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Phuket’s Yamu gets new lease of life

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PHUKET: Campbell Kane, the luxury hotel developers of The Yamu on Phuket’s east coast, have secured backing by an investment team comprised of Singapore tycoon Ong Beng Seng’s Hotel Properties Limited (HPL) and Thailand’s KS Group.

The Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels office in Singapore acted as an advisor for the transaction.

While construction of the hotel was suspended due to the global financial crisis, the hotel is set to recommence construction and open in 2012.

BS Ong’s HPL (SGX H15) is listed on the Singapore stock exchange with its primary business in property development.

The HPL group with its affiliates privately owned by Ong has ownership interests in close to 40 hotels hotels with over 4,600 rooms in 14 countries, including Singapore’s Four Seasons, Hilton and Concorde, and other Four Seasons hotels in Bali and the Maldives.

In Thailand, HPL holdings comprise Bangkok’s The Metropolitan and the Hard Rock Hotel in Pattaya.

Aside from residential developments in Singapore and the region, HPL also owns and operates Hard Rock Cafes throughout Asia and hotel management entity HPL Hotels and Resorts Management, which operates 11 hotels.

Hotel operations for The Yamu will come under Como Hotels and Resorts, a privately held company of BS Ong’s wife, Christina Ong.

The luxury lifestyle group is highlighted by the Metropolitan in London and The Halkin, Como Shambhala in Bali, Uma Bali and resorts in the Caribbean and Maldives.

Included in the investment pair is Thai KS Group headed by Eddie Kiasrithanakorn.

The firm’s core business is Honda motorcycles and parts in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

A shift into hospitality in the past few years includes ownership of upscale Alila-managed properties in Cha Am, the Maldives and Luang Prabang as well as the Hotel De La Paix in Siem Reap.

While hospitality assets have been especially hit hard in the US, Europe and the Middle East, Asia has continued to recovery relatively unscathed.

Phuket did see a handful of upscale projects stopped mid-stream, but expectations are for most of these to recommence over the next 12-24 months given most are not leveraged or carrying significant levels of bank debt.

— Bill Barnett



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Police hunting for driver in hit and run – Patong

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Patong Friday, January 18, 2.06am – Police are trying to locate the driver of this hit and run silver sedan in Patong. If you have any information please contact the Tourist Police or Patong Police – 1155 or 191 (Thai)

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PHUKETWARNING: Extreme graphic contentPatong Friday, January 18, 2.06am – Police are trying to locate the driver of this hit and run silver sedan in Patong. If you have any information please contact the Tourist Police or Patong Police – 1155 or 191 (Thai)VIDEO: Newshawk Phuket

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UPDATE: Response to Rabies zone in Chalong

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‘Following the earlier reported rabies incident in Chalong, the Soi Dog Foundation yesterday (Friday, January 18) teamed up with The DLD and Chalong OBT to carry out vaccinations in the area the infected dog was discovered.

Jointly, the team was successful in vaccinating 128 dogs in a swift response to what is hoped to be an isolated case.

Working alongside the Chalong OBT and DLD, they carried out a door-to-door exercise, alerting local residents of the specific area in order to perform precautionary vaccinations of their pets, as well as street dogs in the vicinity.

Soi Dog Foundation, along with the Chalong Public Health Representative and DLD Representative, Dr.Suthat, are keen to urge the public that this is not an outbreak and are hopeful that it is an isolated incident.

However, as a further measure to ensure this remains as such, the team will continue with the rabies vaccination program on Monday, January 21.’

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Police searching for the killer after shooting near Saphan Hin

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A Thai man has been shot dead near Saphan Hin in eastern Phuket earlier today. The arrest warrant has already been issued for the suspect.

The Wichit Police were notified of the incident on Rattanakosin 200 pi Road near Saphan Hin at 3.40am this morning.

Police and rescue workers arrived to find the body of 30 year old Teerasak Saeong from Phuket covered with blood and laying on the road. Two bullet wounds were found on his right and left temple.

Seven bullets were also found around Mr Teerasak’s body. Nearby they found a motorbike. His body was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital for full autopsy and identification.

Witnesses told police that Mr Teerasak was stopped on his motorbike and was talking with the suspect who was in a black car. The suspect shot at Mr Teerasak and sped away.

Mr Teerasak was the son of a member of Rassada’s Municipal Council. At this stage police believe that the two had personal conflicts. Police are now searching for the driver of the vehicle who shot Mr Teerasak.

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