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Regulars Phuket Island map What's on : on & off Phuket (including the movies) Free Wi-Fi hot spots around town Social Phuket People profile : David Roberts Legal matters : Useful information regarding the law and practice of building ownership in Thailand Things to do in Phuket Health matters : Choosing a doctor Useful telephone numbers

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Yachts & Yachting Sabang regatta party at ACYC Boating Classifieds Yacht charters : Sunsail Phuket tide tables : October 2011 – November 2011

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

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Cover photos: Top: KEE Plaza at Patong Beach Bottom: Infinite Luxury at Kata Rocks

Shopping, Dining & Leisure Phuket Pool Tables Helicam : Helicam set sail with Asia Marine on board the Capricorn Palm House Primary School Recipe : Akami Tuna Roll, Parmesan and Tomato in two Textures, Oregano and Basil Salad Dining around Phuket Where Big Motor Lovers Play Xtrem Aventures Phuket Kiddies’ Home Nursery School Phuket Cable Ski

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


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Phuket Vegetarian Festival Till - October 5 @ Phuket City

Quest Family Day and PAWS Fundraiser 9 October @ Laguna Phuket

This festival is an annual event held during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar. Though the origins of the festival are unclear, it celebrates the Chinese community's belief that a strict diet of 'vegetables only' will purify mind and body and constitute merit-making.

There will be fun activities for the kids such as as bouncy castles, fun stalls and water activities and a car boot sale. The PAWS Star Raffle Tickets are on sale now. Top prize is a two-night stay at Twin Palms Residence for four, including brunch and a day trip on Twin Palms One. Second prize is a twonight stay at the Banyan Tree Bangkok and third prize is a day out sailing on the catamaran DaVinci. Tel: +66 (0)89 588 4050. Web:

Sacred rituals are performed at all Chinese temples in Phuket. The processions from each temple show strict vegetarians, known as devotees, ostensibly possessed by gods, piercing their tongues, cheeks and other parts of the anatomy with sharp implements. The devotees apparently feel no pain and show no sign of real injury.

Last Storm Surf Contest 1 – 2 October @ Kamala Beach Saltwater Dreaming and Kamala Go Surfing Club present the ninth running of an open-invitation event. The island’s top wave riders will battle it out in two divisions – longboard and shortboard. There will also be a beach party. Email: Web: swdreaming.

Legends of Liverpool Tour in Phuket 2 October @ Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club, Thalang The Football Legends Tour by the Legends of Liverpool sees members of the Liverpool Football Club in the 1980s and 90s, including John Barnes, Jason Macateer, Steve McMannaman, Robbie Fowler, Bruce Grobbelaar and Alan Kennedy as the visiting team. The Legends will be playing for the honour of winning the inaugural "Prime Minister's Football Legends Charity Cup". Tickets for matches are available through the Total Reservation Call Center. Start time is 3pm. Tel:+66 (0)2 833 5555. Web:

Phuket Punchline Comedy Club 19 October @ Holiday Inn Resort, Patong Beach The kings of Phuket Comedy return with a show with three gifted funnymen coming from Ireland, New Zealand, and England. Englishman Gorden Southern, Irishman Ian Coppinger, and Kiwi Andre King all currently ply their comedy trade on the UK Comedy Circuit. Contact: Boom, Tel: +66 (0)89 646 9278. Email: Web:

Chang ITF Thailand Pro Circuit 2011 (Men’s) 29 October – 12 November @ Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club For the first time in Phuket, the Chang ITF Thailand Pro Circuit 2011 (Men’s) will take place. Players will fight for ranking points and prize money. Admission fees start from 50 baht. Contact: Virapol or Napapen, Tel: +66 (0)76 336000. Email: Web:

TSLC IronKids Phuket Training Race 30 October @ Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club The series offers age-appropriate race distances and training with an emphasis on fitness, fun and safety and targets children ranging in age from 6 to 15 years. The cost is 500 baht per individual entry and 1,200 baht per team entry. Tel: +66 (0)76 336000. Email: triathlon@ Web:

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Grumpy Old Men's Society (GOMS)

Regular Events Ao Chalong Yacht Club (ACYC) Irish times Race 4 is on 2 October, Race 5 is on 16 October and Race 6 is on the 30th. All are welcome to sail. Contact: Scott, Tel: +66 (0)81 985 6879. Email: Web:

A grumpy but happy group of local gentleman who gather every first and third Monday of the month at Chalong Pier Beer Garden to have a few quiet beers, share information and to raise money for charity. Drinks start at 6pm and meetings at 6:45pm. Contact: Warren Crowe, Email:

Island Furniture Cricket league - Phuket Cricket Group (PCG)

Facebook Fridays 10-11am Have questions about Facebook or other social media? Then join us Fridays on the wall of to chat live with experts such as Woody Leonhard, Amish Metha and Able Wanamakok.

The International Business Association of Phuket (IBAP) The Regular Meeting will be the 2nd Friday of the month. Tel: +66 (0)81 412 5652. Web:

Lions Club of Patong Beach The monthly membership meeting and fellowship dinner is on the second Tuesday of each month. Contact: Jehanbaz (Jum) Ali Khan, Tel: +66 (0)81 374 2088. Email: Web:

This social, but competitive league plays games Sundays. Contact: Anthony van Blerk, Email:

British Business Association – Phuket (BBAP) Dinner is at DaVinci, Nai Harn on the 5th. Pub Night is at Michael's Bar Phuket City on the 21st, at 7pm. Email: Web:

Phuket International Women's Club (PIWC) Meet & Greet is Thursday the 13th at Starbucks, Central Festival. Lunch is at Holiday Inn Patong on the 20th. Members price is 500 baht and non members is 650 Baht. Contact: Carole Dux, Tel: +66 (0)76 200730. Email: Web:

Free Computer Clinic

Entertainment – October Choices

Join ‘For Dummies’ author Woody Leonhard at his weekly Computer Clinic, Sundays from 10am to noon at the Sandwich Shoppes - the 2nd in Patong; the 9th in Laguna; 16th, 23rd and 30th in Chalong. Web:

Saturday Brunch with Filipino House Band Live @ Two Chefs, Kata

Rotary Club of Patong Beach Monthly Dinner Out & Family Day Tuesday the 4th location TBA. Weekly Meeting will be the 11th, 18th and 25th at Aloha Villa Hotel, Patong. Web:

Chicky Net - The Social Network for Women in Thailand Chicky Net is the online social network for women who have either relocated to Thailand or who are visiting. Join us at and meet other women in Phuket, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui and Hua Hin. Email: Web:

Brunch, Filipino house band performs live, with MJ & Megan at the mics and Mr Ollie on the drums at Two Chefs Kata Center from 12 to 3:30pm. Tel: +66 (0)76 330065. Email: Web:

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

Live Music at the Hard Rock Cafe Phuket Live music most evenings! Open daily 10pm to 2am. Tel: +66 (0)76 340210.

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



(Action, Adventure, Comedy)

(Action, Adventure) Hugh Jackman, Anthony Mackie, Evangeline Lilly, Dakota Goyo, Kevin Durand, Karl Yune

Jessica Alba, Joel McHale, Jeremy Piven, Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara , Rowan Blanchard , Mason Cook

Marissa Cortez Wilson seems to have it all... married to a spy hunting television reporter and kids. Her husband, wouldn't know a spy if he lived with one: she's a retired secret agent. A maniacal Timekeeper threatens to take over the planet and she goes back to work at OSS, where the now-defunct Spy Kids division was created. They just may be able to save the world and bring their family together while they're at it.

Charlie Kenton is a washed-up boxer in the near-future where the sport has gone high-tech. He lost his chance at a title when 8-foot-tall steel robots took over the ring. Now nothing but a small-time promoter, he earns just enough money rebuilding low-end bots to get from one underground boxing venue to the next. When he hits rock bottom, he teams up with his son to build and train a championship contender and get one last shot at a comeback.



(Comedy) Neil Patrick Harris, Paula Kay Perry, Jonathan Winters, Katy Perry, Alan Cumming

(Drama, Mystery, Thriller) Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts, Rachel G. Fox

When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the Smurfs out of their village, they're forced through a portal, out of their world and into ours, landing in the middle of New York's Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down.

Publisher Will Atenton quit a job in New York City to relocate his wife and two girls to a New England town. They discover their perfect home was the murder scene of a mother and children, believed to be committed by the husband. When Will investigates, his only lead comes from a neighbour who was close to the family. He discovers that the story of the last man to leave Will's dream house will be just as horrifying to the one who came next .

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Off Phuket Events

Upcoming Events

Chonburi Buffalo Race


11 October @ The Lawn in front of Chonburi District Office, Chonburi


Phuket Thailand Open powered by PTT, Karon Beach, Phuket

10 – 25

BOI Fair 2011, Impact Arena Muang Thong Thani, Nonthaburi


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

18 – 20

Asian Hospitality & Travel Show @ Royal Phuket Marina, Phuket

23 – 26

Phuket International Sport Fishing 2011, Chalong Bay, Phuket

26 – 27

8th Phuket International Soccer 7s Tournament, Phuket


18th Laguna Phuket Triathlon @ Laguna Phuket, Phuket

26 – 3 Dec

The 1st Thailand Team Amateur Championship, Hua Hin

These 100-metre dash races see buffaloes pounding down the course at a fast pace for top prizes. Other activities are a fair with food stalls and handicrafts, rides for children, folk music concerts and a beauty contest where the prize is the honour of being declared Miss Buffalo. Contact: TAT, Pattaya office, Tel: +66 (0)38 427667, +66 (0)38 428750. 7th Annual Miss International Queen 2011

October 31 – November 4 @ Chonburi The Miss International Queen™ pageant strives to advance and support today’s transgender/transsexual, offering opportunities to present their individual beauty and intelligence in a friendly atmosphere. Contact: Tiffany’s Show Co.,Ltd., Tel: +66 (0)38 421700-5. Web: Shell Eating, Bird Seeing and Squid Angling Festival

Till 2 October @ The Scenery Point of Cha-Am Beach, Petchaburi. Dine on special seafood dishes at beachside restaurants, bird watching tours and nighttime squid angling. Contact: Cha-Am Municipality, Tel: +66 (0)32 471822. The 14th Amari Watergate & BMW Thailand Charity Midnight Run

8 October @ Amari Watergate, Bangkok Competitors in the charity event for the tribute of the 84th anniversary of H.M. the King in the 14th Amari Watergate & BMW Thailand Charity Midnight Run can run 6k or 12k. Contact: Clark Hatch Fitness Centre of the Amari Watergate Bangkok, Tel: +66 (0)2 653 9000 ext 5780-2. Web: watergate/charity-midnight-run.aspx.

DECEMBER 2011 2–5

Phuket World Musiq Festival @ Sapan Hin, Phuket

9 – 11 October @ Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok

3 – 10

The AOCAP Conference will provide an opportunity to learn more about concepts such as Branded Residences, Condo-hotels, Buy-to-Use-and-Let, Destination Clubs, Fractional Ownership and Private Residence Clubs, and how they can be successfully introduced into a resort’s menu of recreational real estate offerings. Contact: Chanut, Tel: +66 (0)89 512 7030. Email: Web:

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

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

Alternative Ownership Conference Asia-Pacific 2011

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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

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

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Deli De Luca Boat Lagoon Marina Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Mai Khao Beach Mai Khao, Talang Kamala Beer Garden Main Road, Kamala Khun Woody's Sandwich Shoppe Laguna Cherngtalay Lambert Brothers Boat Lagoon Marina Lady Pie Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay Les Anges Royal Phuket Marina Liquid Lounge Bar Surin Beach Road, Surin MoMo Café Courtyard by Marriott, Kamala MoMo Café Courtyard by Marriott, Surin Red Cafe Beach Road, Kamala Red Cafe Soi Policestation, Kamala Skippers Royal Phuket Marina The Club Kamala Beach Road, Kamala The Coffee Club Turtle Village, Mai Khao Watermark Bar Restaurant Boat Lagoon Marina

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Social Phuket What WAS on in Phuket Quiksilver Press Conference 2011 @ Ibis Patong

Africa Count Charity Party @ Hakans Bar, Karon

Photo by Phuket Best Event

(From left) Andreas Caudwell; Oliver Thurmann; Nathanial Bibby, Marketing Director of Phuket Properties and Matt Telling.

(From left) Nisit Sappasarn, Kitchen Leader ibis Patong; Vorakorn Moulprakob, Food & Beverage Leader ibis Patong; Pisarak Silanurak, Sales Leader ibis Phuket Hotels and Raphael Hirsch, General Manager ibis Phuket Patong.

Grand Opening Celebration @ Holiday Inn Resort Mai Khao Beach “Mademoiselle Coco Party� @ Luna Bar

(From left) Suchitra Sirirak, Suppached Sasomsin, Assistant Mentoring Manager of Pernod Ricard Thailand; Christophe Gestin, F&B Director at Centara Grand Beach Resort; Yuwanit Pitchalad; Yupaporn Kaewsawee among with pretty mademoiselles.

(From left) Chaisilp Meechoobot, Owner Representative, Narai Hotel; Wolfgang Meusburger, General Manager, Holiday Inn Resort Phuket; Pichet Nithivasin, Managing Director, Narai Group; Simon Morley, General Manager, Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Mai Khao Beach.

Yupaporn Kaewsawee and Anchayaporn Thongsom

(From left) Simon Morley, General Manager, Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Mai Khao Beach; Ngamsiri Saebang, Sales Executive for IMAGE asia and Nathee Nithivasin, Vice President Strategy, Narai Group. Continued on page 74

Live entertainment by Sanae Ha band



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Outdoor X-Men Table

Pool Tables (Thailand) have just opened their 2nd branch in Phuket under their Phuket Pool Tables Brand. The new branch is located in Manik at the Baan Permsap Area, 3 km west of the Heroines’ Monument.

For the 1st time in Thailand Fully Outdoor Pool Tables... yes its true... These tables are a novelty in the world and Phuket Pool Tables is the first and only company to bring those to Thailand.

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

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

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

Theme Coin Operated Tables for hotels, restaurants and bars, The Sovereign California Tables are the most heavy duty coin operated pool tables on the market. They are built from the finest material to endure heavy and commercial usage. Available for RENT, PROFIT SHARING and SALE

The Mission Table With its contemporary look with a clean and modern design, this is a very unique table with a slim top and beautiful square legs. Deemed to be the centerpiece of your room and a source of pride.

Managing Director Khun Ying and her team of professionals are willing to serve everyone with their motto “Let us serve you!” It makes you confident that their service and attention to detail is second to none. Open Daily: 08:30–17:30 Saturday half day and closed on Sundays

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Feature Sabang Regatta Party

SABANG REGATTA PARTY AT ACYC The Indonesian Ministry of Culture and Tourism chose the beachfront Ao Chalong Yacht Club (ACYC) to host a party on 19 August, aimed at attracting participants to the inaugural Sabang International Regatta, which was due for a send-off with a Champagne breakfast at ACYC just as this issue of WINDOW went to print.

Invited by ACYC, an estimated 300 guests showed up to the promotional party, with a very high proportion actively involved in the yachting scene – the regattza organisers’ key target. Guests wined and dined on fare prepared in the yacht club’s kitchen and were treated to energetic Indonesian traditional dance performances and live music on stage.


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During a break in the entertainment, key members of the regatta organising group presented detailed information about this new yachting event and invited guests to pose questions. Then the partying went on in earnest into the early hours of the morning. “The yacht club is a perfect waterfront venue for a party; we’ve got one of the best locations on Phuket,” said Commodore Grenville Fordham, adding, “Anyone, member or non-member, who is planning to hold a private party can contact me; we then work together to put a plan and a price in place.”

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PHUKET TIDE TABLES 2011 Ko Thaphao Noi (Phuket)






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

Predicted heights of water in metres above lowest low water

Source: Hydrographic Department, Royal Thai Navy




























3.4 3.1 2.7 2.3 2.0 1.9 1.9 1.9 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.9 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.2 3.1 2.9 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.8 1.7 1.8 2.2 2.6 3.1 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.2

3.4 3.2 2.9 2.6 2.2 1.9 2.3 1.6 1.7 1.9 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.8 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.0 2.8 2.6 2.2 1.9 1.6 1.5 1.6 2.0 2.4 2.9 3.2 3.4 3.3

3.1 3.1 3.0 2.7 2.4 2.0 2.6 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.6 1.8 2.0 2.3 2.6 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.4 2.0 1.6 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.7 2.2 2.7 3.0 3.1

2.6 2.8 2.9 2.7 2.5 2.2 2.8 1.5 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.7 2.0 2.3 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.2 1.8 1.4 1.0 0.9 1.1 1.5 2.0 2.4 2.7

1.9 2.3 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.3 2.8 1.7 1.4 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.7 2.0 2.3 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.6 1.2 0.8 0.7 0.9 1.3 1.7 2.2

1.3 1.7 2.1 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.0 1.7 1.4 1.2 1.0 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.3 1.5 1.8 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.6 1.1 0.7 0.6 0.8 1.2 1.6

0.9 1.3 1.7 2.1 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.1 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.5 1.8 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.5 2.1 1.6 1.1 0.8 0.7 0.9 1.2

0.8 1.0 1.4 1.8 2.2 2.5 2.1 2.6 2.5 2.3 2.1 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.6 1.9 2.3 2.6 2.8 2.8 2.6 2.2 1.7 1.2 0.9 0.9 1.0

1.1 1.1 1.3 1.6 2.0 2.4 1.7 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.3 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.7 2.0 2.4 2.8 3.0 3.0 2.8 2.4 1.9 1.4 1.2 1.1

1.5 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.8 2.2 1.5 2.8 2.9 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.9 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.8 2.2 2.6 3.0 3.2 3.2 3.0 2.5 2.1 1.7 1.4

2.1 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.7 2.0 1.5 2.6 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.0 2.8 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.9 2.3 2.7 3.1 3.3 3.3 3.1 2.6 2.2 1.9

2.6 2.2 1.9 1.7 1.7 1.8 1.6 2.3 2.6 2.8 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.1 2.9 2.7 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.9 2.3 2.7 3.1 3.3 3.3 3.1 2.7 2.3

3.0 2.6 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.7 1.8 1.9 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.8 2.9 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.7 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.8 2.2 2.6 3.0 3.2 3.2 3.0 2.6

3.1 2.8 2.5 2.1 1.8 1.6 2.1 1.5 1.7 1.9 2.1 2.3 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.4 2.2 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.3 1.6 2.0 2.5 2.8 3.0 3.0 2.8

2.9 2.8 2.6 2.3 2.0 1.7 2.3 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.6 1.8 2.0 2.3 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.6 1.3 1.0 1.1 1.4 1.8 2.3 2.6 2.8 2.8

2.5 2.6 2.6 2.3 2.1 1.8 2.4 1.3 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.7 2.0 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.2 1.8 1.4 1.0 0.8 0.9 1.2 1.6 2.1 2.4 2.6

2.0 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.2 2.0 2.5 1.4 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.3 1.5 1.8 2.0 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.1 1.7 1.3 0.9 0.7 0.8 1.1 1.5 1.9 2.2

1.4 1.9 2.1 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.4 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.6 1.9 2.1 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.2 1.8 1.3 0.9 0.7 0.8 1.0 1.4 1.8

1.1 1.5 1.8 2.1 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.1 1.9 1.7 1.5 1.3 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.4 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.4 2.6 2.5 2.3 1.9 1.4 1.0 0.8 0.9 1.1 1.5

1.0 1.2 1.6 2.0 2.3 2.5 2.0 2.5 2.4 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.5 1.4 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.7 2.1 2.4 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.5 2.1 1.6 1.2 1.0 1.1 1.3

1.1 1.2 1.5 1.8 2.2 2.5 1.8 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.3 2.1 1.9 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.7 1.9 2.3 2.7 3.0 3.1 3.1 2.8 2.3 1.9 1.5 1.3 1.4

1.6 1.5 1.5 1.8 2.1 2.4 1.6 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.7 2.4 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.8 2.1 2.5 2.9 3.2 3.4 3.3 3.0 2.6 2.1 1.8 1.6

2.1 1.9 1.7 1.8 1.9 2.2 1.5 2.8 3.0 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.1 2.9 2.7 2.5 2.2 2.0 1.9 1.9 2.0 2.2 2.6 3.1 3.4 3.6 3.5 3.2 2.8 2.3 2.0

2.7 2.3 2.0 1.9 1.9 2.0 1.5 2.5 2.8 3.0 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.2 3.1 2.9 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.9 1.9 2.0 2.3 2.7 3.1 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.3 2.8 2.5


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PHUKET TIDE TABLES 2011 Ko Thaphao Noi (Phuket)






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

Predicted heights of water in metres above lowest low water

Source: Hydrographic Department, Royal Thai Navy




























2.8 2.5 2.2 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.9 2.2 2.4 2.7 2.9 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.2 3.0 2.8 2.5 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.7 1.9 2.4 2.8 3.2 3.4 3.4 3.3 2.9

3.0 2.7 2.4 2.1 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.9 2.1 2.4 2.7 2.9 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.0 2.7 2.4 2.0 1.6 1.4 1.5 1.8 2.2 2.7 3.1 3.3 3.3 3.1

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

2.9 2.8 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.7 1.5 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.8 2.1 2.4 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.4 2.0 1.5 1.1 0.9 1.0 1.3 1.8 2.3 2.6 2.8

2.5 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.2 2.0 1.6 1.4 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.3 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.3 1.8 1.3 0.9 0.8 0.9 1.2 1.6 2.0 2.4

2.0 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.4 1.1 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.7 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.2 1.7 1.2 0.9 0.7 0.8 1.1 1.5 1.9

1.6 2.0 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.1 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.4 1.7 2.0 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.5 2.2 1.7 1.2 0.9 0.7 0.8 1.1 1.4

1.3 1.7 2.1 2.3 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.4 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.5 1.3 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.4 1.7 2.1 2.4 2.7 2.8 2.6 2.3 1.8 1.3 1.0 0.9 0.9 1.1

1.2 1.5 1.8 2.2 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.5 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.5 1.8 2.2 2.6 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.4 2.0 1.5 1.2 1.1 1.1

1.4 1.5 1.7 2.0 2.3 2.5 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.5 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.6 1.9 2.3 2.7 2.9 3.0 2.9 2.5 2.1 1.7 1.4 1.3

1.6 1.6 1.6 1.8 2.0 2.3 2.5 2.7 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.4 2.2 1.9 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.6 2.0 2.4 2.8 3.0 3.1 3.0 2.6 2.2 1.9 1.6

2.0 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.8 2.0 2.2 2.5 2.7 2.8 2.9 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.6 2.0 2.4 2.8 3.0 3.1 3.0 2.7 2.3 2.0

2.3 2.0 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.9 2.1 2.3 2.5 2.7 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.9 2.3 2.7 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.7 2.4

2.5 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.7 1.9 2.1 2.3 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.5 2.3 1.9 1.6 1.3 1.2 1.4 1.8 2.2 2.6 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.6

2.6 2.4 2.1 1.9 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.6 1.9 2.1 2.3 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.2 1.8 1.4 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.7 2.1 2.5 2.7 2.8 2.7

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

2.4 2.4 2.4 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.4 1.7 2.0 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.0 1.6 1.2 0.9 0.9 1.1 1.4 1.8 2.1 2.4

2.1 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.1 1.9 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.4 2.6 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.6 1.2 0.9 0.9 1.1 1.4 1.7 2.0

1.8 2.1 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.2 1.7 1.3 1.0 0.9 1.1 1.4 1.7

1.6 1.9 2.3 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.3 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.7 2.0 2.4 2.7 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.3 1.8 1.4 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.4

1.5 1.8 2.1 2.4 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.3 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.8 2.2 2.6 2.9 3.1 3.2 2.9 2.5 2.0 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.4

1.6 1.7 2.0 2.3 2.6 2.8 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.9 1.7 1.7 1.7 2.0 2.3 2.8 3.1 3.3 3.3 3.1 2.7 2.2 1.9 1.6 1.5

1.8 1.8 1.9 2.1 2.3 2.6 2.9 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.2 3.1 2.8 2.6 2.3 2.1 1.9 1.8 1.8 2.0 2.4 2.9 3.3 3.5 3.5 3.2 2.8 2.4 2.1 1.8

2.2 2.0 1.9 1.9 2.1 2.3 2.6 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.2 3.0 2.7 2.4 2.2 1.9 1.8 1.8 2.0 2.5 2.9 3.3 3.5 3.5 3.3 2.9 2.6 2.2



Helicam set sail with...

Asia Marine onboard the Capricorn

Helicam Aerial Photo of SY Capricorn in Phang Nga Bay

Asia Marine Ltd., located at Phuket’s Boat Lagoon provides various marine services including yacht charter, yacht management, technical support, boat dealership and pre-owned brokerage. Mr. Vincent Tabuteau, Managing Director of Asia Marine commissioned Helicam to obtain aerial imagery and to produce a promotional video for their yacht charters. Using the remote piloted helicopter equipped with HDV video and 18 mega pixel stills, Helicam Co Ltd are able to obtain material for a dynamic promotional video and beautiful imagery aboard the luxury sailing yacht Capricorn in Phang Nga Bay. The promotional movie was edited at the Helicam office using licensed sound track. The end result provides a tantalizing taste attracting even more customers to experience luxury sailing yacht charters. To view the movie, logon to: Asia Marine Ltd: Vincent: +66 (0)81 827 6075 or

Above: Interior of the SY Capricorn

Helicam Co Ltd: Jonathan: +66 (0)89 874 7464 Email:

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Cars for Sale

Est. 1993

Honda new accord (EL) 1,240,000 THB

Toyota New Carmy (V)1,180,000 THB

Honda New Accord

PRE-OWNED : Black, 2008, 2.4 Auto, Navigator, Leather Seats, Airbag, ABS, CD+MP3, 74,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED : White, 2008, 2.4 Auto, Navigator, Leather Seat, ABS, Airbag, CD+MP3, 65,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED : Grey, 2010, 2.0 Auto, Leather Seat, Airbag, CD+MP3, 8,xxx KM.

Toyota Fortuner (V)

Honda Stream

Chevrolet Captiva (LS)


570,000 THB

1,050,000 THB

905,000 THB

PRE-OWNED : Grey, 2005, 3.0 Auto, Disel, 4 WD, Mag Wheel, ABS, Air bag, CD + MP3, 100,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED : Gold, 2003, 2.0 Auto, V-tec, Mag Wheel, ABS, Air bag, CD, 155,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED : Grey, 2008, 2.0 Auto, Diesel 4x2, Leather Seats, Airbag, ABS, 39,xxx KM.

Isuzu D- Max Cab

Honda New Jazz

Mazda 2

570,000 THB

595,000 THB

595,000 THB

PRE-OWNED : Blue, 2007, 3.0 Manual, Mag Wheel, ABS, Air bag, CD, 82,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED : White, 2011, 1.5 Auto, Remote Key, Mag Wheel, ABS, Air bag, CD + MP3, 16,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED : Gold, 2010, 1.5 Auto, Remote Key, Mag Wheel, ABS, Air bag, CD+MP3, 17,xxx KM.

Honda Jazz Cool

480,000 THB

Toyota Yaris (E) limited 515,000 THB

Isuzu D Max Hilander

PRE-OWNED : Silver Bronze, 2005, 1.5 Auto, V- tec, Mag Wheel, ABS, Air bag, CD, 60,xxx KM.

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To Central

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Merlin Hotel

Satree Phuket School

Thung Ka Rd.

Damrong Rd.


540,000 THB

To Airport

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To Kao Rang


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Open: Monday to Saturday 08:00 – 17:30 : +66 (0)76 224632 81 C3 : +66 (0)76 216243 Email: Website:

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TOYOTA COROLLA ALTIS : 1.6 Litre, Air Condition, 4 Doors, 5 Seats


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Available to rent either long or short term.

Fully furnished as well as Internet and cable connections connectio available, private swimming pool and car park.


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

About the School

We aim to ensure the quality of our education by:

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

• • • • • • • • •

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

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

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

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Tuna Roll Parmesan and Tomato in two Textures, Oregano and Basil Salad 4 portions Ingredients



Fish • Akami tuna 320 gm • fresh oregano 40 gm • salt and pepper 20 gm

• ciabatta bread 60 gm • fresh oregano 15 gm


Marmalade • • • •

tomato 600 gm onion 350 gm garlic 45 gm water 280 gm

• sugar 60 gm • salt & pepper 35 gm • olive oil 100 gm

• Cut all ingredients in small dices (brunoise) • Sweat off in olive oil. Add the water. Cook until soft. • Add the sugar and rectify to proper jam consistency. Parmesan Cream

Parmesan Cream • Parmigiano Reggiano cheese 150 gm

• Cut the tuna in thin rectangles. Place on a baking paper. • Cut the bread the same way as the tuna. Place on a baking paper. • Freeze both.

• cream 100 gm • salt & pepper 15 gm

• Boil the cheese together with the cream. • When smooth, strain in a fine strainer. • Reserve in a hot place. Rolls

Salad • tomato 100 gm • Italian basil 90 gm

• fresh oregano 30 gm • salt & pepper 13 gm


Dressing • balsamic vinegar 18 gm • guérande salt 12 gm

• Shave some Parmesan on top of the bread. Add some oregano leaves, salt and pepper. Add a spoon of marmalade. Place the bread on top of the tuna and roll.

• olive oil 30 gm

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Spread some Parmesan Cream in the middle of the plate. Place the rolls nicely on it. Dress and mix the little salad. Cover the rolls with a little salad. Garnish with some Parmesan shavings.

About the Chef Sandro Aguilera Sandro Aguilera is an Executive Sous Chef at Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket. A native of Barcelona and widely travelled, Sandro served an internship in Spain’s world famous 3 Michelin stars Restaurant, El Bulli, before going on to cook in many well known restaurants, including a trio of Barcelona’s most revered Michelin starred restaurants - Comerc 24, El Cingle and Estany Clar, where he learned many of the skills and techniques he uses today. Always one to accept a challenge and add to his culinary expertise, Sandro accepted an invitation to work for several restaurants in Santiago, Chile where he was able to learn new ideas and techniques before returning to Spain to cook at the Estany Clar in Barcelona. Sandro’s constant desire to learn and improve aroused his interest in Thai cuisine and prompted him to take several courses in Escuela de Hosteleria Suan Dusit Rajabhat University of Bangkok and convinced him that there was great potential in the fusion of East and West. Prior to joining Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket he was Chef de Cuisine at 55 restaurant at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World. For more information, please contact: Suchitra Sirirak Assistant Public Relations Manager Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket Tel: +66 (0)76 201234. E mail:


Around Phuket Baan Rim Pa


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

Mediterranean/Pacific Rim

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

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

Taste Restaurant

63 B5

On Surin Beach, left from parking lot, 3 restaurants down

31 D1

80 E4


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.


Looking for a break from the tourist spots on Phuket’s west coast – and the best pizza on the island? Follow the locals to Salvatore’s, a rustic 'trattoria' in Phuket Town. Salvatore offers traditional Italian cuisine using only the finest fresh ingredients, such as linguini alla bottarga, sea bass in salt crust, gnocchi with fresh sausage and pizza baked in a wood-burning oven. Other specialties are created with local shellfish, like mouth-watering lobster ravioli and fettucini with crab. Start with the bruschetta, with delicately skinned tomatoes and fresh herbs and beef carpaccio with olive oil. The food is prepared under the careful eye of the Sardinian executive chef and owner, Salvatore Cossu, a fixture on Phuket’s restaurant scene for his cooking skills. He personally shops for the vegetables and fish in local markets. The bread is baked daily; the pastas and sausages are home-made.

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

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

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

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

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


75 C2

Near the circle and fresh market in Phuket Town

81 C5

Silverado erado rado 108/26 6m moo o 5, Chalerm Cha Chalerm-PrakietRor.9 m-PrakietR P Rass Rassada, Muang, g, Phu Phuket 83000 00 Tel: 076 304 076-612789 304385-6, 04385-6, 076-612 127 278 Mobile: 081 0333 60 607, 088 765 4478, 088 765 4479

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Branch 1: Domestic Chiangmai Airport Branch 2: On Bypass Rd., Phuket



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

Baan Yin Dee


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

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

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

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

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

Located on the water's edge on Rawai Beach Rd

123 D4

Muean Ngern Road south end of Patong

74 G5

Tastefully furnished and cozy atmosphere. Accommodation close to nature - either Chalong Bay View or Mountain View (with Big Buddha view). Relax in our swimming pool. It's easy to go to the famous beaches in the south of Phuket.

Phuket Jula Place 16/3, 16/6 moo 8, Chaofa East Road, Chalong, Muang, Phuket 83130 Khun Chanok Karndee +66 (0)81 979 6215, Khun Chularat Karndee +66 (0)81 790 3238 Tel. +66 (0)76 283007, +66 (0)76 282254 Fax. +66 (0)76 282254 110 Email:, G3

120 E4


Around Phuket Mom Tri's Kitchen


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.

99 B2


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… Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas, Kamala Cliff,

Magic Carpet & Curtain 121/3 M.4 Cherngtalay, near Laguna Thalang, Phuket 83110 Thailand

Mobile: +66 (0)81 956 3061 Tel: +66 (0)76 271110 34 H2

Open daily 11:30-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)89 727 0067, +66 (0)76 381159


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.

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. The pier of Chalong Bay (next to Kan Eang @pier),

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

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

Mom Tri's Villa Royale, Kata Noi

Plum Fine Dining / Vanilla Sky Mediterranean/Tapas Bar

110 G4

40 E5



Into the Sea

Modern Logical Cuisine

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.

Into the Sea, one of the restaurants at the Evason Phuket & Bon Island, established its reputation by offering modern Mediterranean cuisine and a stunning panoramic view over the Andaman Sea. Raising the bar higher, Into the Sea’s Modern Logical Cuisine showcases the latest innovations in the form of new creative interpretations of a cuisine that has both visual and textural appeal. The taste and a focus on fresh, wholesome, local ingredients are paramount. The wine program, created by our sommelier, Harry Haan, has been granted the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for three years 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 13:00-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 292526, +66 (0)76 284555

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

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.

Horizon Beach Resort, Patong and Karon Soi 2 next to Karon Football Stadium

75 B3

Evason Phuket & Bon Island, Rawai

124 H3,





Around Phuket Patong Seafood


Kantok Restaurant


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

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

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

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

The first thing that you will notice are the friendly staff. The smiles, the attentiveness and the helpfulness in making your choice are something you will appreciate and you will then know why many visitors and locals come back time and time again to enjoy this real taste of Thailand. Open daily 08:00-24:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 341244 Beach Rd, 200 metres north of Soi Bangla in Patong

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

75 B2

Burasari Patong Beach

75 B4

102 E5


The Siam Supper Club


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


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

26 G5

Kan Eang@pier

Fisherman Way Business Garden, Rawai

110 F5


Kan Eang, meaning feel at ease, invites you to unwind with the soothing sounds of the waves, enjoy a stunning view of Chalong Bay and savour freshly caught seafood, local Thai delights and selected Japanese dishes. Kan Eang@pier is more than a restaurant, it is a destination. Originally called Kan Eang 1, the name was changed after renovations. Kan Eang 1 with more than 30 years of preparing great seafood dishes had long been a favourite among both locals and visitors from around the world Kan Eang@pier is no different and continues the tradition of satisfying any palate with their selected fresh seafood and local specialties. Kan Eang@pier has the flexibility to cater for everything from intimate dinners to special events and large banquets. This restaurant with its friendly and attentive staff and seaside tables and chairs in an idyllic setting offers a relaxing and pleasant dining experience day or night. Enjoy a panoramic view of the yacht harbour and close islands. Open daily 10:30-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)83 173 1187, +66 (0)76 381212 The pier of Chalong Bay,

110 G4

110 F5


Around Phuket 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. 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 17:00-01:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 346271, +66 (0)76 680410 Past Novotel Resort after Sunset Resort on the beach side


Da Vinci


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

63 A3

Centre of Nai Harn on the road to Rawai

119 B6

People Profile

David Roberts David Roberts, CEO of Aedas International (architects) in Hong Kong and partner in DaVinci Ristorante Pizzeria in Nai Harn, explains how la dolce vita (the good life) is all in its design.

Where are you from? I was born in Wales, and then lived in Birmingham until the age of 14. During the 'winter of discontent' in England, with everyone on strike, my family moved to Tasmania, Australia. In 1988, working as an architect in Melbourne, I was offered a job opportunity in Hong Kong, where I remain. When did you first come to Phuket and what made you decide to stay on? I came to Phuket in 1992 to join the King's Cup sailing regatta with a bunch of Hong Kong guys and fell in love with it. For me it was the fresh air and natural beauty, not the nightlife. These days, I spend about one week a month here. You've recently built a villa in Phuket. What made you decide to build a villa and live here part-time? I'd been visiting Phuket often over the years and bought my first villa here in 2005. Five years ago I thought it was time to put some roots down, and began building a three-bedroom villa on one rai of land initially; we've since expanded the plot into four and a quarter rai. The villa is complete with a cinema and games room, wine cellar and infinity pool, while still under construction is a three-hole golf course designed by Jon Morrow of Red Mountain and a helipad with a 16-vehicle car park underneath. We've created my idea of what a home is all about. I'm very sociable and we now have an ideal place for entertaining my friends. Though we always see ourselves as having a base in the UK and my business is in Hong Kong, Phuket has become a part of my lifestyle. You're now a partner in DaVinci restaurant in Nai Harn. With your background in architecture, how and why did you get involved with a restaurant business? I'm an expert in restaurants having eaten in lots! My business partner Mark Norris had moved to Phuket, and his original plan was to develop a retirement village. Then, in 2009, we heard that DaVinci was up for sale. We saw its potential and brought in another partner, Jana Sasik, who manages the daily operations and whose husband Claudio – a chef with experience in Michelin-starred restaurants – provides a lot of guidance. It's exciting to build a business from the ground up, something I hadn't done for 20 years. DaVinci is evolving into more than just a restaurant. We're getting involved in lifestyle, leisure and real estate, and we're contemplating opening a second restaurant in Bangkok soon. We now have two yachts, a 39ft sailing yacht by Composite Catamarans and a 54' Manhattan Sunseeker, and have hosted regatta events. I believe there's a strong relationship between design and lifestyle; we provide the lifestyle for the design we create. What kind of car do you drive? Where to start! I love cars and I collect them. In Phuket, I have a Range Rover Sport, one of the launch models in Vesuvius Orange, of which there are only about 200 in the world. I also have a Toyota Hilux for practical purposes, a Honda Jazz that our house guests use, and a vintage mini Mayfair. I also have seven more cars in Hong Kong and the Philippines, including a Jaguar XJ, a Jaguar XK, a Mini Cooper, a Kia Sportage and a Toyota Fortuner. Our next car will be a Range Rover Evoque, a 'baby' Range Rover for my wife. I'm also proud to have on display at DaVinci the V10 Ferrari F1 engine used by Michael Schumacher for his win at the 2004 French Grand Prix, given to us by its designer.

What do you like most about living in Phuket? The air quality is fantastic and I like the climate all year round. Also, I feel connected here. We've become part of the local community through DaVinci. What's the hardest thing about living here? Going to the airport to leave! Do you have family here? My wife Leirife, who's from the Philippines, travels with me between here, Hong Kong, the UK and our other island home on Boracay. I have a 17-year-old son named Lloyd Frank Roberts who's at King's School, Canterbury in the UK. He says he wants to become an architect, too, so he may have to do something about his name! (Ed: Similar to famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright) I have a step-daughter, 18, at university in Melbourne and a step-son, 16, in the Philippines. I should also mention Molly the Shih Tzu 'lion dog', our only family member living fulltime in Phuket. We're planning to get two Dobermans soon, but we expect Molly to continue her reign over the villa after they arrive! Are you involved with any local community organisations or charities? I'm currently Chairman of the British Business Association of Phuket (BBAP). We aspire to become one of the premier organisations in Phuket providing the opportunity for informal and relaxed business networking with interesting speakers at events, as well as the opportunity to socialise and meet new friends. We've just relaunched the website and are keen to welcome new members of all nationalities. I also sponsor and support the education of two children through the Phuket Has Been Good to Us Foundation, and, through DaVinci, support a sailing programme for children at Ao Yon. DaVinci also donated a pontoon to the Ao Chalong Yacht Club earlier this year to improve accessibility to the club as part of our continuing support for the yachting community in Phuket.

For further information about DaVinci Ristorante Pizzeria Tel: +66 (0)76 289574 Website:


Open daily 9:00 – 20:00 hrs. Tel: +66 (0)76 381010-7 100 Vised Road, Moo 2, Rawai 83130 Email: Website:


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: 4,500 Baht Net/Person Six Senses Signature – Men’s Indulgence Herbal Steam & Sauna

30 min

Coconut Scrub

30 min

Oriental Massage

50 min

The essentials - Pedicure

30 min

The essentials - Manicure

30 min

Six Senses Signature – Ladies Pampering

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.


Herbal Steam & Sauna

30 min

Jojoba Scrub

30 min

Pink Clay Wrap

30 min

Holistic Massage

50 min

The essentials- Facial

30 min

Happy Hour 9am-1pm! Enjoy 20% discount off 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! 9:am-1pm Special Price Holistic, Oriental, Energizer 50 minutes Special Price 1,800 baht net (Normal Price: 3,000 baht) *treatments to be finished by 2 pm Spa local menu is available; please contact our reservation team at for more information. Reservation conditions: • Validity until 30th of November 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




To Nai Harn

To Kata & Karon

Phuket Seashell Muesuem

Evason Phuket & Bon Island


Chalong Circle

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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: Website:


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

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

Some treatments & packages at The Royal Spa

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

90 min

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

90 min

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

4 hrs

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

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

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

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

Pattaya Avarin Spa Managed by The Royal Spa

+66 (0)38 256555

Trad The Royal Spa Koh Chang Kacha Resort & Spa

+66 (0)39 551223



Bypass Rd.

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Tesco Lotus

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Open daily 09:00 – 22:00 hrs. Tel: +66 (0)76 263222, +66 (0)76 264533 5/10 Chaofa-West Rd., Thumbon Vichit, Muang, Phuket, Phuket 83100 Email: Website:


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.

Chilled out by the soothing background music, my mind was filled with a peaceful wellbeing as I enjoyed the warm traditional welcome (again from Sukko culture) of the ‘Flower Floating Ritual’ – similar to ‘Loy Kratong’, where the idea is to float away past stresses and wish for luck and joy from that moment on. A variety of 40 spa treatments – prepared by Sukko's certified Thai Herbalist and based on ancient Thai medical theory – is offered at Sukko, in packages lasting from 2 hours to 4 hours. Each package has a specific purpose and can be selected to suit your lifestyle or the way you feel on the day. These herbal recipes and procedures have been handed down through generations and are totally free of petrochemicals, synthetic perfumes or colouring. Some of the herbs and spices are grown in Sukko’s own herb garden and picked just for your treatment, ensuring they are as fresh as can be. I was pampered with the ‘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.


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

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.

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.

“The Best Spa In Southeast Asia”

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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:


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

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

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

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Photos of the bike tour and cars provided by Nicky's Handlebar Photos of the hotel & bar taken by Lana Willocks


Long before 'lifestyle design' concept came into vogue there was a group of people in Phuket, guys mostly, who were travelling a decidedly offbeat path to success. Alongside Phuket's growth into an international tourism destination, they built their lives and businesses around a love of living loud and fast with motors to match, assaulting the streets with their choppers, HarleyDavidsons, sports bikes and sexy cars. At the forefront of this big motor lifestyle design is Somnuek 'Nicky' Phonkaew, who has parlayed his passion for roaring engines into a thriving business that keeps stretching into ever more pockets of Phuket life. Starting out with a Patong biker bar more than a decade ago, he now runs a multi-faceted operation that includes a bikerthemed resort, Harley tours and rental, big bike repair and detailing, a private villa, and luxury sports car tours. Stepping into Nicky's Handlebar is like entering the headspace of a manly man in fantasy mode. The bar-restaurant is filled to the rafters with biker memorabilia from around the world, and the beer is served quickly and ice-cold. Tucked away behind the bar is a shop with some 20 Harleys and other gleaming big bikes, as well as a hot red Ferrari and yellow Lamborghini. Behind this is


the 27-room Handlebar Hotel, a vivid illustration of Nicky's quirky personality and motorhead aesthetic tastes: loads of colour, cheerful with a bit of grit. Big-bike elements are infused throughout the design, from the metal sun loungers made from gears to door handles of stainlesssteel motor parts and wrenches. The rooms are in steel-toned concrete with rustic teak ceilings, and a large biker-styled lighted logo at the head of the bed. Blue lighting glows from the bed's underside. There are no whips or chains to be seen, but they wouldn't look out of place here. Helping Nicky bring alive his vision of a motor dreamland was John Underwood, one of Phuket's top designers whose distinctive industrial style and elaborate lighting designs are seen in many top resorts and villas in the region. Nicky's also formed another unlikely creative partnership with his newest hire, Kevin Shortt from Ireland, who has joined the growing business as General Manager. Polished and clean-cut, looking less a biker than someone who's just stepped off the pages of GQ magazine, Kevin brings in some considerable hospitality experience, having worked for a number of five-star branded resorts around the world including Four Seasons, Banyan Tree and Le MĂŠridien.

Feature: Where Big Motor Lovers Play

Somnuek 'Nicky' Phonkaew

It seems that between Kevin's marketing skills and Nicky's extensive motor-lover network they won't have any trouble filling the rooms. Indeed, Nicky reveals that for Phuket Bike Week, an event that takes place every April during the Thai Songkran New Year's festival, his hotel is fully booked for the next five years. The hotel and bar are certainly great places to unwind, but the main attraction at Nicky's remains ... The Ride. Nicky runs his Harley tour with his cousin Jarod 'Kai' Rakton, who, though quieter and more reserved than Nicky, is probably the world's most cheerful biker. Both born in Phang Nga, they delight in taking groups of five to 13 riders on tours around the back roads and stunning scenery of their home province. There are few better ways to explore the Andaman region than on a Harley, squinting in the tropical sun while streaking past coconut trees and karsts, being part of a sparkling serpent of bikes rounding the curves, motors revved to the max. The day tour covers some 250 kilometres, starting in Patong and winding its way up Phuket's west coast, then over the bridge to Phang Nga. A lunch stop on a floating restaurant, a visit to a big glittering cave and scenic rides along coastal roads are among the highlights, but it's the camaraderie and thrill of chewing up miles of tarmac on a powerful, beautiful bike that make the tour especially memorable. Those wanting a longer ride can join the Ranong tour, a two-day adventure covering 900 kilometres.

Nicky's amazing and unlikely trip from rural Phang Nga to the bright lights of Patong has been taken firmly in the fast lane, but one wonders if, after more than 20 years of riding and married with a three-year-old daughter to care for, he might now be ready to mellow out. When asked, Nicky smiles slyly, whips out his iPhone and starts a video. Recording from the inside of his Lamborghini on a recent drive, the video camera is fixed on the speedometer as it zooms from 80 kilometres per hour to 100 to 150, and then climbs further and further up to a heart-stopping number well beyond 250kmh, the sound of the engine screaming in the background. Slowing down? Not quite yet. Nicky's big ride has only just begun.

Tours: Discover Phang Nga 1 Day • 7,500 THB (single rider) • 10,500 THB (rider + passenger) Ranong Explorer 2 Days • 17,000 THB (single rider) • 22,000 THB (rider + passenger) For more information Nicky's Handlebar 41 Rat-U-Thit 200 Year Rd., Patong Beach Tel: +66 (0)81 979 2264 (Nicky); +66 (0)89 866 9302 (Kai) Web:


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Complete organization provides clear view of the contents

Lighting Long Life : LEDs Have a long life of up to 50,000 hours. Fluorescent tubes are rated 10,000 to 15,000 hours and incandescent bulbs at 1,000 - 2,000 hours. Therefore LEDs have very long shelf life and frequent replacement of LEDs is not required.

The pantry consumes minimum space. Not an inch is wasted. The Dispensa Pull-Out-Pantry lets up to 100 kg softly glide out of the cabinet. It is easily mounted, requires no maintenance and can be cleaned without problems. You just can't fit more advantages into a cabinet!

Lower Power Consumption : LEDs consume much less power compared to conventional lighting methods. Light output of LEDs is ensured by our highest quality power supply module. Typically, 50% or more savings can be achieved by using LEDs.

Touch Control

Durable : LEDs have no filament which can be damaged with external shocks or vibrations. Filaments of fluorecent lamps and incandescent bulbs are fragile and can easily be damaged. Cool Light : In contrast to most light sources, LEDs radiate very little heat in the form of Infra Red Radiation that can cause damage to sensitive objects. Whatever little heat is generated is effectively dispersed by design of heat sinks of our light fittings Colour Effects : LED lighting is found in a wide variety of colours; LEDs do not need special colour lenses or filters to change colours. It saves lots of energy and cuts down tremendously on material cost, making them perfect for decorative purposes.

Simply automatic: No matter where you tap it - The Dispensa pantry unit opens automatically. A single, targeted tap activates the drive and the pantry unit glides smoothly and silently out of the cabinet. Safe (and childproof ) operation is thus guaranteed and unintentional opening is prevented. Simply straightforward: Installation is a snap. The TouchControl-Sensor is simply clipped onto the runner system and the space-saving electric motor placed next to it. All that is required of the furniture is an opening in the cabinet base for the electrical connection. This means it can be installed in any standard cabinet. Retrofitting is also possible. Simply convenient: Fully loaded or not - The Dispensa pantry unit will always slide smoothly and quietly out of the cabinet. The drive control reacts flexibly to different loadings. If the front has an additional handle, the drive will also support a pull-out movement.

Dispensa Perfect storage. The individually suspended and adjustable shelves make the Dispensa Pull-Out Pantry a flexible space miracle. In this manner, the high cabinet is fully utilized in width and height. This also creates space, order and overview. Thanks to the railing, everything remains visible, even on the top shelves and from the sides!

Foldaway bed Bettift Built-in Foldaway bed This is a built-in foldaway bed with a slatted frame, slat mounted in a flexible pocket with cushioning support, shoulder comfort zone with 5 central zone reinforcing slats and centre strap, continuously adjustable hardness degree regulation. LGA quality certificate. This product is supplied with gas filled struts for easy opening and closing, with automatic foot mechanism.

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


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

Household and home dĂŠcor items Floor and table lamps

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Our last article in the September edition of Shop WINDOW on Lifestyle Magazine explained that House Registration Books (“Tabiaan Baan”) or Blue Book (Thor. Ror. 14) and Yellow Book, for foreigners, (Thor. Ror. 13) should not be confused with an ownership document regarding a building. A House Registration Book is an official document issued by the government and is evidence of a household and of the registered address of the persons living in a building. It also contains information such as house location, house configuration and house number. It is not strictly necessary to have the name of the owner or foreign occupants in a House Registration Book.

of a particular scope of activity – commercial, residential, etc. The aims for the issuance of these two pieces of legislation have been for the sustainable development of land within Thailand and the protection of the natural environment affected by construction and development projects.

Evidence of the Ownership of a Building

Effect of a Construction Permit

Apart from condominiums, buildings in Thailand do not have an ownership title deed document. Evidence of ownership is proven by either a construction permit (the person named in the document is assumed to be the owner) or the official Thai language building sale agreement issued by the competent land office or by control of the land underneath a building, combined with occupation and exclusive use of that building subject to conditions and facts of use. Investors in real estate in Thailand should generally investigate and establish if the seller can show a construction permit or land office sale agreement. Unregistered houses or houses not built according to the construction permit carry a risk of being deemed to be illegally built unless the variations are verified and approved or fall within an area of discretion. Construction permits must not only be taken into account when investing in real estate in Thailand, but also when building a structure on a land plot or renovating an existing building. In every case where the structure of a building is modified it will be necessary to apply for a construction permit prior commencing the work. It is not possible for a lawyer to establish all the facts necessary to verify the appropriateness of a building, and an independent qualified surveyor should be commissioned to inspect the construction drawings to compare against the actual building.

If the application is approved and the construction permit issued by the sub-district administration organization the person who appears on the document is allowed to build a certain construction on a defined land plot. The beneficiary of the construction permit has the legal permission to build the structure according to the master construction plan presented with the application documents as long as the construction permit is in effect. The permit is no longer in effect if it is revoked by the competent authority or terminates through elapse of the relevant time period. The validity of a construction permit is between one and three years depending on the size of the construction project. There is the possibility for the applicant to renew the construction permit prior to the expiry date. Any renewals should be scruitinsed very carefully before being relied upon. The applicant has to keep in mind at any time that it has a duty to report the progress of the construction works to the sub-district administration organization and, if requested, schedule a site visit with the officers to let them inspect the construction site to confirm that the construction in progress is in line with the information given in the application for the construction permit.

Application for a Construction Permit

If after the review of application documents and the site visit the conclusion is that the documents are not sufficient to issue the construction permit the sub-district administration organization will deny the issuance of the permit and inform the applicant in writing with the reasons for the non-issuance.

The Authors of this article are Sebastian Künz, Senior Associate at Limcharoen Hughes & Glanville (Phuket) and Khun Chaisit, Associate at Limcharoen Hughes & Glanville (Phuket)

Generally a lease or owner of a building would not need to apply for a construction permit just to work on the interior of the building. A construction permit is needed if a person wishes to construct a building, modify it or move the building. The relevant law for the issuance of a construction permit is the Building Control Act. The Building Control Act deals with the rules and regulations for the appropriate procedure in the construction of property. Particularly, it enumerates the various applications needed for construction, building and restriction requirements and the corresponding penalties for failure to comply with such measures. The applicant of a construction permit has to submit the required application documents to the sub-district administration organisation (“Or Bor Tor”). Such application documents involve the land documents for the respective land plot, the construction master plan (construction drawings and specification) and the identity papers of the applicant or corporate documents in case of a company. Besides the review of the application documents the competent officer will visit the prospective construction side. The Thai authorities must issue the construction permit if the application does not violate Thai law. Besides the Building Control Act the bases for such review is the Town and City Planning Act. This Act deals with the varying use of land as determined by the zones within which they are located. It further prescribes the division of any parcel of land into various zones wherein each is the exclusive venue

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

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

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

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

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

ISS Facility Services Co., Ltd. 117/9 M.5 T. Ratsada, A. Muang, Phuket 83000 Tel: +66 (0)76 610315-6 Fax: +66 (0)76 610314 Mobile: +66 (0)83 505 6667 E-mail:, Website: 68 E2





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

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


Design & Construction

From 22 million Baht (â‚Ź500k).

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

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

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

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

Management Full estate management services are provided by CBRE.

Contacts Tel: +66 (0)76 271297, +66 (0)81 397 7253 Email:


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

Price Range The company can offer to the customer a variety of apartment sizes and prices Flower studio apartment start from 2.4m Baht and Butterfly apartment, from 1 to 2 bedrooms, start from 4.2m Baht.

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

one bedroom (some unit in open plan) with garden or balcony. Behind the bedroom is located the bathroom with shower toilet and sink. To access the first and second floor apartments there is a staircase leading to the covered gangway. The flower studio has sea-view or garden-view.


About The Designers


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@ has worked together with Thai architects SRYT ikon STUDIO ( to design the project. See www. for details of other projects undertaken.

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

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

Price Range Starting price from 4.99 Million Baht.

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

About the Developer

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

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

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

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

Privacy is complete once inside each compact Wings compound, where the elongated 17.6m x 8m arrangement offers a very spacious and functional living environment; separating the living area, bedroom and bathroom, but keeping them well lit with natural light.

Contacts Place & Space Co., Ltd. 100/1000 Moo 5, Rassada, Muang, Phuket 83000 Tel: +66 (0)83 595 5255, +66 (0)76 261999 Fax: +66 (0)76 261541 Email: Website:


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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)76 362333 Fax: +66 (0)76 362334-5 Email: Website:


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

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

About The Developers

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

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



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

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

Price Range

Contacts Laguna Property Centre, Canal Village 390/1, Moo 1, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110 Tel: +66 (0)76 362333 Fax: +66 (0)76 362334-5 Email: Website:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contacts Kata Rocks Co., Ltd Tel: +66 (0)76 284750 Email: Website:


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

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

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

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

Price Range Price start from 19.7 milion Baht.

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

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

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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: Websites:

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

Price Range Prices start from an affordable 5.8 million Baht.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Phase 1. All beach front villas are under construction. Villas delivered by August 2011 are available. Show unit available for inspection. Phase 2 Sea view villas available to purchase off plan. 30 year construction guarantee.

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

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

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

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

Contacts Sales Office Soi Friendship, Rawai Tel: +66 (0)89 588 1919, +66 (0)88 756 0382 Email: Website:

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

Price Range 16 sea view houses in a secure estate. Only 4 houses are available with 3 and 4 bedrooms on a 600 sqm built-up area and living area of 357 sqm. Prices range from 17.9 up to 19.9 million Baht.

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

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


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

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

Contacts Sales Office Soi Friendship, Rawai Tel: +66 (0)89 588 1919, +66 (0)88 756 0382 Email: Website:


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Location Located in a peaceful area only 30 metres from the beach front on the southern east coast. Set in a tropical landscape, the project is very close to various restaurants, shopping malls, daily fresh seafood market, international schools and one of the best beaches of the island, Nai Narn Beach. The project is located within walking distance to beach front resorts. Easy access to nearby islands with a wide choice of white sandy beaches and Chalong pier.

Price Range 8 houses in a secure estate, 30 metres from the beach. Last unit available. 2 bedrooms over 155 sqm built up and 132 sqm living space. Private and common 20m long pool. Price 8.5 million Baht.

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

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

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

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

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

Contacts Sales Office Soi Friendship, Rawai Tel: +66 (0)89 588 1919, +66 (0)88 756 0382 Email: Website:

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Discover the best solution for your floor or wall; both exterior and interior With showrooms in Phuket and Bangkok, our boutiques offer compact, unconfused displays, taking the "bazaar" out of the tile showroom and presenting you with an easy reference point for all your floor and wall solutions. In stock Italian porcelain tiles and the highest quality European certified porcelain tiles from China, providing superior materials for home and office renovations as well as larger commercial, residential and condominium projects. We offer a wide range of solutions to flooring requirements in pricing, whilst maintaining the same high standards of material performance and customer care. After sales services include the supply of accessories and machinery for installation and finishing, and care & maintenance products. Our Phuket showroom is not difficult to find. It is located in an easily accessible area of Cherng Talay, at Wana Park on Srisoonthorn Road, not more than 5 minutes from the Two Heroines Monument. Or if you are on a visit to Bangkok, drop by the showroom at Brighton Place

Our Services: • Supply of wide range of high quality tiles for both indoor and outdoor spaces. • Installation consulting • Tile cutting machines • Diamond Discs & Diamond Hand Pads • Spacer and Levelling Systems • Grouting machines • Care & Maintenance products For further information contact: Phuket: Wana Park, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherng Talay Tel: +66 (0)76 620168 Fax: +66 (0)76 620169 Bangkok: Brighton Place, Soi Soonvijay 6, Petchburi Road, Huay Kwang Tel: +66 (0)2 716 6216-8 Fax: +66 (0)2 716 6219 Web: Email: 35 A3


Moon Terraces 2

from 42m THB

from 2.9m THB


from 3.7m THB

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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Hillside Sea Views

from 2.9m THB

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



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NAIYANG : Set in a peaceful area, this 3 bedroom standard 2 storey home is set on 530 Sqm of land and in close proximity to Nai Yang Beach as well as the airport. A great buy if you are looking for an affordable property!

from 7.2m THB

NAITHON : Are you looking for a peaceful environment for you and your family? This lakeside development might be just for what you need! 1.8km from Naithon Beach, which is one of the most beautiful on the island. Don't miss out!

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WEST COAST : Oceanfront homes with lavishly high-quality finishing at only 5 minutes to town and at half the prices of whats on the west coast! Small beach access and boat mooring available... What more can you want?


7.5m THB

KAMALA : Located in a renowned residential area of Kamala. This housing project is set to be completed in April 2012. The building techniques and materials used are new technologies, as such, it is well worth a look at!

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Buena Vista Patong

from 18.9m THB

KATA : Here is an opportunity not to be missed! There is a 68 sqm 1 bedroom condo available for sale at only 100 metres from Kata Beach. Unique and at such a convenient location. With a little renovation, it's as good as new!

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

PATONG : Located on the southern hills of Patong and within an established residential compound, this brand new 7 unit development offers great sea views and high luxury at a decent price. Please ask for more information!

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PATONG : Located in the biggest mall of bustling Patong, our stands are located at each end of the complex and staff there will be sure to assist you as best they can. Schedule an appointment with them and we will come meet you.

KATA : Located on Kata Beach, our information centre allows you to have all your real estate related questions answered. Computers and Wifi has been made available free of charge, for your convenience.

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

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The Heights from 200,000 THB/month

The Heights from 100,000 THB/month


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 a few minutes drive to British International School. This is a fully furnished 3 bedroom pool villa. Long tern lease only.

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SURIN : 3 bedroom pool villa with modern furnishings, located in secured estate and just a few minutes walk to the beach. Long term rental available.


150,000 THB/month

KATHU : The house is quite large having 4 to 6 bedrooms, twin undercover car parking, separate maids room and store room as well as spacious garden and a beautiful view of Loch Palm Golf course.


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


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SURIN : Luxury seaview pool villa with complete modern facilites and daily maid service. Villa is also available for long term rentals at an affordable price.


80,000 THB/month

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

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KARON : 1 to 2 bedroom fully furnished apartment available for daily rentals and or long term stay. Facilities include swimming pool, fitness gym and club house. Secured estate.

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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.


90,000 THB/month

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

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

Istana Estate

from 4.2m US

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

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.


KATA : A fabulous 420 sqm duplex penthouse unit on the very top row of The Heights development is available for private resale. Incomparable views and comes with the coveted foreign freehold title

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80m THB

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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22m THB

KATA BEACH : One of a kind 3 bedroom duplex penthouse with private rooftop terrace and plunge pool. Fantastic Kata Beach seaviews. Great rental property and now priced to sell with motivated seller.

7.9m THB

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

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ROTAL PHUKET MARINA : This is a truly special 2 bedroom apartment available from the sought after sold out Phase 1 apartments at Royal Phuket Marina, Thailand's only 5-star marina development.

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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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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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KAMALA (L898) : 3 rai beachfront land with a 48 metre beach frontage. Located among luxury residential developments on Millionaire's Mile. Suitable for a small resort, beach club or restaurant. 30 year leasehold.

KATA : Stylish sea-view apartment nestled atop the hillside above Kata Beach, located within a gated community. Fully furnished, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Available for short and long-term rental.

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LAYAN : 3 bedroom villa in Layan with 380 sqm of usable area, en-suite bathrooms, spacious pool deck with ample space for a bar, cooking station & casual dining area.

LAGUNA (L867) : 1.29 rai land parcel for private residence, part of Laguna project and facing the Laguna golf course. Freehold/Chanote.

AO POR : 5 bedroom holiday residence ideal for couples and families. Set in a tranquil environment with spectacular sunrise views over the Phang Nga Bay on three sides.

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KAMALA : Beautifully appointed 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment on the Kamala headland. Spacious terrace overlooking the ocean. Facilities include a communal swimming pool and gym.

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PATONG : 1 to 3 bedroom sea view condominiums at Bluepoint located on a headland in South Patong. Units feature floor to ceiling windows for uninterrupted views.

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CHAO FAH WEST (L953) : 5.5 rai land located less than 10 minutes to Home Pro Village and 20 minutes to Tesco Lotus. Ideal for condominium developments. Freehold/Chanote.

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

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

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BANGTAO : A uniquely duplex condominium designed offering 3 bedrooms with private pool and tropical garden landscape sits on corner unit with land size 340 sqm. amidst lush tropical community. 24 hr. security provided.

Oriental Style Pool Villa

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

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

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


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Luxurious Grand Villa

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

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

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

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

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KAMALA : Situated at the water's edge, this spectacular 4-bedroom villa overlooks the breathtaking turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea and features steps to a natural shallow swimming enclave in the sea below.

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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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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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BANGTAO : A wonderful 4-bed pool villa set in a private gated community just outside Laguna. The property sits on a spacious 1,200 sqm plot boasting a large back garden that is unique in the development.


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

SURIN : Nestled against the slopes of Surin overlooking the Andaman, this tastefully furnished, classical Thai villa features a total of 5 bedrooms and beautiful teak-wood vaulted ceilings, floors, and finishings.


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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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PATONG : A 1-bedroom foreign freehold condo located in the heart of Patong, yet just two minutes from the beach. The cool and chic interior features modern and exciting finishings, stylish lighting and high-end music systems.

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

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British Business Association – Phuket, Monthly Dinner

Central Festival Phuket Celebrated Its 7th Anniversary

Central Festival Phuket celebrated 7th Anniversary with a “Christina Aguilar Concert" September 10th, 1st Floor, Lan Lom Central Festival Phuket.

(From left) David Roberts, chairman BBAP; Chris Hill and Nigel Beare

MY Lady Katalina Night @ Phuket Boat Lagoon Marina

Famous singing artists Christina Aguilar and Golf Pichaya

Castello de Banfi Wine Dinner @ Mare Restaurant (5th & 6th from left) Katarina Boner & Leif Boner, owners of M/Y Lady Katalina and models display clothing 'The Katalina Collection', following a tour of the motor yacht.

Monthly IBAP Meeting @ Full Moon Brew Work, Jungceylon

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Thrills without spills An experience that you will never forget!

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


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

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Nursery School comes out TOP! Established in 2007, Kiddies Home Nursery School has been awarded top rating for 2011 by the Phuket Provincial Authority, beating the island’s largest private educational establishments. Principal Preeyawan Srisivat, accepted the Trophy from Phuket Governer, Mr. Tri Augaradacha, on 31st August. She said, “This reflects the time and effort put into creating stimulating play and educational activities by our dedicated staff, together with the high standard of environment that we’ve created in our school.” Kiddies Home is conveniently situated in Rock Garden midway between Bypass and Airport Roads, is open from 6:30am to 7:30pm, seven days a week, catering for children between the ages of three months to five years.

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Things to Do in Phuket Phuket has plenty of choices when it comes to places to see and things to do. This month we’d like to offer you a guide to some activities which will give you an insight into Phuket’s cultural side, away from the usual tourist attractions. We hope that this may enhance your holiday experience and perhaps persuade you to return in the future. Try the Local Food. The island has a unique cuisine and both its entrées and desserts are a combination of local and Chinese cooking styles. International visitors shouldn’t miss the opportunity to sample the mouthwatering and unique offerings of Phuket’s kitchens. We have the inside track on toothsome dishes which will tempt your taste buds. Please allow us to offer a few examples: Dim Sum. TThis is a steamed dumpling, filled with a choice of every imaginable variety of sweet or sav savoury filling, sometimes accompanied by C Chinese herb chicken soup and condiments. cond K Kanom Jin Phuket. This is a vvermicelli-based dish served with a vvariety of curry sauces. Often eaten as breakfast, it comes with a range of fresh vegetables, boiled eggs, and curried fish mousse (Hor Mok). Mee Hok Kian. This is made with large yellow noodles similar to la Japanese Soba. Sob ba. Mee Mee Hok Hok Kian KKia ian n can can be b served serv with pork-bone soup and/or dried noodles. A delightful variety known as Mee Hok Kian Pak includes fried noodles, dl soup, egg, ffried d onions, porkk crackling kling and a choice of pork, fish or squid. Oh Aew. An unbeatable Phuket dessert which is made from jellied banana-flour mixed with boiled red beans, ice, and sweet red syrup. Oh Tao. Also known as Hoi Tod Hokgian. This is a fried oyster dish prepared with eggs, flour, bean sprouts and taro root. It’s a favouritee Phuket Phuket snack. snack.

View Antique Buildings.: A hundred years ago, Phuket City had a prosperous economy based on tin mining, and even back then was an international centre with a large expatriate community of Chinese and Europeans. They built beautiful homes in the style called Sino-Portuguese – terraced townhouses with narrow frontages and accommodations which stretch back from the road. The interiors often include walled gardens and fountains, and are beautifully furnished with antiques and Chinese inspired decorations. Rommanee Road is a fine example which has been fully restored. Visit Talang Road, Yaowarat Road and Dibuk Road. Nowadays, these streets in the Chinese quarter have transformed themselves into busy thoroughfares featuring antique shops, speciality restaurants and more. The Provincial Hall, the Phuket Courthouse and the town branch of the Siam City Bank are further examples of architecture from the past. All well worth a visit.

Join the Phuket Vegetarian Festival.: Phuket still has a large Chinese community, so the Phuket Vegetarian Festival is a major event on the island’s calendar. The festival occurs on the first day of the ninth month of the lunar calendar (usually around late September or early October). This year it runs from the September 27 - October 5. The festival mostly takes place within Phuket Town. Enjoy the amazing street processions which usually occur early morning around the town. At the same time, you can sample a wide range of vegetarian food. Many restaurants and stalls all over the island will fly yellow banners decorated with red script, proclaiming that they’re offering authentic vegetarian dishes. It’s all part of the festivities.

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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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Choosing a doctor Selecting your own doctor, rather than having one selected for you, is something that many people do not give much thought to. But with so much choice available, what makes a good selection and how can you make a more informed choice about who's going to treat you or your family.

First of all, are they qualified? All doctors in Thailand need to be certified by the Thai Medical Council to practice medicine. To become certified, doctors must complete six years of study and one year of internship, where they practice in a government hospital, before they graduate as a General Practitioner or more commonly named, a GP. If they graduate, they'll be given a license number and a certificate issued by the Thai Medical Council. Generally GPs must then pay back to the government over a three year, or longer, term when they work in the government health system. In reality, some GPs elect not to do this and pay a specified sum back to the government to be excluded from this requirement. Currently the amount is around 400,000 Baht per year, so if a doctor wants to go immediately into private practice after graduating, without working for

the government, it will cost him or her – or the hospital they're hoping to work for – over 1,200,000 Baht. General Practitioners can then become specialists, such as an Orthopedic Surgeon, Gynaecologist or a Pediatrician. This involves extra study and takes a minimum of three years. Once complete, the surgeon or pediatrician passes the final examination of the relevant Thailand Royal College and is issued another certificate to practice in their speciality. Some Thai doctors do their specialist training overseas, for example in America, where they can also become American Board Certified. In reality this means that they've passed the requirements to practice in their field within America. Most foreigners in Phuket will either go to one of the hospitals or to a private clinic if they become sick or injured. Hospitals have an advantage

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Useful info Choosing a doctor over clinics through the large number of doctors that are employed, giving you, the patient, more access to specialists. At the local clinic, the doctor may have only completed initial training, and may have little knowledge about other specialist areas. If you're being treated by a doctor, ask what qualifications they have. Better still, ask to see their certificates. Getting recommendations from friends or others on the island is also good advice, and possibly the best way to screen out some doctors who do not treat foreign patients to the level expected. Interestingly, foreigners have very different attitudes towards doctors than the Thais do. Being a doctor in Thailand is an esteemed profession, and many Thais look up to doctors as being ‘superior’. They generally accept what the doctor recommends for them, without questioning or requesting reasons why. Generally foreigners demand more from their doctor, ask more questions and are more informed about their illnesses. In fact, sometimes patients know more about their illness than their doctor! Some Thai doctors will not explain their diagnosis or give adequate information about the treatment they are prescribing. This is because they're not used to it, and their Thai patients do not require it. Foreigners do, and if your doctor does not give you an adequate explanation or take the time to satisfy your needs, select one that does. With so many doctors on the island there's a range of choices available and finding one that answers all your questions is essential.

active role in your health care can help you get the best care possible from your doctor. One way to do this is to improve your relationship with your doctor. Don't be afraid to speak up. It's important for you to let your doctor know if you don’t understand something. If you don’t ask questions, your doctor will think you understand everything he or she has told you. If you feel that your doctor is overprescribing medications, a common practice in Thailand, then complain. In summary, I recommend looking for a doctor who is rated to give quality care, has trained and is certified to meet your needs, takes steps to prevent illness, for example encouraging you to stop smoking or lose weight, and can treat you at the hospital or clinic of your choice. In addition, they encourage you to ask questions, they listen to you, explain thing clearly and − as you are the customer − they treat you with respect.

Many foreigners have developed a rapport with their doctor to the extent that afterhours telephone numbers are exchanged and the doctor is available for house calls and telephone consultations. Having this type of a relationship with your doctor and taking an

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

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