The Pattaya International Tattoo Festival will be held from Aug. 24-25 at the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya. The event offers tourists and tattoo lovers alike a chance to view an extensive range of body art and even get their own. Also on offer will be information on health, the history of tattoos, tattoo trends, cleanliness, and equipment. In addition there will be a children’s drawing contest and art contests. The final day will see awards presented for outstanding body art in several categories.
Dusit Thani Pattaya is hosting the Pattaya Bartender Competition on Wednesday, August 28. The contest will feature the classic cocktails and “flair” mixing competition, and a “Ms. Bartender” contest for women. Other events cover “Roman high tea,” ice carving, wedding dinner table setup, wedding bouquet flower decoration, wedding cakes, and wedding cocktail/canapé fruit carving. Top prizes total up to 20,000 baht.
TFI’s first charity event will be an 80’s music night held at the Access Inn on Pattaya third road on Saturday 31st August from 7:30 p.m. This will be a night of fun and a chance to rewind to the sounds of the Eighties. Free flow drinks (while) stocks last will include San Miguel Light and Heineken bottled beers, a selection of cider, red & white wine, plus soft drinks and all included in the entry fee of only 400 baht. DJ Brooksy from Pattaya 105fm will be playing classic tunes from the 80’s. The party starts at 7:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. and all of the door money will go to charity.
A charity motorcycle ride will take place on Sunday, September 29 starting at 2 p.m. from Ducati Pattaya on Pattaya Third Road and ending at the Camillian Social Center in Rayong. The purpose of the ride is to raise awareness amongst the motorcycling community of HIV/AIDS and most importantly to bring a smile to the face of a child who has been battling this disease all their lives. Once at the Center, volunteers will be asked to provide a short ride on their motorcycle for a few children, up the side soi at the Center (Soi Kiri) no more than a few hundred meters each way. Also a chocolate bar or ice-cream (ice-cream available on site) raises a smile as well. Naturally as this Center runs entirely on donations from benevolent supporters anything else you can contribute will be very welcome. While at the Center there will cold soft drinks provided for the riders. All make and models of motorcycle are very welcome to join on the day. For more information, go to www.hiv-aids-kids.org/
August seafood BBQ buffet at A-One Royal Cruise Hotel.
Show your appreciation to please your mother with many special deals for food and drink at the A-One Royal Cruise Hotel Pattaya throughout the month of August. All regular meals offer a 20% discount; Asian buffet lunch is now only THB 280 net/person, international buffet dinner is only THB 296 net/person and seafood BBQ buffet is only THB 640 net/person. 20% discount for a la carte food and beverage at all outlets in the hotel. The A-One Royal Cruise Hotel is located on Pattaya Beach Road between Soi 2 and Soi 3. For more information please call 038 259 555 Ext 4232.
Traditional English draught scrumpy cider now available in two strengths at Tropical Bert’s on 2nd Road next to Soi 6/1. Weston’s Bounds at 4.8% and Weston’s Traditional at 6% both on sale at the promotional price of 150 baht per pint or 80 per half. Why not try the pork and cider night every Wednesday for an even better deal? Coming soon Brains smooth bitter and Brains stout, and with a Brains quiz night every Thursday you could even get to try them free (if you win of course)! Tropical Bert’s offers cold beer and a warm atmosphere and is the home of the Royal British Legion Thailand. For more information, call 089 807 2335.
This month The Bay Italian restaurant presents ‘Pizza Galore with Beer’ offering 5 choices of pizza toppings and free-flow beer from 2-6 p.m., with guests allowed to dine for a maximum of two hours. Price per person is THB 599++ (until 31 August 2013). The Bay is located at the Dusit Thani Pattaya Resort, next to the Dolphin Roundabout in North Pattaya. Opening hours are Monday to Sunday - 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. For more information and reservations, please call 038 425 611-7 ext. 2270.
“Seven Days, Seven Themes” available at Edge restaurant.
The open kitchen concept at Edge restaurant, Hilton Hotel Pattaya, creates an interactive dining experience combined with natural light and breathtaking views. Monday’s “Post weekend BBQ” features freshly grilled sausages, Korean style pork cuts and chorizo burritos while Tuesday’s “Mediterranean Fare” includes Middle Eastern dips and salads, pizza and pasta. On Wednesday, Edge presents “Burgers, Salads and Gourmet Sandwiches” where guests can create their perfect burger, toss a fresh salad or grab a gourmet sandwich. The tastes of Southeast Asia, India, China and Japan come together for Thursday’s “Extended Asia” followed by Friday’s “Seafood Pattaya” where the crystal waters offer up fresh local prawns, crabs and lobsters served on ice or grilled. Saturday’s “Classics & Confectionaries” presents timeless favorites such as Greek salad, oven-baked whole salmon, green curry and bouillabaisse and margherita pizza. In addition, guests will be able to indulge in traditional Thai desserts with a modern twist. Every Sunday, the chefs pull out all the stops and offer the hotel’s famous “Sunday Brunch” that brings together a wide selection from around the globe. Bookings are absolutely essential for this very popular event. Monday to Thursday @ THB 420 net; Friday and Saturday @ THB 480 net, Sunday Brunch @ THB 1200 net; Wine Buffet @ THB 800 net. “Seven Days, Seven Themes” is available from Mondays to Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. and from 12 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. on Sundays. Edge restaurant is located on the 14th floor of the Hilton Hotel Pattaya. For bookings, please dial +66 (0)38 253 000.
Afternoon tea at Drift.
Eat to the New Beat at Starz Diner located at the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya between 2nd Road and Beach Road, Central Pattaya: A selection of Pan Asian and continental flavors, from the griddle, BBQ char-grill, pan, fryer, steamer, wok, and tandoori oven, as well as some really delicious desserts. Sat: THB 850++, Sun-Fri: THB 750++ food only. Sat: THB 1,080++, Sun-Fri: THB 980++ including free flow drinks. Children under 11 years of age eat for free. Show time for live music is from 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. For more information call 038 428 755-9 or go to http://pattaya.hardrockhotels.net.
The Peak restaurant offers a whole Peking Duck lunch menu at only THB 1,499++ (valid until 31 August 2013). The Peak Chinese Restaurant is located on the 8th floor of Dusit Thani Pattaya next to the Dolphin Roundabout in North Pattaya. Open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. For reservations and more information please call 038 425 611 to 7, ext. 2276.
Manhattans Restaurant & Bar: Open Monday to Saturday for dinner with fine dining in a great atmosphere. Offering Pattaya’s best steaks, seafood and an exciting a la carte menu. Set 3-course gourmet menu at THB 995- excl. VAT. Resident pianist in the restaurant every night. Call 038 259 790 for reservations and more information.
Poo Bu Maa Thod Kratiam at Flare.
New and only at Moon River Pub! The After Work Club from 7 p.m. to midnight offers guests a Western or Thai evening menu. Groups of 30 people may choose from the European and Thai all you can eat buffet (booking 1 day in advance). The all you can drink (wine, beer, juice, soft drinks, whiskey, tequila, etc.) counts for both offers. Price per person: 1,200 baht per person Sunday to Thursday or 1,500 baht per person Friday & Saturday. The Moon River Pub is located in front of the Thai Garden Resort, North Pattaya Road.
Grilled chicken breast with BBQ sauce at Cascade.
The Cascade Restaurant features globally-inspired cuisine in its special theme buffets and new a la carte menu. With a full salad and dessert buffet station, diners can select their main course on the menu featuring Thai and western dishes such as fried seafood with chicken, garlic and hot basil leaf served with steamed jasmine rice; grilled chicken breast with barbecue sauce and many more. Price is THB 299++ per person until 31 August 2013. The Cascade is located near the Main Lobby of Dusit Thani Pattaya. Open daily from 6 a.m. - 1 a.m. For reservations call 038 425 611-7 ext. 2153.
Chill out to the DJ’s beats as you sip on signature cocktails at the Horizon lounge and take in stunning views of Pattaya Bay. Located on the 34th floor rooftop of the Hilton Hotel Pattaya, Horizon lets you party with friends and sample the delicious cuisine in one of the three flexible private dining rooms. Bar opens from 5:00pm until 1:00am - restaurant from 6:00pm until 11:30pm. Guests can indulge in style with a twist or simply relax in the most chilling Infinity Bar and enjoy the gentle sea breeze and romance sunset in a comfortable and relaxed entertainment venue. The new ‘Sunset Session’ promotion offers guests an array of signature cocktails and “best sellers”, including Yello, Sea Breeze, Mojito, Cosmopolitan, Bloody Mary, Singapore Sling and beers on a one-for-one basis. The promotion is available daily from 5 pm to 7 pm at Horizon. For more information or reservations please call +66 (0)38 253 000 or email: bkkhp.pattaya. horizon @hilton.com.
Celebrate Sheraton Pattaya Resort’s anniversary at any of their fine restaurants or bars and have a chance to win complimentary night stays at beautiful Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Thailand and Asia. Whether you are enjoying the Saturday seafood buffet in Elements restaurant or contemporary cuisine in Infiniti restaurant or even a few drinks in Latitude Lounge, you still earn a stamp for every THB 1,000 you spend. Collect 5 stamps and turn it in to the hotel and you maybe the lucky winner. Hotels included in the promotion are: Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, W Retreat Koh Samui, Sheraton Pattaya Resort and Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok. The award winner will be announced on facebook.com/sheratonpattayaresort on Tuesday 1st October 2013. For more information, call 038 259 888 or visit www.facebook.com/sheratonpattayaresort.
Dine at Sheraton Pattaya and have the chance to win a fabulous 2 or 3 night stay at a Starwood hotel & resort.
“Beloved Mom” spa retreat packages are now available throughout August 2013 at Spa Cenvaree, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort, Pattaya. Package prices start at Baht 2,595++ for single and Baht 5,000++ for couple. For more information or reservations, please contact (038) 301 234 ext. 4333 or email: spacenvareecmbr @chr.co.th.
Celebrate Mother’s Day this year at Havana Bar and Terrazzo with Italian menus including signature pizzas, pastas and a variety of cuisines in the most relaxing ambience. From 1st - 31st August all mothers receive a free pizza when accompanied by four or more family members per table who spend a minimum of THB 500 per table per bill. For more information call 038 725 555 or visit www.facebook.com/HavanaBar.Pattaya.
Latino Groove dance nights take place every month at Havana Bar, Holiday Inn on Beach Road, North Pattaya. Admission is free of charge and all are welcome. For more information, call 038 725 555 or go to www.facebook.com/HavanaBar.Pattaya.
Snooker legends Ken Doherty & Jimmy White will play a series of exhibition pool matches in Pattaya, starting at the Kilkenny Bar on Soi LK Metro on Sunday 8th September. The following evening, Monday the 9th, Ken and Jimmy will be playing at the Sportsman’s Pub on Beach Road Soi 13. Both events start at 8 p.m. For a small fee you can play a match against the snooker stars and also make a donation to the Father Ray Foundation.
Local theatrical troupe Pattaya Players present Broadway Under The Stars - their premiere all-singing, show-stopping event on Saturday, September 21, at 7:00 p.m. A multitude of local performers will present an elegant, cabaret-style program of musical theater standards and contemporary favorites straight from the Great White Way! Tickets are 1,600 baht inclusive of the show, a Kir Royal welcome drink, an exquisite gourmet buffet dinner and a limited-edition exclusive goody bag! In addition, there will be a rather extensive Lucky Draw Raffle featuring a wide range of exclusive items, services and gift vouchers donated from various area businesses. This swanky affair will take place poolside, under the stars at the beautiful Baan Souy Resort in Jomtien. Tickets are available now and can be purchased with a credit card from their online box office at www.thelittleboxoffice.co/pattayaplayers/ or with cash, in person at Baan Souy Resort located at Soi 15, Thappraya Road.
Come and enjoy live music at the Jazz Pit Pub from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. every day (except Tuesdays & Wednesdays). Listen to great music by Thomas Reimer, one of the most famous European Jazz guitar players. If you play an instrument, you are welcome to come along and join in the jam sessions every Monday evening. Jazz trio every Friday at 7-11 p.m., with Thomas Reimer (guitar), Andy Goodson (bass), and Peter Couling (drums). The Jazz Pit is located on Soi 5 off Pattaya Beach and 2nd Road. Tel: 038 428 374.
Yoga classes now available every Tuesday and Thursday at the Tea Tree Spa, 5th floor of the Holiday Inn Pattaya. Experience the calmness and serenity of Pattaya Bay at sunset time while having a 1 hour yoga class with natural sea breezes and relaxing music. Limited space available, please call 038 725 555 ext. 3902 for more information and reservation.
Clubs and Associations
The next Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) meeting will be on Sunday, August 25. Everyone is warmly welcome. The speaker will be Geoff “Tank” Todd, the owner and Director of Training of the Todd Group in New Zealand; the oldest private contract training provider of European military armed and unarmed combat globally. He will talk about self defense tactics and strategies for both men and women. The Club meets every Sunday morning at the Tavern by the Sea restaurant located on the north end of Beach Road (part of the Amari Orchid Resort). The program starts as usual at 10:30 a.m. with a buffet breakfast available from 9 to 11 a.m.
The Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) organizes regular lunches and coffee mornings on the first and third Tuesday of every month. There is also a newcomer’s coffee meeting at Casa Pascal on Second Road on the last Monday of every month. No reservation necessary and the coffee begins at 10:30. For more information email infopilc@gmail. com, or go to the website at www.pilc-pattaya.com.
Al-Anon/Al-Ateen Family Group: Is an alcoholic or addict adversely affecting your life? Maybe we can help. Meetings are held Sunday, 12:30 p.m. at the Highlander Restaurant, Soi 9 (Soi Skaw Beach, Pattaya 2d Road), and at 10:30 a.m. at Jomtien Plaza Condotel, 4th Floor. For more information, call John on 089 933 7227 or Katie 087 131 6072.
The Scandinavian Expat Club Pattaya meets every second Sunday from Jan 8th 2012 at the Green Tree Restaurant on Pattaya Beach Road Soi 1 from 1 p.m. onwards. Everyone welcome.
The Pattaya Irish Society meets every Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Moonrakers in Pong. Call John on 086 112 0988 for details.
Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya welcomes you to their Wednesday meetings in the Rotary room, Royal Cliff Grand Hotel: Time 18.30 for 19.00. Contact Reidar Andersen (Membership) 086 842 8240.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Pattaya: The Pattaya Group meets Wednesday and Thursday at noon (open); Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 5 p.m. (closed) and Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. (closed) at the Satree Pattana Center, Soi Skaw Beach (2nd Rd): contact Mick on 087 994 6224, Bob 087 939 2463 or Joe 082 715 2082. 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 Bulls & Bears (formerly Highlander) on Soi Skaw Beach. Call 084 564 8479.
For the past 28 years the Samaritans of Thailand have been providing confidential crisis intervention services over the telephone. The English-speaking unit, Samaritans 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. Please call (02) 713-6791 (24hrs a day, 7 days a week).
The Dutch Expats Club meets the last Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. Feel free to see our website for the location address: http://nvtpattaya.org. New members are always welcome.
Overeaters Anonymous meetings in Pattaya/Jomtien - The ‘Up to You’ group meets Wednesdays at 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. There are 3 English speaking meetings in Pattaya near Central Festival and 2 more in Jomtien each week. Also regular Thai speaking meetings at 12 Midday every Sunday and Persian Farsi speaking meetings at 5.30 pm on Thursdays. Please call the Hotline for details.