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Massa Luna Condominiums at Nai Yang Beach provide a sense of nature.
Surrounded by mountains and situated beside the pine tree-lined beach
in a peaceful setting. Just 3 kilometres from Phuket International Airport.
This concept of a private low rise 5-storey development answers all your needs.
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Phuket Island map

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What's on: on & of Phuket (including the movies)

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Word of mouth

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People profle: Richard Pope (MD and developer of Kata Rocks)

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Business profle: Alain Tabruyn (owner of Brasserie Phuket)

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Gullible’s Travails: a few 'Phuket things' to watch out for

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Social Phuket

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Legal matters: Injunctions and their practical limitations

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Property matters: Holiday villa rentals

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Safer Phuket: Hotel partners spearhead drive to world class beaches

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Things to do in Phuket

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Useful telephone numbers

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Yachts & Yachting
Andaman Cruises Yacht Charters

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Sunsail – yacht charters & sales

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DaVinci Yacht Charters

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Phuket tide tables: April-May 2014

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Cholamark Boat

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Shopping, Dining & Leisure
Helicam: High Heels on board Superyacht BIG FISH

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Recipe: Hawaiian barramundi lean fllet (Chef Francesco Greco)

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Dining around Phuket

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Paul Ropp: What’s in a Name?

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Beauty, Spas & Health
Hair Studio 9

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Lemongrass House

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Oasis Spa

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Sukko Spa

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Land & Property (Sales / Rentals / Services / Products)
Phunawa Resort

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U Zenmaya Phuket

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The View

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Plunge Tropic Villas

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Saturdays Condo

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The Lake House Phuket

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Wings

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Kata Rocks

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Anchan Villas

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88 Land & Houses Hillside Phuket

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Coco Group

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The Emerald Terrace Condo Patong

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The Emerald Terrace Central Condo

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Karon Butterfy Resort

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ReLife 2 Condominium

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Baan Tak R-Kard

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Massa Luna Condo

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St. James Properties

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Diamond Condominium Bangtao Phuket

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ISS: Security System Integration

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Tile-It: Phuket's quality tile boutique

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Tel: 083 642 6381
Bangtao Showroom at
2/3 Moo.5,
Srisoonthorn Rd. ,
Cherngtalay,
Thalang, Phuket 83110
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Furniture inspired by the best designers as Eames, Le Corbusier etc.
To Bangtao
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To Cherngtalay
To Paklok
To Talang
To Phuket Town
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Bike Week •
11-19 Apr 2014 @ Loma Park, Patong
Phuket Bike Week 2014. The 20th annual Bike Week featuring big bike
enthusiasts. There's a beach party and music festival, grand dinner,
exhibition of custom bikes, new products, accessories and clothing,
a ride for peace and global warming and the contest to fnd Miss
Phuket Bike Week 2014. +66 7635 2069. www.phuketbikeweek.com
Songkran Festival •
13-15 April @ Phuket
The traditional start of the Buddhist New Year and the end of the
dry season. A national holiday, the festival traditionally sees a ritual
washing of Buddha images and bathing. But It has evolved into a
loud, boisterous and fun festival that features water throwing in the
streets. Activities occur at the Saphan Hin Park in Phuket Town and
at major centres such as Patong, Kata, Karon and Rawai. Patong is
the centre of revelry, with a procession of Phra Phutta Sihing around
Patong Beach, a foral parade, cultural performances and a Songkran
beauty contest. wwwsongkran2014.com
Miami Beach Party •
9 May 2014 @ Bliss Beach Club
Phuket Has Been Good to Us Foundation's second fundraiser of the
year. Live entertainment by EKA, fashion show, fabulous food, free fow
wine and dancing. Dress 'Beach Chic'. Donation 2,500 baht.
+66 76 278 146 info@phukethasbeengoodtous.org
Battle of the Bands •
4 May 2014 @ Hard Rock Café, Patong
Battle of the Young Bands 2014 gives young Phuket musicians
the opportunity to play and compete at a world class venue. Prizes
10,000-25,000 baht. +66 84 304 2587.
International Marathon •
8 Jun 2014 @ Laguna Grove, Laguna Phuket
The 9th 'Run in Paradise' includes categories: 42.195 Km Marathon,
21.097 Km Half Marathon, 10.5 Km Run, 5 Km Walk and 2 Km Kids Run.
+66 2236 2931. www.phuketmarathon.com
Stuntman's World Recort Attempt •
19 Apr 2014 @ Sukarul Stadium, Phuket City
Human catapult over the blades of a helicopter gunship. Stuntman
Ian Jamieson will attempt a world record human catapult stunt by
fying over the rotating blades of a helicopter gunship. Ian, who has
worked with famous stuntmen such as Evel Knievel, has held seven
world records in his career, fve of which he still holds.
www.ianbjamieson.com
Gay Pride Festival •
20-27 Apr 2014 @ Patong Beach
11th Phuket Gay Pride Festival 2014. The biggest 'Pride Festival' in
Asia includes parties, beach volley ball, a parade and more.
www.phuket-pride.org
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Summer Camp •
30 Jun-11 Jul 2014 @ Phuket International Academy, Thalang
Rock 'n Roll Summer Camp features the Phuket Academy of
Performing Arts in one of two sessions. Activities include gleesome,
bands, dance, visual and performing arts. Participants will perform
live, do photo and video shoots and make rock T-shirts, posters and
banners. From June 30 to July 4 and July 7 to 11. +66 84 304 2587.
www.facebook.com/PhuketAcademyOfPerformingArts
Multihull Solutions Regatta •
10-13 Jul 2014 @ Ao Chalong Yacht Club
Asia’s largest gathering of multihulls. Join the Racing or Cruising
Division of this multihull-only regatta for exciting sailing, spectacular
scenery and great FUN on and of the water. www.acyc.asia
Phuket Raceweek Regatta •
16-20 Jul 2014 @ Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2014. 4 days of racing and 5
nights of parties. Usually sees 35-40 boats from all over Asia, and 400-
500 international participants. The regatta parties are legendary.
www.phuketraceweek.com
Nang Yai Wat Khanon Festival •
13-14 Apr 2014 @ Wat Khanon Thai Shadow Theatre Museum,
Ratchaburi
The theme of event is 'retro.' There will be Thai & Mon food, art
booths, a weekend art market from independent artists, a Khon
performance from Fine Arts alumni, the Chatri marionette show,
HoolooLigae, human puppet, NungTalung (shadow puppet) and
performances from students www.tourismthailand.org
Trang music festival Songkran beach party •
14 Apr 2014 @ Ratchamongkol Beach Parkmeng, Trang
The biggest ever concert in south Thailand, so the organisers
claim... Featuring a 'Fun Foam Party' and music from Praew Kanitkul
and Whatcharawalee, The Musketeers, Room 39, Boom Boom Cash,
Bedroom, Audio and Scrubb. Tickets 1,000 baht.
Thaiticketmajor.com...www.facebook.com/trangmusicfestival
Krabi Rock and Fire International Contest •
21-23 Apr 2014 @ Railay Beach and Ton Sai Beach, Krabi
An opportunity to climb Krabi's craggy, challenging limestone clifs
and rock formations. With about 600 rock-climbing routes, the contest
presents numerous challenges for individuals of various levels of skills
and experience. This year's competition includes a lead climbing
marathon, deep water soloing and a fre contest.
+66 75 622163. www.tourismthailand.org/krabi
Street Festival •
Jul 2014 (dates to be announced) @ Kathu
Kathu Cultural Street Festival 2014 showcases the cultural heritage
of one of Phuket's oldest communities. It includes a light and sound
show, exhibitions, handicrafts and local food.
+66 76 321500. www.kathucity.go.th
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Central Festival Phuket, +66 76 209000
Jungceylon Shopping Destination Patong, +66 76 600555
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movies APR 2014
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE
WINTER SOLDIER
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Starring: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson,
Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Redford,
Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie
Smulders, Frank Grillo, Georges St-Pierre,
Hayley Atwell,Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp,
Maximiliano Hernández
Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role
in the modern world and teams up with
Natasha Romanof, aka Black Widow, to
battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in
present-day Washington, D.C.
RIO 2
Genre: Animation, Adventure
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg,
Leslie Mann, Jamie Foxx, Rodrigo Santoro
“It’s a jungle out there for Blu (voiced by
Jesse Eisenberg), Jewel (Anne Hathaway)
and their three kids in RIO 2, after they’re
hurtled from that magical city to the wilds
of the Amazon. As Blu tries to ft in, he
goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel
(Jemaine Clement), and meets the most
fearsome adversary of all – his father-in-law.”
THE OTHER WOMAN
Genre: Comedy
Starring: Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann,
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kate Upton, Taylor
Kinney
After discovering her boyfriend is married,
a woman (Cameron Diaz) tries to get her
ruined life back on track. But when she
accidentally meets the wife he’s been
cheating on (Leslie Mann), she realises
they have much in common, and her
sworn enemy becomes her greatest friend.
When yet another afair is discovered (Kate
Upton), all three women team up to plot
mutual revenge on their cheating, lying,
three-timing SOB.
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58/24 Moo 6, Thepkasattri Rd., Rassada, Muang, Phuket 83000
Tel: +66 (0)76 238824-6 Mobile: +66 (0)84 843 3492
Email: pusco@phuketemail.com
www.phukettransport.com
Regular Events
ACYC Ao Chalong Yacht Club Race Series 1. Race 2 is on 23 March,
Race 3 on 6 April. All are welcome to sail. Regular Friday night get-
together and Lucky Draw. Non-members welcome. www.acyc.asia
PIWC Phuket International Women's Club Monthly meetings:
Committee - 1st Thursday, Meet & Greet - 2nd Thursday. Lunch - 3rd
Thursday. Cofee Morning - 4th Thursday. All welcome; registration is
essential. +66 76 316711. info@phuketiwc.com. www.phuketiwc.com
IBAP The International Business Association of Phuket Regular
meeting is on the 2nd Friday of each month.
secretary@ibap-phuket.org. www.ibap-phuket.org
Mr Live Wire Free computer clinic Windows, internet, tablet, phone,
TV, or just about anything computer-related. Every Sunday, 10am at
NEW VENUE Baketastic in Kathu (opposite Krung Thai Bank).
Lions Club Lions Club of Patong Beach Monthly meeting &
fellowship dinner, 2nd Tuesday each month. +66 81 374 2088. info@
lions-club-patong.org. www.lions-club-patong.org
GOMS Grumpy Old Men's Society A grumpy but happy group of
local gentleman gathers every 1st & 3rd Monday of the month at
Chalong Pier Beer Garden. vguytonbeck@gmail.com.
Cricket / Rugby Outrigger Hotels /Twenty Cricket League at ACG
Cricket Ground Matches every Sunday 9am. Touch rugby Wednesday
evenings. www.phuketcricketgroup.com / www.acgphuket.com.
ACYC Ao Chalong Yacht Club Youth Sail Training in state-of-the-art
dinghies. Bring your kids to learn to sail. Healthy, active, fun. For details
contact school@acyc.asia.
Entertainment April Choices
Caviar & Champagne @ Nikki Beach Phuket, Layan Beach.
Every Wednesday. The luxurious event is set to impress with
fowing champagne and caviar specials with Nikki Beach Resident
Djs spinning the best dance beats and Nikki Beach signature
entertainment throughout the day.
Live Music @ Irish Times Pub, Patong. Live Music every Friday night -
come discover why everyone loves Barbie Army Band!
Blues music @ Rocking Angels, Phuket city. The place to go if you're
a music lover. Relaxed and laid back. Join and jam with the band.
Music from 9pm. Closed on Mondays.
Mad Tea Party every Fridays @ Nikki Beach Phuket, Layan Beach.
Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, serving special cocktail in magic
teapots with non-stop Nikki Beach signature entertainment and
interactive dancers. Fridays from 11 am.
Jam sessions @ Music Matters jazz bar, Phuket City Jazz, Salsa,
Caribbean, African, S. American & more. Jazz jam sessions Wed & Sat.
DJ and live music @ Catch Beach Club, Surin. At night Catch comes
alive with a DJ and live music.
Live music every weekend @ Route 68, Phuket City. Every weekend:
pop, jazz or soft rock any musician is welcome to jam later on at night.
Live bands @ Sanaeha, Phuket City. Live music a few nights a week
with live bands; female singer covers hits from the 60s every Tues to Sat.
International DJs @ Seduction Discotheque, Patong. R&B on frst
foor, house/dance on second. Well-known international DJs often
spin for the crowd. Latest hits to disco classics of the 70s & 80s.
Reggae band @ Candlelight Bar, Karon. Reggae band every Sunday
night. Shirts & shoes optional. Live music starts at 9.30pm.
Every Saturday night - DJ Chedi @ Bliss Beach Club, Bang Tao.
DJ Chedi has blessed the decks at some of Thailand's hottest clubs
including Q Bar Bangkok, Twisted Republic, Route66, Glow & Club87.
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Please contact the organiser for up-to-date information.
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The Cook Restaurant
8am – 9pm. Closed on10th, 20th & 30th of each month. Phang
Nga Rd. next to Sinthawee Hotel
Serving Thai and western food as well as a
selection o Thai-style pizzas, such as 'green curry'
or 'tom yam goong'. Great food with reasonable
prices as Thai dishes star from 35-40 baht. They
also serve free fruit afer your meal . Noe the fit-
out is very basic...
Bung Deen Roti Sapan Hin
5pm-10pm. Phuket Rd, leading to Saphan Hin Public Park
300m from Bang Neaw shrine.
Simple restaurant with plastic tables & chairs,
serves a savoury form o roi called 'mataba', a
flat pancake fried to crispy perfection on the
outside and stuffed with a poato and egg yellow
curry mix. Roi also can be enjoyed as a sweet
snack with a bit o sugar and condensed milk.
Something you should no miss!
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.
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The Recycle
6pm -10pm. Rawai Beach Rd. across from the
Rawai Subdistrict Admin Organization.
What's striking about The Recycle
(in addition to its amazing Thai
food) is the décor. Made entirely o
used and recycled items, this venue
ofers the diner a treat for the eyes
with its varied and unique hangings
and furniture. The restaurant is a
conversation piece on its own with
the various items adorning the
walls and tables. And there’s always
something new to spo!
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Boonyarat Gold (DimSum)
6am-10am. Opposite from Dowroong
School on Chaofah East Road.
Boonyarat has been open
since 1917 and there are 3
branches in Phuket Town .
Serving quality fresh steamed
Dim Sum with pork, shrimp
and crab, including pork
bun , BBQ pork bun and
custard bun . A good range
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available. Go early if you
want the best choice.
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Nok Seafood restaurant
9am-10pm. Surin Beach. The frst
restaurant next to car park on the right-
hand side.
The food is fairly well priced
with a great selection o tasty
Thai seafood dishes, plus some
decent pizza. The seting is
casual : wooden tables on a sandy
floor shaded by white parasols
and screw pines. Here, happily,
happy hour extends into three
hours, from 4pm-7pm, with
50-Baht glases o Chang beer
also on ofer an 99-Baht happy-
hour cocktails.
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Phuket‘s Most Exciting & Stylish
Contemporary Luxury Yachts
Explore the Andaman Sea, one of the most beautiful yachting grounds in the world
Andaman Cruises is a synonym for "Phuket‘s Most Exciting & Stylish
Contemporary Luxury Yachts" and the leading luxury yacht charter
company on the island. The feet includes seven vessels in total: the
fagship MY Olympia 76, a 23-metre fy-bridge motor yacht for up
to 20 guests, or the MY Mayavee 60, a 19-metre motor yacht of the
renowned English family of Princess, for example. Due to the top
standard of the yachts as well as the outstanding service onboard,
Andaman Cruises is highly appreciated by international stars such
as football player Cristiano Ronaldo, UEFA President Michel Platini,
the German top model Heidi Klum and Hollywood actor Dolph
Lundgren.
In addition to the private luxury charters the company is also focused
on yacht incentives. Among the corporate clients are BMW and
Panasonic for instance. Andaman Cruises hosted their management
incentives onboard the yachts. “Our company stands for luxury
experiences, lifestyle and premium hospitality. Today, people of all
nationalities come from all over the world to enjoy the peaceful
and pristine waters of Phuket and the Andaman Sea,” says General
Manager Christian Schwind.
The archipelagos of the Andaman Sea and its maritime national
parks are renowned as some of the most beautiful yachting grounds
in the world. Many people say that there is no better experience
than to go onboard a yacht and see the breathtaking scenery of
limestone rocks, white sand beaches and crystal clear waters around
Phuket and the South of Thailand, including Phang Nga Bay and the
coastline of Krabi. Guests are able to discover unique destinations
and unspoiled spots. And a luxury charter with Andaman Cruises
is the most exclusive and most personalised way to do that. These
yachts ofer all the benefts and facilities of a foating villa – luxury,
comfort and privacy.
For more information
Andaman Cruises Private charters | Join day cruises | Yacht incentives
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RYA Courses May to November Koh Samui 20% Discount Day Charters from only THB 18,000
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EXPERIENCE YOUR OWN ASIA SAILING
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SUNSAIL 444 CAT: Built by Robertson &
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Sunsail pays all mooring fees, maintenance
& insurance throughout the contract.
EXPERIENCE PHUKET FROM YOUR OWN
CREWED PRIVATE YACHT: Sunsail day charters
are available throughout the year, ofering a
unique way to experience Phuket and its
surrounding islands, without the crowds.
LEARN TO SAIL: Join one of our RYA courses
which run every week from May through
October. You can come on your own or with
a group of friends to experience one of the
best cruising areas in the world, learning as
you go.
SUNSAIL BROKERAGE: Sunsail now have
several models of used yachts coming out
of the feet 2011. WELL MAINTAINED,
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SUN ODYSSEY 41: Own this brand new
yacht for ONLY 155,350 US$. Sunsail pay
all mooring fees, maintenance & insurance
throughout the contract & you get trouble
free sailing in any of our bases worldwide.
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DaVinci Yacht Charters prides itself not only on the quality and
cleanliness of our feet but on the attentiveness and service quality
of our staf. 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 feet 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
For further information
28/46 Moo 1, Nai Harn, Phuket (TAT License Number: 32/00410)
: +66 89 588 3476 bruce@davinciphuket.com
www.davinciphuket.com
Whether it’s a day out with family and friends cruising around the
islands or an overnight charter, we can cater to your every need.
Spectacular scenery, crystal clear waters, magical reefs, abundant tropical fsh
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 magnifcent 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 fybridge there is seating for
a further eight people. This high powered yacht can take you on a
wonderful day trip around the islands or an overnight trip for those
hideaways further away.
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USEFUL INFO
tables 2014
Ko Thaphao Noi (Phuket) Predicted heights of water in metres above lowest low water Source: Hydrographic Department, Royal Thai Navy
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6 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.2 1.9 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.7 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.2 1.9 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.6 1.8
7 2.0 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.1 1.9 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.9 2.1 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.1 1.9 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.7
8 1.8 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.9 2.0 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.7
9 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.9 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.9 2.0 2.1 2.3 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.8
10 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.8 2.0 2.2 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.9 2.1 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.3 2.0
11 1.7 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.4 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.2 1.9 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.3
12 1.9 1.5 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.6 2.0 2.4 2.7 2.8 2.7 2.5 2.1 1.7 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.6 2.0 2.4 2.7 2.9 2.8 2.5
13 2.1 1.7 1.3 1.1 1.1 1.4 1.8 2.3 2.7 2.9 3.0 2.8 2.4 1.9 1.5 1.2 1.1 1.3 1.7 2.2 2.6 2.9 3.0 2.8
14 2.4 1.9 1.4 1.0 0.9 1.1 1.5 2.0 2.6 3.0 3.1 3.0 2.7 2.2 1.7 1.2 0.9 1.0 1.3 1.9 2.4 2.8 3.1 3.0
15 2.7 2.2 1.6 1.1 0.8 0.9 1.2 1.7 2.3 2.9 3.2 3.2 3.0 2.5 2.0 1.4 0.9 0.8 1.0 1.5 2.1 2.6 3.0 3.1
16 2.9 2.5 2.0 1.4 0.9 0.8 0.9 1.4 2.0 2.6 3.1 3.3 3.2 2.9 2.3 1.7 1.1 0.8 0.8 1.2 1.7 2.3 2.8 3.1
17 3.1 2.8 2.3 1.7 1.1 0.8 0.8 1.1 1.7 2.3 2.9 3.3 3.4 3.1 2.7 2.1 1.4 0.9 0.8 0.9 1.4 2.0 2.5 3.0
18 3.1 3.0 2.6 2.1 1.5 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.4 2.0 2.6 3.1 3.3 3.3 3.0 2.4 1.8 1.2 0.9 0.9 1.2 1.6 2.2 2.7
19 3.0 3.0 2.8 2.4 1.9 1.4 1.1 1.0 1.2 1.7 2.2 2.7 3.1 3.3 3.1 2.7 2.2 1.6 1.2 1.0 1.1 1.4 1.9 2.3
20 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.6 2.2 1.7 1.4 1.2 1.2 1.5 1.9 2.4 2.8 3.1 3.1 2.9 2.5 2.0 1.6 1.2 1.1 1.3 1.6 2.0
21 2.3 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.7 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.7 2.1 2.4 2.7 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.4 2.0 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.7
22 2.0 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.3 2.1 1.9 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.8 2.1 2.3 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.5 1.5
23 1.7 1.9 2.1 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.0 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.8 2.0 2.2 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.2 1.9 1.7 1.5
24 1.4 1.5 1.7 1.9 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.5 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.8 2.0 2.3 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.7
25 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.5 1.8 2.2 2.5 2.7 2.8 2.7 2.4 2.1 1.7 1.5 1.4 1.5 1.8 2.2 2.5 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.5 2.1
26 1.6 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.4 1.9 2.3 2.7 3.0 3.0 2.8 2.5 2.0 1.5 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.7 2.2 2.6 2.9 3.0 2.9 2.5
27 2.0 1.5 1.1 0.9 1.1 1.4 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.2 3.1 2.9 2.4 1.8 1.3 1.0 1.0 1.3 1.8 2.3 2.8 3.1 3.1 2.8
28 2.4 1.8 1.3 0.9 0.8 1.1 1.6 2.2 2.8 3.2 3.3 3.2 2.8 2.2 1.6 1.1 0.9 1.0 1.3 1.9 2.5 2.9 3.1 3.1
29 2.7 2.2 1.6 1.1 0.8 0.9 1.2 1.8 2.5 3.0 3.3 3.4 3.1 2.6 2.0 1.3 0.9 0.8 1.0 1.5 2.1 2.7 3.0 3.1
30 2.9 2.5 2.0 1.4 1.0 0.8 1.0 1.5 2.1 2.7 3.2 3.4 3.3 2.9 2.3 1.7 1.1 0.8 0.9 1.2 1.7 2.3 2.8 3.1
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1 3.0 2.7 2.3 1.7 1.2 0.9 0.9 1.3 1.8 2.4 2.9 3.3 3.3 3.1 2.7 2.1 1.4 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.4 2.0 2.5 2.9
2 3.0 2.9 2.5 2.0 1.5 1.1 1.0 1.2 1.5 2.1 2.6 3.1 3.3 3.2 2.9 2.4 1.8 1.3 1.0 1.0 1.3 1.7 2.2 2.6
3 2.9 2.9 2.6 2.3 1.8 1.4 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.8 2.3 2.8 3.1 3.2 3.0 2.6 2.1 1.6 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.6 2.0 2.4
4 2.7 2.8 2.7 2.4 2.1 1.7 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.7 2.1 2.5 2.9 3.0 3.0 2.7 2.3 1.9 1.5 1.3 1.3 1.5 1.8 2.2
5 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.3 1.9 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.9 2.3 2.6 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.5 2.2 1.8 1.5 1.4 1.5 1.7 2.0
6 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.2 1.9 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.8 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.8
7 2.0 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.8 2.0 2.1 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.3 2.1 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.7
8 1.8 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.1 2.0 1.9 1.9 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.7
9 1.7 1.7 1.9 2.0 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.1 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.9 2.1 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.1 1.8
10 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.8 2.0 2.3 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.9 1.7 1.7 1.8 2.0 2.2 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.3 2.0
11 1.7 1.5 1.4 1.5 1.7 2.1 2.4 2.7 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.4 2.0 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.9 2.3 2.6 2.8 2.8 2.6 2.3
12 1.9 1.5 1.3 1.2 1.4 1.8 2.2 2.6 2.9 3.1 3.0 2.7 2.3 1.8 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.6 2.0 2.4 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.6
13 2.2 1.7 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.5 1.9 2.5 2.9 3.2 3.2 3.0 2.6 2.1 1.5 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.6 2.2 2.6 2.9 3.0 2.9
14 2.5 2.0 1.5 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.6 2.1 2.7 3.2 3.4 3.3 2.9 2.4 1.8 1.3 1.0 1.0 1.3 1.8 2.3 2.8 3.1 3.1
15 2.8 2.4 1.8 1.3 1.0 0.9 1.2 1.7 2.4 3.0 3.4 3.5 3.3 2.8 2.2 1.6 1.1 0.8 1.0 1.4 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.1
16 3.0 2.7 2.2 1.6 1.1 0.9 1.0 1.4 2.0 2.6 3.2 3.5 3.5 3.2 2.6 2.0 1.3 0.9 0.8 1.1 1.5 2.1 2.7 3.0
17 3.1 2.9 2.5 2.0 1.5 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.6 2.2 2.8 3.3 3.5 3.4 3.0 2.4 1.8 1.2 0.9 0.9 1.2 1.7 2.3 2.8
18 3.0 3.0 2.8 2.4 1.9 1.4 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.8 2.4 2.9 3.3 3.4 3.2 2.8 2.2 1.6 1.2 1.0 1.1 1.4 1.9 2.4
19 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.3 1.8 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.6 2.0 2.5 2.9 3.2 3.2 3.0 2.6 2.1 1.6 1.2 1.1 1.3 1.6 2.0
20 2.4 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.5 2.2 1.8 1.5 1.4 1.5 1.7 2.1 2.5 2.9 3.1 3.1 2.8 2.5 2.0 1.6 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.7
21 2.0 2.3 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.2 1.9 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.8 2.2 2.5 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.4 2.0 1.7 1.5 1.4 1.5
22 1.7 2.0 2.3 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.3 2.1 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.8 2.1 2.3 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.7 2.4 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.4
23 1.5 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.2 1.9 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.9 2.2 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.2 1.9 1.6
24 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.8 2.2 2.5 2.7 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.5 1.6 1.8 2.0 2.4 2.6 2.8 2.8 2.6 2.3 1.9
25 1.5 1.3 1.3 1.5 1.8 2.2 2.6 2.9 3.0 3.0 2.7 2.3 1.9 1.5 1.3 1.4 1.6 2.0 2.4 2.7 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.3
26 1.8 1.4 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.8 2.3 2.8 3.1 3.2 3.0 2.7 2.2 1.7 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.6 2.0 2.4 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.6
27 2.2 1.7 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.5 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.2 3.2 3.0 2.6 2.1 1.5 1.2 1.0 1.2 1.6 2.1 2.6 2.9 3.0 2.8
28 2.5 2.0 1.5 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.6 2.2 2.7 3.1 3.3 3.3 2.9 2.4 1.8 1.3 1.0 1.0 1.3 1.7 2.3 2.7 3.0 3.0
29 2.7 2.3 1.9 1.4 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.8 2.4 2.9 3.3 3.4 3.2 2.8 2.2 1.6 1.2 1.0 1.1 1.4 1.9 2.4 2.8 3.0
30 2.9 2.6 2.1 1.7 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.5 2.1 2.6 3.1 3.3 3.3 3.0 2.5 1.9 1.4 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.7 2.2 2.6 2.9
31 2.9 2.8 2.4 1.9 1.5 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.8 2.3 2.8 3.2 3.3 3.2 2.8 2.2 1.7 1.2 1.0 1.1 1.4 1.9 2.4 2.7
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Cholamark Boat Co., Ltd.
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For more information
Cholamark Boat Co., Ltd.
16/29 Moo 8, Chaofa Road, Chalong, Phuket 83130
: +66 76 283112 : +66 76 283113
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www.hansboat.com
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Company was established in Phuket in 1989. The
company has about 30 employees and we build
infatable boats and RIB's in the range of 2.10
metres to 7.50 metres. We ofer repair service,
general overhauls and tube replacements.
CHOLAMARK BOAT
ute fares.
Our of ce 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).
22
Richard Pope
RICHARD POPE
You live in one of the penthouse villas here. What’s that like? You
wake up, push the button on the iPad and the curtains open and you
see that view. The other great thing about being in Kata Rocks is to
have all these services just on tap. To be able to have full room service
whenever you like, or to walk down to the gym. I’ve got no excuse
now not to go to the gym, and the spa as well. It’s all on the doorstep.
What do you do with your free time, if you have any? There
hasn’t been a lot lately. Before Kata Rocks I got my life to quite a
nice stage. I had developments in London, but I had a good team,
so I got to a stage where I was working three or four days a week,
with a nice house down in the country, an Aston Martin, a couple
of boats … I had a nice life. Then I came out here to do this project
and basically swapped three days a week for seven days a week, and
swapped the Aston Martin for a Fortuner. My aim going forward is to
get more of a life balance back again.
What do you tell clients with concerns about Thailand’s political
troubles? They haven’t even asked! I think it’s well known that
Thailand has seen numerous political issues over the years, most of
which have minimal impact on wider society. It doesn’t even come
up in conversation. We’re dealing with clients who would typically
be worth at least 10 million dollars, and they’re not going to be
frightened by a bit of protesting in Bangkok. They probably already
love Thailand and understand that this sort of thing goes on.
What do you think are the greatest challenges facing Phuket
in attracting high quality visitors and investors? They’ve got
to sort the traf c out. You don’t come to a holiday island to sit
stationary in a traf c jam. They need to encourage clientele at a
higher level, and such clientele will be put of if there are a whole
load of cheap package tours here.
What, in your opinion, are Phuket’s greatest strengths as a
luxury destination? I’ve always thought of Phuket as one of the
main holiday islands for Asia. When you look at the Mediterranean
you’ve got Minorca, Ibiza, places like that where Europeans go for
their island holidays. For America it’s the Caribbean. For Asia, Phuket
and Bali are the two main islands. Half of the world’s population
is within a fve-hour fight, which is quite extraordinary when you
think about it. And many would generally agree that most of the
world’s growth will come from Asia in the next 20 years.
Phuket has obviously changed a lot from its backpacker days. Some
people don’t like that progress, but 25 years ago you couldn’t go to
great restaurants like you’d fnd in the South of France, with great
wines and that level of service. And what’s really good about Phuket
is you can come in and have a six-star holiday, but you can also nip
over to somewhere like Ko Yao Noi and have the old Thailand as well.
When you look at it overall, where else do you get 28-30 degrees
all year round, lovely beaches, sea the temperature of bath water,
great food, perfect massages and spas, and a very friendly, peaceful
environment? All of these things add up to a great place.
Tell us how you found your way to Phuket. I came at the end of
2006 for the King’s Cup Regatta and ended up looking at property.
I found this site in the middle of 2007. We bought it, completed the
deal in December 2007 and launched Kata Rocks in February 2008.
For at least two years, I spent three weeks here, then three weeks in
the UK. Now I’m here about 85 or 90 per cent of the time.
Kata Rocks recently opened. How has that been going so far?
We’ve taken some early bookings at quite a big discount for our
soft opening phase. But we’re not trying to get too many bookings
until we’ve built up the team for the grand opening, later this
year. It’s good for the staf and their training. We don’t want them
overwhelmed, and it’s more important to get the correct procedures
in place frst so our guests will enjoy a six-star experience.
How are people fnding out about Kata Rocks? Mostly word
of mouth so far. We’ve got a database of about 12,000 that’s
organically built up of people who have inquired about Kata Rocks
over the last few years. Plus we’ve got about 36,000 on Facebook
following us. It just spreads from there.
A lot of people have come to do photo shoots for magazines because
it’s so photogenic. And we do a mailing every now and then. We did
one the other day with nine photos, including a really good one with
a “wow” view of the island and the pool. It got a massive response.
Do you have any other projects in the works, in Phuket or
elsewhere? I’ve got a business in London, which is now mainly
rental properties in Notting Hill. In Monaco I’m a partner in
Hemisphere Solutions, a recruitment business for superyachts.
We provide the captains, crew and many other solutions for the
superyacht industry in that region. London, Monaco and Phuket are
not bad places to do business. Quite nice actually!
I’m looking for the next property to develop. I’d like to do another one
in Phuket because I’ve got a great team here, but fnding a prime site
like this is hard. It needs to be a six-star experience so it needs a six-
star location. Design and build quality, staf and service are important,
but if the location is second-rate you can never achieve any of that.
What have you learned developing your project on Phuket?
How does it compare to your experience in the UK? Many people
think it’s very diferent from Europe but it’s not really. Business
anywhere is fairly similar. You’re always just dealing with people, and
people the world over are generally quite similar. You get frustrations
in London and you get slightly diferent frustrations in Thailand.
In London, regulations are very strict to a point of over-regulation; in
Thailand, things are a bit more fexible but there is the big issue of
language and communication, which make the job harder.
Have you had any dif culties working in a diferent culture?
You’ve got to appreciate the Thai way. If you’re someone who loses
his cool with people that’s not going to help you in Thailand. They
don’t respect that. I’m not really like that anyway, but some people
try to shout and scream and wonder why they just get a smiling
face back and nothing happens.
I’m still useless at speaking Thai, but I’ve got some very good
people who do that I can really trust, and that’s important. I think
probably one of my biggest achievements in doing this project
is that the frst six people who came to work with me all are still
here, apart from one who left to live in America. You can create an
enduring business with that. They trust me to sort things out and
they sort my problems out with language.
Developer of the newly-opened Kata Rocks, Richard
describes the joys and challenges of leading a
project to completion, and how settling in to island
life has coaxed him away from his London home.
23
(Advertorial)
For more information on Helicam please contact:
www.helicam.asia info@helicam.asia
Phil : +66 87 281 0451 www.helicam.asia phil@helicam.asia
When you step on board a luxury yacht, etiquette dictates the
removal of your shoes to ensure the exquisite decks remain in
perfect condition.
However, for this Helicam photo shoot, Captain Winston of motor
yacht Big Fish actually requested the wearing of stiletto heels.
The Helicam team were brought in to capture a set of images
demonstrating the benefts of granite decks.
Flash speed lighting and umbrellas were set up for the Helicam
photoshoot. Posing on the granite decks, the stunning Yulia
modelled a selection of high heels. Additional aerial imagery was
shot using the new 6-rotor drone hexocopter ftted with a gimbled
steady-cam to ensure the shoot was perfect.
Above: Helicam Image of Yulia posing on Granite deck onboard Big Fish
Above: Helicam Image of Big Fish Super Yacht
Helicam 6 rotor Hexocopter
109B1
by Helicam
High Heels on board
Superyacht BIG FISH
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BRASSERIE PHUKET OYSTER-WINE-BEER BAR
For further information about Brasserie Phuket
+66 76-210511 info@brasseriephuket.com
www.brasseriephuket.com
Alain Tabruyn
Owner of Brasserie Phuket
Oyster-Wi ne-Beer Bar
When did you set up the Brasserie? What was behind your
decision to set up this business in Phuket? I founded the
Brasserie more than three years ago. The main attraction was to
open a venue in phuket town that would become a benchmark
in Phuket – “incontournable” in French. The decision to set up a
business in Phuket came because I was missing something that I
loved in Europe: a classical, informal yet chique brasserie like you
can fnd in Paris or Brussels. It didn't exist in Phuket
What were you doing before? I was living and running my
company in Hong Kong and China (which I still do).
Where are you from? I come from a country where we like to live
the 'Burgundy style': Belgium. My hometown is Sint Truiden: the
center for apple, pears, strawberries and much more. Go and visit!
It's small but you'll be surprised. You should go in April/May, when
all the cherry trees show their magnifcent snow-white fowers...
What’s diferent about Brasserie Phuket? What are its unique
points? When you enter the Brasserie, you feel something diferent. It
hits you: am I in Paris, Brussels? The unique thing about the Brasserie
is that we serve only the best and freshest ingredients. And where
can you fnd fresh inmported game meat or live crayfsh from France?
Also unique is that everything is home-made, from the bread to
every dessert. But the Brasserie is not only about eating – it's about
atmosphere and drinking at our famous bar. And there again, we're
unique. It's not just drinking, but savour one of our 50 Belgian beers.
Why would someone choose the Brasserie compared to your
closest competition? To be honest I don't think the Brasserie
has any competition yet. It's unique in its concept. One thing that
makes us diferent is the consistancy of the dishes.
Tell us something about your role in the business? My role
is to be there every day and to make sure that everything goes
smoothly. The kitchen, the restaurant, the athmosphere – and to
chit-chat with my customers.
What are the main challenges? To improve every day and never
think that you're at the top because that's when you go down.
…and what are the biggest dif culties? The biggest dif culties
were adapting to work with local staf. We're so diferent. But then
it's a challenge not to give up. When you see some of my staf today,
they are top! That gives me a wonderful feeling.
What is your main target market? Our main target is expats who
loves their food but also local Thais – who represent 50% of our
customers!
What is your approach to marketing Brasserie Phuket to your
target? We do adverstise in a few magazines, but we really believe
in word of mouth. Especially in such a small community. And it
works!
What do you like most about what you do now? What I like
the most is seeing a customer going out with a smile and saying:
"Thank you so much for the wonderful food and evening.
And what do you like least…? Arrogant customers who don't
have a clue what they're talking about!
What do you expect to achieve within the next 3-5 years? The
next two years we will concentrate on all the small details to make
it even better. Then we'll open our new venue next door: 'High
Defnition' which will be my new challange, together with Dutch
top chef Thomas Diepersloot and my daughter Babette. Again this
will be unique in phuket.
What do you see as your biggest successes to date? That I'm
happy with what I'm doing. All the rest is not important.
To what extent did the global fnancial mess afect your
business? Dif cult to say because Asia is doing well. I suppose we
would have more customers from Europe, but I'm not complaining.
We're doing very well
Please give us an overview of your typical day ‘at work’. A
typical day at work is to have a briefng with our chef and staf. Have
a look at the kitchen. Then I check the computer for reservations.
My lovely wife takes care of operations.
How would you describe your leadership style? I'm hard but
correct. Seventy percent of our staf left (except in the kitchen) after
one or two days. The ones who are still here today are exactly the
ones we want!
What is your over-riding ambition at this stage in your life?
Again, it's not really about me – it's the people close to me. Without
my wife (Lin Kwanjai) the Brasserie would not be what it is today.
If you aim too much for something, you won't get it. Concentrate
on your work and love what you do – and people will come to you.
Enthusiasm is contagious, you know...
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About Executive Chef Francesco Greco
Chef Francesco was born in 1970 in Sardinia, an
island in the Mediterranean Sea belonging to Italy.
The third generation o chefs in his family, he has
studied in different hoel schools in Italy and worked
in restaurants and hoels since 1986, including
Michelin starred venues in France and Italy.
Appointed Executive Chef at Cape Sienna Hoel &
Villas in 2010, he’s still in charge o all culinary
operations in the hoel . His gastronomic heritage
includes culinary knowledge from various pars o
the world; from the lush grasslands o Hungary to
the scorching desers o Qatar, but his first love still
remains the Mediterranean cuisine, made from the
freshest ingredients with sharp yet delicate flavours,
combined with skilful crafsmanship and an eye for
modern nutritional science.
CAPE SIENNA HOTEL & VILLAS
For more information, contact:
Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas, +66 76 337300
www.capesienna.com
Ingredients (serves 4)
1kg Barramundi fllet
300gm fresh potatoes
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
40ml extra virgin olive oil
40gm onion
40gm celery
40gm carrot
40gm Italian lentils (Lenticchie di Castelluccio di Norcia)
2 litres vegetable stock
Method
The lentil stew
Chop the onion, carrot and celery with the food processor
and strain them well. In a large skillet, pour extra virgin olive oil
and when hot, add the chopped vegetables. Fry until there is
no longer water. Add the dried lentils and double the volume
with vegetable stock, which it has to be at room temperature.
Bring to boil and simmer until the lentils are soft.
Hawaiian barramundi lean
fllet wrapped in paper-thin
potatoes and baked. Served
with stewed Italian Lentils.
The barramundi fllet
Clean the fllet and divide it in four portions. Pat dry
the fllet with a clean, odorless kitchen cloth. Peel the
potatoes and slice them very thin with a slicer machine,
wash the slices very well and pat them dry – also with a
clean, odorless kitchen cloth.
Season the fllets with salt and pepper, wrap them one
by one with the potato slices. In a non-stick pan, sear
the fllet with extra virgin olive oil, until the potato is
golden, then move the fllet into an oiled baking tray
and bake at 180° C (356° F) until well done.
Presentation
Place the fllet on a large plate and, on a side, make a
“turret” of lentils, with the help of a cup. Sprinkle the
fsh with extra virgin olive oil and serve hot.
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Horizon Beach Resort, Patong and Karon Soi 2 next to
Karon Football Stadium www.wheretoeat-phuket.com
Baluchi Indian
Baluchi is in the heart of Patong and in Karon, yet their relaxed
atmosphere, with soft background Indian music, creates a great
ambience perfect for either family dining or entertaining clients.
They take pride in using only fresh, authentic Indian spices, freshly
ground in their kitchen and fresh (not frozen) meat. Homemade
paneer (cottage cheese) and yoghurt, tandoori kebabs, naan and
rotis, Mughlai curries and the best Indian long grain basmati rice
dishes are just some of their specialties. One can taste the most
mouth-watering tandoori kebabs in town, not to mention the
variety of breads baked freshly in the tandoor or a delicious variety
of prawn, chicken, mutton or vegetable biryani.
Baluchi is the only award winning Indian restaurant on the island,
serving authentic Indian cuisine using original ingredients imported
from India. Baluchi Karon opens 18:30 to 23:30 every day except
Saturdays.
Daily 1-11pm | +66 76 292526, +66 76 284555
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On the coast road just north of Patong
www.baanrimpa.com
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Baan Rim Pa Thai
Daily 12pm-midnight | +66 76 340789, +66 76 341768
'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 clif, with
teak foors 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.
74-75 Moo 5 Vichitsongkram Rd., Talat Yai,
Amphur Muang, Phuket
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Chino Chinese/Thai
Daily 10am-10pm | +66 76 307154
Chino restaurant opened in February 2012. You'll fnd this Fusion
South Chinese cuisine at Central Festival Phuket on the 1st foor. It's
easy to fnd us, easy to take a seat, easy to order and easy to relax.
Fusion means unusual; it means a fresh look to South-Chinese
cuisine with a great menu to get your appetite going! Chino serves
salads with fragrant spices, soups, duck, pork, beef and chicken,
shrimp pies and wontons, seafood and lobster, rice and noodles,
diferent combinations of vegetables, great desserts, a huge
selection of cocktails, whiskies, brandies, spirits, aperitifs, wines and
tea – all at reasonable prices. Choose too from a variety of Thailand’s
local dishes, prepared with the freshest ingredients: spicy salads,
mixed meat sate, soups Tom Yam Goong and Tom Ka Gai, Tod Man
Goong, Khao Phad Phuket, Phuket Spring Roll, etc.
Chino is one of the most cosy places to eat in Phuket. Come along
and take a picture at the 'golden' cage or with our nice big bearcat.
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The pier at Chalong Bay (next to Kan Eang @pier)
www.vsetrestaurant.com, sales@vsetrestaurant.com
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VSET Modern Western Cuisine
Daily 11.30am-11pm | +66 89 727 0067, +66 76 381159
VSET is a "restaurant at its extraordinary best". VSET, pronounced
"Vi-Sate", in Thai means "extraordinary".
It's the frst 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 fare and creativity producing a stellar menu.
Notable dishes include: Phuket lobster salad, Foie gras parfait, Cognac-
famed Lobster bisque, Australian lamb cutlet, Red snapper steak and
Honey-glazed pork belly. These only touch the surface, while a fne
wine list adds an essential touch and a tantalising selection of
desserts rounds it all of. VSET is centered on the palate, but it's how
everything fts together that makes this a truly extraordinary place.
The pier of Chalong Bay
www.kaneang-pier.com, sales@kaneang-pier.com
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Kan Eang@pier Seafood/Thai
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 fexibility to cater for everything from
intimate dinners to special events and large banquets.
Its friendly and attentive staf and seaside seating in an idyllic setting
ofer a relaxing and pleasant dining experience day or night. Enjoy a
panoramic view of the yacht harbour and nearby islands.
Daily 10.30am-11pm | +66 83 173 1187, +66 76 381212
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Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas, Kamala Clif
www.capesienna.com, fb@capesienna.com
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Plum Restaurant / Vanilla Sky
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, fne 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
redefnes 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…
Plum 6-11.30pm Mon Closed | Vanilla 5pm-midnight | +66 76 337300
Mediterranean Tapas Bar
Located on the water's edge on Rawai Beach Rd
www.nikitas-phuket.com
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Nikita’s International/Thai/Seafood
Daily 9am until late | +66 76 288703, +66 81 091 5788
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 ofers 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-fred pizzas − along with a selection of over 50
quality wines, cool cocktails, icy cold beers, English draught cider,
delicious fruit shakes, an excellent cofee 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.
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GULLIBLE’S TRAVAILS
Roadside wine tastings
They appear at dusk, invitingly illuminated along dusty roads,
inches from marauding pick-ups. Gleaming bottles of ruby and
amber on little wooden tables... neatly displayed wines you might
think, so busy husbands can grab a bottle on their way home.
Then you notice the parked motorcyclist enthusiastically emptying
a bottle into his gas tank and you begin to wonder.
When you inspect the bottles closely, you’ll fnd that the bouquet
has less of a hint of ripe plums about it than a blast of Saudi crude.
The amber 'vino' is 91 octane and the ruby is 95 – just the thing to
make that dinner party go with a bang.
Gender ofender
You’re in a bar on Patong's infamous Soi Bangla, enjoying a few
beers, and then comes the time when you need to return some
of your purchases. So you stagger of in search of the bathrooms,
fnding them in a pair, one male and one female, as is so often the
case.
Back home, bathroom doors boast clear signs alerting you to
which entrance is the right one for your gender, but like so much in
Phuket this straightforward way of doing things would be just a bit
too easy.
You fnd yourself confronted by two almost identical
pony-tailed and pantaloon-wearing symbols on the
doors, so you’ve no idea which is yours.
Then a mini-skirted creature breezes through one of
the doors.
Clearly your gender belongs through the other and
so in you plunge... to be confronted by the screams of
startled females.
In your haste you forgot that Phuket’s most beautiful
'girls' are often expert gender benders. Quickly
saying “goodbye” to your new friends in the
girl’s bathroom, you pop next door where you
belong with Miss Mini-Skirt.
Herbal sauna... and enema
Deciding to try a herbal sauna, you arrive at the ramshackle
establishment feeling rather vulnerable as you change into a fimsy
cotton wrap and plunge into the steaming jaws of the sauna shed.
It’s extremely hot and it takes a while for your vision to adapt, so
that only gradually do you realise that you’re sharing the sauna with
six large Thai ladies sitting around enjoying a huge joke at your
expense. About the same time, you notice a blast of furnace-like
steam attacking your sensitive parts.
You dash from the sauna and pour lashings of icy water over your
toasted backside.
Oops... you’ve learned the hard way never to take the vacant seat in
a packed Phuket sauna... that’s the one directly over the steam vent!
Sauna you than me!
A roadside wine tasting?
Just say "farang phet" for a perfect meal
Farang phet
Saunas are not the only hot things to avoid as the local cuisine,
while delicious, can be positively volcanic. The handy phrase
“farang phet” is worth remembering. Say it when ordering food
and the accommodating locals will spice up your dishes only to
a level acceptable to foreigners rather than to their own terrifying
standards.
While Phuket undoubtedly harbours pitfalls that you need to be
wary of, with a good sense of humour and a ready smile just like
the locals, you’ll have a great time negotiating the island’s 'travails'.
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Touch down!
Stumbling jet-lagged into the startling tropical sunlight, Phuket
greets you like a slap in the face. The blinding sun has you squinting
like a near-blind old lady as you stagger from the airport to be
surrounded by an army of touts ofering a delightful assortment of
the sins for which the Orient is infamous.
“Is there a bus to Patong Beach?” you shout into the cloud of
cigarette smoke hovering above the greedy grins of the touts.
Indeed there is, and before you can say, “How much?” you’ll be
jammed into a crowded mini bus with an collection of other
novices and their mountains of baggage.
This is mistake number one and should be avoided.
This cramped mini bus will eventually get you to Patong, but only
after endless detours and unscheduled stops.
Far better is to look for signs for the airport bus to Phuket Town, or
catch a metred taxi by turning right as you leave the concourse.
"Look Mom, no hands!"
During your white knuckle taxi ride to your
hotel you may be shocked when your driver
takes his hands of the wheel and ofers a
‘wai’ with palms pressed together, to the
statue of two strangely-clad ladies at
the Heroine’s Monument. These revered
fgures are the sisters Thao Thep Kasattri
and Thao Sri Soontorn who, according
to legend, saved the island by cross-
dressing, thereby fooling
the gullible Burmese invaders after the
fall of Ayutthaya in 1767.
And, while in no way connected with
the revered ladies, the biggest billboard
you’ll see driving from the airport advertises Simon Cabaret,
Thailand's famous transvestite show.
Both these celebrations of gender-based deceptions serve notice
that Phuket can be a realm of trickery, where duplicity is not only
practiced, but actively celebrated.
Gullible be warned!
The unseen world
Once settled into your hotel, you
may be woken early next morning
by a huge series of explosions.
Investigation will tell you that
frecrackers, hung from the prow
of a long-tail boat, are being let of
to disperse evil spirits before the
captain and crew set of on their
seaward journey.
In Phuket the supernatural is everywhere and infuences everything
– so must be placated and venerated at all times.
Zen and the art of road madness
To understand the mania that passes for driving in Phuket, it helps
to grasp that Buddhism recognises the inherent one-ness of all
things and sees supposed opposites for what they truly are: facets
of the unity of existence.
Road madness
The Heroine's Monument is highly
revered by all Phuketians
Many hapless visitors discover the hard way that
there’s often more to Phuket than meets the eye.
To follow the way of the Thai driver, you too must cast of illusions
of duality, such as the duality of two trafc lanes moving in
opposite directions.
Are both lanes not part of one road? Are both directions not still
expressions of the eternal fow of all things?
When you've grasped this obviously simple concept, you’ll
understand why Thais naturally swerve into oncoming trafc to
overtake and why they are completely serene as they travel along
a road the wrong way!
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Lemongrass founder, Bobby Duchowny, studied aromatherapy –
a healing art that promotes massage, when combined with specifc
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 ofering 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
Lemongrass House
To visit this home of award-winning spa oils, creams, soaps and so many other exquisite products is a delight. The aromas are
enchanting. At Lemongrass, you can enjoy a spa treatment to sample and choose from their huge range, then take home your
choice to enjoy at your leisure. They even have a great range of kid’s spa products.
Daily 9am – 8pm
: +66 76 271233
10/2 Srisoonthorn Rd.,
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www.lemongrasshouse.com
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 diferent scents at diferent 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
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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
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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
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Oasis Spas has received the coveted “Tourism Award of Excellence
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Take an interlude from the beach to discover Oasis Spas with their
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Oasis Sky Breeze Spa, Kata
With breathtaking views that include the Andaman Ocean and
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Oasis Royal Thai Spa, Kamala
Nestled among perfect sunsets, an unspoiled tropical beach, and
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Oasis Secret Garden Spa, Laguna
Nestled in the lagoon of a tropical paradise there is a hidden
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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
Enjoy this Special Ofer
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 fnish 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.
Daily 10am – 10pm
: +66 76 337777
www.oasisspa.net
cs@oasisspa.net
Thailand Tourism Awards,
2008, 2010, 2013
Day Spa of The Year
Asia Spa Awards 2012
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Chilled out by the soothing background music, I was flled with a
peaceful wellbeing as I enjoyed the warm traditional Sukko welcome of
the ‘Flower Floating Ritual’ – like ‘Loy Kratong’, where the idea is to foat
away past stresses and wish for luck and joy from that moment on
A variety of 40 spa treatments – prepared by Sukko's certifed Thai
Herbalist and based on ancient Thai medical theory – is ofered at
Sukko, in packages lasting from 2 to 4 hours. Each package has a
specifc 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 ftness
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 efective art of self-defense.
Sukko means "Beyond Happiness". My frst feeling when I stepped through the impressive gates of
Sukko Spa was, "I’m in paradise". The Sukko staf are dressed beautifully in traditional Thai style and the spa design,
infuenced by the ancient Siamese capital, creates a haven of calm yet regal serenity. I felt I had left all my troubles behind.
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: +66 76 263222
www.sukkospa.com
“The Best Spa In Southeast Asia”
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Red Chili Restaurant
The philosophy behind Thai cuisine is that food is an everyday
medicine for health and longevity.
Rich in spices and medicinal herbs – with anti-bacterial, anti-fungal
and anti-infammatory benefts to name just a few – the Thai and
international bufet at Red Chili Restaurant promises a fun and
healthy dining experience with a view of Phuket’s Big Buddha and
the surrounding lush green scenery.
Lunch Bufet ( Daily 11am – 2pm) THB 220
Dinner Bufet (Daily 5.30 – 9pm) THB 300
: +66 76 263222
sukko@sukkospa.com
facebook.com/sukkospa
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Centara Villas Phuket wins
"Phuket Food Competition 2014"
Baan Tak R Kard open house
Phuket Gazete 20th Anniversary Pary
@ Laguna Phuket
Nikki Beach Phuket Grand Opening White Pary
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GOMS organised a magic show
@ The Good Shepherd, Phuket Town.
D-IMAGEPLUS 4th Anniversary
@ The HOUSE Bar & Restaurant
Photos by D-IMAGEPLUS
Grand Opening Twochefs Kamala
Classical Music Concer
@ Mom Tri’s Vila Royale
Andaman Cruises Wine Cruise
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An extra bed is available for an additional adult or child above 12
years of age in any of our suites.
NAWA RESTAURANT is an exiting international restaurant focusing
on the best dishes from the ‘east’ and ‘west’, using organic products
whenever possible. Our ever-changing ‘daily special dish’ means that
you will never tire of our menu and it’s a perfect tool for us to learn
about guest preferences. We aim to serve you the most authentic
‘street-favours’ of Thai food. We serve exciting Thai home-cooked
dishes you are guaranteed to fnd nowhere else.
NAWA SPA ofers you a small but fne selection of delightful spa
treatments and massage with the goal and mission that what
we only deliver frst class and truly professional services, making you
‘truly feel good’.
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For more information please contact
PHUNAWA RESORT
16/1 Patak Road Soi 24, Karon Beach, Phuket 83100
: +66 76 363000
info@phunawa.com www.phunawa.com
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Phunawa suite bedroom
Phunawa Resort is situated just a short stroll from Karon Beach, one of
the longest and most beautiful beaches in tropical Phuket, and perfect
for sun-seekers, great for families but also ideal for fun-seekers. Karon
Beach offers a relaxed nightlife with a wide selection of restaurants,
pubs and bars catering for all tastes. It’s a safe location and has markets
and great dining options. Couples or families will enjoy just browsing
or enjoying a cool drink, listening to music or just experiencing the
vibrant atmosphere. Local people are very friendly and welcoming.
Phuwana Resort has a superb range of private suites which cater for
everything from honeymoon couples to families, groups of friends
and couples, all set around our huge pool area.
1 BEDROOM NAWA SUITE - One bedroom with en-suite bathroom
and bathtub, fully equipped kitchenette, living area with TV with
cable channels and DVD player plus private rooftop garden with
circle pool and roof-top sala seating area.
1 BEDROOM PHUNAWA SUITE (PENTHOUSE) - On third foor, one
bedroom with jaccuzi bathroom, living area, TV with cable channels,
DVD player, fully equipped kitchenette plus private roof top garden
including private sala seating area and circle pool.
2 BEDROOM JUNIOR SUITE - all rooms facing pool view, master
bedroom with king bed size and private bathroom, second bedroom
with two singles or queen bed size, living area with TV with cable
channels and DVD player, full kitchenette and terrace or balcony
with seating area.
2 BEDROOM GRAND SUITE - with
master bedroom with king size
bed, en-suite bathroom, second
bedroom with two queen size
beds, living area with TV with
cable channels and DVD player, full
kitchenette and balcony / terrace
with sun lounger, tables and chairs,
complimentary wif connection.
3 BEDROOM FAMILY PHUNAWA
SUITE (PENTHOUSE) - Top foor,
three bedrooms. Master bedroom,
with private jacuzzi bathtub.
Two additional bedrooms with
queen size beds. Living area has
full kitchenette, dining table plus
private rooftop garden including
sala terrace area, circle pool with
360º view, 180º sea view.
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Zeascape Restaurant features traditional Thai dishes presented with
a twist and “Catch of the Day” charcoal-grilled local seafood.
Complemented by an incomparable sunset view over Patong Bay, A
unique dining concept where the rustic favours of Traditional Thai
and regional cuisine are celebrated in the signature dishes of Chef
Ryan Arboleda. Over the years, Chef Ryan has immersed himself in
the region’s culture and gained great inspiration from its diverse
culinary tastes.
With his team of skilled artisans he delivers modern interpretations
of classic favourites paired with innovatively executed Asian cocktails
and international wines.
For more information
Zeascape Restaurant at U Zenmaya Phuket
6/181 Moo 6, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83150
: +66 7633 6888
reserve@uzenmayaphuket.com
www.uzenmayaphuket.com
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Combining breath-taking views overlooking Patong Bay and the
dramatic presentations of his creations, Chef Ryan’s tantalizing mix
of hot, sour, salty and sweet tastes seamlessly blend and create a
stimulating sensual and memorable dining experience
The simple yet superlative quality of the most well-known Thai
dishes with a twist embodies all aspects of cutting edge cuisine
yet are still able to refect centuries of tradition by featuring a large
spread of Southern Thai dishes combined with charcoal-barbecued
fresh seafood.
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Concept
The name for our development was conceived from its natural
surroundings, perched high on a lush tropical hillside overlooking
a pristine bay. This exclusive low density estate of just 53
condominium units has been designed for discerning buyers that
appreciate the diference between a product that simply ofers “a
view”, and those that appreciate the optimum, namely “The View”.
Our architects have also drawn inspiration from nature to produce
a simple yet stunning building form that is modeled on the shape
and mass of ocean waves. The cleverly arranged tiers of units and
blocks represent the graceful curve of a wave and its continual
movement.
Location
The View is conveniently located on a private elevated position
overlooking the 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.
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Architectural Style “Living with Vision”
The low-density, low-rise architectural style is a modern tropical
contemporary design with strong and deliberate emphasis
employed to maximise the view, whilst protecting personal
privacy. Careful selection of appropriate materials helps to
ensure the practicality and durability of the construction
without compromising the aesthetic or function of the units.
Each block is constructed in light bright white allowing excellent
natural light, whilst the generous windows and full height doors
allow optimum ventilation reducing reliance on air conditioning
and maintaining our commitment to greener sustainable
development. The Wellness Center with spa, ftness gym and
sauna is part of the facilities, as well as the restaurant and two
swimming pools.
Options
We ofer 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
for money. The units are designed to achieve both signifcant 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 fnished product.
Contacts
29/17-18 Moo 5, Rawai
: +66 81 666 6622 : +66 86 943 9996
: +66 76 381488
sale@theviewphuket.com
www.theviewphuket.com
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The View
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Location
When considering the purchase of property anywhere in the world,
location is always the most important factor for capital appreciation
and rental return… Plunge Tropic Villas flls 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
ofering 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 fow smoothly to grand outdoor
terraces with both sunny and shaded areas surrounding the infnity
edge pool with relaxing Jacuzzi and romantic Waterfall. We ofer the
choice of 1, 2 or 3 bedroom villas plus a wheelchair plan. Each villa
ofers 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 satisfes the high demand for a reasonably priced villa with
exceptional quality.
Investment
Combining this prime location with value pricing and exceptional
construction quality guarantees you long term capital appreciation
and high rental returns. For investors, holiday home buyers, or long
stay residents, we ofer 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.
…take the Plunge!
Phase I & II sold out!
For more information
: +66 82 413 6610
info@plungetropicvillas.com, info@theplungevillas.com
www.plungetropicvillas.com, www.theplungevillas.com
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CONCEPT: “A simple change makes all the diference”. Exceptionally
large, spacious and airy condos with specially designed dens and
hobby corners for weekend interests and activities. Cycling, surfng,
photography, painting, gardening and eating in or out are all part of
easily accessible lifestyles at Saturdays.
SERENE LOCATION: Situated in Saiyuan, near Nai Harn Beach on
the southern-most tip of Phuket, Saturdays is an oasis of spacious
one- and two-bedroom condos with special features for a diverse
range of weekend indulgences. The quiet roads and green hills are
an idyllic backdrop for all manner of weekend pursuits.
SPACE: Saturdays condo units come in fve distinct designs:
Live (57sqm) one-bedroom option with a large en-suite bathroom
and a cozy hobby corner.
Learn (84sqm) two-bedroom, two bathroom arrangement with
an extra al-fresco-style bathtub of the master bedroom and two
separate hobby corners.
Lux (95sqm) corner units featuring two large bedrooms and two
en-suite bathrooms, plus an al-fresco-style bathing area and an
extra-long terrace.
Love (80sqm) is a distinctly romantic two-bedroom, two-bathroom
arrangement with an exotic en-suite for the master bedroom.
Let (88sqm) is an extra large two-bedroom, two-bathroom set up
that can efectively be divided into two separate living spaces so all
or part of the property can be let out at the owner's convenience.
For more information
The Attitude Club Co., Ltd.
100/1000 Moo 5 Rassada Muang Phuket, 83000
: +66 81 968 3760, : +66 76 261542
Sales1@theattitudeclub.com
www.theattitudeclub.com/saturdayscondo
www.facebook.com/saturdayscondo
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Saturdays Condo
SPECIFICATION: Saturdays' one- and two-bedroom condos ofer
poolside access on the ground foor and three-metre wide balconies
on the three upper foors, with three-metre high ceilings that allow
natural sunlight to pour into every room and make every day feel
like Saturday.
CLASSIFICATION (PRICE RANGE): One-bedroom units from
4 million baht.
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION: Construction is planned to take 24
months, starting this October with completion by October 2016.
ABOUT THE DEVELOPER: The Attitude Club, a bespoke brand of
Phuket property professionals with a vision: a little holiday that makes
a BIG diference. The Attitude Club operates eight diferent brands
under its umbrella, which also includes the hospitality management
by Two Villas Holiday, interior décor by Number Twelve; stylistic
hospitality at Foto Hotel; Wings, Peranakan-style villas; architecture
and construction management by Roof Design & Management;
urban hostel Blu Monkey; property management by Lemon Rabbit
and the latest villa-style condos, Saturdays, the extended phase from
Saiyuan Estate, organic passion villas.
LEGAL PACKAGE: Freehold
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Show villa contact for viewing
Pasak soi 8, 1.5 km from Laguna Phuket
: +66 81 734 4324, : + 66 76 274344
sale@phuketgreenlandvillas.com
www.phuketgreenlandvillas.com
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The Lake House Phuket
The Lake House Phuket
Tucked away in a quiet, idyllic residential area surrounded by nature,
you will fnd the beautiful Lake House development. Located in the
western part of Phuket Island, near the region's renowned Laguna
Phuket resort complex and the white sandy beaches of Bangtao
and Layan, The Lake House is situated close enough to enjoy the
amenities and facilities this area has to ofer, while still ofering a
retreat from mainstream tourism on Phuket's west coast.
Living Lakeside : 3 - 4 bedroom Pool Villas
Our beautifully designed, Oriental-style pool villas are built to the
highest European specifcations standards and naturally combine
classical and contemporary Thai with solid features throughout. With
innovative use of light and space, designs blend traditional tropical
style creating a truly unique home.
The Lake House villas focus on spacious, open-plan living space
complemented by an integrated indoor and outdoor area. The
natural living experience is further enhanced by the foor to ceiling
glass windows and doors, allowing the comfort of design with the
splendour of nature.
The Lake House ofers nine afordable, luxury pool villas with plot size
from 420 to 720 sqm and caters for budgets starting from THB 12m.
Single storey homes are ready to move in – only 2 units left.
The Canal Villa : The development Phase 3 by Phuket
Greenland Property.
Single storey 3-bedroom pool villas with total area of 370 sqm,
located next to The Lake House. Seven homes in a quiet and peaceful
area close to Laguna. Presale from THB 13.5m with payment plan
available. Will be ready to occupy in December 2014.
The Lake House & The Canal Project are developments by Phuket
Greenland Property Co., Ltd., a developer with extensive experience
working on big developments throughout Thailand for many years.
Being contractors themselves, they ensure every detail of construction
meets the highest standards by incorporating the best construction
industry practices. Quality craftsmanship you can trust.
Management
The Lake House ofers legal assistance for ownership with full villa
management and rental services available, ensuring owners and
visitors not only a high standard of service, but peace of mind.
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Contacts
The Attitude Club Co., Ltd
100/1000 Moo 5 Rassada Muang Phuket, Thailand 83000
: +66 83 595 5255 : +66 76 261 542
Sales2@theattitudeclub.com
www.theattitudeclub.com/wings
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Concept: A boutique collection of creatively designed pool
villas where imaginations fy free. Inspired by the historical Sino
architecture of old Phuket and sense of Peranakan, the wings pool
villas collection is a contemporary interpretation of traditional laid-
back lifestyle where privacy is paramount and enjoyment can be
sought in special secluded indoor and outdoor living space.
Location: Enjoy the daily indulgence of being luxuriously close
to one of Phuket’s most prestigious stretches of west coast sand,
Bangtao Beach, where the water is ideal for swimming, and the
sunsets are stunning. Quiet, natural surroundings in the centre of the
island and easily accessible to all facilities.
Price Range: Prices start from 6.3m baht.
Lease back options available for guaranteed return.
Specifcation: Wings is a boutique arrangement of 71 individual
pool villas, each with a private walkway leading to the high-walled
sanctuary of peace and inspiration, which includes a plot size of
144 sqm up to 276 sqm, a private 8-metre pool, a courtyard and the
option of a second and third bedroom.
The spacious layout ensure peace and privacy for every resident,
plus 24-hour security, a covered car parking space, gym room and
cofee shop.
About the Developer: The Attitude club was established in 1999
by a new generation of Phuket property professionals with a passion
for creative business with real “value” for today’s contemporary
lifestyles. We specialise in architecture, design and real estate
management, with over 21 projects within 10 years – a guarantee of
quality in every aspect.
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Contacts
Kata Rocks Co., Ltd
: +66 80 533 3330
info@katarocks.com
www.katarocks.com
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Kata Rocks
Location: Kata Rocks is a luxury boutique residence, built directly
on the oceanfront at the southern point of Kata Beach. It is only a
two-minute walk from Kata beach and the many restaurants, bars
and leisure facilities nearby.
Concept & Design: All 34 Sky-Villas have stunning infnity pools,
with uninterrupted ocean views and a huge space for indoor/
outdoor living. Ranging in size from 191sqm to 460sqm, these
stunning Sky Villas ofer absolute privacy, a unique oceanfront
position, innovative technology, the best international building
standards and European furniture, fxtures and fttings.
Price Range: Only 12-Sky Villas are still available for sale; with the
property due for completion by April 2014, the remaining villas are
available from 38.5 million to 65.5 million baht.
Facilities & Service: Kata Rocks ofers the benefts of a boutique
resort – with personalised concierge-style service, an oceanfront
restaurant, lounge, library, a fabulous sunset-facing bar, a large
function room, 35m lap pool, wellness & spa facilities and a cutting-
edge ftness centre.
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Location: The Anchan Villas are located just fve minutes away
from Layan's white sandy beach. The site was chosen with care
to ensure residents enjoy the peace and tranquility 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.
Price range : From 27.5 million baht with fexible payment plan.
About Developer : Anchan Villas is developed by Pearl Island
Property Co., Ltd. Since it was established on Phuket in 2007, Pearl
Island has earned a solid reputation as a professional design and
property development frm delivering the highest quality products,
situated in the most sought-after locations, and built to the highest
international standards. As testament to the calibre of the project,
Anchan Villas was awarded "Highly Commended" and "Winner"
in the Best Phuket Villa Development category in the prestigious
Thailand Property Awards 2009 , 2012 and again in 2013.
Concept : These contemporary modern style villas are an ideal
investment as a holiday home in the tropics or a permanent
residence ofering the peace and tranquility of a secluded location,
yet just a short distance from a pristine coastline with all modern
amenities nearby.
Contacts
Pearl Island Property Co., Ltd.
Khun Joop Saetiw, Sales Director : +66 81 797 0552
38/2 Moo 6, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110
: +66 76 362600-1 : +66 76 362602
info@anchanvillas.com www.anchanvillas.com
Space : Anchan Villas are designed to be spacious and airy in an
attractive and practical layout. The built-up areas start from 580
sqm. and rest on plot sizes from 880 - 1,400 sqm. Each villa features
a large, 15 x 5.5m private swimming pool with a large wooden
terrace that connects to the master bedroom and main living room,
combining your indoor and outdoor activities and contributing 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, ensuring a
smooth transaction in purchasing and moving into a villa. Villa rental
management is also ofered to home owners who want a return on
their investment by renting out their home while they are away.
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88 Land & Houses Hillside Sales Of ce
88/73 Moo 5, West Chaofa Road, Chalong, Muang, Phuket 83130
: +66 76 521888, +66 76 383888 : +66 76 521555
info@lhphuket.com www.lhphuket.com
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Location: 88 Land and Houses Hillside Phuket is set in a truly central
location with convenient access to many destinations and just 15
minutes from Phuket City. A number of white sandy beaches are close
by – Nai Harn, Rawai, Kata and Karon all ideal for swimming plus a
number of famous tourists spots. Easy access to major department
stores such as Central Festival, Tesco Lotus, Big C, Index Living Mall
and Home Pro Village make shopping easy and convenient. Schools,
universities and hospitals are also within easy reach and a direct route
to Phuket international Airport makes for easy commuting.
Price Range: Prices start from an afordable 7.52 million baht.
Concept: Tropical serenity is the theme of 88 Land and Houses
Hillside Phuket which means that the houses are meant to exude
a sense of relaxation as if you were staying in a resort every day.
Beating in under the brand “88”, all houses in this project will have a
house number of beginning with “88”.
88 Land and Houses Hillside Phuket strives to provide the feeling of a
gateway to a resort, wherein dwellers can totally relax, away from the
hustle and bustle, completely in tune with the hillside location. We
try our best to make sure that once you step into your house, you
will feel as if you are walking into the garden of a mini forest.
Right from the arch at the entrance of the estate, we use large trees
for the main structure so that true relaxation begins there. We go the
extra mile to keep the plants and natural habitat in its original state
when working on landscaping around the estate.
Coming into 88 Land and Houses Hillside Phuket should instantly
give that needed escape from the chaos outside after a long
day at work. Providing a peaceful escape that is both luxurious
and convenient is our main goal. This project is available for 100
families only.
Space: Various facilities are provided for all residents in the estate,
namely a park on the hillside with a panoramic view, featuring a
childrens' playground, a swimming pool and a gym. In terms of
security, we keep the estate safe 24 hours a day with key card and
CCTV systems.
Specifcation: This project occupies a large area and there are
three modern tropical house designs to suit. Topaz has 3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms in 170 sqm, Sapphire has 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms
in 201 sq.m., and Jasper has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms in 272 sqm
where the 4th bedroom is on the ground foor (which can be
adapted for use as a small of ce). They are all designed especially for
the slope of the hillside, categorised into ‘Up’ and ‘Down’ style.
Every house is constructed under the theme of ‘Baan Sabai’ (comfy
house) using Q-con lightweight concrete panels and solar refective
tinted glass windows to lower temperature in the house. Bathrooms
are clearly separated dry and wet areas, while the cold pantry is
separated the hot pantry. There is air-conditioning in every bedroom,
a water retreat, water pump and water tank underground and a
fnished garden.
About the Developer: Land and Houses is a real estate company
of choice for over 30 years with an enviable reputation for providing
high quality homes in beautifully maintained surroundings which
are ideal for families and couples.
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Contacts
Coco Kamala Sales Of ce: 60m from Surin Plaza
8/62 Moo 3, T. Cherng Talay, A. Thalang, Phuket 83110
: +66 76 324293, : +66 81 958 6996
Coco Chalong Sales Of ce: 50m from Chalong Circle
71/45 Moo 10, T. Chalong, A. Mueang, Phuket 83130
: +66 76 384245, : +66 91 229 4070
sales@cocovilla.net www.cocovilla.net
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 afordable 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.
Price Range: Prices start from 5.9 million baht to 13 million baht.
About the Developer: Our development company Con-F is
managed and operated by some of the most experienced architects,
engineers and construction teams in the region. We are able to
ensure the highest quality, fexibility 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 ofer a more maintenance-orientated
service, Villa Management, designed to keep your vacation home in
optimum condition for you and your guests. We also ofer a rental
programme in two categories: holiday rentals or long-term rentals,
to maximize the fnancial 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 ofers 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.
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Phuket Future Development Co., Ltd.
Phabaramee Road, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand.
: +66 84 543 5435 : +66 76 346968
info@phuket-fd.com
www.emeraldterracecondopatong.com
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The Emerald Terrace Condo Patong
Location: Emerald Terrace is located on a lush and tranquil hillside
on Asia’s fnest 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, fne dining and a world renowned
vibrant night life.
Classifcation: 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).
Concept: The Emerald Terrace Condominium, Patong, Phuket ofers
rooms with many diferent 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 ofering a location that is
convenient for all amenities.
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
ofer competitively priced elegant low-rise condominiums in a high
occupancy area of Patong.
The Legal Package: Including more facilities… ftness centre,
innovative swimming pool and Jacuzzi.
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Phuket Future Development Co.,Ltd.
94/47 Moo7, Vichitsongkram Road, Ban Kathu,Tumbon Kathu,
Amphur Kathu, Phuket 83120, Thailand
: +66 84 543 5435 : +66 76 346967
: +66 76 346968 info@phuket-fd.com
www.emeraldcentralphuket.com
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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 frst 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.
Classifcation: 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 frst-class ftness
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.
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 staf.
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.
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Karon Butterfy
Contacts
SUER Real Estate Co., Ltd
Patak Rd., Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100
: +66 81 892 0247
Tan +66 81 893 6755 sales@karonbutterfy.com
Gianluca +66 84 923 2953 margianlu@hotmail.it
info@karonbutterfy.com www.karonbutterfy.com
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Location: Karon Butterfy 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 ofer to the customer a variety of
apartment sizes and prices:
Flowers Unit apartment (Building E) start from 3 million Baht •
Butterfy apartment (Building F and G) from 1 to 2 bedrooms, start •
from 4.9 million Baht.
Concept: Karon Butterfy Condominium combines Italian and Thai
design, creating a modern style that refects the best of the two
cultures.
Specifcation: At the end of February 2010, the frst phase of the
project was completed:
Building F with 9 apartments from 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and •
living room on the ground foor all with exclusive gardens and
portico - arcade (now available one unit), the frst and second foor
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 foor with exclusive garden and
portico – arcade price start from 4.9 million Baht
Facilities: 300 sqm swimming with jacuzzi (completed); restaurant, •
ftness and wellness centre (future construction).
The second phase of the project under construction is Building E and is
composed of a diferent type of apartment called “Flower Unit”. They are
apartments on three levels from 35 to 64 sqm and consist of a kitchen
corner with one bedroom (some units in open plan) with balcony.
Behind the bedroom is located the bathroom with shower toilet and
sink. To access the frst and second foor 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.
About The Designers: The Italian Studio of Architecture STArg
(Studio Tecnico Associato Architetti Rubelli e Gussago) (info@starg.it)
has worked together with Thai Architects SRYT IKON STUDIO (sryt@
windowslive.com) to design the project and to follow the construction.
See www.starg.it for details of other projects undertaken.
The construction company is the KMIT. The owner Khun Kovit
Chankong, together with his professional team, is well experienced in
the construction and renovation of Luxury Project Villas, Residential
Luxury Villas, Complex Apartments, Commercial/Of ce Buildings, etc.
With the ethics of engineering professionals, they are committed
to ofer a professional service to our clients. "SAFETY" is our prime
principle together with the "SATISFACTION" of our clients.
KMIT Construction Services
188/36 Moo 4, T. Thepkrasattri A. Thalang, Phuket 83100
Tel/Fax: +66 (0)76 313048 Mobile: +66 (0)81 652 0795
info@kmitconstruction.com www.kmitconstruction.com
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Contacts
Lakbaanthara Co., Ltd.
14/92 NaiHarn Beach, Moo 1, Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83130
: +66 81 797 6030 : +66 76 388256 : +66 76 388256
info@relifeapartment.com
www.relifeapartment.com
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ReLife 2 Condominium
Location: The project is located a short walking distance from
scenic NaiHarn Beach, a very nice spotless beach, tucked between
grassy hills and tiny island. NaiHarn Beach is famous for its pristine
white sand, turquoise water, sunsets and serenity. In high season it
ofers a great anchorage for sailing boats and luxury yachts.
The resort is only a short drive from the Big Buddha and Chalong and
20 minutes from larger towns such as Patong and Kata Beach. Most of
Phuket’s attractions are only a short distance from the project.
Classifcation (Price Range): Studio from 2.6 million baht
Two bedroom from 4.4 million baht
Three bedroom from 8.7 million baht
Concept: Our motto, which is also found in the name of ReLife, is to
extend and renew your life.
Naiharn, a piece of paradise, which is available to you right here and
now, ofers you plenty of things that you need to achieve this goal.
We will stand by your side in a very unique way. We will make sure
that you can enjoy this paradise in your own piece of property with a
minimum of accompanying worries.
Specifcation: Studio unit (35 sqm) with a bedroom/living room,
kitchen area, bathroom and balcony.
2 bedrooms, diferent types (71 sqm-139 sqm) with living room,
kitchen area, 2 bathrooms and balcony.
3 bedrooms, diferent types (124 sqm-129 sqm) with living room,
kitchen area, 3 bathrooms and balcony.
About Your Investment: The frst three rules of real estate
investment are location, location & location… and we have all of
them.
The combination of this prime location, with value pricing and
exceptional construction quality guarantees you long-term capital
appreciation and high rental return. Therefore your holiday property
will be one of the best investments you could make.
If you do not intend to stay here for the whole time, then you may
consider to rent out your property either for long or for short holiday
periods. This is an excellent way to cover the property’s yearly
expenses or generate return of your investment.
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Baan Tak r Kard
Contacts
Living Vis
Baan Tak r Kard, Don Jom Tao Rd, Ban Don, Talang, Phuket
: +66 88 766 1962
info@baan-tak-r-kard.com www.baan-tak-r-kard.com
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Location: Truly suburban living down a quiet lane in tranquil Ban
Don, Talang, near Laguna Resort complex and Layan and Bangtao
beaches on the west coast of Phuket, about 2km from Thepkrasatree
Road and only a 15-minute drive to Phuket International Airport.
Shopping is easy with several superstores and markets nearby and
there are two international schools within easy reach.
Classifcation (price range): An ideal afordable option for small
families with growing kids priced from THB 3.08m for Emotion One (2
bedrooms) to THB 3.575m for Emotion Two (3 bedrooms).
Concept: Suburban tropical living in spacious and inspiring two-
storey tropical town homes with two to three bedrooms in a tranquil
neighbourhood.
Space: Emotion One: 5m wide with total living space of 108sqm, plus
an 18.4 sqm driveway and a 12 sqm garden.
Emotion Two: 6m wide with three bedrooms – each of which can ft
a king-size bed – and and three bathrooms, two en-suite. Total interior
living space is 125 sqm plus a 23.6 sqm driveway and 14 sqm garden.
Specifcation: Top-quality materials throughout, such as durable
Kholer bathroom fttings and asphalt roof shingles plus Fletcher
Aluminium glazing for complete weather protection and noise
reduction.
Design& construction: Contemporary European inspired design
adapted for tropical living using top-quality construction materials and
ecological innovation to keep the home cool in the heat.
About the developer: Established in 2010, Living Vis Co., Ltd.
is dedicated to building afordable high-quality housing with a
transparent approach that means long-term cost savings for home
owners. Living Vis is headed by directors with a wealth of experience
in global building standards: Mr Sunchai Nuengsit (MBA), a member
of the Judging Committee of the Thailand Property Awards and with
15 years experience as a manufacturer and distributor of cutting edge
solutions for environmental sustainability, and Mr Sokoun Chanpreda –
multi-award-winning developer of Bangkok’s iconic Bed Supper Club.
Legal package: Freehold
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Contacts
Massa Luna Sales Of ce
Nai Yang Beach (in front of Nai Yang Beach Resort)
: +66 96 139 0005-7
massalunaphuket@gmail.com
www.massalunaphuket.com
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MASSA LUNA CONDO
Location: Massa Luna Condominium is a luxury beachfront
property at Nai Yang beach. Surrounded by mountains, pine trees
and the sea, Mass Luna – just 3 km from Phuket International Airport
– exudes a peaceful atmosphere at one with nature.
Concept & Design: "The Majestic Pearl of Phuket" is the theme of
Massa Luna Condominium, promoting a creative, relaxed vacation
lifestyle, enhanced by the sea breeze and 360 degree views. Designed
with family living in mind, the foor plans allow you to create your
own spaces. For example, sliding glass doors between living room
and bedroom expand the open living space. All construction
materials are of the highest quality. At Massa Luna Phuket, “The place
of Peace”, you’ll enjoy the luxury lifestyle of your dreams.
Price Range: Prices start from THB 3.4m to THB 14m.
Specifcation: There are six types of room, all with modern
tropical style interiors and fully furnished. Living space is between
40 - 83.5 sqm. Options are one bedroom or two bedrooms; all rooms
have a spacious living room, bathroom, kitchen and balcony.
Facilities & Service: Massa Luna Condominium ofers a huge
common area, luxury 5-star hotel-style lobby, ftness room, spa,
sauna and games room. In addition, there is a swimming pool with
tropical garden, Jacuzzi pool and kids' pool, rooftop sky garden and
Infnity pool in every building. In terms of security, there is key card
access from the entrance to each unit, 24-hour security and CCTV.
About the Developer: Porchland Group is a property
development company that engages in social responsibility,
creating and developing projects that have more value than beauty
alone. All projects combine the best of design elements and modern
architecture. Starting from an analysis of the location, the unique
elements of each project are identifed. Then, careful attention is
paid to each step of the construction process with the application of
innovative construction technology.
Porchland Group, a leading real estate developer in Chonburi, has
more than fve years experience of major development projects
and continues to strive, under the concept "We build from our
mind", to develop projects focused on quality of life, integrity of
the development and optimal integration into the environment.
Porchland Group's approach to residential development is to create
trust with our customers, today and forever.
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: +66 76 612700 : +66 84 332 5464 , +66 83 612 6730
info@stjamesphuket.com www.stjamesphuket.com
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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!
NAITHON: Are you seeking a peaceful
setting? Come take a look at this unique
development now ofering cosy 2 bedroom
bungalows with private pool at a very
afordable price. More importantly, it is only
1.8 km from Naithon Beach!
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!
PHUKET CITY: Located in Phuket's main
Shopping Centre, we are by the 2nd foor
fnancial 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!
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.
SURIN: Located in a prime area, this modern
address ofers a rooftop swimming pool,
ftness centre and shuttle bus service that
will surely make any guests feel on vacation.
Well-packaged product and great value for
money.
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.
COCONUT ISLAND: Amazing lifestyle
investment set on Coconut Island, just 5
minutes boat ride from Phuket Town. This
development ofers resort-style facilities,
amenities and a luxury Spa. Bungalows for
sale ofer high rental yields.
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!
KAMALA: Set within a residential area, this
compound under construction will ofer a
tranquil and private environment in which
owners will enjoy a peaceful lifestyle.
Access to the beach is only a short walk
away!
PATONG: We have a couple of Information
Centres in the biggest mall of Patong where
our promotional staf will be more than
pleased to assist you in setting a meeting
with our professional consultants.
KATA: Located on Kata Beach, our information
point allows you to have all your property
related questions answered. Computers
and wif have been made available free of
charge, for your convenience.
St. James Property
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For more information
Of ce 366/1 Srisoonthorn Rd, Cherngtalay, Thalang Phuket
Sales booth at Central Festival.
: +66 95 079 6565 (Eng), : + 66 89 594 6888 (Rus)
www.diamondcondominium.com
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Project overview
“I want to build something I would love to buy myself.”
These were the words of Mr. Jo D’Hondt at the recent soft opening
at the Diamond Condominium sales of ce in Bang Tao describing
his vision:
“We want to make something in Bang Toa that people can buy, that
has good quality and good value in a good location for a correct and
afordable price.”
Diamond Condominium Bang Tao is the brainchild of Belgium-
born business partners Jo D’Hondt and Rudy Maes, who were also
involved in the development of the nearby Diamond Beach Club at
Surin beach.
A large communal park, luxury waterfront living with pool access,
eco-friendly architecture, a historic setting and a picturesque
downtown just a stroll away. To pull all four elements together in
one location requires a leap of imagination. Diamond Condominium
gives you just that, and so much more…
Concept
Here at Diamond Condominium, every unit is a luxuriously-designed
work of art where you can actually open up to breathe in fresh and
gentle breezes, as well as appreciate the lush tropical landscape that
covers approximately 6 rai (9,600 sqm). Diamond Condominium
contains four separate buildings surrounding a central swimming
pool and landscaped community recreation area. In all, the four
buildings will contain 388 units with a total building size of 8,200 sqm.
You certainly can immerse yourself in the relaxed lifestyle of comfort
at Diamond Condominium Bang Tao. This is coastal living at its best.
Location
Diamond Condominium is located within walking distance of
amenities such as Villa Market, a local Thai market, several mini-
marts, beach clubs and restaurants on Bang Tao beach. There are full
car parking facilities. The communal park and a hillside rock garden
surround the building with native plants and trees to enhance the
park-like feel.
Specifcation
There is a range of foor plan confgurations available for both one-
and two-bedroom condos. Room type A, is the entry level one-
bedroom ofering a bathroom/toilet, kitchen, dining and living area.
Price & Completion
Pre-sales have started for the 150 new condo units in buildings 'B'
and 'C', with prices ranging from 2.6 – 5.9 million bath, equating to an
average of 77,000 baht per sqm. Construction is expected to start in
June this year, with a projected 1.5 years completion date.
On top of this, the developers are also ofering an excellent rental
return of 7% per annum for 3-5 years. Rental arrangements will be
operated with a hotel-like management style to ensure that tenancy
rates remain high.
(Advertorial)
Diamond Condominium Bangtao
“A Coastal Living Style”
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Injunctions and their
practical limitations
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The scenario is all too familiar – a disgruntled party goes to a
lawyer’s of ce with an urgent request for legal assistance to stop
another party’s wrongdoings. The disgruntled party then asks the
lawyers if they can fle for an immediate order from a court ordering
the other party causing harm to ‘stop’ their actions.
Such orders in ‘common law’ jurisdictions are known as ‘injunctions,’
and come in diferent ‘legal forms’ : preliminary (meaning before
judgment); permanent (at the time of judgment); mandatory or
preventative; and restraining orders. For those not so keen on
legalese, an injunction generally refers to an order of a court of
law preventing a person/company from continuing an action, or
compelling them to act in a certain way.
Recently, Samsung and Apple made global headlines in their
intellectual property litigation, with such cases highlighting the role
of injunctions in litigation. However, injunctions are not limited to
major court battles and are often sought in much smaller disputes,
including breach of contract, damage to property, and small
company shareholder litigation.
In Thailand, ‘injunctions’ are known as ‘provisional measures before
judgment’ (i.e. preliminary injunctions), or for the permanent types,
fnal judgment orders. They are commonly alleged in complaints,
but are they commonly granted as a remedy in a dispute?
Generally, the answer lies in the type of ‘provisional measure,’ ‘order,’
or ‘injunction’ a party is seeking to obtain from a Court.
Provisional measures before judgment
Section 254 of the Civil Procedure Code of Thailand sets out the
basic rules for ‘provisional measures before judgment,’ and expressly
excludes so-called ‘petty cases’ – which is defned to be a small
value case under Section 189 as less than 40,000 THB, but can be
in practice discretionary and taken on a case-by-case basis. Thus,
for the disgruntled party seeking such court sanctioned relief, the
case generally needs to be of fairly signifcant value, or there needs
to be a serious issue at stake in which imminent harm is likely to be
inficted on the party seeking the relief if the ‘provisional measure’ is
not granted. In fact, the request for provisional relief must generally
be related to – (1) seizure of property in dispute; (2) a request to
restrain another person from continued wrongful acts, or to restrain
the transfer or disposal of property in dispute; (3) to request the
extinguishment of an act to register rights against the property in
dispute; or (4) to request a warrant to detain a defendant.
Additionally, any application for a ‘provisional measure before
judgment,’ must be submitted with an actual complaint (i.e. law-
suit). Accordingly, a plaintif cannot just merely request a court to
issue pre-judgment remedial measure. The plaintif must ultimately
prove that they have been harmed at trial on the merits.
Clearly, the statutory requirements for ‘provisional measures before
judgment’ are intended to streamline the number of requests to
the court for ‘provisional measures before judgment.’ The courts do
not wish to see on overabundance of such requests fled for each
and every small dispute. However, in practice, the courts are often
reluctant to grant such measures even in large cases. The reason is
that under the Section 254, ultimately the courts have the power to
grant or dismiss these requests, and therefore have broad statutory
discretion. Furthermore, in our frm’s experience, there is often a
sense that the case needs to be proven frst, prior to action being
taken by a court ordering parties to act in a certain way.
This isn’t to say that courts never grant provisional measures. They are
just rarely granted, and only in cases where clear evidence is shown
by the party seeking the ‘provisional measure before judgment’
is necessary to protect clear interests, and where ultimately court
ordered compensation on the case may not be suf cient.
Final judgment orders
On the other hand, judgment orders (which are essentially
‘permanent injunctions’) are of a diferent nature and status than
‘provisional measures before judgment,’ and are frequently granted
as part of a judgment in a case. Parties fling court cases in Thailand
can allege both damages (i.e. compensation) and request a court to
issue a fnal order compelling a party to act in a certain way (i.e. to
remove a building encroaching on another person’s property).
One apparent reason for courts being more willing to grant fnal
orders preventing or requiring other parties to act in a certain
way, is because the case has already been tried on the merits,
and evidence presented and questioned by the litigants and the
judge. Furthermore, to obtain such orders, the plaintif actually
has to request in the complaint the specifc order of relief, and it is
therefore thought that the request is made clear for the defendant
to counter in trial. To not request an order, can ultimately preclude
the order from being granted.
Conclusion
‘Injunctions’ are available as a remedy in cases fled in Thailand.
However, the likelihood of obtaining an injunction depends on
the case and the type of injunction sought. Generally, ‘provisional
measures before judgment’ are dif cult to obtain as courts are
reluctant to grant them. On the other hand, judgments frequently
order litigants to take actions in a certain manner or way as a result
of the trial of the case on the merits.
Any parties considering seeking to stop another party from taking
certain wrongful actions, should seek legal advice to determine if
an injunction is a viable remedy to seek in a court case.
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PAUL ROPP : WHAT’S IN A NAME – BY SALVADOR BALI
Paul Ropp today Paul Ropp 15 years ago
carousing the streets of New York, all of a sudden there was
Paul Ropp, always Paul Ropp, making a showing without
anybody knowing, and always with a positive humble sponge
giant ego, a man who lived way beyond his means, but
somehow always made it work, again which always led to the
legend, the mystic... who the hell is this guy?
One day he’s the road manager for the Paul Butterfeld Blues
band and running all around Woodstock, then another day
friends of mine were smoking marijuana cigarettes with rolled
cigarette papers bearing the American Flag or US dollar bills,
passing the joint. Hey, who came up with this crazy idea, Paul
Ropp, ha, seriously... so on and so forth as the legend persists.
Of to India Paul goes, presumably to fnd Baba Awesome and
to become a groovy guru, but not this time, Paul is right on
target with the fashion trend with the Chinese Tibetan T-Shirt
company, amazing variations of colors, creativity and style,
pictures of the Hindu Elephant Gajha, Buddhas and the like;
wish I had a few of those today. Then comes another legend
in his own right, John De Coney who invented the word
'Volumetric' for the hair industry, the cutting sculpture of men’s
long hair, and there was Paul working with Paul Mitchell, the
icon of hair.
John as well took of to Goa, India, then to Bali, follow-up in
Paul’s own words. A couple I'd introduced in Brazil, and then
married in Central Park, New York, helped deliver their baby in
Goa, India in 1976, and having their second child in Bali asked
me if I could help deliver that one. Not having enormous
amounts of money, I decided to put it together with a business
trip. Bali ofered me the opportunity because there were so
many creative people here that I used my creative nature and
my abilities to bring hand-made fabric from India and started to
develop a handloom industry. OK, a decade has passed and I'd
encountered Paul on occasion in New York, always with some
new handy craft or at the fashion trade shows, but never really
PAUL ROPP
what's in a name
I met Paul Ropp during the '60s in New York City, the time
Positively 4th Street and Like a Rolling Stone, and for sure the
times, were a changing; attitudes, revolutionary thoughts
and spirituality and creativity abounded – uptown, down
town, across town and, not unlike myself, here there and
everywhere. Greenwich Village scene, the music scene,
theatre district, the night club scene, Woodstock, or just
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knowing what he was about in Asia, especially Bali, which he
always taunted me with to come, and get a look at something
other than the rat race of New York. The time had come and
I found myself in Bali in 1987 at Made’s Warung, sitting there
Paul with John de Coney, well, well look who’s here. I was
immediately taken under their wings and never looked back;
look what turned out from a two week vacation.
Over this time I watched Paul Ropp grow and grow into a
fashion icon, constantly coming up with designs and products
ranging from handicrafts, jewelry and all kinds of accessories
– all set in Paul Ropp fashion style. Then events, runway shows
never seen in Bali before and the beat goes on to stores in
Thailand extending internationally. Hard to imagine Bali these
days without Paul Ropp fashion. Since my arrival in Bali, I've
established myself as something of a journalist under the
pen name Salvador Bali, and I've interviewed the rich and the
famous and the sick and the shameless, but there's only one
Paul Ropp, honest, integrity, man of his word, always there to
extend a helping hand, all behind this exterior of having to be
strong willed in the crazy world of production and fashion. But
dig a bit and you'll fnd a heart of gold.
I'd like to visit Paul in his dreams; for sure it would be one hell
of a whacky universal theme park with a never ending circus
"I watched Paul Ropp grow and grow into a
fashion icon constantly coming up with designs
and products ranging from handicrafts, jewelry
and all kinds of accessories – and all set in Paul
Ropp fashion style"
PAUL ROPP : WHAT’S IN A NAME
mind. I once asked Paul, when is enough, enough? Never was
the answer, its fusion, one thing leads to another,
I stop, I die. It’s all about creativity, that’s what keeps you young
and enthusiastic. I would say Paul went the mountain and
met them all. What did they all have in common? The view, in
short, that art is life. Full thrust and on with every endeavor of
production, detail, and that my friends is called passion.
So what’s in a name? Do you think it just happens like some
magical gift looking towards the universe in a colourful
way, one, two, three and Shazaam? No way honey! Find and
bring the fabric from around the world, design, produce,
detail, overseeing, manufacturing, production, on and on in
third world countries requiring patience, then sales, shops,
marketing, staf, ups and downs, frustration , deadlines, ah,
I could go on and on; we're talking major pressure here.
Whatever people may say, and they always do, here’s Paul
Ropp, and smiling.
Royal Phuket Marina 0 7636 0859
Surin Gallery 08 0538 1976
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Holiday villas have become a very popular alternative to hotel
rooms in recent years, hence the increasing demand and supply of
holiday rental properties. This is especially so if the party is a group
of more than two adults and a couple of kids. Just the thought of
squeezing everyone into standard size hotel rooms is not a good
start to a great holiday. Therefore the option of renting a villa has
become very appealing in recent times.
Firstly, a holiday villa is very much like a home-away-from-home. It
has virtually everything your home has – or more. Holiday villas can
range from 2-7 bedroom villas and can cater from two up to at least
15 in-house guests at any one time. Therefore if it’s an extended
family afair, 2-3 families or a group of friends holidaying together
then a holiday villa is the perfect solution.
High end holiday villas can be from USD 3,000 to USD 5,000 per night
over the high season. This would include a full service personalised
staf that will look after your every whim and fancy – including a
villa manager, maids, chef and even a driver or nanny on request. To
command such a price, these high-end villas are usually in the best
locations around the island boasting spectacular sea views.
A swimming pool in such villas is a standard facility, but most
of the views from these pools are quite breathtaking and worth
more than an Instagram photo. Swimming in an infnity edge pool
dramatically overlooking a clif to the Andaman sea is quite an
experience. Some villas even come complete with a fully equipped
gym, massage and sauna room, entertainment room with pool
table or even a soundproof cinema room for 15 pax with its own
pop corn machine.
The other popular holiday rentals are longer term, between 1-3
months, and are now increasingly favoured among holiday makers
escaping from frigid temperatures back home who would like to
stay in an all-year 'hot and sunny' location like Phuket.
Depending on location, bedrooms required and also the rental
period, monthly rentals could start as low as THB 45,000 to THB
350,000 per month, excluding utilities like water and electricity.
However the monthly rental price would normally include wif and
pool, garden and maid services.
Due to the popularity and demand for villa holiday rentals, it is
advisable to secure a booking as early as possible. This will aford
you with more choices as well as fexibility when choosing the
appropriate property early.
We are starting to get enquires for short term villa rentals for the year
end 2014 and as early as for 2015. So if you are thinking of being in
Phuket for your next holiday and would like to rent a villa instead of
a hotel room, drop us an email Phuket@engelvoelkers.com and we
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Phuket’s beautiful beaches are an essential asset for the
island's long term prosperity – they attract millions of
visitors annually. However competition for these tourists
is increasing and so Phuket’s tourist industry recognises
the need to adapt and respond to the growing consumer
demands in this area, which is why Safer Phuket is working
with its partner hotels to bring the new ISO 13009 Beach
Management standard to Phuket’s beaches.
It may come as a surprise to many but there has been no
international standard for beach safety and management. In
Europe there has been the Blue Flag scheme, which has achieved
success, but the absence of a single worldwide standard has
made comparisons dif cult. Now, the ISO 13009 standard
establishes the general requirements for beach operators. It
provides advisory guidance regarding the delivery of sustainable
management and planning, beach ownership and legislative
responsibilities, sustainable infrastructure and service provision
needs (beach safety, information and communication, cleaning
and waste removal). The overarching aim is to provide beach
operators with recommended advice towards delivering a
quality service and experience for all.
Martin Carpenter, one of Safer Phuket's founders, states, "There is
increasing pressure from tour companies, embassies and other
stakeholders to reinforce guest safety in Phuket. Safer Phuket is
spearheading the drive to deliver international safety standards
which is why we are working with hotels in this transition to ISO
13009 status." It is of utmost importance that our beaches and
coastal waters are well managed and maintained and hotels play
a key role in this. Safer Phuket Hotel Partner Programme gives
them a voice and infuence.
Co-founder, Duncan Stewart, adds, "Hotels that join our Hotel
Partner Programme can focus on guest care and engagement,
while Safer Phuket facilitates a safer coastal water environment,
from beach management with professional lifeguards to tour
boat skipper training and accreditation. Many hotels consider
that control and administration of beaches is outside of their
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safety conscious hotels, we can establish safety and standards
that guests need and will increasingly demand."
Safer Phuket is an internationally recognised not-for-proft social
enterprise that is privately funded, therefore independent. It has
been recognised and supported by the Thai Interior Department,
Phuket Governor Maitri and the British Embassy, Bangkok, as
well overseas expert organisations such as RYA (Royal Yachting
Association), RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institute) and SLSA (Surf
Lifesaving Australia). They are attracting an increasing number of
commercial sponsors as a part of a collaborative efort.
Phuket Lifeguard Club recently received an AED (Automatic
External Defbfrillator) from USA company, Zoll, one of the world’s
leading defbrillator manufacturers. This will be based at the Nai
Harn beach project and, with its installation, there will be Advanced
Life Support training given by Bangkok Hospital experts for to all
lifeguards so that they can operate the full ‘chain of survival’.
Phuket can be the frst island in the world to have all its beaches
ISO certifed and after a bleak period of bad news and visitor
reductions, this has to be a move to demonstrate a commitment
to a brighter future.
Phuket can set world benchmarks by being the frst to gain this
beach management and safety standard.
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THINGS TO DO
Phromthep Cape Viewpoint
This is the most popular and largest of all the view points. The
area has been developed to ofer extensive views over the sea
and there are walking paths from the clifs to the water's edge for
the adventurous. But do take care close to the clifs! This is nature.
The sunsets are absolutely breathtaking and never the same
two days running. If you're romantically inclined, this is the place
to come in the evenings and hold hands as the setting sun
paints the evening skies in towering kaleidoscopes of light and
shade. How to get there: Phromthep Cape is a headland on the
extreme southern end of Phuket about 19 km from Phuket City.
You can drive there via Chalong Junction along Highway 4024
to Rawai Beach, and then follow the signs for 2 km.
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Sea Canoes
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caves and remote tropical coastlines, promoting alternative
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the whole delightful experience convenient and safe; even for
young children. For more information Tel: +66 (0)76 254505-7,
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Songkran in Phuket
No visitor who has ever been here during the month of
April can have avoided coming into contact with the
enchanting, hilarious, and occasionally exasperating
and downright dangerous watery explosion of public
celebration which is Songkran. Songkran – the Thai new
year – is Thailand's most celebrated festival is. It starts
on April 13 and lasts for between three and 10 days,
depending on where you’re resident.
For most, it’s lots of fun and an excuse to cool of at
what is usually the hottest time of the year. A mass water
throwing in Phuket is generally confned to a single day
(13 April), and to specifc zones − in Phuket City at Saphan
Hin and at Rawai Beach, Kata/Karon Beaches, Nai Yang
Beach, Surin Beach and Patong Beach. Songkran in Patong
usually begins the evening before – April 12, when normal
activities in the bars cease, and the world's biggest water
carnival begins. If you’re staying in one of the tourist centres
like Patong, there really is no way of avoiding a soaking,
unless you stay in your hotel.
For more information: on Songkran festival contact: Tourism
Authority of Thailand Phuket of ce, Tel: 0-7621-1036 or visit
website: www.tat.or.th/phuket.
If you would believe the brochures, Phuket is about
beach, beach and more beach, with a leavening of
late-night parties. However, this island of ours has
lots of other activities. Here’s a selection of these
which we hope will enrich your holiday experience,
and they won’t break the bank.
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