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Vigan, a Piece of Spain in Asia

Vigan, a Piece of Spain in Asia

April, come she will, and old Pattaya hands head for the hills. They’re escaping the knucklehead carnage that the local version of Songkran has now devolved to. Those “hills” can be anywhere but for escapees who head to the Philippines, here’s a tip: bypass Manila and Angeles, and keep going north to Luzon’s two most livable provinces, Ilocos Sur and Norte.

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TEE OFF IN HUA HIN

TEE OFF IN HUA HIN

Not many golf course deals beat the one hatched on the Royal Hua Hin course in 1932. During a game Siam’s King Prajadhipok (Rama VII) was told that an alliance of bureaucrats and officers in Bangkok were demanding he replace Siam’s 700-year old absolute monarchy with a constitutional one. The King reportedly said to his companions, "I told you so," and played on. And thus began Siam-Thailand’s go-stop-go journey towards liberal democracy.

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Escape Artistry: Quick Breaks Across the Border

Escape Artistry: Quick Breaks Across the Border

Kek Lok Si Temple on the hills of Penang is the biggest buddhist temple complex in South East Asia. It is beautifully ornamented and you can easily spend a full afternoon wandering around admiring the statues, the praying halls, feeding the carpes and the holy turtles and enjoying the breezy mountain view over George Town.

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Thailand Tourism Festival 2015

Thailand Tourism Festival 2015

To celebrate the grand opening celebration of the “2015 Discover Thainess” campaign, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has rescheduled the country’s biggest tourism event, the Thailand Tourism Festival (TTF), to be held during 14-18 January, 2015, at Lumpini Park, Bangkok.

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Travel Thailand and Beyond - river Chindwin

Travel Thailand and Beyond - river Chindwin

The Chindwin flows monsoon brown but its verdant shores are studded with the golden spindles and holy beehives of Buddhist stupas and pagodas. We’re on a two-week journey upriver to Myanmar’s remote northwest aboard RV Pandaw Katha, a pedigreed descendant of last century’s Irrawaddy steamers

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Nong Nooch Tropical Garden

Nong Nooch Tropical Garden

Even if you have zero interest in farming, gardening, horticulture, and all things related to botany or the science of growing greenery, you won’t be disappointed when you acquiesce to allow family members or your newly minted Thai friends to drag you kicking and screaming to Nong Nooch Tropical Garden – one of Pattaya City’s most popular attractions

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Chachoengsao – golden temples and flying foxes

Chachoengsao – golden temples and flying foxes

Following on from last month’s trip to Chachoengsao here is the report of our return visit. Again I would stress that there is so much to see and do in this province that one day is not enough, and even two will only get you to the highlights. This trip was mainly to visit three rather spectacular temples, a silver one, a gold one and one full of giant bats, although it also took in yet another giant statue of Ganesh, the Hindu god with the elephant head, and an old fort with ancient cannon.

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Travel to Chachoengsao province

Travel to Chachoengsao province

I had forgotten just how much there is to see in the province of Chachoengsao. Our latest trip just touched the northern edges of what's available. No matter as we will cover more of the province in a future article

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Koh Tarutao

Koh Tarutao

It used to be Thailand’s version of Devils Island, the infamous French prison off South America. Like it, Koh Tarutao was malaria-wracked, surrounded by sea and totally removed from public scrutiny. Fortunately, things do change. The French are long-gone from Devils Island, as are the malaria and crocodiles from Tarutao. Gone too are its prison guards and convicts, and the bizarre tale of how they teamed together during World War II to become pirates.

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Pattaya Hotels: From Inexpensive to In-excess

Pattaya Hotels: From Inexpensive to In-excess

To illustrate both ends of Pattaya’s hotel price and quality spectrum, we’re going to compare three random “high-so” or five-star hotels with three random “cheap Charlie” or budget hotels to help you determine if you want to scrimp or squander your hard-earned cash on holiday accommodations.

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Wet but not Wild

Wet but not Wild

September on Koh Chang is wet. It’s the last of the four peak months of the rainy season. According to the Thai weather bureau, rain in September averages about 24 of its 30 days. That said, only six or seven of these rainy days will be heavy enough to make an off-season tourist stay inside reading a book, watching TV, or sitting in a nearby bar attempting to drain the last of whatever alcoholic libation takes their fantasy.

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Lazing About in Boats

Lazing About in Boats

What is a constant amazement about Pattaya is that a luxury experience need not carry a luxury price tag. You don't need to own the BTS to take a private trip out to visit some of the amazing islands off Na Jomtien without having to share the trip with 300 people in a boat which may or may not reach the intended destination. In fact, the cost of a really remarkable day out with Pattaya Boat Charter is surprisingly low, given the amazing quality of the experience.

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Many Things in One Bite

Many Things in One Bite

It beggs belief that by consuming a bunch of random raw ingredients that don’t really taste all that great on their own, even after being drizzled with a sticky sauce, and cradled in a somewhat bitter leaf, could possibly be the reason for jubilant celebration in respect to one’s taste buds – but it’s true. Whether eaten as a simple street snack or dressed up as a well heeled appetizer, the Thai concoction known as Miang Kham is considered by many devotees to be a one bite wonder.

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Le St. Trop

Le St. Trop

Le St. Trop one of Pattaya’s newest french restaurants. Taking a more traditional approach to French dining. Hidden away in the Ratanakorn Market on Thepasit road Le St. Trop offers a very relaxed outdoor atmosphere, but with a little more sophistication than your typical outdoor restaurant.

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MAY's URBAN THAI DINE

MAY's URBAN THAI DINE

When it comes to food, it always comes down to taste, presentation, price and of course atmosphere plays a big role as well. So when I initially tried May's they were a Food stall like no other. They started at KISS Food Rompo Market across from Soi 5 on Jomtien 2nd road. They operated from a food cart, but it was clear they were different, with a full temporary kitchen set up behind the booth, proper chairs and tables, and an actual menu NOT in a plastic folder! Their presentation and food was above the street cart level for sure and was something you would expect to find in a much larger and expensive restaurant.

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Valentino Italian Thai Restaurant

Valentino Italian Thai Restaurant

Hidden away in the heart of Pattaya City, just a stone’s throw from the Foodland Supermarket on Central Pattaya Road, Valentino Italian restaurant holds court in true Italian fashion. Valentino, the Emilia Romagna inspired trattoria was designed to be savored. As such it moves at its own relaxed pace, so don’t expect to get in and out with any degree of expediency.

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Guilty Pleasure Bistro

Guilty Pleasure Bistro

his establishment is not something we are used to in Pattaya. The brainchild of a small group of educated, well-travelled and young Thais, Guilty Pleasure is changing the way we see dining in our town.

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Ruen Thai Restaurant

Ruen Thai Restaurant

When you want to go somewhere absolutely rustic and faithful to Thai culture and traditions, you should definitely go to Ruen Thai Restaurant. This is an oasis of tranquility, tucked peacefully away in a small alley on 2nd Road within walking distance to Walking Street.

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Bake N Brew is more than Coffee Cakes and Breakfast

Bake N Brew is more than Coffee Cakes and Breakfast

Throughout the years, Pattaya has experienced a revival of quality restaurants and diners. Bake N' Brew is certainly at the forefront of this culinary renaissance in Sin City

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Tequila Reef Restaurant

Tequila Reef Restaurant

If you enjoy more than ample portions of diverse and hearty fare, combined with exotic tropical drinks that are served in a convivial atmosphere at a price that won’t embarrass your budget then stop making excuses and drop by Tequila Reef for some truly fabulous food and dazzling drinks

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Pattaya is blessed with international food traditions

Pattaya is blessed with international food traditions

Pattaya is a multinational touristic city where you can taste cuisine from all over the world. Different traditions (in a wonderful mix with traditional thai food) came to Pattaya with expats. Now you can celebrate Christmas, European and Chinese New Years, St. Patrick's Day, Thanksgiving Day and a lot more special occasions from your homeland.

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Da Vinci Restaurant

Da Vinci Restaurant

Located at the front of View Talay Residence 4 on the corner of Soi 5 (Immigration) and Jomtien Second Road is the impressive looking Da Vinci Restaurant and Champagne Lounge. As the name suggests this classy venue is much more than just a restaurant.

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#SecretlyA9YearOld

#SecretlyA9YearOld

The fact is that I still enjoy a good chocolate milkshake. As a grown man, I am now supposed to eschew such childish beverages and instead drink tea or coffee during the day and something alcoholic in the evenings. While I'm perfectly happy with the alcoholic bit, I can't get my head around the insistance that I act like a grown-up and limit myself to those options, one of which is as deplorable as the other. I can just about manage to force down a cup of tea if I load it with sugar, but there is not enough sugar in the world to make coffee drinkable!

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Banana or Glûay

Banana or Glûay

Thought to have originated on the Malaysian archipelago, the banana is believed to have first been domesticated in Papua New Guinea. From there, the banana tree floated, swam or otherwise made its way up to Southeast Asia proper. The banana is also one of the edible commodities that emigrated from Asia to the Muslim world, then to Africa, and from there over to the Western world, instead of the other way around. Botanists estimate that there are nearly 1,000 varieties of the fruit worldwide. These are further subdivided into 50 different sub-groups. Grown in three-quarters of the countries on this planet, more than 105 million metric tonnes of bananas are exported annually.

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Is there a real grassroots football system in place in Thailand?

Is there a real grassroots football system in place in Thailand?

Yes, we all know that Thai’s love football just as much as most Europeans. This is prominently due to the global success of the EPL (English Premier League) plus the newly formatted TPL (Thai Premier League) being available on TV across the nation. Add to that the recent success of the National team winning the AFF Suzuki Cup, and you can see why the number of followers continue to rise. Yet even after this success Thailand are currently only ranked 142 in the world by FIFA, which is it’s 2nd lowest ranking since the this system was introduced in 1992. The highest position the nation has held was 45th back in 1998.

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MMA is coming to town and Full Metal Dojo is the name to remember

MMA is coming to town and Full Metal Dojo is the name to remember

One of the cultural aspects of Thailand that has always captivated me is Muay Thai. I have always had a huge amount of respect and admiration towards these warriors, the daily perseverance and effort they put in in order to become a champion is just amazing.

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The Longest Drive in the World

The Longest Drive in the World

PHUKET, Thailand – While attempting to set a Guinness World Record for driving an electric golf cart from Pattaya to Phuket, a distance of approximately 1,400km, Graham Haslam and Mark Cameron have this week reached a milestone in their efforts to raise money for Phuket charity, Phuket Has Been Good To Us, hitting the THB1 million mark.

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Why Muay Thai is quickly becoming the top fitness

Why Muay Thai is quickly becoming the top fitness

Though Thai boxing is famous for it's violence and tough competition, the sport posses amazing advantages to those looking to get back into shape. Because of it's training style, which focuses a lot on core muscles , agility and both lower and upper body strength, Muay Thai training is one of the most complete exercise regimens that exist.

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Down swing & follow through

Down swing & follow through

Thanks for looking into our monthly TPR Golf Tip. Last time we looked at how to build a proper simple back swing. Today we will be looking into how to get the golf club down and through the ball into a balanced finish.

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The magic of the undersea world

The magic of the undersea world

Now it is time to do something about that scuba dive certificate you promised yourself when you first arrived in Thailand. There is anything but a lack of dive shops in and around Pattaya. You’ll need to take some lessons and pay close attention, then rent your gear, find a boat and get in the water. For under 2,000 Baht you can be in the water in a couple of hours and for the entire day

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Getting fit with enjoyment

Getting fit with enjoyment

What good is an exercise program if you won't stick with it? Some people will tell you the key to completing something is simple discipline but how much discipline is required to finish an ice cream sundae? Here are some exercises that may not be as easy to complete as an ice cream sundae but won't require a drill sergeant to get you motivated.

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Going Fishing with Roger

Going Fishing with Roger

Hi Folks, I have been going out to Koh Man Wichai some 5 miles west of Koh Larn. It is about 90 minutes from Naban so I have to be careful about the weather. Another problem is the shipping lanes, those big cargo ships might not see or pick up on their radar a small boat and even if they did there is not a lot they could do about it. However the fishing can be good, with the chance of queen fish and Spanish mackerel up for grabs.

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Fundamentals of the Back Swing

Fundamentals of the Back Swing

Dear Golfers, Thanks again for taking your time to read through our instruction. This week we will talk about the back swing. Probably the most talked about topic in the golf swing.

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Muay Thai Kickboxing

Muay Thai Kickboxing

Ask the average farang tourist in Thailand what they believe is the spirit of the country and you’ll probably get an answer such as, “Friendliness,” or, “Generosity,” or if the tourist is more well versed, “Sanook,” the Thai idea that fun should be incorporated into every aspect of life. The answer would probably not be “Aggression,” or, “Combat,” yet these are the essence of Thailand’s most enduring popular sport and possibly it’s most popular non-culinary export: Muay Thai Kickboxing

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The Perfect Golf Swing

The Perfect Golf Swing

Dear golfers, I welcome you to another edition of the TPR monthly golf tip. After we talked about the grip in the last issue, we will now talk about "posture & set up". A good golf swing in general is based on turning around our spine. To be able to do that we need to be in a good posture. Here is how to do it (7 Iron)

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Introducing Polo – the fine sport of Royals

Introducing Polo – the fine sport of Royals

Polo is increasingly becoming popular in Thailand, and in Pattaya there are two polo clubs. In the 2007 Asean Games, Thailand managed to secure the bronze medal, while Malaysia became the winner followed by Singapore, that took home the silver medal.

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A Glimpse of Stocking

A Glimpse of Stocking

First rule of writing (adverts): Know Your Audience. If you were drawn by the title you are most likely heterosexual, born in the forties and can remember first FrankSinatra, then latterly, Harpers Bizarre mangling Cole Porter’s marvelous lyrics. And of course you remember stockings. American GI’s stationed in Britain during WW2 had their pick of the land girls by virtue (if that is the right expression) of having unlimited supplies of nylon stockings. Over-paid, over-sexed and over here was growled by those sexually active Brits unlucky enough not to be overseas fighting the dreaded Hun.

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All that Glisters

All that Glisters

Paul was down on his uppers. He’d started with a small fortune and had had it whittled down to a mere lump sum. It wasn’t just the Thai girls who’d relieved him; fellow farangs all had get-rich quick schemes if only Paul would lend them the wherewithal. He had bought into bars with no customers; whose only regulars were the local Plod.

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Revenge is as Sweet as Chocolate

Revenge is as Sweet as Chocolate

He had been told that Thais were extremely racist and this bothered him, for he was black. It was his first time in Thailand and Bangkok was disappointing: it was airless, polluted and the girls were full of themselves. Soi Cowboy, the newly renovated Nana Plaza even a run-down Pat Pong all seemed full of preening primadonnas who thought themselves too good for him. The pollution; the traffic jams and the hours wasted sitting in an immobile taxi convinced him to try his luck in Pattaya.

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Driver Licence To Kill

Driver Licence To Kill

The road was clear; traffic light green. I was in such a good mood. We, my wife and I, had spent my birthday weekend in Bangkok. As I drove back towards Pattaya on the number seven road, a cloud flickered on the horizon. The flashing lights ahead could mean either an accident or police check. I was not unduly worried when it turned into the latter. I’d not strayed above a hundred once. I smiled as I handed my license to the officer. His emotions were difficult to read; besides the crotch hugging uniform, he wore designer sunglasses with reflective lenses. He was polite as he pointed out that my license had expired on my birthday, four days ago. I could not believe five years had slipped by since I first went to the License centre in Bang Lamung.

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Disappointing Miss Daisy

Disappointing Miss Daisy

Are you one of those old farts who spend his remaining days grumbling about the standard of driving on Thai roads and the cost of Heinz beans in Tesco Lotus? Or are you of the other persuasion – nothing to do with which way your sexual proclivities lie – is your glass half empty or half full? If you are one of the latter, you are like me. I wake every morning to blue skies and sunshine with a smile on my face. I bless the day I decided to move lock, stock and one smoking barrel to Pattaya. I am in the Land of Smiles: when I walk fifty metres, I see more attractive girls about me than you can see in a UK marathon.

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This is why we LOVE Thailand

This is why we LOVE Thailand

A number of curious Thai practices and customs occur with frequency across the Land of Smiles. For example, anyone can completely and without consequences soak a policeman, or anyone else for that matter, with ice cold water celebrating Songkran in the month of April. At Loi Krathong celebrations in November anyone can ignite a lighter-than-air lantern and launch that flaming craft into the skies without any regard as to where that airborne firebomb might land.

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Flight of Fancy

Flight of Fancy

No matter what our nationality, sexual preference, job status, we all have one thing in common - the flight over. I know there are some Cheap Charlies who come as stokers on Japanese tramp steamers, or who back-pack across Myanmar but how else to get in lots of airline jokes?

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Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Ben’s bad back was a source of amusement to his friends on the quiz team. He put it down to golf and gardening; they said it was the other! The tropical climate of Thailand gave him some relief, but not much. He walked stiffly and was forced to turn his whole body to look at anything in his peripheral vision. Driving was a chore, reversing was almost impossible. At 65, he could no longer afford medical insurance on a meager pension and so was forced to rely on his own initiative. He tried every different kind of muscle relaxant, pain killers, stress pills; all in vain.

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A Debt of Honour

A Debt of Honour

Yongyut was not at all happy with his new nickname: Pattaya’s Most Hated. He blamed it on his father for encouraging his money-lending activities when he was a youngster. It started innocently enough; he saved his pocket money and, to the delight of his father, bought one of the first Harry Potter books translated into Thai. After he had devoured it he began lending it out to his classmates at ten or twenty baht a time. The price was dependent on the speed of the reader. Occasionally a reader went over his allotted time. Very occasionally Yongyut was forced to get physical to recoup his book or the extra money. His father never knew of this side of the business.

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Buying my first Pattaya condo off plan

Buying my first Pattaya condo off plan

It was just after Songkran a few years ago that I started my search for a new condo in Pattaya. This was the start of the rainy season and in the weeks after Songkran Pattaya became a bit quieter. A good time for condo hunting I thought.

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The 2 most popular places for foreigners to buy property in Thailand

The 2 most popular places for foreigners to buy property in Thailand

The 2 most popular places for foreigners to buy property in Thailand are Pattaya and Bangkok. Let us consider each of these locations and why you would want to purchase property there.

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4 Things You Need To Know When Purchasing Land In Pattaya

4 Things You Need To Know When Purchasing Land In Pattaya

When you are looking to build your dream home in Pattaya, you will need to understand the land laws and consider all the factors. It is important to carry out an assessment of the location to determine where you can afford to live. You will spend much more to purchase land in a prime location. Land prices have grown by over 100 % in the last few years, due to the demand for property in this region. There are several factors to consider when buying land.

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Thai Temples for Dummies:  Part II, What’s in a Wat

Thai Temples for Dummies: Part II, What’s in a Wat

Every Buddhist temple in Thailand is prefixed by the word “Wat”. In Siam, the words “Wat” and “Temple” are interchangeable, and can both be used to accurately describe any complex of religious buildings dedicated to the study of Buddhism. But to be precise, a wat is not the main temple; it refers to all of the structures, shrines, and the occasional school that are situated within the walls which separate the entire wat from the secular world on the wall’s other side.

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Green Pattaya

Green Pattaya

The Founder of Green Pattaya decided to do something for the Mapasha Busha day last week and cleaned the entire Kasetsin Soi by himself.

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Ratanakorn Market

Ratanakorn Market

This month I wanted to focus on a place you may have overlooked, yet driven by hundreds of times. Ratanakorn market is located directly beside the Colosseum show on Theppasit road in South Pattaya. It has now been open for 2 years and is only now starting to gain its footing. Originally slated for a Condo called the Greenery, some how along the way it became the big orange building that is Ratanakorn Mega Market. This market is often overlooked as when the front area is filled with street cart vendors preventing passers by a true idea of what this market offers.

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Thai Temples for Dummies

Thai Temples for Dummies

When I first visited a Thai temple, I did so at the behest of my Thai significant other. As it turned out, that was a wise decision because I had a personal guide to shepherd me through the Buddhist temple’s unfamiliar and unfathomable rituals. All of which would have otherwise had me bewildered, bemused, and befuddled.

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Expanding Your Social Circles

Expanding Your Social Circles

Living abroad often seems like just the ticket to brighten up one’s hum-drum life. That is until you find yourself in a strange new land entirely bereft of friends and void of any acquaintances. Let’s face it; unless your name is Mr. Personality or Ms. Congeniality, the sober reality of finding folks that you can one day call your friend in a nation full of unfamiliar faces can be nothing less than daunting.

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7th Annual Pattaya Bed Race 2015

7th Annual Pattaya Bed Race 2015

One of the highlight events of the year in Pattaya

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Pattaya Colour Run 2015

Pattaya Colour Run 2015

The Pattaya Colour Run will be bringing the party to Buddha Hill in Pattaya, giving participants beautiful views over Pattaya and Pattaya Bay.

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All Pattaya events from 5th to 16th January

All Pattaya events from 5th to 16th January

Where to go and what to do in Pattaya after holidays? Follow Trader and keep updated!

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Pottery: The joy of creation

Pottery: The joy of creation

Ever since we were babies we enjoyed sticking our hands in the mud and shaping the dirt. Forming earthenware and clay is one of mankind’s oldest crafts and consequently most evolved art forms. It's one of the few functional creative processes where there is no true right or wrong and we can let our sensibilities and instincts guide us. And there's no barrier to entry. All that is required is clay, hands, an idea, and a little time

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Pattaya Floating Market

Pattaya Floating Market

Thailand is known for it's floating markets and of course Pattaya also has one. It is a hot, sunny affair, but it will be worth your visit as you can find interesting local specialities like fried crocodile meat and handmade soaps and silk slippers. It's easy to walk the bridges and get around by foot, but if you want to make a day of it and do the tourist thing you can hire a boat and approach the market from the waters

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Shopping malls in Pattaya

Shopping malls in Pattaya

My favourite of the 2nd road Malls is Central Festival. If you have time and enjoy the breadth of choice and well thought out comfortable environment this is the place. However Royal Garden Plaza can be useful if you need to quickly buy something and can’t cope with the noise and crowds of Central – say on a busy Saturday. Finally don’t discount Mike’s Shopping Mall. It has some work to do but improvements are on-going and you could just pick up a few bargains

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Christmas shopping made easy

Christmas shopping made easy

Don’t get stressed, Christmas shopping is supposed to be fun! Prepare for the onslaught by first allowing yourself plenty of time. Racing around on Christmas Eve will mean that you end up spending more and choosing less wisely, than if you had just taken a bit more time and care with your preparations

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Beware the scam artist brokers in Thailand.

Beware the scam artist brokers in Thailand.

For many years I have been an advocate of using a locally based offshore adviser who has roots here, and has been living here for at least a decade, owns property here, has a Thai wife or partner and who has committed his future to living here.

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Pattaya continues to be rebranded.

Pattaya continues to be rebranded.

The Thai Tourism Minister, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, plans another rebranding exercise for Pattaya and four other destinations, with the aim of making it widely known that Pattaya is a family friendly quality beach resort as opposed to one known for its nightlife.

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Growth rate in Thailand

Growth rate in Thailand

Thailand's economic growth rate is likely to be less than one per cent for 2014, while the 2015 target of four percent looks increasingly difficult to attain, due to a weak global economy according to Kasikorn Research Center. The think tank's managing director, Charl Kengchon, said, "What we are most concerned about is next year's growth figure since 4% is challenging and it is still uncertain whether we can achieve that growth rate."

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Bringing money in to Thailand to buy a property

Bringing money in to Thailand to buy a property

When buying a property in Thailand, one of the stipulations is that you will need to bring the money in from overseas. There are plenty of ways to do this but getting the best rate is key. Since you will bring in a large mount of money for the purchase of a property, every percentage point of exchange rate change will cost or save you a good deal of money

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Business news in brief

Business news in brief

Due to an improving economic recovery that will undoubtedly spur spending, Thailand's household debt is expected to rise next year and possibly for the next few years. Credit card use will be one of the factors behind the expected increase according Kasikorn Research Center (KResearch).

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GrabTaxi Beta Launch in Pattaya at the Royal Marina Pattaya

GrabTaxi Beta Launch in Pattaya at the Royal Marina Pattaya

With the motto “Safety Speed and Certainty” GrabTaxi plans to organize the taxi service in Pattaya for the better of both passengers and drivers. Pattaya Trader Magazine was there to cover the Beta Launch of the mobile app, which was held at the Royal Marina Pattaya on September 17

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Investing in Oil and the Energy Markets

Investing in Oil and the Energy Markets

Dealing in oil and energy markets may seem like an unusual investment to make, but oil is a commodity that tends to have fairly volatile prices and, as compared with precious metals, has a much more direct-use feature about it. It is a necessity for all car owners, airlines, and for a large part of the industrialised world. Unlike gold or silver, for example, that are bought to hold or to be admired for their ornamental qualities, oil is most commonly bought, in the end, to be burned!

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Baht goes down and the Baht goes up

Baht goes down and the Baht goes up

I well remember when the Baht collapsed in the late nineties. One week I was getting 35 baht for every pound sterling I proffered to the bank. The following week I was getting 70.

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LETTERS FROM READERS

LETTERS FROM READERS

Hi Pattaya Trader – Thank you for an always very interesting read. Is there any way you could publish this – I would dearly like to help the Mabprachan Animal shelter – I know they are not the only ones looking after stay and abandoned animals, but they have my undying gratitude for the way they helped me Yours very sincerely, Rick Walton Soi 11 Thappraya Road Jomtien 0892 465 210

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Guesthouse Ownership, Do is and Don its

Guesthouse Ownership, Do is and Don its

It seems like there are three businesses that every hopeful expat considers when they dream of sustaining themselves in the Kingdom: Beer bar, guest house and beer bar cum guest house. There’s a lot to these businesses: Success means there’s nothing to stop you from finding a opening several more in new locations.

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How to buy a condo in the 1,5 million baht price range

How to buy a condo in the 1,5 million baht price range

One only has to look at the central Bangkok market to see how possible future price trends in Pattaya might take shape. Bangkok is about five years or so ahead of the Pattaya market in terms of pricing, and although 1,5 million baht to 2 million baht may have bought you a condo in Sukhumvit some years ago, prices are now firmly above the 2 million baht mark even for modest studio condos

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Property Spotlight View Talay 6

Property Spotlight View Talay 6

This property is hands down one of the most popular condos in Pattaya and possibly has the highest rent-yield in the whole of Sin-city. It is practically packed all year around with a mix of long term tenants and short time visitors who tend to rent it just for a few months at the time. The fact is an older property means the building itself is strongly built and with a good track records when it comes to maintenance and cleaning.

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Painting the interior of your condo

Painting the interior of your condo

A repaint of a condo’s interior will be very effective at giving it that new look. That’s because stained walls or walls with discolored paintwork will make a place look very unappealing and since the marks can sometimes be hard to remove, a repaint may well be the answer.

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Creating an elegant dining room

Creating an elegant dining room

Although a dining room is not found in all properties, especially in Thailand, it is an important room as it can add grandeur to your home. A well designed and well presented dining room is synonymous with larger houses and apartments, and so can make even a smaller place look larger than it is.

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Chic Interior design on a shoestring.

Chic Interior design on a shoestring.

The first plan of attack is to get hold of a 3D modeling program so that you can plan your interior and add all the special touches before actually buying any materials. You can change the colors of walls and flooring at will without it costing you a penny. The best 3D programs are the ones that allow you to take a virtual walk through your newly created space so that you can view the finished project from any angle. Be sure to find a program that has good lighting options as this will be key to getting the interior space just right. Also try to find a program that has enough detail such that you can model your own furniture pieces instead of just dragging them in from preset libraries.

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What NOT to Do When Creating a Killer Kitchen

What NOT to Do When Creating a Killer Kitchen

A kitchen makeover can make the time spent in the kitchen more efficient and will most definitely add value to your home—so long as the upgrade is done right. However, beyond simply filling the room with shiny new appliances, there are a number of things not to do when transforming your kitchen from appalling to appealing.

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Perfecting the Privy

Perfecting the Privy

Whether you refer to it as the “Loo”, “Bog”, “Head”, “Dunny”, “Washroom” or “Privy”, the bathroom is arguably the most important room in any structure. The average human uses the toilet a minimum of six times per day. Add two showers, four or so hand washings, three teeth brushings and at least six or more additional trips that cover a whole host of other possibilities, such as flossing, plucking, preening, shaving, clipping, trimming, waxing, coiffuring, inspecting, the application of cosmetics, ointments, gels, and sunscreens, first aid and occasionally some light reading. Like I said, the “bathroom” is one of, if not the most important room in the house.

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Ovens and Hobs

Ovens and Hobs

An oven and hob will make any kitchen look complete, but you would be surprised to find many kitchens without an oven. The microwave appears to have well and truly taken over, but it may not satisfy everyone’s desires for real baked or oven-cooked dishes.

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Creating a Proper Kitchen in a Studio Condo

Creating a Proper Kitchen in a Studio Condo

A studio condo can present some challenges when it comes to adding a kitchen but, if it is done right, it can look great and can add substantial value to a property.

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Doing The East Side in Style

Doing The East Side in Style

When I get a call from a client who wants a house or villa, I get excited. The variety of single-family dwellings here in Pattaya is endless. This is where learning how to ask the right questions is crucial to my job. If I get the wrong idea about what people are looking for in a house, we can waste a lot of time and petrol driving around looking at unacceptable properties.

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Elegant Bathroom Design

Elegant Bathroom Design

Designing an elegant bathroom isn’t that hard, but some planning may be required to make a good job of it.

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Have you got the stomach for it?

Have you got the stomach for it?

After concluding some business with a client yesterday, he made an off the cuff remark about having 50,000 in a British Bank earning low interest. He asked if I could suggest anywhere he could put this money for a year as he would probably need access to most of it then. I gave him the standard reply I give to all potential investors that the bank was the right place for short term money.

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Pattaya Business News

Pattaya Business News

Jomtien beach is set to be the home to one of the areas largest projects worth more than 10 billion baht. Co owners of the Amigo co ltd, Mr Chen Tong and Mr Zhang Wei Chee will be the developers behind The Number One Jomtien Pattaya. In order to make this possible investors from Hong Kong, China and Macau have been brought together.

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Global Top Group Launches Olympus City Garden.

Global Top Group Launches Olympus City Garden.

Global Top Group, the developer behind the popular City Garden Pattaya, launched its latest city centre condominium project, the Olympus City Garden.

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So you want to be a landlord

So you want to be a landlord

Rental income done the easy way

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How to invest in property in Pattaya

How to invest in property in Pattaya

Just be careful and do your homework/research, remember there is no need to be rushed. This is, after all, a decision that will affect the rest of your life and it's up to you to make it a good one or a haunting one. The first thing buyers need to watch out for is real estate brokers pushing pre-sold properties (those that are sold before even starting to set the foundations for the building) a bit too hard. Yes, there are projects that are pre-sold that will likely be finished (given the track record and reputation of the developers), but there are those cases where people will find their investment going up in a cloud of dust.

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Pattaya Real Estate Agents

Pattaya Real Estate Agents

One of the most common businesses in Pattaya next to restaurants, bars and massage parlours are Real Estate agents. When one is faced with so many choices it can often be hard to choose a particular agent that best suites your needs. We at The Trader Magazine have had the opportunity to work with many of them and have come to recognize that while they all can handle a variety of transaction types, they definitely each have their specific forte

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Thailand Labor and Employment

Thailand Labor and Employment

An employee’s working time shall not exceed 8 hours per day or 48 hours per week. If the nature of work may be harmful to the health and safety of an employee, the working time shall not exceed 7 hours per day or 42 hours per week.

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Get to know marketing potential of You Tube

Get to know marketing potential of You Tube

YouTube is huge. How huge? If YouTube were a country it would be the third largest in the world, surpassed in population only by China and India

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The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Apple's recent release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus was highly anticipated and they have managed to deliver on all fronts. The company that is known for its small footprint devices appears to have succumbed to considerable competition from its rivals, most of who first saw the need for smart phones to be larger affairs

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ACI OCEAN PROPERTIES

ACI OCEAN PROPERTIES

If the hustle and bustle of the city is really not for you travel on past North Pattaya and you will find yourself in a quiet residential district known as Wongamat Beach.

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Thailand improves in ease of doing business

Thailand improves in ease of doing business

In the World Bank is International Finance Corporation (IFC) Doing Business 2015 survey, Thailand has increased its position from 28th place to 26th place according to the World Bank Country Director for South East Asia, Mr. Ulrich Zachau who is based in Bangkok.

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