Community Happenings – Friday April 21, 2017 – April 27, 2017

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Events

The next meeting of the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) will be held on Sunday, April 23. The speaker will be Andy Barraclough, Chairman of the Chonburi Branch of the Royal British Legion. His topic will be on the history and activities of the Royal British Legion. The program starts at 10:30 am with a buffet breakfast available from 9:00 to 11:00am on the 4th floor of the Holiday Inn Executive Tower located behind the Holiday Inn’s Bay Tower on Beach Road.

A Joint Chambers Eastern Seaboard networking evening will be held at the Movenpick Hotel in Pattaya on Friday, April 28 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. (last drinks at 8.30 p.m.). Entrance cost of THB 400 for members and guests of participating chambers and THB 800 for non-members includes free-flow drinks and finger food. For more information visit website: www.bccthai.com.

The Amazing Pattaya Seafood Festival 2017 will take place along Beach Road from May 5-7. More than 200 street-stalls and food trucks will be in attendance to serve up an abundance of seafood fare to suit all tastes, accompanied by music and entertainment from some of Thailand’s biggest artists and stars. For more information, check out webpage: www.facebook.com/amazingpattayaseafoodfestival.

The annual Pattaya Rugby Festival will be held at Horseshoe Point in East Pattaya from April 29-30. Five overseas teams will compete against the best that Thai amateur rugby has to offer at 10’s style rugby in a round-robin format. There will be lots of diversions to keep the little ones happy while the adults can enjoy some great rugby, good food and cold beer. For more information and directions to the venue, check website: www.pattayapanthers.com.

The Pattaya Mountain Bike Challenge 2017 will be held on Sunday, April 30 on Pratamnak Hill from 07:00 am – 12:00 pm. Race distance is 4km and everyone is welcome to come and take part (several categories by age and gender). Entry fee: 350 baht and free for children not older than 15 years old. For more information, contact 081-3155773, 086-1460146, and 081-8540537.

A stamp market is held every Sunday from 10.00 a.m. till 3.00 p.m.at Rahnpintang Moe Kata Restaurant, Panji Place, on Soi Ponphraphanimit 7 (200m from the Bangkok Highway underpass). Here can you exchange stamps from the whole world. Call 089 091 3418 for more information and directions.

PILC Luncheons and Coffee Mornings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. 10:00 am for coffee mornings and 11:00 am for lunch. All welcome, members and guests! To make a reservation for the coffees, email: [email protected], and for lunches to [email protected].

 

Dining

Super saver deal & moonlight dining at AVANI Hotels & Resorts Pattaya: Garden Café invites you to an international & BBQ seafood buffet from 8:00pm – 10:00pm priced at THB 650 net including one free soft drink. Sala Rim Nam authentic Thai restaurant meanwhile offers a ‘moonlight dining’ promotion from 8:00pm – 10:00pm. Any customer who comes during these hours will receive a 20% discount off their bill. For more information and reservations, call 038 412 120 or Email to: [email protected].

The Thai Garden Resort offers nightly dining presentations with different themed “all you can eat” buffets at the resort poolside: Monday – pizza & pasta buffet; Tuesday – BBQ buffet; Wednesday – multi-cuisine buffet; Thursday – German buffet with roasted pig; Friday – Thai buffet; Saturday – international buffet; Sunday – steak & skewers buffet. The buffet starts from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. All this for just 399 baht net per adult, 199 baht net for children under 12 and free for children under 4. What you see is what you pay, no additional service charges or VAT. For reservations call 038 370 614 or make your booking at www.thaigarden.com under “buffet reservation”. Thai Garden Resort is located on North Pattaya Road, 200 meters from the Dolphin roundabout and 200 meters before Tesco Lotus.

Nisha Pub & Restaurant is a poolside restaurant in Pattaya offering an elegant and relaxing atmosphere for dining, whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner. The venue is also unique for private events, meetings, parties, corporate events, birthday parties, award ceremonies or wedding receptions. The venue can cater for up to 500 people. The menu has a large selection of international, Thai and Indian cuisines. You won’t be disappointed with the food, and the prices are exceptionally reasonable. The big screen TV makes sports viewing very easy and stay for the live music. Nisha is located off Third Road, past the Pattaya Golf Driving range and the Pattaya Sports Club. Opening hours 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. (swimming pool closes at 6 p.m. and kitchen at 2 a.m.), secure street side parking outside. For reservations, corporate and group enquiries contact by email: [email protected] or call at 097 187 9454.

The Bay Grill & Buffet at Dusit Thani Pattaya: Dine with a sea view and enjoy seafood and meat barbecue accompanied by Thai and international items from soup, appetizers and main courses to dessert for only THB 900++ per person. Free flowing beverage for additional THB 599++ per person. The Bay is open daily from 18:30 – 22:00. Call 038 425 611-7 ext. 2149 0r 2150 for more information and reservations.

Food from the 4 Thai regions available at Oasis restaurant throughout April: From the North comes kaw soi tok, a traditional Chiang Mai dish in which braised beef is served with egg noodles, cashew nut, fried shallot and Thai herbs in a creamy coconut yellow curry sauce. Price: THB 280++. Moving to the Northeast, there is sao noi pa pang, a favourite amongst the people of Isaan, who marinate a mixture of eryngii, shitake and straw mushrooms and then steam them with bamboo shoots. Price: THB 250++. From down South, there is ma mhun. Originating from Hat Yai, with strong influences from Malaysia just across the border, this dish combines the rich flavours of braised duck with a spicy rendang style curry sauce. Price: THB 280++. Moving to Central region, jao aoun len sen is one of the most popular of Bangkok’s street foods, made from marinated pork fried with lemongrass and topped off with kaffir lime leaves. Price: THB 250++. Oasis restaurant is located at the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya and is open from 06.00 to 23.00 hrs. For reservations call 038-714981.

Jameson’s Pub weekly 3-course special menu 395 baht (net): Available Mon-Sat from midday to midnight. Starters include green pea & ham with hot bread, prawn cocktail, or poached egg on black pudding. Main course options include beef wellington served with broccoli, buttered carrots and sautéed potatoes, or salmon steak with backed potato and garden peas, or Jameson’s lamb stew served in a large earthenware dish, or fajitas with your choice of vegetable, chicken or beef. This week’s dessert is apple crumble with custard or Irish coffee. Fabulous roast dinners with all the trimmings also available every Sunday, priced from 340 baht – 400 baht. Jameson’s is located on Soi Sukrudee (Soi A.R.) in Central Pattaya. Call 038 361 874 for more information or visit website: www.jamesons-pattaya.com.

Big Fish restaurant at [email protected] Design Hotel Pattaya presents a ‘Business Lunch Set’ with a 3-course menu from which to choose your own favorites: Thai set (marinated Thai chicken satay with peanut sauce, chicken yellow curry with onion, potatoes, roti and jasmine rice and mango sticky rice with coconut milk), Western set (crab with smoked salmon salad with basil lime chili sauce, Cumbo’s crawfish etouffee with chili, tomatoes and steamed rice and mango Panna cotta) or Fusion set (creamy pumpkin soup with grilled marinate prawn, grilled beef outside steak with potato wedges and gravy kaffir lime sauce and lemon crème brûlée with vanilla ice cream). Served every day from 11.30 am – 2.30 pm at Big Fish restaurant on the 6th floor of the hotel. Price: THB 350 net/person. For more information or reservations, call 06-3903- 9754 or [email protected]

7 Days 7 Themes Buffet by the Bay at Edge, Hilton Pattaya: An international buffet served with magnificent views of Pattaya bay. Lunch buffet: Monday Tex Mex and more at THB 580 net per guest; Tuesday Mediterranean Flavours at THB 580 net per guest; Wednesday Burgers, Sandwiches & Salads at THB 580 net per guest; Thursday Across Asia at THB 580 net per guest; Friday Pattaya Seafood at THB 650 net per guest; Saturday Weekend BBQ at THB 650 net per guest; Sunday Brunch at THB 1,500 net per guest. Dinner buffet: Sunday – Thursday International Dinner Buffet at THB 1,050 net per guest; Friday Seafood Extravaganza at THB 1,300 net per guest; Saturday Meat Lovers at THB 1,300 net per guest. Edge restaurant is located on level 14 of Hilton Pattaya, open from 12noon – 2.30pm for lunch buffet, 12noon – 3pm for Sunday Brunch and 6pm – 10.30pm for dinner buffet. For more information or reservations, call 038 253 000 or email to [email protected].

Relax with a ‘Charity Teddy Bear’ afternoon tea set at Drift, Hilton Pattaya. The tea set includes a variety of bakery products and cakes with a choice of your favorite coffee or tea served with a cute Teddy Bear in a raincoat. The sales of this bear will go directly to ‘Habitat for Humanity’ to build houses for homeless families. The Charity Bear afternoon tea set is available at THB 1,200 net per set at Drift, level 16 of the hotel from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. daily. The individual bear is also available at THB 599 per piece. For more information, call 038 253 000 or email: [email protected].

Spa Promotions/ Wedding Services

AVANI Spa offers unique, hand-picked treatments such as the signature touch oil massage which focuses on the shoulders, upper arms and upper body sides to release muscle tightness, and signature facials that create natural youthfulness, deep purity and intense hydration. For quick treats and salon services, tasters, massage therapies, plus manicure and pedicures, call 038 412 120 or visit www.avanihotels.com/pattaya.

Two hours of rose-scented bliss await couples at Spa Cenvaree, in Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, with the Rose-Infused Ritual for Couples, a spa journey conducted in the privacy of a spa suite for two. Priced at THB 2,999++ per person (a saving of 30 percent on the price for singles), the session includes a free rose water face mist and rose body lotion gift package to take home. For reservations call 038-301234 Ext 4333 or send email to: [email protected], website: www.spacenvaree.com.

 

Entertainment

Hard Rock Pattaya together with Boss Studio Dance are calling talented dancers from all corners of the Kingdom to compete in Dance‘17 Hard Rock Pattaya on 6 May 2017. For the sixth year running, the challenge is on for boys and girls of any age and nationality to compete either solo or in team. There are 4 dance categories: Popping dance, 1 on 1 (solo battle); Freestyle dance, 2 on 2 (duo battle); B-Boy 5 on 5 Battle; and Team performance dance, (team battle) of 2-8 persons. Applications are open until 2 May 2017. No entrance fee! For more information, call 038 428 755 or email to [email protected], visit http://pattaya.hardrockhotels.net.

Enjoy great music from Thomas Reimer, one of the most famous European Jazz guitarists, playing live every evening (except Thursday) from 6.00 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Sugar Hut restaurant on Thappraya Road, call 038 364 186 for details.

Community Services

The North Star Library on Sukhumvit Road, north Pattaya holds regular Thai language classes Mon – Fri from 10.30 till 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. till 2.30 p.m. Cost of admission is 100 baht per session for library members and 200 baht for non-members. Private lessons are also available for 200 baht per hour. In addition, the library also holds Yoga training every Tuesday from 1 – 2 p.m. at the Father Ray Foundation. Cost is 1200 baht for 6 sessions (first session free). For more information, call 081 575 4854 or email [email protected]

Groups & Associations

Post 12146 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America meets the second Thursday of each month at 18:00 on the second floor of the Camel Pub in Ban Chang. If you’re are interested, please contact Dan Morgan Membership Chairman at [email protected] or visit website: www.banchangvfwpost12146.org.

The Royal British Legion Thailand meets the last Saturday of every month from 2 p.m. at the Tropical Bar on Soi Khao Noi (Watboonsampan near the Temple entrance) in East Pattaya. You do not need to have served in the Armed Forces to become a member and can join in the many social events arranged throughout the year. The Legion’s primary aim is the care and welfare of those who have served and/or their dependents. For general enquiries send email to [email protected], www.rblthailand.org.

Al-Anon Family Group. For more info, call the Helpline 092 674 4109 or John 089 933 7227.

Alcoholics Anonymous: The Pattaya Group meets Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. All meetings are closed (alcoholics only) and are held at Soi Skaw Beach (off Pattaya 2nd Rd). Contact Carl 08-456-31-671. The Good Morning Pattaya Group meets 9 a.m. every morning. All meetings are ‘open’: contact 084 564 8479. The Jomtien Group meets every day at noon at Jomtien Long Stay Hotel: contact: Warren on 086 158 9688, Andy 080 570 1404 or Henk 086 070 6684, Thai contact: Somchai 081 445 3302. The Scandinavian Group meets on Tuesdays and Fridays 6 p.m. at the Norwegian Seaman’s Church, Thappraya Road Soi 7: contact Hans 085 135 7755 or Rune (Rayong) 089 754 9515. 10.30 a.m. meetings every day at Satree Pattana Centre on Soi Skaw Beach off Second Road. Call 084 564 8479.

The Samaritans of Thailand English Help Line operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide support to the expatriate community. English-speaking staff, trained in crisis intervention will provide active, non-judgmental and empathetic listening services on the phone. All calls will be handled on an anonymous basis and are free of charge. (02) 713-6791.

Overeaters Anonymous – The ‘Up to You’ group meets Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the housing area just behind Pan Pan Restaurant in Jomtien on Thappraya Road. Call Steve at 038-364-207(h) or 089-250-1359 (cell) for directions or more information.

Narcotics Anonymous – Hotline: 082 811 2686. 3 English speaking meetings in Pattaya near Central Festival and 2 in Jomtien each week. Also regular Thai speaking meetings at 12 noon every Sunday, and Persian Farsi speaking meetings at 5.30 pm on Thursdays. Please call the Hotline for details.