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Silk Air to Samui!

Silk Air will start flying from Singapore to Koh Samui three times a week at the end of September.  This is great news as up to now, Bangkok Airlines has been the only carrier on this direct route.  While the flight is excellent, it can be expensive.  Silk Air looks as if it will offer cheaper flights and hopefully a little competition will be a healthy thing.  See you on the beach!

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Scaffolding off … it looks like a house!!!!

The scaffolding has finally come down and Baan Pimalai looks like the white, airy, contemporary villa she was always intended to be.  There is a week or so of work to be done (pool to be tiled, kitchen installed etc) as well as lots of finishing, cleaning and tidying.  After that, we can hang the lovely curtains we have chosen and ask our interior designer to install furniture, furnishings and artwork.

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24th July House Status

You visit, things go slowly, you leave, things seem to go quickly. I’m sure there is a lesson to be learned.

Below are the pictures of the house on Sunday July 24th taken by a neighbour. It looks like Hans’ team are progressing nicely with the tiling and some of the windows appear to be in.

Looking at the pictures, the house should be pretty bright and sunny, which was the aim. With white window frames and clear glass it should be nice.

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Making some progress

So its now the middle of July  and the house is definitely progressing..  Myself and Walter (co-owner) decided that before everyone heads off on holiday for the summer that it was best to have a look and see where we stand.

There was the odd hint that really this was an excuse for a boys weekend away in Koh Samui.  However what people failed to take into account was the fact that  two important Buddhist holidays occurred over the weekend-  Asarnha Bucha Day and Buddhist Lent Day. These are among the biggest Buddhist holidays in Thailand as as such all the bars and a good many of the restaurants were closed.

As such plenty of time was instead spent with the builders.  Since we were last there they have

finished panneling in the ceiling, started laying tiles, finished the pool tanks, and started to tile  the bathrooms (of course with the wrong tiles).

Below are some photos of the house as of the 19th July.

PS.  For those of you who may be interested, the dogs are fine.

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