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Privilege News July 2015


Dear Members,

We trust this month’s newsletter finds you in the Best of Health. We say so out of real care and concern because we are now in the middle of the rainy season having began in the middle of May and will be with us to the very end of October. Tropical rains are relatively unpredictable and a downpour can come in any time of the day. It can last just minutes or linger on for hours. Seasoned veterans to the Kingdom will know that an umbrella can be your best companion when you venture into the outdoors which still has a lot to offer. A sniffle or a slight cough may be signaling the onset of a virus infection if your body is weak. Did you know that many of the fresh herbs and spices used in Thai cooking such as turmeric, galangal, coriander, lemongrass, and fresh chillies have immune-boosting and disease-fighting power? In this issue we will tell you more on the amazing healing powers of Thai cuisine as well as other ways to stay in tip-top shape. Let us know how you feel about Thai food. Share with us what you like about our cuisine or give us any feedback you want. But above all, do enjoy this month’s issue.






Pattaya Marathon 2015

Pattaya Marathon 2015 is set to take place on Sunday July 19th in the resort town of Pattaya a short drive from downtown Bangkok. Popular with runners of every level its route takes you through the main beach road, through picturesque sois and many attractions. Pattaya is easy to get to and has a multitude of hotel accommodation and dining options. For beginners and intermediate runners there is a Mini Marathon (10.55 kms), a Half Marathon (21.1 kms) for advanced runners and the Full Marathon, which is standard 42.195 kms.

More information and registration : Click Here!





Known the world over for its delicious and exotic flavors Thai cuisine has won the hearts and taste buds of a multitude of diners. However, recent scientific studies are just confirming what the ancient Thais have known for ages. That our food not only tastes good but has hidden magical powers of healing! The many freshly picked herbs and spices combined with meats and seafood as well as fruits combine so perfectly together to take your taste buds on a tantalizing trip as well as a give an added boost to our immune system. And these amazing herbs and spices aren’t limited to the plate. Their healing benefits can be derived by direct application to the injured part of our body through the use of massage therapy and herbal compresses. One of which we are featuring here.



Yam Sai Fon

which literally translates into Spicy Raindrop Salad is so suitable for this rainy season. The recipe having been passed down through many generations from mothers to daughters consists of only fresh ingredients such as pomelo, chilies, garlic, prawns, coriander, coconut and other exotic herbs all lightly mixed together. Not only is it a good weight-reducing dish because of its super low calorie count but the different ingredients each have their own health benefit. Pomelo is good for blood circulation, has high calcium and also provides vitamin c, a much-needed defense for colds. Lemon grass is great for many gastro-intestinal ailments while the capsicum in chilies are an added source of antioxidants good for the eyesight and boosts our immune system. What are you waiting for? Time to go get some Yum Sai Fon.

Refer link to Thai herbs : Click Here!





Thai Herbal Ball

Developed by the early Thais as an integral part of the art of Thai Massage, the herbal ball is seldom heard of and rarely seen.  Applied to the body by expert masseuse it induces deep relaxation, relieves stress and fatigue, boosts both the emotional and physical well-being, assists in the alignment and postural integrity of the body, improves circulation of blood and lymph nodes and even stimulates the internal organs. Ingredients may vary depending on what is ailing you, however, the most common include kaffir leaves, sweet sage, basil leaves, lemon grass, tamarind leaves, cumin, camphor and menthol. Just by reading this list you are already drifting into a relaxed state of mind, yes? All of these herbs have their own benefits and will certainly make you feel at ease and cure your sore muscles. Most of our partnered spas have the hot compress herbal ball treatment and it is something not to be missed.





Lately, we have been approached by many businesses offering their products, services and benefits to our members. We are delighted to highlight 2 new business partners who feature healthy herbal dishesand the healing power of Thai herbal massage.



Ruen Thai Restaurant, Phuket 

The award winning Ruen Thai restaurant located in the grounds of the Dusit Thani Laguna Resort in Phuket serves authentic Royal Thai cuisine in a charming Thai teak house set in a beautiful garden, overlooking the lagoon and the hillsides beyond. As the sound of live classical Thai music floats in the background, diners can enjoy exquisite Royal Thai cuisine carefully prepared by a master chef using recipes passed down through the ages. Their extensive features familiar Thai favorites like Tom Yum Goong, and Green Curry to the more adventurous Yum Sai Fon, or Spicy Rain Drop Salad. Lovers of Thai food and connoisseurs will be impressed by the high quality and gorgeous presentation of all the dishes and the meticulous but unobtrusive service.


The Ruen Thai Restaurant is open daily for dinner from 6p.m. to 10.30p.m.
Call to make reservations at +66(0) 7636 2999
More information : Click Here!


The Wora spa : Hua Hin 

In the beautiful colonial style Wora Bura Resort in Hua Hin is a spa that has been making a name for itself in these past years. The Wora Spa draws on centuries old Asian traditions and blends it with romance, serenity and sensuality. In each of the 5 private treatment rooms that overlook the lagoon you will be pampered by expert therapist trained to restore the natural balance of your body, mind and spirit. We also offer a Thai herbal ball hot compress treatment that can heal aching muscles and relax stressed joints. Packed with numerous aromatic herbs, all with proven healing powers, the herbal ball has been synonymous with Thai massage.



The Wora Spa is open daily from 9a.m. to 8.30p.m.
Call to make reservations at +66 (0) 3253 6999
More information : Click Here!




Hence the company is pleased to inform you, members of Thailand Elite, that our business partner Siam Paragon is providing VIZ Titanium Card for each of the members without the spending total to join membership - as commonly specified by the regulations.

Here are some exclusive privileges and services for VIZ members: Click Here!

If any of the members of Thailand Elite is interested in having this membership card, please send a confirmation email indicating the address for the card to be sent at Siam Paragon will have it delivered immediately within 15 days after the request has been made.

The company does hope that all of our members will have shopping pleasure, and continues to bring attractive privileges to our members.





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