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Phuket Island map What's on : on & off Phuket (including the movies) Free Wi-Fi hot spots around town Social Phuket People profile : Neil Richards Legal matters : Foreign investment in Thailand: an overview of the foreign business act Things to do in Phuket Health matters : Prostate cancer Useful telephone numbers

APRIL 2012

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Yachts & Yachting
Phuket tide tables : April 2012 – May 2012 DaVinci Yacht Charters Yacht Charters : Sunsail Boating Classifieds

Car sales : Sure Motors Car rentals : Pure Car Rent Cover photos: Top: Massage at RE KÁ TA spa Bottom: Phuket Invitational Car Rally 2012 on the start line (Photo - Dan Miles)

Shopping, Dining & Leisure
TSLC IronKids Phuket 2012 Series Kiddies' Home 2012 Phuket Invitational Car Rally Palm House Primary School Helicam : New hardware Dining around Phuket Recipe : Osso bucco 2012 Phuket International Blues Rock Festival – Round up Phuket triple festival delight thunderous, wondrous, fabulous Xtrem Aventures Phuket

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


Land & Property (Sales / Rentals)
Tile-It : Phuket's quality tile boutique L'Orchidée Village Karon Butterfly Resort The Eva by Eva Group Eva Beach by Eva Group Kata Rocks Wings 88 Land & Houses Phuket Anchan Villas Phuket.Net Real Estate St. James Properties Tropical Homes Real Estate Plus Property Century 21 Andaman BMP The Charm Residences ISS Facility Services : Integrated pest management system Home Service Classified Phuket Consult Hafele

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Phuket Oilfield Classic 2012 5 - 7 April @ Phunaka, Red Mountain & Loch Palm
This 4th annual golf tournament will see over 200 overseas visitors on the island and with the backing of local companies and the local community for fundraising efforts for local educational scholarships. The amazing prizes include 2 tickets to anywhere in the world with Qatar Airways and a trip to South Africa. Contact: Jennifer Leith, Tel: +66 (0)81 979 4830. Email: jennifer@ Web:

Phuket Pride 2012 23 - 28 April @ Patong
The festival sets to promote awareness of gay life in Phuket and almost 10,000 visitors as well as local residents participate. The theme for this year is "Join Our Family", a slogan that represents the notion of creating a stronger sense of community within Thai and Farang communities. The festival will be produced by 'Phuket Loves You (PLU)'. The schedule for this year's festival is as follows: April 22: Pride Pool Party at CC Bloom's Hotel; 23 - 26: Rawai - Party at V. Sawana Bar; 26: Phuket Pride Volleyball Tournament; 27: Welcome Party Patong Soccer Field - 4 to 11pm; 28: Phuket Pride Parade - 4pm Phuket Pride Finale - Patong Soccer Field - 5 to 11pm. There are also many athletic competitions, including cultural shows and presentations, along with appearances by Thai singers and DJ's. Cabaret shows can be seen throughout the festival and music groups many of which are present at a huge open air concert. Participants are colourfully dressed as are the sponsor floats in the parade, the festival's main event, which has grown to over 1km in length. Some of the monies from fund raising activities go to local charities. Phuket Pride is supported financially and in other aspects by local gay-owned businesses and by the gay communities in Bangkok and Pattaya. Gay travel is recognized as an important element in local tourism. Web:

Phuket Bike Week 6 - 8 April @ Patong Beach, Phuket
It's the 18th annual Phuket Bike Week! See an amazing collection of Harleys, Hondas, and superbikes with music, contests and charity rides. Web: www.

Songkran Festival 13 - 15 April @ Phuket
Songkran (Thai New Year), also known as the Water Festival is celebrated by pouring water on other people to wish them good luck for the New Year.

2012 Songkran International Soccer 7s Tournament 14 - 15 April @ Phuket
This event, for Open Men & Masters Over 35s, takes place over the Songkran and Water Festival weekend. Web:

Bliss Beach Ball 27 - 28 April @ Bliss Beach Club
The chic Bliss Beach Club on Bang Tao is the setting for the 'Bliss Beach Ball'. Sip a cocktail as you watch the sun set into the ocean, eat a sumptuous dinner, then dance the night away with Bliss’s resident DJ Chedi. All this and free flow wine and beer from event sponsors BB&B and the Andaman Wine Club. All proceeds go to the Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation. Dress: Beach Chic. Donation: 2,500 baht, which includes sunset cocktails, dinner, free flow wine and entertainment. Contact David Berman, Tel: +66 (0)76 278146. Email: Web: www.

TSLC IronKids Phuket Triathlon 20 April @ Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club
Juniors (6 - 8yrs) do a 50m swim, 3km bike and 500m run. Intermediates (9 11yrs) compete in a 150m swim, a 6km bike and a 1.5km run. Seniors course (12 - 15yrs) is a 300m swim, 12km bike and 3km run. Contact: Claire, Tel: +66 (0)76 336000. Email: Web:


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

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:,

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

British Business Association – Phuket (BBAP)
The April BBAP dinner will be held at the very popular Navarang Mahal Restaurant in the Karon Sea Sands Hotel, Karon when members will once again have a chance to sample a wide range of Indian dishes in the Friday night Curry Night. This month's dinner is very kindly sponsored by Phuket FM Radio 91.5FM allowing members and their guests to get a very special price. Contact: Richard, Tel: +66 (0)84 060 8030. Email: Web:

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: Web:

Chicky Net - The Social Network for Women in Thailand
Chicky Net is the online social network for women in Thailand. Email: info@ Web:

Entertainment – April Choices
Enjoy Blue Drink @ JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa
Out of the Blue Drink is designed in various shades of blue in funky modern style. It is located on the beachfront. All decorations and elements are in blue. John Warner who is our singer & guitarist will play acoustic music starting from 5pm.

Rotary Club of Patong Beach
Monthly Dinner Out & Family Day on Tueday, 3 April at Suay Restaurant at 7pm. Weekly Meeting on Tuesday, 10, 17 and 24 April. Web:

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:

Disco on the Sand @ Stereo Lab, Surin Beach
Stereo Lab is the disco on the sand at Surin Beach. There’s also a DJ booth and a dance floor. Upstairs there are private lounges with sofas and pillows to crash out on. Web:

Feeling Jazz @ Music Matters Bar
If you like jazz, salsa, Caribbean, African, or South American music, this is the place for you! It’s an open-air venue, with only about a half-dozen tables, on Chana Charoen Rd (at the corner with Phuket Rd). Open until late at night. Live jazz jam sessions are on every Wednesday and Saturday night.

Phuket Afternoon Computer Clinic
Join ‘For Dummies’ author Woody Leonhard at his weekly Computer Clinic, Every Wednesday of every month, 1 to 3pm. The 4th in Patong; the 11th and 25th in Chalong. Email: Web:

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Upcoming Movies

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

(Drama, Romance, Classics) Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher An epic love story of lovers on the ill-fated maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic. A young drifter wins passage on the ship with a lucky hand in poker and sets sail for America. Along the journey he meets a beautiful debutante he saves from jumping into the icy cold waters below. After hitting a massive iceberg, the ship quickly takes on water and begins its fateful descent into the freezing cold depths of the Atlantic.

(Action & Adventure, Fantasy) Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård, Liam Neeson Peter Berg produces and directs Battleship, an epic-scaled action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. Battleship personnel is Lt. Alex Hopper, a Naval officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones; Sam Shane, a physical therapist and Hopper's fiancée; and Admiral Shane.

(Action & Adventure, Fantasy) Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

(Drama) Zac Efron, Blythe Danner, Taylor Schilling, Jay R. Ferguson U.S. Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault returns from a tour of duty in Iraq, with the thing he credits with keeping him alive - a photograph he found of a woman he doesn't know. He learns her name is Beth and where she lives, shows up at her door, and ends up taking a job at her family-run local kennel. A romance develops giving Logan hope that Beth could be much more than his good luck charm.


Off Phuket Events
Lantern Festival, The Colorful of Southern cities

Upcoming Events
MAY 2012
4-8 11 - 12 12 - 13 15 - 28 Top of The Gulf Regatta @ Pattaya, Chonburi Krabi-Enlive Sea Kayak Thailand Championship 2012 @ Krabi Yasothon Bun Bangfai Rocket Festival @ Yasothon Chiang Rai Lychee Fair @ Chiang Rai

Till 30 April @ Park of Had Yai, Songkla
Experience 9 wonders of Lantern of Happiness: Ice Lantern from Harbin of China, lanterns from 14 provinces, international lanterns, from children and local festivals as well as lantern contests. Contact: Nakhon Hatyai Municipality, Tel: +66 (0)74 200000. Web: Poi Sang Long Tradition

1 - 15 April @ Mae Hong Son
Poi Sang Long Tradition is “Buad Lukkaew” to go into monkhood in Buddhism. Most people participating in the tradition descend from Shan (Thai Yai). The evidence shows that it began from the construction of the Mae Hongsorn city period. Contact: Tourism Authority of Thailand, Mae Hongsorn, Tel: +66 (0)53 629823. Web: Khao Phanom Rung Festival

26 - 5 June 28th National Youth Games @ Phuket stadiums, swimming pools & schools, Phuket

2 - 7 April @ Buriram
Highlights include a buang suang ceremony, procession to pay homage to the gods and celestial beings, Northeastern Thailand or I-San-style hope bai dinner, cultural presentations, Phanom Rung Devalai light-and-sound presentations and performances, souvenirs and village products. Contact: Tourism Authority of Thailand, Surin, Tel: +66 (0)44 514447-8. Web: Hat Yai Midnight Songkran Festival

JUNE 2012
10 24 - 25 Laguna Phuket International Marathon @ Laguna, Phuket Old Style BABA Wedding Ceremony @ Phuket

9 - 15 April @ Hat Yai
Come and splash water, see a pageant of beauty queens, a fire show, culture performances and all kinds of entertainment during the festival. Contact: Tourism Authority of Thailand, Hat Yai, Tel : +66 (0)74 231055, +66 (0)74 23 8518. Web:, Wan Lai Bang Saen Songkran Festival

Dates to be Hua Hin Jazz Festival @ Hua Hin, Announced Prachuap Khiri Khan

JULY 2012
13 - 15 18 - 22 SEA Property Multihull Championship @ Ao Chalong Yacht Club (ACYC), Phuket 9th Phuket Raceweek @ Phuket

16 - 17 April @ Pattaya
The event sees monks giving blessings to different households. There are also folk games, Miss Songkran beauty pageant and sports. Contact: Tourism Authority of Thailand, Pattaya, Tel: +66 (0)38 427667. Web:,

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

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FREE WiFi hotspots in Phuket
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
Amazon Café Chaofa West Road, Chalong Anchor Bar and Restaurant Thai Na Road, Kata Ao Chalong Yacht Club Soi Phon Chalong, Chalong Australia Bar & Grill Kata Night Plaza Chalong Pier Beer Garden Chalong Pier Road, Chalong Da Vinci V Lounge Soi Sai Yuen, Nai Harn Dos Fringos Chalong Pier Road, Chalong Happy Days Chaofa West Road, Chalong Jimmy's Lighthouse Chalong Pier, Chalong Kan Eang@pier Chalong Pier, Chalong Khun Woody's Sandwich Shoppe Fisherman Way Park, Chalong Locanda Restaurant Patak Road, Kata-Karon Pizza 2000 Patak Road, Karon The Coffee and Sandwich Shop Soi Casa Del Sol, Kata Road, Kata VSET Chalong Pier, Chalong

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

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

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
If you know of any other free wifi locations, please advise us at and we will do our best to include them.

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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Social Phuket What WAS on in Phuket
3rd Mai Khao Turtle Release & Media Thank You Party @ JW Marriott Phuket
(From left) JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa’s General Manager, Tony Pedroni; Deputy Chief Executive of the SAO, Wiraj Makaew; Phuket Marine Biological Center Director, Mickmin Jarujinda, and Phuket Naval Civil Affairs Department Director, Capt. Parinyatham Poonpitak of the Royal Thai Navy.

The Scene officially mini party opening

(From left) Sasima Udomsilpa, Marketing Communications Executive, JW Marriott Phuket; Kewalin Sukumjittanon, Marketing Communications Manager, JW Marriott Phuket; Apisake Treesangsuwan, Director & Creative of Phuket IdeaTV8; Rapeepit Thawornwisit, Sales Executive, JW Marriott Phuket.

(From left) Montri Khemthong GM The Scene and Nopphadon (Tony) Khemthong MD of The Scene.

IBAP Night
(From left) James Firth; Rachasak Suwankumnoet; Simone Allene and Barrie Buck.

2012 Phuket Invitational Car Rally

Photo by Dan Miles

Photo by Dan Miles

(From left) Mark Norris from DaVinci presenting the 3rd prize to Team 8, Helene Fallon Wood & Peter Wood with John Devenport Event Director.

A Fabulous Valentine's Night at Catch Beach Club

(From left) Bob Haya, Sa Srimual and Rafel Furdzik.

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Ko Thaphao Noi (Phuket) Predicted heights of water in metres above lowest low water
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

Source: Admiralty EasyTide Service
Shop WINDOW on Lifestyle magazine accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of this information

APRIL 2012

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

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

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

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

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







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

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

Ko Thaphao Noi (Phuket)

Predicted heights of water in metres above lowest low water
06:26 00:56 01:58 02:49 03:35 04:19 05:01 05:42 00:18 01:04 01:54 02:53 04:08 05:34 00:07 01:14 02:05 02:47 03:24 03:57 04:29 05:00 05:29 00:00 00:34 01:11 01:54 02:49 04:00 05:26 00:02

Source: Admiralty EasyTide Service
2.9 1.7 1.5 1.3 1.1 1.0 0.9 1.0 3.7 3.5 3.3 3.1 2.9 2.8 2.0 1.8 1.7 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.4 3.5 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.0 3.0 1.8 18:52 3.0 18:33 19:07 19:46 20:32 21:30 22:43 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.7 18:48 19:49 20:37 21:16 21:50 22:23 22:56 23:28 2.8 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.2 18:57 19:42 20:31 21:30 22:45 1.1 1.3 1.5 1.7 1.8 19:37 20:33 21:21 22:07 22:51 23:34 3.1 3.2 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.4

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2.8 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.1 3.3 3.2 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.8 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 1.7

12:21 07:34 08:25 09:09 09:51 10:32 11:13 11:55 06:23 07:05 07:51 08:44 09:57 11:30 06:50 07:47 08:30 09:07 09:40 10:12 10:43 11:14 11:45 05:59 06:31 07:07 07:51 08:47 10:03 11:32 06:43

2.0 3.0 3.3 3.5 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.8 1.2 1.4 1.6 1.8 2.0 2.0 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.6 3.6 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 2.0 2.0 3.1

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DaVinci Yacht Charters prides itself not only on the quality and cleanliness of our fleet but on the attentiveness and service quality of our staff. We are a fully TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand) licensed organization with all of the correct yacht charter insurances in place. Security is our top priority at all times and our fleet is fully equipped to international standards with all the necessary safety equipment from life jackets to life rafts. Our 39ft Catamaran “DaVinci” is named after our iconic Italian restaurant in the south of Phuket Island. This locally built catamaran can take up to 12 passengers comfortably for a day trip or sleep up to eight people for overnight stays. This cruising catamaran is equipped with four cabins, two doubles and two singles as well a sleeping area for two in the main cockpit above deck. DaVinci is equipped with a fully functioning galley including a refrigerator and freezer as well as a dining area in the main cockpit. There is a large foredeck with lots of room to relax on the comfy cushions and enjoy the cruise while admiring the scenery. Fully equipped for both cruising under sail or racing in one of the local regattas DaVinci can be chartered for a day trip, overnight cruise or a weeks racing. Enjoy a silent sail around the hidden islands you wouldn't normally see. Our 52ft Sunseeker “DaVinci S50” is also named after our iconic Italian restaurant in the South of Phuket Island. This is a sleek hipowered motor yacht can take up to 12 passengers comfortably for a day trip or sleep up to six people for overnight stays. This magnificent vessel is equipped with three cabins, two doubles and a twin with two bunk beds. DaVinci S50 is equipped with a fully functioning galley with an air conditioned dining area which can seat up to eight people. The dining room is also a lounge equipped with a large screen TV, Bose sound system and DVD player. There is a large foredeck with lots of room to relax on the comfy cushions and enjoy the cruise while admiring the scenery. Up on the flybridge there is seating for a further eight people. This high powered yacht can take you on a wonderful day trip around the islands or an overnight trip for those hideaways further away.

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Yacht Charters

2012 New Yachts Available Now
SUN ODYSSEY 41 : Own this brand new yacht for ONLY 155,350 US$. Sunsail pay all mooring fees, maintenance and insurance throughout the contract and you get trouble free sailing in any of our bases worldwide.

Own the NEW Leopard 444
SUNSAIL 444 CATAMARAN : Built by Robertson and Caine the new 444 with 4 en-suite cabins and covered forward cockpit is available. YOU PAY ONLY 356,850 US$. Sunsail pays all mooring fees, maintenance & insurance throughout the contract.

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

Day Charters from only 18,000 Baht
EXPERIENCE PHUKET FROM YOUR OWN CREWED PRIVATE YACHT : Sunsail day charters are available throughout the year, offering a unique way to experience Phuket and its surrounding islands, without the crowds.

Koh Samui

20% Discount

RYA Courses

May to October

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

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

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Manufacturer of Inflatable Boats and a Liferaft Service Station
We offer a wide range of inflatable boats made from Neoprene & Hypalon including rescue boats Professional repairs of all Neoprene & Hypalon Dinghies, re-tubing and general overhauls.




10,000 COPIES EVERY MONTH Be part of our ALL NEW for Phuket marine businesses ONLY 2,700 per month! CALL PETER SMITH NOW

Parts for dinghies - new tubes - handles - air pumps - Repair sets - paddle & oars - dinghy wheels. Life rafts - certified service for rafts and fire fighting systems - safety equipment, self-inflating life jackets, flares. Dinghy tube covers and Hypalon fenders, made to order outboard engines, parts and repairs.
Office: 16/29 Moo 8, Chaofa Rd., Chalong, Phuket 83130 Tel: +66 76 283112 Fax: +66-76-283113 Email:

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Tastefully furnished and cozy atmosphere. Accommodation Tastefully furnished and cozy close to nature - either Chalong atmosphere. Accommodation Bay View or Mountain View close to nature - either Chalong (with Big or Mountain View Bay View Buddha view). Relax in our swimming view). Relax (with Big Buddha pool. It's easy to go swimming pool. It's easy in our to the famous beaches in the south of Phuket. to go to the famous beaches in the south of Phuket.

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Trusted Suppliers of Phuket's Finest Quality Vehicles

Cars for Sale

The Jor Charoen Motor Dealership Est. 1993

Open: Monday to Saturday 08:00 – 17:30 : +66 (0)76 224632 81 C3 : +66 (0)76 216243 Email: Website:

Toyota New Camry (V)

1,090,000 THB

Toyota New Vios (E)

570,000 THB

Honda New CRV

950,000 THB

PRE-OWNED : Gold, 2007, 2.4 Auto, Full Option, Leather Seats, ABS, Air Bag, CD+MP3, 49,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED : White, 2010, 1.5 Auto, Sound System, Mag Wheels, ABS, CD, 19,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED : Silver Bronze, 2008, 2.0 Auto, V-TEC, 4 WD, Leather Seats, ABS, Air Bag, CD+MP3, 86,xxx KM.

Honda New Civic

760,000 THB

Honda New CRV

980,000 THB

Ford Everest TDCI

750,000 THB

PRE-OWNED : Gold, 2007, 1.8 Auto, Parking Sensor, Leather Seat, ABS, Air Bag, 53,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED : White, 2009, 2.0 Auto 4x2, Sound System , MagWheels, ABS, CD+MP3, 28,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED : Black, 2008, 3.0 Manual, 4 WD, Standard Seats, ABS, Air Bag, CD+MP3, 82,xxx KM.

Isuzu D - Max Hilander 620,000 THB
PRE-OWNED : Black, 2007, 2.5 Manual, 4 Door, Mag Wheels, ABS, CD+MP3, 79,xxx KM.

Isuzu D - Max Hilander 485,000 THB
PRE-OWNED : Silver Bronze, 2005, 3.0 Manual, Mag Wheels, ABS, CD+MP3, 57,xxx KM.

Chevrolet Captiva LS

890,000 THB

PRE-OWNED : Silver Bronze, 2008, 2.0 Auto 4x2, Diesel, MagWheels, 7 Seats, ABS, CD+MP3, 102,xxx KM.

Toyota Vigo (E) Smartcab 588,000 THB
PRE-OWNED : Silver Gold, 2010, 2.5 Manual, Diesel, Sound System, Mag Wheels, CD, 5,xxx KM.

Toyota Yaris (E)


Honda City ZX

470,000 THB

PRE-OWNED : Blue, 2006, 1.5 Auto, Mag Wheels, Standard Seats, ABS, Air Bag, 102,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED : Grey, 2006, 1.5 Auto, V-TEC, Mag Wheels, Leather Seats, CD, 98,xxx KM.

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To Wachira Hospital

To Airport

Only the best cars - only the best service.
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Merlin Hotel
To Central Patipat Rd. Mae Luan Rd. Yaowarat Rd. Thung Ka Rd.


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TSLC IronKids Phuket 2012
Become an ironkids triathlete at the Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club
Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club (TSLC) will host two trial Triathlons with the official TSLC IronKids Phuket Championship race to be held on Saturday, 1st December 2012. The IronKids Phuket Triathlons are races designed to accommodate children from 6 to 17 years in age appropriate distances, on a safe and secure course.
TSLC’s partnership with IronKids will also include professionally led training camps run throughout the year, and will be known as TSLC IronKids Phuket. The tropical island of Phuket is fast becoming a centre for professional and amateur triathletes with international triathlons and training camps being offered on the island every year. Phuket has a proven track record for hosting major sporting events, such as the Laguna Phuket Triathlon, Phuket International Marathon and the FIVB Women's Beach Volleyball World Tour. TSLC is located in peaceful natural surroundings just 15 mins from Phuket International Airport. It has the world-class sports facilities and professional coaches to host events and training camps for professional or amateur triathletes, as well as young athletes tackling their first ever multi-sport event. TSLC's Olympic standard 8-lane, 50m pool and 8-lane, 25m pool offer ideal swimming conditions, while the safe surrounding roads are perfect for young cyclists to learn biking skills. Most running is done on site at TSLC's 500m cushioned athletics track or on tracks in the National Park area. This spectacular location is set to become the 'home' of triathlon for young, upcoming triathletes. The 2012 Series kicks off on Sunday, 22nd April 2012 with a trial race. The second trial race will be held on Sunday, 28th October 2012. The trial races are an excellent opportunity for children to gain valuable race experience for the official race in December. Kids can sign up as individual racers or participate as a relay team with friends in their age group.

TSLC IronKids Phuket 2012


All races are divided into age group categories, including Junior for 6 to 8yrs, Intermediates for 9 to 11 yrs and Seniors for 12 to 17 yrs. The Juniors course is a 50m swim, 3km bike, followed by a 500m run. The intermediate race distances are a 150m swim, 6km bike, 1.5km run and the seniors race distances are a 300m swim, 12km bike, and a 3km run. Anyone can participate in these age groups and it is not necessary, although helpful, if the children do train a bit before the races. The trial races are designed to give children the chance to practice race skill before the main event in December and also give them the opportunity to try a Triathlon, often encouraging and giving them incentive to become more active to train in the three disciplines. Many children enjoy active lifestyles and participate in various sports. Training for a Triathlon can enhance their fitness levels which will help the performance in their chosen sports, like football, tennis etc... Triathlon training can be fun for the whole family, with bike rides along secured roads, and swim races in the pool. Kids will love running races with their mums and dads. The key to triathlon training is to teach the kids to pace themselves so they can last the distance, so running at a slow pace over an appropriate distance will be very effective practice for the races. To register or find more information on the TSLC IronKids Phuket Series, you can visit the website It is also helpful to “like” the TSLC IronKids Phuket facebook page for regular updates and to see posts of other related events in Phuket that the children can join, such as fun runs and training activities. For more information: TSLC IronKids Phuket T: +66 (0) 76 336 000 E: IMAGE asia, publishers of Window on Lifestyle magazine, are Official Media Partners of TSLC IronKids Phuket 2012.


SocialonPhuket What WAS in Phuket
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Soften the Mood Event
Twovillas Group by Saiyuan Estate arranged the Spa&Aroma lifestyle workshop "Soften the mood" for special Valentine's event at Saiyuan Estate show house.

Opening of Vset Restaurant

(Right) Wallee Pachantabutr the owner of Vset Restaurant with guests.

1st Rossovivo Birthday Celebration
(Front left) Anchayaporn Thongsom, Assistant Director of Sales The Royal Phuket Yacht Club; Andrea Angius; David Billi and Plalida Khamsong.

(From left) Kwanhathaipak Sienghen, Managing Director of Ratana Hotel Group; Dr. Siripattra Kusuwan, Executive Director and Board member of Pearl hotel and Indigo Pearl Phuket and Pantawee Kaewchaiyo, Managing Director of Pro-Add Group(1989) Co., Ltd. Producer for FM 89.75 RADIO TRIP.

Grand Opening photos of Me & Malisa

TSL auto Grand Opening

(From left) Nithi; AWPR & Marketing's MD Able Wanamakok; Sommai; Malisa and John Underwood having a great time at the party.

(From left) Wiswin Pitikulsathit; Apirak Homlaor; Surasit Udompolvanich, Chairman, TSL Auto Corporation; Phuket Governor’s wife; Tri Akaradecha, Phuket Governor; Sureeporn Udompolvanich, CEO, TSL Auto Corporation; Vasan Udompholvanich, Vice Chairman, TSL Auto Corporation; Philailaksn Udompholvanich, CEO, Greenland and Somkuan Klabkhan.

All the gorgeous models featuring pieces from Me & Malisa.



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:

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Feature Phuket Invitational Car Rally 2012


for Phuket's No.1 driving extravaganza
Photos by Dan Miles

Photo by Christian Mouchet

Postcard-perfect weather welcomed drivers, navigators and their families for the Phuket Invitational Car Rally 2012. More a treasure hunt than a race, the rally took 50 participants over 140km of Phuket’s roads, sois and tracks to a real mixture of locations all over the island. Entrants had to take pictures of anything from a post box, the team with a buffalo, the arch of Wat Luang Pu Supa, Gate 5 of British International School – to a set of brass monkeys, all to prove that they hadn’t been tempted by short cuts! Lunch break was at Kathu’s new eco attraction, Flying Hanuman, where the lucky teams were treated to a taste of adventure on a 'zipline' ride through the trees. After another course through to Phuket City, driving tests at Saphan Hin became a spectator crowd-puller, with local Thais bemused by what

was happening. A few more twists and turns through Cape Panwa brought the cars back to the finish line at Chalong Pier Beer Garden. The buffet dinner at Kan Eang @ Pier followed, at which prizes were awarded and champagne shaken and sprayed in true Formla One style. Triumphant winners were Soeren Hede and Hans Thomsen, Team 46, who also claimed victory at the Saphan Hin trials. 2nd place was taken by team 35, Trevor and Stephanie Firth, and 3rd by Helene Fallon Wood & Peter Wood. The Best Ladies and Thai Team trophy was taken by Kwan Sanuksuwan of Team 17. More results information can be found on IMAGE asia, publishers of Window on Lifestyle magazine, were Official Media Partners of the Phuket Invitational Car Rally 2012.



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.
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

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: Website:

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Helicam motion video mount Helicam 360 mount


...4 types of new rig - now airborne

Mini craincam

Helicam still photos mount

Helicam front mount

Helicam have now developed four new types of dedicated flying machines. Each new machine has its dedicated role within the fleet. The new machines are electric powered making operations quieter and more reliable with less maintenance. A sophisticated auto pilot system is activated once airborne letting operators concentrate on the imagery via a small monitor on the pilot's controller. New generation cameras (DSLR) types are used for both photos and HD video. These new cameras are used in TV productions and provide a cinema quality look, perfect for using onboard the Helicam helicopters. Helicam operator Phil mentions, "Other new developments also include a small crane cam and slider. These devices are great for small video productions allowing for those Hollywood shots. One more new toy on the horizon is a cable cam system that is a small car that runs along a cable equipped with a DSLR camera. The cable cam comes in handy when we need to operate in situations where a Helicopter may not be able to fly - through trees, over crowds etc. Look out for more new products coming soon". For more information please contact: Helicam Co Ltd: Jonathan 0898 747 464 Email:
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Helicam line up of the fleet


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People Profile

Neil Richards
Headmaster of British International School describes how uncertainty about his future after an overland journey from Wales to India led him into education, and ultimately a rewarding life as an international educator.
Where are you from? I was born and raised in a mining town in Wales. Many members of my extended family were involved in the mining industry. Both grandfathers and a number of uncles worked at the same colliery, although my father found work in a local factory. How did you get into teaching? I got into a selective boys’ grammar school, where I did enough to get by, but I wasn’t a great student. I played a lot of rugby and this, more than anything, kept me wanting to stay in school. I went to Cardiff University and in my second year I became captain of the university rugby club. It wiped me out academically, but the sport helped me keep rumbling along towards a degree. Then I took the so-called hippie trail, which took me through Europe and Turkey and on to Iran, Pakistan and India. In Delhi I discovered that my father had been ill and I returned immediately to the UK. I sought refuge in the teacher training programme at my old university. I was late to apply but by chance someone pulled out immediately before classes were set to begin, so I got in. I looked at this initially as a secure haven for a year while I was trying to sort out my future, but I soon found out that I enjoyed teaching and with this I could make something of my life. What did you do before you came to Phuket? My first teaching job was overseas in Kathmandu, Nepal, where part of my work for the boarding school involved going to remote parts of the country to find promising students. It was an extraordinary time, trekking though the country staying in people’s homes. When I eventually returned to the UK I tried to settle but felt I’d changed too dramatically to return to my old way of life. Nepal had opened my eyes to a lot of things, and I soon left to work abroad again. Since then I’ve worked in the Canary Islands, Egypt, Chile, Lesotho and Japan, and for the four years before coming to Phuket I was back in Wales as Principal at the United World College of the Atlantic, where my office was in a medieval castle. This is the founding United World College which places strong emphasis on community service, including, at the College, operating an RNLI lifeboat. You’ve been Headmaster at British International School (BIS) since November last year. Had you ever been in Phuket before? I first visited Phuket more than 30 years ago. When I was in Nepal I took a holiday to Thailand. I joined a busload of teachers on a trip from Bangkok to Phuket and we stayed in huts made of bamboo and straw. I can’t remember which beach we stayed at but it was extraordinary. There were very few tourists. What was the biggest surprise to you upon returning to Phuket? I hadn’t been back to Phuket since that first visit, so the biggest surprise for me was the volume of the traffic. I was mildly disappointed not to be able to find huts on the beach, but you have to deal with life as you find it. Tell us more about BIS. This school has so much potential, and the campus is extraordinary. I have a firm belief that any school is part of the community, so I’d like to see it become a centre of professional development in the region and in the Thai community. The school already does good work within the community and I’d like to build on that. We also hope to open a language institute to support first language/mother tongue teaching, as well as to provide support for the language needs within Phuket. Starting in March we will run courses for Thai teachers of English, which we hope will lead to courses for other important groups within Phuket, such as the police and people involved in the tourism industry. We also intend to establish a centre for professional development with brain-based learning in association with Focus Education Asia. Neurological research is revealing more about how we learn, but there are few schools that effectively respond to this new research. We want to embed the methodologies into our school. We’ll work hard to help build the critical skills that prepare students for the modern world. Good grades are a consequence of a good education, not its purpose. Too often people see good grades as the purpose, and then beyond the school they find that they do not have the skills to succeed. Does living on a tropical resort island present a hindrance to getting a good education? We never stop learning, no matter where we are. The tropics are not a problem, but an environment that is leisure based can be problematic, especially for older teenagers. A lot of parents are grappling with that. Schools here have to provide students with the skills to make sensible judgments about their lives within the frenetic leisure industry that surrounds them. We as teachers and parents too, must demonstrate that we are dedicated to learning. Do you have family here? I live here with my wife, who was also a teacher, and I have four children who live elsewhere. My eldest son is a teacher in Beijing. My second son has worked as a volunteer teacher in Costa Rica for a year, while my third son and daughter are both in the UK studying to be teachers. We’re fairly self-contained and, I like to think, a strong family. Having travelled so much together we rely on each other a lot, and we like the adventure of being in different places. What are your favourite places to go here? My wife and I like to go to quiet places, which is not always easy in Phuket. We go to Nai Thon Beach more than any other, and we enjoy poking around Phuket Town. What's the most difficult thing about living in Phuket? Getting around. I don’t enjoy driving on Phuket’s roads. I’ve lived in such a variety of countries, local idiosyncracies don’t bother me. I’ve learned to be pragmatic when trying to get things done. What are you most proud of? During my tenure as Headmaster at the Yokohama International School in Japan, we launched a programme for the school to build schools in Cambodia. All members of the school community were involved in the process. Not only did this help put hundreds of Cambodian children into schools, but it gave students at the international school the chance to grow themselves and to learn that life is not so much about how much a person’s got, but what that person is prepared to give. Children need to be shown that they’re valued. I believe that this project has also inspired other schools to do the same. For further information about British International School Tel: +66 (0)76 335555 Email: Website:


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Around Phuket Baan Rim Pa

Rossovivo Pizza Pasta Grill


'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
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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
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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
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Around Phuket Climax Restaurant

Mom Tri's Kitchen


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,
75 C2

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

99 B2

Patong Seafood


Kantok Restaurant


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
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
75 B4






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
123 D4

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 Baan Yin Dee Boutique Resort, Muean Ngern Rd. south end of Patong
74 G5

110 F4


Around Phuket RE KÁ TA Seafood Beachfront Restaurant

Boathouse Wine & Grill


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

107 C5

182 Koketanode Rd, Kata Beach,

107 C5



Plum Restaurant / Vanilla Sky Mediterranean/Tapas Bar

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
75 B3

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 and stunning view…
Plum Restaurant 18-23:30 (Closed Mon) | Vanilla Sky 17–00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 337300 Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas, Kamala Cliff,
40 E5


Da Vinci


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
119 B6

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 | Central Festival Ground Floor Tel: +66 (0)76 307155 Jungceylon Sino Area Tel: +66 (0)76 366192
80 75 F3 C3


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),
110 G4


Around Phuket Salvatore’s

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
81 C5

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,

124 H3

Kan Eang@pier


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,
110 G4



Osso bucco
Serving 4 Ingredients
• 1 kg veal shanks, cut into short lengths • 60 gm all-purpose flour • 100 ml cooking oil • 2 cloves garlic, crushed • 1 large onion, small dice • 1 large carrot, small dice • 1 stalk celery, small dice • 150 ml dry white wine • 150 ml beef stock (or chicken) • 150 ml tomato sauce (or fresh tomatoes peeled & crushed) • 20 gm tomato paste • salt & pepper • 1 pinch oregano & thyme • 1 bay leaf • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley • 1 clove garlic, minced • 2 tsps grated lemon zest Dust the veal shanks lightly with flour. Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the veal and cook until browned on the outside. Remove to a bowl and keep warm. Add two cloves of crushed garlic and onion to the skillet; cook and stir until onion is tender. Return the veal to the pan and mix in the carrot, celery and wine. Simmer for 10 minutes. Pour in the tomato paste, tomato sauce (or fresh tomatoes) and beef stock and season with salt, pepper, bay leaf, oregano & thyme. Cover, and simmer over low heat for 1½ hours, basting the veal every 15 minutes or so. The meat should be tender, but not falling off the bone. In a small bowl, mix together the parsley, 1 clove of garlic and lemon zest. Mix into the veal just before serving. Serve with fresh tagliatelle.

Prepare and cut the vegetables in 'brunoise' style (diced into ½ cm cubes). Crush the garlic.

About Chef Eric Lamiraux
French-born Chef Eric Lamiraux discovered his kitchen skills in Lyon, where his mother imbued him with a passion for excellent food. He decided in his early twenties to discover the world and travelled to work in different European countries. He then went to Tahiti (French Polynesia), where he fell in love with exotic flavours. Eric arrived in Thailand 19 years ago and worked in a variety of well-known hotels and restaurants in Pattaya, Bangkok, Koh Samui and Phuket. His creative state of mind and enthusiasm for new tastes led to Eric joining the Urban Food group for the opening of their new branch in Central Festival. Urban Food offers a vast menu with over 100 items, mixing Asian and European food. For more information, please contact: Urban Food Central Festival Ground Floor Tel: +66 (0)76 307155 Jungceylon Sino Area Tel: +66 (0)76 366192 Web:


54 E6

110 G4

110 G4


Open daily 9:00 – 20:00 hrs. Tel: +66 (0)76 381010-7 100 Vised Road, Moo 2, Rawai 83130 Email: Website:

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 Pink Clay Wrap 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. 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 for more information. Reservation conditions: • 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
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To Kata & Karon



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Chalong Circle
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124 G3


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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: Website:


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

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

+66 (0)76 236663 +66 (0)76 381691 +66 (0)76 286100 +66 (0)76 396666-7 +66 (0)76 398200-5 +66 (0)76 284404 +66 (0)76 284760 +66 (0)76 333113 +66 (0)76 294500 +66 (0)76 275002-14 +66 (0)76 418888 +66 (0)76 593510 +66 (0)38 256555 +66 (0)39 551223

To Kathu Bypass Rd.
Tesco Lotus Bangkok Phuket Hospital

To Downtown Yaowarat Rd.


Vachira Hospital




ถนนเยาวราช สามกอง

81 A1



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: Website:

Sukko Cultural Spa
Sukko means "Beyond Happiness". My first feeling when I stepped through the impressive 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 se 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 threetreatment 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.

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:


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

Lemongrass House
To Tha Reua

To Bypass Rd. To Phuket City

To Kata To Rawai

Lemongrass House

To Kamala

To Chalong Pier


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Open daily 10am – 8pm 182 Koktanode Road (Next to Boathouse) Kata, Phuket 83100 Tel: +66 (0)76 330421 Email: Website:

Your Natural Beauty

Arrive in style to the scent and touch of tropical flowers and polished wooden floors with our modern, contemporary take on Thai/Ayurvedic massage, aromatherapy & beauty treatments. Try the His & Her Decleor Facial or for a more committed workout our 90-minute ‘The Beet down’. Or simply indulge in our simply heavenly 4 hands massage conducted in harmony by two therapists. Remove the knot in the shoulders and the weight of routine pressures and replace them with a life of energy and new resolution. Hang up your suits, shirts and button downs, throw on a comfortable pair of slippers and towel and embrace the RE KÁ TA Spa Lifestyle.

The Beet Down RE KÁ T Aroma Thai Top 2 Toe

Get 20% off all treatment from 10am – 2pm 60 min 3,300 THB 90 minutes 2,300 THB 30 min 1,300 THB / 60 min 1,900 THB 60 min 1,700 THB / 90 min 2,100 THB
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RE KÁ TA Spa Four Hands Senses Massage

Tel: +66 (0)88 451 0021

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108/26 moo 5, Chalerm P 6 m o Cha m-PrakietR Chalerm-PrakietRor.9 Rass Rassada, Muang, Phuket 83000 g, Phu 00 Tel: 076 304385-6, 076-612 304 04385-6, 076-612789 127 278 Mobile: 081 0333 60 088 765 4478, 088 765 4479 607, | Branch 1: Domestic Chiangmai Airport
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Branch 2: On Bypass Rd., Phuket


Open Daily 11:00 - 22:00 hrs. Tel: +66 (0)76 600108 Jungceylon 2nd Floor, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Email: Website:


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
Rat-U-Thit Rd


Soi Bangla Patong Beach Rd

Patong Sai 3 Rd

V.I.P Soi Sansabai

Banzan Market Soi Banzan



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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 Website:

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.
Best Western Premier Resort Dalar Resort Sunwing Resort

Rydges Amora Resort The Residence

To Surin Beach

The Nine Plaza

Beauty Studio

To Tesco Lotus Cherngtalay
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Top musical acts from around the globe gathered on the grounds of Laguna Phuket the last weekend in February to perform their unique styles of music at the 7th annual Phuket International Blues Rock Festival, presented by 91.5 FM. For the audience it was a feast of sensory delights. MCs Ricky and Marc welcomed the first performer, Australian Jack Derwin. This acoustic solo artist served up a beautiful appetizer of the blues while accompanying himself on numerous instruments. Moscowfish were up next. This Canadian duo exhibited tremendous energy and passion. They let loose a fine blend of ‘old timey’, reggae and blues and standards that got everyone in the right mood. The Rockin’ Angels followed and again Patt filled the stage with talented musicians: Richard Wright of New York on guitar and flute; teenagers Rannze on drums and Paul on guitar. Rounding out the group were Ya and Nida on backing vocals and on percussion Drew and William. A highlight was ‘Cocaine’ – opening slowly with Richard’s flute and Patt’s understated guitar, then rocking to a sizzling ending with blistering guitar riffs. Bravo! TOKEN is a Santana tribute band fronted by the highly talented Hatsamret aka Khun Teung, who won the 2011 Singha-sponsored Santana Guitar Legend contest and got to meet and open for the man himself at Impact Arena in Bangkok. He and his fellow young Phuket musicians wowed the crowd with their faithful versions of Santana classics. Rain fell for about five minutes, but the marquee covered the audience as SKY HIGH took to the stage. Clas Yngström (Sweden) and his band have toured the world and recorded numerous albums since their launch in the seventies. With original drummer Uffe Åhman and ace bassist Arne ‘Mr. Dynamite’ Blomqvist, the band plowed through original blues & rock material mixed with great
Patrick of Rockin' Angels

Phuket International Blues Rock Festival

Another great music event under the stars!

classics. In what was perhaps the boldest wardrobe choice of the festival, Clas was dressed in what appeared to be Leopard spotted pajamas. But this big, talented veteran performer managed to pull it off. AkashA is a 7-piece Malaysian band playing what some call World Fusion Music, but it’s more than that. They explore all corners of the globe by experimenting in Jazz, Blues, African, Latin, Celtic, & Asian rhythms. This was their third appearance at the Blues Festival, and their solid Phuket fan base eagerly awaited their performance, opening with a sitar playing Ragtime banjo runs, followed by straight-ahead jazz piano riffs, all coming together on an Indian melody, under laid with vocal and rhythmic percussion. They did not disappoint and no doubt picked up many new fans in Phuket. Saturday night the crowd was ready to rock when the Stuart Bush Band took the stage. This affable Australian quartet, playing regularly in Koh Samui, are a tight rock-based group that got everyone


warmed up with their solid set, including a beautiful version of Jimi Hendrix’ ‘Little Wing’. International was the operative word for this year’s festival, and so also the Colin Hill Band. Colin fronted bands in his native Australia for decades before making Phuket home a few years back. Pjae Stanley from Texas sang a riveting version of ‘I’d Rather Go Blind’. With Jeffery on keyboard, Tom on bass, Mauro on drums and saxman Milo, the band was up to speed when blues shouter Jimmy Fame and Arvid ‘Snakeman’ Munthe on harp joined them and got the crowd rocking. Few artists can claim to have played the legendary Glastonbury Festival, but newcomer Grainne Duffy had that honor in 2008. She won over the crowd immediately with her wonderful mix of blues, rock and soul. Grainne’s set featured songs from her albums ‘Out of The Dark’ and ‘Test Of Time’, including ‘Bad To Worse’ and ‘I’d Rather Go Blind’ (two versions of this powerful song in one night – tribute to the late great Etta James). Duffy sang with raw emotion, felt by all fortunate enough to witness her stirring performance. Representing Australia, yet again, were John Meyer’s Blues Express. They also played in 2011 and the crowd was eagerly awaiting his return. John, Peter and Ric performed songs to perfection from their selftitled debut album. John’s slide guitar was particularly noteworthy and we hope to see him back yet again – soon! Andy Andersen – organizer and founder of the Blues Rock Festival – is to be thanked for having the forethought, energy and perseverance to deliver this wonderful event year after year. But when the tent pegs are pulled and the trucks roll away – what makes this festival so unique is Andy’s ability to seek out fresh, new acts from around the globe. He has turned die-hard blues fans on to artists they didn’t know, such as Victor Brox & Rich Harper and made us aware of established names like Charlie Musselwhite, Eric Bibb & Curtis Salgado. This year Andy has done it again with headliner Chris Thomas King – who showed Phuket why he has sold over ten million records. Chris had an early baptism in the blues and in his twenties was touring and recording for Warner Bros. Securing a major role in the Coen brothers' film ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ in 2001 gained him international fame and a mainstream audience. Veteran bassist Jimmy Bell joined Chris and drummer Jeff Mills for almost an hour and a half of fantastic music. Drawing on songs from his latest albums ‘Rise’ and ‘Antebellum Postcards’, Chris’s sweet vocals and intricate guitar runs were all the crowd needed to cap off a fantastic weekend. From the first song ‘Dirty Water’, it was obvious that we were in the hands of a master, but it was ‘I Wanna
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Grainne Duffy

Be Your Drug’ that got everyone on their feet. With infectious hooks, precise timing, changes, raw energy and sheer showmanship – Chris delivered perhaps the best performance ever seen at the Blues Rock Festival. My Fedora hat is off to Chris Thomas King! IMAGE asia was a Media Partner of the Phuket International Blues Rock Festival for the second year. Words by Jim Newport.


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
View of our 2,000 sq m showroom.

Household and home décor items Floor and table lamps

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Discover the best solution for your floor or wall; both exterior and interior
With showrooms in Phuket and Bangkok, our boutiques offer compact, unconfused displays, taking the "bazaar" out of the tile showroom and presenting you with an easy reference point for all your floor and wall solutions. In stock Italian porcelain tiles and the highest quality European certified porcelain tiles from China, providing superior materials for home and office renovations as well as larger commercial, residential and condominium projects. We offer a wide range of solutions to flooring requirements in pricing, whilst maintaining the same high standards of material performance and customer care. After sales services include the supply of accessories and machinery for installation and finishing, and care & maintenance products. Our Phuket showroom is not difficult to find. It is located in an easily accessible area of Cherng Talay, at Wana Park on Srisoonthorn Road, not more than 5 minutes from the Two Heroines Monument. Or if you are on a visit to Bangkok, drop by the showroom at Brighton Place

Our Services:
• Supply of wide range of high quality tiles for both indoor and outdoor spaces. • Installation consulting • Tile cutting machines • Diamond Discs & Diamond Hand Pads • Spacer and Levelling Systems • Grouting machines • Care & Maintenance products For further information contact: Phuket: Wana Park, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherng Talay Tel: +66 (0)76 620168 Fax: +66 (0)76 620169 Bangkok: Brighton Place, Soi Soonvijay 6, Petchburi Road, Huay Kwang Tel: +66 (0)2 716 6216-8 Fax: +66 (0)2 716 6219 Web: Email:
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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.

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

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.

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: Website:

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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.

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.

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@ has worked together with Thai architects SRYT ikon STUDIO ( to design the project. See www. 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: Gianluca 084 923 2953 Email: Website:

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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.

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: Website:

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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.

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: Website:

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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.

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.

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.

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: Website:

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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.

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

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.

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: Website:

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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.

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.

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.

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: Website:

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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.

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.

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.

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: Websites:

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Absolute Beachfront

32.5m THB

Spacious Villa

24.6m THB

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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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Exquisite Home

183m THB

Garden Villa

27.8m THB

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53m THB

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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Garden Villa

9.8m THB

Sea View Condo

11.5m THB

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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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Affordable Luxury

10.9m THB

Freehold Condo

4.5m THB

Family Villa



23m THB

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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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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from 2.9m THB

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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5.2m THB

Great Investment

from 3.1m THB

Buena Vista Patong



from 18.9m THB

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!

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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.

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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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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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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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Seaview Villa

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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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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

Aspasia Resale

8.9m THB

Stunning Seaviews

19.5m THB

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

KATA : Owner must sell - fabulous 2 bedroom ocean view apartment in a 5-star resort overlooking Kata Beach. Reduced from 12 million baht.

KATA : Situated a few paces from the beach on a west facing site overlooking Kata Beach, this spacious 210 sqm 2 bedroom apartment offers uninterrupted sunset views of the Andaman Sea.





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9m THB

Beachfront Villa

19.9m THB

Ocean View Villa



80m THB

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.

MAI KHAO : Nowhere in Phuket will you find a luxury beach villa at this amazing price under 20 million Baht. Only 50 meters from Mai Khao beach, spacious 2 ensuite bedrooms, large private pool.

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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55m THB

The Heights Resale

26m THB

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21.5m THB

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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59m THB

Walk to the Beach

35m THB

Absolute Beachfront



7.15m US

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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Contemporary Tropical Home9.5m THB
KATHU : This 3 bedrooms house is set in a gated community with 24 hr security. A residential development comprising affordable contemporary tropical homes situated in a peaceful valley beside the fairways of Loch Palm Golf Course in Kathu.

Seaview Pool Villa

18.5-24.9m THB

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RAWAI : Top quality pool villa sea view consists of private swimming pool with Jacuzzi and large living room and a western kitchen with all the required facilities. The villa is located in a quiet area of Rawai and just a short drive from popular beach Naiharn.

CHALONG : 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, double garage, with total floor space of 316 sqm on 2 floors. The house plot size is 358 sqm. The house is in new condition, fully furnished and equipped with quality furnishings and ready to move into.





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Contemporary Style Villa 8.9m THB
NAIHARN : Single storey pool villa, with beautiful sunset and mountain views. The villa is finished in a good quality together with private pool and car park, telephone line, internet connection and cable TV.

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4.8m THB

VICHIT : Set in a truly central location with convenient access to many destinations and just 10 minutes from Phuket City. A number of white sandy beaches are close by. Easy access to major department stores.

KATA : Modern condominium located on the west coast, right on the oceanfront, facing stunning and uninterrupted sunset views of the Andaman Sea and view of the Big Buddha. Fully furnished and ready to move right in.



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Pool House

35,000 THB/month

Luxurious Villa 180,000 THB/month
LAYAN : The villa is located within the prestigious Baan Thai Surin Hill Estate and is contemporary Thai style luxury villa with 4 bedrooms. Enjoys panoramic sea views over Bang Tao Bay and Layan Beach.

PHUKET TOWN : Pool house consists of 2-3 bedrooms, centrally situated in Phuket Town, close to the business centre and nestled in a peaceful community suitable for absolute relaxation and serene escape from the bustle.




Private Pool Villa 150,000 THB/month
BANGTAO : Close to Bang Tao Beach. The villa features a fully furnished, separated lounge, dining room, open western kitchen and maids' quarters. All rooms open on to the pool, the main focus of the home is via concertina glass and hardwood doors.

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35,000 THB/month

New Single House 55,000 THB/month
CHALONG : “Living” concept pantry is designed to facilitate all activities while connecting the dining room with the Thai-style kitchen. Thai-style kitchen behind the house has and space for laundry and washing area. Maid’s room with ensuite bathroom.


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CHALONG : 2 bedroom 3 bathroom, detached villas designed private swimming pool in the centre. As all rooms provide sliding glass doors, you can enjoy the view and easy access to the garden and pool area.

KATA : Modern 2 storeys, 3 bedrooms home sits in a peaceful and safe road in Kata. The villa is just a convenient 1 kilometre to Kata Beach. This villa is available as a holiday home.


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KATHU : 66 sqm. Newly completed-spacious condominium. Perfect location, being in the middle of golf course and in the centre of island. 24 hr security. (SC048)

PATONG : 34 sqm. Studio with garden view on the hill side of Patong. Very calm and tranquil with wonderful mountain breeze. Always occupied for rental. 24 hr security. (SC026)

PATONG : 68 sqm. Panoramic mountain view 1 bedroom condominium on 17th floor of the highest building. Walk to Patong Beach. Top apartment for rental. Pool and 24 hr security. (SC050)





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KATHU : 99 sqm. Superb fair view penthouse. Spacious property with high quality decor. Full facilities with rooftop Jacuzzi and communal pool on ground floor. 24 hr security. (SC046)

KATHU : 130 sqm. Spacious 2 bedroom condominium with panoramic mountain view. Full facilities; gym, sauna and communal pool. 24 hr security. To be rented for 2 yrs. Good for investment (SC019)

KALIM : 87 sqm. Rare opportunity. Seaview 2 bedroom apartment. Excellent location, beachfront at Kalim Bay. Nearby all amenities and communal pool. 24 hr security. (SC016)




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KATHU : 500 sqm. Perfect home pool villa. Location in the centre of the island and nearby golf course. Surrounded with all island amenities. 24 hr security. (SV062)

PATONG : 42-82 sqm. Perfect condo with panosea view roof top. Convenience location. Few minutes to the beach and all amenities. Daily and short/long term rental Full facilities and 24 hr security. (RC014)

CHALONG : 4 rai. Fantastic sea view. Perfect for start property project. Calm and tranquil area. Option to buy big plot or small plot at 12 m THB per Rai. (SL009)




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KAMALA : 819 sqm. Breath-taking superb sea view 6 bedrooms waterfront pool villa with private acces to the beach. Location at Millionaire mile, Kamala. Full 5-star resort facilities. (SV037)

KAMLA : 728 sqm. Breath-taking beachfront Loft style villa with full service. Offering both holiday rental package and monthly rental. (RV015)

KAMALA : 4,528 sqm. Superb waterfront land with panoramic ocean view. Location at Millionaire Mile. Nearby with top-notch projects. Great opportunity for high-end development. (SL018)

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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.

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.

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Integrated Pest Management System The ISS Group was founded in Copenhagen in 1901 and has since grown to become the world’s leading Facility Services Company. ISS is currently present in over 52 countries and has over 25 years experience in Thailand.

Our Services
• Pest Control
ISS Pest Control uses proprietary formulas of residual chemicals, gels, baits and fogging treatment to effectively control crawling and flying insects. All chemicals adopted by ISS Pest Control meet international safety standards. Whilst having a lasting effect, treatments are safe to the environment and to humans.

• Termite Control
Professionally qualified ISS Termite Inspectors provide a room-to-room examination of all timber components to detect damaged wood or possible termite infestation with advanced termite detecting devices. If termite infections are suspected, chemical treatment or termite intercepting & baiting systems will be applied to ensure all termite colonies are exterminated.

• Landscaping Services
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:, Website:
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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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Phuket Consult was officially established in 2008
however Lek & Angela, the owners, have been providing assistance to both the local and international community since 1995.

We are a locally connected business with over 15 years of experience in providing assistance and offer a bilingual service, meaning that as a foreigner living in Phuket we can bridge that gap for you and add that personal touch to your business. We have a large network of governing bodies which enables us to make the right connections for you. Our service is unique and our vision is to make smooth connections in business, that are so often hard to achieve in a foreign country and especially in times of need and emergency. Experienced in both cultures, we can help with negotiations to ensure your side is heard & understood, in any situation, business or personal.

Because we understand the difficulties that can arise when you live in a foreign country, we will be happy to be of assistance to you in situations where you require someone with local knowledge. We will be there for you whether this means arranging insurance, visas, work permits, company set up, accounting, property sales – you name it, we can help! Our enthusiastic and experienced team members of Phuket Consult are very skilled at solving problems and cutting through red tape. We know the language, the locations, the laws and the people. Lek, a true Phuketian, was born and raised in Phuket. Being a local he has an extensive network of connections and solid long standing relationships with key figures in the Thai community. He has the “know how,” capability and connections to get just about anything done. When living in Phuket, Lek is certainly a man you should get to know! Angela, originally British, but now a Thai national, is a very unique Thai speaking foreigner who speaks two dialects and has lived in Phuket for the past 28 years. In addition to speaking Thai fluently, her knowledge and understanding of the Thai people and their culture is amazing, thus enabling her to represent both foreigners and Thais alike. When you find yourself in tricky situations or you need assistance Lek and Angela are the people you need to call as they are the complete package! Directions: From Chalong Circle, travel south on Visaet Road towards Rawai. After the Lemon Green Gas station, just before the traffic lights to Nai Harn, the office is located on the right hand side of the road.
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Foreign investment has played a vital role in Thailand’s economic development for many decades. However, the legal framework accommodating such development has had to try to keep pace with global markets and changes by neighboring Asian countries regarding how investment is welcomed or regulated. Foreign investment projects range from large-scale enterprises by multinational corporations to start-ups by individual entrepreneurs. But regardless of a project’s scale and size, all foreign investment is subject to the Foreign Business Act (1999) (the “FBA”). The FBA provides the legal framework for foreign investment in the Kingdom, and any investor who is considering doing business in Thailand should be aware of the law and seek advice on the same. This article will provide an overview of some of the FBA’s key elements. What is a foreigner? The FBA governs investment by foreigners, regardless of whether such foreigners are individuals or corporations. Thailand, like most countries, places restrictions on investment by foreigners (see the section on restrictions, below) to protect certain industries and national interests. Thus, a key issue is determining whether an investor is considered a “foreigner” under the FBA, and thus subject to restrictions. For purposes of the FBA, a foreigner is a non-Thai individual or entity (e.g. a company or partnership); a company registered in Thailand where non-Thai individuals or entities hold at least 50% of the shares; or, an entity that has half of its capital invested by non-Thais. Under this definition, even if a company is formed and registered in Thailand, it will be considered “foreign” if non-Thais own 50% or more of the shares, or contribute 50% or more of its investment capital. It should be noted that often there are high profile cases in the media and courts in Thailand regarding whether a company has become by virtue of sometimes complicated ‘cross-shareholdings’ a foreign company, when in fact it is supposed to remain according to the FBA, Thai. Such cases can become highly politicized, but can also have an effect on companies with foreign shareholdings operating in the same field or industry as the high profile case in dispute. Basic requirements Foreigners must meet certain requirements under the FBA to operate businesses in Thailand. For example, foreigners are not allowed to invest in the Kingdom if they have been deported or have deportation pending. Investment is also disallowed if a foreigner resides in Thailand without permission under the immigration laws. The FBA also contains minimum capital requirements for foreign businesses. Generally, the minimum capital requirement is two million Thai Baht, but can be more depending on the industry. Moreover, for foreigners who receive permission to operate businesses in specific restricted sectors, the minimum capital requirement is not less than three million Thai Baht. However, under the FBA, these minimum capital requirements do not apply if the funds used by foreigners to invest in businesses were acquired through previously operated businesses in Thailand. Restrictions under the FBA One of the most important elements of the FBA is the limitation on industries in which foreigners can invest. The FBA categorizes such industries into three lists, which generally include sectors, which involve national security; local culture; the environment; and fields that Thais are, according to regulation but not necessarily public opinion, not yet ready to compete with foreigners. Foreigners are prohibited from participating in the activities contained in the first list, while special permission from the government is needed with regard to the second and third lists. And even if such permission is obtained, which involves a complicated process, foreign shareholding is very limited. The restricted sectors are extensive, but a few noteworthy ones include: newspapers; radio and television stations; farming; forestry; land trading; land, waterway, and air transportation; production of goldware and silverware; mining; accounting services; legal services; architecture

and engineering services; construction (with certain specific exceptions); broker or agent business (with certain specific exceptions); advertising business; hotel business (except for hotel management services); and selling food and beverages (e.g. restaurants and bars). While foreigners can be observed operating in semiownership capacities in some of these fields, the nature of any structuring to accommodate foreign involvement in these areas requires proper knowledge of the application of the law. Nominee arrangements and penalties Foreigners have, in some cases, attempted to circumvent the FBA’s restrictions on investment fields by using “nominee” Thai shareholders. Using such nominee shareholders gives the appearance that the company is actually domestic (i.e. majority-Thai owned), even though a foreign party controls it. Such an arrangement is illegal and is criminalized under the FBA. The law expressly provides criminal penalties for Thai nationals and companies that participate in nominee structures. Furthermore, foreigners that illegally operate in restricted investment fields are subject to criminal penalties, including fines and prison. Such penalties extend to a company’s directors, partners, and shareholders, if the company itself is found to be operating in a restricted sector. It is not uncommon to hear foreigners publicly state that the authorities are lenient in application of the law, which can be a risky view should any business activity or dispute bring the scrutiny of the authorities. It is frequently not possible to rely upon protection from the law if the starting point is to be in breach of the law itself. Conclusion Foreign investment has played, and continues to play a vital role in Thailand’s economic development. However, while the Kingdom wishes to continue to attract foreign investment, it also seeks to strike a balance with domestic needs. In 2007, draft amendments to the FBA were proposed that were meant to address nominee arrangements, but were also seen as making the law more restrictive. Despite being approved by parliament, the proposal was ultimately withdrawn by the government. Investors should be alert to any possible changes in the FBA by the current government, and adapt accordingly. Thailand remains open to extensive foreign investment, but requires an understanding of its economy and socio-political environment.

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Triple Festival Delight
thunderous, wondrous, fabulous
Phuket’s an island of year-round fun but this month it cranks up into full-throttle party mode with no less than three festivals celebrating a full spectrum of lifestyles and cultures.
April kicks off with a roar with Phuket Bike Week, with some 10,000 motorheads from around the world expected to descend upon the island for three days of parties, competitions and rides. Next is the Songkran Thai New Year festival, the world-famous national water fight that’s celebrated with particular verve in Phuket. And last but not least is the Phuket Pride fest that this year is bringing a more inclusive theme to the usual glittering array of parades and parties for the island’s gay community. Most of the action for all three events will be in Patong Beach, Phuket’s official party town.


Phuket Bike Week

April 6-8

The bars along Bangla Road especially become thronged with an astonishing array of (mostly) men in leather vests adorned with the biker club names with a 'special charm', such as Headhunters and War Pigs, crazily-designed chrome chopper bikes with sky-high handlebars, and acres of tattooed skin. But far from being gangsters, most of those who join Phuket Bike Week are business people of means looking for a way to blow off some steam while on holiday. Loma Park on the Patong beachfront will be set up into three zones and events include dinners, car and motorbike displays, and live music including Thailand’s popular Carabao rock band. Entry will be 300 baht for the three days, and the roads around the park will be closed to traffic during the festivities. Thousands of non-riders are expected to join, too. For those riding onto the island, a number of welcome stations will be set up along the way starting from Sarasin bridge, as a way to give riders the VIP treatment and allow communities beyond Patong to benefit from the event. Other events include tree-planting activities, custom bike and tattoo competitions and the always-popular Miss Phuket Bike Week contest, featuring a bevy of leather-clad beauties.

Bike Week is a home-grown event that’s become truly international since launching in 1995. This year’s theme is ASEAN Ride Together, and the event’s organisers, including Wittaya ‘Sumon’ Singkalah, have spent the past few months on the road from Indonesia to Brunei to Vietnam promoting the event. Born and raised in the modest Kor Eang fishing village on Phuket’s far north near Yacht Haven Marina, Khun Sumon has emerged as one of the leaders of the island’s big bike community. He’s been involved with Bike Week since the first event, which he says attracted about 250 riders. It’s grown with each passing year into one of the most popular in Asia, now bringing in bikers by the thousands. Khun Sumon says that Patong’s beach and nightlife attractions lend the Phuket event added doses of excitement, freedom and fun that have been keys to its success.

Contact: West Coast Ride (Thailand) Co., Ltd. 99/10-12 Chalerm Phrakiat Rama 9 Road (bypass) Tel: +66 (0)76 352069, +66 (0)81 691 9346, +66 (0)81 536 2158 Email:



Songkran Festival

April 13-15

Thailand’s New Year celebration is a wet and wild event throughout the country, but the Phuket version is the most international and perhaps the most boisterous of all. Tourists, expats and Thais alike arm themselves to the teeth with water guns, powder and buckets and let loose for three days of heavy dousing (and, it must be said, some heavy drinking too). Water battles take place along all the main roads throughout the island, and pick-up trucks turn into roving water-war vehicles overloaded with people who splash everyone they pass by as they cruise the soggy streets. Forget about getting anywhere on these days without getting soaked, especially if you’re on a motorbike. And no one’s immune to a drenching, not even officials on duty. One memorable sight at a previous year’s event was a policeman directing traffic on the beach road while simultaneously being sloshed by bucket-wielding attackers, his dripping-wet brown uniform clinging even more snugly than usual.

Patong is host to the most frenzied Songkran celebrations, while Phuket City comes in at a close second. In addition to days of street parties, there are a number of traditional activities to join as well. At the time of writing the full schedule of events had not yet been finalised, but confirmed activities include a merit-making ceremony at Queen Sirikit park in Phuket City on the morning of April 13 and festivities at Saphan Hin park on each day of Songkran from 9am to 6pm. More sacred aspects of the festival that can be seen around the island include processions of Buddha images and ceremonies to pay homage to elders with scented lustral water. Contact: Tourism Authority of Thailand, Phuket office 191 Thalang Road, Phuket City Tel. 0 7621 1036; 0 7621 7138; 0 7621 2213 Website :

Phuket Pride 2012

April 23-28

Phuket’s festival month closes with a flourish with an exciting line-up of parades and parties planned for the Phuket Pride festival. Not only will the festival be a celebration of gay pride, this year it aims to create a stronger sense of community within the Thai and foreign communities in Phuket with the theme “Join our Family”. Ken Miller, chair of the organising committee of the Phuket Loves You Club, said, “This year, with the support of Patong Municipality, it was decided to move our Pride Celebration towards the end of April, with the hope of attracting more tourists not only to our celebration but to Phuket.” Most of the events are traditionally held in the Soi Paradise area of Patong, but the festival is branching out this year to other parts of the island, too, most notably with a screening in Phuket City of the film Living with the Tiger, a moving documentary about group of HIVinfected orphans in Thailand who have been abandoned by society. Other activities include a volleyball tournament, boat cruises, parties in Loma Park and the parade, which starts at 4pm on April 28. With the various floats battling to outdo each other with outrageous fashions,

performance art, music and sheer exuberance (not to mention some of the island’s most beautiful people), the Pride parade is a Mardi Grasstyle feast for the senses not to be missed. A number of initiatives aimed to improve people’s lives beyond the festival will also be carried out, including a focus on increasing awareness of HIV/AIDs and sexually transmitted diseases in the lesbian, gay and bi-sexual communities and the services provided for those affected. The PLU Club is pledging to donate a percentage of its profits from its Pride Celebration to organizations that work towards achieving PLU Club’s goals. Website: Email:



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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 enjoy and sheer excitement to be enjoyed by all ages. 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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Things to do in Phuket
Phuket. The international resort which has everything. For many people their dream holiday on the island is all about beach, beach and more beach, followed by fine dining and late night partying. Who could blame them? These days though, we find that visitors are increasingly adventurous and for this reason we at ‘Shop WINDOW on Lifestyle’ have put together a selection of more exotic and unusual activities. Enjoy yourselves.
Explore the island. There are many companies who offer island tours and these are a convenient and inexpensive way of seeing more of your holiday destination. However, if you have the time why not rent a motorcycle or car, and do a little exploring on your own? Your hotel or tour guide will be able to give you a road map, but you can’t really get lost. This is an island so if you keep going you’ll eventually get back where you started! Follow the winding coast roads and discover isolated beaches which you can have all to yourself. Head inland and visit small farming communities where people still live in much the same way as they have for hundreds of years.
Please remember that you must wear a crash helmet on a motorcycle. For those of you who are visiting from Europe or the United States please also note that we drive on the left here! Motorcycle rentals start at 150 baht per day and small jeeps are available from 900 baht per day. If you rent for a week or longer you’ll be able to negotiate a better rate. (See page 25 for details). For more information on Songkran festival contact: Tourism Authority of Thailand Phuket office, Tel: 0-76211036 or visit website:

Join Songkran festival in Phuket. No visitor who has ever been here during the month of April can have avoided coming into contact with the enchanting, hilarious, and occasionally exasperating and downright dangerous watery explosion of public celebration which is Songkran.
Thailand's most celebrated festival is Songkran – the Thai new year. It starts on April 13 and lasts for between three and ten days, depending on where you’re resident. For most, it’s lots of fun and an excuse to cool off at what is usually the hottest time of the year. A mass water throwing in Phuket is generally confined to a single day (13 April), and to specific zones − in Phuket City at Saphan Hin and at Rawai Beach, Kata/Karon Beaches, Nai Yang Beach, Surin Beach and Patong Beach, Songkran in Patong usually begins the evening before – April 12, when normal activities in the bars cease, and the world's biggest water carnival begins. If you’re staying in one of the tourist centres like Patong, there really is no way of avoiding a soaking, unless you stay in your hotel.

Phuket Butterfly Garden and Insect World

Phuket Butterfly Garden and Insect World This is a place of endless educational possibilities. Here you can learn more about the miraculous miniature world of insects and butterflies. Relax in the garden where there are literally thousands of butterflies filling the air or busy seeking pollen among the tropical blooms.
Located in Soi Paneung in the Sam Kong area, the garden is a five minute drive from Tesco Lotus. Take the road towards Phuket City and it’s on the lefthand side. There’s a large sign indicating the turning. Entrance for children ndicating under ten years is 150 baht, adults and kids over ten years pay 300 baht. ults Open daily from 9am until 5pm (last admission). For more information ring +66 (0)76 210861 or visit phuketbutterfl
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Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men, the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men, and ranks eleventh in terms of life expectancy lost from any disease.
Initially a taboo subject, not discussed amongst men when having a beer, prostate cancer has been under the medical research spotlight in a big way for a little more than a decade, and the flurry of activity is starting to show good results through testing and diagnosis refinements and the development of effective new drugs. The primary function of the prostate gland is to secrete the fluid that moves sperm forward during ejaculation. The prostate is highly prone to cancer, and the American Cancer Society estimates the number of deaths resulting from prostate cancer at 30,000 each year. But recent years have shown a dramatic drop in the number of men present with the disease in its advanced stages. Changes in the way prostate cancer is diagnosed are hot topics for study and discussion among health care practitioners. PSA (prostate specific antigen) blood testing is the front line screen for prostate cancer. As prostate cancer develops, a protein measured by the PSA test goes up. The optimal age to begin PSA testing, the frequency of testing, as well as the optimal value to detect cancer, remain under investigation. At present, it is recommended that men over 50 be checked annually. According to Dr See, a leading researcher, "Historically, 50% of men with prostate cancer presented a disease that had already spread throughout the body. Today, fewer than 5% present what we would

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term advanced disease. The reasons for that are twofold. One is the heightened public awareness. The second is the availability of the PSA blood test. Widespread use of PSA screening has really shifted the stage of disease which men present." PSA testing is available in Phuket at most hospitals and costs around 900 baht. It is a simple blood check, and whilst it does not replace the older method of testing the prostate, the digital examination, it is a very useful diagnostic tool. PSA is an enzyme produced in the prostate that is found in the seminal fluid and the bloodstream. An elevated PSA level in the bloodstream does not necessarily indicate prostate cancer, since PSA can also be raised by infection or other prostate conditions. Many men with an elevated PSA do not have prostate cancer. Nonetheless, a PSA level greater than 4.0 nanograms per milliliter of serum was established initially as the cutoff where the sensitivity for detecting prostate cancer was the highest and the specificity for detecting noncancerous conditions was the lowest. A PSA level above 4.0 ng per milliliter of serum may trigger a prostate biopsy to search for cancer. It is important to note that the PSA test is an imperfect screening tool. A man can have prostate cancer and still have a PSA level in the “normal” range. Approximately 25% of men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer have a PSA level below 4.0. In addition, only 25% of men with a PSA level of 4–10 are found to have prostate cancer. With a PSA level exceeding 10, this rate jumps to approximately 65%. More sophisticated forms of the PSA blood test can be used to further improve the precision of the test. There are other factors that can influence the development of prostate cancer, age being an important one. It is extremely rare for a man under the age of 40 to have prostate cancer, but the likelihood

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Dialock, the Electronic Locking System
Dialock is the intelligent identification and locking system from Häfele. The transponder technology makes touchless opening and closing possible and provides optimum security, even if keys are lost.

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Dialock DT 400 Locking System
DT 400 is the latest generation of touch-free identification and locking system from the Dialock family. It replaces the combination of mechanical keys and locks completely and offers a significantly greater range of functions. It is very flexible and can be extended at any time, from one to multiple users. DT 400 can be installed as a basic stand-alone version for apartment and hotel or large projects. DT 400 combines maximum convenience and security for all guests at minimum cost and effort to management. This is because access authorizations to the doors of your hotel can be conveniently granted and managed at the reception. For each room, access authorizations are easy to program and can be flexibly adapted at any time. DT 400 Features: The complete solution for a guest room door requires on the exterior side only standard rosettes and a very flat reader assembly under the lower rosette. Interior unit includes terminal electronic assembly, battery compartment and DND assembly.RF-based activation of the DT 400 allows comfortable use by the guest and works only with a Dialock key. Appealing, unobtrusive design corresponding with modern interior architecture. Choice of six lever models (other lever on request). Choice of three finishes: Stainless steel, satin; Stainless steel, polished; Brass, polished; (other finish on request). Blank escutcheon or escutcheon for profile cylinder. Fire-rated, approved mortise lock as per DIN 18250 with automatic deadbolt and anti-panic-function. Highest continuous security for the guest: the door is always locked whether the guest is inside or outside the room. Mounting of the DT 400 requires only the standard DIN drillings. The guest can always leave the room by simply depressing the lever handle. Optional: Emergency key opening solution through half profile cylinder mounted concealed or visible.

Emergency opening events are logged in the audit trail. Turning the thumb turn on the interior module activates "DND" function. Horizontal position: DND is active, i.e. staff cannot enter the room. Blue and red LED indicate locking status. IR interface for terminal configuration and download of diagnostic data and audit trails via MDU. Up to 1000 access events can be stored. Using eco-friendly AA alkaline manganese e battery, prolongs battery life for lower operating costs.

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Simple-secure-convenient DT Lite is one of the electronic identification onic and locking system from Häfele for secure and ele simple access organization in your applications. The benefits of DT Lite can be used to flexibly e allocate and block rights for your guests and staff our in hotel and user in residential. DT Lit i easy t i t ll or retrofit. Th f t th t Lite is to install l t fit The fact that identification is touchless makes the system wear-resistant and extremely low maintenance. Dialock DT Lite is an electronic identification and looking system from HAFELE for secure and simple access control solutions for your project. Dialock DT Lite is usable to allocate and block access flexible for your guests and stuff in hotel and residental applications. Dialock DT Lite is easy to install or retrofit. The fact that identification is touchless makes the system wear-resistant with an extremely low maintenance. The Terminal Features • Consists of an inside module / outside module • Access integration • Tag-itTM ISO 15693 technology • Fast opening process • DND function (Do Not Disturb) via thumbturn • For door thickness 38 – 80 mm • 1,000 audit trails (Hotel Version only), including unlocking via the use of the electronic card, emergency unlocking via the use of mechanical keys from outside, and opening the door from inside • Emergency manual key function • Alarm function: long beep alarm when the latch is maliciously operated or the door is not closed properly

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