The 2012 Pattaya International Music Festival will take place along Beach Road and at Bali Hai Pier from March 16-18. Regarded as one of the biggest international beach music festivals in Asia, the event will bring together a number of famous Asian and Thai artists and over 400,000 music fans are expected to attend over the three days. For more information call the TAT Pattaya Office on 038 427 667.
A joint AmCham/AustCham and BCCT Eastern Seaboard networking evening will take place on Friday 16th March from 6.30 - 8.30 pm at the Hilton Pattaya. The cost of admission is 400 for AMCHAM/AustCham/BCCT members & THB 800 for non- members. Book can be made online at website: www.bccthai.com.
The next Movers & Shakers charity networking function will be held on Tuesday 27th March 2012 from 6:30-9:00 PM at the St. Regis Hotel in Bangkok. The sponsors for the evening are property developers the Tulip Group. For more information about the event go to www.moversshakerscharity.com.
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 Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) next meeting will be on Sunday, March 11. The guest speaker will be Peter Marsh from Black Star Jewelry who will be speaking on how to avoid fraud when purchasing sapphires and rubies that are available in Thailand. 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. 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.
Cake ‘n’ Calories at Drift, Hilton Pattaya.
Hilton Pattaya has launched its newest bakery offering, ‘Cake ‘n’ Calories’ at the picturesque Drift on level 16 of the hotel. ‘Cake ‘n’ Calories’ is available daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the menu includes muesli and cereal creations, fresh fruit juices and smoothies, a variety of desserts, whole cakes, power bars, giant cookies and macaroons. Guests can access free high speed wireless Internet while admiring stunning views of Pattaya Bay at Drift. The service is also available to-go. For more information, visit www.pattaya.hilton.com or contact the hotel directly on 038 825 3000.
Every Wednesday and Saturday from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Le Marin Restaurant at the Cape Racha Hotel in Sriracha invites you to end your day with a high quality set dinner. The four-course menu includes an all-you-can-eat antipasto and salad bar and a delicious choice of main courses, such as Beef Roulade with potato wedges or Orecchiette with Parma Ham and mushrooms; plus homemade cake or ice cream for dessert. The set dinner is priced at 350 baht ++ per person, including a glass of wine. For reservations or more information call 038 314 288 or visit the website at www.capecollection.com
Green Paradise cocktail - available in March at Havana Bar & Terrazzo.
Visit Havana Bar and Terrazzo, Holiday Inn Pattaya any day of the week and find out about all the special offers in store. Highlights include daily 50% discount on all pizzas of over 20 varieties from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. After 7 p.m. every day, continue with the famous “Buy 1 get 1 free” Happy Hour from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. with a wide selection of refreshments including the recommended “Green Paradise” cocktail –a balanced combination of lychee and lemon flavor blended with Glengoyne single malt and Crème de Menthe, available only in March. Live band appears from 8:30 p.m. until late every Wednesday, Friday & Saturday with Wednesday as the all-night Happy Hour from 7 p.m. - midnight. Become a member at Havana Bar & Terrazzo and receive numerous special offers and privileges. For the month of March, Hi Club member receive a complimentary “Buy 1 get 1 Free” voucher for a foot massage treatment at Tea Tree Spa when dining at minimum THB 2,000/check (maximum 4 guests/table). For more information please visit www.facebook.com/HavanaBar.Pattaya or call 038 725 555.
Expand your culinary horizons in March and let Chef Adrian W. O’Herlihy at the Cascade Restaurant take you to the unspoiled Tasmanian midlands with only the top premium Aurora lamb creations for you to enjoy. Selections include: warm Aurora lamb salad with white beans & shallot custard; salad of charred Aurora lamb loin with lentils & arugula, red wine vinaigrette & lemon-cayenne aioli; roasted loin of Aurora lamb with tamarind port sauce, glazed baby vegetables, colcannon & shallot-garlic confit and others. The Cascade is located near the Main Lobby of Dusit Thani Pattaya. Open daily from 6 a.m. - 1 a.m. For reservations call (0) 3842 5611-7 ext. 2153.
Yummy Strawberries at Sheraton Pattaya Resort.
Mata Hari Restaurant offers a selection of gourmet food just arrived from the North Sea: Dover sole, baby turbot, raw herring, and from Holland the famous Dutch smoked baby eel. Asian food? Try Mata Hari’s new special: Nasi Rames: a Dutch Indonesian Colonial favourite which consists of many different delicious dishes on one plate. Mata Hari Restaurant is located on Thappraya Road in Pattaya. For more information or reservations call 038 259 799, email louis@matahari restaurant.com or go to the restaurant 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 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.
The Royal Cliff Hotels Group presents a fantastic dining opportunity at the Larn Thong authentic Thai traditions restaurant every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. located at the Grand Hotel. The hotel’s 5-star international culinary team will prepare a spectacular seafood and BBQ spread featuring selections that will leave you in awe. This tri-weekly dining delight is a great chance to re-energise and get together with family and friends for amazing food at an unbeatable price! For more information, please visit www.royalcliff.com.
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 980++ per person and Sunday-Friday at baht 880++ 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 at the Pullman Pattaya Aisawan invites you to sample Asian fantasia cuisine to tempt the senses every Monday night. Subtle spicing and your favorite dishes are presented in an “eat as much as you can” buffet for only Baht 799. On Wednesdays more sumptuous oriental cuisine awaits you for only 799 baht including 75 cl of wine. Enjoy selections such as tabouleh, fattoush, Greek salad, hommos, couscous with lamb, chicken, merguez, mix fish and cat fish. Complete your oriental dining experience with temping desserts such as Moroccan date pudding, cinnamon oranges, M’hanncha, baklawa or sweet cous-cous. On Thursdays Brazilian flair arrives with favorites such aschurrasco; chicken leg with piripiri sauce, pork sausage, pichanha, top sirloin, alligator, duck breast in soya glaze, prawns and more. Salads and appetizers include Avarje (fried shrimps ball), kibe (Lebanese Kee-bee), grilled shrimp skewers with honeydew gazpacho. Come to taste the best of South America for a special price of 799 baht for all you can eat including 75 cl. of wine per person. For more information or reservation, please call 038 411 9408.
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.
Asian black chicken dishes at The Peak.
Throughout March, indulge in a specialty menu at the Peak Chinese Restaurant featuring the meat of the silkie, the unique Asian black chicken. Dishes include boiled black chicken with Chinese ginseng wine; double-boiled black chicken with Yunnan ham and Lin jie mushrooms; wok-fried black chicken with Chinese spinach & fresh garlic; braised black chicken with abalone bamboo pith and fragrant brown sauce and crisp-fried black chicken with Chinese herbs. 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
Afternoon tea at The Montien Hotel, Pattaya.
In March, The Bay Restaurant will feature seamless contemporary cuisine from the north of Italy with dishes such as: seared sea bass, tomato confit, red wine glaze, basil-whipped potatoes, baby vegetables, aged balsamico; Tartelletta with shallot tartlet, creamy potato puree, imported goat cheese; Scottadito featuring Agnello scottadito - flame-grilled lamb chops, fresh rosemary & garlic; Genoese capponata, crisped garlic mashed potato and more. 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.
7 days 7 themes lunch at Edge restaurant, Hilton Pattaya. Want to try something different each day? Come to Edge at Hilton Pattaya - a stylish, all-day Pan-Asian dining venue with a modern, open kitchen and you’ll be amazed of this mouthwateringly concept - 7 days 7 themes lunch! Monday lunch - Post Weekend BBQ (new concept) featuring BBQ station with freshly grilled sausages, pork cuts Korean style, classic minute beef steaks with BBQ condiments like sauces, spices & mustards. We also serve our famous chorizo burritos. Tuesday lunch - Pizza & Pasta featuring Italian flavor in the kitchen & some flying dough. Wednesday lunch - Sandwiches & Burgers featuring classics & some new favorites. Thursday lunch - Extended Asia (new concept) featuring variety of delicious Asian food e.g. Hints of Japan with sushi, Vietnam with the famous vegetarian spring rolls, Singaporean chicken rice - our famous duck rolls. Watch out for the vertical, freshly baked naan bread together with some other Indian flavours. Friday Lunch - Pattaya Seafood featuring seafood on ice or from the grill. Saturday Lunch - Signatures & Sweets featuring international delights & homemade cakes. All lunches served from 12 noon - 2.30 p.m., only at THB 350 net per person except Friday Seafood lunch for THB 400 net per person. Edge is located on level 14, Hilton Pattaya. For reservations please call 03 825 3077.
The Brunch Experience
Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya’s new Pizzeria, located next to Starz Diner, is the place for freshly baked classic Neapolitan Style Pizza, classic pasta as well as continental main courses, open 12 noon till 10.30pm. Every Sunday, feast on the Jazz Brunch with a delicious array of dishes from across the world, live jazz and free-flow champagne cocktails to savour the weekend by the poolside, call 038 428 755-9 for reservation.
Pizza & Pasta on Tuesday’s lunch menu at Edge restaurant.
Sunday Brunch with the view at Edge restaurant, Hilton Pattaya! Experience LIVE cooking and buffet stations featuring fresh seafood and salad selections, Parma ham cut, Japanese, Italian and Thai specialties, as well as grill and carving stations plus huge dessert stations including warm crepes, ice cream, sorbet and fresh fruit with chocolate fountain. At Edge, you could also enjoy fabulous panoramic ocean views of the gulf of Thailand! Sunday brunch at Edge also includes ‘Kidz corner’ featuring ‘Cooking club’ and much more fun activities for all kids. Enjoy a range of brunch delights on every Sundays from 12.00 till 3.30 pm for only THB 1,200 net per person while wine buffet at THB 700 net per person. Edge is located on level 14, Hilton Pattaya, for reservations please call 038 253 077.
Pullman Pattaya Aisawan presents Pattaya’s first and only Beach Club style Sunday Brunch ‘Gossip Beach Brunch’ from noon to 5 p.m. with live music every Sunday. An extravagant buffet is available offering delicious appetizers & salads, fresh seafood, sushi & sashimi, BBQ selection, cold cuts, carving and more! Select one of three buffet prices: 1,200 Baht including a bottle of Perrier; 1,800 Baht including a bottle of Sparkling; 3,200 Baht including a bottle of Champagne or mix and match your table to suit. Free for children under 12 years old. For more info or reservation call 038 411 940-8 or fbm@pullmanpattaya aisawan.com
Legendary singer Thee Chaiyadej will be performing ‘live’ with his band at the Soul Lounge, Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya on Saturday 10 March from 11pm onwards.
Thee Chaiyadej ‘Live’ at Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya.
Rooftop film festival at dusitD2 baraquda Pattaya.
“Sala Chalermkrung Khon” a newly formed Thai masked dance group of 80 people from a variety of leading institutes are presenting every Friday and Saturday at Bangkok’s Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theatre: “Khon” (the acme of Thai dramatic arts) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are priced at 1,000 and 1,200 baht. For reservations please contact Sala Chalermkrung, tel: 02 224 4400, website: www.Salachalermkrung.com or Thai Ticket Major, tel: 02 262 3456, website: thaiticketmajor.com. Sala Chalermkrung is located at corner Tri Phet Road, Charoen Krung Road.
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.
Hilton Pattaya is offering a 20% off ‘stay and dining’ promotion for bookings made up to March 31, 2012. To book, call 038 253 000 or visit pattaya.hilton.com
For a refreshing rejuvenation at anytime of the day try the Tea Tree Spa at Holiday Inn Pattaya. Located on 5th floor offering a variety of treatments in a tranquil, secluded area with the highlight being the outdoor pavilions where you can enjoy the breathtaking views of Pattaya Bay while being pampered with the best treatments. Special for March, arrive at Tea Tree Spa in a pair for a 1 hour foot massage and receive a bottle of sparkling wine free. Package offers at THB 1,990. For more information please call 038 725 555 or visit www.facebook.com/TeaTreeSpa.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.