Legacy of Style – Part III in a series on the life of Jim Thompson

  Jim Thompson left behind more than just a good story.     One day, the managing editor of this magazine and I were having lunch and discussing the phenomenon of Jim Thompson. I told him about the reaction to Jim Thompson products back in my home country. For years I’ve been giving my family Thai silk as gifts. My brother has a whole bedroom suite of JT housewares and a closet full of silk ties. My mother used a set of four throw pillows to set the pallet for…

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SOUTH EAST ASIA’S HOT SPOTS

  HANOI OLD QUARTER, VIETNAM Attractive French colonial architecture, narrow shopfronts and commercial frenzy combine to create urban Asia at its most romantic, and most exciting. Hanoi, the political and cultural capital of Vietnam, is a huge, sprawling place, but the old French quarter slows the pace down with tree-lined, villa-dotted streets where many of the city’s most thoughtful sights, including the Temple of Literature and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, are located.     ANGKOR WAT, CAMBODIA One of the world’s premier ancient sights and the high point of…

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Property Talk – Amory Pattaya

  Amory Pattaya has been specifically designed for modern living. With a blend of tropical and ultra modern interiors and refined architecture the idea is to give a feeling of warmth and peaceful living. Amory also boasts 360 degree views of Pattaya bay and city from the sky pool and rooftop fitness centre. Entry price for the project is bt1.45m with only 91 units.   Project Name: Amory Pattaya Location: Sukhumvit Pattaya soi 4 Project Type: Low Rise Condominium Total Unit: 1 Building (91units) Facilities: Rooftop Pool, Fitness Centre, Bar,…

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Turtle Creek Residence, Pratumnak Pattaya

  In his 62 years Belgium-born Tanquy Cogels has been there, done that and worn many a different T-shirt. To say he is well traveled is an understatement akin to saying that Tiger Woods is quite a good golfer. So it is somewhat reassuring that, given all the places he has seen and the many differing roles he has played, he chose to put down roots here in Pattaya and develop Turtle Creek Residence, a 31-unit boutique condo project in Pratumnak. “It is truly boutique, “ Tanguy said. “I have…

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Property Talk – Mirage Bang Saray

    Mirage is an exclusive boutique condominium by Sisaran Development comprised of only 65 unit’s just steps away from Bang Saray beach. Mirage blends feng shui design with modern finishes to provide with unparalleled living experience.   Mirage has been designed to offer a new standard of living in Bang Saray with only the highest quality materials and the widest range of facilities. The implementation of Feng Shui design promotes positive energy throughout the building and gives the project its unique curved exterior & multiple water features.   Residents…

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THE HUAY YAI RIVERSIDE – Peaceful, Easy, Feeling. Live amongst true Thai nature

  “Watch out for the falling coconuts” has become somewhat of a tagline for The Huay Yai Riverside.   That’s not to say that you are in danger living there; more of an indication that the area manages to achieve that much sought after combination – rural living virtually on the doorstep of the city.   This luxurious villa development is the project run by Lex Granaada a native of Holland, Lex is a former professional photographer (do you ever stop being a photographer?) with a passion for interior design.…

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2018 THE YEAR AHEAD – Crystal Ball by Bart Walters

  Well, it’s that time of year again. It’s when we citizens of Earth gaze into the crystal ball and try to figure out what the next twelve months will bring us in terms of health, wealth and happiness. Last year I wrote my Crystal Ball article still gob-smacked over the whole President Trump thing. This year I’m on a little more stable footing. Last year I predicted the Euro-zone would roll around in its own misery and its politics would continue to edge ever more rightward; I was right.…

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REm 17 YEARS and 200 NOT OUT by Dave Buckley

  This January is REM’s 200th issue. To those not directly involved in the magazine’s production this may not sound a lot. But as the publication moves into its 17th year I believe this is quite some feat. I don’t say this to try to blow my own trumpet. I was not involved at the start of REM. Indeed, I only really became involved a few issues before No 100 was produced. So I can only really tell half of the story. I was the third of the JBs to run…

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