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'Stranger' – an Art Exhibition Until 19 January @ D Gallery, Royal Phuket Marina
Features acrylic on canvas work by talented Thai artist Jirapat Tatsanasomboon. He conveys the contrast between old Thai lifestyle, and the modern, capitalist world. The gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11am to 7pm and Sundays at 12pm. Contact: Watinee (Ann) Kaewket, Tel: +66 (0)76 360867. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.dgallery.co.th.
Phuket Maritime Forum 7 - 10 January @ Royal Phuket Marina.
The Phuket Maritime Forum will provide the perfect opportunity to raise Asian and global awareness of maritime security issues as well as new sustainable technologies. Phuket Maritime Forum Issues: harbour security, archipelago states’ security and security of sea lanes. Contact: Christian Scholz, Tel: +66 (0)2 617 7020. Email: email@example.com. Web: www.hdff.or.th.
Rotary Club of Patong Beach
Dinner Out and Family Day is on the 18th at 7pm at Holiday Inn Resort, Patong. The weekly meeting is on the 12th and 19th at the Aloha Villa Hotel at 7pm. Club Assembly and the weekly dinner is on the 26th at Aloha Villa Hotel. The speaker is "Woody" Leonhard. Web: www.rotarypatong.org.
Lighthouse Club Phuket
The construction industry networking meeting is on the 18th at the Yorkshire Hotel, Patong at 7pm. Tel: +66 (0)85 795 2552. Web: www.lighthousebkk.com.
Free Computer Clinic
Join "For Dummies" author Woody Leonhard at his weekly Computer Clinic Sundays from 10am to noon, at the Sandwich Shoppes. The 3rd is in Patong; the 10th in Laguna; 17th, 24th and 31st in Chalong. Web: www.khunwoody.com.
Phuket International Women's Club (PIWC)
Meet & Greet at Starbuck's Central Festival is on the 14th from 10am to noon. The members monthly luncheon will be held on the 21st at 11:30am with the location to be announced later. Contact: Caroline, Tel: +66 (0)87 277 6948 to RSVP. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.phuketiwc.com.
Beelzebubs at British International School 7 - 8 January @ British International School, Phuket
Live performance by Tufts University's Beelzebubs. Singing workshop on the following day at 4:30pm. Unique opportunity to see and work with one of the most critically acclaimed male a-cappella groups in the world. Contact: Chris, Tel: +66 (0)76 238711. Email: email@example.com. Web: www.bisphuket.ac.th or www.bubs.com.
British Business Association – Phuket (BBAP)
The pub night is held on the first Friday of the month and dinner on the third Thursday from 7pm. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.bbap.org.
Kamala Festival 2010 8 - 10 January @ Kamala Beach
The activities will include fishing and casting contest, football competition, mountain bike race, traditional sports, light and sound show, students’ performances and concerts from popular singers Bao Wi, Kang Keng Band, Nui Suweena, Hin Lek Fai, Cha-ma, and Super Dance. Contact: Kamala Sub-district Administrative Organisation, Tel: +66 (0)76 385640-4.
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Entertainment – January Choices
Live Blues/Rock @ Kargo, Laguna
Every weekend, Kargo presents a different live act – be sure to get on your feet dancing to the tunes you know and love. Come rock out at Kargo on Friday and Saturday nights from 8:00pm to 12:30am and come early to enjoy a spectacular dinner prepared by our award-winning chef. Tel: +66 (0)81 968 5497, +66 (0)83 157 5192. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The International Business Association of Phuket (IBAP)
The monthly meeting is held on the second Friday. For January, it's on the 8th at the Phuket Brewery, opposite Tesco Lotus. Doors will open at 6:30pm. Tel: +66 (0)81 412 5652. Web: www.ibap-phuket.net.
Phuket International Boat Show 2010 (PIMEX) 7 - 10 January @ Royal Phuket Marina
The Phuket International Boat Show is a marine lifestyle exhibition featuring marine tourism products and services, yacht brokers, luxury real estate and other related products from Phuket, the rest of Thailand, and around the world. It is expected that there will be 80 exhibiting companies and 45 yachts in the water with the region’s major brokers and dealers to be present and all major brands represented. Daily entertainment and live DJ sessions will be provided by Sound Phuket and the marina boasts four premium restaurants from which both good food and cold drinks will be available. Contact: Andy Dowden, Tel: +66 (0)81 892 7670. Email: email@example.com. Web: www.phuketboatshow.com.
OTOP Festival and Red Cross Fair 30 December - 9 January @ Saphan Hin Public Park, Phuket Town
Phuket province has been encouraging entrepreneurs to improve quality to meet international standards. Find fried shrimp paste, Phuket pineapples, palmyra palm, products from cashew nuts, Tao Sor dessert, pearls, birdcages and Phuket style batiks. Tel: +66 (0)76 216101.
Live Music @ Mom Tri's Oasis on Kata Beach
Experience the best live music on Kata Beach at Mom Tri's Oasis Spring Tapas Bar. Every night starting at 7pm until late guests can enjoy live in the open air tapas bar. Tel: +66 (0)76 330423. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Island Furniture Phuket Cricket League
The Island Furniture Cricket League continues with games held at the Cherngtalay School Sundays starting at 9am on the 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st. Contact: Anthony Van Blerk, Email: email@example.com.
Phuket Food Festival 2 20 - 24 January @ Sapanhin Public Park
Enjoy food and goods as well as entertainment Several activities are included such as exhibitions, entertainment performances. Contact: Phuket Provincial Administrative organization, Tel: +66 (0)76 217087.
Phuket Yacht Club (PYC), Ao Yon
The dinghy regattas continue with the three-month series, the Northeast Moonsoon Series, starting on the 24th. On the 10th, 17th and 31st, there will be recreational sailing and race training. Contact: Katy, Tel: +66 (0)85 215 9185. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.phuketyachtclub.info.
Boy's Trio and Sioni & Dennis @ Mom Tri’s Boathouse Wine & Grill and Mom Tri's Boathouse Regatta
The Boy's Trio play light jazz from Thursdays to Saturdays at the Boathouse. with Sioni & Dennis performing their unique Bossa Nova sound Sundays to Wednesdays and on Thursdays and Saturdays at the Boathouse Regatta. Tel: +66 (0)76 330015 or +66 (0)76 76360855. Email: email@example.com.
Central Festival Phuket, Tel: +66 (0)76 209000 Jungceylon Shopping Destination Patong, Tel: +66 (0)76 600555
Off Phuket Events
The Royal Trophy – Europe vs Asia Golf Championship
3-7 5-7 13 - 15 26 - 27 13th Phang Nga Bay Regatta, Phang Nga Bay, Phang Nga Chiang Mai Flower Festival, Nong Buak Hat Park, Chiang Mai Trang Underwater Wedding Ceremony, Koh Kradan, Trang Phuket International Blues Rock Festival, Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort, Phuket
The Spy Next Door
(Action, Comedy) Jackie Chan, Madeline Carroll, Alina Foley, George Lopez, Billy Ray Cyrus This is an action comedy which centres on an undercover CIA superspy who decides to give up his career to settle down with his neighbour and girlfriend, Gillian. He’s called to babysit her children and winds up having to fight off secret agents after one of the kids downloads a secret code. He’s one more mission to complete before Gillian agrees to marry him: winning over her three opinionated kids.
(Drama, War) Natalie Portman, Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sam Shepard, Mare Winningham The film tells the powerful story of two siblings, thirty-something Captain Sam Cahill and younger brother Tommy Cahill who are polar opposites. Sam is a marine in Afghanistan and is posted as missing as action. When he returns to the States, a nervous mood settles over the family. Sam, withdrawn and volatile, grows suspicious of his brother and his wife.
8 - 10 January @ Amata Spring Country Club, Chonburi
The best players from Europe compete against the golfing elite of Asia in a spectacular series of matches for stewardship over the perpetual 16-kilogram Royal Trophy. Contact: Entertainment and Sports Co., Ltd, Tel: +66 (0)2 651 9499. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.theroyaltrophy.com. Bor Sang Umbrella and Sankampaeng Handicraft Festival
15 - 17 January @ Bor Sang Village, Chiang Mai
To celebrate their successful umbrella industry, the village hosts a festival every January. Lanterns illuminate streets and bands play. There’s a food festival and beauty contest and villagers compete to design the most attractive umbrella. Contact: TAT Chiang Mai Office, Tel: +66 (0)53 248604. Rhapsody in Rock, Robert Wells
10 - 17 World Thai Martial Arts Festival and Waikru Muaythai Ceremony, City of Ayutthaya Stadium, Ayutthaya Phuket’s Two Heroines Festival 2010 @ Two Heroines Monument, Phuket King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament, Anantara Resort Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai Pattaya International Music Festival, Pattaya
16 January @ Black Mountain Golf Club, Hua Hin
Robert Henry Arthur Wells is a Swedish pianist, composer and singer, best known for his highly successful musical extravaganza Rhapsody in Rock which has achieved great prominence in Scandinavia. Ticket price: 2,500 baht. Web: www.thaiticketmajor.com or www.wellsmusic.se. Khon Kaen International Marathon
(Drama) Jennifer Aniston, Aaron Eckhart, Dan Fogler, Judy Greer, Martin Sheen, Joe Anderson A romantic drama about a widower whose book about coping with loss turns him into a best-selling self-help guru. On a business trip to Seattle, he falls for a woman who attends one of his seminars, only to learn that he hasn't yet truly confronted his wife's passing.
The Men Who Stare at Goats
(Comedy, Drama) George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Rebecca Mader The film, based on true events described in Jon Ronson's 2004 book of the same title, involves a down-on-his-luck reporter who gets more than he bargains for when he meets a Special Forces agent who reveals the existence of a secret, psychic military unit whose goal is to use paranormal powers to end war as we know it.
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31 January @ Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen
There is a full 42 km marathon followed by a half-marathon and mini-marathon for youngsters. Contact: Khon Kaen University Alumni Association, Tel: +66 (0)43 202222-41 ext 1900, 1499. Email: email@example.com. Web: www.khonkaenmarathon.com. Thailand International Jazz Conference 2010
13 - 15 2-4 Songkran Festival @ nation-wide celebration Ascent of the Mountain Annual Festival @ Prasat Phanom Rung, Nakhon Ratchasima Times & dates of events are subject to change. Please contact the organiser for up-to-date information.
29 - 31 January @ College of Music, Mahidol University, Nakornpatom
There will be indepth discussions and clinics in jazz improvisation, jazz composition and arranging, brand coaching, amongst many others. Jazz lessons will be given by various nationally acclaimed jazz musicians, composers and educators. Contact: Thaiticketmajor, Tel: +66 (0)2 262 3456. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.thaiticketmajor.com or www.music.mahidol.ac.th/tijc.
Owning an exclusive 76ft yacht is one of the most satisfying yet costly experiences one can have. Few owners of large yachts use them more than 2-4 weeks per year yet still have to pay for 52 weeks of crew, maintenance and capital cost. Own your lifestyle dream together with nine other sophisticated yachting lovers at 10 percent of the actual cost, giving you the right to 28 days per year or more of private usage of your “own” luxury yacht. Only 2 shares left at USD 295,000.
Looking to enjoy yourself in true decadent style? Seeking to join the jet set? Treat yourself to ultimate luxury by boarding Phuket’s most exciting and luxurious motor yacht (up to 20 guests). We look forward welcoming you on board soon! From THB 96,050 (USD 2,800) for a day cruise.
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Southeast Asia Pilot, 3rd Edition : Extract
Extracted from The Southeast Asia Pilot (3rd Edition) cruising/sailing guide by Bill O'Leary & Andy Dowden − www.southeastasiapilot.com
Southeast Asia Pilot, 3rd Edition : Nai Harn to Freedom Bay
KARON TO FREEDOM BAY
40 © 2009 - Grenville Fordham Patong Bay 4 12
NAI HARN to Freedom Bay
NAI HARN TO KATA BEACH
© 2009 - Grenville Fordham To Karon Beach 7
several major high rise hotels easily recognised from far In the northern corner of Karon the new Centara Resort is close to completion at the time of writing. The newly completed 45 metre Big Buddha on top of the southern peak overlooks all of south Phuket.
C NUI BAY 9 miles from Ao Chalong
20 15 Freedom Bay C 10 23 Meridien Bay
B MERIDIEN BAY 14 miles from Ao Chalong
20 Koh Pu 40 20
Kata Beach 239 Phuket Island
This deep, rocky bay nestles in a deep cleft in the mountainous north headland of Nai Harn, where anchorage is in about 12 metres. There is a small beach onshore with a restaurant, and only enough swinging room for two or three boats.
D KATA NOI 10 miles from Ao Chalong
Anchorage is in 10 metres on a sandy bottom. This picturesque beach, formerly known as ‘Relax Bay’, is now dominated by the Meridien Hotel, one of the island’s largest resorts with over 400 rooms and a huge pool.
Kata Noi 20 30 40
Nui Bay 30
To Ao Chalong Nai Harn Rawai
C FREEDOM BAY 15 miles from Ao Chalong
19 20 Laem Sai 6 To Kata Beach
home to Kata Thani Hotel, which occupies most of the beach, and to other smaller bungalows on the southern hillside. Behind the hotel is a road leading to Kata and Karon Beaches, with a branch south to Nai Harn. Phuket Town is 45 minutes by road.
This is a favourite day excursion from Patong and Karon, since
22 Cape Prom Thep 20 Koh Kaeo Yai
Longitude East Afrom 7°51.034N Greenwich 98°17.282E
at the south of the bay, there is good snorkelling and diving. excellent. To the north of this anchorage on the other sandy beach is the Patong Merlin Resort which is accessible at high tide. From this beach it is a 10-minute walk over the headland to the beaches on the southern end of Patong Bay.
E KATA BEACH 12 miles from Ao Chalong
A KARON BEACH 13 miles from Ao Chalong
Koh Kaeo Noi
7°46.449N A Longitude East from Greenwich 98°18.147E
a passing yacht looking for a beautiful beach, with activity at a The Club Med covers about 60 percent of the beach, from the northern headland. Outside guests are not catered for. On the south side is Kata Beach Resort, a 400-plus room hotel, host to the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta since 1998. This 4-star resort is the largest of many reasonably priced resorts here. On the road behind the hotel frontage are numerous restaurants, bars and shops within easy walking distance. Beside it is The Boathouse, a long-time favourite of the yachting community. Its owner and designer, ML Tri Devakul, was one of the King’s Cup Regatta founders. The Boathouse calls itself ‘a restaurant with a few rooms attached’. Reservations are a ‘must’ in high season. The wine cellar is excellent, with upwards of 250 labels. Passing yachts may replenish wine supplies at retail, not restaurant prices. Diving and snorkelling around Koh Pu (Crab Island) is good. A note of caution, however: the passage between Koh Pu and the headland is not recommended without local knowledge; there is a rock awash in the channel.
This lovely 2-mile sand beach, backed by salt ponds and dunes, provides protected anchorage in 6-10 metres on a sandy bottom along its entire length. For easy access to convenient.
A NAI HARN 8 miles from Ao Chalong
The most favoured anchorage on the west coast in the high season, holding can be found in 8-10 metres virtually anywhere in the bay. The surf can make dinghy landings exciting early and late in the season. This southwest facing beach is particularly attractive, with Puravana Phuket Yacht Club, a 5-star resort of considerable fame, perched on the north side of the bay. The evening view from the hotel’s deck is unbeatable. Naiharn is one of the favourite gathering points for cruising yachts over Christmas and there are a few local style beach restaurants. Phuket Town is 45 minutes away by taxi or bus.
B JUNGLE BEACH 8 miles from Ao Chalong
There is secure anchorage in 10 metres either in front of a boutique resort or just to the east in front of a smaller bungalow resort. The access road passes underneath the Phuket Yacht Club.
The Pershing 80
The Pershing 80, brainchild of yacht designer Fulvio De Simoni, brings sleek style and advanced onboard technology to Asia with its first showing at PIMEX 2010. This new model continues the strategy of luxury begun with the Pershing 72, winner of the World Yacht Trophy Award for ‘The Most Innovative Boat in the Open Yacht over 24 Metre’ category.
The smoothly sleek exterior design of this new model is slimmer, more streamlined and more aggressive than its predecessor, and has windows which are particularly long and graceful, bringing more natural light to the interiors. The Pershing 80 has been specifically designed to offer owners sporty high performance. On the standard version, two powerful 2030 mhp MTU engines combine with two ZF SeaRex 140S surface propellers to guarantee a peak speed of 43 knots. A faster version with two 2435 mhp MTU engines offers an incredible top speed of 50 knots at one third loaded displacement. Some performance for a craft of this size! The craft’s internal layout also reveals a series of refined features designed exclusively by Poltrona Frau, one of the world’s best known leather furniture manufacturers. The pilot house is a real gem, from the dashboard to the central driver and two co-pilot seats, all in sumptuous leather. Elegant slide-away glass partitions include two separate sections with an electrohydraulic drive mechanism that slides the sections to a central module, which then drops into the floor. This design solution provides the option of closing the cockpit off from the upper saloon, or joining the two environments together, to create a huge and harmonious open space that is all on the same level. There are no steps or obstructions to disturb the smooth flow of the floor. The extendableretractable hard top with its special twin electrical drive is another outstanding feature of this new design. On entering from the stern there’s a large L-shaped sofa on the starboard side, and a smaller unit is located in the centre. This has been designed so it can slide easily across to the other couch to create a vast horseshoe-shaped settee. In the centre there are also two large pouffes that can be put together to make a chaise longue, or joined with the sofas to create a single huge relaxation area. A retractable flat TV screen is positioned on the port wall and a separate dining area has been created towards the stern. This includes a dining table accompanied by a series of wall-mounted cupboards for storing dinnerware. All the fittings are in open-pore oak, and flooring is wengè parquet. The spacious cockpit has three sofas upholstered in a waterproof fabric, a cocktail cabinet with a built-in sink, a teak table and a barbecue. The layout is designed to facilitate socialising onboard, with the central area of the sundeck, transforming into a spacious lunch table. The top surface can be lifted, by an electrically operated telescopic support, while the bench slides manually on a concealed guide system. The stern sundeck is completely separate from the door to the spacious garage, so that guests who are relaxing in the sun are never disturbed. The garage is also fitted with a special section of floor that can be lowered to facilitate the launch and docking of the RXP Sea Doo jetski and the Williams 325 jet tender. These facilities are
completed by a gangplank, which doubles as a swimming ladder and a walkway onto the quay. The cockpit also includes an access door to the engine room and a second exit door. The dinette in the bows is another new feature, which when combined with the highly versatile, modular sundeck that also has a bimini top, creates a clever solution offering owners perfect privacy. This is the ideal place for enjoying breakfast in complete peace, when the boat is moored at the stern. Below decks, the large L-shaped galley is completely separated from the night zone and equipped with a dinette and a tempered glass top, stowaway table. This is a modern, comfortable and discreet environment with a complete range of hi-tech Bosch appliances including a twin door refrigerator, a dishwasher with a capacity for 12-place settings, an oven and a microwave. The crew quarters consist of two comfortable cabins, a bathroom and utility room. The night zone in both of the three cabin versions (the other option has a dinette instead of the second central guest cabin) and the four cabin version, is an outstanding example of comfort and design. The unique open-view window in the master cabin, situated in the centre of the boat, is remarkably light and airy and features an opening porthole set into the glass. The area is full of refined details, like the stowaway vanity cabinet top with builtin jewellery box, the king-size bedhead, the bulwark finishings, ceiling panelling and handrail. The bathroom on the starboard wall is separated from the rest of the cabin by an elegant, translucent, sliding, satin-finish glass and aluminium partition. Inside the basin is a special stowaway, sliding mirror. All these features add up to the ultimate experience of luxury at sea. For more information contact: Martin Holmes at Lee Marine Boat Lagoon Marina, Tel: +66 (0)81 891 7057 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.leemarine.com
New Yachts now available for 2010
2010 New Yachts Now Available
OWN THE YACHT OF YOUR DREAMS : You pay only 65% on a 5.5 year contract and Sunsail pays all other costs. At the end of the contract the yacht is yours with nothing extra to pay.
Sunsail Asia : +66 (0)76 239057 Email: email@example.com Website: www.sunsailasia.com
Own the NEW Leopard 384
SUNSAIL 384 CATAMARAN : Built by Robertson and Caine the brand new 384 model with 4 cabins and 2 heads layout. YOU PAY ONLY 220,350 US$. Sunsail pays all moorings fees, maintenance and insurance throughout the contract.
Used Yachts for Sale
SUNSAIL BROKERAGE : Sunsail now have several models of used yachts coming out of the fleet 2009 / 2010. WELL MAINTAINED, EXCELLENT VALUE.
Day Charters from only 18,000 Baht
EXPERIENCE PHUKET FROM YOUR OWN CREWED PRIVATE YACHT : Sunsail day charters are available throughout the year, offering a unique way to experience Phuket and its surrounding islands, without the crowds.
May to October
EXPERIENCE YOUR OWN ASIAN SAILING ADVENTURE : Book any new bareboat charter from Koh Chang, departing January and February and receive a 10% discount off the charter fee.
LEARN TO SAIL : Join one of our RYA courses which run every week from May through to 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.
SocialonPhuket What WAS in Phuket
Photo by Dan Miles
Guests at the recent Phuket International Women's Club 20th anniversary fundraising party included Maggy Wigman (AKA Tina Turner), Margaret and Michael Spratt (AKA ABBA), Sue Arnulphy and Carole Dux.
Photo by Dan Miles
Pre-opening Cocktail Party ibis Phuket Kata, a Brand New Economy Hotel in Phuket
(Second from left) Frederic Ganier, General Manager ibis Phuket Kata; (fifth from left) Helene Bertoneche Group Director of Strategy & Brand Image of ibis Erawan Thailand and (sixth from left) Erwann Mahe, Executive General Manager of ibis Erawan Thailand opened “ibis Phuket Kata”, the 6th ibis hotel in Thailand, with an opening cocktail party on 4th December 2009 and warmly welcome to honoured guests. (From left) Erwann Mahe, Executive General Manager of ibis Erawan Thailand; Dear, Brand Ambassador; Frederic Ganier, General Manager ibis Phuket Kata.
Opening Event of the Island Furniture Phuket Cricket League
(From left) Mark Ashman, Bill Brown, Alan Cooke and Raju Seemant. (From left) Alan Cooke and Raju Seemant.
Bangla Rouge Night – Red Hot Party
(From left) Piangnapa Norasingh (Lookpla), Marketing Executive, IMAGE Asia; Manatsavinee Racharit, Resort Manager, Absolute Bangla Suites; Bryan Lunt, Chairman, Absolute World Group Companies; Yupaporn Kaewsawee, Junior Account Executive, Pernod Ricard Thailand and Praewprawlin Inchomchuen (Yin), Sakes & Marketing Manager, IMAGE Asia.
Senator Phummisak Hongsyok enjoying the recent Phuket International Women's Club 20th anniversary party.
Grand Opening – Absolute Bangla Suites
(From left) Andrew Parker, Managing Director - Thailand of Absolute World Group Companies and (fifth from left) Bryan Lunt, Chairman of Absolute World Group Companies greeting guests in front of the hotel.
Limburi's Open House Welcoming Party
(From left) Boyd Lim, Chef Komsak Chuchumsri, Ann Termtaweewut.
Image courtesy of www.weddingphuket.net
Woman's Will Power Phuket Charity
The Sparkling Stars Charity Calendar Event at Cape Sienna. 5 ladies from the Woman's Will Power Phuket Charity Group. (From left) Tippanate Pittayasamai (Khaew); Tipwarintron Tanaakarachad (Riz); Able Wanamakok; Pathamaphan Ratanaphan (Poy) and Jiraporn Chaiyasat (Jane). Andrew Parker, Managing Director – Thailand of Absolute World Group Companies and Manatsavinee Racharit, Resort Manager of Absolute Bangla Suites greeting beautiful ladies from Phuket.
Feature: Offshore Bonds
The types of offshore bonds (sometimes referred to as professional portfolio bonds) are varied and offer different advantages to investors to match their individual requirements.
and the value of funds held. Centralising assets based in different countries under a bond wrapper may be attractive, as on death this would only involve obtaining Manx or Guernsey Probate. A professional administration service performs all transactions, relieving the client of the burden of time-consuming paperwork. TRUSTEE INVESTMENTS Offshore bonds are ideal trustee investments as they’re non-income producing and offer true tax deferral and little administration burden to trustees. We’ve several trust solutions for our potential clients. POLICY ASSIGNMENT It’s also possible to change the policy ownership, by assignment. In general, the new policy owner can then surrender the policy, and any tax liability will fall on him. If the new owner is a non-tax paying spouse, she can offset her unused personal allowances against any gains and pay less tax. This is also very useful for university fees funding. NON RESIDENCE RELIEF – UK EXPATS Any periods of non-residence will be relieved of income tax on final encashment. Top-slicing relief may be used for any periods of UK
residence if the tax payer is within the basic rate tax band. This may save 18% tax on any chargeable amounts. CGT V INCOME TAX Until recently, it has been a feature of UK tax law that individuals who made capital gains were not liable for CGT, if the gain was realised while they were ‘non-UK resident’ or ‘ordinarily non-resident’. Clause 127 of the Finance Act 1998 changed that position. Under the new rules, individuals who have been UK resident for at least four out of the previous seven tax years prior to the tax year of departure will continue to be liable for UK CGT, on disposals they make whilst non-resident, if they return to the UK within five years. The new rules apply to individuals who leave the UK after 17th March 1998 and apply to assets they held prior to their departure. If the individual is UK domiciled, the charge would be on worldwide assets. An alternative, and potentially much safer approach, would be to contribute to investments which are not subject to CGT i.e. offshore regular and single premium life assurance policies. They’re fully portable, as the investor moves from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. In most countries, no tax charge arises until the benefits are taken.
TAX FREE GROWTH OF FUNDS The underlying investment funds linked to a bond are owned by the life insurance company. All income and capital gains which the funds generate are reinvested into units. Many such instruments are based in the Isle of Man or Guernsey (the world-leading jurisdictions for offshore insurance) and therefore don’t pay tax on income or capital gains. TAX DEFERRAL Because income and gains grow free of tax, the policyholder can defer any tax liability on their capital until the benefits are taken. In most countries, bonds are considered non-income producing. TIME APPORTIONMENT RELIEF This means that tax can be reduced proportionately for time spent as a non-resident and additional investments are always deemed to be made at the initial investment date, even if made when resident again. Regular investments are treated the same. How it works: The A/B Rule. A = Number of days spent in UK. B = Number of days policy has been established. For example: Mr. Jones has a policy worth £200,000 and his gain is £100,000. He started this plan when he was offshore 10,000 days ago, and he returned to the UK 1,000 days ago. Calculation: 1000/10,000 x 100 = 10%. Therefore, 90% of the policy can be encashed in the UK with no tax liability. TAX EFFICIENT ACCESS TO CAPITAL VIA WITHDRAWALS In the UK, an amount equal to five per cent of the premium paid can be taken each year, for a maximum of 20 years, without incurring an immediate income tax liability. With portfolio bonds, this avoids the necessity of selling units to obtain an income. INVESTMENT CHOICE A bond offers the ability to restructure and change investment policy within the bond, without changing the investment vehicle. BETTER TERMS As an institutional investor, life offices can generally obtain better discounts/terms from investment houses than an individual and these savings are passed on to the policyholders. For example, if an individual were to buy units in a fidelity fund, then he’d pay a 5% bid/offer spread, but this could be reduced to as little as 0.25%, if purchased via a bond. INVESTOR PROTECTION/PEACE OF MIND In the unlikely event that a company should go into liquidation, the Isle of Man Life Assurance (Compensation of Policyholders) Regulations Act 1991 covers up to 90% of an insurer’s liability to the policyholder. The same applies for moneys held in Guernsey, as all investments there have to be held by a secure third party custodian. There’s no upper limit to the amount of compensation that can be paid. This makes the Isle of Man and Guernsey two of the best regulated international finance centres in the world. CGT FREE SWITCHES By actively managing a portfolio of funds the investor can switch between funds without incurring any tax liability. Normally, if investments are held directly, any disposals incur a capital gains tax liability. ADMINISTRATIVE CONVENIENCE Regular valuations keep the investor informed about the progress of the bond via a comprehensive statement detailing all transactions
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Hotspots in Phuket
Hotels, Resorts and Guesthouses
Absolute Ceylon Pub Jungceylon, Patong Absolute Seapearl Beach Resort Beach Rd., Tel: +66 (0)76 341901-10 Andaman Beach Suites Tel: +66 (0)76 341879-83 Amanta House Boutique Hotel Tel: +66 (0)76 290401 Aqua Guesthouse Paradise Complex, +66 (0)76 346142 Bel Aire Resort Phuket Tel: +66 (0)76 296600 Baan Yin Dee Tel: +66 (0)76 294104-7 Burisari Resort Soi Ruam Jai, Tel: +66 (0)76 292929 Connect Guesthouse Paradise Complex, +66 (0)76 294195 Faulty Towers Inn Soi Sunset, Tel: +66 (0)76 344061 Holiday Inn Phuket Tel: +66 (0)76 340608-9 K-Hotel, Rat-U-Thit Rd. Tel: +66 (0)76 340832-3 Leelawadee Boutique Hotel Siriraj Rd., Tel: +66 (0)76 346301-4 Little Buddha Guesthouse Nanai Rd., Tel: +66 (0)76 296148 Patong Paragon Hotel Prabaramee Rd., Tel: +66 (0)76 290555 Royal Palm Resortel Tel: +66 (0)76 292510 Royal Phawadee Village Sawatdirak Rd., Tel: +66 (0)76 345576 Summer Breeze Hotel Soi Sansabai, Tel: +66 (0)76 340464 Safari Beach Hotel Beach Rd., Tel: +66 (0)76 341171 The Bird Cage–Patong Guesthouse Tel. +66 (0)76 293196-7 The Royal Paradise Hotel Tel: +66 (0)76 340666 Valhalla V Plaza Soi Sunset, Tel: +66 (0)76 292556 Villa del Mar Beach Rd., Tel: +66 (0)76 345698 Yorkshire Inn Soi Sansabai, Tel: +66 (0)76 340904 Molly Malone's Beach Rd., Tel: +66 (0)76 292771 Mai Thai Bar Soi Eric, Tel: +66 (0)76 292844 Nok & Chicken Sports Bar Patong Condotel, +66 (0)87 895 0620 Rio Music Bar and Grill Tel: +66 (0)76 294191 Khun Woody's Sandwich Shoppe Aroonsom-Plaza, Tel: +66 (0)76 290468 Scruffy Murphy's Soi Bangla, Tel: +66 (0)76 292590 Starbucks Beach Rd., Tel: +66 (0)76 600169-70 Subway Beach Rd., Tel: +66 (0)76 349009 Thai Basecamp Soi Paradise Inn, Tel: +66 (0)89 822 7921 Rockin Angels Jammin' Café Yaowarat Rd., Tel: +66 (0)76 210828 Tea House Yaowarat Rd,. Tel: +66 (0)76 258022 Chalong Pier Beer Garden Chalong Pier Road next to Kan Eang DaVinci V Lounge Soi Sai Yuen, Nai Harn, Tel: +66 (0)76 289574 Dos Fringos Chalong, Tel: +66 (0)76 280289 Happy Days Chalong, Tel: +66 (0)89 472 7304 Jimmy's Lighthouse Chalong Pier, Tel: +66 (0)76 381709 Kan Eang@pier Chalong Pier, Tel: +66 (0)83 173 1187 Khun Woody's Sandwich Shoppe Fisherman Way Park, +66 (0)76 282403 Locanda Restaurant Kata-Karon, Tel: +66 (0)76 330087
Helicam Photograph – The New
Centara Grand Mirage
A Stunning Incredible Themed Resort
Beach Resort Pattaya
Bangkok Phuket Hospital Yaowarat Rd,. Tel: +66 (0)76 254425
Hotels, Resorts and Guesthouses
Alpina Phuket Nalina Karon, Tel: +66 (0)76 370999 Angus @ O'Tool's Karon, Tel: +66 (0)76 398262 Arfur @ O'Tool's Kata, Tel: +66 (0)76 284405 Baan Kiki Chalong, Tel: +66 (0)89 586 1098 Baan Karon Resort Karon, Tel: +66 (0)76 286251-8 Bel Air Panwa Resort Ao Makham, Tel: +66 (0)76 396580
Sunrise Diving Rat-U-Thit Rd., Tel: +66 (0)76 292050
Hotels, Resorts and Guesthouse
JW Marriott West Coast, Tel: +66 (0)76 338000 Kamala Bay Garden Resort Kalim, Tel: +66 (0)76 325722 Laguna Phuket Cherngtalay, Tel: +66 (0)76 324416 The Residence Kalim Bay Kalim, Tel: +66 (0)76 342211
Hotels, Resorts and Guesthouses
Bay Hotel Panwa Bay Village, Tel: +66 (0)76 391514 Cape Panwa Hotel Panwa Cape., Tel: +66 (0)76 391123 Deang Plaza Hotel Montri Rd., Tel: +66 (0)76 216428 Katina Hotel Sakdidej Rd., Tel: +66 (0)76 223111 Metropole Hotel Montri Rd., Tel: +66 (0)76 215050 Phi Phi Island Beach Resort Sathoon Rd., Tel: +66 (0)76 215014
Bougainvillea Hotel Kata-Karon, Tel: +66 (0)76 330087 CC Blooms Kata, Tel: +66 (0)76 333222-3 Centara Karon Resort Karon, Tel: +66 (0)76 396200 Club Med Kata, Tel: +66 (0)76 330455-9 Evason Phuket & Six Senses Spa Rawai, Tel: +66 (0)76 381010-7 Mom Tri's Villa Royale Kata Noi, Tel: +66 (0)76 333568 Mom Tri's Boathouse Kata Beach, Tel: +66 (0)76 330015 Mom Tri's Kitchen Kata Noi, Tel: +66 (0)76 333569 Mom Tri's Oasis Kata, Tel: +66 (0)76 330423 Novotel-Panwa Beach Resort Aoyon, Tel: +66 (0)76 393300-10 Pacific Club And Spa Karon, Tel: +66 (0)76 398350-2 Phuket Sports & Tennis Club Rawai, Tel: +66 (0)76 289714 Serene Resort Kata, Tel: +66 (0)76 330148-50 Solution Lounge and Sports Bar Kata, Tel: +66 (0)84 704 9302. SouthSea Karon Resort Karon, Tel: +66 (0)76 370888 The Aspasia Phuket Kata, Tel: +66 (0)76 333032-3 The Little Mermaid Karon, Tel: +66 (0)76 396580
Restaurants and Cafés
Kamala Beer Garden Kamala, Tel: +66 (0)81 797 8451 Khun Woody's Sandwich Shoppe Laguna, Tel: +66 (0)76 324313 Lambert Brothers Boat Lagoon, Tel: +66 (0)76 273385 Lady Pie Srisoontorn Rd., Tel: +66 (0)76 271409 Les Anges Royal Phuket Marina Tel: +66 (0)76 360803-5 Liquid Lounge Surin, Tel: +66 (0)81 537 2018 Liquid Lounge Bar Surin Beach Rd. Mom Tri's Boathouse Regatta Royal Phuket Marina, Tel: +66 (0)76 360855 Skippers Royal Phuket Marina Tel: +66 (0)76 360890 The Club Kamala, Tel: +66 (0)76 279111 Watermark Bar Restaurant Boat Lagoon, Tel: +66 (0)76 239730
Helicopter view from behind the New Centara
Restaurants and Cafés
154 Bakery Phang Nga Rd., Tel: +66 (0)76 233333 B2S Central Festival, Tel: +66 (0)76 209073 Black Canyon Central Festival, Tel: +66 (0)76 249663 Chill Out Ong Sim Phai Rd., Tel: +66 (0)76 225797 Coffee Max Ranong Rd., Tel: +66 (0)76 258294 Eatzz Dibuk Rd., Tel: +66 (0)76 213727 Juice Internet Café & Juice Bar Phuket Rd., Tel: +66 (0)76 223210 Kopi De Phuket Phuket Rd., Tel: +66 (0)76 212225 Michael's Bar Takua Pa Rd., Tel: +66 (0)76 256562 Siam Indigo Phang Nga Rd., Tel: +66 (0)76 256697 Starbucks Central Festival, Tel: +66 (0)76 345716 The Books Phuket Rd., Tel: +66 (0)76 211115
Over the years Helicam Co Ltd, have photographed many Resort Hotels and beautiful properties alike, however nothing compares to The Centara Grand Mirage. The new Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya is located on Wong Amat Beach and Naklua Beach, North Pattaya and is actually built on the original beach front land of the former Central Wong Amat Beach Resort. Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya is a 5-star beach resort designed to be the first truly themed hotel in Thailand. This stunning 18-storey property features 555 rooms and suites, all facing the ocean. Unlike other hotels and resorts in Pattaya, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya is the only 5-star themed resort that has a direct beach access to the stretch of 230 meters of white sand beach complete with an extensive beach front water park. This unique and exciting Lost World themed hotel is a true destination in its own right and offers several specialty restaurants, a trendy bar, Asian restaurant, all day dining, large and versatile convention and meeting facilities, SPA Cenvaree, and a great variety of facilities for all members of the family including several swimming pools and water play areas in the exciting water park. The Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya is set to become one of Thailand’s most talked about resort hotels. To achieve the best image and marketing for The Centara, a Helicam Aerial Photo Shoot was called upon. The five foot
remote controlled helicopter was launched near the water's edge with the help of Khun Narongsak and his security men to assure a clear area for take off and landing. While the machine is airborne Khun Karn composes his photos from the aid of a small monitor worn round his neck. Karn tells the pilot standing next to him (Phil) to move the helicopter into the best positions allowing him to take the best shots. Once the mini helicopter is safely returned to earth, images are examined and pieced together creating the panoramas featured here. For more information on this Hotel: www.centarahotelsresorts.com For information about Helicam Co Ltd: Tel: +66 (0)89 874 7464 www.helicam.asia
Restaurants and Cafés
BYD Lofts restaurant Rat-U-Thit Rd., Tel: +66 (0)76 343024-7 Coyote Beach Rd., Tel: +66 (0)76 344366 Irish Times Jungceylon, Tel: +66 (0)76 366085 Jean Pierre's Restaurant & Bar Rat-U-Thit Rd., Tel: +66 (0)76 343024 La Boucherie Restaurant Sawatdirak Rd., Tel: +66 (0)76 344581
Phuket International Airport TOT Hotspot Tel: +66 (0)2 575 9425
Restaurants and Cafés
Amazon Café Chaofa Rd., West Ao Chalong Yacht Club Chalong, Tel: +66 (0)76 381844
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Standing behind the Helicam helicopter Left to right K. Karn, K. Narongsok, K. Somri
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Spaghetti with Prawns, Zucchini & Vodka
Signature Dish of the Da Vinci Restaurant in Nai Harn..
Cooking time – approximately 8 minutes Ingredients: • 360 gm spaghetti • 250 gm fresh prawns (Not frozen!) • 100 gm cherry tomatoes, cut in half • 1 medium-sized zucchini (marrow), cut and shredded • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped • 1 tbls vodka • 2 tbls olive oil Salt and pepper for seasoning Preparation Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Then add the ly spaghetti and allow it to cook for five minutes to be perfectly al dente and drain. To prepare the sauce, put the two tablespoons of olive oil into a nto shallow frying pan and heat. When hot, add the chopped garlic and fry arlic without browning for about one minute. Then add the shredded zucchini, dded cherry tomatoes, prawns, parsley and three tablespoons of hot water. Season with salt and pepper, and then cook for three to four minutes. es. Just before serving, flambé the sauce with the vodka. Then add the spaghetti, toss with the sauce and serve.
Around Phuket 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 seven 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
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
About Chef John
Chef John (Keattisak Engchuan) was born in Krabi province on the 10th of April 1972. He has two brothers and one sister. He completed his high school education in his home town and moved to Phuket in 1990 to pursue a career in the hotel business. At first he did not have a plan to become a chef, although he enjoyed cooking and several of his first jobs were as an assistant in the kitchen where he slowly learned his cooking skills from his employers. Over the last 20 years Chef John has worked in a variety of different locations and with a variety of cuisines. His passion for using fresh ingredients and local produce has helped him to develop a style which is neither pretentious nor complicated. Working with chefs from many different schools, Chef John has learnt to keep it simple, with a focus on quality and traditional Italian recipes, rather than trying to develop new dishes which may not represent the true taste of Italy. Chef John is now the executive chef of the Italian restaurant DaVinci in Nai Harn, which is fast becoming the place to eat on the south of the island. Career history 1. Phuket Merlin Hotel (Thai Cuisine) 2. Thavorn Hotel (Modern Thai) 3. Metropole Hotel (European Cuisine and Special Events) 4. Trang Plaza, Assistant Chef (Modern Thai Cuisine and Events) 5. Tammarin Tana, Assistant Chef (Chinese and Thai Cuisine) 6. Thavorn Beach Hotel, Head Chef (Chinese and Thai Cuisine) 7. Karon Beach Hotel, Head Chef (Special Events) 8. The Sands, Nai Harn Head Chef 9. DaVinci, Executive Chef
For more information contact: Da Vinci Restaurant 28/46 Moo 1, Nai Harn, Phuket (Opposite 711 on the road to Nai Harn Beach) Tel: +66 (0)76 289574 Website: www.davinciphuket.com
Around Phuket Mom Tri's Kitchen
Mom Tri's Oasis
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. European favourites and Thai dishes are served either on the open-air terrace, covered patio or Thai sala. An exuberant menu offers delicious creations from talented Executive Chef Sura. Popular dishes include hot crab soufflé, and light and savoy appetiser, tuna carpaccio, Phuket lobster and Angus beef tenderloin. Mom Tri's Villa Royale is the winner of the Wine Spectators Award of Excellence for three years in a row and has over 350 labels including an extensive organic wine list and 16 wines by the glass. Also enjoy watching the sunset during happy hour from 5:30 to 6:30 and receive 50% discount cocktails and beer. 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 daily 06:30-24:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 333569 On Kata Noi Beach www.momtriphuket.com
There are only a certain few select restaurants that can offer an evening of enjoyment with unsurpassed sophistication. A superb cuisine prepared by an award-winning chef, along with warm hospitality in a luxurious but relaxing ambiance, set the stage for an ideal and memorable evening out. With a seating of al fresco and outdoor dining by the sea, and the soft sounds of the musicians, the setting for the discerning diner or those seeking a romantic interlude, is complete. A unique evening at Sala Bua can include an array of culinary delights prepared by Executive Chef Ronnie Macuja who steered Sala Bua into winning a coveted ‘Best Restaurant’ award granted by Thailand Tatler from 2002 to 2007. His superb entrées include the Open Lasagna of Rock Lobster with white truffle mash potato and new season garlic cream and Hoisin Roasted Duck Breast with maple-glazed pears, charred asparagus and cherry-grappa sauce. Sala Bua offers the ultimate in elegant dining providing cuisine that is innovative and unparalleled. With a warm ambience and service, this place to dine provides an extraordinary and unforgettable evening out.
Open daily 12:00-24:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 342100 ext 8301 Impiana Phuket Cabana & Resort. Entrance from Beach Rd, Patong. www.sala-bua.com
Beachfront dining becomes a whole new experience at this tropical, sophisticated and yet relaxed setting which enjoys gorgeous panoramic sunset views from the restaurants and live music in the tapas bar. Mom Tri’s Oasis introduces a new kind of Mediterranean cuisine to Phuket with tantalizing dishes served in the open air restaurant. Choose lighter fare from the Oasis Spring Tapas Bar or casual beachfront dining at the Oasis On the Sea Restaurant. Tapas include glazed scallops with spinach, feta cheese and sun-dried tomato samosas, and goat cheese and tomato meatballs. For those seeking something light and healthy there is a good selection of generous salads. Oasis On The Sea offers some original dishes such as sea bass baked in a banana leaf and classics including braised lamb shank with sun dried tomato and grain mustard mash. There is also a good selection of vegetarian items. Free wireless internet also makes Oasis a great place to come, relax on the sofa and enjoy some authentic Lavazza coffee.
Open daily 10:30-23:30 | Tel: +66 (0)76 330423 Kata Beach, adjacent to the Boathouse www.momtriphuket.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 savor 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 favorite 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 harbor 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
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Around Phuket The Kamala Restaurant Thai/International
French/Steaks & Grills
Take a break and enjoy the sea breeze on a hot day in an outdoor or indoor setting with strolling musicians serenading you as you enjoy a wonderful meal. The Kamala Restaurant at the The Print Kamala Resort offers a relaxed and casual dining experience in a stylish setting close to the beach. The resort has a reputation as the perfect hideaway for honeymooners and holidaymakers. What better way to celebrate than by starting with an exotic cocktail created by the bar staff? PS I Love You, a blend of dark rum and amaretto, is an enticing drink that helps set the ambience for a great stay. Choose from the menu of International and Thai food a mix of dishes as the colours and taste combinations are sure to please. The Shrimp on Garlic Toast and Calamari make for well-known Western favourites and the Spare Ribs with a spicy Thai sauce provide a piquant twist. Not to miss are the Kao Pad Talay Sapalot, seafood fried rice served in a pineapple, the Spicy Seafood Salad and Gung Sarong, vermicelli noodles wrapped around deep fried prawns. Try a taste of the exotic in an intimate and warm atmosphere.
Open daily 06:30-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0) 76 385396-8 ext 700 7 km from Patong Beach on Beach Road To Kamala Hill. In front of the Kamala Park. www.printkamalaresort.net/restaurant1.php
La Boucherie is a French steakhouse located in the Royal Phawadee Village – a sumptuous and quiet boutique resort in Patong. An intimate and relaxed ambience offers a welcome escape from the nearby busy and bustling area. Unwind with a glass of wine at an outdoor table or in airconditioned comfort and enjoy great steaks and French specialities. Appetizers of Beef Carpaccio and Basil and Warm Goat Cheese Salad are delightful delicacies of a perfect combination of meat and cheese with complimentary textures and delicately spiced tastes. The Steak Tartare served with fried potatoes with garlic and butter and vegetables and the Entrecôte with a Bearnaise sauce and a baked potato and vegetables are sure to please. A varied menu of wonderful food that includes perfectly cooked steaks and dishes from France is a good reason to stop at La Boucherie. Top it off with a cosy and relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff, and you have a restaurant that provides a very pleasant and satisfying experience.
Open daily 12:00-24:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 344581, +66 (0)81 607 0191 Royal Phawadee Village, 3 Sawatdirak Rd., Patong. Free Pickup (Conditions Apply) www.laboucherie-asia.com, email@example.com
An extraordinary outdoor venue that serves a unique yet familiar food has an unmatched ability to offer a refreshing and relaxing dining experience. Crepes Village specialises in the traditional thin French pancake, the crepe. From the well-known Crepe Suzette, there are crepes with delicious International and Asian fillings. Couches and cushioned chairs under a pavilion-type structure with Thai wooden gazebos provide the village-like setting. Fancy Thai, Mexican, pizza, ham and cheese, tuna salad or a Popeye classic of cream spinach and cheese? Try your favourite filling already wrapped in a crepe or for the adventurous in the wrapping department, enjoy a combo set. The Thai Combo for four people, which includes curry dishes, provides a taste of a truly Thai crepe while the Western Combo presents an eclectic sampling of spinach, ratatouille, Mexican and bolognese. Enjoy some wine, cider and cocktails specially made at the restaurant with a meal and while the kids play in the playground or take away a selection of superb crepes or have some delivered to your home or hotel. Bon Appetit!
Open daily 08:00-24:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 325154 Cherngtalay before Laguna gateway, also at Soi Sai Yuan Nai Harn www.crepesvillage.com
It’s not very often that you find everything that you need in one place, but a visit to Wine Connection in Sino Avenue at Jungceylon makes a welcome change. Where else can you find a bistro, wineshop, food shop, deli and bakery all under one roof? For starters, there is a tasty selection of cold cuts and cheeses served with a variety of fresh bread straight from the in-house bakery. As a main, Rabbit with Wild Mushrooms with accompanying gratin potatoes and spinach is a perfect combination of flavours. This is just one of Chef Laurent’s monthly specials, which keep people coming back time and time again. A Crème Caramel slips down easily and makes the meal complete. A smooth fruity Chilean Cabernet Merlot is a wonderful wine to accompany the meal and is one of literally hundreds of wines that can be selected by the bottle from the wine store or by the glass from the menu. With a French Chef, a fabulous menu, monthly specials and great wines, that is the perfect recipe for a great meal out.
Open daily 10:00-24:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 366091, +66 (0)76 282411 ext 2 Patong: Jungceylon in Sino Avenue; Chalong: Fisherman Way Business Center www.wineconnection.co.th
Around Phuket Casuarina Beach Restaurant & Bar
Plum Fine Dining / Vanilla Sky
If you love palm trees, a setting sun, waves lapping up to the shore and the whisper of the sea breeze through Casuarina trees then you'll be delighted with Dusit Thani's very own Casuarina Beach Restaurant. This casual dining establishment offers interior dining in spacious and elegant surroundings and the perfect beach side setting. Listen to the waves and settle into the pace of the beach. As a local favourite, Casuarinas Beach has acquired a reputation for excellent steaks, fresh seafood, great service and a comprehensive wine list. Enjoy the best US and Australian prime cuts, cooked just the way you like. Indulge in the freshest seafood prepared Thai style, great salads or simply enjoy a drink while watching the beautiful sunset over the Andaman Sea. Fantastic cocktails make every sunset a life time experience. Enjoy predinner drinks or a night cap at Casuarinas Bar in perfect surroundings. Casuarina Beach is also very popular for beach side weddings, private Dinners and Birthday parties.
Open daily until 23:30 | Tel: +66 (0)76 362999 ext 7303 Within Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket, Cherngtalay www.dusit.com/dtlp, firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for a break from the tourist spots on Phuket’s west coast – and the best pizza on the island? Follow the locals to Salvatore’s, a rustic 'trattoria' in Phuket Town. Salvatore offers traditional Italian cuisine using only the finest fresh ingredients, such as linguini alla bottarga, sea bass in salt crust, gnocchi with fresh sausage and pizza baked in a wood-burning oven. Other specialties are created with local shellfish, like mouth-watering lobster ravioli and fettucini with crab. Start with the bruschetta, with delicately skinned tomatoes and fresh herbs and beef carpaccio with olive oil. The food is prepared under the careful eye of the Sardinian executive chef and owner, Salvatore Cossu, a fixture on Phuket’s restaurant scene for his cooking skills. He personally shops for the vegetables and fish in local markets. The bread is baked daily; the pastas and sausages are home-made. Ask him about daily food specials as well as wine suggestions. Salvatore offers about 60 labels, including Sardinian wines. The service is warm and the ambience is friendly. But the real star is the food.
Open 12-14:00, 18-23:00 Closed Mondays | Tel: +66 (0)76 225958 Near the circle and fresh market in Phuket Town. www.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. At Plum Fine Dining, Executive Chef Indrajit Saha offers an exotic experience with tantalizing Oriental dishes and more familiar dishes with a hint of tropical spices. Slip into our sleek décor and treat your palette with fusion cuisine for an unforgettable experience. 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 Fine Dining18-23 Closed Mon&Wed Vanilla Sky 17–00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 337300 Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas, Kamala Cliff at the beginning of Millionaire's Mile! www.capesienna.com, email@example.com
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
Around Phuket Jean Pierre Bar & Restaurant
Mom Tri's Boathouse Regatta
On The Beach
Superb food and warm hospitality that are creatively prepared and generously offered and served in a hip and chic setting are the ingredients that set the stage for a wonderful evening out. This fusion of exquisite and inviting elements provide for a memorable occasion, and is a place that tempts patrons to return again and again. The Large Grilled Prawn with two truffle-based sauces is one delicacy to be savoured. The mushroom condiments were a surprising complement to the prawn with a hint of mint in one offering a unique touch. The Tuna Fillet with spinach ravioli in a Parmesan walnut sauce not only paired different textures and taste combinations but was also a pleasing dish to the eye and the Rack of Lamb and Rib Eye Steak on a bed of mushrooms are ideal partners. A stylish and upscale setting with exquisite food and a warm ambience, make Jean Pierre Bar & Restaurant a place to go to get a taste of that something special.
Open daily 10:30-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 343024 In front of Andaman Beach Suites in Patong www.wheretoeat-phuket.com
Treat yourself to a fine dining occasion that calls for remarkable and fresh ingredients such as ambiance, setting, service and food! Top up these elements with a marina-side venue on the boardwalk of Royal Phuket Marina with a view of luxury yachts and the extraordinary cuisine famous to Mom Tri’s Boathouse Wine & Grill in Kata, but at a much lower price, and there are the makings for an exceptional evening. Boathouse favourites and new dishes from Maître-Cuisinier de France Chef Jean-Noël Lumineau and Chef Tummanoon of Mom Tri's Boathouse Wine & Grill are on the menu. The cuisine at the Boathouse Regatta is a fusion of seafood and French Mediterranean cuisine with over 200 wines to match. On Thursdays and Saturdays there is a special 3-course gourmet menu on offer and the Boathouse Bossa Nova Duo, Sioni & Dennis, entertains with their unique sound from 7 to 11pm. Set sail for a regatta – enjoy the food, wine and the views on the boardwalk!
Open daily 11:00-23:00, Closed Tuesdays | Tel: +66 (0)76 360855 Royal Phuket Marina, Thepkrassattri Road, Koh Kaew www.momtriphuket.com
Located in an absolute beachfront setting with stunning views over the Andaman Sea, you'll find On The Beach. You cannot select a better location to enjoy the inventive international cuisine created by Chef Sanit and his team of chefs whilst watching the lights of the fishing boats out at sea. Superb food with welcoming and attentive yet unobtrusive service is the perfect recipe for an unforgettable evening. The restaurant is part of the Karon Beach Resort & Spa, a delightful 4-star property located right on one of Phuket’s most beautiful beaches. Treat yourself and your loved one to a romantic and sensual evening with a wonderful candlelit dinner and enjoy the food while listening to the sound of the waves. The staff at On the Beach take great pleasure in making your dining experience something that you will savour and remember.
Open daily 10:30-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 330006-7 Located at the southern end of Karon Beach, next to Dino Park Mini G olf. www.katagroup.com/karonbeach
A healthy and fine cuisine, which is the product of the fusion of several cultures in the Mediterranean region, a spectacular indoor and outdoor dining area situated in a grand resort against the backdrop of the inviting waters of the Andaman Sea indicate the makings for an extraordinary dining occasion. Azur at the Radisson Plaza Resort Phuket Panwa Beach hosts an exquisite evening of superlative Mediterranean cuisine. Tapas and Mezze dishes include Tabouleh, a mouth-watering salad of burghul wheat, chopped scallions, tomatoes and parsley; Dolma, vine leaves filled with rice, vegetables and spices; Hummous, blended garbanzo beans, with tahini, lemon juice, topped with virgin olive oil. Greek style Grilled Lamb Skewers with ’Boureki Haniotiko’, an enticing combination of gratinated baked vegetables with feta cheese, are a succulent main course. Unsurpassed culinary delights, ambience and location in conjunction with superb service await the discerning diner. Indulge yourself in an adventure!
Open Thu-Sat 16:00-22:30 | Tel: +66 (0)76 602500 Radisson Plaza Resort Phuket Panwa Beach www.radisson.com/phuketth_plaza
Around Phuket The Siam Supper Club
Into the Beach
Climax @ Bangla
The Siam Supper Club is definitely an icon!! It screams the word. There are few places in the world that provoke such a sense of time and place. The venue is a long bar and grill that has become synonymous with the cool of a bygone age still leaving it's sophisticated imprint. It's cool... in the same way scotch on the rocks is cool. Beautiful... no glorious jazz filling the few empty spaces. One of the most interesting collections of sepia black and whites remain true to this same time and place. When one is at The Siam Supper Club, one has to give up the mantle of tourist or visitor and for a brief time assume the rank of resident or... Phuketian. For when you're at The Siam Supper Club you are well and truly placed in a subtley lit and timbered comfort zone where a cocktail is still a cocktail damn it, the wines are big and the fabulous food reminds you of how things used to be. Ah! The tropics! Big wines. Fabulous food. Great music.
Open daily 18:00-01:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 270936 Outside the gates of Laguna at Tinlay Place www.siamsupperclub.com
A new and innovative concept of dining has just arrived in Patong! An open aired environment that is simply yet tastefully decorated and is situated just above street level in the bustling centre provides the setting for a leisurely dining occasion. Limburi Bistro offers a medley of original dishes that are a delight to the senses and marry Thai, Asian and Western favourites. Good things come in good packages! The Creamy Tom Yum Kung, a blend of the traditional Thai prawn soup with a Western creamy soup base is served in a coconut. Another signature dish is the Pineapple with Fried Penne, a variant of Pineapple Fried Rice. A Japanese favourite, the Tempura Wasabi Shrimp is served with a wasabi mayonnaise dressing. Reminiscent of Japanese sushi with a Nori seaweed wrap, the Sweet Sticky Rice with Mango Roll is a pleasing deep fried dessert. With a central location in Patong minutes from Jungceylon, Limburi Bistro offers a superb and creative menu with dishes that are reasonably priced.
Open daily 07:00-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 344059-60 First floor of Limburi Hometel, Rat-U-Thit Song Roi Pee Rd opposite Christin Massage. www.limburi.com
Into the Beach's contemporary open kitchen, sail-like roof and sand floor with its seaside location, embrace the philosophy of providing modern luxuries and facilities, while taking exceptional care of the environment. The menu follows Six Senses’ Slow Life concept to promote the natural healthy way of life for body and soul. Slow Life philosophy is based on the balance of acronyms: sustainable, local, organic, wholesome, learning, inspiring, fun, experiences. It promotes a natural healthy way of life for body and soul and is focused on 'wholesome', which is an expression of harmony between all other elements. Slow Life inspires us to live our life to its full potential. Slow Life is a lifestyle way of eating that can make you feel better about yourself. Food concepts include spa cuisine, organic, low carbohydrates, high protein diet, vegetarian, and raw food. Enjoy a new style, right on the beach and Into the Beach.
Open daily 11:30-01:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 381010 ext 6 In Rawai, almost immediately opposite the Shell Museum www.sixsenses.com
Climax Pool Dining & Music Lounge is located on the roof top of Patong’s newest design resort, Absolute Bangla Suites, and offers an extensive variety of dining options and drinks, all while enjoying a bird’s eye view of Patong. "We offer a new dining experience where you can enjoy the best Western dishes and seafood specialties complemented with our large wine selection and Climax signature drinks. All this while enjoying the sophisticated atmosphere and unique view of Patong from our rooftop,’’ says Stephen Bouwman, Operations Manager. With many years experience in designing menus and organizing and catering functions in Phuket, Stephan has created a number of unique signature dishes as well as a fresh seafood menu plus imported beef and fresh sushi and sashimi and special homemade ice cream and desserts. 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, Bar till 2 am | Tel: +66 (0)82 636 4316 Soi Bangla Square, rooftop of Absolute Bangla Suites. www.theclimax.net
Around Phuket White Box
Baan Yin Dee
LIM's Restaurant & NINE Lounge and Bar
Often the ideal dining and nightlife venue has an unsurpassed beachfront setting with views of the Andaman Sea and the setting sun at dusk. Once a house nestled on the beach and known to locals as White Box due to its colour and shape, White Box offers is now a two and a half storey building that holds an outdoor rooftop bar and both an outdoor and air conditioned dining area on the first floor. Superlative dishes such as the Pan Fried Rock Lobster and Foie Gras wth cantaloupe, mango and apple salsa and lavender essence and the Grilled Wagyu Beef Sirloin with grande escolha reduction, figs, plum and mizuna salad are pleasing to the eye and tantalize the taste buds. After dinner, move to the party upstairs and get a taste of Latino, Salsa, Hip-Hop, R&B and more that White Box features on weekend nights. A superlative beachside location with a lively social and nightlife scene, an outstanding cuisine make White Box a venue to frequent.
Open daily Mon-Sat 17-01:00, Sun 12-01:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 346271 Past Novotel Resort after Sunset Resort on beach side www.whiteboxrestaurant.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 fusion flare at BYD come alive in the dishes so delicately prepared and presented. The Nasi Goreng Kampong, the Indonesian style fried rice served with chicken satay and shrimp crackers, topped with a fried egg and a signature dish, KO’s spicy sautéed pasta, a choice of pasta with asparagus, olives, Thai basil pesto sauce, peppers, dry chilli with seafood or chicken. An upscale venue catering to tourists and locals alike, BYD provides an unsurpassed dining experience. With superb food, piano music and hospitality in a stylish environment, it doesn’t get any better than this.
Open daily 07:00-24:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 294104-6 ext 5 Muean Ngern Road south end of Patong www.baanyindee.com
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 15:00 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 the Karon Football Stadium www.wheretoeat-phuket.com
LIM’s at Kalim Bay is an elegant custom-designed restaurant and a gallery of bold, very abstract art, built on a tropical hillside garden beside one of Phuket’s few natural rivers. Call it a hidden treasure. LIM’s has special offerings of generous portions that combine interesting textures and tastes. There’s a pomelo salad with shrimp that has a fresh, very clean taste. The slices of marinated duck breast rolled in cucumber are very light and match either the Australian or New Zealand red or white wines offered on the menu. Traditional, popular curries can be found on the menu with large king prawns, chicken or duck and there’s a section for vegetarians. Along with NINE Lounge and Bar, this is a restaurant to relax in, to take your time between courses and enjoy the company of your dinner companions. Until now, the pleasure of an evening at LIM’s, a favourite of Thai and expat residents, has spread mostly by discreet word of mouth as the chosen elegant hideaway for the discerning diner. Now the word is out.
Open daily 18:30-22:30 (Kitchen, Bar until late) | Tel: +66 (0)76 344834 From Kalim Beach Road, enter Soi 7 at Orchid Hotel and drive up the hill for 500 m www.limsphuket.com
Set in the 'Heritage' part of Phuket Town, Siam Indigo represents all that is good about the area and the changes that are happening there. Set up in 2006, Siam Indigo offers a unique setup where works from local artists adorn the 90-year-old walls in the white table and chair dining room while the lounge/bar area sticks to a more modern style. Overall, Siam Indigo's décor is a successful marriage of old, atmospheric Chinese shophouse and eclectic art with a broad emphasis on space and light. To the back of the restaurant is a Mexican hacienda-style patio featuring a quasi-open kitchen where diners can enjoy the evening breezes. Essentially, the décor reflects the attitude of the owners: a healthy respect for the building's heritage with a leaning towards the contemporary. Following the tradition of Asian cultures, the menu has been designed for sharing. Pass plates amongst friends and companions and embrace this custom! Siam Indigo is registered in Thailand best restaurants Tatler guide for 2007-20082009. Enjoy excellent Thai delicaties with some fusion creations. A “Phuketien night” with show is organized once a week for those who wish to experience the real Phuket life. Céline runs a great team and her enthusiasm is contagious.
Open 11:00 till late, Closed Sundays | Tel: +66 (0)76 256697 At the beginning of Phang Nga Road, close to the circle & market www.siamindigo.com
Director of TAT Phuket Office Interview
New Tourism Authority of Thailand Phuket Director, Mrs Bangornrat Shinaprayoon, 52, started work in November, 2009. A trained economist, she assumes the role of TAT’s top regional representative in the Kingdom, after 20 distinguished years with the Authority.
Where did you start your TAT career? I started 20 years ago in Bangkok as a researcher mainly studying the impact of tourism from countries such as the United States, Europe and Japan on the Thai economy. I then moved into the Tourism Development Division overseeing destinational tourism projects in Thailand. What sort of projects? Well, for example, I was project manager for the building of the Ao Chalong Pier. Then I moved to the tourism investment department, taking care of asset management. One was a golf course that the TAT owned and managed. What was your last posting before coming to Phuket? I was in the marketing division of TAT in New York USA, working with tour operators and others to encourage Americans to come to Thailand. I liked New York, especially the food! New York never sleeps, you know. I learned a lot in the four years I was there – that was from 2005 to 2009. So you came straight to this job from New York? I had some time in Bangkok, then to Phuket. What made you enter the tourism industry after training as an economist? I got my Master of Economics degree at Thammasat University, writing a thesis entitled ‘The international Tourist Flow to Thailand’. That was the starting point. The model studied the decision making process that tourists go through when they are thinking of visiting Thailand. What did you find influenced tourists? At that time the impact of high oil prices was a major factor. That was the pivotal for many people. Are you pleased to be in Phuket? This job is a good opportunity for me. It’s a challenging position. It’s the biggest provincial office of TAT. Phuket is the ‘number one’ tourist destination in the kingdom. We’ve over 5 million tourists a year, almost 4 million of them from overseas. So how are you working to increase this number? We work closely with the private sector – the Phuket Tourist Association and the Thai Hotel Association – to grow the potential offshore market. Next year, for example, we’re going to target Hong Kong by bringing a group of their agents and partners here. What nationalities do you see as having the most potential for growth? Australians, Scandinavians, Koreans and Russians who all like to come to the beaches. But India is also a great niche market. There’s great potential for more Indian tourist packages built around Indian weddings. These are large and can go on for up to four days. Do you see 2009 being a better year for tourists to Phuket than 2008? Yes. The predictions are that the overall total may be less than 15 million for Thailand. For Phuket we may get 5.5 million visitors, but not 6 million. Nevertheless, compared to other destinations, Phuket’s numbers are holding up well. What do you think about the development of the marine leisure tourism and yachting industry? Phuket has high potential in marine leisure tourism especially yachting due to its suitable location and well-developed facilities . From Phuket tourists can cruise to explore various interesting places as Similan Islands Surin Islands, Phang Nga Bay, Phi Phi Islands, etc. There are also many high standard yacht marinas in Phuket. Yachting is the main target group for next year. Do you have a family? Yes, I’m married with two daughters, aged 21 and 19, both studying in the United States. The elder is interested in economics like me but the younger is studying psychology. My husband works in Bangkok for the Ministry of Commerce. You must miss your daughters, them being so far away? Yes, I only see them once a year. What do you do in your spare time? I like swimming. I also like reading either novels or books about Buddhism. I think as you get older you get closer to religion. I’m keen to learn more. So where do you see Phuket heading from here? Phuket is a very well developed and world-renowned destination. There’s so much for tourists to do. There are still some problems ’though. The public transport system is vestigial – certainly, it’s not good enough to serve tourists. I’d like to see Phuket with some train transport. There’s been talk of a monorail link between Phuket Town and the airport. I’d also like to see us attracting more business in the low season maybe by targeting domestic tourism and visitors from neighbouring Asian countries. This will increase and balance revenue streams. Anything else? Yes. I’d like to see the proposed convention centre project completed. We need more MICE (meetings, incentives, conventions, events) business here on Phuket. What about problems such as the bad publicity over jet-ski operators? The governor has tried very hard to solve this problem with insurance coverage. So, do you enjoy your job? Yes. It’s a good experience for me. It’s challenging. In the USA I had to learn about American tourists. Here I have to learn about European and Asians and try and bring that understanding to the market. It’s a very challenging job, but fun. Do you have time for shopping? Yes, I go shopping at Central. For more information contact: Tourism Authority of Thailand Phuket Office Tel: +66 (0)76 212213, +66 (0)76 211036 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.tourismthailand.org/phuket
Feature: Phuket Butterfly Garden and Insect World
Butterfly Garden and Insect World
This is a captivating place. Apart from being a serene natural paradise just to enjoy, the facility has an educational section which is fascinating. There’s a lot to learn about these beautiful and complex insects.
Phuket Butterfly Garden & Insect World was founded by Dr. Prasit Koysiripong in February 1990 and was originally called 'Phuket Butterfly and Aquarium’. Along the way, the emphasis concentrated on the insect world and the aquarium lost out! A butterfly garden is very much an observatory, where you’re free to wander in their natural habitat. Here you can learn more about the miraculous miniature world of insects, butterflies and moths. Incidentally, the main difference between butterflies and moths is that the former are active during the day and the latter, after dark. Butterflies normally rest with their wings flat, moths with their wings vertical. Moths tend to be less bright but many have intricate, intaglio patterns on the wings. They’ve both adopted similar survival strategies. Some will have camouflaged colouring so that they merge into the surroundings of their preferred foliage, others are vividly painted to tell possible predators that they’re dangerous and probably not good to eat. Their life cycle is quite complicated. They lay eggs – usually on the underside of leaves, which hatch out into larvae, commonly known as caterpillars. These feed on foliage and gardeners will often kill any caterpillar they encounter, before it eats their prize hydrangeas for lunch. Some are as brightly coloured as the butterflies they’ll become and some types have toxic hairs which can cause a nasty rash if you touch them. Those who survive the attentions of gardeners, birds and other natural enemies go into a hibernation stage forming a pupa, a woven, protective enclosure or cocoon called a chrysalis, which suspends from a leaf or branch. After a period which varies from species to species, the pupa will transform and a fully formed butterfly will emerge to decorate our gardens and delight us.
Before entering the butterfly garden, visit the insect exhibition which features an abundance of insect species. Explore the wonderful lives of these small creatures. See collections of beetles, bees, wasps, grasshoppers, termites and ants. Listen to the musical crickets and cicadas and view insects such as arachnids, scorpions, and giant millipedes – from a safe distance. There’s also a video about the amazing transformation from egg to caterpillar to butterfly. The garden covers an area of 1,350 square metres and holds more than 40 species. Walk in among the beautiful flowers and marvel at the thousands of butterflies filling the air, busy seeking pollen or nectar among the tropical blooms. Some may be courting! Did you know that female butterflies secrete hormonal perfumes called pheromones which drive the males mad with desire? There’s also a small silk museum displaying silk cocoons, traditional weaving equipment and some lovely examples of silk cloth. After your tour, pay a visit to the shop, which has a good collection of butterfly crafts and Thai artifacts – ideal mementos of your visit and presents to take back home to friends and family. Then there’s a café which serves hot and cold drinks and snacks where you can relax after your botanical exertions. Whilst the garden is designed to encourage the public to learn about these amazing, delightful and colourful creatures it also incorporates a
research centre which studies the butterflies and other insects in their natural environment. There’s also a breeding section. In fact, all the butterflies in the garden are bred on site. They also conduct breeding programmes for indigenous species which may be endangered by the on-going commercial development on the island. These are bred in captivity and then released back into the wilds to preserve nature’s ecological balance. You can help too. Next time you find a caterpillar in your cabbage patch, just pass on by. Phuket Butterfly Garden & Insect World is located in Soi Paneung in the Sam Kong area. The garden is a five-minute drive from Tesco Lotus. Take the road towards Phuket City and it’s on the left hand side. There’s a large sign indicating the turning. Entrance for children under 10 years is 150 baht, adults and kids over 10 years pay 300 baht. Open daily from 09:00 until 17:00 hours (last admission). For more information ring +66 (0)76 210861 or visit www.phuketbutterfly.com Come and experience it for yourself. It's fascinating for visitors of all ages and truly a photographer's delight.
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: email@example.com Website: www.theroyalspa.com
Open daily 9:00 – 20:00 hrs. Tel: +66 (0)76 271233 10/2 Srisoonthorn Rd., Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83100 Website: www.lemongrasshouse.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.
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.
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.
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 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.”
BUY 1 GET 1 FREE AT EVERY BRANCH
This Privilege applies to the 12 following locations: The Royal Spa & Health Club, Phuket Town The Royal Spa Ao chalong Villa Resort& Spa, Ao Chalong The Royal Spa Best Western Phuket Ocean Resort, Karon The Royal Spa Karon Seasands Resort & Spa, Karon The Royal Spa The Village Resort & Spa, Karon The Royal Spa The Front Village, Karon The Royal Spa Sugar Palm Resort & Spa, Kata The Royal Spa @ Malisa Villa Suites, Kata The Royal Spa The Beach Boutique House, Kata The Royal Spa Absolute Sea Pearl Beach Resort & Spa, Patong The Royal Spa Absolute Patong Ville Resort, Patong The Royal Spa Bel Air Panwa, Rawai
Location To Kathu Bypass Rd.
Tesco Lotus Bangkok Phuket Hospital
Location To Laguna Hotels To Downtown
To Tha Reua
To Bypass Rd. To Phuket City
THE ROYAL SPA
To Kata To Rawai
To Chalong Pier
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Open daily 9:00 – 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
Open daily 9:00 – 20:00 hrs. Tel: +66 (0)76 340138 41 Taweewongse Road, Patong Beach, Phuket Email: email@example.com Website: www.impiana.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 capital, creates a haven of calm yet regal serenity. I felt I had left all my troubles behind.
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 capital, creates a haven of calm yet regal serenity. I felt I had left all my troubles behind. Chilled out by the soothing background music, my mind was filled with a peaceful wellbeing as I enjoyed the warm traditional welcome (again from Sukko culture) of the ‘Flower Floating Ritual’ – similar to ‘Loy Kratong’, where the idea is to float away past stresses and wish for luck and joy from that moment on. A variety of 40 spa treatments – prepared by Sukko's certified Thai Herbalist and based on ancient Thai medical theory – is offered at Sukko, in packages lasting from 2 hours to 4 hours. Each package has a specific purpose and can be selected to suit your lifestyle or the way you feel on the day. These herbal recipes and procedures have been handed down through generations and are totally free of petrochemicals, synthetic perfumes or colouring. Some of the herbs and spices are grown in Sukko’s own herb garden and picked just for your treatment, ensuring they are as fresh as can be. I was pampered with the ‘All-Soother’ package, a 2 1/2 hour experience that left me feeling relaxed and refreshed. This four-treatment combination began with 30 minutes in the steam room and the Jacuzzi, followed by a Thai Turmeric Body Scrub designed to soften your skin and awaken your senses. The scrub was followed by a traditional Thai massage, the pressure applied gently but firmly. "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. My last step, which came all too soon, was the Thai Herb Purifying Facial Treatment, using creams and herbs that left my face feeling smooth and glowing – and even looked good enough to eat! 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 ‘Muay Thai Chaiya’, a traditional and effective art of selfdefense. Parents who come to Sukko to relax can leave their kids at Suk Zon Kid's Club, where they will enjoy with a variety of fun yet safe activities. 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.
Whether you’re suffering the stress of working in Phuket’s super-heated commercial environment, or you’re visiting from overseas for a slice of tropical relaxation, Swasana Spa’s warm welcome from their gracious staff is a great way to start.
Some treatments & packages at the Swasana Spa Prices range from 2,250 to 7,650 Baht
180 min The Royal Swasana 4.5 hrs
Some treatments & packages at Sukko Spa
Heaven of Silk The particles of Thai silk powder are so small that they can be easily absorbed through the skin, helping to nourish and maintain it completely. This is a four-step treatment with Royal Thai Silk Body Mask, Wild Honey Milk Floral Bath, Aromatherapy Body Massage, Royal Thai Silk Facial Spa and Tea for Time. Relaxing Pleasure 150 min
The Signature Collection combines the finest of the Swasana Spa treatments: 5 steps, with Jacuzzi, Swasana Salt Scrub, Thai Herbal Wrap, Swasana Massage, Choice of Facial Treatment (Aloe Vera Facial or Rejuvenating Anti-Stress Facial). Princess of the Andaman A must for any discerning visitor to Thailand: Jacuzzi, Coffee Scrub, Aromatherapy Massage, Rejuvenating Anti-Stress facial. Siam Paradise 2 hrs 3.5 hrs
Steam/Jacuzzi, Serenity Aromatherapy Body Massage, Stimulating Foot Massage, Tea for Time. Scent Lovers 150 min
Steam/Jacuzzi, Herbal Salt Body Scrub, Rose of Love Bath, Sweet Memory Aromatherapy Body Massage, Tea for Time . Luxurious Desire 240 min Finding a spa in Patong is easy. But if you want first-class tropical treatments in a superb beachfront setting, your choice is very limited. Fortunately, the newly-opened Swasana Spa at Impiana Phuket Cabana Resort & Spa, provides the perfect answer. With two luxurious treatment rooms for couples, complete with private steam room and oversize twin Jacuzzi, one single treatment rooms and two beachfront Thai Massage rooms, Swasana Spa is unique in Patong – blending sublime treatments with a spectacular beachside location. Whether you’re suffering the stress of working in Phuket’s super-heated commercial environment, or you’re visiting from overseas for a slice of tropical relaxation, Swasana Spa’s warm welcome from their gracious staff is a great way to start. My journey began with a Herbal Steam treatment in the aromatic steam room. Great for cleaning the pores and clearing the mind. Then out of the steam into the warm Jacuzzi for two, sipping a cool ginger tea while nature’s healing power eases away aches and stress. Already beginning to relax, I moved on to the Swasana Salt Scrub, the spa’s signature body treatment. My 2 therapists started with a gentle scrub, using tropical salt and tamarind to remove the dead skin cells, leaving my skin feeling smooth and silky. Gearing up the sense of total relaxation, and gearing down even further my stress levels, I next experienced the signature massage – a combination of Lomi-Lomi and Aromatherapy techniques and principles. Lomi Lomi, also called ‘Loving Hands’, derives from ancient Polynesian massage using long continuous, flowing strokes to get deeply into tired muscles. Aromatherapy, using essential oils to stimulate or relax, is the perfect complement. While my therapists’ hands worked their magic on my body, I felt I had left all my worldly cares and tension behind.
Perfect for the active at heart and guaranteed to enliven and awaken, with Herbal Steam and Siam Aroma Therapy Massage.
Steam/Jacuzzi, Golden Sugar Body Scrub, Wild Honey Milk Bath, Jasmine Night Aromatherapy, Body Massage, Royal Thai Silk Facial Treatment, Stimulating Foot Massage, Tea for Time Morning Glory Half Day
Let the traditional Thai way of life awaken your senses and bless your soul. Start with a traditional Sukko culture and be welcomed by the ‘Flower Floating Ritual’. Float away past stress and plan for a new bliss, followed by a spa consultation of ‘Love Celebration Package’, a ‘Rue Sri Dat Ton’ lesson, Herbal Steam and Jacuzzi and a Thai Massage. Then relax with ‘Tea for Time’ and a healthy snack before indulging in the Thai set menu for Longevity (Recommended) at the Suk Savoey restaurant.
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By now in sensory heaven, the Sawasana angels prepared me for a Rejuvenating Anti-Stress Facial. A blend of facial massage with natural creams, this treatment cleansed and rejuvenated my skin and facial muscles. With all my senses heightened, I detected the fragrance of guava fruit – good enough to eat, but alas just one of the natural ingredients in the creams my therapist was using. This one is a must for anyone thinking of having a ‘face lift’!
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Open daily 9:00 – 20:00 hrs. Tel: +66 (0)76 381010-7 100 Vised Road, Moo 2, Rawai 83130 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.sixsenses.com
Six Senses Spa
Our aim is to offer our clients a new kind of spa experience, one that is truly holistic, tailor-made and designed to rejuvenate and energise, and ultimately provide the knowledge, tools and support that is required to create a better quality of life for all. Some treatments & packages at Six Senses
Prices range from 2,000 to 10,000 Baht 20% discount for Shop WINDOW on Lifestyle readers
The Touch of Beauty Pamper yourself with a touch of beauty, allowing you to indulge in the herbal recipes specifically designed for beauty and vitality. Therapies include body treatments, facial treatments, bath rituals, and hand and foot care. The Touch of Well-Being An integration of body and mind to promote good health and well-being, allowing your to reach a deeper state of relaxation and connect with your own inner-self. The winner of several international awards including the Luxury Travel & Style Magazine, Australia as 10th Place Best Overseas Spa 2009, the luxuriously appointed spa at Evason Phuket Resort & Spa is spread over three floors and sets a new standard in spa design. The Six Senses Spa provides a relaxing and revitalising experience as well as healing treatments and offers a comprehensive menu of signature treatments and specialist practitioner programmes for holistic wellness, rejuvenation and beauty. Using only natural products including therapeutic quality essential oils as the basis of the aromatherapy skincare products for most of the face and body treatments, skilled therapists create sensory journeys to rejuvenate and balance the senses. The aim of the spa is to offer clients a new kind of spa experience, one that is truly holistic, tailor-made and designed to rejuvenate and energise and ultimately provide the knowledge, tools and support that is required to create a better quality of life for all. It is our mission to deliver spa experiences that are both unique and memorable, and very much beyond expectations. The pyramid of six spheres used to identify Six Senses Spas, represents the philosophy that is fundamental to the human experience whereby the foundation spheres represent the three primary senses of sight, sound and touch. The second level balances upon this foundation by satisfying the more acute senses of taste and smell. The apex sphere symbolizes a sense of elation discovered only by balancing the first five - the unique experience of all senses elevated beyond expectations. Six Senses has created a body temple incorporating the principles of feng shui using fire and water, which delights beyond all expectations. The spa is open and spacious in design, utilising the beautiful outdoors for Asian style treatments and indoor treatment rooms for specialised and signature therapies. Couples treatment rooms with sunken Jacuzzis are available for mini day and day package getaways or a la carte treatments. All guests participate in a health assessment prior to the first treatment so that needs are identified and maximised results are achieved. A great importance is placed on the relaxation element of the spa experience and guests may stay in the spa to enjoy the sauna and herbal steam or rest in grass roofed salas. The Sense Spa endeavours to deliver experiences that are memorable and unique and and that exceed expectations. Discover a range of treatments to choose from and with advice from therapists, find options of body and beauty care, mind and body balancing and juice and herbal remedies. Six Senses Purification Program This programme caters to the needs of today’s educated wellness seeker looking for cleansing toxins and purifying their mind, body and soul to optimize their daily enjoyment of life
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KHAO KHAD : A spacious 3-bedroom beach front condo located on a prime beach. The unit has a very large terrace and full-length sliding glass doors to take full advantage of the stunning view.
MAI KHAO : Luxury condominium apartments, villas and town homes, which offer residents full resort facilities that will include Phuket's first Water Park.
KATA : Luxury condominium located on the west coast, right on the oceanfront, facing stunning and uninterrupted sunset views of the Andaman Sea. The site is between Kata & Karon Beach. Excellent holiday homes and villa rentals.
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CAPE PANWA : 3-4 bedroom villas in a beach front location with unsurpassed ocean views. Shared 18m pool and set in delightful tropical gardens. Peaceful and convenient Cape Panwa location. Term: short and long term.
PHUKET TOWN : One storey house at Phuket Town. 3 bedrooms, dining, kitchen and living area, located in a quiet area. This property has convenient access to Phuket Town and the island's main shopping area. Term: Long Term only.
LAGUNA : A newly finished house near Laguna. Just a few minutes drive from Laguna Phuket and 5 minutes from Bangtao Beach. A single storey pool villa consisting of 4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, swimming pool. Term: Long term only.
KATA : 2-bedroom apartment designed in a contemporary style with emphasis on comfort and tranquility, only two minutes walk to white sandy Kata Beach.
KHAO KHAD : Dheva Buri offers 24 seaview apartments. The project comprises six magnificent 2 storey Thai-Lanna style buildings. Each contains 4 spacious 2 or 3 bedroom apartments and a private swimming pool.
KARON : Incorporates the best of Thai and Italian design, creating a modern style that reflects the best of the two cultures. The developer sets rigorous standards to ensure the highest quality of the development.
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BANGTAO BEACH : 3 bedroom luxurious pool villa. Private and only 250 metres to Bangtao Beach. Fully equipped, western kitchen, high celling and large swimming pool.
LAGUNA : 604 sqm, 4bedrooms/3bathrooms. Reduced Price from 33m THB. Pool, pavilion and garden. Perfect for families and group of friends.
LAGUNA : This villa features 6 bedrooms on a land plot of 2,000 sqm. Practical luxury designed, private, comfortable and secure. Fully equipped western kitchen, large living area and pool. Golf view.
THAILAND’S AIR SAFETY RECORD
Looks Pretty Good Compared to Some Countries
Okay, from time to time, we all have complaints about airlines, airports and all things aviation. This is usually based on our own experiences, a bad inflight meal, the galley running out of booze, having to climb over someone to get to the toilet or rude and indifferent staff. But stop complaining. It could be worse. You could be relying on service from a national carrier operated by any of the following countries: North Korea, Sudan, Afghanistan, Cambodia or Rwanda. All of these airlines are banned from flying into the European Union because of doubts about their safety. Then throw in carriers from Angola, Benin, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan (a landlocked country in Central Asia), Sierra Leone, Sao Tome and Principe, Swaziland and Zambia to name but a few. In fact, a total of 228 companies are banned. This makes for a pretty sorry picture. Maybe Thailand isn’t so bad after all. Of course almost all of these countries are in Africa and none, apart from Siem Reap Airways International from Cambodia, fly into Thailand and then only into Bangkok and not Phuket. Also, of course, the European Union ban is a bit academic for most of the airlines affected since they don’t have routes into Europe anyway.
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What the ban does underscore, however, is how important safety considerations are to the airline industry. This year, three new countries were added to the list of banned airlines – the African countries of Djibouti, the Republic of Congo and Sao Tome and Principe. Thailand is not entirely without a history of such bans either. At one stage a couple of Thai airlines were grounded because of safety concerns. However, Asia, with the exception of Cambodia and some airlines in Indonesia, has been improving its record compared to Africa, the former Soviet states and some Middle Eastern countries. At least the countries mentioned here have airports. Imagine living in a country where there is no airport! Well there are five of them. Leading the way is the Vatican City, which is plum in the centre of Rome. Then there’s Monaco, but it does, however, have a heliport for all those billionaires to drop by. Liechtenstein, likewise. Its nearest airport is Zurich in Switzerland. Andorra near Spain is the largest country not to have a facility. Its nearest airports are Girona in Barcelona and Toulouse in France. Finally there’s tiny San Marino in Italy, which also boasts only a heliport. So it just goes to show that you can run a country successfully without an airport. Of course, Phuket’s tourist industry would be severely constrained without our airport and to be fair it’s a facility which is improving customer service and facilities virtually every month. We’re getting a VIP air terminal, a single-engine aircraft strip and, yes, you guessed it, we now have a helipad (not a heliport) about three to four kilometres south of the airport. Of course Phuket also has its own mobile helipads, those on the larger super yachts that moor off places like the Amanpuri Resort in Surin during the high season. Finally, Phuket Airport is looking to welcome its sixth millionth visitor. It just missed out last year because of the airport closure and other political unrest in Thailand. However, Phuket Airport has a long way to go before it matches the busiest airport in Asia, Beijing Capital International, with a throughput of almost 37 million people from January to July this year. Suvarnabhumi in Bangkok was the busiest airport in the region, handling 22 million passengers over the same period. This, in fact represented a drop of 9.4% over the same period last year. This was the biggest drop ‘year-on-year’ for any international facility in Asia. Suvarnabhumi has certainly had more than it’s fair share of problems. Let’s hope that there are no more airport occupations, as any interruptions in service impact adversely on Phuket – the vast majority of visitors to the island still pass through Bangkok en route. By Alastair Carthew, a Phuket based writer and communications advisor. Tel: +66 (0)76 317929 Email: email@example.com
East Coast Luxury Apartment 8.5m THB
EAST COAST : Luxury apartment with stunning views over Phang Nga Bay. Close to Ao Po Grand Marina, Mission Hills and Blue Canyon Golf Club.
KAMALA : This stunning ocean view apartment at The Plantation development in Kamala is available for short term and long term rental. A place where the pace of life is soothing. A place where you can simply just be.
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Fabulous Town Home120,000 THB/month
LAGUNA : Long term rental only, 1 year, at 120,000 THB per month. This town home boasts a possible 5 bedrooms. Built on one of the largest land plots with twice the standard frontage onto the golf course affording a beautiful view.
Price 17.5 m THB
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A perfect sanctuary
Reduced for Quick Sale! 12.4m THB
RANG HILL : Here's a bargain for you. A 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom Thai-Bali style pool villa of above average build quality located in the most convenient location on the island yet very quiet and private. Owner is relocating.
New Freehold Condo from 5.4m THB
BANGTAO : Newly completed and a very attractive investment opportunity located within walking distance to the beach. Great rental potential as well as a holiday retreat. Might we add that the kitchen is amazing?
Flawless, Exquisite! 2 bed 6.9m THB
CHERNG TALAY : Designed by women; need we say more? The attention to detail is remarkable! One of the most thoroughly studied layouts available to date. This development has truly set new standards on quality living.
Found: Priceless Gem! Only 30m THB
EAST COAST : Lavishly high quality villa with awe-inspiring views at only 5 min to town! Best of all, its value for money. This house would command 3 times this price on the west coast. Private beach access & mooring. A MUST SEE!
from 3.9m THB
“The Hermitage” - A perfect sanctuary hidden in lush tropical jungle, situated a few minutes from one of Phuket's most sought-after locations – Kata Beach. 12 boutique villas at The Hermitage are set over 9 rai or 14,400 sqm and majestically designed with the advantages of an elevated hillside, offer magnificent ocean views fast becoming rare on the island. Our acclaimed architect team has embraced a contemporary Thai style design for each villa with the utmost care and attention given to providing a natural feel. Each of the custom built villas is built on handsome plot sizes ranging from 500 to 1,100 sqm with spacious living area of 600 to 800 sqm. and a price range starting from 72 million baht. The project theme is environmentally friendly, created to capture the benefits from the site’s lush greenery. The residence will be surrounded by nature preserved at its most beautiful and original condition. To give ultra luxurious feels and comfort, a private swimming pool, spa area and grand terracing come with the villa as standard. Residents can enjoy stunning sea view from every room in their own piece of paradise. A highlighted feature, not found in any other project, is a natural landscaped waterfall within the complex communal green area. The centerpiece of The Hermitage is a magnificent 3 storey (800 sqm) clubhouse. A chauffeured golf buggy transports you from the parking area at ground level to the villas at all levels of the site. Opulent architecture is the signature of the clubhouse with high beamed columns and full glass windows maximizing the spectacular sea views. A wide range of facilities are available including a glass elevator, a lobby lounge, a
spacious indoor/outdoor international restaurant, ‘sunset’ bar, a fully equipped fitness centre and a traditional Thai health spa set over two floors with sumptuous sea views. A separate outdoor spa sits adjacent to the clubhouse in its own private waterfall garden to afford residents the ultimate luxury living amid a serene and tranquil environment. Only the finest quality local and imported materials are used in the construction with teak wood and marble prominent throughout. Every villa features fully folding teakwood doors and intricate carvings on the teakwood facades inlaid with gold and silver. All villas are equipped with the latest in modern technology, including fully automated control over all electrical systems such as lighting, music and security. At The Hermitage, we understand the value of peace of mind and as such, the site is protected by 24 hour on-site security and CCTV. The Hermitage is an extraordinary project – absolutely one of a kind, “An Oasis of Nature and Seclusion”.
NAITHON : Great investment opportunity to either live in or rent out. Only a few minutes to Naithon Beach and the airport. Plot sizes averages 800 sqm. Financing is available so expect this to sell quickly!
BANG TAO : If you are looking for a quality development then you might consider this one. Located in the sought after residential area in Bang Tao, great holiday homes with great rental possibilities as well!
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KATHU : Amazingly designed apartments offers you a wonderful Zen feel whilst you contemplate the lush mountains and golf course from your home. If it's tranquility you value then this is for you! Truly refreshing.
EAST COAST : Located in a lush and laid back area, these 3 bedroom condominiums offer attractive rental possibilities. Facilities and services are above-standard. Experience something unique and stylish.
KARON : Fantastic ocean views even from the kitchen! It's hard to cook dinner any closer to the beach without getting wet or having sand in your food. Huge rental potential and very competitive. This is hard to beat!
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KATA : Located on Kata's beach front road, our information center allows you to have all your real estate-related questions answered. Computers and internet have also been made available for your convenience, free of charge.
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PHUKET CITY : Do visit us at our booth in Central (2nd floor accross Power Buy), our representatives will happily provide you with all the details on what's available and guide you through the process of investing here.
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CHALONG : Wonderfully built and overly spacious single story villa located at walking distance to local conveniences and shopping. Land size is generous and communal areas above standard... This one is a solid investment!
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Sea View Apartments from 27m THB
KAMALA : Spacious units from 184 sqm up to 849 sqm incl. private rooftop for penthouses. 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms, open plan living, fully equipped modern kitchen, spacious terraces. Private pool available! Full resort style. Opposite beach.
PATONG : New resort style apartments adjacent to Jungceylon. 1 and 2 bedroom condos from 44 to 111 sqm. Open plan living, fully equipped Western kitchen, air cons & balcony, fully furnished. From 85,000 Baht per sqm. Foreign freehold!
RAWAI : Modern, 2 storey villa of 362 sqm; 3 bedrooms/3 bathrooms, open plan living, fully equipped kitchen, laundry and storage, terraces, outdoor shower, private swimming pool, nice garden, electric gate. Excellent quality!
Baan Yamu Residences is a beautiful low-density, exclusive residential community that blends in with the environment and maximises sea views and privacy. Designed by the same architect as the famous Twinpalms in Surin, Baan Yamu Residences offers a mix of penthouses, condominiums and luxury villas in one of Phuket’s most sought-after locations. With its idyllic location and the renowned management expertise of Twinpalms, owners can also benefit from a generous guaranteed rental income. The programme offers a discount of 25% from the purchase price – or an income of 6.5% per year for five years. An optional rental pool provides an alternative opportunity for gaining an income when not in residence. In addition, developer financing is available for up to 50% of a unit’s price. Beautiful beaches – ideal for swimming, diving and snorkeling – along with five-star resorts and outstanding restaurants are all within easy reach.
Baan Yamu Residences’ secluded yet convenient location is a short drive from top-rated golf courses, marinas such as the Royal Phuket Marina and Boat Lagoon, shopping centres, world-class health care and international schools. Phuket International Airport is only a 20-minute drive! Other key elements include plenty of natural light and generously landscaped tropical water gardens all within a secure, gated environment. The pier, just 50 metres away from Baan Yamu Residences, serves as your gateway to the spectacular Phang Nga Bay area as well as the world famous Phi Phi Islands. The peaceful and breathtaking views over Phang Nga Bay and its accessible but secluded location, make Baan Yamu Residences your private spot in paradise. The design of the residences combines simple, stylish elegance with integration of outside and inside living spaces. While the architecture is contemporary, natural local materials have been used to integrate elements of Thai culture. Twinpalms Management Services delivered to Baan Yamu Residences means complete peace of mind for you and your guests. All residents and guests can enjoy the services provided by the Common Area Plan as standard. This includes general estate maintenance and cleaning, and on-site personal from Twinpalms Management to ensure your stay is enjoyable and trouble free. Opting for the additional Added Benefits and/or the Private Unit Plan gives you and your guests access to a wide range of delivering luxury services such as private room service through to airport transfers. The entire development will be managed by Twinpalms Management, a wellknown and branded management team, noted for their 5-star services and Twinpalms Resort located at Surin Beach. Phase I: 2 to 4-bedroom pool villas. Sold Out
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CAPE PANWA : Land plot of 1,588 sqm, 3 bed/3 bath. Open plan living, fully equipped kitchen, maid's quarter, sitting areas, spacious pool deck, private pool. Fully furnished. High end development with private beach. Full resort style!
PATONG : Private villa on 800 sqm land. 4 spacious bedrooms, open plan living, fully equipped kitchen, maid's quarters, private pool! Beautiful garden with sala and waterfall. Fully furnished! Close to center.
PATONG : 85 sqm with 2 bed/2 bath. Open plan living & dining area, open plan fully fitted kitchen, large balconies & air cons. Fully furnished! 800 m from the beach. Part of development including swimming pool, security, etc. Foreign freehold.
Sea View Condominiums from 7.5m THB
KATA : Brand new sea view development of 49 luxury units with 1 & 2 bedroom between 91 to 299 sqm. Open plan living & fully fitted kitchen, large balconies. Only 2 km from beach. Facilities: swimming pool, security, fitness, elevators, etc. Foreign freehold.
PATONG : 85 sqm with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms + toilet. Open plan living, fully equipped Western kitchen, laundry area, aircons and balcony, fully furnished. Common pool on rooftop. 10 min to Patong Beach. Foreign freehold!
THALANG : L-shape villa of 100 sqm with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms; open plan living and kitchen. Garden with space for plunge pool. 24 hr security. Ready to move in!
Phase II: 2-bedroom Bayview Penthouses, 2- and 3-bedroom condominiums, 4-bedroom Courtyard Villas with private pool. Phase III: 12 Executive Villas with spectacular views of Phang Nga Bay, situated on 1,600+ sqm land plots, buyers can custom design their own villa.
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PATONG : Modern apartment of 95 sqm, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, large open plan living & terrace, open & modern kitchen, fully furnished. Perfect rental potential!! Excellent condition! Common swimming pool. Elevator & 24 hr security.
KAMALA : 3 bedrooms/3 bathrooms on 960 sqm land plot. Open plan living and open plan fully, fitted kitchen. Large terrace. Entrance with electric gate. Nice landscaped garden with private swimming pool. Brand new! Good rental potential. Fully furnished!
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PATONG : Located just 200 m from the beach, these apartments are perfect for a holiday base and provide great ROI. Both come fully furnished. Hurry only two to choose from. Leasehold/freehold.
PATONG : These incredibly stylish apartments are a must see. Completed to a very high standard, they provide great ROI. Three to choose from. Leasehold/freehold.
PATONG : Stunning sea views, 200 m from the beach and modern styling makes these apartments a fantastic investment. Both come fully furnished and ready to move into. Two to choose from, both freehold.
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PATONG : A lovely apartment, with expansive balcony and stunning sea views, just 200 m from the beach. All the furniture, fixtures and fittings are included in the price. Freehold.
PATONG : A stunning villa located in an exclusive area just minutes from 3 beaches. The build quality, fixtures and fittings, plus sea views make this a worthy investment. Freehold/ leasehold.
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Things to do in Phuket
4 Bedroom Property 34.95m THB 3 Bedroom Apartment 19.25m THB
LAYAN : Overlooking Laguna Phuket: Stunning 3 bed, 3 bath apartment with 157 sqm of indoor living space leading on to 4 m wide balconies overlooking 3 pools and gardens with tennis court, BBQ areas, pool bar and putting green.
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5 Bedroom Villa
WEST COAST : A wonderful 4 bed, 5 bath property of nearly 400 sqm of built-in living space with maid's quarters, superb open plan living and dining area and private swimming pool on a sought after gated community on the west coast.
LAGUNA : In the middle of Laguna Phuket and overlooking a wonderful lake is this magnificent 5 bed, 7 bath luxurious appointed villa with large private pool sala/bar and many extras in the 550 sqm of living space. Must be viewed!
For those who come to Thailand seeking relaxation, Phuket with its pristine beaches and fantastic range of restaurants and hotels, has plenty to offer. For those who would seek more active pursuits, there’s also lots of choice. Here’s a selection. Whitewater Rafting:
All these activities are organised on the mainland in the Phang Nga area. The journey from Phuket takes just an hour by road. Be sure to bring a change of clothes because you’re guaranteed to get wet. Upon arrival you’re instructed to place all your valuables in one of the secure lockers before being whisked away for a short briefing and safety talk. A qualified instructor will guide you in fluent English through the dos and don’ts of whitewater rafting, before issuing you with life jackets and protective helmets. The organisers often include an elephant ride as part of the package. Treks last for about half-an-hour and the beasts can carry three people, plus the mahout. A word of warning: the trip involves lots of swaying and bumping. Exploring virgin rain forest was never going to be easy. Whitewater rafting in Phang Nga is available all year round. For further information visit www.phangnga-rafting.com or call +66 (0)76 246284, +66 (0)76 244940.
3 Bedroom Apartment 22.25m THB
WEST COAST : 212 sqm of interior plus huge balconies and 3 m high ceilings make this 3 bed, 4 bath apartment a wonderful home or investment. West coast location with excellent facilities and the lowest building density on the Island.
3 Bedroom Villa
LAGUNA : 3 bed, 3 bath pool and garden villa with wrap-around private pool adjacent to Laguna Village makes this home very special and an outstanding value for money. Great investment opportunity also for those buyers wishing to let out.
WEST COAST : A wonderful detached villa with lovely west coast views and 4 beds, 5 baths plus maids quarters in over 400 sqm of luxurious living space. Gated community of 19 stunning villas with facilities, gardens, sala and private pool.
Whether you confine yourself to a walk along the beach or engage in swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving, there’s no doubt that marine related activities are one of the prime attractions for visitors to Phuket. For those who are inclined to do their research in a more leisurely style or who would like to know more about Phuket’s surrounding waters and its marine life, the Phuket Aquarium is the answer. The aquarium, which is also a marine life research centre, is located right on the tip of Cape Panwa and is a 13 kilometre drive from Phuket City. There’s a local bus service to the aquarium, which leaves Ranong Road daily from 9am to 3pm every hour.
Explore the island:
There are many companies who offer island tours and these are a convenient and inexpensive way of seeing more of your holiday destination. However, if you’ve the time, why not rent a motorcycle or car and do a little exploring on your own. Your hotel or tour guide will be able to give you a road map, but
3 Bedroom Town Home 16.95m THB
LAGUNA : Duplex semi-detached town home with 165 sqm of indoor living space, 3 bed, 3 bath and 2 balconies in small gated community with communal pool in Laguna Phuket. Ideal for living, holiday home or investment and a bargain.
4 Bedroom Penthouse
2 Bedroom Apartment
LAYAN : Over 600 sqm of living space on 2 floors with a roof garden, great views and facilities make this Layan Gardens Penthouse a very unique residence. 4 beds, 6 baths and huge living areas with European kitchen – a dream home.
CAPE PANWA : 2 bed, 2 bath 106 sqm apartment in resort complex on Cape Panwa with direct access from the balcony into the ‘moat’ swimming pool surrounding the building. Completed only 1 month ago and offers outstanding lifestyle.
you can’t really get lost. This is an island, so if you keep going you’ll eventually get back where you started! Follow the winding coast roads and discover isolated beaches, which you can have all to yourself. Head inland and visit small farming communities where people still live in much the same way as they have for hundreds of years. Please remember that you must wear a crash helmet when riding a motorcycle. For those of you who are visiting from Europe or the Americas, please also note that we drive on the left here! Motorcycle rentals start at 150 baht per day and small jeeps are available from 1,000 baht per day. If you rent for a week or longer you may be able to negotiate a better rate.
3 Bedroom Villa
5 Bedroom Pool Villa
3 Bedroom Apartment
LAYAN : Luna Phuket is a superb development of ten 3 bed, 3 bath garden pool villas in Laguna Phuket close to the fabulous beaches of the famed west coast. Completion in March 2008 and only 3 available make this a superb opportunity.
LAYAN : Lakewood Hills is a superb gated community overlooking Bangtao Beach on Phuket’s west coast. This stunning 5 bed, 7 bath estate villa with large private pool and games room is a family home with space and style in abundance.
LAYAN : With only 8 apartments still remaining on the newly completed Layan Gardens development now is the time to purchase one of the remaining 3 bed, 3 bath units and enjoy immediate investment returns with financing available if desired.
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It’s known variously as Bali Belly, the Tokyo Trots or the Rangoon Runs. More commonly it’s called travellers’ diarrhea or if you’re in the medical profession, gastroenteritis. Literally, this means inflammation of the stomach and intestines, or in short, ‘gastro’.
A very high percentage of people who travel to Phuket will at some stage get a dose of the trots. Generally it’s not because the food and drinks are unclean, it’s because their bodies are not used to the bacteria and other bugs that they try to digest. Whilst it isn’t a pleasant experience at the best of times, for tourists, getting gastro during your long anticipated holiday is not fun. The trots can be mild or severe and are normally associated with nausea, vomiting, watery or loose stools, abdominal pain and weakness. Infants and the elderly are more at risk of serious complications particularly dehydration. As our body loses more and more fluid from both ends, we get thirstier and thirstier to the point that we feel we can’t keep any fluids within our body. and relaxing to expel the contaminated bugs as quickly as possible. The watery stool is the result of our body’s attempts to dilute the bugs with fluid from our circulatory and other body systems. The vomiting? Well, it’s the quickest way to clean out the stomach. If your body doesn’t like what you’ve put into it, it will get rid of it. The problem is that sometimes it doesn’t know when to stop, and we keep dry retching, further adding to the pain and misery. Unless you’re seriously dehydrated or have blood in your stool, a dose of the trots can be good for you, as your immune system will develop immunity to the newly introduced bugs and will be able to fight the next invasion. That’s why longer term residents of Thailand don’t get affected as frequently as newcomers. They’ve become immune. It’s better to let nature take its course. I don’t recommend that you dive for the medicine cabinet each and every time you get a dose. Taking Imodium type medication will slow down the speed of your gut and will allow you to venture further away from the toilet, but it’s defeating the purpose. Taking antibiotics will also kill the bacteria in your gut, the bad ones and the good ones that your body needs to digest food. Most cases of the trots will resolve themselves within 24 to 36 hours so unless you’re on holiday, have important engagements or need to catch a flight, try to wait it out. If you’ve indulged in the local spices and chilies, getting the trots can be even more painful as parts of your anatomy may feel as though they’re on fire. Avoid using toilet paper, certainly perfumed or printed paper which can further traumatise the delicate areas. Use water instead, and be gentle, very gentle. Prevention is better than cure. To avoid the problem, wash your hands regularly, especially before meals. If you can’t peel it or cook it, consider leaving it. This includes reheated food. Salads should be properly prepared, using clean water. Never drink the tap water unless you’ve been here a while and have developed a tolerance for it. It’s a sure way to get a dose. If you have a serious bout and you’ve blood in your stool or become dehydrated, you need medical help. You must not dehydrate, so frequent small amounts of fluid are needed. Drinking water and clear soft drinks with some sugar such as 7–Up, Lemonade or Sprite are excellent as the sugar gives you much-needed energy. Avoid milk and alcohol as these will make things worse. So will dairy products and fatty foods. Bananas, plain rice and bread are recommended. If you’ve taken antibiotics, also have some yoghurt (Yakult is a commonly available yoghurt drink) when the course of medication is finished. This assists your gut to grow back the good bacteria that are essential for digestion.
When we ingest a bacteria or virus that our body doesn’t like possibly from drinking tainted water, eating unhygienic food or not washing our hands following contamination, our gastric and immune systems go into overdrive. The cramp we feel is our stomach and intestines constricting
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Beachfront Land at Mai Khao Beach
Price: 7m THB./rai
(Flexible payment terms)
Frontage 384 m. Total land area: 300 rai (Chanote title)
Elegant technology to entertain, simplify and enhance your lifestyle.
Price: THB 33 million
H3 Digital was founded in 2004 by a family team with a passionate interest in the application of technology in the home. Their Smart Home solutions guarantee the very highest levels of quality in elegant, easy-to-use systems, making it simple for people to enjoy and control their homes.
An enviable reputation built on hundreds of successful H3 Digital Smart Home installations throughout Thailand, allows them to exclusively represent the finest home technology available; Managing Director, Ben Hobbs says “it’s a win-win situation for all those involved, energy efficient technology costs no more than its unfriendly counterpart, saves our clients substantial money and helps preserve the Earth's precious resources”. To ensure that your home is future proof, features only the very best technology and doesn’t waste energy, contact H3 Digital for a consultation.
(Easy Payment Terms) 50% Deposit - Balance over 2 years – Interest Free! A lovely 3 bedroom beachfront villa, a total living area of around 500 sq.m. on two levels with the living area on the upper level, taking advantage of the finest views in Phuket.
KNX by Gira
The world’s most widely used Smart Home system and the only international standard for home and building control – ISO/IEC 14543-3. Stylish, reliable and powerful are words that only start to describe this stunningly attractive system.
The Sonos Digital Music System is the first and only multi room digital music system with a wireless, full-color LCD screen controller that lets you play all your digital music, all over your home, and control it all from the palm of your hand.
Multi room audio featuring stylish Organic LED keypads and available with special iPod Docks that allow the iPod menu to be seen and used in any room. Nuvo recently introduced the world’s first Energy Star multi room audio system. Going forward, H3 Digital are increasingly involved in promoting energy saving and eco friendly technology. In conjunction with a prominent UK energy efficiency expert, they are designing and installing Smart Home systems to realize up to 60% savings from homeowners' monthly electricity bills. For further information contact: H3 Digital Co., Ltd 19/7 Moo7 Srisoonthorn Rd. T. Srisoonthorn, A. Thalang, Phuket 83110 Tel: +66 (0)76 620116, Mobile: +66 (0)86 266 2786 Email: email@example.com
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