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Vol. XIII No. 52
Friday December 30 - January 5, 2006

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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.

New Year Happenings

The St. George’s first service of the New Year will be at the usual time of 3 p.m. followed by a chat over a drink and a biscuit in the refectory as we return to our normal practice. Outreach - St. George’s congregation - is primarily a group of English-speaking expats who come together to worship using the “Prayer Book” form of service. At meetings after our services we have discussed ways of making the service known to a wider number of people by posting the time and place and map in the hotels and places where English-speaking expats regularly meet. If you can help us reach out more in any way by telling people or offering to distribute notices and flyers please let us know.

The Soi L.K. Metro Business Owners’ Association is holding a Street Party on New Year’s Eve in the new L-shaped soi between Soi Diana and Soi Buakaow. The party will go through the night with many specials. The main attraction will be the Chang Noi Band who will play sets between 8 p.m. and the early hours of January 1st with D.J. music to fill in. The business owners have been working on a common policy to enhance facilities in the new L-shaped soi and the party will be their first joint major event. Their slogan is “L.K. Soi Metro Where the action is”.

New Year’s Eve Menu at Amor Restaurant December 31 at 8 p.m. Pamper yourself with cold poached salmon, baked ham and roast tenderloin of beef, roast and creamed potatoes, and fresh vegetables, champagne sorbet, profiteroles amor, with fresh strawberries, chocolate sauce and whipped cream, tea or coffee, 1,350 baht per person + 244/15 Pattayaland, Soi 3 S. Pattaya. Reservations recommended call 038 710680 or email: [email protected]

Restaurant Casa Pascal presents a New Year’s Eve gala dinner on December 31 beginning at 6 p.m. for 2,950 baht ++. A perfect way to prepare yourself for the New Year’s Eve Celebration, whether it be frenzied or reflective. Dress Code: Formal. For more information, please contact the Casa Pascal staff at (038) 723-660 or 01-983-4182 or visit

Join the Dusit Resort, Pattaya’s countdown to the New Year under the canopy of stars and fireworks display. Savor a sumptuous Holiday Feast! Former Miss Thailand Chalida Thaochali Thantipipob welcomes the New Year with you with an extravaganza of fun and entertainment. Be dazzled by “The Human Puppet”, dance to the music of their very own diva Nantida Kaewbuasai and win prizes. December 31, 7 p.m. - 1 a.m. Bt 7,000++ for adults & Bt 3,500++ for children 5-12 years old. For reservations, please call +66 (0) 3842 5611-7 ext. 2149-50.

Celebrate New Years Eve in the Paradise Gardens, Montien Hotel, Pattaya, December 31 from 6.30 p.m. - 1 a.m. Be entertained by a sumptuous international buffet dinner and dance the night away to the band. Enjoy the shows and win lucky draw prizes. Adults Bt 4,000 net. Children under 12 years Bt 3,000 net. For tickets and reservations please call 038 428155 ext 1620, 1621 or e-mail: [email protected]

Thai Garden Resort, North Pattaya Road will celebrate New Year’s Eve by the pool. Welcome cocktail, international and Thai buffet, exciting shows, raffle prizes, fireworks display, live music from the Power Jam Band. Adults 3,500 baht net, children 7-12 years 1,100 baht, All non-alcoholic drinks are included. Please make your reservations with Alexandra at 038 370616-8 ext. 6666 or email: [email protected]

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Amari Orchid Resort & Tower Pattaya in spectacular style in a tropical garden on December 31 from 7 p.m. Enjoy a wonderful evening with a magnificent international gala buffet, lots of shows and prizes. Dance with the big band until late and welcome in the New Year with a grand fireworks display. 4,950 baht++ per person. For additional information please contact: Michael Goetz and Orapin Musiknavabutr tel. 038 428 161 E-mail: [email protected] or visit the website:

Begin your New Year with the very best at the Siam Bayshore Resort & Spa or the Siam Bayview Hotel, Pattaya with a special offer for two nights’ stay and the Grand Gala Dinner Spectacular for just 9,200 baht net per person in a deluxe room, or 13,950 baht net per person in a luxurious suite. Up to 2 children (age up to 12) years can stay in the parents’ room for free. Special children’s gala dinner price is just 2,000 baht net per child. For additional info and reservations, please visit or call 0 2247-0174.

Siam Bayview Hotel, Pattaya presents a New Years Eve count down December 31, with the Color of Siam party from 6.30 p.m. Join the pool side fun for one of the most beautiful nights of the year with Siam Bayview staff. The opening parade leads guests into the night’s festivities of big band entertainment, lion dance, Thai classical dance, a magic show, fireworks, draw prizes and fantastic food! 5,500 baht net. Contact 038 423871-7, fax: 038 423879 or visit [email protected]


The Pattaya City Expats Club wishes all Pattaya Mail readers a happy and prosperous New Year and offers an open invitation to everyone to attend the meeting on Sunday January 1st. The main speaker will be Jennifer Mackenzie, the noted medium and seer who will offer some helpful guidance as we enter 2006. Meetings take place every Sunday at 10.30 at Henry J. Bean’s in the grounds of the Amari Orchid Resort on North Pattaya Beach Road. Meeting freely open to all, buffet breakfast available from 9.30 a.m. More details of Sunday and mid-week events on www.

Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) E.S. Hamilton Post 9876 officially meets at 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Hogsbreath Saloon, Soi Batman, off Sukhumvit Road about 200 meters north of Pattaya Tai Road. Other Tuesdays interested persons generally meet there to catch up on community news and latest benefit information. Everyone is welcome to participate. Operating hours of the Hogsbreath are 0800 to 1700 daily, closed Sunday. For further information contact the Hogsbreath at 038-423-462, email: vfwpost9876 or visit the website at www. vfwpost


Every Tuesday and Thursday Tapas Night special promotion at Ray’s Place, Mercure Hotel Pattaya. Buy 1 get 1 free with live-music from the Blues Band in the early evening, and later on M’ Night Duo. Every Wednesday is P&P night: All you can eat pasta and pizza for only 360 baht net at the Cappuccino Terrace, Mercure Hotel Pattaya, tel. 038 425 050.

Sang’s Western Food is now open in Ban Chang: western food supplies for bacon, sausages, pies, pastries, cooked meats, etc. In association with Yorkies of Jomtien. Located in Soantakard Village near Pala.

The Bay’s Italian chef transforms the flavorful and amazingly versatile strawberry into lovely Italian food creations at The Bay Restaurant, Dusit Resort Hotel, Pattaya. Enjoy gourmet cooking such as strawberry salad with prawns; strawberry risotto; pork tenderloin with strawberry sauce and mashed zucchini; beef tenderloin with strawberry sauce and spinach cake; and strawberry shortcake mousse with balsamic ice cream. Available all December! 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. & 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. For reservations, please call 0 3842 5611-7 ext. 2270. Enjoy the Thai International buffet dinner and the new a la carte menu at the Cascade Caf้. And on Saturdays the BBQ buffet to really satisfy the heartiest of appetites.

Shellfish-Thierry every evening at the Art Café. Their visiting guest chef from France is introducing some of his favorite dishes including his versions of traditional Marmitte Dieppoise, Bouillabaisse and hearty crabmeat cake. Every Friday and Saturday night there are Greek sirtaki and bouzouki tunes plus original lamb gyros with all the works. Call for more information or reservations at: 038 367652 or mobile: 01 8326031.

The Montien Hotel, Pattaya is continuing their Theme Buffet Evenings. Tuesdays - Verandah Coffee Shop for the Asian buffet dinner 6-10 p.m. On Wednesdays La Mer Restaurant has a Mediterranean buffet dinner 6.30-10 p.m. Friday’s at the Verandah Coffee Shop it’s a BBQ & Seafood buffet dinner 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. On Saturdays the Verandah Coffee Shop lays out an international buffet dinner 6-10 p.m. For reservations please call 038428155 ext 1620-1 or email: Pattaya

There is still one more night (December 30) to enjoy Casa Pascal Restaurant’s current Gourmet Set Menu. Pamper yourself with fresh air-flown French Fine de Claire Oyster No.1. Vacherin Mont d’or Cheese. Fresh Canadian lobster (1/2 piece) salad on beluga caviar dressing. Iranian beluga caviar served with potato blinis and condiments. Fresh Canadian Lobster Casa Pascal with mushrooms, fresh mango gratin with Caf้ de Paris butter. Chef Pascal can also cook your lobster as requested.

Jameson’s the Irish Pub has a host of Daily Specials! Don’t miss out on Jameson’s Wednesday night Curry Special. Enjoy the Sirloin Steak Night Thursday Special. Also new to Jameson’s is the famous British beers, Old Speckled Hen on draught and Newcastle Brown Ale by the bottle. Located: Soi Sukrudee (Soi A.R.), Pattaya, email: [email protected] com Website:


Mercure Hotel Pattaya is glad to announce the opening of its new jazz bar. Ray’s Place has live music and entertainment by Phil, a professional cocktail barman from St Tropez. Happy Hour every day from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 50% discount on all drinks. Mercure Hotel, Pattaya Second Road Soi 15, tel. 038 425 050, email [email protected]


Read-a-Thon - A children’s reading competition will be held celebrating International Children’s Day at the North Star Library. From January 14 to February 25. The competition will be divided into age groups of 2-4, 5-7, 8-12, 13-15 years. Prizes will be honored to those who raise the most money in each age group. To register, stop by the North Star Library to pick up your sponsorship form and ‘start reading’. For location details and open hours see our advertisement under Community Happenings in the Pattaya Mail.


Enjoy a day with friends on a 21 meter Catamaran “Serenity 71” built by Jean Obry of Serenity Shipyard. The Catamaran is available for charter and private cruises. Visit the website for more details at:

Travel in comfort with Dusit Hotels & Resorts’ new shuttle service, the Dusit Sprinter, bringing guests between Bangkok and Hua Hin or Bangkok and Pattaya daily. The Dusit Sprinter leaves Dusit Resort, Pattaya to the Dusit Thani, Bangkok at 10.30 a.m. and returns leaving Bangkok at 2 p.m. Another Sprinter leaves Dusit Resort, Hua Hin at 11.15 a.m. and returns leaving the Dusit Thani at 3 p.m. Contact details: Lalana Santos director-corporate PR & communications Email: [email protected] or visit or www.

The Tide Bakery, a facility outlet of the Tide Resort Hotel, will present a new special promotion for Christmas and New Year cakes. 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. They also offer art reproductions of oil paintings from their talented and dedicated artists. For further information please contact or come to the Art Café Pattaya, 285/3, Moo 5, Soi 16 Pattaya Naklua Road, Pattaya. Tel: 038367652 or 018326031, email: [email protected] com;

Good news, the increasingly popular Door 2 Door food delivery service has introduced 8 new restaurants to its already extensive 2006 menu. A La Turca (Turkish), Alibaba (Indian), Chow Soy (English Chinese), The Continental (breakfast & dinner), Jameson’s (the Irish Pub), La Mole (Italian), Mikes (Mexican) & Subway (perfect sandwiches) are very excited about being involved with such a professional delivery service. To receive your free 2006 Door 2 Door Menu, simply call 038 720 222 and a friendly driver will deliver a copy to you.

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