A Joint BCCT/AustCham/AmCham Eastern Seaboard Networking Evening will be held on Friday, November 16 at the Nova Platinum hotel in south Pattaya. The event starts at 6 p.m. and a free flow of alcoholic beverages will be served while stocks last. Entrance is 350 baht for members and 750 baht for non-members. For more information and/or registration, log onto www.bccthai.com.
The Queen’s Cup St. Regis ‘Pink Polo’ tournament will be held at the Thai Polo and Equestrian Club in Pattaya on Saturday, November 17. Top female players from around the country will compete on horseback for the 2012 Queen’s Cup whilst at the same time helping to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer. There will be a variety of activities for the whole family to enjoy including pony rides for kids, a horseback fashion show, and shopping for polo lifestyle brands such as La Martina from Argentina and commemorative products from the Thai Polo Club. For more information, call 02 650 3055-7 or email thaipoloclub@ lbg.co.th.
Teams of rowers from around SE Asia will be competing against each other in the colourful and spectacular Indo China Long Boat Racing event to be staged at Lake Mabprachan, Pattaya over the weekend November 17 & 18. There will also be a series of buffalo races held to provide further entertainment for spectators. Admission is free of charge. For more information, call Nongprue Municipality on Tel. 0-3893-3327
The 2012 Ploenchit Fair will be held at Bangkok International School on Saturday, November 24 from 10.00am - 9.00pm. This charity fundraising event is a family fun day, based on an English fairground, as well as offering all day international food and beverage and stage entertainment. Donations are currently being sought for goods or promotional materials to be used in the central pool for the over 150+ stalls. All donations will be receipted and all donors listed in our programme. This year will mark 55 years of assistance given to Thai charities so if you have any items to donate, please email bctfn@loxinfo .co.th or call 02 204 1587.
The annual Pattaya Cross Bay swim for charity will be held on Sunday November 25. The three swim categories include race distances of 600 meters, 1.5km, and 3.5km. Sponsors are always welcome, and swimmers for all three events can still sign-up. More information on www.crossbayswim.com - email swim@rotaryjomtien pattaya.org or call either Brendan Key on 08 4033 6296 or Graham Hunt-Crowley on 08 1340 8852.
The Movers & Shakers Gala Event for 2012 will be held on Friday, November 30 at Mantra Restaurant & Bar (Amari Orchid Pattaya) from 6 p.m. until midnight. It promises an evening filled with spectacular shows and entertainment including fashion parades, live music, stage acts, movie-stars and celebrities, plus unlimited free flow of wine, beer, cocktails and a rich variety of outstanding food buffets. VIP tickets cost THB 1,900 and availability is limited so book now to avoid disappointment. Buy 10 tickets and get 1 ticket for free! For reservations, email: events @moversshakerscharity.com.
The Regent’s School Christmas Fair returns after a twelve year absence on Saturday 1st December. The Fair is open to all and will have something for everyone including a variety of stalls where you can purchase Christmas presents for your family and friends, plenty of seasonal food and drink in the Christmas café, Christmas carols, and lots of free games for the children to enjoy. Santa Claus himself will be popping along to spend some time in his Christmas Grotto. For more information, call 038 4 18 777.
Clubs and Associations
The next Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) meeting will be on Sunday, Nov. 18. Everyone is warmly welcome. The speaker will be the Head of the International Marketing Department, Bangkok Hospital Pattaya, Neil Maniquiz, speaking about medical tourism 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.
Al-Anon/Al-Ateen Family Group: Is an alcoholic or addict adversely affecting your life? Maybe we can help. Meetings are held Sunday, 12:30 p.m. at the Highlander Restaurant, Soi 9 (Soi Skaw Beach, Pattaya 2d Road), and at 10:30 a.m. at Jomtien Plaza Condotel, 4th Floor. For more information, call John on 089 933 7227 or Katie 087 131 6072.
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.
The Rotary Club Eastern Seaboard (RCES) meets 6 p.m. every Thursday at the Diana Garden Resort in North Pattaya. The meeting is always followed by an informal a la carte dinner and a gathering around the pool. The RCES always have something to say or offer, including useful information on their multitude of activities in Thailand and neighboring countries. Everybody is welcome to join as guests. For more information call (Carl) on 087 974 4350.
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.
The Rotary Club Pattaya Marina meets every Friday at 7.00 p.m. at the Pullman Pattaya Hotel G, Wongamat Beach, between Soi 16 and 18 in Naklua. The evening meetings include a sumptuous international buffet. For more information contact Club President Jospeh Roy at info@rotarypattaya marina.com.
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.
Fred J. Estes Post 9876 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America is a social group in Pattaya that helps American Veterans and their dependants with benefit assistance related to the Veterans Administration, Social Security and service related agencies. There is no charge for our assistance. Post meetings are every second Tuesday at 1300 hrs. at the Hogsbreath Saloon at 148 78/79 Sukhumvit Rd. on Soi 46-3 (formerly Soi Batman). There are informal social gatherings every Tuesday and Wednesday from 11:30 until 14:00. For more information contact Eric Larsen, Post Commander, tel. 038-423462, email: vfwpost9876@ hotmail.com or visit the website at vfwpost9876.org.
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.
Sheraton Pattaya Resort invites you to celebrate the Loy Krathong Festival 2012 at the Elements Restaurant, on Wednesday 28 November from 6:30pm – 10:00pm. In keeping with the tradition of Loy Krathong the Sheraton Pattaya Resort is organizing decorated rafts which will be put to water from the Elements Restaurant.
Along with the rafts there will also be a beauty contest known as the “Nopphamat Queen contests”. Traditional Thai dancers will perform while guests enjoy one of Thailand’s most enchanting festivals. Price THB 1,800 net per guest includes a free welcome drink, a beautiful floral Krathong and a memorable night. (Free for children under 4 and half price for children aged 4-12). To make advance reservations, please call 038 259 888 or via www. facebook.com/sheratonpattayaresort.
Enjoy a full Thanksgiving carvery dinner at Tavern by the Sea, Amari Orchid Resort Pattaya. A full buffet includes salads, soups, desserts, Chef’s selection of different carvings and of course a large turkey and all the traditional thanksgiving side dishes. Date: Thursday 22 November 2012 from 18:30 - 22:00 only Baht 599.-net per person Tel. 038-418419.
Succulent, tender and appetizing steaks and Wagyu are all the rage this November at Mantra Restaurant. Be it prime cuts from the US or Australia or the world renowned Wagyu beef from Japan, a wide range of mouth-watering cuts, different aged beef and marble grains will be readily available. Enjoy a range of some classic Bordeaux wines with this truly remarkable meat, be it by the glass or the bottle, to accompany this exclusive range of beef dishes. Open Daily 5pm - 1 am, Mantra Restaurant & Bar, Amari Orchid Resort Pattaya. Tel. 038-429591 email: email @mantra-pattaya.com.
Seafood BBQ buffet night at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G.
Seafood BBQ @ Beach Club Restaurant - Pullman Pattaya Hotel G: From now until 30th November 2012 enjoy a wide variety of seafood buffet favourites plus delicious desserts every Friday and Saturday evening from 18.30 - 22.00 Hrs. Price only THB 988 net (or THB 1,188 net including ½ bottle of white wine or red wine). Wine also available at THB 700 or 900 per bottle. For reservations or information, contact 038 411 940 or email info@pullmanpattayahotel .com
Traditional English draught scrumpy cider now available in two strengths at Tropical Bert’s on 2nd Road next to Soi 6/1. Weston’s Bounds at 4.8% and Weston’s Traditional at 6% both on sale at the promotional price of 150 baht per pint or 80 per half. Why not try the pork and cider night every Wednesday for an even better deal? Coming soon Brains smooth bitter and Brains stout, and with a Brains quiz night every Thursday you could even get to try them free (if you win of course)! Tropical Bert’s offers cold beer and a warm atmosphere and is the home of the Royal British Legion Thailand. For more information, call 089 807 2335.
Havana Bar at Holiday Inn Pattaya is a one of a kind Cuban style bar with a live band and the Terrazzo as its outdoor alternative. You can find great promotions here daily such as the “7 days 7 surprises”, Happy Hour from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. “get 2 drinks for the price of 1” (on Wednesdays extended to midnight). Recommended menu includes the signature pizzas, thin and crispy crust with homemade tomato base with over 20 selections of toppings. Every day from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. enjoy any pizza at 50% discount. Havana Bar & Terrazzo is located on Beach Road, North Pattaya in front of Holiday Inn Pattaya. For more information call 038 725555 or visit www. dining-experience. com/pattaya, or www.facebook.com/HavanaBar.Pattaya.
Atlantic favourites served at Cascade.
Experience some scrumptious Atlantic cuisine at the Cascade Restaurant this month. Sample dishes include Normandy fish stew with cider, baked Atlantic black cod in a parsley crust, juniper - seared Atlantic cod with sauerkraut, pan-roasted Atlantic salmon on green pea risotto with lemon-cucumber citronella and pepper-seared Salmon & new potato terrine with leeks. 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.
Afternoon tea at Drift.
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.
Soft shell blue crab creations at The Peak
Throughout November, The Peak Chinese Restaurant offers the sweet and subtle briny flavor of the soft shell blue crab in delectable creations that include: crisp-fried soft shell crab with lemon sauce; sautéed soft shell crab with Szechuan sauce; pan-fried soft shell crab with Chinese mushroom & XO Sauce; and fried egg noodles with soft shell crab. 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.
Tomahawk steak at Flare.
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 Bay restaurant in November offers you a collection of dishes featuring versatile farm fresh produce & poultry and highlighting the authentic taste and aroma of such dishes as pan-fried chicken breast with red grape salad & hazelnut crepes, Chicken Cacciatore with mashed potatoes & root vegetables, and the famous New York Italian dish - Chicken Marsala, with Marsala wine, mushrooms, fragrant leaf spinach & sautéed potatoes) plus many 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.
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.
Thai Dinner Buffet at Café G, Holiday Inn Pattaya: Enjoy the taste of traditional Thai cuisine featuring som tam, grilled chicken, crispy pork, fresh salad bar, and Thai desserts selection. Buffet dinner is available nightly from Monday-Friday from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. at Café G on the 4th floor of the Holiday Inn Pattaya. Price per person is THB 450 net including soft drinks. For groups over 10 people please inquire for group rate. All kids under 12 eat free. For more information, call 038 725 555 or check the website: www.holidayinn .com/pattaya.
The Brunch Experience
Dynamic, Stylish & Seriously Cool at Fabulous Sunday Brunch @ Mantra Restaurant and Bar, Pattaya; Experience the hottest Brunch concept in Pattaya. It’s the perfect timing, from 11:00 hrs to 15:00 hrs, for a seriously cool culinary journey, an innovative & stylish approach to Sunday Brunch 1,690+ per person. With a dazzling array of chic delicacies, this stylish and sophisticated brunch offers a fabulous selection of foods from around the world, oysters, cold cuts, prime roasts, chocolate fountain and more.
Horizon bar & lounge, Hilton Hotel Pattaya.
The dusitD2 baraquda is currently hosting “Romance jazz on the roof” evenings from 8 p.m. every Friday and Saturday night until 26 January 2013. Entertainment in the form of soothing live jazz music is provided by award winning saxophonist Aht Gunlayanakupt. The Rooftop Sunset Lounge is open daily from 5 p.m. - 1 a.m. and crowns the 6th floor of the dusitD2 baraquda boutique hotel, offering some of the best views of the Pattaya skyline at dusk. For more information and reservations, call (038) 769 999.
“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.
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. Jazz trio every Friday at 7-11 p.m., with Thomas Reimer (guitar), Jair-Rohm Parker Wells (bass), and Peter Couling (drums). The Jazz Pit is located on Soi 5 off Pattaya Beach and 2nd Road. Tel: 038 428 374.
Yoga classes now available every Tuesday and Thursday at the Tea Tree Spa, 5th floor of the Holiday Inn Pattaya. Experience the calmness and serenity of Pattaya Bay at sunset time while having a 1 hour yoga class with natural sea breezes and relaxing music. Limited space available, please call 038 725 555 ext. 3902 for more information and reservation.