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20/05/2009 - The Bear buys a penthouse in Kata, Phuket  20/05/2009 - The Bear buys a penthouse in Kata, Phuket

The British adventurer, Edward 'Bear' Grylls, has signed up for a Club Penthouse at the Kata Rocks development in Phuket. Kata Rocks is located on headland at the south end of Kata beach over looking Crab Island (Koh Boo).

The Bear, 34, is well known as an adventurer and for his survival programs shown on the Discovery Channel, 'Man Vs Wild'. At the age of 23 he also became the youngest person to climb Mount Everest.

Apparently, according to a Kata Rocks press release, he has also taken a Rigid Inflatable Boat from the US across the Arctic to Britain.  He has also taken a jet ski around Britain, he has the world record for the highest dinner party held (beneath a balloon at 25,000 feet) and he has also taken a powered paraglider higher than anyone else over Mt Everest.

''Bear has also written several books and is an accomplished motivational speaker," said a Kata Rocks spokesman. ''He has also appeared on chat shows in both Britain and the US, appearing on Oprah Winfrey, David Letterman and Jonathan Ross among others. This month he is on the front cover of Men's Journal in the States and he has been voted seventh coolest guy in the Britain." they went on to say.

The Bear said about his new acquistion, ''I guess in part that I make a living by eating some pretty disgusting things to show how to stay alive if you are in a survival scenario. But when I want to just chill out with family and friends, then I try and pick places that are discreet but spectacular. Kata Rocks is both of those in abundance. A very special hideaway.''

Kata Rocks is designed by Hong Kong based architects Original Vision and is located on the headland between Kata beach and Kata Noi beach.  The development, when completed at the end of 2010, will include an oceanfront clubhouse with bistro and sunset bar along with a luxury spa, fitness centre and function rooms.

Sales at Kata Rocks have been extremely strong with almost half sold off plan in the first few months of 2009.  Kata Rocks must be extremely pleased that 'The Bear' has chosen their development for his new lair.

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