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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 ”
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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 will hold their June Coffee Morning on June 21 at “The Royal A-One Cruise Hotel” on the 9th floor in the Rachanavee Room. Starting time 10:30 a.m., no reservation needed.

The Irish Society of Pattaya meets every Monday from 6 p.m. at Maggie May’s Bar in Soi Chaiyapoon. Free buffet and Guinness at 100. For more information email: [email protected]

The Pattaya City Expats Club meets every Sunday at Henry J. Bean’s restaurant in the grounds of the Amari Resort on North Beach Road. Each week a special guest is invited to speak and there is always an opportunity for members and their guests to ask questions of the speaker or other members of the club about any aspects of living and visiting Thailand. The meetings are conducted in a relaxed and informal way and are the source of much useful information and an excellent place to meet other expats. Meetings start at 10.30 a.m. and there is a breakfast buffet available from 9.30 a.m. onwards. Meetings are free and open to all - just pay for your breakfast! Parking is available in front of the restaurant. During the week informal meetings are held for discussion, writers, computers and much more! For further information about meetings and events held by the club go to www.pattayacityexpats club.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 [email protected] 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/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

Enjoy a special Wine & Dine Set at Casa Pascal Restaurant for just 750 baht. A full choice of appetizers, main meal and desserts with unlimited red or white during your meal. Be sure to book your table. Casa Pascal Restaurant, Pattaya Second Road, in front of the Marriott Resort, Tel: 038 723 660

Enjoy Authentic Turkish Cuisine in Pattaya at A La Turca in traditional ambience Try out such specialties as ‘Lady’s Thigh Kofte’, popualr kebabs, Turkish raviaoli and pizzaz as well as the very special ‘Lion’s Milk’ and all the sultan’s favorites. Every Friday night is Harem Night, complete with belly dancer. A La Turca, located in the Market Pattaya, open daily from noon till midnight. Call 038 411 483 for reservations

Da Joe Ristorante Italiano has now changed its name to Don Joe Ristorante Italiano but the quality is still at its best. Bigger terrace, better ocean view, splendor, atmosphere, brilliant food, check out the vast selection Wine Promotion for the month of June at one of the best Italian restaurants in town. Highly recommended by Miss Terry Diner. Now open for lunch! Don Joe, in the heart of Walking Street, call Joe for reservation at 038 710 733.

Greg from Greg’s Kitchen has now taken over his new café on 2nd Road, just down from Greg’s Kitchen. If you fancy a change, pop in and give it a try. Sunset Café, next to the Grand Sole Hotel.

Every Friday and Saturday night bouzouki and sirtaki tunes will resound at the Art Café Pattaya. Then the original Greek style gyros grill will be lit and authentically spiced lamb gyros freshly shaved from the spit will be served. Eating as much gyros as one likes costs 390 baht net including one glass of Ouzo - the original Greek aperitif. Art Cafe offers exquisite dining in a romantic ‘al fresco’ setting as well as air-conditioned seating inside the restaurant. Art Caf้é Pattaya, Soi 16 Pattaya Naklua Road. Phone 0 3836 7652 for details.

No steakhouse in Jomtien? Come to the Ace Cafe at Hanuman Corner where they have, new to the menu, mouth watering 250g tenderloin steaks with either black pepper or mushroom sauce, a choice of creamed mashed potatoes or french-fries and served with mixed vegetables and salad, all for only 225 baht. A huge 300g pork chop with mash, veg and apple sauce will set you back only 185 baht! The menu also features favourites such as gammon steak with applesauce, rib-eye steak and chips, pork schnitzel steaks, pies and much more! Now introducing Somtam Social Sundays... No such thing as Happy Hour... they have Happy Afternoon’s, where from mid-day till 5 all bottled beer is just 49 baht, and draught at only 39 baht! Plus an excellent Thai food menu, so see you down at the Ace Cafe today!

Jameson’s the Irish Pub has a host of Daily Specials! Don’t miss out on Jameson’s new Thursday night special. Enjoy the Sirloin Steak Night Thursday Special complete with home made soup, with bread and butter, sirloin steak, served with baked potato, corn on the cob, coleslaw salad Jameson’s chocolate mousse. A complete 3 course dinner for 150 baht. So don’t miss out; drop in to Jameson’s the Irish Pub, Soi Sukrudee (Soi A.R.), Pattaya, email: [email protected] Website: 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]

Entertainment

The Lions Tour of New Zealand and Tropical Bert’s, Beach Road and Soi Regent Marina, seem to go together so on Saturdays at 2 p.m. and for the duration of the tour they’ve moved one of the TVs outside to the beer garden so whilst you watch the game you can still keep an eye on the beach! There’s also a dish out of free jumbo hot dogs at half time. Sundays is the League Quiz whilst Monday is the “In House Fun Quiz” and of course Tuesday it’s Golf Day, meet at 8 a.m. for free breakfast and with a free meal when you return it’s a great value day. Any day is of course a great day to visit for pub grub, great breakfasts, cold drinks and a great view.

British Lions Matches! Free shirt giveaways at the Irishman Bar, Drinking Street 2nd Road across from Tiffany’s. Drop in for wee pint!

Country and Western Music Night every Wednesday in an air-conditioned lounge from 5 p.m. at Love Birds Lounge. Sick of rock and pop; come along for a country sing along. Bring your own guitar or instruments or use ours. Draught beer 35 baht from 5 to 7 pm. Food: half chicken and chips 100 baht, fish and chips 120 baht and a full English menu. Rooms condo size with kitchen, aircon and bathrooms 400-600 baht and only 50 meters from the beach. Love Birds Lounge, Soi Nine, Jomtien Beach Rd. Phone 038 233 710.

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

Grand Warehouse Sale! Bookazine is having their Big Sales day offering 30-80% discounts for the books to be exhibited on the 1st floor of Carrefour Central Pattaya Road. 7 Days Only! From Friday June 17 until Thursday June 23. Special offer for Pattaya Mail readers, bring the ad on page 9 to the fair to get free Bookazine membership card. Event of the year - not to be missed.

AustCham (Australian Chamber of Commerce Thailand) will be holding another Eastern Seaboard Sundowners on Friday, June 17 from 6:30 p.m. onwards at Jameson’s The Irish Pub, Pattaya. The evenings is sponsored by BlueScope Steel (Thailand) Limited and Jameson’s. The cost for members is 300 baht and 600 baht for non-members. Be sure to book in advance.

The executive committee of the Pattaya Sports Club is pleased to announce that the PSC Summer Party will be held at the Town-In-Town Hotel, Pattaya Central Road, Wednesday July 6 from 7 p.m. Includes free buffet and drinks - optional raffle with magnificent prizes. Tickets are limited to 450 and are available from the June 12th only from the Pattaya Sports Clubhouse. Members’ tickets are free upon production of current membership card (members can purchase one guest ticket only at a cost of 600 baht).

Exhibitions

Local expat Monika Podleska’s Art Exhibition, “View To Nature” is now on display at the Art Cafe Pattaya until June 19. From now until June 18, there will also be a silent charity auction of Monika’s works with the proceeds going towards the Camillian Social Center Rayong to help HIV and AIDS children and adults. At 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, the winners will be announced and congratulated. Visit the Art Cafe Pattaya, Soi 16, Pattaya Naklua Road or call 0-3836 7652 for details.

Health and Beauty

Spin Indoor Cycling Class at Dusit Resort Sports Club. If you ride a mountain bike or road bike on the weekend or you just want to get fit and lose some weight while enjoying your exercise then Spin classes are for you. Call 038 245 611-fitness for details.

Have fun and tone your body - Aqua Aerobics. This is a simple and easy way to increase your energy levels without breaking your back. It’s a high energy/low impact workout, which is lots of fun and is a superb body strengthener and muscle toner. Aqua is an extremely safe program, a great hour-long workout. Beginners and bad backs welcome. Classes every Friday 10 a.m. Call Jaz 01 862 7146.

Promotions

All this month enjoy a 10% discount from Globetrotter Restaurant, located at 1/54-55, Beach Road, Central Pattaya, when ordering from the popular Door 2 Door food delivery service. Superb cuisine from 20 of Pattaya’s top restaurants delivered to you in a flash. To receive your free Door 2 Door menu (2005 edition) just call 038 720 222 and a friendly driver will deliver a copy to you. Or visit www.door2doorpattaya.com



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