The 2013 PTT Pattaya Open, WTA tennis tournament is taking place at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Pattaya from 27 January - 3 February. Star players taking part this year include Ana Ivanovic of Serbia, Maria Kirilenko of Russia and Sabine Lisicki of Germany. Main draw matches start from 15.00 daily, except the semi-finals on Saturday 02 February and the finals on Sunday 03 February, when play begins at 16.00. Tickets for the tournament are on sale at 300, 500, 800 and 1,200 baht. For more information and tickets, please contact Pentangle Promotions Co., Ltd at Tel: 02-3113414/5 website www.pentangle promotions.com or at Thaiticketmajor on 02-262-3456, website www.thaiticket major.com.
The Lighthouse Club Pattaya will be holding a charity networking evening on Friday, Feb. 1 from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Amari Orchid Resort on Beach Road, Pattaya. Admission costs THB 500 per person for both ladies and gentlemen and includes a free-flow of beer and wine (while stocks last) along with soft drinks and a great selection of finger food. For more information, visit the Lighthouse Club Pattaya on Facebook.
To coincide with carnival season, the Rotary Club Pattaya Marina is organizing a soiree masque fellowship party at the Mercure Hotel on 8th February from 7 p.m. onwards. Beautiful face-masks (made especially for ladies) will be on sale at the entrance at reasonable prices. Entertainment for the evening will be provided by a Philippino band and an auction featuring 8 lithographs and art objects. All Rotarians, friends and guests are welcome to attend. Price: 600 baht includes dinner (note drinks have to be paid extra). For reservations, contact: Joseph Roy: josephroy@ hotmail.com. Tickets will also be available on the door.
The annual Burapa Bike Week will take place from Feb. 15-16 at the Silverlake Vineyard, 20km south of Pattaya. The event this year will feature a motorcycle “Ride for Peace” through Jomtien and Pattaya, a parade of classic cars, an extreme-sports competition, KR Stunt Thai Championship, a Miss Chopper pageant, booths selling motorcycle and car accessories, tattoo artists, and a paramotorcycle exhibition. Music for the enjoyment of festival goers will be provided by bands from Thailand and Scandinavia. More than 10,000 motorcycle enthusiasts are expected at this year’s event.
Clubs and Associations
The next Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) meeting will be on Sunday, Feb. 3. Everyone is warmly welcome. The speaker will be Peter Banner, “The Happy Auctioneer,” who will give a behind-the-scenes look at fundraising for charities with celebrities. 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.
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.
The Rotary Club Eastern Seaboard (RCES) meets 6 p.m. every Thursday at the Diana Garden Resort in North Pattaya. The meeting is always followed by an informal a la carte dinner and a gathering around the pool. The RCES always have something to say or offer, including useful information on their multitude of activities in Thailand and neighboring countries. Everybody is welcome to join as guests. For more information call (Carl) on 087 974 4350.
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.
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.
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: vfwpost9876 @hotmail.com or visit the website at vfwpost9876.org.
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.
Chinese New Year 2013
Express your lasting love on Valentine’s Day on the beach at Sheraton Pattaya Resort on Thursday, February 14 from 6:30pm - 10:00pm. A beachfront candlelight set dinner offers pre-cocktail canapés at Latitude Lounge followed by a 6-course set menu of temptations including lobster soup with aromatic herb cream and a choice between seared black cod & scallop with beetroot puree or roasted veal Rossini paired with risotto mash and baby spinach. Highlight the romantic evening with strawberry cheese mousse with white & dark chocolate mousse & vanilla ice cream. The price is THB 6,999 net per couple. For reservations, call 038 259 888 or go to facebook.com/sheratonpattayaresort.
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.
The Bay Italian restaurant offers a relaxed dining experience in a contemporary setting with both indoor and outdoor seating and a scenic view of Pattaya Bay. The Bay kitchen serves up some sumptuous Italian dishes and has established itself as one of the best restaurants in Pattaya. There is also a fabulous BBQ Buffet Dinner every Saturday evening. 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.
Havana Bar at Holiday Inn Pattaya is a one of a kind Cuban style bar with a live band and the Terrazzo as its outdoor alternative. You can find great promotions here daily such as the “7 days 7 surprises”, Happy Hour from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. “get 2 drinks for the price of 1” (on Wednesdays extended to midnight). Recommended menu includes the signature pizzas, thin and crispy crust with homemade tomato base with over 20 selections of toppings. Every day from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. enjoy any pizza at 50% discount. Havana Bar & Terrazzo is located on Beach Road, North Pattaya in front of Holiday Inn Pattaya. For more information call 038 725555 or visit www.dining-experience.com/pattaya, or www.facebook.com/HavanaBar.Pattaya.
The Cascade Restaurant features globally-inspired cuisine in its special theme buffets and new a la carte menu. In February, Cascade invites you to choose from the three set menus featuring the most loved dishes of Thailand such as: deep-fried shrimp cake - spicy ground chicken in cucumber - clear soup with stuffed squid & pork - or white prawn soup with coconut milk and galangal plus many more. Each set menu costs THB 600 net. 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.
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 980++ per person and Sunday-Friday at baht 880++ 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 Peak offers modern Chinese cuisine complemented by a panoramic view of Pattaya Bay. In February, seafood lovers will be taken to new levels of dining pleasure with a menu featuring succulent seafood items such as fish maw & shrimp in XO sauce (THB 450), white prawn with black pepper and corn sauce (THB 500), koi see mi & shrimp ball with abalone (THB 500) and many other seafood dishes. Daily dim sum lunch is also available. The Peak is also the venue for the Exclusive Breakfast which caters to guests of the Dusit Club. 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.
Intimate surroundings and a magnificent wine wall provide a distinctive backdrop for sophisticated dining at Flare restaurant. À la carte and set menus - 6:30pm until 11:30pm, choices available from THB2,300 net 4 course, THB2,600 - THB3,000 net 5 course; ‘Let’s Meat on Friday’ for roasted aged Australian Rib - 6:30pm until 11:30pm: Ladies Cut: THB 999 net per person, Gents Cut: THB 1,111 net per person; ‘Tomahawk Cut’, prime Australian beef grain-fed and slow-roasted to perfection on the bone - 6:30pm until 11:30pm: THB 1,500 net per person; ‘My Flare Lady Cocktails’ - 6:30pm until 11:30pm: THB 270 net per person; Saturday Seafood set Lunch - 12noon until 2.30pm: 3-course set menu, THB 650 net per person. Flare is located on the 15th floor of the Hilton Hotel Pattaya. For bookings, please dial 038 253 000 or email pattaya.sales@ hilton.com
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.
Thai Dinner Buffet at Café G, Holiday Inn Pattaya: Enjoy the taste of traditional Thai cuisine featuring som tam, grilled chicken, crispy pork, fresh salad bar, and Thai desserts selection. Buffet dinner is available nightly from Monday-Friday from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. at Café G on the 4th floor of the Holiday Inn Pattaya. Price per person is THB 450 net including soft drinks. For groups over 10 people please inquire for group rate. All kids under 12 eat free. For more information, call 038 725 555 or check the website: www. holidayinn.com/pattaya.
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 open from 5:00pm until 1:00am / Restaurant from 6:00pm until 11:30pm. Entertainment includes eclectic Latin house beats from DJs - 7:00pm until 1:00am; Movies from 7:00pm until 1:00am; Trumpet & Conga tunes (Friday and Saturday) - 9:00pm until 1:00am. ‘The Next Level of Sharing’ - Horizon 8 Shot Tower Infinity Selection: THB 1,100 net (*Dress code applies). For bookings, please call 038 253 000 or email pattaya.sales@ hilton.com.
From now until the end of February 2013 at Acqua Restaurant, Italian Chef Alberto Bruni is doing wonders in his kitchen with foie gras including making a stunning terrine with fig compote, pan-seared on pears poached in red wine, prune and port wine sauce; stuffing it into ravioli served either oxtail consommé or rabbit saddle. While his risotto with Canadian lobster and foie gras escalope is definitely not to be missed. Prices start from THB 420++ (subject to 10% service charge and 7% VAT). Acqua Italian restaurant is located in the Main Lobby of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, and opens daily from 18.30-22.30 hrs. Call now for reservation, at 038 301 234 ext. 4266
The Brunch Experience
The French Embassy in Thailand together with the World Film Festival of Bangkok and hotel dusitD2 baraquda pattaya will be hosting what is set to become the first poolside film festival in Thailand - “Pattaya French Film Festival 2013.” A wide range of French cinematic delights are to be shown at the chic and casual poolside of hotel dusitD2 baraquda pattaya every Friday and Saturday evening from 8 p.m. throughout February 2013. The opening night on Friday, 1st of February will feature a screening of “Les Triplettes de Belleville (The Triplets of Belleville).” For more information on the event, turn to page 36 of this week’s Pattaya Mail or call 085 215 5490.
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.