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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
View of our 2,000 sq m showroom.

Extensive range of indoor and outdoor furniture Comprehensive range of patio furniture

Successfully Furnishing Island Homes Since 1997

Sealy, and hotel mattresses Extensive range of fabrics, towels, bed linen Curtains and window blinds Household and home décor items Floor and table lamps

We now introduce to Phuket the first completely natural latex mattress made in Thailand. For full details visit our showroom or check website www.naturallivingconcept.com
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Hotel Bed and Linen

Bamboo - Flat and Round

Patio Furniture

Lounge - Bamboo and Recovered Teak

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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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ISSUE 67 # MARCH 2013

Regulars
Phuket Island map What's on: on & off Phuket (including the movies) Word of mouth People profile: Allan Zeman Social Phuket Phuket old town’s renaissance Legal matters: Thailand’s Foreign Business Act Things to do in Phuket Useful telephone numbers 8 12-15 16 17 28-29 46-47 66 70-71 73

Cars, Yachts & Yachting
Car sales: Sure Motors Cholamark Boat DaVinci Yacht Charters Andaman Boat Sales & Service Sunsail yacht charters & sales Royal Langkawi International Regatta Phuket tide tables: March – April 2013 18 19 20 21 22 24-25 26-27

Cover photos: Top: Joe’s Downstairs Bottom: Clubhouse @ Evatown Resort

Shopping, Dining & Leisure
Recipe: Duck liver with tamarind sauce, chutney and banana Dining around Phuket Win travel’s Biggest, Baddest Bucket list with MyDestination Helicam: Photographs the new Sensimar Khaolak Beachfront Resort 30 31-35 37 69

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

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A SIX-MONTH ALL EXPENSES PAID TRIP + $50,000 CASH

Land & Property (Sales / Rentals)
ISS Facility Services: Cleaning service BMP: Custom designed furniture The View Vista del Mar Phuket The Charm Residences Evatown Resort Eva Beach by Eva Group Kata Rocks Anchan Villas 88 Land & Houses Phuket Karon Butterfly Resort The Aspasia Phuket The Accenta Phuket Myphuketproperties St. James Properties Phuket Consult Tile-It: Phuket's quality tile boutique Plunge Tropic Villas HÄFELE: Kitchen equipment Zcape X2 Condominium 48 49 50-51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 67 68 74

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WHAT'S ON
Rubber Duck Race •
3 March 2013 @ Latitude Marquee, Laguna, Phuket The Great Phuket Rubber Duck Race. A fun-filled family day with children's activities: Youth talent competition (hosted by Siobhan’s Music Studio), Rubber duckie cocktail competition, DJ, entertainment and lots more. Ducks B200 each. Buy 5 get 1 free. Back a duck and come out and support the Phuket Community Foundation (PCF). Live entertainment will be provided by the winners of the 2012 PCF Race Day’s “Battle of the Young Bands” competition, the Legends of Siam. Contact PCF, Cindy Ratcliffe, +66 88 768 0650. www.phuketcharity.org. Contact Legends Music, +66 84304 2587. www.legendmusic.net finals will be in Bangkok in June, and world finals also to be held in Bangkok in December. Valuable prizes for national winners and the world winner receives a package worth US$100,000 and a world tour contract. Amazing opportunity for young bands. Contact Andy Anderson, +66 86 682 2639. http://gbob.com/thailand.

Golf Competition •
16-17 March @ Laguna Phuket Golf Course FOBISSEA Golf Competition. The British International School (BIS) is hosting a golf competition at Laguna Phuket featuring young golfers from Thailand, Brunei, Malaysia, Nepal and China. The final dinner and awards presentation will be held at Angsana Laguna Phuket Resort. www.bisphuket.ac.th.

Car Rally 2013 •
10 March 2013 @ Chalong Pier Phuket Invitational Car Rally 2013. A family car treasure hunt iwith a difference, the Phuket Invitational Car Rally takes participants over unusual roads and into uncharted country and raises money for charity at the same time. The route and driving is within the capabilities of any driver and vehicle, but is fun and challenging for the whole family. At least a driver and navigator are required in each vehicle and others can keep an eye out for things to do and record places on the way. The Rally starts and finishes by the Chalong Pier. The event is supported by GOMS, BBAP, IBAP, Lions, AustCham Thailand, Rotary Club of Patong beach and other voluntary organisations in Phuket. jams@loxinfo.co.th. www.phuketinvitational. com.

PIMEX •
21-24 March@ Royal Phuket Marina, Phuket The Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX) celebrates its 10th anniversary. Since 2003 the show has grown into the most successful marine and lifestyle show in South East Asia, with more exhibitors, more boats on display and more sales than any other. The show takes place at Royal Phuket Marina with exhibition space overlooking the inwater display in a magical setting offering fine dining and spectacular views of the yachts. Tel: +66 81 892 7670. www.phuketboatshow.com.

Swim Championships •
30-31 March @Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club Phuket Phuket Long Course 2013: Rocket Science Sports Swim Championships Series. Our first swim championships of the new year. This will be the second year running and promises to be spectacular. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place; ribbons 4th to 8th place; high point trophy awards for each age group (1st, 2nd and 3rd place). Open events will count towards high point providing the Q.T. is met. Only top 16 swimmers per age category score points.1st, 2nd and 3rd place Team trophy. FINA Male and Female Swimmer of the Meet (based on FINA Points score). www.swimchampionships.com.

Battle Of Bands •
15 March 2013 @ H2O Pub & Restaurant The 'Global Battle Of Bands' (GBOB) is coming to Thailand! In its 9th year with 40 countries participating, it's the largest such competition in the world. Bands must perform original songs. Thailand will have regionals in Phuket, Pattaya, Chiang Mai and Bangkok. National

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WHAT'S ON Regular Events
IBAP The International Business Association of Phuket Regular Meeting on 2nd Friday each month. +66 81 412 5652. www.ibap-phuket.net BBAP British Business Association – Phuket BBA-P monthly dinner meetings on the 1st Wednesday each month at 7pm. Monthly Pub & Networking Nights on 3rd Friday at 7pm. socialsec@bbap.org. www.bbap.org. Computer Clinic Phuket Afternoon Computer Clinic Join ‘For Dummies’ author Woody Leonhard at his weekly Computer Clinic, Every Wednesday of every month. Woody@KhunWoody.com. www.khunwoody.com. PIWC Phuket International Women's Club Club A.G.M. and lunch 14 March at Le Meridien Phuket Resort & Spa. The AGM will take place at 10am, followed by lunch. All are welcome but non-members can't vote. Come to both or join us for the lunch at 11:30. Members 500 baht, non-members 650 baht. Contact: Carole Dux on +66 76 316711. info@phuketiwc.com. www.phuketiwc.com. Lions Club Lions Club of Patong Beach Monthly membership meeting and fellowship dinner on the 2nd Tuesday each month. Contact: Jehanbaz (Jum) Ali Khan, +66 81 374 2088. info@lions-club-patong.org. www.lions-club-patong.org. Chicky Net The Social Network for Women in Thailand Chicky Net is the online social network for women in Thailand. info@chickynet.com. www.chickynet.com. GOMS Grumpy Old Men's Society A grumpy but happy group of local gentleman who gather every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at Chalong Pier Beer Garden for a few beers, to share information and raise money for charity. Drinks start at 6pm and meetings at 6:45pm. Contact: Valentine Guytonbeck, vguytonbeck@gmail.com. Cricket / Rugby The Outrigger Hotels/Twenty Cricket League at the ACG Cricket Ground Matches are played every Sunday from 9am. There's touch rugby Wednesday evenings. www.phuketcricketgroup.com and www.acgphuket.com.

Entertainment
March Choices
Live Jam nights @ Skyla's Beach House An activity Beach House Restaurant & Cocktail Bar In Kamala offering you a chilled international music including Live Jam nights. They also teach many activities, surfing & 'SUP' (Stand Up Paddle). Live jazz @ Music Matters jazz bar One of hidden place in Phuket town to go for Jazz, Salsa, Caribbean, African, Southamerican or any other exotic great music. Live jazz jam sessions are on every Wednesday and Saturday night. Live Music @ Hard Rock Cafe Phuket Live music on most evenings at the Hard Rock Cafe Phuket. Open daily 10am-2am. 48/1 Ruamjai Road, Patong. Tel: +66 76 340210. Live Music every night @ Tai Pan Live Music in Patong every night with international singers. Classic rock through to the latest dance hits. The show is on every night through to 11.45pm. International DJs playing @ Seduction Often has well known international DJs playing and two floors of quality thumping sound systems pumping out hip hop and house. Patong. Irish Pub @ Molly Malone’s Irish Pub. Opened in Patong in 1999 and has been synonymous with great food and entertainment ever since. 10 big screen TVs for all sporting events. With live music every night, great pub grub and a picturesque beer garde.

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movies
WHAT'S ON

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

OBLIVION
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy Starring: Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko, Morgan Freeman A court martial sends a veteran soldier to a distant planet, where he is to destroy the remains of an alien race. The arrival of an unexpected traveller causes him to question what he knows about the planet, his mission − and himself.

SCARY MOVIE 5
Genre: Comedy, Horror Starring: Ashley Tisdale, Charlie Sheen, Anthony Anderson, Regina Hall Snooty, aloof, imperious and oversexed dance company director Pierre is putting on a new production. Jodyand her friend Kendra are both vying for the lead. Jody’s controlling mother (a former dancer) is determined that Jody will have the brilliant career that eluded her. The highly skilled Diva veteran dancer with the company, Heather Daltry, gets cut from the production and goes berserk.

THE BIG WEDDING
Genre: Comedy Starring: Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, Katherine Heigl Don (De Niro) and Ellie (Keaton), a long divorced couple, are forced to pretend that they are still happily married at their son's wedding. Among all of their family and friends, the hoax snowballs into a poignant and raucously funny story about the ties that bind.

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3 March 2013 @ NIST, Sukhumvit Soi 15, Bangkok Football league created only for children who lack experience playing in a team and competitive league. No school / academy team players allowed. If you're in an academy but don't play on their team, this is for you. 4,000 baht incl full kit. Contact: +66 81 833 4432.

UPCOMING EVENTS

C.U.K.I. Junior Soccer League

4 - 7 April Phuket Oilfield Classic 2013 @ Loch Palm & Red Mountain Golf Courses, Phuket 10 - 15 April Songkran On The Beach @ Patong beach, Phuket 13 April The 2nd Phuket Songkran International Soccer 7s @ Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club 13 - 15 April Songkran Festival 2013 @ Phuket and Thailand 14 - 21 April Phuket Bike Week 2013 @ Loma Park, Patong Beach, Phuket 22 - 28 April Phuket Gay Pride Festival 2013 @ Patong Beach, Phuket 3 - 7 May Top of the Gulf International Regatta 2013 @ Jomtien Beach, Chonburi 5 May Preserve Hua Hin Run 2013 @ Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan 7 May - 2 June The Phantom of the Opera @ Muangthai Rachadalai Theatre, Bangkok 22 - 24 June Phuket Baba Wedding @ Thalang Rd. Times & dates of events are subject to change. Please contact the organiser for up-to-date information.

WHAT'S ON

The St. David's Society’s Annual Ball
9 March 2013 @ J.W.Marriott, Bangkok Reception drinks and canapés at 7pm followed by a 4-course dinner. Wine, spirits & beer included in ticket price 2,800 baht or 25,000 baht for a table of 10. With the Hong Kong Welsh Male Voice Choir, Lloyd Davies (Comedian) and the UNICORN GIRLS from Bangkok, supported by DJ Paul Jackson. Contact: +66 83 293 2169. heather.wyn@gmail.com.

Pattaya International Music Festival 2013
15-17 March 2013 @ Pattaya, Chonburi The biggest international beach music festival in Asia with famous Asian and Thai artists. Enjoy pop, rock, hip-hop and R’n’B. Starts in the early evening and runs untill midnight each day. Contact: +66 38 427667 / 428750 / 423990. www.pattayamusicfest.com.

World Thai Martial Arts Festival and Wai Khru Muay Thai Ceremony
17 March 2013 @ Ayutthaya The 'Wai Kru' Ceremony is a demonstration of the Muay Thai boxers’ respect and gratitude to their teachers. Enjoy Thai arts and cultural performances such as traditional Thai tattoo, making of Aranyik swords, performing of Thai martial arts, an exhibition of ancient weapons and a lot more. Includes performance of "Amazing Thai Elephants" at night. Contact: TAT, +66 35 246076-7. www.krumuaythai.net, www.aitmathai.com.

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

Wilai Restaurant

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Comics Cafe and Bar

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Wilai offers many affordable Phuket local dishes without hurting your pocket. The place is pretty simple with plastic chairs and metal tables; no air conditioning. Mee Thai Pad (Phuket Style Fried Noodle), Khao Yum Budu (Rice with Mixed Herbs and Budu Dressing) is recommended .

7am-2pm Thalang Rd, near Thalang/Yaowarat intersection ear Th

10am-midnight Phang Nga Rd., 200m from Bangkok Bank
A new funky hangout. The bar is decorated with cartoon character images. Offers a large food menu, including the signature dish – Comic’s Salad (western salad with spicy Thai seafood including fresh salmon). Berry Mix Jelly Sparkling Sake , fruity, sweet and bubbly with an interesting jelly-like texture , is recommended . Live music at 8.30pm.

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Lunch 11am-4pm and Dinner 6-10pm, Closed on Monday Takua Pa Rd.,
approximately 250m from Rassada Road. A cute cottage with modern white and green furniture; outdoor and indoor seating. A small open house with a small garden . 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'll find it divine!

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1pm 'til late Takua-Pa Rd., just round the
corner from all the main banks Open since 1999 and is a superb meeting place for expats and holidaymakers. Enjoy a warm welcome and helpful tips in this relaxed and informal watering hole . With free WiFi and computer + printer use , large screen TVs and pool table . their food is legendary, whether Thai or western pub food . Happy hour is from 5-7pm daily.

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Bang Neaw shrine There are many dim sum shops in Phuket but a rewarding choice is Wang DimSum. Servings of steamed pork , seafood and vegetables. Diners are charged by the bowl , about 10-15 baht per serving. The most popular items on the menu are 'Bak kut teh' (pork , mushroom, coriander and herb soup).

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ANDARA RESORT AND VILLAS

Allan Zeman
Canada to Hong Kong to Phuket. Fashion to restaurants to property to film to casinos − Allan Zeman talks about his journey.
Where are you from and when did you move to Phuket? I'm from Canada but I’ve been in Hong Kong for over 40 years and have taken Chinese nationality. I finished building my home here around 2003 and I spend my time between here and Hong Kong How well did you know Phuket before moving. and what made you decide to move here? I'd visited on holiday many times and fell in love with the island. The wonderful Thai culture is the main draw; everyone's smiling, the weather's great and the food's delicious. Did you come here intending to set up a business? I came to Phuket to relax, but like everything I do I always find a business opportunity to make my time worthwhile. I just can’t sit still! Tell us about your businesses. I started in the fashion business in Canada when I was 18, which led me to Hong Kong. I then expanded into the F&B sector where I gave life to the Lan Kwai Fong district, which led me to property development. Now I’m involved in so many projects it’s hard to pinpoint exactly! I’m chairman of Ocean Park, an educational theme park in Hong Kong that recently won the Applause Award for the world's best theme park. I work with Steve Wynn and his casino hotels in Macau and Las Vegas and I help the HK Government on many matters. I also have a film production and distribution company in Hollywood called After Dark Pictures. In Phuket I started with The Plaza Surin boutique shopping mall, where there are some very creative and high quality shops. After seeing the market potential and the positive comments about my house, I decided to build more villas and residences. We’ve sold all 26 villas and 37 residences at Andara, which operate as a resort, and we’re building 13 more ultra-luxury villas, called Andara Signature. Tell us about your latest project. Andara Resort has developed into one of Asia's top destinations. We keep receiving awards and commendations − and we opened less than four years ago! Andara Signature is exciting because it's the latest evolution of my Andara Private Villas. The interior spaces are brighter, more comfortable; the pools are bigger and have amazing views. Outside Phuket, we’ve just celebrated the second anniversary of Lan Kwai Fong Chengdu, and we’re hard at work on Mission Hills Lan Kwai Fong Haikou on Hainan Island. They call Hainan the Hawaii of China, but our project is going to make Hainan stand out beyond compare. What's your biggest success? I know I’ve tried my hardest, so I’m happy with everything. Andara is an award-winning development and resort. With Lan Kwai Fong, I created a whole new lifestyle for people to relax and enjoy themselves in Hong Kong and now I’m doing the same in China. At Ocean Park, we turned around an ageing theme park and consistently attract more visitors than Disneyland. I’m proud of everything I do, otherwise I wouldn’t be doing it! What's your leadership style? I like to build a strong team of people who are good at what they do because I can’t do everything myself. But I know about everything that’s going on and I can often help my team see things from a different perspective, more creatively. I believe in a flat company structure, where anyone can come to me with an idea or a suggestion. It's important to use all the resources at your disposal − and your team is the most important resource. Where do you live in Phuket? Why? My house is just above Laem Singh Beach next to Surin. It’s a great location, very private and has an amazing view. It’s also right across Kamala Bay from my Andara project, so every morning I can have breakfast facing my baby.

Tell us about your home? It's truly my dream home. We went through every detail, from the positions of the beds for the best view, all the way to the kitchen design and choice of silks for the pillows. I wanted something modern and comfortable, but with a strong Thai influence, because after all that's why I chose to build a home here! What's the most frustrating thing about living here? The airport needs to be improved, especially the immigration area. This is the first impression for visitors. If they get off a 20-hour flight and have to stand in line for another 45 minutes, they won’t be very happy. How old are you? That’s a very personal question! Let’s say I’m in my early 60s but feel like I’m in my 40s! What do you think the future holds? I see myself doing more and more business in China. Lan Kwai Fong in Chengdu is doing really well; Lan Kwai Fong on Hainan Island will open this year and we’re working on a few more cities in China. There’s just so much growth potential there now. How do you evaluate success? Success for me isn’t really about how much money you make, it’s about making a difference in peoples' lives. After opening our Lan Kwai Fong in Chengdu, I was in the Starbucks one day when two young ladies asked if they could sit with me. They told me how, before Lan Kwai Fong, they'd finish work, have dinner somewhere, then go home. Now, they spend four nights a week at Lan Kwai Fong; they've met many new friends and it's changed their lives. That, for me, is being successful. What do you do with your free time, if you have any? I’m lucky enough to love what I do, so every minute that I’m working feels like free time to me. I always do at least one hour of exercise every morning before I start my day. It energizes me and keeps me sharp. Do you do much travelling? I feel like I'm always travelling. Mostly to China, visiting new cities where the local government wants us to open a Lan Kwai Fong. Also Macau, as I’m vice chairman of Wynn Macau − and I go to the US a lot for my film business. Are you involved in any charitable activities? My Andara team does some regular beach cleaning in Kamala which has been getting a lot of recognition lately. It's so important that we protect these beautiful resources in Phuket. For Further information about Andara Resort and Villas 15 Moo 6, Kamala Beach, Kathu, Phuket +66 76 338777 www.andaraphuket.com

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CAR FOR SALE

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

Toyota Prius

THB 1,070,000

Nissan Teana 200 XL

THB 940,000

Toyota Fortuner (V)

THB 980,000

PRE-OWNED: TRD Sportivo, White, 2011, 1.8 Auto, Electric Wing Mirror, Mag Wheel, Leather Seat, ABS, Airbag, CD, 28,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: White, 2011, 2.0 Auto, Electric Wing Mirror, Mag Wheel, Navigator, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, 47,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Gold, 2008, 3.0 Auto, Electric Wing Mirror, Mag Wheel, 4WD, ABS, Airbag, 34,xxx KM.

Isuzu Mu 7

THB 950,000

Honda Civic (EL)

THB 850,000

Mitsubishi Triton+

THB 680,000

PRE-OWNED: Super Platinum, Blue, 2010, 3.0 Auto 2 WD, Mag Wheel, Electric Wing Mirror, ABS, Airbag, CD, 50,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Sillver Bronze, 2011, 2.0 Auto, Electric Wing Mirror, Mag Wheel, Navigator, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, 15,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Grey, 2010, 2.5 Auto, Mag Wheel, Standard Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, 69,xxx KM.

Honda New CRV

THB 870,000

Honda New City (V)

THB 575,000

Mazda 2 (5 Doors)

THB 598,000

PRE-OWNED: Sillver Bronze, 2008, 2.0 Auto, 4WD, Electric Wing Mirror, Mag Wheel, Leather Seat, ABS, Airbag, CD, 93,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Silver Bronze, 2010, 1.5 Auto, Electric Wing Mirror, Mag Wheel, ABS, CD+MP3, 15,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Blue, 2011, 1.5 Auto, Electric Wing Mirror, Mag Wheel, Navigator, Standard Seat, ABS, Airbag, CD, 27,xxx KM.

Toyota New Vios (E)

THB 480,000

Honda New Jazz (SV)

THB 540,000

Toyota New Altis (G)

THB 658,000

PRE-OWNED: Blue, 2008, 1.5 Auto, Electric Wing Mirror, Leather Seats, ABS, CD + MP3, 85,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Black, 2008, 1.5 Auto, Electric Wing Mirror, Mag Wheel, Standard Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, 45,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Silver, 2010, 1.6 Auto, Electric Wing Mirror, Mag Wheel, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, 95,xxx KM.

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

Merlin Hotel
Thepkasattree Rd. Yaowarat Rd. To Central Patipat Rd. Mae Luan Rd. Thung Ka Rd.

Satree Phuket School
Damrong Rd.

Srisoonthorn Sub District Administrative Organisation
To Airport BaanbonCherngtalay Rd. Thepkasattree Rd. Baan Pon Hua Harn Rd. To Phuket City

PHUKET TOWN

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

Our work is done with the expertise of a European manufacturer. Cholamark Boat Co., Ltd. is the local dealer for Williams Performance Tenders, a service station for Avon Inflatables Limited and DSB of Germany. • We offer a wide range of inflatable boats made from Neoprene/Hypalon. • In addition to our Cholamark models we also offer Williams and Highfield tenders. • Professional repairs of all Neoprene and Hypalon Dinghies, re-tubing and general inflatable dinghy overhauls. • Stock in our showrooms includes RIB's and soft floor dinghies. • We manufacture dinghy covers, sun shades, cushions with closed cell foam and supply and use anti skid mats. • We are also licensed to repack liferafts. A pick up and delivery service can be arranged. • Parts for dinghies - repair sets, air pumps, paddles, oars and dinghy wheels • Rental of dinghies. • Outboard engines, life rafts, self inflating life jackets, hand flares, parachute flares. ute • Stainless steel work (316), Argon Welding and perfect polishing. Cholamark is open in Chalong from 08:30-17:30, Monday-Saturday. Our office and shop is located opposite Soi Sukee on Chaofa Road, Chalong and so very close to Chalong Bay.

The dinghy ramp at the opposite end of Soi Sukee and close to “The Lighthouse” makes for easy collection and delivery subject to tidal restrictions (see page 22 for tide tables).

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Cholamark Boat Co., Ltd. Airport
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For more information Cholamark Boat Co., Ltd. 16/29 Moo 8, Chaofa Road, Chalong, Phuket 83130 : +66 76 283112 : +66 76 283113 hans@hansboat.com www.hansboat.com

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Spectacular scenery, crystal clear waters, magical reefs, abundant tropical fish

Whether it’s a day out with family and friends cruising around the islands or an overnight charter, we can cater to your every need.
DaVinci Yacht Charters prides itself not only on the quality and cleanliness of our fleet but on the attentiveness and service quality of our staff. We are a fully TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand) licensed organization with all of the correct yacht charter insurances in place. Security is our top priority at all times and our fleet is fully equipped to international standards with all the necessary safety equipment from life jackets to life rafts. Our 39ft Catamaran “DaVinci” is named after our iconic Italian restaurant in the south of Phuket Island. This locally built catamaran can take up to 12 passengers comfortably for a day trip or sleep up to eight people for overnight stays. This cruising catamaran is equipped with four cabins, two doubles and two singles as well a sleeping area for two in the main cockpit above deck. DaVinci is equipped with a fully functioning galley including a refrigerator and freezer as well as a dining area in the main cockpit. There is a large foredeck with lots of room to relax on the comfy cushions and enjoy the cruise while admiring the scenery. Fully equipped for both cruising under sail or racing in one of the local regattas DaVinci can be chartered for a day trip, overnight cruise or a weeks racing. Enjoy a silent sail around the hidden islands you wouldn't normally see. Our 52ft Sunseeker “DaVinci S50” is also named after our iconic Italian restaurant in the South of Phuket Island. This is a sleek hi-powered motor yacht can take up to 12 passengers comfortably for a day trip or sleep up to six people for overnight stays. This magnificent vessel is equipped with three cabins, two doubles and a twin with two bunk beds. DaVinci S50 is equipped with a fully functioning galley with an air conditioned dining area which can seat up to eight people. The dining room is also a lounge equipped with a large screen TV, Bose sound system and DVD player. There is a large foredeck with lots of room to relax on the comfy cushions and enjoy the cruise while admiring the scenery. Up on the flybridge there is seating for a further eight people. This high powered yacht can take you on a wonderful day trip around the islands or an overnight trip for those hideaways further away.

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For further information 28/46 Moo 1, Nai Harn, Phuket (TAT License Number: 32/00410) : +66 8 9588 3476 bruce@davinciphuket.com www.davinciphuket.com

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Andaman Boat Sales & Service Co.,Ltd
: +66 87 283 1674, +66 84 842 6146 boats@andamanboatsales.com www.andamanboatsales.com

YACHT SALE

Carenalunga 21

THB 1,795,000

Carenacorsa 18

THB 1,150,000

Mini Cat 310

THB 129,950

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LANGKAWI REGATTA

Phuket-based Katsu, an enthusiastic regular on the regional racing circuit

ROYAL LANGKAWI INTERNATIONAL REGATTA
By Grenville Fordham (‘veteran’ of nine Langkawi Regattas)
With the highest number of entries in recent years, on 8 January 2013, 44 yachts – spread across 10 classes – lined up in Langkawi’s Kuah Harbour for the start of the 11th Royal Langkawi International Regatta (RLIR). Seven Phuketbased yachts made the annual pilgrimage to join the fleet, together with a few ‘rovers’ who are regular faces at Phuket’s Ao Chalong Yacht Club. Although pre-regatta publicity talked about the ‘reliable’ January breezes, unfortunately the reality this year didn’t match up to either the advance publicity or the regatta’s track record, demonstrating (not for the first time) that regatta organisers would be wise to steer well clear of this kind of prediction.

Phuket-based catamaran, Nina, leading the Racing Multihulls (for a few minutes)...

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LANGKAWI REGATTA

Victorious Neil Pryde and the Hi Fi team

That a full race programme was completed, and that participants went away happy, is testament to both the skills and determination of race management and the acceptance of the yacht racing fraternity that some things simply can’t be controlled by those who organise and manage yacht races. As the only regatta on the west coasts of Malaysia and Thailand that operates exclusively out of a marina (The Royal Langkawi Yacht Club), RLIR has become a firm favourite on the local regatta scene; despite their passion for the rigours of yacht racing, participants are not above enjoying a touch of comfort once they get ashore. Stepping off the boat onto a marina pontoon, followed

by an ice cold beer in the yacht club’s famous ‘Charlie’s Bar’ just a short walk away, is at least part of attraction for the Phuket fleet – and free berthing at the yacht club for a week is another! Traditionally going out of their way to entice the big racing yachts fresh from Phuket’s King’s Cup Regatta a few weeks earlier, RLIR this year added classes at the lower end of the field to attract more entries, including White Sails (no spinnakers), Premier Multihull (heavier cruising catamarans) and Bareboat Charter. The enthusiastic entries in these classes, not to mention the fun had onshore by the novices, demonstrated firmly that participating in regattas is not just for the serious racing guys and girls. Scoop of the week was that top regional yachtsman, Neil Pryde and his Team Hi Fi, having won every regional prize except this one, finally went home with the Prime Minister’s Challenge Trophy after 10 years trying. As for the other classes, four out seven Phuket boats scored podium places, including two firsts, making sure the home crowd didn’t have it all their own way. If you’re likely to be in Phuket (or of course Langkawi) with your yacht next January, I can heartily recommend signing up for one of the friendliest and most enjoyable regattas on the regional circuit – onshore and off.

Racing Class: IRC 1 Class: Sportsboats Class: Sportsboats (Under 25) Class: Multihull Racing Class: Premier Multihull Class: Bareboat Class: Club Class: Ocean Rover Class: White Sails Class:

1: Hi Fi, 2: Jelik, 3: Walawala II 1: Phoenix (Phuket), 2: Nijinsky, 3: Skybird 1: ATM, 2: MYA/KFC, 3: S’pore Mgmnt Uni 1: MYA/KFC, 2: S’pore Mgmnt Uni, 3: Royal Qld Yacht Sq’n 1: Mojo, 2: Fantasia, 3: Miss Saigon (Phuket) 1: Prima Donna, 2: Vertical Time, 3: Ivory Street 1: Dreamtime (Phuket), 2: Morakot, 3: Rattana 1: Fortissimo 8, 2: My Toy, 3: Poco (Phuket) 1: Eveline, 2: Sirius, 3: Warisan Duyong 1: Chantique, 2: Optoloi

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tables 2013
USEFUL INFO
Ko Thaphao Noi (Phuket)
MARCH
1 2
SUNDAY MIDNIGHT

Predicted heights of water in metres above lowest low water
NOON

Source: Hydrographic Department, Royal Thai Navy
NIGHT

0
3.1 2.9 2.6 2.2 1.9 1.6 1.4 1.5 1.8 2.2 2.6 2.9 3.1 3.1 3.0 2.8 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.8 2.1 2.4 2.7 3.0 3.2 3.2

1
3.1 3.0 2.8 2.5 2.1 1.8 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.7 2.1 2.4 2.7 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.5 2.3 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.8 2.2 2.5 2.8 3.0

2
2.7 2.8 2.8 2.6 2.3 1.9 1.5 1.2 1.0 1.1 1.4 1.8 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.4 2.1 1.9 1.7 1.4 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.6 1.9 2.3 2.6

3
2.2 2.4 2.6 2.5 2.4 2.1 1.7 1.3 0.9 0.8 0.9 1.1 1.4 1.8 2.0 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.5 1.2 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.3 1.6 2.0

4
1.5 1.9 2.1 2.3 2.3 2.2 1.9 1.5 1.0 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.9 1.1 1.4 1.7 1.9 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.0 1.8 1.6 1.3 1.0 0.8 0.7 0.8 1.0 1.4

5
0.9 1.3 1.7 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.4 1.0 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.9 1.2 1.5 1.7 1.9 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.8 1.6 1.3 1.0 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.9

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0.6 0.8 1.2 1.6 1.9 2.1 2.2 2.1 1.8 1.4 1.0 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.9 1.1 1.4 1.6 1.9 2.0 2.1 2.1 1.9 1.7 1.4 1.0 0.7 0.6 0.7

7
0.6 0.7 0.9 1.2 1.6 2.0 2.2 2.3 2.2 1.9 1.6 1.2 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 1.0 1.2 1.5 1.7 2.0 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.6 1.2 0.9 0.8

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0.9 0.8 0.9 1.1 1.4 1.8 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.2 1.9 1.6 1.3 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.4 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.5 2.2 1.9 1.5 1.2

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1.5 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.6 2.1 2.4 2.7 2.8 2.7 2.5 2.2 1.9 1.7 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.6 1.8 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.2 1.8

10
2.1 1.8 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.5 1.9 2.6 2.9 3.0 3.0 2.8 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.8 1.0 1.6 1.7 1.8 2.0 2.3 2.5 2.8 3.0 3.1 3.1 2.8 2.5

11
2.7 2.4 2.0 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.7 2.0 2.4 2.8 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.0 2.8 2.5 2.3 2.1 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.9 2.0 2.3 2.6 2.9 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.0

12
3.1 2.8 2.5 2.2 1.8 1.6 1.5 1.7 2.0 2.4 2.7 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.1 2.9 2.6 2.4 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.8 1.8 2.0 2.3 2.6 2.9 3.2 3.4 3.3

13
3.1 3.1 2.8 2.5 2.1 1.7 1.5 1.4 1.6 1.9 2.3 2.6 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.0 2.8 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.9 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.8 2.1 2.5 2.8 3.1 3.3

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2.9 3.0 2.9 2.7 2.3 1.9 1.5 1.3 1.2 1.4 1.7 2.0 2.4 2.6 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.5 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.9 2.3 2.6 2.9

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2.4 2.0 2.8 2.7 2.5 2.1 1.0 1.3 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.4 1.7 2.1 2.3 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.3 2.1 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.6 2.0 2.4

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1.9 2.2 2.5 2.6 2.5 2.3 1.9 1.5 1.1 0.8 0.8 0.9 1.1 1.4 1.7 2.0 2.2 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.2 1.9 1.7 1.4 1.1 0.9 0.8 1.0 1.3 1.8

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1.2 1.6 2.0 2.3 2.5 2.4 2.2 1.8 1.4 1.0 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.9 1.2 1.5 1.8 2.0 2.2 2.3 2.0 2.1 1.9 1.6 1.3 1.0 0.7 0.0 0.8 1.1

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0.8 1.1 1.5 1.9 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.2 1.8 1.4 1.0 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.8 1.1 1.4 1.6 1.9 2.1 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.3 1.0 0.7 0.6 0.8

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0.7 0.9 1.2 1.6 2.0 2.4 2.6 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.5 1.2 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.9 1.1 1.4 1.7 2.0 2.2 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.2 1.9 1.5 1.1 0.8 0.7

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0.9 0.9 1.0 1.3 1.7 2.2 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.2 1.8 1.4 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.3 1.5 1.8 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.7 1.3 1.0

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1.4 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.5 2.0 2.4 2.8 3.0 3.0 2.8 2.4 2.1 1.8 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.7 2.0 2.3 2.6 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.3 1.9 1.5

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2.0 1.7 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.7 2.2 2.6 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.0 2.7 2.3 2.1 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.9 2.1 2.5 2.7 3.0 3.1 3.1 2.9 2.5 2.1

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2.5 2.2 1.8 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.8 2.3 2.7 3.0 3.2 3.2 3.1 2.8 2.5 2.3 2.1 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.9 2.2 2.5 2.8 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.0 2.6

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10 11 12 13 14 15 16

SUNDAY

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3.0

3.0

2.8

2.4

1.8

1.2

0.9

0.8

1.0

1.5

2.1

2.6

3.1

3.2

3.1

2.7

2.2

1.6

1.1

0.9

0.9

1.3

1.8

2.3

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tables 2013
USEFUL INFO
Ko Thaphao Noi (Phuket)
APRIL
1 2 3 4 5 6
SUNDAY MIDNIGHT

Predicted heights of water in metres above lowest low water
NOON

Source: Hydrographic Department, Royal Thai Navy
NIGHT

0
2.6 2.3 1.9 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.7 2.1 2.4 2.7 2.9 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.7 2.5 2.3 2.1 1.9 1.0 1.6 1.6 1.8 2.1 2.5 2.9 3.1 3.2 3.1 2.7

1
2.8 2.5 2.2 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.3 1.5 1.8 2.2 2.4 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.6 2.0 2.3 2.7 3.0 3.0 2.9

2
2.8 2.6 2.3 2.0 1.6 1.3 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.3 2.1 1.9 1.6 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.7 2.2 2.5 2.8 2.9

3
2.5 2.6 2.4 2.4 1.8 1.4 1.1 0.9 0.9 1.1 1.3 1.6 1.0 2.1 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.5 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.7 2.2 2.5 2.8 2.9

4
2.1 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.3 1.0 0.8 0.8 0.9 1.1 1.3 1.6 1.9 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.1 2.0 1.7 1.4 1.0 0.8 0.8 1.0 1.4 1.8 2.2

5
1.7 2.0 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.3 1.0 0.8 0.8 0.8 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.7 1.9 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.4 1.0 0.8 0.8 1.0 1.4 1.8 2.2

6
1.2 1.6 2.0 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.4 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.5 1.8 2.2 2.3 2.5 2.6 2.2 1.9 2.5 1.1 0.8 0.8 1.0 1.3

7
1.0 1.3 1.7 2.1 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.4 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.5 1.8 2.0 2.3 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.6 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.2

8
1.0 1.2 1.5 1.9 2.3 2.6 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.3 2.0 1.8 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.7 1.9 2.2 2.5 2.7 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.3 1.9 1.5 1.2 1.5

9
1.3 1.3 1.5 1.8 2.2 2.6 2.8 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.9 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.0 1.9 2.1 2.4 2.7 3.0 3.2 3.2 2.9 2.6 2.1 1.7 1.5

10
1.8 1.6 1.5 1.7 2.0 2.3 2.7 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.1 2.9 2.6 2.4 2.2 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.8 2.0 2.2 2.5 2.9 3.2 3.4 3.4 3.2 2.8 2.3 1.9

11
2.3 1.9 1.7 1.6 1.8 2.1 2.4 2.8 3.0 3.2 3.3 3.2 3.1 2.8 2.6 2.4 2.2 2.0 1.9 1.9 2.0 2.2 2.6 2.9 3.3 3.5 3.5 3.3 2.9 2.5

12
2.7 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.6 1.7 2.0 2.4 2.7 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.1 2.9 2.7 2.4 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.8 1.9 2.2 2.5 2.9 3.3 3.5 3.5 3.3 2.9

13
3.0 2.6 2.3 1.9 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.8 2.2 2.5 2.8 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.9 1.7 1.6 1.7 2.0 2.4 2.8 3.2 3.4 3.4 3.2

14
3.0 2.8 2.5 2.1 1.7 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.5 2.7 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.0 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.7 2.2 2.6 3.0 3.2 3.2

15
2.9 2.8 2.6 2.3 1.9 1.5 1.2 1.0 1.1 1.3 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.4 2.1 1.8 1.5 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.5 1.9 2.4 2.8 3.0

16
2.5 2.6 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.7 1.3 1.0 0.9 0.9 1.1 1.3 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.1 1.8 1.5 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.5 1.9 2.4 2.8 3.0

17
2.0 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.0 1.6 1.2 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.9 1.1 1.4 1.7 2.0 2.2 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.2 2.0 1.6 1.2 0.9 0.7 0.8 1.1 1.6 2.0

18
1.5 1.9 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.1 1.7 1.3 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.9 1.1 1.3 1.6 1.9 2.1 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.6 1.0 0.9 0.7 0.8 1.1 1.5

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1.2 1.6 2.0 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.5 2.2 1.9 1.5 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.4 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.4 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.2 1.8 1.3 1.0 0.8 0.9 1.2

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1.0 1.3 1.7 2.2 2.6 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.4 2.1 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.7 2.0 2.3 2.6 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.4 1.9 1.5 1.2 1.0 1.1

21
1.2 1.3 1.5 1.9 2.4 2.7 2.9 3.0 2.9 2.6 2.3 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.7 1.9 2.2 2.5 2.8 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.6 2.1 1.7 1.4 1.2

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1.5 1.4 1.5 1.7 2.1 2.5 2.8 3.0 3.1 3.0 2.8 2.6 2.3 2.1 1.9 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.8 2.0 2.3 2.6 2.9 3.1 3.2 3.0 2.7 2.3 1.9 1.6

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1.9 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.8 2.1 2.5 2.8 3.0 3.1 3.1 2.9 2.7 2.5 2.3 2.1 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.9 2.2 2.6 2.9 3.2 3.2 3.1 2.8 2.4 2.0

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LE VERSACE

Duck liver
with tamarind sauce, chutney and banana
Ingredients
8 slices of frozen French duck liver 4 mini carrots 4 snap peas 1 bunch of broccoli 1 bunch cauliflower 1 piece of lotus 50gm of tamarind paste 50gm of honey

Chutney
1 banana 50gm of sugar 5cl rice vinegar

Method
Peel bananas and cut into cubes. Place in a saucepan and add 50 grams of sugar and 5 cl rice vinegar. Simmer for 10-15 minutes and cool in the refrigerator. Gently cook the tamarind paste for 10 minutes in half a litre of water to soften it, pass through a sieve into another saucepan and add the honey. Reduce until syrupy. Refrigerate. Peel and cut vegetables and dip them separately in boiling salted water then cool in ice water. The vegetables should remain crisp!

Presentation
Heat the vegetables in olive oil; meanwhile decorate the plates with tamarind sauce and make a quenelle of banana chutney. Season with salt and pepper. Fry the duck liver in a hot pan. Soak the scallops with paper towels. Arrange the vegetables and slices of duck liver. The duck liver recipe is ready to eat.

About Chef Alain Carré Alain was born in the Loire region of France , famous for its magnificent chateaux. At the age of 15, he entered an apprenticeship at a gourmet restaurant to train as a chef – and fell in love with cooking. Wanting to improve his knowledge and experience , he went on to train in a tea house in Amboise – this time in the art of patisserie . Armed with his two certificates, he moved to Paris for five years, where he worked in various kitchens, including the famous, Le Meurice . He then moved to Switzerland , where he was a contemporary of the Michelin 2-star chef, Carlo Crisci . The next step in his career saw him in charge of 5-star ovens in Montreux, where he met Georges Dufresne . They immediately hit it off personally and professionally and , after three years, decided to take up a new challenge together in Thailand . These two friends soon discovered the perfect harmony in this magical country, complementing the love that they both have for their chosen profession . For more information, contact: Le Versace +66 76 290492, +66 82 448 4887

www.leversace.com

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Patong Seafood
Daily 8am-midnight | +66 76 341244

International

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

Indian

Take a journey into the home of real Thai food! Patong Seafood Restaurant was the first seafood restaurant to open in (what was then) the village-like Patong. It has changed little since then, except for a major refurbishment in 2005 which retained the original Thai style, with open dining area and a high circular ceiling. Only the freshest seafood is brought straight from the boat or market to give you the finest selections, which are on display – chilled and ready to eat. The kitchens at Patong Seafood Restaurant are amazing; their chefs, with many years of experience, prepare your seafood and other Thai delicacies to perfection. The first thing that you notice are the friendly staff. The smiles, the attentiveness and the helpfulness in making your choice tell you why so many visitors and local residents come back time and time again to enjoy this real taste of Thailand. Beach Rd, 200 metres north of Soi Bangla in Patong www.wheretoeat-phuket.com

Baluchi is in the heart of Patong and in Karon, yet their relaxed atmosphere, with soft background Indian music, creates a great ambience perfect for either family dining or entertaining clients. They take pride in using only fresh, authentic Indian spices, freshly ground in their kitchen and fresh (not frozen) meat. Homemade paneer (cottage cheese) and yoghurt, tandoori kebabs, naan and rotis, Mughlai curries and the best Indian long grain basmati rice dishes are just some of their specialties. One can taste the most mouth-watering tandoori kebabs in town, not to mention the variety of breads baked freshly in the tandoor or a delicious variety of prawn, chicken, mutton or vegetable biryani. Baluchi is the only award winning Indian restaurant on the island, serving authentic Indian cuisine using original ingredients imported from India. Baluchi Karon opens 18:30 to 23:30 every day except Saturdays.
Horizon Beach Resort, Patong and Karon Soi 2 next to Karon Football Stadium www.wheretoeat-phuket.com
75 B3

75 B2

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

Thai

Rice
Daily 7am-midnight | +66 76 294104-6 ext 5

Thai/International

'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 is one of Thailand’s best-known restaurants, with a reputation stretching much further. It's perched on a cliff, with teak floors and the swish of the surf ‘downstairs’. There are some restaurants that just encapsulate the word ‘romantic’ and here, with Tommy Doyle playing classics on his grand piano, the sea breeze and the delicate aromas of world-class cooking in the air, this House by the Sea is one of the most romantic places to eat in Phuket. On a rocky outcrop, overlooking the Andaman Sea, Baan Rim Pa prides itself in superb, authentic Royal Thai Cuisine, an ambience second to none and the most spectacular views on the island. Baan Rim Pa is the winner of the prestigious Wine Spectator Award of Excellence nine years in succession. On the coast road just north of Patong www.baanrimpa.com
63 B5

Few destinations in the world can host an evening of enjoyment with sophisticated flair and unrivalled ambience. Perched on the hillside just minutes from the crowd, RICE welcomes diners with Thai charm and hospitality. The panoramic view over Patong Bay, the piano and the superb dinner make for a relaxing occasion. RICE’s menu boasts a delightful variety of authentic Thai and Western cuisine. Seasonal and local ingredients are selected for maximum freshness and imported product for superior quality. Yum neau, Spicy grilled beef (Thai) salad, made with grilled Australian Angus Striploin will get your appetite going, while Pan-roasted duck breast with blackcurrant glaze is testimony to Chef Ta’s creativity. An upscale venue catering to tourists and locals alike, RICE provides an unsurpassed dining experience. With superb food, enchanting piano music and hospitality in a stylish environment, it doesn’t get better that this.
Baan Yin Dee Boutique Resort, Muean Ngern Rd. south end of Patong www.journeyful.com/baanyindee
74 G5

Salvatore’s
Daily, Lunch: 12-2 pm, Dinner: 6pm-midnight | +66 76 225958

Italian

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Looking for a break from the tourist spots? Follow locals to Salvatore’s, a typical trattoria in Phuket City. Voted one of Thailand’s best restaurants by Tatler’s guide for six consecutive years, Salvatore offers the most authentic Italian cuisine using the finest fresh ingredients – Homemade tagliatelle pasta with fresh crab meat and cream sauce, Sea bass in salt crust or typical Sardinian Gnocchi served with fresh parmesan. The food is prepared under the careful eye of Sardinian chef and owner, Salvatore Cossu, a friendly fixture on Phuket’s restaurant scene who personally shops in local markets. Bread and pastas are home made daily. And don't be afraid to 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. Salvatore's has now reopened with a brand new restaurant and wine bar in a redesigned space. Near the circle and fresh market in Phuket Town www.salvatorestaurant.com
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Da Vinci
Daily 5.30-11.00pm | +66 76 289574

Italian

Urban Food
Daily 10am-11pm | www.urbanfood.co.th

Asian & International

Relish an authentic style of cooking of a diverse array of Italian favourites and new combinations served in a cozy ambiance, or savour pizzas in a separate casual seating area by a wood-fired oven. An evening must kick off with an aperitif! And so we did, at DaVinci's super-stylish 'V Lounge' cocktail bar. The restaurant itself is open air, but with enough cover for when the rains come (and with an airconditioned dining room too). The whole place is tasteful, beautifully designed and welcoming, while the children’s play area allows parents to keep their kids in sight while relaxing with a fine meal. Everything at DaVinci comes from the kitchen with the freshest ingredients. The Lasagne Al Forno and the Spaghetti Neri Pomodorini Calamari e Gamberi (all homemade pasta) are superb in their simplicity. For superlative Italian cuisine, with the freshest of ingredients, in a truly classy environment, be sure to try DaVinci and discover a renaissance of food. Centre of Nai Harn on the road to Rawai www.davinciphuket.com
119 B6

Urban Food is new, enjoyable and affordable – a refreshing dining experience. A spacious open kitchen, stylish terrace with Pop’Art oak barrels, blackboard menus and copper pots and pans give the feeling of a Food Gallery to this trendy Brasserie. From Thai and Asian specialities, prepared in two giant woks, to an vast selection of skewers grilled under your eyes, Urban Food also redesigns some Mediterranean favourites, such as Ratatouille crumble, Foie gras tartine and Italian veal osso bucco presented in fantasy mini cocottes, colorful 'tagines' clay pots and Chinese bamboo steamers. To finish − and put a smile on your stomach, try the original creation of the Tatin sisters: the legendary upside down 'Apple Tart Tatin'. After its success at Jungceylon Patong, Urban Food heads to Phuket Town to open its second branch at Central Festival. Urban Food is a friendly meeting point for everyone where food lovers will enjoy the culinary art of this Food Gallery.
Central Festival Ground Floor Tel: +66 76 307155 Jungceylon Sino Area Tel: +66 76 366192
80 75 F3 C3

VSET

Modern Western Cuisine

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

VSET is a "restaurant at its extraordinary best". VSET, pronounced "Vi-Sate", in Thai means "extraordinary". It's the first gastronomic restaurant at Chalong pier and has a naturally-thatched roof, quaint interior and an open kitchen where you can see Master Chef Ronnie Macuja and his talented team at work. Whether you prefer indoor or outdoor seating, this intimately proportioned venue serves up delicious fare in a homey atmosphere. Multi-award winning chef Ronnie's creations combine established methods with local flare and creativity producing a stellar menu. Notable dishes include: Phuket lobster salad, Foie gras parfait, Cognacflamed Lobster bisque, Australian lamb cutlet, Red snapper steak and Honey-glazed pork belly. These only touch the surface, while a fine wine list adds an essential touch and a tantalising selection of desserts rounds it all off. VSET is centered on the palate, but it's how everything fits together that makes this a truly extraordinary place. The pier at Chalong Bay (next to Kan Eang @pier) www.vsetrestaurant.com, sales@vsetrestaurant.com
110 G4

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

Thai

Kan Eang@pier
Daily 10.30am-11pm | +66 83 173 1187, +66 76 381212

Seafood/Thai

Kantok Restaurant offers you a natural and warm ambiance where traditional healthy food is served. "The Kantok" table was originally used by the northern households welcoming guests of importance into their homes. Kantok's Thai set is attentively prepared, beginning with our Thai appetizer platter, including items that continue to be a rare delicacy these days due to the delicate mix of ingredients needed to create an authentic and unique taste. A sampling of our main event, including green curry chicken, mussaman curry and our famed red duck curry is something not to be missed. End your district culinary experience with a local Thai dessert. If you haven't tried the best red duck curry in town you should not miss, it is well worth the effort of doing so. It is definitely a relaxing and an almost hypnotic way to enjoy the evening. Thai classical dance show runs on Mon, Wed and Fri from 7.30-9pm Burasari, Patong Beach www.burasari.com
75 B4

Kan Eang, meaning "feel at ease", invites you to unwind with the soothing sounds of the sea & a stunning view of Chalong Bay. Savour freshly caught seafood, Thai delights & selected Japanese dishes. Kan Eang@pier is more than a restaurant, it's a destination. Originally called Kan Eang 1, it has been preparing great seafood dishes for more than 30 years and has long been a favourite among locals and visitors from around the world. Kan Eang@pier continues the tradition of satisfying any palate with its selected fresh seafood and local specialities. Kan Eang@pier has the flexibility to cater for everything from intimate dinners to special events and large banquets. Its friendly and attentive staff and seaside seating in an idyllic setting offer a relaxing and pleasant dining experience day or night. Enjoy a panoramic view of the yacht harbour and nearby islands.
The pier of Chalong Bay www.kaneang-pier.com, sales@kaneang-pier.com
110 G4

9 A2

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Nikita’s

International/Thai/Seafood

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

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

Mediterranean Tapas Bar

South Phuket's premier beach-side bar & restaurant, Nikita's at Rawai, is a real favourite. The absolute seafront, garden-sala café-bar with fantastic island views across Chalong Bay, a shady setting & cool sea breeze is unbeatable for relaxing away balmy afternoons & evenings. Time means nothing at Nikita's on peaceful Rawai Beach. The well-trained team offers real Thai hospitality, while guests sit happily daydreaming for hours, observing life on the water & chatting with friends. The extensive menu of authentic Thai food, fresh seafood & the famous wood-fired pizzas − along with a selection of over 50 quality wines, cool cocktails, icy cold beers, English draught cider, delicious fruit shakes, an excellent coffee menu and service with a smile – is a winner with visitors as well as the many locals who make Nikita's a second home. Dine or relax under the sala, at garden tables or outdoors by the sea. Great food, great music, great wine, great friends… Nikita’s. Located on the water's edge on Rawai Beach Rd www.nikitas-phuket.com
123 D4

New, chic, Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas, brings sophisticated style to the tropical beauty of Phuket with its two unique dining venues − both with outstanding service, fine cuisine & views to match. It’s chic! It’s modern! It’s hip! It’s laid-back! It’s Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas. PLUM Restaurant is 'reborn' with ‘value’ as a main item on its menu. "Back to basics" with a fresh and creative touch, featuring Mediterranean home-style & creative Thai-inspired dishes. Plum redefines value for money with over 20 wine labels under 1,400 Baht net. Fantastic views, great service complement this experience! Vanilla Sky Bar & Lounge – the pinnacle of the resort – serves distinctive cocktails and interesting tapas backed by a breathtaking view of Kamala Bay. Step out on the terrace, slip into one of the chairs; you'll feel you've reached a small piece of heaven on earth. Experience Cape Sienna & be surprised by the amazing location, delicious food, great drinks, good music and stunning view…
Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas, Kamala Cliff www.capesienna.com, fb@capesienna.com
40 E5

Weekly SET MENU, 2 courses with a glass of wine @ 375 Baht After 2 course dinner, free limoncello A bottle of Chianti, 990 Baht

110 F4

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110 G4

110 G4

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

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

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

Daily 11am – 10pm : +66 76 600108 Jungceylon 2nd Floor, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150 ejshin2000@hanmail.net www.phukethairstudio9.com
Rat-U-Thit Rd

จังซีลอน ปาตอง
75 C3

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

Lemongrass founder, Bobby Duchowny, studied aromatherapy – a healing art that promotes massage, when combined with specific herb and spice oils, as a method to reduce stress, boost energy and heal certain physical ailments – at the American Aromatherapy Association. Some years ago while on holiday in Thailand, he visited an organic farm in Petchaboon province and became interested in the natural healing properties of Thai herbs and spices. “I was particularly attracted to lemon grass as it was used in many popular Thai foods, as a medicine for stomach disorders and even as a repellent for mosquitoes,” he recalls. Bobby used lemon grass as his signature herb to create a line of essential oils, face and body creams, shower gels and bath crystals, which he and his wife Palita sold at Bangkok’s world-famous Weekend Market. What started, several years ago, as a modest enterprise has blossomed into a successful operation offering over 90 oils and a wide range of body care products through many outlets, as well as supplying many of Thailand’s top resorts and spas with aromatherapy oils. “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 percent aloe vera, white orchid and cucumber extracts. And he’s developed a revitalizing mineral muscle soak made from Andaman Sea salt crystals, blended with white orchid and chamomile extracts, to help draw out impurities and soothe and revive tense muscles. “People are sensitive to different scents at different times of day. It’s a good idea to get a variety of essential oils and experiment with what smells and feels good to you,” he says. “Our aromatherapy massage and body oils can be either uplifting or calming to the spirit. They’re carefully balanced hand-blended oils created by adding pure essential oils to nourishing, vitamin E enriched, sweet almond and jojoba base oils. Lemongrass has won many awards, including Condé Nast Hot List 2007, and has been featured in several top magazines, including Time Magazine’s “Best of Asia”. According to Time, “If you want to smell like no one else, try mixing a selection from the more than 90 natural scents at Lemongrass House.” Lemongrass House is located in Cherngtalay and Surin Beach, where you can buy their full range of spa products at modest prices, making perfect gifts for friends and family who can enjoy the aromatic scents of Asia in the privacy of their homes – no matter where in the world they live.

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

SURIN BEACH
CAR PARK

Lemongrass House
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Surin Bay Inn

2 House

Lemongrass

CHERNGTALAY

To Tha Reua

To Kamala

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

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

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

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

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

ถนนเยาวราช สามกอง
81 A1

SAM KONG
To Downtown Yaowarat Rd.

THE ROYAL SPA

Vachira Hospital

Index

KHAO RANG

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Oasis Spa

Day Spa of The Year Asia Spa Awards 2012

Thailand Tourism Awards, Excellent Day Spa 2008, 2010

SPA & BEAUTY

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

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

Enjoy this Special Offer
Buy 1 Get 1 FREE on the following spa packages at Oasis Spa Phuket, in Laguna, Kamala and Kata from now until 31 March 2013 King of Oasis Signature Massage 2 hours, THB 3,900++ By the end of this two-hour massage, you will feel wonderful. Enjoy this powerful, yet pleasing treatment combining Thai massage techniques with Aromatherapy massage. Called by some “stress-management” Thai style, it begins with a Thai Herbal Hot Compress along the strong muscle lines followed by a Hot Oil Massage that works and stretches the muscles while reopening the body’s energy pathways. Queen of Oasis Signature Massage 2 hours, THB 3,900++ A therapy that combines the best of Eastern and Western massages to bring out your inner strength. The ancient oriental massage integrated into this therapy focuses on the 10 energy lines along which the body's energy works to detoxify, improve organ function, and promote self-healing. The Swedish, Hot Stone, and Aromatherapy Massage further rejuvenates and enhances health and vigour. It realigns a woman’s life-energy, improves digestion, and promotes inner harmony. You will regain your sparkle! Oasis Summer Day 3 hours, THB 4,900++ Too much fun in the sun? Restore and protect your skin from the damage of the sun’s rays with this 3-hours spa package. Begin treatment with your choice of Aloe Vera Mint Body Scrub or Aloe Vera Mint Body Wrap … then enjoy a cool, refreshing Body Massage … and finish with a Biodroga® After Sun Facial Treatment that protects, repairs, and smoothes the skin. On the other hand, you could skip the sun and give your skin a therapy session it will love.

Oasis 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

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 Moo 3 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 Daily 10am – 10pm : +66 76 337777 www.oasisspa.net cs@oasisspa.net
To Layan
BANGTAO BEACH KATA BEACH

โอเอซิส สปา สาขา ลากูนา สาขา กะตะ และ สาขา กมลา
26 108 40 F5 G5 G5

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

To Kata Noi

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Sukko Cultural Spa
SPA & BEAUTY

“The Best Spa In Southeast Asia”

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

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

Signature treatment
Sukko Synergy Body Massage 120 minutes, THB 3,100++ Sukko Synergy Body Massage is performed by hands, using finger pressure on energy points and smooth strokes along energy lines. During the movements of the massage, the moleclues of essential oils in Sukko elegant aromatic massage oils will be absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream to benefit the nervous system and other parts of the body while vitamins and minerals – rich silky base oils – nourish the skin. Weak points in the body are retreated, headaches and muscular tension are reduced, skin conditions are improved and concentration and energy levels are increased. All body, mind and spirit are brought to the balance and in harmony. Sukko Spa, one of Phuket’s most luxurious spas, is located on Promotion for a couple or 2 persons Start at 10,000 THB Free UPGRADE to “Jantra Exclusive Spa Villa” & transportation service, Valid from now until 31 March 2013 For more details please feel free to visit www.sukkospa.com Chaofa Road just 30 minutes from Phuket International Airport, 10 minutes from Phuket Town, 30 minutes from Kata or Karon Beach and 20 minutes from Patong Beach. It is creatively designed in a contemporary Thai style, set amongst 15 rai (6 acres) of luxuriously landscaped tropical forest.

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

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Atmanjai Wellness Spa
SPA & BEAUTY
More than a massage… a journey to heal the body, relax the mind and free the spirit. Atmanjai is the perfect restorative adventure to release stress and fatigue.

Loving service is our 1st technique
If you are a traveller looking for more than the usual massage and spa treatment, Atmanjai is a haven offering the exact restorative and rejuvenating treatments and programmes you have been seeking. In order to best serve you, we take excellent care of our staff, so that they are in the best possible state of health and happiness – you will feel the difference. Services at Atmanjai can be enjoyed from as little as one hour to as long as one month. Our intention is to provide your body exactly what it needs in order for you to optimize your relaxation, energy, clarity and health. Our spa offers a full range of services, including; massage, scrubs, wraps, manicure, pedicure, waxing, yoga and colon cleansing. Before or after your visit we invite you to enjoy relaxing in our beachfront pool. After spa treatments, many of our clients appreciate the opportunity to relax in our beachfront bar which serves a range of made to order fresh, organic juices and smoothies. The poolside SuperNatural Restaurant has a menu that offers a wide range of raw vegan, Thai, seafood and western dishes – something to please everyone. Whether you visit for an hour, half a day or a full day, your visit to Atmanjai can leave you feeling like you have been on holiday for a week, it’s really that relaxing and restorative. We accept a limited number of clients for our spa and wellness programmess. This ensures high quality service and a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.

Some treatments & packages
Thai Treat Package: 90 minutes, THB 2,250 incl all taxes • Aroma Salt Scrub (30 minutes) • Thai or Aromatherapy Massage (60 minutes) Finish with a fresh to order Organic Tropical Juice to revitalize you Refresh & Rejuvenate Package: 180 minutes, THB 4,900 incl all taxes • Walnut Salt Scrub (30 minutes) • Thai or Aromatherapy Massage (90 minutes) • Algotherm Facial (60 minutes) Finish with a fresh to order Organic Tropical Juice to revitalize you Happy & Healthy Package: 4 hours, THB 5,900 incl all taxes • Far Infra Red Sauna + Ozone (30 minutes) • Thai or Aromatherapy Massage (90 minutes) • Ion Cleanse for toxin release (30 minutes) • Algotherm Body Wrap (90 minutes) Delicious and nutritious lunch in our beachfront SuperNatural Restaurant

Daily 9am – 9pm : +66 89 650 6827 Friendship Beach Resort 27/1 Soi Mittrapap, Viset Rd., Rawai, Phuket 83130 bookings@atmanjai.com www.atmanjai.com
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TRAVEL AROUND PHUKET

Fifteen ago, the historic Phuket Old Town district in Phuket Town was a charming but slightly faded place in danger of being lost to modern development. But Phuket residents and tourism figures saw the potential in preserving and promoting Phuket’s fascinating past, and a restoration effort of the Old Town was launched.

Renaissance

Phuket Old Town’s

Soi Rommanee

In the years since, the five main Old Town streets, Dibuk, Thalang, Phang Nga, Rassada and Krabi roads, plus Soi Romanee and other small lanes have been given an uplift. Much to every photographer’s delight, unsightly power lines along Dibuk and Thalang roads have now been buried, allowing the beauty of the centuries-old Sino-Portuguese buildings to shine through. More power line projects are in the works for other streets. Soi Romanee has seen the most striking changes. This narrow oneway lane was once a rowdy red-light street for Chinese immigrants back in Phuket’s heady tin-mining days. Then it saw a decline, and up until about five years ago most of its buildings sat in an

unused and crumbling state. Since then, nearly all of the two-storey structures lining the soi have been given a bright new coat of pastel-toned paint and some hip cafes and offices have opened up. A one-stop shop explaining Phuket’s past is found along Phang Nga road. This new Phuket City Information Centre has photos and displays that explain the meaning behind the different architectural details of the buildings in the area, plus models of an old-style well and oven. Here, you can pick up a free booklet called ‘Enchanted Phuket Town’, published by the Phuket City Municipality, that’s brimming with information, in Thai and English, about Phuket Old Town and nearby attractions, as well as a suggested walking tour and map.

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Blue Elephant

Next door there’s another transformation taking place at the On On Hotel. Built in 1929, the hotel’s intricate white facade has made a striking presence in the area, so much so that it was chosen as a backdrop in the film ‘The Beach’ starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Inside, it had a rather grand lobby area but the guest rooms upstairs were small and rather dingy. Up until last year, it was a cheap spot favoured by backpackers on a tight budget. Now it’s closed for renovation and the rooms are getting a major facelift. Under new management, the hotel is being rebranded ‘The Memory at On On Hotel’. ork It was due to re-open this February, but by the looks of the work r underway at the time of writing, it will more likely be March or April. the room behind the Ch h b h d h Chinese god statues, where large murals of Chinese warriors are found, part of the original design that have now been restored. The former Standard Chartered Bank building at the corner of Phuket and Phang Nga roads is being turned into a museum for the Baba-Peranakan culture that thrives in Phuket and elsewhere around Southeast Asia. Baba-Peranakan grew from the blending of Chinese, Malay and Thai cultures following the large influx of Chinese immigrant workers to the region in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The museum is still under development – at the time of writing it was open only occasionally and there was a modest exhibition of women’s traditional Baba attire on display. The 100-year-old building once housed Phuket’s first foreign bank and sits opposite the town’s original police station and clock tower, also under renovation. One of the stately old mansions along Krabi Road now houses the Blue Elephant, a branch of the international Thai restaurant and cookery school found in London, Paris and other cities in Europe and Asia. This former governor’s residence was built in 1903; it has long been a stunning sight for people passing by, even in its dereliction. When Blue Elephant took over, it spent millions of baht in restoring the building to its former elegance, with added modern flourishes. It’s now a must-visit place for both cuisine and history buffs, and its stylish surrounds have made Blue Elephant a popular choice for wedding receptions and magazine photo shoots. Next door sits Chinpracha House, one of the few mansions in Phuket that are open to the public. The current owners are descendants of the original builder Prapitak Chinpracha, the son of an immigrant from the Fujian region of China who made his fortune in tin mining. The 110-year-old home has been maintained in pristine condition and is chock-full of a collection of photographs, furniture and artifacts from China and old Phuket. Its cool, tranquil interior feels a world away from the hot, hectic resort areas of Phuket -- a perfect antidote for those needing a break from the beach.

Shrine of Serene Light on Phang Nga Road has been home to Chinese-speaking men with hammers and chisels for a few years now, as the 1891 shrine has been undergoing a major restoration. Formerly a private shrine belonging to a prominent Phuket family of Hokkien Chinese origin, the entrance was once tiny and hard to spot on the road. Now it’s been opened up and there are not one, but two, elaborate arches along the entrance path with fierce dragons among the intricate detailing along the top. At one side of the main shrine a new blue and white building in traditional Sino-Portuguese style is in construction, and the shrine’s interior has been painted and carefully restored. Be sure to visit

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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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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 spectawcular 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 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.

For more information or to see our vast range of products, please contact the branch nearest you… B.M.P. Phuket99/34 Moo 5 Chalermprakiet R9 Rd., T. Rassada, A. Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand +66 76 255340-1 Fax: +66 76 255339 bmpthai@gmail.com B.M.P. BKK 2083 Pathanakarn Rd., Suanluang, Bangkok 10250, Thailand +66 2 720 4206-7 Fax: +66 2 720 4208 bmpbkk@yahoo.com B.M.P. Samui 39/22 Moo 5, T. Meanam, A. Koh Samui, Suratthani 84330, Thailand +66 81 968 5324 brianna@ipmsamui.com www.bmpthai.com
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The View Luxury Seaview Condominium

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

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

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Architectural Style “Living with Vision”
The low-density, low rise, architectural style is a modern tropical contemporary design with strong and deliberate emphasis employed to maximize the view, whilst protecting personal privacy. Careful selection of appropriate materials helps to ensure the practicality and durability of the construction without compromising the aesthetic or function of the units. Each block is constructed in light bright white allowing excellent natural light, whilst the generous windows and full height doors allow optimum ventilation reducing reliance on air conditioning and maintaining our commitment to greener, sustainable development. opportunities to invest in high quality real estate and secure value for money. The units are designed to achieve both significant rental returns and capital growth.

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

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

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

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Vista del Mar
PROPERTY CHOICE
Sh ow v illa no wo pen !

Location: Vista del Mar development offers a unique lifestyle
and investment opportunity in a truly stunning location – in Naithon, one of the best and unspoiled beaches of Phuket, on Naithon’s ‘Golden Mile’, neighbouring several multimillion-dollar developments. Vista del Mar pool villas are carefully nestled on the hilly slope overlooking Naithon between 30 - 70 metres above sea level offering superb sea and sunset views from each villa, just 600 metres from the sea and only 15 minutes from Phuket airport via a scenic hillside road.

The lower floor of the villa is perfect for hosting guests with a separate living/home theatre area and three bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom and large private terrace.

Design and Construction: The villas are delivered on a turn-key
basis, with stylish contemporary interior decor, air-conditioning, European style sanitary ware, state-of-the-art kitchen appliances, built-in furniture and landscaping. Vista del Mar offers a rare opportunity of creating a personalized design of your own dream home.

Price Range: Vista del Mar is the only new sea view villa
development in this price range, from 35 million baht, in the luxury property sector on Phuket West coast.

Concept: The stylish contemporary design of Vista del Mar was inspired by the great American architect Frank Lloyd Right and his iconic ‘Fallingwater House’. Villas completely open out to a stunning sea and sunset view, and the lush hills behind the villas offer a cooling shade and a shelter… Space: Vista Del Mar villas are 400 to 700 sqm over two levels. An alluring Feng Shui entrance with waterfalls leads from a covered car park directly to the upper (main) level of your villa. Here you find 12x4 metres private infinity swimming pool, spacious master bedroom, open space kitchen, dining and living areas, all with a fabulous sea view.

About the Developer: Vista del Mar has harnessed the talents of its truly international development team with more than 20 years of extensive international experience, ranging from housing projects in Canada, Switzerland and Finland to resorts in South East Asia to very successful chic developments here in Phuket. Management: Villa owners will enjoy full management and rental
services, security (24/7), satellite TV and broadband Internet, a children’s playground and Vista del Mar Beach Club with a restaurant right on Naithon Beach.

Contacts Vista del Mar Phuket 15 Moo 4, Naithon, Sakhu, Thalang, Phuket 83110 : +66 84 840 7624 : +66 76 273051 sales@vistadelmarphuket.com www.vistadelmarphuket.com

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The Charm Residence
PROPERTY CHOICE
"Closest Beach Condominium" in Patong project. High quality finishing of the common areas and resort amenities plus the interiors of the units makes this a high quality development.

Location: The Charm Residence is the closest condominium to
the beach in Patong, Phuket's best-known beach, making the resort special. Patong Beach has virtually no other developments that are within 50 metres 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. Since the project is located at the northern end of Patong Beach it is only minutes away from the entertainment/shopping/ restaurant district, which make up the heart of Patong, but is still at the quiet end of the beach with less noise and less traffic. The development is easily accessed off of the main "beach road" (Thaveewong Road). The location is ideal for families, retirees and couples alike.

Specification: The Charm Residence offers 3 main styles of units:
pool access unit, standard unit and duplex unit. The individual units have large beds and wardrobes, pantry and dining facilities, spacious bathrooms with bathtubs and showers, a lounge area with a couch and entertainment center with writing desk. The furnishings have been carefully selected to ensure ease of maintenance and longevity.

Price Range: Prices start from 5.9 million baht to 16.8 million baht. Concept: The Charm Residence is seen by its attention to detail in the design components of the resort, including the tropical architecture and the contemporary interior decor. The Interior decor has Asian influences mixed with contemporary design elements, which are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Space: The common areas of the development such as the infinity rooftop pool and sun deck add value to the properties within the

Contacts 200/24 Patong Beach Front Road, Patong, Kathu 83150 : +66 76 344499 : +66 76 344944 info@thecharmphuket.com www.thecharmphuket.com

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Evatown Resort
PROPERTY CHOICE
Concept: Our concept is to create an affordable practical home that “makes every day feel like a holiday”. The volume of space in our design ensures a feeling of freedom and space, while high ceilings and full height doors that open onto tropical landscaped gardens allow natural light and excellent ventilation. The calming, generously sized infinity edge swimming pools provide that decadent element of luxury. Our Villas: We offer a choice of villas ranging in size between 106213sqm, at a price range of between 4.9 to 8 million baht. Recreational facilities within the development will include a clubhouse with fitness centre surrounded by lush tropical gardens. We also offer 24-hour security with CCTV cameras, and a Smart card entry system.

Taking care of your Investment: Having delivered you a high quality property we are also here to help you manage your investment. Our services include a comprehensive management that includes a villa rental programme that can generate valuable additional income. To participate we use standard furniture packages. Details can be provided by our sales team. The Buying Process: Once you elect to purchase your villa we ask
you to complete a simple reservation form and pay a reservation deposit. We will then issue an easy to understand contract. For your comfort and peace of mind we always recommend that you select one of the many lawyers based on the island to review the details of the agreement.

Location: Located in peaceful Soi Pa Lai, on the south-east coast of
Phuket Island. Close to many delightful seafood restaurants and near Chalong Pier and Marina. Just a short distance away, you can enjoy the beauty of Rawai, Nai Harn, Kata and Karon beaches. Within easy reach of fabulous department stores such as Central Festival Phuket, Tesco Lotus and Villa Market.

About the Developer: Eva Group is already recognised as a leading developer in Phuket’s ultra competitive property market. We continue to design, construct and deliver inspired quality properties at affordable prices. Our innovative young team skillfully blends the latest engineering techniques and new construction materials to create flexible solutions for our growing client base. We pride ourselves on setting the benchmark for quality, innovation and value and are committed to the long term.

Contacts Eva Group 25/453 Moo.5, Rutchada, Muang, Phuket 83000 : +66 88 762 3848 sales@evaphukettown.com www.evaphukettown.com

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Eva Beach

by eva group
PROPERTY CHOICE

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 : +66 89 588 1919 : +66 88 756 0382 sales@thai-evagroup.com www.thai-evagroup.com

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Kata Rocks
PROPERTY CHOICE

Location: Kata Rocks is located directly on the oceanfront of
Phuket's favoured West Coast, giving stunning sunset views of the Andaman Sea and picturesque Ko Phu island. The development lies between two of Thailand's most beautiful beaches. It is within walking distance of one of Phuket's most exclusive areas, Kata Point which has some of the island's finest restaurants, cafes, bars, shops and beach clubs.

Kata Rocks has won 16 international property awards, including World’s Best Apartment. Within the Sky Villas, smart home technology allows owners to change the lighting, close the blinds, alter the air conditioning, order room service, book spa treatments and activities and enter the central entertainment server with its thousands of films and albums.

Price Range: All 34 Sky Villas have stunning infinity pools with uninterrupted sunset views and range in size from 1 – 4 bedrooms. With over 70% now sold, prices start at Baht 36m for last few remaining Villas. Concept: With a sleek modern design, Kata Rocks has been built to the highest standards, providing the space and seclusion of a private residence and the benefits of a luxury, boutique resort.
The Sky Villas nestle within the natural topography of the surrounding rock features, creating a development that is both in harmony with its location and a thoroughly modern example of tropical design. Resort facilities include an oceanfront restaurant, bar and pool, a luxury spa and wellness centre and a state-of- the-art fitness room.

Contacts Kata Rocks Co., Ltd : +66 80 533 3330 info@katarocks.com www.katarocks.com

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Anchan Villas
PROPERTY CHOICE

Location: The Anchan Villas site was chosen with care to
ensure residents enjoy the peace and tranquillity of a secluded neighbourhood with the convenience and prestige of residing in one of Phuket’s upcoming residential areas, where everything needed for comfortable living is nearby. Anchan Villas are situated in the surrounding neighbourhoods of Laguna Village, one of the islands most desirable residential areas. The pristine sands of Bang Tao Beach are nearby and Phuket International Airport is just a short drive away.

Anchan Villas are well designed, using only high standard materials and were nominated as “HIGHLY COMMENDED” Best villa Development (Phuket) Thailand Property Awards 2012.

Design & Construction: Luxurious 3 bedroom villas in a tranquil
gated community comprise the Anchan Villa neighbourhood, developed by Pearl Island Property Co., Ltd. Anchan Villas was conceived for discerning home owners and property investors seeking a second home in the tropics in a secure neighbourhood. Services provided by the project’s management ensure residents enjoy well maintained common areas and legal assistance in buying a villa. These contemporary stylish homes are built to high international standards using the best possible construction materials and are especially designed for a comfortable and convenient lifestyle in the tropics.

Price Range: Prices range from 23 - 42.7 million baht. Concept: Nestled in one of Phuket's most prestigious residential areas against a dramatic mountainous backdrop are nine uniquely exclusive yet affordable single storey villa style homes, each with its own private pool in a gated community. These contemporary Balinese style villas are an ideal investment as a holiday home in the tropics or a permanent residence, offering the peace and tranquility of a secluded location, yet just a short distance from a pristine coastline with all the modern amenities nearby. Space: Anchan Villas are designed to be specious and airy in an attractive and practical layout. The built up areas start from 515 - 1,135 sqm. and rest on plot sizes from 768-1,573 sqm. The master bedroom is separated from the main living room. Our standard house plan offers a large swimming pool of 14.5m x 5m and a large wooden terrace connected to the living room, master bedroom and garage. The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms are separated to enjoy their own private garden.

Management: The Anchan Villas community is managed by an experienced residential management company. Management services extended to residents include legal assistance in ensuring a smooth transition in purchasing and moving into a villa; maintenance of Anchan Villas common areas, including street lighting, gardening, general repairs an 24-hour security. Villa rental management is also offered to home owners who want a return on their investment by renting out their home while they are away.

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

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88 Land & Houses Hillside Phuket
PROPERTY CHOICE
Location: 88 Land and Houses Hillside Phuket 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 tourists spots. Easy access to major department stores such as Central Festival, Tesco Lotus, Big C, Index Living Mall and Home Pro Village make shopping easy and convenient. Schools, universities and hospitals are also within easy reach and a direct route to Phuket international Airport makes for easy commuting.

Space: Provided for all residents in the estate are various facilities,
namely a park on the hillside with a panoramic viewpoint, featuring a children's playground, a swimming pool and a gym. In terms of security, we keep the estate safe 24 hours with a key card and CCTV system.

Specification: This project occupies a space and there are 3 more
Modern Tropical designs of houses to suit. Topaz has 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms in 170 sqm, Sapphire has 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms in 201 sq.m., and Jasper has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms in 272 sqm where the 4th bedroom is on the ground floor (which can be adapted to be a small office). They are all designed especially for the slope of the hillside, categorised into ‘Up’ and ‘Down’ style. Every house is constructed under the theme of ‘Baan Sabai’ (comfy house) of Q-con light weight concrete panels, solar reflective tinted glass windows to lower temperature in the house, bathrooms where the wet and dry areas are clearly separated, separate cold and roomtemperature pantry rooms, air-con in every bedroom, water treatment, water pump and water tank underground − and a finished garden.

Price Range: Prices start from an affordable 6.9 million Baht. Concept: Tropical serenity is the theme of 88 Land and Houses Hillside Phuket; the houses are meant to exude a sense of relaxation as if you were staying in a resort every day. Branding the project “88”, all houses, will have a number beginning with “88”.
88 Land and Houses Hillside Phuket strived to provide a house that feels like a resort gateway, wherein dwellers can rest and relax, away from the hustle and bustle and in tune with the hillside location. We try our best to make sure that once you step into the house, you will feel as if you are walking into a garden in a mini forest. Right from the arch at the entrance to the estate, we use large trees for the main structure so that true relaxation begins there − and we go the extra mile to preserve the natural vegetation while landscaping the estate. Coming into 88 Land and Houses Hillside Phuket should instantly give the feeling of escape from the chaos outside after a long day at work. Providing a peaceful escape that is luxurious and convenient is the main goal. This project is available for only 100 families only.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Aspasia Phuket
PROPERTY CHOICE
Location: Located on the northern peninsular of one of the most
precious bays on Phuket, Kata Beach.

Space: The Aspasia’s double tiered swimming pool reflects the
natural waterfall sound of the rainforest. The development also hosts a good quality restaurant, spa and gym.

Price range:
A one bedroom A two bedroom A three bedroom 75 sqm 9.5 million baht 210 sqm 20 million baht 380 sqm 90 million baht

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

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

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

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The Accenta Phuket
PROPERTY CHOICE

Location: A 2 minute walk will bring you down to the northern part
of Kata Beach, a beach that is not too crowded., Kata village is only a 5 minutes stroll away, where a wide selection of shops, restaurants and bars are to be found.

Specification: Two types of units, single bedroom with kitchen,
living room and balcony or a three bedroom with plunge pool on the balconies.

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

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

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

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

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RAWAI: This spectacular villa, valued at 78m Baht, offers amazing views. With flawless interior design, 4 bedrooms, 2 kitchens, a gym, staff quarters and more, this must be the finest sea-view villa in Rawai / Nai Harn.

KATA: This fully furnished, 4-bedroom, all en suite, pool villa looks out over the Andaman Sea. Very high quality finishes. If open-plan living, a huge covered terrace and cool breezes are for you, then look no further.

RAWAI: A well designed ultra-modern 2-bedroom home in a quiet area of Rawai. One of 6 properties now completed. Ideal as a 2nd home or for holiday rental income. Local beaches and amenities are just minutes away.
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KATA NOI: This 3-bedroom Katamanda villa offers privacy and security in Kata's best location. Estate facilities, nearby shopping, restaurants and two pristine beaches just minutes walk away make this a very desirable property.
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CAPE PANWA: This large, 276 sqm, modern, 3-bed condo is fully furnished and equipped and is ready to move in. Gaze over the whole of Chalong Bay and the sunset from huge terraces, or swim in the 40 m pool right on the water's edge.
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NAI HARN: Located in a quiet soi, this small, modern, off-plan development of pool villas is ideal for retirement or holiday rentals. Choice of 1 to 4 beds, and a wheelchairfriendly plan is available. Construction is underway.
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RAWAI: Island Views: This 2-bedroom resale unit of 190 sqm is one of the best within the Serenity Resort & Residences in Rawai. Fully furnished and ready to move in, the resort is offering a 6% guaranteed rental return.

RAWAI: This 2-3 bedroom, fully furnished pool villa is set at the end of a quiet soi, not far from Rawai and Nai Harn beaches. It features 2 kitchens, large living area, 9 m pool and parking for 3 cars. All amenities nearby.
VILLA

KATA: A one-bedroom, 96 sqm, foreignfreehold unit with very large living/dining area, big terrace, kitchen and storage space. A quiet, shared pool is adjacent. Covered parking and an additional large lockable store room.
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KATA: A spectacular 3-bedroom private pool condo with stunning views over Kata Bay from the huge living area. Fully furnished & equipped, with a large kitchen, dining area and 3 bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms and terrace access.

COCONUT ISLAND: A few land plots remain on Coconut Island Eco Resort of Jindarin Beach; Phuket's last tropical hideaway. Plots from 1.5 m THB and quaint cottages from 1.7 m THB. Resort has its own pool, restaurant and wooden jetty.

NAI HARN: A bargain resale in the popular Sands project, just 2 min walk to the beach. Quiet surroundings overlooking Nai Harn lake. 220 Sqm, 2 ensuite bedrooms, large roof sala and BBQ area. Huge communal pool.

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KOH SIREY: Oceanfront homes with highquality finishing at only a 5 min drive to town. This area is under major development by luxury hotel brands such as Westins, Centara & Hyatt groups. Show house is now available for viewing!
VILLA

PATONG: One of the better investments in Patong with high rental yields! Linked pool villas with ocean and city views set amidst an established housing development. Contact for the investment package and viewing.
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NAITHON: Are you seeking a peaceful setting? Come take a look at this unique development now offering cosy 2 bedroom bungalows with private pool at a very affordable price. More importantly, it is only 1.8 km from Naithon Beach!
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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.
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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!
VILLA

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.

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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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• Company Registration • Tax Registration • Employee Social Security • Company Name Registration • Memorandum of Association Filing • Statutory Meeting Convening

Phuket Consult Accounting Services Foreign businesses in Thailand have a number of regulations to comply with. Just like in any country, when it comes to procedures, accounting rules, laws etc. It seems that they always want to make things difficult. We can provide these accounting services, either permanently or until such time as your operation is fully established with an accounting department.
• • • • • Bookkeeping Service Monthly Taxes Management Withholding Taxes and VAT Social Security Fund Management Tax Planning Service • • • • • Tax Problem Solving Accounting Services for Year End Year Ended Account Closing Entries Financial Statements Preparation Auditing (Certified Public Accountant)

Phuket Consult Accountancy Related Services We are experienced with all these procedures, and can expedite your registration process. We can assist you with establishing your legal presence in Thailand, including the acquisition of your business visa, work permit, and permanent residence. We handle the application and processing of work permits and related issues.
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Phuket Consult Business & Visa Services With all the rules and regulations fixed around foreign nationals who wish to remain in Thailand to work or conduct business, at times a simple visa application can lead to several visits to an overseas Thai consulate and mounds of paper work.
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Discover the best solution for your floor or wall; both exterior and interior
With showrooms in Phuket and Bangkok, our boutiques offer compact, unconfused displays, taking the "bazaar" out of the tile showroom and presenting you with an easy reference point for all your floor and wall solutions. In stock Italian porcelain tiles and the highest quality European certified porcelain tiles from China, providing superior materials for home and office renovations as well as larger commercial, residential and condominium projects. We offer a wide range of solutions to flooring requirements in pricing, whilst maintaining the same high standards of material performance and customer care. After sales services include the supply of accessories and machinery for installation and finishing, and care & maintenance products. Our Phuket showroom is not difficult to find. It is located in an easily accessible area of Cherng Talay, at Wana Park on Srisoonthorn Road, not more than 5 minutes from the Two Heroines Monument. Or if you are on a visit to Bangkok, drop by the showroom at Brighton Place

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Thailand’s Foreign Business Act

Foreign investment projects in Thailand range from billiondollar developments by multinational corporations to small and medium-sized start-ups by individual entrepreneurs. But regardless of a project’s scale and size, all foreign investment is subject to the Foreign Business Act (1999) (the “FBA”). The FBA provides the legal framework for foreign investment in the Kingdom, and any investor who is considering doing business in Thailand should be aware of the relevant legal regime. Definition of Foreigner For purposes of the FBA, a 'foreigner' is a non-Thai individual or entity (e.g. a company or partnership); a company registered in Thailand where non-Thai individuals or entities hold at least 50% of the shares; or, an entity that has at least half of its capital invested by non-Thais. Under this definition, even if a company is formed and registered in Thailand, it will be considered 'foreign' if non-Thais own 50% or more of the shares, or contribute 50% or more of its investment capital. Restrictions Like many countries, Thailand restricts foreign investment in particular industries under the premise of protecting national interests. The FBA categorises the restricted industries into three lists, which generally include sectors associated with national security, local culture, the environment and fields that Thais are, according to the law, not yet ready to compete with foreigners. Foreigners are prohibited outright from participating in the activities contained in the first list, while foreigners need special permission from the government to conduct business in the second and third lists. The process for a foreigner to obtain permission to conduct business in the second and third lists is complicated. And even if the foreigner obtains such permission, foreign shareholding is limited and other restrictions may apply. The restricted sectors are extensive, but a few noteworthy ones include: • Newspapers • Radio & television stations • Farming & forestry • Land trading • Land, waterway & air transportation • Production of goldware & silverware • Mining • Accounting & legal services • Architecture & engineering services • Construction (with certain specific exceptions) • Brokering or agency (with certain specific exceptions) • Advertising • Hotels (except for hotel management services) • Selling food & beverages (e.g. restaurants & bars)

Nominee Arrangements and Penalties Foreigners have, in some cases, attempted to circumvent the FBA’s restrictions on investment fields by using 'nominee' Thai shareholders. Using such nominee shareholders gives the appearance that the company is local (i.e. majority-Thai owned), even though a foreign party controls it. Such an arrangement is criminalised under the FBA. Indeed, recent media reports have indicated that there has been an upswing in scrutiny regarding nominee companies. The law expressly provides criminal penalties for Thai nationals and companies that participate in nominee structures. Furthermore, foreigners that illegally operate in restricted investment fields are subject to criminal penalties, including fines and imprisonment. Such penalties extend to a company’s directors, partners and shareholders if the company itself is found to be operating in a restricted sector. Conclusion The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, of which Thailand is a member, has implemented a plan to set up a regional economic community known as the AEC ('ASEAN Economic Community'). The AEC is designed to relax the foreign investment regime in Thailand vis-à-vis other ASEAN-member countries. It remains to be seen, however, how the FBA will be specifically affected. This point is something investors should look towards as 2015 draws closer.

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

Choice of Floor Plans
Plunge Tropic Villas is inspired by the dream to have a tropical villa where the indoor and outdoor spaces merge to become one…. Spacious indoor living areas flow smoothly to grand outdoor terraces with both sunny and shaded areas surrounding the infinity edge pool with relaxing Jacuzzi and romantic Waterfall. We offer the choice of 1, 2 or 3 bedroom villas plus a wheelchair plan. Each villa offers 188 sq. m. to 235 sq. m. with Teak Vaulted Ceilings, Solid Wood Floors, private Attached Carports, built-in Wardrobes, Walk-in Closets and wide opening doors that give each villa a feeling of grand open spaces, yet at a price far below current market value. Plunge Tropic Villas satisfies the high demand for a reasonably priced villa with exceptional quality. and high rental returns. For investors, holiday home buyers, or long stay residents, we offer a complete range of property management and rental options to suit everyone’s needs.

Dare to Compare
Going…. Going…. Gone! With prices starting at 5.9 million baht, we dare you to compare our Quality, Location and Investment Value. Come and see our Show Villa or contact us now to take advantage of our introductory pricing.

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

For more information info@plungetropicvillas.com www.plungetropicvillas.com :+66 86 686 2389

…take the Plunge!
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Sinks and faucets are two more important products for every kitchen. Beauty, unique design and functionality of Häfele solutions reflect our level of detail and care for our customers.

Cat.No. 566.49.201

Häfele (Thailand) Limited, a leading supplier of hardware equipment, home appliances, furniture & kitchen fittings and sanitaryware from Germany, reveals “Axor Citterio” from Hansgrohe (569.35.291), the single lever kitchen mixer that will make your kitchen equipment complete − with unique design, and elegant appearance. Axor Citterio puts dishwashing, cleaning utensils and general cleaning at your fingertips. Hansgrohe has been the leading German brand for more than 100 years. Axor Citterio is made of brass and coated with premium polished chrome. It comes with various features: 360° swivel spout, adjustable nozzle (normal and soft spray), 9.5 L/min. flow rate, and it’s also easy to clean. Moreover, the product is designed not just to look beautiful, but to be practical too. The materials are natural and eco-friendly. Most importantly, the useful life is more than 10 years. You can rely on the quality and servicability of Axor Citterio. AXOR Citterio 1. Cat.No. 566.49.201 Price 28,600.2. Cat.No. 566.49.221 Price 19,500.3. Cat.No. 566.49.211 Price 11,500.Cat.No. 566.49.211

Cat.No. 566.49.221

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Helicam Image: Sensimar Khaolak Beachfront Resort

Sensimar

Helicam photographs the new

Khaolak Beachfront Resort

Part of the Ocean Resort Group , The Sensimar Khaolak Beachfront Resort is located at the foot of a chain of lush green hills overlooking a pristine golden sand beach of Khao Lak beach and Andaman bay. Helicam were contacted by Khun Janthima, the Sales Coordinator for Ocean Resort Group, who required new aerial imagery of their resort in Khao Lak. Helicam had previously taken shots of the old resort some years ago prior to the new resort being built. The Helicam crew reached the resort within two hours from leaving their office in Phuket. Once on site, the crew quickly fly into action, launching the small RC controlled helicopter; the pilot / cameraman, Phil, positions the camera platform and starts taking the required imagery. Once the helicopter is safely returned to earth, images are examined and pieced together creating the final aerial images of the resort. All the system work is completed by the Helicam Studio back in their office in Phuket.

For more information : +66 89 874 7464 : +66 87 281 0451 www.helicam.asia info@helicam.asia.

Aerial Image shows the Resorts Pools and Gardens
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View Points
Karon Viewpoint:
Sometimes referred to as the Three Bay Viewpoint. View point is located between Nai Harn and Kata noi Beaches. This is a very tastefully developed facility with a Thai-style sala, which offers superb views on several levels. From here Kata Noi, Kata and Karon beaches can be seen and out to sea is Koh Poo Island. It is one of the island's best views. How to get there: Kata Viewpoint is located along the road between Kata Beach and Nai Harn Beach, just 5 kilometers from Kata Beach

If you are looking for a change from the beach, why not check out the views from Phuket's hilltop view points? You will experience magnificent vistas, cool breezes and most view points have refreshments available. Don't forget your camera.
Rang Hill:
Rang Hill lies to the northwest of Phuket City. The hilltop has been landscaped into a park and fitness facilities are offered. A winding tree-lined road takes you right to the summit where a sala offers shade during the day. Once there you can enjoy views of the city and beaches on the south and southwest of the island. Try a visit at night when the lights of the city are like a million diamonds scattered on night blue silk.
Kor Sim Bi @ Rang Hill

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Khao Kad 360° Viewpoint:
Khao Kad offers wonderful views of the Andaman Sea beaches and neighbouring islands from a different perspective – from Cape Panwa in Vichit district. Sunsets are on a par with Promthep. Visitors are faced with a stiff climb up 138 steps. Once there the fresh breezes and tranquil surroundings are a sufficient reward. The viewpoint has good parking facilities and services. How to get there: Take Sakdidet Road as far as Baan Muang Thong (Muang Thong Village) or follow the signs to Makham Bay and turn right just before arriving at Panwa Cape. The turning is well signposted.

Khao Kad 360° Viewpoint:

Phromthep Cape during sunset

Phromthep Cape (Laem Phromthep):
This is the most popular and largest of all the view points. The area has been developed to offer extensive views over the sea and there are walking paths from the cliffs to the water's edge for the adventurous. The sunsets are absolutely breathtaking and never the same two days running. If you are romantically inclined this is the place to come in the evenings and hold hands as the setting sun paints the evening skies in towering kaleidoscopes of light and shade. On top of Promthep Cape is a very pretty structure, the Kanchanaphisek Lighthouse which doubles as a museum. It was

constructed in 1996. If you want to check the times of sunsets, ring the Phuket Meteorological & Radio Station on +66 (0)76 211494. How to get there: Phromthep Cape is a headland on the extreme southern end of Phuket about 19 kilometres from Phuket City. You can drive there via Chalong Junction along Highway 4024 to Rawai Beach, and then follow the signs for 2 kilometres.

Phuket between Nai Harn and Promthep. This isolated spot offers superb views of the tiny Ya Nui Beach and the main Nai Harn Beach. There are always boats moored off both beaches and in December the anchorages really come alive as the Phuket King's Cup Regatta gets under way. How to get there: Drive from Nai Harn Beach towards the highest hilltop and take the first road on the right. You will spot the windmill on your right hand side..

Windmill View Point:
As the name would suggest this hilltop boasts a modern windmill – the only one on the island. It can be found on the south of

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Perfect Prices, Prime Location Spark Massive Investor Interest in Zcape X2 Concept Condo by Tri Property
Zcape X2 Condominium by Tri Property offers perfect prices in a prime residential location with eco-architecture aimed at fulfilling multi-dimensional lifestyles.

Tri Property has generated massive interest among regional property investors and upped the ante in the local residential property market with the launch of another affordable condominium with eco-friendly architecture in a prime location in Cherng Talay. Following successful sell-out début in Phuket of Zcape Condominium by Tri Property in July, the Thai developer has now added another dynamic dimension to Phuket's lifestyle trends with the December 15 launch of another innovative condo concept: Zcape X2 Condominium. Forming part of a new cosmopolitan community near Bangtao Beach on the west coast, the green architecture of Zcape X2 Condominium adds another dimension to the future of island lifestyles with oneand two-bedroom lake and pool view homes starting from 1.49 million baht. Situated next to Boat Avenue, Zcape X2 residents will enjoy exclusive access to Thailand's first 'container mall'. Designed to be energy efficient and with a variety of innovative features to fulfil multi-dimensional lifestyles, Zcape X2 Condominium's 191 one- and two-bedroom homes range from 26sqm to 40sqm in a modern seven-storey residence with exclusive resort-like facilities. Local visionary, Tri Property CFO Chaiwat Tuntiwiwat: “Zcape X2 Condominium is exclusive, exotic and affordable with 62-metrelong lap pool and children's play pool, an Exclusive Pool Lounge and Fitness Centre with a 180-degree lake and pool view. Urban Property Pioneer and Tri Property CEO Adisorn Vivakanond: “Tri Property is dedicated to building vibrant communities of like-minded people who are seeking an ideal lifestyle of balance between work and leisure.” The Tri Property partners put the Zcape concept success down to offering affordability and convenience in a prime location with
Zcape X2 Condominium's smartly designed one- and two-bedroom units combine many innovative space saving, multi-purpose features to bring a healthy balance between work and leisure.

smart, innovative “desirable design” for today's multi-dimensional, international lifestyles. Zcape X2 features more space-saving innovations pioneered by Tri Property, such as sliding partition walls and multi-purpose 'Moveable' furniture, plus a built-in kitchen with plenty of storage space. “The location was chosen for its 'green design' potential. The northand south-facing units minimize direct sunlight while positioning maximizes natural ventilation to reduce power consumption,” said Adisorn. Bangtao Beach is a short walk from the residence, as well as major commuting routes linking the airport and Phuket Town centre. “Ultimately, Tri Property's Zcape condo concept is a perfect fit for the next generation of Phuket residents looking for affordable style and convenience,“ said Adisorn. For more information visit www.z-phuket.com sales@z-phuket.com : +66 84 444 0707-9

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Property: Zcape X2 Condominium Number of units: 191 (furnished) Unit Types: 1 & 2 bedroom Start Price: 1.49 million Unit Sizes: 26 sqm-40 sqm Floors: 7 Total Land Area: 1-2-45 rai Developer: Tri Property Co., Ltd. Designer/Architect: Preen Studio Pre-Sales Launch: 15 December, 2012 Construction Start Date: Early 2013 Completion Date: Early 2014

Zcape X2 Condominium and Boat Avenue Shopping Street is the result of collaboration between pioneering property developers Tri Property and Boat Development to establish a vibrant cosmopolitan community in Cherng Talay on the west coast of Phuket.

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