Community Happenings – Friday May 8 – May 14, 2015

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Events

The next meeting of the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) will be on Sunday, May 10. Everyone is warmly welcome. Stewart ‘Froggy’ Fraser will speak on the topic: “Building a Sports Bar Family Restaurant from Scratch in Pattaya.” 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 at 10:30 a.m. with a buffet breakfast available from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

A Joint Chambers Eastern Seaboard Networking Evening will be held at the Seaboard 1 Room, 17th floor Hilton Pattaya Hotel on Friday, May 15 from 6.00 – 9.00 p.m. (last drinks served at 8.30 p.m.). Price of admission is THB 500 for members of BCCT, AustCham, AmCham, GTCC & SATCC and THB 1,000 for non-members (cash payment at the door). For more information and reservations, go to chamber websites: www.bccthai.com, www. austchamthailand.com or www.amchamthailand.com.

The Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) holds Luncheon and Coffee Mornings on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month respectively at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. Bookings for coffees send email to [email protected] (and for lunches to [email protected]). The Club also holds a Newcomers’ Coffee Morning at 11:30 a.m. on the last Monday of each month at Casa Pascal on Second Road (opposite Royal Garden Plaza). For more information contact Christine Ross at [email protected] or go to website: www.pilc-pattaya.com.

Dining

Jameson’s Pub weekly 2-course special menu: 375 baht (net) includes main course with a choice of starter. Main course option 2: All Day Jameson’s Big Breakfast – two eggs cooked to your desire, rashers of back and streaky bacon, two pork sausages, black pudding, grilled mushrooms, baked beans, tinned tomatoes (or fresh if preferred), fried bread, sauté potato, toast, marmalade and butter: 199 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.

The owners of Shenanigans Jomtien have introduced a fabulous new menu. In addition to their famous UK, European selection, you can now enjoy real Indian meals. The Indian Curry Club’s new Tandoor kitchen is open within the Shenanigans kitchen. The usual extensive menu is available daily while Thursday nights are dedicated to the Indian Curry Club. For more information, call 089 021 4502.

Whether you like them steamed or deep fried with meat or seafood, you are sure to enjoy a great selection of dim sum items during the ‘All You Can Eat Dim Sum for Lunch’ promotion at The Peak Restaurant of the Dusit Thani Pattaya hotel. Soup and dessert are also included for THB 650++ per person (food only). Available Mondays – Fridays from 11:30am till 2:00pm. Tel: 038 425 611-7 Ext. 2149, 2276.

Spices Bar & Grill offers fine Indian dining in a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere. Sample excellent cocktails and sensational food every day from 5 p.m. – 1 a.m. Happy hours run daily from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. (buy 1 get 1 free) and Wednesday is Ladies Night (first drink on the house). Located on Soi Yume (opposite Trust Condo). For more information and reservations, call 038 716 693 or visit www.spicesbarngrill.com.

Buffet dinner for seafood lovers at [email protected] Design Hotel Pattaya. Indulge in the best quality seafood & BBQ buffet dinner at the Big Fish Restaurant located on the 6th floor of the hotel. Enjoy a long list of menu items from the cooking stations including fresh oyster, tiger prawns, river prawns, white shrimp, New Zealand blue mussel and sea escargot accompanied by a wide choice of spicy sauces. The seafood buffet dinner is available every night from 18.00-22.30 hrs. at THB 555 net per person and THB 899 net per person with free flow red and white wine. For more information and reservation, call 038-930-600 or email to [email protected]

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 [email protected] or go through the website at: www.mataharipattaya.com.

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.

Saturday Night BBQ Buffet at The Bay Restaurant: Dine al fresco and enjoy a fantastic selection of meat and seafood BBQ items as well as international cuisine in the Saturday Night BBQ Buffet. Open from 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. at The Bay Restaurant of Dusit Thani Pattaya. Buffet price is THB 1,490++ per person (food only) – add a free flow of wine, beer, juice and soft drinks at an additional THB 599++ per person. For reservations, call 038 425 611-7 Ext 2149-50.

Havana Bar & Terrazzo Restaurant introduces ‘Salmon Season’ throughout May. Savour 4 menu selections from the Atlantic Salmon seasonal special including Salmon Papillote with spinach, Spicy Cajun Salmon with pesto mashed potatoes, Deep Fried Salmon and Tiger Prawn served with mixed salad and Phad Krapow Salmon served with steamed rice. Priced at THB 550 net. Also don’t forget to check our Havana Bar’s special 7 days 7 surprises promotion featuring a different F&B promotion each day. Havana Bar & Terrazzo Restaurant is located at the Holiday Inn Pattaya. For more information or reservations call 038 725 555.

Louis Restaurant is offering a new weekly set dinner menu alongside the regular a la carte menu items. The set menu includes a choice of starters, main courses and desserts. Louis Restaurant also offers a set lunch menu for THB 250-290. Louis is located on Naklua Soi 31 or North Pattaya Road Soi 6. For reservations contact Vichai on mobile 081 001 3298 or email: [email protected]

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. A superb mid-week buffet featuring tasty European favourites is also available every Wednesday from 6.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. priced at THB 599 per person (add THB 400 for a free flow of beer). Located at the Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya on Pratamnak Road, Soi 5. For more information and bookings call 038 306 337 or e-mail: [email protected]

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. 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.

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. 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.

Seasonal white asparagus is being served at Acqua Restaurant this May. The traditional accompaniment of Hollandaise sauce is available with the addition of smoked salmon or Parma ham. Fettuccine served with white asparagus, smoked salmon and saffron cream; and grilled Australian Wagyu tenderloin and Barramundi fillets will be accompanied by white asparagus and Hollandaise sauce. Acqua Italian Restaurant is open from 6pm from 11pm and is located in the main lobby of the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. For reservations, call 038 714 981.

Holiday Inn Pattaya has introduced an exciting selection of new recipes to its menu at East Coast Kitchen and Café G. The signature dishes were created by the Chef Ian Kittichai, an Ambassador on IHG’s new Culinary Panel. Guests can expect to taste delectable delights such as grilled pork with lemongrass, spicy and sour soup with grilled tiger prawn, vegetable yellow curry, crispy rice cracker with chicken in coconut milk relish and crispy turmeric marinated chicken. For more information or reservations call 038 725 555.

Promotions

Guests can save 60% off for Executive Club access benefits when booking a minimum 2 nights at the Holiday Inn Pattaya until 30th June 2015. Relax at the Executive Club on 25th floor with daily international breakfast buffet, welcome fruit amenity upon arrival, evening drinks and canapés from 6.00pm to 8.00pm and complimentary wireless internet access in room and throughout the hotel. In addition there is also all day access to the Executive Club with complimentary tea, coffee, soft drinks, fruits and snack to ensure that you stay relaxed at Holiday Inn Pattaya. For information and reservations call 038 725 555.

Hot deal package at Amari Ocean Pattaya: book seven days in advance and take advantage of up to 15% off the best available rates on the hotel’s website, daily buffet breakfast, a 20% discount at Breeze Spa and 10% off food and beverages. This offer is available for Deluxe Ocean View Twin and Executive Club King, booking from now until 31 March 2016. Prices start at 7,826 THB for a minimum two-night stay. For more information, call Amari Pattaya 038 418 418 or visit www.amari.com/ocean-pattaya, www.facebook.com/AmariOcean.

Entertainment

The Alangkarn Lantern Festival is currently being held until May 31, 2015. Highlighting the Sichuan province of China, the festival features amazing sound and light shows, acrobatic displays and a 3D photo zone along with many more attractions. Open from 17:00-23:00 daily at the Alangkarn Theatre in Pattaya. Tickets are available at 150 THB each.  Call 090-1292316.

Hard Rock Pattaya’s annual Dance Competition is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 9. Come check out the hottest dancers in the country as they battle it out for championship honours. Free entry for spectators! For more information call 038 428755 or check website: www.pattaya.hardrockhotels.net.

American Northwest Music School will present a 5 Grand piano 20 hand classical concert on Sunday, June 7 from 7:00 p.m. at the Napalai Ballroom of the Dusit Thani Pattaya. Ticket Price: 1,250 baht inclusive of dinner buffet and soft drinks at the Cascade Restaurant (dinner served from 5:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.) For reservations send email to [email protected] or SMS to 098-508-6477.

Come and enjoy live music at the Jazz Pit Pub. Listen to great music by Thomas Reimer, one of the most famous European Jazz guitarists, playing live on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 7.00 p.m. – 11.00 p.m. The Jazz Pit is located on Soi 5 off Pattaya Beach and 2nd Road. Tel: 038 428 374. And you can also catch Thomas performing on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Sugar Hut restaurant on Thappraya Road, call 038 364 186 for details.

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 [email protected] or go to www.facebook.com/HardRockCafePattaya.

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

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. Should you be a former UK service man or women in need of help please contact us in confidence at: [email protected] Should you wish to join our branch, please contact: [email protected] or for general enquiries send email to [email protected], www.rbl thailand.org.

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.