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Contents

AUGUST 2011

Regulars Phuket Island map What's on : on & off Phuket (including the movies) Free Wi-Fi hot spots around town Social Phuket People profile : Chris Gordon Legal matters : Legal differences between a Condominium Project and an Apartment Project in Thailand Things to do in Phuket Health matters : Vaccinations Useful telephone numbers

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Yachts & Yachting Phuket tide tables : August - September 2011 Boating Classifieds Yacht charters : Sunsail Southeast Asia Pilot : Racha Islands

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

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Top: Murano glass and silver beads by Silverado Bottom: Imported build-in furniture by B.M.P

Shopping, Dining & Leisure Por Tor Festival Recipe : Char Grilled Australian beef tenderloin Dining around Phuket Helicam : Photograph the new Majesty Yachts on the first Asian Tour Palm House Primary School H채fele functionality for you ISS Facility Services : Cleaning Service Xtrem Aventures Phuket Phuket Pool Tables Phuket Cable Ski

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Spas & Health Six Senses Spa The Royal Spa Sukko Spa Lemongrass House

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Land & Property (Sales / Rentals) Alanna Yamu Vanich Bayfront Villa Loch Palm Villas Krabi Sunset Karon Butterfly Resort Wings Green Hill Villas Banyan Tree Residences Laguna Village Nai Harn Baan-Bua 88 Land & Houses Phuket Kata Rocks Anchan Villas Eva Beach The Eva Vanilla St. James Properties Tropical Homes Real Estate CBRE Twovillas READY Phuket.Net Real Estate H3 Digital Smart Homes

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Central Festival Phuket Thailand Grand Sale Till 15 August @ Central Festival Phuket

Brazilian Soccer Schools Summer Holiday Courses 8 - 19 August @ Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club (TSLC), Thalang

Central Festival Phuket and the Tourits Authority of Thailnd (TAT) present a new promotion of many leading brand discounts of up to 70% on purchases. Cash vouchers worth 1,000,000 baht and 30-day special holiday package are to be won. Visa card holders receive privileges, which include double lucky draw coupons.

The program will consist of daily training with the unique FDS moves to beat players also incorporating turns, passing, juggling and core skills. Each day has a 3 on 3 World Cup with awards for the winners, Most Valuable Players’ and special prizes for other competitions. Professional coaches will ensure a highly supervised, educational and fun environment. Children aged 6+ are welcome. Courses run from the 8th to the 12th and from the 15th to the 19th from 9am to 1pm. The cost is 4,000 baht for the week and individual days are 900 Baht. Children are asked to wear shin pads, trainers/sneakers/ football shoes (no metal studs) and a cap/hat. Children booked for the week long camp receive a BSS gift. Contact: Martin Hill, Tel: +66 (0)85 331 0295. Email: bssphuket@icfds.com. Web: www. icfds.com.

Tel: +66 (0)76 291111. Web: www.centralfestivalphuket.com.

Laguna Phuket Summer Family Festival Till 31 Oct @ Laguna Phuket, Laguna The event offers daily Kidz Fun Zone programs, discounts on tours, spas and golf and is followed by casual evenings of family entertainment featuring a BBQ Beer Tent from August 27, which will show televised major international sports events. There is live music, quiz nights and other entertainment, including a bouncy castle for the little ones, evening Kidz Lounge with ageappropriate movies and a Festival Beer Tent for adults with Happy Hour bar prices and barbecue fare. Tel: +66 (0)76 362300. Web: www.lagunaphuket.com/events/family-festival/ index.php.

Phuket Pet Fair 2011 5 - 7 August @ Royal Phuket Marina, Koh Kaew The Phuket Pet Fair is a fun time out for animal enthusiasts! There will be many interesting activities during the three-day event such as a fancy dog contest, dog racing, pet health checks and live music. There will also be a lot of pet products on display. The event fruns from noon till 7pm at Royal Phuket Marina’s Boardwalk and the Exhibition Hall. Contact: Murat Can Sakarya, Tel: +66 (0)81797 3364. Web: www. royalphuketmarina.com.

World's Largest Floating Book Fair 17 - 28 August@ MV Logos Hope at Phuket Deep Sea Port After six years since their last visit aboard the MV Doulos, the crew aboard the MV Logos Hope will return to Phuket, bringing with them more than 5,000 books as part of their 'global mission to serve humanity'. The Logos Hope is twice as large as any previous vessel operated by German-based charity GBA Ships, including the Doulos, which visited Phuket in 2006. The 132-metre Logos Hope will drop anchor at Phuket Deep Sea Port at Ao Makham. The ship will be here for two weeks and will be open to visitors from 10am to 9pm from Tuesday to Saturday and from 2pm to 9pm on Sunday and Monday. In addition to maintaining the huge library of books, the volunteers on board stage cultural events to educate and entertain visitors. There will be a nominal charge for entry. The fair will set sail on August 28 to Penang, Malaysia, where the ship will remain from August 29 to September 27. Web: www.omships.org.

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Grumpy Old Men's Society (GOMS)

Regular Events British Business Association – Phuket (BBAP) Dinners are held on the first Wednesday of the month and the Pub Nights on the third Friday of the month at 7pm. Dinner is at Mare Restaurant, Centara Grand Beach Resort on the 3rd and Pub Night at Ao Chalong Yacht Club on the 19th at 7pm. Email: socialsec@bbap.org. Web: www.bbap.org

Rotary Club of Patong Beach Monthly Dinner Out & Family Day is on Tuesday the 2nd at 7pm. Location to be announced. Weekly Meeting will be on the 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th at Aloha Villa Hotel, Patong. Web: www.rotarypatong.org.

The International Business Association of Phuket (IBAP) Regular Meeting on the secound Friday of the month the topic Topic to be announced. Events run from 7pm. Tel: +66 (0)81 412 5652. Web: www.ibapphuket.net.

Ao Chalong Yacht Club (ACYC)

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 6:45 pm. Contact: Warren Crowe, Email: thailandmls@gmail.com.

Lions Club of Patong Beach The monthly membership meeting and fellowship dinner is on the second Tuesday of each month. Contact: Pinyo Kerdkantapong, Tel: +66 (0)89 871 1526. Email: info@lions-club-patong.org. Web: www.lions-club-patong.org.

Island Furniture Cricket League - Phuket Cricket Group (PCG) From November to late April for the past five years, a cricket league has been run with a game almost every Sunday. Anyone who is interested in joining this very social, but still slightly competitive league (as player or supporter) Contact: Anthony van Blerk, Email: avanblerk79@gmail.com.

Entertainment – August Choices

The Irish Times Series Race 1 is on the 21st. The price for members is 200 baht and 300 baht for non-members and includes a buffet. All are welcome to join inthe sailing and . Contact: Scott, Tel: +66 (0) 81 985 6879. Web: www. acyc-phuket.com.

Live Rock at Rock City, Patong

Phuket International Women's Club (PIWC)

Jazz, Salsa, Caribbean, African and South American music at the corner of Chana Charoen and Phuket Roads. Live jazz jam sessions Wednesday and Saturday nights.

The August lunch of the Phuket International Women's Club (PIWC) will be held on Thursday the 18th, at the Ceramic Kitchen, Cherngtalay, from 11:30. All are welcome and prior booking is essential. Price: 500 baht for PIWC members and 650 baht for non-members. Contact: Carole Dux, Tel: +66 (0)76 200730. Email: info@phuketiwc.com. Web: www.phuketiwc.com.

Chicky Net - The Social Network for Women in Thailand Chicky Net is the online social network for women who have either relocated to Thailand or who are visiting for a specific period of time. Email:info@chickynet.com. Web: www.chickynet.com.

Live bands nightly from 9pm at Rock City, Bangla Road. The live bands do cover tunes from classic and hard rock icons like ACDC, Metallica and Kiss.

Feeling Jazz @ Music Matters Bar, Phuket City

Disco on the Sand @ Stereo Lab, Surin Beach Stereo Lab is the disco on the sand!. There’s also a DJ booth, a dance floor and private lounges with sofas and pillows. Web: www.stereolabphuket.com.

Enjoy Live Bands at Margarita Bar, Patong A different line up of musicians and/or bands every night on Bangla Road on the corner of Rat U Thit Road. Web: www.margaritaphuket.com.

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Upcoming Movies

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

FINAL DESTINATION 5

CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE

(Action Genre: Horror, Thriller) Emma Bell, David Koechner, Nicholas D'Agosto

(Comedy) Steve Carell, Kevin Bacon, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Analeigh Tipton

In this fifth installment, Death is just as omnipresent as ever, and is unleashed after one man’s premonition saves a group of coworkers from a terrifying suspension bridge collapse. But this group of unsuspecting souls was never supposed to survive, and, in a terrifying race against time, the ill-fated group frantically tries to discover a way to escape Death’s sinister agenda..

At fortysomething, Cal Weaver is living the good job, house, kids and marriage to his high school sweetheart. But when he learns that his wife has cheated on him and wants a divorce, his perfect life unravels. In this single world, Cal, who hasn't dated in decades, stands out as the epitome of un-smooth. Now spending his free evenings sulking alone at a local bar, the hapless Cal is taken on as wingman and protégé to a handsome, thirtysomething player..

BAD TEACHER

LARRY CROWNE

(Comedy) Cameron Diaz, Lucy Punch, Jason Segel, Justin Timberlake, Phyllis Smith

(Comedy, Drama, Romance) Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Some teachers just don't give an F. Elizabeth is foul-mouthed, and inappropriate. She drinks, gets high, and can't wait to marry her meal ticket and get out of her day job. When she's dumped by her fiancé, she sets out to win over a rich, handsome substitute but competes for his affections with a colleague. She fights off the advances of a gym teacher. The consequences of her wild schemes give her students, her coworkers and herself an education like no other.

After being downsized as a leader at a big company, Larry Crowne heads to college to start over and becomes part of an outcast community looking for a better future. He develops a crush on his teacher The simple guy who has every reason to think his life has stalled comes to learn an unexpected lesson: when you think everything worth having has passed you by, you just might discover your reason to live.

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Off Phuket Events

Upcoming Events

Opening the World Vision of Jewelry Industry and the Best Products of Phayao

SEPTEMBER 2011

1 - 31 August @ Jewel industry center, Phayao

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Bangkok's International Festival of Dance & Music Bangkok, Bangkok

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Centennial Memorial Day of Koh Si Chang, Chon Buri

6 August @ Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort, Krabi

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Dare 2 KARE! The event is for those affected by the flooding and landslide at Khao Phranom District, Krabi last April. It features Ka, & Silvy from the show 'The STAR'. Tickets are available at the hotel or from Thai Ticket Major, Tel: +66 (0)75 628000 ext 1302. Email: sheraton.krabi@sheraton.com. Web: www.thaiticketmajor.com.

Quiksilver Thailand Surf Competition 2011, Patong and Kalim Beach, Phuket

OCTOBER 2011

Charming Miracle of Laem Tan Seafood Festival

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Legends of Liverpool Tour in Phuket, Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club, Phuket

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Asian Hospitality & Travel Show, Phuket International Academy Sports and Leisure Club, Phuket

There will be a jewelry fashion show, a technical exhibition, jewelry and ornaments for sale, and a Miss Jewelry contest. Contact: Jewel Industry Center, Tel: +66 (0)54 466071-3. Web: www.tourismthailand.org. The Diva Green Heart Charity Concert

19 - 20 August @ Laem Tan all-purpose terrace, Chonburi Activities include eating competitions, musical performances and a fresh seafood market. Contact: Saensuk Municipality, Tel. +66 (0)38 193500-5. TAT, Pattaya office,Tel. +66 (0)38 427667, +66(0)38 428750. Hua Hin Jazz Festival

26 - 27 August @ Hua Hin Beach This annual festival continues to draw visitors and musicians from Thailand and across the globe. All performances are free and run from 4pm. Tel: +66 (0)32 513885. Web: www.tourismthailand.org.

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Phuket Thailand Open powered by PTT, Karon Beach, Phuket

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BOI Fair 2011, Nonthaburi

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Phuket International Women's Club annual party, The Hilton Arcadia Resort & Spa, Phuket

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Phuket International Sport Fishing Tournament 2011, Chalong Bay, Phuket

Bhumiphol Dam International Mountain Bike Racing

27 - 29 August @ Bhumibol Dam,Tak This scenic event with six categories provides a variety of race routes that challenges semi-pro mountain bike racers and pleases recreational riders. There will also be equipment sales, youth activities, folk music by Bhumibol Dam Youth Club. Contact: TAT Tak office, Tel: +66 (0)55 514341-3. www.tourismthailand.org. A Kha Swing Ceremony, A Kha village (E Goh)

31 August - 1 September @ Chiangrai The A Kha (a northern Thailand hilltribe) practice this ceremony to show appreciation for the abundance of plants they are about to harvest. Offerings to ancestoral spirits, celebrations, dancing and the praising women are practiced. Contact: Center of Social Development, Tel. +66 (0)53 918315.

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

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FREE WiFi hotspots in Phuket PHUKET CITY

Hotels, Resorts and Guesthouses

Hotels, Resorts and Guesthouses

Absolute Ceylon Pub Jungceylon, Rat-U-Thit Road Absolute Seapearl Beach Resort Thaweewong Road Amanta House Boutique Hotel Beach Road Aqua Guesthouse Paradise Complex, Rat-U-Thit Road Baan Yin Dee Muean Ngen Road Bel Aire Resort Phuket Sainamyen Road Burasari Resort Soi Ruam Jai Connect Guesthouse Paradise Complex, Rat-U-Thit Road Faulty Towers Inn Soi Sunset Holiday Inn Phuket Thaweewong Road K-Hotel Rat-U-Thit Road Leelawadee Boutique Hotel Siriraj Road Little Buddha Guesthouse Nanai Road Patong Paragon Hotel Prabaramee Road Royal Palm Resortel Thaweewong Road Royal Phawadee Village Sawatdirak Road Safari Beach Hotel Thaweewong Road Summer Breeze Hotel Soi San Sabai The Bird Cage–Patong Guesthouse Rat-U-Thit Road The Royal Paradise Hotel Rat-U-Thit Road Valhalla V Plaza Soi Sunset Villa del Mar Beach Road Yorkshire Inn Soi Sansabai

Bay Hotel Cape Panwa Hotel Deang Plaza Hotel Metopole Lobby Lounge -

Restaurants and Cafés @beach Food Loft Ocean Plaza, Beach Road Bit'in Restaurant Jungceylon Coyote Beach Road Irish Times Jungceylon, Rat-U-Thit Road Jean Pierre's Restaurant & Bar Rat-U-Thit Road Khun Woody's Sandwich Shoppe Aroonsom-Plaza, Rat-U-Thit Road La Boucherie Restaurant Sawatdirak Road Mai Thai Bar Soi Eric Molly Malone's Beach Road MoMo Café Courtyard by Marriott, Patong Nok & Chicken Sports Bar Patong Grand Condotel, Rat-U-Thit Road Rio Music Bar and Grill Soi Bangla Scruffy Murphy's Soi Bangla Subway Beach Road Thai Basecamp Soi Paradise Inn The Coffee Club Jungceylon

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Restaurants and Cafés

PATONG AREA

Sakdidej Road, Cape Panwa Sakdidej Road, Cape Panwa Montri Road Montri Road, Amphur Muang

Restaurants and Cafés B2S Central Festival, Vichitsongkram Road Chill Out Ong Sim Phai Road Coffee Max Ranong Road EATZZ Dibuk Road Juice Internet Café & Juice Bar Phuket Road Michael's Bar Takua Pa Road Rockin Angels Jammin' Café Yaowarat Road Siam Indigo Phang Nga Road Tea House Yaowarat Road

PHUKET SOUTH Hotels, Resorts and Guesthouses Alpina Phuket Nalina Ket Kwan Road, Kata Angus @ O'Tool's Patak Road, Soi Islandia, Karon Arfur @ O'Tool's Ket Kwan Road, Kata Baan Kiki Chaofa West Road, Chalong Bougainvillea Hotel Patak Road, Kata-Karon CC Blooms Soi 10, Patak Road, Karon Evason Phuket & Bon Island Viset Road, Rawai La Gondola Restaurant Guest House Thaina Road, Kata Center Kata Beach Spa Resort 95 Pakbang Road, Kata Mom Tri's Boathouse Koktanode Road, Kata Mom Tri's Kitchen Kata Noi Road, Kata Noi Mom Tri's Oasis Koktanode Road, Kata Mom Tri's Villa Royale Kata Noi Road, Kata Noi Nikita’s Rawai Beach Road, Rawai Pacific Club And Spa Patak Road, Karon Phuket Sports & Tennis Club Soi Suksan 2, Viset Road, Rawai Solution Lounge and Sports Bar Kata Road, Kata The Little Mermaid Patak Road, Karon

Amazon Café Chaofa West Road, Chalong Anchor Bar and Restaurant Thai Na Road, Kata Ao Chalong Yacht Club Soi Phon Chalong, Chalong Australia Bar & Grill Kata Night Plaza Chalong Pier Beer Garden Chalong Pier Road, Chalong Da Vinci V Lounge Soi Sai Yuen, Nai Harn Dos Fringos Chalong Pier Road, Chalong Happy Days Chaofa West Road, Chalong Jimmy's Lighthouse Chalong Pier, Chalong Kan Eang@pier Chalong Pier, Chalong Khun Woody's Sandwich Shoppe Fisherman Way Park, Chalong Locanda Restaurant Patak Road, Kata-Karon Pizza 2000 Patak Road, Karon The Coffee and Sandwich Shop Soi Casa Del Sol, Kata Road, Kata

PHUKET NORTH Hotels, Resorts and Guesthouse Kamala Bay Garden Resort Kamala Beach Road, Kamala Laguna Phuket Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay The Residence Kalim Bay Phrabaramee 5 Road, Kalim

Restaurants and Cafés Deli De Luca Boat Lagoon Marina Kamala Beer Garden Main Road, Kamala Khun Woody's Sandwich Shoppe Laguna Cherngtalay Lambert Brothers Boat Lagoon Marina Lady Pie Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay Les Anges Royal Phuket Marina Liquid Lounge Bar Surin Beach Road, Surin MoMo Café Courtyard by Marriott, Kamala MoMo Café Courtyard by Marriott, Surin Red Cafe Beach Road, Kamala Red Cafe Soi Policestation, Kamala Skippers Royal Phuket Marina The Club Kamala Beach Road, Kamala The Coffee Club Turtle Village, Mai Khao Watermark Bar Restaurant Boat Lagoon Marina If you know of any other free wifi locations, please advise us at fon@image-asia.com and we will do our best to include them.

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Social Phuket What WAS on in Phuket FLAME Opening Garden Party

Cooking Showtime Twovillas Group lifestyle workshop returned for a new 'cookers and tasters' on July 2 at Kokyang Estate I Plot 1.

(From left) Kate, Katekstyle; DJ Dan Paris; Kunrapats (Dome) Yodsapakphinyo, Sales and Marketing Manager, Kata Rocks; Gabriel Cardona; Daojai, Nice-Real Estate, (back row from left) Roland Bleszynski, Blue Point project; Paitoon.

(From left) Maxim Shilo (Inhouse client); Alexander Basta (Exotic Property); Claudio & Jasmine Pensini (Inhouse client), Eduardo Velay Hernandez & Silvia Serrano Munoz (guests of Two Villas Holiday), Jittiya Rakdej & Sukunya Phoonpong (Phuket News).

Grand Marnier Cocktails Party At Luna Bar, Centara Grand Beach Resort A special Grand Marnier party was held on the Friday the 17th June at Luna Bar. The event was presented by Julien Defrance..

Julien Defrance, Grand Marnier brand ambassador from Paris

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(From left) Frederic Garnier, General Manager, Ibis Phuket Kata; Suchitra Sirirak, Assistant Public Relations Manager, Centara Grand Beach Resort and Thibault Salaun, General Manager for Twinpalms One.

(From left) Julien Defrance; DJ Cool; Suchitra Sirirak, Assistant Public Relations Manager of the hotel; Christophe Gestin, Director of Food and Beverage and Jongrak Sribunkaew, Key Account Manager, Diageo Moet Hennessy (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

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Social Phuket What WAS on in Phuket Frescobaldi Wine Dinner at Mare Restaurant

Hat Party At Fisherman Way Business Garden Fisherman Way Business Garden soft opening was on Friday July 8th. The evening also saw a hat competition.

(From left) Olivier Petit; Erika Ribaldi, Area Manager of Asia Pacific of Frescobaldi Winery; Denis Thouvard, General Manager, Centara Grand Beach Resort, Phuket; Christophe Gestin, Director of Food and Beverage of Centara Grand Beach Resort, Phuket and Opas Damrongkul, Resident Manager, Centara Grand Beach Resort, Phuket. (From left) Ngamsiri Saebang, Sales and Marketing Executive, IMAGE asia and Peter Smith, Director of Sales & Marketing, IMAGE asia.

(From left) Wanida Thiprat, Sales Manager, Karon Hill; Nakarin Panpanij Asst. Sales Manager, Karon Hill; Praewprawlin (Yin) Inchomchuen, Sales & Marketing Manager, IMAGE Asia; Kanitta Thongsanoe, Sales and Marketing Manager, Alanna Yamu and Kunrapats (Dome) Yodsapakphinyo, Sales and Marketing Manager, Kata Rocks.

Swedish Midsummer Party The party was held on June 24 at Two Chefs Kata Center.

(From left) Jon Sjรถlin, Manager of Two Chefs; Naphat Reaunphet, Human Resources Manager, The Royal Phuket Yacht Club; Krister Westberg and Billy ร…gren. (From left) Praewprawlin (Yin) Inchomchuen, Sales & Marketing Manager, IMAGE asia and Anchayaporn (Mandy) Thongsom Assistant Director of Sales, The Royal Phuket Yacht Club.

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People Profile

Chris Gordon Chris Gordon, developer of The Village Coconut Island, reveals how a childhood Christmas gift launched a life of sailing that took him from Portsmouth, England, to the world's most exotic places before he dropped anchor on a stunning patch of paradise off Phuket.

When did you move to Phuket, and what made you decide to come and live here? It was gradual, it just sort of happened. I first came to Thailand in 1980 with the British national sailing team for a race in Sattahip, Pattaya. I fell in love with the food and culture, and returned in 1986 after I had launched Sunsail yacht charter in Greece. I took a speedboat around Phuket and thought, 'Why not?' I was young and careless. Soon after, I set up the second branch of Sunsail in the area that is now Yacht Haven Marina. I moved here permanently in 2005. What did you do before you came to Phuket? I've been involved with boats since the age of seven, after my grandfather gave me an optimist boat he had built himself. I soon got into racing and that led to work as an instructor. I set up six boats for charter on the beach in Chichester Harbour before opening Sunsail on the Mediterranean. Tell us about your current project, The Village Coconut Island. By 2001 I was ready for something different. I was becoming a 'suit', so I sold Sunsail and got into property development. My first project in Khao Lak was wiped out in the tsunami. Not long after, I met a guy in the Watermark restaurant who told me he had sold 85 rai of land on Coconut Island (Koh Maphrao) but the buyer had pulled out of the deal at the last minute. Within 24 hours I bought the land, and soon developed it into The Village Coconut Island. Phase two is now underway and will be finished this October. To the existing 44 villas, we're adding 116 jacuzzi suites and 76 two-bedroom villas, plus new restaurants, bars, a golf course, a conference/event room, bowling lawns and other leisure facilities. How does doing business in Phuket compare to back home? I did business in 25 countries before settling here and have found that every culture has its challenges. You have to learn about a place – don't go charging in assuming you know best. Treat people with respect. Every day is a challenge but I always enjoy getting up to face it. Whereabouts do you live in Phuket and what determined your choice of location? I rent a converted shophouse in Old Phuket Town. I didn't want to live in expat land. I like living amongst the Thai people, seeing all the weird and wonderful shophouse dwellers, and going to the cafÊs and bars scattered amongst them. I like that it's still got its old Chinese pharmacy and a motorbike repair shop that only does Lambrettas, and that you can have a nice meal for 100 baht.. What kind of car do you drive? Why? I drive a clapped-out Toyota Fortuner. It's the best car for the island. Practical and safe, and you can see what's happening around you. How old are you? Mentally, mid-30s. Physically, 57. Do you have family here? I am separated, but I have a good relationship with my wife, who lives in England. She has a boyfriend and I live here with

my Thai girlfriend. I have four sons, aged 17 to 24, who are all in England. My 22-year-old son just finished university and is planning to move here soon. What do you think the future holds for you? After finishing the expansion of The Village Coconut Island in October, I hope to have more time to enjoy my boat. I'm sure I will start a new project next year, maybe in Phuket or elsewhere in Thailand. No matter where I do the project though, my life is here in Phuket. This is my home. How do you evaluate success? At this age, success is having four healthy, well-adjusted kids. Also, seeing my project evolve into what I had spent nights dreaming it would be. I can walk around this place and feel proud at what I've achieved... What are you most proud of? To date, Sunsail. I started out as a 20-year-old with no money and built it into the biggest and most profitable sailing and water sports company in the world. What do you do with your free time, if you have any? My free time is taken up with boating and golf at Blue Canyon. I'm about to go to Bali to do some sailing around there, maybe to Lombok and Flores, and finish in Singapore for the Grand Prix. Are you involved in any local charities, clubs or associations? I'm the founder and chairman of Khao Lak Community Appeal, a foundation set up in memory of friends lost in the tsunami. We raise money to help build and maintain schools, employ teachers and sponsor children whose parents died in the wave. I also support the Phuket Has Been Good to Us foundation with donations of free stays at The Village, etc.

For further information about Coconut Island Development Co., Ltd Tel: +66 (0)76 352153 Website: www.thevillage-coconutisland.com

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PHUKET TIDE TABLES 2011 Ko Thaphao Noi (Phuket)

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Source: Hydrographic Department, Royal Thai Navy

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3.1 3.2 3.2 3.0 2.6 2.3 1.9 1.7 1.6 1.7 2.0 2.3 2.5 2.8 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.7 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.8 1.7 1.8 2.0 2.4 2.8 3.2 3.4

2.7 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.0 2.7 2.3 1.9 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.8 2.1 2.4 2.7 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.7 2.5 2.2 1.9 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.9 2.3 2.7 3.1

2.3 2.6 3.0 3.1 3.1 2.9 2.6 2.2 1.8 1.5 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.4 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.4 1.7 2.1 2.6

1.7 2.1 2.5 2.8 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.4 2.0 1.7 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.2 1.9 1.5 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.5 1.9

1.2 1.5 1.9 2.3 2.6 2.8 2.8 2.6 2.3 1.9 1.5 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.4 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.3 2.1 1.7 1.4 1.0 0.9 0.9 1.2

0.9 1.0 1.3 1.7 2.2 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.2 1.8 1.4 1.1 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.7 1.9 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.2 0.9 0.7 0.8

0.9 0.8 1.0 1.2 1.6 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.2 1.8 1.5 1.2 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.1 1.3 1.5 1.8 2.1 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.1 1.7 1.2 0.9 0.7

1.3 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.3 1.6 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.3 2.0 1.6 1.3 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.3 1.5 1.8 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.3 1.8 1.3 1.0

1.9 1.4 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.4 1.7 2.2 2.5 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.5 2.2 1.9 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.7 1.9 2.3 2.6 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.5 2.0 1.5

2.5 2.1 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.9 2.4 2.7 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.7 2.5 2.2 1.9 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.8 2.1 2.5 2.8 3.1 3.2 3.0 2.7 2.2

3.1 2.7 2.3 1.9 1.6 1.4 1.5 1.7 2.1 2.5 2.9 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.0 2.7 2.5 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.8 2.0 2.3 2.7 3.0 3.3 3.4 3.3 2.9

3.5 3.3 2.9 2.4 2.0 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.8 2.2 2.6 3.0 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.1 2.9 2.7 2.4 2.2 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.8 2.0 2.4 2.8 3.1 3.4 3.5 3.4

3.5 3.5 3.3 2.9 2.5 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.6 2.9 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.0 2.8 2.5 2.3 2.1 1.9 1.8 1.8 2.0 2.3 2.7 3.1 3.4 3.5

3.2 3.4 3.4 3.2 2.9 2.4 2.1 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.7 2.1 2.4 2.9 2.9 3.1 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.7 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.8 2.1 2.6 3.0 3.3

2.6 3.0 3.2 3.2 3.0 2.7 2.3 1.9 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.8 2.4 2.4 2.6 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.3 2.1 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.3 1.5 1.9 2.3 2.7

1.9 2.4 2.7 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.4 2.0 1.7 1.3 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.8 1.8 2.0 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.2 1.9 1.6 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.6 2.1

1.2 1.6 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.2 1.8 1.5 1.1 1.0 0.9 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.7 1.9 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.3 1.0 0.7 0.7 0.9 1.3

0.8 1.0 1.4 1.8 2.2 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.1 1.7 1.4 1.1 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.6 1.9 2.0 2.2 2.2 2.1 1.9 1.6 1.2 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.8

0.6 0.7 0.9 1.3 1.7 2.0 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.4 1.1 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9 1.1 1.3 1.5 1.8 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.2 0.8 0.5 0.5

0.9 0.7 0.7 0.9 1.3 1.7 2.0 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.1 1.9 1.6 1.1 1.1 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.1 1.3 1.5 1.8 2.0 2.2 2.4 2.3 2.2 1.8 1.4 0.9 0.7

1.4 1.0 0.8 0.8 1.0 1.4 1.8 2.1 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.3 2.1 1.6 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.6 1.2

2.0 1.6 1.3 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.6 2.0 2.3 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.2 2.2 1.9 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.8 2.1 2.4 2.7 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.3 1.9

2.6 2.3 1.9 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.5 1.8 2.1 2.5 2.7 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.3 2.1 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.8 2.0 2.3 2.6 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.0 2.6

3.1 2.8 2.5 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.5 1.7 1.9 2.3 2.6 2.8 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.7 2.5 2.3 2.1 2.0 1.8 1.8 1.8 2.1 2.4 2.8 3.1 3.3 3.4 3.2

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PHUKET TIDE TABLES 2011 Ko Thaphao Noi (Phuket)

SEPTEMBER 1

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Predicted heights of water in metres above lowest low water

Source: Hydrographic Department, Royal Thai Navy

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3.4 3.2 2.9 2.5 2.2 1.9 1.8 1.8 2.0 2.2 2.5 2.7 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.1 2.9 2.7 2.5 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.8 2.0 2.3 2.8 3.2 3.5 3.6

3.3 3.3 3.2 2.8 2.4 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.8 2.0 2.3 2.5 2.8 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.7 2.4 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.8 2.2 2.6 3.0 3.3

2.9 3.1 3.1 3.0 2.7 2.3 1.9 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.7 2.0 2.2 2.5 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.5 2.2 1.9 1.5 1.3 1.3 1.5 1.9 2.4 2.8

2.4 2.7 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.4 2.1 1.7 1.4 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.3 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.7 2.2

1.7 2.1 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.3 1.9 1.5 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.3 1.6 1.9 2.1 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.2 1.9 1.5 1.0 0.8 0.8 1.0 1.4

1.1 1.5 1.9 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.2 1.9 1.5 1.2 1.0 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.7 2.0 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.2 1.8 1.4 0.9 0.7 0.6 0.9

0.7 1.0 1.4 1.8 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.2 1.9 1.6 1.3 1.1 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.1 1.3 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.4 2.6 2.5 2.3 1.9 1.4 0.9 0.7 0.7

0.8 0.8 1.1 1.5 1.9 2.3 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.4 1.6 2.0 2.3 2.6 2.8 2.7 2.5 2.0 1.5 1.1 0.8

1.1 1.0 1.0 1.3 1.6 2.1 2.4 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.8 2.2 2.5 2.9 3.0 3.0 2.7 2.2 1.7 1.3

1.7 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.9 2.3 2.7 2.9 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.7 2.4 2.1 1.9 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.7 2.0 2.4 2.8 3.1 3.3 3.2 2.9 2.4 1.9

2.4 2.0 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.7 2.1 2.4 2.8 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.1 2.9 2.7 2.4 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.9 2.1 2.5 2.9 3.3 3.4 3.3 3.0 2.6

3.0 2.5 2.1 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.8 2.1 2.5 2.8 3.0 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.0 2.8 2.6 2.4 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.8 1.9 2.2 2.6 3.0 3.3 3.5 3.4 3.1

3.3 3.0 2.6 2.2 1.9 1.7 1.7 1.8 2.1 2.4 2.7 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.7 2.4 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.6 1.7 2.1 2.5 2.9 3.2 3.4 3.3

3.3 3.2 2.8 2.5 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.4 2.6 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.8 1.5 1.4 1.5 1.8 2.3 2.7 3.1 3.2

3.0 3.1 2.9 2.6 2.3 1.9 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.6 1.8 2.1 2.3 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.2 1.9 1.5 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.6 2.0 2.5 2.8

2.5 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.4 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.5 1.7 1.9 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.2 2.0 1.6 1.3 0.9 0.8 0.9 1.3 1.8 2.2

1.8 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.1 1.8 1.5 1.2 1.0 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.6 1.9 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.1 1.9 1.5 1.1 0.7 0.6 0.7 1.1 1.6

1.1 1.6 2.0 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.5 1.2 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.9 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.7 1.9 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.1 1.8 1.4 1.0 0.6 0.5 0.7 1.0

0.7 1.1 1.5 1.9 2.1 2.3 2.2 2.1 1.9 1.6 1.3 1.1 1.0 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.6 1.9 2.1 2.3 2.3 2.2 1.9 1.5 1.0 0.7 0.6 0.8

0.7 0.9 1.2 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.4 1.7 2.0 2.3 2.5 2.6 2.5 2.2 1.7 1.2 0.9 0.8

0.9 0.9 1.1 1.4 1.8 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.4 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.6 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.4 2.0 1.5 1.2

1.5 1.3 1.2 1.4 1.7 2.0 2.4 2.6 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.5 2.3 2.1 1.9 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.8 2.1 2.5 2.8 3.1 3.2 3.1 2.7 2.3 1.8

2.2 1.8 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.5 2.8 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.6 2.4 2.2 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.8 2.0 2.3 2.7 3.1 3.4 3.5 3.3 3.0 2.5

2.8 2.4 2.1 1.8 1.7 1.8 2.0 2.3 2.6 2.8 3.0 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.1 2.9 2.6 2.4 2.2 2.0 1.9 1.9 2.0 2.4 2.8 3.2 3.5 3.6 3.4 3.1

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Southeast Asia Pilot, 3rd Edition : Extract Extracted from The Southeast Asia Pilot (3rd Edition) cruising/sailing guide by Bill O'Leary & Andy Dowden – www.southeastasiapilot.com

Racha Islands

Racha Yai Bay

BILL O’LEARY

A RACHA YAI BAY 14 miles from Ao Chalong

This is one of the real tropical paradises of the area. A fine white sand beach is framed by a bay fringed on both sides with coral. The clear waters are a vivid aquamarine tending to turquoise. Most of the shallower part of the bay now has moorings and the only anchorage opportunity is in 10-15 metres on sand and calcified coral in the outer bay. Sandy patches do exist closer in, but care must be taken to avoid damaging the reef or fouling your anchor. The Racha Resort has installed a high season floating jetty in the southern corner where they run their boat operations from. The diving and snorkelling are excellent. The beach is frequented every day by dive boats and day trippers so, if you have crew leaving, opportunities for transportation back to Phuket are many. The evenings are peaceful after the day-trip boats have departed, making this a delightful night anchorage, following a spectacular sunset in this west facing bay. There are several walking tracks to other beaches and across the island. Dive tanks can be filled on the beach.

B RACHA YAI EAST 14 miles from Ao Chalong

RACHA ISLANDS Racha Yai lies 10 miles to the south of Phuket, with Racha Noi a few miles further. In local dialect they are often pronounced, and often written, as ‘Raya’, so don’t be confused. (Racha means ‘king’, yai is ‘big’, and noi means ‘small’). The Racha is a 5-star resort in the North West Bay of Racha Yai which is the first development of its kind on the island. There are also a few bungalows and restaurants on Racha Yai, concentrated near the north of the island. Longtail day trip boats make the journey to these islands from Phuket, and beach umbrellas are set up in anticipation. Excellent diving, snorkelling, and fishing are to be found all around this group.

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During the southwest monsoon, the east coast of Koh Racha Yai lends shelter for overnight stops in all but the strongest conditions. There is a deep water anchorage in 10-20 metres on a broken coral and sandy bottom. A few day dive boat moorings are available but are mostly too shallow for keelboats. It also affords access to two small beaches with excellent snorkelling and diving, although sometimes there are strong currents. A pleasant, easy 20-minute walk takes you through coconut plantations to the north and west beaches. Ashore is the Ban Raya resort.

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Southeast Asia Pilot, 3rd Edition : Racha Islands

C RACHA NOI WEST 21 miles from Ao Chalong

This is a good lunch destination from Koh Racha Yai in the northeast monsoon. Look for a deep water anchorage in 10-20 metres close to the small gap in the island; passage through this gap in a dinghy should only be attempted at high tide. There is good diving and snorkelling along the shores on a mainly rocky bottom. Fishing, trolling and bottom, are good.

D RACHA NOI EAST 23 miles from Ao Chalong

This anchorage in 15-20 metres is similar to that off Koh Racha Noi West. It makes a convenient daytime lunch stop during the southwest monsoon. The swimming, diving and snorkelling are great, with the added attraction of a sandy beach connected to a small rocky islet. Please take a garbage bag if you visit the beach as much flotsam and jetsam collect here.

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Toyota Fortuner (V)

Honda Accord V.6

930,000 THB

770,000 THB

Toyota Wish (Q) Limited 870,000 THB

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Isuzu D- Max

Honda New Civic

Toyota Yaris (S)

930,000 THB

435,000 THB

730,000 THB

518,000 THB

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Isuzu D-Max SLX

Nissan Tiida

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Feature Photos by Thanawut Makawan

Por Tor festival Offerings for Hungry Spirits

Many of the early settlers in Phuket were of Chinese descent. They were Fujian Chinese and became known here by their Thai name, Hokkian Chinese. They arrived from Singapore, Penang and mainland China itself. Originally they worked as tin miners in what is now the Cherng Talay area of the island. It was upon this industry that Phuket’s prosperity was originally built. Over the years, the Chinese and local cultures blended to create an exceptional fusion represented by Sino-Portuguese architecture, unique cuisine and distinctive dress and cultural traditions, which were then passed on from one generation to the next. Out of this melting pot of beliefs came new forms of traditional Chinese observances. One conspicuous example is the merit-making tradition (this means performing charitable acts for the purpose of spiritual enlightenment and self enhancement) called the Por Tor Festival. The festival is celebrated in the seventh Chinese lunar month which approximates to August or September in the western calendar. The Chinese believed that at this time the gates of Hades were opened so that the spirits of their ancestors could return to their former, earthly homes for a visit. This is contrary to Thai animist beliefs which normally class spirits as portents of bad luck. However, on this occasion the event is characterised as auspicious. Por Tor Kong (who is also known as the Gwan Yin Goddess) is one of those responsible for releasing the spirits and shepherding them back to Hades, after the end of their visit. During the festival each clan worships its own ancestors, making merit to show their gratitude for the contribution they made to the development of the present-day community. At this time children are admonished not to leave home after 6pm – it’s regarded as bad luck. Special offerings of food are made to appease the hungry ancestors. Dishes of steamed pork, duck and chicken represent the wish for

prosperity and plenitude, while yellow noodles symbolise the desire for longevity. Beautiful fruit carvings of animal figures and decorations of flowers with candles, are offered and incense is burned. An important and attractive feature is the offering of cakes made in the form of turtles – they come in all sizes. Originally they were made from semolina flour, and had a distinctive red dot on the shell. The turtle is a symbol representing long life, and the colour red, of course, is very auspicious for the Chinese. You really shouldn’t miss the opportunity to observe this celebration. It offers a unique insight into the cultural richness of the island’s past traditions. It's celebrated at the Por Tor Kong Shrine in Bang Neaw district, in the central area of Phuket town, on the road leading to the Saphan Hin mining monument (see Streets of Phuket, P95 B1). Stalls are set up featuring local games like darts, shooting galleries and a fishing game which is great fun for all ages. There’s a huge plastic tub filled with water and live goldfish and the idea is to try to catch the fish with a paper sieve. It’s harder than it sounds. Any fish you catch you can take home, but if you tear the paper and the fish escapes, then it’s 'game over', and somebody else gets to play. These games often offer prizes of stuffed animals and the like. They are, in the local view, a form of meritmaking in themselves. Temporary shops sell souvenirs and with all this focus on food there's plenty of it on offer – including those delicious and lucky turtle cakes! The shrine itself is beautifully decorated and plays are staged depicting the events on which the celebration is based. This really is an event that encapsulates the fascinating cultural inheritance of the Phuket people. 95 B1

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Recipe

Char Grilled Australian beef tenderloin with young greens, abalone mushrooms and potato purée

Ingredients • • • •

200 gm of beef tenderloin 50 gm of green asparagus 50 gm of green beans 50 gm of abalone mushrooms

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100 grams potatoes purée Fresh herbs Salt Pepper

To prepare steak, sprinkle with salt, black pepper and fresh herbs. Place on grill rack over high heat; grill for 5 minutes or until lightly charred. Carefully turn over; move to medium heat. Place steak on charred grill and grill 5-10 minutes or until the meat is medium cooked. and the asparagus and abalone mushroom, sprinkle with salt and pepper, grill along with the beef. Sauce • • • •

50 gm butter 200 gm veal or beef stock 100 gm red wine 2 shallots (eschalots) peeled & halved

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1 sprig thyme Bay leaf Salt Black pepper

Place all the ingredients except for the veal stock in a saucepan over a low flame and reduce by half. Add the veal stock and reduce the amount by half again. Potato purée • 300 gm potato • 50 gm whipping cream • 5 gm salt

• 100 gm butter • 5 gm white pepper

Place the potatoes in a large pan or pot and add enough water to cover by 1 to 2 inches. Add a generous amount of salt and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the potatoes are tender – about 30 minutes.

Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot. Place over low heat, shaking frequently, until any remaining moisture evaporates – about 1 minute. Meanwhile, in a small pan over low heat, heat the cream and using a potato masher or the back of a wooden spoon, mash the potatoes. They should be smooth without being overworked. Add butter and almost all of the cream mixture and salt and pepper to taste, then mix until combined. Taste and, if desired, add additional butter and/or cream mixture. Serve immediately. Serving The dish should be made from selected good products and best quality beef tenderloin. Finish the dish with fresh herbs and topped with sauce a smooth taste, aroma of red wine and serve. A glass of LITTLE YERING Pinot Noir red wine would be a perfect match

About Anurak Kanittharat (Chef Nut) Chef Nut is a highly motivated and results-oriented professional with exceptional kitchen skills and 15 years of experience in various kitchen departments. He started his career in the hotel industry with the Minor International Group in 2005 and joined Courtyard by Marriott Phuket at Kamala Beach in September 2010. Recently he was a chef at Anantara Resort Phuket, Mai Khao and was on the pre-opening team at the Anantara Resort Maldives, all part of the Minor International Group. Being a focused, hardworking, self-motivated and team-oriented professional, he is always willing to learn new skills in the food and beverage department. Being with Marriott he enjoy staking on new challenges and taking care of the guests. He sees people as the resort's most important asset. His team pays a lot of attention to detail and is keen to to innovate and be creative in serving customers. Awards • 1st place winner of Thai Fusion Food Samui Food Festival 2005 • Bronze Medal Award with honours of Hot Pasta Cooking Contest 2006 QSNCC For more information Courtyard by Marriott Phuket at Kamala Beach Tel: +66 (0)76 303000 (Kamala) www.courtyardmarriottkamala.com

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Around Phuket 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.

Mediterranean/Pacific Rim

Taste Restaurant on Surin Beach offers a Mediterranean Pan-pacific menu with beachside seating. The menu is dictated by love for food made with fresh ingredients. Favourites like Tamarind Glazed Barbequed Ribs, a family recipe of Nepalese Indian curry and Australian ribeye steaks has made Taste an expat favourite. Weekly specials offer innovative creations: Black Crab Ravioli with chive mousse, grilled sardines and Wing Bean Salad with bbq chili shrimp. Fresh fish, which comes daily from the markets is served in a variety of ways from the hot and tangy 3-spice fish, to the classic seared snapper with beurre blanc sauce. White snapper is prepared in a ginger white wine broth with Japanese accents, served with rice and sesame salad. Tuna is lightly grilled and prepared with mixed greens served with vinaigrette dressing. Taste creates a fine dining experience with causal beach ambiance and exudes beach chic, with attentive staff, great wines, and fabulous cocktails. The 99 baht happy hour (4-7pm) Mojitos are unbeatable. Taste is the perfect setting for private parties, weddings and corporate events. Open Tues-Sun 12:00 till late | Tel: +66 (0)76 270090, +66 (0)87 886 6401

Open Thu-Tue 12:00-24:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 340789, +66 (0)76 341768 On the coast road just north of Patong www.baanrimpa.com

Taste Restaurant

63 B5

On Surin Beach, left from parking lot, 3 restaurants down www.tastesurinbeach.com

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Around Phuket The Royal Kitchen

Chinese (Cantonese)

With spectacular and panoramic views of Patong and the Andaman Sea from the 25th floor of the The Royal Paradise Resort & Spa and the splendour of a glamourous setting with the unparalleled delights of Cantonese style Chinese food, The Royal Kitchen is a venue that is not to missd on any diner's list. Peking Duck, a traditional Cantonese favourite, is the signature dish of the house. A show of artistry sees the carving of the crisp skin into thin slices. Diners then wrap the succulent slices in a pancake with green onion, cucumber slices and a sweet sauce to savour.

Italian

Looking for a break from the tourist spots on Phuket’s west coast – and the best pizza on the island? Follow the locals to Salvatore’s, a rustic 'trattoria' in Phuket Town. Salvatore offers traditional Italian cuisine using only the finest fresh ingredients, such as linguini alla bottarga, sea bass in salt crust, gnocchi with fresh sausage and pizza baked in a wood-burning oven. Other specialties are created with local shellfish, like mouth-watering lobster ravioli and fettucini with crab. Start with the bruschetta, with 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. He personally shops for the vegetables and fish in local markets. The bread is baked daily; the pastas and sausages are home-made.

Other delicacies include the Hong Kong Beef which is fried three times, the final in a sweet sauce, that is served moist and tender, and is a delight to the taste. The Szechuan Soup holds ham and a variety of vegetables while the Asparagus and the Fried Rice with ham and vegetables provide a tasty complement to the meal.

Ask him about daily food specials as well as wine suggestions. Salvatore offers about 60 labels, including Sardinian wines.

Divine dishes in a traditional Chinese setting with unsurpassed views make The Royal Kitchen a dining venue to savour.

The service is warm and the ambience is friendly. But the real star is the food. Open 12-14:00, 18-23:00 Closed Mondays | Tel: +66 (0)76 225958

Open daily 11-14:00, 18-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 340666 25th floor, The Royal Paradise Hotel & Spa www.royalparadise.com

Salvatore’s

75 C2

Near the circle and fresh market in Phuket Town www.salvatorestaurant.com

81 C5

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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.

Baan Yin Dee

Fusion/International

Few destinations in the world can host an evening of enjoyment with sophisticated flair and unrivalled ambience. Unprecedented luxury and comfort characterise Baan Yin Dee. “Warm Welcome Home”, the English translation of Baan Yin Dee, is an apt name for this upscale retreat that truly is to be discovered. Traditional Thai hospitality, the pleasing sounds of the piano and the superb dinner make for a relaxing occasion. The international and fusion flare at BYD come alive in the dishes so delicately prepared and presented. The White Snapper in crispy Pancetta skin served with warm lentil salad and potato basil straw and the BYD Fusion, chicken breast stuffed with scallops and served with herb gnocchi and asparagus scented cherry tomato lay testimony to Chef Fabien’s creativity in preparing delectable delights.

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

An upscale venue catering to tourists and locals alike, BYD provides an unsurpassed dining experience. With superb food, piano music and hospitality in a stylish environment, it doesn’t get any better than this.

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

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

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

Climax Restaurant

123 D4

Muean Ngern Road south end of Patong www.baanyindee.com

74 G5

International

Climax Pool Dining & Music Lounge is located on the roof top of Patong’s newest design resort, Absolute Bangla Suites, and offers an extensive variety of dining options and drinks, in a chic and sophisticated fine dining restaurant while enjoying a bird’s eye view of Patong. Jose Luis Duran Sanles, the Director of Food and Beverage in Absolute Resorts & Hotels offers an extensive seductive and sensual western and Thai fusion menu along with exotic signature cocktails, which can be savoured in the al fresco setting. This ultimate high-class experience promises to arouse the senses with delectable appetizers, sumptuous seafood, succulent Climax imports, and tempting and desirable desserts. All of it with the warmest and hippest atmosphere on the island; along with the most friendly and kindest service you have ever experienced. With a seating capacity of 78, a drinks menu numbering in the hundreds and a VIP room, which can be used as a separate function room for private, corporate and special functions, Climax offers the ideal venue for any occasion. Open daily 07:30-11:00, Bar till 2 am | Tel: +66 (0)76 343612, +66 (0)86 855 8586 On the 5th Fl. of Absolute Bangla Suites on Bangla Road, Patong www.theclimax.net, Fb@absolutebanglasuites.com

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Around Phuket Mom Tri's Kitchen

International

Enjoy fine dining in an award winning restaurant set just above the rocks and overlooking Kata Noi Beach. Panoramic sea views combined with the sound of the waves below create a peaceful, sensually indulgent and romantic setting. Mom Tri’s Kitchen offers Thai and international cuisine served either on the open-air terraces, covered patio or Thai sala. Two exuberant menus offer delicious creations from Executive Chefs Darren and Sura. Popular dishes include hot crab soufflé, grilled tiger prawns, Phuket lobster and Angus beef tenderloin. Mom Tri's Villa Royale is the winner of the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for 5 years in a row and has over 700 labels including an extensive organic wine list and 16 wines by the glass. Guests can enjoy watching the sunset during happy hour from 6pm to 7pm and receive 50% discount on cocktails and beer. Situated on the only road into to Kata Noi, the entrance can easily be found on the hill between Kata Beach and Kata Noi Beach. Open from 7am to 11:30pm; reservations are recommended.

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VSET

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 Fine Dining Restaurant is a night time venue with a sophisticated yet intimate atmosphere. The food at PLUM is described best as “Mediterranean Fine Dining experience…down to earth”, a festival of flavours and tastes, rarely found nowadays. It is a hotel dining experience unlike any you've ever had with an emphasis strictly on fresh and organic products. 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… Plum Fine Dining18-23 Closed Mon Vanilla Sky 17–00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 337300

Open Daily 07:00-23:30 | Tel: +66 (0)76 333569

Mom Tri's Villa Royale, Kata Noi

Plum Fine Dining / Vanilla Sky Mediterranean/Tapas Bar

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

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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76 Bar Drink & Dine

Fusion/Western/Thai

A smart and stylish restaurant and bar with warm ambiance that has a homey feel to it yet is a place to eat, drink and be seen, 76 Bar Drink & Dine offers a relaxing occasion. Enjoy the sophisticated selection of cocktails such as the Mojito and the Vodkatini and savour the diverse and delightful Fusion Thai and Mediterranean cuisine and the fine wines from around the world. The Carpaccio of Wagyu Beef with chanterelles, asparagus, rocket and parmesan cheese and SautĂŠed Foie Gras on toasted brioche with vanilla honey and balsamic strawberry are superb starters while the Roasted Duck Breast served with mushroom risotto, peaches and Sichuan pepper jus and Angus Tenderloin served with porcini mushroom, rosti and Sangiovase sauce as equally satisfying entrĂŠes.

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.

Top it all off with a delectable dessert! The passion fruit and mango bavaroise with a rosa regale wine and watermelon granite as well as the perfect combination of white chocolate mousse, peach and pineapple delight with a glass of selected dessert wine offers harmonious delights with which to share.

The Scaloppine Al Vino Bianco Con Patate are two appetizing escalopes with white wine served with potatoes were perfectly cooked fillets of pork.

Open daily 06:00-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 343111

Open daily 17:30-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 289574

76 Bar Drink & Dine www.thenappatong.com

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For superlative Italian cuisine with the freshest of ingredients, be sure to try Da Vinci and discover a renaissance of food.

Centre of Nai Harn on the road to Rawai www.davinciphuket.com

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Around Phuket Baluchi

Indian

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. 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.

Modern Mediterranean/Asian

Often the ideal dining and nightlife venue has an unsurpassed beachfront setting with views of the Andaman Sea and the setting sun at dusk. Once a house nestled on the beach and known to locals as White Box due to its colour and shape, White Box offers is now a two and a half storey building that holds an outdoor rooftop bar and both an outdoor and air conditioned dining area on the first floor. Superlative dishes such as the Pan Fried Snowfish with Porcini and White Truffle Sauce and Wagyu Beef Tartare Classic are pleasing to the eye and tantalize the taste buds. After dinner, move to the roof top bar for an after dinner cocktail and to enjoy parties with the best Dj’s from Phuket and abroad.

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.

A superlative beachside location with views of Patong Beach that has a lively social and nightlife scene, an outstanding cuisine make White Box a venue to frequent.

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

Open daily 17:00-01:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 346271, +66 (0)76 680410

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

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This condo is located near Tesco Lotus and Central Festival and has private swimming pool and car park. One bedroom with kitchen and living room Less than 30 days includes maid service and room cleaning 1,500 THB per day. More than 30 days (minimum 6 months) 18,000 monthly excluding maid service.

Two bedroom with kitchen and living room Less than 30 days includes maid service and room cleaning 2,500 THB per day. More than 30 days (minimum 6 months) 28,000 monthly excluding maid service.

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White Box

75 B3

Past Novotel Resort after Sunset Resort on the beach side www.whiteboxphuket.com

Into the Sea

63 A3

Modern Logical Cuisine

Into the Sea, one of the restaurants at the Evason Phuket & Bon Island established its reputation by offering modern Mediterranean cuisine and a stunning panoramic view over the Andaman Sea. Raising the bar higher, Into the Sea’s Modern Logical Cuisine showcases the latest innovations in the form of new creative interpretations of a cuisine that has both visual and textural appeal. The taste and a focus on fresh, wholesome, local ingredients are paramount. The wine program, created by our sommelier, Harry Haan, has been granted the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for the second year in a row. After tasting literally hundreds of wines over the years we only approve a handful for the consideration. We taste the bad wines, so you don’t have to! We hope you get as much pleasure drinking our wines and eating our food as we do! Parking available directly at the restaurant. Please show this page at the entrance gate. Open Tues-Sat 18:00-22:30 | Tel: +66 (0)76 381010 ext 6

Evason Phuket & Bon Island, Rawai www.evasonphuket.com, restitsm-phuket@evasonresorts.com

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The Siam Supper Club

International

The Siam Supper Club is definitely an icon!! It screams the word. There are few places in the world that provoke such a sense of time and place. The venue is a long bar and grill that has become synonymous with the cool of a bygone age still leaving it's sophisticated imprint. It's cool... in the same way scotch on the rocks is cool. Beautiful... no glorious jazz filling the few empty spaces. One of the most interesting collections of sepia black and whites remain true to this same time and place. When one is at The Siam Supper Club, one has to give up the mantle of tourist or visitor and for a brief time assume the rank of resident or... Phuketian. For when you're at The Siam Supper Club you are well and truly placed in a subtley lit and timbered comfort zone where a cocktail is still a cocktail damn it, the wines are big and the fabulous food reminds you of how things used to be. Ah! The tropics!

Rossovivo Pizza Pasta Grill

Italian

Aptly named for its stylish and tasteful red interior, Rossovivo or red colour, is a recently opened Italian restaurant in Rawai. With its smart dÊcor and casual ambience along with a superb menu of authentic Italian cuisine, this place to dine is destined to turn heads and attract attention. Appetizers to indulge in are the Clams in garlic, lemon and white wine sauce and the Salmon Carpaccio with green peppers. Fresh seafood and accompaniments along with various Italian breads that are baked daily in the restaurant make for an unbeatable start. All the pasta is also freshly made at the restaurant and the Gnocchi with gorgonzola cheese and speck and Bolognese style Tagliatelle are a delicious combination of both pasta dishes. To top off the meal, go for a dessert drink – a Lemon Sorbet with vodka. Refreshing and pleasing to the tastebuds, it'll keep you asking for more.

Big wines. Fabulous food. Great music.

Rossovivo offers smart surroundings and superb food that is reasonably priced. Try it just once and you'll certainly be back again!

Open daily 18:00-01:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 270936

Open daily 11:00-15:30, 18:00-24:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 384686

Outside the gates of Laguna at Tinlay Place www.siamsupperclub.com

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Kan Eang@pier

Fisherman Way Business Garden, Rawai www.rossovivo.asia

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Seafood/Thai

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. 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 10:30-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)83 173 1187, +66 (0)76 381212 The pier of Chalong Bay www.kaneang-pier.com, kaneang-pier@hotmail.com

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Around Phuket Patong Seafood

International

Thai

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.

Kantok Restaurant offers you a natural and warm ambiance where traditional healthy food is matched with fun and exciting traditional dance. “The Kantok” table was originally used by the northern households welcoming guests of importance into their homes.

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.

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

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

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Kantok Restaurant

Enjoy our Thai classical dance show which runs everyday from 7 to 9pm and is accompanied by a Thai traditional orchestra. If you haven’t tried the best red duck curry in town or yet seen a Thai classical dance, it is well worth the effort of doing so. It is beautifully relaxing and an almost hypnotic way to enjoy the evening. Open daily 11:30-22:30 | Tel: +66 (0)76 370000

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Majesty Yachts embarked on their first tour of Asia and cruised from Singapore to Malaysia and Phuket and back. The boats were open to inspection and conducted sea trials. Tony Nixey, Managing Director of Go Boating Thailand, and his team were heavily involved in the whole tour and were requested by Gulfcraft to captain the yachts during the tour and arrange for marketing material to promote the yachts for the international media. Tony commissioned Helicam Co Ltd to obtain aerial images and High Definition Video that will be used for marketing and promoting the yachts. Tony remarked “the footage is excellent and allows his customers to see the boats in action from above. The Helicam crew launched the 5ft remote piloted helicopter from one of the yachts to achieve the aerial images. Preview the sample video go to the Helicam Channel on You Tube: www.youtube.com/HelicamAsia or contact Helicam on +66 (0)87 281 0451 / +66 (0)89 874 7464 For Majesty Yacht equieries: www.goboatingthailand.com Tel: +66(0)87 056 6301

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Palm House Primary School in Rawai Palm House’s philosophy is simple: to provide intelligent and quality primary teaching in environmentally aware and caring surroundings with an International curriculum that is both forward thinking and astute. Palm House is located in Rawai, making it the ideal option for families living and working in the South West of the island. Objectives

About the School

We aim to ensure the quality of our education by:

With the backdrop of the Andaman Sea and over an acre of grounds, Palm House School aims to provide children with an idyllic, caring and modern primary school experience. Using the IPC, delivered by experienced and driven teachers with a passion for their profession, Palm House will join the thousands of other IPC schools around the world in providing a stimulating and balanced curriculum in a logical and thematic manner.

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Providing The International Primary Curriculum (I.P.C.) for ages 5-11 years Providing and retaining highly qualified and experienced teaching staff Providing regular and honest student progress reports to parents Implementing clear communication lines between parents and teaching staff Providing up to date information concerning relevant school matters Enriching the I.P.C with Thai culture and language studies daily Providing English as a Second Language (ESL) support where necessary Providing a broad range of extra-curricular activities Encouraging the ethos of kindness, respect and a desire to discover the world around them • Promoting healthy and safe living and life habits

Facilities Palm House School provides purpose designed and built facilities in extensive tropical grounds that consist of: air conditioned classrooms with wireless internet and interactive whiteboards, reference library, outdoor hardcourt, grass playing field, large landscaped outdoor play area.

International Primary Curriculum The IPC focuses children’s learning on a combination of knowledge, skills and understanding. No one can properly predict the nature of work and life opportunities that will be available for today’s primary age children by the time they are adults. Many of the jobs they will have don’t yet exist; especially in the fields of ICT, technology and science. So the IPC focuses on a skillsbased approach, developing adaptable and resilient globally-minded learners, prepared for the fast-changing world that they’ll be living and working in. Phuket Educational Services Co., Ltd. 21/1 Moo 2, Soi Salika, Viset Road, T. Rawai, A. Muang, Phuket 83130 Tel: +66 (0)76 288630 Mobile: +66 (0)80 879 7173 Email: info@palmhouseprimaryschool.com Website: www.palmhouseprimaryschool.com

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Open daily 9:00 – 20:00 hrs. Tel: +66 (0)76 381010-7 100 Vised Road, Moo 2, Rawai 83130 Email: reservations-phuket-spa@sixsenses.com Website: www.evasonphuket.com

Spa

Six Senses Spa Our aim is to offer our clients a new kind of spa experience, one that is truly holistic, tailor-made and designed to rejuvenate and energise, and ultimately provide the knowledge, tools and support that is required to create a better quality of life for all. Special Package offer for Shop WINDOW on Lifestyle Special Price: 3,500 Baht Net/Person Six Senses Signature – Men’s Indulgence Herbal Steam & Sauna

30 min

Oriental Massage

50 min

Men's Facial

50 min

Foot Recovery

30 min

Healthy Tamarind Smoothie Drink

3 hrs

Six Senses Signature – Ladies Pampering Herbal Steam & Sauna The winner of several international awards including the Luxury Travel & Style Magazine, Australia as 10th Place Best Overseas Spa 2009, the luxuriously appointed spa at Evason Phuket & Bon Island is spread over three floors and sets a new standard in spa design. The Six Senses Spa provides a relaxing and revitalising experience as well as healing treatments and offers a comprehensive menu of signature treatments and specialist practitioner programmes for holistic wellness, rejuvenation and beauty. Using only natural products including therapeutic quality essential oils as the basis of the aromatherapy skincare products for most of the face and body treatments, skilled therapists create sensory journeys to rejuvenate and balance the senses. The aim of the spa is to offer clients a new kind of spa experience, one that is truly holistic, tailor-made and designed to rejuvenate and energise and ultimately provide the knowledge, tools and support that is required to create a better quality of life for all. It is our mission to deliver spa experiences that are both unique and memorable, and very much beyond expectations. The pyramid of six spheres used to identify Six Senses Spas, represents the philosophy that is fundamental to the human experience whereby the foundation spheres represent the three primary senses of sight, sound and touch. The second level balances upon this foundation by satisfying the more acute senses of taste and smell. The apex sphere symbolizes a sense of elation discovered only by balancing the first five – the unique experience of all senses elevated beyond expectations. Six Senses has created a body temple incorporating the principles of feng shui using fire and water, which delights beyond all expectations. The spa is open and spacious in design, utilising the beautiful outdoors for Asian style treatments and indoor treatment rooms for specialised and signature therapies. Couples treatment rooms with sunken Jacuzzis are available for mini day and day package getaways or a la carte treatments. All guests participate in a health assessment prior to the first treatment so that needs are identified and maximised results are achieved. A great importance is placed on the relaxation element of the spa experience and guests may stay in the spa to enjoy the sauna and herbal steam or rest in grass roofed salas. The Sense Spa endeavours to deliver experiences that are memorable and unique and and that exceed expectations. Discover a range of treatments to choose from and with advice from therapists, find options of body and beauty care, mind and body balancing and juice and herbal remedies.

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30 min

Manicure & Pedicure

100 min

Soothing Facial

50 min

Healthy Tamarind Smoothie Drink

3.5 hrs

Happy Hour 9am-1pm! Enjoy 20% discount off from a la carte treatments (Excluded Promotion Package, Massage of the month & Beauty treatments) *treatments to be finished by 2 pm Massage of the Month Pampering Price! 9am – 12 am Special Price Holistic, Oriental, Energizer 50 minutes Special Price 1,500 baht net (Normal Price 2,942.50 baht) *treatments to be finished by 1 pm Spa Local menu is available; please to contact spa reception for more information Reservation conditions: • Validity until 31st October 2011 • All prices are non–commission Prices are inclusive of 10% Service Charge & 7% Government Tax. 2.5% of each guest bill is pledged to Six Senses Carbon Senses Fund. A large reforestation project in Thailand that will not only mitigate carbon emissions, but also create local jobs, create wildlife corridors, increase awareness on forest and wildlife preservation, and restore biodiversity

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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

+66 (0)76 236663 +66 (0)76 381691 +66 (0)76 286100 +66 (0)76 396666-7 +66 (0)76 398200-5 +66 (0)76 284404 +66 (0)76 284760 +66 (0)76 333113 +66 (0)76 294500 +66 (0)76 275002-14

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

Index

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To Downtown

Tesco Lotus

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Open daily 09:00 – 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 Siamese capital, creates a haven of calm yet regal serenity. I felt I had left all my troubles behind. 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 Siamese 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.

“The Best Spa In Southeast Asia”

Some treatments & packages at Sukko Spa Relaxing Pleasure

150 min

Steam/Jacuzzi, Serenity Aromatherapy Body Massage, Stimulating Foot Massage, Tea for Time. Heaven of Silk

180 min

The particles of Thai silk powder are so small that they can be easily absorbed through the skin, helping to nourish and maintain it completely. This is a four-step treatment with Royal Thai Silk Body Mask, Wild Honey Milk Floral Bath, Aromatherapy Body Massage, Royal Thai Silk Facial Spa and Tea for Time. Celebrity’s Secret

180 min

Steam/Jacuzzi, Herbal Salt Body Scrub, Floral Milk Bath, Aromatherapy Body Massage, Exclusive Royal Thai Silk Facial Treatment, Floral Body Spray, Herbal Tea and Healthy Snack. Luxurious Desire

I was pampered with the ‘All-Soother’ package, a 2 1/2 hour experience that left me feeling relaxed and refreshed. This four-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 a traditional Thai massage, the pressure applied gently but firmly. "Is this pressure okay? 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. My last step, which came all too soon, was the Thai Herb Purifying Facial Treatment, using creams and herbs that left my face feeling smooth and glowing – and even looked good enough to eat! 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 ‘Muay Thai Chaiya’, a traditional and effective art of selfdefense. Parents who come to Sukko to relax can leave their kids at Suk Zon Kid's Club, where they will enjoy with a variety of fun yet safe activities. 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.

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Steam/Jacuzzi, Golden Sugar Body Scrub, Wild Honey Milk Bath, Jasmine Night Aromatherapy, Body Massage, Royal Thai Silk Facial Treatment, Stimulating Foot Massage, Tea for Time Romance Holiday

Half Day

Creating the ultimate love space for each other is a magical essence of love that will be a delightful reminder of your romantic holiday in Phuket. Start with a traditional “Sukko” culture and be welcome by “Flower Floating Ritual” : Float away the past stress and plan for the new bliss; “Thai Floral Water Greeting Ritual” Delightful ritual to wish you luck and joy; “Thai Element for Time Drink”; Balance the “Lom” – Wind Element, Spa consultation for “Love Celebration Package“: Steam & Jacuzzi Service, Golden Sugar Body Scrub, Rose of Love Aromatic Bath, Siam Jasmin Aromatherapy Body Massage, Exclusive Royal Thai Silk Facial Treatment, Thai Floral Water Body Spray, Relax with Tea for Time and Healthy Snack, including of Dinner “Seafood Basket” with Wine at the Suk Savoey Restaurant.

Location Kwang Rd.

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.

To Phuket Town

To Airport Big-C

Central Festival

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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

Lemongrass House 1

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To Bypass Rd. To Phuket City

CHALONG CIRCLE To Kata

CHERNGTALAY To Kamala

To Rawai

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Aquasys stone resin wash basin and bath

Stone resin product features

Is produced from a non-porous, hygienic, stain and chemical resistant, repairable material. The appearance of it will retain its original beauty for many years with minimum maintenance being required.

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For more information 81 Moo 5, Chalermprakiet Ror–9 Rd., T. Vichit, A. Muang, Phuket 83000 Tel: +66 (0)76 304460 Fax: +66 (0)76 304468 Web: www.hafele.co.th 54 C3

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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.

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2,000 sq m showroom Complete home fit-outs Contract packages to your budget Loose or built-in to your own design Huge selection of flat bamboo furniture Reclaimed teakwood furniture Extensive range indoor outdoor furniture Comprehensive range of patio furniture Sealy, and hotel mattresses Extensive range of fabrics, towels, bed linen Curtains and window blinds View of our 2,000 sq m showroom.

Household and home dĂŠcor items Floor and table lamps

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ALANNA YAMU

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Location Alanna Yamu overlooks Sapham Bay at Cape Yamu on Phuket’s East Coast. This location is favoured by those wishing to experience a more peaceful and relaxed environment. Cape Yamu has also become synonymous with privacy and luxury and Alanna delivers both.

and a dedicated storage area. The comfortable open floor plan extends to the upper floor sleeping areas. The spacious master bedroom has its own terrace and a stunning resort-style bathroom. The remaining two bedrooms also have ensuite facilities and ample storage space.

Classification

Design & Construction

From 22 million Baht (â‚Ź500k).

With concept, design and project direction by Original Vision and project management by local specialist, the Blue Acre the developers have used the highest quality materials throughout, making Alanna a solid investment for years to come.

Concept Thoughtfully designed to offer a serene tropical island lifestyle, Alanna Yamu was conceptualised by award winning architects, Original Vision. Large, wide frontage, open plan indoor living areas spill onto generous terraces, each with a private infinity swimming pool. To match the exceptional design, Alanna has been built to the highest quality and by careful selection of materials and finishes is proving to require very little maintenance. The overriding principle is quality in design, detailing and construction married with a great sense of space.

Space Alanna is a boutique development of only twelve three bedroom duplexes ranging from 324-345 sqm. Each has an open plan lower level incorporating the living, dining, and kitchen areas that seamlessly open onto deep pool terraces. Also at this level are a study, guest bathroom, a generous utility room

About the Developer Original Blue Island Villas is a joint venture development company created by Original Vision, The Blue Acre and a few like-minded investors, with the goal of developing high quality homes and apartments in Phuket. We pride ourselves in our uncompromising approach to design and our dedication to produce the highest achievable quality in our finished products.

Management Full estate management services are provided by CBRE.

Contacts Tel: +66 (0)76 271297, +66 (0)81 397 7253 Email: sales@alannayamu.com www.alannayamu.com

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VANICH BAYFRONT VILLA

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Location This property is set in 1.5 Rai (approximately 2,400 sqm) of land on Cape Panwa with stunning views over the sea and of the islands to the east and southeast of Phuket Island. It is conveniently situated to be within easy reach of schools, hospitals and shopping yet in an idyllic private and secluded location.

Classification The property is offered at 6.5 million US Dollars, or nearest offer. For sale by the owner. The property is fully furnished to the highest standard with classic, period and antique furniture and carpets, which are included in the price.

Concept The property was designed by a Chiang Mai architect who incidently also designed the Regent (now 4 Seasons) hotel in Chiang Mai. Construction of the residence took a period of two years and is structurally extremely strong. The grounds were lovingly landscaped with large trees and many fruit trees to give a really country estate feel to the property. The property is Thai style on the outside whereas the inside is full of teakwood and imported marble in typical European style.

The second floor features the entrance hall and large reception area with marble floor and sweeping staircase to the floor above. This floor has three rooms, a study or library, one bedroom in “empire” style and one French style, all filled with antique furniture. The lower floor was originally designed as the servants’ quarters but with four rooms they are so extensive as to be able to be converted for any number of uses . There is currently a bedroom, living room, utility room and a kitchen plus a separate 100 sqm office. A waterfall feature hides a wine cellar or storage area. The property boasts 10 telephone lines and extensive satellite TV facilities with four receiving dishes giving upwards of 250 channels. All areas are fully air conditioned using cassette style ceiling units which ideally blend with the sumptuous surroundings. This is a home of distinction probably suited for an ambassador or a governor and one could easily imagine this mansion hosting superb garden parties.

Package The property is available with full freehold title under a Thai company.

Space The top floor has an approximately 250 sqm master bedroom with views of sunrise and sunset over superb ocean scapes. The 3rd floor has an expansive living and dining area covering about approximately 200 sqm and a Japanese room with expensive teakwood used throughout.

Contacts Tel: +66 (0)85 064 4806 (Agent welcome) Email: info@luxury-phuket-villas.com www.luxury-phuket-villas.com

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LOCH PALM VILLAS

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Location Within a short putt of the 13th green, and with an expansive view of Loch Palm Golf Course and lakes, this property is a golfer’s dream home or eminently suitable for someone wishing to relax in a quiet location yet close enough to be able to be at major shopping centres, schools, hospitals and even Patong’s nightlife within a 10 minute drive.

Classification The property is offered at 43 million Baht for sale by the owner. The property is also available for long term (6 month+) rental May – October 180,000 Baht monthly; November – April 250,000 Baht monthly.

Each guest bedroom is fully ensuite and also each has their own separate large patio and garden area ideal for relaxing in private. A large living room also opens directly onto the patio and swimming pool and a poolside area suitable for BBQ and relaxation. The garden has a lawned area and ornamental water garden. The kitchen is fully fitted with expansive cupboard space with gas hob/oven plus extraction and enough preparation space to cater for any party. Separate maid accommodation has a bedroom, kitchen and inside dining and outside cooking and dining area. A separate maids entrance makes for convenient and unintrusive access.

Space With a total usable area of 1,650 sqm (living area 335 sqm and external area 250 sqm), The property boasts a master bedroom plus three guest bedrooms. The large master bedroom has a full ensuite bathroom with shower and bath and walk-in changing area and has uninterrupted views over the golf course with full width sliding windows which open straight onto the patio and the 12 metre pool.

There are a number of covered parking spaces within the gated and walled compound with full 24 hour security guard. The property is airconditioned in all rooms and has full services and has three telephone lines and internet connection.

Package Available with full freehold title under a Thai company.

Contacts Tel: +66 (0)85 064 4806 (Agent welcome) Email: info@luxury-phuket-villas.com www.luxury-phuket-villas.com

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KRABI SUNSET

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Location Located in a premium beachfront land at Haad Yao Beach with a spectacular panoramic view. The beach is accessible directly from the villas, which are truly a privilege that you can own. There is easy access from the airport and shopping areas.

Price Range Beachfront Villas with common pool start from 6.9 million Baht. Condos start from 3.1 million Baht. (Good for investment, good capital gain in approximately 3 years.)

Concept Krabi Sunset, the name says it all. You will have the utmost relaxing holiday in your own villa with a feel like home with a hotel managed facility. We offer both Thai contemporary design and new modern design. New launch on 41 condos with a fantastic sea view. Furniture package can be offered to all units.

Design & Construction Krabi Sunset offers various designs to maximize your preferences, the absolute beach front villas, to detached houses located 700 metres from Haad Yao Beach. We have houses that are already built and ready for purchase and also off plan projects.

About The Developer Krabi Sunset has been in business since 2004 and have gained overseas recognition on good quality construction and after sale on site maintenance management, villa rental program provided.

Management Krabi Sunset has our own management company who can personally take care of the villas as if they were our own. First class service with 24 hr security service, wireless internet, satellite TV, housekeeping, gardening, manager on site. CafÊ’ and wine cellar and a traditional spa are provided.

Contacts Krabi Sunset Properties Group Tel: +66 (0) 8 1797 3401, +66 (0) 8 1968 3140 Fax: +66 (0) 7581 8121 Email: yoon@krabisunset.com, krister@krabisunset.com Website: www.krabisunset.com

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KARON BUTTERFLY

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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 Flower studio apartment start from 2.4m Baht and Butterfly apartment, from 1 to 2 bedrooms, start from 4.2m Baht.

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

one bedroom (some unit in open plan) with garden or balcony. Behind the bedroom is 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 studio has sea-view or garden-view.

Specification

About The Designers

Concept

At the end of February 2010, the first phase of the project was completed: Building F with 9 apartments on the ground floor all with exclusive gardens. The first floor units all have a balcony where you have the possibility to install a jacuzzi aromotherapy. The second floor units have, over the balcony, the possibility to have an exclusive roof area. The second phase of the project, Building G where there will be 6 apartments all have the following facilities - 300 sqm swimming pool with jacuzzi, fitness and wellness centre. At the end of January, begining of February 2011, building "G" was completed. In our project, "Karon Butterfly", it was thought to accomplish in building "E", a different type of apartment called "Flower Studio". They are apartments on three levels, from 35 to 57 square metres and consist of a kitchen corner with

The Italian Studio Tecnico Associato Architetti Rubelli e Gussago (segreteria@ architettirubelliegussago.it) has worked together with Thai architects SRYT ikon STUDIO (sryt@windowslive.com) to design the project. See www. architettirubelliegussago.it for details of other projects undertaken.

Contacts SUER Real Estate Co., Ltd Patak Rd., Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100 Tel/Fax: +66 (0) 8 6471 3791 Mobile: +66 (0) 8 1892 0247 Pok 089 973 1863 Email: sales@karonbutterfly.com Gianluca 084 923 2953 Email: margianlu@hotmail.it Website: www.karonbutterfly.com

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WINGS

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Location Located in quiet, natural surroundings in an historical area of Phuket near Layan and Bangtao beaches, the 14 secluded single-story private homes are akin to a collection of artworks – lovingly designed to offer a sanctuary of peace and inspiration.

Price Range Starting price from 4.99 Million Baht.

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

About the Developer

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

Space The homes each cover 137 square metres (sqm) with at least half of the area dedicated to outdoor living, including a 23.48sqm 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.

The Twovillas Group namesake comes from the union of talented architects, interior designer, and property experts. Confident in their vision to create stylish yet practical private pool residences. The Twovillas Group is a team of creative, forward-thinking property developers with a 20-year track record of experience and who have so far created 19 residential environments in Phuket's Naiharn, Bangtao, and Panwa Bay coastal area.

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.

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.

Contacts Place & Space Co., Ltd. 100/1000 Moo 5, Rassada, Muang, Phuket 83000 Tel: +66 (0) 8 3595 5255, +66 (0) 7626 1999 Fax: +66 76 261541 Email: wings@twovillas.com Website: www.twovillas.com

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GREEN HILL VILLAS NEAR PIA DAY SCHOOL Spe

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Location Green Hill Villas near PIA Day School location has been carefully selected to complement the lifestyle of families wishing to live in Phuket. Living opposite Phuket International Academy Day School means lengthy school runs are a thing of the past. The convenient location also means that trips to the airport, Nai Yang Beach, Blue Canyon Golf Course, Ton Sai Waterfall and local markets are all within a 10 minute drive.

Price Range Green Hill Villas near PIA Day School range from 16.5 to 18.7 million Baht

Concept Green Hill Villas near PIA. Day School is a small development of 4-7 bedroom villas and building area are 460 sqm. All villas are finished to international standards with choice materials used throughout. Each villa has a generous garden, infinity swimming pool and various options are available.

Design & Space Experience homes constructed for foreigners and relax in a luxury Thai-Bali style villa. All areas of the house are perfect for living with beautifully designed gardens, a beautiful view of mountains and nature while being very private. All this uniquely harmonious living is what you can get from the Green Hill Villas Phuket near PIA Day School.

About The Developers Green Hill Villas Phuket near PIA Day School is a project under construction by the Force Construction Company, a company that has experience with high living for foreigners in Phuket. Force Construction Company has expertise in design, construction and selection of suitable materials, all of which emphasize the natural beauty of the environment.

Contacts Sales Office Opposite to PIA Day School, Thalang, Phuket 83110 Tel: +66 (0)81 396 9307, +66 (0)83 391 3669, +66 (0)87 468 0580 Email: forcepkt@yahoo.com www.greenhillvillasphuket.com

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Location Banyan Tree Residences is located at Banyan Tree Phuket Resort within Laguna Phuket. The resort is only a 20 minute drive from Phuket International Airport. Comprising 150 luxurious villas fringing a saltwater lagoon and the sandy beaches of Bangtao Bay, Banyan Tree Phuket has earned the honour of being voted one of the ‘World’s Best Places Stay ’by Conde’ Nast Traveler Gold List.

Price Range Banyan Tree Residences Phuket comprises two-bedroom Pool Villas at USD $1,745,000, to one or two-bedroom DoublePool Villas, which start from USD $2,200,000

Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts worldwide. At Banyan Tree Residences Phuket, the owners will also receive a complimentary Golf Club Membership at Laguna Phuket Golf Club.

Design & Construction Banyan Tree is designed with eco-friendly lifestyle homes to lavish and grace your standard of living, imbued with the unique sense of Eastern and Western influence, along with the traditional and contemporary, taking into account the social ties and economic necessities that contribute to the importance of congenial communal living.

About The Developer Concept Banyan Tree Residences provide an opportunity to invest in your own signature villa, townhouse or apartment in four highly sought-after locations − Bangkok, Bintan, Lijiang and Phuket. Residence owners receive a worry-free lifestyle investment with an annual fixed return of 6% for 6 years, or share of actual room revenue with the potential to provide an appreciated investment in the years to come.

Laguna Resorts & Hotels Public Company Limited entered into resort development with the acquisition of the Laguna Phuket site in the early 1980s. The company has gained a reputation as a responsible developer whose interests combine hotels and real estate with an emphasis on quality and environmental protection.

Benefits

Management

The owners will receive 60 days complimentary use of their property every year and are also entitled to the Exchange Programme and membership to the exclusive Banyan Tree Residence Club, which gives privileges at other

Banyan Tree Residences is managed by Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, a leading international operator in the boutique resort and spa industry, founded in 1994. The Banyan Tree is a renowned Asian brand that is synonymous with prestige and luxury, dedicated to provide highly affluent travelers with premier resort experience and the highest standards of service.

Contacts Banyan Tree Residences 390/1 Moo 1, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110 Tel: +66 (0) 7636 2333 Fax: +66 (0) 7636 2334-5 Email: residences@banyantree.com Website: www.banyantreeresidences.com

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LAGUNA VILLAGE

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Location

Design

An exclusive residential option idyllically situated amidst lush verdant landscaping and only 5 minutes from Bangtao Beach. Laguna Village offers five distinctive waterfront properties: Deluxe Residences, Laguna Residences, Deluxe Townhomes, Laguna Townhomes, Laguna Village Villas, and The Lofts at Laguna Village

Laguna Village features residential properties designed in a Thai contemporary style. Detached homes, semi-detached homes and duplex condominiums are available.

About The Developers

The total area available is from 85 to 1,700 sqm with prices ranging from USD $250,000 to USD $1,800,000.

Laguna Resorts & Hotels Public Company Limited, an organization internationally recognised by investors and tourists alike as a responsible developer whose interests combine hotels and real estate with an emphasis on quality and environmental protection.

Benefits

Management

Villa owners receive complimentary membership to Laguna Phuket Golf Club, plus Residents’ Privilege card to access the facilities of all seven Laguna Phuket hotels and villas. Laguna Village provides resort management and owners also have the option to place their villa into the optional rental pool programme.

Laguna Village’s rental program is managed by Outrigger Enterprises Group, who specialize in the planning, development, management and marketing of full service resort hotels, condominium resorts and vacation ownership resorts throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Price Range

Contacts Laguna Property Centre, Canal Village 390/1, Moo 1, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110 Tel: +66 (0) 7636 2333 Fax: +66 (0) 7636 2334-5 Email: property@lagunaproperty.com Website: www.lagunavillage.com

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NAI HARN BAAN-BUA

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Location Baan Bua is peacefully nestled on the southern most tip of Phuket Island with only a few minutes drive to the splendid powdery, clear blue watered beach known as Nai Harn Beach. Nearby Rawai and Chalong Bay offer various activities along the pier and surrounding areas including banks, restaurants, shops and local markets. 40 mins from Phuket airport.

Baan-Pattama: Our latest project with a unique design in a charming environment. The four luxury villa types range from 120 to 305 sqm comprising 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms. The master bedroom is adjacent to the private pool and jacuzzi overlooking the waterfront view. The spacious pool terrace and covered outdoor seat enhance outdoor living for relaxation.

Price Range

About The Developer

Baan-Bua prices range from 29 to 49.9 million Baht and Baan-Pattama from 7.6 to 18.9 million Baht.

With 15 years in the property development, Nai Harn Baan-Bua has established a high quality development over the past 10 years with 60 houses complete. Recognized as a responsible development with an emphasis of international standards re construction quality, environmental protection whilst providing a unique lifestyle at great value.

Concept With high international construction quality and standards, the villas are set in a spacious lush tropical landscape offering a tranquil and safe environment – the signature concept being that of a Thai-Balinese architectural development. Be part of creating your dream home with unlimited innovative personalized features re design – resulting in individuality and uniqueness to the property as a whole.

Design & Space By combining traditional Thai-Balinese architecture, the villa design takes full advantage of the surrounding environment and natural weather elements whilst offering all the conveniences of modern living. The result is a natural tropical, relaxing villa to call home – designed with your specifications.

Rental & Management Nai Harn Baan-Bua is managed by All About Residences Co. Ltd, which maintains an on-site office. A wide selection of rental villas from 1 to 4 bedrooms are available for rent. The property management services are on offer to fit all residents’ requirements, including 24-hour security, common area maintenance and all aspects of individual residential services and maintenance.

The Legal Package Nai Harn Baan-Bua offer both freehold and leasehold options.

Baan-Bua: This project offers various design and land lot sizes. We can tailor make your dream by working together on design specifications to add that personal touch. Land areas ranging from 868 to 1,979 sqm with the house areas ranging from 450 sqm.

Contacts 123 A1 Nai Harn Baan-Bua Development 24/28 Moo 1, T. Rawai, A. Muang Phuket 83130 Tel: +66 (0) 7638 8136, +66 (0) 7628 9261-3 Fax: +66 (0) 7638 8103 Mobile: +66 (0) 8 9871 3773 Email: info@naiharnbaanbua.com Website: www.naiharnbaanbua.com

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88 LAND & HOUSES PHUKET

Location 88 Land & Houses 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 tourist spots. Easy access to major department stores such as Central Festival, Tesco Lotus, Big C, Index Living Mall and Homepro 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.

Price Range Prices start from an affordable 5.8 million Baht.

life at home as here your extraordinary surroundings will transform every day into a perfect holiday with a superbly designed, large and well-appointed home that is designed to feel like a stylish resort, set in a lush and shady tropical oasis and with access to a complete set of modern facilities that is sure to meet your lifestyle requirements.

Specification Three and four bedroom residences with 3 bathrooms, some with family room and study with maid quarters and all having double car space under cover and with living space from 144 sqm to 200 sqm with balconies and landscaped gardens. Each home is beautifully built and decorated with high quality materials.

Concept 88 Land & Houses is a secluded residential estate, sitting amid vast verdant green gardens where you can breathe in the luxury of pure air. The estate features just 48 beautiful homes in a pleasant and exclusive social environment, supported by the superior standards of service delivered by Land and Houses.

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.

Space Sprawling communal gardens, featuring and exercise area and children's playground allow you to maintain a healthy as well as enjoy family fun, whilst state-of-the-art, 24 hour security system complete with CCTV and entrance key cards, makes certain that you are safe at all times. Live a luxury resort-style

Contacts 88 Land & Houses Sales Office 88/1 Moo 5, Chaofa Road West, Chalong, Muang, Phuket 83130 Tel: +66 (0) 7652 1888, +66 (0) 7638 3888 Fax: +66 (0) 7652 1555 Email: info@lhphuket.com Website: www.lhphuket.com

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KATA ROCKS

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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 high-end residential projects in London. Out of entries from 21 countries, the Kata Rocks development has won several international awards in 2010 including Highly Commended for Best Development in Thailand and Best Apartment in both Thailand and Asia Pacific. The architect is the 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) 7628 4750 Email: info@katarocks.com Website: www.katarocks.com

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ANCHAN VILLAS

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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 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 neighborhoods 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 Price start from 19.7 milion Baht.

Concept Nestled in one of Phuket 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 villa built up area start from 515 to 539 sqm and rest on similarly size plot from 768- 933 sqm. The master bedroom is separated from the main living room. Our standard house plan offer 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 bedroom 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 Propery Co., Ltd. Khun Joop Saetiw, Sales Director Mobile: +66 (0)81 797 0552 31/13 Moo. 4, Tambol Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket, 83110 Tel: +66 (0)76 362600-1 Fax: +66 (0)76 362602 Email: info@anchanvillas.com Websites: www.anchanvillas.com

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EVA BEACH BY EVA GROUP

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Location

Design & Construction

Set on the beachfront, 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 Narn 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 August 2011 are available. Show unit available for inspection. Phase 2 Sea view villas available to purchase off plan. 30 year construction guarantee.

Price Range This 22 villa beachfront 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. Teak wood, natural rock, Italian marble, imported Belgium windows and doors, German sanitary items, smart electric control, video call system are standard. The project was created to be environmentally friendly and gives a lot of possibilities for outdoor activities.

About the Developer The Eva Group is a developer and construction company. Over the last 10 years we have been involved in extensive list of property developments in Phuket and Phang Nga. Our three recent successful developments boast high standard quality, prime location and very competitive price per sqm. Full complex service, including: consultancy, architectural work, documentation, and the construction of private houses and estates.

Management The Eva Group management team provide 24 hour beach and entrance security, estate maintenance including gardening and pool service. Rental program available.

Contacts Sales Office Soi Friendship, Rawai Tel: +66 (0) 8 9588 1919, +66 (0) 8 8756 0382 Email: sales@thai-evagroup.com Website: www.thai-evagroup.com

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THE EVA BY EVA GROUP

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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 Narn Beach. The project located in 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 4 houses are available with 3 and 4 bedrooms on a 600 sqm built-up area and living area of 357 sqm. Prices range from 17.9 up to 19.9 million Baht.

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

About the Developer The Eva Group is a developer and construction company. Over the last 10 years we have been involved in an extensive list of property developments in Phuket and Phang Nga. Our three recent successful developments boast high standard quality, prime location and very a competitive price per sqm. Full complex service, including: consultancy, architectural work, documentation, and the construction of private houses and estates.

Management

Design & Construction Phase 1: Completed and sold out. Show unit is available for inspection. Phase 2: Under construction, completion scheduled in December 2011. 30 year construction guarantee.

The Eva Group management team provide 24 hour security, estate maintenance including gardening and pool service. Rental Program available.

Contacts Sales Office Soi Friendship, Rawai Tel: +66 (0) 8 9588 1919, +66 (0) 8 8756 0382 Email: sales@thai-evagroup.com Website: www.thai-evagroup.com

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Location Located in a peaceful area only 30 metres from the beach front on the southern east coast. 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 Narn 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 8 houses in a secure estate, 30 metres from the beach. Last unit available. 2 bedrooms over 155 sqm built up and 132 sqm living space. Private and common 20m long pool. Price 8.5 million Baht.

Specification Two storey house comprising 2 bedrooms. The living room is contiguous to the private pool and waterfall overlooking the garden. Attractive high ceiling design in bedroom with wood floor finishing. The developer has put a lot

of attention on quality building and finishes. All materials are long lasting and low maintenance. The project has been created to be environmentally friendly and gives a lot of possibilities for outdoor activities.

Design & Construction Completion of last unit is scheduled for July 2011. Show unit is available for inspection. 30 years construction guarantee.

About the Developer The Eva Group is a developer and construction company. Over the last 10 years we have been involved in extensive list of property developments in Phuket and Phang Nga. Our three recent successful developments boast high standard quality, prime location and very competitive price per sqm. Full complex service, including: consultancy, architectural work, documentation, and the construction of private houses and estates.

Management The Eva Group management team provide 24 hour security, estate maintenance including gardening and pool service. Rental Program available.

Contacts Sales Office Soi Friendship, Rawai Tel: +66 (0) 8 9588 1919, +66 (0) 8 8756 0382 Email: sales@thai-evagroup.com Website: www.thai-evagroup.com

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NAITHON : Great investment opportunity to either live in or rent out. Plots start at 600 sqm with 3 bedrooms and private pool. Only 1.8 km from Naithon Beach and close to the airport. Best value for money product so don't miss out!

Care for a Swing?

from 3.7m THB

from 2.9m THB

PATONG : If Patong is where you want to live then this is where you'd want to sleep! Very conveniently located project by a reputable developer, only minutes to anywhere in Patong. Great rental potential & under construction!

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KATHU : Designed by one of Phuket's most respected architects, this development promises not only clever, eco-friendly architecture but also decorative beauty to rival the wonderful natural surroundings. It's truly refreshing...

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KAMALA : Conveniently situated within Kamala's hillside yet only walking distance to the Kamala Beach, this new investment opportunity offers a fresh new design concept that prioritizes green space and healthy living.

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EAST COAST : Lavishly high quality villa with awe-inspiring views at only 5 min to town! Best of all, it's value for money. This house would command twice this price on the west coast. Private beach access and boat mooring.

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PHUKET TOWN : A one of a kind property located within a quiet area of Phuket Town. Equipped with every imaginable amenities, this home will surely please you. Immaculately designed with Feng Shui in mind. Must see to believe!

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Modern Sea View Home from 22m THB

First Khao Lak Condo from 1.9m THB

KARON : Located within a residential area on the slopes of Karon, these excessively large apartments offers both convenience and tranquility at an affordable price.

PATONG : These modern attached homes offer great convenience as they are located on the hillside overlooking Patong. Amenities in these stylish homes include private pool, rooftop sala, BBQ area, movie room and more. Worth a visit!

KHAO LAK : This is the first foreign freehold condominium project located in Khao Lak, at only 180 metres from the beach and set within a tourist area offering convenience and potentially up to 20% rental returns annually.

Our Information Centre

Our Property Booth, Central

KATA : Located on Kata's beach front road, our information centre allows you to have all your real estate-related questions answered. Computers and internet have also been made available for your convenience, free of charge.

PHUKET CITY : Do visit us at our booth in Central (2nd floor by the Banks). Our representatives will happily provide you with all the details on what's available and guide you through the process of investing here.

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Karon Apartments

Lushful Development

from 4m THB

KHAO LAK : Located in Khao Lak, this beautiful project offers a total of 16 homes that will be operated in a resort style and set in a beautiful tropical background. If it is peace and tranquility you are looking for then this is it...

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The Heights from 200,000 THB/month

The Heights from 100,000 THB/month

Aspasia

KATA : Luxury penthouse apartment with incomparable views. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a private lap pool. Fully furnished. Available to rent either long term or short term.

KATA : This sea view two-bedroom condo is situated at The Heights in Kata. Its 226 sqm living area includes a large balcony overlooking the shared infinity pool and Kata Bay. Long term or short term lease available.

KATA : This is a fully furnished 2 bedroom apartment (210 sqm) at The Aspasia in Kata with stunning ocean views in all bedrooms. The apartment comes with private car park and has direct beach access.

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Pool Villa

80,000 THB/month

KATHU : Baan Suan Loch Palm is ideally located on the edge of Loch Palm Golf Club. It's just few minutes drive to British International School. This is a fully furnished 3 bedroom pool villa. Long tern lease only.

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KATHU : Overlooking the 9th fairway at Loch Palm Golf Course, this 4 bedroom villa with large comfortable rooms has wonderful views of the golf course, the lakes and the mountains surrounding the Kathu valley.

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LAGUNA : Asian modern style villa especially designed for luxury getaways. Close to the beautiful beach of Nai Harn. The villa is built to the highest standards having 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, large swimming pool and sala.

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Loch Palm

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LAYAN : Large, luxury apartment in Layan Gardens with 3 en-suite bedrooms, wrap-around private covered terraces, large lounge and fullsize open-plan kitchen. The apartment has been furnished to a high standard.

Laguna

KALIM : 165.78 sqm, totally built, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fantastic view of Kalim and Patong Beach, the apartment comes with private plunge pool. Fully furnished as well as internet and cable connections available.

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KARON : 1 bedroom fully furnished apartment available for short or long term rental. The facilities include swimming pool, fitness gym, restaurant and club house.

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BOAT LAGOON : Modern water front town homes in the popular Boat lagoon. 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and an office. Each home has a 6 metre private boat berth and also comes with membership to the Boat Club at Boat Lagoon.

Bangtao

90,000 THB/month

BANGTAO : Les Palmares has 14 villas completed and are all residential. Villa number 5 (3 bedrooms) is fully furnished and comes with internet connection, cable TV, washing machine and maid service.

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KATA NOI : If you like Kata Noi Beach, this 3 level 3 bedroom townhome directly on the beach is perfect. Only 2 remaining units.

Istana Estate

from 4.2m US

NAI THON BEACH : Each of the 19 palatial residences at Istana Phuket is a one-of-a-kind architectural masterpiece strategically nestled on large land plots ranging from 1,550 sqm to 3,527 sqm. Ultimate quality.

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The Heights Resale

21.5m THB

KATA : 2 bedroom 2 bathroom 195 sqm foreign freehold C unit available for private resale. Wonderful ocean views, fully furnished and ready to move right in.

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Kata Noi Beachfront

25m THB

KATA : Stunningly beautiful 2 bedroom 2 bathroom 220 sqm B unit with the coveted foreign freehold title available for private resale. Fully furnished. Great investment and rental property.

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KATA : A fabulous 420 sqm duplex penthouse unit on the very top row of the Heights development is available for private resale. Incomparable views. Over 5M Baht of luxurious furnishings included.

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SURIN : A beautiful traditional Thai style luxury villa with fabulous ocean views perched high above Surin Beach in an exclusive secure estate. The centerpiece is a deep blue infinity pool offering breathtaking sea views.

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Ocean View Villa

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RAWAI : One of Phuket's best ocean views with this luxuriously appointed 2 bedroom condominium overlooking Chalong Bay and the islands. Ideally located on the 6th floor of a 7 storey building.

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KATA BEACH : Situated a few paces from the beach on a west facing site overlooking Kata Beach, this spacious 210 sqm 2 bedroom apartment offers uninterrupted sunset views of the Andaman Sea.

8.9m THB

KATA : Very large, light and bright one bedroom condo at The Aspasia for resale. Corner unit with many upgrades and extended living area out to the terrace. Only 100 metres to Kata Beach. Motivated seller.

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AO PO : Spacious 2 bedroom 160 sqm ocean view condo in a low density development. Fully furnished.

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KATA BEACH : Luxurious fully furnished one bedroom 85 sqm apartment with stunning ocean views overlooking Kata Beach. Walk to the beach.

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Absolute Beachfront

7.9m US

CAPE YAMU : This majestic oceanfront villa with private beach sits on a vast 5,000 sqm lot and is an ideal family or holiday home. Nestled on a peninsula on the East coast's most exclusive development at Cape Yamu.

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Condominium

THB 6,000/night

RAWAI (L936) : Rare 2-0-37 rai beachfront land in Rawai facing views of Bon Island and Chalong Bay. 5 minutes from Tesco Lotus Rawai. Suitable for resort or residential project. Freehold. Chanote

LAGUNA : The Lofts at Laguna Village offer a superb investment opportunity with 1-3 bedroom apartments available. Penthouse units have a private rooftop pool and all these high quality apartments benefit from access to the Laguna complex’s hotel facilities.

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Pool Villa

28m THB

CHERNGTALAY : This villa is part of the exclusive Sai Taan development and comprises four bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. The property has its own private pool with poolside “sala” and beautifully landscaped tropical gardens.

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SAIYUAN (L902): 8.5 rai mountain view land behind Nai Harn Baan Bua project. 10 minutes to famous Nai Harn beach. The site is in the foreigner residential area with good restaurants around. Freehold. Chanote and Nor Sor 3.

Sea View Land

350m THB (Total)

Luxury Villa

250m THB

CAPE YAMU : Located on a peninsula in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Cape Yamu is an exceptional development of exquisite private residences designed by renowned architect Jean-Michel Gathy.

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PATONG (L946) : Appox 10 rai elevated hillside site with sea views on Nanai Road, opposite Talad Mae Ubon market. Great for residential living in Patong. Freehold. Nor Sor 3 Kor.

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KATA : A 3-bedroom penthouse which offers an exceptional standard of luxury holiday accommodation in a wonderful location on a quiet headland overlooking Kata Beach.

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KAMALA: Luxury 3-bedroom apartment with a private swimming pool and spectacular sea views. It is located between Kamala and Patong, giving you easy access to all the shopping and nightlife of Patong Beach.

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KATA : A 2-bedroom apartment showcases stunning views of the Andaman Sea. With easy access to world-class amenities and recreational choices at your discretion, experience the luxury of complete island living.

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KOHKAEW : A 3-bedroom apartment in the superb location of Royal Phuket Marina which is the ultimate in luxury waterfront living. Perfect for a short romantic getaway, weekends among friends or for family vacations.

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Luxury Apartments from 35.3m THB

KARON (L944) : 600 square metres sea view land in Patak Soi 14. 1 Km from Karon Beach. Freehold. Nor Sor 3 Kor.

KAMALA : Ranging from 2-3 bedrooms, with or without a private pool, these apartments offer all the luxury and elegance you could dream of. The five star facilities on site also mean that you would want for nothing while you enjoy your new home in paradise.

Sea View Land

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Thai Contemporary Villa 14.5m THB

Great Holiday Home

NAI HARN : This 3 bedroom villa offers a land size of 552 sqm and is fully furnished in oriental style. Enjoy your privacy in a traditional Thai Sala in a tropical garden. Just 5 mins to Nai Harn Beach and READY TO MOVE-IN!

NAI HARN : 3 bedrooms, pool, garden, fully furnished with contemporary design and upgraded kitchen. Special offer - kids swimming area in the pool. Ideal for family holidays or the rental program! Great location - Rawai and Nai Narn Beach in 5 mins.

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21m THB

Spacious Garden Villa

19.9m THB

Oriental Style Pool Villa

11.9m THB

LAYAN : 2-bedroom villa overlooking a private pool and tropical garden. Located just 5 minutes to Layan Beach with excellent access to Laguna Golf Course and other conveniences. Best of the best. 5 years payment plan with 0% interest.

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LAYAN : 3-bedroom 780 sqm villa of a contemporary design. Spacious garden situated close to international standard golf course and Layan Beach. Ideal holiday home with joint rental program.

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AO YON : 3-bedroom exclusive villa overlooking Makham Bay. This panoramic seaview project is set in beautiful tropical and tranquil surroundings and just 200 metres to Ao Yon Beach. If you are looking for peaceful surroundings, then this is for you.

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Greatly Valued Pool Villa 14.9m THB LAYAN : Land size 512 sqm. 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms, private pool and tropical garden, fully furnished with Thai contemporary style and upgraded kitchen. Thai Sala. 5 mins to Layan Beach. Laguna Golf Course Rental program available.

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LAYAN : Fully furnished 1-bedroom contemporary style villa on 135 sqm. Private pool, garden, dining and living area offer privacy pool and garden view. Ultimate lifestyle with convenient facilities at Laguna and beaches.

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NAI HARN : Premium constructed private pool villa from a developer with 20 years experience. 417 sqm, 3 bedrooms. Luxurious interior, floor and ceiling with Maka wood finishing, tropical landscaped gardens. 5 minutes to Nai Harn Beach.

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NAI HARN : Fully furnished, 2-bedroom stylish tropical living villa for modern couples and small families. Offers privacy and luxury to enjoy freedom and peace of mind. 5 minutes to Nai Harn Beach and amenities.

4 Bedroom Condominium15.25m THB

Premium Holiday Investment12.54m THB

Private Pool Condominium 8.9m THB

BANGTAO : 4 bedroom freehold condominium comprises private pool and garden in a secure and low density community. Just a few minute's walk to Bangtao Beach or take the shuttle bus service. Enjoy your fabulous holiday with all you need.

BANGTAO : 3 bedroom stylish condominium duplex with exclusive private pool and garden. Special offer with guaranteed rental return 60,000 THB/month for 3 years. 30 nights complimentary stay per year. Just 3 mins to Bangtao Beach.

NAI HARN : Spacious 3 bedroom condominium comprises private pool and tropical garden with maximum living space 300 sqm and READY to move-in either join rental pooled program. Excellent location to Naiharn and Rawai Beach - 5 mins.

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99m THB

Extravagant Luxury

190m THB

KAMALA : A superb 4 bedroom villa located in one of the island's most prestigious resorts. Each bedroom boasts its own private 6 metre swimming pool and sea view terrace.

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RAWAI : Brand new single-storey pool villa near Rawai Beach with private pool and landscaped garden built to very high standards not normally found in this price range. Furniture package included!

Freehold Condo

Balinese Villa

25.5m THB

SURIN : Beautifully designed 3 bedroom villa located within walking distance to Bangtao Beach. The villa is set on a large 940 sqm plot with spacious pool deck and ample room for outdoor entertaining.

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6.9m THB

KAMALA : Spread over 3 storeys, this fullyfurnished 2-bed/3-bath townhome is located in a prime gated community and only 7 minutes walk to Kamala Beach. The property has been customized to a high specification.

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KAMALA : This 1-bed foreign freehold condo is located in Kamala village with a full range of modern facilities and is within walking distance of Kamala Beach and local amenities.

BANGTAO : A 4 bedroom Balinese villa in a gated community close to Laguna. The villa sits on a very large plot of around 1,545 sqm and features extensive upgrades. Ideal as a family residence or a holiday home.

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KAMALA : Enjoying one of the most stunning sea views on the island, this spacious two bedroom foreign freehold apartment is located high up along the exclusive "Millionaire's Mile".

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KAMALA : A unique setting on a spectacular headland looking out across the bay. The property is extremely spacious, featuring 4 bedrooms, all boasting exquisite turquoise ocean views, leading out to expansive terraces.

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25.5m THB

KATA : Spacious ocean view 2 bedroom foreign freehold condo in one of Phuket's most soughtafter condo developments, boasting one of the best views on the island. Fully-furnished with excellent rental potential.

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KAMALA : Beautifully furnished and very spacious 1 bedroom condo with a total 77 sqm of living space. Located in a popular resort development with good rental returns. Foreign freehold title.

Private Pool Villa

21.95m THB

BANGTAO : A luxurious 3-bed villa located in a very private resort setting with a private swimming pool just steps away from the openstyle living room and bedroom.

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LEGAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A CONDOMINIUM PROJECT AND AN APARTMENT PROJECT IN THAILAND

In Thailand the distinction between a condominium and an apartment is a legality in nature. A condominium project may look almost identical in every way to an apartment project but what defines whether or not it is classed as a condominium is whether it has been registered with the Thai authorities as a condominium according to the Thai Condominium Act. In order to register as a condominium, an application will have been made for this designation which may involve more documents and paperwork needing to be filed in the preconstruction phase than would be the case if the project is to consist of apartments rather than condominiums. Additionally, there should be disclosure that the building will be a condominium building on either the Environmental Impact Assessment (“EIA”) documentation (required for condominium projects with 80 rooms or more or with a usable area of 4,000 square metres or more) or the Initial Environmental Evaluation (“IEE”). Once the construction of a condominium project is finished, or all but finished, an application is made to register the project as a condominium which will involve the submission of a number of legal and other documents to the authorities. For a condominium project the law also provides procedures for the common parts to be owned collectively by all owners and for owners to have a say in how the project is managed. For an apartment project there is no ability in law for a foreigner to own “freehold” nor is there any mechanism in law providing owners with common ownership of the common areas or a stake in the management. Contractually, however, this issue can be overcome in Apartment projects. For this reason, in an apartment project you should check carefully how ownership and maintenance of the common parts is dealt with and ensure that you are provided with sufficient rights in the purchase contracts. The Condominium Act defines a condominium as a building that can be separated into units for individual ownership and which include personal and common properties. The Condominium Acts does not specify in any detail the specific requirements necessary in order for it to be identified as a condominium. As long as the building is able to hold ownership separately according to the area, whereby each area consists of private ownership in the property and joint ownership in the common property. There are no specifications in the Condominium Act itself outlining height or space requirements, nor are there any specifications outlining the minimum amount of individual units necessary within the building. Local rules and regulations will apply. Once the property is registered as a condominium the Land Department will issue title deeds for each of the condominium units. This process ought to take place under law within 90 days of the “completed” application submitted to the authorities. It should be noted that incomplete applications or questions from the authorities often in practice delay this process sometimes in excess of a year. Foreigners who qualify for ownership under section 19 of the Condominium Act are permitted to have individual freehold ownership of a condominium unit within the foreign ownership quota. This means that in case of 100 equal condominium units in a project 49 can be foreign owned. The remaining 51 units are restricted for foreign ownership and must be owned by Thai nationals or Thai entities. The rules for the qualification of a foreigner to own a condominium freehold according to section 19 of the Condominium Act are as follows: • Foreigners permitted to have residence in the Kingdom of Thailand under the Immigration law; • Foreigners permitted to enter into the Kingdom of Thailand under the investment promotion law; • Foreign persons as provided in Section 97 and 98 of the Land

Code and registered as juristic persons under Thai law; • Juristic persons which are aliens under the Announcement of the National Executive Council No.281 dated November 24, B.E. 2515 and have obtained promotion certificate under investment promotion law; • Foreigners or juristic persons regarded by Thai law as aliens who have brought in foreign currency into the Kingdom of Thailand or withdraw money from Thai Baht account of the person who have residence outside the Kingdom of Thailand or withdraw money from a foreign currency account. Generally foreigners qualify for ownership by transferring foreign currency into Thailand at least equal to the purchase price of the condominium unit and having obtained a Foreign Exchange Transaction form issued by the financial institution inside Thailand that exchanged the foreign currency into Thai baht. CONCLUSION Foreigners should note that there are two types of condominiums in Thailand, which are registered and unregistered condominiums. Unregistered condominiums are not licensed under the Condominium Act and therefore do not offer freehold ownership but only leasehold and should be referred to for clarity at ‘apartments’. If a foreigner intends to invest in a condominium project off-the-plan the respective sale agreement should clearly mention that it is a project under the Condominium Act and that transfer of ownership will take place at the land department and if it concerns a leasehold or freehold purchase. In case of a true condominium each condominium unit will have a government issued title deed. Leasehold apartment sale structures will usually involve a lease agreement. A leasehold apartment could have separate house book stating the address of the unit, but as a foreign investor do not confuse a house book with an ownership document for a condominium. The Authors of this article are Sebastian Künz, Senior Associate at Limcharoen Hughes & Glanville (Phuket) sebastian@limcharoen. com and Khun Chaisit, Associate at Limcharoen Hughes & Glanville (Phuket) chaisit@limcharoen.com

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Swinging high up in the trees is not just for monkeys, as now there is this amazing place in Chalong, high up in the trees over Wat Luang Pu Supa where you really can have the adventure of a lifetime. There is fun in this natural envir environment for all ages from young kids to grandparents. With so many different activities to test your skills, there is no sho shortage of thrills, challenges and sheer excitement to be enjoyed enjoy by all ages. so enjoyable as you Safety is what makes the challenges challe know that you are alw always in good hands. The Phuket are highly team at Xtrem Aventures Ave trained and the safet safety briefings that are given before you can set foot fo on the many different The equipment is challenges, are really impressive. imp European standard and has been of the highest Europea highly skilled French specialists put together by high who have installed installe over 10 adventure parks for some of the biggest worldwide names in holiday enjoyment. These are the same certified harnesses, karabiners, pulleys and ropes karabin some of the world’s highest used by climbers on so peaks and the equipme equipment is certified to the most stringent international standards. You can enjoy the thrills without worr worrying about spills. Experience the excitement of swinging through excitem the trees, walking on a tightrope high above the ground, yet in comple complete safety, riding an aerial runway down thro through the trees, climbing across huge nets just like a spider, tree climbing on the highest trees in Asia, flying on a p pulley-way or just bouncing around on the huge net aro playground, with a over 60 different stations to

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choose from. There is even a cafĂŠ/rest-stop where parents can relax and watch their kids having the time of their lives in this safe and secure environment. School groups to company team building, birthday parties to family outings will all have a ball and be surprised at what they can achieve! Couples will enjoy the bonding experience of having so much fun together. Being a challenging outdoor activity, participants should wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move in. Running shoes or trainers are the most sensible footwear. For obvious reasons, skirts and dresses are not advisable and long hair must be tied back for safety. There is a minimum height requirement of 120cm and maximum weight of 130kg all for participants' safety. The Park is open from 9:30am to 5:30pm and it is advisable to arrive before 3pm as the course can take up to 3 hours.

For more information Phuket Tree Adventures Co., Ltd. 54/17 Moo 6, Chaofa Road West, Chalong Tel: +66 (0)76 383689 Mobile: +66 (0)81 536 8909 Email: info@xtremadventuresphuket.com Web: www.extremadventuresphuket.com

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Billiard Services Phuket Pool Tables offers a huge range of services to all pool table owners in Phuket, Phang Nga and Krabi provinces. Services range from simple cue fixing to full table restoration.

They would make a perfect addition to any pool side terrace or outdoor space. To encourage people to try them, the Outdoor Pool Tables are also available for rent.

Not to forget professional re-felting of your billiard or snooker table, with a wide choice of world known cloth brands such as Simonis, Strachan 6811, Railey, Palko and others brands at very reasonable price. Accessories Phuket Pool Tables offer a huge range of all billiards and snooker accessories at very affordable prices. Other Games Rooms There are games such as Foosball Tables (coin operated or free play) and Air Hockey Tables, as well as dart boards and other games. Billiard Cues You will find the largest selection of pool and snooker cue varieties in Thailand. Home Billiard Tables Phuket Pool Tables offers the widest range and variety of the best quality home use tables in Thailand with over 30 different models. Tables ranging in size from 6 ft to 12 ft, all made from solid hardwood, using proper slate, excellent quality rubber cushions and world class billiard cloth. The Dining Pool Table The concept brings a wooden table with nice proportions, elegance and lightness, state of art engineering to enjoy great moments with your family and friends without having to sacrifice one room of your home. In just a few seconds transform your great looking dining table into a perfect pool table.

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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 sunshine. Check out the following ideas for alternative activities to add to your holiday experience.

Phuket Butterfly Garden This is a place of endless educational possibilities. Here you can learn more about the miraculous miniature world of insects and butterflies. Relax in the garden where there are literally thousands of butterflies filling the air or busy seeking pollen among the tropical blooms. Located in Soi Paneung in the Sam Kong area, the garden is a five minute drive from Tesco Lotus. Take the road towards Phuket City and it’s on the left-hand side. There’s a large sign indicating the turning. Entrance for children under ten years is 150 baht, adults and kids over ten years pay 300 baht. Open daily from 9am until 5pm (last admission). For more information ring +66 (0)76 210861 or visit www.phuketbutterfly.com.

Enjoy Bi Birdwatching in Phuket Ph Phuket offers many birdwatching opportunities. The terrain includes mangrove forests, marshland and te secondary and old-growth jungle. The best time of the year to second visit Phuket for bird watching is from about the middle of October through April. At tthis 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 oi 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 n 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. ing com

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Snorkelling Crystal clear waters, beautiful coral reefs and a prolific marine life; it’s an underwater paradise. Snorkelling can be done all-year-round, but the best time is between November and April, when there’s very little rain, and the sea is calm. Freedom Beach, Laem Sing Beach, Ao Sane Beach, Kata Beach, Kata Noi Beach, Paradise Beach and Tri Trang Beach all offer good snorkelling. Coral Island, Racha Island, Kai Island, Phi Phi Islands and the Similans, can each be visited in a day. For some you’ll need an early start, and a fast boat that’ll set you back about 1,500 baht for the round trip.

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If you haven’t tried water skiing or wakeboarding you’re really missing out on a super fun sport that is not as difficult as you imagine. In Phuket you can have fun all the year round in absolute safety at Phuket Cable Ski near Kathu waterfall. It’s a place for absolute beginners right up to experienced skiers and with really friendly and professional staff it’s so easy to learn. There’s no charge for lessons and you can have a lot of fun at the same time. Take home a new skill and impress your friends! Be sure to bring your camera! Families are most welcome and with a snack bar, showers and changing rooms, there is every facility for a great day out. The friendly Thai staff are all experts in making you feel at home: they speak English and your safety and enjoyment is their aim. Life jackets, which must be worn, are there to fit every size and there is a wide variety of equipment to try - wakeboards, wakeskates, waterskis, kneeboards and trick skis are all available and all are included in the price. If you should even fall in there is even a recovery service to bring you back to the snack bar! For experienced skiers there are ramps, funboxes, kickers and a slide rail. At Phuket Cable Ski & Phuket Wake Boarding you can ski in fresh clean water on the specially designed lake, which is 410 metres long, 110 metres wide and 2 metres deep so when you feel a little hot it’s also a great place to cool off in the water that is fresh from the mountain streams of Kathu waterfall just up

the valley. The whole area is surrounded by palm trees and lush vegetation and it’s a really relaxing place. The skiers are towed by a German-built skidrag, an electric motor powered overhead tow cable stretching all the way round the course that has a pylon at each of the four corners and a cable speed of 28 kilometres per hour. It's ideal for beginners and experienced skiers. The experienced staff are skilled in making sure that you enjoy your experience safely – you are in good hands as the staff have all worked at Phuket Cable Ski between five and ten years and they can encourage and help even the most apprehensive person to feel confident enough to try and enjoy the sport! The snack bar serves Thai and International food including burgers, fish & chips, sandwiches and a large variety of drinks all at very reasonable prices. With free WiFi, it’s a great place to come, have a meal and watch the excitement which is really infectious. With plenty of tables and chairs, it’s a fun place to bring the whole family - kids will have a ball! It is also a perfect venue for corporate fun activities, birthday parties and family events. Prices start from just 750 baht for only one hour, but is reduced dramatically if you come for two hours or more. Rates include safety equipment, ski and board equipment hire. Additionally there are also some serious professional boards for hire. The Cable Ski opens at 9:30 am and closes at dusk. It is not necessary to make an advance booking unless you are coming in a party of 10 or more. The morning time to come especially g is a great g p y if you y want to try for the first time as the staff have more time to help you out – as in the afternoon there tend to be more people there having a g great time!

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Vaccinations Vaccines are one of the medical and scientific breakthroughs that have made a dramatic impact on the control of disease and illness. Simplifying the discussion as we do here, fails to convey the impact they’ve had on society. But how much do we know about the vaccinations that have been assimilated by nearly everyone on the planet? Photo supplied by Phuket International Hospital

Vaccines are weakened or dead bacteria or viruses that we put into the body to stimulate our immune system, thus preventing us from contracting a disease or becoming ill. There’s a bit more to it than that, but essentially when we’re vaccinated, we’re fooling our immune system into believing that the real virus or bacteria is invading our body. Our immune system fights the disease and because the bacteria or virus is already dead, our immune system usually wins the fight, and in doing so, makes antibodies. These antibodies which remain in our system, sometimes for life, are always ready to fight again, the next time the bacteria or virus invades our body. We become in effect, immune to the disease. The first vaccine was developed over 200 years ago to fight smallpox and because of its success, smallpox has now been totally eradicated from the world. This is the first and only time that an infectious disease has been eliminated from the planet. There are a few frozen samples that are held in laboratories in the USA and Russia. Following the 9-11 terrorist attack, the US government requested manufacturers to start making the smallpox vaccine again, just in case terrorists were able to access the frozen samples and mass produce the smallpox virus. Today there’s enough vaccine on hand to protect the American people in the event of a smallpox outbreak. There’s also a continuing debate on whether the frozen smallpox samples should

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Useful info Vaccinations be destroyed, eliminating the risk of terrorists accessing them. Scientists, of course, want to keep the samples for further laboratory study. Thailand follows general standards recommended by the Pediatric Society of Thailand when it comes to vaccinations, and this normally commences at birth with the BCG vaccination being administered for protection against tuberculosis or TB. At birth children also get the Hepatitis B jab, which is repeated after one and six months. The DPT vaccination provides protection against three diseases; diphtheria, pertussis or whooping cough and tetanus. DPT is given in a series of five injections at two, four, six and eighteen months of age and again at four to six years of age. The OPV vaccination commencing at two months protects against polio, which is followed by the MMR vaccine, another mixture of three vaccines to immunize against measles, mumps and rubella. MMR is usually given around one year of age, with a booster between four and six years of age. The JE vaccination for protection against Japanese encephalitis is a series of three shots, the first given at one year of age, the second, one to four weeks later, and the final shot at two to three years of age. All of the above vaccinations are compulsory in Thailand. There are additional vaccinations that are optional and many doctors would recommend that parents consider including them in the overall vaccination schedule.

cause chickenpox in children and shingles es in adults, are ial also optional. There’s also the controversial les HPV vaccination which immunizes females against cervical cancer and genital warts. s. Most vaccinations are given whilst we’re children. However even adults should ensure nsure they’re immunized against disease. You should consider yearly rly influenza shots, as well as ensuring a tetanus booster is given every very 10 years. The new HPV vaccinations should be considered for women under 50 years of age, and if you’re elderly then the MMR vaccine is recommended, if you haven’t already had it. The VZV vaccine is also recommended for adults over 60 years. There’s also some controversy about the safety of vaccines and there are cases where reactions, sometimes severe and leading to death, do occur. Usually reactions are mild such as a slight fever or a sore arm where the injection was given. Court cases in the United States are proceeding in which parents have claimed that childhood vaccinations cause complications such as autism and other neurological disorders, claims that are strongly disputed by experts. There’s no doubt that vaccines have contributed to eradicating some diseases and they certainly have prevented millions of deaths arising from illness. If you’re unsure of your immunization status, discuss this with your doctor.

These include the Hib vaccine which protects against ‘haemophilus influenza type b’ bacteria. This can cause epiglottitis, a swelling of the throat, and a disease called bacterial meningitis. A new vaccine is the PVC vaccine which protects against pneumococcal infections including pneumonia, septicemia and bacterial meningitis. This vaccine also protects against the Rotavirus which causes severe gastroenteritis. The influenza vaccination is another optional vaccination that parents should consider to protect against this highly contagious respiratory viral illness. The HAV vaccine, for hepatitis A and the VZV vaccine for varicella-zoster virus, one of the eight herpes viruses that

Peter Davison is the Manager International Services at Phuket International Hospital. Tel: +66 (0)76 249400, Email: info@phuketinternational hospital.com

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