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Regulars Phuket Island map 8 What's on: on & off Phuket (including the movies) 12-15 Word of mouth 16 People profile: Bill O'Leary (Southeast Asia Pilot author) 18-19 Legal matters: Arbitration as an option for dispute resolution 62 Property matters: Phuket property high season rush 64 Business profile: Femke Beekers, GM of BEST WESTERN Allamanda Laguna Phuket 66 Social Phuket 68-69 Things to do in Phuket 72 Useful telephone numbers 73

Yachts & Yachting Sunsail – yacht charters & sales DaVinci Yacht Charters Phuket tide tables: December 2013 Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX) Cholamark Boat

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Shopping, Dining & Leisure Recipe: Raw tuna & blue swimmer crab ravioli (from Chef Justin Baziuk) Dining around Phuket Hot list: Rawai & Nai Harn

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Land & Property (Sales / Rentals / Services / Products) The View Diamond Condominium Bangtao Phuket Plunge Tropic Villas The Lake House Phuket Villa Sunpao Wings Kata Rocks Anchan Villas 88 Land & Houses Phuket Karon Butterfly Resort The Aspasia Phuket The Accenta Phuket The Emerald Terrace Condo Patong The Emerald Terrace Central Condo Shivalai ReLife 2 Serviced Apartments Myphuketproperties St. James Properties Helicam: Bugatti Retreat, Phi Phi Island ISS Facility Services: Integrated pest management system Tile-It: Phuket's quality tile boutique

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WHAT'S ON

Art Show: Shades of Grey • Tri-Fest • Till 1 Dec 2013 @ Laguna Grove, Laguna Phuket The Challenge Laguna Phuket Tri-Fest. 20th Laguna Phuket Triathlon, followed by inaugural Challenge Laguna Phuket. +66 76 362300. nantaneec@lagunaphuket.com. challengelagunaphuket.com

French Fair • Till 1 Dec 2013 @ Jungceylon Shoping Mall Phuket French Fair 2013. Promoting French brands, new products and French knowhow. Sample food, drinks and more from France. Entrance free. +66 81 891 3670. christian@phuket-receptif.com.

2nd Phuket Youth Football Club • Till 3 Dec 2013 @ Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club (TSLC) 11-a-side tournament with categories/ages of U13, U14, U15 & U16. Tournament packages available. +66 2 990 6881. youthfootballtournaments.org

King's Cup Regatta 2013• Till 7 Dec 2013 @ Kata Beach Resort 100 boats. 5 days racing + parties. +66 76 273380. kingscup.com

4th Annual North Phuket Culinary Arts Festival • 6 -8 Dec 2013 @ Mai Khao Beach Mai Khao Beach in Northern Phuket. Prices from 1,600++ baht; reductions for kids. Sala Phuket +66 76 338888 / Renaissance Phuket +66 76 363999 Anantara Phuket +66 76 336100 / JW Marriott Phuket +66 76 338000.

Art Show: Reflections of Nature • Till 12 Dec 2013@ Mom Tri's Gallery Works of Christiane Wyler. Abstract art combining natural elements with brilliant colour. Tel: +66 76 333568. villaroyalephuket.com

11 Dec 2013 @ Rendez-vous Restaurant French and American photographer exhibits photographs from trips around the world. Tickets for the opening party 300 baht; prizes can be won. +66 82 809 6987. facebook.com/Photography.Jerry.Minoret.

Andaman Motor Show 2013 • 12-18 Dec 2013 @ Central Festival Phuket Includes Andaman Photo Contest. Prizes up to 30,000 baht. +66 86 470 6649. nd-productions.com

Chao Lay Culture Festival • 13-15 Dec 2013 @ Gypsy Villages Chao Lay (Sea Gypsy) Boat Floating Festival. Rawai & Sapam on 13th; Ko Sire on 14th & Laem La (east of Sarasin bridge) on 15th.

High Season Carnival Launch Party • 14 Dec 2013 @ XANA Beach Club, Laguna Phuket Rio-themed 'Carnival'. Acts from around the world join residents DJ Kensho and Nemo Cools. Brazilian dancers and catwalk show on Bangtao Beach. Admission free. +66 7632 4101. xanabeachclub.com

The Asia Superyacht Rendezvous 2013 • 16-18 Dec 2013 @ Kata Rocks, Kata Beach Exclusive event for 100ft+ yachts. To join, bring your 100+ft boat! +66 76 296440. asia-superyacht-rendezvous.com

Kitesurfing: KTA Thailand Christmas Race Special • 17-20 Dec 2013 @ Kite Zone Phuket, Friendship Beach, Rawai 4-day in Chalong Bay. IKA/ISAF Course Race World ranking points: 50 points. Equipment prize value USD 10K. Registration 17 Dec, 11am to 4pm. Participation: USD 50. +66 83 395 2005. kitesurfingphuket.com

Countdown to 2014 Concerts • 29 Dec -1 Jan 2014 @ Sanam Chai, Phuket Live bands, dancers, games & fireworks. phuketcountdown.com

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Jet Ski King’s Cup-World Cup Grand Prix 2013 •

9-12 Jan 2014 @ Royal Phuket Marina Phuket International Boatshow (PIMEX) Marine, lifestyle, property & marine products & services. 60 boats on display. 2,500 sqm indoor display. 120 exhibitors. +66 81 892 7670. phuketboatshow.com

4-8 Dec 2013 @ Jomtien Beach, Pattaya Jomtien Beach. 40 countries particiapting. jetski-worldcup.com

Road Bike Training Tour • 1-23 Jan 2014 @ Bangkok to Phuket 13 day/12 night tour Led by Ironman Jurgen Zack. 513 miles (8 stages) cycling from Bangkok to Phuket + swimming & running courses. Tel: +66 89 730 7441. siambiketours.com

12th Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2014 • 13-18 Jan 2014 @ Langkawi, Malaysia Popular with Phuket sailors. Free berthing at yacht club marina. 4-5 days racing & 4 parties. 30-40 boats expected. wickysundram@ langkawiyachtclub.com. langkawiregatta.com

The 4th Phuket Soccer Schools Int'l Tournament • 1-2 Feb 2014 @ Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club (TSLC) Teams from all over Asia. U8, U10, U12, U14. +66 76 336000. reservations@thanyapura.com. thanyapura.com

Wat Chalong Fair 2014 • 10-16 Feb 2014 @ Wat Chalong The biggest temple fair on the island. Shopping, games, food and fun.

The (Phang Nga) Bay Regatta 2014 • 12-16 Feb 2014 @ Phang Nga Bay Cruising & liveaboard regatta. 4 days racing. Spectacular scenery. Parties most nights. +66 81 396 0785. facebook: tinyurl.com/ljjfp4t

Chinese New Year 2014 • 15-17 Feb 2014 @ Chinese shrines in Phuket Town Celebrations & cultural events across the island, especially in the heart of Phuket’s Old Town and at local Chinese Shrines.

River Kwai Bridge Week Remembrance ceremony • Till 5 Dec 2013 @ Kanchanaburi Light & sound presentations featuring simulated battle scenes. TAT Kanchanaburi +66 34 511200. tourismthailand.org

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Casino Royale at The Edge • 7 Dec 2013 @ Aleenta Phuket - Phang Nga Resort & Spa, Phang Nga Pure Blue Foundation's annual fundraiser, Casino Royale theme. Play classic casino games for prizes. Music by PJae Stanley & DJ Ben Jay 1,500++ baht. Casino chips 1,000++ baht. +66 76 580333.

Thailand Golf Championship 2013 • 12-15 Dec 2013 @ Amata Spring Country Club Chonburi Americans Fowler & Mahan join Thailand Golf Championship. thailandgolfchampionship.com.

The 8th Chiang Mai Marathon 2013 • 22 Dec 2013 @ Chiangmai old Town & Royalflora Expo, Chiang Mai Route includes Chiangmai old Town. 4 divisions; Marathon, Half Marathon, Minimarathon 10 km and Kids Run and Walk 3 km. TAT Chiang Mai +66 53 248604. tourismthailand.org

5th Big Mountain Music Festival • 7-8 Dec 2013 @ Bonanza, Khao Yai National Park 2-day, 2-night outdoor music festival. Huge stages and up to 65,000 people in100 amongst the mountains of Khao Yai National Park. Tickets: thaiticketmajor.com +66 02 262 3456.

4th OverCoat Music Festival 2013 • 7 Dec 2013 @ Starlight by Jolly Land, Kao Kor, Phetchabun Singto numchok, Musketteers, Tattoo Colors, The Richman Toy, Scrubb, Mild, Two Popetorn and more... Tickets: thaiticketmajor.com +66 02 262 3456.

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WHAT'S ON

movies DEC 2013

FROZEN Genre : Animation, Adventure, Family Starring : Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff, Santino Fontana, Alan Tudyk In Frozen, fearless optimist Anna (Bell ) teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (Groff ) and his loyal reindeer Sven in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa (Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.

THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS 3D

Genre : Fantasy, Adventure, 3D, Prequel Starring : Ian McKellen, Hugo Weaving, Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Aidan Turner After successfully crossing over the Misty Mountains, Thorin and company seek aid from a powerful stranger before taking on the dangers of Mirkwood Forest--without their Wizard. If they reach the human settlement of Lake-town it will be time for the hobbit Bilbo Baggins to fulfill his contract with the dwarves. The party must complete the journey to Lonely Mountain and burglar Baggins must seek out the Secret Door.

Genre : Action, 3D, Animation, CGI Starring : Charlie Rowe, Angourie Rice For the first time in movie history, audiences will truly see and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Walking with Dinosaurs is the ultimate immersive experience, utilising state of the art 3D to put audiences in the middle of a thrilling and epic prehistoric world, where an underdog dino triumphs to become a hero for the ages.

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in Phuket December Choices

DJs & Live Music @ Bliss Beach Club, Bang Tao They say the WOW factor kicks in-hard. Vibrating, quivering. BLISS 2nd Anniversary 7 Dec. Live Music @ Two Chefs, Karon House band every night around 8 pm with a mix of new and old songs. Great prices on beer and sangria. Live bands @ Red Hot, Patong Formerly Margarita’s. Live bands every evening from 7.30. Big TV screen and a pool table. Live Jam nights @ Skyla's Beach House, Kamala Chilled international music including live jam nights. They also teach surfing & 'SUP'.

Regular Events ACYC Ao Chalong Yacht Club Competitive but fun club racing on Sundays twice a month. All are welcome to sail. Just turn up! +66 81 985 6879. sduncanson@quantumsails.com. www.acyc.asia 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

Live bands @ Sanaeha, Phuket City Live music a few nights a week. Female singer covering hits from the 60s every Tuesday to Saturday.

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

Live Music @ Candlelight Bar, Karon Reggae band every Sunday night. Shirts & shoes optional. Live music starts at 9.30pm.

BBAP British Business Association - Phuket Monthly dinners & social evenings. socialsec@bbap.org. www.bbap.org

Live Music @ Tai Pan, Patong International singers. Classic Rock through to the latest dance hits. Every night through to 11.45pm.

Computer Clinic Phuket Computer Clinic Free computer clinic roundtables (Windows problems, internet service) every Sunday, 10am at the Sandwich Shoppe, Chalong.

Jam sessions @ Music Matters jazz bar, Phuket City Jazz, Salsa, Caribbean, African, S. American & more. Jazz jam sessions Wed & Sat. Live sports @ Roxy Bar, Phuket City Fun atmosphere, food & live sports. free pool & wi-fi. Quiz every Wednesday. Happy Hours 5-8pm. Bar Bands @ Timber Hut, Phuket City The Thai pub scene. A fun place featuring one of Phuket's great bar bands. Boat Bar @ Paradise Complex, Patong Beach The only gay disco in Patong with daily popular cabaret shows around midnight. DJs & live music @ Banana Bar & Disco Patong Dance club with a mix of Thais & visitors. Live music on ground floor bar. Disco upstairs.

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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.

Live music & cheap beer @ Rom Dee, Phuket City Small venue, live music every night & cheap beer. Gets busy, but laid-back approach. 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.

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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.

Khanom Jeen Mae Ting (Rice noodles)

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5.30am-11am. On Satun Rd. at the entrance to Pavillion Hotel, near Plook Panya School. One of most popular breakfast choices among Phuketians is Khanom Jeen . My favourite Khanom Jeen restaurant is 'Mae Ting'. Operating with a self-service concept, you can pick up plates of rice noodles at the counter, to enjoy choices of curry such as Beef curry (Gaeng Nua), Chicken curry (Gaeng Kai), Fish curry (Nam Ya Pla), Crab curry (Gaeng Poo) and more ... A variety of vegetable dishes are available .

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10am-10pm. In the valley between Phuket Mining Museum and British International School. Right at the side of the road. A small and friendly restaurant serving a range of delicious natural Thai food . Inexpensive but nice atmosphere with local hospitality in touch with nature . Recommended dishes are prawns in tamarind sauce and fried fish with curry paste . Hard to find the place but worth the effort.

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9am-6pm, closed Sunday. Phang Nga Rd, 300m from On On Hotel. A very cosy and relaxing café offering a wide range of tea, coffee & cakes of the best quality. The service is warm and friendly. Cakes are mouthwatering and light. Banoffi Pie at 70 baht is a must-try. Perfect for reading or chilling out with friends or family. Good for small business meetings.

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8am-8pm. Heading to PhangNga over the Sarasin Bridge, just a few kms on the right you'll see the sign; do a u-turn and you're heading back south. The entrance is right. A trendy little café with a nice 360 degree viewpoint. Very popular with locals and visitors. They have a menu or you can just get coffee and a cake . There's a 'viewpod' which is lifted up in the air by a crane for some great views. Viewpod costs 40 baht for adults.

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BILL O'LEARY

Bill O'Leary 26 years ago, Bill O'Leary arrived in Phuket as crew aboard a yacht. Fast forward to 2013 and he's helping develop the marine side of three Malaysian government-backed mega tourism projects. Here's how he went from yachty 'yobbo' to entrepreneur, artist, musician, avowed family man – and now corporate 'suit'. Where are you from? Charleville – Outback Queensland, Australia Tell us something about your ‘early years’. I’m the second of four kids to an Irish immigrant Flying Doctor who worked for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) for 30 years in rural, then far north Queensland. My childhood was a blur of high-flying awe punctuated by institutionalised terror. The awe was flying with Dad when he’d let me pilot, pull teeth, give injections and eat snake amongst the full-blooded Aboriginals. These adventures were offset by long terrifying stints of Catholic boarding-school brutality. Dad was a living legend in the outback and had hundreds of amazing stories we put into a book and screenplay after he died. I remember one flying clinic where he’d circumcised dozens of infants in one session at Aurukun Mission up on the Cape. He reckoned he and the pilot kept the left-overs in a Vegemite jar full of sawdust and used them for months after – as Barramundi bait. Half a dozen end-bits skewered onto a 3/0-sized hook caught so many Barramundi he reckoned it was cheating. When did you move to Phuket and from where? In 1987 after filming ‘Dead Calm’, I sailed on the famous yacht Stormvogel from Hamilton Island on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef through Indonesia to Phuket. How well did you know Phuket before moving? I’d never heard of it before. I was pronouncing it wrong from the start. The Aussie yobo in me loved the notion of sailing off to some magical island in ‘Thigh-land’ called ‘Fwwwuuu-ket’ and visiting those amazing rock formations at ‘Fee Fee Island’ and ‘Fan-ga Nar Bay’. Did you come here intending to work or set up a business? No way! When the dinghy hit the beach, I succumbed to a nasty bout of culture shock going AWOL troppo for a few days that culminated in me getting booted off Stormvogel. I didn’t care – I thought I’d found heaven. Unfortunately I hadn’t retained sufficient funds for a return

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ticket. Down and out, I begged Vincent Tabuteau and Jan Jacobs to help them fit out June Bahtra at Rattanchai shipyard – so I lived on deck up the creek in Phuket Town. Those were hard days and sweaty mosquito-bitten nights staring up at the stars. Sometimes now I wish I were what I was when I wanted to be what I am now. Tell us about your life in Phuket. I’m the luckiest foreigner to ever set foot on Phuket. My Seppo [Australian dialect for American citizen – ‘septic tank’] mate Barry Bailey got his melon run over by one of those early jetskis with a hanging outboard motor. So I got his job running the three boats at the newly opened Amanpuri back in 1988. Anthony Lark (Trisara) was the GM and the property had started to set the Kingdom’s luxury benchmark that still hasn’t been topped. We started a charity band called ‘Free Beer’ with hotel GM Larz Ydmark and Laurent Myter and played fund-raising gigs with various visiting rock stars. The Amancruises manager’s job in those early years never felt like work. I was living the dream. I stayed through the top of the bell curve where we managed and operated 26 luxury boats, with 60 Thai crew. I invested in Phuket’s first marine services businesses, Thai Marine Leisure and Phuket Yacht Services with good friends Andy Dowden, Vincent Tabuteau and Jan Jacobs. We sold out to the Prataraprasit family, who built The Yacht Haven marina on the site. Another friend, Tony Green, and I founded Phuket Water Taxi, Steppa Boats and H20 Sportz Indonesia, the first fast charter company, fiberglass boat factory and top end half day diving in the region. More luck came my way when I was invited to invest in Irish Pubs Molly Malone’s and Scruffy Murphy’s – then in the two Pizza Company franchises in Patong. I’m divested of everything now, but I’d probably do it all again if I was given the opportunity. There’s still one thing left from the old days, though. Grenville Fordham (MD of this magazine’s publisher), Andy Dowden and I write and publish an amazing sailing/cruising guide, ‘Southeast Asia Pilot’, every few years and that keeps me pretty busy charting the region. Tell us about the latest development in your professional life? I’ve just started a two-year contract with the Malaysian sovereign fund’s ‘Government Linked Companies Destination Resorts and Hotels and Desaru Coast Developments’. We’re building three mega tourism hotel and themed attraction projects in Johor Bahru, Iskandar and Langkawi. I’m helping plan, build and operate their marinas, workboats, ferries, luxury cruise businesses, beachfronts and coastal areas.


What do you see as your biggest success to date, either here or elsewhere? Being a good Dad for our four amazing kids. If they disagree – I’ll beat them bloody senseless! Whereabouts do you live in Phuket? In Pakhlok just east of Heroines' Monument. What determined your choice of location? I loathe the traffic and wanted to be a 20-minute drive from everywhere – so I stuck a pin at Heroines’ and drew a 3km ring around it. I also wanted to be10m above sea level (tsunami-proof ), with lots of privacy and a straight speed-bump-free access road with no neighbours. Took me a while but I found the perfect plot at Eco Nanua and built a fortress there. What do you like most about living in Phuket? The Whitsunday Islands in Australia are pretty awesome, but Phuket is geographically more diverse and has more to offer. I love the ocean and I’m far less paranoid about swimming and diving in the Andaman Sea. In Oz everything in the water wants to kill you. I love Thailand and Phuket is the best place in Thailand. The island is literally floating right in the middle of the most awesome cruising grounds on the planet. Phang Nga Bay, Krabi, Phi Phi, Racha, the Koh Yao’s, Lanta, The Similans, Surins, Burma and Andaman Islands are stunning and all within easy reach. For a boat guy like me it’s simply paradise on earth. Do you expect to return here after your KL stint? For sure. I’m a Phuketian - having lived more years on the island than anywhere else. Home’s not where you’re born – it’s where you’re prepared to die. What's the hardest/most frustrating thing about living here (and in Kuala Lumpur)? The traffic really shits me – and the growing number of resident expat Thailand knockers. My family is in the midst of getting our Thai Nationality, so I feel more at home here than I do in other countries. Some people wouldn’t be happy in heaven. I wish those that don’t like Thailand just stopped complaining and went back to where they came from. Nowhere’s perfect – why do they think this should be? And in KL? The traffic mostly and I miss being called “Khun Bill”. In Malaysia they call me Mr. O’Leary, Sir, Boss and even William Francis - but I don’t know who they’re talking to. How old are you? 52 last 4th of July. 1961 was an awesome batch – haven’t met a bad one yet.

It's hard to beat the Amanpuri for all three – but it’s exclusive and expensive. Do you do much travelling, either around the immediate area or overseas? Yeah, I love travelling on boats to new places anywhere in Asia. I’ve also got a good mate who invites me fast boating with him in the Mediterranean. I love Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Amalfi, Capri and St Tropez. With two kids in the states, Venice Beach in California is growing on me too. It’s got fruitcakes just like Phuket. Are you involved in any local charities, clubs or associations? I don’t have much of a social life anymore. I’m over it. The older I get, the more I agree with Shopenheur on the phases of a man’s life. It’s family time or solitude that I actively seek now. Charities? We anonymously support the few worthwhile (in our opinion) island charities. When we have a windfall, we like to pay it forward. I reckon that’s what keeps all this good luck rolling in.

What about your wife and family? My wife is Carolyn. I met her on Hamilton Island when she was 19 and we’ve been happily married for 22 years. Children? Timothy 20 – 3rd year Chapman University California; Bronty 19 – starts at USC in LA in January; Meg 14 and Mia 11 live with us and are studying at The Garden School in KL. Which Phuket schools did your kids go to? Greenhouse and British School (BIS). Then Tim went to NIST in Bangkok and Bronty to Harvard Westlake in LA. What do you think the future holds for you? Continued vitality, health, creativity, prosperity – and if I’m lucky, maybe even a tad of wisdom. Progress not perfection. Nihil Admirari is my way of life. How do you evaluate success? Serenity and peace. It comes and goes, of course, for all of us. When I truly don’t care about the good opinion of others, am happy in my own skin and try to practice patience, kindness, tolerance and love – that’s success. The happier I am, the more successful I am – and vice versa. By these criteria, the most successful bloke in Phuket must be the weathered onetoothed garland seller at the Boat Lagoon lights. Is there anyone happier on the island? He’s my hero. Actually, plenty of successful people live on Phuket – they’re mainly Thais. What’s your dream car? Audi Q7. It’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing. What do you do with your free time, if you have any? Kids, art brut and writing screenplays. Which are your favourite restaurants / clubs / beaches in Phuket? Anything north of Heroine’s Monument or on Surin beach.

Co-authored by Bill O’Leary

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

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

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For further information 28/46 Moo 1, Nai Harn, Phuket (TAT License Number: 32/00410) : +66 89 588 3476 bruce@davinciphuket.com www.davinciphuket.com

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USEFUL INFO

tables 2013

Ko Thaphao Noi (Phuket)

Source: Hydrographic Department, Royal Thai Navy

NOON

NIGHT

DECEMBER

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

1

2.1

1.6

1.2

1.1

1.2

1.5

2.0

2.4

2.8

2.9

2.8

2.5

2.1

1.6

1.2

1.0

1.1

1.5

2.0

2.5

3.0

3.3

3.3

3.0

2

2.5

2.0

1.4

1.0

0.9

1.1

1.6

2.1

2.6

2.9

3.0

2.9

2.5

2.0

1.4

1.0

0.9

1.1

1.5

2.1

2.7

3.2

3.4

3.3

3

3.0

2.4

1.7

1.1

0.8

0.8

1.1

1.6

2.3

2.8

3.1

3.1

2.8

2.4

1.8

1.3

0.9

0.8

1.1

1.6

2.3

3.0

3.4

3.5

4

3.3

2.8

2.2

1.5

0.9

0.7

0.8

1.2

1.8

2.4

2.9

3.1

3.1

2.7

2.2

1.7

1.1

0.9

0.9

1.2

1.8

2.5

3.1

3.5

5

3.5

3.2

2.7

2.0

1.3

0.8

0.7

0.9

1.3

1.9

2.5

3.0

3.1

3.0

2.6

2.1

1.5

1.1

0.9

1.0

1.4

2.0

2.7

3.2

6

3.5

3.4

3.0

2.5

1.8

1.2

0.8

0.7

1.0

1.5

2.1

2.6

3.0

3.0

2.9

2.5

2.0

1.5

1.1

1.0

1.2

1.6

2.2

2.8

7

3.2

3.4

3.2

2.8

2.3

1.6

1.1

0.9

0.9

1.2

1.7

2.2

2.6

2.9

2.9

2.7

2.4

1.9

1.5

1.2

1.2

1.4

1.8

2.3

8

2.8

3.1

3.2

3.0

2.6

2.1

1.6

1.2

1.0

1.1

1.4

1.8

2.2

2.6

2.8

2.8

2.6

2.3

1.9

1.6

1.4

1.4

1.6

2.0

9

2.3

2.7

2.9

2.9

2.7

2.4

2.0

1.6

1.3

1.2

1.3

1.5

1.9

2.2

2.5

2.7

2.7

2.5

2.3

2.0

1.7

1.5

1.5

1.7

10

2.0

2.3

2.5

2.7

2.7

2.6

2.3

2.0

1.7

1.4

1.3

1.4

1.6

1.9

2.2

2.4

2.6

2.6

2.5

2.3

2.1

1.8

1.7

1.6

11

1.7

1.9

2.1

2.4

2.5

2.5

2.5

2.3

2.0

1.8

1.5

1.4

1.4

1.6

1.9

2.1

2.4

2.6

2.6

2.6

2.4

2.2

1.9

1.7

12

1.6

1.6

1.8

2.0

2.2

2.4

2.5

2.5

2.3

2.1

1.8

1.6

1.4

1.4

1.6

1.8

2.1

2.4

2.6

2.7

2.7

2.5

2.3

1.9

13

1.6

1.5

1.5

1.6

1.8

2.1

2.4

2.5

2.5

2.4

2.2

1.9

1.6

1.4

1.4

1.5

1.8

2.1

2.5

2.7

2.8

2.8

2.6

2.3

14

1.9

1.5

1.3

1.3

1.5

1.8

2.1

2.4

2.6

2.6

2.4

2.2

1.8

1.5

1.3

1.3

1.5

1.8

2.2

2.6

2.9

3.0

2.9

2.6

15

2.2

1.7

1.3

1.1

1.2

1.4

1.8

2.2

2.5

2.7

2.6

2.4

2.1

1.7

1.4

1.2

1.2

1.5

1.9

2.4

2.8

3.0

3.1

2.9

16

2.5

2.0

1.5

1.1

1.0

1.1

1.5

1.9

2.4

2.7

2.7

2.6

2.3

2.0

1.5

1.2

1.1

1.2

1.6

2.1

2.6

3.0

3.1

3.1

17

2.8

2.3

1.7

1.2

1.0

1.0

1.2

1.7

2.1

2.5

2.8

2.8

2.6

2.2

1.8

1.4

1.1

1.1

1.3

1.8

2.3

2.8

3.1

3.2

18

3.0

2.6

2.0

1.4

1.0

0.9

1.0

1.4

1.9

2.3

2.7

2.8

2.7

2.4

2.0

1.5

1.2

1.0

1.2

1.5

2.0

2.5

3.0

3.2

19

3.1

2.8

2.3

1.7

1.2

0.9

0.9

1.2

1.6

2.1

2.5

2.8

2.8

2.6

2.2

1.8

1.4

1.1

1.1

1.3

1.7

2.3

2.8

3.1

20

3.2

3.0

2.6

2.0

1.4

1.0

0.9

1.0

1.4

1.9

2.3

2.7

2.8

2.8

2.5

2.0

1.6

1.2

1.1

1.2

1.5

2.0

2.5

2.9

21

3.1

3.1

2.8

2.3

1.7

1.2

1.0

1.0

1.2

1.6

2.1

2.5

2.8

2.8

2.6

2.3

1.8

1.4

1.2

1.2

1.4

1.8

2.3

2.7

22

3.0

3.1

2.9

2.5

2.0

1.5

1.1

1.0

1.1

1.4

1.9

2.3

2.6

2.8

2.7

2.5

2.1

1.7

1.4

1.2

1.3

1.6

2.0

2.5

23

2.8

3.0

2.9

2.6

2.2

1.7

1.3

1.1

1.1

1.3

1.7

2.1

2.4

2.7

2.7

2.6

2.3

2.0

1.6

1.4

1.4

1.5

1.8

2.2

24

2.5

2.8

2.8

2.7

2.4

2.0

1.6

1.3

1.2

1.3

1.5

1.9

2.2

2.5

2.6

2.6

2.5

2.2

1.9

1.6

1.5

1.5

1.7

2.0

25

2.3

2.5

2.7

2.6

2.5

2.2

1.9

1.5

1.3

1.3

1.4

1.7

2.0

2.3

2.5

2.6

2.5

2.4

2.2

1.9

1.7

1.6

1.6

1.8

26

2.0

2.2

2.4

2.5

2.5

2.3

2.1

1.9

1.6

1.4

1.4

1.5

1.7

2.0

2.2

2.4

2.5

2.5

2.4

2.2

2.0

1.8

1.7

1.7

27

1.8

1.9

2.1

2.3

2.4

2.4

2.3

2.1

1.9

1.7

1.5

1.4

1.5

1.7

1.9

2.1

2.4

2.5

2.6

2.5

2.4

2.1

1.9

1.7

28

1.6

1.6

1.7

1.9

2.1

2.3

2.4

2.4

2.3

2.0

1.8

1.5

1.4

1.4

1.5

1.8

2.1

2.4

2.6

2.7

2.7

2.5

2.2

1.9

29

1.6

1.4

1.4

1.5

1.7

2.0

2.3

2.5

2.5

2.4

2.1

1.8

1.5

1.3

1.2

1.4

1.7

2.0

2.4

2.7

2.9

2.9

2.7

2.3

30

1.9

1.4

1.2

1.1

1.3

1.6

2.0

2.4

2.6

2.7

2.5

2.2

1.8

1.4

1.1

1.1

1.2

1.6

2.1

2.6

2.9

3.1

3.1

2.8

31

2.3

1.7

1.2

0.9

0.9

1.2

1.6

2.1

2.5

2.8

2.8

2.6

2.2

1.8

1.3

1.0

0.9

1.1

1.6

2.2

2.7

3.2

3.3

3.2

SUNDAY

SUNDAY

SUNDAY

SUNDAY

SUNDAY

22

Predicted heights of water in metres above lowest low water

MIDNIGHT


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9-12 January 2014 at Phuket’s five-star Royal Phuket Marina

The next big marine event on the island after the Kings Cup will be The Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX) Since 2003 the show has grown into a successful marine and lifestyle show in South East Asia’s exotic tropical playground. Held from 9th to 12th January 2014 at Phuket’s five-star Royal Phuket Marina, with the purpose built exhibition space overlooking the in-water display in a magical setting offering fine dining and spectacular views of the yachts. The show will have up to 50 yachts in the water from 10m to 35m, power and sail, and smaller trailer yachts for the entry level visitors. As many as 120 exhibiting companies representing over 250 brands worldwide will make the 2014 show the biggest ever. All products will be on display; from boats to marine equipment and accessories, charter and diving and sailing holidays, technical and design services, marina construction and a wide range of water sports toys and gadgets. Entry is free and all are welcome. The show opening times will be midday to 8.00 pm, Thursday through Saturday, and 11.00am to 6.00pm on Sunday. Social events will be happening during the show or just take advantage of the fine restaurants around the boardwalk.

As befits a show in Phuket, Asia’s favourite tropical island destination, alongside the marine exhibits will be a wide choice of luxury property, reasonably priced condominium projects and investment opportunities and luxury cars, together with other iconic branded goods. PIMEX makes a great day out for the family. Like its location, PIMEX is a relaxed event where participants celebrate the boating, leisure and luxury lifestyle in an ideal tropical destination. The show is more than boats on display, but also an opportunity to see the latest luxury cars, properties and engage in some real Phuket hospitality. For more information info@phuketboatshow.com or visit : www.phuketboatshow.com

IMAGE asia is a Media Partner of the Phuket International Boat show (PIMEX) 2014.

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

Our work is done with the expertise of a European manufacturer. Cholamark Boat Co., Ltd. is the local dealer for Williams Performance Tenders, a service station for Avon Inflatables Limited and DSB of Germany. • We offer a wide range of inflatable boats made from Neoprene/Hypalon. • In addition to our Cholamark models we also offer Williams and Highfield tenders. • Professional repairs of all Neoprene and Hypalon Dinghies, re-tubing and general inflatable dinghy overhauls. • Stock in our showrooms includes RIB's and soft floor dinghies. • We manufacture dinghy covers, sun shades, cushions with closed cell foam and supply and use anti skid mats. • We are also licensed to repack liferafts. A pick up and delivery service can be arranged. • Parts for dinghies - repair sets, air pumps, paddles, oars and dinghy wheels • Rental of dinghies. • Outboard engines, life rafts, self inflating life jackets, hand flares, parachute 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

24

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

110 G3


25


80 F3


REGENT PHUKET CAPE PANWA

Raw Tuna & Blue Swimmer Crab Ravioli White Anchovy / Fennel / Orange & Lavender Écume Ingredients (4 portions) 400 gm fresh yellow fin tuna 4 ea blue swimmer Crab remoulade 40 gm shaved baby fennel 4 ea orange & lavender écume

5 gm mustard cress 5 gm Avruga caviar 20 gm white anchovies 3 gm volcanic salt 3 gm black pepper

Blue swimmer remoulade ravioli filling 120 gm fresh blue swimmer crab meat 25 ml mascarpone 5 gm dill 2 gm parsley 5 ml Forvum vinegar

10 gm cornichons 10 gm spring onion 5 gm preserved lemon 2 gm Maldon salt 2 gm black pepper

Combine all ingredients and mix well, let the mixture sit for 5 hours before you serve and use the mixture for the ravioli filling

To make the raw tuna & blue swimmer crab ravioli Slice the Ahi Tuna into 3mm thick sheets. Place 30-50gm of the blue swimmer crab remoulade mixture onto the sheets. Lay another sheet of tuna on top and press with a ring mold to make the ravioli shape. Finally cut the ravioli out with a ring cutter.

About Executive Chef Justin Baziuk I began my career at the age of 14, working part time after school washing dishes in a fine dining restaurant in Wellington , New Zealand , called The Grain of Salt. From there I moved to the Intercontinental Hotel Wellington as a commis chef. During this time I studied London City & Guilds, Cooking & Culinary Arts and set out to achieve my goal of one day becoming an Executive Chef of a multi outlet 5-star hotel . At 19, I moved to Sydney, Australia, where I was fortunate to get a Job as a sous chef at the Park Hyatt Sydney, later moving to the Four Seasons Sydney (formerly the Iconic Regent Sydney). My first position as chef de cuisine , responsible for the fine dining restaurant at The Four Seasons

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Orange & lavender écume

Preserved lemon

100 ml fresh squeezed orange juice 100 ml fresh pressed carrot juice 2 gm soy lecithin 1 ml lavender extract

1 fresh citron lemon 50 gm salt 50 gm sugar

Combine all ingredients and cover with water in a pot; bring to the boil and simmer for 45minutes. Remove from the water and cool. Cut the lemons into quarters and remove the inside & pith. Fine dice the skin and cover the diced skin with extra virgin olive oil.

To plate the ravioli: • Place the two ravioli onto the plate 8 cm apart from each other. • On the right hand side of each ravioli place the shaved baby fennel salad • Place a spoonful of the écume at the front of each ravioli & one spoon in the middle of the two – as in the picture • Place the rolled white anchovies on the plate – one next to the fennel salad and one in the middle of the raviolis • Place the Avruga caviar on top of one of the anchovies • Dress with preserved lemon & volcanic salt

Sydney was one of the most challenging positions I've had , both physically & mentally. After five years in Sydney, I relocated to China to work on the pre-opening of the Westin Beijing before the Olympic Games. Wanting to continue pre-opening hotels I moved to Hangzhou to oversee two 5-star hotels for the Landison Group: the prestigious Landison Plaza Hotel Hangzhou, a 500-room city business hotel and Landison Long Jing Resort, a 50-room luxury boutique resort in the early stages of pre-opening. Across both properties I was responsible for 12 F&B outlets. In search of a bigger challenge , I relocated to Dubai to work for The Jumeirah Beach Hotel to oversee 25 restaurants and one of the largest banquet operations in Dubai , catering for up to 5,000pax. I recently joined the pre-opening project for Regent Phuket Cape Panwa, to focus on true luxury and the highest quality culinary offerings. For more information, contact: Regent Phuket Cape Panwa +66 76 200800 www.regenthotels.com/phuket


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.

63 B5

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

75 B3

29


Kantok Restaurant

Thai

Kan Eang@pier

Seafood/Thai

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

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

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

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

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

Nikita’s

75 B4

International/Thai/Seafood

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

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

110 G4

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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123 D4

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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Da Vinci

Italian

VSET

Modern Western Cuisine

Daily 5.30-11pm | +66 76 289574

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

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

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

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

Refine

119 B6

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

110 G4

your coffee experience at home

Boncafe Phuket Tel: (076) 355-600-1 455-457 Yaowalard Road, Mooban Samkong, Talardyai, Amphur Muang, Phuket 83000 Fax: (076) 524-099 E-Mail: phuket@boncafe.co.th

www.boncafe.co.th | shop.boncafe.co.th

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Lemongrass House

Lemongrass founder, Bobby Duchowny, studied aromatherapy – a healing art that promotes massage, when combined with specific herb and spice oils, as a method to reduce stress, boost energy and heal certain physical ailments – at the American Aromatherapy Association. Some years ago while on holiday in Thailand, he visited an organic farm in Petchaboon province and became interested in the natural healing properties of Thai herbs and spices. “I was particularly attracted to lemon grass as it was used in many popular Thai foods, as a medicine for stomach disorders and even as a repellent for mosquitoes,” he recalls. Bobby used lemon grass as his signature herb to create a line of essential oils, face and body creams, shower gels and bath crystals, which he and his wife Palita sold at Bangkok’s world-famous Weekend Market. What started, several years ago, as a modest enterprise has blossomed into a successful operation offering over 90 oils and a wide range of body care products through many outlets, as well as supplying many of Thailand’s top resorts and spas with aromatherapy oils.

SPA & BEAUTY

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

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

“Our advantage is that we produce the freshest spa products and our stock is never kept longer than three months; using fresh spa products can be likened to eating fresh food rather than processed food.” Based on his years of experiences at some of the top spas in Southeast Asia, Bobby has developed a full line of healthy skin care products. For example, his hydrating face and body creams have

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

SURIN BEACH

Surin Bay Inn

Lemongrass

CAR PARK

2 House

Lemongrass House 1

CHERNGTALAY

To Tha Reua

To Kamala

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

The Royal Spa and Health Club In the heart of bustling Phuket Town lies a quiet haven of heavenly peace. With the continuous sounds of water trickling, bubbling and steaming, and with the sweet fruity scents that fill the air, the being is enticed into a flowing stillness of body and mind. The Royal Spa and Health Club is a popular tropical day spa with both locals and visitors alike, which is managed by the Royal Spa Development and Management Company. With an excellent reputation in the spa development industry through its experience, as well as attention to detail, the Royal Spa and Health Club offers a distinctly personal experience. Of the signature treatments, the Royal Stone Therapy is one that is particularly interesting. The Hot Stone massage technique, founded 5,000 years ago, uses black volcanic stones, which are heated and placed on the body, producing a profound effect, stilling the mind and easing the body. Unlike many of the high-end spa complexes on the island, which market themselves exclusively to tourists, the reasonable prices and relaxed but professional staff at the Royal Spa, means that many local Thais, as well as tourists, are beginning to use the spa. This has helped to erase the often stiff, and over-formal atmosphere at many of Phuket’s spa resorts, giving the Royal Spa an ambience of authentic relaxation and pleasure. All the therapists working at the Royal Spa have been trained at the in-house 'Phuket Spa Academy', established in 2004, to provide a comprehensive spa training course. The curriculum and assessments provide a measurement of therapist expertise and knowledge within the Thai spa industry. Since then, the Royal Spa Development and Management Company have provided comprehensive and professional spa management, and development programs, for spa retreats throughout Thailand. Their aim is to provide a standard of service and expertise throughout the Thai spa industry, to ensure a high quality of service and standard of treatment, throughout Thailand. It truly offers the ‘one stop services for Thai spa business’ and a quality of relaxed professionalism, rarely found in luxury spa resorts. The Royal Spa has 12 branches that are managed in resorts in Patong, Kata, Karon, Panwa, Ao Chalong and Phuket Town and you are welcome to experience our spas with us at any time. As a special for our 8th year anniversary, we offer 'BUY ONE GET ONE FREE' value.

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Some treatments & packages Prices range from 1,200 to 6,500 Baht The Royal Ayurvedic Massage (90 minutes): Ayurvedic Massage or Abhyanga is a full body massge with medicated oils to balance specific conditions. Hot Stone Massage (90 minutes): Hot Stone Massage is a speciality massage that uses black volcanic heated stones to make you feel deeply relaxed, allowing you to let go of all the stress that is held within your body. The Royal Signature package (4 hours) • The Royal Honey Body Treatment (scrub and wrap) • The Royal Experience Massage • The Royal Facial • Milky Bath

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

ถนนเยาวราช สามกอง

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

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SAM KONG

To Kathu Bypass Rd.

SPA & BEAUTY

The Royal Spa

To Downtown

Tesco Lotus Bangkok Phuket Hospital

Yaowarat Rd.

THE ROYAL SPA

Vachira Hospital

KHAO RANG


Oasis Spa

Thailand Tourism Awards, Excellent Day Spa 2008, 2010

SPA & BEAUTY

Day Spa of The Year Asia Spa Awards 2012

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

Find out for yourself why Oasis Spas has received the coveted “Tourism Award of Excellence Day Spa” multiple times along with many other prestigious awards at any of three Phuket locations. Take an interlude from the beach to discover Oasis Spas with their distinctive Lanna identity. Famous for combining ancient Thai therapy with the latest discoveries in beauty and wellness, you will love the extreme relaxation and rejuvenation … refreshing and revitalization …re-centering and renewal.

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

Enjoy this Special Offer Buy 1 Get 1 FREE on the following spa packages at Oasis Spa Phuket, in Laguna, Kamala and Kata King of Oasis Signature Massage 2 hours, THB 3,900++ By the end of this two-hour massage, you will feel wonderful. Enjoy this powerful, yet pleasing treatment combining Thai massage techniques with Aromatherapy massage. Called by some “stress-management” Thai style, it begins with a Thai Herbal Hot Compress along the strong muscle lines followed by a Hot Oil Massage that works and stretches the muscles while reopening the body’s energy pathways.

Oasis Royal Thai Spa, Kamala

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

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

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

Oasis Secret Garden Spa, Laguna

โอเอซิส สปา สาขา ลากูนา สาขา กะตะ และ สาขา กมลา

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

KAMALA BEACH

Patak Rd

Oasis Secret Garden Spa

To Karon Kata Rd

LAGUNA

26 108 40 F5 G5 G5

KATA BEACH

To Layan

Big Budha

Oasis Royal To Surin Thai Spa

To Chalong

Srisoontorn Rd

To Kamala

To Kata Noi

To Patong

Soi Kamala 8

Patak Rd

Oasis Sky Breeze Spa

Entrance of Laguna

Soi PlukJae

BANGTAO BEACH

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

Phuket Fantasea

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“The Best Spa In Southeast Asia”

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

Chilled out by the soothing background music, my mind was filled with a peaceful wellbeing as I enjoyed the warm traditional welcome (again from Sukko culture) of the ‘Flower Floating Ritual’ – similar to ‘Loy Kratong’, where the idea is to float away past stresses and wish for luck and joy from that moment on. A variety of 40 spa treatments – prepared by Sukko's certified Thai Herbalist and based on ancient Thai medical theory – is offered at Sukko, in packages lasting from 2 to 4 hours. Each package has a specific purpose and can be selected to suit your lifestyle or the way you feel on the day. These herbal recipes and procedures have been handed down through generations and are totally free of petrochemicals, synthetic perfumes or colouring. Some of the herbs and spices are grown in Sukko’s own herb garden and picked just for your treatment, ensuring they are as fresh as can be. I was pampered with the “Be Balanced” package; a 3-hour experience that left me feeling relaxed and refreshed. This 3-treatment combination began with 30 minutes in the steam room and the Jacuzzi, followed by a Thai Turmeric Body Scrub designed to soften your skin and awaken your senses. The scrub was followed by Sukko Synergy Body Massage (see description opposite). “Is this pressure okay? Too strong? How are you feeling?” my therapist asked me from time to time. “Mmm…perfect…” were the only responses that seemed to suit how I felt. Sukko Spa’s restaurant, Suk Savoey Spa Cuisine, presents a unique concept: "Menu by Blood Types" and "Menu by Elements". For those who want to exercise, the Suk Sanan Club provides a myriad of fitness opportunities, including ‘Rue Sri Dat Ton’ (the hermit self stretching), a traditional Thai exercise or, for something more strenuous, try ‘Thai Martial Arts’, a traditional and effective art of self-defense.

Signature treatment Sukko Synergy Body Massage 120 minutes, THB 3,100++ Sukko Synergy Body Massage is performed by hands, using finger pressure on energy points and smooth strokes along energy lines. During the movements of the massage, the moleclues of essential oils in Sukko elegant aromatic massage oils will be absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream to benefit the nervous system and other parts of the body while vitamins and minerals – rich silky base oils – nourish the skin. Weak points in the body are retreated, headaches and muscular tension are reduced, skin conditions are improved and concentration and energy levels are increased. All body, mind and spirit are brought to the balance and in harmony. Sukko Spa, one of Phuket’s most luxurious spas, is located on Chaofa Road just 30 minutes from Phuket International Airport, 10 minutes from Phuket Town, 30 minutes from Kata or Karon Beach and 20 minutes from Patong Beach. It is creatively designed in a contemporary Thai style, set amongst 15 rai (6 acres) of luxuriously landscaped tropical forest.

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

ถนนเจาฟาตะวันตก ใกลสามแยกถนนขวาง 92 F4

Kwang Rd.

SPA & BEAUTY

Sukko Cultural Spa

To Phuket Town

To Airport Big-C

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Central Festival

Chao-fa West Rd. To Kathu

Island Furniture & The Courtyard

To Chalong

SUKKO SPA


Hair Studio 9

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

HAIR STUDIO 9 Banana Walk

Patong Hotel Beach

สาขาจังซีลอน สาขาบางลามอลล สาขา บานานา วอลค

V.I.P Soi Sansabai

Jungceylon

75 75 75 C3 B2 B3

Patong Sai 3 Rd

Soi Bangla

Rat-U-Thit Rd

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

Patong Beach Rd

At Hair Studio9 we offer the very best colour available in the industry. Our approach reflects the latest in great looks, and fashion from around the world. Our colour lines are manufactured by experts in the field of professional brands: Paul Mitchell, Loreal, Wella, Schwarzkopf, Kudus.

Here's what we offer

PATONG BEACH

Our hair stylists have more than 10 years of experience and specialise in hair extension, cuts, style and colour for women, men and children.

SPA & BEAUTY

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

Banzan Market Soi Banzan

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54 E6


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PHUKET HOT LIST

Nai Harn Beach

Welcome to the Phuket Hot List, our regular series that gives you an inside look into the island scene. This month, we’re cruising around the southern beaches of Rawai and Nai Harn, two areas home to a growing international community, yet with a good dose of local charm still shining through.

Hot Eats Rawai and Nai Harn are blessed to have both a thriving local dining scene and diverse international flavours. From somtam to spaghetti, there are some great finds for foodies here. One of the restaurants that best represents the blend of local and international is Nikita’s, a long-time favourite on the Rawai beachfront. Nikita’s is a place we love to go, not only if we’re craving some good western fare such as pizza fresh from their wood-fired oven or a burger, but also for authentic Thai tastes.

We’ve been told that Nikita’s is set to boost its seafood offerings, with fresh selections to be on full view on seafood boats in front of the restaurant. Certainly there are plenty of choices for Thai and seafood along the Rawai beachfront, but only at Nikita’s do you have a good choice of wine and cocktails to enjoy with your meal. We’re partial to the piña coladas, which always seem to help the evenings roll along smoothly!

Nikita’s

DaVinci restaurant & deli

Set along Nai Harn’s main Sai Yuan road, DaVinci restaurant has been busy expanding its offerings with the opening of its classic style deli about a year ago. It’s now become the go-to spot for those previously hard-to-find items such as sun-dried tomatoes, walnut cream and white truffle oil. Open at 11am, pasta lovers with a hankering for some delicious noodles for lunch can dine in or take away some homemade lasagna, bolognese, or the deli’s specials of the day. DaVinci’s also expanding its reach geographically, with a new restaurant set to open on Kata Noi at Kata Garden condominium this month.

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PHUKET HOT LIST

Hot Properties

Hot Sweets Well, we just can’t decide. Where are the best desserts in Phuket? Is it the moist, melt-in-the mouth carrot cake at Delish, topped by a tasty cream cheese icing? Or is it the red velvet cupcake at Spoonful of Sugar, a small morsel of chocolaty sweetness that’s almost too pretty to eat? Or is it the raw chocolate mousse at Friendship Beach, a flavourful blend of raw cacao, avocado and banana with a hint of cinnamon? We never could decide – so we just went for all three! Tough to keep in bikini-ready shape with all these treats tempting us every time we visit the area.

Plunge Tropic Villas, found down a tiny soi off Sai Yuan, have recently opened up a show home displaying their pool villas. With a choice of one- or two-bedroom plans, these look to be ideal especially for couples who want privacy and don’t want a lot of fuss. The villas also have one thing that’s sadly lacking at many developments in Phuket: a design by a certified disability expert that takes into consideration those in wheelchairs or with mobility issues. The villas are still under construction and some are still available for sale. Plunge Tropic Villas

Laem Phromthep

Hot Sights There’s no shortage of colour along the coastal road linking Rawai and Nai Harn, and we always try to take a cruise along this road if we’re starting to suffer from island fever. Though it attracts hundreds of visitors every day, Laem Phromthep remains an inspirational place and the perfect spot to see the vivid colours of the sea, hills and sky stretching out as far as the eye can see. It’s still one of our favourite stops along this road. Sunset at the cape is magnificent, of course, but expect to share your view with some big crowds. The Phuket Art Village on Soi Naya 2 in Nai Harn is another place to find heaps of colour, as well as a bit of whimsy and bohemian style. This is a village like no other on Phuket, home to a collection of Thai artists who live, work and play in this ever-evolving life-sized art project. They occasionally host art-themed events and welcome visitors any time to explore their homes and galleries.

Found within walking distance of the peaceful Laemka Beach, the Ka Villa site has been a hub of construction activity with 13 villas of the project’s first phase expected to be complete in late 2014. Phases two and three, with another 23 villas, are planned to be finished in the following two years. We’ve been told that 62% of the two, three and four-bedroom villas of phase one have already sold, at prices from 8.4 million to 13 million baht. Highlights of each Ka Villa, aside from the coveted location, include larger than expected rooms all facing the focal point of the pool, high vaulted ceilings in the living room, built-in kitchens and wardrobes and a Jacuzzi in the pool. With the former Evason resort nearby set to make a comeback as an InterContinental hotel in 2014, it looks as though the Laemka area is ready to shift upscale in the near future.

Hot Scents Phuket Art Village

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Just steps away from Delish at the Fishermen’s Way business centre, another sensory delight has arrived to the scene – and this one is completely fat-free. Lemongrass, the acclaimed spa products maker with a factory in Cherngtalay, has opened up a branch to serve its southern Phuket scent-seekers. We’re told the massage and essential oils have been the hot sellers since the shop’s opening in September. Even just a brief visit to the colourful shop is an uplifting experience, with so many exotic tropical aromas from ylang-ylang to jasmine all bottled up in various concoctions to help keep the body and mind fresh and clear.

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(Advertorial)

Luxury Seaview Condominium

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

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

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

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

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

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

To Naiharn

To Kata Karon

To Airport

i Sa a Yu d nR

Family Mart

7-11

To Rawai

Viset Rd

The View Sales Office

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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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Diamond Condominium Bangtao Phuket "Coastal lifestyle living" PROJECT OVERVIEW A large community park, luxury waterfront living with pool access, eco-friendly architecture, a historic setting and a picturesque downtown just a stroll away. To pull all four elements together in one location would require a leap of imagination. Diamond Condominium gives you just that, and so much more‌

Pre-sales have started for the 172 new condo units in buildings B and C, with access to the large communal swimming pool, as well as the communal park with its water features.

All units will represent the latest in green water frontage living and sustainable building techniques. Ranging from 33 to 50 sq.m, the condos will be clustered into four buildings to preserve the natural environment. The large swimming pool is designed to feel like a water park, while most of ground floor plan offers the luxury of direct pool access. There are full car parking facilities which will further free up space. The communal park and a hillside rock garden will surround the buildings with native plants and trees to enhance the park-like feel. Merging this unique combination of green credentials, the Diamond Condominium will be a short 5-minute walk from the development to Bang Tao Beach and the upmarket Laguna area, and a 10-minute walk to amenities such as the popular Tesco Lotus supermarket, local Phuket markets and minimarts. An excellent selection of local and high end restaurants are also in the close vicinity. Cherngtalay soi16

This is coastal living at its best. At Diamond Condominium, every unit is a luxuriously-designed work of art, where you can actually breathe in fresh and gentle breezes, as well as appreciate the lush tropical landscape that covers approximately 6 rai (9,600 sq.m). You certainly can immerse yourself in the relaxed lifestyle of comfort at Diamond Condominium Bang Tao.

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CONCEPT Diamond Condominium is inspired by the combination of a modern coastal life style, luxurious design for waterfront living with pool access, an eco-friendly architecture, as well as a scenic setting just a stroll away from the picturesque downtown.

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For more information Office 36/1 Srisoonthorn Rd, Cherngtalay, Thalang Phuket : +66 76 270 399, : + 66 81 423 2777 (Eng/Thai), +66 89 594 6888 (Eng/Rus) sales@diamondcondominium.com www.diamondcondominium.com

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Phase I 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.

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

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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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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.

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 eight affordable, luxury pool villas with plot size from 420 to 720 m2 and caters for budgets starting from 12m THB.

The Canal Villa : The next development by Phuket Greenland Property. Single storey 3-bedroom pool villas with total area of 370 m2, located next to The Lake House, a quiet and peaceful area close to Laguna. Presale prices from 12m THB with a payment plan available. 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. Management The Lake House offers legal assistance for ownership with full villa management and rental services available, ensuring owners and visitors not only a high standard of service, but peace of mind. So iP asa k 13

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Living Lakeside : 2-4 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.

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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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OVERVIEW Villa Sunpao is an intimate boutique resort offering elegantly decorated private pool villas surrounded by nature and green. The villas are masterfully designed, richly furnished, and impeccably finished with a unique blend of modern and tropical style. Set amidst the north coast of Phuket, Villa Sunpao is hidden away in a quiet part of Layan Beach offering an intimate setting, privacy and tranquility. The ambience is restful and relaxed, surrounded by tropical gardens, picturesque mountains and a beautiful lagoon.

AROUND US Villa Sunpao blends past with present. Our collection of tropical homes mix modern technology and exotic materials producing rich design in complete harmony with the surrounding environment; the beautiful traditional shingle roof combines minimalist architecture with clean modern lines, framed by water and tropical landscapes. Constructed with uncompromising attention to detail, the villas are finished with high quality materials, Italian furniture and a touch of local décor. Villa Sunpao is a home that blends indoor and outdoor living, allowing you to enjoy the best of both worlds. Villa Sunpao is committed towards the environment; our team has researched all the best eco-friendly product options and combined them with architectural designs to create the 'green' home of your dreams.

RESORT PROGRAM The owners who intend to use their villa for only limited periods, and investors looking for best rental returns, can become a part of our ‘Rental Pool’. We take the management and we produce a net profit with no risk and costs for owners. Our rental pool program was designed to completely align the goals of owners with that of management. We ensure the owners that management earns a fee only when the owners receive an income. We keep your property in five-star conditions at no cost. We pay for day and night receptionists, housekeepers, pool boys, gardeners, laundry and we cover all the costs related to airport transfer and shuttle service. Rental incomes are split fairly, with 50% going to owners and 50% to the Management Company. Owners have no marketing, no maintenance and no management fees to sustain Contacts Villa Sunpao : +66 86 004 3008 : +66 76 384691 sales@villasunpao.com www.villasunpao.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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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.

Concept & Design: All 34 Sky-Villas have stunning infinity pools,

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.

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 the end of 2013, the remaining villas are available from 36.5 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.

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.

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. 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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88 Land & Houses Koh Kaew Phuket

Location: 88 Land & Houses, Koh Kaew, Phuket. The Main entrance

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

is on Thepkrasatri Road (before the Isuzu Showroom) and there are other on Soi Haan Farang and by the British School. The location is truly central, with convenient access to many destinations: just 15 minutes from Phuket City or major department stores (such as Central Festival, Tesco Lotus, Big C, Index Living Mall), universities and hospitals. It is also within 30 minutes of, and on a direct route to, Phuket International Airport making for easy commuting.

namely a park, featuring a children's playground, an exclusive 2-storey clubhouse with a swimming pool and fitness centre. In terms of security, we keep the estate safe 24 hours with a key card access and CCTV system.

Price Range: Prices start from an affordable 6.3 million baht. Concept: "Tropical serenity" is the theme of 88 Land and Houses Koh Kaew Phuket; the houses are meant to exude a sense of relaxation as if you were staying in a resort every day. Branding the project “88”, all houses, will have a number beginning with “88”. 88 Land & Houses Koh Kaew Phuket strives to provide a single house that feels a new Aesthetic of Modern Living, wherein you can relax away from the hustle and bustle and get in tune with tranquil surroundings. We try our best to make sure that once you step into the house, you will feel as if you are walking into a garden in a mini forest. Coming into 88 Land & Houses Koh Kaew Phuket should instantly give the feeling of escape from the chaos outside after a long day at work. Providing a peaceful escape that is luxurious and convenient is our main goal. This project is available for 182 families only on a total area of 53-2-16 rai.

Specification: There are five modern, large and contemporary designs to suit all tastes: Grandeo, Amplio, Acacia, Idealist and Iconic. The living space is between 136-239 sq.m. Options are three or four bedrooms with a spacious multi-purpose room on the ground floor and double parking lots. The plot areas start from 53 sq.wah (1sq. wah = 4 sq.m.) Every house is constructed, under the theme of ‘Baan Sabai’ (comfy house), of Q-con light-weight concrete panels, solar reflective tinted glass windows to lower temperature in the house, bathrooms where the wet and dry areas are clearly separated, remote control integrated shower toilet, separate cold and room temperature pantry rooms, air-con in every bedroom, water treatment, water pump and water tank underground − and a finished garden.

About the Developer: Land & Houses is the 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, guaranteed by the trusted brand award that Land and Houses has won seven consecutive years, through votes by Reader’s Digest readers.

Contacts “88 Land & Houses Koh Kaew Phuket” Sales Office 88/11 Thepkrasatri Road (near Isuzu Showroom), Koh Kaew, Muang, Phuket 83000 : +66 76 615188, +66 76 615180 : +66 76 615180 46 G1 info@lhphuket.com www.lhphuket.com

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Karon Butterfly PROPERTY CHOICE

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

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

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

corner with one bedroom (some units in open plan) with balcony. Behind the bedroom is located the bathroom with shower toilet and sink. To access the first and second floor apartments there is a staircase leading to the covered gangway. The Flower Unit has sea-view or garden-view. The price starts from 3 million Baht.

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

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

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The Aspasia Phuket

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

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

precious bays on Phuket, Kata Beach.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Accenta Phuket PROPERTY CHOICE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Emerald Terrace Condo Patong

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

About the Developer: Developed by Phuket Future Development

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Shivalai Boutique Condominium and Pool Villas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ReLife 2 Serviced Apartments

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 One bedroom from 4.4 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.

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Specification: Studio unit (35 sqm) with a bedroom/living room, kitchen area, bathroom and balcony. 1 bedroom, different types (71 sqm-78 sqm) with living room, kitchen area, bathroom and balcony 2 bedrooms, different types (87sqm-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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KATA NOI: This foreign-freehold, 1-bed penthouse unit of 186 sqm, with sea views from the private rooftop pool, comes very well furnished and has a large shady terrace. Very close to the beach and all local amenities, there’s no need for transport.

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CAPE PANWA: This large 276 sqm, modern 3-bed condo is fully furnished and equipped and is ready to move in. Gaze over the whole of Chalong Bay and the sunset from huge terraces, or swim in the 40m pool right on the water's edge.

RAWAI: 3-bed, fully furnished pool villa. Superb value, design and quality. 200 sqm (internal), large bedrooms, all ensuite, fitted wardrobes. Double car port. Quiet, secure location close to all amenities. Only 2 offplan units left! Show unit available to view.

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COCONUT ISLAND: A few land plots remain on Coconut Island’s Eco Resort of Jindarin Beach; Phuket’s last tropical hideaway. Plots from THB 1.75m and quaint cottages from THB 1.75m. Resort has its own huge pool, restaurant, wooden jetty and rental management.

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RAWAI: A unique project of 1 to 4-bed villas just 600m from beautiful, unspoiled Laem Ka beach; swimmable all year. This new concept design gives maximum useable space for minimum outlay. Nothing like this in the area, and all amenities within walking distance.


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KOH SIREY: High quality oceanfront homes with private pier and boat mooring at only 5min drive to town! This area is under major development by luxury hotel brands that will only add value to this address. Show house available to view!

PATONG: One of the better investments in Patong with high rental yields! Linked pool villas with ocean and city views set amidst an established housing development. Contact for the investment package and viewing.

NAITHON: Are you seeking a peaceful setting? Come take a look at this unique development now offering cosy 2 bedroom bungalows with private pool at a very affordable price. More importantly, it is only 1.8 km from Naithon Beach!

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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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HUGHESKRUPICA CONSULTING

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Arbitration as an Option for Dispute Resolution We often receive questions about dispute resolution options in Thailand, and whether filing a case in a civil court is always advisable or whether there are other alternatives. Although court litigation is the most common form of dispute resolution proceeding for seeking compensation for breaches of legal duties, parties to a dispute should be aware that arbitration can be a viable, and in many ways preferable, option to filing a court case. The Thai Arbitration Act B.E. 2545 promulgates basic arbitration rules and procedure for bringing an arbitration proceedings before an arbitrator, or panel of arbitrators. In Thailand, a common used venue for arbitration proceedings is often the Thai Arbitration Institute in Bangkok (TAI). The International Chamber of Commerce in Bangkok (ICC) is another preferred venue, and both the TAI and the ICC are experienced in handling complex arbitration cases in Thailand. Both furthermore have enlisted a number of potential arbitrators with varying expertise for diverse arbitration case subject matter. Overview of Arbitration Parties to a dispute generally must agree to resolve a dispute through an arbitration proceeding. In a contractual dispute, at the time a contract is signed the parties should have considered whether or not to include a so-called ‘arbitration clause’ in the contract whereby the venue and rules of the arbitration proceeding are agreed upon. Many commercial contracts, and in particular contracts in real estate, that are performed in Thailand provide for referral of a case to arbitration in the event a dispute occurs as to the construction, interpretation, or a default by one of the parties under the terms of agreement. It is important to know that under Section 11 of the Arbitration Act, the parties must have in most cases, at some point, entered into an agreement to arbitrate a dispute. It can therefore be said that the parties are voluntarily submitting themselves by mutual agreement to the jurisdiction and binding authority of an arbitration venue.

The most common method of voluntarily agreeing to arbitrate is in the substantive commercial agreements themselves at the time the parties enter into an agreement to do business with one another. Both the TAI and ICC recommend specific language be used as an ‘arbitration clause’ in a commercial contract. Parties may agree to arbitrate under a separate stand-alone arbitration agreement. The arbitration agreement should be in writing and signed by all parties who wish to refer the case to arbitration. In either case, a crafted arbitration agreement is highly recommended because it can set out the basic rules of the arbitration proceeding as the parties prefer, including setting the venue, the primary language in which the proceeding will be conducted, the number of arbitrators, the expertise and experience of the arbitrators, how submissions will be made, and how the costs of the proceeding are to be distributed. With an arbitration agreement in place, an arbitration proceeding may be filed in the venue agreed and the general process is as follows: • The complaining party (the Claimant) files a Statement of Claim setting out the basis for the dispute and the request for an award. The Statement of Claim must generally refer to the agreement to arbitrate. • The responding party (the Respondent) then files Statements of Request (motions) or a Statement of Defense and Counterclaim; • The Parties submit an appointment of the arbitrators panel; • After the arbitrators panel is appointed, the parties meet with the Arbitrator to set out procedural issues and to set hearing dates; • On the hearing date, parties present evidence and argue their case in front of the arbitrators panel; • The arbitrators rule on the case and issue an arbitral award in favour of a party or dismiss the case. Arbitration fees and costs are distributed according to the rules. The timeline for the entire arbitration procedure can vary from six months to over a year. Should the arbitrators issue an award, this award is generally binding on the parties under the Thai Arbitration Act and the arbitration agreement. Enforcement of an arbitral can be initiated in the Thai Civil Courts under law without having to relitigate the factual merits of the case. The main concern for parties enforcing an arbitral award is that the party being forced against can object to the award in the civil courts on certain grounds, but such grounds are limited at law. Notwithstanding, the benefits of time and efficiency of the arbitration proceeding and having the ability to determine the basic rules make the arbitration option clearly a viable dispute resolution alternative for parties entering into contracts to conduct business with one an another, and the arbitration option should be strongly considered with legal counsel at the time of entering into commercial contracts in Thailand.

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

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

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Phuket Property High Season Rush In anticipation of the coming high season – just a month or so away – we've had a rush of home-owners trying to list their Phuket property for sale or rent. And with Phuket being the traditional 'holiday destination' during that period, when most of Europe’s temperature is dropping rapidly to single digits, this is the perfect time to be in Phuket. For holiday rental properties, especially over Christmas and New Year, it’s getting a little late in the day to list your property; the better prepared holiday renters are already busy making bookings or have already secured bookings and made the necessary plans months before. Having said this, there are always the 'not so prepared' and last-minute holiday renters. Therefore home-owners looking to rent out their property over the Christmas and New Year period could get lucky and secure such a last minute booking. As for properties for sale, its best to complete the listing of your property before December as most real-estate agents in Phuket are busy running around the island with prospective clients to view properties and may not be able to list your property in time. This could mean a missed opportunity to sell your property as the months of December through to April are the busy months for Phuket realtors. The listing of a property for sale is not a convoluted process if home-owners are well prepared. An initial process would be a viewing of the property by the real estate agents. This would then be followed by photo-taking, whether by the real-estate agent or a professional photographer. In anticipation of this home-owners should ensure that the property is spruced up,

maintenance works like a new coat of paint, jet-spraying the driveway completed and trees and grass trimmed etc. As for the internal part of the property, the kitchen should be tided up, beds made and all set up as if guests were expected. As a high percentage of prospective holiday home buyers tend to surf the internet for an overview of properties available for sale where they are thinking of purchasing, the first impressions they get are from the photos on the website. Therefore it's very important that home-owners present their property well. A professional photographer specialising in featuring properties costs between 5,000-15,000 baht and the photo session could take a day or two, depending on the weather, and approximately 3-5 days to prepare and present the high resolution photos, usually on a CD or DVD. This could then be handed to the realtors listing your Phuket property so that they can upload a photo selection to their website, publish or print it accordingly. Next would be the documentation stage and home-owners should have photocopies or scans of title deeds (both front and back), house registration book (also known as the blue book), land lease agreements, building permits, company documents (if the property is held in a company), passport and information of management fees, together with other services on hand. This will expedite the documentation stage all the way to executing an agreement with the real estate agent. Now it’s for the real estate agent to list your property on its website and market it through its many marketing channels – and find a buyer for your Phuket property.

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

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Helicam Photographs the

Bugatti Retreat Phi Phi Island's1st luxury hotel & residential property

The New Helicam Hexicopter

Helicam real aerial image combined with Resort CGI

Just a short 45-minute journey from Phuket will transport you to the tropical paradise and famous islands of Koh Phi Phi. With a Kodak moment with every view, it's the ultimate tropical getaway in Thailand. Helicam were contacted by Johan Hansen from Beach Projects, Bugatti Hotels & Resorts to provide them with great marketing imagery and video. The aim is to produce exciting still imagery as well as material for a TV commercial, combining both real and CGI (computer generated imagery). The Helicam crew achieved the required material by utilising the latest addition to the Helicam fleet, which uses onboard avionics & GPS navigation allowing for pin-point accuracy. The Hexicopter is launched from the bow of the yacht by the pilot Philip; the camera is operated by Mhu. The material is system-worked back at the Helicam studio, prior to being handed over to the client.

Above: CGI (Computer Generated Imagery of the Resort)

The Bugatti Retreat will be the first luxury hotel and residential property on the famous Phi Phi island. Facilities include; a private pier, 32 buoys for private & chartered yachts, a private beach, a helipad, a large common swimming pool (in addition to private swimming pools in each unit), a beach bar and restaurant and, of course, a wine, whiskey & cigar club. Scheduled to open in early 2016. To view the video please logon to: www.beachprojects.tv For more information on Helicam please contact: Jonathan : +66 89 874 7464 www.helicam.asia info@helicam.asia Phil : +66 87 281 0451 www.helicam.asia phil@helicam.asia

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BEST WESTERN Allamanda Laguna Phuket

Femke Beekers GM of BEST WESTERN Allamanda Laguna Phuket How long have you been with BEST WESTERN Allamanda Laguna Phuket? What’s your position? I re-joined BEST WESTERN Allamanda Laguna Phuket in March this year as the General Manager. I used to work here as the Hotel Manager running the operations under a GM. The owners asked me to return as GM this time. We've always stayed in touch and it's nice to work with them again. Where were you living and working before? I was Villa Manager at Impiana Private Villas in Kata Noi and BYD Lofts in Patong. I've always lived in Kamala, which now is closer to work… Where are you from? I'm from Holland, but I've been in Thailand for 13 years now. What’s special / different about BEST WESTERN Allamanda Laguna Phuket? We're both a resort and serviced apartments – unique for our space, facilities and staff. We have many staff members who've worked with us for a long time, recognising the guests, knowing what they like during their stay, offering a homeaway-from-home service. Our guests love the property for this as well as the location within the Laguna resort area, offering interresort facilities and inter-resort charges. A unique system. Tell us something about your role in the business? I'm in charge of all departments, ensuring our guests enjoy the best possible stay with us and that the team runs most efficiently. What are the main challenges? Keeping the standards high, being located amongst so many of the top hotels in Phuket. …and the biggest difficulties? To stay on top with more and more competition on the island. What is your main target market? Australian, Russian, Chinese and European tourists.

What do you like most about what you do now? I love the guest contact and working with my team to improve our property and services even further. And what do you like least…? There is no least. We have a wonderful property and a wonderful team! What do you hope / expect to achieve within the next 3-5 years? We hope to still be one of the favourite places in Phuket, with many guests returning for the service given by my team. What do you see as your biggest successes to date? Opening eyes, teaching my team to think out of the box and implementing new operating procedures and methods. To what extent did the 2009 global financial mess affect your business? We miss a percentage of our European guests… Are you involved in any CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) programmes? Yes, certainly. We're part of the Bangtao Green Club, focusing on beach cleaning and recycling programmes. We support Soi Dog, offering highly reduced rates for their volunteers staying with us, as well as donations and providing spoiled sheets and blankets. It's a great foundation helping so many. We also support children foundations on the island, such as Baan Holland. We invite the children for a day of activities at the pool or we visit them with equipment, donations, toys and meals. We're about to launch a WE CARE room, that guests can book on our website. A percentage of the room rate will go to these three foundations. Please give us an overview of your typical day ‘at work’? I check urgent emails first, check the reports and tasks assigned for the day, then meet with my management team for a morning briefing to discuss the daily operation, then walk to the lobby and restaurant to meet guests and suppliers. How would you describe your leadership style? I'm a social leader. I'm close to my team members and work on the floor with them where needed. We even share the office. What is your over-riding ambition at this stage in your life? I enjoy my work and personal life and would like to continue doing so in good health.

For further information about BEST WESTERN Allamanda Laguna Phuket. +66 76 362 700. www.allamandaphuket.com

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Integrated Pest Management System The ISS Group was founded in Copenhagen in 1901 and has since grown to become the world’s leading Facility Services Company. ISS is currently present in over 52 countries and has over 25 years experience in Thailand.

Our Services

• Termite Control

• Pest Control

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

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

• Rodent Control Difference control techniques are used to eliminate rodents. Chemical control using baits, physical control in the from of traps and sticky boards are most commonly deployed. Glue traps are effective alternatives in areas where food sources are abundant and therefore weaken bait attraction. As part of our complete services, regular rodent control inspections are carried out to replace baits and reposition traps and arrange the discreet removal of trapped or dead rodents.

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

ISS Facility Services Co., Ltd. 117/9 Moo 5, Tambon Ratsada Amphur Muang, Phuket 83000 : +66 83 505 6667 scott.d@th.issworld.com, prapaiporn.s@th.issworld.com www.th.issworld.com

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Thailand Pool Tables presented Dave Pearson Guinness World Record breaking event for speed pool @Tablespoon CafĂŠ, Central Festival Phuket

Anuphas Auto Group Show Girl 2013 press conference Wall Street 4th High Season Lift Off Party @ Serenity Resort & Residences

Halloween Oktoberfest Party @ Mix Bistro, Centra Ashlee

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Phuket Governor Maitree Inthusud presided over the wedding of Miss Papassara & Mr. Bundit Kerdvongbundit @ Royal Phuket City Hotel.


BISP/CRUZEIRO EC/PHUKET FC unite to establish youth football academy @ British International School, Phuket Halloween Night Party @ Two Chefs

Grand Opening of “Medical Bay” Diamond Condominuim Grand Opening

@ Central Festival Phuket

@ Sale Gallery, Cherng Talay

The Hardys Winery Cocktail Party @ Centara Grand Beach Resort TEZ Tour Thankyou Party @ Brasserie Phuket

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Phuket may be the ultimate beach holiday destination in the world, but there’s a lot more to experience than just translucent blue seas, powdery white beaches and guaranteed sunshine. Check out the following ideas for alternative activities to add to your holiday experience.

at Chalong There are, of course, many temples in Phuket, but the most popular is Wat Chalong situated to the southeast of Phuket City. Wat Chalong was built during the reign of King Rama II (1809-1842), and has since been subject to much extension. The temple contains several structures and halls. One of these features a gilt-covered statue of the famous and revered Luang Poh Cham, plus statues of Luang Poh Chuang and Luang Poh Gleum, all ex-abbots of the temple. The Grand Pagoda is decorated with wall paintings of scenes from the Buddha's life and features various Buddha images. The air-conditioned 'exhibition home' of Luang Poh Cham contains lifelike human-sized wax models of Luang Poh Cham, Luang Poh Chuang, Luang Poh Gleum, and Luang Pu Thuad, as well as examples of antique Thai furniture and Benjarong (Thai porcelain designed in five colours).

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

How to get there: Travel along Chaofa Road West to Chalong. It's about 10 km from Central Festival Phuket; the temple is on the left.

able Ski Here's a great sporting activity for the speed-lover: Phuket Wake Park, situated beside a tropical garden in Kathu. You can try knee boards, double skis, slalom (single) skis, wake boards, ski disks and trick skis. All equipment is available for rent or you can bring your own. Costs range from 900 baht for 2 hours to 1,500 baht for a full day. Open daily 7.30am - 11pm. Also, try Anthem Wakepark in Thalang. The park is built on an existing natural fresh water lake of over 50,000 sqm. Restaurant, proshop, accommodation, excursion, free Wi-Fi and transfer services are also provided. Costs range from 800 baht for 2 hours to 1,000 baht for a full day. Open daily 9am - 6.30pm.

hromthep Cape (Laem Phromthep) This is the most popular and largest of all the view points. The area has been developed to offer extensive views over the sea and there are walking paths from the cliffs to the water's edge for the adventurous. The sunsets are absolutely breathtaking and never the same two days running. If you'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.

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Useful Telephone numbers Telephone Directory Enquiry Directory Enquiry-Local 183/1133 Overseas Operator / Enquiry 100 Billing Enquiries +66 76 214299 TAT Call Centre 1672 Travel Suvarnabhumi Airport +66 2 132 1888 Departures +66 2 132 9324 #9327 Arrivals +66 2 132 9328 #9329 Don Muang Airport Departures +66 2 535 1192 Arrivals +66 2 535 1253 Phuket Int'l Airport +66 76 327230-7 Tourist Information 1672 Air Asia +66 2 515 9999 Bangkok Airways +66 76 225033-5 Orient Thai Airlines 1126 Nok Air 1318 Thai Airways +66 76 360444 China Airlines +66 76 327099, +66 76 327100 Silk Air +66 76 304018-20 Phuket Bus Terminal +66 76 211480 Hospitals Urgent Consultation Hyperbaric Services Bangkok Phuket

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Mission Phuket Patong / Kathu

+66 76 237220-6 +66 76 344034-5, +66 76 342633-4 +66 76 249400 +66 76 311033-4 +66 76 361234, +66 76 211155

Phuket International Thalang Hospital Vachira

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4th Edition (2013)

by Andy Dowden & Bill O’Leary

From the Andaman Islands to Darwin... Included in this edition: an ALL-NEW expanded Indonesia chapter featuring stunning Raja Ampat – plus notes on Palau and short introductions to The Philippines and Hong Kong z z z

detailed charts including GPS positions updated anchorage information regional cruising guide

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Thailand | Malaysia | Singapore | Myanmar | Cambodia | Vietnam | Andaman Islands | Indonesia | Philippines



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