Community Happenings – Friday May 12 – May 18, 2017

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The next meeting of the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) will be held on Sunday, May 14. Ron Hunter returns to talk about 3D printing and where he believes the technology is headed. The program starts at 10:30 am with a buffet breakfast available from 9:00 to 11:00am on the 4th floor of the Holiday Inn Executive Tower located behind the Holiday Inn’s Bay Tower on Beach Road.

A Joint Chambers Eastern Seaboard networking evening will be held at the AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa on Friday, May 19 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. (last drinks at 8.30 p.m.). Entrance cost is THB 500 for members and guests of participating chambers and THB 1000 for non-members includes free-flow drinks and finger food. For more information visit website: www.bccthai.com.

The Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) will be holding a Charity Bingo Night on Saturday, May 20 at the Robin Hood Tavern, Avenue Mall, Pattaya 2nd Road, starting at 7 p.m. 500 baht entry fee includes one free bingo card and a variety of food plus 10% of normal drink prices. To register, email Lada at [email protected] or Pauline at [email protected].

The Tiger Balm Pattaya Trail Half Marathon will take place at Horseshoe Point Resort on Sunday 25 June from 6:00am. Categories include a half marathon 21km, super mini marathon 16km, super fun-run 8km and a fun-run 3.5km. Entry fee includes a race T-shirt and trophies for the top runners in each category. For more information and registration, go to: www.facebook.com/events/411870049182789/.

A stamp market is held every Sunday from 10.00 a.m. till 3.00 p.m.at Rahnpintang Moe Kata Restaurant, Panji Place, on Soi Ponphraphanimit 7 (200m from the Bangkok Highway underpass). Here can you exchange stamps from the whole world. Call 089 091 3418 for more information and directions.

Dining

Super saver deal & moonlight dining at AVANI Hotels & Resorts Pattaya: Garden Café invites you to an international & BBQ seafood buffet from 8:00pm – 10:00pm priced at THB 650 net including one free soft drink. Sala Rim Nam authentic Thai restaurant meanwhile offers a ‘moonlight dining’ promotion from 8:00pm – 10:00pm. Any customer who comes during these hours will receive a 20% discount off their bill. For more information and reservations, call 038 412 120 or Email to: [email protected].

The Thai Garden Resort offers nightly dining presentations with different themed “all you can eat” buffets at the resort poolside: Monday – pizza & pasta buffet; Tuesday – BBQ buffet; Wednesday – multi-cuisine buffet; Thursday – German buffet with roasted pig; Friday – Thai buffet; Saturday – international buffet; Sunday – steak & skewers buffet. The buffet starts from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. All this for just 399 baht net per adult, 199 baht net for children under 12 and free for children under 4. 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.

Nisha Pub & Restaurant is a poolside restaurant in Pattaya offering an elegant and relaxing atmosphere for dining, whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner. The venue is also unique for private events, meetings, parties, corporate events, birthday parties, award ceremonies or wedding receptions. The venue can cater for up to 500 people. The menu has a large selection of international, Thai and Indian cuisines. You won’t be disappointed with the food, and the prices are exceptionally reasonable. The big screen TV makes sports viewing very easy and stay for the live music. Nisha is located off Third Road, past the Pattaya Golf Driving range and the Pattaya Sports Club. Opening hours 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. (swimming pool closes at 6 p.m. and kitchen at 2 a.m.), secure street side parking outside. For reservations, corporate and group enquiries contact by email: [email protected] or call at 097 187 9454.

The Bay Grill & Buffet at Dusit Thani Pattaya: Dine with a sea view and enjoy seafood and meat barbecue accompanied by Thai and international items from soup, appetizers and main courses to dessert for only THB 900++ per person. Free flowing beverage for additional THB 599++ per person. The Bay is open daily from 18:30 – 22:00. Call 038 425 611-7 ext. 2149 0r 2150 for more information and reservations.

Food from the 4 Thai regions available at Oasis restaurant throughout this month: From the North comes kaw soi tok, a traditional Chiang Mai dish in which braised beef is served with egg noodles, cashew nut, fried shallot and Thai herbs in a creamy coconut yellow curry sauce. Price: THB 280++. Moving to the Northeast, there is sao noi pa pang, a favourite amongst the people of Isaan, who marinate a mixture of eryngii, shitake and straw mushrooms and then steam them with bamboo shoots. Price: THB 250++. From down South, there is ma mhun. Originating from Hat Yai, with strong influences from Malaysia just across the border, this dish combines the rich flavours of braised duck with a spicy rendang style curry sauce. Price: THB 280++. Moving to Central region, jao aoun len sen is one of the most popular of Bangkok’s street foods, made from marinated pork fried with lemongrass and topped off with kaffir lime leaves. Price: THB 250++. Oasis restaurant is located at the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya and is open from 06.00 to 23.00 hrs. For reservations call 038-714981.

Jameson’s Pub weekly 3-course special menu 395 baht (net): Available Mon-Sat from midday to midnight. Starters include homemade oxtail soup with hot bread, tomato dip with pita bread, poached egg on black pudding. Main course options include pork knuckle with braised cabbage and sautéed potatoes, lamb cutlets with sweet corn, scallop potato and garden peas, chicken curry with white rice, or beef stew served in an earthenware dish. This week’s dessert is chocolate trifle, or a selection of ice creams, or Irish coffee. Fabulous roast dinners with all the trimmings also available every Sunday, priced from 340 baht – 400 baht. Jameson’s is located on Soi Sukrudee (Soi A.R.) in Central Pattaya. Call 038 361 874 for more information or visit website: www.jamesons-pattaya.com.

Big Fish restaurant at [email protected] Design Hotel Pattaya presents a ‘Business Lunch Set’ with a 3-course menu from which to choose your own favorites: Thai set (marinated Thai chicken satay with peanut sauce, chicken yellow curry with onion, potatoes, roti and jasmine rice and mango sticky rice with coconut milk), Western set (crab with smoked salmon salad with basil lime chili sauce, Cumbo’s crawfish etouffee with chili, tomatoes and steamed rice and mango Panna cotta) or Fusion set (creamy pumpkin soup with grilled marinate prawn, grilled beef outside steak with potato wedges and gravy kaffir lime sauce and lemon crème brûlée with vanilla ice cream). Served every day from 11.30 am – 2.30 pm at Big Fish restaurant on the 6th floor of the hotel. Price: THB 350 net/person. For more information or reservations, call 06-3903- 9754 or [email protected]

7 Days 7 Themes Buffet by the Bay at Edge, Hilton Pattaya: An international buffet served with magnificent views of Pattaya bay. Lunch buffet: Monday Tex Mex and more at THB 580 net per guest; Tuesday Mediterranean Flavours at THB 580 net per guest; Wednesday Burgers, Sandwiches & Salads at THB 580 net per guest; Thursday Across Asia at THB 580 net per guest; Friday Pattaya Seafood at THB 650 net per guest; Saturday Weekend BBQ at THB 650 net per guest; Sunday Brunch at THB 1,500 net per guest. Dinner buffet: Sunday – Thursday International Dinner Buffet at THB 1,050 net per guest; Friday Seafood Extravaganza at THB 1,300 net per guest; Saturday Meat Lovers at THB 1,300 net per guest. Edge restaurant is located on level 14 of Hilton Pattaya, open from 12noon – 2.30pm for lunch buffet, 12noon – 3pm for Sunday Brunch and 6pm – 10.30pm for dinner buffet. For more information or reservations, call 038 253 000 or email to [email protected].

The World Burger Tour is back at Hard Rock Pattaya and ready to take all guests on an international adventure. This month sample an English Breakfast Burger from London, Kimchi Burger from Seoul, South Korea, Tennessee BBQ Burger from the United States, or a Rome Burger from Italy. All made with 100% certified Angus beef. Prices start at Bt. 739. For more information or to make a dining reservation, call 038 426635 or e-mail: [email protected].

Spa Promotions/ Wedding Services

eforea spa at Hilton Pattaya invites you to come and experience a ‘Wellness and Well-being’ spa package with special treatments from May until July 2017. Begin with an exfoliating body scrub and continue with a preferred body massage to reduce stress and relieve pain. Complete the package with a powerful mini treatment that’s designed for your ultimate relaxation. Wellness and Well-being spa package is priced at THB 4,500 net per person and THB 8,000 net per couple for 2 hours at eforea spa on level 17 of the Hilton Pattaya from 10am – 10pm. For more information or reservations, call 038 253 000 or email: [email protected] .

AVANI Spa offers unique, hand-picked treatments such as the signature touch oil massage which focuses on the shoulders, upper arms and upper body sides to release muscle tightness, and signature facials that create natural youthfulness, deep purity and intense hydration. For quick treats and salon services, tasters, massage therapies, plus manicure and pedicures, call 038 412 120 or visit www.avanihotels.com/pattaya.

Two hours of rose-scented bliss await couples at Spa Cenvaree, in Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, with the Rose-Infused Ritual for Couples, a spa journey conducted in the privacy of a spa suite for two. Priced at THB 2,999++ per person (a saving of 30 percent on the price for singles), the session includes a free rose water face mist and rose body lotion gift package to take home. For reservations call 038-301234 Ext 4333 or send email to: [email protected],  website: www.spacenvaree.com.

Entertainment

The 8th installment of the popular Samed In Love music festival will be held Saturday, June 3 at Sa Keaw Beach on Koh Samed. The event will feature a variety of Thailand’s most popular pop, rock, dance, hip-hop and reggae acts. The event starts at 12 Noon and lasts until midnight. Entrance cost is THB 1500.

Enjoy great music from Thomas Reimer, one of the most famous European Jazz guitarists, playing live every evening (except Thursday) from 6.00 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Sugar Hut restaurant on Thappraya Road, call 038 364 186 for details.

Community Services

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 [email protected]

Groups & Associations

Post 12146 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America meets the second Thursday of each month at 18:00 on the second floor of the Camel Pub in Ban Chang. If you’re are interested, please contact Dan Morgan Membership Chairman at banchangvfw [email protected] or visit website: www.banchangvfwpost12146.org.

The Royal British Legion Thailand meets the last Saturday of every month from 2 p.m. at the Tropical Bar on Soi Khao Noi (Watboonsampan near the Temple entrance) in East Pattaya. You do not need to have served in the Armed Forces to become a member and can join in the many social events arranged throughout the year. The Legion’s primary aim is the care and welfare of those who have served and/or their dependents. For general enquiries send email to [email protected], www.rblthailand.org.

Al-Anon Family Group. For more info, call the Helpline 092 674 4109 or John 089 933 7227.

Alcoholics Anonymous: The Pattaya Group meets Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. All meetings are closed (alcoholics only) and are held at Soi Skaw Beach (off Pattaya 2nd Rd). Contact Carl 08-456-31-671. 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.

The Samaritans of Thailand 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. (02) 713-6791.

Overeaters Anonymous – The ‘Up to You’ group meets Wednesdays 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. 3 English speaking meetings in Pattaya near Central Festival and 2 in Jomtien each week. Also regular Thai speaking meetings at 12 noon every Sunday, and Persian Farsi speaking meetings at 5.30 pm on Thursdays. Please call the Hotline for details.