Pattaya Mail

Friday

DFiT, Dusit Thani Pattaya: Visitors using the group fitness membership can avail of the THB 2,000 offer for five visits to the gym after their membership has expired.  The offer includes unlimited use of DFiT facilities including tennis courts.  For more information, call 038-425611 ext. DFiT.

1:00 p.m. The Pattaya Bridge Club meets upstairs at Altos Restaurant, 144/99 Thappraya Road near flyover. Contact Jeremy Watson 085 818 2172, www.pattayabridge.org.

2:00 p.m. Pattaya Sports Club Bowling at PS Bowl on the top floor of Tops Supermarket at the junction of Central and Second Roads. Contact La at PS after 1:30 p.m.

Saturday

Pattaya Archery Club meets between 10am and 12 midday every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at our dedicated shooting range within easy reach of Pattaya, near the new railway road.  Beginners of all ages are welcome, and equipment and coaching are free.  For more information call Eric, the club President , on 089 535 1193 or visit www.pattayaarcheryclub.com

Ocean Marina Yacht Club invites experienced sailors and learners for racing weekends and funsail/training weekends.  The club has 5 star clubhouse facilities and a fleet of 25' racing yachts available. www.omycsailing.com, phone Kev Scott 087 825 0011.

8:00 a.m. Diving with Mermaid’s Dive School.  Contact Mermaid’s Dive Center, tel. 038 232 219 - 20, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

8:00 a.m. - noon & 2 - 6 p.m. (Sat & Sun - Also Monday to Friday) Horseback riding at the Horseshoe Point Riding Academy, the biggest equestrian center in South-East Asia.  Show jumping, hacking, trail, dressage and classical dressage.  Training courses from beginners to advanced riders with English speaking instructors.  Leisure trail riding, group and private classes.  All levels of riders welcome.  Over 100 horses and ponies available.  Located on 1,500 acres of beautiful tropical garden land just outside Pattaya.  Free shuttle service available.  For more information: phone (+66) 3873 - 5050 (ext. 4016-18), fax (+66) 3873 - 4973 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

8:30 am. -10:00 am. International Players Academy meets every Sat. morning for Jr. Intermediate level Tennis at Ambassador City Tennis Courts. Visitors are welcome, just bring your tennis racket, ages range from 10-16. For more details call CJ on 086 086 2121

Indoor Lawn Bowls Free at Coco Club every Saturday for school or college aged children from 11.00am - 2.00pm, with Male – English and Female Thai tutors.  Parents can sit at the bar and watch.  New champions needed!  Call Sue on 087 135 8357 or pop in to the club at Baan Amphur - signposted behind Phoenix Golf.

3.00 pm - Pattaya Cricket Club practice nets at Horseshoe Point next to Siam Country Club. All ages and abilities welcome.  Please contact Simon at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sunday

Badminton players are invited to play 3 mornings a week at X-zyte Sports Club on Third Road. We play 10-12am Sunday, Tuesday and Friday with a mix of mostly 50+ farangs and younger Thai’s.

The Amazing Sunday Golfers are a friendly group of average index who welcome new players.  Each Sunday they have friendly games on different courses with a meeting point at the course.  Contact Philippe at 082 546 0770 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to be updated each week for the upcoming game.

8:00 a.m. Diving with Mermaid’s Dive School.  Contact Mermaid’s Dive Center, tel. 038 232 219 - 20, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

12:00 p.m. Pattaya Sports Club Softball plays slow pitch recreational pick-ups games at every Sunday at 12 noon.  New players always welcome regardless of skill level, experience, age or time away from the game.  For more information and directions see the softball page at the Pattaya Sports Club website www.pattayasports.org or contact John at scrabbleking @yahoo.com or call 089-932-5433

2:00 p.m. The Pattaya Backgammon League (PBL) meets every Sunday at B.G. House & Restaurant @ 2 p.m. For further details phone 081 664 9085 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

3:00 p.m. Pattaya Jungle H3 meets every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month and departure is from the Lek Hotel on 2nd Rd at 3pm.  For more info please call Kai on 01 863 5095.

Monday

1:00 p.m. The Pattaya Bridge Club meets upstairs at Altos Restaurant, 144/99 Thappraya Road near flyover. Contact Jeremy Watson 085 818 2172, www.pattayabridge.org.

3.15 p.m. Pattaya Hash House Harriers: The club for drinking people with a running problem meets every Monday at 3:15 p.m. in Pattaya Third Road, in front of the Buffalo Bar close to soi Lengkee, and just down the road from the Boxing Roo. We depart at 3:30 p.m. sharp. More info at: www.pattayah3.com.

Tuesday

Chess and Scrabble Club: every Tuesday 12pm - 5pm at Hoek-Van-Holland in Jomtien. Take Thappraya Road to intersection with Beach Road. Dong Tan Police sub-station is right there. Walk back towards Pattaya 10 meters along walking path. Hoek-Van-Holland is on the right, before the parking lot. Bring your own chess set and/or scrabble board. For more information please see website www.hoek-van-holland.com - Everyone welcome.

The Pattaya Chess Club meets every Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. onwards at Brauhaus on 2nd Road between Soi 7 and Soi 8. Learners and anybody who would like to play chess are most welcome. Boards and clocks are provided.

Pattaya Ladies Netball Club: 7.30 pm every Tuesday at Fairtex Sports Club.  All ages and abilities are welcome.  100 baht per person.  Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to confirm or find us on Facebook – ‘Pattaya Ladies Tuesday Night Netball’

Wednesday

1:00 p.m. The Pattaya Bridge Club meets upstairs at Altos Restaurant, 144/99 Thappraya Road near flyover. Contact Jeremy Watson 085 818 2172, www.pattayabridge.org.

3.00 pm - Pattaya Cricket Club practice nets at Horseshoe Point next to Siam Country Club. All ages and abilities welcome.  Please contact Simon at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

4.00 pm – Club Petanque Thailand plays Wednesdays and Saturdays from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m.  The court is open for groups every day. New and bigger surface. Very good drainage as well as better lighting.  No membership fee. Find us at Soi Nernplabwan 100/2 Moo7, next to Sutawas Temple and small Banglamung Police station. Contact: 085 280 7182, fax 038 248 067, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (English, French, German, Scandinavian); (Thai & Chinese: 080 618 2831.)

Thursday

7:00 p.m.  Pattaya Panthers and Panties (mixed) Touch Rugby every Thursday night at Horseshoe Point next to Siam Country Club. New players are always welcome - we are a very sociable team! Please contact Paul Crouch on 089 902 6286 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Thursday, 18 December 2014 09:29

Any fries to go with that?

“French Fries” can be seen in many a menu, but did the chip come from France?

There is a photograph taken in Liege in 1891 which shows a food stall with the signs “Fritz Le Doyen de la Friture” (Fritz, the Dean of Deep-frying) and “L’Inventeur des Frites” (The Inventor of Fries!) And Fritz was Belgian.

In 1889 a new restaurant opened in the Eiffel Tower - on the menu was “Les Frites Belge” (Belgian Fries). If that wasn’t enough, there is the Culinary Guide of 1903 which stated, “This dish of deep-fried potatoes cut in the shape of long sticks finds its origin in Belgium.”

Ingredients and cooking method

Select medium sized potatoes of good quality. Wash, then peel then rewash the potatoes.

Cut into slices 1 cm thick. Now cut the slices into sticks 1 cm thick and maximum of 5 cm long.

Wash the sticks again in clear water and dry thoroughly.

Heat the oil to 160 degrees and cook for 5 to 6 minutes. Remove and drain and place on greaseproof paper till required.

Now heat oil to 180 degrees (nearly smoking) and cook until the outside is crisp and golden. Remove and drain, season with salt and serve your Belgian Fries - the chip with history!

Events

The next meeting of the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) will be on Sunday, December 21. Everyone is warmly welcome. Club member David Garmaise will be presenting a video quiz, “Name that Movie” and providing his usual interesting and informative comments. 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.

The St. George’s Anglican / Episcopal Congregation will be holding a Christmas Day Service at 11 a.m., December 25, in the building behind the Pattaya Church, which may be reached from Third Road Soi 1 or North Pattaya Road Soi 5. For further information please call Father Theo on 087 1331601.

The Wonderfruit music & art festival is to be held for 3 days from December 19-21 on over 200 rai of land at the entrance to Siam Country Club. The festival will be focused on the beauty of nature with over 100 hours of shows and entertainment and aims to attract those who love music and have a passion for art. 3-day pass/camping tickets cost 5,000 baht for adults, 3,500 baht for teens (12-19) and children (0-11) have free admittance. For more information, go to website: wonderfruitfestival.com.

Horseshoe Point Riding School is offering three special Christmas themed Ranch Days on December 18, 22 & 29. The fun packed days for children of all ages include a Treasure Hunt on horseback, Christmas party games, dressing up your pony for a Christmas Parade competition, fabulous prizes and much more. The events are open to all children 5 years and up, beginner riders or experienced. The cost for each day is 2,000 baht per participant. Proceeds from the event will go to support the Able the Disabled Foundation.  For more information and booking, call Sandra on 086 848 3684.

Pattaya City has scheduled the Pattaya Countdown celebration for 7 days and 7 nights from December 25-31 at South Pattaya (Bali Hai) Pier. This year’s Pattaya Countdown 2014 is planned to be bigger than ever, with popular music artists from in and out of the country performing nightly and booths offering a wide variety of products and food to give tourists, both domestic and foreign, a traditional Thailand New Year to remember.

Naklua Walking Street is open every Saturday and Sunday evening from 18:00 onwards at the Old Naklua Market. There will be a variety of traditional activities from communities in Pattaya, handcrafted products, traditional food and fresh seafood to offer at very special prices. There will also be shows performed by students from the local Pattaya schools. The Walking Street festival is being held until January 18, 2015.

Christmas & New Year Events

Christmas Eve buffet dinner is being served on Wednesday, December 24 from 6.30 p.m.-10.00 p.m. at the Verandah Coffee Shop, Montien Hotel Pattaya. Enjoy live music and the Montien Christmas Choir plus traditional specialties, from roasted turkey to Christmas pudding and many more. Santa will also be present to provide gifts for the children. Price: Adult - Baht 2,250.-net; Child - Baht 1,150.-net. New Year’s Eve on December 31 features a night of celebration in yellow. Dress to kill in any kind of yellow costumes to win prizes, dance all night & celebrate the New Year 2015. Party on from 6.30 p.m. - 01.00 a.m. Tickets: Baht 5,800.-net per adult / Baht 4,600.-net per child (under 12 years). Tickets for both events are available at the Montien Hotel Pattaya. Call 038 428-155, 038 361-340 ext. 1620, 1621 or E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Experience the festive season at Royal Cliff Beach Resort Pattaya: The frozen gala dinner on Christmas Eve, December 24, features an eight-course dinner menu containing traditional and contemporary options. Get ready to be charmed by the festive sounds of Christmas carols, Santa’s visit and music from the resident live band: Price - THB 3,900++ per person; Christmas Day features a traditional lunch buffet at Panorama restaurant, available at THB 1,400++ per person. Bring in the New Year in style on January 31 with a fun New Year’s Eve Mardi Gras: Feast on an exciting international buffet dinner and enjoy live entertainment, spectacular performances, interactive activities, and an exciting lucky draw plus a spectacular fireworks display and a children’s corner for the little ones to enjoy. Price THB 6,500++ per person. For more information, contact Guest Relations at tel: 038 250 421, ext. 2007 or 2037 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Christmas Eve Dinner at Amari Pattaya: Wednesday, Dec. 24 from 7.30 p.m. onwards at the Garden Lounge. Treat your family to a wonderful night out, with carol singers and a live band to make it a memorable celebration. Santa and his helpers will be on hand with gifts for the children: Adult THB 1,999 net/person (children 6-12 years old THB 999/person, children under 6 years old eat free). For reservations and information, call 038 418 418 or email fbreservation. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Christmas Eve Dinner & Christmas Day Lunch at Holiday Inn Pattaya: Wednesday, December 24, 6pm - 10pm at East Coast Kitchen, Executive Tower, enjoy traditional Christmas fare together with carol singers and a surprise visit from Santa and Santarina with gifts for the children: THB 1,400 net/person including welcome drink and unlimited soft drinks, wines (THB 700 net for kids 7-12 years old, kids below 6 years old eat free). Thursday, December 25, 12p.m. - 2p.m. at Café G, Bay Tower, traditional festive buffet feast with Christmas songs and magic shows throughout the day: THB 1,200 net/person exclude beverage (THB 600 net kids 7-12 years old, kids below 6 years old eat free). For reservation, call 038 725 555 or email info@ holidayinn-pattaya.com.

Christmas Eve buffet at the Captain’s Corner Restaurant in South Pattaya on Dec. 24 from 7 p.m. onwards. Enjoy a live performance by Asia’s top Elvis impersonator, Elvis Arthur, while Santa brings gifts for the children: Price THB 950 for adults and THB 450 for children (under age 10). For information and reservations, call 038 364 314 or 086 307 1991.

Welcome the New Year with a starry night magical theme at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G on Wednesday, December 31, from 7 p.m. until late. The master chefs will prepare an array of festive culinary delights and lavish treats to guarantee a fabulous grand gala dinner New Year’s Eve celebration. Live entertainment includes an exceptional dance show, dazzling fireworks, with live DJ ‘Olga’ & Singer “Roman” to dance the night away. Price - Adult: THB 7,500 net; Child (4–12 years old): THB 3,750 net; Child (under 4 years old): Free of Charge. Early Bird special rate: Save your seat before Friday, December 26 and get a 30% discount. Call 038 411 940–8 for more information.

Hard Rock Café Pattaya is celebrating New Year’s Eve on December 31 in “Flower Power” style, with peace, love and a rockin’ café atmosphere. Resident band Nu Color will be performing live while fireworks illuminate the Moon Deck. Choose a 3-course dinner from the menu at THB 6,500 net per person. Party only, without dinner for THB 500 including 1 house drink. Bottle packages are available. Dress code: Hippie, 60-70’s Glam Rock. Dress cool and receive a complimentary welcome drink. The party gets started at 9:30 p.m. and goes until 3 a.m. For more information call 038 426 635 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Enjoy delicious Thai and International cuisine at Mata Hari restaurant.

Dining

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 louismatahari @gmail.com or go through the website at: www. mataharipattaya.com.

Thai Garden Resort chef merrily cutting away at the roast pig.

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 at Holiday Inn Pattaya offers the following on a weekly basis: Monday - signature cocktail at just THB 180 net per glass; Tuesday - enjoy all traditional and signature pizzas at only THB 279; Wednesday - local draft beer at THB 119 net per glass; Thursday - enjoy a selection of pasta dishes with a glass of house wine or beer at only THB 450 net/person; Friday - enjoy a BBQ seafood platter with a variety of local seafood. Price starts from THB 1,200 net; Saturday - enjoy one of the best Mojitos in town at THB 159 net all night; Sunday - lucky draw, a chance to get 50% discount off your bill. Hi Club membership gets 10% discount. For more information or reservations, call 038 725 555 or email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Surf & Turf at Elements restaurant - Sheraton Pattaya Resort: Grilled Australian tenderloin, lobster & pumpkin hash, red wine sauce: THB 950++; Sautéed snow fish, braised beef cheek & mushroom ragout: THB 600++; Wok fried Szechuan lamb with sea scallops, Thai kale & Shaoxing wine: THB 450++; Tenderloin Carpaccio & crispy oysters, horseradish aioli: THB 425++; Crispy pork belly, blue crab & apple salad: THB 425++. For more information call 038 259 888 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Ruffino Restaurant offers Monday to Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. a homemade pizza “buy 1 get 1 free” promotion and Chef Luca has created a delicious rustic 3-course set dinner perfectly paired with a carafe of red or white wine for THB 888 net per person, only available on Thursday’s from 6 to 10 p.m. At 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). Afternoon Tea is also available daily from 3-5 p.m. at the Espresso Bar for THB 700++ per set for 2 persons, including scones and clotted cream, freshly made sandwiches, cakes, tea and coffee or try one of the 17 wines available starting at 190 baht per glass with a complimentary snack. All outlets are located at the Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya on Pratamnak Road, Soi 5. For more information and bookings call 038 306 337 or e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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. Both indoor and outdoor dining options are available. 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.

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. The Verandah Coffee Shop is also serving an international seafood BBQ buffet dinner every Saturday from 6.30 p.m. - 10.00 p.m. Price THB 995 net for adults and THB 550 net for children. 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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Edge restaurant at Hilton Hotel Pattaya offers a Monday “Post weekend BBQ” featuring 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 480 net; Friday and Saturday @ THB 540 net, Sunday Brunch @ THB 1400 net; Wine Buffet @ THB 1100 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. An International Buffet Dinner is also available 7 days a week priced at THB 920 net on Monday - Thursday and Saturday & Sunday, and THB 1100 net on Friday. Edge restaurant is located on the 14th floor of the Hilton Hotel Pattaya. For bookings, please dial +66 (0)38 253 000.

Monday Curry Night at Tavern by the Sea.Monday Curry Night 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 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. Thirsty Thursday Beer Buffet offers a Free Flow of all local draught beer including Chang, Tiger, Heineken and San Miguel. Price 699 THB net per person, starts from 18:00 - 21:00. 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.

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.

Friday night Thai buffet at Ginger & Lime.

Ginger & Lime presents a “Friday Night Thai Buffet” showcasing a wide variety of Thai cuisine, lots of live cooking stations and includes a vegetable carving show, flower arrangement demonstration, silver jewelry hand craft stall, fun games and traditional Thai live shows every Friday night from 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. Price: THB 799++ (subject to 10% service charge and 7% VAT) per person. Ginger & Lime Restaurant is located at the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. For more information and reservations, call 038 714 981.

Canadian lobster at Acqua Italian restaurant.Canadian lobster at Acqua Italian restaurant.

Throughout the month of December, Chef Alberto Bruni at “Acqua” Italian restaurant invites you to enjoy the delights of Canadian lobster. Try the Canadian lobster bisque, spaghetti with Canadian lobster and artichoke, or grilled Canadian lobster on fruit Catalana. Also, Ink Acquerello risotto with broiled rock lobster. Acqua Italian restaurant is located in the Main Lobby of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, and opens daily from 18.30-22.30 hrs. For reservations, call 038 714 981.

Turkey treats at Oasis in December.Turkey treats at Oasis in December.

Throughout the entire month of December 2014, Oasis Restaurant invites you to come and enjoy “Festive Turkey” dishes including turkey club, turkey steak, turkey schnitzel and turkey skewers with spicy coconut green curry. Prices start at only THB 200++. Oasis Restaurant is located at the lower Main Lobby near the water park at the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. Open daily from 06.00-23.00 hrs. For reservations call 038 714 981.

Promotions

To welcome the upcoming year-end festivities, Amari Pattaya is providing special hampers to celebrate and share this holiday season. Chose from three different styles of hampers, all containing a variety of goodies such as Christmas cookies, chocolate praline, AC fresh juice, jam, tea, Christmas teddy bears and much more. Prices are 1,600, 3,500 and 6,000 THB and hampers are available until 5 January 2015. Place orders by contacting Essence Restaurant at 038 418 418 or email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

eforea spa at Hilton Pattaya has announced its new special promotion package, “Relax, Renew and Emerge Brighter”. Guests can book the package for only THB 3,500 and receive a 90-minute meditation massage, inspired by traditional Australian Aboriginal techniques, which focuses on instilling a deep sense of mental and physical relaxation. A choice of native aromatic oils is prescribed to suit your individual needs to rejuvenate, harmonize or detoxify. For an additional THB 500 guests can enjoy a 30-minute body scrub and receive an eforea music CD, which features soothing tunes that they can relax to in their own home. For more information, call 038 253 000, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit eforeaspa.com.

Tea Tree Spa at Holiday Inn Pattaya is currently offering a special promotion - for every two regular treatments purchased, receive 20% discount from normal price (terms and conditions apply). For more information and reservations, call 038 725 555 ext. 3902 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Spa Cenvaree at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort, Pattaya is offering a “Heavenly Care Spa Membership” for an annual 12 month fee of THB 10,000 net, which enables each member to enjoy spa treatments up to the value of 35,000 baht. Membership also includes unlimited use of other spa facilities including the sauna for general detoxification, weight loss and stress relief, herbal steam room, cold & hot plunge pools, lap pool in front of the Fitness Center, spa lockers and Relaxation Lounge complete with juice and snacks. For more information, contact Spa Cenvaree on 038 301 234 ext. 4333 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Now at Café Kantary Sriracha visitors can enjoy a happy hour, featuring savings on a host of refreshing beverages. Every Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm, every visitor who purchases a beverage will receive a free beverage of equal or less value. The offer is limited to 2 free beverages per visitor, and excludes alcoholic beverages. For more information, please contact Café Kantary, Sriracha: Tel. 0-3831-410, or visit www.cafekantary.com.

Entertainment

The Dutch B2F swing band, along with special guest singers Sara Palaia and Tom Olaerts, will be performing a special Christmas show at Silverlake Vinyard Pattaya on Saturday, December 27 from 6.30 p.m. Tickets cost 1,300 baht and include dinner. Call 089-896-5166 for reservations.

An open-air music festival featuring techno, house and break beat will be held on Pattaya Beach Road opposite Mike Shopping Mall on Tuesday, December 30 from 2 p.m. until late. Entrance is free. Call 090 971 0032 or 095 118 6835 for more information.

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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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.

Groups & Associations

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.

Monday, 15 December 2014 10:42

Gemenids light up sky above Doi Inthanon

BANGKOK, 14 December 2014 - Both local people and tourists in Chiang Mai province have flocked to Doi Inthanon mountain to watch the Geminid meteor shower amid the cold weather.

The National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (Public Organization) on Sunday brought more than ten telescopes for those who came to enjoy the meteor shower at Doi Inthanon. It began around 8 PM Sunday night with a peak rate of less than 120 meteors per hour. The meteor shower was visible to the naked eyes.

Wrapped in winter clothes,the people cheered when they saw a meteor. They said they were very delighted to see the phenomenon despite the chilly temperatures.

Friday

DFiT, Dusit Thani Pattaya: Visitors using the group fitness membership can avail of the THB 2,000 offer for five visits to the gym after their membership has expired.  The offer includes unlimited use of DFiT facilities including tennis courts.  For more information, call 038-425611 ext. DFiT.

1:00 p.m. The Pattaya Bridge Club meets upstairs at Altos Restaurant, 144/99 Thappraya Road near flyover. Contact Jeremy Watson 085 818 2172, www.pattayabridge.org.

2:00 p.m. Pattaya Sports Club Bowling at PS Bowl on the top floor of Tops Supermarket at the junction of Central and Second Roads. Contact La at PS after 1:30 p.m.

Saturday

Pattaya Archery Club meets between 10am and 12 midday every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at our dedicated shooting range within easy reach of Pattaya, near the new railway road.  Beginners of all ages are welcome, and equipment and coaching are free.  For more information call Eric, the club President , on 089 535 1193 or visit www.pattayaarcheryclub.com

Ocean Marina Yacht Club invites experienced sailors and learners for racing weekends and funsail/training weekends.  The club has 5 star clubhouse facilities and a fleet of 25' racing yachts available. www.omycsailing.com, phone Kev Scott 087 825 0011.

8:00 a.m. Diving with Mermaid’s Dive School.  Contact Mermaid’s Dive Center, tel. 038 232 219 - 20, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

8:00 a.m. - noon & 2 - 6 p.m. (Sat & Sun - Also Monday to Friday) Horseback riding at the Horseshoe Point Riding Academy, the biggest equestrian center in South-East Asia.  Show jumping, hacking, trail, dressage and classical dressage.  Training courses from beginners to advanced riders with English speaking instructors.  Leisure trail riding, group and private classes.  All levels of riders welcome.  Over 100 horses and ponies available.  Located on 1,500 acres of beautiful tropical garden land just outside Pattaya.  Free shuttle service available.  For more information: phone (+66) 3873 - 5050 (ext. 4016-18), fax (+66) 3873 - 4973 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

8:30 am. -10:00 am. International Players Academy meets every Sat. morning for Jr. Intermediate level Tennis at Ambassador City Tennis Courts. Visitors are welcome, just bring your tennis racket, ages range from 10-16. For more details call CJ on 086 086 2121

Indoor Lawn Bowls Free at Coco Club every Saturday for school or college aged children from 11.00am - 2.00pm, with Male – English and Female Thai tutors.  Parents can sit at the bar and watch.  New champions needed!  Call Sue on 087 135 8357 or pop in to the club at Baan Amphur - signposted behind Phoenix Golf.

3.00 pm - Pattaya Cricket Club practice nets at Horseshoe Point next to Siam Country Club. All ages and abilities welcome.  Please contact Simon at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sunday

Badminton players are invited to play 3 mornings a week at X-zyte Sports Club on Third Road. We play 10-12am Sunday, Tuesday and Friday with a mix of mostly 50+ farangs and younger Thai’s.

The Amazing Sunday Golfers are a friendly group of average index who welcome new players.  Each Sunday they have friendly games on different courses with a meeting point at the course.  Contact Philippe at 082 546 0770 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to be updated each week for the upcoming game.

8:00 a.m. Diving with Mermaid’s Dive School.  Contact Mermaid’s Dive Center, tel. 038 232 219 - 20, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

12:00 p.m. Pattaya Sports Club Softball plays slow pitch recreational pick-ups games at every Sunday at 12 noon.  New players always welcome regardless of skill level, experience, age or time away from the game.  For more information and directions see the softball page at the Pattaya Sports Club website www.pattayasports.org or contact John at scrabbleking@ yahoo.com or call 089-932-5433

2:00 p.m. The Pattaya Backgammon League (PBL) meets every Sunday at B.G. House & Restaurant @ 2 p.m. For further details phone 081 664 9085 or email tournament@ pattayabackgammonleague.com

3:00 p.m. Pattaya Jungle H3 meets every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month and departure is from the Lek Hotel on 2nd Rd at 3pm.  For more info please call Kai on 01 863 5095.

Monday

1:00 p.m. The Pattaya Bridge Club meets upstairs at Altos Restaurant, 144/99 Thappraya Road near flyover. Contact Jeremy Watson 085 818 2172, www.pattayabridge.org.

3.15 p.m. Pattaya Hash House Harriers: The club for drinking people with a running problem meets every Monday at 3:15 p.m. in Pattaya Third Road, in front of the Buffalo Bar close to soi Lengkee, and just down the road from the Boxing Roo. We depart at 3:30 p.m. sharp. More info at: www.pattayah3.com.

Tuesday

Chess and Scrabble Club: every Tuesday 12pm - 5pm at Hoek-Van-Holland in Jomtien. Take Thappraya Road to intersection with Beach Road. Dong Tan Police sub-station is right there. Walk back towards Pattaya 10 meters along walking path. Hoek-Van-Holland is on the right, before the parking lot. Bring your own chess set and/or scrabble board. For more information please see website www.hoek-van-holland.com - Everyone welcome.

The Pattaya Chess Club meets every Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. onwards at Brauhaus on 2nd Road between Soi 7 and Soi 8. Learners and anybody who would like to play chess are most welcome. Boards and clocks are provided.

Pattaya Ladies Netball Club: 7.30 pm every Tuesday at Fairtex Sports Club.  All ages and abilities are welcome.  100 baht per person.  Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to confirm or find us on Facebook – ‘Pattaya Ladies Tuesday Night Netball’

Wednesday

1:00 p.m. The Pattaya Bridge Club meets upstairs at Altos Restaurant, 144/99 Thappraya Road near flyover. Contact Jeremy Watson 085 818 2172, www.pattayabridge.org.

3.00 pm - Pattaya Cricket Club practice nets at Horseshoe Point next to Siam Country Club. All ages and abilities welcome.  Please contact Simon at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

4.00 pm – Club Petanque Thailand plays Wednesdays and Saturdays from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m.  The court is open for groups every day. New and bigger surface. Very good drainage as well as better lighting.  No membership fee. Find us at Soi Nernplabwan 100/2 Moo7, next to Sutawas Temple and small Banglamung Police station. Contact: 085 280 7182, fax 038 248 067, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (English, French, German, Scandinavian); (Thai & Chinese: 080 618 2831.)

Thursday

7:00 p.m.  Pattaya Panthers and Panties (mixed) Touch Rugby every Thursday night at Horseshoe Point next to Siam Country Club. New players are always welcome - we are a very sociable team! Please contact Paul Crouch on 089 902 6286 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Events

The next meeting of the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) will be on Sunday, December 14. Everyone is warmly welcome. The PCEC will be presenting their Christmas Program with the Pattaya Orphanage Children’s Choir singing carols and receiving some bags of goodies from Santa Claus. 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.

The 8th annual Bangsaen Thailand Speed Festival will be held from December 10-14 on a road circuit at Bangsaen Laemtan and Khao Sam-muk with over 300 participating vehicles. The event highlight will be the final round of the 2014 Thailand Super Car racing series. Entrance is free to all spectators.

The Queen’s Cup Pink Polo tournament is scheduled for Dec 14 at the Thai Polo & Equestrian Club in Pattaya to help raise funds for the Queen Sirikit Center for Breast Cancer at Chulalongkorn Hospital and the Thai Red Cross Society. The tournament features an all-women cast, with the players turning up for the matches dressed in pink, while the venue itself will be adorned in matching decor. The day’s events begin at 12 noon and include show jumping, a fashion show on horseback, kids’ polo, Pink Polo final with divot stomping & high tea, fireworks Assado & dancing. Entrance costs 1000 baht as a donation to the Queen Sirikit Center. For more information, call Kh. Surapol on 081 617 4744 or check website: www.thai-polo-club.com.

TFI (Thai-Farang Initiative) will be holding its second Jolly Kids Xmas Party at Jameson’s Irish Pub & Restaurant on Sunday, Dec. 14 from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Bring the kids as Santa will give every child a Christmas gift. The kids’ buffet will include chicken nuggets, fish fingers, mini burgers, French fries, jelly and ice cream plus soft drinks. Magic shows will be performed by Doc Penguin and there will also be face painting & a bouncy castle plus a Grand Raffle with a fantastic selection of prizes available. Admission is free for all children. Also, order any Jameson’s Sunday roast dinner and 50% of the price shall be donated to the TFI charity fund. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit facebook.com/funcharityevents.

The Wonderfruit music & art festival is to be held for 3 days from December 19-21 on over 200 rai of land at the entrance to Siam Country Club. The festival will be focused on the beauty of nature with over 100 hours of shows and entertainment and aims to attract those who love music and have a passion for art. 3-day pass/camping tickets cost 5,000 baht for adults, 3,500 baht for teens (12-19) and children (0-11) have free admittance. For more information, go to website: wonderfruitfestival.com.

Horseshoe Point Riding School is offering three special Christmas themed Ranch Days on December 18, 22 & 29. The fun packed days for children of all ages include a Treasure Hunt on horseback, Christmas party games, dressing up your pony for a Christmas Parade competition, fabulous prizes and much more. The events are open to all children 5 years and up, beginner riders or experienced. The cost for each day is 2,000 baht per participant. Proceeds from the event will go to support the Able the Disabled Foundation.  For more information and booking, call Sandra on 086 848 3684.

Pattaya City has scheduled the Pattaya Countdown celebration for 7 days and 7 nights from December 25-31 at South Pattaya (Bali Hai) Pier. This year’s Pattaya Countdown 2014 is planned to be bigger than ever, with popular music artists from in and out of the country performing nightly and booths offering a wide variety of products and food to give tourists, both domestic and foreign, a traditional Thailand New Year to remember.

Naklua Walking Street is open every Saturday and Sunday evening from 18:00 onwards at the Old Naklua Market. There will be a variety of traditional activities from communities in Pattaya, handcrafted products, traditional food and fresh seafood to offer at very special prices. There will also be shows performed by students from the local Pattaya schools. The Walking Street festival is being held until January 18, 2015.

Christmas & New Year Events

Christmas Eve Dinner at Amari Pattaya: Wednesday, Dec. 24 from 7.30 p.m. onwards at the Garden Lounge. Treat your family to a wonderful night out, with carol singers and a live band to make it a memorable celebration. Santa and his helpers will be on hand with gifts for the children: Adult THB 1,999 net/person (children 6-12 years old THB 999/person, children under 6 years old eat free). For reservations and information, call 038 418 418 or email fbreservation. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Christmas Eve Dinner & Christmas Day Lunch at Holiday Inn Pattaya: Wednesday, December 24, 6pm - 10pm at East Coast Kitchen, Executive Tower, enjoy traditional Christmas fare together with carol singers and a surprise visit from Santa and Santarina with gifts for the children: THB 1,400 net/person including welcome drink and unlimited soft drinks, wines (THB 700 net for kids 7-12 years old, kids below 6 years old eat free). Thursday, December 25, 12p.m. - 2p.m. at Café G, Bay Tower, traditional festive buffet feast with Christmas songs and magic shows throughout the day: THB 1,200 net/person exclude beverage (THB 600 net kids 7-12 years old, kids below 6 years old eat free). For reservation, call 038 725 555 or email info@ holidayinn-pattaya.com.

Christmas Eve buffet at the Captain’s Corner Restaurant in South Pattaya on Dec. 24 from 7 p.m. onwards. Enjoy a live performance by Asia’s top Elvis impersonator, Elvis Arthur, while Santa brings gifts for the children: Price THB 950 for adults and THB 450 for children (under age 10). For information and reservations, call 038 364 314 or 086 307 1991.

Hard Rock Café Pattaya is celebrating New Year’s Eve on December 31 in “Flower Power” style, with peace, love and a rockin’ café atmosphere. Resident band Nu Color will be performing live while fireworks illuminate the Moon Deck. Choose a 3-course dinner from the menu at THB 6,500 net per person. Party only, without dinner for THB 500 including 1 house drink. Bottle packages are available. Dress code: Hippie, 60-70’s Glam Rock. Dress cool and receive a complimentary welcome drink. The party gets started at 9:30 p.m. and goes until 3 a.m. For more information call 038 426 635 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Dining

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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 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 at Holiday Inn Pattaya offers the following on a weekly basis: Monday - signature cocktail at just THB 180 net per glass; Tuesday - enjoy all traditional and signature pizzas at only THB 279; Wednesday - local draft beer at THB 119 net per glass; Thursday - enjoy a selection of pasta dishes with a glass of house wine or beer at only THB 450 net/person; Friday - enjoy a BBQ seafood platter with a variety of local seafood. Price starts from THB 1,200 net; Saturday - enjoy one of the best Mojitos in town at THB 159 net all night; Sunday - lucky draw, a chance to get 50% discount off your bill. Hi Club membership gets 10% discount. For more information or reservations, call 038 725 555 or email to: info@ holidayinn-pattaya.com.

Surf & Turf at Elements restaurant - Sheraton Pattaya Resort: Grilled Australian tenderloin, lobster & pumpkin hash, red wine sauce: THB 950++; Sautéed snow fish, braised beef cheek & mushroom ragout: THB 600++; Wok fried Szechuan lamb with sea scallops, Thai kale & Shaoxing wine: THB 450++; Tenderloin Carpaccio & crispy oysters, horseradish aioli: THB 425++; Crispy pork belly, blue crab & apple salad: THB 425++. For more information call 038 259 888 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Ruffino Restaurant offers Monday to Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. a homemade pizza “buy 1 get 1 free” promotion and Chef Luca has created a delicious rustic 3-course set dinner perfectly paired with a carafe of red or white wine for THB 888 net per person, only available on Thursday’s from 6 to 10 p.m. At 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). Afternoon Tea is also available daily from 3-5 p.m. at the Espresso Bar for THB 700++ per set for 2 persons, including scones and clotted cream, freshly made sandwiches, cakes, tea and coffee or try one of the 17 wines available starting at 190 baht per glass with a complimentary snack. All outlets are located at the Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya on Pratamnak Road, Soi 5. For more information and bookings call 038 306 337 or e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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. Both indoor and outdoor dining options are available. 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.

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. The Verandah Coffee Shop is also serving an international seafood BBQ buffet dinner every Saturday from 6.30 p.m. - 10.00 p.m. Price THB 995 net for adults and THB 550 net for children. 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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Edge restaurant at Hilton Hotel Pattaya offers a Monday “Post weekend BBQ” featuring 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 480 net; Friday and Saturday @ THB 540 net, Sunday Brunch @ THB 1400 net; Wine Buffet @ THB 1100 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. An International Buffet Dinner is also available 7 days a week priced at THB 920 net on Monday - Thursday and Saturday & Sunday, and THB 1100 net on Friday. Edge restaurant is located on the 14th floor of the Hilton Hotel Pattaya. For bookings, please dial +66 (0)38 253 000.

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. Thirsty Thursday Beer Buffet offers a Free Flow of all local draught beer including Chang, Tiger, Heineken and San Miguel. Price 699 THB net per person, starts from 18:00 - 21:00. 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.

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.

Ginger & Lime presents a “Friday Night Thai Buffet” showcasing a wide variety of Thai cuisine, lots of live cooking stations and includes a vegetable carving show, flower arrangement demonstration, silver jewelry hand craft stall, fun games and traditional Thai live shows every Friday night from 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. Price: THB 799++ (subject to 10% service charge and 7% VAT) per person. Ginger & Lime Restaurant is located at the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. For more information and reservations, call 038 714 981.

Throughout the entire month of December 2014, Oasis Restaurant invites you to come and enjoy “Festive Turkey” dishes including turkey club, turkey steak, turkey schnitzel and turkey skewers with spicy coconut green curry. Prices start at only THB 200++. Oasis Restaurant is located at the lower Main Lobby near the water park at the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. Open daily from 06.00-23.00 hrs. For reservations call 038 714 981.

Promotions

To welcome the upcoming year-end festivities, Amari Pattaya is providing special hampers to celebrate and share this holiday season. Chose from three different styles of hampers, all containing a variety of goodies such as Christmas cookies, chocolate praline, AC fresh juice, jam, tea, Christmas teddy bears and much more. Prices are 1,600, 3,500 and 6,000 THB and hampers are available from 15 December 2014 until 5 January 2015. Place advance orders by contacting Essence Restaurant at 038 418 418 or email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

eforea spa at Hilton Pattaya has announced its new special promotion package, “Relax, Renew and Emerge Brighter”. Guests can book the package for only THB 3,500 and receive a 90-minute meditation massage, inspired by traditional Australian Aboriginal techniques, which focuses on instilling a deep sense of mental and physical relaxation. A choice of native aromatic oils is prescribed to suit your individual needs to rejuvenate, harmonize or detoxify. For an additional THB 500 guests can enjoy a 30-minute body scrub and receive an eforea music CD, which features soothing tunes that they can relax to in their own home. For more information, call 038 253 000, email pattaya This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit eforeaspa.com.

Tea Tree Spa at Holiday Inn Pattaya is currently offering a special promotion - for every two regular treatments purchased, receive 20% discount from normal price (terms and conditions apply). For more information and reservations, call 038 725 555 ext. 3902 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Spa Cenvaree at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort, Pattaya is offering a “Heavenly Care Spa Membership” for an annual 12 month fee of THB 10,000 net, which enables each member to enjoy spa treatments up to the value of 35,000 baht. Membership also includes unlimited use of other spa facilities including the sauna for general detoxification, weight loss and stress relief, herbal steam room, cold & hot plunge pools, lap pool in front of the Fitness Center, spa lockers and Relaxation Lounge complete with juice and snacks. For more information, contact Spa Cenvaree on 038 301 234 ext. 4333 or email: spacenvareecmbr@ chr.co.th.

Now at Café Kantary Sriracha visitors can enjoy a happy hour, featuring savings on a host of refreshing beverages. Every Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm, every visitor who purchases a beverage will receive a free beverage of equal or less value. The offer is limited to 2 free beverages per visitor, and excludes alcoholic beverages. For more information, please contact Café Kantary, Sriracha: Tel. 0-3831-410, or visit www.cafekantary.com.

Entertainment

Ripley’s Pattaya will organize a fun run at the U-Tapao Naval Air Base on Saturday, December 13. The race will be organized into 3 race distances - 5km, 10.5km and 21km - and participants will have to overcome various obstacles set up by the organizers, featuring famous movie characters. For more information, call 02 236 2931-2 or to register send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The ZHdK String Orchestra from Switzerland will be performing a concert at the Siam Bayshore Resort on Monday, December 15 at 7 p.m. The evening program will include works by Mozart, Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, Elgar and Grieg. Tickets are priced at 600 baht at the door and are available to book in advance for early bird at 500 baht. For more information, send email to mongkol This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Mr. Mongkol 081 682 8000.

The Bangkok Community Theatre (BCT) will hold open auditions for the off-Broadway musical, ‘Pageant’ on Monday, 15 December, starting at 6 p.m. at Creative Industries, M-Theater, 2884/2 New Petchaburi Road in Bangkok. All actors should be able to sing moderately well, move fluidly and possess strong comedy skills. Performances are set for 19-28 March in Bangkok. Email: info@bangkokcommunity theatre.com for more information.

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 hrcpr.pty@hardrockhotels .net 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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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.

Groups & Associations

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.

Thursday, 11 December 2014 10:58

An easy Thai Larb

Larb is a very well known Thai dish.  This recipe is easy to follow and you can substitute chicken or beef in place of pork.  The ingredients are easily sourced at any local market.

Cooking Method

Heat half the oil in a wok over high heat until just smoking.  Add half the pork mince, lemon grass and chilli and stir-fry, breaking up any lumps, for 3-4 minutes or until pork changes color.  Transfer to a heatproof bowl.  Repeat with the remaining oil, pork, lemon grass and chilli, reheating the wok between batches.  Set aside for 15 minutes to cool slightly.

Now whisk together the lime juice, fish sauce, sweet chilli sauce and lime rind in a small bowl until well combined.  Drizzle the dressing over the pork mixture.  Add the onion, coriander and mint and stir to combine.  Spoon the pork mixture among lettuce leaves and sprinkle with peanuts to serve.

Ingredients Serves 4
Peanut oil 1 tbspn
Pork mince lean 500 g
Lemon grass finely chopped 1 stem
Long green chilli 1 fresh, finely chopped
Fresh lime juice 60 ml
Fish sauce (Tiparos) 1 tbspn
Sweet chilli sauce 1 tbspn
Finely grated lime rind 1 tspn
Small red onion, thinly sliced ½
Fresh coriander leaves 1/3 cup
Torn fresh mint 2 tbspns

Friday

DFiT, Dusit Thani Pattaya: Visitors using the group fitness membership can avail of the THB 2,000 offer for five visits to the gym after their membership has expired.  The offer includes unlimited use of DFiT facilities including tennis courts.  For more information, call 038-425611 ext. DFiT.

1:00 p.m. The Pattaya Bridge Club meets upstairs at Altos Restaurant, 144/99 Thappraya Road near flyover. Contact Jeremy Watson 085 818 2172, www.pattayabridge.org.

2:00 p.m. Pattaya Sports Club Bowling at PS Bowl on the top floor of Tops Supermarket at the junction of Central and Second Roads. Contact La at PS after 1:30 p.m.

Saturday

Pattaya Archery Club meets between 10am and 12 midday every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at our dedicated shooting range within easy reach of Pattaya, near the new railway road.  Beginners of all ages are welcome, and equipment and coaching are free.  For more information call Eric, the club President , on 089 535 1193 or visit www.pattayaarcheryclub.com

Ocean Marina Yacht Club invites experienced sailors and learners for racing weekends and funsail/training weekends.  The club has 5 star clubhouse facilities and a fleet of 25' racing yachts available. www.omycsailing.com, phone Kev Scott 087 825 0011.

8:00 a.m. Diving with Mermaid’s Dive School.  Contact Mermaid’s Dive Center, tel. 038 232 219 - 20, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

8:00 a.m. - noon & 2 - 6 p.m. (Sat & Sun - Also Monday to Friday) Horseback riding at the Horseshoe Point Riding Academy, the biggest equestrian center in South-East Asia.  Show jumping, hacking, trail, dressage and classical dressage.  Training courses from beginners to advanced riders with English speaking instructors.  Leisure trail riding, group and private classes.  All levels of riders welcome.  Over 100 horses and ponies available.  Located on 1,500 acres of beautiful tropical garden land just outside Pattaya.  Free shuttle service available.  For more information: phone (+66) 3873 - 5050 (ext. 4016-18), fax (+66) 3873 - 4973 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

8:30 am. -10:00 am. International Players Academy meets every Sat. morning for Jr. Intermediate level Tennis at Ambassador City Tennis Courts. Visitors are welcome, just bring your tennis racket, ages range from 10-16. For more details call CJ on 086 086 2121

Indoor Lawn Bowls Free at Coco Club every Saturday for school or college aged children from 11.00am - 2.00pm, with Male – English and Female Thai tutors.  Parents can sit at the bar and watch.  New champions needed!  Call Sue on 087 135 8357 or pop in to the club at Baan Amphur - signposted behind Phoenix Golf.

3.00 pm - Pattaya Cricket Club practice nets at Horseshoe Point next to Siam Country Club. All ages and abilities welcome.  Please contact Simon at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sunday

Badminton players are invited to play 3 mornings a week at X-zyte Sports Club on Third Road. We play 10-12am Sunday, Tuesday and Friday with a mix of mostly 50+ farangs and younger Thai’s.

The Amazing Sunday Golfers are a friendly group of average index who welcome new players.  Each Sunday they have friendly games on different courses with a meeting point at the course.  Contact Philippe at 082 546 0770 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to be updated each week for the upcoming game.

8:00 a.m. Diving with Mermaid’s Dive School.  Contact Mermaid’s Dive Center, tel. 038 232 219 - 20, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

12:00 p.m. Pattaya Sports Club Softball plays slow pitch recreational pick-ups games at every Sunday at 12 noon.  New players always welcome regardless of skill level, experience, age or time away from the game.  For more information and directions see the softball page at the Pattaya Sports Club website www.pattayasports.org or contact John at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 089-932-5433

2:00 p.m. The Pattaya Backgammon League (PBL) meets every Sunday at B.G. House & Restaurant @ 2 p.m. For further details phone 081 664 9085 or email tournament@ pattayabackgammonleague.com

3:00 p.m. Pattaya Jungle H3 meets every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month and departure is from the Lek Hotel on 2nd Rd at 3pm.  For more info please call Kai on 01 863 5095.

Monday

1:00 p.m. The Pattaya Bridge Club meets upstairs at Altos Restaurant, 144/99 Thappraya Road near flyover. Contact Jeremy Watson 085 818 2172, www.pattayabridge.org.

3.15 p.m. Pattaya Hash House Harriers: The club for drinking people with a running problem meets every Monday at 3:15 p.m. in Pattaya Third Road, in front of the Buffalo Bar close to soi Lengkee, and just down the road from the Boxing Roo. We depart at 3:30 p.m. sharp. More info at: www.pattayah3.com.

Tuesday

Chess and Scrabble Club: every Tuesday 12pm - 5pm at Hoek-Van-Holland in Jomtien. Take Thappraya Road to intersection with Beach Road. Dong Tan Police sub-station is right there. Walk back towards Pattaya 10 meters along walking path. Hoek-Van-Holland is on the right, before the parking lot. Bring your own chess set and/or scrabble board. For more information please see website www.hoek-van-holland.com - Everyone welcome.

The Pattaya Chess Club meets every Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. onwards at Brauhaus on 2nd Road between Soi 7 and Soi 8. Learners and anybody who would like to play chess are most welcome. Boards and clocks are provided.

Pattaya Ladies Netball Club: 7.30 pm every Tuesday at Fairtex Sports Club.  All ages and abilities are welcome.  100 baht per person.  Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to confirm or find us on Facebook – ‘Pattaya Ladies Tuesday Night Netball’

Wednesday

1:00 p.m. The Pattaya Bridge Club meets upstairs at Altos Restaurant, 144/99 Thappraya Road near flyover. Contact Jeremy Watson 085 818 2172, www.pattayabridge.org.

3.00 pm - Pattaya Cricket Club practice nets at Horseshoe Point next to Siam Country Club. All ages and abilities welcome.  Please contact Simon at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

4.00 pm – Club Petanque Thailand plays Wednesdays and Saturdays from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m.  The court is open for groups every day. New and bigger surface. Very good drainage as well as better lighting.  No membership fee. Find us at Soi Nernplabwan 100/2 Moo7, next to Sutawas Temple and small Banglamung Police station. Contact: 085 280 7182, fax 038 248 067, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (English, French, German, Scandinavian); (Thai & Chinese: 080 618 2831.)

Thursday

7:00 p.m.  Pattaya Panthers and Panties (mixed) Touch Rugby every Thursday night at Horseshoe Point next to Siam Country Club. New players are always welcome - we are a very sociable team! Please contact Paul Crouch on 089 902 6286 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Thursday, 04 December 2014 11:19

Contra Filetto di Manzo sul Letto

This is an easy recipe to cook, with only a few ingredients. However, like most Italian dishes, there is a heavy touch of garlic to give it that “continental” flavor.

Probably one of the most important items to attend to is careful selection of the meat. Do not skimp here. Buy the best quality you can, it will pay dividends and you will garner many compliments with this filling main course. Ensuring the best ingredients is a creed most chefs adhere to.

Cooking Method

Cut the beef into four 60 gm pieces and gently flatten them with a mallet or roller. Season with salt and pepper, place the ham and garlic on top and roll up.

Dust with flour and sauté in hot olive oil. The time taken for this step will determine whether you like meat “rare” or “medium”. Do not overcook this dish.

Remove from pan and cut in half and place on serving plate.

Top the dish with the mushrooms and gravy.

Ingredients Serves 2
Beef, tenderloin or rib eye 240 gm
Cooked ham 40 gm
Garlic (sliced) 4 pieces
Olive oil 2 tbspns
Mushrooms (diced) 2 tspns
Gravy 2 tspns
Salt and pepper to taste
Flour for dusting

Events

The next meeting of the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) will be on Sunday, December 7. Everyone is warmly welcome. The presenter will be Dr. Penguin (aka Doc Penguino); bringing back some more of his “magic.” 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.

Rotary Club Eastern Seaboard invites all Rotarians, friends & guests to join an evening of fine food and excellent entertainment at the club’s annual Christmas party to be held at the Siam Bayshore Resort in South Pattaya from 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 6. Tickets cost 1,200 baht and can be reserved by calling Bob Denzel at 081-715 20 51 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Dress code for the event is formal or smart.

The annual Jet Ski King’s Cup-World Cup Grand Prix tournament will take place from December 3-7 at Jomtien Beach. The event will feature some of the biggest names in world jet-ski racing with participants coming from over 40 countries to take part. Free practice takes place on Dec. 3 & 4 with the main completion starting Dec. 5 at 8 a.m. Admission is free to all spectators. For more information, go to website: http://jetski-worldcup.com.

A ceremony of 5 religions will be held at The Sanctuary of Truth in north Pattaya on Tuesday, December 9. The ceremony features 200 monks and activities of other religions including Buddhist, Christian, Islamic, Sikhism and Hinduism. People who are interested can join the ceremony for free.

The 8th annual Bangsaen Thailand Speed Festival will be held from December 10-14 on a road circuit at Bangsaen Laemtan and Khao Sam-muk with over 300 participating vehicles. The event highlight will be the final round of the 2014 Thailand Super Car racing series. Entrance is free to all spectators.

Rayong-Pattaya Ladies Circle will be holding a monthly Coffee Morning on Wednesday, December 10 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the home of Romayne McAlister in Jomtien. All money raised from entry (200 baht) and raffle ticket sales will go to support Pattaya Family Bike Day. For further information, including directions to the venue, call Tiew on 081 644 4 432 or email: rayongladiescircle @gmail.com.

A Joint Chambers Eastern Seaboard Networking Evening will be held at the Amari Pattaya Resort on Thursday, December 11, from 6.00 -9.00 p.m. (last drinks served at 8.30 p.m.). Price of admission is THB 400 for members of BCCT, AustCham, AmCham, GTCC & SATCC and THB 850 for non-members. For more information and reservations, go to chamber websites: www.bccthai.com, www. austchamthailand.com or www.amchamthailand.com.

The Queen’s Cup Pink Polo tournament is scheduled for Dec 14 at the Thai Polo & Equestrian Club in Pattaya to help raise funds for the Queen Sirikit Center for Breast Cancer at Chulalongkorn Hospital and the Thai Red Cross Society. The tournament features an all-women cast, with the players turning up for the matches dressed in pink, while the venue itself will be adorned in matching decor. The day’s events begin at 12 noon and include show jumping, a fashion show on horseback, kids’ polo, Pink Polo final with divot stomping & high tea, fireworks Assado & dancing. Entrance costs 1000 baht as a donation to the Queen Sirikit Center. For more information, call Kh. Surapol on 081 617 4744 or check website: www.thai-polo-club.com.

TFI (Thai-Farang Initiative) will be holding its second Jolly Kids Xmas Party at Jameson’s Irish Pub & Restaurant on Sunday, Dec. 14 from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Bring the kids as Santa will give every child a Christmas gift. The kids’ buffet will include chicken nuggets, fish fingers, mini burgers, French fries, jelly and ice cream plus soft drinks. Magic shows will be performed by Doc Penguin and there will also be face painting & a bouncy castle plus a Grand Raffle with a fantastic selection of prizes available. Admission is free for all children. Also, order any Jameson’s Sunday roast dinner and 50% of the price shall be donated to the TFI charity fund. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit facebook.com/funcharityevents.

BCCT Christmas Luncheon: Friday 12 December, 11.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m. at Amari Watergate Bangkok.

The Wonderfruit music & art festival is to be held for 3 days from December 19-21 on over 200 rai of land at the entrance to Siam Country Club. The festival will be focused on the beauty of nature with over 100 hours of shows and entertainment and aims to attract those who love music and have a passion for art. 3-day pass/camping tickets cost 5,000 baht for adults, 3,500 baht for teens (12-19) and children (0-11) have free admittance. For more information, go to website: wonderfruitfestival.com.

Horseshoe Point Riding School is offering three special Christmas themed Ranch Days on December 18, 22 & 29. The fun packed days for children of all ages include a Treasure Hunt on horseback, Christmas party games, dressing up your pony for a Christmas Parade competition, fabulous prizes and much more. The events are open to all children 5 years and up, beginner riders or experienced. The cost for each day is 2,000 baht per participant. Proceeds from the event will go to support the Able the Disabled Foundation.  For more information and booking, call Sandra on 086 848 3684.

Pattaya City has scheduled the Pattaya Countdown celebration for 7 days and 7 nights from December 25-31 at South Pattaya (Bali Hai) Pier. This year’s Pattaya Countdown 2015 is planned to be bigger than ever, with popular music artists from in and out of the country performing nightly and booths offering a wide variety of products and food to give tourists, both domestic and foreign, a traditional Thailand New Year to remember.

Naklua Walking Street is open every Saturday and Sunday evening from 18:00 onwards at the Old Naklua Market. There will be a variety of traditional activities from communities in Pattaya, handcrafted products, traditional food and fresh seafood to offer at very special prices. There will also be shows performed by students from the local Pattaya schools. The Walking Street festival is being held until January 18, 2015.

Dining

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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 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 at Holiday Inn Pattaya offers the following on a weekly basis: Monday - signature cocktail at just THB 180 net per glass; Tuesday - enjoy all traditional and signature pizzas at only THB 279; Wednesday - local draft beer at THB 119 net per glass; Thursday - enjoy a selection of pasta dishes with a glass of house wine or beer at only THB 450 net/person; Friday - enjoy a BBQ seafood platter with a variety of local seafood. Price starts from THB 1,200 net; Saturday - enjoy one of the best Mojitos in town at THB 159 net all night; Sunday - lucky draw, a chance to get 50% discount off your bill. Hi Club membership gets 10% discount. For more information or reservations, call 038 725 555 or email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Surf & Turf at Elements restaurant - Sheraton Pattaya Resort: Grilled Australian tenderloin, lobster & pumpkin hash, red wine sauce: THB 950++; Sautéed snow fish, braised beef cheek & mushroom ragout: THB 600++; Wok fried Szechuan lamb with sea scallops, Thai kale & Shaoxing wine: THB 450++; Tenderloin Carpaccio & crispy oysters, horseradish aioli: THB 425++; Crispy pork belly, blue crab & apple salad: THB 425++. For more information call 038 259 888 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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: alois.pattaya @gmail.com.

Ruffino Restaurant offers Monday to Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. a homemade pizza “buy 1 get 1 free” promotion and Chef Luca has created a delicious rustic 3-course set dinner perfectly paired with a carafe of red or white wine for THB 888 net per person, only available on Thursday’s from 6 to 10 p.m. At 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). Afternoon Tea is also available daily from 3-5 p.m. at the Espresso Bar for THB 700++ per set for 2 persons, including scones and clotted cream, freshly made sandwiches, cakes, tea and coffee or try one of the 17 wines available starting at 190 baht per glass with a complimentary snack. All outlets are located at the Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya on Pratamnak Road, Soi 5. For more information and bookings call 038 306 337 or e-mail: supparatchpi @chr.co.th.

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. Both indoor and outdoor dining options are available. 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.

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. The Verandah Coffee Shop is also serving an international seafood BBQ buffet dinner every Saturday from 6.30 p.m. - 10.00 p.m. Price THB 995 net for adults and THB 550 net for children. 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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Edge restaurant at Hilton Hotel Pattaya offers a Monday “Post weekend BBQ” featuring 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 480 net; Friday and Saturday @ THB 540 net, Sunday Brunch @ THB 1400 net; Wine Buffet @ THB 1100 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. An International Buffet Dinner is also available 7 days a week priced at THB 920 net on Monday - Thursday and Saturday & Sunday, and THB 1100 net on Friday. Edge restaurant is located on the 14th floor of the Hilton Hotel Pattaya. For bookings, please dial +66 (0)38 253 000.

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. Thirsty Thursday Beer Buffet offers a Free Flow of all local draught beer including Chang, Tiger, Heineken and San Miguel. Price 699 THB net per person, starts from 18:00 – 21:00. 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.

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.

Ginger & Lime presents a “Friday Night Thai Buffet” showcasing a wide variety of Thai cuisine, lots of live cooking stations and includes a vegetable carving show, flower arrangement demonstration, silver jewelry hand craft stall, fun games and traditional Thai live shows every Friday night from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. Price: THB 799++ (subject to 10% service charge and 7% VAT) per person. Ginger & Lime Restaurant is located at the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. For more information and reservations, call 038 714 981.

Throughout the entire month of December 2014, Oasis Restaurant invites you to come and enjoy “Festive Turkey” dishes including turkey club, turkey steak, turkey schnitzel and turkey skewers with spicy coconut green curry. Prices start at only THB 200++. Oasis Restaurant is located at the lower Main Lobby near the water park at the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. Open daily from 06.00-23.00 hrs. For reservations call 038 714 981.

Promotions

To welcome the upcoming year-end festivities, Amari Pattaya is providing special hampers to celebrate and share this holiday season. Chose from three different styles of hampers, all containing a variety of goodies such as Christmas cookies, chocolate praline, AC fresh juice, jam, tea, Christmas teddy bears and much more. Prices are 1,600, 3,500 and 6,000 THB and hampers are available from 15 December 2014 until 5 January 2015. Place advance orders by contacting Essence Restaurant at 038 418 418 or email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

eforea spa at Hilton Pattaya has announced its new special promotion package, “Relax, Renew and Emerge Brighter”. Guests can book the package for only THB 3,500 and receive a 90-minute meditation massage, inspired by traditional Australian Aboriginal techniques, which focuses on instilling a deep sense of mental and physical relaxation. A choice of native aromatic oils is prescribed to suit your individual needs to rejuvenate, harmonize or detoxify. For an additional THB 500 guests can enjoy a 30-minute body scrub and receive an eforea music CD, which features soothing tunes that they can relax to in their own home. For more information, call 038 253 000, email pattaya. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit eforeaspa.com.

Tea Tree Spa at Holiday Inn Pattaya is currently offering a special promotion - for every two regular treatments purchased, receive 20% discount from normal price (terms and conditions apply). For more information and reservations, call 038 725 555 ext. 3902 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Spa Cenvaree at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort, Pattaya is offering a “Heavenly Care Spa Membership” for an annual 12 month fee of THB 10,000 net, which enables each member to enjoy spa treatments up to the value of 35,000 baht. Membership also includes unlimited use of other spa facilities including the sauna for general detoxification, weight loss and stress relief, herbal steam room, cold & hot plunge pools, lap pool in front of the Fitness Center, spa lockers and Relaxation Lounge complete with juice and snacks. For more information, contact Spa Cenvaree on 038 301 234 ext. 4333 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Now at Café Kantary Sriracha visitors can enjoy a happy hour, featuring savings on a host of refreshing beverages. Every Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm, every visitor who purchases a beverage will receive a free beverage of equal or less value. The offer is limited to 2 free beverages per visitor, and excludes alcoholic beverages. For more information, please contact Café Kantary, Sriracha: Tel. 0-3831-410, or visit www.cafekantary.com.

Entertainment

Ripley’s Pattaya will organize a fun run at the U-Tapao Naval Air Base on Saturday, December 13. The race will be organized into 3 race distances - 5km, 10.5km and 21km - and participants will have to overcome various obstacles set up by the organizers, featuring famous movie characters. For more information, call 02 236 2931-2 or to register send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The ZHdK String Orchestra from Switzerland will be performing a concert at the Siam Bayshore Resort on Monday, December 15 at 7 p.m. The evening program will include works by Mozart, Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, Elgar and Grieg. Tickets are priced at 600 baht at the door and are available to book in advance for early bird at 500 baht. For more information, send email to mongkolchaya This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Mr. Mongkol 081 682 8000.

The Bangkok Community Theatre (BCT) will hold open auditions for the off-Broadway musical, ‘Pageant’ on Monday, 15 December, starting at 6 p.m. at Creative Industries, M-Theater, 2884/2 New Petchaburi Road in Bangkok. All actors should be able to sing moderately well, move fluidly and possess strong comedy skills. Performances are set for 19-28 March in Bangkok. Email: info@bangkokcommunitytheatre .com for more information.

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 hrcpr.pty@hardrockhotels .net 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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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.

Groups & Associations

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.

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