A Remembrance Day service will be held at the British Embassy, 14 Wireless Road, Bangkok on Sunday, November 10 starting at 10.00 a.m. Advance booking is required so please email the full names of all those planning to attend to: Bangkok. [email protected] Entry is via Wireless Road gate only. Photo ID is required at the gate.
The Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) annual Christmas Bazaar will be held on Sunday, November 17 at the Holiday Inn Pattaya. The Bazaar will feature vendors from all over Thailand, many of whom do not sell their wares in mainstream shops, giving buyers a chance to find goods that are not available elsewhere. Items for sale will include clothes, jewelry, leather goods, home wares, textiles, carpets, wine and food stuffs, etc. Non-commercial vendors will include Ban Jing Jai Children’s Home, North Star Library with second hand books, and many more. Entry fee is THB 150 for adults and free for children under 16. Raffle tickets are available from PILC members. For full details of the event times, please see the PILC website (www.pilc-pattaya. com/special-events.php).
Bangkok’s annual Ploenchit Fair will be held this year on Sunday, November 24 from 10.00 am – 8.00 pm at the Patana School, 643 Soi La Salle, Sukhumvit 105. The Fair will offer games, rides and competitions for the kids and adults while the main stage will host a variety of excellent bands and performers throughout the day. A mind boggling array of food and drink will also be available from some of the best bars and restaurants in Bangkok. Attendees can do all their Christmas shopping at the Petticoat Lane Bazaar where some 70 vendors will be selling handicrafts, home wares, clothes and accessories, books, jewellery and more. Proceeds from the Fair will be distributed to many charitable causes throughout Thailand. For more information, go to website: www. ploenchitfair.org.
This year’s Pattaya International Fireworks Festival will take place on Nov 29-30. The festival will feature 45-minute shows by teams from Canada, China, Singapore and the United States with four Thai celebrities acting as honorary team captains. There will also be booths selling locally made products, a carnival-style parade, shows, concerts, magic and juggling acts and 3D painting photography along Beach Road. The Beach Road will be closed to traffic between 3:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
The Pattaya Soul Club will be holding a 2nd Anniversary Special Event on Saturday, November 30 at the White Horse Pub on Soi Khao Talo from 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm. Come along and enjoy the very best of Northern Motown & Soul. Admission price is 400 baht and includes a free flow of wine, San Miguel beer and Brunty’s Cider. All proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Hand to Hand Foundation. For more information, go to: www.facebook.com/PattayaSoulClub.
Celebrate Loy Krathong a night in advance on November 16 at the Dusit Thani Pattaya. Enjoy a Saturday night BBQ buffet before setting your specially created krathong (provided by the hotel) afloat in the Lagoon Pool: Price is THB 1,590++ per person, half price for children between 5-12 years old. For free flowing wine, beer, soft drink or juice, price is only THB 499++ per person. Book your seat early and receive a 15% discount (food only). For reservations, call 038 425 611-7 Ext 2149-50.
French chef Julien Lavigne will be demonstrating his culinary skills for two memorable nights at the Beach Club, Pullman Pattaya Hotel G on November 12-13. Chef Julien is famous for mixing Mediterranean flavours into his cooking and will prepare a premium 4-course set dinner for these two evenings, with excellent choices for each course, all for only 790 baht net. For more information or reservations, please contact +66 (0) 3841 1940-8 or email [email protected] pullmanpattayahotelG.com
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.
Zico’s Pattaya restaurant of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort is Pattaya’s only Brazilian Churrascaria restaurant. Enjoy succulent meat and fresh seafood; as much as you can eat on long skewers which gracefully pass through the tables. Special on every Wednesday and Thursday enjoy free flow beef unlimited 2 hours with 15 skewers at only Baht 999+ per person (subject to 7% VAT). And don’t miss the great selection at the salad bar. Brazilian Samba Queens perform at 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. with an amazing dance routine and hot music (except on Mondays). For more information or table reservations, contact 038 043 516 or email: [email protected]
Marco Polo Chinese Restaurant is famous for its authentic Shanghainese and Szechuan cuisines prepared to perfection by master Chinese chefs. Enjoy a dim sum lunch daily from 11.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. and dinner from 6.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. daily. Also make sure to call in at the Montien Bakery Shop for freshly made cakes, pastries and breads plus a range of Thai desserts. Open daily from 9.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m. (Every day). For more information, call the Montien Hotel, Pattaya, tel. 038 428 155, 038 361 340 ext 1620, 1621, or email [email protected]
The Bay Italian restaurant offers a relaxed dining experience in a contemporary setting with both indoor and outdoor seating and a scenic view of Pattaya Bay. 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. 2270.
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 420 net; Friday and Saturday @ THB 480 net, Sunday Brunch @ THB 1200 net; Wine Buffet @ THB 800 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. Edge restaurant is located on the 14th floor of the Hilton Hotel Pattaya. For bookings, please dial +66 (0)38 253 000.
Oyster delights at Mantra.
Oysters – the Pearls of the Sea – feature strongly at Mantra Restaurant & Bar in November. Executive Chef Leonard Faust and the Mantra culinary team have selected the best from the oyster world: Flat Belon and Pousse en Claire, Hokkaido Rock, Calm Cove Pacific, Hammersley, Coffin Bay and Eagle Rock will all be on the menu this month. Enjoy the oysters simply served fresh on the half shell with your favorite condiments or try the Bloody Mary oyster shooters, the Samurai oysters poached in sake or treat yourself with the Canadian lobster & oyster omelet. Mantra’s superb wine selection also offers you a vast choice of great names from France, Italy, Australia and Chile by glass or by bottle. For more information or booking, send an email to [email protected] or call 038-429591.
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.mataharirestaurant.com
Friday & Saturday Churrasco Nights at Tavern by the Sea.
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 449 net per person. Taco Tuesday offers as much as you can eat, beef, chicken and pork tacos plus chili con carne, Mexican beans, vegetables and salad bar for just THB 399 net. Wednesday is Ribs & Wings evening: finger licking good ribs and 6 different kinds of wings – all you can eat for THB 399 net per person (and with 1 glass of Heineken beer 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 690 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 Orchid Pattaya, Beach Road, North Pattaya, Tel 038 418418, E-mail [email protected]
Enjoy a great vantage point for the Pattaya International Fireworks Festival at Hilton Pattaya.
Hilton Pattaya is preparing to present some fabulous food and beverage offers to coincide with the Pattaya International Fireworks Festival 2013, which will take place from November 29-30 at Pattaya Beach. Edge restaurant on level 14 will be serving up a seafood buffet with spicy Thai selection from 6 p.m. until 10.30 p.m. The buffet dinner is priced at THB 1,800 net per person including a glass of welcome sparkling wine. An extensive wine buffet is also offered at an additional cost of THB 1,150. Seats at Drift allow for uninterrupted views over Pattaya Bay and include free flow wine, beer, pouring spirits and soft drinks for THB 1,450 net per person (available from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.). VIP packages are also available. Horizon Lounge on level 34 will offer a set menu for guests who arrive before 8 p.m., available at THB 2,500 or 3,000 net per person including a Horizon welcome drink. All non-dining guests have access after 8 p.m. at THB 1,850 net per person including free flow of wine, beer, pouring spirits and soft drinks. Bookings are essential. For more information or reservations please dial 038 253 000 or email [email protected]
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.
The Peak restaurant offers a variety of dim sum items during the All You Can Eat Dim Sum for Lunch. 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.
Throughout the month of November, Oasis restaurant is featuring “Meat on a Stick” with Turkish kebabs, Jamaican chicken, Tandoori inspired seafood and BBQ pork kebabs. Prices start at only THB 300++ (subject to service charge and VAT). Oasis Restaurant is located at the lower main lobby of the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. Open daily from 6.00-23.30 hours. Call to reserve at 038 301 234 ext 4260-61.
Poo Bu Maa Thod Kratiam at Flare.
Intimate surroundings and a magnificent wine wall provide a distinctive backdrop for sophisticated dining at Flare restaurant. Experience an exquisite new menu of the authentic taste of Thai cuisine, as it captures the freshness of its surrounds and fuses it with a global twist. Sample “Hoy Nang Rom” made with fresh Fine de Claire oysters from the southern regions of France or perhaps a “Som Tum”, imaginatively prepared tableside. Finish your evening with “Cafe Bo’Lan” or maybe “Bai Tuey” – a very international crème brûlée. Also available are an exciting range of wines from Thailand’s emerging vineyards. Available for a limited time only in Flare, level 15 of the Hilton Hotel Pattaya from 6:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. daily. For bookings, please dial 038 253 000 or email: [email protected]
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.
Breaded fish fillet with French fries at Cascade.
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.
Horizon bar & lounge, Hilton Hotel Pattaya.
Chill out to the DJ’s beats as you sip on signature cocktails at the Horizon lounge and take in stunning views of Pattaya Bay. Located on the 34th floor rooftop of the Hilton Hotel Pattaya, Horizon lets you party with friends and sample the delicious cuisine in one of the three flexible private dining rooms. Bar opens from 5:00pm until 1:00am – restaurant from 6:00pm until 11:30pm. Guests can indulge in style with a twist or simply relax in the most chilling Infinity Bar and enjoy the gentle sea breeze and romance sunset in a comfortable and relaxed entertainment venue. The new ‘Sunset Session’ promotion offers guests an array of signature cocktails and “best sellers”, including Yello, Sea Breeze, Mojito, Cosmopolitan, Bloody Mary, Singapore Sling and beers on a one-for-one basis. The promotion is available daily from 5 pm to 7 pm at Horizon. For more information or reservations please call +66 (0)38 253 000 or email: [email protected]
Premium Prosecco at dusitD2 baraquda Pattaya.
dusitD2 baraquda Pattaya has introduced its premium branded sparkling wine “Baraquda Prosecco” to complement the upcoming festive season. Designed for celebratory sipping or leisurely refreshment as the perfect start or finish to any dining experience, this top-of-the-range premium Italian Prosecco is priced at only THB 1,500++ per bottle and is only available at the dusitD2 baraquda pattaya. For more information or purchase inquiries, call 038 769 999 or E-mail. [email protected]
Sugar Hut Resort & Restaurant, located only 5 mins from central Pattaya, is offering a special room package at only 7,999 Baht for 3 days 2 nights (2-persons). The package includes accommodation in a one bedroom suite villa with ABF and original Thai set menu for 2 persons (lunch or dinner). Relax at the large swimming pool with unique outdoor sauna and stream facilities or go jogging around the tropical garden. For more information and reservations, call 038 264 186 or 038 251 686, Email: [email protected] visit website: www.sugar-hut.com.
Hilton Pattaya is running its annual ‘Dine And Fly’ promotion from now until November 30. The promotion offers guests the chance to win exciting prizes while enjoying great food and beverage deals as well as the luxurious spa treatments at Hilton Pattaya. By simply spending THB 3,000 at any of Hilton Pattaya’s restaurants, eforea spa, or on in-room dining, guests will have the chance to jet off on an unforgettable holiday for two to the Hilton Singapore, Hilton Beijing Wangfujing, Hilton Shanghai or Conrad Seoul. Five winners will either receive return airfares with two nights’ accommodation and daily breakfast at one of the destinations, or be entitled to throw a rooftop party at Horizon on level 34 of Hilton Pattaya worth up to THB 100,000. For more information please call +66 (0)38 253 000 or email [email protected]
Pattaya Players amateur dramatic society will be staging its fourth-annual Christmas Pantomime production of “All at Sea” on November 22nd, 29th, 30th and December 1st, 3rd and 6th at various venues around Pattaya. The production will feature free admittance to the show as a “thank you” for all the support and dedication audience members have shown during the last five years of the Pattaya Players’ existence. Tickets are therefore not necessary but seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis, so you are encouraged to arrive early. The full venue line-up and performance details can be found at www.pattayaplayers.org or email [email protected]
Mantra Restaurant & Bar has teamed up this month with Howard Posener, one of the finest close-up magicians in the world, who will perform intimate magic at your table while you enjoy mouth-watering Mantra Asian and Mediterranean cuisine. Howard will be performing his magic every Wednesday from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. through to the end of December. Mantra Restaurant & Bar is situated at the Amari Orchid Resort at the north end of Pattaya Beach Road. Open 18:00 to 1:00. For more information or booking, send an email to [email protected] mantra-pattaya.com or call 038-429591.
Latino Groove dance nights take place every month at Havana Bar, Holiday Inn on Beach Road, North Pattaya. Admission is free of charge and all are welcome. For more information, call 038 725 555 or go to www.facebook.com/HavanaBar.Pattaya.
dusitD2 baraquda Pattaya invites you to come and relax, sip a cocktail or two and enjoy the dulcet tones of classic live jazz performed by the famous saxophonist Aht Gunlayanakupt, a.k.a. the Kenny G. of Thailand. Performances of “a new jazz in town” are held every Friday and Saturday evening at the the rooftop sunset lounge. For more information and reservations, call 038 769 999 or send an email to [email protected]
Happy hours have turned on at the Pullman Pattaya Hotel G. The Beach Bar offers the longest Happy Hour in town, from 5 pm – 7 pm, with 50% off the drinks menu prices. Enjoy a stunning sunset with your favorite drink in hand. Surprises are in store every Friday so don’t miss out! For more information or reservations, contact 038 411 940-8 or email [email protected]
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]
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.
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.
Clubs and Associations
The next Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) meeting will be on Sunday, Nov. 10. Everyone is warmly welcome. The guest speaker will be Steve Dickens, managing director of Liberty Computers here in Pattaya. His topic will be “Looking into the future – how advances in technology could affect us all.” 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.
The Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) organizes regular lunches and coffee mornings on the first and third Tuesday of every month. There is also a newcomer’s coffee meeting at Casa Pascal on Second Road on the last Monday of every month. No reservation necessary and the coffee begins at 10:30. For more information email [email protected], or go to the website at www.pilc-pattaya.com.
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.
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).
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.
The RLC (Rayong Ladies Circle), which operates mainly in the Ban Chang and Rayong areas, is a friendly and social group of international women. They hold a monthly coffee morning, amongst many other activities, on each second Tuesday of every month in the home of one of their members. Everyone most welcome to join! For more information, send an email to [email protected] or visit the website at www.rayongladiescircle. com.
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.
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.