When Pattaya’s Condominium Market Skyrocketed!

Remember when Pattaya’s property market skyrocketed? By 2006, the prices for land and condo properties already doubled, and it would triple and quadruple during the next years. Those were the events that resulted in an excess supply of condo units and stalled development sites.

A great number of developers were not able to stop on time, and they found themselves having many unsold units with a limited number of buyers in sight. Eventually, this big supply of Pattaya condo for sale will be sold, and Pattaya will be set on its next property rise. There are a number of high rise condo towers set to pop along Na Jomtien beachfront in the next several years.

The greatest developments in the Eastern Seaboard

Looking back at the Pattaya market from 10 years ago, some of the biggest developments in 2006 involved the developments and projects near Jomtiem beach and south of the Bangsarey beach, involving the Silver Lake Winery Group and their Winery and Chateau Resort concept.

In the Na Jomtien area was the Sails Condominium and the Ocean Marina Yacht Club’s Portofino. The Wongamat Beach area, located in North Pattaya, was also vibrant with several resorts and 3 to 5 star condominiums.

In Central Pattaya, there were boutique condominiums, reflecting demand for Pattaya’s inner city living apartments. The notable Nova Group designed and built 8 low rise boutique condominiums in the Pattaya area. Every one of the condominiums were selling well. After Nova Group was the Hyde Park Court, Nova Central and Nova Plaza Hotel. Nova Group’s Rony Fineman even mentioned that he was not able to find sufficient workers to keep up pace with the demands.

Michael Suttie’s Pattaya Properties Group was also an incredible developer. In five years, they turned to a development empire. Their View Talay Villas started it, and then the View Talay Residences. Their great move after was their Majestic Residence.

The Pattaya Properties Group just started their success that time, and it was their designs and also planning that eventually made the real estate boom in Pattaya. The Pattaya property development scene may again boom with great designs and incredible construction… one more time!

Things To Avoid When Purchasing New Office Chair

Before purchasing an office chair, there are things that must be taken into consideration including security as well as comfort. Picking the best one should not be a challenge as long as you avoid the following:

  • Choosing the wrong material. The fabric of the chair is important because it will have no impact on you especially during the hot summer season. The fabric also determines whether the office chair is easy to clean or not. If it is to be used somewhere stain is inevitable then the best material to choose would be vinyl. In terms of popularity, leather is still on top of the list especially in chairs that are used inside executive suits and conference area. Aside from its elegant look, cleaning is easier and drying time is fast too. If you do not like leather because of the fat that it is uncomfortable to sit on after sometime, you have another alternative which is mesh because the fabric is more breathable.
  • Picking the wrong colour. If your office has a modern look to it, it is best to choose a colour that will pop out. Other people tend to go for black but this should not be the norm and it gets boring as time goes by. White chairs are more prone to stains. To create contrast, a red chair will match a modern black and white office space.
  • Not taking into consideration the height of the user. You might buy a chair knowing who the user is but without keeping in mind that the user’s height is a major factor. A chair that is either too short or too tall for the user will be uncomfortable. The ideal chair is one that can be adjusted so that anyone will be able to use it comfortably.
  • Not actually sitting on it. When you are buying for office chair in NZ, do not just look at the chair and the price, you have to actually sit on it in order to feel if it is comfortable or if there are any defects.

How To Choose Service Providers For Pest Control In Perth

Pests are not only unsightly; they can also cause serious damage to your health and your family. To prevent scenes like that of a horror movie, find a reliable service provider for Pest Control in Perth. If you search through the internet, you will find a long list of pest controllers in your area. To ensure that you would hire the right exterminators, take a look at the following tips:

Check for license

One of the primary things that you should check when looking for an exterminator is license. The company should meet the safety standards provided by the Health Department including the license to operate and conduct Pest Control in Perth. With the license, you can rest assured that the service and pest solution that will be conducted in your premises is safe and effective.

Free site inspection

Most house or establishment owners are not expert on pests. Therefore, it would be best if you let the experts do the necessary inspection for them to find out the extent of the issue including the techniques that they will employ in order to accomplish the task. Some companies seek payment for this service but there are also those that offer the service for free. Opt for the service provider where you can reduce your costs.

Customized service

Every house or business establishment that require pest control attention has different issue. Therefore, find experts of Pest Control in Perth that can customize their treatment process in recognition that what may work in other property may not apply in yours. Thus, it is important for your premises to be properly inspected so for the exterminator to determine the right approach or solution to the problem. There are solutions for termites and there are also applicable solutions for mosquitoes and other pests. Avoid pest controllers that only use single solution for different pests. You should also ask to find out if the company uses safe and environment-friendly products to eliminate pests. When you are ready, call a professional exterminator today and get rid of those pests in your area.

 

South American Holidays For Every Season

Spring in Venezuela

Venezuela is a tropical country and has temperatures in the mid-20s Celsius. Arrival time matters little here but May and June are the best times when rains at night build up the Angel Falls’ water flow. Seeing the iconic falls dropping to 2,648 feet is a definite highlight.

Caracas, the country’s capital, which is set almost near the Caribbean if not for its Cordillera de la Costa range is a great prospect too. There are numerous beaches in its 1,740 miles of coast.

The Gran Sabana region located in the south-east is just beautiful. It has the lesser known Kama and Jaspé Falls. It also has a landscape of dense tropical forests.

Summer in Bolivia

This is a country in South America where there is no near ocean. It is surrounded by Peru, Chile, Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. It is an Andean coxcomb even when only one third is mountainous. It is also defined by a high plateau where Lake Titicaca is receding west to Peru and La Paz is preening at 11,975 feet. The capital city is an early starter which was founded in 1548. The past is noted in the Museo Nacional de Arqueologia.

September is the best time to visit since it is the end of winter and also the dry season. This time is good for those who want to trek. Travellers can also go to Salar de Uyuni located in the south-west for salt flats spreading 4,086 square miles.

Autumn in Argentina

Argentina is popular during the festive season with temperatures around the 20s Celsius during December. There are galleries in the Puerto Madero district, steak eateries in San Telmo and chi-chi bars in Palermo. December is also the time to head to Patagonia’s Parque Nacional Los Glaciares where 47 glaciers inch from the bedrock.

Winter in Uruguay

This is the 2nd smallest country in South America after Surinam. It is best visited during December and January. It is defined by its coastline of 410 miles. This is also where Colonia del Sacramento is found. Urban sunbathing is popular in its capital Montevideo. In the east, Punta del Este has beautiful beaches, wooden homes and boutique hotels.

Conclusion

South America is truly a top destination and a continent full of countries anyone can go to regardless of season. South America Tours can help anyone who wishes to explore this part of the world.

 

How The National Rugby League Did Last Year – Outstanding Achievements In Meeting Ambitious Targets

As it has been in many years, the National Rugby League once again delivered astonishing entertainment to its fans. This has excited and delighted the personal commitment of the stakeholders and leading executives. The league has ambitiously set high targets for itself in its broad 2015 landscape plan.

Apart from little hits and misses, the seemingly demanding and hard quest to improve broadcast ratings, game attendances and public participation have yielded tremendous results, even in the midst of tight budget. In terms of non-financial numbers, the NRL club membership saw growth of up to 5% last year. Attendances of Finals Series and the State of Origin grew 9% and 21% respectively. However, they are disappointed in the decline in the average season attendances, which was about 5%. Studying the reasons for this decline in attendance for the average season, Clubs and players then dedicated themselves to making the current year more attractive. They are eyeing transport and stadia improvements as well, so more fans will attend the games. They have raised their stadia investments as they saw it was critical to do so, and they are apparent enjoyed by fans of the current year. Despite the problems brought about by the evolution of the Internet such as free streaming, Television share of the audience have also increased. The work they have invested in this trend will soon be seen in the 2016 annual report. The ending numbers of Total Participation increased 6%. Surprisingly, these increases are attributed to more female participation, while male participation remained flat in numbers. The participation numbers were attributed from television audience, actual game attendances, and NRL store online purchases. A study was conducted to find the dynamics behind the surprising trend and would hopefully see results in the 2016 metrics.

There are three aspects in looking at the financial results. The transition to a new financial model which is distribution based, the 5-year cycle of this transition from accumulation, and lastly, the adaptation of Controlled Entities and Controlling Body.

In 2015, it made the Top 3 in TV programs and is highly considered a premium entertainment product in Australia. Record media rights deal (domestic) reached $1.8 billion. A 9-million fan turn-out in the official NRL Facebook account on the day of the Grand Finals in 2015 was also recorded. Additional members grew 294,000 or 6% from 2014. But in 2016, a total of $1.6 billion of stadia investment and $218.7 million to be distributed to clubs and state developments, will hopefully bring in outstanding numbers for the 2016 annual report.

2016 is looking great so far, but the numbers have not been released. But judging by the visible field game attendance and NRL store online traffic, the targets will most likely be met.

 

Map Maker – A Great Feature That Will Be Removed Due To Trolls And Vandals

Map Maker Service is one of the best features of Google Maps because it allows users to make edits and corrections to places within the app. However, Map Maker Service will be removed by Google during the updating of the popular mapping app. Map Maker was launched in 2008 but as Google moves forward, the service will now be rolled directly into the Google Map starting March 2017.

Map Maker gained a lot of popularity among users because it allowed them to amend roads particularly in rural areas. Businesses were allowed to edit their addresses and markings when they transfer to a different location. However, in spite of the advantages provided by Map Maker and the efforts of Google to provide moderators to confirm whether submissions are genuine, the app usually ended up becoming a victim to trolling and vandalism.

Users of Google Maps will no longer be allowed to make updates because any edits made to Map Maker will no longer be subjected to moderation but will move over into the maps. Upgrades to Google Maps will include:

  • Introduction of specialized voice commands so that drivers can keep their hands on the wheels while tracking traffic or checking out directions to a destination
  • Voice commands will start a phone call or choose a music track.
  • Local speed limits will be displayed as part of the GPS journey guide.
  • A road sign will appear at the bottom corner an Android device using Google Maps navigation mode.
  • Users who have downloaded Google Maps on their devices will see a blue beam that will point out from a dot indicating location. It will provide a more accurate definition of the way you are facing to ensure you stay on the right path.
  • The beam will also show the strength of your phone signal and whether there are issues with the compass on your

Speaking of maps, there are Illustrated Maps that are also used for directions. However, instead of the traditional folded maps provided at the airport, the illustrated map provides an aerial view of a certain location to enhance prominent features of a landscape.

 

Prince Edward Island Facing Mice Control Problem

According to the pest control companies that are in the island, they are having a very busy fall season because of the current mouse infestation that has affected all over the Prince Edward Island.

According to the owner of Sharpline Pest Control located in York, Louis O’Brien, the number of calls they have received has doubled in comparison to the same period last year.

O’Brien shared that he received a few calls wherein the callers are frantic with the situation and they are overwhelmed with the mice infestation.

O’Brien also added that pest control companies coming from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick are also expressing the same when it comes to the level of infestation which is higher than usual and more mice are found in every home.

Robert Gallant who owns the Atlantic Graduate Pest Management located in Charlottetown, the number of calls he is receiving has also increased in number more than usual. He shared that the people who are calling are not just comprised of his regular customers but there are a lot of new clients as well. He added that these new clients are calling and complaining that they have never had rodent problems before and they are surprised to be dealing with this infestation.

Gallant said that the population of rats is also increasing in number most especially in rural places or in areas where people are prone to composting in their respective yards.

O’Brien and Gallant are in agreement that the mild winter last year could be the reason why there is a mouse infestation now.

According to Garry Gregory who is a biologist in the Fish and Wildlife Division of the province, it is not possible to know the concrete reason why there is an increase in the number of rodents in the islands but he admitted that the mild weather conditions could be one of the culprits on the increase of mouse populations.

Gregory said that a mild winter will give a higher chance of survival for these pests. If you are dealing with mouse problems in Australia, contact your local Pest Control in Sydney.