Pattaya Mail turns 12

Vol. XIII No. 29
Friday July 22 - July 28, 2005

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Calling All Vendors! The Pattaya International Ladies Club will be the host for a big Holiday Bazaar at Royal Cliff Beach Resort on October 8. PILC says, “We are planning the bazaar right now and because we would like to see some new vendors among the old ones, we are asking for your help.” If you are a vendor and you would like to join the PILC holiday bazaar this year please contact Helle Rants้n 01 63 68 165, email: [email protected] or Avinder 01 862 9452 [email protected] The deadline is before August 10.

The International Meditation Club organizes “The best of both worlds meditation training in Samatha (calmness & mind power) and Vipassana (insight & wisdom) meditation. These techniques are aimed at eradicating stress, tension, anger, anxiety and depression. This will enable you to lead a happier and healthier life. Training will be on the private beach at Pinnacle Resort and Spa during the holiday weekend from July 22 to 24. Instruction will be in English by international meditation masters. Experience the magic of meditation in the fresh air, under the light of a full moon, with the sounds of the waves to soothe away all your stress, tension and anxiety. Limited space is available! For more information contact Tony at 01 622-4507 or e-mail: Tony @Intlmedclub.Org


Pratheep (Peter) Malhotra will be the speaker at the Pattaya City Expats Club meeting on July Sunday 24th. Peter, as most people will realize, is the owner and managing director of the Pattaya Mail and the PCEC is privileged that Peter is able to come this weekend as the Pattaya Mail celebrates its 1st Cycle anniversary. Peter will speak, among other things, about the early days of the newspaper and what he sees as the essential ingredients of a community newspaper. The meeting will start at 10.30 a.m. in Henry J. Bean’s Restaurant in the grounds of the Amari Orchid Resort. Buffet breakfast available from 9.30 a.m. The meeting is open to all and is a wonderful friendly forum for keeping up to date with all the changes in regulations that foreigners need to be aware of to live legally and happily in Thailand. To find out more about the Pattaya City Expats Club visit the website at:

Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) E.S. Hamilton Post 9876 officially meets the second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Hog’s Breath Saloon, Soi Batman. Other Tuesdays, interested persons generally meet there for lunch and catching up on the latest community news. Operating hours are 8 a.m. till 5 p.m. daily, closed on Sunday. For further information please call the Hog’s Breath at 038 423 462, email: vfwpost9876 or visit our website:

Interested in a Honda Phantom Rider’s Club? Then go along to Bristol Music Bar, Soi 6 Jomtien Beach on Thursday, July 28 at 4 p.m. Afternoon includes suckling pig, barbeque and Thai food and some of the bets classic rock in town. Also badminton for the ladies. For more info call Bill on 01 175 0952

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 baht. For more information email: [email protected]

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

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.

The Rotary Club of Taksin-Pattaya has arranged a fellowship evening, Saturday July 30, and would like to welcome fellow Rotarians from other clubs in Pattaya as well as guests. This is an eat all you can buffet with very reasonable drink prices. They are planning a nice social evening amongst friends, and non-Rotarians are welcome to attend. The evening starts at 6 p.m. at the ‘Your Hut Caf้,’ Naklua Soi 12. Tickets are 400 baht and include egg rolls, nachos, fajitas, tago, lasagna, fried rice with shrimp, fried fish, ardobo, rice, plus other items and of course dessert. Drinks will be at: all beer 35 baht, except Heineken which is 50 baht, wine per glass at 50 baht, whisky 60 baht, soft drinks at 20 baht. Your Hut Caf้ is located in Naklua Soi 12, first road you can turn left in Soi 12, with the restaurant on the left.


Queen M’s Scandinavian Pub & Restaurant is now open for lunch and dinner, serving some of the best from the Thai and Scandinavian kitchen. Some of the favourites are meatballs, minced beefsteak, pork chops, steaks, codfish, all served with mashed or boiled potatoes, brown or b้arnaise sauce and veggies. They also serve Scandinavian style hot-dogs and hamburgers, and of course their famous smorgasbord. Queen M’s is located on Soi 12, Pattaya Naklua Road, just 100 meters up the soi.

Enjoy Authentic Turkish Cuisine in Pattaya at A La Turca in traditional ambience. Try out such specialties as ‘Lady’s Thigh Kofte’, popular kebabs, Turkish ravioli and pizzas 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.

Enjoy a special Gourmet Dinner set at Casa Pascal Restaurant. A full choice of appetizers, main meal and desserts with red or white during your meal for just 1,050++ baht or enjoy unlimited beverages for 2,100++ baht. Be sure to book your table. Casa Pascal Restaurant, Pattaya Second Road, in front of the Marriott Resort, tel. 038 723 660. For more information visit: www.

The Lanna Coffee Shop at the Thai Garden Resort is offering more value for money with their daily changing set menu prepared by their European chef Marcus. The chef prepares a choice of two menus per day, one European and one Thai. Both consist of a 5-course meal which is available at only 250 baht ++. The Lanna Coffee Shop is open daily and the menus are served from 11.30 a.m. until 11.30 p.m. Enjoy your meal and get value for your money at the Thai Garden Resort.

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, 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] .com Website: www.jame

Fancy some good honest Thai home cooking? Visit the Ace Cafe at Hanuman Corner where they have many excellent and inexpensive Thai dishes, with most choices explained in an extensive pictorial menu for those new to the delights of Thai cuisine. For steak lovers, a mouth watering 250g tenderloin steak 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, veggies and apple sauce will set you back only 185 baht. Menu also features many ‘traditional’ favourites. Drop by any Sunday afternoon where you will find a wealth of complimentary bar snacks, including ribs, sausages, chicken legs and traditional somtam, so make the Ace Cafe your place to be!


The Dollhouse Pattaya, Walking Street will be hosting a Dance Competition on Sunday, July 24. Dancers from many Walking Street bars will be competing. Drop in and enjoy the fun, Walking Street, South Pattaya.

Catch the German (tomorrow and Sunday) and Hungarian (July 30 - 31) Formula 1 Grand Prix at the Ace Cafe, Jomtien, where every minute of every lap will be shown in super surround sound! Also, is the doctor going to do it at Donnington? Well, if it’s live on UBC, Ace Cafe will be showing the Donnington Park Moto GP, tomorrow, right after the Formula 1. And what makes it more attractive? Sunday at the Ace means a FREE cook-out, with sausages, ribs, chicken legs and a mountain of somtam for the girls, so get down to the Ace Cafe at Hanuman Corner for some great sport, food and company!

Formula 1 Live on the big screen at the Mini - Golf Pub. Watch the German Grand Prix Qualifying at 6 p.m. Saturday 23 and race time on Sunday July 24 from 6 p.m. The Mini - Golf Pub, Thappraya Rd. (Road from Pattaya to Jomtien), opposite Mr. Mac Hotel and Icon Hotel, Tel. 038 250 318.

The Ashes Series between Australia and England will be shown on the TV screens in Jameson’s starting at 4.30 p.m. every day until close of play. These games have already started and go through to mid-September. Drop in to Jameson’s the Irish Pub, Soi Sukrudee (Soi A.R.), Pattaya, email: [email protected] Website:

Cricket from England. The Nat West Challenge and the Ashes Series at The Haven - all matches shown from 4.30 pm. until close of play. Draft Heineken at 180 baht per 1 litre; house wine by carafe 250 baht 0.5 litre. The Haven, Soi 13, Pattaya Beach Road.

The Irishman Bar has happy hours from 2 p.m. till 7 p.m. Hinny at 49 baht, Jameson’s whiskey 70 baht. A fun bar, see you there. Drinking St (ACC) Tiffany’s 09 246 2146.

Pattaya’s most popular Power Jam Band, rocking the Moon River Pub & Restaurant, plays nightly except on Mondays. Miss Joy and her band members entertain all foreign and local guests with a wide repertoire from dance music, rock music to evergreens and much more. Enjoy the music while sipping on an exotic cocktail, a draft beer or a glass of wine. Taste the international and Thai menu, or choose one of the Mexican styled dishes and the new snack towers. Try your hand on 3 layers of delicious snacks! Happy hour is daily from 6.30 p.m. until 7.30 p.m. Can you think of a better place to relax and enjoy yourself than at Moon River Pub? Feel free to join the Latin dance lessons every Friday from 6 p.m. onwards where Samantha will show you how to become a professional Salsa dancer. So keep on saying, “Bottoms up at the Moon River Pub!” Located in front of the Thai Garden Resort, North Pattaya Road.


The Association of Filipinos In Thailand - Eastern Region Chapter presents “Latin NightCharity on Saturday July 30, from 7 p.m. at the A-One Cruise Hotel, Soi 2 Pattaya, Beach Road. Don’t miss Thailand’s Latin dancing champion and Philippines Latin dancing competitors. Tickets are 1,000 baht and include an international buffet & wine. For more information & reservations contact Virginia 09 982 0539 or Stella 01 864 2095.

The International Riding School at Horseshoe Point is hosting the 2005 FEI World Jumping Challenge on Friday, August 5 to Sunday August 7. The opening ceremony is on August 5 from 4.30 p.m. with show jumping classes to follow. The competition continues on August 6 at 8 a.m. with dressage classes, and at 1 p.m., the show jumping carries on throughout the afternoon and all day on Sunday August 7. Everyone is welcome to watch.


Good news for all Door 2 Door users. Due to popular demand Door 2 Door is now dropping the minimum order from 250 baht to 150 baht, so not only can you order your 3 course ala carte meal for your evenings, but now enjoy a soup & sandwich for brunch. For more information about the Door 2 Door Service or to receive a free copy of the menu please call 038 720 222 or visit them on

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