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Immigration arrest two errant farangs CA NA DIan James H Nelson, 64, (pictured left) was arrested on Monday evening (July 1) at Lake View Apartment in Thung Thong when he could not produce his passport, which he claimed had been “sent to an embassy for renewal”. Not convinced, Pol Capt Angkarn Yasanop, took Nelson to Immigration in Phuket Town. There, a check in the database showed that Nelson came to Thailand on September 22, 2010, and was stamped in for two months. That was the most recent entry in the record. Faced with the data, Nelson admitted that he had overstayed in Thailand for more than two and a half years. He was charged with being in Thailand illegally. Nelson is listed in Linked

In as Account Manager for a company called Thailand Direct Real Estate. The following day Immigration police arrested another foreigner, British timeshare salesman Richard James Daffurn, 44 (pictured right) after receiving a tip-off. When stopped and asked to show his passport Daffurn was unable to do so, so the officers took him in. I m m ig r at ion record s showed that he had entered Phuket on December 12, 2010, then had flown out on January 28, 2011. There was no record of his re-entering the country after that. Daffurn admitted that he had crossed into Thailand from Malaysia later in 2011. He, too, was charged with being in Thailand illegally.

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DSI busts massive fake goods store Naraporn Tuarob reporter1@classactmedia.co.th

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he Depa r t ment of Special Investigation, Region 8 (DSI8), on Wednesday (July 3) raided what appears to have been a major warehouse and distribution centre for counterfeit goods in Phuket. Thousands upon thousands of fake bags, pieces of luggage, T-shirts and other items of clothing, all marked with famous brands, were seized. There were so many sacks full of the fakes that DSI officers said they could not even estimate how many items there were or how much the massive haul would be worth on the street. The fakes are being taken to the offices of the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Academy in Cherng Talay,

There were so many sacks full of fake branded items that a 10-wheel truck had to be brought in to take them all away. where there is enough space undercover to allow the counting to take place. After spending all of Wednesday night counting, the DSI officers came up with two figures: 3,330 handbags and pieces of luggage; and 34,379 items of clothing. The officers also questioned seven people they found on the premises. All declared themselves innocent of any wrongdoing, saying that they were employees only. Eventually, however, three people admitted to being in-

volved in “distribution” of the goods. They have been released on bail while police continue their investigations into who owns the townhouses and the fake goods in them. Udom Petchkut, director of DSI8, told The Phuket News, “After staging surveillance on the place, we collaborated with the Governor and local authorities to organise this operation.” In a statement to the press the DSI also noted that there was an extra reason for carrying out the raid: DSI8 had

learned that it had been accused of “receiving benefits” from the counterfeiting business. So as soon as the warehouse was identified, the statement said, the DSI carried out the raid to demonstrate emphatically that this was not the case. If it can be proved that the arrested people and the owners of the buildings were involved in the counterfeiting business rather than in storage alone, they will be charged with copyright and trademark infringement.

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TRAFFIC JAMS IN THE morning along Thepkrassattri Rd southbound can be expected for the coming month or so as roadworks at the northern end of the bypass road cause a bottleneck. The work began on Monday morning (July 1), with the one lane of the southbound carriageway closed. Worapot Supakan of the Phuket Provincial Highways Department, told The Phuket News that the work entails resurfacing the bypass from the intersection for about 1.4 kilometres to the south. The work adds to the congestion already being caused by the creation of a U-turn just south of the Koh Kaew traffic lights. That work, however, is almost finished.


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Lucky escape for klong crash duo Belgian in ICU after A BLACK CHEVROLET car crashed off the road on Tuesday (July 2) and landed upside down, half underwater, in a klong near Wat Suwankiriwong, Patong. Amazingly, neither the driver nor his passenger was hurt. When Kusonladharm foundation volunteers and Kathu police arrived at the scene they found that driver Sayan Padoongsak, 31, had simply taken a deep breath, opened his door and climbed out. His friend Thaksin Kuenoon, 55, followed him.

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The car landed upside down and half immersed in the water. Photo: Veera Kerdsirimongkol

A 62-YEAR-OLD BELGIAN expat was rushed to hospital at about 1 am on the morning of June 27, covered in blood after being stabbed by his wife in a furious argument over her flirting. Pol Lt Col Jongserm Preecha of Kathu Police explained, “The victim, Ferdinand Salpdew, had been out drinking with his wife, Yossapa Chanthep, 36, and friends. “He objected to her giving the glad eye to another man in the group so when they

got home he beat her. “Defending herself, she grabbed a thin, sharp piece of metal and stabbed him five times in the left side of his chest and once in the neck.” Mr Salpdew collapsed, covered in blood. When the flow of blood could not be staunched he was rushed to Patong Hospital, Yossapa accompanying him, weeping in remorse. He is currently in stable condition in hospital. It is not clear what charges, if any, will be brought in the case.

Legal tuk-tuks versus ‘black’ drivers A LEGITIMATE TUKtuk driver in Patong on Wednesday (June 3) spoke out about the tension between legal and illegal local transport in the town, which is threatening to boil over into something nasty as business dwindles with the low season. The tutk-tuk driver, speaking to The Phuket News on condition of anonymity, explained, “I’ve been hearing about ‘black tuk-tuks’ for a long time. “I understood that they want to work to make a living. “They don’t seem to have a centre – they just drive around Patong, usually at nighttime, picking up tourists by offering fares that are lower than the standard. “In the high season tuktuk drivers can make about B4,000 a day. But now it’s B1,000 a day or less.” He echoed the views of those who have in the past criticised “black” taxis working elsewhere in the island. “Black tuk-tuks in Patong are not safe; there have been crimes committed by some of the drivers, and when tourists forget a bag or a mobile phone or a wallet in a black tuk-tuk, they never get it back. They are not registered, which makes it impossible to identify them later on. “I have been driving a tuk-tuk for a long time. I see many ‘fake’ tuk-tuks in Patong but they are not arrested.”

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Black taxi rep Anan Pluemjit warned of protests if he and his colleagues are not helped.

BLINDSIDED Black taxi driver puts Gov on spot Prapaporn Jitmaneeyaphan reporter2@classactmedia.co.th

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overnor Maitree Intusut was blindsided on Tuesday (July 2) by an illegal taxi driver who spoke up at the end of the governor’s regular meeting with the press and pushed him hard for help in getting himself and others like him legalised. Anan Pluemjit, who described himself as a representative of illegal taxi drivers in Patong, complained that the 200 registered tuk-tuk drivers who demonstrated at Provincial Hall last week had given a false impression of what was going on on the mean streets of Phuket’s fun city. “We are the ones who have the really serious problems,” he said. “We have fought for long time for our workplace. Sometimes we have fought until someone was killed.” He said he had been operating for years from in front of the Hard Rock bar at the intersection of Bangla Rd and Rat-U-Thit 200 Pi Rd. “Today I have come to call for justice. At this time of year

it is very hard for us to earn any money. And even when we are not earning money we have to pay fines as well.” Mr Anan said that he had visited the Department of Land Transportation many times for advice on how he and his group might become legitimate. But, he said, the problem was money. The illegal taxi drivers cannot afford the B48,000 to B50,000 that it costs to make their vehicles comply with Ministry of Transport specifications. “We cannot have a yellow license plate because first we

must pay for first-class insurance, which is too expensive for us. He then warned Gov Maitree that if the governor cannot help them, “I will come back with my team. More illegal taxi drivers will show up here soon.” The Governor replied wearily, “I spoke before with the Government Savings Bank [about taxi financing problems]. The bank has agreed to provide low-interest loans for taxi drivers in general. “As for the other issues you mention, I promises I will try to find solutions.”

B100m fire at TT&T F I R E DE ST ROY E D A store containing optical fibre cable at the facilities of telephone company and internet provider TT&T Public Co in Koh Kaew on Sunday night (June 30). Firemen from Ratsada and Phuket City were sent to put out the inferno, which is believed to have been caused by a faulty electricity circuit. Some B100 million worth

of cable and other equipment is estimated to have been destroyed. A fire official told The Phuket News, “The fire is now under control. Thankfully, we managed to prevent it from reaching the main building. “We will have to investigate to ascertain the exact cause of the fire, but we do know it began in the electrical store.”


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ice-Governor Somkiat Sangkhaosutthirak, the island’s land disputes go-to guy, on June 27 visited the site of another dispute at the edge of the Soi Kingkaew slum on the east side of Phuket Town. He went following complaints that a “land owner” had blocked villagers’ access to the water and the mangroves bordering the Kingkaew community by erecting a high fence and a gate. The dispute appears to be the latest chapter in an ongoing tug o’ war between the Kingkaew villagers and the Udomsap family, who claim much of the land in the area. The Soi Kingkaew community, now numbering hundreds of people, sits on what used to be mangrove forest. The community is regarded by local authorities as illegal. As a result it had rutted, unmade roads, no official power or water supply and no waste management. However, the community have managed to make their voices heard, hence the visit by the vice-governor. Villagers complained that the owner of the land had not only blocked their right of way, but was also in the process of enlarging the land through reclamation. After taking a look around, V/Gov Somkiet invited all involved to a meeting at Provincial Hall. At the meeting, a representative of the Land Office said that officials had tried

Owner’s representative Gumpa Thammapradit (grey shirt) assures V/Gov Somkiet that all the paperwork is in first-class order. to survey the disputed land but had been chased off by Kingkaew villagers, who have always suspected the Land Office of plotting to expel them. A representative of the villagers said that people had chased the Land Officers away because they did not understand what they were attempting to do. The officials, he said, just arrived and started to survey the land, planting a stake in the ground. This had made people very suspicious of what they were doing. At the meeting, Pongsapak Eiabsakul, chief of the Mangrove Forest Development Office, said that he was sure that the land was degraded mangrove forest and public land. A case had been brought earlier for encroachment where the court had ordered

all structures on the land to be demolished. However, Gumpa Thammapradit, identifying himself as the representative of Sodsri Udomsap, the “owner” of the 1.5-rai disputed plot, said that Mrs Sodsri has a SorKor1 paper for the land, which he presented at the meeting. The Vice-Governor ordered the Legal Execution Department and the Mangrove Forest Development Office to follow up with this case, including checking all documentation. He also ordered the Land Office to check Mrs Sodsri’s SorKor 1 to see whether it is genuine, or if it is a “flying” Sor Kor 1. He requested that Mrs Sodsri provide any documents she can to prove that she owns the land and has a

right to occupy it. Provincial police, he said, should support Land Office staff when they go to survey land in the Kingkaew area, and leaders of the local community should explain matters to the local people so that they will worry less about surveys being carried out. The Vice-Governor also made a final suggestion: that the Provincial Public Health Office check the condition of the sea water in the area because “it’s really stinky and looks very dirty”. It is not the first time that the villagers have butted heads with the Udomsap family. In February last year a similar problem arose between the community and Preeda Udomsap, who claimed to own a chunk of the land on which the community sits.

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A BUSY THIEF WHO STOLE SIX iPhones in the space of a week – and nicked B14,000 from a massage parlour – was cornered by police on Thursday (June 27) thanks to the GPS signal from the last of the phones he had stolen. Pol Lt Prawit Engchuan told The Phuket News that police arrested Nakorn Siriaksorn, 32, from Songkhla, after he stole items from massage parlours, clothing shops, tour shops, and other places in Phuket.

“We tracked him after the last theft thanks to the GPS signal from the phone he had stolen. We located him near the Phuket Motel in Phunpol Rd. We hurried over there and found him. “When he saw us he tried to make a run for it but we collared him. “He confessed that he would walk into a place and act like a customer but when the owners were not looking, he would grab their phone and run away. “He had three iPhones in his pos-

session when we caught him, but he admitted to us that he had already sold another three and used the money to pay for the services of prostitutes. “He also admitted that he had stolen B14,000 from a massage parlour. “We took a urine sample from him which tested positive for narcotics, but we didn’t find any drugs in his possession.” Nakorn was charged with seven cases of theft.

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Thai police officer charged with human trafficking A POLICEMAN HAS BEEN charged with trafficking after a Rohingya woman was allegedly lured from a shelter in southern Thailand and subsequently raped by a man from the refugee Muslim minority, police said on Saturday (June 28). It is believed to be the first time a Thai official has been charged with trafficking of Rohingya boat people, despite probes into alleged people smuggling by authorities including the army. The officer is accused of driving the 25-year-old victim along with her daughters, aged 12 and nine, and two other women, from the shelter in Phang Nga in late May. The woman was told she would be taken to Malaysia to be reunited with her husband, who is also Rohingya, but was instead held at several places in the region in an ordeal lasting several weeks, police said. The woman was allegedly raped repeatedly by the Rohingya man, believed to have worked as a translator at the shelter. He has been charged with assault. The victim and her children were found on a roadside and returned to the shelter last week when she contacted the police. “The officer has been charged with taking part in human trafficking and abuse of his position”, Police Colonel Weerasin Kwansaeng, commander of Kuraburi Police Station said. “The victim said he drove the car from the shelter,” he said, adding it was the first time charges had been brought against police over the trafficking of Rohingya. Dozens of Rohingya women and children who fled communal violence in Myanmar, are housed at the shelter while hundreds of men from the ethnic group are being held at an immigration detention centre in the same province. Rights groups have repeatedly voiced concerns over the treatment of Rohingya refugees by Thai authorities, saying they are held in poor conditions and are vulnerable to exploitation. AFP


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ublic health officials on Monday (July 1) urged people on Phuket to take better care of themselves in order to avoid contracting dengue fever. From Januar y 1 until yesterday (June 30) Phuket recorded 1,193 cases of the mosquito-borne disease. Happily, so far there has been only one fatality. However, the number of infections, not just in Phuket, but nationwide, is particularly high this year. This year’s figure for Phuket is roughly double the number in the same period last year. At a meeting in Patong Hospital, Dr Buncha Kakhong, chief medical officer of the Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) said, “In Phuket, we can now say there is an epidemic. Thalang is the district worst affected and Kathu is second – and it is likely to grow. “The most important thing is to ensure you do not get bitten. Using a repellent is essential. It is the first line of defence.” He warned that the figures show that people between the ages of 15 and 25 appear most likely to become infected. However, small children are most at risk of becoming severely ill from dengue shock

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Sgt Maj Nopphadon Boonyapijit receives a visit from Phuket Deputy Police Commander Col Arun Kaewvatee (with gift basket sent by the Commissioner General of the Royal Thai Police, Pol Gen Adul Saengsingkaew) and Col Sermpan Sirikong.

Chase suspect rams cop PPHO’s Buncha Kakhong: Get your free repellent and use it. syndrome, which can cause dangerously low blood pressure. “Anyone who has the symptoms of a cold for two days should go to hospital and be checked for dengue fever. “We urge people to identify containers, puddles or wet land – which can all be breeding grounds for mosquitoes – and drain them. Also, use mosquito spray to kill the flying adults.” The meeting also took steps to tighten cooperation among the various dengue-fighting bodies in Phuket. Steps included meetings among health officers, local authorities and residents in Kathu to organise action to prevent an epidemic in that district, and devising

measures, currently lacking, to involve local authorities and local people in the “3-3-3” campaign, which was officially launched on April 24. The 3-3-3 campaign is as follows: During the first three days of the campaign, health officers visit people in high risk areas around Phuket, and test those who they think might have the disease. In the following three weeks they compile all the information on those who are infected. Over a three-month period, ending July 24, mosquito repellent is available free of charge from all hospitals, clinics and health offices across Phuket.

A DRUG-DEALING SUSpect trying to get away from his police pursuers on June 26, led them in a high-speed car chase through Phuket City and then rammed a policeman with his car. The pursuit car finally cornered Thaweepong Kerk-pon, 28, from Phuket, at the intersection of Sakdidet Rd and Chao Fa East Rd. Pol Sgt Maj Nopphadon Boonyapijit ran across to demand Thaweepong get out of his car quietly. Thaweepong responded by stamping on the accelerator and rammed the sergeant into a traffic light pole.

Another officer, seeing this, opened fire, hitting Thaweepong in the right leg. With the car no longer usable, Thaweepong tried to make a run for it, but the bullet wound in his leg slowed him down and he was caught. In the bent car police found 300 methamphetamine tablets and 50 grams of crystal meth. Both Thaweepong and Sgt Maj Nopphadon were taken to hospital, the letter with a broken right arm and cracked ribs. Sgt Maj Nopphadon received a visit the following day in hospital from two very senior officers who praised his

Illegal club shuttered for naked show AN ILLEGAL GAY CLUB close to the Jungceylon shopping mall in Patong was closed on June 27 after a visit by police officers who witnessed three men taking part in “a lewd performance”. “Officers arrested four people in the Dragon Club on Pang Muang Sai Kor Rd after the club staged a show in which some of the performers were dancing naked,” Pol Capt Theerasak Boonsaeng said. The apparent owner of the club, Thanate Promprasert, was arrested, along with three dancers. The club also had no operating licence so Mr Thanate was charged with opening a club illegally and arranging a lewd performance in public. The performers were fined B500 each and released.

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devotion to duty. Phuket Provincial Police Deputy Commander Col Arun Kaewvatee said, “S/ Maj Nopphadon did his duty in exemplary fashion.” With his wife and little daughter sitting at the bedside, S/Maj Nopphadon told The Phuket News, “It was my duty as a policeman; I had to try to arrest him. But I never expected him to ram me with his car. “I am proud of the action I took, even though I was hurt.” With a pained grin, he added, “I think I may stay here in the hospital for a while – take a holiday.”


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Shockwaves from 6.1 quake rock the island

THE ISLAND WAS ROCKed gently on Tuesday afternoon (July 2) at about 2.35pm by shockwaves from a 6.1-Richter quake that killed 22 people in Sumatra, Indonesia. The quake, said to have been 10 kilometres below the central mountains of northern Sumatra, was centred almost exactly halfway between Meulaboh on the southern coast of Sumatra and Lhoksemawe on the north coast, and about 390 kilometres from Phuket. San Janatarwong, chief of the Phuket department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation said that the quake caused no known damage in Phuket. He added that no aftershocks are expected. Earthquake survivors are treated outside the hospital at Lampahan village in Aceh. Photo: AFP/Fikri Ramadhavi In Indonesia however, National Disaster Manage- over the two worst-hit districts with an excavator through tents had been set up outside landslips, the national disaster ment Agency spokesman of Central Aceh and Bener the rubble of the mosque to treat the flood of patients, agency said. The National Seismologilooking for more children he said, adding that food and Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said Meriah, the agency said. cal Institute said that in addiIn Blang Mancung village, believed to be trapped but no water were in short supply. on Wednesday that 22 people Military, police and local tion to being felt in southern had died, 210 people were Central Aceh district, at least more bodies had as yet been injured, and thousands of six children were killed when found, an AFP reporter at the government officials were try- provinces of Thailand, the ing to head to affected areas quake had also rattled people buildings and homes were a mosque collapsed during a scene said. damaged in the quake. The main hospital in the by ground and in aircraft but in the upper floors of high Koran reading session. The casualties were spread Rescuers dug all night district was overwhelmed and some roads were blocked by buildings in Bangkok. AFP

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Retired Microsoft manager drowns Tanyaluk Sakoot reporter4@classactmedia.co.th

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icrosoft’s former Principal Architect of Internet Operations, Cliff Bamford, 69, was found dead on Monday morning (July 1), face-down in the swimming pool of his villa on Santisuk Rd, Wichit. Mr Bamford, a holder of an Dominican Republic passport, was discovered by housekeeper Nanthiya Roongrueng at 8.45 am. It appears he was about to swim; he was wearing swimming shorts and a towel was found close by. Wichit Inspector Pol Lt Anookrak Klangnarong told The Phuket News that Mr Bamford had been living in Thailand for about 10 years, and had a history of heart trouble. He had been treated at Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok, was on medication, and was scheduled to have a bypass operation soon. His Thai wife was not at their home when Mr Bamford died; she was staying in another province.

Zaw Ko Ko Aung Khor Maung with the drugs found in the shack.

Two arrested for drugs in house FOLLOWING A TIP-OFF, policemen on Thursday evening (June 27) arrested two men, a Burmese and Thai, on drugs possession charges. Searching the one-room shack on Patak Rd, opposite the Baan Kata School, they found 58 methamphetamine (ya ba) pills, 15.8 grams of crystal methamphetamine (ya ice) and 45 packets of marijuana. Anan Kanyarat, 37, was arrested after a B200 pack of

marijuana was found in his possession. Officers also arrested Zaw Ko Ko Aung Khor Maung, 25, from Myanmar. He denied having anything to do with the drugs found in the shack, saying that he was only staying there before returning to Myanmar in a couple of weeks. While he was telling police this, however, a phone rang in his pocket. Police answered it and found themselves talking with a would-be buyer

of drugs. Zaw said the phone was not his, but belonged to the tenant of the shack, another Burmese called Tin Naing Oo(a) Rat, 45, who had left the building when he saw the police arriving. As he left, Zaw said, Tin pushed his phone into Zaw’s pocket. Police were not inclined to believe this story and arrested Zaw on drug dealing charges. They are now looking for Tin, who, in his haste, left his ID card behind.


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Bigger breast ops soaring on the island BANGKOK HOSPITAL PHUKET says the number of patients seeking breast enhancement has been rising by 20-30 per cent a year, with 90 per cent of the patients being foreigners. The hospital currently performs the procedures on three patients a day on average but it expects more patients after the Asean Economic Community comes into being in 2015, said Vitoon Visutsereewong, director of the hospital’s Aesthetic Center. He said breast augmentation was popular as foreign tourists were quite confident in the quality of the services in Thailand. In addition, costs of medical procedures in Thailand are as little as two-thirds to one-half of those in developed countries. At Bangkok Hospital Phuket, part of the country’s largest private hospital chain, breast augmentation packages range from B125,000 to B170,000. Last Friday the hospital staged a live surgery workshop for medical staff from countries across the Asia Pacific region on breast augmentation using Contour Profile implants. The implants are now the preferred choice among patients because the procedure has minimal side effects and requires only one night in the hospital.

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22 Phuket schoolkids in mass hysteria outbreak Prapaporn Jitmaneeyaphan reporter2@classactmedia.co.th

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wenty two schoolchildren aged 13 to 15 were taken to Patong hospital for treatment after they collapsed screaming and crying at morning assembly on Monday (July 1) at Wat Suwankeereewong School in Patong. Dr Sirichai Silpa-archa, director of Patong Hospital, said that he first heard about the incident from the Narenthorn Emergency Center, which informed him that one boy and 21 girls had been affected. At the hospital staff calmed them down, though some of the more serious cases, suffering from anxiety, seizures, muscle spasms or hyperventilation, were given Valium. Psychiatrists were also drafted in to talk to the children. Health staff found that this was the second time in four days that this group had experienced mass hysteria. The previous Friday (June 28) they were on a visit to the Anti-Narcotics Training Project at Chulabhorn Marine Park Conservation Centre in Thap Lamu, Phang-Nga. After their outbreak of screaming there, they had to be taken

Dr Sirichai Silpa-archa, director of Patong Hospital: ‘Mass psychogenic illness’. to hospital in Phang Nga but all appeared to recover quite quickly. However, this morning, something once again sparked off the hysterics at a perfectly normal

morning ceremony at the school. Today, 13 of the students were released and told to go home, another six were also released but were told to call the hospital if they felt

strange again, while three remain in hospital for observation. Dr Sirichai characterised the incidents as “mass psychogenic illness”.

Elderly man faces eviction from little scrap of heaven Naraporn Tuarob reporter1@classactmedia.co.th

TUCK ED I N NEXT TO the canal on Phang Nga Rd Soi 4, Phuket Town, within a stone’s throw of the Royal Phuket City Hotel, is a small piece of land that has been home for the past decade to 71-year-old Kranit Monkatha. “I used to be a freelance construction worker,” Mr Kranit said on June 27. “At first I had my nephew staying with me but now I am on my own. I have lived here for 10 years. “I don’t have a land title for this plot,” he admitted. But he likes living there and would like to go on doing so. But that is now looking increasingly unlikely. Phuket City Municipality says that the small plot comes under its responsibility, and wants him off. The Municipality has already tried once to get rid of him. On May 24 it served him with an eviction notice then pulled down his makeshift home and ripped up his garden. Staff then blocked off the site.

Mr Kranit has lived on the piece of land for the past decade. He doesn’t have a land title and faces eviction. M r K r a n it, however, moved back in, rebuilt his home, replanted, and then made a complaint to the Administrative Court – which deals with disputes between members of the public and government departments. The court decided that he had not provided enough evidence for its judges to

hear his case. However, it did write to the Phuket City Municipality demanding that it demonstrate that the land is public, and that it explain by what authority it had destroyed Mr Kranit’s lean-to. Mr Kranit has no papers for the land. But nor does the City. The City’s attorney, who gave her name only as Sumontha, argued, however, that the municipality has a responsibility to look after any vacant lots within its boundaries. Vice-Governor Somkiat Sangkhaosutthirak said if everything was done correctly and the Administrative Court accepts the case, then the decision the court makes will be final. Before the City approaches the court, V/Gov Somkiat said, all relevant paperwork should be thoroughly rechecked. This will take some time, offering Mr Kranit a temporary reprieve. The Vice-Governor asked him, “If you are evicted from here, where are you going to live?” The old man replied, “I don’t know.”

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The ins and outs M anyforeigners‘living’ in Thailand have to leave after 30 days’ stay, often braving hair-raising visa bus runs to the Malaysian border, only to turn on their heel and immediately re-enter the country as brand new tourist swith brand new visas. No need for a hat or fake moustache. The trip to secure the new visa stamp – speeding drivers, bumpy roads, and a torturously long journey – can be hellish. There are other ways to stay in Thailand, of course. You could actually work here in Thailand with a proper visa and work permit, pay taxes, contribute to the Thai economy and become part of Thai society. Or you could enrol in an education programme that would entitle you to a oneyear stay. If you’re aged over 50 and have either B800,000 in the bank, or can prove you’re earn-

ing more than B65,000 (from overseas) per month then you can apply for a retirement visa. You could also get married to a local, though you still have to show an adequate income if you want to stay long-term. If you do manage to get the visas however, you’ll still have to drop by your local immigration department every 90 days (until the end of time) to ensure they know you are still learning, living, working or retiring in Thailand. The routes to having the right to reside here – proof of earnings, learning Thai, finding employment – are presumably intended to allow the state to be selective about who is allowed to live in Thailand. The reality however is quite different. There are many expats who ‘live’ here year round, on a revolving door of ‘tourist’ visas, who are officially jobless, doing what they can to make

ends meet and who can barely string a Thai sentence together. Thailand knows they’re here – the existence of so many visa run firms testifies to this. The continued, costly charade is an odd waste of time for all concerned. For those who continue to brave the buses to the Malaysian border just to secure another 30 days in paradise, it might be better to settle on the other side, where for those with the funds, there is the successful MM2H (Malaysia My Second Home) scheme and the offer of a 10-year renewable visa. But if the visa rules in Thailand appear overly complicated and perhaps lead to the temptation simpy to ignore them all, a word of caution. This week’s arrests of a Canadian and Briton, found without visas and now facing fines and deportation offers a simple lesson: try it, and sooner or later they’ll get you.

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Monkhood struggles with sexual dilemma Sanitsuda Ekachai editor@classactmedia.co.th

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hen controversial monk Luang Pu Nenkham Chattiko stirred up a public outcry last month by living a life of luxury while duping people into believing he had attained spiritual liberation, authorities simply said nothing much could be done. It was only when rumours of his sexual misconduct hit the headlines – he was alleged to have had sexual relationships with eight women and fathered two children – that authorities suddenly took notice and promised to investigate. On the opposite side of the spectrum from this loud, entrepreneurial monk is the serene and spartan former monk Mitsuo Gavesako. The public was shocked to learn that the well-known Japanese-born meditation

teacher had suddenly left the monkhood last month. When it was later revealed he married soon after leaving the monkhood, many of his admirers expressed disillusionment, even anger. Two scandals. Both involved sex. One a cardinal sin; the other a straightforward goodbye to the monastic life in respect of the monks’ chastity principle. Yet, a proper exit from the monkhood, that of Mr Mitsuo, was met with a frown, while the sexual misconduct rife in the clergy goes largely unpunished. Why is that so? According to monastic codes of conduct, theft, sexual intercourse, killing, and boasting of arahantship (spiritual enlightenment) are cardinal sins for monks. Those who violate these rules must be disrobed. In Thai Buddhist culture, however, theft is overlooked, resulting in widespread

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Going up in smoke How to improve in Kuala Lumpur Phuket tourism I took a flight from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur on Saturday morning, where sightseeing was marred by smog. Back at KL International Airport on Sunday afternoon, I stepped out of the city to airport bus and lit up a cigarette. I got arrested. Verdict? Smoking in a non-smoking area. I argued, to no avail, that all the no-smoking signs are position to be seen only if you walk from the main terminal to the food court or back. None of the signs are facing outwards where the bus stops – a nice trap. I’ve been left with three options. One, pay 250 ringgit now, pay 2,500 ringgit within a month, or a court case will be coming my way in October. There were more people being jumped on – all foreigners. Locals smoked away happily, including uniformed employees of transport companies. They were not touched. Ah well, seems to be a case of ‘hello Malaysia’ – goodbye. Gunter

It seems the government has forgotten why Phuket is a tourist destination. They seem so set on building up the other areas, instead of focusing on the beach. Here are my suggestions for improvement: 1. Make people accountable for the areas where they rent out beach chairs and jet skis. 2. Start imposing littering fines. 3. Use volunteers to assist with lifeguard duties and add some professionalism to it – there are quite a few expats who could assist with this. 4. Australia uses tumblers that drive along the beach and collect the rubbish – this is environmentally friendly. 5. There are also first aid personnel amongst expats who could assist with training and English lessons. 6. Kalim has a good surf break but if we introduced a wedge out wide it could develop a really good break and rebuild the marine ecosystem.

temple corruption. Boasting arahantship has become an effective marketing tool to attract followers and money. The actual crime of killing is rare, but monks’ support of violence or killing – still considered a cardinal sin – remains largely unquestioned by the public. Sex, however, has been singled out as the ultimate no-no. It is why most rogue monks and their monkey business escape scrutiny until their sexual scandals emerge. It is also why former monk Mitsuo’s recent marriage is considered a spiritual downfall. This is not a healthy way of looking at things. It is not a healthy way of looking at sex either. Chastity is mandatory for Theravada Buddhist monks. This does not mean, however, that sex should be viewed as a dirty thing that must be condemned and suppressed. Instead, it must be con-

fronted as a powerful challenge in one’s spiritual efforts to let go of desires and attachment. Since sexual desire is probably humanity’s most powerful drive, it is a monk’s greatest vulnerability. The question is how to deal with that. At present, sheer suppression has produced deeprooted misogyny among the clergy. While women are the clergy’s main supporters, ironically enough they cannot even hand offerings to monks directly. A piece of cloth is used as a barrier. Monks also make a point to keep a physical distance from women and maintain a stern look to show strict discipline, which can make women feel like dirt. It is this fear of women that explains the clergy’s fierce resistance to female ordination. I once complained about

HAVE YOUR SAY I am a ‘FIFO’ (fly in, fly out) worker who works in Australia calls Phuket home. Let’s all help each other make our island great. Another thing: Do not blame the Thai people for the complaints from the Chinese. They are really rude, constantly block walkways, traffic on corners, escalators and access points when they decide to have a discussion. They do not attempt to even understand the language and want everything cheap. Lastly, I was in Patong cruising along and decided to park my bike in the public parking area. When I got off my bike I was told I had to pay B20 for doing so by the bike hire operator. I told them forget it, but this happened three times along the strip until I got a free public parking spot. Why are operators claiming these areas as their own? These are all the situations that are driving tourists away. Kaffiyeh

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popular in Phuket] Given the foreign currency exchange rates tourists are receiving, are medical procedures really two-thirds to one-half the cost of ‘developed’ countries? Somehow I doubt it. Agogohome

Praise for cop [Re. Top police praise Phuket officer hurt in line of duty] Well done to the officer, and a speedy recovery, but, what training did he have? Surely any “professional” training would tell officers not to put themselves between a car and any object. That’s just asking for trouble. Laurie Howells

The pros and cons of U-turns [Re. New U turn aims to ease Phuket traffic congestion] Many traffic tailbacks are caused by the lack of U-turns. Good to see someone has actually noticed and taken action. Another one just north

the treatment of women as lowly beings to a group of monks. Thanks to their honesty, I’ve come to understand their struggles and fears, and now realise the need to help monks stay true to their path. They told me coping with sexual desires is difficult enough, but living in a society full of sexual images has made it an ordeal for them. One told me he had to stay away from foods that arouse sexual desires. Another said he must get up before dawn to prevent sexual urges from arising. Another visited a hospital morgue regularly to see preserved corpses and contemplate impermanence. Clearly, the clergy should not leave young monks to struggle alone. They should give assistance during education and spiritual training to deal with sexual desires in systematic and healthy ways. Unfortunately, that is not happening.

What is happening is that monks are taught that women are enemies of the monkhood, while all sorts of sexual abuses are taking place behind temple walls. Meanwhile, the so-called “good monks” are not immune to temptations either when their followers keep pampering them with fame and attention while helping their “gurus” turn temples into their own little kingdoms. The Sangha was originally designed as an egalitarian system where monks could warn one another against temptation. This is gone in our feudalistic clergy. So is the teacher-student training system. The favourable atmosphere for spiritual practice is no more. It is why the clergy is in such a mess.

Sanitsuda Ekachai is Editorial Pages Editor at the Bangkok Post.

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of the Heroines Monument would be of great benefit to motorists. Agogohome An overpass U-turn would be the best solution but the cheap, unworkable U-turn will be in place for a while before making the best decision. Whistle-Blower An overpass is more likely to collapse due to the standard of Phuket’s buildings. Also the U-turn works when people follow the rules of the road! Guest I have seen and used the overpasses in and around Bangkok – they seem safe and I have never heard of any collapsing. Having said that, I have seen a lot of crappy concreting on Phuket, and with corruption so rife I don’t think the best quality concrete would be used, they might even “forget” some reinforcing. I’d still feel safer on an overpass than any tunnel or underpass. Laurie Howells

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Traffic congestion at Puket airport [Re. Phuket van driver upsets Chinese tourists] I like how there are about six lanes in front of the terminal, but it often ends up being one, since folks just stop wherever it is convenient for them. And then there’s the ample parking in the lot. Dave Williams

A big mystery [Re. Phuket News. Thailand orders 1.2 million tablet computers for pupils] The tablets that were handed out at our school last year seem to have mysteriously disappeared. My eldest only got to bring his home for one weekend. Hmmm Agogohome

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Thai PM takes key defence post rime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on June 30 became the first woman to head the kingdom’s defence ministry in a cabinet reshuffle that gives her more influence over the powerful army that ousted her brother. As defence minister Yingluck claims a seat on Thailand’s defence council, which appoints army top brass in a nation where the military has carried out numerous coups, the most recent toppling her brother Thaksin Shinawatra in 2006. The leadership of the army is due to undergo an annual reshuffle in October, although it is unclear whether its current chief will retain his position despite approaching the end of the customary three-year term. Speaking before the reshuffle was announced, Yuthasak Sasiprapha, who was appointed deputy defence minister, said Yingluck would not cause problems with the military. “She can do it, she can work with

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the army,” he told reporters. Deputy Prime Minister Pongthep Thepkanjana said the prime minister had considered the reshuffle ‘carefully’ and “selected suitable people” for cabinet posts. The hugely influential army is the official protector of the revered monarchy and is also seen by many as the guarantor of the establishment. It draws a large budget and is fighting a rebellion in the deep south which has killed more than 5,700 people in nearly a decade. But the army has also been a key player in the nation’s tumultuous political history. Thailand has been plagued by political divisions and sometimes violent street protests involving so-called ‘Red Shirt’ supporters of Yingluck – and her self-exiled brother Thaksin – and ‘Yellow Shirts’ who support the pro-establishment opposition. Thaksin was ousted by an army

Photo: AFP/Ishara S. Kodikara coup in 2006, prompting years of bitter political jousting that has at times spilled into bloodshed. The country is still recovering from street protests by Red Shirts in 2010 that culminated in a bloody crackdown by security forces.

About 90 people were killed and nearly 1,900 wounded in a series of clashes in May 2010 between demonstrators and security forces. Courts have ruled that some protesters were killed by security forces, leading to charges of murder being laid against then-Prime Minister and current opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva – accusations he strenuously denies. No army officials have been charged over the unrest. Several protest groups have sprung up in recent months against the government of Yingluck and the influence of her brother, who is seeking a return to the kingdom but faces jail over corruption charges. On Saturday the Bangkok Post predicted the move would allow Yingluck – much pilloried as Thaksin’s stooge – to tighten her grip on power, and indicated that she enjoyed a ‘rock-solid relationship’ with army top brass. AFP

Minister, diplomats discuss Thailand’s tourist security BANGKOK: MINISTER OF Tourism & Sports Somsak Phureesrisak yesterday met with representatives of 14 European embassies to discuss threats faced by their respective nationals when visiting Thailand, with the aim of boosting confidence in tourist safety in the country on July 1.

The minister told reporters after the meeting that frequent threats to tourists reported by the diplomats included, among others, snatch-and-run thefts, overcharging for jetski and motorcycle rentals, and getting mugged or physically assaulted by illegal taxi drivers. The minister said that the

meeting placed emphasis on practical preventive measures by assigning provincial transport offices to deal with extortion by rental companies and illegal taxi operators. Mr added that he would also set up a tourist assistance centre to help visitors affected by natural disasters and man-

made threats such as bodily assaults, accidents, extortion and cheating. However, he added that this must be be accompanies with measures to educate tourists about local laws. He also touched on the establishment of a Tourism Court, saying the court would

initially be opened in Bangkok, and would later be extended to top tourist provinces such as Pattaya, Phuket, Koh Samui and Chiang Mai. The Tourism Court is aimed at speeding legal proceedings by operating at night and using video conferencing to interview witnesses. NNT

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IN BRIEF Sri Lankan arrested for tricking workers A Sri Lankan man was arrested by Pattaya City police officers after he was reported to have tricked three of his fellow countrymen to work in Thailand on July 2. The Sri Lankan men paid fees to the ‘foreman’, but after they were flown to Thailand, they were kept at an apartment in the city. Pattya Daily News

Mother and daughter commit joint suicide

An 20-year-old honour roll student from Thammasart University was given poison to drink by her mother after she was diagnosed with oral cancer on June 29. As the doctors couldn’t cure the cancer, the mother had decided to kill the daughter and herself. PDN

Man dies after stealing milk

A man who stole some UHT milk placed as an offering at the sacred shrine at Samaesarn port in Pattaya was found dead on June 28. Locals believe that it was the power of the sacred holy shrine that killed him. PDN


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Cambodian jungle graveyard site mystifies history experts O

ver a hundred “burial jars” and a dozen coffins arranged on a ledge in remote Cambodian jungle have for centuries held the bones – and secrets – of a mysterious people who lived alongside with the Angkor era. Why the bones were placed in jars on a cliff some 100 metres high in the Cardamom Mountains, or indeed whose remains they are, has long puzzled experts. For seven years Nancy Beavan, an archaeologist who specialises in carbon dating, has been looking for an answer, painstakingly piecing together clues left by the enigmatic people at 10 sites dotted across the area in southwestern Cambodia. Tests show some of the bone fragments are six centuries old, according to the New Zealander. “Why put these bones in jars? This was a practice that was not observed in any other part of Cambodia,” she said. Ten jars, dating from the 15th to the 17th centuries, and twelve coffins – the earliest

Nancy Beavan, senior research fellow at the University of Otago, holds a skull next to broken jars at the Cardamom Mountains. Photo: AFP/Tep Sokha/University of Otago from the 14th century – have been found at the Phnom Pel site. Some are believed to have come from the kingdom of Siam, now Thailand. Others, a minority, date back to the powerful kingdom of Angkor, which ruled for six centuries and built the famous Angkor

Wat temple complex further to the north. But experts remain mystified as to why the bones were preserved in a Buddhist country where cremation is – and was – a key religious custom. Tep Sokha, an expert in Cambodian ceramics, said the jars are of the “highest ceramic

quality” and the number indicates that “this was a sacred and widely practiced ritual”. If villagers living near the cliff were aware of the jars, they have stayed away, allowing foreigners to study the relics at their leisure. And the whole study has been left to Beavan’s team.

They are picking through the evidence, often left to guess the origins of the artifacts they find including 12 coffins lined up on a rock that are so small they could not even hold a child’s body but which contain the bones of men and women. “These coffins are unique. There is no other example in the history of Cambodia. They are relics that have never been disturbed,” Beavan adds. Among her theories is that the bones belonged to Khmer tribesmen who lived deep in the mountains far from the influence of the Angkor kingdom, which spanned Southeast Asia from the ninth to 15th centuries, but perhaps failed to reach this corner. “They have nothing to do with the inhabitants of the Kingdom of Angkor but lived in his shadow,” she said. “Who knows, maybe they were also slaves fleeing the Angkor kingdom.” The search for answers took a leap forward in 2005 when fisherman off Koh Kong province found the same Siamese jars in their nets, prompting

the discovery of a 15th century wreck containing ivory, Chinese porcelain and Siamese and Angkorian jars. The discovery provided the first scientific evidence of how Siamese jars could have been brought to the Cardamoms. Beavan believes the ship came from the Siamese empire to trade jars for ivory and precious wood. Despite the importance of the find, conservation remains a problem. In Koh Kong, hundreds of objects salvaged from the wreck have been left in a back room of the Provincial Court since 2007, despite Cambodia being one of the few Asian countries to have signed up the UN Convention on the preservation of underwater cultural heritage. But the discovery has led authorities to consider establishing a museum for the artifacts which would preserve a longneglected part of the nation’s heritage. They hope it could become a valuable tourist attraction and spur proposals to protect the region. AFP


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IN BRIEF 30 tonnes of drugs seized in America, Caribbean Police across Central America and the Caribbean have seized nearly 30 tonnes of drugs worth an estimated US$822 million (B25 billion) in a coordinated operation, Interpol announced Tuesday. Officers involved in the operation, which took place across 34 countries, also arrested 142 suspects. The haul from Operation Lionfish included 24 tonnes of cocaine, 5.7 tonnes of hashish and four kilos of heroin.

US military air tankers help fight killer Arizona blaze The US military on Tuesday ordered four air tankers to join fire-dousing efforts in Arizona, where firefighters were battling a still out-ofcontrol inferno which killed 19 of their comrades. Investigators are still probing exactly what happened in Sunday’s tragedy, the most deadly wildfire incident in 80 years and the biggest firefighter loss of life since the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York.

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For Steven and Sean, gay marriage ruling a saviour T

he Supreme Court ruling extending federal benefits to gay couples had immediate, dramatic consequences. Just ask Steven, who was minutes from a deportation order but can now legally stay in New York with his US husband Sean. The high court published its landmark decision on its website on Wednesday (June 26), leaving an intern at law firm Masliah Soloway with just 30 minutes to print it out and race five blocks to an immigration court, where a judge was considering an order to expel Steven, an undocumented immigrant from Colombia. The 35-year old had married American Sean Brooks in New York after gay marriage was legalised in the state in 2011. But the federal benefits that are the rights of married heterosexual couples, including permanent residence “green cards” for spouses, are not bestowed on gay couples. For most Americans, filing a green card application for his or her foreign spouse is merely a formality. But for Steven, who has

The US Supreme Court on June 26 struck down a law denying federal benefits to homosexual couples and cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California. The decision has already had an impact: Steven, a Colombian undocumented national, will not be deported and will remain in New York with Sean Brooks, left. Photo: AFP/The Doma Project lived in the United States with Brooks for 10 years, it put his immigration status in jeopardy, and he was facing

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deportation – until the intern showed a copy of the Supreme Court filing to the judge. “It’s very surreal, almost as if someone said: ‘Oh, you can now do the life that you thought you were going to do,’” Brooks, 46, told AFP. The judge acknowledged the landmark nature of Steven’s case in the face of the just-overturned Defense of Marriage Act, said attorney Lavi Soloway, co-founder of the DOMA Project, which defends 70 couples in similar

situations. “She understood the meaning of the case, and that meant that the couple before them was the first married same-sex couple in the United States that would be viewed as a married couple by a federal government agency,” Soloway said. Steven was simply “relieved” to know he will receive legal permanent residency status, which allows him to work in the United States and travel abroad. “Before it wasn’t even

worth having those types of dreams because we knew they couldn’t happen,” Brooks said. For married same-sex couples, the good news is that the law need not be modified for immigration rights to kick in, and that could lead to “fast and dramatic changes” in immigration processing, said lawyer Greg Siskind. “Any marriage performed in a state or country where a same-sex marriage is legal should now be recognised for immigration purposes,” he said. For civil unions, however, the situation does not change right away. With restrictions evaporated, an amendment being introduced in the Senate that sought equal immigration treatment for straight and gay married couples was deemed irrelevant and pulled by its author, the veteran Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy, a longtime supporter of gay marriage. “With the Supreme Court decision today, it appears that the anti-discrimination principles I have long advocated will apply to our immigration laws and to binational couples, and their families can now be united under the law,” Leahy, 73, said on the Senate floor. Twelve states and the capital city Washington allow gay marriage. After the Supreme Court rulings on Wednesday, California has effectively become the 13th state legalising same-sex marriage. AFP

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WALES WILL BECOME the first country in the United Kingdom to adopt an organ and tissue donation scheme based on presumed consent after assembly members voted in favour of a bill on Tuesday. The opt-in system currently in place across the UK relies on people signing up to a voluntary scheme and carrying a donor card. But the Welsh government wants to introduce a system in which individuals will be presumed to have consented after death unless they specifically object during their lifetime. Members of the Welsh Assembly in Cardiff voted 43 to eight in favour of the scheme, which will start in 2015. AFP


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PG scores high in Skytrax awards BANGKOK AIRWAYS HAS been voted Third Best Regional Airline in the World and Second Best Regional Airline in Asia in this year’s prestigious SkyTrax World Airline Awards. The awards are based on responses from more than 18 million airline passengers from around the world, voting for their favorite travel experiences. Puttipong PrasarttongOsoth, President of Bangkok Airways, said, “I and all staff of Bangkok Airways would like to express our sincere thanks to all passengers who cast their votes for us. “It is such an honor to be recognised … This shows that

the hard work and dedication from both front-line and back-of-house staff have paid off. Moreover, these achievements signify that Bangkok Airways is more than ready to soar higher when the Asean Economic Community (AEC) is fully integrated.” Hong Kong-based DragonAir was named best regional airline, followed by Aegean Airlines. In Asia, DragonAir was also No 1, followed by PG. Five of the “World’s Best Airline” top ten were Asian airlines. The top 10 in order were, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Pacific, Etihad, Garuda, Turkish Airlines and Qantas.

Bangkok Airways is growing fast, thanks to multiple code sharing agreements signed in recent months.

AoT to hike passenger fee Bank

AIRPORTS OF THAILAND (AoT) has urged authorities to allow it to hike its passenger service charge (PSC) at airports for the first time in six years. The state-owned firm, which runs Thailand’s six key airports including Phuket and Suvarnabhumi, wants the long sought-after rise to be B800, up from B700, for international passengers, and B150, up from

B100, for domestic travellers. The hike would take effect at the end of 2013. If okayed by the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), it would generate an extra B2 billion for AoT. AoT chairman Sita Divari, who vowed to pursue the increase vigorously, said the hike reflects real costs and the money should be directed towards raising passenger ser-

vice quality at airports. The cost to serve a domestic passenger is about B300 while an international passenger is B400-500, he said. The PSC accounts for 45 per cent of AoT’s revenue, roughly B13 billion a year. “I don’t really think passengers will be affected by such a hike,” Mr Sita said. Bangkok Post

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omestic consumption and exports remained weak in May, while the impetus from the government’s first-time car buyer scheme ran out of steam, pointing to a continued lacklustre economy in the second quarter, says the Bank of Thailand. Mathee Supapongse, the central bank’s senior director for macroeconomic and monetary policy, reiterated it will slash the full-year growth forecast from 5.1 per cent on July 19. Porametee Vimolsiri, dep­ uty secretary-general of the National Economic and Social Development Board, on Thursday (June 27) said this year’s gross domestic product (GDP) will likely grow less than 5 per cent, while the Fiscal Policy Office trimmed its projection to 4.5 per cent from 4.8 per cent. The weaker-than-expected

GDP growth in the first quarter of 5.3 per cent year-on-year, with anaemic domestic consumption and private investment as well as China’s economic slowdown, compelled policymakers, authorities and privately owned research houses to cut their growth estimates. The sober numbers encouraged the central bank’s Monetary Policy Committee to cut the policy rate for the first time this year on May 29, by 25 basis points to 2.5 per cent. China’s economic slowdown is a concern and warrants close monitoring, said Mr Mathee, adding that the central bank expects the Chinese economy to grow by 7-8 per cent this year. “Fragile global demand weighed on merchandise exports, which in turn affected manufacturing production and private investment. The tourism sector, however, continued to

expand robustly,” the central bank said in a statement. It reported a slowdown in domestic consumption in May, contracting by 0.2 per cent year-on-year in the private consumption index. In April, the private consumption index shrank 1.7 per cent. Rising household debt and a decline in car purchases resulting from the delivery of most cars under the first-time car buyer scheme contributed to a dip in consumer spending, said Mr Mathee. He said the Bank of Thailand will continue monitoring rising household debt and slowing domestic consumption amid tighter loan approvals by local banks. The private investment index in May fell by 3.3 per cent year-on-year compared with a 1.1 per cent contraction in April. Bangkok Post

Tobacco giants sue Thai govt JAPAN TOBACCO (JT) IS suing the Thai government over plans to introduce bigger and more prominent anti-smoking warnings on cigarette packets, and rival giant Philip Morris has vowed similar action. The Tokyo-based firm, one of the world’s biggest cigarette fi, said the planned changes from Thailand’s public health ministry would interfere with its operations in the kingdom. Thailand has decided to

extend health warnings from 50 to 85 per cent on both sides of every cigarette packet sold in the country. The new rule is to come into effect in October, but Japan Tobacco said the change would have a “disproportionate impact on legitimate competition, intellectual property rights and freedom of expression”. In its lawsuit, JT agrees that adult smokers should be “appropriately informed”

before deciding whether to smoke, and smokers “should continue to be reminded” about the health risks. But, it said, “JT … does not believe that increasing the size of graphic health warnings to cover 85 per cent of cigarette packaging is effective.” Philip Morris, along with hundreds of Thai retailers on Tuesday (July 2) warned they, too, would sue Thai health authorities. AFP


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Govt ‘loses credibility’ with rice scheme flip-flop

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he government U-turn on rice-pledging prices has undermined its credibility and boils down to poor policy-making, experts say. The National Rice Policy Committee (NRPC) on Monday (July 1) reversed its decision to slash the rice-pledging ceiling price and will continue to pay B15,000 a tonne for white rice until September 15. In the South, the B15,000 pledging price will remain until Nov 30. Reacting to news that the scheme had resulted in losses – or, more accurately, wasted taxes – totalling B200 billion, an NRPC meeting chaired by former commerce minister Boonsong Teriyapirom on June 18 cut the pledging ceiling price from B15,000 to B12,000 baht a tonne for the current crop, effective from Tuesday (July 2). It also limited the pledging amount to no more than B500,000 per household. This immediately prompted farmers – a core part of the Pheu Thai government’s supporters – to threaten a mass

Is it about rice sales? Or is it about votes? protest in Bangkok. Which in turn prompted the government to flip-flop back to the B15,000. Nipon Poapongsakorn, former president and now a distinguished fellow at the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI), said the reversal indicated how “sloppy” the government and

the NRPC were in their policy implementation. According to Mr Nipon, when slashing the prices the government cited financial discipline. Explaining the Uturn, the government claimed it had sufficient funds to buy 2.9 million tonnes from 200,000 registered farmers. “The government must

Inflation ‘lowest in 43 months’ THE COMMERCE Ministry has announced that the inflation rate in June grew at its lowest rate in 43 months as prices of some goods dropped. Inflation for the whole year, the ministry says, is expected to be in the range of 2.8 to 3.4 per cent. Permanent Secretary for Commerce Vatchari Vimooktayon said the CPI in June was 105.31, representing an increase of 2.25 per cent compared with the same period last year, the lowest rate in 43 months. The permanent secretary delivered a pat on the back form himself and colleagues,

attributing the low inflation growth to a strict policy of the Commerce Ministry to closely monitor the prices of goods. She noted that the country is now well into the rainy season which is traditionally a time for agricultural surplus, leading to lower prices of fruits and vegetables. She also noted that oil prices had fallen to US$100 a barrel in June, causing prices of other products to decline, as oil is a major factor in production costs. Despite the fact that the inflation did not rise as much as the ministry originally ex-

pected, Miss Vatchari said the ministry would still maintain its inflation target at 2.8-3.4 per cent for the year because of the expected rise of liquefied petroleum gas price and tollway fees. The ministry bases its consumer price index on prices of food (33 per cent of total weight), transportation and communications (27 per cent), housing and furnishing (23.5 per cent), health care (7 per cent); recreation and education (5 per cent), electricity, fuel and water supply (5 per cent) and clothing and footwear (3 per cent). NNT

have had information about how much it could spend before it announced the paddy price cut. How come it came up with two different things?” he said. Mr Nipon said the U-turn would badly undermine the government’s credibility. A rice exporter was also astonished at the sudden change.

“We don’t know where prices should be now. We may have to wait until the dust settles before offering prices again,” Chookiat Ophaswongse, honorary president of the Thai Rice Exporters Association told Reuters. “But what we know for sure is that this government has no credibility at all.” But it kept the farmers/voters onside. Thai Agriculturist Association president Wichian Phuanglamjiak welcomed the reversal. He said it was the right decision and farmers would meet Ms Yingluck to express their support. Meanwhile, an Abac poll suggests that the public views the rice pledging scheme with considerable suspicion. Of the 1,507 people in 17 provinces surveyed between June 25 and 28, 85 per cent of the respondents said they believed the rice scheme was the least transparent government programme, followed by credit cards for farmers (71.6 per cent), community and village funds (68.6 per cent) and water resources management (67.1 per cent). Bangkok Post

Marie-Hélène Moreira

The Surin appoints new GM MARIE-HÉLÈNE MOREIRA has been appointed general manager of The Surin Phuket hotel (formerly The Chedi). Ms Moreira has more than 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry. She previously worked as resort manager of Jimbaran Puri Bali, an Orient-Express property and a member of Leading Hotels of the World; and as hotel manager for CS Hotels in Madeira, Portugal.


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nternationally renowned Pakistani artist and social worker Jimmy Engineer is showcasing his canvas paintings for the first time in the kingdom in an exhibition to promote the relationship between Pakistan and Thailand. Cultural Harmony Between People Of Pakistan And Thailand: Paintings By World-Renowned Pakistani Artist Jimmy Engineer is on display at the Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre until July 7. The art centre is located on Pathumwan intersection and is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 9pm. Held in collaboration with the Embassy of Pakistan, the exhibition features 37 canvases and murals from his collection. The 59-year-old artist has mastered mediums from realism to calligraphy. His paintings cover a variety of themes including landscapes, cultural and religious paintings, abstracts, calligraphy, historical paintings and self-portraits. Many of his works are in private collections worldwide, including Italy, France, Switzerland, Turkey, the US, Singapore and Pakistan. He has held more than 60 art exhibitions around the world, has led more than 100 walks for noble causes and arranged more than 140 awareness programmes for handicapped, blind and orphaned children. The artist-philanthropist received the National Endowment of Arts Award in 1988, and the Sitara-i-Imtiaz (civilian

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award) for art from the government of Pakistan in 2005. Bangkok Post For more information, call the Pakistan Embassy on 02-253-0288.

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Contests to promote Phuket Old Town Prapaporn Jitmaneeyaphan reporter2@classactmedia.co.th

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hoto and creative writing essay contests have been jointly launched by Phuket City Municipality and the Phuket Peranakan Association (PPA) and will run until the end of July. The contests have been set up to promote Phuket tourism and encourage the preservation of the Old Town and its unique

cultural heritage. The essay contest is open to all students studying at primary and secondary school level in Phuket. Entries must be written in Thai on the topic of “Phuket in the Past”. Meanwhile the photo contest’s theme, ‘Jobs in Phuket Old Town’, is open to anyone. Photos must be black and white, and 12x18 inch in size. They can be taken by film or digital camera, but need to be developed into a panoramic shot. A description of the

photo should also be included. The photo should have been taken in the last two years, and only one photo can be submitted. Applicants are asked to submit their photo via a correctly detailed and addressed CD. Essays and photos are asked to be handed in at the third floor of the Phuket City Municipality. For more information on the contests, visit: phuketcity.go.th

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L-R: Italian Honorary Consul Francesco Pensato, Phuket Governor Maitree Intusut, Italian Ambassador to Thailand Michelangelo Pipan.

Bonjorno to the Italian Consul Jody Houton editor3@classactmedia.co.th

Italians have made significant contributions to the history of Thailand, with many Italian architects, artists, engineers and doctors contributing to the development of the kingdom

Honorary Consulate of Italy in Phuket and South Thailand. Honorary Consul Dr Francesco Pensato Tel: 076 263923. Fax: 076 367153. Mobile: 088 761 2637 (in case of emergency). E-mail: consolare.phuket@ gmail.com

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n his first official function since becoming Phuket’s Italian Honorary Consul, Dr Francesco Pensato, along with Italian Ambassador Michelangelo Pipan and 16 other European Union Ambassadors, met with Phuket Governor Maitree Intusut on June 14 at the JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa. It was a day of questions for Gov Maitree, but it was also a day for Rome-born diplomat Mr Pensato, who has been living in Phuket since 2002, to be formally introduced in his new role. “My personal impression was highly positive, the governor is a cordial person who is interested in improving the quality of life in Phuket,” said Mr Pensato. Like many honorary consuls on the island, Mr Pensato’s path towards diplomatic relations was far from traditional. He received a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry and is the CEO of internet pharmacy WorldPharm and of JkDrinks – a health products manufacturing company based in Bangkok that exports to the EU. Mr Pensato also has a degree in Sound Engineering, which has enabled him to express his talent as a musician, a composer and arranger. To date, he has composed music for television, theatre productions, movies and for major Japanese conglomerates and multinational corporations. Mr Pensato also considers himself an expert in Renaissance art and its symbology. There were however no hidden meanings in what he and the Italian Ambassador to Thailand Michelangelo Pipan requested when he met with Gov Maitree last month. “The Italian Ambassador has requested more attention [be paid] to the cost of public transport, especially the tuk-tuks and taxis. “We also mentioned the importance of strict enforcement of road safety regulations and maintaining marine safety standards and a general improvement in the standard of behaviour of public officials. “Lastly we asked for an end to the frequent scams involving the hiring of equipment such as jet skis, motorbikes and cars.” Mr Pensato’s role as the Honorary Consul of Italy in Phuket and South Thailand means he will be responsible for anywhere up to several thousand Italian nationals in the area. “In accordance with the official numbers from the Tourism Ministry of Thailand, around 250,000 Italian tourists visited Thailand in 2012, among which more then half visited Phuket,” said Mr Pensato. When it came to the numbers of Italians living in Phuket the number is less clear, but Mr Pensatop estimates that there are about 1,000 permanent residents and a thousand living here part-time. Mr Pensato said he was proud to be part of the continued good relations between Thailand and Italy – a

relationship he says goes back to the 19th century. “The actual commercial relationship is also excellent with an interchange of US$3.6 billion spent last year in the technological and scientific sectors. “Moreover, Italians have made significant contributions to the history of Thailand, with many Italian architects, artists, engineers and doctors contributing to the development of the kingdom,” added Mr Pensato.

As a final message to The Phuket News readers, he said, “I would like to say to all Italian and European citizens that we always have to respect the traditions and the culture of this splendid country where we have decided to live, and never forget the status of ourselves as guests.” Italian citizens who require consular assistance may contact either the Italian Embassy in Bangkok or Consulate in Phuket.


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BISP girls ready for next step Jody Houton editor3@classactmedia.co.th

We both grew up here in Thailand. But for me personally I think it will be nice to go back to a country where I am half from – maybe I’ll learn to appreciate Thailand more

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eaving the sanctity and security of high school is arguably one of the biggest steps that a person can take. For recent British International School, Phuket graduates Natacha Kitchakorn and Charlotte Trudghill, it is one that will be done with trepidation, but also a good deal of confidence. Asking how she felt to be back at school for our interview, having finished all of her exams and last class months ago, Natacha Kitchakorn says she had in fact been coming back regularly to help out. “It very much feels like home,” Natacha says. As it should – she’s been attending classes at BISP for 13 years. “It’s going to be hard to say goodbye,” she admits. Similarly when Charlotte turns up a little while later, she’s wearing the school skirt, “I didn’t know what to wear really. I suppose the school is still very much like our safety net,” she says. The highly decorated and talented young women share other similarities – they are both of dual heritage, have received extra curricular International Baccalaureate awards (Creative Action Service CAS and Theory of Knowledge award, respectively) and are planning on flying half way around the world to continue their education. “I’m waiting on my results to find out where I will be going, but I’m hoping to go to study Architecture at Newcastle University in the UK,” says Natacha. “I went to the UK when I was little, but was way too young to really remember. One of the reasons that I want to go to the UK is because all of my uncles studied there.” Natacha adds that it was also for family reasons that she chose her degree subject.

The two BISP schoolgirls Charlotte Trudgill and Natacha Kitchakarn look ahead to what is likely to be a rosy future. “When I was a girl I always saw my dad with plans and blueprints around the office, and became interested and excited back then I suppose. After school I became interested in environmental design.” Her fellow classmate Charlotte is also planning on going to the UK to study. As she has sporadically lived in the country, for her it will ‘almost’ be like returning home and she’s looking forward to it. “We both grew up here in Thailand. But for me personally I think it will be nice to go back to a country where I am half from – maybe I’ll learn to appreciate Thailand more.” If all goes according to plan, Charlotte will be studying Development Studies and South-East Asian Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London.

“My plan is to return to Asia though and work on building the small economies. My ultimate aim is to work with the United Nations.” Meanwhile Natacha’s ultimate plan is to utilise her training and degree for environmental design in order to make more ‘sustainable living’. “Perhaps we can work together,” jokes Charlotte. Despite the obvious changes of weather and food, the young women are not necessarily apprehensive about the potential culture shock they face living in a ‘new’ country. “Being students at BIS has prepared us,” says Charlotte. “We’ve grown up in an international environment, so we are used to different cultures and people. This has certainly made us more confident.”

University apologises for two-year exam delay

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hulalongkorn University’s (CU) faculty of law has apologised to five senior law students for its twoyear delay in announcing an examination result. The delay led to the students’ expulsion from the faculty. Chulalongkorn deputy rector MR Kalaya Tingsabadh said late last month that the university had provided two solutions for the students, while a panel will be set up to investigate possible malfeasance by the teacher responsible for the subject. The five students, who are studying in their fourth year, were recently told by the university they would be expelled because of their poor grades in Law and Society, a first-year subject in which they enrolled two years ago.

University regulations say students whose average grades for all first-year subjects are below the minimum requirement will not be allowed to continue their studies. It appears that after their Law and Society exam results were finally calculated with their marks from other subjects, these five students fell below the required minimum. However, the two-year delay delay in announcing the exam results presented a quandary for the university, because the students had already successfully passed their second and third years. The students reportedly kept contacting their lecturer to ask for their exam results and informed university staff of the delay repeatedly over the two

years. However, no progress was made in their case. Even in the meeting with CU administrators, the students said they were not given a clear explanation of why the mistake occurred. Assist Professor MR Kalaya yesterday said the university regretted the mishap and had come up with two solutions. For a student with a Grade Point Average (GPA) higher than 2, he or she will be automatically allowed to continue their studies in the fourth year. Students whose GPA is lower than 2 will be allowed to re-enroll as a first-year student. The faculty of law will cover tuition fees for all the students. They can also transfer their accumulated credits to other universities, she said. Bangkok Post

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IN BRIEF British health watchdog gags former staff

Above: Ayuverdic specialist and Indian Spa Manager, Dr Alvin Jones; right: A patient has ‘healing’ oils poured over her forehead.

The ancient art of ayurveda Jody Houton editor3@classactmedia.co.th

The ayuverdic treatment begins by the good doctor first interviewing the client, asking about their dietary habits and getting a general physical and emotional reading. The subsequent treatments are highly personalised

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he recently completed 5-star Avista Hideaway Resort & Spa, perched on a hill above Patong, is gaining popularity not only for its stunning facilities and views, but also for its ayurvedic spa treatments. Ayurveda is an Indian system of traditional medicine that relies on the five senses. “This science of life takes an integrated view of the physical, mental, spiritual and social aspects of human beings,” says Avista Hospitality and Investments Group Chief Executive Ramesh Khendry. As Mr Khendry explains, according to Ayurveda, health is considered as a pre-requisite for achieving life goals. All objects and living bodies are composed of five basic elements: Prithvi (earth), Jal (water), Agni (fire), Vayu (air), and Akash (ether). The philosophy of Ayurveda is based on the harmony between universe and man, a healthy balance between macrocosm and microcosm, and the benefits include detoxification, stress reduction, boost to your immune system and overall well-being, and skin that ‘glows’. Guests at Avista currently benefit from personal treatments by Indian Spa Manager Dr Alvin James, while Thai therapists are being trained to an acceptable level. The ayuverdic treatment begins by the good doctor first interviewing the client, asking about their dietary habits and getting a general physical and emotional reading. As such, the subsequent treatments are highly personalised, with massage and essential oils chosen following the detailed consultation. For myself at least, there is a calming feeling about placing your spiritual self in the hands of another.

HIV, syphilis rise among gay men in the capital

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ases of HIV and syphilis among gay men in Bangkok are on the rise, according to data released by US and Thai health authorities on June 28. Syphilis cases among gay men more than doubled from five per cent in 2005 to 12.5 per cent in 2011, said the report in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Meanwhile, the annual prevalence of HIV also rose “significantly,” from 24.5 per cent in 2005 to 29.4 per cent in 2011 among men who have sex with men (MSM), it said. “These data show ongoing and increasing epidemics of HIV and syphi-

lis infection among MSM in Bangkok,” said the report. The data came from the Silom Community Clinic, located in a central Bangkok hospital and near entertainment venues for gay men. The clinic was founded in 2005 by a joint collaboration between the Thailand Ministry of Public Health and the US CDC, offering free and confidential tests in an environment “receptive to the health and concerns of the MSM community.” The data underscores “the urgent need for preventive interventions to reduce the spread of HIV and STI in this population,” the study said. AFP

Getting a second opinion on something as intangible as one’s own elemental breakup allows a break from introspection. So it was with a certain level of satisfaction and reassurance when Dr Alvin told me that my predominantly ‘air’ personality, legitimised my ‘restlessness’. How your outlook affects your physiological make up and how your elements of fire, water, air and earth can be balanced, tempered and controlled through dietary choices, breathing exercises, meditation, massage and of course the application of oils is fascinating for as long as you want it to be. There is much to be said for this ancient Indian practice, but only if you are prepared to listen. For more information on treatments, visit: hideaway.avistahotelsandresorts.com

The British ‘health watchdog’, the Care Quality Commission, is accused of covering up reports into the deaths of mothers and babies at Morecambe Bay NHS Trust’s maternity unit by issuing at least 20 “gagging orders” to prevent former members of staff from speaking out over the past four years. The Care Quality Commision spent nearly £17 million (B802 million) of taxpayers’ money in redundancy payments for as many as 400 staff in the past four years.

AIDS experts urge Asia to stop discrimination

AIDS experts called for a more open debate on the global pandemic in Asia on June 30, where they say discrimination still fuels the spread of HIV. The president of the International AIDS Society (IAS), said many people infected with the HIV virus still did not receive early treatment due to discrimination.


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une saw the Soi Dog Foundation (SDF) feature prominently on CNN’s International edition, with Australian born, Hong Kong-based correspondent Anna Coren running two prominent stories out of South Korea about the dog meat trade between Thailand and Vietnam, with SDF providing much background information and Vice President John Dalley featuring in the programmes. SDF’s American representative Marcelo Cacciola was very active in obtaining media coverage in the United States.

Twenty one dogs were sent to new homes abroad during May SDF: 10 years old in October and June. Two of From small beginnings in 2003, SDF has these were amputee grown enormously in the last 10 years. We dogs, Nakhom and will celebrate 10 years on October 13, 2013. SDF was founded by Margo Homburg Park Phanom, rescued and John and Gill Dalley at a time when from the dog meat Phuket was growing rapidly, along with trade. Both went the stray dog population. John, Gill and Margot started clinics using volunteer vets to loving homes in from overseas. Since those early days SDF Boston, US now has a substantial shelter at Mai Khao

housing up to 200 dogs at a time, an extensive mobile sterilisation programme, is also working in Bangkok and has just completed its 50,000th sterilisation.

For more information on Soi Dog, visit their website: soidog.org

New SDF sterilisation building ‘well advanced’

Construction of the new SDF sterilisation building led by our own staff, with assistance from casual workers at the Mai Khao

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The new Soi Dog Foundation sterlisation building in Mai Khao is well underway. shelter is coming along nicely. We’re making a lot of progress. This will considerably expand the sterilisation programme in better conditions than the small unit currently being operated.

Sterilisations in May

Shelter: 84 dogs and 6 cats. Mobile Clinic – Rassada OBT: 762 dogs

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and 208 cats Bangkok: 64 dogs and 30 cats

Adoptions in May

Twenty one dogs were sent to new homes abroad during May and June. Two of these were amputee dogs, Nakhom and Phanom, rescued from the dog meat trade. Both went to loving homes in Boston, US.

Exotic mini-zoo seized from Singapore flat

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ore than 30 wild animals, including pythons, tortoises, a slow loris and a marmoset were seized from a flat in Singapore in the city’s largest such haul of banned wildlife in more than a decade last month. The owner, who kept the animals in a public housing apartment, could be jailed for two years and fined up to Sg$500,000 (B12.2 million), the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) said in a statement. The 32 animals included a Sunda slow loris, a nocturnal tree-dwelling primate; a common marmoset, a small monkey with a long tail; and three ball pythons, which are popular in the pet trade because of their docile nature. There were also three blacktailed prairie dogs, several types of tortoise, five ornate horned frogs, an iguana, a gecko and a degu, a small rodent endemic to central Chile. “The seizure, which includes highly endangered and threatened species like the slow loris, marmoset, Indian star tortoise and ball python, is AVA’s largest inland seizure of wildlife since 2002,” the agency said in a statement. “A man is currently assisting

A tortoise - one of the 32 animals discovered in the Singapore mini ‘zoo’. AVA in the investigations.” Residents in public housing, where most Singaporeans live, are only allowed to keep approved pets such as non-endangered birds, aquarium fish and one small dog per household. The animals, which were rescued earlier this month, are now in the care of a company running the Singapore Zoo, said the AVA, which raided the flat after a tipoff. It warned the public that keeping illegal wildlife could pose health hazards and threaten the densely populated tropical island’s biodiversity if the animals enter the local environment. AFP


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THE BIG LIST WATCH THE SKIES

Reports of UFOs and alien abductions boomed in the late 20th century, but hard evidence of either flying saucers or extraterrestrials remains non-existent, to the disappointment of millions of UFO fans. The truth, as they say, is out there. Flying saucers: the first famous UFO sighting. Seattle businessman Kevin Arnold was piloting his small airplane in Washington state when he reported nine strange objects flying near the peak of Mount Rainier: he said they were “shaped like a pie plate” and “skipped like saucers across a pond,” at speeds far faster than any known aircraft at the time. Arnold became a minor celebrity and UFO investigator, and the term coined from his description, “flying saucer” has stuck ever since. Mystery airships: i n November 18 9 6, hundreds of people in Sacramento and San Francisco reported seeing a lit-up cigar-shaped object traversing the night sky. Newspaper accounts of California sightings sparked a media frenzy, and “mystery airships” were reported all over the United States over the next few months. Popular explanations at the time were that the airships were from Mars, or were the secret creation of the celebrated inventor Thomas Edison, who published a statement denying that he had anything to do with them. African encounter: in September 1994, two days after UFOs were seen in the skies above southern Africa, children at a school in Zimbabwe reported a visit by aliens to their playground. More than 60 children told teachers they saw a saucer-shaper hovering craft and three smaller flying objects. The children also said they’d also seen two aliens from the craft – small figures with long heads, thin limbs and large eyes – who warned them with psychic messages that the world was in danger before disappearing. UFO researchers have hailed the sightings as the most convincing “close encounter” yet. Extraterrestrial shopper: a local councillor in the English city of Winchester claims he saw an alien woman walking down the High Street – an encounter that spurred him to enter politics to try to learn the truth about UFOs. Councillor Adrian Hicks says he saw the alien shopper in a Saturday afternoon crowd in 2004: “this strange woman, a humanoid walking with a penguin-like gait. She had very large prominent eyes and was twirling her hands in a circular motion.” Clr Hicks remained silent about his experience for years because he did not want to hurt his chances of election, but has now made his claims public, along with artwork of the alien he says he saw. On-screen aliens: in one of the most famous UFO abduction reports, American couple Barney and Betty Hill were driving at night in 1961 along a deserted road in New Hampshire when they saw odd lights in the evening sky. They say they each “lost” several hours of time – and later suffered persistent nightmares in which they were experimented on by aliens. But when the couple later underwent hypnosis and recounted their story, a doctor concluded that they had been influenced by a recent TV show: an episode of The Outer Limits, starring the actor John Hoyt as an alien (pictured), had screened just a few days before their encounter.

Britain shuts UFO files: ‘no threat’ from aliens

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ritain’s defence ministry has shut down its UFO unit after concluding that extra-terrestrial aviators probably don’t exist – or if they do, then they don’t pose a military threat. And it’s emerged that the closure came amid a rash of UFO sightings thought to have been caused by small paper hot-air balloons, known as “Chinese lanterns” or “sky lanterns”, which look like floating lights in the sky. According to declassified secret documents released this week, the MoD closed its UFO hotline in 2009 despite a trebling of reported sightings that year, many of them near national landmarks. In a briefing for then defence minister Bob Ainsworth, civil servant Carl Mantell said the UFO desk was using up increasing amounts of staff time but had “no valuable defence output”. He wrote in a memo that in more than 50 years, “no UFO sighting reported to [MoD] has ever revealed anything to suggest an extra-terrestrial presence or military threat to the UK”. The memo added: “The level of resources diverted to this task is increasing in response to a recent upsurge in reported sightings, diverting staff from more valuable defence-related activities.” The National Archives files reveal details of sightings recorded in the two years before the UFO desk

A roadside flying saucer in Canada: more scary than the real thing. was disbanded, including those around the Houses of Parliament and Stonehenge. Between 2000 to 2007, the MoD received an average of 150 reports a year, but 520 sightings were recorded in the 11 months to November 2009, according to a briefing in the files. Officials said one possible reason for the surge could have been the trend for releasing the paper balloons known as sky lanterns on festive occasions. Many sightings were made in the summer months by people out walking their dogs, having barbecues and, in one case, relaxing in a hot tub. AFP

Lost pigeon flies from Japan to Canada

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plucky racing pigeon that flew across the Pacific Ocean from Japan to Canada will stay on in North America for breeding. The pigeon was discovered tired and thin at a Canadian air force base on Vancouver Island in western Canada and taken to an animal rescue centre, where it was treated for a common bird parasite and nursed back to health. “We believe it took off from land in Japan and got confused or got caught up in a storm and got lost before eventually hopscotching its way to Canada, stopping and sleeping on freighters along the way,” said the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society’s Reg Westcott. The one-year-old bird was among roughly 8,000 race pigeons released on May 9 in Haboro, Hokkaido, in northern Japan for a

The record-setting pigeon will stay in Canada after its ocean crossing. Photo: Andreas Tiptre 1,000-kilometre (600-mile) race, according to owner Hiroyasu Takasu, 73, of Ishioka, Ibaraki. It was one of 10 pedigree racing pigeons owned by the retired businessman, an avid hobbyist, and his telephone number was on a tag attached to the bird’s leg. “I have never heard of pigeons

going to Canada. It’s incredible,” Takasu told AFP in Tokyo. A pigeon’s top range is typically 650 kilometres. This one travelled around 7,000 kilometres. Takasu said he had decided not to have the pigeon flown back aboard a commercial aircraft, fearing that the journey might kill it. So the local Pigeon Racing Society in western Canada has offered to take in the wayward bird and set it up with some female friends. “I’m sure his offspring would be very good long range racers,” Westcott said. Takasu, who was willing to share the bird’s pedigree papers, said he would be pleased if the pigeon found a new life on the other side of the Pacific. “I would very much appreciate it if there is someone over there who could care for it,” Takasu said. AFP

Dutch woman stores dead mother in freezer

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Dutch woman kept her dead 83-year-old mother in the freezer for a week because she couldn’t bring herself to say goodbye, police said on Wednesday. “The woman froze her mother’s body and kept it for a week,” police spokeswoman Esther Boot told AFP. “She couldn’t say goodbye.” A family friend contacted police on Monday, saying they could “no longer live” with the secret of the body in the freezer. Police went to the house in Kamperland, a small town in the southwestern Netherlands, where the 46-year-old daughter

The daughter was taken to the police station, interviewed and examined by a psychiatrist and allowed to return home. The police said the daughter was “too sad” to let her mother go. “She wanted to keep her nearby,” Boot said. The two women had lived together for 17 years, during which time the daughter took care of her mother day and night “with confessed that she’d put her mum on lots of love,” police said. ice. “We don’t yet know if there “There was no indication that the will be criminal proceedings, mother didn’t die of natural causes, that’s up to the prosecutor,” Boot but the body has nevertheless been said. “Technically it’s a crime to keep a body in the freezer.” AFP taken for an autopsy,” Boot said.


8 DINING

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Little Tokyo comes to town Your hospitable hosts: Noi, left and Yuth, right.

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Above: the Japanese hotpot; top: the excellent sashimi.

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inza, a new Japanese restaurant in the Old Town, has only been open since March but is already a popular spot for those who don’t want to visit busy Central Festival to get their Japanese fix. Run by hospitality businessmen Nitichai “Yuth” Nenraksa and Damrongdej “Noi” Sornboon, Ginza, on Yaowarat Rd, offers a simple, varied menu with prices kept deliberately low for the local market. One half of the stylish restaurant is open from noon until 6pm, after which time the adjacent shophouse is opened up and the evening side of Ginza takes over as a late night hangout. Well-travelled co-owner Yuth is originally from Ayutthaya, but grew up in Bang-

kok. He’s spent more than 30 years working around the world in the hotel industry, including four and a half years in Japan. While there, Yuth was immediately exposed to the local cooking culture and developed a love of Japanese cuisine, spending hours roaming the street stalls and experiencing all the food he could. That’s why the restaurant is named after the famous upscale shopping district in Tokyo, which Yuth says is also full of great restaurants and cafes. On every corner is a place to eat, with the mostly Japanese outlets often dedicated to a specific part of their national cuisine, such as ramen or sushi. “Our restaurant is another option for diners, who want to experience Japanese food, but don’t want to have to battle with car parking and queues, like in Central Festi-

val,” Yuth says. Authenticity is key: “We get all our material and ingredients from Japan, through a supplier in Bangkok,” he says. Stand out dishes include the gyoza, pan fried dumplings (five pieces for B70), while Yuth also recommends the maguro tataki, a raw tuna salad which includes ginger, lime and herbs for B120. Ginza also serves an excellent sashimi combination of four different types of raw fish for B220, but recommended for the experience in itself, is the Japanese hotpot dish, starting at B240. The dish comes with a variety of meat, vegetables and udon noodles and is the perfect dish to share with friends. Ginza, 43 Yaowarat Road, Phuket Town. 076 258 486. facebook.com/ginzaphuket

Singapore in Hello Kitty frenzy

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empers flared and police had to be called in last Thursday as anxious Singaporeans rushed to McDonald’s outlets to buy Hello Kitty plush toys being sold by the fastfood chain as a promotion. Hundreds had begun queuing from Wednesday night to get their hands on a kitten in a skeleton outfit, depicting a character from the German fairy tale The Singing Bone. It was the last of a series of six limited-edition Hello Kitty characters dressed in different outfits from popular fairy tales which were being sold by McDonald’s this month. In some outlets, chaos broke out amid rampant queue jumping as supplies of the toys ran out soon after the stores opened for business on Thursday. One video uploaded on YouTube showed police officers mediating between two customers in front of a McDonald’s counter. Another showed an irate man asking an agitated crowd “Is he Singaporean? Is he educated?”, apparently in reference to someone who had gotten a queue ticket ahead of others. Some customers took to Facebook to register their anger after they went home empty-handed, while others immediately put the toys – sold for S$4.60 (B113) with set meals – up for sale online at far higher prices. Some Singaporeans are obsessed with completing the entire collection. “This is absolutely ruining the Singapore reputation. Poor management and irresponsible,” wrote Catherine Ong on McDonald’s Singapore’s Facebook page.

Others voiced their annoyance at compatriots who had let their Hello Kitty mania run out of control. Singapore last went into a Hello Kitty frenzy in 2000, when McDonald’s sold a series of the toys in wedding outfits to usher in the new millennium. Hello Kitty, which started in 1974 in Japan as a moon-faced cartoon cat on a coin purse, has developed into a global cultural phenomenon. Sanrio, the Tokyo-based company behind the Hello Kitty industry, says it now has around 50,000 different products on sale in 109 nations and territories. Kitty mania is also well established in Hong Kong where both men and women line up for hours outside McDonald’s outlets during promotional schemes. In 2008, Japan appointed the character as its goodwill tourism ambassador to China and Hong Kong. AFP


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DINING GUIDE 9

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INTERNATIONAL

INDIAN

SEAFOOD

Bodega & Grill

Irish Times

Navrang Mahal

Trisara Seafood

A rustic, homely atmosphere serving North and South Indian dishes, freshly prepared by hereditary chefs and served in brass Katoris in the Royal Mughal style of bygone Emperors of India. Many mouth-watering dishes prepared exactly to your liking. Open from 12.30pm - 3pm and 6.30pm 11pm daily. Karon Sea Sand Resorts & Spa, Karon Beach. Also in Patong Soi Bangla. 076 286 464

The first truly world-class destination seafood dining experience on Phuket. A private entrance leads guests either to an outdoor, beachfront deck or to the cool, relaxed interior. The menu is a balance between local and imported seafood prepared and served in a Mediterranean way. Lunch 12.30pm-3pm, Dinner 7pm-10.30pm (Closed Sundays). Trisara, 076 310 100

Bodega & Grill is situated on a picturesque patio by the lagoon. The restaurant serves premium char-grilled steaks and seafood from a wood-fired oven, as well as authentic homemade pastas, risottos and paellas. Bodega’s generous steaks are available in portions of up to 1.2 kilogram. Angsana Laguna Phuket, Cherngtalay; 076 324 101

The only Irish owned and managed Irish Pub in Phuket. A real Irish Pub at the heart of Phuket’s world famous nightlife. In this traditionally styled Irish pub you will find a very warm welcome from the Management and their fantastic staff. All your favourite Irish food and beverages. Jungceylon, Patong Beach; irishtimespub-phuket.com

Ceramic Kitchen Mom Tri’s Villa Royale

ITALIAN

RE KÁ TA Beach Club

Acqua

Enjoy fine dining with panoramic sea views in sensually indulgent setting. Delicious Thai and European creations are served on the open-air terrace. Mom Tri’s Villa Royale is the winner of the Wine Spectators Award of Excellence. Situated on the only road into to Kata Noi Beach. Reservations recommended. momtriphuket .com; 076 333 568

Enjoy a unique dining and shopping experience at Ceramic Kitchen. We offer a wide range of beverages as well as the chance to shop for ceramic after your lunch or dinner, while every Sunday we do a traditional roast all day. We’re also experts for special events, wedding ceremonies, staff parties, birthday parties and more. 185/5 Moo 7, Srisoonthorn Rd., T. Srisoonthorn, Thalang district. 076 272151-2, 082 153 3163

FRENCH

Connoisseurs of fine cuisine can revel in Acqua’s experiential concept. The Acqua restaurant experience promises to deliver only the freshest of ingredients, sourced from only the best producers both local and international. Taste explosions from the portfolio of Chef Alessandro Frau, of both traditional & contemporary are offered. Kalim Bay-Patong, 076 618 127

The beachfront restaurant off­ers modern innovative cuisine with a strong focus on seafood. In the evening RE KÁ TA transforms with Kata’s magical sunsets and cool sounds along with the delicious drinks and tapas, right on the beach. Open daily 6.30am-11pm; Kata Beach (next to Boathouse); info@rekataphuket.com, rekata phuket.com, 076 330 421

Baan Kalim Restaurant & Seafood KEE Kitchen

DaVinci

KEE Kitchen is situated in a very convenient location, just a short walk to Patong beach and connected to Bangla Road with many parking spaces. With excellent service, the restaurant serves mouth-watering international dishes throughout the day. Don’t miss KEE Steak Night every Tuesday and Friday from 6pm onwards. The KEE Resort & Spa, Phuket, 076 335 888

Great food and people you know! Authentic Italian cuisine in Nai Harn area. Three different dining areas, cocktail lounge, children’s play area, Delicatessen, live music....DaVinci is not just a meal, it is an experience of taste, atmosphere and more. Restaurant open daily 5pm-11.30pm; Deli open 11am-6pm; Sunday close; Naiharn 076 289 574. davinciphuket.com

Weaves Restaurant

Diavolo

La Boucherie

La Boucherie is a French steakhouse located on Soi Sansabai in Patong, next to Jungceylon and just a short walk from Bangla road. You’ll find a varied menu of wonderful and reasonably priced food that includes perfectly cooked steaks and dishes from France, all with friendly and efficient service that guarantees you a very pleasant and satisfying experience. Open daily 11am-6am. 076 344 581. laboucherie-asia.com

THAI Baan Vijitt Restaurant

Breeze Restaurant

Phuket’s most exciting new restaurant is situated on the waterfront at Cape Yamu. Chef Cheryl Johnson is providing diners with her innovative modern French interpretations of local ingredients. Open from Tuesday to Saturday for dinner, and from Wednesday to Saturday for lunch. Our menus change frequently. Cape Yamu, Paklok, 081 271 2320

Watch the evening sunlit ocean in the lavish and contemporary ambient atmosphere that is the Weaves restaurant. With its intimate low lit private dining, Weaves serves a variety of delectable Asian and International fusion cuisine, rich enticing desserts and tropical blended refreshments. Manathai Resort Phuket, Surin Beach, 076 270 900

A menu of modern Mediterranean influences created by Chef Ryan to tantalize the senses in a modern ambience. Offering everything from fresh seafood pastas to simple good pizzas. An impressive selection of well priced beverages and stunning sea views complete the experience. Open daily for lunch or dinner. Paresa Resort, Kamala Beach; 076 302 000

The Bistro Restaurant

JAPANESE

Tre by DoublePool Villas

An array of culinary experiences is offered to tempt and intrigue in Tre - the exclusive contemporary French Vietnamese restaurant set among the superb surroundings of the DoublePool Villas. Tre’s signatures dishes include scallops and green apples and tartar with pan-fried foie gras. Banyan Tree Phuket, Cherngtalay; banyantree.com

Start your evening with delicious food and fine wine. Pick the perfect spot to take in stunning views of Patong bay, as the evening breeze surrounds you. Relax and enjoy live music to make your evening into that truly wonderful and unforgettable dining experience. Open daily 11am-Midnight. Patong; baankalim.com; baankalimrestaurant@hotmail.com, 076 618 125

A half-century old Sino-Portuguese style house at The Vijitt Resort Phuket offers a unique authentic experience of Thai cuisine with a focus on regional specialties. Thai Select Premium Award certifies the quality and standard of product and service here. The Vijitt Resort Phuket, Rawai; fb@vijittresort.com, 076 363 600

Talung Thai Tamarind Restaurant

Find all the Italian traditions in one location, and savor and experience the real Mama style dishes serving only the traditional taste of Italia. The Bistro is at Impiana Resort Patong Phuket. Happy Hours 50 per cent off for selected beverages, soft drinks, juices from 3pm-5pm & 10pm11pm daily. Open 3pm-12am. Impiana Resort Patong Phuket, Patong Beach, 076 340 138.

To complement an already distinctive cuisine, Tamarind is bringing to the island high quality authentic Japanese cuisine, courtesy of Master Chef Shiraishi. Gracing our Japanese menu will be fresh sushi, sashimi, healthy salads, yakitori and tempura and much more. Tamarind is your ultimate destination to savour the best Japanese cuisine in Phuket. Cherngtalay; banyantree.com

The restaurant has a stunning sunset location, offering views of the Andaman Sea. The menu of southern Thai specialties and true local dishes, are not seen on many other restaurant menus in Phuket. Chill with a cocktail from our award wining mixologist at sunset and then relax with authentic Thai cuisine. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Paresa Resort, Kamala; 076 302 000


10 TRAVEL

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The beauty of Bagan Hayley Mill editor@classactmedia.co.th

Dhammayangyi Pahto was built by a king who killed both his father and brother to claim power, then killed his wife as he believed she was practising Hinduism. It’s pretty much in original condition as no-one is keen to restore it due to bad karma

Clockwise from top: Overlooking temples in the late afternoon from the top of Buledi; this 10m high Buddha located in Ananda Pahto is one of the four in this temple, each facing north, south, east or west; twin Buddha statues at Dhammayangyi Pahto, a Buddhist temple built by a King to make amends for murdering his father, brother and wife.

Photos: Hayley Mill

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ometime called the Angkor Wat of Myanmar, Bagan is an increasingly famous area just southwest of Mandalay housing more than 4,000 Buddhist temples and pagodas. Accessible from the capital Yangon (formally Rangoon) in the south by a 10 hour bus journey (or a short flight), Bagan really should be on your ‘must see in Myanmar’ list. It’s like the land that time forgot. Getting off your bus you are taken to your hotel by horse-drawn cart, which is a standard mode of transport around the area. There are no 7-11s, everyone speaks almost perfect English, and the staple activity for tourists is temple gazing. From as early as 1057 there was a flurry of building by the Kings of Bagan. This continued for more than 200 years, resulting in temples and pagodas of all shapes and sizes being constructed. Since then, many of the buildings have decayed to a dilapidated state, either due to earthquakes or lack of attention. Local and international funding is helping to restore many, but there is still much to be done. Your US$10 (B310) entrance fee goes towards helping to preserve these archaeological treasures. With literally thousands of temples to choose from (you can visit around 3,500 of them – many rebuilt from nothing, some in almost original condition) we had to narrow it down. Distance and weather was a factor as visiting in summer meant some extreme heat, so we chose our transport accordingly. Day one by horse-drawn cart to orientate ourselves with ease, and day two by bike. US$20 (B620) gets you a horse-drawn cart and driver for the day. They have great

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local knowledge of the best temples to visit and the easiest way to navigate the area, plus there’s the novelty of an alternative mode of transport. Travelling by bike the next day meant we had the freedom to go where we wanted. Everything is fairly central, although you may find yourself cycling up to 20km in the heat, so make sure you are prepared. Many of the more popular temples have a ‘key keeper’, who is someone entrusted by the government to look after the temple and tell its story. Many of the key keepers are second or third generation, which means they are very emotionally attached to the area. Unlike the temples of Angkor, in low season you can easily get around here and see very few other tourists. That means you get the key keepers and their stories all to yourself. Visiting some of the major temples, such as Dhammayangyi Pahto, gives you an insight

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into another world. Dhammayangyi Pahto was built by a king who killed both his father and brother to claim power, then killed his wife as he believed she was practising Hinduism. It’s pretty much in original condition as no-one is keen to restore it due to bad karma. As such, there are also fewer souvenir sellers, making the experience much more pleasant. One of the temple kids gave up trying to sell us his wares and proceeded to guide us around, showing us the spot where the king would cut off the hands of disobedient subjects. At 10 years old, our ‘guide’ had almost perfect English and the makings of a future


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When visiting the Ayeyarwaddy River, Hayley and Cari came across these girls on a school trip. Having never seen Westerners before a mini photo shoot followed while the girls practised their English.

Keykeeper Mr Sooni selling sand paintings in his temple. Sand paintings have a background made of sand from the Hayley Mill and Cari Siebrits wearing traditional thanakha, which is used across Ayeyarwaddy River and then are painted over. Myanmar as both a beauty product and skin protector. key keeper or tour guide. Along the way we stopped off at little known temple and talked to locals who were keen to share the wonder of their area. We stumbled upon the Gubyaukgyi temple, cloaked in darkness in an attempt to preserve the original paintings and murals on the wall. We were restricted from using a torch, relying on the key keeper, a 90-year-old woman, walking with us holding a single naked light bulb to guide our way. The paintings told the story of a time long ago and were impressive to see first-hand. Cycling the 10 km from where we were staying in Nyaung U, past Old Bagan to New Bagan, we saw many pagodas crumbling by the roadside. Once impressive and important in their day, they now add to the photographic landscape. The area boasts a dusty

red panorama dotted with palm trees and scattered greenery, spiritual Mt Poppa to the east and the Ayeyarwady River flowing in the west. The spectacular sunset can be viewed from many of the temples, but with the number of tourists around during the high season, it’s a better idea to seek out a lesser known spot from a local. We sat on top of Buledi and watched the sun go down with just a handful of other people. Watching the temples glow golden in the afternoon sun really was a sight to behold – just like Bagan as a whole. Hayley Mill was a former volunteer with Phuket charity Phuket Has Been Good To Us. She is now embarking on travels throughout the world and writes a travel blog at mshayleyj.blogspot.com.

Local woman making thanakha. The root or branch is ground against a flat stone and water is added to make a paste.


12 TECHNOLOGY

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IN BRIEF ‘Walking Dead: 400 Days’ Release

Telltale Games release The Walking Dead: 400 Days today (July 5) on Xbox Live, on July 10 for PlayStation owners, and July 11 for mobile phone users. The game is a bridging episode where the decisions made will impact events in season two of the franchise’s major console title, which is expected to begin before the end of this year. The Walking Dead: 400 Days will go on sale for US$4.99 (B150) and is not included in the original game season pass.

Microsoft Surface Pro in Thailand

Microsoft’s new Windows 8 tablet, the Surface Pro, is now available in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Korea. The tablet, which weighs just under one kilogram, will compete with Apple’s iPad, but allows users to use desktop software like a laptop computer. The Microsoft Surface Pro is priced at B28,000 for 64GB model while the 128GB model will go for B31,500. Up to 3.5 million tablets are expected to sold in Thailand this year.

Bargain buy back for Bebo

After selling their social networking website, Bebo, to AOL for US$850 million (B26 billion) in 2008, founders Xochi and Michael Birch are buying the struggling venture back for US$1 million (B30 million). At the time of the sale in 2008, the site had a respectable 40 million total users and 22 million unique monthly visitors, although lagged far behind social networking powerhouse Facebook. Bebo never gained traction under AOL and the founders bought back a majority stake last week. “Can we actually reinvent it? Who know, but it will be fun trying....,” said Michael Birch in a tweet after the purchase. AFP

Virtual Boy

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BLAST FROM THE PAST

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he future of internet giant Google is looking even brighter with innovations such as Google Glass and the success of their Android software, which now dominates the global mobile phone industry. Now Google wants to enter the highly competitive game console market in a three-way battle with the Microsoft Xbox and Sony PlayStation consoles. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Google is developing a videogame console and wristwatch controller based on its Android operating system, in a bid to

match Apple’s reported intentions to develop its Apple TV set-top box as a gaming device. The news comes at a time when the creators of the Ouya, an Android-based gaming console, recently made their product available for just US$99 (B3,000).

Google’s Android operating system powered 75 per cent of all smartphones and 57 per cent of all the tablets shipped by global manufacturers in the first quarter of 2013. A new smartphone version of Android is expected to be released in November. Reports say Google is also looking at way of porting the Android operating system to other devices, including kitchen appliances and a smart wristwatch. They say the Android-based watch will connect securely to a smartphone over a Bluetooth link to provide smartphone capabilities and controls on a user’s wrist – a concept similar to the Pebble smart watch that raised more than US$10 million (B30 million) when it launched on Kickstarter last year.

Feeling blue? Smartphone senses your mood

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icrosoft is developing smartphones with a new technology that can sense and adapt to their users’ moods. The technology, called MoodScope, will also let users share their moods with friends on social networks in real time. Microsoft has been experimenting with mood sensing software that tries to assess a user’s mood based on how the smartphone is being used. The software considers the phone’s location and recent call and app usage patterns to predict the users feelings as generally tense, upset, bored, happy, calm, stressed, or excited. The MoodScope software learns as it goes along: a protoype of the mood sensing smartphone initially showed a 66 per cent accuracy rate in a study of 32 participants. But its accuracy jumped to 95 per cent after two months after the software had adapted to the users. “Privacy concerns aside, these moods would enhance social networks by allowing users to share mood states automatically,” the researchers from Rice University in the US and Microsoft Research Asia in Beijing said in an academic paper. “Users would be able to know better how and

The new phones can detect how you’re feeling. Photo: Jacob Bøtter when to communicate with others.” The researchers think that mood sensing tech could also be used to tailor online content to how the user is feeling. “By knowing the user’s mood and building preferences on previously selected items, [content] providers could recommend different media to match the user’s current mood,” the paper said.

TOP APPS THIS WEEK

TOP CONSOLE GAMES THIS WEEK 1

The Last Of Us (18+)

PS3

6

Deadpool (18+)

Xbox 360, PS3

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SnapChat (Photo)

iOS

2

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition

Xbox 360

7

Tomb Raider (18+)

Xbox 360, PS3, PC

2

Forsee (Weather)

iOS, Android

3

Animal Crossing: New Leaf

3DS

8

Call Of Duty: Black Ops II (18+)

Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii U

3

Wake up With Disney (Alarm)

iOS, Android

4

Fifa 13

Xbox 360, PS3, VITA, Wii

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Assassin’s Creed III (18+)

Xbox 360, PS3

4

Takes (Photo)

iOS

5

The Sims 3: Island Paradise

PC

10 Company Of Heroes 2 (18+)

PC

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Juicedefender (Power Saving)

Android

o you remember Nintendo’s ‘Virtual Boy’? Probably one of the coolest video game ideas that never got off the ground, the Virtual Boy console featured full virtual reality 3D graphics, a development heralded at the time as the next big thing in video games. But it turned out to be one of Nintendo’s biggest ever flops, which is really saying something. Released in 1995, the Virtual Boy consisted of a large head-mounted display and a controller. The head-set used monocular cues to create the illusion of three-dimensions on a two-dimensional screen. The result was something similar to a poorly drawn animated 3D movie, and some gamers reported dizziness, nausea, and headaches. Because the Virtual Boy only lasted three months, just 22 games were ever released for the system. Surprisingly, gamers who used the Virtual Boy consistently ranked its puzzle games as the best that the system had to offer, although they lacked the immersive virtual reality features that Nintendo had advertised. Still, Virtual Boy’s legacy as one of Nintendo’s worst ideas did have a silver lining. The failure of the system’s 3D graphics led the company to develop more realistic plans for the Nintendo 64 and, eventually, the 3DS. Nintendo’s aggressive marketing campaign in the US made the Virtual Boy one of the most highprofile flops in the company’s history. Nintendo only shipped 770,000 units worldwide, ironically making the system a much sought after collector’s item today.

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IN BRIEF

‘The Third Man’ gets musical reboot

‘Despicable’ Minions take over Michael Thurston editor2@classactmedia.co.th

the little yellow creatures – voiced by the films’ French directors with a merry sprinkling of multi-lingual gibberish – have proved so popular that they are to get their own movie next year

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he cute babbling Minions who played supporting roles in 2010’s animated blockbuster Despicable Me take centre stage in the sequel, a film tipped to rival the original’s stellar success. In fact the little yellow creatures – voiced by the films’ French directors with a merry sprinkling of multi-lingual gibberish – have proved so popular that they are to get their own movie next year. For now they have to share the limelight with villain-turned-doting-father Gru (voiced by Steve Carell, also in a jumbled-up accent) in Despicable Me 2, which came out in the United States yesterday for the July 4 national holiday. The first film three years ago, in which the dastardly Gru plotted to steal the moon but was won over by a trio of orphan girls in need of a father, made more than US$540 million and became the 10th-biggest animated film in US history. The follow-up is already out in parts of Europe as well as Australia and Hong Kong, and has opened strongly and with positive reviews, fuelling its makers’ hopes for another blockbuster hit. “While not quite as charming or unique as the original, [it] comes awfully close, extending co-directors Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin’s delightfully silly sensibility to a bit larger universe,” said the Variety trade journal. “This storyline also cleverly satisfies a second objective: devising an expanded role for the Minions without letting the little yellow scene-stealers completely abscond with the show,” it added. The new film follows the now-goodie Gru as he is recruited by the Anti-Villain League (AVL) to use his former baddie skills to help deal with a powerful new super-criminal. He is supported by AVL agent Lucy Wilde, voiced by Kristen Wiig (“Saturday Night Live,” “Bridesmaids”), to hunt down the criminal who has stolen a top-secret transmutation serum.

SFX Coliseum Phuket (Central Festival) Journey to the West (DT/E sub) [13+] Man of Steel (T) [13+] Odd Thomas (D/E) [15+] Odd Thomas (D/F) [15+] Rue Doo Ron Nan Chan Tai (T) [15+] World War Z (3D/E) [13+] World War Z (D/F) [13+] World War Z (T) [13+]

12:20, 14:40, 17:00, 19:20, 21:40 12:15, 15:15, 18:15, 21:15 11:30, 13:40, 15:50, 18:00, 20:10, 22:15 12:30, 17:15 10:45, 12:30, 14:30, 16:30, 18:30, 20:30, 22:25 11:40, 14:10, 16:40, 19:10, 21:50 14:50, 19:50, 22:20 11:15, 13:30, 16:00, 18:30, 21:00

The Minions, inevitably, get heavily involved in the story. They end up being given the serum, turning them from jolly yellow midgets to raging purple monsters who side with Mexican-themed villain El Macho. Gru’s three girls Margo, Edith and Agnes are again voiced by iCarly star Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaie and Elsie Kate Fisher, while British comic Russell Brand reprises his role as the lugubrious Dr Nefario. The Minions are played by the French codirectors themselves, but only because they were having trouble finding the right voice. “I used to do a lot of commercials and TV series and temped in my voice just for pacing reasons .. It’s just to show whoever is going to design the voice a way to go,” Coffin explained. “So I did this voice in a couple of minutes, and when I asked Chris [Meledandri, head of co-producers Illumination Entertainment], to listen to it, he said: ‘Well, you’re going to be the voice of the Minions’.” “So, these words pop out, and I have them speak Indian, French, English, Spanish and Italian. I mix up all these ridiculous sounding words just because they sound good, not because they necessarily mean something.” The jabbering yellow army will get their own film next year: The Minions is set for release in December 2014, co-directed by Coffin and Kyle Balda, with a new super-villain called Scarlet Overkill, played by Sandra Bullock. Accompanied by her inventor husband Herb [to be played by Mad Men star Jon Hamm], they hatch a plot to take over the world, according to the film’s IMDb movie database page. Carell, asked about the Minions’ expanding role at a yellow-carpet screening of Despicable Me 2 in Los Angeles before its release, acknowledged: “They are always upstaging me.” But the comic actor, star of The Office and this year’s The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, added: “If I am going to be upstaged by someone, I am glad it’s them.” AFP

The 1949 film classic, The Third Man, is to be turned into a musical and will be seen first in Vienna, the city where the movie is set. Production company Vereinigte Buehnen Wien say the premiere of the musical version of the Oscar-winning black-and-white film will take place in 2016. “This is definitely a real coup. The rights to this cult film were hotly contested,” VBW said in a statement. Parts of the thriller, starring Orson Welles and scripted by Graham Greene, were filmed in the still bombdamaged streets of Vienna after World War II. In 1999 a survey by the British Film Institute saw The Third Man chosen as the best British film of the 20th century, ahead of Brief Encounter and Lawrence of Arabia. But Viennese have always been more ambivalent about the movie, directed by Carol Reed, although the Austrian capital has a “Third Man” tour and a privately-run museum.

‘Monsters University’ stays at the top of the class

Monsters University topped the North American box office for the second straight weekend. The animated movie prequel to Pixar’s 2001 hit Monsters, Inc took in US$45.6 million (B1.4 billion) from Friday to Sunday, for a total since its release of US$170.4 million (B5.1 billion). In second place with US$39.1 million (B1.2 billion)was buddy flick The Heat starring Sandra Bullock as a talented but haughty FBI agent and Melissa McCarthy as a rough-and-ready Boston cop. World War Z, starring Brad Pitt as a former UN investigator trying to save the world from a zombie invasion, took in US$29.8 million (B894 million). In fourth place was Roland Emmerich’s White House Down, about a paramilitary group that tries to seize the White House. It garnered US$24.9 million (B747 million) in its box office debut. AFP

US BOX OFFICE TOP 10 Film

Gross

1

Monsters University

$45.6M

$170M

2

The Heat

$39.1M

$39.1M

3

World War Z

$29.8M

$124M

4

White House Down

$24.9M

$24.9M

5

Man of Steel

$20.7M

$249M

6

This Is the End

$8.7M

$74.7M

7

Now You See Me

$5.61M

$105M

8

Fast & Furious 6

$2.45M

$233M

9

Star Trek Into Darkness

$2.1M

$221M

$1.43M

$41.7M

10 The Internship

SFC Jungceylon Phuket (Patong) After Earth (E) [G] Fast & Furious 6 (E) [15+] The Hangover III (E) [15+] Man of Steel (3D/E) [13+] Odd Thomas (D/E) [15+] Rue Doo Ron Nan Chan Tai (T) [15+] World War Z (E) [13+]

Weekend gross

12:15, 19:20 16:45, 21:30 14:30, 21:50 12:45, 15:45, 18:45, 21:45 12:20, 14:40, 17:00, 19:20, 21:40 11:50, 13:50, 15:50, 17:50, 19:50 12:00, 14:30, 17:00, 19:30, 22:00

As some movies and movie times change every Thursday morning, after The Phuket News has gone to press, the accuracy of the following information cannot be guaranteed. For up-to-date information, visit sfcinemacity.com, or call the cinemas directly: SFX Coliseum Phuket 076-209000 and SFC Jungceylon Phuket 076-600-555.


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The Phuket News’ Jody Houton gives a thumbs up during last year’s event.

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Lions go-kart event returns The 2012 winning team St James Property with their trophy and Saksri Kerphol of sponsor Auto Express (centre).

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lthough there seems some doubt that the proposed Formula 1 Grand Prix race will now take place in Thailand, the Lions GoKarts Team Championships is definitely on and scheduled for Sunday, July 28 at the Phuket Racing Go-Karts track on Patak Road in Chalong, between 6pm and 8.30pm. Organised by the Lions Club of Patong Beach, this is the third edition of the annual event that has attracted a large following in the local community. Some teams are regular entrants, such as those from Kata Rocks, St James Property, Phuket GOMS (Grumpy Old Mens Society) and Crissey Co. Group. Each team consists of five drivers who will each race three times during the evening. Their times will be recorded by the track’s computer timing system using a transponder on each kart. The aggregate times of the four fastest drivers in each team

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will be added up, and the team with lowest total time will be declared Phuket’s Lions Go-Karts Team Champions of 2013. Last year’s winners were a team from St James Property and Chief Executive K Esa Huovila says they are keen to return to their winning ways this year for another trophy and more gold medals. There will also be awards presented to the driver recording the fastest lap time during the competition and also to the fastest lady driver. Team entry fees are B6,000, which includes a buffet supper for the drivers and their team manager. All proceeds from this event will be donated to Patong Beach Lions Club’s Eyesight Improvement Programme at three local schools. Nearly six hundred children at Baan Bang Thong School in Kathu; Baan Bang Khu School in Koh Khaew and Baan Bang Rong School in Phak Lok will have their eyes tested by the Club’s partners in this project – K T

ave you noticed anything different about Live 89.5 this week? Probably not because we always provide an excellent professional service, but we would like to highlight a change in our sound ‘on air’. We have implemented a brand new playout system and it is being used for the first time here in Phuket. If you are interested in the behind scenes technology feel free to call in and see us at the Live 89.5 offices in Kathu and take a look for yourself. Talking of behind the scenes, let us introduce Rannze Davies who some of you will know as the drummer with The Legends Of Siam. Rannze has been with us for six months and helps out with production of adverts for clients as well as making sure all your adverts are played at the right time on the right day. Thank you for the amazing response to our recent advertisement for voice overs on the island and we will be getting back to those who have got in touch as soon as we can. Thanks for listening!

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Optics. Any child found to be in need of prescription glasses will receive them free of charge. Once again the major sponsor for the event is Auto Express – the importers of luxury cars based on the Bypass Road. Other major supporters are Saraphan Plaeng, K T Optics, Julapan Stationery and Jula Place in Chalong and fellow Lions Clubs. The organisers recently announced a new addition in the evening’s programme – Miss Go-Karts beauty competition – open to all women over 16 years of age. Entry fees are B250 and entrants can sign on at the racetrack during the evening. Judges for this competition will be Lion Heidi Jauch (Chairwoman); K Saksri Kerdphol (General Manager of Auto Express) and Alasdair Forbes (Executive Editor of The Phuket News). The Phuket News and Live 89.5 are media sponsors of this event.

his week many of our stories come from Laguna, home of the Laguna Family Festival for the next two months. Also, Sash has a great story about the Make-a-Wish foundation and a special little girl; our new real-estate programme takes a special look at new Laguna property developments; and we interviewed visitors about what they really know about the country they are visiting – you will have a laugh at some of their answers. Finally, AP Honda and Class Act Media gave away a Honda Scoopy i motorbike this week, and we celebrated with the winner of The Phuket News Premier League predictions. ‘Phuket Property’ is now online and on local cable every week, featuring new property developments, ‘hot’ spots, best buys and news from the inside. Lastly, Phuket News TV is looking for a part-time freelance cameraman. If you know of someone with the skill and flair to assist with video work, send an email and resume to adminmgr@ classactmedia.co.th


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A FANTASTIC ENDING Family and friends of the Kajonkiet International School Phuket had a great time at their official End of Year Show, where students performed a show entitled Red Riding Hood in Fairyland, last Friday evening (June 28).

Music and drama teacher Andrew Snape with Kajonkiet School Directress: Khun Thidaporn Laoviseskul.

Musician Viktor Platkov with fans.

AFTERNOON OF SONG Juliette Mairoux receives her post-performace bouquet of roses.

Musical opera enthusiasts and a mix of the island’s music lovers attended a delightful afternoon of opera in Chalong on Saturday (June 29), with talented singer Juliette Mairoux accompanied on guitar and piano by Viktor Platkov.


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SUMMER FAMILY FUN AT LAGUNA Laguna Phuket’s Summer Family Festival rocked into action last Saturday (June 29), heralding the launch of a two-month treasure trove of fun and games for kids, together with a host of entertainment options for mums and dads. Right through until August 31, Latitude Marquee is transformed into a carnival playground, with an area for parents to socialise and relax while their youngsters enjoy the bouncy castle, and games in the Kidz Lounge. For more information, visit www.lagunaphuket.com/events/family-festival


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GRAND LAUNCH The island’s great and good turned out for the glamorous grand opening of the new Tablespoon Cafe at Central Festival Phuket last Saturday (June 29), adding to the existing popular venue in Chalong. Invitees were treated to a dazzling show and sultry catwalk display by male and female models.

HEADSTART STUDENT SHOW GREAT SUCCESS HeadStart International School, Phuket held its End of Year Performance shows last Saturday (June 29), which were enjoyed by students, parents and friends


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RBFC Thailand 2014 Classic

July 28th 2013

THE LIONS GO-KART TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS

Sport Fishing Tournament Offshore The Similan Islands

25th

At Phuket Kart Racing, Patak Rd., Chalong 6.00pm - 8.30pm Organised by Lions Club of Patong Beach in aid of Eyesight Improvement Programme for children at 3 schools

27th February 2014

Proudly organised by the Rawai Beach Fishing Club, (RBFC) Phuket, Thailand.

Huge cash and other prizes to be won!!

57 hours of non-stop fishing!

MISS GO-KARTS 2013 Beauty competition Entry Fee: Baht 250 Cash prizes for first three winners

Huge media coverage!

5 drivers + Team Manager Entry Fee: 6,000 Baht Details at www.lions-club-patong.org/activities.html or K. Jum on 081 374 2088

For further details please contact Warren Crowe or Andy Bright info@rawaibeachfishingclub.com Warren tel: +66 (0) 812604291 Andy tel: +66 (0) 862739948 Website: www.rawaibeachfishingclub.com

Prizes include fishing trips, tackle, limited edition prints, and much more!

Rawai Beach Fishing Club is an official Sponsor Club of the International Game Fishing Association. RBFC supports recreational fishing

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herd strives to empower. All proceeds go directly to The Good Shepherd mission. See thegoodshepherd.info.

Every Sunday at 12pm - 3 pm. B1,400++ per adult, B700++ per child (Ages 5-12). Call 076 396 433.

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SUNDAY JUL 7 Curry Fridays at Navrang Mahal Every Friday, all-you-can-eat authentic Indian curry buffet, B449 net per person. 7pm-11.30pm. Call 076 286 464.

Sunday Chillout Session

Live Seafood & Jazz Sunday Brunch at Banyan Tree Pool Competition at Expat Hotel Pool Competition at 9pm. Expat Sports Bar, Expat Hotel, Soi Taipan, Patong. www. expatsportsbar.com.

SATURDAY JUL 6

Join Banyan Tree’s indulgent LIVE Seafood Sunday brunch featuring lots of LIVE Canadian Lobsters, Tiger prawns, freshly shucked Oysters, Wagyu rump and Foie Gras. Meander from one live cooking station to the next, and don’t forget to leave room for cheese and dessert. With live Jazz music and a kids club, starting at B2,500++ per person including free flow of selected beverages. Advance bookings are highly recommended. Contact 076 372 400. Email: fb-phuket@banyantree.com.

MONDAY JUL 8

BBQ All You Can Eat at Shakers Mondays and Thursdays. BBQ all you can eat: Pork, Chicken, Beef, Prawns, Fish and Squid with salad buffet, cold and hot sauces, Garlic Bread, baked potatoes, potato salad and more for B325 per person. 7pm-11pm. Located in Patong on Rat-U-Tit 200 Pee Road next to Hotel Mercure.

BBQ Ribs All You Can Eat Wednesdays and Fridays. BBQ ribs all you can eat with salad buffet and potato salad for B295 per person. 7pm-11pm. Located in Patong on Rat-U-Tit 200 Pee Road next to Hotel Mercure.

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The Good Shepherd Merchandise Shop Open Every Wednesdays and Saturdays. Plaza Del Mar, Laguna (Behind Bake). Time: 10am to 1pm every Wednesday and 9am to noon every Saturday. We have a wide and wonderful selection of handicrafts such as toys, greeting cards, ornaments, lanterns, bags, purses and many more. You can also find exquisite arts and craft created by local residents. Pre-loved items include books, clothes and toys. Handicraft items are made by the disadvantaged members of society that The Good Shep-

Sunsets Bar & Gusthouse (Patong). Chillout session every Sunday. Live music. Free Bar/B/Q from 4pm. Free pool table. Happy hour 12pm- 6pm. Karaoke. Everybody welcome. 62 Hasib Pee Road, Patong. Call Khun Joon for more Info 082 286 5171.

Wednesday Ribs The ribs are dry rubbed and smoked for 6 hours then massageed with Kentucky Bourbon BBQ sauce. Full rack set: 3 course set with corn chowder and bread pudding souffle: B1,500++ per person. Must reserve. For residents order one kg full rack on Friday for takeaway on Wednesday. Pick up and pay at SALA Beach Bar 5pm6.30pm (Happy hour) B750 net. Sorry, you must take away. Make a reservation or book your ribs with events@salaphuket. com, no phone calls please.

Sunday Brunch at Sails, Hilton Enjoy our lavish international buffet with friends and family each sunday at Sails! Our live band sets the mood for a relaxing afternoon with delicious food, live cooking stations, refreshing drinks and good company. Balloon artists entertain the little ones with face painting and kid activities.

Half Chicken Spit Roast Tuesdays and Saturdays: Half chicken spit roast with French Fries, Salad buffet, Potato Salad & Gravy sauce for B225 per person. 7pm-11pm. Located in Patong on Rat-U-Tit 200 Pee Road next to Hotel Mercure.

Live Jazz Trio at Mom Tri's Enjoy live Jazz at Mom Tri’s Kitchen. Every Wednesday and Sunday Night in the Sea Shell Bar. Sunset Happy Hour daily from 6-7pm including selected beverages by the glass and 50% off drinks. Great live music, gorgeous sunset views and Thai and international cuisine. See momtriphuket.com.


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Enjoy Wednesday Night Free BBQ, fish and chips or buffet every other Wednesday night 8pm at the Black Dog Bar, Soi C&N, off Rat-u-thit road, Patong. Meet all the regular ex-pats and ladies for lots of fun. Please call Joon on 082 286 5171.

Phuket Racing Go-Karts Circuit 2013 Organised by Lions Clubs of Patong Beach in aid of an eyesight improvement programme for the children. Team entries welcome. For more information contact Jum on 081 374 2088 or jumak@ksc.th.com.

TUE JULY 30 - THU AUG 1

UPCOMING EVENTS MONDAY JULY 22 Asalaha Bucha Day It celebrates the first sermon given by the Lord Buddha on the full moon day of the Asalaha (the eighth lunar month). On that day, all Three of the Triple Gem, The Buddha, The Dhamma and The Sangha, had established. It became the day that honoured the Sangha, or the community of the monks.

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to wander or revisit homes.During the festival, people bring food and nicely-decorated fruits to make offerings to Por Tor Kong to pass onto those spirits. An essential offering for the festival is a red turtle-shaped cake, large or small. They believe that turtles symbolise longevity.

SAT OCT 5 - SUN OCT 13 Phuket Vegetarian Festival The Phuket Vegetarian Festival is an annual event held during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar. It is believed that the vegetarian festival and its accompanying sacred rituals bestow good fortune upon those who religiously observe this rite. During this time, local residents of Chinese ancestry strictly observe a 10-day vegetarian or vegan diet for the purposes of spiritual cleansing and merit-making. Sacred rituals are performed at various Chinese shrines and temples and aesthetic displays such as walking barefooted over hot coals and ascending ladders with bladed rungs are performed by entranced devotees known as “Ma Song”.

Social Media Marketing - make it Work for YOU! Join this informative workshop to get started with the basics of Social Media (facebook, twitter, etc) for promoting your business online. Held at the Book Cafe, Rawai, 9-12pm, July 30 and August 1, only B2500 per person. Places are limited, book now! Contact Oasis ed. Phuket about this & other great workshops (arts, cooking, computers and more!), via info@oasisedphuket. com or 084 946 2171.

EVERY DAY

MONDAY AUGUST 12

Traditional Sunday Roast Angus O’Tool’s Karon Beach

HM the Queen’s Birthday

LUNCH or DINNER Served from 2pm. Your Choice of either Roast Beef, Chicken,Loin of Pork or Leg of Lamb Served with Roast & Boiled Potatoes,3 Fresh Vegetables, Yorkshire Pudding & Gravy. Only 320 Baht Includes a Free Glass of House Red or White. Opposite Centara Karon Resort. See: www.otools-phuket.com

Commemorates the birthday of Queen Sirikit, also observed as National Mother’s Day (Wan Mae Haeng Chart). It is a public holiday.

WED AUG 21 - TUE AUG 27 Architect & Engineering Exhibition 2013 Building, Construction and Décor Exhibition.Welcome to the best exhibition in Phuket and Andaman coastline for construction tools and materials and architectural design & décor items comprising a wide range of products and technology. This is a great opportunity to introduce construction materials and decorative items to the Phuket and Andaman area. Venue: Second floor, Royal Phuket City Hotel. For more information contact 076 217 199, e-mail: info@pic-phuket.com, See pic-phuket.com.

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tractions planned include art classes with Artist-in-Residence, Zumba fitness sessions in Latitude Marquee, theme parties and more. And a popular return attraction for the youngsters at this year’s Festival will be the Kidz Fun Zone, serving up afternoons of sports skills, cooking lessons, adventure and educational activities, golf excursions and outings to local amusement parks, from just B200 per session. For more information see lagunaphuket.com/events/ family-festival.

Phuket Artists on Show Exhibition runs until October 13. VR Gallery has asked local and resident artist to display some of their favourite works. The exhibition features three local Phuket Thai artists and two resident artists. Pieces are combinations of oil on canvas, mixed media and wood. Themes range from nature, nautical, nude and abstract creating a fascinating and multifaceted display of art work. http://www.momtriphuket.com.

Art Exhibition at Phuket Art Village Exhibition runs until July 31. Artwork includes pieces from artists from Thailand, Philippines, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia and South Korea. For more information, visit facebook.com/phuket.artvillage or call Pui on 089 4715 653. Sponsored by : Slushy FX Phuket Party hire

Por Tor Festival Ethnic Chinese in Phuket believe that Por Tor Kong is a God of evil. The seventh lunar month in the Chinese calendar is believed to be the period when spirits are released. The gates are opened and spirits released

Laguna Summer Family Festival Right through until 31 August, Latitude Marquee is transformed into a carnival playground. Enjoy the bouncy castle, and games in the Kidz Lounge. Festival at-

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This week in history

GOT YOUR NUMBER

4,400,000 Number of flowers a bee must visit in order to produce a kilo of honey

770

Population of the Vatican City, the world’s smallest state

112

Length in centimetres of the average wire coathanger when straightened out

45

Minutes a beaver can hold its breath underwater In 1985 Germany’s Boris Becker, aged 17, became the youngest player to win the Wimbledon men’s singles trophy.

■■ July 5, 1295 The kingdoms of Scotland and France form the “Auld Alliance” against England, with a treaty that remains in force for more than 250 years. ■■ July 6, 1411 Ming Dynasty Admiral Zheng He returns to Nanjing after his second voyage to Ceylon and India, with the Sinhalese king as a captive. ■■ July 7, 1985 Germany’s Boris Becker becomes the youngest player ever to win the Wimbledon tennis tournament at the age of 17. ■■ July 8, 1960 US Air Force pilot Gary Powers is charged with espionage after his U2 spyplane is shot down over the Soviet Union. ■■ July 9, 1900 The Governor of China’s Shanxi province orders the massacre of 45 Christians, including children, in the city of Taiyuan during the Boxer Rebellion. ■■ July 10, 1925 The so-called “Monkey Trial” of schoolteacher John Scopes begins in the United States. He is accused of teaching evolution in violation of US law. ■■ July 11, 1940 The Vichy France puppet regime is formed during the World War II German occupation, with Philippe Pétain as Prime Minister.

Crossword by Myles Mellor & Sally York

SUDOKU

56. Santa’s original reindeer, e.g. 60. Feline in a Salinger title? 64. Cornstarch brand 65. Mushroom caps 66. Dangerous biters 67. Capital of Rhône 68. Light parody 69. Dutch painter, to friends Down 1. ___-Atlantic 2. Risk prison 3. Little impressionist? 4. Anastasia’s father, for one 5. More gloomy 6. Balloon filler 7. “Aladdin” prince 8. Building additions 9. Kosher ___ 10. Diminutive 11. Double-reed instruments 12. Bat an eye? 13. Band on a shield 18. As yet 19. Creep 23. Cleave 24. Slow but steady 26. Ends partner

27. Filly’s mother 28. All fired up 29. Certain retrovirus 31. She has a degree 32. Certain refrigerant, briefly 35. Dwell 36. Bookbinding leather 37. The “O” in S.R.O. 39. “Awesome!” 40. Hook up 41. 20-20, e.g. 45. Cooling system (Brit.) 46. Wyle of “ER” 48. Central 49. Egg producer 50. “Take your hands off me!” 52. Recurring theme 54. Eur. think tank 55. Field ___ 57. Heavy furniture wood 58. European language 59. Ilk 61. 1969 Peace Prize grp. 62. “The Matrix” hero 63. Cousin of -trix

Answers to this week’s Pop Quiz: 1. Sheep or horses; 2. In a flower; 3. Don Quixote de la Mancha; 4. Tagalog; 5. Mont Blanc.

1. From which animal do we get cat gut? 2. Where would you find a peduncle, a sepal and a receptacle? 3. Who had a horse called Rocinante? 4. From which language does the word ‘boondocks’ derive? 5. Which is the highest mountain in the Alps? Answers at the foot of the page.

Across 1. K follower 5. Said sheepishly? 10. Big laugh line (slang) 14. Old World bird 15. Charles de Gaulle’s birthplace 16. ___ Danger 17. Convention city for felines? 20. Pang 21. Masses formed by heating 22. Downer 25. Brahman, e.g. 26. 1935 Triple Crown winner 30. Ancient Greek weight 33. Lifeboat lowerer 34. Fair share, maybe 35. “My man!” 38. Class for teen felines? 42. But, to Brutus 43. Jack-in-the-pulpit, e.g. 44. Kind of wave 45. Of a great range 47. Wee 48. Big sheet 51. Dalai ___ 53. Ham it up

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Villa in Cherng Talay: Villa in Cherng Talay, Rental - Longterm or shore term. Price: B90,000 per month ( long ) B150,000 Short term. 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms Internal area: 472 sq. metre on 1.2 Rai gated land. Call +66 (81) 892 0534.

Beach, just outside Laguna, this new villa is available for long term rent. www.baanboosakorn.com

M oder n f ur nished apts near Big Buddha available now. Studios & 2 bedrooms. Rates from 11000 baht/ mth, discounts for long-term. Incl wifi, maid, pool. Call: 086 282 6221; chalongapartment.com

The Courtyard: Upper floor 10 m showroom frontage Floor area 100 s m with air/cons. Contact Khun Siriporn 081 691 0213, siriporn@islandfurni ture-phuket.com, www.thecourtyardphuket.com.

Beach Condo, Beach 3 Min. Walk: Spacious 2-bed-

fully furnished, parking fully fitted teak kitchens. Granite tops Western baths, sat.TV&internet included. Masterbed with ensuite bath starting 20,000/m longterm. No party people. 084 840 1262, north8east98@yahoo.com.

Vassana Residence. 2 Bedroom: Luxury 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Apartment. Sea view, Swimming pool, Whirlpool. Wi-Fi, Cable TV. Only 3 Apartments in complex. Call Eng. 087 882 9604, Rus. 084 443 6811 artlpmj@yahoo.com.

cent 4 bedroom Pool Villa on the west coast of Phuket, above prestigious Kata Beach. Exceptional opulence throughout. Long & short term rental. Enquiries on 087 283 8884 or 080 690 5248.

Bungalow for rent B8,000: Nice one bedroom bun3 Bedroom House for rent: 5 Rai raw land behind ACG clubhouse on long lease for compatible sporting facility. alan@acgphuket.com.

ACG Cricket Ground:

Patong Loft Rent: Beautiful 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Condo, Fully furnished complete with kitchen utensils, microwave, coffee machine, toaster etc, bed sheets, towels for 4 people, internet, tv etc. Avialable Nov. onwards. Call 081 4326587, 081 8915602

coast development. Never seen on Phuket; Amazing luxury at real prices. Call 080 882 1377, email: beachpro jects1@gmail.com.

Refreshing 2BDs Phuket Town: Newly built apartment of 72

Rawai Pool Villa For Sale:

Beautiful Villa 550sqm. Land 2,400 sqm. with 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, maid's room, laundry room, home office, Western kitchen. Large mature garden, garage for 2 cars Price B32 million. Call 081 978 5181. www. myrawaivilla.com

sqm. For rent, colorful and boutique design in Phuket Town. Fully furnished, kitchenette. Good location, Mae-Laun Road. Call Zhu at 089 668 3639; zhunaumann@gmail.com

Business for Sale: Located in

Luxury Condo Rent/Sale:

Luxury Condo Rent/Sale Phuket Villa Patong Beach beside Jungceylon. Fully furnished 43sqm on the 6th floor with balcony, bedroom, living room, kitchen, cable & internet, pool, gym, laundry. Rent Long Term B30,000. Contact Nus 081 893 2330, seadream@loxinfo.co.th

PROPERTY FOR SALE

a prime area just 50 meters from the north end of Patong Beach (close to Graceland Hotel & the roundabout on beach road) there are two commercial townhouse buildings incorporated into this sale. They are offer on a freehold basis which comes complete with a Chanote land title deed. The two 3 storey buildings sits on land measuring over 30 sq.wah. This prime real estate has been prepared for total refurbishment and is a perfect business investments for a property developer for resell potential or a business person who wants the freedom to create their own business design concept. Plans have been drawn-up to develop the property into either a 8 room or a 14 room guesthouse/apartments. 081 893 2330.

Kathu Anuphas Golf Ville, fully furnished, 15 min to Patong, 15 min to Phuket Town, 20 min to Intern. School. THB 30,000/month long term. Available immediately. Contact 087 892 6899.

Surplus to family invest needs. 3-bed, plus maid's qtrs. This home has been lovingly cared for. Leasehold/freehold. BVI status. POA. Ph 082 810 4184, phuketres@gmail.com

Stunning Town Home: 3 BDR

+ Study or 4 BDR, 4 Bathroom, Maids quarters, full AC + hot water, pool, 2 car garage, western kitchen + extra storage. A must see. Was B21million reduced to B17million including Laguna family golf membership. Call 081 737 5001.

RPM Marina Condo: Luxury 3 beds 3 baths stunning condo. 179 SQM. Foreign freehold. Views to sea, marina, lake and mountains. 2 balconies. B16.9 million. Call: 082 493 8526. Email: flakes010@hotmail.com New Luxury Villa For Sale: 3 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, living room, kitchen, private swimming pool (12 metre). House area of 600 sq.m., land 1.5 rai (2400 sq metre). Located on the shore of the ocean on the Koh Kho Khao. Email: larion2555@ gmail.com.

New House for Sales:

New House for Sales low price than Project, Phanason Villages at Bang Joe for 50 Sqm, 3bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Free contract. Contact: 089 729 9503.

Hot Price Sale-PuriAnda Villas: New Pool Villa in Rawai 2 Bed/3 Beach House & Beach Condo For Rent: Beach house in Cape Kalim Sea View, Freehold Condo for Sale/Rent: B11.9 million, 2 minutes walk to beach, big balcony and sunset view, 180 sqm, 2 ensuite bedrooms, big living space. PhuketAREA.com, search V146.

Three bedroom modern home available for long Term Rental. This Pool Villa is close to B.I.S. Central private location. Please check out website for more details. Contact Dianne 089 469 810. https://smore.com/r5ts.

Panwa. 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 1 livingroom, kitchen and diningroom for 8-12 people, outdoor relaxroom for sunset meetings (no pool, in repair) and 2-rooms condo. See phuketbeach living.com.

Bath, Built-In & Partial fur. Private Pool & Jacuzzi, Sala, 500 m.to beach Price 7.9 mil.Baht with Chanot title Tel.0816913029, E: kris.silanachai@ yahoo.com.

Modern Family House for sale: Beautiful 3 bedrooms villa in Rawai. 160sqm indoor. 400sqm outdoor. Shared swimming pool. Modern villa renovated in 2011-2012. Fully furnished. For more info: phuketvilla jasmine@gmail.com

3 Rai Chanote Mangosteen Land: Beautiful square land plot

Long Term Rental:

for long term rent. Fully furnished with kitchenette, security, parking etc. Right in the middle of Patong. More info call 076 344 922 or visit bluewaterphuket.com.

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Luxurious Golf Villa @ Laguna Village: MUST BE SOLD !

galow for rent, B8,000 per month, Mission Hills, on 1/2 Rai of land with Air Con & Internet. Call 081 892 4804 or 081 125 1873.

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Kata Beach Apartment Sea Views: Western 1,2&3 bedroom units

Luxury Villa for Rent: Magnifi-

room apartment for rent, long or short term, fully furnished, kitchen, 2 bathrooms. Pool, large gardens, parking, a mere 3 minute stroll to scenic Nai Harn beach. resortgm@gmail.com.

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Sea View Off Plan Condominiums: 65m2 Condominium. 1 Bedroom, 1 En Suite Bathroom, Living Room, Kitchen, Pool, Large Balcony and Terrace Space, Parking. Excellent investment opportunity. See property forsalephuket.co.uk.

next to Mangosteen Resort, 3-0-38 Rai, Chanote title, light slope, great access to Soi Saiyuan, show villa can be completed, ideal for villa or condo development. 081 536 5846.

3 B e d H o u s e Te r m Fu n Cherng taly: Main bed & sitting room both air con, large kitchen. Newly renovated. Part furnished. 10 minutes. from Laguna, 15 minutes. from Surin Beach. 12,000 per month, minimum 12 moths. 087 272 5250. phetmeekha@ yahoo.com.

Mansion in Town for Sale:

Beautiful home in Phuket 5.9m: Spacious open plan home - 4

359.7 sq. 43 rooms. 15 air-conditioners, 28 fans. balcony, hi-speed internet, parking, CCTV and sentry box. In & out with finger scan. Near shopping centre. B32 million. Call: 090 167 9816 (Eng), 086 300 5052(Thai).

bedrooms,granite top kitchen,outdoor seating,100" home cinema, LED Lighting system,Tv's,LAN & Audio every room,alarm,3 phase electric. close to Laguna. Call 086 266 2786.

House for Sale - Chalong:

Quiet stand alone villa, 3 bed, 2 - 5 star baths, 5 aircon, full furn, garden dining lush green, 50 Wah, quality new paint, excellent condition, B3.5 mil lion, f irm. Contact: peterb@inter globalau.com, 084 843 3492.

Luxury Condo Rent / Sale: 2 B e d r o o m , L- r o o m a n d f u l l y equipped kitchen, 160-212sqm. Very high standard with a nice view. Big balcony, swimming pool, gym. Location: Kathu, 10 min. Patong Beach, 5 min. Phuket Town and all department stores and international hospitals. Rent Long term: B45,000 – B63,500 Buy: B8,500,000 – B11,500,000. Contact 086 268 7901 or send email to: condophuket@yahoo.com.

Andaman Beach Suite Condo Patong Beach, Phuket: Has kitchenette, ter-

race, TV, CD player, telephone, WIFI, has full use of hotel facilities, restaurant, room service, swimming pool, tennis courts and gym. 120mt to beach, 5 minutes to Patong. email penthouse2102@gmail. com, 089 972 3861, 089 570 1519.

Luxury Ocean View Apartments for Rent in Kata and Karon: 1 or 2 bdrm, 2 bathrm, kitchen, large balcony, parking, 24 hrs security, gymnasium, swimming pool. Ph: 076 486 624 and 086 281 9311. Email: bao200@gmail.com.

Surin Beach Office For Sale: Prime location Sales office/ Double your money in 5 years!: New Year special promotion: Studio in brand new, world class, east-

shop. Internal 144 m2, back garden 60 m2, 4 car parks, kitchen, internet, phone/ fax, TV, 5 AC. 6 yrs lease then 3 years rolling, rent B35,000, sale B1.5 million. Call 085 060 0033.

Golf View Villa for Sale: Near British International School, state-ofthe-art villa overlooking the Loch Palm Golf Course: 4 bedrooms + maid’s room; 485 m2 built on 1,860 m2 land. B28million. Contact owner 089 724 7211.


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PROPERTY FOR SALE

House and Business for sale: 3 storey, 5 bedrooms, good

location, off road parking, busy road. Contact Thai 084 630 6920, English 082 534 7410, jeedyvcd@hotmail.com, davidweath@yahoo.com.

Freehold Condo For Sale:

45 Sq.m Freehold. 2 balconies (great view). 1 bedroom. 1 livingroom. 2 air conditioners. Full furniture. Internet. Cable TV. Laundry. Fresh market. Swimming pool. Gym. Restaurant. Call 080 040 9077.

Beautiful Karon Villa: 3 Bed Pool Villa Pa Khlok:

3 Beds, 2 Bath 6x3m pool. Full aircon and funishings. Ready for occupation and rental. Secure estate, private parking. 6km from Heroines monument. Close to PIA, BCS and shops. 081 737 0722.

Freehold House for sale:

Freehold house for sale in estate in Cherng Talay. Land 735m2, floor area 230m2, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom. Many upgrades incl new carpor t included. Price B11 million. Call 083 509 8797 for info or viewing.

Modern open living villa has it all, fully furnished, private secure estate close to beach. Enjoy the private salt water pool and undercover parking, 3 large bedrooms freehold investment. 081 719 4688.

Investment Proper t y for sale!: New, modern waterfront town-

Studio condo on 4th floor 50s/m. Huge swimming pool, beautiful gardens, completly renovated new tiles, light, painting, new furniture, kitchen, shower and toilet. B2.5 million, Eng 085 471 9246, Thai 087 621 3405.

Sales Down Payment Dcondo Mine: 7th floor. with

Seaview Townhouse Patong: Bet ween the c it y and

Budget Bungalows: Two Bun-

galows in Chalong.2-3 bedrooms. Close to all amenities.One has room for a pool,the other is like a rain forest. From only B2,300,000. Call 081 270 4291. Email: thailandmls @gmail.com.

the jungle at the northern edge of Patong. 70m alt. 10mn walk to the beach. 4 storey + 290 sqm, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 toilet. 4 aircon, partly furnished. Email: andamanhills@gmail.com.

A nice foreign freehold condominium for sale in Patong is located in a recently complete development of one & two bedrooms condominiums. Located on the fourth floor of a total of five. 080 052 8082.

Patong Condo for sale:

When only the best will do! 4 bed/pool villa in Phuket’s best-kept gated community. 410 sq.mtr villa. 812 sq.mtr land. Overlooking lagoon. Beautiful. Call 081 270 4291. Email: thailandmls@ gmail.c om, w w w.phuketpremium realestate.com.

Nai Harn Baan Bua:

pool & lake view. Fully furnished, near Kajonkiet International School, Tesco Lotus, Big C. 10 mins to Patong. Move in Mar 2014. Only B99k. Contact: 081 694 4144, 081 307 7247, email: suthipow@yahoo.com

FOR SALE RAWAI BEACH

Singl e H ou se Sp eci al Price Rent/Sale: Nice house

fully furnished with teakwood furniture, ready to move in. 240 sqm. 4 bed 4 bath, close to Kathu waterfall and market. Near Loch Palms, major stores, BIS and KIS. B45,000 per month. Call Oranwan 086 883 3169.

Home Office Near Thanyapura: New 2-storey home

Pool villa for sale or rent:

Hillside setting. Luxurious 6 bedroom, 5 bathroom pool villa for sale or rent. Sale 20M Baht. Rent Low season Daily 6k, Weekly 36k, Monthly 80k. High season Daily 7k, Weekly 42k, Monthly 100k. One complete year 85k per month. Call 087 078 6379.

SPECIAL T WIN VILL AS. 3 O R 4 B ED RO O M S, 4 B AT H R O O M S . P O O L , LARGE TERRACE, SMALL GARDEN. LIVING SPACE 400 SQM, LUXURY FURNISHED. PRICE B8,500,000. FREEHOLD.

Five Bed Luxury Villa For Sale: NEW. Beautiful lakeside villa

1 Rai Land QUICK Sale in Rawai: Beautiful land with Cha-

note for sale, concrete access road, Land plat, electric & facilities ready to build your home. Direct contact Thai owner K.Dallas (Poy) 089 472 9870 or dchaibut@gmail.com.

in Surin Beach. Private estate. 5 bedroom en-suite. Unique architectural style. Private pool. THB 35.7m. To view call 083 636 0245 or villasurin7@ gmail.com.

Luxury Villa in Chalong: Perfect condition, 660 sqm on 3 levels, 1,600 sqm land, 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, swimming pool 12.5m x 6m with jacuzzi, large sala, double garage. Top quality construction. Reduced price: B25.5 million www.tamata-phuket.com crishausb@hotmail.com. 086 271 3260 or 086 273 4149.

Laguna/Layan Beach Luxury 13M Salt-Water Pool Villa For Sale (Or Rent): Three large

Urgent-3 Bedroom House for sale: 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 4 aircon,

Rawai Great Buying: Lovely

bedrooms with bathrooms in tastefully re-decorated bungalow set in mature garden plot of 550m2 within secure development for ownership and/or investment. B15.5 million. Email: irynain@gmail.com.

Rawai Soi Saliga Land for Sale: Land 1 rai + 81 T/W total

1924 sqm. Does not need landscaping sale by owner land location on the top of the Soi. Tel: 084 745 4132, chanote title.

INFO: 081 788 8280. EMAIL: thewhitehousekata@gmail. com. Villa with Pool for Sale: Free-

Land Close to Thanyapura/PIA: Half Rai 1.3MB, 1

Seaview Land Patong: Two parcels of superior land 11 rai. Inc seaview. Main road frontage. Ideal for resor t or condominiums. B150 M . N e g o t i a b l e . ( T h a i ) 0 81 3 7 0 8114 or (Ger) 081 892 1108. Email: davidgem98@hotmail.com.

N ew Condo Kat hu For Sale/Rent: Sansiri D Condo

hold 3/4 Bedroom Villa. 3 Air Con. 4k. to Ao Makarm Beach. 10x5m pool with 4th bedroom / office on other side. Plot size 104SqWah. 416Sqm. Reasonable offers. Call 089 831 4703/084 304 6723.

office near Academy for sale, 280 sq metres, Chanote title, 2 beds 3 baths, nature mountain view. Main street, multiple entrances and exits. 10 minutes to Airport. Only B4.95 million. Call: 086 948 2294.

This beautiful 2 story villa has wrap around balconies, 5 bed, 5 bath, swimming pool, office and child play area, movie room, dining room for 8, maids room and laundry, Sala. Internal area: 472 sq. m. Total area: 1,920 sq. m. Call 081 892 0534.

portunity! 7 studio apartments within beach front development. All 7 apartments, being offered at a discounted price to a total of 18 million baht for all of them. Call: 089 83 98 255. Email: info@lantaestate.net

home at the Boat Lagoon for sale. Rented out long term at B570,000 per year. 3 bed/4 bath, 2 balconies, terrace at canal, 6 m berth in front of house. 250 sqm living space. Top condition. Luxury finishings. Brokers welcome. B9.9 million. 086 747 9292 (English) or 081 970 5204 (Thai/English).

Patong Free Hold Condo:

Villa in Cherng Talay:

Outstanding investment Lanta: Outstanding investment op-

Rai is 2.5 MB, total 3 Rai of Land, Mountain View, Chanote, 3 Mins drive to Thanyapura/PIA School, 15 Mins to Airport. Contact Marisa 084 305 6667 or marisar1978@ hotmail.com.

Building 3 storey for sale: THB 26,000,000. Only 300 m. from Kata Beach. 236.25 sqm. 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. For more information call K.Chavarin 089 911 8833/081 866 9253 or email: wkongkeaw@hotmail.com

Kathu, Fully furnished Studio type 29.7 sq.m. on 6th floor, good facilities with fitness gym and large swimming pool. Only 5 minute to Patong, Lotus, Big C, Central. By owner. Call 086 105 8144.

3 Gorgeous Lots, Clean Titles: For sale or long lease.

2 lots on island-beachfront (bungalow-/housing-estate) and 1 big mainland-nountain property all in very quiet, safe, well maintained locations near Krabi. 089 291 4671.

Guesthouse for Lease in Patong: 12 rooms, good location Nanai Road.9 year lease: very low rent,strong starting, easy to manage and good return on investment. Price 1MLN. Take this opportunity. Thamad17@yahoo. com. 089 728 4005.

Rawai Seaview Condo for sale: Seaview condo, freehold, 2

bedroom, 2 bathroom, 120sqm. B7.8 million, fully furnished. For more pictures and information please contact: adrian_troy@yahoo.com

2 Pool Villas next to PIA:

Ready to move in, villa 1 on 1,100 sqm. land, for sale 15.9 mil and villa 2 on 2,200 sqm. land, for sale 19.9 mil baht. Brand new, each with 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 12 metre swimming pool, guest bungalow with 1 bedroom 1 bathroom. Perfectly located in a development with underground electricity and security, only 800 metres from Mission Hills golf course, less than 10 mins to airpor t, Phuket International Academy and Ao Por Grand Marina. Call 081 343 0777. Email: montha_phuket@yahoo.com.

fullly furnished with Chanote title, mini office 4x4, living room, European kitchen, CCTV, internet, garden. Permsap Villa Manik, 436sqm. 15min from airport. B6.8 million. Call 089 871 4172.

house with 2 bedrooms or separate SC flat downstairs.Well ventilated with natural light, in pristine condition. Distant sea views. B5,500,000. Call 081 270 4291 or thailandmls@ gmail.com. See phuketpremium realestate.com.

Af fordable 3 Bedroom House: Single floor, 3 bedroom,

kitchen/dining area, living room, 2 toilets/showers. Aircon in each bedroom. Water tank+pump. External covered area. Chanote title: 256 sqm Quiet developed village near Heroines Monument B3.2 million. Call 087 276 0529 .

B e a u t i f ul V i l l a R awa i: Beautiful 2 bed pool villa with sep maid’s room or 3rd b/room. Great outdoor entertaining area. 5 minutes to all conveniences. Reduced to B9,500,000. Call 081 270 4291 or thailandmls@gmail.com.

Patong Apartment Reduced Price: Condo 4 years old. Swimming

pool, security 24/7, cafeteria. Studio 46sqm fully furnished. Freehold for foreigners. Price: 2.6MLN. Urgent sale, no agent. Tel: 089 728 4005. Email: thamad17@yahoo.com.


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F O R S A L E - K ATA BEACH CENTRE

Beach Land on Koh Yao Yai: Land area 500m2, House area 164m2. 3 bed, 4 bath, fully furnished, aircon in all rooms, fans, Internet, satellite TV, swimming pool, independent water supply wells. Finish work December 2012. B8.5 million. Call 088 838 3242.

Mission Heights:

Luxury 3 Bed Villa For Sale:

This luxury three bedroom home is located in a secure estate with security and office. It is only five minutes from Bangtao Beach and Laguna Phuket including the Laguna Phuket Golf Club and 20 minutes from Blue Canyon Country Club and Phuket International Airport. The villa comes fully furnished with luxury leather lounge suites and quality furniture, all bedding, kitchen utensils and cooking facilities. For details and inspection, see www. phuketselect.com or contact graham@ phuketselect.com or call 081 897 0225.

6.26 rai direct beachfront, power, water, road, unobstructed views, chanote title, white sand, peaceful. Only 5.8 mil baht per rai. Doesn't get much better than this! Beautiful beach land. 081 649 3557.

3 Bdrm House for sale Thalang: House for sale. 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, large living and dining room, 4 X aircons, 2 X car ports and garage. House 7 yrs 1 owner, well maintained with 135sqm living area. Land Chanote 92tw. 081 737 3116.

Pool Villa Rawai: 4 Bedroom/ 4 Bathroom European style single storey house with self contained guest house and pool in Rawai on 736m2 plot. Large master bedroom with en-suite, walk in wardrobe. Modern western style kitchen with granite tops, built-ins throughout. Established 7 years. Plenty of outdoor living area with several verandahs and under cover car park, air-conditioning in all bedrooms and lounge. Situated about 2km from Chalong circle in a quiet lane 1km from Viset Road. House & Guest house 180 sqm Land area 736sqm (184TW). 3 bedrooms Master ensuite, 4 Bathrooms 7x3.5m salt water pool. Electric gate. Well water. Concrete road access. Call 087 891 9349.

Laguna/Layan. Luxury private pool villas in secure development. Available now. All beds ensuite. Fully furnished. Rental programme available. B12-20 million. Contact owner: 085 549 7110.

House on The Corner for Sale: Quiet location and only 500m

from the main road. Thepkrasattri, Heroines Monument. 70sqw x 280sqm, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, big living room with open - plan kitchen (9x9m), 1 separated kitchen, carpark for 3 cars and a small storehouse, 2 aircons, cable TV, 1 phone line TT&T. Price: B2,995,000 including furniture. Must see! Email: jochenschmitz16@gmail.com. Call 081 607 8000.

400m from Naiyang Beach. 3 Rai 1 Tarangwah. 6.5MB per Rai. Call 087 091 8331 or email chiangmaibeltrade@hotmail. com for more information.

Land for Sale:

Mai Khao Prime Location Land: I will sell my piece of land

Rawai Condo Sale/Rent:

Sell 1.1MB, Full ownership foreverbeyond the financing plan of 10 years. Rent 9,000B/Month. Studio room renovated with furniture. A/C, WiFi, kitchen, 200m to beach. 084 242 8914. Rawai4@yahoo.com.

Price Reduced, 4beds Villa:

Comfortable 4 bedrooms villa, plus maid room. Approx. 450Sq.M building, corner plot, energy saving, management service available for investor. Located in secured gate community, near British International school. info@ mindproperties.net.

next to the new tourist attraction in Mai Khao. Perfect for investment in future like shops, guesthouse. Please email for mobile number and more details. ohmidzi@gmail.com.

Sea-View Chalong-Residence: Dream pool villa with 5

bedrooms all with ensuite on 1 rai of land. Big hall, office, maid’s room. Brand-new construction opposite Wat Chalong on the way up to the hill. A huge 685 sq.m of living area, fully furnished. Modern Europeandesigned kitchen. Big sea view pool terraces incl sala and attractive bar area. Security alarm system. Selling price on request. By owner directly. Call 085 654 4011 or 089 404 0737. Email: schulz.th@gmx.de.

LUXURY 1-BEDROOM APARTMENT 60 SQM. PRICE B3,400,000. LEASEHOLD. INCLUDE FURNISHINGS.

INFO: 081 788 8280. EMAIL; thewhite housekata @gmail. com.

372 m2 Ideal for office or appartment / office. All floors with air condition, bathrooms, phone lines, local phone network, internet, cable TV and office furniture. Sell by owner direct. Call 081 958 3310.

3-storey Shophouse:

Patong Tower for Sale:

F O R S A L E - K ATA BEACH CENTRE

Resort for Sale: Resort 2 rai, with

chanote. 22 double villas with kitchens, large pool and big coconut garden with own well. Restaurant and bar with satellite TV and Adsl. Opened for 15 years, with lots of repeat customers, parking, quiet. 086 940 1860.

Nice Villa for Sale: Near Naiyang Beach, 3 bed & 4 bath, jacuzzi, open dining/living room, kitchen, fully furnished, aircon, garden, Sala, swimming pool, car park. Only 8.9MB. 087 091 8331 K. Nah, chiangmaibeltrade@hotmail.com, dreamhousephuket.com.

The Aqua pool villa-sales/ rent: In Land & House Park Phuket

(Manthana Zone) Land area = 440 sqm. Home area: 300 sqm. 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 1 living room and kitchen, 1 swimming pool (3m*10m) out door jacuzzi and pavilion. Sales: from B9.9 - B12 million. Rent: from B85,000 - B120,000 per month. 088 751 2389.

One of the last pieces of beautiful sea view land between Ao Makham and Ao Yon Road. Infrastructure done B210 million. Call 081 917 0377, 10am-5pm.

12 Rai Chanote to sell:

3 & 4 Bed Pool Villas:

LUXURY 1-BEDROOM APARTMENT 60 SQM. PRICE B2,700,000. LEASEHOLD. INFO: 084 843 8720. EMAIL; thewhite housekata @ gmail. com.

PATONG condos for sale:

And for rent. Sea view and mountain views. Freehold from 64 to 448 sq metres. Phone no: 080 692 6114. Email: orsoreal estate@hotmail.com.

Beautiful, modern Condos/Apartments, furnished, best/quiet locations, garden, s-pool, from 36-67sq metre, sea-city-mountain views, from B2,375. Call 087 819 2162 or caltirol@hotmail.com.

House for sale near Loch Palm: Three bedroom pool vil-

la in Kathu close to international schools. Views over Loch Palm. All bedrooms with aircon and ensuite bathrooms. Two car garage and secluded garden. Chanote title. Call 084 844 0991

Sales - House near By Pass:

2 Storeys single house in Rock Garden 5 Village - By Pass Road. Near town, quiet and safe. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms & housekeeper's room. 2 cars parking. Nice English & German neighbours. Call 089 159 3239.

Beachfront Building - Lanta:

Urgent Sales! Beach front 2 Commercial buildings (3 storeys), 14 bedrooms, 16 bathrooms Klong Dow beach, Koh Lanta - Krabi. Contact owner directly - negotiable price: 081 270 8622, 084 841 5635.

Luxur y Villa 3 Bedroom Pool for Rent: New villa 320sqm

NEW Studio Apt in Kathu:

30 sqm, 1 bedroom, kitchen, washing machine, aircon, balcony, fully furnished. Condo with gym, 24hr security, car park. 5 mins to Patong, Loch Palm golf. Good view. B1.25 million. Call 086 947 1273.

Seaview Land For Sale: Land located right in the heart of Chalong with panorama view of Chalong pier. Close to a number of sandy beaches; Naihan Rawai Kata and Karon. Easy access to major department stores. Surrounded by public facilities including education institutes and hospitals. You will benefit from a perfect location that's rapidly increasing in value. 3 rai and 1 Ngan with Chanote title. B22 millions per rai. Call 087 278 7206, 089 215 5041 e-mail: kubesjoy@ hotmail.com.

Condominium in Patong for Sale: Less than 1 Km from

the beach, large 2-bedroom apartment with communal swimming pool and balcony. FREEHOLD (can be foreign owned). B7.5M. Call owner 089 724 7211 or julien@phuket immo.com.

Villa and farmland for sale:

A big beautiful house with 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, fully furnished. Located in stunning panoramic hilltop scenery in Takuapa, Phang Nga, covering an area of 127 rai. Surrounded by fertile farmland with fruit trees. Price 132MB. Contact K. Peerawat: 084 308 8484. Email: peerawat200310@hot mail.com

Golf Course Land For Sale:

Near British Intl School, 17 rai with public road access. Suitable for resort or housing project. Can be divided. Price: B4.5m per rai. Contact owner 089 724 7211, email: julien@phuketimmo.com.

fully furnished. 4 bathrooms, 12m long pool, 5 min. by car to PIA, situated between Naithon and Naiyang beaches. Longterm rent B80,000 include maid and gardener service. Call 08 0 143 529 4, email: alain terrat@hotmail.com.

Free Hold Condo For Sale: Sea View Land for Sale: Ao Makham. 5.5 rai, B10 million per rai. Contact Siriporn 089 649 9939, email: siri_phuket@changrunner.com

43 Sq. Free hold. 1 balcony (Great view). 1 bed room. 1 living room. 2 air conditioners. Full furniture. Internet. Swimming pool. Gym.Automated door lock and key card. Call 080 040 9077.

For Sale Rawai Beach Special Twin Villa. 4 suites/studios, 4 bathrooms, pool, large terrace, small garden, living space 400 sqm. Include luxury furnishing 7.5 M House and Pool Bypass Rd: Very clean 5 bedroom,

3 bathroom house with 5 x 10 metre pool 10 minutes south of Central Festival, walking distance to Kajonkiet Bilingual School. To see: 083 301 3470, email: wpdrake@hotmail.com.

Price B8.5 mllion. SMS for info: 081 788 8280 Email: thewhitehousekata@gmail.com For Russian contact Oxana 080 529 0726 or Email: phuket.lux@gmail.com


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“Simply more than office rental” Seaview 1 BDRM New Condo Patong: Stunning seaview,

city view 1 bdrm condo on hill 500m from Patong beach. Fitness centre, roof top pool, security, car park, freehold. Only B4,400,000. Keith 084 628 3430, keithb025@gmail.com.

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Secure private hillside by Naiharn Beach. Quality furnished throughout. 3 big bedrooms, office, 4 baths, 230 sm plus carport etc. 1050 sm land. New condition. 15x4.6m pool. Freehold. Nice. 089 727 5407.

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Sea-View Contemporary Pool Villla: Located near Phuket

town. L and: 8 5 5 sq.m. H ouse: 650sq.m. Furnished. 3 beds, 2 offices, 2 staff quarters, 1 free room. 2 car parks. Price B54.9 mill.Tel: 081 895 3628 E-mail: jin_koy@ yahoo.com.

F O R S A L E - K ATA BEACH CENTRE 2 BEDROOMS LUXE APARTMENT 135 SQM. P R I C E B 7, 9 0 0 , 0 0 0 . LEASEHOLD. INFO: 084 843 8720. EMAIL; thewhitehouse kata@gmail.com.

Sea View Land for Sale:

Ao-Yon, 13.5 rai, chanode title.10m/ rai.Call Siri 089 649 9939, email: siri_phuket@changrunner.com.

1.5 Rai Private Land Cape Yamu: 1.5 Rai flat land at Cape

Yamu. 2 x 0.75 Rai adjoining plots. OrBorTor road access to quiet end of soi location. Sale direct from the owner. B3.75 Million per rai negotiable. Call 081 087 9237.

Cheapest Seaview land for Sale: Panorama view of sea view

golf course view mountain view land for sale. Near Mission Hills Golf course. 6 rai chanote title. B3 million per rai. 087 675 9555, email: pee_bang56@ hotmail.com.

Beaut i ful L and L aguna Cherngtalay: Chanote title, yel-

low zoned, save area. Nearly 4 rai, direct from owner. Subdivided in 6 plots each ca. 1,000sqm. ready to build. Only B6.75 million per rai. Call 081 367 7683, chanchira.panpaen@googlemail.com.

Furnished House for Sale Phuket Villa 5: 3 bedroom Rawai Beachfront Pool Villa for Rent/Sale: Rawai

Beach front pool villa for sale. 3 bedrooms, furnished. Contact Siriporn on 089 649 9939.

4 plots (3 connecting, 1 separate) 1km north of Airport, along the road to MaiKhao Beach. Sea view towards south east. NorSor3Gor. 4.5 Rai in total. B4 million per Rai. Contact owner: 081 893 6630.

SeaView near Airport:

Ocean Front Villa for Sale:

Patong Bangla Building for Sale: B28 million, Chanote, 4

floors 6m x 14m. 1st & 2nd tenanted. Flr 3-staff accom, bath, kitchen. Separate office with access to lower floor. 4th flr private Penthouse one bed. 087 881 7600.

Luxury brand new villa, fully furnished and ready to move in, 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms with infinity 10 metre long swimming pool and truly beautiful sea view. Located in a small development, only 50 metres from the sea and 3 mins from Ao Po Grand Marina. For sale B19.9 million or for long term rent B150,000 per month. Call 081 343 0777, email: montha_phuket@ yahoo.com.

furnished house near Kajonkiet School. Secure area, Cul De Sac. Nic e gardens, t wo bathrooms. B3.5M negotiable. Call 081 370 8114 (Thai) 087 889 3838 (Eng), email:davidgem98@hotmail.com. Lovely 6 bedroom/office.Inc: 2 bedroom SC disable flat. Pool, garden, garage, storage. Opp.Tesco in well established area. Priced to sell at B9,000,000. Call 081 270 4291. Email:thailandmls@gmail.com.

Condo At The Heights, Kata: Immaculate 2-bed foreign-

Rawai 6 Bedrooms:

Amazing 3 Bedroom Villa With Swimming Pool: Guarded

compound Kokyang Estate Phase II, 3 min to Nai Harn beach, modern interior design, garage, developed infrastructure. For more information: phuketbuyhouse.com/1644. Call Elena 084 305 0634.

freehold unit in award-winning project. 195 sqm, sea view, near gym & pool. Quality furnishing throughout. Designer kitchen with utility-store. phuket.pn@gmail.com.

3 - Bed House - Sale or Rent: Sun Palm Village, Chalong.

Lounge, dining kitchen, 3 beds and 2 baths. Private swimming pool and easily maintained grounds. All furniture with fitted kitchen included. Ideal for small family or as rental investment. Contact 081 273 7326, Email: keithmarshall747@gmail.com

2 Bed Thai Style House, Rawai: 110m2 Thai Style House, 2

Urgent 6.1 Rai Land for Sale: 6.1 rai (10,000sq metre). - 5

minutes to Naithon Beach. 10 minutes to Naiyang Beach. 10 minutes to Airport. 7 minutes to New Tesco Lotus. - Roadside land and Chanote title. Call 085 793 2718.

Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Living Room, Kitchen, Dining Room, Office/Study, Upstairs Balcony, Large Car Park, High Walls & Electric Security Gate. MUST SEE! See propertyforsalephuket.co.uk.

N i c e H o u s e + Po o l Fo r Sale: House with Pool for sale at

Land & House area 119 sqm. Sale for B13,000,000. Contact 086 036 3944 and 086 282 7457 Khun Touch.

Very Spacious European From Owner: Villa in peaceNai Harn / Rawai, Balinese Pool Villa, 2 years old, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, price reduced for quick sale. Please call our Agent 082 420 70 52 or send email to stayonphuket@yahoo.com.

Balinese Pool Villa:

Happy Home Apartment for sale: Nice apartment, fully

furnished at Rawai. The apar tment is set in a private compound with pool. It is located only 5 minutes from beach and convenient to Phuket Town. Only B15 million. Tel: 081 893 2165 www.happyho meapartmentphuket.webiz.co.th.

Reduced for Quick Sale: Allamanda (Laguna) Residences/Phuket Sale/Rent: One condo unit, half of a deluxe twin house, fully furnished and equipped, set direct on the picturesque lagoon with balcony right over it. 3 bedrooms each with shower/bathroom, roof terrace. Long term rent or sale. 090 487 8084, utaipan@yahoo.com.

Spac ious one bed room apar tment with ocean view, nor th of Patong. Floor area 96m2 internal and 72m2 terrace including water feature with sala and jacuz zi. Per fect bachelor pad with rental income. Email for info: bart duykers@mac.com.

For sale:

Studio condo at The Point near Lotus, Big C, Central. Fully furnished. Great views 6th floor. Cost B2.8M. Reduced to B2.25M. Call 087 889 3838 or 081 370 8114. Email: davidgem98@hotmail.com

Pool Villa for Sale Nai Harn:

Modern, open design villa with a large 9x3 metre pool, 2 floors, nice garden, car park and mountain views, 6 years young, 120 sqm floor, 2 bedrooms, chanote, located close to the centre & beach. Call 085 473 7812.

Land for Sale Cherngtalay: Beautiful 2,400sqm (1.5RAI) Chanote titled land plot in Pasak 8, located on the highest point of a gentle slope. Quiet and safe area. Only 8.5MB. Agents welcome. Phuketlandvilla@ hotmail.com, 089 875 9609.

Donsak Beachfront Land 3 Rai: 67 metres absolute beach

frontage, fully infrastructured, ready to build. Close to ferry going to Koh Samui. Chanote title. 4.5 MB for all. Email: nhoj0512@hotmail.com.

Royal Kamala Condo-Sale & Rent: In Kamala. Freehold 1, 2, 3 Bedroom apartment with kitchen, living room, balcony, swimming pool, fitness, security guard, parking. Ready to move. 085-368-3009, salesdirector@ royalkamala.com

Kamala 3 bed pool villa reduced: Expat owner must sell health reasons. Beautiful home, plot size 892sqm, B20 million. Additional plot 1,372sqm, price B3 million. Best buy in Kamala. No question! Call 0862695108, 0807447625 Thai.

ful place in Rawai. Large living area and terrace. 3 bedrooms, 4 aircon, 3 bathrooms, 1 guest toilet. Western kitchen, garage, laundry, beautiful garden, swimming pool. 612 sqm plot, chanote title. Price B9.5 million. Contact Tanya 083 506 8345, geta909@gmail.com.

Absolute Beachfront: Set on the beachfront, the ff villa offers uninterrupted sea and island views of the south east coast of Phuket. Situated between two 5 star resorts: Vijitt and EVASON near Laem Kanoi. 081 480 3834, http://www. facebook.com/Phuket.Beachfront.


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List your classified now at thephuketnews.com RPM Owner Direct Unique luxury condo 2 bed, 2 bath, 155sqm. Foreign FREE HOLD. Recent architect remodel. New Jacuzzi. Views to lake, mountain, marina, pool etc. Completely furnished to very high standard. Motivated owner leaving.

Reduced by 600,000B. ONLY 16.9MB.

Contact Brian (Owner) 089 054 4354, +632 906 435 7146, Alan 087 999 6174, bggvirgo@gmail.com. See RoyalPhuketMarinaCondos.com for complete details.

A spacious family home in Boat Lagoon. Modern contemporary style with 4+1 beds, 4 bathrooms. Large dining area, private swimming pool and fully furnished. Size 616 Sq.M. Call 076 238 948.

Modern Villa in Marina:

PROPERTY FOR SALE CONT.

Phuket Country Club Condos: 3 Only Luxury Contemporary

Condos, 1 per floor C/W lift. Located on the 15th fairway 275 M3 per floor total.Common Pool and Sundeck. Underground parking 1/unit, Floor 3 show unit complete Floors 1&2 are unfinished, waiting for owners choice of flooring and kitchens. Could still develop into one very large private home. Floors 1&2 could be offices star ting from B10 million. Or B32 million for project Partial financing available. Info contact 084 840 1262, north8east98@yahoo.com

Great Investment Opportunity: Completed show house and infrastructure seven further plots for development. 1.5km from Mission Hills Golf Club. Please call 087 888 1761 (Aom) for details.

Condominium for SALE in Patong: Freehold title, Studio type, Sales - down payment 250,000 B D Condo Mine Phuket Town by Sansiri. Finished in March 2014.Corner room on the 7th floor with nice view. 2 Bedrooms Call:089 159 3239.

Sales - D Condo Mine:

32 sqm. of the living area, Furnished, 1 Bathroom, Fitted kitchen with dining area, Swimming pool, Restaurant. Call 083 103 3801 (English and Thai).

Last 1 Studio of The Cleat condo (Phase 1) in Krabi Boat Lagoon, low-rise waterfront Condo built around the lagoon with Mangrove, Sea and Marina view and full facilities. Call +66(0)76 238 948.

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Located in Sai Yaun 9, at the back of Mangosteen hotel. Very good access , road, electric, water. Size approximately 30 by 70 metres. Chanote. Contact 087 897 0501. aleksa@thai-evagroup.com

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World Class Sea Views:

4 Bedroom British Colonial style house, Cape Yamu, Phuket. Amazing views spanning over 100km, as far as Krabi. Price reduced from B35 to B28 million. 086 279 6283, email: kdesmond59@yahoo.co.uk.

Patong; 50 sqm of the living area, sea-view /mountain view, furnished, Pool, 24hr security, for SALE B2.8M B3.3M. Contact +66 (0) 83 103 3801, 081 415 7774.

Mission Hills. One rai. Very quiet and private, close to all services, 10 min to school, airport, beach, golf, Tesco. B3.4M. 087 276 0529 for info.

Land for Sale: Urgent Sale: 6 rai Hilltop Land for sale, near Mission Hills golf club, was B4.2 million per rai now only B2.99 million per rai, full chanote, water/ elec. sea/mountain views. 087 978 5804 (Eng).

Apartment on Golf Course:

Prime Location 35M Lake Front: Fantastic views over the Chanote title at Cherng Talay / Pasak7 (Phuket - Surin Beach area) Phone 090 487 8084. Email: utaipan@yahoo.com.

Land Plot for Sale:

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lake and Loch Palm. Very quiet, secluded plot but with all facilities ready to go. 1551 sqm plot, freehold leasehold with full Chanote title. 081 273 6959.

Makes a good condo deal now. 1-bedroom, fully furnished, 67 sqm living area. Only B2.99 mil. Big swimming pool. Normal price B3.7 mil. Call 089 872 6895. Email: jospeder@live.no.

Amazing Sea View Penthouse: Panoramic sea view,

Golf View, Kathu. Tastefully renovated large (83m2) apar tment in Phuket Country Club. Golf view. 1 bed but easily converted to 2. Store, large Western kitchen and all furniture included. Ideal (holiday) home. Contact 081 273 7326, Email: keith marshall747@gmail.com.

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Land For Sale: Mission Hills. 3/4 of rai in small community, very quiet and private, close to all services, 10 min to school, airport, beach, golf, Tesco. Was B2.5M. 087 276 0529 for info.

mountain view and Big Buddha. 310 sq metre, 2 beds, 2 baths with option to convert in 3 beds. Contact: Izzy +66(0)86 278 8300 or izzy. serenitygroup@gmail.com.

Superb Ocean View Lux Penhouse: B148,000 per sqm, 288 sqm of heaven plunge pool, 3 bed, 4 bath overlooking perfect panoramic ocean views. Beach shops, fabulous restaurants, nightlife all a 3 minutes walk. B42,624,000. Contact: 088 761 4030 or imgphuket@gmail.com.

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B24,500,000. Deceased Estate Absolute waterfront. Occupying a stunning location on the east coast of Phuket this five-level villa has panoramic sea views from every level. Renovation work required. 085 793 2667. See exotiqproperty.com. Ref AB-V453, email: dmuir@exotiq.com.

Patong Loft Condo:

3 Bedroom Pool Villa, Rawai: 160m2 Private Pool Villa. 3 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom (3 En Suite), Kitchen, Dining Room, Living Room, Large Balconies & Terrace, Carport. Freehold, Chanote title. 2 minutes from beach! See proper tyforsalephuket.co.uk.

house. 3 large beds/4 baths. 250 Sqm. one office area and 2 balconies. One private birth for a boat up to 6 meters behind the house. freehold/leasehold. B9.9 million. Call 082 493 8526. Email: flakes010@hotmail.com.

2.5 rai (N.S.-3 K document) near Kathu waterfall. 2 houses, 1 small house & 2 pools, big garage. 3 way Entrance. B28 million. Call 081 893 0540, 076 385 775 email: anong540@hotmail.com.

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Opposite Wat Chalong on the way up to the hill, Chanote, ca. 36 m x 45 m, sophisticated hillside project, proratable, B8.5 mil direct to owner: 085 65 44 0 11 or 089 40 40 737.

7 rai with 185 metres of sea frontage. Water, electricity, road and boat access, located 800 metres from Yacht Haven marina, perfect site for small beach front development. For quick sale only B5 million per rai. Tel 081 343 0777 Email: montha_phuket@ yahoo.com.

Rawai Half Rai for Sale: Land plot 100 metres to Rawai Beach, about 850 sq.metre. Chanote title deed, private road with sewer, 3 phases electricity and wall around the land. Email: rawai.steen@gmail.com, call 080 530 6880.

A b so lu t e B e ac h Fro n t Land: Songkla district near new

deep sea port. 4.5 Rai divided into 7 Chanote plots. Reluctant sale. B4.9M the lot. Email: jmic chia@ yahoo.com or call 087 276 0529.

Ocean Front Land:

Ur g e n t 2 N ew A p a r tments For Sale: Because

of divorce URGENT RE-SALE 2 brand new apartments. Welcome real buyers No agents. Call on +66 (0) 87 269 2274, Chrismar.

Paklok Land Only B7,999/ Sqwah: Only B7,999/Sq wah at

Paklok, Chanote, Mountain View, 200m from main road, 11 km from monument and 4 km to Mission Hill. Interested or want a larger size? CALL 084 305 6667, email: mari sar1978@hotmail.com

Patong/Kalim sea view condo: Freehold, 2nd floor, corner unit, stunning sea view, pool, car park, security, best location, ca. 110sqm, 2 bedroom, German kitchen, all new, terrace, only a few metres to beach, B10.6 M 081 824 1385.

East Coast Sea View Land Beachfront land for sale:

2 rai absolute amazing beachfront, few min boat ride from Phuket, facing west to sunset and views of Phuket. B13 million per rai +66 (0) 86 278 8300 or izzy.serenitygroup@ gmail.com.

Patong Condo for Sale: My condo is ready for immediate sale located at Lotus Residence, a small 3-storey boutique condo of only 12 apartments total. It is located on a southern hillside above Patong Bay. Call 084 436 2540.

Total 1.5 rai (2,450sq metre) on gently sloping land with sea view of Phang Nga Bay.

Beautiful Beachfront Land:

Absolute beach front land only 4 to 5 hours from Phuket. Why pay 30-50 million baht per Rai when you can have the best from B1.1 to B2.9 Million Baht per Rai!!! Email: thailandmls@ gmail.com.

206.4 sqm, Chanote title in Phanason residence(next to Makro). 1 min to Central festival, 5 min to town. Call 084 061 4314, 076 393 965.

Land for sale:

2 separate Chanote titles each about 1,200 sq metres (4.5 and 5.5M), or will sell as one lot. Underground services. 081 273 7326, email: kmar74@hotmail.com.


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P.E. / Swim teacher wanted: Phuket International Kindergarden is looking for a experienced P.E. / Swimming teacher for our primary students. If you are certified in this field and Thai/ Philippine national please apply. Email: becky201077@gmail.com.

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of all payable account, prepare daily payment and monthly report, issuing invoice/tax receipt, do In/Out put VAT for Service department. Contact 076 273 319.

Design Studio - Admin Wanted: Design Studio looking for an ambitious and organised person to join our team. Successful applicant will help with general office administration and the planning of photography shoot. Applicant must have an excellent command of English. Email: photomorphic images@gmail.com.

Staffs wanted: 2 Thai nannies/ teachers. 1 Thai cook/cleaner. Must be able to speak English. Contact 084 442 3671.

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A s si st ant Sal e s M an ager: • Thai- Male/Female, 25-

35 years • Bachelor's Degree • 2 Years related sales experience • Good command of English • Good computer & communication skills • Own a car & driver license Salary + Commission + Benefits Send CV to : cj@searasports.com

JV Opportunity: JV Partner with a commercial focus sought for Phuket based company. New startup delivering a well-established world know building related system licensed exclusively for design, production and installation in Thailand. This is an exciting opportunity for the right partner: Chris on 081 956 2966 or Chrisnphuket@ gmail.com.

Sales Managers And Reps Wanted: Club Tropical Asia is

Sales Consultants Wanted: GB Automobiles is look-

Looking for people who love animals: and would like to do some volunteer work looking after sick, injured and homeless dogs in Thalang area. Contact: Sherin.peace@gmail.com

Class Act Media is southern Thailand's most comprehensive media company, incorporating Phuket’s leading English newspaper ‘The Phuket News’, Russian language newspaper 'Novosti Phuketa', Phuket’s leading English radio station ‘Live 89.5’, Phuket English TV 'Phuket News TV' and a a host of publications & services including ‘The Phuket Colouring book’ & ‘Phuket Ticket Master’.

Editor – The Phuket News Phuket’s leading English newspaper is seeking a section editor ● You will be one of three section editors, covering the areas of Film, Weird World, Technology and Sport ● The role involves a mix of writing original content, sourcing from agencies, liaising with freelancers, and working with graphic designers on page layout ● In addition to interviews and reviews, you’ll be expected to attend events on behalf of the company – these could variously be sporting, social, and advertising-related ● Applicants should have a minimum of three years’ editorial experience at magazines or newspapers ● The role is open to both Thai and foreign nationals Applications will only be accepted by email. Please send your resume, clippings and salary expectations to: Simon Ostheimer

Managing Editor, The Phuket News editor@classactmedia.co.th

Class Act Media Co., Ltd.

99/7 Moo 1 T. Kathu A. Kathu Phuket 83120 Tel: 076 612 550-2 ext 100 Fax: 076 612 553

Document Control Officer: Development Management Group Co., Ltd is searching for a Document Control Officer for our Patong Beach site. This administrative position controls documents and drawings for a construction site and is open for Thai Nationals only. Successful applicants will hold at least a vocational degree or certificate and have a minimum of 3 years of experience in office work. Need proven ability to use MS Office and good English communication skills. Knowledge of engineering or construction is a plus. Call 076 617 763, email: tum@dmg-thailand.com.

New Hot Yoga Studio In Bangtao: New hot yoga studio in Bangtao is looking to hire enthusiastic staff - come and join our happy and healthy environment! Thai English speaking receptionist with basic accounting skills (B20k basic per month) and a customer services assistant to operate the juice bar (B15k basic per month) are required. We are also looking to hire cleaners. Please send CVs with photos to peterantonioni@ gmail.com.

Class Act Media is southern Thailand's most comprehensive media company, incorporating Phuket’s leading English newspaper ‘The Phuket News’, Russian language newspaper 'Novosti Phuketa', Phuket’s leading English radio station ‘Live 89.5’, Phuket English TV 'Phuket News TV' and a a host of publications & services including ‘The Phuket Colouring book’ & ‘Phuket Ticket Master’.

Sales Support Qualifications:

● Experience in a sales environment, preferably in advertising sales in Thailand ● Thai with good English, written and spoken ● Good computer skills including all Microsoft programs, Basic graphic design

Responsibilities:

● Prepare proposals and sales contracts. ● Develop and maintain sales materials and current product knowledge. ● Establish and maintain current client and potential client relationships. ● Prepare paperwork to activate and maintain advertising services. ● Coordinate with company staff to accomplish the work required to close sales. ● Collection of artwork. ● Update company data base and online email server with updated and new contact details. ● Participate in marketing events such as seminars, trade shows, and networking events. ● Assist accounts with collection of payments, when required. ● Provide on-the-job training to new sales staff. ● Other duties as assigned.

Benefit:

Social security will be paid by company, Phone, Fuel, and Mon – Fri working (08.30 – 18.00) Interested candidates are invited to send application with full resume in English indicating qualifications, experience, expected salary with recent photo via email to hr@classactmedia.co.th or fax your resume to 076-612-553

Class Act Media Co., Ltd.

99/7 Moo 1 T. Kathu A. Kathu Phuket 83120 Tel: 076 612 550-2 ext 100 Fax: 076 612 553


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13 Metre Wooden Hull Cruiser: Cap. 17 PAX. Wooden hull, 3.5

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Fu l l y equipped 10m cruiser ready to sail away. Lots of gear & electronics. Sleeps 4. Volvo diesel. Aries windvane. Solar panels. Liferaft. GRP dinghy. ONLY B750,000. kmdelfina@yahoo. com.

meters W, draws 1.5 meters, diesel engine generates 123 KW. Perfect for fishing or day tours. Fitted w Fish Finder and GPS. Was B1,500,000 now only B500,000. Call 082 414 6931, email: phil@krabikonnect.com.

2 2 m . I n d o n e s i a n Pi n i s i Ketch: Licensed and registered in Thailand. She is in good condition and currently working as a snorkel and sunset tour boat. For sale or long-term rental. Price negotiable for quick sale. dragonheartthailand@gmail.com.

Kawasaki 750Sxi Jet Ski Pro: Stand up. Trick conversion kit, R&D ride plate, Race bars with finger throttle, Hydro-turf floor mat with foot-holds, Very reliable, fast, and great fun. Very good condition. B150,000. Contact: garysmith436@btinternet.com.

Need to sell my SAILBOAT 2 mast 17 meter (50 c.v. Yanmar engine) excellent condition Fully equipped located in Chalong/Phuket valuated price B12 million

Now for quick sale B5.5 million include dinghy Call French: 080 035 1626 English: 081 788 8280 Email: maurice.phuket@gmail.com

Bar for sale on Soi Bangla:

Luxury Yacht for Sale: For sale 2002 Bertram 510 Flybridge luxury yacht. Reduced to only USD675,000. Contact Marcus on marcus@leemarine.net.

Krabi Boat Lagoon: New marina sister of Phuket Boat Lagoon, ready to berthing now with marina charge 50% off and long term berth available. Well protect by sea condition and full facilities provided.Contact Khun Choo 086 281 0330.

Boat Sales and Charters: Want to build or charter your own boat to get out among Phukets many islands for fishing or pleasure? Then please contact the experts on 081 270 4291 or go to www. fishingboatingthailand.com.

Yacht sale 36-ft Searay:

A very good condition with bedding for 5, air-con, generator, kitchenette, BBQ grill, twin propulsion, Mercruiser 5.0L bravo III DTS, raymarine chartplotter, GPS and depth sounder. B4.5 million. Call 089 647 5204.

Charter Boat:

62ft Hatteras Style yacht, 35 + 4 crew, large upper deck includes website: www. char terboatsphuket.com, price B5,370,000 or best offer. email: eastcoastefi@aol.com or 087 889 8044.

Located mid-soi on Bangla, Patong Beach Contact now for best units & special offers on pre-sales. 3 years contract. Price starting B1.7million. Call 08 5887 7414

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

A Steal For A Quick Sale: 2007 Italian demo yacht Cranchi 47ft Hard Top. Fully loaded with Tropical air con, genset, Electrical winches, garage, roof, Raymarine Premium Navy, BBQ, Ice Maker, 3 Fridges, “Bose” Sound, Neon light, Twin 570HP with reliable shaft drive, under 300 hours, Brand New Condition. Euro385,000. Call: 089 971 0278, eddyelan@yahoo.com.

Speedboat for sale - Hull Only: Excellent condition, 12.18m Fiberglass Bowrider, 12mm thick hull, 600ltr fuel tank, 150ltr water tank, licensed for 25 passengers, storage area, manual head, 5 years old, B1.4 million o.n.o, contact 076 362 300 Ext.1801.

Sale New Boat SR-18 Finished: Only B280,000. Samran

2 Language & TEFL Schools: The schools are very

Marine. We are professional boat builders, factory located in Pattaya. This model is SR-18 fully finished. We can delivery to you place. “This price excludes engine”. Call 081 782 0921. Email: nungnapong@ hotmail.com.

successful due to the high de mand of people wishing to learn Engli sh as A sia devel o ps and plays a larger par t in world affairs every day. These 2 schools are lic ensed w it h t he M inist r y of Edu c at i o n an d t h e C h a - am branch also holds a TEFL license. As part of a franchise group, you will always have on-going support for sales and training. The selling price is calculated at 5 times the net profit and with sales growth averaging over 20% year on year, your breakeven point is within 4 years. As all truly profitable business there is no negative cash f l o w. C a l l 0 81 8 4 6 919 3 . S e e insightenglish-huahin.com.

6.5M RIB: New Hypalon tubing and blue cover. On a fiber glass V shaped hull. 240HP Mercury Giving comfortable cruise at 25-30Kts and 40 Kts Max Ideal for family day trips to beach skiing etc. 081 273 6959.

Sale New Boat SR-21 Finished: Only B330,000. Samran

Speed Boat For Sale:

Steppa Fiberglass 32 feet Flybridge two 200 hp Yamaha outboard engines. Ideal for diving and tours. B850,000. Call 081 8942124.

Marine. We are professional boat builders, factory located in Pattaya, This model is SR-21 fully finished. We can deliver to your place. “This price excludes engine.” Call 081 782 0921. Email: nungnapong@ hotmail.com.

Speed boat for sale! Now B290,000: 6 metre body Bayliner, 200 HP (EFI) Mercury engine, Yamaha 5 HP back up engine. Blue book. Including: trailer, 2 anchors, and cover, Garmin deep sounder and fish finder brand new. Call 081 477 5637 THAI; 086 283 0082 ENG, RUS.

Boutique Guesthouse & Bar: Boutique Guesthouse, Bar / Restaurant business for sale. Fully equipped rooms and bar, website and facebook page established. Well situated only three minutes walk from both Kamala beach and main road with all their amenities. B1,500,000. Contact: 084 442 7015.

40FT Steel Cutter Sloop:

KOH LIPE Dive Center for sale: URGENT SALE Speedboat

Ready to cruise. Centrecockpit. Safe, strong German design. New Sails, 44HP Yanmar Engine, 6 Berths, solar, wind generator, BBQ, dinghy&outboard. AUD$110K. 085 378 0498, yacht.antaia@gmail. com.

Yamaha 200HP4s, Coltri Sub compressor, Nitrox system, 16 BCD, 11 regulators, 32 tanks, website, renewed TAT, buildings, 5 rooms for rent. Asking price 120,000 USD. 084 399 8978.

Guest house & Business: For sale / rent long term. 400 sq m. (N.S.-3 K document) next to Swissotel Kamala. 500 m from Kamala beach. B32 million. Call 081 893 0540, 076 385 775 email: anong540@hotmail.com.


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PHUKET ICON BUSINESS FOR SALE

BUY & SELL IN PHUKET COMPANY FOR SALE

PHUKET INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS COMPANY FOR SALE … ICES CO LTD ERSAL SERV IV N ORLD U W T E E H K T U PH N WITH IO T C E N N O HT C PANDS YOUR FREIG S PHUKET EX A G IN W O R G

PHUKET, THAILAND SELF STORAGE, POTRA COM, PRE-FAB 470,000 USD

Restaurant / Guesthouse: Established restaurant covering two shop houses with private terrace and owners apartment or 8 room guesthouse. Freehold (no lease/rent). Includes all equipment and newly renovated kitchen. Contact for details. Projected ROI 4 years. Call 081 956 3166.

WWW.SAFEWAYASIA.COM

 20 YEAR PROFITABLE OPERATION  50 MB PLUS TURNOVER 2012 CALANDAR YEAR

+66 81 892 4804, gordon_asia@hotmail.com

www.phukettransport.com CONTACT PETER: peterb@interglobalau.com PHONE: 0848433492

BUSINESS SERVICES

Patong Massage Shop For Sale: Cosy renovated shop. Shop

is located inside a hotel on a busy street directly leading to Patong Beach. Business from hotel customers as well as from many tourists going to/from Patong Beach. Email: chumpo26@hotmail.com.

Restaurant/Pub: For sale in Bang Tao Beach Road. Get 10 year contract, great location 50m from Best Western Hotel & Beach. Full furniture and equipment. Price B2.5 million. Call 087 893 8590, Email: somtom_landandhouse@yahoo.de

Pa t o n g N ew H o t e l f o r Longterm Lease: 40 rooms URGENT Boutigue Hotel for Lease: A small boutigue Patong Beach hotel offer for long term lease. Location: Patong beach front ocean panoramic view. 18 rooms, aircon. internet, cable TV, telephone, safe, full furnished. Contact: 076 342 197-8, K.Thanin,K.Tum.

Business for sale

Restaurant/Guesthouse for sale: Located in Kamala. 40

metres to the beach. 10 rooms with full furnishings. Restaurant 54 seat. Price B8 million. For more information call 081 396 0033.

5 In 1 Business For Sale:

Good location, 1 1/4 Rai. 1) Jungle bar, 3 TVs, 2 pool tables, seating: 65 pax, parking: 15-16 vehicles, good business. 2) Beauty salon: fully equipped. 3) Massage pallor. 4) Restaurant. 5) Indoor pub: fully equipped, stage, seating: 70 pax. Lease for 8 years+6 months left on lease. Sale: 5.7 MB. Negotiable! Contact: five.business@yahoo. com, 091 654 1720, 087 892 6204, (Russian) 085 709 9191 (Thai) (English) 091 654 1720.

Sale Bar, Hotel + 1 Shop Rawai Beach: Land plot 700 sq

metre+building+10 bed+10 bath+2 restaurants. Newly renovated. Private financing by owner. Down B2 million + 13 yearly payment of 1MB. Own forever title land. 100 metres to Rawai landing pier. 084 242 8914, rawai4@ yahoo.com.

2 Business For Sale: Good location, Rawai Area -1) Restaurant – 40 pax - leased out 2) Indoor pub: fully equipped, disco - stage, seating:70 pax. Lease - 8 years+6 months left on lease.Sale:2.9 MB Negotiable. 087 892 6204, 087 244 1322, 091 654 1720.

bar for sale in Soi Bel Air. Wally Bar, all stock, T.V. sound system, beer boxes and fridges included in sale, rent, only B10,000 monthly. Only B600,000 ono. 086 725 0771.

Wana Park on Srisoonthor n Rd. Phuket ’s quality tile boutique. Tiles for interior, exterior, residential, commercial. Contact 076 620 168 or 081 424 2828. Email info@ tile-asia.com.

Honda CR-V for Sale: Honda CR-V top model year 2010 for sale, engine 2400cc, 4WD White colour, black leather interior, one owner used only 43280km, very excellent condition. Contact Cat: Tel 084 744 4304 for info.

Farang Food Paradise:

Your specialist of imported food and drinks in Phuket. Visit our shop at the Billion Plaza, opposite Tesco Lotus. Contact: 076 612 733, 076 248 900 or visit: www.phuketfood.com..

Sport Club for Sale by Owner: Set on 4 rai land with

CARS FOR SALE

Toyota Vios For Sale: 2007 lady owner perfect condition B359,000. Tel 081 125 1873, gordon_asia@hotmail. com.

Isuzu Dmax 2006, 105,000km, one owner, 4x2, silver automatic, double cab, good condition. Contact 087 079 0650 or 080 073 5371.

Isuzu Dmax:

For further info email samos1941@gmail.com.

25 year lease for sale. Well situated in fast developing and sought after area close to Laguna. Some fixed rent applies. Contact 087 884 0644 for more info.

Bar for sale: Very Busy Mushroom

full chanote title. Include tennis court, volleyball court, fishing lake, game room, restaurant and bar and separate guest bungalow for sale or long term lease. Call +66 81 569 6026, +61 498 248 656 (English & Thai) Email:patbittersweet@gmail. com. See www.phuketsport.com.

Business only or business and property. Est 2003. Repeat business from big data base, non-tourist related soft furnising manufacturing and retail business. Genuine enquires only, no tyre kickers.

2 Rai, Cherngtalay:

with full furnished, TV, fridge, aircon, hot water, swimming pool, restaurant and spa. Located in Soi Nanai villa. Contact 086 300 9406.

Tile I t: Thalang.

Cement Production Plant:

Ready Mixed Concrete Company’s factory. 446.92 Horse power. Output of workers in the production of 22 people per day at an average yield of about 100 Q/Day (B1,800/Q) average revenue per day for about B180,000. Manufacture of ready-mixed concrete. Can continue immediately. Just buy a cement truck then start delivery. Ready water source to be used for production. Address: Moo. 4 T. Maikhao Thalang Dist. Phuket 83110. Land Size: 20 rai 2 Ngan and 56 talang wah. Price: B130 Million. Contact: Mr. Lee, mobile: 081 803 7189.

3 Business For Sale: Good location, Rawai Area. 1) Big Bar, 3 TVs, 2 pool tables, seating: 60 pax, parking: 10 vehicles, good business. 2) Massage parlor – leased out 3) Beauty salon: fully equipped. Lease 8 years+6 months left on lease - Have owned business for 8 years - Sale: 2.9 MB. Negotiable! 087 892 6204, 091 654 1720.

G u e s t h o u se Ca f e B a r Karon Beach: Easily managed profitable business lease 5.2M. Fully refurbished, 6 year contract(fully pre-paid). Low rent. Busy Soi 2minutes from the beach. 5 beautiful en-suite rooms. Sports bar, fully fitted kitchen and restaurant area. Account available. Call 081 891 9461 / livingroom-phuket.com.

H o n d a C R- V 2 0 0 2 / G o l d 64,000 Km: Used cars -Honda

CR-V 2.0E (i-VTEC) with clean condition and no terrible accident. Top and full option with complete book service and manual. Year:2002,Engine Size: 2000 cc.,Fuel: Petrol.081 818 9696.

Mercedes E220 For Sale:

Mercedes E220 Year 1995 for urgent sale, great condition, always ser viced on time, drives like a dream. Price: B370,000 negotiable. Contact: Mr. Lee on 081 803 7189.


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List your classified now at thephuketnews.com CHILDREN’S CLUB Family sports and leisure club. Swimming/golf/ playcentre/ gaming arcade. Contact 076 203 185, 087 882 5544. See funstartphuket. com.

Nissan NV 1.6 Pick up:

Commuter Van For Sale:

2012 Toyota Commuter Van – Low mileage 13,500 Kilo Meter. Loaded, leather seats, Back Up camera, Video System. Only B900,000. Contact via email: martin@phuketfish boat.com.

CHILDCARE

ers Wanted. Tel: 081 577 8443, email: phuketcon nection@yahoo.com Motorbike Trailer with Tow bar: Professionally built motorbike trailer, with tow bar and coupling. Cost B45,000 to build, will sell for B25,000. Ideal for dog caring or shopping. Very stable. Please ring

MOVING & STORAGE Phuket’s oldest international childcare facility. High-quality, time-proven schedule and curriculum. Now in brand-new purpose-built school. Experienced native English teachers to teach ages 1 1/2-8. Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. Bus service available from Patong, Karon, Kata, Phuket, Rawai and Chalong. Tel: 076 384 638, 080 624 7060. Website: www.budsphuket.com.

PET HOSPITAL

Backgammon: Play-

FunStart:

Had car for 6 years, no problems, excellent condition engine, body, automatic, overnight lock, very good ride. B150,000. Pure Honda rotary mower, like new. Call English 082 516 8717, Thai 086 079 0890.

Chaofah Pet Hospital: 8/28–29 Moo 9, Chaofah East Road. Contact 076 283 365.

POOL TABLES

Looking for a VISA Service? Visa to China, India or Shenzen & no need to fly to Bangkok. Check all procedures by email to jryjariya@ gmail.com or contact 080 887 4431.

PET ADOPTION SOVEREIGN “Miami Silver” American Pool Table: Call us about Special Discount

Buds Nursery:

Nissan NV 1.6 Pick Up, 2006:

My name is Tida, only the other day my owner told me to find a new home that she had enough of me and I’m too old or she will put me outside, can you believe that after 3 years of faithful service I took her wherever she wanted to go and never never let her down once.

One hand, private. Only 96,000 km. Looks like new. The car is totally revised for B100,000. Fast and agile. B220,000. Contact Yupin English and Thai: 081 817 4805.

Hi Every One:

Now I’m looking for new owner, she must be nice to me, please buy me as I don’t want to sleep outside. I’m still very young, only just over 3 years old, I have big heart and strong legs as I not travel much. I’m fully automatic and come with all trimmings. B430,000, first class insurance for 1 year + register for 1 year. Please don’t call her, call my friend John 087 276 0529 if you want to see me.

CLUBS & MEMBERSHIPS Phuket Country Club Membership: Lifetime full family mem-

bership (man, wife and limitless kids) at Phuket Country Club. Seller leaving Phuket hence only B570,000 ono. Transfer fees and this years subscription included. Call 081 273 7326.

or Low season Rent Rate for Coinoperated Bar table or Profit sharing at PATANAKARN BILLIARDS Phuket Showroom Opening. Call 081 171 2121, 076 521 211.

We Sell Boxes & Moving Supplies: At MY STORAGE Self

Storage you can buy quality moving and packing supplies like individual boxes, bubble wrap, packing tapes & knives plus secure padlocks. We also help you to move and store. Call 076 292 909.

PERSONAL SERVICES

Toyota Hilux VIGO 4 x4 Auto:

Toyota Hilux VIGO, 4 door, 4x4, 3.0 Diesel, model 2007, mileage 87,000 km only, first owner, all service by Toyota, new tires, beige interior, Alpha Canopy/front Bull bar. Call 086 943 8989 Chalong.

membership for sale! Excellent saving! B89,500 Call 084 052 2277.

Per fect condition, 20 0 6, manual, 17,500 km, 218 hp supercharged, high end hifi, Recaro seats, Book Service, Ultimate Mini. Collectors item. B1.6m, 089 866 3756 (Eng/Th) frankdreist@ hotmail.com.

user-friendly car, carefully used for last 3 years. Good condition with some wears. Clean interior, good car audio, fresh tires. Best choice for young family. Honda serviced only. Price B218,000. Call 083 102 0070.

Singapore Club Phuket: Calling all Singaporeans in Phuket to join Singapore Club Phuket. Contact Robin on 081 803 7189.

COOKING CLASS Cooking and baking classes have never been more fun using our topclass professional facilities. With complimentary transport from around the island, head to the best Masterchef kitchen on the island. Learn the tricks of the trade from international award winning Chef, Lionel Raiffort. Learn how to cook, from Thai & European cuisines, to the art of baking. Get involved and make a day of it, groups are welcome. For more information, visit www.phuket-cooking-academy. com or call 081 821 4064.

Online health food in Thailand. Good karma, all natural, healthy, and organic products. Please contact 082 276 1675, w w w.good karmathailand.com.

Health Food:

Lady & Yam-Lai are abandoned and in desperate need of a loving home. Mum 1.5 years & Puppy 4 Months old female. I have boarded them at Surin Beach Pet Hospital.

Why buy a pet?: Soi Dog Foundation have over 300 beautiful dogs and puppies available for adoption. Fully vaccinated and sterilised. Contact 085 574 4258 or email: cindy@soidog.org.

Phuket Cooking Academy:

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS FOR SALE

Kite Surf Equipment for Sale: 2 new boards, never used.

Mum & Puppy Need a Home

2 Kites, used 2-3 times. New price was more then 200,000 Baht. Sell altogether for 100,000 Baht. For single items please call: 086 747 9292 (English) or 081 970 520.

For Sale, "Mirage" ocean kayak, 6 meters, Kevla hull, electric pump and all the gear, near new. 081 958 6754, johnhideaway @hotmail.com

Ocean Kayak For Sale:

Wonderful with other dogs and great with children. Beautiful loving well mannered girls. They can go together or separately. Call 081 271 3211, email: sonyaklapko@yahoo. com.

Buyer pays for transfer. 083 388 5566. Email borst.jg@gmail.com

HONDA CIT Y '03 1.5AT, 118XXXkm: Very reliable and

SPORTING GOODS & EXERCISE

But this is not a long term solution and the dogs can not just be put out on the street as they need an owner. They are both the most beautiful girls who want nothing more than you to love them.

Blue Canyon Golf Membership: Blue Canyon Golf Lifetime

Golf M emb er ship for Sale: Loch Palm 500,000 Baht.

Mini Cooper S JCW GP for sale: Only 2000 made worldwide.

FRIDAY, JULY 5, 2013

Custom Trek MTB HardTail: Trek 8 Series Alu Frame,

20.5 inch (180 cm+) pimped in white. Fuji/ XT/ Deore drive train. XT SIS disk Brakes, Custom Alex/ Veulta wheels, Sock Shox SID Team front shox. SuperFly bike. Call 081 737 0722.

7th Floor Suites (Hotel) Building For Sale

Lose Weight Feel Great!:

Organic, Delicious, Nutritious Fruit & Vegetable Juice Detox programs from 5,000 baht Delivered To Your Door. www.weightwatchdetox.com, call now to get 10% discount! 084 100 6274. Email: sales@weight watchdetox.com

Kata Beach Center 9 apar tments and a 300 sqm Penthouse on the roof plus fully equipped restaurant and pool with terrace are free of rent and now available. Price total 38 million Baht (9.50.000.euro) include chanote and Thai company. For serious interest email: thewhitehousekata@gmail.com for RUSSIAN; Ms. Oxana Email: phuket.lux@gmail.com

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A NEW HOME

Several rescued dogs, cute, cuddly & groomed ready to be loved. For more photos visit ww.doggieheaven.net Or contact: Sherin.peace@gmail.com ***Vaccinated & sterilised


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huket Condos & Homes pulled away from the pack at the top of Division 1 after their main rivals lost points in last week’s round. The competition for the top of Division 2 remains tight, while Daohang FC continue their unstoppable run in Division 3. Division 1 Seduction v Irish Times: 4–4 This was a must-win match for newly promoted teams Irish Times and Seduction, who both had yet to score a victory this season. Irish Times took an early lead and looked like the stronger side before half-time. But Seduction came back after the break, pulling back a few goals to make the score a 4-all draw. Shakers FC v Joy Dive FC: 2 – 1 Favourites Joy Dive went up against Shakers FC in this very intense and physical game, and looked like they were on the path to victory early on. But Shakers put in a tremendous effort and were rewarded by pulling back two goals for a surprise win. Great Bangkok v Phuket Condos & Homes: 1 – 6 It seems nothing can stop Phuket Condos & Homes. This time, second placed Great Bangkok made an effort, but PC&H nailed six goals for a 6-1 victory. Division 2 Sovrana Lounge Bar v

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Big Apple & Pita: 2 – 6 Big Apple & Pita continued their climb up the Division 2 table with this 6-2 win against Sovrana (formerly Fruit Ninjas).

Hitting the road

Phuket Serenity Villas v Mr Moo: 2 – 5 Mr Moo grabbed their first win of the season in style against the normally solid Phuket Serenity Villas.

SURF SPOT

9th Floor v KTM Phuket: 3–4 KTM Phuket moved up to third place on the Division 2 table with a narrow win against struggling 9th Floor. Rose United v Gang Junior: 3 – 4 Rose United suffered their first loss of the season against a skillful Gang Junior side. Division 3 Banana FC v Nong Ice FC: 4 – 5 Nong Ice FC made an impressive comeback from four goals down to win the game against Banana.

Tim Campbell editor@classactmedia.co.th

Phuket Super Six League Division 1

Team

MP

W

D

L

F

GD

Pts

1

Phuket Condos & Homes

6

5

0

1

39

29

15

2

Great Bangkok

6

3

1

2

19

1

10

3

Joy Dive FC

5

3

0

2

19

4

9

4

TT Boys

5

3

0

2

18

-2

9

5

Pita Bar Phuketeers

4

2

1

1

10

-1

7

6

Shakers FC

6

2

1

3

15

-5

7

7

Irish Times

6

1

1

4

13

-13

4

8

Seduction

6

0

2

4

13

-13

2

Division 2

MP

W

D

L

F

GD

Pts

1

Rose United

6

4

1

1

26

8

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IT’S MORNING AND THE ecstasy of excitement has woken me before my alarm. A quick mental run through of the checklist: car, surfboards, friends, money, and toothbrush – we’re all set to go. Throw down a quick coffee and tie down the boards. We are on the road. A debate rises of what we will find at our final destination, but one thing is for sure, the energy of anticipation coming from all those in the car can only be described as frothing! We arrive with a sigh of relief and all heads are out the window peering at the big blue. Now lets back-track a bit: why would I want to travel afar to find waves when I already live near a beach? You know that feeling when you have booked your holiday, bragged to your friends that you are taking off to enjoy the good life while they stay in the office and play solitaire, that feeling of being set free from deadlines and routine. Well that’s starting to get

close to the feeling of knowing you are about to surf waves in a location other than what you’re used to. There is something special about the adventure of exploring new territory and the potential of scoring some unbelievable waves with your great friends. That daydream of riding a wave so perfect, life just stands still. It’s not just the waves, it’s the whole adventure: the camaraderie of your mates, the laughs, the memories. It’s about doing something zestful and discovering the newness of what else is out there. A surf trip can be down to another beach, across country, or two planes, a boat and a camel ride away. It’s not so mucw h the destination that is the highlight of the trip, it’s the odyssey of getting there. So what are you waiting for? Call the boss, take that outstanding holiday leave, and treat yourself. It’s now surf camp time in Phuket, so if the family is looking for something educational and fun that’s right on your doorstep, contact info@ skylaphuket.com for more information. Surf’s up Phuket! Tim Campbell

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wo Thai teenagers are on their way to train with top German team FC Bayern Munich after being selected at a football training camp in Phuket last week. Sutthirak Chantharuphan, from Bangkok Christian College, and Taninrat Ruengsophonhirun, from Pathumwilai School in Pathum Thani, will join teenagers from all over the world at the prestigious Allianz Junior Football Camp (AJFC) in Munich, Germany next month. They were among 46 teenagers from seven countries who took part in an Asia preselection camp for the AJFC training programme, held at the British International

Sutthirak (left) and Taninrat with their selection certificates. School Phuket in Koh Kaew last weekend Coaching staff from Phuket Soccer Schools assisted FC Bayern Academy coach and scout Timon Pauls at BISP with the intensive training programme. PSS head coach Martin Hill said the players went through drills including shooting under pressure and passing

in tight spaces, followed by a tournament of six-a-side training matches. “It was a truly unforgettable experience for this multicultural group, as all the boys and girls got to witness the beauty of Phuket and share the common goal of ‘football for life,” Mr Hill said. The two winners from the Asia pre-selection camp in

Phuket are among 25 young footballers from Asia who will travel to Munich for next month’s camp. “It is a great experience for these very passionate teenagers,” said FC Bayern scout Timon Pauls, who led the pre-selection camp at the BISP. “Besides intensive training sessions, they are also given the insights into the structure and philosophy of the FC Bayern Academy. Even if I am used to working in a very international environment at Bayern, for me it is not an everyday experience to practice with 41 youngsters from seven different countries.” Founded in 2009, the AJFC is now in its fifth year. The programme aims to bring youngsters together to develop their football skills, help them explore foreign cultures, and gain friends for life. The first AJFC at Bayern Munich trained 34 teenagers from nine different countries. Last year 75 teenagers from 25 countries attended the camp, chosen from a field of more than 60,000 applications from around the world. The AJFC features six days of football at the FC Bayern training ground on Säbener Straße in Munich. The AJFC also includes the chance to watch Bayern play in the Bundesliga opener and d meet international footballing superstars like Bastian Schweinsteiger, Phillip Lahm, Javi Martinez, Thomas Müller and Manuel Neuer.

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Twenty20 cricket returns to ACG CRICKET THE OUTRIGGER T20 cricket league gets underway at the Alan Cooke Ground (ACG) in Thalang district on Sunday, July 7 with the opening match between the Island Cricket Club (ICC) and Village, followed by a match between Laguna and Patong. A Phuket Cricket Group Youth Academy team is also taking part in the competition, and play their first match the following Sunday, July 14, against the ICC. The Outrigger T20 league will continue each Sunday at the Alan Cooke Ground until the end of September, and spectators are welcome at the excellent ACG pavillion during the games. The Twenty20 (T20) format gives each team a single batting innings of 20 overs, which is said to result in more athletic cricketing action and demand higher levels of fitness from the players. Each match lasts about three hours, and so the Outrigger league features two T20 games on each day of play. Last year the Outrigger T20 league was won by Laguna, who defeated the ICC in the finals. Laguna also topped the 35-over Jones League Lasalle league at

the ACG that finished up in May, so they’ll be the team to beat in the T20 competition. In other local cricket news, the Phuket Cricket Group held its annual general meeting last month, which saw Chairman Mark Ashman, Secretary Stuart Reading, Treasurer Simon Samaan and Member’s Representative John Whetton re-elected to their posts for a further year. In a statement to members, Mr Ashman hailed the successful T20 and 35-over competitions, which he said had seen an improved standard of play this year. He also commented on the success of the PCG’s Youth Academy cricket programme, which has included regular training sessions at the ACG and mobile cricket coaching clinics visiting Phuket schools. Mr Ashman said the PCG had now taken over the management of the ACG, thanks to the generosity of Mr Alan Cooke MBE, and were completing the details of a threeyear rolling lease on the grounds. He also said that the new electronic scoreboard for the ACG has been ordered and was on “a slow boat from the UK”, with delivery expected in about six weeks.


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Korat deliver defeat to Phuket FOOTBALL

Thai Division 1 Team

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huket FC went into their Yamaha League One match against Nakhon Ratchasima FC on Saturday (June 29) with high spirits after a midweek win against Thai Premier League team Ratchaburi. But the game ended in disappointment for Phuket, with their first home loss of the season. The Islanders were in fifth place on the league table going into the game against Korat’s Swat Cats, who were just one behind them in sixth place. The home side welcomed the Cats to town with an early series of attacks. Dudu tried a free kick from just outside the Korat penalty area, but the shot curved outside the post. Malek Yawahab responded with a shot at the Phuket goal from a narrow-angle that went wide of its target A free kick by Phuket’s Geoff rey Dou meng was headed towards the goal by Watcharapong Jan-ngam – playing his last game before he leaves to join Samut Songkram FC next week – but the Cats’ keeper Munze Ulrich saved

the shot. Nakhon Ratchasima attacked with a short passing game, trying to push straight through the middle of the Phuket defence. The Swat Cats were awarded several free kicks, which left Phuket in a daze before they regrouped. Phuket were given a free kick after 25 minutes, but a promising ball didn’t quite reach Phuket’s Nene Bi Tra Sylvestre before it was stopped by the goalkeeper. Unable to pass their way forward, Phuket returned to their old tactic of sending long balls up to Dudu, but Korat’s centre back Satoshi Nagano stood in the Brazilian’s way. The Cats almost scored in the last few minutes of the first half, when Malek took a tight

shot near the goal line. Nene Bi raced to clear it, only for the ball to bounce to a Korat player, who fired it back in. Neni Bi then saved Phuket again, this time with a huge clearance. Phuket’s Watcharapong had a golden opportunity just before the half-time whistle but the shot was tipped away before bouncing to Dudu – who was marked by three men as soon as he got near the ball, denying him a shot on goal. The second half was more contentious as both teams were under tremendous pressure to win. Phuket still had to depend on free kicks as they couldn’t play the way they wanted to, and keeper Adisak Duangsri worked hard against continuous waves of Swat Cat attacks. Phuket tried to expand its

Mid-season gloom for Islanders FOOTBALL Kazira Hans editor@classactmedia.co.th

PHUK ET FC’S GAME against Nakhon Ratchasima on Saturday wrapped up the first half of the 2013 season – but the first home loss of the year for the Islanders left them in sixth place in Yamaha League 1, and three points shy of the top three places, their target set at the start of the season. There’s no way to put it mildly: for a team with such resources and support as Phuket FC, this is a failure. The team has had just six wins in 17 games, and they’ve struggled for a win every time. I can’t recall a single game this season where they won with flying colours. Some have said in their defence that the 17 teams in this season’s League 1 are almost at the same level, with no strong or weak teams, which means none of the games will be easy. Others say that in football, anything can happen, and it’s only normal to win some and lose some.

But no, this is not normal. A football team doesn’t make it to the top by “winning some” – a team makes it to the top by winning often. I wrote earlier this year that if Phuket FC wants a spot in the Thai Premier League in 2014, they will have stay on top of the league for the entire season, and not just play catch-up. With the Islanders now in sixth place, and 17 games remaining in the season, Phuket will have to start winning often just to stay in contention. Their next game, tomorrow (July 6) against BBCU FC at Surakul Stadium, will be the next chance the players have to prove themselves. BBCU have 25 points, with six wins, seven draws and four losses, almost identical to Phuket FC’s six wins, seven draws and three losses, with one less game played. The winners will have more room to breath, while the losers will shoulder more burden going into the next game. It goes without saying, but this game is very important. To aid in their promotion push, Phuket FC have added

new players to their squad. In particular, the arrival of striker Sukree E-tae from Chonburi FC might help Dudu, who used to be the sole striker but hasn’t been able to play to his full potential, finding himself closely marked in every game. With a strong defense, which fans dub the “Super Big 4”, the challenge for the coach and the team is to work on connecting the midfield and forwards, and promote more attacking play – not just long balls. BBCU have a strong squad. They have the experience of Moussa Silla, and the speed of Bouba Abbo combined with his 188 cm height – Nene Bi and Sato might have to use their heads more than ever. BBCU’s strength is their ground game where they control the tempo with smooth, passing moves, but Pichet Inbang’s direct free kicks can be deadly as well. Phuket will have to learn from their last home game to not let them get too close to strike. They also need to learn a winning mentality – before it’s too late.

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Phuket FC

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Nakhon Pathom United

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Saraburi FC

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Ayutthaya FC

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Khon Kaen FC

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Krabi FC

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Sri Racha FC

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Siam Navy

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Rayong FC

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attacks down the wings, while Korat continued to play down the middle, with attacking midfielder Sarach Yooyen switching from left to right and trying to draw Phuket’s defense with him. After 10 minutes of the second half, Phuket’s Chana Sonwiset was injured by a hard tackle, and Narakorn Wisetthanakarn was sent on in his place. A short time later, Korat’s Yooyen took a free kick near Phuket’s corner. As the kick

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curled towards the near post, the Cats’ Yusuke Kato lept up and headed it into the goal before Adisak could reached it – putting Korat ahead by one goal and delighting the small group of Nakhon Ratchasima fans who’d made the journey down to Surakul Stadium. Coach Paniphol Kerdyaem’s decision to pull out Nene Bi and send on Giorgi Tsimakuridze had many Phuket fans scratching their heads – since Nene Bi might have a chance of scoring if he was left on. Phuket’s Ko-

rnprom Jaroonpong also came off and Assawin Boonmun sent on as attacking midfielder, a change from his usual post of defensive sweeper. The cheering of Phuket fans in the last minutes of the match echoed around Surakul Stadium and the Phuket FC players finally began to move their game forward. But despite some late shots from Dudu, which were denied by keeper Ulrich, Phuket were unable to regain possession from the Swat Cats, who passed the ball around almost leisurely, wasting the remaining time and denying Phuket a chance on goal. After five minutes of additional time, the referee’s whistle signaled the end of the game and marked Phuket FC’s first home loss of the 2013 season. The result saw the Islanders slip to sixth place, while Nakhon Ratchasima advanced to fifth place. Phuket FC’s next game will be at Surakul Stadium tomorrow (Saturday, July 6.) The Phuket News is the official media partner fo r Ph u ke t FC , a n d publishes the Match Guide available at each home game for FREE.


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TOP TIPSTER Phuket-based football fanatic Karl Ward, who competed under the alias suncat100, won The

Phuket News Premier League predictions competition last month. He picked up his prize this week – a new Honda Scoopy-i scooter, courtesy of AP Honda. Mr Ward, who runs Phuket’s Super Six soccer league and the phuketfootball.com website, took an early lead in the competition and managed to stay ahead until the end of the season, despite a dedicated fight by a pack of contenders. His secret? “Put in a lot of draws”, he says.

irelli is to strengthen its tyres for the German Grand Prix after a series of dangerous blow-outs at Silverstone led to calls for urgent action. Safety concerns were expressed after Sunday’s British Grand Prix when Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes, Jean-Eric Vergne of Toro Rosso and Sergio Perez of McLaren all suffered blow-outs. In response, Pirelli said they would make the rear tyres’ internal belt with the high-strength synthetic fibre Kevlar instead of the usual steel to reduce temperatures and the risk of punctures. Formula One teams, Pirelli and motorsport’s world governing body, the International Automobile Federation (FIA), will meet to discuss the matter

at Nurburgring on Wednesday. In a statement, Pirelli said that after “exhaustive analysis” they had concluded the blow-outs at Silverstone were caused by a number of factors, including: • Rear tyres that were mounted the wrong way round: in other words, the right hand tyre being placed where the left hand one should be and vice versa, on the cars that suffered failures. • inexact tyre pressures • The use of extreme camber angles on the circuit • aggressive kerbing on fast corners. Pirelli also insisted in their statement: “...the 2013 tyre range does not compromise driver safety in any way if used in the correct manner, and that it meets all the safety standards requested by the FIA.” AFP

Froome happy to be out of yellow CYCLING TOU R DE FR A NCE favourite Chris Froome and the man tipped to be his closest challenger, Alberto Contador, both declared themselves satisfied with their performances in this week’s fourth-stage team time-trial around Nice, but it was a bad day at the office for another leading contender in Cadel Evans. The short and flat 25-kilometre ride around the city was won by the Orica-

GreenEdge team, allowing third-stage winner Simon Gerrans to seize the yellow jersey. Team Sky were thirdquickest on the day, leaving Froome just three seconds off the pace as the Tour begins

to move along the Mediterranean coast towards the Pyrenees. It looked at one stage as though Sky might sneak ahead of the Omega PharmaQuick Step team of Mark Cavendish before both were outdone by Orica, but the Kenyan-born Froome is not entirely comfortable being in the limelight. “If we had taken yellow it would have been by just a few seconds and it would have meant that we would have to be on the front for the next few days.” AFP

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ustralia’s Wallabies have warned the touring British and Irish Lions that their best is yet to come in tomorrow’s deciding Test in Sydney. The Wallabies centre, Adam Ashley-Cooper, has given short shrift to suggestions from the Lions camp that their opponents had reached their limits in Melbourne. “I think we’ve got a lot more in us, I thought the game [on Saturday] wasn’t of great standard,” Ashley-Cooper said this week. “We made a lot of improvements from game one, but we certainly feel we’ve got a lot more improvements to make.” The 79-capped back scored the only try late in Saturday’s

gripping 16-15 second Test win over the Lions in Melbourne for the Wallabies to level the three-match series. The Australians made 15 handling errors to the Lions’ seven and conceded 14 penalties, 10 of them at the ruck. Ashley-Cooper said wingers Joe Tomane and Israel Folau could be more dangerous if the Wallabies got more of the ball to them in the Sydney showdown. “I think we didn’t allow them through our defensive line once. I think they had zero line breaks,” AshleyCooper said. “That’s a really good stat and a good reflection of how we work defensively. I think for us a lot of improvement can be made in the backs. “Possession was a bit of a

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15

5

0

10

218

-79

12

Conference leader

Wild card team

16

Parramatta Eels

14

3

0

11

214

-181

10

Team

MP W

GD Pts



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