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05/12/2012 - Can you solve this mystery?

If you've been to Thailand you may have seen these...

Pink eggs

They look just like normal chicken's eggs, except they're pink.

But be careful.

Inside they are nothing like normal eggs.

And if you attempt to crack one open for your breakfast it might put you off eggs for life.

You see, the yolk is black and the white a sort of jelly-like mess.

They are actually called Century Eggs.

Not because they are centuries old (although they look it), but because of the way they are made which dates back hundreds of years.

If you've got the stomach for it, you could try them served in the traditional Thai way.

Cut into slices and served with chilli, ginger, a little sugar, salt, fish sauce and lemon juice.


The question is - do pink eggs come from pink chickens?...

Pink chicken

Whilst you're thinking about it, here are some properties going 'cheep' (sorry, I couldn't resist).

If you're looking for a villa, you won't want to miss this one in Surin.

Villas on this estate don't come up for sale very often.

And when they do they are usually snapped up pretty quickly.

Because it's just a 5 minute walk to Surin Beach.

The villa is on 2 floors.

On the lower floor there's a large open plan living room with a dining area and kitchen.

There's also a separate pavilion which serves as a study and overlooks the private swimming pool.

Upstairs are 4 bedrooms, 2 with en-suite bathrooms.

Similar villas on this estate have recently sold for 27,000,000 Baht (US$ 879,938).

But you can pick this one up for only 18,000,000 Baht (US$ 586,625).

So it's quite a saving.

Although it does need a bit of cosmetic work.

The solid wood floors need re-finishing and the house needs painting inside and out.

But it wouldn't cost that much to make it perfect.

Want to know more?

Simply reply to me.

If you're on the lookout for a good investment, I have just the thing in Layan.

It's a 1 bedroom apartment only 10 minutes' walk to the beach.

Here's the deal...

The seller paid 4,500,000 Baht (US$ 146,689) for it in July 2008.

Today he'll take 3,150,000 Baht (US$ 102,682).

That's a saving of 1,350,000 Baht (US$ 44,007).

But that's not all.

He's been renting the apartment to holidaymakers.

And his return this year was 313,216 Baht (US$ 10,207).

That's a net yield of 9.94%.

I know what you're thinking.

If he's making such a good return why does he want to sell?

Quite simply, he needs the cash.

If you'd like full details - just reply to me.

I don't think these 2 properties will be on the market for long.

So if you are coming to Phuket and don't want to miss out - why not send me an email or give me a call?

I don't bite and people do say I‘m "not full of crap like most estate agents".



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