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he Operations Division Manager of Central Festival Phuket on Wednesday (September 11) admitted that he had never dared to challenge the organisers of the taxi drivers outside the swish mall. His explanation was simple: “I’m scared of them. They have guns.” Preecha Ritthiratree was speaking

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at a meeting at the mall on Wednesday morning to discuss reorganising the taxis after the arrest on Tuesday of two brothers, accused of running a taxi gang at Central, on extortion and organised crime charges. During the meeting Mr Preecha expressed his fears and asked for protection

by the Department of Special Investigation (DSI), which instigated the arrests of the two brothers. Pol Maj Natapol Ditsayatham reassured him. “The DSI will help.” Mr Preecha insisted, “You have to help me long-term, though. Don’t just leave me on my own later.” Continued on page 2

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Swede again denies intent in murder trial JOHAN SEBASTIAN LJUNG from Sweden appeared before the Phuket Provincial Court on Monday (September 9) in the latest hearing in his trial for the murder of Russianborn Swede Maxim Schantz at The Lantern apartmentsin Koh Kaew on August 1, 2011. Looking worried, Ljung again stated that the killing was not intentional. Although he admits he was the one with the knife, he told the judge, “It was an accident. I didn’t intend to kill him.” He added, through the court translator, that he was keen to see the case concluded and to know the result. The court also heard testimony from a prosecution witness but a court official barred media from reporting details of this or other testimony presented in the case

Preecha Ritthiratree admitted he was scared of going up against the armed taxi drivers.

MALL FEAR Central manager ‘scared’ of armed taxi drivers

Johan Ljung at the time of his arrest: ‘It was an accident.’

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until the trial is concluded. Ljung’s co-accused in the case, Tommy Söderlund, who is being tried separately, has also denied murder and has expressed confidence that he will soon be found not guilty.

Continued from page 1. The brothers, Pom, 42, and Sern Sukkasen, 52, originally from Phattalung, are alleged to have extorted money from taxi drivers who wanted to pick up fares from Central. Their arrest was carried out by Crime Suppression Police from Bangkok after an investigation by the Department of Special Investigation (DSI). In addition to Mr Preecha and Maj Natapol, Wednesday’s meeting brought together Vice-Governor Jamroen Tippayapongthada, Phuket Land Transport officer Jaturong Kaewkasi and Anucha Eakwanit, the village headman of Vichit Sub-district Moo 5 and adviser to the taxi drivers at Big C, Central Festival, and Homework/Central Festival East, to work out how to reorganise the taxis at Central. Mr Jaturong revealed that, despite his department’s many attempts to convert “black”

Warning over forged Malaysian currency THE THAI ASSOCIATION of Foreign Exchange (TAFE) is warning the public about the widespread of use of fake foreign currencies in Thailand, particularly in the southern provinces, including Phuket, where Malaysian ringgit is the most commonly faked note. TAFE President Chanaporn Poonsuphirun said the counterfeit ringgit notes are very realistic, and are difficult to differentiate from the real thing. She said fake ringgit notes are being discovered from

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Chumphon down to the border with Malaysia, due to high numbers of Malaysian visitors to Southern Thailand. She said the association is trying to educate exchange shop employees to detect the fakes. There is a shortage of specialist staff in the industry, she said, because it takes at least two years to train a person in examining foreign banknotes. She said the base salary for a skilled worker should be from B20,000 to 30,000 a month. Bangkok Post

taxis into legal transport, of the 179 taxis operating at Central, only 43 – or one in four – are legally registered. V/Gov Jamroen said that all taxis providing service at Central must be legal, and all taxi drivers must comply with the mall’s policies. “Black taxis will not be allowed at all. We gave them chances [to become legal] for a whole year already. No more excuses. “We can’t just let someone take advantage. We have to make everything correct, with regulations for everyone, and then the Provincial Government will support you [Central]. Just let us know if you need help.” He urged all those in the meeting to strike while the iron was hot – while the two alleged leaders of the Central taxi gang were in custody. “We can’t wait, because it will become a big problem.” However, taxi drivers The Phuket News spoke with are not happy with the way things are going. One said, “We have

never had big problems. Okay, everywhere you go people get into arguments, but we are fine. “This is sloppy work by the [officials including DSI]. Pom and Sern are scapegoats. They were not even on the list of 11 influential people that was announced [by DSI Director Tarit Pengdith]. ” Another said, “[Pom and Sern] are nice, and they never threatened us. There are only a few guys – I know who they are – who don’t want to follow the rules. They are the ones who reported to the authorities.” The taxi drivers’ adviser, Mr Anucha, said that he would advise the taxi drivers to comply with the reorganisation. “We are doing fine,” he said. “But there are some groups who are being naughty, and don’t want to follow the rules. If we ask them to leave the group, it could cause fights and problems, so it will be nice to organise the system.” Further discussions were due to be held yesterday (September 12).

PHUKET RESIDENTS ARE in­vited to join a series of beach clean-ups around the island next Friday (September 20), dubbed the “Phuket Island Big Clean”, part of the global “Clean Up the World” weekend, which is held in September every year. Cleanups at Mai Khao, Nai Yang, Naithon, Bang Tao, Surin, Kamala, Karon, Kata, Kata Noi, Rawai, Naiharn, Panwa, Chalong and Koh Sirae will take place on Friday afternoon. The exceptions are Kata Beach – at 11am – and Karon Beach at 4pm the following day (September 21). The planned cleanups are as follows:

Mai Khao: Friday, 4pm. Meet at Anantara. Contact: Sean Panton 08 3391 5869 Nai Yang: Friday 1.30pm in front of Dewa. Contact: Celi Harper, 08 5477 2491 Naithon: Friday 3.30pm at the middle of the beach. Contact: Nick Franklin 08 4203 1739 Bang Tao: Friday 4pm at all four lifeguard stations. Contact: Claudine Nagiah 08 1082 0114 Surin: Friday 4pm at main carpark. Contact: Pathama 08 1787 3489 Kamala: Friday at 4pm. Contact: Charly Herget 076 385 315 Karon: Saturday 4pm, meet at Sub Aqua Dive Center on Karon Beach Road. Contact: Marc Partiti 0800523101 Kata: Saturday, 11 am. Fitness freaks assemble at 9.45am for a free workout led by Krix Luther before the cleanup starts. Meet at the beach entrance beside Kata Beach Resort, opposite Surf House. Contact Krix Luther 08 9590 0237 Kata Noi: Friday 8am and 2pm. Contact: Jacob Ritter 08 3175 0627 Rawai: Friday 4pm Nai Harn: Friday, 4pm. Panwa: Friday, 4pm, in front of PMBC and Cape Panwa beaches. Contact Wallop Srangkiat 08 5155 8364 Chalong, Friday 4pm. Meet at O2 beach club. Koh Sirey, details to be confirmed. For extra information email kanokwan@myseek.org or phone Nick Anthony of SEEK at 0898732042.

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press conference was held at Chalong Police Station on Saturday (September 7), during which Narongsak Saelim, 21, admitted firing the bullet that hit a Russian tourist on August 17. Russian national Maksim Klochkov, 32, was sitting in the back seat of a car being driven along the Rawai Beach road, at the same time as Narongsak and his friend were riding on a motorcycle. The three Russian men – two tourists and the third a student at a dive centre in Phuket – had rented a car from a shop on Saiyuan Rd about 7pm. They went from there to have dinner nearby, finishing about 10pm. As they drove along the Rawai Beach road, a motorbike with Narongsak and another man aboard drew up close alongside. Although it is not clear why tempers were lost on either side, witnesses said both the car and the bike speeded up, both competing for road space, and both sounding their horns. Finally, on Wiset Rd, the bike drew up alongside and the passenger, Narongsak, pulled out a gun and fired a shot through the rear door, hitting Mr Klochkov in the stomach. The bike then peeled off and escaped down Saiyuan Rd Soi 1.

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Celebrated artist dies in Kata surf accident CELEBRATED GRAPHIC and street artist Pharuephon “Tum” Mukdasanit, 34, better known as “Mamafaka” died on Monday (September 9) after a surfing accident at Kata Beach last weekend. Mr Tum was rescued by beach lifeguards after getting into difficulty, and was taken unconscious to Patong Hospital, and then transferred to Bangkok Hospital Phuket. As doctors tried to bring him round, messages of condolence poured onto his Facebook fan page, which has 30,000 “likes” by admirers. Video clips were posted by well known singers Pongsit “Pu” Kamphee and Toon Bodyslam. According to the Facebook page, Mr Tum graduated from Rangsit University in 2004 and was immediately hired by international advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather, the start of a career littered with awards for his advertising work. His art started to appear in large circulation Thai and international design magazines such

as Wallpaper, Territory and CG+ and he became involved in a wide variety of artistic events and projects including Tiger Beer’s Tiger Translate art events, the Bangkok Design Festival and the motorbikerelated Ride a Life art project. In 2011 Mr Tum went freelance. He was in huge demand, working on advertising campaigns for brands such as Converse, K-Swiss, Billabong, Preduce Skateboards, M150, Isuzu, Smirnoff and Yamaha. He still found time to work on his own projects, including street art. Even people who do not know his named would probably recognise his cartoon creation, Mr Hellyeah, who has one large eye and a body covered in mustache hair, and who spawned a whole clan of similar characters which appeared everywhere from the walls of derelict buildings to Champagne bottles. Funeral rites for Mr Tum, at Wat Klang in Khon Kaen, began on Tuesday and will end tomorrow (September 14).

Storms to end Sunday A SEV ER E W EATH ER warning from the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM), issued on Tuesday (September 10), continues in force throughout this weekend, covering Phuket and 25 other provinces. DDPM director general Chatchai Promlert warned that people living near hillsides and waterways in those provinces should brace for heavy rain, flash flooding, forest run-off

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and possible landslides until the end of Sunday (September 15). People in risk areas should closely follow weather forecasts and disaster warnings, and strictly comply with the advice issued by the DDPM, Mr Chatchai said. Wave heights of 2 to 3 metres in the Andaman Sea mean that all shipping should proceed with caution and small boats should remain ashore during this period, he added.

Narongsak Saelim on Saturday: ‘I didn’t mean to kill anyone, just to frighten them.’ In the statement he gave to police, Narongsak said, “The driver of the car flashed his lights at us and pressed the horn, causing us to almost fall off our motorcycle. “I was angry about this, so I shot at the back of the car. I didn’t mean to kill anyone, just to frighten them.” Mr Klochkov was taken to

Phuket International Hospital, where he recovered from his injuries enough to be able to return to Russia. Superintendent of Chalong Police Station, Pol Col Krittapas Dechintarasorn, said at the press conference, “Working together, Chalong Police, Karon Police, and the Investigation Department of

the Phuket Provincial Police Station, successfully tracked and caught Narongsak. “After we discovered where Narongsak was living in Karon, we went there and arrested him. Later on, he admitted to the shooting, so we charged him with illegal possession of a weapon and attempted manslaughter.”

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ore than 300 parents of children studying at the highly respected Plookpanya Municipal School staged a rowdy protest on Thursday morning (September 5) against a Phuket City Municipality plan to close the school’s kindergarten and elementary section. The parents, led by Sombat Theeraprayoon, vice president of the school’s Parents Club, assembled at Provincial Hall before marching to the nearby municipal offices where they told Deputy Mayor Kawee Tansukhatanon that they would not be joining in talks scheduled for Saturday. Brandishing Thai flags, they then marched the two kilometres to the school itself, Mr Sombat explained to The Phuket News, “We came together today because of the policy, under Mayor Somjai Suwansuppapana, that aims to dissolve the kindergarten and elementary education [at Plookpanya School]. “Doctor Kusol Tang’uthai, the Deputy Mayor, told us how beautiful the results of the policy would be, and we all accepted it at the beginning. “But initially the plan was to phase the two sections out over eight years. This would have allowed children who had

More than 300 parents joined the protest last week in Phuket City. just started to move up into the secondary school. “[Since then] Dr Kusol has stressed that he wants to complete this change within two or three years. This will cause serious problems for both parents and teachers. “The teachers who are teaching in those levels are worried about their jobs, and about which school they will be assigned to. “The big question is why the policy needs to be completed within two or three years. We can’t accept it. It is

too rushed. We can’t agree to it. “We talked to them, but they didn’t listen. So we launched a leaflet campaign backed by Facebook, and then they said they would meet us. “Dr Kosol agreed to a public hearing at the Metropole Hotel at 9 am on Saturday (September 7). We agreed to that. But then yesterday we heard that the meeting might become a ‘battle of the mobs’ because Dr Kosol had invited parents from other schools as well. “Those parents are not

involved with our case. This broke the agreement we had with him because we want him to talk only with us – the people who are directly affected – and not with others who are not involved. “So we got together today to let them know that we are not going to attend that kind of public hearing,” Mr Sombat said. At Plookpanya, the protesters called for the school’s director, Winai Suriyaprakan, to meet them. Some were heard calling, “If you don’t come

out, we’re going to come and get you.” When Mr Winai did not come down after about 15 minutes, Mr Sombat and other leaders of the protest went upstairs to invite him to talk with the mob. He complied – from the second floor gallery. Mr Winai said, “I am not going to run away. I am here to listen to you.” Caught in the crossfire, he said, “If you were me you would understand my situation. I have to listen to everyone: my boss, my teachers, and the parents. “Please understand. Everyone loves this school. I do, too. There is no point in any of us competing to say who loves the school the most.” Protesters said they would no longer back the closure of either the kindergarten or the primary school under any terms, but would stand firm in keeping the school “the way it has been for 100 years”. Mayor Somjai is currently in Japan, and Dr Kosol could not be reached for comment. Plookpanya School was established about 100 years ago, in the reign of King Rama VI, and gained a reputation as the school to send one’s children to in order to ensure they got into the island’s top two senior schools – Sattree Phuket and Phuket Wittayalai. thephuketnews


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Transformer blast wrecks restaurant AN ELECTR ICITY transformer blew up in Patong around 1am last Friday morning (September 6), setting fire to the nearby Aroi Seafood Restaurant, and causing an estimated B500,000 worth of damage. Pol Maj Ja k kapong Lueng’on of Kathu Police said police were investigating the cause of the transformer explosion, which set fire to the upper storey of the restaurant. The owner of Aroi Seafood, Mayawee Saejiu, 37, said there was a lot of rain

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and wind at the time, and then she heard a loud bang. She ran outside to see what had happened. By the time she reached the street, the upper floor of her restaurant was already on fire. Six fire trucks were sent to the restaurant, which is located on Soi Paisanee Gao, off Taweewong Rd. Passing tourists enjoyed the unscheduled – and free – entertainment as firefighters took around 30 minutes to extinguish the blaze. Eakkapop Thongtub

he plan to build a new, larger and more modern Provincial Hall to replace the original 100-yearold building is officially dead, killed off by stout local opposition in public hearings. Instead, it is hoped to build a new multi-department government complex, probably on Soi Palian, close to the Phuket Provincial Attorney’s Office and not far away from the Governor’s Mansion. The movement to block the new Provincial Hall came to a head on March 4 when 200 people led by Suratin Liam-Udom, a former Mayor of Rassada, and Rangsan Kongthong, a former member of the Phuket Provincial Council, went to the provincial hall with placards and banners, complaining that the new hall would mean they would lose the use of the Sanam Chai public playing fields. Vice-Governor Jamroen Thippayapongthada was in charge of getting the new Provincial Hall built, and is now charged with coming up

‘Thank you to the Phuket people,’ said V/Gov Jamroen Thippayapongthada caustically. with an alternative. He told The Phuket News on Tuesday (September 10) after he returned from a meeting in Bangkok, “This [the new Government centre] is just a proposal after the new Provincial Hall project failed. Thank you to the Phuket people for that,” he added. “The Government centre will act in a similar way to the government complex in Bangkok that houses representatives of every ministry.

“This centre will work alongside the [existing] Provincial Hall, which will remain in use. “But first, we have to get approval and the budget, because the [B450 million] budget that was originally allocated for the new Provincial Hall project has now been diverted to Ubon Ratchathani Province.” The Provincial Hall, which was completed exactly 100 years ago, is too small to

contain the island’s bureaucrats in the comfort they deserve, so the proposal is to move many of them out to the new government complex, which will work as “a subordinated centre apart from the Provincial hall”, V/Gov Jamroen explained. He said that although the site for the new complex has been tentatively identified, discussions continue, and “nothing has been confirmed definitely”.


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RESCUE VOLUNTEERS were called to a home off Nanai Rd, Patong, after a 58-year-old Swiss man on Tuesday night (September 10) attempted to commit suicide by cutting his own throat. The man, his 41-year-old Thai wife explained to police, suffered from multiple medical conditions, including high blood pressure, asthma and epilepsy, and felt he was a burden on his wife, who had to earn money to help pay for medical treatment. He therefore took a kitchen knife into the bathroom and cut his throat. Luckily, he did no vital damage, and his wife arrived home in time to call paramedics to stitch him up before taking him to hospital. She said they had lived together for four years and he was “a nice man”, but had attempted suicide before. He was prone to bouts of depression, she explained, and although she could usually talk him out of them, the depression would return when he was on his own. Eakkapop Thongtub

total of 1,204 crimes were repor ted to police in Phuket in August, with 1,264 people arrested, a meeting at Phuket provincial Police Commander’s office was told on Tuesday afternoon (September 10). Four of the crimes were murders, with three people arrested; rape, sexual assault and common assault accounted for 25 cases, with 20 arrests Foreigners took up their fair share of the statistics, both

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crimes reported in August as victims and perpetrators of crimes. Nine were victims of assaults, shootings or other forms of bodily harm, while eight fell foul of robbers. Among foreigners arrested, 24 were locked up for assault, three for theft, two for possession of drugs, four for overstaying in Thailand, seven for working without work permits and four for being in the country illegally. Seven foreigners died in Phuket in the month. One was a suicide, another was accidental, two were drownings and three died of medical conditions.

The meeting on Tuesday afternoon was attended by many senior police officers.

Adventure race to promote Krabi tourism SEPTEMBER 21 IS WHEN the Krabi Trophy, part of the Amazing Thailand Adventure Race Series starts at the Sheraton Krabi resort. The race, which will include biking, r unning, kayaking and swimming, is for teams of two who can compete at either ‘adventure’ or ‘extreme’ level (for very fit individuals who are experienced racers). It is expected that competitors will complete the course in three to six hours. Deadline for entries, which

may be registered via the website ama-events.com, is next Tuesday (September 17). The photo on the left, taken at the press conference, shows athletes and organisers with Wiyada Srirangkool, Director of the TAT Krabi Branch; Chatchawan Pankudrua, GM of the Sheraton Krabi; and Chamnan Srisawat, Director of the Krabi Tourism Association, at the recent press launch for the event. Class Act Media is a media sponsor for the event.

LOCAL HEROES Phuket FC and the province’s Primary Education Office (PEO) on Tuesday (September 11) launched ‘Phuket: City of Football’, a joint initiative to develop soccer and fitness and a spirit of “Saksee Phuket” among the island’s schoolchildren.

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IN BRIEF Russians meet to set up business group on the island Twenty seven Russian businesspeople met until well into the wee hours on Thursday (September 5), as a first step towards setting up a Russian business association for Phuket. The meeting came on the heels of comments by property developer Sergei Nesterenko that Russian businesspeople feel they are being “kicked” by official probes and by severe competition, and have no one to turn to. The organisers have invited all Russian businesspeople on Phuket to send questions and suggestions for the new organisation’s activities to the Executive Director of the Working Group, Yegor Shvetsov, who can be contacted by email at geksut@gmail.com.

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Two arrested in jet-ski checks Naraporn Tuarob reporter1@classactmedia.co.th

arine Police and officials from the Marine Office picked the operators of a total of 15 jet-skis and their crews at random on Monday afternoon (September 9) and ended up sending two people to Kathu Police Station, one for suspected drug use. Pol Lt Jirayuth Onthong from Phuket Marine Police told The Phuket News, “We found one operator with two jet-skis for which the licenses had expired. So we sent him to the police station to be charged. The penalty is a maximum fine of B10,000 per machine.

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“We also found one person [working with jet-skis] who had a positive result from the urine test. We also sent that person to Kathu Police Station for further investigation.” Urine tests are used by authorities as an indicator of drug use, but are not conclusive. Those whose urine turns purple after the addition of detection chemicals then have to undergo a blood test to establish whether they have traces of drugs in their blood. Patong is not the only target for random checks. “We check beaches around Phuket regularly and in rotation,” said Lt Jirayuth.

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Chinese tourist hit by motorbike in Patong A Chinese tourist was lucky to escape with minor injuries when he was hit by a speeding motorbike on Sunday night (September 8) in Patong. Koh Ki Seok, 40, was walking on the beachside footpath on Thaweewong Rd with Miss Seo Min Cher, 32, when he was knocked flying by the bike. While rescue volunteers treated injuries to Mr Koh’s legs, police looked for the culprit. They did not have to look far. Just down the footpath was a motorbike lying on its side. Police breathalysed the owner, Phichet Pantharat, 41, and found his alcohol level significantly exceeded the legal maximum. He was arrested for driving while drunk and for reckless driving causing injury. Eakkapop Thongtub

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Rawai held a special Muay Thai charity fundraising event on Saturday (September 7), raising B110,000 for former Thai boxer Chalam “White Shark” Kao, who was left seriously injured in two road accidents. Chalam was left hurt after two road accidents. The first left him in a wheelchair, but he was still able to drive using a special scooter. Then he was involved in another road accident and this left him far more physically disabled – he is now partially blind and is no longer mobile, and is facing mounting debt due to his inability to work. On the night, Dam Wan (left) won the women’s competition and B40,000 prize, and Saenkeng was the men’s winner, taking away B60,000.

AN ASIAN MAN WAS found floating in the sea near Racha Island on Monday afternoon (September 9), and has yet to be identified. Chalong Police were originally alerted by a tourist on Sunday that a body had been spotted floating off Koh Hey, but a search by staff of the Pearl of Andaman Emergency Centre failed to find the corpse before dark.

The search was resumed and was successful around 4pm. Police described the dead man as an Asian, 170 cm tall and around 30 to 40 years old. He was wearing a V-neck T-shirt with thin horizontal black and white stripes, and long black trousers over grey tartan-pattern boxer shorts. On his left forearm the word “ROCKER” or “KOCKER” had been written with a permanent marker.

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Tourists hunt for stolen iPhone in the jungle Two tourists from Hong Kong had an iPhone stolen while they were out on Bangla Road in Patong on Thursday (September 5). Using an app to trace the iPhone 5, they discovered it was in Baan Manik, Thalang district. Mr Turhar Jhujunwala, age 27, and Miss Jovi Zigal, 26, then asked Thalang police for help looking for it at 5.30 pm yesterday (September 6). With the tourists in tow, the police set out to locate the missing iPhone, in an area of dense undergrowth, but were unable to find it. Eakkapop Thongtub @thephuketnews

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An examination showed multiple wounds to the back of the dead man’s head. However, an initial examination by pathologists at Vachira Phuket Hospital found that the skull was not broken, and the pathologists believe the damage may have been done after death. The cause of death has yet to be established. Meanwhile, police are trying to identify who the man is.

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TANYALUK ‘MANGO’ SAKOOT

Put the brakes on W ichit na Ranong – the owner of the Indigo Pearl Resort and known to many on the island as the Father of Phuket Tourism – raised some very strong points during last Friday’s packed American Chamber of Commerce meeting at his resort. (See page 13.) Around 120 people on the island turned up to listen to Mr Wichit speak about the island’s tourism industry and sustainability. Mr Wichit clearly knows what he is talking about; he was instrumental in getting Phuket’s tourism industry established 30-something years ago, and has remained a key figures since those early days. There’s some irony in Mr Wichit – the man who pleaded with the government for years and years to support the development of tourism – now pleading for everyone’s help in putting the brakes on. But he is right.

In early August he was quoted in local magazine Saphan Hin as saying the lack of any real tourism planning had allowed the island to spiral “out of control”, and that people’s greed was largely to blame. At Friday’s meeting, he said he did not think the government sector was doing nearly enough to support sustainable tourism on the island, and was looking only at numbers – quantity over quality. It is easy to blame sectors such as the island’s tuk-tuk and taxi industry for the greed that threatens the island’s future but the problem is far more widespread. Greed and selfishness are automatically part of business of any kind, anywhere in the world. Indeed, without the drive to make a profit and a certain amount of selfishness, no business is likely to succeed. But in Thailand there are very few brakes – either through laws or through gov-

ernment policy – on greed. There is very little thought for sustainable tourism; many business people focus only on today, themselves and how they can make more money. A prime example of this “today” thought is the widespread price gouging. There is no thought to what long-term impact excessive margins will have on the island’s tourism industry as a whole, but who cares if we can make lots of money today? Hotel and property developments are also prone to greed, with far too many built illegally or semi-legally. There is little or no thought to the environmental impact. Phuket’s tourism industry needs to take a hard look at itself and decide what direction it must take in order for tourism to continue successfully for many years in the future. If it doesn’t, then the implications are dire. Maybe there just won’t be a future.

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Should our single people subsidise a baby boom?

Pichaya Svasti

any were flabbergasted last Thursday to hear reports of a suggestion made by economist Terdsak Chomtohsuwan that the government should provide subsidies to parents having their first child while introducing a tax on single people. The academic reasoned that Thailand risks future labour shortages and a population-age imbalance and will have to spend huge sums of money to support the increasing number of elderly citizens. At the same time, the number of people in employment and teenagers soon to enter the workforce is on the decrease. The general response to Terdsak’s idea was that the cons outweighed the pros; that any move of this nature would be unfair to several different sectors in society; and that there was no guarantee anyway that such measures would be effective in solving the problems outlined by the Rangsit University lecturer. However, his idea was still-born a day later when it was rejected out

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of hand by a spokesperson for the Department of Revenue who cited the policy of taxing people fairly based on their income, not on their social status. The official said the department had never used taxation policies to promote a rise in the birth rate and that whether people had enough money to take care of themselves after retirement or not depended on their spending habits and how much money they had been able to save during their working lives and had absolutely nothing to do with a person’s marital status. Regardless of how it turns out, though, I still think the idea is worthy of discussion and deserves to be compared and contrasted with government policies in other countries. Terdsak’s proposal is based on the argument that Thailand has become an ageing society; since 2004 the number of citizens aged 60 and more has accounted for 10 per cent of the total population. That figure is predicted to rise about 20 per cent within a decade from now, he pointed out. And when one-fifth of the populace has reached retirement age there will certainly be a

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Russian support [Re. Why Phuket needs the Russians] Shocking comments bordering on xenophobia. Russian people are not rude, it is just a different culture whereby smiling at a complete stranger is considered odd. I find their honesty and lack of bubblegum bulls**t somewhat refreshing, after working in the States for the past 12 years. Everyone is so quick to judge or label something or someone unknown, out of nothing more than fear, due to years of media stereotypical brainwashing. Brian Atkinson Americans often yank their way through the hotels, restaurants, roads and beaches. Russians never act in the way that Americans behave. So there. Funny

Why do drivers need guns? [Re. Police arrest Phuket

youth for shooting of Russian tourist in Rawai] The underlying problem is the number of guns. Stop every taxi, mini bus and so on, and charge them for having an illegal weapon. That should remove maybe 30,000 guns from Phuket. Make it attempted manslaughter for having an illegal firearm like other countries. Why else do you need an illegal firearm? The amount of times I have had a taxi,minibus or coach wave a gun because you are displeased with their driving ability beggars belief. I love Phuket but with the ever increasing crime rate, it will become off limits on every foreign government website. Johnny Murray Flashing lights and hearing a horn shouldn’t make anyone fall off of a bike. Those are the proper way to warn someone, period. To shoot someone because of this shows a total lack of logic, compassion, common sense, sense of decency and so on. This should be attempted

knock-on effect on the country’s economic growth, employment statistics and people’s spending behaviour. In addition, the national birth rate is relatively low at 1.6 children per family. A “desirable” birth rate, one which would ensure sufficient replacements to compensate for the death rate, is two to three offspring per couple. Terdsak noted that rapid economic growth and the accompanying urbanisation of our society has caused many young people to delay starting families in favour of focusing on their careers. Moreover, the steady rise in the cost of living, medical care and education had forced many couples to have fewer children.But the advocates for Terdsak’s singles tax would seem to be in the minority. But many more netizens were opposed to Terdsak’s suggestion. The point was made that it would be grossly unfair to make singles pay extra since they are already at a disadvantage, compared to married people, in terms of tax allowances and deductions. Some of those posting com-

ments online agreed with introducing incentives for those who have children, referring to the policies of such countries as Singapore, Japan and Germany. Writing on pantip.com, a Thai woman based in Japan noted that the government there provides discount vouchers to pregnant women which they can offset against medical bills; it also gives a 200,000 (64,365 baht) grant to the family after a new baby is delivered and provides educational subsidies worth 5,000 to 6,000 per month per child. Another visitor to pantip.com, a Thai woman who is married to a German national, noted that Germany imposes a high rate of tax on single people while providing tax incentives and milk money for those who have children. Yet another pantip.com user suggested that our government should follow Singapore’s lead by providing subsidies to those having their first child as well as good welfare benefits for all married couples with kids. In Singapore, married couples benefit from tax relief while unmarried mothers do not. Moreover, each lawfully married parent receives

HAVE YOUR SAY murder, not manslaughter in my opinion. Lessons need to be learned and points need to be made. This sort of thing is happening way too often on our island. Dave Williams

Is our island safe? [Re. Phuket couple robbed at gunpoint in Bang Tao] You can’t compare countries. Parts of the UK are super safe, some are not. Same for Thailand. What I do know after 14 years spent between Phuket and Samui, is that Phuket is becoming unsafe in parts. The last five years in particular have seen a huge increase in crime. I feel for Phuket, running several tourist based companies in Asia, our Phuket market is dying on reputation alone. Our consumers are voting with their feet. David Stratton

Some advice [Re. Phuket’s ‘Father of Tourism’ makes plea for industry’s future]

The first thing they need to do is admit to themselves that Phuket isn’t a “World Class” destination. You must admit there is a problem before you can solve it. To be one, they need to, in no particular order: Clean things up. The beaches, countryside, villages – all filthy. Eliminate the rip-off pricing from tuk-tuks and taxis. Eliminate the rampant corruption of the officials and police. Have a major improvement of enforcement of traffic laws. Eliminate all the scams – jet skis, for example. Provide reliable water and electricity service. Since almost all of Phuket’s money comes from people who can speak English, have English speaking people in all jobs that deal with the public. All of these points are second nature for every other “World Class” destination. It’s time Phuket gave it a try or they’ll be left at the

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bottom of the tourist heap. Jim

Fond memories

[Re. Battling Don tells his life story to Phuket] Don’s was the place back in the day for great Western food, and it was the only place to be in Rawai for good eats. Miss those days and the people I used to look forward to meeting. It was always more than just an event – it was a place to meet and share stories with other expats and the food was great to boot. Service was was another story. Great drinks, cheap prices and Don was a great host. Miss ‘em. Chily Sky

Surely not? [Re. V-Gov demands action now to fix beach chaos] Good grief, am I reading this correct? Is V/Gov Jamroen really suggesting our beaches don’t need umbrellas and chairs? Whatever next? If he’s not careful we’ll see Thais sitting on the beach,

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six days of childcare leave per year (unmarried mothers get only two days a year). And only married couples are entitled to apply for a Housing Development Board flat in the city-state. Some netizens called Terdsak’s birth-rate figure into question, noting that Thailand’s teenage pregnancy rate is the highest in Southeast Asia and the second-highest in the world. Several people pointed out that Thailand is not faced with labour shortages, but social value-related problems since many job-seekers are choosy and prefer white-collar jobs to blue-collar work. While debate about the advisability of increasing the tax burden on single people is bound to continue, the online discussion sparked by Terdsak’s suggestion will surely be useful to all those parties concerned with preparing our country to face the inevitable: the day when a large number of pensioners will have to be financed by a steadily diminishing nativeborn work force. Pichaya Svasti is a writer for the Life section of the Bangkok Post.

and families enjoying a picnic under the trees where the beach clubs used to be. Some might even dare to venture into the sea for a swim if the jet skis are forced out. What a ludicrous thought. Geoffphuket

Let the chaos roll [Re. Second underpass on Phuket bypass road to start soon] I strongly agree that something needs to be done about congestion here, but man oh man does this construction slow things down for a while. I think it would work very well in conjunction with a few other programmes. Maybe some sort of incentive to buy smaller cars instead of all these massive, ridiculous SUVs. Also, a road tax based on the engine size of the vehicle might encourage people to buy smaller, more efficient cars. Off the cuff, would a sky train of some sort be feasible? The road upgrades are a good idea, it just need to go a little further... Global_Saffer


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Are we pink-friendly?

The country’s tourism authorities are trying to market Thailand as the region’s ‘pink’ destination, but local gay and transgender activists say the campaign disguises a darker reality – that beneath the nation’s veneer of public tolerance, conservatism and discrimination remain rife Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai

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t home, I could easily lose my job just by acting out as a gay person,” says Richard, a 51-year-old gay man. “I live and work in Singapore, but I can’t reveal my true sexual identity there. “I earn good money and am working at an executive level. I always look professional in my suit and tie back at home, but here in Thailand I can wear a skin-tight shirt. I love it here since I’m allowed to be myself.” Richard is on Silom Soi 4 in Bangkok, an area renowned for its gay nightlife, with his partner Li, 43, a bisexual man from Malaysia. The pair travel to Thailand regularly and eventually plan to retire here. “We usually come to see each other in Bangkok or sometimes Phuket,” Li says.” “We come here every other weekend. We plan to make Thailand our retirement home

since people here are much friendlier than where I’m from. “We feel welcome and blessed every time we are in Thailand. If I had a choice, I would prefer to be born here as a gay person.”

TICKLED PINK The concept of the “pink tourism” dollar has reached Asia only recently, with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community now representing a new market niche in the region. In December, 2011, San Francisco-based firm Community Marketing released its 16th Annual Gay and Lesbian Tourism Report, which analysed a poll of 6,648 people in the US who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. The report found an overall increase in pink travel after two years of recession-induced decline, with gay/bisexual men taking an average of 3.9 trips and lesbian/bisexual women taking an average of 3.3 trips in the previous 12 months.

The largest segment of respondents fell into the midrange price point for travel, followed by budget and luxury. Khun May, founder of gay travel website lovepattaya.com, says that no one in Thailand has ever conducted

research on the domestic pink tourism industry. However, the popularity of the website has been measured by the number of unique visitors per day – 500 – and minimum page views of 1,000-2,000, all large numbers according to Khun May. “Among our website’s members, most are spending money on travel and leisure and the rest spend the money on food and beverages. “Most of our members choose to stay in the five-star hotels. That is why our sponsors are all five-star hotels,” Khun May says. The term often used to describe why this group has such high purchasing power is the acronym Dink – dual income, no kids. “Since this group of people has no kids, they can double their budget and spend more on themselves. “This is why gay couples are usually bigger spenders than straight couples,” Khun May says. Thailand has long been known as a desirable destination for gay and transgender travellers, even though pink tourism has never been officially promoted. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), however, recently changed that, launching the “Go Thai Be Free” campaign with the aim of promoting pink tourism. But while Thailand is viewed as a tourist haven for same-sex couples, the reality for locals is that the law, and often public sentiment, is not so liberal.

BETTER OR WORSE After eight years of living with her partner, Bee, a 31-year-old lesbian, is ready to commit to a life-long relationship with her partner. While she admits the pair could live together without any problems, Bee thinks she deserves the same rights as any other Thai citizen. “If we were a straight couple, we would be legally married by now,” she says. “My partner is a government official and I think I deserve the same government benefits that the married partner in a straight couple would receive. I’m working, so money is not an issue. However, I need security and stability in my life, just like everyone else.” According to research on same-sex marriage conducted by the Foundation for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Rights and Justice on same-sex marriage, 73 per cent of gay or transgender couples in Thailand want legal recognition of their relationships. Despite Thailand’s reputation as the most gay-friendly country in Southeast Asia, marriage or even civil union remains impossible for samesex couples. Earlier this year, local activists launched a campaign for the passage of a civil partnership law, saying it was a basic human right that everyone should have access to. Natee Teerarojjanapong, president of the Gay Political Group of Thailand, says he was the first person to try to push for same-sex marriage in Thailand. In August, 2011, Mr Natee attempted to register a mar-

riage certificate with his male partner, whom he had lived with for 19 years in Chiang Mai’s Muang district. His request was rejected, but he didn’t mind – instead, all he asked for was that the official document from the district office specify the reason why they could not get married. “According to the Article 30 of the constitution, discriminating against sexual identity is against the law,” Mr Natee says. “I brought that document from the district office to the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand [NHRC] in Bangkok and gave it to NHRC commissioner Tairjing Siriphanich. My part was done. I am now waiting to hear back whether this [civil partnership] law will be passed.” Anjana Suvarnananda, president of the Anjaree lesbian rights group, says that the proposed civil partnership law is essential to safeguarding sexual diversity in Thailand. “When straight couples get married, there are many laws supporting their lives – distribution of inheritance, access to medical care for both parties, for example. But for people of the same gender living together, there is no law to support or protect them,” Ms Anjana says. Jetsada “Note” Taesombat, coordinator of the Thai Transgender Alliance, believes it is crucial for transgender men and women to be legally recognised as part of society. At present, they are legally identified as their sex at birth. “Transgender men and women also want the civil partnership law to pass, since gender recognition is the most important issue. To legalise same-sex civil partnerships would mean that we, as people with sexual diversity, can finally be recognised legally. “The most important thing for me and for everyone is to be accepted as part of society,” Note says. The Civil Partnership Act has been discussed and reviewed five times already, with public hearings have been held in all four regions of Thailand. The latest forum was held by the House Committee on Justice and Human Rights two months ago. By law, 20 MPs must sign in support of a public bill before it can be presented to parliament for deliberation. thephuketnews


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THAILAND FOCUS 11 morning flag ceremony. When he returned home, he attempted suicide.

Left and above: Participants in the the Grand Pride Parade held on April 28 this year through the streets of Patong. This has already been achieved for the Civil Partnership Bill, but the proposal is yet to be added to the House agenda due to a shortage of public support. By law, the bill must also garner 10,000 signatures from members of the public – the civil partnership bill has only about 4,000.

INVISIBLE VIOLENCE In the eyes of the outsider, Thailand is a paradise of tolerance. But for gay and transgender people inside the country, the picture is less idyllic. The Foundation for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Rights and Justice last year interviewed 868 people who identify as gay, lesbian or transgender in Chiang Mai, Nakhon Sawan, Bangkok, Pattaya, Surat Thani, Phuket and Nakhon Ratchasima. It found that 15 per cent of respondents were not accepted among their own family members, while 8 per cent were only conditionally accepted as part of the family. For nearly 13 per cent of respondents, family members refused to let them live with a gay partner. More than 14 per cent had been verbally assaulted by family members, 2.5 per cent were kicked out of the family

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home and 1.3 per cent were forced to undergo psychological treatment. About 2.5 per cent were forced to enter the monkhood, while 2.4 per cent were physically attacked by family members and 3.3 per cent were sexually assaulted by friends. Naiyana Supapung, coordinator of the Teeranat Kanjanaauksorn Foundation, which works for gender and sexual justice, says that gay and transgender people in Thailand face silent abuse throughout their everyday lives. She says Thai people have been conditioned to believe that society consists of only males and females. Therefore, the legal system cannot accommodate anyone outside those defined gender roles. She says many people become frustrated when they see younger people acting in ways that were never seen in their time – boys acting like girls, girls dressing like boys, or sexual relationships between people of the same gender. The main issues arising at the moment are because these ideas are all fairly new, Ms Naiyana says. People of previous generations had little or no knowledge of the existence of different gender

groups, with the result that today such people are automatically judged as “freaks of nature’’. ‘’I have a son studying in high school,’’ Ms Naiyana says. “He showed me his health education text book and I was shocked by what I saw. One part of the book specifically warned against any contact with people who act like members of the opposite sex. It advised students to inform their teacher straight away so they can help adjust those kids’ behaviour. “What makes this worse is the illustration in the lesson. The textbook shows images of what the author considers ‘abnormal’ kids.” Ms Naiyana says she doesn’t necessarily blame teachers in this situation – she acknowledges that they are simply teaching their students what they themselves were taught many years ago. But this doesn’t make it right, and she says there is an urgent need for a change in attitude. “Invisible violence is more harmful than visible violence. At least there are ways to prevent and treat physical violence. But there is no way to prevent invisible violence. Once it wounds the heart, it

is difficult to heal,’’ she says. Ms Naiyana recalls a case several years ago in which a gay boy attempted to kill himself by drinking insecticide. The boy had been humiliated by a teacher who had ordered him to stop speaking and acting like a girl. The teacher threatened to lower the boy’s academic grades if he didn’t comply. When he failed to follow her instruction, the boy was slapped in the face in front of the whole school during the

WHAT EQUALITY? “I feel like the reason that gay, lesbian and transgender tourists feel more welcome here is because they are here as tourists and of course local people want their money. They are granted certain privileges, the same as when I travel to another country,’’ Transgender Alliance coordinator Note says. She believes tourists feel more free to express their sexual identity in Thailand because it is not their home and they are offered a certain level of anonymity. ‘’If they actually live or work here and have a samesex partner, they will begin to understand that there are many things they can’t do and may not have access to,’’ Note says. “When they are here as tourists, they see a romantic side of our culture and tradition. But if they get to be part of a community for one year, they will feel different.’’ HEARTS AND MINDS The first step towards ratifying a civil partnership law is to change the public attitude towards same-sex couples; changi ng the law won’t change popular sentiment, Ms Anjana says. “There is a quote from

an expert saying that Thai society unofficially accepts, but officially rejects, gay and lesbian people,’’ she says. “I think it’s true that Thai people can only accept gay and lesbian people in superficial ways, such as the way they act or dress. But when it comes to the meaningful circumstances, Thai people tend to be biased against them.’’ Note says society must recognise that there is more than just male and female – there are also lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people living together. “Apart from the legal issue, I think people’s attitudes are important. If people still have negative feelings toward gay and transgender people, the law will mean nothing to anyone.’’ Ms Naiyana agrees. ‘’It is time for us to reform our law, culture, and social values to be more open to sexual diversity. For me, civil partnership is the first step for gender recognition. “If it is approved and enforced, it will be good. But I would still say we do not really understand what human right and gender equality are,’’ she says. “If we can understand those rights, gay and transgender people should not need to have separate laws governing marriage.’’ Bangkok Post


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A CALL FOR ACTION NOW

Father of Phuket tourist appeals for sustainability Alasdair Forbes execeditor@classactmedia.co.th

ichit Na Ranong, owner of the Indigo Pearl Resort, and acknowledged as Phuket’s “Father of Tourism” has made a plea for concerned business people and stakeholders in the tourism industry to get together to work out way to make the island’s tourism industry sustainable. Mr Wichit was speaking last Friday (September 6) at a packed American Chamber of Commerce meeting at his resort, attended by around 120 people, including top developers, hoteliers and tourism figures. He laid out a history of the island’s tourism industry, much of it a long struggle against government neglect, a battle by local business people to get basic infrastructure such as power, water, communications and flights. The results of the neglect bordered on farce. In the 1980s Thai Airways, which had a monopoly on domestic routes, was ultra conservative and refused to buy jet aircraft. Its subsidiary, Thai Airways International, was forwardlooking but the two airlines simply did not speak to one another. Tourists making the long journey from Europe could not book flights to Phuket until they landed in Bangkok. As a result, none booked hotel rooms

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Indigo Pearl owner Wichit Na Ranong and local Amcham convener Bill Barnett. in Phuket because they did not know if they could get a flight. It was only when the thenPrime Minister, Gen Prem Tinsulanonda, was convinced that the two should be amalgamated that the deadlock was broken and tourists began to come in great numbers. Now, he said, there are real concerns about continuing government neglect, though of a different kind. The government talks only about numbers of tourists and how much they spend. This worries us a lot. It makes sustainable and quality tourism impossible. “What will be our future? The government has a policy to support tourism, but no action.” In the very early days the Tourism Organisation of Thai-

land, precursor of the TAT, commissioned a B10 million study from Japan, which included serious consideration of sustainability and making sure all stakeholders benefitted. It was never adopted as part of government tourism policy. Just getting Bangkok to listen was hard. In Phuket, Mr Wichit and others established the Phuket Tourist Association to lobby the government for improvements to pay more attention to Phuket. “It took 10 years,” he said. “I built the Pearl Hotel [in Phuket Town]. For six years it was empty because the government took so long.” Unlike in other countries – where governments impose rules and regulations and the

China ‘now in top three for investments abroad’ CHINA BECAME ONE OF the world’s top three investors for the first time last year after its foreign investment soared to a new record, Beijing said on Monday (September 9). The Asian giant’s overseas direct investment rose 17.6 per cent last year, from 2011 to US$87.8 billion (B2.6 trillion), according to a statement jointly released by the Ministry of Commerce, the National Bureau of Statistics and the State Administration of Foreign Exchange. Globally, outbound direct investment fell 17 per cent, it noted, and the contrasting developments made China one of the world’s top three investors, according to the statement. Last year’s increase represented an acceleration from @thephuketnews

8.5 per cent in 2011, when the global economic recovery was weak in the face of continuing financial turmoil in Europe and the United States. Beijing has been encouraging Chinese companies to “go international” as the country’s economy steams ahead, with its appetite expanding for both resources and global market share. The government has set goals of increasing overseas direct investment at an average annual rate of 17 per cent through 2015 to US$150 billion (B4.5 trillion). By the end of last year, China’s total outstanding overseas direct investment stood at $531.9 billion (B16 trillion), the 13th-highest in the world, said the statement. The figure was small com-

pared with developed countries as “China’s outbound direct investment took off rather late”, the statement said, noting that US overseas investments were 10 times larger and Britain’s more than three times the size. “The sectors [China] has invested in are broad and comprehensive, although [the value] is rather concentrated in some industries,” it said. The top destination for overseas Chinese investment last year (though technically not overseas) was Hong Kong, while the US rose to second place with US$4.05 billion (B162 billion) invested, surging 123.5 per cent from 2011. By end of of 2012, Chinese companies employed 1.49 million staff overseas, about half of whom were non-Chinese, the report added. AFP

private sector have to plead for relaxation of them – in Thailand, Mr Wichit said, “when negative impacts are felt, and deterioration, it has always been the private sector who drew the government’s attention to the problems.” That is still the case, but now the private sector needs to plead for the government to impose more regulation.

“Thailand has never had laws to govern carrying capacity [of tourist sites]. So the only way to do it is indirectly through environmental laws for example. “Taking a lesson from 34 years ago, when a group of operators like us were the stakeholders [and pushed the government to respond], now we have more stakeholders – people who come here to invest in property, services, retail and many others – so maybe it is time for those stakeholders to voice [their concerns] insistently to the government, like we did at the beginning.” Asked afterwards by The Phuket News whether he planned to lead the new push, perhaps to call a meeting of like-minded people, he said, “I have no specific approach for the time being. I’m just trying to motivate them to do something together. I’m tiring – we can give the younger generation some ideas and some direction.” Asked how long he thought it would be before Phuket’s tourism becomes definitively unsustainable, he said, “I don’t know. It depends. There are

two factors that were involved in the past take-off of tourism. One was consistent effort and the other was luck. So I can’t say how much effect luck will have.” For example, he said, modern-thinking and forwardlooking politicians and senior ministry staff could make a big positive difference while if they were conservative, nothing would get done. Which type one would get at any time was a matter of luck. He also admitted that constant changes in government and ministerial posts these days is leading to a worrying lack of consistency. “I have heard from many colleagues that [Tourism and Sport Minister Somsak Pureesrisak] is very active. But I don’t know how long he will stay. You never know.” Asked whether Phuket having special status with a Governor elected from local candidates rather than appointed by Bangkok would make a difference, he said, “I’m not sure. I’m still not convinced about the election process. Let’s leave it at that.”


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he Ministry of Tourism & Sports proposes to set up a hotel booking website, to be run by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, to take back control of internet bookings in Thailand and offer a better deal for hotels. According to the Minister, Somsak Pureesrisak, the project will help save operational costs for hotel owners nationwide. It will offer an alternative to various popular global online booking websites such as Agoda, Expedia and Phuketbased HotelTravel.com. The plan coincides with a revived attempt by the Thai Hotels Association (THA) to convince the Ministry to crack down on illegal hotels in order to head off over-capacity and cut-throat pricing. THA president Surapong Techaruvichit said that online hotel booking services made it easy for a non-registered hotel to pick up business. They could compete with registered hotels without having to comply with the law or pay the cost of registration. “The association will ask the Ministry to collect accurate statistics across the country…

so we can see the extent of the competition from nonregistered hotels.” He claimed there was unfair competition mainly from apartments and condominiums that placed some of their units on the market for daily rental through internet booking sites. “It causes an oversupply of room and forces hotels to dump rates to stay competitive, but there could be security issues if the properties are not complying with safety regulations,” he said. According to hotel statistics by the close of 2012, there were 7,069 hotels and 350,000 rooms nationwide, which is lower than the count by the National Statistical Office (NSO) for 2011; it reported there were 9,865 hotels and 450,000 rooms across the country, he said. “The latter figure reflects several accommodation types that are avoiding registration, but act as commercial hotel ventures.” The Ministry of Interior’s statistics show there are 353 hotels in Bangkok, while the NSO Thailand puts the figure at 681. However, on the online hotel booking website Agoda,

On the Agoda website, as pictured above, 1,232 hotels are currently listed for Bangkok. But the Ministry of Interior says that just 323 are registered in the capital. almost twice that number of hotels – 1,232 – are listed in Bangkok, he noted. “Room occupancy for association members has grown only 10 per cent this year, while tourist arrivals grew 20 per cent, partly because bookings went to unregistered hotels.” He believes if the ministry would crack down on illegal hotels, the room rate would increase by about 15 per cent in Bangkok alone. The Ministry, believing the market is controlled by foreign hotel booking services,

is promoting the concept of a central hotel reservations website. Agoda appears to be the main target of criticism and its success is what has spurred officials to consider setting up in competition. The project is under study and might not materialise if the set-up costs prove too high, but it is indicative of a national policy to put the tourism industry firmly in the hands of Thais at all levels including the highly lucrative third party hotel booking sites mainly

owned by global companies. “Instead of paying up to 15 per cent of a room rate to international websites like Agoda.com, local hotels may pay about 5 per cent to the government’s sponsored website and the earnings would be used to promote the website as well as the tourism industry.” In fact, the commissions quoted are far below what popular sites earn when all the promotional fees and added value features are included. The cost of a booking rises to around 35 per cent – higher than what even the global distributions systems (GDSs, such as Amadeus, Travelport and Abacus) charge. That is the nature of the game, which started as a cheap channel that undercut traditional GDSs. But as popularity grew, so did the fees and pricing options to ensure a property appeared high on the screen’s Page 1 list. Some optimistic supporters say it could be launched later this year, though this seems unlikely given that the project is still in the study and budgeting stage. TTR Weekly

FinMin microloans plan to take on loan sharks THE FINANCE MINISTRY will issue licenses to nonfinancial institutions that will allow them to make microloans with annual interest rates of more than 15 per cent. The aim, a senior official said, is to combat loan sharks. Somchai Sujjapongse, director-general of the Fiscal Policy Office, explained that only microfinance loans ranging from B30,000 to B100,000 will qualify, because the government wants to offer individuals a working chance. Financial institutions have

offered almost no lending services to very small business operators, particularly street vendors and wet market traders, because borrowers such as these lack financial and accounting track records, and are high-risk. This inability to get loans from legitimate sources drives the small borrowers into the arms of the loan sharks, who charge as much as 20 per cent a month. Lenders will not be allowed to offer money deposit services to the public.

IN BRIEF Bangkok Airways cuts fares 40pc Bangkok Airways is selling 40-per-cent-off fares on selected domestic routes for passengers travelling this month (September). The economy promotion offers one-way fares from Bangkok starting at B1,190 to Chiang Mai and Krabi and B1,490 to Phuket. For travel between Chiang Mai and Phuket, the fare starts at B2,680. Fares do not include airport taxes.

Myanmar to boost tour guide numbers Myanmar says it will improve local tour guide competency in anticipation of a boom in tourism following its opening of four border crossing points along the Thai-Myanmar border at Tachileik-Mae Sai, Myawady-Mae Sot, Kawthaung-Ranong and Htee Khee-Sunaron. Hotels and Tourism Minister, Htay Aung, said the ministry is now planning more tourist guide courses to cater to an anticipated growth in tourism. The duration of the course will be eight to 10 weeks. As in Thailand, no foreigner in Myanmar may work as a tour guide.

Philippines warn over lipstick lead

Philippines officials on Sunday (September 8) warned that some unlicensed Chinese-made lipsticks and fake copies purporting to be legitimate brands may contain high levels of lead. The lipsticks are “unnotified products from China or imitations of the original products being sold by sidewalk and ambulant vendors or outlets in the country,” the advisory warned. The lipsticks carry the labels Baolishi, Miss Beauty, Shijing, Ling Mei and Heng Fang, it added.

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‘will buy 5,580 Travel agents benefit from China new aircraft by 2023’ boom in Chinese tourists

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ember companies of the Association of Thai Travel Agents (ATTA) handled 2.9 million international tourists at Suvarnabhumi Airport from January to August, representing a hefty increase of 35.80 per cent over the 2.2 million during the same period last year. ATTA released its data last week, based on fees member agencies pay to the Airports of Thailand to provide a meetand-greet service for international clients. This is considered an accurate barometer for the tourism industry, but is limited to travel through just one airport. Data will be collected in the near future from Don Muang Airport, Bangkok’s second international airport, in the near future but that still leaves uncounted other international airports that are growing in importance such as Phuket, Chiang Mai and Samui. Predictably, China continues to lead the field for travel agencies, giving them 1,061,961 trips, an increase of 73.76 per cent from 611,179 last year. It indicates the swing to China away from traditional

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Members of ATTA handled 2.9 million tourists at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok between January and August this year, an increase of 36 per cent. Photo: Mattes markets in Europe, though net revenue earned on each trip is still considerably lower than European travelers deliver. ATTA is the only association in Thailand that delivers credible data on travel channeled through travel agents. However it needs to spread the net to other gateways and also add more information on the demographics of travel agency clients. Association president, Sis-

divachr Cheewarattanaporn, warned member tour operators to be diligent when dealing with Chinese clients to ensure they comply with the Chinese government’s new tourism law, which comes into effect on October 1. “The Chinese government has stepped up its consumer protection laws mainly in response to an outbound travel boom. Therefore we must monitor the situation closely,”

he said. The new tourism law includes many provisions, but the most important is Article 35, which states: “Travel agencies are prohibited from organising tourism activities and luring tourists with unreasonably low prices, or getting illegitimate gains such as rebates by arranging shopping or providing tourism services that requires additional payments. “When organising and receiving tourists, travel agencies shall not designate specific shopping places, or provide tourism services that require additional payment.” Russia also continued to grow as the second market during January to August with 421,266 trips handled by ATTA members, up 49.23 per cent from 282,300. Markets three to five for ATTA were: Japan (196,177; +60.49 per cent); Vietnam (149,100; +14.11 per cent); and India (135,581; -18.31 per cent). In August alone, China posted growth of 32.68 per cent to 132,425 trips compared with 99,804 during the same month last year. TTR Weekly

BOEING PROJECTS A DEmand for 5,580 new commercial aircraft in China over the coming 20 years, valued at US$780 billion (B23.4 trillion). It made the estimates in its annual China Current Market Outlook forecast claiming the country’s fleet will triple in size over the next two decades. “Thanks to strong economic growth and increased access to air travel, we project China traffic will grow at nearly 7 per cent a year,” said Boeing’s vice president of marketing, Randy Tinseth. “China is a key market for Boeing. Our current and future products will allow our customers to meet the growing

demand with the most efficient airplanes.” Tourism within China and around Asia will help spur strong demand for single-aisle airplanes, with total deliveries in that segment reaching 3,900 through 2032, Boeing predicts. Tinseth said both the nextgeneration 737 and the new 737 Max offer significant advantages in improved capabilities, fuel efficiency and maintenance costs. Growth in the long-haul segment is expected to result in demand for an additional 1,440 new fuel-efficient widebodies, such as the 787 Dreamliner, 777 and 747-8 Intercontinental.

Chicky Net forum sold ONLINE WOMEN’S FORUM Chicky Net, which has around 1,500 Phuket members – about half the total – has been sold. The site was at risk of being shut down when founder Berthe Mandaat decided after four years of running the site to sell the business in April, after she moved to Europe. However, last weekend it was announced that a woman named “Shannon” had pur-

chased the business, and the popular site would continue. In an earlier interview with The Phuket News, Ms Mandaat, from the Netherlands, said she set up the site when she moved to Phuket. “Back home I had cofounded an online group for girls in their 30s. Via this group I made new friends quickly so I decided to give it a try in Phuket.”


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THE BIG LIST Origins of the mundane We do these things everyday, without skipping a beat most of the time. But do you know why? Here, the dirty, dangerous and downright weird reasons for common gestures.

Handshake: It only takes seconds and is the standard greeting, dealsealer, and act of forgiveness. But in the good ol’ Roman days, the handshake extended to the elbow and was a way for two parties to check if the other had a weapon hidden under their sleeve. It wasn’t until the dawn of medieval Europe that we started to clasp hands and shake, mostly to see if any smaller weapons would fall out. The reason we usually use our right hand? Well, the left hand was commonly used as a way to clean one’s self after sitting on the toilet. Thank you hand sanitiser, thank you so much. Yawning and sneezing: Ever wonder why we cover our mouths during yawns and sneezes and say “God bless you”? In medieval Europe, the bubonic plague spread like wildfire and covering one’s mouth during a sneeze was not only proper, but completely necessary to help limit the spread of the awful disease. The saying began when Pope Gregory instructed people to start blessing all who sneezed. Covering our mouths during a yawn was very different in the Muslim and Indian worlds: people believed that a yawn invited satanic spirits into the body and covering your mouth was a surefire way to block it. Driving on the left, then on the right side of the road: Again, we look back to Rome as the forefather of left hand driving. The reason? It was easier to kill passersby that were hostile or threatening your life. Most people during that time were right-handed and it was easier to whip out your dagger/sword/trident on your right. The reason for the switch back to the right-side? Guns. Horseback riders would hide their firearms on their left hand side and could easily steer with their right. The right-side change was further solidified by Napoleon and Adolf Hitler who preferred to use the right-side of the road for this reason. Reaching male adulthood: In several counties, adulthood is conclusively reached when a boy turns 21 and becomes a man. Of course, there are several exceptions to this in the modern era, but during the Middle Ages this age was set aside as special for one, maybe two reasons: armour. A knight was not expected to fully carry the weight of a steel vest until they reached 21, when there was no doubt he could. In addition, Europeans at the time had high regard for the number 7 since it was connected to Aristotelian Greek philosophy. Boys became pages at age 7, squires at age 14, and knights at 21. Weddings: Go anywhere in the world, and there is a crazy backstory to wedding traditions. Dowries aside, weddings have been conducted in the name of anything but love for thousands of years. The Germanic Goths and the Mongols were known for kidnapping their ‘wives’, which included their best man – who was usually an accomplice. Once the ‘bride’ and groom were together, the best man became a bodyguard in case a counter-kidnapping ensued. In ancient Rome, bridesmaids would dress the same as the bride in order to confuse evil spirits and used them as bait, which may have led to the tradition of hosting grandiose weddings. That, and everyone likes to party.

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Colorado town mulls drone-hunting permits A small Colorado town that claims to have held the world’s first rodeo is deciding whether to issue hunting licenses to shoot down unmanned drones, just as hundreds of citizens line up to apply for the potential permit. Next month, the small ranching and farming community of Deer Trail will vote whether to allow licenses to shoot down drones. Town clerk Kim Oldfield told reporters that a resident had proposed the idea as a way to protest the use of unmanned aircraft for commercial and government purposes. Even with only 600 residents living in the small community, Oldfield said the town has been flooded with applications for the US$25

permits (B750). Nearly 1,000 applications have been sent in, some as far away as Britain and Canada. “Our intention is really not to allow people to shoot things out of the sky,” Oldfield said, adding that potential events surrounding possible ‘drone hunting seasons’ could help boost tourism to the area.

When news of the vote hit the public, the Federal Aviation Administration issues a statement that warned against the shooting of drones and noted that it could damage property or cause injuries if the aircraft falls. “Shooting at an unmanned aircraft could result in criminal or civil liability, just as would

firing at a manned airplane,” the statement read. Meanwhile, the resident who proposed the idea, Philip Steel, has started selling his own mock licences on the internet with over 150 already sold. No matter what happens with the ballot measure, he says he will continue to sell his mock permits.

Aussie election’s quirky candidates AUSTRALIA’S ELECTION looked set last week to bring some quirky candidates to the national parliament, including a billionaire hoping to rebuild the Titanic and a possible senator for motoring enthusiasts. Early counts left WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange struggling for a place in the Senate, along with former anti-immigration firebrand Pauline Hanson, as fresh faces emerged from micro parties. Prime minister-elect Tony Abbott’s new government will have a clear majority in the House of Representatives, but his Liberal/National coalition will likely have to negotiate with fringe elements and independents in the Senate. Upper house seats were not expected to be officially

determined for three to four weeks, but provisional polling showed strong results for Queensland billionaire Clive Palmer’s populist Palmer United Party. The flamboyant Palmer, who plans to rebuild the Titanic in a Chinese shipyard, has said he is confident of winning a seat in the lower House of Representatives.

“Undoubtedly he will have representation, by the looks of it, in the Senate ... and if I am given the task of leading the government in the Senate, it will be a bit like herding cats trying to get the legislation through,” Liberal Eric Abetz admitted. Among the other tipped winners are the Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party

in Victoria and the Australian Sports Party in Western Australia. Greens leader Christine Milne said she expected to share power with a “plethora” of other parties once the Senate changes over next year. “I had a look at the motoring enthusiasts and say they want unfettered access to the environment. I think that means four-wheel drives and off-road vehicles and so on,” she said. “That gives you a bit of an insight where they’re coming from. “I also looked at the Sporting Australia Party and they’re all for a healthier Australia and more involvement in physical exercise and sport. We could work with them in making Australia healthier.” AFP

Top cop fled after love for wife was exposed FALLEN CHINESE POLITICIAN Bo Xilai told his trial Monday that the “real reason” his police chief fled to a US consulate, in an incident that exposed a lurid corruption scandal, was because he was unmasked as being in love with Bo’s wife. The drama, which has captivated China and shaken the ruling Communist Party, erupted when Wang Lijun, Bo’s right-hand man in the southwestern megacity of Chongqing, tried to seek asylum following the murder of a British businessman. Bo’s wife Gu Kailai was later convicted of poisoning Neil Heywood in a Chongqing hotel room. Bo told the final day of his corruption trial that Wang decided to flee into the arms of US diplomats because “he secretly loved Gu

Kailai and he was confused and overwhelmed by this feeling”. Wang had made his feelings to Gu clear in a letter, Bo said, adding that on one occasion the policeman was so overcome with emotion that he “slapped himself in the face eight times”. “Gu Kailai said to him ‘you’re kind of weird’. He replied: ‘I used to be weird, now I’m normal’.” During the trial Bo also confessed to having had extramarital affairs and said Gu moved to Britain because she was angry with him. The revelations over the tangle of relationships were some of the most bizarre to emerge from Bo’s trial in the eastern city of Jinan for bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power. AFP thephuketnews


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The book then explores Dale’s – who Diana refers to as a “humanoid” – journey to find a new home, and follows him as he is “forced to examine his own humanity” addressing greed, corruption and redemption

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Phuket woman has published her first science fiction book and will be holding an official signing at Roxy Bar in Phuket Town. Diana Miller, originally from Virginia in the United States but now retired in Phuket, finished The Volunteer in July. A meet-the-author and book signing evening will be held at Roxy Bar on Phang Nga Road in Phuket Town from 8pm on September 27. The Volunteer centres around protagonist Dale Jackson, who is working at a dead end job when he sees an advertisement calling for volunteers for hire. He signs up and then finds out he will be sent to different planets to “loot natural resources and exterminate indigenous populations.” The book then explores Dale’s – who Diana refers to as a “humanoid” – journey to find a new home, and follows him as he is “forced to examine his own humanity” addressing issues of greed, corruption and redemption. While the main genre of The Volunteer is sci-fi, Diana says there are also elements of action, thriller, and a touch of a military theme, due to her own 20 or so years serving with the US Navy. “I love science fiction; it’s a passion of mine,” she explains. “When I was a small girl I read a science fiction story and just fell in love with it. “I’ve always loved to write,” she adds, recounting one of her earliest writing experiences.

Phuket-based sci-fi author Diana Miller holds a copy of her new book, The Volunteer, part of a planned trilogy. “I was in the eight grade [around 13 years old] and I had a teacher I will never forget. Her name was Miss Smallwood. She taught me how to write, and I really took it to heart. “That followed me through my life, even when I was in the military. “When I was a supervisor it took me forever to write the evaluations because of all the drafts I used to write – I wanted to make sure it was just right. I do take care.” Diana says despite the 50,000-word novel

being a lot of work, she was very pleased to see it in print at last, after it was self-published.Writing the book took around three years, with one year of “intensive” work in Phuket, Diana says. “I loved writing it. I’ve already got 20,000 words for the sequel, and it’s going to be a trilogy.” The book is available in hard copy for B650, with e-book versions also available. For more details visit the author’s website: dianamiller.iconosites.com

SEA literary award winner announced

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ngkarn Chanthathip’s poetry book Hua Chai Hong Thi Ha (The Fifth Chamber of the Heart) has been named the winner of this year’s SEA Write Award. The work was chosen over six other poetry collections in Southeast Asia’s most recognised literary competition. The judges praised Hua Chai Hong Thi Ha for its paradoxical perspectives. “The book’s dual parts present parallel portraits of the human cycle of struggle,” the citation said. “The book simulates the evolution of humankind from the prehistoric era to the formation of communities to the present day. It especially discusses the urban society that’s made up of homeless people, migrant people, minority people, con-

necting stories from the past with contemporary life.” Mr Angkarn was born in 1974 in Khon Kaen and started writing poetry in secondary school. After graduating from Ramkhamhaeng University’s faculty of humanities, Mr Angkarn published several books of poetry, including Khon Rak Kong Kwam Sao (Sadness’s Lover) and Hon Tang Lae Tee Phakphing (Way and Shelter). He currently works as a member of the editorial team of Mars magazine. “I’m not quite sure why I won. I didn’t expect it,” Mr Angkarn said after learning the news. “I think it’s probably because the issues explored in the book present an overall picture of what’s going on in

society, ones that are contemporary and borderless such as conflict between groups of people, or natural disasters.” He added: “The prize is something that came after all the work I’ve done so it’s not going to affect who I am as a poet. I’m just going to continue trying to write good work that comes from my feelings. “Winning this prize is going to be good for my morale, though.” The SEA Write Awards honour literary gems from each country in Southeast Asia. Every year the prize alternates between different styles of writing – short stories, poems and novels. The official award ceremony will take place at Bangkok’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel in November. Bangkok Post

Digital detox with drawing basics

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encil. Paper. No memory cards, chargers, wi-fi, or any technology required. Drawing takes it back to basics, to a time when tweeting was what birds did. It brings together hand eye coordination whilst tapping into your wells of creativity. You might say, “What wells, what creativity, what co-ordination?”. It’s there; perhaps it just needs a bit of a wake up! Time to give your-

self a break from the smart phone and pick up a pencil? Sometimes just knowing where and how to begin with drawing can be a bit daunting, so it’s great to find a teacher who understands beginners and has a passion for drawing. Next week, Khun Mon of the Nakonai Art Museum in Rawai, will be teaching a Drawing Basics Short Course at the Book Café in Rawai. In an interview with The Phuket News in April, Mon said, “I use a lot

of reclaimed fishing boat wood and trash as material for artwork. I used some of that refuge to make a miniature of the type of ship that used to go clean and dig for dibuk [tin] in days past.” Begin your drawing experience with one of Phuket’s best artists. This, the first of five weekly sessions, will be held on September 17. For more information about this and other workshops call Kez on 084946-2171 or visit oasisedphuket.com thephuketnews


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I didn’t agree with what the government was doing... [but] I remember being interviewed a lot at that time about why I was doing it, and somebody from the Rolling Stones’ entourage, who was present in an interview, said that it was simply ‘to make money’, and I think there was a little bit of that in it as well

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aul Ropp doesn’t really consider himself a fashion designer. He doesn’t follow the latest trends or flick through the glossies. Instead, Paul prefers the term ‘artist’, “It’s not about fashion. It’s about ooohs and ahhhs... I know ooohs and aaahs.” The colourfully-clad, laidback New Yorker wraps up the interview with this as a way of clarifying that what he does and the clothing he creates is ‘different’. He needn’t have. Spending a fascinating hour in a Cherng Talay coffee shop, close to one of Paul Ropp’s 16 stores in Thailand, it becomes clear that Paul is anything like the archetypal ‘darling’ fashion designers. Born in Brooklyn, he became a ward of the state when he was just eight years old. “I went to a sort of reform school,” says Paul, “it was a school for emotionally vulnerable and delinquent children – I learned how to co-exist,” he says, choosing his words very carefully. This period of Paul’s life was ‘difficult’ to say the very least, but it was at this point that he traces the burgeoning of his interest in art. “Academics I just could never identify with it, I was always more into arts and music. I had some great teachers though, one of whom said, “Don’t be afraid to go off the stroke.” Although at the time, the teacher was referring to painting, Paul saw beauty in its sentiments. “I have lived by that rule ever since, and it’s the way that I produce what I produce.”

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Although Paul later received a scholarship and went to the School of Art & Design at the Pratt Institute in New York, it was, unsurprisingly, through a less conventional and more unorthodox method that he made his fortune. It was during the Vietnam War and, after realising that he couldn’t be a smuggler – “I didn’t have the balls and I couldn’t keep a secret,” Paul jokes – that he began looking at other ways of making money. “When I was about 25 years-old, I thought, ‘Why are cigarette rolling papers white?’ “The simple answer I found was because nobody had made them in any

other way. So I started manufacturing [Stars and Stripes patterned] Patriotic Rolling Paper.” Because of laws that prohibit activity that may be seen as desecrating the American flag, Paul had them manufactured in Italy because it was forbidden to do so in the US. During those times of political turbulence and musical experimentation, Paul, very much part of the ‘scene’, was among 100,000 young people who went on an anti-Vietnam war protest to Washington DC to smoke using the papers he was making. “It upset a lot of people,” remembers Paul with a smile. But it also made a lot of money. “I sold 13 million Stars and Stripes papers, and never hired a sales man. “I didn’t agree with what the government was doing... [but] I remember being interviewed a lot at that time about why I was doing it, and somebody from the Rolling Stones’ entourage, who was present in an interview, said that it was simply ‘to make money’, and I think there was a little bit of that in it as well.” Paul’s luck was to take an unfortunate turn, however, around the time of the Watergate scandal. “I was getting a cheque for US$36,000 every week for a long time. We paid all the right taxes, it’s just that ‘they’ didn’t like what I was doing.” Paul recounts that the US Secret Service even came to see him. After having enough, he decided to leave America and ended up in India, where he spent the next six years on a Goa beach, chilling out, meeting interesting people and little else. Although he did deliver a few babies. “We were very tribal back then – much different to your generation. We were always around each other, we just did that kind of thing.” After a half decade on the beach, he had somewhat of an epiphany. “It took a long time of thinking about why I had lost the money, before I decided “Hey, I need to start making some more!”

products the old-fashioned way. These are handicrafts and techniques that belong to a bygone era.” Much like the rolling papers, Paul’s T-Shirts became an instant hit with the counter culture generation. “When I eventually returned to New York, most of the old crowd had left, so I had very few contacts, but as all of the boutique store owners knew me from the Stars and Stripes papers, it was fine. “I made the T-shirts for US$1.25 and sold them for more than US$100 to the best stores in New York.” Despite his success – in 1978, the ‘Indian-Nepal’ range made US$6 million – Paul returned to Asia as soon as he could. “I’m attracted to the lifestyle [in Asia], if I’d have been really interested in the industry of fashion, I would have stayed in New York. But I was very much of the opinion that because I was good at what I did, they would find me – and they did.” There are now 16 Paul Ropp retail outlets throughout Thailand, and another 10 in Indonesia (Jakarta and Bali). He also exports to 33 countries worldwide. Paul is now largely resident in Bali, though he frequently travels to Phuket for business. The ‘ooh’ factor of the clothes though has not been altered since he first started ‘designing’. “My clothes are provocative, made to elicit a reaction. Many of my clothes have not changed in style since I started, I have just perfected the technique.”

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Surf the waves not the net PHUKET FOR KIDS

Donna Stephens editor3@classactmedia.co.th

Top from left to right: Children take part in craft activities, drama lessons, and story time.

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t may be the wet season, but this also means that surf’s up off Phuket. What a great time to get out in the waves and learn to surf. One of the better known surf schools on the island is Skyla’s Beach House, located at the Bliss Beach Club on Bangtao Beach. Their surf and SUP club is running after-school surf classes for those eager young ‘grommits’. Boys and girls really enjoy the fun. So get on down before the waves disappear. If your child really enjoys this sport, Skyla’s has a range of new and pre-loved boards for sale. Check out the Phuket for Kids website for more information on surf schools across Phuket.

Parlez-vous français?

One of Phuket for Kids’ newest listings is from Alliance Française Phuket. They run ‘The Club des Mousquetaires’ workshops to encourage young French speakers to practice French in a creative and fun way. In addition to learning the French language, activties include board games, puppet shows, stories, drama and karate lessons. The Club also has a French Library. And it is all free, courtesy of Alliance Française Phuket! For more information, visit facebook.com/ClubDesMousquetaires. AFPhuket

Question of the week? Q: I have friends visiting Phuket. Their

children are aged 8 and 12 years. What should I advise them to do? A: Phuket has many fun activities for children. Check out water theme parks such as Splash Jungle, Phuket Wake Park or Anthem Phuket. There are also shows such as Fantasea, Siam Niramit and Phuket Palazzo. Or if raining try one of the many henna tattoo, nail, massage or hair braiding venues. Ziplining in the jungle with Extreme Adventures, Cable Jungle Adventure or Flying Hanuman will be an experience never forgotten.

Check out phuketforkids.com for all venue details or purchase the book online from smashwords.com/books/view/314465

BISP IGCSE students’ success in design technology

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ritish International School Phuket (BISP) is the only school in Southern Thailand that offers the very hands-on subject of Design Technology through to upper Secondary school level – that is, for the externally examined IGCSE’s and IB Diploma. The Cambridge International Examinations results for 2013 have recently been announced and two BISP junior students sitting their IGCSE Design Technology (Resistant Materials) exams earlier than required, year 10 student Samuel Gartner (15 years old) and year 9 student Raymond Windsor (14 years

old) received outstanding results. This achievement is of particular note, given their young age. As students typically sit their IGCSE exams when they are aged 16 years old. For his coursework, Raymond invented an environmentally friendly bio diesel processor that recycles waste cooking oil into gasoline, and received an A grade. Samuel was awarded the highest grade possible in IGCSE, an A*(star) for his coursework, for which he invented a compact vertical wind turbine that generates electricity.

Raymond Windsor with his bio diesel processor; Samuel Gartner with his wind turbine.

KIS starts the day right

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Kajonkiet International School students sit down for an assembly with a difference.

good day at school starts with a good and energetic morning activity, and a morning school assembly is a great way to get you ready for a day of learning and fun. Morning assemblies, however, are more than just activities. KIS sees a morning assembly as an integral part of the school curriculum, as it supports the school and its members in becoming a more solid community. The morning school assembly is a great opportunity for all members to come together and share learning experiences before children go to their classrooms to start their day. KIS has a weekly morning assembly topic, which can vary from sharing academic classroom activities, music and drama, social values and life skills, road safety health and so on. This week’s topic was a musical

review of their last drama production ‘Little Red Riding Hood in Fairy Land’. Mr Snape, music and drama teacher at KIS, sang songs with the children from the drama production, along with masks for the children to wear. thephuketnews


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Find yoga’s inner child Kim White editor@classactmedia.co.th

Yoga is the fountain of youth. You’re only as young as your spine is flexible.” Bob Harper

Kim White is the owner of Sala Samadhi. she offers authentic Hatha yoga instruction for private and group sessions. Contact: www. mindbodyyogasystem. com or 086 276 9174. 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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ello and welcome again. This month I am looking at another of those yoga asanas that is often overlooked and mistaken for a “filler” or “time wasting” posture in a yoga class: Balasana, most commonly known as a “child pose”, is a hidden gem, and I think I need to loudly support the practise of this gentle, restorative, posture that can quite honestly be performed by pretty much anyone. I often mention when teaching in class, the importance of trying to find the uninhibited childlike nature of the mind that allows your body to bend and accept some poses that an “adult” mind would just scoff at. Balasana is a great and easy asana that can start you off on this train of thought. The fetal nature of this pose, if performed with an open mind, allows the full body a gravitational pull that is sure to induce a great sense of physical, mental and emotional relief and, as you give-in to gravity, allow the body to melt and the mind dissolve. There are many things about this pose that allow the body and mind to relax, and as the name suggests, this asana is quite nurturing: • Gently stretches the hips, thighs, and ankles • Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and fatigue • Relieves back and neck pain when done with head and torso supported • Releases tension in the back, shoulders and chest • Recommended if you have dizziness or fatigue • Helps alleviate stress and anxiety • Flexes the body’s internal organs and keeps them supple • Lengthens and stretches the spine • Normalises circulation throughout the body • Stretches muscles, tendons and ligaments in the knee • Encourages strong and steady breathing

Here is how you can practise this quiet achiever of a pose:

• Kneel on the floor, place your knees about a hip width apart. With your big toes together, sit on your heels (if you have difficulty sitting on your heels, place a folded towel between your calves and bottom). • Breath out and fold your torso down onto your thighs. You want to feel as if the spine if melting down the sides of your thighs. • Lay your hands on the floor alongside your torso, palms up, and release the fronts of your shoulders toward the floor (see photo one).

• Allow the weight of the front shoulders to pull the shoulder blades wide across your back. Alternatively, lengthen your arms out in front and try to get maximum length from the sinking bottom to the outstretched hands (see photo two).

Balasana is a resting pose. Stay anywhere from 30 seconds to a few minutes. Don’t be afraid to rest in this pose whenever you have a few spare minutes at any time of the day. Something this easy and healthy is definitely a keeper. Happy stretching! Metta, Kim


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Let your cookie monster run free LET’S PLAY

Yvon van Kesteren editor@classactmedia.co.th

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ou don’t have to be a great chef to bake cookies with your kids. With this simple sugar cookie recipe, you can’t go wrong. It is so easy, the kids can do it almost all themselves from start to finish. It’s a fun, messy and creative activity with a ‘yummy’ ending!

Age

From 2 years

What you need

Top: The fine art of cookie making: mix, roll, cut and decorate. Originally from The Netherlands, Phuket-based Yvon van Kesteren is the mother of two girls.

For the dough: 100 grams flour 75 grams butter 50 grams white sugar For the icing: Icing sugar Water Food colouring of your choice For the decoration: Sprinkles (chocolate or coloured) Sweets, like jelly beans or M&M’s Raisins or nuts Icing sugar

Preparation Get all your utensils ready; rolling pin (no rolling pin? A bottle of wine will also do the

trick), baking tray with baking sheet, cookie cutter(s) (if you have no cookies cutters, you might have some play dough shapes lying around the house that you can use as well), spatula, scale and a mixing bowl. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius. Take the butter out of the fridge and let it get to room temperature. Prepare all the ingredients by measuring them. Put all the decorations into a cup, a muffin tin or paint palette is great for this.

Add-ons for more fun play

Add choc chips to make choc chip cookies, raisins to make raisin cookies, lemon zest to make lemon cookies. It’s that simple! Create funny face cookies. M&M’s, Jelly beans and raisins are great for creating eyes, a nose and a mouth. By inserting an ice cream or BBQ stick into the cookies before they go into the oven, you can create cookie pops.

Clean up

Play Mix the flour, butter and sugar into a ball. Put some flour onto the table and roll out the dough with a rolling pin, around 1/2cm thick. Cut out the cookies with a cookie cutter and place them on the baking tray using a spatula. Bake the cookies for about 20 minutes until they are light brown and let them cool off once taken out of the oven. In the meantime you can prepare the icing by mixing the icing sugar with a little bit of water. Don’t make the icing to runny. Add a drop of food colour and prepare a few cups with different colours. Once the cookies are cold, you can start to decorate them. First add some icing on top of the cookies as this will allow the decoration to stick to the cookie.

Do the dishes together. One of the things you can benefit greatly from as a parent is to teach your children to clean up after themselves. Don’t make a battle out of cleaning up, try to make it as fun as possible. Be consistent and set the right example yourself. Once all the cleaning is done, enjoy a cookie!

Educational When baking cookies, they can learn about all the various ingredients, tastes and measurements. Mixing the dough is nice sensory play, using a rolling pin will improve their motor skills, and decorating the cookies will allow them to use their creativity. What is not to like about baking cookies?

Pet

of the week

This cute dog is named Ruby and belongs to Dave “Flob” Roberts. Ruby is a female German Shepherd and is eight months old. When she grows up she wants to be an electrician, because she likes chewing on cables, particularly the ones in Flob’s Vigo truck! Want to see your pet here? Email photos to editor1@classactmedia.co.th thephuketnews


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Pancakes of Patong STREET EATS

Ramon Bencharitiwong reporter3@classactmedia.co.th

Rin offers a variety of ingredients for her pancakes, such as chocolate, condensed milk, and fresh fruits such as banana and coconut

Top left; the Bjornsrud family from Norway enjoy their delicious pancakes; pancake maker Rin, originally from Trang province, sells pancakes in Patong.

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t’s a snack that’s probably the most iconic for the Phuket tourist – the famous pancake. It’s the taste of home, that one reliable snack that is delicious, cheap and the perfect break from all that Thai food. Over the years, the Patong pancake sellers in particular have caught onto what tourists love, eventually introducing the combination of Nutella (a hazelnut spread for those who don’t know it) and banana. One Patong pancake seller is Rinyarat “Rin” Nunthong, who can be found along the Patong Beach road with her little cart from 4pm to midnight most days. “I’ve only done this for eight months, but already I can tell that the pancake is a favourite snack for many tourists,” she says. Rin is originally from Trang province, and used to sell waffles and sweet Thai snacks previously – in short she knows her baked goods better than most. “Making a pancake is a similar sort of thing. I use a secret batter recipe from my sister, and this makes my pancakes very special. It is not easy to make but it tastes much better than other pancake sellers,” she tells The Phuket News. “I have a little cart, so I don’t need much space. I park up along the beach with my cart, and open from 4pm to midnight. Then I spent about two hours cleaning afterward,” she says. Rin offers a variety of ingredients for her pancakes, such as chocolate, condensed

milk, and fresh fruits such as banana, mango and coconut meat. Small, medium and large pancakes cost B60, B100 and B150, respectively. When The Phuket News visited Rin’s stall one evening, no one was more pleased to find her than tourists Adam Jankiewicz from Abu Dhabi and Carey Parker from Wales. “We are really enjoying this pancake, which is totally different from pancakes in French cuisine. It’s crispier and has local fruit in it. “It tastes great,” they said. Two young boys from Norway, Lucas and Nicklas Bjornsrud, were more to the point:

“We need more chocolate and more candy in our pancakes please,” they told Rin. Cooking the pancake is rather simple. First, you spoon the batter onto the hot plate, and use a wooden utensil to spread it thinly into a round circle shape. Once the surface of the pancake has bubbles in it and a few have burst, it’s ready (this usually takes one or two minutes). Then you add banana or mango or condensed milk, or whatever topping you’d like. Fold and flip the pancake with a thin spatula, and cook until brown – usually one or two minutes more. Transfer to a paper plate and voila, this warm, sweet pancake is ready to eat. Aroy maak!

DUSIT HOST F&B CONFERENCE Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket held the first Dusit International Food & Beverage Conference and Workshop on September 3-5, and included more than 25 food and beverage managers, directors and executive chefs from Dusit properties located all around the world. thephuketnews


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Great value, great tastes Claire Connell editor1@classactmedia.co.th

The result is a delightful eatery, serving extremely affordable and great tasting Thai and Western dishes. All the food is under B200, with the most expensive dish an Australian rib-eye or T-bone steak for B195

Top from left, the berry pancake dessert; salmon with tartare sauce and vegetables; Ton Hom business owners Lee and Tawan.

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on Hom restaurant, located on Bang Yai Road behind Big C, serves up a range of great Thai, Western and Russian cuisine, and is the perfect place to escape the area’s current traffic woes. Run by Saowalee “Lee” Why and her business partner and chef Tawan Saeoui, the restaurant was opened in February 2012. Both Lee and Tawan had been good friends growing up in a small village in Surin province in Isarn, but lost contact. By chance, they ended up meeting again in Phuket and decided to go into business together. At the time Tawan, who had worked as the food and beverage manager at many Phuket resorts – the latest being the Patong Beach Resort – was keen to get back into the kitchen and do more of the cooking himself. “I wanted my own business,” Lee says, “And at the same time Tawan came to me and said, ‘Let’s do a restaurant together.’” The result is a delightful eatery, serving extremely affordable and great tasting Thai and Western dishes. All the food is under B200, with the most expensive dish an Australian rib-eye or T-bone steak for B195. Lee says the most popular Thai dish is the pad Thai seafood, which comes wrapped in an omelette (B70). Also recommended is the Indian curry with deep fried chicken, which is served with steamed rice (B120); and the salmon fillet with cream sauce (B150). Not long after Ton Hom [it means spring onion in Thai] opened, Lee and Tawan noticed a considerable increase in the number of Russians living and working in the Bang Yai area, and thought it would be a good idea to introduce a Russian menu as well. So Tawan took it upon himself to learn how to cook Russian food, visiting other Russian restaurants in Phuket and studying recipes on the internet until he

was competent in cooking Russian cuisine. “The Russians say our food is the same as the food in Moscow. We are very pleased,” Lee says. On the Russian menu, the best seller is the “mimoza” (B90), a type of stacked tuna salad, and one of the most popular salads in Russia. The one at Ton Hom is made from boiled egg, carrot, spring onion, tuna and mashed potato, and stacked up to resemble some sort of pie. The interior is cutesy, with white wooden furniture and nice decorations. “We wanted to make sure it was friend-

ly, and not too formal,” says Lee. In summary it’s a great spot for lunch or dinner, with high quality food, presentation, affordable prices and very friendly staff. It’s a great find in a central location. Ton Hom restaurant, 38/3, Moo 5, Bang Yai Rd, Phuket, next door to Baan Suan place. If you befriend Ton Hom on Facebook and “check in” while you’re there, you get a 5 per cent discount on the bill. There’s also free WiFi. Open daily midday to 10pm, closed Sundays. 081 891 8132. Facebook.com/TonHom. Restaurant; tonhomphuket.weebly.com


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Bodega & Grill

Irish Times

Navrang Mahal

Trisara Seafood

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

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

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

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

Ceramic Kitchen Mom Tri’s Villa Royale

ITALIAN

RE KÁ TA Beach Club

Acqua

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

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

FRENCH

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

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

Baan Kalim Restaurant & Seafood KEE Sky Lounge

DaVinci

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-5am. 076 344 581. laboucherie-asia.com

Serving up an eclectic mix of tasty East-meetsWest tapas, and a colourful new vibe on the rooftop. Enjoy trendy fusion finger food influenced by cooking styles from around the world alongside your main course, or simply relax with Eurasian tapas and sip sundowners from a selection of creative cocktails. Open 5.30pmmidnight, KEE Resort & Spa, 076 335 888

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

Weaves Restaurant

Diavolo

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

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

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

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

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 thephuketnews


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Logging on to the past Claire Connell editor1@classactmedia.co.th

These days Borneo House, still known by many older locals in the area as “Baan Borneo”, is once again an icon of Chiang Mai, serving as a reminder as to how different, and difficult, life would have been for the first foreigners to live in the area

From top: The stunning historical and recently renovated Borneo House is the centrepiece for the 137 Pillars House hotel; architect and Chiang Mai University lecturer Julaporn Nanthapanich shows the Lanna Traditional House Museum.

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t is often fun to imagine what it would have been like to be one of the first foreigners to arrive in Thailand more than a century ago, before the promotional packages promising sun and sand, when you arrived by steamship not on a direct flight, and long before there was a 7-Eleven on every corner. The story of the East Borneo Company, one of the first foreign companies to set up business in Chiang Mai in the 1880s, is particularly of note. The company’s former headquarters, a beautiful 125-year-old teakwood, colonial-style house located near the city’s Ping River (the then “foreigner area”), is today a famous landmark in the northern capital, but its fascinating story is only beginning to be told. Several years ago, “Borneo House” was part of an extensive three-year renovation project led by architect and Chiang Mai University lecturer Julaporn Nanthapanich. Today the historical building sits as the centrepiece of the stunning 137 Pillars House hotel, in the culturally rich Wat Gate area. Proud of its heritage, the resort recently introduced a historical tour based around Borneo House led by Mr Julaporn, which includes a walk through the nearby Wat Ket and Tha Pae neighbourhoods; and the Lanna Traditional House Museum at Chiang Mai University. The story of Borneo House begins around 1881, when Louis Leonowens, son of Anna Leonowens (the royal student of King Chulalongkorn) was invited by the King to join his Royal Cavalry. Two years later, an agreement was signed allowing foreigners to cut trees for commercial purposes in the forests, allowing the East Borneo Company to become a distributor of Thai teak as well. Teakwood was highly desired in Britain and Europe at large, primarily because of the

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wood’s durability, strength, and resistance to insects, which made it an excellent material for shipbuilding. Louis Leonowens soon joined the ranks of the East Borneo Company, and opened its Chiang Mai office in 1896, probably as one of a handful of foreigners living in the city. In 1898, records show that just fifty foreigners were living in the north of Thailand, a far cry from the many thousands of today. But what is even more interesting is how the prized teakwood was sent to Europe. Trees were selected, chopped down and then left for three years to dry, which meant they became light and were able to be “floated” down the river to Bangkok. Remarkably, it took a minimum of two years to then reach the capital. Around 600 elephants are said to have worked for the company at any one time – they would drag the large teakwood logs to the sides of the Ping River, a tributary to the Chao Praya, ready for shipment. When the Japanese arrived in Thailand in December 1941, during World War Two, their military occupied Borneo House, with most of the expatriate staff who had been working for the East Borneo Company escaping by crossing the mountains to Myanmar (then Burma). After the war, the house was then sold

furniture and free standing Victorian baths are reminders of days gone by, and blend with modern facilities including outdoor gardens showers and flat screen televisions. A range of bespoke dining options include Palette Restaurant, The Dining Room, The Wine Cellar, the Jack Bain Bar and private dining, as well as the new SilverNeedle Collection Afternoon Tea Experience. Facilities include the spa, gymnasium and 25 metre swimming pool with its impressive 40 metre green wall of live plants.

to Scotsman William Bain, the last managing director of the company, who married and raised a family in it. Mr Bain’s eldest daughter eventually sold the house around five years ago to the Wongphanlert Company, who decided to use Borneo House as the centrepiece for its new hotel, 137 Pillars House (named after the number of pillars of Borneo House), and the restoration project began. But it was by no means easy work, according to Mr Julaporn, who spent one year researching exactly how to renovate and restore the house before commencing work. The project involved around 250 people, with major efforts centred around lifting the Borneo House three metres off the ground to protect the building from floods; completely restoring all the original wood; and replacing the original wooden foundations. “The restoration was very difficult because of the elaborate detail [in the wood], and there was the hidden problem of a large tree root going through the foundations,” explains Mr Julaporn. “There was [also] the issue of air conditioning, with the new roof needing to house two 4-tonne air conditioning units. “But I really enjoyed working on this project. I think it was very important because of the heritage factor of the building, and to spread the knowledge about the building to other people.” These days Borneo House, still known by many older locals in the area as “Baan Borneo”, is once again an icon of Chiang Mai, serving as a reminder as to how different, and probably difficult, life would have been for the first foreigners to live in the area. The 137 Pillars House Historical Buildings tour is priced at B3,500++ and is available to both 137 Pillars House hotel guests and outsiders, based on availability. It includes a tour of Borneo House by Mr Julaporn plus a visit to other historical landmarks.

CURRENT PROMOTION The Ultimate Wellness Experience package requires a minimum of two people and includes round trip airport transfers; two nights luxurious accommodation in suite category of your choice; Spa Consultation on arrival with Spa Manager; Spa Package of your choice; Two yoga and stretching classes with personal trainer; Meditation in evening at local temples (optional) includes transportation; Fresh Juice and nibbles after each treatment in spa; Nightly In-room

Spa Bath drawn by Spa Therapist; Two Thai Massage Classes; Healthy Cuisine daily prepared by Executive Chef Suphot; Healthy Cuisine Cooking Class; Spa Turn Down gift nightly; evening activity to float a Traditional Lantern or Walking Street Shopping (optional); and a Spa Gift on departure. Package rates start from B48,500 net, inclusive of tax and service charge, and are valid until April 30, 2014. For more details visit 137pillarshouse.com or phone the resort on +66 (0)53 247788.


12 TECHNOLOGY IN BRIEF Levitation train reaches 498 kph

The world’s longest and fastest train, Japan’s LZero maglev, reached 498 kph (310 mph) last week on the test track. The train, which is still under construction with a completion date set for 2027, will connect Nagoya and Tokyo and intends to cut travel time by two-thirds to just 40 minutes. Currently, only 41 km of test track has been laid. Maglev trains like the L-Zero rely on magnetic power t o f loat above the ground, allowing the trains to nearly double the speed of the fastest bullet trains.

PC to see new Nazi zombie game

Rebellion, the developers of this year’s surprise hit, Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army, have announced a sequel that will also be released for the PC with possible ports to the next generation consoles. Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army 2 has no release date as of yet. Both games are a four-player co-op spin-off to Sniper Elite V2, a tactical shooter that takes place in 1945. “Nazi Zombie Army was a gamble, really. We didn’t know whether it would work,” said Rebellion boss Jason Kingsley, “We’ve created a lot of fans who just like a straightforward gory shooter against zombies.”

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NASA spacecraft to study the moon

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ASA launched an unmanned spacecraft last Friday (September 6) that aims to study the Moon’s atmosphere. Blazing a red path in the night sky, the spacecraft lifted off aboard a converted Air Force ballistic missile known as the Minotaur V rocket from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Vir-

ginia. The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) aims to learn more about the atmosphere and dust while circling the Moon. When US astronauts last walked on the Moon four decades ago, they learned that dust could be a huge problem for sensitive spacecraft and equipment, said space expert John Logsdon. “It’s not smooth dust like a piece of sand on the beach. It’s made of very, very small fragments,” said Logsdon, a NASA adviser and former director of the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University. The Moon’s atmosphere is so thin that its molecules do not collide, in what is known as an exosphere.

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Exploring that exosphere will be a US$280 million (B9 billion) solar and lithium battery-powered spacecraft about the size of a small car – nearly eight feet (2.4 metres) tall and five feet wide. After launch, LADEE aims to hurtle itself beyond Earth’s orbit so it can circle the Moon. One hundred days into the science portion of the mission, the LADEE spacecraft will make a death plunge into the Moon’s surface. NASA’s next big human exploration project aims to send humans to Mars by the 2030s. AFP

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six-year-old Chinese boy who had his eyes gouged out by a woman believed to be his aunt may one day see again after a Hong Kong hospital offered him “electronic eyes”. Hong Kong-based eye expert Dennis Lam said his team would provide the treatment for free to Guo Bin – known as Bin-Bin – who was found covered in blood near his home in the northern Chinese province of Shanxi last month after the horrific attack.

Lam said that he is still waiting for consent from the child’s parents to bring him to his eye hospital in Shenzhen in southern China, where he can be given a pair of false eyes as soon as next week.

A camera would process images and relay a signal to a grid of electrodes attached to the boy’s tongue eventually teaching the brain to ‘see’ again. The final goal is to give the boy bionic eyes linked directly to the brain which will help him partially regain his sight, Lam said, a treatment which is still being developed. “In the high end it (his sight) could be 20 to 40 per cent when we talk about ten years down the road. It’s a wild guess. The ultimate goal is to help him to see again.” AFP

Rest easy with a massage vest

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tudents at Cornell University in the US have developed an electric vest that is embedded with small motors that work together to massage the back and shoulders of the user. “It’s like someone stroking you really lightly, like a mother soothing a kid who just woke up from a nightmare,” said university senior Marina Gaeta to the school’s newspaper. The vest was designed to

mimic human touch and was invented by a trio of students from the school. It won a US$10,000 (B310,000) cash prize for the group at the school’s Innovation Awards, and a patent has been filed for it. The students hope to use the money to improve the vest’s flexibility and fit. “We’re marketing the vest as a piece of clothing that doesn’t look like a medical device and can just be worn anywhere,” said cocreator Eric Beaudette.

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Donkey Kong 64 BLAST FROM THE PAST

Doctor offers bionic eyes to gouged boy

With US$200,000 (B6.4 million) on the line at last week’s Halo 4 Global Championships, 20-yearold Aaron “ACE” Elam managed to beat out several contestant’s for the top prize. The event, hosted by 343 Industries at PAX Prime in Seattle, was billed as the top tournament for Halo gamers with over 100 of the top players in the world taking part.

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o you remember Donkey Kong 64? It was one of only two Nintendo 64 games that required the expansion pack, and was better known for having one of the best video game theme tunes of all-time. Donkey Kong 64 was a 3D adventure game that played similarly to Mario 64, but included an expanded cast of characters. The stor y for the game was simple: King K. Rool wants to destroy DK Isles and to do so he captures Donkey Kong’s friends, locks them up, and steals their hoard of golden bananas. It’s up the team, led by Donkey Kong, to recover the bananas and defeat King K. Rool and his army. The game had five playable characters, four of whom had to be unlocked within the story mode. Each level included one barrel that was filled with one of the characters. Once they were freed, the user could play as them and collect the coins that corresponded to their colour. Donkey Kong 64 was big on mini-games, with the chance to collect even more valuables to unlock special moves, and in some cases weapons. A s a n advent u re game, it was addicting and nostalgic at the same time. Donkey Kong is one of the most beloved gaming franchises of all time, with over 80 per cent scores on most review sites. Despite the memorable music, the song in the opening scene of the game has this rather unfortunate line, which Electronic Gaming Monthly dubbed the worst game line ever: “His coconuts gun can fire spurts. If he shoots ya, it’s gonna hurt!”

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Down for whatever

IN BRIEF Smith in talks for Independence Day 2

D i r e c t o r R ol a nd Emmerich says Will Smith is back in talks to star in the forthcoming disaster sequel Independence Day 2. According to reports, Smith was initially not interested in joining the project but has since changed his mind. Joining Smith, should he accept the role, will be Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum who have already signed on to a sequel. “[Smith] didn’t want to do it at first. Now we have a meeting planned, we want to talk about it again. Anything can happen,” Emmerich told reporters.

White House Down

FILM REVIEW J.P. Mestanza editor2@classactmedia.co.th

While the stars and stripes appeal for patriotic Americans is clear, why then should non-US citizens feel the need to see White House Down, particularly when this film has essentially already been done earlier this year, with Gerard Butler vehicle Olympus Has Fallen?

Director: Roland Emmerich Starring: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Joey King, Maggie Gyllenhall Running time: 2hr 11min

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ight from the start, this movie drips red, white, and blue tears, accompanied by the loud blaring of the Star Spangled Banner and distant chants of ‘U-S-A, U-S-A’. O say can you see... indeed. With few pretensions, White House Down is just a plain old jingoistic destruction movie that moves along at a fun pace. It’s chock full of cheesy one-liners, a recognisable cast, and an ending you see coming from more than two hours off. The film is exactly what audiences expect from the man who brought us Independence Day. Director Roland Emmerich does nothing groundbreaking in terms of story, just brings plenty of backstabbing and faux-political ‘intrigue’ that gives just enough justification for the events that transpire in the film. The story takes place in present-day Washington DC as police officer John Cale (2013’s omnipresent Channing Tatum) is assigned to protect the Speaker of the House. In order to impress his politics-savvy teenage daughter, played by Joey King, Cale applies for a position in the Secret Service detail that protects the president. He fails to get the job though and, not too long after, the pair decide to tour the White House. During the tour though, bombs go off as armed mercenaries begin a search for President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx). Cale is immediately in the thick of the action as he slips away to try and save the president, his daughter, and himself while the audience begins to learn who is betraying who in this by the numbers thriller. Emmerich is not known for developing his characters, but to be fair he spends a good chunk of the beginning laying the groundwork for what’s to come later. Surprisingly, the film is also much more humorous than the action-packed trailer would make audiences believe, some of it placed in rather awkward moments. But compared with his best known film (of which there may soon be a sequel starring Will Smith, see briefs), the special effects here are inexplicably not up to par. The action sequences, though well edited, are far from stellar: coming across as a series of cartoonish, video game-like explosions that take the film down a notch.

SFX Coliseum Phuket (Central Festival) Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (E) The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (E) Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (T/3D) Riddick: Rule of the Dark (E) Riddick: Rule of the Dark (E/G) Riddick: Rule of the Dark (T) White House Down (E) White House Down (T)

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Fifty Shades of Grey cast leads announced

The movie adaptation of the much talked-about book series Fifty Shades of Grey will see Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson bring the characters of Christian Grey and Anastasia to life. Johnson, a relative unknown with small roles in The Social Network and The Five-Year Engagement, will play a sexually naive virgin who is introduced to the kinkier side of relationships by Hunnam’s character.

Star Wars gets first star

The past year has been good to leading man Tatum (with several box office hits) who plays a nice double act here with Foxx; though, endearing as it is to see a president who chooses to wear sneakers with his suit, audiences don’t need to hear a sly joke about them as he kicks a bad guy in the face. While the stars and stripes appeal for patriotic Americans is clear (I should reveal I am one), why then should non-US citizens feel the need to see White House Down, particularly when this film has essentially already been done earlier this year, with the Gerard Butler-vehicle Olympus Has Fallen? The reason is, this is a far better movie, with a much more plausible storyline (does anyone seriously believe the North Koreans would ever be able to get across the Pacific Ocean, let alone to Washingon?) than the White House shoot ‘em up that came before. As Scott Foundas of Variety so eloquently puts it, “Setting aside the question of whether the world really needed a second White House takeover movie, in terms of sheer craftsmanship and professionalism, White House Down is to Olympus Has Fallen what Raiders of the Lost Ark was to the 1985 Richard Chamberlain-Sharon Stone version of King Solomon’s Mines.” So, in sum, what you’re getting is a far superior production, with nevertheless a healthy dose of American patriotism. Can I get a U-S-A? Ooh-Rah!

Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast in Star War Episode VII after reportedly turning down two films to free himself up for the project. The news would make Cumberbatch the first star to sign on to the Star Wars movie since Disney bought the rights of the much beloved franchise. The film, which is due out in 2015, will be directed by Star Trek scribe JJ Abrams. It is not yet known which character Cumberbatch will portray.

US BOX OFFICE TOP 10 Film

Gross

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Riddick 

$18.7M

$18.7M

2

Lee Daniels’ The Butler

$8.9M

$91.9M

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Instructions Not Included 

$8.1M

$20.3M

4

We’re the Millers 

$7.92M

$124M

5

Planes

$4.27M

$79.3M

6

One Direction: This Is Us 

$4.1M

$24M

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Elysium 

$3.1M

$85.1M

$2.69M

$25.4M

$2.5M

$59.8M

$2.3M

$21.7M

Blue Jasmine  Percy Jackson: 9 Sea of Monsters 10 The World’s End  8

SFC Jungceylon Phuket (Patong) The Bling Ring (E) The Conjuring (E) Kick Ass 2 (E) Make Your Move (E/3D) The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (E) Riddick: Rule of the Dark (E) White House Down (E)

Weekend gross

15:15, 17:30, 19:45, 21:45 17:40, 22:15 14:30, 19:20 15:15, 20:00 16:40, 21:30 14:30, 17:00, 19:30, 22:00 14:10, 16:50, 19:30, 22:10

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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An evening with Jim Newport Alasdair Forbes execeditor@classactmedia.co.th

Jim realised that he had done no promotion of the book in Phuket, and thought that combining a launch with a debate on good versus evil, protagonist versus antagonist, might make for an interesting evening

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hen Jim Newport’s fourth Vampire of Siam book, The Siamese Connection, was published, Kamala resident Jim launched it at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand, in Bangkok. “We had a really interesting discussion at the FFCT about protagonists and antagonists. “In the earlier books the protagonist is Martin Larue but I realised by the third book that my antagonist, [the vampire] Ramonne Delacroix had effectively become the protagonist. “Why is it that antagonists are so often much more alluring than protagonists?” Jim had also recently started watching the critically acclaimed series Breaking Bad. The plot revolves around a high-school chemistry teacher, played by Brian Cranston, who is diagnosed with inoperable and deadly cancer. In order to ensure his family are financially secure after he dies, he turns to making and selling methamphetamine. As the series progresses he becomes, basically, more and more evil. Series creator Vince Gilligan explained that his aim was to turn the chemist, Walter White, “from Mr Chips into Scarface”. “Anti-heroes are drawing viewers,” Jim says. “People love to watch people doing things on the screen that they would be horrified to see in real life.

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“I have always thought of Ramonne as the ‘hero’. However, since he’s a vampire that’s a little hard to sell. “I sold the first book to Hollywood and they tortured me into writing four drafts of a screenplay that tried to resolve their notion that Martin was the protagonist and therefore should be more interesting than Ramonne – the antagonist. “It failed and the film has never been made.” Jim realised that he had done no promotion of the fourth book in Phuket, and thought that combining a launch with a debate on good versus evil, protagonist versus antagonist, might make for an interesting evening. So with the help of friend OB Wetzell, and with the backing of Class Act Media and the Andaman Wine Club he will be staging a literary event next Friday (September 20) at the Blue Elephant restaurant in Phuket Town, a place he feels Ramonne would feel at home in. Tickets to the event are B1,500 which will include food and grape beverages, and a free copy of the fourth book, signed by Jim. Profits will go to the Bang Jo Learning Centre, a Rotary Club of Patong project. The event goes from 7 to 9pm. Tickets may be bought through www. phuketticketmaster.com, from the Blue Elephant (076 354 355), Andaman Wine Club (076 620 101) or Bliss Beach Club (076 510 150).

our local radio station never sleeps, bringing the best from around the island and the best music mix, 24/7. We’re busy behind the scenes too. Our Station Manager of the last 18 months has moved on after bringing Live 89.5 to a premier position in the minds of the island’s discerning radio listeners. We wish Steve Johnston the very best and absolutely sure you’ll be hearing him from time to time in the future. Best wishes Steve. Class Act Media (owner of Live 89.5) is delighted to announce the new position of Broadcast Manager which will combine the management of Live 89.5 and Phuket News TV. Tim Newton, previously manager of Phuket News TV, has been appointed to the new role. The best music from the ‘80s, 90s, 00s and now’ will continue on Live 89.5 but there will be some new voices appearing soon. And with the TV too, some new faces and production staff being added to make Class Act Media’s Radio and TV programmes even better. Don’t forget that you can get involved with Live 89.5 anytime by ‘liking’ our Facebook page!

Jim Newport with “The Siamese Connection”.

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ur studios are getting smaller from this week with the addition of new camera-people and editors. Wow, we’ve been growing so fast. This means we can get to even more events, more news stories and more things you want to see in High Definition. Phuket News TV is also back on Phuket Cable soon after a brief time away. This is great news for the island’s Phuket Cable subscribers who enjoyed our hour-long weekly programme. More details and airing times soon. This week we head to the beach and join in the action of the Girls Go Surf Day at Kata Beach. We also present the island’s largest residential project, the ambitious and beautifully designed ‘Laguna Park’ project on our ‘Phuket Property’ programme. We also take you on some exploration of Old Phuket Town, by pushbike. Organised by the TAT, the ride takes us on a ride through the Town’s vibrant cultural history. Catch all our latest stuff on your smartphone, laptop or tablet by going to thephuketnews.com/tv. There’s more than 250 segments in the archive!

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Emily Gerrard, Russell D Russell, Steve Coleman and Natasha Eldred.

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Dirk Naumann and Sergei Nesterenko.

TOURISM TALKS AT INDIGO PEARL

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ichit Na Ranong, owner of the Indigo Pearl Resort, and acknowledged as Phuket’s “Father of Tourism” spoke at a packed American Chamber of Commerce meeting at his resort last Friday (September 6), attended by around 120 people, including top developers, hoteliers and tourism figures. He laid out a history of the island’s tourism industry, much of it a long struggle against government neglect, and a battle by local business people to get basic infrastructure such as power, water, communications and flights. [See story page 13].

St John and Colin Mackay and Wichit Na Ranong.

Kiranee Narubal, Suzanne De Wit, Vincent Gerards and Steve Johnston.

Tina Hsiao, Jules Kay and Kamolux Israngkul Na Ayuthaya.

HELPING OUT

On August 31, management and staff of Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket visited the residents of Baan Pah Klok Elderly Home Care & Social Welfare Development Center for a charity event.

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RIPCURL GIRLS GO SURFING It was a great day out for girls on the island at the Ripcurl Girls Go Surfing event at Kata Beach on September 6-7. Girls were treated to lessons on land before hitting the water.

BUBBLES GALORE Paresa held their amazing Bubbles Brunch 2.0 on Sunday (September 8). Guests were treated to a six course set menu matched with lovely bubbles and other exciting surprises. Executive Chef Ryan Arboleda outdid himself at this event, which was his last as chef at the resort.

Brad Kenny with new Club President Denis Carpenter.

12 YEARS OF ROTARY On Saturday night (September 7), the Rotary Club of Patong Beach celebrated the installation of their new Club President Mr Denis Carpenter, as well as the 12th Anniversary of the club, with a fine buffet dinner hosted by the Holiday Inn Resort Phuket. Photos: Justin Kenny thephuketnews


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THANKING YOU Central Festival Phuket held its annual Thank You Press party at Sanaeha Bar and Restaurant in Phuket Town on August 29. The theme was “Red Carpet” and costumes were impressive.

BACK TO THE ’80S AT XANA BEACH CLUB Xana Beach Club in Bang Tao held an ‘80s themed night on Saturday (September 7), involving some great music and even better costumes. Photos: Nawin Komonwanich

CYCLING POWER Sunday’s fun Phuket Old Town Bike event was organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to promote Kathu Old Town and cycling in general. The 16-km route involved a cycling trip to the Mining Museum and the Kathu Shrine, before finishing up at Bang Wad Dam. Photos: TAT @thephuketnews


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13,2013 2013 List your event at thephuketnews.com THEPHUKETNEWS.COM FRIDAY, FRIDAY,SEPTEMBER SEPTEMBER 13,

Thursday 19 September 2013 @ Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Center at Central World The Thailand Property Awards reward the best of the best in the Thai real estate industry. Join us to celebrate excellence.

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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 16 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.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14 Red Hot Jazz Enjoy jazz, dancing & art at ‘Red Hot Jazz’ at Boathouse. Entry donation of B3,500 includes free flow selected beverages & four courses of French cuisine. To book contact Phuket Has Been Good To Us on 076 278 146, info@phukethasbeengoodtous.org or Boathouse on 076 330 015, events@boathousephuket.com. Proceeds go towards helping underprivileged children in Phuket.

BBQ at Expat Hotel 8pm, Expat Sports Bar, Expat Hotel, Soi Taipan, Patong. expatsportsbar.com

BBQ All You Can Eat at Shakers Traditional Sunday Roast Angus O’Tool’s Karon Beach Lunch or dinner served from 2pm. Your choice of either roast beef, chicken, loin of pork or leg of lamb served with roast and boiled potatoes, three fresh vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and gravy. Only B320 per person which includes a free glass of house red or white. Opposite Centara Karon Resort. See otools-phuket.com.

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.

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 17

Half Chicken Spit Roast

The Good Shepherd Merchandise Shop Open

IBAP- Finding the GEMS A Look at Female Entrepreneurship in Thailand, featuring Ms Ulrike Guelich, Lecturer and Researcher at the School of Entrepreneurship and Management, Bangkok University. In her presentation, Ms. Guelich will give some insight from interviews with successful women entrepreneurs in big family businesses in Thailand. The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Project is the most prestigious observatory on entrepreneurship worldwide and measures and characterises the scope of entrepreneurial activity, comparing it internationally since 1999. Ms Guelich notes that in a global comparison, Thailand has some outstanding features regarding entrepreneurship. Doors open 6.15pm, all welcome. More details at http://ibap-phuket.org.

Pool Competition at Expat Hotel Pool Competition at 9pm. Expat Sports Bar, Soi Taipan, Patong. expatsportsbar.com.

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

Live Seafood & Jazz Sunday Brunch at Banyan Tree 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. fb-phuket@banyantree.com.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15

Sunday Poolside BBQ at Westin

Sunday Brunch at Sails, Hilton

Indulge in a lavish BBQ buffet with a variety of meats and seafood, live cooking stations, your favourite Italian dishes, and scrumptious desserts. Every Sunday throughout September 12 – 3pm at Prego by the Beach, The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa, Phuket. THB990++ per adult plus free access to Prego pool. THB495++ per child (7-12 years old). 076 335 600 or westinsiraybay.com.

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

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.

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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.

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. thephuketnews


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Soi Dog Foundation 10th Anniversary Fundraiser

Get ready to kick up your heels Silk Restaurant, Andara Resort and Villas 12th October 2013 Dress code: Roaring 20s 6pm till late Contact Cristy on 084 054 4367 for bookings

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.

THURSDAY SEP 19

Vampire Of Siam series) will attempt to answer this question in an entertaining evening at the elegant Blue Elephant Restaurant in Phuket City. The evening will be a “forties” themed affair with costumed waiters and waitresses. 1500 THB includes gourmet food and selected beverages provided by Andaman Wine Club and a portion of the proceeds will go to benefit The Rotary Club of Patong Beach Local Children’s Fund. All guests will receive a signed copy of The Siamese Connection and all of the author’s books will be available. From 7-9pm, Blue Elephant 076 354 355 tickets at phuketticketmaster.com.

FRI SEP 20 - SAT SEP 21

Thailand Property Awards 2013 The Thailand Property Awards reward the best of the best in the Thai real estate industry. The eighth annual Thailand Property Awards gala dinner and awards presentation ceremony will be held at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Center at Central World. In addition to well established awards such as Best Developer Thailand, Best Boutique Developer Thailand, plus a host of regional awards for the best condominiums and villa developments on the Eastern Seaboard, Phuket, Koh Samui and in Chiang Mai, the 35 categories this year include four new awards: Best Residential Development, Best Villa Rental Agent, Best Villa Architectural Design and Best Villa Interior Design. Limited individual and group tickets are still available for the gala dinner, thailandpropertyawards.com.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Krabi Adventure Race 2013 The Sheraton Krabi Trophy 2013 Adventure Race is scheduled for 21 September 2013 and part of the Amazing Thailand Adventure Race Series. The race will start and finish on the magnificent Klong Muang Beach. The Krabi Trophy Adventure Race will offer 4 disciplines: Running, Cycling, Kayaking and Swimming.The competitors will hike and run through unspoilt jungle, paddle and swim on the turquoise water. Registration will start at 1.00pm on 20 September at Sheraton Krabi. And will start racing at 8.30am on 21 September. Registration cost will include 2 nights in Sheraton Krabi (20-21 September) and Gala Dinner (21 December) For reservation, contact: info@active-asia.com For more information, contact ama-events.com.

FRI SEP 20 - FRI OCT 18

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20

Water Colour Painting Course

Book Night with Jim Newport Dexter, Breaking Bad, True Blood, even Batman now feature anti-heroes. Why have these anti-heroes suddenly become so popular? Why are audiences turning away from conventional heroes? Phuket resident Jim Newport (author of the @thephuketnews

We’re bringing this popular course up North! In just 5 weekly lessons, you’ll be well on your way to painting fabulous Water Colours to be proud of. Starting on 20/09 until 18/10, 9.30am-12pm, classes are taught by a highly regarded artist and teacher. Only B3950 per person, this promises to be a fantastic creative experience. Contact kez@oasisedphuket.com for info & to book now, phone: 084 946 2171.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22

Starwoods Mini Marathon Starwood Hotels and Resorts is set to host its inaugural charity mini marathon to raise funds for UNICEF and local Phuket charities. The mini marathon route is 10.5 km and 3.5 km for charity walk. The price for registration for the mini marathon is B250 per person and the charity walk is priced at B200 per person. Prizes and Souvenirs: Trophy for top male & female finishers. Prizes for top 3 finishers for each age group. Trophy for top 5 finishers for each age group. Medals for first 500 finishers. Marathon shirts for all runners. Running shirts for all participants, and lucky draw prize for all charity tickets from sponsors. The running starts from 6-8am at Ban Bong Rang School, Phaklok. 076 370 100.

FRI SEP 27 - SUN SEP OCT 29

the Soi Dog 10th Anniversary Fundraiser on the 12th of October from 6pm till late. Dress code Roaring 20’s. Your 3000 baht donation will go towards building the largest animal hospital in Thailand. With a delectable buffet dinner, free flow beverages, DJ Ben Jay on the decks, prizes for best dressed male and female and a midnight celebration. This will be an event not to be missed! Please contact Cristy on 084 054 4367 to make your booking.

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. momtriphuket.com.

The Mousetrap The world’s most famous “whodunit” is coming to Bangkok! Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap. This year The Mousetrap celebrates its Diamond Jubilee, 60th year of performances in the West End. As part of these Diamond Jubilee celebrations, productions are now being staged around the world in over 40 countries this year in many different languages and now the celebrations will be coming to Bangkok too. The play would be started at 8.00pm. on 27 September, 2.00 pm./8.00 pm. on 28 September and 2.00pm. on 29 September at Aksra Theatre Power, Bangkok. Ticker Soi King Dog Foundation th prices are10B2,000, B3,000 and B4,000 Anniversary Fundraiser contact K. Chilli , 084 425 6593.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 12 Get ready to kick up your heels Silk Restaurant, Andara Resort and Villas 12th October 2013 Dress code: Roaring 20s 6pm till late Contact Cristy on 084 054 4367 for bookings

Soi Dog 10th Anniversary Party Andara Resort and Villas will be hosting

Phuket Wake Park The place for outdoor activities for the whole family. Ring winch for water skiing and wake-boarding. Reversible winch and coaching services for beginners. Restaurant, swimming pool, massage, fitness equipment and mini-hotel with 28 rooms. All this in a Phuket Wake Park! Welcome from 7:30 to 22:00 every day

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This week in history

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Estimated worth in billions of dollars of Mexico’s Carlos Slim Helu, the world’s richest person*.

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Charlie Chaplin and Jackie Coogan in 1921 silent movie The Kid.

Henry Bliss, alighting from a streetcar in New York, is hit and killed by an electric taxi, making him the first traffic fatality in the US. ■■ September 14, 1917 Russia is officially proclaimed a republic, ending 370 years of rule by Tsars. ■■ September 15, 2008 Lehman Bros files for bankruptcy, with US$129 billion in debts, the biggest bankruptcy in US history, and a major cause of the ongoing Global Financial Crisis. ■■ September 16, 2007 One-Two-GO Airlines flight 269 crashes and burns at Phuket Airport. Eighty-nine people are killed. ■■ September 17, 1908 An aircraft flown by Orville Wright, with Lt Thomas Selfridge as passenger, crashes. Selfridge is killed, becoming the world’s first air crash fatality. ■■ September 18, 1947 The Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Council are established in the US. ■■ September 19, 1952 Charlie Chaplin is banned from reentering the US on grounds of his political views and lack of moral fibre. He never returns.

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Answers to this week’s Pop Quiz: 1. Cuts his or her own hair; 2. Lewis Carroll; 3. May; 4. The Trucial States; 5. Portugal.

1. What does an autotonsorialist do? 2. Who invented the word ‘chortle’? 3. The emerald is the birthstone for which month? 4. Before 1971, what were the United Arab Emirates known as? 5. Duarte Pio is the head of which country’s royal family? Answers at the foot of the page.

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For Rent 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.

Rawai Pool Villa For Sale: 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.

PROPERTY FOR RENT

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

Long Term Rental:

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.

Seaview Villa 3 Bed Cape Yamu: Luxury single storey villa, furnished, set in private gardens with pool. Only 10 mins to PIA/BIS schools. Includes pool cleaning, very quiet location. Only B45,000 per month. Long term. Call 086 279 6283

Bougainvillea Pool Villa Phuket: Discover the happiness Kata Beach: Southern Fried Rice

Beach 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.

Guest House, 8 beautiful rooms, Low season B600 inc breakfast, High season B1200, Free WiFi, Breakfast. If 5 nights high season free airport P/U www.southernfriedrice.com.

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

The Cour tyard:

Upper f loor 10 m showroom frontage floor area 10 0 s m w i t h a i r/c o n s . C o n t a c t Khun Siriporn 081 691 0213, siriporn@islandfurni ture-phuket.com, www.thecourtyard-phuket.com.

ACG Cricket Ground:

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

3 Bedroom House for rent:

Va s s a n a R e s i d e n c e . 2 Bedroom: Luxury 2 bedroom, 2

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.

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.

PROPERTY FOR SALE

Seaview Pool Villa for Rent: 2 Bed villa with lovely garden, koi pond, pool with sala/ 3rd bed and seaview. Fully furnished, True visions on 42" screen, WiFi, new ACs. Private, quiet area but near all amenities. Call 086 279 6283.

Luxury 3 Bedroom Pool Villa: Located 4 km from Layan Beach, just outside Laguna, this new villa is available for long term rent. www.baanboosakorn.com

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

of living the way a local Phuketian does in a highly pleasurable, private atmosphere close to Bang-Tao beach. Create wonderful memories in these modern Sino-Portuguese villas. More details at bougainvilleaphuket.com, facebook.com/BougainvilleaPhuket.

In Karon: Lease or sale, commercial building, intersection corner location, highly visible, emerging area. call Dan 084 841 7339. 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 months. 087 272 5250. phetmeekha@ yahoo.com.

Beach House & Beach Condo For Rent: Beach house in Cape Panwa. 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 1 living room, kitchen and dining room for 8-12 people, outdoor relaxroom for sunset meetings (no pool, in repair) and 2-rooms condo. See phuketbeach living.com.

Luxury Private Villa - 48 MB: A stunning villa sits on 1.8 rai in prime location of Kathu, only 5-10 mins to major shopping centres, Phuket Town, 4 golf courses and 15 mins to Patong. Comprising large main residence living/dining area, fitted kitchen, 3 ensuite bedrooms. Separate office or maids’ quarters. Within the grounds full size bar/ games room also separate apartment with modern kitchen, large living area and 2 ensuite bedrooms and 1 toilet. Within the beautifully landscaped grounds is a large swimming pool and much more. Secured by CCTV alarm system and electronically controlled gates. This villa has to be viewed to be appreciated. To view online visit www.youtube. com type in “big house in Phuket” Viewing by appointment only CALL NOW 084 -293 -7923 (Thai/Eng) 081-854-0061 (Eng) Email: mrgeoffcurry@yahoo.com.

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Shop house Samkong near river: 3 floors, in Samkong Town Riverside. Facing main street & stream at the back. Nice atmosphere w playground. Convenient location near town. 089 159 3239, 081 821 320 naiyanapo@yahoo.com.

Luxury Bangla Road: 60 SQM. Absolute Bangla Suites for sale with 2 MB discount. Roof top Bar Restaurant, swimming pool. 3min to beach and Jungceylon. 1 min from nightlife.Quiet Apart. www.southernfriedrice.com.

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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.

Land & House for sale: 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.

Charming 4 Bed. House for Sale: Full privacy. Great for families. 5km east from Heroines Monument. Photos available. THB 4.5 mill. Contact Lin (+66) 081 892 2419, linphuket@ gmail.com.

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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.

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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.

GOLF VILLA @ Loch Palm Golf: 3 bed 2 Bath fully furnished Luxury Villa for Rent: Magnificent 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.

villa. Large living room, kitchen & laundry with washer/dryer. Overlooking 8th hole green. Pool, gym & leisure centre (lochpalm.com). AVAILABLE: 01 Sep 2013, from THB 45,000 per calendar month, min 12 months. Call 085 894 2268 or timshaw@bigpond.com.

Private House For SALE - 21MB: An outstanding home in the perfect location of KATHU on 162 sq.wa. This 2-storey property has a well proportioned living/ dining area with access to a large outside area by the pool for entertaining. The kitchen is fully fitted, 3 large bedrooms are all ensuites plus a separate office. The property is 85% furnished and within 5-10 mins to major shopping centers, Phuket Town, 4 golf courses and 15 mins to Patong. Secured with an electronically controlled gate and fully alarmed. To view online visit www. youtube.com type in “pool house in Phuket” Viewing by appointment only CALL NOW 08 4 -293 -7923 (Thai/Eng.) 081-854-0061 (Eng.) Email: mrgeoffcurry@yahoo.com.


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PROPERTY FOR SALE CONT. RPM Marina Condo:

3 Bed Pool Villa Pa Khlok: House and Business for sale: 3 storey, 5 bedrooms, good

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.

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

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.

Outstanding investment Lanta: Outstanding investment op-

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

Sales Down Payment Dcondo Mine: 7th floor. with

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

Business for Sale: Located in

a prime area just 50 metres from the north end of Patong Beach (close to Graceland Hotel & the roundabout on beachroad) there are two commercial townhouse buildings incorporated into this sale. They are on 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.

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.

Two Bungalows in Chalong.2-3 bedr o o m s .C l o s e t o a l l a m e n i t i e s . One has room for a pool,the other is like a rain forest. From only 2,300,000 Baht.Ph:089 652 1951. Email: thailandmls@gmail.com.

Budget Bungalows:

Investment Proper t y for sale!: New, modern waterfront townPatong Condo for sale: 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.

Urg 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.

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.

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

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

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).

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

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.

Ocean Front Villa for Sale:

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.

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

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

Luxury Villa in Chalong: Per-

fect 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.

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

Two shophouse for lease in Patong: Low Rent! 2 Shophouse - 2

When only the best will do!!!!4 bed/pool villa in Phukets best kept gated community.410 sq.mtr villa.812 sq.mtr land. Overlooking lagoon.Beautiful.Ph: 089 652 1951.or thailandmls@gmail.com.

Nai Harn Baan Bua: Home Office Near Thanyapura: New 2-storey home

New house for sale: At Siri Vil-

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.

lage, Pa Khlok, 2 flrs, 3 beds, 2 shower rms, kitchen, living & dining area, garden, car park, 2 aircons, unstair curtains, 1 furnished bedroom. 3.8MB Contact Kirana 088 760 6083.

Singl e Hou se Sp e ci al Price Rent/Sale: Nice house

+ Study or 4 BDR, 4 bathroom, maid’s 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.

N ew Condo Kat hu For Sale/Rent: Sansiri D Condo Villa with Pool for Sale: Free250m road frontage near Bypass: 16 rai next to Phumundra,

Rawai Great Buying: Lovely

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.

Stunning Town Home: 3 BDR

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.

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

behind Premium Outlet. 250m road frontage, 300m deep. Sloping upwards, starting at 15m and ending at 65m above sea level. 6M/rai. Contact owner direct at 081 893 6630.

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

Kathu, Fully furnished Studio Sale 1.15M on 6th Floor, good facilities with fitness gym and large swimming pool. Only 5 minute to Patong, Lotus, Big C, Central. 086 1058 144.

house with 2 bedrooms or separate SC flat downstairs.Well ventilated with natural light in pristine condition.Distant sea views.4,995,000 Baht. 089 652 1951 or thailandmls@ gmail.com.

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.

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

Rawai Soi Saliga Land for Sale: Land for sale, Soi Saliga Rawai - 1 rai plus 81 T/W. Telephone 089 645 5049.

2 Pool Villas next to PIA:

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.

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.

Patong Free Hold Condo:

Building 3 storey for sale:

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

Freehold House for sale:

Beautiful Karon Villa:

Single House For Sale:

In soi jaofah 73 (before phunaka golf club) Land area 2 Ngan 92 sqwah, Usable area 450 sqm. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, swimming pool, room for maid. Sale: 12.9 million baht. Tel. 081-4761640(Eng) 081-8923709(Thai)

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

Ready to move in, villa 1 on 1,100 sqm. land, for sale B15.9 mil and villa 2 on 2,200 sqm. land, for sale B19.9 mil. 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.

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.

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 .

Seaview Townhouse Patong: Bet ween the c it y and

Chanote title at Cherng Talay / Pasak7 (Phuket - Surin Beach area) Phone 090 487 8084. Email: utaipan@yahoo.com.

Land Plot for Sale:

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.

Land & House Park, Chalong: Villa for sale, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room, Fully furnished and equipped, Garden 240 SQM. B6.8 M Tel. 083 394 4536(Eng) /084 443 5389(Thai/Eng) flaviofurlanis@yahoo.it.

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

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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List your classified now at thephuketnews.com PROPERTY FOR SALE CONT. Cheapest Seaview land for Sale: Panorama view of sea view

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.

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.

Mission Heights: 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.

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.

Beach Land on Koh Yao Yai: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

3 & 4 Bed Pool Villas:

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.

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:

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:

3 Bdrm House for sale Thalang: House for sale. 3 bedrooms and

(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 11-12.8MB. Rent: from 85,000 120,000 B/Month. 088 751 2389.

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.

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.

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.

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 depar tment 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. Call 087 278 7206, 089 215 50 41 e -mail: kubesjoy@ hotmail.com.

Khao Sok, 25+ rai, B400,000 per rai: 25 rai, 3 ngan in Khao Sok,

Klong Sok district. B400,000 per rai. Close to Khao Sok National Park entrance. PNSS3 title, to be upgraded to Chanote soon. Phone 081 693 2759.

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Beautiful home in Phuket 4.99MB: Spacious open plan home

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.

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.

- 4 bedrooms, granite top kitchen, outdoor seating, 100� home cinema, LED Lighting system, TVs, LAN & Audio every room, alarm,3 phase electric. Call: Ben 086 266 2786.

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.

Beautiful Karon Villa: Stunning, safe, secure estate villa, close to beach, crystal clear salt water pool, 3 large bed, modern open living, fully furnished, freehold, everything done. 13.9MB. 081 719 4688.

House for sale near Loch Palm: Three bedroom pool villa

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Free Hold Condo For Sale: Patong Tower 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

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

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

PATONG condos for sale:

F O R S A L E - K ATA BEACH CENTRE LUXURY 1-BEDROOM APARTMENT 60 SQM. PRICE B2,700,000. LEASEHOLD. INFO: 084 843 8720. E M A I L; t h e w h i t e housekata@gmail. com.

Sales - House near By Pass:

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.

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

Rawai Condo Sale/Rent:

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

12 Rai Chanote to sell: 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.

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.

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.

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 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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House in Phuket Town / Samkong 3 bedroom, 3 bathrooms Semi detached house with large 3 bedrooms , 3 bathrooms, large open living/dining area

Beautiful Naiharn Pool Villa: 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.

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

and entertainment deck outside.

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. 15x4.6 m pool. Freehold. Nice. Only 17MB. Contact 089 727 5407, villa-sale-phuket.com.

Large western kitchen with all appliances . Great area very conveniently located 5 minutes from all amenities including both international hospitals, Central festival, International schools and the centre of town. Selling due to relocation.

Apartment on Golf Course: 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 Chanote 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).

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

Sea-View Contemporary Pool Villla: Located near Phuket

Seaview 1 BDRM New Condo Patong: Stunning seaview,

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.

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.

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.

F O 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.

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.

Priced to sell at B4.3M including 4 air cons. and all modern style furniture. Nothing more to spend. Contact (English): 084 768 0536 or (Thai): 085 888 0502.

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.

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.

Freehold 2 BR in Kathu: Newly

renovated & decorated, Large living room, fully furnished, shower & jacuzzi, Mature gardens with waterfall, Security. Because of sickness NOW REDUCED to 3MB. Call: 087 877 2320, 084 854 9889.

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

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.

Sea View Land for Sale:

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Furnished House for Sale Phuket Villa 5: 3 bedroom 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: 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Land for Sale Cherngtalay: Pool villa for sale or rent: 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.

For sale: 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.

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.

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.

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:

Land At Kathu For Sale: Only

15 min to Patong and only 10 min to Phuket Town, located at Kathu, total 141 sqw or 564 sqm with ready public utility. Call 081 892 0610, 081 472 0770, tan_ohio@hotmail.com.

Beaut iful L and L aguna Cherngtalay: Chanote title, yel-

low zoned, safe 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.

Rawai Beachfront Pool Villa for Rent/Sale: Rawai

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

Kamala 3 bed pool villa reduced: Expat owner must sell,

health reasons. Beautiful home on 1 rai 1 ngan 66 sq.wah, 24.5 MB. Mountain views. Best buy in Kamala. No question! Call 086 269 6721 email: brown_m_ken@yahoo.com

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RPM Owner Direct Luxury Four Bed House In Laguna

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.

Wonderful 4 bed house over looking the lake & Golf course in Laguna. Sale: Reduced to: 32.7 M / Rent: 170,000 P/M. Call Mick: 0848186045 Email: mr.mickb@yahoo.com or www. silkwind.net.

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.

PROPERTY FOR SALE CONT. East Coast Sea View Land Total 1.5 rai (2,450sq metre) on gently sloping land with sea view of Phang Nga Bay.

Condominium for SALE in Patong: Freehold title, Studio type,

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

Ocean Front Land: 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.

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.

U Apartment for sale in Patong: Apartment for SALE in

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.

Patong Loft Condo:

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.

Commercial Building For Sale: 5M. x 18.30M.,3 floors, located

close by Condo at Saiyuan, 2 big halls, 2 bedrooms,4 bathrooms,clean&new building. Price negotiable. Tel:087 881 7979, 081 472 0770, ss.kijrungruang@ gmail.com.

BEST SEAVIEW LANDEVER! Seaview Chalong land price 24MB for 2 rai. www.phuket-land-sale.com

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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).

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Properties for sale: Luxury investment condo N/East aspect Rawai 5th floor corner sweeping ocean rural views. 126sqm, 2 bed, 2 bath, free hold, furnished, pool, B8.75million perment tenant at B40,000 p/m. Call 089 050 5664 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:

7th Floor Suites (Hotel) Building For Sale Kata Beach Center 9 apar tments and a 300 sqm Penthouse on the roof plus fully equipped restaurant and pool with terrace are free of rent and now available. Price total 38 million Baht (9.50.000.euro) include chanote and Thai company. For serious interest email: thewhitehousekata@gmail.com for RUSSIAN; Ms. Oxana Email: phuket.lux@gmail.com

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Phuket Country Club Condos: 3 Only Luxury Contemporary

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2 , 2 0 0 L a nd , N ai H a r n -B10.9 million for Sale:

Hill Land for Sale: Very nice location hill land by the Bangwat Dam, total 60 rai, 96,000 square metre. Contact: Attapong 081 892 0610 (Thai), Jantiwa 081 890 8268 (Eng). e-mail: jantiwa_ j@ hotmail.com.

Superb Ocean View Lux Penthouse: 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 minute walk. B42,624,000. Contact: 088 761 4030 or imgphuket@gmail.com.

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

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.

Waterfront Villa in Boatlagoon: Modern style spacious town-

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.

Very Spacious European From Owner: Villa in peace-

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.

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.

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Zion Proper ty CO., Ltd.: 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:

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ENGLISH- SPEAKING THAI GIRL: Looking for a Thai S w i s s S e r vic e / Phon e Operator: Swiss Ser vice /

Telephone Operator .Good level of English. Ability to work under pressure. Good in communication and organisation. Responsible and reliable. Minimum one year experience. Contact: HR Department, email: Humanresources.phuket@ swissotel.com or call 076 303 000.

A M AT E U R M O D E L S WANTED: NO EXPERIENCE

NECESSARY 1-day photoshoot in a Phuket studio with a professional photographer. Men and Women modeling shirts, G-Rated, nothing sexy. 5,000 THB per day. Western appearance, 54Kg+, 167cm+ Please call 085 084 3730 models@ newyorkcasual.com.

Sales Consultants Wanted: GB Automobiles is looking 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.

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.

FREELANCE WEB / SEO / EDITING: Do you require up-dates/

New Club Opening in Phuket

SEO to your site, blog or Open Cart? Also: s- engine/RSS/Blog submissions - PDF/Photo flip shows - Web Photo Video’s etc. For examples email: mr.m.hopkins@gmail.com.

We are now seeking to fill in the following positions: - F&B Manager.

- 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).

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.

Couple Wanted:

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

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.

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 Chrisinphuket@gmail.com.

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.

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’.

RADIO PRESENTER Qualifications: ● Thai or Expat. ● Ability to engage a local radio audience. ● Previous radio and technical knowledge are a necessity ● TV Camera and Editing skill would be an advantage ● You will be working with a small, dynamic team

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@classactmedia.co.th Tel: 076 612 550-2 ext 101

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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

Native English Teache r : Need experienc ed pre school teacher, 10 -14 children. Star t immediately, Chalong, 40 hour a week. Send resume to phuketteacher@yahoo.com.

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Please send updated resume with photo to: clubrecruitmentpatongbeach@gmail.com

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JV Opportunity: JV Partner

woman with good written and spoken english for office work. Computer literacy is a must. molokophuket. com, info@molokophuket.com, Call: 084 060 7050.

Personal Assistant Wanted: Tropical Properties real estate Image Keyworders needed: Design Studio Looking for Image Keyworders to be creating the content of images, including titles, descriptions and keywords. Uploading images to agency’s web page. Applicant must have excellent command of English. Thai or have the visa to work in Thailand. Contact manager: photomorphicimages@gmail.com Only English resume & cover letter accepted.

is urgently looking for Personal Assistant/Office Manager. Must have very good knowledge of spoken & written English, basic accounting & good computer skills is essential. Must be able to organize & work independent and be in a position to start work almost immediately. Thai national only!

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’.

Thai Reporter Wanted

Thai Male/Female, 25-40 years, fluent in English, good computer & communication skills, self motivated, background in marketing/Real Estate/ Travel Agency is a must. Please send CV: helena@phuketabc.com

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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.

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’.

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● 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@classactmedia.co.th Tel: 076 612 550-2 ext 101

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BOATS & YACHTS 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.

40FT Steel Cutter Sloop: Ready to c r uise. C ent rec o c k pit . Safe, strong German design. New S a i l s, 4 4 H P Ya n m a r En g i n e, 6 Berths, solar, wind generator, BBQ, dinghy&outboard. AUD$110K. 085 378 0498, yacht.antaia@gmail.com.

S a l e N e w B o a t S R-18 Finished: SR.Marine, We are professional boat builders. Our showroom is in Phuket. This model is SR-18, finished. Price B295,000. “This price excludes only engine�. Email: samranmarine@live.com / 081 782 0921.

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.

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

2 2 m . I n d o n e s i a n Pi n i s i Ketch: Licensed and registered in CM

LIV Aboard For Sale: Compressors and tanks also available. Please contact Joe : 087 891 8912 joe@ similan-diving-safaris.com

Thailand. She is in good condition and currently working as a snorkel and MY sunset tour boat. For sale or long-term rental. Price negotiable for quick sale. CY dragonheartthailand@gmail.com. CMY

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Call Max Marine Asia now on 076 239 502

Need to sell my SAILBOAT 2 mast 17 metre (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

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

13 M et re Wooden Hull Cruiser: Cap. 17 PAX. Wooden

Luxury Yacht for Sale: For sale

2002 Bertram 510 Flybridge luxury yacht. Reduced to only USD675,000. Contact Marcus on marcus@leema rine.net.

hull, 3.5 metres 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@krabikon nect.com.

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

PHUKET ICON BUSINESS FOR SALE

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

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

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Sale New Boat SR-21 Finished: SR.Marine. We are pro-

COMPANY FOR SALE

+66 81 892 4804, gordon_asia@hotmail.com

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

BUSINESS SERVICES 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.

fessional boat builders. Our showroom in Phuket. This model is SR-21, finished. Price B375,000. “This price exclude only engine”. Email: samranmarine@live.com/ 081 782 0921.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

Toyota Hilux VIGO 4 x4 Auto: Restaurant/Guesthouse for sale: Located in Kamala.

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

G u e s t h o u s e 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.

Bar for sale on Soi Bangla:

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

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.

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.

successful due to the high de mand of people wishing to learn English as A sia deve l o ps and plays a larger par t in world affairs every day. These 2 schools are lic ensed wit h t he M inist r y of Edu c at i o n a n d t h e C h a - a m 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.

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.

BAR ON BANGLA In the front of a new discotheque in the center on Bangla Road. We have 5 bars for rent. They are prepared and can be used immediately. Best return of investment is guaranteed.

Please contact Khun Ay 081-895-7597

Kata Night Plaza: Southern Fried

Hotel & Restaurant for sale:

Cement Production Plant:

Apartment Hotel For Sale In Patong: 18 deluxe apartments and

Rice, Popular Guest house, 40-seat restaurant, 8 rooms, 5 min walk to Kata Beach. For Sale or Rent.Trip Advisor Winner 2013 sfrkata@hotmail.com 081 894 8446 www.southernfriedrice.com.

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.

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Chan ote t it l e in Pato ng,C e nt r al position,new building,started 4 years ago,20 rooms,reception &restaurant fully furnished,lift.B32M negotiable 086 279 8175 (Eng/Italy)Stefano 084 840 1566 (Thai)Ning.

swimming pool. Fully furnished and very well managed for more than 10 years. Beautiful hill location and calm area, over looking Patong bay. All rooms have kitchen separate,fridge,Air Con.,Cable T V,internet, hot water, safety box. Call Peter: 081 892 8526 info@phuket-besthomes.com.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pa t o n g N ew H o t e l f o r Longterm Lease: 40 rooms with full furnished, TV, fridge, aircon, hot water, swimming pool, restaurant and spa. Located in Soi Nanai villa. Contact 086 300 9406.

Unique Rawai Investment Oppor tunity: We

run a business in Chalong that has paid back 50% of its cash investment in the first year of operation. An opportunity for a similar business exists in Rawai. This is not a hotel, guest house, restaurant, dive shop, car rental or real estate. This business benefits Thai society as a whole and is environmentally neutral. We are looking for 1-3 equity investors to make a total 20 million Baht investment. E-mail: tayana55islandgirl@yahoo.com.

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.

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.

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.

Guest house & Business: For

For further info email samos1941@gmail.com.

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

2 Language & TEFL Schools: The schools are very

CARS FOR SALE

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

Free Italian Espresso Machine: Coffee capsules machines on loan, (no investment required), real Italian coffee: organic espresso, 100% Arabica, decaffeinated, at a very fair price, directly imported to Phuket from Bologna, Italy. 088 768 1260.

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.

Honda CR-V 2002/Gold 64,000 Km: Used cars -Honda CR-V 2.0E (i-VTEC) with clean condition and no bad accidents. Top and full option with com plete book service and manual. Year:20 02,Engine Size: 20 0 0 cc.,Fuel: Petrol.081 818 9696.

HONDA CITY '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.


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

FunStart: Mini Cooper S JCW GP for sale: Only 2000 made worldwide. Commuter Van For Sale:

2012 Toyota Commuter Van – Low mileage 13,500 kilometers. Loaded, leather seats, back up camera, video system. Only B900,000. Contact via email: mar tin@phuketfish boat.com.

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.

CHILDCARE

Buds International School & Kindergarten: Phuket’s old-

Nissan NV 1.6 Pick Up, 2006: Toyota D4D Commuter Minibus: 2009, White Toyota D4D Com-

muter Minibus for sale. Genuine 15,000 km. One owner (red plate), Always garaged underground, curtains / TV & Video (ceiling mount) 16 seat. Excellent condition. 087 999 6174.

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.

est 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 1/2-10. Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. Bus service available from Patong, Karon, Kata, Phuket, Rawai and Chalong. Tel:076 384 638, 080 624 7060(Eng)/087 278 5511(Thai) www.buds-phuket.com.

MOVING & STORAGE

PET ADOPTION

POOL TABLES

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

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.

Honda CR-V for Sale:

For Sale: Nissan Tida year 2010

in excellent condition, full options, low kilometers, first class insurance and registration till Jun 2014. First to see will buy. B399,000 O.N.O. Call 082 279 9370.

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.

Blue Canyon Golf Membership: Blue Canyon Golf Lifetime

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

G o l f M e m b e r ship fo r Sale: Loch Palm 500,000 Baht.

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

Isuzu D- max super platinum 3.0L: Bought on 04/2010.

Check up every each 59,000 km. High class surround, navigator, many extras. Norbert 080 878 3542 GER/ENG Price : B690,000. Email: norberts923@ gmail.com

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Chumphon eye-opener CAST AWAY

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Above: Dan from Florida wanted a Wahoo, and the PGFC gave him one. Top right: Captain Bonn with the same fish.

i once again my fellow fisheroos. August’s inclement weather and the shortage of tourist anglers meant there was not a lot of local action. On average I managed to get out about once a week between weather fronts, and can report mediocre fishing, with tuna being caught in single figures. Although for the real enthusiast, luckily, there was always “something special” caught on our return trips, two single Wahoo, a King Mack, a Sail and a pair of Dorado satisfactorily finished each trip. The weather reports have also been a bit inaccurate, as the fronts seem to be moving faster than predicted, and what about the proposed building

of a supermarket on James Bond Island? ‘007 / 11’ indeed. An American from Florida came to Phuket looking for a Wahoo and went out with the boys from the Phuket Game Fishing Club (PGFC). No sooner said than done, his first Wahoo (20k) was in the bag. Fishing is a strange game, all your pals have at least one under their belt and you have to come to Phuket to break your duck. Well done Dan, what’s your next target fish?

Get running at Starwood Mini Marathon for charity RUNNING

NOW I N ITS SECON D year, the Starwood Mini Marathon for Charity – benefitting UNICEF and local charities – will be held on Sunday, September 22, at Ban Bangrong School, Paklok District. This event is amongst the most enjoyable races on the island, organised by Phuket’s Starwood-run properties, namely Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort, The Westin Siray Bay Resort and Spa Phuket and The Naka Island A Luxury Collection Resort and Spa Phuket. The mini marathon (10.5km) and charity walk (3.5km) will start and finish in Ban Bangrong School, with runners travelling through Paklok District with sea and mountain views. The running

Get your own back on your mates and with a bit of luck one of our “local” boats will have that magic lure and be in the right place at the right time. Last month’s excitement came from the sinking, at its moorings, of Mena 1, but it’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good as I have been assured that she will be back, at the end of this month, better than ever with GPS, a new generator and a full refit. As things were quiet, my

other half decided to pull the ring through my nose and have a quick holiday, so off we went to Chumphon which was a real eye opener. While the place itself is a quiet delight, half the price of Phuket and well worth visiting, I was advised that fishing stocks in the Gulf of Thailand are now just 12 per cent of what they were in its heyday. Wearing our tourist hats, we visited Chumphon’s very busy landing docks and saw many, many tons of fish no bigger than 6 inches being unloaded from a continual queue of large trawlers. All this led me to think about the plight of the poor old Andaman Sea, as I hear the trawling fleet is once again being expanded. As usual, tight lines to all. Jimmy, fishinginphuket.com

Hash House Harriers Run 1438: 4pm, Saturday, September 14 Hares: Barf Wader, Froggy, Stupid Canard & ‘Manu’ More info: phuket-hhh.com

Directions: From Chalong circle go approximately 2.5 kilometers towards Rawai and turn right at the traffic lights. After approximately1 kilometre again turn right into Soi Samakki 2 and follow the Hash House Harriers signs until you reach a private laager site.

event start simultaneously with the 9th Mini Marathon for UNICEF of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Bangkok Region at 6am. This year, about 400 runners are expected to participate in the race. The winners will be awarded with trophies and prizes, while a lucky draw and other activities are also set for the day, with prizes

ranging from hotel products to overseas hotel packages. Starwood Hotels and Resorts South Region are fortunate to have the support and commitment of fine sponsors: Siam Commercial Bank, Class Act Media, AON Hewitt, Patong Bay Group, Hotel Beds, Bangkok Hospital Phuket, Phuket International Hospital, Nestle Waters, P Media

Studio, Creative Concept, PhuketAll.com, Provincial Administration Organisation of Paklok and Ban Bangrong School. Don’t feel ready to run a full marathon, but still want to test your endurance? Then this marathon is the perfect event for you. For more race details, please call 076-370-100.

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ixth in the table Phuket FC kicked off confidently against 14th ranked side Sri Racha Suzuki FC, the “Blue Marlins”, in last Saturday’s (September 7) Thai Division 1 game. The f irst quarter was owned by Phuket, with pressing game from both Thongchai and Eak-artit on the left and Sakareya on the right. They took possession and completely controlled the game. The tables were turned though when Sri Racha converted their first opportunity with quick through-ball forward from Belgian striker Ndebi Berlin towards his teammate Ivan Boskovic who picked up the ball on the left wing. Boscovic curled the ball back in front of the goal where Indonesian midfielder Irfan Bachdim scuffed his shot. The ball then fell to Ndebi Berlin, who had plenty of time to set himself for a shot. He fired with his right foot, and the ball went past Adisak’s outstretched hand into the goal – Sri Racha had

Phuket’s Nene Bi (in red) keeps a close eye on the ball. Photo: Sri Racha Football Club taken the lead. With Phuket reeling, Sri Racha wasted no time, scoring again eight minutes later with the same play, same through pass, and putting them two up after 30 minutes. Ndebi Berlin dummied the ball, letting the ball run through to Boskovic, who sidefooted the ball with his left foot. The ball went over Adisak and crept in the far post. Despite having many attempts, Phuket FC failed to find the target again and again. The first half ended with Phuket FC trailing by two goals. The second half kicked off in pretty much same manner. But Phuket FC fell deeper in the doo doo when Dudu blew his top after a hard tackle.

The Prince got up and into his attacker’s face, drawing himself a second yellow card and an early shower. Now one ma n dow n, Phuket struggled to stay in the game. Cristian Alex dropped back to help out in midfield, but Teco had to pull off Nene Bi in order to free up his foreign player quota so he could send on Ludovick Takam in his place, and Sato – just returned from an injury – for Kornprom. Ludo immediately created opportunities for Eak-artit and Sukree, but the Sri Racha goalie was equal to the task. All hell then broke loose when Sri Racha’s short passes outside the Phuket penalty box led to their striker shaking off Phuket’s offside trap and scoring.

While short on technique, the Blue Marlins had mastered their one attacking tactic with great aplomb. The third goal came on 70 minutes when Narakorn Kana was allowed too much space. He dribbled towards Phuket’s byline before crossing the ball into the box. The ball somehow went past all of Phuket’s defenders and fell at the feet of Sri Racha midfielder Irfan Bachdim. He fired with ease and scored his first and Sri Racha’s third goal. Just seven minutes later it was a fourth goal from Patiphat Amatansri, who tried his luck from the left side of the penalty box. Five minutes after that, while Phuket’s defense seemed to just give up, lacking Nene

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Phuket FC’s next game is against Rayong FC tomorrow (September 14). The next home game at Surakul Stadium will be September 21, where they will host “The White Elephants” Trat FC.

Bi’s strong presence, Sri Racha again broke the offside trap and scored a fifth. While Phuket flailed, still stunned by how the match had unfolded, Sri Racha sent neat short passes outside of the penalty box, then suddenly curled a long ball forward. Phuket’s offside trap failed once more and they were pun-

ished with a fifth goal by none other than Ndebi Marlin, who stuck his boot out and scored his second goal of the night. Finally, in the last of the 4 minutes of added time, Sukree E-tae got off a pass to Ludovick Takam, who sidefooted the ball into the goal, but it was hardly a consolation for a poor 5-1 defeat.

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Clockwise from top left: A nicely judged catch by Shoeib Mustaq of Laguna ends the 66 run innings of Shah Hidetullah from Jabudays ICC; Shah Hidatullah (Jabudays ICC) lofts a six off the bowling of Manish Sadarangani; Tristen “Sanchez” Sheridan, a member of the Youth team who tragically passed away in a motoring accident on September 3.

Laguna returns to winners circle CRICKET

Outrigger T20 league 2013: Round 9

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n round 9 of the Outrigger T20 league, Phuket Youth took on the Village in the morning session, while Laguna faced ICC in the afternoon session on Sunday (September 8) at the Alan Cooke Ground (ACG). During the day, respects were paid to Tristen “Sanchez” Sheridan (a member of the Youth team who tragically passed away during the week). In the first match, the Village team amassed a total of 218-5 from their 20 overs to comfortably run out winners against the Youth side who could only manage 78-7 in reply. In match two, the ICC set a solid total of 141-4, but Laguna secured a much needed confidence boosting win, reaching their target of 142-1 in reply. In the morning match, the Village team were put into bat and amassed the highest

innings total this T20 season with all of the top-order firing. Openers Roshan Jayasuriya (43) and Dan Taylor (54) set the scene with an 89 run partnership in just 7.3 overs. Martin Platts (36) and Taylor then combined to take the score to 119-2 at the 10 over drinks break. Platts and Simon Wetherell (37) then put on a further 65 runs before Platts fell in the 17th over. By the end of their 20 overs, the Village had reached 218-5. With what seemed an

impossible task, the Youth side lost opener Best (4) in the 3rd over with the score on 15. Only fellow opener Charlee (13) and captain Pao (17) managed to reach double figures while the rest of the Youth batting line up failed to trouble the scorers. The Village managed to wrap up the innings in the 17th over when the Youth innings ran out of steam with only 78-7. In the afternoon match, after winning the toss, ICC decided to bat and continue

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their good recent form after already securing a semi-final berth. They got off to a strong start with openers Deepak Mehra (16) and Shah Ullah (66) putting on a 57 run partnership until Mehra fell after being found out of his crease and stumped by keeper Damian Clowes shortly before the 10 over drinks break. Big hitting Ali Khan (2) failed to make an impact. Arif Mushtaq (10) and Ullah put

on a further 41 runs before Mushtaq fell in the 16th over with the score on 105. Ullah then combined with Iqbal Malik (12) to take the score along to 141-4 by the end of 20 overs. Laguna coming off the back of one of their worst losing streaks, were looking to get off to a solid start. After losing opener Shoeib Mushtaq (6) in the 4th over, was another batting collapse on the cards? Not according to Damian

Clowes (65 not out) and Manish Sadarangani (56 not out), who together played wonderfully composed innings to guide their side to a much needed confidence boosting victory reaching their target of 142-1 in 19.1 overs. The league table sees the Village so far undefeated, while ICC remains in second place ahead Laguna who have now secured third, while Youth and Patong battle it out in the final round for 4 spot to assure a semi-final berth. The final round of the Outrigger T20 league will take place on September 15 with Laguna taking on the Village in match one, while Patong take on the Youth side in match two. Play commences at 10am. For more information, visit phuketcricketgroup.com

RBFC Thailand 2014 Classic Sport Fishing Tournament Offshore The Similan Islands

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

Huge cash and other prizes to be won!!

57 hours of non -stop fishing!

Huge media coverage!

Going with the flow SURFING INTEGRATING WITH the rest of Asia’s Flowboardi ng com mu n it y, Surf House Phuket hosts a Pro-Qualifier event on September 21 to select the best local riders for the Flow Tour Asia Finals in @thephuketnews

Singapore. Presenting eight different divisions for this event, riders of varying abilities will be able to participate in a division that best matches their riding level. Pro riders from Singapore, Malaysia and South Korea are also set to form an ‘International Mixed Flowboard’ division to showcase the high level

of riding skills in Asia. The eventual champions of the National Pro Divisions will be flown to Singapore for the regional championship event in October. Interested riders can contact Surf House Phuket at info@surfhousephuket. com for more information.

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

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Hoddle: limit needed FOOTBALL

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ormer England manager Glenn Hoddle on Sunday (September 8) demanded the British government and the English Football Association take action to limit the number of overseas players in the Premier League. Hoddle, who also managed Chelsea, Tottenham and Southampton, was responding to new FA chairman Greg Dyke’s admission that there is a “frightening trend” of domestic players being forced out of the English top flight because clubs prefer to buy cheaper imports from abroad. English players made up only around 32 per cent of teams’ starting line-ups in the Premier League last season and Hoddle, who coached England from 1996 to 1999, fears that figure will continue to dwindle unless action is taken. Any attempt at a quota system would be hampered by European employment laws but the 55-year-old insists the matter still must be explored. “We all know it is difficult, because at the end of the day

the rules are the rules and the Premier League will just abide by that,” he told BBC Radio 5 Live’s Sportsweek programme. “We have got to show some teeth. If it is a maximum of five [foreign] players and the rest have to be English, whatever we can do with the rules, but it always seems they come up against a brick wall. “Maybe the government could be helping that, but it is a bigger, deeper issue for politicians and the FA to get together, because this 32 per cent is going to get less and less each year.” Former Spurs and England midfielder Hoddle, who played abroad himself for a spell at Monaco, admits better quality coaching from a young age remains essential if more homegrown talent is to emerge through the club’s youth systems. “We have to focus in on English talent and be bold enough to say if foreign players are coming in to fill our clubs aged 17, 18 or 20, then we have to build a 10-year plan which allows these lads being taught by the best coaches –

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Former England manager Glenn Hoddle, in action for Tottenham Hotspur in 1981. He has called for more English players in the EPL. Photo: Nationaal Archief Fotocollectie Anefo being paid good money, which is what the Dutch did – and bring them through where they master the ball first,”

Hoddle said. “There is definite talent out there, we just need to source it.” AFP

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HAVE YOU EVER HAD that feeling where the excitement inside of you has bubbled up so tremendously that it wanted to explode out of you? I hope the answer is yes. If it’s no, then I strongly recommend you get yourself off your butt, away from the iPad and find that activity which allows you to feel on the edge of life, the feeling like you are really living, or as some might say, “frothing!” Kids froth from an early age. Next time you play hide

and go seek with your kid watch their reaction when you find them, their face shows it all not to mention the high pitched scream that pierces your eardrums. A ‘gromet’ (typically a young person) is referred to as someone who has found the love of surfing and no matter what the ocean condition is like, no matter the size of the wave or what time of day it is, they’re in the water with big smiles soaking up every last wave that rolls through. If it wasn’t for sleep and food I don’t think a gromet would ever get out of the water. Occasionally you also will meet an older person who resembles a gromet who is

keeping the froth alive! The froth is most definitely alive in Phuket, where last Saturday produced some epic waves, then on Sunday the swell dropping to nothing but a few messy knee high close outs. The same group of surfers I saw were having equally as much fun on both days. It’s an amazing thing how other people’s reactions can make you feel, and witnessing these surfers frothing left me frothing – thanks guys. Tim’s Tip: If you’re having a bad day, go surfing. It’s the cure for everything! Tim Campbell skylaphuket.com thephuketnews


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Roosters to face Eagles in opening finals of NRL RUGBY LEAGUE

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inor premiers Sydney Roosters will face Manly Sea Eagles in a National Rugby League qualifying final after overpowering South Sydney in last weekend’s final round. The Sydney Roosters finished top of the regular season standings with a powerful 2412 win over National Rugby League title rivals South Sydney on Friday, September 6. The Roosters bounced back from consecutive losses to claim the NRL minor premiership with New Zealand dual international Sonny Bill Williams and NSW State of Origin standoff James Maloney outstanding throughout. Maloney score d t wo tries and scrum-half Mitchell Pearce scored under the crossbar for his side’s decisive fourth try on the hour in front of a crowd of 59,780 at the Sydney Olympic stadium. It was the first time since 2004 that the Roosters have

South Sydney star fullback Greg Inglis in action for Australia. Photo: AFP/Andrew Yates won the the JJ Giltinan Shield as minor premiers. However, it wasn’t all good news for the Roosters’ as New Zealand prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves was placed on the referee’s report

for catching Chris McQueen with a forearm to the head. He could be ruled out of a couple of finals matches if found guilty by the league’s judiciary. The night began promis-

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3 NRL, QF1 AFL Semi Final 1

Rabbitohs v Storm Geelong Cats v Port Adelaide

Saturday, September 14 11:30

13:30

Rugby Union

ITM Cup

Canterbury v Otago

816, 117

14:25

16:30

Rugby Union

Rugby Championship

New Zealand v South Africa

817, 117

16:55

19:00

Rugby Union

Rugby championship

Australia v Argentina

117

19:00

20:45

Rugby league

NRL, EF 1

Sharks v Cowboys (D)

20:45

22:30

Rugby League

NRL, QF 2

Roosters v Sea Eagles (D)

22:30

00:00

Rugby Union

Aviva Premiership

Bath v Leicester (D)

810

00:15

02:00

Rugby Union

Rabo Direct

Leinster v Ospreys

18:45

20:45

Soccer

EPL

Man United v Crystal Palace

21:00

23:00

Soccer

EPL

Tottenham v Norwich

23:30

01:30

Soccer

EPL

Everton v Chelsea

18:10

20:10

Soccer

Championship

Burnley v Blackburn

21:00

23:00

Soccer

EPL

Hull v Cardiff

812

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Sunderland v Arsenal

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Aston Villa v Newcastle

816, 31

21:00

23:00

Soccer

EPL

Stoke v Man City

813, 109

17:30

21:00

Motor Bikes

MotoGP

Misano Qualifying

521

16:30

19:30

Aussie Rules

AFL Semi Final 2

Sydney Swans v Carlton

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16:15

00:00

Cricket

ODI 4 - Cardiff

England v Australia

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Sunday, September 15 816, 117

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15:00

Rugby League

NRL, EF2

Bulldogs v Knights

117

19:55

21:55

Rugby Union

Aviva Premiership

Saracens v Gloucester

810, 30

22:00

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EPL

Southampton v West Ham

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ingly for the Rabbitohs when their superstar fullback Greg Inglis pushed off a front-on tackle from Williams and beat three tackles to score the game’s opening try, but it was the Roosters who went on

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Saturday, September 14 (kick-off GMT time) Atl Madrid v Almeria 15:00 Levante v Real Sociedad 17:00 Barcelona v Sevilla 19:00 Villarreal v Real Madrid 21:00 Sunday, September 15 (kick-off GMT time) Granada v Espanyol 11:00

Manly Sea Eagles

26

Penrith Panthers

Newcastle Knights

54

Parramatta Eels

6

Canberra Raiders

18

Cronulla Sharks

38

St George Illawarra Dragons

19

New Zealand Warriors

10

Melbourne Storm

23

Gold Coast Titans

22

North Queensland Cowboys

50

Wests Tigers

22

South Sydney Rabbitohs

12

Sydney Roosters

24

Brisbane Broncos

16

Canterbury Bulldogs

11

to take control of the match. Elsewhere, Manly were upset at home by Penrith 38-26 on Sunday to finish the regular rounds in fourth spot. Cruising at 16-0 midway through the first half, the Sea Eagles and Panthers engaged in a see-sawing second half where the lead changed hands a number of times and Penrith scored two tries in the final minutes to claim victory. South Sydney will take on defending champions Melbourne Storm in Friday’s other qualifying final. The Storm ended the Gold Coast’s season with a 23-22 victory in golden point extra time with Test scrum-half Cooper Cronk landing the match-winning drop goal on

Team

P

W

L

D

F

A

Pts

1

Sydney Roosters

24

18

6

0

640

325

40

2

South Sydney

24

18

6

0

588

384

40

3

Melbourne

24

16

7

1

589

373

37

4

Manly

24

15

8

1

588

366

35

5

Cronulla

24

14

10

0

468

460

32

6

Canterbury-Bankstown

24

13

11

0

529

463

30

7

Newcastle

24

12

11

1

528

422

29

8

North Queensland

24

12

12

0

507

431

28

9

Gold Coast

24

11

13

0

500

518

26

10

Penrith

24

11

13

0

495

532

26

11

Warriors

24

11

13

0

495

554

26

12

Brisbane

24

10

13

1

434

477

25

13

Canberra

24

10

14

0

434

624

24

14

St George Illawarra

24

7

17

0

379

530

18

15

Wests Tigers

24

7

17

0

386

687

18

16

Parramatta

24

5

19

0

326

740

14

Friday, September 13 (kick-off Thai time)

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Malaga v Rayo Vallecano

18:00

Second Qualifying Final

Real Betis v Valencia

20:00

South Sydney Rabbitohs v Melbourne Storm

Elche v Valladolid

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Athletic Bilbao v Celta de Vigo

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Saturday. In the two sudden-death playoffs on the opening weekend of the finals, the fifthplaced Cronulla Sharks take on the North Queensland Cowboys on Saturday. The Canterbury Bulldogs, who finished the regular season in sixth spot, take on Wayne Bennett’s Newcastle Knights on Sunday in the other elimination final. This weekend Cronulla downed the Raiders 38-18 at Canberra Stadium and the Cowboys walloped Wests Tigers 50-22. The Bulldogs lost 16-11 to the Broncos in Brisbane, while the K nights overwhelmed wooden spooners Parramatta 54-6. AFP

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Getafe v Osasuna

Monday, September 16 (kick-off GMT time)

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Saturday, September 14 (kick-off Thai time) First Elimination Final

Cronulla Sharks v North Queensland Cowboys First Qualifying Final

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Sydney Roosters v Manly Sea Eagles

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Sunday, September 15 (kick-off Thai time) Second Elimination Final Canterbury Bulldogs v Newcastle Knights

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