The next meeting of the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) will be held on Sunday, Oct. 4. Everyone is warmly welcome. PCEC Member Ian Frame will talk about “Searching for Oil in Saudi Arabia,” recounting the time he spent working there. 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.
Volunteers are required to help a team of veterinary surgeons sterilize about 250 dogs in the Pattaya area from Sept. 25 – Oct. 4. For further information call Kitty 096 833 415 or JJ on 084 673 0068.
TFI, in conjunction with the Nova Group, will be holding a charity ‘Flares & Funky Afros’ disco evening at the Access Inn, Pattaya 3rd Road, from 7 p.m. till late on Friday, Oct. 2. Tickets cost THB 450 in advance or THB 600 at the door and include a free-flow of wine, beer and soft drinks from 7-10 p.m. or until stocks last. Dress code is 70’s and 80’s fashion and prizes will be given for the best and worst dressed on the night. All proceeds from the event will be distributed to local charities. Call 038 373 418 to book your advanced tickets and have them delivered free to your door.
The Beach Club at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G embraces the Oktoberfest 2015 at its beachfront restaurant on Friday, October 2 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Enjoy an extensive buffet of German food stations while beer and sausage lovers should not miss the exciting beer drinking and sausage munching competition to win some great prizes. Admission price: THB 990 net per person including an endless flow of Chang draft beer and the extensive German buffet. Come as a group of 5 and pay only for 4 persons! For reservations, call 038 411 940 -8.
Celebrate ‘La Dolce Vita’ – the good life – with the Pattaya International Ladies Club on Saturday, October 3 at the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort. This is the PILC’s premier event for 2015 and promises to be a wonderful night out. The evening will feature an international buffet, live music from Barry Upton and his band, dancing, and a lucky raffle with some terrific prizes. Tickets cost 2,500 baht and can be reserved by email to pr[email protected]
Amari Pattaya, in cooperation with the Institute of Multi-Approach in Astrology, will be holding a Fortune-Teller Festival from 11:00-20:00 on Oct. 10-11 on the first floor of Central Center Pattaya. There will be a live horoscope talk show by celebrity fortune-teller Katha Chinabanchorn at 17:00 on Saturday, 10 October and attendees will also be able to get readings from eight tellers from various types of fields, such as Guzheng, Palmistry, Numerology and Gypsy Fortune Telling. All funds raised from the event will be donated to Amari’s ‘Baht for A Better Life Foundation.’ The fee for the event is only 500 THB per person and 1,000 THB for the English version. For more information, contact Amari Pattaya on 038 418 418.
The 2015 Pattaya Vegetarian Festival takes place from October 13-21 at the Sawang Boriboon Foundation headquarters in Naklua / North Pattaya. Everybody is invited to join and be part of the major merit ceremony while staff members and volunteers stir away at the huge pots of vegetarian food. Attendees are advised to dress in white to show purity during the festival. Other fun activities at the event include traditional dance shows and the symbolic summoning of Pra Pothisath. For more information, contact TAT Pattaya at 038-427-667, 038-428-750 or 038-423-990.
The 18th Amari Watergate Bangkok & BMW Thailand Charity Midnight Run will be held on Saturday, October 17. This is the only race in Bangkok to be held at midnight and gives competitors a choice of two race distances: 6km and a half marathon length of 12km, taking place on Petchaburi Road in the heart of the city. Entry is 500 THB and 1,000 THB and all racers will receive a complimentary Puma running shirt. Participants who choose the entry donation of 1,000 THB will be entered into the grand raffle with a chance to win some fabulous prizes. Applications should be made directly to the hotel by calling 02 653 9000 ext. 69.
Mushrooms @ Acqua restaurant: Throughout October discerning diners at Acqua can enjoy a choice of grilled tomino cheese on Portabello mushrooms with speck ham, mascarpone and sautéed mushroom bruschetta, or spaghettini with Canadian lobster and chantarelle mushrooms. Acqua Italian restaurant is located in the main lobby of the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, and opens daily from 6 to 11 p.m. Call for reservations at 038 714 981.
Experience a fabulous brunch from 11:00 to 15:00 every Sunday morning at Mantra Restaurant & Bar with a selection of foods from around the world, including oysters, Alaskan king crabs, cold cuts, prime roasts, a chocolate fountain and more. Priced at THB 1,690++ per person or upgrade your brunch to include the wine buffet for an additional THB 1,490++ per person. Mantra Restaurant & Bar is located at the Amari Pattaya on Pattaya Beach Road. Call 038 429 591 for more information and reservations.
Jameson’s Pub weekly 3 course special menu 375 Baht (Net), Main Course with a Choice of Starter, Main Course Option 1: Sirloin Steak and Chips – A 200grm Sirloin Steak cooked to order with Jameson s Chips, Peas, Onion Rings, Corn on the Cob and Grilled Tomato. 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 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 and for each paying adult, one child under 12 years gets the buffet free of change from now until the 31st of October 2015. 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.
Havana Bar gives you a chance to win round trip air tickets to Kuala Lumpur and 2 nights stay at Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie with breakfast for 2 persons. The promotion is available from now until December 2015. Every THB 3,000 spent on food and beverage at Havana Bar will receive one coupon to participate in a draw each month to win free stays at Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park, Inter Continental Bangkok, Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Mai Khao Beach or Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie with round trip air ticket for the big prize. (Note: Hi-Club members receive 2 vouchers from each THB 3,000 spent). The lucky draw will be held on the last Wednesday of each month at Havana Bar, Holiday Inn Pattaya. For more information or reservations, call 038 725 555.
Hilton Pattaya presents the popular Thai cuisine ‘Tom Yum Talay Maprow Orn’ throughout the month of October at “Flare” restaurant. Enjoy the popular Thai spicy and sour soup which includes Tiger prawns, Japanese sea scallops, NZ mussels and young coconut paired with a selection of vermicelli noodles or egg noodles: Price only THB 950 net and available daily from 06.00 – 22.30 at Flare on level 15 of the hotel. For more information or reservations, call 038 253 000 or email [email protected]
[email protected] Design Hotel Pattaya offers an “Everyday Seafood & BBQ dinner buffet” at the Big Fish restaurant located on the 6th floor of the hotel. Enjoy fresh oyster, tiger prawn, river prawn, white shrimp, New Zealand blue mussel and sea escargot plus much more every night from 18.30-22.30 hrs at just THB 555 net per person and THB 899 net per person with free flow red and white wine. For more information and reservations, call 038-930-600 or email to [email protected] siamatpattaya.com.
Tavern By The Sea Bar & Restaurant presents the Rugby World Cup 2015 matches live on a new 140-inch LED HD screen, the largest in Pattaya. For every THB 500 spent whilst watching the Rugby World Cup, guests will receive an entry into the draw to win a Honda Wave 125I, valued at THB 49,000, from now until October 31. The winner will be drawn at Tavern by The Sea on Monday, November 2. Also, throughout the tournament, enjoy free-flowing draft Heineken beer from kick off until the first points are scored during selected RWC games of the day. Tavern By The Sea is located at the north end of Pattaya Beach Road. For more information, call 038 418 419.
English speaking theatre at Ben’s Theater Jomtien: “Shakespeare for Dummies” by Performance Exchange Theatre Company London on Friday Oct. 2 from 8 p.m. and “Dracula” on Saturday Oct. 3 from 8 p.m. Tickets: THB 600 – Reservations strictly by email: benstheaterjomtien @gmail.com.
Pattaya Players will be holding a Quiz Night at the White Horse Pub on Soi Khao Talo on Saturday, October 17. A buffet will be served at 6 p.m. with the quiz starting at 7.30 p.m. Entrance is 400 baht per person and includes the buffet and a chance to win some great prizes. For more information, call 089 800 5007 or visit : www.pattayaplayers.org.
Horizon rooftop lounge offers to liven up guests’ Friday evenings with fresh air, outstanding views of Pattaya Bay and some great sounds to chill out to. From 8–11 p.m. every Friday, selective ladies’ cocktails, including Cosmopolitan, Margarita, Blue Mojito, Mai Tai, Long Island Iced Tea and Berry Fizz are priced at only THB 210 net. Horizon is located on the top floor of the Hilton Pattaya Hotel. For more information, call 038 253 000.
Pattaya Latin Saturdays at Havana Bar, Holiday Inn: Come along and enjoy the biggest Latin party in Pattaya every Saturday evening with music CD giveaways, cocktail & food specials, dance animations & complimentary salsa lesson at 8 p.m. with Luiz Calderon of rumPUREE World Dance Studio (Bangkok). Free admission all night long (except for special events). For more information, visit webpage: www.facebook. com/SalsaThailand.
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.
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. For general enquiries send email to [email protected], www.rblthailand.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.
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. 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.