I Get Around – Increasing mobility in fun city

  I hate to drive. Yes, I know I could have my American passport revoked for such a blasphemous statement, but it’s true. Bangkok traffic jams are the traffic jams all other traffic jams are measured by. And there’s nowhere to park in Bangkok once you get where you are going anyway. Pattaya is worse. The traffic is moving, but in such a frenetic way I need to tranquilize myself before getting behind the wheel. And the road is full of people from somewhere else, driving cars they aren’t familiar…

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I Can’t Believe this is Pattaya III – Are you not entertained?

  Early last year I got a call from an old friend who lives in Vancouver. His wife had been nagging him to take a “family” vacation to Thailand for the past few years and he finally succumbed to the pressure.   “Give me some guidance on where to go” he said “We’ve only got 8 days”. “If you’ve only got 8 days” I said. “Just come to Pattaya”. My friend fumbled with is reply. “Uh, um, uh, I don’t know man … I heard about that place. Are you…

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Smart Living

  All of us enjoy the benefits of modern technology, even if we’re not sure how it all works but are you ready to turn your home into a ‘Smart Home’? Let’s be honest mobile phones, tablets, the internet we’ve all taken hold of the technology and can no longer live without it but do we really know how it works and does it make complete sense. Your home is no different with many appliances that make our everyday lives easier things from microwaves to dishwashers but now with new…

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D-Sign Furniture

  The company’s name is D-Sign Furniture … but furniture is not the only thing they are about. Sure, if you simply want furniture they can supply it _ and very classy and contemporary it will be, too. But they can do more, much more. “We can do everything from A-Z to transform a space into a thing of beauty; something to really be proud of.” Says a spokesman for D-Sign. The Pratumnak-based Thai-Danish company had built an envied reputation over recent years for supplying custom-made furniture and interior solutions…

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Style Building How to blend decor for a unique look

  Contemporary Asian … Tropical Modern … Minimalist … can you define your style?   Listen to a roomful of interior designers long enough and your eyes are sure to glaze over from the sheer volume of jargon being thrown about. Don’t be put off just because you don’t know what someone means by “Rococo Post-Modernist Design”. It’s just like building a wardrobe … learn the basics then make your own style.   Think of décor style as a box of crayons. In a small box you only get eight…

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Escape Condominium ABSOLUTE BEACHFRONT LIVING

  Having completed 20 projects including over 500 vilas and 7 condominiums as well as hotels and commercial units Silversea House has a proven track record and solid reputation for delivering on their word and providing first class holiday and long term accommodation for their many clients over the last 15 years.     Escape Condominium is the company’s latest offering and with its absolute beachfront location and unrivalled panoramic views over the ocean this will surely be their finest to date. I f you have visited the area previously…

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GRAND VALLEY – Introducing second-phase resort houses for families happiness

Pong Pittaya Property, a leading property developer from Buriram, is expanding its customer base to Pattaya City. It has introduced a private housing estate, Grand Valley Pattaya, on a golden location, and 50% of its available houses have been sold. The company is now gearing up for the second phase of the project that emphasises customers’ relaxation while government projects are increasing the value of the project site. Mrs. Parada Pitayapron, managing director of KAP Group’s two-decade-old Pong Pittaya Property, said the company has been developing the 500-million-baht Grand Valley…

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Ocean Portofino Condominium by Ocean Property

The ultimate in luxury and style. Situated on Na Jomtien beach at Ocean Marina one of Asia’s largest marina’s Sitting on a land mass of 120 rai the Condominium stands 37 storey’s high facing out over the gulf of Thailand and Ocean Marina Yacht Club with panoramic views of the ocean. Ocean Portofino has 268 units starting from 76 to 313 Sqm with units ranging from 1 to 4 bedrooms. Facilities on site include a large swimming pool, sauna, gym, restaurant & bar, meeting rooms and sports complex facility of…

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Habitat Group to Develop New BluPhere Pattaya

  Asia’s First BW Premier Collection Hotel Western Hotels & Resorts has unveiled plans to bring its new upscale hotel concept, BW Premier Collection, to Asia for the first time. The world famous hotel group has signed an agreement with Thai real estate company, Habitat Group, for BluPhere Pattaya – a new-build eight-storey project in Na Jomtien, a peaceful beachfront setting on Thailand’s Popular Eastern Seaboard.   Located just 100 meters from the beach, a few minutes from the attractions of downtown Pattaya, and just over an hour’s drive from…

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BAHT expected to strengthen again

It seems to be something that we have heard a lot in the last few months if not years. The Thai baht is still continuing to strengthen, this despite of reports that the Thai economy is starting to slow in many sectors, although tourism certainly isn’t one of those areas, if you believe everything coming out of TAT. If we compare the Thai Baht against Sterling, certainly since Brexit, it has continued to strengthen with minor fluctuations, many of which were barely noticeable since that time. Movement against the US…

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