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ISSUE 69 # MAY 2013

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Regulars Phuket Island map What's on: on & off Phuket (including the movies) Word of mouth People profile: Desmond Hughes Phuket’s Gentle Giant Social Phuket Standup Paddle in Phuket Business Profile: Jon D Ashenden Legal matters: Trust Accounts, Deposits, Reservations, Purchase Monies and Sales Proceeds (Part2) Things to do in Phuket Useful telephone numbers

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Cars, Yachts & Yachting Car sales: Sure Motors Cholamark Boat Sunsail yacht charters & sales DaVinci Yacht Charters Phuket tide tables: May - June 2013

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Cover photos: Top: Laem Ka Beach close to Ka Villa Rawai Phuket Bottom: Dusit Thani Pool Villas

Shopping, Dining & Leisure Recipe: Khoa Soy Pla Salmon Dining around Phuket Helicam: Laguna Shores - a new angle on life

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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) The View Evatown Resort Eva Beach by Eva Group Kata Rocks Anchan Villas 88 Land & Houses Phuket Karon Butterfly Resort The Aspasia Phuket The Accenta Phuket The Emerald Terrace Condo Shivalai Plunge Tropic Villas Myphuketproperties St. James Properties BMP: Custom designed furniture Tile-It: Phuket's quality tile boutique HĂ„FELE: Padlocks ISS Facility Services: Cleaning Service

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WHAT'S ON

in Phuket Tennis tournaments •

Phuket International Rugby •

Till 4 May 2013 @ Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club Chang ITF Pro Circuit 2013 - The ITF Women's Circuit is a series of professional tennis tournaments run by the International Tennis Federation for female professional tennis players. The ITF professional tennis tournament, with prize money of USD25,000, is a high standard tournament which will allow spectators to watch top female athletes from many countries compete. Contact: Virapol Cholvibul, Tel: +66 76 336000. virapol.c@thanyapura. com. www.thanyapura.com.

24-26 May 2013 @ Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club, Thalang 15th Phuket International Rugby 10s 2013. This year, as at all Phuket 10s tournaments, funds will be raised for the Asia Center Foundation www.asiacenterfoundation.org.

Battle of the Young Bands • 4 May 2013 @ Hard Rock Cafe Phuket, Patong Battle of the Young Bands 2013 – Final. Legend Music is once again holding the Battle of the Young Bands competition in association with The Hard Rock Cafe Phuket and Class Act Media. Saturday afternoons from the second weekend in March sees bands from local schools, or those who are home school on the island, competing in the first round heats. The winning band from each weekend showdown will play in the final event on May 4. Visitors to the website can vote online for two bands also to play in the final event. www.legendmusic.net.

Family Festival •

This year is the 11th anniversary of the foundation as well as the Rugby 10s association with it and they will be trying to beat the record for raising cash. At the moment the programme supporst close to 100 kids in the school scholarsip programme. Teams who cannot make the tournament this year have already pledged to continue supporting their sponsored child through the coming year. www.phuketrugby10s.com.

International Conference • 26-27 May 2013 @ Cape Panwa Hotel ICASC 2013 - International Conference on Advance in Soft Computing 2013. ICASC 2013 is a leading annual computing conference for all researchers home and abroad. With the rapid development of industry and information technology, researchers in all fields discuss new ideas connected with soft computing. ICASC 2013 will provide a valuable opportunity for researchers, scholars and scientists to exchange their ideas face-to-face. www.icasc.org

15 May-31 October 2013 @ Laguna Phuket Summer Family Festival planned include art classes with Artist-inResidence, Zumba fitness sessions in Latitude Marquee, theme parties, and more. And a popular return attraction for the youngsters at this year’s festival will be the Kidz Fun Zone, serving up afternoons of sports skills, cooking lessons, adventure and educational activities, golf excursions and outings to local amusement parks, from just THB 200 per session. www.lagunaphuket.com/events/family-festival.

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in Phuket IBAP The International Business Association of Phuket Regular Meeting on 2nd Friday each month. This time the subject will be Bangkok Post political commentator Voronai Vanijaka speaks about democracy in Thailand at Royal Phuket Marina. +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. 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-clubpatong.org. www.lions-club-patong.org. 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. ACYC Ao Chalong Yacht Club 2013 ACYC Keel Boat and Multihull Club Championship Race 6 is on the 19th May. All are welcome to sail. Contact Scott: +66 81 985 6879. sduncanson@quantumsails.com. www.acyc-phuket.com. PIWC Phuket International Women's Club Club Committee Meeting - 1st Thursday of each month. Meet & Greet (casual coffee morning) - 2nd Thursday. Monthly Luncheon (restaurants around Phuket) - 3rd

Thursday. Coffee Morning (at a member's house) - 4th Thursday. Contact: Carole Dux on +66 76 316711. info@phuketiwc.com. www. phuketiwc.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 / www.acgphuket.com.

WHAT'S ON

Regular Events

Entertainment May Choices RUN HKT!!! @ Seduction Beach Club & Disco, Patong The Bangkok Invaders are bringing you the best of the best in party DJs and MCs.... Alongside DJ Buddah & DJ ONO, your hosts for the new monthly party RUN HKT will be some of the hottest DJs you can find in Thailand. Don't miss out every first saturday of the month: RUN HKT!!! Live bands @ Sanaeha, Phuket town Live music a few nights with great live bands performing, including a female singer who covers hits from the 1960s every Tuesday to Saturday. Live Music nightly @ Tai Pan, Patong Live Music every night with international singers. Classic Rock through to the latest dance hits. The show is on every night through to 11.45pm. Live Jam nights @ Skyla's Beach House, Kamala An activity Beach House Restaurant & Cocktail Bar offering you chilled international music including live jam nights. They also teach many activities, including surfing & 'SUP'. Live jazz jam sessions @ Music Matters jazz bar, Phuket town One of the hidden places in Phuket town to go for Jazz, Salsa, Caribbean, African, South American or any other exotic great music. Live jazz jam sessions are on every Wednesday and Saturday night.

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

WHAT'S ON

movies

IRON MAN 3 Genre: Action ,Adventure & Sci-Fi Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley Hamilton, James Badge Dale Tony Stark/Iron Man finds his world reduced to rubble by a malevolent enemy and must use his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him and to destroy the enemy. Brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man is pitted against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible.

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STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Genre: Action, Adventure & Sci-Fi Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin, Simon Pegg When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.

FAST & FURIOUS 6 Genre: Action, Crime & Thriller Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Gina Carano, Luke Evans, Michelle Rodriguez Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), Brian O’Connor (Paul Walker) and the crew find themselves on the wrong side of the law once again as they try to pull off a high-octane heist on the streets of Europe – with federal agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) hot on their tails.


3-7 May @ Ocean Marina, Jomtien Beach, Chonburi Thailand's only marina-based regatta sees a whole host of small craft take to the water, with kids competing in Optimist dinghies outshining the 'big boats' − at least from a spectator's point of view. +66 38 235 300, +66 81 811 8930. www.topofthegulfregatta.com.

Preserve Hua Hin Heavy Half Marathon 2013 5 May @ Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan This year, the 1st Place winners will receive the HRH Princess Sirindhorn trophies. Free shuttle buses are available for all participants departing at 4.30 - 5am. +66 32 511047 ext 101-102. www.amazingfield.org.

Yasothon Bun Bang Fai Rocket Festival 11-12 May @ Yasothon Beautiful rockets are paraded to the launch site. Local people dress in colourful traditional costumes and dance to accompany the procession. The highlight is launch time. Noisy folk music and cheers accompany each liftoff. The rocket that reaches the greatest height wins. +66 45 243770, +66 45 250714

The Phantom of the Opera is coming to Bangkok 7 May-2 June @ Muangthai Rachadalai Theatre, Bangkok Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, allegedly the “most beloved” musical on Broadway, makes it’s way to Southeast Asia, with a three-and-a-half week run from early May through the start of June. Tickets are 1,500 Bath to 5,500 www.thaiticketmaster.com.

Samui Regatta 2013 25 May-1 June @ Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui Keen racers from all over Asia and Australia come to enjoy Samui's warm waters and local hospitality. www.samuiregatta.com.

9 June Run & Walk Paradise Laguna Phuket International Marathon @ Laguna, Phuket 15-16 June Hua Hin Jazz Festival 2013 @ Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan 21-30 June MIT 2013 : Made in Thailand 2013 @ IMPACT Muang Thong Thani, Nonthaburi

WHAT'S ON

The Top of the Gulf Regatta 2013, Platu Coronation Cup & Thailand Optimist Nationals

UPCOMING EVENTS

off Phuket

22-24 June Phuket Baba Wedding @ Thalang Rd. 6-7 July Phuket Airshow & Family Picnic @ The Phuket Airpark, Paklok, Thalang, Phuket 10-12 July Bun Luang and Phi Ta Khon Festival @ Loei 15-17 July Kathu Cultural Street Festival @ Kathu District, Phuket 17-21 July Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2013 @ Cape Panwa Hotel, Phuket 21 July Pattaya Marathon @ Chon Buri 22-23 July Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival @ Ubon Ratchathani 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.

Ice Cream Phuket

China Inn Café & Restaurant

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Open 11am-9pm. Samkong Village off Yaowarat Rd. behind Bangkok Hospital.

Mon-Wed 11am-5pm. Thu-Sat 11am-9pm. Close on Sun. Thalang Rd., Phuket Old Town. An historic Chinese house with lovely décor. Serving Thai-European food . A tasty red duck curry or fish with tamarind sauce are the best. The vegetarian selection includes mushroom curry with tofu and mixed vegetables − a good choice for the veggie-peeps. Full breakfast costs 190-220 baht. Soft drinks also fair priced at 40 baht.

Simple place with a few plastic chairs, no air conditioner but packed every day. Offers a great variety of fresh ice cream options. Prices start at 28 baht for four scoops of your choice of topping, ranging up to 40 baht. 'Special'. Highly recommended is the deep-fried ice cream.

Yellow Door Restaurant

Bamboo House

A small restaurant with a yellow door. Seating is simple and mostly in the open , with chairs and tables probably a bit tiny for the western bum. Basic rice and noodle dishes start at just 35 baht, Thai Spicy salads around 70 baht. This place is cool and increasingly popular as the word spreads about the food .

One of the best breakfasts in this area, a favourite amongst locals looking for hearty and value for money English grub. Eggs cooked any style , bacon , sausage , beans and toast; sausage and egg baguettes, sandwiches and more make great morning fare . Popular Thai dishes also available throughout the day.

6pm-midnight. On the road that runs alongside Bangkok Hospital heading towards Rang Hill.

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6am-noon. Chao-Fa Rd. East, next to SCB Bank, 300m from Jee Teng Intersection. Roti Chaofa has been open for more than 30 years, serving the Roti Namkang (Muslim panfried bread with a small bowl of curry made with your choice of chicken , beef or lamb) + a fried egg. Cost around 50 baht. Rotis Mataba, which have many ingredients folded into the middle are something should not miss too.

we'll include it little bar or restaurant and Tell us about your favourite ge-asia.com ima fon@ to: ils deta il in 'Word of Mouth'. Ema

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PHUKET-BASED HUGHES KRUPICA

Desmond Hughes This month WINDOW on Phuket catches up with an international professional who has been part of the Phuket scene for 10 years. It's been a while since we last spoke. What are you doing now? I've entered into a partnership with Robert Krupica and Khun Pongsak Daengkaew; we've formed HughesKrupica, an international legal services provider, specialising in legal services for the real estate, hospitality and leisure industries. Bring us up to date on your last few years. In 2003, I assisted with setting the Phuket office of my former law firm. I went onto own and manage several offices, increasing my investment as I expanded the business into Vietnam and Indonesia and added further offices in Thailand. I trained a diverse mix of associates, some of whom went on to try their hand at being partners in businesses or managing their own offices. Passing on my knowledge and experience to others, whilst continuing to improve my own skills, has been rewarding and satisfying. However, the mission of improvement continues. Why do you remain committed to Phuket? I believe, and have witnessed, that Phuket has an amazing diverse mix of business people: successful people, all enjoying the fruits of their success. It's a melting pot of Thai people mixed with foreign interests with a strong base of tourism and related businesses. Every year new hotels, businesses, leisure activities and developments spring up, keeping Phuket a fresh and amazing part of Thailand. Long may that continue. Do you intend to expand HughesKrupica? I have no hesitation or fear in expanding our business to other parts of Thailand and jurisdictions, having done this before. But I believe in expansion through balanced and cautious investment, sustainability and smart structuring. That my partners share this vision helps me sleep well at night. We will have representation in Bangkok in due course, but will be clever about the way we service and allow clients to receive services in other jurisdictions, with an emphasis on ensuring quality is not affected through overstretching resources. What is your work philosophy? I believe in being happy at work, and passing on this good feeling to clients, colleagues and others. Where do you live now, and why? I've lived in most places on the island – even in Patong whilst I got my bearings! But I soon decided that didn't suit me. The first office I worked in was on the very dangerous Patong Hill. I lived for a few years in Chalong and also near Phuket Town, but finally settled on buying a place in Kathu. Aside from HughesKrupica, do you have any other business interests? I love the freedom of being in a new business environment with partners who have an aligned way of thinking. This has helped develop a few business ideas. I'm putting together, slowly, a structure for Private Equity Investments in hand-picked projects around the region − but I'm so busy with the legal services business, that I'm making sure I'm not distracted by other opportunities. The investment business is being developed with a view to ensure that no member has to commit too much time, but can contribute their network to the business. This will not be a business centered around any one person – but a group of well connected business people pooling their resources and experience, for the benefit of investments in real projects and opportunities. As you are not eligible to be a Thai lawyer, how do you maintain your own academic abilities and development? Thai law is definitely the domain of Thai lawyers − unless and until Thailand ever opens up this profession to foreigners. This could be a possibility under the Asian Economic Community, but that remains to be seen. International lawyers must have an ability to thread together local laws, international practices and client needs

− and develop business models while working with Thai lawyers, and lawyers of other nationalities, to deliver a rounded, qualitydriven service to clients. There are lots consultants and foreigners in Thailand, many of whom have good professional backgrounds, who can assist with training and development of less senior Thai staff and professionals, to allow the labour market and skills in that market to benefit Thailand. I think working with clients every day also helps refine legal skills and abilities, regardless of nationality. I certainly have a non-xenophobic, all-embracing approach to success in business. Anything Else? I recently undertook the Overseas Lawyers Qualification Examination in Hong Kong, and thankfully passed those, which for me was a combination of proving that I'm still able to take and pass examinations whilst running a well-staffed business. What do you do to relax in Phuket? Well, Phuket residents often see the beach and the beautiful sea, but don’t get much time to enjoy it. Some of my favourite times are when my family visit, and I get to visit them, go to lovely restaurants most nights, and spend time in the swimming pool catching up on family news. I really enjoy the fine dining in Phuket and across Asia. Whenever I travel, I look for the best truly local cuisine, and the recommended fine dining establishments, to get a flavour of the food scene. This is enhanced through my experiences in the Châine Des Rôtisseurs, which is a global club exemplifying all that is passionate about gastronomy. I'm also building up a fairly extensive whisky collection, which is best shared with friends on special occasions. What do you like and dislike about living in Phuket? I love the cultural mix, its international feel with the twists of being an island. I dislike intensely the disregard for human life and safety on the roads, and some of the unnecessary violence. I think better policing and some more focused infrastructure investment over time may improve things, but I certainly don’t qualify to give public opinions on Thai politics. The dinner table, with friends and others, is where I share my personal views. Could you tell us about your private life? I try to be a little more private as I get older, but I'm now married, plan to have a family soon and simply enjoy spending time with my family and close friends.

For Further information about Desmond Hughes HughesKrupica Consulting Co. Ltd International Legal Services Provider: Real Estate; Hospitality; Leisure. www.hugheskrupica.com

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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

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport THB 999,000

Toyota Fortuner (V)

PRE-OWNED: White, 2012, 2.5 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Mag Wheels, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, 43,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Silver Bronze, 2007, 3.0, Auto, 4W, Electric Wing Mirrors, Mag Wheels, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, 112,xxx KM.

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

Toyota Prius

Toyota Innova (V)

Honda New CRV

THB 1,070,000

THB 920,000

THB 840,000

Isuzu Mu 7

THB 950,000

THB 799,000

PRE-OWNED: TRD Sportivo, White, 2011, 1.8 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Mag Wheels, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, 28,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: White, 2011, 2.0 Auto, Electric Wing Mirror, Mag Wheels, Central Lock, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD 33,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Silver Bronze, 2008, 2.0 Auto, 4WD, Electric Wing Mirrors, Mag Wheels, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, 93,xxx KM.

Toyota New Altis (G)

Toyota Vigo (G)

Toyota Vigo (E)

THB 658,000

THB 785,000

THB 478,000

PRE-OWNED: Silver, 2010, 1.6 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Mag Wheels, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, 95,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Black, 2011, 3.0D, Auto, 4 Doors, 4WD, Electric Wing Mirror, Mag Wheels, Central Lock, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, 39,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Silver Bronze, 2007, 2.5 Manual, Electric Wing Mirrors, Mag Wheels, Power Steering, Standard Seats, CD, 85,xxx KM.

Toyota Vigo Prerunner (E) THB 640,000

Mazda 2 (5 Doors)

Toyota New Vios (E)

PRE-OWNED: Sillver Bronze, 2011, 2.5D, Manual, Electric Wing Mirror, Mag Wheels, Central Lock, Standard Seats, ABS, CD, 27,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Blue, 2011, 1.5 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Mag Wheels, Navigator, Standard Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, 27,xxx KM.

THB 549,000

THB 480,000

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

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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CHOLAMARK BOAT Company was established in Phuket in 1989. The company has about 30 employees and we build inflatable boats and RIB's in the range of 2.10 metres to 7.50 metres. We offer repair service, general overhauls and tube replacements.

Our work is done with the expertise of a European manufacturer. Cholamark Boat Co., Ltd. is the local dealer for Williams Performance Tenders, a service station for Avon Inflatables Limited and DSB of Germany. • We offer a wide range of inflatable boats made from Neoprene/Hypalon. • In addition to our Cholamark models we also offer Williams and Highfield tenders. • Professional repairs of all Neoprene and Hypalon Dinghies, re-tubing and general inflatable dinghy overhauls. • Stock in our showrooms includes RIB's and soft floor dinghies. • We manufacture dinghy covers, sun shades, cushions with closed cell foam and supply and use anti skid mats. • We are also licensed to repack liferafts. A pick up and delivery service can be arranged. • Parts for dinghies - repair sets, air pumps, paddles, oars and dinghy wheels • Rental of dinghies. • Outboard engines, life rafts, self inflating life jackets, hand flares, parachute te flares. • Stainless steel work (316), Argon Welding and perfect polishing. Cholamark is open in Chalong from 08:30-17:30, Monday-Saturday. Our office and shop is located opposite Soi Sukee on Chaofa Road, Chalong and so very close to Chalong Bay.

The dinghy ramp at the opposite end of Soi Sukee and close to “The Lighthouse” makes for easy collection and delivery subject to tidal restrictions (see page 22 for tide tables).

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For more information Cholamark Boat Co., Ltd. 16/29 Moo 8, Chaofa Road, Chalong, Phuket 83130 : +66 76 283112 : +66 76 283113 hans@hansboat.com www.hansboat.com

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YACHT CHARTERS

sales@sunsailasia.com www.sunsailasia.com

2012 New Yachts Available Now

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SUNSAIL BROKERAGE: Sunsail now have several models of used yachts coming out of the fleet 2011. WELL MAINTAINED, EXCELLENT VALUE.

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EXPERIENCE PHUKET FROM YOUR OWN CREWED PRIVATE YACHT: Sunsail day charters are available throughout the year, offering a unique way to experience Phuket and its surrounding islands, without the crowds.

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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 89 588 3476 bruce@davinciphuket.com www.davinciphuket.com

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tables 2013 USEFUL INFO Ko Thaphao Noi (Phuket)

Predicted heights of water in metres above lowest low water

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1.6

1.6

1.8

2.1

2.4

2.7

2.8

2.8

2.6

2.4

2.0

1.7

1.5

1.4

1.5

3

1.7

1.9

2.1

2.3

2.5

2.5

2.4

2.3

2.0

1.8

1.7

1.7

1.8

2.1

2.3

2.5

2.6

2.7

2.6

2.4

2.1

1.9

1.6

1.5

4

1.5

1.6

1.8

2.0

2.3

2.5

2.6

2.6

2.4

2.2

2.0

1.8

1.7

1.7

1.9

2.1

2.3

2.5

2.7

2.6

2.5

2.3

2.0

1.7

5

1.5

1.4

1.5

1.7

2.0

2.3

2.6

2.7

2.7

2.6

2.3

2.0

1.7

1.6

1.6

1.7

2.0

2.3

2.5

2.7

2.7

2.6

2.3

2.0

6

1.6

1.3

1.3

1.4

1.7

2.1

2.4

2.8

2.9

2.9

2.7

2.3

1.9

1.6

1.4

1.4

1.6

1.9

2.3

2.6

2.8

2.8

2.6

2.3

7

1.9

1.5

1.2

1.2

1.4

1.7

2.2

2.6

3.0

3.1

3.0

2.7

2.2

1.7

1.4

1.2

1.3

1.6

2.0

2.4

2.8

2.9

2.9

2.6

8

2.2

1.7

1.3

1.1

1.1

1.4

1.9

2.4

2.9

3.1

3.2

3.0

2.5

2.0

1.5

1.2

1.1

1.2

1.6

2.1

2.6

2.9

3.0

2.8

9

2.5

2.0

1.5

1.2

1.0

1.2

1.6

2.1

2.7

3.1

3.3

3.2

2.8

2.3

1.8

1.3

1.0

1.0

1.3

1.8

2.3

2.7

3.0

2.9

10

2.7

2.2

1.8

1.3

1.1

1.1

1.4

1.9

2.4

2.9

3.2

3.3

3.1

2.6

2.1

1.5

1.1

1.0

1.1

1.5

2.0

2.5

2.9

3.0

11

2.8

2.5

2.0

1.5

1.2

1.1

1.2

1.6

2.1

2.7

3.1

3.3

3.2

2.9

2.4

1.8

1.3

1.0

1.0

1.3

1.8

2.3

2.7

2.9

12

2.9

2.7

2.3

1.8

1.4

1.1

1.1

1.4

1.9

2.4

2.9

3.2

3.3

3.1

2.6

2.1

1.5

1.1

1.0

1.2

1.6

2.0

2.5

2.8

13

2.9

2.8

2.5

2.0

1.6

1.3

1.2

1.3

1.7

2.2

2.6

3.0

3.2

3.2

2.9

2.4

1.8

1.4

1.1

1.1

1.4

1.8

2.3

2.6

14

2.8

2.8

2.6

2.3

1.8

1.5

1.3

1.3

1.5

1.9

2.4

2.8

3.1

3.1

3.0

2.6

2.1

1.6

1.3

1.2

1.3

1.6

2.1

2.4

15

2.7

2.8

2.7

2.4

2.1

1.7

1.5

1.4

1.5

1.8

2.2

2.6

2.9

3.0

3.0

2.8

2.4

1.9

1.5

1.3

1.3

1.5

1.9

2.2

16

2.5

2.6

2.7

2.5

2.3

2.0

1.7

1.5

1.5

1.7

2.0

2.4

2.7

2.9

2.9

2.8

2.5

2.2

1.8

1.5

1.4

1.5

1.7

2.0

17

2.3

2.5

2.6

2.5

2.4

2.2

2.0

1.8

1.7

1.7

1.9

2.1

2.4

2.6

2.8

2.8

2.6

2.4

2.1

1.8

1.6

1.5

1.6

1.8

18

2.0

2.2

2.4

2.5

2.5

2.4

2.2

2.0

1.9

1.8

1.8

2.0

2.2

2.4

2.5

2.6

2.6

2.5

2.3

2.1

1.9

1.7

1.6

1.7

19

1.8

2.0

2.2

2.4

2.5

2.5

2.5

2.4

2.2

2.0

1.9

1.9

1.9

2.1

2.2

2.4

2.5

2.6

2.5

2.4

2.2

1.9

1.7

1.6

20

1.6

1.7

1.9

2.1

2.4

2.5

2.6

2.6

2.5

2.3

2.1

1.9

1.8

1.8

1.9

2.1

2.3

2.5

2.6

2.6

2.5

2.3

2.0

1.7

21

1.5

1.4

1.6

1.8

2.1

2.4

2.7

2.8

2.8

2.7

2.4

2.1

1.8

1.6

1.6

1.7

2.0

2.3

2.5

2.7

2.8

2.6

2.3

2.0

22

1.6

1.3

1.3

1.4

1.7

2.2

2.6

2.9

3.0

3.0

2.8

2.4

2.0

1.6

1.4

1.3

1.5

1.9

2.3

2.7

2.9

2.9

2.7

2.3

23

1.9

1.5

1.2

1.1

1.3

1.8

2.3

2.8

3.1

3.3

3.2

2.8

2.4

1.8

1.3

1.1

1.2

1.5

1.9

2.4

2.8

3.0

3.0

2.7

24

2.3

1.8

1.3

1.0

1.0

1.3

1.8

2.4

3.0

3.3

3.4

3.2

2.8

2.2

1.6

1.1

0.9

1.0

1.4

2.0

2.5

3.0

3.1

3.0

25

2.7

2.2

1.6

1.1

0.9

1.0

1.4

2.0

2.6

3.2

3.5

3.5

3.2

2.7

2.0

1.4

0.9

0.8

1.0

1.5

2.1

2.7

3.1

3.2

26

3.0

2.6

2.1

1.5

1.0

0.9

1.0

1.5

2.1

2.8

3.3

3.6

3.5

3.1

2.5

1.8

1.2

0.8

0.8

1.1

1.6

2.2

2.8

3.1

27

3.2

2.9

2.5

1.9

1.4

1.0

0.9

1.2

1.7

2.3

3.0

3.4

3.6

3.4

3.0

2.4

1.6

1.1

0.8

0.9

1.2

1.8

2.4

2.8

28

3.1

3.1

2.8

2.4

1.8

1.3

1.1

1.1

1.3

1.9

2.5

3.0

3.4

3.5

3.3

2.8

2.2

1.5

1.1

0.9

1.0

1.4

1.9

2.4

29

2.8

3.0

3.0

2.7

2.3

1.8

1.4

1.2

1.2

1.6

2.1

2.6

3.1

3.3

3.3

3.1

2.6

2.0

1.5

1.1

1.0

1.2

1.6

2.0

30

2.5

2.8

2.9

2.8

2.6

2.2

1.8

1.5

1.3

1.4

1.7

2.2

2.6

3.0

3.2

3.1

2.8

2.4

1.9

1.5

1.2

1.2

1.4

1.7

31

2.1

2.4

2.7

2.8

2.7

2.5

2.2

1.8

1.6

1.5

1.6

1.9

2.2

2.6

2.8

3.0

2.9

2.7

2.3

1.9

1.6

1.4

1.4

1.5

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Predicted heights of water in metres above lowest low water

Source: Hydrographic Department, Royal Thai Navy

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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

1.8

2.1

2.4

2.6

2.7

2.7

2.5

2.2

1.9

1.7

1.7

1.7

1.9

2.2

2.5

2.7

2.8

2.7

2.5

2.3

2.0

1.7

1.5

1.5

2

1.6

1.8

2.1

2.3

2.6

2.7

2.7

2.5

2.3

2.1

1.8

1.7

1.7

1.9

2.1

2.3

2.5

2.6

2.6

2.5

2.3

2.0

1.8

1.6

3

1.5

1.6

1.8

2.0

2.3

2.6

2.7

2.7

2.6

2.4

2.1

1.9

1.7

1.7

1.8

2.0

2.2

2.4

2.6

2.6

2.5

2.4

2.1

1.8

4

1.5

1.5

1.5

1.7

2.0

2.4

2.6

2.8

2.9

2.7

2.5

2.1

1.8

1.6

1.5

1.6

1.8

2.1

2.4

2.6

2.7

2.6

2.4

2.1

5

1.7

1.5

1.4

1.5

1.7

2.1

2.5

2.8

3.0

3.0

2.8

2.5

2.1

1.7

1.4

1.4

1.5

1.8

2.2

2.5

2.7

2.7

2.6

2.3

6

2.0

1.6

1.4

1.3

1.5

1.8

2.2

2.6

2.9

3.1

3.0

2.8

2.4

1.9

1.5

1.3

1.3

1.5

1.9

2.3

2.6

2.8

2.8

2.6

7

2.3

1.9

1.5

1.3

1.3

1.5

1.9

2.4

2.8

3.1

3.2

3.0

2.7

2.2

1.7

1.3

1.1

1.2

1.6

2.0

2.4

2.7

2.9

2.8

8

2.5

2.1

1.7

1.4

1.2

1.3

1.6

2.1

2.6

3.0

3.2

3.2

2.9

2.5

1.9

1.5

1.2

1.1

1.3

1.7

2.2

2.6

2.8

2.9

9

2.7

2.3

1.9

1.5

1.3

1.2

1.4

1.8

2.3

2.8

3.1

3.3

3.1

2.8

2.2

1.7

1.3

1.1

1.2

1.5

1.9

2.4

2.7

2.9

10

2.8

2.6

2.1

1.7

1.4

1.2

1.3

1.6

2.1

2.6

3.0

3.3

3.2

3.0

2.5

2.0

1.5

1.1

1.1

1.3

1.7

2.2

2.6

2.9

11

2.9

2.7

2.4

2.0

1.5

1.3

1.2

1.4

1.8

2.3

2.8

3.1

3.3

3.1

2.8

2.3

1.7

1.3

1.1

1.2

1.5

1.9

2.4

2.7

12

2.9

2.8

2.6

2.2

1.8

1.4

1.3

1.3

1.6

2.1

2.5

3.0

3.2

3.2

3.0

2.5

2.0

1.5

1.2

1.1

1.3

1.7

2.2

2.5

13

2.8

2.9

2.7

2.4

2.0

1.7

1.4

1.3

1.5

1.8

2.3

2.7

3.0

3.2

3.1

2.7

2.3

1.8

1.4

1.2

1.3

1.5

1.9

2.3

14

2.6

2.8

2.8

2.6

2.3

1.9

1.6

1.4

1.5

1.7

2.1

2.5

2.8

3.0

3.0

2.9

2.5

2.0

1.6

1.3

1.3

1.4

1.7

2.1

15

2.4

2.7

2.8

2.7

2.5

2.2

1.9

1.6

1.5

1.6

1.9

2.2

2.6

2.8

2.9

2.9

2.6

2.3

1.9

1.6

1.4

1.4

1.6

1.9

16

2.2

2.5

2.7

2.7

2.6

2.4

2.2

1.9

1.7

1.6

1.8

2.0

2.3

2.6

2.7

2.8

2.7

2.5

2.2

1.9

1.6

1.4

1.5

1.6

17

1.9

2.2

2.5

2.6

2.7

2.6

2.5

2.2

1.9

1.8

1.7

1.8

2.0

2.2

2.5

2.6

2.7

2.6

2.4

2.2

1.9

1.6

1.5

1.5

18

1.6

1.9

2.2

2.4

2.6

2.7

2.7

2.5

2.3

2.1

1.8

1.7

1.7

1.9

2.1

2.3

2.5

2.6

2.6

2.5

2.3

2.0

1.7

1.5

19

1.5

1.6

1.8

2.1

2.4

2.7

2.8

2.8

2.7

2.4

2.1

1.9

1.6

1.6

1.7

1.9

2.2

2.4

2.6

2.7

2.6

2.4

2.1

1.7

20

1.5

1.4

1.4

1.7

2.0

2.4

2.8

3.0

3.0

2.9

2.6

2.2

1.8

1.5

1.4

1.5

1.7

2.1

2.4

2.7

2.8

2.7

2.5

2.1

21

1.7

1.4

1.2

1.3

1.6

2.0

2.5

2.9

3.1

3.2

3.0

2.6

2.2

1.7

1.3

1.2

1.3

1.6

2.1

2.5

2.8

2.9

2.8

2.5

22

2.1

1.6

1.2

1.1

1.2

1.5

2.1

2.6

3.1

3.3

3.3

3.1

2.6

2.1

1.5

1.1

1.0

1.1

1.6

2.1

2.6

2.9

3.0

2.9

23

2.5

2.1

1.5

1.1

1.0

1.1

1.5

2.1

2.8

3.2

3.5

3.4

3.1

2.5

1.9

1.3

0.9

0.8

1.1

1.6

2.2

2.7

3.0

3.1

24

2.9

2.5

2.0

1.4

1.0

0.9

1.1

1.6

2.3

2.9

3.4

3.6

3.4

3.0

2.4

1.7

1.1

0.7

0.8

1.1

1.7

2.3

2.8

3.1

25

3.1

2.9

2.4

1.8

1.3

1.0

0.9

1.2

1.8

2.4

3.1

3.5

3.6

3.4

2.9

2.2

1.5

0.9

0.7

0.8

1.2

1.8

2.4

2.9

26

3.1

3.1

2.8

2.3

1.7

1.2

1.0

1.0

1.4

1.9

2.6

3.2

3.5

3.5

3.2

2.7

2.0

1.3

0.9

0.7

0.9

1.4

2.0

2.6

27

3.0

3.1

3.0

2.7

2.2

1.6

1.2

1.0

1.2

1.5

2.1

2.7

3.2

3.4

3.3

3.0

2.5

1.8

1.2

0.9

0.9

1.1

1.6

2.2

28

2.6

2.9

3.0

2.9

2.5

2.1

1.6

1.3

1.2

1.4

1.8

2.3

2.8

3.1

3.2

3.1

2.7

2.2

1.7

1.2

1.0

1.1

1.4

1.8

29

2.3

2.7

2.9

2.9

2.7

2.4

2.0

1.6

1.4

1.4

1.6

1.9

2.4

2.7

3.0

3.0

2.8

2.5

2.1

1.6

1.3

1.2

1.3

1.6

30

2.0

2.3

2.6

2.8

2.8

2.6

2.3

2.0

1.7

1.5

1.5

1.7

2.0

2.4

2.6

2.8

2.7

2.6

2.3

2.0

1.7

1.4

1.4

1.5

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PHUKET’S GENTLE GIANT

Phuket’s a place where everything happens at a fast-forward pace. For hundreds of years since the tin-mining days of yore, dreams of riches have been at the centre of the island’s energy. Big ideas for Phuket are usually concocted and carried out by starryeyed entrepreneurs. But the biggest idea for the island yet comes from a surprising source: the sacred beliefs of a peaceful religion born more than 2,500 years ago.

The struggle of the Big Buddha’s direction could be seen as a microcosm of Phuket’s larger struggle to balance money, power, culture and community. It’s the burning question on the mind of many for Phuket: “What next?”

Rising from the hills of Chalong, forming a gleaming presence that can be seen from clear across Phuket’s south, sits the Big Buddha. A decade ago, the huge statue was commissioned for a temple in Kata, but at some point someone looked up to the top of the verdant hill rising behind the temple and thought, “Why not?” Thus, an ambitious plan was born.

On the Big Buddha hilltop, however, there are encouraging signs to be found. In the large meditation hall on one afternoon, a small group of Thais and foreign tourists are seen receiving blessings from two monks, a peaceful scene familiar to anyone living in Thailand, but for visitors it reveals the contemplative, tender side of Thai culture not always evident in the brash tourist areas.

The Big Buddha project is helmed by Suporn Wanichakul, Chairman and Founder of the Phra Phuttha Ming Mongkol Eaknakakeeree Foundation, who says that not only is the project an homage to the Buddha, it aims to promote cultural tourism in Phuket and introduce visitors to a side of the island away from Patong’s party zone. “Now, when people think of Phuket they will not only think of beer or ago-go bars with girls dancing around a pole,” he says.

And one need only look to the monument itself for more answers and inspiration. Fittingly for Phuket, an island with hedonistic pleasures aplenty, the Big Buddha silently sends a message of calm and spiritual strength through its seated subduing Mara pose.

Before reaching the steps to the Buddha, visitors pass through a large hall with amulets and other religious artefacts for sale, and donation boxes aplenty. The sparkling white marble that adorns the Buddha statue’s exterior, from the spiral hair pieces to the ears and fingernails, was paid for, piece by piece, by visitors and locals keen to add their names as benefactors to the project. Indeed, the entire project has been financed by donations, a remarkable feat that shows Phuket’s solid economic standing and international appeal. Visitors are invited to donate a set amount for one square marble tile, on which they may write a message. Tiles on display show a variety of languages, hopes and well-wishes. But is it too much of a good thing? Has the overflowing car park and packs of tour groups tromping around cluelessly undermined its sanctity and meaning? On a frenetic island where money is sacred, is the sacred now at risk of turning into a money machine?

In Buddhist lore, Mara was a demon who was something of an ancient Soi Bangla sex-show tout. During the young prince Siddhartha’s journey towards enlightenment, he was met by this devil of desire. Mara inundated him with a host of naughty temptations, even offering up his own young daughters, in an attempt to lure him away from his spiritual path. To fend off the overwhelming feelings of lust, longing and hunger, Siddhartha sat in meditation and pointed the fingers of his right hand down towards the ground, summoning the earth goddess Toranee. A statue of Toranee is housed in a shrine by the steps to the Big Buddha. Wringing her long hair, Toranee released a flood of water that washed Mara away, helping clear the way for Siddhartha to become the Buddha, the Enlightened One. Though Phuket’s Big Buddha project is no stranger to scepticism and controversy, one thing is certain: those of us who might feel lost in paradise at times now have a gentle, guiding beacon to look for in the sky.

Quick Facts Width: 25.45 m at the base. Height: 45m, making it 10 m taller than Christ in Rio de Janeiro and nearly as tall as New York’s Statue of Liberty, which is 46 metres from foot to torch. Made of: Reinforced concrete adorned with white jade Burmese Marble. Daily visitors: As many as 1,500 in high season.

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4th Turtle Release Event And Media Thanks Party @ JW Marriott Phuket

Grand Opening Party @ Diamond Beach Club

Grand Opening

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Phuket Invitational Car Rally 2013

Easter Sunday Egg-citment

3 Dimensional Coach Experience @ Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club

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Launch Party Ka Villa @ Laem Ka Beach, Rawai

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FLAVOR RESTAURANT

Ingredients Chiang Mai Curry Sauce: 15 gm Chiang Mai curry paste 200 ml Coconut cream 5 ml Fish sauce 10 gm Shallot 3 gm Saw tooth parsley 7 gm Palm sauce 3 gm Spring onion 30 gm Tamarind juice

Khao Soy Pla Salmon: 200 ml Chiang Mai curry sauce 30 gm Salmon 10 gm Spring onion 5 gm Pickled cabbage 5 gm Saw tooth parsley 5 gm Chili powder in oil 45 gm Egg noodle 45 gm Rice noodle 1.5 whole lemon

Method Chiang Mai Curry Sauce: Gently warm the wok and add virgin olive oil. Heat until nice and hot, then add shallots and fry for about 5 minutes, stirring all the time, until the aroma is really good. Add Chiang Mai curry paste and fry stirring all the time until cooked. Add fish sauce, palm sauce to taste plus tamarind juice and finally coconut cream. Before removing from the heat add some spring onions and saw tooth parsley, stirring well for a few minutes. Use a colander to separate the mixture allowing the curry sauce to flow through and discard the rest. Crispy Egg Noodles: Deep fry egg noodles in oil until golden brown, remove from oil, drain and serve. Khoa Soy Pla Salmon: Steam the salmon wrapped with rice noodles for about 10 minutes and warm the Chiang Mai curry sauce. When the salmon is ready, place the salmon on a serving plate, pour the Chiang Mai Curry sauce over the salmon and top with fried egg noodle. Serve with side dishes of spring onion, pickled cabbage, chili powder in oil and lime fruit.

About Chef Wirot Sanitsri Wirot Sanitsri , from Nan province , began his professional career in 1991, at the age of 18, at Maiton Resort. After four years he become demi-chef de partie at Banyan Tree Resort, where he had a chance to prove himself with Thai food . He went on to be Thai sous chef at The Hot Spring Resort and Spa and then sous chef at Renaissance by Marriott, Koh Samui . After more that 17 years in many independent hotels and hotel chains, he decided that Thai food is what he loves to cook the most. In 2008 a big step, he moved to showcase his experience of cooking Thai food as a Thai Chef at Banyantree Bintan Indonesia and in 2010 he opened Saron Restaurant by Banyantree at Cabomarguez Mexico. Now he shows his experience from around the world by serving his fabulous Thai Food with a dierence at Flavor Thai fusion Restaurant, Phuket Graceland Resort & Spa and opened Flavor Restaurant under Executive Chef, Chef Suwin Srisawas. For more information, contact: Flavor Restaurant +66 76 370578 Ext. 8012 Phuket Graceland Resort & Spa +66 76 370500 www.phuketgraceland.com

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Baan Rim Pa

Thai

Rice

Thai/International

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

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

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

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Salvatore’s

Italian

Indian

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

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.

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.

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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Baluchi

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

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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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Da Vinci

Italian

VSET

Modern Western Cuisine

Daily 5.30-11pm | +66 76 289574

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

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.

VSET is a "restaurant at its extraordinary best". VSET, pronounced "Vi-Sate", in Thai means "extraordinary".

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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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

Kan Eang@pier

Seafood/Thai

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

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

Nikita’s

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International/Thai/Seafood

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

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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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

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Laguna Shores a new angle on life

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After: Helicam Aerial image combined with Resort CGI (Computer Generated Image)

The construction of Laguna Shores is scheduled to begin in mid 2013, with completion of the development expected in mid 2015.

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Laguna Property is Phuket’s largest developer of high quality resort residences set in the heart of Laguna Phuket, complete with a range of the popular resort’s renowned lifestyle benefits, and with prices starting at THB 4.XX. Laguna Property commissioned Helicam to obtain aerial views of the location, which they used to combine with a 3D computer CGI of the Laguna Shores creating a vision of the built project. On location in Laguna the Helicam crew flew into action using the remote piloted helicopter camera platform equipped with a 24 mega pixel camera. The pilot/photographer positions the camera platform and positions the camera using ground monitor to compose the imagery. Using this system Helicam are able to obtain the desired imagery. The imagery is system-worked back at the Helicam office before being handed over to the client. To date, more than half the units in this project have been sold since the project was landed in December 2012. After : Helicam image combined with & CGI

For more information on Helicam please contact: Helicam Co Ltd: Jonathan : +66 89 874 7464 www.helicam.asia info@helicam.asia Phil : +66 87 281 0451 www.helicam.asia phil@helicam.asia

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Photo courtesy of Skyla's SUP & Surf Shop

PHUKET ACTIVITIES

The Art of the Water Warrior :

Standup Paddle in Phuket Meditative. Soothing. Sublime. These are some of the words that a group trying out standup paddling for the first time on Phuket used to describe the experience. Standup paddling, or SUP as it’s often called, is a water sport that’s being keenly taken up by more paddlers across the world, Phuket included.

On this particular outing off Bangtao Beach, during the golden late-afternoon hours, our novice SUP group was given some brief instruction before carrying our large boards out to the calm sea, just deep enough to avoid the small waves breaking close to shore. Balancing the boards beside us, we hopped on, or rather flopped on, and tried to crawl up onto our feet. Some of us promptly fell off with a splash. We were told the key to keeping balance was to look ahead, not look down at the board, once we were relatively steady on our feet. This advice certainly helped, and after a few more attempts we found our balance. It also helped when we started to imagine ourselves as a Maori warrior, setting off for battle on some distant isle. There’s no evidence that the Maori, the indigenous people of the Pacific islands now known as New Zealand, did anything resembling standup paddling in their history,

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but standing atop the sturdy board, stabbing at the water with our paddles as we glided over the sea made us feel rather warrior-like. In any case, this warrior fantasy helped keep us high and dry in making our shaky start as SUP aficionados. It’s believed that the ancient people of another Pacific island group, Hawaii, did some form of standup paddling, and it’s on Hawaii where the modern version of the sport gained popularity in recent years. Some of Hawaii’s big wave surfers began doing it as a way to stay in shape and find some on-the-water adventures when the ocean wasn’t kicking up giant waves. These hardy surfers, of course, found ways to take SUP to new daring heights. Videos of famed big wave surfer Laird Hamilton, for example, with his movie-star good looks and warrior-ready ripped body, shooting across the sea on his SUP board as powerful waves break behind him have inspired many to


The Art of the Water Warrior

take up the sport, as well as showing that SUP boarding can every bit as challenging and adventurous as surfing. Given its abundance of bays and beaches, it’s only natural that Phuket has caught the worldwide SUP wave, too, and now there are a number of places around the island offering board rental and sales, and SUP lessons and excursions. In addition to Bangtao, we’ve seen SUP paddlers off Kata, Kamala, Layan and Ao Yon beaches, and it seems likely that more Phuket beaches will offer SUP board rental in the coming seasons. It’s a highly versatile sport that can be done in all water conditions, and in Phuket, which sees little wave action from November through April, it’s a good water-sports alternative to surfing. Children and beginners can easily learn to paddle in a shallow, sheltered bay. And much like kayaking, SUP offers a way to explore Phuket’s coastal areas and reach places that are inaccessible to boats. SUP is also a fantastic way to keep fit. Even on glassy-calm water, balancing on the board boosts agility and keeps the legs busy, while the paddling action builds strength in the arms and the body’s core. Certainly, as beginner SUP paddlers we were feeling most every part of our body from shoulder to calf by the end of our wobbly one-hour session! For our first SUP outing at Bangtao Beach, we arranged the lesson and board rental from Skyla’s Surf & SUP Club, who have set up a surfer’s shack beside Bliss Beach Club. Rental is 300 baht an hour, while a two-hour guided

lesson is 1,000 baht. Skyla’s also keeps boards in stock at its beachfront restaurant on the north end of Kamala Beach. For a true balance challenge, there are SUP yoga sessions available at both Kamala and Bangtao. A private session is 1,600 baht or a group session for four is 900 baht per person. Our SUP instructor, Tim Campbell from Australia, has also set up a separate operation called Stand Up Projects, which takes more experienced paddlers out on a four-day adventure covering 150 kilometres around Phuket – a real test of skill that includes cliff jumping and camping on the beach. Tim, an avid surfer who, like the Hawaiian big-wavers, discovered SUP as a way to keep fit when the waves were small, describes one of his most memorable standup paddle moments: “One afternoon after work I paddled out into the middle of Kamala bay and sat in the middle of the ocean and watched the sunset. One side of the sky was an epic mix of oranges and purples while the other half of the sky had a fierce electrical storm. I sat there mesmerised by this spectacle, feeling a great sense of peace and excitement.” As a healthy, clean sport that offers a peaceful, eco-friendly way to explore the island’s stunning coastal environment, SUP seems an ideal addition to Phuket, which is sadly looking more city-like and less beachy, with each passing year. Will there be more standup water warriors paddling Phuket’s shores in the future? We hope so.

Contact details Skyla’s Surf and SUP Club Kamala Beach & Bangtao Beach +66 82 5193282 www.skylaphuket.com

Standup paddle Bangtao

Stand Up Projects +66 89 01640746 www.standupprojects.com

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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

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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

ถนนเยาวราช สามกอง

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

โอเอซิส สปา สาขา ลากูนา สาขา กะตะ และ สาขา กมลา

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

26 108 40 F5 G5 G5

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). “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. 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.

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 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.

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

ถนนเจาฟาตะวันตก ใกลสามแยกถนนขวาง 92 F4

Kwang Rd.

SPA & BEAUTY

Sukko Cultural Spa

To Phuket Town

To Airport Big-C

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Central Festival

Chao-fa West Rd. To Kathu

Island Furniture & The Courtyard

To Chalong

SUKKO SPA


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

To Kata Karon

To Naiharn i Sa

Soi Mittraphap

d nR

Atmanjai Friendship Beach

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To Airport

Chalong Circle

a Yu

To Rawai

เฟรนดชิพบีช รีสอรท ซอยมิตรภาพ ราไวย

To Phuket City

Viset Rd Serenity Terraces Tesco Lotus

To Chalong Pier RAWAI BEACH

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SALA PHUKET RESORT & SPA

Jon D Ashenden How long have you been with SALA Phuket Resort & Spa? I've been working as Regional General Manager based in Phuket at SALA Phuket Resort & Spa since January, 2010. I oversee the operations at both SALA Samui Resort and Spa and Muang Kulaypan Samui (soon to be SALA Chaweng Resort and Spa) What were you doing before? I was Resident Manager during the pre-opening of Anantara Phuket Resort and Spa in 2008, after the company relocated me from the Maldives where I was involved in three other Anantara property pre-openings as Group Director of Food and Beverage and Group Director of Technical Services for Minor International. Prior to my work experience in Thailand and the Maldives, I held various senior positions in rooms and food and beverage operations at both the Sofitel Nha Trang Vietnam, Le Meridian Port Villa, Vanuatu and French Polynesian Islands including Noumea, Fiji and New Caledonia. I started my career in hotel management with the Intercontinental Hotel Corporation (IHG) in Australia and was relocated to various IHG properties throughout Australia and South Pacific during my 13 years with the group. Where are you from? Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. What’s special or different about SALA Phuket Resort & Spa? This stunning luxury resort was featured on the prestigious Condé Nast 2008 Hot List, and it’s easy to see why. Tucked away in a secluded corner of Phuket’s Mai Khao Beach, SALA Phuket Resort and Spa offers its guests optimum privacy in 5-star accommodation. SALA Phuket is an excellent place for luxurious romantic getaways and peaceful vacations. Nearly all of the unique Sino-Portuguese style rooms, suites and pool villas (all with outdoor bath and shower areas) feature a private swimming pool, not to mention the three main guest swimming pools on the resort grounds, while SALA rooftop restaurant offers a unique dining experience with stunning views of the beachfront. Why would someone choose to use your resort compared to your closest competition? We're located in north Phuket just 20 minutes from the airport, with direct access to Mai Khao's stunning 9km of pristine white sandy beach. Surrounded by Sirinat National Park, Pru Jae Son lake and the fringe of Phang Nga bay, we offer a unique experience amongst contemporary award-winning Sino Portuguese design and architecture with private pool villas, Clarins spa treatments and unique food and beverage offerings − including in-villa BBQ with your own private chef and waiter, beach dining gazebos, dining under the stars on our rooftop or simply watching our ’15-metre Outdoor Cinema’ on our vast beachfront lawn on bean bags, enjoying complimentary caramelised popcorn! Served by extremely warm, courteous and friendly staff. What are the main challenges as they relate to your role? Maintaining standards in both service andproduct at the same time securing financial returns across three resorts.

…and what are the biggest difficulties you have to overcome? Driving three resorts to continually upgrade services, staff training and renovating resort villas and public areas to ensure our product exceeds guests expectations and agents are confident to sell the resorts. What is your main target market? Couples, honeymooners, retirees and some families during school breaks. What do you like most about what you do now? Achieving targeted results, obtaining great guest satisfaction, compliments from my owners and keeping my great team of managers and employees happy! And what do you like least…? Long hours, travel and unhappy family! Oh, and losing a great manager to a competitor hotel! What do you hope to achieve within the next 3-5 years? To personally achieve promotional growth within the company and to develop and grow our brand recognition internationally. What do you see as your biggest successes to date? Taking on the role and responsibilities of Regional GM over the past 18 months and using my past experience in international branded openings to build a consistent infrastructure to manage the rapid company growth. Give us an overview of your typical day ‘at work’. What tools do you use to schedule your time? Tools – A Fantastic Exec Secretary! Thoroughly recommended! Typical day – meetings, communications, emails, meeting guests both happy and unhappy, inspecting villas, conference calls with corporate office and treacherous paper work! Describe your leadership style? Autocratic, tough but fair, systemised, organised, high expectations, low tolerance levels, results orientated, dynamic, approachable, hard-working and loyal. What is your over-riding ambition at this stage in your life? To achieve my current goals set within my position as RGM, and my long term vision of becoming MD or COO of one of the highly acclaimed, internationally branded SLH [Small Luxury Hotels] groups of the world.

For further information about SALA Phuket Resort & Spa 333 Moo 3, Mai Khao Beach, Thalang, Phuket www.salaresorts.com

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(Advertorial)

Luxury Seaview Condominium

Location The View is conveniently located on a private elevated position overlooking the three cosmopolitan beaches of Kata, Karon and Kata Noi, on the prestigious western sunset coastline of Phuket, only about 800m away from the beach and just 45 minutes drive south of Phuket International Airport. Kata district is home to pristine beaches, high quality restaurants, cafés, spas and banks with a pace of life generally considered to be quiet and relaxed. For those searching for more frenetic nightlife or shopping, the town of Patong is just 12 minutes drive north. Beautiful Chalong Bay with its marina and expatriate supermarkets is 10 minutes drive to the east with historical Phuket Town 15 minutes drive further east.

Concept The name for our development was conceived from its natural surroundings, perched high on a lush tropical hillside overlooking a pristine bay. This exclusive low density estate of just 53 condominium units has been designed for discerning buyers that appreciate the difference between a product that simply offers “a view”, and those that appreciate the optimum, namely “The View”. Our architects have also drawn inspiration from nature to produce a simple yet stunning building form that is modeled on the shape and mass of ocean waves. The cleverly arranged tiers of units and blocks represent the graceful curve of a wave and its continual movement.

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Architectural Style “Living with Vision� The low-density, low-rise architectural style is a modern tropical contemporary design with strong and deliberate emphasis employed to maximise the view, whilst protecting personal privacy. Careful selection of appropriate materials helps to ensure the practicality and durability of the construction without compromising the aesthetic or function of the units. Each block is constructed in light bright white allowing excellent natural light, whilst the generous windows and full height doors allow optimum ventilation reducing reliance on air conditioning and maintaining our commitment to greener sustainable development. The Wellness Center with spa, fitness gym and sauna is part of the facilities, as well as the restaurant and two swimming pools.

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for money. The units are designed to achieve both significant rental returns and capital growth.

Strength Based Development Team Our team is a strength-based structure with each member regarded as top tier specialists within their respective functions. Our contractors DCM have successfully completed a number of high quality developments that are regularly used as the benchmark of quality amongst the developer community in both Phuket and around Thailand. Carefully selected consultants, each with key local and international technical knowledge, augment the core team to ensure the delivery of excellence in our finished product.

We offer a wide range of high quality sea view units ranging in size from our generous one-bedroom units at 116sqm to our opulent six-bedroom penthouses at 674sqm. Our highly competitive pricing for these condominium units starts from just 11.5 million Thai Baht, proving that there are still opportunities to invest in high quality real estate and secure value

To Naiharn

To Kata Karon

To Airport

i Sa a Yu d nR

Family Mart

7-11

To Rawai

Viset Rd

The View Sales Office

Tesco Lotus

Chalong Circle

To Phuket City

To Chalong Pier RAWAI BEACH

Contacts 29/17-18 Moo 5, Rawai : +66 81 666 6622 : +66 86 943 9996 : +66 76 381488 sale@theviewphuket.com www.theviewphuket.com

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PROPERTY CHOICE

Evatown Resort

Concept: Our concept is to create an affordable practical home that “makes every day feel like a holiday”. The volume of space in our design ensures a feeling of freedom and space, while high ceilings and full height doors that open onto tropical landscaped gardens allow natural light and excellent ventilation. The calming, generously sized infinity edge swimming pools provide that decadent element of luxury.

Taking care of your Investment: Having delivered you a high quality property we are also here to help you manage your investment. Our services include a comprehensive management that includes a villa rental programme that can generate valuable additional income. To participate we use standard furniture packages. Details can be provided by our sales team. The Buying Process: Once you elect to purchase your villa we ask

Our Villas: We offer a choice of villas ranging in size between 106213sqm, at a price range of between 4.9 to 8 million baht. Recreational facilities within the development will include a clubhouse with fitness centre surrounded by lush tropical gardens. We also offer 24-hour security with CCTV cameras, and a Smart card entry system.

you to complete a simple reservation form and pay a reservation deposit. We will then issue an easy to understand contract. For your comfort and peace of mind we always recommend that you select one of the many lawyers based on the island to review the details of the agreement.

Location: Located in peaceful Soi Pa Lai, on the south-east coast of Phuket Island. Close to many delightful seafood restaurants and near Chalong Pier and Marina. Just a short distance away, you can enjoy the beauty of Rawai, Nai Harn, Kata and Karon beaches. Within easy reach of fabulous department stores such as Central Festival Phuket, Tesco Lotus and Villa Market.

About the Developer: Eva Group is already recognised as a leading developer in Phuket’s ultra competitive property market. We continue to design, construct and deliver inspired quality properties at affordable prices. Our innovative young team skillfully blends the latest engineering techniques and new construction materials to create flexible solutions for our growing client base. We pride ourselves on setting the benchmark for quality, innovation and value and are committed to the long term.

Contacts Eva Group 25/453 Moo.5, Rutchada, Muang, Phuket 83000 : +66 88 762 3848 sales@evaphukettown.com www.evaphukettown.com

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Eva Beach

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 directly on the oceanfront of Phuket's favoured West Coast, giving stunning sunset views of the Andaman Sea and picturesque Ko Phu island. The development lies between two of Thailand's most beautiful beaches. It is within walking distance of one of Phuket's most exclusive areas, Kata Point which has some of the island's finest restaurants, cafes, bars, shops and beach clubs.

Kata Rocks has won 16 international property awards, including World’s Best Apartment. Within the Sky Villas, smart home technology allows owners to change the lighting, close the blinds, alter the air conditioning, order room service, book spa treatments and activities and enter the central entertainment server with its thousands of films and albums.

Price Range: All 34 Sky Villas have stunning infinity pools with uninterrupted sunset views and range in size from 1 – 4 bedrooms. With over 70% now sold, prices start at Baht 36m for last few remaining Villas. Concept: With a sleek modern design, Kata Rocks has been built to the highest standards, providing the space and seclusion of a private residence and the benefits of a luxury, boutique resort. The Sky Villas nestle within the natural topography of the surrounding rock features, creating a development that is both in harmony with its location and a thoroughly modern example of tropical design. Resort facilities include an oceanfront restaurant, bar and pool, a luxury spa and wellness centre and a state-of- the-art fitness room.

Contacts Kata Rocks Co., Ltd : +66 80 533 3330 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: From 26.9 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 578 sqm. and rest on plot sizes from 875-1,060 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 4-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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PROPERTY CHOICE

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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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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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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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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The Emerald Terrace Condo Patong

Location: Emerald Terrace is located on a lush and tranquil hillside

About the Developer: Developed by Phuket Future Development

on Asia’s finest resort island of Phuket. Situated well above the much sought-after west coast beach community of Patong, you will be just a few minutes away from a plethora of world class amenities, including shopping, fine dining and a world renowned vibrant night life.

Co.,Ltd., renowned for their high quality standards with their previously completed project, Kathu Golf Condominiums, they now offer competitively priced elegant low-rise condominiums in a high occupancy area of Patong.

Classification: Studio 38 sq.m, 1-bedroom 47 sq.m.

The Legal Package: Including more facilities… fitness centre, innovative swimming pool and Jacuzzi.

Prices from 2.85 - 14.43 million baht., (29 baht : US$ 1 approx) Total units: 133 (70% sold out).

Concept: The Emerald Terrace Condominium, Patong, Phuket offers rooms with many different aspects to choose from. A place to relax in comfort and peace, with the view of your choice, but at the same time a wise investment close to the restaurants, clubs and shopping of Phuket’s most vibrant city. Emerald Terrace is designed to make the most of its natural surroundings while offering a location that is convenient for all amenities.

Contacts Phuket Future Development Co., Ltd. Phabaramee Road, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand. : +66 84 543 5435 : +66 76 346968 info@phuket-fd.com www.emeraldterracecondopatong.com

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Location: Emerald Central Condo is not far from any amenity, but is centrally located where nothing is far from your reach no matter what you’re looking for. It's only minutes away from first class shopping malls, Thai markets, tourist destinations, international hospital, golf courses and more. This is the perfect location for people that need to be in the city but can still enjoy a quite community standard of life.

Classification: 1-bedroom 39 sq.m., 2.bedroom 65 sq.m. Prices from 2.75 - 14.43 million baht., (95,000 USD approx). All fully furnished. Concept: The Emerald Central Phuket is created under the concept of quality, design and functionality. We believe in our condos, and plan to provide the best quality lifestyle for all who live there.

About the Developer: Developed by Phuket Future Development Co., Ltd., renowned for their high quality standards. The Emerald Central Condo is the third luxury condominium by Phuket Future Development in Phuket, Thailand. Management: The management team of The Emerald Central Condo feels that we have planned everything as perfectly as possible with our highly experienced and amazingly versatile staff. The Legal Package: The Emerald Central Condos wish to create value for our customers by having value in our condos. Investment packages and other important information are readily available for those seeking to invest with our developments. Freehold and leasehold ownership contracts are both also available.

The material used, along with the design, is not only artistically unique, but is functional as well. We want the people that stay with us to have every amenity needed right on site so they need not look any further. Shopping for goods, clothes or food is some of what we plan to have readily available, making life at the Emerald Central easy and comfortable.

Space: The Emerald Central Condo provides a private car park with a space for each unit. Additional facilities include a first-class fitness center, steam rooms, swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Spacious and beautiful natural gardens spread throughout the project constitute unique 'art', making Emerald Central one of a kind.

Contacts Phuket Future Development Co.,Ltd. 94/47 Moo7, Vichitsongkram Road, Ban Kathu,Tumbon Kathu, Amphur Kathu, Phuket 83120, Thailand : +66 84 543 5435 : +66 76 346967 : +66 76 346968 info@phuket-fd.com www.emeraldcentralphuket.com

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Shivalai Boutique Condominium and Pool Villas

Location: Shivalai Boutique Condominium and Pool Villas are situated in the tranquil hillside of Kamala, Phuket. Providing both panoramic sea view and mountain view, Shivalai offers tranquility and a relaxing environment − a good getaway spot from the busy tourist areas of Phuket is an added bonus. A few minutes away from the beautiful white sand KamalaeBeach, Shivalai is surrounded by a delightful variety of restaurants, 24-hour convenience stores and easy access to Big C supermarket in Kamala and it's only a few minutes from the busy nightlife of Patong and nearby famous beaches such as Leam Sing Beach, Surin Beach and Bangtao Beach.

The Pool Villa size is 355 sqm, consists of 2 floors, with a total of 4 bedrooms, 4 en-suite bathrooms, kitchen, garage/car park, dining area and spacious living room with a stunning panoramic sea view.

About the Developer: Willson Heights Property Co., Ltd. is composed of different experienced developers from all over Thailand. These are developers from different companies who had been working with different big projects in Bangkok, Pattaya, Chonburi and Chiangmai. This new team is launching now in Phuket, starting with Shivalai Boutique Condominium and Pool Villas in Kamala and two more upcoming Projects in well-known parts of the island.

Price Range: Price starts from 2.5 million baht for the Condominium. Price starts from 24 million baht for the Sea View Pool Villas.

Concept: Shivalai’s concept is to create a brand with modern Thai architectural exterior design. With a modern contemporary interior and its stunning panoramic seaview and mountain view, Shivalai offers luxury living at a reasonable price. Good for both residential and rental investment purposes.

Specification: Shivalai consists of 48 luxurious suites and 5 Seaview Pool Villas. The Condominium consists of 8 three-story buildings, with 2 units on each floor, comprising two sizes: 34 sqm and 43 sqm. All 48 units are designed with a separate bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette, dining area, living area and a Jacuzzi on the balcony.

Contacts 71/19 Moo 3, Soi Kamala 10, Kamala, Phuket 83120 : +66 76 385358 : +66 76 385358 info@shivalaicondo.com www.shivalaicondo.com

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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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RAWAI: This spectacular villa, valued at 78m Baht, offers amazing views. With flawless interior design, 4 bedrooms, 2 kitchens, a gym, staff quarters and more, this must be the finest sea-view villa in Rawai / Nai Harn.

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NAI HARN: Spacious 2-bedroom apartments with full kitchen and all facilities, overlooking Nai Harn lake. Quiet, with large gardens and swimming pool, just 3 minutes walk to the beach. 24-hr security. Free wi-fi. Ideal for families.

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COCONUT ISLAND: A few land plots remain on Coconut Island Eco Resort of Jindarin Beach; Phuket's last tropical hideaway. Plots from 1.5 m THB and quaint cottages from 1.7 m THB. Resort has its own pool, restaurant and wooden jetty.

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KATA NOI: 1-, 2- & 3-bed sea-view pool penthouses for short or long-term rent and sale. Conveniently located very close to Kata Noi beach and all nearby amenities. No need for car rental to enjoy a great holiday!

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KATA: A spectacular 3-bedroom private pool villa-condo with stunning views over Kata Bay from the huge living area. Fully furnished and equipped. Long-term rentals at 250,000 Baht per month, low season. Please enquire for short-term rates.


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KAMALA: Conveniently located at walking distance to Kamala Beach and only 10 minutes drive to Patong, this project focuses on a refreshing design trend that brings forth lush greenery and healthy living. Show unit available!

KAMALA: Set within a residential area, this compound now under construction will offer a tranquil and private environment in which owners will enjoy peaceful lifestyle. Access to the beach is only a few minutes walk away!

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KATA: Located on Kata Beach, our information point allows you to have all your property related questions answered. Computers and wifi have been made available free of charge, for your convenience.

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Your lifestyle choice... Here at BMP we have a great range of custom designed furniture to suit any style and budget. All of our products are built with a water repellent, fire resistant structure designed to provide the maximum resistance to water, heat and humidity, not available anywhere else in Thailand. We guarantee the absolute originality of our products, vouching for the careful, precise work carried out exclusively in our factories around the world under the direct control of highly qualified, skilled workers to bring you the ultimate in‌

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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. Phuket 99/34 Moo 5 Chalermprakiet R9 Rd., T. Rassada, A. Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand : +66 76 255340-1 : +66 76 255339 bmpthai@gmail.com B.M.P. BKK 2083 Pathanakarn Rd., Suanluang, Bangkok 10250, Thailand : +66 2 720 4206-7 : +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 67 D3

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Häfele sets the new standard of safety with universal standard padlocks from ABUS by Häfele. The advantage of design, efficiency and durability Häfele (Thailand) Limited, a leader in hardware equipment, home appliances, furniture, kitchen fittings and sanitary ware from Germany, reveals the new standard of safety with its new product “Padlocks from ABUS by Häfele”, a leading brand of locks from Germany. Häfele highlights the 64TI and 80TI series of padlocks from ABUS by Häfele. These two padlocks come with simple design in stainless steel colour and are durable because the lock body is made from TITALIUM™, a special aluminum that is tough yet lightweight. The special steel shackle comes with new 'nano plating' for extreme corrosion resistance. These products combine efficiency and safety, with a parametric keyway for increased protection against manipulation and a double bolted and tulip-shaped keypad. The 64TI comes with a high precision 3-5 pin cylinder and 80TI comes with a high precision 6-pin cylinder, both offering superb protection against unwanted entry. These two padlocks from ABUS by Häfele come in a combination of shapes, sizes and efficiency to serve all needs and functions. Häfele believes that ABUS padlocks will create a new standard of security and safety with 'friendly' prices backed by standards and quality that you can trust, based on 89 years of lock manufacture. Padlocks from ABUS by Häfele 64TI price range 145-185 Baht 80TI price range 420-520 Baht For more information 81 Moo 5, Chalermprakiet Ror–9 Rd., T. Vichit, A. Muang, Phuket 83000 +66 76 304460 www.hafele.co.th 54 C3

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Trust Accounts, Deposits, Reservations, Purchase Monies and Sales Proceeds Keeping your monies safe - When does “Trust” really mean Trust? ...Continued from April issue. The following issues exist, although this list is only a selection of many potential issues: 1. The company or firm in which the monies are placed may become insolvent. Many clients do not expect their law firms to be in financial difficulty, and therefore may not think about conducting due diligence on the financial health of the advisers in whom they place trust in taking care of their monies. 2. Monies may be mingled with operational monies. This isn’t possible in certain jurisdictions – such as the UK, U.S, Hong Kong, Singapore – without very severe sanctions . For those that have been subject to a legal regime where this matter is supervised closely, the event is almost unthinkable.

3. If the company has one director, and that director dies, becomes mentally incapacitated or indisposed, then there may be limited methods of solving any financial issues in the company or, worst-case scenario, an inability to access the bank account. 4. If the firm is a series of limited liability companies, then there may be several bank accounts and it might not be clear to a client where their monies are being held and on what terms and conditions. 5. If the company you have placed monies with comes under investigation for corruption, money laundering or other alleged criminal acts or other misdemeanors, then your monies could be ‘frozen’ pending the outcome of the investigation. 6. If the company is a real estate agent, then the agent may have a vested interest in the release of the monies, linked to a commission. The independence of any party seeking to provide assurance of their capability to be an intermediary must be inspected closely. 7. If there is a dispute, then if there is no true escrow, the party holding the monies will most likely refuse to take any action whatsoever, until the dispute is resolved. This might mean an unfairly prejudiced party, who believed that by placing monies certain rights had been secured, is left to be forced to negotiate when in other circumstances it may have been able to insist upon release or payment of monies. Solutions and Summary The Escrow Regime in Thailand is rarely used for private real estate transactions. This is because the nature of a transaction is time sensitive which is contrary to some of the requirements of the regime, such as inspection and approval of the Escrow Agreement. The informal escrow regime of using an advisory firm or intermediary company, carries the risks set out above. These risks can be mitigated through proper due diligence of the possible custodian of the funds, its financial health, the background and ethical standards of the persons in control of the monies, and safeguards to ensure that the monies can be inspected in the bank account at any time with full transparency of the status of the monies. A formal escrow regime could be used in other jurisdictions, where escrow can be speedy but also regulated with vigour. The use of the word ‘trust’ can be very misleading – because simply stating the word ‘trust’ can instill the feeling of trust in others. We recommend that trust is placed in parties in relation to custody of monies, only when the reasons for placing such trust have been properly investigated and established.

This article was written by Desmond Hughes, of HughesKrupica, HughesKrupica Consulting Co. Ltd www.hugheskrupica.com International Legal Services Provider: Real Estate; Hospitality; Leisure.

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THINGS TO DO

This island of ours has loads of things to do. Here’s a selection for those who want a bit of peace and quiet. We hope they'll enrich your holiday experience; we know they won’t break the bank.

Check out Phuket’s small beaches As many visiting holidaymakers know, Phuket is an island blessed with some big beaches. Though few undiscovered places remain in Phuket, there are plenty of smaller, more remote beaches offering barefoot travellers some peaceful and picturesque escapes. Here are some of our favourites.

Laem Ka Beach, Rawai Laem Ka has long been a popular haunt for locals looking for a scenic picnic spot, but it’s often overlooked by tourists. The beach itself, however, is a fine patch of sand with a few vendors selling coconuts, drinks, snacks and renting out sun beds. A fine family escape, the tiny bay is shallow and safe for swimming.

Cape Promthep

How to get there: Less than one kilometre north of Rawai Beach, Arriving to Laemka’s main beach at the end of Soi Laem Ka Yai. Ya Nui, Nai Harn: Not exactly a hidden spot, it can get crowded through the sunny season with rows of rental chairs full of sunbathers. Even on its busiest days, however, the beach is a breathtaking sight with its silken sands and dramatic surrounding landscape including a rocky cape jutting out from its centre and a lush green hill topped by a wind turbine rising up steeply from one end. How to get there: From Nai Harn Beach head South to Promthep Cape, the beach is located about half way to Promthep Cape.

Nai Harn Beach

Ao Sane, Nai Harn: Ao Sane rates as the beach with the most bizarre access point in Phuket. With a scattering of broken coral, Ao Sane’s sand is not quite as fine as nearby Nai Harn’s but the scene is quaint and tranquil and the snorkelling’s good around the rocks just offshore How to get there: Get through the covered car park at Phuket Yacht Club resort in Nai Harn, then taking a wellpaved but very narrow lane for a kilometre. Banana Beach, Nai Thon: Also known as Haad Hin Gluai or Banana Rock Beach, has everything a beach lover would ever need: a small bay of soft sand, rocks offshore and water as clear as glass for snorkelling, a smattering of sun beds How to get there: Located on the north west coast between Bang Tao and Nai Thon Beaches, around 500 metres north of Trisara Villas. Hua Beach, Kamala Hua Beach, might well have been the last truly secret beach on Phuket. But since a small handmade sign was posted at its entrance a few months ago, the secret’s out. The 300-metre lane leading to the beach takes you through a lush landscape with thick trees arching over the road, ending at a small car park area next to a basic restaurant. Tall casuarina and palm trees line the beach, reaching out over Hua’s golden sand. How to get there: Drive along the Kamala beach road to the south end and turn right. Drive passed Rayee Beach and you will quickly come to a sign pointing downa track toward Hua Beach.

...and off the beach, wander around Old Phuket Town

Old town in Soi Rommanee

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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 SinoPortuguese 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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Window on Phuket May 2013