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Regulars Yachts & Yachting
Boating Classifieds DaVinci Yacht Charters steps forward for Bay Regatta Yacht Charters : Sunsail Phuket tide tables : March 2012 – April 2012 Southeast Asia Pilot : Boat Lagoon & Royal Phuket Marina DaVinci Yacht Charters 15th Bay Regatta Welcomes Strong Breezes

MARCH 2012

Phuket Island map What's on : on & off Phuket (including the movies) Free Wi-Fi hot spots around town People profile : Marie-Laure Fleury Property matters : How I came in from the cold Legal matters : Foreigners working in the Kingdom: A brief overview of the law governing work permits Social Phuket Things to do in Phuket Health matters : Economy-Class Syndrome and Deep Vein Thrombosis Useful telephone numbers

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Cars
Car sales : Sure Motors Car rentals : Pure Car Rent

Shopping, Dining & Leisure
Helicam set sail with Absolute World Recipe : Goong Sarong Dining around Phuket Palm House Primary School Kiddies' Home The Phuket Hot List : Phuket’s Far North Xtrem Aventures Phuket

Spas, Health & Beauty
Six Senses Spa The Royal Spa Sukko Spa Lemongrass House Beauty Studio Hair Studio 9

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18th Laguna Phuket Sea Turtle Release Ceremony 8 March @ Angsana Laguna Phuket Beachfront, Laguna Phuket
A donation of 2,500 baht will enable participants to release a juvenile turtle, available on a first-come-first-served basis and can witness the release of two turtles equipped with satellite tracking devices. Guests are also invited to participate in arts and crafts projects, game booths, lucky dip, and many more fun activities. The event takes place from 4 to 6:30pm. All proceeds will be donated to the Phuket Marine Biological Centre and the Third Naval Area Command, Royal Thai Navy, to support ongoing turtle conservation efforts. Web: www.lagunaphuket.com/events-activities/calendar.php.

14th Andaman Motor Show 9 - 14 March @ HomeWorks Convention Hall
The event will present various cars, SUV's, pickups and motorbikes, accessories and sound systems for vehicles. There will also be The Andaman Junior Talent Contest 2012, a competition for young aspiring singers, dancers and performer with 30,000 Baht in prize money to go to the talented winner. Tel: +66 (0)76 241114. Email: nd@nd-productions.com. Web: nd-productions.com.

QSI International School of Phuket FUN RUN 10 March @ Bang Wad Dam
The 10th running of this event is set up for fun for the whole family. Come out and enjoy the races (1 km to 13 km in distance), our games and booths, food and drink and lively entertainment, all set at the picturesque Bang Wad Dam from 9am to 5pm. Contact: QSI International School of Phuket, Tel: +66 (0)76 524243. Email: patrick-buckley@qsi.org. Web: phuket.qsischool.org.

Thao Thepkasattri-Thao Sri Suntorn Festival 13 - 15 March @ Thalang Victory Memorial Field, Heroine's Monument, and Wat Pranangsang, Thalang
Thao Thepkasattri-Thao Sri Suntorn Festival is one of the island's major festivals, which covers both cultural and sporting activities. It includes bicycle racing, a takraw (volleyball played with the feet) tournament, tug-o'-war, a mini-marathon, and an uppasombot moo (Buddhist ordination) ceremony. The highlight of the festival is a spectacular historical show about the history of Phuket. This open-air play runs three nights with a cast of 700 actors! Tel: +66 (0)76 211877, +66 (0)76 211866.

Phuket Invitational Car Rally 11 March @ Chalong Pier
A car treasure hunt in paradise with a difference, the Phuket Invitational Car Rally takes participants over unusual roads and into uncharted country in order to raise money for charity. The route and driving is within the capabilities of any driver and vehicle, but is fun and challenging for the whole family. A driver and navigator are required in each vehicle. The Rally starts and finishes by the Chalong Pier. The event is supported by GOMS, BBAP and other voluntary organisations in Phuket. Email: peter@ phuketinvitational.com. Web: www.phuketinvitational.com.

Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX) 29 March - 01 April @ Royal Phuket Marina
The Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX) is one of the most interesting marine showcases in Asia. Last year it attracted 5,500 visitors over the four days with record numbers on the opening day. It was reported that seven boats and numerous luxury cars sold had a collective estimated value of $17 million USD. The event will cover over 2,000 sqm of airconditioned exhibition space as well as many on-water display boats. Contact: Andy Dowden, Tel: +66 (0)81 892 7670. Email: andy.dowden@ informayachtgroup.com. Web: www.phuketboatshow.com.

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Regular Events
Facebook Fridays 10-11am.
Have questions about Facebook or other social medias? Join us every Friday 10-11am at www.facebook.com/awprmarketing to chat live with experts – such as Woody Leonhard, Amish Metha and Able Wanamakok.

Phuket International Women's Club (PIWC)
The AGM will be held on Thursday the 15th at Le Meridien Hotel, Patong at 10am and will be followed by lunch at 11:30. The AGM is restricted to members, however guests are welcome for lunch. Prior booking for lunch is essential, price is 500 baht for members and 650 for guests. Contact Carole Dux, Tel: +66 (0)85 782 1332. Email info@phuketiwc.com. Web: www.phuketiwc.com.

The International Business Association of Phuket (IBAP)
Regular Meeting will be the 2nd Friday of the month. Tel: +66 (0)81 412 5652. Web: .www.ibap-phuket.net

Island Furniture Cricket league - Phuket Cricket Group (PCG)
The Island Furniture Senior League 40 over matches are played every Sunday morning starting at 9am at the ACG Cricket Ground. Thai youth rugby practice every Saturday morning. There are nets and rugby practice every Tuesday and Thursday evening. Web: www.acgphuket.com, www.phuketcricketgroup.com.

Lions Club of Patong Beach
The monthly membership meeting and fellowship dinner is on the second Tuesday of each month. Contact: Jehanbaz (Jum) Ali Khan, Tel: +66 (0)81 374 2088. Email: info@lions-club-patong.org. Web: www.lions-club-patong.org.

British Business Association – Phuket (BBAP)
Phuket’s multinational business networking group. The Phuket Invitational Car Rally, which is a car treasure hunt for all the family is on Sunday the 11th. It is a joint community event with IBAP & GOMS. Pub Night for this month is Friday the 23rd, location and speaker to be confirmed. Web: www.bbap.org. Email socialsec@bbap.org.

Chicky Net - The social network for women in Thailand
Chicky Net is the online social network for women who have either relocated to Thailand or who are visiting for a specific period of time. Email: info@chickynet.com. Web: www.chickynet.com.

Rotary Club of Patong Beach
Monthly Dinner Out & Family Day on Tuesday, 6 March at 7pm. Weekly Meeting on Tuesday the 13th, 20th and 27th. Web: www.rotarypatong.org.

Entertainment – March Choices
Live Soul @ Opus One Restaurant & Bar
Every Friday night at Opus One Restaurant & Bar enjoy the live Soul with Pjae Stanley & Her Crew from 9:30pm till Late. www.opusonephuket.com.

Grumpy Old Men's Society (GOMS)
A grumpy but happy group of local gentleman who gather every first and third Monday of the month at Chalong Pier Beer Garden to have a few quiet beers, share information and to raise money for charity. Drinks start at 6pm and meetings at 6:45pm. Contact: Warren Crowe, Email: thailandmls@gmail.com.

Live Music at the Hard Rock Cafe Phuket
Live music on most evenings at the Hard Rock Cafe Phuket. Open daily 102am. 48/1 Ruamjai Road, Patong. Tel: +66 (0)76 340210.

PHUKET Afternoon Computer Clinic
Join ‘For Dummies’ author Woody Leonhard at his weekly Computer Clinic, Every Wednesday of every month, 1 to 3pm, the 7th in Patong; the 14th and 28th in Chalong. Email: woody@khunwoody.com. Web: www.khunwoody.com.

Enjoy Live Bands @ Margarita Bar, Patong
Enjoy a different line up of musicians and/or bands every night. Tel: +66 (0)76 341587. Web: www.margaritaphuket.com.

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Upcoming Movies

Central Festival Phuket, Tel: +66 (0)76 209000 Jungceylon Shopping Destination Patong, Tel: +66 (0)76 600555

JOHN CARTER
(Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi) Taylor Kitsch , Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe , Thomas Haden Church A former Confederate Army captain-turnedastronaut is in the middle of a civil conflict, with Mars as the battlefield, or as the natives refer to it, Barsoom. He is taken captive by a barbaric race of 12-foot tall green-skinned, tusked creatures with six limbs, but gains the respect of his captors with his strength and ability to defend himself and befriends one of the leaders. When war breaks out he plays a pivotal role.

THE GOOD DOCTOR
(Drama, Thriller) Orlando Bloom, Riley Keough, Taraji P. Henson Dr. Martin Blake, who has spent his life looking for respect, meets an 18-year-old patient named Diane, suffering from a kidney infection, and gets a much-needed boost of self-esteem. However, when her health starts improving, Martin fears losing her, so he begins tampering with her treatment, keeping Diane sick and in the hospital right next to him

BIG MIRACLE
(Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance) John Krasinski, Ahmaogak Sweeney, John Chase Inspired by the true story that captured the hearts of people across the world, the rescue adventure Big Miracle tells the amazing tale of a small town news reporter and an animalloving volunteer who are joined by rival world superpowers to save a family of majestic gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle.

MIRROR MIRROR
(Science Fiction, Fantasy ) Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer, Sean Bean Seven courageous rebel dwarfs join forces with Snow White as she fights to reclaim her birthright and win her prince from the evil Queen who ruthlessly rules her captured kingdom. This magical adventure comedy, filled with jealousy, romance, and betrayal will capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences the world over.

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Off Phuket Events
The Royal Flora Ratchaphruek of 2011

Upcoming Events
APRIL 2012
6-8 8 - 15 9 - 15 13 - 15 14 - 15 16 - 17 20 Phuket Bike Week @ Patong Beach, Phuket Dok Khun Siang Khaen Songkran Festival @ Khon Kaen Hat Yai Midnight Songkran Festival @ Hat Yai Songkran Festival @ Phuket 2012 Songkran International Soccer 7s Tournament, Phuket Wan Lai Bang Saen Songkran Festival @ Pattaya, Chon Buri TSLC IronKids Phuket Triathlon @ Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club, Phuket Phuket Gay Festival @ Patong Beach, Phuket

Till 14 March @ Suan Chaleam Prakeart Ratchaphruek , Chiang Mai
The Royal Flora Ratchaphruek held from 14 December to 14 March, in the Thai city of Chiang Mai is one of the grand celebrations hosted by the Royal Thai Government in honour of King Bhumibol, the world’s longest reigning monarch. The event is to mark the 84th birthday of His Majesty in 2011. The event features over 2.5 million trees and plants. Tel: +66 (0)2 579 7531 ext 11. Email: royalflora_doa.bkk@hotmail.com, royalflora@royalflora2011.com. Web: www.royalflora2011.com. Lantern Festival, The Colorful of Southern cities

Till 30 April @ Park of Had Yai, Songkla
Experiencing 9 wonders of lantern of Happiness such as Ice Lantern from Harbin of People's Republic of China, lanterns from 14 southern provinces, lanterns from 4 regions of Thailand, international lanterns, lanterns of animal planet, lanterns of world of childrens imagination and enjoying Thai local festivals as well as lantern contests. Contact: Nakhon Hatyai Municipality, Tel: +66 (0)74 200000. TAT Hat Yai Office, Tel: +66 (0)74 231055. Web: www.loikrathong.net. The 27th ASEAN Barred Ground Dove Festival

1 - 31 March @ Narathiwat
The major highlight is a dove-cooing and red-whiskered bulbul singing competition. Local products are on sale as well. Contact: Tourism Authority of Thailand Narathiwat Office, Tel: +66 (0)73 522411.Web: www.tourismthailand.org. “Disney on Ice presents Let’s Celebrate!” 23 - 27

MAY 2012
15 - 28 Chiang Rai Lychee Fair @ Chiang Rai

23 - 27 March, @ Impact Arena, Bangkok
Mickey, Minnie and their best friends Goofy and Donald Duck take the children and family members into a world of imagination. There are special festivals from all over the world such as the Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival, Brazil’s Conga Carnival, Chinese New Year, Mardi Gras Mask Celebration, as well as special holidays including Halloween and Valentine’s Day and over 50 Disney cartoon characters from 16 renowned stories who will be skating on ice complete with an amazing light and sound show. Tickets are available at all Thaiticketmajor counters for 600/900/1,300/VIP 1,500 and 2,000 baht for the ringside box. Tel: +66 (0)22 623838. Web: www.thaiticketmajor.com.

JUNE 2012
10 Laguna Phuket International Marathon @ Laguna, Phuket

Times & dates of events are subject to change. Please contact the organiser for up-to-date information.

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PATONG AREA
Hotels, Resorts and Guesthouses
Absolute Ceylon Pub Jungceylon, Rat-U-Thit Road Absolute Seapearl Beach Resort Thaweewong Road Amanta House Boutique Hotel Beach Road Aqua Guesthouse Paradise Complex, Rat-U-Thit Road Baan Yin Dee Muean Ngen Road Bel Aire Resort Phuket Sainamyen Road Burasari Resort Soi Ruam Jai Connect Guesthouse Paradise Complex, Rat-U-Thit Road Faulty Towers Inn Soi Sunset Holiday Inn Phuket Thaweewong Road K-Hotel Rat-U-Thit Road Leelawadee Boutique Hotel Siriraj Road Little Buddha Guesthouse Nanai Road Patong Paragon Hotel Prabaramee Road Royal Palm Resortel Thaweewong Road Royal Phawadee Village Sawatdirak Road Safari Beach Hotel Thaweewong Road Summer Breeze Hotel Soi San Sabai The Bird Cage–Patong Guesthouse Rat-U-Thit Road The Royal Paradise Hotel Rat-U-Thit Road Valhalla V Plaza Soi Sunset Villa del Mar Beach Road Yorkshire Inn Soi Sansabai Thai Basecamp Soi Paradise Inn The Coffee Club Jungceylon The Royal Kitchen The Royal Paradise Hotel & Spa, Patong

Restaurants and Cafés
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PHUKET CITY
Hotels, Resorts and Guesthouses
Bay Hotel Cape Panwa Hotel Deang Plaza Hotel Metopole Phuket Sakdidej Road, Cape Panwa Sakdidej Road, Cape Panwa Montri Road Montri Road, Amphur Muang

Restaurants and Cafés
B2S Central Festival, Vichitsongkram Road Chill Out Ong Sim Phai Road Coffee Max Ranong Road EATZZ Dibuk Road Juice Internet Café & Juice Bar Phuket Road Michael's Bar Takua Pa Road Rockin Angels Jammin' Café Yaowarat Road Siam Indigo Phang Nga Road Tea House Yaowarat Road

PHUKET NORTH
Hotels, Resorts and Guesthouse
Kamala Bay Garden Resort Kamala Beach Road, Kamala Laguna Phuket Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay The Residence Kalim Bay Phrabaramee 5 Road, Kalim

PHUKET SOUTH
Hotels, Resorts and Guesthouses
Alpina Phuket Nalina Ket Kwan Road, Kata Angus @ O'Tool's Patak Road, Soi Islandia, Karon Arfur @ O'Tool's Ket Kwan Road, Kata Baan Kiki Chaofa West Road, Chalong Boathouse Wine & Grill Koktanode Road, Kata Bougainvillea Hotel Patak Road, Kata-Karon CC Blooms Soi 10, Patak Road, Karon Evason Phuket & Bon Island Viset Road, Rawai EAST 88 Beach Lounge 1.5 km of Chalong Circle, Chalong La Gondola Restaurant Guest House Thaina Road, Kata Center Kata Beach Spa Resort 95 Pakbang Road, Kata Mom Tri's Kitchen Kata Noi Road, Kata Noi Mom Tri's Oasis Koktanode Road, Kata Mom Tri's Villa Royale Kata Noi Road, Kata Noi Nikita’s Rawai Beach Road, Rawai On the Beach Karon Beach Resort & Spa, Karon Pacific Club And Spa Patak Road, Karon Phuket Sports & Tennis Club Soi Suksan 2, Viset Road, Rawai Solution Lounge and Sports Bar Kata Road, Kata The Little Mermaid Patak Road, Karon

Restaurants and Cafés
Deli De Luca Boat Lagoon Marina Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Mai Khao Beach Mai Khao, Talang Kamala Beer Garden Main Road, Kamala Khun Woody's Sandwich Shoppe Laguna Cherngtalay Lambert Brothers Boat Lagoon Marina Lady Pie Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay Les Anges Royal Phuket Marina Liquid Lounge Bar Surin Beach Road, Surin MoMo Café Courtyard by Marriott, Kamala MoMo Café Courtyard by Marriott, Surin Red Cafe Beach Road, Kamala Red Cafe Soi Policestation, Kamala Skippers Royal Phuket Marina The Club Kamala Beach Road, Kamala The Coffee Club Turtle Village, Mai Khao Watermark Bar Restaurant Boat Lagoon Marina
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Restaurants and Cafés
@beach Food Loft Ocean Plaza, Beach Road Bit'in Restaurant Jungceylon Concaved Beach Restaurant Beach Road, Patong Coyote Beach Road Irish Times Jungceylon, Rat-U-Thit Road Jean Pierre's Restaurant & Bar Rat-U-Thit Road Kantok Burasari Patong Beach, Ruamjai Road Khun Woody's Sandwich Shoppe Aroonsom-Plaza, Rat-U-Thit Road La Boucherie Restaurant Sawatdirak Road Le 280 Pâtisserie Patong Paragon Resort & Spa, Patong Mai Thai Bar Soi Eric Molly Malone's Beach Road MoMo Café Courtyard by Marriott, Patong Naughty Radish Burasari Patong Beach, Ruamjai Road Nok & Chicken Sports Bar Patong Grand Condotel, Rat-U-Thit Road Rio Music Bar and Grill Soi Bangla Scruffy Murphy's Soi Bangla Subway Beach Road

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DaVinci

Yacht Charters
steps forward for Bay Regatta
It’s par for the course when marinas, yacht brokers and the like cross the border into the restaurant business, but Bay Regatta 2012 co-sponsor, Phuket’s iconic Italian restaurant DaVinci, scored a first when they crossed in the opposite direction. Sponsorship of yachting and yacht racing is one thing – and DaVinci has shown other island businesses how that should be done – but what’s an Italian restaurant doing dipping its toes into Phuket’s yacht charter market? According to DaVinci partner, David Roberts, also CEO of Aedas, the world’s largest architectural outfit, the move should come as no surprise. "The restaurant and boats are individual business units, but as part of the same brand they’re complementary – as will be our future real estate and retail businesses. The key underlying thread is our ‘lifestyle concept’, which is not limited to any one type of business.”

David Roberts

A clever master plan or just a bit of a hobby? Neither really… “I don't subscribe to any hobbies; DaVinci is a viable ongoing business, but it all began quite casually over a bottle of fine wine with my business partner Mark Norris,” said Roberts, adding, “As an architect, I’m in the business of creating buildings and places that are ever more a reflection of lifestyle aspirations. DaVinci is my interpretation of what a lifestyle brand can be in Asia and, after the purchase of my first boat in 2010, the charter business seemed a natural progression for the DaVinci lifestyle concept, at the same time as promoting the brand through yacht racing.” From that first boat purchase in 2010, the fledgling DaVinci Yacht Charters already operates four vessels: an Andaman Cabriolet sailing catamaran, a Sunseeker Manhattan 50 flybridge power yacht, a classic sailing yacht, (Willow II – based on a 200 year old design) and the soon-to-arrive DaVinci 007 ‘Hovpod’ hovercraft, while the next

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planned acquisition is a pure racing catamaran to carry DaVinci’s regatta aspirations to the next level. The charter operation is headed up by veteran yachtmaster and engineer, Bruce Issell while, as you’d expect, the on-board catering is second to none. On whether it makes sense for a restaurant business to take a crack at the well-established yacht charter market, Roberts said, “DaVinci offers a different approach, whereby boating alone is only part of the experience – and not necessarily the major part. Our bespoke packages meet the expectations and needs of our customers, for whom entertaining, adventure or simple relaxation may be their main motivations.” But where does sponsorship fit into all this? According to Roberts, “As with all my businesses, community engagement is a key pillar of being relevant to the communities in which we live and do business.

Photo from 15th The Bay Regatta by RolienPhotography.com

This keeps us relevant and tuned in with people and places, as well as informing us on business opportunities, while, of course, enhancing the reputation of our brand. Yachting is great way to get rid of the stress and the pressures of business; I’ve always enjoyed sailing and participated in a few King's Cup regattas back in the 90s – so yachting was a logical choice as a sponsorship vehicle.” Sponsorship has certainly helped establish brand recognition for DaVinci the restaurant; high profile Phuket Raceweek sponsorship for three consecutive years, supplemented by donation of a floating pontoon to Ao Chalong Yacht Club and the purchase of a training Optimist dinghy for young Thai sailors in Ao Yon have all contributed to the brand’s exposure on the water and in Phuket’s media. “Taking on the role as a major sponsor of Phuket’s own Bay Regatta was the logical next step as we move forwards with our yacht charter business,” said Roberts. “Not only does it reinforce that we’re serious about the DaVinci’s yachting arm, but as the region’s premiere cruising lifestyle regatta, there’s a perfect fit. But what about Roberts’ own time on the water? Is this only about business? “I must confess that, although we’re serious about the business side, I have priority on taking the boats out and thoroughly enjoy the time we spend on them with family and friends,” he said. For further information 28/46 Moo 1, Nai Harn, Phuket (TAT License Number: 32/00410) Tel: +66 (0) 8 9588 3476 Email: bruce@davinciphuket.com Website: www.davinciphuket.com

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PHUKET TIDE TABLES
Ko Thaphao Noi (Phuket) Predicted heights of water in metres above lowest low water
Time
02:21 03:16 06:20 01:35 02:37 03:19 03:57 04:33 05:08 05.43 00:05 00:42 01:20 02:03 02:58 04:37 00:20 01:54 02:47 03:26 03:59 04:30 04:59 05:25 05:49 00:05 00:32 00:58 01:26 02:01 03:00

Source: Admiralty EasyTide Service
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MARCH 2012
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Metres
2.5 2.3 2.2 1.7 1.4 1.2 0.9 0.7 0.6 0.6 3.5 3.4 3.1 2.9 2.6 2.4 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.1 3.2 3.1 3.0 2.8 2.7 2.5

Time
08:23 09:15 11:55 08:08 09:00 09:38 10:12 10:45 11:18 11:52 06:17 06:51 07:27 08:05 08:53 10:23 07:03 08:28 09:15 09:48 10:16 10:42 11:06 11:31 11:57 06:10 06:31 06:54 07:22 07:58 08:53

Metres
1.6 1.8 1.9 2.4 2.7 3.0 3.2 3.4 3.5 3.6 0.7 0.8 1.1 1.3 1.6 1.9 2.4 2.6 2.9 3.1 3.2 3.4 3.4 3.5 3.4 1.1 1.2 1.4 1.5 1.7 1.9

Time
15:07 16:37 19:05 13:48 14:49 15:33 16:12 16:49 17:25 18:01 12:28 13:06 13:47 14:35 15:41 17:23 12:55 14:16 15:05 15:43 16:16 16:47 17:16 17:43 18:08 12:23 12:50 13:19 13:53 14:38 15:55

Metres
2.7 2.5 2.6 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.8 3.6 3.4 3.3 3.0 2.8 2.7 1.9 1.7 1.5 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.1 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.0 2.8 2.7

Time
21:26 23:37 20:15 21:03 21:42 22:19 22:54 23:29 18:37 19:15 19:56 20:47 22:06 19:14 20:27 21:15 21:51 22:21 22:48 23:14 23:40 18:31 18:56 19:25 20:02 20:56 22:42

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1.8 1.9 2.8 3.0 3.3 3.4 3.6 3.6 0.9 1.0 1.2 1.5 1.7 2.7 2.9 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.4 3.3 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.6 1.8 1.9

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05:22 00:38 01:51 02:41 03:24 04:04 04:42 05:20 05:57 00:27 01:10 01:57 02:59 04:34 06:32 01:11 02:09 02:50 03:26 03:58 04:28 04:55 05:21 05:45 00:11 00:42 01:16 01:57 02:59 04:39

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2.4 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 3.3 3.1 2.9 2.7 2.6 2.6 1.7 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.3 3.2 3.1 3.0 2.8 2.7 2.7

Time
11:15 07:25 08:22 09:04 09:42 10:18 10:54 11:31 12:09 06:34 07:12 07:54 08:47 10:20 12:25 07:51 08:39 09:14 09:43 10:10 10:37 11:04 11:32 12:01 06:10 06:37 07:10 07:51 08:52 10:38

Metres
2.0 2.6 2.9 3.1 3.4 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.7 1.0 1.2 1.5 1.8 2.0 2.0 2.8 3.0 3.1 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.8 2.0 2.0

Time
17:55 13:08 14:15 15:04 15:46 16:27 17:06 17:45 18:24 12:50 13:33 14:22 15:25 16:52 18:32 13:45 14:36 15:15 15:49 16:21 16:50 17:19 17:46 18:13 12:31 13:02 13:38 14:25 15:30 16:58

Metres
2.7 1.9 1.6 1.4 1.1 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.9 3.6 3.4 3.2 2.9 2.8 2.8 1.8 1.6 1.5 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.3 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.1 2.9 2.9

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19:26 20:24 21:09 21:50 22:29 23:08 23:47 19:04 19:48 20:39 21:54 23:43 19:49 20:41 21:19 21:50 22:19 22:46 23:14 23:43 18:41 19:13 19:52 20:45 22:02 23:38

2.9 3.1 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.5 1.1 1.3 1.5 1.7 1.8 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.2 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.8

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Extracted from The Southeast Asia Pilot (3rd Edition) cruising/sailing guide by Bill O'Leary & Andy Dowden – www.southeastasiapilot.com

BOAT LAGOON

BOAT LAGOON & ROYAL PHUKET MARINA
The Boat Lagoon was Phuket’s first marina complex. It has been fully operational since 1994. This circular, 168-berth lagoon was originally a tidal flat at the head of a shallow, meandering 2-mile creek, Klong Tha Rua. Klong Tha Rua was once the main port of the island, long before Phuket Town was built by the predominantly Chinese tin miners who arrived over 100 years ago. Phuket-based entrepreneur and pleasure-boat enthusiast Khun Kanit Yongsakul started the project some years ago, damming the stream and digging the basin to a depth of five metres before reopening the entrance. Royal Phuket Marina was opened in 2005 and shares the approach channel with The Boat Lagoon. The entrance is on port, closer to the sea by about 1 mile. The rectangular outer basin has berthing for 76 yachts. The Boat Lagoon is situated further up the channel after a 90-degree turn to port. Services in both marinas are comparable with facilities elsewhere in the world.
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The phase 1 basin has a minimum depth of 4 metres and berths for 76 yachts up to 30 metres. The 60-ton travel lift services a hard stand that can accommodate 40 yachts. Dockside on the ground floor of the condominium blocks are commercial units housing five top class restaurants, a fitness club and many top-level retail outlets. A recent addition is the conference and exhibition centre where the annual Phuket International Marine Expo (PIMEX) is held. Call the Marina Office on channel 79 when entering the channel or phone 076-379397. More information at www.royalphuketmarina.com or email marina@ royalphuketmarina.com. Phase Two will comprise a prestige development of 150 homes and 300 condominiums around an inner locked basin with 250 berths and a minimum depth of 3.2 metres. Royal Phuket Marina, with its stunning architecture, musical water fountain in the central ‘town square’ and already host to many spectacular events, is fast becoming an island landmark.
B BOAT LAGOON MARINA

A canal complex of condominiums, a hotel, serviced apartments and restaurants, shops and offices surrounds the Boat Lagoon. Short and long-term accommodation is available overlooking the marina.
Boat Lagoon Marina (left) and Royal Phuket Marina BILL O’LEARY

The Channel
The well-marked channel has concrete pilings set approximately 13 metres apart all the way from Ao Tha Rua, starting at 07° 58.65’ N, 98° 24.9’ E. The channel meanders through the large shallow open bay until it enters the mangrove creek. Both the depth and width of this very tight channel vary along its length. Keeled or deep-draft vessels up to 35 metres length and draft 2.5 metres can enter either side of high tide. It is wise to check with the harbour master on the latest channel dredging information. The shallowest depths in the channel, at the time of writing, were 2.5 metres at a 2.8 metre high tide. While in the open water channel, keep the pilings 10-15 metres off the port side all the way in. Allow approximately 45 minutes from the open water channel entrance to arrival in either marina basin (at five knots, which is the speed limit from the entrance to the mangroves onwards). We strongly suggest deep draft vessels negotiate this difficult channel during the last hour of the rising tide.

Services include 3 travel-lifts up to 60 tons and large concrete areas and hard stand for up to 120 vessels. In the inner basin, there are 170 wet berths and in the approach river another 60 berths are currently being installed. All berths have power and water and there are hot showers and changing room facilities nearby. The harbour master is available during office hours on channel 71 or call 076239055. More information at www.phuketboatlagoon.com or email thana@ phuketboatlagoon.com. The Boat Lagoon is currently the centre of marine services in Phuket, with many service companies located in the ring of shops immediately around and facing the berths. Several boat charter, brokerage and tour companies have joined the more typical marine services, which include haul-out, repair, electrical, canvas, cleaning and others. It’s an interesting and useful mix of water related industries. Quite a few fascinating characters, some with many years experience in Phuket and other ports around the world, can be found working in these shops. There are several restaurants around the marina, including Watermark, Boat Lagoon Resort, The Taverna, Spice Island, Winch and The Bakery.

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Photos from 15th The Bay Regatta by RolienPhotography.com

BAY REGATTA
WELCOMES STRONG BREEZES
Forty-three boats sailed through the stunning karst topography of southern Thailand’s Phang Nga Bay last week celebrating the 15th year of one of the most enjoyable sailing events in the region: The Bay Regatta - Phuket, Phang Nga and Krabi.

The regatta was relatively mishap free, despite enjoying unheard of strong breezes throughout most of the races. The biggest drama was a drunken sailor trying to return to his boat after the opening night party. He couldn’t find his boat, he couldn’t even remember its name, and so after exhausting his fellow longtail passengers’ patience, he was eventually taken back to shore and left to contemplate life on the beach. The Russians turned out in unprecedented strength and put in a very impressive performance at this year’s regatta, with Arbuzov Andrev’s Ruby Tuesday capturing the five-boat Racing Class. Fellow countryman Nikiforov Evgenii’s Gastion placed second and Scott Duncanson’s Quantum Fusion came third. Duncanson’s boat was the fastest through the water for three of the races, but on corrected time was consistently placed behind the Russian boats. In the nine-boat Cruising A class, Neils Degenkolw’s Phoenix took top honours on the strength of three first-place finishes, while frequent regatta winner, Jim Ellis’ Remington had to settle for second place. Richard Macfarlane’s Aida placed third. The 13-boat Multihull Class was won by Andrew Stransky’s Fantasia with David Roberts’ DaVinci coming second and Hans Rahmann’s Voodoo placing third. Two classes saw two boats tied with the same number of points at the end of four days of racing. Gavin Welman’s Rascal and Kevin Perran’s Rusalka tied with eleven points each in the eight-boat Cruising B class, but Rascal took class honours on countback having finished first on the third day. Charlie Preen’s Seventh Heaven came third in the division.

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The seven-boat Bareboat Charter division also saw Kochnev Petr’s Tonicola 2 and Kozub Sergey’s Creme Brulee (aka Venture) tie with six points each, both having two first and two second-place finishes, but Tonicola 2’s victory on the final day saw it claim the overall prize. Paul Kendall’s Anchali was third. The Ao Chalong Yacht Club, led by Commodore Grenville Fordham, deserves tremendous credit for a putting on a great regatta. All members of the organizing committee have multiple other responsibilities but they managed to pull together and stage a great event. Principal Race Officer Simon James and his team of on-water volunteers once again did a terrific job, while Kae Wattana and her regatta management team made the logistics look easy. Rolien highlighted the region’s stunning karst topography snapping away as the regatta’s official photographer, while Captain Shane Granger graciously lent his historical vessel Vega as the regatta’s media support boat.

The ‘Fun Regatta’ did indeed live up to its reputation with five nights of revelry and prize presentations, each night in a different tropical venue. The main sponsor of the event was DaVinci Yacht Charters, with Thai Sri Insurance and Neil Pryde also putting cash into the regatta pot, while a whole host of other official suppliers, local sponsors and supporters enable this regatta to keep going – and growing.

For more information, including detailed results, on The Bay Regatta - Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi, see www.acyc-phuket.com/bayregatta.htm.

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Recipe

Goong Sarong
Deep Fried Prawns Rolled with Yellow Noodles
Ingredients
• 1/2 lb fresh prawns • 1/4 ib long life noodles (mee sou – usually available at shop with Chinese ingredients) • 1 tbsp chopped coriander root • 2 tbsp chopped garlic • 1 tsp ground black pepper • 1 cup vegetable oil • 2 tbsp Chinese plum sauce • 1 tbsp ketchup

Preparation
Peel the prawns, but leave the hard tail flap. Remove the dark vein. Pound the coriander and garlic in a mortar until a paste is formed. This can also be done in a blender or food processor. Add a little oil if necessary. Add the pepper and the shrimp to the marinade, mix well and let marinate. Soak the noodles in the hot water until soft and then drain. Remove a shrimp from the marinade and wrap with one or more noodles until the shrimp is covered in a 'sarong'. Repeat until all the shrimps have been covered. Fry in hot oil until the noodles are brown and crunchy.

Drain on a paper towel and serve with small bowls of warm plum sauce and ketchup.

Comments
This makes an attractive and unusual appetizer that will undoubtedly cause favorable comments. It's a delightful accompaniment to cocktails and conversation.

About the Chef Jaree Noisamlee
Originally from Trang in the south of Thailand, Chef Jaree studied cookery at Pranakorntai University in Bangkok before joining the famous Mandarin Oriental. When Baan Rim Pa was established in 1990, she was asked to join the small team by Khun Das (Baan Rim Pa’s Managing Director) who had also been seconded from Mandarin Oriental and has been here ever since. Chef Jaree has always been a totally 'hands on' chef and continues to thrive in the kitchen making sure her team keep to the highest standards and quality expected of 'Royal Thai Cuisine'. She runs a very tight ship with a small team of 17 in the kitchen. In high season they can produce up to 700 dishes in one day which can be a major challenge for any team. Baan Rim Pa continues to win many awards including Thailand Tatler Best Restaurant and HAPA (Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards) 2011-2013. If you ask Chef Jaree why she is still at Baan Rim Pa, her reply is simple, "I work for good people and I love to cook Thai food and I love Baan Rim Pa."

For more information, please contact: Baan Rim Pa Tel: +66 (0)76 340789, +66 (0)76 341768 Web: www.baanrimpa.com

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Rossovivo Pizza Pasta Grill

Italian

'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 has become one of Thailand’s best-known restaurants, with a reputation stretching much further. It is perched on a cliff, with teak floors and the constant 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. Situated 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.
Open Thu-Tue 12:00-24:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 340789, +66 (0)76 341768 On the coast road just north of Patong www.baanrimpa.com
63 B5

Aptly named for its stylish and tasteful red interior, Rossovivo or red colour, is a recently opened Italian restaurant in Rawai. With its smart décor and casual ambience along with a superb menu of authentic Italian cuisine, this place to dine is destined to turn heads and attract attention. Appetizers to indulge in are the Clams in garlic, lemon and white wine sauce and the Salmon Carpaccio with green peppers. Fresh seafood and accompaniments along with various Italian breads that are baked daily in the restaurant make for an unbeatable start. All the pasta is also freshly made at the restaurant and the Gnocchi with gorgonzola cheese and speck and Bolognese style Tagliatelle are a delicious combination of both pasta dishes. To top off the meal, go for a dessert drink – a Lemon Sorbet with vodka. Refreshing and pleasing to the tastebuds, it'll keep you asking for more. Rossovivo offers smart surroundings and superb food that is reasonably priced. Try it just once and you'll certainly be back again!
Open daily 11:00-15:30, 18:00-24:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 384686 Fisherman Way Business Garden, Rawai www.rossovivo.asia
110 F5

Taste Restaurant

Mediterranean/Pacific Rim

Taste Restaurant on Surin Beach offers a Mediterranean Pan-pacific menu with beachside seating. The menu is dictated by love for food made with fresh ingredients. Favourites like Tamarind Glazed Barbequed Ribs, a family recipe of Nepalese Indian curry and Australian ribeye steaks has made Taste an expat favourite. Weekly specials offer innovative creations: Black Crab Ravioli with chive mousse, grilled sardines and Wing Bean Salad with bbq chili shrimp. Fresh fish, which comes daily from the markets is served in a variety of ways from the hot and tangy 3-spice fish, to the classic seared snapper with beurre blanc sauce. White snapper is prepared in a ginger white wine broth with Japanese accents, served with rice and sesame salad. Tuna is lightly grilled and prepared with mixed greens served with vinaigrette dressing. Taste creates a fine dining experience with causal beach ambiance and exudes beach chic, with attentive staff, great wines, and fabulous cocktails. The 99 baht happy hour (4-7pm) Mojitos are unbeatable. Taste is the perfect setting for private parties, weddings and corporate events.
Open Tues-Sun 12:00 till late | Tel: +66 (0)76 270090, +66 (0)87 886 6401 On Surin Beach, left from parking lot, 3 restaurants down www.tastesurinbeach.com
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Around Phuket Baluchi
Indian

Mom Tri's Kitchen

International

Baluchi is located in the heart of Patong and in Karon yet the relaxed atmosphere of both restaurants with soft background Indian music, creates a great ambience to relish a hearty meal with your family or to entertain your friends or clients. They take pride in using only authentic and fresh 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 the specialties which their Indian master chef serves daily. 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. Karon is open 18:30 to 23:30 except Saturdays.
Open daily 13:00-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 292526, +66 (0)76 284555 Horizon Beach Resort, Patong and Karon Soi 2 next to Karon Football Stadium www.wheretoeat-phuket.com
75 B3

Enjoy fine dining in an award winning restaurant set just above the rocks and overlooking Kata Noi Beach. Panoramic sea views combined with the sound of the waves below create a peaceful, sensually indulgent and romantic setting. Mom Tri’s Kitchen offers Thai and international cuisine served either on the open-air terraces, covered patio or Thai sala. Two exuberant menus offer delicious creations from Executive Chefs Darren and Sura. Popular dishes include hot crab soufflé, grilled tiger prawns, Phuket lobster and Angus beef tenderloin. Mom Tri's Villa Royale is the winner of the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for 5 years in a row and has over 700 labels including an extensive organic wine list and 16 wines by the glass. Guests can enjoy the sunset with a select wine by the glass for 160 baht and 50% off cocktails and beer, from 6pm to 7pm. Situated on the only road into to Kata Noi, the entrance can easily be found on the hill between Kata Beach and Kata Noi Beach. Open from 7am to 11:30pm; reservations are recommended.
Open Daily 07:00-23:30 | Tel: +66 (0)76 333569

Mom Tri's Villa Royale, Kata Noi
www.momtriphuket.com

99 B2

Silverado erado rado
108/26 moo 5, Chalerm P 6 m o Cha m-PrakietR Chalerm-PrakietRor.9 Rass Rassada, g, Phu 00 Muang, Phuket 83000 Tel: 076 304385-6, 076-612 304 04385-6, 076-612789 127 278 Mobile: 081 0333 60 088 765 4478, 088 765 4479 607, silverado_beadphuket@hotmail.co.th | www.silveradobeads.com
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Nikita’s

International

Rice

Thai/International

Southern Phuket's premier beach bar and restaurant, Nikita's at Rawai is one of the island's favourite beach-side restaurants. The absolute seafront, gardensala café-bar with fantastic views over the islands in Chalong Bay, a shady setting and deliciously cool sea breeze is unbeatable for relaxing away balmy afternoons and evenings. Time means nothing at Nikita's. Located on peaceful Rawai Beach, Nikita's well-trained team offers real Thai hospitality to guests – who sit happily, daydreaming for hours, observing life on the water and chatting with friends. The extensive menu of authentic Thai food, fresh seafood dishes and the now famous wood-fired pizzas, along with a selection of over 50 quality wines, cool cocktails, icy cold beers, English draught Cider, delicious fruit shakes, an excellent coffee menu and service with a smile – seems to be a winner with visitors as well as the many regular 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.
Open daily 09:00 until late | Tel: +66 (0)76 288703, +66 (0)081 091 5788 Located on the water's edge on Rawai Beach Rd www.nikitas-phuket.com
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Few destinations in the world can host an evening of enjoyment with sophisticated flair and unrivalled ambience. Unprecedented luxury and comfort characterise Baan Yin Dee. “Warm Welcome Home”, the English translation of Baan Yin Dee, is an apt name for this upscale retreat that truly is to be discovered. Traditional Thai hospitality, the pleasing sounds of the piano and the superb dinner make for a relaxing occasion. The International and Thai at Rice in Baan Yin Dee Boutique Resort come alive in the dishes so delicately prepared and presented. The White Snapper in crispy Pancetta skin served with warm lentil salad and potato basil straw and the BYD Fusion, chicken breast stuffed with scallops and served with herb gnocchi and asparagus scented cherry tomato lay testimony to Chef Ta’s creativity in preparing delectable delights. An upscale venue catering to tourists and locals alike, Rice provides an unsurpassed dining experience. With superb food, piano music and hospitality in a stylish environment, it doesn’t get any better than this.
Open daily 07:00-24:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 294104-6 ext 5 Muean Ngern Road south end of Patong www.journeyful.com/baanyindee
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Around Phuket RE KÁ TA Seafood Beachfront Restaurant
International

Boathouse Wine & Grill

French/Thai

The newly opened RE KÁ TA Seafood Beachfront Restaurant, which is part of RE KÁ TA Club on the beach, is one of the few beach clubs in the south of the island. A superb selection of International dishes and delicacies set in a relaxed al fresco setting right by the beach guarantees an exquisite and enjoyable dining experience. With a seating area set against the backdrop of the Andaman Sea and Kata Beach in addition to a swimming pool and modern and comfortable furniture to sink into, RE KÁ TA offers a cool and fresh ambience in which to chill and relax. Chef Bryan Burger's emphasis is on the use of natural and fresh ingredients to prepare dishes that are presented in a healthy and nutritious way in an artistically pleasing presentation. Savour the beachfront setting and dining – albeit Sunday seafood brunch, a midday lunch or sunset cruise and dinner through some fine dishes and drinks.
Open Daily 11:00-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 330421

A Phuket legend and culinary landmark on Kata Beach for over two decades, Boathouse is reopening after a complete make over and renovation. The aim was to maintain its original elegance and classic architecture yet introduce some distinctive contemporary design along with a chic style, and to create the ultimate in luxurious beachfront accommodation and dining. Maybe you are on a honeymoon, celebrating a special occasion or just want to have a romantic dinner. The Boathouse Wine & Grill with its award-winning wine cellar is just the right place for you. The restaurant continues to delight connoisseurs of fine dining. From delectable Thai dining to exquisite French cuisine, created by Executive Chef Jean-Noël Lumineau, Thailand’s only Maître Cuisinier de France. At the Boathouse Wine & Grill guests can enjoy leisurely lunches and fine dinner menus in a chic and modern beachfront setting.
Open Daily 07:00-24:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 330015-702

Next to Boathouse, Kata Beach
www.rekataphuket.com

107 C5

182 Koketanode Rd, Kata Beach
fb@boathousephuket.com, www.boathousephuket.com

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Salvatore’s

Italian

Into The Sea

Modern Logical Cuisine

Looking for a break from the tourist spots on Phuket’s west coast – and the best pizza on the island? Follow the locals to Salvatore’s, a rustic 'trattoria' in Phuket Town. Salvatore offers traditional Italian cuisine using only the finest fresh ingredients, such as linguini alla bottarga, sea bass in salt crust, gnocchi with fresh sausage and pizza baked in a wood-burning oven. Other specialties are created with local shellfish, like mouth-watering lobster ravioli and fettucini with crab. Start with the bruschetta, with delicately skinned tomatoes and fresh herbs and beef carpaccio with olive oil. The food is prepared under the careful eye of the Sardinian executive chef and owner, Salvatore Cossu, a fixture on Phuket’s restaurant scene for his cooking skills. He personally shops for the vegetables and fish in local markets. The bread is baked daily; the pastas and sausages are home-made. Ask him about daily food specials as well as wine suggestions. Salvatore offers about 60 labels, including Sardinian wines. The service is warm and the ambience is friendly. But the real star is the food.
Open 12-14:00, 18-23:00 Closed Mondays | Tel: +66 (0)76 225958 Near the circle and fresh market in Phuket Town www.salvatorestaurant.com
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Into The Sea, one of the restaurants at the Evason Phuket & Bon Island, established its reputation by offering modern Mediterranean cuisine and a stunning panoramic view over the Andaman Sea. Raising the bar higher, Into The Sea’s Modern Logical Cuisine showcases the latest innovations in the form of new creative interpretations of a cuisine that has both visual and textural appeal. The taste and a focus on fresh, wholesome, local ingredients are paramount. The wine program, created by our sommelier, Harry Haan, has been granted the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for three years in a row. After tasting literally hundreds of wines over the years we only approve a handful for the consideration. We taste the bad wines, so you don’t have to! We hope you get as much pleasure drinking our wines and eating our food as we do! Parking available directly at the restaurant. Please show this page at the entrance gate.
Open Tues-Sat 18:00-22:30 | Tel: +66 (0)76 381010 ext 6

Evason Phuket & Bon Island, Rawai
www.evasonresorts.com, restitsm-phuket@evasonresorts.com

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Kan Eang@pier

Seafood/Thai

Your Natural Beauty

Kan Eang, meaning feel at ease, invites you to unwind with the soothing sounds of the waves, enjoy a stunning view of Chalong Bay and savour freshly caught seafood, local Thai delights and selected Japanese dishes. Kan Eang@pier is more than a restaurant, it is a destination. Originally called Kan Eang 1, the name was changed after renovations. Kan Eang 1 with more than 30 years of preparing great seafood dishes had long been a favourite among both locals and visitors from around the world Kan Eang@pier is no different and continues the tradition of satisfying any palate with their selected fresh seafood and local specialties. Kan Eang@pier has the flexibility to cater for everything from intimate dinners to special events and large banquets. This restaurant with its friendly and attentive staff and seaside tables and chairs in an idyllic setting offers a relaxing and pleasant dining experience day or night. Enjoy a panoramic view of the yacht harbour and close islands.
Open daily 10:30-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)83 173 1187, +66 (0)76 381212 The pier of Chalong Bay www.kaneang-pier.com, kaneang-pier@hotmail.com
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51 Soi Loma, Taweewong Rd., Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150
Tel: +66 (0)76 344198 Mobile: +66 (0)88 451 0021

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Around Phuket Patong Seafood
International

Kantok Restaurant

Thai

Take a journey into the home of real Thai food! Patong Seafood Restaurant was the first seafood restaurant to open in the then village-like Patong. It has changed very little from those days except for a major refurbishment after the 2004 tsunami in which major damage was sustained. The restaurant was rebuilt as it was in original Thai style with open dining area and a high circular design ceiling. Only the freshest seafood is brought straight from the boat and market to give you the finest selections, which are on display – chilled and ready to eat. The kitchens at Patong Seafood Restaurant are a place to behold, where their chefs with simply so many years of experience, prepare your seafood and other Thai delicacies to perfection. The first thing that you will notice are the friendly staff. The smiles, the attentiveness and the helpfulness in making your choice are something you will appreciate and you will then know why many visitors and locals come back time and time again to enjoy this real taste of Thailand.
Open daily 08:00-24:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 341244 Beach Rd, 200 metres north of Soi Bangla in Patong www.wheretoeat-phuket.com
75 B2

Kantok Restaurant offers you a natural and warm ambiance where traditional healthy food is matched with fun and exciting traditional dance. “The Kantok” table was originally used by the northern households welcoming guests of importance into their homes. Our Thai set menu is attentively prepared, beginning with our Thai appetizer platter which includes items which continue to be a rare delicacy these days due to the delicate mix of ingredients to create an old and unique taste. A sampling of our main event including green curry with chicken, Mussaman curry and our famed red duck curry is something not to be missed. End your distinct culinary experience with a local Thai dessert. Enjoy our classical dance show on Monday/ Wednesday and Friday from 7 to 9 pm and is accompanied by a Thai traditional orchestra. If you haven’t tried the best red duck curry in town or yet seen a Thai classical dance, it is well worth the effort of doing so. It is beautifully relaxing and an almost hypnotic way to enjoy the evening.
Open daily 11:30-22:30 | Tel: +66 (0)76 291219 Burasari Patong Beach www.burasari.com
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Da Vinci

Italian

Urban Food

Asian & International

Conceptualisations and ingenuity in the form of Italian cuisine come to Nai Harn! Relish an authentic style of cooking of a diverse array of favourites and new combinations served in a cozy ambiance or savour pizzas in a separate casual seating area by a wood-fired oven. Welcoming tastes and sights abound at Da Vinci with tantalizing temptations served from the kitchen with fresh ingredients as signature items in every dish. The Lasagne Al Forno, home made lasagne layers of pasta made with beef and tomato sauce and the Spaghetti Neri Pomodorini Calamari E/ Gamberi, black spaghetti with tomato, squid and prawn offer unique tastes and texture combinations with the richness of their flavours reflected in the quality of the ingredients. The Scaloppine Al Vino Bianco Con Patate are two appetizing escalopes with white wine served with potatoes were perfectly cooked fillets of pork. For superlative Italian cuisine with the freshest of ingredients, be sure to try Da Vinci and discover a renaissance of food.
Open daily 17:30-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 289574 Centre of Nai Harn on the road to Rawai www.davinciphuket.com
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Urban Food is a new, enjoyable and affordable restaurant – a refreshing dining experience. A spacious open kitchen, stylish terrace with Pop’Art oak barrels, black board menus and copper pans and pots give the feeling of a Food Gallery to this trendy Brasserie. From the Thai and Asian specialties, prepared in two giant woks, to an extensive selection of skewers grilled under your eyes, Urban Food also redesigns some traditional Mediterranean famous dishes, like Ratatouille Crumble, Foie Gras Tartine, Italian Veal Osso Bucco, Moroccan Chicken and artichoke Tagine presented in fantasy mini cocottes, colorful Tagines clay pots and fancy bamboo Chinese steamers. To finish your meal and put a smile on your stomach, treat yourself to the original creation of the Tatin’s sisters: the legendary upside down 'Apple Tart Tatin'. Four months after a successful opening at Jungceylon Patong, Urban Food heads to Phuket Town to open their second branch at Central Festival. Urban Food is a friendly meeting point for everyone where any food lover will enjoy the culinary art of this Food Gallery.
Open daily 10:00-23:00 | www.urbanfood.co.th Central Festival Ground Floor Tel: +66 (0)76 307155 Jungceylon Sino Area Tel: +66 (0)76 366192
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VSET

Modern Western Cuisine

VSET is a "restaurant at its extraordinary best". VSET, pronounced "Vi-Sate", in Thai means "extraordinary". It is the first gastronomic restaurant along Chalong pier and has a naturallythatched roof, quaint interior decor and an open kitchen where you can see the Master Chef Ronnie Macuja and his talented team at work. Whether you prefer indoor or outdoor seating, this intimately proportioned establishment serves up delicious fare in a homey atmosphere. Multi-award winning chef Ronnie Macuja's creations combine well-known methods with a bit of local flare and creativity producing a stellar menu in the process. Notable dishes include: Phuket Lobster Salad with long green eggplants in crustacean dressing, Foie Gras Parfait, Cognac-flamed Lobster Bisque, Australian Lamb Cutlet, Red Snapper Steak with balsamic-roasted cherry tomato and Honey-glazed Pork Belly. These only touch the surface of the experience while a fine wine list can add the ideal twist and a tantalizing selection of desserts rounds off a full set of flavours. It is a restaurant centered on the palate, but it is how all its attributes fit together that make it a truly extraordinary place.
Open daily 11:30-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)89 727 0067, +66 (0)76 381159 The pier of Chalong Bay (next to Kan Eang @pier) www.vsetrestaurant.com, info@vsetrestaurant.com
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Around Phuket Climax Restaurant
International

Plum Restaurant / Vanilla Sky Mediterranean/Tapas Bar

Climax is located on the roof top of one of Patong’s first designer resorts, Absolute Bangla Suites, and offers an extensive variety of dining options and drinks, in a chic and sophisticated fine dining restaurant while enjoying a bird’s eye view of Patong. Climax offers an extensive, seductive and sensual western and Thai fusion menu with choices to meet everyone’s tastes, along with exotic signature cocktails all to be enjoyed in our al fresco setting. This ultimate high-class experience promises to arouse the senses with delectable appetizers, sumptuous seafood, quality meats and tempting and desirable desserts. Climax has the warmest atmosphere on the island along with the most friendly and attentive service you have ever experienced. With a seating capacity of 78, a drinks menu numbering in the hundreds and a VIP room, which can be used as a separate function room for private, corporate and special functions, Climax offers the ideal venue for any occasion.
Open daily 07:30-11:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 343600-4 , +66 (0)88 754 1341 On the 5th Fl. of Absolute Bangla Suites on Bangla Road, Patong www.theclimax.net, Fb@absolutebanglasuites.com
75 C2

The new chic modern resort Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas brings the sophisticated style of city living to the tropical beauty of Phuket Island. Cape Sienna awaits you in our two unique dining venues, both with outstanding service, fine cuisine and views to match. It’s chic! It’s modern! It’s hip! It’s laidback! It’s Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas. Plum Restaurant is a night time venue with a sophisticated yet intimate atmosphere. The food at PLUM is described best as an authentic Mediterranean dining experience, casual, yet sophisticated, a festival of flavours and tastes, rarely found nowadays. It is a hotel dining experience unlike any you’ve ever had with an emphasis strictly on fresh and organic products. Vanilla Sky Bar & Lounge – the pinnacle of the resort – serves distinctive cocktails and interesting Tapas together with a breathtaking view of Kamala Bay. Stepping out on the terrace and slipping into one of the chairs will give you a sensation of having reached a small piece of heaven on earth. Come for the Cape Sienna experience and be surprised by the amazing location, delicious food, great drinks, good music, DJ on every Friday and Saturday at Vanilla sky bar and stunning view…
Open daily Plum Restaurant 18-23:30 Vanilla Sky 17–00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 337300 Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas, Kamala Cliff www.capesienna.com, fb@capesienna.com
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People Profile

Marie-Laure Fleury
General Manager of the Boathouse, explains how leading the transformation of Phuket’s iconic resort has provided an ideal chance to pursue her passion for hospitality while still enjoying some peaceful escapes.
Where are you from? I was born in Besançon, France. When I was one year old my family moved to Reims, the capital of Champagne, then we moved to Grenoble, a beautiful town at the foot of the French Alps. I did a lot of skiing. What did you do before you came to Phuket? While studying at a hotel school in Lausanne, Switzerland, I went to Beijing on an internship. Here, I was really bitten by the travel bug. My first job after graduation was at a group of restaurants in Paris, which I found to be narrow, monotonous and boring. I had friends in Hong Kong who convinced me to move there, so I booked a one-year open ticket and arrived in October, the worst time of year in Hong Kong to be looking for work! I was eventually hired by Kim Murphy at Food and Beverage Solutions (FABS) as assistant manager at one of the restaurants it operated. I ended up living and working in Hong Kong for more than a decade at such places as Langham hotel, The Peninsula head office, InterContinental Grand Stanford and Repulse Bay. I also worked for two years at The Peninsula in Shanghai with Peninsula Clubs and Consultancy where we were heading two projects, G’s Club Shanghai and 41 Hengshan Road in the late 1990s, which was an exciting time to be there. How did you find your way to Phuket? Though I loved Hong Kong, I'd got married and wanted to start a family and didn’t think it would be a good place to raise children. I moved to Bangkok to join The Sukothai as executive assistant manager, where I stayed for three years. I loved the job, but living in Bangkok was stressful. I started to feel a bit stuck living in the city and its traffic, especially now that we had young children. By chance, just one day before I was set to go to Phuket for a wedding, I got a call from a head-hunter about a position at Trisara. I was hired as Trisara’s resort manager in 2009, then moved to The Boathouse last year. I’d been to Phuket many times on holiday but had never worked at a resort before. There’s still stress with the job but it’s different here – you can walk out, look at the sea and get some perspective, unlike in Hong Kong where it’s a jungle of buildings and the pace of life is always 150 miles per hour. The Boathouse has recently reopened after an extensive renovation. What has been the response from guests? We didn’t know what to expect, but we’ve been very satisfied with the response. About 40% of our business is from returning guests. Among these I’d say 90% have said they love it. Of the remaining 10%, when they first see it they say that it’s lost its cosiness, but after a few days nearly all tell us they have come to love the new look, which is brighter and more open. What can returning guests expect to find that’s familiar and what’s new? Most of the staff is still here – we lost only about 10 out of 150 during the change of ownership and renovations. We still have Thai and French cuisine, but our award-winning wine cellar is even bigger and we’ve moved the kitchen upstairs to the ground floor so guests can see what’s happening in there. We’ve opened RE KÁ TA, a beach club with a pool that’s open to outside guests. It has its own menu with a strong focus on seafood and living cuisine. We’ve launched a series of events including Chill & Grill, a seafood barbecue to enjoy on a lazy Saturday afternoon, and a Sunday breakfast brunch. The new spa and boutique have already opened and a street-side cafe will soon be next. We'll continue to host celebrated guest chefs and wine dinners.

How does working in Phuket differ from your experience back home and in other countries? Every country has positive and negative aspects. In Hong Kong, there’s more efficiency but not so much service with a smile. Here, it might not be so efficient, but there’s always warm hospitality. I’ve had to learn to slow down. Being a perfectionist, I notice many things that could be improved, but it seems that for a lot of guests such details don’t matter. A number of guests, who are well travelled, have sent letters to say that this is the best place they’ve ever stayed. The staff here really go out of their way to help – it makes my job easier. Back in France, people are generally not interested in being helpful. There seem to be few women hotel General Managers. Why do you think that is? I think it’s simply due to the number of hours you have to put in. You’ve got to love it, have a passion for it, otherwise you’re not going to survive. I’m lucky to have a very understanding partner and great care for my children. I would be unhappy if I weren’t working. What advice would you give to women aspiring to be top-level managers in this field? It’s an extremely rewarding job. Never let the flame die. Whereabouts do you live in Phuket? I live in a house in Kathu with my husband and children aged three and five, which we’re enjoying after living in city skyscrapers for years. What's the most difficult thing about living in Phuket? The lack of cultural life. I miss going out to plays, the opera. I miss the good shopping, so sometimes I travel to Singapore or Hong Kong for a quick fix. What do you like most about living here? The weather is just amazing. And I love the fact that relaxation is really at your doorstep. You can go build sand castles at the beach.

For further information about Boathouse, Resort on the beach Tel: +66 (0)76 330015-702 Email: fb@boathousephuket.com Website: www.boathousephuket.com

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Palm House
Primary School in Rawai

Palm House’s philosophy is simple: to provide intelligent and quality primary teaching in environmentally aware and caring surroundings with an International curriculum that is both forward thinking and astute. Palm House is located in Rawai, making it the ideal option for families living and working in the South West of the island.
Objectives
We aim to ensure the quality of our education by: • • • • • • • • • Providing The International Primary Curriculum (I.P.C.) for ages 5-11 years Providing and retaining highly qualified and experienced teaching staff Providing regular and honest student progress reports to parents Implementing clear communication lines between parents and teaching staff Providing up to date information concerning relevant school matters Enriching the I.P.C with Thai culture and language studies daily Providing English as a Second Language (ESL) support where necessary Providing a broad range of extra-curricular activities Encouraging the ethos of kindness, respect and a desire to discover the world around them • Promoting healthy and safe living and life habits

Facilities
Palm House School provides purpose designed and built facilities in extensive tropical grounds that consist of: air conditioned classrooms with wireless internet and interactive whiteboards, reference library, outdoor hardcourt, grass playing field, large landscaped outdoor play area.

International Primary Curriculum
The IPC focuses children’s learning on a combination of knowledge, skills and understanding. No one can properly predict the nature of work and life opportunities that will be available for today’s primary age children by the time they are adults. Many of the jobs they will have don’t yet exist; especially in the fields of ICT, technology and science. So the IPC focuses on a skillsbased approach, developing adaptable and resilient globally-minded learners, prepared for the fast-changing world that they’ll be living and working in.

About the School
With the backdrop of the Andaman Sea and over an acre of grounds, Palm House School aims to provide children with an idyllic, caring and modern primary school experience. Using the IPC, delivered by experienced and driven teachers with a passion for their profession, Palm House will join the thousands of other IPC schools around the world in providing a stimulating and balanced curriculum in a logical and thematic manner.

Phuket Educational Services Co., Ltd. 21/1 Moo 2, Soi Salika, Viset Road, T. Rawai, A. Muang, Phuket 83130 Tel: +66 (0)76 288630 Mobile: +66 (0)80 879 7173 Email: info@palmhouseprimaryschool.com Website: www.palmhouseprimaryschool.com

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Nursery School comes out TOP!
Established in 2007, Kiddies Home Nursery School has been awarded top rating for 2011 by the Phuket Provincial Authority, beating the island’s largest private educational establishments. Principal, Preeyawan Srisivat, accepted the Trophy from Phuket Governer, Mr.Tri Augaradacha, on 31st August 2010. She said, “This reflects the time and effort put into creating stimulating play and educational activities by our dedicated staff, together with the high standard of environment that we’ve created in our school.” Kiddies Home is conveniently situated in Rock Garden midway between Bypass and Airport Roads, is open from 6.30 am to 7.30 pm, seven days a week, catering for children between the ages of three months to five years.

For more information: Tel: +66 (0)76 528862 Email: kiddieshomenursery@gmail.com

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Open daily 9:00 – 20:00 hrs. Tel: +66 (0)76 381010-7 100 Vised Road, Moo 2, Rawai 83130 Email: reservations-phuket-spa@sixsenses.com Website: www.evasonresorts.com

Six Senses Spa
Our aim is to offer our clients a new kind of spa experience, one that is truly holistic, tailor-made and designed to rejuvenate and energise, and ultimately provide the knowledge, tools and support that is required to create a better quality of life for all. Special Package offer for Shop WINDOW on Lifestyle
Special Price: 4,500 Baht Net/Person
Six Senses Signature – Men’s Indulgence Herbal Steam & Sauna Coconut Scrub Oriental Massage The essentials - Pedicure The essentials - Manicure Six Senses Signature – Ladies Pampering Herbal Steam & Sauna Jojoba Scrub The winner of several international awards including the Luxury Travel & Style Magazine, Australia as 10th Place Best Overseas Spa 2009, the luxuriously appointed spa at Evason Phuket & Bon Island is spread over three floors and sets a new standard in spa design. The Six Senses Spa provides a relaxing and revitalising experience as well as healing treatments and offers a comprehensive menu of signature treatments and specialist practitioner programmes for holistic wellness, rejuvenation and beauty. Using only natural products including therapeutic quality essential oils as the basis of the aromatherapy skincare products for most of the face and body treatments, skilled therapists create sensory journeys to rejuvenate and balance the senses. The aim of the spa is to offer clients a new kind of spa experience, one that is truly holistic, tailor-made and designed to rejuvenate and energise and ultimately provide the knowledge, tools and support that is required to create a better quality of life for all. It is our mission to deliver spa experiences that are both unique and memorable, and very much beyond expectations. The pyramid of six spheres used to identify Six Senses Spas, represents the philosophy that is fundamental to the human experience whereby the foundation spheres represent the three primary senses of sight, sound and touch. The second level balances upon this foundation by satisfying the more acute senses of taste and smell. The apex sphere symbolizes a sense of elation discovered only by balancing the first five – the unique experience of all senses elevated beyond expectations. Six Senses has created a body temple incorporating the principles of feng shui using fire and water, which delights beyond all expectations. The spa is open and spacious in design, utilising the beautiful outdoors for Asian style treatments and indoor treatment rooms for specialised and signature therapies. Couples treatment rooms with sunken Jacuzzis are available for mini day and day package getaways or a la carte treatments. All guests participate in a health assessment prior to the first treatment so that needs are identified and maximised results are achieved. A great importance is placed on the relaxation element of the spa experience and guests may stay in the spa to enjoy the sauna and herbal steam or rest in grass roofed salas. The Sense Spa endeavours to deliver experiences that are memorable and unique and and that exceed expectations. Discover a range of treatments to choose from and with advice from therapists, find options of body and beauty care, mind and body balancing and juice and herbal remedies. Pink Clay Wrap Holistic Massage The essentials- Facial 30 min 30 min 30 min 50 min 30 min 30 min 30 min 50 min 30 min 30 min

Happy Hour 9am-1pm! Enjoy 20% discount off a la carte treatments. (Excluded Promotion Package, Massage of the month & Beauty treatments) *treatments to be finished by 2 pm Massage of the Month Pampering Price! 9:am-1pm Special Price Holistic, Oriental, Energizer 50 minutes Special Price 1,800 baht net (Normal Price: 3,000 baht) *treatments to be finished by 2 pm Spa local menu is available; please contact our reservation team at reservations-phuket-spa@sixsenses.com for more information. Reservation conditions: • Validity until 31st March 2012 • All prices are non–commission Prices are inclusive of 10% Service Charge & 7% Government Tax. 2.5% of each guest bill is pledged to Six Senses Carbon Senses Fund. A large reforestation project in Thailand that will not only mitigate carbon emissions, but also create local jobs, create wildlife corridors, increase awareness on forest and wildlife preservation, and restore biodiversity

Location To Promthep Cape To Nai Harn
Phuket Seashell Muesuem

To Kata & Karon

RAWAI

RAWAI BEACH

Evason Phuket & Bon Island

SIX SENSES SPA

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Open daily 9:00 – 22:00 hrs. Tel: +66 (0)76 236663, +66 (0)76 236056 367/63-64 Yaowaraj Rd., Muang, Phuket 83100 Email: info@theroyalspa.com Website: www.theroyalspa.com

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

The Royal Spa and Health Club
In the heart of bustling Phuket Town lies a quiet haven of heavenly peace. With the continuous sounds of water, trickling, bubbling and steaming, and with the sweet fruity scents that fill the air, the being is enticed into a flowing stillness of body and mind. The Royal Spa and Health Club is a popular tropical day spa with both locals and visitors alike, which is managed by the Royal Spa Development and Management Company. With an excellent reputation in the spa development industry through its experience and attention to detail, the Royal Spa and Health Club offers a distinctly personal experience. Of the signature treatments, the Royal Stone Therapy is one that is particularly interesting. The Hot Stone massage technique, founded 5000 years ago, uses black volcanic stones, which are heated and placed on the body, producing a profound effect, stilling the mind and easing the body. Unlike many of the high-end spa complexes on the island, which market themselves exclusively to tourists, the reasonable prices and relaxed but professional staff at the Royal Spa, means that many local Thais, as well as tourists, are beginning to use the spa. This has helped to erase the often stiff, and over-formal atmosphere at many of Phuket’s spa resorts, giving the Royal Spa an ambience of authentic relaxation and pleasure. All the therapists working at the Royal Spa have been trained at the in-house 'Phuket Spa Academy', established in 2004, to provide a comprehensive spa training course. The curriculum and assessments provide a measurement of therapist expertise and knowledge within the Thai spa industry. Since then, the Royal Spa Development and Management Company have provided comprehensive and professional spa management, and development programs, for spa retreats throughout Thailand. Their aim is to provide a standard of service and expertise throughout the Thai spa industry, to ensure a high quality of service and standard of treatment, throughout Thailand. It truly offers the ‘one stop services for Thai spa business’ and a quality of relaxed professionalism, rarely found in luxury spa resorts. Right now The Royal Spa have 12 branches that are managed in resorts in Patong, Kata, Karon, Panwa, Ao Chalong and Phuket Town and you are welcome to experience our spas with us anytime. As a special for our 8th year anniversary, we offer 'BUY ONE GET ONE FREE' value.

Some treatments & packages at The Royal Spa

Prices range from 1,200 to 6,500 Baht
The Royal Ayurvedic Massage 90 min Ayurvedic Massage or Abhyanga is a full body massge with medicated oils to balance specific conditions. Hot Stone Massage 90 min

Hot Stone Massage is a specialty massage that uses black volcanic heated stones to make you feel deeply relaxed, allowing you to let go of all the stress that is held within your body. The Royal Signature package The Royal Honey Body Treatment (scrub and wrap) The Royal Experience Massage The Royal Facial Milky Bath 4 hrs

BUY 1 GET 1 FREE AT EVERY BRANCH
This Privilege applies to the 14 following locations: Phuket The Royal Spa & Health Club The Royal Spa Ao Chalong Villa Resort & Spa The Royal Spa Best Western Phuket Ocean Resort The Royal Spa Ramada Resort The Royal Spa The Village Resort & Spa The Royal Spa Sugar Palm Resort & Spa The Royal Spa @ Malisa Villa Suites The Royal Spa The Beach Boutique House The Royal Spa Absolute Patong Ville Resort The Royal Spa At Panta Phang Nga The Royal Spa Borsaen Villa & Spa The Royal Spa Haadson Resort Pattaya Avarin Spa Managed by The Royal Spa Trad The Royal Spa Koh Chang Kacha Resort & Spa
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To Kathu Bypass Rd.
Tesco Lotus Bangkok Phuket Hospital

SAM KONG
To Downtown Yaowarat Rd.

THE ROYAL SPA

Vachira Hospital

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Open daily 10:00 – 22:00 hrs. Tel: +66 (0)76 263222, +66 (0)76 264533 5/10 Chaofa-West Rd., Thumbon Vichit, Muang, Phuket, Phuket 83100 Email: sukko@sukkospa.com Website: www.sukkospa.com

Sukko Cultural Spa
Sukko means "Beyond Happiness". My first feeling when I stepped through the impressive e gates of the Sukko spa was, "I’m in paradise". The Sukko staff are dressed beautifully in traditional Thai style and the spa design, influenced by the ancient Siamese capital, creates a haven of calm yet regal serenity. I felt I had left all my troubles behind.
Chilled out by the soothing background music, my mind was filled with a peaceful wellbeing as I enjoyed the warm traditional welcome (again from Sukko culture) of the ‘Flower Floating Ritual’ – similar to ‘Loy Kratong’, where the idea is to float away past stresses and wish for luck and joy from that moment on. A variety of 40 spa treatments – prepared by Sukko's certified Thai Herbalist and based on ancient Thai medical theory – is offered at Sukko, in packages lasting from 2 hours to 4 hours. Each package has a specific purpose and can be selected to suit your lifestyle or the way you feel on the day. These herbal recipes and procedures have been handed down through generations and are totally free of petrochemicals, synthetic perfumes or colouring. Some of the herbs and spices are grown in Sukko’s own herb garden and picked just for your treatment, ensuring they are as fresh as can be. I was pampered with the “Be Balanced” package; a 3 hour experience that left me feeling relaxed and refreshed. This three-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 awakening your sense. The scrub was followed by Sukko Special Body Massage, performed by hands, using finger pressure on energy points and smooth strokes along energy lines. During the movements of the massage, the molecules of essential oils in Sukko elegant aromatic massage oils will be absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream to benefit the nervous system and other parts of the body. “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 Element". For those who want to exercise, the Suk Sanan Club provides a myriad of fitness opportunities, including ‘Rue Sri Dat Ton’ (the hermit self stretching), a traditional Thai exercise or, for something more strenuous, try ‘Thai Martial Arts’, a traditional and effective art of self-defense. Sukko Spa, one of Phuket’s most luxurious spas, is located on Chaofa Road just 30 minutes from Phuket International Airport, 10 minutes from Phuket Town, 30 minutes from Kata or Karon Beach and 20 minutes from Patong Beach. It is creatively designed in a contemporary Thai style, set amongst 15 rai (6 acres) of luxuriously landscaped tropical forest.
“The Best Spa In Southeast Asia”

Some treatments & packages at Sukko Spa
Heaven of Silk 180 min The particles of Thai silk powder are so small that they can be easily absorbed through the skin, helping to nourish and maintain it completely. This is a four-step treatment with Royal Thai Silk Body Mask, Wild Honey Milk Floral Bath, Aromatherapy Body Massage, Royal Thai Silk Facial Spa and Tea for Time. Luxurious Desire 240 min

Steam/Jacuzzi, Golden Sugar Body Scrub, Wild Honey Milk Bath, Jasmine Night Aromatherapy, Body Massage, Royal Thai Silk Facial Treatment, Stimulating Foot Massage, Tea for Time Romance Holiday Half Day

Creating the ultimate love space for each other is a magical essence of love that will be a delightful reminder of your romantic holiday in Phuket. Start with a traditional “Sukko” culture and be welcome by “Flower Floating Ritual” : Float away the past stress and plan for the new bliss; “Thai Floral Water Greeting Ritual” Delightful ritual to wish you luck and joy; “Thai Element for Time Drink”; Balance the “Lom” – Wind Element, Spa consultation for “Love Celebration Package“: Steam & Jacuzzi Service, Golden Sugar Body Scrub, Rose of Love Aromatic Bath, Siam Jasmin Aromatherapy Body Massage, Exclusive Royal Thai Silk Facial Treatment, Thai Floral Water Body Spray, Relax with Tea for Time and Healthy Snack, including of Dinner “Seafood Basket” with Wine at the Suk Savoey Spa Cuisine. Buy 1 Get 4 Buy Any Spa Package 180 min (Start from 4,000 THB/person) 1. Spa Package 180 min/person 2. Free roundtrip transfer from & to your hotel (Phuket area only) 3. Free European Set Menu at Suk Savoey Spa Cuisine 4. Free 1 gift set of Amartos (Souvenir from Sukko Gallery) Remark: Special promotion for internet booking with full pre-payment only www.sukkospa.com • Valid until 31th March 2012

Location To Phuket Town
Kwang Rd.
Island Furniture & The Courtyard

To Chalong

To Airport
Big-C Central Festival

Chao-fa West Rd. To Kathu

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Open daily 9:00 – 20:00 hrs. Tel: +66 (0)76 271233 10/2 Srisoonthorn Rd., Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83100 Website: www.lemongrasshouse.com

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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.

Bobby Duchowny studied aromatherapy – a healing art that promotes massage, when combined with specific herb and spice oils, as a method to reduce stress, boost energy and heal certain physical ailments – at the American Aromatherapy Association. Some years ago while on holiday in Thailand, he visited an organic farm in Petchaboon province and became interested in the natural healing properties of Thai herbs and spices. “I was particularly attracted to lemon grass as it was used in many popular Thai foods, as a medicine for stomach disorders and even as a repellent for mosquitoes,” he recalls. Bobby used lemon grass as his signature herb to create a line of essential oils, face and body creams, shower gels and bath crystals, which he and his wife Palita sold at Bangkok’s world-famous Weekend Market. What started, several years ago, as a modest enterprise has blossomed into a successful operation offering over 90 oils and a wide range of body care products through many outlets, as well as supplying many of Thailand’s top resorts and spas with aromatherapy oils. “Our advantage is that we produce the freshest spa products and our stock is never kept longer than three months; using fresh spa products can be likened to eating fresh food rather than processed food.”

Based on his years of experiences at some of the top spas in Southeast Asia, Bobby has developed a full line of healthy skin care products. For example, his hydrating face and body creams have 25 per cent aloe vera, white orchid and cucumber extracts. And he’s developed a revitalizing mineral muscle soak made from Andaman Sea salt crystals, blended with white orchid and chamomile extracts, to help draw out impurities and soothe and revive tense muscles. “People are sensitive to different scents at different times of day. It’s a good idea to get a variety of essential oils and experiment with what smells and feels good to you,” he says. “Our aromatherapy massage and body oils can be either uplifting or calming to the spirit. They’re carefully balanced handblended oils created by adding pure essential oils to nourishing, vitamin E enriched, sweet almond and jojoba base oils. Lemongrass has won many awards, including Condé Nast Hot List 2007, and has been featured in several top magazines, including Time Magazine’s “Best of Asia”. According to Time, “If you want to smell like no one else, try mixing a selection from the more than 90 natural scents at Lemongrass House.” Lemongrass House is located in Cherngtalay, Surin Beach and Chalong, where you can buy their full range of spa products at modest prices, making perfect gifts for friends and family who can enjoy the aromatic scents of Asia in the privacy of their homes – no matter where in the world they live.
Location To Laguna Hotels
SURIN BEACH

Lemongrass House
To Tha Reua
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CHALONG CIRCLE
To Kata To Rawai

Lemongrass House
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Open Daily 11:00 – 20:00 Tel: +66 (0)76 314211 The Nine Plaza, 327 M.3 - Baan Bangtao, Cherngtalay, Talang, Phuket 83100 facebook.com/beautystudiophuket Website: www.phuketbeautystudio.com

Beauty Studio
"Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever” Johann W. von Goethe - In Beauty Studio while you relax, our trained and professional staff will pamper you and help to manifest your inner beauty, showing to the outside world the best of you.

After more than 15 years in the beauty industry, Panisa Thinkohyao, has decided to bring her life’s dream to life and has opened Beauty Studio. More than a simple beauty saloon, at Beauty Studio, in addition to standard services, such as Hair care, Nail care, waxing and Nail art, we offer a set of body treatments or packages with a combination of high quality products and highly trained staff, fluent in English and highly experienced in their speciality. At Beauty Studio we fully understand the importance of feeling comfortable and being able to relax whilst being pampered. Therefore after being greeted with a warming Thai smile from our staff, you will be served a hot aromatized hand towel and accompanied to your service station or treatment room. While relaxing ready for your treatment you will have a choice of using an iPad 2 for internet access or games if you wish and a selection of the best Cappuccino, Espresso or Americano coffee from the famous Italian illy café. Our Beauty Saloon is the first in Phuket to offer to customers internet online booking and you can keep up to date on promotions, offerings and beauty tips by following us on our facebook page.

Some treatments & packages at Beauty Studio
15% discount if you bring your copy of this magazine Rejuvenating Pleasure 60 min

An amazing facial treatment that includes: Cleansing & Scrub, Steam, Facial Massage, Mask (Includes arms & legs massages), Moisturizing. Luxurious Miracle 60-90 min

Manicure or Pedicure Renew: Effervescent Soak. Anti Aging Hand or foot serum with Grape Seed & Licorice Extracts Exfoliate: Skin Renewal Scrub. Natural Sugar Scrub with Emollients Revitalize: Rejuvenating Serum. Hand or Foot Soak with Minerals and Brighteners Protect: Finishing Butter. A Skin Massage and Moisturizing Butter Luxury Paraffin Wedding Secrets Depend on Order

The one stop shop for wedding beauty services you do not want to miss! A la carte selection of Bride, Bridesmaid or Guest hair settings, make up, manicure and pedicure.
Location
BANGTAO BEACH
Best Western Premier Resort Dalar Resort Sunwing Resort

Rydges Amora Resort The Residence

To Surin Beach

The Nine Plaza

Beauty Studio
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Open Daily 11:00 - 22:00 hrs. Tel: +66 (0)76 600108 Jungceylon 2nd Floor, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Email: ejshin2000@hanmail.net Website: www.phukethairstudio9.com

Beauty

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

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

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

PATONG BEACH

Soi Bangla Patong Beach Rd

Patong Sai 3 Rd

V.I.P Soi Sansabai

Banzan Market Soi Banzan

HAIR STUDIO 9

Jungceylon

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All other photos (Sai Keaw & Mai Khao beaches) by Lana Willocks & Prasert Chanhom

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Welcome to the Phuket Hot List, a new series highlighting our favourite places around the island. This month, we’re cruising up to Phuket’s often-overlooked Mai Khao area in the island’s Far North to discover an emerging wining and dining scene and a lazy pace of life.
Ten years ago you could explore the back roads of Mai Khao and see nothing but towering coconut trees, fields of pineapple, sleepy villages and the odd shrimp nursery and turtle hatchery. Small herds of water buffalo could be seen soaking in the mud or grazing the lush edges of marshlands, with their constant companions, white egrets, hopping alongside or catching a ride on their backs. These days, however, sprinkled among the orchards and endless casuarina-lined beach are some of the island’s – indeed the world’s – most acclaimed luxury resorts. But for the most part, Mai Khao’s idyllic rural panorama remains. That same quiet Sunday drive, peaceful bike ride or lonely stroll around Mai Khao can still be enjoyed today as it could a decade ago, with the added option of wrapping up a day of exploration with a fabulous meal and cocktails. For now at least, Mai Khao’s been stirred but not yet shaken. And, yes, the buffalo do still roam.
Photos provided by SALA Phuket Resort SALA Phuket Restaurant. Photos by provided Maikhao Dream Villa Resort SALA Phuket wedding. SALA Phuket Restaurant sunset.

Hot eats
Speaking of buffalo, far too many restaurants around Phuket serve meat that’s called beef but looks and tastes more like a buffalo that’s led a hard and famished life. Not so at Dok Bua restaurant in the Maikhao Dream Villa Resort, which is giving beef lovers something to cheer about with a special menu featuring marvellously marbled Wagyu beef every evening from 6pm to 10pm until the end of April. Tataki, consommé and rib eye are among the dishes on offer (from 650 baht), for an added touch of succulence to enjoy with those sunset views. Daytime diners could trek a bit further north to Maikhao Dream’s sister resort on Natai Beach, which has just launched a Sunday Brunch that includes heaps of giant lobsters and a chocolate fountain.
Photos by Dokbua Restaurant

The SALA Phuket Resort, meanwhile, also aims to please the palate with its Fisherman’s Catch barbecue on the last Saturday of each month. With big swimming pools, rubber-tree shaded gardens, and wicker chairs to swing in under the tall casuarina trees, there’s more than a hint of barefoot luxury to indulge in here along with the fine food. This romantic tropical setting could also be why the Sala is so sought-after for weddings, with at least nine wedding events already booked this year. The Sala’s also teamed up with the neighbouring Anantara, JW Marriott and Renaissance resorts to turn Phuket’s north into something of a foodie paradise, with the North Phuket Culinary Arts Festival held last December and a Grapes & Grazing wine maker dinner series planned for four days this July. Details are yet to be revealed but will be posted soon on the website www.northphuket.com.

A more rustic, yet equally divine dining experience is found even further north. Just beyond the Phuket police checkpoint the road swerves westward and runs alongside a row of thatch-hut restaurants serving Thai seafood and ice-cold beer on a stretch of sands called Sai Kaew Beach. The largest and best known is Jakkajan Seafood, especially for its tasty mole crabs (also called sea cicadas), fried with batter or tossed into spicy Thai salads. These are usually caught right at the beach – fresh seafood at its finest! Any of the other restaurant shacks are worth a try, too, if only to indulge in the pleasure of dining while wriggling your toes in the sand.

Sai Keaw crab catching.

Sai Keaw at sunset.

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Hot Sight
The island’s first link to the mainland, Sarasin Bridge, was built in 1967. Last year, a new bridge replaced it, but instead of tearing it down some enlightened officials decided to turn Sarasin into a pedestrian attraction. Converted into a walking promenade, the gleaming white bridge has already hosted local fairs and serves as a shining example of ‘reuse and recycle’ that both locals and visitors can enjoy for free. Be sure to walk over to the mainland and pick up some of the juicy pineapples on sale for as little as three for 10 baht. We hope this idea spreads south, since truly public spaces are hard to find in Phuket.

Hot Cause
Holidaymakers aren’t the ones only to enjoy a welcome escape in Mai Khao. The award-winning Soi Dog Foundation, near Wat Mai Khao, runs the largest private shelter in Thailand for dogs that have been the victims of cruelty and abuse. Many of these dogs are adopted both locally and internationally. At last count, the foundation had sterilised and vaccinated over 36,000 dogs and cats on Phuket. It’s also at the forefront in pushing for animal welfare protection laws and combating the illegal export of stolen pets to Vietnam for dog meat. Soi Dog welcomes visitors from Monday to Friday, 8am-noon and 1-4pm. See www.soidog.org for further details.

Hot Properties
The latest resort to find its way north is the Holiday Inn Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort, only open since September but already racking up some rave reviews on Tripadvisor and elsewhere. Fans of the brand will find this a quiet complement to the long-running and popular Holiday Inn Patong. The Maikhao Dream Villa Resort, meanwhile, has also made a splash, literally, with each of its 22 villas having one (or two!) private pools plus a gigantic shared pool. It celebrates its first anniversary in April.
Photos provided by Holiday Inn Phuket

Hot . . . or Not?
The Phuket Exhibition and Convention Centre has been on the brink of being built for nearly two decades, with the project falling victim to political squabbling time and time again. Finally, last year, a building design was completed, 2.6 billion baht in funding was approved, and a site in Mai Khao’s Tah Chat Chai area was selected. It looked like all systems go. But then a new national government was voted in, massive flooding hit central Thailand, and some officials began to raise questions about the project’s impact on the environment. There are conflicting reports on the reasons for the latest delays, but it looks as though Phuket’s convention centre dreams will remain entangled in Bangkok’s murky political vortex for some time to come. For those who long for an undisturbed patch of sand in Phuket, however, this may be a blessing in disguise.

Maikhao Dream Pool at sunset. (Photos provided by Maikhao Dream Villa Resort)

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With our skilled and motivated ISS staff, we can provide flexible solution that is adapted to every customer's needs. We can design and construct a wide range of Landscaping Service i.e. Design and Construction of Landscaping, Green Area Construction and Plant Relocation, Daily Maintenance tasks to clean and clear. The clients will obtain economies of scale by adding this service. Often, time and resources are wasted because tasks are delegated to a range of different suppliers and partners. ISS Property Services can provide of a long list of services that contribute to optimizing the value of a company’s property services budget. Our services can be combined in innumerous ways, as selected services or as a complete solution focusing on resource optimization, efficiency and systematic planning. As a matter of fact, we can handle all tasks related to the physical environment in and around the premises with highly skilled employees as well as an extensive network of sub-contractors. Our objective is to contribute to the existing property investment by servicing the facilities optimally. ISS Property services is the single solution provider covering all property needs. ISS Facility Services Co., Ltd. 117/9 Moo 5, Tambon Ratsada Amphur Muang, Phuket 83000 Tel: +66 (0)83 505 6667 Email: scott.d@th.issworld.com, prapaiporn.s@th.issworld.com Website: www.th.issworld.com
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• Rodent Control
Difference control techniques are used to eliminate rodents. Chemical control using baits, physical control in the from of traps are sticky boards are most commonly deployed. Glue traps are effective alternatives in areas where food sources are abundant and therefore weaken bait attraction. As part of our complete services, regular rodent control inspections are carried out to replace baits and reposition traps and arrange the discreet removal of trapped or dead rodents.

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Your lifestyle choice... Here at BMP we have a great range of custom designed furniture to suit any style and budget. All of our products are built with a water repellent, fire resistant structure designed to provide the maximum resistance to water, heat and humidity, not available anywhere else in Thailand. We guarantee the absolute originality of our products, vouching for the careful, precise work carried out exclusively in our factories around the world under the direct control of highly qualified, skilled workers to bring you the ultimate in… Dream Kitchens Featuring acrylic, ceramic, glass and high gloss lacquer doors and panels to exceed your expectations. We combine the latest technology in panel finishes with an innovative design data base to provide our customers with a spectacular bespoke and unique end product with a low maintenance and superior durability finish. Combine this with our own range of Quartz and Granite work surfaces, as well as leading brand appliances, to make your kitchen, so often the focal point of style and sophistication in any home, stand out from the crowd. Bedroom Bliss The bedroom is the last refuge for anyone with a busy hectic lifestyle. Everyone deserves a little luxury in their life, so why not let your desires run free in your most treasured space. Here at BMP we have the means to make you feel relaxed and refreshed when you interact with our products. Soft close functions on all of our hardware and smooth tracking systems for sliding doors For more information or to see our vast range of products, please contact the branch nearest you… B.M.P. Phuket 99/34 Moo 5 Chalermprakiet R9 Rd., T. Rassada, A. Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand Tel: +66 (0)76 255340-1 Fax: +66 (0)76 255339 Email: bmpthai@yahoo.com B.M.P. BKK 2083 Pathanakarn Rd., Suanluang, Bangkok 10250, Thailand Tel: +66 (0)2 720 4206-7 Fax: +66 (0)2 720 4208 Email: bmpbkk@yahoo.com B.M.P. Samui 39/22 Moo 5, T. Meanam, A. Koh Samui, Suratthani 84330, Thailand Tel: +66 (0)81 968 5324 Email: brianna@ipmsamui.com
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with lightweight aluminium frame, make operating things easy. Our series of wall or pole type modular systems can manage larger spaces and our range of waterproof products for the bathrooms will complement any design. Essential living To complete any living environment you need to add the finishing details. Dressing the room and adding the essentials is often where you can really personalize the space and create something unique to you and your home. At BMP you will discover a diverse collection of loose furnishings to complement your living including luxurious leather lounge suites and elegant dining tables as well as essential office and living room furniture for your property.

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2,000 sq m showroom Complete home fit-outs Contract packages to your budget Loose or built-in to your own design Huge selection of flat bamboo furniture Reclaimed teakwood furniture Extensive range indoor outdoor furniture Comprehensive range of patio furniture Sealy, and hotel mattresses Extensive range of fabrics, towels, bed linen Curtains and window blinds
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Discover the best solution for your floor or wall; both exterior and interior
With showrooms in Phuket and Bangkok, our boutiques offer compact, unconfused displays, taking the "bazaar" out of the tile showroom and presenting you with an easy reference point for all your floor and wall solutions. In stock Italian porcelain tiles and the highest quality European certified porcelain tiles from China, providing superior materials for home and office renovations as well as larger commercial, residential and condominium projects. We offer a wide range of solutions to flooring requirements in pricing, whilst maintaining the same high standards of material performance and customer care. After sales services include the supply of accessories and machinery for installation and finishing, and care & maintenance products. Our Phuket showroom is not difficult to find. It is located in an easily accessible area of Cherng Talay, at Wana Park on Srisoonthorn Road, not more than 5 minutes from the Two Heroines Monument. Or if you are on a visit to Bangkok, drop by the showroom at Brighton Place

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Recessed Mounted LED downlight
Two recessed LED lighting systems with unique application possibilities. Great for both vertical and horizontal applications. Venice Recessed LED Lighting The unique design of the Venice recessed LED lighting system reflects light back into the cabinetry while the diffuser cuts glare providing high intensity illumination that’s easy on the eyes. Venice is great for both vertical and horizontal applications. Manila Recessed LED Lighting

Loox LED Lightings
LED light technology is very much the current trend in the market. Customers are looking to find the right brand with a competitive price which has a standard driver and switch that have certified safety approval so that they can create beautiful lighting to enhance their home or office. Information & Features • Input voltage: 12 VDC, 24 VDC, 350 mA, • Use with Loox LED Driver and Loox LED switches • Plug and Play system Advantage of LED • Longer lasting: The LED lights have an extremely long service life of up to 25 years or more than 40,000 to 50,000 hours. • Insensitive: LED’s have an extremely small and robust design. This makes handing easier during furniture construction and transport • Low heat generation: Because of their extremely low power consumption, LED lights generate hardly any heat. • This means that LED lighting systems are particularly suitable for displays. • Energy-saving: LED lights use an impressive 90 percent less power than conventional light bulbs! This means that they can be used to implement modern lighting scenarios in furniture, and still be in line with the energy saving trend. • Powerful: Modern LED lights are bright and have a saturated light colour. They achieve full brightness as soon as they are switched on. LED furniture lighting therefore has a lasting effect at the push of a button. • Rich in variants: LED lights are available in different colours, and can be designed as colour changing lights. This allows the light colour to be coordinated with furniture contents such as exhibits in the best possible way. Loox is the right product for furniture since it is equiped with an international LED driver and complete accessories and control switches.

Manila is a recessed mounted aluminum LED light fitting that reflects diffused light evenly at a 45-degree angle on both sides. Manila’s innovative touch activated option makes it perfect for shelving, for under cabinets and above worktops, bringing high intensity LED lighting to almost any horizontal or vertical surface.

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This very stylish and useful light will add design and d function to any space. It can be used as a wonderful reading light, or even as a flexible spotlight in the bookshelf or storage area. With easy positioning and a fully integrated on/of switch — simply rotating the head — the Loox 2018 Flexible LED light would definitely make any late night reader extremely satisfied.

For more information 81 Moo 5, Chalermprakiet Ror–9 Rd., T. Vichit, A. Muang, Phuket 83000 Tel: +66 (0)76 304460 Fax: +66 (0)76 304468 Web: www.hafele.co.th

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L'ORCHIDÉE VILLAGE

Location
The location of L'Orchidée Village offers home buyers an excellent investment opportunity in a prestigious area of prime real estate. Located on the central west coast, Kalim is directly above Phuket’s premier tourist resort, Patong. Exciting and alive with a resort atmosphere by day and night. Patong and Kalim present International/Thai cuisines, icy cold drinks beside the beach, chic cafes next to beer bars, exquisite galleries and shopping centres. L'Orchidée Village also enjoy immediate and easy access to world-class leisure and lifestyle facilities, such as golf courses, spas, yachting. However the residency's secluded west-facing hillside location ensures complete peace and privacy at all times.

Design & Construction
The broad layout of each three-storey home is a unique adaptation to its tropical surroundings. Open-plan covered and open-air living spaces with kitchen area occupy the top floors alongside the swimming pools.

About the Developer
Buying in L'Orchidée Village is a safe and sound investment in a winning concept which has achieved success in Phuket. Testament to this success is the adjacent fully completed and sold out L'Orchidée Residences, of 27 luxury pool villas in a fully-serviced environment.

Classification
L'Orchidée Village comprises 3 luxury pool villas, from 4 to 5 bedrooms. Price on application.

Management
L’Orchidée Village is a secure, well maintained resort-like environment, operated under the highest standards by L’Orchidée management’s professional property management team. Residents can also enjoy a range of five-star hospitality services and facilities, including a sauna, fitness centre, common swimming pool. In-house services available upon request include housekeeping, laundry and breakfast, plus special function arrangements.

Concept
L’Orchidée Village is a natural arrangement of roofed homes nestled in the hillside, turning this exclusive piece of Phuket bay front into a delightfully unique slice of Mediterranean Provence, making the properties very attractive investments as permanent or holiday homes. Each of the three Mimosa Villa has a unique personality made up of contemporary elements influenced by "l'esprit Provence". The distinctive modern tropical architecture is an unprecedented innovation aimed at making the most of the breezy hillside location.

Contacts A.C.Village Co., Ltd. 13/2, Soi Prabaramee Road - Patong Beach Phuket 83150 Tel: +66 (0)86 950 5893 Fax: +66 (0)76 341612 Email: sales@lorchidee-village.com Website: www.lorchidee-village.com

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WINGS

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Location
Located in quiet, natural surroundings in an historical area of Phuket near Layan and Bangtao beaches, the 28 secluded single-story private homes are akin to a collection of artworks – lovingly designed to offer a sanctuary of peace and inspiration. The bathroom’s skylight is an novel yet practical feature, which keeps the space well lit with sunlight. Set in the garden surrounded by a high wall, the 15sqm swimming pool can be directly accessed from the living area, through full-length sliding glass doors.

Price Range
Starting price from 5.5 million baht.

About the Developer
The Twovillas Group namesake comes from the union of talented architects, interior designer, and property experts. Confident in their vision to create stylish yet practical private pool residences. The Twovillas Group is a team of creative, forward-thinking property developers with a 20-year track record of experience and who have so far created 19 residential environments in Phuket's Naiharn, Bangtao, and Panwa Bay coastal area.

Concept
Wings is a creative boutique collection of one-bedroom pool villas especially suited to trendy singles and couples wanting a private, modern abode.

Space
The homes each cover 137 square metres (sqm) with at least half of the area dedicated to outdoor living, including a 23.48 sqm roof terrace – large enough to easily accommodate a big table with a sun umbrella and deck chairs. The covered parking area for Wings residents provides enough shaded space for one car per unit and is set away from the homes to minimize disturbances. Residents then walk down a pathway to their private villa entrances. Privacy is complete once inside each compact Wings compound, where the elongated 17.6m x 8m arrangement offers a very spacious and functional living environment; separating the living area, bedroom and bathroom, but keeping them well lit with natural light.

Management
The villa rental and management is professionally-run by The Two Villas Holiday management team, ensuring home owners and visitors consistently receive high standards of service.

Contacts Place & Space Co., Ltd. 100/1000 Moo 5, Rassada, Muang, Phuket 83000 Tel: +66 (0)83 595 5255, +66 (0)76 610232 ext.16 Fax: +66 (0)76 610233 Email: wings@twovillas.com Website: www.twovillas.com facebook.com/twovillasfamily

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VISTA DEL MAR
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Location
Vista del Mar development offers a unique lifestyle and investment opportunity in a truly stunning location – in Naithon, one of the best and unspoiled beaches of Phuket, on Naithon’s ‘Golden Mile’, neighbouring several multimillion-dollar developments. Vista del Mar pool villas are carefully nestled on the hilly slope overlooking Naithon between 30 - 70 metres above sea level offering superb sea and sunset views from each villa, just 600 metres from the sea and only 15 minutes from Phuket airport via a scenic hillside road. The lower floor of the villa is perfect for hosting guests with a separate living/ home theatre area and three bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom and large private terrace.

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

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

About the Developer
Vista del Mar has harnessed the talents of its truly international development team with more than 20 years of extensive international experience, ranging from housing projects in Canada, Switzerland and Finland to resorts in South East Asia to very successful chic developments here in Phuket.

Concept
The stylish contemporary design of Vista del Mar was inspired by the great American architect Frank Lloyd Right and his iconic ‘Fallingwater House’. Villas completely open out to a stunning sea and sunset view, and the lush hills behind the villas offer a cooling shade and a shelter…

Management
Villa owners will enjoy full management and rental services, security (24/7), satellite TV and broadband Internet, a children’s playground and Vista del Mar Beach Club with a restaurant right on Naithon Beach.

Space
Vista Del Mar villas are 400 to 700 sqm over two levels. An alluring Feng Shui entrance with waterfalls leads from a covered car park directly to the upper (main) level of your villa. Here you find 12x4 metres private infinity swimming pool, spacious master bedroom, open space kitchen, dining and living areas, all with a fabulous sea view.

Contacts Vista del Mar Phuket 7 Naithon-Sakhu Road, Naithon Beach, Thalang, Phuket Tel: +66 (0)84 840 7624 Fax: +66 (0)76 273051 Email: sales@vistadelmarphuket.com Website: www.vistadelmarphuket.com

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THE EVA BY EVA GROUP

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PROPERTY

Location
Set only 100 metres from the beach front, all units offer uninterrupted sea and island views of the south east coast of Phuket. Set in a tropical landscape, the project is very close to various restaurants, shopping malls, daily fresh seafood market, international schools and one of the best beaches of the island, Nai Harn Beach. The project is located within walking distance to beach front resorts. Easy access to nearby islands with a wide choice of white sandy beaches and Chalong pier.

Price Range
16 sea view houses in a secure estate. Only 3 houses are available with 3 and 4 bedrooms on a 600 sqm built-up area and living area of 357 sqm. Prices range from 20.4 up to 22.4 million Baht.

Specification
3 levels with panoramic sea view roof top, built in Sala, BBQ area, jacuzzi, and the option to install an elevator. The developer has put a lot attention on quality building and finishes. All materials are long lasting and low maintenance cost. The project has been created to be environmentally friendly and gives a lot of possibilities for outdoor activities.

Design & Construction
Phase 1: Completed and sold out. Show unit is available for inspection. Phase 2: Under construction, completion scheduled in Nov, 2012. 30 years construction guarantee.

Contacts Sales Office Soi Friendship, Rawai Tel: +66 (0)89 588 1919, +66 (0)88 756 0382 Email: sales@thai-evagroup.com Website: www.thai-evagroup.com

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EVA BEACH BY EVA GROUP

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

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

Price Range
This 22 villas beach front development offers three design types with 3 - 4 bedrooms. The villas cover 485 sqm - 596 sqm of built up area and 310 - 385 sqm of living space. Prices range from 32.6 up to 46.7 million Baht.

Specification
The developer has put a lot attention on quality building and finishes. All materials are long lasting and low maintenance cost. Teak wood, natural rock, Italian marble, imported Belgium windows and doors, German sanitary items, smart electric control, special Japanese sand spray paint, video call system are standard. The project was created to be environmentally friendly and gives a lot of possibilities for outdoor activities.

Contacts Sales Office Soi Friendship, Rawai Tel: +66 (0)89 588 1919, +66 (0)88 756 0382 Email: sales@thai-evagroup.com Website: www.thai-evagroup.com

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KATA ROCKS

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PROPERTY

Location
Kata Rocks is located right on the oceanfront of Phuket’s favoured west coast, giving the site stunning, uninterrupted sunset views of the Andaman Sea and picturesque Ko Phu island. The development lies between Phuket’s two best beaches and is a 2-minute walk from one of the finest restaurants on the island. and offer the name Kata Rocks. This also provides a fantastic private lounging area right on the sea to compliment the spacious Club House pool, bistro and sunset bar.

About The Developer
The developer behind Kata Rocks is Richard Pope, who for over 20 years has specialized in developing and managing high-end residential projects in London. In 2010, the Kata Rocks Club Penthouse was named “Best Apartment in the World” by the International Property Awards, and in 2011 was named “Best Apartment in Asia Pacific” for the second consecutive year. The architect is award winning Original Vision and the interiors are designed by celebrity interior designer Kelly Hoppen MBE.

Price Range
34 Sky Villas ranging from 1 to 4 bedrooms. All have their own infinity swimming pools and completely uninterrupted sunset views. Prices start from 32 million Baht.

Concept
Kata Rocks is being developed to the highest standards, incorporating the highest levels of luxury, as a private estate with its own oceanfront residential Club House. Our award-winning Sky Villas are a cross between a villa and an apartment. Much larger than most apartments, all feature their own swimming pools and there is a maximum of three units on each block giving the very intimate feel of a villa. The oceanfront Club House will have its own large swimming pool, a bistro and sunset bar. There will also be a luxury spa and gym along with a quiet reading lounge and business center.

Management
Kata Rocks will be offering a very high level of service to its occupants including a full concierge service, chefs for in-home dining, housekeeping, etc. There will also be fully integrated estate management along with a rental and reservation system run in-house to maximize the returns for those owners who wish to rent out their Sky Villas.

Space
Between the gentle slope of the Kata Rocks site and the sea is an impressive granite platform, which is only accessible through Kata Rocks. On this platform, nature has placed some stunning rock boulders, which make the site unique

Contacts Kata Rocks Co., Ltd Tel: +66 (0)76 284750 Email: info@katarocks.com Website: www.katarocks.com

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ANCHAN VILLAS

Location
The site of Anchan Villas has been chosen with care to ensure residents enjoy both the peace and tranquillity of secluded neighbourhood with the convenience and prestige of residing in one of Phuket’s upcoming residential areas, where everything needed for comfortable living is nearby. Anchan Villas are situated in the surrounding neighborhoods of Laguna Village, one of the islands most desirable residential areas. The pristine sands of Bang Tao Beach are near by and Phuket International Airport is just a short drive away. Anchan Villas are well designed only high standard materials are used. Anchan Villas was nominated as “HIGHLY COMMENDED” Best villa Development (Phuket) Thailand Property Awards 2009.

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

Price Range
Price start from 19.7 milion Baht.

Concept
Nestled in one of Phuket most prestigious residential areas against a dramatic mountainous backdrop are nine uniquely exclusive yet affordable single storey villa style homes, each with their own private pool in a gated community. These contemporary Balinese style villas are an ideal investment as a holiday home in the tropics or a permanent residence that offers both the peace and tranquility of a secluded location, while also being a short distance from a pristine coastline with all the modern amenities nearby.

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

Space
Anchan Villas are designed to be specious and airy in an attractive and practical layout. The villa built up area start from 515 to 539 sqm and rest on similarly size plot from 768- 933 sqm. The master bedroom is separated from the main living room. Our standard house plan offer a large swimming pool of 14.5x5 metres and a large wooden terrace which is connected to the living room, master bedroom and the garage. The 2nd and 3rd bedroom are separated for enjoying its own private garden.

Contacts Pearl Island Propery Co., Ltd. Khun Joop Saetiw, Sales Director Mobile: +66 (0)81 797 0552 31/13 Moo. 4, Tambol Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket, 83110 Tel: +66 (0)76 362600-1 Fax: +66 (0)76 362602 Email: info@anchanvillas.com Websites: www.anchanvillas.com

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88 LAND & HOUSES PHUKET

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PROPERTY

Location
88 Land & Houses 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 tourist spots. Easy access to major department stores such as Central Festival, Tesco Lotus, Big C, Index Living Mall and Homepro 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. life at home as here your extraordinary surroundings will transform every day into a perfect holiday with a superbly designed, large and well-appointed home that is designed to feel like a stylish resort, set in a lush and shady tropical oasis and with access to a complete set of modern facilities that is sure to meet your lifestyle requirements.

Specification
Three and four bedroom residences with 3 bathrooms, some with family room and study with maid quarters and all having double car space under cover and with living space from 144 sqm to 200 sqm with balconies and landscaped gardens. Each home is beautifully built and decorated with high quality materials.

Price Range
Prices start from an affordable 5.8 million Baht.

Concept
88 Land & Houses is a secluded residential estate, sitting amid vast verdant green gardens where you can breathe in the luxury of pure air. The estate features just 48 beautiful homes in a pleasant and exclusive social environment, supported by the superior standards of service delivered by Land and Houses.

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.

Space
Sprawling communal gardens, featuring and exercise area and children's playground allow you to maintain a healthy as well as enjoy family fun, whilst state-of-the-art, 24 hour security system complete with CCTV and entrance key cards, makes certain that you are safe at all times. Live a luxury resort-style

Contacts 88 Land & Houses Sales Office 88/1 Moo 5, Chaofa Road West, Chalong, Muang, Phuket 83130 Tel: +66 (0)76 521888, +66 (0)76 383888 Fax: +66 (0)76 521555 Email: info@lhphuket.com Website: www.lhphuket.com

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KARON BUTTERFLY

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

Price Range
The company can offer to the customer a variety of apartment sizes and prices Flower studio apartment start from 2.4m Baht and Butterfly apartment, from 1 to 2 bedrooms, start from 4.2m Baht.

Concept
Karon Butterfly Condominium combines Italian and Thai design, creating a modern style that reflects the best of the two cultures.

one bedroom (some unit in open plan) with garden or balcony. Behind the bedroom is located the bathroom with shower toilet and sink. To access the first and second floor apartments there is a staircase leading to the covered gangway. The flower studio has sea-view or garden-view.

Specification
At the end of February 2010, the first phase of the project was completed: Building F with 9 apartments on the ground floor all with exclusive gardens. The first floor units all have a balcony where you have the possibility to install a jacuzzi aromotherapy. The second floor units have, over the balcony, the possibility to have an exclusive roof area. The second phase of the project, Building G where there will be 6 apartments all have the following facilities - 300 sqm swimming pool with jacuzzi, fitness and wellness centre. At the end of January, begining of February 2011, building "G" was completed. In our project, "Karon Butterfly", it was thought to accomplish in building "E", a different type of apartment called "Flower Studio". They are apartments on three levels, from 35 to 57 square metres and consist of a kitchen corner with

About The Designers
The Italian Studio Tecnico Associato Architetti Rubelli e Gussago (segreteria@ architettirubelliegussago.it) has worked together with Thai architects SRYT ikon STUDIO (sryt@windowslive.com) to design the project. See www. architettirubelliegussago.it for details of other projects undertaken.

Contacts SUER Real Estate Co., Ltd Patak Rd., Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100 Tel/Fax: +66 (0)86 471 3791 Mobile: +66 (0)81 892 0247 Pok 089 973 1863 Email: sales@karonbutterfly.com Gianluca 084 923 2953 Email: margianlu@hotmail.it Website: www.karonbutterfly.com

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RAWAI : A rare opportunity to own a piece of absolute beachfront real estate. This private pool villa is directly on the beach looking out across Chalong Bay with 3 bedrooms, 2 living areas, and maid's quarters.

KAMALA : A large 3-bedroom villa on a huge 2,264 sqm plot with established gardens. Upstairs is a vast living and entertaining area while the bedrooms are downstairs, opening out to a 20m free-form pool.

KATHU : 4 bedroom private pool villa located in an exclusive development close to golf courses, the BIS, marinas, and shopping at Phuket Town. The property has been customized to a high specification with many extras.

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CAPE PANWA : Fabulous 4 bedroom luxury villa in a gorgeous and peaceful location on a private headland, boasting uninterrupted breathtaking sea views looking out towards the islands on the southeast coast.

BANGTAO : A stunning 4-bedroom private pool villa occupying a prime location on the island's northwest coast close to the Laguna complex and only 1 kilometre to Bangtao Beach.

AO POR : 4-bedroom beachfront villa with private pool set in a quiet area near the Ao Por Grand Marina on a huge 2,400 sqm plot with superb island views. A simply stunning east coast property.

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Sea View Condo

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26m THB

RAWAI : 3-bedroom tropical garden villa with a 8 x 3 m private swimming pool. The ground floor consists of large living room with high ceiling, the villa is fully-furnished to a high standard and ready to move in.

KATA : Stylish 2-bedroom condo with foreign freehold title set on a hillside boasting stunning sea views overlooking Kata and Koh Pu island. The unit comes fully furnished and with many upgrades.

LAGUNA : 4-bedroom villa with private pool situated within the exclusive Laguna Phuket five-star resort complex, within walking distance to many shops and restaurants and within a short drive to Bangtao Beach.

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10.9m THB

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4.5m THB

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RAWAI : Brand new single-storey pool villa near Rawai Beach with private pool and landscaped garden built to very high standards not normally found in this price range. Furniture package included!

KAMALA : One-bedroom top floor unit boasting a total living area of 80 sqm with foreign freehold title and a large terrace which is ideal for entertaining, and a spacious openplan living area. Offered fully furnished.

CHALONG : Lovely 3 bedroom pool villa located in an exclusive estate in Chalong. Ideal for a family residence, this villa is in excellent condition and has an office which can be converted to a fourth bedroom.

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Orchid Villas

7.5m THB

Moon Terraces 2

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from 42m THB

Casa Sakoo

from 7.2m THB

KAMALA : Located in a renowned residential area of Kamala. This housing project is set to be completed in April 2012. The building techniques and materials used are new technologies, as such, it is well worth a look at!

WEST COAST : Oceanfront homes with lavishly high-quality finishing at only 5 minutes to town and at half the prices of what's on the west coast! Small beach access and boat mooring available... What more can you want?

NAITHON : Are you looking for a peaceful environment for you and your family? This lakeside development might be just for what you need! 1.8km from Naithon Beach, which is one of the most beautiful on the island. Don't miss out!

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5.9m THB

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from 3.5m THB

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KAMALA : Walking distance to Kamala Beach, this convenient property is an attractive investment giving high-rental potential and resale value. Comprising 2 beds, private pool and rooftop access. A perfect holiday investment.

KATHU : Conveniently located in the center of Phuket, at only 3 minutes from the main shopping centers and 12 minutes to Patong Nightlife. Condos here are spacious and well appointed, all offering amazing views of lush greenery.

PATONG : If Patong is where you want to live then this is where you'd want to sleep! Very conveniently located project by a reputable developer, only minutes to anywhere in Patong. Great rental potential and under construction!

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Kata Seaview Condo

5.2m THB

Great Investment

from 3.1m THB

Buena Vista Patong

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KATA : Here is an attractive investment property offering high rental yields. This 49 sqm 1 bedroom condo offers views overlooking Kata and the ocean. Easy access from the parking and 1 floor away from the pool. Fully furnished.

KAMALA : Conveniently situated within Kamala's hillside yet only walking distance to Kamala Beach, this new investment opportunity offers a fresh new design concept that prioritizes green space and healthy living.

PATONG : Luxury properties with very high rental yields of up to 20% per annum. This is one of the best investments available in Patong as it is located in an already established estate with above of 85% yearly average occupancy!

Jungceylon Booth
PATONG : Located in the biggest mall of bustling Patong, our stands are located at each end of the complex and staff there will be sure to assist you as best they can. Schedule an appointment with them and we will come meet you.

Kata Beach Information Centre
KATA : Located on Kata Beach, our information centre allows you to have all your real estate related questions answered. Computers and Wifi has been made available free of charge, for your convenience.

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PHUKET CITY : Do visit us at our information stand in Central (2nd Fl. by the banks). Our representatives will happily provide you with all the details on what's available and guide you throughout the process of investing here.

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The Heights from 200,000 THB/month
KATA : Luxury penthouse apartment with incomparable views. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a private lap pool. Fully furnished. Available to rent either long term or short term.

Layan Villa from 150,000 THB/month
LAYAN : Luxurious 4 bedroom villa in a prestigious development only a short two minute walk from the beautiful beach of Bang Tao Bay in the Laguna resort area of Phuket.

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from 90,000 THB/month

KATA : This is a fully furnished 2 bedroom apartment (210 sqm) at The Aspasia in Kata with stunning ocean views in all bedrooms. The apartment comes with private car park and has direct beach access.

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Kalim Bay

80,000 THB/month

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KARON : 1 to 2 bedroom fully furnished apartment available for daily rentals and or long term stay. Facilities include swimming pool, fitness gym and club house. Secured estate.

KALIM : 165.78 sqm, totally built, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fantastic view of Kalim and Patong Beach, the apartment comes with private plunge pool. Fully furnished as well as internet and cable connections available.

SURIN : 3 bedroom pool villa with modern furnishings, located in secured estate and just a few minutes walk to the beach. Long term rental available.

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Loch Palm

150,000 THB/month

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SURIN : Luxury seaview pool villa with complete modern facilites and daily maid service. Villa is also available for long term rentals at an affordable price.

KATHU : The house is quite large having 4 to 6 bedrooms, twin undercover car parking, separate maids room and store room as well as spacious garden and a beautiful view of Loch Palm Golf course.

KATHU : Baan Suan Loch Palm is ideally located on the edge of Loch Palm Golf Club. It's just a few minutes drive to British International School. This is a fully furnished 3 bedroom pool villa. Long tern lease only.

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Laguna

120,000 THB/month

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45,000 THB/month

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LAGUNA : Asian modern style villa especially designed for luxury getaways. Close to the beautiful beach of Nai Harn. The villa is built to the highest standards having 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, large swimming pool and sala.

BOAT LAGOON : Modern water front town homes in the popular Boat Lagoon. 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and an office. Each home has a 6 metre private boat berth and also comes with membership to the Boat Club at Boat Lagoon.

BANGTAO : Les Palmares has 14 villas completed and are all residential. Villa number 5 (3 bedrooms) is fully furnished and comes with internet connection, cable TV, washing machine and maid service.

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Ocean View Apartment

8.9m THB

Waterfront Living

16m THB

Beachfront Living

7.9m THB

KATA BEACH : Luxurious fully furnished one bedroom 85 sqm apartment with stunning ocean views overlooking Kata Beach. Walk to the beach.

ROTAL PHUKET MARINA : A truly special foreign freehold, 2 bedroom pool deck condo with marina views from the sought after sold out Phase 1 condominiums at Royal Phuket Marina, Thailand's only 5-star marina development.

KATA : Very large, light and bright one bedroom condo at The Aspasia for resale. Corner unit with many upgrades and extended living area out to the terrace. Only 100 metres to Kata Beach. Motivated seller.

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East Coast Views

9m THB

Stunning Ocean Views

9.5m THB

Ocean View Villa

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AO PO : Just reduced by 3 million Baht! Spacious 2 bedroom 160 sqm ocean view condominium in a low density development. Fully furnished and ready to move right in. Must sell.

RAWAI : Just reduced by 1.5 million Baht. One of Phuket's best ocean views, this lavishly appointed 2 bedroom condo overlooks Chalong Bay and the islands. Corner unit on the 6th floor of a 7 storey building. Must see!

SURIN : A beautiful traditional Thai style luxury villa with fabulous ocean views perched high above Surin Beach in an exclusive secure estate. The centerpiece is a deep blue infinity pool offering breathtaking sea views.

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The Heights Penthouse

55m THB

The Heights Resale

26m THB

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KATA : A fabulous 420 sqm duplex penthouse unit on the very top row of The Heights development is available for private resale. Incomparable views and comes with the coveted foreign freehold title.

KATA : Stunningly beautiful 2 bedroom 2 bathroom 220 sqm B unit with the coveted foreign freehold title available for private resale. Fully furnished. Great investment and rental property.

KATA : 2 bedroom 2 bathroom 195 sqm foreign freehold C unit available for private resale. Wonderful ocean views, fully furnished and ready to move right in.

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The Bay at Cape Yamu

59m THB

Walk to the Beach

35m THB

Absolute Beachfront

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CAPE YAMU : Fabulous resale of a spacious 4 bedroom villa ideally situated on the peninsula of Cape Yamu, this elegant seaside community of just 16 villas boasts some of the finest views in Phuket.

NAITHON : A very spacious 324 sqm 4 bedroom duplex penthouse only a stone throws away from beautiful Naithon Beach. The unit spans the second and third floors and features sea views from the top floor.

CAPE YAMU : This majestic oceanfront villa with private beach sits on a vast 5,000 sqm lot and is an ideal family or holiday home. Nestled on a peninsula on the east coast's most exclusive development at Cape Yamu.

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Beachfront Land

18.5m THB total

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YAMU (L683) : 1.87 rai of beachfront land with views over Phang Nga Bay, 33 metres of beach frontage. Close to the Cape Yamu project. Freehold/Chanote title.

SURIN : A 6-bedroom villa with superb panoramic sea views set in a secured development with its own entrance at the end of a private road. Special price available until 16th March 2012 only.

SURIN : A luxury Thai-style villa located just above Surin Beach in the Ayara Surin housing estate on Phuket’s west coast. It has panoramic views of the Andaman Sea from every room.

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Beachfront Land

16m THB/rai

Pool Villas

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Baan Thai Surin Hills from 50,000 THB/night
SURIN : This luxurious 6-bedroom private pool villa is located on Surin Hill, with breathtaking sea views over the beaches of Surin and Bang Tao.

YACHT HAVEN (L628) : Good flat beachfront land with views across Phang Nga Bay. This land site has separate plots for sale and there are also plans for a villa development. Freehold / Nor Sor 3 Kor title. Fitness facilities.

PAKLOK : 5-7 bedroom villas in a small community. These homes have been built with care and are well proportioned with a dual aspect. Convenient location near PIA International School. Offers good potential for rental income.

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20m THB/rai

Marina Complex

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NATAI (L182) : This land has direct access to the beach and a public road, with infrastructure. Freehold/Chanote title.

KOHKAEW : A very pleasant development within the marina area and close to the lagoon and boating facilities. Single floor villa with private swimming pool, 3 bedrooms/4 bathrooms, living area approx. 320 sqm.

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BANG TAO : Lakewood Villa is a luxurious 4-bedroom contemporary Thai-style residential development located on a hilltop to offer you panoramic views of the Bang Tao and Laguna areas on the west coast of Phuket.

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CAPE PANWA (L948) : Hillside land with stunning sea views overlooking Makham Bay. It lies next to the public road and is surrounded by apartment & housing developments. Freehold/ Nor Sor 3 title.

CAPE YAMU : A 3-bedroom townhouse designed for the ultimate in relaxation, with a three-hole golf course, communal swimming pool and tennis court in your own garden. Offered fully furnished and upgraded to higher quality fittings.

CAPE PANWA : A choice of four tastefully decorated 2-bedroom apartments with sea views located on Cape Panwa. Perfect for relaxing in the utmost comfort at home.

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3.5 m THB

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4.3m THB

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5.8m THB

PATONG : 42-44 sqm. Newly completed condo project with prim location in the heart of Patong. Very good rental return. Full facilities: rooftop communal pool, gym, panoramic sea view clubhouse, security. Sea view (SC032)

KATHU : 73 sqm. One bedroom pool view condo located next to golf course with great facilities of communal pool, gym with roof top Jacuzzi, BBQ and golf putting. Tranquil area, easy to get around. Garden View (SC036)

PATONG : 95 sqm, completed condominium, ready to move in. Convenient location, near all Patong amenities. Facilities, rooftop-sea view communal pool, 24 hr estate security, CCTV. City view (SC038)

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SURIN : 31.93-128.21 sqm., fully completed project. Fully furnished and ready to move in. One of the few projects in Surin. Facilities: communal pool, gym, parking, estate security. Mountain view (SDPC019)

NAKALAY : 75-129 sqm. Newly modern condo project within few steps to the beautiful sandy beach, tranquil area. Great rental return. Full hotel facilities and ready to move in with just luggage. Partly Sea view (SC002)

KALIM : 87-107 sqm. Beach front and sea view condominium- Tropical Thai Design with great record of rental incomes. Walking distance to beach and restaurants and amenities. Sea view (SDPC032)

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PATONG : 280 sqm. Homey 3 storey hillside with panoramic sea view of Patong Bay. Secure and convenient location and only a few minutes away from Patong’s amenities. Good value for money! Sea view (SH034)

PATONG : 469 sqm, newly completed private pool villa with tropical garden. High quality of material and construction. Convenient location with few minutes driving to all amenities and to the beach. Mountain view (SV059)

PATONG : 31.77 sqm. Hotel managed. Fully furnished with modern design. Excellent rental return. Full hotel facilities included roof top pool bar. Located right in the heart of Patong. Partly sea view (SC031)

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SURIN : 153 sqm. 2 bedrooms fully furnished within resort managed in up market Surin Beach. Full facilities, communal pool, gym, covered parking, 24 hr security and walking distance to Surin beach. Sea view (SC035)

KARON : 156 sqm, completed condominium with sea view from the living room. Prime location in Karon with all amenities nearby. Facilities include communal pools, gym, club house, restaurant, parking. Seaview (SC025)

PATONG : 1 Rai. Rare opportunity for small lots on the hill side with Paton city view as well as sea view. Facilities ;access to public water and electricity (SL013)

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From Russia with Love
(or how I came in from the cold)

Growing up in the north-west of England during the Cold War era on a diet of Hovis and Emma Peel, my only thoughts of an Anglo-Russian alliance were based purely on James Bond’s liaison with Tatiana Romanova, the beautiful Soviet Embassy clerk in From Russia with Love. Having been coerced into believing she had been recruited by the KGB on a mission to seduce Bond, she had actually been fooled by Spectre into taking part in an assassination plot to kill him. Needless to say the suave British Secret Agent won the heart of the Russian beauty foiling the dastardly plot in the process. Just as well or we'd have missed 40 more years of 007 and he's still going strong. From that date on I imagined all Russian girls to look like Tatiana. And to be fair a lot of them do! I could never have imagined then that the day would arrive when I would be actively seeking a Russian alliance to assist with our increasing numbers of Russian clients. I had interviewed several Tatiana look-alikes in my quest for the right persons and as enticing as those long legged lovelies were I knew they would not be suitable for the job, well not the job I had in mind anyway. Finally I was introduced to Sergey, the owner of a company aimed purely at the Russian market, and a partnership arrangement was struck. Tropical Homes RE would supply the expertise in the Phuket real estate market and Sergey would give us the line of communication we needed to target the Russian market more effectively. In the deal we also got George, or Georgey, a very talented young Russian guy with an unparalleled knowledge of English, so much so we were all convinced he had been educated in the UK or US but no, he had lived on a diet of American and British movies and pop culture. The reason I am now relating this is because I have discovered I really like Russians. They’re funny and self deprecating and not at all the rude and arrogant people I had been led to believe. I think the problem many people have is when they encounter a Russian who can’t speak English and, as many cannot, the awkwardness caused by the lack of communication is taken as rudeness. This is ignorance caused by misunderstanding, a bit like the early explorers when they encountered the natives for the first time. Sure there will be some rude Russians but no more than there are rude English, and French, and Americans, and….. Another thing I have discovered is that Russians don’t really trust, of all people, Russians! This was recently brought home to me a couple of weeks ago when I was contacted by a young lady from Moscow who spoke reasonably good English. She said I had been recommended to her so upon discovering she was Russian I suggested she might want to be accompanied by George, a fellow comrade so to speak.

Most definitely not she replied and when I caught up with her she said she didn’t trust Russians. When I recalled the episode to George he said he didn’t blame her. I think it’s a combination of reasons, one being the Russians are relatively new to the overseas real estate market, any real estate market for that matter, so they don’t believe a Russian agent can have a thorough knowledge and expertise in it, but maybe more importantly they are more than a little afraid of being ripped off! The problem lies in corruption in Russia. In Russia corruption starts at the top and filters down through society to the point it becomes part of everyday life. It has now become so endemic in Russian society nobody trusts anybody anymore. Russia’s not on its own in this respect of course but it seems a shame. Imagine a Brit or a Frenchman saying he preferred not to deal with a fellow countryman, it wouldn’t happen. More enlightening I have learned a great deal from my Russian chums in a few short months. I had been familiar with past tales of Russian people queuing for bread and groceries but I didn’t expect young George to remember it. As a young boy he would queue for bread every day and milk every 3 days carrying his 3 litre container with him because that was all his family were allowed to have. That was just 25 years ago. Today they are queuing to buy Premier League teams and Superyachts and are doing more than a little to fuel the residential market in Phuket. After centuries of oppression they, like their Chinese comrades, are seeking the luxuries of life we in the west have taken for granted and they are seeking it with a passion. I know there are those who are afraid of the Russian invasion, not the same invasion we were afraid of when I was the young man watching From Russia with Love, but of Phuket becoming overrun by Russians but I, as another farang, say welcome them with open arms. With 250 million of them within a 7 hour flight you better get used to it, they are here to stay!

David Wade is a Director of Tropical Homes Real Estate with offices in Kata Beach and Laguna Tel: +66 (0)81 787 1108, +66 (0)81 808 8896 Email: david@tropical-homes.net

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in Patong

“Closest Beach Condominium”

The Charm Residences
are perfect for both short stay holidaymakers as well as long-term residents, oering a wide selection of amenities that cater to people of all ages. The most attractive amenity is the rooftop sun deck and innity pool with lounge and dining area. There is a fitness center on site for the active and health conscious. For those who prefer a bit more pampering there is a Charm Spa complete with massage tables and trained massage therapists, parking and 24 hour security. There is wireless Internet throughout the resort plus each unit has its own private balcony. The resort is landscaped with water features and fully serviced with reception and housekeeping services.

Nominated “BEST CONDO DEVELOPMENT (Phuket)” THAILAND PROPERTY AWARDS 2011

The location
is the strongest selling point of the entire project. The proximity of the resort to Patong Beach, Phuket’s best-known beach, is what makes this resort special. Patong Beach has virtually no other developments that are within 80 meters to the beach and are available for outright ownership, making this a unique opportunity for investors. The location will not only strengthen the ability to rent the units once completed, but will also strengthen the potential for capital growth as there are few locations that are as close to the beach as this project.

The quality
is seen by its attention to detail in the design components of the resort, including the tropical architecture and the contemporary interior décor. The individual units have large beds and wardrobes, pantry and dining facilities, spacious bathrooms with tube and showers, a lounge are with a couch and entertainment center plus a writing desk.

For further information, kindly contact or visit our Sales Office 200/24 Patong Beach Front Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket Thailand 83150 Tel: +66 (0)76 344499 Fax: +66 (0)76 344944 Email: info@thecharmphuket.com facebook.com/thecharmresidence

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GREEN HILL RESIDENCES

Location
Green hill residences is located at Rawai Beach set only 100 metres from the beach front. Set in tropical landscape, the project very close to various restaurants, shopping mall, daily fresh seafood market and one of the best beaches of the island, Nai Harn Beach.

Price Range
Prices 36 million baht.

Concept
Green Hill Residences sits amid vast verdant green gardens where you can breathe in the luxury of pure air. The estate is just 9 beautiful houses in an exclusive social environment.

Specification
Th Three storey house in Thai style with 4 b d h i Th i l i h bedrooms with 5 b h i h bathrooms, family room, fitness room, private pool and community pool. Living space 434 sqm, outdoor space 263 sqm, Land size 736 sqm. High quality building and finishes. Teak wood doors and windows with Teak wood roof, Maka wood floor, American standard sanitary items, High quality of appliances in kitchen.

Rawai House Co., Ltd 86/14 Moo 2 Viset-Nai Harn Rd, T. Rawai, A. Muang, Phuket 83000 Tel: +66 (0)76 388768 Mobile: +66 (0)81 090 4040 Email: rawai_house@yahoo.com
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FOREIGNERS WORKING IN THE KINGDOM: A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE LAW GOVERNING WORK PERMITS

Thailand is one of Asia’s premier destinations for foreign investors and expatriate workers. Like most countries, however, employers and foreign employees must comply with a set of laws governing the employment of nonThai nationals in the Kingdom. This article will provide an overview of those laws, and specifically, the rules governing work permits. Work Permits Generally Thailand’s primary law governing foreigners working in the Kingdom is the Alien Working Act (2008) (the “AWA”). The AWA requires that nearly all foreigners be issued a work permit by the Department of Employment of the Ministry of Labor in order to legally work in Thailand. Only diplomatic staff and those granted special permission by the Thai government, and other special personnel are exempted from the requirement. To apply for a work permit, the foreigner must either have legal residence in Thailand, or be authorized to stay in the country temporarily (e.g. pursuant to a non-immigrant business visa). Alternatively, an employer in Thailand may apply for a pre-approved work permit on behalf of a foreign employee while that employee remains outside of Thailand. Importantly, in most cases, a foreigner will not be issued a regular work permit if he or she entered the country via a tourist visa. A typical easily understandable example of a quandary relating to temporary stays and work permits is that of a visiting foreign musician or band planning to perform in Thailand. Such activities are generally deemed work, and require the appropriate permits. Work permits are valid for a maximum of two years. However, permits are often issued for one year until the foreigner has been working continuously for a number of years and the employer can prove the employee’s income and/or tax payments meet a certain threshold, and that the position is on a managerial level. In such cases, the authorities may be more generous with the time they grant. Before the work permit expires, the foreign worker must apply for renewal, and can continue to work until a decision is made on the renewal. It should be noted, however, that prior to the first issuance of a work permit, the foreigner cannot work in anticipation of being granted a permit. If employment is terminated, the permit must be returned to the relevant authority where the employer is situated. Moreover, an employer is obligated to notify the local authority upon the termination of the foreign employee. If the employer fails to do so, the authorities may not approve new work permits for new foreign employees. Foreign workers are only permitted to conduct work within the field and position that is stated on the work permit. Moreover, a foreigner is only allowed to work for the employer that is stated on the permit and in a specific geographic location. Any change must be reported to the authorities. If a foreigner is found to be working in contravention to what is stated on the permit, the authorities can issue a revocation and the employee will be subject to a fine. Criteria for Work Permit Approval Under Ministerial Regulations issued by the Ministry of Labor, there are certain criteria that authorities must consider when deciding to issue a work permit. Some of these criteria include the political, religious, economic, and social situation in Thailand at the time of application; the availability of Thais to perform the work; and the overall benefit to Thailand by issuing the work permit. Examples of benefits include, among others, creating employment opportunities for Thais; and contributing to the country’s economic development.

Employer requirements Employers that wish to employ foreign nationals must also meet certain requirements. Thai-incorporated employers, for example, must have a minimum paid-up capital of 2,000,000 THB. Generally, one foreign worker can be employed per 2,000,000 THB in paid up capital, but such companies may only employ a maximum of 10 foreigners. Foreign-incorporated employers operating in Thailand can employ foreigners if they remit and invest a minimum of 3,000,000 THB in Thailand. Such employers are permitted to employ one foreigner for every 3,000,000 THB. However, if a foreign employee is legally married to a Thai spouse, the capital and/or investment requirements are decreased. The 10 work permit-limit may be exceeded under special conditions. For example, more than 10 foreign nationals may be employed if the employer paid at least 3,000,000 THB in taxes in the preceding year; or, the employer employs at least 100 Thais; or, the employer works in the tourist sector and brought at least 5,000 tourists to Thailand the previous year; or other limited circumstances. Additionally, there are special provisions for employment of foreign employees who have certain specialized skills under Board of Investment (“BOI”) rules, or in specific industries. However, it is important to note that an employer must genuinely employ Thai workers. Employing Thai workers under ambiguous titles, such as “advisers”, or using nominee employees through accounting or other companies, may draw scrutiny and investigation for illegal activities by the authorities. Conclusion Work permits are an important, but often overlooked or misunderstood component to doing business in Thailand. The statutory penalties for working without a permit are stiff – violations are considered criminal acts, and may include fines and even prison. Moreover, companies that hire foreign workers in contravention of the law may run afoul of the authorities, and have difficulty continuing to do doing business in the Kingdom. As such, it is vital that both employees and employers be aware of the regulations governing work permits and the legal employment of foreign nationals.

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SocialonPhuket What WAS in Phuket
Sansiri launches dCondo Kathu South Korean Ambassador Visits Radisson Blu Plaza Resort Phuket
South Korean Ambassador H.E. Lim Jae Hong (centre) was warmly welcomed by Marco Seiler (left), General Manager of Radisson Blu Plaza Resort Phuket Panwa Beach together with Den Ferdinand V. Navarro (right), Director of Sales and Marketing. (Third from left) Suriya Wannabuit, Executive Vice President, Project Management and Marketing Department of Sansiri Public Company Limited with his team.

Opening of Simon Star Show

Red Night and Oscar on the Beach Party @ Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket
(Right) Tim Berger, General Manager Consumer Products Division of L’Oreal Thailand with Ann Thongprasom, Famous Actress and a Brand Ambassador of L’Oreal Paris.

Official Opening of the Andaman Ocean Safaris Dive Center

(From left) Kanitta Thongsanoe, Sales & Marketing Manager of Alanna Yamu; Petcharat Petkongtong, Human Resources of Serenity Resort & Residences; Wariya Chattay, Business Development Manager of Simon Group; Pathum Krapheenok, Marketing & Event Manager for Serenity Resort & Residences and Anirut Kongthup, Marketing Executive of Sea & Sky Condominium Phuket.

Launching of Sunday Brunch @ Maikhao Dream Resort & Spa, Natai, Phang Nga
(From left) Teera J. Nakorn, General Manager of Maikhao Dream Resort & Spa, Natai, Phang Nga; Thanyaporn Thirawat, Public Relations Manage of Maikhao Dream Hotel & Resort and Chef Robert Mujagic, Executive Chef for Maikhao Dream Resort & Spa, Phuket.

(From Left) Kim Minnaar; Wallee Pachantabutr; Chanin Pachantabutr; Panatnan Pachantabutr and David Minnaar, Managing Director of Andaman Ocean Safaris.

Chinese New Year @ The Pavilions

Rubber Duck Race 2012
(From left) Kalyanee Duangee, MD & Physical Therapist, The Siam Physical Therapy Clinic Phuket; Kanitta Thongsanoe, Sales & Marketing Manager, Alanna Yamu; Kanticha Loefdahl, Senior Sales Executive, Marriott Vacation Club; Srisuda Thaweepol, Intrend’s Fashion Shop Owner.

(Third from left) Jean-Christophe Nager, General Manager, The Pavilions, Phuket and his wife Fauziah Nager (sixth from left) among the Pavilions staff.

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Swinging high up in the trees is not just for monkeys, as now there is this amazing place in Chalong, high up in the trees over Wat Luang Pu Supa where you really can have the adventure of a lifetime. There is fun in this natural envir environment for all ages from young kids to grandparents. With so many different activities to test your skills, there is no sho shortage of thrills, challenges and sheer excitement to be enjoyed by all ages. enjoy Safety is what makes the challenges so enjoyable as you challe know that you are alw always in good hands. The team at Xtrem Aventures Phuket are highly Ave trained and the safet briefings that are given safety before you can set foot on the many different fo challenges, are really impressive. The equipment is imp European of the highest Europea standard and has been highly put together by high skilled French specialists who have installed over 10 adventure parks installe for some of the biggest worldwide names in holiday enjoyment. These are the same certified harnesses, karabiners, pulleys and ropes karabin some of the world’s highest used by climbers on so peaks and the equipme is certified to the most equipment stringent international standards. You can enjoy the thrills without worr worrying about spills. Experience the excitement of swinging through excitem the trees, walking on a tightrope high above the ground, yet in comple safety, riding an aerial complete runway down thro through the trees, climbing across huge nets just like a spider, tree climbing on the highest trees in Asia, flying on a p pulley-way or just bouncing around on the huge net aro playground, with a over 60 different stations to

choose from. There is even a café/rest-stop where parents can relax and watch their kids having the time of their lives in this safe and secure environment. School groups to company team building, birthday parties to family outings will all have a ball and be surprised at what they can achieve! Couples will enjoy the bonding experience of having so much fun together. Being a challenging outdoor activity, participants should wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move in. Running shoes or trainers are the most sensible footwear. For obvious reasons, skirts and dresses are not advisable and long hair must be tied back for safety. There is a minimum height requirement of 120cm and maximum weight of 130kg all for participants' safety. The Park is open from 9:30am to 5:30pm and it is advisable to arrive before 3pm as the course can take up to 3 hours.

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View Points
If you are looking for a change from the beach, why not check out the views from Phuket's hilltop view points? You will experience magnificent vistas, cool breezes and most view points have refreshments available. Don't forget your camera.
Windmill View Po int

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

Phromthep Cape (Laem Phromthep):
This is the most popular and largest of all the view points. The area has been developed to offer extensive views over the sea and there are walking paths from the cliffs to the water's edge for the adventurous. The sunsets are absolutely breathtaking and never the same two days running. If you are romantically inclined this is the place to come in the evenings and hold hands as the setting sun paints the evening skies in towering kaleidoscopes of light and shade. On top of Promthep Cape is a very pretty structure, the Kanchanaphisek Lighthouse which doubles as a museum. It was constructed in 1996. If you want to check the times of sunsets, ring the Phuket Meteorological & Radio Station on +66 (0)76 211494. How to get there: Phromthep Cape is a headland on the extreme southern end of Phuket about 19 kilometres from Phuket City. You can drive there via Chalong Junction along Highway 4024 to Rawai Beach, and then follow the signs for 2 kilometres.

Rang Hill:
Rang Hill lies to the northwest of Phuket City. The hilltop has been landscaped into a park and fitness facilities are offered. A winding tree-lined road takes you right to the summit where a sala offers shade during the day. Once there you can enjoy views of the city and beaches on the south and southwest of the island. Try a visit at night when the lights of the city are like a million diamonds scattered on night blue silk.

Windmill View Point:
As the name would suggest this hilltop boasts a modern windmill – the only one on the island. It can be found on the south of Phuket between Nai Harn and Promthep. This isolated spot offers superb views of the tiny Ya Nui Beach and the main Nai Harn Beach. There are always boats moored off both beaches and in December the anchorages really come alive as the Phuket King's Cup Regatta gets under way. How to get there: Drive from Nai Harn Beach towards the highest hilltop and take the first road on the right. You will spot the windmill on your right hand side.

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

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Economy-Class Syndrome
and Deep Vein Thrombosis
I spend a lot of time flying cramped in economy class seating, and lots of people ask me about economy-class syndrome or its proper name, deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
Anyone can get economy-class syndrome, you do not need to be in economy class at all. People in business and first class have developed it as it’s related to low cabin pressure, low humidity and dehydration. Relative humidity is 20-25% in the Arabian deserts, while optimum comfort is around 50% humidity. In-flight cabin humidities gradually fall on long-distance flights and in many cases can be as low as 1%. That’s pretty dry, and also the reason why people do not urinate much on a long flight unless they have drank plenty of liquids. This low humidity, dehydration and low cabin pressure coupled with your blood getting thicker and your veins constricting because of the dehydration, and your heart rate slowing and blood pooling because of gravity in your legs and lack of exercise, all contribute to getting a DVT. You can also get DVT’s from prolonged train or car travel and it’s more common than initially thought. London’s Heathrow airport has reported one passenger death a month. In Australia, a law firm has filed 1,000 DVT claims against six airlines in one year. Narita airports records show that on average, 100-150 passengers are treated for DVT immediately upon arrival each year or which 3-5% dies. Even former Vice President Dan Quayle nearly died from a DVT during a 1994 flight and we see quite a few cases from travelers here in Phuket. DVT, blood clots, form in the deep veins of the legs, usually between the ankle and upper calf. They can occur in a matter of only a few hours. Problems really happen when the clot breaks off, usually as the plane descends or when it decompresses and the clot travels through the bloodstream and obstructs a vessel in the lungs, restricting blood flow. This condition is called pulmonary embolism which seriously damages lung tissues and causes poor lung function, which can be fatal. The time taken for the clot to travel from the legs to the lungs may take days, even weeks. Taking this time frame into account leads researchers to believe that even more people die from DVT than what the current statistics are showing.

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Economy-Class Syndrome and Deep Vein Thrombosis If you’re going to be in a leg cramped position for several hours, you are at risk. The risk increases if you are obese or tall. Smokers and anyone with a history of leg clots or recent leg or pelvic surgery are also more prone to developing a DVT, as are the elderly. If you have varicose veins or a history of venous problems, the chances of developing a DVT continue to escalate. If you are planning to travel and your legs are going to be cramped, exercise. Those funny cartoons that are shown with the little man or the air hostess stretching their legs will get you started. Better still, get up out of your seat and walk around for a few minutes every hour. When flying drink lots of liquids to avoid dehydration which causes the blood to thicken and the vessels to constrict. Avoid alcohol and coffee, as this will contribute to the dehydration. You can also take an aspirin before the flight and every 6 hours during the flight or if you have considerable risk factors, discuss this with your doctor who may give you a shot of Heparin before the flight. Heparin is an anticoagulant which stops the blood from clotting. Researchers also recommend wearing compression stockings, particularly for those at risk. These garments help put pressure on the leg muscles and assist in retuning blood flow to the heart have been shown to help minimize the risk significantly. Usually, the development of a DVT will not be obvious. There maybe pain and warmth in the lower legs or a prickly sensation in the legs. Swelling of the feet or legs may occur, but this occurs in most people on long flights who are not mobile anyway, and swelling of the legs, feet and ankles can be a normal response to the humidity, dehydration and just being inactive for a long period of time. If you develop shortness of breath during or up to a week after a flight, this could be an indication that a clot has moved to the lungs and a pulmonary embolism has developed. If shortness of breath occurs, don’t delay seeking emergency medical assistance.

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