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Contents

SEPTEMBER 2011

Regulars Phuket Island map What's on : on & off Phuket (including the movies) Free Wi-Fi hot spots around town Social Phuket Legal matters : The blue and the yellow house registration book (“tabiaan baan”) in the kingdom of Thailand People profile : Richard Pope Property Matter : A look into the crystal ball Things to do in Phuket Health matters : Economy-class syndrome and deep vein thrombosis Useful telephone numbers

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Yachts & Yachting Boating Classifieds Yacht charters : Sunsail A winning formula : the award-winning 2011 Six Senses Phuket Raceweek Phuket tide tables : September - October 2011

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

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Cover photos: Top: Eva Beach by Eva Group Bottom: 8th Six Senses Phuket Raceweek an IMAGE asia event

Shopping, Dining & Leisure Franke Thailand 100 years celebrations held at Six Senses Phuket Raceweek 27 Palm House Primary School 30 Recipe : Andaman rainbow lobster 32 Dining around Phuket 33-39 Phuket’s Tourist police foreign volunteers 40 Helicam : Monk 47 Xtrem Aventures Phuket 76 Phuket Pool Tables 77 Phuket Cable Ski 79

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

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Land & Property (Sales / Rentals) ISS Facility Services : Cleaning service Tile -It : Phuket's quality tile boutique Häfele functionality for you Kata Rocks Alanna Yamu Karon Butterfly Resort Wings Green Hill Villas Banyan Tree Residences Laguna Village Vanich Bayfront Villa Anchan Villas 88 Land & Houses Phuket Eva Beach The Eva Vanilla Loch Palm Villas St. James Properties Tropical Homes Real Estate CBRE Twovillas READY Phuket.Net Real Estate Home Service Classified BMP H3 Digital Smart Homes

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Laguna Phuket Summer Family Festival Till 31 October @ Laguna Phuket

ACYC's 19th Birthday Party 17 September @ Ao Chalong Yacht Club (ACYC)

The four-month long event offers a daily Kidz Fun Zone programs, discounts on tours, spas and golf and is followed by casual evenings of family entertainment featuring a BBQ Beer Tent which will televise major international sports events including Wimbledon tennis and Formula One races. There will also be live music, quiz nights and other entertainment, including a bouncy castle for the little ones, evening Kidz Lounge with ageappropriate movies and a Festival Beer Tent for adults with Happy Hour bar prices and barbecue fare.

The Ao Chalong Yacht Club (ACYC) turns 19 this year! Come celebrate at this idyllic restaurant, bar and sailing club by the sea. A buffet, live music and entertainment in addition to other activities – sailing and land – for the whole family will be on offer to try and experience. Meet some old friends and make some new.

Tel: +66 (0)76 362300. Web: www.lagunaphuket.com/events/family-festival/ index.php.

RYA Day Skipper Course 12 - 17 September @ Ao Chalong Yacht Club (ACYC) The Day Skippers course is a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Theory course for anybody who wants to have a more advanced knowledge of navigation and seamanship. This course will be an asset if you are considering a career in the Marine Industry. Topics include the basics of seamanship, the essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage and position fixing. Contact: Mick Kealy, Tel: +66 (0)81 396 0785. Email: courses@ acyc-phuket. com. Web: www.acyc-phuket.com.

Sabang International Regatta 15 - 25 September @ Ao Chalong Yacht Club (ACYC) This rally-cum-regatta, starting at Ao Chalong, rally to Langkawi and racing from Langkawi to Sabang in northern Sumatra, is open to sail and power boats and is free to enter, and they’ll even pay your Indonesian Customs bond for you! Prizes include trophies and CASH!!! Tel: +66 (0)85 249 0823. Contact: Web: www.sabangregatta.com.

Tel: +66 (0)85 249 0823. Web: www.acyc-phuket.com.

Quiksilver Thailand Surf Competition 2011 21 - 24 September @ Patong & Kalim Beaches The third Quiksilver Thailand Surf Competition 2011 will include a surfing festival with free rock concert, fashion show and other fun activities. The venue is moving to Patong and Kalim Beaches from Kata Beach as it will become a much bigger event and a part of the international competition, the ASEAN Surfing Championship held in Thailand, Taiwan, Korea, Indonesia and Malaysia. Information and registration forms are available at Quiksilver Surf House Jungceylon and at RipCurl Shop at Jungceylon and Kata Beach. Web: www.thaisurfrider.com, www.quiksilverthailand.com.

North U. 2011 Asia Seminar Tour 25 September @ Ao Chalong Yacht Club (ACYC) North U is offering a seminar conducted by Director Bill Gladstone designed to improve your sailing performance. 'Sail Trim & Tactics' will help you solve sail trim problems and improve strategy, tactics and rules knowledge. The hours are from 1 to 5pm and the price is 750 baht pre-registered and 900 baht at the door. Four books and Cd's on tactics and trim are available individually or at the special discounted price of 2,250 Baht. Contact: Mia Gillow, Tel: +66 (0)8 8825 5415. Email mia@solidair.asia. Web: www.acyc-phuket.com.

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Regular Events Ao Chalong Yacht Club (ACYC) The Irish Times Series Race 2 is on the 4th and Race 3 on the 18th. All are welcome to sail, regardless of experience. Contact Scott, Tel: +66 (0)81 985 6879. Email: sduncanson@quantumsails.com. Web: www.acyc-phuket.com.

British Business Association – Phuket (BBAP) The Dinners are normally held on the first Wednesday of the month and the Pub Nights on the third Friday of the month both at 7pm, but Dinner is at Mom Tri’s Kitchen at Villa Royale ON Tuesday the 13th. Pub Night will be on the 23rd. Contact: Email: socialsec@bbap.org. Web: www.bbap.org.

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

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: info@lions-club-patong.org. Web: www.lions-club-patong.org.

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

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

Phuket International Women's Club (PIWC) Meet & Greet is Thursday the 8th at Starbucks, Central Festival; lunch at Thanyapura Sports Club TBA. Members 500, non members 650 baht. Contact: Carole, Tel: +66 (0)76 200730. Email: info@phuketiwc.com. Web: www.phuketiwc.com.

Phuket Youth Sailing Squadron Three Sundays see dinghy training with Race Series 1 on the 25th. Tel: Kathleen Gooch, +66 (0)85 215 9185 or Aey +66 (0)81 373 5447. Email: phuketyouthsailing@gmail.com. Web: www.phuketyouthsailing.org.

Free Computer Clinic

Entertainment – September Choices

Join ‘For Dummies’ author Woody Leonhard at his weekly Computer Clinic, Sundays from 10am to noon at the Sandwich Shoppes. The 4th in Patong; the 11th in Laguna; 18 and 25th in Chalong. Web: www.khunwoody.com.

Cowboy Night @ Two Chefs Kata Beach

Rotary Club of Patong Beach Monthly Dinner Out & Family Day is on Saturday the 3rd at Holiday Inn Resort Taksina Room (10th Anniversary Celebrations!). Weekly Meeting is 13, 20 and 27 at Aloha Villa Hotel, Patong. Web: www.rotarypatong.org.

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

Every Monday night from 6pm to 2am we are setting up a big buffet with inspiration from the Old West. With Francis & Ollie performing the live music, it can't be anything other than a success. You can't miss it. Contact: Two Chefs, Tel: +66 (0)76 284155. Email: kata@twochefs.com. Web: www.twochefs.com.

Mademoiselle Coco Party @ Luna Bar Luna Bar is hosting a Malibu event where guests can enjoy exclusive cocktails featuring Malibu liqueur at favourable prices. To kick off this promotion, there is a special “Mademoiselle Coco Party” on the full moon, in a beach environment. Contact Cherry, Tel: +66 (0)76 201234. Email: asstprcpbr@chr. co.th. Web: www.centarahotelsresorts.com/cpbr/cpbr_default.asp.

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Upcoming Movies

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

FRIGHT NIGHT

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(Horror) Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell and David Tennant

(Action, Comedy) Larry the Cable Guy, Owen Wilson, Michael Caine, John Turturro

Charlie Brewster finally has it all - he's running with the popular crowd and dating the hottest girl in high school. Trouble arrives when a stranger Jerry moves in next door. He seems like a great guy at first, but something's not right. After witnessing some activity, Charlie comes to the conclusion that Jerry is a vampire. Unable to convince anyone the truth, Charlie has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself.

Star racecar Lightning McQueen and the tow truck Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix. But the road to the championship is filled with detours when Mater gets caught up in an adventure of his own: international espionage. Mater finds himself torn between assisting Lightning McQueen in the race and towing the line in a secret mission orchestrated by British super spy Finn McMissile and the spy-in-training Holley Shiftwell.

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(Comedy) Rowan Atkinson, Gillian Anderson, Dominic West, Rosamund Pike, Daniel Kaluuya

(Horror, Action) Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan and Chris Carmack

In the years since MI7's top spy vanished off the grid, Johnny English has been honing his unique skills in a remote region of Asia. When his agency superiors learn of an attempt against the Chinese premier's life, they must hunt down the highly unorthodox agent. Johnny is back in action. With one shot at redemption, he must employ the latest in hi-tech gadgets to unravel a web of conspiracy that runs throughout the KGB, CIA and even MI-7.

At her family's lake island cabin, Sara and her friends are in their swimsuits for fun in the sun. But the party mood quickly evaporates when one stumbles from the lake with his arm torn off. The group have to get him to a hospital on the other side of the lake in a tiny speedboat. The friends discover the lake has been stocked with massive, flesh-eating sharks! Sara and the others struggle to fend off the sharks, stay alive and reach dry land.

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Sri Sajchanalai's Best Products Festival

OCTOBER 2011

1 - 30 September @ Sri Sajchanalai District Administration Office, Sukhothai

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

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Phuket Punchline Comedy Club, Holiday Inn Resort, Patong

3 - 4 September @ Nan River in front of Wat Tah Luang, Pichit

28 - 30

Activities include long-tail boat competitions, boat parade competition, beauty contests, and traditional performances. Contact: Pichit Provincial Administration Office, Tel: +66 (0)56 613465. Public Relations of Pichit, Tel: +66 (0)56 611611.

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

31 - 4 Nov

Miss International Queen 2011, The Tiffany Show Pattaya, Chon Buri

The event showcases an agricultural products competition, singers and dancers competition, rattan ball competition, OTOP products distribution, food stores, government and local booths etc. Contact: Tourism Authority of Thailand, Sukhothai office, Tel: +66 (0)55 616228-9. Long Tail Boat Competition for Royal Championship Cup of 2011, Pichit

Soft-Shell Crab and Shell Fish Festival

10 - 20 September @ Nong Khan Song Sub-district Administration Organization, Trat. Activities include local cooking contest, shell fish collecting competition and sea food available for sale. Contact: Nong Khan Song Sub-district Administration Organization, Tel. +66 (0)39 542443 ext 17.

NOVEMBER 2011 1–6

Phuket Thailand Open powered by PTT, Karon Beach, Phuket

11 September @ River Kwai Village Hotel, Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi

10 – 25

At the 30th running, The River Kwai Half Marathon is the oldest road race in Thailand. Entry Fees: Road Race 30 km at 1,100 baht. Half Marathon at 1,100 baht. Mini Marathon at 800 baht. Contact: Amazing Field Co., Ltd, Tel: +66 (0)2 277 6670-1. Email: info@amazingfield.org.

BOI Fair 2011, Impact Arena Muang Thong Thani, Nonthaburi

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

Thai Merit Making (Sat Thai) & Long Boat Racing Festival

23 – 26

Phuket International Sport Fishing 2011, Chalong Bay, Phuket

Activities include long boat racing, Buddhist prayers, recreational activities and musical performances. Contact: Sai Mun sub-district Administration Organization, Tel: +66 (0)37 322420. Web: www.tat8.com.

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8th Phuket International Soccer 7s Tournament, Phuket

Centennial Memorial Day of Koh Si Chang

26 -3 Dec

Mizuno River Kwai International Half Marathon 2011

12 September @ Thawi Phun Rangsan Temple, Ongkharak, Nakhon Nayok

19 - 20 September @ Phra Chuthathut Ratchatha,Koh Si Chang, Chonburi The festival includes worshipping King Rama V, Thai traditional outfit contest, art and cultural performances, and light and sound shows. Contact: Koh Si Chang Municipal District, Tel: +66 (0)38 216532

The 1st Thailand Team Amateur Championship, Hua Hin Times & dates of events are subject to change. Please contact the organiser for up-to-date information.

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

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IBAP Fair @ HomeWorks Phuket

Bhumin Jagota, Sales Manager of Jagota Brothers Trading Co., Ltd. in cooperation with Water Library recently hosted the Beef delicacies luncheon to introduce their premium delicacies product at Mare Italian restaurant in the Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket.

(From left) Travee Chantasit, Executive Chef of Kata Thani Phuket Beach Resort; Opas Damrongkul, Resort Resident Manager; Chef Sandro Aguilera; Chef Haikal Johari; Pattira Phuksawan, Marketing Manger of Water & Wine (Thailand) Co. Ltd. and Bhumin Jagota.

(From left) Olaf Duensing, IBAP Trustee; Paiboon Rinsakul, Marketing & Sales Manager Upper SouthAIS; David Roberts, Thanyapura Vice President; Lydia - Saranrat wisuttithada; Surang Thiplueporn, Marketing & Communications Manager, British International School Phuket and Mohd Fahmi Nordin, Tourism Malaysia Acting Director.

British Business Association – Phuket, monthly dinner On Wednesday 03 September 2011 - British Business Association – Phuket, monthly dinner at Mare Restaurant, Centara Grand Resort & Spa, Karon.

(From left) Napak Tiapetch; Nara Suthichanon, Executive Chef of Holiday Inn Resort Patong and Thiraphan Suttabusya, Kitchen Manager of Hard Rock Café.

DJ Phil Drummond at IndoChine Surin Beach Club

(From Left) Tatra Prasopmongkhon (Pat), Chris Hill, George Lindsay.

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(From Left) Niphatcha Wichainbun Web Marketing Executive for IMAGE asia with Suchitra Sirirak, Assistant Public Relations Manager of Centara Grand.

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Maddie Moodie Birthday Party and Summer Launch Party of NITE SHIFT Ken Koon Grand Opening

Trio living Phuket's Managing Director team (From left) Wiphasiri Wongaphiwatthanakul; Pirapong Suppipat; Pruttipong Kitkanjanas; Jintana Hongto; Minya Bunyaketu; Sarut Pongpairoj and Jitrin Jintaprecha.

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Feature Six Senses Phuket Raceweek 2011

A winning formula: the award-winning

Six Senses Phuket Raceweek While the top professional sailors in the world were gearing up for the first Act of the 34th America's Cup, Asia's best were in Phuket for the eighth Six Senses Phuket Raceweek. A four-day regatta off Phuket's East Coast, Six Senses Phuket Raceweek has become known for great sailing, professional on-water management and the best shoreside social scene bar none. The regatta was recently recognised as 'Best Asian Regatta Of The Year' at the 2011 Asia Boating Awards. The 2011 Six Senses Phuket Raceweek kicked off the 2011/12 Asian Yachting Grand Prix circuit and with a new point system and broader range of boat participation, it proved to be an opportunity for boats to get a jump on their competition. The regatta's consistent good winds brings sailors back year-after-year and word has spread, with participants coming from far and wide to take part. Double-Olympic gold-medal winner Shirley Robertson made an appearance in 2010 while this year the Regatta welcomed recordbreaking round-the-world yachtswoman Dee Caffari who crewed on Six Senses Niña, and Paul Larsen, who with the Vestas SailRocket is attempting to set the ‘Outright World Speed Sailing Record’ and skippered DaVinci in the Regatta.

“This is my first time in Phuket, first time in Thailand and first time in Asia. And I'm loving it,” commented Dee Caffari. “I'm loving the regatta, it's a really good atmosphere. It's great to see so many boats on the water. The sailors are happy, the resort is beautiful. We're getting in some great sailing and I’m enjoying the sight seeing as we sail around the islands.”

The Regatta's consistent good winds brings sailors back year-on-year and word has spread, now attracting the best in the region and beyond. True to form, the 2011 Six Senses Phuket Raceweek served up a mixed bag of challenging conditions that would test the skills of any sailor worldwide. Wind, rain, storms, lumpy and flat seas, white caps and shifting winds, all ensured participants remained on their toes throughout. The 'Grand Prix' IRC Racing Class proved to be competitive throughout the fleet. Local crews were joined by Jing Jing from Hong Kong, Team Premier – chartered by Neil Pryde – from Hong Kong, and the new Ker 40 in her first Asian Regatta, KukuKERchu, from Singapore. While Team Premier took the overall class win, the points disguised how close the racing really was, with Pryde winning by less than a minute on corrected time on a number of occasions, and five out of the eight-strong class scoring podium finishes during the series. In the end, Team Premier won IRC Racing from Jing Jing and Katsu, in second and third respectively.

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A winning formula

“I'm loving the regatta, it's a really good atmosphere. It's great to see so many boats on the water. The sailors are happy, the resort is beautiful.” Dee Caffari, round-the-world yachtswoman. In the IRC 2 class, the 1976 Sydney-Hobart race winner Piccolo showed no signs of her age, shaking off challenges from the rest of the class and winning five out of eight to be clear series class winner. A tough battle for second and third places saw team Royal Thai Navy 4 pip Team Sea Bees to second. The boats in IRC 3 class enjoyed a variety of short and longer passage races, testing the crew work over six races. The podium places came down to the last race resulting in a tie-score for second with Linda winning on countback from Dreamtime in third. Overall class win went to Phuket sailing stalwart Jim Ellis skippering Remington. The multihulls attended in number with 11 in total taking part, split into the one-design Firefly 850 Sport and Multihull Racing classes. In the Phuket-built Firefly class, the title went down to the last race of the series with Team Land and Houses taking a win and the overall series from Voodoo who put in their worst performance in the last race finishing fourth. Voodoo, however, managed to hold on to second overall from Twin Sharks in third. Multihull Racing had amongst the fleet two sailing 'celebrities' – Dee Caffari on Six Senses Niña and Paul Larsen on DaVinci. Dee Caffari, famous for being the first woman to have sailed single-handed and non-stop around the world in both directions, and the only woman to have sailed non-stop around the world three times, was learning the ropes on multihulls as her 'day job' is racing monohulls.

Overall Series results IRC Racing: Team Premier (15), Jing Jing (17), Katsu (17), KukuKERchu (22), Quantum Fusion M (36), Babe (37), Surf Patrol (50), Strongbow Baby Tonga (55). IRC 2: Piccolo (9), Royal Thai Navy 4 (17), Team Sea Bees (19), WDB Endeavour of Whitby (25), Ruby Tuesday (33), Tua Lek (39), Miss Salona II (47), Beaux Esprits (49). IRC 3: Remington (6), Linda (11), Dreamtime (11), Venture (19), Rambutan (25), Big A (31), Jhang Wah (33), Don't Think Twice (33), Little Eva (36). Multihull Racing: Sidewinder (9), DaVinci (12), Miss Saigon (18), Six Senses Nina (28), Shanghai Baby (31), Seekronghuk (42).

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Said Dee Caffari, “I'll be doing the Fastnet this summer. I'll be doing the 600 mile race on a trimaran, so Phuket Raceweek on a catamaran for me is a good warm up.” A learning curve it was, with Six Senses Niña making the podium only once and finishing fourth in the series overall. Paul Larsen and his crew fared better with a second overall behind the impressive sailing of local boat Sidewinder, with Miss Saigon in third. Six Senses Phuket Raceweek has actively supported classic yacht racing in the region and again this year attracted some stunning examples of a bygone era. At over 100 years old, Seraph, a former North Sea trawler and oldest boat in the38-strong fleet, put on her majestic best show on-thewater for participants and spectators alike, only to lose out after four races to another bygone beauty, Idiom. Famed for its shoreside social scene, the exclusive Evason Phuket & Bon Island resort, part of the Six Senses group, provided the perfect host venue. Two mid-regatta afternoon parties proved popular après-race gatherings, and were complemented by the spectacular Mount Gay Rum Opening Party, an offsite party at the famous DaVinci restaurant and the Gala Closing Party which saw the finest and fittest dancing til the early hours of Monday morning. Six Senses Phuket Raceweek turned on the glam on and off the water – professional on-water management, an onshore venue second-tonone, lavish parties, and challenging sailing conditions in some of the most scenic sailing grounds around, made for one of the best in the regatta's eight years and goes to further underline the Six Senses Phuket Raceweek’s position as 'Asia's Best Regatta'.

Sponsorship Sponsors are an integral part of the Regatta experience and essential to the Regatta's success. Six Senses Phuket Raceweek has led the way in Asia with professional sponsorship management, securing and retaining sponsorship from top international brands alongside island supporters and media partners, and delivering a tangible ROI to all. The 2011 Six Senses Phuket Raceweek Title Sponsor is Six Senses. Co-Sponsors include the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Franke (Thailand), Mount Gay Rum, QBE Insurance. Offsite party sponsor is DaVinci restaurant. Official Suppliers include Andaman Cabriolet by Composite Catamarans, Gybe, Hertz Rent a Car, Mont Clair, The Moorings, Movenpick Ice Cream, Nautica, Nivea Sun and Rodenstock. Media Partners include Asia Pacific Boating, Asia Spa, China Boating, Helm Superyacht Asia Pacific, Luxury Properties, MyPhuketInfo. com, The Nation, Phuket Gazette, PGTV, Prestige and SEA Yachting. Island Partners include ISS Security Services, Lee Marine, Phuket International Hospital, Topper Sails Phuket, and Island and Industry Partners include Phuket Boat Lagoon Marina, Electrical Marine, Sunsail and Quantum Sail Design Group.

Firefly 850 Sport: Team Land and Houses (11), Voodoo (13), Twin Sharks (17), Moto Inzi (25), The Frog (40). Classic Class: Idiom (3), Seraph (5).

For more general information, photo gallery, regatta history and results visit www.phuketraceweek.com Marketing support by Paul Poole (South East Asia) Co., Ltd

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PHUKET TIDE TABLES 2011 Ko Thaphao Noi (Phuket)

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Source: Hydrographic Department, Royal Thai Navy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Source: Hydrographic Department, Royal Thai Navy

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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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Franke Thailand 100 Years celebrations held at Six Senses Phuket Raceweek

Arnaud Brandt (right), Managing Director, Franke (Thailand) Co. Ltd., with Chef Faifoo (2nd right) and Chef Fang (centre) announcing the first ever 'Franke Yacht Chefs' Cooking Challenge'.

28 July 2011, PHUKET – Proud Co-Sponsor of the 2011 Six Senses Phuket Raceweek, leading kitchen appliance supplier Franke Kitchen Systems (Thailand), celebrated their worldwide 100-year anniversary by organising a VIP cocktail party and the 'Franke Yacht Chefs' Cooking Challenge', amongst other activities, at the award-winning regatta.

place was Ms. Saowapa Phumsombat who received 15,000 baht and a Franke oven FS 52 MXS (retail value 14,990 baht); and third place was won by Mr. Yongyut Yaowarin who received 10,000 baht and a Franke gas hob FCH 80 3G Glass (retail value 8,990 baht). Winners were presented their prizes at a lavish cocktail party that evening.

Held during Six Senses Phuket Raceweek at Evason Phuket & Bon Island, Franke (Thailand) hosted an exclusive cocktail party for the Island's leading architects, interior designers, real estate developers, clients and friends. All joined in the 100 year celebrations as Franke (Thailand) showcased their kitchen appliances and new product lines. The following day, Franke (Thailand) held the 'Franke Yacht Chefs' Cooking Challenge', a first for Thailand. A competition to test the culinary prowess of Yacht Chefs, prizes in excess of 100,000 baht were on offer. One hundred ingredients were divided amongst the chefs, each of whom had to cook a specific dish – a surprise announced just before the competition start – in the time allocated. Celebrity Thai Chefs, Chef Fang and Chef Faifoo from the well known Thai TV show “Krua INDY” on Channel 5, opened with a cooking demonstration and were on hand to assist with the judging. As the countdown clock timed out, dishes went to the judges for considering. After deliberation, the prizes were presented at an evening cocktail party at Evason Phuket & Bon Island, venue for the regatta and the competition.

Arnaud Brandt (3rd right), Managing Director, Franke (Thailand) Co. Ltd., with Chef Faifoo (2nd right) and Chef Fang (right) and the winners of the first ever 'Franke Yacht Chefs' Cooking Challenge'.

In first place was Mrs. Nantida Bosch who won 20,000 baht and a Franke induction hob PIN 320 (retail value 26,900 baht); second

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Recipe

Andaman Rainbow Lobster Ingredients • • • • •

1 Whole Phuket lobster 700 gm Tuna loin steak 150 gm Red & yellow peppers 20 gm Sun-dried tomatoes 20 gm Garlic 5gm

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White wine 50 ml Pernod 50 ml Lobster stock 200 gm Butter 10 gm Teriyaki sauce 50 ml

Preparation Step1: Chop the lobster then marinate in white wine, lemon and black pepper. Step 2: Marinate the tuna in the pernod and teriyaki sauce. Step 3: Slice the red & yellow peppers and put on a bamboo skewer with the tuna steak and tomatoes. Method Step 1: Baste the lobster with white wine, lemon and butter and grill until golden brown Step 2: Grill the tuna skewer and baste with teriyaki sauce. Cook until half done. Step 3: Lobster stock gravy. Boil the lobster stock in a pot, adding salt and pepper, fresh whipping cream and white wine. Cook until you get a thick sauce. Raita sauce • Plain yoghurt 20 gm • Red chili 2 gm • Fresh honey 10 ml

• Red curry paste 5 gm • Lemon juice 10 ml • Coriander 2 gm

Put all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk well.

Serving Cut the lobster in half. Spread some of the raita sauce and lobster stock gravy onto the dish. Place the tuna skewer in the middle of the plate between two halves of lobster, then top with the remaining raita sauce and lobster stock gravy. Decorate with spring onion (5 gm), black peppers, pink peppers, white peppers (1 gm), sundried tomatoes (10 gm) and lemon (1 wedge). A portion serves one person. Recommended wine to accompany this dish: Jacob Reserve Chardonnay (white wine).

About the Chef Weerawat Chottantikul Kee Resort & Spa Executive Chef Weerawat Chottantikul is a master of fusion with more than 30 years' experience combining flavours from around the world in some of the region's top hotels. Chef Weerawat honed his culinary creativity in international hotels such as the Holiday Inn in Pattaya, before moving to Phuket, where he transformed the menus of Amari Hotels & Resorts, Starwood Resorts at Le Meridian. He then spent two years cooking all over the Mediterranean as a cruise ship chef. Upon his return to dry land, Chef Weerawat spent time with Accor, before joining the Kee Resort & Spa, where his vast knowlegde of international dishes and passion for innovation in the kitchen gives guests unique, mouthwatering experiences.

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Around Phuket Baan Rim Pa

Thai

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

White Box

Mediterranean/Pacific Rim

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

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

Taste Restaurant

63 B5

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.

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

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Modern Logical Cuisine

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.

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

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Around Phuket The Royal Kitchen

Chinese (Cantonese)

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

Italian

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

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

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

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

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

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

Salvatore’s

75 C2

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

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Nikita’s

International

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

Baan Yin Dee

Fusion/International

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

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

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

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

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

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

Climax Restaurant

123 D4

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

74 G5

International

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

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Around Phuket Mom Tri's Kitchen

International

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

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VSET

The new chic modern resort Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas brings the sophisticated style of city living to the tropical beauty of Phuket Island. Cape Sienna awaits you in our two unique dining venues, both with outstanding service, fine cuisine and views to match. It’s chic! It’s modern! It’s hip! It’s laidback! It’s Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas. Plum Fine Dining Restaurant is a night time venue with a sophisticated yet intimate atmosphere. The food at PLUM is described best as “Mediterranean Fine Dining experience…down to earth”, a festival of flavours and tastes, rarely found nowadays. It is a hotel dining experience unlike any you've ever had with an emphasis strictly on fresh and organic products. Vanilla Sky Bar & Lounge – the pinnacle of the resort serves distinctive cocktails and interesting Tapas together with a breathtaking view of Kamala Bay. Stepping out on the terrace and slipping into one of the chairs will give you a sensation of having reached a small piece of heaven on earth. Come for the Cape Sienna experience and be surprised by the amazing location, delicious food, great drinks, good music and stunning view… Plum Fine Dining18-23 Closed Mon Vanilla Sky 17–00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 337300

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

Mom Tri's Villa Royale, Kata Noi

Plum Fine Dining / Vanilla Sky Mediterranean/Tapas Bar

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

Modern Western Cuisine

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

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Baluchi

Indian

Da Vinci

Italian

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Open daily 13:00-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 292526, +66 (0)76 284555 Horizon Beach Resort, Patong and Karon Soi 2 next to Karon Football Stadium www.wheretoeat-phuket.com

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

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Around Phuket Patong Seafood

International

Kantok Restaurant

Thai

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Siam Supper Club

International

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

Rossovivo Pizza Pasta Grill

Italian

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

Big wines. Fabulous food. Great music.

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

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

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

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

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Fisherman Way Business Garden, Rawai www.rossovivo.asia

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

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Feature: Phuket’s Tourist Police Foreign Volunteers…

"What exactly do you guys do?" A question frequently posed to foreign volunteers helping the Tourist Police Division of the Royal Thai Police in Phuket. The volunteer team currently comprises 40 foreign volunteers from 20 countries. Their language capability covers all the European languages, including Russian, most of the Indian sub-continent languages and more recently Arabic. The group includes some Thai nationals, and many of the foreign volunteers have Thai language skills, varying from fluencey to 'nit noi'. What do we do? Well, we handle many different scenarios involving tourists. Everyday brings something different, missing persons: assault, theft, help with completing police reports, accidents, people forgetting where they're staying, domestic disputes and of course the famous jet ski disputes. We have Tourist Assistant Centres at the Tourist Police Headquarters in Yarowat Road, Phuket Town; at Thaweewong (Beach) Road in Patong and the recently opened Centre at Chalong Circle. The HQ is open 24 hours, seven days a week while centres are open daily Monday to Saturday from 10:00am to 3:30pm. Out of centres' office hours, all it takes is a call to the 24-hour emergency response line 1155. We also help when dealing with local authorities, including the regular police, assisting with 'negotiations'. We can assist with disputes for repair costs after a rented vehicle is damaged, or between tourists and retailers or accommodation owners or travel agents, although this type of case usually requires the intervention of an officer of the regular Thai Tourist Police. We're also sometimes the first responder providing first aid to injured people, and we help people to get in contact with their embassies or consular officials. Perhaps our most visible activity is the evening patrols in Soi Bangla and adjacent streets in Patong. Our presence there offers reassurance to holidaymakers and we can often defuse situations that could have turned nasty. Our members come from many different backgrounds but all are commited to community service. Some of us have retired in Phuket, whilst others are in business here. Our backgrounds and experience vary and cover a broad spectrum including some who have been police officers, bakers, commandos, or emergency responders in our home countries. We pay for our own uniforms and equipment and receive no recompense for expenses incurred in the line of duty. We wear white shirts as we believe this is less intimidating than dark shirts. We believe our contribution to the tourist industry is appreciated by the vast majority, but there are always the few who doubt our motives and activities. To them we say, "Why don’t you visit one of our Assistance Centres, see for yourselves what we do – and meet some of the team."

Our rigorous selection process includes stringent interviews and background checks, while regular mandatory training programmes are conducted to cover every situation the volunteers might be involved in. We're often called out to assist the regular police on special occasions, including traffic control during royal visits. At the recent official opening of the Tourist Police HQ in Phuket Town some of our members took part in the flag display presentation and ceremony. Volunteers can also be found supporting charity events such as the Phuket Blues and Rock Festival and the tsunami fund raiser for Japan held at Da Vinci's. And most recently at Six Senses Phuket Raceweek in Rawai. We provide support and assistance at many of the Thai cultural celebrations, such as Loy Krathong, the Vegetarian festival and Songkran. Many of us find satisfaction in being able to assist tourists in a foreign country with a different language and cultural background, mostly when they are in a time of need. Often it's a simple matter of being able to communicate with someone in a language you speak who understands, empathizes and can help

you through what may be a difficult time. We also receive compliments and thanks from Thai nationals, having assisted them to resolve a problem. We never assume who is at fault and are aware that tourists do need policing. The official slogan of the Royal Thai Tourist Police is 'Your First Friend'. We try to live up to that by offering our services with a smile in even the most difficult cases. We receive no official funding and constantly need to replace worn equipment, furniture etc, as well as basic office supplies. If any readers feel they would like to support us, by donating something (not cash) to our group, please contact us via our web site, which also carries information on how to join us. Currently we are engaged in a high media profile boost to alert people to dangers, pitfalls and how to avoid them. Prevention is better than a cure! For more information Tel: 1155. www.phuket-tourist-police-volunteers.com

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

Spa

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

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50 min

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

Spa

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

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

Some treatments & packages at The Royal Spa

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

90 min

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

90 min

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

4 hrs

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

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

Spa

Sukko Cultural Spa Sukko means "Beyond Happiness". My first feeling when I stepped through the impressive gates of the Sukko spa was, "I’m in paradise". The Sukko staff are dressed beautifully in traditional Thai style and the spa design, influenced by the ancient Siamese capital, creates a haven of calm yet regal serenity. I felt I had left all my troubles behind. Sukko means "Beyond Happiness". My first feeling when I stepped through the impressive gates of the Sukko spa was, "I’m in paradise". The Sukko staff are dressed beautifully in traditional Thai style and the spa design, influenced by the ancient Siamese capital, creates a haven of calm yet regal serenity. I felt I had left all my troubles behind. Chilled out by the soothing background music, my mind was filled with a peaceful wellbeing as I enjoyed the warm traditional welcome (again from Sukko culture) of the ‘Flower Floating Ritual’ – similar to ‘Loy Kratong’, where the idea is to float away past stresses and wish for luck and joy from that moment on.

“The Best Spa In Southeast Asia”

Some treatments & packages at Sukko Spa Relaxing Pleasure

150 min

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

180 min

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

180 min

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

I was pampered with the ‘All-Soother’ package, a 2 1/2 hour experience that left me feeling relaxed and refreshed. This four-treatment combination began with 30 minutes in the steam room and the Jacuzzi, followed by a Thai Turmeric Body Scrub designed to soften your skin and awaken your senses. The scrub was followed by a traditional Thai massage, the pressure applied gently but firmly. "Is this pressure okay? Too strong? How are you feeling?" my therapist asked me from time to time. “Mmm… perfect…” were the only responses that seemed to suit how I felt. My last step, which came all too soon, was the Thai Herb Purifying Facial Treatment, using creams and herbs that left my face feeling smooth and glowing – and even looked good enough to eat! Sukko Spa’s restaurant, Suk Savoey Spa Cuisine, presents a unique concept: "Menu by Blood Types" and "Menu by Element". For those who want to exercise, the Suk Sanan Club provides a myriad of fitness opportunities, including ‘Rue Sri Dat Ton’ (the hermit self stretching), a traditional Thai exercise or, for something more strenuous, try ‘Muay Thai Chaiya’, a traditional and effective art of selfdefense. Parents who come to Sukko to relax can leave their kids at Suk Zon Kid's Club, where they will enjoy with a variety of fun yet safe activities. Sukko Spa, one of Phuket’s most luxurious spas, is located on Chaofa Road just 30 minutes from Phuket International Airport, 10 minutes from Phuket Town, 30 minutes from Kata or Karon Beach and 20 minutes from Patong Beach. It is creatively designed in a contemporary Thai style, set amongst 15 rai (6 acres) of luxuriously landscaped tropical forest.

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

Half Day

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

Location Kwang Rd.

A variety of 40 spa treatments – prepared by Sukko's certified Thai Herbalist and based on ancient Thai medical theory – is offered at Sukko, in packages lasting from 2 hours to 4 hours. Each package has a specific purpose and can be selected to suit your lifestyle or the way you feel on the day. These herbal recipes and procedures have been handed down through generations and are totally free of petrochemicals, synthetic perfumes or colouring. Some of the herbs and spices are grown in Sukko’s own herb garden and picked just for your treatment, ensuring they are as fresh as can be.

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

Spa

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

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

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

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To Rawai

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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

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Hafele, Germany has just launched its new generation of electronic access control product – Dialock. Hafele is the undisputed technological leader for touchless card access systems for hotels, hospitals, stores, office and even home applications. The new range of Dialock products now packs even more features and has been extended to include applications for lockers and furniture. Dialock’s transponder technology makes touchless opening and closing possible and provides optimum security, even if keys are lost. Dialock Hotel Combines maximum convenience and security for your guests at minimum cost and effort to the management. This is because access authorisations to the doors of your building can be conveniently granted and managed at the entrance. For each room, and also the main entrance, staff entrance, delivery entrances, side entrances and including the underground car park. Access authorisations are easy to program and can be flexibly adapted at any time. The use of Dialock does not end at the guest’s room door. All other doors can be integrated; the lockable room cabinet and the furniture safe, the underground garage entrance and the lift. Dialock also helps to save power as all power circuits are shut off when the room is unoccupied.

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Complex solutions can be implemented with network partners and software providers giving real Benefits to the hotels and office complexes Convenient: Central administration of access authorisations for guests, employees and external staff Secure: No unauthorised access is possible, since each key is unique Economical: Investment pays for itself within a short time as granting locking authorisations is done in a flexible way Low maintenance: Battery operated

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Can be retrofitted: Any time at all existing doors

Combines maximum convenience and security in the office at minimum cost and effort: This is because access authorisations to the doors of your company can be conveniently granted and managed. For every office, for community rooms, the main entrance, staff entrances, delivery entrances, side entrances and the underground car park. Access authorisations are easy to program and can be flexibly adapted at any time.

Expandable: Additional components can be added at any time Open for multi-applications: With integration of time recording, canteen with cashless payment, multi-storey car park all use a single key for a wide variety of applications.

Dialock Office opens up new service worlds. This starts with the convenient operating method. All you need to do to open the office door is hold the key card near the door lock. The door terminal detects whether the key has access authorisation.The office cabinet can therefore be opened just as easily and reliably as the safe. Access to office equipment can also be controlled.

Can be a key card or a physical key and has a master system which can separate different parts of the house with many doors. It is easy to maintain as it uses wireless technology and the mechanism is made from 304 stainless steel, which is resistant to corrosion and with the absence of wear, makes for easy maintenance.

Integrating other applications in the office building makes it possible to have “multi-applications” such as time recording, special privileges (temporary workers), parking area integration, cashless payments and canteen integration.

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THE BLUE AND THE YELLOW HOUSE REGISTRATION BOOK (“TABIAAN BAAN”) IN THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND

After a real estate transaction in Thailand is completed it is advisable for foreign investors to make sure that all of their legal rights in relation to the property are documented correctly. In many cases investors then notice that their rights regarding the land are documented on the respective Title Deed but in respect of their rights regarding the building their rights may not be as clear. For example, there may be confusion relating to the often cited ‘House Registration Book’ which often only shows the address of a property, and not the occupants, if the owners of the building are foreigners. The most common book is known as a ‘Blue Book’ and a book often forgotten about or not discussed, is the ‘Yellow Book’. This article provides some clarification on the ownership documents of a building, and the matter of the Blue Book and Yellow Book. Evidence of the Ownership of a Building The House Registration Book (“Tabiaan Baan”) is the official house or condominium identification and address registration book and it is not a legal ownership document to be used as an evidence for the legal rights with the building but an administrative document issued by the local Thai authorities giving the address of the house or condominium and it is the address registration book for the persons living in it. Certain obligations such as registering tenants apply under the Civil Registration Act. In case of a foreigner holding the interest in a building the House Registration Book can even be empty (Please see more detailed information below). It is normally the ‘head of the household’ or the ‘Jao Baan’ who is registered in such a book. A House Registration Book is often required as proof of address of a Thai person in official registration procedures such as transfer of ownership of a car at the Transport Department or the opening of a bank account or the establishment of a company at the Ministry of Commerce. Sometimes authorities and institutions will ask for the House Registration Book, forgetting or not being aware this is not always available to a foreigner. Foreigners can in such cases also show a letter of residence issued by the local immigration office instead of a House Registration Book, or a condominium unit title deed in combination with the House Registration Book. There are other alternatives, but no one solution fits all to every situation in which house or property occupation is required to be evidenced.

Blue Book. If a household comprises Thai and foreigners, then obtaining a Blue Book is of course easier than obtaining a Yellow Book. The House Registration Book is more commonly known as the Blue Book because of the blue color of the book itself. When people are talking about the Blue Book in Thailand it is meant the official document identifying the respective building and setting out the full address as described above. Usually, unless a foreigner has permanent residency in Thailand they should not be named in the Blue Book although instances of mistaken registration have been known to occur. It may be possible to be listed in a House Registration Book for foreigners in the Yellow Book. Having the Yellow Book may be useful for transactions where you need to prove your address but is not a necessary document for evidence of ownership, nor should it be accepted nor required as a condition of sale. However, it may be required in order to take advantage of tax reliefs relating to gains on the sale of your property when purchasing another property as having your name in the House Registration Book for not less than one year from the date of ownership of the property is one of the conditions that the law stipulates needs to be satisfied according to Ministerial Regulation on Tax Law No. 126, Section 2 Clause 62. CONCLUSION Neither the Blue Book nor the Yellow Book represent definitive ownership evidence of a building or structure for the person whose name is registered in. Instead or as a preference, ownership can be proven by an official Sale and Purchase Agreement executed at the land office between the seller and the purchaser. This matter can become more complicated, when the matter of newly built properties, the use of construction permits, and managed estates is considered, which will be covered in another article. The Authors of this article are Sebastian Künz, Senior Associate at Limcharoen Hughes & Glanville (Phuket) sebastian@limcharoen.com and Khun Chaisit, Associate at Limcharoen Hughes & Glanville (Phuket) chaisit@limcharoen.com

In contrary to the assumption of many foreign investors, developers and laypersons, the House Registration Book does not legally provide nor evidence actual ownership of a house, property or condominium. It cannot be used as proof of ownership, but as proof of address. The definitive proof of ownership, evidence of buildings or structures under Thai law, is made by reference to the official Sale and Purchase Agreement executed with the competent officer at the Land Office according to and as confirmed by the Thai Civil and Commercial Code, Section 456 the first sentence of which stipulates that ‘a sale of immovable property is void unless it is made in writing and registered by the competent official.’ The “Blue Book” and the “Yellow Book” The Thai law knows two different types of House Registration Books (“Tabiaan Baan”): • the Blue Book (Thor.Ror.14) usually for Thai nationals; and • the Yellow Book (Thor.Ror.13) for foreigners. A lot of confusions arise, as the authorities are often reluctant to issue Yellow Books, and often foreigners and their advisers may erroneously request the

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People Profile

Richard Pope Richard Pope, MD and developer of Kata Rocks, explains how stumbling upon a spectacular plot of land in south Phuket enticed him away from his big city lifestyle in London's Notting Hill.

Where are you from? I was born in Watford but home for me in the UK has been my house on an island in a marina development on the south coast and also Notting Hill, London, an area that was the focus of my property development business for 20 years before coming to Phuket.

What kind of car do you drive? Here, I drive a Toyota Fortuner – it has everything you need. I did have an Aston Martin DB9 back in the UK, which I loved but I’ve recently sold it because I’m living here. I would like to get another but probably not have it in Phuket as the roads would not really do it justice.

What made you decide to come and live in Phuket? I first came to Thailand in 1990, but my first visit to Phuket was for the King’s Cup Regatta in 2006. A friend of mine was involved in a property deal here and he showed me around. I then became interested in the island, everything that's happening here and its further potential going forward.

What do you like most about living in Phuket? I like the food, the beaches, the friendly people. The quality of life is very good. The unfortunate thing is that I’m working too hard at the moment, but I do see the light at the end of the tunnel. In about a year’s time I should be able to get at least my weekends back to enjoy myself.

Did you come here intending to set up a business? What changed your mind? Once I came here, I asked people to help me look around for some property. I was shown lots of sites that were just average. I was then taken to this amazing property in Kata where I’m now developing Kata Rocks. I probably wouldn’t have done anything here but the Kata Rocks site is so rare that I couldn’t let it pass. Can you tell us more about Kata Rocks? Kata Rocks is an exclusive residential project with 34 luxuriously oversized, waterfront apartments set on the headland between Kata and Kata Noi beaches. Construction is well underway and will be complete in the latter part of 2012. I’m proud to say that in 2010 we were named ‘Best Apartment in the World’ by the Bloomberg International Property Awards (BIPA), out of entries from 110 countries. We’re also the first project to win the BIPA’s ‘Best Apartment in Asia Pacific’ award two years in a row, the second of which we were awarded this May. Sales are going well and we’ve found that inquiries have shot up since the election in Thailand (on July 3). How does doing business in Phuket compare to back home? Both places can be frustrating for doing business, but in very different ways. In the UK, there are many rules and they are very rigid. Here, you may have to work a little harder to find out how to best get things done and who can help you get there. There are pros and cons to living and doing business anywhere, but I think the drawbacks here are a small price to pay for the quality of life I get in return.

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What's the most challenging thing about living here? Overcoming the language barrier, but I’ve surrounded myself with some great people here so that if I can’t understand something, they’ll explain it to me. Overall, however, life here is easier than in the UK, where there are all these underlying pressures and stresses that you’re often not even aware of. Here, there’s more of a focus on enjoying life and I look forward to doing more of that soon. What do you think the future holds for you? I’ll probably do at least one more development here and will also try to find more time for leisure things. I hope to spend half my time here in Phuket and the rest of the year in Monaco. I’ve got quite a few friends there and it’s a good base for visiting the French and Italian Rivieras, skiing, boating and, of course, for the F1 motor racing that I follow. Your management company for Kata Rocks is called Infinite Luxury. What does 'infinite luxury' mean to you and is it something that you aspire to having in your own life? Or have you already achieved this? Infinite Luxury implies limitless luxury, obviously, but the name was also inspired by the 35 infinity-edge swimming pools that we have at Kata Rocks, included in each one of our Sky Villas. As for infinite luxury in my own life, I don't think I have achieved that just yet, but thankfully I have a nice life so I'm certainly not complaining!

For further information about Kata Rocks Co., Ltd. Tel: +66 (0)76 284750 Website: katarocks.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ALANNA YAMU

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

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

Classification

Design & Construction

From 22 million Baht (â‚Ź500k).

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

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

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

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

Management Full estate management services are provided by CBRE.

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

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

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

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

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

Specification

About The Designers

Concept

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

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

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

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WINGS

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

Price Range Starting price from 4.99 Million Baht.

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

About the Developer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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BANYAN TREE RESIDENCES

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

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

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

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

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

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

Benefits

Management

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

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

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

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LAGUNA VILLAGE

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Design

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

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

About The Developers

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

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

Benefits

Management

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

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

Price Range

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

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VANICH BAYFRONT VILLA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ANCHAN VILLAS

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

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

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

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

Price Range Price start from 19.7 milion Baht.

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

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

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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: info@anchanvillas.com Websites: www.anchanvillas.com

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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) 7652 1888, +66 (0) 7638 3888 Fax: +66 (0) 7652 1555 Email: info@lhphuket.com Website: www.lhphuket.com

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EVA BEACH BY EVA GROUP

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Location

Design & Construction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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THE EVA BY EVA GROUP

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

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

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

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

Management

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

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

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

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VANILLA BY EVA GROUP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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LOCH PALM VILLAS

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

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

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

Separate maid accommodation has a bedroom, kitchen and inside dining and outside cooking and dining area. A separate maids entrance makes for convenient and unintrusive access.

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

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

Package Available with full freehold title under a Thai company.

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

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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

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

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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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Kata Beach Information Centre

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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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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.

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80,000 THB/month

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

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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.

Town Home

CHENGTALAY : 3 bedroom pool villa with modern design furnishings, internet and cable ready, secured, private and few meters drive to the nearest beach.

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

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

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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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80,000 THB/month

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

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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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The Heights from 100,000 THB/month

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The Heights from 200,000 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.

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60,000 THB/month

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

Bangtao

90,000 THB/month

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

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Waterfront Living

14.9m THB

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

Istana Estate

from 4.2m US

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

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The Heights Resale

21.5m THB

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

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Kata Noi Beachfront

21.5m THB

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

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

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

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Ocean View Villa

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

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KATA BEACH : 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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Absolute Beachfront

7.9m US

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

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Condominium from 8,000 THB/night

Beachfront Land

KAMALA : Secluded location with breathtaking sea views. Two levels, 3 bedrooms with en-suite bathroom. Spacious living area, open-plan kitchen, swimming pool and sunken deck. Perfect for vacation and residential use.

CAPE YAMU : Stunning brand new 3-bedroom condominium situated on Cape Yamu. The apartment features large terraces and a private swimming pool, comes fully furnished and also enjoys beautiful sunset views over the sea.

AO PO (L311) : 26 rai beachfront elevated hillside land facing Naka Island. 160 metre beach frontage. 5 min from Ao Po Pier. Freehold/ Chanote.

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

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Oceanfront Land

17m THB/rai

KAMALA (L621) :15 rai stunning ocean front site with great sun set views and great elevation. The site is suitable for high end residential development. Freehold/Nor Sor 3 Kor.

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KARON : Only 2 remaining units available. These well-appointed apartments offer ocean views and are a stone’s throw away from a 2.5 km long white sandy beach. 6% guaranteed yield for the first 3 years & hotel management.

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

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PALAI (L437) : 45.5 rai beachfront land with views of Chalong Bay. 280 metre beach frontage. 10 min to Homepro Village. Freehold/Chanote.

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LAYAN : Contemporary Balinese style villas are an ideal investment as a holiday home in the tropics as well as being an ideal place to stay. Offer a large private swimming pool and own private garden.

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BANGTAO : Rare opportunity to purchase a beachfront apartment in a compound close to the Amanpuri. Common swimming pool and landscaped gardens with direct access onto Bang Tao Beach. Some units have direct ocean views.

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CAPE PANWA : Unique villa at a secluded beachfront location. Two levels, with all three bedrooms on the lower level and the kitchen and living area on the upper level. Spacious balcony to enjoy the uninterrupted sunset views.

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170m THB (Total)

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Beachfront Land

18.5m THB (Total)

YAMU (L683) : 1.87 rai beachtfront land facing Phang Nga Bay. 33 m. beach frontage. Near Cape Yamu project, Freehold/Chanote.

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Thai Contemporary Villa 14.5m THB

Great Holiday Home

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

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

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Panoramic Seaview Villa

21m THB

Spacious Garden Villa

19.9m THB

Oriental Style Pool Villa

11.9m THB

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

4 Bedroom Condominium15.25m THB

Premium Holiday Investment12.54m THB

Private Pool Condominium 8.9m THB

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

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

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

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Extravagant Luxury

240m THB

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!

Bachelor Pad

Balinese Villa

25.5m THB

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

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29.65m THB

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.

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

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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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A Look into the Crystal Ball (or how a mature real estate agent predicts the future for Phuket)

As the market gradually recovers, and the second home buyer re-enters the market, what have we learned from the recession?

After an unprecedented boom in the global property market, and in particular the holiday home market, a period of re-adjustment is bound to take place. That's what we're seeing now. The lowest point came immediately after the boom reached its climax in mid 2008, after which property prices actually fell on Phuket. But we were fortunate by world standards; we were the last to feel the fallout from the global meltdown and one of the first to witness a recovery, albeit a gradual one. In real terms, prices fell by a small margin but if you factored in the relative strength of the Thai baht many sellers were still making comfortable gains against prices they paid as recently as one year earlier. Prices of prime and superbly located property have returned to prerecession levels, while less desirable properties are taking longer to move and incentives or discounts usually have to be offered to make sales. It's still a buyers’ market and there are sufficient numbers of motivated sellers around to make finding a genuine bargain a real possibility, especially if you're prepared to be flexible about what property you want to buy. We're certainly seeing the return of our 'bread and butter', the west coast condo buyer, although the demographics of the buyer profile have changed: fewer UK-based Brits and Eurozone buyers, but plenty of Singapore, Hong Kong and China based ex-pats, Australians and a pot pouri of other nationalities. Though it's widely rumoured Russians are making sizeable inroads into the market, I and many of my colleagues in the business are yet to see them in significant numbers. Perhaps this is because they mainly go to Russian agents or simply that they only buy a certain type of property and therefore the figures are distorted.

of the buyers of low end properties (less than 4 million baht), particularly in Pattaya, where there's a surplus of this type of property. The region is, of course, very strong. Singapore and Hong Kong are booming, prime Vietnam property is, for some reason, almost on a par with Phuket prices, and Malaysian hotspots are performing well but so are their economies – in fact, far outperforming the west. Can this growth be sustained? Most pundits, and I don’t mean supreme optimists, believe so and I'm one of them. It’s not a game of roulette either; the ball is weighted favourably towards the east and Phuket is ideally positioned to take full advantage of the fantastic growth expected of the region. With two thirds of the world’s population within seven hours flight and eager to sample the good things in life – luxuries which the westerners have enjoyed for decades – how can it fail? Phuket is no Dubai, fuelled by speculation in an unhospitable climate and environment which, until relatively recently, was seen as a rotten posting for which huge salaries were paid. No, Phuket has always been the ultimate paradise island, often the preferred escape for Dubai ex-pats with which few locations can compete. Its future is a guaranteed success! I first came here as a tourist almost 20 years ago and decided to make it my second home eight years ago. I've lived here since 2005 and I can’t see much to lure me away – and I'm no stranger to luxury destinations. Sometimes I miss cold weather, but a couple of weeks in the English winter soon cures me. And a cure is exactly what Phuket is to many, its climate and environment, coupled with excellent medical facilities, makes it the ideal retirement destination and whilst many Europeans have known this for years the north eastern countries are only now discovering it. It’s not a case of whether Phuket can sustain its growth in the future, but how can it not?

Wealthy Russians are certainly buying some of the very high end villas on the island, witness the recent sale of a luxury villa at a price in the region of USD 24 million – an amazing figure by any standards – but compared to an average sale of say 10 to 15 million baht, this would certainly take a big, and therefore disproportionate, slice out of any pie (chart). Ironically Russians do make up a sizeable percentage

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

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Phromthep Cape (Laem Phromthep): This is the most popular and largest of all the view points. The area has been developed to offer extensive views over the sea and there are walking paths from the cliffs to the water's edge for the adventurous. The sunsets are absolutely breathtaking and never the same two days running. If you are romantically inclined this is the place to come in the evenings and hold hands as the setting sun paints the evening skies in towering kaleidoscopes of light and shade. On top of Promthep Cape is a very pretty structure, the Kanchanaphisek Lighthouse which doubles as a museum. It was constructed in 1996. If you want to check the times of sunsets, ring the Phuket Meteorological & Radio Station on +66 (0)76 211494. How to get there: Phromthep Cape is a headland on the extreme southern end of Phuket about 19 kilometres from Phuket City. You can drive there via Chalong Junction along Highway 4024 to Rawai Beach, and then follow the signs for 2 kilometres.

Windmill View Point: As the name would suggest this hilltop boasts a modern windmill – the only one on the island. It can be found on the south of Phuket between Nai Harn and Promthep. This isolated spot offers superb views of the tiny Ya Nui Beach and the main Nai Harn Beach. There are always boats moored off both beaches and in December the anchorages really come alive as the Phuket King's Cup Regatta gets under way. How to get there: Drive from Nai Harn Beach towards the highest hilltop and take the first road on the right. You will spot the windmill on your right hand side.

Khao Kad 360° Viewpoint: Khao Kad offers wonderful views of the Andaman Sea beaches and neighbouring islands from a different perspective – from Cape Panwa in Vichit district. Sunsets are on a par with Promthep. Visitors are faced with a stiff climb up 138 steps. Once there the fresh breezes and tranquil surroundings are a sufficient reward. The viewpoint has good parking facilities and services.

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How to get there: Take Sakdidet Road as far as Baan Muang Thong (Muang Thong Village) or follow the signs to Makham Bay and turn right just before arriving at Panwa Cape. The turning is well signposted.

Rang Hill: Rang Hill lies to the northwest of Phuket City. The hilltop has been landscaped into a park and fitness facilities are offered. A winding treelined road takes you right to the summit where a sala offers shade during the day. Once there you can enjoy views of the city and beaches on the south and southwest of the island. Try a visit at night when the lights of the city are like a million diamonds scattered on night blue silk. How to get there: Normal saloon cars can make the climb up Rang Hill. From the Phuket Administration Office Intersection take the road to Patong and after 500 metres turn right. From then on, there is only one road.

Big Buddha Mountain (Khao Nakkerd): This is believed to be the highest point in Phuket and the huge Buddha image (still under construction), dominates the surrounding landscape. The development is set in a beautiful forest area and is designated as a national park. The site offers numerous images and statues of our Lord Buddha and Kuan Im-the Chinese Goddess of Mercy. These have been contributed by royal patrons and other senior personages. You are encouraged to make a donation towards the completion of the construction. The hill offers 360 degree panoramic views of the island and the sea. On a clear day you can see the Phi Phi Islands in the distance. How to get there: From Wat Chalong, drive towards Chalong and turn right at Soi Yodsane. Follow this road for six kilometres. Don't be afraid of losing the way. The route is marked by yellow flags bearing the symbol of a wheel from Buddha's first sermon.

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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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Economy-Class Syndrome and Deep Vein Thrombosis I spend a lot of time flying in cramped economy-class seating. Many people ask me about economy-class syndrome or to use its proper name, deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Anyone can get economy-class syndrome; you don’t need to be in economyclass at all. People in business and first-class have also developed it, because it’s related to low cabin pressure, low humidity and dehydration. Relative humidity is 20 to 25% in the Arabian deserts, while optimum comfort is found at around 50% humidity. In-flight cabin humidity gradually falls on long-distance flights and in many cases can get as low as one per cent. That’s pretty dry and is also the reason why people don’t urinate much on a long flight, unless they’ve drunk plenty of liquids. This low humidity causes thicker blood and vein constriction because of dehydration, which combined with a slower heart rate and reduced cabin pressure, can cause blood to pool in the legs. Couple this with the effects of gravity and lack of exercise, and the result can be a DVT. You can also get DVT’s from prolonged train or car travel, so it’s more common than was initially thought. London’s Heathrow airport has reported one passenger death a month. In Australia, a law firm has filed 1,000 DVT claims against six airlines in one year. Narita airport’s

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hours, you’re at risk. The risk increases if you’re obese or tall. Smokers and anyone with a history of leg clots or recent leg or pelvic surgery, are also more prone to developing a DVT, as are the elderly. If you’ve got varicose veins or a history of venous problems, the chances of developing a DVT continue to escalate.

give you a shot of Heparin before the flight. Heparin is an anticoagulant which stops the blood from clotting. Researchers also recommend wearing compression stockings, particularly for those at risk. These garments, which help put pressure on the leg muscles and assist in returning blood to the heart have been shown to help minimise the risk significantly.

If you’re planning to travel and your legs are going to be cramped, do the exercises. Those funny cartoons that are shown with the little man or the air hostess stretching their legs will get you started. Better still, get up out of your seat and walk around for a few minutes every hour. When flying, drink lots of liquids to avoid dehydration, which causes the blood to thicken and the vessels to constrict. Avoid alcohol and coffee, as this will contribute to the dehydration.

Usually, the development of a DVT will not be obvious. There may be pain and warmth in the lower legs or a prickly sensation in the legs. Swelling of the feet or legs may occur, but this happens with most people on long flights who are sedentary. Swelling of the legs, feet and ankles can be a normal response to the low humidity, dehydration, and just being inactive for a long period of time. If you develop shortness of breath during, or up to a week after a flight, this could be an indication that a clot has moved to the lungs and a pulmonary embolism has developed. If shortness of breath occurs, don’t delay seeking emergency medical assistance.

You can also take an aspirin before the flight and every six hours during the flight. If you’ve multiple risk factors, discuss this with your doctor, who may

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

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