Community Happenings – Friday February 17, 2017– February 23, 2017

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The next meeting of the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) will be held on Sunday, Feb. 19. Dr. Prayuth Diloksampant from Bangkok Hospital Pattaya will speak about “Losing Weight – the Surgical Way!” 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 at 10:30 a.m. with a buffet breakfast available from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron Thal will play a one-off gig on Sunday, Feb. 12 at the Blue Lagoon on Pattaya 3rd Road, just across from the new hospital. Supporting Ron will be “Interstellar” a Pink Floyd tribute band from the UK plus surprise guests. Tickets cost 500 baht each, with the venue holding 200 people max. Tables can be booked en-block. First come first served. All proceeds will go to Jesters Care for Kids charity foundation. Tickets are available at the Tahitian Queen rock n’ roll bar on Beach Road and Jameson’s Irish Pub in central Pattaya.

A Joint Chambers Eastern Seaboard networking evening will be held at La Costa Beach Restaurant & Bar, Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya on Friday, Feb. 17 from 6.30 p.m. – 9 p.m. (last drinks at 8.30 p.m.). Entrance cost of THB 500 for members and guests of participating chambers and THB 1000 for non-members includes free-flow drinks and finger food. Cash payment at the door direct to BCCT. For more information send email to [email protected].

The 7th Pattaya Money Expo will be held at the Pattaya Exhibition And Convention Hall (PEACH), Royal Cliff Hotel from February 17-19. During this 3-day event, well-known commercial banks, financial institutions, security firms, gold companies and gold futures traders will be available to provide every type of lending and investment service and advice to members of the public.

The 2017 Pattaya Bike Week, also known as Burapha Bike Week, will take place from Feb. 17-18 at the National Indoor Stadium on Chaiyapruek 2 Road in Pattaya. During the festival, live concerts will take place all day long, there will be many food stalls, fireworks, tattoo displays, dancers, motorcycle parades, stunt shows and more. For updates and more information, check Burapha Bike Week Pattaya on Facebook.

The Wonderfruit Festival 2017 will take place over 4 days from Feb. 16-19 on the open field area at the entrance to Siam Country Club in Pattaya. The family friendly festival will feature live music, arts, DJs, food stalls, health & lifestyle demonstrations and workshops. For more information and ticket reservations, visit www.wonderfruitfestival.com.

As part of the Triathlon Master Series, a charity beach run will be held at Bang Saen Beach in Chonburi on Saturday 18 February starting at 6 a.m. The race distance is 2.5km and entry fee is THB 300. Participants will receive an official reggae singlet plus free food and drink after the race. For more information visit: www.thailandtrileague.com.

The Honda LPGA Thailand 2017 golf tournament takes place at Siam Country Club Pattaya Old Course from 23–26 February. The top 60-female golfers in the world including Thai No. 1 Ariya Jutanugarn, plus 10 invitees, will compete for the prestigious title and total prize money of US$1.6 million. Admission (pay on the gate) is 300 baht on Feb, 23 and 24, 400 baht on Feb 25 and 500 baht on Feb. 26. Four-day passes are also available at a cost of 800 baht. For more information, visit www.lpgathailand.com.

Dr. Ulrich Eder, the managing director of tax and corporate law firm Pugnatorius, will be holding a seminar at the next meeting of the Rotary Club of Phoenix Pattaya. Themes covered include “What will happen when Thailand’s civil laws are enforced?” and “Will current investments in Thai property and companies be affected?” The meeting takes place at the Holiday Inn, Tower 1, level M, on March 7 starting at 5.45 p.m. Entrance fee is 200 baht per person, with proceeds going to the “Take Care Kids Foundation.” Dress code is casual-smart. To reserve a place, send an email to: [email protected] or [email protected].

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

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 Restaurant at the Dusit Thani Pattaya resort will host a wine pairing dinner on Tuesday, February 14. A delicious five-course dinner will be paired up with five Chilean wines. Price per person is THB 1,188 net plus a lucky draw giving away a complimentary stay with dinner for two. Call 038 425 611-7 ext. 2149 0r 2150 for more information and reservations.

Experience the sights, smell and taste of Italian cuisine from the shores of Sicily only at Rossini restaurant located at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort. For more information, call 038 250 421 ext. 2007, 2037 or email:  [email protected].

Roast Sundays @ Coast Beach Club & Bistro: Enjoy roast favourites such as Provencal lamb leg, whole roasted gai yang style chicken, roasted suckling pig, Churrasco slow roasted specialties all accompanied with fresh salads. You can enjoy a variety selection of 3 prices (THB 899++ per person, THB 1,000++ free flow soft drink and THB 1,500++ free flow red & white house wine & draft beer) every Sunday at 12:30-16:00 hrs. (Half price for children below 12 years old). Coast Beach Club & Bistro is located at the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. The resort also offers a Mirage Beach BBQ Seafood Buffet every Thursday at only THB 1,299++ per person. For more information or reservations, call 038 714 981.

Jameson’s Pub weekly 3-course special menu 395 baht (net): Available Mon-Sat from midday to midnight. Starters include Homemade Minestrone Soup with garlic bread, Potato Salad garnished with hame and parsley, or Prawn Cocktail. Main course options include Sirloin Steak with corn on the cob and chips, Scallops Mornay with garden peas and mashed potato, Gammon Steak with fried egg and chips, or Tuna Fish with a Nutz pepper sauce and sautéed potatoes. This week’s dessert is chocolate brownie with whipped cream or a selection of ice creams. 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.

The Big Fish Restaurant at [email protected] Design Hotel has a nightly Seafood BBQ Buffet for THB 700 net or THB 990 net with free-flow wine from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. For reservations please call 038 930 600 or email [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].

Ramen noodles at Oasis throughout February: Ramen is one of Japan’s great traditional wheat noodle dishes, featuring a delicious broth with pork, egg, crabmeat stick and vegetables. Price THB 300++ only at Oasis restaurant, located on the lobby level of the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. The restaurant is open from 06.00 to 23.00 hrs. For reservations, call 038-714981.

 

Spa Promotions/ Wedding Services

Hilton Pattaya introduces a romantic package to celebrate the month of love. ‘Cheers to the two of you’ package allows guests to create their own spa packages for two or more treatments and receive a complimentary voucher of Afternoon Tea set per couple at Drift Lobby Lounge & Bar. Available throughout February at eforea spa on level 17 of the hotel from 10am -10pm. For more information or reservations, call 038 253 000 or email: [email protected].

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.

Wave Spa at Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya offers an extensive range of treatments to suit all health and beauty needs. The highly experienced therapists will make sure that every guest receives the best possible treatment. For more information, call 033 078 888.

 

Entertainment

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.

The Bangkok Beatles are back by popular demand and will play at The Venue, Siam Country Club Road on Sunday, Feb. 26 starting at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/VenuePattaya.

 

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.