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ISSUE 73 # SEPTEMBER 2013

Regulars
Phuket Island map What's on: on & off Phuket (including the movies) Word of mouth Business Profile: Bruce Issell People profile: Patinyakorn “Ging” Buranrom Legal matters: Enforcing the rules Social Phuket Useful telephone numbers Things to do in Phuket 8 12-15 16 22-23 26 63 64 65 66

Yachts & Yachting
Car sales: Sure Motors Phuket tide tables: September-October 2013 Cholamark Boat Sunsail – yacht charters & sales DaVinci Yacht Charters 10th Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek Junior Phuket Raceweek is on the map 17 18 19 20 21 24-25 65 Cover photos: Top: Kata Rocks – Infinite luxury Bottom: 10th Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek Great race days, extravagant party nights

Shopping, Dining & Leisure
Recipe: CHP Tuna Tartare Dining around Phuket Finding old town charms at Phuket’s 'Amulet Alley' 28 29-31 32-33

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 / Services / Products)
Helicam: Photographs of a new resort in Karon Beach, Phuket Cape Panwa Hotel HÄFELE: Two new innovative design solutions 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 ISS Facility Services: Cleaning service COTTO Studio 41 42 43 44-45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54-55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 67

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WHAT'S ON
Surfing Day •
6-8 September 2013 @ Kata Beach Rip Curl Girls Go Surfing Day 2013. RipCurl Girls Go Surfing Day sees exclusive activities for 200 girls to get surf training with world class surfers from Australia and Bali. There will also be extreme water sports such as jet ski, fly board and more. The event finishes with a party beside the beach. There will be Thai stars, celebrities and street icons to see and meet. Visit the Facebook page to get free tickets and accommodation. www.facebook.com/RipCurlThailand said to have been released from hell for the month. Relatives pay their respects and appease them with gifts of food, with turtle cakes being the most popular offerings. The turtle symbolises longevity and by giving these cakes, the worshippers believe they will prolong their own lives. Contact: TAT Phuket Office, Tel: +66 76 211036, +66 76 21 2213 tatphuket@tat.or.th.

SuperKidz Triathlon •
Till 31 October 2013 @ Laguna Phuket Thanyapura SuperKidz Triathlon Series Pt 2. Come on Phuket youths (aged 6 to 18 / adult) and participate in exercise and fun! The second installment of the SuperKidz Triathlon Series is a running race, following a successful Aquathlon held on June 8. Participants from Thailand, Malaysia, UK, the Netherlands, Australia, France, Germany, New Zealand, Austria, Russia and the US are expected. Contact: Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club (TSLC), Tel: +66 76 336000 www.thanyapura.com

Raise funds •
13 September 2013 @ Boathouse on Kata Beach, Kata Red Hot Jazz. Hoo, catch the heat! It's an evening of 'Red Hot Jazz' to raise funds for the Phuket Has Been Good To Us foundation. In addition to jazz, there's dancing and art plus a four-course dinner of French cuisine and a free flow of selected beverages. The entry donation is 3,500 Baht. Contact: Boathouse on Kata Beach, Tel: +66 76 278146.

Summer Family Festival •
Till 31 October 2013 @ Laguna Phuket Laguna Phuket Summer Family Festival 2013. The four-month long event offers daily Kidz Fun Zone programmes, discounts on tours, spas and golf and is followed by casual evenings of family entertainment featuring a BBQ Beer Tent (operates daily) with televised major international sports events on the big screen. There will also be live music, quiz nights and other entertainment, including a bouncy castle for the little ones, evening Kidz Lounge with age-appropriate movies and Happy Hour bar prices and barbecue fare in the Festival Beer Tent – for the adults of course. Tel: +66 76 362300. www.lagunaphuket.com/events/family-festival.

Artists on Show •
Till 13 October 2013 @ VR Gallery, Mom Tris Villa Royale, Kata Noi Phuket Artists on Show. Three local Phuket Thai artists and two resident artists will be displaying some of their favourite works at VR Gallery. Pieces include combinations of oil on canvas, mixed media and wood with themes ranging from nature, nautical, nude and abstract. It's a fascinating and multifaceted display of art work. Tel: +66 76 333568. www.momtriphuket.com.

Cultural Festival •
Till 27 September 2013 @ Phuket City Por Tor Festival 2013. The 'Hungry Ghosts' festival is an important merit-making event for ethnic Chinese. Special food, flowers and candles are offered to ancestors' altars to 'feed the ghosts' that are

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Regular Events
IBAP The International Business Association of Phuket Regular meeting is on the 2nd Friday of each month. 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. 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. ACYC Ao Chalong Yacht Club Offers competitive but fun racing on Sundays twice a month. Both keel boats and multihulls can participate in the day's race. Series 2, Race 3 is on the 15 September, Race 4 is on the 29 September. All are welcome to sail. Contact Scott: +66 81 985 6879. sduncanson@quantumsails.com. www.acyc.asia 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. For the September's lunch will be at The Holiday Inn, Patong. All are welcome but registration is essential. Members B500 and guests B650. Contact: Carole Dux, +66 76 316711. info@phuketiwc.com. www.phuketiwc.com.

WHAT'S ON

Entertainment
September Choices
Acoustic live music @ Two Chefs Bar & Grill Acoustic live music at Two Chefs Kata beach every, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night. Starting around 7 pm. In Two Chefs Karon it's every night. Live Music @ Tai Pan 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. DJs & live music @ Banana Bar & Disco Patong Dancing clubs with a mix of Thais and visitors in regular attendance. Relax at the bar on the ground floor and enjoy live music at night. The upstairs disco is the place to check the dancing scene and songs played by DJs. Live sports @ Roxy Bar, Phuket City Roxy brings you a fun atmosphere, food and live sports – and there's free pool and wi-fi. Quiz night every Wednesday. Happy Hours from 5-8pm every day. Live music and cheap beer @ Rom Dee, Phuket City Live music and cheap beer in a small venue in Phuket Town. Live music every night and it gets quite busy. A perfect place for drinks and cozy conversation with a laid-back feel.

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WHAT'S ON

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

RIDDICK
Genre : Adventure, Sci-Fi, Action, Thriller Starring : Vin Diesel, Katee Sackhoff, Jordi Molla, Dave Bautista, Bokeem Woodbine, Matthew Nable The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a lifeless, sun-scorched planet. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he’s encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty.

THE FAMILY
Genre : Comedy, Crime, Action, Adaptation Starring : Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones, Dianna Agron, John D'Leo A mafia boss and his family are relocated to a sleepy town in France under the witness protection programme after snitching on the mob. Despite the best efforts of Agent Stansfield (Tommy Lee Jones) to keep them in line, Fred Manzoni (Robert DeNiro), his wife Maggie (Michelle Pfeiffer) and their children Belle (Dianna Agron) and Warren (John D’Leo) blow their cover by handling their problems the “family” way, enabling their former mafia cronies to track them down.

RUSH
Genre : Biography, Action, Adventure Starring : Chris Hemsworth, Alexandra Maria Lara, Daniel Bruhl, Natalie Dormer, Christian McKay Set against the sexy and glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing, Rush portrays the exhilarating true story of two of the greatest rivals the world has ever witnessed handsome English playboy James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl). Taking us into their personal lives on and off the track, Rush follows the two drivers as they push themselves to the breaking point.

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WHAT'S ON
Till 6 October 2013 @ Prachuap Khiri Khan The participating golf courses are: Royal Hua Hin, Palm Hills, Imperial Lake View, Springfield Royal, Majestic Creek, The Eagle Milford, Sea Pine, Sawang Resort and Kaeng Krachan Country Club. All the above are offering green fees at 999 baht/round. Tel. +66 32 513885. www.tourismthailand.org.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Cha-Am/Hua Hin Golf Festival 2013

5 - 13 October Vegetarian Festival Phuket 2013 @ Phuket 8 October Wine List of the Year Thailand Awards 2013 @ Location to be confirmed 5 November The Melbourne Cup @ Phuket 9-10 November Phuket Triathlon ITU Long Distance Series @ Patong & Karon, Phuket 13-16 November Phuket International Sport Fishing 2013 @ Chalong Bay, Phuket 16-17 November 2nd Phuket International Womens Soccer 7s @ Laguna, Phuket 17 November Loy Krathong Festival 2013 @ Nationwide 17 November Standard Chartered Bangkok Marathon @ Bangkok 24 November 20th Laguna Phuket Triathlon @Laguna, Phuket 29 November - 6 December Phuket King's Cup Regatta @ Kata Beach, Phuket 16-18 December Asia Superyacht Rendezvous 2013 @ Kata Rocks, Phuket Times & dates of events are subject to change. Please contact the organiser for up-to-date information.

Adidas King of the Road 2013
8 September 2013 @ Bangkok Adidas King of The Road (KOTR) is a historic running championship held across Southeast Asia, including Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore. The overall distance of the KOTR across the five countries is 84 km. Adidas KOTR Thailand 2013 will deliver international race standards in a unique environment at Suvarnabhumi Airport in the morning. The race route is alongside the runway! Apart from the main 16.8 km route, Adidas is offering shorter running distances of 10 km and 5 km for those who have sport in their hearts. www.adidaskingoftheroad.com.

Kin Hoy Duu Nok Took Muak Festival
8-16 September 2013 @ Cha-Am Beach, Phetchaburi This famous food festival is held at Cha-Am beach in Phetchaburi province every year. Lots of fresh seafood and local products as well as night-time squid hunting, a fishing competition and bird-watching. Tel. +66 32 471005-6. www.tourismthailand.org

Phichit Boat Racing Festival
Early September @ Nan River in front of Tha Luang Temple, Phichit Phichit Boat race is usually held the first Saturday and Sunday in September (depending on tides). Spectacular long tail boats – built from the wood of auspicious trees – compete in a race along the Nan river. In addition to the contest there are a variety of activities, including the Miss Pichit Boat Race beauty contest, that turn the festival into something of a local party. Tel. +66 53 717433. www.tourismthailand.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.

68 11am-12am. Just around the corner from G5 Bangkok Hospital, Sam Kong. The restaurant is BIG! with mix of indoor & large covered outdoor area . Its kitchen offers a huge selection of Thai & international food . The food is tasty and the prices range from 60-90 baht for most dishes. In the evening, outdoors is the place sit to chill and listen to live music or watch the big screen TV. Deep-fried chicken with lemongrass is a great choice for kids. The signature Dairy Hut Burger is good too.

Dairy Hut Restaurant

The Living Room Cafe & Restaurant

7am-8pm. On the boardwalk at Yacht Haven Marina A small but friendly restaurant serving a range of tasty classic Thai dishes such as lamb massaman curry and European specialities such as prawn salad with home-made dressing, very popular New Zealand lamb-burger, delicious lunchtime specials plus sandwiches, breakfasts, afternoon teas and more . It ’s a combination of delicious and well-priced .

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10am-10pm. Opposite Phuket Grocery near Robinson Department Store, Phuket City. An open small vegetarian restauran nt with a homely atmosphere . Staff are friendly and speak English . The menu has all sorts of Thai dishes made to order, international items such as pizza , spaghetti , pasta , sandwiches and salads. This is real restaurant with an extensive selection and good prices. A delicious pepper mushroom dish served with rice is highly recommended . Vegetarian Margherita Pizza at only 150 baht.

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10-7pm. From Heroine's Monument turn towards Paklok. Follow signs to Bang Pae Waterfall; turn left off the main road. With a 360˚ view of Phuket's rainforest, Peang Prai serves traditional Thai and international food – at exceptional prices. The staff are sweet but, service can be a bit slow. The crab curry is the best! Cappuccino at 50 baht is good and the presentation is cute . Beer only 50 baht.

11am-9pm. Samkong Village off Yaowarat Rd. behind Bangkok Hospital. Simple place with a few plastic chairs, no air conditioner but packed every day. Offers a great variety of fresh ice creams. Prices start at 28 baht for four scoops of your choice , ranging up to 40 baht. 'Special' highly recommended is the deep-fried ice cream.

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Suzuki Swift

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Honda New City (V)

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1.7 1.7 1.8 2.1 2.4 2.7 3.1 3.3 3.3 3.2 2.9 2.5 2.1 1.8 1.5 1.5 1.7 2.0 2.4 2.7 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.1 2.9 2.7 2.5 2.2 2.0 1.8

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1.6 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.8 2.1 2.5 2.8 3.1 3.1 3.0 2.7 2.3 1.9 1.5 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.7 2.1 2.4 2.7 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.3 2.0 1.8

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1.6 1.4 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.5 1.8 2.2 2.6 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.5 2.1 1.7 1.3 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.8 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.2 1.9

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1.8 1.5 1.2 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.2 1.6 2.0 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.0 1.5 1.1 0.9 0.8 1.0 1.2 1.5 1.8 2.1 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.1

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2.1 1.8 1.5 1.2 0.9 0.8 0.8 1.1 1.4 1.9 2.3 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.3 1.9 1.5 1.1 0.9 0.8 0.9 1.1 1.3 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.3

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2.4 2.2 1.9 1.6 1.2 0.9 0.8 0.8 1.1 1.4 1.8 2.3 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.0 1.6 1.2 1.0 0.9 0.9 1.1 1.3 1.6 1.9 2.1 2.3 2.5 2.5

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2.6 2.6 2.4 2.2 1.8 1.4 1.1 0.9 0.9 1.2 1.5 1.9 2.4 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.5 2.1 1.7 1.4 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.4 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.4 2.6

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2.7 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.4 2.0 1.6 1.3 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.7 2.1 2.6 2.9 3.0 2.9 2.7 2.4 2.0 1.7 1.5 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.8 2.0 2.3 2.6

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2.7 2.9 3.0 3.1 2.9 2.6 2.3 1.9 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.9 2.3 2.7 3.0 3.1 3.1 2.9 2.6 2.3 2.0 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.9 2.2 2.5

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2.5 2.8 3.0 3.2 3.2 3.1 2.8 2.5 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.5 1.7 2.0 2.4 2.8 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.0 2.8 2.5 2.2 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.8 2.0 2.2

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2.2 2.5 2.8 3.0 3.2 3.3 3.2 2.9 2.6 2.2 1.9 1.6 1.6 1.7 2.0 2.4 2.8 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.1 2.9 2.6 2.4 2.2 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.9

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1.9 2.1 2.4 2.7 3.0 3.2 3.3 3.2 2.9 2.6 2.2 1.9 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.9 2.3 2.7 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.7 2.4 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.7 1.7

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1.6 1.6 1.8 2.1 2.4 2.8 3.0 3.1 3.0 2.8 2.4 2.1 1.7 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.7 2.1 2.4 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.9 1.7 1.5

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1.4 1.3 1.3 1.5 1.8 2.2 2.5 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.3 1.9 1.5 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.5 1.8 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.3 2.0 1.8 1.5

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1.4 1.2 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.5 1.9 2.3 2.5 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.7 1.3 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.2 1.5 1.8 2.1 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.1 1.9 1.6

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1.5 1.3 1.0 0.9 0.8 1.0 1.3 1.7 2.1 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.6 1.2 0.9 0.8 0.9 1.1 1.3 1.6 1.9 2.1 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.1 1.9

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1.8 1.6 1.3 1.0 0.8 0.8 0.9 1.2 1.6 2.0 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.0 1.6 1.2 1.0 0.8 0.9 1.0 1.2 1.5 1.7 2.0 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.2

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

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

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2.7 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.3 1.9 1.5 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.6 1.9 2.4 2.7 2.9 3.0 2.9 2.6 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.7 2.0 2.3 2.5 2.8

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

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2.7 2.9 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.1 2.8 2.5 2.1 1.8 1.7 1.7 2.0 2.3 2.7 3.1 3.3 3.4 3.3 3.1 2.9 2.6 2.3 2.1 2.0 1.9 1.9 2.0 2.3 2.5

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2.4 2.7 3.0 3.2 3.4 3.5 3.3 3.0 2.6 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.8 2.0 2.4 2.7 3.1 3.3 3.4 3.4 3.2 3.0 2.8 2.5 2.3 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.2

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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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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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DAVINCI YACHT CHARTERS

Bruce Issell
Manager, DaVinci Yacht Charters
How long have you been with DaVinci Yacht Charters? Three years ago I started as a captain to fill in some time. When we purchased our second yacht, I started full time as the founding Manager of DaVinci Yacht Charters. What were you doing / where were you living & working before? Prior to coming to Phuket I was in Hong Kong and China for seven years, working in the marine industry as a captain and offshore sailing instructor and for two years as a project manager with a well known Asia-wide yacht broker. Where are you from? I grew up in Morwell, the power generation hub of Victoria, Australia. I trained in electrical/mechanical engineering in the coal mining and power industry and went on to own and operate an electrical contracting businesses. At 43 I sold up and went sailing full time. What’s special / different about DaVinci Yacht Charters? We're very service oriented. Our primary considerations are that our guests are safe, that they're well taken care of and that they have a great time out on the water. We try to follow our well-knows Italian restaurant's motto, which is: "Great food and people you know". Why would someone choose your service compared to your closest competition? We have a great reputation for beautiful well-maintained yachts and great service. From the hotel to the yacht, and return, our guests are well taken care of every step of the way Tell us something about your role in the business? We're a young business, so I'm a bit of an all-rounder... from driving yachts and training staff to the booking office, marketing and accounting. As we are growing many of these roles are moving to new staff positions. What are the main challenges as they relate to your role? As we're experiencing quite rapid growth, managing the strategic increase in skilled staff, for both operations and administration, is challenging in a specialised service industry such as ours. Add to this the seasonal shifts in tourism and it becomes even more so. …and what are the biggest difficulties you have to overcome? Well, I've been studying the Thai Language for four years now; I can read and write Thai quite well, but my comprehension, vocabulary and spoken Thai progress much slower than I would have liked. I'm a firm believer that life in Thailand will be greatly enhanced for anyone who can communicate fluently in Thai.

What is your main target market? We actively target several markets, from the traditional European and Australian markets to the now established yacht-loving Russian market and the emerging markets of Korea, China, India and the middle east. Each requires different marketing approaches and different product packaging. Marketing is obviously important – what is your approach to marketing DaVinci Yacht Charters ? We use many marketing strategies to ensure good brand presence within the local tourism market. Both for our iconic Italian restaurant in Nai Harn and our yacht charter business also based in the south of Phuket. Radio, magazines, newsprint and billboards, as well as sponsorship of community events and yacht racing to develop brand awareness throughout the region. We use the internet extensively for marketing into the west and into China, for those planning holidays in advance. What do you like most about what you do now? I have spent most of my life running my own businesses, The challenges required have always been attractive to me. I like the diversity of roles required in management. And what do you like least…? Sitting long hours in the chair and the resulting lack of exercise. What do you (and the business) hope / expect to achieve within the next 3-5 years? For the yacht charter business we're on track for over 100% growth this year and expect to see 50% each year for the next three years. Some of the emerging markets are very exciting; we hope to capitalise on our strong connections and experience in the Chinese market. What do you see as your biggest successes to date? Back-toback wins in Phuket Raceweek and our successful entry into the Korean and Chinese markets.

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To what extent does the current global financial mess affect your business? We entered the market, for the most part, after the mess, so it's there and things will be better as the European economy recovers – which it is now showing signs of doing. Is the DaVinci group involved in any CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) programmes? Yes, quite a lot, from charity fashion parades ('Black is Back') every year at Davinci Restaurant to the purchase of a kids sailing dinghy at Ao Yon , a floating pontoon for the Ao Chalong Yacht Club and annual sponsorship of Go Eco Phuket. Both our restaurant and our yacht charter business have given many prizes for charity event auctions. We're also a member of "Clean Up the World" and have several community activities in the pipeline. Please give us an overview of your typical day ‘at work’. What tools (if any) do you use to schedule your time? Well the best thing about my job is that the work is extremely variable. Most days I start in my office at the computer, where I spend many hours. We get many inquiries from around the world and a lot of these come in overnight. Often I need to head out to the Ao Chalong or Ao Po pier to greet guests prior to their cruise. Once a week a visit to the various chandleries and twice a week yacht inspections. And, every now and then I get out on one of the yachts for a charter or some VIP entertainment. How would you describe your leadership style? Open and inclusive. I believe in passing responsibility down the line and enjoy watching staff get a buzz from their efforts. What's your over-riding ambition at this stage in your life? To build a great family life, an exceptional vibrant and progressive business and develop healthy life style habits.
DaVinci: Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek winners - 2012 & 2013

For further information about DaVinci Yacht Charters +66 89 588 3476. www.davincicharters.com

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10th Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek

Getting better with age

Getting close at the mark as Voodoo chases down Katsu. 2013 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek.

After four days of racing and spectacular beachside parties, the 10th Anniversary award-winning Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek was deemed a resounding success as it came to a close at a lavish Gala Dinner with a fitting finale of fabulous fireworks.
Good winds gusting up to 20 knots over the four days produced some exhilarating sailing for the 37-strong fleet and, led by Principal Race Officer Simon James, the on-water race management team delivered a mix of challenging courses for all boats across the six classes.
The might classic yachts were a sight to behold. 2013 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek.

DaVinci (foreground), winner in the Multihull class at the 2013 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek.

After a number of years off the racing circuit, Australian Peter Ahern, together with Scott Bailey and Fergus Wilmer, recently purchased the well-campaigned Team Premier and renamed her Oi!. Phuket Raceweek was their first competitive event back on the circuit and with an international crew onboard, they won seven from eight races in IRC Racing I and were clear class winners. IRC Racing II was dominated by fellow Australian Peter Sorensen and his crew on Fujin. Eight wins from eight races speaks for itself and as sailing star Steve McConaghy, who was racing onboard the former Ichi Ban, said, “you could sail this thing backwards and still win.”

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Over recent years, Raceweek has attracted a growing number of charter boats and this year was no different with both Sunsail and Asia Marine having chartered boats in the regatta, as well as a number of private boat charters. “This year we have seen more charter enquiries than ever before and we had a good number of chartered boats taking part, with crews from as far afield as the UK, USA, New Zealand and even Chile,” said Jones. Having travelled possibly the furthest to take part this year was the skipper of BeauX Esprits, Keith Garry, who flew in from Chile to join an all-Australian crew from Metung Yacht Club in Victoria, who had chartered the boat specially for the 10th Anniversary regatta. “This is the first time our club has competed in an international regatta, and we expect that this is the first of many more regattas for the Club. Our crew is made up of enthusiastic middle aged-plus crew, and our experience is mainly with racing at club level. We don't have high expectations of success as we're here to be enthusiastic competitors and to have fun and enjoy the company of other crews,” said Terence Grundy. Including a number of charter entries, IRC Cruising was the largest class with 11 entries this year. Up against the charter boats was a number of local stalwarts who were looking to use their local knowledge to give them an edge. It was one such boat, the Ao Chalong Yacht Club entry Windstar, skippered by Peter Wood and with a crew of local sailing veterans, that were undefeated winning all five races in their series and taking away the class title.

Oi!, overall winner in IRC Racing I at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2013.

The super-fast Firefly 850 sport catamarans, all built in Phuket, thrived in the strong winds, putting on a exciting display of sailing and, in some cases, acrobatic-like maneuvers, for the spectators – with boats recording speeds in excess of 20 knots (37 km/h). Reading the conditions best and sailing consistently was Twin Sharks, skippered by Briton John Newnham, who didn't contend the last race having already won seven from seven making him the clear class winner. The Multihull Racing class saw a remarkable comeback by Phuket sailor/ designer, Mark Pescott helming DaVinci, who after a slow start placed second and first in the last races, to become the Multihull Racing class winner and defend their title by just one point. The four classic yachts competing off the southeast coast of Phuket was a sight to behold. A rarity at any regatta in Asia, Phuket Raceweek has attracted a competitive Classic class every year since its inception and this year, after some early exchanges, it was Simon Morris' Sirius who took the win and successfully defended their 2012 title. While a number of Australian crews took home a lot of silverware at this year's regatta, noticeable was the large number of topperforming local boats from Ao Chalong Yacht Club, an indication of the strength of Phuket's competitive sailing scene. For results and photos of the action, visit www.phuketraceweek.com.

REGATTA SPONSORS & PARTNERS
Sponsorship is essential to the success of any event and the organisers of Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek offer a sincere Thank You to the sponsors and partners of the 2013 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek, including: Cape Panwa Hotel, Mount Gay Rum, Kantary Bay Hotel, Tourism Authority of Thailand, DaVinci Yacht Charters, Jaguar Land Rover, Sports Authority of Thailand, Budget Car Rentals, Charter Catamaran, Cholamark Boat, Gerolsteiner, Gybe, Mont Clair, NeilPryde, Nivea sun, Phuket Beer, Rodenstock, The Moorings, 91.5FM Phuket Island Radio, Asia Pacific Boating, Cape + Kantary Magazine, Esquire, HELM Superyacht Asia-Pacific, MyDestinationPhuket, Phuket Gazette and PGTV, Prestige Magazine, SEA Yachting, The Greater Phuket Magazine, The Nation, ISS Security, iTree, Phuket International Hospital, Phuket International Boat Show, The Boat Lagoon, Electrical Marine, Krabi Boat Lagoon, Sunsail, Quantum. Marketing support by Paul Poole (South East Asia) Co., Ltd. – The Sponsorship Experts.

Fujin (right), winner of IRC Racing II. 2013 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek.

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PATINYAKORN BURANROM

Patinyakorn “Ging” Buranrom
spoke with us via Skype from Waikiki, Hawaii, shortly after completing the TRANSPAC 2013 regatta, making history by becoming the first Thai skipper to race this major international ocean sailing competition. Here, he reveals how his love of sailing was sparked as well as his efforts to bring more of his fellow countrymen into the sport.
Please tell us more about the TRANSPAC race. TRANSPAC is a 4,100-kilometre race across the Pacific Ocean that starts near Los Angeles and finishes in Honolulu, Hawaii. With co-skipper Michael Spies and our crew aboard the Sansiri, a Tripp 40 design, we placed third in division 7 with a time of 12 days, 14 hours and 30 minutes, sailing under the banner of the Ao Chalong Yacht Club. We started out fast with strong winds early on – I was hungry as we had no time to eat. But later on, because of a high pressure system called the Pacific High, there was no wind, which really slowed us down in the last few days. How did you feel after completing the race? The race was great. Unforgettable. It felt very good to be the first Thai skipper in an international ocean race. Can you tell us more about your fellow crew members? I sailed with co-skipper Michael Spies, who is one of the top-ranked navigators of the world, as well as three crew – all professionals, who have won five world championships between them. Everyone was working hard. Michael really wants to win a world championship, and he’d never raced the TRANSPAC, which is the oldest offshore ocean race in the world. He found the boat, we bought it, and then we found the crew. In Thailand we have many good sailors, so I was proud to have the opportunity to join this team. Richard Hudson is an excellent navigator, the top sailing navigator in the world. At the helm was Hugh Halliburton and Wayne Powell was at the mast. This was the first race we sailed together. This was quite a big race to do for the first time. Did it pose any unexpected challenges for you? Sailing with one American and three Australians... they all speak English but everyone has a different accent. So it was sometimes difficult for me to understand them. What’s next for you in competitive sailing? For this year we plan to race in the Asian Yachting Circuit, maybe the China Coast Regatta, the Hong Kong to Vietnam Race, Singapore, Malaysia and maybe another ocean race. I think we’ll come back to Phuket for the King’s Cup Regatta too. I also race with an all-Thai crew on my boat, Sansiri Oh La La and will probably do more racing with them. What’s your favourite Regatta in Asia? The best regatta for me is the Phuket King’s Cup, and I would be very proud to someday win this race. For Thai people, because the race is named after our King, who was a great sailor himself, it would be a great honour to win. You’re living in Phuket now. When did you arrive here and where did you live before? I’ve lived in Phuket for five years. I’m from Mahasarakham province in the Northeast, and I was living in Bangkok before moving to Phuket. I first came here on holiday and decided I wanted to live here.

When and how did you get into sailing? I started sailing after moving to Phuket with my friend at the Ao Chalong Yacht Club. The first time I sailed just for fun, but soon realised that I really loved it. There are so many things I enjoy about it: you can go around the world with the energy from nature. You get to see amazing places. Where do you live in Phuket? I live on my boat, moored in Ao Chalong, when I stay in Phuket. I love it. I’m thinking of buying a house or land, but I might buy a bigger boat instead. Tell us about your work. Do you have a business or job? I have a family farm in my home town. I had a business in Bangkok before and a business in Phuket, but I’ve sold them and I’m just sailing full time. I plan to start many businesses soon, however. I’d like to buy a sports team, probably a football club in my home town. I also want to make a hotel business, and maybe some kind of business involving yachts. I’m not sure yet but definitely something to do with boats. Are you involved in any other sports? I play football. I was the captain of the football team at my university, King Mongkut Institute of Technology, where I graduated with a degree in engineering in 2007. Tell us more about your family. My mum’s still living in my home town. She was a teacher but she’s been retired for many years. My father passed away many years ago. I have three older brothers, living in different areas around Thailand. What does your family think about your sailing adventures? My mother is quite happy about it. Since I was young my family tried to teach us to do what you love. My mother always says, “Do what you love to do, do what makes you happy and don’t make trouble for other people.” No one else in my family sails, but I’ve taken my brothers out on my boat many times. What does the future hold for you? As I said, I hope to buy a football team and I want to buy another boat, maybe a catamaran, within a few years. I want to do more to help my local communities, especially in education and sports. I’m involved in a number of clubs and charities that provide educational and social support. In Phuket; I love to teach Thai people how to sail. Sometimes I’ll just take people out on the boat to let them get a taste of what it's like. Sailing is quite expensive for Thai people, so I like to give them a chance to try it. My boat is small, but everyone is welcome to come and sail with me.

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MIX BISTRO

Ingredient
40g finely chopped fresh tuna 5g carrot 60g fresh tuna thinly sliced into circles 5g crispy nori 20g finely chopped fresh green mussels 10g wakame 10g sliced ginger 10g mussels ½ of 1 lime Salt, ground black pepper and olive oil to garnish

Method
Thinly slice the 60g tuna into 3 x 6cm circles. Chop the remaining 40g of tuna into a small dice. Add a drizzle of olive oil, salt, a squeeze of lime juice and leave it for a few seconds. Dice the mussels the same size as the tuna and cook them together. Add olive oil, salt, pepper, limeade and zest of lime to taste and mix thoroughly.

To serve
Mold the the cooked chopped tuna and mussels into a circle. Layer it on pre-prepared fresh tuna. Dress with olive oil, lime squeeze, salt and pepper. Garnish with boiled carrot crush and crispy nori. Wine recommendation: Central Valley Genesis Sauvignon Blanc, (Chile) or DB Sparkling Brut (Australia)

Sous Chef Artchakarn Rittisamarn Sous Chef Artchakarn is a Thai national and was born in Trang province , on Thailand's Andaman Sea coast. He became interested working in the kitchen as his family has its own restaurant business. Chef Artchakarn has over seven years experience working in the kitchens of many leading hotels. He worked as a Chef de Partie at Sunwing Resort, Bangtao before moving to the Racha Resort for five years. He also had the chance to work with Chef Kla , who has a strong background of Mediterranean seafood , at Trisara Hotel . Significantly, he had the opportunity of training with the Michelin 3-star Chef Michael . Chef Artchakarn has a strong background in his chosen profession and his favourite hobby is creating new menus. For more information, contact: Mix Bistro Restaurant at Centra Ashlee Hotel +66 76 349 800 www.chp@chr.co.th

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

Thai

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

Thai/International

'Location, location, location' as the saying goes. It doesn’t matter how good you are, if you’re not in the right location, forget it. Baan Rim Pa is one of Thailand’s best-known restaurants, with a reputation stretching much further. It's perched on a cliff, with teak floors and the swish of the surf ‘downstairs’. There are some restaurants that just encapsulate the word ‘romantic’ and here, with Tommy Doyle playing classics on his grand piano, the sea breeze and the delicate aromas of world-class cooking in the air, this House by the Sea is one of the most romantic places to eat in Phuket. On a rocky outcrop, overlooking the Andaman Sea, Baan Rim Pa prides itself in superb, authentic Royal Thai Cuisine, an ambience second to none and the most spectacular views on the island. Baan Rim Pa is the winner of the prestigious Wine Spectator Award of Excellence nine years in succession. On the coast road just north of Patong www.baanrimpa.com
63 B5

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

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. Burasari, Patong Beach www.burasari.com

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

75 B4

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

80 E1

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AMULET A AM ULET MARKET

Down on your luck? Seeking great wealth or good health? Looking for love? It’s natural for people everywhere to search for a happier life, and every culture has its own set of superstitions and lucky charms believed to help change life for the better.
In Thailand, many put their trust into amulets and talismans: small, sometimes beautifully crafted items attached to necklaces or strategically placed in one’s home, workplace or vehicle. Amulets of all sorts may be found at Buddhist temples, and there’s a thriving trade outside the temples at street markets, magazines, even online. Finding the right amulet or collection of amulets is believed to bring about improvements in one’s life, as well as protection from harm. Tucked away in the heart of the historic Old Town district in Phuket Town is a narrow, tin-roofed lane where the amulet trade is carried out daily with great panache. Amulet Alley, found on a tiny walking soi connecting Phang Nga Road and Rassada Road, is so nondescript that many walking around the Old Town streets will pass it by completely unaware. It’s known locally as Nam Nao for the canal (klong) that runs under it. About a dozen tables are set up along the length of the lane, each displaying neat rows of amulets, talismans and statues, and there are a few small shops behind the tables. There’s a wide variety of designs and colours, but often the amulet traders themselves are the most colourful sight in the market. The small lane reverberates with laughter and chatter, with constant joking and haggling between the traders. Buyers can be seen giving the amulets a close inspection with mini magnifying glasses, checking for authenticity and quality of design. Curious onlookers are welcome to come and take a look at the amulets, and most of the traders are happy to show off their collections and explain a bit about each item. Friendly and relaxed, there’s no hard sell or pushy behaviour here. One trader, when asked about his peculiar -looking belt, quickly removed it from his ample waist and held it up, saying, “Save from the gun! Save from the bomb!” Dangling from his belt were several carved phallic shapes of various sizes, apparently packed with enough power to protect the man from bullets. (Let’s hope they’re never put to the test.) The phallic symbol is one of the most striking images on display, sitting amongst all kinds of figures derived from Buddhist, Taoist, Hindu and animist traditions. Many Buddha and monk images rub shoulders with rabbits, monkeys, turtles, dragons and various gods and goddesses including Toranee, the long-haired Earth Goddess of Buddhist legend. One of the pricier amulets (1,900 baht) was a painted butterfly pendant with gemstones, which the seller brought out and invited us to smell. Its scent was of sandalwood, similar to incense joss sticks at a temple. Amulets and talismanic items are made with bronze, gold, silver, stone, bone, clay and other materials. Many are skilfully designed, but an amulet’s worth is based on much more than its artistic value.

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AMULET MARKET

Collectors and life-improvement seekers look not only at the object’s design but also its age, historic importance, and, especially for amulets, the blessing of an important monk. The stories behind the amulet: which temple it came from, which monk it was consecrated by, and whether it’s known to bring good luck to others all come into play when considering its value. Beliefs in the potent power of amulets still remain strong in modern Thailand, most strikingly so with the recent craze over the Jatukam Ramathep amulet. Created by a temple in Nakhon Sri Thammarat province for many years, its popularity grew when a local police chief claimed that the amulet had helped him solve many crimes. The policeman’s death in 2007 then sparked a national frenzy over the amulet, with prices of original designs fetching millions of baht, plus millions more copies were sold around the country.

Given the intricacy of determining an item's value, as well as the ease with which copies may be made, it’s nearly impossible for non-expert buyers to know if the item is worth the price given. In any case, there are many at Amulet Alley that can be picked up for as little as 100 baht. Those searching for larger or higher-priced images may want to bring along a knowledgeable Thai friend or do some research to gain a better idea about an item’s current worth before negotiating a price. One final tip: when browsing for amulets and other items, be sure to handle them in a respectful manner since they are considered sacred items. Good luck!

Getting there: Amulet Alley has two entrance points. One, on Rassada Road, is near Salvatore’s restaurant, about 30 metres east of the Suriyadej Traffic Circle Fountain. The entrance from Phang Nga Road is directly opposite the Sang Tham (Serene Light) Shrine.
81 C5

33

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

36

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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To Phuket Town

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Island Furniture & The Courtyard

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To Airport
Big-C Central Festival

Chao-fa West Rd. To Kathu

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The new

Mandarava Resort & Spa

Helicam photographs a new resort in Karon Beach Phuket
The New Helicam Hexicopter

Helicam Aerial View: Mandarava Resort & Spa

The Mandarava Resort and Spa Karon Beach opened on February 1st 2013. It’s a contemporary luxury haven boasting the charm and splendor of a tropical hillside resort, submerged in an environment of lavish greenery and natural waterfalls overlooking the magnificent Karon Beach. The Resort has 130 rooms nestled in 39 tropical villas, with three infinity pools scattered on different slopes around the 7.2 acre-large resort. The newly completed resort required marketing imagery. To achieve the best, Deputy Managing Director Chanin Kulvanich contacted Helicam for aerial imagery. Helicam used the newest addition to its fleet, a multi-rotor camera platform, which now only requires a single operator to fly and also take the photography. The helicopter has onboard GPS satellite navigation that keeps it stable and on target while in the air. The pilot/cameraman launches the helicopter and positions it at different locations above the resort allowing a large and varied selection of imagery. Once back in the office the pictures are put in to the Helicam studio for color retouching and system worked before handing over the completed signature images to the resort.

Above: Aerial view of 1 of the 3 swimming pools

For more information on Helicam please contact: 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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For more than a quarter of a century, Cape Panwa Hotel, a world-renowned luxury resort in the quiet southeast corner of Phuket, has been drawing the rich and famous; guests have included the likes of Pierce Brosnan, Elizabeth Taylor and Leonardo DiCaprio, the latter when he was in town to film The Beach. Located just an hour from the airport and 15 minutes from Phuket Town, Cape Panwa Hotel is nestled on the hillside of an old coconut plantation offering breathtaking vistas of the Andaman Sea. Cape Panwa Hotel boasts its own private palm-fringed beach, luxury accommodation and first class facilities in a distinguished, oldworld ambiance. 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. And for an exceptional experience, the hotel’s Absolute Suite combines privacy with stunning views, and features a private spa suite, an oversized pool, a personal butler and chef and access to the hotel’s 75-foot yacht. To relax and unwind, the hotel offers year-round swimming in the sheltered sea, two swimming pools, a fitness centre, water sports, a games room, free scuba lessons, free WiFi access in public areas, and private speed boat and yacht charters. For an extra dose of pampering guests and visit the exclusive Cape Spa, renowned for its exotic rejuvenating treatments.

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 Collection.

For more information please contact 27, 27/2 Moo 8, Sakdidej Rd, Cape Panwa, Phuket 83000 reservations@capepanwa.com www.capepanwa.com

: +66 76 391123-5

: +66 76 391177
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Those clever creative people from Häfele have done it again – Two new innovative design solutions for the home and kitchen.
cookingAGENT – the new solution for creative kitchens.
Designed by Kesseböhmer especially for the cooking styles and high expectations of users all over the world. It is manufactured to exacting German quality standards and complies with world-leading hygiene standards. All critical components have been tested for food safety and are designed for very easy cleaning. All plastic elements are dishwasher safe. It adapts perfectly to each user’s individual cooking style. Moreover, If your cooking and eating habits change, or if you’re planning to use different ingredients, new knives or special utensils, then you can adapt the cookingAGENT to the change within minutes. "You’ll be amazed at how much fits into a cookingAGENT – cooking implements, herbs and spices, sauces and other stuff. And everything is in easy reach.“

cleaningAGENT – cleaning has never been this easy.
"I can get my cleaning done in half the time when all my cleaning stuff is ready to hand. Wiping surfaces, cleaning floors and windows – everything I need is right there in my cleaningAGENT caddy!“ High-sided containers make sure tall bottles stand firm and don’t tip over. Containers are resistant to acids and aggressive cleaning agents. They lift out easily and are simple to clean – they’re dishwasherproof of course. Totally practical, extremely compact and manufactured to the highest standards. For all its light weight and compact design, cleaningAGENT has a lot of practical features and gives you ample space for all your cleaning stuff. The top layer has compartments to organise sponges, brushes and other implements. Pull the whole caddy out with one finger. Close it with a gentle push – thanks to Softstopp, closing is gentle, controlled and noiseless. Top marks for practicality: Container with ergonomic easy-grip handle. All the plastic containers can be lifted out and washed. A clever, easy-care solution – How ever did we manage without it? A cleaningAGENT caddy will soon be as necessary as a fridge. Because it’s almost equally practical – just a lot less expensive and far more compact. It takes a lot of the effort out of daily housework, making sure cleaning materials are kept neat and tidy and that access is quick and easy. This is a tried and tested technology “Designed in Germany”. It’s made of tough materials terials – which are resistant to all generally y available cleaning agents – and manufactured to high standards. All components can be easily lifted out. They can be washed by hand or in a dishwasher. It’s a winner from every point of view!

cookingAGENT Load capacity: 16 kg Internal carcase: Width - min. 268mm Depth - min. 510mm Height - min. 625mm

The modular design that lets each user choose exactly which elements you need and want – and how to organise them. It has space for everything – spices, oils and sauces, chopping boards, knives, even plates and bowls. It’s every cook’s dream – everything you need is ready to hand as you cook. cookingAGENT is a true fullextension pullout that moves As creative as your cooking style – cookingAGENT

cleaningAGENT Load capacity: 12 kg Internal carcase: Width - min. 289mm Depth - min. 480mm Height - min. 480mm
For further information please contact at : +66 76 304460 www.hafele.co.th h
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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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RAWAI BEACH

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

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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 5.62 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: 60m from Surin Plaza 8/62 Moo 3, T. Cherng Talay, A. Thalang, Phuket 83110 : +66 76 324 293, : +66 81 958 6996 Coco Chalong Sales Office: 50m from Chalong Circle 71/45 Moo 10, T. Chalong, A. Mueang, Phuket 83130 : +66 76 384 245, : +66 91 229 4070 sales@cocovilla.net www.cocovilla.net

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Eva Beach

by eva group
PROPERTY CHOICE

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

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

Price Range: This 22 villas beach front development offers three design types with 3 - 4 bedrooms. The villas cover 485 sqm - 596 sqm of built up area and 310 - 385 sqm of living space. Prices range from 32.6 up to 46.7 million Baht. Specification: The developer has put a lot attention on quality building and finishes. All materials are long lasting and low maintenance cost. Teak wood, natural rock, Italian marble, imported Belgium windows and doors, German sanitary items, smart electric control, special Japanese sand spray paint, video call system are standard. The project was created to be environmentally friendly and gives a lot of possibilities for outdoor activities.

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

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

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

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

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

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Anchan Villas
PROPERTY CHOICE

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

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

Design & Construction: Luxurious 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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

…take the Plunge!
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Combining this prime location with value pricing and exceptional construction quality guarantees you long term capital appreciation

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Kata, Sea View

THB 18.5m

Pool Penthouse

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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 NOI: This foreign-freehold, 1-bed penthouse unit of 186 sqm, with sea views from the private rooftop pool, comes very well furnished and has a large shady terrace. Very close to the beach and all local amenities, there’s no need for transport.
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 and island views and fresh breezes.
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Cape Panwa Condo

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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.
VILLA

KATA: This foreign-freehold, 2-bed, 221 sqm condo with terrific ocean views, occupies a prime position on the estate near the pool and fitness centre. The unit is in mint condition, and all the superior furnishings are included in the realistic price.
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COCONUT ISLAND: A few land plots remain on Coconut Island’s Eco Resort of Jindarin Beach; Phuket’s last tropical hideaway. Plots from THB 1.75m and quaint cottages from THB 1.75m. Resort has its own huge pool, restaurant, wooden jetty and rental management. 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.
CONDO

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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Buena Vista Patong from THB 22.9m
PATONG: One of the better investments in Patong with high rental yields! Linked pool villas with ocean and city views set amidst an established housing development. Contact for the investment package and viewing.
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KOH SIREY: 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

NAITHON: Are you seeking a peaceful setting? Come take a look at this unique development now offering cosy 2 bedroom bungalows with private pool at a very affordable price. More importantly, it is only 1.8 km from Naithon Beach!
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KAMALA: Walking distance to the beach, these linked homes offer attractive rental potential as well as a cozy living environment. Convenience from here is unsurpassed as all local amenities are at a walking distance.
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KATHU: Centrally located at only 3 min from the biggest shopping complexes in Phuket and 12 min to Patong, these well appointed condos offer a surprisingly quiet and natural surroundings. Various sizes of condo are available!
VILLA

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

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

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

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

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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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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HUGHESKRUPICA CONSULTING
Making the Rules Binding on an Estate Generally, the most straightforward law dealing with Rules and Regulations falls under the Condominium Act of Thailand, which requires all Condominiums to submit to the Land Office at the time of registration the first Rules and Regulations of the Condominium which are then legally registered as part of the Condominium. Purchasers of Condominium Units are often provided a copy of the Condominium’s existing Rules and Regulations at the time of purchase of their unit, and informed that they are not only enforceable by statute, but also under the unit sale and purchase agreement. Given the statutory regulation, Condominium rules and regulations are enforceable against condominium unit owners. Furthermore, they can be modified and altered by resolution of the joint owners at a general meeting so long as the modification does not contravene certain provisions of the Condominium Act or general principles of law, and any proposed modification should be reviewed by a legal professional for compliance before registration at the Land Office. Although the legal status of rules and regulations in Condominiums is quite clear, this is not always the case in apartment developments (as distinguished legally from Condominiums) or residential villa developments in which the legal ownership structure is often created to suit the type of development and the purchaser market to which the units are marketed and sold. Unless a residential development is created under a development statute providing for a statutory housing association with incorporated Rules and Regulations, the legal status of any Rules and Regulations in a apartment or villa development must be agreed by the Owners and enforceable under contract. Naturally, the typical way to ensure that there is documentation in place to make the Rules and Regulations enforceable in an apartment and/or residential villa development is to have all purchasers sign on to them as part of a lease agreement, management agreement, or other sale and purchase agreement. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and the Rules are often not properly included as part of the sale and purchase documentation. Many apartment and villa developments have neglected to have purchasers sign in agreement the Rules and Regulations or have not implemented the proper structural mechanisms to make them binding in force and effect. As a result, the issue of enforceability only arises as an afterthought, when they are legally challenged post-purchase and completion. Fortunately this can be corrected, and one mechanism used to resolve the matter post-completion of the development is to have all the owners ratify an agreed set of Rules and Regulations enforceable against one another. Ratification technically only works properly, and legally, by contract, typically a shareholders agreement, whereby the agreed Rules and Regulations are annexed to, and penalties for violations are enforced through, dispute resolution procedures set out in the contract signed by all owners in the particular development. However, the corporate or collective legal ownership structure of the development must be constituted correctly to provide the owners a forum to establish, modify, and enforce a set of agreed Rules and Regulations, either through a properly formed ‘Committee,’ ‘Owners Group’ or resolution of owners. In developments that are completed, it is generally recommended that the ownership structure at a development is fully reviewed by a legal professional in order to determine necessary legal mechanisms to properly implement an enforceable set of Rules and Regulations, where there is no statutory regime in place (i.e Condominiums).

matters

Enforcing the Rules
Recently, legal professionals have seen an increasing number of enquiries in relation to the legal status of so-called “Rules and Regulations” or “House Rules” (“Rules and Regulations”), as they are often referred to by various real estate developments in Thailand. The legal standing of such Rules and Regulations, and their enforcement, can be a grey area in Thailand dependent on the type and legal structure of the development in which they are utilized, and also because there are few statutes incorporating them with real legal authority. As the number of completed developments continues to rise in Thailand, committees, property managers, and owners alike will naturally in the course of a development’s existence come across times when the Rules and Regulations must be referenced for resolution of a development dispute or key matter. This article is intended to explore basic considerations of so-called Rules and Regulations and how they can be legally implemented in real estate developments in Thailand. Legal Standing of Rules and Regulations The legal status of Rules and Regulations has often been misunderstood by various actors within the Thai real estate community and industry. Often, completely overlooked, is whether the Rules and Regulations can be enforced where there is a violation, or whether they have any legal basis to begin with in order to be legally referred to for the purpose of guidance on a course of action in a development. The most common error made in developments is that a document is simply created by the Developer or an Owners Committee, listing a large number of behavioral rules (i.e. activity in and around the pool and other common areas), and then that document is declared to be an enforceable part of the Rules and Regulations without any real or apparent legal basis. The legal reality is that a list of rules with penalties for violations created by a real estate community and written on paper does not automatically mean that such a list is enforceable or in compliance with the laws of Thailand. Rules and Regulations must be carefully crafted to not only be suitable for the type of development to which they relate, but also so they do not contravene basic principles of law in Thailand, especially where enforcement of a violation is sought. The question therefore arises: How do owners in a completed development know whether the rules in such development are legally binding and operative against the community? The answer depends largely on how the rules were implemented, and on the legal structure of the particular development.

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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Grand Opening Ceremony Centara Gran B ac his B eac h R esort Centara Grand Beach Resort Chid va seW h ky D in ner @@ The KEE Resort Spa, Patong

Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2013 Regarra Awards Celebration and Closing Party
@ Cape Panwa Hotel, Phuket

Celebrating the launch of the best-yet Southeast Asia Pilot
@ Royal Phuket Marina

The Cliff Spry Party @ The Cliff Restaurant & Wine Bar

Fisherman Village Event @ Centra Ashlee

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JUNIOR PHUKET RACEWEEK
is on the map
A new youth regatta, Junior Phuket Raceweek, was launched in July this year to much acclaim, and took place alongside its decade-old big brother, Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek. The brainchild of Media Business Services' Managing Director Byron Jones, the aim was to provide a competitive platform for youth sailing in Phuket. “Being the first year, our goal was to put on a competitive day of racing for young sailors, give them an opportunity to race in a professionally organised event, and judging by the smiles at the end of the day, everyone had a great time,” said Byron Jones, Managing Director of organisers Media Business Services (MBS). Held off Panwa Beach Resort Phuket, youngsters aged 7-15 raced 14 Optimist and five Toppers under the watchful eye of Principal Race Officer Royal Thai Navy Rear Admiral Prasart Sribhadung. Nattapong "Max" Yoangngam, at just 11 years old, has competed in multiple Thailand National Optimist Championships, represented Phuket in the Phuket Youth Games, and has also represented Thailand at the Double Star Cup Regatta in Qingdao, China last year, and his experience showed as he ran away with the Optimist title. In the Topper fleet, five budding sailors lined up for a day of top competition, and after some close racing, it was Salawutt "Ta" Kullaatt who pulled away from the rest to take the class with an four point winning margin. Both winners were sailors from the Phuket Youth Sailing Club. After a successful inaugural event, the organisers are now looking to the future. “Our long term plan is to extend the format in terms of length and also number of classes. If there are other classes that wish to take part, then we're keen to accommodate. We look forward to feedback from the sailing community on this year's event and will let it grow organically,” added Jones. Co-hosted by Regent Phuket Cape Panwa and Panwa Beach Resort Phuket, Junior Phuket Raceweek was supported by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Sports Authority of Thailand, the Royal Thai Navy and the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand. For full results and photo gallery, visit www.juniorphuketraceweek.com

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THINGS TO DO

From now until October it’s the time of the monsoon rains. However, here’s a selection of these things to do which we hope will enrich your holiday experience, and they won’t break the bank. Don't forget your camera.

This is a place of endless educational possibilities. Here you can learn more about the miraculous miniature world of insects and butterflies. Relax in the 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 'Phuket Butterfly Garden' sign indicating the turning. Entrance for children under 10 years is 150 baht, adults and kids over ten pay 300 baht. Open daily from 9am until 5pm (last admission). For more information contact: +66 76 210861 or visit www.phuketbutterfly.com.

Phuket Bird Park has just opened on Chaofa West Road not far from Sukho Spa. It boasts more than 100 bird species – macaws, hornbills, eagles and owls from Asia, Africa and South America on 22 acres of land. There's a garden with a natural waterfall, thus keeping them close to their natural habitats. Open daily from 9am to 6pm. Enjoy bird shows three times a day at 10:30, 1:30 and 3:30pm. You will be impressed how well a flamed-coloured parrot named ‘Andaman’ will help you feed the birds. Entrance for children 300 baht, adults pay 500 baht. For more information contact: +66 76367576.

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

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