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Khao Phanom Benja National Park
Huay To Waterfall
Koh Kudu Yai Koh Boi Noi
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Kho Phra Taew National Park Jumeirah Private Island Marina
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Bang Pae Waterfall Koh kala
Koh Pak Bia
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Bang Rong Bay
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Koh Si Bo Ya Hua Lan Cape
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Shopping, Dining & Leisure
Helicam fly into action with Phuket Adventures Kiddies' Home Palm House Primary School Recipe : Aleenta Mediterranean wrap Dining around Phuket Hot spot : Cape Panwa Beaches of White, Mariner ’s Delight Xtrem Aventures Phuket 24 28 29 32 33-37 46-47 70
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Twinpalms Kiss Photo Competition 2012 Till 30 Aug @ Twinpalms
Have a photo of yourself kissing someone lip to lip while holding the cover of any of the five Twinpalms Magazines. (Download a copy from the website at Twinpalms Phuket Resort Magazine or use a real copy.) Photos will be on based on originality, sexiness and location and judged by the Twinpalms Employee Panel - gardener, waitress, guest relations, driver, therapist, financial controller, designer, management. Send jpegs with a maximum file size of 2 mb to email@example.com. The prize is 7 days/6 nights complimentary stay at Twinpalms Phuket Resort including breakfast for 2 persons. Tel: +66 (0)76 316500. Web: www.twinpalms-phuket.com.
SEA Property Multihull Championship 13 - 15 July @ Ao Chalong Yacht Club (ACYC)
The fifth Phuket Multihull Championship features Performance Multihulls, Corsairs and Firefly 850 One Designs. The host venue is ACYC with four parties and prize-giving ceremonies held there. Tel: +66 (0)76 381490. Web: www.acyc-phuket.com.
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 18 - 22 July @ Cape Panwa
Phuket Raceweek, the 'green season' regatta is a sailing event that comprises four days of international standard yacht racing and five nights of parties and is now in its ninth year. Tel: +66 (0)76 264491. Web: www. phuketraceweek.com.
American Independence Day 1 July @ Headstart International School
The day sees hamburgers, hot dogs and American beer, games for kids, fireworks and more from 11am to 6:30pm. Sponsored by NavyLeaguePhuket. org, Tel: +66 (0)87 266 7514. Web: www.navyleaguephuket.org.
Phuket Go-Kart Championships 2012 29 July @ Phuket Racing Go-Karts Track
Come to the pits for a good cause - to raise funds to support the Eyesight Improvement Programme for children at Baan Bang Thon School in Kathu. Enter a team of five drivers plus Team Manager (includes a buffet supper) for 6,000 Baht. Tel: +66 (0)81 374 2088. Web: www.andamanlions.org.
Kids Day Surf Camps 4 - 6, 11 - 13, 18 - 20 July @ Phuket
Are your kids looking for some activity and fun while on holiday? Let them participate in three-day surf camps that offers supervised surf lessons, ocean safety and education and beach activities and games. Meals, snacks and drinks as well as T-shirts will also be provided. Tel: +66 (0)82 519 3282. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.skylaphuket.com.
OCEANS APART: An Exhibition of Original Art 14 July - 17 August @ Mom Tri’s Villa Royale Gallery
Local artist Robin Gillow and South African-based artist Libby Harrison are holding an exhibition that represents their respective geographicallybased positions and their different art styles. Both South Africa and Asia are brought to true colour. Robin and Libby have each donated a painting to be auctioned at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek. Tel: +66 (0)81 797 1421.
3rd Phuket Spicy Soccer 7s 7 - 8 July @ Phuket
Described as 'the hottest thing in July', the 2nd Phuket Spicy Soccer 7s will see soccer enthusiasts compete for two days at the FIFA Phuket Tsunami Football Center. The tournament consists of Open Men & Masters Over 35s. Web: www.thai7s.com.
Cultural Street at Kathu District Date to be announced @ Kathu
The event sees shop booths and exhibitions, a light and sound performance featuring the life of villagers plus eating local food. Web: www.kathucity.go.th.
The International Business Association of Phuket (IBAP)
Regular Meeting will be the 2nd Friday of the month. Tel: +66 (0)81 412 5652. Web: www.ibap-phuket.net
Phuket International Women's Club (PIWC)
Meet and Greet at Starbucks, central Festival, 10 am, Thursday 12th July from 10 am. Just show up and introduce yourself. Monthly Lunch is on Thursday 19th July location to be announced. All are welcome but prior registration is essential. Members THB500, guests THB650. Contact email@example.com.
Lions Club of Patong Beach
The monthly membership meeting and fellowship dinner is on the second Tuesday of each month. Contact: Jehanbaz (Jum) Ali Khan, Tel: +66 (0)81 374 2088. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.lions-club-patong.org.
British Business Association – Phuket (BBAP)
ON the 12th, there's a BBAP/BCCT networking night at the Irish Times, Jungceylon. Members are free of charge; non-members, 200 baht. On the 31st, it's the BBAP Olympics – Olympics that you wouldn't expect – at the Phuket Island lager Bar, Patong. Web: www.bbap.org. Email email@example.com.
Facebook Fridays 10-11am
Have questions about Facebook or other social medias? Then join us every Friday 10-11am Phuket time on the WaLL of www.facebook.com/ awprmarketing To chat live with experts such as Woody Leonhard, Amish Metha and Able Wanamakok. Its free and easy so see you online!
Phuket Afternoon Computer Clinic
Join ‘For Dummies’ author Woody Leonhard at his weekly Computer Clinic, every Wednesday of every month from 1 to 3pm. It's on the 4th in Patong and the 11 and 25th in Chalong. Email: Woody@KhunWoody.com. Web: www.khunwoody.com.
Chicky Net - The social network for women in Thailand
Chicky Net is the online social network for women who have either relocated to Thailand or who are visiting for a specific period of time. Join us at www. chickynetnet.com and meet other women in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui, Hua Hin and Phuket. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.chickynet.com.
Entertainment – July Choices
Live Soul @ Opus One Restaurant & Bar
Every Friday night at Opus One Restaurant & Bar enjoy the live Soul with Pjae Stanley & Her Crew from 9:30pm till Late. www.opusonephuket.com.
Grumpy Old Men's Society (GOMS)
A grumpy but happy group of local gentleman who gather every first and third Monday of the month at Chalong Pier Beer Garden to have a few quiet beers, share information and to raise money for charity. Drinks start at 6pm and meetings at 6:45pm. Contact: Warren Crowe, Email: email@example.com.
Live Music at the Hard Rock Cafe Phuket
Live music most evenings at the Hard Rock Cafe Phuket. Open daily 10pm to 2am. 48/1 Ruamjai Road, Patong. Tel: +66 (0)76 340210.
Island Furniture Cricket league - Phuket Cricket Group (PCG)
The Island Furniture Senior League 40 over matches are played every Sunday morning starting 9 am at the ACG Cricket Ground. Thai youth rugby practice every Saturday morning. Nets and rugby practice every Tuesday and Thursday evening. Web sites www.acgphuket.com www.phuketcricketgroup.com
Live Irish Rock @ Scruffy Murphy's Irish Pub, Patong
Nightlife and entertainment venue with an Irish theme. Every night, except for Sunday, with Neil and the Red Hot Potatoes, playing pub rock and traditional fast rhythm fiddle music. On Sundays there’s live football on the big screens. Tel: +66 (0)76 292590. Web:www.scruffymurphyphuket.com.
Central Festival Phuket, Tel: +66 (0)76 209000 Jungceylon Shopping Destination Patong, Tel: +66 (0)76 600555
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
(Action, Thriller) Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman The third and final instalment in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy sees the Dark Knight facing off against the super-strong terrorist Bane and the enigmatic Catwoman. Taking place eight years after chaotic events, Gotham city revels in long-awaited peace. Yet Selina Kyle thinks this is the calm to a storm. Still pinned for Harvey Dent’s crimes, Batman is forced to return to the city as a wanted fugitive to prevent the fall of Gotham and the rise of Bane.
ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT
(Action & Adventure, Animation, Comedy) Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Seann William Scott Scrat's nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn, which he's been after since the dawn of time, has world-changing consequences - a continental cataclysm that triggers the greatest adventure of all for Manny, Diego and Sid. In the wake of these upheavals, Sid reunites with his cantankerous Granny, and the herd encounters a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates determined to stop them from returning home.
STEP UP REVOLUTION
(Drama, Romance, Musical & Performing Arts) Ryan Guzman, Kathryn McCormick, Misha Gabriel, Peter Gallagher Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations of becoming a professional dancer and soon falls in love with Sean who leads a dance crew in elaborate, cutting-edge flash mobs, called "The Mob." When a business man threatens to develop The Mob's historic neighborhood and displace thousands of people, Emily must band together with Sean and The Mob to turn their performance art into protest art, and risk losing their dreams to fight for a greater cause.
(Live Action, Comedy) Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel McHale, Seth MacFarlane Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane brings his boundary-pushing brand of humor to the big screen for the first time as writer, director and voice star of Ted. In the live action/CGanimated comedy, he tells the story of John Bennett, a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish...and has refused to leave his side ever since.
Off Phuket Events
Pattaya International Marathon
1-3 3 The Moon Festival @ Queen Sirikit 72 years Chalearmprakiet Park, Phuket Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival & International Candle Carving Competition @ Ubon Ratchathani Por Tor Festival @ All Chinese Shrines, Phuket Quicksilver Thailand International Surf @ Patong Beach, Phuket Twinpalms Phuket 8th Anniversary Party @ Catch Beach Club, Surin Beach, Phuket Tennis ATP Thailand Open 2012 @ Nonthaburi
15 July @ Pattaya
Every year, there are many runners participating from various countries. In all, there are three races; the full marathon (42 Km), the half marathon (21 Km) and the quarter marathon (10 Km). Contact: TAT Pattaya, Tel: +66 (0)38 427667, +66 (0)38 428750. Pattaya City Office, Tel : +66 (0)38 731169. Web: www.torismthailand.org, www.pattaya-marathon.com Wedding Fair
21- 29 July @ BITEC, Bangkok
Wedding Fair is a ritual performance. Tying the knot in our country is a matter of huge importance or even the cause of life. A traditional wedding with its inalienable attributes is some kind of a symbol for Thailand, because it turns an unexplored but the most important page in the book of life and branded in memory as the most unforgettable event. Adidas King of the Road 2012
Dates to be Announced Dates to be Announced 22 24 - 2 Oct
29 July @ Bangkok
Adidas presents the first “Adidas King Of The Road: KOTR”, a running championship across five countries in Southeast Asia (Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore), with the aim of uniting all runners, from social joggers to serious athletes, to build a legendary 16.8 km running route. Thailand will kick the championship off on the 29th from 4am to 9am. Registration fee starts from 300 baht (up to distance). All candidates receive jersey and medal. Tel: +66 (0)2 279 0046-7. Adidas shops: CentralWorld, Siam Discovery, etc. Web: www.adidaskingoftheroad.com. TITANIC The Artifact Exhibition
Sakon Nakhon Wax Castle Festival @ Sakon Nakhon Phuket Vegetarian Festival @ Phuket 15 - 23 The 15th Amari Watergate & BMW Thailand 20 Charity Midnight Run @ Bangkok 23 - 30 The Illuminated Boat Procession @ Nakhon Phanom The End of the Buddhist Lent Festival & 29 - 31 Naga Fireball Phenomenon @ Nong Khai 30 - 4 Nov Swatch FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour @ Phuket Times & dates of events are subject to change. Please contact the organiser for up-to-date information. 8 - 12
Till 2 September @ Central World, Bangkok
This special exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversaty of the tragedy of the Titanic. On 15 April 1912, the RMS Titanic met an untimely end when it sank after colliding with an iceberg in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. The accident claimed the lives of over 1,500 passengers. Educational, emotional and appropriate for all ages, the Exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the life of Titanic with countless stories of heroism and humanity that pay honor to the indomitable force of the human spirit in the face of tragedy. Web:www.bectero.com/titanic.
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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
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Hotels, Resorts and Guesthouse
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PHUKET TIDE TABLES
Ko Thaphao Noi (Phuket) Predicted heights of water in metres above lowest low water
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Spectacular scenery, crystal clear waters, magical reefs, abundant tropical fish
Whether it’s a day out with family and friends cruising around the islands or an overnight charter, we can cater to your every need.
DaVinci Yacht Charters prides itself not only on the quality and cleanliness of our fleet but on the attentiveness and service quality of our staff. We are a fully TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand) licensed organization with all of the correct yacht charter insurances in place. Security is our top priority at all times and our fleet is fully equipped to international standards with all the necessary safety equipment from life jackets to life rafts. Our 39ft Catamaran “DaVinci” is named after our iconic Italian restaurant in the south of Phuket Island. This locally built catamaran can take up to 12 passengers comfortably for a day trip or sleep up to eight people for overnight stays. This cruising catamaran is equipped with four cabins, two doubles and two singles as well a sleeping area for two in the main cockpit above deck. DaVinci is equipped with a fully functioning galley including a refrigerator and freezer as well as a dining area in the main cockpit. There is a large foredeck with lots of room to relax on the comfy cushions and enjoy the cruise while admiring the scenery. Fully equipped for both cruising under sail or racing in one of the local regattas DaVinci can be chartered for a day trip, overnight cruise or a weeks racing. Enjoy a silent sail around the hidden islands you wouldn't normally see. Our 52ft Sunseeker “DaVinci S50” is also named after our iconic Italian restaurant in the South of Phuket Island. This is a sleek 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.
For further information
28/46 Moo 1, Nai Harn, Phuket (TAT License Number: 32/00410) Tel: +66 (0) 8 9588 3476 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.davinciphuket.com
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ASIAN YACHTING GRAND PRIX
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek, the ninth edition of Phuket’s ‘home-grown’ international yacht regatta, marks the start of the 2012/13 Asian Yachting Grand Prix campaign to decide the coveted ‘Asian Yachtsman of the Year’ title. The regatta will be held from 18-22 July 2012.
About 40 yachts and up to 500 yacht owners, captains, crew, families and friends from more than 20 countries will descend on the luxury Cape Panwa Hotel on Phuket’s southeast coast for four days of intense, but fun, competition and five nights of glittering beachside parties. “The financial benefit of this regatta to Phuket businesses is much higher than the numbers suggest,” said Grenville Fordham, managing director of rights owners and organisers, Image Asia Events Co., Ltd. “Yacht repairs, servicing and provisioning go alongside hotel accommodation, marina berthing, wining and dining around the island, transport and other services to bring in many millions of baht in direct tourism revenue from this high spending sector. In addition, we pump about 5 million baht into local suppliers for infrastructure, entertainment, boat hire, logistics and other services,” he added.
KICKS OFF IN PHUKET
Reliably good winds on the water, and attention to the highest quality onshore, have made Phuket Raceweek a firm favourite of regional and international sailors for many years, and in 2011, the regatta was officially recognised as ‘Best Asian Regatta’ at the Asia Boating awards in Hong Kong – one of only two South East Asian regattas to receive the accolade at the time. Hosting the event for the first time this year, Cape Panwa Hotel (part of the Kasemkij Hotels group) recently signed a multi-year Title Sponsorship deal to name and host the regatta. “This new partnership is a perfect fit with our position in the market,” said Tirawan Pangsrivongse, Kasemkij Hotels’ Project Development Manager, adding that Phuket is a leader in Thailand in promoting the fast-growing sports tourism sector.
About Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek
Coming into its ninth year, Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek comprises four days of worldclass yacht racing and four nights of awesome beachside parties – all captured for international TV broadcast to 140 million households. Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek, the first event on the 2012/2013 Asian Yachting Grand Prix Circuit, is run over six or seven classes including Racing, Multihull, Cruising and Bareboat Charter. The regatta has gained a reputation for its competitive racing for the serious racers and fun courses around the islands for the less serious yachtsmen.
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Commenting on the number of entries expected for the 2012 regatta, Fordham said, “Although formal entries tend to come in during the final month preceding the regatta, entries at this stage are a bit higher than they were at this time last year and there’s a positive ‘buzz’ in the yachting community, so we anticipate a strong fleet this year. And the feeling we get from participants is that they’re looking forward very much to the new venue.” Online registration for Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2012 is open with a very special offer for entries registered before June 17. Participants wanting to book rooms at special regatta rates at either Cape Panwa Hotel or its sister property, Kantary Bay Hotel, should visit http://www.phuketraceweek.com/accommodation.htm.
Regatta sponsors & partners
Sponsors and partners of the 2012 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek include: Cape Panwa Hotel, Kantary Bay Hotel, Mount Gay Rum, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Thai Air Asia, Budget Car Rentals, Charter Catamaran, Cholamark Boat, Gybe, Mont Clair Wines, The Moorings, Neil Pryde, Phuket Beer, Rodenstock, 91.5FM Phuket Radio, Asia Pacific Boating & China Boating, Cape + Kantary Magazine, HELM Superyacht Asia-Pacific, Lifestyle Asia. com, MyDestination Phuket, The Nation, Phuket Gazette, Prestige Magazine, Russian TV Channel, SEA Yachting, Phuket International Hospital, The Boat Lagoon, Electrical Marine, SY Seraph, ISS Security, Sunsail, Quantum Sails.
Marketing support by Paul Poole (South East Asia) Co., Ltd.
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek enjoys the support of Tourism Authority of Thailand, Sports Authority of Thailand, Yacht Racing Association of Thailand and Ao Chalong Yacht Club.
About Kasemkij Hotels
Kasemkij Hotels is the owner and operator of Thailand’s three leading hotel brands, the Cape, Kantary and Kameo Collections with 15 properties countrywide. Each collection is committed to providing the highest standards in service, accommodation and facilities to its target segment. The Cape Hotel Collection offers unsurpassed standards of luxury; the Kantary Collection provides executive-class residential style hotels for short and long stays, while the Kameo Collection specialises in offering excellent facilities and attractive rooms for the price conscious business and leisure traveller. www.capecollection.com www.kantarycollection.com www.kameocollection.com
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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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Screen shot : Hydrofoil “Dolphin Seaways”
Helicam were contacted by Khun Santisook Tharaporn from Phuket Adventures Group to produce a slick exciting promo video demonstrating the vast choice, beautiful locations and professional service available from Phuket Adventures, Phuket Nature and Dolphin Seaways. The promo video had to be completed within 21 days and 3 - 4 minutes long showing all that Phuket Adventures Group offers. Helicam worked closely with Khun Sakwuth Udomsrisak (Woody) Managing Director, along with Khun Sao and Khun Nicky (Phuket Adventures Team) in scheduling the shots required. Helicam flew in to action using the remote piloted helicopter equipped with HDV video and 18 mega pixel stills, shooting at various destinations to capture the imagery required. Beautiful aerial imagery and video of Phi Phi Island, James Bond Island, Maya Bay, Panyee Island, Khao Sok as well as ground video of snorkeling, kayaking, elephant trekking, rafting, plus imagery of their at their travel agents desks at various resorts. Helicam were able to capture imagery of their speed boats as well as footage of Phuket Adventures New Hydrofoil in action. All post production and editing was completed in-house at Helicam including captions and licensed music sound tracks. The promo video was completed and delivered to the client within the deadline of 21 days. To view the promo video logon to: www.youtube.com/helicamasia or www. vimeo/helicamasia For more information please contact: Helicam Co., Ltd: Jonathan +66 (0)89 874 7464 www.helicam.asia firstname.lastname@example.org Philip +66 (0)87 281 0451 Phuket Adventures Group: +66 (0)76 610201-5 www.phuket-adventures.com email@example.com
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Nursery School comes out TOP!
Established in 2007, Kiddies Home Nursery School has been awarded top rating for 2011 by the Phuket Provincial Authority, beating the island’s largest private educational establishments. Principal, Preeyawan Srisivat, accepted the Trophy from Phuket Governer, Mr.Tri Augaradacha, on 31st August 2010. She said, “This reflects the time and effort put into creating stimulating play and educational activities by our dedicated staff, together with the high standard of environment that we’ve created in our school.” Kiddies Home is conveniently situated in Rock Garden midway between Bypass and Airport Roads, is open from 6.30 am to 7.30 pm, seven days a week, catering for children between the ages of three months to five years.
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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
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What WAS on in Phuket
Press Conference of the Launch of dcondo Creek
Sansiri PLC continues its Phuket expansion with the launch of their latest dcondo project, “dcondo Creek”. Suriya Wannabuit, the Executive Vice President - Project Management and Marketing Department of the Sansiri Public Company Limited.
Rescue & Fire Drill held at Central Festival Phuket
On May 17, "Rescue Fire Drill Event" was held at Lanlom 1st floor, Central Festival Phuket. Wilaiporn Pitimanaaree, Central Festival Phuket General Manager was joined at the event by Panat Pookpho, Central Phuket Store General Manager, Sun Jantarawong, Head of Phuket's Office for Disaster Prevention and Mitigation and a number of rescue teams, hospital teams and several Central Festival staff.
(From Left) Sun Jantarawong, Head of Phuket's Office for Disaster Prevention and Mitigation; Panat Pookpho, Central Phuket Store General Manager and Wilaiporn Pitimanaaree, Central Festival Phuket General Manager.
The 8th Turtle Fun Run and Mini Marathon
Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation and JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa Staged on 8th Turtle Fun Run & Mini Marathon 2012 and Brunch Charity on June 3. (From right) JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa’s Director of Sales & Marketing Michelle Currey; Phuket Best Group’s General Manager, Wandi Pattrawee; JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa’s Marketing Communications Manager, Kewalin Sukujittanon and Phuket Tourist Police Superintendent, Urumporn Koondejsumrit with his team.
Wine Tasting at Two Chefs Kata Centre
On Thursday May 24, Two Chefs Kata Centre hosted a wine tasting with their supplier World Class Wine which was rounded of with a superb 4-course dinner.
What WAS on in Phuket
Miss Thailand World 2012 recently joined the Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek press conference at TAT Bangkok headquarters.
(From Left) Kasemkij Hotels’ Group Director, Poomiphat Navanukroh, TAT Executive Director Southern Region, Poramet Amatyakul, Miss Thailand World 2012, Vanessa Muangkod, regatta organiser and rights owner, Grenville Fordham, TV personality and yacht racing enthusiast, Kipsan Beck.
Get out and Discover! at Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa
On June 7, Phuket media, expats and hotel guests of Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa were invited to join an exclusive event at The Lounge in order to celebrate the launch of Renaissance Hotels’ global initiative ‘Get Out and Discover’. The event featured cool music from ‘Jub & the Gang’, the regular band of Phuket’s Saneha Restaurant.
Girl Gone Wild' the Summer Collection 2012
On Saturday, June 2 Me & Malisa the Dressing Room held a fashion dinner party at Opus One restaurant.
Eva Town Project Launched International Business Association-Social Networking Night
IBAP welcomed members of Phuket's other leading business organisations to a joint networking evening at Climax Rooftop Restaurant, Absolute Bangla Suites, Patong. More than 60 members of SKAL, GOMS, IBAP and BBAP enjoyed the hospitality supported by Simon Armstrong and his team at Climax Restaurant. On the June 2 (4th from left) Authanop Pankamnerd, Managing Director of EVA Group was launched the Eva Town Project.
Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket Welcome South African Ambassador
H.E. Ms. Robina Marks, (2nd right) South African Ambassador to Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos was given a warm welcome by Christophe Gestin, (2nd left) Executive Assistant Manager at Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket on the occasion of her stay at the resort during her trip to promote the South African food and wine festival in Phuket. Also seen in the picture are Raymond Manzini, First Secretary – Political of the South African Embassy, Thailand (far left) and Isabel Zola Mabosona (far right).
Succulent fresh king prawns slightly cooked in lemon juice and wrapped in sun-dried 'buffalo' tomato, Greek kalamata olive tapenade, and finished with AOC “Chateau d’Estoublon” extra virgin oil.
• 14 pcs fresh king prawns, peeled & de-veined (tail on) • 20 cl yellow lemon juice • 6 pcs buffalo tomato peeled & seedless • 1 tablespoon coarse salt • 1 pinch of sugar • 1 dozen pitted whole kalamata olives (optional) Set the capers, lemon juice, garlic and 50 gm of olive into a mortar, pound until you get a paste. Gradually add the chopped olive and anchovy, mix. • 20 cl olive oil • 3 anchovy fillets • 20gm capers Gradually pour the olive oil onto your paste while whisking vigorously.
Start from Scratch…
• 200 gm Greek kalamata olives, pitted • 1 garlic glove
You’re almost done….
Cut the prawns in half, place in a bowl, pour the lemon juice and marinate for 4 to 6 minutes. While waiting, arrange the tomatoes on the cutting board, spread some of your tapenade over each and top with a basil leaf face down. Fold the prawn in half, from top to tail, and set over the basil. Roll up with the tomato. Do the same with the remaining prawns and tomatobasil mix. Arrange on a plate, sprinkle coarse salt and decorate with micro green, baby basil leaves, whole olive and spread some olive tapenade aside. Finish with a spray of AOC extra virgin olive oil and voila! Tip: Serve with warm country bread!.
Slice tomatoes into quarters, place on a raised screen, mix sugar and salt and lightly sprinkle over the tomato, place under a heating lamp for two hours, turn over and sprinkle on more salt. After two hours, turn them back and let it dry for two more hours. Once the tomato has dried up to 70%, use a small rolling pin to flatten it. Set aside.
Make your tapenade
• Italian basil small bunch • 10 cl AOC (Chateau d’Estoublon France) extra virgin olive oil • 1 tsp coarse 'Guerande Salt' • 1/2 punnet micro leaves
About Chef Jean Louis Léon
Jean Louis, a native of the beautiful coastal region of Bretagne, in the north west of France, graduated from culinary school in 1987. Since then his passion for travel and adventure has fueled his sojourns around world, embracing different tastes and cultures, and allowing him to work and learn from top hotels and restaurants in Switzerland, Eastern Europe, the UK, Caribbean, Africa, Oceania and finally Asia. Chef Jean has experienced working in different environments from big grand hotels like Le Meridien, to small private yachts of the rich and famous in the Carribean, but he eventually found his niche in small boutique resorts where his penchant for creative dishes and a personal touch really makes a difference. In October 2006, AHMS owner and founder, Khun Anchalika Kijkanakorn, after sampling his creations in Seychelles, invited him over to head the culinary team of Aleenta Resort & Spa, Phuket-Phangnga. He has been with the resort ever since, bringing culinary delights to this beautiful gem of a resort located on the stunning Natai Beach. “Thailand is a magical destination where a chef like me can feel... complete. You have beautiful ingredients, tip-top table ware designed to my liking and a lot of people who share my passion for beautiful and delicious dishes. When I get that urge to express myself, the blue sky is the limit in Thailand!” He also feels lucky to have a strong team behind him, most of whom have stayed with him from the very beginning, growing and learning with him in Aleenta. The company itself also suits him, with its taste for adventure and innovation, yet rustic and down to earth. Today, Chef Jean, as he is still called, is the resort’s F&B Director and is regularly asked to lend his expertise in other AHMS resorts. He walks around the resort with a mischievous twinkle in his eye, telling you that there is still something new and exciting brewing in his lab, err, kitchen! For more information, please contact: Aleenta Resort & Spa Tel: +66 (0)76 580333 Web: www.aleenta.com
Around Phuket Da Vinci
Asian & International
Conceptualisations and ingenuity in the form of Italian cuisine come to Nai Harn! Relish an authentic style of cooking of a diverse array of favourites and new combinations served in a cozy ambiance or savour pizzas in a separate casual seating area by a wood-fired oven. Welcoming tastes and sights abound at Da Vinci with tantalizing temptations served from the kitchen with fresh ingredients as signature items in every dish. The Lasagne Al Forno, home made lasagne layers of pasta made with beef and tomato sauce and the Spaghetti Neri Pomodorini Calamari E/ Gamberi, black spaghetti with tomato, squid and prawn offer unique tastes and texture combinations with the richness of their flavours reflected in the quality of the ingredients. The Scaloppine Al Vino Bianco Con Patate are two appetizing escalopes with white wine served with potatoes were perfectly cooked fillets of pork. For superlative Italian cuisine with the freshest of ingredients, be sure to try Da Vinci and discover a renaissance of food.
Open daily 17:30-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 289574 Centre of Nai Harn on the road to Rawai www.davinciphuket.com
Urban Food is a new, enjoyable and affordable restaurant – a refreshing dining experience. A spacious open kitchen, stylish terrace with Pop’Art oak barrels, black board menus and copper pans and pots give the feeling of a Food Gallery to this trendy Brasserie. From the Thai and Asian specialties, prepared in two giant woks, to an extensive selection of skewers grilled under your eyes, Urban Food also redesigns some traditional Mediterranean famous dishes, like Ratatouille Crumble, Foie Gras Tartine, Italian Veal Osso Bucco, Moroccan Chicken and artichoke Tagine presented in fantasy mini cocottes, colorful Tagines clay pots and fancy bamboo Chinese steamers. To finish your meal and put a smile on your stomach, treat yourself to the original creation of the Tatin’s sisters: the legendary upside down 'Apple Tart Tatin'. Four months after a successful opening at Jungceylon Patong, Urban Food heads to Phuket Town to open their second branch at Central Festival. Urban Food is a friendly meeting point for everyone where any food lover will enjoy the culinary art of this Food Gallery.
Open daily 10:00-23:00 | www.urbanfood.co.th Central Festival Ground Floor Tel: +66 (0)76 307155 Jungceylon Sino Area Tel: +66 (0)76 366192
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Modern Western Cuisine
VSET is a "restaurant at its extraordinary best". VSET, pronounced "Vi-Sate", in Thai means "extraordinary". It is the first gastronomic restaurant along Chalong pier and has a naturallythatched roof, quaint interior decor and an open kitchen where you can see the Master Chef Ronnie Macuja and his talented team at work. Whether you prefer indoor or outdoor seating, this intimately proportioned establishment serves up delicious fare in a homey atmosphere. Multi-award winning chef Ronnie Macuja's creations combine well-known methods with a bit of local flare and creativity producing a stellar menu in the process. Notable dishes include: Phuket Lobster Salad with long green eggplants in crustacean dressing, Foie Gras Parfait, Cognac-flamed Lobster Bisque, Australian Lamb Cutlet, Red Snapper Steak with balsamic-roasted cherry tomato and Honey-glazed Pork Belly. These only touch the surface of the experience while a fine wine list can add the ideal twist and a tantalizing selection of desserts rounds off a full set of flavours. It is a restaurant centered on the palate, but it is how all its attributes fit together that make it a truly extraordinary place.
Open daily 11:30-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)89 727 0067, +66 (0)76 381159 The pier of Chalong Bay (next to Kan Eang @pier) www.vsetrestaurant.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Around Phuket Nikita’s
Mom Tri's Kitchen
Southern Phuket's premier beach bar and restaurant, Nikita's at Rawai is one of the island's favourite beach-side restaurants. The absolute seafront, gardensala café-bar with fantastic views over the islands in Chalong Bay, a shady setting and deliciously cool sea breeze is unbeatable for relaxing away balmy afternoons and evenings. Time means nothing at Nikita's. Located on peaceful Rawai Beach, Nikita's well-trained team offers real Thai hospitality to guests – who sit happily, daydreaming for hours, observing life on the water and chatting with friends. The extensive menu of authentic Thai food, fresh seafood dishes and the now famous wood-fired pizzas, along with a selection of over 50 quality wines, cool cocktails, icy cold beers, English draught Cider, delicious fruit shakes, an excellent coffee menu and service with a smile – seems to be a winner with visitors as well as the many regular locals who make Nikita's a second home. Dine or relax under the sala, at garden tables or outdoors by the sea. Great food, great music, great wine, great friends… Nikita’s.
Open daily 09:00 until late | Tel: +66 (0)76 288703, +66 (0)081 091 5788 Located on the water's edge on Rawai Beach Rd www.nikitas-phuket.com
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
Take a journey into the home of real Thai food! Patong Seafood Restaurant was the first seafood restaurant to open in the then village-like Patong. It has changed very little from those days except for a major refurbishment after the 2004 tsunami in which major damage was sustained. The restaurant was rebuilt as it was in original Thai style with open dining area and a high circular design ceiling. Only the freshest seafood is brought straight from the boat and market to give you the finest selections, which are on display – chilled and ready to eat. The kitchens at Patong Seafood Restaurant are a place to behold, where their chefs with simply so many years of experience, prepare your seafood and other Thai delicacies to perfection. The first thing that you will notice are the friendly staff. The smiles, the attentiveness and the helpfulness in making your choice are something you will appreciate and you will then know why many visitors and locals come back time and time again to enjoy this real taste of Thailand.
Open daily 08:00-24:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 341244 Beach Rd, 200 metres north of Soi Bangla in Patong www.wheretoeat-phuket.com
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. If you haven’t tried the best red duck curry in town or yet seen a Thai classical dance, it is well worth the effort of doing so. It is beautifully relaxing and an almost hypnotic way to enjoy the evening.
Open daily 11:30-22:30 | Tel: +66 (0)76 291219 Burasari Patong Beach www.burasari.com
Baan Rim Pa
'Location, location, location' as the saying goes. It doesn’t matter how good you are, if you’re not in the right location, forget it. Baan Rim Pa has become one of Thailand’s best-known restaurants, with a reputation stretching much further. It is perched on a cliff, with teak floors and the constant swish of the surf ‘downstairs’. There are some restaurants that just encapsulate the word ‘romantic’ and here, with Tommy Doyle playing classics on his grand piano, the sea breeze and the delicate aromas of world-class cooking in the air, this House by the Sea is one of the most romantic places to eat in Phuket. Situated on a rocky outcrop, overlooking the Andaman Sea, Baan Rim Pa prides itself in superb, authentic Royal Thai Cuisine, an ambience second to none and the most spectacular views on the island. Baan Rim Pa is the winner of the prestigious Wine Spectator Award of Excellence nine years in succession.
Open Thu-Tue 12:00-24:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 340789, +66 (0)76 341768 On the coast road just north of Patong www.baanrimpa.com
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 www.journeyful.com/baanyindee
Kan Eang, meaning feel at ease, invites you to unwind with the soothing sounds of the waves, enjoy a stunning view of Chalong Bay and savour freshly caught seafood, local Thai delights and selected Japanese dishes. Kan Eang@pier is more than a restaurant, it is a destination. Originally called Kan Eang 1, the name was changed after renovations. Kan Eang 1 with more than 30 years of preparing great seafood dishes had long been a favourite among both locals and visitors from around the world Kan Eang@pier is no different and continues the tradition of satisfying any palate with their selected fresh seafood and local specialties. Kan Eang@pier has the flexibility to cater for everything from intimate dinners to special events and large banquets. This restaurant with its friendly and attentive staff and seaside tables and chairs in an idyllic setting offers a relaxing and pleasant dining experience day or night. Enjoy a panoramic view of the yacht harbour and close islands.
Open daily 10:30-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)83 173 1187, +66 (0)76 381212 The pier of Chalong Bay www.kaneang-pier.com, email@example.com
Looking for a break from the tourist spots on Phuket’s west coast? Follow the locals to Salvatore’s, a typical trattoria in Phuket Town. Awarded amongst Thailand’s best restaurants by Tatler’s guide for six consecutive years, Salvatore offers the most authentic Italian cuisine using the finest fresh ingredients – home made tagliatelle pasta with fresh crab meat and cream sauce, sea bass in salt crust or typical Sardinian style gnocchi served with fresh parmesan. Other specialities include local shellfish, mouth-watering ravioli and fettuccine. Start with the bruschetta, the traditional appetizer made of roasted bread, 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 and his friendliness. He personally shops for the vegetables and fish in local markets. Bread and pastas are home-made daily. Ask him about daily food specials as well as wine suggestions, he offers about 60 labels, including a selection from his native region. The real taste of an Italian home with the sound of the finest Italian music.
Dinner 18:30-23:00, Lunch Tue-Fri 12-14:30 (Closed Mon) | Tel: +66 (0)76 225958 Near the circle and fresh market in Phuket Town www.salvatorestaurant.com
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
182 Koketanode Rd, Kata Beach
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 www.wheretoeat-phuket.com
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 www.capesienna.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Open daily 10am – 8pm 182 Koktanode Road (Next to Boathouse) Kata, Phuket 83100 Tel: +66 (0)76 330421 Email: email@example.com Website: www.rekataphuket.com
Climax is located on the roof top of one of Patong’s first designer resorts, Absolute Bangla Suites, and offers an extensive variety of dining options and drinks, in a chic and sophisticated fine dining restaurant while enjoying a bird’s eye view of Patong. Climax offers an extensive, seductive and sensual western and Thai fusion menu with choices to meet everyone’s tastes, along with exotic signature cocktails all to be enjoyed in our al fresco setting. This ultimate high-class experience promises to arouse the senses with delectable appetizers, sumptuous seafood, quality meats and tempting and desirable desserts. Climax has the warmest atmosphere on the island along with the most friendly and attentive service you have ever experienced. With a seating capacity of 78, a drinks menu numbering in the hundreds and a VIP room, which can be used as a separate function room for private, corporate and special functions, Climax offers the ideal venue for any occasion.
Open daily 07:30-11:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 343600-4 , +66 (0)88 754 1341 On the 5th Fl. of Absolute Bangla Suites on Bangla Road, Patong www.theclimax.net, Fb@absolutebanglasuites.com
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
RE KÁ TA Spa Four Hands Senses Massage
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.sukkospa.com
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 e capital, creates a haven of calm yet regal serenity. I felt I had left all my troubles behind.
“The Best Spa In Southeast Asia”
Chilled out by the soothing background music, my mind was filled with a peaceful wellbeing as I enjoyed the warm traditional welcome (again from Sukko culture) of the ‘Flower Floating Ritual’ – similar to ‘Loy Kratong’, where the idea is to float away past stresses and wish for luck and joy from that moment on. A variety of 40 spa treatments – prepared by Sukko's certified Thai Herbalist and based on ancient Thai medical theory – is offered at Sukko, in packages lasting from 2 hours to 4 hours. Each package has a specific purpose and can be selected to suit your lifestyle or the way you feel on the day. These herbal recipes and procedures have been handed down through generations and are totally free of petrochemicals, synthetic perfumes or colouring. Some of the herbs and spices are grown in Sukko’s own herb garden and picked just for your treatment, ensuring they are as fresh as can be. I was pampered with the “Be Balanced” package; a 3 hour experience that left me feeling relaxed and refreshed. This three-treatment combination began with 30 minutes in the steam room and the Jacuzzi, followed by a Thai Turmeric Body Scrub designed to soften your skin and awakening your senses. 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.
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Happy Weekend (Saturday & Sunday) Spa Package 120 min + Lunch Buffet 1,299 THB/person Valid now until 31 July 2012 www.facebook.com/sukkospa
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.
Location To Phuket Town
Island Furniture & The Courtyard
Big-C Central Festival
Chao-fa West Rd. To Kathu
Open daily 9:00 – 20:00 hrs. Tel: +66 (0)76 271233 10/2 Srisoonthorn Rd., Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83100 Website: www.lemongrasshouse.com
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
To Tha Reua
To Bypass Rd. To Phuket City
To Kata To Rawai
To Chalong Pier
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34 F1 110 F3
Open Daily 10:00 – 22:00 hrs Tel: +66 (0)76 337777 Website www.oasisspa.net Email: email@example.com
The Oasis Spa
Where would you be if ... “You were on a lush tropical isle on the Andaman Sea being pampered with the most incredible spa treatments available anywhere?
Oasis Spas in Phuket Thailand Find out for yourself why Oasis Spas has received the coveted “Tourism Award of Excellence Day Spa” multiple times along with many other prestigious awards at any of three Phuket locations. Take an interlude from the beach to discover Oasis Spas with their distinctive Lanna identity. Famous for combining ancient Thai therapy with the latest discoveries in beauty and wellness, you will love the extreme relaxation and rejuvenation … refreshing and revitalization …re-centering and renewal. Oasis Sky Breeze Spa, Kata With breathtaking views that include the Andaman Ocean and Phuket’s big marble Buddha, this spa truly affords a ‘mountaintop experience.’ Leave the hustle and bustle of modern life behind and reconnect with the beauty of the earth, hear the message on its gentle breezes, and restore harmony within. Consisting of six individual treatment rooms, an outdoor rooftop swimming pool and herbal steam room, this day spa has a capacity for 12 clients. You too, can be one of the fortunate few. Address: 26 Soi Plukjae, Kata, Phuket
Thailand Tourism Awards, Excellent Day Spa 2008, 2010
Enjoy this special offer
Buy 1 Get 1 FREE on the following spa packages at every Oasis Spa location Coconut Nourishing 2.5 hr 3,900++ THB Delight your senses with a Natural Coconut Body Scrub; nourish your body with rich Fresh Coconut Hot Compress Massage, then finish with a Full Body Coconut Hot Oil Massage. Great treatment for dry skin. Oasis Summer Day 3 hr 4,900++ THB Healthy summer skin begin with your choice of Aloe Vera Mint Body Scrub or Aloe Vera Lavender Body Wrap … then indulge yourself in a cool and refreshing Body Massage and finish with a Biodroga ® After Sun Facial Treatment. Seaside Sensation 5 hr 7,500++ THB This is the succession of our most popular treatment; a Thai Herbal Steam followed by a Cool Pool Dip then Aloe Vera Mint Body Scrub and Aloe Vera & Lavender Body Wrap and to complete the pampering a two hour King of Oasis Signature Massage and Biodroga® Detoxifying Facial, Simply Fantastic! *This offer is available at The Oasis Spa’s in Phuket from now until 31May 2012 only.
Oasis Royal Thai Spa, Kamala Nestled among perfect sunsets, an unspoiled tropical beach, and cascading mountains lies a modern and beautifully appointed day spa housed in a traditional Thai-style structure. Stepping through the door is like going back hundreds of years to a more gracious time and place. You will be pampered to in one of the eight elegant treatment rooms equipped with its own Jacuzzi, herbal steam room, and shower for maximum capacity of 12 clients. Set the date, a majestic experience awaits. Address: 128 Moo3 Kamala Rimhad Road, Kamala, Phuket Oasis Secret Garden Spa, Laguna Nestled in the lagoon of a tropical paradise there is a hidden sanctuary devoted to your relaxation, peace, and the rejuvenation of body, spirit, and soul. Each of the five individual treatment villas and private outdoor showers overlook the tranquil waters of an inland lake. Find your way to us on Lagoon Road, Cherngtalay, near the entrance to Laguna Resort and discover a secret garden. Include private villas for a capacity of 10 clients complete with garden hydrotherapy pool and Thai herbal steam room. This is your invite to a garden of delight. Address: 47 Moo 1 Lagoon Road, Laguna Hotels Entrance, Chengtalay, Phuket
Location To Layan
Patak Rd Kata Rd Big Budha
Oasis Secret Garden Spa
Entrance of Laguna Srisoontorn Rd
Oasis Royal To Surin Thai Spa
Patak Rd Soi PlukJae Soi Kamala 8
Oasis Sky Breeze Spa
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To Kata Noi
26 108 40 F5 G5 G5
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.theroyalspa.com
The Royal Spa
To experience The Royal Spa is to feel the true beauty of nature and reflect on the power of body, mind and spiritual connections.
The Royal Spa and Health Club
In the heart of bustling Phuket Town lies a quiet haven of heavenly peace. With the continuous sounds of water, trickling, bubbling and steaming, and with the sweet fruity scents that fill the air, the being is enticed into a flowing stillness of body and mind. The Royal Spa and Health Club is a popular tropical day spa with both locals and visitors alike, which is managed by the Royal Spa Development and Management Company. With an excellent reputation in the spa development industry through its experience and attention to detail, the Royal Spa and Health Club offers a distinctly personal experience. Of the signature treatments, the Royal Stone Therapy is one that is particularly interesting. The Hot Stone massage technique, founded 5000 years ago, uses black volcanic stones, which are heated and placed on the body, producing a profound effect, stilling the mind and easing the body. Unlike many of the high-end spa complexes on the island, which market themselves exclusively to tourists, the reasonable prices and relaxed but professional staff at the Royal Spa, means that many local Thais, as well as tourists, are beginning to use the spa. This has helped to erase the often stiff, and over-formal atmosphere at many of Phuket’s spa resorts, giving the Royal Spa an ambience of authentic relaxation and pleasure. All the therapists working at the Royal Spa have been trained at the in-house 'Phuket Spa Academy', established in 2004, to provide a comprehensive spa training course. The curriculum and assessments provide a measurement of therapist expertise and knowledge within the Thai spa industry. Since then, the Royal Spa Development and Management Company have provided comprehensive and professional spa management, and development programs, for spa retreats throughout Thailand. Their aim is to provide a standard of service and expertise throughout the Thai spa industry, to ensure a high quality of service and standard of treatment, throughout Thailand. It truly offers the ‘one stop services for Thai spa business’ and a quality of relaxed professionalism, rarely found in luxury spa resorts. Right now The Royal Spa have 12 branches that are managed in resorts in Patong, Kata, Karon, Panwa, Ao Chalong and Phuket Town and you are welcome to experience our spas with us anytime. As a special for our 8th year anniversary, we offer 'BUY ONE GET ONE FREE' value.
Some treatments & packages at The Royal Spa
Prices range from 1,200 to 6,500 Baht
The Royal Ayurvedic Massage 90 min Ayurvedic Massage or Abhyanga is a full body massge with medicated oils to balance specific conditions. Hot Stone Massage 90 min
Hot Stone Massage is a specialty massage that uses black volcanic heated stones to make you feel deeply relaxed, allowing you to let go of all the stress that is held within your body. The Royal Signature package The Royal Honey Body Treatment (scrub and wrap) The Royal Experience Massage The Royal Facial Milky Bath 4 hrs
BUY 1 GET 1 FREE AT EVERY BRANCH
This Privilege applies to the 14 following locations: Phuket The Royal Spa & Health Club The Royal Spa Ao Chalong Villa Resort & Spa The Royal Spa Best Western Phuket Ocean Resort The Royal Spa Ramada Resort The Royal Spa The Village Resort & Spa The Royal Spa Sugar Palm Resort & Spa The Royal Spa @ Malisa Villa Suites The Royal Spa The Beach Boutique House The Royal Spa Absolute Patong Ville Resort The Royal Spa At Panta Phang Nga The Royal Spa Borsaen Villa & Spa The Royal Spa Haadson Resort Pattaya Avarin Spa Managed by The Royal Spa Trad The Royal Spa Koh Chang Kacha Resort & Spa
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To Kathu Bypass Rd.
Tesco Lotus Bangkok Phuket Hospital
To Downtown Yaowarat Rd.
THE ROYAL SPA
Open Daily 11:00 - 22:00 hrs. Tel: +66 (0)76 600108 Jungceylon 2nd Floor, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Email: email@example.com Website: www.phukethairstudio9.com
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, Schwarzkopf, 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
Soi Bangla Patong Beach Rd
Patong Sai 3 Rd
V.I.P Soi Sansabai
Banzan Market Soi Banzan
HAIR STUDIO 9
Business Development Manager of the Kasemkij Hotels group, owners of the iconic Cape Panwa Hotel – Title Sponsor of Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2012 – describes how family ties form the strong foundation of her business and personal life.
Where were you born and where are you living now? I was born in Bangkok and I’m still living here. Could you tell us more about Cape Panwa Hotel? Cape Panwa Hotel was founded in 1987 on a beautiful hillside location on a secluded beach. Last year, we completed a renovation that reduced the number of rooms and converted them all into large suites. We’re currently renovating the pool villas and Panwa Lodge, and in August we’re opening a new two-bedroom penthouse suite that has its own private spa, a big pool and butler service. It’s like a private villa. Could you tell us more about your work in general? In my role as Business Development Manager, I’m more involved with new Kasemkij properties. We have 15 properties and are now opening two more. I start them off then turn them over. One of our latest projects is the Cape Nidhra resort in Hua Hin, which opened last year. It has 59 rooms, all with pools. This was the first project that I developed myself from scratch, and I was involved with everything from designing the uniforms to selecting the chopsticks. My dad (Kasemkij owner and Managing Director Khun Tirapongse) asked me to help develop the project, which is on land that once had my grandmother’s house. It’s a sentimental piece of land for us, so I wanted to do it myself. But I’m not sure if my dad wants me to get involved in any more because of the budget! Lately I’ve been getting more involved with operations and marketing. In a typical week I spend around three or four days in Bangkok, then two or three days at one of our properties around Thailand, either to check a site under construction or visit a finished project. We have meetings at every hotel three times a year, so I spend at least three months a year outside of Bangkok. When I’m in Bangkok I’m at the office or in meetings, or checking suppliers such as furniture factories. We also operate two serviced apartments in Bangkok. Serviced apartments are the main focus of our business, as well as warehouses and offices for rent. What’s your view on how to be successful in business? I don’t see myself as successful yet. I’m learning from my dad, who is teaching me by example. When he teaches me things, it’s usually not related to business directly but more philosophical. He’ll give us books and videos about how to live your life. What I’ve learned from him is that in this business you need to have a very hands-on style. You can’t just invite your hotel general manager to have a meeting at your office. We go to every hotel and look around, taste the food. When you’re in the office you can see the financial side of the business but you won’t know how the tom yam goong tastes, or how the uniforms look, unless you go there. Tell us about your style of leadership. Again, I follow my dad’s example. You have to be hands-on, go as deep as possible, and ask a lot of questions. We have quite a strong team. Some of our staff have been there since day one of the business, so it’s often more about them teaching me how to lead; it’s a two-way learning process. I bring some new ideas and they have the internal knowledge. Cape Panwa Hotel is the main sponsor for this year’s Phuket Raceweek regatta. What made you decide to get involved with this event? When we got a proposal from Phuket Raceweek we could see that this is a good thing for Phuket and Thailand. It was also a good match with our hotel because we have yachts for charter, speedboats and a jetty. We thought it would be a good opportunity to promote the hotel and showcase our new rooms and restaurants, as well as show off our location, which is on one of the most beautiful beaches in Phuket. This is about Cape Panwa – we want people to come and see this part of the island. When you’re in Phuket, where do you like to go? I like to go to Raya restaurant in Phuket Town, and I love just relaxing on Cape Panwa Beach, or having a cocktail and a walk along the beach. Sometimes I’ll take a boat out to nearby islands. We’ve done overnight trips to Koh Lipe. When you’re not working, what are your favourite things to do? I love travelling. I like adventure such as rock climbing on Krabi's Railay Beach. One of my brothers is in London, so we go there once a year. I’m planning a trip to Botswana and Mozambique this year. It’s interesting to see different cultures, and I always get new ideas when staying at different hotels. It’s an eye-opener. Some of the most amazing hotels in the world are not the big chains. How old are you? I’ve just turned 30, which seems like a lot! At this age you feel like you have to be an adult, you have to be mature. We’ve heard that you recently married. How is married life so far? It’s good. We’re planning to travel more this year. Can you tell us more about your family? I’m very close with my family. I have two brothers, twins, who are 11 years younger than me. One is studying at Cambridge in England while the other is at Princeton in the US. I’m not sure if they'll join the family business after they graduate. My dad's great – he says he doesn’t mind if they do something else. He tells us that he worked hard so that his kids could live comfortably and do whatever they want. If they want to be an artist or a writer or anything else he’ll give them his full support. My mother has not been involved with the business since having kids, but she still gives us a lot of good opinions. She’s busy with charity work these days. I’m very close to my grandparents as well – we have lunch together five times a week. I love what we have, and I hope my own family will be this way, too. It’s about the effort you put in. You try to visit everyone and get involved. It’s not out of obligation. I want to do it. My family members have become my best friends. What do you think the future holds for you? I hope to continue doing what I love. I want to see the company grow in the right direction: firmly, strongly, maturely. In about five years I'd like to take the business beyond Thailand, especially the serviced apartments branch. I’d like to have children, too, but we'll wait for at least a year. I’d first like to travel to some more weird places! For further information about Kasemkij Group Tel: +66 (0)2 233 3433 Website: www.kasemkij.com
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Welcome to the Phuket Hot List, our bi-monthly series that highlights the happenings and notable spots around the island. This month, we’re delving into a pleasant pocket of land on Phuket’s southeast coast, the spectacular Cape Panwa.
Unique to Phuket, Cape Panwa serves up a healthy balance of both traditional island life and holiday glamour, while still retaining a sleepy seaside village feel. With roads that criss-cross a hilly interior of green jungle and plantations and loop around a dazzling coastline, plus delicious dining spots to visit along the way, Cape Panwa is Phuket’s ultimate Sunday drive destination.
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Khao Khad viewpoint
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek sailors will find plenty to keep them well satiated and in fit form with main sponsor and host Cape Panwa Hotel’s delicious array of eateries. The resort’s Café Andaman has just been given an uplift, while the Panwa House restaurant remains one of Phuket’s most impressive dining spots, serving local favourites including chili shrimp paste (nam prik kung siap) and Thai pomelo salad (yum som-o) in a super-elegant Sino-Portuguese mansion. The chic Sri Panwa pool villa resort, best known for putting on ritzy parties at its Baba Pool Club and Baba Nest bars, is now serving up fresh Thai fare in its newly-opened Baba Soul Food restaurant. The amazing views from its hillside location and flash interior with a modern take on Sino-Portuguese style deftly highlight the best of island life.
Fearing an onslaught of hungry crowds, we’re reluctant to reveal the location of possibly the world’s best roti shop, but it’s a secret too delectable to keep hidden. A divine plateful of roti (Thai style pancakes) can be found at the modest but ambitiously named International Restaurant at the corner of Sakdidet Road and Soi Saman-Utid. Hearty but not too oily, the roti can be enjoyed as a sweet snack with a bit of sugar and condensed milk or spicy with beef or chicken curry. The restaurant also serves a savoury form of roti called mataba, a flat pancake fried to crispy perfection on the outside and stuffed with a potato and egg yellow curry mix. If it’s cheap and cheerful you’re after in Cape Panwa, this is the place to go. As intrepid island explorers, we’re always on the lookout for good spots to enjoy a refreshment or three. On Ao Yon, the tiny jewel of a bay wedged between Chalong and Makham bays, there are a couple of places that offer brews with a view. Neighbouring openair restaurants Secret Cove and the Ship Inn both have a ‘hut on a beach’ chilled-out ambiance that’s becoming more elusive on Phuket. They’re both excellent spots to idle away an afternoon gazing out to sea and pondering the progress of the pearls being farmed in the bay. Some fabulous yachts are often seen just offshore, too.
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Baba Soul Food
Baba Soul Food
It’s fitting that the Phuket Raceweek regatta has found a new home in Cape Panwa, since this area of Phuket has long been a favourite among sailors. Sailing is a sport that can be enjoyed by all ages, but in Ao Yon the love of sailing is fostered in the hearts of the young. We recently watched a children’s sailing course by Topper Sail in action and were impressed with the abilities that kids as young as eight displayed in steering their small Optimist yachts around the calm waters. Topper Sail’s Katy Gooch explained that gaining sailing skills can give kids valuable lessons in teamwork and decision making that can extend into all aspects of life. Topper Sail also runs the Phuket Youth Sailing Club, where local disadvantaged children are offered free sail training and the chance to join weekend races.
After a hard day spent sailing in the sun, there’s a fantastic place nearby to escape to for recovery and restoration. Sri Panwa’s Cool Spa, which this month celebrates its second anniversary, has a big menu of soothing treatments and specialises in massages tailored to different blood types.
Everyone loves a lookout point and the Khao Khad viewpoint tower delivers wide views across green hills and sparkling sea, plus a great drive for those who love to navigate curves and inclines. The views are unquestionably spectacular, but we find it to be a bit lifeless and disconnected from life in Cape Panwa. Better sights are often found at the heart of a local community, such as Baan Borrae. Borrae’s main focal point is the estuary where local fishermen moor their small vessels and can be seen preparing for another trip out to sea. If you’re feeling weary of the tourist scene and looking for the ‘real Phuket’, this is a good place to start.
Khao Khad viewpoint
Khao Khad viewpoint
Khao Khad viewpoint tower
Borrae Boats Borrae Fisherman
Khao Khad viewpoint
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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. located the bathroom with shower toilet and sink. To access the first and second floor apartments there is a staircase leading to the covered gangway. The Flower Unit has sea-view or garden-view. The price start from 3 million Baht.
About The Designers
The Italian Studio of Architecture STArg (Studio Tecnico Associato Architetti Rubelli e Gussago) (email@example.com) has worked together with Thai Architects SRYT IKON STUDIO (firstname.lastname@example.org) to design the project and to follow the construction. See www.starg.it for details of other projects undertaken. The construction company is the KMIT. The owner Khun Kovit Chankong together with his professional team is well experienced in the construction and renovation of Luxury Project Villas, Residential Luxury Villa, Complex Apartments, Commercial/Office Buildings, etc. With the ethics of engineering professionals, they are committed to offer a professional service to our clients. "SAFETY" is our prime principle together with the "SATISFACTION" of our clients. KMIT Construction Services 188/36 Moo 4, T. Thepkrasattri A. Thalang, Phuket 83100 Tel/Fax: +66 (0)76 313048 Mobile: +66 (0)81 652 0795 email@example.com www.kmitconstruction.com
The company can offer to the customer a variety of apartment sizes and prices. Flowers Unit apartment (Building E) start from 3 million Baht and Butterfly apartment (Building F and G) from 1 to 2 bedrooms, start from 4.9 million Baht.
Karon Butterfly Condominium combines Italian and Thai design, creating a modern style that reflects the best of the two cultures.
At the end of February 2010, the first phase of the project was completed: • Building F with 9 apartments from 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and living room on the ground floor all with exclusive gardens and portico - arcade (now available one unit), the first and second floor units all have a balcony with seaview (sold). • Building G with 7 apartments from 1 and 2 bedrooms. Now available; 3 units on the ground floor with exclusive garden and portico – arcade price start from 4.9 million Baht • Facilities: 300 sqm swimming with jacuzzi (completed); restaurant, fitness and wellness centre (future construction). The second phase of the project under construction is Building E and is composed of a different type of apartment called “Flower Unit”. They are apartments on three levels from 35 to 64 sqm and consist of a kitchen corner with one bedroom (some units in open plan) with balcony. Behind the bedroom is
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Gianluca 084 923 2953 Email: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.karonbutterfly.com
THE EVA BY EVA GROUP
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.
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: email@example.com Website: www.thai-evagroup.com
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.katarocks.com
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.
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: email@example.com Website: www.twovillas.com facebook.com/twovillasfamily
88 LAND & HOUSES PHUKET
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.
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
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Chosen to host Phuket Raceweek because of an established international reputation for unsurpassed service to the most discerning holidaymakers, including foreign dignitaries and Hollywood stars as well as its ideal location that allows the Regatta to continue to race in the same waters around Chalong Bay, Cape Panwa Hotel features an exclusive palm-fringed beach and first class facilities in a distinguished, old-world ambiance. Located just an hour from the airport and 15 minutes from Phuket Town, Cape Panwa Hotel is nestled in a quiet corner of southeast Phuket on the hillside of an old coconut plantation with sweeping vistas of the Andaman Sea. It offers a selection of elegant, seafacing suites and pool villas equipped with all the comforts of modern day living, such as large balconies, WiFi connections, iPod docks and DVD players. While the Panwa Lodge features threebedroom, colonial style luxury steps away from the beach. To relax and unwind, the hotel offers free WiFi access in public areas, two swimming pools, a games room, a fitness centre with a sauna and massage room plus water sports, free scuba lessons, speed boat and yacht charter and cruises to nearby Coral Island. For an extra dose of pampering, guests can visit the exclusive Cape Spa, renowned for its exotic treatments.
Dining at Cape Panwa offers a gastronomical experience, no matter what your preference is. The world-famous Panwa House, a beautiful Sino-Portuguese mansion on the beach, serves exquisite Thai cuisine. Top of the Reef offers a continental fine-dining experience, while the Café Andaman serves Thai and international fare in a casual atmosphere. For an evening drink in a refined ambience, visit the piano and lounge bar, Otter’s Bar. For something more relaxed, drop by The Lighthouse, a unique nautical pub with live music. For refreshing drinks and snacks during the day head to the beachside Bamboo Bar. For all your other needs the Cape Panwa Hotel team is at your beck and call. Cape Panwa Hotel is part of Kasemkij Hotels’ prestigious Cape Hotel Collection.
For more information contact 27, 27/2 Moo 8, Sakdidej Rd., Cape Panwa, Phuket 83000 Tel: +66 (0)76 391123-5 Fax: +66 (0)76 391177 Email: email@example.com www.capepanwa.com www.capecollection.com
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RAWAI : A rare opportunity to own a piece of absolute beachfront real estate. This private pool villa is directly on the beach looking out across Chalong Bay with 3 bedrooms, 2 living areas, and maid's quarters.
KAMALA : A large 3-bedroom villa on a huge 2,264 sqm plot with established gardens. Upstairs is a vast living and entertaining area while the bedrooms are downstairs, opening out to a 20m free-form pool.
KATHU : 4 bedroom private pool villa located in an exclusive development close to golf courses, the BIS, marinas, and shopping at Phuket Town. The property has been customized to a high specification with many extras.
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.
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Sea View Condo
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.
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RAWAI : Brand new single-storey pool villa near Rawai Beach with private pool and landscaped garden built to very high standards not normally found in this price range. Furniture package included!
KAMALA : One-bedroom top floor unit boasting a total living area of 80 sqm with foreign freehold title and a large terrace which is ideal for entertaining, and a spacious openplan living area. Offered fully furnished.
CHALONG : Lovely 3 bedroom pool villa located in an exclusive estate in Chalong. Ideal for a family residence, this villa is in excellent condition and has an office which can be converted to a fourth bedroom.
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KATA : Looking for a fully furnished and ready to move in apartment? We have this 40 sqm 1 bedroom condo located on the 3rd floor on the hillside of Kata. Close proximity to the beach and easy access all-round.
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KATA : Located on Kata Beach, our information point allows you to have all your property related questions answered. Computers and wifi have been made available free of charge, for your convenience.
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PATONG : We have a couple of Information Centres in the biggest mall of Patong where our promotional staff will be more than pleased to assist you in setting a meeting with our professional consultants.
KAMALA : Nestled in the hills of Kamala, this design rich and inspiring low-density project offers linked pool villas that will surely please anyone laying eyes upon it. Contact us for a full presentation of this unique product!
EVA BEACH BY EVA GROUP
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.thai-evagroup.com
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KATHU : Unwind with 360º of green. Hidden in a quiet corner of the Phuket Country Club golf course. The Residence Condominium presents 61 superbly designed apartments in complemented by a full array of facilities. (SDPC049)
KAMALA : Condominium development offering smart duplex living with an enhanced feeling of space. Located just 700m from Kamala Beach. (SDPC030)
PATONG : Two storey townhome located in quiet area at Patong Beach. Consists of 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, dining and living area. Just a few minutes walk to Jungceylon. Good location for living and investment. (SH086)
7.5 - 12m THB
KATHU : Resort-stylish 2 bedroom condominium overlooking the golf course in Kathu. The unit sets on the top floor and comes fully furnished. Facilities include bar, gym & fitness centre & swimming pool. (SC046)
RAWAI : 2-3 bedroom pool villa set in a peaceful area in Rawai. The villa comes fully furnished. (SDPV037)
PATONG : 1 bedroom condo with seaview located in Patong with freehold unit. The facilities include gym & fitness & swimming pool .Only a few minutes walk to Patong Beach. (SC072)
Start 10.5m THB
RAWAI : 2-3 bedroom pool villa, quiet secluded development of boutique villas combining luxury and affordability. Each villa features a private infinity edge swimming pool. (SDPV038)
RAWAI : 4 bedroom luxurious Thai-style villa. An open floor plan provides an airy spacious feeling. Just only 5 minutes drive to Nai Harn Beach. (SDPV041)
RAWAI : 3-storey villa with the roof level catered for casual relaxing outdoor activities. An ocean sea view from second floor, relaxed in the large Jacuzzi soaking up the panoramic ocean view from the roof top. (SDPV036)
CAPE YAMU : 2 bedroom penthouse with fantastic sea view, stunning pool and tropical garden view from private balcony. The generous covered terrace is ideal for dining and relaxing in private. Fully furnished. (SC065)
KATHU : 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. This stunning hillside family villa has views overlooking Loch Palm Golf Course and the beautiful Kathu Valley in the distance. (SV085)
RAWAI : This land is set in the leafy green hills of Rawai. 6,400 sqm, a profitable business. The buyer can remodel it to a superb resort using the international sporting facilities that currently exist. (SB009)
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Ocean View Apartment
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.
Sai Taan Garden Villa
KATA NOI : Majestic 4 bedroom ocean view villa with 18 metre pool located in a secure estate. Sits on an elevated 1600 sqm plot and enjoys over 1000 sqm of built up areas.
MAI KHAO : Nowhere in Phuket will you find a luxury beach villa at this amazing price under 20 million baht. Only 50 metres from Mai Khao Beach, spacious 2 ensuite bedrooms, large private pool.
LAGUNA : Luxury pool villa offering complete privacy and calm surrounded by tropical gardens. Set around a private swimming pool, it comprises four bedrooms, separate lounge, dining room, spacious kitchen and maid's quarters.
The Heights Penthouse
The Heights Resale
The Heights Resale
KATA : A fabulous 420 sqm duplex penthouse with private 12 metre pool on the top of The Heights development. Incomparable ocean views over Kata Bay and comes with the coveted foreign freehold title. Fully furnished.
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.
The Bay at Cape Yamu
Walk to the Beach
Surin Beach Penthouse
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 throw away from beautiful Naithon Beach. The unit spans the second and third floors and features sea views from the top floor.
SURIN : An unique 4 bedroom foreign freehold penthouse located a few steps from Surin Beach. Partial seaviews and numerous upgrades lavished on the property by the architect owner. Must be seen.
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Single House 55,000-70,000 THB/month
LAYAN : Spacious bedroom and living room with individual control air conditioning. Wi-Fi internet, Private lap pool with sun deck, cable TV & DVD player. Well equipped kitchen with minibar, coffee maker and more.
Single House 75,000-90,000 THB/month
LAYAN : Two spacious bedrooms and living room with individual control Air conditioning with Wi-Fi internet, cable TV. Private Lap pool with sun deck. It is located in the peaceful and beautiful Layan Beach.
CHALONG : A unique opportunity to have your dream home on Paradise Island. Only 15 min to Kata-Karon Beach; Easy access to shopping malls like Central Festival, Big C, Tesco. Many attractions nearby - Big Buddha, Chalong Temple, etc.
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CHALONG : Just 5 min to Kata and Rawai Beaches. 3-storey house features 4 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. Second floor has large terrace. Fully furnished, air-con throughout Property is immaculate. This is a great house for rent!
CHALONG : Modern townhouse with a view of Big Buddha. Small garden at front, open plan lounge, dining room and kitchen. 3 storeys, 4 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and balconies. Furnished in black, white and grey monochrome.
CHALONG : 12 metres of beach frontage and is surprisingly private as the beach is little used by tourists. One of the very few true beachfront villas on the entire west coast and is a stunningly complete modern home.
Studio Apartments for Sale
A 58 apartments on a total of 1 rai 1 Ngan, fully furnished including hot & cold shower, internet and cable TV with private swimming pool and car parking.
Located between Phuket Town and Patong (near Big C, Tesco Lotus, Central Festival and just 15 minutes from Patong), giving you easy access to all the shopping and nightlife.
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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.
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.
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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DUE DILIGENCE IN REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS IN THAILAND
Many types of foreign investment transactions typically contain a real estate component. Whether a manufacturer is seeking a location to build a factory, or a property investor wishes to purchase a luxury condominium, real estate is an important part of the deal. Regardless of the type of transaction, foreign investors are usually keen to have their deals completed in a quick and smooth manner. But despite the rapid pace that can characterize many transactions, due diligence on property and all matters related to that property is a step that should never be overlooked. While due diligence is usually a pre-requisite for real estate transactions across the world, in emerging markets like Thailand, such an exercise takes on an added importance. This article provides an overview of the various types of due diligence considerations that investors should consider when investing in Thailand. Title The first items on an investor’s agenda with regard to due diligence should be a physical inspection of the property through a qualified independent surveyor and a title search, which is a search and review of the legal documents relating to land at the government Land Office. Indeed, it is advisable that these steps occur prior to any deposit being made, but often these precautions do not take place in practice. There are a variety of different land titles in Thailand, with each having their own connotations. The title that most closely resembles freehold is Chanote, which is free to be owned and transferred. Other land titles include Nor Sor 3 Kor, Nor Sor 3, and Sor Kor 1. Nor Sor 3 Kor also indicates ownership and can be transferred. Sor Kor 1, however, indicates mere possession, and cannot be transferred. As a result, a careful inspection of the land documents should be made in order to ascertain the title’s qualities and how it would affect the investment. Land Restrictions Investors should also ensure that the target property complies with relevant regulations. Such regulations include zoning issues, as well as construction and environmental issues. If, for example, a company is seeking land to establish a manufacturing facility, or a hotel is looking for a new resort location, the land must be properly zoned for such activity. Moreover, investors must carefully consider construction restrictions, such as limitations on building height and the number of rooms a structure is permitted to have, among others. Additionally, environmental issues must be examined. Enquiries should be made as to whether, for example, the property encroaches on protected land areas, such as a shoreline or national forest. Investors should also be wary of ‘bold’ assurances as to what can and cannot be legally achieved within Thai law and regulation. Such assurances, if made verbally, in informal written format, or even in a contract, will not ‘rescue’ an investor’s investment if the information or assurance is wrong under the law. It is far more preferable to check the veracity of such information through proper due diligence processes. Legal checks Various legal checks against the property and its owners should also be done as part of due diligence. This involves determining whether any litigation is pending or threatened against the land, as well as the land’s owner. Litigation can involve lawsuits involving neighbors arguing over land boundaries to environmental claims brought by the government. Litigation can also involve lawsuits directly against the land’s owner that seek to claim the land as damages. Additionally, a prudent investor should ensure that there are no claims for tax liability against the land or the owner. If the land and/or the land owner is subject to any kind of liability, the investor will generally assume the risk either because the property will pass with a defect, or the assets of the land owner may be attached with a legal judgment or form of enforcement, thus significantly impairing the investment.
Access A proper due diligence should also examine whether there is proper uninhibited access to property from public roads. Such issues take on special importance in rural areas. Without direct access to a public road, a person would have to traverse a neighboring land plot, causing subsequent legal, commercial, and practical problems. Therefore, a careful inspection of both the land and cadastral maps is important to determine whether proper access exists. Further checks are necessary if access is provided via a registered right, such as a ‘servitude’, in which case the reliability and security of the servitude should be reviewed. Condominiums Many of the issues pertaining to due diligence described above also apply to purchases of condominium units which are of course, built on land. Instead of a land title, units in a condominium development registered pursuant to the law have a special condominium unit title which are sold to buyers, but originates from a land title. A due diligence against a condo would include a search of all of these documents. Moreover, a search on the health of the condominium juristic person (“CJP”) is strongly recommended. This is generally accomplished by examining the CJP’s corporate records and meeting minutes. Any statements issued by an officer of the CJP or connected persons, should be checked against the actual documents and minutes for veracity. Conclusion Investments involving real estate transactions always carry with them an inherent degree of risk in any jurisdiction. This risk can be amplified in emerging markets such as Thailand simply because investors may be encouraged to overlook due process and disciplined due diligence procedures, not necessarily because prospective investment is inherently more risky. With good due diligence, the risks can be greatly minimized. And despite the speed in which investors may want to get the deal done, taking the time for due diligence may save costly delays and financial burdens in the future. This article was written by John Frangos, a Senior Associate with Limcharoen Hughes & Glanville’s Phuket office.
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Holiday homes Phuket has been set up specifically to accommodate the increasing number of clients looking for a short term let of a luxury villa which until now had only been available for longer terms. In order to do this we have had to create a new division capable of tailor making the individual specific requirements of this new breed of client. The benefits to both villa guests and villa owners are equally rewarding as both parties are similarly equally cared for and this is precisely what we have created Holiday Homes Phuket to provide, care and hospitality customised to our customers’ needs. Until now in order to acquire a luxury bespoke service the discerning traveler had to go to a 5-star branded resort and pay handsomely for the privilege. With Holiday Homes Phuket this is not necessary. We can provide far superior private villas with all the luxuries and amenities, and more, one would expect from the very best 5-star resort villa at a fraction of the price. How is this possible? We have worked very closely with a number of private landlords of select villas for a number of years and as a result have been able to fine tune the services these villas have been able to offer
through our own management services but until now we have only been able to provide this service to longer term tenants. Now we have chosen to take it a step further and our new division headed by our very experienced Rentals Manager, Hiede Depayso, can provide a customised service to even the most demanding of guests for periods as short as 3 days to as long as one month or more. Our luxury sea view villa locations include Surin, Layan, Laguna, Mao Khao, Kata on the west coast and Cape Yamu on the east coast. For the more discerning client we can provide personal chefs, chauffeur, masseuse, car hire and yacht charter, in short anything our guests wish for without the need to rob the bank.
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THE CAPE CRUSADER v. THE GREEN GOBBLER
(No, it’s not a misprint)
Admittedly, the role of environmental (Cape) Crusader is new to me and I must declare an interest in the same way a politician is supposed to declare an interest in a business he has some influence over; but this has stirred me into action. These abusers (gobblers) of all things green, the environment, need to be stopped now. The natural beauty of this island must be preserved; the commercial interests of the few should not be allowed to flourish in direct contempt of the many. The folly, apart from the appalling visual impact, of power cables overhead has been brought 'shockingly' to our attention with the recent spell of bad weather. I spent two days traveling between offices and properties trying unsuccessfully to dodge power cuts. I would leave the misery of one hot dark office, not knowing when power would be restored, only to arrive at the other to find it had just been plunged into the mire, and finally to go home to find it too in darkness. The problem, as we all know, is that once power goes off we have no idea when it will come back on again – minutes or hours. Those of us who grew up in normally less hospitable northern climes have to dig deep into our collective memories to recall the last power cut we 'enjoyed', so rare was the occurrence. Yet the weather was much more severe. What of all the lost man hours, idle staff, dumb monitors, silenced printers, failed transactions? What of the senseless cost to the country as a whole? If it's intended that all power cables eventually be placed underground, wouldn't it make sense to begin when installing a new supply?
It’s a title that should have caught your attention. So all the more disappointing that it might relate to something as uninteresting as the environment. But please read on. I'm not an environmental crusader; I don’t even have a particularly strong social conscience. I'm your typical member of the general public, neither do-gooder nor ill-doer. I'm more usually a casual bystander leaving the care of the environment to others, to those who claim they have our best interest at heart, to those who state their wish to see the future development of Phuket is carried out with minimal effect on the natural beauty of this so-called island paradise. So where are they? I acknowledge it's difficult to rectify past mistakes, but that these same mistakes are allowed to continue in abundance directly contrary to the proud claims made by those so-called defenders of the environment is inexcusable. Of course it's difficult to solve a century of disregard, but we keep reading that areas of outstanding beauty will be preserved. We also read that it's the intention to eventually place all power cables underground; whether we choose to believe it is another matter. I think it will happen in the Sino-Portuguese Old Town area of Phuket Town. It was no doubt a condition of it being elevated to World Heritage Site status. I did once believe that in areas of outstanding beauty, where it was essential that the scenery is preserved, any new power supply would be placed underground. After all, why incur the cost of placing it overhead only to move it underground later? Why indeed! Take a drive to Cape Yamu, an area of outstanding natural beauty and the location of many new luxury villa developments. Until last month there was not a single electric pole or power cable along the beachfront, so why would they choose to erect three new ugly electricity poles along the beachfront now? After enquiring why this had been done, I was informed that it was necessary to provide the increase in supply for the future Yamu Hotel. Why then had the cables not been placed underground? Surely the cost of this would be borne either by the electricity company who would ultimately benefit from the increased usage by a new hotel, or the hotel operators who required the new electricity supply in the first place. Why have the interests of the general public, of the people of Baan Yamu, of the environment itself been ignored?
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While the publishers of Shop Window on Lifestyle share a preference for underground power cables, the opinions and comments expressed in this advertorial are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the opinions, or the editorial style, of the publisher.
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Swinging high up in the trees is not just for monkeys, as now there is this amazing place in Chalong, high up in the trees over Wat Luang Pu Supa where you really can have the adventure of a lifetime. There is fun in this natural envir environment for all ages from young kids to grandparents. With so many different activities to test your skills, there is no sho shortage of thrills, challenges and sheer excitement to be enjoyed by all ages. enjoy Safety is what makes the challenges so enjoyable as you challe know that you are alw always in good hands. The team at Xtrem Aventures Phuket are highly Ave trained and the safet briefings that are given safety before you can set foot on the many different fo challenges, are really impressive. The equipment is imp European of the highest Europea standard and has been highly put together by high skilled French specialists who have installed over 10 adventure parks installe for some of the biggest worldwide names in holiday enjoyment. These are the same certified harnesses, karabiners, pulleys and ropes karabin some of the world’s highest used by climbers on so peaks and the equipme is certified to the most equipment stringent international standards. You can enjoy the thrills without worr worrying about spills. Experience the excitement of swinging through excitem the trees, walking on a tightrope high above the ground, yet in comple safety, riding an aerial complete runway down thro through the trees, climbing across huge nets just like a spider, tree climbing on the highest trees in Asia, flying on a p pulley-way or just bouncing around on the huge net aro playground, with a over 60 different stations to
choose from. There is even a café/rest-stop where parents can relax and watch their kids having the time of their lives in this safe and secure environment. School groups to company team building, birthday parties to family outings will all have a ball and be surprised at what they can achieve! Couples will enjoy the bonding experience of having so much fun together. Being a challenging outdoor activity, participants should wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move in. Running shoes or trainers are the most sensible footwear. For obvious reasons, skirts and dresses are not advisable and long hair must be tied back for safety. There is a minimum height requirement of 120cm and maximum weight of 130kg all for participants' safety. The Park is open from 9:30am to 5:30pm and it is advisable to arrive before 3pm as the course can take up to 3 hours.
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From now until October it’s the time of the monsoon rains. However, unlike the torrential, interminable downpour featured in the famous short story by Somerset Maugham, the title of which we’ve plagiarised above, the rainfall pattern here is intermittent but unpredictable. The secret therefore is to hang loose. If ‘plan A’ is to go to the beach every day, it’s a good idea to have a ‘plan B’ for those damp days. Here are some suggested ‘plan Bs’.
Museums by their nature tend to be fusty and odd and Phuket's two largest museums are no exception. Informative? Sure. Eccentric? Definitely. Let's take a stroll through time ... The Mining Museum. Housed in a large pink Sino-Portuguese style building with a courtyard and fronted by a park and lagoon, it's a rather incongruous sight in this remote, jungle-clad area of Kathu. From the space hall you enter a cave-like tunnel lined with pictures of prehistoric creatures until you come face-to-face with a hominid – well, an ape-like, wild-eyed mannequin with matted black hair, crouched in a cave, stone-age tools in hand. Further along there's a more modern caveman clad in a rather fashionable-looking leopard-skin loincloth, holding a spear, looking none too pleased to see you. The next hall featuring the museum's best installation, an elaborate miniature diorama of an open-pit tin mine operation in action. Hundreds of tiny workers are seen working busily on the site, illustrated in great detail and whimsy. Phuket Thai Hua Museum: The oldest Chinese school in Phuket, Thai Hua School was built in 1911, and has now become the Thai Hua Museum serving as a community and exhibition centre for baba arts and culture. The museum is a two-storey building with the upper level balconied internally to look down on the ground floor. Many of the exhibits and artifacts relate to the art and culture of China. Some of the old schoolrooms still remain as they were in the past, with old school desks and photographs of former students. The Phuket Thai Hua Museum is on Krabi Road. It’s open daily from 9am5pm. Admission 200 baht, children 100 baht. Tel: +66 (0)76 211224.
Thalang National Museum, built more than 20 years ago, also depicts scenes of times past with life-sized mannequins, the main one featuring the legendary Phuket Heroines, Lady Chan and Lady Mook, whose clever battle tactics saved the island from invading Burmese forces in 1785. Another scene shows King Rama I honouring the sisters for their bravery and bestowing them with the titles Thao Thepkrassatri and Thao Srisunthorn. A small but informative place, the museum highlights the geology, geography and people that have shaped the culture of Phuket and the Andaman region. The main entrance hall features exhibits of Thai history in general, including its ties to the ancient Khmer Kingdom, as well as the Indian influence on the Andaman region’s culture and religion. Standing in the main hall is a 2.35-metre, 9th century statue of Vishnu, found in the forest of Kapong district of Phang Nga, a stunning example of India’s ancient link to the area. The museum is onSrisoonthorn Road 100 metres east of Heroines’ Monument. Open Wednesday-Sunday 9am-4:30pm (closed holidays). Admission 100 baht. Tel: +66 (0)76 311426, +66 (0)76 313397
Things to do in Phuket Still raining? Need a diversion? All the latest movies are on offer on the island. There are three excellent multiplex cinemas for you to choose from: SFX Cinema, third floor, Central Festival. Tel: +66 (0)76 209000. Coliseum Paradise Multiplex, Phuket City. Tel: +66 (0)76 220174, +66 (0)76 220175. SFX Cinema, Jungceylon, Patong. Tel: +66 (0)76 600555. While this and other, larger scenes depict some hard-working souls toiling in the mines – others show those who obviously didn't pull their weight in Phuket's drive to tin-toned glory. In one hall highlighting the arrival of the Chinese by sea, you walk a plank between two large wooden ship models. Peek inside one of the boats, and you'll spot a layabout, having a snooze on the deck. Further along in the Chinese culture hall there's a man lazing on a platform bed, sucking on an opium pipe. The Museum is on Kathu-Na Koh Road about 3.5km west of British International School on the way to Loch Palm Golf Club. Open Monday-Saturday 9am-4pm. Admission: 100 baht adults, 50 baht kids. Tel: +66 (0)88 7660962
The perfect cure for those rain day blues is to shop till you drop. Visit: Central Festival Phuket, Wichitsongkran Rd., Phuket City. Open 10am to 10pm. HomeWorks, Wichitsongkran Rd., Phuket City (Opposite Central Festival). Open 9am to 10pm. Index Living Mall, Chalermprakiat Ror 9 Rd., Phuket City. Open 10am to 9pm. Robinson’s, Tilok-U-Thit Rd., Phuket City. Open from 10:30am to 10pm. HomePro Village, Chaofa West Rd., Chalong. Open 10am to 9pm. Jungceylon, Rat-U-Thit Rd., Patong Beach. Open 10am to 11pm.
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his outstanding event occurs each year as part of the Phuket yacht racing calendar. Combined with the other yacht racing events, they all are putting Phuket on the map as a location for sailing, and after racing parties. Phuket International Hospital has been providing emergency response services for these sailing regatta s for over 8 years, and during those years they have responded to many incidents, and luckily, only a few accidents. The most serious accident occurred a few years ago, when two yachts collided, crushing a crew member resulting in many fractures and a complicated extrication from the yacht to shore. Whilst not related to sailing or the events, deaths have also occurred, but much more common are those incidents related to the parties, and their effects on partygoers. Paracetamol and other hangover cures are liberally dispensed on shore by the nursing staff prior to the morning’s races. It is not uncommon to have a lineup of weary and ‘ill’ sailors, seeking attention as a result of overindulging in the copious
amounts of alcohol and festive activities of the previous evening. Sailing regattas in Phuket have a reputation for being fun, and it cannot be disputed that Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek has some of the best. Alcohol and sailing do not mix though, and for those who are still intoxicated, sailing is not advised. Dehydration, and alcohol does dehydrate the body, is exacerbated when performing physical activity such as sailing in the barmy tropical weather conditions that Phuket offers. Like all outdoor activities in Phuket, drinking copious amounts of non alcoholic fluids, and a daily sachet of “oral rehydration salts” or ORS as it is commonly called, is recommended. If you are not urinating at least every 3 hours, you are not drinking enough fluid. Phuket’s sun is also fierce, even with the cloud cover typical at this time of year. Sunburn is another common aliment treated by the nurses, and another ailment that with some preventative measures can be avoided. It is simple to apply some suntan lotion, wear appropriate clothing and
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Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek a hat, but you would be surprised how many of those going sailing do not do this, and how many by the end of racing look red and burnt, and not because of the parties. Anecdotal evidence also suggests that sailors have a higher incident of skin cancer, due to a long history of being exposed to the sun’s rays without coverage. Whilst discussing burns, every experienced sailor has at some time had rope burns, most likely caused by inexperience or when the sheets or halyards have been ripped through hands causing considerable friction on the skin, thus the burns. Like any burn, water is the treatment of choice, in order to cool the burnt area and bring the skin’s temperature back to 37 degrees Celsius. Preventative measures such as wearing sailing gloves whilst racing is also advisable, particularly for the inexperienced sailor. ht, Most skippers also want their racing vessels to be light, and the is diehard skipper will take all non essential items off his yacht in an effort to get more speed and a podium place. One moved essential piece of equipment that should not be removed is s the First Aid Kit, but I am surprised how many yachts do not ssings have one. Essential items such as bandages and dressings should be carried, as well as vinegar for treating jelly fish rence stings, and a first aid manual which can act as a reference for treating various situations correctly. et Dramamine is a drug readily available in most Phuket pharmacies and is an ideal treatment for sea or motion sickness. When people become sea sick, they usually take some form of medication but in the case of Dramamine, it can take up to 2 hours for the body to absorb the drug and become effective when taken in tablet form. If you are prone to sea sickness, take Dramamine well before going out on the water, even consider taking a tablet the night before, and another the next day, to ensure that the therapeutic dose is reached and maintained. If you become sea sick, and need the Dramamine to work quickly, don’t swallow the tablet, but chew it and leave it in your mouth and under your tongue, as this allows your body to absorb the drug faster than through the digestive system. In the inner ear sea sickness affects the sense of balance and equilibrium as well as the sense of spatial orientation. Dramamine effectively blocks the working of the inner ear, thus reducing motion sickness. Going below deck is not recommended, as sea sickness is improved if continually focusing on the horizon, thereby stabilizing the brain on a fixed location. If you must lie down, do it on your back, with your eyes closed, or better still, keep active, and try to keep your brain focused on other tasks. Fair winds and following seas.
Peter Davison is the Manager International Services at Phuket International Hospital. Tel: +66 (0)76 249400, Email: info@phuketinternational hospital.com
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Mrs. Thanomkwan and Mr. Sunan Seehaluk are locals of Uttaradit province by birth. They are awarded the state concession to operate the Teak forestry industry of Uttaradit province since 1967. They had envisioned the significance of Teak forestry, the maximization of Teakwood material usage, and creating maximum counts of job opportunities for the local people. Consequently, in 1979 they set out to establish the Thasao Sawmill Limited Partnership, at Thasao Subdistrict, and the Thasao Sawmill Co., Ltd. at Thasao Subdistrict, Uttradit province, to recover raw teakwood materials left over from the concession cuts and reprocess them to maximize the usage of the stocks. In the year 2003 they started their first series of comb cutting the teak stocks from their cultivated forests as a measure of freeing up the dense spots to promote better growth, and brought the comb cut stocks into use by introducing the appropriate and necessary technology into the production processes to obtain the highest quality products, best suitable for functional uses, with the best fair-pricing scheme, under the brand name of TS teak. They also planned new annual extensions of teak forest cultivations with a systematic and organized approach to bring about the highest efficiency thereof of the whole process, bringing in various technologies to support the plantations to achieve highest level of efficiency. Because after having reclaimed the comb cut teak stocks and put them in to the revival manufacturing processes, the products from which are now gaining acceptances of general customers. With the universal awareness of the “Global Warming” situation, we all must take part in the responsibility of not using the wood materials that have their origins from natural forests. We all must contribute to adding up oxygen supply to our planet earth. And by the awareness and the responsibility as a leader in forest cultivation, all comb cut wood stocks from the cultivation process are to be revived and put into use with minimal waste and maximum usefulness, reducing uses of other natural wood materials that require hundreds or thousands of years to produce, supporting the concept of Sufficiency Economy, creating job employments for local people, cutting their chances of having to leave their homes to seek employment, building stronger family bonds and lessening social problems.
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Whatever your choices may be outside our walls, in our serenely tranquil Lobby surrounded by a vibrant floral rainbow of hues, a distinct whiff of lavender and mint never fails to delicately tease your senses. And yes, it is understandable if some among you felt you had glided right into the realms of your favorite dream. We invite you to share in the essence of ‘Don’t Worry - Be Happy’ through the spirit of ‘Mai Pen Rai’, because when you’re our guest, nothing else matters to us.
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