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Announcements

The Queen Victoria Inn is pleased to announce that they now have John Smith’s on tap and Newcastle Brown Ale by the bottle. Drop in for a pint and you can win a four day holiday to the Queen Victoria Inn in Chiang Mai. www. queenvictoriainnsthailand.com

I-TIM, the International Hotel and Tourism Industry Management School, is now accepting applications for the two-year diploma in Hotel and Tourism Management commencing in January 2006. Minimum entry level is M.6 or high school. All nationalities welcome. Each year includes a five month internship with placement available in all tourist destinations including Pattaya. Extended salaried internships available overseas in the second year to selected students. For further information visit www.i-tim.ac.th email: [email protected] or telephone 02 732 0170.

Clubs

The Rotary Club Pattaya Marina (the first French speaking Rotary Club in all Asia) changed the schedule and the venue of its meetings. The weekly meeting is now held on Fridays at 7 p.m. at the Mercure Hotel (Soi 15 between Second Rd and Soi Buakao. Tel 038 425 050. Contact President Pierre-Yves Eraud 09 220 5467 and Secretary Michel Charvolin 038 710 916 (business hours).

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

The Pattaya City Expats Club is pleased to have as its guest speaker on Sunday October 23, at Henry J. Bean’s Restaurant, the author and film maker Bjorn Turmann. Bjorn has chosen to present “From Microsoft executive to Bangkok-based novelist: Bjorn Turmann’s story”. Bjorn Turmann was born and raised in Vancouver and has made Southeast Asia his home for over twelve years. He is a former Microsoft employee turned writer, university lecturer, creative entrepreneur and independent filmmaker who has had his works screened at festivals in Australia and Thailand. Bjorn is a frequent guest speaker at international seminars and tradeshows. Good Daughter is his first novel and he is currently working on his second book to be released in late 2006. Bjorn has made four short films in Thailand including a documentary titled Benevolent Bodysnatchers about the famed rescue group, Poh Teck Tung that screened at the Bangkok Film Festival in 2002. The meeting is open to all and free. A buffet breakfast is available from 9.30 a.m. the meeting will start at 10.30. Henry J. Bean’s is in the grounds of the Amari Orchid Resort on North Pattaya Beach Road. For more information of the activities and meeting of the PCEC go to www. pattayacityexpatsclub.com

The Pattaya Gay Festival will be having a Charity Dinner at Casa Pascal on Monday October 24. This is another occasion to enjoy fine dining and help Dr. Philippe provide life-saving drugs through the HEARTT2000 organization. Tickets 1,200 baht with 300 baht going direct to the charity, available from Ambiance Hotel, Pattayaland Soi 3. Tel: 038 424 099. Everyone welcome.

The Charity Club of Pattaya meets in the Queen Victoria Inn every Sunday from 1 p.m. till 3 p.m. - all welcome. Call Malcolm 09 744 1040 or Christina 09 545 4185 for details.

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 catch 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 @hotmail.com or visit the : www.vfwpost9876.org

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

Jameson’s the Irish Pub has a host of Daily Specials! Don’t miss out on Jameson’s new Wednesday night Curry Special “Irish Chicken Tikka Masala”, served with pilau rice, popadoms, a side dish of potato and cauliflower curry and pickles for B.160. Enjoy the Sirloin Steak Night Thursday Special complete with homemade soup, bread and butter, sirloin steak, served with baked potato, corn on the cob, coleslaw, salad and Jameson’s chocolate mousse. A complete 3-course dinner for 150 baht. Also new to Jameson’s is the famous British beers, Old Speckled Hen on Draught and Newcastle Brown Ale by the bottle. So don’t miss out; drop in to Jameson’s the Irish Pub, Soi Sukrudee (Soi A.R.), Pattaya, email: [email protected] jamesons-pattaya.com Website: www.jamesons-pattaya.com

The Amor Restaurant is now getting reservations for their Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday November 24. home made corn bread, New England clam chowder, roast turkey, sage and onion stuffing, giblet gravy, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, brandied, orange sweet potatoes, fresh vegetables and home made pumpkin pie, tea or coffee. Baht 900 per person +10% service charge. Two sittings 7 p.m. and 9.30 p.m. Reservations recommended Tel: 038 710 680. 244/15 Pattaya Land Soi 3, South Pattaya. E-mail: [email protected] amorrestaurant.com

Don Joe Ristorante Italiano, renowned for its ambiance, now has a bigger terrace, better ocean view, splendorous atmosphere, and brilliant food. Check out the vast selection in this month’s Wine Promotion at one of the best Italian restaurants in town. Now open for lunch! Don Joe, in the heart of Walking Street, call Joe for reservations at 038 710 733.

Hearty dim sum sets for lunch. Not one, not two, not three, but four dim sum sets for lunch at Cascade Café, Dusit Resort Pattaya. The most delectable choices, whether you prefer Empress, Dynasty, Emperor or Marco Polo Set, your order comes with soup and dessert for only 450 baht net / set. Daily 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. For reservations, please call 0 3842 5611-7 ext. 2149-50.

The Montien Hotel, Pattaya is continuing their Theme Buffet Evenings. 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]

Enjoy your Sunday with your family and friends at Restaurant Casa Pascal. Superb Sunday Brunch Buffet! Book your table now. Adults 650++ baht, Children (under 12) 450++ baht. Every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Casa Pascal Restaurant, Pattaya Second Road, in front of the Marriott Resort, tel. 038 723 660. For more information visit: www. restaurant-pattaya.com For reservations: 038 723 660, 01 983 4182 (Kim).

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.

Queen M’s Scandinavian Pub & Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, serving some of the best from the Thai, Scandinavian and international kitchen. Some of their favorites are meatballs, minced beefsteak, pork chops, steaks, codfish, casserole, 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 Naklua Road, Soi 12, just 100 meters up the Soi.

Entertainment

NFL Monday’s at Bob’s BBQ, Sunday’s NFL Football games replayed at 7 p.m. on Monday Night. Plus NFL Tuesday’s, Monday Night NFL Football games replayed at 7 p.m. on Tuesday Night. 1 Free Frozen Margarita for everyone during game. All American beers 120 baht and all other beers 50 baht. Enjoy food specials like: burger and fries for 100 baht. VIP Party Room available upstairs with air and TV. Come watch your favorite teams and enjoy the best BBQ and burgers in Pattaya.

See you at Bob’s BBQ & Grill. For more info call 06 049 6348.

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. There’s no better place to relax and enjoy yourself than at Moon River Pub. So keep on saying, “Bottoms up at the Moon River Pub!” Located in front of the Thai Garden Resort, North Pattaya Road.

Fridays and Saturday evening at the Boat Music Place at the A-One Royal Cruise have become primarily Latin Nights with Latin dance enthusiasts meeting there to enjoy the pleasant ambiance of the facility. The Salsa Amante Latin Dance Studio helps guide people around the floor. With Latin dance increasing in popularity the dance studio is offering to teach salsa, meringue and bachata. Check it out on www.salsaamante.com For anyone who would like to enjoy an evening out with good company, free admission, from 9 p.m. till late.

Events

Indian by Nature is marking the Diwali Festival of Lights with a sumptuous special menu for the whole month of November. On Sunday November 6, a mouth watering set menu for 950+ will be on offer and Indian by Nature will be lit up with ‘Diyas’ and the colorful Indian art of ‘Rangoli’, culminating in a spectacular firework display. Come taste the legendary Indian tradition. Reservations highly recommended. Tel: 038 364 656.

On November 11, the Australian Chamber of Commerce will participate in the Remembrance Day commemoration services at Hellfire Pass. The Chamber will also provide English tuition to Ban Ngiew School and present the school with some equipment. The cost of transport will be shared by participants and the accommodation will be at individual expense. The tariff for rooms in the Royal Wing of the River Kwai Village Hotel is 1,580 baht including breakfast. For more information please contact Martin Kyle by e-mail at execdirector @austchamthailand.com or Tel: 02 210 0216.

Thais and foreigners are welcome to join a three day Mindful Meditation Program held at Koh Mahamongkon, Kanjanaburi Province from October 22 to 25, no tuition cost. Meet at Thonburi Train Station, Bangkok at about 7 a.m. and travel by train from Thonburi Train Station at about 7.30 a.m. on October 22. Travel back by train October 25, arriving at Thonburi Train Station, Bangkok about 6 p.m. This program is taught by Ven. Luang Poh Vimmokkha. Those interested to join the program kindly email to [email protected] or phone 09-2334265 for reservation or more information about the program.

A concert performed by Kamala Sukosol entitled “My Journey” will be held at the Kamolthip Ballroom in the Siam City Hotel, Bangkok on November 24-26. Tickets for adults are 2,500, 2,000, 1,500 and 1,000 baht, and 350 baht for students with I.D. Proceeds will benefit the Thai Red Cross Society’s Breast Cancer Center and this year, the funds raised will go toward the purchasing of much needed medical equipment. For more information please call Khun Suwannee at 02 247 0123 ext. 1928.

Nagas MC Sriracha is holding their 2nd Anniversary Party at the Beretta Bar in Sriracha on Friday October 28 at 7 p.m. Free food and draught beer, otherwise cash bar. Call Martin 09 990 9342 or Bert 01 8214293. Overnight accommodation available at the Sriracha Lodge 038 311647, 038 311609 or the City Hotel 038 322700-28.

The Australian Chamber of Commerce is hosting its Eastern Seaboard Sundowners on Friday October 21 from 6.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya. Cost 300 baht members, 750 baht non-members. Last drinks served at 8.30 p.m.

A new dance club Echoes Dance Club & Terrace Tapas Bar will be opening on October 22 in the Jomtien Complex. A new a place for couples to go and enjoy an evening out. The club will consists of ground floor lounge area and bar plus dancing to blues, soul, reggae, salsa, ska. First floor terrace will have large sit out area with Tapas Bar and BBQ area, plus a sports lounge with snooker and pool tables, darts, table football, 64" TV for live premiership games and other sporting events. All welcome to opening night starting at 8 p.m. with free food, drink promotions and prize draws.

Promotions

The Tide Bakery, a facility outlet of the Resort Hotel, will present a new special promotion for Christmas and New Year cakes. By ordering your cakes before December 15, you will receive a 10% discount on any type of cake. If you order ten (2 pound) cakes, you will get one free with free delivery (within 50km of the resort) and you can choose your pickup or delivery day. For more information or to order, please call the Food and Beverage Department 038 399 200.

Free Oversea Calls at Art Café Pattaya: In addition to free ADSL Internet access service, patrons can now also take advantage of the free overseas call desk service at the Art Café bar lounge. Any call to another world-wide land line number can be made by patrons without time limitations or restrictions. For further information please contact or come to the Art Café Pattaya, 285/3, Moo 5, Soi 16 Pattaya Naklua Road, Pattaya, Chonburi 20150, Tel. 0 3836-7652 or 0 1832-6031, email: [email protected]; www.artcafe-thailand.com

Door 2 Door is once again offering a special promotion from The Sportsman Pub & Restaurant, Soi 13, Beach Road: receive a free voucher for 1 Free All Day English Breakfast at The Sportsman Pub & Restaurant with all food orders over 1000 baht. 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

Lloydie’s Bar in Soi L.K. Metro (Soi Buakao) is now hosting a Happy Hour everyday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. - all beers now 40bt. UBC, big screen, pool table and friendly atmosphere. Come and enjoy.