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Vol. XIII No. 12
Friday March 25 - March 31, 2005

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Fun City By The Sea

Updated every Friday
by Saichon Paewsoongnern

 

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

Do you have an event at your place,or do you have special offers?
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Community Happenings is an opportunity for all clubs, businesses, hotels, restaurants and entertainment outlets to inform the Pattaya Mail’s readers what new “happenings” are coming up. Send us your happening by email to: [email protected] or by fax 038 427 596.

Clubs

The Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) will host their April luncheon at the Ocean Marina Yacht Club on Tuesday April 5 from 10.30 a.m. till 2 p.m. The theme for the luncheon will focus on the Songkran festival. All members and guests are welcome. The address: Ocean Marina Yacht Club, 274/1-9 Moo 4 Sukhumvit Highway (km 167) Tel: 038 237 310. Please call Rita Cromwell on 09 818 2268 or 038 435 579 to make your reservations by Saturday April 2 or email [email protected]

The Guest Speaker this Sunday March 27 at the Pattaya City Expats Club will be the world-renowned medium, Jennifer Mackenzie. Her theme will be “Awareness - open your mind to the other side”. She has been on the council of the British Spiritualist’s Association but has now made her home in Spain. She hosts weekly radio and TV programs and tours extensively world-wide. Because of the interest already shown in her talk, Ms. Mackenzie will be the only speaker this week. The meeting is free and open to all and will commence at 10.30, buffet breakfast available from 9.30 a.m. Henry J. Bean’s Restaurant is in the grounds of the Amari Orchid Resort at the north end of Beach Road. There is ample parking space in front of the restaurant just after the turn. Further information and all the latest on visas and useful information for long-term residents and tourists is available ion the website at: www. pattayacityexpatsclub.com

The Rotary Club Eastern Seaboard’s weekly luncheon meeting is at Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa. Meetings are on Tuesdays, beginning at 12:30. President: Martin Brands macbee @loxinfo.co.th mobile 01 795 76476.

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/princeofwales pattaya/

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 Restaurant will be closed for their annual holidays from April 4 - April 19. Open again Wednesday April 20. On the 15th. however I like you to add: Reservations are now taken on 01 762 2359 Please don’t forget!

Belgian Style Mussels Soup in Patrick’s Belgian Restaurant Sunday March 27 from 5 p.m., 250 baht. Can you handle 2.5 kg mussels cooked in white wine with veggies, fries and French bread? For reservations call Patrick 01 687 2410.

Enjoy Sunday with your family and friends at Casa Pascal! Enjoy a delightful menu with an extensive buffet that offers: Cold appetizers including Norwegian smoked salmon, home-made marinated salmon, fresh seafood including lobster, prawns, crabs, international salad bar, imported cheese and cold cuts, Thai spicy salads. A grand range of hot European and Asian dishes, live pasta show cooking station, flamed beef & pork tenderloin station, fruit juices and variety of fruits and more! Do not miss a glass of complimentary house champagne. Adults 550++ baht, children (under 12) 350++ baht. Every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For reservations call 038 723-660, 01 983 4182 (Kim).

The Grapevine Bar, Restaurant & Beer serves breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. For dinner, the tacos, pizza, and lasagna are especially popular. SOS, which isn’t easy to find in Pattaya, is also on the breakfast menu. Roast beef sandwiches and grilled ham and cheese sandwiches (served with potato salad) are also getting great reviews. Victoria Bitter beer and Fosters Light Ice. Grapevine is located in the Regent Marina complex between Second and Beach Road. Open daily from 8.30 a.m.

The Bay Italian Restaurant, Bar & Terrace, Dusit Resort Pattaya and its team awaits you in March with some fabulous set menus combined with a fine selection of wine by the glass. These wine set menus are great value at 790 baht ++ only per person, and cater to the most discerning guests. For more information or reservations call 038 425 611 ext. 2149 - 50.

Queen M’s Scandinavian Pub & Restaurant is now open for lunch & dinner. Serving authentic Thai & Scandinavian dishes starting from 40 baht. More than 20 different Scandinavian dishes, and a wide range of Thai dishes. Queen M’s Scandinavian Pub & Restaurant is located on Naklua Road Soi 12, just 100 meters up the soi.

Mata Hari Restaurant is expecting to receive this weekend fresh Fines de Claire oysters from France and large king crab claws from Alaska. Come and join the Mata Hari experience. Bookings advisable, please call 038 420 939.

Mango Season has arrived at Amor Restaurant, between Pattayaland 2 and 3. Richard with his team at Amor Restaurant have come up with some great and surprising ideas for this delicious fruit. West Indies salmon, prawns, pork fillet or chicken breasts with rum, fresh mango, banana, raisins and cashew nuts in a light curry sauce. Mango pork fillet or chicken breasts with Thai whisky, fresh mango and coconut cream. Fresh mango cheesecake crazy mango sundae coconut ice cream, Malibu, fresh mango, whipped cream and cashew nuts. Mango coladas, daiquiri, yoghurt smoothie, mango fruit and milk shakes.

Jameson’s the Irish Pub has a host of Daily Specials; Monday Steak Night 150 baht, Tuesday 100 baht Jameson’s Full Meal, Wednesday Curry Night - All-U-Can-Eat 250 baht, Thursday Spaghetti & Meatballs 100 baht, Friday Fish & Chips 150 baht, Saturday & Sunday Roast Carvery 350 baht. So don’t miss out; drop in to Jameson’s the Irish Pub, Soi Sukrudee (Soi A.R.), Pattaya, email: [email protected] Web Address: www.jamesons-pattaya.com

The Montien Hotel, Pattaya is continuing their Theme Buffet Evenings in 2005. Tuesdays - Verandah Coffee Shop for the Asian buffet dinner from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Adults 420 baht ++, children 220 baht ++. On Wednesdays-La Mer Restaurant has a Mediterranean buffet dinner 6.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Adults 450 baht ++, children 250 baht ++. Friday’s at the Verandah Coffee Shop it’s a BBQ & seafood buffet dinner 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Adults 500 baht ++ and children 280 baht ++. On Saturdays the Verandah Coffee Shop lays out an international buffet dinner 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Adults 450 baht ++ and children 250 baht ++. Pamper yourself with the exceptional variety of all-you-eat favourites, dazzlingly laid out for an evening of leisurely dining. For reservations please call 038 428 155 ext 1620-1 or email: [email protected]

Coffee only 20 baht? Breakfast from only 50 baht? Ice cold Heineken at 40 baht, Tiger at 35? This can’t be right, there must be a catch! Well of course there is ... you’ve gotta be at the Ace Cafe Thailand, that’s what! Open from 08.30 daily they offer a full and varied “aharn farang” menu, or try one of the delicious Thai dishes. Open till 9 p.m. weekdays and the wee hours weekends, with live sport on UBC and Jomtien’s craziest Happy Hours (beer prices as above, Mon, Tues & Wed, 5 till 9) with a friendly and hassle free environment, visit the Ace Cafe at Hanuman Corner (ideal for all you View Talay residents!), Jomtien.

Entertainment

Easyriders Pub (2nd Road - opp Tiffany’s) is celebrating its 1st anniversary on Thursday March 31. Lots of food, live music. Come and join the party.

Mondays at Tropical Bert’s (Soi Regent Marina) are Quiz Nights with a prize every week for the winning team plus a rollover prize. The thinking starts at 8.45 p.m. Tuesday is of course now well established as golf day; it starts with free breakfast at 8 a.m. and ends with prizes and food back at the bar. Please sign up in the bar early as they don’t want to turn people away. The weekends are sports days along with great burgers and Friday is good old-fashioned fish and chips, so all in all Tropical Bert’s is a great place to watch Pattaya and the world go by.

Power Jam is back at the Moon River Pub & Restaurant. The band that rocked the Moon River returns with a new singer and a new guitarist. Rock to the sounds of Power Jam and enjoy 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

The Horseshoe Point Resort & Country Club, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) proudly present a chamber music charity concert by the Hong Kong Academy String Quartet on March 27, in the Svennas Ballroom, at the Horseshoe Point Resort and Country Club at 6 p.m. The String Quartet will perform at the Horseshoe Point Resort and Country Club on Sunday March 27, 2005 at 6pm. Ticket prices are 300 baht for adults and 150 baht for students. All ticket proceeds go to help tsunami victims in the south of Thailand. For more information and ticket please contact the Horseshoe Point Resort and Country Club 038735050 or [email protected]

After the tremendous success of the Viva Las Vegas launch party in February that raised over 200,000 baht, the Pattaya Gay Festival is holding their first Gala Dinner of the 2005 season at Bruno’s Restaurant on Thappraya Road at 8.30 on Wednesday March 30. Bruno was one of the founding sponsors of the Pattaya Gay Festival and it has become a tradition to hold the first and last Gala Charity Dinner in Bruno’s Restaurant. As usual there will be a grand lucky draw at the end of the meal in order to raise money for the life-saving work being undertaken by Dr. Philippe at HEARTT2000 and local charities. The PGF Committee have committed the festival to make a 200,000 baht contribution to this work each month. Tickets are available from the Ambiance Hotel in Pattayaland Soi 3 priced at 1,200 baht with 300 baht from each ticket sale going as a donation to the charities. Everyone welcome to come and enjoy a wonderful meal and help the work of HEARTT2000.

Australians and New Zealanders or others interested to go to Hellfire Pass and Kanchanaburi for the ANZAC commemoration, April 25th should contact Stuart Saunders on 06 138 8654 or email: [email protected] - if there is enough interest, a bus and accommodation could be arranged.

Health and Fitness

Yo-Chi-Do - Dynamic new class combining Hatha Yoga and Chi Gong. This unique approach will naturally strengthen and shape your body, reduce stress and increase your energy. Classes every Thursday beginning at 10 a.m. at North Star Library, next to the Redemptorist Center on Sukhumvit Road. Beginners welcome. Call Jaz 01 862 7146.

Meditation and discussions including Reiki sessions, in private atmosphere every Thursday in English language. Refreshments before and after the meditation are offered at no cost, only donations of 100 baht up are required. Please contact Elfi at tel. 01 863 9014 for address and more information.

Promotions

Door 2 Door is once again offering a special double promotion: From The Raj, 3rd, North Pattaya, receive a 250 baht voucher to be used at the Raj Restaurant with all food orders over 1000 baht and receive a 10% discount off all orders from the Art Café, at the bottom of Soi 16 Naklua. To receive your free Door 2 Door Menu (2005 Edition) simply call 038 720 222 and a friendly driver will deliver a copy to you. Or visit www. door2doorpattaya.com



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