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Cartoon Network Water Park
Ramayana Water Park
|Colosseum Show Pattaya is apparently the new place in town for transvestite cabaret shows. Many of you will have heard of Alcazar’s or Tiffany’s Transvestite Shows in Pattaya and now we will have one on Thepprasit Road right next to the new Ratanakorn Market on Thepprasit.
A Guide to Successful and Intelligent Marketing
Facebook, Brand Building and Customer Care
A Property and Fashion Style Test
Marketing For Beginners
Blogging and Marketing Exposure Using Online Technologies
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|• Lack of Marketing Knowledge|
Pattaya Sheep Farm
The impact of real estate investors on the market
Khao Yai, a wonderful and magical place
Tulip Group’s Office Tower in Pattaya
The information I present here is not based on facts, let’s just say that I have heard somebody talking that the images below may be an artist’s rendering of Tulip Group’s new Office Tower here in Pattaya.
Nusa Chivani Pattaya
Baan Nakarasarp (บ้าน นคราทรัพย์)
Who wants to live in a dog house?
|If you have been to Pattaya once you will definitely want to come back. And if you haven’t already purchased yourself a condo in Pattaya you will need a place to stay. Which Beach Hotel will it be? I highly recommend you to stay at a hotel in the beach area since Pattaya is a beach resort. There are more than 70 hotels on the beach area list. I will forgive you if you leave Pattaya to spend a few days in Bangkok. Hotels in the Pratunam-Siam Area or along the Sukhumvit Road must be recommended.|
A story about Money, People and Property Bubbles
Once upon a time there was a very poor man who had no friends at all. He did not have any money for transportation so he had to walk if he wantet to go somewhere.
Three Tulip Group Projects
Waterfront Suites & Residences
Centara Grand Residence
Golden Tulip Residence Pattaya
|The new EmQuartier Shopping Mall on Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok is located directly opposite The Emporium Department Store at BTS Phrom Phong Station.
Lobby at Centara Grand Residence Pattaya
Tourist Destination Pattaya
Centric Sea Pattaya to be launched 20 June 2013
Breaking News 13 May 2013: Centric Sea Pattaya by SC Asset will be launched 20 June 2013 at the Pattaya Sales Office. For the thai readers: The Grand opening of the Centric Sea Pattaya Sales Office is วันที่ 20 มิถุนายน. I do believe we are the very first to present this news story.
This will be the biggest property event in Pattaya in 2013, this is really hot news. I hope SC asset will kick Sansiri’s ass this time – for those that don’t know, Sansiri and SC Asset are arch rivals.
MRT Blue Line Extension – Part 1
MRT Blue Line Extension – Part 2
12 May 2013: The MRT Blue Line Extension Part 2 is now completed.
Tulip Group Thailand to Focus only on Hotel Development
Pattaya developer Tulip Group has great belief in the Tourism Sector, but is the Real Estate Sector becoming simply to overcrowded?
Pattaya Property Developer Tulip Group has today announced that the group’s prime focus will now be expanding their hotel portfolio. For the past 3 years Tulip have focused on bringing branded residences to the Pattaya Real Estate Sector, these properties include Centara Avenue Residence & Suites, Waterfront Suites & Residences and Centara Grand Residence Pattaya.
Amazing pictures from Centara Grand Pratumnak
28 march 2013: Click the link below and you will find some absolutely amazing photos of the hotel room at Centara Grand Pratumnak, pictures that you just have to love. The images speak for themselves. Simply amazingly beautiful – Tulip Group have all the reasons to be very proud of this achievement. Tulip Group are showing the world they can deliver the highest quality. The pictures are great for branding purposes as the name Tulip Group will be associated with the finest luxury. This is what success looks like. Enjoy the pictures.
Centara Grand Resort and Spa Jomtien
Enjoy the image below, enter a world beyond your wildest imagination. In a few years time this hotel will be a reality in Pattaya – it is simply an amazing project and personally I may need some time to get used to the fact that this is not just a dream. This stunning hotel is going to put Na Jomtien on the map as a prime tourist destination.
Pattaya’s Property Bubble is Bursting
Pattaya’s Property Bubble – Part 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Property For Beginners
The perfect place to learn about describing the quality of the build and other small secrets. Just another unique article from yours truly – I personally guarantee that nobody has ever written anything remotely like this.
Bangkok’s new Skytrain – MRT Purple Line
|Purple Skytrain. This is not just a Mega Project, this is an awesome Ultra Mega Project with a budget of more than 1 Billion U$ Dollars. Bangkok will soon get a new Purple Skytrain system with 16 stations and soon in this case means around 2015. The 23-kilometer railway system will not be called BTS like the old Skytrain, instead it will be called the MRT Purple Line. Just like the BTS, the new MRT Purple Line will be an elevated train system.|
Hotel D’Acqua Pattaya and Nusa Water Park
New images from Pure Na Jomtien
Pure Na Jomtien really is a unique one of a kind development. We need to tell the world about this wonderful development. Look at the pictures and see what I mean. Of course, all developers claim to have the perfect location and the best product, but at Pure Na Jomtien they really do. When the Norwegians, people from Hollywood and Singapore find this gem of a place, they will want to live here. I honestly believe this is the best development in this region.
Another article, Na Jomtien Part 2 was written on 4 May 2013.
Hua Hin versus Pattaya
Every time I visit Hua Hin I wonder if I am living the right place. I like quiet and peaceful surroundings and Hua Hin and Cha-Am certainly offer that. We have more of everything in Pattaya, after all Pattaya is the second largest city in Thailand.
Centara Grand Pratumnak
Sansiri in Pattaya: The winner takes it all
Pattaya loves Sansiri. A wind of change is blowing through the streets of Pattaya. It almost feels like spring has come early after a long winter. Sirisa has just launched its second high-rise project on second road in the heart of Pattaya, a project that is called The Base Central Pattaya. I don’t mean to unnecessarily dramatize the situation but there has been a severe change in momentum regarding the property development in Pattaya signaling a change of direction with new companies taking charge and leading the way. All points to that the good times have come to an end for the local developers.
Sansiri at Central Festival Pattaya Beach
Rain Hill Sukhumvit 47 in Bangkok
Rain Hill – a very unique retail development, a life giving oasis shining like a diamond tucked among the concrete high rises in the very centre of Bangkok. This quiet sanctuary is located on Sukhumvit Road soi 47 near the Emporium Shopping Complex, between BTS Phrom Phong station and BTS Thong Lo station.
It all started on 28 November 2012 when I found out about a new condo development named Treetops on Pratumnak Hill in Pattaya. After learning that the developer of both Treetops and Rain Hill was the Bangkok based Boutique Group of Companies it quickly became clear to me that I had no choise. I needed to go there, every fiber of my being told me to go to Bangkok and take a closer look at the famous Rain Hill Living Mall. Read more….
Holland Tulip Resort in Pattaya
Holland Tulip Resort in Pattaya may just be one of the best kept secrets with regard to resorts in Pattaya. Holland Tulip Resort is indeed a truly unique place created by someone that that I consider to be nothing less than a genius. I talked to the owner and developer in october 2011 and he made a lasting impression on me – he simply is in a league of his own.
Holland Tulip Resort is a unique recreation of a southern european village, something I never expected to see in Pattaya. The owner is a man with a creative idea that he has turned into reality – now he has made his mark in this world. There is a total of 52 fully furnished two-storey houses for long term rent. Read more….
Asiatique The Riverfront
Asiatique The Riverfront is regarded as being one of Bangkok’s best new attractions. It is located next to the Chao Phraya river some kilometers downstream from the Saphan Taksin BTS station and it features an open air shopping mall and a night bazaar with numerous eating places and entertainment spots. The best, fastest and most enjoyable way to arrive there is by boat, either the Chao Phraya Express Boat or Asiatique’s service boat. Most people find a cruise along the Chao Phraya river a pleasant experience and it takes less than 10 minutes to get there from Saphan Taksin. If you come by car take the Charoen Krung Road (ถนน เจริญกรุง). Read more….
Koh Sichang (เกาะสีชัง) or Koh Si Chang
Koh Sichang (เกาะสีชัง) is a hilly island located 12 km away from a city called Sriracha (ศรีราชา). Sriracha is located about 30 km north of Pattaya, that is a 20-minute drive depending on the traffic. During the 45-minute boat trip to Koh Sichang you will see large freight ships and hundreds of barges anchored near the island as this is one of the places where large ships stop to discharge their cargo into barges. I certainly do not the need these tankers to spoil the scenic views so the next time I visit I will ask them to find another spot to hang around. Read more….
Watergate Pavillion and Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel
The soft opening of the Watergate Pavillion Shopping Complex took place on 30 august 2012. Adjacent to Watergate Pavillion is Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel & Spa that will be Centara’s third hotel in Bangkok. Oversee Construction Co., Ltd. are the owners of Watergate Pavillion shopping mall that is a 5.5 Billion Baht development. Oversee Construction belong to a group of thai investors.
People, people, people. People everywhere, that is how it is in most parts of Bangkok. Watergate Pavillion is located in the popular tourist district of Pratunam (ประตูน้ำ), a district filled with shopping malls and hotels. Read more….
Central Embassy & Park Hyatt Bangkok
Central Embassy is the name of the new Shopping Complex under construction on the corner of Wireless Road and Ploenchit Road.
Thailand’s largest retail conglomerate, Central Retail Corporation (CRC) that is part of CENTRAL Group of Companies is developing a 10 Billion Baht project called Central Embassy. The project is located in the heart of Bangkok, it includes an iconic 37-storey tower and it is set to become Asia’s ultimate shopping destination and home to the first Park Hyatt hotel in Bangkok.
Central Embassy is a world class project that is a first in Bangkok and it is the most ambitious undertaking to date in Central Retail Corporation’s history. Read more….
Wat Khao Din Tewaanimit – the secret hidden temple
Let’s face it, you will never find Wat Khao Din Tewaanimit or Wat Taavorn Pattana-raam (วัด เขาดินเทวานิมิต or ถาวรพัฒนาราม) unless I personally take you by the hand and lead you there myself. The temple is situated on the top of a hill somewhere in the middle of nowhere not far from Pattaya. Few tourists visit this temple because of the remote location and because only the locals know of its existence.
Unless you have got that curiosity gene in you and unless you are being persistent, you don’t stand a chance at finding this temple. In life in general, being persistent means that you might have a chance of achieving success. Read more….
2 Sky Pattaya Rocket Ball – Reverse Bungee Ride
2 Sky Pattaya Rocket Ball is a new amusement attraction that has come to Pattaya in december 2012 and it offers you that thrilling sensation many are looking for. Do you want to be thrown up into the air at high speed and feel like you are inside a cannonball? It is possible to do that right here in Pattaya because of this new amusement attraction that both tourists and locals can enjoy. The Rocket Ball ride will send two seated riders vertical into the air at a verfy high speed – you will be catapulted into the air. The ride is also called a reverse bungee ride. Read more….
Viharn Sien Secret Chinese Temple – Anek Kusala Sala
Viharn Sien or Viharnra Sien (วิหารเซียน) is a very beautiful and unique three-storey Chinese temple located on the same grounds as the Wat Yansangwararam temple yet Viharn Sien is very different from that temple.
Viharn Sien is definitely one of the six wonders of Pattaya – I was overwhelmed by the impressions I received while discovering the area. You simply must visit this temple at least once in your life, otherwise you will miss out on a great experience. I was there with my daughter on 19 december 2012 at 8 o’clock in the morning at the time when the temple open up for visitors. I felt privileged because we had the whole temple with all of its attractions to ourselves. Read more….
Viharn Sien Chinese Temple – Part 2
Master Sa-nga Kulkobkiat was born in Bangkok on Monday 18th October 1925 and grew up in the People’s Republic of China. He was an elder statesman who devoted himself to popularization of Thai and Chinese cultures. Master Sa-nga Kulkobkiat initiated, designed and supervised the construction of the Viharn Sien Chinese Temple. He is admired for his wisdom and is respected as a man who adhered to high ethical and moral principles. We will go a bit more into the details in Part 2 of Viharn Sien Temple. Read more…
mini Big C opening in new city center
A new city center is starting to take shape just outside Pattaya on Soi Siam Country Club. Tony’s Fitness opened a branch here in October 2012 and good old Tony knows the hot spots in town. The very first mini Big C in Pattaya will open in November 2012 near the Rai Wanasin Fresh Market. Read more….
New Burger King outlet opens in North Pattaya
When the Central Featival Pattaya Beach complex opened 23rd january 2009 we got the second Burger King outlet.
And finally, in a new open air shopping complex on Second Road in north Pattaya you will find the third Burger King outlet. The grand opening took place on sunday 30 december 2012. Me and my daughter stopped by on 5th january 2013 and we got two free cone ice creams. Read more….
Bang Saray Property Boom imminent
I have fallen totally in love with Bang Saray (บางเสร่). Bang Saray is an undiscovered gem. You don’t need to be a self proclaimed expert or an extraordinarily clever individual to understand that Bang Saray necessarily will experience a property boom in the near future. The opening of the two huge water parks in Bang Saray in 2013 – Ramayana Water Park that will be the largest in south-east asia and Cartoon Network Amazone – will definitely have an impact in and around Bang Saray.
Bang Saray is located 18 km from Pattaya near Nong Nooch Garden and I predict that rapid changes of an unseen scale will take place. It is a logical consequence of the strong growth in visitors and tourists coming to this specific region from Bangkok and from all over the world. The increasing number of tourists that come to spend time in either of the two water parks will need accommodation so Kobi and Rony must wake up and build some 4-star hotels in Bang Saray. If they don’t do it other developers will. Read more….
Koh Laan Island
White sandy beached and crystal clear water. This is the words that some of the developers use when they describe the beaches in Pattaya. Maybe a mild exaggeration because the water in Pattaya is definitely not clean. Maybe they were thinking about Koh Laan, an island 35 minutes away from Pattaya by boat because the water is much clearer out there and the beaches are much nicer.
You can arrive at Ta Waen Pier, there you will find Ta Waen Beach that is the biggest and most crowded beach. It is actually a quite nice area, and the walkway or the walking street is kind of cosy, just look at the pictures below. Then there is Samae Beach, also a very big beach but less crowded and no walking street. The main city is Na Baan that also has a pier, Na Baan Pier. Na Baan also has a temple, a school, a police station and a 7-Eleven. It is probably just a matter of time before there will be a Mc Donald Restaurant on the island.
You can rent a motor cycle for 200 – 300 Baht per day, the motor cycle service is ok, prices from 40 Baht – 50 Baht will not ruin your budget. Read more….
IKEA & Mega Bangna Grand Opening
Mega Bangna & IKEA. The Grand Opening of Mega Bangna was on 5 May 2012. IKEA Bangna already had its Grand Opening 3 November 2011 and this is the very first IKEA store in Thailand, its opening hours 10.00–22.00 daily. IKEA that is a swedish home furnishings store is part of the Mega Bangna Complex.
The Mega Bangna & IKEA Complex is located on the intersection of Bang Na-Trad Road and the Outer Ring Motorway System. So we are in the Bang Na area, a 10-minute drive from Suvarnabhumi International Airport. I have heard there is a free shuttle bus from BTS Udomsuk at Exit 5. They say the shuttle bus goes every 30 minutes.
For pictures and more information take a look here.
The Country Place Food Village Pattaya
The Country Place Food Village Pattaya is apparently a new Mimosa, perhaps a smaller version of Mimosa. There is no doubt that these old-style european houses are charming to look at and no doubt that this lifestyle mall will be a success. Read more….
Park Plaza Waterfront Will Change Pattaya
A Centara Grand Residence Analysis
This is about the future of Pattaya, if you are interested in that I suggest you take a look. Read more….
Secrets and Insider Knowledge
Secrets are always fun and Insider Knowledge is even better. Can I lure you into the darkness? Read more….
War against Bangkok. Whose side are you on?
The Bangkok based companies like Sirisa Group, Sansiri, L.P.N. Development Group and Q House have recently entered the property market in Pattaya and their presence is being felt within the local community. Do we support the newcomers or the local developers? Read more….
The Changing Face Of Pattaya
The face of Pattaya is changing in a dramatic way. We are witnessing an unbeliveable change taking place these days where Pattaya is turning into a Resort Community. We are witnessing the many new projects in Pattaya altering the skyline with Thailand’s tallest buildings being built here at the moment. Don’t believe me? Just take a look at some of the links on the right side of this page. Read more….
Please take a look at the Construction site page also, there you will find a lot of pictures from the construction sites.