looking to expand
Do you sometimes sing in the shower? If so, or if you
just enjoy singing, the Seaboard Singers, a small mixed choir, would like
to expand and are looking for women and men of any age and nationality. If
you know or can read music, even better. The Seaboard Singers sing mostly
in English, but would like to widen their repertoire into other languages
as well (including Thai). The choir rehearses every Thursday evening from
20:00 to 21:30 at the Montessori International Children’s Center.
Seaboard Singers invite you to come along and join the fun.
After rehearsal the choir meets for a drink or two -
just come along one Thursday evening or ring for more information: Pat
Burbridge (English and Thai) 038-429-523 (early evening) or 01-630-2828,
or Colin Throup (English) 038-232-908 (all day), or Nick Matt (Deutsch,
Francais, Italiano) 038-226-103 (all day), [email protected]
Singing is fun, good for your soul and enjoyable for
brings the Euro to Pattaya
Fredi Schaub, the well known gourmet chef and partner in
Bruno’s Restaurant, has just returned from a fast trip to Switzerland Germany,
Austria, and Italy. It had been two years since he had been home to Europe, and
there he indulged himself in his passion for fast cars, driving a Ferrari Testa
Rossa on the unrestricted autobahns, at speeds which even Michael Schumacher
would be proud of.
Ferrari’s and one Lamborghini Diablo with Fredi, Hansjorg Leeser, Werner
Wigger and Romano Maspero.
However, as well as being an auto indulgence, the trip was
also a culinary indulgence, where Fredi caught up with many of the Pattaya
Gourmet Club members in Europe, and they enjoyed some very special dinners
together. Fredi, being the chef that he is, also picked up the new trends in
food and cuisines that are now evident in Europe. “Nouvelle cuisine is
over,” says Fredi. “You want something on your plate! The trend is now
towards a more traditional fare, but something that is nicely prepared and
dinner in Zurich at the Restaurant La Rocca. From Left Rino Stutz, Romano
Maspero, Fredi, Heinz Hinteregger, Martin Scheidegger, Werner Wigger, Willy
Timpe, Khun Jum, Khun Jatuporn, Hansjorg Leeser.
Fredi will be introducing some of the “new” Euro cuisine
items he brought back to the Bruno’s menu, and to celebrate the 5th
anniversary of his and Bruno’s fine dining establishment on Sunday the 30th of
September, there will be some very special dishes on offer that evening.
The previous anniversary dinners have always been a
“sell-out” so you would be advised to book for the occasion. Fredi also said
that if you bring a Ferrari, he will personally valet park it for you!
Hard Rock Cafe shows off its threads
The very dynamic Hard Rock Hotels group previewed the
uniforms their staff will be wearing after the official opening of the Hard
Rock Cafe October 15 and the Hard Rock Hotel November 15. With the designs
completed by Greyhound Fashions in Bangkok, it was obvious that a “hip”
attitude will be the name of the game at Hard Rock. Three quarter length
pants and ‘baseball’ tops are teamed to go with the jaunty caps and neck
chains complete with all the Hard Rock badges.
pair of the many new look uniforms to be worn by staff at the Hard Rock
For many of the staff at the fashion preview, they were
also wearing a small name tag, with the mission statement on the back. Part
of that statement is the pledge to make every customer feel like a
“star” and if the service is anything like that which was meted out at
the preview, then there’s going to be lots of stars in Pattaya.
When completed, both the Hard Rock Cafe and the Hard Rock
Hotel will be setting new standards in tourism and hospitality in Pattaya,
and will be welcome additions to the top level scene.
Pattaya Sports Club holds first
committee meetings in their new clubhouse
The Executive Committee of the Pattaya Sports Club held
their first meeting in the conference room of their new clubhouse. This
committee meets on the first Tuesday of each month, and has eighteen
members, which consists of the club officers, and chairman for each of the
PSC executive committee gathers round the conference table for their first
meeting in the new office.
The Executive Committee is responsible for the
administration and operation of the Pattaya Sports Club. These officers and
chairmen are elected at the Annual General Meeting held in June of each
The new clubhouse is located at 3/197 M-6 Pattaya 3rd
Road, adjacent to the Pattaya Driving Range, and next to the new Fountain of
Life Center. The new phone number is 038-361-167, and the new fax number is
038-361-929. All Pattaya Sports Club members are invited to come by and
visit your new clubhouse.
Nittaya Patimasongkroh celebrates her
birthday in style
Rauber the executive assistant manager of the Dusit Resort hosted a birthday
party for Nittaya Patimasongkroh (center). Joining in the celebrations were
Somchai Manothavorn, president of the Lions Club of Pattaya, Premruedee
Jittiwutikarn, president of the YWCA Pattaya Chapter, Peter Thorand,
president of the Rotary Club of Taksin-Pattaya, Dr. Ruangwit Dhammajari and
Nampueng Natejamnong. They later adjourned to the Star Pub on Walking Street
where they were joined by Peter Cummins, Peter Malhotra and ‘Don’
Philippe Decaux (far right) past president of the Foreign Correspondents
Club of Thailand, who had come down to Pattaya to observe first hand the 2
a.m. closing time and the effects on the business community as well as the
opinion of foreign tourists.
Around Town: Buddha on the Hill
By Lesley Warner
I took a walk up to the Buddha on the Hill the other day
on Thappraya Road, Jomtien (by the police box at the turn into the Royal
Cliff Hotel). There was a time when I used to do this every day, when I had
time to keep fit. I was surprised at the improvements they have made, the
steps leading up to the Big Buddha now have a very beautiful painted
Patyannak dragon with 7 heads on either side for protection from evil
spirits. At the top of the steps as well as the Big Golden Buddha are the
birthday Buddha’s for each day of the week, so if you know what day you
were born on you can find your Buddha.
hill affords a beautiful view of Pattaya and the bay.
There is also the statue of the beautiful Kwan Yin the
Goddess of mercy who has been worshipped throughout the centuries. People
come to seek her help during their times of trouble. She is standing in a
beautiful water garden, and it’s such a serene setting, making it easy to
believe that she can help solve all your problems and ease your stress.
There are other interesting things to see: the Fu-Lu-Shou-Temple,
Chai Xing Alter, Tae Teck Brass Chinese Bell and a brass statue of Lao-Tzu.
It’s a nice place to visit and you can pay homage to
Buddha and shake the sticks to see what the future holds for you, but be
prepared, it’s not always what you might have wished for.
Afterwards, cross over to the opposite side of the
parking lot and you can go up another hill and see the statue of Admiral
Krom Luang Jumborn Khet Udomsakdi.
Krom Luang Jumborn Khet Udomsakdi
He was previously known as His Royal Highness Prince
Abhakorn Kiartiwonges during the reign of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) and
best remembered for his great contribution to the development of the Royal
HRH Prince Abhakorn Kiartiwonges was born on the 19th
December 1880 in the Grand Palace; he was the 28th child of King Rama V.
A born navigator, his skill as a seaman became apparent
during King Rama V’s first journey to Europe. He was always looking for
ways to strengthen the capabilities of the Royal Thai Navy, his aim to make
it as strong and modern as those in Europe.
The Admiral founded the Royal Thai Naval Academy and the
Marine Engineering School. He is still honoured today by all members of the
Royal Thai Navy as “The father of the Royal Thai Navy.”
Here you will find the most amazing view of Pattaya both
by day and by night. When paying their respects to the Admiral the Thai
people let off banger fireworks so be prepared to ‘jump’.
Please remember these are worshipping places for those
people of the Buddhist faith and respect this, suitable dress is covered
shoulders and no shorts above the knees. Both places are quiet and tranquil.
There is parking and you can buy a drink, even a traditional Thai meal from
one of the open restaurants. There is no charge to visit but it’s
acceptable to put something in the box if you feel you would like to.
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