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Mass grave reveals 1996 Libyan

massacre

A bone wrapped with rope and skull fragments

scattered over a cactus-covered desert field are grim

testament to a 1996 massacre of more than 1,200

prisoners by Muammar Qaddafi’s regime.

Libyan officials announced Sunday they have found the

site of a mass grave believed to hold the remains of the

victims after capturing former security guards who

revealed its location as well as receiving witness

accounts

CBS NEWS

Saudi women get

right to vote, but

can’t drive yet

Saudi woman with

cellphones smoke

tobacco from a waterpipe

as they drink coffee in

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Saudi King Abdullah has given the kingdom’s women the

right to vote for first time in nationwide local elections,

due in 2015. The king said in an annual speech on Sunday

before his advisory assembly, or Shura Council, that Saudi

women will be able to run and cast

ballots in the 2015 municipal elections.

AP

Tourist flight crashes in Nepal,

killing 19 aboard

Nepalese rescue workers and civilians gather around the

wreckage of a Beechcraft 1900D operated by Buddha Air after

it crashed in the mountains

outside Bisankunarayan village,

just south of Katmandu, Nepal,

early Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011.

The plane carrying tourists to

view Mount Everest crashed

while attempting to land in

dense fog on Sunday, killing all

19 people on board, officials said.

AP

Business

Mongolia eyes 50% stake in key Oyu Tolgoi

project

Mongolia is seeking greater control of one the biggest mining

projects in the country, which is

being developed by Rio Tinto and

Ivanhoe Mines.

The government said it wants to

raise its stake in the Oyu Tolgoi

project to 50% from 34%.

According to the original contract

signed in 2009, Mongolia can

increase its stake only after 30 years.

When completed, the project is

expected to account for as much as 5% of Mongolia’s gross

domestic product.

BBC

Amazon’s tablet serious challenge to Apple’s

iPad: analysts

Amazon.com Inc, which revolutionized

reading with its Kindle e-reader, is

expected to unveil a tablet computer

this week that analysts say will seriously

challenge Apple’s market dominating

iPad.

Amazon on Friday invited media to

a press conference to be held in New

York on Wednesday, declining to

provide further details.

World Media

German business confidence dips in

September

A closely watched survey shows that German business

confidence sank again in September but only modestly.

The Ifo institute said Monday its monthly confidence index

was down to 107.5 points from 108.7 in August. That

followed a larger fall the previous month another sign that

momentum in Europe’s biggest economy is slowing.

The German economy barely grew in the second quarter.

Mounting fears about the eurozone’s debt crisis and another

recession in the U.S. also have been weighing on companies’

outlooks.

Many economists had expected a larger drop in the Ifo index

this month.

Boeing to deliver first 787

Dreamliner

US planemaker Boeing will officially deliver its first 787 Dreamliner

to Japan’s All Nippon Airways later, after three years of delays.

The Dreamliner had originally been scheduled for delivery in 2008, but Boeing has

suffered a string of setbacks, the latest being an onboard fire during test flights in January.

The fuel-efficient plane is made from lightweight composite materials.

Boeing plans to make 10 of the planes per month from 2013.

The plane will be presented to All Nippon Airways in Everett, Washington before being flown to Tokyo on Tuesday.

BBC

REUTERS

India floods situation worsens in Orissa and Bihar

More than two million people have been affected by floods in India as

torrential rains lash Orissa, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar states.

Heavy monsoon rains have been battering parts of India for the past

fortnight.

More than 80 people have died in

flood-related incidents, and some areas have

been cut off by rising waters.

Heavy rains in Uttar Pradesh have triggered

off house and wall collapses, and a flood alert

has been issued in eight districts in Bihar.

In Orissa, the worst affected state, vast parts of 10 districts have been

inundated by flood waters, officials say.

BBC

Afghan employee kills U.S. citizen at

Kabul CIA base

An Afghan employee of the U.S. government opened fire inside a

CIA office in Kabul on Sunday evening, killing an American and

injuring a second, U.S. and Afghan officials said, in the second

major breach of embassy security in two weeks.

The attacker was killed, and the injured U.S. citizen was taken

to a military hospital with non-life threatening injuries, U.S.

embassy spokesman Gavin Sundwall said on Monday.

It was not clear if the U.S. citizens were victims of a rogue employee

who had been won over to the insurgent cause, or just the

escalation of an argument in a city were tensions are high and

many people carry guns. There are precedents for both.

REUTERS

AP.

Pakistan will not attack Haqqani group,

defying U.S.: report

Pakistan’s military will not take action against a militant group

Washington blames for an attack against its embassy in Kabul,

despite mounting American pressure

to do so, a Pakistani newspaper

reported on Monday.

Pakistan’s army chief General

Ashfaq Kayani met with his top

commanders on Sunday in a “special”

meeting to discuss the security

situation, the military said, as the war of words with the United

States escalated.That emergency meeting came against the

backdrop of sharp U.S. allegations that the Pakistani army’s

powerful spy agency supported the Haqqani militant group

Washington blames for the recent attack on its embassy and other

targets in Kabul.

Vietnamese sailors are home after ransom

paid to pirates

Twenty-four Vietnamese sailors are safe at home after an

eight-month ordeal as prisoners of Somali pirates.

Officials and analysts said the cargo ship MV Hoang Son Sun

and its crew were released last week after a Vietnamese

state-owned shipping company paid the pirates a ransom of

more than $2 million.

The sailors were flown

home to Hanoi and

arrived on Friday.

Various shipping

sources said the ship’s

owners paid a ransom in

the millions of dollars to

secure the release of the

Mongolian-flagged ship, which was seized by pirates in January.

The French news agency Monday quoted the company’s deputy

general director saying the ransom was $2.6 million. The ship is

believed to be headed for a port in Oman.

Somali-based pirates have seized dozens of ships in the Indian

Ocean, demanding ransoms reported to range as high as $5

million. Ship owners are generally reluctant to discuss details of

the ransoms for fear of encouraging more hijackings.

Spectre of 1937 ‘double dip’ hangs over

divided policy makers

A synchronized

global slump, a

housing meltdown,

failed banks and

stubbornly high

unemployment.

The parallels

between the Great

Depression and

the Great

Recession of

2007-09 are

powerful and well documented.Like then, too much deficit

cutting could choke off fuel to the sputtering recovery, sending

the global economy into another tailspin.

Now, as the voices of austerity square off against those pushing

for more stimulus, economists are warning of

another scary congruence the threat of a

1937-like plunge back into recession.

Netflix edges out HBO for

Dreamworks deal: report

Netflix Inc has won a deal to pipe Dreamworks

Animation movies starting in 2013, the first time

a major Hollywood studio has chosen Internet

streaming over traditional pay TV, The New

York Times reported on Sunday.

Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg told

the newspaper the deal, worth $30 million per

picture to Dreamworks over a number of years,

was “game-changing” and represented a bet that

viewers would soon no longer make distinctions between content

streamed on the Internet or through cable.

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People

Madonna lets

Lourdes pick

dancers

Madonna entrusted her

15-year-old daughter

Lourdes to select the dancers

who will join her on her

world tour.Madonna let her

daughter pick the backing

dancers for her tour.

The ‘Hung Up’ hitmaker

asked 15-year-old Lourdes to

select the performers to go

on the road with

her in a

tal- ent

show

style contest at

London’s Pineapple

Dance Studios, but upset

some professionals who believed

the 53-year-old singer

would be judging.

A source told the Daily Star

newspaper: “A lot of dancers

were upset Madonna wasn’t

involved at the audition stage.

But she knows Lourdes is

more than capable of picking

Sports

Haas wins

high-stakes

FedEx Cup

For much of the day, it all

seemed so confusing.

This guy is going to win.

No, no, that one can still pull

it out. And let’s not forget

the player who’s not even in

contention.

In the end, the point scenarios

didn’t matter a bit. This one

was decided on the course,

not by a computer.

And what a finish it was.

After staying alive with an

astounding shot from the

water, Bill Haas defeated

Hunter Mahan on the third

extra hole of a winner take

all playoff to capture the

Tour Championship, the

FedEx Cup and golf’s richest

prize early Sunday evening in

the dwindling light of East

Lake.

“My hands were shaking,”

Haas said. “This is pretty

cool.”

He looked out of it on the

second playoff hole when

his shot from a fairway

bunker trickled down the hill

alongside the 17th green and

wound up half-submerged in

the water.

Haas figured his ball was fine

until he heard the groans

from the grandstands behind

the 18th hole.

“I thought it was a nice shot,”

he said. “I thought, ‘That

can’t be in the water.’ I never

would have thought that

when it was in the air.”

His brother, who was on the

bag, delivered the bad news.

“Yeah,” caddie Jay Haas Jr.

said, “I think it is.”

AP.

from the heats.

“Lourdes does routines every

day in her mother’s studios

as well as taking classes. She

can now do jazz, hip-hop,

popping, contemporary and

even tap. That’s why she is

qualified to judge who would

be the best back-up dancers

for her mum.”

The performers created a one

minute video of themselves

dancing to Madonna’s hit

‘Celebration’ and Lourdes

will pick the best before her

mother - who is currently

recording new material due

out for early 2012 - selects the

final few who will join her.

Madonna also has three other

children, Rocco, 11, Mercy,

six, and five-year-old David.

CONTACT MUSIC.

Malkovich delighted

by role as Siberian

mobster

John Malkovich says his

latest acting role, an aging

Siberian mobster trying to

raise his grandson to be an

honorable crook, proved to be

a “delightful” experience.

The movie, “Siberian

Education,” is set in Trans-

Dniester, now a separatist

republic between Moldova

and Ukraine, though filming

of the U.S.-Italian production

took place in Lithuania

and wrapped up this week.

Malkovich plays Kuzja,

an old recividist exiled to

Trans-Dniester along with

numerous other ex-convicts

by Soviet authorities in the

waning years of the Soviet

Union. Kuzja tries to teach

his grandson Kolyma the

film’s main protagonist,

Roger Federer pulls

out of Shanghai

Masters

Roger Federer has pulled out

of next month’s Shanghai

Masters to “rest and recuperate”

after a gruelling summer.

The 16-times Grand Slam

champion suffered a five-set

loss to Novak Djokovic in

the US Open semi-finals at

Flushing Meadows earlier

this month.

Federer then travelled to

Australia to aid Switzerland’s

return to the Davis Cup

World Group.

“I have some nagging injuries

that I need to address,” the

world number three told the

ATP official website.

“After consultation with my

team, I’ve unfortunately

decided to pull out of the

Shanghai Masters in order

to take some necessary time

to rest and recuperate after a

long summer.

“I look forward to returning

to the ATP World Tour as

soon as possible.

“I have very fond memories

of Shanghai so I will miss

this amazing tournament and

all my loyal Chinese fans, but

I look forward to returning to

China next fall.”

Federer’s next scheduled

match is on 31 October at

his hometown Swiss Indoors

event in Basel.

BBC.

played by Lithuanian actor

Arnas Fedaravicius the

arcane rules of “criminal

morals.”

“It is an interesting story

about the way of life that

most of audience would not

know about,” Malkovich said

Friday before leaving

Lithuania. “Things are so

much global and Americanized.

It’s interesting to think

of that kind of (criminal)

culture that the film addresses

is kind of becoming extinct.”

“I found this experience

delightful,” he added.

AP.

Steven Spielberg to

delay Lincoln film for

election

Steven Spielberg has said that

his Abraham Lincoln biopic

will be released after the 2012

US presidential election to

avoid it being “political fodder”.

The director told the Orlando

Sentinel newspaper: “The

movie will be purposely

coming out after next year’s

election.”

The film will be based on the

recent best selling book Team

Of Rivals, by historian Doris

Kearns Goodwin.

Daniel Day-Lewis will play

Vettel I wasn’t

thinking of title

Sebastian Vettel insisted he

was concentrating on the

job in hand and not thinking

about the World Championship

during Sunday’s

Singapore Grand Prix.

The defending champion

scored his ninth victory of

the season at the Marina

Bay Street Circuit and now

needs just one more point to

become the youngest

back-to back and double

world champion.

Vettel leads McLaren’s

Jenson Button by 124 points

after the Briton finished a

commendable second, just 1.7

seconds adrift at the flag, but

with the 24 year old German

insisting he was “in control”.

There are now just 125

points available from the final

five races, starting in Japan in

a fortnight when, in all

likelihood, he and Red Bull

will finally be able to crack

open the champagne.

Vettel said: “I wasn’t thinking

about the title in the race.

“I had made it quite clear

beforehand that it wasn’t

important to know where

other people were.

“Obviously I was given the

gaps to Jenson, and then

the race order at the end,

so crossing the line I didn’t

know whether I had done

enough or not.

“It was a little similar to what

happened in Abu Dhabi last

year (when he won the title).

I didn’t know in which

position people had to finish.

SKY SPORTS.

World Media NEWS 05

the president, while his wife

will be portrayed by actress

Sally Field.

The movie will follow

Lincoln’s journey to abolish

slavery and end the American

Civil War, but will centre

around the final four months

of his life.

“It is really a movie about the

great work Abraham Lincoln

did in the last months of his

life,” Spielberg said.

The film-maker is preparing

to start shooting the movie in

Richmond, Virginia because

buildings there look “like

Washington looked back

during the Civil War”.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt will

take on the role of Lincoln’s

eldest son Robert Todd Lincoln

and Tommy Lee Jones

will play Thaddeus Stevens, a

Republican leader and

congressman from Pennsylvania.

In July another Abraham

Lincoln-related film, The

Conspirator, was released.

Directed by Robert Redford

and starring James McAvoy,

the film told the tale of Mary

Surratt, a woman accused of

playing a part in the assassination

of Lincoln in 1865.

Technology

Coffee cuts depression risk in women

Those who drank 3 cups of coffee a day were 15 percent less likely to develop the mental illness

Drinking coffee may lower women’s risk of depression, a new study says.Women in the study who

drank two to three cups of caffeinated coffee a day were 15 percent less likely to develop depression

over a 10-year period compared to those who drank one cup of coffee or less per week.

The researchers cautioned, however, that the new study only shows an association between coffee

consumption and depression risk, and cannot prove that drinking coffee reduces risk of depression in

women.

The study, which included more than 50,000 women in the United

States, is the largest of its kind, the researchers, from the Harvard

School of Public Health in Boston, said.

The findings are in line with earlier studies that have found a link

between moderate coffee consumption and a reduced risk of suicide.

The new study is just the latest to suggest coffee consumption

has health benefits. Earlier work has found an association between

drinking coffee and a reduced risk of breast cancer, prostate cancer

and stroke.

“Taken together, these results reassure coffee drinkers that there seem to exist no glaringly

deleterious health consequences to coffee consumption,” Dr. Seth Berkowitz, wrote in an editor’s note

accompanying the new study.

Because the study only shows a correlation between coffee and the risk of depression, it’s too soon for

doctors to recommend coffee consumption to patients, Berkowitz said.

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BBC.

MSN NEWS.

Early Monroe photos, copyrights to sell at

auction

Copyrights and images from Marilyn Monroe’s first photo shoot

are hitting the auction block.

A bankruptcy judge in Florida ruled earlier

this week that photos taken in 1946 of Norma

Jeane Dougherty who went on to become the

iconic Monroe will be sold at auction to settle

the debts of the photographer.

Joseph Jasgur’s photos, negatives and image

copyrights will be sold in December by Julien’s

Auctions. The collection also includes several

model-release forms Dougherty signed for

Jasgur in Hollywood.

Darren Julien, chief of Julien’s Auctions, said the photos have

not been widely distributed and the collection has been locked

up in court battles for more than two decades. He said the sale

is significant because “it’s very rare to see something where you

can buy a copyrighted image of (Monroe), especially of her first

photo shoot.”

AP.

Actor Sean Penn worked to get Americans

from Iran

U.S. actor Sean Penn engaged in attempts to secure the release of

two Americans freed by Iran this week, flying to Venezuela to ask

President Hugo Chavez to intervene with Iran’s leader, a source

close to the release process said on Friday.

Since Tehran freed Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer on Wednesday

details have emerged about the efforts to win their freedom,

which involved the United Nations, Iraq and Oman as well as

Chavez, who is a fiery critic of the United States.

Venezuela’s deputy foreign minister told Reuters on Thursday

that Chavez brought up the case with his Iranian ally Mahmoud

Ahmadinejad after being alerted to the Americans’ plight by

friends in U.S. “intellectual circles.”

“The American ‘intellectual’ who took up the case with him was

Sean Penn,” the source told Reuters.

“Penn was very committed to the case ... He flew to Caracas

several months ago to raise it with Chavez and he kept on it,” the

source said.

Penn’s spokeswoman in the United States confirmed this account,

but would give no further details.

The two Americans had been in Iranian custody since their arrest

in July 2009 on the border with Iraq, where they said they

were hiking. They were jailed for espionage.Penn, known for his

political and social activism, won best actor Oscars for his roles in

the Clint Eastwood-directed drama “Mystic River” in 2003 and

as slain gay politician Harvey Milk in the 2008 movie “Milk.”

REUTERS.

Scientists discover an organizing

principle for our sense of smell

based on pleasantness

The fact

that certain

smells cause

us pleasure

or disgust

would seem

to be a matter

of personal

taste. But new

research at the

Weizmann

Institute shows that odors can be rated on a

scale of pleasantness, and this turns out to be an

organizing principle for the way we experience

smell. The findings, which appeared September

26 in Nature Neuroscience,reveal a correlation

between the response of certain nerves to

particular scents and the pleasantness of those

scents. Based on this correlation, the researchers

could tell by measuring the nerve responses

whether a subject found a smell pleasant or

unpleasant.

SCIENCE DAILY.

NASA to demonstrate

communications via laser beam

It currently takes 90 minutes to transmit

high-resolution images from Mars, but NASA

would like to dramatically reduce that time to

just minutes. A new optical communications

system that NASA plans to demonstrate in

2016 will lead the way and even allow the

streaming of high-definition video from

distances beyond the Moon.

SCIENCE DAILY.


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Arts

World is truly a stage for London Shakespeare fest

YesterLondon’s Globe theater on Tuesday said will host all of

Shakespeare’s 37 plays performed in 37 languages by 37 companies in a

stage festival with acting troupes from Afghanistan and newly independent

South Sudan.

“Globe to Globe” will run for six weeks, starting from its launch on April

23 next year. It is part of the London 2012 Festival, itself the climax of

the Cultural Olympiad, a four-year celebration of arts and culture in

Britain leading up to the summer Olympics in the capital city next year.

Globe to Globe kicks off with an adaptation of Shakespeare’s poem “Venus

and Adonis” performed in Zulu, Xhosa, Sotho, Tswana, Afrikaans and

South African English.

REUTERS.

X-ray reveals hidden Goya painting

A previously unknown painting by Francisco de Goya has been found hidden underneath

one of his masterpieces, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has announced.

The unfinished work was discovered underneath Goya’s Portrait Of Don Ramon Satue,

using a new X-ray technique.

It is thought to depict a French general, and may even portray Napoleon Bonaparte’s

brother, Joseph.

The Rijksmuseum says the Spanish master may have covered up the portrait for political

reasons.

Joseph Bonaparte was briefly King Of Spain, from 1808-1813.

When the Napoleonic army was driven out and Ferdinand VII restored to the throne,

Goya, who retained the painting, would have wanted to distance himself from the French

regime.

The artist had served the French king and feared reprisals, despite receiving an official

pardon and being reinstated as first court painter.Eventually, unhappy with Ferdinand

VII’s autocratic regime, he applied for permission to settle in France, where he lived until his death in 1828.

Colour map

The new painting was revealed using a technique developed by the University of Antwerp and the Delft University of Technology.

The high-resolution x-ray scan allows you to see intricate brushwork and detail Bombarding a piece of art with powerful x-rays, causes

atoms in the picture’s layers of paint to emit “fluorescent” x-rays of

their own, which indicate the chemicals they originated from. That

enables a colour map of the hidden picture to be produced.

The technique was successfully tried out on a Van Gogh painting two

years ago, revealing a portrait of a peasant woman behind the work

Patch of Grass, from 1887.

Since then, a mobile version of the x-ray “scanner” has been developed,

allowing museums to examine paintings that are too delicate to be

moved or touched.

According to the Rijksmuseum, the Goya painting is a “formal portrait

of a man wearing uniform”.

The detail on his face was never completed, but “the decorations

embellishing the uniform are those of the highest ranks of a chivalric

order instituted by Joseph Bonaparte when his brother, the emperor

Napoleon, created him King Of Spain”.

“Only 15 generals, plus Joseph, were entitled to wear the uniform and

medal, although so far it has proved impossible to pin down exactly

which of them is depicted.”

Goya’s portrait of Spanish judge Ramon Satue, which was concealing the Napoleonic painting, is on display at Museum Boijmans Van

Beuningen in Rotterdam, until the opening of the Rijkmuseum’s main building in 2013.

BBC

The high-resolution x-ray scan allows you to see intricate

brushwork and detail

Francisco de Goya’s Portrait of Don Ramon

Satue (left) and the painting discovered underneath it

The Menil Collection Announces Return of

Byzantine Frescoes to Cyprus in 2012

After more than two decades in Houston, the beloved Byzantine

frescoes will go back to Cyprus in 2012. While this moment is

bittersweet, the story of these frescoes from their rescue, to their

long-term loan to the Menil, and now to their return very much

reflects the essence of the Menil Collection, its focus on the aesthetic

and the spiritual, and our responsible

stewardship of works from

other nations and cultures.

In 1983, Dominique de

Menil, founder of the Menil

Collection, was presented

with an extraordinary

prospect: to acquire two

13th century frescoes from

Cyprus. Mrs. de Menil was

struck by their beauty and

understood immediately their art historical significance.

However, after further research Mrs. de Menil learned that the

frescoes had been stolen from their original home in a small votive

chapel in Lysi, Cyprus.

That knowledge led to an act of extraordinary generosity in fact,

a series of generous actions that eventually engaged many other

people. First, the frescoes were acquired by the Menil Collection

on behalf of the Greek Orthodox Church of Cyprus. Then, the

Menil Foundation supervised the restoration of the frescoes,

which had been cut into more than 30 pieces when they were

stolen. In gratitude, the Church lent the frescoes to the Menil on a

long-term basis, for presentation in a consecrated chapel in

Houston. The Byzantine Fresco Chapel opened to the public in

1997, with support for its construction provided by donors in

Houston and across the country.

Since then, hundreds of thousands of people have seen the

frescoes and experienced the majesty of Cypriot Byzantine art

and religion. Moreover, the frescoes’ installation in the Byzantine

Fresco Chapel a consecrated space that simultaneously honors

their sacred origins and the tragic history of their looting from

their true home church in Lysi includes a profound, sacred

dimension and is therefore different from traditional museum

presentations of antiquities.

While the loan of the frescoes formally concludes in February

2012, this will not be the end of their story or the story of the

building. The Menil is exploring how best to use it in the future,

in ways that carry forward the museum’s mission

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Energy Min to

propose extension

of LPG, NGV price

pegging policy

The Ministry of Energy is

planning to ask the National

Energy Policy Committee

(NEPC) to continue pinning

the prices of liquefied

petroleum gas (LPG) and

natural gas for vehicle (NGV)

until year end.

Energy Minister Pichai

Naripthaphan disclosed that

during next week’s meeting

of the NEPC, to be chaired

by Prime Minister Yingluck

Shinawatra, consideration

would be given to the

continuation of the price

freezing measure for LPG

and NGV, which was due to

expire this month.

The Minister voiced support

for an initial extension of

the policy until the end of

this year after the result of

the Government’s policy

to increase people’s income

became more evident.

Nonetheless, he said the

final decision rested with the

Prime Minister.

According to Mr Pichai, the

committee will also concurrently

mull over a financial

plan aimed at restoring the

liquidity of the State Oil

Fund, which still needs to

be used to subsidize energy

prices, especially for LPG and

NGV. The Energy Minister

believed there would be no

problem if the plan would

involve seeking loans

NNT

Translated Thai News

Prime Minister

Increased Flood

Relief Fund by 100

Million Baht for Each

Affected Province

Prime Minister Yingluck

Shinawatra said that the

government has approved

the disbursement of funds

for flood victims and that the

Agricultural Ministry and

Science and Technology

Ministry has been assigned

for water drainage implementation.

Science and Technology

Ministry submitted the

strategy for the flood

situation as follows:

1.To urge the Bureau of

Budget to speed up the

budget approval and to give

the authority to province

governors to raise flood

relief funds from 50 million

baht to 100 million baht.

2.To speed up the draining

of water to the sea from the

eastern and western part of

Bangkok and to demolish

obstacles.

3.To improve the survey

system in order to facilitate

speedy aid to affected people.

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Point Of Debate

Is Bangkok Sinking ?

Now that the new government

policies have been announced and

debated on and the debris has

settled, one crucial issue stands

out untouched.

What is the long term plan

concerning the future of our

metropolis, Bangkok?

For the fact that the capital is

under threat of flooding and

sinking a la Atlantis is

irrefutable, the only question is

when.

That we have been warned

by International organizations

and Thai scientists alike of

the likelihood and the authorities’

indifference is baffling.

Bangkok is sinking at a rate

of about 4 inches per year because it is built on soft clay not

bedrock and groundwater is pumped out constantly to supply

residential and industrial demand add-

ing to the subsidence.

Climate change from global warming,

increased amount of rainfall, shoreline

recession, land subsidence and urban

congestion are all factors leading to the same conclusion.

Historically, the mangrove swamps and forests on the coast

Public Sector to See

Hikes in Salaries and

Wages

The cabinet approved salary

increase in the public sector

for university graduates to

15,000 baht per month.

The minimum wage hike to

300 baht per day will also

start applying for civil

servants effective as of 1

January 2011.

The policy is expected to cost

18 billion baht which will be

used from the 2012 budget

and further plans will be

made to cover civil servants

with lower levels of education.

Thai News NEWS 07

“ By 2100 most agree the capital will acquire an

Atlantis status.”

Pheu Thai Submits Evidence to

DSI on “Dummy” CCTV

Prompong Nopparit, Pheu Thai spokesman

met with Tarit Pengdith, Director-General of

DSI, to submit the preliminary information

and evidence in a request to DSI to investigate

alleged irregularities in the purchase of

“dummy” surveillance cameras by the Bangkok

Metropolitan Administration.

Pheu Thai party is calling for a neutral

investigation into the installation of 500

dummy CCTV in Bangkok under the previous

Democrat led government.

Apart from petitioning the DSI, Pheu Thai

party is expected to submit the petition to the

National Anti-Corruption Commission

( NACC) and the Office of the Auditor General

(OAG).

BTS Taksin-Bangwa Stations To Open on

December 5

Thirachon Manomaipiboon, Bangkok Deputy Governor revealed that Sukhumpan

Boriphat, Governor of Bangkok assigned Charoenrat

Chutikan, Permanent Secreatary of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA)

to hold discussions with the executive committee of Mass Rapid Transit

Authority of Thailand(MRTA ) about the project completion timeline regarding

the construction of BTS Silom Line, Taksin-Bangwa stations with a distance of 53

kilometres.

The construction is on schedule and expected to open on December 5th 2011.

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Point Of Discussion

Rice-mortgage scheme will cause domestic

rice price to increase

The government changed the rice price guarantees policies to a

rice-mortgage scheme in order to benefit rice growing farmers

which is expected to cause domestic rice price to rise.

What People Are Saying :

“Rice-mortgage scheme with the prices announced by the

government will surely increase the income of farmers but in

view of the market , this will affect domestic rice prices and

consumers

can expect to buy rice at higher prices also.

As rice sellers or middle men buy price at higher prices, the rice

prices in the market will move accordingly but it also depends

on how the government releases the rice which it pledges. If it

sells the rice in the country, prices will be maintained otherwise

consumers will be buying rice at 20-30 baht higher per kilogram.

We have to wait and see how the government will solve this

problem.”

Pornthip, Financial and Accounting officer, United Rice

“Advantage of rice-mortgage scheme is that we can earn more

money but the problem is farmers don’t have rice to pledge. Even

as the scheme began, we have only a small amount of rice and

the moisture level is not of milling standard. Mills require rice’s

moisture must not be over 15 % which is difficult. The best I

could do was mill rice at21-22% of moisture.

As I talked to my friends, most farmers prefer rice price

guarantee because it guaranteed that we will definitely profit on

the margin.

Rice-mortgage scheme should not affect the price of rice domestically

as the government will maintain the rice prices and won’t

let rice in the domestic market become too expensive because

they will lose people’s trust, which is not what they would want.”

acted as a natural flood defense system for the city but with industrialization,

land was needed and the mangroves were replaced,

just like how roads were built, replacing canals that acted as a

natural drainage system.

Recently, the Organization for

Economic Co-operation and

Development revealed

the list of major cities that are

exposed to coastal flooding

disasters and Bangkok was

named as one of them.

Governments in other countries

are already drafting policies for

preparedness but the

Thai Governments have been too

embroiled in political strife to focus

on the issue.

Time is running out for Bangkok

as some academics believe the

city can be completely immersed

in water by2030, without proper

planning and policies in place.

By 2100 most agree the capital will

acquire an Atlantis status.

Keeping in mind putting effective disaster management

strategies, land use practices,

protection investment plans in place and

implementing coastal protection

infrastructure requires a lead time of at least

30 years, the time to start is now.

Foreign Minister Seeks to

Improve Situation in Southern

Provinces

Surapong Tovichakchaikul, Foreign Minister

revealed that during his trip to the 66th

Session of the United Nation Generals

Assembly in New York he held a discussion

with Malaysian Foreign Minister concerning

cooperation’s in order to ensure peace

in the country’s 3 Southernmost provinces.

He also expressed regret for the death of

4 Malaysians from an explosion in Su-ngai

Kolok.

Thailand and Malaysia are ready to host

a conference on cooperation and strategy

development in the border areas.

The impact of the government’s oil price cut

policy on gas

The government’s oil price cut policy has seriously affected the

business of gas cylinder stations while previously, the government

used to support gas cylinders for cars.

What People Are Saying :

“Since the government has cut oil taxes, in one month, our

garage has lost 50% of its customers . Previously, customers had

to call in and be registered on the waiting list but now they can

just walk in and get their gas cylinders installed.

In this situation, our garage has to adapt by offering more servies

to customers such as, oil change service and other maintenance

services of cars with gas cylinders. The business is still

continuing without any layoffs as our garage is medium sized.

Large and medium garages are able to adapt but small garages

will be seriously affected .”

Chaiyuth,Gasboydgarage owner.

“Our garage has been seriously affected from the oil price cut

policy. Some days we don’t have any customers. Now, most of the

customers come to our garage and ask will the oil prices go up?

Mostly, they think that since oil prices and gas prices are not so

different they need not install a gas cylinder.

We have adapted by offering promotions, such as 25,000 baht

for a gas installation instead of 22,900 baht in order to convince

customers to use gas..”

Thanjira , Saman gas service garage owner.

By Pat Manaschuang

By Bangkok Timesaver Team

PM took an oath

against corruption

Prime Minister Yingluck

Shinawatra vowed to fight

against corruption this morning

in an anti-corruption

campaign which took place

at Lumpini Park with many

important political figures

joining the bandwagon.

Participating in this event

was also Opposition leader

Mr. Abhisit Vejjajiva, Commerce

Minister Mr. Kittirat

Na Ranong, the National

Anti-Corruption Commission

(NACC), the private sector

and media representatives.

Acting NACC President Mr.

Pongsak Assakul said the

campaign was aimed at reiterating

the anti-corruption

movement at every level in

the Thai society. He added

that it was a long road ahead

but it was the beginning of

a great change for Thailand.

The Prime Minister took an

oath against corruption and

stressed that her government

placed great important

on promoting good morals

and transparency among

all officials. She also said she

would like to see the culture

of honesty manifest in the

Thai society.

Thani , a rice growing farmer from Pathumthani province

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Royal Endorsement

of Abhisit as

Opposition leader

Pitoon Phumhiran, Secretary-

General of the house of

Representatives delivered the

royal command , appointing

the opposition leader , to

the Democrat party, in an

endorsement ceremony.

He announced that His

Majesty the King has

graciously appointed Abhisit

Vejjachiva, Democrat party

leader as opposition leader.

Abhisit pledged that he

would work towards benefitting

the people and the country

to the best of his abilities.

SOURCE: KHAOSOD

First-Home Scheme

to Start from Sep 22

The cabinet has approved

the tax measure for first

homes worth not over 5

million baht by a gradual

refund of 10% over 5 years

starting on Sep 22,2011.

Sathi tRangkasiri, Customs

Department director-general

said that the tax measure will

help people to buy their first

homes.

It will affect the

administration of tax

collection to a tune of about

1,700 million baht.

The measure is expected to

encourage expansion of the

real estate business sector.

KOMCHADLUEK


08

CPS Chap launches

the Red Mode

Collection

The Red Mode Collection for

fall/winter 2011-12 features

jeans made from red selvage

denim.

The weave of the fabric is narrower

leading to a snug, tight

fit once worn making it the

skinniest jeans in the market.

Plus, the fabric lends comfort

for wear in the Thai weather.

Now available in 10 different

styles at CPS Chaps Stores.

LG launched Optimus 3D

Smartphone

LG Electronics (Thailand) Co., Ltd

launched the LG Optimus 3D smartphone

which.runs on Android platform and

comes with glasses-free 3D touchscreen.

The LG Optimus 3D is equipped with a

4.3-inch WVGA 3D display and a 5-megapixel camera and a dual lens

that can record videos in 3D.

The LG Optimus 3D is a mobile version of the world’s first Tri-dual

technology.

CentralPlaza Lardprao reopens

Central Department Store (CDS) reopens its

Lard Phrao branch after renovations with a budget

of over 3,600 million baht.

With more than 100 brands and services, the retail

space of 41,000 square metres has been transformed

for a fresh and younger look aiming to establish itself as a lifestyle hub.

The renovations are expected to increase footfall by 10-15%.

Soi 24

Soi 39

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Trending

TAT and Google to cooperate on Google Map+Street View

TAT cooperates with Google Thailand to present a new

innovation of Google Maps with Street View in order to promote

Thailand’s featured tourist destinations and its exotic culture to the

world.

It is estimated that the Street View team would take between two

and three years to collect the data.

Google and TAT have invited the community to

participate and share their favourite tourist spots so that it can be

included in the visual mapping application.

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The popular Japanese apparel brand

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Worldshopping center in Bangkok on September 9th, 2011

to an overwhelming response with people queuing

up for 5 kilometres.

Prelaunch Uniqlo created

awareness in the Thai

market through social media

networking.

With their simple, basic and

solid styles and colours,

Uniqlo’s collections are

designed to suit everyone.

Uniqlo has gradually grown

into a truly global brand with over a 1,000

outlets worldwide.

Adolfo Dominguez Boutique

now at Central World

Boutique Newcity Public Company Limited expands its apparel

import and manufacturing business of over

10 famous brands by joining Spain’s leading fashion

house to launch Adolfo Dominguez under the

concept “Wrinkles are beautiful”.

The concept emphasizes simplicity and the nature of

raw materials without much decoration, yet aesthetically

pleasing from the inside out.

The designs focus on authentic fabrics as well as natural and environmentally

friendly raw materials like linen and cotton. For marketing in Thailand

the brand will open the fashion market for new generations age 30 and up with its ‘not-toomuch

luxury yet elegant look’, with a unique style, improving their personality with apparel.

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Outer Room

How does Tex

Mex, Japanese

Style, work?

Very well, it

seems according

to owner Yuji.

Coming from

a family of

Japanese

restaurant

owners, Yuji

wanted to

venture out on

his own and with

an adventurous

streak create

something

different.

After a strict training stint with a big

restaurant chain in Japan, Yuji was well

equipped to alter a few

culinary recipes and add

his own version.

The resulting Tex Mex,

Japanese Style, with

signature dishes like

‘TACORICE’ and ‘BEEF JAMBARAYA’ is a

hot favorite amongst Asian diners , particularly

the Japanese clientele.

39 Thirty Nine

“ Yuji wanted to venture out on his own and with

an adventurous streak create something different.”

Rioja

Owner of Rioja, Fernando

firmly believe in the

concept that food crosses

all boundaries and cooking

brings cultures together.

Fernando is adamant about

spreading Spanish culture

and cuisine in Thailand and

in fact sees himself as an

ambassador. Ten years ago

after numerous visits to the

country, Fernando saw a great

potential and seized it. There

were no Spanish restaurants

in Bangkok at that time and

he went with his gut instinct.

Fernando launched his own

outlet with a Thai partner,

Jaipak, although he was still

operating two restaurants in

Spain! Each year meant the

Spanish entrepreneur had to

make several trips before he

decided to sell his outlets in

Spain and live in Thailand

instead. Right from the word

go, Fernando adapted to his

“new life” and was completely sold with the concept of

“chai yen yen” (take it easy). One thing he noticed, which would

later form the basis of his belief, that food crosses all barriers,

was the observation Thais like Spanish

food and Spanish people adored Thai food.

Fernando truly understands food, not only

from the cooking aspect of it but also how

it can actually bring joy into people’s life.

For that very same reason he is always on the lookout to provide

the best ingredients and to prepare the most exquisite meals for

clients, just to see a smile on their faces. Rioja serves traditional

Yuji also worked

at Global Dining

as a waiter

during the day,

kitchen help at

lunch times and

bartender in the

night.

Expect to

see some

extraordinary

cocktails.

Apart from the

innovative menu,

Outer Room

offers several

floors of private

areas for karaoke, lounge and a darts room.

The name ‘Outer Room’ was derived from a

Japanese home designing concept. In Japan,

most homes do not have

“ Cooking brings cultures together ”

Pink had spent a lot of time in France and dreamt

of opening a French restaurant in Bangkok on her

return.Partnering with Reynard, a French chef, they

renovated a two storey place with the upstairs called

Reynard Restaurant, serving traditional French food

and the ground floor, 39 Bar and Restaurant with

French Fusion food. Reynard ran the restaurant

upstairs and Pink, the fusion restaurant. When the two

decided to part ways, Pink took

over both restaurants and had to

rethink the whole strategy again.

What was clear to her was that

traditional French cuisine is no longer the popular trend in the market and so

decided to turn Reynard Restaurant into 39 Thirty Nine, French fusion Restaurant. The ground

floor is being redecorated and will emerge as a wine bar.The fusion at 39 is not limited to just the

food but has been applied to the service and the ambience.The service is not as formal as is the norm

Food & Drink

a garden so designers

would design an outer

room, with a bit of

greenery for people to

relax in.

By Charles Blue

Spanish cuisine and

offers a tapas menu

during lunch. The

primeros or appetizers

include Beef Carpaccio

Stuffed with Duck Liver,

Olive Oil and Modena

Vinegar and Sauteed

Shitake Mushroom and

Shrimp with Water

Chestnut Sauce, while

the segundos or main

course’s wide selection

includes Homemade

Fettucine with Chorizo

Mushroom Pork

Bolognese sauce and

Stewed Beef Rioja Red

Wine Sauce served

with Sauteed Seasonal

Vegetables.

The Special Lunch

Tapas menu is from

11-2.30 pm everyday

and is a delightful

selection of small plated

dishes which include

Mixed Iberian Ham and Tomato Bread, Foie Gras and Deep Fried Mozzarella

Cheese Raspberry Sauce and Scallop Carpaccio, Rock Lobster Crispy Artichoke.

There is also a lunch set menu with appetizer, main course, coffee/tea for 380 baht or

appetizer, main course, dessert, coffee/tea for 420 baht.

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“ The fusion at 39 is not limited to just the

food but has been applied to the service and

the ambience.”

By Pawetre Petchtrakul

in fine dining French venues but warmer and

gentler with a Thai touch.As

for the ambience, the place is

more like a bistro with splashes

of orange to make guests feel

relaxed and more at home.

French Duck Foie Gras served

with Thai Mango Balsamic,

Grilled

Norwegian

Salmon

on spaghetti with Garlic

Parsley Sauce topped with

Caviar and French Style Frog Legs with a

touch of Asian Chilli Lime Butter Sauce are

the sort of interesting items you will see on

LEISURE 09

their menu.At 39 Thirty Nine, they have taken

the concept of ‘fusion’ and completed it in its

entirety.

By Noppadol Taengvichian

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10 LEISURE

Thai

Restaurant

Naj Cuisine

“ That’s what I am trying

to do here, make people

understand and appreciate

the original and authentic

Thai recipes.“

Restaurant,

Bar and

Delicatessen

Bei otto

“ The freshness and quality

are always guaranteed.” German Restaurant (Schwarzwald-, Bier- & Weinstube)

Catering Service, Deli Shop with Café, Bakery and Butchery,

Bei Otto is more than just another German outlet; it’s one of

Bangkok’s better known institutions.

If you are looking for something fancy then Bei Otto is definitely

not your cup of tea but if it’s a cozy, German tavern with great

German food and sausages then Bei Otto is not to be missed at

Bar&Grill

The

Clubhouse

“ The Clubhouse Sports Bar

& Grill’ is going to be the

No. 1 Sports Bar in

Bangkok

Coffee Shop

Roast

“ I want to improve the

quality of coffee that is

offered in Thailand, one cup

at a time.”

Food & Drink

The first impression one gets of Naj Cuisine is that the owners have

done an excellent job of showcasing the charms of Thailand from

their décor to the food and service.

Kan, the owner, narrates how his mother, Luckananaj started the

restaurant more than 25 years ago and worked on the concept of

cooking and serving Thai food which is authentic but is different from

the food that is cooked at home. The thought behind the concept is

that most of the regulars are Thais who would appreciate a culinary

experience that is more diverse than the one they

would get at home.

Luckananaj had created and nurtured a popular

Thai restaurant over the years but it was Kan and

his sister, Ploy, who have taken it to the next step

of making it an institution, with the addition of

Naj Collection Boutique and Naj Cooking School.

Ploy takes care of Naj Collection Boutique, which

is attached to the restaurant and offers a wide

selection of exquisite Thai silk products from

home decor and accessories.

Kan personally looks after the cooking school and teaches most of

the classes himself. He believes learning how to cook should be fun

and people would benefit more from cooking themselves than from

listening to lectures instead. As Kan puts it, ”I emphasize on three

points, firstly, it must be fun, secondly the customer must be able to

any cost.

Otto Duffner, president and

owner of Bei Otto, grew up

in Koegnigsfeld in the Black

forest Region in Southwest

Germany and started

training to be a cook from

the age of

14 when

he spent

several

years

studying

various

regional

German

cuisines.

In 1975,

the

Heidelberg

Chamber of Commerce

awarded him the title of

Master Chef.

When the Singha Bierhaus

opened in 1981, the owners

of Bangkok’s Boonroad

Brewery hired Otto as a chef

for the newly opened outlet

General Manager, Craig Burton is determined ‘The Clubhouse Sports Bar & Grill’ is going to be the

No. 1 Sports Bar in Bangkok and with his ‘hands on’ approach that seems very much within reach.

Born in England, Craig has been in Thailand for six years. Before coming to Bangkok, Craig was

previously running his own bistro in Nongplue, Chonburi, which he sold before moving to the

capital to further his career.

In his first few months he has implemented numerous changes, bringing The Clubhouse to the

public’s attention through aggressive use of social media and in house, by focussing on

creating an atmosphere becoming of a great sports and music venue.

The dining experience is very high on The Clubhouse’s priorities, with a large selection of

western pub favorites, specialized pasta dishes and quality Thai cuisine. Since taking over,

the menu has under gone many changes with additions like Pesto Chicken Fettuccine and

Australian Steaks with a Demi glaze sauce. With a huge variety sure to satisfy everyone’s

tastes great offers are being offered for both lunch and evenings.

The obvious question to ask Craig would be if he feels any different running a place for

someone else compared to his own. He replied “It’s exactly the same.

I might be an employee now but I don’t feel like one as the owners are

very understanding and trust me to do the best for the Clubhouse.

I treat all aspects of the business the same as I would if I was the

owner”.

Both Craig and his team feel they are now laying the foundation for the

business to grow. But are aware that it will require a continuous effort

to keep the high standards being set.

The Clubhouse is spread over two floors on the site of a previous

Korean butcher shop

opposite Giusto on Sukhumvit Soi 23. The ground floor is an ideal

venue for dining and viewing international sports whilst enjoying a

drink and listening to classic rock and popular music.

Upstairs “The Lookout’ is a private and spacious location to hold corporate events or group parties

Tae’s quest for the perfect cup of coffee took him from one coffee shop to the other to no avail.It all started when he left

his job as a media marketing executive and started to accept freelance jobs. Without an office of his own, Tae would meet

potential clients in coffee shops to conduct his business.Sipping endless cups of coffee, he wondered why he could not

find that perfect cup of coffee anywhere. Tae decided to take his quest seriously and open his own coffee shop. He started

learning more about coffee from many coffee specialists all around the world. It took him 4-5 months but by the end of

it he was ready. Next step was the premise itself. He had been eyeing a parking lot in Sukhumvit 24 for a while now and

decided to just ring the doorbell of the house, the space belonged to, and just

ask. They struck a deal and Tae had his first coffee shop of 15 seats, Ohana. It

was not long before he had to expand it to 40 seats. Ohana offers coffee along

with a menu of sandwiches, paninis and baked items as it was his concept to

have good coffee along with good food.Tae admitted that he was still learning

about coffee all the time even after launching Ohana. Following through with the

idea that each outlet should be different, Tae named his next outlet ‘Roast’ and

as the name implies they do the roasting in the outlet as they now have ample

space to do so.Roast, with its bigger kitchen, can offer a more extensive menu

than Ohana and Tae is planning to do so with the introduction of his Tapas and

Dinner menu. The Tapas menu consists of small bites from all over the globe

and the Dinner menu encompasses salads, pastas and simple food. By simple

food, Tae means simply presented without all the fuss even though the sauce for

a particular dish might have taken two days to prepare. Lastly, when asked what does he hope to achieve in the long run, he

replies “I want to improve the quality of coffee that is offered in Thailand, one cup at a time.’

go home and cook the dishes taught and lastly, they must truly

understand the ingredients.”

To make sure that people get to touch and feel the herbs,

an organic garden is grown next to the school for academic

reasons.

“There are so many types of basil for example that is used in

Thai cooking, do you know which one is used in a Tom Yum?”

Most of the Thai food we are eating today is not 100% Thai

anymore with adaptations from other cultures, such as the

“Yum Salmon”. That’s what I am trying to do here, make people

understand and appreciate the original and authentic Thai

recipes.”

Naj Cuisine is on the verge of launching another outlet, “The Local”, whose menu

will be based on traditional and original Thai recipes of old, with names of dishes

like “Fish in a Bamboo” and will include a library full of books, photographs and

items that tells the story of Thai culture, history and cuisine.

“My Philosophy in business? I feel everyone has talent but what makes one

person more successful that others would be if they possess abundant quantities

of persistence and endurance. When things don’t go the way you feel they should

you must try harder. Sometimes, you think you can’t but you can.”

and so started his

career in Thailand.

By 1984, the chef had

established “Bei Otto”

his own restaurant,

together with a bakery

adding on a butchery

and delicatessen later.

The restaurant boasts

plenty of traditional

German dishes, including

Pork Knuckle, Bavarian

Platter, German Mixed

Sausages, Wiener Schnitzel

and more…

The deli shop with Café

opens daily from 8.00-24.00,

selling homemade sausages,

breads, cakes, pastries

By Pawetre Petchtrakul

and imported products.

Breakfasts, sandwiches and

coffee break are also available

for customers. The freshness

and quality are always

guaranteed.

By Charles Blue

with full seating, upper balcony and professional pool table.

Happy hours are from 3pm-8pm Monday to Saturday and

3pm-5pm on Sundays.

Happy Hour is shorter on Sundays as The Clubhouse runs the

fun (and potentially lucrative) ‘Binn Go’ game from 5pm-8pm.

The game ‘Binn-Go’ is a play on the Thai way of asking

for the ‘Checkbin’ and the

luckydraw number game

‘Bingo’. Every time you

purchase a drink during this

period you get to pick a ball,

with free drinks, discounts and

other prizes contained inside.

If you are lucky, you might not

have to pay for any drinks at all

in that specified time! One last

thing, if Craig asks you what

your favorite track is, do not be

surprised if it’s the next track

playing while he has not moved from your side. He loves music

and has a trick where he can bring up nearly any requested

track right from his phone! Just another example of Craig’s

caring and ‘hands on’ approach, making your time at

‘The Clubhouse’ as entertaining and enjoyable as possible.

www.facebook.com/theclubhousebangkok

www.theclubhousebangkok.com

By Noppadol Taengvichian

By Juthamas Pakrajang

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Fat Fish

Even after Shirley completed

her Cordon Bleu training she

was not convinced launching

her own restaurant was a

good idea.

It took a friend to intervene,

negotiate the lease deal and

partner with her for her to

take the plunge.

Today, she does look slightly

dazed and has this to say

“There is so much to learn!

The experience you get

from running a restaurant,

you can’t pay and have it

taught to you in any school.

You have to really love what

you do or else you could get

completely stressed.”

Asked if she has any regrets

Sumi Grand Yakiniku

Four friends who were

passionate about grilled food

kept meeting up and entertaining

their friends with

different recipes of grills.

and the answer

is a definite ‘no’,

although she had a

shaky start, launching

the restaurant

in the midst of the

political turmoil

last year. However,

her positive

attitude has led her

to believe it was a

good time to get

the concept right

and to fine tune the

operations making

her more prepared

for the popularity that Fat Fish now enjoys.

The bistro serves all types of seafood sticking

to no particular cuisine. It’s the seafood

recipe that dictates the flavors and direction of the dish instead.

The vision for the place was originally a French sidewalk café

Inevitably, they decided to take the plunge and open their own

restaurant.

That’s why the grills at Sumi

Grand do not adhere to any

particular style of cuisine, whether

western or oriental such as Japanese

and Korean. The focus is on the

sauces which bring out the best

taste of the meat.

The seafood sauce is Thai flavored

but not too strong, the “Jaew” sauce

is the most popular and tamarind

based while the establishment

brews their own Yakiniki sauce,

consisting of fruit and mirin.

The best of beef, pork and

seafood are

selected for customer’s satisfaction starting

with Wagyu Beef, Kurobuta pork Or

Berkshire pork and salmon from Norway. Bay shrimp, Tuna,

Food & Drink

“ The bistro serves all types of seafood sticking

to no particular cuisine.”

Wagyuyaki Steakhouse

Beef that melts in your mouth

like mushrooms, asparagus and

The outstanding and exceptional experience of eating at broccoli and a soup.

Wagyuyaki Steakhouse is its offer of premium Matsusaka beef, Should you want to exhibit your

Teppanyaki style.

own grilling expertise, hot plates

Matsusaka beef is black-haired wagyu or Japanese beef

are available at your own table for a

originating in the Matsusaka region of Mie, Japan.

do-it-yourself.

It is one of the most famous beef types within Japan and The menu is simple and apart from

internationally, with a high fat to meat ratio which makes the meat grilled food there are other fusion

very tender and succulent.

Japanese food on offer such as the

Teppanyaki is a style of Japanese cuisine that uses an iron plate to Fried Salmon with Tartare Sauce

cook food which can range from vegetables to meats and seafood and Tuna Spicy Roll.

and at Wagyuyaki Steakhouse, the chef cooks and grills the Happy Hours is from 5-8 pm with

Wagyu beef in front of guests.

buy one get one free for beer and

The Matsusaka beef is priced at 1,500 baht per 100 gram and house pouring

if that’s too steep, then there are other quality “ Beef that melts in your mouth”

beef from New Zealand and America, along with

pork, chicken and fresh shellfish.

The Teppanyaki set comes with 3 sauces, grilled vegetables

“ the “Jaew” sauce is the most popular ”

but it turned out to

be more New York

than French which

has worked out quite

well as the cuisine was

more ‘world’.

The specials on the

board changes but

features dishes such as

Prawn Ravioli & scallop

in Beurre Blanc

Tulle Sauce, Oyster

Kilpatrick, baked with

Bacon, Cheese & Spinach

and Escargots a la

Bourguinonne.

Items like stuffed Chicken breast with Spinach

and Pan fried Foie Gras salad with reduced

Balsamic & Sundried Cherry Tomato

are also on offer for those who wish to have something other than

Scallop are also available for the grill.

The aim is to enable customers to enjoy quality meats and

seafood without paying an exorbitant price.

The venue works on a buffet system

where you can order as much meat, seafood or

vegetable as you like to grill. The time given

for eating is 2 hours and 90 minutes to order.

There’s a 50 baht fine per dish that is wasted

and no takeaways allowed! The buffets

come in the price range of 329 baht, 449 baht,

699 baht and 899 baht.

Chanon, a partner says, “We are not in this

business to make huge margins from the food

we sell. It’s our pleasure to see our customers

get value for money. Besides, in the long run, it’s brand building

that we are concentrating on.”

By Pawetre Petchtrakul

LEISURE 11

seafood.

The specials menu changes

constantly giving patrons

something fresh and new like

the seafood at Fat Fish!

By Juthamas Pakrajang

By Pumiwaj Singtrakul

By Charles Blue

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12 LEISURE Beauty & Personal Care

Spa life, The Boutique Spa experience now

boasts six branches, all with different and

exotic themes of Turkish, Grecian, Modern

Contemporary Chinese, Japanese, Oriental and

Andaman Islands.

The Spa Life at Sukhumvit 26 is based on the

Andaman Islands concept with an old house

which is slightly colonial, converted and

redecorated to follow the theme.

The structure

and furniture are

in whites while

splashes of blue

bring out the feel

of the sea, with

an indoor and

outdoor area.

On arrival at the

spa, customers are

required to fill a

form pertaining

to health, lifestyle

and preference

details to facilitate

the consultant

in assigning

the appropriate

treatment and

pressure of massage.

Most of the rooms at Spa life come equipped

with Jaccuzzi, steam and sauna facilities.

An interesting and unique treatment “Guasha”

which is “horns of an animal’ in Chinese was

implemented by one of the earlier Taiwanese

consultants.

The horn of an animal is shaped flat with ridged

edges and used to scrape the skin at particular

points for detoxification.

The signature treatment is the ‘Golden Hot

Stone Therapy’ which involves oil mixed with

pure gold. The oil is presented in a candle from

and when lit, the wax returns to its oil form.

Once the warm oil is slowly poured on the

customer, the masseur begins a deep massage.

Due to the intensity of the pressure, this

Massage Spa

Spa Life

The Boutique Spa Experience

Guasha

Golden Hot Stone

OUR AGENDA

treatment is highly suitable for men.

Another signature treatment spa life is rolling

out, specifically for the Sukhumvit 26 branch,

is the ‘Organic Andaman Indulgence.’

The treatment is with organic oil with organic

coconut scrub. The technique involved in

the treatment includes a massage within

itself, which is normally absent from scrub

treatments. The end result is soft, moist skin.

Sunai Wachirawan

of Spanovator is

the man behind

the concepts at Spa

Life.

With his impressive

experience in the

spa business, Sunai

and his talented

team consults,

manages and

rebrands spas for

clients.

Asked how does he

plans to keep Spa

Life ahead of the

competition,

he replies “

By creating

innovative

treatments,

products and

services that

foster customer

loyalty and

providing different themes in the outlets so it’s

always refreshing and new for the customer.”

By Juthamas Pakrajang

Divana opened the doors of its first spa, 10 years

ago when spas were the trend and competition

scarce.

Influenced by the downturn of airline industry,

six flight attendants

got together and

decided that they

were going to be

their own bosses

by launching a

world class spa

and products,

with each of them

taking turns to look

after the business

according to their

flight schedules.

Asked whether

this system of

management

has ever led to

confusion or

conflict, one of the

partners, Laksuree

Detrerkpan said “No, not really. Whoever was

the last person in charge emails a report to keep

others involved and updated, so the next person

can take over from there. Plus, we all manage our

schedules so that we can meet once a week, no

matter what time it is. If we disagree

on any topic we just put it to vote. The

whole procedure is truly democratic!”

The vivacious and sparkling Laksuree

continues “In actuality, the fact that all

of us are still flying is a bonus because

we get to see the latest trends across the

world and that keeps us innovative.”

Judging by the amount of competition

that exists in the market today, a lot of

innovative ideas had had to go into the

development of Divana as a brand.

Divana now boasts of 3 spas, Divana Massage

& Spa, a truly garden & home spa in the heart

of Bangkok, Divana Divine Spa, aesthetic urban

spa, and Divana Virtue Spa, classical luxury spa.

YOUR SUCCESSFUL MEETING

Radisson Suites Bangkok Sukhumvit

23/2-3 Sukhumvit 13, Sukhumvit Road,

Klongtoey Nua, Wattana,

Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Tel: +66 (0) 2 645 4999

Fax: + 66 (0) 2 645 4888

sales.sukhumvit@radisson.com

www.radisson.com/bangkokth_sukhumvit

Massage Spa

Divana Spa

A World Class Spa and Products,

White Orchid - Kisana

Queen of the night

If you fancy being a princess for one day,

indulge in the signature treatments “White

Orchid-Kisana”, which brings glowing

fairness to your skin and cherishes your

youthfulness and

“Queen of the

Night” with eight

kinds of fragrant

night flowers

combined to create

great healing power

and act as an antiaging

remedy.

Thirty nine more

exclusively designed

treatments await

you at Divana Spas.

A range of spa

products has also

been launched by

Divana with lines

of purifiers and

detoxifiers for the

hair and the skin.

Not people to stop at spas and products, the

partners have now expanded into beauty

clinics with Divana Clinic, the natural antiaging.

The concept of the clinic revolves

around the key point that when the internal

organ systems work in equilibrium

and continuation, one’s body and

mind will be healthy and strong,

resulting in a beautiful and youthful

body, appearance and complexion.

Divana, certainly will bring out the

‘diva’ and ‘goddess’ in you through

making you beautiful, balanced and

healthy from inside out.

By Charthree Atchariyabadee

The Event Room – Ideal for Meetings, Banquets and Special Events up to 100 people.

Full day meeting packages start from just THB 999 net per person.

SUITES BANGKOK

SUKHUMVIT

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Let’s Relax Spa

opens new br anch at

Ter minal 21 Shopping Mall

Asqu

Happy Hours

Menam Hotel

Co., Ltd

25th Year of success

Bambou Product

Launch

The German Gunius

Peter Watson

Coco Chanel: The

Legend and the Life

Justine Picardie

16th Book Expo

Thailand 2011

Date – 5-16/10/2011

10.00 am – 09.00 pm

Venue – Queen Sirikit

National Convention Center

Katia Guerreiro

Date – 13/10/2011

Venue – Thailand Cultural

Center

www.thaiticketmajor.com

Bangkok RHVAC

2011 and Bangkok

E&E 2011

Date – Trade days 12

-14/10/2011, Public days 15

– 16/10/2011

Venue – Impact Exhibition

and Convention Centre,

Bangkok

Flamenco

Date – 15 -16/10/2011

Venue – Thailand Cultural

Center

PR Releases & Promotions

A new branch of Let’s Relax Day Spa is scheduled to open on Tuesday, October 11th at Terminal 21 Shopping mall, a new shopping

mall in the prime location, at Asoke Intersection accessible by both BTS and MRT. The newest branch of ‘Let’s Relax’ will be located on

the 6th Floor of Terminal 21 Shopping Mall, an airport-styled shopping mall with an inspiring atmosphere, 9 floors for retail stores and

20 floors of Serviced Apartment.The spa is designed to a modern contemporary style, equipped with over 15 treatment rooms in 750

square meters area. Let’s Relax Day Spa treatments combines different healing practices from the traditional Thai Massage to modern

healing techniques with the use of western spa technologies. Offering a variation of treatments such as hand and foot reflexology, back

and shoulder massage, Thai massage, Aromatherapy oil massage, and the signature treatment, Aromatic Hot Stone Massage. SPECIAL

OFFER for the Grand Opening 3,500 baht coupon + Free 1 foot massage voucher for Only 3,000 THB 6,000 baht coupon + Free 1Hr.

Thai massage voucher for Only 5,000 THB 12,000 baht coupon + Free 1Hr. Oil Massage for Only 10,000 THB Coupons

Promotion – now until 16th November 2011 at Terminal 21 Branch only. Let’s Relax Day Spa aims to achieve the harmonious connection

of body, mind and soul, serviced by highly trained therapists. Massages are conducted on modern adjustable spa bed, comfortable

mattress, relaxing soft leather chairs or imported Back and Shoulder chairs. Quality spa products are also available for take-home as a gift to yourself or your loved ones.

Ranges from massage oil, essential oil, shower gel, body lotion, diffuser kit to light snacks. Let’s Relax, Terminal 21, 6th Floor, Sukhumvit 21 Tel. 02-108-0555. www.

letsrelaxspa.com

“asqu” is a chic and sexy venue for a captivating city cocktail experience or to relax with a selection of wine & tapas. asqu offers two happy

hours daily, with Boardroom happy hour from 6pm - 7pm and Night Owl happy hour from 10pm - 11 pm. House pouring spirits and beer are

discounted by 50%, cocktails and wine by the glass are discounted by 30%. For further information or reservations, kindly contact 02 645 4999 or

fb.sukhumvit@radisson.com

Board of Directors and the Management of the Menam Hotel Co., Ltd recently hosted an exclusive cocktail reception to celebrate its

25th anniversary at the Ramada Plaza Menam Riverside Bangkok’s Menam Chao Phraya Grand Ballroom among many distinguished

well wishers and business associates. Seen in the picture (from left) Yuthana Chindakul, Dr. Prasat Chandratip, M.L. Srali Kitiyakara,

Khunying Suchada Thirawat (1st - 4th ) and Khunying Sangduen na Nakorn (6th) were welcomed by the company’s top executives : Vilai

Vitayathanagorn , Vice President (5th), Malee Tangsin, Chairwoman (7th) and Dr. Pichai Tangsin, Managing Director (8th).

Bambou Products are now available at local department stores.These include Central Chidlom,Siam Paragon and Emporium..

Bambou will launch a special collection of Bambou textile home accessories.

Books & Events

LEISURE 13

From the end of the Baroque age and the death of Bach in 1750 to the rise of Hitler in 1933, Germany transformed from a poor relation among

western nations into a dominant intellectual and cultural force more influential than France, Britain, Italy, Holland, and the United States. In the early

decades of the 20th century, German artists, writers, philosophers, scientists, and engineers were leading their freshly-unified country to new and

undreamed of heights, and by 1933, they had won more Nobel prizes than anyone else and more than the British and Americans combined. But this

genius was cut down in its prime with the rise and subsequent fall of Adolf Hitler and his fascist Third Reich-a legacy of evil that has overshadowed

the nation’s contributions ever since. Yet how did the Germans achieve their pre-eminence beginning in the mid-18th century? In this fascinating

cultural history, Peter Watson goes back through time to explore the origins of the German genius, how it flourished and shaped our lives, and, most

importantly, to reveal how it continues to shape our world. As he convincingly demonstarates, while we may hold other European cultures in higher

esteem, it was German thinking-from Bach to Nietzsche to Freud-that actually shaped modern America and Britain in ways that resonate today.

Synopsis : The much anticipated and beautifully illustrated Sunday Times Bestselling Biography Coco Chanel: and the Life was first released to great

critical acclaim in 2010. Now the paperback edition of Justine Picardie’s biography of the French fashion designer Gabrielle Chanel has arrived. The

Mail on Sunday calls it ‘gripping’, the Sunday Times declares it to be ‘fascinating’, the Telegraph ‘elegant’ and ‘brilliant’; while the Daily Mail hails it

as a ‘vividly told account, in the style of Chanel herself’. This is the definitive biography of a heroine who founded the most successful fashion label in

history; a woman that transformed her life into a myth veiled in enigma and scandal; whose talent and innovation endures beyond her own pioneering

sartorial creations. Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life was written by Justine Picardie as a celebration and investigation of Chanel’s phenomenal

achievements. Shortlisted for the Galaxy National Book Awards, selling over 50,000 copies thus far, and now translated into 15 languages worldwide,

this eloquent biography has revealed the hidden secrets of the legendary Chanel.

With the aim to foster a love of reading among Thai people and to promote a learning society where people develop creative thinking

through reading, the Publishers and Booksellers Association of Thailand (PUBAT) is hosting the 16th Book Expo Thailand 2011.

The event will embrace over 400 leading Thai publishing houses offering an amazing array of premium-quality books at special bargain

prices. Visitors will also have a chance to attend meet & greet sessions with numerous well-known authors, along with onstage edutainment

programs, intellectually-stimulating seminars, and much more. Tel. 02-9549560-4, www.thailandbookfair.com

Katia’s alto voice and her ability to pull around the tempo of songs in dramatic surges - alternately wistful, flirtatious, heartbroken or in fullthroated

vibrato – is perfect for the intimate drama of Lisbon fado (Portuguese ‘blues’ songs traditionally sung in smoky tavernas). In 2010

Katia received the highest accolade for a Fadista - the “Best Performer of Fado” award - from the Amalia Rodrigues Foundation. Katia’s

songbook is selected from the great contemporary Portuguese poets and she will be backed by Portugese guitarra (a type of 12-stringed

mandolin), classical guitar and double bass.

The Asia’s largest and coolest Refrigeration, Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning event, Bangkok RHVAC 2011, and the latest

innovations in Electrical and Electronics devices in Bangkok E&E 2011, have been brought together in one worldleading show.

The shows bring together industry leaders from around the world to showcase the latest developments in RHVAC technology, and new

innovations in environment-friendly, power-saving electrical and electronic devices in concept “Green Innovation for the Better Life” and

“Save Energy= Save The World”.

Building on the success of previous years, the show will be host to nearly 200 exhibitors from around the world, and be attended by

more than 30,000 visitors including buyers, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, importers, exporters, dealers, developers, industrial and

residential end-users, and more. For more Information – www.thaitradefair.com

The undisputed grand dame of flamenco and Spain’s ambassador for flamenco to the world, the whole ensemble of Ballet Nacional España

(NBE) - over 50 performers – will be on stage. La Leyenda is Antonio’s stunning tribute to diva Carmen Amaya. Two women portray her

public and private sides in outstanding performances culminating in a magnificent closing seguiriya (a flamenco style).

Dulia, choreographed by hot duo Rojas & Rodriguez, is a showcase of excellent ensemble castanet playing and passionate technique. NBE

is at the top of their latest creative cycle and will fittingly bring the curtain down on this year’s festival. For more Information – www.

thaiticketmajor.com

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14 LEISURE Map Sukhumvit

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VIVO HAIR BEAUTY Dubliner MASSAGE Irish Pub

234/7 Sukhumvit Soi 12 (between 440 Soi Sukhumvit 12 & Time Rd. Square) (Between Soi 22 & 24)

Tel:02-653-2928 , 081-830-0547 Klongton , Klongtoey Bangkok

Tel.02-2041841 , www.thedublinerbangkok.com

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Best Beef Restaurant

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BTS On Nut 1490/2 Sukhumvit Road, Prakanong , Klongtoey , Bangkok 10110

Tel: 02-7429416 Email : bestbeef@8115655.com

Link : http://www.facebook.com/pages/BestBeef-Sukhumvit/297696876431?sk=wall

Open : 4.00 pm - 12.00 pm

VIVO HAIR BEAUTY The Esta MASSAGE Modern Clinic

234/7 Sukhumvit Soi 12 (between 83 Sukhumvit Soi 12 & Time 63 (Soi Square) Ekamai), Bangkok 10110.

Tel:02-653-2928 , 081-830-0547 Mobile: 082-445-7777 Tel: 02-390-2747.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

WHERE TO RELAX

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www.beauty-salon.bangkoktimesaver.com

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

WHERE TO VISIT

www.travel-agency.bangkoktimesaver.com

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WHERE TO STAY

www.stay-hotels.bangkoktimesaver.com

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

WHERE TO EAT

www.coffee-shop.bangkoktimesaver.com

www.dining-restaurant.bangkoktimesaver.com

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

WHERE TO SHOP

www.shopping.bangkoktimesaver.com

Soi 2

2

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Sendai Ramen Sendai Mokkori Ramen Restaurant Mokkori Restaurant

8/3 Soi Sukhumvit 55 (Thonglor 8/3 2) Sukhumvit Soi Sukhumvit Road, 55 (Thonglor 2) Sukhumvit Road,

North Klongton,Wattana 10110 North Klongton,Wattana 10110

Tel / Fax: 02392 0811 Mobile : 086 Tel 785 / Fax: 7871 02392 0811 Mobile : 086 785 7871 pm

Soi 3 (Nana Nua)

Soi 4 (Nana)

Soi 5

20

Soi 7

Soi 9

Soi 6 Nana

Discount

20%

Sukhumvit 24, Bangkok

15 Sukhumvit Soi 24, Klong Toey

Bangkok, Thailand 10110

Tel: (66-2) 612 5777

Fax: (66-2) 612 5655

Email: sales.sukhumvit24@oakwoodasia.com

oakwoodasia.com

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Oakwood Residence

15 Sukhumvit Soi 24, Klongtoey Bangkok 10110

Tel: 02-612-5777 Fax: 02-612-5655

http://www.oakwoodasia.com Email: sales.sukhumvit24@oakwoodasia.com 16 9

www.bawarchiindian.com

Trilliant

Sukhumvit 18, Bangkok

26 Sukhumvit Soi 18, Sukhumvit Rd.

Bangkok, Thailand 10110

Tel: (66-2) 302 5777

Fax: (66-2) 302 5788

Email: sales.sukhumvit18@oakwoodasia.com

oakwoodasia.com

Oakwood Apartments

26 Sukhumvit Soi 18, Sukhumvit Rd. Bangkok 10110

Tel: 02-302-5777 Fax: 02-302-5788

http://www.oakwoodasia.com Email: sales.sukhumvit18@oakwoodasia.com

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2FL., 593/13-14 Soi Sukhumvit 33/1 Sukhumvit Road., Klongtan-Nua

Waattana, Bangkok

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113 Soi Thonglor 13 Sukhumvit 55 Rd.Klongton Nua, Wattana Bangkok, 10110

Tel: (66-2) 713 9500 Fax: (66-2) 713 9549

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10.00am-2.00pm.

aroma massage 399 B.

Tiger Massage@Thonglor

160/12 Sukhumvit 55 (Thonglor Soi 6) Klongton-Nua Wattana Bangkok

Tel.02-7138493 , 081-4321500 , Open:10.00-24.00

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VIVO HAIR BEAUTY MASSAGE

234/7 Sukhumvit Soi 12 (between Soi 12 & Time Square)

Tel:02-653-2928 , 081-830-0547

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Bei Otto

1 Sukhumvit Soi 20 Rd,Khlongtoey Bangkok 10110

Tel: 02-2620892, 02-2600869 Fax: 02-2581496

http://www.beiotto.com

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Suki Shabu@24

Suki Shabu @ 24

7 Sukhumvit 24 ( Soi Kasam ) , Klongton , Klongtoey , Bangkok 10110

Tel : 02 661 0037-8 , 02 661 0488 , 02 204 2282 Fax : 02 661 0038

Open 11.00 am – 12.00 pm

7 Sukhumvit 24 (Soi Kasam), Klongton, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110

Tel : 02 661 0037-8 , 02 661 0488 , 02 204 2282 Fax : 02 661 0038

Open 11.00 am – 12.00 pm

Buy 1 Get 1 Free

Only Shark Fin Soup 500 B.

Expired. 30/09/11

Outside Service 24 Hours

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2/20- 22, Sukhumvit 41, Sukhumvit Road,

Klongtan Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110

Email: rsvn@checkinnonline.com

Tel.: 02-259-7435-8, Fax. (+66)2258 9724

Seafood Town Restaurant

7 Sukhumvit 24 (Soi Kasam), Klongton, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110

Tel : 02 661 0037-8 , 02 661 0488 , 02 204 2282 Fax : 02 661 0038

Open 11.00 am – 12.00 pm

VIVO HAIR BEAUTY Sabai Sabai MASSAGE Massage

234/7 Sukhumvit Soi 12 (between 62/4 Soi Sukhumvit 12 & Time 20 Square) Klongtoey Bangkok

Tel:02-653-2928 , 081-830-0547 Tel. 02-2594130 , 080-2382333

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di Vino food and wine

Penny’s Balcony, Thonglor 16, Sukhumvit 55, chefeero@hotmail.com ,

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