4th Edition (2013
by Andy Dowden & Bill O’Leary
From the Andaman Islands to Darwin... Included in this edition: an ALL-NEW expanded Indonesia chapter featuring stunning Raja Ampat – plus notes on Palau and short introductions to The Philippines and Hong Kong
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ISSUE 74 # OCTOBER 2013
Phuket Island map What's on: on & off Phuket (including the movies) Word of mouth Business Profile: 69SLAM's Ben Gale People profile: David Brook Legal matters: The Cost of Litigating – Time and Money Property matters: To rent or not to rent Social Phuket Things to do in Phuket Useful telephone numbers 8 12-15 16 22 38 58 60 62-63 64 65
Yachts & Yachting
Phuket tide tables: September-October 2013 Cholamark Boat Sunsail – yacht charters & sales DaVinci Yacht Charters 18 19 20 21
Cover photos: Top: Da Maurizio Italian Restaurant Bottom: 88 Land&Houses, Kohkaew Phuket
Shopping, Dining & Leisure
Recipe: Original Carbonara from Roma Dining around Phuket New Places in Old Phuket 24 25-27 36-37
Spas, Health & Beauty
Hair Studio 9 Lemongrass House The Royal Spa Oasis Spa Sukko Spa 28 29 30 31 32
Land & Property (Sales / Rentals / Services / Products)
Helicam: Video Course Guide for Laguna Lang Co ISS Facility Services: Integrated Pest Management System The View Cape Panwa Hotel Villa Sunpao 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 Patong The Emerald Terrace Central Condo Shivalai Plunge Tropic Villas Myphuketproperties St. James Properties Tile-It: Phuket's quality tile boutique COTTO Studio HÄFELE: All-Glass Sliding System ALUTEC 100 33 39 40-41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 59 61 66
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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.
Vegetarian Festival •
5-13 October 2013 @ Boathouse Wine & Grill Phuket Vegetarian Festival. An annual event held during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar and lasting for ten days, the festival celebrates the purification of the mind and body and merit making through a vegetarian diet. Early morning processions from Chinese temples present devotees, possessed by spirits, piercing their tongues, cheeks and other part of the body with sharp implements. Not for the squeamish! www.phuketvegetarian.com.
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.
Phuket Youth Week •
21 - 26 October 2013 @ Ao Yon PYC Phuket Youth Sailing Club is holding the 'Phuket Youth Week' on 21 - 26 Oct 2013. The week will finish with a 2-day Regatta with divisions for the Optimist, Topper, Topaz and Laser. Prizes will be awarded under two categories - one for beginners new to racing “Green Fleet” and one for advanced sailors “Racing Fleet”. Training will be offered through Topper Sail Phuket, RYA Training School and Thai National Coaches. www.phuketyouthweek.com.
SuperKidz Triathlon •
5 October 2013 @ Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club (TSLC) Thanyapura SuperKidz Triathlon Series Pt3. The third installment of the SuperKidz Triathlon Series is a duathlon of a running race followed by a cycling leg and then another running leg. It is expected there will be nationalities from Thailand, Malaysia, UK, the Netherlands, Australia, France, Germany, New Zealand, Austria, Russia and the US. Contact: Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club (TSLC), Tel: +66 76 336000 www.thanyapura.com.
Beach Volleyball •
29 October - 3 November @ Karon Beach Phuket Thailand Open Powered By PTT 2013. The (8th) 2013 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour returns for 6 days. This is the biggest annual beach sporting event in South East Asia with over 50 of the world's top volleyball teams playing. Activities include the PTT Schools Cup and PTT Beach Volleyball camps on the finals weekend and a collection of booths, a beer garden, games and competitions for beach volleyball fans. Admission is free. Tel: +66 02 311 3414. www.pentanglepromotions.com.
WHAT'S ON Regular Events
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 5 is on the 13 October, Race 6 is on the 27 October. All are welcome to sail. Contact Scott: +66 81 985 6879. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 October lunch will be at Panwa House, Cape Panwa Hotel. All are welcome but registration is essential. Members B500 and guests B650. Contact: Carole Dux, +66 76 316711. email@example.com. www.phuketiwc.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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. email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Live bands @ Sanaeha, Phuket town Live music a few nights with great live bands performing including a female singer who covers hits from the 1960s every Tuesday to Saturday. Acoustic live music & Halloween Night @ 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 its every night as usual. On 31 October it's that spooky time of year again! Dress up in a scary costume and get prepared to do some trick or treating at the Two Chefs Halloween party @ Two Chefs Kata Center. Live Music @ Tai Pan, Patong Every night with international singers. Classic Rock through to the latest dance hits. The show is on every night through to 11.45pm. Live jazz jam sessions @ Music Matters jazz bar, Phuket town One of hidden place in Phuket town to go for Jazz, Salsa, Caribbean, African, Southamerican or any other exotic great music. Live jazz jam sessions are on every Wednesday and Saturday night.
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Genre : Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi Starring : Abigail Breslin, Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, Moises Arias, Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis The Earth was ravaged twice by the alien Buggers. 70 years later, the people of Earth remain banded together to prevent their own annihilation. Ender Wiggin, a quiet but brilliant boy, may become the saviour of the human race. Separated from his beloved sister and his terrifying brother he's brought to battle school in orbit around earth. He begins to despise himself as he learns to fight in hopes of saving Earth and his family.
BATTLE OF THE YEAR
Genre : Drama, Urban, Dance Starring : Josh Holloway, Laz Alonso, Josh Peck, Caity Lotz, Chris Brown Set in the international world of B-boying (the urban dance more commonly known as "breakdancing") this movie follows an American dance crew who, with the help of their tough coach (Josh Holloway), struggle to reach their dreams despite being misunderstood by society and their own families. Their lives collide in France where their skills are put to the ultimate test: the “Battle of the Year” finals, with crews from 18 nations vying for the title of World Champion.
THE SMURFS 2
Genre : Animation, Comedy, Family Starring : (voice) Neil Patrick Harris, Katy Perry, Jayma Mays, Anton Yelchin, Christina Ricci Evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures (the Naughties) to harness the magical Smurfessence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants, and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs, Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to Paris, where he has been winning the adoration of millions as the world1s greatest sorcerer.
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Till 6 October 2013 @ Prachuap Khiri Khan 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 during the festival. Contact: TAT Prachuap Khiri Khan, Tel. +66 32 513885. www.tourismthailand.org.
Cha-Am/Hua Hin Golf Festival 2013
5 November The Melbourne Cup @ The Underwood Art Factory, 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 13-15 December Chao Le (Sea Gypsy) Boat Floating Festival @ Sea Gypsy Villages, Phuket 16-18 December Asia Superyacht Rendezvous 2013 @ Kata Rocks, Phuket
Cliff Diving in Krabi for the 2013 World Series
21-26 October 2013 @ 4 dive sites from monolith cliffs, Krabi The best high divers in the world compete in the final of the 2013World Series in cliff diving. Divers will compete across four unique cliffs facing a steep rocky ascent, tides and currents. First a 24m dive from Wang Long Bay on Phi Phi Don Island where there are two opposing cliffs, guarding a narrow inlet of crystal blue water 10m deep. Next Maya Bay, with a 27m dive from a special platform allowing divers to perform more complicated arrangements of somersaults and twists. At Viking Cave, accessible only by boat, athletes dive from atop a gigantic stalactite jutting out a 90° from the cliff. The fourth site, Lading Bay, hosts a 28m dive to the water below. Judges and spectators will have a perfect 90° view of the dive site. www.redbullcliffdiving.com/en_TH/event/krabi-province.
Phang Nga Vegetarian Festival 2013
5-13 October 2013 @ Various shrines in Phang Nga Phang Nga celebrates the Vegetarian Festival, the cleansing of the body and soul and honouring the Nine Emperor Gods, for nine days. Activities include The Lantern Polo Raising, The Secret Procession, The Fire Walking Ritual, The Ceremonial Bridge-Crossing Ritual and The Farewell Ritual. Take the chance to try some vegetarian dishes for just 9 Baht at several venues: Muang Phang Nga Market on October 5 from 6pm. Taimuang Market on October 10 from 5pm. Phratat Kirikhet Temple's fountain roundabout on October 12 from 5:49pm. Tel: +66 7648 1900-2 , +66 7641 1370.
Times & dates of events are subject to change. Please contact the organiser for up-to-date information.
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We all know one of those places… they never advertise but they’re busy. Why? ‘Word of mouth’. People tell their friends, “You must try..” and the word spreads. In this monthly column, we spread the word further about the great-value nooks and crannies that we know about on Phuket.
Keawjai Bakery & Restaurant
7am-4pm. On Phang Nga Rd. just west of the old bus station. One of the longtime favourite restaurants among Phuket locals. Not a huge restaurant but has indoor & outdoor dining areas. Enjoy a selection of Thai & Thai-Chinese food as well as homemade bakery products. Recommendated dishes are fried chicken with garlic & stir-fried vegetables. A few of Phuket's traditional desserts & snacks are also available . Reasonable prices & fast service!
6am-12pm. 500 m from Ket Ho junction head to Kathu. N Near the bridge. Open in the mornings serving fresh steamed Dim Sum, southern style Khao Yam & Kanom Jeen . As well as local food , Ket-Ho Dimsum also serves international breakfast sets such as American Breakfast (2 eggs, ham, bacon , sausage toast & orange juice) & Croissant Ham Cheese with fried potatoes all at inexpensive prices.
The Factory CAFÉ
Pla Mor See Resta Restauran
10:30am-10:30pm. Entrance to Pavillion Hotel, Opposite Plook Panya School An 'industrial-style' café in Phuket City serving breakfast, lunch , dinner, coffee , drinks − & cakes. A great spot, popular with locals for its very friendly atmosphere .Don't miss their signature iced tea called "Lay-Bong" iced tea & green tea honey toast. The food is also good , generous portions, reasonably priced & of course tasty! There's free wiﬁ, live sports & a meeting room.
5pm - 11pm. On Kra Rd. Just along Bang Yai canal behind Phuket Vocational College. A little gem well-known among locals. Tables are set along Bang Yai canal offering everything from local ﬂavours to famous Thai dishes & seafood . Recommend are Gai See Eew or Gai Pae Sa (Boiled Chicken in salty soya-based sauce) & Kung Pad Sator (S tirfried S tink Beans & Shrimp). Prices are cheap compared to other seafood restaurants in Phuket.
7pm til late. Yaowarat Rd. between Talang & Dibuk, Phuket Town. A small bar & live music venue in Phuket Town . Rom Dee is simple & inexpensive with just a couple of a small tables catering to young Thais. Live music every night. Nothing fancy but worth a look , a perfect place for drinks & cozy conversation with a laid-back approach . Cheap beer of course .
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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. ute flares. • Outboard engines, life rafts, self inflating life jackets, hand flares, parachute • 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).
To Kata & Karon
Cholamark Boat Co., Ltd. Airport
To Rawai School To Phuket City Post Office CHALONG CIRCLE To Chalong Pier
For more information Cholamark Boat Co., Ltd. 16/29 Moo 8, Chaofa Road, Chalong, Phuket 83130 : +66 76 283112 : +66 76 283113 email@example.com www.hansboat.com
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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.
For further information 28/46 Moo 1, Nai Harn, Phuket (TAT License Number: 32/00410) : +66 89 588 3476 firstname.lastname@example.org www.davinciphuket.com
When did you set up the business? And why? 69 Slam opened its first shop in September this year. Having a Thai wife, Boo, and being a previous resident and regular visitor of Phuket, it was always in the back of my mind to return one day. The 69 Slam brand is famous in Bali with over 10 shops. On a recent trip to Phuket I was surprised they did not have a presence in Phuket despite being in over 27 countries. What were you doing / where were you living & working before? In 2011 we spent four months sailing our boat from Cairns, Australia to Bali where we've been living for the last two years. Work-wise we've had a rather diverse experience, including a pearl farm in the far north of Queensland (loss-making), A walk-through bird aviary tourist attraction (profitable), various properties (losing and making money on these). It's certainly been a bouncy ride. Where are you from? I'm originally from Cairns Australia. My wife and partner is a local Phuketian. What’s special / different about 69SLAM? What are its unique points? Most of the large beachwear companies employ fashion consultants to advise them on what's going to be the next trend and often all go to the same conferences and get the same information. Consequently their products are homogenous and conservative. The 69slam designers go out of their way to ignore what these so-called gurus are saying and design unique, vibrant, sometimes in-your-face and occasionally controversial, but never boring designs. What's your role in the business? Boo and I are the big kahunas over a massive staff of 4! What are the main challenges as they relate to your role? Creating brand awareness initially, but apart from that the same as any small business: cash flow, staff issues, inventory control and the like. …and what are the biggest difficulties you have to overcome? Packing up our life in Beautiful Bali and transporting it over to beautiful Phuket. What's your main target market? Boys, girls, men and women under 35 is the core market, but really anyone who wants to wear fun, comfortable beach wear. Marketing is obviously an important part of every business – what's your approach? Creating brand awareness is the first big step – through advertising in publications like Window magazine, social media etc – and creating a loyal following. What do you like most about what you do now? The brand is fun, we always enjoy starting new projects and there's that constant nervous excitement wondering how successful the venture will be. And what do you like least…? Driving over the Patong Hill on a regular basis in traffic. What do you (and the business) hope to achieve within the next 3-5 years? If Bali has 10 successful shops and Phuket has a similar tourist profile then we hope to have at least four outlets here, plus some wholesaling through the rest of Thailand. What do you see as your biggest successes to date? Pulling the venture off in six months from the time we had the idea To what extent does the current global financial mess affect your business? Phuket seems to be bouncing back albeit with a different mix of nationalities. Russians love the brand and are one of our biggest customer groups. Is 69SLAM involved in any CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) programmers? When I lived in Phuket in 2006, I was an active member of the Patong Rotary Club and I will certainly be contacting them when the dust settles What tools (if any) do you use to schedule your time? I am a big fan of Google Calendar and a simple 'to-do' list. How would you describe your leadership style? I'm a great delegator. What's your over-riding ambition at this stage in your life? Educating my kids, growing our businesses and giving more to the less fortunate than ourselves. If I achieve a modicum of success in this, then buy a bigger boat and keep sailing west!
For further information about 69SLAM +66 76 346 181 www.69slam.com
RECIPE FROM ROMA
Serve in pasta ball with fresh grated Pecorino cheese on top
Ingredients for 4 People
400g pasta/spaghetti 30ml/2tbsp olive oil 4 eggs (at room temperature) 150g smoked bacon cut into matchsticks 75g freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese Salt and freshly ground black pepper
• Bring a large pan of water to the boil. In a medium frying pan, heat the oil and sauté the bacon until the bacon renders its fat and starts to brown. Keep the bacon and its fat hot until needed. • Add salt and the spaghetti to the boiling water, and cook until it is 'al dente'. • While the pasta is cooking, prepare (NOT WARM) a large serving bowl and break the eggs into it. Beat in some of the Pecorino Romano cheese with a fork, and season with black pepper. (NO SALT) • As soon as the pasta is done, drain it quickly, and mix it to the eggs mixture. Pour on the hot bacon and its fat. Stir well. Add more Pecorino Romano cheese. Be careful that the heat from the pasta and bacon fat DOES NOT cook the eggs. • Serve immediately.
About Chef Siam Duilio Lazzara , the owner of Cefalu’ Restaurant and Siam Lewan , his Executive Chef, have been working together since 1997 – ﬁrst at Duilio’s Restaurant in Pattaya , then at Duilio’s Restaurants in Bangkok and now at Cefalu’ Restaurant on Surin Beach , Phuket. During his 16 years with Duilio, Chef Siam, with his talent and dedication , has learned from Duilio and from other Italian chefs working at the restaurant, all the skills, recipes and tricks to prepare authentic Italian dishes – and is complimented by all our customers on his dishes. His food is no-thrill , real Italian regional food , cooked to perfection with the best ingredients available in the market. For more information, contact: Cefalu’ Italian Restaurant. +66 76 621 709, +66 81 820 6923 www.duilios.com
Baan Rim Pa
Daily 12pm-midnight | +66 76 340789, +66 76 341768
Daily 7am-midnight | +66 76 294104-6 ext 5
'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
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
Daily 1-11pm | +66 76 292526, +66 76 284555
Baluchi is in the heart of Patong and in Karon, yet their relaxed atmosphere, with soft background Indian music, creates a great ambience perfect for either family dining or entertaining clients. They take pride in using only fresh, authentic Indian spices, freshly ground in their kitchen and fresh (not frozen) meat. Homemade paneer (cottage cheese) and yoghurt, tandoori kebabs, naan and rotis, Mughlai curries and the best Indian long grain basmati rice dishes are just some of their specialties. One can taste the most mouth-watering tandoori kebabs in town, not to mention the variety of breads baked freshly in the tandoor or a delicious variety of prawn, chicken, mutton or vegetable biryani. Baluchi is the only award winning Indian restaurant on the island, serving authentic Indian cuisine using original ingredients imported from India. Baluchi Karon opens 18:30 to 23:30 every day except Saturdays.
Horizon Beach Resort, Patong and Karon Soi 2 next to Karon Football Stadium www.wheretoeat-phuket.com
Daily 11.30am-10.30pm | +66 76 292929 ext 8207
Daily 10.30am-11pm | +66 83 173 1187, +66 76 381212
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, email@example.com
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Daily 5.30-11pm | +66 76 289574
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
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, email@example.com
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Boncafe Phuket Tel: (076) 355-600-1
455-457 Yaowalard Road, Mooban Samkong, Talardyai, Amphur Muang, Phuket 83000 Fax: (076) 524-099 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
www.boncafe.co.th | shop.boncafe.co.th
Hair Studio 9
Welcome to Hair Studio 9. Our experienced staff are committed to providing the most professional services. We are one of the most well known hair salons, bringing superior services and satifaction to all of our respective customers.
Our hair stylists have more than 10 years of experience and specialise in hair extension, cuts, style and colour for women, men and children. At Hair Studio9 we offer the very best colour available in the industry. Our approach reflects the latest in great looks, and fashion from around the world. Our colour lines are manufactured by experts in the field of professional brands: Paul Mitchell, Loreal, Wella, Schwarzkopf, Kudus.
Here's what we offer
• Shampoo and blow drying / Hair cutting • Natural hair perm / Natural hair styling • Color : Highlighting, multi dimensional weaves and foils, colour correcting, permanent and semi-permanent tinting • Natural hair extention • Permanant tattoo • Deep conditioning treatment both hair and scalp • Permanent waving and relaxing • Hair cleansing support: Beautiful hair begins with clean hair and a clean scalp: Scalp therapy/Hair growth support. Our hair is the most fragile, yet it is treated the harshest. Protect your hair with our customised More Hair! Salon Hydro Therapy Treatments formulated to restore balance and vital elements to the hair and scalp for optimal hair growth. Our blends of powerful ingredients along with our de-chlorinated water infused with Vitamin C provide treatment plans to recover and nurture you, your hair and your scalp back to health. • Hair colour support: Natural & organic hair colour, which are gentler on the hair, are available. • We do ''Special Occasion Styles'' for weddings, black tie events and proms.
Daily 11am – 10pm : +66 76 600108 Jungceylon 2nd Floor, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150 email@example.com www.phukethairstudio9.com
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Patong Sai 3 Rd
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Banzan Market Soi Banzan
HAIR STUDIO 9
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 ใกลปมน้ำมัน ปตท. Daily 9am – 8pm สาขาสุรินทร ซอยอาวบางเทา ถัดจาก : +66 76 271233 โรงแรมสุรินทรเบยอินน 10/2 Srisoonthorn Rd., Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83100 31 34 D4 F1 www.lemongrasshouse.com
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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
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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
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To Kathu Bypass Rd.
Tesco Lotus Bangkok Phuket Hospital
To Downtown Yaowarat Rd.
THE ROYAL 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.
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Buy 1 Get 1 FREE on the following spa packages at Oasis Spa Phuket, in Laguna, Kamala and Kata 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 email@example.com
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Sukko Cultural Spa
SPA & BEAUTY
“The Best Spa In Southeast Asia”
Sukko means "Beyond Happiness". My first feeling when I stepped through the impressive gates of Sukko Spa was, "I’m in paradise". The Sukko staff are dressed beautifully in traditional Thai style and the spa design, influenced by the ancient Siamese capital, creates a haven of calm yet regal serenity. I felt I had left all my troubles behind.
Chilled out by the soothing background music, my mind was filled with a peaceful wellbeing as I enjoyed the warm traditional welcome (again from Sukko culture) of the ‘Flower Floating Ritual’ – similar to ‘Loy Kratong’, where the idea is to float away past stresses and wish for luck and joy from that moment on. A variety of 40 spa treatments – prepared by Sukko's certified Thai Herbalist and based on ancient Thai medical theory – is offered at Sukko, in packages lasting from 2 to 4 hours. Each package has a specific purpose and can be selected to suit your lifestyle or the way you feel on the day. These herbal recipes and procedures have been handed down through generations and are totally free of petrochemicals, synthetic perfumes or colouring. Some of the herbs and spices are grown in Sukko’s own herb garden and picked just for your treatment, ensuring they are as fresh as can be. I was pampered with the “Be Balanced” package; a 3-hour experience that left me feeling relaxed and refreshed. This 3-treatment combination began with 30 minutes in the steam room and the Jacuzzi, followed by a Thai Turmeric Body Scrub designed to soften your skin and awaken your senses. The scrub was followed by Sukko Synergy Body Massage (see description opposite). “Is this pressure okay? Too strong? How are you feeling?” my therapist asked me from time to time. “Mmm…perfect…” were the only responses that seemed to suit how I felt. Sukko Spa’s restaurant, Suk Savoey Spa Cuisine, presents a unique concept: "Menu by Blood Types" and "Menu by Elements". For those who want to exercise, the Suk Sanan Club provides a myriad of fitness opportunities, including ‘Rue Sri Dat Ton’ (the hermit self stretching), a traditional Thai exercise or, for something more strenuous, try ‘Thai Martial Arts’, a traditional and effective art of self-defense.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org facebook.com/sukkospa
To Phuket Town
Island Furniture & The Courtyard
Big-C Central Festival
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Video Course Guide
for Laguna Lang Co
The New Helicam Hexicopter
Helicam Aerial Image of: Hole 10 - Par 4 / 446 Yards / Index 3
Laguna Lang Co Golf Club is a 18-hole, par-71 championship course designed by Sir Nick Faldo. Mr. Tim Haddon, General Manager, commissioned Helicam as they required aerial photography of the golf course as well as a Video Course Guide (a hole by hole fly over of the complete course). Once on location the Helicam Team (Phil & Mhu) got straight on with the shooting. At strategic points around the course, using the remote controlled helicopter, the pilot / photographer (Phil) proceeded to capture the required still imagery. For the Video Course Guide the team started with video of the golf pro hitting the ball from the tee then, launching the helicopter, the team use a golf kart to stay ahead of the helicopter that Pilot Phil is flying and Mhu operates the camera. The idea is that the camera is the ball in flight. The completed stills and video material is then system worked / edited together on location and then back at the Helicam office in Phuket. The video has information graphics and a descriptive voiceover of each hole that will help the golfer plan his game.
For more information on Helicam please contact: Jonathan : +66 89 874 7464 www.helicam.asia email@example.com Phil : +66 87 281 0451 www.helicam.asia firstname.lastname@example.org
Helicam Aerial Image of: Hole 9 & Hole 10
NEW PLACES IN OLD PHUKET
On On Hotel
On On Hotel
The historic district of Phuket Town is called ‘Old Phuket’, but some of its oldest buildings are now sporting fresh new looks. Forward-thinking, stylesetting entrepreneurs have been steadily injecting new flair into the Old Town, transforming its centuriesold shophouses into vibrant, modern hotspots.
In delving into the new Old Phuket, a must-visit is the Memory at On On Hotel, Phuket’s oldest hotel that has recently reopened after an extensive makeover. It’s still owned by the same family that founded the hotel back in 1929, but after decades of being a rather dismal backpacker hotel, management was turned over to a Bangkok hospitality company, The Treasury Village Group. A multi-million-baht upgrade restored this faded beauty’s shine with the help of Phuket native Namfon Kanchanasaya, who is well known for her skilled eye for colour and design as the founder of Ceramics of Phuket. Distinctive design pieces including an antique gramophone, vintage photographs and painted wooden shutters evoke the feeling of a romantic era of travel, while crisp white bed linens, ceramic bathroom basins and a bold use of bright colours throughout add a modern look. The inner courtyard, which uses the original open-roof architecture to allow in fresh air and sunlight, gives the downtown hotel an ambiance of a private garden space.
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Just across the road from the On On is Siam Indigo, now a hub for great food and glamour since the 100-year-old shophouse was given an alluring uplift by Celine Masson and her partner in the business, architect Pisit Aongskultong, seven years ago. Khun Pisit said the design was inspired by tin mining in the old days and Baba-Peranakan culture.
On On Hotel
In the seven-month renovation of this former travel office, partitions were removed to open the interior space and the back area developed into an enchanting garden patio, complete with an elaborate statue of Hindu God Ganesha created by Khun Namfon, the same designer who directed the On On’s upgrade. Parts of the wall are artfully broken away to reveal the original brickwork. Other original elements including the roof were restored to their former glory, while the interior was converted into a vivid and welcoming space adorned with rich red velvet curtains, glitter balls and a series of shimmering ceramic mosaic pictures of Hollywood starlets by Chiang Mai artist Surachai Sripaiboon.
NEW PLACES IN OLD PHUKET
Kopitiam (left) and herb shop (right)
town’s oldest herb shop, still in operation by the family right next door. Housed in a shophouse originally built by the powerful Tan family 100 years ago, and since bought by Khun Wiwan’s family, Kopitiam opened three years ago and quickly became the go-to spot for authentic local food.
Another restaurant in Old Phuket that’s become a talked-about spot to enjoy a dressed-up evening out is The Brasserie, which is housed in 110-year-old shophouse originally built for much less elegant purposes: a shop selling spare parts for tractors. When Alain Tabruyn and Phuket native Kwanjai Wonglee took over the building three years ago, the couple created a chic bar and restaurant that blends classic Old Phuket style and the traditional design of a Parisian brasserie. Bathed in the warm glow of stunning chandeliers handmade in Phuket, the restaurant is divided into different areas, each with a distinct mood, from the bright oyster bar to a cosy bar designed to resemble a copper brewing pot just behind it, to the swanky main dining area lined with a long red leather bench, to the romantic enclosed garden terrace tucked away at the back. Alain reveals that they will soon open a high-end restaurant next door with only 25 seats and a noted chef will create his artful dishes in a specially designed kitchen at the centre of the dining room. As the evening progresses, the chef’s table will be converted into a DJ station and diners will be free to dance the night away. Perhaps the best example of the old town segueing into something new is the Kopitiam cafe on Thalang Road, run by the affable Wiwan Bumrungwang, the great-granddaughter of the founder of the
Covering the walls of the low-key yet inviting interior are several photographs of Phuket through the ages, which Khun Wiwan brought out from her uncle’s extensive historical photograph collection. Kopitiam’s warm decor with Baba-Chinese touches immerses diners into the local Phuket scene as much as the delicious Hokkien noodles it serves up. Another Phuket-born entrepreneur, Watinee “Ann” Keatipanpatana, whose grandfather settled in the Thalang area after emigrating from China, has given new life to an old shophouse on Soi Romanee. Aptly named The Rommanee, this boutique guesthouse was a true labour of love for this computer programmer-turned-hotelier, who opened it late last year. Many modern touches were added to the 80-year-old building, while its teal green exterior blends in well with the historic street’s pastel-toned buildings. With only four guest rooms to work with, Khun Ann designed each in a unique and whimsical style: a modern Chinese room in red and black tones, a ‘colourful’ room, a retro room and a minimal room. Phuket Town is getting older but with the help of some creative minds and fresh ideas it continues to be reborn anew. It’s now emerging as a place where the hip and historic intermingle, as a new generation finds ways to honour the town’s past while adding up-to-date appeal. Within each of these historic buildings many stories and surprises continue to unfold, which reveal as much about Phuket’s future as its past.
photos by Weerawat Ngamreab
photos by Weerawat Ngamreab
David Brook moved to Phuket in 1998 with the aim to retire from his fast-paced UK corporate life, but 15 years on he’s as active as ever. Here, he reveals more about the people he’s met and adventures he’s had in launching a local beer brand and a bar in Patong.
Where are you from? I was born in 1943 in Yorkshire, England. Educated at Leeds Modern Grammar School, Sheffield University (BA Econ) and Bradford University Business School (MBA). What did you do before you came to Phuket? I have over 22 years experience in the UK brewing, and drinks supply and distribution business and some 15 years experience in the Thailand drinks industry, with 17 years at Managing Director/Chief Executive level. UK Companies have included Scottish and Newcastle and Lonrho, prior to joining Federation Brewery, the tenth largest brewery in the UK, as Chief Executive for some 13 years. When did you move to Phuket? I was a regular visitor to Thailand for 20 years before deciding to live permanently in Phuket in 1998. What was it about Phuket that made you decide to live here? I’d been to Pattaya and Bangkok many times but first came to Phuket in January 1998 to see the Johnny Walker Golf Classic at Blue Canyon. I thought the island was fantastic and fell in love with the place instantly. I had an opportunity to take an early retirement deal from my employers, which I did, and that was it. By the end of 1998, I’d sold everything in the UK and came here: lock, stock and barrel. Two years later you founded Phuket Island Lager. When did you get the idea to make a local beer? It came out of one of the early conversations I had on my first trip. I had dinner with Tom McNamara, founder of Baan Rim Pa restaurant, on a few occasions and I mentioned that Europe and every part of the UK have different local beers, and I didn’t see that in Thailand. I saw only national brands like Singha, which had dominated the industry for so long, and one or two imports. Tom said, ‘Yes, you’re right. What can we do about it?’ That was where it started. What’s happening with the beer company now? It’s still going, but I’m not involved with it anymore. I ran the company initially as managing director but then found myself working 15, 16, 18 hours a day. I didn’t want to do that anymore as I’d come to Phuket to enjoy my life and play a little golf. Tell us more about Phuket Island Lager Bar, which you opened in Patong soon after the beer launched. The first bar was a big operation and quite successful, until the tsunami came along in 2004 and decided to change all that. We moved to a couple of different locations after that, but when the lease was up for renewal this year we decided to stop, as we fully anticipated that something would happen with the property. The owners of the land decided they wanted to repossess the site and what was there was demolished. You must have met many interesting people over the years. Tell us about your network of friends and acquaintances. I used to be well known in UK government circles, including numerous Lords, MPs as well as former Prime Minister Tony Blair. In 1994 I was awarded The Freedom of the City of London for services to the brewing industry. The Phuket Island Lager Bar received many visitors from around the world, including a number of celebrity friends, such as Jimmy
White, John Virgo and Pete Conway, who is Robbie Williams’s dad. I’ve also been a close personal friend of three-times World Professional Darts Champion, John Lowe, for some 28 years. John is a regular visitor to Phuket. How does doing business in Phuket compare to back home? It’s the coming to terms with the pace of doing business in Thailand, and the pace of getting things done. The legislation’s obviously different, in some cases for very good reasons. Working through the legislation to actually make something happen can be extremely lengthy and sometimes frustrating. And of course the worst thing in Thailand is to get frustrated because then nothing gets done. Tell us more about your family. I met my wife Kanchana on my first trip to Phuket. We’ve been together ever since and were married about five years ago. I have two children back in the UK from a previous marriage. My daughter Helen, 40, lives in Scotland and is a teacher and mum of two. My son Richard, 42, lives in London and is a professional musician of repute being a tour drummer for a number of groups, having backed the likes of Posh Spice, Ozzie Osbourne, Roger Daltrey among others. Richard has one daughter and another on the way later this year. You have supported a number of charities over the years. Can you tell us about them? In the UK we sponsored the UK Celebrity Golf Tour, raised funds for the Special Olympics, Children in Need and variety of local events. In Phuket, I organised the John Lowe Golf Classic to raise funds for the British Business Association of Phuket charity, the Asian Celebrity Tour 2008 for a charity in Patong, and was involved with The Irish Times Charity Golf Event to assist the Life Home Project. I also helped organise the 2011/2012 Poppy Appeal for Phuket. What have you been up to since closing the bar? I was a guest presenter on 91.5 FM Phuket Island Radio (Mr B) and am a regular column writer for The Phuket News (Grapevine). As for starting another business I would simply say, ‘who knows’. Something may be around the corner. I said I’d retire 15 years ago but I’m still as active as ever. I don’t have time to retire! What are you most proud of? Surviving till I’m 70 years old. My health is good, touch wood, and I have just one ambition left in life: to wake up every morning for another 10 years.
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Luxury Seaview Condominium
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.
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.
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.
We offer a wide range of high quality sea view units ranging in size from our generous one-bedroom units at 116sqm to our opulent six-bedroom penthouses at 674sqm. Our highly competitive pricing for these condominium units starts from just 11.5 million Thai Baht, proving that there are still opportunities to invest in high quality real estate and secure value
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Contacts 29/17-18 Moo 5, Rawai : +66 81 666 6622 : +66 86 943 9996 : +66 76 381488 email@example.com www.theviewphuket.com
Imagine escaping your daily routine to a secluded tropical paradise removed from the rest of the world. For more than a quarter of a century, Cape Panwa Hotel, a worldrenowned luxury hotel in the quiet southeast corner of Phuket, has been a secret destination drawing dignitaries and celebrities to take refuge; including the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Elizabeth Taylor and Pierce Brosnan. Considered one of the most exclusive places in Phuket, the hotel is nestled on the hillside of an old coconut plantation, just an hour from the airport and 15 minutes from Phuket Town. With breathtaking vistas of the Andaman Sea, the hotel boasts its own private palm-fringed beach, luxury suites and pool villas, and first-class facilities in a distinguished, old-world ambiance. For an exceptional experience, the hotel’s Absolute Suite combines privacy with a stunning 360-degree view, while featuring an oversized pool, a private spa, a personal butler, chef and chauffer, and access to the hotel’s 75-foot yacht. To relax and unwind, the hotel offers year-round swimming in a sheltered sea, two beautiful swimming pools, and a spa famous for its exotic rejuvenating treatments. For those looking for adventure, hop on the hotel’s speed boat or yacht to discover the surrounding islands or sign up for a free scuba lesson.
To make your visit truly memorable, enjoy a candlelit dinner on the beach, or sail to seclusion for a champagne picnic. Dining at Cape Panwa Hotel offers a gastronomical experience, no matter what your preference is. The Panwa House restaurant, a beautiful Sino-Portuguese mansion on the beach, serves exquisite Thai cuisine. Top of the Reef offers a fine-dining experience, while Café Andaman serves Thai and international fare in a casual atmosphere. Snacks and drinks are served throughout the day at the beachside Bamboo Bar; and for evening drinks, the hotel has a piano and lounge bar, as well as a nautical pub with live music inside a lighthouse. Cape Panwa Hotel is part of Kasemkij Hotels’ prestigious Cape Hotel Collection. www.capecollection.com
For more information please contact 27, 27/2 Moo 8, Sakdidej Rd, Cape Panwa, Phuket 83000 firstname.lastname@example.org www.capepanwa.com
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Villa Sunpao is an intimate boutique resort offering elegantly decorated private pool villas surrounded by nature and green. The villas are masterfully designed, richly furnished, and impeccably finished with a unique blend of modern and tropical style. Set amidst the north coast of Phuket, Villa Sunpao is hidden away in a quiet part of Layan Beach offering an intimate setting, privacy and tranquility. The ambience is restful and relaxed, surrounded by tropical gardens, picturesque mountains and a beautiful lagoon.
Villa Sunpao blends past with present. Our collection of tropical homes mix modern technology and exotic materials producing rich design in complete harmony with the surrounding environment; the beautiful traditional shingle roof combines minimalist architecture with clean modern lines, framed by water and tropical landscapes. Constructed with uncompromising attention to detail, the villas are finished with high quality materials, Italian furniture and a touch of local décor. Villa Sunpao is a home that blends indoor and outdoor living, allowing you to enjoy the best of both worlds. Villa Sunpao is committed towards the environment; our team has researched all the best eco-friendly product options and combined them with architectural designs to create the 'green' home of your dreams.
The owners who intend to use their villa for only limited periods, and investors looking for best rental returns, can become a part of our ‘Rental Pool’. We take the management and we produce a net profit with no risk and costs for owners. Our rental pool program was designed to completely align the goals of owners with that of management. We ensure the owners that management earns a fee only when the owners receive an income. We keep your property in five-star conditions at no cost. We pay for day and night receptionists, housekeepers, pool boys, gardeners, laundry and we cover all the costs related to airport transfer and shuttle service. Rental incomes are split fairly, with 50% going to owners and 50% to the Management Company. Owners have no marketing, no maintenance and no management fees to sustain Contacts Villa Sunpao : +66 86 004 3008 : +66 76 384691 email@example.com www.villasunpao.com
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Concept: Coco Kamala and Coco Chalong are the latest luxurious lifestyle developments from The Coco Group on Phuket’s west coast, and scenic east coast respectively, providing luxury high quality tropical residences at affordable prices
These exclusive, low-density private tropical estates – consisting of just 24 pool villas in Kamala and 80 pool villas in Chalong – are constructed in a contemporary tropical style, with accents and hints of the local culture woven into the architectural details. We call this “natural opulence”; a feeling derived from the high ceilings and full length doors creating natural light and ventilation, constructed to a practical design, whilst retaining key aesthetic form – and all within a short distance of stunning tropical beaches.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cocovilla.net
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by eva group
Location: Beach front project from leading developers. All units
offer uninterrupted sea / island views of the south east coast of Phuket. Villas are surrounded by lush landscaping and natural rocks. The project is centrally located between two 5-star resorts: InterContinental and Vijitt. Direct access by boat to the islands (10 mins) with a variety of white sandy beaches. 5 km to Nai Harn beach, 1.5 km to Laem Ka beach, 3 km to Yanui beach. Developed infrastructure.
Project status: Common areas and sold units are completed,
owners moved in. Choose from available units: ready to move in, ready in 6 months or off plan. 30-year construction guarantee. Contact us to visit show house.
Price Range: 22-villa beach front estate, with owners moved in.
Four designs, 3-4 bedrooms. 366-596 sqm built-up area and 235-385 sqm living space. Prices range from 32 up to 44.9 million baht. Rental programme available on request.
Specification: All materials are long lasting and low maintenance. Teak wood, Italian marble, imported Belgian windows and doors, natural rock, German sanitary items, smart electric control, video call entrance system, outdoor Japanese sand spray paint – are all 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 ( Eng, Thai) : +66 87 897 0501 (Eng, Rus) email@example.com www.EvaBeach.com
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Location: Kata Rocks is located directly on the oceanfront of
Phuket's favoured West Coast, giving stunning sunset views of the Andaman Sea and picturesque Ko Phu island. The development lies between two of Thailand's most beautiful beaches. It is within walking distance of one of Phuket's most exclusive areas, Kata Point which has some of the island's finest restaurants, cafes, bars, shops and beach clubs.
Kata Rocks has won 16 international property awards, including World’s Best Apartment. Within the Sky Villas, smart home technology allows owners to change the lighting, close the blinds, alter the air conditioning, order room service, book spa treatments and activities and enter the central entertainment server with its thousands of films and albums.
Price Range: All 34 Sky Villas have stunning infinity pools with
uninterrupted sunset views and range in size from 1 – 4 bedrooms. With over 70% now sold, prices start at Baht 36m for last few remaining Villas.
Concept: With a sleek modern design, Kata Rocks has been built to the highest standards, providing the space and seclusion of a private residence and the benefits of a luxury, boutique resort.
The Sky Villas nestle within the natural topography of the surrounding rock features, creating a development that is both in harmony with its location and a thoroughly modern example of tropical design. Resort facilities include an oceanfront restaurant, bar and pool, a luxury spa and wellness centre and a state-of- the-art fitness room.
Contacts Kata Rocks Co., Ltd : +66 80 533 3330 firstname.lastname@example.org www.katarocks.com
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.
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.
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. 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 email@example.com www.anchanvillas.com
88 Land & Houses Koh Kaew Phuket
Location: 88 Land & Houses, Koh Kaew, Phuket. The Main entrance
is on Thepkrasatri Road (before the Isuzu Showroom) and there are other on Soi Haan Farang and by the British School. The location is truly central, with convenient access to many destinations: just 15 minutes from Phuket City or major department stores (such as Central Festival, Tesco Lotus, Big C, Index Living Mall), universities and hospitals. It is also within 30 minutes of, and on a direct route to, Phuket International Airport making for easy commuting.
Space: Provided for all residents in the estate are various facilities,
namely a park, featuring a children's playground, an exclusive 2-storey clubhouse with a swimming pool and fitness centre. In terms of security, we keep the estate safe 24 hours with a key card access and CCTV system.
Price Range: Prices start from an affordable 6.3 million baht. Concept: "Tropical serenity" is the theme of 88 Land and Houses Koh Kaew Phuket; the houses are meant to exude a sense of relaxation as if you were staying in a resort every day. Branding the project “88”, all houses, will have a number beginning with “88”.
88 Land & Houses Koh Kaew Phuket strives to provide a single house that feels a new Aesthetic of Modern Living, wherein you can relax away from the hustle and bustle and get in tune with tranquil surroundings. We try our best to make sure that once you step into the house, you will feel as if you are walking into a garden in a mini forest. Coming into 88 Land & Houses Koh Kaew Phuket should instantly give the feeling of escape from the chaos outside after a long day at work. Providing a peaceful escape that is luxurious and convenient is our main goal. This project is available for 182 families only on a total area of 53-2-16 rai.
Specification: There are five modern, large and contemporary designs to suit all tastes: Grandeo, Amplio, Acacia, Idealist and Iconic. The living space is between 136-239 sq.m. Options are three or four bedrooms with a spacious multi-purpose room on the ground floor and double parking lots. The plot areas start from 53 sq.wah (1sq. wah = 4 sq.m.)
Every house is constructed, under the theme of ‘Baan Sabai’ (comfy house), of Q-con light-weight concrete panels, solar reflective tinted glass windows to lower temperature in the house, bathrooms where the wet and dry areas are clearly separated, remote control integrated shower toilet, separate cold and room temperature pantry rooms, air-con in every bedroom, water treatment, water pump and water tank underground − and a finished garden.
About the Developer: Land & Houses is the real estate company of choice for over 30 years, with an enviable reputation for providing high quality homes in beautifully maintained surroundings which are ideal for families and couples, guaranteed by the trusted brand award that Land and Houses has won seven consecutive years, through votes by Reader’s Digest readers.
Contacts “88 Land & Houses Koh Kaew Phuket” Sales Office 88/11 Thepkrasatri Road (near Isuzu Showroom), Koh Kaew, Muang, Phuket 83000 : +66 76 615188, +66 76 615180 : +66 76 615180 46 G1 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lhphuket.com
corner with one bedroom (some units in open plan) with balcony. Behind the bedroom is located the bathroom with shower toilet and sink. To access the first and second floor apartments there is a staircase leading to the covered gangway. The Flower Unit has sea-view or garden-view. The price starts from 3 million Baht.
Location: Karon Butterfly Condominium is located on the hills that
surround Karon, only 400 metres from the beach and shopping areas. Within a few minutes, you can reach restaurants, entertainment centres and the beautiful beaches of Patong, Kata and Kata Noi. There are also three golf courses within a short driving distance.
Price Range: The company can offer to the customer a variety of
apartment sizes and prices: • Flowers Unit apartment (Building E) start from 3 million Baht • Butterfly apartment (Building F and G) from 1 to 2 bedrooms, start from 4.9 million Baht.
Concept: Karon Butterfly Condominium combines Italian and Thai design, creating a modern style that reflects the best of the two cultures. Specification: At the end of February 2010, the first phase of the
project was completed: • Building F with 9 apartments from 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and living room on the ground floor all with exclusive gardens and portico - arcade (now available one unit), the first and second floor units all have a balcony with seaview (sold). • Building G with 7 apartments from 1 and 2 bedrooms. Now available; 3 units on the ground floor with exclusive garden and portico – arcade price start from 4.9 million Baht • Facilities: 300 sqm swimming with jacuzzi (completed); restaurant, fitness and wellness centre (future construction). The second phase of the project under construction is Building E and is composed of a different type of apartment called “Flower Unit”. They are apartments on three levels from 35 to 64 sqm and consist of a kitchen
About The Designers: The Italian Studio of Architecture STArg (Studio Tecnico Associato Architetti Rubelli e Gussago) (email@example.com) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.kmitconstruction.com
Contacts SUER Real Estate Co., Ltd Patak Rd., Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100 : +66 81 892 0247 Pok 089 973 1863. email@example.com Gianluca 084 923 2953. firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com www.karonbutterfly.com
The Aspasia Phuket
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.aspasiaphuket.com
The Accenta Phuket
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
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 email@example.com www.accentaphuket.com
The Emerald Terrace Condo Patong
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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.emeraldterracecondopatong.com
The Emerald Central Condo
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 email@example.com www.emeraldcentralphuket.com
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Shivalai Boutique Condominium and Pool Villas
Location: Shivalai Boutique Condominium and Pool Villas are
situated in the tranquil hillside of Kamala, Phuket. Providing both panoramic sea view and mountain view, Shivalai offers tranquility and a relaxing environment − a good getaway spot from the busy tourist areas of Phuket is an added bonus. A few minutes away from the beautiful white sand KamalaeBeach, Shivalai is surrounded by a delightful variety of restaurants, 24-hour convenience stores and easy access to Big C supermarket in Kamala and it's only a few minutes from the busy nightlife of Patong and nearby famous beaches such as Leam Sing Beach, Surin Beach and Bangtao Beach.
The Pool Villa size is 355 sqm, consists of 2 floors, with a total of 4 bedrooms, 4 en-suite bathrooms, kitchen, garage/car park, dining area and spacious living room with a stunning panoramic sea view.
About the Developer: Willson Heights Property Co., Ltd. is
composed of different experienced developers from all over Thailand. These are developers from different companies who had been working with different big projects in Bangkok, Pattaya, Chonburi and Chiangmai. This new team is launching now in Phuket, starting with Shivalai Boutique Condominium and Pool Villas in Kamala and two more upcoming Projects in well-known parts of the island.
Price Range: Price starts from 2.5 million baht for the
Condominium. Price starts from 24 million baht for the Sea View Pool Villas.
Concept: Shivalai’s concept is to create a brand with modern Thai
architectural exterior design. With a modern contemporary interior and its stunning panoramic seaview and mountain view, Shivalai offers luxury living at a reasonable price. Good for both residential and rental investment purposes.
Specification: Shivalai consists of 48 luxurious suites and 5 Seaview
Pool Villas. The Condominium consists of 8 three-story buildings, with 2 units on each floor, comprising two sizes: 34 sqm and 43 sqm. All 48 units are designed with a separate bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette, dining area, living area and a Jacuzzi on the balcony.
Contacts 71/19 Moo 3, Soi Kamala 10, Kamala, Phuket 83120 : +66 76 385358 : +66 76 385358 firstname.lastname@example.org www.shivalaicondo.com
Phase I sold out!
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.
Combining this prime location with value pricing and exceptional construction quality guarantees you long term capital appreciation
For more information : +66 82 413 6610 email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org www.plungetropicvillas.com, www.theplungevillas.com
…take the Plunge!
: +66 76 384474 : +66 89 652 1951, +66 87 263 7247 email@example.com www.myphuketproperties.com
Kata, Sea View
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Private Pool Villa
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.
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.
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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25% Reduction! Now only THB 14.8m
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.
Cape Panwa Condo
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.
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.
from THB 1.75m
Quiet Pool Villa
Kata. Sea view
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.
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.
Nai Harn. Rentals
Kata Noi. Sea-view
Laem Ka Beach
from THB 7.4 m
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.
St. James Property
: +66 76 612700 : +66 84 332 5464 , +66 83 612 6730 firstname.lastname@example.org www.stjamesphuket.com VILLA
107 C5 67 D5
Moon Terraces 2
from THB 52m
Buena Vista Patong
from THB 22.9m
Sa le /R en t
from THB 2.8m
KOH SIREY: High quality oceanfront homes with private pier and boat mooring at only 5min drive to town! This area is under major development by luxury hotel brands that will only add value to this address. Show house available to view!
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.
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!
Jindarin Beach Resort
from THB 2.2m
from THB 5.9m
COCONUT ISLAND: Amazing lifestyle investment set on Coconut Island, just 5 minutes boat ride from Phuket Town. This development offers resort-style facilities, amenities and a luxury Spa. Bungalows for sale offer high rental yields.
KATHU: You can't get more central than this. Literally walking distance to the main shopping centres and a short 10-minute drive to Patong, convenience is unsurpassed from this modern and refreshing condominium project.
KAMALA: Set within a residential area, this compound under construction will offer a tranquil and private environment in which owners will enjoy a peaceful lifestyle. Access to the beach is only a short walk away!
Walk to Surin Beach!
from THB 3.5m
Oceana Condominium from THB 3.2m
KAMALA: Extremely convenient location at only 75 metres from a shopping centre and 350 metres from the beach. You are guaranteed high rental returns year round with this sea view project. Must see!
SURIN: Located in a prime area, this modern address offers a rooftop swimming pool, fitness centre and shuttle bus service that will surely make any guests feel on vacation. Well-packaged product and great value for money.
KAMALA: Conveniently located at walking distance to Kamala Beach and only 10 minutes drive to Patong, this project focuses on a refreshing design trend that brings forth lush greenery and healthy living. Show unit available!
Central Festival Promotional Booth
PHUKET CITY: Located in Phuket's main Shopping Centre, we are by the 2nd floor financial centre. We will be happy to assist you in every way to present you with the perfect investment opportunity that suits your needs. Hope to see you soon!
Kata 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.
The Cost of Litigating – Time and Money
When disputes over commercial agreements arise, or there is a clear breach of a duty or obligation by a party under contract, legal advisors are often approached for advice on filing a case in a civil court to seek compensation for losses. Filing a civil claim in any jurisdiction requires not only a legal analysis as to whether a case has the likelihood of success on the merits, but also whether carrying out a court case is commercially sensible. Not every dispute over a commercial agreement is worth pursuing from a commercial point of view, even where the facts are so favourable to the party filing the case that success by final judgment seems inevitable. As a general ‘rule of thumb,’ if the total compensation plus other relief to be obtained by pursuing a case to a satisfactory conclusion, whether by obtaining a favourable settlement or ultimately a judgment by the Court, does not substantially outweigh the costs in both time and legal fees, then it is advisable to consider other options to civil litigation. Other options could include alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation or direct negotiation to settle the dispute on an amicable basis. Experienced and commercially practical lawyers often advise their clients that civil litigation, although an option that should be considered in the right circumstances, should really be a last resort option after other viable options are considered in full. In Thailand, law firms are approached to assist clients with resolving disputes in the same manner as other jurisdictions around the world. Where there is a serious breach of a duty, clients often think first to call their lawyer to intervene if they are unable at first to obtain a resolution on their own. Generally, however, legal professionals in Thailand find that the appetite of a client to litigate in a Civil Court of Thailand is often lessened by the belief (often mistaken), that the time of a case will be far too long to complete. In reality, the Thai Civil Courts can move quite quickly through a case with competent legal counsel willing to pursue a case through the civil procedures fervently, objecting to repeated requests for delays or other tactics by other litigants in the case. Furthermore, the Thai Courts have implemented policies to encourage parties to resolve their case to a conclusion through settlement and mediation prior to allowing the case to proceed with a trial on the merits. Indeed, court sanctioned mediation is now the rule rather than the exception, notwithstanding the type of claim or action filed. As in other jurisdictions, competent legal counsel in Thailand should advise a client whether the cost of the case in legal fees and time make the case worthwhile to pursue in a court. Clients should be aware that litigation in Thailand, although markedly improved with court-implemented policies and sophistication, still takes time as there are motions, filings, hearings, and examinations to prepare for an attend, and all such procedures naturally have an associated legal cost. Clients should therefore ask their legal counselor to provide them a full analysis of the costings and timing generally applicable to a Civil Court case before deciding to file. Court Case Timeline Overview A client can typically expect a case for a dispute over a commercial contract in the civil court to have the following ‘general’ procedures and timeline from commencement to conclusion after appointing legal counsel to assist: 1. Review of Evidence and Determining Cause of Action to File – 3 to 5 days; 2. Drafting and Filing of the Complaint and Service; Submission of Reply to Complaint– 30 to 45 days; 3. Mediation Sessions (generally 1 or 2 court appointed) – Within 3-6 months from filing; 4. Trial and Witness Examinations: At least two Court Dates – One for Plaintiff and One for Defendant – 6-12 months from filing (can be much longer if parties delay or request additional settlement negotiations); 5. Judgment Hearing and Post-Trial Motions – 60-90 days after the last trial Hearing; and between 12-24 months from commencement of the case. 6. Appeals Of course, the above outline is a general court procedural timeline, which may vary depending on the parties litigating and the complexity of the law and issues. The timeline and procedure set out above is therefore meant to be a guideline for clients. It should also be noted that an appeal may be filed after judgment is handed down by the judge overseeing the case in the court of first instance. The grounds for appeal are generally limited to errors in law and/or fact in the trial case, but typically new facts cannot be introduced. An appeal can substantially increase the time of conclusion of the case and increase costs to litigants. As such, the possibility of an appeal must be included in the analysis of the law firm and the client when considering the full costs of filing a case. Conclusion Resolving a dispute and seeking compensation for a breach of a duty through litigation in Thailand requires a full analysis of the costs, including the time to carry out the case from start to finish, in the same manner as in other jurisdictions. Clients are advised to seek a full analysis of the cost, time, and potential for success on the merits of a case from competent legal advisors well versed in both the relevant and applicable law, and commercial and practical aspects of carrying out a court case. As a guideline, the potential for compensatory recovery plus other relief should substantially exceed the costs in both time and legal fees and other costs of pursuing the case.
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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To rent or not to rent
As property agents, we get asked this question pretty often and really there’s no hard and fast rule; rather it’s more a chicken and egg kind of question... For certain owners who have purchased a property in Phuket as a pure investment while using it as a holiday home, they have no qualms about renting their property out, whether for short term or long term rental. During the peak season on the island (over the Christmas and New Year), a 3-bedroom pool villa could (key word here is could) fetch up to USD$ 700 (THB 22,000 approx) per night and a 4-bedroom villa up to USD$ 900 (THB 29,000) per night – more or less depending on the location and facilities available. For these owners, just a short term holiday rental through the high and peak season is sufficient to pay off most of the maintenance costs of the property throughout the year. Such owners forgo coming to Phuket over this time, opting to holiday somewhere else or even spend time with family back home. Renting out a property and making some money on an asset is the ultimate goal of any good investor worth his or her salt. However it’s not all that easy for a property owner; a little homework and some effective management skills are required. Firstly, to rent out a property means that it has to be showcased or presented to agents and clients, so it must be maintained and looked after by a maid or villa management company who can come by to show the villa – sometimes at the drop of a hat. To effectively rent out a property, rental agents must be contacted and a system worked out for checking availability and rates, through to booking the property, collecting and refunding a deposit.
Setting up a website showcasing the property is recommended, where clients and agents can browse through pictures and view what the property has to offer. Once a booking is secured, it's always advisable to have a villa manager (who speaks a reasonable amount of English) to check in clients on arrival and to be the point of contact in the event that, during their stay, clients have any issues with the property or require any assistance. This is a vital part of the services provided by a villa manager to ensure a memorable and enjoyable stay, helping to ensure repeat clients as well as new clients by word of mouth. On the other hand, there are some owners who refuse to rent their property out for varying reasons – from not having someone else sleep in their bed to deterioration and lack of care of the property by clients or basically just not interested in the headache of managing clients in their property. For this group of owners, it’s very clear that they are not renting out their properties. For those still mulling the question “To rent or not to rent?" the answer is maybe a combination of both: selectively rent your property out to the “right” clients. A little background information on the clients from the agent is helpful, as well as a reasonable refundable deposit to cover damages. There's no sure way to safe-guard a property from damage when renting, but taking certain precautionary measures helps. Any antique pieces or valuable articles, furniture or family crystal should be safely kept under lock and key when the property is rented out. So, you’re set to rent your property out provided you've done your homework and have arranged someone to manage the clients.
Amy Koh is the Sales Manager of Engel & Voelkers Phuket. For more information visit www.engelvolkers.com/th
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500 New Trees Planted for KEE Resort Green Initiative @ Pak Klock
Decked -Out in Denim Party by Sansiri
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THINGS TO DO
Phuket has plenty of choices when it comes to places to see and things to do. This month we’d like to offer you a guide to some activities which will give you an insight into Phuket’s cultural side, away from the usual tourist attractions. We hope that this may enhance your holiday experience and perhaps persuade you to return in the future.
Join the Phuket Vegetarian Festival
Phuket still has a large Chinese community, so the Phuket Vegetarian Festival is a major event on the island’s calendar. The festival occurs on the first day of the ninth month of the lunar calendar (usually around late September or early October). This year it runs from the 5-13 October. The festival mostly takes place within Phuket Town. Enjoy the amazing street processions which usually occur early morning around the town. At the same time, you can sample a wide range of vegetarian food. Many restaurants and stalls all over the island will fly yellow banners decorated with red script, proclaiming that they’re offering authentic vegetarian dishes. It’s all part of the festivities.
View Antique Buildings
A hundred years ago, Phuket City had a prosperous economy based on tin mining, and even back then was an international centre with a large expatriate community of Chinese and Europeans. They built beautiful homes in the style called Sino-Portuguese – terraced townhouses with narrow frontages and accommodations which stretch back from the road. The interiors often include walled gardens and fountains, and are beautifully furnished with antiques and Chinese inspired decorations. Rommanee Road is a fine example which has been fully restored. Visit Talang Road, Yaowarat Road and Dibuk Road. Nowadays, these streets in the Chinese quarter have transformed themselves into busy thoroughfares featuring antique shops, speciality restaurants and more. The Provincial Hall, the Phuket Courthouse and the town branch of the Siam City Bank are further examples of architecture from the past. All well worth a visit.
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All-Glass Sliding System ALUTEC 100
The all-glass sliding system ALUTEC 100 enables the individual parallel sliding panels to be moved horizontally to either one or both sides. On opening and closing of the first sliding panel, the other sliding panels are automatically opened and closed by integrated followers.
System details ALUTEC 100 Maximum transparency, permanent ventilation and protection against driving rain are ensured by a 25 mm covering of the panels when closed. Height compensation The ceiling rail adjusts to height differences up to 20 mm in case of building subsidence above. Height adjustment To compensate for structural variations the integrated rollers can be adjusted for height by up to 5 mm. Vertical frame Increased driving rain and wind resistance by vertical frame profiles with brush gaskets, available as an option. Types of handles 1. Plastic knob, 50mm, 2. Stainless steel knob, 50mm 3. Stainless steel C-Pull handle, 80mm 4. Acrylic glass handle Drainage and cleaning A sloping floor construction and optimally shortened rail lengths permit unpressurised drainage and simple cleaning of the floor rail. The anti-slip coating ensures that the floor rail surface is safe to walk on. "To celebrate Häfele Germany's 90th Anniversary, every purchase of 5,000 baht at Häfele's dealers and showrooms gets one coupon, with a chance to win a Mercedes Benz New E-class. Every customer has the chance to win one or more of 90 prizes valued at over six million baht. Between May and November we're giving away every month one gold necklace and one iPad4. Big prizes will be drawn on 9th December 2013."
The floor-mounted construction means that wide openings can be achieved without additional roof supports. The lower ball-bearing mounted carriages ensure optimum and smooth running of the individual sliding panels. Height compensation of the ceiling rail up to 20 mm and height adjustment of the rollers up to 5 mm allow the sliding system to compensate easily for structural sagging of the eaves or lintel without problems and permit a quick and simple installation. • • • • • • • • • • • • • Floor-mounted sliding system Sliding to the left or right as desired 15 mm panel construction depth With 1-, 2-, 3-, 4- or 5-track slide and guide rail Follower function for sliding panel means system is easy to use Floor rail with anti-slip coating can be integrated into the floor Unobstructed living space Internal or external locking of the sliding panels (optional) Unpressurised drainage and easy cleaning due to optimum length of rails Glazing with toughened safety glass Panel structure of 8 or 10 mm Powder coating (RAL) or eloxal (EURAS) Large opening area with opened elements
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