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.

12:30 p.m. Pattaya Sports Club Softball plays slow pitch recreational pick-ups games every Saturday at the soccer stadium right behind the National Indoor Stadium on Chayapreuk 2 Road.  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 Dirk Brijs at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 088-218-8148

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

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.

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

4.00 p.m. Pattaya Cricket Club practice nets at Thai Polo 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 or visit the club website for more information and ground location: www.pattayacricketclub.com.

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, 26 February 2015 09:29

Swiss style rösti potatoes

This recipe is for the Swiss rösti potatoes, sometimes thought of as Swiss hash browns, though I think rösti predates hash browns.  In the dish’s native Switzerland, recipes include bacon, rosemary, caraway seeds, eggs, pasta, cheese, even coffee.  Basically whatever you have left over in the fridge.

Cooking method

Place potatoes in a large saucepan, cover with cold water, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat; cook until tender, about 30 minutes.  Drain potatoes, and set aside to cool for about 10 minutes.  Peel potatoes, then refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour.  Grate potatoes using the large holes on a cheese grater and set aside.

Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-low heat.  When to temperature, add potatoes, sprinkle with salt, and mix well.  Using a metal spatula, gently press potatoes, molding them to fit the skillet.  Cook, shaking skillet occasionally, until edges are golden brown, about 20 minutes.

Cover skillet with a large inverted plate, invert the rösti over onto plate, then slide it back into the skillet, cooked side up; cook until golden brown on the bottom, about 20 minutes.  Transfer to a cutting board, sprinkle with salt, and cut into wedges to serve.

Ingredients Serves 2-3
Potatoes 3 large
Butter 2 tbspns
Canola oil 2 tbspns
Salt to taste

Events

The next meeting of the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) will be on Sunday, March 1. Everyone is warmly welcome. Club member John Lynham will give a presentation on his recent trip to Japan. 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 ‘Colors of the East’ festival takes place along Pattaya Beach Road from Central to Soi 12 from Feb. 26 - March 1. The event features colorful flower parades, a flower dress design contest, mini concerts featuring famous Thai artists and booths selling a wide variety of OTOP products. More information can be found at website: www.coloroftheeasts.com.

The Pattaya Soul Club will stage a Souled Out party on Saturday, March 14 at the Access in on Pattaya Third Road starting from 8 p.m. with a free-flow of wine and San Miguel beer until 10 p.m. or until stocks run out. Entrance cost is 400 baht per person and all proceeds will be donated to the Hand to Hand Foundation. For more information, check Pattaya Soul Club’s FB page at www. facebook.com/PattayaSoulClub.

The Pattaya Music Festival 2015 will be held from March 20-22 along Beach Road in Pattaya. The Music Festival marks one of the city’s major annual events and will feature some of Thailand’s leading bands as well as invited international acts to perform over 3 days and nights of live entertainment.

The North Pattaya Alliance (NPA) is organizing a Rice Cook-Off event on 7 March 2015. A fun rice-cooking competition will see celebrity ladies and general managers from six participating hotels vie for the top award. The menu for the competition is chicken fried rice or vegetable fried rice, plus a sweet dish that participants must cook as a secret menu. Come and join the fun from 10:00 to 11:00 at the Garden Lounge, Amari Pattaya. For more information, call 038 418 418.

The British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT) will be holding a Lifestyle Garden Party on Thursday, March 19 at the garden of the British Embassy on Wireless Road in Bangkok. Starting at 6.30 p.m. the event will feature an evening of British music, cars, motorcycles plus complimentary food and drink. Entrance cost is THB 700 for chamber members and THB 1100 for non-members. For more information, go to website: www.bccthai.com.

Dining

Amari Pattaya will host a Wolf Blass wine tasting evening on Friday, Feb. 27. The event takes place at the Garden Lounge of the resort from 18:30 - 20:30 and costs 950 baht net per person including wine and a selection of tapas and nibbles from Chef Maurizio, along with live music from the house band. For more information or to make a reservation, call 038 418 418 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Holiday Inn Pattaya in partnership with Independent Wine & Spirit (Thailand) Company Limited will hold a ‘California Wine Tasting’ event at the Havana Bar on Saturday, February 28 from 6.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. Experience a selection of 7 different kinds of wine from California with international cheeses and canapés created to complement the wines. Price: THB 890 net per person or THB 1,390 net per person including 1 bottle of premium wine to take home. Guests can also bring home their favourite selection of great wines available at a special price. For reservations and more information, call 038 725 555 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Spices Bar & Grill offers fine Indian dining in a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere. Sample excellent cocktails and sensational food every day from 5 p.m. - 1 a.m. Happy hours run daily from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. (buy 1 get 1 free) and Wednesday is Ladies Night (first drink on the house). Located on Soi Yume (opposite Trust Condo). For more information and reservations, call 038 716 693 or visit www. spicesbarngrill.com.

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. Also every Thursday is Ladies Cocktail night– pay only 250 baht for free flow cocktails and for the gentlemen all local beers only 100 Baht. 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.

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.

Starz Diner at Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya offers 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.

Aroy Seafood Buffet @ Elements Restaurant: Sample magnificent fresh seafood BBQ items, with tempting desserts and delicious drinks in the marvelous ambiance of Elements restaurant at Sheraton Pattaya Resort. The buffet includes favorite BBQ items such as pork ribs, marinated chicken, sausages and skewers. Price: THB 1,399++ (food only) per person and available every Saturday from 6.00 p.m. - 11.00 p.m. For more information or reservations, call 038 259 888.

Holiday Inn Pattaya introduces a Saturday night dinner buffet at East Coast Kitchen featuring an international menu and local seafood BBQ throughout February and March 2015. The menu includes European sliced meats, Italian Parma ham, Japanese sushi and maki, Thai famous dishes, salad bar and a wide range of local seafood such as prawns, rock lobster, crab, squid plus chef’s delicious desserts and Italian ice cream: Priced at THB 999 net/person and available every Saturday from 6.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m. at the East Coast Kitchen (6th floor) Executive Tower. For more information or reservations, call 038 725 555.

In March 2015, the Mantra Restaurant & Bar is proud to introduce Chef Thanom Boonyo, an experienced master in Chinese cuisine for over 20 years who learnt his art from Hong Kong master chefs. Menu items range from THB 270 to THB 3,200, depending on the type of menu selected. For more information, please contact Mantra Restaurant & Bar at 038 429 591 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Promotions

Springtime at Breeze Spa: Enhance your chosen massage technique with exotic botanical butter with lovely hints of rose, champee and frangipani flowers. Here is one treat to revive yourself and get your glow on. Book a two-hour treatment and receive a 10% discount and complimentary limited edition perfume gift. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Breeze Spa at Amari Pattaya on 038 418 418 ext. 840 or visit www.breeze-spa.com.

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.

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.

Amari Pattaya has introduced its ‘Suite Life Package’, available from now until 29 February 2016. Upgrade to a Junior Suite Ocean View room and enjoy Horizon Club benefits of private check-in and check-out and complimentary cocktails from 17:30 to 19:30, plus special welcome chocolates and sparkling wine. Other package benefits include a 60-minute Breeze Spa signature mood massage, a 20% discount on additional spa treatments, and a 10% discount on food and beverages (excludes Mantra Restaurant & Bar, room service and mini-bar). For more information contact Amari Pattaya at 038 418 418 or visit: www.amari.com/ocean-pattaya.

Entertainment

Local drama group ‘Pattaya Players’ is holding FREE comedy improv workshops every Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. at the Eastern Grand Palace Hotel on Soi Khao Talo. Create original theatre comedy instantly, on the spot, under the direction of Sheldon Penner and perform for one another in a friendly, no-pressure, supportive environment. Everybody is welcome, age 12 or over. No experience necessary. For more information, contact sheldon @sheldonpenner.com or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

New Zealand’s gossip columnist to the stars, David Hartnell, will host an evening of anecdotes and entertainment on Saturday, Feb. 28 at the White Horse Pub, Eastern Grand Palace Hotel on Soi Khao Talo. Tickets cost 500 baht per person and include one complimentary drink and buffet dinner. Buffet starts at 6 p.m., followed by the evening’s entertainment at 7.30 p.m. For more information, email: pattayaplayerstake2 @gmail.com, pattayaplayerspr @gmail.com or visit Pattaya Players’ web site (www. pattayaplayers.org).

The Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing a ‘free’ outdoor concert at Phornprapha Botanical Gardens off Siam Country Club Road from 4 - 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 8. For those wishing to attend, a donation is requested to cover promotional costs and any surplus will be donated to the Hand To Hand Foundation charity. For more information and directions, go to website: www. pattayaclassicalmusic.com.

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.

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

Groups & Associations

The Royal British Legion Thailand meets the last Saturday of every month from 2 p.m. at the Tropical Bar on Soi Khao Noi (Watboonsampan near the Temple entrance) in East Pattaya. You do not need to have served in the Armed Forces to become a member and can join in the many social events arranged throughout the year. The Legion’s primary aim is the care and welfare of those who have served and/or their dependents. Should you be a former UK service man or women in need of help please contact us in confidence at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Should you wish to join our branch, please contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or for general enquiries send email to secretary@rblthailand .org, www.rblthailand.org.

Al-Anon Family Group: Are you bothered by someone else’s drinking? Maybe we can help. Sunday meeting at 2 p.m., Pattaya, Satree Pattaya Center, 519/56 Pattaya 2nd Road, Soi Skaw Beach near the Skaw Beach Hotel, next door to Scandalia Restaurant. Thursday meeting is at 10:30 a.m. on the 4th floor of Jomtien Plaza Condotel. For more information, call the Helpline 092 674 4109 or Richard 084 867 4138.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Pattaya: The Pattaya Group meets Wednesday and Thursday at noon (open); Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 5 p.m. (closed) and Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. (closed) at the Satree Pattana Center, Soi Skaw Beach (2nd Rd): contact Mick on 087 994 6224, Bob 087 939 2463 or Joe 082 715 2082. The Good Morning Pattaya Group meets 9 a.m. every morning. All meetings are ‘open’: contact 084 564 8479. The Jomtien Group meets every day at noon at Jomtien Long Stay Hotel: contact: Warren on 086 158 9688, Andy 080 570 1404 or Henk 086 070 6684, Thai contact: Somchai 081 445 3302. The Scandinavian Group meets on Tuesdays and Fridays 6 p.m. at the Norwegian Seaman’s Church, Thappraya Road Soi 7: contact Hans 085 135 7755 or Rune (Rayong) 089 754 9515. 10.30 a.m. meetings every day at Satree Pattana Centre on Soi Skaw Beach off Second Road. Call 084 564 8479.

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.

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.

12:30 p.m. Pattaya Sports Club Softball plays slow pitch recreational pick-ups games every Saturday at the soccer stadium right behind the National Indoor Stadium on Chayapreuk 2 Road.  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 Dirk Brijs at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 088-218-8148

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

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.

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

4.00 p.m. Pattaya Cricket Club practice nets at Thai Polo 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 or visit the club website for more information and ground location: www.pattayacricketclub.com.

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, 19 February 2015 09:20

Baked Lemon Chicken with mushroom sauce

Lemon chicken is always popular. This recipe makes chicken even more appetizing.

Cooking Method

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).

Pour olive oil in an 8x8-inch glass baking dish. Place the chicken breasts in the dish, coating each side with oil. Squeeze the juice of 1/2 lemon over each chicken breast. Slice the rest of the lemon and place a lemon slice on top of each chicken piece.

Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 30 to 40 minutes.

Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat; add mushrooms. Cook and stir until mushrooms are brown and liquid is evaporated, about 6 minutes. Sprinkle flour over mushrooms and stir until coated. Add chicken broth, stirring to make a medium-thick sauce. Allow sauce to reduce, adjusting with a little more broth to make a creamy sauce. Add fresh parsley at the last minute. Spoon the sauce over the baked chicken breasts.

Ingredients 6 serves
Olive oil 1 tbspn
Chicken breast halves 6 skinless, boneless
Lemon 1
Butter 1/4 cup
Sliced mushrooms fresh 3 cups
All-purpose flour 2 tbspns
Chicken broth 1/2 cup (or more as needed)
Chopped fresh parsley 1 tbspn

Events

The next meeting of the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) will be on Sunday, February 22. Everyone is warmly welcome. Brad Walker will give a talk about his recent book “Amazing Thailand - The Farang’s Guide to Good Living in the Land of Smiles.” 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 Red Love in Chinese New Year Festival 2015 is taking place from February 14-21 at the Three Kingdoms Theme Park, adjacent to Horseshoe Point in East Pattaya. Many activities will be held including a free concert and various shows to entertain visitors. No entrance fees are required. For more information call 038-421428-9.

The Pattaya Chinese New Year Festival takes place February 19-20 at the Lan Pho Market in Naklua. The festival features many activities including traditional Chinese dance displays with lights and music, costume & mask shows, lion dragon show and a Chinese Girl contest.

A Joint Chambers Eastern Seaboard Networking Evening will be held at the Holiday Inn Pattaya on Friday, February 20 from 6.00 - 9.00 p.m. (last drinks served at 8.30 p.m.). Price of admission is THB 500 for members of BCCT, AustCham, AmCham, GTCC & SATCC and THB 1,000 for non-members (cash payment at the door). For more information and reservations, go to chamber websites: www.bccthai.com, www. austchamthailand.com or www.amchamthailand.com.

The 8th annual ‘Colors of the East’ festival will take place along Pattaya Beach Road from Central to Soi 12 from Feb. 26 - March 1. The event will feature colorful flower parades, a flower dress design contest, mini concerts featuring famous Thai artists and booths selling a wide variety of OTOP products. More information can be found at website: www.coloroftheeasts.com.

The Pattaya Music Festival 2015 will be held from March 20-22 along Beach Road in Pattaya. The Music Festival marks one of the city’s major annual events and will feature some of Thailand’s leading bands as well as invited international acts to perform over 3 days and nights of live entertainment.

Dining

Holiday Inn Pattaya in partnership with Independent Wine & Spirit (Thailand) Company Limited will hold a ‘California Wine Tasting’ event at the Havana Bar on Saturday, February 28 from 6.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. Experience a selection of 7 different kinds of wine from California with international cheeses and canapés created to complement the wines. Price: THB 890 net per person or THB 1,390 net per person including 1 bottle of premium wine to take home. Guests can also bring home their favourite selection of great wines available at a special price. For reservations and more information, call 038 725 555 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Throughout February, resident Indian chef Karnati Sridhar is presenting his highlight dishes at Mantra Restaurant & Bar. Chef Sridhar has been featured on Thai Channel 7 and has performed Indian cooking presentations at Central Department Store in Bangkok. Other than Mantra’s superb wine selection, the restaurant will also offer guests a wide selection of well-known wine names from France, Italy, Australia and Chile. For more information, contact Mantra Restaurant & Bar at 038 429 591 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Montien Hotel, Pattaya invites you to welcome the Chinese Year of the Goat at the Marco Polo Chinese Restaurant from February 19-21. Celebrate a prosperous year with one of the four good luck set menus specially created, including Ang-Pao & Chinese buns for everyone. Time: Lunch 11.00 a.m-2.00 p.m. or Dinner 6.00 p.m.-10.00 p.m. For more information and reservations call 038-428155 Ext 1621, 1629 or email; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Spices Bar & Grill offers fine Indian dining in a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere. Sample excellent cocktails and sensational food every day from 5 p.m. - 1 a.m. Happy hours run daily from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. (buy 1 get 1 free) and Wednesday is Ladies Night (first drink on the house). Located on Soi Yume (opposite Trust Condo). For more information and reservations, call 038 716 693 or visit www.spicesbarngrill.com.

Enjoy delicious Thai and International cuisine at Mata Hari restaurant.

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.

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

Wagyu Tomahawk Steak at Havana Bar.

Havana Bar & Terrazzo at Holiday Inn Pattaya presents Australian imported Wagyu Tomahawk Steak throughout February: Order a piece of 800 gram steak served with a selection of side dishes and 3 kinds of sauces and receive a complimentary glass of wine. Havana Bar also 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 .

BBQ seafood buffet at Elements Restaurant.

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. 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. Also every Thursday is Ladies Cocktail night– pay only 250 baht for free flow cocktails and for the gentlemen all local beers only 100 Baht. 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.

Discover the delicious taste of monkfish this February at Acqua Restaurant. Enjoy Italian-influenced delicacies such as monk fish acquapazza, monk fish with sea scallops, ravioli monk fish or monk fish risotto. Acqua Italian Restaurant is open from 6 p.m. from 11 p.m. and is located in the main lobby of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. For reservation, call 038 714 981.

Churrasco 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.

Enjoy a special international buffet dinner with Chinese favorites (incl. free flow drinks) at Starz Diner, Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya from 6.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. on 19 - 22 February. Price THB 1,200 net per person & THB 600 per child. Starz Diner also offers 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.

Aroy Seafood Buffet @ Elements Restaurant: Sample magnificent fresh seafood BBQ items, with tempting desserts and delicious drinks in the marvelous ambiance of Elements restaurant at Sheraton Pattaya Resort. The buffet includes favorite BBQ items such as pork ribs, marinated chicken, sausages and skewers. Price: THB 1,399++ (food only) per person and available every Saturday from 6.00 p.m. - 11.00 p.m. For more information or reservations, call 038 259 888.

Saturday night dinner buffet at East Coast Kitchen

Holiday Inn Pattaya introduces a Saturday night dinner buffet at East Coast Kitchen featuring an international menu and local seafood BBQ throughout February and March 2015. The menu includes European sliced meats, Italian Parma ham, Japanese sushi and maki, Thai famous dishes, salad bar and a wide range of local seafood such as prawns, rock lobster, crab, squid plus chef’s delicious desserts and Italian ice cream: Priced at THB 999 net/person and available every Saturday from 6.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m. at the East Coast Kitchen (6th floor) Executive Tower. For more information or reservations, call 038 725 555.

Grouper prepared in various cooking styles at Flare.

Live grouper promotion at Flare Restaurant throughout February. Enjoy fresh live grouper fish, prepared in your choice from 6 different traditional cooking methods: spicy lemon grass soup, steamed with lemon chilli or deep fried and topped with Thai herbs, baked or grilled fillet of grouper marinated with herbs in a bamboo case. Priced at THB 1,200 net per portion of 1 kilogram, guests may take their pick of up to two preferred cooking methods. Price is inclusive of prevailing government taxes and service. Available daily from 18.00-23:30 at Flare restaurant, Hilton Pattaya. For more information or reservations, call 038 253 000 or email sawitree.seerasa@ hilton.com.

Promotions

Springtime at Breeze Spa: Enhance your chosen massage technique with exotic botanical butter with lovely hints of rose, champee and frangipani flowers. Here is one treat to revive yourself and get your glow on. Book a two-hour treatment and receive a 10% discount and complimentary limited edition perfume gift. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Breeze Spa at Amari Pattaya on 038 418 418 ext. 840 or visit www.breeze-spa.com.

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.

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.

Amari Pattaya has introduced its ‘Suite Life Package’, available from now until 29 February 2016. Upgrade to a Junior Suite Ocean View room and enjoy Horizon Club benefits of private check-in and check-out and complimentary cocktails from 17:30 to 19:30, plus special welcome chocolates and sparkling wine. Other package benefits include a 60-minute Breeze Spa signature mood massage, a 20% discount on additional spa treatments, and a 10% discount on food and beverages (excludes Mantra Restaurant & Bar, room service and mini-bar). For more information contact Amari Pattaya at 038 418 418 or visit: www. amari.com/ocean-pattaya.

Entertainment

Amari Pattaya is organizing an Endless Summer Pool Party from 16:00 to 19:00 on February 21. Come and take part in this family-friendly event by the poolside, with live music from Barry Upton performing the Beach Boys classics and music from famous surf rock bands from the 1960s and 1970s. Also delivering the beat is DJ Marianna. VIP packages are available, offering snacks, beverages and seats in a private area near the stage for only 10,000 THB for up to 10 people. Admission is free! Food and drinks are available. For more information and reservations, contact Amari Pattaya at 038 418 418 or email fbreservation. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Local drama group ‘Pattaya Players’ is holding FREE comedy improv workshops every Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. at the Eastern Grand Palace Hotel on Soi Khao Talo. Create original theatre comedy instantly, on the spot, under the direction of Sheldon Penner and perform for one another in a friendly, no-pressure, supportive environment. Everybody is welcome, age 12 or over. No experience necessary. For more information, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or pattayaplayerspr@ gmail.com.

The Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) will be holding a special evening of Champagne, beer and nibbles at Kandy’s Wine and Tapas Bar, Thappraya Road on Friday, February 20, from 7:00 p.m. Free flow of signature cocktail, prosecco wine (7-9pm) and Singha beer will be complemented by a serving of canapés from 7-8pm and music from the guest DJ. Admission cost: 900 baht per person. Send email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information or to make a reservation. Husbands and significant others are also invited to attend.

New Zealand’s gossip columnist to the stars, David Hartnell, will host an evening of anecdotes and entertainment on Saturday, Feb. 28 at the White Horse Pub, Eastern Grand Palace Hotel on Soi Khao Talo. Tickets cost 500 baht per person and include one complimentary drink and buffet dinner. Buffet starts at 6 p.m., followed by the evening’s entertainment at 7.30 p.m. For more information, email: pattaya This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit Pattaya Players’ web site (www.pattayaplayers.org).

The Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing a ‘free’ outdoor concert at Phornprapha Botanical Gardens off Siam Country Club Road from 4 - 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 8. For those wishing to attend, a donation is requested to cover promotional costs and any surplus will be donated to the Hand To Hand Foundation charity. For more information and directions, go to website: www.pattayaclassicalmusic.com.

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.

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@hardrock hotels.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

Groups & Associations

The Royal British Legion Thailand meets the last Saturday of every month from 2 p.m. at the Tropical Bar on Soi Khao Noi (Watboonsampan near the Temple entrance) in East Pattaya. You do not need to have served in the Armed Forces to become a member and can join in the many social events arranged throughout the year. The Legion’s primary aim is the care and welfare of those who have served and/or their dependents. Should you be a former UK service man or women in need of help please contact us in confidence at: welfare@ rblthailand.org. Should you wish to join our branch, please contact: membership @rblthailand.org or for general enquiries send email to secretary@rblthailand .org, www.rblthailand.org.

Al-Anon Family Group: Are you bothered by someone else’s drinking? Maybe we can help. Sunday meeting at 2 p.m., Pattaya, Satree Pattaya Center, 519/56 Pattaya 2nd Road, Soi Skaw Beach near the Skaw Beach Hotel, next door to Scandalia Restaurant. Thursday meeting is at 10:30 a.m. on the 4th floor of Jomtien Plaza Condotel. For more information, call the Helpline 092 674 4109 or Richard 084 867 4138.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Pattaya: The Pattaya Group meets Wednesday and Thursday at noon (open); Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 5 p.m. (closed) and Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. (closed) at the Satree Pattana Center, Soi Skaw Beach (2nd Rd): contact Mick on 087 994 6224, Bob 087 939 2463 or Joe 082 715 2082. The Good Morning Pattaya Group meets 9 a.m. every morning. All meetings are ‘open’: contact 084 564 8479. The Jomtien Group meets every day at noon at Jomtien Long Stay Hotel: contact: Warren on 086 158 9688, Andy 080 570 1404 or Henk 086 070 6684, Thai contact: Somchai 081 445 3302. The Scandinavian Group meets on Tuesdays and Fridays 6 p.m. at the Norwegian Seaman’s Church, Thappraya Road Soi 7: contact Hans 085 135 7755 or Rune (Rayong) 089 754 9515. 10.30 a.m. meetings every day at Satree Pattana Centre on Soi Skaw Beach off Second Road. Call 084 564 8479.

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.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 14:29

Gung Hei Fat Choy

Happy Chinese New Year

Welcome to the Year of the Yang, which can interpreted as goat, sheep or ram.  “Yang” is a component of the written Chinese character “xiang”, which means auspiciousness.

Pattaya Mail wishes you the most auspiciousness possible in the year ahead.

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.

12:30 p.m. Pattaya Sports Club Softball plays slow pitch recreational pick-ups games every Saturday at the soccer stadium right behind the National Indoor Stadium on Chayapreuk 2 Road.  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 Dirk Brijs at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 088-218-8148

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

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.

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

4.00 p.m. Pattaya Cricket Club practice nets at Thai Polo 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 or visit the club website for more information and ground location: www.pattayacricketclub.com.

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, 12 February 2015 11:16

Potato Wedges with Garlic and Lime

Potato wedges are a very popular family dish.  They are also good to serve with pre-dinner drinks, but this recipe adds just a little something more to the oven fried potato, and that is the addition of garlic and lime.

Cooking method

Preheat oven to 375, oven racks in the middle.

In a medium bowl toss the potato wedges with the olive oil, the chopped garlic, a few big pinches of sea salt and a liberal sprinkling of black pepper.  Arrange the potatoes cut side down on a baking sheet.  Place in the oven for 30-35 minutes, tossing the potatoes with a metal spatula half way through.

While the potatoes are baking, squeeze the lime and set the juice aside.

When the potatoes are cooked through, remove them from the oven, taste, and adjust the seasoning.  Add more salt and pepper to taste.  Serve in a big shallow bowl, sprinkle the Parmesan and coriander over them and drizzle with the lime juice and present immediately to the guests.

Ingredients Serves 4-6
Small potatoes, cut into wedges 750 gm
Garlic finely chopped 1 clove
Extra virgin olive oil 3 tbspns
Sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Lime 1
Parmesan cheese, grated 1/3rd cup
Coriander chopped as garnish

Events

The next meeting of the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) will be on Sunday, February 15. Everyone is warmly welcome. Dr. Arnon Suwanpasak, MD, from the Heart Center of Bangkok Hospital Pattaya will be speaking about “Prevention of Heart Attack.” 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.

Green Pattaya will be conducting a clean-up of Soi Kasetsin (off Soi 5 Pratamnak) on Sunday, Feb. 15 from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Volunteers wishing to help make Pattaya a greener and cleaner place should turn up between those times. Water, soft drinks, health fruits snacks will be provided. For more information, visit FB page: www.facebook.com/GreenPattaya.

The WTA sanctioned PTT Thailand Open tennis tournament is taking place at the Dusit Thani Pattaya Resort from 8-15 February with some of the top names in women’s professional tennis vying for the title. Tickets are currently on sale at the following prices: 300, 500, 800 and 1,200 baht. All tickets cover access to the matches for the whole day and special rates are available for groups or weekly passes. For further information on the tournament, contact Pentangle Promotions on Tel: 02-3113414/5 or via website at www.pentangle promotions.com.

The 18th Burapa Bike Festival will take place at the National Sports Stadium on Soi Chaiyapruek 2 in Pattaya from February 13-14. Along with the thousands of gleaming motorcycles on show there also will be musical entertainment, competitions, shopping opportunities and numerous F&B stalls to cater to all the family.

Ripley’s ‘Believe it or Not!’ museum, located on the 2nd floor of the Royal Garden Plaza in Pattaya, will be hosting a World’s Longest Dance Marathon event on February 13-14 with more than 300,000 baht in prizes up for grabs and an attempt to set a new world record. Anyone interested in taking part should contact Ripley’s on 038 710 294.

The Red Love in Chinese New Year Festival 2015 will take place from February 14-21 at the Three Kingdoms Theme Park, adjacent to Horseshoe Point in East Pattaya. Many activities will be held including a free concert and various shows to entertain visitors. No entrance fees are required. For more information call 038-421428-9.

The Future Sound of Thailand concert takes place on Saturday, February 14, from 18:00-24:00 on the open plot of land adjacent to the Hard Rock Pattaya hotel on Beach Road. The event will mix traditional Thai and international music and feature popular artists and DJs, including Hugo, Julajak, Bangkok Paradise Molam International Band, DJ Maft Sai, Free Style Seed and Machina.

The Pattaya Chinese New Year Festival takes place on February 19-20 at the Lan Pho Market in Naklua. The festival will feature many activities including traditional Chinese dance displays with lights and music, costume & mask shows, lion dragon show and a Chinese Girl contest.

A Joint Chambers Eastern Seaboard Networking Evening will be held at the Holiday Inn Pattaya on Friday, February 20 from 6.00 - 9.00 p.m. (last drinks served at 8.30 p.m.). Price of admission is THB 500 for members of BCCT, AustCham, AmCham, GTCC & SATCC and THB 1,000 for non-members (cash payment at the door). For more information and reservations, go to chamber websites: www.bccthai.com, www.austchamthailand.com or www.amchamthailand.com.

The Pattaya Music Festival 2015 will be held from March 20-22 along Beach Road in Pattaya. The Music Festival marks one of the city’s major annual events and will feature some of Thailand’s leading bands as well as invited international acts to perform over 3 days and nights of live entertainment.

Valentine’s Day

Spend an intimate Valentine evening while dining at The Bay Restaurant, Dusit Thani Pattaya on February 14, with an international buffet, live music, a rose for the lady and a glass of complimentary sparkling wine for the dining couple: Price THB 3,380++ per couple. The Dusit Gourmet is also offering an array of chocolate boxes filled with homemade pralines, pink rose macaroons and individual favorites until Valentine’s Day with a daily 50% discount on selected items from 7:00pm-10:00pm. For more information or reservations, call 038 425 611-7 Ext. 2149, 2150.

Flare restaurant offers a four-course Thai set dinner for Valentine’s Day featuring grilled fines de Claire oysters and Hokkaido sea scallops with spicy seafood salsa, spicy lemon grass soup with tiger prawns, stir-fried lobster with cashew nut and sweet desserts for THB 2,150 per couple including a glass of sparkling wine and complimentary access to the pool. Flare restaurant is located at the Hilton Pattaya hotel. For more information or reservations, call 038 253 000 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Mantra restaurant on Feb. 14 with a special menu priced at THB 4,999++ per couple, which includes a surprise gift from L’Occitane. Advanced reservations are recommended. Call 038 429 591or visit www. mantra-pattaya.com.

Dazzle your lover with a romantic candle lit dinner and international BBQ seafood buffet at the Verandah (Coffee Shop), Montien Hotel, Pattaya on Saturday 14th February. The celebrations start at 6.30 p.m. and admission price is THB 995 net per person. For more information and reservations, call 038-428155 or email; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Hard Rock Café Pattaya will host a Masquerade Valentines night on Saturday, Feb. 14. Put a mask on and join Masquerade Singles Night and get a free cocktail, main floor Hard Rock Café from 9 p.m. onwards. Free Entry. Enjoy special cocktails and dessert. NAQITA, live band performs at 9.30 p.m. onwards. To book a table or for more info, call 038 426 635 or visit: www.facebook.com/HardRockCafePattaya.

Valentine’s Dinner Buffet at Edge: Guests can enjoy dishes from around the world including chilled seafood on ice as well as live cooking stations of Western and Asian dishes. Additionally, there will be stations offering grilled and carved meats, a Japanese station, a cheese corner, salad bar, as well as lighter menu selections and an array of cakes and pastries. Priced at THB 1,100 per person, a wine buffet is also offered at an additional cost of THB 1,250 per person from 6-11 p.m. Edge restaurant is located on the 14th floor of the Hilton Pattaya hotel. For bookings, please dial 038 253 000.

Celebrate with your loved one at the Royal Cliff’s “Royal Valentine” Dinner on Saturday, February 14. Unwind in an exclusive poolside setting at the Royal Wing Suites & Spa with two complimentary cocktails upon arrival then wine and dine the night away starting with a delectable entrée of smoked & pan fried salmon followed by roasted pacific sea scallops, homemade rosella sorbet, luscious veal tenderloin with fresh forest mushrooms or the barramundi medallion crusted with pistachio & herbs. To end the meal on a sweet note, Royal Cliff’s talented pastry chef has decided on sweet and crunchy macaroon hearts with dark chocolate mousse and bourbon vanilla ice cream. For more information or to make reservations, contact Guest Relations at 038-250421 Ext. 2007, 2037.

Horizon at Hilton Pattaya provides a perfect rooftop restaurant and bar location in which to celebrate Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14. Choose from a palate of sensations with highlights such as Jamon Iberico or shellfish trio, fresh English pea soup, roasted moulard duck breast and dessert for THB 4,750 per couple, available from 7 p.m. until late. Prices are inclusive of prevailing taxes and service charge. For more information or reservations, call 38 253 000 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Holiday Inn Pattaya invites you to experience the most romantic day of the year with a choice of dining options at 3 different venues: Terrazzo restaurant provides a romantic dinner with four-course set menu on Saturday February 14 from 7.00 p.m. onwards: Priced at THB 1,000 net/person and THB 1,200 net/person including soft drinks. A five-course valentine’s set menu including fine wine served with each course and a complimentary rose and chocolate box will be offered from 7.00 p.m. at Splash (4th floor, Bay Tower and 6th floor, Executive Tower): Priced at THB 4,999 net/couple. An enchanting Valentines night at the Executive Club Terrace includes sparkling wine and seafood platter with panoramic view of Pattaya Bay from 5.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. Priced at THB 3,500 net/couple. Advance reservation is highly recommended. For more information or reservations, call 038 725 555.

Dining

Throughout February, resident Indian chef Karnati Sridhar is presenting his highlight dishes at Mantra Restaurant & Bar. Chef Sridhar has been featured on Thai Channel 7 and has performed Indian cooking presentations at Central Department Store in Bangkok. Other than Mantra’s superb wine selection, the restaurant will also offer guests a wide selection of well-known wine names from France, Italy, Australia and Chile. For more information, contact Mantra Restaurant & Bar at 038 429 591 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Montien Hotel, Pattaya invites you to welcome the Chinese Year of the Goat at the Marco Polo Chinese Restaurant from February 19-21. Celebrate a prosperous year with one of the four good luck set menus specially created, including Ang-Pao & Chinese buns for everyone. Time: Lunch 11.00 a.m-2.00 p.m. or Dinner 6.00 p.m.-10.00 p.m. For more information and reservations call 038-428155 Ext 1621, 1629 or email; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Chinese New Year celebrations will be offered on February 18-19 at Flare and Edge restaurants, Hilton Pattaya hotel. Welcome the year of the Goat at Flare with special dishes, including Chinese New Year raw fish salad dish, steamed sea bass with soy sauce, fried-noodles Hong Kong style, ‘Yang Chow’ fried rice. Prices start from THB 450, available from 6 p.m. to 10.30 p.m. Enjoy all-you-can-eat buffet at Edge on the 14th floor overlooking the bay. The restaurant offers a wide selection of dishes for an exceptional Chinese experience. Enjoy a family dinner at THB 1,100 per person, available from 6 p.m. to 10.30 p.m. For more information or reservations, call 038 253 000 or email Sawitree. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Spices Bar & Grill offers fine Indian dining in a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere. Sample excellent cocktails and sensational food every day from 5 p.m. - 1 a.m. Happy hours run daily from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. (buy 1 get 1 free) and Wednesday is Ladies Night (first drink on the house). Located on Soi Yume (opposite Trust Condo). For more information and reservations, call 038 716 693 or visit www.spicesbarngrill.com.

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 presents Australian imported Wagyu Tomahawk Steak throughout February: Order a piece of 800 gram steak served with a selection of side dishes and 3 kinds of sauces and receive a complimentary glass of wine. Havana Bar also 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: info. 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. Also every Thursday is Ladies Cocktail night– pay only 250 baht for free flow cocktails and for the gentlemen all local beers only 100 Baht. 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.

Discover the delicious taste of monkfish this February at Acqua Restaurant. Enjoy Italian-influenced delicacies such as monk fish acquapazza, monk fish with sea scallops, ravioli monk fish or monk fish risotto. Acqua Italian Restaurant is open from 6 p.m. from 11 p.m. and is located in the main lobby of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. For reservation, call 038 714 981.

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.

Aroy Seafood Buffet @ Elements Restaurant: Sample magnificent fresh seafood BBQ items, with tempting desserts and delicious drinks in the marvelous ambiance of Elements restaurant at Sheraton Pattaya Resort. The buffet includes favorite BBQ items such as pork ribs, marinated chicken, sausages and skewers. Price: THB 1,399++ (food only) per person and available every Saturday from 6.00 p.m. - 11.00 p.m. For more information or reservations, call 038 259 888.

Holiday Inn Pattaya introduces a Saturday night dinner buffet at East Coast Kitchen featuring an international menu and local seafood BBQ throughout February and March 2015. The menu includes European sliced meats, Italian Parma ham, Japanese sushi and maki, Thai famous dishes, salad bar and a wide range of local seafood such as prawns, rock lobster, crab, squid plus chef’s delicious desserts and Italian ice cream: Priced at THB 999 net/person and available every Saturday from 6.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m. at the East Coast Kitchen (6th floor) Executive Tower. For more information or reservations, call 038 725 555.

Live grouper promotion at Flare Restaurant throughout February. Enjoy fresh live grouper fish, prepared in your choice from 6 different traditional cooking methods: spicy lemon grass soup, steamed with lemon chilli or deep fried and topped with Thai herbs, baked or grilled fillet of grouper marinated with herbs in a bamboo case. Priced at THB 1,200 net per portion of 1 kilogram, guests may take their pick of up to two preferred cooking methods. Price is inclusive of prevailing government taxes and service. Available daily from 18.00-23:30 at Flare restaurant, Hilton Pattaya. For more information or reservations, call 038 253 000 or email sawitree. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Promotions

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.info @hilton.com or visit eforeaspa.com.

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.

Amari Pattaya has introduced its ‘Suite Life Package’, available from now until 29 February 2016. Upgrade to a Junior Suite Ocean View room and enjoy Horizon Club benefits of private check-in and check-out and complimentary cocktails from 17:30 to 19:30, plus special welcome chocolates and sparkling wine. Other package benefits include a 60-minute Breeze Spa signature mood massage, a 20% discount on additional spa treatments, and a 10% discount on food and beverages (excludes Mantra Restaurant & Bar, room service and mini-bar). For more information contact Amari Pattaya at 038 418 418 or visit: www.amari. com/ocean-pattaya.

Entertainment

Amari Pattaya is organizing an Endless Summer Pool Party from 16:00 to 19:00 on February 21. Come and take part in this family-friendly event by the poolside, with live music from Barry Upton performing the Beach Boys classics and music from famous surf rock bands from the 1960s and 1970s. Also delivering the beat is DJ Marianna. VIP packages are available, offering snacks, beverages and seats in a private area near the stage for only 10,000 THB for up to 10 people. Admission is free! Food and drinks are available. For more information and reservations, contact Amari Pattaya at 038 418 418 or email fbreservation This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Local drama group ‘Pattaya Players’ is holding FREE comedy improv workshops every Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. at the Eastern Grand Palace Hotel on Soi Khao Talo. Create original theatre comedy instantly, on the spot, under the direction of Sheldon Penner and perform for one another in a friendly, no-pressure, supportive environment. Everybody is welcome, age 12 or over. No experience necessary. For more information, contact sheldon@ sheldonpenner.com or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) will be holding a special evening of Champagne, beer and nibbles at Kandy’s Wine and Tapas Bar, Thappraya Road on Friday, February 20, from 7:00 p.m. Free flow of signature cocktail, prosecco wine (7-9pm) and Singha beer will be complemented by a serving of canapés from 7-8pm and music from the guest DJ. Admission cost: 900 baht per person. Send email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information or to make a reservation. Husbands and significant others are also invited to attend.

New Zealand’s gossip columnist to the stars, David Hartnell, will host an evening of anecdotes and entertainment on Saturday, Feb. 28 at the White Horse Pub, Eastern Grand Palace Hotel on Soi Khao Talo. Tickets cost 500 baht per person and include one complimentary drink and buffet dinner. Buffet starts at 6 p.m., followed by the evening’s entertainment at 7.30 p.m. For more information, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , pattayaplayerspr @gmail.com or visit Pattaya Players’ web site (www.pattayaplayers.org).

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.

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

Groups & Associations

The Royal British Legion Thailand meets the last Saturday of every month from 2 p.m. at the Tropical Bar on Soi Khao Noi (Watboonsampan near the Temple entrance) in East Pattaya. You do not need to have served in the Armed Forces to become a member and can join in the many social events arranged throughout the year. The Legion’s primary aim is the care and welfare of those who have served and/or their dependents. Should you be a former UK service man or women in need of help please contact us in confidence at: welfare@ rblthailand.org. Should you wish to join our branch, please contact: membership@ rblthailand.org or for general enquiries send email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , www.rblthailand.org.

Al-Anon Family Group: Are you bothered by someone else’s drinking? Maybe we can help. Sunday meeting at 2 p.m., Pattaya, Satree Pattaya Center, 519/56 Pattaya 2nd Road, Soi Skaw Beach near the Skaw Beach Hotel, next door to Scandalia Restaurant. Thursday meeting is at 10:30 a.m. on the 4th floor of Jomtien Plaza Condotel. For more information, call the Helpline 092 674 4109 or Richard 084 867 4138.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Pattaya: The Pattaya Group meets Wednesday and Thursday at noon (open); Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 5 p.m. (closed) and Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. (closed) at the Satree Pattana Center, Soi Skaw Beach (2nd Rd): contact Mick on 087 994 6224, Bob 087 939 2463 or Joe 082 715 2082. The Good Morning Pattaya Group meets 9 a.m. every morning. All meetings are ‘open’: contact 084 564 8479. The Jomtien Group meets every day at noon at Jomtien Long Stay Hotel: contact: Warren on 086 158 9688, Andy 080 570 1404 or Henk 086 070 6684, Thai contact: Somchai 081 445 3302. The Scandinavian Group meets on Tuesdays and Fridays 6 p.m. at the Norwegian Seaman’s Church, Thappraya Road Soi 7: contact Hans 085 135 7755 or Rune (Rayong) 089 754 9515. 10.30 a.m. meetings every day at Satree Pattana Centre on Soi Skaw Beach off Second Road. Call 084 564 8479.

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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