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COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

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Announcements

Pattaya Finland Society information & member meeting at Baiyoke Hotel 6 p.m. December 15. All new & old members are welcome.

The Pattaya Sports Club Christmas Party is happening yet again. Tickets are now on sale at the PSC office. The party will be held on Wednesday December 15 at the Town in Town Hotel from 7 p.m. Be sure to get your tickets early, as numbers are limited. Members 300 baht and guest tickets 600 baht.

Clubs

The Asian Business Club (ABC) is a society open for everybody who is doing business in or with Asia. The ABC meetings are every second Tuesday at 7.30 at the Woodlands Resort, North Pattaya. Regular speakers on interesting topics and covering the ongoing topics on doing business in Thailand. After the meetings there is time to meet other members informally. For more information please visit the website: www.asian-business-club.com

The Welsh Society of Pattaya meets at ‘The Prince of Wales’ in Khao Noi every Saturday at 6 p.m. Free grub of some sort will be laid on. Any other nationalities interested in rugby are also welcome. For more info please call 01 865 4382 or visit: http://www.geocities.com/princeofwalespattaya/

The Dutch Expats Club Pattaya (NVP) meets the last Thursday of every month at Dolphin Apartments, Soi 20, South Pattaya Road. They also have groups for bridge, computers, Thai language, fishing, literature and much more. For more information email: [email protected]

Scandinavian Expats Pattaya meet the second Sunday of every month. For details contact John tel. 01 523 6080 or Per tel. 07 083 3834.

Dining

Mata Hari offers new fresh air freighted produce from France. This week they expect langoustines, sardines, fine de claire oysters and quails. Bookings are now taken for Christmas and New Years Eve; they will be closed as usual every Monday. Mata Hari Restaurant, Pattaya Second Road. Call 038 420 939 for reservations or visit: www.mataharirestaurant.com

Steak Promotion at Henry J. Bean’s Restaurant. Enjoy a huge selection of imported, sizzling hot and juicy steaks during the whole month of December, only at Hank’s! For further information please contact guest relations at 038 428 161.

U.S. turkey at Pat’s Pies & Deli, they are taking orders for Christmas to be picked-up or delivered. They have a very limited stock of U.S. turkey, first come first serve! Call 038 723 302.

Season promotion at The Raj Indian Cuisine. Every day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., vegetarian lunch set 199 baht, non-vegetarian set 299 baht and Australian wine promotion 999 baht. Something for everyone. For reservations or free pick up service, call Mr. Raj on 09 048 9821 or 038 415 424.

Amari Orchid Resort, Pattaya hosts an Italian evening in their lush tropical gardens for their Pizza and Pasta Festival. Home-style cooking. Enjoy the antipasto or create your own pasta dish. A full dessert buffet is also available and the house band will entertain you all night long. Every Friday from 7 p.m. for 330 baht ++ per person. For further information contact guest relations at 038 428 161.

Enjoy tropical elegance at the breezy Royal Wing & Spa’s picturesque beachfront and a culinary marvel of freshly tossed garden greens, flamed succulent skewers and mouth-watering desserts, whilst strolling musician serenades diners throughout the evening. The Seaside Wine & Grill Night is available every Friday from 7 p.m. to 10.30 p.m. for only 950 baht ++ per adult and 595 baht ++ per child aged 4-12. Reservations recommended at Royal Cliff Beach Resort, call 038 250421 ext. 2581.

Bavaria Beer Garden at Beach Road now offers a comprehensive choice of white asparagus. The asparagus is prepared daily and offered in different variations as starter or main course. Prices for the main course range from 175 baht for a serving with hollandaise and buttered potatoes to 295 baht with smoked salmon or New Zealand rump steak. Every Sunday “Asparagus All You Can Eat” is served for 195 baht per person. The same price applies to the “Spareribs All You Can Eat” every Wednesday. New in Bavaria Beer Garden is the seafood barbecue. Every Friday the seafood of your choice is prepared on an open grill. Musicians perform live every Wednesday and Sunday night. Bavaria Beer Garden is located on Pattaya Beach Road just south of Soi 6.

Casa Pascal invites you to Sunday Brunch Buffet, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. One glass of house champagne free. Menu: lobster, crab, prawn, smoked salmon & other seafood, imported cheese, cold appetizers, salad buffet. Adults: 550 ++ /children under 12: 350 ++. For reservations please call 038-723-660 or 01-983-4182 (Kim).

Shenanigans special menus: Monday Night Special - soup or salad, followed by fried red snapper, sweet corn, garden peas & salad 199 baht. Tuesday Chop Night - homemade soup, followed by a Shenanigans pork chop with braised cabbage & mashed potato 150 baht. Wednesday Night Stake Out - homemade soup or salad, a 400 gram. T-bone steak, pile of french-fries, salad, & grilled tomato 195 baht. Thursday Pasta Night or Curry Night - A pasta buffet or curry buffet on alternate Thursdays. All-U-Can-Eat 250 baht. Friday Bangers Fry Up - a bursting carvery with 8 different sorts of a sausages, cooked to order with accompanying vegetables, soup & salads. All-U-Can-Eat 255 baht. Saturday & Sunday the famous Shenanigans carvery 395 baht. Shenanigans Pattaya, Pattaya Second Road, in front of the Marriott Resort & Spa.

Get in early for Christmas! Greg’s Kitchen is now taking bookings for their 2-day Christmas special on December 25 and 26. Call Greg and his team on 038 361 227 for details.

The Christmas Menu at the Queen Victoria Inn this year is going to be about the same as last year (why change a good thing) but then again so is the price! So for only 750 baht you will get an All U Can Eat Carvery that includes cream of green pea soup with bacon pieces, prawn cocktail, roast Norfolk turkey, pork and Wiltshire ham, mashed, roast and croquette potatoes, cauliflower cheese, Brussels sprouts, buttered carrots, garden peas, chipolata sausage and bacon, sage and onion stuffing, cranberry sauce and home made gravy, Christmas pudding laced with sherry and brandy, mincemeat pies, brandy butter and custard. If your wife or girlfriend is Thai then it’s not fair on her or your pocket to eat all that! So for 300 baht the Vic will also offer an all u can eat Thai buffet. Please book at the bar. Queen Victoria Inn, Soi 6.

Entertainment

A great mix of rugby and football loom in the Queen Victoria Inn (Soi 6). On Friday Dec. 3 at 9 p.m. is the replay of the IRB Sevens from Dubai. On Saturday at 7.30 p.m. it’s Chelsea v Southampton followed at 10.45 p.m. by the Barbarians in a clash with N. Zealand. Sunday sees 2 Heineken Cup Games, Glasgow Rugby vs Llanelli Scarlets at 7.45 p.m. followed at 9.50 p.m. by London Wasps v Leicester Tigers.

Have to be seen to believe! The Pine Wing Suites, brand new high class hotel-suites for just 950 baht. Special for everybody who might be interested: The 1st of every month is Payday-Party! From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 2 drinks at the price of 1. Just drop by! Pinewood Condo, Pattaya Second Road, opp. The Market Pattaya. For Info: Tel: 038 362 273-5 or 01 340 1177.

Visit the Beefeater Steak House & Pub, now open at Central Shopping Arcade, next to Soi Diana Inn Pattaya 2nd Road. For more info call 038 720 926.

Learn to dance the real salsa at the Moon River Pub & Restaurant. A professional Latin dance teacher will easily teach you steps and moves every Friday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. From beginners to advanced dancers, all are most welcome to join each lesson for only 250 baht net per hour including one soft drink. Exotic and delicious cocktails and other drinks will be served at special discounted Happy Hour prices. Always a fun night out at the Moon River Pub, Thai Garden Resort, North Pattaya Road.

Events

It’s not too early to sign up for the Super Bowl party on February 7 at The Haven on Soi 13. All you can eat and drink, plus a special prize at the end of the game, all for 500 baht. Limited to the first 100 tickets sold. It is great value because it does mean all food and beverages, including bloody marys, etc. 5 hours of eating and boozing cannot be bad value at 500 baht. Sign up now at The Haven, 30 meters or so from Beach Road on Soi 13.

The Art Café Pattaya is proud to announce their new art exhibition featuring water color paintings by Chaiyo. The exhibition begins on Monday December 13, with a special dinner. This art exhibition will be open daily from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. until December 27. For reservations and information contact Jo Stetten, Art Café Pattaya Phone: 0-3836 7652, 01832 6031 or email: [email protected] or web: www.artcafe-thailand.com

Every year at Christmas time the Thai Garden Resort seeks donations for their ‘Toys for Joy’ project. This year donations will be given to the Fountain of Life children. The goal is to help these kids enroll in school and receive a formal education. Donations of used or new clothes, books, stationary, cash or toys can be placed under the Christmas tree in the lobby of the Thai Garden Resort, opposite city hall or hand them to Janine or Alexandra in the guest services office. Contact 038 370 614 for further details.

The Finnish community is invited to a Christmas Singing evening in Finnish Kotikirrd, Sunday December 12 at the Pattaya Marriott Resort and Spa from 6 p.m. Special guest from Finland and Bangkok will attend the night and will lead the ‘good old’ song at the Christmas celebrations. African missionary Niilo Mไenpไไ will speak. Refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome to attend. No charge for admission. There will also be a special Christmas Eve service on December 27 from 5 p.m. For more information contact Juhani and Irma Waarna on 07 145 3406 or email: [email protected]

Promotions

Christmas Body Scrub: A Scrub for the Happy Holidays Devarana Spa makes this Christmas even more a time to enjoy something special with a new joyful recipe, Christmas Body Scrub, inspired by the Christmas tree and a Christmas pudding. Relax and enjoy the fresh, woody aroma of the famous Scotch pine tree through the purest pine essential oil and let the delightful mixture of Christmas pudding ingredients including cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger and orange peel cleanse and tone your skin. A must for a truly festive season for yourself and the one you love. Valid December 2004 Price: baht 1,650++ (40 mins) and 2,100++ (60 mins). For reservation, please contact: Devarana Spa, Pattaya tel. 0 3837 1044, email: [email protected]

Door 2 Door is once again offering a special double promotion from the Art Cafe, at the bottom of Soi 16 Nakula. Receive a free soup of the day with each main dish ordered and receive a 10% discount off all orders. To receive your free Door 2 Door Menu (2005 Edition), simply call 038 720 222 and one of their friendly drivers will deliver a copy to you. Or visit them on www.door2doorpattaya.com

Back again! At Kalae Art & D้cor Pattaya, the Vietnamese Festival, from December 10 to 26, lacquer ware bright colors, handcrafted decorations, smooth silk & unique objects on Special Offer, don’t miss it. See you at Kalae Pattaya corner of North Pattaya and Sukhumvit Road, for details please call 038 413 551 or email: info@ kalaepattaya.com

Don’t miss the Annual Carpet & Rug Sale 2004 from now until Sunday December 12. Many opportunities are on offer, real 20-40% discounts during sales only. 10% discounts on washing & repairing carpets with free pick-up and delivery service. Free carpet valuation and advice. Old, semi-old and antique tribal carpet from Central Asia. Exchange and upgrading also possible. A well-known name in Thailand with the largest collection of fine hand-knotted carpets & rugs from Iran, Afghanistan, Kazakistan, Chechanya, and Pakistan. Persian Carpets, 225/636, Duck Square (Near Big C) Moo 10, South Pattaya Rd. For further details call 09 788 8865, 01 633 4156 or email: [email protected]

Festive Season Activities

Celebrate Christmas at the Thai Garden Resort with a visit from Santa Claus on of December 24. From 7 p.m. onwards, the ‘Fountain of Life’ dance group will perform a Christmas show on the Thai Garden Resort lobby in coordination with Toys for Joy. Straight after the show, Santa Claus will arrive and bring presents to all children. Enjoy Christmas dinner at Lanna Coffee Shop - a 6-course dinner, priced at 999 baht net per person, served on December 24 and 25 at Lanna Coffee Shop. The festive dinner by Chef Marcus will make you dream. Children only pay 50% of the price. You can reserve your table with Alexandra at 038-370614 or by email: [email protected]

Treat yourself, your family and friends to a gourmet, sit down dinner at Indian By Nature. Celebrate Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve Maharaja style with a special menu prepared by in-house chefs, who have prepared a 7 course set-menu for only 2005 baht +. Cost includes a welcoming Kir Maharaja. IBN introduces Sikandari Raan - baby leg of lamb marinated over night in a centuries old recipe of whole spices and rum flavoured sauce. Available only from December 24 until 2 January 1. Reservations highly recommended, call 038 36 4656.

Celebrate Christmas Eve (Friday December 24) at the Amari Orchid Resort, Pattaya from 7 p.m. in the ballroom. Treat yourself, your family and your friends to a festive gourmet gala dinner. Santa Claus will be there to wish you a merry Christmas. 3,495 baht net per person, children (under 12 years) 1,748 baht net. Don’t miss Christmas Day from 7 p.m. at the pool. Santa will be joining in for a pool party extravaganza. He has invited one of the greatest live bands in town, and be ready for his Santarinas to make an appearance on stage for a surprising show. For dinner, he enjoys an exclusive buffet, featuring specialties from all parts of the world. 3,495 baht net per person Children (Under 12 years) at half price. For reservations please contact guest relations at 038 428 161.

At the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya, the Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner menu includes live oysters, pan seared tuna with wasabi crab cake, spicy mango salsa, cake, and more… Free flow of house pouring spirits, red &white wines, draught beer and soft drinks. Don’t miss the dynamic strolling band, ‘4Play’* rocking Santa Claus and carol singers from Pattaya Orphanage bringing a joyful atmosphere @ Starz Diner from 6 p.m. for only 2,600 baht net per person (half price for children under 12 years old). For more information and reservations, please call tel. 038 428755-9, fax:038 421 673, email: rooms.Pattaya@ hardrockhotels.net, Website: www.hardrockhotels.net

The Scandinavian Village invites everyone for a traditional Scandinavian Christmas Eve dinner starting at 6 p.m. with Gl๖gg (traditional hot Christmas cocktail), live music by Goran Ristop, a Swedish Christmas buffet and a full night of entertainment for 800 baht. For reservations contact the Scandinavian Village in Bangsaen on 038 399 100 or email [email protected] or visit www.scandinavianvillage.com



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