News Posting 29: Feb. 18, 2009
With the many satisfied Finnish people now
using the Sauna. It has been suggested by homeowners that daily cleaning should
be undertaken to keep the Sauna more hygienic for those using it. To facilitate
this service however, we have decided to charge a small cleaning fee for
usage to cover the cost of cleaning detergents, and our staff's time to do this.
The rates will be announced at a later date,
but are expected to take effect when the Fitness Center is operational. For
hygiene concerns we will likewise charge a small cleaning fee for it's usage as
News Posting 28: Feb. 18, 2009
This week CTG is installing some security
wire along the back and side fence where we have been having most of the
problems with break ins. It has been suggested by homeowners that additional
lights would also add value so we are taking this under consideration.
Work also has begun to landscape in front of the hedges
by the street. We have added some soil and are also building up the area around
the sewers and grates. When finished with this we will be adding grass over top.
News Posting 27: Feb. 12, 2009
In the last few weeks the new Sauna has
become increasingly popular and we are pleased about this. However, due to the
sauna being left running when not in use and some minor damage that was done, we
have decided that it would be better if homeowners and guests sign for the key
to promote responsible use.
A sign up sheet is available from the front
entrance guard. Much like with the tennis court. We will schedule time slots of 30 - 45 minutes to begin with and
may adjust later if required to better suit needs of the homeowners.
News Posting 26: Jan. 17, 2009
We have received emails from excited CTG
Homeowners in Finland, saying that the long awaited program of CTG has now
appeared on Finnish T.V. Reports are that CTG had a very nice presentation, and
we would like to thank the Film Crew for their interest in CTG and good
information on purchasing homes in Thailand.
News Posting 25: Jan. 17, 2009
The CTG Homeowners have been working very
hard the last few days, to make CTG an even more beautiful place to live. In
cooperation with CTG and RIP management/owner they have placed 10 new coconut
palms, started on decorating some pathway entrances, rearranged some banana
trees and replaced the flowers at the Clubhouse with plants more in line with
Finnish tastes. We would like to extend our thanks for their efforts and a good
progress noticed so far.
News Posing: 24: Jan. 17, 2009
In our efforts to increase security in CTG
we have installed a few security cameras at the Clubhouse. To protect Finnish
privacy we will only view this if we find there has been a problem. It records
only and to view CD's must be taken to a t.v. and player. There are no cameras
directed towards the swimming area. They are positioned to view the office doors
and inside the Mini Mart.
News Posting: 23: Jan 07, 2009
Some homeowners have been concerned that our
orphan kittens seem to have disappeared. Please do not worry about this, they
are safe and sound at the Temple around the corner from CTG. We have heard that
some homeowners and their children have already made visits to see them. We wish
our orphan kittens well, and are sure that the Monks will take very good care of
News Posting: 22: Jan 07, 2009
We have recently installed a wireless
antennae at CTG. We are hoping that homeowners will now receive a stronger
signal in their houses when they connect to the internet. We have had comments
that reception is quite good with the new antennae. Thank you to Janne (H34) and
his friend Juha for this.
Right now the wireless system is unsecured.
At a later date however, we may decide to secure the system. This would prevent
other internet users outside of CTG from slowing down our internet speed. If we
later do this, all users would need to enter in a password. In this case, we
would post the passwords in the Mini Mart or homeowners would be able to contact
us and receive the password. We will advise on the website, if we decide to do
News Posting: 21: Jan 05, 2009
After concerns over some items being taken
from homes at CTG we have decided to increase our security. We will be looking
at some more secure door knobs that will be more difficult for potential
thieves. Unfortunately it looks like this will require a trip into Bangkok as
Home Pro in Hua Hin, doesn't seem to stock the secure door knobs only dead bolt
systems. We will be installing these new door knobs, when we locate them, and as
customers are visiting CTG. This way they will have a current key to their
house. We expect to begin installation within the next couple of months.
For further security, we would ask that you
purchase a small safe, available at Home Pro to store valuables in. Also please
lock your back door using the latch system we have installed on most houses.
Lock your front door, as well if you leave your house.
News Posting:20: Jan. 05, 2009
Just after Christmas, homeowners who were on
vacation in CTG organized their first meeting. Minutes were taken of this meeting and were
to be sent to all homeowners. If you have not received a copy of these minutes,
please contact us and we will pass along your email address so you may be
included on the email list. It is very important that all homeowners are
aware of decisions being discussed and we hope that all homeowners will
Although the management/owners of CTG and
Retire in Paradise, welcome comments and input from homeowners, they would like
to clarify that the decisions/or rules made are those of the homeowner's group and
not necessarily those of CTG or Retire in Paradise.
Also arising out of the meeting, a small women's group
has been formed. Paivi from P08 has volunteered to be the spokeswoman of this group. They have
already had their first meeting and would welcome any emails from homeowners as
to what they are planning. Please contact Anita or Too on the contact us page and we
will forward your emails to Paivi.
News Posting 19: Jan.05, 2009
To lengthen the playing hour of our tennis
court. CTG has installed some lighting allowing night time playing. To allow
homeowners to reserve the tennis court and also to ensure that lights are turn
off, we have locked the tennis court.
During staff working hours, you can pick up
a key for the tennis court at Too's office. This way we can check that no one
else has reserved the court. In the evening or on staff's off days, you can pick
up the key from the front gate security guard.
We ask to you return the key when finished
to either the office or guard house, so other homeowners can also play. We would
also ask that you turn off the light and lock the tennis court after you play at
night, so the guard does not have to do this.
News Posting:18: Jan. 05,2009
Unfortunately there has been some
controversary over the new slide that was installed in the swimming pool at CTG. To
remedy this is and offer a compromise between homeowners who have children and
those who do not, the management of CTG will make rules concerning the hours of
usage of the slide and also times in which balls and sports equipment will be
allowed in the swimming pool area. This will allow unhindered periods of
swimming only for homeowners.
In future, the management/owners of CTG and
Retire in Paradise will continue to make the best decisions it can based on it's
diverse population of homeowners, and do what it feels is best for the overall
development of CTG. The management/owners financial limitations for this project will also be taken into
consideration. To date the management/owners of CTG and Retire in Paradise have
met all of their legally required obligations to the home owners of CTG.
News Posting: 17: Dec. 20, 2008
Since the opening of the Thai Restaurant and
Mini Mart, we have decided to drastically reduce the inventory in our Mini Mart.
Many of the items were either not being sold and expiring or were being taken
without any payment received for them. We will continue to sell drinks and water
and may consider again stocking more in the Mini Mart if it become necessary
again in the future.
News Posting 16: Dec. 20, 2008
The CTG rules have now been translated to
Finnish. The Finnish translation will soon be posted on the Mini Mart door to
replace the English version. Anyone who has renters or guests can ask for a copy
from the office, to be placed in their house at CTG.
News Posting 15: Dec. 20, 2008
We are still sorting out the billing for CTG
homeowners. But invoices should be emailed out by the end of the December. Those
visiting CTG during the holiday season, will be given their invoice directly.
News Posting 14: Dec. 14, 2008
During the Christmas Holidays, CTG will be
organizing some tournaments between our Home owners. These may include pool,
tennis, badminton, ping pong etc depending upon demand. If you would like to
participate, please add your name to the sign up sheet which will be posted
shortly in the Mini Mart.
News Posting 13: Dec. 14, 2008
CTG has drawn up some basic Club House rules
for comments and suggestions. They are below in the forum at the bottom of this
page. Since now we are at a busy time with many homeowners and guests here, we
will use these rules until we have gotten sufficient feedback to make changes.
We would appreciate if homeowners could review these rules with their guests and
News Posting 12: Dec
On Friday Dec 05, all CTG staff will take
the day off to take part in a Birthday Celebration for the King. CTG would like
to extend to his Majesty a very Happy Birthday! Just a reminder that yellow is
the King's color, so if you would like to honour him further, we would encourage
everyone to wear yellow on this day.
News Posting 11: Dec.
CTG would like to extend a word of caution
to all of our homeowners and guests. We had a visit from Thai Immigration this
morning and they have been checking that everyone's work permits are in order.
They have advised us that all foreigners working in Thailand must have the
proper work permit. This includes both full time and part time work, big or
small jobs. If they found any of our residents working without the proper work
permit, they stated the fee imposed if reported can be upwards of 80,000 baht
Posting 10: Dec. 01, 2008
To increase security at CTG,
we are in the process of implementing a few security measures. We have installed
a self closing door and automatic locking system on the Mini Mart door. We have decided to do this after
a few incidents of the Mini Mart door being left unlocked throughout the night.
We will give out keys to
current homeowners and guests who are here. We have asked guests to place the new
Mini Mart key on the table when they leave. For other homeowners our staff will
put a new key in all other houses. If however, a house is missed please contact Too
for a key upon your arrival. We will keep everyone updated of future changes.
News Posting 09: Nov.
In preparing invoices to send email to
the homeowners we have come across an area that could cause some confusion. The
Thai Government has been giving out a credit on utilities. This credit however,
only applies below a certain consumption usage. Therefore, some homeowners will
receive credits but not others depending on the utility consumption. Because
this credit comes from the Thai government we can not say how long it will
remain in effect.
News Posting 08: Nov.
Despite the political problems in Bangkok,
everything in the Hua Hin and Cha Am area is as peaceful as ever. Only sunny
days for all our homeowners and their guests as they suntan around the pool at
Chan Tha Gardens. Sorry... but must say no snow to be seen anywhere in sight.
For updated information on flights there is
some information here, but can not guarantee accuracy.
Boarding No. Finnair
News Posting 07: Nov.
Now with the cooler weather upon us,
although for farangs very pleasant, some residents have been concerned over
certain types of trees which are losing leaves. This is very normal for this
time of year, and is similar to autumn in Finland and Canada. The weather will
affect some trees which are more exposed first. Our gardeners may be spraying
the trees during this time if warranted as they will be vulnerable to insects.
News Posting 06: Nov.
Chan Tha Gardens is planning a Christmas
Dinner for residents and their household guests. This will be held on Dec. 25th
to allow family time on the traditional Finnish Christmas celebrations the day
before. Dinner will be held 6:00 December 25 at the Clubhouse. Please
note we have made a time change to a more convenient time for homeowners.
Please contact Too at About us/Contract with
the number of adults and children who will be attending from your household.
Please specify the number of adults and children and your house number. Children
are considered anyone below 12 years of age. In order to give the meal
providers sufficient time, we ask that we be notified no later than Dec. 10th if
you would like to attend.
News Posting 05: Nov.
For anyone who would like to make
inexpensive telephone calls to Finland while they are visiting CTG, we would
like to inform the homeowners that we are planning to install Skype system on the lap top
in the mini mart. If you would like to use this service during your visit,
please update receiving computers in Finland accordingly.
04: Nov. 19, 2008:
Chan Tha Gardens has purchased a few items
for customers who have small children. These include a stroller, highchair, a
playpen with mosquito netting and also a fold out camping style mattress for
younger children too large for the playpen. We also have baby blankets available. If you would like to use these, please contact Too for rental fees.
03: Nov. 14, 2008:
Chan Tha Gardens is currently
updating all customers accounts. To this affect we are preparing invoices to
include the Common area fees for 2009, balance sheet for 2008 and utility bills. These
invoices will be sent to your email address during the 1st and 2nd week of
If you have not received an invoice before
Dec. 15, please contact Too. This would mean we do not have your current email
News Posting 02: Nov. 14, 2008
Early in the New Year, CTG will be
partnering with a new project to bring better service to the homeowners of Chan
Tha Gardens. Janne from H34 is currently building a website to network together
CTG, Dragon Dream I and II homeowners and other home owners from various location
throughout Thailand. On this website, homeowners can share questions and
information to increase their enjoyment of living in exotic Thailand.
This website is still in the early
stages, but is expected to include a lot of interesting and useful features and
services for everyone.
If you would like more information on this
project, CTG would encourage you to contact Janne (at Thailand House) with your
email address, so you may be posted of the latest updates in this project.
News Posting 01: Nov.
CTG would like to create some common rules
for all Homeowners and their guests. We would appreciate the input of as many
resident of CTG as possible to make this the best situation for all residents and
their guests. We would therefore appreciate everyone's suggestions and comments
It is important that we create common rules
that the majority of homeowners can agree to and so create a pleasant and
trouble free experience during your vacation to Chan Tha Gardens. We expect to
circulate the first draft of rules by December 15, for your comments.
Your opinion is important to us. Please join
us in our discussion questions concerning Chan Tha Gardens. The results of the
questions will be posted after one month.
Question for Discussion: (Nov. 25, 2008)
CTG will soon be circulating it's first
draft of rules for the Clubhouse. In this regard, what penalty should be applied
to enforce these rules, by those few guests/homeowners who would choose not to
1. A fine
2. Suspension of privileges for remainder of
visit for all members of household.
3. One of the above or both depending
4. Other, please comment.
Please send all your comments and opinions
to Too at About us/Contact us. We will post comments, but withhold names and
Update Dec. 14, 2008: At this time, we have had no
comments on our forum question. Maybe soon, we shall change the question.
In the meantime please submit your comments
concerning the Club House rules. We will create a new page for the Club House
Rules once they become formalized.
Club House Rules
Usage of the Clubhouse and it's property by
CTG Homeowners, renters and guests is conditional that the rules are followed.
If you do not wish to follow the rules this property is not for your usage, so
do not use.
1. CTG Home owners shall be responsible for
their guests and renters. This shall include unpaid services and mini mart
bills, as well as any unacceptable actions.
2. After usage residents are expected to
return the area to the same condition in which it was found. This means clearing
cans and bottles from tables, returning chairs, toys, games and equipment to
it's proper place. This ensures enjoyment for other homeowners.
3. Anyone using facilities must agree not to
leave water or taps running, turn off Mini Mart lights after usage, turn off
jacuzzi when finished. Further, they will also agree to take good care of all
property which they use and will not do anything that shall be regarded as
potentially damaging. This includes returning items such as balls, nets,
racquets to the mini mart after usage from the park area so they will not become
damaged from the weather.
4. No keys shall be left in the mini mart
door. If found, keys will be seized.
5. Motorbikes and scooters shall be driven
on the road not over lawn areas.
6. Shoes shall be removed when entering the
7. There shall be no tapping of pool sticks
on the Clubhouse Floor. This chips our floor tiles and could cause damage to the
8. There shall be no running in the swimming
9. If others are waiting to use facilities,
such as internet, exercise equipment etc. time usage is limited to one hour
until those waiting have finished.
10. Children shall be supervised at all
times in swimming pool area by parents or other adults (not our staff). There is
no life guard on duty so this is imperative.
11. Children under 14 years of age shall
only be permitted to use the mini mart, pool table and exercise equipment under
adult supervision. This means adults are playing pool with children, or in the
mini mart or fitness centre with them at all times. This does not mean
supervision from our staff. This does not mean adults are on the Clubhouse
Terrace while children are inside the mini mart.
12 CTG reserves the right to revise these
rules, impose fines, or restrict usage at any time and upon any home owner or
their guest should they see fit to protect their property and ensure the
enjoyment of other homeowners.