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Contents
Regulars Yachts & Yachting
DaVinci Yacht Charters Farewell messages to Rolly Tasker Yacht Charters : Sunsail Phuket tide tables : August 2012 – September 2012

AUGUST 2012 MAY 2012

Phuket Island map What's on : on & off Phuket (including the movies) Holes in the wall Classifieds People profile : Rolly Tasker Legal matters : Securing Access - Servitude or rights of way? Things to do in Phuket Social Phuket Health matters : Keeping fit Useful telephone numbers

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Cars
Car sales : Sure Motors Car rentals : Pure Car Rent 26 27

Shopping, Dining & Leisure
Celebrating Phuket Mother’s Day Recipe : Mosaic of tuna and swordfish Dining around Phuket Helicam: Ultimate Luxury Villa Rentals in Marbella and Phuket 28-29 31 32-37 66

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Spas, Health & Beauty
Hair Studio 9 Lemongrass House The Oasis Spa The Royal Spa Sukko Spa RE KÁ TA Spa 40 41 42 43 44 45

Land & Property (Sales / Rentals)
ISS Facility Services : Integrated pest management system Holiday homes Phuket Karon Butterfly Resort The Eva by Eva Group Eva Beach by Eva Group Kata Rocks Wings 88 Land & Houses Phuket Cape Panwa Hotel Tri Properties St. James Properties Phuket.Net Real Estate Tropical Homes Real Estate Plus Property The Charm Residences BMP Phuket Consult Tile-It : Phuket's quality tile boutique Häfele 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 63 64 67 74

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OCEANS APART: An Exhibition of Original Art Till 17 August @ Mom Tri’s Villa Royale Gallery
Local artist Robin Gillow and South African-based artist Libby Harrison are holding an exhibition that not only represents their respective geographically-based positions but also one that represents their different art styles. Both South Africa and Asia are brought to true colour and the pieces will appeal to a varied audience. Sailing in Thailand will benefit: Robin and Libby have each donated a painting that will be auctioned at the Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek (sailing) regatta. Tel: +66 (0)81 797 1421.

Social Media Workshop for Beginners 17 - 19 August @ Sandwich Shoppe, Chalong
Want to learn how to use Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest to market your company, product or service? Join social media maven Able Wanamakok in this workshop that is designed to help you with every question, problem or opportunity you may see with marketing on the social networks. We will cover the basics in a 3-day course at 3-4 hours per session. A fee is applied. To book your seat, email us at info@awpr-phuket.com. Booking ends on August 16th. Contact: Kate, Tel: +66 (0)85 889 9930. Email: info@ awpr-phuket.com.

Twinpalms Kiss Photo Competition 2012 Till 30 August @ Twinpalms
Have a photo of yourself kissing someone lip to lip while holding the cover of any of the five Twinpalms Magazines. You can download a copy from the website at Twinpalms Phuket Resort Magazine and print or use a real copy. Photos will be on based on originality, sexiness and location and will be judged by the Twinpalms Employee Panel – gardener, waitress, guest relations, driver, therapist, financial controller, designer, management. Send jpegs with a maximum file size of 2 mb to photo2012@twinpalms-phuket. com. The prize is 7 days/6 nights complimentary stay at Twinpalms Phuket Resort including breakfast for 2 persons. Tel: +66 (0)76 316500. Web: www. twinpalms-phuket.com.

Por Tor (Hungry Ghost) Festival 31 August – 6 September @ All Chinese Shrines on the Island, Phuket
The 'Hungry Ghosts' festival is an important merit-making event for ethnic Chinese. Special food, flowers and candles are offered to ancestors’ altars to 'feed the ghosts' that are said to have been released from hell for the month. Relatives pay their respects and appease them with gifts of food with turtle cakes being the most popular offerings. The turtle symbolises longevity and by giving these cakes, the worshippers believe they will prolong their own lives. Tel: +66 (0) 7621 1036, +66 (0) 7621 2213. www.tourismthailand.org/phuket.

KidzSole Flying Trapeeze at the Summer Festival Till 31 August @ Canal Village, Laguna Phuket
People of all ages can “Learn to Fly” on one of Asia’s only mini flying trapezes. Flyers first learn on a stationary trapeze and are then are sent to fly. Safety equipment – belts, lines and mats – as well as instructors are used throughout lessons and sessions. Tel: +66 (0)76 362300. Web: www. lagunaphuket.com.

Cultural Street at Kathu District Dates to be announced @ Kathu
The Kathu Cultural Street event sees activities and performances that showcases the cultural heritage of one of Phuket’s oldest and most vibrant communities including the main economic activity of centuries ago, tin mining. It includes a light and sound show, shop booths and exhibitions, handicrafts and local food. Web: www.kathucity.go.th.

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Regular Events
The International Business Association of Phuket (IBAP)
Regular Meeting will be the 2nd Friday of the month. On the 10th of August there is the IBAP program-Crisis Management by Professional crisis management specialist Richard Hancock who is based in Singapore. He will discuss the parameters of this subject in relation to Phuket at A2 Resort, By Pass Road. Tel: +66 (0)81 412 5652. Web: .www.ibap-phuket.net.

Island Furniture Cricket league - Phuket Cricket Group (PCG)
The Island Furniture Senior League 40 over matches are played every Sunday morning starting 9am at the ACG Cricket Ground. Thai youth rugby practice every Saturday morning. Nets and rugby practice every Tuesday and Thursday evening. Web: www.acgphuket.com www.phuketcricketgroup.com.

Phuket International Women's Club (PIWC)
Meet and Greet at Starbucks, Central Festival, is at 10am, Thursday 9th August. Just show up and introduce yourself. Monthly lunch will be held at Angsana in Laguna on August 16. All are welcome but prior registration is essential. Members 500 baht, guests 650 baht. Contact info@phuketiwc.com.

Lions Club of Patong Beach
The monthly membership meeting and fellowship dinner is on the second Tuesday of each month. Contact: Jehanbaz (Jum) Ali Khan, Tel: +66 (0)81 374 2088. Email: info@lions-club-patong.org. Web: www.lions-club-patong.org.

Phuket Afternoon Computer Clinic
Join ‘For Dummies’ author Woody Leonhard at his weekly Computer Clinic, every Wednesday of every month, 1 to 3pm. Email: Woody@KhunWoody. com. Web: www.khunwoody.com.

Facebook Fridays 10-11am
Have questions about Facebook or other social medias? Then join us every Friday 10-11am Phuket time on the Wall of www.facebook.com/ awprmarketing to chat live with experts such as Woody Leonhard, Amish Metha and Able Wanamakok. Its free and easy so see you online!

Entertainment – August Choices
JDK Live Music @ Luna Bar
Luna Bar at Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket is host to not only a spectacular view of the Andaman Sea but also JDK, our resident trio from the Philippines. JDK plays live at Luna every night from 8 to 11pm (except Mondays and Thursdays). Come enjoy our signature cocktails in a lively and romantic atmosphere! Tel: +66 (0)76 201234.

Chicky Net - The Social Network for Women in Thailand
Chicky Net is the online social network for women who have either relocated to Thailand or who are visiting for a specific period of time. Join us and meet other women in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui, Hua Hin and Phuket. Email:info@chickynet.com. Web: www.chickynet.com.

Grumpy Old Men's Society (GOMS)
A grumpy but happy group of local gentleman who gather every first and third Monday of the month at Chalong Pier Beer Garden to have a few quiet beers, share information and to raise money for charity. Drinks start at 6pm and meetings at 6:45pm. Contact: Warren Crowe, Tel: +66 (0)81 270 4291. Email: thailandmls@gmail.com. Web: www. phuketgoms.org.

Every Sunday Live @ Blues and Jazz Bar
Every Sunday enjoy live at sunset by Pjae Stanley and Colin “illy” Hill playing Funky Blues and Jazz at SALA restaurant. Tel: +66 (0)76 338888.

Live Rock @ Rock City
Live rock bands nightly from 21:00 at Rock City. The live bands do cover tunes from classic and hard rock icons like ACDC, Metallica and Kiss. Located on Bangla Road in Patong Beach.

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Upcoming Movies

Central Festival Phuket, Tel: +66 (0)76 209000 Jungceylon Shopping Destination Patong, Tel: +66 (0)76 600555

ROCK OF AGES
(Musical & Performing Arts, Drama) Tom Cruise, Russell Brand, Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta Rock of Ages tells the story of small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew, who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Their rock 'n' roll romance is told through the heart-pounding hits of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake and more.

BRAVE
(Animation, Kids & Family, Comedy) Robbie Coltrane, Kelly Macdonald, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Kevin McKidd Merida is a skilled archer and daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an ageold custom sacred to the lords of the land: MacGuffin, Macintosh and Dingwall. Merida's actions unleash chaos in the kingdom. She turns to an old witch and is granted an illfated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it's too late.

PARANORMAN
(Action & Adventure, Comedy) Kodi Smit-McPhee, Casey Affleck, Tempestt Bledsoe, Jeff Garlin A small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he'll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst, of all, grownups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.

LAY THE FAVORITE
(Drama, Comedy) Rebecca Hall, Bruce Willis, Vince Vaughn, Joshua Jackson Beth leaves her dancing job at a strip club to become a cocktail waitress. Dink is a sports bettor who offers her a job placing wagers to gain an advantage over casinos. Her mind for numbers cements her status as Dink's goodluck charm, until his wife starts to get jealous. Dink's luck runs out after he fires Beth and she heads off to work for a bookie in a turn of events that lands her on the wrong side of the law.

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Off Phuket Events
TITANIC The Artifact Exhibition

Upcoming Events
SEPTEMBER 2012
8-9 22 24 - 2 Oct IBAP Business Fair 2012 @ Jungceylon, Patong, Phuket Twinpalms Phuket 8th Anniversary Party @ Catch Beach Club, Surin Beach, Phuket Tennis ATP Thailand Open 2012 @ Nonthaburi Phuket Vegetarian Festival @ Phuket 3 Nation Charity Ride 2012 @ Krabi Sakon Nakhon Wax Castle Festival @ Sakon Nakhon Phuket Vegetarian Festival @ Phuket The 15th Amari Watergate & BMW Thailand Charity Midnight Run @ Bangkok The End of the Buddhist Lent Festival & Naga Fireball Phenomenon @ Nong Khai Swatch FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour @ Phuket 7th Andaman International Soccer 7s @ Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club, Phuket Phuket International Sport Fishing Tournament @ Ao Chalong, Phuket Bangkok Marathon @ Bangkok Laguna Phuket Triathlon @ Laguna, Phuket

Till 2 September @ Central World, Bangkok
To celebrate the 100th anniversaty of the tragedy of the Titanic, visit this special exhibition: The official story of the 100 year journey of the Titanic. On 15 April 1912, the RMS Titanic met an untimely end when it sank after colliding with an iceberg in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. The accident claimed the lives of over 1,500 passengers, who brought with them hopes that were never realized and dreams that never came true. Educational, emotional and appropriate for all ages, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the life of Titanic. Along the way visitors will learn countless stories of heroism and humanity that pay honor to the indomitable force of the human spirit in the face of tragedy. Web: www.bectero.com/titanic. Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival & International Candle Carving Competition

OCTOBER 2012
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3 August @ Ubon Ratchathani
Join the alms-giving for Asalha Puja and the Khao Phansa Buddhist ceremony. Participate in the ceremony of welcoming His Majesty the King’s royal candle and the international candle-carving competition from various countries, as well as taste “Pha Khao Laeng”, a local food especially prepared for tourists. Contact: TAT Ubon Ratchathani, Tel: +66(0)45 243770-1. Ubon Ratchathani Provincial Office, Tel:+66 (0)45 254827. Web: www.tourismthailand.org. KARE 2012 'Be the Change'

4 August @ Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort, Krabi
Make a difference in a child's life! The third KARE event again sees all funds going to a charitable cause; this year it's to UNICEF Thailand. The evening will feature entertainment, activities, a live band playing the best of yesterday's and today's hits and a buffet featuring local and international dishes. There will also be a lucky draw with great prizes, a silent and live auction of hotel vouchers from Starwood hotels. The cost is 2,500++ baht. Tel: +66 (0)75 628000. Web: www.sheraton.com/krabi. Turtle Release in Phang Nga

NOVEMBER 2012
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11 August @ Thai Muang, Phang Nga
Phang Nga Coastal Fisheries Research and Development is organizing a turtle release of 80 turtles that are eight months old along with other activities. You can also donate to a good cause and support the cost of feeding young turtles for a year. Tel: +66 (0)76 432212.

Times & dates of events are subject to change. Please contact the organiser for up-to-date information.

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Skyla's Beach House
Open: Located: Daily 11am - 9pm (private late bookings accepted) At the very north end of Kamala Beach.

Music Matters Jazz Bar
Open: Located: Daily 7:30pm till late Off Surin Circle, Phuket Town, on a small soi between Tilok Utis 1 Road and Phuket Road.

An activity Beach House Restaurant & Cocktail Bar, a house on the beach is open to come and go as you please, just like you would if you were stopping in at a friend's house to say hello.

One of hidden places in Phuket Town to go for Jazz, Salsa, Caribbean, African, South American or any other exotic great music. Live jazz jam sessions are on every Wednesday and Saturday night. The place is open-air with only about a half-dozen tables. Prices are decent. Beer is cheap. For the best Mojitos in town, check it out!

Chalong Pier Beer Garden
Open: Located: Daily 3pm till 2am Take the road to the pier at Chalong Circle, at the bottom opposite a huge car park.

Suay Restaurant
Open: Located: Lunch 11am-4pm and Dinner 6-10pm, Closed on Monday On Takua Pa Road approximately 250m from Rassada Road.

They teach many activities, surfing & 'SUP' as well as host a mix of funky, chilled international music including LIVE JAM nights. Don't forget to try Skyla - as perfect mix of sweet & sour with vodka, fresh watermelon, limes & lychees.

A great place to see all the sporting events – very large screen plus two 42” flat screens mean that you get all the action, sometimes two or three big sporting events at the same time – football, rugby, Aussie Rules, motorsport... If it’s on they’re showing it! Cold bottled and draught beer. A really tasty selection of Pub grub – fish and chips, sausage and mash, pies with everything plus Jam’s famous beef or chicken stew.

A cute cottage with modern white and green furniture and outdoor and indoor seating. Suay is a small open house with a small garden around it. Food is upmarket Thai but reasonably priced for the quality. Dessert is also special: mango and sticky rice, which comes in the form of a crispy spring roll. Served with black sesame ice cream. You will find it divine!

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People Profile

Rolly Tasker
One of the world’s top yacht racers and founder of the successful Phuket sail-making company in his name, died on June 22 at his home in Australia. His long racing career took him to the top of elite sailing, winning numerous international races and an Olympic silver medal on yachts that he built and designed himself.
Rolly first established Rolly Tasker Sails in Phuket in 1994 on the top floor of a shopping centre, which has since moved into a 100,000 square-foot sail manufacturing loft, exporting to more than 60 countries. He was an avid collector of sailing memorabilia, and built the Australian Sailing Museum in Mandurah, Western Australia, in 2006, which was officially opened by the Governor General of Australia in April 2008. Rolly Tasker’s fascinating life story is chronicled in the biography, Sailing to the Moon by Roland Perry. Rolly had battled skin cancer since the age of 40, enduring some 100 operations on his face alone, but the disease never quelled his fighting spirit. He was 86 years old. IMAGE asia is honoured that Rolly, with the help of his wife Kerry, spent time during his difficult final weeks to answer our profile questions from his home in Australia. We received Rolly’s interview text via email just 10 days before his death. Where are you from? I was born in Victoria Park, Western Australia, 21 March 1926. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? I always wanted to work with my hands; from a young age I was building model aeroplanes and model yachts as a hobby. At the age of six, I built my first canoe and at the age of 10 I built my first 10’ft skiff, which I sailed on the Swan River in Perth. When did you first come to Phuket? I arrived in Phuket around December 1993. What made you decide to live in Phuket and start a business here? I had taken over a bankrupt sail-making business near Bangkok and decided to move to Phuket, which was zoned 'Tourist' and allowed me to own all the shares. Can you tell us more about your family? My wife Kerry has worked beside me throughout the almost 20 years spent in Thailand. Between us we have four children, five grandchildren and two (and-ahalf ) great-grandchildren. My son Barry runs his own small business, daughter Sophie is an engineer with Woodside. Dallas runs his own small transport company and Martene is Manager of the Australian Sailing Museum cafe. Could you tell us more about Rolly Tasker Sails? Rolly Tasker Sails was founded in 1949 with the sail loft in Claremont, Western Australia, followed by two more in Claremont. In 1961 I moved to Hong Kong. In 1964 I moved to La Rochelle in France and then I built two lofts in Fremantle, Western Australia, and three lofts on Phuket. What’s your view on how to be successful in business? To be at work every day. Tell us about your style of leadership. Training the staff the techniques of making sails by example. What one word would you use to describe yourself? Innovative. What are you most proud of? I'm proud that I started all the factories (12) with a capital of $200 (loaned to me by my father and paid back within 12 months) to $2,500 in capital. All the businesses have been highly profitable. What personal quality do you believe has helped you the most in life? Instinct and perseverance gained by my early training. What life event has hurt you the most? The 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, when I was disqualified in the seventh race and lost the gold medal. What was your most challenging moment in sailing and how did you get through it? Managing to finish over 2,000 races without a retirement. What has been your most challenging time in life and how did you overcome it? I have challenging moments every week of my life and my instincts and perseverance have helped me to overcome the many challenges. Your biography, Sailing to the Moon, by Roland Perry, came out a few years ago. Do you think the author described you and your life accurately? Yes, I would say he described my life accurately. However, the biography covers only 25% of my sailing history. Do you know where people in Phuket can find the book? From the internet on www.australiansailingmuseum.com.au and also at Rolly Tasker Sails Thailand Company Ltd on 84/2 Chaofa West Road, Phuket. Can you tell us more about the Australian Sailing Museum? Do you currently have any museum items/displays in your Phuket factory for visitors to see? The Australian Sailing Museum is located on the Mandurah waterfront. The display is in two sections: the History of Australian Sailing from 1860 with 160 models of Australian Class Yachts on display. The second section is the America’s Cup Museum, which tells the history story of the America’s Cup since 1851 with an additional 60 models of America’s Cup yachts. There are 12 wax figures of the famous skippers, commodores, etc, of the America’s Cup (all made by Thai craftsmen and clothed by a local Thai tailor). It also features a silver replica of the America’s Cup trophy, extensive nautical art work collection and the work of American artist John Mecray. The Phuket sail loft features the Rolly Tasker prints of the America’s Cup, the John Mecray collection, five history boards all located in the foyer. You built your house in Phuket next to your loft. Can you tell us more about it? All the panels for the Thai house were made in teak wood in Chiang Mai and trucked to Phuket for erection. It is a lovely home, very simple and homely – we both love living in it. We have staff quarters below and several staff reside there. What do you think about Phuket’s development as a sailing destination? Do you think it’s developing in the right direction? I hope it is developing in the right direction. I think it is a wonderful place to sail. For further information about Rolly Tasker Sails Tel: +66 (0)76 521591 Website: www.rollytasker.com

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Fair Winds and Following Seas
Farewell messages to Rolly Tasker from the Phuket sailing community

I first met Rolly 20 years ago when he gave me a new sail, free of charge, to test out on our fleet of yachts that had just arrived in Thailand. Since then we never looked backed and Rolly Tasker still delivers. Rolly’s passion and enthusiasm for everything he has done has been a great inspiration to me and I have spent many happy hours being shown around his loft and have always been drawn in by his commitment to sailing and his great stories. We will all certainly miss him and condolences to his lovely wife Kerry. Kevin Quilty, Managing Director, Sunsail (Thailand) Co Ltd We all at Charter Yachts Phuket Co Ltd would like to add our deepest sympathy at the sad news of the passing of Mr Rolly Tasker. We think of his family and all those in his organization at this very sad time. On the first occasion of meeting Rolly Tasker, he extended me a warm welcome and took pride in showing me in detail his world-class facility, and he had a great passion for everything he undertook. He was a kindly man who one always felt would do all he could to help his fellow man. I will miss his presence and of course he will leave a void not easily filled in the world of yachting. R.I.P. Geoffrey Burt, Director of Operations, Charter Yachts Phuket Co Ltd I was very sad to hear of Rolly’s passing even though I was aware of his condition and it did not come as a shock. I have been a customer and dealer for Rolly Tasker for many years. He was a good friend and a kind man and will be missed by those who knew him. I enjoyed his yarns about his sailing adventures, such as the Fastnet '79, and sometimes he would be spinning out his memories after the doors to his loft had closed and his staff had gone home. He loved to share tales and was always thoughtful and thorough when asked a question about his favourite sport and passion. His contributions to sailing, the Australian Sailing Museum and his history as a sailor and sail-maker leave a venerable legacy for those to remember him by. He was a legendary man and will be greatly missed. Matt McGrath I interviewed Rolly for a yachting magazine profile shortly after arriving in Phuket. Of all the interviewees I’ve ‘confronted’ over 17 years in journalism

and publishing in Thailand, Rolly is the one I can never forget. The patience and enthusiasm this ‘giant’ in his field showed a know-nothing novice was astounding. His excitement over the new rope-making facility he’d just installed was almost child-like. I left his sail loft after the longest interview I’d ever conducted hoping just a little of his energy for life was contagious. Grenville Fordham, Managing Director, IMAGE asia Sorry to hear about Rolly. He was always so nice to us at Jimmy's Lighthouse, and he was always at the ACYC (Ao Chalong Yacht Club) when it was still my place. I NEVER heard a bad thing he said about anyone. He sailed everywhere and in many ways helped give Australia the America's Cup. We had many photos of him in our restaurant. I will miss his kind smile and a real yachtsman from Australia. Take care Rolly. Jimmy Pearson from Santa Barbara, California, USA Always found Rolly a dynamic and energetic person on the go but still with time to chat to anyone about his life, business and especially his love of yachting. A past conversation I had with Rolly was about his museum in Australia, which he had a long battle with the local council for permission to build. If he had developed the same block of land for residential purposes it would have been processed much quicker/easier and he would have made a good profit. Undeterred, he took the difficult path for the better of the community building his museum. A great loss to the sailing community and to Phuketians. That said, he had a good innings at the age of 86. It s hard to believe he won’t be around. It’s won t Bob Mott

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Ko Thaphao Noi (Phuket) Predicted heights of water in metres above lowest low water
Time
03:46 04:31 05:11 05:48 00:15 00:46 01:16 01:45 02:17 02:55 03:52 05:58 00:25 02:02 02:56 03:37 04:14 04:49 05:43 05:56 00:23 01:00 01:40 02:28 03:31 05:03 00:15 01:50 02:50 03:36 04:15

Source: Admiralty EasyTide Service
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16:18 16:58 17:35 18:08 12:28 12:58 13:28 13:57 14:29 15:09 16:22 18:41 14:07 14:55 15:32 16:06 16:39 17:12 17:44 18:16 12:40 13:17 13:59 14:51 16:10 18:04 13:32 14:36 15:22 16:01 16:36

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Time
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Source: Admiralty EasyTide Service
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1.0 1.0 1.1 3.4 3.3 3.1 2.9 2.7 2.5 2.5 2.6 1.7 1.4 1.2 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.9 3.5 3.4 3.1 2.9 2.7 2.7 1.7 1.5 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.1

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1.1 1.1 1.1 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.0 2.8 2.7 2.7 1.9 1.7 1.4 1.2 1.1 1.0 1.0 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.3 3.0 2.9 2.0 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.1

Time
10:59 11:29 11:57 06:22 06:48 07:14 07:41 08:16 09:14 11:26 13:28 07:59 08:46 09:24 09:59 10:33 11:07 11:43 06:12 06:49 07:30 08:20 09:34 11:44 06:38 07:58 08:51 09:31 10:04 10:33

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Time
17:09 17:39 18:07 12:25 12:52 13:19 13:47 14:23 15:27 18:08 19:42 14:22 15:01 15:36 16:11 16:45 17:19 17:53 12:20 13:00 13:44 14:41 16:09 18:11 13:19 14:17 15:00 15:36 16:09 16:40

Time
23:17 23:44 18:31 18:54 19:16 19:40 20:12 21:08 23:47 20:35 21:14 21:47 22:19 22:52 23:25 18:27 19:02 19:42 20:31 21:57 19:47 20:42 21:21 21:52 22:20 22:47

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Celebrating
Phuket Mother’s Day
On August 12, at precisely 7.19pm, millions of candles will be lit up in homes and public places across Thailand in honour of the 80th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen. Since the highly revered HM Queen Sirikit is considered to be the Mother of the nation, her birth date has evolved into an elaborate Mother’s Day celebration.
Mothers play a highly respected role in Thai society. The Buddha, in his teachings about compassion, described the special kind of love that mothers have for their children: “Love the whole world as a mother loves her only child.” Stemming from this is the belief that children should do everything they can to repay their mother for her unconditional love and care. From an early age, children are encouraged to show their gratitude and respect for their mothers in their daily actions, words and deeds, from the simple yet poignant ‘wai’, or bow, of respect when greeting her, to sharing their home and income with her when she reaches old age. Mother’s Day, or ‘Wan Mae’, is also a national holiday, and several l events celebrating mums, such as cooking contests and fashion shows, are held across Phuket in local community parks, shopping centres and hospitals. g Schoolchildren prepare for the event weeks in advance and their mums are h invited to the school to watch music and dance performances and join a garland-giving ceremony. Families celebrate the day in various ways, but one crucial element is to give mum a jasmine garland. The white jasmine represents purity, a symbol of a mother’s pure love for her children. In the days leading up to Mother’s Day, all the flower shops in Phuket will begin to display their garland designs. Garlands range from a simple single strand to an ornate work of art that might also have roses, orchids or other vivid flowers woven in. Children aim to give their mother the best garland they can afford.

Garlands make ideal gifts, of course, but those hoping to give their mums a longer-lasting version of the Mother’s Day flower might wish to drop in at the Lemongrass House in Cherng Talay, where among its sensorypleasing selection of spa products are a host of jasmine items. From body

and facial creams to pillow sprays, shower gels and reed diffusers, there are myriad ways for mum to immerse herself in the heavenly scent of jasmine. In aromatherapy, jasmine is considered to be an uplifting scent that eases anxiety, as well as being a bit of a ‘love potion’.

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Mums will also enjoy the chance to unwind and restore the senses at RE KÁ TA spa at The Boathouse resort on Kata Beach, which is offering a 25% d discount on all of its treatments on Mother’s Day. Treatments include the Be Down sports massage, which combines Thai, Swedish and Beet Ayurvedic movements to energise muscle cells, attain cardiovascular and Ayur respiratory balance and ease tensions around joints and ligaments, as well resp as the RE KÁ TA Aroma oil massage, manicures and facials. Phuket International Hospital is inviting mums and their children aged 10de 0 17 to learn how to better preserve their happy memories with a th free photography course led by professional photographer Ajarn Somchai Yimpatr. The course will be held on August 4, from 8.30am to 2pm. Participants will need to bring their own digital camera.

On August 11 and 12, Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club is giving mums free access to its fitness facilities – a 900 sqm fitness gym, 50m swimming pool, track and tennis courts – plus there’s a “buy-one-get-one-free" spa or nail treatment at Thanyapura Spa. For mums with children aged 4-10 years, Thanyapura Tree Club is offering two hours free child minding while they enjoy their spa treatment or fitness session. As well, mums will receive a 10% discount at the organic DiVine Restaurant.

RE KÁ TA spa

RE KÁ TA spa

As for most events in Thailand, food features heavily in any Mother’s Day celebration. Most people we asked about their Mother’s Day activities said that they like to take their mother out to eat, not only to enjoy a family meal together but to give mum a day off from cooking and cleaning. Some of the top spots for Mother’s Day meals include Raya restaurant in Phuket Town, Pan Yaah in Kalim and Kan Eang @ Pier in Chalong.
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The Hilton Phuket Arcadia resort on Karon Beach is also rolling out the red carpet for mothers this year. With Mother’s Day falling on a Sunday, the Hilton’s famous Sunday brunch at Sails restaurant is adding some special treats to its usual vast spread of food and wine. Brunching mums will receive a rose and complimentary glass of sparkling wine, plus a chance to win a signature spa package in a door prize.

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Hilton dining

Good kids would never urge their Mums to go take a flying leap . . . unless they have mums with a taste for adventure. In that case, they ought to bring their mums out for an action-packed day of learning the art of trapeze with KidzSole. Though popular with children, the courses are not just for kids; families of all ages are welcome to join in. KidzSole runs daily sessions at the JW Marriott Phuket Resort on Mai Khao Beach from 3pm and at the Laguna Family Summer Festival on Bangtao Beach starting at 5pm.

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Mosaic of tuna and swordfish
with mullet bottarga, marinated cherry tomatoes and Sicilian capers.

Ingedients
• • • • • 50 gm fresh blue fin tuna 50 gm fresh swordfish 10 gm gey mullet bottarga 5 gm Sicilian capers 50 gm ripe cherry tomatoes • 10 gm fine extra virgin olive oil • 5 gm juice of yellow lemon • mixed young salad leaves • salt • black pepper • Slice the bottarga very thinly and cut the cherry tomato; marinade with the extra virgin olive oil and the salt. • Arrange the plate, dressing the mosaic with the extra virgin olive oil and lemon sauce, add the cherry tomatoes on top, then the bottarga and capers. • Decorate the top with nice young and crispy herbs. The most important element is the freshness of the fish and the elaboration of the ingedient. With this dish I recommend a nice Vermentino from Sardinia, 'Costamolino' from Argiolas winery.

Method
• Cut the tuna and the swordfish into square strips, than slice thin square pieces and put on the plate alternating as a mosaic. • Whip the extra virgin olive oil and the lemon juice with a whisk in a bowl, until you get a solid dressing, add some black pepper and salt to taste.

About Chef Alessandro Frau
Within three years of opening, Chef Alessandro and Acqua Restaurant have achieved impressive awards in Thailand and Asia. Due to the passion of the chef, complemented by a very good team, Acqua has been awarded: Thailand Tatler 2012 Best Restaurants - Best Italian Cuisine in Thailand - Best cuisine in Phuket Miele Guide 2011/2012 Asia's Finest Restaurants Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards 2011/2013 Chef of the Year - Restaurant of the Year Wine Spectator 2010/2011/2012 Award for Excellence: One of the best wine lists in the World For more information, please contact: Acqua Restaurant 324/15 Prabaramee Road, Kalim Beach Tel: +66 (0)76 618127 Web: www.acquarestaurantphuket.com Email: reservations@acquarestaurantphuket.com

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Around Phuket Baan Rim Pa
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'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. Baan Rim Pa has become one of Thailand’s best-known restaurants, with a reputation stretching much further. It is perched on a cliff, with teak floors and the constant 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. Situated 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.
Open Thu-Tue 12:00-24:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 340789, +66 (0)76 341768 On the coast road just north of Patong www.baanrimpa.com
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Few destinations in the world can host an evening of enjoyment with sophisticated flair and unrivalled ambience. Unprecedented luxury and comfort characterise Baan Yin Dee. “Warm Welcome Home”, the English translation of Baan Yin Dee, is an apt name for this upscale retreat that truly is to be discovered. Traditional Thai hospitality, the pleasing sounds of the piano and the superb dinner make for a relaxing occasion. The International and Thai at Rice in Baan Yin Dee Boutique Resort come alive in the dishes so delicately prepared and presented. The White Snapper in crispy Pancetta skin served with warm lentil salad and potato basil straw and the BYD Fusion, chicken breast stuffed with scallops and served with herb gnocchi and asparagus scented cherry tomato lay testimony to Chef Ta’s creativity in preparing delectable delights. An upscale venue catering to tourists and locals alike, Rice provides an unsurpassed dining experience. With superb food, piano music and hospitality in a stylish environment, it doesn’t get any better than this.
Open daily 07:00-24:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 294104-6 ext 5 Baan Yin Dee Boutique Resort, Muean Ngern Rd. south end of Patong www.journeyful.com/baanyindee
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Urban Food

Asian & International

Conceptualisations and ingenuity in the form of Italian cuisine come to Nai Harn! Relish an authentic style of cooking of a diverse array of favourites and new combinations served in a cozy ambiance or savour pizzas in a separate casual seating area by a wood-fired oven. Welcoming tastes and sights abound at Da Vinci with tantalizing temptations served from the kitchen with fresh ingredients as signature items in every dish. The Lasagne Al Forno, home made lasagne layers of pasta made with beef and tomato sauce and the Spaghetti Neri Pomodorini Calamari E/ Gamberi, black spaghetti with tomato, squid and prawn offer unique tastes and texture combinations with the richness of their flavours reflected in the quality of the ingredients. The Scaloppine Al Vino Bianco Con Patate are two appetizing escalopes with white wine served with potatoes were perfectly cooked fillets of pork. For superlative Italian cuisine with the freshest of ingredients, be sure to try Da Vinci and discover a renaissance of food.
Open daily 17:30-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 289574 Centre of Nai Harn on the road to Rawai www.davinciphuket.com
119 B6

Urban Food is a new, enjoyable and affordable restaurant – a refreshing dining experience. A spacious open kitchen, stylish terrace with Pop’Art oak barrels, black board menus and copper pans and pots give the feeling of a Food Gallery to this trendy Brasserie. From the Thai and Asian specialties, prepared in two giant woks, to an extensive selection of skewers grilled under your eyes, Urban Food also redesigns some traditional Mediterranean famous dishes, like Ratatouille Crumble, Foie Gras Tartine, Italian Veal Osso Bucco, Moroccan Chicken and artichoke Tagine presented in fantasy mini cocottes, colorful Tagines clay pots and fancy bamboo Chinese steamers. To finish your meal and put a smile on your stomach, treat yourself to the original creation of the Tatin’s sisters: the legendary upside down 'Apple Tart Tatin'. Four months after a successful opening at Jungceylon Patong, Urban Food heads to Phuket Town to open their second branch at Central Festival. Urban Food is a friendly meeting point for everyone where any food lover will enjoy the culinary art of this Food Gallery.
Open daily 10:00-23:00 | www.urbanfood.co.th Central Festival Ground Floor Tel: +66 (0)76 307155 Jungceylon Sino Area Tel: +66 (0)76 366192
80 75 F3 C3

VSET

Modern Western Cuisine

VSET is a "restaurant at its extraordinary best". VSET, pronounced "Vi-Sate", in Thai means "extraordinary". It is the first gastronomic restaurant along Chalong pier and has a naturallythatched roof, quaint interior decor and an open kitchen where you can see the Master Chef Ronnie Macuja and his talented team at work. Whether you prefer indoor or outdoor seating, this intimately proportioned establishment serves up delicious fare in a homey atmosphere. Multi-award winning chef Ronnie Macuja's creations combine well-known methods with a bit of local flare and creativity producing a stellar menu in the process. Notable dishes include: Phuket Lobster Salad with long green eggplants in crustacean dressing, Foie Gras Parfait, Cognac-flamed Lobster Bisque, Australian Lamb Cutlet, Red Snapper Steak with balsamic-roasted cherry tomato and Honey-glazed Pork Belly. These only touch the surface of the experience while a fine wine list can add the ideal twist and a tantalizing selection of desserts rounds off a full set of flavours. It is a restaurant centered on the palate, but it is how all its attributes fit together that make it a truly extraordinary place.
Open daily 11:30-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)89 727 0067, +66 (0)76 381159 The pier of Chalong Bay (next to Kan Eang @pier) www.vsetrestaurant.com, info@vsetrestaurant.com
110 G4

Around Phuket Nikita’s
International

Mom Tri's Kitchen

International

Southern Phuket's premier beach bar and restaurant, Nikita's at Rawai is one of the island's favourite beach-side restaurants. The absolute seafront, gardensala café-bar with fantastic views over the islands in Chalong Bay, a shady setting and deliciously cool sea breeze is unbeatable for relaxing away balmy afternoons and evenings. Time means nothing at Nikita's. Located on peaceful Rawai Beach, Nikita's well-trained team offers real Thai hospitality to guests – who sit happily, daydreaming for hours, observing life on the water and chatting with friends. The extensive menu of authentic Thai food, fresh seafood dishes and the now 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 – seems to be a winner with visitors as well as the many regular locals who make Nikita's a second home. Dine or relax under the sala, at garden tables or outdoors by the sea. Great food, great music, great wine, great friends… Nikita’s.
Open daily 09:00 until late | Tel: +66 (0)76 288703, +66 (0)081 091 5788 Located on the water's edge on Rawai Beach Rd www.nikitas-phuket.com
123 D4

Enjoy fine dining in an award winning restaurant set just above the rocks and overlooking Kata Noi Beach. Panoramic sea views combined with the sound of the waves below create a peaceful, sensually indulgent and romantic setting. Mom Tri’s Kitchen offers Thai and international cuisine served either on the open-air terraces, covered patio or Thai sala. Two exuberant menus offer delicious creations from Executive Chefs Darren and Sura. Popular dishes include hot crab soufflé, grilled tiger prawns, Phuket lobster and Angus beef tenderloin. Mom Tri's Villa Royale is the winner of the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for 5 years in a row and has over 700 labels including an extensive organic wine list and 16 wines by the glass. Guests can enjoy the sunset with a select wine by the glass for 160 baht and 50% off cocktails and beer, from 6pm to 7pm. Situated on the only road into to Kata Noi, the entrance can easily be found on the hill between Kata Beach and Kata Noi Beach. Open from 7am to 11:30pm; reservations are recommended.
Open Daily 07:00-23:30 | Tel: +66 (0)76 333569

Mom Tri's Villa Royale, Kata Noi
www.momtriphuket.com

99 B2

Patong Seafood

International

Kantok Restaurant

Thai

Take a journey into the home of real Thai food! Patong Seafood Restaurant was the first seafood restaurant to open in the then village-like Patong. It has changed very little from those days except for a major refurbishment after the 2004 tsunami in which major damage was sustained. The restaurant was rebuilt as it was in original Thai style with open dining area and a high circular design ceiling. Only the freshest seafood is brought straight from the boat and market to give you the finest selections, which are on display – chilled and ready to eat. The kitchens at Patong Seafood Restaurant are a place to behold, where their chefs with simply so many years of experience, prepare your seafood and other Thai delicacies to perfection. The first thing that you will notice are the friendly staff. The smiles, the attentiveness and the helpfulness in making your choice are something you will appreciate and you will then know why many visitors and locals come back time and time again to enjoy this real taste of Thailand.
Open daily 08:00-24:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 341244 Beach Rd, 200 metres north of Soi Bangla in Patong www.wheretoeat-phuket.com
75 B2

Kantok Restaurant offers you a natural and warm ambiance where traditional healthy food is matched with fun and exciting traditional dance. “The Kantok” table was originally used by the northern households welcoming guests of importance into their homes. Our Thai set menu is attentively prepared, beginning with our Thai appetizer platter which includes items which continue to be a rare delicacy these days due to the delicate mix of ingredients to create an old and unique taste. A sampling of our main event including green curry with chicken, Mussaman curry and our famed red duck curry is something not to be missed. End your distinct culinary experience with a local Thai dessert. If you haven’t tried the best red duck curry in town or yet seen a Thai classical dance, it is well worth the effort of doing so. It is beautifully relaxing and an almost hypnotic way to enjoy the evening.
Open daily 11:30-22:30 | Tel: +66 (0)76 291219 Burasari Patong Beach www.burasari.com
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Kan Eang@pier

Seafood/Thai

Salvatore’s

Italian

Kan Eang, meaning feel at ease, invites you to unwind with the soothing sounds of the waves, enjoy a stunning view of Chalong Bay and savour freshly caught seafood, local Thai delights and selected Japanese dishes. Kan Eang@pier is more than a restaurant, it is a destination. Originally called Kan Eang 1, the name was changed after renovations. Kan Eang 1 with more than 30 years of preparing great seafood dishes had long been a favourite among both locals and visitors from around the world Kan Eang@pier is no different and continues the tradition of satisfying any palate with their selected fresh seafood and local specialties. Kan Eang@pier has the flexibility to cater for everything from intimate dinners to special events and large banquets. This restaurant with its friendly and attentive staff and seaside tables and chairs in an idyllic setting offers a relaxing and pleasant dining experience day or night. Enjoy a panoramic view of the yacht harbour and close islands.
Open daily 10:30-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)83 173 1187, +66 (0)76 381212 The pier of Chalong Bay www.kaneang-pier.com, kaneang-pier@hotmail.com
110 G4

Looking for a break from the tourist spots on Phuket’s west coast? Follow the locals to Salvatore’s, a typical trattoria in Phuket Town. Awarded amongst Thailand’s best restaurants by Tatler’s guide for six consecutive years, Salvatore offers the most authentic Italian cuisine using the finest fresh ingredients – home made tagliatelle pasta with fresh crab meat and cream sauce, sea bass in salt crust or typical Sardinian style gnocchi served with fresh parmesan. Other specialities include local shellfish, mouth-watering ravioli and fettuccine. Start with the bruschetta, the traditional appetizer made of roasted bread, delicately skinned tomatoes and fresh herbs and beef carpaccio with olive oil. The food is prepared under the careful eye of the Sardinian executive chef and owner, Salvatore Cossu, a fixture on Phuket’s restaurant scene for his cooking skills and his friendliness. He personally shops for the vegetables and fish in local markets. Bread and pastas are home-made daily. Ask him about daily food specials as well as wine suggestions, he offers about 60 labels, including a selection from his native region. The real taste of an Italian home with the sound of the finest Italian music.
Dinner 18:30-23:00, Lunch Wed-Fri 12-14:30 (Closed Mon) | Tel: +66 (0)76 225958 Near the circle and fresh market in Phuket Town www.salvatorestaurant.com
81 C5

selling direct by owner

1.5RAI in Pasak 8, Cherngtalay, Phuket. Chanote land title. Located on highest point of Pasak 8 on a very gentle slope.
• Total Land Area 2,400 m2 • Rectangular shape • Access via public dead end road • Chanote Land Title

Price 9.3m THB
Pas ak S

Pasak Soi 6

Pasak Soi 4 Soi 3

27 B3

Sarin House

Email: phuketlandvilla@hotmail.com Phone: +66 (0)89 875 9609

Don Chom Tao Rd. Soi11 Soi 9 Soi 7 Soi 5
Baan Kajonkiet Kindergarten

Pasak Soi 2 Soi 1

oi

8

Cherngtalay Soi 2

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Around Phuket RE KÁ TA Seafood Beachfront Restaurant
International

Boathouse Wine & Grill

French/Thai

The newly opened RE KÁ TA Seafood Beachfront Restaurant, which is part of RE KÁ TA Club on the beach, is one of the few beach clubs in the south of the island. A superb selection of International dishes and delicacies set in a relaxed al fresco setting right by the beach guarantees an exquisite and enjoyable dining experience. With a seating area set against the backdrop of the Andaman Sea and Kata Beach in addition to a swimming pool and modern and comfortable furniture to sink into, RE KÁ TA offers a cool and fresh ambience in which to chill and relax. Chef Bryan Burger's emphasis is on the use of natural and fresh ingredients to prepare dishes that are presented in a healthy and nutritious way in an artistically pleasing presentation. Savour the beachfront setting and dining – albeit Sunday seafood brunch, a midday lunch or sunset cruise and dinner through some fine dishes and drinks.
Open Daily 11:00-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 330421

A Phuket legend and culinary landmark on Kata Beach for over two decades, Boathouse is reopening after a complete make over and renovation. The aim was to maintain its original elegance and classic architecture yet introduce some distinctive contemporary design along with a chic style, and to create the ultimate in luxurious beachfront accommodation and dining. Maybe you are on a honeymoon, celebrating a special occasion or just want to have a romantic dinner. The Boathouse Wine & Grill with its award-winning wine cellar is just the right place for you. The restaurant continues to delight connoisseurs of fine dining. From delectable Thai dining to exquisite French cuisine, created by Executive Chef Jean-Noël Lumineau, Thailand’s only Maître Cuisinier de France. At the Boathouse Wine & Grill guests can enjoy leisurely lunches and fine dinner menus in a chic and modern beachfront setting.
Open Daily 07:00-24:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 330015-702

Next to Boathouse, Kata Beach
www.rekataphuket.com

107 C5

182 Koketanode Rd, Kata Beach
fb@boathousephuket.com, www.boathousephuket.com

107 C5

Baluchi

Indian

Plum Restaurant / Vanilla Sky Mediterranean/Tapas Bar

Baluchi is located in the heart of Patong and in Karon yet the relaxed atmosphere of both restaurants with soft background Indian music, creates a great ambience to relish a hearty meal with your family or to entertain your friends or clients. They take pride in using only authentic and fresh 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 the specialties which their Indian master chef serves daily. 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. Karon is open 18:30 to 23:30 except Saturdays.
Open daily 13:00-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 292526, +66 (0)76 284555 Horizon Beach Resort, Patong and Karon Soi 2 next to Karon Football Stadium www.wheretoeat-phuket.com
75 B3

The new chic modern resort Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas brings the sophisticated style of city living to the tropical beauty of Phuket Island. Cape Sienna awaits you in our two unique dining venues, both with outstanding service, fine cuisine and views to match. It’s chic! It’s modern! It’s hip! It’s laidback! It’s Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas. Plum Restaurant is a night time venue with a sophisticated yet intimate atmosphere. The food at PLUM is described best as an authentic Mediterranean dining experience, casual, yet sophisticated, a festival of flavours and tastes, rarely found nowadays. It is a hotel dining experience unlike any you’ve ever had with an emphasis strictly on fresh and organic products. Vanilla Sky Bar & Lounge – the pinnacle of the resort – serves distinctive cocktails and interesting Tapas together with a breathtaking view of Kamala Bay. Stepping out on the terrace and slipping into one of the chairs will give you a sensation of having reached a small piece of heaven on earth. Come for the Cape Sienna experience and be surprised by the amazing location, delicious food, great drinks, good music and stunning view…
Plum Restaurant 18-23:30 (Closed Mon) | Vanilla Sky 17–00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 337300 Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas, Kamala Cliff www.capesienna.com, fb@capesienna.com
40 E5

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Climax Restaurant

International

Climax is located on the roof top of one of Patong’s first designer resorts, Absolute Bangla Suites, and offers an extensive variety of dining options and drinks, in a chic and sophisticated fine dining restaurant while enjoying a bird’s eye view of Patong. Climax offers an extensive, seductive and sensual western and Thai fusion menu with choices to meet everyone’s tastes, along with exotic signature cocktails all to be enjoyed in our al fresco setting. This ultimate high-class experience promises to arouse the senses with delectable appetizers, sumptuous seafood, quality meats and tempting and desirable desserts. Climax has the warmest atmosphere on the island along with the most friendly and attentive service you have ever experienced. With a seating capacity of 78, a drinks menu numbering in the hundreds and a VIP room, which can be used as a separate function room for private, corporate and special functions, Climax offers the ideal venue for any occasion.
Open daily 07:30-11:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 343600-4 , +66 (0)88 754 1341 On the 5th Fl. of Absolute Bangla Suites on Bangla Road, Patong www.theclimax.net, Fb@absolutebanglasuites.com
75 C2

Near Phuket International Academy Day School Great Build Quality And Attention To Detail

❖ Located in a quiet area ❖ Many attractions nearby
• Khao Phra Taew National Park • Ton Sai Waterfall • Nai Yang Beach • Blue Canyon Country Club • Phuket International Airport
Opposite to PIA Day School Thalang, Phuket 83110 Email: forcepkt@yahoo.com Website: www.greenhillvillasphuket.com Contact: +66 (0)88 762 2387 Eng. +66 (0)82 514 3001 Rus. +66 (0)81 396 9307 Th.
11 C4

Green Hill Villas

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110 G4

110 G4

Beauty

Open Daily 11:00 - 22:00 hrs. Tel: +66 (0)76 600108 Jungceylon 2nd Floor, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Email: ejshin2000@hanmail.net Website: www.phukethairstudio9.com

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 specialize 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.

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 customized 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 scalp back to health. • Hair colour support: Natural & organic hair colour are available which are gentler on the hair • We do ''Special Occasion Styles'' for weddings, black tie events and proms
Location
Rat-U-Thit Rd

PATONG BEACH

Soi Bangla Patong Beach Rd

Patong Sai 3 Rd

V.I.P Soi Sansabai

Banzan Market Soi Banzan

HAIR STUDIO 9

Jungceylon

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Open daily 9:00 – 20:00 hrs. Tel: +66 (0)76 271233 10/2 Srisoonthorn Rd., Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83100 Website: www.lemongrasshouse.com

Spa

Lemongrass House
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.

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. “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 25 per cent 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 handblended 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, Surin Beach and Chalong, 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.
Location To Laguna Hotels
SURIN BEACH

Lemongrass House
To Tha Reua
1

To Bypass Rd. To Phuket City

CHALONG CIRCLE
To Kata To Rawai

Lemongrass House
2

CHERNGTALAY
To Kamala

To Chalong Pier

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Spa

Open Daily 10:00 – 22:00 hrs Tel: +66 (0)76 337777 Website www.oasisspa.net Email: cs@oasisspa.net

The Oasis Spa
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?
Oasis Spas in Phuket Thailand Find out for yourself why Oasis Spas has received the coveted “Tourism Award of Excellence Day Spa” multiple times along with many other prestigious awards at any of three Phuket locations. Take an interlude from the beach to discover Oasis Spas with their distinctive Lanna identity. Famous for combining ancient Thai therapy with the latest discoveries in beauty and wellness, you will love the extreme relaxation and rejuvenation … refreshing and revitalization …re-centering and renewal. Oasis Sky Breeze Spa, Kata With breathtaking views that include the Andaman Ocean and Phuket’s big marble Buddha, this spa truly affords a ‘mountaintop experience.’ Leave the hustle and bustle of modern life behind and reconnect with the beauty of the earth, hear the message on its gentle breezes, and restore harmony within. Consisting of six individual treatment rooms, an outdoor rooftop swimming pool and herbal steam room, this day spa has a capacity for 12 clients. You too, can be one of the fortunate few. Address: 26 Soi Plukjae, Kata, Phuket
Thailand Tourism Awards, Excellent Day Spa 2008, 2010

Enjoy this special offer
Buy 1 Get 1 FREE on the following spa packages at every Oasis Spa location Coconut Nourishing 2.5 hr 3,900++ THB Delight your senses with a Natural Coconut Body Scrub; nourish your body with rich Fresh Coconut Hot Compress Massage, then finish with a Full Body Coconut Hot Oil Massage. Great treatment for dry skin. Oasis Summer Day 3 hr 4,900++ THB Healthy summer skin begin with your choice of Aloe Vera Mint Body Scrub or Aloe Vera Lavender Body Wrap … then indulge yourself in a cool and refreshing Body Massage and finish with a Biodroga ® After Sun Facial Treatment. Seaside Sensation 5 hr 7,500++ THB This is the succession of our most popular treatment; a Thai Herbal Steam followed by a Cool Pool Dip then Aloe Vera Mint Body Scrub and Aloe Vera & Lavender Body Wrap and to complete the pampering a two hour King of Oasis Signature Massage and Biodroga® Detoxifying Facial, Simply Fantastic! *This offer is available at The Oasis Spa’s in Phuket from now until 31 October 2012 only.

Oasis Royal Thai Spa, Kamala 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 Moo3 Kamala Rimhad Road, Kamala, Phuket Oasis Secret Garden Spa, Laguna 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

KATA BEACH

Location To Layan
BANGTAO BEACH

To Karon
Patak Rd Kata Rd Big Budha

KAMALA BEACH

LAGUNA

Oasis Secret Garden Spa
Entrance of Laguna Srisoontorn Rd

Oasis Royal To Surin Thai Spa

To Chalong
Patak Rd Soi PlukJae Soi Kamala 8

Oasis Sky Breeze Spa
To Kamala

To Patong

Phuket Fantasea

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Open daily 9:00 – 22:00 hrs. Tel: +66 (0)76 236663, +66 (0)76 236056 367/63-64 Yaowaraj Rd., Muang, Phuket 83100 Email: info@theroyalspa.com Website: www.theroyalspa.com

Spa

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

The Royal Spa and Health Club
In the heart of bustling Phuket Town lies a quiet haven of heavenly peace. With the continuous sounds of water, trickling, bubbling and steaming, and with the sweet fruity scents that fill the air, the being is enticed into a flowing stillness of body and mind. The Royal Spa and Health Club is a popular tropical day spa with both locals and visitors alike, which is managed by the Royal Spa Development and Management Company. With an excellent reputation in the spa development industry through its experience and attention to detail, the Royal Spa and Health Club offers a distinctly personal experience. Of the signature treatments, the Royal Stone Therapy is one that is particularly interesting. The Hot Stone massage technique, founded 5000 years ago, uses black volcanic stones, which are heated and placed on the body, producing a profound effect, stilling the mind and easing the body. Unlike many of the high-end spa complexes on the island, which market themselves exclusively to tourists, the reasonable prices and relaxed but professional staff at the Royal Spa, means that many local Thais, as well as tourists, are beginning to use the spa. This has helped to erase the often stiff, and over-formal atmosphere at many of Phuket’s spa resorts, giving the Royal Spa an ambience of authentic relaxation and pleasure. All the therapists working at the Royal Spa have been trained at the in-house 'Phuket Spa Academy', established in 2004, to provide a comprehensive spa training course. The curriculum and assessments provide a measurement of therapist expertise and knowledge within the Thai spa industry. Since then, the Royal Spa Development and Management Company have provided comprehensive and professional spa management, and development programs, for spa retreats throughout Thailand. Their aim is to provide a standard of service and expertise throughout the Thai spa industry, to ensure a high quality of service and standard of treatment, throughout Thailand. It truly offers the ‘one stop services for Thai spa business’ and a quality of relaxed professionalism, rarely found in luxury spa resorts. Right now The Royal Spa have 12 branches that are managed in resorts in Patong, Kata, Karon, Panwa, Ao Chalong and Phuket Town and you are welcome to experience our spas with us anytime. As a special for our 8th year anniversary, we offer 'BUY ONE GET ONE FREE' value.

Some treatments & packages at The Royal Spa

Prices range from 1,200 to 6,500 Baht
The Royal Ayurvedic Massage 90 min Ayurvedic Massage or Abhyanga is a full body massge with medicated oils to balance specific conditions. Hot Stone Massage 90 min

Hot Stone Massage is a specialty massage that uses black volcanic heated stones to make you feel deeply relaxed, allowing you to let go of all the stress that is held within your body. The Royal Signature package The Royal Honey Body Treatment (scrub and wrap) The Royal Experience Massage The Royal Facial Milky Bath 4 hrs

BUY 1 GET 1 FREE AT EVERY BRANCH
This Privilege applies to the 14 following locations: Phuket The Royal Spa & Health Club The Royal Spa Ao Chalong Villa Resort & Spa The Royal Spa Best Western Phuket Ocean Resort The Royal Spa Ramada Resort The Royal Spa The Village Resort & Spa The Royal Spa Sugar Palm Resort & Spa The Royal Spa @ Malisa Villa Suites The Royal Spa The Beach Boutique House The Royal Spa Absolute Patong Ville Resort The Royal Spa At Panta Phang Nga The Royal Spa Borsaen Villa & Spa The Royal Spa Haadson Resort Pattaya Avarin Spa Managed by The Royal Spa Trad The Royal Spa Koh Chang Kacha Resort & Spa
Location

+66 (0)76 236663 +66 (0)76 381691 +66 (0)76 286100 +66 (0)76 396666-7 +66 (0)76 398200-5 +66 (0)76 284404 +66 (0)76 284760 +66 (0)76 333113 +66 (0)76 294500 +66 (0)76 275002-14 +66 (0)76 418888 +66 (0)76 593510 +66 (0)38 256555 +66 (0)39 551223

To Kathu Bypass Rd.
Tesco Lotus Bangkok Phuket Hospital

SAM KONG
To Downtown Yaowarat Rd.

THE ROYAL SPA

Vachira Hospital

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Open daily 10:00 – 22:00 hrs. Tel: +66 (0)76 263222, +66 (0)76 264533 5/10 Chaofa-West Rd., Thumbon Vichit, Muang, Phuket, Phuket 83100 Email: sukko@sukkospa.com Website: www.sukkospa.com

Sukko Cultural Spa
Sukko means "Beyond Happiness". My first feeling when I stepped through the impressive gates of the 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 e capital, creates a haven of calm yet regal serenity. I felt I had left all my troubles behind.
“The Best Spa In Southeast Asia”

Chilled out by the soothing background music, my mind was filled with a peaceful wellbeing as I enjoyed the warm traditional welcome (again from Sukko culture) of the ‘Flower Floating Ritual’ – similar to ‘Loy Kratong’, where the idea is to float away past stresses and wish for luck and joy from that moment on. A variety of 40 spa treatments – prepared by Sukko's certified Thai Herbalist and based on ancient Thai medical theory – is offered at Sukko, in packages lasting from 2 hours 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 three-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 awakening your senses. The scrub was followed by Sukko Special Body Massage, performed by hands, using finger pressure on energy points and smooth strokes along energy lines. During the movements of the massage, the molecules of

essential oils in Sukko elegant aromatic massage oils will be absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream to benefit the nervous system and other parts of the body. “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 Element". For those who want to exercise, the Suk Sanan Club provides a myriad of fitness opportunities, including ‘Rue Sri Dat Ton’ (the hermit self stretching), a traditional Thai exercise or, for something more strenuous, try ‘Thai Martial Arts’, a traditional and effective art of self-defense.

Signature Treatment at Sukko Spa
Balance of Element Body Massage To re-balance the body elements traditionally According to Traditional Thai medical theory, the human body is composed of five fundamental elements: Prithivi (Earth), Apa (Water), Vayu (Wind), Tejas (Fire) and Akasha (Space). Health is defined as a perfect state of balance among these elements. www.facebook.com/sukkospa 120 min 3,100++ THB

Sukko Spa, one of Phuket’s most luxurious spas, is located on Chaofa Road just 30 minutes from Phuket International Airport, 10 minutes from Phuket Town, 30 minutes from Kata or Karon Beach and 20 minutes from Patong Beach. It is creatively designed in a contemporary Thai style, set amongst 15 rai (6 acres) of luxuriously landscaped tropical forest.
Location To Phuket Town
Kwang Rd.
Island Furniture & The Courtyard

To Chalong

To Airport
Big-C Central Festival

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Open daily 10am – 8pm 182 Koktanode Road (Next to Boathouse) Kata, Phuket 83100 Tel: +66 (0)76 330421 Email: info@rekataphuket.com Website: www.rekataphuket.com

Arrive in style to the scent and touch of tropical flowers and polished wooden floors with our modern, contemporary take on Thai/Ayurvedic massage, aromatherapy & beauty treatments. Try the His & Her Decleor Facial or for a more committed workout our 90-minute ‘The Beet down’. Or simply indulge in our simply heavenly 4 hands massage conducted in harmony by two therapists. Remove the knot in the shoulders and the weight of routine pressures and replace them with a life of energy and new resolution. Hang up your suits, shirts and button downs, throw on a comfortable pair of slippers and towel and embrace the RE KÁ TA Spa Lifestyle.

Treatment
The Beet Down RE KÁ T Aroma Thai Top 2 Toe

Get 20% off all treatment from 10am – 2pm 60 min 3,300 THB 90 minutes 2,300 THB 30 min 1,300 THB / 60 min 1,900 THB 60 min 1,700 THB / 90 min 2,100 THB

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Whatever your choices may be outside our walls, in our serenely tranquil Lobby surrounded by a vibrant floral rainbow of hues, a distinct whiff of lavender and mint never fails to delicately tease your senses. And yes, it is understandable if some among you felt you had glided right into the realms of your favorite dream. We invite you to share in the essence of ‘Don’t Worry - Be Happy’ through the spirit of ‘Mai Pen Rai’, because when you’re our guest, nothing else matters to us.

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Cleaning Service
Fresh, clean surroundings and a healthy working environment are not only prerequisites for a functional environment, but also the basis for well-being and employee productivity. ISS has set new standards within cleaning services by offering efficient and flexible cleaning solutions. All of our solutions are based on each individual customer’s needs and wishes. We are constantly developing new methods, tools and materials, which help improve the cleaning as well as the working conditions of our employees while minimizing any negative effects on the environment.

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

Daily Office Cleaning
• Permanently employed full-time staff • Employees trained in cleaning methods, and customer service

Specialized / Periodical Cleaning
• Specialized cleaning solutions for clean rooms, hospitals, health care and food processing areas, etc. • Interior & Exterior window cleaning, polishing and maintenance

Dust Control
• Entrance mats and carpets • Mat service and cleaning • Customized mats

Washroom Services
• Dispensers and washroom articles • Supply, installation, maintenance and service of washroom environments

ISS Facility Services Co., Ltd. 117/9 M.5 T. Ratsada, A. Muang, Phuket 83000 Tel: +66 (0)76 610315-6 Fax: +66 (0)76 610314 Mobile: +66 (0)81 958 6879 E-mail: scott.d@th.issworld.com Website: www.th.issworld.com
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Holiday homes Phuket has been set up specifically to accommodate the increasing number of clients looking for a short term let of a luxury villa which until now had only been available for longer terms. In order to do this we have had to create a new division capable of tailor making the individual specific requirements of this new breed of client. The benefits to both villa guests and villa owners are equally rewarding as both parties are similarly equally cared for and this is precisely what we have created Holiday Homes Phuket to provide, care and hospitality customised to our customers’ needs. Until now in order to acquire a luxury bespoke service the discerning traveler had to go to a 5-star branded resort and pay handsomely for the privilege. With Holiday Homes Phuket this is not necessary. We can provide far superior private villas with all the luxuries and amenities, and more, one would expect from the very best 5-star resort villa at a fraction of the price. How is this possible? We have worked very closely with a number of private landlords of select villas for a number of years and as a result have been able to fine tune the services these villas have been able to offer

through our own management services but until now we have only been able to provide this service to longer term tenants. Now we have chosen to take it a step further and our new division headed by our very experienced Rentals Manager, Hiede Depayso, can provide a customised service to even the most demanding of guests for periods as short as 3 days to as long as one month or more. Our luxury sea view villa locations include Surin, Layan, Laguna, Mao Khao, Kata on the west coast and Cape Yamu on the east coast. For the more discerning client we can provide personal chefs, chauffeur, masseuse, car hire and yacht charter, in short anything our guests wish for without the need to rob the bank.

For enquiries please send an email to hiede@tropical-homes or phone +66 (0)85 886 7687. Holiday Homes Phuket is a division of Tropical Homes Real Estate.

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KARON BUTTERFLY

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

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 and 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

Contacts SUER Real Estate Co., Ltd Patak Rd., Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100 Tel/Fax: +66 (0)86 471 3791 Mobile: +66 (0)81 892 0247 Pok 089 973 1863 Email: sales@karonbutterfly.com Gianluca 084 923 2953 Email: margianlu@hotmail.it Email: info@karonbutterfly.com Website: www.karonbutterfly.com

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THE EVA BY EVA GROUP

CHOICE

PROPERTY

Location
Set only 100 metres from the beach front, all units offer uninterrupted sea and island views of the south east coast of Phuket. Set in a tropical landscape, the project is very close to various restaurants, shopping malls, daily fresh seafood market, international schools and one of the best beaches of the island, Nai Harn Beach. The project is located within walking distance to beach front resorts. Easy access to nearby islands with a wide choice of white sandy beaches and Chalong pier.

Price Range
16 sea view houses in a secure estate. Only 3 houses are available with 3 and 4 bedrooms on a 600 sqm built-up area and living area of 357 sqm. Prices range from 20.4 up to 22.4 million Baht.

Specification
3 levels with panoramic sea view roof top, built in Sala, BBQ area, jacuzzi, and the option to install an elevator. The developer has put a lot attention on quality building and finishes. All materials are long lasting and low maintenance cost. The project has been created to be environmentally friendly and gives a lot of possibilities for outdoor activities.

Design & Construction
Phase 1: Completed and sold out. Show unit is available for inspection. Phase 2: Under construction, completion scheduled in Nov, 2012. 30 years construction guarantee.

Contacts Sales Office Soi Friendship, Rawai Tel: +66 (0)89 588 1919, +66 (0)88 756 0382 Email: sales@thai-evagroup.com Website: www.thai-evagroup.com

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EVA BEACH BY EVA GROUP

Location
Set on the beach front, all units offer uninterrupted sea and island views of the south east coast of Phuket. Villas are surrounded by lush landscaping and natural rocks to the rear. Enjoy only the sound of the sea and a calming breeze from all floors. It is a short distance to various restaurants, shopping malls, daily fresh seafood market, international schools and one of the best beaches of the island, Nai Harn Beach. The project is centrally located between two 5-star resorts, Evason Phuket and Vijitt. Easy access to the near by islands with wide choice of white sandy beaches and Chalong pier.

Design & Construction
Phase 1. All beach front villas are under construction. Villas delivered by July 2012 are available. Show unit is available for inspection. Phase 2, sea view villas, construction started October 2011. 30 years construction guarantee.

Price Range
This 22 villas beach front development offers three design types with 3 - 4 bedrooms. The villas cover 485 sqm - 596 sqm of built up area and 310 - 385 sqm of living space. Prices range from 32.6 up to 46.7 million Baht.

Specification
The developer has put a lot attention on quality building and finishes. All materials are long lasting and low maintenance cost. Teak wood, natural rock, Italian marble, imported Belgium windows and doors, German sanitary items, smart electric control, special Japanese sand spray paint, video call system are standard. The project was created to be environmentally friendly and gives a lot of possibilities for outdoor activities.

Contacts Sales Office Soi Friendship, Rawai Tel: +66 (0)89 588 1919, +66 (0)88 756 0382 Email: sales@thai-evagroup.com Website: www.thai-evagroup.com

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KATA ROCKS

CHOICE

PROPERTY

Location
Kata Rocks is located right on the oceanfront of Phuket’s favoured west coast, giving the site stunning, uninterrupted sunset views of the Andaman Sea and picturesque Ko Phu island. The development lies between Phuket’s two best beaches and is a 2-minute walk from one of the finest restaurants on the island. and offer the name Kata Rocks. This also provides a fantastic private lounging area right on the sea to compliment the spacious Club House pool, bistro and sunset bar.

About The Developer
The developer behind Kata Rocks is Richard Pope, who for over 20 years has specialized in developing and managing high-end residential projects in London. In 2010, the Kata Rocks Club Penthouse was named “Best Apartment in the World” by the International Property Awards, and in 2011 was named “Best Apartment in Asia Pacific” for the second consecutive year. The architect is award winning Original Vision and the interiors are designed by celebrity interior designer Kelly Hoppen MBE.

Price Range
34 Sky Villas ranging from 1 to 4 bedrooms. All have their own infinity swimming pools and completely uninterrupted sunset views. Prices start from 32 million Baht.

Concept
Kata Rocks is being developed to the highest standards, incorporating the highest levels of luxury, as a private estate with its own oceanfront residential Club House. Our award-winning Sky Villas are a cross between a villa and an apartment. Much larger than most apartments, all feature their own swimming pools and there is a maximum of three units on each block giving the very intimate feel of a villa. The oceanfront Club House will have its own large swimming pool, a bistro and sunset bar. There will also be a luxury spa and gym along with a quiet reading lounge and business center.

Management
Kata Rocks will be offering a very high level of service to its occupants including a full concierge service, chefs for in-home dining, housekeeping, etc. There will also be fully integrated estate management along with a rental and reservation system run in-house to maximize the returns for those owners who wish to rent out their Sky Villas.

Space
Between the gentle slope of the Kata Rocks site and the sea is an impressive granite platform, which is only accessible through Kata Rocks. On this platform, nature has placed some stunning rock boulders, which make the site unique

Contacts Kata Rocks Co., Ltd Tel: +66 (0)76 284750 Email: info@katarocks.com Website: www.katarocks.com

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WINGS

Location
Located in quiet, natural surroundings in an historical area of Phuket near Layan and Bangtao beaches, the 28 secluded single-story private homes are akin to a collection of artworks – lovingly designed to offer a sanctuary of peace and inspiration. The bathroom’s skylight is an novel yet practical feature, which keeps the space well lit with sunlight. Set in the garden surrounded by a high wall, the 15sqm swimming pool can be directly accessed from the living area, through full-length sliding glass doors.

Price Range
Starting price from 5.5 million baht.

About the Developer
The Twovillas Group namesake comes from the union of talented architects, interior designer, and property experts. Confident in their vision to create stylish yet practical private pool residences. The Twovillas Group is a team of creative, forward-thinking property developers with a 20-year track record of experience and who have so far created 19 residential environments in Phuket's Naiharn, Bangtao, and Panwa Bay coastal area.

Concept
Wings is a creative boutique collection of one-bedroom pool villas especially suited to trendy singles and couples wanting a private, modern abode.

Space
The homes each cover 137 square metres (sqm) with at least half of the area dedicated to outdoor living, including a 23.48 sqm roof terrace – large enough to easily accommodate a big table with a sun umbrella and deck chairs. The covered parking area for Wings residents provides enough shaded space for one car per unit and is set away from the homes to minimize disturbances. Residents then walk down a pathway to their private villa entrances. Privacy is complete once inside each compact Wings compound, where the elongated 17.6m x 8m arrangement offers a very spacious and functional living environment; separating the living area, bedroom and bathroom, but keeping them well lit with natural light.

Management
The villa rental and management is professionally-run by The Two Villas Holiday management team, ensuring home owners and visitors consistently receive high standards of service.

Contacts Place & Space Co., Ltd. 68/2 Moo 4, Thepkrasattri, Thalang, Phuket 83110 Tel: +66 (0)83 595 5255, +66(0)81 970 0742 Fax: +66(0)76 610 233 Email:wings@twovillas.com Website: www.twovillas.com facebook.com/wingsphuket

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88 LAND & HOUSES PHUKET

CHOICE

PROPERTY

Location
88 Land & Houses is set in a truly central location with convenient access to many destinations and just 15 minutes from Phuket City. A number of white sandy beaches are close by - Nai Harn, Rawai, Kata and Karon all ideal for swimming plus a number of famous tourist spots. Easy access to major department stores such as Central Festival, Tesco Lotus, Big C, Index Living Mall and Homepro Village make shopping easy and convenient. Schools, universities and hospitals are also within easy reach and a direct route to Phuket International Airport makes for easy commuting. life at home as here your extraordinary surroundings will transform every day into a perfect holiday with a superbly designed, large and well-appointed home that is designed to feel like a stylish resort, set in a lush and shady tropical oasis and with access to a complete set of modern facilities that is sure to meet your lifestyle requirements.

Specification
Three and four bedroom residences with 3 bathrooms, some with family room and study with maid quarters and all having double car space under cover and with living space from 144 sqm to 200 sqm with balconies and landscaped gardens. Each home is beautifully built and decorated with high quality materials.

Price Range
Prices start from an affordable 5.8 million Baht.

Concept
88 Land & Houses is a secluded residential estate, sitting amid vast verdant green gardens where you can breathe in the luxury of pure air. The estate features just 48 beautiful homes in a pleasant and exclusive social environment, supported by the superior standards of service delivered by Land and Houses.

About the Developer
Land and Houses is a real estate company of choice for over 30 years with an enviable reputation for providing high quality homes in beautifully maintained surroundings which are ideal for families and couples.

Space
Sprawling communal gardens, featuring and exercise area and children's playground allow you to maintain a healthy as well as enjoy family fun, whilst state-of-the-art, 24 hour security system complete with CCTV and entrance key cards, makes certain that you are safe at all times. Live a luxury resort-style

Contacts 88 Land & Houses Sales Office 88/1 Moo 5, Chaofa Road West, Chalong, Muang, Phuket 83130 Tel: +66 (0)76 521888, +66 (0)76 383888 Fax: +66 (0)76 521555 Email: info@lhphuket.com Website: www.lhphuket.com

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hosen to host Phuket Raceweek because of an established international reputation for unsurpassed service to the most discerning holidaymakers, including foreign dignitaries and Hollywood stars as well as its ideal location that allows the Regatta to continue to race in the same waters around Chalong Bay, Cape Panwa Hotel features an exclusive palm-fringed beach and first class facilities in a distinguished, old-world ambiance. Dining at Cape Panwa offers a gastronomical experience, no matter what your preference is. The world-famous Panwa House, a beautiful SinoPortuguese mansion on the beach, serves exquisite Thai cuisine. Top of the Reef offers a continental fine-dining experience, while the Café Andaman serves Thai and international fare in a casual atmosphere. Located just an hour from the airport and 15 minutes from Phuket Town, Cape Panwa Hotel is nestled in a quiet corner of southeast Phuket on the hillside of an old coconut plantation with sweeping vistas of the Andaman Sea. It offers a selection of elegant, sea-facing suites and pool villas equipped with all the comforts of modern day living, such as large balconies, WiFi connections, iPod docks and DVD players. While the Panwa Lodge features three-bedroom, colonial style luxury steps away from the beach. To relax and unwind, the hotel offers free WiFi access in public areas, two swimming pools, a games room, a fitness centre with a sauna and massage room plus water sports, free scuba lessons, speed boat and yacht charter and cruises to nearby Coral Island. For an extra dose of pampering, guests can visit the exclusive Cape Spa, renowned for its exotic treatments. For an evening drink in a refined ambience, visit the piano and lounge bar, Otter’s Bar. For something more relaxed, drop by The Lighthouse, a unique nautical pub with live music. For refreshing drinks and snacks during the day head to the beachside Bamboo Bar. For all your other needs the Cape Panwa Hotel team is at your beck and call. Cape Panwa Hotel is part of Kasemkij Hotels’ prestigious. Cape Hotel Collection. www.capecollection.com

For more information contact 27, 27/2 Moo 8, Sakdidej Rd., Cape Panwa, Phuket 83000 Tel: +66 (0)76 391123-5 Fax: +66 (0)76 391177 Email: reservations@capepanwa.com facebook.com/capepanwa www.capepanwa.com

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The innovative Z-form of the low-density Zcape Condominium building gives all residents unobstructed hillside, pool and garden views near Laguna Phuket.

Much More Than Meets The Eye At Zcape Condominium
A totally new affordable living concept in one of Phuket's most prestigious residential areas has been an instant hit with local and international investors following the hugely successful launch of Zcape Condominium in July. Priced from Bt1.19 mn, the pre-sales launch on July 28 was packed out, and proved that the smartly designed one-bedroom and studio units near Laguna are the perfect fit for Phuket's residential property market. Several units were snapped up within the first few hours of the much anticipated co-ordinated opening of Zcape Condo sales booths at Central Festival in Phuket Town and the Tesco Lotus superstore in Talang on July 28. Tri Property CFO Chaiwat Tuntiwiwat, a native of Phuket, said the aim of Zcape Condominium was to put affordable, high-quality homes on the market for local and international buyers. “We saw a broadening gap in the island's residential property market, which has become somewhat saturated with high-priced luxury properties aimed solely at international residents,” he said. Affordability for first-time buyers and the promise of healthy rental returns were very good reasons for people queueing up early at the sales booths, but there was also high confidence among property watchers of Tri Property's financial stability and solid track record in condo construction. Of course, a great location, as well as a conscientious approach to giving Zcape buyers genuine value for money were also significant factors. Tri Property's track record includes condominium developments in Bangkok: Proud and ProudX2 in Cheang Wattana. However, being a Phuket native, Mr Chaiwat said Zcape Condominium, and other projects in the pipeline, are a way of giving something back to his own community. With more than a decade of experience in urban property planning, Tri Property CEO, Adisorn Vivakanond, said: “Zcape Condominium is aimed at providing affordable and conveniently-located accommodation for local professionals aged in their late 20s to 40s. Zcape will be managed with the priority of ensuring privacy, ease and convenience for residents”. Designed by Preen Studio, Zcape units optimise se space with stylish features such as unique 'flip p & slide' furniture and partition walls, which h can instantly transform a single bedroom and d living area into larger studio. Other space-saving features include a sofa bed, a sliding glass door between the kitchen and living space, a folding desktop which doubles as a dining table and work station, plus plenty of storage space such as under the bed and in kitchen cupboards. Comprising just 198 smartly laid out units on seven floors in a horizontal Z-shape formation gives most units a pool, garden or hill view.
Developers CEO Adi sorn Vivakanonde (left ) and CFO Chaiwat Tun tiwiwat

Expected to be complete by December 2013, the fully furnished onebedroom and studio units will range in size from about 21 to 46 square metres. The entire development covers a total area of 1-1-58.6 rai, including a 100 sqm triangular swimming pool with hydro massage jets and a baby pool, a fully equipped fitness centre and a peaceful garden. Easily accessed from the main road, secure, covered car parking is on the lower floor through a ramp entrance. Also on the lower floor is a lobby and reception area with resort-like services and facilities. Privacy is assured on residential floors, which are only accessible via lifts and security doors operated with personal key cards giving access only to a resident's particular floor. Nearby facilities include the well-kept Bangtao Beach, just a short walk or drive from Zcape, and a stylish open-air community mall nearby, as well as a wide range of international-standard sporting and leisure facilities in the vibrant, upscale community. Zcape Condominium sales booths were scheduled to remain at Central Festival Phuket until August 12 and at Tesco Lotus Talang superstore until July 15. Visit the Zcape Sales Gallery on Baandon Cherng-Talay Rd, near Laguna Phuket.
To Laguna Phuket Baandon Cherngtalay Rd To Airport

Thepkasattri Rd

Tesco Lotus Thalang

Cherng Talay Police Station
Srisoonthorn Rd To Surin Beach

Heroines Monument

To Paklok

To Phuket Town

Zcape Condominium's resort-style facilities include a 100-sqm triangula pool, a garden and a fully-equipped fitness centre.

For more information Zcape Condominium Tel: +66 (0)84-444 0707-9 www.z-phuket.com

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KAMALA : Walking distance to the beach, these linked homes offer attractive rental potential as well as a cozy living environment. Convenience from here is unsurpassed as all local amenities are at a walking distance.

KATHU : Centrally located at only 3 min from the biggest shopping complexes in Phuket and 12 min to Patong, these well appointed condos offer a surprisingly quiet and natural surroundings. Various sizes of condo are available!

PATONG : If Patong is where you want to live then this is where you'd want to sleep. Convenience at it's best as everything seems a stone's throw away. Phase1 is built, Phase2 is building. Take the opportunity to secure one now!

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KATA : Looking for a fully furnished and ready to move in apartment? We have this 40 sqm 1 bedroom condo located on the 3rd floor on the hillside of Kata. Close proximity to the beach and easy access all-round.

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

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

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Kata Beach Information Centre
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.

Jungceylon Marketing Booths
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.

KAMALA : Nestled in the hills of Kamala, this design rich and inspiring low-density project offers linked pool villas that will surely please anyone laying eyes upon it. Contact us for a full presentation of this unique product!

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Absolute Beachfront

32.5m THB

Spacious Villa

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RAWAI : A rare opportunity to own a piece of absolute beachfront real estate. This private pool villa is directly on the beach looking out across Chalong Bay with 3 bedrooms, 2 living areas, and maid's quarters.

KAMALA : A large 3-bedroom villa on a huge 2,264 sqm plot with established gardens. Upstairs is a vast living and entertaining area while the bedrooms are downstairs, opening out to a 20m free-form pool.

KATHU : 4 bedroom private pool villa located in an exclusive development close to golf courses, the BIS, marinas, and shopping at Phuket Town. The property has been customized to a high specification with many extras.

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CAPE PANWA : Fabulous 4 bedroom luxury villa in a gorgeous and peaceful location on a private headland, boasting uninterrupted breathtaking sea views looking out towards the islands on the southeast coast.

BANGTAO : A stunning 4-bedroom private pool villa occupying a prime location on the island's northwest coast close to the Laguna complex and only 1 kilometre to Bangtao Beach.

AO POR : 4-bedroom beachfront villa with private pool set in a quiet area near the Ao Por Grand Marina on a huge 2,400 sqm plot with superb island views. A simply stunning east coast property.

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RAWAI : 3-bedroom tropical garden villa with a 8 x 3 m private swimming pool. The ground floor consists of large living room with high ceiling, the villa is fully-furnished to a high standard and ready to move in.

KATA : Stylish 2-bedroom condo with foreign freehold title set on a hillside boasting stunning sea views overlooking Kata and Koh Pu island. The unit comes fully furnished and with many upgrades.

LAGUNA : 4-bedroom villa with private pool situated within the exclusive Laguna Phuket five-star resort complex, within walking distance to many shops and restaurants and within a short drive to Bangtao Beach.

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RAWAI : Brand new single-storey pool villa near Rawai Beach with private pool and landscaped garden built to very high standards not normally found in this price range. Furniture package included!

KAMALA : One-bedroom top floor unit boasting a total living area of 80 sqm with foreign freehold title and a large terrace which is ideal for entertaining, and a spacious openplan living area. Offered fully furnished.

CHALONG : Lovely 3 bedroom pool villa located in an exclusive estate in Chalong. Ideal for a family residence, this villa is in excellent condition and has an office which can be converted to a fourth bedroom.

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KATA BEACH : Luxurious fully furnished one bedroom 85 sqm apartment with stunning ocean views overlooking Kata Beach. Walk to the beach.

KATA : Owner must sell - fabulous 2 bedroom ocean view apartment in a 5-star resort overlooking Kata Beach. Reduced from 12 million baht.

KATA : Situated a few paces from the beach on a west facing site overlooking Kata Beach, this spacious 210 sqm 2 bedroom apartment offers uninterrupted sunset views of the Andaman Sea.

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KATA NOI : Majestic 4 bedroom ocean view villa with 18 metre pool located in a secure estate. Sits on an elevated 1600 sqm plot and enjoys over 1000 sqm of built up areas.

MAI KHAO : Nowhere in Phuket will you find a luxury beach villa at this amazing price under 20 million baht. Only 50 metres from Mai Khao Beach, spacious 2 ensuite bedrooms, large private pool.

LAGUNA : Luxury pool villa offering complete privacy and calm surrounded by tropical gardens. Set around a private swimming pool, it comprises four bedrooms, separate lounge, dining room, spacious kitchen and maid's quarters.

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KATA : A fabulous 420 sqm duplex penthouse with private 12 metre pool on the top of The Heights development. Incomparable ocean views over Kata Bay and comes with the coveted foreign freehold title. Fully furnished.

KATA : Stunningly beautiful 2 bedroom 2 bathroom 220 sqm B unit with the coveted foreign freehold title available for private resale. Fully furnished. Great investment and rental property.

KATA : 2 bedroom 2 bathroom 195 sqm foreign freehold C unit available for private resale. Wonderful ocean views, fully furnished and ready to move right in.

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CAPE YAMU : Fabulous resale of a spacious 4 bedroom villa ideally situated on the peninsula of Cape Yamu, this elegant seaside community of just 16 villas boasts some of the finest views in Phuket.

NAITHON : A very spacious 324 sqm 4 bedroom duplex penthouse only a stone throw away from beautiful Naithon Beach. The unit spans the second and third floors and features sea views from the top floor.

SURIN : An unique 4 bedroom foreign freehold penthouse located a few steps from Surin Beach. Partial seaviews and numerous upgrades lavished on the property by the architect owner. Must be seen.

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Private House

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Peaceful Pool Villa 65,000 THB/month
NAI HARN : Peaceful pool villa is a luxurious duplex private pool villa with modern contemporary style. The property offers fully-furnished with high quality tropical furniture. Situated just 7 minutes drive to beautiful sandy Nai Harn Beach.

NAI HARN : This private house for rent comes with 2 bedrooms. It located in the secure area and near famous beaches such as Nai Harn, Rawai, Kata, Karon.

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NAI HARN : This well maintained paradise near the beach is on the southwest coast. It consists of 3 very good sized bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, private pool and not far from the beach! (230,000THB/100,000THB short/long term)

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KATHU : The units are contemporary in style and have two bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, western kitchens and a large open plan living and dining space. Residents have access to shopping, entertainment zones, hospitals, golf and more. .

RAWAI : Single level villas where indoor and outdoor spaces merge. Spacious Indoor living areas flow smoothly to grand outdoor terraces with both sunny and shaded areas surrounding the infinity edge pool and relaxing Jacuzzi.

RAWAI : This Thai designed two bedroom pool villa was created with luxury living in mind, with excellent attention to detail and top quality fixtures, furniture and fittings. This quaint pool villa was created to hug poolside directly from the living area.

Studio Apartments for Sale
A 58 apartments on a total of 1 rai 1 Ngan, fully furnished including hot & cold shower, internet and cable TV with private swimming pool and car parking.

Located between Phuket Town and Patong (near Big C, Tesco Lotus, Central Festival and just 15 minutes from Patong), giving you easy access to all the shopping and nightlife.
Thana Villa: Mobile:+66(0)81 408 9048 ( Khun Taew ), +66(0)81 979 7977 ( Khun Thana ) Tel: +66 (0)76 248222 E-Mail: taew_thanaplace@hotmail.com

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“Closest Beach Condominium”

The Charm Residences
are perfect for both short stay holidaymakers as well as long-term residents, oering a wide selection of amenities that cater to people of all ages. The most attractive amenity is the rooftop sun deck and innity pool with lounge and dining area. There is a fitness center on site for the active and health conscious. For those who prefer a bit more pampering there is a Charm Spa complete with massage tables and trained massage therapists, parking and 24 hour security. There is wireless Internet throughout the resort plus each unit has its own private balcony. The resort is landscaped with water features and fully serviced with reception and housekeeping services.

The location
is the strongest selling point of the entire project. The proximity of the resort to Patong Beach, Phuket’s best-known beach, is what makes this resort special. Patong Beach has virtually no other developments that are within 80 meters to the beach and are available for outright ownership, making this a unique opportunity for investors. The location will not only strengthen the ability to rent the units once completed, but will also strengthen the potential for capital growth as there are few locations that are as close to the beach as this project.

The quality
is seen by its attention to detail in the design components of the resort, including the tropical architecture and the contemporary interior décor. The individual units have large beds and wardrobes, pantry and dining facilities, spacious bathrooms with tube and showers, a lounge are with a couch and entertainment center plus a writing desk.

For further information, kindly contact or visit our Sales Office 200/24 Patong Beach Front Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket Thailand 83150 Tel: +66 (0)76 344499 Fax: +66 (0)76 344944 Email: info@thecharmphuket.com facebook.com/thecharmresidence

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Complete quality home furnishers

2,000 sq m showroom Complete home fit-outs Contract packages to your budget Loose or built-in to your own design Huge selection of flat bamboo furniture Reclaimed teakwood furniture Extensive range indoor outdoor furniture Comprehensive range of patio furniture Sealy, and hotel mattresses Extensive range of fabrics, towels, bed linen Curtains and window blinds
View of our 2,000 sq m showroom.

Household and home décor items Floor and table lamps

Successfully Furnishing Island Homes Since 1997

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Your lifestyle choice... Here at BMP we have a great range of custom designed furniture to suit any style and budget. All of our products are built with a water repellent, fire resistant structure designed to provide the maximum resistance to water, heat and humidity, not available anywhere else in Thailand. We guarantee the absolute originality of our products, vouching for the careful, precise work carried out exclusively in our factories around the world under the direct control of highly qualified, skilled workers to bring you the ultimate in… Dream Kitchens Featuring acrylic, ceramic, glass and high gloss lacquer doors and panels to exceed your expectations. We combine the latest technology in panel finishes with an innovative design data base to provide our customers with a spectacular bespoke and unique end product with a low maintenance and superior durability finish. Combine this with our own range of Quartz and Granite work surfaces, as well as leading brand appliances, to make your kitchen, so often the focal point of style and sophistication in any home, stand out from the crowd. Bedroom Bliss The bedroom is the last refuge for anyone with a busy hectic lifestyle. Everyone deserves a little luxury in their life, so why not let your desires run free in your most treasured space. Here at BMP we have the means to make you feel relaxed and refreshed when you interact with our products. Soft close functions on all of our hardware and smooth tracking systems for sliding doors For more information or to see our vast range of products, please contact the branch nearest you… B.M.P. Phuket 99/34 Moo 5 Chalermprakiet R9 Rd., T. Rassada, A. Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand Tel: +66 (0)76 255340-1 Fax: +66 (0)76 255339 Email: bmpthai@yahoo.com B.M.P. BKK 2083 Pathanakarn Rd., Suanluang, Bangkok 10250, Thailand Tel: +66 (0)2 720 4206-7 Fax: +66 (0)2 720 4208 Email: bmpbkk@yahoo.com B.M.P. Samui 39/22 Moo 5, T. Meanam, A. Koh Samui, Suratthani 84330, Thailand Tel: +66 (0)81 968 5324 Email: brianna@ipmsamui.com
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with lightweight aluminium frame, make operating things easy. Our series of wall or pole type modular systems can manage larger spaces and our range of waterproof products for the bathrooms will complement any design. Essential living To complete any living environment you need to add the finishing details. Dressing the room and adding the essentials is often where you can really personalize the space and create something unique to you and your home. At BMP you will discover a diverse collection of loose furnishings to complement your living including luxurious leather lounge suites and elegant dining tables as well as essential office and living room furniture for your property.

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Servicing your every need
As a foreigner living in Phuket we face many difficulties on a day-to-day basis and a lot of the time it comes down to communication, or lack of it but Phuket Consult is at hand to make your business life so much easier. Foreign businesses in Thailand have a number of regulations to comply with. Just like in any country, when it comes to procedures, accounting, procedures, rules, laws etc. It may appear that everything is complicated but in actual fact it is not it’s just having the right accounting company a matter of being able to understand the system and how everything works Phuket Consult can provide these accounting services, either permanently or until such time as your operation is fully established with an accounting department. In addition to our “In House and On Hand Accountants,” Phuket Consult has joined hands with JP Audit and Consult Co., Ltd to ensure our clients receive the only very best in Accounting Services together with personal executive assistance and care. Khun Chakrit Sutiravidvanich, the founder and owner of JP Audit and Consult Co., Ltd., plays an important role in the financial and accounting world both in Phuket and Bangkok and we are delighted to count him in as one of our professional consultants. He is completely fluent in both English and Thai. He is able to provide professional advice offering clear and easy strategies to help plan your business, minimize taxes and deal with the following: • • • • • • Tax Planning Service Financial Consulting Accounting and Bookkeeping Service Accounting System Design service Operating and Documentation System Design service Accounting Software Implementation service Phuket Consult is in constant contact and communication with all relevant Thai Government offices on a regular basis (listed below). We are updated and aware of any changes – meaning we know when the changes happen and or that companies have to deal with. The year end requirements are set out below for your information. Phuket Consult provides professional assistance with the preparation, closure, auditing (by a Certified Public Accountant) and submission of the company and Yearly Financial Balance Sheets to the Ministry of Commerce and the Revenue Department each and every year.

Bookkeeping Service Phuket Consult provides full bookkeeping & accounting service – recording all your company and financial transactions. We can arrange setting up business banking, both traditional and also online accounts. In addition we offer professional assistance & advice throughout the year to deal with the usual minor financial hiccups and also the occasional major ones. Monthly Taxes Management We remove the headaches caused by preparation and submissions of all monthly taxes to be filed with the Department of Revenue without you having to leave your office. As a company Phuket Consult will deal with these payments and forms on your behalf. Social Security Fund Management Phuket Consult provides professional assistance and advice with all Social Security Services. Tax Problem Solving Phuket Consults employees are always at hand to deal with any difficulties that may arise throughout the year due to the vagaries of the Thai taxation system - we are just a phone call away. Accounting Services for Year End Phuket Consult provides professional assistance with the preparation, closure, auditing (by a Certified Public Accountant) and submission of the company and Yearly Financial Balance Sheets to the Ministry of Commerce and the Revenue Department each and every year. For more information 21/6 Moo.4 Viset Rd, Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83130 Tel: +66 (0)76 288988 Fax: +66 (0)76 381128 Email: info@phuketconsult.com Web: www.phuketconsult.com Directions: From Chalong Circle, travel south on Visaet Road towards Rawai. After the Lemon Green Gas station, just before the traffic lights to Nai Harn, our office is located on the right hand side of the road.
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SECURING ACCESS: SERVITUDE OR RIGHTS OF WAY?

Access rights are just as critical for landowners in Thailand as they are in other jurisdictions around the world. However, if you are unlikely to be a ‘landowner’ in Thailand, these types of rights are still relevant, if you own a property or lease a property on the relevant land. Frequently, we are asked what is the best method of securing access rights to a parcel of land that is landlocked and not connecting to a public road so as to ensure that the owner of the landlocked land, and his or her guests, can freely access the land by vehicle or on foot. There are several possibilities for ensuring or acquiring access for a landlocked parcel of land, and the Civil and Commercial Code of Thailand (“CCC”) specifically provides legal rights, but depending on the particular circumstances and the intended access use, certain rights of access may prove to be better options than others. Generally, however, landowners opt for so-called ‘rights of way’ or registering an access ‘servitude’ across an adjacent parcel of land that does provide access to a public road. This article provides an overview of the differences between a ‘right of way’ and a ‘servitude’ under the Thai law and their circumstantial uses. Legal ‘Rights of Way’ In Thailand, so called ‘rights of way’ are essentially governed by Section 1349 of the CCC which provides that, where a parcel of land is “surrounded by other pieces of land that it has no access to the public ways, the owner may pass over the surrounding land to reach a public way.” The key issue under this provision of the CCC is that the land seeking access to the public ways must actually be landlocked from the public way, that is to say it must not have itself any access to any public way in order for a legal ‘right of way’ to be created under Section 1349. The only other circumstances where a ‘right of way’ is created under Section 1349 is where the parcel of land seeking access to a public way cannot reach the public way without crossing over a “pond, marsh or sea”, or “if there is a steep slope with a considerable difference of level between the land and the public way.” Should, however, a ‘right of way’ be legally available to an owner of a landlocked parcel of land for any of the circumstances provided under Section 1349 of the CCC, the ‘right of way’ is legally granted without compensation (unless otherwise agreed privately between the relevant landowners) and the owner has the right to cross the adjacent parcel of land to access the public way. Furthermore, the landlocked owner may even legally construct a roadway at such owner’s expense where necessary, provided that the owner does not cause damage to the adjacent land connecting the access. Although Section 1349 provides a significant right to owners of landlocked parcels of land, it should be noted that the Section also provides for liability in compensation for damage caused by the owner utilizing any such ‘right of way.’ As such, any land owner who elects to exercise a ‘right of way’ under Section 1349 of the CCC where available should be aware that they could be liable for damages caused to adjacent land from their crossing of the land to access any public way. Servitudes Given the narrow conditions necessary to obtain a legal ‘right of way’ under the CCC as discussed above, for many landowners, and of course for developers who are preparing project land professionally, an access servitude often provides a more practical and flexible legal option. Servitudes are legally registered rights of land (or immovable property as it is referred to in the CCC) whereby the land in which the registered servitude benefits is known as the dominant land, and the land on which the servitude in registered against is known as the servient land under Section 1387 of the CCC. As such, servitudes are real registered rights for a parcel of land and may include a number of benefits, or rights, in favour of the dominant land based on the particular scope of the servitude. Such benefits typically include rights of the dominant land to have vehicle, pedestrian and utility access connections across the servient land. Once registered at the Land Office, a servitude is documented against the title deed of the servient land in favour of the dominant land and lasts in perpetuity unless extinguished by mutual agreement of the dominant and servient landowners, or by operation of law for non-use for a period of 10 consecutive years.

Every registered servitude should also be accompanied by a servitude agreement setting out the detailed scope of the servitude. It is therefore key for dominant landowners seeking to secure a registered servitude to determine the precise scope of the servitude to be registered with a servient landowner. The scope may include matters such as whether the servitude is for compensation or no compensation; whether the servitude covers the entirety or a portion of the servient land; expenses for maintenance and upkeep of the servitude; and whether the servitude is strictly for access for the dominant landowner, or also for the landowners invitees and others. Each such agreement setting our the scope of the servitude should be registered with the land office in the event there is ever a dispute in relation to the use. The details of such agreements are frequently overlooked, causing disputes later on when uncertainty is challenged by abuse of a right or denial of it. The main benefit of a servitude over a ‘right of way’ is that is often a more flexible option for landowners, covering a larger scope of access matters such as utility connections and specific access rights. Moreover, servitudes are also available for landowners who are not landlocked and may already have access to public ways, but wish to have access across another parcel of land. However, landowners seeking to obtain servitudes should be aware that servitudes are registered by the mutual agreements of the dominant landowner and the servient landowner and as such, may ultimately involve the dominant landowner paying some compensation to the servient landowner for the servient landowner’s agreement to register the servitude. Conclusion Whilst there may be many options available to landowners for access matters, including private access agreements, the two predominant legal rights available to secure under the Civil and Commercial Code are ‘rights of way” under Section 1349 of the CCC, and servitudes under Section 1387 of the CCC. Rights of way can be legally obtained in favour of a parcel of land which is landlocked from access to the public ways, whereas servitudes provide flexibility dominant and servient landowners to agree to a specific scope of a registered servitude in a servitude agreement. If you are purchaser, thinking about buying a property in a project or development, you should ensure your advisers are checking, to a high level of detail under your agreed retainer with them, these types of rights if they apply to the land of the relevant project, and the nearby public highway. The author of the article is Robert Krupica, Senior Associate in the firm’s Phuket office.

Limcharoen Hughes & Glanville (Phuket) T: +66 (0) 7634 6642-4 F: +66 (0) 7634 6645 E: Phuket@Limcharoen.com
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Limcharoen Hughes & Glanville (Bangkok) T: +66 (0) 2635 5071-3 F: +66 (0) 2635 5074 E: Bangkok@Limcharoen.com Limcharoen Hughes & Glanville (Samui) T: +66 (0) 7724 6185 - 7 F: +66 (0) 7724 6188 E: Samui@Limcharoen.com Limcharoen Hughes & Glanville (Ho Chi Minh City) T: +84 862 917 000 F: +84 862 916 999 E: HoChiMinhCity@Limcharoen.com Limcharoen Hughes & Glanville (Bali) T: +62 361 727 114 F: +62 361 727 486 E: Bali@Limcharoen.com www. Limcharoen.com

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Helicam shoots HD video and photography for

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“ in Marbella and Phuket ”
Helicam Co., Ltd. Electric Helibot

Helicam Aerial Photo: Gran Villa San Pietro - location Marbella Spain

Interactive Virtual Tour on iPad

Mr. Michael O’Neill of Ultimate Luxury Villa Rentals commissioned Helicam to obtain cutting edge promotional material for their six properties in Phuket and Marbella (Spain). The properties included three luxury Spanish villas, a villa at Sri Panwa Phuket, a condominium at the Royal Phuket Marina and a luxury Princess yacht. At each property Helicam produced aerial and ground photography, an interactive virtual tour and a promotional video. A complete set of multimedia promotional material provides many different avenues for advertising exposure – websites, agencies, YouTube etc. The Helicam team first flew off to Marbella where they were located for 10 days to capture all imagery required. The remaining photography was completed at the Phuket-based properties and the 23m Princess yacht out in the Andaman Sea. Priority is given for helicopter aerial work since rough seas and high wind can make things tricky to operate the 5ft Helicam helicopter. A selection of models were chosen from a Spanish model agency to be filmed for the promotional videos. Post production and editing were undergone at the Helicam office in Phuket.

The end result provides the customer with a taste of lifestyle at these exclusive properties. To view these properties log on to: www.ultimateluxuryvillarentals.com or call Helicam Co Ltd: Jonathan 0898 747 464 info@helicam.asia www.helicam.asia Philip 0872 810 451 phil@helicam.asia www.helicam.asia

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Useful info

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 ‘Shop WINDOW on Lifestyle’ have put together a selection of more exotic and unusual activities. Enjoy yourselves.
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. Please come back.

Go Kart
This is one activity in Phuket you simply cannot miss. An openwheeler motor sport for those who love speed. Bring your friends for some heart pumpin' kart racing start the adrenalin rush as the power round the track or share the thrills in the special double seater'kart. Fun sport but not dangerous. High Season Entertainments Phuket kart located in Kathu, this is the place to go for some good go kart racing, Experience of karts racing. It's fun and everyone can do it. Phuket Kart is located on Pra Baramee Road, Open: Daily 9am - 7pm Tel: +66 (0)76 202058, +66 (0)89 7289712. One another is Patong Go-Kart Speedway which located on Vichitsongkram Rd. Open: Daily Tel: +66 (0)76 32194

Patong's Bangla Road
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 downtown Patong, Soi Bangla packs more than a hundred bars, restaurants and discotheques into a single traffic-free, brightly-lit celebration of glitz which operates from dusk until dawn.

Surfing
The good news for surf lovers is that surfing in Phuket is great; the waves at most of the beaches are predictable and fun to ride during this season, so even if you are beginner you can find plenty of great beaches like Kalim, Kata, Karon, Patong and Nai Harn to hone your skills. These beaches have become popular surfing destinations and now offer surf shops and tuition centres for all skill levels.

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Indigo Pearl Phuket Welcomes Miss World 2007
On the 25th June, Indigo Pearl had the pleasure of hosting Miss World 2007 winner, Zhang Zilin at its spectacular Private Pool Villas, which were designed by the renowned Bill Bensley.

The Opening of Wine Connection’s New Branch in Kata
Around 600 people attended the opening of Wine Connection’s new branch in Kata on the Friday evening of June 22. Guests enjoyed the freeflow wine and nibbles on offer, and partied the night away. (From left) Kelly Lewis, General Manager of Indigo Pearl and Zhang Zilin, Miss World 2007.

Gianni Gagliardo Wine Dinner at Ratri Italian Bar & Grill
Wine maker Gianni Gagliardo, talked passionately about his wines at the Ratri on June 30th. Chef Phubase Chuprakong, working with awardwinning Mare Italian Restaurant created a delectable five course menu ably accompanied by the distinguished wines produced at Gianni Gagliardo’s high quality winery.

(From left) Carloalberto Molina, Ratri’s Restaurant Manager; Gianni Gagliardo, Wine Maker of Gianni Gagliardo; Gabiele De Santis, Director of G.DS Co., Ltd. and Christophe Gestin, Executive Assistant Manager at Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket.

Launching the BASE Condominium
On June 19 the Sansiri Press Conference was held at Blue Elephant Restaurant, Phuket Town. The talks focussed on the business plan in the second half of 2012 and the launch of the Base Downtown-Phuket. (From left) Apichart Chutrakul, CEO of Sansiri Public Company Limited and Uthai Uthaisangsuk, Executive Vice President Business Development and Project Development Division Sansiri Public Company Limited.

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Centara Grand Beach Cleaning
Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket has organised a beach cleaning day every Wednesday during the monsoon season. The activity led by Opas Damrongkul (standing 7th from right), Resident Manager and Christophe Gestin (standing 6th from right), Executive Assistant Manager of the resort along with team members.

A Magnificent Grand Opening Party for a New Beach Club, XANA Hangout Night Party at Centra Ashlee Hotel Patong
Hangout Night Party was held on Friday night, June 29 at Air Rooftop Bar & Lounge. A new all-day beach club officially opened on Saturday 30 June. More than thousand of guests joined the celebration of the Grand Opening Party hosted by celebrity DJ Paul Harris of Grammy award-winning British music trio Dirty Vegas spun, along with DJs Gary Gecko of Koh Samui and Frank Richards from the USA.

Surin Festival Showcase at Central Festival Phuket
Central Festival Phuket together with Surin Province and Commerce Office held "Surin Festival Phuket" June 8 to 10 at IT Zone 2nd Fl, Central Festival Phuket. Wilaiporn Pitimanaaree, Central Festival Phuket General Manager; Somkiet Sangkaosuttirak, Phuket Vice Governor; Niran Kalayanamit, Surin Governor and many Thai and foreign tourists were in attendance.

(From left) Sudawan Koliyanon, Assistant Sales / PR & Event Manager; Wilawan Chiammanasombut, General Manager and Chumpon Naakthong, Operations Manager.

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Keeping Fit
Living in Phuket, we’re all constantly surrounded by delicious food to eat, and the need to take on vast amounts of liquid i.e. beer. This is all well and good, providing we work it off later. Our medical correspondent has been researching the options.
My mind recently has been on my ever-expanding stomach, and fitness and sports in Phuket. But what is available as staying fit and healthy in Phuket can be a chore, as the availability of facilities is seen as limited, and the prevailing heat when exercising outdoors, restrictive to some. With a little planning and awareness, it’s possible to get the most out of life here without damaging your health in the process. There are a number of places and groups on the island that are committed to helping people keep fit, as well as having a great time often with a few beers to polish off the exercise afterwards. If doing exercise solo is your thing, lately there’s been a large increase, all over the island, of health and fitness gyms. Gym work is an excellent way of maintaining fitness, particularly for those who wish to exercise and work out in air-conditioned comfort, whilst watching TV. There are too many gyms to mention here in this article, so ask around in your area for what’s available. Most offer day, monthly or yearly membership and many have a Thai, resident or tourist pricing policy. Keeping FitSome include spa, sauna/steam baths, personal trainers and aerobics classes whilst some of the major hotel chains offer packages which include swimming pool, tennis and squash court access. Some of the housing estates around Phuket such as Land and House on Chao Fa Road and the Phuket Villa developments also allow outside members to join and use their facilities. At Saphan Hin, where many facilities have seen better days, there are extensive ranges of facilities on offer including tennis, basketball and

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Keeping Fit badminton courts, football pitches, a gym, as well as daily classes of tae kwon do. Membership is available; as are casual visits. It’s a challenge to find out what is open and when, and how much things cost, so I suggest you have a native speaker call or, better still, go with you to inspect facilities and discuss options. There are also some good jogging trails around the area. For running, and you need to keep away from the traffic or off the beach, try Suan Luang Park which also has t’ai chi, or the Hash HouseHarriers (HHH) – dubbed ‘the drinking club with a running problem’. HHH organizes weekly runs and meets every Saturday at the Expat Hotel, Patong. See www.phuket-hhh.com. For some beach exercise and those wanting to try beach volleyball, an informal group has played on Karon Beach just north of the circle, for several years. Drop in on a game on Friday afternoons at around 5pm. For rugby there’s the local club, Phuket Vagabonds, which organizes regular matches and tournaments. www.phuketvagabondsrfc.com. Upping the excitement level, and for those looking for an adrenaline rush, kite surfing is available for all ages at Nai Yang Beach during low season, and Chalong Bay during the high season. See www. kitesurfingphuket.com for more information. There’s also cricket with regular matches played at the school near the entrance to Laguna each Sunday, and the occasional touring side visiting to play. Check www. phuketcricket.com for details. Muay Thai is also popular and there are about four or five Thai boxing centres in Phuket, mostly in the Chalong Kata area and one near Phuket Zoo. They not only provide instruction in this art, which is rapidly increasing in popularity with clients from overseas, but also offer fitness programs. Surprisingly, getting a game of soccer is easy, with the game being played all over Phuket on some good, and some not-so-good pitches. Mostly played by friendly Thais, the actual games can be competitive and most will welcome a foreigner to join in for a kick-around. Aerobics, the exercise of choice for many Thai ladies, appears to change homes frequently, although you can usually get a good workout during the evenings at the main Tesco superstore car park and at Suan Luang Park. There’s also golf, and with an increasing number of courses on the island, it can be expensive; much cheaper if you leave the buggy in the shed and walk the course. The Phuket Expat Golf Society has regular tournaments and can offer discounted green fees for residents. There are also regular tournaments, some serious, some more fun and Loch Palm has a discount yearly membership program for Phuket residents. Taking part in the mini- or full triathlons is another option, and I see the interest in bikeriding expanding on the island. Finally, there are the pubs which organize a range of sports more suited to lounge lizards and couch potatoes. Whilst darts and pool may not get you fit, it can take you away from watching the TV.

Peter Davison is the Manager International Services at Phuket International Hospital. Tel: +66 (0)76 249400, Email: info@phuketinternational hospital.com

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