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Sirinath National Park

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Phuket Bay

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Phuket City

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Khao Phanom Benja National Park

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Koh Kai

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Koh Ngang

Koh Yung

Koh Rung Nok

Koh Yao Noi

Koh Boi Noi

Koh Hong

Koh Panak

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Koh Nakha Yai

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Koh Lipi

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Contents

MAY 2011

Regulars Phuket Island map 8 What's on : on & off Phuket (including the movies) 12-15 Free Wi-Fi hot spots around town 16 Social Phuket 18-19 People profile : Michael Ayling 45 Legal matters: Business Opportunities in Thailand - Investment Promotions 67 Things to do in Phuket 68 Hottest airlines 70 Health matters : Infertility new options available in Phuket 72-73 Useful telephone numbers 72

Yachts & Yachting Yacht charters : Sunsail Boating Classifieds

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Cars

Cover photos:

Car sales : Sure Motors Car rentals : Pure Car Rent

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Shopping, Dining & Leisure

Top: Andaman Cruises’ M/Y Olympia photo by HELICAM.ASIA Bottom: Villa rental by CBRE

World Corporate Golf Challenge 23 Recipe : Roast Lamb Rack 28 Dining around Phuket 29-37 St. Patrick's Ball 2011 39 Helicam : Kata Karon Municipality launches new plans “Heaven on Earth” 65 Phuket Cable Ski 69 Phuket Pool Tables 71

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

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

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Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club Open House 1 May @ Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club

Into the Big Blue 7 May @ Sheraton Grande Laguna

Come take part in TSLC's 'Open-House' day and enjoy the world-class facilities: 50 metre Olympic competition standard and 25 metre swimming pools; 900 sqm fitness centre; 500m spring loaded athletics track, with field sports; six Plexicushion competition-standard tennis courts (four covered); FIFA-standard football and futsal field; full-size IRB-standard artificial rugby/ cricket pitch; DiVine Restaurant, Bakery & Bar featuring organic, locally grown food and the largest organic wine-by-the-glass selection on the island. Contact: Giles Leonard, Tel: +66 (0)76 336000. Email: giles@thanyapura.co.th. Web: www.thanyapura.co.th.

The Andaman Ballroom will see an auction and raffle prizes on offer to raise funds for the Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation. There will be a free flow bar, canapes, a four-course gala dinner and entertainment. The cost is 3,500 baht per person, or sponsor a table of 10 for 35,000 baht. Contact: Chantal Fernandes, Tel: +66 (0)89 874 2942. Email chantal.fernandes@gmail.com.

You Too Can Cartoon at TSLC Till May 3 @ The View, Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club Thanyapura brings renowned cartoon artist Iskander Walen to Thayapura. Two wondrous workshops introducing the basic and most entertaining elements of cartooning to aspiring artists of all ages. Iskander’s provocative and always amusing artwork has been shown internationally in Paris, the Netherlands and Singapore at the Institute of Contemporary Arts and the Singapore International Art Fair. Price 5,000 baht per person per 2-day workshop, materials included. Web: www.thanyapura.com.

Stock Market Investing for Beginners 5 May @ Woody's Sandwich Shoppe Chalong Join Don Freeman, President of Freeman Capital Management, and learn how to find the best stocks at the right time and when to sell to protect your profits. Course outline: the essentials of investing in the U.S. and global financial markets; 4 ways to protect your money from the most common scams directed at expatriates; how to invest in growth technology stocks and emerging market economies such as Thailand and China; stocks on the move: is now the time to buy...? Contact: Don Freeman, Tel: +66 (0)89 970 5795. Email: freemancapital@gmail.com. Web: www.freemancapital.net.

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Brazilian Soccer Schools 7 – 8 May @ Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club BSS Phuket are holding a 3 v 3 tournament for Under 8's, 10's, 12's & 14's in Thalang. This will be a 2.5 hour tournament with a maximum of 12 teams of 4 players. Girls can play 1 year down and ages are taken from January 1st 2011. Sign up as individuals at a cost of 300 baht. Contact: Martin Hill (Head Coach), Tel:+66 (0)85 331 0295. Email: bssphuket@icfds.com.

Charity Brunch for Soi Dogs 22 May @ Evason Phuket & Bon Island Support the ongoing efforts of the Soi Dog Foundation and come for a fabulous brunch at the Evason's 'Into the Beach'. Tickets are 2,000 baht and all proceeds go directly to the charity. Free flow drinks, delicious cuisine, plenty of entertainment, great company and all for a worthy cause. The brunch runs from 12 to 4pm. Contact: Cristy, Tel: +66 (0)84 544 4367. Email: suaysiam@gmail.com. Web: www.soidog.org.

13th Phuket International Rugby 10s 27 – 29 May @ Karon Stadium, Karon Beach One of the highlights of the Asian amateur circuit, the Overgaard Phuket International Rugby Tens celebrates its 13th anniversary with three days of competition. 36 teams in two competitions for the Open and the Veterans titles are featured for the event. Contact Pat, Tel: +66 (0)89 873 1190. Web: www.phuketrugby10s.com.

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British Business Association – Phuket (BBAP)

Regular Events Phuket International Women's Club (PIWC) The May lunch of the Phuket International Women's Club (PIWC) will be held on Thursday the 19th at Tawai Restaurant, Cherngtalay at 11:30am. All are welcome and prior booking is essential. Price: 500 baht for PIWC members and 650 baht for non-Members. Contact: Carole Dux, Tel: +66 (0)76 200730. Email: info@phuketiwc.com. Web: www.phuketiwc.com.

Rotary Club of Patong Beach Monthly Dinner Out & Family Day is on Tuesday the 3rd at 7pm. Location to be announced. The weekly meetings will be on May 10, 17, 24 and 31 at Aloha Villa Hotel, Patong. Web: www.rotarypatong.org.

The International Business Association of Phuket (IBAP) The Regular Meeting is on the 13th. The topic is Labour Law & Your Company. Tel: +66 (0)81 412 5652. Web: www.ibap-phuket.net.

Ao Chalong Yacht Club (ACYC) The Victron Energy Series Race 3 is on the 8th and Race 4 is on the 22th. All are welcome to sail. Contact Scott, Tel: +66 (0)81 985 6879. Email: sduncanson@quantumsails.com. Web: www.acyc-phuket.com.

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

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

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

Entertainment – May Choices Live Irish Rock @ Scruffy Murphy's Irish Pub, Patong

Phuket Youth Sailing Squadron The Race Training Race Training & Racing will be on Sunday the 8th, 15th and 22nd. The older sailors help with teaching the art of sailing to the younger kids. Contact: 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.

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

Chicky Net - The social network for women in Thailand

Live music on most evenings. Open daily 10pm to 2am. Tel: 076 340 210.

Chicky Net is the online social network for women who have either relocated to Thailand or who are visiting for a specific period of time. Join us at www.chickynetnet.com and meet other women in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui, Hua Hin and Phuket. Email:info@chickynet.com. Web: www. chickynet.com.

Live Music @ Hard Rock Cafe Phuket @ Patong Magic Show Nights and Live Music @ Two Chefs Monday & Thursday from 7-9pm @ Kata Beach; Wednesday & Friday from 7-9pm @ Kata Center. Live music by talented Filipino duo and with Megan & MJ. Tel: +66 (0)76 284155. Web: www.twochefs-phuket.com.

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Upcoming Movies

Central Festival Phuket, Tel: +66 (0)76 209000 Jungceylon Shopping Destination Patong, Tel: +66 (0)76 600555 PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES

KUNG FU PANDA 2

(Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy) Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane

(Animation)

Captain Jack Sparrow crosses paths with a woman from his past and he's not sure if it's love, or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard, Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn't know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past.

Po is living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace with his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five – Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po’s new life is threatened by a villain who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy Kung Fu. It is up to Po and The Furious Five to journey across China to face this threat and vanquish it.

APOLLO 18

FAST FIVE (FAST & FURIOUS 5)

(Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller) Screenplay: Brian Miller and Cory Goodman. Director: Gonzalo López-Gallego.

(Action, Racing) Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson (The Rock)

Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu

Former cop Brian O'Conner partners with excon Dom Toretto on the opposite side of the law. Since Brian and Mia Toretto broke Dom out of custody, they've blown across many borders to elude authorities. Now backed into a corner in Rio de Janeiro, freedom means confronting the corrupt businessman who wants them dead and hard-nosed federal agent Luke Hobbs through Brazil.

Officially Apollo 17, launched December 17th, 1972, was the last manned mission to the moon. But in December of 1973, two astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. Here is the actual footage the astronauts captured on that mission. While NASA denies its authenticity, others say it's the real reason we've never gone back to the moon.

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Off Phuket Events

Upcoming Events

Top of the Gulf Regatta

JUNE 2011

Till 3 May @ Jomtien Beach, Pattaya

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Nong Khai Charity Marathon, Nong Khai

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Laguna Phuket International Marathon, Laguna, Phuket

10 – 12

Hua Hin Jazz Festival @ Phonkingphet Public Park, Prachuap Khiri Khan

The annual banquet features elephants feasting on tons of their favourite vegetables and fruits. Visitors are invited to feed the elephants at this time. Admission Charge: Adults: 500 baht and Children 300 baht. Tel: +66 (0)2 295 2938. Web: www.elephantshow.com.

12 – 18

Hua Hin Amateur Golf Week, Hua Hin

19 – 26

Pattaya Amateur Golf Week, Pattaya

Durians World Expo

24 – 26

Phi Ta Khon and Bun Luang Festival, Loei

This sailing event is a week-long programme of races and activities for keelboats, multihulls, beach cats, dinghies and others. Web: www.topofthegulfregatta.com. Jumbo Banquet

1 May @ The Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo, Nakhon Pathom

1 – 31 May@ Triangle Cheay Farm Public Park, Chantaburi This annual event features activities including local girl’s beauty contest, fruit contest, local raft contest and eating fruit competition. Contact: Cheay Farm Public Park, Tel: +66 (0)39 319700. TAT Rayong Tel: +66 (0)38 655420-1, +66 (0)38 664585. Web: www.chanthaburi.go.th.

JULY 2011 1 – 31

The 6th Thailand International Wax Sculpture, Ubon Ratchathani

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Tak Bat Dok Mai Festival, Saraburi

15 – 17

Phuket Multihull Championship, Phuket

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Pattaya International Marathon 2011, Pattaya

20 – 24

8th Six Senses Phuket Raceweek, Phuket

24 – 30

Phuket Amateur Golf Week, Phuket

30 – 31

IBAP Business Fair, Phuket

HEET 12" – Jessada's Solo Art Exhibition

4 – 30 May @ The National Gallery, Bangkok Jessada Kongsommart's shows his latest artworks from his second Solo Art Exhibition. Start 6:30 pm. Contact: Jessada Konsommart Tel: +66 (0)8 149 9098. Web: www.shopart.com/jessada. "Bun Bang Fai" Rocket Festival

May 11 – 15 @ Yasothon Municipal Office and Yasothon Provincial Office, Yasothon Highlights include a procession of old-style rockets mounted on traditional carts, beauty pageant, cheerleading contests, fun fair, folk entertainment and a traditional 'Palaeng' I-san style dinner. Contact: Tourism Authority of Thailand, Ubon Ratchathani Office, Tel: +66 (0)45 243770. Email: tatubon@tat.or.th. Sawadee.com Regatta Samui 2011

30 May – 4 June @ Samui Now in its 10trh running, this international regatta offers highly competitive sailing for various classes of monohulls and multihulls and fabulous parties. Web: www.samuiregatta.com.

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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 PHUKET CITY

Hotels, Resorts and Guesthouses

Hotels, Resorts and Guesthouses

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

Bay Hotel Cape Panwa Hotel Deang Plaza Hotel

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

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Restaurants and Cafés

PATONG AREA

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 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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In 2011 the Swiss Franke Artemis Group celebrates its 100th anniversary. Franke has a history of supporting yacht racing and was recently Official Supplier to the Swiss Alinghi team (America's Cup). In Thailand, we are proud to mark our 100 years in business by partnering, as a Co-sponsor, with the world-class Six Senses Phuket Raceweek 2011.

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Social Phuket What WAS on in Phuket 'Enchanting Phuket': Jungceylon 4th Anniversary Celebration Jungceylon celebrated its 4th anniversary with Phuket celebrities and superstars in an extravaganza fashion show along with a multimedia performance and a live concert by popular singer Nat Myria.

Dorothy Perkins Grand Opening (From left) Pancake Khemanit Jamikorn, Superstar; Somjit Suthangkul, Phuket Mayor Advisor; Sunisa Akaradechawoot, Brand Manager of Dorothy Perkins; Wilaiporn Pitimanaaree, General Manager of Central Festival Phuket and Panat Pookpho, General Manager of Central Department Store.

(5th from left) Prawit Janyasittikul, CEO of Jungceylon and Suchad Chiaranussati, Board of Directors (7th from left) among Phuket celebrities and Superstars.

(From left) Prawit Janyasittikul, CEO of Jungceylon; Por Trissadee, Superstar; Nat Myria, Superstar; Boom Panadda, Superstar; Pong Nawat, Superstar; and Suchad Chiaranussati, Board of Directors of Jungceylon.

Exploring the Charming 'Phuket Old Town' (From top left) Irina Kiseleva, Property Consultant of Top Wealth Co., Ltd; Irina Fedchenko, Property Consultant of Railand; Kritchaya Na Takuathung, Inspiration Conductor of Phuket Heritage Trails; Charoonrat Tantawanich (Dang), Owner of Chin Pracha Mansion; Nasta Missntk, Property Consultant of Top Wealth Co., Ltd.; Constaintin and Karen, Progressive Property Co., Ltd.

Sujika Villas Open House Party (From left) Charlie Chomchan, Managing Director of Pacific Rim Rich Group with Prakaipeth Meechoosarn, Director of CBRE and Johnny Moo, Marketing Manager, Sujika Villas at their open house party.

Andaman Wine Club Sampler Table Event at Luna Bar

(From bottom left) Twovillas Group marketing staff Kanokpan Pranveerapaiboon, Sales & Marketing Director; Chalermsri Saeto, Marketing Coordinator; Natcha Surasiang, Asst. Sales & Marketing Manager; Julaluck Thanatwaranon, Asst. PR & CRM Manager and Maxim Shilo, valued client.

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(From left) Christophe Gestin, Director of Food & Beverage of Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket; Jean-Noel Lumineau, Executive Chef of Mom Tri's Boathouse Phuket; Denis Thouvard; Pascal Schiele and Bart Duykers.

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Social Phuket What WAS on in Phuket The Phuket International Women's Club (PIWC). The Phuket International Women's Club (PIWC) held their AGM in Le Meridien Hotel on Thursday 17th March, during which the new committee was selected.

St. Patrick's Ball 2011 On Saturday March 26, a glittering charity ball in the best champagne traditions from New York to Paris to London was held. Raising almost 2 million Baht for the Life Home Project was the stated purpose (and achievement) of the event.

(Seated, from left) Carol Fryer, Secretary; Wipa Tanmanatragul, President; Carole Dux, Vice President and Sue Arnulphy, Treasurer.

Grand Opening of Bacon & Stone Art Exhibition at Brush Grand opening of Bacon & Stone Art Exhibition at Brush by Casey Underwood and Petra Duner for their Year 13 BIS Art credit.

(From left) Kathy Coulson; Irish Honorary Consul Hélène FallonWood; Hansruedi Frutiger, General Manager Mövenpick Resort and Spa, and Daoroong Rodsomnam, Life Home Project Manager

San Patrignano Wine Dinner at Mare Italian Restaurant

(From left) Michael Taylor from Hong Kong Accidental Travel Writer; Able Wanamakok, Managing Director AWPR & Marketing and John Underwood, owner of Brush Restaurant.

(From left) Gian Carlo De Cesare; Denis Thouvard; Alexandra Andersson; Brandon Zigler; Federico Rainero, Christophe Gestin, Director of Food & Beverage of the hotel and Chef Fabrizio.

(From left) Michele Watson, Head of High School & IB Diploma Coordinator, Petra, Casey and Claire Lester, Head of Art and IB Visual Arts Teacher.

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(From left) Suchitra Sirirak, Assistant Public Relations Manager and Fabrizio Crocetta, Italian Chef of Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket.

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Over 40 years in business, sole authorized dealer for Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Zodiac, Mercury, Mercruiser and CMD in Thailand.

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We supply all marine electrical & electronic needs, boat fittings & accessories, inflatable & fiberglass boats and boat repair.

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International Yacht Brokers in Phuket Boat Lagoon

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Feature

Thailand's business world come together to battle it out at the

Thailand Finals of the World Corporate Golf Challenge 126 senior business people competed at Thailand Finals. Team Inzentive was crowned Thailand Champions.

Mongkolpod and on hole 13 by Martin Hill. 'Best Stableford Points Score, Ladies' was won by Suphida Onbanchong, and 'Best Stableford Points Score, Men', was won by Kenth Fredin. Scores were calculated using better ball team stableford. The World Corporate Golf Challenge is built on the principle of bringing the world of business together, evident at the Thailand Finals with top CEO's and senior managers from both the public and private sectors participating. The championship-ready Greg Norman-designed course proved challenging with its many sand traps, streams and lakes. At par 72 (6,400 yards), the course is long and challenging with island greens on holes four and five. With an all-expenses-paid trip to the World Finals the main attraction, on Hole 8 Diethelm Travel offered a 1,000,000 baht cash hole-in-one prize. All competitors were eligible and under the careful eye of adjudicators and organisers, after 126 attempts the prize remained unclaimed. Following an exhilarating round of golf, participants were treated to some light entertainment before the Awards Dinner in the form of Noel Hunt and his trick golf show. A former European PGA Tour Professional, Hunt has performed his unique show in over 50 countries and at over 200 major PGA Tour events.

Leading corporations from around Thailand participated in the 2011 Thailand Finals of the World Corporate Golf Challenge.

The inaugural World Corporate Golf Challenge Thailand Finals were held 17th March at Thana City Golf & Sports Club. Organised by the Golf and Events divisions of Diethelm Travel, 126 business people in 63 corporate teams took part.

Sponsors of the 2011/12 Thailand Finals of the World Corporate Golf Challenge include the Sports Authority of Thailand, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau and the Tourism Authority of Thailand. Official suppliers include Golf of Thailand, Jet Airways, Lenôtre, Nivea Sun, Wilding Golf and Wine Connection. Media partners include Bloomberg Businessweek Thailand, Business Golf, Business Report Thailand, Newspaper Direct, Pocket Guide GOLF Thailand, and local partner British Chamber of Commerce Thailand.

A briefing by Tournament Director David Pettigrew, Director of Golf Diethelm Travel, outlined the rules and programme for the day. Boardrooms and Balance Sheets were replaced with talk of golf tactics as the teams headed off to their respective tees for a 10am shotgun start. “The turnout for the Thailand Finals has been fantastic and the standard of golf has been very high. The World Corporate Golf Challenge provides a unique opportunity for executives to meet and network, while engaging in sporting competition,” commented Pettigrew. World Corporate Golf Challenge Thailand Champions were announced at the Awards Dinner where organisers, Diethelm Travel, presented team Inzentive (Kenth Fredin and Michael Weinstein) with an all-expenses-paid trip to the World Finals in Simola, South Africa, 3 – 8 May 2011, where they will represent Thailand and have the chance to become World Champions. Other prizes on the day were for 'Best Nett Score, Ladies', won by Suphida Onbanchong, and 'Best Nett Score, Men', won by Kenth Fredin. 'Best Gross Score, Ladies' was won by Suphida Onbanchong, and 'Best Gross Score, Men' by Sahaphan Lertbuntam. Nearest the pin on hole 8 was won by Teerasak

Team Inzentive announced World Corporate Golf Challenge Thailand Champions. Pictured from left: Kenth Fredin of Team Inzentive; Nounwaruji Silaparat, Manager Customer Relations and Jet Privilege, Jet Airways; Michael Weinstein of Team Inzentive; and David Pettigrew, Director of Golf, Diethelm Travel.

For more information, www.worldcorporategolfchallenge-asia.com.

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Honda Freed (E)

935,000 THB

Chevrolet Captiva (LT) 970,000 THB

Mazda 3 (5 Doors)

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770,000 THB

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To Wachira Hospital

Mae Luan Rd.

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Yaowarat Rd.

Patipat Rd.

To Central

To Airport

Merlin Hotel

Satree Phuket School

Thung Ka Rd.

Damrong Rd.

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The Jor Charoen Motor Dealership

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Recipe

Roast Lamb Rack with goat's cheese and popcorn gratinated lamb loin Ingredients This recipe will provide 4 portions. •

1 lamb rack

red wine

1 lamb short loin

rosemary

2 large potatoes

garlic

12 asparagus spears

shallots

12 baby carrots

olive oil

100 gm goats cheese

200 gm butter

popcorn

1 pint chicken stock

lamb stock

Method 1. Clean off any excess fat from the lamb and scrape the bones with the back of a knife so they are clean. 2. Take off any excess fat or sinew from the lamb loin. 3. Place the lamb in a clean bowl. Chop garlic, rosemary and shallots and add to lamb. Add olive oil so as to coat the meat; place in the fridge and allow to marinade. 4. Peel the potatoes using a round cutter, cutting the potato to achieve a cylindrical shape and rounding off the edges. 5. In a non-stick oven proof frying pan, melt the butter and a little olive oil with some rosemary and garlic, salt and pepper.

11. Reduce by half again until the sauce slightly coats the back of a spoon. 12. In a saucepan with a lid add a little oil and butter and about 20 popcorn kernels and place the lid on. Listen to it pop being careful not to allow it to burn. 13. Take the lamb out of the fridge. Get a pan and hot seal the lamb rack by cooking fat side down so as to render the fat. Place in the oven at 180 degrees (I cook mine medium rare so it takes about 8-10 minutes.) Leave to rest on one side. Seal off your lamb loin and cook to your preference. Allow for resting time it will still cook as it comes out the oven.

Serving

6. Make both ends of the potato golden brown. 7. Add 1 pint chicken stock and place in the oven at 180 degrees for 45 minutes or until potato is soft. (Cooking time will depend on the size of your potato, but you will want it about 4 cm in diameter.)

1.

Place the fondant at the top of the plate.

2.

Cut the 2-bone lamb rack in half and lean against the potato.

3.

Put some goat's cheese on the top of the lamb loin along with fresh popcorn. Place this under the grill to gratinate.

4.

Place the lamb loin at the end of the plate.

9. In a saucepan, fry any left over lamb trim and shallots along with rosemary and garlic on high heat getting plenty of colour. Be careful not to burn.

5.

Put the pre-blanched vegetables into boiling water for 5 minutes then toss them in olive oil and salt and pepper.

6.

Arrange the baby vegetables around the plate.

10. Add one glass red wine and reduce by half then add the lamb stock.

7.

Finally drizzle your red wine jus round the plate.

8. Peel both the asparagus and baby carrots. Blanch the carrots in boiling salted water until 'al dente'. Do the same with asparagus and refresh in ice water to stop them from cooking further.

About Executive Chef Martin Bower Executive Chef Martin Bower is originally from the UK where he trained at Stratford College for three years. From there he went to work in the kitchens of Executive Chef Michael Quinn at the Randolph Hotel in Oxford. Martin gained many of his skills in his 2 years there and discovered his style of cooking. Martin has been in professional kitchens now for 15 years gaining experience all over the UK working in many 4 and 5 star properties within the Forte portfolio then later in his career Macdonald hotels and resorts. Martin quickly moved through the ranks and got his first Head Chef position at 25. Since then his career has gone from strength to strength, gaining accolades along the way such as rosette awards in many of the restaurants he worked in. Martin says his style of cusine is classically British/Mediteranean. After leaving the UK he spent 2 years in Melbourne, Australia before moving to Phuket. "Melbourne was a great learning curve for me as the cusine there is so diverse and I learned many things as I worked with chefs from all over the world. This challenge is a great way to show my share of learning from all over the world and it reflects well in the menu that I developed here at Brush." For more information Brush Restaurant 314 Phrabaramee Road, Kalim Tel: +66 (0)76 340348 www.brushphuket.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.

Open Thu-Tue 12:00-24:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 340789, +66 (0)76 341768

Open daily 12:00-24:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 344581, +66 (0)81 607 0191

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

Royal Phawadee Village, 3 Sawatdirak Rd., Patong. Free Pickup (Conditions Apply) www.laboucherie-asia.com, sales@laboucherie-asia.com

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Around Phuket The Royal Kitchen

Chinese (Cantonese)

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

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

Open daily 18:30-22:30 (Kitchen, Bar until late) | Tel: +66 (0)76 344834

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

From Kalim Beach Road, enter Soi 7 at Orchid Hotel and drive up the hill for 500 m www.limsphuket.com

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.

Brush Restaurant

Tapas/Fine Cuisine

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.

Looking for a 'Guilt-free' (G-free) experience? Then rush to BRUSH! Brush offers excellent Mediterranean cuisine with an Asian twist specializing in Braised Ox Cheek which will melt in your mouth. And for those people who have a sweet tooth, you will absolutely LOVE Brush's chocolate fondant. The menu also includes Japanese sushi, Indian delicacies and a range of tapas ranging from 300-400 baht. The reasonable pricing plus the superb seaview just steps away from the ocean, brings people back for more. One very satisified writer/guest says, 'It doesn't get any better than this!'. Brush is designed by renowned Australian sculptor John Underwood who has devoted his life to the arts and creative design. His increasing focus on environmental concerns and re-cycling solutions was the inspiration for the design of Brush which is constructed using re-cycled wood. John would like Brush to double an art gallery and function space and hopes for more non-traditional artistic developments showcasing short films, dance, fashion design and even tattoo art for many of Phuket's amateur artists.

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

Open daily 16:00-01:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 340348

76 Bar Drink & Dine www.thenappatong.com

Right side of Kalim Beach Road when coming from Patong facebook.com/brushphuket, www.brushphuket.com

The Carpaccio of Wagyu Beef with chanterelles, asparagus, rocket and parmesan cheese and SautĂŠed Foie Gras on toasted brioche with vanilla honey and balsamic strawberry are superb starters while the Roasted Duck Breast served with mushroom risotto, peaches and Sichuan pepper jus and Angus Tenderloin served with porcini mushroom, rosti and Sangiovase sauce as equally satisfying entrĂŠes.

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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!

Rossovivo Pizza Pasta Grill

Italian

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

Big wines. Fabulous food. Great music.

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

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

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

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

Fisherman Way Business Garden, Rawai www.rossovivo.asia

Da Vinci

Italian

Conceptualisations and ingenuity in the form of Italian cuisine come to Nai Harn! Relish an authentic style of cooking of a diverse array of favourites and new combinations served in a cozy ambiance or savour pizzas in a separate casual seating area by a wood-fired oven. Welcoming tastes and sights abound at Da Vinci with tantalizing temptations served from the kitchen with fresh ingredients as signature items in every dish. The Lasagne Al Forno, home made lasagne layers of pasta made with beef and tomato sauce and the Spaghetti Neri Pomodorini Calamari E/ Gamberi, black spaghetti with tomato, squid and prawn offer unique tastes and texture combinations with the richness of their flavours reflected in the quality of the ingredients. The Scaloppine Al Vino Bianco Con Patate are two appetizing escalopes with white wine served with potatoes were perfectly cooked fillets of pork. For superlative Italian cuisine with the freshest of ingredients, be sure to try Da Vinci and discover a renaissance of food. Open daily 17:30-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 289574 Centre of Nai Harn on the road to Rawai www.davinciphuket.com

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Feature

St. Patrick’s Ball The date: Saturday March 26. The place: the Mövenpick Resort & Spa in Karon. The occasion: A glittering charity ball in the best champagne traditions from New York to Paris to London. Raising almost 2m Baht for the Life Home Project was the stated purpose (and achievement) of the event. Having a helluva craic [see footnote] was what the island’s notables (and a few outsiders) went to the St Patrick’s Ball for. The craic: More or less free flow Moet, a splendid buffet, great company, suitably Irish entertainment and the chance to throw a whole bunch of unwanted Baht at such items as a Magnum of Champagne with Swarkovski Crystal, a diamond necklace set in white gold, two roundtrip tickets to Dublin and even a backstage meet and greet with Justin Bieber!

(From left) Kathy Coulson, Hélène Fallon-Wood (Irish Hon. Consul), Hansruedi Frutiger (Mövenpick GM), and Daoroong Rodsomnam (LHP Manager)

Craic /kræk/ As you’d expect, it seems no two people define the word in the same way. Here are a few we like:

Life Home Project (LHP)

“It is the combination of the music, the drink…and trying to make headway with people of the opposite sex.”

LHP is a local foundation that provides shelter for women and children affected by HIV as well as childcare, vocational training, health education and hospice assistance.

“The particular sense of esprit produced by the confluence of drink, romance and music.” “An atmosphere of comfortable and pervasive conviviality, a complete absence of distrust in pleasant, relaxed and relaxing company…Heightened euphoria is not a necessary requirement.” [Ed: not sure about that last bit] And finally, from Professor Eileen M. Trauth: “Craic is an intrinsic part of the culture of sociability that distinguishes the Irish workplace from those of other countries.”

The St Patrick’s Ball is organized by Irish Honorary Consul Hélène FallonWood (and her team) as LHP’s major fundraiser. Hélène and the LHP would like to thank sincerely all the sponsors, partners, prize donators and those who parted with money on the evening. You all who helped make the event a financial success, you are too many to mention here, but you know who you are and why you gave. For more information about LHP, visit: www.lifehomeproject.org

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

Spa

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

30 min

Oriental Massage

50 min

Men's Facial

50 min

Foot Recovery

30 min

Healthy Tamarind Smoothie Drink

3 hrs

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

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30 min

Manicure & Pedicure

100 min

Soothing Facial

50 min

Healthy Tamarind Smoothie Drink

3.5 hrs

Happy Hour 9am-1pm! Enjoy 20% discount off from a la carte treatments (Excluded Promotion Package, Massage of the month & Beauty treatments) *treatments to be finished by 2 pm Massage of the Month Pampering Price! 9am – 12 am Special Price Holistic, Oriental, Energizer 50 minutes Special Price 1,500 baht net (Normal Price 2,942.50 baht) *treatments to be finished by 1 pm Spa Local menu is available; please to contact spa reception for more information Reservation conditions: • Validity until 30th May 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

RAWAI

RAWAI BEACH

To Nai Harn

To Kata & Karon

Phuket Seashell Muesuem

Evason Phuket & Bon Island

SIX SENSES SPA

. Rd ss a p By To

Chalong Circle To Pier

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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 Enhance a wonderful vacation at Chadasai Spa. Relieve your tired body from top to toe with an oil massage and a special high quality treatment from the hands of therapists who amazingly bring a soothing feeling to your mind and body. Some treatments & packages at Chadasai Spa

A Journey to Relaxation and Beauty Travel is your time to get away, relax and recharge. Whether you want to fill your days with invigorating activities, relaxing spa treatments or a perfect balance of both, we'll customise an itinerary for you that features the most luxurious and unforgettable activities and experiences in the world's leading spa and active destinations. We are no strangers to physical activity and pampering. We constantly travel the world, visiting our favourite spas and discovering new ones, finding the most rewarding outdoor experiences and meeting the most qualified local guides and health and beauty experts – all so we can create for you a private luxury tour that reawakens and refreshes every cell in your body.

Chadasai Signature Synchronized Massage by 4 Hand Jasmine Rice Scrub 4 Hand Massage and Essence of Jasmine Rice Hot Compress Facial by Clarins

3.5 hrs

Chada Retreat Body Scrub Body Mask with Green Tea Aroma Hot Oil and Essence of Jasmine Rice Hot Compress Facial by Clarins or Thai herb

4.5 hrs

Coconut Island Body Scrub with Coconut Aromatherapy with Coconut Oil Massage Hair Spa with warm Coconut Oil

3 hrs

Thai Heritage The ancient secrets of Curcuma, Tamarind, and Honey with Traditional Scrub combined with a stimulating pressure point massage with herbs to feel more relaxed and lose.

3 hrs

Shop Girl Foot Massage, Pedicure Manicure and Facial by Clarins

3 hrs

Sport Retreat

3 hrs

Sport Massage, Herbal Hot Compress and Cucumber Fresh Body Mask Massage – Spa – Treatment – Nail – Wax – Salon

Chadasai is the compound word of "Chada", which means the crown of ancient Thai high class ladies and "Sai" means transparency or soar. Together, they bring us the name of Chadasai, the therapeutic spa of relief and relaxation for the body and mind with sweetness and softness, which is brought to you via agile hands. The combination of the original way and an ancient formula treatment brings you tranquility. Chadasai Spa contains seven treatment rooms and a private outdoor shower. There are four single rooms and three twin rooms. The special rooms have a bathtub for honeymooners, which offers a romantic atmosphere, and contains various flowers and a milk or herbal tub soak. The massage zone combines a five body massage bed and twin body massage bed, that has been designed specifically for Thai Heritage Package. The foot massage zone is enhanced by six luxury natural seats while the beauty and salon area has three spa seats for the treatment of nails. Professional hairdressers are ready to reveal your natural beauty in the head and hair area. Enhance a wonderful vacation at Chadasai Spa. Relieve your tired body from top to toe with an oil massage and a special high quality treatment from the hands of therapists who amazingly bring a soothing feeling to your mind and body. The Andaman Sunrise and Day Dream Delight, both refreshing treatments, boost your emotions and provide power and get you feeling ready for your coming wonderful days. Escape the sun and heat and pamper youself spending the afternoon soothing your skin with treatments such as After The Sun, Coconut Island, Tropical Paradise, Spoil your Body and Soul, Royal Thai Heritage, Sunset on Your Mind, Rejuvenation and Chada Retreat. These highlights of Chadasai Spa will make you feel relaxed and comfortable after a hard day.

Location

To La gu na

Chadasai Spa

To Airport

To Paklok

Srisoonthorn Rd.

Lotus Cherngtalay

To Bangtao

To Surin Beach

To Phuket City

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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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People Profile

Michael Ayling Michael Ayling, 44, is the sports keen, understated managing director of Laguna Resorts & Hotels, Phuket’s largest single employer with over 3,000 employees, who firmly believes in the team style of management… and drives a nine-year-old Honda.

Where are you from? I was born and bred in Kent in England. I joined KMPG and qualified as a chartered accountant for my sins while in their Oxford office, then went back-packing to South East Asia in 1988 to Bali then back through Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and India before returning to England. The trip was life changing. I realised there was an exciting world outside of Oxford and England. So what did you do before you ended up in Phuket? While queuing up for my accountancy results to be published in The Times, I shared an umbrella with a man representing an international recruiting firm, who asked if I wanted to go and work in Papua New Guinea. So I got a book on PNG and decided to give it a go. I loved PNG. As a 25-year-old it was a sink or swim experience. After working for KPMG in PNG from aged 25-32, I went to their Parramatta office in Australia where I took out Australian citizenship. I'm married to Pat, who's from Papua New Guinea. When did you come to Phuket? I came to Phuket as Chief Financial Officer of Laguna Phuket in 2000. It was my first time here. I wanted to work in a business that was big enough to provide a challenge, but small enough to make a difference. Laguna Phuket was the perfect fit. What were your first impressions when you arrived? After six years in PNG I didn’t expect any difficulties adapting to the local culture which, in fact, turned out to be quite the opposite. As an expatriate in Thailand you have to adapt to the culture and have to earn respect. There was also the language barrier. It was a tough but rewarding first year. How has the Laguna Phuket business has evolved? We were very much a resort owning company. Then property sales took off. In 2002-2008 we couldn't build as quickly as we could sell. But since the global meltdown in 2009 the division has become smaller and we're back to being a resort owner with property still being important, but less significant than before. What's the most important ingredient in running a company like Laguna Phuket? I firmly believe in creating a happy working environment. This has resulted in a stable management team which has been together for years. Having quality people in a teamwork environment is the main ingredient to financial success. What about the development of high end products such as the Banyan Tree properties? Around 2002 we developed our house and land products then took that one step further by introducing the Banyan Tree villas, which

are a popular investment and lifestyle product. We've taken the model to other regions, such as the Seychelles, Bintan and China. The villas concept is a popular model with 60 days use a year and good interest return rates. What about future developments at Laguna Resort? I take a very active role in our Vietnam Laguna development. There are greenfield opportunities there. By getting involved I hope to create opportunities for the people working at Laguna Phuket to expand their own horizons. You've sold off two hotels lately? Is that it? That's it. From a company perspective we've been too Thailand and Phuket heavy; with the funds raised from these sales we can now diversify overseas options. How do you evaluate success? I tend not to. I'm goal-oriented and results driven. Once I achieve a goal I move to the next one. Where do you live and what sort of car do you drive? I live in Laguna Village. It's a great communal environment, which is what we wanted. I drive a nineyear-old Honda CRV (Laughs). Image is not very important to me. The car has served me well over the years. It's nice to be below the radar in this position. So what do you do in your free time? I spend it with my family and playing sport. I play in the Laguna Cricket Team as a batsman/bowler in the Phuket league and I fit in a round of golf whenever time permits. I also travel as much as I can for pleasure – within the region, Europe and Australia, mainly. You're well known for your love of all sports, particularly football and cricket. What football team do you support these days? I still support my beloved Gillingham Football Club and Kent Country Cricket Club – my local teams that I grew up with. Unfortunately, just like the English national teams, they bring me little success. What charities do you support? I channel my charitable contribution through Laguna, which supports many charities. I'm proud of what we've done in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) area. As a large company in Phuket, I strongly believe we have a responsibility to the local community. Where are you heading personally in the future? I'm here for the long haul. The longer you're here, the harder it is to leave.

For further information about Laguna Property Tel: +66(0) 76 362333 or visit: www.lagunaproperty.com

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PROPERTY

VANICH BAYFRONT VILLA

FOR SALE

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

The second floor features the entrance hall and large reception area with marble floor and sweeping staircase to the floor above. This floor has three rooms, a study or library, one bedroom in “empire” style and one French style, all filled with antique furniture.

Classification

The lower floor was originally designed as the servants’ quarters but with four rooms they are so extensive as to be able to be converted for any number of uses . There is currently a bedroom, living room, utility room and a kitchen plus a separate 100 sqm office. A waterfall feature hides a wine cellar or storage area.

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

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

The property boasts 10 telephone lines and extensive satellite TV facilities with four receiving dishes giving upwards of 250 channels. All areas are fully air conditioned using cassette style ceiling units which ideally blend with the sumptuous surroundings. This is a home of distinction probably suited for an ambassador or a governor and one could easily imagine this mansion hosting superb garden parties.

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

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

Contacts Tel: +66 (0)82 422 6166 Email: info@luxury-phuket-villas.com www.luxury-phuket-villas.com

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LOCH PALM VILLAS

FOR SALE

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

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

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

Space With a total usable area of 610 sqm (internal area 335 sqm and external area 275 sqm), The property boasts a master bedroom plus three guest bedrooms. The large master bedroom has a full ensuite bathroom with shower and bath and walk-in changing area and has uninterrupted views over the golf course with full width sliding windows which open straight onto the patio and the 12 metre pool.

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

Package Available with full freehold title under a Thai company.

Contacts Tel: +66 (0)82 422 6166 Email: info@luxury-phuket-villas.com www.luxury-phuket-villas.com

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KRABI SUNSET

CHOICE

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

CHOICE

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

CHOICE

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

Price Range

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. 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.

Starting price from 4.99 Million Baht.

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

Space The homes each cover 137 square metres (sqm) with at least half of the area dedicated to outdoor living, including a 23.48sqm roof terrace – large enough to easily accommodate a big table with a sun umbrella and deck chairs. The covered parking area for Wings residents provides enough shaded space for one car per unit and is set away from the homes to minimize disturbances. Residents then walk down a pathway to their private villa entrances. Privacy is complete once inside each compact Wings compound, where the elongated 17.6m x 8m arrangement offers a very spacious and functional

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

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

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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CHOICE

GREEN HILL VILLAS NEAR PIA DAY SCHOOL Spe

ci for al Pro thi s m motio on th n

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

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

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

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

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

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

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BANYAN TREE RESIDENCES

PROPERTY

CHOICE

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

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

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

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

About The Developer Concept Banyan Tree Residences provide an opportunity to invest in your own signature villa, townhouse or apartment in four highly sought-after locations, Bangkok, Bintan, Lijiang and Phuket. Residence owners receive a worry-free lifestyle investment with an annual fixed return of 6% for 6 years, 4% for 10 years, or share of actual room revenue with the potential to provide an appreciated investment in the years to come.

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

Benefits

Management

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

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

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

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LAGUNA VILLAGE

CHOICE

Location

Design

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

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

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

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

Benefits 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.

Management 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.

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

CHOICE

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

CHOICE

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.

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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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PROPERTY

KATA ROCKS

CHOICE

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

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

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

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

About The Developer The developer behind Kata Rocks is Richard Pope who for over 20 years has specialized in developing high-end residential projects in London. Out of entries from 21 countries, the Kata Rocks development has won several international awards in 2010 including Highly Commended for Best Development in Thailand and Best Apartment in both Thailand and Asia Pacific. The architect is the award winning Original Vision and the interiors are designed by celebrity interior designer, Kelly Hoppen MBE.

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

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

Contacts Kata Rocks Co., Ltd Tel: +66 (0) 7628 4750 Email: info@katarocks.com Website: www.katarocks.com

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ANCHAN VILLAS

FOR SALE

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

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

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

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

Price Range Price start from 19.7 milion Baht.

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

Space Anchan Villas are designed to be specious and airy in an attractive and practical layout. The villa built up area start from 515 to 539 sqm and rest on similarly size plot from 768- 933 sqm. The master bedroom is separated from the main living room. Our standard house plan offer a large swimming pool of 14.5x5 metres and a large wooden terrace which is connected to the living room, master bedroom and the garage. The 2nd and 3rd bedroom are separated for enjoying its own private garden.

Design & Construction

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

Contacts Pearl Island Propery Co., Ltd. Khun Joop Saetiw, Sales Director Mobile: +66 (0)81 797 0552 31/13 Moo. 4, Tambol Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket, 83110 Tel: +66 (0)76 362600-1 Fax: +66 (0)76 362602 Email: info@anchanvillas.com Websites: www.anchanvillas.com

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: +66 (0) 7623 9967 : +66 (0) 8 1538 6879, +66 (0) 8 1958 3421 Email: phuket@cbre.co.th Website: www.cbre.co.th

from 23m THB

BANG TAO : 2-bedroom apartment which is fully equipped as well as two large swimming pools and a gym on site. Only 3 minutes walk away from Bang Tao Beach and 5-minute drive from restaurants, supermarkets and activities.

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AO PO : Approximately 26 rai (L316) • Superb sea views towards the islands off the east coast • Elevated hillside land with road frontage • Nor Sor 3 Kor and Chanote titles

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NAITHON : 17-1-87.5 rai (L673) • Near the Pullman Arcadia Resort and Hotel Indigo Phuket • 100 metres away from Naithon Beach • Chanote title

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KARON : Luxuriously furnished condo with ensuite bathrooms, living & dining area and a fully equipped kitchen. This condo has a big balcony with sea views. Only 5 minute walk to Karon Beach. Wi-Fi Internet is available.

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KAMALA : A superb 3-bedroom villa with direct ocean frontage and unbroken west-facing sea views. This villa will enjoy the hotel services and have access to the hotel's restaurants, spa and beach club.

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KHAO LAK : (H053) • Near the JW Marriott Khao Lak • 53-room beach resort • 60 metres of beach frontage • Chanote title with BOI approval

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BANG TAO : A fantastic 2-bedroom apartment with en-suite bathrooms and a lounge area which leads to an outside balcony overlooking the complex's swimming pool. Only a 5-minute walk away from Bang Tao Beach.

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BANG TAO : 3-bedroom furnished apartment with a private plunge pool. Excellent quality throughout, featuring a western kitchen and bathrooms, with quality branded fittings and appliances.

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BANG TAO : A beachfront apartment that is only 3 minutes away from several restaurants, shops and the Laguna Golf Club. This apartment is fully equipped with modern tropical-style furniture.

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85m THB

RAWAI : 2-2-61.8 rai (I044) • Whole residential project with sea views for sale • 200 metres away from beach at Chalong Bay • 2 villas and all project facilities included

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

Care for a Swing?

from 3.7m THB

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

Our Information Centre

Our Property Booth, Central

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

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

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

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The Heights from 200,000 THB/month

The Heights from 100,000 THB/month

Aspasia

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

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

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

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Pool Villa

80,000 THB/month

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

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

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

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KATHU : 2 bedroom penthouse with outdoor Jacuzzi (212 sqm) is available for long term rent.

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

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

Bangtao

90,000 THB/month

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

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

Istana Estate

from 4.2m US

NAI THON BEACH : Each of the 19 palatial 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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The Heights Resale

21.5m THB

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

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

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

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

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

8.9m THB

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

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

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Absolute Beachfront

7.9m US

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

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Extravagant Luxury

190m THB

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

Panoramic View

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

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25.5m THB

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

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21m THB

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Golf Views

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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Beach Side Villa

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

NAI HARN : If Nai Harn is your desirable location, this is where to live and spend holidays! This 3 bedroom villa is fully furnished in oriental style. Just 5 minutes to Nai Harn Beach and the rental pool program is available for investment.

NAI HARN : 4 bed / 4 bath luxurious villa with swimming pool set in tropical surroundings. Designed and constructed to create the magical fusion of western technology and contemporary Asian style. 5 minute walk to Nai Harn Beach.

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Best Living Villa

NAI HARN : 3 bed / 3 bath fully furnished. Maximum living space 185 sqm on 440 sqm land. Lush tropical surroundings. 24 hr security. Extensive upgrades, traditional Thai Sala. 5 minutes to the beach and within walking distance to facilities service in area.

NAI HARN : Spacious 3 bedroom condo brings together modern and contemporary elements. Maximized living space of 300 sqm and ready to move-in. Good location to access anywhere in Nai Harn.

NAI HARN : Just 5 minutes to Rawai and Nai Harn Beach, this villa is decorated in an East meets West style. This 3-bedroom villa offers a rooftop Thai Sala that overlooks the pool and garden. It will surely please you!

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

Spacious Garden Villa

18m THB

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

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11.9m THB

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

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Freehold Condominium 12.54m THB

NAI HARN : This is a premium constructed home from a developer with 20 years experience. 3-bedroom luxurious villa with private pool and set admidst tropical landscaped gardens. It is situated in a secure and private estate.

BANGTAO : Stylish and spacious duplex condominium with private pool and garden in a secure, low-density community. Located on the west coast, walking distance to the beach! Attractive guaranteed rental return.

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Kata Karon Municipality launches new plans

“Heaven on Earth” A marketing strategy to reinforce Kata Karon as the favourite family destination

Above: Helicam Aerial Photo of the three fanous beaches - Kata Noi / Kata / Karon

Above: Clips taken from the Kata Karon Promotional Video

The Kata Karon Hotels Business Association – a committee group representing 40 or more hotels / resorts working in partnership with the Municipality are pulling together for a better future. Plans involved are redesigning sidewalks / communal areas improving the overall destination. New marketing plans are also now being implemented. An identity logo has been developed symbolizing the three beaches of Kata Noi, Kata and Karon with the strap line “Heaven on Earth”. To support this programme a promotional video has been produced by Helicam Co Ltd (supported and sponsored by CIMB Thai Bank) that will be available on many hotel websites and TV channels. One million postcards have been printed and are being distributed throughout vendors throughout Kata Karon. The main inspirational people behind these plans have been Khun Somchai Silapanont from the Marina Phuket Resort and Khun Warayut Horkaew from The Sawasdee Village working in conjunction with Helicam Co Ltd. The aim of the programme is to reinforce Kata Karon as the favourite family destination.

Above: 5ft Radio Controlled Helicam that takes HD Video

Preview the new Kata Karon promotional video log onto the Helicam you tube channel: www.youtube.com/HelicamAsia

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN THAILAND - INVESTMENT PROMOTIONS.

Introduction: Many investors do not consider, or are not advised on the opportunities available for them through investment under the Board of Investment (“BOI”) in Thailand. In order to learn more about the opportunities, consultation may be made directly with the BOI, but for more complex businesses, legal advice would be recommended. Foreign investment in business activities in Thailand is principally governed by the Foreign Business Act (1999) which has the effect of restricting business activity in Thailand by foreigners. It divides business activities into three categories of activities and places restrictions of various degrees of severity on foreign ownership depending on which category it falls within. For some business activities it may be possible to set up a majority foreign owned company by applying to the authorities for an Alien Business License (please see our article in the April edition of Shop Window on Lifestyle, “Legal Restrictions on Foreign Businesses in Thailand”). Another alternative is to apply for Board of Investment (“BOI”) status which is a governmental scheme granting many incentives to foreign companies carrying out certain business activities in Thailand. The BOI is the principal government agency responsible to support and encourage investment in Thailand, the government offers to all investors privileges in various forms including taxes and duties exemption or reduction, permissions, guarantees and protection measures in specific provincial areas as further set out below.

Promoted Investors: The BOI is governed by the Investment Promotion Act (1991). The BOI is authorized to designate business activities eligible for promotion and to grant incentives to investment projects that meet its policies and criteria. The investor must be a limited company, foundation or cooperative organized under Thai law, to be entitled to investment incentives from the BOI. A joint venture company established under Thai law, partly or wholly owned by foreign investors, may also able to obtain the investment incentives from the BOI. The level of incentives to be granted to an investor will be considered by the BOI which has considerable discretion in setting the scope of the investment (in terms of investment capital, but not registered capital) and the type of incentives or benefits to be granted on a project by project basis.

Priority Activities: There are five major categories that the BOI has set out as priority activities for investment promotion, namely: (i) agriculture and agricultural products; (ii) direct involvement in technological and human resource development; (iii) public utilities and infrastructure; (iv) environmental protection and conservation; and (v) other targeted industries which are specifically listed. These types of projects may be entitled to privileges of tax exemption, exemption from import duty on machinery regardless of location and other privileges according to the project location and other particulars of the project as determined by the BOI.

• Permission to bring in foreign technicians and experts to work on promoted projects. • Permission to own land to carry out promoted activities. • Permission to take out or remit foreign currency abroad.

Promotion Zones: Each of Thailand’s 76 provinces is classified under one of three investment zones based on the level of income and infrastructure in each province. Zone 1 covers six central provinces with high income levels and good infrastructure. Zone 2 covers 12 provinces including Phuket and Zone 3 covers the remaining 58 provinces with low income levels and less developed infrastructure.

Application Procedures: The procedure starts with an investor submitting the application for promotion to BOI, who will then consider and determine whether to approve the proposed project. If the project is approved, the BOI will issue a promotion certificate. The process of application procedures may take approximately 6 to 7 months from submission of the application to receipt of the promotion certificate from the BOI. It is possible for a new investor to submit the application before establishing a legal entity under Thai laws. However, after the proposed project has been approved, the new investor must incorporate the entity and obtain the promotion certificate within six months.

Conclusion: For a foreign investor in business activities in Thailand a BOI status is an interesting way of conducting business in the Kingdom of Thailand due to the benefits such as tax exemptions, working permissions, visa and the right to own the interest in land. But whilst it may be possible for a foreign investor to apply for an Alien Business License for a BOI status, success is underpinned by preparedness and understanding, and an acceptance of the timelines involved in making the process work for your business. Please note that this article is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as formal legal advice. Any investor considering investing in the Kingdom of Thailand should seek legal and tax advice prior to expending any significant resources as the information contained herein is of a general nature and may be subject to changes in laws and regulations. The Authors of this article are Sebastian Künz, Senior Associate at Limcharoen Hughes & Glanville (Phuket) sebastian@limcharoen.com and Khun Pongsak, Associate at Limcharoen Hughes & Glanville (Phuket) pongsak@limcharoen.com

Tax Incentives: The BOI may grant tax incentives to certain promoted investment projects, some examples of which include: • Exemption or reduction of import duties on imported machinery. • Exemption of import duties on imported raw and essential materials used in the manufacturing of export products. • Exemption from corporate income taxes in a limited period. • To exclude dividends derived by promoted enterprises from corporate income tax on taxable income during the period of exemption. • Reduction of corporate income tax in a limited period. • Special deduction for certain expenses.

Further Benefits of the BOI Status: Current BOI incentives which may be provided for promoted investments regardless of location include: • Permission to bring foreign nationals to undertake investment feasibility studies.

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Useful info : Things to do in Phuket

Phromthep Cape (Laem Phromthep)

If you are looking for a change from the beach, why not check out the views from Phuket's hilltop view points? You will experience magnificent vistas, cool breezes and most view points have refreshments available. Don't forget your camera. Phromthep Cape (Laem Phromthep):

Karon Viewpoint:

This is the most popular and largest of all the view points. The area has been developed to offer extensive views over the sea and there are walking paths from the cliffs to the water's edge for the adventurous. The sunsets are absolutely breathtaking and never the same two days running. If you are romantically inclined this is the place to come in the evenings and hold hands as the setting sun paints the evening skies in towering kaleidoscopes of light and shade.

Sometimes referred to as the Three Bay Viewpoint. View point is located between Nai Harn and Kata noi Beaches. This is a very tastefully developed facility with a Thai-style sala, which offers superb views on several levels. From here Kata Noi, Kata and Karon beaches can be seen and out to sea is Koh Poo Island. It is one of the island's best views.

On top of Promthep Cape is a very pretty structure, the Kanchanaphisek Lighthouse which doubles as a museum. It was constructed in 1996. If you want to check the times of sunsets, ring the Phuket Meteorological & Radio Station on +66 (0)76 211494.

How to get there: Kata Viewpoint is located along the road between Kata Beach and Nai Harn Beach, just 5 kilometers from Kata Beach.

Karon Viewpoint: Sometimes referred to as the Three Bay Viewpoint.

How to get there: Phromthep Cape is a headland on the extreme southern end of Phuket about 19 kilometres from Phuket City. You can drive there via Chalong Junction along Highway 4024 to Rawai Beach, and then follow the signs for 2 kilometres.

Windmill View Point: As the name would suggest this hilltop boasts a modern windmill – the only one on the island. It can be found on the south of Phuket between Nai Harn and Promthep. This isolated spot offers superb views of the tiny Ya Nui Beach and the main Nai Harn Beach. There are always boats moored off both beaches and in December the anchorages really come alive as the Phuket King's Cup Regatta gets under way.

Windmill View Point

Khao Kad offers wonderful views of the Andaman Sea beaches

Khao Kad 360° Viewpoint: Khao Kad offers wonderful views of the Andaman Sea beaches and neighbouring islands from a different perspective – from Cape Panwa in Vichit district. Sunsets are on a par with Promthep. Visitors are faced with a stiff climb up 138 steps. Once there the fresh breezes and tranquil surroundings are a sufficient reward. The viewpoint has good parking facilities and services. How to get there: Take Sakdidet Road as far as Baan Muang Thong (Muang Thong Village) or follow the signs to Makham Bay and turn right just before arriving at Panwa Cape. The turning is well signposted.

Windmill View Point : the only one on the island. It can be found on the south of Phuket between Nai Harn and Promthep.

How to get there: Drive from Nai Harn Beach towards the highest hilltop and take the first road on the right. You will spot the windmill on your right hand side.

Rang Hill:

Rang Hill lies to the northwest of Phuket City.

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Rang Hill lies to the northwest of Phuket City. The hilltop has been landscaped into a park and fitness facilities are offered. A winding tree-lined road takes you right to the summit where a sala offers shade during the day. Once there you can enjoy views of the city and beaches on the south and southwest of the island. Try a visit at night when the lights of the city are like a million diamonds scattered on night blue silk.

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

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

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Hottest airlines Asia Pacific airlines servicing Phuket figure prominently in the latest Australian based Centre For Asia Pacific Aviation [CAPA] survey of 'hottest' airlines, underlining the island’s continually growing reputation as a primary inbound tourist destination.

Leading the bunch is AirAsia, the world’s lowest cost producer of airline seat kilometres (ASKS: an industry measure capturing the total passenger flight capacity). It's described by CAPA as a “mouth watering airline to watch for airports, suppliers and competitor airlines in 2011”. AirAsia X, the long haul version, is also growing with it being granted rights by the Malaysian government to 36 destinations and already expanded to cities like Tehran, Iran; Tokyo, Japan; several Chinese cities; Paris, France; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Sydney, Australia and Christchurch, New Zealand. An application to fly to New York City has also been lodged. Jetstar, the Qantas low cost carrier (LCC), is described by CAPA as a “growing jewel in the Qantas crown.” It flies to Phuket from Adelaide, Darwin, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Perth, Cairns, Hobart, Sydney, Canberra and Lauceston in Australia, boosting the island’s low season tourist numbers during the Australian winter. Virgin Blue is Australia’s second largest airline and is undergoing a radical overhaul into a more corporate entity under the new leadership of John Borgetti, a former Qantas senior executive. Launched in 2000 it has been transformed to become a hybrid LCC targeting higher yielding corporate traffic, according to CAPA. It will be an interesting airline to watch from Phuket’s perspective, as the island is definitely not a corporate destination, being mainly tourist traffic. Virgin Blue’s V Australia long haul service stopped in February, but direct flights from Perth on Pacific Blue, another LCC, maintain its links with Phuket. Tiger Airways from Singapore is one of the most interesting airlines to watch in relation to Phuket. It's going through a tortuous joint venture process to form Thai Tiger Airlines with Thai Airways International that is caught in political intrigue. It's one of the lower cost operators in Asia Pacific and, according to CAPA, has the potential to become one of the three large nonflag carrier operations, along with AirAsia and Jetstar. Korean Air is, a well established 'legacy' carrier, is undergoing record traffic levels and is in expansion mode, so Phuket should figure in its plans given the large number of Korean tourists, especially honeymooners, who travel to the island. Malaysian Airlines is in the same category, with rapid growth predicted. It's one of the lowest cost commercial airlines flying into Phuket. These are just the main airlines identified by CAPA on its 'hottest' list, but there are many other excellent airlines servicing the island from other regions that also make the list. For example in the European section, CAPA names Aeroflot from Moscow as a leading voice in consolidation of the Russian airline industry. Aeroflot flies thousands of Russians to Phuket every year. In fact, many local business people have been heard to remark in recent times, “Thank God for the Russians!” Others in this group include Air Berlin, the largest single carrier servicing Phuket with international flights, which is a major charter and commercial

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carrier. From the Middle East, Qatar Airways, one of the most rapidly expanding airlines in the world, opened flights from its Doha base directly to Phuket via Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in late 2010 and China Hainan Airlines, a growing southern China airline, also started direct flights via Beijing. It's pursuing a global expansion strategy, of which Phuket is part. Outside of these 'hottest list' airlines, other major carriers servicing Phuket include SilkAir from Singapore; Asiana Airlines, South Korea; Dragonair from Hong Kong; Condor, from Europe; Firefly from Malaysia and TUIfly, a charter from Sweden. Emirates Challenges The latest global top 25 airline rankings in March, 2011 placed Thai Airways at 21st, up one place from 22nd in March, 2010, but it's the rise and rise of Emirates from Dubai that is the most notable change. Emirates are now the third ranked airline, up one from last year, behind Delta (1) and American Airlines (2). In 2009 it was seventh in overall rankings, but No 1 for international passengers flown. The important point is that Emirates has no domestic market, whereas the top two ranked airlines have huge domestic markets to rely on. Another interesting point is Southwest Airlines, the original low cost carrier, maintaining its 5th ranking and Ryanair, the trail blazer LCC in Europe, leaping from 20th to 16th place. Turkish Airlines went from no ranking in 2010 to 24th in March. Star Alliance, led by Lufthansa, United Airlines, Continental, Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways was ranked the top alliance, growing a very large 10.6% with the addition of several new carriers, taking its share of global airline capacity to 26.1%. However, unaligned airlines still account for more capacity at 27.9%. This grouping includes all of the Middle Eastern (ME) airlines, including Emirates, and the Virgin Group, which appears to be forging relationships with ME airlines and others to create a fourth alliance. Oneworld, led by British Airways, American Airlines, Cathay and Qantas have 14.2% share and SkyTeam, led by Air France/KLM, Aeroflot, Alitalia, Delta and Korean Air, have 15.8%.

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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Infertility new options available in Phuket Inability to conceive a child is often suffered in silence and can be both frustrating and depressing for parents. Yet, it's fairly common and The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that approximately 10% of couples experience some form of infertility problem. On a worldwide scale, this means that 50-80 million people suffer from infertility. We ve all We've a heard of the 'test tube baby' and essentially couples conside consider a test tube baby because of infertility, impotency or hormo hormonal imbalances, plus other reasons. The first test tube succes success was back in the very early 1980s and developments have moved m ahead quickly. Today, infertility treatment is easily availab available to many, and also has raised many ethical issues. Fertility treatment started with in vitro fertilization, or IVF where the female fem egg is surgically removed, mixed with sperm, checked by the specialists and if fertilized, placed back into the woman’s uterus. From here, normal pregnancy follows. If you tthink that you and your partner are having difficulty becoming pregnant, consider seeking the assistance of a becom qualified physician, as there are several types of safe and effeective treatments available today. Appropriate treatment is highly individual and may range from the simple medical h advice to the complex, high-tech therapies like IVF or IntraCytoplastic Sperm Injection (ICSI).

According to Dr Manop, a Gynaecologic Oncologist at Phuket International Hospital and the first doctor in Phuket to do high-tech fertility treatments through the newly opened Phuket International Safe Fertility and PGD Center, “Couples are considered to be infertile if they have not conceived within 1 year of trying. With Assisted Reproductive Technology about 40-50% of our clients go on to have a successful pregnancy and childbirth after the first cycle, and after three cycles the success rate is 80%”. Overseas couples are coming to Phuket for fertility treatment because of the success rates and the cost, which can be prohibitive or even illegal in some countries. The development of several high-quality medical facilities has helped Phuket to become a destination of choice for those who wish to combine world-class medical care with a relaxing holiday. While success is not guaranteed, couples may be putting themselves in a better position of getting pregnant while away from everyday stressors. If the holiday is timed well, couples only need to stay in Thailand

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for about 15 days for treatment, and then return home to follow up with their local obstetrician. Assisted Reproductive Technology options that have now been made available to both locals and tourists through Phuket International Safe Fertility and PGD Center not only include IVF. In addition, there is Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), a technique developed in Belgium by Gianpiero Palermo around 1991, and now widely used in fertility clinics around the world. With ICSI, the embryologist surgically inserts one healthy sperm into each egg. This is done by carefully perforating the membrane of the egg with a glass pipette containing the sperm and requires extremely high level of skills and experience. As only one sperm is needed per egg to create an embryo, it enables men with a low sperm count to father biological children. It is estimated that up to 40% of cases of infertility are due to problems with the quality and quantity of sperm. If a male parner has no sperm in his semen, Percutaneous Sperm Aspiration (PESA) is usually the first treatment option suggested. It is relatively painless, requires no surgical intervention and

has high retrieval rates (80-90%). A fine needle is inserted through the scrotum into the epididymis from which fluid is gently removed, which is then analyzed for sperm content and motility. Finally, and possibly the most controversial, treatment is Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD). Repeated pregnancy loss or miscarriage is frequently due to genetic problems. This is a difficult and emotionally draining experience, but fortunately couples have new options available, including PGD, which involves the genetic investigation of early stage embryos that have been produced through IVF or ICSI. PGD allows the embryologist to determine the chromosomal make-up as well as sex of any given embryo, and then select those that are most suitable before transferring them into the uterus. PGD is known as the most reliable technique for gender selection with an accuracy rate of more than 99%. PGD is illegal in some countries, and the ability of embryologist to determine the sex of babies prior to birth will continue to raise the many ethical and religious issues associated with it.

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

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