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Massa Luna Condominiums at Nai Yang Beach provide a sense of nature. Surrounded by mountains and situated beside the pine tree-lined beach in a peaceful setting. Just 3 kilometres from Phuket International Airport. This concept of a private low rise 5-storey development answers all your needs.

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Regulars Phuket Island map What's on: on & off Phuket (including the movies) Word of mouth People profile: Richard Pope (MD and developer of Kata Rocks) Business profile: Alain Tabruyn (owner of Brasserie Phuket) Gullible’s Travails: a few 'Phuket things' to watch out for Social Phuket Legal matters: Injunctions and their practical limitations Property matters: Holiday villa rentals Safer Phuket: Hotel partners spearhead drive to world class beaches Things to do in Phuket Useful telephone numbers

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Cover photos: Top: Amari Residences Phuket Bottom: Oasis Sky Breeze Spa

Shopping, Dining & Leisure Helicam: High Heels on board Superyacht BIG FISH Recipe: Hawaiian barramundi lean fillet (Chef Francesco Greco) Dining around Phuket Paul Ropp: What’s in a Name?

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WHAT'S ON

Stuntman's World Recort Attempt • Bike Week • 11-19 Apr 2014 @ Loma Park, Patong Phuket Bike Week 2014. The 20th annual Bike Week featuring big bike enthusiasts. There's a beach party and music festival, grand dinner, exhibition of custom bikes, new products, accessories and clothing, a ride for peace and global warming and the contest to find Miss Phuket Bike Week 2014. +66 7635 2069. www.phuketbikeweek.com

Songkran Festival • 13-15 April @ Phuket The traditional start of the Buddhist New Year and the end of the dry season. A national holiday, the festival traditionally sees a ritual washing of Buddha images and bathing. But It has evolved into a loud, boisterous and fun festival that features water throwing in the streets. Activities occur at the Saphan Hin Park in Phuket Town and at major centres such as Patong, Kata, Karon and Rawai. Patong is the centre of revelry, with a procession of Phra Phutta Sihing around Patong Beach, a floral parade, cultural performances and a Songkran beauty contest. wwwsongkran2014.com

19 Apr 2014 @ Sukarul Stadium, Phuket City Human catapult over the blades of a helicopter gunship. Stuntman Ian Jamieson will attempt a world record human catapult stunt by flying over the rotating blades of a helicopter gunship. Ian, who has worked with famous stuntmen such as Evel Knievel, has held seven world records in his career, five of which he still holds. www.ianbjamieson.com

Gay Pride Festival • 20-27 Apr 2014 @ Patong Beach 11th Phuket Gay Pride Festival 2014. The biggest 'Pride Festival' in Asia includes parties, beach volley ball, a parade and more. www.phuket-pride.org

Miami Beach Party • 9 May 2014 @ Bliss Beach Club Phuket Has Been Good to Us Foundation's second fundraiser of the year. Live entertainment by EKA, fashion show, fabulous food, free flow wine and dancing. Dress 'Beach Chic'. Donation 2,500 baht. +66 76 278 146 info@phukethasbeengoodtous.org

Battle of the Bands • 4 May 2014 @ Hard Rock Café, Patong Battle of the Young Bands 2014 gives young Phuket musicians the opportunity to play and compete at a world class venue. Prizes 10,000-25,000 baht. +66 84 304 2587.

International Marathon • 8 Jun 2014 @ Laguna Grove, Laguna Phuket The 9th 'Run in Paradise' includes categories: 42.195 Km Marathon, 21.097 Km Half Marathon, 10.5 Km Run, 5 Km Walk and 2 Km Kids Run. +66 2236 2931. www.phuketmarathon.com

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Street Festival •

30 Jun-11 Jul 2014 @ Phuket International Academy, Thalang Rock 'n Roll Summer Camp features the Phuket Academy of Performing Arts in one of two sessions. Activities include gleesome, bands, dance, visual and performing arts. Participants will perform live, do photo and video shoots and make rock T-shirts, posters and banners. From June 30 to July 4 and July 7 to 11. +66 84 304 2587. www.facebook.com/PhuketAcademyOfPerformingArts

Jul 2014 (dates to be announced) @ Kathu Kathu Cultural Street Festival 2014 showcases the cultural heritage of one of Phuket's oldest communities. It includes a light and sound show, exhibitions, handicrafts and local food. +66 76 321500. www.kathucity.go.th

Multihull Solutions Regatta • 10-13 Jul 2014 @ Ao Chalong Yacht Club Asia’s largest gathering of multihulls. Join the Racing or Cruising Division of this multihull-only regatta for exciting sailing, spectacular scenery and great FUN on and off the water. www.acyc.asia

Off Phuket

WHAT'S ON

Summer Camp •

Nang Yai Wat Khanon Festival • 13-14 Apr 2014 @ Wat Khanon Thai Shadow Theatre Museum, Ratchaburi The theme of event is 'retro.' There will be Thai & Mon food, art booths, a weekend art market from independent artists, a Khon performance from Fine Arts alumni, the Chatri marionette show, HoolooLigae, human puppet, NungTalung (shadow puppet) and performances from students www.tourismthailand.org

Trang music festival Songkran beach party • 14 Apr 2014 @ Ratchamongkol Beach Parkmeng, Trang The biggest ever concert in south Thailand, so the organisers claim... Featuring a 'Fun Foam Party' and music from Praew Kanitkul and Whatcharawalee, The Musketeers, Room 39, Boom Boom Cash, Bedroom, Audio and Scrubb. Tickets 1,000 baht. Thaiticketmajor.com...www.facebook.com/trangmusicfestival

Krabi Rock and Fire International Contest • Phuket Raceweek Regatta • 16-20 Jul 2014 @ Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2014. 4 days of racing and 5 nights of parties. Usually sees 35-40 boats from all over Asia, and 400500 international participants. The regatta parties are legendary. www.phuketraceweek.com

21-23 Apr 2014 @ Railay Beach and Ton Sai Beach, Krabi An opportunity to climb Krabi's craggy, challenging limestone cliffs and rock formations. With about 600 rock-climbing routes, the contest presents numerous challenges for individuals of various levels of skills and experience. This year's competition includes a lead climbing marathon, deep water soloing and a fire contest. +66 75 622163. www.tourismthailand.org/krabi

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

WHAT'S ON

movies APR 2014

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi Starring: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Redford, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Georges St-Pierre, Hayley Atwell,Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp, Maximiliano Hernández Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and teams up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C.

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THE OTHER WOMAN

RIO 2

Genre: Comedy Starring: Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kate Upton, Taylor Kinney After discovering her boyfriend is married, a woman (Cameron Diaz) tries to get her ruined life back on track. But when she accidentally meets the wife he’s been cheating on (Leslie Mann), she realises they have much in common, and her sworn enemy becomes her greatest friend. When yet another affair is discovered (Kate Upton), all three women team up to plot mutual revenge on their cheating, lying, three-timing SOB.

Genre: Animation, Adventure Starring: Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Leslie Mann, Jamie Foxx, Rodrigo Santoro “It’s a jungle out there for Blu (voiced by Jesse Eisenberg), Jewel (Anne Hathaway) and their three kids in RIO 2, after they’re hurtled from that magical city to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel (Jemaine Clement), and meets the most fearsome adversary of all – his father-in-law.”


in Phuket April Choices

Caviar & Champagne @ Nikki Beach Phuket, Layan Beach. Every Wednesday. The luxurious event is set to impress with flowing champagne and caviar specials with Nikki Beach Resident Djs spinning the best dance beats and Nikki Beach signature entertainment throughout the day.

Regular Events ACYC Ao Chalong Yacht Club Race Series 1. Race 2 is on 23 March, Race 3 on 6 April. All are welcome to sail. Regular Friday night gettogether and Lucky Draw. Non-members welcome. www.acyc.asia

Live Music @ Irish Times Pub, Patong. Live Music every Friday night come discover why everyone loves Barbie Army Band!

PIWC Phuket International Women's Club Monthly meetings: Committee - 1st Thursday, Meet & Greet - 2nd Thursday. Lunch - 3rd Thursday. Coffee Morning - 4th Thursday. All welcome; registration is essential. +66 76 316711. info@phuketiwc.com. www.phuketiwc.com

Blues music @ Rocking Angels, Phuket city. The place to go if you're a music lover. Relaxed and laid back. Join and jam with the band. Music from 9pm. Closed on Mondays.

IBAP The International Business Association of Phuket Regular meeting is on the 2nd Friday of each month. secretary@ibap-phuket.org. www.ibap-phuket.org

Mad Tea Party every Fridays @ Nikki Beach Phuket, Layan Beach. Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, serving special cocktail in magic teapots with non-stop Nikki Beach signature entertainment and interactive dancers. Fridays from 11 am. Jam sessions @ Music Matters jazz bar, Phuket City Jazz, Salsa, Caribbean, African, S. American & more. Jazz jam sessions Wed & Sat. DJ and live music @ Catch Beach Club, Surin. At night Catch comes alive with a DJ and live music. Live music every weekend @ Route 68, Phuket City. Every weekend: pop, jazz or soft rock any musician is welcome to jam later on at night. Live bands @ Sanaeha, Phuket City. Live music a few nights a week with live bands; female singer covers hits from the 60s every Tues to Sat. International DJs @ Seduction Discotheque, Patong. R&B on first floor, house/dance on second. Well-known international DJs often spin for the crowd. Latest hits to disco classics of the 70s & 80s. Reggae band @ Candlelight Bar, Karon. Reggae band every Sunday night. Shirts & shoes optional. Live music starts at 9.30pm. Every Saturday night - DJ Chedi @ Bliss Beach Club, Bang Tao. DJ Chedi has blessed the decks at some of Thailand's hottest clubs including Q Bar Bangkok, Twisted Republic, Route66, Glow & Club87.

WHAT'S ON

Entertainment

Mr Live Wire Free computer clinic Windows, internet, tablet, phone, TV, or just about anything computer-related. Every Sunday, 10am at NEW VENUE Baketastic in Kathu (opposite Krung Thai Bank). Lions Club Lions Club of Patong Beach Monthly meeting & fellowship dinner, 2nd Tuesday each month. +66 81 374 2088. info@ lions-club-patong.org. www.lions-club-patong.org GOMS Grumpy Old Men's Society A grumpy but happy group of local gentleman gathers every 1st & 3rd Monday of the month at Chalong Pier Beer Garden. vguytonbeck@gmail.com. Cricket / Rugby Outrigger Hotels /Twenty Cricket League at ACG Cricket Ground Matches every Sunday 9am. Touch rugby Wednesday evenings. www.phuketcricketgroup.com / www.acgphuket.com. ACYC Ao Chalong Yacht Club Youth Sail Training in state-of-the-art dinghies. Bring your kids to learn to sail. Healthy, active, fun. For details contact school@acyc.asia.

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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.

The Cook Restaurant

Bung Deen Roti Sapan Hin

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8am – 9pm. Closed on10th, 20th & 30th off each eac month. Phang Nga Rd. next to Sinthawee Hotel Serving Thai and western food as well as a selection of Thai-style pizzas, such as 'green curry' or 'tom yam goong'. Great food with reasonable prices as Thai dishes start from 35-40 baht. They also serve free fruit after your meal . Note the fitout is very basic...

Nok Seafood rest restaurant

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9am-10pm. Surin Beach. The first restaurant next to car park on the righthand side. The food is fairly well priced with a great selection of tasty Thai seafood dishes, plus some decent pizza . The setting is casual : wooden tables on a sandy floor shaded by white parasols and screw pines. Here , happily, happy hour extends into three hours, from 4pm-7pm, with 50-Baht glasses of Chang beer also on offer an 99-Baht happyhour cocktails.

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5pm-10pm. Phuket Rd, leading to Saphan Hin Public Park 300m from Bang Neaw shrine. Simple restaurant with plastic tables & chairs, serves a savoury form of roti called 'mataba', a flat pancake fried to crispy perfection on the outside and stuffed with a potato and egg yellow curry mix. Roti also can be enjoyed as a sweet snack with a bit of sugar and condensed milk . Something you should not miss! 94 E3

Boonyaratt G Gold (DimSum) 6am-10am. Opposite from Dowroong School on Chaofah East Road. Boonyarat has been open since 1917 and there are 3 branches in Phuket Town . Serving quality fresh steamed Dim Sum with pork , shrimp and crab, including pork bun , BBQ pork bun and custard bun . A good range of Chinese herbal soups available . Go early if you want the best choice .

The Recycle

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6pm -10pm. Rawai Beach Rd. across from the Rawai Subdistrict Admin Organization. What's striking about The Recycle (in addition to its amazing Thai food) is the décor. Made entirely of used and recycled items, this venue offers the diner a treat for the eyes with its varied and unique hangings and furniture . The restaurant is a conversation piece on its own with the various items adorning the walls and tables. And there’s always something new to spot! l include little bar or restaurant & we'l Tell us about your favourite fon@image-asia.com to: ils deta il Ema . th' Mou 'Word of

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experiences, lifestyle and premium hospitality. Today, people of all nationalities come from all over the world to enjoy the peaceful and pristine waters of Phuket and the Andaman Sea,” says General Manager Christian Schwind. The archipelagos of the Andaman Sea and its maritime national parks are renowned as some of the most beautiful yachting grounds in the world. Many people say that there is no better experience than to go onboard a yacht and see the breathtaking scenery of limestone rocks, white sand beaches and crystal clear waters around Phuket and the South of Thailand, including Phang Nga Bay and the coastline of Krabi. Guests are able to discover unique destinations and unspoiled spots. And a luxury charter with Andaman Cruises is the most exclusive and most personalised way to do that. These yachts offer all the benefits and facilities of a floating villa – luxury, comfort and privacy.

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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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tables 2014 USEFUL INFO Ko Thaphao Noi (Phuket)

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2.5

2.0

1.4

0.9

0.8

0.9

1.4

2.0

2.6

3.1

3.3

3.2

2.9

2.3

1.7

1.1

0.8

0.8

1.2

1.7

2.3

2.8

3.1

17

3.1

2.8

2.3

1.7

1.1

0.8

0.8

1.1

1.7

2.3

2.9

3.3

3.4

3.1

2.7

2.1

1.4

0.9

0.8

0.9

1.4

2.0

2.5

3.0

18

3.1

3.0

2.6

2.1

1.5

1.0

0.9

1.0

1.4

2.0

2.6

3.1

3.3

3.3

3.0

2.4

1.8

1.2

0.9

0.9

1.2

1.6

2.2

2.7

19

3.0

3.0

2.8

2.4

1.9

1.4

1.1

1.0

1.2

1.7

2.2

2.7

3.1

3.3

3.1

2.7

2.2

1.6

1.2

1.0

1.1

1.4

1.9

2.3

20

2.7

2.8

2.8

2.6

2.2

1.7

1.4

1.2

1.2

1.5

1.9

2.4

2.8

3.1

3.1

2.9

2.5

2.0

1.6

1.2

1.1

1.3

1.6

2.0

21

2.3

2.6

2.7

2.6

2.4

2.1

1.7

1.5

1.4

1.4

1.7

2.1

2.4

2.7

2.9

2.9

2.7

2.4

2.0

1.6

1.4

1.3

1.4

1.7

22

2.0

2.2

2.4

2.5

2.5

2.3

2.1

1.9

1.6

1.6

1.6

1.8

2.1

2.3

2.6

2.7

2.7

2.6

2.4

2.1

1.8

1.6

1.5

1.5

23

1.7

1.9

2.1

2.3

2.4

2.5

2.4

2.3

2.0

1.8

1.7

1.7

1.8

2.0

2.2

2.4

2.6

2.7

2.6

2.5

2.2

1.9

1.7

1.5

24

1.4

1.5

1.7

1.9

2.2

2.4

2.5

2.6

2.5

2.2

2.0

1.8

1.6

1.6

1.8

2.0

2.3

2.5

2.7

2.7

2.6

2.4

2.1

1.7

25

1.4

1.3

1.3

1.5

1.8

2.2

2.5

2.7

2.8

2.7

2.4

2.1

1.7

1.5

1.4

1.5

1.8

2.2

2.5

2.8

2.9

2.8

2.5

2.1

26

1.6

1.3

1.1

1.2

1.4

1.9

2.3

2.7

3.0

3.0

2.8

2.5

2.0

1.5

1.2

1.2

1.4

1.7

2.2

2.6

2.9

3.0

2.9

2.5

27

2.0

1.5

1.1

0.9

1.1

1.4

2.0

2.5

3.0

3.2

3.1

2.9

2.4

1.8

1.3

1.0

1.0

1.3

1.8

2.3

2.8

3.1

3.1

2.8

28

2.4

1.8

1.3

0.9

0.8

1.1

1.6

2.2

2.8

3.2

3.3

3.2

2.8

2.2

1.6

1.1

0.9

1.0

1.3

1.9

2.5

2.9

3.1

3.1

29

2.7

2.2

1.6

1.1

0.8

0.9

1.2

1.8

2.5

3.0

3.3

3.4

3.1

2.6

2.0

1.3

0.9

0.8

1.0

1.5

2.1

2.7

3.0

3.1

30

2.9

2.5

2.0

1.4

1.0

0.8

1.0

1.5

2.1

2.7

3.2

3.4

3.3

2.9

2.3

1.7

1.1

0.8

0.9

1.2

1.7

2.3

2.8

3.1

MAY

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

1

3.0

2.7

2.3

1.7

1.2

0.9

0.9

1.3

1.8

2.4

2.9

3.3

3.3

3.1

2.7

2.1

1.4

1.0

0.9

1.0

1.4

2.0

2.5

2.9

2

3.0

2.9

2.5

2.0

1.5

1.1

1.0

1.2

1.5

2.1

2.6

3.1

3.3

3.2

2.9

2.4

1.8

1.3

1.0

1.0

1.3

1.7

2.2

2.6

3

2.9

2.9

2.6

2.3

1.8

1.4

1.2

1.2

1.4

1.8

2.3

2.8

3.1

3.2

3.0

2.6

2.1

1.6

1.2

1.1

1.2

1.6

2.0

2.4

4

2.7

2.8

2.7

2.4

2.1

1.7

1.4

1.3

1.4

1.7

2.1

2.5

2.9

3.0

3.0

2.7

2.3

1.9

1.5

1.3

1.3

1.5

1.8

2.2

5

2.5

2.6

2.6

2.5

2.3

1.9

1.6

1.5

1.5

1.6

1.9

2.3

2.6

2.8

2.9

2.8

2.5

2.2

1.8

1.5

1.4

1.5

1.7

2.0

6

2.2

2.4

2.5

2.5

2.4

2.2

1.9

1.7

1.6

1.7

1.8

2.1

2.4

2.6

2.7

2.7

2.6

2.4

2.1

1.8

1.6

1.6

1.7

1.8

7

2.0

2.2

2.3

2.4

2.4

2.3

2.2

2.0

1.9

1.8

1.8

2.0

2.1

2.3

2.5

2.5

2.5

2.5

2.3

2.1

1.9

1.8

1.7

1.7

8

1.8

2.0

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

2.4

2.3

2.1

2.0

1.9

1.9

2.0

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

2.5

2.4

2.3

2.2

2.0

1.8

1.7

9

1.7

1.7

1.9

2.0

2.2

2.4

2.5

2.5

2.4

2.3

2.1

2.0

1.9

1.8

1.9

2.1

2.2

2.4

2.5

2.5

2.4

2.3

2.1

1.8

10

1.6

1.6

1.6

1.8

2.0

2.3

2.5

2.6

2.7

2.6

2.4

2.1

1.9

1.7

1.7

1.8

2.0

2.2

2.4

2.6

2.7

2.6

2.3

2.0

11

1.7

1.5

1.4

1.5

1.7

2.1

2.4

2.7

2.9

2.8

2.7

2.4

2.0

1.7

1.5

1.5

1.6

1.9

2.3

2.6

2.8

2.8

2.6

2.3

12

1.9

1.5

1.3

1.2

1.4

1.8

2.2

2.6

2.9

3.1

3.0

2.7

2.3

1.8

1.4

1.3

1.3

1.6

2.0

2.4

2.8

2.9

2.9

2.6

13

2.2

1.7

1.3

1.1

1.2

1.5

1.9

2.5

2.9

3.2

3.2

3.0

2.6

2.1

1.5

1.2

1.1

1.2

1.6

2.2

2.6

2.9

3.0

2.9

14

2.5

2.0

1.5

1.1

1.0

1.1

1.6

2.1

2.7

3.2

3.4

3.3

2.9

2.4

1.8

1.3

1.0

1.0

1.3

1.8

2.3

2.8

3.1

3.1

15

2.8

2.4

1.8

1.3

1.0

0.9

1.2

1.7

2.4

3.0

3.4

3.5

3.3

2.8

2.2

1.6

1.1

0.8

1.0

1.4

2.0

2.5

3.0

3.1

16

3.0

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

2.6

2.0

1.3

0.9

0.8

1.1

1.5

2.1

2.7

3.0

17

3.1

2.9

2.5

2.0

1.5

1.1

1.0

1.1

1.6

2.2

2.8

3.3

3.5

3.4

3.0

2.4

1.8

1.2

0.9

0.9

1.2

1.7

2.3

2.8

18

3.0

3.0

2.8

2.4

1.9

1.4

1.1

1.1

1.3

1.8

2.4

2.9

3.3

3.4

3.2

2.8

2.2

1.6

1.2

1.0

1.1

1.4

1.9

2.4

19

2.8

2.9

2.9

2.7

2.3

1.8

1.4

1.2

1.3

1.6

2.0

2.5

2.9

3.2

3.2

3.0

2.6

2.1

1.6

1.2

1.1

1.3

1.6

2.0

20

2.4

2.7

2.8

2.8

2.5

2.2

1.8

1.5

1.4

1.5

1.7

2.1

2.5

2.9

3.1

3.1

2.8

2.5

2.0

1.6

1.3

1.3

1.4

1.7

21

2.0

2.3

2.6

2.7

2.7

2.5

2.2

1.9

1.7

1.6

1.6

1.8

2.2

2.5

2.8

2.9

2.9

2.7

2.4

2.0

1.7

1.5

1.4

1.5

22

1.7

2.0

2.3

2.5

2.6

2.7

2.6

2.3

2.1

1.8

1.7

1.7

1.8

2.1

2.3

2.6

2.7

2.8

2.7

2.4

2.1

1.8

1.6

1.4

23

1.5

1.6

1.9

2.2

2.5

2.7

2.7

2.7

2.5

2.2

1.9

1.7

1.7

1.7

1.9

2.2

2.4

2.6

2.7

2.7

2.5

2.2

1.9

1.6

24

1.4

1.4

1.5

1.8

2.2

2.5

2.7

2.9

2.8

2.6

2.3

2.0

1.7

1.5

1.6

1.8

2.0

2.4

2.6

2.8

2.8

2.6

2.3

1.9

25

1.5

1.3

1.3

1.5

1.8

2.2

2.6

2.9

3.0

3.0

2.7

2.3

1.9

1.5

1.3

1.4

1.6

2.0

2.4

2.7

2.9

2.8

2.6

2.3

26

1.8

1.4

1.2

1.2

1.4

1.8

2.3

2.8

3.1

3.2

3.0

2.7

2.2

1.7

1.3

1.2

1.3

1.6

2.0

2.4

2.8

2.9

2.9

2.6

27

2.2

1.7

1.3

1.1

1.2

1.5

2.0

2.5

3.0

3.2

3.2

3.0

2.6

2.1

1.5

1.2

1.0

1.2

1.6

2.1

2.6

2.9

3.0

2.8

28

2.5

2.0

1.5

1.2

1.1

1.2

1.6

2.2

2.7

3.1

3.3

3.3

2.9

2.4

1.8

1.3

1.0

1.0

1.3

1.7

2.3

2.7

3.0

3.0

29

2.7

2.3

1.9

1.4

1.1

1.1

1.3

1.8

2.4

2.9

3.3

3.4

3.2

2.8

2.2

1.6

1.2

1.0

1.1

1.4

1.9

2.4

2.8

3.0

30

2.9

2.6

2.1

1.7

1.3

1.1

1.2

1.5

2.1

2.6

3.1

3.3

3.3

3.0

2.5

1.9

1.4

1.0

1.0

1.2

1.7

2.2

2.6

2.9

31

2.9

2.8

2.4

1.9

1.5

1.2

1.2

1.4

1.8

2.3

2.8

3.2

3.3

3.2

2.8

2.2

1.7

1.2

1.0

1.1

1.4

1.9

2.4

2.7

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SUNDAY

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20

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MIDNIGHT

NOON

MIDNIGHT

NIGHT


(Advertorial)

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 ute 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).

To Kata & Karon To

Cholamark Boat Co., Ltd. Airport To Rawai

School

To Phuket City

Post Office CHALONG CIRCLE To Chalong Pier

CHALONG BAY

Boat ramp

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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RICHARD POPE

Richard Pope Developer of the newly-opened Kata Rocks, Richard describes the joys and challenges of leading a project to completion, and how settling in to island life has coaxed him away from his London home. Tell us how you found your way to Phuket. I came at the end of 2006 for the King’s Cup Regatta and ended up looking at property. I found this site in the middle of 2007. We bought it, completed the deal in December 2007 and launched Kata Rocks in February 2008. For at least two years, I spent three weeks here, then three weeks in the UK. Now I’m here about 85 or 90 per cent of the time. Kata Rocks recently opened. How has that been going so far? We’ve taken some early bookings at quite a big discount for our soft opening phase. But we’re not trying to get too many bookings until we’ve built up the team for the grand opening, later this year. It’s good for the staff and their training. We don’t want them overwhelmed, and it’s more important to get the correct procedures in place first so our guests will enjoy a six-star experience. How are people finding out about Kata Rocks? Mostly word of mouth so far. We’ve got a database of about 12,000 that’s organically built up of people who have inquired about Kata Rocks over the last few years. Plus we’ve got about 36,000 on Facebook following us. It just spreads from there. A lot of people have come to do photo shoots for magazines because it’s so photogenic. And we do a mailing every now and then. We did one the other day with nine photos, including a really good one with a “wow” view of the island and the pool. It got a massive response. Do you have any other projects in the works, in Phuket or elsewhere? I’ve got a business in London, which is now mainly rental properties in Notting Hill. In Monaco I’m a partner in Hemisphere Solutions, a recruitment business for superyachts. We provide the captains, crew and many other solutions for the superyacht industry in that region. London, Monaco and Phuket are not bad places to do business. Quite nice actually! I’m looking for the next property to develop. I’d like to do another one in Phuket because I’ve got a great team here, but finding a prime site like this is hard. It needs to be a six-star experience so it needs a sixstar location. Design and build quality, staff and service are important, but if the location is second-rate you can never achieve any of that. What have you learned developing your project on Phuket? How does it compare to your experience in the UK? Many people think it’s very different from Europe but it’s not really. Business anywhere is fairly similar. You’re always just dealing with people, and people the world over are generally quite similar. You get frustrations in London and you get slightly different frustrations in Thailand. In London, regulations are very strict to a point of over-regulation; in Thailand, things are a bit more flexible but there is the big issue of language and communication, which make the job harder. Have you had any difficulties working in a different culture? You’ve got to appreciate the Thai way. If you’re someone who loses his cool with people that’s not going to help you in Thailand. They don’t respect that. I’m not really like that anyway, but some people try to shout and scream and wonder why they just get a smiling face back and nothing happens. I’m still useless at speaking Thai, but I’ve got some very good people who do that I can really trust, and that’s important. I think probably one of my biggest achievements in doing this project is that the first six people who came to work with me all are still here, apart from one who left to live in America. You can create an enduring business with that. They trust me to sort things out and they sort my problems out with language.

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You live in one of the penthouse villas here. What’s that like? You wake up, push the button on the iPad and the curtains open and you see that view. The other great thing about being in Kata Rocks is to have all these services just on tap. To be able to have full room service whenever you like, or to walk down to the gym. I’ve got no excuse now not to go to the gym, and the spa as well. It’s all on the doorstep. What do you do with your free time, if you have any? There hasn’t been a lot lately. Before Kata Rocks I got my life to quite a nice stage. I had developments in London, but I had a good team, so I got to a stage where I was working three or four days a week, with a nice house down in the country, an Aston Martin, a couple of boats … I had a nice life. Then I came out here to do this project and basically swapped three days a week for seven days a week, and swapped the Aston Martin for a Fortuner. My aim going forward is to get more of a life balance back again. What do you tell clients with concerns about Thailand’s political troubles? They haven’t even asked! I think it’s well known that Thailand has seen numerous political issues over the years, most of which have minimal impact on wider society. It doesn’t even come up in conversation. We’re dealing with clients who would typically be worth at least 10 million dollars, and they’re not going to be frightened by a bit of protesting in Bangkok. They probably already love Thailand and understand that this sort of thing goes on. What do you think are the greatest challenges facing Phuket in attracting high quality visitors and investors? They’ve got to sort the traffic out. You don’t come to a holiday island to sit stationary in a traffic jam. They need to encourage clientele at a higher level, and such clientele will be put off if there are a whole load of cheap package tours here. What, in your opinion, are Phuket’s greatest strengths as a luxury destination? I’ve always thought of Phuket as one of the main holiday islands for Asia. When you look at the Mediterranean you’ve got Minorca, Ibiza, places like that where Europeans go for their island holidays. For America it’s the Caribbean. For Asia, Phuket and Bali are the two main islands. Half of the world’s population is within a five-hour flight, which is quite extraordinary when you think about it. And many would generally agree that most of the world’s growth will come from Asia in the next 20 years. Phuket has obviously changed a lot from its backpacker days. Some people don’t like that progress, but 25 years ago you couldn’t go to great restaurants like you’d find in the South of France, with great wines and that level of service. And what’s really good about Phuket is you can come in and have a six-star holiday, but you can also nip over to somewhere like Ko Yao Noi and have the old Thailand as well. When you look at it overall, where else do you get 28-30 degrees all year round, lovely beaches, sea the temperature of bath water, great food, perfect massages and spas, and a very friendly, peaceful environment? All of these things add up to a great place.


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High Heels on board Superyacht BIG FISH

by Helicam

Helicam 6 rotor Hexocopter

Above: Helicam Image of Yulia posing on Granite deck onboard Big Fish

When you step on board a luxury yacht, etiquette dictates the removal of your shoes to ensure the exquisite decks remain in perfect condition. However, for this Helicam photo shoot, Captain Winston of motor yacht Big Fish actually requested the wearing of stiletto heels. The Helicam team were brought in to capture a set of images demonstrating the benefits of granite decks. Flash speed lighting and umbrellas were set up for the Helicam photoshoot. Posing on the granite decks, the stunning Yulia modelled a selection of high heels. Additional aerial imagery was shot using the new 6-rotor drone hexocopter fitted with a gimbled steady-cam to ensure the shoot was perfect.

Above: Helicam Image of Big Fish Super Yacht

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BRASSERIE PHUKET OYSTER-WINE-BEER BAR

Alain Tabruyn Owner of Brasserie Phuket Oyster-Wine-Beer Bar When did you set up the Brasserie? What was behind your decision to set up this business in Phuket? I founded the Brasserie more than three years ago. The main attraction was to open a venue in phuket town that would become a benchmark in Phuket – “incontournable” in French. The decision to set up a business in Phuket came because I was missing something that I loved in Europe: a classical, informal yet chique brasserie like you can find in Paris or Brussels. It didn't exist in Phuket What were you doing before? I was living and running my company in Hong Kong and China (which I still do). Where are you from? I come from a country where we like to live the 'Burgundy style': Belgium. My hometown is Sint Truiden: the center for apple, pears, strawberries and much more. Go and visit! It's small but you'll be surprised. You should go in April/May, when all the cherry trees show their magnificent snow-white flowers... What’s different about Brasserie Phuket? What are its unique points? When you enter the Brasserie, you feel something different. It hits you: am I in Paris, Brussels? The unique thing about the Brasserie is that we serve only the best and freshest ingredients. And where can you find fresh inmported game meat or live crayfish from France? Also unique is that everything is home-made, from the bread to every dessert. But the Brasserie is not only about eating – it's about atmosphere and drinking at our famous bar. And there again, we're unique. It's not just drinking, but savour one of our 50 Belgian beers. Why would someone choose the Brasserie compared to your closest competition? To be honest I don't think the Brasserie has any competition yet. It's unique in its concept. One thing that makes us different is the consistancy of the dishes. Tell us something about your role in the business? My role is to be there every day and to make sure that everything goes smoothly. The kitchen, the restaurant, the athmosphere – and to chit-chat with my customers. What are the main challenges? To improve every day and never think that you're at the top because that's when you go down. …and what are the biggest difficulties? The biggest difficulties were adapting to work with local staff. We're so different. But then it's a challenge not to give up. When you see some of my staff today, they are top! That gives me a wonderful feeling.

What is your main target market? Our main target is expats who loves their food but also local Thais – who represent 50% of our customers! What is your approach to marketing Brasserie Phuket to your target? We do adverstise in a few magazines, but we really believe in word of mouth. Especially in such a small community. And it works! What do you like most about what you do now? What I like the most is seeing a customer going out with a smile and saying: "Thank you so much for the wonderful food and evening. And what do you like least…? Arrogant customers who don't have a clue what they're talking about! What do you expect to achieve within the next 3-5 years? The next two years we will concentrate on all the small details to make it even better. Then we'll open our new venue next door: 'High Definition' which will be my new challange, together with Dutch top chef Thomas Diepersloot and my daughter Babette. Again this will be unique in phuket. What do you see as your biggest successes to date? That I'm happy with what I'm doing. All the rest is not important. To what extent did the global financial mess affect your business? Difficult to say because Asia is doing well. I suppose we would have more customers from Europe, but I'm not complaining. We're doing very well Please give us an overview of your typical day ‘at work’. A typical day at work is to have a briefing with our chef and staff. Have a look at the kitchen. Then I check the computer for reservations. My lovely wife takes care of operations. How would you describe your leadership style? I'm hard but correct. Seventy percent of our staff left (except in the kitchen) after one or two days. The ones who are still here today are exactly the ones we want! What is your over-riding ambition at this stage in your life? Again, it's not really about me – it's the people close to me. Without my wife (Lin Kwanjai) the Brasserie would not be what it is today. If you aim too much for something, you won't get it. Concentrate on your work and love what you do – and people will come to you. Enthusiasm is contagious, you know... For further information about Brasserie Phuket +66 76-210511 info@brasseriephuket.com www.brasseriephuket.com

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CAPE SIENNA HOTEL & VILLAS

Hawaiian barramundi lean fillet wrapped in paper-thin potatoes and baked. Served with stewed Italian Lentils. Ingredients (serves 4)

The barramundi fillet

1kg Barramundi fillet 300gm fresh potatoes Salt to taste Pepper to taste 40ml extra virgin olive oil 40gm onion 40gm celery 40gm carrot 40gm Italian lentils (Lenticchie di Castelluccio di Norcia) 2 litres vegetable stock

Clean the fillet and divide it in four portions. Pat dry the fillet with a clean, odorless kitchen cloth. Peel the potatoes and slice them very thin with a slicer machine, wash the slices very well and pat them dry – also with a clean, odorless kitchen cloth.

Method The lentil stew

Presentation

Chop the onion, carrot and celery with the food processor and strain them well. In a large skillet, pour extra virgin olive oil and when hot, add the chopped vegetables. Fry until there is no longer water. Add the dried lentils and double the volume with vegetable stock, which it has to be at room temperature. Bring to boil and simmer until the lentils are soft.

Season the fillets with salt and pepper, wrap them one by one with the potato slices. In a non-stick pan, sear the fillet with extra virgin olive oil, until the potato is golden, then move the fillet into an oiled baking tray and bake at 180° C (356° F) until well done.

Place the fillet on a large plate and, on a side, make a “turret” of lentils, with the help of a cup. Sprinkle the fish with extra virgin olive oil and serve hot.

About Executive Chef Francesco Greco Chef Francesco was born in 1970 in Sardinia, an island in the Mediterranean Sea belonging to Italy. The third generation of chefs in his family, he has studied in different hotel schools in Italy and worked in restaurants and hotels since 1986, including Michelin starred venues in France and Italy. Appointed Executive Chef at Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas in 2010, he’s still in charge of all culinary operations in the hotel . His gastronomic heritage includes culinary knowledge from various parts of the world; from the lush grasslands of Hungary to the scorching deserts of Qatar, but his first love still remains the Mediterranean cuisine , made from the freshest ingredients with sharp yet delicate flavours, combined with skilful craftsmanship and an eye for modern nutritional science . For more information, contact: Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas, +66 76 337300 www.capesienna.com

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Baan Rim Pa

Thai

Chino

Chinese/Thai

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

Daily 10am-10pm | +66 76 307154

'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.

Chino restaurant opened in February 2012. You'll find this Fusion South Chinese cuisine at Central Festival Phuket on the 1st floor. It's easy to find us, easy to take a seat, easy to order and easy to relax.

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.

Chino is one of the most cosy places to eat in Phuket. Come along and take a picture at the 'golden' cage or with our nice big bearcat.

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

Baluchi

Fusion means unusual; it means a fresh look to South-Chinese cuisine with a great menu to get your appetite going! Chino serves salads with fragrant spices, soups, duck, pork, beef and chicken, shrimp pies and wontons, seafood and lobster, rice and noodles, different combinations of vegetables, great desserts, a huge selection of cocktails, whiskies, brandies, spirits, aperitifs, wines and tea – all at reasonable prices. Choose too from a variety of Thailand’s local dishes, prepared with the freshest ingredients: spicy salads, mixed meat sate, soups Tom Yam Goong and Tom Ka Gai, Tod Man Goong, Khao Phad Phuket, Phuket Spring Roll, etc.

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74-75 Moo 5 Vichitsongkram Rd., Talat Yai, Amphur Muang, Phuket

80 F3

Indian

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

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. 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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VSET

Modern Western Cuisine

Kan Eang@pier

Seafood/Thai

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

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

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

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.

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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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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International/Thai/Seafood

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

Plum Restaurant / Vanilla Sky Plum 6-11.30pm Mon Closed | Vanilla 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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80 F3


Gullible’s Travails

A roadside wine tasting?

Herbal sauna... and enema Deciding to try a herbal sauna, you arrive at the ramshackle establishment feeling rather vulnerable as you change into a flimsy cotton wrap and plunge into the steaming jaws of the sauna shed. It’s extremely hot and it takes a while for your vision to adapt, so that only gradually do you realise that you’re sharing the sauna with six large Thai ladies sitting around enjoying a huge joke at your expense. About the same time, you notice a blast of furnace-like steam attacking your sensitive parts. You dash from the sauna and pour lashings of icy water over your toasted backside.

Roadside wine tastings They appear at dusk, invitingly illuminated along dusty roads, inches from marauding pick-ups. Gleaming bottles of ruby and amber on little wooden tables... neatly displayed wines you might think, so busy husbands can grab a bottle on their way home.

Oops... you’ve learned the hard way never to take the vacant seat in a packed Phuket sauna... that’s the one directly over the steam vent! Sauna you than me!

Then you notice the parked motorcyclist enthusiastically emptying a bottle into his gas tank and you begin to wonder. When you inspect the bottles closely, you’ll find that the bouquet has less of a hint of ripe plums about it than a blast of Saudi crude. The amber 'vino' is 91 octane and the ruby is 95 – just the thing to make that dinner party go with a bang.

Farang phet

Gender offender You’re in a bar on Patong's infamous Soi Bangla, enjoying a few beers, and then comes the time when you need to return some of your purchases. So you stagger off in search of the bathrooms, finding them in a pair, one male and one female, as is so often the case.

Saunas are not the only hot things to avoid as the local cuisine, while delicious, can be positively volcanic. The handy phrase “farang phet” is worth remembering. Say it when ordering food and the accommodating locals will spice up your dishes only to a level acceptable to foreigners rather than to their own terrifying standards. Just say "farang phet" for a perfect

meal

Back home, bathroom doors boast clear signs alerting you to which entrance is the right one for your gender, but like so much in Phuket this straightforward way of doing things would be just a bit too easy. You find yourself confronted by two almost identical pony-tailed and pantaloon-wearing symbols on the doors, so you’ve no idea which is yours. Then a mini-skirted creature breezes through one of the doors. Clearly your gender belongs through the other and so in you plunge... to be confronted by the screams of startled females. In your haste you forgot that Phuket’s most beautiful 'girls' are often expert gender benders. Quickly saying “goodbye” to your new friends in the girl’s bathroom, you pop next door where you belong with Miss Mini-Skirt.

While Phuket undoubtedly harbours pitfalls that you need to be wary of, with a good sense of humour and a ready smile just like the locals, you’ll have a great time negotiating the island’s 'travails'.

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Gullible’s Travails

Many hapless visitors discover the hard way that there’s often more to Phuket than meets the eye.

Touch down! Stumbling jet-lagged into the startling tropical sunlight, Phuket greets you like a slap in the face. The blinding sun has you squinting like a near-blind old lady as you stagger from the airport to be surrounded by an army of touts offering a delightful assortment of the sins for which the Orient is infamous. “Is there a bus to Patong Beach?” you shout into the cloud of cigarette smoke hovering above the greedy grins of the touts.

The unseen world Once settled into your hotel, you may be woken early next morning by a huge series of explosions. Investigation will tell you that firecrackers, hung from the prow of a long-tail boat, are being let off to disperse evil spirits before the captain and crew set off on their seaward journey.

Indeed there is, and before you can say, “How much?” you’ll be jammed into a crowded mini bus with an collection of other novices and their mountains of baggage.

In Phuket the supernatural is everywhere and influences everything – so must be placated and venerated at all times.

This is mistake number one and should be avoided.

Zen and the art of road madness

This cramped mini bus will eventually get you to Patong, but only after endless detours and unscheduled stops. Far better is to look for signs for the airport bus to Phuket Town, or catch a metred taxi by turning right as you leave the concourse.

To understand the mania that passes for driving in Phuket, it helps to grasp that Buddhism recognises the inherent one-ness of all things and sees supposed opposites for what they truly are: facets of the unity of existence. Road madness

"Look Mom, no hands!" During your white knuckle taxi ride to your hotel you may be shocked when your driver takes his hands off the wheel and offers a ‘wai’ with palms pressed together, to the statue of two strangely-clad ladies at the Heroine’s Monument. These revered figures are the sisters Thao Thep Kasattri and Thao Sri Soontorn who, according to legend, saved the island by crossdressing, thereby fooling the gullible Burmese invaders after the fall of Ayutthaya in 1767. The Heroine's Monument is highly And, while in no way connected with revered by all Phuketians the revered ladies, the biggest billboard you’ll see driving from the airport advertises Simon Cabaret, Thailand's famous transvestite show.

Both these celebrations of gender-based deceptions serve notice that Phuket can be a realm of trickery, where duplicity is not only practiced, but actively celebrated. Gullible be warned!

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To follow the way of the Thai driver, you too must cast off illusions of duality, such as the duality of two traffic lanes moving in opposite directions. Are both lanes not part of one road? Are both directions not still expressions of the eternal flow of all things? When you've grasped this obviously simple concept, you’ll understand why Thais naturally swerve into oncoming traffic to overtake and why they are completely serene as they travel along a road the wrong way!


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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.

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Patong Hotel Beach

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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

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

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Sukko Cultural Spa

“The Best Spa In Southeast Asia”

SPA & BEAUTY

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, I was filled with a peaceful wellbeing as I enjoyed the warm traditional Sukko welcome of the ‘Flower Floating Ritual’ – like ‘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.

Daily 10am – 10pm : +66 76 263222 www.sukkospa.com

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Central Festival

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Red Chili Restaurant The philosophy behind Thai cuisine is that food is an everyday medicine for health and longevity. Rich in spices and medicinal herbs – with anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory benefits to name just a few – the Thai and international buffet at Red Chili Restaurant promises a fun and healthy dining experience with a view of Phuket’s Big Buddha and the surrounding lush green scenery. Lunch Buffet ( Daily 11am – 2pm) THB 220 Dinner Buffet (Daily 5.30 – 9pm) THB 300 : +66 76 263222

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Nikki Beach Phuket Grand Opening White Party

Centara Villas Phuket wins "Phuket Food Competition 2014"

Phuket Gazette 20th Anniversary Party @ Laguna Phuket

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Andaman Cruises Wine Cruise

Grand Opening Twochefs Kamala

GOMS organised a magic show @ The Good Shepherd, Phuket Town.

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Phunawa Resort

Phunawa suite bedroom

Phunawa Resort is situated just a short stroll from Karon Beach, one of the longest and most beautiful beaches in tropical Phuket, and perfect for sun-seekers, great for families but also ideal for fun-seekers. Karon Beach offers a relaxed nightlife with a wide selection of restaurants, pubs and bars catering for all tastes. It’s a safe location and has markets and great dining options. Couples or families will enjoy just browsing or enjoying a cool drink, listening to music or just experiencing the vibrant atmosphere. Local people are very friendly and welcoming. Phuwana Resort has a superb range of private suites which cater for everything from honeymoon couples to families, groups of friends and couples, all set around our huge pool area. 1 BEDROOM NAWA SUITE - One bedroom with en-suite bathroom and bathtub, fully equipped kitchenette, living area with TV with cable channels and DVD player plus private rooftop garden with circle pool and roof-top sala seating area. 1 BEDROOM PHUNAWA SUITE (PENTHOUSE) - On third floor, one bedroom with jaccuzi bathroom, living area, TV with cable channels, DVD player, fully equipped kitchenette plus private roof top garden including private sala seating area and circle pool. 2 BEDROOM JUNIOR SUITE - all rooms facing pool view, master bedroom with king bed size and private bathroom, second bedroom with two singles or queen bed size, living area with TV with cable channels and DVD player, full kitchenette and terrace or balcony with seating area. 2 BEDROOM GRAND SUITE - with master bedroom with king size bed, en-suite bathroom, second bedroom with two queen size beds, living area with TV with cable channels and DVD player, full kitchenette and balcony / terrace with sun lounger, tables and chairs, complimentary wifi connection. 3 BEDROOM FAMILY PHUNAWA SUITE (PENTHOUSE) - Top floor, three bedrooms. Master bedroom, with private jacuzzi bathtub. Two additional bedrooms with queen size beds. Living area has full kitchenette, dining table plus private rooftop garden including sala terrace area, circle pool with 360º view, 180º sea view.

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An extra bed is available for an additional adult or child above 12 years of age in any of our suites. NAWA RESTAURANT is an exiting international restaurant focusing on the best dishes from the ‘east’ and ‘west’, using organic products whenever possible. Our ever-changing ‘daily special dish’ means that you will never tire of our menu and it’s a perfect tool for us to learn about guest preferences. We aim to serve you the most authentic ‘street-flavours’ of Thai food. We serve exciting Thai home-cooked dishes you are guaranteed to find nowhere else. NAWA SPA offers you a small but fine selection of delightful spa treatments and massage with the goal and mission that what we only deliver first class and truly professional services, making you ‘truly feel good’. For more information please contact PHUNAWA RESORT 16/1 Patak Road Soi 24, Karon Beach, Phuket 83100 : +66 76 363000 info@phunawa.com www.phunawa.com

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Zeascape Restaurant Zeascape Restaurant features traditional Thai dishes presented with a twist and “Catch of the Day” charcoal-grilled local seafood.

Patong bay view from restaurant

Complemented by an incomparable sunset view over Patong Bay, A unique dining concept where the rustic flavours of Traditional Thai

Combining breath-taking views overlooking Patong Bay and the dramatic presentations of his creations, Chef Ryan’s tantalizing mix of hot, sour, salty and sweet tastes seamlessly blend and create a stimulating sensual and memorable dining experience

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With his team of skilled artisans he delivers modern interpretations of classic favourites paired with innovatively executed Asian cocktails and international wines.

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and regional cuisine are celebrated in the signature dishes of Chef Ryan Arboleda. Over the years, Chef Ryan has immersed himself in the region’s culture and gained great inspiration from its diverse culinary tastes.

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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

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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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Phase I & II sold out! 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 230 sq.m.-250 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.

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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 6.9 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.

…take the Plunge!

For more information : +66 82 413 6610 info@plungetropicvillas.com, info@theplungevillas.com www.plungetropicvillas.com, www.theplungevillas.com

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Saturdays Condo CONCEPT: “A simple change makes all the difference”. Exceptionally large, spacious and airy condos with specially designed dens and hobby corners for weekend interests and activities. Cycling, surfing, photography, painting, gardening and eating in or out are all part of easily accessible lifestyles at Saturdays. SERENE LOCATION: Situated in Saiyuan, near Nai Harn Beach on the southern-most tip of Phuket, Saturdays is an oasis of spacious one- and two-bedroom condos with special features for a diverse range of weekend indulgences. The quiet roads and green hills are an idyllic backdrop for all manner of weekend pursuits. SPACE: Saturdays condo units come in five distinct designs:

Live (57sqm) one-bedroom option with a large en-suite bathroom and a cozy hobby corner.

Learn (84sqm) two-bedroom, two bathroom arrangement with an extra al-fresco-style bathtub off the master bedroom and two separate hobby corners.

SPECIFICATION: Saturdays' one- and two-bedroom condos offer poolside access on the ground floor and three-metre wide balconies on the three upper floors, with three-metre high ceilings that allow natural sunlight to pour into every room and make every day feel like Saturday.

Lux (95sqm) corner units featuring two large bedrooms and two

CLASSIFICATION (PRICE RANGE): One-bedroom units from

en-suite bathrooms, plus an al-fresco-style bathing area and an extra-long terrace.

4 million baht.

Love (80sqm) is a distinctly romantic two-bedroom, two-bathroom arrangement with an exotic en-suite for the master bedroom.

Let (88sqm) is an extra large two-bedroom, two-bathroom set up that can effectively be divided into two separate living spaces so all or part of the property can be let out at the owner's convenience.

DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION: Construction is planned to take 24 months, starting this October with completion by October 2016. ABOUT THE DEVELOPER: The Attitude Club, a bespoke brand of Phuket property professionals with a vision: a little holiday that makes a BIG difference. The Attitude Club operates eight different brands under its umbrella, which also includes the hospitality management by Two Villas Holiday, interior décor by Number Twelve; stylistic hospitality at Foto Hotel; Wings, Peranakan-style villas; architecture and construction management by Roof Design & Management; urban hostel Blu Monkey; property management by Lemon Rabbit and the latest villa-style condos, Saturdays, the extended phase from Saiyuan Estate, organic passion villas. LEGAL PACKAGE: Freehold For more information The Attitude Club Co., Ltd. 100/1000 Moo 5 Rassada Muang Phuket, 83000 : +66 81 968 3760, : +66 76 261542 Sales1@theattitudeclub.com www.theattitudeclub.com/saturdayscondo www.facebook.com/saturdayscondo

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The Lake House Phuket Where Lifestyle Meets Nature The Lake House Phuket Tucked away in a quiet, idyllic residential area surrounded by nature, you will find the beautiful Lake House development. Located in the western part of Phuket Island, near the region's renowned Laguna Phuket resort complex and the white sandy beaches of Bangtao and Layan, The Lake House is situated close enough to enjoy the amenities and facilities this area has to offer, while still offering a retreat from mainstream tourism on Phuket's west coast. Living Lakeside : 3 - 4 bedroom Pool Villas Our beautifully designed, Oriental-style pool villas are built to the highest European specifications standards and naturally combine classical and contemporary Thai with solid features throughout. With innovative use of light and space, designs blend traditional tropical style creating a truly unique home. The Lake House villas focus on spacious, open-plan living space complemented by an integrated indoor and outdoor area. The natural living experience is further enhanced by the floor to ceiling glass windows and doors, allowing the comfort of design with the splendour of nature. The Lake House offers nine affordable, luxury pool villas with plot size from 420 to 720 sqm and caters for budgets starting from THB 12m. Single storey homes are ready to move in – only 2 units left.

The Canal Villa : The development Phase 3 by Phuket Greenland Property. Single storey 3-bedroom pool villas with total area of 370 sqm, located next to The Lake House. Seven homes in a quiet and peaceful area close to Laguna. Presale from THB 13.5m with payment plan available. Will be ready to occupy in December 2014. The Lake House & The Canal Project are developments by Phuket Greenland Property Co., Ltd., a developer with extensive experience working on big developments throughout Thailand for many years. Being contractors themselves, they ensure every detail of construction meets the highest standards by incorporating the best construction industry practices. Quality craftsmanship you can trust.

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Show villa contact for viewing Pasak soi 8, 1.5 km from Laguna Phuket : +66 81 734 4324, : + 66 76 274344 sale@phuketgreenlandvillas.com www.phuketgreenlandvillas.com

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Wings PROPERTY CHOICE

Concept: A boutique collection of creatively designed pool villas where imaginations fly free. Inspired by the historical Sino architecture of old Phuket and sense of Peranakan, the wings pool villas collection is a contemporary interpretation of traditional laidback lifestyle where privacy is paramount and enjoyment can be sought in special secluded indoor and outdoor living space. Location: Enjoy the daily indulgence of being luxuriously close to one of Phuket’s most prestigious stretches of west coast sand, Bangtao Beach, where the water is ideal for swimming, and the sunsets are stunning. Quiet, natural surroundings in the centre of the island and easily accessible to all facilities.

Price Range: Prices start from 6.3m baht. Lease back options available for guaranteed return. Specification: Wings is a boutique arrangement of 71 individual pool villas, each with a private walkway leading to the high-walled sanctuary of peace and inspiration, which includes a plot size of 144 sqm up to 276 sqm, a private 8-metre pool, a courtyard and the option of a second and third bedroom. The spacious layout ensure peace and privacy for every resident, plus 24-hour security, a covered car parking space, gym room and coffee shop.

About the Developer: The Attitude club was established in 1999 by a new generation of Phuket property professionals with a passion for creative business with real “value” for today’s contemporary lifestyles. We specialise in architecture, design and real estate management, with over 21 projects within 10 years – a guarantee of quality in every aspect.

Contacts The Attitude Club Co., Ltd 100/1000 Moo 5 Rassada Muang Phuket, Thailand 83000 : +66 83 595 5255 : +66 76 261 542 Sales2@theattitudeclub.com www.theattitudeclub.com/wings

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PROPERTY CHOICE

Kata Rocks

Location: Kata Rocks is a luxury boutique residence, built directly on the oceanfront at the southern point of Kata Beach. It is only a two-minute walk from Kata beach and the many restaurants, bars and leisure facilities nearby.

Facilities & Service: Kata Rocks offers the benefits of a boutique resort – with personalised concierge-style service, an oceanfront restaurant, lounge, library, a fabulous sunset-facing bar, a large function room, 35m lap pool, wellness & spa facilities and a cuttingedge fitness centre.

Concept & Design: All 34 Sky-Villas have stunning infinity pools, with uninterrupted ocean views and a huge space for indoor/ outdoor living. Ranging in size from 191sqm to 460sqm, these stunning Sky Villas offer absolute privacy, a unique oceanfront position, innovative technology, the best international building standards and European furniture, fixtures and fittings.

Price Range: Only 12-Sky Villas are still available for sale; with the property due for completion by April 2014, the remaining villas are available from 38.5 million to 65.5 million baht.

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 are located just five minutes away from Layan's white sandy beach. The site was chosen with care to ensure residents enjoy the peace and tranquility 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.

Space : Anchan Villas are designed to be spacious and airy in an attractive and practical layout. The built-up areas start from 580 sqm. and rest on plot sizes from 880 - 1,400 sqm. Each villa features a large, 15 x 5.5m private swimming pool with a large wooden terrace that connects to the master bedroom and main living room, combining your indoor and outdoor activities and contributing a comfortable and convenient lifestyle in the tropics.

Price range : From 27.5 million baht with flexible payment plan. About Developer : Anchan Villas is developed by Pearl Island Property Co., Ltd. Since it was established on Phuket in 2007, Pearl Island has earned a solid reputation as a professional design and property development firm delivering the highest quality products, situated in the most sought-after locations, and built to the highest international standards. As testament to the calibre of the project, Anchan Villas was awarded "Highly Commended" and "Winner" in the Best Phuket Villa Development category in the prestigious Thailand Property Awards 2009 , 2012 and again in 2013.

Management : The Anchan Villas community is managed by an experienced residential management company. Management services extended to residents include legal assistance, ensuring a smooth transaction in purchasing and moving into a villa. 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.

Concept : These contemporary modern 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 modern amenities nearby.

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: Various facilities are provided for all residents in the estate,

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 view, featuring a childrens' playground, a swimming pool and a gym. In terms of security, we keep the estate safe 24 hours a day with key card and CCTV systems.

Price Range: Prices start from an affordable 7.52 million baht. Concept: Tropical serenity is the theme of 88 Land and Houses Hillside Phuket which means that the houses are meant to exude a sense of relaxation as if you were staying in a resort every day. Beating in under the brand “88”, all houses in this project will have a house number of beginning with “88”. 88 Land and Houses Hillside Phuket strives to provide the feeling of a gateway to a resort, wherein dwellers can totally relax, away from the hustle and bustle, completely in tune with the hillside location. We try our best to make sure that once you step into your house, you will feel as if you are walking into the garden of a mini forest. Right from the arch at the entrance of the estate, we use large trees for the main structure so that true relaxation begins there. We go the extra mile to keep the plants and natural habitat in its original state when working on landscaping around the estate.

Specification: This project occupies a large area and there are three modern tropical house designs 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 for use as 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) using Q-con lightweight concrete panels and solar reflective tinted glass windows to lower temperature in the house. Bathrooms are clearly separated dry and wet areas, while the cold pantry is separated the hot pantry. There is air-conditioning in every bedroom, a water retreat, 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.

Coming into 88 Land and Houses Hillside Phuket should instantly give that needed escape from the chaos outside after a long day at work. Providing a peaceful escape that is both luxurious and convenient is our main goal. This project is available for 100 families only.

Contacts 88 Land & Houses Hillside Sales Office 88/73 Moo 5, West Chaofa Road, Chalong, Muang, Phuket 83130 : +66 76 521888, +66 76 383888 : +66 76 521555 info@lhphuket.com www.lhphuket.com

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Concept: Coco Kamala and Coco Chalong are the latest luxurious lifestyle developments from The Coco Group on Phuket’s west coast, and scenic east coast respectively, providing luxury high quality tropical residences at affordable prices These exclusive, low-density private tropical estates – consisting of just 24 pool villas in Kamala and 80 pool villas in Chalong – are constructed in a contemporary tropical style, with accents and hints of the local culture woven into the architectural details. We call this “natural opulence”; a feeling derived from the high ceilings and full length doors creating natural light and ventilation, constructed to a practical design, whilst retaining key aesthetic form – and all within a short distance of stunning tropical beaches.

Price Range: Prices start from 5.9 million baht to 13 million baht. About the Developer: Our development company Con-F is managed and operated by some of the most experienced architects, engineers and construction teams in the region. We are able to ensure the highest quality, flexibility and tight cost control because our dynamic and innovative group provides the majority of technical services in-house. To date we have an extensive portfolio of over 30 completed projects spanning the last 10 years.

protect your investment. We offer a more maintenance-orientated service, Villa Management, designed to keep your vacation home in optimum condition for you and your guests. We also offer a rental programme in two categories: holiday rentals or long-term rentals, to maximize the financial return on your investment.

Location: Coco Kamala is on the cosmopolitan and exclusive west coast of Phuket, just 30 minutes from Phuket International airport. Kamala offers a central location with easy access to beaches, shopping, golf and water sports. The exclusive west coast beaches are minutes away and the Party City of Patong is just 15 minutes drive south along the coast. Coco Chalong is located a short distance from scenic Chalong bay, famed for its yachting and seafood restaurants and the gateway to stunning Phang Na Bay. It is within easy reach of Phuket town and a short distance from the famous Prom Thep Cape and swimming beach at Nai Harn.

Our philosophy is to develop exciting, high quality lifestyle property and related services to ensure stress-free investment opportunities for our buyers and owners.

Protecting and managing your Investment: We pride ourselves on being able to provide valuable after-sales services and, to this end, we have created a range of services to help you manage and

Contacts Coco Kamala Sales Office: 60m from Surin Plaza 8/62 Moo 3, T. Cherng Talay, A. Thalang, Phuket 83110 : +66 76 324293, : +66 81 958 6996 Coco Chalong Sales Office: 50m from Chalong Circle 71/45 Moo 10, T. Chalong, A. Mueang, Phuket 83130 : +66 76 384245, : +66 91 229 4070 sales@cocovilla.net www.cocovilla.net

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PROPERTY CHOICE

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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The Emerald Central Condo PROPERTY CHOICE

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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Karon Butterfly

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 81 892 0247 Tan +66 81 893 6755 sales@karonbutterfly.com Gianluca +66 84 923 2953 margianlu@hotmail.it info@karonbutterfly.com www.karonbutterfly.com

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ReLife 2 Condominium PROPERTY CHOICE

Gu com arante e ple ted 7% re n con cre tal ret te s u truc rn ture

Location: The project is located a short walking distance from scenic NaiHarn Beach, a very nice spotless beach, tucked between grassy hills and tiny island. NaiHarn Beach is famous for its pristine white sand, turquoise water, sunsets and serenity. In high season it offers a great anchorage for sailing boats and luxury yachts. The resort is only a short drive from the Big Buddha and Chalong and 20 minutes from larger towns such as Patong and Kata Beach. Most of Phuket’s attractions are only a short distance from the project.

Classification (Price Range): Studio from 2.6 million baht Two bedroom from 4.4 million baht Three bedroom from 8.7 million baht

Concept: Our motto, which is also found in the name of ReLife, is to extend and renew your life. Naiharn, a piece of paradise, which is available to you right here and now, offers you plenty of things that you need to achieve this goal. We will stand by your side in a very unique way. We will make sure that you can enjoy this paradise in your own piece of property with a minimum of accompanying worries.

Specification: Studio unit (35 sqm) with a bedroom/living room, kitchen area, bathroom and balcony. 2 bedrooms, different types (71 sqm-139 sqm) with living room, kitchen area, 2 bathrooms and balcony. 3 bedrooms, different types (124 sqm-129 sqm) with living room, kitchen area, 3 bathrooms and balcony.

About Your Investment: The first three rules of real estate investment are location, location & location… and we have all of them. The combination of this prime location, with value pricing and exceptional construction quality guarantees you long-term capital appreciation and high rental return. Therefore your holiday property will be one of the best investments you could make. If you do not intend to stay here for the whole time, then you may consider to rent out your property either for long or for short holiday periods. This is an excellent way to cover the property’s yearly expenses or generate return of your investment.

Contacts Lakbaanthara Co., Ltd. 14/92 NaiHarn Beach, Moo 1, Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83130 : +66 81 797 6030 : +66 76 388256 : +66 76 388256 info@relifeapartment.com www.relifeapartment.com

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Baan Tak r Kard

Location: Truly suburban living down a quiet lane in tranquil Ban Don, Talang, near Laguna Resort complex and Layan and Bangtao beaches on the west coast of Phuket, about 2km from Thepkrasatree Road and only a 15-minute drive to Phuket International Airport. Shopping is easy with several superstores and markets nearby and there are two international schools within easy reach.

Classification (price range): An ideal affordable option for small families with growing kids priced from THB 3.08m for Emotion One (2 bedrooms) to THB 3.575m for Emotion Two (3 bedrooms).

Concept: Suburban tropical living in spacious and inspiring twostorey tropical town homes with two to three bedrooms in a tranquil neighbourhood. Space: Emotion One: 5m wide with total living space of 108sqm, plus an 18.4 sqm driveway and a 12 sqm garden. Emotion Two: 6m wide with three bedrooms – each of which can fit a king-size bed – and and three bathrooms, two en-suite. Total interior living space is 125 sqm plus a 23.6 sqm driveway and 14 sqm garden.

Specification: Top-quality materials throughout, such as durable Kholer bathroom fittings and asphalt roof shingles plus Fletcher Aluminium glazing for complete weather protection and noise reduction.

Design& construction: Contemporary European inspired design adapted for tropical living using top-quality construction materials and ecological innovation to keep the home cool in the heat.

About the developer: Established in 2010, Living Vis Co., Ltd. is dedicated to building affordable high-quality housing with a transparent approach that means long-term cost savings for home owners. Living Vis is headed by directors with a wealth of experience in global building standards: Mr Sunchai Nuengsit (MBA), a member of the Judging Committee of the Thailand Property Awards and with 15 years experience as a manufacturer and distributor of cutting edge solutions for environmental sustainability, and Mr Sokoun Chanpreda – multi-award-winning developer of Bangkok’s iconic Bed Supper Club. Legal package: Freehold Contacts Living Vis Baan Tak r Kard, Don Jom Tao Rd, Ban Don, Talang, Phuket : +66 88 766 1962 info@baan-tak-r-kard.com www.baan-tak-r-kard.com : www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwOG4Sf4vqQ

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Location: Massa Luna Condominium is a luxury beachfront property at Nai Yang beach. Surrounded by mountains, pine trees and the sea, Mass Luna – just 3 km from Phuket International Airport – exudes a peaceful atmosphere at one with nature.

Concept & Design: "The Majestic Pearl of Phuket" is the theme of Massa Luna Condominium, promoting a creative, relaxed vacation lifestyle, enhanced by the sea breeze and 360 degree views. Designed with family living in mind, the floor plans allow you to create your own spaces. For example, sliding glass doors between living room and bedroom expand the open living space. All construction materials are of the highest quality. At Massa Luna Phuket, “The place of Peace”, you’ll enjoy the luxury lifestyle of your dreams. Price Range: Prices start from THB 3.4m to THB 14m. Specification: There are six types of room, all with modern tropical style interiors and fully furnished. Living space is between 40 - 83.5 sqm. Options are one bedroom or two bedrooms; all rooms have a spacious living room, bathroom, kitchen and balcony.

Facilities & Service: Massa Luna Condominium offers a huge common area, luxury 5-star hotel-style lobby, fitness room, spa, sauna and games room. In addition, there is a swimming pool with tropical garden, Jacuzzi pool and kids' pool, rooftop sky garden and Infinity pool in every building. In terms of security, there is key card access from the entrance to each unit, 24-hour security and CCTV.

architecture. Starting from an analysis of the location, the unique elements of each project are identified. Then, careful attention is paid to each step of the construction process with the application of innovative construction technology. Porchland Group, a leading real estate developer in Chonburi, has more than five years experience of major development projects and continues to strive, under the concept "We build from our mind", to develop projects focused on quality of life, integrity of the development and optimal integration into the environment. Porchland Group's approach to residential development is to create trust with our customers, today and forever.

About the Developer: Porchland Group is a property development company that engages in social responsibility, creating and developing projects that have more value than beauty alone. All projects combine the best of design elements and modern

Contacts Massa Luna Sales Office Nai Yang Beach (in front of Nai Yang Beach Resort) : +66 96 139 0005-7 massalunaphuket@gmail.com www.massalunaphuket.com

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COCONUT ISLAND: Amazing lifestyle investment set on Coconut Island, just 5 minutes boat ride from Phuket Town. This development offers resort-style facilities, amenities and a luxury Spa. Bungalows for sale offer high rental yields.

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SURIN: Located in a prime area, this modern address offers a rooftop swimming pool, fitness centre and shuttle bus service that will surely make any guests feel on vacation. Well-packaged product and great value for money.

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: Extremely convenient location at only 75 metres from a shopping centre and 350 metres from the beach. You are guaranteed high rental returns year round with this sea view project. Must see!

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PHUKET CITY: Located in Phuket's main Shopping Centre, we are by the 2nd floor financial centre. We will be happy to assist you in every way to present you with the perfect investment opportunity that suits your needs. Hope to see you soon!

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.

PATONG: We have a couple of Information Centres in the biggest mall of Patong where our promotional staff will be more than pleased to assist you in setting a meeting with our professional consultants.


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Diamond Condominium Bangtao “A Coastal Living Style” Project overview “I want to build something I would love to buy myself.” These were the words of Mr. Jo D’Hondt at the recent soft opening at the Diamond Condominium sales office in Bang Tao describing his vision: “We want to make something in Bang Toa that people can buy, that has good quality and good value in a good location for a correct and affordable price.” Diamond Condominium Bang Tao is the brainchild of Belgiumborn business partners Jo D’Hondt and Rudy Maes, who were also involved in the development of the nearby Diamond Beach Club at Surin beach.

Location Diamond Condominium is located within walking distance of amenities such as Villa Market, a local Thai market, several minimarts, beach clubs and restaurants on Bang Tao beach. There are full car parking facilities. The communal park and a hillside rock garden

Specification There is a range of floor plan configurations available for both oneand two-bedroom condos. Room type A, is the entry level onebedroom offering a bathroom/toilet, kitchen, dining and living area. Price & Completion Pre-sales have started for the 150 new condo units in buildings 'B' and 'C', with prices ranging from 2.6 – 5.9 million bath, equating to an average of 77,000 baht per sqm. Construction is expected to start in June this year, with a projected 1.5 years completion date. On top of this, the developers are also offering an excellent rental return of 7% per annum for 3-5 years. Rental arrangements will be operated with a hotel-like management style to ensure that tenancy rates remain high.

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Concept Here at Diamond Condominium, every unit is a luxuriously-designed work of art where you can actually open up to breathe in fresh and gentle breezes, as well as appreciate the lush tropical landscape that covers approximately 6 rai (9,600 sqm). Diamond Condominium contains four separate buildings surrounding a central swimming pool and landscaped community recreation area. In all, the four buildings will contain 388 units with a total building size of 8,200 sqm. You certainly can immerse yourself in the relaxed lifestyle of comfort at Diamond Condominium Bang Tao. This is coastal living at its best.

surround the building with native plants and trees to enhance the park-like feel.

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Injunctions and their practical limitations The scenario is all too familiar – a disgruntled party goes to a lawyer’s office with an urgent request for legal assistance to stop another party’s wrongdoings. The disgruntled party then asks the lawyers if they can file for an immediate order from a court ordering the other party causing harm to ‘stop’ their actions. Such orders in ‘common law’ jurisdictions are known as ‘injunctions,’ and come in different ‘legal forms’ : preliminary (meaning before judgment); permanent (at the time of judgment); mandatory or preventative; and restraining orders. For those not so keen on legalese, an injunction generally refers to an order of a court of law preventing a person/company from continuing an action, or compelling them to act in a certain way. Recently, Samsung and Apple made global headlines in their intellectual property litigation, with such cases highlighting the role of injunctions in litigation. However, injunctions are not limited to major court battles and are often sought in much smaller disputes, including breach of contract, damage to property, and small company shareholder litigation. In Thailand, ‘injunctions’ are known as ‘provisional measures before judgment’ (i.e. preliminary injunctions), or for the permanent types, final judgment orders. They are commonly alleged in complaints, but are they commonly granted as a remedy in a dispute? Generally, the answer lies in the type of ‘provisional measure,’ ‘order,’ or ‘injunction’ a party is seeking to obtain from a Court. Provisional measures before judgment Section 254 of the Civil Procedure Code of Thailand sets out the basic rules for ‘provisional measures before judgment,’ and expressly excludes so-called ‘petty cases’ – which is defined to be a small value case under Section 189 as less than 40,000 THB, but can be in practice discretionary and taken on a case-by-case basis. Thus, for the disgruntled party seeking such court sanctioned relief, the case generally needs to be of fairly significant value, or there needs

(Advertorial) to be a serious issue at stake in which imminent harm is likely to be inflicted on the party seeking the relief if the ‘provisional measure’ is not granted. In fact, the request for provisional relief must generally be related to – (1) seizure of property in dispute; (2) a request to restrain another person from continued wrongful acts, or to restrain the transfer or disposal of property in dispute; (3) to request the extinguishment of an act to register rights against the property in dispute; or (4) to request a warrant to detain a defendant. Additionally, any application for a ‘provisional measure before judgment,’ must be submitted with an actual complaint (i.e. lawsuit). Accordingly, a plaintiff cannot just merely request a court to issue pre-judgment remedial measure. The plaintiff must ultimately prove that they have been harmed at trial on the merits. Clearly, the statutory requirements for ‘provisional measures before judgment’ are intended to streamline the number of requests to the court for ‘provisional measures before judgment.’ The courts do not wish to see on overabundance of such requests filed for each and every small dispute. However, in practice, the courts are often reluctant to grant such measures even in large cases. The reason is that under the Section 254, ultimately the courts have the power to grant or dismiss these requests, and therefore have broad statutory discretion. Furthermore, in our firm’s experience, there is often a sense that the case needs to be proven first, prior to action being taken by a court ordering parties to act in a certain way. This isn’t to say that courts never grant provisional measures. They are just rarely granted, and only in cases where clear evidence is shown by the party seeking the ‘provisional measure before judgment’ is necessary to protect clear interests, and where ultimately court ordered compensation on the case may not be sufficient. Final judgment orders On the other hand, judgment orders (which are essentially ‘permanent injunctions’) are of a different nature and status than ‘provisional measures before judgment,’ and are frequently granted as part of a judgment in a case. Parties filing court cases in Thailand can allege both damages (i.e. compensation) and request a court to issue a final order compelling a party to act in a certain way (i.e. to remove a building encroaching on another person’s property). One apparent reason for courts being more willing to grant final orders preventing or requiring other parties to act in a certain way, is because the case has already been tried on the merits, and evidence presented and questioned by the litigants and the judge. Furthermore, to obtain such orders, the plaintiff actually has to request in the complaint the specific order of relief, and it is therefore thought that the request is made clear for the defendant to counter in trial. To not request an order, can ultimately preclude the order from being granted. Conclusion ‘Injunctions’ are available as a remedy in cases filed in Thailand. However, the likelihood of obtaining an injunction depends on the case and the type of injunction sought. Generally, ‘provisional measures before judgment’ are difficult to obtain as courts are reluctant to grant them. On the other hand, judgments frequently order litigants to take actions in a certain manner or way as a result of the trial of the case on the merits. Any parties considering seeking to stop another party from taking certain wrongful actions, should seek legal advice to determine if an injunction is a viable remedy to seek in a court case.

Author: Robert Krupica – Hughes Krupica Consulting Company Limited Hughes Krupica has a Senior Arbitration Specialist, Victor Smith, as part of its growing practice. Victor is experienced in sitting on arbitrators panels and advocating for parties in arbitration proceedings. www.hugheskrupica.com

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"ISS has been recognised as the World's Best Outsourcing Service Provider 2013"

Leader in Electronic Security System Integration "We are the world champions in outsourcing!" Our 534,200 employees have been voted world best outsourcing provider by IAOP.

What we do Closed Circuit TV (CCTV) Access Control System Central Monitoring Service Fire suppression System System Integration Metal Detection Devices Visitor Management Systems Intruder Alarm / Auto Parking System

The need for integration. The key systems of security are intrusion detection, access control, and video surveillance. If each of these systems is installed separately, administration and training can burden a company or property owner. Intrusion alarms occur on one system, access badges are administered in a stand-alone database, and intelligent digital video technology runs on dedicated computer equipment. Each system requires service, maintenance, administration, and training. ISS single system enables greater flexibility to add security components that can be easily integrated into the overall system, keeping the cost of capital expenditure low, and requiring little additional training.

ISS Facility Services Co., Ltd 117/9 Moo 5 Chalermphrakiet R.9. Road Tambol Rassada, Amphur Muang, Phuket 83000. Thailand. : +66 81 958 6879 scott.d@th.issworld.com www.th.issworld.com 68 E2

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

Our Services: • Supply of wide range of high quality tiles for both indoor and outdoor spaces. • Installation consulting • Tile cutting machines • Diamond Discs & Diamond Hand Pads • Spacer and Levelling Systems • Grouting machines • Care & Maintenance products

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PAUL ROPP : WHAT’S IN A NAME – BY SALVADOR BALI

PAUL ROPP what's in a name I met Paul Ropp during the '60s in New York City, the time Positively 4th Street and Like a Rolling Stone, and for sure the times, were a changing; attitudes, revolutionary thoughts and spirituality and creativity abounded – uptown, down town, across town and, not unlike myself, here there and everywhere. Greenwich Village scene, the music scene, theatre district, the night club scene, Woodstock, or just

carousing the streets of New York, all of a sudden there was Paul Ropp, always Paul Ropp, making a showing without anybody knowing, and always with a positive humble sponge giant ego, a man who lived way beyond his means, but somehow always made it work, again which always led to the legend, the mystic... who the hell is this guy? One day he’s the road manager for the Paul Butterfield Blues band and running all around Woodstock, then another day friends of mine were smoking marijuana cigarettes with rolled cigarette papers bearing the American Flag or US dollar bills, passing the joint. Hey, who came up with this crazy idea, Paul Ropp, ha, seriously... so on and so forth as the legend persists. Off to India Paul goes, presumably to find Baba Awesome and to become a groovy guru, but not this time, Paul is right on target with the fashion trend with the Chinese Tibetan T-Shirt company, amazing variations of colors, creativity and style, pictures of the Hindu Elephant Gajha, Buddhas and the like; wish I had a few of those today. Then comes another legend in his own right, John De Coney who invented the word 'Volumetric' for the hair industry, the cutting sculpture of men’s long hair, and there was Paul working with Paul Mitchell, the icon of hair. John as well took off to Goa, India, then to Bali, follow-up in Paul’s own words. A couple I'd introduced in Brazil, and then married in Central Park, New York, helped deliver their baby in Goa, India in 1976, and having their second child in Bali asked me if I could help deliver that one. Not having enormous amounts of money, I decided to put it together with a business trip. Bali offered me the opportunity because there were so many creative people here that I used my creative nature and my abilities to bring hand-made fabric from India and started to develop a handloom industry. OK, a decade has passed and I'd encountered Paul on occasion in New York, always with some new handy craft or at the fashion trade shows, but never really

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PAUL ROPP : WHAT’S IN A NAME

"I watched Paul Ropp grow and grow into a fashion icon constantly coming up with designs and products ranging from handicrafts, jewelry and all kinds of accessories – and all set in Paul Ropp fashion style"

knowing what he was about in Asia, especially Bali, which he always taunted me with to come, and get a look at something other than the rat race of New York. The time had come and I found myself in Bali in 1987 at Made’s Warung, sitting there Paul with John de Coney, well, well look who’s here. I was immediately taken under their wings and never looked back; look what turned out from a two week vacation. Over this time I watched Paul Ropp grow and grow into a fashion icon, constantly coming up with designs and products ranging from handicrafts, jewelry and all kinds of accessories – all set in Paul Ropp fashion style. Then events, runway shows never seen in Bali before and the beat goes on to stores in Thailand extending internationally. Hard to imagine Bali these days without Paul Ropp fashion. Since my arrival in Bali, I've established myself as something of a journalist under the pen name Salvador Bali, and I've interviewed the rich and the famous and the sick and the shameless, but there's only one Paul Ropp, honest, integrity, man of his word, always there to extend a helping hand, all behind this exterior of having to be strong willed in the crazy world of production and fashion. But dig a bit and you'll find a heart of gold. I'd like to visit Paul in his dreams; for sure it would be one hell of a whacky universal theme park with a never ending circus

mind. I once asked Paul, when is enough, enough? Never was the answer, its fusion, one thing leads to another, I stop, I die. It’s all about creativity, that’s what keeps you young and enthusiastic. I would say Paul went the mountain and met them all. What did they all have in common? The view, in short, that art is life. Full thrust and on with every endeavor of production, detail, and that my friends is called passion. So what’s in a name? Do you think it just happens like some magical gift looking towards the universe in a colourful way, one, two, three and Shazaam? No way honey! Find and bring the fabric from around the world, design, produce, detail, overseeing, manufacturing, production, on and on in third world countries requiring patience, then sales, shops, marketing, staff, ups and downs, frustration , deadlines, ah, I could go on and on; we're talking major pressure here. Whatever people may say, and they always do, here’s Paul Ropp, and smiling.

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Holiday Villa Rentals Holiday villas have become a very popular alternative to hotel rooms in recent years, hence the increasing demand and supply of holiday rental properties. This is especially so if the party is a group of more than two adults and a couple of kids. Just the thought of squeezing everyone into standard size hotel rooms is not a good start to a great holiday. Therefore the option of renting a villa has become very appealing in recent times. Firstly, a holiday villa is very much like a home-away-from-home. It has virtually everything your home has – or more. Holiday villas can range from 2-7 bedroom villas and can cater from two up to at least 15 in-house guests at any one time. Therefore if it’s an extended family affair, 2-3 families or a group of friends holidaying together then a holiday villa is the perfect solution. High end holiday villas can be from USD 3,000 to USD 5,000 per night over the high season. This would include a full service personalised staff that will look after your every whim and fancy – including a villa manager, maids, chef and even a driver or nanny on request. To command such a price, these high-end villas are usually in the best locations around the island boasting spectacular sea views. A swimming pool in such villas is a standard facility, but most of the views from these pools are quite breathtaking and worth more than an Instagram photo. Swimming in an infinity edge pool dramatically overlooking a cliff to the Andaman sea is quite an

experience. Some villas even come complete with a fully equipped gym, massage and sauna room, entertainment room with pool table or even a soundproof cinema room for 15 pax with its own pop corn machine. The other popular holiday rentals are longer term, between 1-3 months, and are now increasingly favoured among holiday makers escaping from frigid temperatures back home who would like to stay in an all-year 'hot and sunny' location like Phuket. Depending on location, bedrooms required and also the rental period, monthly rentals could start as low as THB 45,000 to THB 350,000 per month, excluding utilities like water and electricity. However the monthly rental price would normally include wifi and pool, garden and maid services. Due to the popularity and demand for villa holiday rentals, it is advisable to secure a booking as early as possible. This will afford you with more choices as well as flexibility when choosing the appropriate property early. We are starting to get enquires for short term villa rentals for the year end 2014 and as early as for 2015. So if you are thinking of being in Phuket for your next holiday and would like to rent a villa instead of a hotel room, drop us an email Phuket@engelvoelkers.com and we will assist you in renting that holiday villa.

Amy Koh is the Sales Manager of Engel & Voelkers Phuket. For more information visit www.engelvolkers.com/th Moon Terraces

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Safer Phuket hotel partners spearhead drive to world class beaches

Phuket’s beautiful beaches are an essential asset for the island's long term prosperity – they attract millions of visitors annually. However competition for these tourists is increasing and so Phuket’s tourist industry recognises the need to adapt and respond to the growing consumer demands in this area, which is why Safer Phuket is working with its partner hotels to bring the new ISO 13009 Beach Management standard to Phuket’s beaches. It may come as a surprise to many but there has been no international standard for beach safety and management. In Europe there has been the Blue Flag scheme, which has achieved success, but the absence of a single worldwide standard has made comparisons difficult. Now, the ISO 13009 standard establishes the general requirements for beach operators. It provides advisory guidance regarding the delivery of sustainable management and planning, beach ownership and legislative responsibilities, sustainable infrastructure and service provision needs (beach safety, information and communication, cleaning and waste removal). The overarching aim is to provide beach operators with recommended advice towards delivering a quality service and experience for all. Martin Carpenter, one of Safer Phuket's founders, states, "There is increasing pressure from tour companies, embassies and other stakeholders to reinforce guest safety in Phuket. Safer Phuket is spearheading the drive to deliver international safety standards which is why we are working with hotels in this transition to ISO 13009 status." It is of utmost importance that our beaches and coastal waters are well managed and maintained and hotels play a key role in this. Safer Phuket Hotel Partner Programme gives them a voice and influence. Co-founder, Duncan Stewart, adds, "Hotels that join our Hotel Partner Programme can focus on guest care and engagement, while Safer Phuket facilitates a safer coastal water environment, from beach management with professional lifeguards to tour boat skipper training and accreditation. Many hotels consider that control and administration of beaches is outside of their influence. But as a Safer Phuket partner collaborating with other

safety conscious hotels, we can establish safety and standards that guests need and will increasingly demand." Safer Phuket is an internationally recognised not-for-profit social enterprise that is privately funded, therefore independent. It has been recognised and supported by the Thai Interior Department, Phuket Governor Maitri and the British Embassy, Bangkok, as well overseas expert organisations such as RYA (Royal Yachting Association), RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institute) and SLSA (Surf Lifesaving Australia). They are attracting an increasing number of commercial sponsors as a part of a collaborative effort. Phuket Lifeguard Club recently received an AED (Automatic External Defibfrillator) from USA company, Zoll, one of the world’s leading defibrillator manufacturers. This will be based at the Nai Harn beach project and, with its installation, there will be Advanced Life Support training given by Bangkok Hospital experts for to all lifeguards so that they can operate the full ‘chain of survival’. Phuket can be the first island in the world to have all its beaches ISO certified and after a bleak period of bad news and visitor reductions, this has to be a move to demonstrate a commitment to a brighter future. Phuket can set world benchmarks by being the first to gain this beach management and safety standard. www.saferphuket.org www.facebook.com/saferphuket IMAGE asia welcomes the opportunity to partner with Safer Phuket to help bring about improved safety on Phuket's beaches and the surrounding waters.

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Things to do in Phuket If you would believe the brochures, Phuket is about beach, beach and more beach, with a leavening of late-night parties. However, this island of ours has lots of other activities. Here’s a selection of these which we hope will enrich your holiday experience, and they won’t break the bank.

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This is the most popular and largest of all the view points. The area has been developed to offer extensive views over the sea and there are walking paths from the cliffs to the water's edge for the adventurous. But do take care close to the cliffs! This is nature. The sunsets are absolutely breathtaking and never the same two days running. If you're romantically inclined, this is the place to come in the evenings and hold hands as the setting sun paints the evening skies in towering kaleidoscopes of light and shade. How to get there: Phromthep Cape is a headland on the extreme southern end of Phuket about 19 km from Phuket City. You can drive there via Chalong Junction along Highway 4024 to Rawai Beach, and then follow the signs for 2 km.

Sea Canoes Sea Canoes Make a silent exploration of beautiful tidal sea caves and remote tropical coastlines, promoting alternative non-polluting marine leisure activity. Professional guides make the whole delightful experience convenient and safe; even for young children. For more information Tel: +66 (0)76 254505-7, +66 (0)84 844 1807or visit www.johngray-seacanoe.com

Songkran in Phuket No visitor who has ever been here during the month of April can have avoided coming into contact with the enchanting, hilarious, and occasionally exasperating and downright dangerous watery explosion of public celebration which is Songkran. Songkran – the Thai new year – is Thailand's most celebrated festival is. It starts on April 13 and lasts for between three and 10 days, depending on where you’re resident. For most, it’s lots of fun and an excuse to cool off at what is usually the hottest time of the year. A mass water throwing in Phuket is generally confined to a single day (13 April), and to specific zones − in Phuket City at Saphan Hin and at Rawai Beach, Kata/Karon Beaches, Nai Yang Beach, Surin Beach and Patong Beach. Songkran in Patong usually begins the evening before – April 12, when normal activities in the bars cease, and the world's biggest water carnival begins. If you’re staying in one of the tourist centres like Patong, there really is no way of avoiding a soaking, unless you stay in your hotel. For more information: on Songkran festival contact: Tourism Authority of Thailand Phuket office, Tel: 0-7621-1036 or visit website: www.tat.or.th/phuket.

To find all these great places get yourself a copy of STREETS of PHUKET - 188 pages of detailed street maps, landmarks and local information - with a series of comprehensive indexes. It’s the easiest way to find your way around Phuket. Check www.streetsofphuket.com to find out where to get it – at only 399 baht it’ll save you time and fuel.

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