Pattaya Mail

Thursday, 30 July 2015 10:06

Asian BBQ Prawns

Throw another prawn on the Barbie, as the Aussies would say.  Prawns are a favored item for BBQs and this is a quick and easy recipe to produce some lip-smacking BBQ prawns.  The important factor is the preparation of the prawns.  Though thawed prawns can be used, it is better to use the fresh prawns.  Get good medium to large sized ones and remove the heads, tails and shell.  Gently cut the prawn down the back and remove the vein.

You can substitute chilli paste for the cayenne pepper, but make sure you dissolve it thoroughly in the oil.

Cooking method

In a bowl, add the salt, turmeric, Five Spice and cayenne pepper to the oil.  Stir until the salt dissolves.  Drop the prawns into the oil and leave for one minute.  Remove and thread the prawns on wooden skewers that have been soaked in water.  Place prawn skewers on the BBQ plate and cook for 3-4 minutes, brushing with oil if necessary.  Serve hot.

You can make an interesting dipping sauce made from Thai Chicken dipping sauce, rice wine or sherry and ginger syrup in equal proportions.

Ingredients Serves 3-4
Prawns, tails and heads off, deveined 12
Sesame oil 4 tbspns
Turmeric (ground) 1 tspn
Cayenne pepper 1 tspn
Five spice powder ½ tspn
Salt 1 tspn

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 Mama Badminton Club on Soi Khao Noi, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday from 10am-12 noon. For more information, visit www.pattayasports.org/sports/badminton.

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

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 .

Events

The next meeting of the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) will be held on Sunday, August 2. Everyone is warmly welcome. Ren Lexander and Pasit Foobunma will provide a photo presentation about their recent tour: “Tastes of Thailand II: Loei Provice and the Pii Taa Kon Festival (Festival of Ghost Masks).” 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 Lodge Pattaya West Winds (LPPW) will be holding its annual Beach BBQ and Buffet at the Pinnacle Grand Jomtien Resort on Saturday, August 1. Proceeds from the event will go to help local charities. The evening will include a free-flow bar from 6:00 p.m. – 11 p.m., BBQ & buffet served from 7:00 p.m., Grand Charity Auction, Live music and an arm’s length silent charity raffle. Non-Masonic guests & candidates are welcome. Tickets are priced at 1,250 THB per person (advance) or 1,500 THB (at the door), 50% discount for children under 12 years old and Free for children under 2 years old. To order tickets, call (Joe) on 0854 356 111, (Matt) on 0890 160 077 or Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The annual Jesters Care 4 Kids Children’s Fair will take place from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 6 at the grounds of the Regents International School Pattaya. Expect to see lots of stalls offering some fabulous goodies as well as all the usual party fun and games for kids, both young and old. Stalls at the Fair are still available for rental if you have something to sell and wish to take part in this great charity fundraiser. For those without transportation, a shuttle bus service will run from the Father Ray Foundation on Sukhumvit Road in Pattaya to the Regents School at regular intervals throughout the day. For more information, go to www. facebook.com/jesterscare.forkids or www.care4kids.info, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Jesters Gala Party Night will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Amari Pattaya resort starting at 7 p.m. Tickets cost 2,400 baht per person and include a mouthwatering buffet dinner, free flow wine, beer and soft drinks, some great door prizes, live entertainment, a grand raffle with Honda PCX as the top prize, an auction and dancing. All tickets need to be purchased in advance. Tables of 10 can be reserved. Dress code is smart/casual. For more information or to purchase tickets, send email to: vicechairperson@care4kids .info or visit website: www.care4kids.info.

Dining

Havana Bar & Terrazzo restaurant presents premium Australian Wagyu rib eye steak available from July to September 2015. The steaks are served sizzling with a choice of side dishes and a selection of favourite sauces at a special price of THB 1,390 net including a complimentary glass of wine with every order. Available daily from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Havana Bar & Terrazzo Restaurant is located at the Holiday Inn, Beach Road, North Pattaya. For more information or reservations, call 038 725 555.

Amari Pattaya, in conjunction with Central Centre Pattaya, will be offering a special commemorative strawberry almond cream cake in celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s 83rd birthday. The 83-metre cake will be sold at the Central Centre Pattaya on 8-9 August 2015 from 11:00 to 18:00. All funds raised will be donated to Amari’s “Baht for a Better Life” project to help support underprivileged children throughout Thailand. Slices of this delicious cake can be bought for just 70 THB per piece or 790 THB per metre (12 pieces). Advance orders can be placed with Amari Pattaya who will deliver the cake to your office or home from the beginning of August. Contact Amari Pattaya on 038 418 418.

Hilton Pattaya offers a teddy bear afternoon tea set at Drift on level 16 of the hotel. Available at THB 1,000 net per set, your choice of tea, coffee or cocoa comes complete your own charity bear. Sales of this bear will go directly to the Habitat for Humanity Thailand project that helps to build homes for families in need. Individual teddy bears are also available at THB 499 at Lobby, Edge and Horizon at Hilton Pattaya. 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 .

Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya offers an “Everyday Seafood & BBQ dinner buffet” at the Big Fish restaurant located on the 6th floor of the hotel. Enjoy fresh oyster, tiger prawn, river prawn, white shrimp, New Zealand blue mussel and sea escargot plus much more every night from 18.30-22.30 hrs at just THB 555 net per person and THB 899 net per person with free flow red and white wine. For more information and reservations, call 038-930-600 or email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Tuna is the catch of the month at Flames restaurant with three inspirational dishes cooked up by the team of talented chefs. Flames restaurant is located on the beachfront of the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya and opens nightly from 18:00 to 23:00. Call 038 714 981 for reservations.

Horizon rooftop restaurant, bar and lounge is currently offering prime cuts of Australian T-bone steak served with fresh asparagus and homemade potato wedges, paired beautifully with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon from the unique valleys of Chile. Priced at THB 1,750 net, the promotion is available daily until August 31 from 6 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. at Horizon, located on level 34 of the Hilton Pattaya hotel. For reservations or information, call 038 253 000 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Jameson’s Pub weekly 3 course special menu 375 Baht (Net), Main Course with a Choice of Starter, Main Course Option 1: Individual Beef Wellington - A Beef Tenderloin wrapped in Puff Pastry with Liver Pate, English Mustard and Mushrooms baked in the oven till crisp served with Fresh Vegetables and Mashed Potato. Jameson’s is located on Soi Sukrudee (Soi A.R.) in central Pattaya. Call 038 361 874 for more information or visit website: www.jamesons-pattaya.com.

The Indian Curry Club is open within the Shenanigans Jomtien Shenanigans kitchen. The usual extensive menu is available daily while Thursday nights are dedicated to Indian Cuisine Club. For more information, call 089 021 4502.

Whether you like them steamed or deep fried with meat or seafood, you are sure to enjoy a great selection of dim sum items during the ‘All You Can Eat Dim Sum for Lunch’ promotion at The Peak Restaurant of the Dusit Thani Pattaya hotel. Soup and dessert are also included for THB 650++ per person (food only). Available Mondays - Fridays from 11:30am till 2:00pm. Tel: 038 425 611-7 Ext. 2149, 2276.

The newly reopened Rossini restaurant offers a diverse menu featuring Italian favourites such as thin & crispy pizzas, delicious Calzone “Rossini” and delectable homemade pastas. The restaurant also offers Italian sparkling wine by the glass, and a well-curated selection of wines by the bottle. Guests can also relax and unwind in the restaurant’s new upscale Cigar Lounge which offers a wide selection of imported cigars. Rossini is located at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort in South Pattaya. Open daily (except Wednesdays) from 18:30 - 22:30 hrs. For more information or to make reservations, call 038 250 421 ext. 2037 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 “all you can eat” buffets at the resort poolside: Monday – pizza & pasta buffet; Tuesday – BBQ buffet; Wednesday – multi-cuisine buffet; Thursday – German buffet with roasted pig; Friday – Thai buffet; Saturday – international buffet; Sunday – steak & skewers buffet. The buffet starts from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. All this for just 399 baht and for each paying adult, one child under 12 years gets the buffet free of change from now until the 31st of October 2015. What you see is what you pay, no additional service charges or VAT. For reservations call 038 370 614 or make your booking at www.thaigarden.com under “buffet reservation”. Thai Garden Resort is located on North Pattaya Road, 200 meters from the Dolphin roundabout and 200 meters before Tesco Lotus.

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. 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. 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.

Edge restaurant offers a special family dining experience for guests to thank their beloved moms on Wednesday August 12. Special on this occasion, mothers may also dine for free when there are at least three full-paying adults dining at the buffet which offers a wide selection of international cuisine including Thai, Japanese and European dishes. The Mother’s Day celebration is available for THB 960 net per guest, from 6 p.m. to 10.30 p.m. at Edge, located on level 14 at Hilton Pattaya. For more information and reservations, call 038 253 000 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Entertainment

The Punch & Judy pub presents a live music night with Lee Shamrock on Friday, July 31 from 8 p.m.  Free to get in and everyone is welcome. The Punch & Judy is located on Thepprasit Road Soi 8. Call 038 413 255 for more information.

This year’s Mantra Tribute concert is being dedicated to “The Kings of Swing”, which include Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Michael Bublé and more. Their well-loved songs will be rendered by Barry Upton’s Swing Band on 14 August from 19:45 at Mantra Restaurant & Bar. The resident chef will also be creating a special set menu to enhance the night of music. Price: 2,600 THB++ per person, including a five-course menu or à la carte with a supplement of 650 THB++ and free souvenir T-shirt for everyone. For further information and reservation, call 038 429 591 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Popular singer Joey Boy will be performing live in concert at the Amari Pattaya on Saturday, October 3 from 8 p.m. till midnight. Tickets cost 1,200 THB net per person and include unlimited draught beers, house wines, soft drinks and whiskey (book before September 15 to get an early-bird ticket promo at only 900 THB net). For more information, call Amari Pattaya on Tel. 038 418 418 or email fbreservation. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Early bird tickets are now available for the Wonderfruit 2015 festival, to be held at Siam Country Club in Pattaya from 17-20 December. This premiere lifestyle festival, taking place over 4 days, blends arts, music, entertainment, and social awareness. Tickets are on sale at 4,500 baht through August 15 and can be purchased at www.wonderfruitfestival.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.

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

Professional Development Club coming to Pattaya. Learn how to become a strong communicator, get your points across with flair and impact, build the confidence to stand tall in front of groups and develop valuable leadership and management skills. Toastmasters is a member run nonprofit club with social events taking place once a week. Schedules of meetings and other important details will be announced soon in Pattaya Mail. For more information on Toastmaster’s Group in Pattaya - and to sign up to be notified of club meetings - check website: www.leaderconfident.com.

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: 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.

Thursday, 23 July 2015 11:08

Welsh Rarebit (Rabbit)

Where did the Welsh “Rabbit” come from? Welsh rabbit may have started life as a dish resorted to when meat was not available. The first record of the word comes in John Byron’s Literary Remains (1725), “I did not eat of cold beef, but of Welsh rabbit and stewed cheese.”

Other rabbits include buck rabbit (Welsh rabbit with a poached egg on top), American rabbit (with whisked egg whites), English rabbit (with red wine), Irish rabbit (with onions, gherkins, vinegar, and herbs), and Yorkshire rabbit (topped with bacon and a poached egg).

Cooking Method

Melt the butter or margarine in the top of a double boiler over boiling water. Add the milk; when this is warm, add the grated cheese.

With a fork, stir lightly but constantly until the cheese is melted. Season with Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt and cayenne.

Remove the saucepan from the heat, and stir in the lightly beaten egg, which will cook in a few seconds.

Pour the mixture over the hot toast.

Sprinkle with a little paprika, and serve immediately.

Ingredients Serves 4
Mature cheddar cheese, coarsely grated 375 g
Butter 30 g
Milk 125 ml
Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon
Mustard powder 1 tspn
Salt ½ tspn
Cayenne powder 1 pinch
Egg, lightly beaten 1
Bread, toasted 8 slices
Paprika (optional)

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 Mama Badminton Club on Soi Khao Noi, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday from 10am-12 noon. For more information, visit www.pattayasports.org/sports/badminton.

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

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 .

Events

The next meeting of the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) will be held on Sunday, July 26. Everyone is warmly welcome. Sean Gregory from the Pastrami on Rye (deli style sandwiches and much more) in Jomtien will be talking about how they built up their restaurant company. 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 sixth Pattaya International Fashion Week will take place from July 24-26 at the Central Festival Pattaya Beach and Royal Garden Plaza shopping malls. More than 40 top models along with some well-known actors and TV celebrities and show off the latest fashions from international brands and Thai labels.

The Lodge Pattaya West Winds (LPPW) will be holding its annual Beach BBQ and Buffet at the Pinnacle Grand Jomtien Resort on Saturday, August 1. Proceeds from the event will go to help local charities. The evening will include a free-flow bar from 6:00 p.m. – 11 p.m., BBQ & buffet served from 7:00 p.m., Grand Charity Auction, Live music and an arm’s length silent charity raffle. Non-Masonic guests & candidates are welcome. Tickets are priced at 1,250 THB per person (advance) or 1,500 THB (at the door), 50% discount for children under 12 years old and Free for children under 2 years old. To order tickets, call (Joe) on 0854 356 111, (Matt) on 0890 160 077 or Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Dining

Havana Bar & Terrazzo restaurant presents premium Australian Wagyu rib eye steak available from July to September 2015. The steaks are served sizzling with a choice of side dishes and a selection of favourite sauces at a special price of THB 1,390 net including a complimentary glass of wine with every order. Available daily from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Havana Bar & Terrazzo Restaurant is located at the Holiday Inn, Beach Road, North Pattaya. For more information or reservations, call 038 725 555.

Amari Pattaya, in conjunction with Central Centre Pattaya, will be offering a special commemorative strawberry almond cream cake in celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s 83rd birthday. The 83-metre cake will be sold at the Central Centre Pattaya on 8-9 August 2015 from 11:00 to 18:00. All funds raised will be donated to Amari’s “Baht for a Better Life” project to help support underprivileged children throughout Thailand. Slices of this delicious cake can be bought for just 70 THB per piece or 790 THB per metre (12 pieces). Advance orders can be placed with Amari Pattaya who will deliver the cake to your office or home from the beginning of August. Contact Amari Pattaya on 038 418 418.

Hilton Pattaya offers a teddy bear afternoon tea set at Drift on level 16 of the hotel. Available at THB 1,000 net per set, your choice of tea, coffee or cocoa comes complete your own charity bear. Sales of this bear will go directly to the Habitat for Humanity Thailand project that helps to build homes for families in need. Individual teddy bears are also available at THB 499 at Lobby, Edge and Horizon at Hilton Pattaya. 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 .

Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya offers an “Everyday Seafood & BBQ dinner buffet” at the Big Fish restaurant located on the 6th floor of the hotel. Enjoy fresh oyster, tiger prawn, river prawn, white shrimp, New Zealand blue mussel and sea escargot plus much more every night from 18.30-22.30 hrs at just THB 555 net per person and THB 899 net per person with free flow red and white wine. For more information and reservations, call 038-930-600 or email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Throughout the month of July, Mantra Restaurant & Bar presents the delectable dishes of Chef Piyanan Thuengwong, chef de partie for Mantra’s cold kitchen since 2013. Chef Piyanan brings vast knowledge and experience to the table, and this month she shares the highlights of her culinary career with you, as she continues the Mantra Chronicle. Prices range from 280 THB to 510 THB. Mantra’s superb wine selection will offer guests a vast choice of names from France, Italy, Australia and Chile, by the glass or bottle to accompany the culinary delights. For further information and reservations, call 038 429 591 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Horizon rooftop restaurant, bar and lounge is currently offering prime cuts of Australian T-bone steak served with fresh asparagus and homemade potato wedges, paired beautifully with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon from the unique valleys of Chile. Priced at THB 1,750 net, the promotion is available daily until August 31 from 6 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. at Horizon, located on level 34 of the Hilton Pattaya hotel. For reservations or information, call 038 253 000 or email: bkkhp. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Jameson’s Pub weekly 3-course special menu: 375 baht (net) includes main course with a choice of starter. Main course option 3: Lamb Curry - lean chunks of New Zealand lamb cooked in a hot thick curry sauce with onions, carrots, cauliflower and potatoes served in an earthen ware dish with vegetable samosa, papadum, naan bread and Jameson’s mango chutney. Jameson’s is located on Soi Sukrudee (Soi A.R.) in central Pattaya. Call 038 361 874 for more information or visit website: www.jamesons-pattaya.com.

The Indian Curry Club is open within the Shenanigans Jomtien Shenanigans kitchen. The usual extensive menu is available daily while Thursday nights are dedicated to Indian Cuisine Club. For more information, call 089 021 4502.

Whether you like them steamed or deep fried with meat or seafood, you are sure to enjoy a great selection of dim sum items during the ‘All You Can Eat Dim Sum for Lunch’ promotion at The Peak Restaurant of the Dusit Thani Pattaya hotel. Soup and dessert are also included for THB 650++ per person (food only). Available Mondays - Fridays from 11:30am till 2:00pm. Tel: 038 425 611-7 Ext. 2149, 2276.

The newly reopened Rossini restaurant offers a diverse menu featuring Italian favourites such as thin & crispy pizzas, delicious Calzone “Rossini” and delectable homemade pastas. The restaurant also offers Italian sparkling wine by the glass, and a well-curated selection of wines by the bottle. Guests can also relax and unwind in the restaurant’s new upscale Cigar Lounge which offers a wide selection of imported cigars. Rossini is located at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort in South Pattaya. Open daily (except Wednesdays) from 18:30 - 22:30 hrs. For more information or to make reservations, call 038 250 421 ext. 2037 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 “all you can eat” buffets at the resort poolside: Monday – pizza & pasta buffet; Tuesday – BBQ buffet; Wednesday – multi-cuisine buffet; Thursday – German buffet with roasted pig; Friday – Thai buffet; Saturday – international buffet; Sunday – steak & skewers buffet. The buffet starts from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. All this for just 399 baht and for each paying adult, one child under 12 years gets the buffet free of change from now until the 31st of October 2015. What you see is what you pay, no additional service charges or VAT. For reservations call 038 370 614 or make your booking at www.thaigarden.com under “buffet reservation”. Thai Garden Resort is located on North Pattaya Road, 200 meters from the Dolphin roundabout and 200 meters before Tesco Lotus.

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. 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.

Tuna is the catch of the month at Flames restaurant with three inspirational dishes cooked up by the team of talented chefs. Flames restaurant is located on the beachfront of the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya and opens nightly from 18:00 to 23:00. Call 038 714 981 for reservations.

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. 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.

Entertainment

Theatrical troupe Pattaya Players summer production will be held on Friday July 24 and Saturday July 25 at the Eastern Grand Palace Hotel on Soi Khao Talo. “Comedy Showcase” will bring six entertaining one-act scenes to the stage. Tickets cost 750 baht and include a welcome drink and an all you can eat buffet at the White Horse Pub. Buffet starts at 6.30 p.m., curtain up at 8 p.m. Tickets can be reserved by calling 083 548 0208 or alternatively payment will be accepted at the door. For more information, visit webpage: www.pattayaplayers.org.

The 1st Anniversary of Pattaya Latin Saturdays will take place at the Havana Bar, Holiday Inn Pattaya on Saturday, July 25. Enjoy a great evening of dining, dancing and cocktails from 8:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. Free admission all night plus free salsa lessons at 8 p.m. with Luis Calderon of rumPUREE World Dance Studio Bangkok. There will also be performances by professional dancers throughout the evening. Dress code is black & white. For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/SalsaThailand.

Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya’s weekly pool party on Saturday July 25 will feature star sound mixer DJ April, winner of the 2012 Pioneer Pro Lady DJ Championship Thailand. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. and entrance including 1 drink is THB 380 net or THB 200 net for hotel residents. For more information, call 038 426 635.

This year’s Mantra Tribute concert is being dedicated to “The Kings of Swing”, which include Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Michael Bublé and more. Their well-loved songs will be rendered by Barry Upton’s Swing Band on 14 August from 19:45 at Mantra Restaurant & Bar. The resident chef will also be creating a special set menu to enhance the night of music. Price: 2,600 THB++ per person, including a five-course menu or à la carte with a supplement of 650 THB++ and free souvenir T-shirt for everyone. For further information and reservation, call 038 429 591 or email email@ mantra-pattaya.com.

Early bird tickets are now available for the Wonderfruit 2015 festival, to be held at Siam Country Club in Pattaya from 17-20 December. This premiere lifestyle festival, taking place over 4 days, blends arts, music, entertainment, and social awareness. Tickets are on sale at 4,500 baht through August 15 and can be purchased at www.wonderfruitfestival.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.

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

Professional Development Club coming to Pattaya. Learn how to become a strong communicator, get your points across with flair and impact, build the confidence to stand tall in front of groups and develop valuable leadership and management skills. Toastmasters is a member run nonprofit club with social events taking place once a week. Schedules of meetings and other important details will be announced soon in Pattaya Mail. For more information on Toastmaster’s Group in Pattaya - and to sign up to be notified of club meetings - check website: www.leaderconfident.com.

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

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 13:47

Thank you Pattaya for 22 wonderful years

Today’s edition marks Pattaya Mail’s 22nd anniversary. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 22 years since Vol. 1 Issue 1 hit the newsstands.

A lot has happened in the past 22 years, but one this is for certain, we couldn’t have made it this far without you, the readers, clients and business partners.

Thank you!

Thursday, 16 July 2015 09:59

Beef Bourguignon

A French style beef stew, but with a little more than the Anglo-Saxon style.

Cooking method

Tip the beef (cut into large chunks) into a large bowl with the bay leaves, thyme, wine and some pepper, then cover and leave in the fridge overnight.

Strain the marinated meat, keeping the wine.  Heat half the oil in a large frying pan, then brown the meat in batches.  When all the meat is browned, pour a little wine into the now-empty frying pan and bubble to release any caramelized bits from the pan.

Heat the rest of the oil in a large casserole and fry the carrots and chopped onions until they start to color.  Stir in the flour for 1 min, then add the tomato purée.  Add the beef and any juices, the wine from the frying pan and the rest of the wine and herbs.  Season and bring to a simmer. Transfer to the oven (200 C) and bake for two hours until the meat is really tender.  Let cool and serve when temperature is warm.

Ingredients Serves 6
Braising steaks 1.6 kg
Bay leaves 3
Thyme small bunch
Cheap red wine 2 bottles
Cooking oil 2 tbsp
Carrots, cut into large chunks 3
Onions, roughly chopped 2
Plain flour 3 tbspns
Tomato purée 1 tbspn

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 Mama Badminton Club on Soi Khao Noi, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday from 10am-12 noon. For more information, visit www.pattayasports.org/sports/badminton.

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

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 .

Events

The next meeting of the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) will be held on Sunday, July 19. Everyone is warmly welcome. The speaker will be Dr. Sukree Khumrak, M.D., Orthopedist at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya, specializing in knee arthroplasty, whose topic will be “UKA – helping Mrs. Brown get her knees up!” 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.

A Joint Chambers Eastern Seaboard Networking Evening will be held at the Drum Room, Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya on Friday, July 17 from 6.00 - 9.00 p.m. (last drinks served at 8.30 p.m.). Price of admission is THB 400 for members of BCCT, AustCham, AmCham, GTCC & SATCC, and THB 800 for non-members (cash payment at the door). For more information and reservations, go to chamber websites: www.bccthai.com, www.satcc.info, www.austchamthailand.com or www.amchamthailand.com.

Green Pattaya will be conducting a clean-up of the Wongamat beach area in North Pattaya on Saturday, July 18. Meeting point is Rim Talay restaurant at 8.30 am. Water, soft drinks, health fruits snacks will be provided. For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/GreenPattaya.

The 2015 King’s Cup Pattaya City Marathon will take place on the morning of Sunday, July 19, with the runners setting off from a start point outside the Central Festival Pattaya Beach shopping mall. The event will incorporate a full marathon of 42.195km, a half marathon (21.1km), quarter marathon (10.55km), a wheelchair quarter marathon (10.55km) and a micro marathon (fun run) of 3km. Persons interested in taking part can apply and register online at http.//www.pattaya-marathon.net.

The sixth Pattaya International Fashion Week will take place from July 24-26 at the Central Festival Pattaya Beach and Royal Garden Plaza shopping malls. More than 40 top models along with some well-known actors and TV celebrities and show off the latest fashions from international brands and Thai labels.

The Lodge Pattaya West Winds (LPPW) will be holding its annual Beach BBQ and Buffet at the Pinnacle Grand Jomtien Resort on Saturday, August 1. Proceeds from the event will go to help local charities. The evening will include a free-flow bar from 6:00 p.m. – 11 p.m., BBQ & buffet served from 7:00 p.m., Grand Charity Auction, Live music and an arm’s length silent charity raffle. Non-Masonic guests & candidates are welcome. Tickets are priced at 1,250 THB per person (advance) or 1,500 THB (at the door), 50% discount for children under 12 years old and Free for children under 2 years old. To order tickets, call (Joe) on 0854 356 111, (Matt) on 0890 160 077 or Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Dining

Havana Bar & Terrazzo restaurant presents premium Australian Wagyu rib eye steak available from July to September 2015. The steaks are served sizzling with a choice of side dishes and a selection of favourite sauces at a special price of THB 1,390 net including a complimentary glass of wine with every order. Available daily from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Havana Bar & Terrazzo Restaurant is located at the Holiday Inn, Beach Road, North Pattaya. For more information or reservations, call 038 725 555.

Amari Pattaya, in conjunction with Central Centre Pattaya, will be offering a special commemorative strawberry almond cream cake in celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s 83rd birthday. The 83-metre cake will be sold at the Central Centre Pattaya on 8-9 August 2015 from 11:00 to 18:00. All funds raised will be donated to Amari’s “Baht for a Better Life” project to help support underprivileged children throughout Thailand. Slices of this delicious cake can be bought for just 70 THB per piece or 790 THB per metre (12 pieces). Advance orders can be placed with Amari Pattaya who will deliver the cake to your office or home from the beginning of August. Contact Amari Pattaya on 038 418 418.

Hilton Pattaya offers a teddy bear afternoon tea set at Drift on level 16 of the hotel. Available at THB 1,000 net per set, your choice of tea, coffee or cocoa comes complete your own charity bear. Sales of this bear will go directly to the Habitat for Humanity Thailand project that helps to build homes for families in need. Individual teddy bears are also available at THB 499 at Lobby, Edge and Horizon at Hilton Pattaya. 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 .

Throughout the month of July, Mantra Restaurant & Bar presents the delectable dishes of Chef Piyanan Thuengwong, chef de partie for Mantra’s cold kitchen since 2013. Chef Piyanan brings vast knowledge and experience to the table, and this month she shares the highlights of her culinary career with you, as she continues the Mantra Chronicle. Prices range from 280 THB to 510 THB. Mantra’s superb wine selection will offer guests a vast choice of names from France, Italy, Australia and Chile, by the glass or bottle to accompany the culinary delights. For further information and reservations, call 038 429 591 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Horizon rooftop restaurant, bar and lounge is currently offering prime cuts of Australian T-bone steak served with fresh asparagus and homemade potato wedges, paired beautifully with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon from the unique valleys of Chile. Priced at THB 1,750 net, the promotion is available daily until August 31 from 6 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. at Horizon, located on level 34 of the Hilton Pattaya hotel. For reservations or information, call 038 253 000 or email: bkkhp. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Jameson’s Pub weekly 3-course special menu: 375 baht (net) includes main course with a choice of starter. Main course option 3: Lamb Curry - lean chunks of New Zealand lamb cooked in a hot thick curry sauce with onions, carrots, cauliflower and potatoes served in an earthen ware dish with vegetable samosa, papadum, naan bread and Jameson’s mango chutney. Jameson’s is located on Soi Sukrudee (Soi A.R.) in central Pattaya. Call 038 361 874 for more information or visit website: www.jamesons-pattaya.com.

The Indian Curry Club is open within the Shenanigans Jomtien Shenanigans kitchen. The usual extensive menu is available daily while Thursday nights are dedicated to Indian Cuisine Club. For more information, call 089 021 4502.

Whether you like them steamed or deep fried with meat or seafood, you are sure to enjoy a great selection of dim sum items during the ‘All You Can Eat Dim Sum for Lunch’ promotion at The Peak Restaurant of the Dusit Thani Pattaya hotel. Soup and dessert are also included for THB 650++ per person (food only). Available Mondays - Fridays from 11:30am till 2:00pm. Tel: 038 425 611-7 Ext. 2149, 2276.

The newly reopened Rossini restaurant offers a diverse menu featuring Italian favourites such as thin & crispy pizzas, delicious Calzone “Rossini” and delectable homemade pastas. The restaurant also offers Italian sparkling wine by the glass, and a well-curated selection of wines by the bottle. Guests can also relax and unwind in the restaurant’s new upscale Cigar Lounge which offers a wide selection of imported cigars. Rossini is located at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort in South Pattaya. Open daily (except Wednesdays) from 18:30 - 22:30 hrs. For more information or to make reservations, call 038 250 421 ext. 2037 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 “all you can eat” buffets at the resort poolside: Monday – pizza & pasta buffet; Tuesday – BBQ buffet; Wednesday – multi-cuisine buffet; Thursday – German buffet with roasted pig; Friday – Thai buffet; Saturday – international buffet; Sunday – steak & skewers buffet. The buffet starts from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. All this for just 399 baht and for each paying adult, one child under 12 years gets the buffet free of change from now until the 31st of October 2015. What you see is what you pay, no additional service charges or VAT. For reservations call 038 370 614 or make your booking at www.thaigarden.com under “buffet reservation”. Thai Garden Resort is located on North Pattaya Road, 200 meters from the Dolphin roundabout and 200 meters before Tesco Lotus.

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. 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.

Tuna is the catch of the month at Flames restaurant with three inspirational dishes cooked up by the team of talented chefs. Flames restaurant is located on the beachfront of the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya and opens nightly from 18:00 to 23:00. Call 038 714 981 for reservations.

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. 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.

Entertainment

This year’s Mantra Tribute concert is being dedicated to “The Kings of Swing”, which include Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Michael Bublé and more. Their well-loved songs will be rendered by Barry Upton’s Swing Band on 14 August from 19:45 at Mantra Restaurant & Bar. The resident chef will also be creating a special set menu to enhance the night of music. Price: 2,600 THB++ per person, including a five-course menu or à la carte with a supplement of 650 THB++ and free souvenir T-shirt for everyone. For further information and reservation, call 038 429 591 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Theatrical troupe Pattaya Players summer production will be held over the weekend 24-25 July at the Eastern Grand Palace Hotel on Soi Khao Talo. “Comedy Showcase” will bring six entertaining one-act scenes to the stage. Tickets cost 750 baht and include a welcome drink and an all you can eat buffet at the White Horse Pub. Buffet starts at 6.30 p.m., curtain up at 8 p.m. Tickets can be reserved by calling 083 548 0208 or alternatively payment will be accepted at the door. For more information, visit webpage: www.pattayaplayers.org.

Early bird tickets are now available for the Wonderfruit 2015 festival, to be held at Siam Country Club in Pattaya from 17-20 December. This premiere lifestyle festival, taking place over 4 days, blends arts, music, entertainment, and social awareness. Tickets are on sale at 4,500 baht through August 15 and can be purchased at www. wonderfruitfestival.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.

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

Professional Development Club coming to Pattaya. Learn how to become a strong communicator, get your points across with flair and impact, build the confidence to stand tall in front of groups and develop valuable leadership and management skills. Toastmasters is a member run nonprofit club with social events taking place once a week. Schedules of meetings and other important details will be announced soon in Pattaya Mail. For more information on Toastmaster’s Group in Pattaya - and to sign up to be notified of club meetings - check website: www.leaderconfident.com.

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.rbl thailand.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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