Is it Asian? Is it African? Asiacan? Actually, it’s The Golden Palm, Plett resident Chris Bosman’s newest restaurant offering.
Fragrant aromas confirm the presence of authentic Asian cuisine while the décor is a curious, eclectic mix of African influence and Asian knickknacks. A bright new addition in the courtyard at The Lookout Centre on Main Street, Plett.
Here you will find an explosion for the senses. When you read the menu, adorned with simple, compact and wonderfully tasty meal choices and after you’ve tasted the dishes, you’re pretty much hooked.


Using fresh and seasonal ingredients, food lovers are in for a pleasant surprise. Asian cuisine is not new for Plett, but as of late The Golden Palm is the only restaurant dedicated to this spicy and aromatic style of cooking. “I have a real passion for Asian cuisine and I love the wide variety of flavours and tastes this style of cooking offers. From creamy and spicy Thai curry to the clean and fresh flavours of a poke bowl. Frankly it was an easy choice for me,” says Bosman.
With a passion for simple food done well, visitors and locals have been


excited about the new restaurant. “At The Golden Palm we have a bit of a trans-continental grasp of Asianflavours. One of our house specialities is dim sum, beautiful pockets of flavour hailing from China, with three different fillings that give a good variety of taste and texture.”
The introduction of a new, trendy restaurant with a signature taste in Plett is exactly what tourism in the area needs. Tourism in Plett has been on the increase, and part of that is due to new products providing increased positive experiences. Plett Tourism very excited about The Golden Palm and Bosman’s offering of a world-class culinary experience in the area.


LIFE… with Elsa Why It’s Important to know yourself


1. Make Decisions More Easily
When you completely ‘know’ yourself, you are able to discern what is beneficial to your character and what is not. This is then something that you can determine BEFORE you allow certain things in your life. How many of us made choices in the past that ended up being disasters and at the moment of the decision we were uncertain. To ‘know’ yourself does not by ANY means say you will never make mistakes, but you will certainly be able to approach them differently. This leads to only making a mistake once and then learning from it. Making choices become easy because you are able to focus on the things that you really want and know how to get it. Things become clear, clarity your comfort and peace your compass
2. Access What You Want In Your Life
Our mind is the MOST powerful tool we will EVER own, and yet we so conveniently underestimate it daily. We all have an AMAZING mind and we experience things in our life based on the way we use our own minds. How often do you experience what you ACTUALLY want?
Fully understanding how your mind works (‘knowing’ yourself ) and how you filter things into your life, enables you to change it.

3. Find The Perceptions Blocking Your View
Whatever your perceptions are, that is exactly what you will experience in your life. This is applicable in ANY and EVERY area of your life. When you completely understand your own mind, you can identify old beliefs and perceptions that are no longer serving you and change them.
The most potent and difficult beliefs / perceptions to identify are the assumption beliefs. They are so true to us that it seems ridiculous to question or change them. ‘Knowing’ yourself enables the unconscious mind to present these perceptions not serving you, one-by-one and getting rid of them while all the things you want start to filter into your life!

4. Take Responsibility For Your Life
It is easier to just blame others, our situation, the government, God, our parents, and terrible things that happened to us. That’s what we’ve been taught for centuries. Having this approach demonstrates an unconscious victim-like mindset leaving us with feelings of powerlessness, fear, disappointment, resentment, and frustration. This can be changed by completely understanding your own thoughts, beliefs, reactions, and feelings. Understanding leads to taking responsibility meaning you deal with the unconscious cause of your past and learn how do the things on your part to create the life that you want

Knowing and understanding yourself releases your mind’s ability to serve you the way it’s been created to serve you. Yes, it was created to SERVE you!
Freedom has a different ‘coat’ for everyone; happiness, peace, confidence, financial freedom, time, leadership, healthy relationships…

What is your ‘coat’ for freedom?
Mine is completely being ME with no guilt, never comparing myself, never walking on eggshells and never feeling the need to prove anything.

I STOPPED surviving and started LIVING!


Building approvals are being fast-tracked in areas affected by the recent Garden Route wildfires.
Economic Opportunities MEC Alan Winde and Public Works MEC Donald Grant met with mayors over the weekend to discuss progress in relation to rebuilding in fire ravaged communities.
Seven people were killed, thousands were evacuated and hundreds of properties were destroyed in fires in and around Knysna and Plettenberg Bay last month.
The Garden Route Rebuild Initiative involves humanitarian relief, as well as rehabilitation and reconstruction.
Winde says further trauma counselling and social support will be made available later this week when a Thusong Mobile will be stationed at the Knysna Town Hall.
There, residents who’ve lost personal documents in the fire will be able to access government services from Home Affairs, the Department of Labour and Sassa.
Winde says a significant amount of public infrastructure has been damaged and preliminary assessments have already been compiled.
He says key challenges are the instability of burned slopes, which create a risk of mudslides and the re-growth of alien vegetation.