Ambrose Wine Limited
Ambrose Wine Limited, a specialist wine company
based in Thailand, was established in 1996 as an offshoot of Seagram
Thailand. The company is owned by the Techapaibul family, which also
constitutes the company’s Board of Directors, with Chawalit
Techapaibul as the Executive Chairman.
The Techapaibul family has been prominent in
business and banking in Thailand for many years and was formerly a
joint venture partner with Seagram in Thailand.
Ambrose Wine Ltd. currently employs some 130 staff,
with 20 in Sales and Marketing and 35 in Warehousing and Logistics. In
addition, the company has a team of 50 in-store promoters who work as
product consultants in leading retail stores throughout the country.
Ambrose Wine has been a consistent supporter of the
PC Classic, giving generous sponsorship for the event. Chawalit notes
that he is “fortunate to have a strong sales team” and points out
that, although the company is only nine years old, many of the staff
have more than 18 years experience in the business.
The sailors, supporters, sponsors and organizers of
the 2005 PC Classic will be fortunate to have a large range of wines
for their dining pleasure, perhaps some will be able to sample
Chawalit’s most ‘memorable’ vintages: A Cheval Blanc 1947, a
perfect wine and a Harlan Estate 1994 vintage, which, according to the
Executive Chairman, “is an awesome experience for the taste buds”.
Pongsak Tiamsuttikarn, Senior Sales Manager Upcountry, looks
forward to the 2005 PC Classic and equates the excellence of a sailing
event with Ambrose Wines: exciting, clean and healthy, enriching the
lives of all who partake.
Boon Rawd Brewery -
70 Years and still going strong
Boon Rawd Brewery, Thailand’s first and largest
brewery, was founded by Phraya Bhirom Bhakdi in 1933. The privately
owned company has expanded and diversified under the visionary and
innovative management of its founder into a renowned beer producer
with annual production capacity of 800 million litres.
To date, Boon Rawd’s extensive product lines
include beer, soda water, drinking water, ready to drink fruit juice,
ready to drink tea, and ready to drink coffee. Boon Rawd produces and
markets its products under “Singha”, “Leo.” and “Thai
Beer” brand names.
The company owns and operates three breweries and
six soda water and drinking water factories located in strategic
regions across Thailand.
Boon Rawd’s strengths stem from its commitment to
using the best ingredients, combined with its ability to apply the
latest technological advancement in the brewing process to produce
only the finest beer under full compliance with FDA regulations and
approval of each country, including European and North American
Moreover, Boon Rawd’s vast distribution network
further enhances its ability to serve clientele throughout the Kingdom
and overseas. Now, apart from exporting Singha Beer to 25 countries
world-wide, Boon Rawd has also acquired two breweries in Germany and
entered into a joint venture in China, to establish production bases
for the European and Asian markets.
Through its commitment to produce the best beers
possible, Boon Rawd’s products have, for the past 30 years,
regularly received honors and gold medal awards from various
institutions, both locally and internationally. The attainment of ISO
9002 is sure testimony that Boon Rawd continuously strives to keep up
with the ever-changing environment and international standards.
As an integral part of Thai Society, Boon Rawd
actively participates in environmental support programs, educational
scholarship programs, cultural events, traditional festivals, and
sports sponsorships, which include football, tennis, golf and yacht
An ongoing supporter of the PC Classic, Boon Rawd Brewery is a
co-sponsor again this year and the producer of “Singha Beer, the
Original Thai Beer” proudly represents Thailand.
Eyes and Ears of the World
Associated Press (AP), founded in 1848 - a year of
revolution in Europe and therefore of great news-worthiness in the
United States - is the oldest and largest news organization in the
A non-profit cooperative of U.S. newspapers and
broadcasters, AP provides global coverage of news, sports, business
and entertainment in all media formats to some 15,000 news outlets in
more than 120 nations.
It is an invaluable source of news, photos,
graphics, audio and video, for more than one billion people a day,
providing distinctive news services of the highest quality,
reliability and objectivity with reports that are accurate, balanced
It manages the industry’s most sophisticated
digital photo network, a 24-hour continuously updated online news
service, a state-of-the-art television news service and one of the
largest radio networks in the United States.
The Pattaya Mail subscribes to the AP wire
service, which is a valuable international addition to the more
localized news coverage. Furthermore, a close relationship between the
Bureau Chief Denis Gray and his staff in Bangkok and the Pattaya
Mail guarantees that the Mail is abreast of breaking news
AP has received 47 Pulitzer Prizes and 28 photo
Pulitzers, the most awarded to any news agency, services 121
countries, reporting in five languages - English, German, Dutch,
French and Spanish - and is translated into many more.
AP is happy to support the PC Classic for the
second year, for the event, in media terms, does much to promote a
positive image of Pattaya, specifically, and Thailand, generally.
Coca Cola: ongoing
Coca Cola, a most prominent and generous supporter
of many sporting events, joins the PC Classic 2005, this the fifth
time as a major sponsor. In fact, there are very few sporting events
where the Coca Cola logo is not prominent and the trademark red
marquee at the Royal Varuna Yacht Club will be clearly visible to the
sailors out at sea.
The company has an extremely strict environment
protection code, which guides its global philosophy that
“responsible stewardship of environment is a top priority, for, by
preserving and enhancing our natural world, we brighten the future for
our planet and for each other”.
Coca Cola puts this principle into practice through
its Environmental Management System, known as the KO system. We
operate our business with a commitment to move continually towards
sustainability: striving to consume fewer natural resources and to
recover and reuse them whenever feasible.
These tenets are also the creed of every sailor who
must rely solely on nature and the world of wind, wave and tide, to
move along, as will be evident during the PC Classic Regatta. It would
not be possible to find a more re-usable natural resource than wind
It is also most satisfying to the organizers,
participants, co-sponsors and the viewing public, that this regatta
could be know as the “environmentalists’ dream”. Every sponsor
is concerned about the world we now live in and, thus, it is
understandable that yacht racing, one of mankind’s most
environmentally friendly pursuits - is a high priority.
Thus, Coca Cola is delighted to support this event
again, knowing that it will promote a better, cleaner image of a
family-oriented Pattaya portrayed to the world-at-large by the press
and media coverage the race always attracts, with the added attraction
that all proceeds from the regatta will be donated to disadvantaged
people in the Eastern Seaboard areas, especially the children.
As the sailors come ashore, there will, no doubt, be a stampede to
the Coca Cola marquee by the young Optimist sailors and the
not-so-young regular sailors, all wearing the splendid polo shirts
donated by the Coca Cola parent company, the Thai Pure Drinks Company
which also supplied all the soft drink for the Gala.
The Carpet Master
The Carpet Master was founded by a group of
professionals brought together by the common goal of excellence in the
manufacture of carpets and rugs.
With over thirty years of experience, Carpet
Master’s team of designers and craftsmen create exquisite works of
carpet art that grace the interiors of some of the most prestigious
royal places, luxury hotels, corporate offices and private clubs
throughout the world.
The new Millennium is already proving an exciting
time for Carpet Master as the company continues to diversify and
expand the scope of operations. Whilst dedicated to the on-going
evolution of the company as an innovative business and manufacturing
entity, Carpet Master remains steadfast to the goals that have always
defined the operating policy. This consists of a constant nurturing of
the fine balance between art and technology in the production of
carpets and rugs. It is strongly supported by a daring commercial
carpets warrantee program for the domestic market, an uncompromising
quality and service that adds an extra dimension of value to each and
Carpet Master is a co-sponsor of the 2005 PC
Classic for the second time, regarding the regatta as a worthy
activity, reflecting the company’s bid for perfection.
Hospitality Co., Ltd.100 Moo 3, Kookot Lamlukka, Pathumthanee 12130
Opened in October 2002, the Jomtien Boathouse Wine
and Grill is nautical to the extreme, beautifully fitted out with
maritime memorabilia, artifacts and precious prints and photographs,
as one would expect from Ib Ottesen, a former Danish merchant marine
Under the expert management of Ib and Kannikar
Ottesen, one could say that all is ‘ship-shape’ at the Boathouse.
Ib, however, gives full credit to the beautiful Kannikar for the fact
that the Boathouse is even open, let alone doing so well.
If the Boathouse, situated as it is next to a
boatyard, is not nautical enough for some ‘Old Salts”, then try
the splendid Residence Suites, opened in 1996 - where a number of
delighted media and press stayed last year. Also try the gourmet’s
delight, the Captain’s Corner, which opened in October 1997, and the
adjoining Residence Garden, which opened in 2000. The complex is
located behind Pratumnak Hill.
The Boathouse is, indeed, a gem. Not only for the
excellent food, seafront views over Jomtien Beach, beautifully
appointed and most reasonably-priced rooms but also, as one would
expect from Ib and Kannikar, there is a bar of unlimited libations -
as more than one guest has learned.
But it is not just these services which one would
usually expect from a top-class exclusive (24 rooms) boutique hotel.
There is also that priceless ambience which Ib and Kannikar infuse
into the environment, whether it be a casual evening, a jazz-night
special (where Ib often performs), the Elvis impersonation on Friday
evenings or a social/charity event.
Ib once related to this writer his (in)glorious
start as a sailor, signing aboard a vessel at a very young age, to
escape the restrictions of Denmark and “see the world”. Off went
the young adventurer who, 10 days later, was very excited at the first
landfall. Where was it? Still in Denmark! So he “saw the sea” on
his “see-saw” maiden voyage.
Ib occasionally alludes to PC’s Tasmanian
‘heritage’. But nowadays, he is a little more deferent in his
references to Tasmania - or, to PC, for that matter - seeing that the
future queen of Denmark is a Tasmanian!
It is most apt that the Boathouse is supporting the
PC Classic for the third year in succession. Not only is the
organizing committee of the event most fortunate to have these two
‘aboard’, but it is Pattaya itself which shares the good fortune
of having Ib and Kannikar amongst us.
Aye, Aye, Skipper Ib and Admiral Kannikar.
Anil Singh, General Manager of the Terminal, which
is a co-sponsor of the PC Classic for the third time, points out that
Laem Chabang Port almost happened by chance. In 1974, a proposal to
build a port “in the middle of nowhere”, was tabled as an
alternative to an-already over-crowded and congested port at Klong
Toey in Bangkok.
More than a billion US dollars had been invested by
1982 and “no one came” said Anil. Enter the burgeoning Industrial
Estates on the Eastern Seaboard and an exponential growth in business,
especially exports, and Laem Chabang was “off and running”.
By 1998, manufacturers in the region realized that
Klong Toey was no longer viable and all avenues led to Laem Chabang,
which proceeded to import state-of-the-art technology and expertise.
In just five years, the port, with its excellent
infrastructure, has developed into a maritime hub, among the five most
efficient in the world.
LCB1 itself started operations in 1995, recording,
by the end of 2003, a container throughput of 576,000 TEUs
(Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) logged by 411 vessels. This capacity
will almost double by 2010 when Laem Chabang completes its Phase 2
expansion. “In operating this terminal,” Anil notes, “LCB1
endeavours to provide a first-class handling facility, with the aim of
being the best in Thailand.”
Therein lies the key to LCB1’s ambition and drive
to be the global best. “QUEST for excellence,” Anil emphasizes,
“is insatiable”. Our belief, he summarizes, “is QU (quality), E
(environment), S (Safety) and T (Training).”
LCB1 support for the PC Classic is based upon the
Terminal’s own philosophy of “health, safety and conservation of
the environment” - a perfect complement to the classic regatta.
Pattaya Grand Trophy
Winners covet trophies and now the good news is
that a new trophy store has opened in Pattaya, with just an incredible
range of possibilities – from humble medallions to “Mr Atlas” to
custom-designed and specially made trophies for every possible type of
activity – sporting, that is, in case a reader has the wrong
Managed by the attractive and dynamic lady,
Sudthida Jaikid, also known as “Maprang” we are most fortunate
that they have joined the 11th Pattaya Mail PC Classic Royal Cliff
Beach Resort International Regatta for this year. A range of
beautiful souvenirs of the event awaits the winners.
Pattaya Grand Trophy’s grand opening was held on
the morning of September 12 with Chanyuth Hengtrakul, advisor to the
minister of tourism and sports presiding over the ribbon cutting.
Buddhist monks performed a traditional ceremony, where they gave their
blessing to the new enterprise. Honored guests included Prasert
Chaimano, Past District Governor of District 3340, Rotary
International, and Judy Hoppe, President of the Rotary Club of
Jomtien-Pattaya, plus many Rotarians and supporters.
Maprang and her mother Sumon, Charter President of
the Rotary Club of Plutaluang, introduced the shop. Almost all the
items are prize cups, souvenir objects and all kinds of sports medals,
trophies and shields.
Maprang, who formerly operated a shop with her
mother in Sattahip, said she opened her first shop in Pattaya because
it is a popular tourist town where so many different sports are
constantly enjoyed: golf, tennis, bowling, running, bike riding and,
of course, marine-related sports.
“Pattaya is the ideal haven for such a variety of
sports and there has always been a dire need for such a trophy store
like this,” Maprang pointed out. She noted “formerly sports
promoters had to go to Bangkok for their trophy requirements to be
met. Now we can respond to all their needs here, quickly, more
efficiently and much more conveniently.”
In fact, she added, “The shop is so well accepted
that we had customers shopping and buying even as we were shelving
stocks, before we were officially open.”
The organizing committee of the PC Classic has been
using Maprang’s services for many years – even from Sattahip. Now,
of course, it is right here and a delight to deal with Sumon and
The Pattaya Grand Trophy shop is located at 8/10 Moo 6 on North
Pattaya Road opposite the Bangchak service station. Tel: 038 371
245-6, Fax. 038 371 246. E-mail: [email protected]
International Maritime Photography
Liquid Images has been in operation for nearly a
year as a father and son team photographing local and international
sailing events. Together they have created a stunning collection of
images revolving around sailing, yachting and watersports.
Most weekends Christoph and Josef Hoppen can be
found enthusiastically taking part or photographing events off the
shores of Pattaya, Thailand and Fremantle, Western Australia.
And now the team turns its tremendous talent into
imagery of the most colourful Pattaya Mail PC Classic Royal Cliff
Beach Resort International Regatta 2005, for the first time.
Events recently covered, with pictures in the
press, include the 2004 Phuket Kings Cup, the Koh Samui Regatta 2004
and various trips on the school training ship Leeuwin II. Christoph
and Josef have been sailing and taking photographs for many years and
with this project decided to combine these passions to share the
images with those who are normally the subjects of their photographs:
So far the feedback has been great; sailors of all
ages have enjoyed seeing themselves and their boats in action.
Similarly, corporate clients have been very happy with the pictures
provided by liquid images.
Whether a client requires photos of their product in action or a
regatta needs to be documented, Liquid Images can provide stunning
photographs ready for use in print or web formats. Should you or your
corporation require photos of your product on the water or you are
holding an event by the seaside or on a boat, please feel free to
contact Liquid Images to see how their services can provide you with
images that successfully communicate the features of your product or
spirit of the event and its relationship with the wet element.
The Award Winning Royal Cliff Beach Resort
The Royal Cliff Beach Resort has been a steady
supporter of the PC Classic since 2000, with an ever-increasing level
of commitment. As Managing Director Khun Panga Vathanakul notes,
“The Royal Cliff’s strong support for the PC Classic is a
reflection of the aims of all concerned. We aim to project an image
world-wide of an environmentally-clean Pattaya.” Khun Panga added
that “this will further the appeal of our beloved city as a
family-orientated tourist destination with a rapidly-improving marine
eco-system for which an international yacht race is the perfect
The Royal Cliff, which celebrated its 30th
anniversary in October 2003, has racked up a most impressive list of
awards and accolades over these three decades, being the first and
only convention hotel to be honoured with “Double Awards of
Excellence 2004” by the New York Wine Spectator, the
world’s arbiter in all matters relating to viniculture.
The Cliff was also named as winner of the “Best
Meetings and Convention Hotel for Asia, 2004”, by the Travel
Trade Gazette Asia.
Added to these was the CNN “Ultimate Service
Award 2004 for Asia” and the “Award of Excellence in Best
Convention Hotel Category” by the Tourism Authority of Thailand.
Furthermore, during the 2005 sailing of the PC
Classic which, like any sporting event, will honour its champion
sailors, what could be a more appropriate award to the Royal Cliff
than to be recently granted the “Environmental Champion Award”, by
the Touristic Union International (TUI AG) Environmental Management
team. This singular acclaim went to the Cliff Royal Wing and Spa
“for its environmental awareness and its future-oriented
As Khun Panga pointed out at the 30th anniversary in 2003, “The
past few years have seen the emergence of a new era for the Royal
Cliff Beach Resort. From the openings of the Pattaya Exhibition and
Convention Hall and the Cliff Spa in 1999, the resort has made great
strides forward.” Our goal is “to ensure that we can comfortably
cater to any type of guest – be they convention delegates, corporate
travellers, families or your everyday holidaymaker,” Khun Panga
For the second year in succession, the Pattaya
International Hospital (PIH) is happy to be on stand-by, with a
first-aid station as a medical support for the PC Classic Regatta,
which is bringing so much credit to our city.
Although yacht racing is one of the
“non-violent” sports and, using only Nature’s gifts - the wind
and the sea - thus preserving our fragile marine eco-system, accidents
can and do occur. At the last Phuket King’s Cup Regatta last
December, for example, a freak accident occurred and, due to the swift
and highly-professional action of our sister hospital, the Phuket
International Hospital, undoubtedly a life was saved.
Furthermore, the safety record of the PC
Classic’s host venue, the Royal Varuna Yacht Club, is impeccable. In
48 years of sailing, cruising and yacht racing in the Gulf, in all
kinds of weather conditions, there has never been a fatality. Safety
and security are at the top of this excellent Club’s agenda.
Nevertheless, the PIH will be at the ready, on
station, with a fully qualified medical team, the best equipment and
an ambulance ever ready, should there be an emergency.
PIH is one of Thailand’s most modern medical
centres, offering 80 in-patient beds, 24 hours emergency service, and
a full range of advanced facilities, including intensive care,
obstetrics, x-ray, laboratory, pharmacy, a dental clinic,
fully-equipped operating theatres and a physical therapy centre.
Internationally trained and experienced doctors give personalized
care, backed by the latest medical technology.
PIH is in a convenient but quiet location, where
in-patients can recuperate in cheerful, private rooms that overlook a
tropical garden. Doctors, senior nurses and admissions staff are all
fluent in English.
A computerized medical records system is used to
record every aspect of a patient’s care, from initial consultation
right through admission (if necessary), treatment and dispensing of
medications from the pharmacy, to final billing.
PIH has a 24-hour emergency service with its own
fleet of ambulances, and resident doctors are always available to
offer efficient, personalized care.
Besides their world-renowned medical services, PIH Managing
Director, Dr. Sunya Viravaidya MB. BS. (Melb) emphasizes some of the
newer, more cosmetic programmes: sailors, often noted for a “tipple
or three” can avail themselves of such facilities as Detoxification,
a Weight-Loss Clinic and a Beautification Programme - especially if
they over-indulge on the Royal Cliff’s splendid hospitality on
Regatta night this year.
A nautical Rotary
A newcomer to sponsorship of the PC Classic is a
most appropriate one: Le Rotary Club Pattaya Marina, the first – and
only – francophone Rotary Club in all of Asia.
The founder, Nicholas Demet, has been a
‘boating’ man most of his life, though he admits, powerboats
rather than sailing craft, being a marketing executive for several
Founded just four months ago by Nick, the club has
already been most active and generous with the tsunami victims,
especially the people of Ban Nam Kem, a fishing village in Phangnga
Province which took the full force of the mountain of water and was
Upwards of one million baht was quickly collected
by the Club Pattaya Marina and disbursed with all speed to the hapless
people, to help them work, and to provide food for the suffering
Quick to follow, just one month ago, four new
boats, replete with fishing equipment, were delivered to the people of
Ban Nam Kem. This will be followed within this month by additional
equipment, including boats, vehicles and construction materials.
This new club meets every Wednesday at Le Petit
Liegeois, a Belgian-managed eatery on Walking Street, South Pattaya.
Just a few days ago, Nick, along with Rotary Club
Pattaya Marina President-Elect, Pierre-Yves Eraud, hosted a dinner at
the Royal Varuna Yacht Club for members of the Eastern Seaboard’s
four Rotary Clubs, for a seaside fellowship to meet Frederique and
Benoit Eraud who are visiting Thailand from their native France and to
institute a reciprocal agreement between the Royal Varuna Yacht Club
and their home club, the Yacht Club of La-Baule, on the coast of
No doubt, given the entirely different climates,
sailing conditions and types of craft existing at these two clubs,
this agreement is going to be a classic “marriage of convenience”.
Both Nick and Pierre-Yves, along with many other Rotarians, are
looking forward to the 11th Pattaya Mail PC Classic Royal Cliff
Beach Resort International Regatta, with the Rotary Club Pattaya
Marina being a major sponsor of the event – again helping the
Retech Energy: Waste not; Want not
Retech Energy is an ardent supporter of the PC
Classic which, through the use of Nature’s own power for locomotion,
aptly personifies the company’s own philosophy of recycling and
using pollution control technology. Yachts must be the world’s
greatest users of renewable energy - the wind, in this case.
According to Hans-Dieter Westphal, Managing
Director of Retech Energy, the main objective of the company is the
supply of technology and industrial-scale plants for the recycling of
renewable energy and industries. These include a vast range of
recoverable resources such as waste-to-energy, biomass-to-energy and
other such economical pollution control technology.
Retech Energy evolved in 2004, in order to focus on
Thailand’s rapidly-developing opportunities in this business field,
closely monitoring planned projects and their logistics, as well as
policies drafted by the various government agencies or independent
institutions, offering support by providing assistance from
acknowledged international partners.
Retech realizes that global warming is real,
serious and accelerating. A large amount of the offered technology is
dealing with this undisputable fact and focuses therefore on
non-fossil fuel combustion in order to decrease the amounts of carbon
dioxide and other greenhouse gases trapped in the earth’s
atmosphere. This is achieved through offering technology to lessen the
impact of a broad range of waste elements and byproducts created by
industry, households and the agricultural sector.
Utilizing technology to convert such waste into
solid, liquid or gaseous fuels for thermal, mechanical, or electric
energy generation, Retech Energy assists in implementing sustainable
programs by technology supply for renewable energies, based on
agricultural produce. Certain energy crops and other biomass can be
converted into fuels like Bio-diesel, ethanol, solid pellets and
briquettes, or gas.
Retech Energy is readily committed to cooperating
with international suppliers and provides the expertise to promote
their technology and industrial scale plants here in Thailand.
Retech Energy basically sums up a motto bandied
around in the 1980s by Third World countries: “Waste Not; Want
Retech Energy Co. Ltd. 40/2 Moo 9, T. Pong, Banglamung, Chonburi
20150. Tel. 038 938 216, 01 862 6871, Fax. 038 938 217, E-mail:
[email protected], Web Site: www.retech-energy.com
Skål - promoting global tourism and friendship
With the stage set for the first-ever Skål
International Convention to come to Pattaya in early 2006, it is
appropriate that the local Skål chapter supports the 2005 PC Classic,
itself a magnet for eco-friendly tourism, through the medium of an
Skål is a professional organisation of tourism
leaders around the world, promoting global tourism and friendship. It
is the only international group uniting all branches of the travel and
tourism industry. Its members, the industry’s managers and
executives, meet frequently at local, national, regional and
international levels, to discuss and pursue topics of common interest.
The first club was founded in 1932 in Paris by
travel managers, following an educational tour of Scandinavia. The
idea of international goodwill and friendship grew and, in 1934, the
“Association Internationale des Skål Clubs” was formed with
Florimond Volckaert as its first president, who is considered the
“Father of Skål”.
Skål International today has approximately 25,000
members in more than 525 Clubs throughout 80 nations. Most activities
occur at local levels, moving up through national committees, under
the umbrella of Skål International, headquartered at the General
Secretariat in Torremolinos, Spain.
Membership to Skål is open to managers and
executives who are directly involved in tourism management, sales and
promotions, in specified travel and tourism businesses, including:
transportation (airlines, cruise lines, railways, ferries), travel and
tour operators and agencies, tourism organisations, governments and
non-government tourism councils, hotels, convention centres, travel
Skål is not a community organisation like Rotary
or Lions; rather it benefits and develops the professional sector,
while assisting the community at large.
For further information or to find the Skål Club nearest
you, see http://www.skal.org or contact: Skål International, Edificio
Espaåa, Avenida Palma de Mallorca 15 - 1å 29620 Torremolinos, Spain.
Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya
‘Service above self’
Initially, Rotarians and members of the Pattaya
community had a common vision. They saw that Pattaya was ready for an
English-speaking Rotary Club, foreseeing that the region - especially
the Eastern Seaboard - was rapidly developing into an international
They predicted (rightly) that there would be a huge
influx of people who had or would have the same vision as Rotarians
and were thus ‘seeking an opportunity to serve.’ The Rotary Club
of Jomtien-Pattaya was thus founded and chartered on February 12,
Paul Harris, the founder of the Rotary movement in
1905 wrote, “What is Rotary? Rotarians of many countries still arise
to answer, but no two answers are alike. Is there no common accord?
Most certainly, for beneath Rotary’s many and varied activities,
there is the unchanging undertone of goodwill, and service above
In 1955, on the 25th anniversary of the founding of
the Bangkok Rotary Club, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great
graciously agreed to be Honorary Patron of the Thai Rotary movement.
This represents the highest possible favour for Thailand’s Rotarians
and, since the Rotary Clubs of Thailand were placed under Royal
Patronage, His Majesty has continued to take an active and positive
interest in Rotary activities, based on his deep understanding of the
principles of Rotary.
As Past President (two times) Pratheep ‘Peter’
Malhotra, a charter member of the club, said during his second term in
2004, “This is the opportune moment for Rotarians to re-commit
themselves to the cause of Rotary. The chance to serve, for this and
for many generations of Rotarians to come. There are so many good
people out there who are waiting to be recognized, waiting to be
invited in, waiting to be given an Opportunity to Serve.”
Judy Hoppe, the incumbent President of the Rotary
Club of Jomtien-Pattaya, a most active and enthusiastic worker for the
public good, is also Chairperson of this year’s PC Classic
This, for all concerned, is a great “marriage of
convenience” for, from her vantage point, Judy is able to solicit
much support for the Classic. But, perhaps, more importantly, through
her Rotary directorship she will ascertain that all Regatta proceeds
are disbursed, with the transparency that Rotary guarantees, to the
most needy - especially the children - in our area.
The Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya meets every Wednesday at the
Royal Cliff Grand Hotel. Email: [email protected]
Ms Maker & Supply
It is our sincere promise to fulfil all contracts,
commitment and responsibilities to ensure that our clients and
associates will always have the satisfaction of knowing that they have
the best possible deal from MS Maker & Supply.
Our clientele can rest assured that when it comes
to quality, MS Maker & Supply products and services are your
guarantee of excellence over and above the prevailing standards.
Thus, we are committed to providing high quality
products and service that are well established in the market and in
full compliance with the prestigious quality system.
Ms Maker and Supply is pleased to join the 2005 PC
Classic as a co-sponsor, in the knowledge that the Regatta is an
excellent conduit for promoting a positive image of Pattaya to the
world-at-large while it is also dedicated to bringing assistance to
the needy of our area, through the donation of all proceeds to
Royal Garden Plaza Pattaya:
first-time PC Classic sponsor
Although the Royal Garden Plaza Pattaya is a
first-time sponsor of the PC Classic, the Pattaya Marriott Resort and
Spa is certainly no newcomer to sponsoring yacht racing which fits
well with its own eco-code of conduct recommended to tourists.
For the past 15 years, in fact, the Marriott has
generously supported the annual Koh Larn Classic which, just finished
for this year, combines a yacht race from Royal Varuna to Koh Larn and
back and a Hash run over Koh Larn. It is undoubtedly one of the most
popular events in a year-round schedule of racing off Royal Varuna.
Thus the members of this year’s PC Classic
organizing committee welcome the support of the Royal Garden Plaza,
which is a truly international arcade. The four story beachfront
shopping center is located in the heart of Pattaya City, featuring an
excellent mix of tenants, promoting fashion, food and entertainment.
It must be one of the rare places in the world where one can select
from a huge range of audio and hi-fi materials, while looking out at
the vast blue expanse of Pattaya Bay.
The Royal Garden Plaza, opened in February 1994, is
strategically located between Pattaya’s most prominent arteries,
Beach Road South and Pattaya 2nd Road, giving it excellent exposure to
the northern and southern areas of Pattaya. It is open twelve hours
(11 a.m. - 11 p.m.) every day, with over 300 underground parking
With a total floor area of 41,808 square meters of
which 15,379 square meters is rentable, including 1,200 square meters
of new Food Wave and fine dining restaurants on the 3rd floor.
The ground floor features international brand
retail shops and fast food chains.
The first floor has international brand retail
shops and a souvenir zone while the second floor comprises Ripley’s
World of Entertainment, cinemas, and lifestyle and retail outlets.
The top (3rd) floor has fine dining restaurants,
tennis court, a spa and a fitness center.
The Plaza is owned by the Minor International
(Public) Company Limited which consists of three publicly listed
companies involved in leisure and hospitality property development and
operation, marketing and distribution, manufacturing and food
Pattaya Office: 218 Moo 10, Beach Road, Pattaya, Chonburi
20260, Tel: (038) 710-294-8 Fax: (038) 412139.
Tuned in to the pulse of Pattaya
Sophon Cable TV was established in Pattaya in 1992,
by the new generation businessman, MD Chanyuth Hengtrakul who, just
one month ago, was elected into office, “vowing to do his best for
This represents the first time that Sophon Cable TV
has supported the PC Classic, which, Chanyuth feels “is an
environmentally-friendly pursuit, bringing much credit to Pattaya, its
citizens and the Pattaya Administration.”
The company expanded their business from 24 to 30
and then to 60 channels in 2005, with a vast variety of programmes,
such as international news, local news, movies, music, sports,
cartoons, and more.
The idea in developing the cable TV system in
Pattaya is to service people in communities, the private and public
sectors, as well as those related to tourism and commerce.
Now, Sophon Cable TV is developing rapidly along
Sukhumvit Road, in Banglamung district, Pattaya City and parts of the
Future expansion will be aimed at developing cable
TV towards a modern signal system and a variety of services, such as
free Internet networking, individual programmes and more packages from
which our clientele can select.
Furthermore, the company plans to develop the local
service in Pattaya City, from the CCT system to live broadcasts of
Pattaya Council meetings, and to connect many activities in the
Siam Royal View: A room with a view
This first-time co-sponsor of the PC Classic
promotes the best outlook in the Jomtien-Pattaya area, occupying a
residential villa estate project, situated on the last available hill
off Soi Khao Talo.
Villa plots overlooking the sea offer a skyline
view of Pattaya and Jomtien Bay, featuring picturesque sunsets and a
cool sea breeze. There could hardly be a better viewing platform for
watching the PC Classic action – except, of course, being on the sea
The villas, comprising two to five bedrooms, are
beautifully designed, with each unit having a private pool. All
dwellings can be customized to suit your lifestyle, featuring built-in
kitchens with GE and Franke appliances. Additional options and
furniture packages are also available.
A unit built specifically to your own request and
requirements can be constructed in six to 10 months, depending on
size, specifications and variations. Ready-to-move-in villas will also
be available from April 2005.
The location of the estate is most convenient –
just five minutes from Tesco-Lotus and Big-C Sukhumvit Rd., and within
10 minutes of Pattaya and Jomtien Beach.
20 golf courses and seven international schools can
be reached within 20-55 minutes from the estate, and Bangkok’s New
International Airport will be just one hour away.
Among the many desirable features of the estate are
convenient and majestic entrances to the individual units, five-star
resort facilities (spa, restaurant, swimming pool, etc.), a large
saltwater pool with sandy beach, and services include rental
management and ongoing maintenance.
The Constructions: European building standard
with top quality materials and products, under constant professional
The Figures: Plots range from 300 m2 (75 wah2)
– 1,600 m2 (400 wah2). Finance available.
Office address: 143/47-48, Moo 12, Thepprasit
Soi 10, Thepprasit Road, Banglamung Chonburi 20260.
Site Address: Soi Khao Talo, opposite Wat Bon Samphan School
(Wat Khao Noi) Sukhumvit Road, South Pattaya.
Swiss International Air Lines:
Clean and Efficient
No airline is more Swiss than Swiss. For our
customers, this means such classic Swiss values as reliability,
cleanliness and hospitality.
Swiss understands the needs of customers across the
travel spectrum. If you’re planning to fly between continents, we
offer you the luxury and exclusivity of Swiss First, the comfort and
calm of Swiss Business, or the friendly service of Swiss Economy.
If it’s a short-haul flight within Europe
you’re looking for, our Swiss in Europe concept offers you complete
flexibility, from full-service in Swiss Business to a more streamlined
product in Swiss Economy - with the lowest available fares guaranteed
when you book with swiss.com
Whatever option you select, you can count on
enjoying the personal service on which we pride ourselves. From the
moment you make your booking until you step off the aircraft, we’ll
focus on your needs.
Brian Sinclair-Thompson, Swiss International Air
Lines Country Manager, is pleased to support the PC Classic for the
second year, for he feels that the beauty of a yacht race and its
environmentally-friendly approach complement Swiss International’s
own philosophies of good organization and cleanliness.
The Business Owner’s First Mate
Sailing to win requires teamwork, dedication to
excellence and a sound, well planned strategy that remains flexible
enough to respond to ever-changing conditions. A savvy captain knows
how to get the best from his people and take advantage of every
Business Owners share this ambition, which is why
Bartercard has become the trusted first mate to more than 1,800
companies in Thailand and more than 50,000 companies in 16 countries
around the world.
Bartercard’s dedicated team helps companies build
sales while preserving cash and we are pleased to announce that we are
now open in Pattaya to help Business Owners here do the same. Give us
a call on 038-422190 to see how Bartercard can help you steer a
As a regular sponsor of the PC Classic, Bartercard
thus has expanded its support of events on the Eastern Seaboard,
having, for several years, also sponsored the annual “Tuk Tuk
(Samlor) Rally”, Bangkok to Pattaya.
Bartercard has a global reach with more than 50
offices world-wide. Graham Brain, Managing Director of Bartercard
(Thailand), considers it to be “the world’s largest and
fastest-growing retail barter exchange organization”.
Barter Card is a generous supporter of the yacht race and is, thus,
happy to sponsor again the PC Classic, an environmentally-friendly
activity which promotes Pattaya and the Eastern Seaboard, to
everyone’s mutual benefit – especially the needy in the area.
Pattaya Blatt - das Sprachrohr für
Seit nunmehr fast zwei Jahren hat sich die Idee,
eine w๖chentliche Nachrichtenzeitung in deutscher Sprache
herauszugeben, als hervorragend bewiesen. Denn das Konzept von Pattaya
Blatt, das Sprachrohr für alle Deutschsprachigen in Thailand zu sein,
erfüllt die Bedürfnisse der deutschsprachigen Gemeinde nach
Nachrichten, Informationen, Unterhaltung und Ereignissen in und um
Pattaya, an der Ostküste und in ganz Thailand, aber auch als
hervorragender Werbeträger voll und ganz.
Zwei Jahre harter Arbeit waren von Erfolg gekr๖nt.
Pattaya Blatt wurde bereits Anfang diesen Jahres zur besten
deutschsprachigen Zeitung der Ostküste prämiert. Dazu trugen die
gute, faire und sachliche Berichterstattung, ausgezeichnete
Informationen, sowie der interessante und abwechslungsreiche
Unterhaltungsteil mit bei.
Pattaya Blatt hat eine treue Leserschaft, die, im
Inland wie im Ausland, mit jedem Tag größer wird. Mit einer
Auflagenhöhe von 6.000 Ausgaben pro Woche, wird alleine in Thailand
eine Leserschaft von ungefähr 20.000 Menschen angesprochen, die nun
die neuesten Nachrichten in ihrer Muttersprache lesen können.
Pattaya Blatt hat seit seinem Bestehen bewiesen,
dass es sich für die Belange der ausländischen Mutbürger in
Thailand einsetzt, aber ihnen auch gleichzeitig die thailändische
Kultur und Tradition nahe bringt. Gleichzeitig wird Thailand von
Pattaya Blatt in der alten Heimat in einem positiven Licht prDsentiert
und stellt somit einen wirksamen Werbeträger für die Wahlheimat
vieler Deutschsprachiger dar.
Tel. 0 3841 1240-1 http://www.pattayablatt.com