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Contents

NOVEMBER MAY 2012 2012

Regulars Phuket Island map What's on : on & off Phuket (including the movies) Word of mouth Business Profile : Kanokpan (Kwan) Pranveerapaiboon Hot Spot : Kamala Beach Bay of Bliss for Beachcombers and Billionaires Social Phuket People profile : Claude Sauter and Celine Masson Legal matters : U.S.-Thai Amity Treaty: An Overview Property matters : The melting pot TSLC IronKids Phuket Things to do in Phuket Loy Krathong Festival Useful telephone numbers

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Yachts & Yachting DaVinci Yacht Charters Andaman Boat Sales & Service Yacht Charters : Sunsail Phuket tide tables : November 2012 – December 2012 Cholamark Boat

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Cover photos: Top: Impiana Resort, Patong Bottom: Asia Marine motor yacht charters

Cars Car sales : Sure Motors Car rentals : Pure Car Rent

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Shopping, Dining & Leisure Recipe : Seared Tuna Loin with baby zucchini and soy pearls Dining around Phuket Helicam : Univanich creates a new source of Renewable Energy

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Spas, Health & Beauty Hair Studio 9 Lemongrass House Oasis Spa The Royal Spa Sukko Spa RE KÁ TA Spa

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Land & Property (Sales / Rentals) Smart Property & Lifestyle Expo ISS Facility Services : Cleaning Service Cape Panwa Hotel The Charm Residences Vista del Mar Phuket Wings The Eva by Eva Group Eva Beach by Eva Group Kata Rocks Anchan Villas 88 Land & Houses Phuket Karon Butterfly Resort Tropical Homes Real Estate St. James Properties BMP Plunge Tropic Villas Tile-It : Phuket's quality tile boutique Phuket Consult Häfele

Advertising enquiries mktg@image-asia.com Tel: +66 (0)76 264491

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Swatch FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Till - 4 November @ Karon Beach, Phuket

10th Phuket International Soccer 7s 23 - 25 November @ Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club (TSLC)

The Phuket Thailand Open sees world-class beach volleyball competition on the white sands of Karon Beach. It is the largest tournament of its kind in Asia and sees top players from over 30 countries, including Brazil, Germany, USA, Japan, China, Great Britain, Switzerland, Norway and Sweden and World and Olympic championships.A food court, games and booths will be available and a beach volley amateur event and children's clinics will be held. Tel: +66 (0) 2311 3414. Web: www.pentanglepromotions.com.

The first day will be played on a league basis and teams. Each team’s final position in their group will decide whether they play for the Cup, Plate or Bowl on the second day. The second day will determine the finals for Cup, Plate and Bowl trophies. Tel: +66 (0)2 990 6881. Web: www.thai7s.com.

The Melbourne Cup: The Race That Stops a Nation 6 November @ Latitude, Laguna The theme for the annual Phuket International Women's Club is the 'The Race That Stops a Nation'. Grab a hat and join in on the fun. Tickets are 2,000 baht, which includes an Australian themed lunch, limited drinks, fashion, music. 100% of the proceeds go to the scholarship programme of the Phuket International Women's Club. Tel: +66 (0)76 317929. Web: www.phuketiwc.com.

7th Andaman International Soccer 7s 16 - 18 November @ Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club (TSLC)

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19th Laguna Phuket Triathlon 25 November @ Laguna Phuket Southeast Asia's premier multi-sport event, the Laguna Phuket Triathlon 2012, is now in its 19th year. This internationally renowned event is known as the 'Race of Legends' and will see a field of over 900 athletes taking part. It comprises a grueling 1.8k swim, 55k cycle and a 12k run. This popular race has attracted thousands of age group athletes as well as triathlon legends. Tel: +66 (0)76 362300. Web: www.lagunaphukettriathlon.com.

Loy Krathong Festival 28 November @ Phuket

This soccer tournament includes Open and Masters categories. Teams will compete for the Cup, Plate and Bowl trophies for the two days of the tournament. The awards party the final evening also sees a buffet dinner and a live band. Tel: +66 (0)2 990 6881. Web: www.thai7s.com.

One of the most beautiful festivals in Thailand, Loy Krathong sees people floating ornately decorated sections of banana tree trunk that contain flowers, incense sticks and a candle. The concept of Loy Krathong is to worship the Goddess of Water and to float away ones troubles and bad luck. It is traditionally performed on the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month, which usually falls in November.

Phuket International Sport Fishing Tournament 21 - 24 November @ Ao Chalong

Phuket Youth Football Cup 30 November - 8 December @ Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club

The team that earns the most points per kilo during the tournament wins! Prizes will also be given to the teams that catch the largest fish (by weight) in each eligible species and a release trophy will be awarded to the team that releases the most billfish. Tel: +66 (0)76 282036. Web: www.phuketinternational-sportfishing-tournament.com.

The inaugural Phuket Youth Football Cup organized by Reperages Group (Thailand) and Leisure Events (Australia) sees International Soccer 11-a-side Tournaments for categories/ages U14, U15 & U16. Teams from Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Russia, Singapore and Thailand are expected to participate. Web: www.youthfootballtournaments.org.

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Regular Events

Chicky Net - The Social Network for Women in Thailand

The International Business Association of Phuket (IBAP)

Chicky Net is the online social network for women in Thailand. Email: info@ chickynet.com. Web: www.chickynet.com.

Regular Meeting will be the 2nd Friday of the month. Tel: +66 (0)81 412 5652. Web: .www.ibap-phuket.net

Ao Chalong Yacht Club (ACYC) Race 6 in the FCI Watermakers series is on Sunday the 4th and Race 7 is on the 18th. All are welcome to join, new sailors and sea salts alike. The cost for members is 100 baht and 200 baht for non-members.

Grumpy Old Men's Society (GOMS) A grumpy but happy group of local gentleman who gather every first and third Monday of the month at Chalong Pier Beer Garden to have a few quiet beers, share information and to raise money for charity. Drinks start at 6pm and meetings at 6:45pm. Contact: Valentine Guytonbeck, Email: vguytonbeck@gmail.com.

British Business Association – Phuket (BBAP)

Cricket / Rugby The Outrigger Hotels T/Twenty Cricket League at the ACG Cricket Ground

BBA-P monthly dinner meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of each month. Dinner meetings start at 7pm. Monthly Pub & Networking Nights on the 3rd Friday at 7pm. Email socialsec@bbap.org. Web: www.bbap.org.

Matches are played every Sunday from 9am. There's Touch Rugby Wednesday evenings. Web: www.phuketcricketgroup.com and www.acgphuket.com.

Entertainment – November Choices

Phuket Afternoon Computer Clinic Join ‘For Dummies’ author Woody Leonhard at his weekly Computer Clinic, Every Wednesday of every month, 1 to 3pm. November 7 at Patong and the 28th at Chalong Email: Woody@KhunWoody.com. Web: www. khunwoody.com.

Live Soul @ Opus One Restaurant & Bar Every Friday night at Opus One Restaurant & Bar enjoy the live Soul with Pjae Stanley & Her Crew playing live from 9:30pm till Late. www.opusonephuket.com.

Live Music at the Hard Rock Cafe Phuket

Phuket International Women's Club (PIWC)

Live music on most evenings. Tel: +66 (0)76 340210.

Committee Meeting is on the 1st at Tawai Restaurant Cherngtalay. Winner's Circle Paddock Party at Member Home in Surin is on the 4th. The annual Phuket International Women's Club, 'The Race That Stops a Nation' at Latitude, Laguna Phuket is on the 6th. Contact: Carole Dux, Tel: +66 (0)76 316711. Email: info@ phuketiwc.com. Web: www.phuketiwc.com.

Live Irish Rock @ Scruffy Murphy's Irish Pub

Lions Club of Patong Beach

Live Music on Weekend @ Ratri Italian Bar & Grill

The monthly membership meeting and fellowship dinner is on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Contact: Jehanbaz (Jum) Ali Khan, Tel: +66 (0)81 374 2088. Email: info@lions-club-patong.org. Web: www.lions-club-patong.org.

Come and enjoy great Italian food and have drinks at a special price, all night!! Live music brought to you by our talented musician, LINO every Friday and Saturday from 7pm. Sunset at Ratri is truly an unforgettable experience.

Nightlife and entertainment venue with an Irish theme. Every night, except for Sunday, with Neil and the Red Hot Potatoes, playing all your favorite pub rock and traditional fast rhythm fiddle music. On Sundays there’s live football on the big screens. Tel: +66 (0)76 292590. Web: www.scruffymurphyphuket.com.

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Upcoming Movies

Central Festival Phuket, Tel: +66 (0)76 209000 Jungceylon Shopping Destination Patong, Tel: +66 (0)76 600555

WRECK-IT RALPH

LES MISÉRABLES

(Animation, Kids & Family, Comedy) John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch

(Musical & Performing Arts, Drama) Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway

Ralph is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, the star of their game. After decades of seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides the bad guy role is enough. He sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games. But it's the Vanellope von Schweetz from the game, Sugar Rush, whose world is threatened when Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens the entire arcade.

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les MisĂŠrables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption-a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Ex-prisoner Jean Valjean is hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY

LIFE OF PI

(Adventure, Fantasy) Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom

(Drama, Action & Adventure) Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain

The movie follows title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf, Bilbo finds himself with 13 dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield. Their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, but they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever - Gollum.

The coming-of-age story surrounds the son of a zookeeper who survives a shipwreck by stowing away on a lifeboat with a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena, and a Bengal tiger by the name of Richard Parker.

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Off Phuket Events

Upcoming Events

Sheraton Krabi Trophy Adventure Race

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3 November @ Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort

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Laguna Phuket Tri-Fest @ Laguna Grove, Laguna, Phuket

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Phuket Youth Football Cup @ Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club (TSLC), Phuket

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TSLC IronKids Phuket Official Race @ Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club, Phuket

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Phuket King’s Cup Regatta @ Kata Beach Resort & Spa, Phuket

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Phuket Carnival @ Patong Beach, Phuket

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Asia Superyacht Rendezvous @ Surin Beach, Phuket

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Snowflakes - a WHITE Christmas @ East 88 Beach Lounge, Phuket

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Tsunami Memorial Day Light up Phuket @ Patong Beach, Phuket

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SMART Property and Lifestyle Expo @ Royal Phuket Marina Exhibition & Conference Hall, Phuket

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Phuket Electronic Music and Dance Festival @ Karon Beach, Phuket

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See the worshipping ceremonies to “Phra Mae Ya” and King Ramkhamhaeng the Great, cultural arts and traditional musical performances, Nang Nopphamas Beauty Contest, lanterns and a light and sound presentation. Contact: TAT Sukhothai, Tel. +66 (0)55 252742-3. Web: www.tourismthailand.org.

13 with DJ Doris New Year's Party @ East 88 Beach Lounge, Phuket

Times & dates of events are subject to change. Please contact the organiser for up-to-date information.

A race for a greener Krabi! Active Management Asia brings another challenging race in the Amazing Thailand Adventure Race Series, which will be hosted by the Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort. Teams consist of two racers who will compete in mountain biking, running, swimming and kayaking. Tel: +66 (0)2 718 9681-2. Web: www.ama-events.com. The 2012 Phimai Festival

9 - 11 November @ Phimai, Nakhon Ratchasima Highlights include a light and sound presentation, dances and will comprise traditional long-boat races on the banks of the Chakkarat River and Mun River, the Korat cat competition, Khon or classical Thai mask dance, art and cultural performances and local food. Contact: TAT Nakhon Ratchasima Office, Tel. +66 (0)44 213030. Web: www.tat.or.th/nakhonratchasima. Email: tatsima@tat.or.th. Bangkok Marathon

25 November @ Bangkok The course takes the runners past many fascinating tourist attractions of Bangkok, such as the Grand palace, Wat Phra Keao or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the National Museum, and the Chao Phraya River. Contact: TAT Bangkok, TAT Call Center 1672. Web: www.tourismthailand.org. Chiang Mai Yi Peng Festival

27 - 29 November @ Ping River, Chiang Mai Participate in the launching of lanterns to worship Phrathat Chulamani, a Yi Peng procession and Lanna cultural performances entertainment. Contact: TAT Chiang Mai, Tel. +66 (0)53 248604. Sukhothai Loi Krathong and Candle Festival

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We all know at least one of those places… they never advertise but they’re busy. Why? ‘Word of mouth’. People tell their friends, “You must try..” and the word spreads. In this monthly column, we spread the word further about the great-value nooks and crannies that we know about on Phuket.

Roxy Bar Phuket

5pm - 1am. Near Bangkok Bank on Phang Nga Rd. not far from the On On Hotel, Phuket Town A little, but well popular, bar in the middle of Phuket Town. Roxy brings you a fun atmosphere and fantastic food option with their interesting menu featuring Turkish, Western and Mexican food. With a large projector screen you can enjoy live sports and there's free pool and wi-fi. There's a quiz night every Wednesday. Happy Hours from 5 - 8pm every day, when all normal 'house' beers are just 50 baht a bottle.

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8am – 9pm. Closed on10th, 20th & 30th of each month. Phang Nga Rd. next to Sinthawee Hotel Serving Thai and western food as well as a selection of Thai style pizzas such as 'green curry' or 'tom yam goong'. Great food with reasonable prices as Thai dishes start from 35-40 baht. They also serve free fruit after your meal. Note the fit out is very basic.

Pruchic Bar & Restaurant

10am - 11pm. Maikhao Beach, near Holiday Inn Hotel Maikhao A small local family restaurant located near Holiday Inn Maikhao resort. In a truly beautiful natural setting, it offers tranquility and a cool breeze. There's some really tempting Thai food, including traditional Phuket dishes that comes with the kind of friendly and warm service that makes you feel you're at home.

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Nakkerd Seaview Restaurant

7am - 5pm. Opposite Royal Phuket City on Phang Nga Rd. A one-stop shop for many cheap eats including Hokkien noodles, haw mok, kanom jeen any kind of rice dish, baked goods and sweets and excellent massaman curry. Deep fried crab meat balls served with plum dipping sauce are recommended. Their food is displayed in the counter so all you need to do is point at what you want. Opens in the morning and gets busy at lunch time.

8am – 7:30pm. Chao Fa Rd. East on the hillside near Big Buddha, almost at the top of the mountain The place is a tiny restaurant selling inexpensive tasty Thai food and cold drinks. A nice place to chill out after visiting the Big Buddha. The place offers you a fabulous seaview over Karon Beach. The yellow crab curry is wonderful.

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Kanokpan (Kwan) Pranveerapaiboon "I think I've already achieved my ambition. Now I just want to do the best I can everyday." When did you set up the business? We started The Twovillas Group in 2003, and we rebranded our business to 'The Attitude Club' this year. What was behind your decision to (a) set up a business in Phuket and (b) set up this particular business? My husband and I are from Phuket. Originally, he and his partner set up the architectural firm called 'Roof Co., Ltd'. They had 10 years' experience in designing resorts, hotels and residential homes and I had experience in the property business. In 2003, we had the opportunity to start a small project with two private pool villas in Saiyuan, hence the name 'Two Villas'. We continue to be successful with affordable pool villas. What were you doing before you set up the business? I used to work in the tourism industry then moved into the property business with a property development in Cherngtalay. What’s special / different about The Attitude Club? What are its unique points? It's the combination of design and value for money. We always develop new designs, offering a different product to the market. And we have offer excellent after-sales service together with a management team to take care the of the villas. Why would someone choose to use your product / service compared to your closest competition? The Attitude Club is a Thai developer with good references from 18 completed projects, and the quality guarantee for every unit. What do you think is important in running a business? Be honest with every one − yourself, your partners and employees and especially your clients. What are the main challenges as they relate to your role? Everyone is different and you have to find a way of working with this; you can't change other people but you can adjust yourself and compromise with others. …and what are the biggest difficulties you have to overcome? My own temper when I'm facing unexpected circumstances. What is your main target market? Property investors and the second home or retirement markets.

Marketing is obviously an important part of every business – what is your approach to marketing The Attitude Club to your target market? The best marketing is word of mouth. Good quality and after-sales service is an important part of our marketing strategy. Our approach to quality is recognised by the agents and is passed on by our clients to their friends. Of course, a good relationship with our property agents and other business partners is essential, too. What do you like most about what you do now? Designing creative marketing concepts and being a good boss. And what do you like least…? I enjoy and love every thing I do. Everything is valuable experience. I just can’t think of anything I like least. What do you (and the business) hope / expect to achieve within the next 3-5 years? We are already successful in property business and we expect to be successful in the hospitality business as well within the next fve years. What do you see as your biggest successes to date? The Attitude Club is one of the few local businesses that is well known in foreign market and amongst international agents. To what extent does the current global financial mess affect your business? Just a little bit. Phuket is an international destination for tourists and retirees. The property market is still strong in both retirement and investment markets. Is The Attitude Club involved in any CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) programmes? If so, please outline briefly. Yes, of course. We co-operate with government offices like Vachira Hospital and the Red Cross for blood donation. We also have a beach cleaning day every year, and one of our projects has the concept of “Organic Passion” to avoid the use of non-toxic materials. And we're implementing an organic garden for the project landscape. Also, in the Vegetarian Festival, we ran charity booth. Please give us an overview of your typical day ‘at work’. What tools (if any) do you use to schedule your time? Every day after work, I always plan my schedule for the next day. My smartphone helps me manage my schedule and alerts me in advance to what is on my schedule. How would you describe your leadership style? Honesty and kindness. What is your over-riding ambition at this stage in your life? I think I've already achieved my ambition. Now I just want to do the best I can every day.

For further information about The Attitude Club or its latest development, Wings, contact: 100/1000 Moo 5, Rasada, Muang, Phuket E-mail: wings_gm@twovillas.com www.twovillas.com

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PHUKET TIDE TABLES Ko Thaphao Noi (Phuket)

Time

Metres

Time

Metres

Time

Metres

1.0

11:40

3.1

17:30

1.1

23:50

3.4

1.1

12:10

3.0

18:00

1.2

00:20

3.3

06:30

1.2

12:40

2.9

18:30

1.4

00:50

3.2

07:00

1.3

13:10

2.8

19:00

1.5

01:20

3.0

07:40

1.4

13:50

2.7

19:40

1.7

02:00

2.9

08:30

1.6

14:50

2.6

20:30

1.8

03:00

2.7

09:40

1.7

16:10

2.5

22:00

1.9

04:20

2.6

11:10

1.7

17:50

2.6

23:50

1.9

06:00

2.7

12:30

1.6

19:10

2.8

01:10

1.7

07:20

2.8

13:30

1.4

20:00

3.0

02:10

1.4

08:20

3.0

14:20

1.2

20:50

3.3

02:50

1.2

09:10

3.1

15:00

1.0

21:30

3.5

03:40

1.0

09:50

3.3

15:40

0.9

22:10

3.6

04:20

0.8

10:30

3.3

16:20

0.8

22:50

3.7

05:00

0.7

11:20

3.4

17:00

0.9

23:30

3.7

05:40

0.8

12:00

3.3

17:50

0.9

00:10

3.6

06:30

0.9

12:40

3.2

18:30

1.1

01:00

3.5

07:10

1.0

13:30

3.0

19:20

1.3

01:40

3.3

08:00

1.2

14:30

2.9

20:10

1.5

02:40

3.0

09:00

1.4

15:30

2.7

21:20

1.7

03:40

2.8

10:20

1.5

17:00

2.7

23:00

1.8

05:10

2.6

11:40

1.6

18:30

2.7

00:40

1.8

06:40

2.6

13:00

1.6

19:30

2.8

01:50

1.7

07:50

2.7

13:50

1.5

20:20

3.0

02:30

1.5

08:40

2.8

14:30

1.4

21:00

3.1

03:10

1.4

09:20

2.9

15:10

1.3

21:30

3.2

03:50

1.3

09:50

3.0

15:40

1.3

22:10

3.3

04:20

1.2

10:30

3.0

16:10

1.2

22:40

3.4

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04:50

1.1

11:00

3.0

16:40

1.2

23:10

3.4

30

05:20

1.1

11:30

3.0

17:10

1.2

23:40

3.4

DECEMBER 2012

Time

Metres

Time

Metres

Time

Metres

Time

Metres

05:50

1.1

12:00

3.0

17:40

1.2

00:10

3.3

06:20

1.1

12:30

3.0

18:20

1.3

00:40

3.3

06:50

1.2

13:10

2.9

18:50

1.4

01:10

3.2

07:30

1.3

13:40

2.8

19:30

1.5

01:50

3.0

08:10

1.4

14:30

2.8

20:20

1.6

02:30

2.9

09:00

1.5

15:30

2.7

21:20

1.7

03:30

2.8

10:00

1.5

16:40

2.7

22:40

1.8

04:50

2.7

11:20

1.6

18:10

2.8

00:20

1.7

06:30

2.7

12:40

1.5

19:20

3.0

01:30

1.5

07:40

2.8

13:40

1.4

20:20

3.2

02:30

1.3

08:40

2.9

14:40

1.2

21:10

3.4

03:20

1.1

09:40

3.1

15:30

1.1

22:00

3.6

04:10

0.9

10:20

3.2

16:10

1.0

22:40

3.7

04:50

0.8

11:10

3.3

17:00

0.9

23:20

3.7

05:30

0.8

11:50

3.3

17:40

0.8

22:30

3.6

00:10

3.7

06:20

0.8

12:40

3.2

18:20

1.1

00:50

3.5

07:00

0.9

13:20

3.2

19:10

1.2

01:30

3.3

07:50

1.1

14:10

3.0

20:00

1.4

02:10

3.1

08:30

1.3

15:00

2.9

20:50

1.6

03:00

2.9

09:20

1.4

16:00

2.8

21:50

1.8

04:00

2.7

10:30

1.6

17:10

2.7

23:20

1.9

05:20

2.5

11:40

1.7

18:30

2.7

01:00

1.8

06:50

2.5

13:00

1.7

19:40

2.8

02:10

1.7

08:00

2.6

14:00

1.6

20:30

2.9

03:00

1.6

09:00

2.7

14:50

1.5

21:10

3.1

03:30

1.4

09:40

2.8

15:20

1.4

21:50

3.2

04:10

1.3

10:10

2.9

16:00

1.3

22:20

3.3

04:40

1.2

10:50

3.0

16:30

1.3

22:50

3.4

05:10

1.1

11:20

3.0

17:00

1.2

23:30

3.4

05:40

1.0

11:50

3.1

17:30

1.2

24:00

3.4

06:10

1.0

12:20

3.1

18:10

1.2

SUNDAY

SUNDAY

SUNDAY

SUNDAY

SUNDAY

SUNDAY

SUNDAY

SUNDAY

SUNDAY

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Time

Metres

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

05:30 06:00

Source: Admiralty EasyTide Service

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

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Feature

h c a e B Kamala

rs e b m o c h c a e B r Bay of Bliss fo and Billionaires Welcome to the Phuket Hot List, our bi-monthly series that gives you an insider’s peek into the island scene. This month, we’re checking out the west-coast town of Kamala Beach, where the high life and a casual tropical vibe manage to co-exist in harmony.

Kamala Beach

Hot Properties In a year of screaming headlines of impeding global economic doom, the hills and headland that slice between Kamala and Patong continue to buzz with building activity, with everything from bamboo lookout huts to luxury condos and villas in the works. No amount of gloom can stem people’s desires for sea and sunset views, it seems. The six-bedroom Banyan Villa, the first completed villa in the Waterfall Cove estate along Kamala’s “Millionaire’s Mile” offers an impressive perch for those coveted views. Managed by Helix Property Services, Banyan began welcoming its first rental guests in October. It features live-in staff including a cook, an 18-metre infinity pool, four huge master bedrooms with Jacuzzi bathtubs and showers that open to the outdoors, plus all the bells and whistles for entertaining in style. There are only two other land plots in Waterfall Cove, one of which is under development while the third is still available for sale, price available upon application to Helix.

Novotel Phuket Kamala Bay

Along the same road, the Paradise Group – part of Hong Kong magnate Allan Zeman’s Lan Kwai Fong Group – is busy adding 13 more lavish villas to the Kamala headland. “Evolving from the sell-out success of 26 Andara Villas and 37 Andara Residences, a new phase has now been launched, Andara Signature Resort Villas, to meet the ever increasing demand from clients looking to invest in high-end resort managed property on the Island of Phuket,” said Jonathan James Gascoyne, Director Sales, Marketing & Development. Among the highlights of these four-bedroom luxury homes is a grand master bedroom pavilion with private reflecting pool. Prices range from 180 to 240 million baht on the seven remaining villas for sale. The villas are due to be complete in February 2014.

1. Banyan Villa, 2. Banyan Villa Family Foom, 3. Andara Signature Resort Villas

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Kamala’s north end is seeing lots of building action, too, including the development of the Novotel Phuket Kamala Bay. Construction is well underway and it’s due to open in the first quarter of 2013. The modern-style resort will have 168 rooms and a range of facilities including a swimming pool, business centre, spa and pool bar “to meet the needs of both leisure and business travellers”. The Novotel sits on an absolute beachfront location where the sunset-seeking crowd is sure to flock. In September, the Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Co., Ltd. (BTS) quietly announced in one of its obligatory filings with the Stock Exchange of Thailand that it had sold off a huge chunk of land of 455 rai near the Novotel for a whopping 1.65 billion baht. The sale netted the company a tidy 385 million baht of extraordinary profit, according to The Nation newspaper. No reports revealed who bought the land (and emails to BTS were not returned), so this parcel of prime property will be one to watch in the coming months and years.

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Hot Eats Vanilla Sky Bar & Lounge at the Cape Sienna resort is one of our favourite Phuket sunset cocktail spots, and its menu has just been revamped with more focus on value. The “small bites at small prices” tapas selections include a shrimp cocktail skewer, monkfish fillet in Thai herb and Vanilla's tiramisu, each at a price of 69 baht. The wine list, meanwhile, has nearly 30 labels of wine for less than 1,400 baht net. And the fabulous sunset views? Still free! 1. Viva Flowers Shop & Coffee Cafe, 2. Viva Flowers Shop & Coffee Cafe, 3. Vanilla Sky Bar & Lounge, 4. Vanilla Sky Bar & Lounge Tapas

Skyla's Beach Bar self-evident

Skyla’s Beach House has a happy, blissed-out ambiance, and no wonder given its picturesque location right on the beach at Kamala’s north end. The Skyla crew happily defy the lackadaisical surfer-dude stereotype: on our visit we were warmly greeted as old friends and the service was swift! Every food item on the menu is 100 baht, from sandwiches to Thai dishes, and there’s a good selection of beer and cocktails. We came only for lunch, but those wishing to stand-up paddle or surf can grab one of the boards stacked up at the back of the restaurant. Lessons are on offer, too.

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The Viva Flowers Shop & Coffee Café on Rim Hat Road caught our eye for its whimsical sign, and the place is just as cheerful as its name. After climbing an insanely narrow staircase to the covered rooftop café we enjoyed a sweet, creamy latte with a hint of cinnamon. On the ground floor is the flower shop where there are also some funky clothes and gifts including handmade floralthemed cards on sale. We were charmed by the friendliness of the staff, especially when, after waiting a few extra minutes for our lattes, we were reassured with a smile and told, “Sorry, we’re so busy.” We were the only ones there!

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Hot Pursuits 1. Oasis Royal Thai Spa, 2. Oasis Royal Thai Spa

Well off the beach but as soothing as a sunset is the Oasis Royal Thai Spa. It’s not the cheapest place to get a massage in Kamala but certainly one of the most stylish and serene. Oasis specialises in lengthy two- to five-hour packages and if you go as a pair you can enjoy two for the price of one. The most elaborate treatment is the Seaside Sensation, a five-hour session at 7,500++ baht that combines a steam-sauna session, a two-hour massage, facial, body scrub and wrap and a dip in the pool. Hearing that Kamala had become the lawn bowls capital of Phuket we went to investigate and found the Kamala Lawn Bowling Club tucked away down a quiet lane behind Phuket FantaSea. Here, we a met a fun group of mates out playing on a sunny afternoon – their quips and jokes were being rolled out more rapidly than the bowls. The club’s social scene is clearly a big draw, with a 150-baht barbecue every Friday and the bar’s beer-o’clock runs for a generous three hours: from 5pm to 8pm all beer is 50 baht only. To play, the cost is 350 baht per person or 200 baht for members. The pitch is well-maintained and lit by floodlights after dark to allow for playing in the cooler evening hours.

Kamala Lawn Bowls

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Contacts: Banyan Villa, Waterfall Cove. Tel: +66 (0)81 747 6554. Web: banyan-waterfall-cove.com Novotel Phuket Kamala Bay. Web: www.accorhotels.com Andara Signature Resort Villas. Tel: +66 (0)76 279255. Web: www.andarasignature.com Vanilla Sky Bar & Lounge. Tel: +66 (0)76 337300. Web: www.capesienna.com/vanilla.html Skyla’s Beach House. Tel: +66 (0)85 476 9096. Web: www.skylaphuket.com Kamala Lawn Bowling Club. Tel: +66 (0)76 385912. Web: www.lawnbowlphuket.com Oasis Royal Thai Spa. Tel: +66 (0)76 337777. Web: www.oasisspa.net To find all these great places get yourself a copy of STREETS of PHUKET 188 pages of detailed street maps, landmarks and local information - with a series of comprehensive indexes. It’s the easiest way to find your way around Phuket. Check www.streetsofphuket.com to find out where to get it – at only 399 baht it’ll save you time and fuel.

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Recipe

Seared Tuna Loin with baby zucchini and soy pearls Ingredients • 150 gm tuna loin • 80 gm baby zucchini

• 1 pc roma tomato • 10 gm lemon zest

For pearls • • • •

1 ltr canola oil 2 gm agar-agar 125 ml water Finely grated zest of 1 lemon or yuzu

• 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon or yuzu juice • Sugar (optional) • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce

Working rapidly, drip small or larger droplets into the cold oil. As they sink into the oil they will harden, forming small pearls. If the mixtures in the bowls start to gel before you have time to use them, reheat and they will turn to liquid again.

Method For the Pearls Pour the oil into a plastic container with an opening wide enough to accommodate a slotted spoon, then cover or close tightly and place in the freezer overnight. Combine the agar-agar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring until the agar-agar is dissolved. Divide between two small bowls, to which the different flavourings will be added. Add the lemon zest and then lemon and a little sugar to taste, if desired, to one of the bowls, stirring to mix well. For a bright yellow colour, add artificial colouring or a little turmeric, if desired.

Remove them from the oil with a slotted spoon. Repeat with the soy mixture. Place in a plastic container and in the fridge until ready to use.

For the Tuna Season the tuna with salt and pepper. Heat a pan and add a small amount of oil. Place the tuna into the pan and cook on each side for about three minutes. Remove from the pan and let it rest on a warm plate. Slice the zucchini into strips and place into a pan of boiling water for two minutes. Remove and place into a bowl of Ice water to stop the zucchini from cooking more.

Add soy sauce to the mixture in the second bowl, stirring to mix well.

To serve

Allow both to cool a little.

Arrange the zucchini on the base of the plate. Slice your tuna and arrange onto the zucchini.

Remove the oil from the freezer. After a few minutes, when the oil is getting transparent but is still quite thick and cold, at a temperature of no more than 20 degrees, start making the pearls. Transfer the lemon mixture to a large syringe.

Drizzle some of the pearls over the top of the tuna. Add a few sprigs of coriander for the burst of flavour. Garnish with tomato hearts and lemon zest.

About Chef Bryan Burger Originally from South Africa, Chef Bryan knew at an early age that he would one day become a chef. Growing up, Bryan spent much of his childhood in the kitchen with ‘the world’s best cooks’, his grandparents. The love for food has always been a part of his life and it is no wonder with a surname like Burger that he pursued a career as a chef. At just 16 years old Chef Bryan started his apprenticeship and after completing his culinary training in South Africa, he travelled through Europe and Asia where he developed a love for global ways of life and cuisine. Working in some remote and sensational locations, Chef Bryan has cooked for the likes of UB40, Martina Navratilova, ambassadors, presidents and Royal Family members with his innovative and healthy cuisine. Chef Bryan's travels have seen him work with Six Senses, Accor and The Splendor hotel group to name a few.. Bryan specialises in spa, raw and modern cuisine. Flavours are well defined, without being overwhelming to the palate, and nutritious yet health-inspiring. His philosophy is the cuisine he serves is a way of life, not a diet. For more information, please contact: RE KÁ TA Beachfront Restaurant Tel: +66 (0)76 330421 Web: www.rekataphuket.com

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Patong Seafood

International

Baluchi

Indian

Take a journey into the home of real Thai food! Patong Seafood Restaurant was the first seafood restaurant to open in the then village-like Patong. It has changed very little from those days except for a major refurbishment after the 2004 tsunami in which major damage was sustained.

Baluchi is located in the heart of Patong and in Karon yet the relaxed atmosphere of both restaurants with soft background Indian music, creates a great ambience to relish a hearty meal with your family or to entertain your friends or clients.

The restaurant was rebuilt as it was in original Thai style with open dining area and a high circular design ceiling. Only the freshest seafood is brought straight from the boat and market to give you the finest selections, which are on display – chilled and ready to eat. The kitchens at Patong Seafood Restaurant are a place to behold, where their chefs with simply so many years of experience, prepare your seafood and other Thai delicacies to perfection.

They take pride in using only authentic and fresh Indian spices, freshly ground in their kitchen and fresh, not frozen, meat. Homemade paneer (cottage cheese) and yoghurt, tandoori kebabs, naan and rotis, Mughlai curries and the best Indian long grain basmati rice dishes are just some of the specialties which their Indian master chef serves daily. One can taste the most mouth-watering tandoori kebabs in town, not to mention the variety of breads baked freshly in the tandoor or a delicious variety of prawn, chicken, mutton or vegetable biryani.

The first thing that you will notice are the friendly staff. The smiles, the attentiveness and the helpfulness in making your choice are something you will appreciate and you will then know why many visitors and locals come back time and time again to enjoy this real taste of Thailand.

Open daily 13:00-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 292526, +66 (0)76 284555

Open daily 08:00-24:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 341244 Beach Rd, 200 metres north of Soi Bangla in Patong www.wheretoeat-phuket.com

Baluchi is the only award winning Indian restaurant on the island, serving authentic Indian cuisine using original ingredients imported from India. Karon is open 18:30 to 23:30 except Saturdays.

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Horizon Beach Resort, Patong and Karon Soi 2 next to Karon Football Stadium www.wheretoeat-phuket.com

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Weekly SET MENU, 2 courses with a glass of wine @ 375 Baht

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Baan Rim Pa

Thai

'Location, location, location' as the saying goes. It doesn’t matter how good you are, if you’re not in the right location, forget it. Baan Rim Pa has become one of Thailand’s best-known restaurants, with a reputation stretching much further. It is perched on a cliff, with teak floors and the constant swish of the surf ‘downstairs’. There are some restaurants that just encapsulate the word ‘romantic’ and here, with Tommy Doyle playing classics on his grand piano, the sea breeze and the delicate aromas of world-class cooking in the air, this House by the Sea is one of the most romantic places to eat in Phuket. Situated on a rocky outcrop, overlooking the Andaman Sea, Baan Rim Pa prides itself in superb, authentic Royal Thai Cuisine, an ambience second to none and the most spectacular views on the island. Baan Rim Pa is the winner of the prestigious Wine Spectator Award of Excellence nine years in succession. Open Thu-Tue 12:00-24:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 340789, +66 (0)76 341768 63 B5

Thai

Kantok Restaurant offers you a natural and warm ambiance where traditional healthy food is served. "The Kantok" table was originally used by the northern households welcoming guests of importance into homes.

If you haven't tried the best red duck curry in town you should not miss, it is well worth the effort of doing so. It is definitely relaxing and an almost hypnotic way to enjoy the evening.

Baan Yin Dee Boutique Resort, Muean Ngern Rd. south end of Patong www.journeyful.com/baanyindee

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Plum Restaurant / Vanilla Sky Mediterranean/Tapas Bar

Plum Restaurant 18-23:30 (Closed Mon) | Vanilla Sky 17–00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 337300

Open daily 11:30-22:30 | Tel: +66 (0)76 292929 ext 8207

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Few destinations in the world can host an evening of enjoyment with sophisticated flair and unrivalled ambience. Perched on the hillside just a few minutes away from the crowd, RICE welcomes diners with customary Thai charm and hospitality. The panoramic view over Patong Bay, the pleasing sound of piano and the superb dinner make for a relaxing occasion. RICE’s menu boasts a delightful variety of authentic Thai and Western cuisine. The dishes so delicately prepared and presented with the chef’s attention to details. Seasonal and local ingredients were selected for maximum freshness and imported product for superior quality. Yum Neau, Spicy Grilled Beef Salad, made with grilled Australian Angus Striploin gently tossed with fresh tomato, cucumber, local herbs and chili-lime dressing will get your appetite going. For main dish, Pan-roasted Duck Breast with blackcurrant glaze, the richness of crisp skin duck breast complemented by sweet and sour braised cabbage laid testimony to Chef Ta’s creativity in preparing delectable delights. An upscale venue catering to tourists and locals alike, RICE provides an unsurpassed dining experience. With superb food, piano music and hospitality in a stylish environment, it’s doesn’t get any better that this.

The new chic modern resort Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas brings the sophisticated style of city living to the tropical beauty of Phuket Island. Cape Sienna awaits you in our two unique dining venues, both with outstanding service, fine cuisine and views to match. It’s chic! It’s modern! It’s hip! It’s laidback! It’s Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas. PLUM Restaurant ‘Reborn’ in September, a new concept and menu with ‘value’ as a main ingredient. Back to Basics with a fresh and creative touch, featuring Mediterranean home style and creative Thai inspired dishes. Plum redefines value for money with more than 20 labels of wine under 1,400 Baht net per bottle. Fantastic views, great service complement this experience! Vanilla Sky Bar & Lounge – the pinnacle of the resort – serves distinctive cocktails and interesting Tapas together with a breathtaking view of Kamala Bay. Stepping out on the terrace and slipping into one of the chairs will give you a sensation of having reached a small piece of heaven on earth. Come for the Cape Sienna experience and be surprised by the amazing location, delicious food, great drinks, good music and stunning view…

Our Thai set is attentively prepared, beginning with our Thai appetizer platter that includes items which continue to be a rare delicacy these days due to the delicate mix of ingredients to create an authentic and unique taste. A sampling of our main event including green curry chicken, Mussaman curry and our famed red duck curry is something not to be missed. End your district culinary experience with a local Thai dessert.

Burasari, Patong Beach www.burasari.com

Thai/International

Open daily 07:00-24:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 294104-6 ext 5

On the coast road just north of Patong www.baanrimpa.com

Kantok Restaurant

Rice

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Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas, Kamala Cliff www.capesienna.com, fb@capesienna.com

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Da Vinci

Italian

Conceptualisations and ingenuity in the form of Italian cuisine come to Nai Harn! Relish an authentic style of cooking of a diverse array of favourites and new combinations served in a cozy ambiance or savour pizzas in a separate casual seating area by a wood-fired oven. Welcoming tastes and sights abound at Da Vinci with tantalizing temptations served from the kitchen with fresh ingredients as signature items in every dish. The Lasagne Al Forno, home made lasagne layers of pasta made with beef and tomato sauce and the Spaghetti Neri Pomodorini Calamari E/ Gamberi, black spaghetti with tomato, squid and prawn offer unique tastes and texture combinations with the richness of their flavours reflected in the quality of the ingredients. The Scaloppine Al Vino Bianco Con Patate are two appetizing escalopes with white wine served with potatoes were perfectly cooked fillets of pork. For superlative Italian cuisine with the freshest of ingredients, be sure to try Da Vinci and discover a renaissance of food.

Asian & International

Urban Food is a new, enjoyable and affordable restaurant – a refreshing dining experience. A spacious open kitchen, stylish terrace with Pop’Art oak barrels, black board menus and copper pans and pots give the feeling of a Food Gallery to this trendy Brasserie. From the Thai and Asian specialties, prepared in two giant woks, to an extensive selection of skewers grilled under your eyes, Urban Food also redesigns some traditional Mediterranean famous dishes, like Ratatouille Crumble, Foie Gras Tartine, Italian Veal Osso Bucco, Moroccan Chicken and artichoke Tagine presented in fantasy mini cocottes, colorful Tagines clay pots and fancy bamboo Chinese steamers. To finish your meal and put a smile on your stomach, treat yourself to the original creation of the Tatin’s sisters: the legendary upside down 'Apple Tart Tatin'. Four months after a successful opening at Jungceylon Patong, Urban Food heads to Phuket Town to open their second branch at Central Festival. Urban Food is a friendly meeting point for everyone where any food lover will enjoy the culinary art of this Food Gallery. Open daily 10:00-23:00 | www.urbanfood.co.th

Open daily 17:30-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 289574 Centre of Nai Harn on the road to Rawai www.davinciphuket.com

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VSET

Urban Food

Central Festival Ground Floor Tel: +66 (0)76 307155 Jungceylon Sino Area Tel: +66 (0)76 366192

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Modern Western Cuisine

VSET is a "restaurant at its extraordinary best". VSET, pronounced "Vi-Sate", in Thai means "extraordinary". It is the first gastronomic restaurant along Chalong pier and has a naturallythatched roof, quaint interior decor and an open kitchen where you can see the Master Chef Ronnie Macuja and his talented team at work. Whether you prefer indoor or outdoor seating, this intimately proportioned establishment serves up delicious fare in a homey atmosphere. Multi-award winning chef Ronnie Macuja's creations combine well-known methods with a bit of local flare and creativity producing a stellar menu in the process. Notable dishes include: Phuket Lobster Salad with long green eggplants in crustacean dressing, Foie Gras Parfait, Cognac-flamed Lobster Bisque, Australian Lamb Cutlet, Red Snapper Steak with balsamic-roasted cherry tomato and Honey-glazed Pork Belly. These only touch the surface of the experience while a fine wine list can add the ideal twist and a tantalizing selection of desserts rounds off a full set of flavours. It is a restaurant centered on the palate, but it is how all its attributes fit together that make it a truly extraordinary place. Open daily 11:30-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)89 727 0067, +66 (0)76 381159 The pier of Chalong Bay (next to Kan Eang @pier) www.vsetrestaurant.com, info@vsetrestaurant.com

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Nikita’s

International

Southern Phuket's premier beach bar and restaurant, Nikita's at Rawai is one of the island's favourite beach-side restaurants. The absolute seafront, gardensala café-bar with fantastic views over the islands in Chalong Bay, a shady setting and deliciously cool sea breeze is unbeatable for relaxing away balmy afternoons and evenings. Time means nothing at Nikita's. Located on peaceful Rawai Beach, Nikita's well-trained team offers real Thai hospitality to guests – who sit happily, daydreaming for hours, observing life on the water and chatting with friends. The extensive menu of authentic Thai food, fresh seafood dishes and the now famous wood-fired pizzas, along with a selection of over 50 quality wines, cool cocktails, icy cold beers, English draught Cider, delicious fruit shakes, an excellent coffee menu and service with a smile – seems to be a winner with visitors as well as the many regular locals who make Nikita's a second home.

Kan Eang@pier

Kan Eang, meaning feel at ease, invites you to unwind with the soothing sounds of the waves, enjoy a stunning view of Chalong Bay and savour freshly caught seafood, local Thai delights and selected Japanese dishes. Kan Eang@pier is more than a restaurant, it is a destination. Originally called Kan Eang 1, the name was changed after renovations. Kan Eang 1 with more than 30 years of preparing great seafood dishes had long been a favourite among both locals and visitors from around the world Kan Eang@pier is no different and continues the tradition of satisfying any palate with their selected fresh seafood and local specialties. Kan Eang@pier has the flexibility to cater for everything from intimate dinners to special events and large banquets.

Dine or relax under the sala, at garden tables or outdoors by the sea. Great food, great music, great wine, great friends… Nikita’s.

This restaurant with its friendly and attentive staff and seaside tables and chairs in an idyllic setting offers a relaxing and pleasant dining experience day or night. Enjoy a panoramic view of the yacht harbour and close islands.

Open daily 09:00 until late | Tel: +66 (0)76 288703, +66 (0)081 091 5788

Open daily 10:30-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)83 173 1187, +66 (0)76 381212

Located on the water's edge on Rawai Beach Rd www.nikitas-phuket.com

Salvatore’s

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The pier of Chalong Bay www.kaneang-pier.com, kaneang-pier@hotmail.com

Italian

Looking for a break from the tourist spots on Phuket’s west coast? Follow the locals to Salvatore’s, a typical trattoria in Phuket Town. Awarded amongst Thailand’s best restaurants by Tatler’s guide for six consecutive years, Salvatore offers the most authentic Italian cuisine using the finest fresh ingredients – home made tagliatelle pasta with fresh crab meat and cream sauce, sea bass in salt crust or typical Sardinian style gnocchi served with fresh parmesan. Other specialities include local shellfish, mouth-watering ravioli and fettuccine. Start with the bruschetta, the traditional appetizer made of roasted bread, delicately skinned tomatoes and fresh herbs and beef carpaccio with olive oil. The food is prepared under the careful eye of the Sardinian executive chef and owner, Salvatore Cossu, a fixture on Phuket’s restaurant scene for his cooking skills and his friendliness. He personally shops for the vegetables and fish in local markets. Bread and pastas are home-made daily. Ask him about daily food specials as well as wine suggestions, he offers about 60 labels, including a selection from his native region. The real taste of an Italian home with the sound of the finest Italian music. Dinner 18:30-23:00, Lunch Wed-Fri 12-14:30 (Closed Mon) | Tel: +66 (0)76 225958 Near the circle and fresh market in Phuket Town www.salvatorestaurant.com

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RE KÁ TA Beachfront Restaurant

Contemperary

RE KÁ TA Beach Club at Boathouse is one of Phuket's great places to chill and relax either by the pool or on the beach. With a seating area set against the backdrop of the Andaman Sea and Kata Beach in addition to a swimming pool and modern and comfortable furniture to sink into, RE KÁ TA offers a cool and fresh ambience in which to chill and relax. Chef Bryan Burger's emphasis is on the use of natural and fresh ingredients to prepare dishes that are presented in a healthy and nutritious way in an artistically pleasing presentation. In the evening RE KÁ TA transforms with Kata's magical sunsets and cool sounds along with the delicious freshly home crafted cocktails and tapas, right on the beach. The beachfront restaurant offers modern innovative cuisine with a strong focus on seafood. Open Daily 11:00-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 330421

Boathouse Wine & Grill

French/Thai

A Phuket legend and culinary landmark on Kata Beach for over two decades, Boathouse is reopening after a complete make over and renovation. The aim was to maintain its original elegance and classic architecture yet introduce some distinctive contemporary design along with a chic style, and to create the ultimate in luxurious beachfront accommodation and dining. Maybe you are on a honeymoon, celebrating a special occasion or just want to have a romantic dinner. The Boathouse Wine & Grill with its award-winning wine cellar is just the right place for you. The restaurant continues to delight connoisseurs of fine dining. From delectable Thai dining to exquisite French cuisine, created by Executive Chef Jean-Noël Lumineau, Thailand’s only Maître Cuisinier de France. At the Boathouse Wine & Grill guests can enjoy leisurely lunches and fine dinner menus in a chic and modern beachfront setting. Open Daily 07:00-24:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 330015-702

Next to Boathouse, Kata Beach

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www.rekataphuket.com

182 Koketanode Rd, Kata Beach fb@boathousephuket.com, www.boathousephuket.com

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Cape Panwa Hotel, Phuket Welcomes Elite Models

Wine Tasting and Tapas at Brasserie

Cape Panwa Hotel, Phuket General Manager Philipp S. Frickhinger (middle), recently welcomed the 25 finalists of Elite Model Look Thailand 2012 Contest who participated in a training camp at the hotel, which included a swimsuit catwalk competition held on the hotel’s exclusive beach.

Sunday 30th September saw Brasserie owner Alain Tabruyn hosting wine tasting and tapas at his restaurant.

Executive Dinner Talk about Asean Economics Community On 29th September, Phuket Real Estate Association held an executive dinner talk about AEC by Khun Songkran Issara at Boat Lagoon Resort.

Z-Style Sold Out Success Party Tri Property celebrate the sold-out success of Zcape Condominium at the trendy Room Zociety, Central Festival Phuket on Wednesday, 10th October.

Chef’s Table Charity Dinner 2012 September 21st: The Centara Grand Beach Resort hosted a truly promising culinary experience called the “Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket Chef’s Table Charity Dinner 2012” at the Mare Restaurant. “The aim of our dinner is to raise funds for needy children in a primary school in Karon.

Quiksilver Open Phuket Thailand 2012 This event is the last stage of the International Asian Surfing Tournament spreading across 7 regional locations. Thai-Australian surfer, Annissa Flynn, 14 years old has a shot and wins at these awards in Women Division and Grom Division.

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Yxaiio Pheromones® Pre-launch Party Thailand Welcomes Yxaiio pheromones® - the aphrodisiac drink at an exclusive pre-launch party at Climax Poolside Dining & Music Lounge, Patong Beach.

"Charity Diva" Launch of 2013 Charity Calendars John Colson, Country Manager of Yxaiio Thailand (3rd from left) Xanny Disjad, VIP and Model (2nd from right).

“Charity Diva” launch party for the 2013 Charity Calendar by Ariz events at was held at O2 Beach Club, Chalong on October 6. This charity raises money to benefit Child - Watch.

Soft-Opening Party O2 Beach Club

Sansiri Support Phuket Vegetarian Festival

The soft opening of the O2 Beach Club was held in Chalong on Friday 28th September

Announcing these activities in a press conference at Jui Tui Shrine in Phuket Town, Khun Apichart was joined by Khun Jamroen Thipayapongtada, Vice Governor of Phuket Province, and Khun Theerawut Sritularak, President of the Jui Tui Shrine. Sansiri will support the Jui Tui Shrine, Kathu Shrine and Bang Naew Shrine during the festival.

Wine Tasting Event at Thanyapura’s Booster Bar Thanyapura and Italasia recently held a successful wine tasting event at Thanyapura’s Booster Bar. Winemaker representative Annie Lundin presented a wide variety of selections from Yering Station and Mount Langi Ghiran.

“SALA Sunset Poolside Cocktail Party” On Friday the 28th September Sala Phuket held an event called “SALA Sunset Poolside Cocktail Party” to take an opportunity to introduce some of their new Bangkok & Phuket Sales team.

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People Profile

Claude Sauter and Celine Masson Claude Sauter, General Manager of the Panwa Beach Resort Phuket, and Celine Masson, founder of Siam Indigo restaurant, are well known as one of Phuket’s most charismatic expat couples. Here, they reveal how their longing for an Asian adventure led them to Phuket, where they’ve lingered on for nearly two decades. Where are you from? Claude: Switzerland. Celine: France. When did you first come to Phuket? Claude: Celine and I have been together since meeting at a Swiss ski resort in 1990. We were living in Paris and we had the idea to move to Asia, so we started looking for work. I was hired as the F&B manager at the Cape Panwa Hotel and arrived on Phuket in January 1994; Celine came seven months later. Celine: Not long after I arrived, I met Khun Wallee Pachantabutr at the Cabana Resort (now the Impiana Phuket Cabana Resort & Spa) in Patong, who took me in and hired me to help with public relations. She’s a special woman in my life – I’ve learned a lot from her. We lived in Cape Panwa so it was challenging to drive to Patong in my small Nissan NV. I remember we put a sandbag in the back of it so I could make it up the hill. What convinced you to stay in Phuket? Can you tell us more about your life here? Claude: In 1998, we decided to return to Switzerland. I went to Lausanne and Celine was in Zurich. We survived for one winter. Then we went back to Phuket, just for a holiday. We’d lived in Phuket but had never been there on holiday before. It was then that we realized: Phuket is nice! We flew back at the end of November that year and both started working at the Cabana. But after five years of working at the same place we decided, never again! Later, I went to work at the Kamala Bay Terrace. Celine left the Cabana in August 2004, and that same year I moved back to the Cape Panwa Hotel. We seem to have chosen a fortuitous time to leave those jobs, since both the Kamala Bay Terrace and the Cabana were destroyed in the December 2004 tsunami. Celine: After I left the Cabana resort, Claude convinced me that it was time to do something on my own, and at the same time an architect friend of mine came to me to ask, “What about your dream?” After spending a year walking around Phuket Town looking for the perfect venue I finally found a shop along Phang Nga Road, which was at the time was a travel agency with cheap rooms for rent upstairs. I signed a contract and one week later I found out I was pregnant. After an extensive restoration, we opened Siam Indigo bar and restaurant in 2006. My daughter and my dream restaurant were welcomed into the world within weeks of one another. Tell us more about the Panwa Beach Resort & Siam Indigo. Celine: Siam Indigo serves Thai and fusion cuisine in an historic Phuket Town shophouse that’s been designed in a bright, contemporary style. The beautiful artwork of local artists hangs on the walls, which are always changing because our guests often buy them! We’ve just started a mingling night every Friday, when every dish and cocktail is 100 baht, and in high season we’ll have a resident DJ. Claude: The Panwa Beach Resort was a Novotel for 10 years, and now it’s under management by Marco Polo of Hong Kong. It’s currently being expanded and renovated into a more “active” resort with 200 rooms, a spa, conference facilities, a gym and a kids’ club. We expect the renovation to be complete by March 2013.

Where do your kids go to school? Our daughter and son, aged three, are at Headstart International Phuket. We’re very happy with this school. It’s run with a lot of heart and soul. Whereabouts do you live in Phuket? We live in a condominium in Cape Panwa. It’s easy for both of us to get to work from here and we love living in Cape Panwa. Where are your favourite places to go in Phuket? We like to spend time with our family and meet with good friends. In the low season, it’s brunches. In high season, it’s beaches. Are you involved in any local charities, clubs or associations? Claude: I’m the current president of the Phuket and South Thailand chapter of Skål International, the biggest tourism association in the world with 20,000 members. In Phuket there are about 60 members. It set up a fund to help about 20 children in Khao Lak and Rawai who were affected by the tsunami, and we continue to give donations of about 8,000 baht per child per year. We’re also doing programmes together with the Phuket Has Been Good to Us foundation and we hope to initiate more partnerships with other associations in Phuket to help society and the environment. What do you like most about living in Phuket? The quality of life. Living on an island is quite nice. We’ve considered moving to other places like Bali, but when we started looking at houses, schools, etc, we realised that back in Phuket we’re spoiled. Switzerland is well organised, and Phuket is a mess by comparison. But if we moved to Switzerland then we’d be back in a rigid system. Anyway, it’s not the place that makes you happy, it’s what you do. For our personal and professional life Phuket has a good balance. What's the most difficult thing about living here? We have no regrets about living here. Some people complain that there’s a lack of culture in Phuket but it’s not true. Sometimes, however, it’s not so accessible. You might find out about an event three days after it happened. Some expats find living abroad to be a strain on their family life. What’s your secret to having a successful marriage in Phuket? Celine: We’re not perfect but at least we talk, and we listen. We give each other our freedom but we’ve also told each other, “I can be anywhere as long as it’s with you.” Claude: Maybe it’s love.

For further information about Panwa Beach Resort Tel: +66 (0)76 393300-9 Website: www.marcopolohotels.com Siam Indigo Restaurant Tel: +66 (0)76 256697 Website: www.siamindigo.com

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Open Daily 11:00 - 22:00 hrs. Tel: +66 (0)76 600108 Jungceylon 2nd Floor, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Email: ejshin2000@hanmail.net Website: www.phukethairstudio9.com

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Our hair stylists have more than 10 years of experience and specialize in hair extension, cuts, style, and colour for women, men and children. At Hair Studio9 we offer the very best colour available in the industry. Our approach reflects the latest in great looks, and fashion from around the world. Our colour lines are manufactured by experts in the field of professional brands: Paul Mitchell, Loreal, Wella, Schwarzkopf, Kudus.

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Rat-U-Thit Rd

Soi Bangla Patong Beach Rd

PATONG BEACH

Location

Banzan Market Soi Banzan

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Open daily 9:00 – 20:00 hrs. Tel: +66 (0)76 271233 10/2 Srisoonthorn Rd., Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83100 Website: www.lemongrasshouse.com

Spa

Lemongrass House To visit this home of award-winning spa oils, creams, soaps and so many other exquisite products is a delight. The aromas are enchanting. At Lemongrass, you can enjoy a spa treatment to sample and choose from their huge range, then take home your choice to enjoy at your leisure. They even have a great range of kid’s spa products.

Bobby Duchowny studied aromatherapy – a healing art that promotes massage, when combined with specific herb and spice oils, as a method to reduce stress, boost energy and heal certain physical ailments – at the American Aromatherapy Association. Some years ago while on holiday in Thailand, he visited an organic farm in Petchaboon province and became interested in the natural healing properties of Thai herbs and spices. “I was particularly attracted to lemon grass as it was used in many popular Thai foods, as a medicine for stomach disorders and even as a repellent for mosquitoes,” he recalls. Bobby used lemon grass as his signature herb to create a line of essential oils, face and body creams, shower gels and bath crystals, which he and his wife Palita sold at Bangkok’s world-famous Weekend Market. What started, several years ago, as a modest enterprise has blossomed into a successful operation offering over 90 oils and a wide range of body care products through many outlets, as well as supplying many of Thailand’s top resorts and spas with aromatherapy oils. “Our advantage is that we produce the freshest spa products and our stock is never kept longer than three months; using fresh spa products can be likened to eating fresh food rather than processed food.”

Based on his years of experiences at some of the top spas in Southeast Asia, Bobby has developed a full line of healthy skin care products. For example, his hydrating face and body creams have 25 per cent aloe vera, white orchid and cucumber extracts. And he’s developed a revitalizing mineral muscle soak made from Andaman Sea salt crystals, blended with white orchid and chamomile extracts, to help draw out impurities and soothe and revive tense muscles. “People are sensitive to different scents at different times of day. It’s a good idea to get a variety of essential oils and experiment with what smells and feels good to you,” he says. “Our aromatherapy massage and body oils can be either uplifting or calming to the spirit. They’re carefully balanced handblended oils created by adding pure essential oils to nourishing, vitamin E enriched, sweet almond and jojoba base oils. Lemongrass has won many awards, including Condé Nast Hot List 2007, and has been featured in several top magazines, including Time Magazine’s “Best of Asia”. According to Time, “If you want to smell like no one else, try mixing a selection from the more than 90 natural scents at Lemongrass House.” Lemongrass House is located in Cherngtalay, Surin Beach and Chalong, where you can buy their full range of spa products at modest prices, making perfect gifts for friends and family who can enjoy the aromatic scents of Asia in the privacy of their homes – no matter where in the world they live. Location To Laguna Hotels SURIN BEACH

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Open Daily 10:00 – 22:00 hrs Tel: +66 (0)76 337777 Website www.oasisspa.net Email: cs@oasisspa.net

Spa

Oasis Spa Where would you be if ... “You were on a lush tropical isle on the Andaman Sea being pampered with the most incredible spa treatments available anywhere?

Thailand Tourism Awards, Excellent Day Spa 2008, 2010

Oasis Spas in Phuket Thailand

Oasis Sky Breeze Spa, Kata

Find out for yourself why Oasis Spas has received the coveted “Tourism Award of Excellence Day Spa” multiple times along with many other prestigious awards at any of three Phuket locations.

With breathtaking views that include the Andaman Ocean and Phuket’s big marble Buddha, this spa truly affords a ‘mountaintop experience.’ Leave the hustle and bustle of modern life behind and reconnect with the beauty of the earth, hear the message on its gentle breezes, and restore harmony within. Consisting of six individual treatment rooms, an outdoor rooftop swimming pool and herbal steam room, this day spa has a capacity for 12 clients. You too, can be one of the fortunate few. Address: 26 Soi Plukjae, Kata, Phuket

Take an interlude from the beach to discover Oasis Spas with their distinctive Lanna identity. Famous for combining ancient Thai therapy with the latest discoveries in beauty and wellness, you will love the extreme relaxation and rejuvenation … refreshing and revitalization …re-centering and renewal.

Enjoy this special offer Buy 1 Get 1 FREE on the following spa packages at every Oasis Spa location Queen of Oasis Signature Massage 2 hr 3,900++ THB This two-hour massage combines the best of Eastern and Western therapies to promote a woman’s health and sense of well-being. The ancient oriental massage integrated into this therapy concentrates on the Meridian Lines to detoxify, improve organ function and promote self-healing. The Swedish, Hot Stone and Aromatherapy massage further restores and enhances vitality. It realigns a woman’s life-energy, improves digestion and promotes inner harmony. Oasis Royal Thai Spa, Kamala Nestled among perfect sunsets, an unspoiled tropical beach, and cascading mountains lies a modern and beautifully appointed day spa housed in a traditional Thai-style structure. Stepping through the door is like going back hundreds of years to a more gracious time and place. You will be pampered to in one of the eight elegant treatment rooms equipped with its own Jacuzzi, herbal steam room, and shower for maximum capacity of 12 clients. Set the date, a majestic experience awaits. Address: 128 Moo3 Kamala Rimhad Road, Kamala, Phuket

Oasis Summer Day 3 hr 4,900++ THB Healthy summer skin begin with your choice of Aloe Vera Mint Body Scrub or Aloe Vera Lavender Body Wrap … then indulge yourself in a cool and refreshing Body Massage and finish with a Biodroga ® After Sun Facial Treatment. Seaside Sensation 5 hr 7,500++ THB This is the succession of our most popular treatment: a Thai Herbal Steam followed by a Cool Pool Dip then Aloe Vera Mint Body Scrub and Aloe Vera & Lavender Body Wrap and to complete the pampering a two hour King of Oasis Signature Massage and Biodroga® Detoxifying Facial, Simply Fantastic! *This offer is available at The Oasis Spa’s in Phuket from now until 31 December 2012 only.

Oasis Secret Garden Spa, Laguna

Oasis Secret Garden Spa

To Karon

KAMALA BEACH

Patak Rd

LAGUNA

Kata Rd

Big Budha

Oasis Royal To Surin Thai Spa

To Chalong

Srisoontorn Rd

To Kamala

To Kata Noi

To Patong

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Patak Rd

Oasis Sky Breeze Spa

Entrance of Laguna

Soi PlukJae

BANGTAO BEACH

Location To Layan

KATA BEACH

Nestled in the lagoon of a tropical paradise there is a hidden sanctuary devoted to your relaxation, peace, and the rejuvenation of body, spirit, and soul. Each of the five individual treatment villas and private outdoor showers overlook the tranquil waters of an inland lake. Find your way to us on Lagoon Road, Cherngtalay, near the entrance to Laguna Resort and discover a secret garden. Include private villas for a capacity of 10 clients complete with garden hydrotherapy pool and Thai herbal steam room. This is your invite to a garden of delight. Address: 47 Moo 1 Lagoon Road, Laguna Hotels Entrance, Chengtalay, Phuket

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Open daily 9:00 – 22:00 hrs. Tel: +66 (0)76 236663, +66 (0)76 236056 367/63-64 Yaowaraj Rd., Muang, Phuket 83100 Email: info@theroyalspa.com Website: www.theroyalspa.com

Spa

The Royal Spa To experience The Royal Spa is to feel the true beauty of nature and reflect on the power of body, mind and spiritual connections.

The Royal Spa and Health Club In the heart of bustling Phuket Town lies a quiet haven of heavenly peace. With the continuous sounds of water, trickling, bubbling and steaming, and with the sweet fruity scents that fill the air, the being is enticed into a flowing stillness of body and mind. The Royal Spa and Health Club is a popular tropical day spa with both locals and visitors alike, which is managed by the Royal Spa Development and Management Company. With an excellent reputation in the spa development industry through its experience and attention to detail, the Royal Spa and Health Club offers a distinctly personal experience. Of the signature treatments, the Royal Stone Therapy is one that is particularly interesting. The Hot Stone massage technique, founded 5000 years ago, uses black volcanic stones, which are heated and placed on the body, producing a profound effect, stilling the mind and easing the body. Unlike many of the high-end spa complexes on the island, which market themselves exclusively to tourists, the reasonable prices and relaxed but professional staff at the Royal Spa, means that many local Thais, as well as tourists, are beginning to use the spa. This has helped to erase the often stiff, and over-formal atmosphere at many of Phuket’s spa resorts, giving the Royal Spa an ambience of authentic relaxation and pleasure. All the therapists working at the Royal Spa have been trained at the in-house 'Phuket Spa Academy', established in 2004, to provide a comprehensive spa training course. The curriculum and assessments provide a measurement of therapist expertise and knowledge within the Thai spa industry. Since then, the Royal Spa Development and Management Company have provided comprehensive and professional spa management, and development programs, for spa retreats throughout Thailand. Their aim is to provide a standard of service and expertise throughout the Thai spa industry, to ensure a high quality of service and standard of treatment, throughout Thailand. It truly offers the ‘one stop services for Thai spa business’ and a quality of relaxed professionalism, rarely found in luxury spa resorts. Right now The Royal Spa have 12 branches that are managed in resorts in Patong, Kata, Karon, Panwa, Ao Chalong and Phuket Town and you are welcome to experience our spas with us anytime. As a special for our 8th year anniversary, we offer 'BUY ONE GET ONE FREE' value.

Some treatments & packages at The Royal Spa

Prices range from 1,200 to 6,500 Baht The Royal Ayurvedic Massage

90 min

Ayurvedic Massage or Abhyanga is a full body massge with medicated oils to balance specific conditions. Hot Stone Massage

90 min

Hot Stone Massage is a specialty massage that uses black volcanic heated stones to make you feel deeply relaxed, allowing you to let go of all the stress that is held within your body. The Royal Signature package

4 hrs

The Royal Honey Body Treatment (scrub and wrap) The Royal Experience Massage The Royal Facial Milky Bath

BUY 1 GET 1 FREE AT EVERY BRANCH This Privilege applies to the 14 following locations: Phuket The Royal Spa & Health Club The Royal Spa Ao Chalong Villa Resort & Spa The Royal Spa Best Western Phuket Ocean Resort The Royal Spa Ramada Resort The Royal Spa The Village Resort & Spa The Royal Spa Sugar Palm Resort & Spa The Royal Spa @ Malisa Villa Suites The Royal Spa The Beach Boutique House The Royal Spa Absolute Patong Ville Resort The Royal Spa At Panta

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Phang Nga The Royal Spa Borsaen Villa & Spa The Royal Spa Haadson Resort

+66 (0)76 418888 +66 (0)76 593510

Pattaya Avarin Spa Managed by The Royal Spa

+66 (0)38 256555

Trad The Royal Spa Koh Chang Kacha Resort & Spa

+66 (0)39 551223

Location

SAM KONG

Bypass Rd.

To Kathu Bangkok Phuket Hospital

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Vachira Hospital

KHAO RANG

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Open daily 10:00 – 22:00 hrs. Tel: +66 (0)76 263222, +66 (0)76 264533 5/10 Chaofa-West Rd., Thumbon Vichit, Muang, Phuket, Phuket 83100 Email: sukko@sukkospa.com Website: www.sukkospa.com

Spa

Sukko Cultural Spa Sukko means "Beyond Happiness". My first feeling when I stepped through the impressive gates of the Sukko spa was, "I’m in paradise". The Sukko staff are dressed beautifully in traditional Thai style and the spa design, influenced by the ancient Siamesee capital, creates a haven of calm yet regal serenity. I felt I had left all my troubles behind.

Chilled out by the soothing background music, my mind was filled with a peaceful wellbeing as I enjoyed the warm traditional welcome (again from Sukko culture) of the ‘Flower Floating Ritual’ – similar to ‘Loy Kratong’, where the idea is to float away past stresses and wish for luck and joy from that moment on. A variety of 40 spa treatments – prepared by Sukko's certified Thai Herbalist and based on ancient Thai medical theory – is offered at Sukko, in packages lasting from 2 hours to 4 hours. Each package has a specific purpose and can be selected to suit your lifestyle or the way you feel on the day. These herbal recipes and procedures have been handed down through generations and are totally free of petrochemicals, synthetic perfumes or colouring. Some of the herbs and spices are grown in Sukko’s own herb garden and picked just for your treatment, ensuring they are as fresh as can be. I was pampered with the “Be Balanced” package; a 3 hour experience that left me feeling relaxed and refreshed. This three-treatment combination began with 30 minutes in the steam room and the Jacuzzi, followed by a Thai Turmeric Body Scrub designed to soften your skin and awaken your senses. The scrub was followed by Sukko Special Body Massage, performed by hands, using finger pressure on energy points and smooth strokes along energy lines. During the movements of the massage, the molecules of essential oils in Sukko elegant aromatic massage oils are absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream to benefit the nervous system and other parts of the body. “Is this pressure okay?

“The Best Spa In Southeast Asia”

Too strong? How are you feeling?” my therapist asked me from time to time. “Mmm…perfect…” were the only responses that seemed to suit how I felt. Sukko Spa’s restaurant, Suk Savoey Spa Cuisine, presents a unique concept: "Menu by Blood Types" and "Menu by Element". For those who want to exercise, the Suk Sanan Club provides a myriad of fitness opportunities, including ‘Rue Sri Dat Ton’ (the hermit self stretching), a traditional Thai exercise or, for something more strenuous, try ‘Thai Martial Arts’, a traditional and effective art of self-defense.

Signature Treatment at Sukko Spa Sukko Synergy Body Massage

120 min 3,100++ THB

is performed by hands, using finger pressure on energy points and smooth strokes along energy lines. During the movements of the massage, the moleclues of essential oils in Sukko elegant aromatic massage oils will be absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream to benefit the nervous system and other parts of the body while vitamins and minerals – rich silky base oils nourish – the skin. Weak points in the body are retreated, headaches and muscular tension are reduced, skin conditions are improved and concentration and energy levels are increased. All body, mind and spirit are brought to the balance and in harmony. www.facebook.com/sukkospa Special Promotion Free Upgrade to “Jantra Exclusive Spa Villa” Valid from now until 30 November 2012 For more details please feel free to visit www.sukkospa.com

Sukko Spa, one of Phuket’s most luxurious spas, is located on Chaofa Road just 30 minutes from Phuket International Airport, 10 minutes from Phuket Town, 30 minutes from Kata or Karon Beach and 20 minutes from Patong Beach. It is creatively designed in a contemporary Thai style, set amongst 15 rai (6 acres) of luxuriously landscaped tropical forest.

Kwang Rd.

Location To Phuket Town

To Airport Big-C

Central Festival

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Island Furniture & The Courtyard

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Open daily 10am – 8pm 182 Koktanode Road (Next to Boathouse) Kata, Phuket 83100 Tel: +66 (0)76 330421 Email: info@rekataphuket.com Website: www.rekataphuket.com

Arrive in style to the scent and touch of tropical flowers and polished wooden floors with our modern, contemporary take on Thai/Ayurvedic massage, aromatherapy & beauty treatments. Try the His & Her Decleor Facial or for a more committed workout our 90-minute ‘The Beet down’. Or simply indulge in our simply heavenly 4 hands massage conducted in harmony by two therapists. Remove the knot in the shoulders and the weight of routine pressures and replace them with a life of energy and new resolution. Hang up your suits, shirts and button downs, throw on a comfortable pair of slippers and towel and embrace the RE KÁ TA Spa Lifestyle.

Treatment

Get 20% off all treatment from 10am – 2pm

RE KÁ TA Spa Four Hands Senses Massage The Beet Down

60 min 3,300 THB 90 minutes 2,300 THB

RE KÁ T Aroma

30 min 1,300 THB / 60 min 1,900 THB

Thai Top 2 Toe

60 min 1,700 THB / 90 min 2,100 THB

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Property Show Offers a Taste of Luxury This Christmas a brand new attraction is coming to Phuket, the SMART Property and Lifestyle Expo will take place from December 27 – 30, 2012 at the Royal Phuket Marina. This is the first time such an event is being held in Phuket, and it is being billed as Phuket’s biggest extravaganza for accessible luxury experience where visitors are invited to see, feel and taste – the luxury life. The Phuket expo brings the best in international property and a range of exciting “lifestyle” activities that epitomize luxury aspiration. It’s the perfect event to gain realisation luxury living is and can be within easy reach. According to the organizer, Hoi Cheung, Director, 3C Ltd, “In recent years Phuket has become known as the playground of the world’s rich and famous, attracting pop stars, celebrities, supermodels and multi-millionaires. We have a fantastic venue in the Royal Phuket Marina, and what we are trying to achieve is to provide a taste of the luxury lifestyle experience to our international visitors and clients.” During the 4-days expo, visitors will see the best of luxury international properties on offer. Thrill seekers will have the opportunity to test drive a supercar, take to the air for an exhilarating helicopter ride on the Robinson 44 Raven II or cruise on marquee yachts such as the Emily Rose an 80 foot luxury Sunbird yacht. Adding to the exciting mix of supercars will be the latest Lamborghini and Lotus by Niche Cars, the sole authorised dealer for Thailand. The unforgettable experience at the 5-star luxury marina will be further enhanced by tasting of gastronomic delights such as the highest quality beer, caviar and fine wines. All sample produces have glorious histories that will be shared by consummate representatives. For entertainment, live fashion show is being planned along with various glamorous cocktail parties. Not only are there plenty to do and see the SMART Expo is also a family oriented event. Parents looking forward to enjoy the finer things in life on offer yet are looking for something for the entire family can bring along their kids. The British International School, Phuket will host a special Kids Activities Area within the expo where kids can fully immerse themselves in creative play. The growing ubiquitous popularity of Phuket and its close proximity to Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, China, India and Russia presents a huge opportunity for a show like the SMART Property and Lifestyle Expo to tap into the region’s wealthiest in a very sublime and relaxing setting. With more than 20 local and regional media and strategic partners, the SMART Property & Lifestyle Expo is being extensively marketed to the region’s affluent and aims to deliver a boost to Phuket’ tourism and inbound private investments.

According to long time Phuket resident and lawyer, Desmond Hughes, "We are delighted to participate at the SMART expo in Phuket, I have personally participated at these shows for many years across Asia, and they remain one of the best places for investors to learn how to buy international real estate, with great educational seminars and an opportunity to speak to developers directly." Hughes is just one of the many property and investment experts speaking at the SMART Expo’s free educational seminars. Phuket offers participating property developers a unique regional opportunity. As one of the world's most famous dream destinations Phuket attracts over 4.2 million visitors per year. As a regional magnet for the rich and famous, this small idyllic island is now increasingly attracting high-net-worth individuals from the Middle East, up 63.2% from a year earlier, Asia (up 41%) and Russia (up 14.5%); and according to a survey by Ctrip.com, China’s leading online booking agency, Phuket is the top overseas destination for Chinese travelers. Many are drawn by the luxury lifestyle with world-class private golf courses, ultra villas, private yachts and berths. With more than 200 direct international flights weekly into Phuket, the island’s convenience and attractions provide massive appeal for the region’s well offs looking for an easily accessible playground and a yacht base to other destinations. For those foresighted luxury property developers there is an absolute consensus that the SMART Property and Lifestyle Expo has the magnetic pull to attract both local and overseas suave investors making it a huge cost-effective platform to reach regional investors in one location. Participating developers include the listed Amari Estates Thailand, Sumitomo Realty and Development, United Developers Corp, Prodigy-One, Krabi Boat Lagoon, Phuket Boat Lagoon, Pro Living, Kata Rocks, and many more. To find out more about all the activities and for reservations please visit www. smartexpos.com. The expo is free to attend. Established since 2004, the SMART Expo brand is one of Asia’s leading events of its kind and is held regularly in Singapore and Hong Kong.

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Cleaning Service Fresh, clean surroundings and a healthy working environment are not only prerequisites for a functional environment, but also the basis for well-being and employee productivity. ISS has set new standards within cleaning services by offering efficient and flexible cleaning solutions. All of our solutions are based on each individual customer’s needs and wishes. We are constantly developing new methods, tools and materials, which help improve the cleaning as well as the working conditions of our employees while minimizing any negative effects on the environment.

Our skilled and motivated employees are an essential part of our success, because it is our employees’ attitude, service-level and efforts that ensure living up to our customers’ expectations. Therefore we put a lot of effort into recruitment, employee development and people management. Only by offering attractive working conditions we can hire the qualified people we need to deliver high quality service to our customers. With outset in our customer’s needs we provide a customized cleaning solution where scope, level and the combination of services are carefully adjusted to each customer. Ongoing quality control ensures that we constantly live up to the expectations.

Daily Office Cleaning • Permanently employed full-time staff • Employees trained in cleaning methods, and customer service

Specialized / Periodical Cleaning • Specialized cleaning solutions for clean rooms, hospitals, health care and food processing areas, etc. • Interior & Exterior window cleaning, polishing and maintenance

Dust Control • Entrance mats and carpets • Mat service and cleaning • Customized mats

Washroom Services • Dispensers and washroom articles • Supply, installation, maintenance and service of washroom environments

ISS Facility Services Co., Ltd. 117/9 M.5 T. Ratsada, A. Muang, Phuket 83000 Tel: +66 (0)76 610315-6 Fax: +66 (0)76 610314 Mobile: +66 (0)81 958 6879 E-mail: scott.d@th.issworld.com Website: www.th.issworld.com 68 E2

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hosen to host Phuket Raceweek because of an established international reputation for unsurpassed service to the most discerning holidaymakers, including foreign dignitaries and Hollywood stars as well as its ideal location that allows the Regatta to continue to race in the same waters around Chalong Bay, Cape Panwa Hotel features an exclusive palm-fringed beach and first class facilities in a distinguished, old-world ambiance. Dining at Cape Panwa offers a gastronomical experience, no matter what your preference is. The world-famous Panwa House, a beautiful SinoPortuguese mansion on the beach, serves exquisite Thai cuisine. Top of the Reef offers a continental fine-dining experience, while the Café Andaman serves Thai and international fare in a casual atmosphere. Located just an hour from the airport and 15 minutes from Phuket Town, Cape Panwa Hotel is nestled in a quiet corner of southeast Phuket on the hillside of an old coconut plantation with sweeping vistas of the Andaman Sea. It offers a selection of elegant, sea-facing suites and pool villas equipped with all the comforts of modern day living, such as large balconies, WiFi connections, iPod docks and DVD players. While the Panwa Lodge features three-bedroom, colonial style luxury steps away from the beach. To relax and unwind, the hotel offers free WiFi access in public areas, two swimming pools, a games room, a fitness centre with a sauna and massage room plus water sports, free scuba lessons, speed boat and yacht charter and cruises to nearby Coral Island. For an extra dose of pampering, guests can visit the exclusive Cape Spa, renowned for its exotic treatments.

For an evening drink in a refined ambience, visit the piano and lounge bar, Otter’s Bar. For something more relaxed, drop by The Lighthouse, a unique nautical pub with live music. For refreshing drinks and snacks during the day head to the beachside Bamboo Bar. For all your other needs the Cape Panwa Hotel team is at your beck and call. Cape Panwa Hotel is part of Kasemkij Hotels’ prestigious Cape Hotel Collection. www.capecollection.com

For more information contact 27, 27/2 Moo 8, Sakdidej Rd., Cape Panwa, Phuket 83000 Tel: +66 (0)76 391123-5 Fax: +66 (0)76 391177 Email: reservations@capepanwa.com facebook.com/capepanwa www.capepanwa.com

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PROPERTY

THE CHARM RESIDENCE

CHOICE

Location

Space

The Charm Residence is the closest condominium to the beach in Patong, Phuket's best-known beach, making the resort special. Patong Beach has virtually no other developments that are within 50 meters to the beach and are available for outright ownership, making this a unique opportunity for investors. The location will not only strengthen the ability to rent the units once completed, but will also strengthen the potential for capital growth as there are few locations that are as close to the beach as this project. Since the project is located at the northern end of Patong Beach it is only minutes away from the entertainment/shopping/restaurant district, which make up the heart of Patong, but is still at the quiet end of the beach with less noise and less traffic.

The common areas of the development such as the infinity rooftop pool and sun deck add value to the properties within the project. High quality finishing of the common areas and resort amenities plus the interiors of the units makes this a high quality development.

The development is easily accessed off of the main "beach road" (Thaveewong Road).

Specification The Charm Residence offers 3 main styles of units: pool access unit, standard unit and duplex unit. The individual units have large beds and wardrobes, pantry and dining facilities, spacious bathrooms with bathtubs and showers, a lounge area with a couch and entertainment center with writing desk. The furnishings have been carefully selected to ensure ease of maintenance and longevity.

The location is ideal for families, retirees and couples alike.

Price Range Prices start from 5.9 million baht to 16.8 million baht.

Concept The Charm Residence is seen by its attention to detail in the design components of the resort, including the tropical architecture and the contemporary interior decor. The Interior decor has Asian influences mixed with contemporary design elements, which are both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Contacts 200/24 Patong Beach Front Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket Thailand 83150 Tel: +66 (0)76 344499 Fax: +66 (0)76 344944 Email: info@thecharmphuket.com 63 Website: www.thecharmphuket.com B5

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PROPERTY

VISTA DEL MAR

CHOICE Sh

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Location Vista del Mar development offers a unique lifestyle and investment opportunity in a truly stunning location – in Naithon, one of the best and unspoiled beaches of Phuket, on Naithon’s ‘Golden Mile’, neighbouring several multimillion-dollar developments. Vista del Mar pool villas are carefully nestled on the hilly slope overlooking Naithon between 30 - 70 metres above sea level offering superb sea and sunset views from each villa, just 600 metres from the sea and only 15 minutes from Phuket airport via a scenic hillside road.

The lower floor of the villa is perfect for hosting guests with a separate living/ home theatre area and three bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom and large private terrace.

Design and Construction The villas are delivered on a turn-key basis, with stylish contemporary interior decor, air-conditioning, European style sanitary ware, state-of-the-art kitchen appliances, built-in furniture and landscaping.

Price Range

Vista del Mar offers a rare opportunity of creating a personalized design of your own dream home.

Vista del Mar is the only new sea view villa development in this price range, from 35 million baht, in the luxury property sector on Phuket West coast.

About the Developer

Concept The stylish contemporary design of Vista del Mar was inspired by the great American architect Frank Lloyd Right and his iconic ‘Fallingwater House’. Villas completely open out to a stunning sea and sunset view, and the lush hills behind the villas offer a cooling shade and a shelter…

Space Vista Del Mar villas are 400 to 700 sqm over two levels. An alluring Feng Shui entrance with waterfalls leads from a covered car park directly to the upper (main) level of your villa. Here you find 12x4 metres private infinity swimming pool, spacious master bedroom, open space kitchen, dining and living areas, all with a fabulous sea view.

Vista del Mar has harnessed the talents of its truly international development team with more than 20 years of extensive international experience, ranging from housing projects in Canada, Switzerland and Finland to resorts in South East Asia to very successful chic developments here in Phuket.

Management Villa owners will enjoy full management and rental services, security (24/7), satellite TV and broadband Internet, a children’s playground and Vista del Mar Beach Club with a restaurant right on Naithon Beach.

Contacts Vista del Mar Phuket 7 Naithon-Sakhu Road, Naithon Beach, Thalang, Phuket Tel: +66 (0)84 840 7624 Fax: +66 (0)76 273051 Email: sales@vistadelmarphuket.com Website: www.vistadelmarphuket.com

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PROPERTY

WINGS

CHOICE

Location

About the Developer

Located in quiet, natural surroundings in an historical area of Phuket near Layan and Bangtao beaches, the 38 secluded single-story private homes are akin to a collection of artworks – lovingly designed to offer a sanctuary of peace and inspiration.

The Attitude Club was found from a small architect design and real estate management company in 1999 named "Roof Co., Ltd." The founder's aspiration is to improve the quality of architect design and management in Phuket to be as much proper standard as in Bangkok.

Price Range

Then, we have opportunity to expand our business into various styles of villa and condo development under brand of Twovillas Group which are Oriental Style / Onyx Style / Oxygen Style / Wings and another businesses grow up to serve our customer solution which are Villa management, furniture distribution and design, hotel and hostel.

Starting price from 5.5 million baht.

Concept Wings is a creative boutique collection of one and two bedroom pool villas especially suited to trendy singles and couples wanting a private, modern abode.

At present The Attitude Club operates 7 businesses as following;

Space

1. Roof Design & Management 2. Saiyuan Estate 3. Wings 4. No.12 5. Two Villas Holiday 6. Foto Hotel 7. Blu Monkey Hostel

The homes each cover 216 square metres (sqm) with at least half of the area dedicated to outdoor living, including a 23.48 sqm roof terrace – large enough to easily accommodate a big table with a sun umbrella and deck chairs. The covered parking area for Wings residents provides enough shaded space for one car per unit and is set away from the homes to minimize disturbances. Residents then walk down a pathway to their private villa entrances. Privacy is complete once inside each compact Wings compound, where the elongated 17.6m x 8m arrangement offers a very spacious and functional living environment; separating the living area, bedroom and bathroom, but keeping them well lit with natural light.

Management The villa rental and management is professionally-run by The Two Villas Holiday management team, ensuring home owners and visitors consistently receive high standards of service.

The bathroom’s skylight is a novel yet practical feature, which keeps the space well lit with sunlight. Set in the garden surrounded by a high wall, the 15 sqm swimming pool can be directly accessed from the living area, through full-length sliding glass doors.

Contacts Place & Space Co., Ltd. 68/2 Moo 4, Thepkrasattri, Thalang, Phuket 83110 Tel: +66 (0)83 595 5255, +66(0)81 970 0742 Fax: +66(0)76 610 233 Email: wings@twovillas.com Website: www.twovillas.com facebook.com/wingsphuket

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PROPERTY

THE EVA BY EVA GROUP

CHOICE

Location Set only 100 metres from the beach front, all units offer uninterrupted sea and island views of the south east coast of Phuket. Set in a tropical landscape, the project is very close to various restaurants, shopping malls, daily fresh seafood market, international schools and one of the best beaches of the island, Nai Harn Beach. The project is located within walking distance to beach front resorts. Easy access to nearby islands with a wide choice of white sandy beaches and Chalong pier.

Price Range 16 sea view houses in a secure estate. Only 3 houses are available with 3 and 4 bedrooms on a 600 sqm built-up area and living area of 357 sqm. Prices range from 20.4 up to 22.4 million Baht.

Specification 3 levels with panoramic sea view roof top, built in Sala, BBQ area, jacuzzi, and the option to install an elevator. The developer has put a lot attention on quality building and finishes. All materials are long lasting and low maintenance cost. The project has been created to be environmentally friendly and gives a lot of possibilities for outdoor activities.

Design & Construction Phase 1: Completed and sold out. Show unit is available for inspection. Phase 2: Under construction, completion scheduled in Nov, 2012. 30 years construction guarantee.

Contacts Sales Office Soi Friendship, Rawai Tel: +66 (0)89 588 1919, +66 (0)88 756 0382 Email: sales@thai-evagroup.com Website: www.thai-evagroup.com

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Design & Construction

Set on the beach front, all units offer uninterrupted sea and island views of the south east coast of Phuket. Villas are surrounded by lush landscaping and natural rocks to the rear. Enjoy only the sound of the sea and a calming breeze from all floors. It is a short distance to various restaurants, shopping malls, daily fresh seafood market, international schools and one of the best beaches of the island, Nai Harn Beach. The project is centrally located between two 5-star resorts, Evason Phuket and Vijitt. Easy access to the near by islands with wide choice of white sandy beaches and Chalong pier.

Phase 1. All beach front villas are under construction. Villas delivered by July 2012 are available. Show unit is available for inspection. Phase 2, sea view villas, construction started October 2011. 30 years construction guarantee.

Price Range This 22 villas beach front development offers three design types with 3 - 4 bedrooms. The villas cover 485 sqm - 596 sqm of built up area and 310 - 385 sqm of living space. Prices range from 32.6 up to 46.7 million Baht.

Specification The developer has put a lot attention on quality building and finishes. All materials are long lasting and low maintenance cost. Teak wood, natural rock, Italian marble, imported Belgium windows and doors, German sanitary items, smart electric control, special Japanese sand spray paint, video call system are standard. The project was created to be environmentally friendly and gives a lot of possibilities for outdoor activities.

Contacts Sales Office Soi Friendship, Rawai Tel: +66 (0)89 588 1919, +66 (0)88 756 0382 Email: sales@thai-evagroup.com Website: www.thai-evagroup.com

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Location Kata Rocks is located right on the oceanfront of Phuket’s favoured west coast, giving the site stunning, uninterrupted sunset views of the Andaman Sea and picturesque Ko Phu island. The development lies between Phuket’s two best beaches and is a 2-minute walk from one of the finest restaurants on the island.

Price Range 34 Sky Villas ranging from 1 to 4 bedrooms. All have their own infinity swimming pools and completely uninterrupted sunset views. Prices start from 32 million Baht.

Concept Kata Rocks is being developed to the highest standards, incorporating the highest levels of luxury, as a private estate with its own oceanfront residential Club House. Our award-winning Sky Villas are a cross between a villa and an apartment. Much larger than most apartments, all feature their own swimming pools and there is a maximum of three units on each block giving the very intimate feel of a villa. The oceanfront Club House will have its own large swimming pool, a bistro and sunset bar. There will also be a luxury spa and gym along with a quiet reading lounge and business center.

and offer the name Kata Rocks. This also provides a fantastic private lounging area right on the sea to compliment the spacious Club House pool, bistro and sunset bar.

About The Developer The developer behind Kata Rocks is Richard Pope, who for over 20 years has specialized in developing and managing high-end residential projects in London. In 2010, the Kata Rocks Club Penthouse was named “Best Apartment in the World” by the International Property Awards, and in 2011 was named “Best Apartment in Asia Pacific” for the second consecutive year. The architect is award winning Original Vision and the interiors are designed by celebrity interior designer Kelly Hoppen MBE.

Management Kata Rocks will be offering a very high level of service to its occupants including a full concierge service, chefs for in-home dining, housekeeping, etc. There will also be fully integrated estate management along with a rental and reservation system run in-house to maximize the returns for those owners who wish to rent out their Sky Villas.

Space Between the gentle slope of the Kata Rocks site and the sea is an impressive granite platform, which is only accessible through Kata Rocks. On this platform, nature has placed some stunning rock boulders, which make the site unique

Contacts Kata Rocks Co., Ltd Tel: +66 (0)76 284750 Email: info@katarocks.com Website: www.katarocks.com

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Location The site of Anchan Villas has been chosen with care to ensure residents enjoy both the peace and tranquillity of secluded neighbourhood with the convenience and prestige of residing in one of Phuket’s upcoming residential areas, where everything needed for comfortable living is nearby.

Anchan Villas are well designed a only high standard materials are used. Anchan Villas was nominated as “HIGHLY COMMENDED” Best villa Development (Phuket) Thailand Property Awards 2009.

Anchan Villas are situated in the surrounding neighbourhoods of Laguna Village, one of the islands most desirable residential areas. The pristine sands of Bang Tao Beach are near by and Phuket International Airport is just a short drive away.

The luxurious 3 bedroom villas in a tranquil gated community comprise the Anchan Villa neighbourhood, developed by Pearl Island Property Co., Ltd. Anchan Villas was conceived for discerning home owners and property investors who are seeking a second home in the tropics in a secure neighbourhood. Services provided by the project’s management will ensure residents enjoy well maintained common areas and legal assistance in buying a villa. These contemporary stylish homes are built to high international standards using the best possible construction materials and are especially designed for a comfortable and convenient lifestyle in the tropics.

Price Range Prices start from 23-42.7 million baht.

Concept Nestled in one of Phuket's most prestigious residential areas against a dramatic mountainous backdrop are nine uniquely exclusive yet affordable single storey villa style homes, each with their own private pool in a gated community. These contemporary Balinese style villas are an ideal investment as a holiday home in the tropics or a permanent residence that offers both the peace and tranquility of a secluded location, while also being a short distance from a pristine coastline with all the modern amenities nearby.

Space Anchan Villas are designed to be specious and airy in an attractive and practical layout. The built up areas starts from 515-1,135 sqm. and rest on size plot from 768-1,573 sqm. The master bedroom is separated from the main living room. Our standard house plan offers a large swimming pool of 14.5x5 metres and a large wooden terrace which is connected to the living room, master bedroom and the garage. The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms are separated for enjoying its own private garden.

Design & Construction

Management The Anchan Villas community is managed by an experienced residential management company. Management services extended to residents include legal assistance in ensuring a smooth transition in purchasing and moving into a villa; maintenance of Anchan Villas common areas, including street lighting, gardening, and general repairs, plus 24 hour security. Villa rental management is also offered to home owners who wish to recuperate on their investment by renting out their home while they are away.

Contacts Pearl Island Property Co., Ltd. Khun Joop Saetiw, Sales Director Mobile: +66 (0)81 797 0552 38/2 Moo 6, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110 Tel: +66 (0)76 362600-1 Fax: +66 (0)76 362602 Email: info@anchanvillas.com Website: www.anchanvillas.com

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Location

Space

88 Land and Houses Hillside Phuket is set in a truly central location with convenient access to many destinations and just 15 minutes from Phuket City. A number of white sandy beaches are close by – Nai Harn, Rawai, Kata and Karon all ideal for swimming plus a number of famous tourists spots. Easy access to major department stores such as Central Festival, Tesco Lotus, Big C, Index Living Mall and Home Pro Village make shopping easy and convenient. Schools, universities and hospitals are also within easy reach and a direct route to Phuket international Airport makes for easy commuting.

Provided for all residents in the estate are various facilities namely a park on the hillside with the panorama view point featured with a playground for children, a swimming pool and a gym. In terms of security, we keep the estate safe 24 hours with key card and CCTV system.

Price Range Prices start from an affordable 6.9 million Baht.

Concept Tropical serenity is the theme of 88 Land and Houses Hillside Phuket which means that the houses are meant to exude a sense of relaxation as if you were staying in a resort every day. Beating in under the brand “88”, all houses in this project, will have the number of houses begins with “88”. 88 Land and Houses Hillside Phuket concerted to provide a house that feels like a gateway to resort wherein dwellers can totally rest and relax, away from the hustle and bustle to suit with the geographic area which is a hillside. We try our best to make sure that once anyone steps into the house, they would feel as if they were walking into a garden of a mini forest. Right from the arch at the entrance of the estate, we use large trees for the main structure so that true relaxation begins there. We go the extra mile to keep the plants or nature as they are when working on decoration around the estate. Coming into 88 Land and Houses Hillside Phuket should instantly give that need escaped from the chaos happening outside after a long day of work. Providing a peaceful escape that is luxurious and convenient is the main goal. This project is available for only 100 families only.

Specification This project occupies a space and there are 3 more Modern Tropical designs of houses to suit. Topaz has 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms in 170 sqm, Sapphire has 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms in 201 sq.m., and Jasper has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms in 272 sqm where the 4th bedroom is on the ground floor (which can be adapted to be a small office). They are all designed especially for the slope of the hillside, categorised into ‘Up’ and ‘Down’ style. Every house is constructed under the theme of ‘Baan Sabai’ (comfy house) of Q-con light weight concrete panels, solar reflective tinted glass windows to lower temperature in the house, provided with bathroom where separated dry and wet area clearly, cold pantry separated room hot pantry, air-cons in every bedrooms, water retreat, water pump and water tank underground and finished garden.

About the Developer Land and Houses is a real estate company of choice for over 30 years with an enviable reputation for providing high quality homes in beautifully maintained surroundings which are ideal for families and couples.

Contacts 88 Land & Houses Sales Office 88/1 Moo 5, Chaofa Road West, Chalong, Muang, Phuket 83130 Tel: +66 (0)76 521888, +66 (0)76 383888 Fax: +66 (0)76 521555 Email: info@lhphuket.com Website: www.lhphuket.com

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Location Karon Butterfly Condominium is located on the hills that surround Karon, only 400 metres from the beach and shopping areas. Within a few minutes, you can reach restaurants, entertainment centres and the beautiful beaches of Patong, Kata and Kata Noi. There are also three golf courses within a short driving distance.

Price Range The company can offer to the customer a variety of apartment sizes and prices. Flowers Unit apartment (Building E) start from 3 million Baht and Butterfly apartment (Building F and G) from 1 to 2 bedrooms, start from 4.9 million Baht.

Concept Karon Butterfly Condominium combines Italian and Thai design, creating a modern style that reflects the best of the two cultures.

Specification At the end of February 2010, the first phase of the project was completed: • Building F with 9 apartments from 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and living room on the ground floor all with exclusive gardens and portico - arcade (now available one unit), the first and second floor units all have a balcony with seaview (sold).

located the bathroom with shower toilet and sink. To access the first and second floor apartments there is a staircase leading to the covered gangway. The Flower Unit has sea-view or garden-view. The price start from 3 million Baht.

About The Designers The Italian Studio of Architecture STArg (Studio Tecnico Associato Architetti Rubelli e Gussago) (info@starg.it) has worked together with Thai Architects SRYT IKON STUDIO (sryt@windowslive.com) to design the project and to follow the construction. See www.starg.it for details of other projects undertaken. The construction company is the KMIT. The owner Khun Kovit Chankong together with his professional team is well experienced in the construction and renovation of Luxury Project Villas, Residential Luxury Villa, Complex Apartments, Commercial/Office Buildings, etc. With the ethics of engineering professionals, they are committed to offer a professional service to our clients. "SAFETY" is our prime principle together with the "SATISFACTION" of our clients. KMIT Construction Services 188/36 Moo 4, T. Thepkrasattri A. Thalang, Phuket 83100 Tel/Fax: +66 (0)76 313048 Mobile: +66 (0)81 652 0795 info@kmitconstruction.com www.kmitconstruction.com

• Building G with 7 apartments from 1 and 2 bedrooms. Now available; 3 units on the ground floor with exclusive garden and portico – arcade price start from 4.9 million Baht • Facilities: 300 sqm swimming with jacuzzi (completed); restaurant, fitness and wellness centre (future construction). The second phase of the project under construction is Building E and is composed of a different type of apartment called “Flower Unit”. They are apartments on three levels from 35 to 64 sqm and consist of a kitchen corner with one bedroom (some units in open plan) with balcony. Behind the bedroom is

Contacts SUER Real Estate Co., Ltd Patak Rd., Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100 Tel/Fax: +66 (0)86 471 3791 Mobile: +66 (0)81 892 0247 Pok 089 973 1863 Email: sales@karonbutterfly.com Gianluca 084 923 2953 Email: margianlu@hotmail.it Email: info@karonbutterfly.com Website: www.karonbutterfly.com

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KATA : Beautiful 2 bedroom 2 bathroom 220 sqm condo at The Heights overlooking Kata Beach offering without doubt one of the best sea views in all of Phuket. Fully furnished and ready to move right in.

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KATA NOI : Majestic 4 bedroom ocean view villa with 18 metre pool located in a secure estate. Sits on an elevated 1600 sqm plot and enjoys over 1000 sqm of built up areas.

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NAITHON : A very spacious 324 sqm 4 bedroom duplex penthouse only a stone's throw away from beautiful Naithon Beach. The unit spans the second and third floors and features sea views from the top floor.

Surin Beach Penthouse

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SURIN : An unique 4 bedroom foreign freehold penthouse located a few steps from Surin Beach. Partial seaviews and numerous upgrades lavished on the property by the architect owner. Must be seen.

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Buena Vista Patong from 22.9m THB

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PATONG : One of the better investments in Patong with high rental yields! Linked pool villas with ocean and city views set amidst an established housing development. Contact for the investment package and viewing.

NAITHON : Are you seeking a peaceful setting? Come take a look at this unique development now offering cosy 2 bedroom bungalows with private pool at a very affordable price. More importantly, it is only 1.8 km from Naithon Beach!

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KATHU : Centrally located at only 3 min from the biggest shopping complexes in Phuket and 12 min to Patong, these well appointed condos offer a surprisingly quiet and natural surroundings. Various sizes of condo are available!

PATONG : If Patong is where you want to live then this is where you'd want to sleep. Convenience at it's best as everything seems a stone's throw away. Phase1 is built, Phase2 is building. Take the opportunity to secure one now!

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Orchid Villas

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KAMALA : Conveniently located at walking distance to Kamala Beach and only 10 minutes drive to Patong, this project focuses on a refreshing design trend that brings forth lush greenery and healthy living. Show unit available!

KAMALA : Set within a residential area, this compound now under construction will offer a tranquil and private environment in which owners will enjoy peaceful lifestyle. Access to the beach is only a few minutes walk away!

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KATA : Located on Kata Beach, our information point allows you to have all your property related questions answered. Computers and wifi have been made available free of charge, for your convenience.

PATONG : We have a couple of Information Centres in the biggest mall of Patong where our promotional staff will be more than pleased to assist you in setting a meeting with our professional consultants.

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KAMALA : Nestled in the hills of Kamala, this design rich and inspiring low-density project offers linked pool villas that will surely please anyone laying eyes upon it. Contact us for a full presentation of this unique product!

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Location When considering the purchase of property anywhere in the world, location is always the most important factor for capital appreciation and rental return… Plunge Tropic Villas fills this need. Located just 2 minutes from Phuket’s most beautiful white sand, Nai Harn Beach, Plunge Tropic Villas is in the heart of Phuket’s favorite expat area where everything is so conveniently near… hundreds of restaurants offering every culinary delight you can imagine, shopping at every corner, grocery stores just steps away, and all the tourist facilities you could possibly need. If you want to get away from the crowded tourist areas, but still have all the conveniences of a holiday destination at a fraction of the cost, Plunge Tropic Villas at Nai Harn Beach is the place for you.

Choice of Floor Plans Plunge Tropic Villas is inspired by the dream to have a tropical villa where the indoor and outdoor spaces merge to become one…. Spacious indoor living areas flow smoothly to grand outdoor terraces with both sunny and shaded areas surrounding the infinity edge pool with relaxing Jacuzzi and romantic Waterfall. We offer the choice of 1, 2 or 3 bedroom villas plus a wheelchair plan. Each villa offers 188 sq. m. to 235 sq. m. with Teak Vaulted Ceilings, Solid Wood Floors, private Attached Carports, built-in Wardrobes, Walk-in Closets and wide opening doors that give each villa a feeling of grand open spaces, yet at a price far below current market value. Plunge Tropic Villas satisfies the high demand for a reasonably priced villa with exceptional quality.

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Investment Combining this prime location with value pricing and exceptional construction quality guarantees you long term capital appreciation and high rental returns. For investors, holiday home buyers, or long stay residents, we offer a complete range of property management and rental options to suit everyone’s needs.

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In early October, a number of American warships, including the U.S.S. John C. Stennis, made a port call in Phuket, exhibiting the longstanding relations between the United States and the Kingdom of Thailand. Such relations also extend deeply in the economic realm, with significant U.S. investment in the country. American investment has been greatly facilitated by the Treaty of Amity and Economic Relations (the “Amity Treaty”), which provides certain benefits to American citizens and companies investing in Thailand. This article provides an overview of the Amity Treaty. Current Status The Amity Treaty, which was signed in 1966, expired on 01 January 2005 as a result of Thailand’s WTO commitment. The Amity Treaty has not been renewed or officially extended. Due to a WTO rule which prohibits special treatment towards nationals of a particular country, Thailand cannot officially maintain the Amity Treaty while also being a WTO member. However, despite its expiration, the Thai government has stated that it will continue to honor the Amity Treaty’s provisions. Moreover, the US government continues to encourage American investors to utilize the Amity Treaty. It is currently uncertain how long Thailand will continue to honor the Amity Treaty, but no indication has yet been made that this policy will cease. It is also uncertain how the status of companies registered under the Amity Treaty after 2005 would be affected if Thailand ceases to allow American investors to set up companies under the treaty (“Treaty Companies”). Eligibility The Amity Treaty applies to the following: • American citizens; • Business entities established under Thai law which are majority American owned; or • Business entities that are established under American law.

• Fiduciary Functions (Please note that the Thai-language version of the Amity Treaty translates “fiduciary functions” as “taking care of others’ property”); • Banking involving depository functions; • Land ownership; • Natural resources exploitation; • Domestic trading in indigenous agricultural products; Treaty Company Registration To set up a Treaty Company, a specific administrative process must be followed. For example, to establish a Treaty Company that is a limited company (one of the more common corporate forms in Thailand), the American entity must submit its Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, and an affidavit of its manager to the U.S. Commercial Service at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok. The Commercial Service will then issue a certificate affirming that the applicant is American. This certificate, along with the original copies of the abovestated documents, a completed application obtained from the Department of Business Development of the Ministry of Commerce, and extensive supporting documents, must then be submitted to the Thai Department of Business Development of the Ministry of Commerce. The application and supporting documents must contain details of the type of business for which the application is being made. The process is generally much simpler for individuals seeking to set up “sole proprietorships” in Thailand. Conclusion For American investors, the Amity Treaty is a beneficial investment tool. As long as the Treaty Company does not engage in the restricted areas, such a company can potentially have a competitive advantage over other foreign-invested entities. As a result, eligible investors should consider utilizing a Treaty Company in their Thailand-based investments.

For U.S. companies that are subsidiaries to a parent company, the parent company must be majority-owned and managed by U.S. citizens. In addition, for an American company seeking to directly invest in a Thai company under the Amity Treaty, the majority of the American company’s shareholders, as well as the majority of the shareholders of newly formed company (after the share purchase), must be U.S. citizens. Benefits Pursuant to the Amity Treaty, American citizens and companies may set up a company or branch office in Thailand. The main benefit, however, is that such Treaty Companies are viewed as “domestic”, and are thus permitted to do almost anything a Thai company can do, except for certain important limitations. Notwithstanding these limitations, Treaty Companies can therefore engage in “restricted businesses” as set forth under the Foreign Business Act. Therefore, Treaty Companies can participate in any type of business in Thailand available to Thais except the following areas: • Inland communications; • Inland transportation;

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The Melting Pot

I'm pleased to say high season is almost up on us and rather surprisingly the sunshine appears to have arrived early, despite a very wet September. Clear skies are forecast until May and one can already sense the excitement as ever-increasing enquiries filter onto our computer screens and clients from all parts of the globe wander through our doors again. I don’t suppose I'll ever get used to it − the sudden flurry of prospects that always seem to appear between now and the end of the year, which generally follows a couple of quiet months. I disappeared to the UK for a few weeks to get away from it in the hope of an Indian Summer (a late summer heat wave after an otherwise poor English summer). But not a hope. The weather there was not much drIer than here and colder to boot. I'm pleased to be back in Phuket; it has already plunged to 12 degrees back home. This made me check the temperature of some members of our staff ’s home towns; Norbert from Montreal: 10 degrees, George from Novosibirsk: 6 degrees, Maria from Vladivostok: 14 degrees; no surprise that we’re all here and winter hasn’t even started yet back home. Perhaps that’s why you won’t find a more friendly bunch of comrades: Canadian, Russian, Filipino, Indian and Thai, and me of course, the compulsory Englishman, all waiting to serve you. I'm embarrassed to say, however, that amongst all my colleagues I have the least linguistic ability − apart from some schoolboy French and a long time ago German, when I lived there between 1979 and 1982. It’s almost all forgotten now. The rest of my crew speak English, French, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Hindi and Thai so between us, or should I say them, there aren’t many clients we can’t assist. That’s just as well because, at one time or another, we’ve helped them all to find suitable properties to buy or rent, and this year promises to be no different. The disparity of nationalities is growing and, despite the fact the global thirst to learn English is growing faster, communication still remains a difficulty for many, especially in the complex field of property ownership. Try reading a UK Land Registry title deed and you’ll see what I mean. I spent my formative years in the planning department of the UK Land Registry and it took me a long time to learn 'Officialese', the governmental version of Gobbledygook. The first client I sold a property to after opening our first office in Thailand was Japanese. This was a twist of fate because it was while escorting the gentleman around the island, and struggling a lot because he spoke virtually no English and my Japanese was, well sayonara to that, I introduced him to Norbert Zuber, who was then the sales director of a big development on the island. To my complete surprise Norbert spoke Japanese and the gentleman ended up buying from us. Seven years later, we have two Japanese speakers: Norbert who joined the company as Sales Director in 2008 and more recently Maria from Vladivostok (separated from Japan by the small strip of water known as the Sea of Japan). These days, though, we don’t get many Japanese clients. I'm told not many Japanese like buying homes overseas and if they do they prefer the US or Canada.

happy to leave behind a much colder climate in every sense of the word. I must confess I do find our Russian clients a little difficult to weigh up; they're not the most expressive of people, but they do appear to like having me along apparently because the presence of a long-standing experienced English professional gives them confidence. We get a surprising number of French clients. I say surprising because, on the whole, European numbers have been declining for obvious reasons, but French clients are on the increase and again we're quite fortunate because Norbert just happens to speak fluent French, having been raised in Montreal. It appears the French are becoming a little concerned about their government’s leftist views (apparently a 60 percent CGT is planned in addition to the already high wealth taxes) and many are understandably moving their hard earned cash overseas. The French stick together and once they find someone they feel comfortable with the word gets around. Vive la difference! Over the past seven years we've had so many nationalities through our doors, it got me thinking which was the most unexpected or unlikely? That would definitely have to be the Ecuadorian. Ecuador is just about the most difficult country in the world to get to from Thailand and with the whole of South America, the Pacific and the Caribbean on their doorstep, one would have to ask why would an Ecuadorian come here? The answer: because he first came to Thailand as part of a cultural mission and loved it, Phuket in particular. He now spends about four months of the year here and, though he speaks relatively good English, the addition of our Spanish speaking Rentals Manager, Hiede Depayso, has pleased him immeasurably. He now has complete confidence that he can leave his property for months at a time in her very capable hands without any need for concern − and he’s right! There's no doubt we all like to feel comfortable with the people we're going to place our faith in and language is a major factor. We all understand the need for good communication and the closer to home the person you are dealing with appears to be, the more likely you are to feel comfortable with them, even if it’s only because of the same language. Now you know what an Ecuadorian and a Filipino have in common. When you’re away from home and in unfamiliar territory you want to understand what you’re getting into and if you can’t understand the language it’s going to be tough. When considering buying or renting property, it’s important to understand the small print let alone the language. Communication is everything; wars have been started through lack of it. Phuket is steadily becoming a melting pot for many nationalities but seemingly without the tensions often associated with international communities. Perhaps that’s one of the reasons for its great success; after all what is there to be tense about?

When we first opened in Phuket there weren’t many Russians arriving either, but that’s all changed and it's hardly surprising as the word spreads to the far flung edges of that vast country, none of which is too far from Phuket. We now not only have Russian tourists and second home buyers, we have Russian businesses and a large number of ex-pat Russian residents, most of them

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Mr. John Clendon Managing Director of Univanich Palm Oil based in Krabi, re-contacted Helicam to take new aerial imagery along with high quality ground imagery for their new marketing material and an aerial virtual tour. The imagery had to show different aspects of Univanich Palm Oil from research to seedlings to generating electricity from waste. The Helicam pilot (Phil) flew into action firstly using the Helibot helicopter fitted with an 18mega pixel stills camera. A ground base monitor allows Helicam pilot / photographer (Phil) to compose his shots while the Helicopter is airborne. All ground and interior images were then taken using a Canon DSLR camera. The finished imagery has been used on their new graphic exhibition stand and informative posters that were on show at Palmex 2012 in Krabi. To view the aerial virtual tour log-on to: www.abovephuket.com or for more information please contact Univanich Palm Oil PLC: info@univanich.com www.univanich.com Helicam Co Ltd: Jonathan 0898 747 464 info@helicam.asia Philip 0872 810 451 phil@helicam.asia www.abovephuket.com www.helicam.asia www.helistock.com

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TSLC The 3rd TSLC IronKids Phuket Official Race will take place on the 1st December to complete the 2012 TSLC IronKids Phuket Series. The December 2011 event was a great success with over 220 participants from 6 to 15 years old, competing in age-appropriate distances, to become Ironkids. The December 2012 event expects to see the number of participants grow to 300 children with the extended age group of 6 to 17 years.

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event takes place at Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club (TSLC), the elite sports facility which is part of the Thanyapura, Phuket. The swim section of the race is conducted in the 50m Olympic size swimming pool. The bike course will be on a quiet, flat road near the facility, which will be secured by Siam Guardian Services along with the Kusoldham Rescue Foundation, making it a safe course for the bike section. The event will conclude with a run on a specially designed course set around the facilities with all athletes finishing on the club's 500m running track. Aid stations will be stocked with Gatorade and Singha Water to ensure athletes remain hydrated throughout the race.

All athletes crossing the finish line this year will receive an Official TSLC IronKids Phuket T-Shirt from Asics, with the top three for each age receiving a trophy. This year, Swatch have kindly sponsored 36 Flik Flack and Swatch Watches for all 1st place finishers, both in individual categories and also for the relay team participants. With the expertise and guidance from IMAGE asia, a junior press team from a selection of schools will be producing the 2nd edition of the “Iron Island� post race newsletter, which will be printed and circulated around the schools and online, with all content provided by children from participating schools. The junior press team will be briefed at a special in-house experience day at the media offices of IMAGE asia, preparing them with ideas and tasks for Race Day. The Phuket Gazette will run a competition following the Ironkids race, encouraging parents to send in their favourite photos of the day, with the editors of the Phuket Gazette selecting the three best photos that capture what it means to be an IronKid.

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The official radio station supporting the event, 91.5FM (Phuket FM Radio) will be providing the event day playlist, which will be compiled with song requests from all the participating IronKids who send in their requests during the month of November with their most motivating songs. Kids can request songs by text, email or on Facebook directly to the radio station and hear them played on air too! Approximately 60 children from local Phuket Schools will compete on the day, supported by local companies, who have sponsored teams of 10 children for race fees and also support the Thai School Training sessions for the local children at Thanyapura throughout November. Many of these corporate sponsors, such as Lee Marine, Club Anantara, CBRE are regular supporters of this programme and will be helping children from Anuban Phuket, Bangtao School and Thalang school enter enthusiastic athletes from these schools. Triathlon Academy at Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club will design Triathlon training programmes for the children to prepare them for the race.

A competitive field of accomplished young athletes will return to Phuket for the December 2012 race, with Zoe Bowden, two-time TSLC IronKids Champion confirmed to race in the seniors female 12-13 age group. Zoe has competed in many events in Singapore and Malaysia and is excited to return to Phuket to defend the title of TSLC IronKids Phuket overall winner. Chris Thomson, from British International School, Phuket has previously won the Intermediate division several times, and will now be competing for the first time as a senior competitor, as he is now 12 years old. His younger sister, Katie Thomson, will be a strong contender in the junior division, racing as a 7-year-old. Maxime and Chloe Schrijnemaekers from Phuket International Academy, racing in the intermediate age group, have been attending regular training sessions at Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club with Triathlon Academy Director and Ironman legend, Jurgen Zack and professional triathlete Fredrik Croneborg, making them strong competitors in the female 11 year age group.

Registration is now open online at

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Things to do in Phuket Phuket may be the ultimate beach holiday destination in the world but there’s a lot more to experience than just translucent blue seas, powdery white beaches and guaranteed d sunshine. Check out the following ideas for alternative activities to add to your holiday experience. ence.

Enjoy Birdwatching in Phuket Phuket offers many birdwatching opportunities. The terrain includes mangrove forests, marshland and secondary and oldgrowth jungle. The best time of the year to visit Phuket for bird watching is from about the middle of October through April. At this time, many species of migratory birds will be present. Over two hundred species of have been seen on Phuket. Full day and overnight tours offer the birder a variety of habitats in which to see exotic birds. Apart from Phuket you can also add a day of birding in Phang Nga Province or Khao Sok National Park. Thale Noi and Krabi are also destinations. Tours are educational, easy and fun.

What to bring: binoculars, lightweight walking boots or sports shoes, camera (if you wish), mosquito repellent, a hat and sun lotion. Tours will supply a spotting scope. For more info about birding tours, contact Thailand Birding, Tel: +66 (0)76 241519, +66 (0)81 893 6558. Web: www.thailandbirding.com.

Old Phuket Town Much of Phuket’s development has taken place in the last ten years and the building style is resolutely modern – some say, stridently so; but parts of Phuket City are little changed from a hundred years ago. At that time the island was a busy trading port and supported a thriving tin mining industry. The then captains of industry built their prestigious homes in the SinoPortuguese style. Narrow housefronts ornately decorated with

red and gold, the mystic signs representing sacred guardians of the access, yielded to storied accommodations with tall ceilings and interiors often incorporated delightful gardens. Nowadays the streets in the Chinese quarter have transformed themselves into busy thoroughfares featuring antique shops, speciality restaurants and more. Well worth a visit.

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Loy Kratong Festival This event is one of the most beautiful and popular festivals in Thailand. It’s traditionally celebrated on the full moon night of the 12th month in the lunar calendar, which usually falls in November. This year it’s on the evening of the 28th November.

During the festival, Thai people will construct a small float from a section of banana tree trunk, decorate it with banana leaves and flowers and add a candle and three sticks of incense. It’s also common practise to include some nail clippings or a few strands of one’s hair, and a small sum of money. The candle and joss sticks are lit and the krathong is floated away on any open stretch of water. As we’re living on an island, this obviously is likely to be the sea. The belief is that this offering to the gods will take away all the bad luck of the past year and thus bring good fortune in the year to come. If you don’t have a banana tree conveniently to hand then many small shops will have ready-made offerings on sale for a few baht. It’s a seasonal cottage industry which is worth supporting. A word of caution, though. In past years, some constructors, in an effort to improve the buoyancy characteristics of their merchandise, took to using

As the sun sets and the moon rises above the horizon, the crowds start to gather on all the accessible beaches. Food stalls appear from nowhere and a carnival atmosphere prevails. For those who still need to buy a krathong, last minute stocks will be available. If you’re planning to get there by car it’s a good idea to arrive early, as parking can be a problem alongside the popular beaches. On the bigger beaches there may also be organised events like beauty contests, fair games, firework displays and handicraft markets. Many people will also make paper lanterns (called khom loy in Thai) which climb into to the sky powered by the heated air from a candle wired inside. This illuminates the canopy at the same time. The sight of hundreds of these tiny flickering points of light climbing into the night sky makes for a delightfully romantic backdrop to the party. If you’re planning to do this, don’t forget to make a wish at the launch – this is the land where wishes come true. Trust me. The origin of the festival goes back to the time of the Sukhothai Kingdom around seven hundred years ago. A lady called Noppamas whose beauty was apparently legendary was the chief consort to thee king k at the he ti ttime. ime m . As a tribute to her beloved she created the first krathong shape on ng in the shap ape of ap a lotus and presented it to him during the celebration n of the festival. festival al. His al Hs Hi Majesty was so taken with the tribute that he ordered thatt the the practise practis ise is should be perpetuated and a tradition was born. The ladies of today who win the beauty contests will be crowned Miss Noppamas in memory of the originator of the custom.

polystyrene for the hull. It’s obviously not very ecologically or politically correct to introduce lots of lumps of nonbiodegradable stuff into the seas around us, which, in due course, may return to pollute our beaches. The gods will not be amused. Take care. As we’ve said, the tides are supposed to carry all your bad luck away, so the further the krathong drifts the less likelihood there’s that ill fortune can come back to bite you. A hot tip, if you launch from the sea gypsies’ village in Rawai, with a 20 baht note on board, the village kids playing in the water will ensure that your craft carries a respectable distance. The gods help those who help themselves. The kids, of course, do the same with the 20 baht.

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Enough history. Loy Krathong is a lighthearted celebration of the end of the monsoon rains and a great excuse for a party. Enjoy.

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