The next Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) meeting will be held on Sunday, March 23. Everyone is warmly welcome. The speaker will be member Roger Fox whose topic will be “Healthy Habits for Healthier Expats.” 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.
The Silpakorn Summer Music School (SSMS) Orchestra will play a program of classical works featuring music by Richard Strauss, Wagner, Smetana and M.L. Usni Pramoj at Tiffany’s show lounge starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday April 5. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Hand to Hand Charity, one of the charity projects of the Pattaya International Ladies Club. Tickets cost 400 baht and 600 baht and are available from Tiffany’s on Second Road in north Pattaya.
Enjoy a “Cowboy night” BBQ buffet at Flames restaurant every Monday night from 19.00 - 22.30hrs - priced at only THB 1,299 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 at Dusit Thani Pattaya.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great Brazilian food at Zico’s.
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.
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.
Monday Curry Night at Tavern by the Sea.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Anda Performing Arts School offers classes in Dance (ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip-hop), Music (piano, violin, guitar, drums, voices), Visual art (painting, drawing, claywork), Drama, Gymnastics and Zumba right here in Jomtien! Classes for kids and adults are taught by professional instructors. For more information: www.andaschool.com.
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.
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.
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.