Community Happenings - Friday March 14 - March 20, 2014

Friday, 14 March 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 11 By  Pattaya Mail

Events

The next Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) meeting will be held on Sunday, March 16.  Everyone is warmly welcome.  The speaker will be Dr. Sureeporn Sritangrattanakul, M.D., Dermatologist, from Bangkok Hospital Pattaya on the topic of healthy skin care.  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.

A joint Chambers Eastern Seaboard Networking Evening will be held at the Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya on Friday 21st March from 6.00 - 9.00 p.m. (last drinks served at 8.30 p.m.).  Price of admission is THB 400 for members and guests of BCCT, AustCham, AmCham, GTCC & SATCC and THB 850 for non-members.  For more information and reservations, go to www.bccthai.com.

The 2014 Pattaya International Music Festival will take place from March 21-23.  Recognized as one of the largest music events of its type in Asia, the three-day free festival will feature both Thai and international artists of every genre with the concerts along Beach Road starting around 6 p.m. and finishing at midnight. Visitors can enjoy beach activities during the day before attending the music festival as the night falls.  In addition to the concerts at the 4 main stages, there will also be booths selling music-related accessories and a multitude of food and refreshment stalls.  For more information, contact the local TAT office on Tel. 038 427 667 or 038 428 750.

Green Pattaya is organizing a clean-up around Wat Phra Yai (Big Buddha temple) in South Pattaya on Saturday, March 29 starting at 10 a.m.  Volunteers are always welcome to come along and help out.  Water, soft drinks, fruit & snacks will be provided.  For more information, go to www.facebook.com/GreenPattaya/events.

Pattaya Soul Club will be holding its next charity music night on Friday, April 4 at the Lion Pub on Soi 17 (between Pattaya 3rd Road and Thepprasit Road).  Entrance of 400 baht will include a free-flow of wine, San Miguel beer and Brunty’s Cider between 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. (or until stocks last).  All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Take Care Kids charity.  For more information or tickets, go to www.facebook.com/PattayaSoulClub.

Dining

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.

Tapas & Wine at Dusit Thani Pattaya.

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.

Acqua Italian restaurant will be holding a Piemonte Italian Wine Dinner on Wednesday, 26th March from 6.30 p.m. - 10.30 p.m.  A 5-course menu specially created by Chef Alberto Bruni for the event will complement each different wine from the house of Piemonte, northern Italy.  Price: THB 2,499++ per person (subject to 10% service charge and 7% VAT).  “Acqua” Italian restaurant is located at the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort, Pattaya.  Call for reservations at 038 301 234 ext. 4266.

Bistro Night at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G.

Bistro Night at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G served every Tuesday until April 30.  A 3-course menu includes marinated herring on warm potato salad, lamb shank “Méchoui”, poached chicken supreme on creamy sauce and mushroom risotto, mixed seafood gratin on Chardonnay Sabayon or “prime beef ribs” served with salad, gratin “Dauphinois” and black pepper sauce for 2 persons.  Mouthwatering desserts include caramelized thin pear tart on blue cheese light cream or homemade tiramisu and more.  Price: THB 690 net with a special offer on the price of wine.  The Beach Club Restaurant opens every day from 6:00 - 22:00 hrs.  For more information or reservations, contact 038 411 940-8 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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 (THB 490), Piccata of chicken breast in a light red wine sauce (THB 490), or Australian beef cubes in light mustard/herb sauce (THB 850), followed by pineapple strudel 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 .

Australian lamb promotion in March at Mantra Restaurant & Bar:  Shank, stew, rack, chop and loin will be prepared by Executive Chef Leonard Faust and the Mantra culinary team to perfection.  Not to be missed are the lamb tenderloin and baby spinach salad with goat cheese, pumpkin & semi dried tomatoes or the lamb rack with Greek salad, salsa verde & cucumber raita.  Mantra’s superb wine selection will offer you a vast choice of great names from France, Italy, Australia and Chile by glass or by bottle.  Mantra Restaurant is located at the north end of Pattaya Beach Road at the Amari Orchid Resort.  For reservations and more info, call 038 429 591 or visit www.mantra-pattaya.com.

‘The Meat Lover’s Pizza’ at Havana Bar & Terrazzo.

Havana Bar & Terrazzo at Holiday Inn Pattaya is well known for serving home-style Italian cuisine such as signature pizzas:  This month try the savoury variety of premium meat toppings such as crumbled pork sausage, grilled bacon lardons, sliced ham and Tuscany salami served on crispy pizza bread at only THB 395 net.  Experience ‘The Meat Lover’s Pizza’ and receive 50% discount from 3.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. daily.  Antipasti, salads, pastas and Thai dishes are also available.  For more information or reservations, call 038 725 555.

Centara Grand Phratamnak Resort Pattaya is now fully open and offering the following for March: At Oceana Restaurant from 6:30 to 10 p.m. enjoy a 4-course Royal Thai Cuisine set dinner for THB 777 net, including a glass of red or white wine.  Ruffino Restaurant and Lounge offers Monday to Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. a homemade pizza “buy 1 get 1 free” promotion.  Chef Luca has also 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.  Relax later to the tunes of resident DJ Diva who spins the latest trendy tunes from 7-11 p.m.  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 and cakes, tea and coffee.  Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya is located on Pratamnak 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.

Zico’s Pattaya restaurant of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort is Pattaya’s only Brazilian Churrascaria restaurant.  Enjoy succulent meat and fresh seafood; as much as you can eat on long skewers which gracefully pass through the tables.  Special on every Wednesday and Thursday enjoy free flow beef unlimited 2 hours with 15 skewers at only Baht 999+ per person (subject to 7% VAT).  And don’t miss the great selection at the salad bar.  Brazilian Samba Queens perform at 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. with an amazing dance routine and hot music (except on Mondays).  For more information or table reservations, contact 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 .

Satisfy your pizza cravings at The Bay Italian Restaurant with five flavors available for your mid-afternoon dining amidst the sea views of Pattaya Bay.  Pair your favorite pizza with a free flow of beer during the ‘Pizza Galore with Beer’ promotion.  Available daily from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Guests can dine for a maximum of two hours.  Price is THB 599++ per person.  Saturday Night BBQ Buffet offers a fantastic selection of meat and seafood BBQ items as well as international cuisine, served from 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.  Buffet price is THB 1,490++ per person (food only).  A free flow of wine, beer, juice and soft drinks is available at THB 599++ per person.  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. 2149-50.

Coco’s Bistro will be serving a delicious St. Patrick’s Day meal on March 17 with the following menu: Leek and potato soup, choice of corned beef and cabbage with carrots and boiled potatoes or Irish lamb stew with toasted French bread and green panna cotta with kiwi: Price: 495 baht (book and prepay by March 15).  Coco’s is also currently presenting its burger festival with daily offerings of Black Angus Beef Burger (NZ): THB 275; Black Angus Cheese Burger (NZ): THB 295; or New Zealand Lamb Burger: THB 260.  All burgers served with a choice of creamy coleslaw, French fries, potato salad, BBQ or baked beans.  Coco’s Bistro is located on Chaiyapruk 1 (50 meters from Sukhumvit towards the beach).  Open daily 8am to 10pm (last order 9:30pm). Tel: 038-074-675, www.cocospattaya.com.

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.  Tuesday offers a selection of beef, pork and chicken burgers together with Frankfurter, Thuringer, and Italian sausages, served with mashed potato, chili con carne and salad bar, as much as you can eat for THB 449.  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.  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 Orchid Pattaya, Beach Road, North Pattaya, Tel 038 418418, E-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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.

Seafood BBQ buffet at Oasis Restaurant.

Oasis Restaurant offers a popular Seafood BBQ buffet with various mouth-watering dishes including salmon, king crab, rock lobster, tiger prawn, fresh oyster trolley, and much more every Saturday night at only Baht 1,399.- net per person with half price for children from 6-12 years.  Duo musicians and live cabaret show perform from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Oasis Restaurant is located at the lower main lobby near the water park of the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya.  For more information or reservations, call 038 301 234 ext 4261.

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.

A choice of mousse at Sheraton Pattaya Resort.A choice of mousse at Sheraton Pattaya Resort.

Enjoy classic mousse dessert at Sheraton Pattaya Resort throughout March: Made with organic fruits, premium chocolate and Oregon hazelnuts and available all day and every day at Elements Restaurant with price THB 320++ per dish.  For more information or reservations, call 038 259 888 or go to website: www.sheratonpattayaresort.com.

Intimate surroundings and a magnificent wine wall provide a distinctive backdrop for sophisticated dining at Flare restaurant.  Experience an exquisite new menu of the authentic taste of Thai cuisine, as it captures the freshness of its surrounds and fuses it with a global twist.  Sample “Hoy Nang Rom” made with fresh Fine de Claire oysters from the southern regions of France or perhaps a “Som Tum”, imaginatively prepared tableside.  Finish your evening with “Cafe Bo’Lan” or maybe “Bai Tuey” - a very international crème brûlée.  Also available are an exciting range of wines from Thailand’s emerging vineyards.  Available for a limited time only in Flare, level 15 of the Hilton Hotel Pattaya from 6:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. daily.  For bookings, please dial 038 253 000 or email: pattaya. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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.

With a full salad and dessert buffet station, diners at Cascade can select their main course on the menu featuring Thai and western dishes such as fried seafood with garlic and hot basil leaf served with steamed jasmine rice; grilled chicken breast with barbecue sauce; breaded fish fillet, French fries and tartar sauce and many more. Price is THB 299++ per person (food only).  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.

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 opens from 5:00pm until 1:00am - restaurant from 6:00pm until 11:30pm.  Guests can indulge in style with a twist or simply relax in the most chilling Infinity Bar and enjoy the gentle sea breeze and romance sunset in a comfortable and relaxed entertainment venue.  The new ‘Sunset Session’ promotion offers guests an array of signature cocktails and “best sellers”, including Yello, Sea Breeze, Mojito, Cosmopolitan, Bloody Mary, Singapore Sling and beers on a one-for-one basis.  The promotion is available daily from 5 pm to 7 pm at Horizon.  For more information or reservations please call +66 (0)38 253 000 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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

Available throughout March at the Breeze SPA, Amari Orchid Resort Pattaya, treat yourself to a mango sticky rice body scrub, created from the famous Thai dessert, to help purify and moisture your skin.  The package starts at THB 2,900 net for two hours including the coco mango sticky rice body scrub and a signature mood massage of your choice.  Take away a new mango sticky rice exfoliating body wash (150 m.) valued at THB 450 free with this package.  For more information, contact Breeze SPA, Amari Pattaya at 038 418 418 ext. 840.

Mango sticky rice body scrub at Breeze Spa, Amari Pattaya.

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

Entertainment

An exclusive Miss Thai Lovely Cocktail Party will be held at the Ruffino Lounge on the rooftop of the Centara Grand Phratamnak hotel on Monday, March 17 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.  DJ Diva will be spinning some hot tunes as the 20 Miss Thai Lovely models host a party featuring live cooking stations and a free flow of red/white wine, beer and beluga cocktails.  After 8 p.m. there will be a special discount on drinks and delicious homemade pizzas are buy 1 get 1 free.  The party is open to 60 guests only.  To attend, send your name, phone number and your company name by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 087 214 1143 for more information.

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.

The Bella Voce choir group will be giving their first performance of the year as part of a short intro entertainment before the main concert of Tenor Kim Jun Man as he sings his favorite opera arias at the Sunset Beach Estate Club House in Na Jomtien, on Saturday, March 22 starting at 6 p.m.  Ticket price is 1,500 baht and includes a buffet dinner.  Contact Simone for reservations at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 087 112 6357.

Pattaya Players next murder-mystery stage production will be ‘A Ghostly Crime’ taking place on March 28 & 29 at The Courtyard on Soi Siam Country Club Road.  The evening performances will include an assortment of finger foods for starters, a delicious buffet dinner, and desserts.  A special prize will be awarded to the super sleuth in the audience each evening.  Tickets cost THB 750 and can be purchased through Pattaya Players (www.pattayaplayers.org) or at The Courtyard by calling 081 250 6400 or 038 734 522.

The Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) will be holding a 10-pin bowling family fun competition at the PS Bowl (above Tops) in central Pattaya on Saturday, March 29 at 6 p.m.  Cost to enter is 500 baht per person or 2,000 per team, which includes 2 games, shoe hire and buffet dinner.  Lots of prizes will also be given away on the night.  To register or for more information, email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Ruffino Restaurant & Lounge at Centara Grand Phratamnak Resort Pattaya presents Thailand’s premier female DJ, DJ Diva, every Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 19:00 - 23:00.  Centara Grand Phratamnak Resort is located on Soi 5, Pratamnak, South Pattaya.  Tel. 038 306 337 for more information.

dusitD2 baraquda Pattaya invites you to come and relax, sip a cocktail or two and enjoy the dulcet tones of classic live jazz performed by the famous saxophonist Aht Gunlayanakupt, a.k.a. the Kenny G. of Thailand.  Performances of “a new jazz in town” are held every Friday and Saturday evening at the the rooftop sunset lounge from 8 p.m.  For more information and reservations, call 038 769 999 or send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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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