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Vol. XIV No. 16
Friday April 21 - April 27, 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.


St George’s Day. English National Day: Calling all expat English and dragon slayers. A special service in honour of St. George to be held at the Patronla Festival of the St. George’s community at the chapel in the Redemptorist Center, Sukhumvit Road almost opposite Index Furniture (not St. Nikolas’) The service is at 3 p.m. Sunday 23rd April and lasts approximately 1 hour. A chance to meet and mark our National Day with other expats.

The Embassy of Switzerland in Bangkok has introduced a new visa appointment service. As of April 3, 2006 you can make an appointment by calling: 1900 222 340 (9 baht/minute). This service will be tested until April 21. Starting from April 23, visa clients will only be welcomed at Swiss visa desks during their fixed appointments. Appointments in Thai or English language can be arranged at the external phone number 1900 222 340 (9 baht/minute) from Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The ANZAC Day remembrance and community service program will be conducted this year on Monday, April 24 and Tuesday, April 25. This is always a well attended event and hotel accommodation is in short supply. AustCham Thailand has booked rooms at the River Kwai Village Resort for members and friends. The River Kwai Village Resort is only 20 minutes by car from Hellfire Pass. For more details and to book this event on line, please visit: or tel: +66 (0) 2210-0216-8; Visit the AustCham web site regularly:


The Pattaya City Expats Club meets as usual at Henry J. Bean’s Restaurant in the grounds of the Amari Orchid Resort on North Pattaya Beach Road. The meeting starts at 10.30, with a guest speaker and as usual an open forum for the exchange of information and chance to ask about any aspect of life here in this vibrant City. Buffet breakfast is available from 9.30 - 11.00 a.m. Enjoy meeting and sharing with fellow expats in the friendliest of club atmospheres. For the final details of this week’s speaker and more info about midweek activities including boating, debating, writing, meditation, computers, investment and many other informal gatherings visit: You can also sign up on line to receive a regular weekly newsletter.

BCCT HR Committee Dinner sponsored & arranged by Berlitz will be held Thursday April 26, from 6.30 p.m. at Pan Pacific Hotel, Pacific 1-3 Room, 21st Floor, 952 Rama IV Road (next to Robinson Silom, 10 minutes walk from Sala Daeng BTS and Silom MRT). The guest speaker is Pojai Pookakupt, managing director of Hay Group. Admission is free but please book in advance as numbers are limited. Members book on-line at the BCCT website. Non-members should email: [email protected]

BCCT half-day workshop ‘Managing the Challenge of Change’ will be held in close cooperation with Crestcom. Any employees of BCCT member companies may participate in BCCT seminars and workshops, please pass this notice to directors, managers and supervisors in your company. Wednesday April 26, 2006 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Amari Boulevard Hotel, Panorama 3 Room, Sukhumvit Soi 5 (next to Nana BTS station). This workshop will be conducted in Thai language with a maximum of 35 participants.


Amor Restaurant is now offering a Traditional English Afternoon Tea from 5 - 7 p.m. daily. Pot of tea or cup of coffee, cucumber sandwiches, home made scones with fresh cream and strawberry preserves. Mango season has arrived at Amor and they are going all out to tempt you with the following creations: West Indies pork fillet or chicken breasts with rum, fresh mango, banana, raisins and cashew nuts in a light curry sauce, or mango pork fillet or mango chicken breasts with Thai whisky, fresh mango and coconut cream. 330 +. West Indies prawns with rum, fresh mango, banana, raisins and cashew nuts in a light curry sauce 380 +. West Indies salmon with rum, fresh mango, banana, raisins and cashew nuts in a light curry sauce 440 +. Crazy mango sundae 190 +. Fresh mango cheesecake 150 +. Fresh mango or fresh mango and sticky rice 120 +. Drinks: mango daiquiri 180 +. Mango colada 200 +. Mango yoghurt smoothie or mango fruit shake 90 +. Mango milk shake 110 +. Visit http://www.

Art Café Pattaya introduces Menu Gastronomique - Kir Royal appetizer, Japanese pumpkin cream soup, home cured salmon, graved lax’ style accompanied by a dill, mustard sauce 180 baht or Parma ham and cantaloupe, mango sherbet, pan-fried halibut with champagne sauce, basmati rice and green asparagus or roast beef tenderloin ‘au poivre vert’ croquette potatoes and medley of seasonal vegetables, fresh strawberries with champagne and chocolate ice cream - 1,000 baht net for the full menu including - carafe of Italian red or white wine or individual orders per dish. For more information or reservations: 038 367652 or mobile: 01 8326031.

The Peak Restaurant, Dusit Resort, Pattaya: enjoy exquisite Chinese cuisine as talented chef Chi Tak Lai adds a number of mouthwatering dishes to The Peak’s menu in April. At The Bay sample new delicacies: Stir fried sharks fin with abalone, braised goose web with black chicken and Yunan ham, stir fried scallop with lotus root, braised sea cucumber with prawns and crab roe, and deep-fried sweet Chinese jam stuffed with salted egg. Hours: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. & 6:30 - 10 p.m. For reservations, please call 0 3842 5611-7 ext. 2276. Sample the innovation and flair of Italian chef Giuseppe Zanotti this April with superb seafood creations as: Seafood salad with porcini mushroom and pecorino shaving, Fusilli with red basil, beetroot pesto and pan-fried prawns, pan-fried John Dory fillet with saut้ed escarole black olives, anchovies and capers, and white chocolate mousse with kiwi sauce. Hours: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. & 6:30 - 10 p.m. For reservations, please call 0 3842 5611-7 ext. 2270. The Saturday night BBQ Buffet continues to enthrall food lovers! This famous weekend family buffet is an all-out, lavish affair with food that presents a wide assortment of meat and seafood dishes to go on the grill. Thai, Chinese, Italian specialties, carving stations with ham and roast beef, along with other delightful dishes to fully satisfy the heartiest of appetites. Dine in air-conditioned comfort or the refreshing outdoors with the magnificent view of Pattaya Bay. 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Baht 960++ per person and half-price for children 5-12 years old. For reservations, please call 0 3842 5611-7 ext. 2270. New Themes for Cascade Café Buffet Executive Chef Hans Peter Held prepares refreshing new themes for Cascade Caf้’s nightly buffet. Every night, except Saturday, enjoy a wide variety of appetizers, salads, soup, curries, main dishes, desserts and fresh cooking demonstrations showcasing our kitchen’s culinary talent. Travel around the world’s cuisines with a Mediterranean Monday, Thai Tuesday, Mexican Wednesday, Thai Thursday, Asian Friday, and Carving Night Sunday. Baht 700++ per person 6:30 – 10 p.m. For reservations please call 0 3842 5611-7 ext. 2149-50.

Greg’s Pie Shop is offering delicious freshly homemade meat pies available for take away at Greg’s Kitchen opposite Soi 6, Second Road. Tel: 01 2543624.

Beat the heat with refreshing set menus! For the month of April, Indian By Nature is offering three different set menus: Jaipur, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer, all complete with drinks at very tempting prices. For reservations call 038 3646 56 or 018629452.

Jameson’s the Irish Pub has a host of Daily Specials! Don’t miss out on Jameson’s Thursday night special. Enjoy the two kebab mixed grills of beef, onion, pork, green pepper, chicken, tomato, liver, bacon, pineapple, kidney, and mushroom, served with white rice, salad & barbeque sauce. Also the famous British beers, Old Speckled Hen on draught and Newcastle Brown Ale by the bottle. Located at Soi Sukrudee (Soi A.R.), Pattaya, email: [email protected] Website:

Mercure Hotel Pattaya presents P&P all you can eat pasta and pizza at the Cappuccino Terrace every Wednesday night. Contact: 038 425 050.

The Montien Hotel, Pattaya announces their Theme Buffet Evenings 2006: Tuesdays, Verandah Coffee Shop ‘reef & beef’ international BBQ buffet dinner. Adults baht 550++ / children baht 300++. Wednesdays, La Mer Restaurant Mediterranean buffet dinner, Adults baht 500++ / children baht 280++. Friday - Verandah Coffee Shop BBQ & seafood buffet dinner adults baht 550++ / children baht 300++. Saturday - Verandah Coffee Shop international buffet dinner. Adults baht 500.-++ / children baht 280++. Bring your family and friends. Sit back, relax and enjoy from 6-10 p.m. For reservations please call 038-428155 ext 1620, 1621 e-mail; [email protected]

The 10 things Tropical Bert (2nd Road Opp Bangkok Bank) has added recently: Free ADSL Internet, free wireless ADSL connection for the bar and rooms, free Skype to Skype phone, spend 500 Bt on food or drink and phone any U.K., American or Aussie landline free for 5 mins, book in and get 10% discount on food and drink, golf trips every Tuesday with free breakfast and lunch, deep sea fishing every Saturday, great menu and daily specials, S. African super sports channels, free and ample car parking. The 1 thing we forgot was to increase the prices!


Ray’s Place jazz bar at the Mercure Hotel Pattaya has live music and entertainment. 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]

Pattaya’s most popular Power Jam Band rocks the Moon River Pub & Restaurant nightly except Mondays. Happy hour is daily from 6.30 p.m. until 7.30 p.m. Located in front of the Thai Garden Resort, North Pattaya Road.

The new taste of entertainment at The Tide Resort begins with the ‘Club Sea’ the recently opened lobby bar. A perfect hangout with food, drinks, live jazz, and easy listening music open from 7 p.m.- midnight. For more information please call 038 399200


Covent Garden Bar Complex on Walking Street, center of many well known entertainment venues such as Club Boeshe, Catz, X Zone, Babe Watch, Rolling Stone, Rodeo Bar, etc., now starts its Summer Promotion for all lucky draw to win a big boat trip to an island. Contact bars for more detail.

Honeymoon Package at The Tide Resort; a one night getaway with your special someone in a deluxe room, before being spoiled with a free Thai massage package for two at the Samutra Massage and Spa. Baht 4,000/room for Sunday – Thursday check in. For long holidays, Friday or Saturday check in 4,700 baht, and a 60% discount on rooms for a longer stay.

Free Overseas Calls at Art Café Pattaya: In addition to free ADSL Internet access service, patrons can call any other world-wide land line number without time limitations or restrictions. Also on offer are 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. 038 367 652 or 01 832 6031, email: [email protected];

Devarana Spa, Pattaya at Dusit Resort offers a Summer Delight Package through June 30, 2006: Try the chromotherapy bath, aloe facial mask and cooling mint massage. Baht 3,400++ per person (1 hr. 45 mins.) May: Bahama mama cocktail scrub, baht 1,650++ (30 mins.) and baht 2,100++ (50 mins.) For reservation or inquiries, please contact: Devarana Spa, Pattaya at Dusit Resort. Tel: +66 0 3837 1044; email: [email protected] New and Improved Cardiotheatre - Last year, Dusit installed the latest in exercise entertainment which allows you to workout on any of 18 cardiovascular machines while watching one or even all of the six big TV screens in front you! Now, Dusit Resort Sports Club has added two music channels so you can tune in to the radio for motivational exercise music. For further details and membership information, please call 0 3842 5611-7 ext. 2226. Dusit Resort’s Sprinter is an alternative mode of transport from the Dusit Thani to Dusit Resort, Pattaya and vice versa. Dusit Sprinter is a Mercedes Benz deluxe shuttle bus custom-made to accommodate only 11 persons for maximum passenger comfort. Enjoy extra large seats and 5-star services and amenities. One-way baht 500 per person and baht 250 for children under 12 years old. For details and reservations, please call 0 3842 5611-7 ext. 2179, 2180.

Door 2 Door is once again offering a special promotion from the Sportsman Pub & Restaurant, Soi 13, Beach Road, receive a free serving of chicken tenders or spring rolls with all food orders over 1000 baht. 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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