Community Happenings - Friday July 4 - July 10, 2014

Friday, 04 July 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 27 By  Pattaya Mail

Events

The next Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) meeting will be held on Sunday, July 6.  Everyone is warmly welcome.  In addition to a short Annual General Meeting, the Club will be welcoming back Ian Frame who will be presenting his poems for our enjoyment.  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.

Pattaya Soul Club is returning with another of its charity music nights on Saturday, July 5 starting from 8 p.m. at the Access Inn on Pattaya 3rd Road.  Entrance costs 400 baht and includes a free-flow of wine, San Miguel beer and Apple Honey Cider punch from 8 p.m. till 10 p.m. (or until stocks run out).  All the proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Take Care Kids charity.  For more information visit the Pattaya Soul Club on Facebook.

A Joint Chambers Eastern Seaboard Networking Evening will be held at the Dusit Thani Pattaya resort on Friday, July 18, from 6.00 - 9.00 p.m. (last drinks served at 8.30 p.m.)  Price of admission is THB 350 for members of BCCT, AustCham, AmCham, GTCC & SATCC and THB 750 for non-members.  For more information and reservations, go to chamber websites: www. bccthai.com, www.austcham thailand.com or www. amchamthailand.com.

The 2014 King’s Cup Pattaya City Marathon will take place on the morning of Sunday, July 27 with the runners setting off from a start point outside the Central Festival Pattaya Beach shopping mall.  The event will incorporate a full marathon 42.195 km, half marathon 21.100 km, quarter marathon 10.550 km, student run 3.500 km and wheelchair marathon 42.195 km.  Persons interested in taking part can apply in person at the Tourism Department, first floor at Pattaya City Hall, North Pattaya (call 038 253 127-9) or visit www.goadventureasia.com.  Online registration will close on the 9th of July 2014.

Horseshoe Point Pattaya is hosting a range of Ranch Day activities for the coming summer months.  These fun days are created for children aged 5-yrs onwards who may lack in confidence or have issues in areas of learning/strength/speech/motor skills, all of which gain from the therapy given by equine activities.  The riding therapists have based the fun days on pony club games with learning and lots of fun.  No previous riding experience is necessary.  Summer Ranch Days will take place on the following dates: (Monday’s) July 7/14/21/28 and August 4/11/18/25 and (Friday’s) July 11/18/25 and August 1/8/15/22/29.  The cost to attend is THB 2,000 (cash only) per person.  Space is limited so early registration is recommended.  For more information contact Horseshoe Point riding therapist Sandra Cooper on 086 848 3684.

Dining

Havana Bar at Holiday Inn Pattaya will be hosting a wine tasting night on Saturday, July 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Experience a wonderful selection of wine from Wine Dee Dee Company, matched with international cheeses and canapes created to complement the wines: Price THB 990 net/person or THB 1,390 net/person including 1 bottle of premium wine to take home.  For more information or reservations, call 038 725 555 or email to: info@ holidayinn-pattaya.com.

If you have a craving for ice cream in July, look no further than the Royal Cliff Beach Hotel which is offering a delectable selection to enchant all ice cream lovers.  Delightful and unique flavors on offer range from the classic Chocolate Ice Cream Cup to the exotic Pina Colada.  All available at Panorama - Royal Cliff Beach Hotel.  For additional information call 038 250 421 ext.2007/2037.

Throughout the month of July, Chef Alberto Bruni at “Acqua” Italian Restaurant, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya invites you to try the iconic fish of Australia, Barramundi.  Fresh fillets are served on a pumpkin and mushroom puree or with a pachino tomato-caper-black olive sauce.  Homemade ravioli will also receive a barramundi filling and is served in a light tomato and thyme salsa.  Prices start from THB 650++ (subject to 10% service charge and 7% VAT).  Acqua Italian restaurant opens daily from 18.00-23.00 hrs.  Call for reservations at 038 714 981.

Surf & Turf at Elements restaurant - Sheraton Pattaya Resort: Grilled Australian tenderloin, lobster & pumpkin hash, red wine sauce: THB 950++; Sautéed snow fish, braised beef cheek & mushroom ragout: THB 600++; Wok fried Szechuan lamb with sea scallops, Thai kale & Shaoxing wine: THB 450++; Tenderloin Carpaccio & crispy oysters, horseradish aioli: THB425++; Crispy pork belly, blue crab & apple salad: THB 425++. For more information call 038 259 888 or email: info.pattaya @sheraton.com.

A-One Hotel Pattaya is offering an “Eat & Play” menu for kids this summer.  More than 15 menu items are available for your children while they enjoy the hotel’s swimming pool facilities, including golden chicken nuggets with french-fries at THB 150 and delicious banana supreme sundaes at just THB 140.  Food served everyday at the poolside bar from 08.00-17.00 hrs.  For more information, call 038 259 555.

Hilton Pattaya has announced its latest Oyster & Bubble promotion at Horizon restaurant and bar.  Guests can savor a perfect match of Fines de Claire oysters and sparkling wine while taking in panoramic sea views of Pattaya Bay at this rooftop restaurant & bar.  The Oyster & Bubble promotion features a set of fresh oysters served with seafood dressing, shallot vinegar and fried shallots, and two glasses of French sparkling wine.  There are two options on offer; a set of six Fines de Claire oysters with two glasses of sparkling wine for THB 1,350 and a set of a dozen Fines de Claire oysters with two glasses of sparkling wine for THB 1,950.  The promotion is available daily from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Horizon which is located on level 34 of the Hilton Pattaya.  All prices are net value, inclusive of prevailing government taxes and service charge.  For more information or reservations call 038 253 000 or email: bkkhp.pattaya.horizon@ hilton.com

Enjoy a “Cowboy night” BBQ buffet at Flames restaurant every Monday night from 18.30 - 23.00hrs - priced at only THB 1,199 net per person.  The buffet offers a wide variety of dishes including steak, polar fresh seafood, salad, a dessert buffet and ice-cream.  You can also enjoy live country music performances from 19.00 - 21.00 hrs.  Flames is located on the beach front of the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort in north Pattaya.  For reservations, call 038 301 234 ext. 4272.

Tapas & Wine Fusion at Dusit Thani Pattaya:  For only THB 199++ enjoy a relaxing night with a glass of red or white wine together with a plate of appetizing tapas featuring assorted cold cuts (coppa, Parma ham, Paris ham, mortadella, salami); marinated olives and pickles; Norwegian salmon rillettes; Tomato, mozzarella and fresh basil; Grilled marinated vegetables; International cheese board; Artisan bread with herb butter; Seafood salad; Tomato with red onion salad and artichoke salad.  Second plate of tapas goes for only THB 69++.  Live band music from 7:00 p.m. until midnight at the Lobby Lounge, 4th floor of Dusit Thani Pattaya.  Tapas & wine served from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  For more information or reservations, call 038 425 611-7 Ext. 2149, 2476.

Louis Restaurant is offering a new weekly set menu alongside the regular a la carte menu items.  The set menu includes a choice of starters and main courses of pan fried John Dory fish fillet or Japanese cotton fish fillet with tomato, black olives, vegetables and boiled potatoes (THB 490); braised chicken in red wine sauce served with sautéed potatoes and vegetables (THB 490); or grilled Australian beef tenderloin on blue cheese Portobello sauce, served with roasted potatoes and vegetables (THB 850); followed by banana flambé and vanilla ice cream for dessert.  Louis Restaurant is located on Naklua Soi 31 or North Pattaya Road Soi 6.  For reservations contact Vichai on mobile 081 001 3298 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Centara Grand Phratamnak Resort Pattaya: Ruffino Restaurant and Lounge offers Monday to Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. a homemade pizza “buy 1 get 1 free” promotion and Chef Luca has created a delicious rustic 3-course set dinner perfectly paired with a carafe of red or white wine for THB 888 net per person, only available on Thursday’s from 6 to 10 p.m.  At Oceana Restaurant from 6:30 to 10 p.m. daily enjoy a 4-course Royal Thai Cuisine set dinner for THB 777 net, including a glass of red or white wine.  Saturdays from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. is Royal Thai Seafood Buffet at THB 999 net.  Afternoon Tea is also available daily from 3-5 p.m. at the Espresso Bar for THB 700++ per set for 2 persons, including scones and clotted cream, freshly made sandwiches, cakes, tea and coffee.  Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya is located on Pratamnak Road, Soi 5.  For more information and bookings call 038 306 337 or e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Halal international buffet dinner @ Harbour - only THB 420 net per person.  The buffet dinner includes halal food, an international buffet line and many selections of dessert.  The food is certified and cooked by a halal chef with 40 years experience. Both indoor and outdoor dining options are available.  Harbour restaurant is located at the A-One Royal Cruise Hotel on Pattaya Beach Road (Soi 3), Open daily 6.00 pm - 10.00 pm.  For more information, call 038 259 555 Ext 4236.

Sugar Hut Restaurant is open for lunch with set menu prices from 240 to 350 baht net/set.  Menu items include chili fried rice, pork soup with tofu, noodles, fresh spring rolls, salad, fruit, desserts and more.  For inquiries and reservations, call 038 364 186, 038 251 686.

To celebrate the 2014 World Cup football tournament in Brazil, Zico’s Restaurant in Pattaya is offering a special “Come 4 Pay 3” Currascaria buffet and salad bar at only THB 799+ per person (subject to 7% VAT).  You can also have a chance to win at the daily prize draw and enjoy a “Buy 1 Get 1 free cocktail” if you wear football shirts of your favorite team and dine at Zico’s restaurant.  For more information or table reservations, call 038 043 516 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Marco Polo Chinese Restaurant is famous for its authentic Shanghainese and Szechuan cuisines prepared to perfection by master Chinese chefs.  Enjoy a dim sum lunch daily from 11.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. and dinner from 6.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. daily.  Also make sure to call in at the Montien Bakery Shop for freshly made cakes, pastries and breads plus a range of Thai desserts.  Open daily from 9.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m. (Every day).  For more information, call the Montien Hotel, Pattaya, tel. 038 428 155, 038 361 340 ext 1620, 1621, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Friday Crab Feast (& other global cuisine) at The Bay Restaurant, Dusit Thani Pattaya.  Come as 3 and pay only for 2 and then, win some great dining vouchers during the lucky draw.  Chef Alistair Carter’s dining event features a wide variety of global cuisine with the spotlight on crabs.  There’s meat and other seafood items on the grill, superb Thai and western appetizers as well as desserts and much more.  Only THB 850++ per person (food and one complimentary glass of wine) or THB 1,449++ per person for buffet and free flowing wine, beer, juice or soft drinks.  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. 2149-2476.

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 480 net; Friday and Saturday @ THB 540 net, Sunday Brunch @ THB 1400 net; Wine Buffet @ THB 1100 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.  An International Buffet Dinner is also available 7 days a week priced at THB 920 net on Monday - Thursday and Saturday & Sunday, and THB 1100 net on Friday.  Edge restaurant is located on the 14th floor of the Hilton Hotel Pattaya.  For bookings, please dial +66 (0)38 253 000.

As well as the excellent European food for which it is very well known in Pattaya (including some very rare Dutch items), Mata Hari restaurant also has a complete range of Thai cuisine, including Thai Isaan on request from Chef Jackie, herself coming from Isaan.  Mata Hari restaurant is located at the top of the hill on Thappraya Road, and for reservations (strongly recommended) phone 038 259 799 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go through the website at: 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 THB 499 net per person.  Wednesday is Ribs & Wings evening: finger licking good ribs and 6 different kinds of wings - all you can eat for THB 449 net per person.  Thursday features KFC (Krazy Flying Chicken) from 18:30 to 22:00.  As much as you can eat of wings, legs, breasts and whole chicken - BBQ grilled, Thai, Tex-Mex, Indian and French style, served with rice, potatoes and a salad bar: only THB 449 net (excludes beverages).  Friday & Saturday Churrasco Nights offer prime meats and seafood, grilled to perfection on the fire and freshly skewered for you on the churrasco pens at the Tavern.  All complemented by a full buffet of starters, side dishes and desserts.  Only THB 749 net per person.  Every buffet is open from 18.30 - 22.00 hrs.  There is also a daily happy hour from 11 am - 6 pm.  Watch all the premier live sports on one of the many widescreen TV’s or on the big projector screen (Sports hotline 038 418 419).  Amari Pattaya, Beach Road, North Pattaya, Tel 038 418418.

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 variety of dim sum items during the ‘All You Can Eat Dim Sum for Lunch’ promotion.  Price is just THB 705 net per person.  Lovers of Peking Duck, prized for the thin crisp skin, can also enjoy lunch with a whole Peking Duck on the centerpiece at only THB 1,765 net.  What’s more, roasted suckling pig is offered at a discounted price of THB 1,882 (whole roast).  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.

Intimate surroundings and a magnificent wine wall provide a distinctive backdrop for sophisticated dining at Flare restaurant.  Try the exquisite 4-course dining experience created by renowned Chef Supoj and including a Thai-Jito cocktail: Price: THB 1,900 net per person.  Flare restaurant is located on level 15 of the Hilton Hotel Pattaya, open from 6:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. daily.  For bookings, please dial 038 253 000 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Thai Garden Resort offers nightly dining presentations with different themed buffets!  Happy Hours are from 17:00 - 18:00 with most drinks at 50% discount.  The “All You Can Eat Buffet” starts at 18:00 until 21:00 hours and offers a wide variety of soups, salads, bread, cold cuts, smoked salmon, choices of hot food dishes, live cooking stations and of course a home-made desserts selection.  All this for just 399 baht net for adults and 199 baht net for children under 12 years old.  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.

dusitD2 baraquda Pattaya has introduced its premium branded sparkling wine “Baraquda Prosecco”.  Designed for celebratory sipping or leisurely refreshment as the perfect start or finish to any dining experience, this top-of-the-range premium Italian Prosecco is priced at only THB 1,500++ per bottle and is only available at the dusitD2 baraquda pattaya.  For more information or purchase inquiries, call 038 769 999 or E-mail. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Promotions

Amburaya Spa at the Sheraton Pattaya Resort is now offering 20% off all signature Terrake Treatments (A la cart menu only) until July 31.  Feel in complete harmony, contentment and bliss in your body and soul, return home renewed and refreshed.  Amburaya Spa opens daily from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  For more information, please call 038 259 888 ext. 33.

Cool off with Royal Cliff Beach Resort’s new splashy summer deal!  Package includes 2 night’s accommodation with breakfast in a Mini Suite, Mini Suite Plus, Family Suite, Cliff Terrace Suite, Theme Suite 1 and 2 bedroom, or Royal Wing Suite; all-day passes to Splashdown Waterpark including free roundtrip transportation to the theme park; full-day membership at Fitz Club - Racquets, Health & Fitness; fruit basket on arrival; ice cream vouchers at the Infini Ice Cream Bar; option to purchase more Splashdown Waterpark vouchers at a special price and option to extend stay at a special price.  For more information, call 038 250 421 or visit: www.royalcliff.com.

eforea spa at Hilton Pattaya has announced its new special promotion package, “Relax, Renew and Emerge Brighter”.  Guests can book the package for only THB 3,500 and receive a 90-minute meditation massage, inspired by traditional Australian Aboriginal techniques, which focuses on instilling a deep sense of mental and physical relaxation.  A choice of native aromatic oils is prescribed to suit your individual needs to rejuvenate, harmonize or detoxify.  For an additional THB 500 guests can enjoy a 30-minute body scrub and receive an eforea music CD, which features soothing tunes that they can relax to in their own home.  For more information, call 038 253 000, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit eforeaspa.com.

Tea Tree Spa at Holiday Inn Pattaya is offering a 150 minutes promotional package featuring products by Carole Franck that aid the contouring process, reduce cellulite, firm muscles and improve the body’s natural detoxification processes.  Available every day at the Tea Tree Spa from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.  Price: THB 4,990 net per person.  For more information and reservations, call 038 725 555 ext 3902 or email: spa.reception @Holidayinn-pattaya.com.

Spa Cenvaree at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort, Pattaya introduces a signature “Salt Pot Muscles Melter” treatment, which combines a deep tissue massage and hot salt pot compress to release tension in the shoulders and lower back muscles.  Each pot contains a blend of coarse salt and medicinal herbs to provide relief to tired muscles.  Therapeutic oils such as Pettigrain, Eucalyptus and Lavender penetrate deeply into muscle tissue during this therapy and help rebalance your body.  Price starts at 1,995++ baht for 90 minutes.  For more information or reservations, contact Spa Cenvaree on 038 301 234 ext. 4333 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Entertainment

Filipino-Thai singer Christina Aguilar, a.k.a. the “Dancing Queen,” will be performing live at the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya’s Hall of Fame on the evening of Friday, July 4.  Drinks promotions for the event are (solo) THB 1,600 including entrance and 4 drinks or (group) THB 10,000 for entrance and a bottle package for 4 in the VIP Zone.  For more information and reservations, call 038 428755 - 9 or email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Local amateur dramatics group the Pattaya Players will be holding open auditions for their upcoming production ‘Magical Music Hall Memories (Vaudeville)’ at the Eastern Grand Palace Hotel on Tuesday, July 8 from 6.30 p.m.  All auditionees should plan on performing one suitable song at the audition and are responsible for bringing along a backing track (either on CD or memory stick) so that their musical strengths can be assessed.  To confirm your attendance at the audition, and for directions to the hotel, please send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Pro Musica Orchestra will be performing a concert celebrating the music of Mozart on Saturday, July 12 starting at 5 p.m. at the Siam Bayshore Hotel in South Pattaya.  Tickets cost THB 500 and are available at the hotel reception desk.  For more information, call 038 428 678.

Looking for somewhere to watch the World Cup 2014? Then look no further than the “Zulu Jungle Bar” at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya.  The bar will be showing every World Cup 2014 game live on giant screens, giving you a front row view of the action.  Zulu Jungle Bar offers a great range of international beers, a wide variety of cocktails, spirits and homemade snacks.  The bar is located adjacent to the lobby of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya.  For more information or reservations, call 038 714 981.

“Ladies Night” @ Havana Bar - Every Wednesday ladies can enjoy the happy hour ‘Buy 1 Get 1 Free’ on selected drinks from 5.00 p.m. - midnight.  A minimum of 3 people are required for the promotion to be applicable.  The Havana Bar is located at the Holiday Inn Pattaya hotel on Beach Road, North Pattaya.  Opening hours: Mon-Thu 2.00 p.m. - 1.00 a.m., Fri-Sun 12.00 p.m. - 1.00 a.m.  For more information or reservations, call 038 725 555.

Hard Rock Cafe Pattaya presents ‘Mix Tape’ every Friday night from 9 p.m. till 2 a.m. at the Moon Deck.  A roster of four guest DJs play soulful funky sounds, deep house, tech and all manners of groovy tunes laced with rock & roll.  For more information and/or reservations, call 038 426635, send e-mail to hrcpr.pty@hardrockhotels .net or go to www.facebook. com/HardRockCafePattaya.

Ruffino Restaurant & Lounge at Centara Grand Phratamnak Resort Pattaya presents Thailand’s premier female music maestro, DJ Diva, every Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 19:00 - 23:00.  Ruffino also offers wine by the glass from its ever-evolving selection, a refreshing cocktail or an ice cold beer at special prices during sunset hours from 5-7 p.m.  Centara Grand Phratamnak Resort is located on Soi 5, Pratamnak, South Pattaya.  Tel. 038 306 337 for more information.

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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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.

Groups & Associations

Al-Anon Family Group:  Are you bothered by someone else’s drinking?  Maybe we can help.  Sunday meeting at 2 p.m., Pattaya, Satree Pattaya Center, 519/56 Pattaya 2nd Road, Soi Skaw Beach near the Skaw Beach Hotel, next door to Scandalia Restaurant.  Thursday meeting is at 10:30 a.m. on the 4th floor of Jomtien Plaza Condotel.  For more information, call the Helpline 092 674 4109 or Richard 084 867 4138.

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 Satree Pattana Centre on Soi Skaw Beach off Second Road. 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).

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.

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