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4th Edition (2013)

by Andy Dowden & Bill O’Leary

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

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


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Regulars Phuket Island map 8 What's on: on & off Phuket (including the movies) 12-15 Word of mouth 16 People profile: Andrew de Bruin (GM of Multihull Solutions Asia) 21 25th Anniversary of Boathouse by Montara 40 Legal matters: Contracts – Are they worth the paper they're written on? 60 Business profile: Jack Penrod (founder & owner of Nikki Beach Worldwide) 66 Social Phuket 68-69 Safer Phuket: Phuket Nai Harn lifeguards offer rescue to recovery service 71 Things to do in Phuket 72 Useful telephone numbers 73

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WHAT'S ON

Historical Festival •

Bike Week •

2-17 Mar 2014 @ Thalang Victory Memorial Field & Heroine's Monument, Thalang Thao Thepkasattri-Thao Sri Suntorn Festival. 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.

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

Grand Opening White Party •

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

7 Mar 2014 @ Nikki Beach Phuket Nikki Beach much-anticipated Grand Opening Party. With Nikki-style extravagance, elegance, world-class entertainment, resident DJs, fireworks and some suprises! This is the "Official" debut of Nikki Beach Phuket with special guests flying in from around the world. +66 76-681161. www.nikkibeach.com/phuket

Triathlon Series • 8 Mar 2014 @ Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club (TSLC) Thanyapura SuperKidz Triathlon Series Part 4 with participants from Thailand, Malaysia, UK, Netherlands, Australia, France, Germany, New Zealand, Austria, Russia and USA. +66 7633 6000. www.thanyapura.com

Cycle Tour •

Stuntman's World Recort Attempt •

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

Miami Beach Party •

21-23 Mar 2014 @ Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club (TSLC), Thalang Thanyapura 500 Cycle Tour. Ironman Jurgen Zack leads cyclists on a tour of Phuket, Phang Nga and Krabi. 4 stages from 90km to 167km in 3 days. Cost from 23,000 Baht. +66 7633 6000. www.thanyapura.com

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

Swim Meet •

International Marathon •

29-30 Mar 2014 @ Thanyapura Sport & Leisure Club (TSLC), Thalang RocketScience International Swim Meet. A two-day swim meet at Thanyapura. Warm-ups from 6.30-8.30 am, swimming from 9am-5pm 9am-3pm Saturday and Sunday. +66 7633 6000. www.thanyapura.com

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

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Krabi Rock and Fire International Contest •

22-24 Jun 2014 @ Hongyok House, Phuket City The 6th Baba Wedding 2014 ceremony in the 'Baba Peranakan' (Straits Chinese) tradition to celebrate Peranakan culture. Couples dress in the style and manner of 19th century Chinese traders and well-to-do local Thai maidens. The two venues, the Thai Hua Museum on Thalang Road and the Hongyok Mansion on Thepkrasattri Road both exemplify Sino-Portuguese style. Packages to marry during the festival are available. +66 81 691 1955. www.phuketbaba.com

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

Off Phuket Silverlake Music Festival 2014 • 1 Mar 2014 @ Silver Lake Pattaya Packed line-up. Tickets THB 2,500. www.silverlakemusicfest.com

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WHAT'S ON

Baba Wedding •

Pang Sida Butterfly Watching Festival 1 May-30 Jun 2014 @ Pang Sida National Park, Nakhon Nayok 300 species of butterflies, a butterfly exhibition and butterfly watching demonstration by officers from Pang Sida National Park. Also camping, a visit to Pang Sida waterfall and hiking on the 25km scenic jungle trail. +66 37 312282, +66 3731 2284. Songkran Festival

7-9 Mar 2014 @ Loei 'Bun Phawet' or merit making in the 4th lunar month. An important festival for the people of Loei features a procession, a Northeastern style dinner, a light and sound presentation and more. +66 43 244498-9. www.tourismthailand.org

Grand Pattaya International Music Festival 2014 • 14-16 Mar @ Pattaya, Chon Buri 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. www.tourismthailand.org

Songkran Festival 2014 • 13-15 Apr 2014 @ Nationwide The traditional start of the Buddhist New Year as well as the end of the dry season. A national holiday with ritual washing of Buddha images and bathing. It has evolved into a loud, boisterous and fun festival that features throwing water on people in the streets. people to wish them good luck for the New Year. www.tourismthailand.org

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300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE

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Genre: Action, Drama Starring: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, David Wenham, Rodrigo Santoro, Igal Naor, Callan Mulvey, Jack O'Connell, Andrew Tiernan After its victory over Leonidas' 300, the Persian Army under the command of Xerxes marches towards the major Greek city-states. The Democratic city of Athens, first on the path of Xerxes' army, bases its strength on its fleet, led by admiral Themistocles who is forced into an unwilling alliance with the traditional rival of Athens, the oligarchic Sparta whose might lies with its superior infantry troops.

Genre: Action Starring: Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots, Dominic Cooper, Ramon Rodriguez, Rami Malek, Harrison Gilbertson, Scott 'Kid Cudi' Mescudi, Michael Keaton, Dakota Johnson Fresh from prison, a street racer who was framed by a wealthy business associate joins a cross country race with revenge in mind. His ex-partner, learning of the plan, places a massive bounty on his head as the race begins.

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Regular Events

Mad Tea Party Fridays @ Nikki Beach Phuket, Layan Beach. Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, serving special cocktail in magic teapots with non-stop Nikki Beach signature emtertainment and interactive dancers. Fridays from 11 am.

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

New Yorker Night @ Two Chefs Bar & Grill Kamala. Come for the FOOD Stay for the FUN! Every Saturday starting at 6pm. Large American style buffet: Live Music "Jazz & R'N'B style"

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

Live music @ Molly Malone's Irish Pub, Patong. From Monday to Saturday, Live music starts at 10pm by an excellent Filipino band covering pop and rock classics.

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

Blues music @ Rocking Angels, Phuket city. Another live music bar, in Phukt city, place to go if you are a music lover. The bar is relaxed and laid back and gives customers an opportunity to join and jam with the band. Music from 9pm. Closed on Mondays. Sunset Sessions @ Nikki Beach Phuket, Layan Beach. Every day from 6pm - 8pm. Beautiful sunset over the Andaman Sea with Nikki Beach signature cocktails and live poolside entertainment including a didgeridoo and fire show. Live Music @ Two Chefs Karon. Every night around 8 pm Two Chefs house band kicks off with a great mix of new and old songs. One of the best bars on the Island. Perfect if you want to come and relax and listen to some music. Live Jazz @ Mom Tri's Kitchen, Kata Noi. Every Wednesday & Sunday night in the Sea Shell Bar. Great live music, gorgeous sunset views and Thai and international cuisine. Sunset Happy Hour daily from 6pm7pm including select wines by the glass and 50% off cocktails. Disco & Cabaret Shows @ Paradise Complex, Patong Beach. The only gay disco in Patong with daily popular cabaret shows around midnight. The Boat Bar gets busy when the show starts at midnight.

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Entertainment

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

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10:30am-10pm. Heading north, turn rightt at lights lig after Mission Hospital. Restaurant is 2km on the left. Quite hard to find but worth the effort. Mainly popular with locals, they serve great Thai seafood at affordable prices. Try Mee Hoon Kang Poo (yellow curry with crab meat eat & noodles) or Yam Gung Seab (sweet & spicy dried shrimp salad). Service can be a bit slow as it's busy most of the time .

Hua Soi

11am-10pm. Kwang Rd, on the left before Bann Prang Tong. Thai northern style décor. Their tasty 'Nam Prik Ong' pork with a spicy tomato sauce , served with other fresh vegetables on the side , is a must to try. The famous Northern Thai noodle soup in curry called 'Kao Soi', served with pickles, red onion , chili oil , a piece of lime is the best for only 40 baht. When the owner's not too busy, he plays live music on his northern Thai instruments.

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A busy, well-known spot amongst locals, Hua Soi or 'Top of the Road' serves terrific Thai food at great value . The place is small and modest and it might be difficult to get a table , but it's worth the wait. Favourites include Fried Chicken with Cashew Nuts, Tom Yung Gung (Spicy & sour soup with prawns), Pad Thai , Panang Gai (a not-sospicy Thai chicken curry) & Deep Fried Fish with Salt. Great place to get a take away meal!

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

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

The Beach Bar & Restaurant 10am-10pm. Southwest side of Panwa Cape, 200m south of Panwa Beach Resort. You can't get closer to the water! This one's right on the beach . Just 200 metres south of the resort, take the sloping track from the road down to the sea. This little restaurant and bar serves delicious Thai food , seafood and international favourites as well as cocktails. You can even sit at a table on the beach with the waves gently lapping around your feet.

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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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ANDREW DE BRUIN

Andrew de Bruin General Manager at Multihull Solutions Asia, Andrew describes how a sailing adventure launched 15 years ago landed him in Phuket, where he’s made a career in the island’s emerging yachting scene ever since. Where are you from? Originally Sydney, but I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia. What were you doing before you came to Phuket? I started sailing with my dad on dinghies, and then I got bored with sailing with my father, so started doing a bit of ocean racing and windsurfing, and continued on to spend a few seasons in the Mediterranean as a charter skipper. I’d work in the Med for the summer then come back to Australia to save money to go back again. I did that for three seasons then came back to Australia and worked as captain on a few boats. Eventually I worked for Hamilton Island Charters, which then became Sunsail in Australia. That’s when I met Mark Elkington, the principal of Multihull Solutions. About 15 years ago my wife and I set sail from Sydney and spent three years sailing around Southeast Asia until we ran out of money. After more work as a boat captain, we arrived in Phuket. I found a job with the yacht brokerage Lee Marine, where I worked for 10 years. Tell us about your current work with Multihull Solutions. Multihull Solutions is an Australian company with offices in New Zealand and the Pacific. We opened our first branch in Southeast Asia in Phuket at Boat Lagoon this January. There’s a definite need up here for a specialist in multihulls. I know this area, so I’m comfortable doing this here, with a view to opening branches in other countries in Southeast Asia in the next 12-18 months. For new boat sales, we have six main brands, and we also have 50+ brokerage pre-owned boats both here and in Australia. So when it comes to multihulls, both new and pre-owned, we can offer a service that none of the other brokers have. They might have only one brand of multihull, whereas we're able to offer a better range of options. We’ve already agreed to be Title Sponsor of the Ao Chalong Yacht Club's Multihull Regatta in July this year. You were recently at the Phuket Boat Show. How did that go? Great. We sold a boat on the first day to an expat living here in Phuket and made loads of really good leads. In the coming month we’ll find out how good or bad these leads are, but from previous experience the quality of the people we talked to at PIMEX was good. Are you seeing any effects from Thailand's political turmoil? We haven’t been open that long to notice anything, but in my experience these things come and go in Thailand. There’s always an effect, hotel numbers are down, with several countries issuing travel advisories, but Phuket is insulated from what happens in Bangkok. But the announcement in January by customs officials that yachts will have to register every two months instead of every six months is having more of an effect. Many people are saying they’re taking their boats out to Langkawi because the two-month rule just makes it impossible to keep a boat here. You’ve worked in Phuket for more than a decade. What advice would you give to other expats planning to work and do business here? Come with a well honed sense of patience. Thailand’s a great place to do business. It really is. There are so many opportunities here, especially in the marine industry. But you do have to have some patience and understand that not everybody does things the way they do back wherever you’re from. You need to be flexible. But having worked here for all these years, there are many moments when I’ve sat back and thought, “Wow, that ended up being way easier than I thought it was going to be.” This often happens just after you’re pulling your hair out wondering why it isn’t working – things have a way of sorting themselves out.

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Tell us about your family. My wife, Donna Stephens, teaches at British International School – she’s the primary librarian there. We have two sons, Finn, who was born in 2001 here in Phuket, and Songkran, a Thai boy we’ve adopted, who’s four. Everybody calls him “Ikki”. Donna wrote a book, Phuket for Kids, about eight years ago and the book is now a website, Phuketforkids.com. As for all websites it requires a lot of work, and she’s also doing a masters in teacher librarianship. She’s a million miles an hour. Where do you live? We’ve lived here in Boat Lagoon for 12-13 years. We keep threatening to move because we’d like to live at a beach, but we find it’s just so convenient with great facilities. What do you do in your free time? Sailing, play squash, eating out, read books, go to movies. I still have the boat that I sailed up here on, a Swanson 36 named Awatea – it’s a New Zealand Maori name that means “new start” or “new dawn”. That was the original name when I bought it in about 1992 on Hamilton Island. I’ve actually sold it and bought it back three times now. What do you like best about living in Phuket? Being able to enjoy the sailing so easily. It’s fabulous. The racing at Ao Chalong Yacht Club, the various regattas, the whole family do that. What’s the most challenging thing about living here? Probably how frustrating it is to get little things done, like replacing a window in the house. The number of times you have to chase everything up. Those sort of things I find frustrating – in the end it works out fantastically because you get jobs done for half the price than you would if living in Sydney, but it can be frustrating getting to that point. Actually, the most frustrating thing I’ve ever done in Thailand is to adopt a child. Just because of the paperwork and the delays. It took us four and a half years, including two years after getting approved. I understand why it takes a long time to get approved, but then to have to wait for another two years is just crazy. It’s a bizarre system. But anyway it’s all worked out. We have our son now, and he’s great. Are you involved in any local charities, clubs or associations? The ACYC, we’ve supported its learn to sail and youth sailing, and we’ve always supported Phuket Has Been Good to Us foundation. We do some fundraising for the orphanage in Nakhon Sri Thammarat where we adopted our child. When you see the kids at the orphanage, you realise how fortunate you are. What do you think the future holds for you? We’ll be staying here in Phuket for a while with this new venture. We’re still undecided whether we’ll retire to Australia, but that’s years away and plans change. When we first arrived iwe were only planning to be here for a year or two … and we’re still here 13 years later.


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ROYAL LANGKAWI INTERNATIONAL REGATTA 2014

Under new management... by Grenville Fordham

Andaman Cabriolet Niña – a Langkawi Regatta regular and former Multihull Class winner

N

ot only was this year’s Royal Langkawi International Regatta (RLIR) the event that kicked off Visit Malaysia Year, but it was also the first edition ‘under new management’. After 11 years, the ‘face’ of Langkawi Regatta, Ahmad Zailani Bashah (fondly known as Zack), left for new pastures and Wicky Sundram took over the reigns – bringing with him breezes the like of which are rarely seen in and around Kuah Harbour. Not a bad start! Depending on who you ask, close to 44 boats (eight of whom made the journey from Phuket to be there) headed for the start line on Day 1 for five days of racing around buoys, around islands and along coastlines in winds up to 28 knots. Langkawi Regatta is one of the few in this region that is run out of a marina and yacht club, offering free berthing to participants. That alone makes it really attractive! No wet bums or tipped up dinghies in the surf. No wooden longtail boats banging up against glass-like gel coat for the fight to get ashore. Slip in, tie up, step off – and drop into Charlie’s place (the yacht club bar) for a few welldeserved, post-race cold ones. In years gone by, a large part of the Langkawi Regatta fleet was made up of visitors from Phuket. It’s a mystery why the numbers have dwindled this year to less than 20 percent of entries, given the slick organisation, the convenience, the excellent racing with classes to suit every level of racer – and the opportunity to grab a few days R & R on a slow boat back from Langkawi.

IMAGE asia MD, Grenville Fordham, accepts a 'thank you' token from RLYC Rear Commodore Y.M. Tunku (Princess) Soraya

For us (Andaman Cabriolet Niña and Oasis) the trip from Phuket to Langkawi was a quick one, but on the way back we allowed ourselves a couple of overnight stops. First night was Ao Pante, a beautiful tranquil anchorage at the north end of Koh Tarutao, after an exhilarating sail in 15 knots breeze all the way. Those with more time, and a thirst for a change of pace after a week’s full-on racing, might want to explore ashore. There’s a mangrove creek, navigable by dinghy, that runs through a stunning limestone cave (Crocodile Cave). And there’s a small store, a restaurant and other basic facilities. National Park entry fees may apply… Our second night took us to the south end of Koh Muk, again with little need to ‘make noise’ on the way. A stunning all-tide beach and a sunset-facing ramshackle bar perched high on the rocks beckoned us for sundowners – after a short delay while Oasis sorted out some slight navigational issues (mmm... wrong anchorage... a question of east v. west...) and a brief excursion into Koh Muk's famous 'Emerald Cave' (a spectacular open-topped 'cave' accessed by dinghy through a pitch-black tunnel).

Bob Mott's Oasis experienced 'navigational issues' on the return journey to Phuket – something about not being able to find a particular island...

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ROYAL LANGKAWI INTERNATIONAL REGATTA 2014 Dinner ashore involved a longish walk through the jungle to a place called ‘Cheap Cheap and Different’. And it was. Great inexpensive food followed an almost 2-hour wait (thankfully beer was not in short supply!) and the evening ended with a 3-wheeled motorbike taxi jungle race back to the beach (we won). Our third day saw us back on our Chalong mooring by midafternoon in plenty of time to get ashore on the tide. For Phuket-based boats, Langkawi Regatta IS about more than just the racing… but let’s revisit the racing because the regatta experience alone does make it worth the trip down. The racing in consistently windy conditions was, as always, superbly managed by the region’s most professional Principal Race Officer, the cool, calm and collected Simon James – albeit with a little help from his friends. A marine police start boat that refused to hold position in 28 knots breeze was swiftly sorted by Hong Kong’s gentleman racer, Frank Pong (Jelik) – with the loan of a 100kg anchor from his support boat. It's that kind of friendly regatta. Ashore in Langkawi, we enjoyed parties in the yacht club and at two different island resorts with a tremendous grand finale prizegiving bash complete with music, dancers, seemingly neverending fireworks and the traditional Malaysian sprinkling of glittering VIPs. Worthy of note is that, for the first time in 12 years, every single crew member was allocated a seat for the buffet dinner – finally overcoming one of the few consistent grumbles heard over the years. Not sure where the VIPs sat… Peter Ahern's Oi! 2014 Racing Class winner

The eight classes were mostly well-subscribed, with only Ocean Rover and Multihull falling below five yachts. The latter is a bit surprising, not to mention disappointing, given the great show this class used to put on a few years back. As a catamaran owner who has raced in most of the 12 Langkawi Regattas, I can tell you multihull owners out there – YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE MISSING! A free multihull (double) berth for seven days in a top-notch yacht club marina! Great sailing amid wonderful scenery, good parties, top camaraderie – and all located on a duty-free paradise… Next year’s dates are 12-17 January 2015. One for the diary… IMAGE asia is proud to support Royal Langkawi International Regatta as a Media Partner as well as providing copies of Southeast Asia Pilot for the daily 'regatta lucky draw' prizes.

And the winners were... Racing: Peter Ahern (Aus), Oi!, 4th RLIR victory after an 8-year absence. Only 2 points clear of Frank Pong (Hong Kong)on Jelik. IRC1: Bill Bremner's (Singapore), Foxy Lady VI. 6 points clear of Anthony Root’s (USA) Red Kite II. IRC2: Niels Degenkolw’s Phuket-based Phoenix. Clean sweep and 12 points ahead of John Kara’s (UK) Skybird. Sports Boat: Khairulnizam Mohd Afendy’s (MAL) MYA. 2 points clear of fellow Malaysian Mohd. Masyuri A Rahmat on ATM1.

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Multihull: Daniel Renno’s After Burner. 3 points ahead of regular RLIR competitor, Grenville Fordham’s, Phuket-based Andaman Cabriolet Niña. Club: Vaycheslav Somov’s (RUS) Elena. 6.5 points ahead of Hong Kong-based team Liannet Technology. Ocean Rover: Dato Richard Curtis’s local party boat Eveline beat the only other Ocean Rover entry, Wulf Henning Lenz’s My Toy by 4 points to take the top spot for the second year running. White Sails: Charles Hay’s (UK) Smystery. 2.8 points ahead of Adale Hakin & A. Klunker’s Chantique.

Andaman Cabriolet Niña doing a bit of island-hopping on the way back to Phuket

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tables 2014 USEFUL INFO Ko Thaphao Noi (Phuket)

Source: Hydrographic Department, Royal Thai Navy

NOON

NIGHT

MARCH

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

1

2.8

2.2

1.5

0.9

0.5

0.4

0.8

1.4

2.0

2.6

3.0

3.1

2.9

2.4

1.8

1.2

0.7

0.6

0.8

1.3

2.0

2.7

3.2

3.3

2

3.2

2.7

2.0

1.2

0.6

0.3

0.5

0.9

1.6

2.3

2.9

3.2

3.2

2.8

2.3

1.6

0.9

0.6

0.5

0.9

1.5

2.2

2.9

3.3

3

3.3

3.0

2.4

1.7

1.0

0.5

0.4

0.6

1.2

1.9

2.6

3.1

3.2

3.1

2.6

2.0

1.3

0.8

0.5

0.7

1.1

1.8

2.5

3.0

4

3.2

3.1

2.7

2.1

1.4

0.8

0.5

0.5

0.9

1.5

2.2

2.8

3.1

3.2

2.9

2.4

1.7

1.1

0.7

0.6

0.9

1.4

2.0

2.6

5

3.0

3.1

2.8

2.4

1.8

1.2

0.7

0.6

0.8

1.3

1.9

2.5

2.9

3.1

3.0

2.6

2.1

1.5

1.0

0.8

0.9

1.2

1.7

2.3

6

2.7

2.9

2.8

2.5

2.1

1.5

1.1

0.8

0.9

1.2

1.6

2.2

2.6

2.9

2.9

2.7

2.3

1.8

1.3

1.0

1.0

1.2

1.5

2.0

7

2.3

2.6

2.6

2.5

2.2

1.8

1.4

1.1

1.0

1.2

1.5

1.9

2.3

2.6

2.7

2.7

2.4

2.1

1.7

1.4

1.2

1.2

1.4

1.8

8

2.1

2.3

2.4

2.4

2.2

2.0

1.7

1.4

1.3

1.3

1.5

1.8

2.1

2.3

2.5

2.5

2.4

2.2

2.0

1.7

1.5

1.4

1.5

1.6

9

1.8

2.0

2.1

2.2

2.1

2.0

1.9

1.7

1.6

1.5

1.6

1.7

1.9

2.0

2.2

2.3

2.3

2.3

2.1

2.0

1.8

1.7

1.6

1.6

10

1.7

1.8

1.9

1.9

2.0

2.0

2.0

1.9

1.9

1.8

1.7

1.7

1.7

1.8

1.9

2.0

2.1

2.2

2.2

2.2

2.1

2.0

1.9

1.7

11

1.6

1.6

1.6

1.7

1.8

1.9

2.0

2.1

2.1

2.1

1.9

1.8

1.7

1.7

1.7

1.7

1.9

2.0

2.2

2.3

2.4

2.3

2.2

2.0

12

1.7

1.5

1.4

1.4

1.5

1.7

2.0

2.2

2.3

2.3

2.2

2.0

1.8

1.6

1.5

1.5

1.6

1.8

2.1

2.3

2.5

2.6

2.4

2.2

13

1.9

1.5

1.3

1.2

1.3

1.5

1.8

2.1

2.4

2.5

2.5

2.3

2.0

1.7

1.4

1.3

1.3

1.5

1.9

2.3

2.6

2.7

2.7

2.5

14

2.1

1.7

1.3

1.1

1.0

1.3

1.6

.2.0

2.4

2.6

2.7

2.5

2.2

1.8

1.4

1.2

1.1

1.3

1.6

2.1

2.5

2.8

2.9

2.7

15

2.4

1.9

1.4

1.0

0.9

1.0

1.4

1.8

2.3

2.7

2.8

2.8

2.5

2.0

1.5

1.1

1.0

1.0

1.3

1.8

2.3

2.8

3.0

2.9

16

2.6

2.1

1.6

1.1

0.8

0.8

1.1

1.6

2.1

2.6

2.9

3.0

2.7

2.3

1.8

1.2

0.9

0.8

1.1

1.5

2.1

2.6

3.0

3.1

17

2.9

2.4

1.8

1.2

0.8

0.7

0.9

1.3

1.9

2.5

2.9

3.1

3.0

2.6

2.1

1.5

1.0

0.8

0.8

1.2

1.8

2.4

2.9

3.1

18

3.0

2.7

2.1

1.5

1.0

0.7

0.7

1.0

1.6

2.2

2.8

3.1

3.1

2.9

2.4

1.8

1.2

0.8

0.7

1.0

1.5

2.1

2.6

3.0

19

3.1

2.9

2.4

1.8

1.2

0.8

0.7

0.8

1.3

1.9

2.5

3.0

3.2

3.1

2.7

2.1

1.5

1.0

0.7

0.8

1.2

1.8

2.3

2.8

20

3.0

3.0

2.6

2.1

1.5

1.0

0.8

0.8

1.1

1.6

2.2

2.8

3.1

3.1

2.9

2.4

1.9

1.3

0.9

0.8

1.0

1.5

2.0

2.5

21

2.8

2.9

2.7

2.4

1.9

1.3

1.0

0.8

1.0

1.4

2.0

2.5

2.9

3.1

3.0

2.7

2.2

1.6

1.2

1.0

1.0

1.3

1.8

2.2

22

2.6

2.8

2.7

2.5

2.1

1.7

1.3

1.0

1.0

1.3

1.7

2.2

2.6

2.9

2.9

2.8

2.4

2.0

1.5

1.2

1.1

1.2

1.5

1.9

23

2.3

2.5

2.6

2.5

2.3

2.0

1.6

1.3

1.2

1.3

1.5

1.9

2.3

2.6

2.7

2.7

2.6

.2.3

1.9

1.6

1.4

1.3

1.4

1.6

24

1.9

2.2

2.3

2.4

2.3

2.2

2.0

1.7

1.5

1.4

1.5

1.7

1.9

2.2

2.4

2.6

2.6

2.5

2.3

2.0

1.8

1.6

1.5

1.5

25

1.6

1.8

2.0

2.1

2.2

. 2.3

2.2

2.1

1.9

1.7

1.6

1.6

1.6

1.8

2.0

2.2

2.4

2.5

2.5

2.4

2.2

2.0

1.7

1.5

26

1.4

1.4

1.6

1.7

2.0

2.2

2.3

2.4

2.3

2.2

1.9

1.7

1.5

1.5

1.6

1.8

2.0

2.3

2.5

2.6

2.6

2.5

2.2

1.8

27

1.5

1.2

1.2

1.3

1.6

1.9

2.2

2.5

2.6

2.6

2.4

2.1

1.7

1.4

1.3

1.3

1.6

1.9

2.3

2.7

2.8

2.8

2.6

2.2

28

1.8

1.3

.1.0

1.8

1.3

1.5

2.0

2.4

2.7

2.9

2.8

2.5

2.1

1.6

1.2

1.0

1.1

1.5

2.0

2.5

2.9

3.1

3.0

2.7

29

2.2

1.6

1.0

2.2

1.6

1.0

0.7

0.7

2.1

3.0

3.1

2.9

2.5

1.9

1.3

0.9

0.8

1.0

1.5

2.1

2.6

3.1

3.2

3.0

SUNDAY

SUNDAY

SUNDAY

SUNDAY

30

2.6

2.0

1.3

0.8

0.6

0.7

1.1

1.8

2.4

2.0

3.2

3.2

2.9

2.3

1.7

1.1

0.7

0.7

1.0

1.6

2.3

2.8

3.2

3.2

31

3.0

2.4

1.8

1.1

0.6

0.5

0.8

1.3

2.0

2.7

3.2

3.3

3.2

2.7

2.1

1.4

0.9

0.6

0.7

1.2

1.8

2.5

3.0

3.2

APRIL

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

1

3.1

2.7

2.2

1.5

0.9

0.6

0.6

1.0

1.6

2.3

2.9

3.3

3.3

3.0

2.5

1.8

1.2

0.7

0.6

0.9

1.4

2.1

2.7

3.1

2

3.2

2.9

2.5

1.9

1.2

0.8

0.6

0.8

1.3

2.0

2.6

3.1

3.3

3.2

2.8

2.2

1.5

1.0

0.7

0.8

1.1

1.7

2.3

2.8

3

3.0

3.0

2.7

2.2

1.6

1.1

0.8

0.8

1.2

1.7

2.3

2.8

3.1

3.2

2.9

2.5

1.9

1.3

0.9

0.8

1.0

1.5

2.0

2.5

4

2.8

2.9

2.7

2.4

1.9

1.4

1.1

1.0

1.1

1.5

2.0

2.5

2.9

3.0

3.0

2.7

2.2

1.7

1.2

1.0

1.1

1.4

1.8

2.2

5

2.5

2.7

2.6

2.4

2.1

1.7

1.3

1.2

1.2

1.5

1.8

2.3

2.6

2.8

2.9

2.7

2.4

2.0

1.5

1.3

1.2

1.3

1.6

2.0

6

2.3

2.5

2.5

2.4

2.2

1.9

1.6

1.4

1.4

1.5

1.7

2.1

2.4

2.6

2.7

2.6

2.5

2.2

1.9

1.6

1.4

1.4

1.6

1.8

7

2.0

2.2

2.3

2.3

2.2

2.1

1.9

1.7

1.6

1.6

1.7

1.9

2.1

2.3

2.4

2.5

2.4

2.3

2.1

1.9

1.7

1.6

1.6

1.7

8

1.8

2.0

2.1

2.1

2.2

2.1

2.1

2.0

1.9

1.8

1.8

1.8

1.9

2.0

2.2

2.3

2.3

2.3

2.3

2.2

2.0

1.9

1.8

1.7

9

1.7

1.8

1.8

1.9

2.0

2.1

2.2

2.2

2.2

2.1

2.0

1.9

1.8

1.8

1.9

2.0

2.1

2.3

2.3

2.4

2.3

2.2

2.0

1.8

10

1.7

1.6

1.6

1.7

1.8

2.0

2.2

2.4

2.4

2.3

2.2

2.0

1.8

1.7

1.7

1.7

1.9

2.1

2.3

2.5

2.5

2.5

2.3

2.0

11

1.7

1.5

1.4

1.4

1.6

1.9

2.2

2.4

2.6

2.6

2.5

2.2

1.9

1.7

1.5

1.5

1.6

1.9

2.2

2.5

2.7

2.7

2.6

2.3

12

1.9

1.5

1.3

1.2

1.3

1.6

2.0

2.4

2.7

2.8

2.7

2.5

2.1

1.7

1.4

1.3

1.3

1.6

2.0

2.4

2.7

2.9

2.8

2.5

13

2.1

1.7

1.3

1.1

1.1

1.4

1.8

2.3

2.7

2.9

3.0

2.8

2.4

1.9

1.5

1.2

1.1

1.3

1.7

2.2

2.6

2.9

3.0

2.8

14

2.4

1.9

1.4

1.0

0.9

1.1

1.5

2.0

2.6

3.0

3.1

3.0

2.7

2.2

1.7

1.2

0.9

1.0

1.3

1.9

2.4

2.8

3.1

3.0

15

2.7

2.2

1.6

1.1

0.8

0.9

1.2

1.7

2.3

2.9

3.2

3.2

3.0

2.5

2.0

1.4

0.9

0.8

1.0

1.5

2.1

2.6

3.0

3.1

16

2.9

2.5

2.0

1.4

0.9

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Chevrolet Captiva LTZ

THB 990,000

Chevrolet Cruze (LT)

THB 598,000

Toyota Vigo (E)

THB 635,000

PRE-OWNED: Black, 2012, 2.4 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, NAVI, 26,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: White Pearl, 2012, 1.8 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Standard Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, 42,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Prerunner Gray, 2009, 3.0 Manual, Electric Wing Mirrors, Mag Wheels, Standard Seats, ABS, CD, DVD, TV, 29,xxx KM.

Honda New City (S)

Honda City (E) IDSI

Toyota Fortuner (V)

THB 415,000

THB 299,000

THB 1,120,000

PRE-OWNED: Gold, 2010, 1.5 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Standard Seats, ABS, USB, 78xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Black, 2004, 1.5 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Mag Wheels, Standard Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, 127,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Black, 2012, 3.0 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, 57,xxx KM.

Honda Accord (E)

Toyota New Vios (G)

Nissan Tiida Latio

THB 780,000

THB 430,000

CAR FOR SALE

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

THB 365,000

PRE-OWNED: White Pearl, 2010, 2.0 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, Cruise, 29,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Silver, 2010, 1.5 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Leather seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, 40,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Silver, 2009, 1.6 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Mag Wheels, Leather Seats, 124,xxx KM.

Mazda BT 50 Pro Hiracer THB 685,000

Ford Ranger Single Cab THB 285,000

Honda Freed (S)

PRE-OWNED: Gold, 2012, 2.2 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Mag Wheels, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, 22,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Black, 2006, 2.5 Manual, Manual Wing Mirrors, Leather Seats, CD, MP3, 101,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: White Pearl, 2010, 1.5 Auto, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Standard Seats, ABS, CD, 40,xxx KM.

THB 599,000

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

Mae Luan Rd.

PHUKET TOWN

Thung Ka Rd.

Thepkasattree Rd.

Patipat Rd.

To Central

Yaowarat Rd.

Merlin Hotel

Satree Phuket School Damrong Rd.

Srisoonthorn Sub District Administrative Organisation To Airport

To Phuket City

Thepkasattree Rd.

Baan Lipon School n Soi Baa

Kluay

Baan Pon Hua Harn Rd.

To Wachira Hospital

BaanbonCherngtalay Rd.

To Kao Rang

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80 F3


ACQUA RESTAURANT

including tiger prawn, scallop, langoustine, squid, tuna and marinated with garlic and Italian parsley on a chickpeas mash Ingredients 100gm fresh tuna loin 1 piece tiger prawns 1 piece large USA scallop 1 piece medium size calamari 1 medium size piece of scampi 20gm chick peas sauce

30gm micro greens 10gm salt 5gm black pepper 50gm Italian parsley 20gm garlic 10gm rosemary 20gm red radish

Method Cut the tuna into a small steak, and grill all the seafood marinated with the garlic, parsley and extra virgin olive oil. Cook the chickpeas and then blend to get a smooth mash. Put the mash on a flat plate and than put all the grilled seafood on top with all condiments.

About Chef Alessandro Frau Alessandro Frau was born in 1977 in Cagliari , Sardinia, Italy - the home of good food and wine . He trained with his grandmother and mother in their family kitchens and has a diploma in Tourism Management from D.A. Azuni school in Cagliari . At the age of 20 he moved to Sofra International Restaurant in London as Chef de Partie and then to Le Meridien Grosvenor House , also as Chef de Partie . In 2001 he returned to Sardinia and held several positions until becoming Chef de Cuisine at Cagliari's Le Meridien Chia Laguna. Always wanting to travel and experience new places, he accepted invitations as Chef de Cuisine at a Mexican Gastronomical Festival and on Swedish cruise liners, always slipping back to Sardinia in between . In December 2004 he was appointed Executive Chef at Sheraton Grande Laguna Phuket, where he was responsible for 11 dining and entertainment outlets with 128 staff. In February 2009 he achieved his dream and finally opened his own restaurant, Acqua at Kalim in Phuket, ably assisted by his fiancée Marcella. In November 2013 he beat all comers to win the title 'Iron Chef Thailand', showing how Italian food should be cooked!

For more information, contact: Acqua Restaurant, +66 76 618127 www.acquarestaurantphuket.com

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His restaurant has been awarded Thailand Tatler 2013 Best Restaurant, Miele Guide Asia Finest Restaurants - Thailand Top 5 and Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards 2011/2013 and Chef of the Year & Restaurant of the Year plus Wine Spectator Award for Excellence from 2010 to 2013.


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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VSET

Modern Western Cuisine

Kan Eang@pier

Seafood/Thai

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

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

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

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

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

2 storey detached house in Chalong

FOR SALE

110 G4

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

5. 2M ill ion

110 G4

Ba ht Specification: 3 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom Family Home Spacious open plan living, dining and kitchen area In mature development with large swimming pool Secure location in quiet Soi, with CCTV & electric gate Large Patios on Ground & First Floor Large tiled covered areas outside and shade awning Solid Construction in excellent condition Mains water, Electricity, Phone, Cable TV & ADSL Full Chanote Title

+66 (0)81 956 0226

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| cantaneze@gmail.com


Nikita’s

International/Thai/Seafood

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

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

Mediterranean Tapas Bar

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

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

Time means nothing at Nikita's on peaceful Rawai Beach. The well-trained team offers real Thai hospitality, while guests sit happily daydreaming for hours, observing life on the water & chatting with friends. The extensive menu of authentic Thai food, fresh seafood & the famous wood-fired pizzas − along with a selection of over 50 quality wines, cool cocktails, icy cold beers, English draught cider, delicious fruit shakes, an excellent coffee menu and service with a smile – is a winner with visitors as well as the many locals who make Nikita's a second home.

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

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

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

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

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

68 F5

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COLOUR ME HAPPY BY NOVA AURORA

Colour Me

By Nova Aurora

My dad has always, since my earliest memory, had a flair for creativity and a passion for the bizarre. As a child growing up in Bali, Indonesia, I used to lie awake at night re-living his bedtime stories. With chocolate-covered, strawberry pizzas and flying, talking elephants, I was able to fantasize for hours about the images that were so dramatically recounted to me by my dear pappy. He never dropped a detail and never failed to give complete lucidity to the wild and crazy scenarios that emerged from his imagination. This is what sets Paul Ropp, my father, apart from anyone else I know and establishes him as an artist. It is now that I am able to apply and connect his wild fantasy stories to his talent for detail and absurd geniality when it comes to making beautiful clothing. I have watched my father work for many years, and still cannot figure out or explain his flair for outrageous artistic fashion, or according to him: “Oooh and Aaah Art”. Just like in his stories, my dad can take the most outrageous and absurd and turn it into beauty. He imagines a world where people can use fashion as a form of therapy: “It’s cheaper than therapy!” he says, “The colours and designs are my way of making people smile”. He has incorporated, and been inspired by, the many beautiful colours found in old Asian traditions, such as the Balinese and Thai culture. His bold, vibrant colours and hand-embroidered fabrics make for double takes, the beautiful hand loomed silks and cottons entice a sense of freeness when worn and the way he puts them all together makes people look and feel great.

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COLOUR ME HAPPY BY NOVA AURORA

Having Asia as his headquarters, my father has used its inspiration in every creation. He has begun expanding into Thailand in the recent years, which proves to be a tactile move due to the fact that my father sees Bali and Thailand as sister islands. With an insatiable appetite for eye-catching clothing he has attracted even the biggest names in the world, including dressing Carlos Santana during his Asia tour in 2013.

Carlos Santana dressed by Paul and the master at Carlos last Bangkok concert.

I know for a fact that my dad hasn’t stopped following his dreams and living out his fantasies. He has continued to reinvent himself by using his timeless techniques and wild ideas. He has even ventured into home furnishings for a projected Paul Ropp Art Hotel, where he will design everything from wall hangings, to couches, to carpets. Expanded to over 35 different countries and soon to develop further into Thailand; with the Four Seasons, The Six Senses, The Marriott, The Anantara and many more hotels, the PAUL ROPP brand continues to grow and reach more people through its uniqueness and creativity by bringing fantasy through clothing.

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SPA & BEAUTY

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

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

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

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Banana Walk

Patong Hotel Beach

สาขาจังซีลอน สาขาบางลามอลล สาขา บานานา วอลค

V.I.P Soi Sansabai

Jungceylon

75 75 75 C3 B2 B3

Patong Sai 3 Rd

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

Banzan Market Soi Banzan


Lemongrass House

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

SPA & BEAUTY

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

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

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

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

SURIN BEACH

Surin Bay Inn

Lemongrass

CAR PARK

2 House

Lemongrass House 1

CHERNGTALAY

To Tha Reua

To Kamala

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SPA & BEAUTY

Oasis Spa

Day Spa of The Year Asia Spa Awards 2012

Thailand Tourism Awards, 2008, 2010, 2013

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

Find out for yourself why

Enjoy this Special Offer

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

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

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.

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

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

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Sukko Cultural Spa

“The Best Spa In Southeast Asia”

SPA & BEAUTY

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

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

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

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

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Boathouse 25th Anniversary Saturday 8th February brought together a host of VIPs to celebrate the 25th Anniversary, and re-branding as Boathouse by Montara, of one of Phuket’s most beloved beachfront resorts. Leading the celebration was Montara Hospitality Group Chairman Narong Pattamasaevi, together with the Pattamasaevi family. They were joined by General Manager Marie-Laure Fleury, Phuket Governor Khun Maitree Intusut and Mom Tri Devakul, the Boathouse’s original founder. The guests toasted the special birthday and celebrated the occasion with some delectable fare from the F&B team, accompanied by the outstanding musical talent of the French jazz trio, La Vie En Rose, flown in from New York to play exclusively at Boathouse Wine & Grill until March 14th, 2014. After extensive renovations, which included the addition of RE KÁ TA Beach Club, Boathouse by Montara now encompasses a collection of premium beachfront experiences, brought together under one umbrella on the pristine sands of picturesque Kata Beach.

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Marketing Imagery for the Pullman by Helicam Co Ltd

Above: Helicam photo of Pullman Resort

Above: Helicam photo of Private Pool Villa

Phuket - an island of beaches, rocks and mountains, that provide a challenging landscape for photography. A growing number of Hotels & Resorts are calling upon Helicam Co. Ltd. to capture key marketing material to showcase their properties. Types of material can range from Aerial Photos / Video / Virtual Tours and also a full edited production with sound track. The Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach requested Helicam to provide their service. A series of flights are made over the ocean with the Helicam new hex copter fitted with a steady cam gimbal and HD camera. Aerial Footage captured is produced into a marketing commercial with licensed sound track. Other interiors and ground video work using models complements the production and is achieved by using the Helicam Mini Jib / Sliders and other ground video equipment. Next destinations for Helicam include Koh Kood - a small island near Koh Chang and two resorts in Bintan Indonesia

Below: Scenes taken from promotional video

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Luxury Seaview Condominium

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Phunawa Resort

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

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

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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 nine affordable, luxury pool villas with plot size from 420 to 720 sqm and caters for budgets starting from THB 12m. Single storey homes are ready to move in – only 2 units left.

The Canal Villa : The development Phase 3 by Phuket Greenland Property. Single storey 3-bedroom pool villas with total area of 370 sqm, located next to The Lake House. Seven homes in a quiet and peaceful area close to Laguna. Presale from THB 13.5m with payment plan available. Will be ready to occupy in December 2014. The Lake House & The Canal Project are developments by Phuket Greenland Property Co., Ltd., a developer with extensive experience working on big developments throughout Thailand for many years. Being contractors themselves, they ensure every detail of construction meets the highest standards by incorporating the best construction industry practices. Quality craftsmanship you can trust. 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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Show villa contact for viewing Pasak soi 8, 1.5 km from Laguna Phuket : +66 81 734 4324, : + 66 76 274344 sale@phuketgreenlandvillas.com www.phuketgreenlandvillas.com

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

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

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

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Wings PROPERTY CHOICE

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

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

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

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

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Kata Rocks

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

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

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

Price Range: Only 12-Sky Villas are still available for sale; with the property due for completion by April 2014, the remaining villas are available from 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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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 These exclusive, low-density private tropical estates – consisting of just 24 pool villas in Kamala and 80 pool villas in Chalong – are constructed in a contemporary tropical style, with accents and hints of the local culture woven into the architectural details. We call this “natural opulence”; a feeling derived from the high ceilings and full length doors creating natural light and ventilation, constructed to a practical design, whilst retaining key aesthetic form – and all within a short distance of stunning tropical beaches.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Emerald Terrace Condo Patong

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

About the Developer: Developed by Phuket Future Development

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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PROPERTY CHOICE

Karon Butterfly

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

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

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

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

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

Contacts SUER Real Estate Co., Ltd Patak Rd., Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100 : +66 81 892 0247 Tan +66 81 893 6755 sales@karonbutterfly.com Gianluca +66 84 923 2953 margianlu@hotmail.it info@karonbutterfly.com www.karonbutterfly.com

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ReLife 2 Serviced Apartments PROPERTY CHOICE

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

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

Classification (Price Range): Studio from 2.6 million baht 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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Baan Tak r Kard

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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!

Jindarin Beach Resort

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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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KATHU: You can't get more central than this. Literally walking distance to the main shopping centres and a short 10-minute drive to Patong, convenience is unsurpassed from this modern and refreshing condominium project.

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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!

Central Festival Promotional Booth

Kata Beach Information Centre

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

Choice of Floor Plans Plunge Tropic Villas is inspired by the dream to have a tropical villa where the indoor and outdoor spaces merge to become one…. Spacious indoor living areas flow smoothly to grand outdoor terraces with both sunny and shaded areas surrounding the infinity edge pool with relaxing Jacuzzi and romantic Waterfall. We offer the choice of 1, 2 or 3 bedroom villas plus a wheelchair plan. Each villa offers 230 sq.m.-250 sq.m. with Teak Vaulted Ceilings, Solid Wood Floors, private Attached Carports, built-in Wardrobes, Walk-in Closets and wide opening doors that give each villa a feeling of grand open spaces, yet at a price far below current market value. Plunge Tropic Villas satisfies the high demand for a reasonably priced villa with exceptional quality.

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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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.

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

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matters HUGHESKRUPICA CONSULTING

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Contracts –Are they worth the paper they're written on? Law firms often find themselves problem solving for clients who experience difficulties when counterparties breach contracts. At this stage, negotiations generally become compromise based, with a view to settle. Even when such negotiations take place out of court, the parties will look to the original contract to establish the parameters of any settlement. Many clients over the years have remarked that sometimes the length of time to settle a dispute through the courts in Thailand, combined with potential appeals of decision, means that contracts are perhaps not worth the paper they are written on. However, in practice, this is simply not true, as most parties will at least use a contract, however badly drafted, as a point of reference. Therefore, it is fair to say that contracts in Thailand ARE worth the paper they are written on, including the cost of obtaining advice on the best practical form of contract to enter into. In Phuket, the main types of contracts people enter into are: sale and purchase agreements for property; residential and office lease agreements; rental agreements; boat charter agreements; advertising agreements; construction agreements for renovation or for new properties; management agreements and some commercial contracts for businesses linked to hotels and tourism – including agency agreements. Approaches to such contracts vary according to the personalities of the parties, their wisdom, experience, some luck – and the quality of their legal advisers. Sometimes, if a party has a good lawyer, but doesn’t pay that lawyer to review their

contract, that contract can be startlingly poor and create risk and liability which is stored up for a rainy day, of which there are many in Phuket.

Memorandums of Understanding Most lawyers first receive practical training on contracts by learning of the differences between ‘binding’ and ‘non-binding’ negotiations, reliance on contracts and the consideration for an agreement. There is a startling difference between common law jurisdictions and coded law jurisdictions, that can surprise clients who are experienced in business transactions outside of Thailand, but are not aware of what creates a binding enforceable obligation. Memorandums of Understanding (“MOUs”) are an ideal way to consolidate the typical modern way of agreeing terms – email exchange. Email exchanges often contain representations that can be changed in a matter of seconds, when circumstances change, and MOUs can ensure that reneging on terms by email can be avoided.

Expanding Terms in the Full Binding Agreement The art of a good draftsperson is to be able to turn an MOU into something more valuable for the parties. Some clients often ask – if the MOU contains the commercial terms, what is the point of spending monies on advice for a fuller agreement. Will the full agreement just contain ‘boilerplate’ or standard contract terms that any person can Google and slot into the Agreement? In practice, a full agreement should deal with termination rights, remedies for termination, indemnities where one party protects another against claims and mechanisms and procedures for fulfilling terms of the MOU in a fuller, more precise manner. Often attachments and drawings not available in the often hurried MOU stage can be properly attached to the full contract

Litigation: Court Proceedings and Enforcement Does a court case take five years in Thailand? Sometimes. However, if a case is straightforward, the process can be a lot faster than that. Recently we assisted on a labour case for non-payment of salary, where the process from first hearing to judgment can be a few months. In this particular example, the lawyers for the employer, which illegally failed to pay a last month’s salary, botched their plan to appeal by submitting the appeal days late. Said law firm then attempted to appeal the refusal to accept the appeal, in order to erroneously try to avoid the consequences of their mistake. In this situation, enforcement of the judgment is already available, even with an appeal over the refusal to accept an appeal. Therefore, delay tactics by other parties are not always successful, and cases can be concluded more swiftly than the generally pessimistic prevailing views normally dictate. Contracts are worth MORE than the paper they are written on; they are worth the value of the consideration or payments under the contract, the value of the experience by the draftspersons, the legal fees spent on vetting the agreement and the protection and security of at least having a strong point of reference and some remedies, if things go wrong at a later date. 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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From our new line in bamboo to our unique design or your special needs

We have showroom, and office space for lease in our adjacent Courtyard Property Contact Siriporn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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NIKKI BEACH

Jack Penrod Founder & owner of Nikki Beach Worldwide When did you set up the business? Nikki Beach was born in Miami Beach, Florida (USA) in 1998 to celebrate the life of my daughter Nicole. It started as a beautiful garden by the sea, which we called Café Nikki, where friends and family could get together and share great times. We didn't have plans for a global brand. However, the magic between our family concept and our customers created a demand. It was then that we decided to strategically expand worldwide, while always keeping the core message behind Nikki Beach, “a celebration of life”, of utmost importance by ensuring each location combines the key elements of Dining, Entertainment, Music, Fashion, Film and Art into one – which, in addition to family and friends, are the things in life that Nicole loved most. Phuket has always been on our priority list of great locations for Nikki Beach and with five successful years in Koh Samui, the opening of Nikki Beach Phuket is a great accomplishment for our growing brand. Our Phuket location was built in partnership with Singapore-based Castlewood Group. What did you do before Nikki Beach? A long time ago, I worked at McDonald’s as a cook for 85 cents an hour and eventually became one of the largest franchise owners with 16 McDonald’s in South Florida. I then moved into the entertainment and hospitality industry, quickly finding success as the owner of several clubs in Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Daytona. In 1988, I opened Penrod's Beach Club on South Beach changing the area’s demographics from a retired community to a young, vibrant and trendy crowd. In 1998 (after losing my daughter Nicole to a tragic car accident in 1997) I decided to honour and celebrate her life by transforming Penrod’s Beach Club’s success into Nikki Beach. Now, 15 years later, with the opening of Phuket, I have 10 permanent Nikki Beach (Beach Club & Restaurant and Hotel Resort) locations all around the world. Where are you from? I was born in Columbus, Ohio, USA, but grew up in South Florida. What’s different about Nikki Beach? Someone once told me we changed the way people party around the world. I'm not sure if we did or not, but our commitment is to celebrate life. Every Nikki Beach brings the elements of great food along with fun entertainment, music to cater to different generations and cultures and fashion shows and art. We're not about heavy partying. It's about having fun with your family and friends. We keep a very good balance. Why would someone choose Nikki Beach against your competition? There's a strong sense of family within the entire organisation and I believe this message is clearly present at all our locations. We have customers who have visited every single one of our Nikki’s throughout the world because we strive to make them feel comfortable and at home. When they see our staff, they feel that they're home. Tell us about your role in the business? I'm very involved in every aspect of Nikki Beach. We're a family owned and operated business. My wife Lucia, my son Mike and my son-in-law Peter are active members of the Executive Board. Each one of them handles a specific area of the business.

What are the main challenges? I really don't have any. I created an Executive Board five years ago made up of five people (family and non-family), and gave each one a specific area of the business to run. I've been coaching them on how to run the business and I'm very happy with the results. My role as the coach is a very rewarding one. …and what are the biggest difficulties? Keeping us all grounded and humble. Our daily mantra is that “it is all about Nikki.” What's your main target market? It's a broad spectrum, but particularly a discerning, jet-set crowd that travels regularly and has the financial freedom to choose the best. Our main target is never about age demographics or income scales. The typical patronage of our international Nikki Beach destinations are those coming to celebrate life, relax and enjoy themselves with friends and family. What do you like most about what you do now? Seeing the team expand their wings and become successful Nikki Beach managers, which translates into creating the magic of Nikki Beach everywhere we send them. To see our customers feel at home at all our locations and celebrate their life’s best moments with us. To hear their comments about our great food and our friendly and impeccable service; it’s a dream come true. And what do you like least…? I delegate what I don't enjoy doing any more as I've created a team that I trust to handle accordingly. What do you expect to achieve within the next 3-5 years? Continue growing the Beach Club division (we currently have 10 permanent beach club locations around the world) and put more emphasis on Nikki Beach Hotel & Resort division. In five years I expect to have 10 Nikki Beach Hotels & Resorts open. What about CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)? We participate in many charity events around the world. How does your typical day ‘at work’ go? I start my day with a great cup of coffee, check my emails and make calls around the world to talk to our managers so I can keep current with our business. I spend a lot of my time on new locations. My office is my iPhone. How would you describe your leadership style? Well, I constantly keep everybody informed with my goals. I never ask anyone to do something I've never done myself and I bring my management into a bonus system where there’s ownership on premise at each location. What is your over-riding ambition at this stage in your life? To pass this business on to people I love.

For further information about Nikki Beach 62/11 Moo 6 Cherngtalay, Talang, Phuket +66 76-681161 Reservations.Phuket@NikkiBeach.com www.nikkibeach.com/phuket

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Junior Suites Seaview Pool Access

U Zenmaya Phuket U Zenmaya is located in Kalim beach overlooking Patong Bay and only 45 minutes drive from Phuket International Airport, featuring 50 rooms comprising superior, deluxe, deluxe premium, pool access and suite accommodation. All deluxe premium and suites have a Jacuzzi on the balconies with stunning views of the ocean.

Grand Opening on March 1, 2014

Suites Seaview (70 sqm)

Zeacret A rustic yet modern bar lounge rendering a pub atmosphere with a design concept combining a bistro and industrial atmosphere that oozes fun and friendly ambience. Located in the beach deck area of the resort. Deluxe Seaview Pool Access (50 sqm)

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Zeascape A place for relaxed dining where the resort can offer guests simple yet superlative quality of the best-known Thai dishes with a twist that embody all aspects of cutting edge cuisine, yet still being able to reflect centuries of tradition by featuring a large spread of southern Thai dishes combined with charcoal barbecued fresh seafood. Guests can enjoy an incomparable sunset view over Patong Bay. The restaurant also serves breakfast whenever, wherever. Zeascape is located adjacent to the lobby.

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For more information U Zenmaya Phuket 6/181 Moo 6, Kamala, Kathu ,Phuket, 83150 : +66 7633 6888 salesth@uhotelsresorts.com www.uzenmayaphuket.com

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Guests are invited to wind down and enjoy the sublime tranquillity of the sundeck overlooking Patong Bay, while sipping innovative tantalising cocktails. Located next to the infinity swimming pool, opposite the lobby area.

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All rooms are designed in a Sino-Portugal style influenced by the local heritage of Phuket town. Other facilities include a signature restaurant, rooftop lounge with ocean views, fully equipped gym, outdoor swimming pool, two boardrooms, a library and a spa with five treatment rooms. U’s unique concept of service includes the '24-hour room', which will allow guests to enjoy their room for 24 hours from arrival, as well as breakfast whenever/wherever during their stay, international and local calls at cost, pre-selected amenities such as pillows, tea, music and soap and personalised music selection in the room. Our guests can select from our online U Choose programme and more. Ur Dining offers unique choices for our guests.

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To Patong Beach

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Shanghai Love Story the Musical @ Central festival Phuket

Awesome Australia Day @ The KEE Resort & Spa, Patong

Nikki Beach Phuket Sneak Peek

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Grand Opening for three restaurants at the marina The Speakeasy, Madame Saigon and Pasta Basta @ Royal Phuket Marina

Masquerade Party at the Pullman Phuket Arcadia A Phuket Has Been Good To Us fundraising event Photos by Max TIVERNE

The Kids Club & Joob Joob Cup Cake Grand Opening @ Promenade Patong

Boathouse 25th years Anniversary

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Phuket Nai Harn lifeguards offer rescue to recovery service

Nai Harn beach is renowned as the idyllic Phuket beach, representing the wonderful beauty that Phuket has to offer. But its charming exterior hides a hazardous well-known secret. In the winter high season it's a benign playground for swimmers and boaters alike, but in the summer south westerlies, its rip currents can be a serious issue. At a recent meeting, Rawai municipality agreed a full cooperation agreement with the new social enterprise, Safer Phuket, and with Phuket Life Guard Club, that will see Nai Harn become a standard bearer for Safer Phuket’s drive to build Phuket Lifeguard Club into a world-leading lifeguard service. In response to the Rawai commitment, the project received a huge vote of confidence recently with the news that USA company, Zoll, one of the world’s leading defibrillator manufacturers, will become a sponsor and partner. Working with their local Thai distributor, Saint Med, they will donate an AED (Automatic External Defibfrillator) to the new Nai Harn beach project and will provide enhanced training in Basic Life Support to all lifeguards so that they can operate the full ‘chain of survival’. Drowning victims often suffer cardiac arrest and survival depends on a series of critical interventions. The term 'chain of survival' has been used to describe this sequence and it has four interdependent links: early access, early basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), early defibrillation, and early advanced cardiac life support. While all links are important, early defibrillation is often the most critical link in the chain of survival. The speed of rescue and early initiation of the chain of survival will improve victim outcomes. Duncan Stewart of Safer Phuket said, “This is an expensive but essential tool in beach safety and we welcome the support of Zoll and Saint Med. We're building a strong sponsor portfolio of local and international companies who share our vision of world-leading safety standards.” Research has shown the huge impact that these AED devices can have on rescue and resuscitation rates. There is no doubt that having an AED on the beach, and with fully trained lifeguards, our swimmers and beach users will be able to have complete confidence in safety support services.

Khun Sorajja Boonprasit, co-managing director of Saint Med supported this view, “As one of Thailands leading medical supply companies, we're very keen to see AEDs in as many public locations as possible, just as they are in other countries. But without doubt, beaches and lifeguards are an essential first point of use, so we're happy to support this project and will continue to do so.” Safer Phuket will be announcing a number of new sponsorship deals in the near future and welcomes interest from individuals and organisations who wish to offer their support. www.saferphuket.org www.facebook.com/saferphuket IMAGE asia welcomes the opportunity to partner with Safer Phuket to help bring about improved safety on Phuket's beaches and the surrounding waters.

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THINGS TO DO

Things to do in Phuket Phuket. The international resort which has everything. For many people their dream holiday on the island is all about beach, beach and more beach, followed by fine dining and late night partying. Who could blame them? These days though, we find that visitors are increasingly adventurous and for this reason we at ‘WINDOW on Phuket’ have put together a selection of more exotic and unusual activities. Enjoy yourselves.

Phuket Aquarium at Cape Panwa

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Whether you confine yourself to a walk along the beach ch g, or engage in swimming, snorkelling and scuba-diving, there’s no doubt that marine-related activities are onee of the prime attractions for visitors to Phuket. ore For those who are inclined to do their research in a more leisurely style, or who would like to know more about huket Phuket’s surrounding waters and its marine life, the Phuket Aquarium is the answer. The aquarium, which is also a marine life research centre, is located right on the tip of Cape Panwa and is a 13-kilometre drive from Phuket City. There’s a local bus service to the aquarium, which leaves Ranong Road daily from 9am to 3pm, every hour.

Kiteboarding 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. 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.

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Visit Patong's Bangla Road

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Many people come to Phuket just to revel in the razzmatazz of Patong’s hotspots, but even if your tastes are generally more moderate, you really should not miss the opportunity to visit this international icon of the hedonistic lifestyle. A short street in the heart of down-town Patong, Soi Bangla packs more than a hundred bars, restaurants and discotheques into a single traffic-free, brightlylit celebration of glitz which operates from dusk until dawn. Walking up and down, or dropping into throbbing cacophonous homages to Mammon like the Tiger Disco or Rock City, will leave you with vivid memories as enduring as those of the beautiful beaches you enjoyed in the daylight hours. 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.


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

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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

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