The Melissa Cosgrove Children’s Foundation will be holding a charity bungy jumping event on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. at the Jungle Bungy on Sukhumvit Road Soi 87, Pattaya. Everybody is welcome to this family fun day out which includes a BBQ, football, golf and of course the thrilling bungy jumping itself. Scared of heights? Then why not sponsor a jumper or a team of jumpers on the day. All proceeds will go to three worthwhile causes: the Sanuk Day Care Center in Pattaya; a children’s school in Burma; and the Adam Pickles appeal fund. For more details, call Tracy Cosgrove on 084 778 5476 or for directions go to www.thaibungy.com.
A BCCT/Austcham/Amcham ESB joint chambers of commerce networking evening will be held on Friday, October 19 at the Holiday Inn, Pattaya from 6 pm - 8.30 pm. A selection of fine cocktail food and free-flow drinks will be provided. Cost of admission is 400 baht for members and 850 baht for non-members. Members are requested to register their intention to attend online through their respective chambers websites: www.bccthai.com, www.austchamthailand.com, and www.amchamthailand.com.
The Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) charity fundraising Christmas Bazaar will be held on 3 November at the Hilton Hotel on Pattaya Beach Road. There will be a full program of events during the day for young and old alike, including a Santa’s Grotto, dancing demonstrations, a magician to entertain the children and of course many items on sale that are not available in the shops. Vendors’ stalls are still available if you have something to sell. For more information, visit: www.pilc-pattaya.com.
Thailand’s motorbike clubs and riders are invited to take part in the Kwai Challenge 2012 on Sunday, November 11 in aid of the 2012 Poppy Appeal, the Thai Burma Railway Centre, and the Thai Veterans Hospital in Bangkok. An organised motorcycle ride will start from Three Pagodas Pass and end at the bridge over the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi town (a shorter option will also be available). The cost to take part is 1000 baht and includes a t-shirt and poppy lapel badge plus refreshments and snacks on the day. To register, call Lyndsey Rowe on 082 201 2314 or email: lyndsey @mbmg-international.com.
Clubs and Associations
The next Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) meeting will be on Sunday, Oct. 14. Everyone is warmly welcome. The speaker will be Tim Swanson, Chief of American Citizens Services at the US Embassy in Bangkok. He will explain how the US Embassy assists US Citizens in Thailand and the process for non-citizens to obtain visas to the USA. 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.
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.
Coconut delights at Elements Restaurant.
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.
Seafood BBQ buffet night at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G.
Refreshing Raspberry Mojitos at Havana Bar & Terrazzo, Holiday Inn, Pattaya.
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.
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.
Atlantic favourites served at Cascade.
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 louis@matahari restaurant.com or go through the website at: www.mataharirestaurant.com
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.
Throughout October, 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.
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.
Soft shell blue crab creations at The Peak
Tomahawk steak at Flare.
Intimate surroundings and a magnificent wine wall provide a distinctive backdrop for sophisticated dining at Flare restaurant. À la carte and set menus - 6:30pm until 11:30pm, choices available from THB2,300 net 4 course, THB2,600 – THB3,000 net 5 course; ‘Let’s Meat on Friday’ for roasted aged Australian Rib - 6:30pm until 11:30pm: Ladies Cut: THB 999 net per person, Gents Cut: THB 1,111 net per person; ‘Tomahawk Cut’, prime Australian beef grain-fed and slow-roasted to perfection on the bone - 6:30pm until 11:30pm: THB 1,500 net per person; ‘My Flare Lady Cocktails’ - 6:30pm until 11:30pm: THB 270 net per person; Saturday Seafood set Lunch - 12noon until 2.30pm: 3-course set menu, THB 650 net per person.
The Bay restaurant in October 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.
Traditional farm fresh cuisine at The Bay.
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.
Horizon bar & lounge, Hilton Hotel Pattaya.
The Brunch Experience
Sophie Tanapura is singing with the Metropolitan Opera of Bangkok soloists at Pullman G Silom on Sunday, October 14 at 4:30 p.m.: “A program of Love and Intrigue: typical of the Romantic Period from Gluck, Weber, Donizetti and Johann Strauss II will provide a perfect initiation to opera for a family audience. Refreshments at 4:30 p.m. Concert at 5 p.m. A glass of wine with the artists after the concert. All for only 800 baht (adults) and 600 baht (children). Contact: Pullman G Silom on 02 238 1991 and Ibycus 02 932 9208 or email: ibycus_music @yahoo.com.
“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.