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British expat held for overstaying AS PART OF A CONCENtrated two-week drive to find and arrest foreigners overstaying in Phuket, Immigration Police last Friday morning (July 5) arrested another Briton for being in Thailand long after his permit to stay expired. Immigration officials have been combing through records and identifying foreigners whose names appear in the computer as having arrived in Thailand but who do not appear as having left before the expiration of their permit to stay. Undercover officers are then going out and finding them. Last week, as reported in The Phuket News, two others, a Canadian and a Briton, were arrested for being in Thailand illegally. On Friday it was the turn of another British citizen,

Thalang forest ‘almost gone’ T H E 5,0 0 0 -R A I BA NG Kanoon Forest Preserve in Thalang District has been almost wiped out by encroachment, a meeting of officials chaired by Vice-Governor Jamreon Thippayapongthada heard on Tuesday (July 9). In the closed meeting it was revealed that just 794 rai of the land in the forest preserve – 16 per cent – is still untouched forest. The rest has been taken over, mostly for rubber plantations and other forms of farming. A total of 268 people now live inside the preserve, 17 of whom have papers showing some form of land ownership or occupations rights. Officials will now have to examine each of these papers to see whether the paper trail begins before or after the area was declared to be a forest preserve.

Four held for pirate sales FOUR VENDORS WERE charged on Tuesday evening (July 9) with selling fake copyright goods along Patong Beach and in Bangla Rd. The 126 pirated items seized included earrings, bracelets, necklaces and other types of jewellery with such brands as Pandora, Chanel and Bulgari, along with Casio and Rolex watches. Eakkapop Thongtub

The water at the inland end of the klong is still murky, but it no longer reeks of sewage.

Immigration Police pose with their latest expat trophy, Andrew Jasso (seated) Andrew Ross John Jasso, 33, found to have overstayed by three months in Thailand case. Police did not have to go far to find him; he was arrested in front of the Phuket library at 9:30 am. The library is about 100 metres from the Phuket

Immigration offices. An Immigration officer told The Phuket News, “He had been working for a boatbuilding company in Chalong, but the owner closed the business and went back to Britain. Jasso stayed, living in a hotel in

Phuket Town. “This is not the first time he has overstayed. He was arrested before at Phuket International Airport for the same thing. “We have handed him over to Phuket Town Police Station for more questioning.”

Showdown at Klong Mudong Naraporn Tuarob & Ramon Bencharitiwong reporter1@classactmedia.co.th

fiery stand-off took place on Wednesday afternoon (July 10) between Vice-Governor Somkiet Sangkhaosutthirak and the leader of the Klong Mudong Chalong Community. Following a complaint to the Damrongtham Centre, the vice-governor and a variety of officials arrived to arrest the community leader, Jirapat Pumi, for encroaching on public forest, and also for modifying the klong without permission. Around 300 families have lived in the community for a decade or so, and Mr Jirapat “purchased” his land in a verbal agreement for around B70,000 – there was no exchange of documents. He has lived in the area since around 1991. Following a complaint to the Damrongtham Centre on June 17, yesterday officials visited the area to investigate complaints by other residents against Mr Jirapat. In the complaint letter, the residents allege Mr Jirapat modified Klong

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Hero of the people or villain? Jirapat Pumi calls a friend to let him know about his impending arrest. Mudong without permission by filling it in to strengthen a road that had collapsed. He is also accused of moving an electricity pole without permission, and feeding wild pigs – which some residents fear may bite and may also bring disease to the area. V/Gov Somkiet visited the area yesterday and was met by a defiant Mr Jirapat and his daughter, who denied all the accusations. “If you want to arrest me, arrest all of us,” shouted Mr Jirapat. “Arrest everyone in this community because everyone has encroached on this area,” his daughter shouted. “As for the road over the stream, he has helped all of us in the community. He paid for it himself to fill the canal

because the road was collapsing and we would have been not have been able to get to the area. If you arrest him, you have to arrest all the other people here too,” she said. V/Gov Somkiet said, “If you are doing things correctly, just tell us. If you have evidence, show it to us. Don’t use your temper.” As he was being escorted away by officials, Mr Jirapat said, “I’m not going to help this community any more. If the canal bank collapsed, or the road can’t be used, I’m going to leave it like that. Because I fixed it, and now I’m being arrested.” Mr Jirapat was released on bail of B100,000. His case will be heard in the Phuket Provincial Court.

Last chance for polluters around Bang Tao canal VICE GOVERNOR SOMkiet Sangkhaosutthirak gave people found to be polluting Klong Bang Tao a last chance on Tuesday (July 9), but warned that if they continue to ignore official requests to change their ways, they will face prosecution. The canal was inspected by Pheu Thai Party spokesman Phrompong Nopparit in April, and in May was dredged in order to improve water flow and reduce bottlenecks causing stagnation. Phuket Provincial authorities have allocated B15 million to reinforce the banks of the klong with stone walls to prevent scouring. This is now in the process of going through the Thalang District Office, which will be responsible for ensuring the money is properly spent. Around 50 locals, businesspeople and officials, were at Tuesday afternoon’s meeting, which was held at the Cherng Talay OrBorJor offices. During the meeting, V/ Gov Somkiet said everyone who lives around Klong Bang Tao must co-operate with

authorities to help preserve the canal, and stop dumping sewage in the waterway. “We have invited you here today to ask for change. Whoever is still draining sewage into the canal, please stop it. This is the last chance – the third step for those who continue to ignore our requests will be prosecution. We will knock on your door and follow the law.” V/Gov Somkiet said he asked officials to be available to offer advice to those who needed help to find other ways of disposing of sewage and other pollution. During the meeting, MaAnn Samran, President of Cherng Talay OrBorTor, said the reinforcement would run 1.6 kilometres inland from the mouth of the canal. Dr Prajied Aksornthammakul, Chief of the Phuket Provincial Office, said the embankment would have as number of positives apart from preventing erosion of the canal banks: it would also help prevent flooding – and would make it more obvious to authorities who was dumping waste water into the canal.

Gov briefed on disaster plans GOVERNOR MAITREE Intusut met with local municipality representatives on Thursday (July 4) in Patong to discuss the island’s preparedness for a major emergency. There were presentations by staff from Patong, Kathu, Kamala and Karon municipalities about evacuation plans and potential disasters, but the main focus was on Patong. Gov Maitree said, “At the

moment it is the monsoon season, and the rain continues to pour down. “As I understand it, the Patong area is at risk of landslides. We need to prepare in terms of manpower and equipment – there are around seven risky locations.” “Everyone needs to know who has responsibility for what, so we can put things in order right away.”.


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THE SURVIVOR I thought I had died – ship crewman A

In addition to being sent to high-ranking people, copies of the poison pen letter were scattered all over Kathu.

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KATHU DISTRICT CHIEF Veera Kerdsirimongkol has described accusations made against him in a poison pen campaign as “absurd”. Thousands of copies have been distributed to everyone from the Minister of Interior down. Mr Veera has built a reputation as an official who is prepared to take on encroachers and other corrupt people, but the letter, dated July 1, alleges that his actions have all had one aim – to extort money for himself. Copies were sent to the Minister of Interior, the Governor of Phuket, the Damrongtham Centre, and various media outlets. Thousand were also distributed around Kathu. “Dear Kathu people,” the letter begins, “Kathu district is a tourism centre and was a peaceful place until Mr Veera started causing trouble all around. We can no longer stand this.” It then gives a list of his alleged extortions, among which it lists:   That he set up a check point to catch drug users. Fourteen addicts were caught but only five were sent for rehabilitation. The letter alleges the rest were released after paying B8,000 apiece.   An excavator and three 10-wheel trucks were found working on a site in the Phanturat Hills. Kathu officials did not investigate the owners; they just asked for B200,000 per vehicle not to pursue the matter.   Mr Veera illegally took possession of an area of land at the back of Bangwad Reservoir, behind the Phuket Country Club, and built a

Kathu District Chief Veera Kerdsirimongkol. road to it.   Many pubs and restaurants in Patong have been approached to pay him money.   Illegal immigrant workers have had to pay Mr Veera B500 each, or the construction company employing them has had to pay B10,000 per worker camp.   Every Thai massage shop in Kathu District has been checked and is paying money to Mr Veera. The letter concluded by alleging that Mr Veera “wants to recover the B5 million he had to pay to a Pheu Thai politician to get his post as Kathu District Chief. “If he does not leave Phuket before July 31, the people of Kathu will close the Kathu District Office and roads, and will take other protest measures.” Mr Veera told The Phuket News, “I already know about this. It is absurd. I would be mad if I really did all of this. “The Governor of Phuket knows what kind of person I am. I am not a politician who has to explain everything. I simply believe in doing the right thing.” He said that his deputy, Siripong Leepasit, had registered a complaint about the letter with Thung Thong Police Station on July 8.

bubakar Siddique, the first crew member of the stricken Bangladeshi cargo ship Hope to be plucked from the sea last Friday (July 5), has spoken about the ordeal he suffered until he was rescued by a Royal Thai Navy helicopter. Mr Siddique, speaking to the Dhaka newspaper, The Daily Star, said that around midnight on Thursday (July 4) he and second officer Mobarak Hossain noticed that the ship was listing after the cargo in the hold shifted to one side. They alerted the skipper who ordered all crew to assemble on deck. After sending distress calls, the crew waited for rescue. “We waited on the ship for one and a half hours until the electricity died, stopping the engine,” said Mr Siddique. The captain then ordered crew to abandon ship. “When it became impossible for us to stay on the ship, we launched a life raft and 12 of us jumped overboard.” Some, including Mr Siddique, made it to the raft, he said. Others did not.

Abubakar Siddique speaks with a nurse as he is carried away from the Thai Navy helicopter that rescued him. After floating around for a while they saw the German container ship Buxmoon approaching. When some of the crew on the life raft tried to catch lines thrown from the Buxmoon, the raft turned upside down. “I thought I had died,” Mr Siddique was quoted as saying by The Daily Star. “But when regained my senses I found myself just

under the life raft. I didn’t have my life jacket any more but I managed to grasp a rope attached to the raft.” He then climbed onto the upturned raft. “The crew of Buxmoon noticed me and they tried five or six times to reach me, but strong waves pushed the raft away.” He saw the Buxmoon fade into the distance. Mr Siddique sat on the

upside-down raft until morning, when the Buxmoon returned. Once again, amid heavy rain and high winds, they were unable to get him on board. Finally, several hours later, he saw a Thai Navy helicopter coming for him. Within minutes he was at last being winched to safety and the flight to a warm, dry hospital bed in Phuket.

High drama on the Andaman ALL OF THE ROYAL THAI Navy’s (RTN) training in sea and air-sea rescue was put to the test on Thursday last week (July 4) and the days following, after a Bangladeshi-registered cargo ship with 17 crew on board ran into severe weather south of Phuket. The vessel, the 97-metre, 5,550-ton MV Hope, owned by Singapore-based Manship Pte Ltd and sailing from Malaysia to Bangladesh with a cargo of clay for the pottery industry, was travelling across the track of the Southwest Monsoon. As waves that one crew member described as bigger than any he had seen in his decade at sea hammered at its port flank, the cargo ship wallowed, yawed and rolled alarmingly. Soon after midnight on Thursday, the cargo of clay shifted in the hold and the ship took on a heavy list to starboard. The captain sent out distress calls and then told the crew to meet him on deck with their life jackets on. An hour and a half later the ship’s power supply failed and with it the engines. The Hope was now at the mercy of the seas and the skipper gave the order to

Listing heavily but still afloat, the Hope is taken in tow by the tug Confidence. Photo Royal Thai Navy abandon her. Five of the crew were lucky; they made it away from the Hope on a life raft and were picked up by the German container ship Buxmoon, which had arrived through the lashing wind and rain and heaving seas in response to the SOS calls. The RTN sent patrol ships and helicopters, and one of the latter picked up a sixth crewman and flew him to Phuket. (See story on this page for his personal account.) That left another 11 members of the crew unaccounted

for. They had jumped overboard but failed to make it to the life raft, and were left floating alone in the Andaman. The following day two were found dead. But hopes were raised when two more, and then a third were found alive and were flown to Phuket. That left six of the 17 crew unaccounted for. Meanwhile, the Hope – despite the fears of the skipper and crew – did not sink. It drifted southeast, almost lying on its side, until it was brought under tow by an ocean-going

tug Confidence on Monday. It has now been taken into Langkawi where the cargo is expected to be offloaded before any necessary ship repairs are made. Insurer’s agents who boarded it said that there were no signs of leaks in the hull. Sadly, at time of going to press, no more crew members have been found and the search was called off on Monday (July 8). There were reports that fishermen had come across four bodies in life jackets off the coast of Krabi, but these were as yet unconfirmed.


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round 300 members of the Phuket Police force, including members of the Royal Thai Navy, patrolled the area around Soi Bangla in Patong on Saturday night (July 6), as part of the government’s latest campaign to improve tourist safety. Led by Phuket Gov Maitree Intusut, the police force walked down Soi Bangla and other side streets to promote the government crackdown which aims to increase safety and security on the island. T he c r a ckd ow n w i l l involve raids and checks across Phuket between July 1 and 15. Officials will focus on drugs, overpriced taxi fares, and child labour, as well as checking work permits and permit to stays belonging to foreigners. In his speech, Gov Maitree said the government wanted to focus on tourist safety and

that tourists felt they were safe in these areas, and had a good experience so they would return again, Gov Matiree said. Three areas of the national campaign included helping save lives and protect tourists, facilitating between Thai

authorities and foreign tourists, and to enforce the law. Gov Maitree also thanked foreign volunteers, such as those who work for the tourist police, who worked hard and contributed to making Phuket a diverse community.

Woman drowns in car in pond A BUSI N E S SWOM A N who was reported missing late on Saturday night (July 6) was found dead in her car in a lake just to the north of Wat Chalong on Monday afternoon (July 8). Wattana Itthisan, 27, was supposed to meet her husband Pinit at 9pm on Saturday. When she did not turn up by midnight, despite a search, he called police. Relatives and staff of the Itthisan’s company continued to search in places they thought she was likely to have gone and eventually, around 1pm on Monday, found tyre marks leading across the grass between the road and the lagoon next to the temple. In the water they saw what they thought might be Mrs

Wattana Itthisan’s car is recovered from the lake behind Wat Chalong. Wattana’s blue Honda Jazz. They called police who, with the help of a crane, lifted the

car out of the water. Mrs Wattana was still inside, but in the back seat,

apparently having drowned. Also found in the car were personal items belonging to her, including her wallet, mobile phone and jewellery. Four days earlier (July 4), a Phuket couple survived, though injured, when the car they were in missed a curve on a road between Nai Harn and Kata, and fell three metres down a steep bank. Soob Soison, 65, and his wife Surach, 66, were driving from Kata to Laem Phromthep in the rain when Mr Soob lost control of the vehicle and the car went off the road. The injured couple were taken to Vachira Hospital. The mangled car was taken to Chalong police station. Eakkapop Thongtub

Ageing elephant dies at trekking camp A 50-YEAR-OLD FEMALE elephant called Wasana, died on Tuesday (July 9) after a long illness at the Baan Chang Safari elephant trekking camp on the Patong-Karon road. Weerasit Puthipairoj, Chief of the Phuket Provincial Livestock Office, told The Phuket

News, “I was told the elephant was ill last week but was revived by a veterinary team. But today she collapsed again and died.” Kathu District Officer Weera Kerdsirimongkol was coincidentally at the camp when the elephant collapsed; he

was visiting officers manning a drugs checkpoint on the road close by. “I saw the elephant collapse in front of me.” At the request of Baan Chang, Mr Veera organised a crane and a truck to take the animal to an area on Tritrang Hill where sick elephants are

IN BRIEF Laotian sought for multiple rape of stepdaughter Police have obtained a warrant for the arrest of a Laotian man, Wanla Singrach, 40, on charges of repeatedly raping his disabled 15-yearold stepdaughter, “Ann”. The warrant was issued following a complaint being lodged with police by the girl’s mother, “Mrs Maew”, that her daughter, disabled by polio, had repeatedly been assaulted by Wanla. The girl was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital for a check-up, during which it was discovered that she was five months pregnant. Wanla, meanwhile, has run away.

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taken care of. In the meantime, however, Wasana died. The crane and the truck were then used to take her to Tritrang Hill until a burial plot can be organised. Elephants live on average for 60 years in the wild and 80 in captivity.

Boy, 14, finds mother murdered The 14-year-old son of Prayat Pawaphuwanun, 50, returned home on Monday evening (July 8) to find his mother lying murdered on the bed in their house. Mrs Prayat’s son-in-law Anan Mahasin, 28, was arrested the same evening for the murder. He admitted strangling her with her own sarong and suffocating her by pushing her into the pillow after a furious argument. The Deputy Superintendent of Thalang Police Station, Pol Lt Col Amnuay Kraiwutthianun, told The Phuket News, “At first he denied everything, but he later admitted the murder.”

Fisherman drowns in tin lagoon Rescue volunteers on July 4 pulled the body of a man from a pool near the Laguna Laundry in Cherng Talay. Police and Kusondharm Foundation staff went to the site at about 9am after receiving a call that a man’s hat was floating on the water. A couple of hours later the body of Daoreung Lek-on, 41, floated to the surface. Pol Sub Lt Prasert Thong­ prom of Cherng Talay police said that Mr Daoreung had often been seen fishing in the lagoon with a net. He theorised that Mr Daoreung might have suffered from cramp after being in the water too long, and had been unable to swim to shore.


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Solutions mulled for traffic tangle at Chalong circle SIX DIFFERENT possibilities for a proposed new underpass or overpass have been mooted in an effort to solve the traffic jams at Chalong circle. During a meeting at Phuket Provincial Hall on July 2, the Phuket Highways Office described the plan to build the project in the area, and planning is now underway. The six proposed routes for the new underpass or overpass are as follows: A two way between Chao Fah East and Wiset Rd (to Rawai); A two way between Chao Fah East and Pa-tak Rd (to Karon/Kata); A two-way between Chao Fah West Rd and Wiset Rd (to Rawai); A one-way southbound from Chao Fah East Rd to Wiset Rd, and a one-way northbound from Wiset Rd to Chao Fah West Rd; A one-way southbound from Chao Fah East Rd to Wiset Rd, and a one-way southbound from Chao Fah

West Rd to Wiset Rd. A one-way southbound from Chao Fah East Rd to Patak Rd (to Karon/Kata). The Phuket Highways Office Director, Samak Luedwonghad, told The Phuket News that design drawings were being carried out by consultants and architects at the moment, and were due to be completed by June 2014. The whole design project will cost the Highways Department an estimated B9 million, but was required to ease traffic congestion around the Chalong circle, specially at peak traffic times. Mr Samak told those at the meeting that Phuket was a tourist island, so required a modern designed underpass or overpass. “We need to work hard to find the right design for this project,” he said. “We have to carefully calculate the right size and shape because Phuket is very small. The effects on the environment and landscape also needs to be a primary concern too.”

FIRST PATROL Safety Zone volunteers get pedalling Sino-Portuguese Safety Zone Phalat Juntarasopin boss (right) leads the first patrol along Phang Nga Rd

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embers from the two Phuket Town Safety Zone groups joined together on Sunday (July 7) to officially launch the Phuket Town Safety Zone Cycle Patrol, with the aim of reducing crime in the area. The leader of the SinoPortuguese Safety Zone Phalat Juntarasopin explained how the project came about. “There are more and more people coming to Phuket to live and work, but there are not enough police officers to

keep Phuket safe. This is just our way of helping.” At 4pm, around one hundred volunteers, members of the Safety Zone Groups, police officers and local politicians turned out to see the orangeclad volunteers take to their wheels of steel to begin their first patrol. Also in attendance was Rawai Mayor Aroon Solos, who told The Phuket News that he had plans to role out a similar project in Rawai and Nai Harn by the end of July. Twelve of the bikes, and all of the uniforms, were donated

by the Phuket Town Rotary Club, while the rest belong to Phuket Old Town committee. Sivarin Phaothong-ngarn, a member of the committee, was one Phuket Town-business owner who was part of the first patrol, “We’ve asked for CCTV cameras in the Phuket Old Town and for other ways to help reduce crime, but things move slowly and decisions are made slowly in Phuket. I am doing this to help,” he says with a smile. Although Sivarin is one of around 30 members who will be taking part in regular

patrols, he has not as of yet been given his working hours – these are still being worked out by Mr Phalat. “There will be two daily patrols. One in the morning, from 6-8am and the other in the evening, from 6pm to midnight,” said Mr Phalat. The route of the daily patrols will include Phang Nga Rd, Ratsada Rd, Thalang Rd, Yaowarat Rd, Phuket Rd and Thepkrasattri Rd. Anybody who wishes to get involved can drop by Markinny Mate restaurant on Phuket Rd. Just ask for Mr Sivarin.


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POSITIVE CHANGE The crusade to combat teenage pregnancy in Phuket

Claire Connell and Naraporn Tuarob editor@classactmedia.co.th

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t’s many parents’ worst nightmare – learning that your teenage daughter is pregnant. Parents are often upset, and at a loss about what to do, with plans for their daughter to attend high school and university suddenly put on hold. Although abortion is technically legal in Thailand, it is notoriously difficult to find a doctor and hospital willing to perform the procedure, so instead the options then turn to adoption or, perhaps, the parents raising the child while the daughter goes back to school. Phuket’s teenage pregnancy rates are not the highest in Thailand by any means. Statistics for the year 2010 list the top provinces for teenage pregnancy as Nakhon Nayok in central Thailand, with a ratio of 109 births per 1,000 girls aged 15-19; followed by Tak (97.2 per 1,000); Rayong (86.5 per 1,000); Chonburi (84.2 per 1,000) and Samut Sakhon (81 per 1,000). Phuket was well down the list with 67.8 teenage pregnancies per 1,000 girls aged 15-19. Last year, figures from the Ministry of Social Development show that between January 2012 and January 2013, 913 babies were born in Phuket to teenagers aged from 15 to 19 years old – not a massively

high figure, it might be said. But teenage pregnancies do have an impact on the island. With this information at hand, last year the Business and Professional Womens’ Association Phuket (BPWP), which includes around 80-90 Thai businesswomen, and the National Council of Women of Thailand, applied for funding from the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (MSD) and, along with some private funding, published a sexual health booklet for teenagers. Some 23,000 booklets, titled Roo tan why teen (“I know you, teenager”) were distributed in Phuket and wider Thailand. This year, with an additional B144,600 in funding, the organisation staged five seminars in Phuket government schools to educate teachers and students about safe sex, working in conjunction with the Phuket Provincial Public Health Office’s health promotion department. One of the organisers of the sexual health and pregnancy booklet is Phuket pharmacist Panita Tantivit. Mrs Panita says figures from the MSD show that between January 2012 and January 2013, there were 913 babies born to teenagers. Mrs Panita argues that many of these pregnancies would be preventable if young women had easy access to the correct information regarding safe sex, so she set about trying

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Teenagers may become pregnant due to a lack of sexual knowledge. Photo: phalinn to create change. Born in Bangkok, Mrs Panita has been a pharmacist in Phuket for around 20 years, since graduating from Mahidol University in Bangkok with a degree in pharmacy. She then earned an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania, where she lived for two years. She now runs the Central Pharmacy, next to Kathu Market, and is also chairs the Health Promotion Department for the BPWP. For many years she has seen young women coming into her pharmacy asking for the “morning after” pill, women saying they are pregnant, and despondent parents at a loss as to what to do about their young daughter’s pregnancy. “Parents come in and ask me to help their child who is pregnant. They are upset, they cry and they ask what they should do. “We advise them to go to the government hospital where there are support services. There, the hospital staff discuss with the parents and child about what to do about

the pregnancy. “In Thailand, parents often won’t talk to their children about these things [sex and sexual health], but the children still want to know. So how do they find out the information? They go to the Internet, or ask their friends, and we don’t know if what they are learning is correct. Maybe it’s incorrect and it might cause them more problems.”

So Ms Panita and her team at the business association were inspired to create a booklet that would act as a guide to young women in Thailand, giving them correct advice about how to avoid pregnancy, HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, and advice on having a positive and healthy attitude to sex. Inside the 16-page booklet are details on contraceptive

measures to avoid pregnancy (such as the contraceptive pill and condoms), acne and changing hormones, HIV prevention and details of sexually transmitted diseases, plus helpful contact numbers. Aside from pregnancy awareness, also important was knowledge about the risk of contracting HIV/Aids through unprotected sex. Following the organisation’s great success with getting the book published, the women then moved on to sexual health seminars. Of the five seminars for teachers and school students, three have been held already. The first was in March, attended by 50 teenage students from Wichit Songkram School, followed by 50 teachers from the same school. On June 15-16, 50 teachers across Satree Phuket School and Phuket Wittayalai School attended a teacher seminar, with teachers being given a workbook and taught how to teach sexual education correctly. These seminars have been met with great success, says Mrs Panita, and feedback had been excellent. “One student said they didn’t know about what we were teaching them, and they said it was very useful to them. If we help just one student, I’m happy, because this is life knowledge – they can use it for their whole life.” Basic sex education is already taught in Thai government schools but this programme was developed by the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), a worldwide international non-profit health organisation. Thanks to this new sexual health initiative, the PATH programme is now being taught

Jeeranun Jiemjaroen, the head of the Phuket Shelter for Children and Families.


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Chanchai Chakarawet, a Phuket gynaecologist, regularly deals with pregnant teens. in Phuket schools. PATH’s mission is to improve the health of people around the world by advancing technologies, strengthening systems, and encouraging healthy behaviour – a lot of which is related to female health and contraception. Teaching the Phuket course are two qualified PATH teachers, who have passed an international course at PATH and now have the title “master trainer”. There is also another project in the pipeline – to teach parents. “If we want to educate children, we need to go to all the people around them, such as teachers and parents. Parents are very important too,” says Mrs Panita. “When women are young, they should be enjoying their teenage years and using that time to study and prepare themselves for being an adult. Girls who become pregnant lose that important time because, instead, they have to take care of the baby. “The reason we started these projects was because I thought if I didn’t do anything about this problem, then nothing would happen to improve it. So I think that everyone should help together.”

EDUCATION IS KEY One person who is faced often with pregnant teenagers is Doctor Chanchai Chakarawet, a gynaecologist and obstetrician with 30 years’ experience, now working in the Phuket Provincial Hospital in Phuket Town. Dr Chanchai says teenage pregnancies on the island is an issue. “Since I started work here, the number of teenage pregnancies has increased. The first year, there were 30, but this year, there have already been 20 in the first six months.

Phuket pharmacist Panita Tantivit with the BPWP sexual health book ‘Roo tan why teen’.

The Phuket Shelter for Children and Families often deals with pregnant teenagers. “There has been a problem about teenage pregnancy in Thailand for a long time because of limited educational programmes for teenagers. There’s not enough information for them. “This programme [Roo tan why teen] teaches them sexology in school, and I think that’s a great idea and a good project. A lot of Thai parents don’t talk to their children about sex, so the teacher is very important. I think it would be good for our country if the teenage pregnancy rate was lower. And that requires education.” The youngest pregnant patient he has seen was just 12 years old. “Often they come here with their mother, and they decide the girl’s mother will look after the baby. After the delivery, the girl will go back to school and go on studying, and her mother will look after the baby. Adoption doesn’t happen much – the common situation is for the family to help care for the baby. “Some of the parents are upset, some are okay. In some situations the boy will marry the girl. But really, education is the best way. Girls should be taught in schools, when they are about 11 or 12. Thai schools offer very basic sex education, and some teachers are too shy to teach [even that],

so this programme is good.”

‘DON’T BE SHY’ Over on Koh Sirae, Jeeranun Jiemjaroen, the head of the Phuket Shelter for Children and Families, is also all too familiar with teenage pregnancies. Just last month Mrs Jeera-

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nun had a girl aged 12 come to the shelter, after the girls’ mother refused to deal with the problem. “This girl was looked after by her grandparents since she was young, so she had never bonded with her mother. She was living with her aunt in Pitsanuloke province, and was

raped by a friend of the aunt. “She was still young and didn’t know what to do, or where to go when she got pregnant. Her mother brought her to Phuket but she was unable to care for her, so she brought her to us. “When she came to us she was five months pregnant. At first she was very sad and quiet, but we really tried to get her doing activities at the shelter to bring her out of her shell. Later on, she felt better and enjoyed living with us. “She felt connected with our shelter and the staff who work here. She stayed here until she gave birth, and her uncle took her back to stay with him in Bangkok. “She was the youngest pregnant girl we have seen at the shelter, but we often get pregnant teenagers. However we are just a temporary home

for them – people can only stay with us for three months.” Mrs Jeeranun praised the Roo tan why teen sexual health programme, and said sex education was a key point in preventing teenage pregnancies. “This is an issue of great concern in Phuket, along with drugs. Society has changed a lot and often it is the girls chasing after boys these days [rather than the other way round]. “Parents have to teach their children, especially teaching their daughters to respect themselves and their bodies. But many parents don’t have the time to teach. Phuket is an urban place – people go to work, and they don’t have time. “I think this programme is very important. And people shouldn’t think talking about sex is embarrassing. We have to teach children how it is.”

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wish to see everyone happy who lives on the island. Phuket is an urban society, so it is difficult to design a system to govern the city. It is very different from the rural areas, and problems are different. With regard to the taxi and tuk tuk issues on the island, I have tried to find several solutions to help the drivers. Seasons change throughout the year so maybe they should find something else to do in the green season. They have to stop thinking that the only tourist sites are the beaches. There are many other places on the island that tourists could visit, such as shopping in Phuket Town, a walk in the old parts of Phuket Town, including looking at all the Sino-Portuguese houses. When it comes to tourism, we need to help each other take care of our town. Law enforcement must be strict. Foreign tourists have to understand about Thai culture,

customs and traditions. People should be aware, alert and active about keeping safe. They should wear helmets and they need to pay attention to and comply with traffic rules and regulations. I would also like to ask the island’s tour agencies for co-operation. They have to check the weather when they book a package tour. They should arrange both arrival and departures, not just check one way only, and not checking the weather on the way back. This is the reason tourists were stuck on the island in the past, and it causes trouble for other sections. If tour companies require boats to provide tourist services, they have to check they are serviced property, do not overload the boats, check they are safe and that all safety equipment on board is working efficiently. The European Union Ambassadors and the United States Ambassador to Thai-

land, plus the Australian administrative council visited me in Phuket recently. They asked me to help take care of their people. During our talks, they made points about security and the public safety of their people. In relation to this issue, I would like to let everyone know that if they know of an incident that happens, please contact me with all the details. I require all the details though, not general information. Details such as name of the person, when, where, and other details, and I can help to follow it up. The United States Ambassador to Thailand Kristie Kenney also thanked the island for helping assist the 6,000 visiting American navy crew men with transport and other activities during their recent stay. Regards, Phuket Governor, Maitree Intusut

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Income tax could become the great equaliser for us Voranai Vanijaka voranaiv@bangkokpost.co.th

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o you feel singled out, victimised? Has this democracy treated you unfairly? Are you one of only about three million Thais paying income tax? If so, raise your hand, because, blast it all, we should demand equality! All men are created unequal. That’s the reality of life. Some are born rich. Some are born poor. Some are born whole. Some are born handicapped. The virtue of democracy is its attempt to right these imbalances. This means, while life may be unfair, we humans can and should try to be fair with one another, as much as reality allows. We should all be equal under the law. Hence, in the electoral system, one man (or woman) has one vote. No person should have to crawl at the feet of another person. No person should receive preferential treament, or get away with crime, because of their surname, title or bank account. Equality is not just a matter of constitutional law, it’s also tied to cultural attitudes.

There are many inequalities in Thai society. Most have been well discussed, focusing on the plight of the poor. But here’s one with a different spin – the mistreatment of the middle class. Thailand has a population of around 70 million. According to the National Statistics Office, the 20-and-over workforce comprises about 38 million people. But the Revenue Department only has approximately 10 million people registered to pay income tax. Of these, around 6.87 million do not have to pay because their annual income is less than B150,000 per year. So that leaves a little more than three million people actually paying income tax. Some of us do not pay as high a percentage of our income as others, but at least we pay. If you’re one of the three million who give 5 per cent to 35 per cent of your monthly paycheque for the greater glory of our beloved Kingdom of Thailand, please stand up for your rights and demand equality! There are many problems with Thai democracy. For starters,

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Praise for Soi Dog [Re. Soi Dog Stories of May] Great to see this innovation. I congratulate everyone at the newspaper and shelter who are involved. The Soi Dog Foundation do amazing work. I hope a regular column leads to more volunteers at the shelter, more support from tourists and residents and more adoptions. There are so many dogs that would be forever grateful for a kind home where they are part of a loving family. Go and visit – you will be welcomed I know. Diana Thurbon (Australia resident)

Thank goodness for the tuk-tuks [Re. TAT reveals ‘tourism strategy’ for 2014] Good idea to try to spread the flow of tourists around more of Thailand instead of just the highest places, such as Phuket. Thankfully, the tuk-tuks are doing their part to drive tourists to other destinations. Jim

Sympathy for the island’s elephants [Re. Elephant dies at Phuket trekking camp] With the horrible life that captive elephants have to endure under their highly unethical ‘owners’ it’s a wonder more don’t die prematurely. How disrespectful to put a foot on the elephant’s trunk like this. This speaks volumes about character. He could have used his hands out of respect for this noble creature who likely made a ton of money for them. Dave Williams

Tips for the bedroom [Re. Phuket hotels say no to shark fin soup] If Chinese people want to increase their libidos; it would be better they play sport and take a Viagra and avoid to eat too many hamburgers and fatty food. [Comment moderated] Whistle-Blower A great initiative, but all it’s doing is reducing supply – not demand. Chinese tourists will

when the system is not administered equally, how can we expect equality? How can our democracy be healthy? The Revenue Department announced plans to collect B1.7 trillion in income tax between October, 2012, and September, 2013 – and that’s from only a little more than three million people – 8 per cent of the workforce and 4 per cent of the total population. Equality means equality – one man, one vote, that’s how it should be. But here’s the problem: One man sheds tears of pride at the end of every month seeing that 5 per cent to 35 per cent of his hard-earned money is contributing to the greater glory of the Kingdom. Another sheds tears of anger and sorrow upon hearing that the government plans to reduce the guaranteed rice paddy price from B15,000 a tonne to B12,000. He breathes a sigh of relief when the government changes plans and continues to use tax money to subsidise rice at B15,000 per tonne. As the saying goes, there are only two things certain in life:

death and taxes. Well, that’s not entirely true in Thailand, not when it comes to income tax. The first man puts in his share and shoulders the burden. The second man doesn’t put in his share and wants even more of the cake. How is that for equality? But we shouldn’t blame either man. We are all victims of a preferential system, a system that fosters an attitude of inequality. To have a mature democracy, each and every one of us needs to take responsibility and be accountable. If the workforce is 38 million, then 38 million people should pay income tax (or perhaps no one should pay income tax at all). The tax rate should be proportionate to different income levels. Some might cry foul about making the poor pay income tax. But equality is equality and cannot be manipulated to suit certain people. The 38 million workers of Thailand are all grown adults, not children who forever need babysitting. Treat them as children, and Thailand will never be able to compete in the

HAVE YOUR SAY look harder, to find a more expensive product. A win-win situation for the back street restaurants – and those that supply them. Agogohome

Sad news out of Phuket [Re. Phuket Heroines descendant commits suicide] It’s sad to hear but it seems suicides are becoming regular news in Thailand. Love gone bad or money/work problems and people feel they have no other options but to give up. I often hear in Phuket: “I’m tired and want to die”. I recently saw an Aussie that jumped to his death. It’s sad to see because of a girl that this guy felt his only option was to jump. I know this also happens around the world more frequently and it’s not just Thailand. I think Thailand better recognise there seems to be a growing problem here, before it’s too late. A bad reputation takes years for people to forget. Gman Thailand

It is sad, Gman. I guess it is because there is not enough support for people with mental or psychological problems here. Many doctors say that “we don’t have that here”, when you tr y to discuss depression or personality disorders. And if you are already suffering from a condition like that, and no one recognises the problem, or simply says that you should not think too much... then it quickly goes from bad to worse. Haven’t heard of anyone here going to therapy for anything yet. And I have been here more than a decade. Suzanne Stoffels

Lucky to live here? [Re. Phuket Opinion: The ins and outs of living in Thailand] In fact, South-East-Asia is flooded by many youth students and economic refugees from the recession and lack of jobs in Europe and around the world. They want to live and work in a tropical country but for many of them it is an Utopian

world, let alone usher in a mature democracy where equality is actually administered, rather than just talked about. Life is unfair. If there is any equality in this world it is because we have fought for it and earned it. And democracy, like equality, must also be earned. There’s a reason why children don’t get to vote. The Thai people need to grow up. The Thai people need to be allowed to grow up. We shouldn’t be forever needing babysitters. We need to earn our equality by growing up. One man, one vote should not just be a matter of the law, but also the cultural attitude that we all share because we all invest in this country, in many ways, not least of which through income tax. Make the law equal, and then let the law move cultural attitudes towards equality. We should all be stakeholders and shareholders in this Kingdom. Voranai Vanijaka is Political and Social Commentator for the Bangkok Post.

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dream which vanishes with the time as fierce competition to get a good paid job obliges many foreigners to give up the job after few months or years of hard working for little money and big disappointment in their dreams of living in South-East Asia. Whistle Blower

Go the organic way [Re. Phuket: How teens can stay fit] And let them eat healthy delicious food, food which their bodies react to with ‘give me more’ instead of the chemical and pesticide laden foods which their bodies don’t want but are forced to digest, try organic. (I know it’s my business but really think it’s better for them.) msmetsers

Prevention better than cure [Re. Gov briefed on Phuket disaster plans] “As I understand it, the Patong area is at risk of landslides. We need to prepare in terms

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of manpower and equipment – there are around seven risky locations.” The locations were not named. So if the local administration and Phuket Gov Maitree know the exact places, I do not understand why they do not fix it before an accident happens with death? In case of buildings built on more than 30 per cent slope; they are illegal and they can removed by court orders. Whistle-Blower

Thumbs down to the monk [Re. Phuket News: ‘Jet-setter’ monk linked to money laundering] If he’s indefinitely cancelled plans to return to Thailand, then obviously he’s got something to hide. I’m surprised his accounts haven’t been frozen already given the evidence already collected. Apart from that, he’s probably part of a network of ‘bad apples’ – he wasn’t photographed on his own on the (private) aircraft; so what’s being done about that? Agogohome


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mbattled monk Luang Pu Nen Kham Chattiko could face 20 years in jail after being accused of having sex with an underage girl, according to the Department of Special Investigation. He is likely to be defrocked in absentia as the DSI had found clear evidence of his intimate relationship with one of eight women. Revelations have emerged almost daily about the jet-set lifestyle, including tales of debauchery. The DSI on Sunday will conclude its probe into the alleged intimate relationship between the monk and a woman who claims the monk had fathered her child, said the agency’s Security Crime Bureau chief Pong-in Intarakhao. The woman, who lives in Si Sa Ket, told the DSI she was approached by the monk, who is also known as Phra Wirapol Sukphol, when she was studying and only 14 years old, said Pol Lt Col

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Monk Luang Pu Nen Kham Chattiko (left) on a private plane trip. Pong-in. She was living with her grandmother at the time. The woman alleged that Phra Wirapol had offered to give her valuable items if she agreed to be his girlfriend. She and the monk later had sexual relations.

After she became pregnant, the monk took her to stay in Warin Chamrap district of Ubon Ratchathani where he rented a house for her. The monk had asked her grandmother to stay with her to take care of her baby boy.

The child is now 11 years old. Pol Col Pong-in said the DSI would speed up its interrogation of seven witnesses who had learned about the monk’s intimate affairs with the woman. The witnesses include a

kamnan and local administration officials. The DSI would forward the findings to the Si Sa Ket provincial chief monk and the Ubon Ratchathani chief monk for them to defrock Phra Wirapol. The DSI will seek the extradition of the controversial monk, who is currently visiting France, if he fails to return to Thailand by July 31. DSI chief Tarit Pengdith said the monk’s alleged affair with the woman when she was 14 was a serious crime and she would be placed under witness protection. He will present the details to a DSI meeting by month’s end. Mr Tarit wants the case treated as a special investigation as it affected the religion and the public’s faith. Phra Wirapol came to media attention after a video clip of him on a private jet, complete with Louis Vuitton bag and aviator shade, began circulating last month. Bangkok Post

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A fire that broke out at the Sai Noi police station in Nonthaburi province on July 7 killed four detainees who were locked in their cells. The fire was believed to be caused by a transformer explosion.

Taxi driver arrested after stabbing American Police officers arrested a taxi driver suspected of stabbing an American tourist to death in Bangkok on July 7. The driver claims the dispute arose from the American passenger refusing to pay the fare and subsequently throwing coffee into his face.

Pervert spies in women’s university toilet A student from Burapha University called police on July 3 to report a man for ‘frequently spying’ on girls in the women’s toilet. The suspect was identified as 24-year-old Tanakrit Jintsernee who used his motorcycle to drive around the women’s dorms.

One dies in landslide in Phang-Nga THREE HOUSES WERE buried and one man died in a mudslide in Thai Muang, north of Phuket, around 5am last Thursday (July 4). Thai Muang District Officer Prapruet Youthanun named the dead man as Panya Kongnoy, 50. He said that local people had noticed Mr Prapuet’s house half-buried in mud and rushed over to see if Mr Prapuet was okay. They managed to dig him out and got him to hospital, but he died there about three hours later. Because of flooding the

Governor of Phang Nga, Thamrong Charoenkul, last week declared five districts of the province to be disaster zones: Amphur Muang, Thai Muang, Kapong, Takuapa and Takua Toong. Thanakwan Pinthong, an officer with the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) in PhangNga, told The Phuket News, “Of the five areas declared to be disaster zones, Thai Muang is by far the worst.” Some roads are impassable because of flooding, he said, including Petchakasem

Rd – the main north-south artery – between Thai Muang and Lumgan. “Some bridges are down in Muang and Kapong districts, and some roads have been cut but now we have arranged with DDPMs of nearby provinces such as Trang and Phuket to send us boats to help carry out people stranded by the floods.” Mr Prapruet added, “I think we have to wait for the rain to stop before the situation improves. Now we are trying to help local people by providing food.”

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group of Rohingya asylum-seekers from Myan mar prayed peacefully alongside Indonesians at a mosque in Sumatra, a sign of the solidarity they have found in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation after fleeing sectarian bloodshed. The members of the persecuted Muslim minority were still shaken after a gruelling, 25-day journey at sea – but were grateful to find themselves in a country where they felt at least a little at home, despite there being no chance of a normal life for them there. “Indonesia, Muslim country, good,” said Muhammad Yunus, 25, in halting English, after praying at the immigration detention centre in the town of Lhokseumawe. But while the population at large is accepting of the increasing number of Rohingya washing up in Indonesia, authorities have not extended the same warm welcome. Although president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has publicly expressed backing for the stateless minority, Rohingya who make it to Indonesia can end up living in legal limbo

for years. Buddhist-majority Myanmar views its population of roughly 800,000 Rohingya as illegal Bangladeshi immigrants, and as sectarian violence has escalated in the past year they have fled in increasing numbers. As other countries in Asia struggle to deal with them, the flow of Rohingya arrivals in Indonesia is increasing. After several incidents where Thailand was accused of pushing them back out to sea, 2,000 Rohingya landed earlier this year and have been detained in refugee camps. Bangkok has said it is unable to accept more, while Malaysia says it is reaching capacity. Most Rohingya do not initially view Indonesia as their final destination and hope to use it as a stopping point en route to Australia, where more than 220 have arrived on asylum seeker boats over the past year. Once in Indonesia, many Rohingya are held in prisonlike detention centres for long periods while their cases are processed. Those granted refugee status by the United Nations are

Around 205 Rohingya packed into a crowded boat arrived in Phuket waters near Racha Noi island on January 29 this year. considered the lucky ones but enjoy few rights as Indonesia has not signed a key UN convention on refugees. It will not accept them as permanent citizens and they cannot work or study as they wait to be resettled. At a refugee housing complex in Medan, on Sumatra, Rohana Fetikileh looks haunted as she contemplates the turmoil that has rocked the state of Rakhine, from where she fled in 2010. Rakhine was the site of two outbreaks of deadly sectarian

Man who battled Fukushima disaster dies from cancer THE FORMER BOSS OF Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant, who stayed at his post to try to tame runaway reactors after the 2011 tsunami, died of oesophagal cancer on Tuesday, the operator said. Masao Yoshida, 58, was at the power station on March 11, 2011, when towering waves swamped cooling systems and sparked meltdowns that released plumes of radiation. Yoshida led the subsequent effort to get the crippled complex under control, as workers

battled frequent aftershocks to try to prevent the disaster worsening. Government contingency plans revealed after the event showed how scientists feared a chain reaction if Fukushima spiralled out of control, a scenario that could have seen other nuclear plants engulfed and would have meant evacuating Tokyo. His selfless work is contrasted in the public mind with the attitude of his employers, who seemed willing

to abandon the complex and are popularly believed to have shirked their responsibility. Yoshida left the plant soon after being suddenly hospitalised in late November 2011. TEPCO has said his cancer was unlikely to be linked to radiation exposure in the months after the disaster. The company has said it would take at least five years and normally 10 years to develop this particular condition if radiation exposure were to blame. AFP

unrest between Rohingya and Buddhists in Myanmar last year. Since then, several further episodes of communal unrest across Myanmar have tempered international optimism about the country’s dramatic political reforms as it emerges from decades of military rule. “If Indonesia accepted us, then we’d stay,” Fetikileh said clutching her 11-month-old son in her arms as other refugee children played nearby. “As long as we can work and there is a future for our kids,” added the 28-year-old

mother of four. Those given “Refugee” status are given some help from the UN: basic housing, schooling for their children and a 1.25 million rupiah (B4,000) monthly allowance per person. But most refugees spend their days cooped up in basic community housing, with little to do. “We can’t do anything here,” said Zahid Husein, 26, who has been been waiting for resettlement more than 11 years, having passed through Cambodia, Thailand and Ma-

laysia. “We can’t study, if we want to go shopping we can’t...without being detained again,” he said. With only one per cent of refugees globally ever resettled, according to UN data, prospects for Rohingya are bleak. Australia had said it aimed to take around 600 refugees who are in Indonesia in the 12 months to June as part of the expansion of its humanitarian refugee programme, but that number does not include those who had come from Myanmar. Many make it to Australia by boarding rickety, wooden boats in Indonesia. Critics argue that Indonesia has failed to change its policies despite supportive rhetoric and the increasingly desperate state that the Rohingya are arriving in. Authorities have publicly backed the Rohingya on many occasions – Jakarta pledged $1 million (B30mn) to help those displaced in violence in Rakhine last year and president Yudhoyono raised the issue on a recent visit to Myanmar. There have also been growing signs of public anger about the Rohingya’s plight. AFP


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s war rages in Syria, Ruba insists on celebrating her wedding. But rather than hold a lavish reception, she has invited her nearest and dearest to lunch at a small restaurant near her home in central Damascus. Wearing a white dress, she has mixed feelings of joy and pain, as the conflict unfolds just kilometres away. “Every girl dreams of her wedding day, and of celebrating with all her friends and relatives. I’ve had to make do with inviting just those closest to me for lunch,” Ruba says. The wedding guests make their way home early, among them the groom’s family, who live in an area beset by security problems. Friends living in strife-torn Damascus province, outside the capital, could not make it at all because of checkpoints, nearby battles and “difficulties getting around”, she says. Though the heart of the city is still relatively safe, Ruba feels the danger all around her. But she refuses to let the war ruin her future. “Life doesn’t wait,” she says. So, like thousands of other Damascenes, she lives day to day by restricting her movements to her neighbourhood. Traditionally, Syrian newlyweds honk their car horns as they tour city districts with friends and family, before

A handout picture released by the Syrian opposition-run Shaam News Network shows Syrians inspecting the damage following an air strike in Arbeen in the suburbs of Damascus on July 6. Photo: AFP/Shaam News Network arriving at the wedding hall. Wedding parties would last till dawn, but at Ruba’s brief celebration “there was no music. The time... is not right” for a full-blown ceremony, she says. War has also changed life for Talal, a 52-year-old engineer. He lives in the suburb of Dummar with his family, and makes sure he buys his groceries while on his way back from work “so I don’t have to leave the house in the evening”.

Talal complains about the lack of mobility. Before the war, he would go out with friends most evenings, and “visit family every Friday”. His relatives live nearby, but their homes are separated by two checkpoints. Getting past them often means waiting for two hours. Damascus has been fragmented into distinct, selfsufficient security zones, “whose residents are now holed up”, Talal says. Housewife Munira agrees, reminiscing about the days

when she would take her family for weekend excursions to the countryside near Damascus. “We can’t go out any more because of security problems,” she says. Munira describes the family’s trips to the Ghouta area of Damascus province, which has gone from being a destination for flower lovers to a scene of fierce, constant fighting between rebels and government forces. Today, Damascus residents “have enough with just going

out within the confines of their own neighbourhoods, whether for recreation or to buy what they need”, says Munira. Frequent shellfire has hit central Damascus and checkpoints at the entrances to the capital as well as at major intersections create endless traffic jams. “It’s true that checkpoints have made traffic slow... but it’s all so that we ensure safety and security for citizens,” says Abu Ali, a soldier inspecting a car near the heart of Damascus.

Already hours late for work, a driver says “checkpoints have sectioned off the city, while doing nothing to stop mortar or car bomb attacks”. Damascus has been hit by a string of car bomb blasts and shelling attacks, killing dozens of people and wounding many more. But some people have benefited from the change in Damascus’ lifestyle. Some sports clubs are still open, and people flock to their neighbourhood gym to exercise. Cafes that once had few visitors are now packed, as people from the district have little choice but to meet friends near their homes. Just a few hundred metres away from the battle-scarred Jubar district, Ghassan’s cafe is doing better than ever. “Because of the difficulties getting around, and because people are looking for a place to relax... they choose the cafe closest to home,” he says, visibly pleased that his business is booming. “People used to be reluctant to visit neighbourhood cafes. They preferred the parks outside the city. But now, all that is different.” No matter what is going on around them, Ghassan says, “the Syrian people have a real love of life”. AFP

Pilot ‘couldn’t see runway’ THE FLIGHT CREW OF the Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 which crash landed at San Francisco Airport couldn’t see the runway just seconds earlier, given how far the plane was out of position, US investigators said Tuesday. With attention focused on whether human error caused the aircraft to slam into the ground, missing the runway, it was also confirmed that the training pilot on board was undertaking his inaugural flight as an instructor. The crash killed two Chinese students and left more than 180 injured, but given the heavy impact and extent of the damage experts have said it was fortunate that the death toll was not higher. Three of Asiana Flight 214’s

four pilots have now been interviewed, said National Transportation Safety Board chair Deborah Hersman, who is leading the probe, and who gave an account of their attempts to avert disaster. “The pilot that was sitting in the jump seat, the relief first officer, identified that he could not see the runway... from his seated position. And that the aircraft – the nose was pitched up, so he couldn’t see the runway,” Hersman said. And when the instructor pilot told the control tower that at 500 feet “he realised they were too low”. “He went to push the throttles forward, but he stated that the pilot had already – the other pilot had already pushed the throttles forward.” AFP


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Bangkok Airways plans share float BANGKOK AIRWAYS IS currently filing its IPO with the Stock Exchange of Thailand possibly targeting a launch date later this year. Bangkok Airways will be the last of the country’s main airlines to list on Thailand’s stock exchange. In its filing to SET, the company is described as premium boutique airline with brand “Bangkok Airways” operating domestic flights to 12 destinations and international flights to 11 destinations. Also,

it operates airline-related businesses under its subsidiaries including airports, ground handling services, air-cargo and airline catering services. According to its preliminary filing, the IPO will be based on 730 million shares (520 million new shares and 210 million existing shares valued at B1 each). The IPO period, price and day of trading has still to be determined, but sources say it should be before the end of the year. TTR Weekly

Thai TV ownership close to saturation I N T ER NAT IONA L ratings company Nielsen forecasts that up to 22.6 million households in Thailand will have a TV set this year or 99.6 per cent of the 22.688 million households, up from a 92.8 per cent rate in 2008. The data show that growing awareness of the value of information and news content are key factors in the significant increase in TV ownership in Thailand.

The percentage of Thai households with TV in and around Bangkok is close to 100 per cent. Nielsen said TV ownership in rural areas looks set to exceed 99 per cent this year. A Nielsen survey found Thais spend 3.49 hours a day watching TV. Soap operas are the most popular content, followed by entertainment, news and mini-series. Bangkok Post

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pace tourism is now a reality for Thai tourists, after Bangkok-based Khiri Voyages was named exclusive Thailand agent for the Space Expedition Corporation (SXC). The first one-hour flight into space is planned for later this year or early 2014, and is priced at B4.2 million. After booking, Thai space travellers will undergo training in the Netherlands, which includes a flight in a L-39 Albatross jet and the unique Desdemona simulator, which generates G-forces of up to 3.3G. The space flight begins on a runway either in the Mojave Desert in California or on the island of Curaçao in the southern Caribbean Sea. The two-seater Lynx jet flies to 58.5 kilometres above earth. The engines are then shut off and the aircraft’s momentum carries it to 103 km above earth where a state of weightlessness occurs. At the highest point passengers can float in the space craft and see the curvature of the Earth.

Private shuttle: The Lynx Mk I will take passengers, one at a time, into space. The Lynx then returns to earth with the space traveller experiencing 4G atmospheric re-entry forces along the way. The jet makes a horizontal landing. The entire trip takes approximately one hour. For the Thai market, the trip price includes the training in the Netherlands and the space journey from the Spaceport in either Curacao or the USA, business class flights from Bangkok to both destinations, transfers, and deluxe accommodation for two people.

The aircraft is made by Californian aerospace company XCOR. SXC is effectively the General Sales Agent (GSA) for XCOR, and has just opened an Asian division, SXC Asia, which in turn has been making agency agreements with local companies such as Khiri. In the past 14 years XCOR has developed and built 13 different rocket engines and built and flown two manned rocket-powered aircraft. The EZ-Rocket, completed in 2001, was the first such

vehicle built and flown by a non-government entity. In 2008 the second, the X-Racer, ending the test program with a record-setting seven flights in one day. Between the two vehicles, XCOR has flown a “piloted rocket operations demonstrator aircraft” 66 times, with 4,000 engine firings to ensure that power is not a problem. The company says that two more “vehicles”, including one capable of going into orbit, are planned for the future.


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ome 80 companies have taken booths for the annual Architect & Engineering Exhibition 2013, which will run from July 25 to 28 on the second floor of the Royal Phuket City Hotel. The show, organised by PIC Phuket Co & Delice Thai Co, and supported by Class Act Media, will feature construction tools and materials, architectural design, and décor items applicable to a wide range of projects. The organisers explain, “With the Thai government injecting huge amounts of money into promoting the tourism industry, the growth of the hotel and tourism sector continues and other projects are under construction including luxury housing projects, yacht marinas and shopping centres. “July is the best time of the year to introduce construction materials and decorative items to the Phuket and Andaman area because it is the low season for tourism business,

Last year’s A&E Expo attracted crowds of thousands over the four days. and most developers of resorts, spas and hotels are currently using the time to build or renovate their properties, with the aim of finishing construction before the next high season start in November.” Promotional discounts of up to 50 per cent will be avail-

able on products from Bosch, Makita and many leading brands, say the organisers, who expect visitors to come from as far afield as Ranong, Phang Nga, and Krabi, in addition to Phuket and surrounding islands. Visitors are expected to

include developers, owners and managements of real estate projects and hotels, architects, engineers, designers and contractors, along with members of the Phuket Real Estate Club, the Chief Engineers Club and the Architects Association.

Exhibits will include construction materials; cooling and heating systems; lighting and fiber optics; indoor and outdoor furniture; pool and spa systems; electrical systems; hi-tech communications and wireless systems; decorative items; pumps, valves and water treatment equipment; kitchen equipment for hotels and restaurants; paints and coating; flooring and wood; engineering tools and equipment; chemicals; cleaning equipment; ceramics and bathroom accessories; sound and lighting systems; auditorium equipment; alarm systems and security cameras; control and intelligent home systems; lock and key systems, safes; fire extinguishers; measuring instruments; cable and satellite TV systems; publications; internet services and web designers. The show will be open from 11 am to 7 pm each day. For more infor mation call 076 217 199 or visit picphuket.com.

Thai London A380 plan delayed a year PLANS BY THAI AIRWAYS International (THAI) to begin flying the A380 superjumbo jet airliner to London in December have been set back by at least 11 months. THAI confirmed the delay in a low-key press release posted on its UK website: “Thai Airways regrets to announce that due to important technical modifications, the A380 will not be able to commence its operation on the HeathrowBangkok route as planned from Dec 1, 2013. “Tentative operational date has been set on Oct 30, 2014.” According to the airline, the blow to THAI operations is the fault of the manufacturer, Airbus, which must modify the wing tips to prevent cracking. The assembly line delay is because of what Airbus calls “wing rib feet modifications”. The company hopes the design and assembly changes will prevent further problems with cracks in the wings. THAI took delivery of its first A380 last September, and began using it immediately on flights to Singapore and Hong Kong. THAI has already received four A380s from an order of

six of the long-haul planes. The planes also serve Paris, Tokyo and Frankfurt. The two outstanding deliveries are due to fly to London and Sydney. Because of the delays in the delivery of the next A380, the airline has been forced to acquire several A330 jetliners to ensure services. The overnight flight to London reportedly may switch to an A340-600. Meanwhile, the airline plans to open more routes to Japan, starting October. To take advantage of the introduction of visa-free entry for Thais going to Japan. The airline’s commercial department senior executive vice president, Chokchai Panyayong, said, “Japan has waived visas for Thais and this is an advantage for the airline business. When coupled with a weak yen, travel costs are down between 17 and 20 per cent… it is our plan to open more destinations.” “THAI will open flights to Sendai and Hiroshima with three flights weekly to build the market and then increase to five or more daily by January,” he said. propertyguru.co.sg and Bangkok Post

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Eight Blue Canyon condos up for auction EIGHT CONDOMINIUMS at Phuket’s Blue Canyon Country Club are to be sold as a single lot at auction later this month. Jones Lang LaSalle will be selling the units – which range in size from 262 sqm up to 317 sqm and comprise two-, three- and four-bedroom properties – at an auction in Bangkok on July 31. Andrew Langdon, Executive Vice President for Hotels and Hospitality at Jones Lang LaSalle, said, “The auction of the eight Blue Canyon condominiums represents a rare investment opportunity in one of Thailand’s leading golf courses. “We are seeing strong interest being registered for the property from both local and foreign investors.” The properties come with vacant possession, are part-furnished and have a well-established rental history, according to the agency. Sales literature for the auction says: “Each of the eight condominiums feature views out onto the sprawling splendor of the Canyon golf course, with the Andaman Sea scintillating in the distance. “The condominiums are the perfect investment, combining capital growth, proven rental returns and your own charming tropical home.” propertyguru.co.sg

New airport planned for Myanmar M YA N M A R W I LL G O ahead with a proposed new international airport at Hanthawady, just 50 km from Yangon. Hanthawaddy International Airport will cover an area of 3,924 hectare and will cost around US1 billion to build. Once open in December 2017, it will be able to handle up to 12 million passengers a year, but could be expanded in phases to accommodate 35 million. Its facilities will also be able to support A380s. The project will be undertaken as a public-private partnership or a JV, according to specifications that were drawn up by the Department of Civil Aviation and the Ministry of Transport. TTR Weekly


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INFLATION OR HOT AIR? When governments say inflation is so low why are prices so high? This issue of The Phuket News sees the launch of a new column, The Brazen Bonobo, looking at the mysteries of economics and debunking just about every myth you can think of. Bold and brass-voiced, the Brazen Bonobo pulls no punches.

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he last decade has seen an unprecedented increase in global money supply. Sometimes it is called “stimulus”, sometimes “quantitative easing”, but it all adds up to one thing: governments creating money out of thin air. Sure, we understand there’s a bit of a global economic mess out there. And yes, a little bit of inflation is better than a total collapse of the system. But when the central banks of the world tell us that, despite their printing trillions of Dollars/ Euros/Pounds/Yen, inflation has been kept in check... well, are they telling us the truth? Of course, all central banks wish to see their economies growing and prices stable, but can we keep fuelling growth solely through cheap borrowing, which historically has proven to be inflationary? The jury is still out on that one because the people in charge are, well, in charge, and as decent law-abiding citizens we are expected to trust their judgement. No one believes that their job is easy, but try as they may to do a good job, central bankers very often get things wrong. If they keep interest rates too low for too long they fuel an asset bubble; if they raise rates too far, too quickly they cause a crash when the bubble bursts. All we can do is sit back and pray for the “happy medium”. I am sure you have noticed that prices almost always go in one direction (hint: not down), and controlling that inflation is crucial to the health of an economy, so it is important that it does not get out of control.

But inflation is not like the temperature – you can’t simply check the “inflatometer” outside your window and see that inflation is running at 2.6 per cent. No, we rely on government and central bank economists to tell us what the “inflationary mercury” reads, and we must assume that they are telling the truth. But what if inflation calculations could be changed to depict lower inflation? What if the actual items that comprise the “basket of goods” governments use to calculate inflation were to change, with increasingly expensive items being replaced by ones which are not rising in price? Would this allow the government to manipulate inflation figures? Just as schoolboy might hold a lighter underneath the thermometer to convince his mother he was too ill to go to school, could a government pull that trick in reverse by putting the “inflatometer” in the freezer to convince the world that it really isn’t ill? And more to the point, could they get away with it? Benjamin Disraeli is purported to have said, “There are three kinds of lies: Lies, damned lies and statistics.” Heaven only knows what he would make of official economic data today. The past 40 years have seen such a huge leap in the calculation methodology for inflation that what we are left with is what can only described as a gross misrepresentation of the truth. (A century and a half later, Disraeli is still spot on!) Why are the figures so

Which line on this graph looks more realistic – the official red line or the blue one based on the pre-1990 basket of consumer goods? You be the judge.

skewed? Well, dear readers, what we spend our money on each day is not what the US Bureau of Labour Statistics (BLS), for example, uses to calculate the consumer price index. Which is how we know that the prices of those things we want – not to mention the things we need – are going up in price by far more than the BLS claims that they are. For example, inflation has not been running at 2 per cent a year over the past 13 years – neither in the US, nor anywhere

else in the world for that matter (let’s leave Japan out of this). Your author, gentle creature that he is, normally prefers a more balanced analysis, but in this case he must nevertheless proclaim – in earsplitting tones – that those who propagate this myth are lying. It is very easy to see that – through constant repetition from multiple sources in the media – the lie has become a “fact”. But the “fact” is still a lie. How easy is it to spot the

lie? Well, think about the things you must buy every month – groceries, clothing, fuel, electricity, air travel, or even your Starbucks coffee. All of these are far more expensive today than they were only a few years ago, but none of them are in the CPI. The CPI is supposed to comprise a basket of goods that constitute the main purchases of an average family, but this index currently includes houses, electronics and durable goods, which are bought every five to 20 years. Even the US “core inflation” figures – more widely used today – are not to be believed, as “core” inflation excludes food and energy prices because they are “too volatile”. While they may fluctuate, the general trend of both food and energy prices for the last decade has been upward, at a considerably faster clip than official CPI statistics acknowledge. Interestingly, while food and energy prices have always fluctuated, the US saw fit to include them in the “basket of goods” before their prices began to soar. In fact, there once

was a time when that basket of goods was fixed and not changed to suit the country’s economic circumstances. The chart illustrate this point most eloquently. It shows what consumer price inflation would be today if the BLS continued to track those goods (predominantly food, clothing and energy) which comprised “the basket” before 1990. This date is not chosen randomly, but because a major shift in the calculation methodology occurred in that year. Using the pre-1990 basket, we are actually seeing our cost of living rise by as much as 8 per cent a year (and only once by less than 2 per cent). Yet most governments of the world hold interest rates at levels corresponding to their own imaginary annual inflation calculations of 2 per cent. You will have observed that simple items from the grocery store have gone up in price far more than 2 per cent a year over the past 10 years – much less the last 20 or 30 years. Yet interest rate policy still remains in place to “buoy economic expansion”. Please allow your humble author to translate “buoy economic expansion” into English for you: “Increase prices further.” The Brazen Bonobo offers insights into current affairs and the world of finance, enabling high-net-worth expatriates throughout Asia to stay two steps ahead of the curve. Through meticulous wealth planning, his clients are well placed to profit from today’s erratic macroeconomic trends. For advice on tax mitigation, estate planning, pension transfers (UK), US (IRS-compliant) tax free pensions, or simply a strategy for prospering in the current economic environment, contact the Bonobo at: advice@brazenbonobo.com

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An operatic afternoon with a German touch

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This performance is all about love. It takes a lot of courage to sing these kinds of songs. It’s rather emotional, especially when you get in touch with the beauty of the music, so it’s rather draining when you’re singing with all this emotion

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he sun was out, the air conditioning and music was switched on and a chilled beverage was in hand, but it was a Saturday afternoon with a difference on June 29. This was mainly because German Opera singer Juliette Mairoux, alongside Russian pianist Viktor Platkov was performing the music live, in Juliette’s home in Chalong. Taking a break between the show that included classic French, German, and Italian numbers, alongside more contemporary show tunes from Cats and the Disney movie Pocahontas, Juliette explains how she – a young German woman discovered opera, or rather how it discovered her. “My grandmother always used to sing around the house, but I suppose I started becoming interested in opera rather late – when I was around 22 – in Turkey of all places. Opera was never in my interest to begin with, but after a while I got into it. My husband is Turkish and we lived in Turkey for eight years. In fact I was ‘discovered’ there by a Dutch Opera singer.” Despite the discovery, last month’s show is actually one of the first that Juliette has done. “The irony is that although I attended a conservatoire (college of music and dance) in Turkey, as a foreigner I couldn’t play in any of the opera houses, because it is notoriously difficult to get a work permit.” It is Juliette’s hope that the recently forged relationship with Mr Platkov – which began when they met while recording their own solo CDs at Legends Music studio in Phuket – will lead to performances in the finest ball rooms in Phuket hotels, and from there, the finest opera houses in the world. The Saturday afternoon’s performance was videoed with the expressed purpose of helping the pair on their way. Juliette explained that the performance was also about something that is close to everyone’s hearts. “This performance is all about love,” says Juliette. “It takes a lot of courage to sing these kinds of songs. It’s rather emotional, especially when you get in touch with the beauty of the music, so it’s rather draining when you’re singing with all this emotion.” Juliette and Viktor played exceptionally well together, and their performance was rousing, touching, and indeed a pleasant way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Let’s hope the hotels and restaurants on the island ensure that there are many more to come.

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Granddaughter puts Picasso muse nudes on show

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s a child, Pablo Picasso’s granddaughter Marina often found herself shut out of his sumptuous Cannes villa “La Californie”. Four decades after his death, the gates of the house she inherited, along with thousands of his art works, are always promptly opened to visitors. “Living in this house, unconsciously perhaps it’s a way of recapturing lost time in a place where we were once excluded,” says Marina, who for many years struggled to accept ‘an inheritance given without love’. To mark the 40th anniversary of Picasso’s death this year, Marina has opened up her private collection to help stage an exhibition exploring the recurrence of nudes in the great Spanish artist’s work. “Picasso, Nudity Set Free” features 120 works. Around 90 come from Marina’s collection, some of which have never before been on public display. But Marina, who was in her early twenties when her famous grandfather died, is

matter-of-fact about the loan. Marina and her elder brother Pablito’s childhood was punctuated by rare and unhappy visits to see their grandfather, who spent most of his life in France. Born in 1950, Marina is the daughter of Paulo Picasso, son of Picasso, and his first wife, Russian ballerina Olga Khokhlova. Marina grew up in poverty despite her illustrious lineage and Paulo, an alcoholic, died in his fifties two years after the artist. “He was always a bit the toy of his father. He was never able to grow up,” she says. As an adult, Marina underwent years of therapy and poured her painful childhood memories into her 2001 memoir “Picasso: My Grandfather”. “At the beginning, I couldn’t bear to see his paintings. It took me a lot of time to make the distinction between the artist and the grandfather,” she says. “He was not a real grandfather, or a benevolent father (to Paulo)...”

The legacy of childhood rejection took a terrible toll on Pablito. Following Picasso’s death at the age of 91 in April 1973, he swallowed bleach after Jacqueline refused him permission to see his grandfather. He died three months later. But if Picasso’s grandchildren suffered as a result of their relationship with him, the fate of his muses – bronze busts of whom dot the villa – was equally tragic. Marie-Therese Walter hanged herself. Jacqueline Picasso shot herself. Dora Maar suffered depression and became something of a recluse. Marina’s grandmother Olga died in Cannes in 1955 unvisited by her estranged husband. “He loved women and used them in order to be creative,” she says flatly. Four decades on, Marina has tried to overcome the bitter legacy of the past. “Picasso, Nudity Set Free” runs until October 27 at the Centre d’art La Malmaison at Cannes. AFP

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Left: Denis Rochel, the Director of the Alliance Francaise of Phuket; Above: Denis with Mathieu Haurant, a French teacher at the school.

Celebrating Bastille Day in Phuket Jody Houton editor3@classactmedia.co.th

There are 1,000 officially registered French citizens in Phuket, but the French embassy estimate the actual number to be around double that

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his Sunday, more than a thousand French residents will celebrate Bastille Day in Phuket. For those unaware, Bastille Day is the French national holiday, and represents the beginning of the French Revolution. The storming of the Bastille (a prison) by the French people in 1789, signified a shift in power for the country, away from absolute monarchy and towards a democracy. The monarchy in France was later officially and completely abolished in 1870. This is just one of the things that the Phuket branch of the Alliance Francaise – an international organisation that dates back to 1883 to promote French language and culture around the world – teaches its 1,000-plus strong student body around this time of year. Denis Rochel has been the Director of the Phuket branch, in Phuket Town, for 10 years, yet has worked there teaching French language and culture for more than double that. It’s a job he says keeps him extremely busy. “What else do Thai students know about France?” ponders Denis. “They don’t really know much. When they think about France, they think football, Eiffel Tower and baguettes – little else.” There are more than 1,200 Alliance Francaise centres in the world in 138 different countries, with a large number in South America. There are four Alliance Francaise centres in Thailand – in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Phuket. Although clas-

sified as local Thai institutions, the centres are financed by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Phuket branch of Alliance Francaise has been open since 1988, when it was officially opened by the then-French ambassador. Back then the office was at the Saphan Hin Community College, but it moved to its current residence in Phuket Town in 1990. Ever since then Denis and the teachers there have been doing much the same thing – teaching French in local schools, putting on events and promoting the French culture – but nowadays, it’s to a much grander scale. Last year, 1,154 students were enrolled and learning French at either one of the four public high schools that Alliance Francaise teaches at, or in the Phuket centre itself. This is a major jump from the relatively low figure of 187 students in 1993. “Many of our students only begin learning French at 15 years old, and they are taught typically four hours a week – two hours with a native speaker and two with a Thai teacher. This is up to the Thai education system, but if it was me, the children would begin at a very young age.” Children and adults are however also invited to come to the centre at any time, to make use of the extensive library of books (le bibliotheque), DVDs and CDs. There are also French courses at every level available. “We also sit Delf (Diplome d’Etudes en Langue Francaise) and Dalf (Diplome Approfondi en Langue Francaise) exams here, which is the diploma and qualification required to learn in a French university,” adds Denis.

Denis said that what with globalisation and the general meshing of cultures, and with English becoming the international language, the Alliance Francaise’s role in preserving the French language and culture, is, in many ways, more important than it was when it first opened in 1883. For parents of children with French and Thai nationality, the Alliance Francaise provides a much needed and appreciated cultural service, especially the recently launched Saturday morning classes. “Parents love The ‘Club des Mousquetaires’. These are workshops where youngsters are encouraged to learn French and culture in a fun way, through board games, creative workshops, puppets, stories, drama lessons and karate lessons.” Another service provided at Alliance Francaise in Phuket is the only official service of providing translations. As Denis is fluent in written and spoken Thai, he can provide translations of official documents, marriage papers, divorce papers and birth papers, from French to Thai, or English to French. There are 1,000 officially registered French citizens in Phuket, but the French embassy estimate the actual number to be around double that. Almost all of which will be celebrating Bastille Day this weekend, in the inimitable French fashion, with pride, flair and a joie de vivre. Children and adults are free to drop by the Alliance Francaise at any time. It’s open six days a week: Monday 2.30–6pm, Tuesday to Friday 9.30–6pm and Saturday 2.30–6pm.


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Understanding the Learning Pyramid TEACH BY DESIGN Jason Stanley drjasonstanley@gmail.com

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he Learning Pyramid is essentially the real world classroom corollary to the theoretical world of neurophysiology. Therefore, for teachers, even if you have not seen it before, the concepts are likely to be far more recognisable to you from your experience with students in your class than things like conversations about Broca’s area, and the French physician’s theories regarding speech and hearing. We can see by the nodding heads of thousands of teachers that the basic assumptions of the model are correct or very close to correct. When we superimpose the analysis of the brain scan data onto the divisions of the Learning Pyramid, we see that one strongly supports the other.

Listening/Reading

Brain scans show that listening memory is one of the smallest and therefore weakest memory centres in the brain. This supports the information in the Learning Pyramid.

Seeing/Visual

I remember your face, just not your name. This is important because when we look at the next level of the model, we find visual memory gives us much better results than audio memory. Does that match with what we find with the structure of the brain? You bet it does. The visual centre is much larger and therefore stronger than the auditory centre. For more information about brain-based learning and teaching you can contact Jason Stanley at drjasonstanley@gmail. com

Demonstration

Demonstration is said to cause better recall. Intuitively this feels correct: A demonstration typically includes: Seeing the instructor as the instructor does the process Seeing the physical procedure of the process

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Listening to the instructor as the process is explained In regards to learning, the ability to see the instructor can be as important as seeing the actual physical process, because when we watch someone we interpret huge amounts of added information. For example, a chemistry teacher demonstrates mixing chemicals. Even if the chemicals are completely inert and even if the teacher does not say a single word about the danger of mixing chemicals, the message of the white coat and goggles is caution.

continued practice is boredom from rote application. Who wants to do rote memorisation? Do you? I certainly don’t, not even when I am interested in the results.

Teach Others

The next level in the Learning Pyramid includes the student becoming active in discussing the items learned. When discussion is involved, there has to be speaking engaging Broca’s area of the brain and thought engaging frontal lobes are engaged all going through the central processor of memory. Therefore the amount of the physical brain involved is greater as well as the number of places in the brain that is engaged, causing the interconnections from centre to centre to be heightened. Do ‘heightened’ interconnections in the brain make a difference? You tell me. I know personally the best way to get through a tough subject in college was to join a study group.

The idea that if you want to thoroughly learn something, you need to teach it. This theory dates back at least 2,000 years when Nero’s teacher and author Seneca wrote Docendo Discimus or “We learn by teaching.” Teaching goes beyond memory and learning as it requires the explanation of what was learned so that the listener understands the teacher. To learn something does not require it to be remembered. And, conversely, to memorise something does not require it to be learned. We learn something only to forget it a few days later. We see students memorise a list of facts without the foggiest idea of what those facts mean. However, to teach something requires both memory of the data and learning of what it means or how it happens. If a student can rephrase a statement, concept, or process given by the teacher, such that another student can understand it, the teaching student is far more likely to know that information at a later date.

Practice

Passive/Active Learning

Group Discussion

The fact that practice (repetition) works is not a surprise, but why and how to best use it are good questions for the busy teacher. We know it’s easier to remember information that is attached to something we already know. All of your students can remember the information, if they want to. For example, a rap song may have a rather long story line with little repetition, yet many high school students know all the words. This points out that the greatest barrier to memory is not capacity or content. It is not novel or unique information versus very familiar information. The greatest barrier to memory is interest and engagement. The trick is to keep the student engaged without letting him/her get to a place of boredom and active disinterest. That is, teach without allowing your students to switch off. Good News, ABBLAT methodology does just that. The biggest problem for

Passive learning is when the student is receiving the information from the teacher. The student is not required to do any activity other than pay attention (possibly take notes) and learn. Participatory learning is when the student is required to actually do something with the information the teacher has provided. It is the doing that in all cases causes the brain to recycle the information in multiple ways, causing the information to be embedded in more parts of the brain. What have we learned from looking at the Learning Pyramid? I think the greatest insight is that what makes sense intuitively on the learning pyramid tracks perfectly with the hard data coming from the scientific community of neurophysiology and other areas of brain-based learning science. Bottom line: Using participatory teaching methods to get your students involved in participatory learning is a winning proposition.


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‘Think’ about your health Ron Veldhuis editor@classactmedia.co.th

So by combining Eat, Move and Think with these easy to follow tips and actions you will very quickly begin to notice results and feel better. Lets face it this is all common sense really and by working together you always get a better result. I really invite you to just try it, really just do it!

Ron Veldhuis is a workplace trainer and motivator, a peak performance coach and an expedition leader. Contact him at ronveldhuis@live.com. The opinions and advice contained in this column are those of the author only. The Phuket News is not responsible for the outcome or results of following any advice in any situation.

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i and welcome to Part Three: Think! The third and final step on how to feel super in just three easy steps. How did you go with the Moving part? Did you add a few of the simple easy tips to your workouts? I know it almost sounds ridiculous and too good to true with such simple relatively easy and common sense actions and steps – I was also very skeptical and believed that in order to be fit and healthy you must train at least three hours a day and it must always hurt and you must eat only healthy, relatively bland foods and rest and recover. Fortunately now much more is known about better training techniques. In fact, it has now almost gone the other way with many believing the ridiculous promises that you can be super fit and healthy just by exercising for ten minutes a week and plugging yourself into an electronic gadget to get a six pack. So hopefully in this final article you will find some really easy and useful tips for how to train smart and ‘train with your brain’. This part is so underrated and often completely ignored. Often the thinking part never really comes into play until it really has to. For example I have had many clients come to me who trained really hard and long and did the right thing with nutrition but still made only relatively small progress over a period of years with and without good trainers. It was then I discovered the vital missing ‘ingredient’ for them - the most powerful tool you have at your disposal right now and any time – all champions use this and all super successful business giants too. Some try to make it a big ‘secret’ or long process but the simple truth is you must have absolute clear and total belief in your expected outcome – if you don’t you will simply not achieve your outcome. You have absolute and total control over what you choose to think; it is your thoughts that create your result, your outcome and your life experience The key here is your level of belief. So for example if you are going to the gym and you workout with the belief you can achieve your – albeit vague and not well defined – desired result, it will come as no surprise to you that that is exactly what you will get – a vague and not well defined result and outcome. So in terms of ‘Feeling Super’ you must have a very clear vision of your specific outcome and result, you must know exactly what this is, how it feels, what it looks like and how good you feel when you have achieved it. Of course this varies hugely from person to person and depending on your current ‘state’, it may take lon-

HEAVYWEIGHT CELEBRITY CHEFS LOSE IT Shanghai celebrity chef Eduardo Vargas (right) will be finishing his one month weight loss programme and leaving Thanyapura this Sunday, more than 10 kgs lighter and fitter for the experience. Eduardo was joined for a week by fellow chef, Hong Kong-based Harlan Goldstein (left), who decided to take a leaf out of Eduardo’s book and drop by for some health and relaxation.

Above: Ron with his dog and ‘excellent training companion’. ger to actually happen, but one thing that is common to us all is that it begins with a thought and then becomes a feeling which drives you to take action and give you the end result. It is sometimes easier to compare this to the cycle of a butterfly life. It starts with an egg, then larvae, cocoon and finally leads to taking flight. These four steps are similar to the process from thought to manifestation. In terms of your physical process and wellbeing it is very important that you first have a very clear committed and focused thought on your result outcome and goal. In order for you to succeed in your final goal and ‘take flight’ you must have this thought very clearly in place, ideally all the time in some shape or form (so it becomes an automatic habit and thought).

HEALTH 5 IN BRIEF Dengue fever to surpass 100,000

The Public Health Ministry of Thailand has launched a campaign against the dengue fever outbreak as the number of patients looks set to surpass 100,000 this year. The disease is spreading in the northern part of Thailand especially. Peak times for the outbreak is during the rainy season – between July and August. Patients with two days of flu-like symptoms are advised to seek medical treatment.

Closure of public toilets increases health concerns

The decision to close four out of 10 public toilets in the UK over the past 10 years is having serious repercussions on the health of the citizens of the country, say campaigners. The British Stroke Association said that needing the toilet can increase blood pressure. The British Toilet Association said it is a ‘health problem, not just a financial one’.


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Phuket’s bid to be Fin Free Jody Houton editor3@classactmedia.co.th

We tried this 12 years ago and were actually quite successful, so much in fact that people who were benefiting from the shark fin industry tried to sue us

Above: Children’s anti shark fin postcards; Above right: Steve Galster delivers his speech.

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ore than 30 hotels from around Phuket joined a Fin Free Campaign - aimed at removing shark fin soup from all hotel and restaurant menus on the island - on July 5 at the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort. Although far from a significant percentage of hotels on the island, it is Steve Galster’s, Director of Freeland, hope that this may lead to further Phuket hotels and restaurants presenting a united front about their opposition to shark fin soup. The 30 hotels present at the event do not offer shark fin on their menu, and it is hoped that their stance will encourage those hotels that do offer it, to stop. “We started in February with just three hotels and up till today we had 30 hotels signed up, mainly in the Bangkok area. But we’ve already doubled the number of hotels on-board by our event in Phuket today.” Although this was wasn’t Mr Galster’s first visit to the island, it was the first that time that Freeland – a Thailand-registered NGO, concerned with preserving and protecting wildlife around the world – had worked with Phuket environmental group SEEK to bring the campaign to Phuket. “Today is all about keeping the sharks in the ocean, many shark species in Thailand waters are 20 per cent of what they used to be, compared to 50 years ago.” During a talk to hotel operatives, and around 50 interested parties on the island, including Governor Maitree Intusut, he explained that shark fishing – or rather the chopping off of their fins and throwing back into the ocean – is a huge problem, ecologically speaking, as it disturbs the natural food chain. It’s also cruel, and to physically consume sharks is dangerous because shark meat contains high levels of mercury, he believes. As well as the affect on the much-protected image of Thailand tourism, he also said that it would soon have adverse effects in a monetary sense.

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“It affects the diving business in Thailand and Phuket especially, as the dive business is worth around B3 billion a year.” Gov Maitree echoed Mr Galster’s thoughts when he took to the stage later on in the afternoon. This is not the first time that Freeland has attempted to raise awareness of the cruelty and inhumane treatment of sharks in Thailand, however, Mr Galster is hoping that this time, it will turn out much better. “We tried this 12 years ago and were actually quite successful, so much in fact that people who were benefiting from the shark fin industry tried to sue us. Eventually though the court threw the case out.” Mr Galster said that the Thai public perception of wildlife has changed dramatically since then. “Many did not understand what we were doing and why we were doing it. They didn’t understand why we were trying to save ‘Jaws’.” Working on educating the younger generation of Thailand on the ills of the shark finning industry should be paramount said Mr Galster. This was one reason that in the afternoon, children from Cherng Talay Wittayakom School took part in various activities and games aimed at raising awareness of the shark fin industry. The ultimate aim of the campaign, explains founder of SEEK, Sean Panton,

is for Phuket to be ‘Fin Free,’ however he admits the island is far from having such status just yet. “We’re around ten years away from being able to claim that, but when we do, we’ll make sure we advertise and promote that - at the airports, everywhere,” said Mr Panton. A completely different form of marketing that is currently taking place explains Mr Galster, “Shark fin soup is still being marketed towards the Asian market as part of their Thai holiday. There are therefore many hotels and restaurants in Phuket Town that cater to them.” Mr Galster added that the problems caused by the illegal trade of wildlife in Thailand did not necessarily stem from a lack of rules and regulations governing the treatment of wildlife. “The problem is that the punishment for breaking the rules are way too lenient. The maximum fine is $1,200 dollars, so even if trading multi-million dollars worth of elephant tusks, they still will only be fined $1,200 dollars.” It is for this reason therefore that he would like to work on bringing changes among the people who have the choice as to whether to eat, serve and benefit from it, rather than those charged with enforcing the rules. For more information, visit: www.fin freethai.org For information about SEEK, visit: www.myseek.org

Photo: danmilesmedia KEEPING KAMALA CLEAN Governor Maitree Intusut visited Kamala beach on Saturday to witness first hand all of the fine work, including the recently installed recycling units, that the Kamla Green Club is doing in the area. Patong and Mai Khao will be the next to form Green Clubs. The Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Volunteer Network (NEV-Net) were also present.


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THE BIG LIST STRANGE SCAMS

Scams, schemes, cons, rackets, dodges, grifts: human ingenuity for pecunious fraud knows no limits. Some of the victims of these strange scams maybe should have seen them coming, but as showman P T Barnum may have said, “there’s a sucker born every minute”. Original snake oil: The term “snake oil” now means any product or idea of questionable benefit, but it may have first applied to a traditional medicine used by Chinese labourers in the United States. The ointment to cure joint pain, made with the skin of the Chinese water snake, became popular with nonChinese workers, but it was ridiculed by travelling salesmen who wanted to promote their own medicinal products, like radioactive pills to stop dental decay, electrical skull-caps to regrow hair, rejuvenation devices based on “violet rays”, and “child pacifiers” containing opium. Trick hand: Doc Owens was one of the most notorious card sharps of the 20th century, and made a fancy living in the saloons of the giant steamships travelling between England and New York, by fleecing immigrants of their life savings. Doc’s luck almost ran out in 1911 when the ship he was on – the Titanic – hit an iceberg and started sinking. But Doc and a buddy bribed a steward to give them women’s clothing and hats. Suitably disguised, the two swindlers leaped into a lifeboat as it was being lowered, and were later rescued. Gigolo guide: In 2011, three enterprising Spaniards bilked dozens of men out of tens of thousands of dollars by charging them fees to join a registry of gigolos. The scammers put ads in newspapers and magazines offering lucrative rates for men to work as escorts for women. This appeal to male vanity worked so well that they managed to trick almost 200 men into parting with up to $1400 to register for gigolo agencies that didn’t actually exist. In a similar scam in Taiwan, a nightclub owner was accused of charging Taiwanese soldiers to train as male prostitutes – but then claimed they hadn’t qualified, and kept their money. Trust me, I’m a doctor: Christian Eberhard wanted to be a doctor, and wanted to save lives. Unfortunately he didn’t actually have any qualifications, but he signed on anyway at a hospital in Erlengen in Germany using a fake degree from Oxford that he created on his computer printer. Despite spelling “doctor” wrong on his degree, the documents were accepted and he was given a job as a surgeon. He assisted in more than 190 surgical operations, including amputations and 35 critical organ transplants, before he was exposed as a fake. Nigerian Prince: “Hello Sir. I am Mr. Samson Imanatay, the first son of Dr. Jonathan Imanatay, and I am writing to you about the sum of 3.8 million American dollars ...” Almost everyone has received an email that begins a bit like this. Known as a “419” or “Nigerian Prince” scam, the trick is that the recipient has to part with their own money before they get the promised loot. One of the most successful email scams was the case of a Japanese bank director who paid out a quarter of a million dollars of his bank’s money, in the hopes of gaining a share of a fictitious Nigerian airport.

‘Hitler’ chicken ruffles KFC

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chicken takeaway shop in Bangkok using the likeness of wartime Nazi leader Adolf Hitler has become a hit on the internet. An image of the Hitler chicken outlet was posted on twitter by a London visitor to Bangkok, Andrew Spooner, who wrote “Very bizarre Hitler Fried Chicken shop in Thailand. I kid you not. Complete with pic of Hitler in a bow tie.” The restaurant opened about a month ago – and the Thai owners have told curious customers that they named it Hitler because they liked how the picture looked. British expat Alan Robertson, who lives in Bangkok, told The Sun newspaper: “The place opened last month and nobody quite knows what to make of it. I went in for a bite last week and got some fried chicken, which was pretty good, and asked the guy behind the counter why it was called Hitler.” “He just shrugged his shoulders and said the owners had thought it was good image.” The recent internet attention may be good for business – but the restaurant’s branding has now ruffled some big feathers. World fried chicken giant KFC thinks the Chicken Hitler logo is a rip off of their Colonel Sanders logo, and a spokesman told the Huffington Post: “We find it extremely distasteful and are considering legal action since it is an infringement of our brand trademark and

Bangkok’s ‘Hitler’ chicken shop. Photo: Andrew Spooner/Twitter has nothing to do with us.” The British Daily Mail newspaper suggested the restaurant logo is an example of what it calls “Nazichic” in Thailand and other parts of southeast Asia, where images of Hitler have sometimes appeared as cartoonish images on t-shirts and signs – including a giant billboard advertising the resort town of Pattaya in 2009, featuring a picture of the Fuhrer and the slogan “Hitler is not dead” in Thai. In 2011, a group of Thai high school students staged a sports day parade in homemade Nazi uniforms, led by a teenage girl wearing a fake SS uniform and a Hitler moustache. The students and their teachers apologised after an international outcry.

Scam driver held after bumper payout

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Chinese man who crashed a car on average every three days for almost three years in an insurance scam has been arrested and charged with fraud. The 42-year-old man, surnamed Li, made 334 insurance claims in the southern city of Shenzhen between 2010 and May this year, according to local television reports. He typically caused accidents by changing lanes without warning, or by hitting other cars and buses from behind during rush hour, bumping into them slowly to avoid being injured, the police told Shenzhen TV. He then bribed his mechanics to overestimate the damage and made claims for the inflated invoices, which totalled 357,000 yuan (B1.8 million), the report said. Police said that is the largest amount of money ever involved in a car insurance fraud case in Shenzhen.

Police say the driver staged a car crash every three days on average. Photo: Shuets Udono They were tipped off to Li’s activities by several insurance companies who became suspicious that he was making so many claims. The China News Service website said Li used several cars to fool the insurance companies, and repainted them or covered them with stickers

to hide signs of earlier damage that he’d claimed for but hadn’t fixed. Motor vehicle insurance fraud is widespread in China. Last year police broke up a 13 million yuan (B60 million) insurance scam involving 95 suspects who were said to have faked car accidents. AFP

‘Dozy’ commuter survives fall under train

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Czech woman beat the odds this week in the Prague underground when she fell under an oncoming train but then crawled out from between carriages unscathed, police said Tuesday. The young woman – who appeared to be dozing on her feet – fell off the platform into a deep groove between the subway rails, saving her from the impact of the undercarriage zooming by overhead. “A video recording shows that the woman waiting for the underground could hardly keep her balance. She staggered and fell straight onto the tracks,” police spokeswoman Eva Kropacova

said in a statement on its website. “Miraculously the woman stood up, dusted her trousers and walked off,” she said, adding that the woman refused both medical treatment and a breathalyser test, telling police she was “merely tired”. The accident occurred early Monday.

Black-and-white security camera video shows a bystander springing forward to grab the woman, but failing by a whisker. She falls into the track just moments before the train rumbles through. Afterwards a group of men pull her out through the gap between the first and second carriages (pictured). Other commuters have also cheated death in the Prague underground, according to Prague Transport Company spokesman Petr Vorlicek. “There is a dip (between the rails), when you fall in there, the carriage is quite high above you so it won’t hurt you,” he said. AFP


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The island’s newest brunch Alasdair Forbes execeditor@classactmedia.co.th

If you have a seriously hearty appetite, amuse your bouche with sliced duck breast, white snapper with truffles, veal ossobucco or seafood laksa – or all four

Top right, the delicious duck breast cooked by Chef Sathaporn “Moo” Bootmeechai. Bottom right, sweet treats to finish up.

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eaders who like to spend Sundays slowly browsing through a huge selection of food at one of Phuket’s famed brunches will soon have a new option, at DiVine restaurant in the Thanyapura complex, just north of Thalang. The brunch will officially launch this Sunday (July 14) but local journalists were given a preview last Sunday. This, after all, is why we are in the scribbling profession – for the free lunches and brunches (we’re certainly not in it for the money). Given Thanyapura’s reputation for developing healthy minds in healthy bodies, one might suspect that brunch at DiVine would be a bit on the lettuce side. Not so. This is hearty stuff. Okay, so you can go Japanese only and just fiddle with the sashimi, or take a minuscule spoonful of the salmon tartare. But that’s really not the right attitude for approaching a brunch, is it? This is, after all, all you can eat for a fixed price, so restraint must go out of the window. Chef Sathaporn “Moo” Bootmeechai explained that none of the main dishes will be cooked in advance. So, face the selection of fresh beef, lamb or chicken, and choose the cut you desire and how you would like it cooked. Or have a grilled lobster – guaranteed so fresh that it’s still wriggling. Then, while you wait, amuse your bouche with sashimi, wagyu beef or salmon tartare, beef carpaccio or smoked salmon. Slurp down some fine de claires from la belle France with the chef’s vinegar and shallot dressing. Another one please... If you have a seriously hearty appetite, amuse your bouche further with sliced duck breast, white snapper with truffles, veal ossobucco or seafood laksa – or all four. Lubricate the tonsils with red, white, prosecco

or rosé (the chef is still testing varieties). Then devour your meat, delivered straight from the fires tended by DiVine’s 12 cooks. And to top it off, of course, there will be a serious array of sweet stuff filling the chiller across the entire end of the restaurant. And yes, cheese. There are two prices for DiVine’s brunch: non-alcoholic B1,800 (children half-price) and with free-flow wine and cocktails, B2,150 (No, no discounts for children. Shame on you for even thinking of it.) For those who want to gorge but fear they will feel guilty afterwards, Thanyapura are sneakily giving every bruncher a free B600 day pass, valid for use any day during ensuing week, so that you

can atone by doing something desperately physical. Just don’t try it immediately after the brunch. For reservations, call 076 336 000 ext 5070, or email: dining@thanyapura.com

Flying chickens, robot waiters: bizarre dining in the capital

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rom chickens catapulted across tables to meals dished up with a generous portion of sexual health advice, Bangkok is doing a roaring trade in unusual dining experiences. The capital, renowned as much for its commitment to fun as it is for fiery cuisine, has embraced the odd, amusing and bizarre in a bid to lure customers. In the city suburbs, staff at Ka Tron restaurant delight customers by loading cooked chickens into a catapult and firing them across a stage where they are caught on a spike by a waiter riding a unicycle. Despite the pressure that comes with live performance, their catch rate is impressive.

“We have been going 26 years and we have probably fired hundreds of thousands of chickens, but we have only dropped a few hundred,” said restaurant owner Nattaset Rattanapipob. Across town a Japanese restaurant has deployed its own gimmick – two large robots wheel up and down the tables delivering meals to diners. Once the novelty wears off, customers at Hajime can then order the robots to dance. Bangkok has plenty of unique dining experiences including Cabbages and Condoms – which serves sexual health and family planning advice alongside noodles – with the tagline ‘our food is guaranteed not to get you pregnant.’ AFP


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DINING GUIDE 9

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INTERNATIONAL

INDIAN

SEAFOOD

Bodega & Grill

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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

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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

Fill up on mouthwatering Mongolian dishes at the KEE Kitchen this Wednesday. Tuck in to the all-you-can-eat Mongolian Express Buffet by the poolside at The KEE Resort & Spa, Patong from 6.30pm. Only Bt299 per person includes a free smoothie of your choice, plus Free parking at the KEE Resort car park! Call 076 335 888. www.thekeeresort.com

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

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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


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The market on Ranong Rd in Phuket Town is a great way to experience local life on the island, as well as get some good purchases.

Going to the market JAMIE’S PHUKET

Jamie Monk editor@classactmedia.co.th

The central market back in 1999 was an old building, not sure when it was built, but it could have been close to 100 years ago

Read the original version at jamie-monk.blogspot. com. Jamie works at liveaboard dive specialists Sunrise Divers in Karon, 084 626 4646, sunrisedivers.com.

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’d been meaning to explore the big central market in Phuket for a long time. I do like markets – it’s where you see real local life, or at least one side of local life. The main market is on Ranong Rd in the older section of Phuket Town, and when I first came to Phuket in 1999, my first few nights in Phuket were spent there. The central market back then was an old building, not sure when it was built, but it could have been close to 100 years ago. I never went inside. The smell was offputting. This was an old, old, place with old, old smells. Thankfully, the old central market was finally demolished about five years ago, and a new one built which finally opened in 2010. There are of course local markets all over Phuket island, but the main market is still in Phuket Town. You can’t park on the road near the market, it’s full of stalls and small shops and local buses and things being loaded and unloaded. I parked on Krabi Rd near the Thai Hua Museum, as just west of the museum is a very handy alleyway that cuts through two blocks direct to the market. And it’s a busy little alleyway! I hung around for 10 minutes to take a few photos. Big pick up trucks were squeezing through, heading out from the market, with only a few inches to spare on each side. These streets were not built with a Toyota Hilux

Fish for sale at the downtown market. in mind! Phuket Town has a lot of little shortcuts, and this is one of the most useful. Approaching the market down this narrow street, you first come to an outdoor market area. The streets around the main market building are full of colour, with stalls selling fruits and vegetables, and people loading vehicles with baskets full

The local buses stop right by the market.

of bananas, papayas, oranges, pineapples, and coconuts. The streets in this area of course get a bit scruffy, but help is at hand. The market area keeps itself as tidy as possible. I saw several people hard at work inside and outside. The alley leads right to the entrance of the central market, though of course you


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All the herbs and spices you could ever need. can also get there along Ranong Rd. I had originally intended to get there earlier, but it was after 10am, and already hot with the sun high in the sky. It would be better to get there a bit earlier for photos and to avoid the heat. I wandered inside. The main entrance has several sets of stairs leading to three different levels. There are signs in English, which is very helpful for non Thai-speaking market enthusiasts. I like to find a place to watch people coming and going. Markets are great for people watching. The egg man arrived with a pick-up full of eggs, and he took repeated journeys between truck and market stall. Down all those steps. With all those eggs. It’s all about balance. Most of one floor seems to be all about meat of various kinds. Phuket of course has plenty of seafood available. Our family eats lots of fish, but it would take a fair sized family to manage one of the fish from some of these stalls. Most local markets in Phuket also sell fish, prawns, squid and shellfish. The people of Phuket, Phang Nga and Krabi have long been fishing folk. As a diver I wish they’d fish a bit less in some areas, but seafood is a traditional staple for locals and in-demand from tourists so the fishing industry remains strong. The fish and seafood stalls need ice. Fresh seafood is great. Old seafood is a disaster. I had to dodge out the way of the ice men several times. Buckets full of ice arriving to keep those fish cool. Any market anywhere is a riot of colours, smells, people, and things you don’t get “back home”. Thai

cooking is more about the herbs, spices and special blends of ingredients that can be added to dishes. You get a wonderful variety of tastes. I saw stalls selling dried chilli, dried shrimp, and dried fish, while another had several different curry pastes for sale, the magic ingredient in Thai curries. People do sometimes make their own curry paste, but it’s actually not that easy, and most people buy the curry pastes from a specialist in the local market. Outside the market on Ranong Rd is where local buses are found, destination anywhere! It’s a shame that Phuket does not have a comprehensive public transport system. You can get a bus from Phuket Town to all over the island (and back again). But from Karon to Patong beach? From Patong to Surin Beach? No bus. Only taxis and tuk-tuks. I hope that will change. From the market, buses can take you to Sarasin, where you find the bridge to the mainland, while others head off to the northeast coast to Bang Rong, where there’s a great floating restaurant in the mangroves. The old central market in Phuket Town is still the centre of Phuket for local people. This is not at all a tourist market, this is the centre of Phuket life. A traditional market with fresh produce has to compete with supermarkets, and Phuket has a lot of these now, mostly opened in the last 10 years, but the local markets seem as busy as ever, a great place to get a taste of the real Phuket.

Just west of the Thai Hua museum is a handy alleyway that cuts through 2 blocks direct to the market.

The small shortcut alleyway to the market.

Thai cooking class

with guest chef Ms. Ann Suriyong Chef Ann has travelled the world teachin g Thai cuisine at her various restaurants. A learning experience that will capture the true essence of Thai culture: food, sharing and fu n Thai Culinary Workshops from 10am - 2pm Baht 2,200++ per person per clas s inclusive of lunch, a Boathouse apron, recipe and certificat e

Workers carry large crates of fresh meat and produce around the market area.

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IN BRIEF

WWF Wrestle Mania: The Arcade Game

Apple hits iWatch trademark snags

Apple is facing trouble on the trademark front because other companies in the US, China, and Europe claim ownership over the iWatch name. Apple’s rumoured smartwatch would be capable of communicating with a user’s smartphone, and Apple has applied for trademarks worldwide. But several companies already own rights to the iWatch name, including Probendi (United Kingdom), OMG Electronics (United States), and up to nine different businesses in China. In 2008, Apple paid US$60 million (B1.8 billion) to a Chinese company for the iPad trademark.

Steam gets ‘Final Fantasy VII’

Users of the cloud-based gaming service Steam can rejoice at the news that Final Fantasy VII is now available for purchase. An updated version of the game is available for download at the price of US$11.99 (B360). The updated PC game feature 36 new achievements to unlock and users can now ‘Cloud Save’ a session and continue the game on a different computer. .

‘Ninja Storm’ DLC announced

Namco Bandai announced last week that they will release an updated “Full Blast Edition” of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 for all systems. The updated game, originally released in April 2013, will be available for the for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and on PCs through Steam. The downloadable update will feature 100 new missions, a new story chapter, and a new playable character, as well as 38 character costume additions.

BLAST FROM THE PAST

Contact lenses for D zoomed-in vision

Jean-Pierre Mestanza editor@classactmedia.co.th

Tom Metcalfe editor2@classactmedia.co.th

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n international team of researchers has developed specialised contact lenses that give their wearers the ability to zoom their vision like a camera lens. The new telephoto contact lens has two concentric lenses – the inner one lets light pass through, but the outer lens magnifies the image by almost 3x – about the same zoom as a 100mm lens on a DSLR camera. The lens has been developed to restore sight to older people with age-relalated macular degeneration (AMD), which damages the high-resolution fovea at the center of the retina, but generally the lowresolution outer region (perifovea) still works. Without the fovea, people with the condition can’t

make out fine details, such as type on a page. But the new telephoto contact lenses give people with AMD the ability to make out the details. The main breakthrough is that the new telephoto lenses are just over 1mm thick, small enough to be worn comfortably. An earlier attempt produced lenses that were more than 4 mm thick, too thick for real world use. The super-thin telephoto lens features tiny patterned aluminium mirrors that reflect incoming light four times before focusing it onto the retina. The mirrors also correct for chromatic aberration, resulting in a surprisingly high fidelity image, say the researchers. The contact lens has a polarising filter on the front, and users can switch between normal and zoomed-in vision by putting on a pair of polarising sunglasses, similar to those used to view 3D movies.

Space-bound robot heralds giant leap

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talking robot that will accompany a Japanese astronaut in space this summer says the cosmic tour will be one giant leap for androids everywhere. In a scene straight out of Star Wars, the pintsized KIROBO fielded questions from curious journalists who asked what it was going to do in space. “This may look a small step, but it will be a big stride as a robot,” the black-and-white outfitted with bright red boots told reporters in Tokyo. Its creators said they were sending the robot into space to act as a chatting partner for astronaut Koichi Wakata, who is set to arrive at the International Space Station (ISS) later this year. Wakata will also be the first Japanese astronaut to command the ISS, and tiny KIROBOs will be the first robot to visit the space station.. “KIROBO will remember Mr Wakata’s face so it can recognise him when they reunite up in space,” said creator Tomotaka Takahashi. Standing at just 34 centimetres (13.4 inches) tall and weighing about one kilogram (2.2 pounds), the little android is programmed to com-

municate in Japanese and keep records of its conversations with Wakata. The robot, which has a wide range of physical motion, will also play a role in some missions, relaying messages from the control room to the astronaut, Takahashi said. Back on earth, twin robot MIRATA will be on the lookout for any problems encountered by its electronic counterpart. AFP/Photo: Yoshikazu Tsuno

TOP APPS THIS WEEK

TOP CONSOLE GAMES THIS WEEK 1

The Last Of Us (18+)

PS3

6

Deadpool (18+)

Xbox 360, PS3

1

Limbo (Game)

iOS

2

Animal Crossing: New Leaf

3DS

7

Company Of Heroes 2 (18+)

PC

2

Cloud Print (Printing)

Android

3

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition

Xbox 360

8

Tomb Raider (18+)

Xbox 360, PS3, PC

3

Polomatic (Photo)

iOS, Android

4

Fifa 13

Xbox 360, PS3, VITA, Wii

9

Tomadachi Collection: Shin Seikatsu

3DS

4

QWOP (Game)

iOS, Android

5

BetterHalf (Relationships)

iOS, Android

5

Call of Duty: Black Ops II (18+)

Xbox 360, PS3

10 Injustice: Gods Among Us

Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U

o you remember WWF WrestleMania: The Arcade Game? Released in 1995, this was one of the first wrestling video games that featured only the newer generation of superstars like Shawn Michaels, Bret “The Hitman” Hart, and Razor Ramon. Developed by the same people who created the Mortal Kombat franchise, WWF WrestleMania: The Arcade Game was more of a button smashing game than a pro-wrestling title. The game was cartoonish and stayed away from making professional wrestling seem like anything other than a combat sport. There was no grappling, the moves were exaggerated and unrealistic, and blood was replaced by the character’s symbol (Yokozuna ‘bled’ food while Bam Bam Bigelow bled flames). The characters were much more realistic than many later pro-wrestling games, but the outlandish combos and attacks, such as The Undertaker casting spirits, were clearly a way for the developers to offer a ridiculous alternative to Mortal Kombat. There were only eight playable characters and just two single-player modes. After the game was ported to consoles, publisher’s Acclaim added more multi-player and cooperative modes. In the lineage of pro wrestling games, WWF WrestleMania was clearly not the best. But it represented a significant step forward for the genre and led to WCW vs NWO World Tour in 1997, WCW vs NWO Revenge and WWF Warzone in 1998 - all landmark games that championed quality gaming over aesthetics.

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Jim Carrey apologizes to assault rifle owners

Just shoot me The Lone Ranger

FILM REVIEW Tom Metcalfe editor@classactmedia.co.th

‘The Lone Ranger’ is punishingly overlong: after more than two hours of mostly witless gags and noisy action, it was an endurance test to stay seated until the end

DIRECTOR: Gore Verbinski STARS: Armie Hammer Johnny Depp RUNS: 149 minutes

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he Lone Ranger isn’t just a bad reboot of a cherished TV show – it’s a bad movie on its own account. I admit I didn’t have high hopes going in to the cinema, but my expectations of how bad it would be were trumped by the reality. The movie is a product of the team that delivered the hit Pirates of the Caribbean series – and the likeness is clear, but not in a good way. Everything wrong with Pirates is worse in The Lone Ranger, from the visual excesses of director Gore Verbinski, to producer Jerry Bruckheimer’s addiction to spectacle, to Johnny Depp simply playing the fool. It’s 1869, and John Reid (Armie Hammer), a greenhorn lawman just out of an Eastern law school, is headed back home to a town in Texas to be the new district attorney. But he’s travelling on the same train as an captive train robber, Butch Cavendish (William Fichtner), who’s chained up next to a Comanche warrior named Tonto (played beneath a caked layer of war paint by Johnny Depp, who establishes early on that it’s possible to overact without changing your expression.) Of course Butch escapes from the train, and our hero John joins his brother Dan and a posse of Texas Rangers to chase him down. But John is the only one left alive when Butch and his gang ambush the posse. Left for dead, John is rescued by Tonto and adopted by a white stallion dubbed Silver (played in this movie, for who knows what reason, by a mare). With a mask cut from his brother’s vest, the newly-deputised “Lone Ranger” and Tonto set off to foil the bad guys. Although this meant to be a comedy, there’s really only joke, and it’s never very funny: it’s cowboys and Indians, geddit? The dialogue is obvious and too modern, except when it’s the mock pidgin that Tonto speaks with. The script is a mish-mash of hip oneliners, cowboy clichés and a plot that tries to be clever and complex but is just distracting and tiring. There is no suspense and there are no surprises, only plot twists that announce

SFX Coliseum Phuket (Central Festival) Despicable Me 2 (3D/E) [G] 11:10, 12:10, 13:20, 14:20, 15:30, 16:30, 17:40, 18:40, 19:50, 22:00 Journey to the West (DT/E sub) [13+] 20:50 The Lone Ranger (D/E) [13+] 11:00, 13:40, 16:40, 19:40, 22:35 The Lone Ranger (D/F) [13+] 12:30, 15:30, 18:30, 21:30 Odd Thomas (D/E) [15+] 17:25, 22:10 Pacific Rim (T) [TBC] 11:00, 13:50, 16:40, 19:30, 22:20 Rue Doo Ron Nan Chan Tai (T) [15+] 11:35, 13:35, 15:35, 17:35, 19:35, 21:35 Sarawat Mha Ba (T/E sub) [18+] 12:00, 14:30, 17:00, 19:30, 22:00 World War Z (T) [13+] 11:50, 14:20, 16:50, 19:20, 21:50

Actor Jim Carrey, who spoke out against gun violence after a series of deadly shootings in the United States, has apologized to assault weapon rights defenders for insulting them. Carrey had tweeted a series of insults at gun rights supporters, and last month announced he would not promote his new film Kick-Ass 2 because he now thought it was too violent. But this week Carrey took a different tack: “Asslt rifle fans,I do not agree wth u,nor do I fear u but I do love u and I’m sorry tht in my outrage I called you names.That was wrong,” the Canadian-born actor said in a Twitter posting. Minutes later, Carrey tweeted “Btw I don’t need a crisis mgr, just a conscience. Calling ppl names is inappropriate but my position on assault weapons hasn’t changed.” AFP

‘Despicable’ sequel crushes box office rivals

themselves well in advance. Depp’s role involves him wearing a dead crow on his head and occasionally trying to feed it bird seed. Hammer has been directed to act like a witless fop, but he can shoot and ride like a seasoned frontiersman. The rest of the cast act mainly with their wigs and beards, as they did in the Pirates movies. Other peculiarities include the plot centering around the completion of the transcontinental railroad – which happened in Utah, more than a thousand miles from the Lone Ranger’s home in Texas. Some of the film’s best scenery is in Monument Valley – which also happens to be in Utah, and not Texas. Verbinski’s direction is big and splashy without delivering excitement or thrills. The large action set-pieces at each end of the film, which both feature a catastrophic train crash, defy both physics and any sense of drama. The movie is also punishingly overlong: after more than two hours and twenty minutes of mostly witless gags and noisy action, it was an endurance test to stay seated until the end, and when the last doomed train came steaming down the tracks, I knew I’d seen it all before: Hi-Ho Silver, Away!

Despicable Me 2, a sequel to the 2010 animated blockbuster, crushed its competition at the box office over the July 4 holiday weekend in the United States. The comedy, starring villain-turneddoting-father Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) and his little yellow minions, brought in a massive $83.5 million (B2.5 billion) in its Friday through Sunday, and 142 million (B4.3 billion) since its July 2 premier for the long US holiday weekend. The film brought in more than double the three-day weekend earnings of its closest rival, The Lone Ranger. The new release starring Johnny Depp as the lawman’s sidekick Tonto debuted with only $29.2 million from Friday (B875 million), and made $48.7 million (B1.46 billion) over the long weekend. Third place went to buddy flick The Heat starring Sandra Bullock as a talented but haughty FBI agent and Melissa McCarthy as a roughand-ready Boston cop, with $24.8 million (B745 million). AFP

US BOX OFFICE TOP 10 Film

Gross

1

Despicable Me 2

$83.5M

$143M

2

The Lone Ranger

$29.2M

$48.7M

3

The Heat

$24.8M

$96.3M

4

Monsters University

$19.7M

$216M

5

World War Z

$18.4M

$159M

6

White House Down

$13.5M

$50.5M

7

Man of Steel

$11.4M

$271M

8

Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain

$10M

$17.4M

9

This Is the End

$5.87M

$85.7M

$2.85M

$110M

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SFC Jungceylon Phuket (Patong) Despicable Me 2 (3D/E) [G] The Hangover III (E) [15+] The Lone Ranger (E) [13+] Man of Steel (3D/E) [13+] Odd Thomas (D/E) [15+] Pacific Rim (E) Rue Doo Ron Nan Chan Tai (T) [15+] World War Z (E) [13+]

Weekend gross

12:20, 14:40, 17:00, 19:20, 21:40 21:50 12:30, 15:30, 18:40, 21:40 12:10, 15:10, 20:20 18:10 13:20, 16:10, 19:00, 21:50 12:40, 14:40, 17:20, 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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Snoop Lion and Rita Ora music video released

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he Snoop Lion and Rita Ora music video, filmed at Sri Panwa and around Phuket, has been released on YouTube. The reggae-inspired single, titled Torn Apart, was released on July 1 and already has more than 831,000 views. It features the artists at the Sri Panwa hotel, at the beach, outside a temple, in Phuket Town, and other various locations around the island. Both were in Phuket in January this year to complete filming for the single. View the video at tinyurl.com/ snooprita

Marathon short film month arrives in capital

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inema buffs are in marathon mode in Bangkok right now, with hundreds of films on offer until August 4. The Thai Short Film and Video Festival’s “Marathon Screening” is running Tuesdays to Sundays at the Film Archive Cinematheque at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. Every year, the Thai Film Foundation organises the long-standing short-film festival, and the growing

number of entries – from 30 movies 17 years ago to more than 450 now – has confirmed its popularity and the enthusiasm of filmmakers and viewers alike. For the past decade, the organisers have screened every film submitted to them, regardless of quality or length, in the marathon screening. This is not the regular practice of film festivals around the world, which usually weed out unqualified films before screening the rest.

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WEEKDAYS Breakfast with Sam & Kirsty

7am-11am

The Power Hour

11am-12pm

Lifestyle with Steve Johnston

12pm-3pm

Drive with Jason Wilder

3pm-7pm

Non Stop Music

7pm-7am

SATURDAYS What’s On @ The Weekend

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Phuket News Radio

1pm-2pm

Box Of Neutrals

2pm-3pm

Going Green

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Best of Breakfast with Sam and Kirsty

5pm–7pm

Dance Anthems

7pm-10pm

Saturday Night Fever

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SUNDAYS Non Stop Music

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What’s On @ The Weekend

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Weekend Brunch

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Phuket News Radio

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Mellow Moments with Andy Saunders

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Sunday Night Chill

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Non Stop Music

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This year, the marathon sessions will feature more than 450 films from film students as well as the general public. Screenings takes place on weekdays from 5.30pm to 8.30pm and on weekends from 11am until 8.30pm. Admission is free. After the marathon, the organiser will pick about 50 films for the actual Thai Short Film and Video Festival in August, where awards will be handed out. Bangkok Post

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ongratulations to Dirk Naumann, left, who is B5,000 better off just by listening to Live 89.5. Every month your favourite radio station gives you the chance to win cash if you have one of our bumper stickers displayed on your vehicle. Mr Naumann was this month’s lucky winner. This can be a motorcycle or car as long it has a registration number. If we spot it, you are in the draw. The prize is drawn on the first of every month. These stickers are free – all you have to do is ask us for one when you see us at one of our many sponsored events or at Phuket FC’s home games. Or, you can call into our offices in Kathu and pick one up to be in the draw!

ur weekly programme on Phuket Cable and KPP Cable takes us from the skies to below the seas of Phuket. First, we attended the Fin Free event at Outrigger Laguna to hear from world experts about the problems of long-term consumption of the Chinese delicacy shark-fin soup. Next we head to the skies and the Air Show and Family Picnic at Phuket Air Park, hosted by the local US Navy League to celebrate American Independence Day. A fantastic event for the family with thousands attending. Did you go? Maybe you’ll see yourself in Alice’s report. Phuket FC had a great start to the season but are now struggling with another draw last weekend. See some of the goals scored and hear Steve Johnston’s report on this vital game. Phuket Property is the island’s crystal ball into the dynamic local real estate market. Forget the real estate spin – watch Phuket Property and find out what’s really happening with rentals, property sales and developments.

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Justin Bieber to perform in Bangkok

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ustin Bieber fans in Thailand will be happy to hear the news that the pop superstar will be holding his first official concert in Bangkok on September 26 this year. The concert, part of the Believe Tour 2013, will be the star’s first stop on the Asian leg of his global tour, and tickets are on sale now from ThaiTicketMajor outlets. Musical prodigy Justin Bieber set himself up for superstardom at the age of 12, after posting a video clip of himself spinning hits of Usher, Ne-Yo, and Stevie Wonder on YouTube. Bieber became a superstar at the age of 15 following his debut release, My World, in November 2009. He then followed that with My World 2.0 in 2010 and that same year toured North America gaining overwhelming reactions at every show. With worldwide album sales, Justin has dominated pop culture and social media—more than 43 million Facebook fans and over 40 million Twitter followers. In 2013, Justin was honoured with three more Billboard Awards: Top Male Artist; Top Social Artist; Billboard’s first-ever Milestone Award, selected by fans for musical innovation and ingenuity. Ticket prices for the Bangkok show start at B2,500 and are available from thaiticket major.com.


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Piak Kratiam goes all out for the special event.

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Marine Lucchini, Chawalit “Lek”Ratanachinakorn and Walaya “Noi” Parama.

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS Sanaeha bar in Phuket Town celebrated its 4th anniversary on July 6 with a spectacular carnival themed party at the Yaowarat Rd venue in the island’s Old Town area.

Bank and Nook in their feather costumes.

Ardy looks brilliant in her flower dress.

Weerapong Noipukdee gets into the spirit of the event.

Oak, Neng and Chak dressed up for the occasion.


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HIGH SCHOOL PROM NIGHT HeadStart International School celebrated its prom night on June 28 at the O2 Beach Club in Chalong. The students enjoyed a buffet, joke awards and a laser show, plus music played by DJs from the Gossip Club, Patong.

DIVA ART ON SHOW The Pavilions celebrated the end of a successful art display by artist Surachai ‘Chai’ Sripaiboon with a diva dinner on July 5.

Joanna and Warren were impressed with the art mosaic pieces.

Kob and Helena with some of the art on display.

Nikki Busuttil; Nargis Fakhri; and Zhanel Tyurina, Managing Director of Maikhao Dream Hotels & Resorts.

FAMOUS FACE IN PHUKET Brian Woulfe, Pavilions Guest Relations Manager Simona Chimenti, Dick Kaufman and Pavilions GM Jean Christophe Nager.

Maikhao Dream Hotels & Resorts recently welcomed American fashion model Nargis Fakhri, who spent time relaxing at the resort.


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UP, UP, AND AWAY The USA 237th Birthday Party & Air Show celebrations were held at the Phuket Airpark on July 6-7. Around 3,000 people, including many families, attended the annual event, run by the Phuket US Navy League.

SAYING NO TO SHARK FIN Around 50 people, including representatives from at least 30 Phuket hotels, attended the Fin Free Thailand’s Blue List event held at Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort on July 5, to raise awareness of the ills of shark fin fishing.

HELPING HAND Kelly Lewis, General Manager of Indigo Pearl, and the executive management team gave donations to Baan Lung Pitak children’s home on July 5.

CAPITAL SUNDOWNERS AustCham in Bangkok invited colleagues from the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand (AmCham) to celebrate the US national day on July 4. Sundowners were held at the Sofitel So Bangkok.


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RBFC Thailand 2014 Classic

THE LIONS GO-KART TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS

Sport Fishing Tournament Offshore The Similan Islands

25th

27th February 2014

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

At Phuket Kart Racing, Patak Rd., Chalong 6.00pm - 8.30pm

Huge cash and other prizes to be won!!

Organised by Lions Club of Patong Beach in aid of Eyesight Improvement Programme for children at 3 schools 5 drivers + Team Manager Entry Fee: 6,000 Baht

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!

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 14 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 13

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 15

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.

TUESDAY JUL 16

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 massaged 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 5pm-6.30pm (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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Sirikit, also observed as National Mother’s Artist-in-Residence, Zumba fitness sesDay (Wan Mae Haeng Chart). It is a public sions in Latitude Marquee, theme parties and more. And a popular return attraction holiday. for the youngsters at this year’s Festival be the Kidz Fun Zone, serving up afWED AUG 21 - TUE AUG 27 will ternoons 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.

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS SATURDAY JULY 20

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.

SUNDAY JULY 28

Phuket Racing Go-Karts Circuit 2013 Electric Beach Bingo Inspired by the youth bingo movement spreading across the world, Electric Beach Bingo will combine getting your groove on with unleashing a guilty pleasure! Music will be provided by DJ Nemo Cools who will spin tunes between rounds of bingo and prizes. Admission is free and on arrival you will be given a pack with rules and bingo cards to get you started. It’s bingo but not as you know it! www.xanabeachclub.com.

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.

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 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.

EVERY DAY

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.

TUE JULY 30 - THU AUG 1 Traditional Sunday Roast Angus O’Tool’s Karon Beach

Asalaha Bucha Day

THU JUL 25 - SUN JUL 28

Por Tor Festival

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.

MONDAY JULY 22 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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Social Media Marketing Workshop 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.

MONDAY AUGUST 12 HM the Queen’s Birthday Commemorates the birthday of Queen

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, three fresh vegetables, Yorkshire pudding & gravy. Only 320 Baht, which includes a free glass of house red or white. Opposite Centara Karon Resort. See: www.otools-phuket.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

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 attractions planned include art classes with

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This week in history

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1:200,000 The statisical chances that you will be murdered.

250

Number of people who have fallen from the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

91

Average number of squirts from a cow’s udder needed to yield a litre of milk.

2.44

Length in metres of the index finger of the Satue of Liberty. The storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789, as painted by Jean-Pierre Houël. The date is clebrated as France’s national day.

■■ July 12, 1543 King Henry VIII of England marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr, at Hampton Court Palace. ■■ July 13, 1919 The British airship R34 lands in Norfolk, England, completing the first return journey across the Atlantic by an airship. ■■ July 14, 1789 Citizens of Paris storm the Bastille, the fortress that symbolised royal power in France, sparking the French Revolution. ■■ July 15, 1815 Napoleon Bonaparte surrenders to the British after losing the Battle of Waterloo. He is exiled to the island of Saint Helena, where he dies in 1821. ■■ July 16, 1661 The first banknotes in Europe are issued by the Swedish bank Stockholms Banco. (China had issued the first paper notes about 600 years earlier.) ■■ July 17, 1955 Disneyland is dedicated and opened by Walt Disney in Anaheim, California, at a party attended by 28,000 people, half of them holding counterfeit tickets. ■■ July 18, 1969 After a party on Chappaquiddick Island, Senator Ted Kennedy drives his car off a bridge. His passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, dies.

Crossword by Myles Mellor & Sally York

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from Philly 50. Bypass 52. Journal 54. A soft touch brings relief? 62. Mythological ferryman 63. Cunning 64. Popular Serbian folk singer 65. Gunks 66. Broke off 67. Experienced 68. Brickbat 69. Check 70. Reno calculation Down 1. Primatologist’s study 2. Mouthful 3. Cigarette brand 4. Bundle 5. Long bone 6. Back talk 7. Hunts 8. Establishes 9. Diacritical marks 10. Israeli port city 11. Fully cooked 12. Agitated state 14. Live peacefully together 20. White wine

aperitif 21. Start of a refrain 24. Jolting therapy, for short 25. Wrap 26. Black tea 28. Buck passers? 30. Mawkish 31. A-list 34. J.F.K. overseer 35. Says “When?” 38. Poisoning from tainted grain 39. Mosque officials 40. Gave way 41. Bother, with at 46. Feudal sovereigns 48. Excessively 51. Jeer 53. Ptychozoon 54. Musical pieces 55. Carbon compound 56. Ancient colonnade 57. Fries, maybe 58. Posited Big Bang substance 59. E-mail, e.g. 60. ___ coffee 61. Hebrew letters

Answers to this week’s Pop Quiz: 1. November; 2. In his bath; 3. Joseph-Michel and Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier; 4. Douglas Engelbart; 5. Tibet.

1. In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution? 2. Where was Jean-Paul Marat when he was assassinated? 3. Who made the first manned hot air balloon flight? 4. Who invented the computer mouse? 5. In which country is the Potala Palace? Answers at the foot of the page.

Across 1. Middle ___ 5. Federal org. 9. June honorees 13. Pull partner 14. ___ Boothe Luce 15. Clickable image 16. “Someone ___” (2006 movie) 17. Attack 18. Swiss painter Hans 19. Site of illicit bar for the leisure class? 22. Jam 23. Deodorant brand 24. Second sight 27. Unburdened 29. Out of style 32. Taiwanese girl group 33. Chesterfield, e.g. 36. Sparsely populated North Dakota city 37. Simply relax? 42. Contemptible one 43. “The Open Window” writer 44. Factor XI (abbr.) 45. OK, in a way 47. Undertake, with “out” 49. Az ___, R&B group

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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

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Luxury 3 Bedroom Pool Villa: Located 4 km from Layan

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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.

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

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

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.

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.

Luxury Villa for Rent: MagnifiBeach Condo, Beach 3 Min. Walk: Spacious 2-bedroom 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.

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.

2Shophouse for lease in Patong: Low Rent! 2 Shophouse - 2 flrs. Can make business ground floor. Huge 2nd floor fully furnished as 2 bed apartment with private bathrooms. Includes furniture. Big kitchen and living area. 084 189 7696.

Freehold 2 BR in Kathu: New renovated & decorated, Large living room, Fully furnished, Shower & Jacuzzi, Mature gardens with waterfall, Security. Because of sickness NOW 3.25 MB. Call: 087 877 2320, 084 854 9889.

Bungalow for rent B8,000: Nice one bedroom bungalow 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.

3 Bedroom House for rent: ACG Cricket Ground:

5 Rai raw land behind ACG clubhouse on long lease for compatible sporting facility. alan@acgphuket.com.

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.

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

Refreshing 2BDs Phuket Town: Newly built apartment of 72 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, see Baan PhitakTaweep-phuket.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.

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. Available Nov. onwards. Call 081 4326587, 081 8915602

Business for Sale: Located in 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.

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.

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.

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

Long Term Rental: Accommodation Available: Patong Tower apartment

Luxury Condo Rent/Sale:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

3 Rai Chanote Mangosteen Land: Beautiful square land plot 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.

Ocean Front Villa for Sale: 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, terrace, 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.

Beautiful home in Phuket 5.9m: Spacious open plan home - 4 bedrooms,granite top kitchen,outdoor seating,100" home cinema, LED Lighting system,Tvs,LAN & Audio every room,alarm,3 phase electric. close to Laguna. Call 086 266 2786.

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.

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 storey 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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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 apartment / 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:

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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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Modern Family House for sale: Beautiful 3 bedrooms villa in New Luxury Villa For Sale: 3 Luxurious Golf Villa @ Laguna Village: MUST BE SOLD ! 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

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.

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

Beautiful Naiharn Pool Villa:

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.

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.

Surin Beach Office For Sale: Prime location Sales office/ Hot Price Sale-PuriAnda Villas: New Pool Villa in Rawai 2 Bed/3 Bath, Built-In & Partial fur. Private Pool & Jacuzzi, Sala, 500 m.to beach Price 7.9 mil.Baht with Chanot title Tel.081 691 3029, E: kris.silanachai@ yahoo.com.

Mansion in Town for Sale:

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).

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.

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.

Seaview 1 BDRM New Condo Patong: Stunning seaview,

Double your money in 5 years!: New Year special promotion: Studio in brand new, world class, eastcoast development. Never seen on Phuket; Amazing luxury at real prices. Call 080 882 1377, email: beachpro jects1@gmail.com.

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.

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: Rawai Beachfront Pool Villa for Rent/Sale: Rawai

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

FO R S A L E - K ATA BEACH CENTRE LUXURY 1-BEDROOM APARTMENT 60 SQM. PRICE B2,900,000. LEASEHOLD. INFO: 084 843 8720. EMAIL; thewhite housekata@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.

Furnished House for Sale Phuket Villa 5: 3 bedroom 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.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 peace3 - Bed House - Sale or Rent: Sun Palm Village, Chalong.

Nai 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.

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:

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

Reduced for Quick 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

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:

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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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Waterfront Villa in Boatlagoon: Modern style spacious town2 , 2 0 0 L and , N ai H a r n -B10.9 million for Sale:

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

Apartment for sale in Patong: Apartment for SALE in

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:

BEST SEAVIEW LAND-EVER! www.phuket-land-sale.com

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.

O p p o r t uni t y K no c ks:

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.

Land & House for sale:

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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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F e m a l e C o o k / H o m e m a ke r Wa n t e d: Exceptional conditions for live-in cook /homemaker for semi-retired UK/Canadian businessman. Separate high quality room with shower & T V in high - end re sor t style surroundings. Must speak English. Send resume to bggvirgo@gmail.com.

Telesales Agent Do you want the chance to earn unlimited money?

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.

Mandarin Speaking Staff:

Sea Bees Diving is urgently seeking Mandarin speaking staff for diving & non-diving positions. Please send your CV and photo to holger@seabees.com.

Laguna Holiday Club is seeking Thai telesales consultants for an exciting career in the tourism industry. Ideal candidates will enjoy calling potential guests to book vacations at our resort, and earn highly attractive commissions. Proficiency in English and other languages, e.g. Mandarin, highly desirable.

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Couple Wanted: Thai couple, house & pet care, work and stay at foreigner villa, speak English, no smoking, husband as driver, wife as housekeeper. Contact: aoaphuket@ gmail.com 076 203 010.

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

Good command in English, customer service skills, knowledge in F&B, HK, front office, Knowledge of computer basic skills, own car with driving license, working in Phang Nga -Natai Beach. Candidate send resume to: hr@luxuryvillasandhomes.com. Office: 6/84 Srisoonthorn Rd, Cherngtalay, Thalang Phuket 83110. Call 076 527 633, 087 881 0003.

Sales Staff Wanted:

Phuket. Looking for experienced sales staff for new condo project in Surin. Must be able to communicate in English written and verbally. Being available on short notice is a must. Thai nationals only. Email: luc@phuket-tropicalrealestate.com.

Headteacher/Coordinator wanted: Phuket International is looking for an experienced headteacher / teacher's coordinator. If you have worked in this position before please contact us for more information. Phuket International Kindergarden and School, Chalong. Email: becky201077@gmail. com.

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.

Fulltime, flexible, strong leadership and a good team player. The restaurant has an extensive menu with a focus on pizza, burgers and authentic Thai dishes. See phuket adventureminigolf.com.

Chef Wanted:

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 REPRESENTATIVES Qualifications: ● Thai or Expat. ● Excellent communication and negotiation skills in Thai and English. ● Highly motivated self-starter with a positive attitude. ● Works well under pressure and has a will to succeed.

We offer: ● Competitive salary, bonuses and travel expenses. ● A friendly work environment. ● Social security paid by the company. ● Excellent career progress opportunities. Interested applicants are invited to apply in person or send application with full resume indicating qualifications and experience, expected salary and recent photo to: adminmgr@thephuketnews.com Tel: 076 612 550-2 ext 101

Class Act Media Co., Ltd. 99/7 Moo 1 T. Kathu A. Kathu Phuket 83120 Tel: 076 612 550-2 Fax: 076 612 553

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Document Control Officer: Guest Service Supervisor:

New Club Opening Phuket We are now seeking to fill in the following positions:

Need experienced preschool teacher, 10-14 children. Start immediately, Chalong, 40 hour a week. Send resume to phuketteacher@ yahoo.com.

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.

Sales Managers And Reps Wanted: Club Tropical Asia is looking for experienced Managers, TO’s & Liners for the expansion of our successful operation in Phuket and Samui. Great product and huge growth potential. 084 847 1320 or salesbt@clubtropicallifestyle.com.

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

- VJ / Light technician.

- Promotions Manager.

- IT Technician.

- Head Chef.

- Graphic Designer.

- Assistant Head Chef.

- Assistant / Secretary / Accountant.

- Flair Bartender.

- Head of Security.

- Singer / Dancer / Performer (female). Fluent command of English (speaking / writing). Experience in the field required. Must be hard working, flexible, professional, fun & talented. Thai applicants only.

WE OFFER SOME OF THE BEST SALARIES IN PHUKET…HOWEVER WE ONLY HIRE THE BEST PEOPLE…SO HAVE YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES? Please send updated resume with photo to: clubrecruitmentpatongbeach@gmail.com

JV Opportunity: JV Partner

Sales Consultants Wanted: GB Automobiles is lookNew 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’.

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

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

ing for Thai nationals that are fluent in English, self motivated, with a postive attitude and desire to make above average income. Sales experience preferred but not necessary as full training provided. Contact shoongiat@landrovergroup.net or call 081 938 8693.

Graphic Designer: we are seeking a graphic designer / web developer / photographer. fluent english / full time / afternoon & evening. someone with their own material is preferred. M/F Thai nationals only. Email: vincent@ gossippatong.com.

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.

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’.

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

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

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

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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.

2 Language & TEFL Schools: The schools are very Sale New Boat SR-18 Finished: Only B280,000. Samran 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

5 In 1 Business For Sale:

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.

40FT Steel Cutter Sloop: 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.

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.

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.


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Pa t o n g N ew H o t e l f o r Longterm Lease: 40 rooms URGENT Boutique Hotel for Lease: A small boutique 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.

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

Business for sale 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.

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.

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.

BUSINESS SERVICES

Tile I t: Thalang. 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.

CARS FOR SALE

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.

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

For further info email samos1941@gmail.com. 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.

Bar for sale: Very Busy Mushroom

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.

WRITE YOUR CLASSIFIED PREMIUM: PAY ONCE PER MONTH B2,799+VAT. PAY ONCE PER MONTH WILL RUN ONLINE FOR 30 DAYS AND IN 4 ISSUES OF THE PRINT EDITION PER MONTH.

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

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.

2 Rai, Cherngtalay:

*INCLUDES 1 PICTURE IN THE PAPER AND 10 PICTURES ONLINE.

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.

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Body: 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.

3 Business For Sale:

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.

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.

2 Business For Sale:

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.

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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.

List your classified now at thephuketnews.com POOL TABLES

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

Isuzu Dmax:

Nissan NV 1.6 Pick up:

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.

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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 bad accidents. Top and full option with complete book service and manual. Year:2002,Engine Size: 2000 cc.,Fuel: Petrol.081 818 9696.

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS FOR SALE

Best buy / Best Price!: Phuket Pool Tables offer you the best deals on 2 models of our pool tables, 4’x8’, slate bed, full accessories included, free installation and advise. Come, try, and play before you buy it. Call 081 823 4627.

PET ADOPTION

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: Mercedes E220 For Sale: 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 a big heart and strong legs as I do 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.

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.

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

FunStart:

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.

CHILDCARE

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.

SOVEREIGN “Miami Silver” American Pool Table: Call us about Special Discount 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 084 858 1917.

MOVING & STORAGE

Buds Nursery:

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

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

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.

CLUBS & MEMBERSHIPS

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

Mum & Puppy Need a Home 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. 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.

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. See patana.co.th

SPORTING GOODS & EXERCISE Kite Surf Equipment for Sale: 2 new boards, never used.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Blue Canyon Golf Membership: Blue Canyon Golf Lifetime

Price total 38 million Baht (9.50.000.euro) include chanote and Thai company.

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

For serious interest email: thewhitehousekata@gmail.com for RUSSIAN; Ms. Oxana Email: phuket.lux@gmail.com

Golf M emb er ship for Sale: Loch Palm 500,000 Baht. Buyer pays for transfer. 083 388 5566. Email borst.jg@gmail.com

COOKING CLASS Phuket Cooking Academy:

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.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A NEW HOME

Backgammon: Players Wanted. Tel: 081 577 8443, email: phuketcon nection@yahoo.com

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.

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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FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013

Irish Times upset PC&H win streak FOOTBALL

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ound Five of the Phuket Super 6 soccer league saw a surprise result in Division 1, when the lastranked team beat the league leaders and the leading pack narrowed the gap on Phuket Condos & Homes. Meanwhile the top of the ladder remains tight in Division 2, where a single point separates the top four teams. Division 1 Phuket Condos & Homes v Irish Times: 2 – 3 The shock result of the week as unbeaten PC&H took a fall against the struggling Irish Times team. PC&H were in the lead by two goals to nil at the break, but Irish Times refused to capitulate. They came back to score three goals and inflict the first loss of the season on PC&H. TT Boys v Shakers FC: 1–0 Another intense affair with a single goal in the game. TT Boys took the lead early, and although Shakers pressed for an equalizer they could never find the back of the net. Joy Dive FC v Great Bangkok: 4 – 0 Joy Dive are back in style again after this well-played 4-0 win against Thai team Great Bangkok that leapfrogged them on the table. Division 2 Big Apple & Pita v Rose

United: 3 – 1 Big Apple & Pita are equal on points with Rose United after inflicting this 3-1 win on the Division 2 table-toppers.

That’s impressive!

Mr Moo v 9th Floor: 4 – 0 Mr Moo have rejuvenated their season with their second win in as many games. This time struggling 9th Floor took the loss. KTM Phuket v Sovrana Lounge Bar: 4 – 3 Thai team KTM Phuket continued their climb up the table with this close win against Sovrana Lounge Bar. Gang Junior v Phuket Serenity Villas: 3 – 2 Gang Junior closed in on the top teams with this narrow victory against PSH, who have suffered a drop in form recently. Division 3 Nong Ice FC v Daohang FC: 3 – 8 Daohang FC made no mistakes as they continued their winning spree with this decisive win against Nong Ice FC. Bat Fire v Two Chefs: 7 – 4 Bat Fire secured a big win against struggling Two Chefs. Mew FC v Banana FC: 3–2 Mew FC managed a narrow win against table-jumbos Banana FC. Grizzly’s FC v Raumpheun Coffee Club: 6 – 3 Grizzly’s FC consolidated their second-place spot with this win against Raum-pheun.

SURF SPOT Tim Campbell editor@classactmedia.co.th

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Phuket Condos & Homes

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Joy Dive FC

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2

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8

12

3

TT Boys

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4

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19

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12

4

Great Bangkok

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19

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10

5

Pita Bar Phuketeers

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2

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1

10

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7

6

Shakers FC

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2

1

4

15

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7

7

Irish Times

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1

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4

13

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4

8

Seduction

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0

2

4

13

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2

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Team Big Apple & Pita

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5

1

2

27

8

16

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Rose United

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4

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2

27

6

13

3

KTM Phuket

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4

1

2

24

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13

4

Gang Junior

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3

3

1

23

1

12

5

Phuket Serenity Villas

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3

2

3

31

-1

11

6

Mr Moo

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3

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3

23

4

10

7

Sovrana Lounge Bar

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2

1

5

32

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7

8

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2

6

18

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2

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7

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56

43

21

2

Grizzly’s FC

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5

1

1

27

5

16

3

Mew FC

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3

2

2

19

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11

4

Bat Fire

7

2

2

3

19

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8

5

Raum-pheun Coffee Club

7

2

1

4

23

-9

7

5

Two Chefs

7

2

1

4

25

-12

7

7

Nong Ice FC

7

1

2

4

21

-9

5

8

Banana FC

7

1

1

5

19

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4

Hash House Harriers Run 1429: 4pm Saturday, July 13 Hare: Figjam

Phuket hashers on last weekend’s run in Pa Khlok, where runners and walkers followed a trail through bog holes and a river, concluding with fireworks at the Phuket Airpark.

The most active club in Phuket with monthly events. Retail outlet at Wana Park, Cherng Talay (Manik). To join the club or see our products visit andaman-wine-club.com

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Directions: Manik Dam. Approximately 3.7km west from Heroines monument or 3.7km east from Cherng Talay lights, turn south on the road to Manik Dam and follow for 1.3km. Turn left (HHH signs) and after just 50m left again onto dirt road. Follow signs 1km to the laager. More info: www.phuket-hhh.com

LETS GO TO THE TENNIS: now, you don’t sit at a tennis court and marvel at how well the line markings are drawn. And you don’t go to a football pitch and wonder over how the goal posts stand upright. But you can sit and stare at the playing field of a surfer for hours. Many times as I sit in the water waiting for the next set to roll through, I’ll see men, woman and children with puzzled but amused faces just sitting on land soaking up all the action. People relaxing on the beach on a normal day find the rolling breaking waves soothing and intriguing, as a wave takes its beautiful shape then crashes into nothing, only to have another take its place. Since surfers have come along they have added more of a spectacle to the ocean. Beach onlookers are now treated to some free entertainment as they enjoy their cold coconuts and som tum ‘pet nit noi’. Surfing in the 1970s portrayed a ‘style’ of riding the waves. It was all about how good you looked on the wave,

carving the wave up and down like a snake, trying to see how high you could get and then turning sharply back down again. Now the most watched surfer in the water is the one who is doing the fanciest manoeuvres. Top surfers are now performing tricks that were once unheard of or thought impossible. Leading the local charge is Phuket’s Amnad Cherasamun (pictured above). Next time you’re thinking, ‘hmm what can we do today?’ take the family down to the beach and take in the show of surfers strutting their stuff, proving they have the skills to be a surf rock star. Be careful though, it’s contagious, and the more you watch the more you will want to throw down that coconut and join the excitement! We have had some perfect, clean, fun waves this week around Phuket. If you want to know where to go, shout out: info@skylaphuket.com Tim’s Tip: your eyes are your steering-wheel, your body will follow wherever your eyes go, so DON’T LOOK DOWN – look along the wave. Surf’s up Phuket! Tim Campbell www.skylaphuket.com


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Village and Laguna wins open T20 league

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CRICKET he Outrigger T20 league kicked off at the ACG on July 7 with an action-packed double header. In the first match, the Village took on last season’s finalists Island Cricket Club (ICC), while defending champions Laguna took on arch rivals Patong in the second 20-over match of the day at the Alan Cooke Ground in Phuket’s Thalang district. After a disappointing showing in the recently completed senior league season, the Village team had been hard at practice in recent weeks and were keen to prove themselves a force to be reckoned with. After being put into bat, all that hard work seemed to pay dividends and the Village posted a high scoring total 176-6 from their 20 overs. Openers Martin Foster (30) and captain, Paul Stamp (69) posted an impressive 99 run partnership. Stamp was particularly punishing, smashing 5 sixes and 5 fours from just 42 balls. But the momentum soon slowed, and ICC fought back to claim several more wickets cheaply until Diwan Mydeen (28 not out from 14 balls) came into the middle and brought the innings home with a hard-tobeat total of 176 runs. He was aided by some wayward bowling from ICC which included 20 wides. After the break, ICC knew a run-rate of more than 8 runs

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Stormy seas, and a dire warning Village captain Paul Stamp scored 69 runs in the T20 opener. Photo: Michael Way per over was going to be a difficult but not impossible task. But they got off to a shaky start, losing opener Ravi Naik (7) in just the 3rd over with the score on 15. Stalwarts Surender Kumar (19) and Vikram Sharma (26) steadied the innings until Kumar fell. Apart from Deepak Mehra (13) and A Mushtaq (10), no other ICC batsmen managed to reach double figures and the side could only manage 122-9 in return, with Diwan Mydeen and Craig Murphy both claiming a treble of wickets each, and the Village claimed a decisive victory. In the afternoon session, Patong took on defending Outrigger league leaders Laguna, hoping to redeem themselves for their loss to Laguna in the JLL Hotels league final. After Patong won the toss and elected

to bat in the hope of setting a high score to defend. They got off to a solid start with openers Mike Khan (17) and Seemant Raju (37) putting on a 38 run partnership before Khan fell in the 7th over. But none of the remaining Patong batsmen managed to reach double figures, and the team limped to post a total of 100-9 from their 20 overs. This was mainly due to an impressive bowling display by Sami Ullah (4 wickets for 8 runs) who was well-supported by the other Laguna bowlers and backed up in the field. Laguna got off to a quick start when they took the crease, with openers Darren Shaw (26) and captain Stuart Reading (20) scoring at 10 runs an over, until Reading fell with the score on 44 in the 5th over. Roly Cooper (18) also looked impressive until he

was bowled by Raju with the score on 80. Val Guiraud (10 not out) and Damian Clowes (9 not out) then guided the innings home to reach their target of 101-4 in 16.1 overs. Another double-header of T20 cricketing action takes place at the Alan Cooke Ground next Sunday (July 14) when the Village takes on Patong and the ICC takes on the Phuket youth team, comprised mainly of young Thai cricketing talent. The play commences at 10.30 am and all are welcome to come along to the pavilion at the ACG in Thalang and watch Phuket’s growing cricket scene. For more information please contact chairman@ phuketcricketgroup.com or visit www.phuketcricketgroup. com

RBFC Thailand 2014 ‘Classic’ Fishing Tournament SPONSORED FOLLOWING ON FROM the success of its 3rd Wahoo Thailand sport fishing tournament in February 2013, the Rawai Beach Sport Fishing Club has announced details of next year’s tournament, now with a new name. T he R BFC T h a i la nd 2014 “Classic” Sport Fishing Tournament will be held from February 24-25, 2014, offshore from the beautiful Similan Islands, 70 nautical miles northwest of Phuket and renowned as Thailand’s premium sport fishing area. As always, the prize monies offered are the biggest in Asia for a sports fishing tournament. The tournament boats usually cruise up to the Similans the day before the fishing starts, and the round trip makes

for a very enjoyable four-day stay amid the spectacular scenery of one of Asia’s most sought after destinations. T he orga n ise r s have already had about 20 inquiries about places in next year’s tournament, including teams from Australia, Canada, South Africa, Germany, Dubai, Oman, USA, Hong Kong, the UK and Singapore. A number of game fishing boats are still available over the tournament period, so team enquiries should be forwarded to organiser Warren Crowe at info@rawaibeachfishingclub. com before they all go. Several sponsors have also confirmed their involvement in next year’s RBFC tournament, including Wahoo Charters, The Phuket News, IRE and PPI, and other companies interested in sponsorship opportunities can also email Mr Crowe.

CAST AWAY

Jim Stewart editor@classactmedia.co.th

HI AGAIN MY FELLOW Fisheroos. The end of June was definitely not for the fairweather fishermen among us, with three-metre seas, rain and high winds making our sporting adventures uncomfortable if not downright dangerous. The high winds and waves also took their toll on the “new” Chalong marina, where bad design and poor workmanship has left the walkways in an extremely treacherous condition. Large holes and loose flooring are the latest hazard to be negotiated when going to sea from this jinxed project. This following closely after the buoys fiasco that led to the sinking of the Russian “booze cruise” boat, it seems to me the powers that be seem only too happy to spend money without supervising the efforts of landlubber contractors who perhaps should not be trusted to build with Lego blocks. It may be just me, but at this time of year everything seems to drift into a negative vein, which has now been topped off with the latest Greenpeace report on Thailand’s fishing stocks. I quote: “Thailand’s seas are rapidly approaching a danger zone ... hundreds of commercial vessels were operating daily in the gulf and destroying all marine life in their wake ... if this continues, Thai oceans will become barren and lifeless … In the next five or ten years, if we do not try to fix the situation and protect resources, fish stocks or fish populations will reach below numbers that will

no longer be productive.” Sad to say I can only concur, for as any sports fisherman who has been in these waters for a number of years will tell you, “every year the fish are getting fewer and smaller.” Some of us can remember when a sailfish or even a marlin catch was a weekly if not daily occurrence. Now I wonder why we bother working a catch and release policy for bill fish, as we just seem leave more for the commercial boats who don’t give a toss for our conservation efforts. You can argue that Europeans did the same to the North Sea, but “two wrongs don’t make a right.” So everyone please, PLEASE, suppor t the Greenpeace initiative and back their sustainable fishing policy in the waters that many of us have grown to know and love. It’s in everyone’s interests, as the war between conservationists and commercial boats cannot be won. The fishing business owners may get a short term financial gain but in the long term, as in most wars, everyone loses. To end on a lighter note: I have often said that fishing always improves after a good “stir-up” by stormy weather, and on one of the few days we could get out our boat we landed two 4 kg rainbow runners, the largest I have seen locally. The next day, 14 yearold Anthony from New Zealand (pictured above at left) on MV Hooker with the Phuket Game Fishing Club caught and released his first sailfish, from all accounts he handled himself like a real pro. Well done Anthony. Tight lines Jimmy www.fishinginphuket.com


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Victory slips from Islanders’ grasp FOOTBALL

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Bangkok FC

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huket FC were denied their first home win of the second half of the season when visiting Big Bang Chula United (BBCCU FC) scored a last minute equaliser at Surakul stadium on Saturday (July 6). Phuket fielded their new midfielder Alef Pochi for this match and benched their Brazilian star Dudu Purcino. Goalkeeping duty fell to Phuket’ Adisak Doungsri, since teen keeoer Kampon Pathomakkakul has been called back to SCG Muang Thong. BBCU were missing their key players Pichet In-Bang and Moussa Sylla, and their coach was aiming for a draw at Surakul with his lineup. But only two minutes after kick off, the cheering Phuket FC fans were stunned into silence by BBCU’s Bouba Abbo, who moved swiftly to head in the ball that his teammate sent from a corner kick and gave the Big Bang a very early lead. At one goal down so early in the game, Phuket FC pushed on for an equalizer all through the first half hour, but the Is-

Phuket’s new Cameroonian striker Ludo Takam (second from right) scores the Islander’s second goal against BBCU FC at Surakul Stadium on Saturday. Photo: Noksanarm landers’ game couldn’t quite connect, while BBCU turned to defence and waited for their chance to counter-play. Phuket’s first goal came not from their own doing, but from a BBCU defender. A pass from Thongchai on the left to Giorgi Tzimakuridze went too high for the Georgian’s leap, and the ball fell in front of the goal. The BBCU player tried to clear the ball out, but he clipped it at the wrong angle and sent it into his own net, handing Phuket their equalizer. Both teams spent the rest of the first half trying to score a lead. Phuket FC were reduced to 10 men as additional time was called, when Alef Pochi received his second yellow card, and half-time arrived

with the score on 1-1. Phuket FC came out in the second half one man down, but they seemed in tune and played together better than in their first half. Jakkapong Somboon played very well on the wing, and at one point set up a header for Eak-artit Somjit, but the Big Bang keeeper tipped the shot away. Later Phuket missed another chance to take a lead when Giorgi scrubbed a shot from four yards after a pass from Piyawat. Phuket’s Coach Paniphol Kaeyerdaem next sent on two new players only few minutes apart: Sukree E-tae, a highspeed striker from Chonburi FC, and Ludo Takam, a Cameroonian striker from Insee Police United FC.

Spending spree at Phuket FC COMMENT Kazira Hans editor@classactmedia.co.th

IT’S ONLY BEEN TWO weeks since the Thai football transfer window opened, but Phuket FC has been spending big, signing up 10 new players to join the team to the remaining games of the Thai Division 1 season. It seems that Phuket have decided that this is not the time to build success, but to buy it, like Manchester City. Phuket has signed new players to practically every position in the past two weeks,

except perhaps a new goalkeeper – with Kampon now back with Muang Thong Utd, the Islanders are putting their faith in Adisak Doungsri and Ninuruddin Nideha. But if they are now building a new Phuket FC, what good will it do with only 17 league games left this season? It’s true that the new highly-skilled, TPL-grade players like Alef Pochi, Ludovick “Ludo” Takam and Sukree E-tae will be able to quickly get in tune with their new team, and will be a tremendous boost for Phuket FC. But the competition is

fierce, and my rough calculations have got me worried. In order for a shot at the top three promotion berths, Phuket FC will have to bag at least 70 points at the end of the season. That means that they have to win at least – and I kid you not – 15 games out of the remaining 17 matches. That would be enough to give them 45 points, all the while praying that the other top teams lose a lot. But somehow I think it will take more than just 10 new players, even with the three names above, to make that happen.

The new duo worked well together and caused trouble for BBCU’s defenders and keeper. Their efforts paid off nearly 20 minutes later, when Ludo netted from a Sukree pass and put Phuket into a 2-1 lead. BBCU now got aggressive in the last 10 minutes of the game, determined to equalize. They tried hard to stop the attacks from Sukree and Ludo, and two BBCU defenders were booked for committing fouls. A few minutes later Phuket sent on yet another new player, Chatchai, a centre back from Rayong United, to help with the Islanders’ defence. When four minutes of additional time were called, some Phuket fans started shuffling out of the stadium, smiling and thinking the team had bagged

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eighth place in the Yamaha League 1/Thai Division 1, with one game in hand. They next play tomorrow (Saturday, June 13) at Surakul Stadium against PTT Rayong, in the remaining 40 minutes of a game abandoned last month during a torrential cloudburst with the score on nil-all. The Phuket News is the official media partner fo r Ph u ke t FC , a n d publishes the Match Guide available FREE at each home game.


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huket-based triathlete Ekkarat “Ricky” Phanthip won first place in his triathlon age group and first overall in the duathlon event at the Bangkok Triathlon on Sunday, July 7. Mr Phanthip, the coach of the Phuket Born Free to Run club, completed a 5 km run, a 27 km bike ride and a final 5 km run. His bike suffered a flat tyre just before the race started but he managed to get it changed quickly, and won with a time of 1 hour 23 minutes. He was sponsored in the Bangkok Triathlon by the Phuket Community Foundation, which also sponsors the Born Free to Run club. Mr Phanthip’s next races will be a duathlon in Phatthalung province and by the 2013 Hua Hin triathlon in August. “In Phuket most of the time I win fun run races of about five kilometres. So I think I can call myself the King of the

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Fun Run,” says Mr Phanthip. He’s also devoted to the Phuket Born Free to Run club, his “dream project.” “When I was young, I did a lot of practice running by myself without supervision by any coaches because of budget constraints. After my athletic achievements I decided to start a running club for kids and youths in my local area of Pa Khlok,” he said. “I aim to develop the skills of runners and to encourage people to have a healthy lifestyle.” Mr Phanthip and the Phuket Born Free to Run club hold free training sessions for aspiring runners in Pa Khlok. For more information email bornfreetorun@gmail.com or visit www. facebook.com/bornfreetorun If you would like to support healthy lifestyle projects for youths with the Phuket Community Foundation, please contact Cindy Ratcliffe at manager@phuketcharity.org

T H E T H A N YA P U R A SUPERKIDZ series, presented by Class Act Media, gained new sponsors last week and now some beautiful chic and sporty watches will be given to lucky entrants throughout the upcoming series of races. New sponsors Timedeco will proved the prize watches for the next event in the SUPERKIDZ series, the running race on Sunday, September 1, and will continue to support the series in the later dualthlon and triathlon races. Phuket-based yachting firm Lee Marine has also become a cash sponsor for Thanyapura’s Plus One corporate responsibility programme, which support local Thai athletes to come and train with Thanyapura’s triathlon coaches each week. The SUPERKIDZ team are currently planning the course for the series duathlon on Saturday, October 5, with an eye to maximising the visibility of the event for spectators and pushing some boundaries for athletes who want to race on a great route. The SUPERKIDZ coaches took a group of about 20

The Thanyapura SUPERKIDZ team check out the new duathlon route in Thalang district. Photo: Tim Jardine youngsters over the duathlon course this week, where they tackled a few hills and had a lot of fun. Thanyapura Triathlon Academy head coach Tim Jardine has started planning the logistics for the SUPERKIDZ Duathlon and Triathlon courses, and hopes to encourage involvement from the Thalang community with a race event that leads through several local villages, so people will be able to come out and cheer as the races are held.

Olympic triathlon coach Chris Pilone from New Zealand and Bangkok duathlon winner Ricky Phanlitp have been assisting with the running training for the SUPERKIDZ competitors The final course details will be confirmed next month, but Thanyapura anounced the duathlon distances this week: juniors (age 6 to 8 years) will run 500 metres, cycle 3 kilometres, and run a final 500 metres; intermediates (9 to 12 years): run 1 km, cycle 6

km, run 1 km; and seniors (13 to 18 years) and adults (18+): 1.5 km, 10 km, 1.5km. Training sessions with the SUPERKIDZ team are being held at Thanyapura each week: Cycling: Tuesday and Thursday 4pm to 5:15pm. Running: Monday 4pm to 5pm, Wednesday 5pm to 6.30pm. Sw imming: Monday, Wed nesd ay a nd Fr id ay, 8.30am. The training programme costs B600 for all the training sessions in a day, or B2400 for all the training session in the week. Thanyapura is also holding a new learn-to-swim programme for local villagers in Thalang to encourage participation in the SUPERKIDZ Triathlon Series events. The SUPERKIDZ Triathlon series, presented by Class Act Media, commenced in June with an aquathlon race at at Thanyapuras’s worldstandard 50-metre-pool and running track. The inaugural SUPERKIDZ series features three more race days: the running race on Sunday, September 1; the duathlon on Saturday, October 5; and the full triathlon race on Saturday, March 8, 2014.

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A DDI N G I N S U LT T O injury after Phuket FC’s disappointing draw against BBCU on Saturday (July 6), the club has been fined B10,000 because of the “bad behaviour” of its fans. The football authorities, made up of referees and representatives from the Thai Football League, found that the Phuket fans’ conduct, which included the throwing of bottles at the referee and linesmen as they left the pitch

The incident came after a referee sent one of the Phuket FC player off. Mr Num, a spokesperson from Phuket FC said, “Phuket FC fans who exhibit unsporting behaviour in the future could be banned [from the ground].” He added, “Those supporting the team should also respect referees’ decisions, which will lead to a great game.” Meanwhile, responding to rumours that president of Phuket FC, Pamuke Acha-

running of the club to his son Previtr – currently studying at the University of Massachusetts – Mr Num had this to say: “There is a rumour that he will come to take over Phuket FC soon. However, so far it doesn’t seem like that. “Although [Mr Previtr] is active in establishing the Phuket FC Youth Academy, he is still focusing on his studies and his music band. He will be involved in the family business at some stage in his life, but not now.”

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THE NORTHERN BULLS charged to the top of the Super 15 ladder at the weekend aided by the rapidly improving Canterbury Crusaders crushing the previous table-topping Waikato Chiefs. The penultimate round of the regular season also determined the top six when the Central Cheetahs put paid to the Auckland Blues’ slim hopes with a 34-13 victory that also eliminated the Western Stormers, Coastal Sharks and NSW Waratahs. In a gripping South African derby, the Bulls hit the front of the championship when a try by Jano Vermaak in the final minutes of their clash with the Sharks secured a narrow 20-19 victory. It lifted the Bulls to 63 points, two clear of the defending champion Chiefs who were hammered by the Crusaders 43-15, and four ahead of the ACT Brumbies on 59. Rounding out the top six qualifiers are the Crusaders (56), Queensland Reds (54)

and Cheetahs (50) with a bye next weekend giving the Cheetahs an assured four more points and a week’s break before the play-offs begin. The Bulls travel to Cape Town next Saturday needing to beat the Western Stormers to be sure of ending the regular season in first place which would see them play a home semi-final and, if successful, hosting the final as well. But their win over the Sharks was not without an element of luck after they squandered a 13-8 half-time lead to trail 13-19 with 25 minutes to play. After Ver maak’s tr y helped them regain the lead there was another dramatic moment on the stroke of full-time when Sharks fullback Riaan Viljoen lined up a close-range penalty but to the relief of skipper Dewald Potgieter it went astray. “My nerves are shot,” he admitted. “It was always going to be a close match that could have gone either way.” But there was never any doubt which way the result would

go when perennial title contenders Crusaders punished the Chiefs from the start of their NZ derby encounter. With an All Blacks-laden pack, the Crusaders punished the Chiefs at the breakdown from the start, drawing infringements which gifted Dan Carter four penalty goals in the first 20 minutes. With the groundwork done, the Crusaders opened up and ran in five tries with an intensity and flair the Chiefs could not match and their coach Dave Rennie admitted they were “outplayed, outpassioned and out-coached”. In a match which carried the fate of five teams, the Cheetahs overcame an early 3-7 deficit to defeat the Blues 34-13 in a scrappy encounter that confirmed their position in the top six play-offs for the first time. The Stormers, who triumphed 24-12 against Southern Kings in a fiery clash at Port Elizabeth, improved from 10th to seventh on the ladder but remain an unassailable four points behind the Cheetahs. AFP


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Hayne, Tamou back for NSW in Origin decider RUGBY LEAGUE UTILITY BACK JARRYD Hayne was named in an extended 20-man New South Wales squad for next week’s State of Origin series decider against holders Queensland in Sydney. The Blues are looking to win their first Origin series victory since 2005 in the July 17 decider at Sydney’s Olympic stadium. Parramatta’s Hayne, one of the stars of NSW’s 14-6 win in the opening game, missed the second game won by Queensland with a hamstring injury. Hayne was one of three players heading into a training camp on Monday with fitness doubts along with skipper Paul Gallen (foot) and backrower Greg Bird (ankle). Josh Dugan was named at fullback with Hayne on the wing. South Sydney winger Nathan Merritt was left out of the squad after his patchy debut in the 26-6 game two loss in Brisbane last month. Prop James Tamou was recalled after he was stood down by the National Rugby League for game two after being arrested and charged

with high-range drink-driving. Aaron Woods was named on an extended bench along with Newcastle winger James McManus and Sydney Roosters back-rower Boyd Cordner as injury cover. AFP NSW: Josh Dugan, Brett Morris, Michael Jennings, Josh Morris, Jarryd Hayne, James Maloney, Mitchell Pearce, Paul Gallen (capt), Robbie Farah, James Tamou, Ryan Hoffman, Luke Lewis, Greg Bird, Andrew Fifita, Trent Merrin, Josh Reynolds, Anthony Watmough, Aaron Woods, James McManus, Boyd Cordner. Queensland: Billy Slater, Darius Boyd, Greg Inglis, Justin Hodges, Brent Tate, Johnathan Thurston, Cooper Cronk, Matt Scott, Cameron Smith (capt), Nate Myles, Chris McQueen, Sam Thaiday, Corey Parker, Daly Cherry-Evans, Ben Te’o, Matt Gillett, Josh Papalii, Jacob Lillyman.

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England captain Alistair Cook (left) and Australia captain Michael Clarke with the Ashes urn in Nottingham on the eve of the first test. Photo: AFP/Andrew Yates.

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ival cricket captains Michael Clarke and Alastair Cook both tried to keep the Ashes in perspective on the eve of the latest edition of cricket’s oldest Test rivalry this week. Ashes series tend to define the careers of England and Australian cricketers – for example, Mike Gatting won just two Tests as England captain but those were good enough to secure an Ashes series win in Australia in 1986/87 – something England did not manage again until 24 years later. This year, unusually, sees back to back Ashes series with a five-match contest in England, followed by a return campaign in Australia that gets underway in November. The first Test started at Nottingham’s Trent

Bridge ground on Wednesday and will conclude on Sunday, Australia skipper Clarke, a world-class batsman who briefly took over from Ricky Ponting when his predecessor was injured during the 2010/11 Ashes won 3-1 by England in Australia, said he did not want his captaincy to be judged on Ashes success. “I would hate for people to all of a sudden think I’m a good captain because we win this series,” Clarke told reporters at Trent Bridge on Tuesday. “To me five matches can’t be an indication as to whether you’re good or not good, in my opinion. “I know especially back in Australia, this is the pinnacle of an Australian cricketer, to play Test cricket in England, be part of an Ashes series and I’m

sure there will be judgements made on our performances, and as captain of the team you should be accountable. “That’s part of your responsibility but I would hate for anybody to think I’m a better captain than I am just because we win this series.” England captain Cook, man of the series for his 766 runs during the 2010/11 Ashes, knows better than most how success against Australia can help cement the reputation of an England cricketer. But the opening batsman, also speaking at Trent Bridge, urged his side not to blow the prospect of playing in the Ashes “out of all proportion.” “Everyone is just desperately excited to be here after such a big build-up,” he said. “We have finally arrived, pretty much, at game day.

There are a few nerves floating around too, so that’s probably the two favourite words: nerves and excitement. “We do have to remind ourselves how lucky we are to be playing the Ashes series at a fantastic venue with great support. “You have to try and take yourself out of the moment and enjoy it. That’s why we play sport in the first place. “We’ve got to try not to blow it out of all proportion, using huge words like ‘massive series’. We’ve got to keep ourselves true to who we are and remember it’s just another game of cricket. “This is what we’ve been doing all our lives and we’ve handled these situations before.” Meanwhile, with England bidding for a third straight Ashes series win, Cook insisted

they could cope with the burden of being favourites. “It’s not played on paper, cricket – never has been, never will be. We’ve been favourites before just not maybe against Australia and we’ve played pretty well.” For his part, Clarke added: “I’ve said for a while now that we come here as underdogs but that hasn’t affected our preparation and it won’t affect our performance either. “We know it’s going to be tough but I know our boys are up to the challenge. “I think the talking is done for us as a team now. Our preparation’s finished. Our team meetings are done. Our knowledge on the England team is done. “Now, as I said to the guys last night, it’s not what you say, it’s what you do.” AFP

Teams and officials for the first Ashes Test:

England: Alastair Cook (capt), Joe Root, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Jonny Bairstow, Matt Prior (wkt), Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, Graham Onions, James Anderson, Tim Bresnan, Steven Finn Australia: Chris Rogers, Shane Watson, Phil Hughes, David Warner, Michael Clarke (capt), Ed Cowan, Brad Hadin (wkt), Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, James Pattinson, Ryan Harris, Mitchell Starc, Jackson Bird, Usman Khawaja, James Faulkner, Steven Smith, Matthew Wade

Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK)

and Kumar Dharmasena (SRI) TV umpire: Marais Erasmus (RSA) Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI)


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