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Full facility Looks like the hotel, swimming pool, fitness, sauna, restaurant & bar, deck swimming pool, security 24 hr

www.seaandskyphuket.com Special Finance Terms available from

LH BANK LAND & HOUSE BANK

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Sales: 5/2 Patak Soi 12, Karon, Muang, Phuket Phone: +66 76 396 308, +66 86 282 3355 Email: info@seaandskyphuket.com


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Panoramic Seaview Condominium KATA BEACH, PHUKET

Location:

Space:

The View is built in an exclusive hillside, located in Kata beach with stunning views of the three beaches; Karon, Kata and Kata Noi. Nestled atop the hillside above Kata, just a short drive from the white sandy beaches and charming sea-side village of Kata, The View showcases stunning views of the Andaman Sea. The location of The View is very convenient for a couple or a family, still looking for a secure surroundings yet with many services available in the area

We have managed to get one of the best locations available in the entire area. Our team is highly delighted to design and construct on this island and it will be without doubt a world class condominium.

Our 53 sea view apartments range from 1 Bedroom of 116 Sq. m. to 6 Bedroom Penthouse of 674 Sq.m. The really affordable price (compared to the market), start at 11.5 million Baht.

Concept: • The Ocean Wave Concept • Outstanding Design Points • Unique Design Theme combines architecture, interiors and landscape for maximum impact • Stunning Panoramic Views from all the units of the sparkling Andaman Sea with refreshing ocean breezes • Spacious interiors with Penthouse width of 28 m. and 3 Bedroom Suite width of 14 m. • Twin Cluster Buildings ensure enhanced views and greater privacy • Curved Roofs to stay in perfect harmony with the curving ocean coastline • High Ceilings for an open, airy, calming space • Hidden Columns in keeping with minimum obstruction of the sweeping ocean views • Inviting Pools 1.2m. deep for serious swimming or just casual relaxing • Nearly Stepped Buildings hug the tropically landscaped grounds and green areas • Soothing Waterfalls cascade throught the manicured grounds to delight the senses

We as developers are proud to launch this other project. We have extensive experience in many fields and our subcontractors are all well known, and the final result will be at the high end of developments on the island. Our team excels at their job, for them it is a lifestyle to construct attractive, functional and long lasting buildings which are a delight to live in. We combine vision with culture and advanced building methods. Our team has managed to design large open terraces, expansive living areas, and beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces, which combine the modern Asian and European design ideas.

Management: Our management teams have completed many 5 star projects. Our management team will be your guarantee for the construction quality and that the project will complete on time. The main contractor is DCM Solution, one of the most reputable in Phuket.

Contacts Us:

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Sales Office at 29/17-18 Moo 5, Rawai Sub-District, Phuket Thailand 83130 +66 (0) 81 6666622 +66 (0) 83 6914028 +66 (0) 87 878988647 Tel/Fax. 076 381 488 www.theviewphuket.com info@theviewphuket.com

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Kata Beach

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Regulars Phuket Island map What's on: on & off Phuket (including the movies) Word of mouth People profile: TAT Director, Chanchai Doungjit Social Phuket Phuket Island romance Legal matters: Renting property in Thailand Things to do in Phuket Business profile: Adisorn Vivakanond Useful telephone numbers

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Cars, Yachts & Yachting Car sales: Sure Motors DaVinci Yacht Charters Andaman Boat Sales & Service Sunsail yacht charters & sales Cholamark Boat Phuket tide tables: February – March 2013

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Shopping, Dining & Leisure Helicam: Film and photos of the Asia Super Yacht Rendezvous Recipe: Crabmeat & Soft Shell Crab Salad Dining around Phuket

Cover photos: Top: Flying Hanuman Bottom: Lee Marine Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 469

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Spas, Health & Beauty Hair Studio 9 Lemongrass House The Royal Spa Oasis Spa Sukko Spa Atmanjai Wellness Spa

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Land & Property (Sales / Rentals / Services) ISS Facility Services: Pest control and landscaping BMP: Custom designed furniture Tile-It: Phuket's quality tile boutique The Charm Residences Vista del Mar Phuket Wings The Eva by Eva Group Eva Beach by Eva Group Kata Rocks Anchan Villas 88 Land & Houses Phuket Karon Butterfly Resort The Aspasia Phuket The Accenta Phuket Myphuketproperties St. James Properties Phuket Consult The Lake House Phuket Plunge Tropic Villas HĂ„FELE: Kitchtn equipment Zcape X2 Condominium

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WHAT'S ON

in Phuket The Bay Regatta •

New Year •

30 January - 3 February @ Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi Formerly the 'Phang Nga Bay Regatta', The Bay Regatta sails through Phuket, Phang Nga and Krabi showcasing some of the most stunning maritime scenery in the world. Now in its 16th year and organised by Ao Chalong Yacht Club (ACYC), this popular regatta sees 40 to 50 yachts participate every year for fun racing and parties.

10 February 2013 @ Phuket Town Chinese New Year. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Phuket office and Phuket City are organising annual Chinese New Year celebrations at the public park next to the TAT office on Phuket Road with colourful shows including a dragon dance from China. Contact: TAT, +66 76 212213.

The Bay Regatta is popular with diehard cruisers as well as racers because, uniquely, it moves 'home' every night, with most crews living aboard their yachts − although shoreside accommodation is available in all stopovers for those whose 'comfort' needs are paramount. Contact: Mick Kealy, +66 89 875 0064. mick.kealy@acyc.asia www.acyc.asia/regattas/the-bay-regatta.

Fair •

Arts Fest •

Old Phuket Town Festival •

3-4 February 2013 @ Mom Tri's Villa Royale,Phuket Baan Kata Arts Fest at Mom Tri's Villa Royale. On February 3 there will be an opening exhibition of paintings by Mom Tri Devakul at the VR Gallery, and on February 4 ML Usni Pramoj and his ensemble will perform a classical music concert at Villa Royale. Tickets for the concert are 500 baht each. Contact: Sylvie, +66 76 3335368. www.momtriphuket.com.

Soccer Tournament • 9-10 February 2013 @ Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club PSS International Tournament. Teams from all over Asia are participating in the 3rd annual Phuket Soccer Schools International Tournament. Contact: Martin Hill, +66 76 336000 ext 5055. www.thanyapura.com.

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13-20 February @ Chalong Temple Wat Chalong Fair 2013. Wat Chalong (or Chalong Temple) Fair is probably the biggest of all temple fairs on the island. The fair lasts seven days each year and is a colourful, crowded, aromatic, noisy but fascinating spectacle.

15-17 February 2013 @ Old Town on Thalang, Krabi and Phuket Roads The popular Old Phuket Town Festival is held at the heart of the Old Town on Thalang, Krabi and Phuket Roads and along the famous Soi Rommanee. Thalang Road and Soi Rommanee will be converted into walking streets during the festival. Expect colourful entertainment including a Phuket Baba Light Show, a rickshaw tour around the streets, cultural parades, Chinese opera performances, Chinese folk dancing troupes and more. Activities start from about 3pm til midnight each day.

Fishing Tournament • 19-21 February 2013 @ Similan Islands, Rawai Beach Fishing Club Wahoo Thailand 2013 Sport Fishing Tournament. Organised by the Rawai Beach Fishing Club, this three-day tournament takes sportfishermen representing countries from around the world to the Similan Islands. There is 2,000,000 Baht (USD 60,000) prize money and over 2,000,000 Baht of other prizes to be won. Contact: Warren, +66 81 260 4291 or Andy, +66 86 273 9948. www.rawaibeachfishingclub.com.


in Phuket IBAP The International Business Association of Phuket Regular Meeting on 2nd Friday each month. +66 81 412 5652. www.ibap-phuket.net BBAP British Business Association – Phuket BBA-P monthly dinner meetings on the 1st Wednesday each month at 7pm. Monthly Pub & Networking Nights on 3rd Friday at 7pm. socialsec@bbap.org. www.bbap.org. Computer Clinic Phuket Afternoon Computer Clinic Join ‘For Dummies’ author Woody Leonhard at his weekly Computer Clinic, Every Wednesday of every month. Woody@KhunWoody.com. www.khunwoody.com. PIWC Phuket International Women's Club Committee Meeting - 1st Thursday of the each month. Meet & Greet - 2nd Thursday is a casual coffee morning at the Starbucks located at Central Festival. Monthly Luncheon - 3rd Thursday is a terrific luncheon held in one of the fine restaurants of Phuket. Coffee Morning - 4th Thursday is again a coffee morning held at a member's house. Contact: Carole Dux on +66 76 316711. info@phuketiwc.com. www.phuketiwc.com. Lions Club Lions Club Lions Club of Patong Beach Monthly membership meeting and fellowship dinner on the 2nd Tuesday each month. Contact: Jehanbaz (Jum) Ali Khan, +66 81 374 2088. info@lions-club-patong.org. www.lions-club-patong.org. Chicky Net Chicky Net The Social Network for Women in Thailand Chicky Net is the online social network for women in Thailand. info@chickynet.com. www.chickynet.com. GOMS Grumpy Old Men's Society A grumpy but happy group of local gentleman gathers every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at

Chalong Pier Beer Garden for a few beers, to share information and raise money for charity. Drinks start at 6pm and meetings at 6:45pm. Contact: Valentine Guytonbeck, vguytonbeck@gmail.com. Cricket / Rugby The Outrigger Hotels /Twenty Cricket League at the ACG Cricket Ground Matches are played every Sunday from 9am. There's touch rugby Wednesday evenings. www.phuketcricketgroup.com and www.acgphuket.com.

WHAT'S ON

Regular Events

Entertainment February Choices Live DJ's @ Wine Connection Kata Two difference ambiences on each floor. Casual dining atmosphere is made from cozy terrace and fun with its bar zone at night by high tables and DJ booth from the second floor. Live DJ's Every night from 10pm. Live band @ Kor Tor Mor Pub, Phuket City The house band plays Thai pop and rock plus DJ's every night. Shorts and sandals not allowed. Reservations are suggested. Bar bands @ Timber Hut The Thai pub scene a fun place featuring one of Phuket's great bar bands in. Live Irish Rock @ Scruffy Murphy's Irish Pub, Patong Nightlife and entertainment venue with an Irish theme. Every night, except for Sunday, with Neil and the Red Hot Potatoes, playing all your favorite pub rock and traditional fast rhythm fiddle music. . +66 76 292590. House band @ Two Chefs One of the best house bands in Phuket with a lot of guest artists. A great night to look forward to. www.twochefs.com. Live Rock @ Rock City, Patong Live rock bands nightly from 9pm at Rock City. The live bands do cover tunes from classic and hard rock icons like ACDC, Metallica and Kiss. Located on Bangla Road in Patong Beach.

Green Hill Villas The Tropical Natural Tranquil Villas in Phuket

Great Build Quality And AƩenƟon To Detail

AVALIABLE FOR RENT AND SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR SALE

Located in a quiet area Many attractions nearby Khao Phra Taew National Park Ton Sai Waterfall Nai Yang Beach Blue Canyon Country Club Phuket International Airport.

Luxury 4-7 Bedroom Private Pool Villas www.greenhillvillasphuket.com Opposite PIA Day School Thalang, Phuket 83110 Tel: +66 (0) 887622387 Eng., +66 (0) 825143001 Rus., +66 (0) 813969307 Th. Email: forcepkt@yahoo.com

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Central Festival Phuket, +66 76 209000 Jungceylon Shopping Destination Patong, +66 76 600555

WHAT'S ON

movies

G.I. JOE : RETALIATION

THE CROODS

IDENTITY THIEF

Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy Starring: Channing Tatum, Dwayne Johnson, Ray Park

Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Comedy Starring: Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener

Genre: Comedy, Crime Starring: Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, John Cho

Captain Duke Hauser (Channing Tatum) and his G.I. Joe team are set up and targeted for destruction when the President of the United States (Jonathan Pryce) gives orders to have them terminated, thanks to the influence of Cobra spy Zartan. The survivors team up with Joe Colton (Bruce Willis) to bring Zartan down and save the world.

Surviving in a volcanic world is tough enough, but caveman Grug (Nicolas Cage) gets a rude awakening when an earthquake forces him to leave the only world he knows. With family in tow, he looks for a new home. Things get complicated when Grug’s family falls for a nomad (Ryan Reynolds).This quirky, imaginative stranger’s search for ‘tomorrow’ is at odds with Grug’s reliance on the traditions of yesterday.

When a mild-mannered businessman learns his identity has been stolen, he hits the road in an attempt to foil the thief - a trip that puts him in the path of a deceptively harmless-looking woman.

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Till 3 Feb 2013 @ Pattaya, Chonburi One of the longest-running women's tennis tournaments in the world. Voted Tournament of the Year in 2010. Many top world tennis players join every year. The tournament not only focuses on attracting the world’s top tennis stars, but also supports the local Thai tennis players by offering them wild cards into the qualifying rounds and the main draw of the PTT Pattaya Open. +66 2 311 3414-5, +66 2 311 3497. www.tourismthailand.org.

The PPI Masters Expat Invitational 2013 1 Feb 2013 @ Thana Golf Club, BangNa, Bangkok A day of golfing with PPI. Prizes awarded for 1st and 2nd score / longest drive / nearest the pin / loads more prizes. As much money as possible will go to charity. Players with no official handicap cards will be pooled into our special scoring system. +66 2 664 0968.

Bangkok: Street Photography Workshop 1-3 Feb 2013 | 10:00-19:00 @ Auditorium, TCDC, Bangkok TCDC and the British Council jointly present the 3-day “Bangkok: Street Photography Workshop” as part of “iN-PUBLiC: An Exhibition of Street Photography”. “iN-PUBLiC” is a group of 21 acclaimed photographers working in streets and public places from around the world. Join the group’s key members, David Gibson and Richard Bram, for an overview of street photography and iN-PUBLiC works, along with shooting experience along with feedback and advice on Bangkok street photography. +66 2 664 8448 ext. 213, 214.

China Town Chinese New Year Festival 9-10 Feb 2013 @Yaowarat Road (China Town) Bangkok Bangkok's Chinese New Year festival with Thai and Chinese cultural performances. Ethnic Chinese celebrate dressed in red from head to toe − quite a sight! Chinese food and goods are on sale along the road. Contact: TAT Bangkok Office, +66 2 250 5500 ext 3485-9. www.tourismthailand.org.

3 March The Great Phuket Rubber Duck Race @ Latitude Marquee, Laguna, Phuket 3 March Youth Talent Competition @ Latitude Marquee, Laguna, Phuket 15 - 17 March Pattaya International Music Festival @ Pattaya, Chonburi

WHAT'S ON

Pattaya Women’s Open

UPCOMING EVENTS

off Phuket

21 - 24 March PIMEX Phuket International Boatshow @ Royal Phuket Marina, Phuket 5 Feb. - 24 Mar. iN-PUBLiC: An Exhibition of Street Photography @ TCDC Lobby ,Bangkok 30 - 31 March Phuket Long Course 2013: Rocket Science Sports Swim Championships Series @ Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club Phuket 4 - 7 April Phuket Oilfield Classic 2013 @ Novotel Phuket Vintage Park Resort, Loch Palm & Red Mountain Golf Courses, Phuket 13 - 15 April Songkran Festival 2013 @ Phuket and Thailand 14 - 21 April Phuket Bike Week 2013 @ Loma Park, Patong Beach, Phuket Times & dates of events are subject to change. Please contact the organiser for up-to-date information.

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We all know one of those places… they never advertise but they’re busy. Why? ‘Word of mouth’. People tell their friends, “You must try..” and the word spreads. In this monthly column, we spread the word further about the great-value nooks and crannies that we know about on Phuket.

Pruchic Bar & Restaurant

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10am - 11pm. Near Holiday Inn Hotel Maikhao

A small local family restaurant near Holiday y Inn Maikhao resort. In a truly beautiful natural setting, it offers tranquility and a cool breeze . There's some really tempting Thai food , including traditional Phuket dishes, that comes with the kind of friendly and warm service that makes you feel you're at home .

Yoonique Music Cafe

6pm - 2am. Opposite Nai Harn lake behind Reggae Bar. Although many nights you'll find the bar empty, it's still worth a look; grab a beer but not food . Yoonique regularly features live music from local musicians. They have a stage set up with a bunch of various instruments that you're welcome to use − if you know how. 122 H3

Hen Chef

Huean Phu Chiang

12pm to 10pm. Kwang Rd, on the left before Bann Prang Tong. Simple restaurant with a Thai northern style décor. Their tasty 'Nam Prik Ong' pork with a spicy tomato sauce , served with other fresh vegetables on the side is a must to try. The famous Northern Thai noodle soup in curry called 'Kao Soi' served with pickles, red onion , chili oil , a piece of lime is the best for only 40 baht. And when the owner not too busy you can enjoy live music from his northern instrument.

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Serving a range of Thai and International dishes, es, Hen Chef is a great place for a quick meal . Although the décor may seem simple and unpretentious, the food is not. Salads, pastas and steaks are the highlighted items on the menu with Thai dishes being favourites amongst the patrons.

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Phuket Country Home Food & Drink

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10am - 8pm. Luang Pho Chaem Rd, 200m from Chaofa East Rd. This small Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and does a range of delicious Thai food , beer and soft drinks at reasonable prices. You can eat inside or outside in their garden . They also do take-away for those in a hurry!

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Chanchai Doungjit Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand Phuket (TAT) Office, has been a busy man since his arrival on the island last August. Here, he shares his insights into Phuket’s tourism development and reveals some of his favourite Phuket places.

Please tell us a bit about yourself. I was born in Bangkok, and working with the TAT I’ve been based in Rayong province as well as the TAT office in Los Angeles, which is responsible for all of North America. My family, including my son, aged 25, are living in Bangkok. Before coming here to work, had you been to Phuket before? Yes, the first time I came to Phuket was about 15 years ago. There were not a lot of tourists then compared to now. The cost of living was still low and, aside from Patong, the beaches were not so crowded. When you have free time in Phuket, what do you like to do? I’m lucky that my office is in Phuket Old Town. I like to go out to eat chicken rice or noodle soup. Some of my favourite restaurants are Uptown and Raya in Phuket Town, and for seafood I go to Kan Eang @ Pier in Chalong. I love to play golf, and Phuket has some excellent golf courses. What are the main priorities for you and your team at TAT Phuket? The TAT domestic offices normally work to promote their destinations to Thai tourists, but in Phuket we also promote the island to overseas tourists. We have two jobs: the product side and the marketing side. For Phuket, we do not focus much on the marketing because it’s already well known. The priority for us is in improving the product, and we coordinate with other organisations to discuss issues such as dealing with garbage and improving the electricity supply. What are the main challenges Phuket is facing as a growing tourism destination? We worry about the quality of the product. The beaches, infrastructure, airport, highways, traffic – all of these things need to be managed properly and made better. When I go to other countries I see that people follow regulations. Here, there’s a lack of discipline and on this we need to improve. How important is the marine leisure industry (yachting / luxury boat trips) for Phuket tourism? We see this as our new potential market, in addition to other markets we’re targeting including honeymooners and the cruise liner market. Recently we discussed the budget for the next fiscal year 2014-2015 for the development of a convention centre, a deep-sea port and better linkage with other countries by sea – Malaysia, Singapore, even Myanmar. A new ferry route connecting Phuket to Krabi and Langkawi is in discussion. Phuket already

has some excellent marinas including Royal Phuket Marina and Boat Lagoon. We will continue to encourage the private sector to develop and improve Phuket’s marinas, as the private sector can do a much better job than the government in this area. The island seems to be sliding towards ever-cheaper mass ‘fullpackaged’ tourism, which is sure to put off higher-spending, independent, tourists – not to mention the impact on local tourism-related businesses, such as restaurants. Do you see this as a problem? We talk about this often. Phuket’s growth is very high and it creates some difficult situations. In terms of marketing we’re emphasising the high-quality markets such as golf tourism, weddings, MICE [meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions], and medical tourism. At the same time we have to support local people, the small-to-medium enterprises who may not be able to offer a fivestar experience, so we have to find a way to balance these. In 2012, Phuket enjoyed one of its best years ever in terms of tourist arrivals. What do you think are the main factors for Phuket’s continued growth? Phuket has avoided some of the problems faced by other tourist destinations in Thailand in recent years, like the flooding in the North and riots in Bangkok. Phuket has had political stability and in comparison with other places the costs are not so high. The “Amazing Thailand, Amazing Value” promotion has been a success for Phuket and Thailand as a whole. For Further information about Chanchai Doungjit +66 76 212213 tatphuket@tat.or.th www.tourismthailand.org/phuket

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CAR FOR SALE

Open: Monday to Saturday 8am-5.30pm 81 C3 : +66 76 224632, +66 76 216243, +66 76 617270 sale@suremotor.net www.suremotor.net facebook.com/SureMotorGroup

THB 468,000

Toyota Fortuner (V) THB 980,000

PRE-OWNED: TRD Sportiro, White, 2011, 1.8 Auto, Electric Wing Mirror, Mag Wheel, Leather Seat, ABS, Airbag, CD, 28,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: White, 2011, 1.4 Auto, 5 Doors, Electric Wing Mirror , Mag Wheel , Leather Seat, ABS, Airbag, CD, 30,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Gold, 2008, 3.0 Auto, Electric Wing Mirror, Mag Wheel, 4WD, ABS, Airbag, 34,xxx KM.

Isuzu Mu 7

Honda Accord (EL)

Mitsubishi Triton+

Toyota Prius

THB 1,070,000

THB 950,000

Ford Fiesta

THB 998,000

THB 680,000

PRE-OWNED: Super Platinum, Blue, 2010, 3.0 Auto 2 WD, Mag Wheel, Electric Wing Mirror, ABS, Airbag, CD, 50,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Sillver Bronze, 2009, 2.4 Auto, Electric Wing Mirror, Mag Wheel, Leather Seat, ABS, Airbag, CD, 98,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Grey, 2010, 2.5 Auto, Mag Wheel, Standard Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, 69,xxx KM.

Honda New CRV

Honda New City (V)

Mazda 2 (5 Doors)

THB 870,000

THB 575,000

THB 598,000

PRE-OWNED: Sillver Bronze, 2008, 2.0 Auto, 4WD, Electric Wing Mirror, Mag Wheel, Leather Seat, ABS, Airbag, CD, 93,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Silver Bronze, 2010, 1.5 Auto, Electric Wing Mirror, Mag Wheel, ABS, CD+MP3, 15,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Blue, 2011, 1.5 Auto, Electric Wing Mirror, Mag Wheel, Navigator, Standard Seat, ABS, Airbag, CD, 27,xxx KM.

Toyota New Vios (E)

THB 480,000

Mitsubishi Lancer EX THB 770,000

Toyota Vigo (G)

PRE-OWNED: Blue, 2008, 1.5 Auto, Electric Wing Mirror, Leather Seats, ABS, CD + MP3, 85,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: GLS, White, 2011, 1.8 Auto, Electric Wing Mirror, Mag Wheel, Leather Seat, ABS, Airbag, CD, 28,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Sillver Bronze, 2009, 2.5 Auto, 2WD, Electric Wing Mirror, Standard Seat, ABS, Airbag, CD, 52,xxx KM.

THB 595,000

Only the best cars - only the best service. These are just some of over 100 cars that we have in stock. Come to our showroom and see the rest, or visit our website. www.suremotor.net : +66 76 224632, +66 76 216243 and +66 76 617270 To Airport

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Mae Luan Rd.

PHUKET TOWN

Thung Ka Rd.

Thepkasattree Rd.

Patipat Rd.

To Central

Yaowarat Rd.

Merlin Hotel

Satree Phuket School Damrong Rd.

Srisoonthorn Sub District Administrative Organisation To Airport

To Phuket City

Thepkasattree Rd.

Baan Lipon School n Soi Baa

Kluay

Baan Pon Hua Harn Rd.

To Wachira Hospital

BaanbonCherngtalay Rd.

To Kao Rang


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Helicam

Film and Photo The Asia Super Yacht Rendezvous

Above: Super Yacht line up after racing event

Above: Xana Beach Club

The Asia Super Yacht Rendezvous took place on the 16th - 18th December in Phuket. Sail and motor yachts over 100ft were invited to join in the festivities taking place over the three days, on and off the waters of the Andaman coast. This exclusive event is by invitation only and hosts Asia biggest gathering of super yachts in the region. One of this years sponsors, Helicam Co Ltd�, were positioned on the bow of Helix - a 45m Feadship designed by De Voogt Naval Architects. The large bow provided ample space to launch the mini helicopters to achieve aerial photos and video while the rendezvous took place. Above: Super Yachts posing for their Helicam photography

During the 3-day event parties were held at the Xana Beach Club (Host Sponsor) for all participants with live entertainment and games for all. Sponsors involved in the event included: Feadship Royal Dutch Shipyards, Angsana Laguna Phuket, Phuket Gazette, Boat International Media, Asia Pacific Yachting, Palace, Powerboat.com, Yachtstyle.com, Royal Huismanf.

For more information : +66 89 874 7464 : +66 87 281 0451 www.helicam.asia info@helicam.asia.

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w w w. d a v i n c i p h u k e t . c o m

Spectacular scenery, crystal clear waters, magical reefs, abundant tropical fish

Whether it’s a day out with family and friends cruising around the islands or an overnight charter, we can cater to your every need. DaVinci Yacht Charters prides itself not only on the quality and cleanliness of our fleet but on the attentiveness and service quality of our staff. We are a fully TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand) licensed organization with all of the correct yacht charter insurances in place. Security is our top priority at all times and our fleet is fully equipped to international standards with all the necessary safety equipment from life jackets to life rafts. Our 39ft Catamaran “DaVinci” is named after our iconic Italian restaurant in the south of Phuket Island. This locally built catamaran can take up to 12 passengers comfortably for a day trip or sleep up to eight people for overnight stays. This cruising catamaran is equipped with four cabins, two doubles and two singles as well a sleeping area for two in the main cockpit above deck. DaVinci is equipped with a fully functioning galley including a refrigerator and freezer as well as a dining area in the main cockpit. There is a large foredeck with lots of room to relax on the comfy cushions and enjoy the cruise while admiring the scenery. Fully equipped for both cruising under sail or

racing in one of the local regattas DaVinci can be chartered for a day trip, overnight cruise or a weeks racing. Enjoy a silent sail around the hidden islands you wouldn't normally see. Our 52ft Sunseeker “DaVinci S50” is also named after our iconic Italian restaurant in the South of Phuket Island. This is a sleek hi-powered motor yacht can take up to 12 passengers comfortably for a day trip or sleep up to six people for overnight stays. This magnificent vessel is equipped with three cabins, two doubles and a twin with two bunk beds. DaVinci S50 is equipped with a fully functioning galley with an air conditioned dining area which can seat up to eight people. The dining room is also a lounge equipped with a large screen TV, Bose sound system and DVD player. There is a large foredeck with lots of room to relax on the comfy cushions and enjoy the cruise while admiring the scenery. Up on the flybridge there is seating for a further eight people. This high powered yacht can take you on a wonderful day trip around the islands or an overnight trip for those hideaways further away.

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For further information 28/46 Moo 1, Nai Harn, Phuket (TAT License Number: 32/00410) : +66 8 9588 3476 bruce@davinciphuket.com www.davinciphuket.com

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Andaman Boat Sales & Service Co.,Ltd : +66 87 283 1674, +66 84 842 6146 boats@andamanboatsales.com www.andamanboatsales.com

YACHT SALE

Carenalunga 21

THB 1,795,000

Carenacorsa 18

THB 1,150,000

Mini Cat 310

THB 129,950

New Alessandro Marchi Hypalon RIB. Light strong and fuel efficient, 175 Hp Suzuki 4 Stroke outboard, Bimini, Music system, Swim Ladder, Navigation lights and Trailer. Factory Warranty. Arriving Mid December.

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Ko Thaphao Noi (Phuket)

Predicted heights of water in metres above lowest low water

NIGHT

FEBRUARY

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

1

2.5

2.8

2.8

2.6

2.3

1.8

1.3

1.0

0.9

1.0

1.3

1.8

2.3

2.6

2.8

2.8

2.5

2.1

1.7

1.3

1.1

1.2

1.4

1.8

2

2.2

2.4

2.6

2.6

2.4

2.1

1.7

1.3

1.1

1.0

1.2

1.5

2.0

2.3

2.6

2.7

2.6

2.4

2.1

1.7

1.4

1.3

1.3

1.5

3

1.8

2.1

2.3

2.4

2.4

2.2

2.0

1.7

1.4

1.3

1.2

1.4

1.6

1.9

2.2

2.4

2.5

2.5

2.4

2.1

1.8

1.6

1.5

1.4

4

1.5

1.7

1.9

2.1

2.2

2.2

2.2

2.0

1.8

1.6

1.4

1.4

1.4

1.6

1.8

2.1

2.3

2.4

2.5

2.4

2.3

2.0

1.8

1.6

5

1.4

1.4

1.5

1.6

1.8

2.0

2.2

2.2

2.2

2.0

1.8

1.6

1.4

1.3

1.4

1.6

1.9

2.2

2.4

2.6

2.6

2.5

2.3

1.9

6

1.6

1.3

1.1

1.2

1.4

1.7

2.0

2.3

2.4

2.4

2.2

2.0

1.6

1.3

1.2

1.2

1.4

1.7

2.2

2.5

2.8

2.8

2.7

2.4

7

1.9

1.4

1.1

0.9

1.0

1.2

1.6

2.1

2.4

2.6

2.6

2.4

2.0

1.6

1.2

1.0

1.0

1.3

1.7

2.2

2.7

3.0

3.1

2.8

8

2.4

1.8

1.2

0.8

0.6

0.8

1.2

1.7

2.2

2.6

2.8

2.7

2.4

2.0

1.4

1.0

0.8

0.9

1.2

1.8

2.4

2.9

3.2

3.2

9

2.8

2.3

1.6

1.0

0.6

0.5

0.8

1.3

1.9

2.5

2.8

2.9

2.8

2.4

1.8

1.2

0.8

0.7

0.9

1.3

2.0

2.6

3.1

3.3

10

3.1

2.7

2.0

1.3

0.7

0.4

0.5

0.9

1.5

2.2

2.7

3.0

3.0

2.7

2.2

1.6

1.0

0.7

0.6

1.0

1.6

2.2

2.9

3.2

11

3.3

3.0

2.4

1.7

1.0

0.5

0.4

0.6

1.2

1.8

2.4

2.9

3.1

2.9

2.5

2.0

1.3

0.8

0.6

0.7

1.2

1.8

2.5

3.0

12

3.2

3.1

2.7

2.1

1.4

0.8

0.5

0.5

0.9

1.5

2.1

2.7

3.0

3.0

2.8

2.3

1.7

1.1

0.7

0.7

1.0

1.5

2.1

2.7

13

3.0

3.1

2.8

2.3

1.7

1.1

0.7

0.6

0.8

1.3

1.8

2.4

2.8

3.0

2.9

2.5

2.0

1.4

1.0

0.8

0.9

1.3

1.8

2.3

14

2.7

2.9

2.8

2.5

2.0

1.4

1.0

0.8

0.8

1.1

1.6

2.2

2.6

2.8

2.8

2.6

2.2

1.7

1.3

1.0

1.0

1.2

1.6

2.1

15

2.5

2.7

2.7

2.5

2.1

1.7

1.3

1.0

0.9

1.1

1.5

1.9

2.3

2.6

2.7

2.6

2.4

2.0

1.6

1.3

1.1

1.2

1.5

1.8

16

2.2

2.4

2.5

2.4

2.2

1.9

1.5

1.3

1.1

1.2

1.4

1.8

2.1

2.4

2.5

2.5

2.4

2.2

1.8

1.6

1.4

1.4

1.5

1.7

17

1.9

2.1

2.2

2.2

2.1

2.0

1.7

1.5

1.4

1.4

1.5

1.7

1.9

2.1

2.3

2.4

2.3

2.2

2.1

1.8

1.7

1.6

1.6

1.6

18

1.8

1.9

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

1.9

1.8

1.7

1.6

1.6

1.6

1.8

1.9

2.0

2.1

2.2

2.2

2.2

2.1

2.0

1.9

1.8

1.7

19

1.7

1.7

1.7

1.8

1.9

1.9

2.0

2.0

1.9

1.8

1.8

1.7

1.7

1.7

1.7

1.8

2.0

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.2

2.2

2.0

1.8

20

1.7

1.6

1.5

1.5

1.6

1.8

1.9

2.1

2.1

2.1

2.0

1.9

1.7

1.6

1.5

1.6

1.7

1.9

2.1

2.3

2.4

2.4

2.3

2.1

21

1.8

1.5

1.3

1.3

1.4

1.6

1.8

2.1

2.3

2.3

2.3

2.1

1.8

1.6

1.4

1.3

1.4

1.7

2.0

2.3

2.5

2.7

2.6

2.4

22

2.0

1.6

1.3

1.1

1.1

1.3

1.6

2.0

2.3

2.5

2.5

2.3

2.1

1.7

1.4

1.2

1.2

1.4

1.7

2.1

2.5

2.8

2.8

2.7

23

2.3

1.8

1.3

1.0

0.9

1.0

1.4

1.8

2.2

2.6

2.7

2.6

2.3

1.9

1.5

1.1

1.0

1.1

1.4

1.9

2.4

2.8

3.0

2.9

24

2.6

2.1

1.5

1.0

0.7

0.8

1.1

1.6

2.1

2.5

2.8

2.8

2.6

2.2

1.7

1.2

0.9

0.8

1.1

1.6

2.2

2.7

3.0

3.1

25

2.9

2.4

1.8

1.2

0.7

0.6

0.8

1.2

1.8

2.4

2.8

3.0

2.9

2.5

2.0

1.4

0.9

0.7

0.8

1.2

1.8

2.4

2.9

3.2

26

3.1

2.7

2.1

1.5

0.9

0.6

0.6

0.9

1.5

2.1

2.7

3.1

3.1

2.8

2.3

1.7

1.1

0.7

0.7

0.9

1.4

2.1

2.7

3.1

27

3.2

3.0

2.5

1.8

1.2

0.7

0.5

0.7

1.2

1.8

2.4

2.9

3.2

3.0

2.7

2.1

1.5

0.9

0.7

0.7

1.1

1.7

2.3

2.8

28

3.4

3.3

2.9

2.3

1.6

1.1

0.8

0.9

1.2

1.7

2.2

2.7

2.9

2.9

2.7

2.3

1.8

1.4

1.1

1.1

1.4

1.9

2.4

2.9

SUNDAY

SUNDAY

SUNDAY

SUNDAY

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Source: Hydrographic Department, Royal Thai Navy

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Predicted heights of water in metres above lowest low water

Source: Hydrographic Department, Royal Thai Navy

NOON

MIDNIGHT

NIGHT

MARCH

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

1

3.1

3.1

2.7

2.2

1.5

0.9

0.6

0.6

0.9

1.5

2.1

2.7

3.1

3.1

2.9

2.4

1.9

1.2

0.8

0.7

0.9

1.4

2.0

2.5

2

2.9

3.0

2.8

2.4

1.9

1.3

0.8

0.7

0.8

1.2

1.8

2.4

2.8

3.1

3.0

2.0

2.2

1.6

1.1

0.9

0.9

1.2

1.7

2.2

3

2.6

2.8

2.8

2.6

2.1

1.7

1.2

0.9

0.9

1.1

1.5

2.0

2.5

2.8

2.9

2.8

2.5

2.0

1.5

1.2

1.0

1.1

1.4

1.8

4

2.2

2.5

2.6

2.5

2.3

2.0

1.6

1.2

1.1

1.1

1.4

1.7

2.2

2.5

2.7

2.7

2.6

2.3

1.9

1.6

1.3

1.2

1.3

1.6

5

1.9

2.1

2.3

2.4

2.3

2.1

1.9

1.6

1.4

1.3

1.4

1.5

1.8

2.1

2.3

2.5

2.5

2.5

2.3

2.0

1.7

1.5

1.4

1.5

6

1.6

1.8

1.9

2.1

2.2

2.2

2.1

2.0

1.8

1.6

1.3

1.5

1.6

1.7

1.9

2.1

2.3

2.4

2.4

2.4

2.2

2.0

1.7

1.5

7

1.4

1.4

1.5

1.7

1.9

2.0

2.2

2.2

2.2

2.1

1.5

1.7

1.5

1.5

1.5

1.0

1.9

2.2

2.4

2.6

2.6

2.4

2.2

1.8

8

1.5

1.3

1.2

1.3

1.5

1.8

2.1

2.3

2.4

2.4

1.9

2.0

1.7

1.4

1.3

1.3

1.5

1.8

2.2

2.5

2.7

2.8

2.6

2.3

9

1.8

1.4

1.0

0.9

1.0

1.4

1.8

2.2

2.5

2.7

2.6

2.4

2.0

1.6

1.2

1.0

1.1

1.4

1.8

2.3

2.7

3.0

3.0

2.7

10

2.2

1.7

1.1

0.8

0.7

1.0

1.4

1.9

2.4

2.8

2.9

2.8

2.4

1.9

1.4

1.0

0.8

1.0

1.4

2.0

2.5

3.0

3.1

3.0

11

2.6

2.1

1.4

0.9

0.6

0.7

1.0

1.6

2.2

2.7

3.0

3.0

2.7

2.3

1.7

1.1

0.8

0.7

1.0

1.5

2.2

2.8

3.1

3.2

12

2.9

2.4

1.8

1.1

0.6

0.5

0.7

1.2

1.9

2.5

3.0

3.1

3.0

2.6

2.0

1.4

0.9

0.6

0.7

1.2

1.8

2.4

3.0

3.2

13

3.1

2.7

2.1

1.4

0.9

0.5

0.6

0.9

1.6

2.2

2.8

3.1

3.1

2.9

2.4

1.7

1.1

0.7

0.6

0.9

1.4

2.1

2.7

3.1

14

3.1

2.9

2.4

1.8

1.1

0.7

0.6

0.8

1.3

1.9

2.5

3.0

3.2

3.0

2.6

2.1

1.4

0.9

0.7

0.8

1.2

1.8

2.3

2.8

15

3.0

2.9

2.6

2.0

1.4

0.9

0.7

0.8

1.1

1.7

2.3

2.8

3.1

3.1

2.8

2.3

1.7

1.2

0.8

0.8

1.0

1.5

2.1

2.5

16

2.8

2.9

2.7

2.2

1.7

1.2

0.9

0.8

1.0

1.5

2.0

2.5

2.9

3.0

2.9

2.5

2.0

1.5

1.1

0.9

1.0

1.4

1.8

2.3

17

2.6

2.7

2.6

2.3

1.9

1.5

1.1

1.0

1.1

1.4

1.8

2.3

2.6

2.8

2.8

2.6

2.2

1.8

1.4

1.1

1.1

1.3

1.7

2.1

18

2.4

2.5

2.5

2.4

2.1

1.7

1.4

1.2

1.2

1.4

1.0

2.1

2.4

2.6

2.7

2.6

2.4

2.0

1.6

1.4

1.3

1.4

1.6

1.9

19

2.1

2.3

2.4

2.3

2.1

1.9

1.6

1.5

1.4

1.4

1.6

1.9

2.2

2.4

2.5

2.5

2.4

2.2

1.9

1.7

1.5

1.5

1.6

1.8

20

1.9

2.1

2.1

2.2

2.1

2.0

1.9

1.7

1.6

1.6

1.7

1.8

2.0

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.3

2.3

2.1

2.0

1.8

1.7

1.7

1.7

21

1.8

1.8

1.9

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

1.9

1.8

1.8

1.8

1.8

1.9

2.0

2.1

2.2

2.0

2.3

2.2

2.1

2.0

1.9

1.8

22

1.7

1.6

1.7

1.7

1.8

2.0

2.1

2.2

2.2

2.1

2.0

1.9

1.8

1.7

1.7

1.8

1.9

2.1

2.3

2.4

2.4

2.3

2.1

1.9

23

1.7

1.5

1.4

1.5

1.6

1.8

2.1

2.3

2.4

2.4

2.3

2.0

1.8

1.6

1.5

1.5

1.7

1.9

2.2

2.4

2.6

2.6

2.5

2.2

24

1.8

1.5

1.2

1.2

1.3

1.6

1.9

2.3

2.5

2.6

2.5

2.3

2.0

1.6

1.4

1.3

1.4

1.6

2.0

2.4

2.7

2.8

2.7

2.5

25

2.1

1.6

1.2

1.0

1.0

1.3

1.7

2.2

2.6

2.8

2.8

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Fragola Jewelery Laun ch Celebration Party @ Baan Rim Pa

buy

photo by paksabuy : facebook.com/paksa

First 2013 Sky Salsa on Patong Beach @ The KEE Resort & Spa, Patong

British Ambassador meets members

of Phuket ’s British community @ The Yorkshire Hotel

SMART Property & Lifestyle Expo

@ Royal Phuket Marina

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@ Mercure Phuket Deevana

Sunday Brunch @ Maikhao Dream Resort & Spa, Natai, Phang Nga

h Resort @ Crowne Plaza Phuket Panwa Beac

Indigo Pearl welcomed Phuket-based Formula 1 driver

New Year’s Eve @ Centra Ashlee

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THE CLIFF RESTAURANT

Crabmeat & Soft Shell Crab Salad With avocado and yellow mango in cilantro-lime dressing Ingredients (serve 2 portions) 120 gm crabmeat 1 pc soft shell crab ½ pc avocado, peeled, pitted and diced 50 gm yellow mango, diced 20 gm shallot, brunoise 30 gm tomatoes, peeled, seeded & diced

30 ml olive oil 1 tsp cilantro, chopped juice of 1 lime salt to taste Garnish Mixed fresh herbs Basil oil & balsamic reduction

Method For salad: in a salad bowl add the crabmeat, avocado, yellow mango, tomatoes and shallot. Add olive oil, cilantro then season with salt and lime juice to taste. For the soft shell crab: season with salt and pepper and coat with breadcrumbs. In a non-stick pan, heat the olive oil to medium heat then pan-fry the soft shell crab both sides until golden brown and cooked. To serve: on centre plate put arrange the crabmeat salad into round 'mould' in the centre of a plate, then top with soft shell crab and garnish with mixed herb salad and drizzle with the basil oil and balsamic reduction.

About Chef Atthawut Luang-ngam In 1995 Atthawut became chef of Centara Koh Samui . His dedication and natural talent led him to be chosen to participate the Chef Development Programme in 2003 held by De Bilderberg Hotel in Netherlands, to gain hands-on experience in culinary operations, bringing together the blend of flavorus from many other cultures. An international presence , Chef Atthawut has made personal appearances in support of Centara Hotels & Resorts to promote Thai foods at Orchard Hotel Singapore , actively handling the Thai Cooking Class. He prides himself on bringing the authenticity of traditional Thai recipes and Thai culture to the dining table . He is very proud to be head chef for Centara Villas Phuket, located in the north of Karon , offered great seafood with the best views. “I always enjoy creating new Thai and international dishes using a wide variety of the freshest ingredients, as there is no greater joy for me than to see the enjoyment on our guests' faces from the food I've prepared for them,” he said .

For more information, contact: The Cliff Restaurant +66 76 286300-9 www.centarahotelsresorts.com

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Patong Seafood

International

Baluchi

Indian

Daily 8am-midnight | +66 76 341244

Daily 1-11pm | +66 76 292526, +66 76 284555

Take a journey into the home of real Thai food! Patong Seafood Restaurant was the first seafood restaurant to open in (what was then) the village-like Patong. It has changed little since then, except for a major refurbishment in 2005 which retained the original Thai style, with open dining area and a high circular ceiling.

Baluchi is in the heart of Patong and in Karon, yet their relaxed atmosphere, with soft background Indian music, creates a great ambience perfect for either family dining or entertaining clients.

Only the freshest seafood is brought straight from the boat or market to give you the finest selections, which are on display – chilled and ready to eat. The kitchens at Patong Seafood Restaurant are amazing; their chefs, with many years of experience, prepare your seafood and other Thai delicacies to perfection. The first thing that you notice are the friendly staff. The smiles, the attentiveness and the helpfulness in making your choice tell you why so many visitors and local residents come back time and time again to enjoy this real taste of Thailand. Beach Rd, 200 metres north of Soi Bangla in Patong www.wheretoeat-phuket.com

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They take pride in using only fresh, authentic 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 their specialties. 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. Baluchi is the only award winning Indian restaurant on the island, serving authentic Indian cuisine using original ingredients imported from India. Baluchi Karon opens 18:30 to 23:30 every day except Saturdays. Horizon Beach Resort, Patong and Karon Soi 2 next to Karon Football Stadium www.wheretoeat-phuket.com

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Baan Rim Pa

Thai

Thai/International

Daily 7am-midnight | +66 76 294104-6 ext 5

'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.

Few destinations in the world can host an evening of enjoyment with sophisticated flair and unrivalled ambience. Perched on the hillside just minutes from the crowd, RICE welcomes diners with Thai charm and hospitality. The panoramic view over Patong Bay, the piano and the superb dinner make for a relaxing occasion.

Baan Rim Pa is one of Thailand’s best-known restaurants, with a reputation stretching much further. It's perched on a cliff, with teak floors and the 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. 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. On the coast road just north of Patong www.baanrimpa.com

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LIVE SEAFOOD DAILY! On Phuket's East Coast at Laem Hin Pier near Coconut Island (Koh Maprao) Only Fifteen Minutes from Central Festival Shopping Mall Only Two Minutes by FREE Taxi Boat from Laem Hin Pier! Ideal for Parties/ Large Group Sizes Try Something Unique...

Tel: 0862716175 www.theblackcrab.net

RICE’s menu boasts a delightful variety of authentic Thai and Western cuisine. Seasonal and local ingredients are selected for maximum freshness and imported product for superior quality. Yum neau, Spicy grilled beef (Thai) salad, made with grilled Australian Angus Striploin will get your appetite going, while Pan-roasted duck breast with blackcurrant glaze is testimony to Chef Ta’s creativity. An upscale venue catering to tourists and locals alike, RICE provides an unsurpassed dining experience. With superb food, enchanting piano music and hospitality in a stylish environment, it doesn’t get better that this.

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Rice

Daily 12pm-midnight | +66 76 340789, +66 76 341768

(on premises)

Baan Yin Dee Boutique Resort, Muean Ngern Rd. south end of Patong www.journeyful.com/baanyindee

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Da Vinci

Italian

Urban Food

Asian & International

Daily 5.30-11.00pm | +66 76 289574

Daily 10am-11pm | www.urbanfood.co.th

Relish an authentic style of cooking of a diverse array of Italian favourites and new combinations served in a cozy ambiance, or savour pizzas in a separate casual seating area by a wood-fired oven.

Urban Food is new, enjoyable and affordable – a refreshing dining experience. A spacious open kitchen, stylish terrace with Pop’Art oak barrels, blackboard menus and copper pots and pans give the feeling of a Food Gallery to this trendy Brasserie.

An evening must kick off with an aperitif! And so we did, at DaVinci's super-stylish 'V Lounge' cocktail bar. The restaurant itself is open air, but with enough cover for when the rains come (and with an airconditioned dining room too). The whole place is tasteful, beautifully designed and welcoming, while the children’s play area allows parents to keep their kids in sight while relaxing with a fine meal. Everything at DaVinci comes from the kitchen with the freshest ingredients. The Lasagne Al Forno and the Spaghetti Neri Pomodorini Calamari e Gamberi (all homemade pasta) are superb in their simplicity. For superlative Italian cuisine, with the freshest of ingredients, in a truly classy environment, be sure to try DaVinci and discover a renaissance of food. Centre of Nai Harn on the road to Rawai www.davinciphuket.com

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From Thai and Asian specialities, prepared in two giant woks, to an vast selection of skewers grilled under your eyes, Urban Food also redesigns some Mediterranean favourites, such as Ratatouille crumble, Foie gras tartine and Italian veal osso bucco presented in fantasy mini cocottes, colorful 'tagines' clay pots and Chinese bamboo steamers. To finish − and put a smile on your stomach, try the original creation of the Tatin sisters: the legendary upside down 'Apple Tart Tatin'. After its success at Jungceylon Patong, Urban Food heads to Phuket Town to open its second branch at Central Festival. Urban Food is a friendly meeting point for everyone where food lovers will enjoy the culinary art of this Food Gallery. Central Festival Ground Floor Tel: +66 76 307155 Jungceylon Sino Area Tel: +66 76 366192

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Modern Western Cuisine

Daily 11.30am-11pm | +66 89 727 0067, +66 76 381159

VSET is a "restaurant at its extraordinary best". VSET, pronounced "Vi-Sate", in Thai means "extraordinary". It's the first gastronomic restaurant at Chalong pier and has a naturally-thatched roof, quaint interior and an open kitchen where you can see Master Chef Ronnie Macuja and his talented team at work. Whether you prefer indoor or outdoor seating, this intimately proportioned venue serves up delicious fare in a homey atmosphere. Multi-award winning chef Ronnie's creations combine established methods with local flare and creativity producing a stellar menu. Notable dishes include: Phuket lobster salad, Foie gras parfait, Cognacflamed Lobster bisque, Australian lamb cutlet, Red snapper steak and Honey-glazed pork belly. These only touch the surface, while a fine wine list adds an essential touch and a tantalising selection of desserts rounds it all off. VSET is centered on the palate, but it's how everything fits together that makes this a truly extraordinary place. The pier at Chalong Bay (next to Kan Eang @pier) www.vsetrestaurant.com, sales@vsetrestaurant.com

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Kantok Restaurant

Thai

Seafood/Thai

Daily 10.30am-11pm | +66 83 173 1187, +66 76 381212

Kantok Restaurant offers you a natural and warm ambiance where traditional healthy food is served. "The Kantok" table was originally used by the northern households welcoming guests of importance into their homes.

Kan Eang, meaning "feel at ease", invites you to unwind with the soothing sounds of the sea & a stunning view of Chalong Bay. Savour freshly caught seafood, Thai delights & selected Japanese dishes.

Kantok's Thai set is attentively prepared, beginning with our Thai appetizer platter, including items that continue to be a rare delicacy these days due to the delicate mix of ingredients needed to create an authentic and unique taste. A sampling of our main event, including green curry chicken, mussaman curry and our famed red duck curry is something not to be missed. End your district culinary experience with a local Thai dessert. If you haven't tried the best red duck curry in town you should not miss, it is well worth the effort of doing so. It is definitely a relaxing and an almost hypnotic way to enjoy the evening. Thai classical dance show runs on Mon, Wed and Fri from 7.30-9pm Burasari, Patong Beach www.burasari.com

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Kan Eang@pier

Daily 11.30am-10.30pm | +66 76 292929 ext 8207

75 B4

Kan Eang@pier is more than a restaurant, it's a destination. Originally called Kan Eang 1, it has been preparing great seafood dishes for more than 30 years and has long been a favourite among locals and visitors from around the world. Kan Eang@pier continues the tradition of satisfying any palate with its selected fresh seafood and local specialities. Kan Eang@pier has the flexibility to cater for everything from intimate dinners to special events and large banquets. Its friendly and attentive staff and seaside seating in an idyllic setting offer a relaxing and pleasant dining experience day or night. Enjoy a panoramic view of the yacht harbour and nearby islands. The pier of Chalong Bay www.kaneang-pier.com, sales@kaneang-pier.com

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RE KÁ TA Beachfront Restaurant

Contemperary

Boathouse Wine & Grill

French/Thai

Daily 7am-midnight | +66 76 330421

Daily 11am-midnight | +66 76 330015-702

RE KÁ TA Beach Club at Boathouse is one of Phuket's great places to chill and relax either by the pool or on the beach.

A Phuket legend and culinary landmark on Kata Beach for over two decades, Boathouse is reopening after a complete make over and renovation. The aim was to maintain its original elegance and classic architecture yet introduce some distinctive contemporary design along with a chic style, and to create the ultimate in luxurious beachfront accommodation and dining.

With a seating area set against the backdrop of the Andaman Sea and Kata Beach in addition to a swimming pool and modern and comfortable furniture to sink into, RE KÁ TA offers a cool and fresh ambience in which to chill and relax. Chef Bryan Burger's emphasis is on the use of natural and fresh ingredients to prepare dishes that are presented in a healthy and nutritious way in an artistically pleasing presentation. In the evening RE KÁ TA transforms with Kata's magical sunsets and cool sounds along with the delicious freshly home crafted cocktails and tapas, right on the beach. The beachfront restaurant offers modern innovative cuisine with a strong focus on seafood.

Next to Boathouse, Kata Beach www.rekataphuket.com

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Maybe you are on a honeymoon, celebrating a special occasion or just want to have a romantic dinner. The Boathouse Wine & Grill with its award-winning wine cellar is just the right place for you. The restaurant continues to delight connoisseurs of fine dining. At the Boathouse Wine & Grill guests can enjoy leisurely lunches and fine dinner menus in a chic and modern beachfront setting.

182 Koketanode Rd, Kata Beach fb@boathousephuket.com, www.boathousephuket.com

107 C5

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Nikita’s

International/Thai/Seafood

Daily 9am until late | +66 76 288703, +66 81 091 5788

Plum Restaurant / Vanilla Sky Plum Daily 6-11.30pm | Vanilla Daily 5pm-midnight | +66 76 337300

Mediterranean Tapas Bar

South Phuket's premier beach-side bar & restaurant, Nikita's at Rawai, is a real favourite. The absolute seafront, garden-sala café-bar with fantastic island views across Chalong Bay, a shady setting & cool sea breeze is unbeatable for relaxing away balmy afternoons & evenings.

New, chic, Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas, brings sophisticated style to the tropical beauty of Phuket with its two unique dining venues − both with outstanding service, fine cuisine & views to match. It’s chic! It’s modern! It’s hip! It’s laid-back! It’s Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas.

Time means nothing at Nikita's on peaceful Rawai Beach. The well-trained team offers real Thai hospitality, while guests sit happily daydreaming for hours, observing life on the water & chatting with friends. The extensive menu of authentic Thai food, fresh seafood & the 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 – is a winner with visitors as well as the many locals who make Nikita's a second home.

PLUM Restaurant is 'reborn' with ‘value’ as a main item on its menu. "Back to basics" with a fresh and creative touch, featuring Mediterranean home-style & creative Thai-inspired dishes. Plum redefines value for money with over 20 wine labels under 1,400 Baht net. Fantastic views, great service complement this experience!

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

Experience Cape Sienna & be surprised by the amazing location, delicious food, great drinks, good music and stunning view…

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

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Vanilla Sky Bar & Lounge – the pinnacle of the resort – serves distinctive cocktails and interesting tapas backed by a breathtaking view of Kamala Bay. Step out on the terrace, slip into one of the chairs; you'll feel you've reached a small piece of heaven on earth.

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

Weekly SET MENU, 2 courses with a glass of wine @ 375 Baht

110 F4

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After 2 course dinner, free limoncello A bottle of Chianti, 990 Baht

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Salvatore’s

Italian

Daily, Lunch: 12-2 pm, Dinner: 6pm-midnight | +66 76 225958

Arrive in style to the scent and touch of tropical flowers and polished wooden floors with our modern, contemporary take on Thai/Ayurvedic massage, aromatherapy & beauty treatments. Try the His & Her Decleor Facial or for a more committed workout our 90-minute ‘The Beet down’. Or simply indulge in our simply heavenly 4 hands massage conducted in harmony by two therapists. Remove the knot in the shoulders and the weight of routine pressures and replace them with a life of energy and new resolution. Hang up your suits, shirts and button downs, throw on a comfortable pair of slippers and towel and embrace the RE KÁ TA Spa Lifestyle.

Looking for a break from the tourist spots? Follow locals to Salvatore’s, a typical trattoria in Phuket City. Voted one of Thailand’s best restaurants by Tatler’s guide for six consecutive years, Salvatore offers the most authentic Italian cuisine using the finest fresh ingredients – Homemade tagliatelle pasta with fresh crab meat and cream sauce, Sea bass in salt crust or typical Sardinian Gnocchi served with fresh parmesan. The food is prepared under the careful eye of Sardinian chef and owner, Salvatore Cossu, a friendly fixture on Phuket’s restaurant scene who personally shops in local markets. Bread and pastas are home made daily. And don't be afraid to ask him about daily food specials as well as wine suggestions; he offers about 60 labels, including a selection from his native region. The real taste of an Italian home with the sound of the finest Italian music. Salvatore's has now reopened with a brand new restaurant and wine bar in a redesigned space. Near the circle and fresh market in Phuket Town www.salvatorestaurant.com

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TREATMENT

RE KÁ TA Spa Four Hands Senses Massage 60 min 3,300 THB The Beet Down 90 minutes 2,300 THB RE KÁ T Aroma 30 min 1,300 THB / 60 min 1,900 THB Thai Top 2 Toe 60 min 1,700 THB / 90 min 2,100 THB

Get 20% off all treatment from 10am - 2pm

Daily 10am-8pm / : +66 76 330421 184 Koktanode Rd. (Next to Boathouse) Kata Beach, Phuket 83100 info@rekataphuket.com www.rekataphuket.com

• stylishly unique in Chalong • hassle-free place to relax with friends • music, free wifi & great coffee • intimate inside + cool garden seating • HUGE selection of music • SERVING THE BEST PIZZAS ON PHUKET!

110 G3

Soi Sukee, Chalong, Phuket MAP at faceb facebook/White SpacePhuket

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BEAUTY SALON

Hair Studio 9 Welcome to Hair Studio 9. Our experienced staff are committed to providing the most professional services. We are one of the most well known hair salons, bringing superior services and satifaction to all of our respective customers.

Our hair stylists have more than 10 years of experience and specialise in hair extension, cuts, style and colour for women, men and children. At Hair Studio9 we offer the very best colour available in the industry. Our approach reflects the latest in great looks, and fashion from around the world. Our colour lines are manufactured by experts in the field of professional brands: Paul Mitchell, Loreal, Wella, Schwarzkopf, Kudus.

Here's what we offer • Shampoo and blow drying / Hair cutting • Natural hair perm / Natural hair styling • Color : Highlighting, multi dimensional weaves and foils, colour correcting, permanent and semi-permanent tinting • Natural hair extention • Permanant tattoo • Deep conditioning treatment both hair and scalp • Permanent waving and relaxing • Hair cleansing support: Beautiful hair begins with clean hair and a clean scalp: Scalp therapy/Hair growth support. Our hair is the most fragile, yet it is treated the harshest. Protect your hair with our customised More Hair! Salon Hydro Therapy Treatments formulated to restore balance and vital elements to the hair and scalp for optimal hair growth. Our blends of powerful ingredients along with our de-chlorinated water infused with Vitamin C provide treatment plans to recover and nurture you, your hair and your scalp back to health. • Hair colour support: Natural & organic hair colour, which are gentler on the hair, are available. • We do ''Special Occasion Styles'' for weddings, black tie events and proms.

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V.I.P Soi Sansabai

HAIR STUDIO 9

Jungceylon

Patong Sai 3 Rd

Rat-U-Thit Rd

Soi Bangla Patong Beach Rd

PATONG BEACH

Daily 11am – 10pm : +66 76 600108 Jungceylon 2nd Floor, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150 ejshin2000@hanmail.net www.phukethairstudio9.com

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Lemongrass House

Lemongrass founder, 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.

SPA & BEAUTY

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.

25 percent 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 hand-blended 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 and Surin Beach, 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.

“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

สาขาเชิงทะเล ใกลปมน้ำมัน ปตท. Daily 9am – 8pm สาขาสุรินทร ซอยอาวบางเทา ถัดจาก : +66 76 271233 โรงแรมสุรินทรเบยอินน 10/2 Srisoonthorn Rd., Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83100 31 34 D4 F1 www.lemongrasshouse.com To Laguna Hotels Twin Palms Phuket

SURIN BEACH

Surin Bay Inn

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

The Royal Spa and Health Club

Some treatments & packages

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.

Prices range from 1,200 to 6,500 Baht

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, as well as 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 5,000 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. The Royal Spa has 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 at any time. As a special for our 8th year anniversary, we offer 'BUY ONE GET ONE FREE' value.

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The Royal Ayurvedic Massage (90 minutes): Ayurvedic Massage or Abhyanga is a full body massge with medicated oils to balance specific conditions. Hot Stone Massage (90 minutes): Hot Stone Massage is a speciality 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 hours) • The Royal Honey Body Treatment (scrub and wrap) • The Royal Experience Massage • The Royal Facial • Milky Bath

Buy 1 Get 1 Free at every branch This Privilege applies to the 14 following locations: Phuket The Royal Spa & Health Club +66 (0)76 236663 The Royal Spa Ao Chalong Villa Resort & Spa +66 (0)76 381691 The Royal Spa Best Western Phuket Ocean Resort +66 (0)76 286100 The Royal Spa Ramada Resort +66 (0)76 396666-7 The Royal Spa The Village Resort & Spa +66 (0)76 398200-5 The Royal Spa Sugar Palm Resort & Spa +66 (0)76 284404 The Royal Spa @ Malisa Villa Suites +66 (0)76 284760 The Royal Spa The Beach Boutique House +66 (0)76 333113 The Royal Spa Absolute Patong Ville Resort +66 (0)76 294500 The Royal Spa At Panta +66 (0)76 275002-14 Phang Nga The Royal Spa Borsaen Villa & Spa +66 (0)76 418888 The Royal Spa Haadson Resort +66 (0)76 593510 Pattaya: Avarin Spa Managed by The Royal Spa +66 (0)38 256555 Trat: The Royal Spa Koh Chang Kacha Resort & Spa +66 (0)39 551223

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Daily 9am – 10pm : +66 76 236663, +66 76 236056 367/63-64 Yaowaraj Rd., Muang, Phuket 83100 info@theroyalspa.com www.theroyalspa.com

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SAM KONG

To Kathu Bypass Rd.

SPA & BEAUTY

The Royal Spa

To Downtown

Tesco Lotus Bangkok Phuket Hospital

Yaowarat Rd.

THE ROYAL SPA

Vachira Hospital

KHAO RANG


Oasis Spa

Thailand Tourism Awards, Excellent Day Spa 2008, 2010

SPA & BEAUTY

Day Spa of The Year Asia Spa Awards 2012

Where would you be if ... “You were on a lush tropical isle on the Andaman Sea being pampered with the most incredible spa treatments available anywhere?

Find out for yourself why

Enjoy this Special Offer

Oasis Spas has received the coveted “Tourism Award of Excellence Day Spa” multiple times along with many other prestigious awards at any of three Phuket locations.

Buy 1 Get 1 FREE on the following spa packages at Oasis Spa Phuket, in Laguna, Kamala and Kata from now until 31 March 2013

Take an interlude from the beach to discover Oasis Spas with their distinctive Lanna identity. Famous for combining ancient Thai therapy with the latest discoveries in beauty and wellness, you will love the extreme relaxation and rejuvenation … refreshing and revitalization …re-centering and renewal.

Oasis Sky Breeze Spa, Kata With breathtaking views that include the Andaman Ocean and Phuket’s big marble Buddha, this spa truly affords a ‘mountaintop experience.’ Leave the hustle and bustle of modern life behind and reconnect with the beauty of the earth, hear the message on its gentle breezes, and restore harmony within. Consisting of six individual treatment rooms, an outdoor rooftop swimming pool and herbal steam room, this day spa has a capacity for 12 clients. You too, can be one of the fortunate few. Address: 26 Soi Plukjae, Kata, Phuket

King of Oasis Signature Massage 2 hours, THB 3,900++ By the end of this two-hour massage, you will feel wonderful. Enjoy this powerful, yet pleasing treatment combining Thai massage techniques with Aromatherapy massage. Called by some “stress-management” Thai style, it begins with a Thai Herbal Hot Compress along the strong muscle lines followed by a Hot Oil Massage that works and stretches the muscles while reopening the body’s energy pathways.

Oasis Royal Thai Spa, Kamala

Queen of Oasis Signature Massage 2 hours, THB 3,900++ A therapy that combines the best of Eastern and Western massages to bring out your inner strength. The ancient oriental massage integrated into this therapy focuses on the 10 energy lines along which the body's energy works to detoxify, improve organ function, and promote self-healing. The Swedish, Hot Stone, and Aromatherapy Massage further rejuvenates and enhances health and vigour. It realigns a woman’s life-energy, improves digestion, and promotes inner harmony. You will regain your sparkle!

Nestled among perfect sunsets, an unspoiled tropical beach, and cascading mountains lies a modern and beautifully appointed day spa housed in a traditional Thai-style structure. Stepping through the door is like going back hundreds of years to a more gracious time and place. You will be pampered to in one of the eight elegant treatment rooms equipped with its own Jacuzzi, herbal steam room, and shower for maximum capacity of 12 clients. Set the date, a majestic experience awaits. Address: 128 Moo 3 Kamala Rimhad Road, Kamala, Phuket

Oasis Summer Day 3 hours, THB 4,900++ Too much fun in the sun? Restore and protect your skin from the damage of the sun’s rays with this 3-hours spa package. Begin treatment with your choice of Aloe Vera Mint Body Scrub or Aloe Vera Mint Body Wrap … then enjoy a cool, refreshing Body Massage … and finish with a Biodroga® After Sun Facial Treatment that protects, repairs, and smoothes the skin. On the other hand, you could skip the sun and give your skin a therapy session it will love.

Oasis Secret Garden Spa, Laguna

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Daily 10am – 10pm : +66 76 337777 www.oasisspa.net cs@oasisspa.net

KAMALA BEACH

Patak Rd

Oasis Secret Garden Spa

To Karon Kata Rd

LAGUNA

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KATA BEACH

To Layan

Big Budha

Oasis Royal To Surin Thai Spa

To Chalong

Srisoontorn Rd

To Kamala

To Kata Noi

To Patong

Soi Kamala 8

Patak Rd

Oasis Sky Breeze Spa

Entrance of Laguna

Soi PlukJae

BANGTAO BEACH

Nestled in the lagoon of a tropical paradise there is a hidden sanctuary devoted to your relaxation, peace, and the rejuvenation of body, spirit, and soul. Each of the five individual treatment villas and private outdoor showers overlook the tranquil waters of an inland lake. Find your way to us on Lagoon Road, Cherngtalay, near the entrance to Laguna Resort and discover a secret garden. Include private villas for a capacity of 10 clients complete with garden hydrotherapy pool and Thai herbal steam room. This is your invite to a garden of delight. Address: 47 Moo 1 Lagoon Road, Laguna Hotels Entrance, Chengtalay, Phuket

Phuket Fantasea

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“The Best Spa In Southeast Asia”

Sukko means "Beyond Happiness". My first feeling when I stepped through the impressive gates of Sukko Spa was, "I’m in paradise". The Sukko staff are dressed beautifully in traditional Thai style and the spa design, influenced by the ancient Siamese capital, creates a haven of calm yet regal serenity. I felt I had left all my troubles behind.

Chilled out by the soothing background music, my mind was filled with a peaceful wellbeing as I enjoyed the warm traditional welcome (again from Sukko culture) of the ‘Flower Floating Ritual’ – similar to ‘Loy Kratong’, where the idea is to float away past stresses and wish for luck and joy from that moment on. A variety of 40 spa treatments – prepared by Sukko's certified Thai Herbalist and based on ancient Thai medical theory – is offered at Sukko, in packages lasting from 2 to 4 hours. Each package has a specific purpose and can be selected to suit your lifestyle or the way you feel on the day. These herbal recipes and procedures have been handed down through generations and are totally free of petrochemicals, synthetic perfumes or colouring. Some of the herbs and spices are grown in Sukko’s own herb garden and picked just for your treatment, ensuring they are as fresh as can be. I was pampered with the “Be Balanced” package; a 3-hour experience that left me feeling relaxed and refreshed. This 3-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 Sukko Synergy Body Massage (see description opposite).

Signature treatment Sukko Synergy Body Massage 120 minutes, THB 3,100++ Sukko Synergy Body Massage is performed by hands, using finger pressure on energy points and smooth strokes along energy lines. During the movements of the massage, the moleclues of essential oils in Sukko elegant aromatic massage oils will be absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream to benefit the nervous system and other parts of the body while vitamins and minerals – rich silky base oils – nourish the skin. Weak points in the body are retreated, headaches and muscular tension are reduced, skin conditions are improved and concentration and energy levels are increased. All body, mind and spirit are brought to the balance and in harmony. Sukko Spa, one of Phuket’s most luxurious spas, is located on Month of Love Promotion for a couple or 2 persons Start at 10,000 THB Free UPGRADE to “Jantra Exclusive Spa Villa” & transportation service, Valid from now until 28 February 2013 For more details please feel free to visit www.sukkospa.com

“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.

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.

Sukko Spa’s restaurant, Suk Savoey Spa Cuisine, presents a unique concept: "Menu by Blood Types" and "Menu by Elements". 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 ‘Thai Martial Arts’, a traditional and effective art of self-defense.

Daily 10am – 10pm : +66 76 263222 www.sukkospa.com sukko@sukkospa.com facebook.com/sukkospa

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Kwang Rd.

SPA & BEAUTY

Sukko Cultural Spa

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Central Festival

Chao-fa West Rd. To Kathu

Island Furniture & The Courtyard

To Chalong

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Atmanjai Wellness Spa SPA & BEAUTY

More than a massage… a journey to heal the body, relax the mind and free the spirit. Atmanjai is the perfect restorative adventure to release stress and fatigue.

Loving service is our 1st technique

Some treatments & packages

If you are a traveller looking for more than the usual massage and spa treatment, Atmanjai is a haven offering the exact restorative and rejuvenating treatments and programmes you have been seeking.

Thai Treat Package: 90 minutes, THB 2,250 incl all taxes • Aroma Salt Scrub (30 minutes) • Thai or Aromatherapy Massage (60 minutes) Finish with a fresh to order Organic Tropical Juice to revitalize you

In order to best serve you, we take excellent care of our staff, so that they are in the best possible state of health and happiness – you will feel the difference. Services at Atmanjai can be enjoyed from as little as one hour to as long as one month. Our intention is to provide your body exactly what it needs in order for you to optimize your relaxation, energy, clarity and health. Our spa offers a full range of services, including; massage, scrubs, wraps, manicure, pedicure, waxing, yoga and colon cleansing. Before or after your visit we invite you to enjoy relaxing in our beachfront pool. After spa treatments, many of our clients appreciate the opportunity to relax in our beachfront bar which serves a range of made to order fresh, organic juices and smoothies. The poolside SuperNatural Restaurant has a menu that offers a wide range of raw vegan, Thai, seafood and western dishes – something to please everyone.

Refresh & Rejuvenate Package: 180 minutes, THB 4,900 incl all taxes • Walnut Salt Scrub (30 minutes) • Thai or Aromatherapy Massage (90 minutes) • Algotherm Facial (60 minutes) Finish with a fresh to order Organic Tropical Juice to revitalize you Happy & Healthy Package: 4 hours, THB 5,900 incl all taxes • Far Infra Red Sauna + Ozone (30 minutes) • Thai or Aromatherapy Massage (90 minutes) • Ion Cleanse for toxin release (30 minutes) • Algotherm Body Wrap (90 minutes) Delicious and nutritious lunch in our beachfront SuperNatural Restaurant

Whether you visit for an hour, half a day or a full day, your visit to Atmanjai can leave you feeling like you have been on holiday for a week, it’s really that relaxing and restorative. We accept a limited number of clients for our spa and wellness programmess. This ensures high quality service and a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. Daily 9am – 9pm : +66 89 650 6827 Friendship Beach Resort 27/1 Soi Mittrapap, Viset Rd., Rawai, Phuket 83130 bookings@atmanjai.com www.atmanjai.com

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To Naiharn i Sa

Soi Mittraphap

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Atmanjai Friendship Beach

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To Airport

Chalong Circle

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To Rawai

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To Phuket City

Viset Rd Serenity Terraces Tesco Lotus

To Chalong Pier RAWAI BEACH

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ROMANCE

With long ribbons of white beaches and classic tropical sunset scenes, Phuket is full of romantic sights. Enjoying a dreamy Valentine’s Day is as easy as finding a quiet patch of soft sand and cracking open a good bottle of wine to watch the sunset together. But for those wishing to go the extra mile to capture someone’s heart in Phuket, here are a few more ideas:

Sky’s the limit For a truly uplifting experience, and an exciting one too, take to the sky and enjoy sweeping views across the Andaman seascape together from the lofty heights of a Helithai helicopter. If the sight of the steep karsts and gem-toned waters of Phang Nga Bay doesn’t spark some romance, nothing will. www.helithaiandassociates.com

villas exude plenty of romance already but for an added splurge you could try one of SALA’s signature romantic experiences: a ‘Champagne Breakfast for Two’; a ‘Bubble Tub Champagne’ with an aromatic milky bath, a bottle of champagne and hot fudge dessert; or the ‘Candles and Flowers Surprise’ that includes rose petals in the pool, a scattering of tea lights around the pool and bathtub, and a rose petal heart arrangement on the bed. Banyan Tree Phuket has long been synonymous with romance on the island, and both its couples spa retreat and honeymoon package entail an immersion into its private world with endless pampering for two. Sharing a bottle of champagne in the jacuzzi, followed by a cuddle and chocolates on the rose-petal-strewn, downy bed is a fine way to celebrate new love or re-ignite passions that may have slipped away with time. luxuryvillasandhomes.com, www.salaphuket.com, www.banyantree.com/en/phuket

Villa Chi

Decadent escapes Total tranquillity is assured at Villa Chi, one of the villas clinging to the rocks along the Kamala Bay headland at Cape Sienna resort. This three-bedroom modern retreat has its own 16-metre marble pool with a one-storey-high waterfall, a breathtaking view of the sea and sunsets from every room, private butler service and a large projector screen in the master bedroom for snuggly movie watching. The SALA Phuket Resort and Spa’s private pool

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Shanti villa at jivana


ROMANCE

Wedding @ Samsara

Palate passions Italy’s among the world’s most romantic places, and Phuket is blessed with restaurants that offer an authentic Italian experience. Soft lighting, a good range of wine and tasty Italian pastas are the hallmarks of La Gaetana in Phuket Town, always a favourite for couples, as well as Da Maurizio in Kalim. Boasting a divine setting overlooking Patong Bay, Da Maurizio puts on some added flourishes for Valentine’s Day including flowing champagne, a special menu for couples and a red rose for the lady. We’ve heard that more than a few marriage proposals have been staged at this long-running romantic restaurant. www.baanrimpa.com

Da Maurizio

Wedding with a WOW! Renting out a private villa can give a couple’s special day some added intimacy and glamour. Among the villas known for hosting spectacular weddings, Shanti Villa at Jivana estate on Natai Beach in Phang Nga offers a picture-perfect backdrop for a romantic wedding scene: silken white sands, lush gardens, wide terraces and a sprawling villa in a sleek design. A flurry of Instagram photo shares by the wedding guests is all but guaranteed. At a recent wedding in one of the villas in Samsara, a private estate in a magnificent setting on a headland just north of Patong Beach, the bride and groom’s vows were exchanged just as the sun’s rays were transforming the sea and sky's golden glow to fiery red behind them. A dramatic and memorable moment for the couple and their friends and family who watched in awe. www.phuketvillasandhomes.com, www.shibumithailand.com

Romance on the seas Sailing away and exploring some exotic tropical islands for days on end is the epitome of a romantic escape, and there are many ways to do this from Phuket. A typical Faraway Yachting Charters trip starts with a bottle of champagne and fresh fruit to welcome

the couple on board its luxury catamaran. With the well-appointed cabin one side of the catamaran reserved for the couple’s exclusive use, there’s no feeling of intrusion on any part of the journey. The trip may include stops at the islands of Maithon and Phi Phi Ley, the beautiful Railey Beach, plus more remote places. Couples have plenty of time to themselves to enjoy a paddle together on a kayak or a stroll on a quiet beach with a couple of glasses and a cooler with ice and champagne. For those arriving from beyond Phuket, there’s a full VIP treatment from the moment they step off the plane, including fast-track immigration and limousine taxi transport. There’s a fantastic fleet of luxury motor yachts on Phuket, too, such as Andaman Cruises (see page 9) or Da Vinci Sunseeker (see page 20) for indulging in a romantic engine-powered sea journey. www.chartercatamaran.com, info@chartercatamaran.com

Romantic seclusion

Simple pleasures For a more rustic romantic adventure, hire a long-tail boat and head out for a snorkel session for two on Coral Island, or take a long-tail sunset cruise around Cape Promthep. If it’s inspiring views you’re after, drive up to Rang Hill in Phuket Town, or try cosying up in the hilltop sala at the wind turbine lookout point near Cape Phromthep to gaze out at the Nai Harn Bay panorama.

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Our Services • Pest Control ISS Pest Control uses proprietary formulas of residual chemicals, gels, baits and fogging treatment to effectively control crawling and flying insects. All chemicals adopted by ISS Pest Control meet international safety standards. Whilst having a lasting effect, treatments are safe to the environment and to humans.

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• Termite Control Professionally qualified ISS Termite Inspectors provide a room-toroom examination of all timber components to detect damaged wood or possible termite infestation with advanced termite detecting devices. If termite infections are suspected, chemical treatment or termite intercepting & baiting systems will be applied to ensure all termite colonies are exterminated.

• Landscaping Services With our skilled and motivated ISS staff, we can provide flexible solution that is adapted to every customer's needs. We can design and construct a wide range of Landscaping Service i.e. Design and Construction of Landscaping, Green Area Construction and Plant Relocation, Daily Maintenance tasks to clean and clear. The clients will obtain economies of scale by adding this service. Often, time and resources are wasted because tasks are delegated to a range of different suppliers and partners. ISS Property Services can provide of a long list of services that contribute to optimising the value of a company’s property services budget. Our services can be combined in numerous ways, as selected services or as a complete solution focusing on resource optimisation, efficiency and systematic planning. As a matter of fact, we can handle all tasks related to the physical environment in and around the premises with highly skilled employees as well as an extensive network of sub-contractors. Our objective is to contribute to the existing property investment by servicing the facilities optimally. ISS Property services is the single solution provider covering all property needs.

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Essential living To complete any living environment you need to add the finishing details. Dressing the room and adding the essentials is often where you can really personalize the space and create something unique to you and your home. At BMP you will discover a diverse collection of loose furnishings to complement your living including luxurious leather lounge suites and elegant dining tables as well as essential office and living room furniture for your property.

Dream Kitchens Featuring acrylic, ceramic, glass and high gloss lacquer doors and panels to exceed your expectations. We combine the latest technology in panel finishes with an innovative design data base to provide our customers with a spectawcular bespoke and unique end product with a low maintenance and superior durability finish. Combine this with our own range of Quartz and Granite work surfaces, as well as leading brand appliances, to make your kitchen, so often the focal point of style and sophistication in any home, stand out from the crowd. Bedroom Bliss The bedroom is the last refuge for anyone with a busy hectic lifestyle. Everyone deserves a little luxury in their life, so why not let your desires run free in your most treasured space. Here at BMP we have the means to make you feel relaxed and refreshed when you interact with our products. Soft close functions on all of our hardware and smooth tracking systems for sliding doors with lightweight aluminium frame, make operating things easy. Our series of wall or pole type modular systems can manage larger spaces and our range of waterproof products for the bathrooms will complement any design.

For more information or to see our vast range of products, please contact the branch nearest you‌ B.M.P. Phuket99/34 Moo 5 Chalermprakiet R9 Rd., T. Rassada, A. Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand +66 76 255340-1 Fax: +66 76 255339 bmpthai@gmail.com B.M.P. BKK 2083 Pathanakarn Rd., Suanluang, Bangkok 10250, Thailand +66 2 720 4206-7 Fax: +66 2 720 4208 bmpbkk@yahoo.com B.M.P. Samui 39/22 Moo 5, T. Meanam, A. Koh Samui, Suratthani 84330, Thailand +66 81 968 5324 brianna@ipmsamui.com www.bmpthai.com

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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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The Charm Residence PROPERTY CHOICE "Closest Beach Condominium" in Patong

Location: The Charm Residence is the closest condominium to the beach in Patong, Phuket's best-known beach, making the resort special. Patong Beach has virtually no other developments that are within 50 metres to the beach and are available for outright ownership, making this a unique opportunity for investors. The location will not only strengthen the ability to rent the units once completed, but will also strengthen the potential for capital growth as there are few locations that are as close to the beach as this project. Since the project is located at the northern end of Patong Beach it is only minutes away from the entertainment/shopping/ restaurant district, which make up the heart of Patong, but is still at the quiet end of the beach with less noise and less traffic.

project. High quality finishing of the common areas and resort amenities plus the interiors of the units makes this a high quality development.

Specification: The Charm Residence offers 3 main styles of units: pool access unit, standard unit and duplex unit. The individual units have large beds and wardrobes, pantry and dining facilities, spacious bathrooms with bathtubs and showers, a lounge area with a couch and entertainment center with writing desk. The furnishings have been carefully selected to ensure ease of maintenance and longevity.

The development is easily accessed off of the main "beach road" (Thaveewong Road). The location is ideal for families, retirees and couples alike.

Price Range: Prices start from 5.9 million baht to 16.8 million baht. Concept: The Charm Residence is seen by its attention to detail in the design components of the resort, including the tropical architecture and the contemporary interior decor. The Interior decor has Asian influences mixed with contemporary design elements, which are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Space: The common areas of the development such as the infinity rooftop pool and sun deck add value to the properties within the

Contacts 200/24 Patong Beach Front Road, Patong, Kathu 83150 : +66 76 344499 : +66 76 344944 info@thecharmphuket.com www.thecharmphuket.com

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Location: Vista del Mar development offers a unique lifestyle and investment opportunity in a truly stunning location – in Naithon, one of the best and unspoiled beaches of Phuket, on Naithon’s ‘Golden Mile’, neighbouring several multimillion-dollar developments. Vista del Mar pool villas are carefully nestled on the hilly slope overlooking Naithon between 30 - 70 metres above sea level offering superb sea and sunset views from each villa, just 600 metres from the sea and only 15 minutes from Phuket airport via a scenic hillside road.

Price Range: Vista del Mar is the only new sea view villa development in this price range, from 35 million baht, in the luxury property sector on Phuket West coast.

Concept: The stylish contemporary design of Vista del Mar was inspired by the great American architect Frank Lloyd Right and his iconic ‘Fallingwater House’. Villas completely open out to a stunning sea and sunset view, and the lush hills behind the villas offer a cooling shade and a shelter…

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The lower floor of the villa is perfect for hosting guests with a separate living/home theatre area and three bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom and large private terrace.

Design and Construction: The villas are delivered on a turn-key basis, with stylish contemporary interior decor, air-conditioning, European style sanitary ware, state-of-the-art kitchen appliances, built-in furniture and landscaping. Vista del Mar offers a rare opportunity of creating a personalized design of your own dream home.

About the Developer: Vista del Mar has harnessed the talents of its truly international development team with more than 20 years of extensive international experience, ranging from housing projects in Canada, Switzerland and Finland to resorts in South East Asia to very successful chic developments here in Phuket. Management: Villa owners will enjoy full management and rental services, security (24/7), satellite TV and broadband Internet, a children’s playground and Vista del Mar Beach Club with a restaurant right on Naithon Beach.

Space: Vista Del Mar villas are 400 to 700 sqm over two levels. An alluring Feng Shui entrance with waterfalls leads from a covered car park directly to the upper (main) level of your villa. Here you find 12x4 metres private infinity swimming pool, spacious master bedroom, open space kitchen, dining and living areas, all with a fabulous sea view.

Contacts Vista del Mar Phuket 15 Moo 4, Naithon, Sakhu, Thalang, Phuket 83110 : +66 84 840 7624 : +66 76 273051 sales@vistadelmarphuket.com www.vistadelmarphuket.com

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Wings PROPERTY CHOICE

Location: Located in quiet, natural surroundings in an historical area

About the Developer

of Phuket near Layan and Bangtao beaches, the 46 secluded single story private homes are akin to a collection of artworks – lovingly designed to offer a sanctuary of peace and inspiration.

The Attitude Club was found from a small architect design and real estate management company in 1999 named "Roof Co., Ltd." The founder's aspiration is to improve the quality of architect design and management in Phuket to be as much proper standard as in Bangkok.

Price Range: Starting price from 5.7 million baht. Concept: Wings is a creative boutique collection of one and two bedroom pool villas especially suited to trendy singles and couples wanting a private, modern abode.

Space: The homes each cover 216 square metres (sqm) with at least half of the area dedicated to outdoor living, including a 23.48 sqm roof terrace – large enough to easily accommodate a big table with a sun umbrella and deck chairs. Privacy is complete once inside each compact Wings compound, where the elongated 17.6m x 8m arrangement offers a very spacious and functional living environment; separating the living area, bedroom and bathroom, but keeping them well lit with natural light. The bathroom’s skylight is a novel yet practical feature, which keeps the space well lit with sunlight. Set in the garden surrounded by a high wall, the 15 sqm swimming pool can be directly accessed from the living area, through fulllength sliding glass doors.

Then, we have opportunity to expand our business into various styles of villa and condo development under brand of Twovillas Group which are Oriental Style / Onyx Style / Oxygen Style / Wings and another businesses grow up to serve our customer solution which are Villa management, furniture distribution and design, hotel and hostel. At present The Attitude Club operates 7 businesses as following; 1. Roof Design & Management 2. Saiyuan Estate 3. Wings 4. No.12

5. Two Villas Holiday 6. Foto Hotel 7. Blu Monkey Hostel

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

Contacts Place & Space Co., Ltd. 68/2 Moo 4, Thepkrasattri, Thalang, Phuket 83110 : +66 83 595 5255 : +66 81 970 0742 : +66 76 610 233 wings@twovillas.com www.twovillas.com facebook.com/wingsphuket

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The Eva

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 Harn 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: 16 sea view houses in a secure estate. Only 3 houses are available with 3 and 4 bedrooms on a 600 sqm built-up area and living area of 357 sqm. Prices range from 20.4 up to 22.4 million Baht. Specification: 3 levels with panoramic sea view roof top, built in Sala, BBQ area, jacuzzi, and the option to install an elevator. The developer has put a lot attention on quality building and finishes. All materials are long lasting and low maintenance cost. The project has been created to be environmentally friendly and gives a lot of possibilities for outdoor activities.

Design & Construction: Phase 1: Completed and sold out. Show unit is available for inspection. Phase 2: Under construction, completion scheduled in Nov, 2012. 30 years construction guarantee.

Contacts Sales Office: Soi Friendship, Rawai : +66 89 588 1919 : +66 88 756 0382 sales@thai-evagroup.com www.thai-evagroup.com

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by eva group PROPERTY CHOICE

Location: Set on the beach front, all units offer uninterrupted sea

Design & Construction: Phase 1. All beach front villas are under

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 Harn 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.

construction. Villas delivered by July 2012 are available. Show unit is available for inspection. Phase 2, sea view villas, construction started October 2011. 30 years construction guarantee.

Price Range: This 22 villas beach front 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 cost. Teak wood, natural rock, Italian marble, imported Belgium windows and doors, German sanitary items, smart electric control, special Japanese sand spray paint, video call system are standard. The project was created to be environmentally friendly and gives a lot of possibilities for outdoor activities.

Contacts Sales Office: Soi Friendship, Rawai : +66 89 588 1919 : +66 88 756 0382 sales@thai-evagroup.com www.thai-evagroup.com

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Kata Rocks

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

Price Range: 34 Sky Villas ranging from 1 to 4 bedrooms. All have their own infinity swimming pools and completely uninterrupted sunset views. Prices start from 32 million Baht. Concept: Kata Rocks is being developed to the highest standards, incorporating the highest levels of luxury, as a private estate with its own oceanfront residential Club House. Our award-winning Sky Villas are a cross between a villa and an apartment. Much larger than most apartments, all feature their own swimming pools and there is a maximum of three units on each block giving the very intimate feel of a villa. The oceanfront Club House will have its own large swimming pool, a bistro and sunset bar. There will also be a luxury spa and gym along with a quiet reading lounge and business center.

About The Developer: The developer behind Kata Rocks is Richard Pope, who for over 20 years has specialized in developing and managing high-end residential projects in London. In 2010, the Kata Rocks Club Penthouse was named “Best Apartment in the World” by the International Property Awards, and in 2011 was named “Best Apartment in Asia Pacific” for the second consecutive year. The architect is 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 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.

Contacts Kata Rocks Co., Ltd : +66 76 284750 info@katarocks.com www.katarocks.com

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Anchan Villas PROPERTY CHOICE

Location: The Anchan Villas site was chosen with care to ensure residents enjoy the peace and tranquillity of a 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 situated in the surrounding neighbourhoods of Laguna Village, one of the islands most desirable residential areas. The pristine sands of Bang Tao Beach are nearby and Phuket International Airport is just a short drive away.

Price Range: Prices range from 23 - 42.7 million baht. Concept: Nestled in one of Phuket's most prestigious residential areas against a dramatic mountainous backdrop are nine uniquely exclusive yet affordable single storey villa style homes, each with its 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, offering the peace and tranquility of a secluded location, yet just 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 built up areas start from 515 - 1,135 sqm. and rest on plot sizes from 768-1,573 sqm. The master bedroom is separated from the main living room. Our standard house plan offers a large swimming pool of 14.5m x 5m and a large wooden terrace connected to the living room, master bedroom and garage. The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms are separated to enjoy their own private garden.

Anchan Villas are well designed, using only high standard materials and were nominated as “HIGHLY COMMENDED” Best villa Development (Phuket) Thailand Property Awards 2012.

Design & Construction: 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 seeking a second home in the tropics in a secure neighbourhood. Services provided by the project’s management 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.

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, general repairs an 24-hour security. Villa rental management is also offered to home owners who want a return on their investment by renting out their home while they are away.

Contacts Pearl Island Property Co., Ltd. Khun Joop Saetiw, Sales Director : +66 81 797 0552 38/2 Moo 6, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110 : +66 76 362600-1 : +66 76 362602 info@anchanvillas.com www.anchanvillas.com

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88 Land & Houses Hillside Phuket

Location: 88 Land and Houses Hillside Phuket is set in a truly central

Space: Provided for all residents in the estate are various facilities,

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 tourists spots. Easy access to major department stores such as Central Festival, Tesco Lotus, Big C, Index Living Mall and Home Pro 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.

namely a park on the hillside with a panoramic viewpoint, featuring a children's playground, a swimming pool and a gym. In terms of security, we keep the estate safe 24 hours with a key card and CCTV system.

Price Range: Prices start from an affordable 6.9 million Baht. Concept: Tropical serenity is the theme of 88 Land and Houses Hillside Phuket; the houses are meant to exude a sense of relaxation as if you were staying in a resort every day. Branding the project “88”, all houses, will have a number beginning with “88”. 88 Land and Houses Hillside Phuket strived to provide a house that feels like a resort gateway, wherein dwellers can rest and relax, away from the hustle and bustle and in tune with the hillside location. We try our best to make sure that once you step into the house, you will feel as if you are walking into a garden in a mini forest. Right from the arch at the entrance to the estate, we use large trees for the main structure so that true relaxation begins there − and we go the extra mile to preserve the natural vegetation while landscaping the estate. Coming into 88 Land and Houses Hillside Phuket should instantly give the feeling of escape from the chaos outside after a long day at work. Providing a peaceful escape that is luxurious and convenient is the main goal. This project is available for only 100 families only.

Specification: This project occupies a space and there are 3 more Modern Tropical designs of houses to suit. Topaz has 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms in 170 sqm, Sapphire has 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms in 201 sq.m., and Jasper has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms in 272 sqm where the 4th bedroom is on the ground floor (which can be adapted to be a small office). They are all designed especially for the slope of the hillside, categorised into ‘Up’ and ‘Down’ style. Every house is constructed under the theme of ‘Baan Sabai’ (comfy house) of Q-con light weight concrete panels, solar reflective tinted glass windows to lower temperature in the house, bathrooms where the wet and dry areas are clearly separated, separate cold and roomtemperature pantry rooms, air-con in every bedroom, water treatment, water pump and water tank underground − and a finished garden.

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.

Contacts 88 Land & Houses Sales Office 88/1 Moo 5, Chaofa Road West, Chalong, Muang, Phuket 83130 : +66 76 521888, +66 76 383888 : +66 76 521555 info@lhphuket.com www.lhphuket.com

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Karon Butterfly PROPERTY CHOICE

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

Price Range: The company can offer to the customer a variety of apartment sizes and prices: • Flowers Unit apartment (Building E) start from 3 million Baht • Butterfly apartment (Building F and G) from 1 to 2 bedrooms, start from 4.9 million Baht.

Concept: Karon Butterfly Condominium combines Italian and Thai design, creating a modern style that reflects the best of the two cultures. Specification: At the end of February 2010, the first phase of the project was completed: • Building F with 9 apartments from 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and living room on the ground floor all with exclusive gardens and portico - arcade (now available one unit), the first and second floor units all have a balcony with seaview (sold). • Building G with 7 apartments from 1 and 2 bedrooms. Now available; 3 units on the ground floor with exclusive garden and portico – arcade price start from 4.9 million Baht • Facilities: 300 sqm swimming with jacuzzi (completed); restaurant, fitness and wellness centre (future construction). The second phase of the project under construction is Building E and is composed of a different type of apartment called “Flower Unit”. They are apartments on three levels from 35 to 64 sqm and consist of a kitchen

corner with one bedroom (some units in open plan) with 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 Unit has sea-view or garden-view. The price starts from 3 million Baht.

About The Designers: The Italian Studio of Architecture STArg (Studio Tecnico Associato Architetti Rubelli e Gussago) (info@starg.it) has worked together with Thai Architects SRYT IKON STUDIO (sryt@ windowslive.com) to design the project and to follow the construction. See www.starg.it for details of other projects undertaken. The construction company is the KMIT. The owner Khun Kovit Chankong, together with his professional team, is well experienced in the construction and renovation of Luxury Project Villas, Residential Luxury Villas, Complex Apartments, Commercial/Office Buildings, etc. With the ethics of engineering professionals, they are committed to offer a professional service to our clients. "SAFETY" is our prime principle together with the "SATISFACTION" of our clients. KMIT Construction Services 188/36 Moo 4, T. Thepkrasattri A. Thalang, Phuket 83100 Tel/Fax: +66 (0)76 313048 Mobile: +66 (0)81 652 0795 info@kmitconstruction.com www.kmitconstruction.com

Contacts SUER Real Estate Co., Ltd Patak Rd., Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100 : +66 86 471 3791 : +66 81 892 0247 Pok 089 973 1863. sales@karonbutterfly.com Gianluca 084 923 2953. margianlu@hotmail.it info@karonbutterfly.com www.karonbutterfly.com

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PROPERTY CHOICE

The Aspasia Phuket

Location: Located on the northern peninsular of one of the most

Space: The Aspasia’s double tiered swimming pool reflects the

precious bays on Phuket, Kata Beach.

natural waterfall sound of the rainforest. The development also hosts a good quality restaurant, spa and gym.

Price range: A one bedroom A two bedroom A three bedroom

75 sqm 9.5 million baht 210 sqm 20 million baht 380 sqm 90 million baht

Concept: The only development on the island of its kind. The Aspasia has been designed to blend in with the sea, sky and the luscious vegetation.

Specification: 1 bedroom with living room, kitchen and balcony 75 sqm. 2 bedroom with living room, kitchen and balcony 210 sqm. 3 bedroom with living room, kitchen, movie room and balcony 340 sqm.

Contacts 1/3 Laem Sai Road, Kata Beach, Karon Sub-District, Muang, Phuket 83100 : +66 76 333033 : +66 76 333035 info@aspasiaphuket.com www.aspasiaphuket.com

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The Accenta Phuket PROPERTY CHOICE

Location: A 2 minute walk will bring you down to the northern part

Specification: Two types of units, single bedroom with kitchen,

of Kata Beach, a beach that is not too crowded.,

living room and balcony or a three bedroom with plunge pool on the balconies.

Kata village is only a 5 minutes stroll away, where a wide selection of shops, restaurants and bars are to be found.

Price Range: Sea view apartments from 9 million baht to 46 million baht.

Concept: A tropical dream. During the day enjoy the views of the sea eagles gliding above the trees and beach, or watch the sunbirds feasting on the nectar from the flowers on the terrace. In the evening sit on the terrace while watching the stars and the falling stars, and the only sound you hear is the sea and the cicadas.

Space: Common area: In the common area a lap pool (22m) together with a gym with superb seaview. There is a private parking spot to the apartment. Full hotel service (cleaning, laundry, room service, restaurant etc.) is available if required, by a well functioning management company.

Contacts 1/20 Laem Sai Road, Kata Beach, Karon Sub-District, Muang, Phuket 83100 : +66 76 333033 : +66 76 333035 info@accentaphuket.com www.accentaphuket.com

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Tucked away in a quiet residential area, amid the embrace of the nature, in the western part of Phuket Island is The Lake House Phuket. Not very far from the region's renown Laguna Phuket Resort Destination, the development is set well apart from mainstream tourism on Phuket's west coast. However, it is close enough to amenities and facilities the island has to offer. The Lake House : 2-4 Bedroom pool villas We offer an affordable luxury home for executives or families, which have a total of 7 lake front pool villas priced from 12-20 million baht.

Our European standard open-plan lake view villas incorporate a contemporary oriental design style and each features a private pool,

Jacuzzi, garden and ''Thai Sala'' relaxation area, all adding to your comfortable tropical island life. The Secret Garden : 3 bedroom pool villas 2 storey semi-detached 3 bedrooms pool villas with total inner area 180 sqm, outer area 130 sqm, total land plot 280 sqm. Pricing at 9 million baht. Located in a peaceful and quiet area closed to Laguna. The Lake House project is a development by Phuket Greenland Property, Co.,Ltd, a developer who has extensive experience working for big developments throughout Thailand for many years. Being contractors themselves, they ensure every detail of the construction meet the highest standards by incorporating the best practices of the construction industry. A quality craftsmanship you can trust. Management The Lake House will be offering a full management and rental services, ensuring home owners and visitors consistently receive high standards of service. So iP asa k 13

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Our properties focus on privacy, security and simplicity, and are situated within close proximity of a host essential amenities. We use the highest quality, while providing the greatest value: making it easy for you to be successful in building your new home.

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Renting Property in Thailand

As the high season continues in Phuket and other Thai resort destinations, visitors and residents alike will seek to find new accommodation, often in the form of property rentals. Renting property in Thailand is generally governed by the Civil and Commercial Code, which provides specific rights and obligations on both tenant and landlord (or, in legal parlance, lessee and lessor). Such rules apply to all forms of rental arrangements, from a weeklong holiday apartment to decades-long land leases. This article will present an overview of Thai property rental regulations, with a focus on the rights and liabilities of the lessor and lessee. Time Requirements and Lease Registrations The law requires that leases with terms greater than three years are registered at a government Land Office.This requirement therefore doesn’t apply to short-term apartment or house rentals, but is applicable to most land or building lease arrangements in resorts, assuch leases are usually long-term in nature. In any case, the maximum period of a lease in Thailand is 30 years. At the end of the 30-year period, the lease term may be renewed for an additional 30-year period, though such renewal is ultimately at the discretion of the parties, and not required by law. Rights and Liabilities of the Lessee Use of the Property Lessees are required to use the leased property in a manner that is “ordinary and usual”, or as described in the lease agreement. In other words, if a residential property is rented, a lessee cannot use it to operate a commercial establishment. As such, it is important that the lease agreement clearly states the purpose of the rental (e.g. residential, commercial). The lessee must then comply with that purpose. Payment of Rent Of course, a lessee’s primary obligation to the lessor is to pay rent. If a lessee fails to pay rent, the lessor may terminate the agreement. In the event that rental payments are due on a monthly basis or a longer interval, the lessor has the obligation to provide at least 15 days notice that the rental payment is due. A well-drafted lease agreement should clearly specify the terms of the rental payment as well as when payment is due. Further, the lease agreement should contain a provision governing security deposits and their return to lessees at the end of the lease period. Contractual ambiguity regarding the return of a security deposit can easily lead to a dispute between lessor and lessee. Sub-leasing Generally, a lessee cannot sublease rented property, unless the lease agreement expressly provides for this. In such cases, the sublessee (i.e. the party renting from the lessee) is directly liable to the lessor. For example, if the sub-lessee fails to pay the rent, the lessor can make a claim directly against the sub-lessee. As with most instances regarding lessee’s rights, if a lessee intends to sub-lease, or at least wants to have the option, it is important that such option is stated in the lease agreement.

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Alteration Lessees are not permitted to make any alterations to the rented property without the owner’s permission. If a lessee does make such alterations without permission, the property must be restored to its original state and the renter is liable to the lessor for any loss or damage resulting from the changes. While long-term lessees may perceive the property as “theirs” due to the length of the lease term, such renters should remember that they are nonetheless subject to the law’s restrictions on alterations. As a result, such lessees should ensure that they obtain permission before making any unpermitted changes to the property to avoid disputes with owners. Rights and Liabilities of the Lessor Condition of the Property and Defects The lessor is obligated to provide the rented property to the lessee in a state of good repair. It is thus recommended that prior to renting a property, a potential lessee examines the property for defects and requests that any defects are repaired as a condition of rental. Note, however, that under the law, the lessee still has the right to terminate the lease agreement if defects exist after taking possession of the property. What is more, the lessor is legally responsible to repair any defects in the property which arise during the lease term. Conclusion When renting property in Thailand (or anywhere), renters and owners should ensure that their lease agreement specifically takes into account each party’s rights and obligations. Ambiguous or silent provisions have the potential to give rise to disputes and costly litigation. As such, lessors and lessees should be aware of Thai laws governing renting property, and enter into well-drafted agreements accordingly.

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Location When considering the purchase of property anywhere in the world, location is always the most important factor for capital appreciation and rental return… Plunge Tropic Villas fills this need. Located just 2 minutes from Phuket’s most beautiful white sand, Nai Harn Beach, Plunge Tropic Villas is in the heart of Phuket’s favorite expat area where everything is so conveniently near… hundreds of restaurants offering every culinary delight you can imagine, shopping at every corner, grocery stores just steps away, and all the tourist facilities you could possibly need. If you want to get away from the crowded tourist areas, but still have all the conveniences of a holiday destination at a fraction of the cost, Plunge Tropic Villas at Nai Harn Beach is the place for you.

Choice of Floor Plans Plunge Tropic Villas is inspired by the dream to have a tropical villa where the indoor and outdoor spaces merge to become one…. Spacious indoor living areas flow smoothly to grand outdoor terraces with both sunny and shaded areas surrounding the infinity edge pool with relaxing Jacuzzi and romantic Waterfall. We offer the choice of 1, 2 or 3 bedroom villas plus a wheelchair plan. Each villa offers 188 sq. m. to 235 sq. m. with Teak Vaulted Ceilings, Solid Wood Floors, private Attached Carports, built-in Wardrobes, Walk-in Closets and wide opening doors that give each villa a feeling of grand open spaces, yet at a price far below current market value. Plunge Tropic Villas satisfies the high demand for a reasonably priced villa with exceptional quality.

Investment Combining this prime location with value pricing and exceptional construction quality guarantees you long term capital appreciation

and high rental returns. For investors, holiday home buyers, or long stay residents, we offer a complete range of property management and rental options to suit everyone’s needs.

Dare to Compare Going…. Going…. Gone! With prices starting at 5.9 million baht, we dare you to compare our Quality, Location and Investment Value. Come and see our Show Villa or contact us now to take advantage of our introductory pricing. For more information info@plungetropicvillas.com www.plungetropicvillas.com :+66 86 686 2389

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2,000 sq m showroom Complete home fit-outs Contract packages to your budget Loose or built-in to your own design Huge selection of flat bamboo furniture Reclaimed teakwood furniture View of our 2,000 sq m showroom.

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HÄFELE introducing the latest Gas hob “Livorno Series” Unique with diverse functions To meet all needs of the new generations

The two-burner gas hob with tempered glass top (HH-772GG) and with stainless steel top (HH-772GS) also come with two 4.5 kW triple-ring burners, also with 5-nozzle gas injection supply to the burner, to ensure the strongest heat and efficient use of gas.

HÄFELE (Thailand) Limited, a leading manufacturer of furniture fittings, architectural hardware and electronic locking systems, reveals the latest Gas hob “Livorno Series”. The gas hob comes with electric ignition system, iconic design, and diverse functions to meet all needs of the new generations. “Livorno Series” – the latest gas hob with electric ignition system from HÄFELE is unique, with tempered glass and stainless steel top. The three-burner gas hob with tempered glass top (Model HH-773GG) and with stainless steel 304 top – (HH-773GS) come with 4.5 kW triple ring burners and 1.7 kW semi-rapid burner. Fivenozzle injection supplies gas to heating burner, quickly but using LPG gas efficiently. Moreover, these hobs have strong, attractive, flat and long-lasting cast-iron supports. Most importantly, they have an integrated with “Fire Failure Detection” feature in each burner. If the burner flame is extinguished accidentally or unintentionally (e.g. when some liquid boils over or when there is draught in the room), gas supply is automatically cut off within 10-15 seconds, thus preventing the gas escaping into the room.

HÄFELE introduces the latest “Livorno Series” - The gas hob comes with European standard electric ignition system. It comes in 4 models through iconic design, and diverse functions to meet all needs of the new generations. Livorno Series 1. Livorno Series – HH-772GG Cat.No. 534.02.547 Price 13,000.2. Livorno Series – HH-773GG Cat.No. 534.02.527 Price 17,000.3. Livorno Series – HH-772GS Cat.No. 534.02.546 Price 13,000.4. Livorno Series – HH-773GS Cat.No. 534.02.526 Price 17,000.-

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THINGS TO DO

Phuket has plenty of choices when it comes to places to see and things to do. This month we’d like to offer you a guide to some activities which will give you an insight into Phuket’s cultural side away from the usual tourist attractions. We hope that this may enhance your holidayexperience and perhaps persuade you to return in the future. Continued on page 71

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Phuket Thai Hua Museum The oldest Chinese school in Phuket, Thai Hua School was built in 1911 and has now become the Thai Hua Museum, serving as a community and exhibition centre for baba arts and culture. The museum is a two-storey building with the upper level balconied internally to look down on the ground floor. Many of the exhibits and artifacts relate to the art and culture of China. Some of the old schoolrooms still remain as they were in the past with old school desks and photographs of former students. The Phuket Thai Hua Museum is on Krabi road. It’s open on Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 8pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 8pm. Entrance is free. It's certainly worth a visit.

Old Phuket Town Much of Phuket’s development has taken place in the last ten years and the building style is resolutely modern – some say, stridently so; but parts of Phuket City are little changed from a hundred years ago. At that time the island was a busy trading port and supported a thriving tin mining industry. The then captains of industry built their prestigious homes in the Sino-Portuguese style. Narrow housefronts ornately decorated with red and gold, the mystic signs representing sacred guardians of the access, yielded to storied accommodations with tall ceilings and interiors often incorporated delightful gardens. Nowadays the streets in the Chinese quarter have transformed themselves into busy thoroughfares featuring antique shops, speciality restaurants and more. Well worth a visit.

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TRI PROPERTY

Adisorn Vivakanond Ceo, Tri Property Co., Ltd Tri Property CEO Adisorn Vivakanond is a pioneer of creative urban living concepts that have transformed the lifestyle real estate landscapes of Bangkok and Phuket. Tri Property firmly established its niche in the residential property market in 2009 with the launch of 'Proud Condominium' in Bangkok, followed by 'Proud X2', both in the capital's Cheangwattana district. In 2012, the CEO with noteworthy lineage and a Thai-western education in design and construction, led Tri Property's highly successful debut in Phuket with Zcape Condominium in July, followed by the launch of Zcape X2 Condominium in December. When did you set up the business? in 2009 in Bangkok, just as the effects of the credit crunch in the USA were being felt around the world. At first we focused on bringing affordable accommodation options to Bangkokians with Proud and Proud X2 condominiums. The combination of a compact condo concept in a convenient location proved very popular. With Phuket's growing population (about 9,000 new residents each year) we saw a similar need for Tri Property's unique brand of affordable housing on the island. What were you doing before? I've always been involved in real estate. In the early years my time was split between Thailand and the United States, where I attained master's degrees in Construction Management from Western Michigan University and then Environmental Engineering from San Fransisco State University, before returning to settle in Bangkok. The next five years were very productive. I went straight into real estate as a project manager but I'd always had a strong desire to make a unique contribution to the residential real estate market, so Tri Property was established and I haven't looked back since. What’s unique about Tri Property? Our aim is to stand out as a leader not a follower, which we achieve with attention to every detail. For example, when we embark on a new project, we physically test everything − from the durability of the furniture to the comfort of the seating and bedding. Tri Property's residential projects are unique for each location as they're determined by real market demands and incorporate cutting-edge designs for multi-purpose space and convenience. What are your main challenges? We aim to stay ahead of the curve with design innovation for the next generation that's practical, tasteful and stylish, which sometimes means we have a

particular concept that we want to develop and then have to find a way to make it possible. This usually requires input of expertise from a range of different skills. What's your main target market? We're always thinking ahead to the needs of local residents. Zcape and Zcape X2 are well suited to singles, couples and small families with 'multi-dimensional' lifestyles. What's your approach to marketing Tri Property? Before launching Zcape in Phuket we did extensive research on the needs of the local residential market and directed our marketing campaign at creating awareness among local buyers and regional investors. What do you like most about what you do now? If the customer is happy, I'm happy. It's fun to improve people's lifestyles and always good to know that our condo owners get great value for money and will always feel they made a sound investment. And what do you like least…? I'm perfectionist, so anything that doesn't meet expectations can be annoying. What do you expect to achieve within the next 3-5 years? We'll continue to develop Tri Property's niche in the market with stylish and practical housing in prime locations. Thailand joining the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015 is exciting for the country and the region. As such, we aim to bring more trendy accommodation opions to the global real estate market. What do you see as your biggest successes to date? I'm pleased to say that all our projects to date have been successful in terms of their marketability and being right for the market demands, which of course equates to happy customers. Both Zcape Condominum and Zcape X2 have been very successful. However, for me, the real mark of success is having a great team in which everyone enjoys their job and has a feeling of fulfillment in bringing new and exciting living concepts to the market. What is your over-riding ambition at this stage in your life? The future for Tri Property is bright and I'm looking forward to one day leaving a legacy of lifestyle innovations that will last many lifetimes. For further information about Tri Property Co., Ltd +66 84 444 0707-9 sales@z-phuket.com www.z-phuket.com

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GOVERNMENT OFFICES Phuket Customs +66 76 211105 Harbour Master +66 76 391174 Immigration Authority +66 76 221905 TAT, Phuket OďŹƒce +66 76 212213 Department of labour +66 76 211995 LOST CARDS American Express 273 002 244 City Bank 1588, +66 2 232 2484 Diners Club +66 2 383 660 HSBC 1590 JCB Card +66 2 256 9151-4 Mastercard 001-800-11-887-0663 Visa 001-800-11-535-0660 EMBASSIES & CONSULATES Austria +66 76 248334-6 #35 Czech +66 76 249400 #1501, 3330 Finland +66 76 330530-3 Germany +66 76 610407 Irish +66 76 281273 Italy +66 76 323029 Korea +66 76 234452 Morocco +66 76 219881-2 Norway +66 76 230130 Sweden +66 76 380000 United Kingdom +66 76-318188 +66 89 874 9080 LANDLINE SERVICE CENTRE TOT 1100, Chalong +66 76 367200 +66 76 367238 Patong +66 76 340199 TT&T Koh Keaw +66 76 272 800-14 CAT Phuket Town +66 76 216861 +66 76 216879 Patong +66 76 341102-3 MOBILE PHONE CALL CENTRES GSM 1175, Dtac 1678, True 1331 COURIERS DHL Phuket +66 76 355850 TNT Phuket +66 76 239804-6 Thailand Post 1545

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Tri Property Ups The Ante With

Zcape X2 Concept Condo

Perfect Prices, Prime Location Spark Massive Investor Interest in Zcape X2 Concept Condo by Tri Property Zcape X2 Condominium by Tri Property offers perfect prices in a prime residential location with eco-architecture aimed at fulfilling multi-dimensional lifestyles.

Tri Property has generated massive interest among regional property investors and upped the ante in the local residential property market with the launch of another affordable condominium with eco-friendly architecture in a prime location in Cherng Talay. Following successful sell-out début in Phuket of Zcape Condominium by Tri Property in July, the Thai developer has now added another dynamic dimension to Phuket's lifestyle trends with the December 15 launch of another innovative condo concept: Zcape X2 Condominium. Forming part of a new cosmopolitan community near Bangtao Beach on the west coast, the green architecture of Zcape X2 Condominium adds another dimension to the future of island lifestyles with oneand two-bedroom lake and pool view homes starting from 1.49 million baht. Situated next to Boat Avenue, Zcape X2 residents will enjoy exclusive access to Thailand's first 'container mall'. Designed to be energy efficient and with a variety of innovative features to fulfil multi-dimensional lifestyles, Zcape X2 Condominium's 191 one- and two-bedroom homes range from 26sqm to 40sqm in a modern seven-storey residence with exclusive resort-like facilities. Local visionary, Tri Property CFO Chaiwat Tuntiwiwat: “Zcape X2 Condominium is exclusive, exotic and affordable with 62-metrelong lap pool and children's play pool, an Exclusive Pool Lounge and Fitness Centre with a 180-degree lake and pool view. Urban Property Pioneer and Tri Property CEO Adisorn Vivakanond: “Tri Property is dedicated to building vibrant communities of like-minded people who are seeking an ideal lifestyle of balance between work and leisure.” The Tri Property partners put the Zcape concept success down to offering affordability and convenience in a prime location with

Zcape X2 Condominium's smartly designed one- and two-bedroom units combine many innovative space saving, multi-purpose features to bring a healthy balance between work and leisure.

smart, innovative “desirable design” for today's multi-dimensional, international lifestyles. Zcape X2 features more space-saving innovations pioneered by Tri Property, such as sliding partition walls and multi-purpose 'Moveable' furniture, plus a built-in kitchen with plenty of storage space. “The location was chosen for its 'green design' potential. The northand south-facing units minimize direct sunlight while positioning maximizes natural ventilation to reduce power consumption,” said Adisorn. Bangtao Beach is a short walk from the residence, as well as major commuting routes linking the airport and Phuket Town centre. “Ultimately, Tri Property's Zcape condo concept is a perfect fit for the next generation of Phuket residents looking for affordable style and convenience,“ said Adisorn. For more information visit www.z-phuket.com sales@z-phuket.com : +66 84 444 0707-9

Quick Facts Property: Zcape X2 Condominium Number of units: 191 (furnished) Unit Types: 1 & 2 bedroom Start Price: 1.49 million Unit Sizes: 26 sqm-40 sqm Floors: 7 Total Land Area: 1-2-45 rai Developer: Tri Property Co., Ltd. Designer/Architect: Preen Studio Pre-Sales Launch: 15 December, 2012 Construction Start Date: Early 2013 Completion Date: Early 2014

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Zcape X2 Condominium and Boat Avenue Shopping Street is the result of collaboration between pioneering property developers Tri Property and Boat Development to establish a vibrant cosmopolitan community in Cherng Talay on the west coast of Phuket.


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