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Contents

MARCH 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 : Salvatore Cossu Things to do in Phuket Health matters : Prostate Cancer Useful telephone numbers

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Yachts & Yachting Wanted: More Charter Entries In Six Senses Phuket Raceweek Yacht charters : Sunsail Southeast Asia Pilot : West Coast Phuket

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Cars

Cover photos:

Car sales : Sure Motors Car rentals : Pure Car Rent

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Bottom: Kata Rocks, International Property Awards “Best Apartment in the World 2010”

Shopping, Dining & Leisure Helicam movie images for “Thailand’s Got Talent“ Recipe : Chu Chi Goong Dining around Phuket Phuket Community Foundation Race Day Phuket Cable Ski Electronic Devices

Top: Vanilla, Eva Beach @ Rawai, A dream destination for your ultimate lifestyle living

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Spas & Health Chadasai Spa Sukkho Spa Lemongrass House The Royal Spa Six Senses Spa

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Land & Property Forms of business organizations in Thailand Green Hill Villas Krabi Sunset Karon Butterfly Resort Wings Le'Kiri Banyan Tree Residences Laguna Village Nai Harn Baan-Bua Malaiwana Kata Rocks St. James Properties Lynx Management Group Tropical Homes Real Estate Phuket.Net Real Estate Oxygen Condominium H3 Digital Smart Homes

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Ceramic Sculpture Course Till 2 April @ Phuket International Academy Day School

Phuket Youth Sailing Squadron Island Regatta 26 - 27 March @ Ao Yon, Cape Panwa

An ideal course for both kids and adults, the ceramics sculpture course allows you to express your inner deep emotions and imagination through your hands to become art. The course starts with the basics of handbuilding after which students can work their way up to creating their own designs. Adult classes run Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 to 11am. The cost is 300 baht per person per session plus materials and fire charge of 500 baht per course. Kids classes run Saturdays until the 2nd of April from 11:45am to 12:45pm. Kids must be six and older. The cost is 3,000 baht per person per 10 classes (10 students only). Web: www.phuketinternationalacademy.com. Tel: +66 (0)76 336000.

The Phuket Youth Sailing Squadron will be hosting the Interclub Island Trophy Regatta, which will welcome Optimist sailors from Phuket, Koh Samui, Pattaya, Songkla and Sattahip are also welcome. Other classes – Laser, Topper and Byte – are also welcome. Racing will be held over 2 days from 8am to 5pm. Boats are available for charter. Contact Katy Gooch, Tel: +66 (0)85 215 9185. Email: phuketyouthsailing@ gmail.com. Web: http://phuketyouthsailing.org.

Lights Out Phuket 26 March @ Phuket At 8:30pm on the 26th, Earth Hour will celebrate a worldwide commitment to ongoing change for the betterment of the one thing that unites us all – the planet. Switching off your lights for 60 minutes can help a lot to SAVE THE EARTH. Web: www.earthhourphuket.com.

St. Patrick's Ball 2011 26 March @ Movenpick Resort and Spa Karon Beach The Life Home Project hosts Phuket's 2nd St. Patrick's Ball, at Movenpick Resort and Spa on Saturday the 26th. Welcome cocktails are at 6:30pm and dinner at 8. Tickets, at 4,000 baht, include a scrumptious International Buffet Dinner, wine and MOET Champagne. National Costume or Black Tie. Tickets are available at all "Bake" outlets – Chalong, Cherng Talay and BIS. Contact: Joojee, Tel: +66 (0)81397 9809. Email: joojee88@yahoo.com. Web: www.lifehomeproject.org.

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11th Andaman Motor Show 30 March - 4 April @ Homework Phuket This event will present various cars, SUV's, pick-ups and motorbikes, accessories and sound systems for vehicles. There will also be a bank credit officer for interested people who want to consult their documentation or any procedure of obtaining a car loan. In addition, the highlight of this event is 'The Andaman Entertainer Contest' that offers prizes of 50,000 baht plus gifts sponsored by Thai actors, bidding games and two MC's everyday. Web: www.nd-productions.com.

Thao Thepkrasattri and Thao Sisunthon Fair March @ Thalang Victory Memorial, Thalang Enjoy viewing the historical drama of the two heroines Thao Thepkrasattri and Thao Sisunthon who saved Phuket from a Burmese invasion several hundred years ago. There will also be other activities – including local sports competitions, sea boxing, climbing an oil coated post, tug-of-war, takraw, shopping, performances and puppet shows, dove cooing competition, a mountain bike race and processions. Contact: Public Relations Taskforce of a Project on Thao Thepkrasattri and Thao Sisunthon Culture, Tel: 0 7622 3617. TAT Phuket Tel: 0 7621 1036. Email: tatphket@tat.or.th. Web: www.tourismthailand.org. www.phukettourism.org.

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Regular Events

Chicky Net Phuket

Phuket International Women's Club (PIWC)

Chicky Net is a web-based girls-only social network dedicated to connecting women living in Thailand. There are two monthly brunches held on the third and fourth Sundays of the month. Email:info@chickynet.com. Web: www. chickynet.com.

Phuket International Women's Club 'Meet and Greet' at Starbucks, Central Festival is on the 10th from 10 to 12pm. The AGM will be followed by the monthly lunch at Le Meridien. Members 450 baht; Guests 600 baht. Email: info@phuketiwc.com. Web: www.phuketiwc.com.

Rotary Club of Patong Beach

Lions Club of Patong Beach

Monthly Dinner Out & Family Day is on the 1st at 7pm. Weekly meetings are the15th, 22nd and 29th at Aloha Villa Hotel, Patong. Web: www.rotarypatong.org.

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.

Free Computer Clinic

Island Furniture Cricket league - Phuket Cricket Group (PCG)

Join ‘For Dummies’ author Woody Leonhard at his weekly Computer Clinic, Sundays from 10am to noon at the Sandwich Shoppes. The 6th in Patong; the 13th in Laguna; 20th and 27th in Chalong. Web: www.khunwoody.com.

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.

The International Business Association of Phuket (IBAP) Regular Meeting and changing the Board of Directors is on the 11th. Tel: +66 (0)81 412 5652. Web: .www.ibap-phuket.net.

Entertainment – March Choices Magic Show Nights and Live Music @ Two Chefs

Phuket Youth Sailing Squadron Race training is on the 6th and 20th. TOPPER Race Series Race 3 is on the 13th and the Island Regatta is the 26th and 27th. Contact: Tel: Katy Gooch, Tel: +66 (0)85 215 9185 (English) or Petchrung Sukpong (Aey) +66 (0)81 373 5447 (Thai). Email: phuketyouthsailing@gmail.com. Web: www.phuketyouthsailing.org.

British Business Association – Phuket (BBAP) The pub night is held on the first Friday of the month and the dinner on the third Thursday from 7pm. Email: honsec@bbap.org. Web: www.bbap.org.

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

Every Monday & Thursday from 7 - 9pm @ Two Chefs Kata Beach .Every Wednesday & Friday from 7 - 9pm @ Two Chefs Kata Center. Live music by Filipino duo Live Music with Megan & MJ @ Two Chefs Bar & Grill Karon Beach . On stage at 10pm. Tel: +66 (0)76 284155. web: www.twochefs-phuket.com.

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

Feeling Jazz @ Music Matters Bar Enjoy Jazz, salsa, Caribbean, African, or South American music on Chana Charoen Rd. Live jazz jam sessions are every Wednesday and Saturday night.

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Upcoming Movies

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

RANGO

BEASTLY

(Animation, Adventure ) Johnny Depp, Abigail Breslin, Isla Fisher, Bill Nighy, Claudia Black

(Romance) Neil Patrick Harris, Vanessa Hudgens, Peter Krause, Mary-Kate Olsen, Alex Pettyfer

The story follows the journey of Rango, a sheltered chameleon living as a family pet, while facing a major identity crisis. He accidentally winds up in the gun-slinging town of Dirt and finds he stands out. The new Sheriff Rango is forced to play his role to the hilt until, in a blaze of action-packed situations and encounters Rango starts to become the hero he once only pretended to be.

Kyle is the spoiled, shallow, and popular prince of his high school. He chooses Kendra as a target for humiliation, who is a witch masquerading as a student. She enacts revenge, transforming Kyle into someone as unattractive on the outside as he is on the inside. He has to find someone to love him, or he will remain "beastly" forever. His only hope, a classmate he never noticed, may be his chance to prove that love is never ugly.

RED RIDING HOOD

THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU

(Drama, Fantasy) Amanda Seyfried, Max Irons, Virginia Madsen, Shiloh Fernandez, Gary Oldman

(Action, Sci-fi, Romance, Thriller) Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Anthony Mackie, John Slattery, Shohreh Aghdashloo

Valerie is a young woman torn between two men. She is in love with Peter, but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry. Valerie and Peter are planning to run away when they learn that Valerie's sister has been killed by a werewolf. Werewolf hunter, Father Solomon, warns that the wolf, who takes human form by day, could be any one of them. Valerie begins to suspect that the werewolf could be someone she loves.

On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, politician David Norris meets ballet dancer Elise Sellas. As he realizes he's falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart. He learns he is up against the agents of fate itself – the men of The Adjustment Bureau – who will do anything to prevent the two from being together. He must either let her go and accept a predetermined path...or risk everything to defy fate and be with her.

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Off Phuket Events

Upcoming Events

Pho Khun Ngam Muang Sacrificial Ceremony

APRIL 2011

5 March @ Pho Khun Ngam Muan Monument, Phayao

8 – 10

Enjoy Pho Khun Ngam Muang sacrificial ceremony and Phayao's arts and cultural perfromance. Contact: Phayao Provincial Administration Office Tel. +66 (0)54 449601 ext 26731. Tourism Authority of Thailand, Chiangrai office, Tel: +66 (0)53 717433, +66 (0)53 744674-5.

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Asia Barred Ground Dove Cooning Competition

5 - 6 March @ Yala Thais have long believed that doves are creatures that bring good luck to those who rear them. They are also regarded as symbols of purity and peace. Those with qualities specified by ancient texts are believed to bestow great wealth and honour upon the owner. Given this belief, in former times, the rearing of zebra doves was a popular past-time among Thais. The practice was widespread throughout the lower southern provinces and neighbouring countries. A local dove-cooing contest has now evolved into an international event with participants from the neighbouring countries. Contact: Tourism Authority of Thailand, Narathiwat Office, Tel: +66 (0)73 516144, (0)73 522411. Email: tatnara@tat.or.th. Phra That Chae Haeng worshiping tradition

13 - 19 March@ Wat Phra That Chae Haeng, Nan Enjoy the traditional Krua Tarn carnivals and giving alms to monks. Practicing the dharma Tu Dong Ka Wat and story of the last great incarnation of the Buddha homily. There is also antique lantern competition and Ael drum competition. Contact: Cultural Council, Tel: +66 (0)54 711651, +66 (0)54 710341. Tourism Authority of Thailand, Phrae office Tel: +66 (0)54 521118, +66 (0)54 521127.

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17th Phuket Bike Week @ Patong Beach, Phuket Phuket Cricket Sixes 2011 @ Karon Stadium, Phuket Mai Khao Beach Songkran Turtle Release Fair @ Mai Khao Beach, Phuket Songkran Festival @ Nationwide PIASLC IronKids Phuket Triathlon @ PIA Sports & Leisure Club, Phuket 3rd BIS Phuket Flying Fish Invitational Swim Meet @ British International School, Phuket

MAY 2011 1 27 – 29

Jumbo Banquet @ Nakhon Pathom 13th Anniversary Phuket International Rugby Tens @ Karon Stadium, Karon Beach, Phuket

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Laguna Phuket International Marathon @ Laguna, Phuket

18 - 19 March @ Phra Maha Chin That Chao Doi Tung, Chiang Rai

12 – 18

Hua Hin Amateur Golf Week @ Hua Hin

Activities for this festival include practicing the Dharma, a pilgrimage carnival, giving dried foods to monks ceremony, the Phra That Doi Tung worshiping and pouring water ceremony. Contact: Cultural Office of Chiang Rai Tel. +66 (0)53 717420. Ministry of Education, Maesai district, Tel. +66 (0)53 731842. Web: www.tourismthailand.org.

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Pattaya Amateur Golf Week @ Pattaya

Phra That Doi Tung Worshipping and Pouring Water

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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 Restaurants and Cafés

PATONG AREA

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

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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 Molly Malone's Beach Road Mai Thai Bar Soi Eric 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

Sakdidej Road, Cape Panwa Sakdidej Road, Cape Panwa Montri Road

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 & Six Senses Spa 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 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 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 Mom Tri's Boathouse Regatta Royal Phuket Marina 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 H.E. Admiral M.L. Usni Pramoj Classical Music Concert in Phuket Phuket residents were delighted by this rare event and extraordinary performance by H.E. Admiral M.L. Usni Pramoj including music he composed. Mom Luang Tri personally invited him to perform at Mom Tri’s Villa Royale on January 24th.

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(Form left) Michael Vinic; Joan Hodgkinson; Mom Luang Tri Devakul; Bob Hodgkinson and Thorleif Hawi.

Photo by Dan Miles

(From left) Mom Luang Tri Devakul with Tasana Nagavajara; Siripong Tiptan; Kittikhun Sodprasert and M.L Usni Pramoj.

Music on the Yard @ Sala Phuket (From left) Tibor Baan, Food and Beverage Manager, SALA Phuket; Barrie Buck, General Manager, SGS and Jan Hollister, Executive Assistant Manager Food & Beverage, SALA Phuket.

(From left) Peter Smith, Director of Sales & Marketing, Image Asia Events and Preuksa 'Fon' Executive Editor, Shop WINDOW on Lifestyle.

White Box Restaurant – 3rd Anniversary Celebration White Box Restaurant celebrated their 3rd Anniversary on the 13th of January. This was the Last Performance in Thailand of Dj Cut Killer. (From left) Scott Eddy and Tan'ya Suvadee. (From left) Shawn Tulsi; Marc Antoine Audibert; Scott Eddy and Vladi Korn.

15th Anniversary British International Shool, Phuket The British International School, Phuket celebrated its 15th anniversary on Friday February 4. The event was celebrated in conjunction with the school’s annual International Day.

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Social Phuket What WAS on in Phuket PCF's Great Phuket Rubber Duck Race The Phuket Community Foundation celebrated the success of its 2011 Race Day Fundraiser, held at Laguna Phuket on Sunday January 23.

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(Form left) Yanee Kalayanee; Joffy Rattanasopa and Ni Sirisopa.

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(Form left) Deejay Tommy from Blue Wave; PCF President Pranee Sakulpipatana; Sponsorship Manager Grace Wilton and Alasdair Forbes, Vice-President, Phuket Community Foundation.

Mercure Patong Phuket welcomes Miss Slovakia 2011 Veeranat Limprasutr (left), General Manager of Mercure Patong Phuket and Mercure Krabi Deevana recently gave a warm welcome to Lucia Hablovicova, General Manager of Miss Slovakia 2011 and 12 contestants of “Miss Slovakia 2011� (Back row).

Sienna Rocks After Beach Party - Fire & Ice (From left) Lalida Pradabphet; Nayika Prapawadee, Sales / Customer Relations of Baan Yamu; Tipwarintron Tanakarachod (Riz) MD Ariz Event Design & Entertainment; Prawprawlin (Yin) Inchomchuen, Marketing Manager of IMAGE asia Events; Rattichai Suchaiyah (Ton), Asst. Estate & Residences Host Manager of Twinpalms Club and Kanitta Thongsaner.

Rawai Beach Fishing Club Similans (Int) Tournament 2011 (From left) Ian Tubbs, Owner Thai20N; Andy Bright, RBFC secretary; Warren Crowe, RBFC Vice President/Treasurer; Peter Pakula, Pakula Lures Australia and Jan Anderson.

The Official Khan's Opening Party (From left) Joe Sutherland; Lalida Pradabphet Owner of Khan Restaurant and Bar and Janne Ilmari Rasimus.

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Feature

Wanted:

Asia’s best-loved regattas, by entering a chartered boat. For groups of family and friends, corporate groups, competitive overseas yacht club members or those just looking for a sailing holiday with a difference, Raceweek offers a superb combination of fun, festivities and challenge,” said Fordham.

More Charter Entries In Six Senses Phuket Raceweek

“We’d like to see our charter boat entries grow, especially with visitors from overseas, as it’s a rare opportunity for people interested in boating, but who don’t own a yacht in Phuket, to experience the magic of an Asian regatta. Who knows? The experience might lead them to owning a boat here as well,” he added.

Ahoy! Calling all potential yacht charterers to participate, and have a great deal of fun, in Phuket’s internationally acclaimed Six Senses Phuket Raceweek from 20-24 July, 2011.

The Six Senses Phuket Raceweek website: www.phuketraceweek. com has a charter section with samples of available boats and hiring conditions. Additionally, Phuket has many professional yacht

This famous regatta attracts serious and not-so-serious sailors in big, small, fast and slow yachts across six or seven classes, which already includes cruising yachts, bareboat and skippered charter yachts. But Raceweek’s Grenville Fordham, Managing Director of IMAGE asia, rights holders and organisers of the event, wants more charter boat entries for the this year’s eighth running of the regatta. “Six Senses Phuket Raceweek offers a genuine opportunity for nonboat owners, as well as those who keep their yachts elsewhere, to join in the fun and revelry – on shore and on the water – at one of

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charter companies, large and small, who can tailor packages to suit individuals, while the regatta’s host venue – the 5-star Evason Phuket & Bon Island – offers very attractive special regatta rates in sumptuous surroundings for non-competing members of a group. Charter options include fully equipped catamarans and monohulls, both cruising and racing, and are available bareboat, with a skipper/instructor or fully crewed. Prices vary according to the type of charter, size of the group and the number of days. Details on the website. The Andaman Sea’s ideal southwest monsoon sailing conditions make it perfect for chartering a boat. Add in the professional management, four days of exhilarating racing, the natural camaraderie that surrounds the boating fraternity and attending the legendary Raceweek parties each night – and the temptation

to gather a group of friends together to ‘give it a go’ is irresistible. “For the inexperienced sailor, what could be more stimulating than helping – with an experienced crew or captain in charge – to race a yacht on the stunning Andaman Sea, being a genuine competitive sailor for four days and a genuinely competitive partygoer for five nights?” said Fordham. Phuket’s boating industry is well geared to making chartering easy. Said Fordham: “Anyone can charter a yacht to race. The thing is that there are enough variations of both boat and charter package on offer to make it competitive and enjoyable for everyone – from experienced yacht racers whose own boat is on the other side of the world to the most inexperienced novice.” Before or after the regatta, there are countless anchorages around Phuket for chartered boats to extend their sailing holiday. Boasting some of the best cruising waters in the world, the ‘Pearl of the Andaman’s’ magnificent scenery, idyllic tropical islands and beaches, ideal sailing conditions – all combined with the famous Thai hospitality – make for an unforgettable holiday. Information on marinas and anchorages, most within a short sail from the regatta base on Phuket’s southeast coast, is available on various websites, such as www.myphuketinfo.com and www.southeastasiapilot.com. Contact: Grenville Fordham Managing Director, IMAGE asia gren@phuketraceweek.com Tel: +66 (0) 7626 4491 Fax: +66 (0) 7626 4454

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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

Patong to Amanpuri Bay © 2009 - Grenville Fordham

PATONG BAY To Kamala

E 30

25

Laem Thai Pao

D

12

C

15

12 To Phuket Town

20 5 10 15 6

Patong Bay

A 30

18

10

25 11

4

20

B 12 3

To Karon Beach

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1

A

A PATONG BAY 18 miles from Ao Chalong

B SOUTH POINT 17 miles from Ao Chalong

Its gradually sloping, sandy bottom permits anchorage in 5 -15 metres anywhere in this broad bay. Patong is the busiest bay on the west coast, particularly around Christmas, New Year and the Songkran water festival. It is also the main high season anchorage for cruise ships, livea-board dive boats and in recent years the growing number of visiting superyachts. To the south end of Patong bay is a fixed jetty and a floating jetty which is used during the high season as a transit point for visiting cruise ships and Superyachts. On the northern rocky side of the bay are three landmark restaurants, Baan Rim Pa, Da Maurizio's and Joe’s Downstairs, all founded by Tom McNamara, an American entrepreneur who, over 20 years ago, set the standard for Phuket.

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7°54.115N 98°17.193E

Anchor in 8-10 metres on a sandy bottom off one of the small beaches. This is a good stop for the night if a southwesterly swell is running early or late in the season. South Point is also a favourite daytime excursion for longtails operating from the main beach. Many divers and snorkellers come to enjoy the underwater sights within easy range of the beach facilities of Patong.

C NAKA LAY BAY 19 miles from Ao Chalong

Look for a small bay just east of the Thavorn Beach Village resort’s concrete jetty. You’ll find a water hose has been laid from a hillside spring to a buoy offshore. Good tank water is usually available for a modest fee, even at the end of the dry season.

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Southeast Asia Pilot, 3rd Edition : West Coast Phuket AMANPURI BAY PATONG TO AO BANG TAO m

D LAEM THAI PAO 19 miles from Ao Chalong

Laem Song Amanpuri Bay

Just inside the northernmost point in Patong, this bay has a steep coral shelf rising from a sandy bottom in about 12 metres. Lots of colourful corals and fish await the underwater explorer. This is a good haven from the northwesterly swell, common in February and March. Access to the beach, now overlooked by a villa housing development, is best at high water.

C

Ao Surin 20

13 Laem Sing

B E WATERFALL BAY 19 miles from Ao Chalong

7

20

A Kamala

This mere indentation in the headland affords shelter for one or two boats. Anchor in about 12 metres on a sandy bottom with scattered coral in front of the residential villas. In the corner of the bay you will find a spring which is accessible by dinghy – bring your jerry cans. The spring often dries up by the end of the dry season, so don’t rely on it.

A KAMALA BEACH 5 miles from Patong Bay

To Patong 20 0

Kamala Beach lies in a pretty bay, with several hotels. There are plenty of restaurants ashore in a busy village atmosphere on the south end of the beach. The bay is easily recognised from seaward by the large structures of the Phuket Fantasea Park and the developments on the southern hill. Kamala Dreams fronting the beach in the centre of the village is owned by a yachting veteran of 26 years in Phuket, Jan Jacobs, who has many tales of sailing the local waters. Care should be taken when coming from the south to avoid the rocky patch 300 metres off the headland. Anchor anywhere well out in the bay in 6-8 metres on a sandy bottom.

B LAEM SING / SURIN 6 miles from Patong Bay

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2

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7°57.325N 98°16.506E

C AMANPURI BAY 7 miles from Patong Bay

You should anchor outside the hotel moorings (which are not available for public use) in 10 metres on a sandy bottom. This anchorage is uncomfortable when the northwesterly swell is running in February or March. This secluded spot is one of the nicer bays on the west coast and is home to The Chedi Phuket and Amanpuri exclusive resorts. Yacht crews may use the hotel restaurants for that special occasion, but it is wise to make a reservation. There is an excellent sandy beach, and good snorkelling is to be had on both points.

Laem Sing is a beautiful bay framed by two rocky headlands. It is the favourite spot for paradise seekers and ageing hippies who prefer the short longtail ride from Patong to the gruelling bus ride to Krabi. Look for the famous Sunday afternoon parties at Ott’s Bar in the very south of the beach.

South Patong Cape, looking west

PHOTO BY

BILL O’LEARY

Anchor in 10 metres on a sandy bottom. In the south part of Surin Bay is a floating high season jetty. There are several daytime restaurants here, in the high season, with more in nearby Surin Beach, around the headland, which is one of the island’s only zoned public beaches. As such, all the resorts are situated behind the park, but there are many restaurants, bars, beach clubs and food stalls along the beach, some of which have become transformed into trendy beach clubs for the 4 and 5 star resorts a few hundred metres away.

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Recipe

Chu Chi Goong King prawns in a rich red curry sauce with coconut milk Red curry paste (For 4 servings) • • • • • • • • •

15 gm red chili 8 gm dried chili 15 gm sliced lemongrass 20 gm garlic 10 gm black pepper 8 gm turmeric 5 gm shallot 2 gm sliced galangal 10 gm shrimp paste

Grind ingredients in a mortar and pestle until fine.

Red curry sauce • • • • • • •

300 gm coconut milk 20 gm red curry paste 1 gm sliced kaffir lime leaf 1 bunch sweet basil 2 gm salt 2 gm sugar 2 gm fish sauce

Heat fresh coconut milk in a saucepan. Add red curry paste and cook for 2 minutes. Season with plum sugar, fish sauce and salt, let simmer, then add sliced kaffir lime leaf and sweet basil.

Golden prawns • • • • • •

5 pcs. king prawns 5 gm flour 2 gm kaffir lime leaf 2 gm lemongrass 2 gm root coriander 200 ml. vegetable oil

Mix the prawns with flour, kaffir lime leaf, lemongrass and root coriander. Heat vegetable oil in a pan on medium heat. In the pan, add prawns and fry until golden.

Serving

Decoration • Lemongrass • Red chili

• Sweet basil • Kaffir lime leaf

Place lemongrass with golden prawns on top on a serving plate. Top with rich red curry sauce and garnish with red chili, sweet basil and kaffir lime leaf. Serve with steamed jasmine rice.

About the Supreeda (Ooy) Khemkheang Chef Ooy graduated from Ratchamonkol Technology College in Songkha province majoring in Hospitality. She is extremely fond of cooking and taught herself how to master her culinary passion. She started working in 1992 and has worked in hotels and villas for many years before arriving at SILK Restaurant. Even after 18 years of food experience, she still loves cooking and wants to continue this career in the future. For more information SILK restaurant and bar 15 Moo 6, Layi Naka Lay Road, Kamala, Phuket Tel: +66 (0) 76 338 777 www.andarasilk.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.

La Boucherie

French/Steaks & Grills

La Boucherie is a French steakhouse located in the Royal Phawadee Village – a sumptuous and quiet boutique resort in Patong. An intimate and relaxed ambience offers a welcome escape from the nearby busy and bustling area. Unwind with a glass of wine at an outdoor table or in airconditioned comfort and enjoy great steaks and French specialities. Appetizers of Beef Carpaccio and Basil and Warm Goat Cheese Salad are delightful delicacies of a perfect combination of meat and cheese with complimentary textures and delicately spiced tastes. The Steak Tartare served with fried potatoes with garlic and butter and vegetables and the Entrecôte with a Bearnaise sauce and a baked potato and vegetables are sure to please. A varied menu of wonderful food that includes perfectly cooked steaks and dishes from France is a good reason to stop at La Boucherie. Top it off with a cosy and relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff, and you have a restaurant that provides a very pleasant and satisfying experience.

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

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Salvatore’s

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. Ask him about daily food specials as well as wine suggestions. Salvatore offers about 60 labels, including Sardinian wines. The service is warm and the ambience is friendly. But the real star is the food.

Open daily 11-14:00, 18-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 340666

Open 12-14:00, 18-23:00 Closed Mondays | Tel: +66 (0)76 225958

25th floor, The Royal Paradise Hotel & Spa www.royalparadise.com

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

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Nikita’s

International

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

LIM's Restaurant & NINE Lounge and Bar

Thai

LIM’s at Kalim Bay is an elegant custom-designed restaurant and a gallery of bold, very abstract art, built on a tropical hillside garden beside one of Phuket’s few natural rivers. Call it a hidden treasure. LIM’s has special offerings of generous portions that combine interesting textures and tastes. There’s a pomelo salad with shrimp that has a fresh, very clean taste. The slices of marinated duck breast rolled in cucumber are very light and match either the Australian or New Zealand red or white wines offered on the menu. Traditional, popular curries can be found on the menu with large king prawns, chicken or duck and there’s a section for vegetarians. Along with NINE Lounge and Bar, this is a restaurant to relax in, to take your time between courses and enjoy the company of your dinner companions. Until now, the pleasure of an evening at LIM’s, a favourite of Thai and expat residents, has spread mostly by discreet word of mouth as the chosen elegant hideaway for the discerning diner. Now the word is out.

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Climax Restaurant

International

Mom Tri’s Boathouse

Thai/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.

Maybe you’re on your honeymoon, celebrating a special occasion or just want to have a romantic dinner while on holiday. Mom Tri’s Boathouse, directly on the beach in Kata, is the perfect place for gourmet dining in a stylish atmosphere enjoying some of the best views in the world.

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.

The Boathouse Jazz Trio plays softly in the background as your waiter brings you the wine list. It is packed with over 800 labels and 26 wines are also available by the glass. The Boathouse has attained Wine Spectator awards since 1995 and has won the only 2-glass wine award in Phuket since 2006.

All of it with the warmest and hippest atmosphere on the island; along with the most friendly and kindest service you have ever experienced.

Poring over the menu you’ll find an overwhelming choice. Delicious Thai food with appetisers such as Yam Som O (pomelo salad with prawns), Pla Tom Yam Heng (a deep-fried garoupa dish which defies gravity) and the queen of Thai desserts: mango with sticky rice and coconut ice cream.

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.

The choice of French Mediterranean dishes surpasses your expectations. Maître Cuisinier de France Jean-Noël Lumineau, retired from an illustrious culinary career in France, was appointed last year as Executive Chef, so rest assured you are in excellent hands.

Open daily 07:30-11:00, Bar till 2 am | Tel: +66 (0)76 343612, +66 (0)86 855 8586

Open Daily 07:00-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 330015

On the 5th Floor of Absolute Bangla Suites on Bangla Road, Patong. www.theclimax.net, Fb@absolutebanglasuites.com

Mom Tri’s Boathouse, Kata Beach www.boathousephuket.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.

Plum Fine Dining / Vanilla Sky Mediterranean/Tapas Bar

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…

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

Plum Fine Dining18-23 Closed Mon Vanilla Sky 17–00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 337300

Mom Tri's Villa Royale, Kata Noi

Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas, Kamala Cliff at the beginning of Millionaire's Mile! www.capesienna.com, fb@capesienna.com

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VSET

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 Sautéed 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 entrées. 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.

SILK Restaurant and Bar

Thai

Indulge in some of the finest Thai cuisine, authentic traditional dishes that blend the freshest ingredients in innovative recipes to provide succulent tastes and unique textures. Top off the distinct culinary experience with a luxurious and contemporary indoor seating arrangement of Thai artefacts and long lanterns suspended from the ceiling or a sophisticated outdoor seating of wooden tables and small pools, all with a view to the Andaman Sea, and there's a sleek, stylish and silky evening to savour. Delights at Silk Restaurant and Bar include Arharn Vang Jan Pised, an array of items which include Phuket noodle-wrapped prawns, fresh spring rolls, chicken in pandanas leaf and fish cakes and Yam Som O, pomelo salad with tamarind dressing and crispy shallots. Chu Chi Pla, a rich red curry sauce with white snapper fillets in coconut milk, Gaeng Phed Pe Yang and red curry of roasted duck, pineapple, grapes, cherry tomatoes in coconut milk are superb entrées to complement the starters. Outstanding cuisine served in a tastefully decorated setting with excellent service – smooth as Silk!

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

Open daily 07:30-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 338777 ext 680

76 Bar Drink & Dine www.thenappatong.com

Andara Resort and Villas, Kamala Beach Road www.andarasilk.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.

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White Box

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

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

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Taste Restaurant

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

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. 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 07:00-24:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 294104-6 ext 5 Muean Ngern Road south end of Patong www.baanyindee.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.

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 08:00-24:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 341244

Open daily 11:30-22:30 | Tel: +66 (0)76 370000

Beach Rd, 200 metres north of Soi Bangla in Patong www.wheretoeat-phuket.com

Burasari Patong Beach www.burasari.com

Kan Eang@pier

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.

Into the Sea

Modern Logical Cuisine

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.

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, Chef Thomas Jakobi’s Modern Logical Cuisine showcases his 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 daily 10:30-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)83 173 1187, +66 (0)76 381212

Open Tues-Sat 18:00-22:30 | Tel: +66 (0)76 381010 ext 6

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

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

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.

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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!

Da Vinci

Italian

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

Big wines. Fabulous food. Great music.

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

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

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

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

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

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People Profile

Salvatore Cossu Salvatore Cossu’s 80-year-old mother from his native Sardinia in Italy is often the inspiration for dishes at his award winning Salvatore’s Restaurant in Phuket Town. When did you come and live in Phuket? I came here 22 years ago from my native Sardinia, in Italy after living in The Hague, the capital of Holland, for four or five years where I opened an Italian restaurant, Costa Smeralda, and a pizza/takeaway. Previously I’d undertaken a hotel management course at the Hotel St Michel for three years in Lausanne, Switzerland, before going to Holland. I visited Thailand four or five times on holiday before deciding to come and live in Phuket. I liked the place. When did you decide to become a chef and open your own restaurant? About 38 years ago while working in Holland I decided I liked the job of being a chef. When I came to Phuket I opened three restaurants in Patong: Marco Polo in 1990, my first Cassanova in 1991 and the second Cassanova in 1995. Ten years ago I opened Salvatore’s Restaurant in Phuket Town. What changes in the business environment on Phuket have you noticed? The last year business was down by around 25 percent but I’m optimistic that this year and next year will be better. Seventy percent of my customers are Thais and around 30 percent a mixture of locals and tourists. Thai customers have become more open over the years. They trust me and will ask me to choose one of the five set menus we offer each day. What other trends have you noticed? In the last 10 years I’ve noticed that Thai customers now almost always order wine rather than whisky or beer; they like the expensive wines which suit us as we stock mainly Italian and French wines. Their favourite dishes are seafood and New Zealand lamb. I must be careful as Thai customers are very particular about everything being very fresh. Why do you think Salvatore’s Restaurant has been successful? Hard work. I do everything myself. I go to the market every day to buy fish and meat and my wife and I buy all the vegetables and other ingredients ourselves. What is your favourite dish? I like a simple dish of spaghetti, fresh tomatoes and basil with some olive oil. I cook only with olive oil. No butter. Many of my dishes come from my 80-year-old mother’s recipes. I go home to Sardinia every year to see her and my two brothers and three sisters and bring back some of her recipes to serve in the restaurant. The recipes have a lot of fish, vegetables and also some specialist Sardinian dishes such as sardines, pork, rabbit and duck.

Is your family involved in running the restaurant. Yes, Sombon helps out with many things in the restaurant. What type of car do you drive? I have a Toyota Fortuner, although I’d prefer a Ferrari, of course. I like Formula 1. Sombon also has a Toyota. What do you like most about living on Phuket? I like the Thai people. This is now my home. And I like the weather – it’s great! How old are you and how long do you plan to keep working? I’m 60 years old. I plan to work for another five years in the restaurant business. I will definitely stay in Thailand but instead of going to Italy for one month a year, I’ll go for two or three months to see my family. So what do you do in your spare time? I don’t have much spare time. I once played golf but not any more. Now I intend to start going to the gym to lose some weight. Are you involved in any charitable work? Not directly, but each year I give a voucher to the Phuket International Women’s Club and I’ve helped poor Thais who need food with some food from the restaurant from time to time. With an Italian and two Thais in your family you must speak a number of languages. Yes, I speak seven languages: Italian, Thai, English, German, Dutch, French and Spanish with some Portuguese and Greek. My daughter speaks Thai, Italian, English, French and some Japanese and my wife speaks Thai, English and Italian.

Where do you live on Phuket? We’ve lived in Kathu near the golf course for 15 years in the same house. I like it there. There are only 30 or 40 villas. It’s quiet. We have a very good life there.

What do you think the future holds for businesses like yours on Phuket? I think business will improve over the next couple of years. I hope the next year will be better for everyone.

What about your family here in Phuket? I’ve been married to a Thai, Sombon, for 17 years and we have a 16-year-old daughter, Monica, who’s been at high school in Italy for two years and has another three years to go. She’s learning Italian but is also very interested in art of all kinds. I hope she’ll go to university in Italy but she wants to go to America after finishing high school. I hope she changes her mind…

For more information Salvatore’s Restaurant 15, 17 Rasada Road, Muang District, Phuket Town. Tel: +66 (0)89 871 1184 Website: www.salvatorestaurant.com.

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Open daily 10:00 – 22:00 hrs. Tel: +66 (0)76 325006 424 Cherngtalay, Bangtao, Thalang, Phuket, 83110 Email: chadasaispa@yahoo.com. Website: www.chadasaispa.com

Spa

Chadasai Spa “Chada” is a Thai belief that when society ladies span the door they increase their beauty at a spa. “Sai” means clear. Chadasai Spa fuses the two meanings into an experience redolent in ancient Thai heritage. A new, tranquil, unpretentious addition to Phuket ‘s spa scene. masseuses seem to find muscles and bones previously missing in action. No matter, after a stimulating body scrub and traditional oil massage, the Jasmine Rice hot compresses, gently applied over the whole body carries the guest into a time warp of silent appreciation of all things Thai spa. The spa has nine very comfortable, white-wicker chairs with deep padding in Thai silk for foot massages, a recognition of the popularity of this type of massage with Phuket’s large tourist population. Aromatherapy and body scrubs are the most popular body treatments. Chadsai Spa is without pretension, very bright and spacious; quiet, despite being on a busy road; totally relaxing and an excellent place to pause awhile for a heavenly Thai spa experience where the idea of floating in your sleep truly does exist.

Some treatments & packages at Chadasai Spa Chadsai Spa Royal Thai Heritage Spa

4.5 hrs

Chadasai Signature Synchronized Massage by 4 Hands

4 hrs

Chada Retreat Interior designer and owner Pimpinun Angkullbee has stamped her own imprint on Phuket’s newest top line spa, Chadasai Spa, with its clean, uncluttered décor based around large, white, light as air, Southern Thai silk drapes that truly capture her vision of conjuring up a feeling of floating while in contented sleep. Opened in late January, and located along a wide road front in Cherng Talay, Thalang, an area with few spas, Chadasai Spa’s raison d’être is a clean and simple environment, reflecting Khun Pim’s own tastes as a professional interior designer. Guests are shown into a reception area of white painted concrete floor, silk drapes and simple wooden furnishings. Massage oils called Anti-stress, Relaxing, Jasmine Rice, Green Tea, Lemongrass and Energizing are offered as are body scrub creams of the same names, plus Mandarin Orange and Coconut Butter. The foot cleaning room is a spacious revelation, resembling the inside of a Sultan’s tent with its white, Southern Thai silk drapes gently floating above, along walls and across open doorways.

4.5 hrs

Coconut Island

3 hrs

Sport Retreat

3 hrs

Thai Heritage

3 hrs

Spring Day

3.5 hrs

Heaven Touch

3 hrs

Tropical Paradise

4.5 hrs

Day Dream Delight

3 hrs

Andaman Sunrise

2 hrs

Sunset on Your Mind

2 hrs

Foot Spa Sets

2 hrs

Spas treatments range from two hour foot spa sets, including manicure, pedicure, scrubs, mask, massage, an aromatic milk bath and nail polish; the three hour “Sport Retreat” sport, herbal ball and cucumber fresh mask treatment to the four hour “Chadsai Signature Synchronized Massage by 4 Hands.” They may seem like long spas, but the standard of treatment makes them pass all-too-quickly. A choice of waist high, or floor massage mattresses in simple, but comfortable single and couples treatment rooms are offered, as are outdoor spa baths. An alfresco shower between body scrub and oil massage is a stimulating change from the normal. The quietly efficient, orderly and discrete masseuses are from Phuket and trained by the spa’s own personnel. A three hour massage passes in a dream of blissful relaxation, expelling all stress for a brief moment in time. The

Location To Airport

To La gu na

Chadasai Spa Lotus Cherngtalay

To Paklok

Srisoonthorn Rd.

To Surin Beach

To Phuket City

For TAXI: ติดกับแม็คโดนัล โลตัสเชิงทะเล บางเทา

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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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240 min

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

Chao-fa West Rd. To Kathu

To Chalong

SUKKO SPA

Island Furniture & The Courtyard

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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

SURIN BEACH

To Laguna Hotels

Lemongrass House 1

To Tha Reua

To Bypass Rd. To Phuket City

CHALONG CIRCLE To Kata

CHERNGTALAY To Kamala

To Rawai

Lemongrass House 2

To Chalong Pier

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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

Some treatments & packages at The Royal Spa

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.

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

To Downtown

Tesco Lotus Bangkok Phuket Hospital

Yaowarat Rd.

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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

Man 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.

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 March 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

Location To Promthep Cape

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.

30 min

Manicure & Pedicure

RAWAI

RAWAI BEACH

To Nai Harn

To Kata & Karon

Phuket Seashell Muesuem

Evason Phuket & Bon Island

SIX SENSES SPA

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Feature: Phuket Community Foundation Race Day

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FOUNDATION RACE DAY

Photo by Phuket Best Event

The Phuket Community Foundation celebrated the success of its 2011 Race Day Fundraiser, held at Laguna Phuket on Sunday January 23. While the bean-counters were still at work, PCF Director Janyaporn Morel said, "We know that income from donors and sponsors, and from the public on the day, was well over 800,000 baht. That's a big number for us. "We had more than 30 sponsors for the event. We were overwhelmed by their generosity. I'd like to thank in particular Laguna Phuket for giving us such a wonderful venue, Dream Gallery for sponsoring the entire duck race, and our top prize donors, Silolona, Banyan Tree and Wahoo." Apart from the duck race, PCF Race Day featured dragon boat races, a kayak race and a cardboard box race for children.

Photo by Phuket Best Event

On stage, the crowd - estimated to be about 1,500 - were entertained by songs from a schoolchildren's choir, a magic show, several dance shows and a duckling costume contest for small children. "The feedback we had was overwhelmingly positive," said Ms Morel. "We're very grateful to all who supported us, and to everyone who came to enjoy the fun. We look forward to doing it again next year."

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FORMS OF BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS IN THAILAND Potential foreign investors in the Kingdom of Thailand should have an overview understanding of the legal structures of various entities in addition to their business knowledge in order to ensure their business methods and dealings are supported by knowledge of the basic differences of entities. In this article we would like to give an overview of business organizations which exist in the Kingdom of Thailand. Business in Thailand can be widely conducted in the following forms:

Limited Liability Company: In Thailand, the most common structure for conducting business is a limited liability company. A limited liability company, by law, is regarded as a juristic person with the right to own property (although with restrictions to ownership of real property for most limited liability companies with a majority foreign ownership) to and carry on business under its name. Limited liability companies have liabilities with respect to third parties which is separate from the individual liability of its shareholders. Shareholder liability in a limited liability company is limited to the value of an individual shareholder’s unpaid share capital. A limited liability company could be used for example for real estate business.

Public Company: A public company is an entity incorporated for the purpose of offering shares to the public. The liability of shareholders is limited to the amount of the capital which remains unpaid on the shares held by them. The purpose of offering shares of the public company and the liability limit of its share holders must be clearly and specifically stated in the memorandum of association. As a public company receives money by offering its shares to the public a public company could be a preferred form of business for major enterprises or for companies which want to achieve fast growths in new economies.

Partnerships: Unregistered Ordinary Partnerships: An ordinary partnership is based on a contractual relationship between two or more persons to jointly invest and undertake a business with a view of sharing profits and loss derived wherefrom. All partners in an ordinary partnership are jointly and without limit, liable for all obligations of the partnership. The unregistered ordinary partnership could be used for various businesses but is not the preferred business form for real estate as it is not entitled to own property.

Registered Ordinary Partnerships: An ordinary partnership can become incorporated as a juristic person by registering with the Minister of Commerce. A registered ordinary partnership is entitled to own property and is taxed as a corporate entity.

Limited Partnerships: A limited partnership is a juristic person consisting of two groups of partners one of which comprises those whose liabilities are limited to the capital contributed and the other comprises those who are jointly and without limit, liable for all of the partnership’s obligations. Only an unlimited partner can manage a limited partnership. If a limited liability partner participates in the management, then he becomes an unlimited liability partner.

foreign company may choose to perform such a project through a branch office. However, if the nature of the business falls within any of the restricted categories of the Foreign Business Act, a permit will be required before commencing the business activities. A branch office is regarded as the same legal entity as its head office. The head office, therefore, will be held responsible for all liabilities of the branch in Thailand.

Representative Office: A representative office is considered as a non-trading office which is not permitted to conduct business with a view of profit. It is merely for the purpose of serving its head office overseas for the provision of information.

Regional Office: A regional office is also considered as a non-trading office which is not permitted to conduct business with a view of profit. The regional office is a business organization established by a multinational company for the following purposes; (a) Coordinating among branches or affiliates in the same region; (b) Controlling the operation of branches or affiliates situated in the same region on behalf of the parent company; and (c) Giving advice and services such as training of personnel, financial management, marketing control and sale promotion strategies, product development and research and development.

Sole proprietorship: A sole proprietorship is normally a small business, as sole proprietorships are owned by a single person. The owner is solely responsible and liable for all obligations and liabilities of the sole proprietorship,. Sole proprietorships are not registered with the Ministry of Commerce.

Conclusion Most foreign investors look at limited liability companies as their preferred method of investment, but perhaps don’t consider or are not familiar with the alternative modes of legal entity. It is certainly worth being familiar with the options, so that any choice can be made on an informed basis, and not necessarily following the majority for the sake of familiarity. The Author of this article is Sebastian Kunz, Senior Associate at Limcharoen Hughes & Glanville (Phuket) sebastian@limcharoen.com

Joint Venture/Consortium: Joint Venture: An unincorporated joint venture is a contractual relationship between two or more parties, one of which must be a juristic person. It is generally organized to conduct a particular business project within a limited period. The joint venture is not recognized as a juristic entity under the Civil and Commercial Code. However, it is recognized under the Revenue Code. A joint venture could be used for example for projects in the real estate sector.

Consortium: A consortium is also a contractual relationship between two or more parties. The distinction from a joint venture is that each party to a consortium maintains its separate identity relating to the business and is responsible for its own profits or losses. The consortium is not recognized as a legal entity under Thai law.

Branch of a Foreign Company: Where a foreign company has a contract with a Thai government agency or a private organization to carry out a business project in Thailand, the

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Limcharoen Hughes & Glanville (Phuket) T: +66 (0) 7634 2882-4 F: +66 (0) 7634 2885 E: Phuket@Limcharoen.com Limcharoen Hughes & Glanville (Bangkok) T: +66 (0) 2635 5071-3 F: +66 (0) 2635 5074 E: Bangkok@Limcharoen.com Limcharoen Hughes & Glanville (Samui) T: +66 (0) 7724 6185 - 7 F: +66 (0) 7724 6188 E: Samui@Limcharoen.com Limcharoen Hughes & Glanville (Ho Chi Minh City) T: +84 862 917 000 F: +84 862 916 999 E: HoChiMinhCity@Limcharoen.com Limcharoen Hughes & Glanville (Bali) T: +62 361 727 114 F: +62 361 727 486 E: Bali@Limcharoen.com www. limcharoen.com

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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 courses, 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 bedroom villas. 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 a villas constructed for foreigners and relax in a luxury ThaiBali style villa. All areas of the house are perfect for living with a 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”

About The Developers “Green Hill Villas Phuket” 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)8 1396 9307 (English) +66 (0)8 7 468 0580 (Russia) Email: forcepkt@yahoo.com www.greenhillvillasphuket.com

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KRABI SUNSET

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

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

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.

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 Price Range

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

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.

Space

Management

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 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.

Starting price from 4.99 Million Baht.

Concept

The covered parking area for Wings residents provides enough shaded space for one car per unit and is set away from the homes to minimize disturbances. Residents then walk down a pathway to their private villa entrances. Privacy is complete once inside each compact Wings compound, where the elongated 17.6m x 8m arrangement offers a very spacious and functional living environment; separating the living area, bedroom and bathroom, but keeping them well lit with natural light. The bathroom’s skylight is an novel yet practical feature, which keeps the space well lit with sunlight.

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_salesco@twovillas.com Website: www.twovillas.com

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LE'KIRI

Location Situated in a secluded beachfront land with panoramic and breathtaking views, the Lé Kiri and Le Kiri Sol villas are located in the in the tranquil surrounding of Had Yao, with its sandy beach and blue sea, is one of the most beautiful and unspoiled natural areas in Krabi. The development is less than a 10 minute drive from Pakasai golf course and 20 minutes from Krabi International Airport.

“Le’kiri Sol” is a spacious single-storey resort style villa, which meticulously combines the tropical living and the contemporary elements of design suitable for stylish couples and small families. High ceiling 2 bedrooms are villas (and a 3 bedroom option) with en-suite bathrooms and a private pool just a step from the bed. The villas have a fully equipped kitchen and high quality materials and fittings are used throughout.

Price Range

About The Developers

Prices start from 17 to 23 million Baht for the pool villa and 7.6 million Baht for Le'Kiri Sol.

The Lé Kiri Group comprises a group of seasoned business people who have over 20 years experience in real estate and property industries in Phuket and Thailand. Their extensive works include property development, residential housing projects, condominiums, a hotel and boutique resorts all of which emphasize an environmental and nature friendly policy.

Concept Lé Kiri is derived from the combined Thai words ‘tale’ which means sea and ‘kiri’ for hill or mountain. Lé Kiri offers scenery that espouses the sea and the mountains. Lé Kiri is 5, four-bedroom beachfront and seaview pool villas with the most popular design being The Sand. This spacious 2-storey beachfront villa of 880 sqm has a 32 sqm infinity pool with a Thai pavilion. The endless sandy beach on the beachfront side offers privilege and privacy. Lé Kiri is where family members can enjoy a broad range of tropical and water sport activities all year round.

Management Lé Kiri will be professionally managed by an onsite management team that will provide 24 hour security, estate maintenance and repair service and landsaping and gardening. Owners who have purchased villas for rental purposes can have their investments managed on a short or long term basis.

Contacts Lé Kiri Tel: +66 (0) 8 1618 7808, +66 (0) 8 1310 1837 Fax: +66 (0) 7635 6245 Email: ekaraj@lekiri.com, info@lekiri.com Website: www.lekiri.com

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Location

Design & Construction

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.

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 Price Range Banyan Tree Residences Phuket comprises two-bedroom Pool Villas at 59.5 million Baht, one or two-bedroom DoublePool Villas, start from 73.5 million Baht and Grand Residences from 140 million Baht.

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.

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, 4% for 10 years, or share of actual room revenue with the potential to provide an appreciated investment in the years to come.

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

Management 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. *This special promotion is applicable to new sales of completed properties only and is not available for previously purchased properties. Laguna Property reserves the right to review and approve applications by its sole means while also reserving the right to change the terms of this special without prior notice.

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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Location

About The Developers

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 and Laguna Village Villas.

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.

Price Range

Management

The total area available is from 229 to 1,600 sqm with prices ranging from 13.9 to 55+ million Baht.

Benefits

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.

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.

*This special promotion is applicable to new sales of completed properties only and is not available for previously purchased properties. Laguna Property reserves the right to review and approve applications by its sole means while also reserving the right to change the terms of this special without prior notice.

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

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 Websites: www.lagunavillage.com

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NAI HARN BAAN-BUA

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 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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MALAIWANA

Location

Design & Construction

Malaiwana is a private luxury estate set in an area of outstanding natural beauty on one of the last undeveloped stretches of Phuket’s prized northwest coastline, only 10 minutes from Phuket International Airport. Soaring up above the white sands and turquoise water of Naithon Beach, Malaiwana commands some of the most breathtaking ocean and sunset views on the island.

With finished units available for viewing one can quickly see the outstanding finishing quality of these properties which are completed to extremely high standards.

Price Range

About The Developer Malaiwana Park Development Company comprises professionals with extensive development experience in Phuket including Royal Phuket Marina, Surin Heights, and Malaiwana Headland Estates.

From USD 3 million.

Management Concept Malaiwana includes 19 estate villas, 12 ocean view apartments, known as The Residences, and a stylish ocean front beach club. A sublime setting for the discerning owner to enjoy a tropical lifestyle with ultimate sophistication. Private estate management and concierge services will rank those of any five star resort.

Space

Malaiwana is managed by Phuket’s leading luxury property management company, CB Richard Ellis.

Customisation Interiors are designed to suit individual taste. From traditional tropical to pure minimalist or an eclectic mix of various styles, you can choose the finishes you prefer. In-house architects can assist with personal choices or Malaiwana can work together with the owners’ choice of interior designer.

Malaiwana villas are set on large landscaped plots of 1,500 sqm upwards and feature over 1,000 sqm of construction area. All of the 4 to 5 bedroom villas incorporate generous outdoor and indoor living areas, extensive sundeck and infinity pools of up to 25 m. The Residences are some of Phuket’s largest ocean view 3 and 4 bedroom duplexes and penthouses from over 600 sqm. Each of these oversized apartments will have unbroken ocean views and an 18 m infinity pool.

Contacts Malaiwana Park Development Co. Ltd. Mobile: +66 (0)76 316225 Email: info@malaiwana.com Website: www.malaiwana.com

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KATA ROCKS

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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Designer Homes

from 7.7m THB

Priceless Gem!

Property Sales

Starting 23m THB

Family Homes

from 7.5m THB

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!

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.

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!

Great Investment

Care for a Swing?

Hillside Sea Views

from 2.7m THB

from 3.7m THB

from 2.9m THB

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.

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...

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!

Karon Apartments

from 4.9m THB

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.

Lushful Development

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.

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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Property Sales

Villa

20m THB

Villa

Villa

25.5m THB

NAI HARN : Spacious 3-bedroom villa situated on a land plot of 1,215 square metres. Has its own swimming pool with jacuzzi, pool bar and sala. A kilometre from Nai Harn Beach.

KOH KEAW : Large 5-bedroom family pool villa in the Woodlands community, close to the British International School and marinas. It is spacious with a well-designed layout creating a superb blend of comfort and stylish living.

BANGTAO : 3 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, maid's room, infinity pool, garden and sala, covered parking for 2 cars. The L-shaped villas offer complete privacy with garden and pool views from every part of the villa.

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RAWAI : A modern 2 bed ground floor apartment located only minutes from Rawai Beach. The apartment is set in a private compound with communal gardens and pool. The apartment is fully furnished and equipped. Term: Long term only.

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CAPE PANWA : 3-bedroom villa located in an elevated position close to Cape Panwa and only 10 minutes from Phuket Town. Access to a small quiet beach is 500 metres.Term: Short & long term rental.

2 Bedrooms

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CAPE PANWA : 3 bedroom villas in a beach front location with unsurpassed ocean views. Shared 18 m pool and set in delightful tropical gardens. Peaceful and convenient Cape Panwa location. Term: Short & Long Term.

3 Bedrooms

3 Bedrooms

from 40,000 THB

KAO KARD : A beautifully appointed duplex apartment with 3 bedrooms at Kao Kard Beach. The property shares a pool with just 3 other apartments and is only 100 metres from superb sandy beaches. Term: Short & long term.

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PATONG : Super modern sea view pool villa located on hillside above Patong Bay. This is well designed to create spacious and convenient modern style living areas whilst capturing the essence of a tropical style.

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LOCH PALM : A single storey villa beside the fairways of Loch Palm Golf Course. Lots of space with a spacious sun terrace and landscaped gardens. 4 bedrooms with en-suite bath with 850 sqm of usable area and 1600 sqm of land area.

21m THB

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NAITHORN : Exclusive, custom designed villas developed to integrate seamlessly with the topography of the north west hills of Phuket.

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RAWAI : A spacious 3-bed villa located just a few minutes from Rawai & Nai Harn beaches. Bright and airy modern accommodation with garden and swimming pool in a walled garden. Term: Short & Long Term.

2 Bedrooms

from35,000THB

CAPE PANWA : Stylish 2-bedroom apartment. Good quality material that blends well with the interior design. The unit has pool access which is truly relaxing and very convenient. Term: Short & long term.

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Villa

15.8m THB

Property Sales

Condominium

from 3.4m THB

Condominium

from 32m THB

NAI HARN : Pool villa located minutes from Nai Harn Beach. The total living area is 394 sqm with a total land area of 808 sqm. There are 2 bedrooms with a guest cottage and a lot with mature manicured gardens and trees.

PATONG : Seven storey modern boutique condominiums located just 500 m from the beach. Features studios and 1 to 3 bedroom apartments at an affordable price. Facilities are comprised of a swimming pool, fitness centre.

KATA : Luxury condominium located on the west coast, right on the oceanfront, facing stunning and uninterrupted sunset views of the Andaman Sea. The site is between Kata & Karon Beach. Excellent holiday homes and villa rentals.

Villa

Condominium

Condominium

30 m THB

10m THB

from 4.6m THB

KATA : Located above beautiful Kata Bay and surrounded by landscaped gardens. Privately owned 3 bedroom luxury villa built in the traditional Thai style, 10 min walk from one of the island's best beaches, close to restaurants and hotels.

CAPE PANWA : Furnished 2 bedroom sea view freehold condo, in excellent condition and is 100 m with double balcony. Top floor corner unit with the best view. There is a wide array of facilities such as swimming pools, gym, kids clubs and play areas.

PATONG : Own the nearest residence to Patong beachfront and enjoy superb facilities: rooftop infinity edge pool, lagoon style swimming pool, excellent restaurant and bar. 10% guarantee return, fully furnished, foreign free hold.

Mai Khao, Phuket

Mai Khao, Phuket

Near Phuket Town

6.5m THB/Rai

BEACH FRONT 300 Rai (frontage 384 m) (Chanote title)

SEA VIEW 6-2-10 rai (Chanote title)

Koh Lhoan

7m THB/Rai

4.5m THB/Rai

BEACH FRONT 14-3-84 Rai (Upgrading to Chanote title)

Baan Don, Phuket FLAT LAND 3-0-8.3 Rai (Chanote title)

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GENTLE SLOPING LAND 2-3-02 Rai (Chanote title)

8m THB

Patong, Phuket

4 m THB

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Apartment from 200,000 THB/month

Apartment from 120,000 THB/month

Apartment from 110,000 THB/month

KATA : 3 bedroom & 3 bathroom seaview apartment (414 sqm) fully furnished and has private 12 metre lap pool. It has large open terraces, expansive living areas using quality materials and natural finishes.

KATA : This seaview two-bedroom condo is situated in an award-winning residential development. The 226 sq.m living area includes a large balcony overlooking the shared infinity pool and Kata Bay. The unit is furnished.

KATA : This is a fully furnished 2 bedrooms apartment (210 sqm) in a 5 Star development having stunning ocean views in all bedrooms. The apartment comes with private car park and it has direct beach access.

Beachfront Villas from 180,000 THB/month

Villas

Apartments

KATA NOI : New 3 storey fully furnished modern beachfront town home having 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms plus a private pool. Only 30 metres to Kata Noi Beach.

KALIM : This charming 2 bedroom beach villa with a spectacular view of Patong Bay is laid out on 2 spacious floors set in a gated and walled environment. It has a private beach area in a lush garden setting.

KALIM : Fully furnished 131.38 sqm 2 bedroom seaview apartment with Jacuzzi terrace, 2 private bedrooms with 2 bathrooms and fully fitted kitchen.

Villa

100,000 THB/month

Seaview villa from 200,000 THB/month

Apartment

BANGTAO : Contemporary Thai Style villa (800 sqm) , fully furnished having 3 bedroom and 4 bathroom plus maid's quarter, private swimming pool and large garden.

SURIN : 4 bedroom fully furnished tropical modern design pool villa overlooking Bangtao Bay in a gated secured development. Long term preferred. Maid service included.

BANGTAO : This is a 2 bedroom beachfront boutique service apartment offering luxury sea view residences with absolute beach frontage at the southern end of Bang Tao Beach.

Villas

from 150,000 THB/month

Beachfront Villas from 450,000 THB/month

Apartment

BANGTAO : This is Thai style with contemporary modern interior design. The villa has been designed to combine the function of a modern home with an easy flow between indoor and outdoor, enabling open living. Fully staffed.

YAMU CAPE : Situated on the east coast of Phuket with stunning vistas and superb sea views. The six bedroom villa is also ideal for hosting private events and functions such as beach weddings.

BANGTAO : New 1 bedroom (75 sqm) in a 5 star resort. The unit has fully fitted kitchen, furnished with modern furnitures, internet and cable provided. Common pool, sauna & spa, fitness gym and restaurant available.

15,000 THB/night

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Ocean View Apartment

8.5m THB

Property Sales

Affordable Sea View

5.9m THB

Beachfront Living

8.9m THB

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

KARON : Spacious one bedroom sea view condo overlooking Karon Bay. Modern and well kept building with large swimming pool and jacuzzi. Priced to sell and a must see!

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 meters to Kata Beach. Motivated seller.

Walk to the Beach

Stunning Ocean Views

Ocean View Villa

19.5m THB

10.9m THB

80m THB

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.

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.

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.

The Heights Penthouse

The Heights Resale

The Heights Resale

55m THB

25m THB

21.5m THB

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.

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.

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.

Kata Noi Beachfront

Istana Estate

Absolute Beachfront

22.5m THB

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

from US$ 4.2m THB

NAI THON BEACH : Each of the 19 palatial residencwes 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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US$ 7.9m THB

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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Exquisite Home

99m THB

Extravagant Luxury

190m THB

Amazing Views

25.5m THB

KATA : A very special home set on a hillside with stunning ocean views. This beautiful property features 5 bedrooms plus 2 study rooms, a therapy room, sauna, purpose-built wine cellar as well as an elevator.

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

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.

Oceanfront Villa

Panoramic View

Garden Villa

97m THB

22.5m THB

31.85m THB

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.

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".

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.

Freehold Condo

Sea View Villa

Balinese Villa

8.9m THB

21m THB

25.5m THB

SURIN : Modern 2 bedroom corner unit with foreign freehold title enjoying mountain and sea views. The property is conveniently located just a few minutes walk to either Surin or Bangtao beaches.

PATONG : Elegant 3 bedroom residences set on the hill just south of Patong with outstanding sea views overlooking the bay. Within just 5 minutes drive to the centre of Patong

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.

Affordable Luxury

Freehold Condo

Golf Views

10.9m THB

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!

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: +66 (0)76 620055 : +66 (0)80 143 2929 Email: realestate@phuket.net Website: realestate.phuket.net

5.5m THB

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.

from 14.95m THB

KATHU : Contemporary 3 bedroom pool villas located on the edge of Loch Palm Golf Course featuring stunning golf and lake views. 4 bedroom option also available as well as full choice of internal materials and finishes.

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Simply all you need for essentially stylish island living Oxygen is essential to life, just as location is essential to good living. Situated in Bangtao, on the west coast of Phuket. Oxygen home owners can enjoy the convenience of living in a tranquil area just walking distance to the beach, maintaining an island-community feel, yet with shops, restaurants and entertainment for the adventurous never far away. Phase 1 of Oxygen Condominium Bangtao is now complete. The unique duplex condominium concept is a suitably stylish addition to the chic Bangtao Beach area, offering a special tropical living experience in a secure and secluded resort-like residence. Perfect as a first or second home for couples and small families, each of the complete two-storey homes comes fully furnished with tasteful dÊcor and is fully equipped with every necessary appliance. These homes are designed to be spacious and practical to make the most of living in the tropics with the living area and master bedroom opening out onto a wooden sun deck, swimming pool and garden. Oxygen Condominiums are designed with simple yet stylish comfort and convenience in mind, giving you the freedom to live the way you feel most at ease. The homes are nestled in a beautifully landscaped secure compound with a car park and has a lively central common area, which includes a gym. Each homeowner can also choose to enjoy the seclusion of their own tropical garden and private swimming pool. Covered walkways provide shade and shelter from the rain when going out and residents’ security is assured with guards on duty round-the-clock.

There has been an overwhelmingly positive response since the rental program began last October, spurning a vibrant resort-like atmosphere at the condominium, which has also given rental program participants substantial returns on their investments. Oxygen condominium Bangtao consisted of 26 units, 15 units in phase 1 and 11 units in phase 2. These 3 – 4 Bedrooms condominium-style units have been meticulously designed with contemporary couples and families in mind. Each duplex has and 8 to 15 meter private pool in a secluded garden with sundecks surround by a high wall on a 300 Sqm. Plot. The rental program is professionally-run by The Two Villas Holiday management team, ensuring home owners and visitors consistently receive high standards of service. Those who sign a booking contract before the end of January 2010 will receive a special offer on limited units.

Living here is like spending every day at a beach-side resort. Residents have easy access to the beach or can simply choose to relax at home in luxurious seclusion

Oxygen Condominium Co., Ltd. by Oxygen Condominium Sales Office 271/13 Moo 5 Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110 Tel: +66 (0)81 970 0742 Email: oxygen_bt@twovillas.com Website: www.twovillas.com

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Things to do If you would believe the brochures, Phuket is about beach, beach and more beach, with a leavening of latenight parties. However, this island of ours has lots of other activities. Here’s a selection of these which we hope will enrich your holiday experience, and they won’t break the bank.

Sea Canoes Make a silent exploration of beautiful tidal sea caves and remote tropical coastlines, promoting alternative non-polluting marine. Professional guides make the whole delightful experience convenient and safe; even foryoung children. For more information Tel: +66 (0)76 254505-7, +66 (0)84 844 1807or visit www.johngray-seacanoe.com which has detailed location maps on the picture gallery link. Photos by: www.thailandbirding.com.

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.

Enjoy Birdwatching in Phuket Phuket offers many birdwatching opportunities. The terrain includes mangrove forests, marshland and secondary and old-growth jungle. The best time of the year to visit Phuket for bird watching is from about the middle of October through April. At this time, many species of migratory birds will be present. Over two hundred species of have been seen on Phuket. Full day and overnight tours offer the birder a variety of habitats in which to see exotic birds. Apart from Phuket you can also add a day of birding in Phang Nga Province or Khao Sok National Park. Thale Noi and Krabi are also destinations. Tours are educational, easy and fun. What to bring: binoculars, lightweight walking boots or sports shoes, camera (if you wish), mosquito repellent, a hat and sun lotion. Tours will supply a spotting scope. For more info about birding tours, contact Thailand Birding, Tel: +66 (0)76 241519, +66 (0)81 893 6558. Web: www.thailandbirding.com.

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Phuket Aquarium at Cape Panwa Whether you confine yourself to a walk along the beach or engage in swimming, snorkeling and scuba-diving, there’s no doubt that marine-related activities are one of the prime attractions for visitors to Phuket. For those who are inclined to do their research in a more leisurely style, or who would like to know more about Phuket’s surrounding waters and its marine life, the Phuket Aquarium is the answer. The aquarium, which is also a marine life research centre, is located right on the tip of Cape Panwa and is a 13-kilometre drive from Phuket City. There’s a local bus service to the aquarium, which leaves Ranong Road daily from 9am to 3pm, every hour.

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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!

For information about Phuket Cable Ski Tel: +66 (0)76 202 525 phuketcableski@yahoo.com www.phuketcableski.com Open Daily: 9:30am - 6:30pm Near Kathu Waterfall Only 10 minutes from Patong

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Electronic Devices “Please be advised that all electronic devices must be switched off and remain switched off until further notice.”

This is one of the best known aircraft cabin announcements these days, and one which is increasingly receiving 'pushback' as technology around iPhones, Blackberries, iPads, Kindles, laptops and even kids’ electronic computer games, advances – like the aircraft – into the stratosphere. This explosive [no pun intended] use of personal electronic devices [PEDs] of all kinds has focused more attention on possible interference with the aircraft’s avionics as it takes off and lands. PEDs include cell phones, Palm Pilots, Blackberries, CD/MP3 players, laptops and iPads. With the growth in the range and sophistication of such devices more versions of PEDs are assured. Consequently, complaints, especially in places like the United States, are rising against the need to switch off the devices, as instructed on virtually every commercial airliner – particularly as no overriding, conclusive evidence confirms that use of such devices leads to life-threatening interference. So far few incidents have been attributed to switched on electronic devices at take off or landing, the two parts of the journey where the aircraft would be most vulnerable. The reasons are simple: this is when traffic between the cockpit crew and air traffic control is highest; when the crew has to concentrate the most and when their instruments must be working perfectly. The only exception recorded appears to be the crash of a Crossair flight near Zurich, Switzerland in January 2000, where investigators found false readings given by aircraft instrumentation were later traced to the exact time of a text message received by a passenger. Pilots also continue to file incident reports documenting experiences with in-flight cell phone usage and speculate on what impact they may have on the pre-flight checklist. Not surprisingly, PED usage is now considered the second most likely cause of air rage, second only to alcohol. It takes about 10-15 minutes for a commercial aircraft to climb to 10,000 feet, which is considered cruising altitude, so supporters of the ban argue that it is not unreasonable for passengers to turn off personal electronic devices during the first 20 minutes and last 10 minutes of a flight to ensure safety. Take off and landing are the crucial times. Aircraft rarely crash when at cruising altitude so opening up the Kindle or pocket video games is OK. Of course, after much experimentation, the technology now exists for cellphones and computers to be used in flight and many larger airlines are already offering these services. So why the continued ban? It is very much a matter of governments enforcing the ban to be safe rather than sorry. A blanket ban is the best way of achieving this outcome. For example, portable CD players have been known to cause interference in communications or navigations systems of older, pre-1984 aircraft. As airlines routinely keep their aircraft in service for 20, even up to 30, years, it's possible that electronic devices could cause problems in these older aircraft.

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Another issue is that flight attendants cannot monitor every single electronic device on board, nor do they have the training to ascertain if an electronic device might be an interfering agent or not. Many passengers sympathise with the attendants' dilemma, particularly as there have been notable incidents of passengers blatantly ignoring requests to shut down cell phones. Technology, though, is now playing a major part in reducing the risks, to the point where some aircraft now allow cell phone calls while the plane is taxiing for takeoff and landing, although many still enforce bans, which has led to air rage incidents as people seek to switch on their phones as soon as the plane has landed. Overall, passengers still support the ban because of the possibility of dangerous incidents, terrorist threats and potential navigational problems. As the technology allows for PED use at cruising altitude, some airlines have also adopted a 'tap not talk' policy so passengers only use texting or email via wireless networks. No talking please! Some pretty bad incidents do occur, though. In 2004, a passenger on a Japan Airlines flight refused to stop e-mailing on his cell phone and assaulted the flight attendant who asked him to stop. He stayed on board after promising to behave himself. Oh, and who are most likely to throw a hissy fit in the air? According to the author of a book Air Rage: Crisis in the Skies, famous people have a higher likelihood of air rage. This leads to a disproportionate number of air rage incidents occurring in first and business class. These are not directly related to PEDs, but some of the famous people locked in air rage incidents include Naomi Campbell, who else? Little Naomi went ballistic when her luggage got lost (some might sympathise with the diva on this one); Icelandic singer Bjork lashed out a at a reporter at a Thai airport for just welcoming her to the country. Duh! Snoop Dogg, pretty well known for behaving badly at the best of times, was asked to leave a business class lounge. But the most famous recent meltdown was Jet Blue flight attendant Steven Slater going ballistic when a female passenger opened the overhead luggage compartment, hitting him in the head with the door without apologising. Incensed, Slater made an in-flight announcement, grabbed a can of beer, opened the emergency shoot (fortunately the plane was still on the ground) and slid down to the tarmac and his 15 minutes of fame. As for the PED ban? Overall it will continue to have its have critics, but it's highly likely to stay in place for a long time yet, particularly at large, busy airports and those with frequently poor weather conditions. PED will, increasingly, figure in the lexicon of air rage going forward.

Alastair Carthew is a journalist, broadcaster, public relations counsellor and writer, living on Phuket. Tel: +66 (0)81 750 0448 (mobile), +66 (0)76 317929 (office) Email: alastaircarthew@gmail.com. Web: www.acprcounsel.com

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Prostate Cancer Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men, the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men, and ranks eleventh in terms of life expectancy lost from any disease. Initially a taboo subject, not discussed amongst men when having a beer, prostate cancer has been under the medical research spotlight in a big way for a little more than a decade, and the flurry of activity is starting to show good results through testing and diagnosis refinements and the development of effective new drugs.

Changes in the way prostate cancer is diagnosed are hot topics for study and discussion among health care practitioners. PSA (prostate specific antigen) blood testing is the front line screen for prostate cancer. As prostate cancer develops, a protein measured by the PSA test goes up. The optimal age to begin PSA testing, the frequency of testing, as well as the optimal value to detect cancer, remain under investigation. At present, it is recommended that men over 50 be checked annually.

The primary function of the prostate gland is to secrete the fluid that moves sperm forward during ejaculation. The prostate is highly prone to cancer, and the American Cancer Society estimates the number of deaths resulting from prostate cancer at 30,000 each year. But recent years have shown a dramatic drop in the number of men present with the disease in its advanced stages.

According to Dr See, a leading researcher, "Historically, 50% of men with prostate cancer presented a disease that had already spread throughout the body. Today, fewer than 5% present what we would

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term advanced disease. The reasons for that are twofold. One is the heightened public awareness. The second is the availability of the PSA blood test. Widespread use of PSA screening has really shifted the stage of disease which men present." PSA testing is available in Phuket at most hospitals and costs around 900 baht. It is a simple blood check, and whilst it does not replace the older method of testing the prostate, the digital examination, it is a very useful diagnostic tool. PSA is an enzyme produced in the prostate that is found in the seminal fluid and the bloodstream. An elevated PSA level in the bloodstream does not necessarily indicate prostate cancer, since PSA can also be raised by infection or other prostate conditions. Many men with an elevated PSA do not have prostate cancer. Nonetheless, a PSA level greater than 4.0 nanograms per milliliter of serum was established initially as the cutoff where the sensitivity for detecting prostate cancer was the highest and the specificity for detecting noncancerous conditions was the lowest. A PSA level above 4.0 ng per milliliter of serum may trigger a prostate biopsy to search for cancer. It is important to note that the PSA test is an imperfect screening tool. A man can have prostate cancer and still have a PSA level in the “normal� range. Approximately 25% of men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer have a PSA level below 4.0. In addition, only 25% of men with a PSA level of 4–10 are found to have prostate cancer. With a PSA level exceeding 10, this rate jumps to approximately 65%.

increases considerably after the age of 50. About 80% of prostate cancers are diagnosed in men over 65. Other factors include race, with a higher rate in Caucasians than Asians. Family history also plays a part, with a higher occurrence if the disease is within the family. Diet and obesity may also play a role. What is clear, and what the medical experts are telling us men is that PSA testing remains the most widely used screening assay for prostate cancer. If you are male, near or over 50 years old, and you do not know your PSA level, you should immediately have the test.

Peter Davison is the Manager International Services at Phuket International Hospital.

More sophisticated forms of the PSA blood test can be used to further improve the precision of the test. There are other factors that can influence the development of prostate cancer, age being an important one. It is extremely rare for a man under the age of 40 to have prostate cancer, but the likelihood

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