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Hot spots: Koh Siray 32-33
Hanging ten on Phuket 36-37
Property matters: Currency exchange luck gods 43
Business profle: Andrew Campbell (Project manager of Ka Villa) 59
Legal matters: Are there any laws of the road in Thailand? 60-61
Phuket beach fashion 62-63
Things to do in Phuket 64-65
Useful telephone numbers 66
Yachts, Yachting & Cars
Andaman Cruises Yacht Charters 17
Multihull Solutions Regatta Phuket 2014 18
DaVinci Yacht Charters 19
Phuket tide tables: August-September 2014 20
Cholamark Boat 21
Shopping, Dining & Leisure
Helicam: New Helicam imagery Novotel Vintage Park 25
Paul Ropp: Lessons of the Ropp 26-27
Recipe: Pink Peppercorn Scallops (Mom Tris Kitchen at Villa Royale) 28
Dining around Phuket 29-30
Beauty, Spas & Health
Lemongrass House 39
Sukko Spa 40
Hair Studio 9 41
Land & Property (Sales / Rentals / Services / Products)
The View 44-45
Plunge Tropic Villas 46
Saturdays Condo 47
Baan Tak R-Kard 48
Karon Butterfy Resort 49
Kata Rocks 50
Massa Luna Condo 51
88 Land & Houses Hillside Phuket 52
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Tel: +66 (0)76 238824-6 Mobile: +66 (0)84 843 3492
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Charity event
2 Aug 2014 @ Anantara Beach Club, Mai Khao
Karaoke for a Cause. Anantara Vacation Club hosts an evening
of singing, dining and fun for the Phuket Has Been Good to Us
Foundation. Dinner, with a free fow of selected beverages and an
auction with lucky draw prizes along with a grand auction for four
nights in Abu Dhabi and three nights in the Maldives. 2,500 ++ THB.
www.phukethasbeengoodtous.org
Masters Tour
10 Aug 2014 @ Surakul Stadium, Phuket City
The Emerald EPL Masters Tour Phuket. English Premier League and
Thailand legends football teams play together for the frst time on
Phuket with legends such as Piyapong Piew On, Wangchan, Chaikaew,
Chan-im, Puangchan, and team and captain Zico-On against David
James, Lee Sharpe, Robbie Fowler, Pierre Van Hooijdonk. Teddy
Sheringham and Louis Saha, former Liverpool, Man United, Spurs
and other Premier League players. Tickets are available from various
outlets on Phuket and from www.phuketticketmaster.com.
Culture Festival
12-13 Aug 2014 @ Bang New Shrne, Phuket City
Por Tor Festival 2014. The 'Hungry Ghosts' festival is an important
merit-making event for ethnic Chinese. Food, fowers and candles are
ofered to ancestors altars to feed the ghosts that are said to have
been released from hell for the month. Relatives pay their respects
and appease them with gifts of food with turtle cakes being the most
popular oferings. www.tourismthailand.org/phuket
Cooking demonstration & wine dinner
18 Aug 2014 @ Trisara, Nai Thon
One of Asia's rising culinary stars Bobby Chin will hold two events at
Trisara Phuket. On ofer is a cooking demonstration and later that day a
wine dinner. 2,500++ THB wine dinner 5,000 ++ THB www.trisara.com
A Night at the Opera!
13 Sep 2014 @ Trisara, Nai Thon
Fivera at Trisara. Fivera, comes to Trisara to deliver an evening with an
ensemble of operatic arias and classical pieces with all profts going
to the Phuket Has Been Good to Us Foundation. 4,000 THB per guest
includes dinner and wine. +66 76 310100 www.trisara.com
10th Anniversary Party
20 Sep 2014 @ Twinpalms Phuket
Twinpalms Phuket 10th Anniversary Party. Complimentary food and
sparkling wine. Party carries on until late. Dress code is 'Sexy White'
and entry is free. For Lounge and VIP seating. +66 7631 6500
book@catchbeachclub.com
Vegetarian Festival
23 Sep - 3 Oct 2014 @ Around Phuket
Phuket Vegetarian Festival. Ceremonies include fre walking and
body piercing. Early morning processions are spectacular and usually
gruesome. Participants puncture their cheeks with various objects
including knives and skewers and worse.
The Melbourne Cup
4 Nov 2014 @ Underwood Art Factory, Phuket City
The Melbourne Cup: The Race That Stops a Nation. Tickets are
2,000 THB, which includes an Australian-themed lunch, limited
drinks, fashion, music. 100% of the proceeds go to the scholarship
programme of the Phuket International Women's Club.
+66 7631 6711 www.piwc-phuket.com
Triathlon Training Camp
23-31 Aug 2014 @ Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club
Coaching team led by Jrgen Zck. From 33,800 THB.
+66 76 336 000 www.thanyapura.com
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Bhumibol Dam Invitation International Mountain
Bike Championship
30-31 Aug 2014 @ Bhumibol Dam, Tak
Cheer the competitors racing around the Bhumibol Dam. The racing
is divided into classes such as long distance, amateur, and family.
Contact: TAT Tak Of ce, +66 55 514341-3
Hyatt Open Golf Tournament 2014
6-7 Sep 2014 @ Banyan Golf Club Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan
The 5th annual Hyatt Open Golf Tournament from 6-7 September
2014 at Banyan Golf Club, Hua Hin.
Hyatt Regency Hua Hin Hotline +66 2 254 6200
Phichit Traditional Long Boat Racing
6-7 Sep 2014 @ Nan Riverside of The Wat Tha Luang, Phichit
Long boat race in Phichit Province. The winners cup is donated by
His Majesty The King. Boat parade contest, model boat exhibition,
restaurants, OTOP market and musical concerts.
+66 55 252742-3, +66 55 259907. www.tourismthailand.org
Chong Phara Procession (Poi Lern Sip Et Tradition)
4-16 Oct 2014 @ Mae Hong Son
Poi Lern Sip Et Tradition. This colourful procession marks the end of
Buddhist lent and features dancing, artwork, ceremonies, and more.
TAT Mae Hong Son of ce, +66 53 612982-3
Hatyai Vegetarian Festival
24 Oct-1 Nov 2014 @ Hatyai, Songkhla
Vegetarian food eating contest, special menu demonstration,
"auspicious 9 menus" from celebrities and various other activities.
+66 74 231055. www.tourismthailand.org
Culture Festival
14 Nov 2014 @ Rawai Sea Gypsy Village
Loi Ruea Chao Ley (Sea Gypsy Boat Floating) Festival. The ritual
includes small boats being set adrift to drive away evil and bring good
luck and prosperity a beautiful spectacle at night. Many ceremonies
are held in local villages.
Beach Games
14-23 Nov 2014 @ Patong and Karon beaches
The 4th Asian Beach Games includes air sports, aquatics, handball,
volleyball, bodybuilding, sailing, Thai boxing, petanque, wrestling,
beach kabaddi, basketball, takraw (foot volleyball), jet-ski, triathlon,
water skiing, soccer, fag football, various extreme sports, sports
climbing, modern pentathlon and a variety of beach track and feld
events. www.phuketthailand2014.com
Sport Fishing Tournament
19-22 Nov 2014 @ Tamarind Bar & Grill, Chalong
15th Phuket International Sport Fishing Tournament (PIST).
Registration, weighing and fnal evening prize-giving at Tamarind Bar
& Grill. +66 76 282036
www.phuket-international-sportfishing-tournament.com
Triathlon
23-24 Nov 2014 @ Laguna Phuket
21st Laguna Phuket Triathlon. Race is on Sunday 24 November.
1.8km swim, 55km cycle and 12km run. Over 900 athletes expected to
take part. +66 76 324060 www.lagunaphuket.com/events/triathlon
Regatta
30 Nov-6 Dec 2014 @ Kata Beach Resort, Kata Beach
Phuket King's Cup Regatta 2014 is Asias largest sailing event.
Approximately 100 boats and 1,000 sailors are expected to take part,
enjoying fve spectacular days of tropical racing and six nights of
beachside parties. +66 7627 3380 www.kingscup.com
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INTO THE STORM
Genre: Thriller
Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies,
Jeremy Sumpter
In the span of a single day, the town of
Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented
onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is
at the mercy of erratic and deadly cyclones,
yet storm trackers predict that worse is yet
to come. Told through the eyes and lenses
of professional storm chasers, thrill-seeking
amateurs, and courageous townspeople,
Into the Storm is Mother Nature at her most
extreme.
TEENAGE MUTANT
NINJA TURTLES
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner
Darkness has settled over New York City
as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an
iron grip on everything from the police to
the politicians. The future is grim until four
unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers
and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant
Ninja Turtles.
SIN CITY: A DAME TO
KILL FOR
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Starring: Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke,
Rosario Dawson
Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank
Miller reunite to bring Millers visually
stunning Sin City graphic novels back to the
screen. Weaving together two of Miller's
classic stories, the town's most hard-boiled
citizens cross paths with some of its more
notorious inhabitants.
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Times & dates of events are subject to change.
Please contact the organiser for up-to-date information.
Regular Events
ACYC Ao Chalong Yacht Club Race Series 2. Race 1 is on 3 August.
Race 2 is on 17 August. All are welcome to sail. Regular Friday night
get-together and Lucky Draw. Non-members welcome. www.acyc.asia
PIWC Phuket International Women's Club Monthly meetings:
Committee - 1st Thursday, Meet & Greet - 2nd Thursday. Lunch - 3rd
Thursday. Cofee Morning - 4th Thursday. All welcome; registration is
essential. +66 76 316711. info@phuketiwc.com. www.phuketiwc.com
IBAP The International Business Association of Phuket Regular
meeting is on the 2nd Friday of each month.
secretary@ibap-phuket.org. www.ibap-phuket.org
Mr Live Wire Free computer clinic Windows, internet, tablet, phone,
TV, or just about anything computer-related. Every Sunday, 10am at
NEW VENUE Baketastic in Kathu (opposite Krung Thai Bank).
Lions Club Lions Club of Patong Beach Monthly meeting &
fellowship dinner, 2nd Tuesday each month. +66 81 374 2088. info@
lions-club-patong.org. www.lions-club-patong.org
GOMS Grumpy Old Men's Society A grumpy but happy group
of local gentleman gathers every 1st & 3rd Monday of the month.
vguytonbeck@gmail.com.
Cricket / Rugby Outrigger Hotels / Twenty Cricket League at ACG
Cricket Ground Matches every Sunday 9am. Touch rugby Wednesday
evenings. www.phuketcricketgroup.com / www.acgphuket.com.
ACYC Ao Chalong Yacht Club Youth Sail Training in state-of-the-art
dinghies. Bring your kids to learn to sail. Healthy, active, fun. For details
contact school@acyc.asia.
Entertainment August Choices
Live Music @ Irish Times Pub, Patong. Live Music every Friday night -
come discover why everyone loves the Barbie Army Band!
Cabaret shows @ Boat Bar, Paradise Complex, Patong Beach. The
only gay disco in Patong with daily popular cabaret shows around
midnight. Gets busy when the show starts at midnight.
Live music Friday @ The Speakeasy Phuket, Royal Phuket Marina.
Happy hour combines with live music on Fridays at The Speakeasy
from 7pm. Happy Hour every night 6-9pm.
Live bands @ Sanaeha, Phuket City. Live music a few nights a week.
Female singer covering hits from the 60s every Tuesday to Saturday.
Live music every weekend @ Route 68 Every weekend: pop, jazz or
soft rock, musicians are welcome to jam later on at night.
Reggae band @ Candlelight Bar, Karon. Reggae band every Sunday
night. Shirts & shoes optional. Live music starts at 9.30pm.
Thursday Night Show and a live band @ Laimai Courtyard
Restaurant, Patong. An open-air restaurant, ofers a wide selection
of Thai and international seafood dishes with a Thursday Night Show
and a live band.
Friday jazz nights @ Boathouse, Kata. Special menu paired with
wines to the sounds of Jazz trio every Friday evening enjoy magical
sunsets while sipping one of their signature cocktails.
DJ & live music @ Kor Tor Mor Pub & Restaurant, Phuket City. A
great spot to experience the local nightlife scene with live Thai music
and a DJ playing international hits.
Piano Jazz Bar @ Oriental Spoon, Surin. Smooth, sophisticated
sounds international pianist Derrek Wayne plays jazz at Sunday
Brunch and Tues Sat evening, 8-11pm.
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10am-8.30pm. On Sakdidej Soi 1, 500m on
the left from Sakdidej Rd junction.
Mee Ton Poe have three branches,
the third branch recently opened.
The new restaurant is a lo more
modern than the two original
outlets, with convenient parking,
but the taste remains as good as
the original. Recommended dish
is Mee Hokkien, large yellow egg
noodles stir-fried with vegetables
and a choice o pork, sh or
squid, with shallos and pork
crackling as side dishes.
We all know one of those places they never advertise but theyre busy. Why? Word of mouth. People tell their friends, You must try.. and the
word spreads. In this monthly column, we spread the word further about the great-value nooks and crannies that we know about on Phuket.
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5pm-1am. On Phuket Rd. Look for the clock tower round-about or
Surin Circle. Next to the UOB bank.
A real spors bar in Phuket City. A great place to
hang out for drinks with colleagues during week
days, or to put in a late Saturday night with
cocktails (Mojito, Mai Tai and many more). Live
spors on 5 TV screens every night and 2 pool tables.
Simple recommended dishes are spagheti with
stir-fried beef & tomato sauce, Khao Radd Ka Proa
Nua (rice topped with stir-fried beef and basil).
Reasonably priced for food and drinks.
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Peang Prai Coffee& Restaurant
10-7pm. From Heroine's Monument turn
towards Paklok. Follow signs to Bang Pae
Waterfall; turn left of the main road.
With a 360 view o Phuket's
rainforest, Peang Prai
serves traditional Thai and
international food at
exceptional prices. The sta are
sweet but, service can be a bit
slow. The crab curry is the best!
Cappuccino at 50 baht is good
and the presentation is cute.
Beer only 50 baht.
Tell us about your favourite little bar or restaurant & we'll include it in
'Word of Mouth'. Email details to: fon@image-asia.com
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TheCook Restaurant
8am-9pm. Phang Nga Rd next to
Sinthawee Hotel. Closed on10th, 20th &
30th of each month.
Serving Thai and western
food, as well as a selection
o Thai-style pizzas (such as
green curry or tom yam goong).
Great food at reasonable prices.
Thai dishes star from 35-40
baht. They also serve free fruit
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Mac- chiato house& CakeBox
9am-9pm. On Thalang Rd 500 metres away from Soi Romanee.
A trendy and modern dcor cofee house in Phuket
City. There's indoor and outdoor garden seating. A
good hang-out where you can sit and enjoy your
cofee, cake and a magazine. Two computers with
free Wi-Fi available to use while waiting for your
cofee or cake. We recommend you try ice caramel
macchiato. Fruits parf and strawberry cheese
mufn are great too.
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Explore the Andaman Sea, one of the most beautiful yachting grounds in the world
Andaman Cruises is a synonym for "Phukets Most Exciting & Stylish
Contemporary Luxury Yachts" and the leading luxury yacht charter
company on the island. The feet includes seven vessels in total: the
fagship MY Olympia 76, a 23-metre fy-bridge motor yacht for up
to 20 guests, or the MY Mayavee 60, a 19-metre motor yacht of the
renowned English family of Princess, for example. Due to the top
standard of the yachts as well as the outstanding service onboard,
Andaman Cruises is highly appreciated by international stars such
as football player Cristiano Ronaldo, UEFA President Michel Platini,
the German top model Heidi Klum and Hollywood actor Dolph
Lundgren.
In addition to the private luxury charters the company is also focused
on yacht incentives. Among the corporate clients are BMW and
Panasonic for instance. Andaman Cruises hosted their management
incentives onboard the yachts. Our company stands for luxury
experiences, lifestyle and premium hospitality. Today, people of all
nationalities come from all over the world to enjoy the peaceful
and pristine waters of Phuket and the Andaman Sea, says General
Manager Christian Schwind.
The archipelagos of the Andaman Sea and its maritime national
parks are renowned as some of the most beautiful yachting grounds
in the world. Many people say that there is no better experience
than to go onboard a yacht and see the breathtaking scenery of
limestone rocks, white sand beaches and crystal clear waters around
Phuket and the South of Thailand, including Phang Nga Bay and the
coastline of Krabi. Guests are able to discover unique destinations
and unspoiled spots. And a luxury charter with Andaman Cruises
is the most exclusive and most personalised way to do that. These
yachts ofer all the benefts and facilities of a foating villa luxury,
comfort and privacy.
For more information
Andaman Cruises Private charters | Join day cruises | Yacht incentives
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DaVinci Yacht Charters prides itself not only on the quality and
cleanliness of our feet but on the attentiveness and service quality
of our staf. We are a fully TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand) licensed
organization with all of the correct yacht charter insurances in place.
Security is our top priority at all times and our feet is fully equipped
to international standards with all the necessary safety equipment
from life jackets to life rafts.
Our 39ft Catamaran DaVinci is named after our iconic Italian
restaurant in the south of Phuket Island. This locally built catamaran
can take up to 12 passengers comfortably for a day trip or sleep up to
eight people for overnight stays. This cruising catamaran is equipped
with four cabins, two doubles and two singles as well a sleeping area
for two in the main cockpit above deck. DaVinci is equipped with a
fully functioning galley including a refrigerator and freezer as well as
a dining area in the main cockpit. There is a large foredeck with lots
of room to relax on the comfy cushions and enjoy the cruise while
admiring the scenery. Fully equipped for both cruising under sail or
For further information
28/46 Moo 1, Nai Harn, Phuket (TAT License Number: 32/00410)
: +66 89 588 3476 bruce@davinciphuket.com
www.davinciphuket.com
Whether its a day out with family and friends cruising around the
islands or an overnight charter, we can cater to your every need.
Spectacular scenery, crystal clear waters, magical reefs, abundant tropical fsh
racing in one of the local regattas DaVinci can be chartered for a day
trip, overnight cruise or a weeks racing. Enjoy a silent sail around the
hidden islands you wouldn't normally see.
Our 52ft Sunseeker DaVinci S50 is also named after our iconic Italian
restaurant in the South of Phuket Island. This is a sleek hi-powered
motor yacht can take up to 12 passengers comfortably for a day trip
or sleep up to six people for overnight stays. This magnifcent vessel
is equipped with three cabins, two doubles and a twin with two bunk
beds. DaVinci S50 is equipped with a fully functioning galley with
an air conditioned dining area which can seat up to eight people.
The dining room is also a lounge equipped with a large screen TV,
Bose sound system and DVD player. There is a large foredeck with
lots of room to relax on the comfy cushions and enjoy the cruise
while admiring the scenery. Up on the fybridge there is seating for
a further eight people. This high powered yacht can take you on a
wonderful day trip around the islands or an overnight trip for those
hideaways further away.
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Ko Thaphao Noi (Phuket) Predicted heights of water in metres above lowest low water Source: Hydrographic Department, Royal Thai Navy
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10 2.5 2.0 1.4 1.0 0.9 1.1 1.5 2.2 2.8 3.2 3.4 3.3 2.9 2.3 1.6 1.0 0.7 0.7 1.0 1.6 2.3 2.8 3.1 3.1
11 2.9 2.4 1.8 1.2 0.9 0.8 1.1 1.6 2.3 3.0 3.4 3.5 3.3 2.8 2.1 1.4 0.8 0.5 0.7 1.1 1.8 2.5 3.0 3.3
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14 3.2 3.3 3.0 2.6 1.9 1.3 0.9 0.8 1.0 1.5 2.2 2.8 3.3 3.4 3.2 2.7 2.1 1.4 0.9 0.7 0.8 1.2 1.8 2.5
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17 2.3 2.6 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.4 2.0 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.5 1.8 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.7
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21 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.9 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.9 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.8 2.1 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.2
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25 2.6 2.2 1.7 1.3 1.1 1.1 1.4 1.9 2.4 2.8 3.1 3.1 2.9 2.4 1.8 1.3 1.0 0.9 1.1 1.6 2.1 2.6 2.9 3.0
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28 3.1 2.9 2.5 1.9 1.4 1.0 0.9 1.1 1.6 2.2 2.7 3.1 3.2 3.0 2.6 2.0 1.4 1.0 0.8 1.0 1.4 2.0 2.5 3.0
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30 3.1 3.1 2.9 2.5 2.0 1.4 1.1 1.0 1.2 1.7 2.2 2.6 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.5 2.0 1.5 1.1 1.0 1.2 1.5 2.0 2.5
31 2.9 3.0 2.9 2.7 2.2 1.7 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.5 1.9 2.4 2.7 2.9 2.9 2.6 2.2 1.8 1.4 1.1 1.2 1.4 1.8 2.3
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1 2.6 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.5 2.1 1.6 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.7 2.1 2.4 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.0 1.7 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.6 2.0
2 2.4 2.6 2.8 2.8 2.6 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.5 1.4 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.8
3 2.0 2.3 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.3 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.8 2.0 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.1 1.9 1.7 1.6 1.6
4 1.7 1.9 2.1 2.3 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.8 2.0 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.1 1.9 1.7
5 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.9 2.2 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.2 1.9 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.8 2.1 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.5 2.3 2.0
6 1.7 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.7 2.1 2.5 2.8 3.0 2.9 2.7 2.3 1.8 1.4 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.7 2.1 2.5 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.4
7 2.0 1.5 1.2 1.1 1.3 1.6 2.2 2.7 3.0 3.2 3.1 2.8 2.2 1.6 1.1 0.8 0.9 1.2 1.7 2.3 2.8 3.1 3.1 2.9
8 2.4 1.9 1.3 0.9 0.9 1.1 1.7 2.3 2.9 3.3 3.4 3.2 2.7 2.1 1.4 0.9 0.6 0.7 1.2 1.8 2.5 3.0 3.3 3.2
9 2.9 2.3 1.7 1.1 0.7 0.8 1.1 1.8 2.5 3.1 3.4 3.5 3.2 2.6 1.9 1.1 0.6 0.5 0.8 1.3 2.1 2.8 3.3 3.4
10 3.2 2.8 2.1 1.4 0.9 0.6 0.8 1.3 2.0 2.7 3.3 3.5 3.4 3.0 2.4 1.6 0.9 0.5 0.5 0.9 1.6 2.3 3.0 3.4
11 3.4 3.1 2.6 1.9 1.2 0.8 0.6 0.9 1.5 2.2 2.8 3.3 3.5 3.2 2.7 2.1 1.3 0.8 0.6 0.7 1.2 1.9 2.6 3.2
12 3.4 3.3 2.9 2.3 1.6 1.1 0.7 0.8 1.1 1.7 2.4 3.0 3.3 3.3 3.0 2.4 1.8 1.2 0.8 0.7 1.0 1.6 2.2 2.8
13 3.2 3.3 3.1 2.7 2.1 1.4 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.4 2.0 2.5 2.9 3.1 3.0 2.6 2.1 1.6 1.1 0.9 1.0 1.4 1.9 2.4
14 2.9 3.1 3.1 2.8 2.4 1.9 1.4 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.7 2.2 2.6 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.3 1.9 1.5 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.7 2.2
15 2.5 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.5 2.2 1.7 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.6 1.9 2.3 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.5 1.7 2.0
16 2.3 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.8 2.0 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.9 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.9
17 2.0 2.2 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.1 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.9 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.0 1.9 1.9 1.9
18 1.9 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.1 2.0 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.9 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.1 2.0
19 1.8 1.8 1.8 19.0 2.0 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.0 1.8 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.7 2.0 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.2
20 1.9 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.7 2.0 2.3 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.3 1.9 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.7 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.4
21 2.1 1.7 1.5 1.4 1.5 1.7 2.1 2.5 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.5 2.2 1.7 1.4 1.2 1.2 1.5 1.9 2.3 2.6 2.8 2.9 2.6
22 2.3 1.8 1.5 1.2 1.2 1.5 1.9 2.3 2.7 3.0 3.0 2.8 2.4 1.9 1.4 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.6 2.1 2.6 2.9 3.0 2.9
23 2.5 2.1 1.6 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.6 2.1 2.6 3.0 3.1 3.0 2.7 2.2 1.6 1.2 0.9 1.0 1.4 1.9 2.4 2.9 3.1 3.1
24 2.8 2.3 1.8 1.3 1.0 1.0 1.3 1.8 2.4 2.9 3.2 3.2 2.9 2.4 1.8 1.3 0.9 0.9 1.1 1.6 2.2 2.8 3.1 3.2
25 3.0 2.6 2.0 1.4 1.0 0.9 1.1 1.5 2.1 2.7 3.1 3.2 3.1 2.7 2.1 1.5 1.0 0.8 1.0 1.4 2.0 2.6 3.1 3.3
26 3.2 2.8 2.3 1.7 1.2 0.9 0.9 1.3 1.8 2.4 2.9 3.2 3.2 2.9 2.4 1.8 1.2 0.9 0.9 1.2 1.7 2.3 2.9 3.2
27 3.3 3.1 2.6 2.0 1.4 1.0 0.9 1.1 1.5 2.1 2.6 3.0 3.2 3.0 2.6 2.1 1.5 1.1 0.9 1.0 1.4 2.0 2.6 3.0
28 3.3 3.2 2.9 2.3 1.8 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.3 1.8 2.3 2.8 3.0 3.0 2.8 2.3 1.8 1.3 1.1 1.0 1.3 1.8 2.3 2.8
29 3.1 3.2 3.0 2.6 2.1 1.6 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.6 2.1 2.5 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.5 2.1 1.7 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.6 2.0 2.5
30 2.8 3.0 3.0 2.8 2.4 1.9 1.5 1.3 1.2 1.4 1.8 2.2 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.3 2.0 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.5 1.8 2.2
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(Advertorial)
Our work is done with the expertise of a European manufacturer.
Cholamark Boat Co., Ltd. is the local dealer for Williams Performance Tenders, a service station for Avon
Infatables Limited and DSB of Germany.
We ofer a wide range of infatable boats made from Neoprene/Hypalon.
In addition to our Cholamark models we also ofer Williams and Highfeld tenders.
Professional repairs of all Neoprene and Hypalon Dinghies, re-tubing and general
infatable dinghy overhauls.
Stock in our showrooms includes RIB's and soft foor dinghies.
We manufacture dinghy covers, sun shades, cushions with closed cell foam and supply
and use anti skid mats.
We are also licensed to repack liferafts. A pick up and delivery service can be arranged.
Parts for dinghies - repair sets, air pumps, paddles, oars and dinghy wheels
Rental of dinghies.
Outboard engines, life rafts, self infating life jackets, hand fares, parachute fares.
Stainless steel work (316), Argon Welding and perfect polishing.
Cholamark is open in Chalong from 08:30-17:30, Monday-Saturday.
School
To Kata & Karon
To Rawai
To
Airport
To Phuket City
To Chalong Pier
CHALONG
CIRCLE
Post Ofce
CHALONG BAY
Cholamark Boat Co., Ltd.
Boat ramp
For more information
Cholamark Boat Co., Ltd.
16/29 Moo 8, Chaofa Road, Chalong, Phuket 83130
: +66 76 283112 : +66 76 283113
hans@hansboat.com
www.hansboat.com
110G3
Company was established in Phuket in 1989. The
company has about 30 employees and we build
infatable boats and RIB's in the range of 2.10
metres to 7.50 metres. We ofer repair service,
general overhauls and tube replacements.
CHOLAMARK BOAT
ute fares.
Our of ce and shop is located opposite Soi Sukee on Chaofa
Road, Chalong and so very close to Chalong Bay.
The dinghy ramp at the opposite end of Soi Sukee and close to
The Lighthouse makes for easy collection and delivery subject
to tidal restrictions (see page 22 for tide tables).
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Riders clean up Phuket with pedal power
@ Sapan Hin
Mot Ice Imprial Launch Pary
@ Catch Beach Club
Launch o Absolute Twin Sands Phase III
@ Blue Mango Restaurant, Absolute Twin Sands Resort & Spa
Open House Pary VILLA DE CEYLON
@ O2 Beach Club
Fat Boy Grill Opening
U & ME PARTY by U Zenmaya Phuket
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Sangria's Tapas Bar & Restaurant opening
Quiksilver press conference
@ RE KA TA
It s Prime Time
@ Central Festival Phuket
Hard Rock Cafe celebrates
43rd Anniversary
Central Festival Phuket showcases
wild lifestyles with 'Colors o Africa Fest'
Fully Booked! Mobile Learning Centres
@ Laguna Phuket
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(Advertorial)
For more information on Helicam please contact:
www.helicam.asia info@helicam.asia
Phil : +66 87 281 0451, : +66 89 874 7464
www.helicam.asia phil@helicam.asia
The Novotel from Accor Hotels booked Helicam Co Ltd. to
provide a selection of promotional imagery. Helicam photographed
room types, twilight exteriors, interiors and even produced a
corporate video to showcase the resort with models and sound
track. By combining such imagery Helicam are able to ofer good
value with a great selections of imagery suited for good marketing.
Helicam made good use of new equipment available, such as
mini jib / camera slider / time lapse / underwater camera box and
helicopter (all items available from Helicam).
Photography and video editing is processed at the Helicam of ce in
Chalong (Big Buddha Rd). The outcome is a fun-packed sales video
appealing to many audiences and some great new advertising
photographs showcasing room types and resort facilities.
109B1
Novotel Vintage Park
new Helicam imagery...
Helicam shoot photos and promotional video
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LESSONS
ROPP
LESSONS OF THE ROPP BY SAYANG ROPP
Written by Sayang Ropp
What values does Paul Ropp teach his family? This
question is one that has been asked and pondered upon
many times. As his youngest daughter I think I have a
bit of insight on the matter. Paul Ropp's values revolve
around, not only how to have a good successful life, but
how to have a happy and worthwhile one that teaches
you more than you thought you wanted to learn. He
spreads his wisdom with his family and friends through
intelligent little catch phrases, such as: May today be
better than yesterday, may tomorrow be better than
today". Although, at surface value, this may sound a little
mundane, what it has always taught me is that we must
value the necessity for, and strive towards, making our
own lives better minute by minute, day by day. This
is by no means just to create a goal of wealthy success,
this striving for something more teaches us that we will
always have more to give than we realise, and we will
have never given our full potential, until we realise that
every single day we live should be an efort to outdo the
last not in extravagance, but in joy. The progression of our
life success is also not an instant overnight phenomenon.
Working toward a life we are happy with is an active
process that takes patience and perseverance. We can only
hope that each day is better than the last to know that we
actually are further on the stepping stones to where we
are trying to go. Not only does it teach me to inch towards
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my goals, but it also gears me towards thinking of others'
circumstances and how my paths may cross theirs. If I am,
in one day, unsuccessful in inching myself towards the
other side of the big wide pond of life, then I can make
that day better by helping someone else do just that. My
happiness is not in my own steps alone, but the steps
I make that may inevitably help someone else's day be
better, inching them closer to their endpoint.
LESSONS OF THE ROPP BY SAYANG ROPP
Paul Ropp Shop
Royal Phuket Marina 0 7636 0859
Surin Gallery 08 0538 1976
www.paulropp.com
All in all, Paul Ropp teaches
us to never fear where we
want to go. Even if we may
have to take a long and
winding road, we have full
power and capacity within
ourselves to achieve our
own potential and strive
towards the kind of life we
wish to lead.
This leads into one of Paul Ropp's next famous concepts:
ESP. And by ESP I do not intend to refer to the common
thought of Extra Sensory Perception. ESP is what Paul
Ropp has dubbed: Extra Sensory PROJECTION. This is
the actualisation of your perceptions into a projection in
reality which means projecting your visions, values, and
dreams into a tangible and measurable truth. We must
strive towards being the people we see within ourselves.
This teaches us that our hopes and desires are not only
things of dreams or fantasy. We have every capability
of realising and reaching the things we want, and this
power lies in all of us to project into our world. This value
has taught me that my desires are accessible, and that
I have full capability to actualise them. It is one of the
most empowering concepts my father has taught me
because it pushes me to exert my eforts towards making
things happen rather than just dreaming about them and
complaining that they cannot be reached, because they
can. Not only has my father taught us to work towards
our dreams, but he has also taught us to do so without
being restricted by convention. We have always been
encouraged to "stroke of the canvas". Be diferent, try
alternate routes, surprise yourself. ESP, as my father puts
it, has the capacity for us to pave new paths rather than
simply following in the footsteps of someone before us.
Our ideas and intentions have the ability to create new
and improved outcomes, if we have the will and courage
to make beauty out of messy and tangled strokes of a
brush.
All in all, Paul Ropp teaches us to never fear where we
want to go. Even if we may have to take a long and
winding road, we have full power and capacity within
ourselves to achieve our own potential and strive towards
the kind of life we wish to lead.
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About the Chefs
Executive Chef SuraPutha has been working as a chef
for Mom Tri's for over 10 years. Executive chef o the
award-winning Mom Tri's Kitchen for over 7 years,
his previous experience includes working at Mom Tri's
Boathouse and Le Meridien in Jakara . Additionally he
has trained with some o the best French chefs including
Michelin Chef Kristo Muller. At Mom Tri's kitchen there
are regular Chef reccommendations in addition to the
extensive menu regularly updated to satisfy gourmet
diners who are always looking for something new.
Executive Chef Darren Wiper is the Executive Chef
at Mom Tris Kitchen in charge o the European food
menu. Executive Chef Darren , originally from the UK,
worked at ne dining restaurants in Bermuda and the
Cte dAzur. In Bermuda he was Executive Chef at the
5-star Frescos restaurant & wine bar which specializes
in 8-course wine dinners o Mediterranean cuisine.
Prior to this he was Sous Chef at the Relais des Coches
restaurant in Tourretes Sur Loup, France.
MOM TRIS KITCHEN
For more information, contact:
Mom Tris Kitchen at Villa Royale Tel: +66 76 333568
www.villaroyalephuket.com
Ingredients
20gm diced baby artichoke 15gm diced tomato
Crushed pink peppercorn: one pinch 15gm orange segments
10gm sliced spring onion 5gm sliced shallots
Salsa verde
1 bunch parsley 5gm capers
50ml extra virgin olive oil, salt 2 cloves garlic
1 lime Pepper
Method
Mix all the ingredients together and add a pinch of salt.
Method
Roughly chop the parsley, garlic and capers.
Add the olive oil until it forms a paste.
Squeeze the juice of one lime add salt and pepper for seasoning.
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Horizon Beach Resort, Patong and Karon Soi 2 next to
Karon Football Stadium www.wheretoeat-phuket.com
Baluchi Indian
Baluchi is in the heart of Patong and in Karon, yet their relaxed
atmosphere, with soft background Indian music, creates a great
ambience perfect for either family dining or entertaining clients.
They take pride in using only fresh, authentic Indian spices, freshly
ground in their kitchen and fresh (not frozen) meat. Homemade
paneer (cottage cheese) and yoghurt, tandoori kebabs, naan and
rotis, Mughlai curries and the best Indian long grain basmati rice
dishes are just some of their specialties. One can taste the most
mouth-watering tandoori kebabs in town, not to mention the
variety of breads baked freshly in the tandoor or a delicious variety
of prawn, chicken, mutton or vegetable biryani.
Baluchi is the only award winning Indian restaurant on the island,
serving authentic Indian cuisine using original ingredients imported
from India. Baluchi Karon opens 18:30 to 23:30 every day except
Saturdays.
Daily 1-11pm | +66 76 292526, +66 76 284555
75
B3
On the coast road just north of Patong
www.baanrimpa.com
63
B5
Baan Rim Pa Thai
Daily 12pm-midnight | +66 76 340789, +66 76 341768
'Location, location, location' as the saying goes. It doesnt matter
how good you are, if youre not in the right location, forget it.
Baan Rim Pa is one of Thailands best-known restaurants, with a
reputation stretching much further. It's perched on a clif, with
teak foors and the swish of the surf downstairs. There are some
restaurants that just encapsulate the word romantic and here, with
Tommy Doyle playing classics on his grand piano, the sea breeze
and the delicate aromas of world-class cooking in the air, this House
by the Sea is one of the most romantic places to eat in Phuket.
On a rocky outcrop, overlooking the Andaman Sea, Baan Rim Pa
prides itself in superb, authentic Royal Thai Cuisine, an
ambience second to none and the most spectacular
views on the island. Baan Rim Pa is the winner of the
prestigious Wine Spectator Award of Excellence nine
years in succession.
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The pier at Chalong Bay (next to Kan Eang @pier)
www.vsetrestaurant.com, sales@vsetrestaurant.com
110
G4
VSET Modern Western Cuisine
Daily 11.30am-11pm | +66 89 727 0067, +66 76 381159
VSET is a restaurant at its extraordinary best. VSET, pronounced Vi-
Sate, means extraordinary in Thai.
Its the frst gastronomic restaurant at Chalong pier and has a
naturally-thatched roof, quaint interior and an open kitchen where
you can see the talented team working on the menu. Whether you
prefer indoor or outdoor seating, this intimately proportioned venue
serves up delicious fare in a homey atmosphere.
VSETs creations combine established methods with local fare
and creativity producing a stellar menu. Notable dishes include:
Phuket lobster salad, foie gras parfait, cognac-famed lobster bisque,
Australian lamb cutlet, red snapper steak and honey-glazed pork
belly. These only touch the surface, while a fne wine list adds an
essential touch and a tantalizing selection of desserts rounds it all of.
VSET is centered on the palate, but its how everything fts together
that makes this a truly extraordinary place.
The pier of Chalong Bay
www.kaneang-pier.com, sales@kaneang-pier.com
110
G4
Kan Eang@pier Seafood/Thai
Kan Eang, meaning "feel at ease", invites you to unwind with the
soothing sounds of the sea & a stunning view of Chalong Bay. Savour
freshly caught seafood, Thai delights & selected Japanese dishes.
Kan Eang@pier is more than a restaurant, it's a destination.
Originally called Kan Eang 1, it has been preparing great seafood
dishes for more than 30 years and has long been a favourite among
locals and visitors from around the world. Kan Eang@pier continues
the tradition of satisfying any palate with its selected fresh seafood
and local specialities.
Kan Eang@pier has the fexibility to cater for everything from
intimate dinners to special events and large banquets.
Its friendly and attentive staf and seaside seating in an idyllic setting
ofer a relaxing and pleasant dining experience day or night. Enjoy a
panoramic view of the yacht harbour and nearby islands.
Daily 10.30am-11pm | +66 83 173 1187, +66 76 381212
Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas, Kamala Clif
www.capesienna.com, fb@capesienna.com
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E5
Plum Restaurant / Vanilla Sky
New, chic, Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas, brings sophisticated style to
the tropical beauty of Phuket with its two unique dining venues
both with outstanding service, fne cuisine & views to match. Its
chic! Its modern! Its hip! Its laid-back! Its Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas.
PLUM Restaurant is 'reborn' with value as a main item on its
menu. "Back to basics" with a fresh and creative touch, featuring
Mediterranean home-style & creative Thai-inspired dishes. Plum
redefnes value for money with over 20 wine labels under 1,400
Baht net. Fantastic views, great service complement this experience!
Vanilla Sky Bar & Lounge the pinnacle of the resort serves
distinctive cocktails and interesting tapas backed by a breathtaking
view of Kamala Bay. Step out on the terrace, slip into one of the
chairs; you'll feel you've reached a small piece of heaven on earth.
Experience Cape Sienna & be surprised by the amazing location,
delicious food, great drinks, good music and stunning view
Plum 6-11.30pm Mon Closed | Vanilla 5pm-midnight | +66 76 337300
Mediterranean Tapas Bar
Located on the water's edge on Rawai Beach Rd
www.nikitas-phuket.com
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Daily 9am until late | +66 76 288703, +66 81 091 5788
South Phuket's premier beach-side bar & restaurant, Nikita's at Rawai,
is a real favourite. The absolute seafront, garden-sala caf-bar with
fantastic island views across Chalong Bay, a shady setting & cool sea
breeze is unbeatable for relaxing away balmy afternoons & evenings.
Time means nothing at Nikita's on peaceful Rawai Beach. The
well-trained team ofers real Thai hospitality, while guests sit happily
daydreaming for hours, observing life on the water & chatting with
friends. The extensive menu of authentic Thai food, fresh seafood
& the famous wood-fred pizzas along with a selection of over 50
quality wines, cool cocktails, icy cold beers, English draught cider,
delicious fruit shakes, an excellent cofee menu and service with a
smile is a winner with visitors as well as the many locals who make
Nikita's a second home.
Dine or relax under the sala, at garden tables or outdoors by the
sea. Great food, great music, great wine, great friends Nikitas.
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looking forward to my mother and other family members coming to
visit soon to enjoy this house; we're lucky to have a great maid and
gardener to help us when we have guests. As for our car, we run an
ordinary Toyota because for us its just a means for getting from A to
B. I feel the same way about watches and jewelry; I dont really care
about these things and never wear them.
What do you like about living in Phuket? Phuket allows you to
live a well-balanced life with lots of peace and quiet, particularly
during the low season. There are also many quiet natural places to
visit close at hand, but at the same time good hospitals, schools
and shopping giving a sense of equilibrium.
What frustrates you about living in Phuket? The bureaucracy and
endless form flling for the simplest things. Then theres the traf c of
course, particularly during high season. And the corruption, although
that might improve with the recent political changes.
How old are you and do you have children? I'm 47. We dont
have any children, but I'm very fond of animals, particularly cats. We
have a monster nine-kilogramme Norwegian Forest cat as a pet.
What does the future hold for you? I'm very focused on making
the new Kata DaVinci restaurant a success and I hope to have many
more years being with my husband Claudio, enjoying each others
company. But I'm a great believer in destiny and luck, after all thats
how I come to be with DaVinci and its also how we found our
lovely villa where we live. So, Ill just wait and see what eventuates.
What does success mean to you? Having a passion is important
for happiness and also enough money to live on, although I'm not
particularly materialistic. Much more important to me is a balanced
life, with enough time for myself to relax and do the things I enjoy.
How do you spend your free time? I love doing yoga at home,
often with my cats joining in! I like to paint in oils on canvas
mainly abstracts but occasionally natural subjects too. Reading is
a passion and walking too, and of course we love to cook at home,
often Italian or Czech dishes and sometimes Thai.
What clubs or charities do you support? We like to stage fund-
raising events at DaVinci, like our upcoming Soi Dogs gathering,
and I belong to SKAL and to the Chine des Rtisseurs.
Where are you from? What did you do prior to moving to
Phuket? I grew up in Prague in the Czech Republic in a restaurant-
owning family. I studied Philosophy and History of Art at the
University of Karlova IV Praze in Prague, the oldest university
in Europe. I sometimes think thats a particularly appropriate
background for managing a brand named after Leonardo Da Vinci!
My family owned the frst Italian restaurant in the Czech Republic
and when I met my husband Claudio Pivotto, we opened and ran a
couple of successful restaurants prior to our coming to Phuket.
Wed fallen in love with Phuket while having holidays here, so when
I thought it was time to take it easy, we came to Phuket to retire.
Then I met Mario at Capannina restaurant in Kata. He ofered
me a job, and I worked with him for over three years. Then fate
took a hand, as it often does in my life! I had an accident on my
scooter outside DaVinci restaurant in Nai Harn and Mark Norris, the
manager and partner at that time, came to my rescue. That's how
I became involved in DaVinci.
How did you end up becoming the co-owner and manager?
Once I got to know Mark and his DaVinci co-founder and majority
shareholder, David Roberts, we realised that there was a great
'ft' between my background and experience and their vision for
the future of DaVinci. Also I fell in love with the style, food and
friendliness of the restaurant. I joined them and soon after became a
partner, taking over the day-to-day management when Mark left in
June 2012 to pursue his own career.
How did DaVinci become a complete lifestyle brand? It was
always our vision that wed add all sorts of complementary lifestyle
services. We expanded into yacht charter and luxury villa rentals
and that side of our business is growing. Many of our villa and boat
guests need catering services, so weve embraced this are too. Weve
also started a training company to teach the skills of the hospitality
and catering industry to young aspiring workers in these felds.
What future developments do you have planned for DaVinci
Brand? We opened our second DaVinci restaurant in Kata Beach
last December with many of the same decorative icons and a menu
thats 60 percent the same as Nai Harn. The balance of the cuisine
refects the ideas of my husband Claudio, who is Executive Chef of
both restaurants, and our Italian Chef who oversees the new DaVinci.
How does doing business in Phuket compare with back home?
You need real passion to run a business here as there are many
challenges. Obviously there are language and cultural barriers
to cope with and weve found the bureaucracy and abundant
paperwork an ongoing chore. Kitchens can be stressful at peak
times, but here you cant shout or lose your cool. you have to be
conscious of not making employees 'lose face'. But there are also
great compensations to working long hours; our staf are very loyal
and committed and Phuket is such a great place to live and enjoy life.
Where do you live and what car do you drive? We rent a four-
bedroom villa at a wonderful location on Chalong Beach next to
Serenity Terrace Resort. Its built in a Hemingway-esque Old Havana
style it even has a pool. Its wonderful getting up in the morning to
enjoy the beach and Chalong Bay which is so full of activity. We have
owned diferent houses which we sold, the last one in 2010. Were
Vivacious Jana Sasikova is the co-owner
and manager of the iconic DaVinci
Restaurants in Nai Harn and Kata and the
lifestyle brand of same name.
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Welcome to the Phuket Hot List, our bi-monthly series
that brings the islands latest and greatest into sharper
focus. This month, were venturing east to check out the
serene scene on Koh Siray.
Found across a causeway just beyond Phukets
fshing port and main tourist ferry pier in the Rassada
municipality, Koh Siray frst appears a more rough and
rugged place than the soft-sand west-coast beach resort
areas, but those who take the time to explore the small
island will fnd picturesque roads to cruise, fantastic views
to enjoy from its hilltops and beaches, and some truly
tasty dining spots.
Hot Eat s
On Pleumsuk Beach is a restaurant of the same name thats well
of the tourist track but where locals in the know go to spend a lazy
afternoon with their family. From the restaurants simple kitchen
comes an incredible parade of fsh dishes, almost anything your
heart desires from the sea. Among our favourites is the fery goong
pad kreung gang (prawn curry). The menu has no prices and is in
Thai only, so if you get carried away (with whole fsh especially)
you might be in for a surprise come check-bin time. No matter,
the Phang Nga Bay views and the chance to chill in this peaceful
seaside spot are well worth it.
Those seeking a meal beyond Sirays more rustic oferings will want
to head to the luxurious Westin Siray Bay, a rather incongruous but
exquisite addition to the Siray scene that opened in 2010, where the
resorts 259 rooms and pool villas spill lavishly over a promontory.
There are six restaurants to choose from, but we went for some
Indian cuisine in the air-conditioned cool of MIX Lounge for lunch,
and indulged in the excellent choco rush treat cake and kahlua
and vanilla mousse pyramid desserts. For those seeking a dietary
boost, the varied menu highlights dishes that include nutrient-rich
superfood ingredients such as salmon, blueberries, spinach and
papaya. More formal dining with a pan-Asian menu is available
at Eest restaurant, while the casual open-air Prego by the Beach
restaurant-bar next to one of the swimming pools ofers an inviting
spot for families to relax and cool down, plus a moon deck to drink in
the lovely evening bay views along with your cocktails.
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Hot Pr oper t ies
Confession: we dont like monkeys. Theyre greedy
and grabby, and they remind us of that unwanted
cousin who always turns up to spoil the party
with his disruptive neediness. But many people do
like monkeys, and for them the Monkey Viewing
Platform is the place to go. On the Siray side of
the connecting bridge to Phuket is a mangrove
forest teeming with Macaque monkeys, who seem
to live pretty posh lives gorging on the bananas thrown at them by
visitors throughout the day.
Hot Sight s
Hot Shops
Ok, Koh Sirays not exactly a shopping hot spot but our stroll around
the sea gypsy village yielded some great fnds on cultured pearl
jewellery from the handful of vendor stalls along the beachfront
road. We picked up some pearl bracelets for only 100 baht each
with a half-hearted bargaining efort, and there were rings, earrings
and necklaces in a rainbow of pearly shades on display as well.
There are also seashells of all shapes and sizes on sale but the ethics
of buying these are ify. Had the previous owners, the molluscs,
departed from their safe homes willingly before the shells were
taken away to market? Theres no way to know for sure.
For as long as we can remember, Koh Sirays been one of those
areas on Phuket touted as being just on the verge of a property
gold rush but never quite getting there. On our latest visit, however,
we found the coastal road along Haad Pleumsuk (Happiness Beach)
buzzing with building activity. The Moon Terrace villa estate, with
a number of sea-view homes already built and occupied on the
hillside, is expanding, building 15 more villas up the hill and another
seven the waterfront side of the road, says Esa Huovila, Managing
Director of St James Properties, sole agent for the villas. The villas
each have four bedrooms and an of ce plus private pools. Some
are still available for sale, starting at 42 million baht.
Just up the road is The Nchantra
beachfront condo development,
where the paint was still drying
on its newly-opened show
home when we visited. Some
units will be ready to move into
as early as June. This collection
of 42 two-storey, two-bedroom
condos with private pools and
rooftop terraces is being built
by Taa & Associates, a local developer and architect that has already
launched a number of Nchantra-branded villa estates in the Chalong
and Nai Harn areas and worked on some of the regions best-known
resorts including the JW Marriott Khao Lak. The Nchantra condos are
being sold exclusively through the Jones Lang LaSalle agency in the
15-20 million baht price range.
Our preferred Siray attraction is Wat Koh Siray, a hilltop temple with
a golden reclining Buddha, from which there are spectacular views
that rival the famed Phromthep Cape in Rawai without the tour
buses or crowds. Aside from the gruf old caretaker who implored
us to make a fower, incense and candle ofering, we had the place
completely to ourselves. Another stunning sight is the new Sea Gypsy
Culture Centre on Laem Tukkae (Gecko Cape) at the edge of the sea
gypsy village. Construction on the award-winning design was nearly
complete but the opening date had not been confrmed at the time
of writing. Yet even as they still sit empty, the sparkling, eco-friendly
rounded structures inspired by the shape of these seafaring peoples
fsh traps are certainly worth a look. Then you can go see the actual
hand-crafted fsh traps in the village, where nearly every home has at
least a couple of traps set out in front.
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Hanging Ten on Phuket
Even
though the waves rarely rise above three
metres and its not a year-round option
to ride them, there are several reasons to
come and check out the surfng scene in Phuket. The waters
warm; the islands infrastructure is solid; its not overcrowded
on the waves, and theres a tangible surfer-dude camaraderie.
Another pleasant aspect about surfng in Phukets low season is
that fights and hotels are cheaper than usual so its a win-win
situation.
Still, you wont get much surfng done here in
Phukets high season from December to April itd
be like trying to surf a pond but once the breezes
swing from northeast to southwest and those trade
winds bluster in from the Indian Ocean from
May to November, surfers are in business.
Unlike other worldwide surfng destinations,
Phukets waves are storm driven, meaning
the worse the weather blows the better the
subsequent aquatic action and residual winds of a
storm can power waves along the islands west
coast for days on end.
So where are the best places to hang
ten on the island? Well, the epicentre
of all things surfng here is Kata Beach;
Q : W
hy is surfing like sex?
A : Because when its good its really good and even when its bad its
still sort of good When examined through this prism, Phukets
burgeoning surfing scene comes out as pretty good, meaning that it
may not up be to Hawaiian or Aussie standards (the only barrels youll
find here are in Patongs Irish pubs and pipelines are what line the
islands roads) but Phuket is still Thailands top surfing destination.
its long been the most popular hangout and even hosts a surf
school run by champion of the waves Jimmy Smith. He says, Kata
is defnitely the best all-round surfng beach. Its great for learners
as its a sandy beach with no rocks. Bali can get too powerful at
times for normal surfers, as can Nai Harn and Kata Noi. The only
thing you have to watch out for here at Kata is the board itself.
RE KA TA Surf School ofers three levels of classes; beginner,
intermediate, and advanced. Topics include learning to catch
waves, reading and riding better waves, turning, and with special
emphasis on surfng etiquette often a point of contention for
longtime surfers encountering greenhorns, sometimes physically.
If youve never seen an experienced surfer wiping out because
of a beginner getting in the way your vocabulary is all the poorer
for it.
To the south of Kata, Nai Harn Beach is a great favourite
with expats and locals. Its southern end has a permanent
sandbank that creates long and fast rides while the
swells are pretty impressive at its rock-lined northern
end but this part of the beach is not ideal because
of swimmers and wading children. Just north of
Patong, Kalim Beach is another favourite but
due to rocks and a coral reef its really best
to surf here only at high tide. Kalim is fast,
with annual surfng contests, some of which
are hosted by Quiksilver. Further to the north
along the west coast, Kamala Beach has three
surfng opportunities, and its northern end
is markedly better for catching a wave but
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falling upwards does add to the entertainment value, it has to be
admitted.
Surfng in Phuket is best regarded through the half-full or
half-empty glass approach. Its a great surf destination if you
regard your glass as half full but if you want premium barrels,
long pipelines, and thunderous white capped monster waves
the surfng scene here can appear a little tame. Still, as the old
surfng adage goes, its a pretty good place to "test your surfng
skills against your opponents luck".
Hanging Ten on Phuket
Surf House, surf away to your hearts content
until midnight if youre that way inclined.
Surin Beach is great for advanced surfers but a big no-no for beginners
as things can get pretty fast and furious here with regular wipeouts.
Kata is definitely the best all-round surfing beach.
Its great for learners as its a sandy beach with no
rocks. Bali can get too powerful at times for normal
surfers, as can Nai Harn and Kata Noi.
wave generating machine that projects
a four-inch sheet of water up a slope.
There is an infatable divider through
the middle of this arrangement that is
removed at night when the activities
get a little more relaxed no doubt
due to the efects of happy hour. Still,
the safety factor is high at Surf House,
with a padded vinyl bottom and walls
so the inevitable falls and wipeouts
are cushioned and even fun at least
to watch with a cold beer at hand.
The surreal sight of someone actually
is recommended only for advanced surfers. The central part has
sandbanks while the southern end is great for beginners. Surin
Beach is great for advanced surfers but a big no-no for beginners
as things can get pretty fast and furious here with regular wipeouts.
But what to do between December and April? One all-year-round
surfng destination is Surf House Flow Rider, also at Kata Beach.
Here, you can surf away to your hearts content until midnight if
youre that way inclined. Surf House is built around a high pressure
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Lemongrass founder, Bobby Duchowny, studied aromatherapy
a healing art that promotes massage, when combined with specifc
herb and spice oils, as a method to reduce stress, boost energy and
heal certain physical ailments at the American Aromatherapy
Association.
Some years ago while on holiday in Thailand, he visited an organic
farm in Petchaboon province and became interested in the natural
healing properties of Thai herbs and spices.
I was particularly attracted to lemon grass as it was used in many
popular Thai foods, as a medicine for stomach disorders and even
as a repellent for mosquitoes, he recalls.
Bobby used lemon grass as his signature herb to create a line of
essential oils, face and body creams, shower gels and bath crystals,
which he and his wife Palita sold at Bangkoks world-famous
Weekend Market.
What started, several years ago, as a modest enterprise has
blossomed into a successful operation ofering over 90 oils and
a wide range of body care products through many outlets, as
well as supplying many of Thailands top resorts and spas with
aromatherapy oils.
Our advantage is that we produce the freshest spa products and our
stock is never kept longer than three months; using fresh spa products
can be likened to eating fresh food rather than processed food.
Based on his years of experiences at some of the top spas in
Southeast Asia, Bobby has developed a full line of healthy skin care
products. For example, his hydrating face and body creams have
Lemongrass House
To visit this home of award-winning spa oils, creams, soaps and so many other exquisite products is a delight. The aromas are
enchanting. At Lemongrass, you can enjoy a spa treatment to sample and choose from their huge range, then take home your
choice to enjoy at your leisure. They even have a great range of kids spa products.
Daily 9am 8pm
: +66 76 271233
10/2 Srisoonthorn Rd.,
Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83100
www.lemongrasshouse.com
25 percent aloe vera, white orchid and cucumber extracts. And hes
developed a revitalizing mineral muscle soak made from Andaman
Sea salt crystals, blended with white orchid and chamomile extracts,
to help draw out impurities and soothe and revive tense muscles.
People are sensitive to diferent scents at diferent times of day.
Its 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. Theyre carefully balanced hand-blended oils created by
adding pure essential oils to nourishing, vitamin E enriched, sweet
almond and jojoba base oils.
Lemongrass has won many awards, including Cond Nast Hot List
2007, and has been featured in several top magazines, including
Time Magazines 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 and Surin Beach,
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.
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Chilled out by the soothing background music, I was flled with a
peaceful wellbeing as I enjoyed the warm traditional Sukko welcome of
the Flower Floating Ritual like Loy Kratong, where the idea is to foat
away past stresses and wish for luck and joy from that moment on
A variety of 40 spa treatments prepared by Sukko's certifed Thai
Herbalist and based on ancient Thai medical theory is ofered at
Sukko, in packages lasting from 2 to 4 hours. Each package has a
specifc purpose and can be selected to suit your lifestyle or the
way you feel on the day. These herbal recipes and procedures have
been handed down through generations and are totally free of
petrochemicals, synthetic perfumes or colouring. Some of the herbs
and spices are grown in Sukkos own herb garden and picked just for
your treatment, ensuring they are as fresh as can be.
I was pampered with the Be Balanced package; a 3-hour experience
that left me feeling relaxed and refreshed. This 3-treatment
combination began with 30 minutes in the steam room and the
Jacuzzi, followed by a Thai Turmeric Body Scrub designed to soften
your skin and awaken your senses. The scrub was followed by Sukko
Synergy Body Massage (see description opposite).
Is this pressure okay? Too strong? How are you feeling? my therapist
asked me from time to time. Mmmperfect were the only
responses that seemed to suit how I felt.
Sukko Spas restaurant, Suk Savoey Spa Cuisine, presents a unique
concept: "Menu by Blood Types" and "Menu by Elements". For those
who want to exercise, the Suk Sanan Club provides a myriad of ftness
opportunities, including Rue Sri Dat Ton (the hermit self stretching),
a traditional Thai exercise or, for something more strenuous, try Thai
Martial Arts, a traditional and efective art of self-defense.
Sukko means "Beyond Happiness". My frst feeling when I stepped through the impressive gates of
Sukko Spa was, "Im in paradise". The Sukko staf are dressed beautifully in traditional Thai style and the spa design,
infuenced by the ancient Siamese capital, creates a haven of calm yet regal serenity. I felt I had left all my troubles behind.
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Red Chili Restaurant
The philosophy behind Thai cuisine is that food is an everyday
medicine for health and longevity.
Rich in spices and medicinal herbs with anti-bacterial, anti-fungal
and anti-infammatory benefts to name just a few the Thai and
international bufet at Red Chili Restaurant promises a fun and
healthy dining experience with a view of Phukets Big Buddha and
the surrounding lush green scenery.
Lunch Bufet ( Daily 11am 2pm) THB 220
Dinner Bufet (Daily 5.30 9pm) THB 300
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Daily 11am 10pm
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Amy Koh is the Sales Manager of Engel & Voelkers Phuket.
For more information visit www.engelvolkers.com/th
After making a signifcant life-changing decision to purchase a
property in Thailand, next comes the crucial part of funding the
sale. Unfortunately, foreigners (even those with valid work permits)
are unable to secure a mortgage from local banks to fnance the
purchase. Therefore, most property purchasers by foreigners are
cash transaction only with supporting incoming overseas funds to
fnance the sale.
However, in recent times, some fnancial institutions in Singapore
& Thailand have been willing to ofer diferent mortgages of up
to 80% of the sales price of the property for properties in Thailand
but are largely restricted to foreign freehold condominiums in
certain specifed locations or projects and do not include landed
properties. In spite of this we have been recently advised that
certain landed properties have now been included. In a move to
promote their developments, some developers have also been
known to ofer fnancing packages as high as 50% - 70% of the
purchase price over a 5- or 10-year period. This strategy has worked
well for developers in achieving sales as well.
Due to the limited ability of foreigners to obtain a mortgage
in Thailand, overseas funds are usually transferred to facilitate
the purchase. But the transfer of foreign funds is a tricky one;
depending mostly on the time of transfer and the fuctuating
currency exchange rates. The luck of the gods plays a big part here
as sometimes, even after closely monitoring the exchange rates, a
sudden fuctuation in the exchange rate could result in a diference
of quite a substantial amount.
To help minimize the possible currency exchange rate risk, you are
able to open a foreign currency deposit in 14 diferent currencies in
Thailand. A foreign currency account can be opened as a savings,
a fxed deposit or current account, and can be assessed online to
perform online banking transactions like viewing account balances,
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transfer funds, bill payments etc. This is a convenient and practical
way to protect yourself from currency exchange risks. You can
transfer any of the 14 currencies stipulated by the bank into your
foreign account at any time. When the exchange rates move in
your favour, then this can be converted to Thai baht or remitted
onwards. The minimum initial deposit to open a foreign currency
account is USD $1,000 or the equivalent in any other currency.
There are no restrictions for maximum value.
The use of a foreign currency account is recommended for would-
be property buyers and sellers and especially recommended for
high-end luxury properties where the transaction is of higher
value and the currency exchange risks are also higher. Whether the
transaction has been agreed in a foreign currency or Thai baht, the
use of a foreign currency deposit could help to limit and minimize
further transaction costs.
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Concept
The name for our development was conceived from its natural
surroundings, perched high on a lush tropical hillside overlooking
a pristine bay. This exclusive low density estate of just 53
condominium units has been designed for discerning buyers that
appreciate the diference between a product that simply ofers a
view, and those that appreciate the optimum, namely The View.
Our architects have also drawn inspiration from nature to produce
a simple yet stunning building form that is modeled on the shape
and mass of ocean waves. The cleverly arranged tiers of units and
blocks represent the graceful curve of a wave and its continual
movement.
Location
The View is conveniently located on a private elevated position
overlooking the three cosmopolitan beaches of Kata, Karon and
Kata Noi, on the prestigious western sunset coastline of Phuket,
only about 800m away from the beach and just 45 minutes drive
south of Phuket International Airport.
Kata district is home to pristine beaches, high quality restaurants,
cafs, spas and banks with a pace of life generally considered
to be quiet and relaxed. For those searching for more frenetic
nightlife or shopping, the town of Patong is just 12 minutes
drive north. Beautiful Chalong Bay with its marina and expatriate
supermarkets is 10 minutes drive to the east with historical
Phuket Town 15 minutes drive further east.
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Architectural Style Living with Vision
The low-density, low-rise architectural style is a modern tropical
contemporary design with strong and deliberate emphasis
employed to maximise the view, whilst protecting personal
privacy. Careful selection of appropriate materials helps to
ensure the practicality and durability of the construction
without compromising the aesthetic or function of the units.
Each block is constructed in light bright white allowing excellent
natural light, whilst the generous windows and full height doors
allow optimum ventilation reducing reliance on air conditioning
and maintaining our commitment to greener sustainable
development. The Wellness Center with spa, ftness gym and
sauna is part of the facilities, as well as the restaurant and two
swimming pools.
Options
Our highly competitive pricing for these condominium units proves
there are still opportunities to invest in high quality real estate and
secure value for money. The units are designed to achieve both
signifcant rental returns and capital growth.
Strength Based Development Team
Our team is a strength-based structure with each member
regarded as top tier specialists within their respective functions. Our
contractors DCM have successfully completed a number of high
quality developments that are regularly used as the benchmark
of quality amongst the developer community in both Phuket and
around Thailand.
Carefully selected consultants, each with
key local and international technical
knowledge, augment the core team to
ensure the delivery of excellence in our
fnished product.
Contacts
29/17-18 Moo 5, Rawai
: +66 81 666 6622 : +66 86 943 9996
: +66 76 381488
sale@theviewphuket.com
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Location
When considering the purchase of property anywhere in the world,
location is always the most important factor for capital appreciation
and rental return Plunge Tropic Villas flls this need. Located just 2
minutes from Phukets most beautiful white sand, Nai Harn Beach,
Plunge Tropic Villas is in the heart of Phukets favorite expat area
where everything is so conveniently near hundreds of restaurants
ofering every culinary delight you can imagine, shopping at every
corner, grocery stores just steps away, and all the tourist facilities you
could possibly need. If you want to get away from the crowded tourist
areas, but still have all the conveniences of a holiday destination at
a fraction of the cost, Plunge Tropic Villas at Nai Harn Beach is the
place for you.
Choice of Floor Plans
Plunge Tropic Villas is inspired by the dream to have a tropical villa
where the indoor and outdoor spaces merge to become one.
Spacious indoor living areas fow smoothly to grand outdoor
terraces with both sunny and shaded areas surrounding the infnity
edge pool with relaxing Jacuzzi and romantic Waterfall. We ofer the
choice of 1, 2 or 3 bedroom villas plus a wheelchair plan. Each villa
ofers 230 sq.m.-250 sq.m. with Teak Vaulted Ceilings, Solid Wood
Floors, private Attached Carports, built-in Wardrobes, Walk-in Closets
and wide opening doors that give each villa a feeling of grand open
spaces, yet at a price far below current market value. Plunge Tropic
Villas satisfes the high demand for a reasonably priced villa with
exceptional quality.
Investment
Combining this prime location with value pricing and exceptional
construction quality guarantees you long term capital appreciation
and high rental returns. For investors, holiday home buyers, or long
stay residents, we ofer a complete range of property management
and rental options to suit everyones needs.
Dare to Compare
Going. Going. Gone!
With prices starting at 6.9 million baht, we dare you to compare our
Quality, Location and Investment Value. Come and see our Show Villa
or contact us now to take advantage of our introductory pricing.
take the Plunge!
Phase I & II sold out!
For more information
: +66 82 413 6610
info@plungetropicvillas.com, info@theplungevillas.com
www.plungetropicvillas.com, www.theplungevillas.com
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CONCEPT: A simple change makes all the diference. Exceptionally
large, spacious and airy condos with specially designed dens and
hobby corners for weekend interests and activities. Cycling, surfng,
photography, painting, gardening and eating in or out are all part of
easily accessible lifestyles at Saturdays.
SERENE LOCATION: Situated in Saiyuan, near Nai Harn Beach on
the southern-most tip of Phuket, Saturdays is an oasis of spacious
one- and two-bedroom condos with special features for a diverse
range of weekend indulgences. The quiet roads and green hills are
an idyllic backdrop for all manner of weekend pursuits.
SPACE: Saturdays condo units come in fve distinct designs:
Live (57sqm) one-bedroom option with a large en-suite bathroom
and a cozy hobby corner.
Learn (84sqm) two-bedroom, two bathroom arrangement with
an extra al-fresco-style bathtub of the master bedroom and two
separate hobby corners.
Lux (95sqm) corner units featuring two large bedrooms and two
en-suite bathrooms, plus an al-fresco-style bathing area and an
extra-long terrace.
Love (80sqm) is a distinctly romantic two-bedroom, two-bathroom
arrangement with an exotic en-suite for the master bedroom.
Let (88sqm) is an extra large two-bedroom, two-bathroom set up
that can efectively be divided into two separate living spaces so all
or part of the property can be let out at the owner's convenience.
For more information
The Attitude Club Co., Ltd.
100/1000 Moo 5 Rassada Muang Phuket, 83000
: +66 81 968 3760, : +66 76 261542
Sales1@theattitudeclub.com
www.theattitudeclub.com/saturdayscondo
www.facebook.com/saturdayscondo
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Saturdays Condo
SPECIFICATION: Saturdays' one- and two-bedroom condos ofer
poolside access on the ground foor and three-metre wide balconies
on the three upper foors, with three-metre high ceilings that allow
natural sunlight to pour into every room and make every day feel
like Saturday.
CLASSIFICATION (PRICE RANGE): One-bedroom units from
4 million baht.
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION: Construction is planned to take 24
months, starting this October with completion by October 2016.
ABOUT THE DEVELOPER: The Attitude Club, a bespoke brand of
Phuket property professionals with a vision: a little holiday that makes
a BIG diference. The Attitude Club operates eight diferent brands
under its umbrella, which also includes the hospitality management
by Two Villas Holiday, interior dcor by Number Twelve; stylistic
hospitality at Foto Hotel; Wings, Peranakan-style villas; architecture
and construction management by Roof Design & Management;
urban hostel Blu Monkey; property management by Lemon Rabbit
and the latest villa-style condos, Saturdays, the extended phase from
Saiyuan Estate, organic passion villas.
LEGAL PACKAGE: Freehold
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Living Vis
Baan Tak r Kard, Don Jom Tao Rd, Ban Don, Talang, Phuket
: +66 88 766 1962
info@baan-tak-r-kard.com www.baan-tak-r-kard.com
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Location: Truly suburban living down a quiet lane in tranquil Ban
Don, Talang, near Laguna Resort complex and Layan and Bangtao
beaches on the west coast of Phuket, about 2km from Thepkrasatree
Road and only a 15-minute drive to Phuket International Airport.
Shopping is easy with several superstores and markets nearby and
there are two international schools within easy reach.
Classifcation (price range): An ideal afordable option for small
families with growing kids priced from THB 3.08m for Emotion One (2
bedrooms) to THB 3.575m for Emotion Two (3 bedrooms).
Concept: Suburban tropical living in spacious and inspiring two-
storey tropical town homes with two to three bedrooms in a tranquil
neighbourhood.
Space: Emotion One: 5m wide with total living space of 108sqm, plus
an 18.4 sqm driveway and a 12 sqm garden.
Emotion Two: 6m wide with three bedrooms each of which can ft
a king-size bed and and three bathrooms, two en-suite. Total interior
living space is 125 sqm plus a 23.6 sqm driveway and 14 sqm garden.
Specifcation: Top-quality materials throughout, such as durable
Kholer bathroom fttings and asphalt roof shingles plus Fletcher
Aluminium glazing for complete weather protection and noise
reduction.
Design& construction: Contemporary European inspired design
adapted for tropical living using top-quality construction materials and
ecological innovation to keep the home cool in the heat.
About the developer: Established in 2010, Living Vis Co., Ltd.
is dedicated to building afordable high-quality housing with a
transparent approach that means long-term cost savings for home
owners. Living Vis is headed by directors with a wealth of experience
in global building standards: Mr Sunchai Nuengsit (MBA), a member
of the Judging Committee of the Thailand Property Awards and with
15 years experience as a manufacturer and distributor of cutting edge
solutions for environmental sustainability, and Mr Sokoun Chanpreda
multi-award-winning developer of Bangkoks iconic Bed Supper Club.
Legal package: Freehold
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Karon Butterfy
Contacts
SUER Real Estate Co., Ltd
Patak Rd., Karon, Muang, Phuket : +66 81 892 0247
Tan +66 81 893 6755 sales@karonbutterfy.com
Gianluca +66 84 923 2953, +66 81 270 0912 margianlu@hotmail.it
info@karonbutterfy.com www.karonbutterfy.com
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Location: Karon Butterfy Condominium is located in the hills that
surround Karon, only 400 metres from the beach and shopping areas.
You can reach restaurants, entertainment centres and the beautiful
beaches of Patong, Kata and Kata Noi within minutes. There are also
three golf courses within a short driving distance.
Price Range: The company can ofer a variety of apartment sizes and
prices:
Flower Unit apartment (Building E) starting from 3 million baht
Units Building F sold out
Units Building G only one unit available: one bedroom sea view 4.9
million baht
Unit Building CD starting from 4.6 million baht
Concept: Karon Butterfy Condominium combines Italian and Thai
design, creating a modern style that refects the best of the two cultures.
Specifcation: At the end of February 2010, the frst phase of the
project was completed:
Building F with 9 apartments from 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and
living room on the ground foor all with exclusive gardens and portico
- arcade, the frst and second foor units all have a balcony with sea
views (sold).
Building G with 7 apartments from 1 and 2 bedrooms. Now available;
1 unit on the ground foor with exclusive garden and portico arcade
price starting from 4.9 million baht
The second phase of the project is Building E and is composed of
diferent types of apartments called Flower Unit. They are apartments
on three levels from 35 to 64sqm and consist of a kitchen corner with
one bedroom (some units in open plan) with balcony. Behind the
bedroom is located the bathroom with shower, toilet, and sink. The
Flower Unit has sea views or garden views. Prices start from 3 million
baht. Now available only 6 units
Facilities: 300sqm swimming pool with Jacuzzi; restaurant, ftness and
wellness centre.
Building CD all units with sea views on three levels from 46sqm to
119sqm, some units with one bedroom some with two bedrooms.
The building is equipped with a lift.
The Third Phase of the project under construction consists of Buildings
A and B and are composed of diferent types of apartments on three
levels with sea views and pool views. Both buildings are equipped
with a lift.
About The Designers: The Italian Studio of Architecture STArg
(Studio Tecnico Associato Architetti Rubelli e Gussago) (info@starg.it)
has worked together with Thai Architects SRYT IKON STUDIO (sryt@
windowslive.com) in the projects design and construction. See www.
starg.it for details of other projects undertaken.
The construction company is KMIT. The owner Khun Kovit Chankong,
together with his professional team, is well experienced in the
construction and renovation of luxury project villas, residential luxury
villas, complex apartments, and commercial/of ce buildings.
With the ethics of engineering professionals, they are committed to
ofer professional service to our clients. SAFETY is our prime principle
together with client SATISFACTION.
KMIT Construction Services
188/36 Moo 4, T. Thepkasattri A. Thalang, Phuket 83100
Tel/Fax: +66 (0)76 313048 Mobile: +66 (0)81 6520795
info@kmitconstruction.com www.kmitconstruction.com
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Kata Rocks Co., Ltd
: +66 80 533 3330
info@katarocks.com
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Kata Rocks
Location: Kata Rocks is a luxury boutique residence, built directly
on the oceanfront at the southern point of Kata Beach. It is only a
two-minute walk from Kata beach and the many restaurants, bars
and leisure facilities nearby.
Concept & Design: All 34 Sky-Villas have stunning infnity pools,
with uninterrupted ocean views and a huge space for indoor/
outdoor living. Ranging in size from 191sqm to 460sqm, these
stunning Sky Villas ofer absolute privacy, a unique oceanfront
position, innovative technology, the best international building
standards and European furniture, fxtures and fttings.
Price Range: Only 8 Sky Villas are still available for sale; prices range
from 38.5 to 95 million Baht.
Facilities & Service: Kata Rocks ofers the benefts of a boutique
resort with personalised concierge-style service, an oceanfront
restaurant, lounge, library, a fabulous sunset-facing bar, a large
function room, 35m lap pool, wellness & spa facilities and a cutting-
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Contacts
Massa Luna Sales Of ce
Nai Yang Beach (in front of Nai Yang Beach Resort)
: +66 96 139 0005-7
massalunaphuket@gmail.com
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MASSA LUNA CONDO
Location: Massa Luna Condominium is a luxury beachfront
property at Nai Yang beach. Surrounded by mountains, pine trees
and the sea, Mass Luna just 3 km from Phuket International Airport
exudes a peaceful atmosphere at one with nature.
Concept & Design: "The Majestic Pearl of Phuket" is the theme of
Massa Luna Condominium, promoting a creative, relaxed vacation
lifestyle, enhanced by the sea breeze and 360 degree views. Designed
with family living in mind, the foor plans allow you to create your
own spaces. For example, sliding glass doors between living room
and bedroom expand the open living space. All construction
materials are of the highest quality. At Massa Luna Phuket, The place
of Peace, youll enjoy the luxury lifestyle of your dreams.
Price Range: Prices start from THB 3.4m to THB 14m.
Specifcation: There are six types of room, all with modern
tropical style interiors and fully furnished. Living space is between
40 - 83.5 sqm. Options are one bedroom or two bedrooms; all rooms
have a spacious living room, bathroom, kitchen and balcony.
Facilities & Service: Massa Luna Condominium ofers a huge
common area, luxury 5-star hotel-style lobby, ftness room, spa,
sauna and games room. In addition, there is a swimming pool with
tropical garden, Jacuzzi pool and kids' pool, rooftop sky garden and
Infnity pool in every building. In terms of security, there is key card
access from the entrance to each unit, 24-hour security and CCTV.
About the Developer: Porchland Group is a property
development company that engages in social responsibility,
creating and developing projects that have more value than beauty
alone. All projects combine the best of design elements and modern
architecture. Starting from an analysis of the location, the unique
elements of each project are identifed. Then, careful attention is
paid to each step of the construction process with the application of
innovative construction technology.
Porchland Group, a leading real estate developer in Chonburi, has
more than fve years experience of major development projects
and continues to strive, under the concept "We build from our
mind", to develop projects focused on quality of life, integrity of
the development and optimal integration into the environment.
Porchland Group's approach to residential development is to create
trust with our customers, today and forever.
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Contacts
88 Land & Houses Hillside Sales Of ce
88/73 Moo 5, West Chaofa Road, Chalong, Muang, Phuket 83130
: +66 76 521888, +66 76 383888 : +66 76 521555
info@lhphuket.com www.lhphuket.com
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Location: 88 Land and Houses Hillside Phuket is set in a truly central
location with convenient access to many destinations and just 15
minutes from Phuket City. A number of white sandy beaches are close
by Nai Harn, Rawai, Kata and Karon all ideal for swimming plus a
number of famous tourists spots. Easy access to major department
stores such as Central Festival, Tesco Lotus, Big C, Index Living Mall
and Home Pro Village make shopping easy and convenient. Schools,
universities and hospitals are also within easy reach and a direct route
to Phuket international Airport makes for easy commuting.
Price Range: Prices start from an afordable 7.52 million baht.
Concept: Tropical serenity is the theme of 88 Land and Houses
Hillside Phuket which means that the houses are meant to exude
a sense of relaxation as if you were staying in a resort every day.
Beating in under the brand 88, all houses in this project will have a
house number of beginning with 88.
88 Land and Houses Hillside Phuket strives to provide the feeling of a
gateway to a resort, wherein dwellers can totally relax, away from the
hustle and bustle, completely in tune with the hillside location. We
try our best to make sure that once you step into your house, you
will feel as if you are walking into the garden of a mini forest.
Right from the arch at the entrance of the estate, we use large trees
for the main structure so that true relaxation begins there. We go the
extra mile to keep the plants and natural habitat in its original state
when working on landscaping around the estate.
Coming into 88 Land and Houses Hillside Phuket should instantly
give that needed escape from the chaos outside after a long
day at work. Providing a peaceful escape that is both luxurious
and convenient is our main goal. This project is available for 100
families only.
Space: Various facilities are provided for all residents in the estate,
namely a park on the hillside with a panoramic view, featuring a
childrens' playground, a swimming pool and a gym. In terms of
security, we keep the estate safe 24 hours a day with key card and
CCTV systems.
Specifcation: This project occupies a large area and there are
three modern tropical house designs to suit. Topaz has 3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms in 170 sqm, Sapphire has 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms
in 201 sq.m., and Jasper has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms in 272 sqm
where the 4th bedroom is on the ground foor (which can be
adapted for use as a small of ce). They are all designed especially for
the slope of the hillside, categorised into Up and Down style.
Every house is constructed under the theme of Baan Sabai (comfy
house) using Q-con lightweight concrete panels and solar refective
tinted glass windows to lower temperature in the house. Bathrooms
are clearly separated dry and wet areas, while the cold pantry is
separated the hot pantry. There is air-conditioning in every bedroom,
a water retreat, water pump and water tank underground and a
fnished garden.
About the Developer: Land and Houses is a real estate company
of choice for over 30 years with an enviable reputation for providing
high quality homes in beautifully maintained surroundings which
are ideal for families and couples.
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Of ce 366/1 Srisoonthorn Rd, Cherngtalay, Thalang Phuket
Sales booth at Central Festival.
: +66 95 079 6565 (Eng), : + 66 89 594 6888 (Rus)
www.diamondcondominium.com
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I want to build something I would love to buy myself.
These were the words of Mr. Jo DHondt at the recent soft opening
at the Diamond Condominium sales of ce in Bang Tao describing
his vision:
We want to make something in Bang Toa that people can buy, that
has good quality and good value in a good location for a correct and
afordable price.
Diamond Condominium Bang Tao is the brainchild of Belgium-
born business partners Jo DHondt and Rudy Maes, who were also
involved in the development of the nearby Diamond Beach Club at
Surin beach.
A large communal park, luxury waterfront living with pool access,
eco-friendly architecture, a historic setting and a picturesque
downtown just a stroll away. To pull all four elements together in
one location requires a leap of imagination. Diamond Condominium
gives you just that, and so much more
Concept
Here at Diamond Condominium, every unit is a luxuriously-designed
work of art where you can actually open up to breathe in fresh and
gentle breezes, as well as appreciate the lush tropical landscape that
covers approximately 6 rai (9,600 sqm). Diamond Condominium
contains four separate buildings surrounding a central swimming
pool and landscaped community recreation area. In all, the four
buildings will contain 388 units with a total building size of 8,200 sqm.
You certainly can immerse yourself in the relaxed lifestyle of comfort
at Diamond Condominium Bang Tao. This is coastal living at its best.
Location
Diamond Condominium is located within walking distance of
amenities such as Villa Market, a local Thai market, several mini-
marts, beach clubs and restaurants on Bang Tao beach. There are full
car parking facilities. The communal park and a hillside rock garden
surround the building with native plants and trees to enhance the
park-like feel.
Specifcation
There is a range of foor plan confgurations available for both one-
and two-bedroom condos. Room type A, is the entry level one-
bedroom ofering a bathroom/toilet, kitchen, dining and living area.
Price & Completion
Pre-sales have started for the 150 new condo units in buildings 'B'
and 'C', with prices ranging from 2.6 5.9 million bath, equating to an
average of 77,000 baht per sqm. Construction is expected to start in
June this year, with a projected 1.5 years completion date.
On top of this, the developers are also ofering an excellent rental
return of 7% per annum for 3-5 years. Rental arrangements will be
operated with a hotel-like management style to ensure that tenancy
rates remain high.
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VILLA CONDO CONDO
CONDO CONDO
CONDO CONDO CONDO
RAWAI: The frst ever beachfront
condominiums in Phuket. Far enough
out from town to avoid the noise, but
close enough for that early adventure and
island trips, nearby shopping or scuba
diving. Guests will fnd all they need for a
wonderfully relaxing holiday and stay.
TRI TRANG: Appealing location just a few
kms from Patong's bustling nightlife and
entertainment centre, but far enough away
to be peaceful. Tri Trang is ideal for those
who want to party all night and come back
to a place where they can relax and unwind
PATONG: Competitively priced elegant
sea view low-rise condominiums in a high
occupancy area of Patong. Located on a
lush and tranquil hillside on Asia's fnest
resort island of Phuket, situated well above
the much sought-after west coast beach
community of Patong.
PATONG: Conveniently located across the
road from Jungceylon shopping mall,
adjacent to Bangla Road. Visit us without
obligation to discuss property ownership/
investment with one of our senior property
consultants over a refreshing cold drink.
KALIM: located on the Kamala-Patong
road, Kalim Beach. Emerald Phuket
Developments have done it again with your
own private Kalim beach within 100m from
the condominium, and some breath-taking
views that you'll never forget.
SURIN: Located in a prime area, this modern
address ofers a rooftop swimming pool,
ftness centre and shuttle bus service that is
guaranteed to make anyone who stays there
feel they're really on vacation. Well-packaged
product and great value for money.
LAYAN: On 3 rai of land in this prestigious
area, the project ofers magnifcent views
of lagoons and the Laguna Golf Course.
Includes studios, 1- and 2-bedroom units
and penthouses. Set to revolutionise
Phuket's condominium market with resort-
style apartments at afordable prices.
KATHU: Centrally located where all amenities
are within easy reach, no matter what you're
looking for. It's only minutes away from frst
class shopping malls, local Thai markets,
tourist destinations, international hospital,
golf courses and much more.
KOH SIREY: High quality oceanfront homes
with private pier and boat mooring at only
5mins drive to town This area is under major
development by luxury hotel brands that
will only add value to this address. Show
house available to view.
CHALONG: This project is on the southern
coast of Phuket Island, a few minutes from
Chalong Pier. The feeling of relaxation that
this luxury space promotes is a breath of
fresh air, like an emotional massage of the
senses making any vacation seem like a
break in paradise.
PATONG: We have a couple of Information
Centres in Patong's biggest shopping mall,
where our promotional staf will be more
than pleased to assist you in setting up a
meeting with our professional consultants.
KATA: Located on Kata Beach, our
information point allows you to have all
your property-related questions answered.
Our of ce is open Monday Sunday from
9am-6pm.
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NAI HARN: In the heart of Nai Harn, 5 min
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PATONG: Located in a peaceful orchid
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5-bedroom villa provides true luxury with
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experience.
BANGTAO: Located in quiet and natural
surroundings between Layan and Bang Tao
beaches. A creative boutique collection of
pool villas, ranging from 2 bedrooms up.
KOH KEAW: 4-bedroom villa located in a
small gated estate near Boat Lagoon and
British International School. Features double
car park, garden, open living dining area on
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NAI HARN: Situated in a peaceful location in
Nai Harn, this 2-bedroom villa enjoys a chic
and stylish design. Set over two levels with
its very own private Jacuzzi pool and garden.
Long term and holiday rental available.
RAWAI: Set on 1,500sqm of land, this unique
high-quality pool villa features 4 bedrooms
and 5 bathrooms. The villa is located in a
small and peaceful estate, just 10 min away
from Nai Harn Beach.
RAWAI: First ever oceanfront condominium
development, managed by a worldwide
branded hotel, Best Western Plus. Project
combines studios, 1 bedroom and 2-bedroom
units. Key Features: Rental program, Freehold
available.
KOH KEAW: Located 5 min away from British
International School, marinas, this beautiful
private pool villa features 4 bedrooms, 5
bathrooms, swimming pool, garden and
double car park. Ideal for a frst home in
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NAI HARN: Great Balinese style development
of only 9 villas in the heart of Nai Harn. With
exceptional mountain views, easy beach
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available, 2 and 3 bedrooms. A must see!
RAWAI: The villas follow a contemporary
functional design concept. All 2 and 3
bedrooms are arranged in a L-shape.
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lifestyle. Attention to details ensures
quality.
PATONG: Overlooking Patong Bay, this
2-bedroom villa is located in a small estate,
perfectly maintained. Built on 3 foors to
maximise views. Double car park, private
swimming pool, rooftop sun deck.
KALIM: Located in a beautiful estate on
Kalim hill. This 2-bedroom villa ofers
337sqm of luxury with stunning views over
the Andaman Sea. Private plunge pool
situated on the top foor to allow the best
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KA VILLA
For further information about
Ka Villa
: +66 86 6862389 www.kavillaphuket.com
Andrew Campbell
Project Manager of Ka Villa
How long have you been with Ka Villa? Whats your position?
I started in February 2013. I'm the Project Manager in charge
of design, construction, sales and marketing of the pool villa
development, Ka Villa at Laem Ka Beach in Rawai.
What were you doing / where were you living & working
before? I was a Real Estate Agent with Re/Max Real Estate in
Calgary, Alberta, Canada for 15 years and have been in real estate in
Phuket for 12 years now.
Whats special / diferent about Ka Villa? Ka Villa is in a unique
location, just a 10 minute walk to the year-round sandy swimming
beach of Laem Ka Beach.
What are its unique points? The living room and master bedroom
open up entirely to the outside, which is one-of-a kind in Phuket.
At Ka Villa you can have a 2-, 3-, 4- or even a 5 bedroom villa, some
with ocean views, from 9.2 million baht.
Tell us something about your role in the business. I oversee the
project & villa design, sales, marketing, construction and fnancial
matters. As all areas are interrelated, it helps to have one person in
charge of everything.
What are the main challenges as they relate to your role?
Finding the time to look into everything, especially as the
development is selling so quickly.
And what are the biggest dif culties you have to overcome?
Speaking Construction Thai so that I can communicate efectively
with the workers.
Whats your main target market? Our target market includes:
1) The seasonal tourist looking for a holiday home.
2) Foreigners planning to retire soon but who want to buy now
to avoid the increasing prices in Phuket.
3) Investors looking for a good return on their investment.
4) Local expats seeking to move into a better-quality home but
wanting to keep within their retirement budget.
Whats your approach to marketing? Cooperative promotion
of the development through property agents on the island and a
strategic variety of advertising in many diferent mediums to target
all buyers.
What do you like most about what you do now? I've always
loved property sales and now as Project Manager, I get to be
involved in every aspect of the development including the
construction and design. Every day is diferent and presents a new
challenge.
And what do you like least? Not as much personal time to
enjoy the great island of Phuket.
What do you see as your biggest successes to date? The speed
of sales at a new development is surprising with Phase 1 sold out
in less than one year, and to see the show villas completed in less
than 6 months.
Did the protests in Bangkok afect your business? Not at all:
Potential buyers know Phuket well enough to know that Bangkok
and Phuket are very diferent and what happens in Bangkok has
little efect on the Phuket real estate market.
What is your overriding ambition at this stage in your life? To
do my own project as a developer. I know that the customers love
my villa designs. Sales and marketing in Phuket is second nature
to me after 27 years in property sales, and now the construction
process and details are part of my vocabulary, both from a
language and knowledge perspective.
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Are there any laws of the road in Thailand?
HUGHESKRUPICA CONSULTING
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n Thai newspapers, vivid photographs of road accidents pepper
various pages on a daily basis, showing the tragedies that have
befallen a family or families, in vivid Technicolor. The scenes
of death on the road, often stared at in wonder for minutes;
photographs of wreckage are taken and posted on social media,
only to be forgotten, whilst families are left to sort out the hole and
gargantuan damage exacted on the rest of their lives.
For foreign visitors or foreign residents in the Kingdom, the roads
and laws of the road, or seeming disregard for the rules, can be a
frustrating experience.
Other than the obvious but often ignored law, the Motor Vehicle
Act 1979 that all persons wishing to drive a motor vehicle must
apply and obtain a drivers license are there any other rules of the
road in Thailand?
Are there any speed limits?
There are, but they remain a mystery to many. These are supposed
to be learnt quickly at the time of the driving test, but almost as
quickly they appear to be forgotten. Ministerial regulations such as
that of 1999 issued under the Highway Act 1992 set the maximum
speed that any car in Thailand can drive at as being 120km/hr. Little
point then, in driving a Ferrari along Thong Lor, a Lambourghini
along Sathorn or around Layan Hills in Phuket unless you enjoy
driving but underutilising a powerful engine.
Motorbike speeds are capped at 90km/hr.
There are a myriad of rules about trucks, depending on the load
they carry and these are dictated by ministerial regulations issued
mostly under the Land Traf c Act of 1979. For example, if you see
a cement truck in Phuket with a load of more than 1,200kg a rare
sight indeed, the driver should be adhering to the limits of 60km/hr
or 80km/hr depending on the location and Zone.
If you feel confused at this point, you should further note that if a
road sign expresses a lower limit than that prescribed, the lower
limit applies.
What is the maximum fne for exceeding a speed limit?
Amazingly, 1,000 THB under section 152 of the Land Traf c Act.
What is the standard of care that should be applied by all
drivers?
If all people followed the road laws in Thailand, the following
provision would, with enforcement, surely reduce the number of
accidents and road deaths:
Section 43, Land Traf c Act 1979 (amended):
No driver shall drive a vehicle:
(1) While being incompetent to drive
(2) While being intoxicated by liquor or other alcoholic drinks
(3) In a manner that obstructs traf c
(4) With carelessness or recklessness which may cause danger to
persons or property
(5) In a manner not normally practiced in driving a vehicle or
while unable to see the way in front or at the back or either/
both sides clearly enough for safety
(6) Beyond or on the line dividing traf c lanes, except upon
changing lanes, turning or turning around the vehicle
(7) On a footpath without suf cient cause, except a baby-carriage
or wheelchair for sick or disabled persons
(8) Without thinking about the safety or sufering of other persons
(9) While talking on a mobile phone unless using an earphone
Well, there we have it: since 1979 these very sensible laws have
been enshrined in the Thai legal system. No need to change the
laws as they cover most behaviour.
Do I need to wear a motorbike helmet?
If you take a quick look around you, you might think not. However,
section 148 of the Land Traf c Act 1979, states that the rider and
the passenger of a motorbike, shall wear a helmet.
There are exceptions for these
rules, including for monks,
novice monks, persons of
religion persuasions under
which a turban is required
being examples.
Can I modify my bike and
add a sidecar?
You are not allowed to modify
a vehicle that does not meet
registration requirements
under section 14 of the Motor
Vehicle Act 1979. If you do,
you can sufer a fne of no
more than 1,000 THB under
section 60.
What if I park my Ferrari at Tesco Lotus and someone
deliberately scratches it?
This unlikely event would be classed as criminal mischief, under
section 358 of the Criminal Code with a penalty of either 6,000 THB
or 3 years imprisonment, or both.
Is it acceptable to damage another vehicle in an accident, and
simply drive away or fee the scene?
No. Any person who drives a vehicle and causes damage to another
person or another persons property, be it his fault or not, should
stop the vehicle and give appropriate assistance, and immediately
report to an of cer who is on duty near to the scene, leaving his full
name, address and the vehicle registration number with the injured
person. The penalty for breach of this law is a fne between 2,000
THB and 10,000 THB, and/or 3 months imprisonment.
Are there laws requiring trucks, minivans and coach drivers to
maintain their vehicles, including their brakes?
Of course: section 6 of the Land Traf c Act 1979 requires that
vehicles on the road must be properly maintained. Failure to do so
incurs a fne of 500 THB.
What are the penalties for ofering a police of cer a bribe?
Section 144 of the Thailand Penal Code states that whoever giving,
ofering or agreeing to give property or any other beneft to an
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Khun Kanokporn Amonsatapipat, Paralegal, Hughes Krupica..
Hughes Krupica is a law frm which specialises in Real Estate; Construction;
Hospitality; Corporate; Dispute Resolution; and Litigation, operating in
Bangkok and Phuket, servicing clients in relation to their business activities
in Thailand and in other regions of Asia. www.hugheskrupica.com
of cial, a member of State Legislative Assembly, a member of
Provincial Assembly or a member of Municipal Assembly so as
to induce such person to do or not to do any act, or to delay the
doing of any act contrary to one's own duty, shall be imprisoned for
no more than fve years or fned a maximum of 10,000 THB or both.
What are the penalties for a police of cer accepting a bribe?
Under section 149 of the Thailand Penal Code: Whoever, being
an of cial, member of the State legislative Assembly, member of
the Changwat Assembly or member of the Municipal Assembly,
wrongfully demands, accepts or agrees to accept for himself or
the other person a property or any other beneft for exercising or
not exercising any of his functions, whether such exercise or non-
exercise of his functions is wrongful or not, shall be punished with
imprisonment of 5 to 20 years or imprisonment for life, and a fne of
2,000 to 40,000 THB, or death.
So there you have it: Theres no need to re-draft
any laws they exist already.
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guests staying at the resorts. She started stocking the shops with
kaftans by Australian designer Camilla, for one, after asking a guest
about her vibrant attire.
For those looking to wear something chic and silky with a bit of
added glitz that can extend into the tropical night, Re K Tas Marie
France Van Damme collection is a fne place to start. The fabrics are
simply gorgeous, from simple white silk to eye-popping metallic
bronze and gunmetal. Meanwhile, for something light, intricate and
feminine by Regardez Moi.
For men, the overriding theme in Re K Ta is function, action and
keeping cool. A rainbow of top-quality shirts in linen and cotton is
complemented by fun-patterned board shorts by French brands 83
990 Tenue De Plage, its name derived from the zip code of St Tropez
and Vilebrequin. With price tags of 5,000 baht up, these brands do
not come cheap, but theyre certainly built to last. Marie said the
Vilebrequin shorts will still look great after 15 years.
Vilebrequin board shorts are also found up at Surin Beach in the
Catch Beach Club Gallery. Catch, as well as its sister shop Twinpalms
Gallery at the Twinpalms resort, is focused on simple and classic
styles for the tropics, said Gallery Supervisor Sawai Ton Chaiphithip.
PHUKET BEACH FASHION
With our beach towel in tow, we stopped into some of Phukets
best beach and resort wear boutiques to fnd out what the sun-
worshipping smart set are wearing this season.
Searching for the islands most glamorous beach styles, we
frst stopped in at the Re K Ta Boutique and Caf on Kata
Beach. Attached to The Boathouse resort, which has long been
synonymous with sophistication, the shop is brimming with top
European brands including the fnely-shaped and fattering Melissa
Odabash swimwear collection.
Boathouse General Manager Marie-Laure Fleury, who also oversees
both the Re K Ta shop and the Trisara Gallery boutique shop in
Naithon Beach, said that many of the selections were inspired by
With its miles of soft white sands and a rising number
of trendy beach clubs, the beach is where Phukets
style-setters go to showcase their fashions. And its on
the sands that many of the islands fashion Donts are
also on full display. Sure, you can fnd plenty of cheap
beachwear on the streets of Patong but those who
really want to make some waves, fashion-wise, will be
searching for styles that say knockout rather than
knockof.
Re K Ta - Marie-France Vandamme beach cover up
Re K Ta - Marie-France Vandamme resort wear
Re K Ta - Minmala jewellry
Re K Ta - Minmala bracelet
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69 slam fabric patterns feature
such varied and unusual images as
famingos, watermelons, iPods, and
fttingly for Patong perhaps pole
dancing and pinup girls. Board shorts
for both men and women are among
the best-selling items, in particular
those printed with oranges. Ben said
he expects their swimsuits for kids to
become popular in Phuket, as many
expat families in Bali wouldnt be seen
at the beach without their 69 slam suits.
One innovation with an eco-friendly
edge is 69 slams use of bamboo fbre,
which will eventually replace cotton for
all items using natural fabrics. Ben said
its a durable and cool fabric perfect
for the tropics, and it feels silkier to the
touch than cotton.
Accessories are essential for adding
polish and personality to any beach
look, and one of the most striking items
found at both Re K Ta and Catch Beach
is the Meiow Hill Tribe Thailand vintage
handbags, hand-crafted with authentic
and antique materials from the six Golden Triangle hill tribes of
Northern Thailand. These retail at about 12,000 baht, but back in
Europe these one-of-a-kind bags are sold for 1,000 Euro or more,
said Marie.
Other interesting pieces made in Thailand include the turquoise
and shell necklaces at Catch Beach Club and the colourful
Boho-luxe jewellery designs incorporating pearls, semi-precious
gemstones and silk tassels by Thai-born designer Maneerat Minnie
Moser under her Minmala brand at Re K Ta. Also at Re K Ta are
beaded necklaces and bracelets by Danny Billaud, with a beautiful
mix of subtle-toned natural stones and fashes of glitter plus
desirable itmes from Zen sisters, Tigers and Dragons, etc...
Hats, naturally, are the best way to both stay cool and look cool
at the beach, and there are few better ways to top of a tropical
style than with the classic Panama hat, which may be found at
both Re K Ta and Catch Beach Club. Re K Tas Helen Kaminski hat
collection, meanwhile, ofers some lovely well-crafted styles that
will give any outft an instant dose of elegance.
PHUKET BEACH FASHION
Most of the items here are designed especially
for Catch and Twinpalms, and the beach clubs
and resort staf serve as models for the clothes
since much of what they wear is also on sale
at the shops even the serving stafs leather
money belts. Catch pieces are mainly in cheerful
blue and white while Twinpalms Gallery items
have a more chic favour with black and creamy
white silks and linens.
Among the best-selling items are the white
polo shirts for men and women. Fishermans
trousers in white linen are also popular, said
Khun Ton. Catch Beach Club further extends its
reach into all things fun and beachy with Catch-
branded surfboards, body boards, towels and
beer coolers available for sale.
A brash and bright shop new on the scene
in Phuket is 69 slam, a beach and underwear
brand that had its start in Bali but has since
spread to some 40 countries. Ben Gale, the big
boss man for the outlet on Patongs beach road,
said 69 slams designs are aimed at active and
younger beach-goers who like more edgy and
rebellious looks. The brand was set to gain wider
exposure in October with male and female
contestants on the US reality show Americas Next Top Model
wearing 69 slam designs on the catwalk during their visit to Bali.
Contacts:
Catch Beach Club Gallery www.catchbeachclub.com
Twinpalms Gallery www.twinpalms-phuket.com
Re K Ta Boutique and Caf www.rekataphuket.com
Trisara Gallery www.trisara.com
69 Slam Phuket www.facebook.com/69slamthai
Catch Beach Vilebrequin board shorts
and beachy men's wear
Khun Ton of Twinpalms
models a cool beach club look
Catch Beach Club team fashions
Re K Ta - Danny Billaud
Re K Ta - board shorts by 83 990 Tenue De Plage
Catch Beach Club staf & stylish guests
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Still raining? Need a diversion? All the latest movies are on ofer
on the island. There are three excellent multiplex cinemas for
you to choose from: SFX Cinema, third foor, Central Festival
Phuket, Coliseum Paradise Multiplex, Phuket City and SFX Cinema,
Jungceylon, Patong. There is also a 4-D YMAX cinema featuring
3-D short animation along with sound, light and wind efects and
vibrating seats. The theatre is at Central Festival Phuket, Coliseum
Paradise Multiplex, Phuket City and SFX Cinema, Jungceylon,
Patong.
THINGS TO DO
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Things to do
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THINGS TO DO
To fnd all these great places get yourself a copy of STREETS of PHUKET - 188 pages of detailed street maps,
landmarks and local information - with a series of comprehensive indexes. Its the easiest way to fnd your way around
Phuket. Check www.streetsofphuket.com to fnd out where to get it at only 399 baht itll save you time and fuel.
Blue Elephant
Mom Tri's Boathouse
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Phuket ofers many bird-watching opportunities. The terrain
includes mangrove forests, marshland and secondary and old-
growth jungle. The best time of the year to visit Phuket for bird
watching is from about the middle of October through April. At this
time, many species of migratory birds will be present.
Over two hundred species of have been spotted on Phuket. Full day
and overnight tours ofer the birder a variety of habitats in which
to see exotic birds. Apart from Phuket you can also add a day of
birding in Phang Nga Province or Khao Sok National Park. Thale Noi
and Krabi are also good destinations. Tours are educational, easy
and fun.
What to bring: binoculars, lightweight walking boots or sports
shoes, camera (if you wish), mosquito repellent, a hat and sun
lotion. Tours will supply a spotting scope. For more info about
birding tours, contact Thailand Birding, Tel: +66 (0)76 241519,
+66 (0)81 893 6558. Web: www.thailandbirding.com.
In Phuket there are several cooking schools that ofer excellent
courses where you can learn directly from professional chefs. If you
love Thai food and want to learn how its done, its worth taking a
day or two of your holiday to attend a Thai cooking class:
Mom Tri's Boathouse Thai Cooking classes. Every Wednesday and
weekends from 10am until 2pm. 2 days: 3,500++ baht /guest and 1
day: 2,200++ baht /guest. Website: www.boathousephuket.com.
Blue Elephant Cooking School. Open every day and you can
choose either morning programme from 8:30am and or the
afternoon one from 1:30pm. Email: cooking.school@blueelephant.
com. Website: www.blueelephant.com.
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TELEPHONE DIRECTORY ENQUIRY
Directory Enquiry-Local 183/1133
Overseas Operator / Enquiry 100
Billing Enquiries +66 76 214299
TAT Call Centre 1672
TRAVEL
Suvarnabhumi Airport +66 2 132 1888
Departures +66 2 132 9324 #9327
Arrivals +66 2 132 9328 #9329
Don Muang Airport
Departures +66 2 535 1192
Arrivals +66 2 535 1253
Phuket Int'l Airport +66 76 327230-7
Tourist Information 1672
Air Asia +66 2 515 9999
Bangkok Airways +66 76 225033-5
Orient Thai Airlines 1126
Nok Air 1318
Thai Airways +66 76 360444
China Airlines +66 76 327099,
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Silk Air +66 76 304018-20
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