“I Can’t Believe this is Pattaya” I

    Every time I hear someone bash Pattaya, I’m tempted to say, “Yeah, that’s right … Pattaya sucks. Don’t ever go there”. However, I can’t help but let the cat out of the Pattaya bag sometimes. Since moving there in 2007, I have an “I can’t believe this is Pattaya” moment at least once a week. So, I’ll have plenty of content to offer as I kick off this new series of articles about the never ending surprises our “little fishing village” springs on me. Food Glorious Food Pattaya…

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Emerging Trend Advisors

“There is no such thing as a perfect investment, There is only a perfect investment for your personally!” Emerging Treads Advisors (ETA) is a focused wealth accumulation consultant company, with a focus on secure cash returns by being backed by Real Estate. Whilst a new name, the company is the genesis of Mr. David Simpson’s development of a key idea to locate a business model that is client focused and offers leading and secure financial products for the investor of today, particularly relevant in these low interest rate climates. Mr.…

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New Nordic’s Kon-Tiki Restaurant and Bar in Koh Samui by Bart Walters

Bringing a little South Seas Adventure to Lamai Nearly a year ago I was interviewing Anders Eliason about the Food and Beverage operations at The New Nordic Group in Pattaya. He was heading up the F&B team and bursting with excitement about all the new developments in The Nordic Village on Pratumnak Hill. Fast forward to now and I found him once again in a euphoric state about the business of eating and drinking but in a new location with a different set of challenges. In the summer of 2016,…

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Pattaya Realty Celebrates their 16th anniversary

  This year Pattaya Realty will celebrate 16 years under the stewardship of Londoner Stuart Daly. There have been times during that period when he might have considered whether it would have been easier to cut out the middleman and bought a ticket to one of the roller coaster rides in Hong Kong or Singapore direct. He would be first to concede his company – in line with world trends has had its ups and downs. Fortunately many more of the former than the latter. So Stu, as his friends…

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Do you know exactly what you are going to pay for your property?

    It is something that is becoming a worrying trend globally. People are ending up paying far more for a property that what they expected, or in some cases not getting what they paid for. You may have thought that it was problem that was isolated to Thailand but is seems that the problem is affecting thousands of people in the UK. The trap seems to be connected to those buying new-build houses which families are buying in the belief that they would be the family home forever. The…

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‘Fake News Hits Pattaya’ An Aussie meth addict rocks the Thai tourist boat by Bart Walters – A Proud Pattayan

Donald Trump has succeeded in one area since he took office. He coined the first new phrase added to our international lexicon for 2017, “fake news”. But “fake news” isn’t coming from CNN or BBC. Most of it is coming from steaming piles of nonsense like Britain’s glaring example of yellow journalism meets internet click-bait, “The Sun”. In February they ran a story proclaiming Pattaya as the “sex capital of the world”. Like most trashy tabloids nowadays, they’d like to take their viral post with all the website traffic it…

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KITCHENS, The Domestic Command Center

  Since time began, the kitchen has been the heartbeat of the house. It is where food is stored, meals are prepared and people congregate. Visitors can come to your home and never see the bathroom, but everyone sees the kitchen.             The bread winner of any family usually thinks they are the most important person in the household. But, if the bread maker doesn’t have the proper facility, or is unsatisfied with their domain … the chances of that being a happy home are…

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Glorious Failure Is The Way Forward by Uncle Dave

  Each football season in England a ridiculously high number of managers lose their jobs. I have some advice for anyone in that role. Come up just short of winning anything and your (short-term) future should be assured. Don’t win anything … but do all you can to give the impression that just around the corner you might. Want example? Think about Pochettino at Spurs or Klopp at Liverpool. No one seems to be after their heads … for now, at least. I’ll expand on my line of thinking. Take…

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