Bangkok Hospital Pattaya in cooperation with Queen Savang Vadhana Memorial Hospital (Somdej Pra Boromrajthevi na Sriracha) and the Thai Red Cross Society invites everyone to join their blood donation campaign: “New Blood for the World” 4th year with the first donation taking place on Wednesday 25 January from 9 a.m. - 12 (noon) in the Lobby, Building E of Bangkok Hospital Pattaya. Only 120 eligible donors will be accepted due to limited blood storage capacity. For more information call 1719 or 038 259 999.
The British Consulate in Pattaya is pleased to announce that from Monday 16th January 2012 it will resume normal consular services in Pattaya. Office opening hours for the public will be 09.00 - 11.30 hours (Monday to Friday). Notarial services will revert to the previous arrangements and documents will be ready for collection the following day. For further information about all the consular services available please visit the website: www.ukinthailand.fco.gov.uk.
The BCCT, AustCham and AmCham will be holding a joint Eastern Seaboard Networking Evening at Jameson’s The Irish Pub on Friday 20th January from 6.30 - 8.00 p.m. The cost of admission is THB 350 for members & THB 1,100 for non-members. Bookings can be made on the BCCT website at www. bccthai.com.
The first Silverlake International Music Festival 2012 will take place on Saturday, January 28. Headlining the concert will be American rock group Incubus supported by a veritable who’s who of Thailand’s own music industry and acts from Europe and elsewhere in Asia. Tickets are 1,500 baht per person and available at all Thai Ticket Major outlets (www.thaiticketmajor.com). For more information on the concert, go to official website at www.silverlakemusicfestival .com or www.facebook.com/silverlake musicfestival.
The annual Hoffenheim Supporters Charity Soccer Tournament will kick-off once again at the Swiss School Bangkok campus in Minburi on Saturday January 29. Eight teams will compete for the Ambassador’s Cup and there will be plenty of entertainment for families including a large bouncing castle, cinema, arts and crafts, a family relay and massages. German food/beer and soft drinks will be served throughout the day. All proceeds of the event, under the patronage of the German, Swiss and Austrian Embassies will be used to support children in great need. Admission is free of charge. For more contact Matthias Geisler at matthiasgeisler@mat thiasgeisler.com or call Tel 084-5525381
General Auction held at the World of Sport Restaurant in Naklua every Thursday at 8:30 p.m. Viewing from 12 noon on the day only. Antiques, collectables, toys, small items, furniture, household items, Thai souvenirs, etc. Only 10% seller’s commission. Located on the main Naklua Road, 200m up on the right side from the Dolphin roundabout. Tel. 087 141 0309 or 038 416 670 for more information.
Clubs and Associations
The next meeting of Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) will be on Sunday, January 15. The guest speaker will be Dr. Jittapan Chureeganon, Ophthalmologist with the Bangkok Hospital Pattaya Eye Center. 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. Everyone is warmly welcome.
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.
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
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 celebrations
From January 20 - 29, dusitD2 baraquda pattaya’s award-winning “s.e.a.” restaurant will present its ever-popular “Wok n’ Roll” promotion for guests to catch the Chinese New Year spirit and celebrate the year of the Dragon in unique style.
Chinese noodles at dusitD2.
Holiday Inn Pattaya celebrates Chinese New year with a buffet dinner at Café G located on the 4th floor of the hotel. International menu selections including the Chinese flare in a relaxed ambiance at THB 988 per person including soft drinks and for free flow beers and wines at additional THB 788. All kids under 12 years old eat free with Holiday Inn’s Kids Eat Free program. To make a reservation please call 038 725 555 or visit www.dining-experience.com/pattaya.
Treat yourself to some sweet fine chocolate at Sheraton Pattaya Resort with new blends and special creations all specially crafted by the multi award-winning culinary team at Elements restaurant.
Chocolate creations at the Sheraton Pattaya Resort.
Throughout January, 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.
Balton Turbot at Cascade Restaurant.
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.froggyfrenchbistro.com for more info or call 086 150 3481.
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.
Private dining at Flare.
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 January, 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
Monkfish specials at the Peak.
In January, The Bay Restaurant’s Chef Adrian W. O’Herlihy invites you to welcome the New Year 2012 with some of the most popular menu items of The Bay. 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.
Havana Bar welcomes you to the first Latino Groove night of year 2012 on January 21. Latino Groove night at Havana Bar is all about fun, dance and music for all dancers or music lovers at any level. Free entrance for the evening and entertainment by live band and DJ spinning the Latin tunes from 8 p.m. onwards with drinks at 50% discount. Professional dance instructors are present to show you the beginners to advanced Latin moves. For advanced reservation please call 038 725 555 or visit www.facebook.com/HavanaBar.Pattaya and www.dining-experience.com/pattaya.
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.
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.
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.