Community Happenings – Friday December 23 – December 29, 2011

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Announcements

Since Christmas Day falls on a Sunday this year, the Christmas Service at the St. George’s Anglican/Episcopal Congregation has been changed to 11 a.m.  Services are held in the Sunday School room of the Pattaya Church which may be entered from 3rd Road Soi 1 or North Pattaya Road Soi 5.  All welcome to join the celebration!  For further information please call Father Theo on 087 1331601.

Clubs and Associations

The next meeting of Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) will be on Sunday, December 25.  Everyone is warmly welcome.  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 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

The Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) organizes regular lunches and coffee mornings on the first and third Tuesday of every month.  For more information email [email protected], or go to the website at www.pattaya-pilc.com

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.

The Rotary Club Pattaya Marina meets every Friday at 7.00 p.m. at the Pullman Aisawan, Wongamat Beach, between Soi 16 and 18 in Naklua.  The evening meetings include a sumptuous international buffet.  For more information contact Club President Yves Echement at [email protected] pattayamarina.com

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.

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.

DACH-Club – Meetings of German speaking residents for dining, discussions, films and gemutlichkeit. Pat’s Leckerle, Soi 33 Naklua.  Check website http://www. dach-th.org/location.html

The RLC (Rayong Ladies Circle), which operates mainly in the Ban Chang and Rayong areas, is a friendly and social group of international women.  They hold a monthly coffee morning, amongst many other activities, on each second Tuesday of every month in the home of one of their members.  Everyone most welcome to join!  For more information contact [email protected] or visit www. rayongladiescircle.com

Fred J. Estes Post 9876 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America is a social group in Pattaya that helps American Veterans and their dependants with benefit assistance related to the Veterans Administration, Social Security and service related agencies.  There is no charge for our assistance.  Post meetings are every second Tuesday at 1300 hrs. at the Hogsbreath Saloon at 148 78/79 Sukhumvit Rd. on Soi 46-3 (formerly Soi Batman).  There are informal social gatherings every Tuesday and Wednesday from 11:30 until 14:00.  For more information contact Eric Larsen, Post Commander, tel. 038-423462, email: [email protected] or visit the website at vfwpost9876.org.

Dining

Baadshah, the new Indian Restaurant in town situated on 3rd Road (opp. X-Zyte) invites you to sample the most fascinating and superbly flavored dishes of North India.  They serve a wide range of delicacies from many parts of the country which you can savor at the relaxing indoor or cozy outdoor seating.  For reservations or more information call 038-411690 or email at [email protected]

The professional chef at the Oasis Restaurant has created some delicious menus for December featuring “wagyu eye of rump” imported from Australia.  Specialties include grilled wagyu eye of rump with cream spinach and grain mustard sauce, or Thai style grilled wagyu eye of rump with stir fried pepper corn and spicy Thai herb, plus many more for your selection throughout the month of December.  Oasis Restaurant located at lower main lobby near the water park of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya.  Open daily from 6.00-23.30 hours.  Call to reserve at 038 301 234 ext 4260-61.

Try a taste of coconut at the Sheraton Pattaya Resort.  The all new dessert creations are specially crafted by the Sheraton’s multi award winning culinary team at Elements restaurant.  Choose any from Coconut Creme Brulee; Coconut Biscotti; Coconut Mousse; Coconut Pudding; or The Coconut.  Come to relax, and experience a perfect combination at Sheraton Pattaya Resort and enjoy a special coconut dessert at 250 ++ per dish.  For more information call 038 259888 or email: [email protected]

Throughout December, Chef Adrian W. O’Herlihy at the Cascade Restaurant will take you to new levels of seafood culinary pleasure with his Baltic Turbot creations boasting an exemplary variety that includes Pan-seared Baltic Turbot with Iberian Ham, corn & spring onion potato cake, English pea puree & chive emulsion at THB 1,200; Grilled Baltic Turbot with Orange-Hazelnut Reduction with Gratin Dauphinoise potatoes, Savoy cabbage timbale, crisp parsnip chip at THB 1,200; Crepe Parmentier with Baltic Turbot & Caviar with Lemon-shallot butter sauce, fragrant leaf spinach & tomato concassee at THB 1,500 and Sautéed Baltic Turbot with Spiced Foie Gras, grapefruit confit, fig & beetroot puree & grapefruit emulsion at THB 1,400.  The Cascade is located near the Main Lobby of Dusit Thani Pattaya. Open daily from 6 am – 1 am.  For reservations call (0) 3842 5611-7 ext. 2153.

Linda’s Restaurant can be all things for all people.  Serving a wide selection of Norwegian dishes, there are also abundant European/international dishes, as well as a full line-up of Thai items.  The food is excellent and the portion sizes tending to be on the large side, and the prices reasonable.  The wine list is also inexpensive.  This restaurant is definitely worth visiting.  You will not be disappointed.  Linda’s Restaurant, 315/177-180 Moo 12, opposite the Jomtien Complex, Thappraya Road, Jomtien.  Open seven days from 7 a.m. until late.  Reservations: 038 252 726, 087 813 0115.  Email [email protected]

Froggy’s French Bistro special Sunday lunch: lamb steak gigot, gratin potatoes, ratatouille: 380 baht. Located on Soi Panaid Chiang (Yumem) close to Big C Extra in Central Pattaya.  See http://www.froggyfrench bistro.com for more info or call 086 150 3481.

Mata Hari Restaurant offers a selection of gourmet food just arrived from the North Sea: Dover sole, baby turbot, raw herring, and from Holland the famous Dutch smoked baby eel.  Asian food?  Try Mata Hari’s new special: Nasi Rames: a Dutch Indonesian Colonial favourite which consists of many different delicious dishes on one plate.  Mata Hari Restaurant is located on Thappraya Road in Pattaya. For more information or reservations call 038 259 799, email [email protected] or go to the restaurant website  www.mataharirestaurant.com

The Tavern by the Sea Restaurant introduces the following daily promotions: Monday Curry Night features the tastiest curries, naan bread and salad buffet for just 399 baht net per person. BBQ Grill Buffet every Wednesday at 499 baht net per person.  Weekly carvery on Thursday’s from 18.30 – 22.00 featuring the chef’s mouthwatering selection of carvings and desserts for just 499 baht net per person.  Saturday is Seafood Buffet BBQ night for 650 baht net per person.  Watch all the live sports on the widescreen TV’s and take advantage of the great menu options.  Tavern by the Sea Restaurant is located on the north end of Beach Road (part of the Amari Orchid Resort). For more information call 038 418 419.

Eat to the Beat at Starz Diner located at the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya between 2nd Road and Beach Road, Central Pattaya.  Named for its eclectic collection of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia and show kitchen, Starz Diner is Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya’s all-day dining restaurant located on the ground floor serving up authentic Thai-Chinese, Japanese, Californian and Italian cuisine.  Enjoy free flow drinks and a whole spit roast pig on Saturdays for baht 950++ per person and Sundays baht 750++ per person.  Show time for live music is from 6:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.  For more information call 038 428 755-9 or go to http://pattaya.hardrockhotels.net.

The Beach Club Restaurant of the Pullman Pattaya Aisawan invites you to enjoy the “Trilogy” promotion every Monday night by selecting one delicious meat or fish item from beef, lamb, chicken, snapper or prawn and having them cooked in three styles and served together on one plate.  A vegetarian alternative is also available.  “Trilogy” also comes with a wide variety of starters, salads and desserts.  Take advantage of this new adventurous experience for only 799 baht – or include a bottle of assorted wine at 999 baht net.  On Thursday’s enjoy the diversity of a Japanese buffet starting with salads and assorted sushi and sashimi, spiced up with fiery, nose tingling Wasabi.  Discover Japan’s hot dishes with garlic fried rice, grilled beef rolls with mushroom, steamed tofu with soy sauce and more.  Move on to the timeless taste of Japan with assorted Shabu Shabu, Tempura and Yakisoba.  Later savor an almost endless line of surprising desserts.  Every Thursday for only 799 baht per person.  For more information or reservation, please call 038 411 9408.

Flare restaurant at the Hilton Pattaya Hotel offers a sophisticated, contemporary and truly memorable dining experience in opulent surroundings and with wonderful views.  The Flare restaurant is open from 6.30 p.m. – 11.30 p.m. every day.  Fridays feature roasted aged Australian rib at THB 999 net (Ladies cut) and THB 1,111 net (Gents cut).  Saturdays offer a 4 course set menu with such delicious items as Pacific oysters, Atlantic salmon, Japanese sea scallops and Porterhouse steak.  Cost for 6 guests THB 15,000 net (book 2 days in advance).  Edge restaurant meanwhile is an all day pan Asian dining venue that caters to a variety of tastes in a relaxed atmosphere.  Come and try the amazing 7 days 7 themes lunch menu featuring sushi, tortillas and other rolls on Mondays, Pizza and Pasta on Tuesdays, Sandwiches and Burgers on Wednesdays, Asian noodles on Thursdays, all at 350 baht net per person, and Pattaya seafood on Fridays at 400 baht net per person, served from 12 noon – 2:30 p.m.  Sundays also feature a Sunday Brunch for THB 1,200 net per guest, with a wine menu at 700 baht, from 12 noon – 3:30 p.m.  For more information or reservations, call 038 253 000.

Throughout December, indulge in a specialty menu at the Peak Chinese Restaurant featuring the most talked about monkfish dishes such as grilled monkfish with black pepper sauce & egg noodles with red chilli, yellow & green bell pepper, shallot & button mushrooms at THB 650; steamed monkfish, Cantonese style with black mushroom, spring onion, pickled Chinese cabbage, red chilli & cashew nuts with soya sauce at THB 650; baked monkfish with tofu in a casserole with mixed Chinese herbs, spring onion, coriander root, young ginger & young garlic at THB 680 and stir-fried monkfish, Shanghai style with three colour capsicums, red onion, sweet carrot, button mushrooms & Shanghai sauce at THB 680.  The Peak seats 80 and is located at the Dusit Thani Pattaya Resort, 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.

The Paulanergarten beer garden offers all your favourite German and Thai cuisines accompanied by imported beer from Munich.  The menu boasts a wide range of foods for your dining pleasure including mouth watering desserts and a special selection of fine wines.  Soak up the amazing sunset views from the 3rd floor location of the Royal Garden Plaza Pattaya (Beach Road side) as you dine.  Call 081 866 7547, 082 790 1782 or go to www.paulaner-thailand.com

Afternoon tea at the Montien Hotel, Pattaya features a range of specially selected teas and a variety of open-faced sandwiches, delectable pastries and many more.  Every Saturday & Sunday from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the Bakery Corner.  Price: Baht 400 net/set for 2 persons.  Also don’t forget the Theme Buffet Evenings – Every Wednesday at La Mer Restaurant: Mediterranean Buffet Dinner 6.30 p.m. – 10 p.m.  Adults 850 baht net, Children 550 baht net.  Every Friday at Verandah (Coffee Shop): International & BBQ Seafood Buffet Dinner 6.30 p.m. – 10 p.m.  Adults 995 baht net, Children 550 baht net.  For reservations please call the Montien Hotel, Pattaya 038-428155, 038-361340 ext 1620, 1621, email; [email protected]

In December, The Bay Restaurant’s Chef Adrian W. O’Herlihy invites you to reminisce over the culinary highlights of 2011.  Menu includes Cape Sante con Rucola e Pomodori Secchi with sea scallops with sun-dried tomato-arugula sauce, sautéed fragrant leaf spinach & rosemary roasted potatoes & aged balsamic vinegar at THB 690; Merluzzo Condito con Purè di Pastinaca, Scalogno Confit e Salsa al Vino Rosso with peppered cod fillet with parsnip puree, shallot confit and red wine sauce at THB 550; Coda di Rospo al Forno in Crosta di Prezzemolo con Spinaci e Limone with baked monkfish in a parsley crust with spinach & lemon at THB 730; Tonno Saltata con Ceci e Purea di Melanzane, Vinaigrette di Pomodoro with seared tuna with chickpea-eggplant puree, tomato vinaigrette at THB 560 and Pollo Cacciatore accompanied with braised chicken, Hunter’s Style with cremini mushrooms, fresh rosemary, capers & red wine at THB 450.  Located at the Dusit Thani Pattaya Resort, next to the Dolphin Roundabout in North Pattaya, The Bay also hosts a fabulous BBQ buffet dinner every Saturday evening.  Seating is available for 200 in both interior and terrace settings.  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.

Casa Pascal fine dining restaurant offers a breakfast & lunch buffet every day from 08.00 – 14.00 hrs at 175 Baht + 7% VAT featuring freshly baked breads & croissants, breakfast items, salads, cold delicacies, smoked fish, BBQ grill on terrace, egg station, 8 hot dishes and soups and desserts and coffee & tea and juices.  Dinner is a la carte from 18.00 hrs till late with culinary delights such as goose liver, imported seafood, the best steaks and much more.  A gourmet 6-course set menu is also available.  For reservations please call (038) 723-660 or 081-983-4182.

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.

Jameson’s the Irish Pub has a weekly set menu, served from midday to midnight, 3 courses for 255 baht / 2 courses 230 baht / 1 course 195 baht. Starters include potted ham with thick toast & English mustard or homemade turkey broth or hot prawns in cognac.  The main courses offer spaghetti with your choice of Bolognaise, vegetarian tomato sauce or Carbonara, or pork burger or grilled king mackerel steak (caught by manager Wanchai) served with boiled potato, peas & butter/lemon/chili sauce.  Dessert includes a choice of chocolate brownie cake with cream or strawberry sundae or pineapple crumble with custard.  This menu can be served within 45 minutes if you’re in a hurry.  Tel. (038) 361 874, e-mail: [email protected] .com, www.jamesons-pattaya.com

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

Casa Pascal fine dining restaurant invites you to sample a special Yuletide dining experience on December 24 and 25.  On Christmas Eve a traditional festive menu will be served from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. while on Christmas Day the sitting is from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m.  Price 1,850 baht + VAT per person on both days.  On New Year’s Eve, December 31, there will be a special set menu on offer for 2,990 baht plus VAT.  Also don’t miss out on the fabulous breakfast and lunch options at just 175 baht + VAT.  For more information or reservations call (038) 723-660 or 081-983-4182 or go to www.casa-pasacal.com.

Enjoy a regal poolside Christmas Eve celebration at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort on December 24 from 19.00 – 22.30 hrs featuring Christmas carols, live entertainment and an amazing feast: Price 3,900++ per person.  The resort also invites you to spend Christmas Day lunch on December 25 from 12.00 – 14.30 hrs with a fabulous buffet priced at 1,300++ per person.  For more information and reservations call 038 250 421 Ext 2822 or email [email protected]

If you are looking for a relaxed occasion, why not celebrate your Christmas Eve feast in Edge Restaurant overlooking the beautiful Pattaya Bay.  Featuring a selection of traditional treats from around the globe, as well as the freshest local seafood served up by the stunning show kitchens.  A Christmas themed welcome drink will await you and Santa will drop in with gifts for all.  Evening entertainment will be provided by Kitchen DJ & choral singers to bring everyone into the festive mood.  Menu includes roast turkey with traditional trimmings, freshly flame grilled meats served with cranberries and chestnuts, and seafood mountain: Price THB 3,000 net per adult; THB 1,500 net for children 6–12 years; children under 6 free.  Available on Saturday 24th December on level 14 of the Hilton Hotel, Pattaya from 6 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.  For more information or reservations, call 038 825 3008 or email BKKHP. [email protected]

Enjoy Christmas Eve Dinner with an international buffet and traditional Christmas fare at Café G located on 4th floor, Holiday Inn Pattaya.  Enjoy Christmas carols, magic shows, meet Santa Claus and friends and many more activities that kids will love: THB 950 per person for adults including soft drinks, THB 450 for kids 6-12 and all kids under 6 eat free.  Beverage only THB 599 per person.  An array of traditional Christmas fare also awaits at Café G on Christmas Day from 12 Noon – 2.30 p.m. with live cooking stations and special holiday dessert creations.  Price: THB 780 including soft drinks (adult), THB 375 including soft drinks (Kids 6-12), All kids under 6 years old eat free.  Free flow wine THB 450 per person.  For more information and reservations please call 038 725 555.

Celebrate Christmas Eve at the Thai Garden Resort (North Pattaya Road) from 7 p.m. onwards on the 24th December.  Wine and dine and do good deeds at the same time!  Enjoy a delicious festive dinner buffet at the Lanna Coffee Shop of the Thai Garden Resort for only THB 999 net per person (THB 499 per children from 4-12).  As every year, the resort’s charity project – Toys for Joy – is collecting money and goods for children in need from the Tungklom-Talman School.  Donations are very welcome and will be collected at the Thai Garden Resort.  Some of these kids will perform a Thai dance and sing Christmas songs before Santa visits the hotel grounds on a “very special animal” and delivers presents.  Guests will be also entertained by the strolling Filipino band “Los Requerdos”!  For reservations, please contact Danilo Becker (Hotel Manager) on tel. 038 370 614-8, or email [email protected]

Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet at Elements Restaurant: International Dinner Buffet, presenting lavish world favorite gastronomy including rock lobster tabbouleh, apricot curry sauce, braised lamb shank, cauliflower-rosemarry puree and of course Christmas’s traditional roasted turkey.  Date: Saturday 24th December, 2011, 6.30 p.m. – 10.30 p.m.  Price: THB 2,000 (net) per person or THB 2,600 (net) per person inclusive of free flow wine (20% discount for members of Starwood Privilege & Club Latitude).  On Sunday 25th December enjoy traditional Christmas Day lunch buffet with delectable dishes from all over the world, presented at more than 10 stations!  Santa drops in the gifts for children in the kid’s corner plus entertainment for all in the family.  Time 12 Noon – 3 p.m.  Price THB 2,300 (net) per person.  50% Discount for Children aged 4-11 years old.  The Elements Restaurant is located at the Sheraton Pattaya Resort.  For more information please call 038 259888 or email: pinyaphat.nusila @sheraton.com

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya invites you to join the Mirage Xmas Eve 2011 celebration with ‘3 choices one price’ of THB 1,999++ (THB 2,353 net) per person.  There are 3 restaurants for your selection: 1/ Flames: Grilled BBQ and steak (import beef and lamb from Australia). 2/ Aqua: Italian set dinner created by Chef Alberto Bruni (delicious gourmet imported food celebration). 3/ Oasis: Bonanza Seafood (variety includes sashimi and sushi).  Of course your selection includes the traditional trimming of Christmas including turkey glazed ham etc.  Special deal for kids between 6-12 years. Only THB 999++ (THB 1,176 net).  Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy your Christmas celebration at Centara from 6 p.m. – 10.30 pm.  18.00-22.30 hrs.  For reservations or more information, please call 038-301234 ext 4255, 4257

Gourmandizes at the Montien Hotel Bakery Shop from 6th – 30th December.  The Bakery Shop has a veritable feast of Christmas goodies, including all your favourites, like juicy, succulent Christmas Pudding and the best Christmas cake.  Also don’t forget to call in for the Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet at Verandah Coffee Shop on December 24th from 6.30 p.m. – 10.00 p.m.  Traditional specialties include roast turkey, Christmas Pudding and many more, live music and the Montien Christmas Choir.  Santa will have gifts for the children.  Price 1,850 baht net per adult; 950 baht net per child.  For more information and reservations call 038 428-155, 361-340 ext. 1620, 1621 or Email [email protected] montien.com.

Amari Orchid Pattaya invites you to a Christmas Eve celebration under a starlit sky in the beautiful surroundings of the garden at the resort from 7 p.m. onwards on December 24.  An extravagant buffet will feature all the traditional Christmas favourites and the carol singers, live band, plus Santa with his helpers will get you all into the festive mood.  Price: Adults 2,400 baht net, Children 1,300 baht net.  On December 25, Mantra Restaurant will offer a Christmas Day brunch with all the seasons trimmings, German ham, Christmas Pudding and much more: Price: Adult 1,850 baht net, Children 950 baht net.  For reservations call 038 418 418 or email [email protected]

Celebrate Christmas Eve with your friends and loved ones at The Point, Dusit Thani Pattaya Resort on December 24.  A sumptuous international buffet will be accompanied with dancing, musical shows and fabulous prize giveaways.  Tickets: Baht 4,700++ for adults, Baht 2,350++ for children 5-12 years old.  For information and reservations call 038 425 611-7 Ext. 2149-50.

The Beach Club Restaurant at Pullman Pattaya Aisawan presents a magical Christmas buffet on December 24 for only 1,800 baht net per person including a lovely bottle of wine!  Come indulge in this specially prepared delectable meal and enjoy the beach ambiance with music on Wongamart Beach. Reservations essential, please call 038-411940 -8 or email [email protected]

New Year Celebrations

New Year’s Eve Burlesque Night 2011 at the Sheraton Pattaya Resort:  Say goodbye to the year 2011 at the private beachfront of the resort on Saturday December 31.  An exclusive party will be filled with world-class quality food, drinks and entertainment to ensure a life-time memory for everyone.  Countdown to the year 2012 together on the beach with a grand fireworks display!  The party starts at 6.30 p.m. and lasts until well into the New Year.  Price: THB 10,500 (net) inclusive of tax and service charge.  Special: 50% discount for Children aged 4-11 years old.  For more information call 038 259 888 or email: [email protected]

Countdown to 2012 in chic style with Pullman Pattaya Aisawan’s Golden Eye New Year’s Eve Party on the beach on December 31.  Welcome 2012 on beautiful Wongamart beach surrounded by gourmet food, world class entertainment, glamorous people and fireworks across Pattaya’s skyline!  The party offers an incredible night to remember at 6,500 baht net per person including one bottle of sparkling wine and member or kids discounts available. Please call 038-411-940-8 or contact [email protected] aisawan.com to reserve your place.

On December 31, the Dusit Thani Pattaya resort invites you to ring in the New Year 2012 at their ‘Hollywood Night’ party.  Enjoy an extensive gala buffet, live music, lucky prize draws and so much more.  Location: Napalai Ballroom and The Point: Tickets: 7,900 baht ++ for adults and 3950 baht ++ for children 5-12 years old.  For information and reservations call 038 425 611-7, ext. 2149-50.

Say farewell to 2011 at the Thai Garden Resort (North Pattaya Road) with an international and Thai buffet from 7 pm onwards.  Do not miss this “All you can eat” possibility on the last day of the year with great live music from the “Los Requerdos” at the pool side for only THB 1,111 net per person.  Children from 4-12 years pay THB 555 net and very small guests are welcome free of charge.  All guests are also invited to view an amazing Chinese acrobat show at the poolside.  From 9 p.m. onwards you can enjoy the popular Power Jam Band at the Moon River Pub.  For reservations, contact Danilo Becker (Hotel Manager) on Tel. 038 370 614-8, or email [email protected]

New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner and Count Down at Havana Bar and Terrazzo.  Go on a gastronomical journey around the array of local & international food stations and enjoy the variety of entertainment including a traditional Thai puppet theatre, live violin concerto and an exciting fire dance show.  Live bands perform throughout the evening until after count down.  Date: 31 December 2011 from 7 p.m. onwards.  Price: THB 4,999 net for dinner and free flow drinks, THB 3,500 net for drinks package only, THB 1,599 net for kids 6-12 years old (All kids under 6 years old eat free).  The Havana Bar and Terrazzo is located at the Holiday Inn on Pattaya Beach Road.  For more information and reservations please call 038 725 555.

New Years Eve will see the Seaboard Ballroom at the Hilton Hotel Pattaya transformed into ‘celebration central’ compete with four stages featuring “Jung Jin” flown direct from Seoul and the world famous B Boy Crew.  Dramatic lighting with ice carvings will create a fantastic party mood.  Dining will include international luxury specialties such as Maine lobster, fish roe selection, classic smoked salmon, Asian delights and meat carvery.  The perfect venue with direct access to the private balcony for the ultimate view and of course the dramatic conclusion, Pattaya’s fireworks over the bay:  Price THB 8,500 net per adult including 1 bottle Lombard Champagne per couple.  Available on Saturday, December 31 on level 17 of the Hilton Hotel from 7 p.m. until 2 a.m.  For more information or reservations call 038 253 008 or email BKKHP. [email protected]

The Montien Hotel, Pattaya invites all most welcome guests to the Golden Night New Year Party on December 31 from 6.30 p.m. – 1.00 a.m.  An unlimited international buffet dinner from the best selected cuisines over the world will be complemented by the fantastic band and dancing under the stars.  Also enjoy a variety of shows, games and lucky draw prizes throughout the night:  Price 5,300 baht ++ per adult, 4,000 baht ++per child.  Reserve your table with a bottle of champagne to get a special deal!.  For reservations call 038 428-155, 361-340 ext. 1620, 1621 or email E-mail: [email protected]

Entertainment

Havana Bar & Terrazzo at Holiday Inn Pattaya now with live band entertainment every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8:30 p.m. onwards.  If you are looking for a place to relax and chill out with great easy listening music, Havana Bar & Terrazzo is the place for you.  Delicious pizzas at 50% discount daily from 4-7 p.m. and Happy hour “Buy 1 get 1 free” drinks daily from 7-9 p.m. Find out more at www. facebook.com/HavanaBar. Pattaya or call 038 725 555.

Kids will have the chance to create unique Christmas gifts at Santa’s poolside workshop on Saturday 24th December at the Hilton Hotel Pattaya.  Lots of festive ideas and projects to do while the big kids enjoy tempting snacks and a cool drink at the pool, overlooking the ocean.  Open from 10 a.m. until noon on level 16.  For more information call 038 825 3008.

Free Sahaja Yoga Meditation classes at the North Star Library every Saturday at 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.  Contact John 083 005 3006 or North Star Library 038 716 755, www.thaisahajayoga.com

Come and enjoy the live music at the Jazz Pit Pub from 8 p.m. to midnight 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.  The Jazz Pit is located on Soi 5 off Pattaya Beach and 2nd Road. Tel: 038 428 374.

Liam’s Gallery displays exhibition of work by renowned Thai and international artists.  The gallery is open Tuesday to Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.  For more information please visit www.liamsgallery.com, telephone 038 306172 Geena or Liam or email [email protected]

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With spectacular views over the bay, Hilton Pattaya is the perfect spot to hold a function or party and the hotel has created a range of exciting party package options to suit all tastes and styles including: Hawaiian, Thai Fun Fair, Parisian Feathers or China Town.  The themes can be individually tailored to guest’s wishes to ensure that the event is both fun and memorable.  Packages offer a range of complimentary inclusions so the more spend the more value the guest will receive!  Sample prices per person are Thai buffet THB 1,200 net; international buffet THB 1,300 or THB 1,500 net; BBQ buffet THB 1,700 net; Chinese dinner THB 1,300 net.  For more information or bookings call 038 253 000 or email [email protected]

The modern-contemporary Holiday Inn Pattaya has been in operation for 2 years and is now ready for wedding parties of all styles, from a small cocktail reception to a Thai traditional wedding ceremony to a large function dinner for 300 guests.  Holiday Inn Pattaya offers a professional team of event coordinators to work with each wedding couple’s requirements to strive to meet the individual needs.  These services include the wedding menu, venue set up, theme and decoration, flower arrangements and many more.  For the once in a lifetime experience on a couple’s precious day, let Holiday Inn Pattaya create your dream wedding to a reality.  For more information please contact +66(0) 38 725 555 or visit www.holidayinn.com/pattaya.

Fashion

Newly opened! For exquisite prêt a porter women’s apparel, jewelry and decorative accessories at unbelievably reasonable prices, visit Chuthathip Exclusive Dressmaker, located in the Pattaya Focus Shopping Arcade on Second Road opposite Pattaya Bowl/Ibis Hotel.