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4th Edition (2013

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by Andy Dowden & Bill O’Leary

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

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ISSUE 71 # JULY 2013

Regulars
Phuket Island map What's on: on & off Phuket (including the movies) Word of mouth People profile: Poomiphat 'Tom' Navanukroh Social Phuket Phang Nga Bay Business Profile: Kwanlapha 'Mandy' Tongsom Legal matters: Termination Provisions in Lease Agreements Things to do in Phuket Useful telephone numbers 8 12-15 16 17 23 24-25 33 63 64 65

Cars, Yachts & Yachting
Car sales: Sure Motors Cholamark Boat Sunsail yacht charters & sales DaVinci Yacht Charters Phuket tide tables: July - August 2013 18 19 20 21 22 Cover photos: Top: Karon Butterfly Condominium Bottom: DaVinci Yacht Charters

Shopping, Dining & Leisure
Helicam: Returns to the Maldives Six Senses Laamu Recipe: Canadian Lobster Cocktail Dining around Phuket 26 28 29-31

Spas, Health & Beauty
Hair Studio 9 Lemongrass House The Royal Spa Oasis Spa Sukko Spa 36 37 38 39 40

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Land & Property (Sales / Rentals)
ISS Facility Services: Cleaning Service Cape Panwa Hotel - regatta venue and more COTTO Studio The View Coco Group Eva Beach by Eva Group Kata Rocks Anchan Villas 88 Land & Houses Phuket Karon Butterfly Resort The Aspasia Phuket The Accenta Phuket The Emerald Terrace Condo Shivalai Plunge Tropic Villas Myphuketproperties St. James Properties BMP: Custom designed furniture Tile-It: Phuket's quality tile boutique HÄFELE: Microwave and Built-in Multifunction Oven 'Gorenje' Connext Condo 41 42 43 44-45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54-55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 66

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WHAT'S ON
Art Exhibition •
Till 21 July 2013 @ Phuket Art Village, Rawai. Art Workshop & Exhibition. Phuket Art Village presents an art workshop and exhibition of Asean Artists from six countries. There will be sharing of technique, style and culture to be shared so bring equipment and materials to participate. Performance art, shadow puppet show and live music on the 8th of June fom 6pm with food and drink available. Tel: +66 89 471 5653. phuketartvillage@gmail.com.

Cultural Street Festival •
15-17 July 2013 @ Kathu The 3rd Kathu Cultural Street Festival. A project to presereve traditions and culture and to promote tourism, with a parade on July 15 starting at 5.30pm from Baan Ket-ho Nursery Centre to Wichit Songkram Road, Kathu. Wichit Songkram Road will be closed and street vendors set up along it. Open from 5pm-10pm with shows including Chinese opera, a lion show, Chinese acrobatics, and a Phuket Thai language competition starting from 7pm. Tel: +66 76 321500. www.kathucity.go.th.

Summer Camp •
Till 27 July @ British International School English Language Summer Camp. English language summer camps for kids 8-15. ESL in the mornings and in the afternoons and evenings activities such as sports, off-campus trips eg elephant trekking, sea canoeing, shopping, arts and crafts, drama and music. All instructors are experienced native English speakers and will teach the curriculum and theories based on the Cambridge Young Learners Programme. Tel: +66 76 335555. www.bisphuket.ac.th.

Regatta •
17-21 July 2013 @ Cape Panwa Hotel The 10th Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2013, the 'green season' regatta is celebrating its 10th year. A yacht racing and social extravaganza that comprises four days of international standard yacht racing and four nights of beachside parties, the regatta welcomes serious racers and laid-back cruisers. More than 35 boats and 400 participants are expected to take part in the 2013 event. Taking place during the windy southwest monsoon season off Phuket's southeast coast, challenging and scenic conditions set the stage for an action packed, fun race. www.phuketraceweek.com.

Airshow •
6-7 July 2013 @ Phuket Airpark, Paklok, Thalang Phuket Airshow & Family Picnic. Celebrate America's 237th birthday with a high flying 2-day air show and family picnic. Entertainment, flying, games, music and fun. A real American-style picnic with American food and beer. Proceeds to local charities. Support this nonprofit event by becoming a sponsor, volunteer or vendor. Tel: +66 85 258 0006. www.navyleaguephuket.org.

Junior Regatta •
19-21 July 2013 @ Cape Panwa Hotel Junior Phuket Raceweek. To celebrate its 10th Anniversary, Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek is launching Junior Phuket Raceweek (JPRW). The inaugural JPRW, hosted by Regent Phuket Cape Panwa and Panwa Beach Resort Phuket, will see more than 30 youths competing in up to six races in the waters off Cape Panwa in a variety of small sailing boats. JPRW has its own alcohol free bar as well as a youth area in the Regatta Village. Tel: +66 84 060 4070. www.juniorphuketraceweek.com.

Multihull Regatta •
11 - 14 July 2013 @ Ao Chalong Yacht Club, Chalong The 5th Multihull Regatta, featuring Cruising Multihulls for the first time. Catamarans and trimarans will grace the waters of Chalong Bay during the 3-day event. The host venue is Ao Chalong Yacht Club with post-race gatherings and prize-giving ceremonies held there. Tel: +66 76 381490. race@sea-property.com. www.acyc.asia.

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WHAT'S ON Regular Events
IBAP The International Business Association of Phuket Regular meeting is on the 2nd Friday of each month. Topics are announced at: www.ibap-phuket.org. BBAP British Business Association – Phuket Holds monthly dinners and Social & Networking evenings. For more information please check the website www.bbap.org or contact the social secretary Richard Valentine at socialsec@bbap.org. Computer Clinic Phuket Computer Clinic The regular free weekly computer clinic roundtables continue every Sunday morning, 10am at the Sandwich Shoppe, Chalong. If you have a Windows problem that needs to be solved, or a question about internet service in Phuket, drop by and ask one of the assembled gurus. 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. GOMS Grumpy Old Men's Society A grumpy but happy group of local gentleman gathers 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. PIWC Phuket International Women's Club Committee Meeting 1st Thursday of each month. Meet & Greet (casual coffee morning) - 2nd Thursday. Monthly Luncheon (restaurants around Phuket) - 3rd Thursday. Coffee Morning (at a member's house) - 4th Thursday. Contact: Carole Dux on +66 76 316711. info@phuketiwc.com www.phuketiwc.com. Cricket / Rugby The Outrigger Hotels /Twenty Cricket League at the ACG Cricket Ground Matches are played every Sunday from 9am and there's touch rugby on Wednesday evenings. www.phuketcricketgroup.com / www.acgphuket.com.

Entertainment
July Choices
Theme Music @ Luna Bar, Centara Grand Beach Resort SUN: Stroll down memory lane with unforgettable hits from the 60s to the 80s with resident band. TUE: Swing those hips to the Salsa beat and Samba rhythm of South America. WED: Relax and enjoy the music of modern Pop, Hip-Hop and R&B at Luna Bar with RBC Band. FRI: A hot, hot tropical night of calypso and reggae. SAT: Enjoy good ol' Rock n Roll hits while enjoying your favourite drinks. Boat Bar @ Paradise Complex, Patong Beach The only gay disco in Patong with daily popular cabaret shows around midnight. The Boat Bar gets busy when the show starts at midnight. Live Music @ Candlelight Bar, Karon Tucked into a small corner of Karon Plaza is this courtyard bar furnished with timber tables, and decorated with beads, shells and coral. It’s the perfect venue for a reggae band, which it hosts every Sunday night. It also fires up the fish grill. Shirts and shoes optional. Live music starts at 9.30pm. Live Music nightly @ Tai Pan, Patong Live music every night with international singers. Classic Rock through to the latest dance hits. The show is on every night through to 11.45pm. Live jazz jam sessions @ Music Matters jazz bar, Phuket town One of the hidden places in Phuket town to go for Jazz, Salsa, Caribbean, African, South American or any other exotic music. Live jazz jam sessions are on every Wednesday and Saturday night.

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movies
WHAT'S ON

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

THE WOLVERINE
Genre : Adventure, Action, Superhero, Sequel Starring : Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Jessica Biel, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Rila Fukushima Based on the celebrated comic book character, this adventure takes Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), to modern-day Japan. Out of his depth in an new world, he faces deadly opponents in a battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality.

LONE RANGER
Genre : Adventure, Western, Action, Remake Starring : Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Tom Wilkinson, Ruth Wilson, Barry Pepper, Helena Bonham Carter The Lone Ranger's story begins with a group of Texas Rangers chasing down a gang of outlaws. The gang ambushes the Rangers, seemingly killing them all. One survivor is found, however, by an American Indian named Tonto, who nurses him back to health. The Ranger, donning a mask and riding a white stallion named Silver, teams up with Tonto to bring the unscrupulous gang and others of that ilk to justice.

PACIFIC RIM
Genre : Sci-Fi, Adventure, Fantasy, Action Starring : Charlie Hunman, Idris Elba, Rob Kazinsky, Max Martini, Clifton Collins Jr, Diego Klattenhoff When legions of monstrous creatures (Kaiju), start rising from the sea, a war begins that will take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind turn to two unlikely heroes - a washed-up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi). Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

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WHAT'S ON
10 July 2013@ IMPECT ARENA,Muang Thong Thani Ronan Keating returns to Thailand; new tour features Thai artist Two Popetorn as opening act on July 10, at Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani. Ticket prices are 2,500, 3,500 and 4,500 Baht. Tickets are available at all Thaiticketmajor outlets. +66 2 262 3838 www.bectero.com

UPCOMING EVENTS

Ronan Keating Fires Live 2013

1-31 Aug Songkhla International Glorify Marathon@ Hatyai 5-8 Aug Thai Tiew Thai 2013 @ Bangkok 15-18 Aug Thai International Travel Fair @ Queen Sirikit National Convention Center ,Bangkok 16-19 Aug Pattaya Sepak Takraw Cup 2013 @ Pattaya 21-27 Aug Por Tor Festival 2013 @ Phuket City 25-29 Augt IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion @ Pattaya 4-7 Sep The 10th Thailand International Logistics Fair 2013@ BITEC, Bangna, Bangkok 4-24 Sep Golf with the Phuket International Women's Club @ Laguna Golf Club, Phuket 5-25 Sep Tennis with the Phuket International Women's Club @ Hilton Hotel, Phuket 21-23 Sep Phuket Soccer Schools @ BIS and PIA schools 5-13 Oct Vegetarian festival phuket 2013 @ Phuket Times & dates of events are subject to change. Please contact the organiser for up-to-date information.

Bun Luang and Phi Ta Khon Festival 2013
10-12 July 2013 @ Phra Kaeo Asa Road, Dan Sai, Loei Highlights of the Festival include one-of-a-kind Phi Ta Khon Procession by local performers and dancing contests, a grand procession to pay homage to the Uppakhut Buddha image, a sacred Chao Pho Kuan Baisi welcoming ceremony, in addition to a couple of distinctive religious procession, traditional Buddhist sermons, and various tasty food stalls. +66 42 812812, +66 42 811405 www.phitakhon.com.

Pattaya Marathon 2013
21 July 2013 @ Pattaya City Hall, Pattaya Also known as the King's Cup marathon, this annual event is a large scale marathon and half-marathon running that attracts athletes from all over the world to participate.. Not only Thai residents are allowed to participate, but people from worldwide are also welcomed to participate this joyful event. +66 38 427667, +66 38 428750. www.tourismthailand.org.

Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival
22-23 July 2013 @ Ubon Ratchathani During the cerebration, the huge candles are prepared by people from temples throughout the province a couple of days before the procession, and then paraded through the city on floats with a beautiful lady representing an angel for each candle, each representing a local temple, district or other institution. There are also the dancers and the musicians in traditional dresses joy in the parade. +66 45 243770, +66 45 250714 www.tatnews.org

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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.

Jakkajan Seafood

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10am-10pm. Saikaew Beach near Chutchai Pier. This small restaurant on Saikaew Beach has been open for more than 30 years – serving fresh seafood and a great view of the Andaman Sea . Try Jakkajan Talay Tod Gratiem (Sand crabs deep-fried with garlic) and Koong Pad Kapi Sato (Prawns fried with shrimp paste and bitter beans). You won’t be disappointed .

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

Ch l Chalawan Kitchen, Chalong
10am-10pm. Chaofa Rd. East, just 30m from Wine Connection.

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Markinny Mate

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Mon- Fri 8.30am-9pm, Sat 8.30am12am. On Phuket Rd. near the old Standard Chartered Bank building A simple but friendly restaurant in Phuket town . The cuisine is combination of Thai and Australian food . Cheap but great taste their burgers start from 69 baht with fries. S teak from 79 baht and Pasta from 69 Baht. Markinny Mate also serves western breakfast – available all day!

Authentic Thai and European food with a large selection of meals. The signature dishes include Mussaman and Green Curry, Papaya Salad and Fish & Chips. Meals are priced from 35 baht. Excellent food at great prices. See customer comments on Trip Advisor. If you enjoy good fresh food you must pay this place a visit.

11am-2pm, Closed Fri-Sat. From Phuket town before Rajabhat University junction. Dining in a hospital is not on most people's wish list, but you will be pleasantly surprised . A range of really inexpensive and tasty vegetarian Thai food plus naughty cakes, delicious pastries and breads. Every Thursday from 11am – 2pm, a buffet with salads, Thai dishes and deserts all for just 99 Baht / person!
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Mission Hospital Restaurant

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KASEMKIJ GROUP

Poomiphat 'Tom' Navanukroh
Poomiphat 'Tom' Navanukroh (Group Director – Travel lndustry, Kasemkij Hotels) reveals why, out of all the Kasmkij properties, the acclaimed Cape Panwa Hotel holds a special place in his heart. He also tells how events like the Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek benefit the Phuket community far beyond the pleasure of sailing.
Where were you born and where are you living now? I was born in Bangkok and I still live there. How much of your time do you spend in Phuket? I travel to Phuket every month to audit the standard of services and product of our properties, normally for between five and seven days. Are you involved in any charities, clubs or associations? I am a member of TSPCA (Thai Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and assisting Kasemkij Hotels in organising its annual charity activity for the SOS Children’s Villages in Thailand. Could you tell us a bit about your family life? My two children (a daughter and a son) are in university. I travel quite extensively and my wife is also in the hotel industry, so we do not get the chance to be together much. However, we try to have a meal together at least once a week and one long vacation together once a year. What made you decide to enter the hospitality/hotel field? I guess because of my desire to meet a lot of people from around the world, and in my earlier years it was quite a prestigious and difficult field to enter. How long have you been working with Kasemkij hotels? I have been with Kasemkij Hotels for 22 years, but actually with Cape Panwa for 24 years as I started working with the hotel when it was under the management of Sheraton during 1989-1991. Could you tell us more about Cape Panwa Hotel and the work you do with this and other Kasemkij hotels? My first position at the Cape Panwa Hotel was the Director of Sales in 1991. I was based in Bangkok and worked as the General Manager for Cape House, Cape Panwa and Cape Racha Hotel before being promoted to the Group Director – Travel Industry in 2008. I'm responsible for the sales and marketing for the leisure market for the 17 properties owned by Kasemkij Hotels and for the operations of five Cape and Kantary properties in major leisure destinations: Cape Panwa Hotel-Phuket, Kantary Bay-Phuket, Kantary Beach-Khao Lak, Cape Nidhra Hotel-Hua Hin and Cape House-Bangkok. Out of 17 properties, the Cape Panwa Hotel has always been more than a hotel for me, as it has everything that a holiday-maker could wishe for: spacious rooms, secluded beach, natural tropical garden, plenty of restaurants and bars, spa, private jetty, tours, water sport facilities including a yacht and speedboats. It really is a dream holiday destination. Cape Panwa Hotel is set to be the Title Sponsor for the Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek regatta again this year. What made you decide to continue the hotel’s involvement with this event? Initially we signed a contract to be the title sponsor for Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek for two years during 2012-13. The feedback we received from those who attended last year's event was overwhelming. We found that sports tourism activities such as this help to create awareness as well as economic benefits for the hotel and the Cape Panwa area. To our surprise, a lot of people who attended Phuket Raceweek last year said that they previously didn't know that Cape Panwa Hotel had such a beautiful beach and that the location was ideal for yacht racing at this time of the year. It's the only area in Phuket where the sea is calm and safe for any water sport activities during the southwest monsoon. We're aiming to make the event recognised as one of the best regattas in Asia and eventually the best in the world. For this reason, we've decided that we will continue to be the Title Sponsor for at least another two years, until 2015, as we believe that a long-term commitment will be required to achieve our goal. How important are these events in helping to market a hotel and destination? Do you see any areas where Phuket could improve as an events destination? Events can certainly deliver key messages about a hotel, a destination and a community’s positive image to the world. The events may be in the form of MICE (meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions), sporting events, cultural events or they may be award functions like the Thailand Film Festival. In other words, an event acts as an attraction for people from outside the local community to visit the location and spend money on accommodation, food and leisure activities at the destination. Events also help to build an image in the minds of tourists who have never visited the place before. I think that if the Phuket Convention Centre can ever be built, it will bring a lot of quality travellers and income to the island. I’m hoping that it will be better organised than the Chiang Mai Convention Centre, which was open just for the 2nd Asia Pacific Water Summit in May 2013. It has since had no management to market the Centre and has held no further events. For further information about Kasemkij Hotels +66 2 233 3433 www.kasemkij.com www.capecollection.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 Camry Hybrid THB 1,120,000
PRE-OWNED: Hybrid (V), 2011, 2.4 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Mag Wheels, Central Lock, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, 38,xxx

Toyota Avanza (E)

THB 480,000

Isuzu Mu 7

THB 910,000

PRE-OWNED: White, 2010, 1.5 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Mag Wheels, Central Lock, Standard Seats, CD, 42,xxx KM.

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

Toyota Prius

THB 999,000

Ford Fiesta (S)

THB 525,000

Honda New CRV

THB 799,000

PRE-OWNED: TRD Sportivo, White, 2011, 1.8 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Mag Wheels, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, 28,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Grey, 2011, 1.6 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Mag Wheels, Central Lock, Standard Seats, ABS, Airbag, 14,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Silver Bronze, 2008, 2.0 Auto, 4WD, Electric Wing Mirrors, Mag Wheels, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, 93,xxx KM.

Toyota Vigo (G)

THB 680,000

Honda New Accord (Top) THB 990,000
PRE-OWNED: White, 2010, 2.4 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Mag Wheels, Central Lock, Navigator, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, 68,xxx KM

Toyota Vigo (E)

THB 478,000

PRE-OWNED: Gold, 2008, 3.0 Auto, 4WD, Electric Wing Mirrors, Mag Wheels, Central Lock, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, 57,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Silver Bronze, 2007, 2.5 Manual, Electric Wing Mirrors, Mag Wheels, Power Steering, Standard Seats, CD, 85,xxx KM.

Toyota Vigo Prerunner (E) THB 640,000
PRE-OWNED: Sillver Bronze, 2011, 2.5D, Manual, Electric Wing Mirror, Mag Wheels, Central Lock, Standard Seats, ABS, CD, 27,xxx KM.

Mazda 2 (5 Doors)

THB 549,000

Honda New City (V)

THB 495,000

PRE-OWNED: Blue, 2011, 1.5 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Mag Wheels, Navigator, Standard Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, 27,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: White, 2009, 1.5 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Mag Wheels, Central Lock, Leather Seats, ABS, CD, 30,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 te flares. • Stainless steel work (316), Argon Welding and perfect polishing. Cholamark is open in Chalong from 08:30-17:30, Monday-Saturday. Our office and shop is located opposite Soi Sukee on Chaofa Road, Chalong and so very close to Chalong Bay.

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

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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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Sunsail Asia
: +66 76 239057, : +66 81 891 1826

sales@sunsailasia.com www.sunsailasia.com

YACHT CHARTERS

2012 New Yachts Available Now
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Used Yachts for Sale
SUNSAIL BROKERAGE: Sunsail now have several models of used yachts coming out of the fleet 2011. WELL MAINTAINED, EXCELLENT VALUE.

Day Charters

from only THB 18,000

Koh Samui

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RYA Courses

May to October

EXPERIENCE PHUKET FROM YOUR OWN CREWED PRIVATE YACHT: Sunsail day charters are available throughout the year, offering a unique way to experience Phuket and its surrounding islands, without the crowds.

EXPERIENCE YOUR OWN ASIA SAILING ADVENTURE: Book any new bareboat charter from Koh Samui, departing April to September and receive a 20% discount off the charter fee.

LEARN TO SAIL: Join one of our RYA courses which run every week from May through October. You can come on your own or with a group of friends to experience one of the best cruising areas in the world, learning as you go.

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w w w. d a v i n c i p h u k e t . c o m

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 89 588 3476 bruce@davinciphuket.com www.davinciphuket.com

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tables 2013
USEFUL INFO
Ko Thaphao Noi (Phuket)
JULY
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
1.7 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.9 2.1 2.3 2.6 2.8 2.9 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.8 1.5 1.4 1.6 2.0 2.4 2.8 3.1 3.2 3.1 2.9 2.6 2.3 2.0

1
2.1 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.8 2.0 2.2 2.4 2.7 2.8 2.9 3.0 2.9 2.7 2.4 2.1 1.7 1.4 1.4 1.6 2.0 2.4 2.8 3.1 3.2 3.1 2.9 2.6 2.3

2
2.3 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.8 2.0 2.3 2.5 2.7 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.4 2.0 1.6 1.3 1.2 1.4 1.8 2.3 2.7 3.0 3.1 3.0 2.8 2.6

3
2.6 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.6 1.8 2.1 2.3 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.6 2.3 1.9 1.4 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.7 2.1 2.5 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.7

4
2.7 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.2 1.7 1.3 1.0 0.9 1.1 1.5 2.0 2.3 2.6 2.7 2.7

5
2.7 2.6 2.5 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.4 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.7 2.0 2.3 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.1 1.6 1.2 0.9 0.8 1.0 1.4 1.8 2.1 2.4 2.5

6
2.6 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.5 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.4 1.6 1.9 2.3 2.6 2.8 2.8 2.5 2.1 1.6 1.1 0.9 0.8 1.0 1.3 1.7 2.0 2.3

7
2.3 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.2 1.9 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.6 1.9 2.3 2.7 2.9 2.9 2.6 2.2 1.7 1.2 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.3 1.6 2.0

8
2.0 2.4 2.6 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.9 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.7 2.0 2.5 2.8 3.0 3.0 2.8 2.3 1.8 1.4 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.4 1.7

9
1.8 2.1 2.4 2.7 2.9 3.0 3.0 2.8 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.9 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.8 2.2 2.6 3.0 3.2 3.2 3.0 2.5 2.0 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.6

10
1.7 1.9 2.2 2.5 2.8 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.1 2.9 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.9 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.9 2.3 2.8 3.2 3.4 3.4 3.1 2.7 2.2 1.9 1.6 1.5 1.6

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

12
1.8 1.7 1.7 1.9 2.2 2.5 2.7 3.0 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.2 2.9 2.7 2.4 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.6 2.0 2.4 2.9 3.3 3.5 3.5 3.3 2.9 2.5 2.2 1.9

13
2.0 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.8 2.0 2.3 2.6 2.8 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.1 2.9 2.7 2.4 2.0 1.6 1.4 1.5 1.9 2.4 2.9 3.2 3.4 3.4 3.2 2.8 2.5 2.2

14
2.3 1.9 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.8 2.1 2.3 2.6 2.8 3.0 3.1 3.0 2.8 2.6 2.2 1.8 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.7 2.2 2.7 3.0 3.2 3.2 3.0 2.7 2.4

15
2.5 2.1 1.8 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.8 2.1 2.3 2.6 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.4 2.0 1.5 1.2 1.0 1.1 1.5 2.0 2.4 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.5

16
2.6 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.4 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.8 2.0 2.3 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.5 2.2 1.8 1.3 0.9 0.8 0.9 1.2 1.7 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.6 2.5

17
2.5 2.4 2.2 1.9 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.3 1.5 1.8 2.1 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.1 1.6 1.2 0.8 0.6 0.7 1.1 1.5 1.9 2.2 2.3 2.3

18
2.4 2.4 2.3 2.2 1.9 1.7 1.4 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.3 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.1 1.6 1.1 0.7 0.6 0.7 1.0 1.3 1.7 2.0 2.1

19
2.2 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.3 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.3 1.5 1.9 2.2 2.5 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.6 1.1 0.8 0.6 0.7 1.0 1.3 1.6 1.9

20
2.0 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.6 2.0 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.2 1.8 1.3 1.0 0.8 0.9 1.1 1.4 1.7

21
1.7 2.1 2.3 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.8 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.7 2.1 2.5 2.8 2.9 2.7 2.4 2.0 1.5 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.6

22
1.6 1.9 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.9 2.3 2.7 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.6 2.2 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.5

23
1.5 1.7 1.9 2.2 2.4 2.6 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.5 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.6 2.0 2.4 2.8 3.1 3.2 3.1 2.8 2.4 2.1 1.8 1.7 1.6

7 8 9 10 11 12 13

SUNDAY

14 15 16 17 18 19 20

SUNDAY

21 22 23 24 25 26 27

SUNDAY

28 29 30 31

1.8

2.1

2.3

2.4

2.5

2.5

2.4

2.2

2.0

1.8

1.7

1.7

1.8

1.9

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.3

2.2

2.1

2.0

1.8

1.7

1.7

AUGUST
1 2 3
SUNDAY

MIDNIGHT

NOON

NIGHT

0
1.7 1.7 1.8 2.0 2.2 2.5 2.7 2.9 3.1 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.6 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.5 1.6 2.0 2.4 2.8 3.1 3.3 3.3 3.1 2.9 2.6 2.3 2.1 1.9

1
1.8 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.9 2.1 2.3 2.6 2.8 3.0 3.1 3.1 2.9 2.6 2.3 1.9 1.6 1.4 1.5 1.9 2.3 2.7 3.0 3.2 3.2 3.1 2.8 2.6 2.3 2.0

2
2.0 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.9 2.1 2.4 2.7 2.9 3.0 3.0 2.8 2.5 2.1 1.7 1.4 1.2 1.4 1.7 2.1 2.5 2.8 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.7 2.4 2.2

3
2.2 1.9 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.5 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.4 1.9 1.5 1.1 1.0 1.2 1.5 1.9 2.3 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.7 2.5 2.3

4
2.3 2.1 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.4 1.7 2.0 2.3 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.2 1.8 1.3 0.9 0.8 1.0 1.3 1.6 2.0 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.4

5
2.4 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.5 1.2 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.5 1.8 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.5 2.1 1.7 1.2 0.8 0.7 0.8 1.1 1.4 1.8 2.1 2.3 2.4 2.4

6
2.5 2.4 2.3 2.1 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.3 1.7 2.0 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.5 2.2 1.7 1.2 0.8 0.7 0.8 1.0 1.3 1.7 2.0 2.2 2.3

7
2.4 2.6 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.4 1.2 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.3 1.7 2.1 2.5 2.8 2.8 2.6 2.3 1.8 1.3 1.0 0.8 0.9 1.1 1.4 1.7 2.0 2.2

8
2.3 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.4 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.8 2.3 2.7 2.9 3.0 2.8 2.4 2.0 1.5 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.5 1.8 2.1

9
2.2 2.5 2.7 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.5 2.2 1.9 1.7 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.6 2.0 2.5 2.9 3.2 3.2 3.0 2.6 2.2 1.8 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.7 2.0

10
2.0 2.3 2.6 2.8 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.0 2.8 2.5 2.2 1.9 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.8 2.2 2.7 3.1 3.4 3.4 3.2 2.8 2.4 2.1 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.9

11
1.8 2.1 2.3 2.6 2.9 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.2 3.0 2.7 2.4 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.9 2.3 2.8 3.2 3.4 3.5 3.3 3.0 2.6 2.3 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.8

12
1.8 1.8 2.0 2.3 2.5 2.8 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.2 3.0 2.8 2.5 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.8 2.3 2.8 3.2 3.4 3.4 3.3 3.0 2.7 2.4 2.1 1.9 1.8

13
1.7 1.7 1.7 1.9 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.9 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.0 2.7 2.4 2.0 1.7 1.4 1.4 1.7 2.2 2.6 3.0 3.2 3.3 3.1 2.9 2.6 2.3 2.1 1.9

14
1.8 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.8 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.9 3.0 3.0 2.8 2.6 2.2 1.8 1.4 1.2 1.2 1.5 1.9 2.4 2.7 2.9 3.0 2.9 2.7 2.4 2.2 1.9

15
1.9 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.5 1.8 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.0 1.6 1.1 0.9 0.9 1.2 1.6 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.2 2.0

16
2.0 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.5 1.8 2.1 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.2 1.8 1.3 0.9 0.7 0.7 1.0 1.4 1.8 2.1 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.1

17
2.1 1.9 1.7 1.4 1.2 1.0 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.2 1.5 1.8 2.1 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.1 1.7 1.2 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.8 1.2 1.5 1.8 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.1

18
2.2 2.1 2.0 1.7 1.5 1.2 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.9 1.1 1.3 1.7 2.0 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.1 1.6 1.2 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.8 1.1 1.4 1.7 1.9 2.1 2.2

19
2.3 2.3 2.2 2.1 1.9 1.7 1.4 1.1 1.0 0.9 0.9 1.1 1.3 1.7 2.1 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.2 1.8 1.3 0.9 0.7 0.7 0.9 1.1 1.4 1.7 1.9 2.1

20
2.2 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.2 1.9 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.8 2.2 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.0 1.5 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.3 1.6 1.8 2.1

21
2.1 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.2 1.9 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.4 1.6 2.0 2.5 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.6 2.2 1.9 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.8 2.0

22
2.0 2.2 2.5 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.5 2.2 1.9 1.7 1.5 1.4 1.5 1.8 2.2 2.7 3.0 3.1 3.1 2.9 2.5 2.2 1.9 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9

23
1.8 2.0 2.3 2.5 2.7 2.9 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.7 2.5 2.2 1.9 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.9 2.4 2.8 3.1 3.3 3.2 3.0 2.7 2.4 2.2 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.9

4 5 6 7 8 9 10

SUNDAY

11 12 13 14 15 16 17

SUNDAY

18 19 20 21 22 23 24

SUNDAY

25 26 27 28 29 30 31

1.8

1.8

1.9

2.0

2.1

2.3

2.4

2.4

2.4

2.3

2.1

2.0

1.8

1.7

1.7

1.7

1.8

2.0

2.2

2.3

2.3

2.3

2.2

2.0

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Soft opening COCO Kamala @ COCO Kamala Sale office

Ms. Illy Chen , a famous Taiwanese blogger and writer named ‘Blogger Queen’ visited Angsana

Amazing Thailand Grand Sale FAM Trip 2013 Cocktail Party
@Tablespoon Restaurant, Central Festival Phuket

Miss Thailand World 2013 (Miss Kanyapak ‘Natalie’ Phoksomboon)
joined the panel for the Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek press conference in Bangkok.

EaR y T eam Buil ding KEKE ER lla yll T ea m Buil ding Thanyapura SUPERKIDZ Triathlon
@ Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club

Pegasus Bay Wine and Cocktail Party

@ Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket

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PHANG NGA BAY

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

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

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

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g The Hon

s

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

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

on James B

d Is.

Khao Ping Kan

yee Koh Pan

Koh Panyee. To see the best of Koh Panyee, this Muslim floating village attached to the base of a towering karst island, be sure to get there either early in the morning or in the late afternoon outside of the tour group hours. The front of the village is lined with scenic yet unremarkable restaurants and many souvenir stalls. Sneak down the narrow walkways to the other side where the village’s community life is better revealed. Here’s where you’ll see the local villagers simply leading their lives: washing clothes, preparing meals, praying, seemingly oblivious to the spectacular Andaman scenery around them. Take a look at the village football pitch and you’ll soon understand why this tiny town is home to some regional champion teams. The pitch is built on a floating raft with all four sides open to the water. Having good ball control means avoiding a splashy fall into the sea. From here, it’s a just short return trip through the mangroves and back to the pier. All in all, this do-ityourself long-tail tour offers a low-key yet fun way to putter around Phang Nga Bay and take in its magnificent sights at your own pace.

Panyee football pitch

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Helicam Returns to the ....

Maldives

Helicam Electric Helibot

Six Senses Laamu
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Helicam Aerial Image: Overview of the Six Senses Laamu

Helicam returns to the Maldives to shoot exciting and dynamic marketing material from the air and ground of the Six Senses Laamu luxury resort. The resort is a combination of on-land and over-water villas constructed of sustainable materials and set around the palmfringed paradise. Within each high ceilinged retreat, organic cotton sheets and customisable pillows top the cloud-like bed angled to optimise water views. To achieve the required material the team utilises a range of equipment. For the aerial imagery and video they use the latest addition to the helicopter fleet, which uses onboard avionics & GPS navigation allowing for pin point accuracy. For the ground video and stills the crew uses a range of DSLR cameras in conjunction with camera sliders. For the virtual tour imagery on the ground they use a DSLR camera fitted with a fisheye lens to take the HDR (High Dynamic Range) multiple exposure images that will make every 360 degree location. The end result provides the customer with a taste of a tranquil location and also an interactive look at the resort on PC, Mac, Android, iPhone and iPad. Post production is done back at the Helicam office by the studio professionals. To view the video please logon to www.vimeo.com/ helicamasia and to view the virtual tour please use the link: www.abovephuket.com/clients/Six_Senses_Maldives0806/index_0806 Six Senses.html

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109 For more information on Helicam please contact: B1 Helicam Co Ltd: Jonathan : +66 89 874 7464 www.helicam.asia info@helicam.asia Phil : +66 87 281 0451 www.helicam.asia phil@helicam.asia

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THE ROYALE NAM TOK

Canadian Lobster Cocktail
in glass with Vanilla
Ingredients
1 main lobster (about 700gm) 1 tomato 1 small ripe mango 1 green Granny Smith apple Peel of 1 cucumber 1 vanilla stick from Madagascar 100 ml fresh cream 100 ml Chardonnay wine Lemongrass leaf for decoration

Method
Cook a main Lobster of 750 gm for 10 minutes in “Court-Bouillon” (water flavoured with vegetables and aromatic herbs). Keep lobster cool in fridge. Cut cubes of tomato, cucumber peel, mango and apple. Vanilla Sauce: reduce to 50% while slowly cooking 100 ml of cream and 100 ml white wine together with one Madagascar vanilla stick.

Serving
Take a large cocktail glass and fill to a level of 2 fingers with vanilla sauce followed by one tablespoon of vegetable mix. Slice the lobster and place on top the meat of a half lobster. Use the head and claws for decoration. Serve chilled with a rich, fat dry white Bourgogne wine.

About Chef Marc De Schrijver Chef Marc, comes from Aalst in Belgium,a city and municipality on the Dender River, 19 miles northwest from Brussels. He studied at the hotel school in Brugges and started his training as a kitchen help at 15yrs old in the 2 Michelin stars restaurant “De Bellemolen”. Following this, he worked in different Michelin star kitchens all over Belgium, until finally working with Master Chef Eddie Van Maele , one of the 'Top of the Top Chefs'. Working with such a great chef changed his professional life and vision! Chef Marc is a big fan of the “Classic French Cuisine” and a great sauce maker, creating gastronomic cuisine with a personal touch that is simply “Food with great taste”. Of course everything is home-made . Chef Marc and his partner and host, Corry, ran a very successful high class restaurant in Antwerp, Belgium called De Tafeljoncker for 18 years. In 2007 they built their own Sino Portugese pool villa in Phuket and shipped three containers of beautiful Belgian furniture , ornaments and equipment to Phuket. They set up The Royale Nam Tok Restaurant in their home near Kathu waterfall . They now welcome guests to their delightful and stylish restaurant just for dinner. It is an intimate setting, serving only 5/6 tables with personal and attentive service always with an eye for detail on their luxury table settings. For more information, contact: The Royale Nam Tok Restaurant +66 87 2637327, +66 85 8863422 www.royalenamtok.com

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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

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

Indian

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

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Kantok Restaurant
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

Nikita’s

International/Thai/Seafood

Plum Restaurant / Vanilla Sky
Plum 6-11.30pm Mon Closed | Vanilla 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

30

Da Vinci
Daily 5.30-11pm | +66 76 289574

Italian

VSET

Modern Western Cuisine

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

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

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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BOATHOUSE ON KATA BEACH

Kwanlapha 'Mandy' Tongsom
How long have you been with Boathouse and what attracted you to the job? I started 10 months ago as Director of Sales. I was attracted to the job because it's an iconic hotel in Phuket, with a long history. I knew of the takeover and was very interested in working on the rebranding of the resort along with the new owners and management team. Where were you working before? I used to work at The Royal Phuket Yacht Club, Naiharn, as Assistant Director of Sales Where are you from? I come from Phattalung, which is where I was born and went to school. What’s unique about Boathouse? Boathouse is an iconic, long established resort property. Its unique points are its location directly on Kata Beach, its boutique size with only 38 rooms and its awardwining food and beverage facilities. The famed cuisine, awardwinning wine cellar and attentive service at Boathouse Wine & Grill are well known and now, with the impressive RE KÁ TA beach club next door, we really have a winning combination. Why would someone choose to come to Boathouse? Visitors choose our resort because we're a small, boutique, offer amazing views over the Andaman Sea and give a highly personalised service. Our guests love the fact that we're right on the beach and that our beach boys manage the stretch of beach in front of the hotel. The restaurants represent some of the best dining experiences on Phuket, with a menu full of delectable dishes, a wine cellar of high repute, attentive service and a stunning location. Tell us something about your role in the business? I'm leading, managing, developing and implementing sales & marketing strategies for the hotel and its F&B facilities. It’s exciting exploring new avenues, new markets and new opportunities all the time! What are the main challenges as they relate to your role? To achieve our ambitious sales targets! …and what are the biggest difficulties you have to overcome? The fact that in this day and age, everything is evolving so fast... the online world (which we're all learning about every day) makes my role a very challenging one. What is your main target market? For high season it still remains Europeans and Scandinavians, whereas in low season Australians and Asians. Marketing is obviously an important part of every business – what is your approach to marketing Boathouse to your target? We spend a lot of time researching the best marketing strategies and tactics. Online marketing is critical these days, but the most important thing is to get the marketing mix right, taking into account every type of media. What do you like most about what you do now? Doing what I do in a stunning environment right on the beach. And what do you like least…? Sometimes there is just not enough time to enjoy our excellent facilities, especially a Martini in the pool on the bean bag at RE KÁ TA. What do you see as your biggest successes to date? I have just graduated with a Masters Degree in Marketing, which will help a lot to my job and develop our business. To what extent does the current global financial mess affect your business? It does affect us, of course, but we are finding other ways to sustain our business and we're lucky to be in the middle of Asia which is a great source of business, especially for low season. Is Boathouse involved in any CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) programmes? Yes we are and we've just joined Kata Green Club, an association trying to look at the important issues to be improved upon, such as beach cleaning, treatment of rubbish, etc. Please give us an overview of your typical day ‘at work’. What tools (if any) do you use to schedule your time? It’s hard to manage my time as, in the sales field, there is always something unexpected that pops up. But I do have to prioritise, so whilst I know when I will start work each day, I never know when I finish!!! How would you describe your leadership style? Role Model / Coaching. What is your over-riding ambition at this stage in your life? To own my own business, probably a small hotel. For further information about Boathouse on Kata Beach 182 Koktanode Road, Kata Beach, Phuket sales@boathousephuket.com www.boathousephuket.com

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54 E6

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
1

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

39

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 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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The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) now ranks ISS as the NUMBER ONE outsourcing service provider in the world.

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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hosen to host Phuket Raceweek because of its ideal location and an established international reputation for unsurpassed service to the most discerning holidaymakers, including foreign dignitaries and Hollywood stars, Cape Panwa Hotel boasts its own private palm-fringed beach, luxury accommodation and first class facilities in a distinguished, old-world ambiance. Dining at Cape Panwa Hotel offers a gastronomical experience, no matter what your preference is. The world-famous Panwa House restaurant, a beautiful Sino-Portuguese mansion on the beach, serves exquisite Thai cuisine. Top of the Reef offers a continental fine-dining experience, while the Café Andaman serves Thai and international fare in a casual atmosphere. Private beach dining is also available. For an evening drink in a refined ambience, visit the piano and lounge bar Otter’s Bar. For something more relaxed, drop by The Lighthouse, a unique nautical pub with live music. For refreshing drinks and snacks during the day head to the beachside Bamboo Bar. For all your other needs the Cape Panwa Hotel team is at your beck and call. Cape Panwa Hotel is part of Kasemkij Hotels’ prestigious Cape Hotel Collections.

Located just an hour from the airport and 15 minutes from Phuket Town, Cape Panwa Hotel is nestled in a quiet corner of southeast Phuket on the hillside of an old coconut plantation offering breathtaking vistas of the Andaman Sea. It offers a selection of elegant, sea-facing suites and pool villas equipped with all the comforts of modern day living, such as WiFi connections, iPod docks and DVD players, while The Absolute Suite combines privacy with stunning views, and features a private spa suite, an oversized pool and a private butler and chef. To relax and unwind, the hotel offers free WiFi access in public areas, two swimming pools, a games room, a fitness centre, water sports, free scuba lessons, and private speed boat and yacht charters. For an extra dose of pampering guests can visit the exclusive Cape Spa, renowned for its exotic rejuvenating treatments.

For more information please contact 27, 27/2 Moo 8, Sakdidej Rd, Cape Panwa, Phuket 83000 : +66 76 391123-5 : +66 76 391177 reservations@capepanwa.com www.capepanwa.com

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COTTO Studio is a full-service centre where you can examine our full product ranges of ceramic tiles, porcelain tiles and sanitary ware. Our professional staff are ready to offer you our featured services, in order to ensure your best experience in home decoration, including:
• • • • Design consulting service from our COTTO professionals. Product information inquiry service. 3D room design service by highly skilled designers. Premium installation service by COTTO well-trained technicians.

Also, COTTO has recently launched its latest collection, COTTO Italia, which is a prestigious collection of Italian porcelain tiles based on collaboration between COTTO and top-notch Italian brands, featuring various series of porcelain tiles which are perfect for both residential and commercial use. Ardoise Suitable for mixing-and-matching with the other collections in Rough Luxe style, Ardoise represents the authenticity of a material that has recently been rediscovered for use in architecture, to restore historic buildings and furnishings and to embellish interiors.

For more information COTTO STUDIO PHUKET 1/6-8 Dibuk Rd., Taladyai, Muang, Phuket 83000 : +66 76 217888 : +66 76 217886 cottopkt@scg.co.th www.cotto.co.th www.cotto-italia.com
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Luxury Seaview Condominium

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

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

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

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

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Coco Group
PROPERTY CHOICE

Concept: Coco Kamala and Coco Chalong are the latest luxurious lifestyle developments from The Coco Group on Phuket’s west coast, and scenic east coast respectively, providing luxury high quality tropical residences at affordable prices
These exclusive, low-density private tropical estates – consisting of just 27 pool villas in Kamala and 80 pool villas in Chalong – are constructed in a contemporary tropical style, with accents and hints of the local culture woven into the architectural details. We call this “natural opulence”; a feeling derived from the high ceilings and full length doors creating natural light and ventilation, constructed to a practical design, whilst retaining key aesthetic form − and all within a short distance of stunning tropical beaches.

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

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

Price Range: Prices start from 4.9 million baht to 13 million baht. About the Developer: Our development company Con-F is managed and operated by some of the most experienced architects, engineers and construction teams in the region. We are able to ensure the highest quality, flexibility and tight cost control because our dynamic and innovative group provides the majority of technical services in-house. To date we have an extensive portfolio of over 30 completed projects spanning the last 10 years.
Our philosophy is to develop exciting, high quality lifestyle property and related services to ensure stress-free investment opportunities for our buyers and owners.

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

Contacts Coco Kamala Sales Office: 8/62 Moo 3, T. Cherng Talay, A. Thalang, Phuket 83110 Coco Chalong Sales Office: 71/45 Moo 10, T. Chalong, A. Mueang, Phuket 83130 : +66 76 324293, : +66 91 229 4070, +66 81 895 9993 sales@cocovilla.net www.cocovilla.net

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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
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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 4-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: From 26.9 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 578 sqm. and rest on plot sizes from 875-1,060 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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The Emerald Terrace Condo Patong
PROPERTY CHOICE
Location: Emerald Terrace is located on a lush and tranquil hillside
on Asia’s finest resort island of Phuket. Situated well above the much sought-after west coast beach community of Patong, you will be just a few minutes away from a plethora of world class amenities, including shopping, fine dining and a world renowned vibrant night life.

About the Developer: Developed by Phuket Future Development
Co.,Ltd., renowned for their high quality standards with their previously completed project, Kathu Golf Condominiums, they now offer competitively priced elegant low-rise condominiums in a high occupancy area of Patong.

Classification: Studio 38 sq.m, 1-bedroom 47 sq.m.
Prices from 2.85 - 14.43 million baht., (29 baht : US$ 1 approx) Total units: 133 (70% sold out).

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

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

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

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The Emerald Central Condo
PROPERTY CHOICE

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

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

Classification: 1-bedroom 39 sq.m., 2.bedroom 65 sq.m. Prices from 2.75 - 14.43 million baht., (95,000 USD approx). All fully furnished. Concept: The Emerald Central Phuket is created under the concept of quality, design and functionality. We believe in our condos, and plan to provide the best quality lifestyle for all who live there.
The material used, along with the design, is not only artistically unique, but is functional as well. We want the people that stay with us to have every amenity needed right on site so they need not look any further. Shopping for goods, clothes or food is some of what we plan to have readily available, making life at the Emerald Central easy and comfortable.

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

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

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Shivalai Boutique Condominium and Pool Villas
PROPERTY CHOICE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dare to Compare
Going…. Going…. Gone! With prices starting at 6.9 million baht, we dare you to compare our Quality, Location and Investment Value. Come and see our Show Villa or contact us now to take advantage of our introductory pricing.

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

For more information :+66 82 413 6610 info@theplungevillas.com www.theplungevillas.com

…take the Plunge!
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: +66 76 384474 : +66 89 652 1951, +66 87 263 7247 info@myphuketproperties.com www.myphuketproperties.com
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Kata, Sea View

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

KATA: This foreign-freehold 3-bed, 410 sqm, private-pool condo should sell quickly. Custom modified for greater space and less maintenance, the large back terrace and huge living areas are perfect for parties or just to enjoy the view of the ocean.
CONDO

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.

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CHALONG: A quality built, ultra-modern, 3-bed pool villa. Large terraces on all 3 floors. Exceptional kitchen, top-quality furnishings and fittings. Option to have 4th bedroom or office on roof terrace, with elevator. Fabulous sea & island views and fresh breezes.
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CAPE PANWA: This large 276 sqm, modern 3-bed condo is fully furnished and equipped and is ready to move in. Gaze over the whole of Chalong Bay and the sunset from huge terraces, or swim in the 40m pool right on the water's edge.
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KATA: This foreign-freehold 2-bed, 219 sqm condo occupies a prime position on the estate, with terrific ocean views. It is lavishly decorated with the best designer furniture and is in premium condition throughout.

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COCONUT ISLAND: A few land plots remain on Coconut Island Eco Resort of Jindarin Beach; Phuket's last tropical hideaway. Plots from THB 1.5m and quaint cottages from THB 1.9m. Resort has its own huge pool, restaurant, wooden jetty and rental management. APARTMENT

CHALONG: This well-maintained 3-bed home with additional large annexe, pool and extensive gardens occupies a 980 sqm plot in a very quiet corner of Soi Parlai, close to all amenities and southern beaches. Ideal as a family home. Ample car parking.
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KATA: Modern, fully furnished, 72 sqm, 2-bedroom condo in well-managed community. Swimming pool. Lovely view, great rental returns. All facilities; terrace with retractable awning, dishwasher, oven, storage, car park.
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NAI HARN: Spacious 2-bedroom apartments with full kitchen and all facilities, overlooking Nai Harn lake. Quiet, with large gardens and swimming pool, just 3 minutes walk to the beach. 24-hr security. Free wi-fi. Ideal for families.

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

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

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KOH SIREY: 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.
CONDO

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!
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PATONG: If Patong is where you want to live then this is where you'd want to sleep. Convenience at it's best as everything seems a stone's throw away. Phase1 is built, Phase2 is building. Take the opportunity to secure one now!
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KATA: Looking for a fully furnished and ready to move in apartment? We have this 40 sqm 1 bedroom condo located on the 3rd floor on the hillside of Kata. Close proximity to the beach and easy access all-round.

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

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

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Kata Beach Information Centre
KATA: Located on Kata Beach, our information point allows you to have all your property related questions answered. Computers and wifi have been made available free of charge, for your convenience.

Jungceylon Marketing Booths
PATONG: We have a couple of Information Centres in the biggest mall of Patong where our promotional staff will be more than pleased to assist you in setting a meeting with our professional consultants.

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

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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. Phuket 99/34 Moo 5 Chalermprakiet R9 Rd., T. Rassada, A. Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand : +66 76 255340-1 : +66 76 255339 bmpthai@gmail.com B.M.P. BKK 2083 Pathanakarn Rd., Suanluang, Bangkok 10250, Thailand : +66 2 720 4206-7 : +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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Discover the best solution for your floor or wall; both exterior and interior
With showrooms in Phuket and Bangkok, our boutiques offer compact, unconfused displays, taking the "bazaar" out of the tile showroom and presenting you with an easy reference point for all your floor and wall solutions. In stock Italian porcelain tiles and the highest quality European certified porcelain tiles from China, providing superior materials for home and office renovations as well as larger commercial, residential and condominium projects. We offer a wide range of solutions to flooring requirements in pricing, whilst maintaining the same high standards of material performance and customer care. After sales services include the supply of accessories and machinery for installation and finishing, and care & maintenance products. Our Phuket showroom is not difficult to find. It is located in an easily accessible area of Cherng Talay, at Wana Park on Srisoonthorn Road, not more than 5 minutes from the Two Heroines Monument. Or if you are on a visit to Bangkok, drop by the showroom at Brighton Place

Our Services:
• Supply of wide range of high quality tiles for both indoor and outdoor spaces. • Installation consulting • Tile cutting machines • Diamond Discs & Diamond Hand Pads • Spacer and Levelling Systems • Grouting machines • Care & Maintenance products For further information contact: Phuket: Wana Park, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherng Talay : +66 76 620168 : +66 76 620169 Bangkok: Brighton Place, Soi Soonvijay 6, Petchburi Road, Huay Kwang : +66 2 716 6216-8 : +66 2 716 6219 www.tile-asia.com info@tile-asia.com
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Häfele helps you become a professional chef
with Microwave and Built-in Multifunction Oven “Gorenje” from the Ora-Ïto Collection The perfect design and functionality to please all Urbanista lifestyles
Cooking may seem so complicated for the younger generation – but not anymore. Häfele (Thailand) Co.,Ltd., the leading supplier of hardware, furniture, domestic electrical and kitchen equipment, together with German-standard sanitaryware, will turn you into a professional chef with its Microwave and Built-in Multifunction Oven 'Gorenje'. These products are guaranteed to represent value in both design and function to improve your life. The latest Ora-Ïto Collection microwave and built-in multifunction oven, is elegant and made from high quality, luxurious materials. Available in black or white, it blends seamlessly with other kitchen design aspects, such as stainless fittings, and helps maintain a simple line and clean look. Outstanding functionality is achieved with an electronic touch control panel with digital display, providing three cooking modes and 12 cooking programmes with 65-litre capacity. For example, “PerfectGrill” for perfect crunchy-style cooking, “FastPreheat” which increases the heat to 200°C in just six minutes and “Automatic Defrost” which calculates the defrost time based on weight. Innovative safety features include Ultra Cool Door, DynamiCooling System and Child Safety Lock, while the cleaning system “AquaClean” uses water-cleaning cycle technology, helping you to clean more effectively while saving energy. Häfele believes that you can create delicious meals for your family with the help of Gorenje Microwave and Built-in Multifunction Oven Ora-Ïto Collection. All products in Ora-Ïto Collection are available today at all showrooms and Häfele dealers in Thailand.

About Ora-Ïto Collection Ora-Ïto Collection is designed by Ora Itoh, the famous French designer. He uses a unique design of patterns and figures called "Simplexity" or the perfect combination between a simplicity and complex function with premium quality. The collection consists of the oven, cooker hood refrigerators and many ornaments, which surely satisfy all Urbanista who like modern design with full benefits and are ready to fulfill their families' needs every day.

For further information please contact at : +66 76 304460 or www.hafele.co.th *Function different in each model **This price is 26,900 Baht (incl. VAT 7%)

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HUGHESKRUPICA CONSULTING

Termination Provisions in Lease Agreements
One of the major challenges for international investors in property in Thailand, as there is generally no right for foreigners to directly own land here, is how best to secure a long-term lease investment in land. Certainly, a number of elegant and complex investment structures and contractual provisions have been devised by developers, lawyers and property professionals to attempt to ensure that leases are 'protected' – particularly long term 30-year leases with contractual ‘renewal rights’. However, often overlooked are termination provisions in lease agreements which, in theory, could substantially impact the overall value and security of a lease, even where a lease has been lawfully registered at the Land Office. This article provides a brief overview of lease termination clauses as they are typically found in long-term lease agreements in Thailand. Termination Clauses – Two Types Generally, lease agreements for a long-term lease of land in Thailand contain provisions about the length of the term of a lease, the rental price, registration requirements and other matters such as lessor and lessee obligations. Many obligations are ‘ongoing,’ even past the lease registration date at the Land Office. A commonly found ‘ongoing’ clause in a lease agreement is a termination right. Simply stated, a lease termination right is a contractual provision whereby a party to the lease agreement has a right to serve a notice notifying the other party that the lease agreement has been terminated for some default or breach of contract. The default or breach could be related to failure to pay the rental amount, or another matter such as failure to pay common areas fees in a residential estate for an extended period of time. Often, the right is favourable to the lessor, and limited in scope for the lessee, as the lessee would in most cases obviously not seek to terminate a lease which he has paid for. The question legal professionals often get from investors in Thailand is, "How can my lease be terminated after I have paid for it?" A question that prudent investors should explore carefully with their advisors if they are seriously considering acquiring a long term lease to property in Thailand. It is also an important issue because a properly structured long-term leasehold of property in a residential villa development in Thailand should be as close to obtaining the freehold as possible, which is often the cited goal of elegant and complex leasehold ownership structures. A plausible argument can therefore be made that a long term lease with a lessor’s lease termination right has less commercial and re-sale value than a lease agreement without such provisions. However, this argument is often countered by developers, and even by owners in collectively managed estates, stating that termination provisions are necessary to ensure orderly conduct in the estate, and are meant only for extreme cases where a villa owner continues to be in severe breach of his duties. Notwithstanding the above, lease termination provisions should be separated into two categories before opinions are made holistically on all termination provisions: (1) Pre-registration termination and (2) Post-registration termination. Pre-Registration termination (1) relates to the period of time between the entering into the lease agreement and the time at which the lease is formally registered at the Land Office. Typically, during such time, the lessee is paying the purchase price for the villa and for the lease-term (and waiting for the villa to be constructed if the purchase is ‘off-plan’). As such, termination provisions are arguably necessary for both parties as this period is the highest risk for default by a developer-seller or by a lessee-buyer. For example, a lessee-buyer would wish to terminate a lease agreement if the developer-seller was unable to complete the construction of the villa or subsequently to properly register the lease to the lesseebuyer at the Land Office. Conversely, a developer-seller should arguably have a right to terminate a lease agreement where a lessee-buyer fails to pay the purchase price as agreed. Post-registration termination (2) refers to the period of time after the lease-term under the lease agreement has been formally registered by the parties at the Land Office. Post-registration termination rights are often lessor-only (with few exceptions) and are designed to regulate and penalize a lessee in serious breach of his lease agreement obligations. For example, a lessee could have completely abandoned the property for an extended period of time (usually more than a year) and failed to maintain and upkeep the premises and contribute to common area fees (should the villa be part of a regulated estate). In such case, termination may be a suitable and proportionate remedy for the lessor in a regulated estate with dozens of other villa owners contributing as required under the lease agreements. However, a post-registration termination clause should be carefully scrutinized by an investor because such a clause could be used improperly and could threaten the value of the investor’s purchase in the long term. To be acceptable at all, a post-registration termination clause should require extensive legal notification procedure (i.e. notices of default) and be narrowly-tailored to balance rights of the lessee, the lessor and the other lessee owners in a regulated estate. Moreover, such a clause should probably require that the lessor seek a Thai Court of Law order requiring the lease to be terminated at the Land Office, which would almost certainly be required under law anyway. Any post-termination clause that is over-broad (that is to say without proper procedure and reference for a petition) has the potential, in a number of respects, to be misused by the lessor and, in the worst cases, could be used as a harassment tool by empowered owners in a collective regulated estate. It is therefore recommended that investors be wary of such clauses and carefully review them. Summary Lease termination provisions are prevalent in lease agreements in Thailand. Such clauses should be separated into two time periods – the pre- and post-lease registration periods. Pre-registration termination is generally a necessary remedy for both lessors and lessees, as this period represents the period of highest legal risk for both parties and termination does provide a quick contractual remedy for a breached-against party. On the other hand, postregistration termination clauses should be carefully considered by investors and scrutinized for being over-broad, which can threaten the long-term value of lease. Only a narrowly-tailored post-registration termination clause, balancing the interests of the parties, should be acceptable to investors.

This article was written by Robert Krupica, of HughesKrupica, HughesKrupica Consulting Co. Ltd www.hugheskrupica.com International Legal Services Provider: Real Estate; Hospitality; Leisure.

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THINGS TO DO

Phuket Aquarium at Cape Panwa

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

E njoy Birdwatching in Phuket Phuket Butterfly Garden

This is a place of endless educational possibilities. Here you can learn more about the miraculous miniature world d of insects and butterflies. Relax in the e garden where there are literally thousands of butterflies filling the air or busy seeking pollen among the tropical blooms. Located in Soi Paneung in the Sam Kong area, the garden is a five minute drive from Tesco Lotus. Take the road towards Phuket City and it’s on the left-hand side. There’s a large sign indicating the turning. Entrance for children under ten years is 150 baht, adults and kids over ten years pay 300 baht. Open daily from 9am until 5pm (last admission). For more information contact: +66 (0)76 210861 or visit www.phuketbutterfly.com.

Phuket offers many birdwatching opportunities. The terrain includes mangrove forests, marshland and secondary and oldgrowth jungle. The best time of the year to visit Phuket for bird watching is from about the middle of October through April. At this time, many species of migratory birds will be present. Over two hundred species of have been seen on Phuket. Full day and overnight tours offer the birder a variety of habitats in which to see exotic birds. Apart from Phuket you can also add a day of birding in Phang Nga Province or Khao Sok National Park. Thale Noi and Krabi are also destinations. Tours are educational, easy and fun. What to bring: binoculars, lightweight walking boots or sports shoes, camera (if you wish), mosquito repellent, a hat and sun lotion. Tours will supply a spotting scope. For more information about birding tours, contact: Thailand Birding, Tel: +66 (0)76 241519, +66 (0)81 893 6558. or visit www.thailandbirding.com.

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Connext Condo offers downtown work, life & play connection

Perspective: ConnextCondo concept is all about connecting “Work, Life & Play' in a relaxing, refreshing and vibrant environment which offers everything for today's lifestyles.

Connext Condo, launched in June, is the latest addition to the vibrant community in “Down-town Phuket” under development by Phuket Thanee Co., Ltd. It is due for completion in December 2015.
Connext Condo and the massive 'Fit Sports Club' will be part of the skyline on Sakdidet Road near Sapan Hin – the city seafront – and Suan Luang Park, turning the area into a expansive mixed-use community and trendy hangout for all ages. Connext Condo's twin eight-story buildings stand alongside the Fit Sports Club, featuring a wide range of professional sport and fitness facilities adjacent to the 50-metre-long swimming pool. Connext Condo residents will have privileged access to the separately operated sports club and surrounding shops, restaurants and gardens. They'll also be able to look down on the greenery and goings-on from the one- and two-bedroom glass-front units with great views. Fully furnished throughout and equipped with a bathroom and fitted kitchen, which leads on to a balcony for ventilation, the condos are priced for first-time buyers with standard units from THB 1.43 million. There is a variety of room styles to choose from in one- and two-bedroom formats. Each is fully furnished with ModernForm and Ikea furniture selected for multi-purpose living. Connext Condo is aimed at offering practical and affordable 'downtown' accommodation, especially for young, first-time home buyers. The living room and bedrooms are divided with a threestage sliding glass partition which transforms the rooms into a large studio-like open plan arrangement.
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“Connext condo will be at the heart of a fun, upbeat community with excellent facilities nearby,” said Managing Director Ms Lakkana Teowattankul, who is part of the second-generation team of the family-run Phuket Thanee Company, which has a strong track record of three large mixed-use residential estates on Phuket in the past decade under the presidency of native Phuketian Mr Tawat Teowattanakul, who founded his family development company after leaving the tin mining industry in the 1980s. “Everything is nearby. Surrounding the Olympic-length 50-metre swimming pool and children's play pool, is extensive landscaped green space, as well as the Fit Sports Club, a coffee shop, restaurants and meeting places. Operated separately as a leisure and business oriented complex, Fit Sports Club is equipped with professional exercise equipment and classrooms for yoga and other group activities,” said Ms Lakkana. The 361 units are on sale now. Construction is scheduled to begin in January 2014 and expected to be completed by December 2015. Connext Condo is to be built on about four rai (1.58 acres) adjacent to Phuket Thanee Sakdidet Muang Phuket residential estate also under construction, and a canal separating adjacent government land. “Despite the 'down town' concept, Connext Condo and the surrounding area is a very safe location – well-kept and populated by a charming, upwardly-mobile generation,” said Phuket Thanee's new generation Executive Director, Sales & Marketing, Ms Peeraya Teowattanakul. “The ConnextCondo concept is all about connecting 'work, life & play' in a relaxing, refreshing and vibrant environment that offers everything for today's lifestyles,” said Ms Peeraya.

For more information Phuket Thanee's latest projects : +66 76 219912 : +66 82 222 6803-4 facebook.com/connextcondo www.connextcondo.com
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