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WHAT’S ON • FEATURES • THINGS TO DO • PHUKET ADVENTURES PHUKET PEOPLE • DINING • WORD OF MOUTH • LEGAL MATTERS

Social Scene . Yachts (Charter & Sale) . Cars . Property . Spas & Beauty . Real Estate Agents


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

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Regulars Phuket Island map What's on: on & off Phuket (including the movies) Word of mouth Business profile: Akkaradet Tangsunthornkajit (Owner of IN SEA Seafood Buffet) Legal matters: Auctions in Thailand - How do they work? People profile: Hélène & Peter Wood (founders of Tamarind Villas) Social Phuket Safer Phuket: Phuket commits to high safety standards and safer waters Things to do in Phuket Useful telephone numbers

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Yachts, Yachting & Car Andaman Cruises Yacht Charters Sunsail – yacht charters & sales DaVinci Yacht Charters King's Cup Regatta: When will they start Racing? Phuket tide tables: January -February 2014 Cholamark Boat Car Sales: Sure Motor

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Cover photos: Left: PIMEX 2014 Phuket International Boat Show 9-12 January @ Royal Phuket Marina Right: Flying Hanumann, Phuket’s ultimate jungle experience

Shopping, Dining & Leisure Recipe: Vset Eggstra-ordinaire (Chef Ronnie S. Macuja) Dining around Phuket Phuket Adventures: Discovering the island’s wild side Exploring Phang Nga Bay in Local Long-Tail Style

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WHAT'S ON

Phuket Red Cross Fair • Till 6 Jan 2014 @ Sapan Hin, Phuket City Phuket Red Cross Fair. Lots of fun activities, arts and crafts and food to try. Lottery prizes include a new house, a car, gold and motorbikes. Action starts when the day starts to cool down, with nightly entertainment including live music and dance shows.

Water Safety Summit (CWSS) • 9-10 Jan 2014 @ Phuket International Boat Show, Royal Phuket Marina Coastal Water Safety Summit. [NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC] The focus of the first CWSS is the creation of a forum to facilitate recognition of the need for appropriate (international) coastal water safety standards, then to define an implementation framework and roadmap for Phuket to take the lead in adopting common standards, initially in other coastal/ tourist areas of Thailand and then across the ASEAN region. Chaired by the Phuket Governor Maitri Inthusut. www.saferphuket.org

Phuket Boatshow • 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

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

Food festival • 24 Jan 2014 @ Saphan Hin, Phuket Town Phuket Food festival 2014. Held every year to showcase Phuket's traditional food varieties in a location that's one of the locals' favourite gathering places, the local coastal area known as "Saphan Hin" (meaning "Stone Bridge") near Phuket Town. As is Thai custom, the

event is filled with games and entertainment on the big stage. It's good fun for all the family and a memorable cultural event. For the kids, there's usually a cool little funfair and bouncy castle nearby to work off the delicious multitude of Thai desserts on offer!

Soccer Schools Int'l Tournament • 1-2 Feb 2014 @ Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club (TSLC) The 4th Phuket Soccer Schools Int'l Tournament. Teams from all over Asia. Four age groups: under 8's and Under 10's in 5v5 and Under 12's and Under 14's in 6v6. The participation fee is 4,000 Baht/ team. +66 76 336000. reservations@thanyapura.com thanyapura.com

Charity Party • 8 Feb 2014 @ Phuket Pullman Arcadia, Naithon Masquerade Party. A carnival evening with Venetian inspired 5-course banquet, free flow drinks, entertainment and dancing. Dress is 'Magnificent Masks'. The donation is 3,000 Baht. Proceeds to the Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation, which provides free English lessons to more than 1,000 less fortunate children in three government schools. The after school programme, Coconut Club, is attended by 130 children who are orphans or whose families are not able to look after them. These children live full time at school. +66 7627 8146 www.phukethasbeengoodtous.org

Annual Fair 2014 • 10-16 Feb 2014 @ Wat Chalong Wat Chalong Fair 2014. The biggest temple fair on the island. Shopping, games, food and fun. There are entertainment areas with darts and shooting games, ferris wheels and playground areas.

The Bay Regatta • 12-16 Feb 2014 @ Phang Nga Bay The (Phang Nga) Bay Regatta 2014. Cruising & liveaboard regatta. 4 days racing. Spectacular scenery. Parties most nights. Up to 50 boats. +66 81 396 0785. facebook: tinyurl.com/ljjfp4t

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12th Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2014 •

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

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

Annual Festival •

PTT Pattaya Open 2014 •

2-17 Mar 2014 @ Thalang Victory Memorial Field & Heroine's Monument, Thalang Thao Thepkasattri-Thao Sri Suntorn Festival is one of the island's major festivals covering cultural and sporting activities, including: bicycle racing, a takraw (volleyball played with the feet) tournament, tug-o'-war, a mini-marathon and an uppasombot moo (Buddhist ordination) ceremony. The highlight of the festival is a spectacular historical show about the history of Phuket

Chiang Mai Flower Festival •

Thanyapura SuperKidz Triathlon Series Pt 4 •

26 Jan-2 Feb 2014 @ Dusit Thani Pattaya Qualifying on 26-27 Jan. Main draw matches from the 27 Jan. Finals on 2 Feb. Tel: 02-3113414-5. ppc@pentanglepromotions.com 8-9 Feb 2014 @ Suan Buak Hat Park, Mueang District, Chiang Mai Flower-decorated floats and traditional dancers. The best float for receives a trophy from HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. Other highlights include plant and flower sales and competitions. TAT Chiang Mai Office, +66 53 248604. www.tourismthailand.org

8 Mar 2014 @ Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club (TSLC) The fourth installment of the SuperKidz Triathlon Series is a triathlon. Participants from Thailand, Malaysia, UK, Netherlands, Australia, France, Germany, New Zealand, Austria, Russia and the US. +66 7633 6000. www.thanyapura.com

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Off Phuket

Silverlake Music Festival 2014 •

National Childrens Day

1 Mar 2014 @ Silver Lake Pattaya Packed line-up. Tickets THB 2,500. www.silverlakemusicfest.com

11 January @ Nation Wild National Childrens Day is a big deal in Thailand! Every year institutions everywhere celebrate the kids with all kinds of fun and educational events. It's highly cultural, with Thai dancing and singing performances by local schools and locally crafted Thai games and snacks. Its difficult to pin down locations because events are everywhere, but standout ones are at the Laguna Holiday Village and Saphan Hin in Phuket Town, from around 8am-12pm.

WHAT'S ON

Chinese New Year •

13-15 Feb 2013 @ Pak Meng Beach, Trang Procession of brides and grooms through the city streets to a traditional Thai ceremony. Ends with underwater registration procedure. Brides and grooms must be certified divers. TAT Trang Office +66 75 215867.

Grand Pattaya International Music Festival 2014 • 14-16 Mar @ Pattaya, Chon Buri One of the best recognised music events in Asia. 3-day free concert with Thai and international artists. From around 6pm-midnight. Beach activities during the day and booths selling music-related accessories and food stalls within the concert venue. This is regarded as ‘The Longest Beach Music Festival in Asia’ with four different stages featuring every style of music going. www.tourismthailand.org

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

WHAT'S ON

movies JAN 2014

THE LEGEND OF HERCULES Genre: Action, Adventure Starring: Kellan Lutz, Scott Adkins, Liam McIntyre, Liam Garrigan, Johnathon Schaech, Roxanne McKee, Gaia Weiss, Rade Serbedzija The origin story of the the mythical Greek hero. Betrayed by his stepfather, the King, and exiled and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom.

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THE NUT JOB

Genre: Action, Horror Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Jai Courtney, Socratis Otto, Mahesh Jadu, Caitlin Stasey, Aden Young 200 years after his shocking creation, Dr. Frankenstein's creature, Adam, still walks the earth. But when he finds himself in the middle of a war over the fate of humanity, Adam discovers he holds the key that could destroy humankind. From the co-writer of the hit supernatural saga, UNDERWORLD.Based on the Darkstorm Studios graphic novel "I, Frankenstein" created by Kevin Grevioux.

Genre: Animation, Family Starring: Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson, Katherine Heigl, Stephen Lang, Sarah Gadon, Jeff Dunham Surly, a curmudgeon, independent squirrel is banished from his park and forced to survive in the city. Lucky for him, he stumbles on the one thing that may be able to save his life, and the rest of park community, as they gear up for winter – Maury's Nut Store.

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in Phuket January Choices

Live jazz. Pure heaven. @ Sala Sawasdee Lobby Lounge Live jazz performed by the Take 3 band nightly at the Sala Sawasdee Lobby Lounge of JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa. 8pm-11:45 pm, Tues-Sun. 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. DJs & live music @ Banana Bar & Disco Patong Dance club with a mix of Thais & visitors. Live music on ground floor bar. Disco upstairs. Live bands @ Sanaeha, Phuket City Live music a few nights a week. Female singer covering hits from the 60s every Tuesday to Saturday. 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. 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'. Live music & cheap beer @ Rom Dee, Phuket City Small venue, live music every night & cheap beer. Gets busy, but laid-back approach. Live Music @ Candlelight Bar, Karon Reggae band every Sunday night. Shirts & shoes optional. Live music starts at 9:30pm. Jam sessions @ Music Matters jazz bar, Phuket City Jazz, Salsa, Caribbean, African, S. American & more. Jazz jam sessions Wed & Sat. Live Music @ Tai Pan, Patong Every night with international singers. Classic Rock through to the latest dance hits. The show is on every night through to 11:45pm. 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.

Regular Events ACYC Ao Chalong Yacht Club Regular youth sail training in state-ofthe-art dinghies. For details contact school@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

WHAT'S ON

Entertainment

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 BBAP British Business Association - Phuket Monthly dinners & social evenings. Ad hoc calendar. socialsec@bbap.org. www.bbap.org Mr Live Wire Free computer clinic Windows, internet, tablet, phone, TV, or just about anything computer-related. Every Sunday, 10am at NEW VENUE Baketastic in Kathu (opposite Krung Thai Bank). Lions Club Lions Club of Patong Beach Monthly meeting & fellowship dinner, 2nd Tuesday each month. +66 81 374 2088. info@lions-club-patong.org. www.lions-club-patong.org GOMS Grumpy Old Men's Society A grumpy but happy group of local gentleman gathers every 1st & 3rd Monday of the month at Chalong Pier Beer Garden. vguytonbeck@gmail.com. Cricket / Rugby Outrigger Hotels /Twenty Cricket League at ACG Cricket Ground Matches every Sunday 9am. Touch rugby Wednesday evenings. www.phuketcricketgroup.com / www.acgphuket.com. ACYC Ao Chalong Yacht Club Regular Friday night get-together and Lucky Draw. Non-members very welcome. www.acyc.asia Times & dates of events are subject to change. Please contact the organiser for up-to-date information.

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

N.C. Restaurant

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7am-5pm. Opposite Royal Ph Phuket City on Phang Nga Rd. A one-stop shop for many cheap eats, including Hokkien Noodles, Haw Mok , Kanom Jeen any kind of rice dish , baked goods and sweets and excellent massaman curry. Deep fried crab meat balls served with plum dipping sauce are recommended . Their food is displayed in the counter so all you need to do is point at what you want. Opens in the morning and gets busy at lunch time .

Roti Nam Geang See Yak Taew Nam

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6am-12pm. Taew Nam junction, where Thepkasatri Rd crosses Thalang Rd in Phuket City. This place has been open for over 50 years and it ’s always busy. You can have the choice of the sweet roti or plain roti , served with a small bowl of curry made with your choice of chicken , beef or fish plus fried eggs-sunny side up. All this will cost you about 35-50 baht, including tea!

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10am-2pm or when the food runs out. Rat Uthit 200 Pee Rd, Patong. Opposite Siam Commercial Bank. Kao Man Gai is a single-dish meal of steamed chicken served on a bed of rice eaten with the dipping sauce plus a bowl of clear chicken soup. Briley is probably the best in town as the place is always packed with locals. Price is 50 baht for a normal dish and 60 baht for the 'extra' one .

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9am-5pm. On Thung Kha Rd near the Satree Phuket School, Phuket City. Rimtang is very popular with locals. Serving excellent quality Thai food and local Phuket food . This is the best place for Mango and Sticky Rice . Also don't forget to try Mee Hoon Kra Dook Moo-dry rice noodle topped with fried onion , served with a clear soup and pork ribs. Aside from the food , Rimtang also has a shop selling a wide range of local snacks and souvenirs.

Baan Kanom

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10am-10pm. Chaofa Rd East, close to Luang Pho Chaem Rd. International and Thai food in a charming venue . A bakery and restaurant with air conditioned and outdoor seating. A great place to enjoy coffee and cake or lunch and dinner with good portion sizes, reasonable prices.

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

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REGATTA by Grenville Fordham

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he 27th (2013) Phuket King’s Cup Regatta enjoyed a record fleet of 105 yachts, changeable but mostly adequateto-good winds – and unseasonal grey skies, drizzle and outright rain storms.

Not what King’s Cuppers have become used to over the years, but hardly conditions to dampen the spirits of people from all corners of the world who came to compete and enjoy, many from places where the weather is almost always pretty awful! With two separate start areas, and courses ranging from north of Kata Beach all the way down to Koh Racha (not to mention the dinghies and windsurfers closer to shore), you’d hardly have realised there were 105 yachts plus who-knows-how-many smaller craft competing in the same event.

photo by Bob Mot Tom Howards' beautifully renovated Marie G acted as Start Boat for the racing classes

IRC Zero winner Ray Roberts, One Sails Racing just ahead of 2nd place finisher Peter Ahern's Oi! photo by Max Ranchi www.maxranchi.com

Of course, this is the problem with yacht racing; exhilarating and fun competition for the participants but at best confusing – and at worst a poor second to drying paint – for spectators.

photo by Max Ranchi www.maxranchi.com King's Cup racing fleet doing traditional 'sail past' of the Thai Navy boats in honour of His Majesty the King's birthday

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On board the Kata Rocks VIP boat (Thank you Kata Rocks!), this all quickly became apparent. As the boats got off for the staggered class-by-class start, heading left or right depending on which side of the course their tacticians thought (guessed?) was most favourable, questions were asked. “When will they start racing?” Answer: “They ARE racing.” Then, “So why are they all going to different places?” Answer: “Well.. they're actually all going to the same place, just on different roads...” And of course, “But how do they know who’s in the lead?” Answer: “They don’t yet.” And, finally, watching some of the boats finish the first race… “So Boat X just won?” Answer: “No. They just finished first...” Enough! A very fast, elegant Kata Rocks tender made its timely arrival and everyone except me disembarked, thoroughly confused, a bit wet and – yes – bored… Probably hungry too, since they left all the lunches behind!


REGATTA Kata Rocks' extremely competent skipper, Rob Taylor, then proceeded to entertain me for the rest of the day, dodging boats in the start area while they jostled for position, catching up with the fleet at various marks around the course and keeping in touch with some truly exciting, nail-biting tussles. But only if you knew what was going on... This year’s King’s Cup saw several of the class results decided well before the last race day, only two classes finishing with a tiny onepoint difference. Ironically, these two were the fastest (IRC Zero) and the slowest (Cruising) classes. And notably, whereas 10 years ago, most of the participants came from Phuket, Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong or Australia and – in the charter fleet, from Europe – 2013 saw the changing demographic of Phuket visitors reflected in the fleet – and on the scoreboard. Three class winners from Japan and two from Russia, with many more Japanese and Russian skippers making it onto the podium. Bring it on!

photo by Bob Mot

Celebrations in honour of His Majesty the King's birthday at Laem Phrom Thep (overlooking the racing fleet) included some distinctly military elements

And the winners... IRC Zero: Ray Roberts (Aus), OneSails Racing, 4th King's Cup win by just 1 point over Peter Ahern’s Oi! IRC1: Bill Bremner (Sing), Foxy Lady VI, 1st King's Cup win by a massive 11-point lead after countless tries. “A dream come true, and a long time coming," said Bremner. IRC2: Yasuo Nanamori (Jap), Karasu, 10 point lead. IRC3: Anthony Root (HK), Red Kite II, 6 point lead with Peter Dyer's local Team Kata Rocks just making it onto the podium in 3rd place. Premier: Ithinai Yingsiri (Thai), Pine-Pacific (aptly named for the winner of what is affectionately called the ‘Furniture Class’). 7 point lead. Sports Boat: Makiko Matsuishi (Jap), IPPAI. 6 point lead. Three out of four boats in this class were skippered by Japanese. Bareboat Charter: David Boekemann (Aus), Venture. 7 point lead over 2nd place, Russian Evgeny Neugodnikov. Open Charter: Nikiforov Eugeny (Rus), Sarawadee. 6 point lead. First 5 places in this class taken by Russian entries. Sunsail Charter: Peter Kochnev (Rus), Rambutan. 6 point lead over compatriot Andrey Novoderezhkin on Team Nord. Firefly 850: John Newnham (UK), Twin Sharks. Outclassed favourite Voodoo to win by 11 points. Multihull Racing: Alan Carwadine (Aus), Hurricane. 11 points ahead of local hero Mark Pescott on the beautifully appointed, but obviously slower, DaVinci. Multihull Cruising: Norikazu Arai (Jap), Minnie. 3 point lead, with Russians in 2nd and 3rd place. Modern Classic: Jim Ellis (Can), Remington. 3 point lead. Phuket-based up-and-coming Thai sailing star, Patinyakorn (Ging) Buranrom 3rd on Sansiri (Windstar) Cruising: Chris Mitchell (Aus), Lady Bubbly. Tied on 1st place. 1 point lead on countback (counting the number of 1st places). Classic: Peter Wood, Sunshine Schooner. 4 point lead in 2-boat class.

So... who won the prized King's Cup trophy? The all did! Work that one out.

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tables 2014 USEFUL INFO TIME HEIGHT

January 2014

1

Ko Thaphao Noi (Phuket) Predicted heights of water in metres above lowest low water

5

00:50 3.36

SUN 07:11 0.57

12

SUN

26 SUN

01:30 3.18 07:52 0.72

7

02:11 2.94 08:33 0.91

8

10:26 2.94

2

05:03 0.53 11:13 3.03

16:31 0.77

17:17 0.71

22:45 3.42

23:27 3.48

02:55 2.68 09:19 1.12

9

03:50 2.43 10:15 1.31

13:26 3.01

14:09 2.89

14:54 2.75

15:46 2.60

17:00 2.49

19:25 0.89

20:07 1.06

20:52 1.25

21:49 1.43

23:08 1.55

02:15 1.36

SUN 08:14 2.30

19

6

04:19 0.67

TIME HEIGHT

13

03:05 1.18 09:12 2.42

14

03:44 1.03 09:51 2.54

15

04:17 0.91 10:25 2.64

16

04:48 0.82 10:55 2.72

TIME HEIGHT

3

05:47 0.47 11:58 3.08

10

05:23 2.25 11:27 1.45

17

05:17 0.76 11:24 2.79

15:49 1.12

16:24 1.02

16:55 0.95

17:24 0.91

22:05 2.94

22:36 3.04

23:05 3.10

23:32 3.13

06:42 0.76

21

00:56 2.99 07:09 0.83

22

01:24 2.86 07:39 0.91

23

01:56 2.71 08:14 1.03

11

00:58 1.52 06:53 2.22 13:00 1.47 19:39 2.54

21:30 2.82 00:28 3.08

06:30 0.49 12:42 3.07

18:22 2.47

15:09 1.24

20

00:09 3.47

18:44 0.77

20:45 2.68

06:14 0.73

4

18:01 0.71

14:18 1.37

00:00 3.13

TIME HEIGHT

24

02:37 2.53 09:00 1.16

18

05:45 0.73 11:52 2.84 17:53 0.89

25

03:41 2.34 10:07 1.30

12:22 2.86

12:51 2.86

13:21 2.82

13:53 2.76

14:32 2.67

15:26 2.57

16:47 2.49

18:22 0.92

18:51 0.97

19:20 1.06

19:54 1.16

20:37 1.29

21:40 1.43

23:18 1.49

05:30 2.23 11:42 1.36

27

18:34 2.54

TIME HEIGHT

01:07 1.36 07:17 2.30

28

02:24 1.10 08:34 2.49

29

03:20 0.83 09:33 2.69

30

04:07 0.59 10:21 2.87

31

04:51 0.42 11:04 3.02

13:17 1.28

14:34 1.09

15:32 0.88

16:22 0.71

17:07 0.59

19:59 2.72

21:02 2.95

21:52 3.16

22:35 3.32

23:15 3.41

TIME HEIGHT

TIME HEIGHT

TIME HEIGHT

TIME HEIGHT

TIME HEIGHT

TIME HEIGHT

February 2014

1

05:33 0.33

Ko Thaphao Noi (Phuket)

11:45 3.11

Predicted heights of water in metres above lowest low water

17:49 0.54 23:54 3.41

2

06:13 0.32

SUN 12:24 3.13

3

18:29 0.57

9

06:12 2.02

SUN 12:00 1.58

10

19:00 2.30

16

05:23 0.64

SUN 11:30 2.92

17

17:35 0.76

00:31 3.32 06:50 0.41

4

03:08 2.33

SUN 09:29 1.29

16:03 2.50

22

HEIGHT

07:59 0.78

6

02:16 2.64 08:33 1.01

7

02:55 2.37 09:13 1.25

8

03:56 2.13 10:14 1.47

14:15 2.81

14:52 2.62

15:41 2.43

17:15 2.29

19:06 0.67

19:42 0.83

20:17 1.03

20:59 1.25

21:58 1.47

23:45 1.59

02:00 1.46 08:03 2.11

11

02:52 1.26 09:04 2.29

12

03:30 1.07 09:40 2.46

13

04:00 0.92 10:10 2.60

14

04:29 0.80 10:37 2.73

15

04:56 0.70 11:03 2.83

14:03 1.48

14:58 1.31

15:36 1.14

16:08 1.01

16:38 0.89

17:06 0.81

20:30 2.46

21:16 2.64

21:50 2.80

22:18 2.93

22:45 3.03

23:12 3.09

05:51 0.61 11:59 2.98

05:00 2.18 11:08 1.43 17:59 2.46

22:37 1.44 TIME

01:43 2.90

13:39 2.97

18

18:04 0.75

24

07:26 0.57

5

13:02 3.09

23:39 3.12

23

01:08 3.14

TIME

HEIGHT

25

00:07 3.09 06:19 0.63

19

00:35 3.01 06:47 0.69

20

01:03 2.89 07:15 0.79

21

01:35 2.73 07:47 0.93

22

02:13 2.54 08:28 1.10

12:28 3.00

12:57 2.97

13:29 2.90

14:04 2.79

14:51 2.64

18:33 0.79

19:03 0.86

19:34 0.97

20:13 1.12

21:07 1.30

00:42 1.38 07:05 2.25

26

02:08 1.11 08:30 2.48

27

03:04 0.82 09:25 2.72

28

03:51 0.57 10:09 2.94

13:02 1.37

14:24 1.15

15:21 0.90

16:09 0.70

19:40 2.62

20:49 2.87

21:39 3.09

22:20 3.26

TIME HEIGHT

TIME

TIME HEIGHT

TIME

HEIGHT

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80 F3


VSET RESTAURANT

a study of egg shells, dark chocolate cream, white chocolate mousse, mango sorbet and mocha sauce

Ingredients (Serves 8) Eggs; cut the top with a sharp knife Dark chocolate round garnish Candle

Berries Icing sugar

Cut egg trays, make sure you have 5 slots, painted in orange

Mocha sauce

Dark Chocolate cream 140 gm chocolate 40 gm sugar

60 gm butter 4 eggs

250 ml whipping cream 5 egg yolks 25 gm sugar 1 cup strong espresso 1 vanilla stick; cut in half and scrape the seeds

Melt the chocolate and butter, put the sugar and eggs in a bain-marie and whip till fluffy. Once the mixture reaches 90°, fold through the chocolate mixture.

Bring cream and vanilla to the boil. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks and sugar. Pour the cream and espresso into an egg mixture. Whip properly. Put back into the pan and cook to a rose. Cool down. Put inside the half shelled eggs.

Butter and sugar the empty eggs and pour the chocolate mixture up to the top. Bake for 12minutes. Sprinkle with sugar.

White chocolate mousse 150 gm white chocolate 175 gm whipped cream 2 egg yolks / 2egg whites

25 ml milk 1.5 leaves of gelatin

Slowly melt the white chocolate in warm water, soak the gelatine in cold water. Whip the cream, and the egg whites in a separate bowl. Refrigerate. About Chef Ronnie S. Macuja Ronnie graduated from a Marine Engineering course back in the Philippines and found himself working in a hotel a few months later... so bizarre that until now he finds it hard to believe . He was offered a twoyear apprenticeship by the Manila Hilton International and passed with flying colours. He was part of the team that won top prizes two years in succession in culinary events competing against several International hotels. When he was offered work in New Zealand , he took the opportunity and never looked back . He was employed by Hyatt Regency in Auckland and from being commis chef climbed his way up to be Chef de Cuisine at the Top of the Town restaurant, the hotel’s famous fine dining restaurant.

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Beat the egg yolks and the milk in a bain-marie until they reach the 'ribbon' stage. Add the gelatin. Fold in the cream and egg whites. Pour into clean half shell eggs. Refrigerate to set.

To assemble the dish Put the hot chocolate cream, white chocolate mousse (scoop the middle and replace with mango sorbet), mocha sauce, garnish with berries and hay and an empty egg filled with a candle light. Ready to serve.

Ronnie is known for his inventiveness in preparing seemingly ‘simple’ dishes in a completely different way. Khun Wallee Pachantabutr sampled one of his culinary creations in New Zealand and invited him on the spot to come to Phuket and work as a chef in her resort. He steered Salabua for 10 years and led them to be one of the best dining experiences on the island . His innovative cuisine has earned him countless well-deserved accolades in the culinary press. As with most true chefs, Ronnie is the essence of humility and politeness. He's so dedicated to his art that he spends hours a day in the kitchen , not only creating new dishes, but teaching and training newcomers, in a 'hands on' approach , to ensure that his staff reach his sky-high standards of innovation and creation . After spending many years at Salabua, he now has a new home in Chalong Bay. With the help of the Pachantabutr family, he opened an exciting place called Vset – an extraordinary restaurant with an extraordinary chef. For more information, contact: Vset Restaurant, Chalong Bay +66 76 381159 www. vsetrestaurant.com


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

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Kantok Restaurant

Thai

Kan Eang@pier

Seafood/Thai

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

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

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

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

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

40 E5


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

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

68 F5

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Banana Walk

Patong Hotel Beach

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V.I.P Soi Sansabai

Jungceylon

75 75 75 C3 B2 B3

Patong Sai 3 Rd

HAIR STUDIO 9

Rat-U-Thit Rd

Soi Bangla Patong Beach Rd

PATONG BEACH

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

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Lemongrass House

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

SPA & BEAUTY

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

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

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

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

SURIN BEACH

Surin Bay Inn

Lemongrass

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SPA & BEAUTY

Oasis Spa

Day Spa of The Year Asia Spa Awards 2012

Thailand Tourism Awards, Excellent Day Spa 2008, 2010

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

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

Buy 1 Get 1 FREE on the following spa packages at Oasis Spa Phuket, in Laguna, Kamala and Kata

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

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

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

Oasis Royal Thai Spa, Kamala

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

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

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

Oasis Secret Garden Spa, Laguna

KAMALA BEACH

Patak Rd

Oasis Secret Garden Spa

To Karon Kata Rd

LAGUNA

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KATA BEACH

To Layan

Big Budha

Oasis Royal To Surin Thai Spa

To Chalong

To Kata Noi

To Patong

Soi Kamala 8

To Kamala

Soi PlukJae

Patak Rd

Oasis Sky Breeze Spa

Entrance of Laguna Srisoontorn Rd

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

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

Phuket Fantasea


Sukko Cultural Spa

“The Best Spa In Southeast Asia”

SPA & BEAUTY

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

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

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

Kwang Rd.

sukko@sukkospa.com facebook.com/sukkospa

To Phuket Town

To Airport Big-C

Central Festival

Chao-fa West Rd. To Kathu

Island Furniture & The Courtyard

To Chalong

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

SUKKO SPA

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'IN IN SEA SEA' SEAFOOD BUFFET

Akkaradet Tangsunthornkajit Owner of IN SEA Seafood Buffet When did you open 'IN SEA' and why? IN SEA opened officially on 11 December 2013, but we had been setting up and were open for business earlier than that. I already owned and ran the King Kitchen high-end appliance store here in Phuket and wanted to help enrich the island further with a unique and high-quality restaurant that adds to the experience of travelling here. IN SEA began as an idea to open a seafood buffet that holds freshness and quality as its highest goals. What were you doing before? I was living here in Phuket with my family, running the King Kitchen business with my wife, who is also a big part of IN SEA. I definitely consider Phuket to be my home. Where are you from? My family, that is my parents, originally lived in Phuket. They moved to Bangkok to start business there and I moved back to Phuket to start operations here. What’s special / different about IN SEA? Well, I think at its core, the idea of a seafood buffet is not actually new, but to have one in this kind of beautiful setting, and with this high level of service and quality is something you rarely see. This is a restaurant where you can enjoy yourself, it is a place you can laugh, relax and really enjoy first-class seafood and other dishes.

What do you like most about what you do now? When I spent a lot of time involved with King Kitchen, the focus was very targeted and narrow. The customers needed something specific, but here at IN SEA I'm meeting such a variety of people who are here to enjoy a meal rather than talk business. It's been a real pleasure socialising and befriending new people every day. What do you like least about what you do now? The traffic jams on the way to and from the restaurant. ☺

Tell us something about your role in the business. I'm a shareholder and acting Managing Director. We all carry our weight of course and help in the running of IN SEA, but its day-to-day operations and oversight is my responsibility.

What do you hope to achieve within the next 3-5 years? Great success during which IN SEA becomes a well-known and appreciated establishment, which will hopefully give us the opportunity to expand to other locations.

What are the main challenges as they relate to your role? Achieving consistency in every area, including quality of the food, changing our buffet items to keep it interesting for return guests, and making sure internal management are running smoothly.

What do you see as your biggest successes to date? Actually, my biggest success is building a happy and strong family life. I'm very happy that my family – my wife and children – are very close and important to each other.

What are the biggest difficulties you have overcome? When you work with restaurants, everyday is important. So, creating a culture within our staff to realise how important it is to satisfy our guests every single day was a big achievement. Building that momentum was a key goal.

To what extent does the recession in Europe affect your business? Right now, it doesn’t affect IN SEA to a great extent because we're still seeing significant tourist arrivals here in Phuket, and I feel that overall the standards of people who live on the island are rising. This may change, but right now I don’t think we're affected much at all.

What is your main target market? Both international and domestic tourists as well as locals. It’s a very broad market. What's your approach to marketing? Our marketing has a very broad scope as well, to let everyone know that we exist and what we provide. There's social media which helps spread word of mouth among locals. We try to have key presence in printed media as well, such as billboards and brochures in the hands of people who meet travellers face to face. This is something that we're constantly testing and evolving.

Is IN SEA involved in any CSR programmes? Yes. Since the beginning we have planned to donate 1% of our quarterly profits to a charity of our choice. We feel that to best honour the spirit of our location here in Chalong, which means to celebrate, you have to give back to the community and share in your success. Please give us an overview of your typical day at work. I arrive at the restaurant around 9:00am and start my day with a coffee. Then, I hold small meetings with my kitchen team and service staff. Then I oversee the setting up of the buffet and greet and speak with customers as they arrive and enjoy their meal. From there, things come up all the time and I tackle them when needed. This goes on until the restaurant closes around 11:00, depending on the number and mood of the customers. We are flexible. What is your over-riding ambition at this stage in life? To make IN SEA the success that I and my partners believe it can be. Then to expand from there. For further information about IN SEA Seafood Buffet +66 76 540 918, +66 91 035 5616. www.inseachalong.com

IN SEA's marketing includes advertising in IMAGE asia printed and online media

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PHUKET ADVENTURES

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Phuket’s probably best known as a place to enjoy a lazy tropical holiday, but those with a taste for adventure will find plenty to do here, too. Beyond the beaches are a host of action-packed activities that not only offer excitement, but great ways to keep in shape and connect with nature, both on the water and inland. Flying Hanuman

Phuket’s shoreline has seen some added colour with more and more kiteboarding enthusiasts seen racing across the sea. Kiteboarding, or kite surfing, offers a great test of endurance and strength to those who learn how to harness the winds using the distinct crescent-shaped kites to power their way across the sparkling waters.

Wahoo Thailand

Most Phuket kiteboarding activity takes place off Friendship Beach Resort in Rawai and at Nai Yang Beach. Those seeking to learn or improve their skills in the sport can take lessons and rent out kite surf gear at shops located there. Nopparat Thara beach in Krabi is another popular kiteboarding spot. Further offshore, more adventures await both for those who yearn for an Ernest Hemingway 'Old Man and the Sea' type of battle against feisty fish on a game fishing excursion and for those who wish for a more Jacques Cousteau kind of adventure exploring the ocean’s depths. Marlin, the species that eluded the old man in Hemingway’s tale, is just one of the types of fish that the Andaman Sea yields to game fishers. Sailfish, wahoo, barracuda, tuna and giant trevellay are other exotic species that fishing fans can expect to reel in on their trips.

Those hoping for a more local style fishing experience can arrange a trip on a long-tail boat, while the long-running Wahoo Luxury Yacht Charter team provides a way to explore Phuket’s fishing destinations in style and comfort with top-notch equipment. Fishing hotspots include the Racha islands while those with more time could organise multi-day trips to the Similans or Koh Ha and Koh Rok. Phuket is a prime launching point in Asia for exploring the depths of the sea, and there are many scuba diving choices for divers of all abilities. Several PADI-certified shops around the island offer instruction and trips to sites near Phuket and on liveaboards out to some of the world’s best diving spots, including the Similan and Surin islands. From the tiny clownfish made famous by the 'Finding Nemo' Disney cartoon to gigantic whale sharks, the Andaman is home to some of the world’s most fascinating marine life.

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Marc Francis Partiti of Sub Aqua Dive Center said, “The most appealing trips for diving adventure seekers are to the King Cruiser wreck, Shark Point and Koh Doc Mai, each of which are by far the richest in terms of diversity and quantity of marine life.”


PHUKET ADVENTURES

Amazing Bike Tours

Amazing Bike Tours

Jungle Xtrem Adventures Park

Amazing Bike Tours

Jungle Bungy Jump

Cable wakeboarding and cable ski are other waterbased activities that action fans can easily enjoy in Phuket, at both Phuket Wake Park in Kathu and the new Anthem Wake Park in Cherng Talay. The sport is d be pulled straightforward: strap on some skis or a wakeboard and by a moving cable around a course on a lake. Those with th more advanced skills can test their mettle on built-in obstacles. Pro wakeboarders from around the world come to train in Phuket – and they can often be seen performing their truly gravity-defying stunts – but beginners are also welcome to come and have a go. Some might say that driving Phuket’s hectic roads provides enough of an adventure, but a more fun way to explore is by ATV on an offroad trip, some of which take you into lush jungle terrain. More ATV operations are popping up all the time across the island but some of the more popular ones are along the road between Nai Harn and Kata beaches, in Chalong on the way to the Big Buddha and in Bangtao within the Laguna Phuket resort grounds. Go karting offers another behind-the-wheel adventure using specially designed vehicles to race around a track. Kids especially love the thrill of becoming a mini F1 driver for the day, while children not ready to take the wheel may ride along with an adult on a two-seater go kart. The most elaborate go cart track is at Phuket Go Kart Speedway in Kathu, while another track may be found next to Phuket Shooting Range in Chalong.

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

Those looking for a less frantic, though certainly challenging, mode of travel may wish to trade in their four-wheeled vehicles for a twowheeled mountain bike. Cycling is not an easy sport to pursue in Phuket generally due to the lack of bike lanes and safety awareness on the roads, but an outfit called Amazing Bike Tours has been taking cyclists to off-the-beaten track places that provide healthy doses of fresh air and beautiful sights. A day trip to Koh Yao Noi offers a peek into the region’s quiet, rural side along a 30km route that includes magnificent views across Phang Nga Bay, while an overnight tour to Khao Sok gives cyclists the chance for some bird and wildlife spotting as they explore the area’s lush rainforest. Ziplining is another way to zoom through a tropical landscape, but with a view from the treetops rather than on a trail. Flying Hanuman in Kathu offers a 28-station course with a wilderness walk and sky bridges as well as several zipline flights, including one that’s 400 metres long. In Chalong, Jungle Xtrem Adventures Park has a total of 72 stations with different circuits for varying skill levels. The journey around the treetops involves not only zipline flights but suspended bridges, walkways and nets. Taking a flying leap is an activity certain to get the heart racing and Jungle Bungy Jump in Kathu has been providing some bungee jump thrills for more than 20 years. Diving off a platform at a height of 50 metres and plunging towards a small lake doesn’t seem like the most sensible thing to do but that’s the point – the aim is to rev up the adrenaline and for just one moment know what it feels like to fly free like an eagle. Jump!

Sub Aqua Dive Center, 076 286722, subaqua-divecenter.com Wahoo Thailand, 076 281510, cruises-phuket.com Phuket Go Kart Speedway, 076 321 949, gokartthailand.com Phuket Wake Park, 089 8730187, phuketwakepark.com Anthem Wake Park, 076 620034, anthemwakepark.com Amazing Bike Tours, 076 283436, amazingbiketoursthailand.asia Flying Hanuman, 076 323264-5, flyinghanuman.com Jungle Xtrem Adventures Park, 076 383689, xtremadventuresphuket.com Jungle Bungy Jump, 076 611088, phuketbungy.com

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Luxury Seaview Condominium

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

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

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

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

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

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

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To Kata Karon

To Airport

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Viset Rd

The View Sales Office

Tesco Lotus

Chalong Circle

To Phuket City

To Chalong Pier RAWAI BEACH

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

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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.

BANG TAO BEACH

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.

To Laguna

To Thalang

Sale Office

Police Station Srisoonthorn Rd

To Paklok

Tesco Lotus To Surin

To Phuket City

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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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.

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

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

Price Range: Only 12-Sky Villas are still available for sale; with the property due for completion by 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.

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

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

Management : The Anchan Villas community is managed by an experienced residential management company. Management services extended to residents include legal assistance, ensuring a smooth transaction in purchasing and moving into a villa. Villa rental management is also offered to home owners who want a return on their investment by renting out their home while they are away.

Concept : These contemporary modern style villas are an ideal investment as a holiday home in the tropics or a permanent residence offering the peace and tranquility of a secluded location, yet just a short distance from a pristine coastline with all modern amenities nearby.

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

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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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Concept: Coco Kamala and Coco Chalong are the latest luxurious lifestyle developments from The Coco Group on Phuket’s west coast, and scenic east coast respectively, providing luxury high quality tropical residences at affordable prices

optimum condition for you and your guests. We also offer a rental programme in two categories: holiday rentals or long-term rentals, to maximize the financial return on your investment.

These exclusive, low-density private tropical estates – consisting of just 24 pool villas in Kamala and 80 pool villas in Chalong – are constructed in a contemporary tropical style, with accents and hints of the local culture woven into the architectural details. We call this “natural opulence”; a feeling derived from the high ceilings and full length doors creating natural light and ventilation, constructed to a practical design, whilst retaining key aesthetic form – and all within a short distance of stunning tropical beaches.

west coast of Phuket, just 30 minutes from Phuket International airport. Kamala offers a central location with easy access to beaches, shopping, golf and water sports. The exclusive west coast beaches are minutes away and the Party City of Patong is just 15 minutes drive south along the coast.

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

Location: Coco Kamala is on the cosmopolitan and exclusive

Coco Chalong is located a short distance from scenic Chalong bay, famed for its yachting and seafood restaurants and the gateway to stunning Phang Na Bay. It is within easy reach of Phuket town and a short distance from the famous Prom Thep Cape and swimming beach at Nai Harn.

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

Protecting and managing your Investment: We pride ourselves on being able to provide valuable after-sales services and, to this end, we have created a range of services to help you manage and protect your investment. We offer a more maintenance-orientated service, Villa Management, designed to keep your vacation home in

Contacts Coco Kamala Sales Office: 60m from Surin Plaza 8/62 Moo 3, T. Cherng Talay, A. Thalang, Phuket 83110 : +66 76 324 293, : +66 81 958 6996 Coco Chalong Sales Office: 50m from Chalong Circle 71/45 Moo 10, T. Chalong, A. Mueang, Phuket 83130 : +66 76 384 245, : +66 91 229 4070 sales@cocovilla.net www.cocovilla.net

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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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The Emerald Central Condo PROPERTY CHOICE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Karon Butterfly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ReLife 2 Serviced Apartments PROPERTY CHOICE

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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.

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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RAWAI: In the hills above Rawai, Villa Stella Lounge offers only eight 2- and 3-bed private pool villas of intriguing design and exquisite craftsmanship. With 238 & 353 sqm of living space, Villa Stella is unique on the Rawai landscape. Due to complete mid-2014.

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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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KATA: This foreign-freehold, 2-bed unit, 195 sqm at The Heights is priced to sell. Immaculate and fully furnished unit with large terrace, it has a great view of Kata Bay. The unit has direct access (no steps) from the estate road.

CAPE PANWA: This large, 2-storey, 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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RAWAI: New, ultra-modern condo at Rawai beach. Studio, 1- & 2-bed units from THB 2.73m fully furnished. Pool, covered parking, management & rental programme, great sea & island views. all amenities nearby. Foreignfreehold available. Completion early 2014.

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

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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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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.

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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!

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

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

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Oceana Condominium from THB 3.2m

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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matters HUGHESKRUPICA CONSULTING

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Auctions in Thailand - How do they Work? With an ever-increasing number of properties in the re-sale market, and in some cases existing in developments where not all of the units have been sold, there is room for commercial auctions to enable faster sale of properties on or before a scheduled auction date. Auctions can summon thoughts of either very expensive artifacts or wines; or in contrast – cheap products that cannot be sold. In relation to properties, auctions are not indicative of the quality of the property, but present an opportunity for a buyer to ‘test the price’ of a property in a controlled environment and see if a good deal can be secured on the date. If a buyer is interested in a property prior to an auction, they can also bid beforehand to potentially secure the property prior to multiple bids on the auction date. Types of Auction In Thailand, auctions fall into a few distinct categories: 1. Distressed Assets, often the subject of non-performing loans, where auctions are conducted by banks. 2. Land Site Auctions for development, where land owners are seeking the best price available from potential developers, to avoid multiple negotiations and to reduce expense. There are also government auctions for certain sites. 3. Private Auctions for distressed properties and non-distressed properties. NOTE: There are more types than listed above. There are laws and regulations governing auctions in Thailand, including those conducted by the Legal Execution Department, which relate to distressed assets. Identifying a Professional Auction Provided general civil and commercial law is abided by, there are no fixed procedures to govern private auctions. They should of course be conducted professionally. To spot a professional auction, and before electing to participate, you should ascertain if: (a) the rules of the Auction are professionally prepared. A good set of rules internationally, which can be adapted for other jurisdictions including Thailand, are the Common Auction Conditions of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. (b) the properties have been listed in conjunction with either a professional valuation or if not valued, by reference to market prices, and are not listed elsewhere at lower prices. (c) you can view the ‘guide prices’ so that you have an idea of what the ‘reserve price’ may be on the auction date, to assist you to assess whether you should bid beforehand or wait to bid on the day.

(d) the parties operating and supporting the auction house are professional and have appropriately prepared the relevant documentation, particulars of the property and method of sale. Prior to an Auction Before an auction, it should be noted that in many cases you will be permitted to conduct due diligence on a property to check legality of title; to conduct a survey, and a valuation of the property. The idea of a professional private auction is not to ‘force’ bidders to bid for unknown properties on the date. Bidders have opportunities to check the property prior to an auction date. Therefore, it is possible to set up appointments to view the property, inspect and to appoint independent lawyers to conduct due diligence checks. Making a Bid In many private auctions, you can make a sealed bid in which the terms of your offer are confidential between you, the auction house, advisers and the seller. If your bid is accepted, the property may be taken out of the auction listings and you may secure the property without the possibility of being outbid on the auction date. If you make a bid for a property to be auctioned, you will often be required to support the bid with a real deposit, unlike the case in so many other property transactions in Thailand, where a very small deposit may be required for ‘reservation’ of a property. Due to the fact that by making a bid, you may be prompting withdrawal of the property from the market and a seller would consequently lose the opportunity to sell to another third party, you must support your bid with a real deposit and therefore you must be properly prepared before submitting a bid. On the Auction Date On an auction date, the opportunity to conduct due diligence will have passed. If your wish to dispense with due diligence because you know the properties concerned, or know the results of prior due diligence, or wish to take a risk on bidding due to the price point, then you can commercially choose to bid. If you are not in such a situation, then you should seriously consider not participating. To attend a professionally managed auction, you will be required to present your identification documents, and to demonstrate that you are a real potential purchaser of the property, by presenting cheques for deposits on the properties you intend to bid for. If you do not bid, you will retain the cheques. If you do bid, then the cheque will immediately be used as a deposit, and you will enter a binding agreement to purchase the property upon the fall of the hammer. This will be supported by paperwork, but post-bid you will have been deemed to have made a binding offer. After the Auction There will be a gap between the auction date and when the property is transferred to you. You should arrange a law firm to assist you with the preparation of documents to transfer the property interest – which could be condominium foreign freehold; condominium Thai quota; leasehold land and building ownership; leasehold apartment ownership; or freehold land (which can only be transferred to a Thai national or Thai company and where foreigners are involved in such a company, with the strong requirement that the rules relating to Thai companies, the Land Code and other provisions of law are adhered to). Auctions are Fun Fun is a key word for Thailand, and although auctions are serious in so far as you will be committing monies to the purchase of a property, the fun in an auction exists where you are confident about your preparations to participate, and you enjoy the process of ‘testing’ price to obtain a good deal. Negotiating through bidding in an auction environment can be a test of nerve; resolve and focus. This article was written by Desmond Hughes, of HughesKrupica, HughesKrupica Consulting Co., Ltd. www.hugheskrupica.com International Legal Services Provider: Real Estate; Hospitality; Leisure.

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HÉLÈNE & PETER WOOD

Hélène & Peter Wood Peter Wood and Hélène Fallon-Wood, one of Phuket’s pioneering expat couples and founders of Tamarind Villas private pool estate, talk to us about life, leisure and helping others in Phuket. Where are you from? Hélène: I’m from Greystones on the ocean south of Dublin, Ireland. Peter: Kelly’s Corner, Dublin. When and how did you find your way to Phuket? Hélène: It’s Peter’s fault! In 1989 he met a Norwegian gentleman on a diving instructor’s course who led Peter to believe that he owned Marina Cottages in Kata Beach, which had one of the first established dive shops in Phuket. Peter went out to have a look, came back and said we’re going to live in Thailand. At the time I had to get out a map as I had no idea where it even was. Tell us more about your early years in Phuket. We just had a ball. Nothing happened with the dive shop, then we looked at doing Similan boat trips, but that never materialised, so we set up an export company based out of Chiang Mai. We sourced and exported goods to retailers back home and eventually opened a shop in Ireland – furniture and décor from mostly Vietnam and Thailand. First we lived in Karon Beach but there was no community of expats yet, then we discovered the Ao Chalong Yacht Club and decided we’d move. We rented a place behind Jimmy’s Lighthouse in Chalong, an area where a sailing fraternity kind of hung around. Then we moved to Fisherman’s Way. You ended up getting into property development. Can you tell us more about that? At Fisherman’s Way we had a beautiful house on the ocean and our rent was cheap as chips because we’d been there for years. Obviously the owners realised that the houses were much more valuable than what we were paying, so they came to us and said we had only one more year on our rent. We started looking for a house to buy but couldn’t find anything, so we decided to build. So Peter went back into what he always did in Ireland, which was to build homes for families. Our first development was Coconut Grove with 12 homes, one of which is where we still live. Then we built Coconut Palms, another development of 12 houses. We bought more land [on Soi Suksan 1 in Rawai] with a view to selling homes as well, but then Europe and the rest of the world started to go bust, so we decided that we’d keep them after finishing the building and rent them out holiday homes. Any new developments? For this project, Tamarind Villas, we’ve completed 22 private pool villas and a tennis court and now that we’re at full occupancy we’re just about to start building more on adjacent land.

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Hélène, tell us more about your role as Honorary Consul for Ireland. I feel very privileged and proud to represent the Irish here. I was appointed by the Irish government to look after Irish people in Thailand, and I’m very firm in that belief. I’m here to help the Irish if they get into trouble, lose their passport or whatever, not to tell the Thais how to run their taxi drivers, jet-skis, etc. If I’d wanted to do that I’d have gone into politics. Tell us more about your family. Our son Brian, 18, is studying in the UK at Downside Abbey. He was at Harrow in Bangkok but we moved him to Downside for his last two years because he wants to go to university in Ireland. Are you involved in any charity work? Hélène: I help raise funds for the Life Home Project, a shelter for women and children affected by HIV/Aids, which was set up in 2001. Early on we were losing a woman a week because of a lack of drugs, or because they come to us too late. Now the copy drugs are so good and regularly available that we’ve started to become more of a children’s home – a refuge for children infected or affected by HIV. Our main goal now for the women is to help them recover and get re-established back into the community. We do at least one fundraising event a year, the most recent a golf tournament at the Blue Canyon Country Club. What do like to do in your spare time? Peter: I’m an avid golfer and a member at Blue Canyon and Loch Palms. I sail competitively and join all the monthly races at the yacht club and the King’s Cup Regatta each year with my yacht Windstar. Hélène: I’m not a Sunday racer, more of a gin and tonic sailor. I like to bike, I do yoga three times a week privately and we have a gym here, which I use every day. We travel a lot. I travel more than Peter because I really have that bug in me. What do you like most about living in Phuket? The weather, the food, the easy way of life. It’s getting a bit more strict in terms of rules and regulations in business but it’s like that anywhere else. In general there’s just a great ease about living here. What’s the most difficult thing about living here? Hélène: I'd love to speak more Thai but then again I’m an impetuous person who tends to fly off the handle so not having the fluency in Thai has probably saved me at times. I hope to come over as sensitive but I’m quite a forceful person. Any staff who start working for us are terrified of me until they get to know me. I have to rein it in. But we are who we are and I suppose after 20 some years here I’m nearly getting it perfected!


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Our skilled and motivated employees are an essential part of our success, because it is our employees’ attitude, service-level and efforts that ensure living up to our customers’ expectations. Therefore we put a lot of effort into recruitment, employee development and people management. Only by offering attractive working conditions we can hire the qualified people we need to deliver high quality service to our customers. With outset in our customer’s needs we provide a customized cleaning solution where scope, level and the combination of services are carefully adjusted to each customer. Ongoing quality control ensures that we constantly live up to the expectations.

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Helicam off to a flying Headstart

Helicam Electric Helibot

Above: Helicam Aerial image combined with Headstart School CGI (Computer Generated Image)

HeadStart International School Phuket has rapidly evolved and developed and is now one of Phuket’s leading International Schools. The new HeadStart International School will be built on 15 rai of land next to the Wichit Police Station on Nasua road, which connects Chao Fah West and Muang Chao Fah road. The new school will accommodate up to 750 students from 18 months to 18 years old and will have more than 12,000 sqm of purpose built educational facilities. The construction of the new facilities is set to start by March 2014 and scheduled to be completed by May of 2015, in time for the beginning of the 2015 academic year. Mr. Jazon Edouard of Headstart School commissioned Helicam to obtain aerial views of the location which they used to combine with a 3D computer CGI of the new school property, creating a vision of the built project and its proximity to Central Festival and central links. On location the Helicam crew flew into action using the remote piloted helicopter camera platform equipped with a 24mega pixel camera. The pilot /photographer positions the camera platform and positions the camera using ground monitor to compose the imagery. Using this system Helicam is able to obtain the desired imagery, which is then system-worked back at the Helicam office before being handed over to the client for their marketing needs. To view the interactive virtual tour presentation online by going to: www.abovephuket.com/clients/Headstart_International_ School/0858AVT/index2.html

Interactive Aerial Virtual Tour (screengrab)

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 109 B1

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PHANG NGA BAY

With its dramatic landscape of steep karsts rising out of a calm, jewel-toned sea, Phang Nga Bay is the one place that no visitor to the Andaman region should miss. But what’s the best way to see it?

Many tourists set off every day on packaged tours to the bay and sadly – especially in the peak season months – there are often scenes of hundreds of people spilling off tour boats and crowding out the bay’s beautiful beaches and caves. A savvy traveller knows that to see a sight in its full glory, it’s better to chart your own path. And in Phang Nga Bay this is easily achieved. You could charter a luxury yacht and explore in sumptuous style and comfort, but for those lacking the budget or looking for a more traditional way to venture into the bay, there’s the mighty long-tail boat. The Hongs

The long-tail boat is a true symbol of coastal Thailand. Every travel book, article and video about Thailand’s beaches and islands will include images of this colourful vessel. These hand-crafted boats travel along smoothly, albeit loudly, most adorned with garlands and scarves around the curved bow as an offering to the sea spirits for protection. Its swiveling rear engine with a propeller at the end of a long shaft is the ‘tail’ that gives the boat its name. Long-tails are generally owned or operated by local men who are also fishermen or otherwise well-versed in the sea and sights in the area. You can catch a long-tail boat from several departure points in Phang Nga province, just over the bridge from Phuket. There are several signs along the road for ‘James Bond Island’ tours, but probably the best touring boats are found at Surakul Pier in Takua Thung about 12 kilometres west of Phang Nga Town. They’re large, well maintained and have a canopy roof for shade. Plus there’s attention to safety with all passengers given life jackets before they board the boat, including child-sized jackets for children. The price is 2,500 baht for the boat for the day, which could seat a dozen passengers comfortably. They will depart as soon as your group is ready, ideal if you wish to avoid the crowds and go in the early morning hours or afternoon. The first part of the journey is more like a jungle tour as the boat glides through an inlet flanked by mangrove forest. After about 20 minutes the water opens up to the sea and – behold! – you’re treated to your first sight of the bay’s famed karsts. From here there are several places to explore, but the following describes a typical journey.

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PHANG NGA BAY The Hongs. A hong, or room, is a cave found inside some of the karsts, formed when the middle of the peak collapses into the sea. Though these little oases have become a popular and sometimes crowded sight, it’s still worth venturing in to see these true wonders of nature up close. Narrow access means that the only way in is by sea kayak, which can be hired at one of the floating barges just outside the hong entrance. The caves are a challenge to navigate, meaning that your kayak will be paddled by a guide, and there’s an extra cost for this at 400 baht per person. The guide takes you through a series of caves, some with only a sliver of space between the water and cave walls, meaning you have to get cosy with your boat-mates and lie back flat on the kayak to get through. As you squeeze through, be sure to look up at the cave walls around you to catch a sight of the sparkling stalactites: nature’s bling. If you’re keen to do more ‘honging around’, try booking a separate trip with John Gray’s Sea Canoe, eco-conscious kayak experts who will take you to lesser-known, less crowded caves.

Bond, James Bond. Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that Koh Khao Phing Kan – better known as James Bond Island – has some of the most beautiful topographical features in the world.

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A popular destination since it was made famous as the island hideaway of the criminal Scaramanga in the 1974 film The Man With the Golden Gun, it’s now often decried as a tourist trap. But arriving here via your own chartered boat gives you the chance to visit during the island’s quieter hours and explore without any time pressure. The small island with tall cliffs rising straight up from the sea has a perfect little beach that offers a view of Koh Tapu, or Nail Island: yes, that’s the one in all the postcards. But the fact that millions of people have seen it makes it no less stunning. Khao Ping Kan

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Koh Panyee. To see the best of Koh Panyee, this Muslim floating village attached to the base of a towering karst island, be sure to get there either early in the morning or in the late afternoon outside of the tour group hours. The front of the village is lined with scenic yet unremarkable restaurants and many souvenir stalls. Sneak down the narrow walkways to the other side where the village’s community life is better revealed. Here’s where you’ll see the local villagers simply leading their lives: washing clothes, preparing meals, praying, seemingly oblivious to the spectacular Andaman scenery around them.

Panyee football pitch

Take a look at the village football pitch and you’ll soon understand why this tiny town is home to some regional champion teams. The pitch is built on a floating raft with all four sides open to the water. Having good ball control means avoiding a splashy fall into the sea. From here, it’s a just short return trip through the mangroves and back to the pier. All in all, this do-ityourself long-tail tour offers a low-key yet fun way to putter around Phang Nga Bay and take in its magnificent sights at your own pace.

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Siam Niramit Thank you media Party

Amari Phuket team up for Patong Beach cleaning Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket Giving back to community on the 3rd year anniversary

Tri Property Launches Zcape 3

@Zcape Sales Gallery

Thank you dinner by the Regent @Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket

Pio Cesare Wine Dinner Party @ Boathouse on Kata Beach

9th anniversary of Central Festival Phuket @ Central Festival Phuket

Blue Party 2013 by Andaman Cruises @ Ao Po Marina

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Karon Butterfly Condominium moved to the new sale office in Kata

Hot Days Cool Nights Season Opening Party @ O2 Beach club

Punawa Resort Re-branding Cocktails Party

IN SEA Grand Opening Party

@ IN SEA Seafood Buffet Restaurant, Chalong

Hard Rock CafĂŠ 4th anniversary

Brasserie 3rd anniversary party @ Brasserie Restaurant

Casino Royale

@ Aleenta Resort Phuket

North Phuket Culinary Arts Festival 2013 'The Best of the West Vs. The Feast of the East Buet' @ JW Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa

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Phuket commits to high safety standards and safer waters The arrival of a new year has also seen the launch of a major new safety initiative within Phuket's marine sector. The initiative is called 'Safer Phuket' and will focus on five key areas, namely enhanced lifeguard capabilities, implementing international training standards, consistent beach management regulations, and the establishment of a world-class search and rescue service. Phuket is a magnet for tourists and it is this success that has prompted the recognition that success must also mean higher marine safety standards. Safer Phuket’s origins emanate from the widely reported delegation meeting between Governer Maitri and 18 European Community representatives in June of last year, where it was determined that focus and attention was needed within the marine sector. The initiative therefore enjoys the endorsement of Governor Maitri Inthusut, several governmental departments and HM Ambassador Mark Kent of the British Embassy in Bangkok. The campaign will be run and managed by a newly formed social enterprise which will operate on a 'not for profit' basis. Peter Grimes, a Safer Phuket co-founder explains, "The need for improving safety never goes away, so we chose to be a social enterprise business such that we can secure ongoing revenues which will allow us to build a structured, sustainable platform and support infrastructure for the safety programmes that we will introduce.

Duncan Stewart, Safer Phuket managing director and cofounder, feels there is room for optimism in the move to the higher safety standards, stating "We feel that Safer Phuket can make a real difference because we have unequivocal crosscultural, political and island-wide organisational support. Together with our partners, we have a collective vision shared and endorsed by the appropriate political and commercial forces, which will provide the framework necessary for a safer future for Phuket. Duncan Stewart continues "But most importantly, what is clear is that change will be driven and supported by hotels, travel operators, tour companies and the embassies of visitor countries and that these organisations have guest safety as a priority. For example, given the choice between a tour boat company that has a fully-trained and certified skipper, and crew to RYA international standards, versus one that operates to the old system, we have no doubt that these organisations want to protect their brands and their reputation by working with suppliers and companies of similar values and standards to themselves. Therefore, market forces will prevail with trained and certified operators becoming most profitable. Money talks and a commitment to high standards is a proven path to long term prosperity." Khun Tarin Tachthongchan, executive co-ordinator, believes the time is right. "With the 4th Asian Beach Games scheduled to be held in Phuket in 2014, the eyes of the world will be upon us, so we have launched the 2nd Wave funding campaign to build, man and operate 50 new lifeguard towers across all of Phuket’s main beaches. The lifeguard stations and professionalising of the islands lifeguards will be entirely funded by advertising and sponsorship of each tower. The positive news is that Safer Phuket is already in discussion with interested sponsors and supporters, even before we officially launch." More information at www.saferphuket.org or www.facebook.com/saferphuket

IMAGE asia welcomes the opportunity to partner with Safer Phuket to help bring about improved safety on Phuket's beaches and the surrounding waters.

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Входная плата включает в себя посещение клуба в течении дня. Вам на руку будет поставлен специальный штамп. Незабываемое и невероятно веселое празднование дня рождения в ДЕТСКОМ КЛУБЕ. Пакет дня рождения для группы из 20 человек, включая торт, закуски и напитки, от 5,999 бат (заказ за неделю вперед). Экскурсия для школьников Обмен информацией для мам на Пхукете (коляски б/у, детские кроватки, игрушки и многое другое) Буфет и кафе открыты в праздничные дни Запрещено приносить с собой еду и напитки Взрослые и дети должны быть все время в носках Парковка на нижнем этаже 当日無限次進出 欢乐生日派対,只要泰銖5,999起,為您提供20 人份的蛋糕、点心和飲料,以及一天內的無限 次出入場‧請提前一周預約‧ 適合中低年級和幼兒園校外教學 二手嬰兒車、餐椅、玩具交換買賣資訊服務 点心吧即將開始營業,手製冰淇淋、可愛的杯 子蛋糕和咖啡,提供多種健康營養的餐点‧ 禁止擕帶外食 大人小孩一律穿著袜子入場 地下一樓附設停車場

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THINGS TO DO

Phuket has plenty of choices when it comes to places to see and things to do or to try. We hope the suggestions here will enhance your holiday experience and perhaps persuade you to return in the future. Karon Viewpoint

Karon Viewpoint Sometimes referred to as the 'Three Bay

Dim Sum

Viewpoint', it's located between Nai Harn and Kata Noi Beaches. This is a tastefully developed facility with a Thai-style sala, which offers superb views on several levels. From here Kata Noi, Kata and Karon beaches can be seen and out to sea is Koh Poo (Island). Without doubt one of the island's best views! How to get there: Kata Viewpoint is located along the road between Kata Beach and Nai Harn Beach, just five kilometres from Kata Beach.

Phuket Botanic Garden Phuket Botanic Garden should be on a list of attractions to visit while in Phuket! The site is in the Chalong area not far from Chalong Temple. The garden features an amazing horticultural display split into 30 zones, each containing different species. The site contains a butterfly garden in addition to various other gardens: Herb Garden, Orchards, Sufficient Garden, Orchid Garden, Fern Garden, Cactus Garden, Rainforest, Japanese Garden, English Garden, Bali Garden, Water Lily Garden and a Palm Garden. The Phuket Botanic Garden also serves as a research centre for many rare plant species. Take a picnic lunch and enjoy these immaculately kept tropical gardens. Open from 9am-4.30pm. Closed on Wednesday. The entry fee for non-locals is 500 baht for adults and 300 baht for kids. For more information contact: + 66 7636 7095.

Mee Hok Kian

Oh Aew

Try local foods The island has a unique cuisine and both its entrées and desserts are a combination of local and Chinese cooking styles. International visitors shouldn’t miss the opportunity to sample the mouth-watering and unique offerings of Phuket’s kitchens. We have the inside track on toothsome dishes which will tempt your taste buds. Please allow us to offer a few examples: Oh Aew: An unbeatable Phuket dessert which is made from jellied banana-flour mixed with boiled red beans, ice, and sweet red syrup: available at Lok Tiean Local Food Centre, Intersection of Yaowarat Road with Dibuk Road, Phuket City Dim Sum: This is a steamed dumpling, filled with a choice of every imaginable variety of sweet or savoury filling, sometimes accompanied by Chinese herb chicken soup and condiments. Oh Tao: (Also known as Hoi Tod Hokgian). This is a fried oyster dish prepared with eggs, flour, bean sprouts and taro root. It’s a favourite Phuket snack. Mee Hok Kian: This is made with large yellow noodles similar to Japanese Soba. Mee Hok Kian can be served with pork-bone soup and/or dried noodles. A delightful variety known as Mee Hok Kian Pak includes fried noodles, soup, egg, fried onions, pork crackling and a choice of pork, fish or squid. Recommended Mee Hok Kian restaurants are Mee Ao Gay, located on Poonpol Road, and Mee Sapam at Sapam Village, Thepkasattri Road. Mee Sue: Phuket’s breakfast noodles with a salty taste and white colour when uncooked are boiled and flavoured with oriental spices. They can be served with sliced pork or chicken accompanied by boiled rice or rice soup.

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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

+66 81 893 1295 +66 76 342518-9, 66+ 89 871 2335 1719, +66 76 254425

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

EMERGENCIES Fire 199 Police 191 Diving Medicine Center 1719 Marine Police +66 76 211883 Tourist Police 1155, +66 76 223891-3 Narenthorn Emergency Services 1669 GOVERNMENT OFFICES Phuket Customs Harbour Master Immigration Authority TAT, Phuket Office Department of labour LOST CARDS American Express City Bank Diners Club HSBC JCB Card Mastercard Visa

+66 76 211105 +66 76 391174 +66 76 221905 +66 76 212213 +66 76 211995

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EMBASSIES & CONSULATES Austria +66 76 248334-6 #35 Czech +66 76 249400 #1501, 3330 Finland +66 76 330530-3 Germany +66 76 610407 Irish +66 76 281273 Italy +66 76 323029 Korea +66 76 234452 Morocco +66 76 219881-2 Norway +66 76 230130 Sweden +66 76 380000 United Kingdom +66 76-318188 +66 89 874 9080 LANDLINE SERVICE CENTRE TOT 1100, Chalong +66 76 367200 +66 76 367238 Patong +66 76 340199 TT&T Koh Keaw +66 76 272 800-14 CAT Phuket Town +66 76 216861 +66 76 216879 Patong +66 76 341102-3 MOBILE PHONE CALL CENTRES GSM 1175, Dtac 1678, True 1331 COURIERS DHL Phuket TNT Phuket Thailand Post

+66 76 355850 +66 76 239804-6 1545

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