Pattaya Mail

Chatchawal Supachayanont (front row 5th left) GM of Dusit Thani Pattaya leads hotel staff and management during candle donation and merit-making ceremony at the Djittabhawan College for the Promulgation of Buddhism on Sukhumvit Road, Pattaya to mark Asarnha Bucha Day on 11 July. Apart from donating candles, the hotel also brought light bulbs, electric fans and other appliances, flowers, milk and other non-perishable goods to donate to the monks in the temples inside the college compound. The visit was part of its CSR commitments to society and support in preserving the Thai and Buddhist culture.  The occasion is also known as the beginning of the Buddhist Rainy Season Retreat and is observed by donating necessities to temples and listening to Buddhist sermons, chants and prayers.

Friday, 25 July 2014 11:54

Bangkok Airways aids quake hit city

Bangkok Airways announced its collaboration with the Association of Siamese Architect under Royal Patronage to reconstruct school buildings affected by the Chiang Rai earthquake. Bangkok Airways will provide air transportation to architectures and staff who participate in this programme. The Association of Siamese Architect together with the Engineering Institute of Thailand under H.M. the King’s patronage, The Consulting Engineers Association of Thailand, Thai Contractors Association under H.M. the King’s Patronage and the Design for Disasters architect group have joined forces to help rehabilitate Chiang Rai by rebuilding 9 schools, 9 homes and 2 temples as well as attempting to reduce vulnerability in the local community to effectively and sustainably confront a disaster. The reconstruction programme includes; Muang Phan Tambon Administration Organisation School, Ban Tha Hor School, Thanthong Wittaya School, Ban Nong Bua School, Ban Thung Fapha School, Chumchon Ban Pa Kor Dam School, Pong Phrae Wittaya School, Ban Doi Chang School and Ban Huai San Yao School.

Unithai Shipyard and Engineering, operators of Thailand’s largest shipyard has received a 2014 National Safety Award recently from the Ministry of Labour for excellent performance in safety, health and environmental care in compliance with Welfare and Labour Department regulations, including the establishment of special projects and campaigns to raise employee awareness.

Ajima Chavalit-Thamrong (standing left), Fundraising Manager and Arum Chaisomsri (standing centre) Training Manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya together with their staff recently organized a ‘Service mind by Thai Hospitality’ training session for the Father Ray Foundation’s staff and people who have a developmental disability and other physically challenged conditions.

Theeraporn Jitnawa, General Manager of Central Festival Pattaya Beach (3rd  left) led her management team to present their good wishes to Mr. Rattanachai Sutidechanai, (3rd right) Vice President of the Pattaya City Council and President of Tourism and Culture Committee on the occasion of his birthday recently.

Seen with former Gateshead goalkeeper George Alberts (l-r) are author Francis Abel, Richard Thewlett, nephew of Harry Pilling former Lancashire cricketer, and Stewart Fraser of Fraser’s Pub. Francis and Richard have accepted an invitation from George to become Vice Presidents of Gateshead Supporters (Asia Branch) Club. The supporters’ club meets at Frasers monthly. After Gateshead’s Play Off Final at Wembley against Cambridge United in May, season tickets for 2014/15 season have risen by 80 per cent.


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,

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.


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

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., phone Kev Scott 087 825 0011.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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,

2:45 p.m. Pattaya Hash House Harriers: The club for drinking people with a running problem meets every Monday at 2.45 pm at the Lek Hotel, (between Soi 12 & 13 on 2nd Road).  The bus leaves at 3.00 pm, and the run starts at 4.30pm.  More info at


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 - 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’


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,

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

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


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

Happy 21st anniversary, Pattaya Mail! We wish you many more eternally! As usual, for these landmarks, we want to show our appreciation once again for staying with the Jesters Care for Kids since 1998, when we started at Delaney’s (Dicey O’Reilly’s now) with just a pub night up until the present 17 years later.

We thank you for all the publicity, including all the press releases and PMTV interviews, as well as all of the printing jobs for our PR tools, the posters, flyers, yearbooks, brochures, tickets, etc. We could not have done it without you.

Thank you for the wonderful memories. It’s been a fantastic ride and you have been with us all the way.

Hearty congratulations,

The Jesters Care

for Kids Committee

On behalf of the children and students at the Father Ray Foundation, I would like to wish the management, editor, reporters, photographers and everyone else involved at the Pattaya Mail a very Happy 21st Anniversary.

Thank you for the support you have given to us over more than two decades.

May God Bless you all.

Father Peter Pattarapong Srivorakul C.Ss.R.,

President of the Father Ray Foundation

Hillary says Hi!

So the Pattaya Mail is now 21.  Key of the door and stay out past midnight.  Oh what a wonderful feeling that was, not to have to knock on the door to get back in, wakening parents and the neighbor’s dog.  So keep going Pattaya Mail, I hope to read you in another 21 years, when I will be 21 years older, and never ask a woman her age, Petal.

Congratulations to Peter and the Pattaya Mail for serving our community devotedly for all these years. I particularly appreciate Colin Kaye’s On The Grape Vine column.

David Meador

Pattaya City Expats Club congratulates Pattaya Mail on 21 years of excellent news service to the community and best wishes for many more.

* Hail Hail Pattaya Mail!

Mass communication is a tough game getting tougher. What was just science fiction in 1993 we now take for granted, like smart phones and e-mail. How could we even exist without it? The world and our every day life has changed rapidly in a whirlwind of confusion.

Luckily there are some familiar markers around us that protect us from being blown away. One of them is Pattaya Mail, the first English language newspaper in Pattaya and the Eastern Seaboard of Thailand. It is still here, it is still the best, offering unbiased, honest and well written journalism covering the community, its social events and local sports as well as covering the general news both well balanced and informative.

21 years on Pattaya Mail is present both on the Internet and on TV, the newspaper has expanded into the future, staying modern without sacrificing any of its original intentions, telling the truth being the most important of them all. Pattaya Mail’s contribution to our community can not be overrated.

We also have to praise you for letting Yan’s very close friend Carl Meyer loose in his weekly column plugging old vinyl records. Goes to show that Pattaya Mail isn’t afraid of keeping an eye on the past either. (Hm, come to think of it, vinyl is actually cool again, but don’t tell Meyer.)

So dear Peter and your wonderful staff, congratulations, we are so proud of you and what you have achieved - and here’s to the next 21!

Kind regards

Yan Friis, journalist, author and part-time comedian

Lin Li, senior advisor, Innovation Norway

Mio Thana, Pattaya Self Storage

Jan Olav Aamlid, House of Coins

*Hail, hail rock and roll

Deliver me from the days of old (Chuck Berry, “School Days”)

You’re now just a half way to 42!!!


Supa Kukarja (Sue)

Director & Production Manager

PMTV Department

We have supplied Horoscopes to the Pattaya Mail for a number of years, and Peter and Dan are truly lovely to deal with. Also, our digital horoscope feed for the website gets a tremendous amount of traffic and we are very proud to support the paper, in both print and online. Many congratulations on this wonderful milestone for your great publication, warm regards,

Astrologer Patrick Arundell

Speaking for my wife and myself, we enjoy following the stories in the Pattaya Mail and value highly your coverage of the local issues that are so important to English speaking Pattaya residents.

More importantly, we trust the information in the Pattaya Mail. There are other news sources out there but they are not as careful about the information they print, and many times worry a subject much too long.

Pattaya would not be as good as it is without the Pattaya Mail.

Thanks for being there.

Richard & Janet Smith

Hi Peter,

Congratulations on your achievement - 20 years anywhere is amazing, 20 years in Pattaya is incredible!

Here’s some words from my school:

“Many congratulations to Pattaya Mail for an amazing 21 years, from Garden International School, Eastern Seaboard, Ban Chang, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Your efforts to highlight the positive elements in our community and tackle social issues is at the heart of all good local journalism.”


Mark Beales

Head of English



Dear Peter,

Congratulations to you and all at Pattaya Mail on your 21st anniversary! We wish you all the best for the next 21 years, and more!

Stuart Saunders,

Pattaya Progress Association and Pattaya Bypass.


Dear everybody at Pattaya Mail and Pattaya Blatt,

Congratulations to all staff at Pattaya Mail and Pattaya Blatt for the first 21 years of service to everybody in Pattaya. Thank you for all the support and help given to Pattaya International Ladies Club throughout the years we really appreciate it.

Warm birthday wishes on behalf of every member of PILC,

Helle Rantsen

PILC President

A message from Kamolthep ‘Prince’ Malhotra - General Manager & News and Public Relations Department Manager:

I am happy to say that I am very proud to be working with Pattaya Mail Media Group and that it has already been 14 years now. I love this place. It has so much for me to learn and do. I have gained a lot of experience from working with so many gurus in different fields of professions and one of those gurus surely includes K. Peter my beloved father.

The group has built bridges for me to go across to meet a lot of great people in the society, those who dedicate their time and lives to do good for community, those who work hard to make Pattaya City a better and safer place to live in. I thank people at the City Hall, Banglamung District Office, the police offices, the NCPO, charitable clubs and organizations, generous hearts of local business people and more. Pattaya is my only town I know since I was young and I too want to see this beautiful city a peaceful place to live and grow old in, and I know that Pattaya Mail can fulfill that dream for me and for all.

Love you all at the PMMG and good people out there,


When I was told that the first edition of the Pattaya Mail first appeared on 23rd July 1993, just out of curiosity, I dug out my diary for that year. This was possible because I have kept my annual diaries since 1972. Yes I know, sad but true. I was rather hoping that some significant event occurred on that date in my life. But it turned out that nothing worth reporting happened at all.

Ever since then, on my regular trips to Thailand, the Pattaya Mail was always the first thing I bought on my arrival in town. And for the last couple of years, as fate would have it, I have found myself writing - with considerable enjoyment - for that same newspaper. The 21st birthday of the paper is really something to celebrate and I am delighted to be a small part of Peter Malhotra’s dedicated team who bring you this excellent paper every week. So hearty congratulations, Pattaya Mail! Long may you continue to grace our city’s news-stands.

Colin Kaye

The “Pattaya Mail” holds the key to a beautiful “City-by-the-Sea”.

It does not seem a year since I wished the “Pattaya Mail” a happy twentieth birthday. Now it is time for the twenty-first, with yet another “Best of the East” award for the media group’s consistent, ongoing reportage and support, benefitting all of us living in our chosen “City-by-the-Sea”.

Many moons ago, when I left my native (savage?) birth-place of Hobart, Tasmania, a rather stupid “rite-of-passage” was observed on the day one reached his/her majority (i.e. twenty-first birthday). It was celebrated by a moronic party and an equally-ridiculous song, which went something like: “I’m 21 today, 21 today; I now have the key to the door, I’ve never been 21 before…”

I was able to avoid all this nonsense, by leaving Australia just before I turned this “magic age”. I celebrated my own “rite-of-passage’ on board an ocean liner, somewhere in the Red Sea, about to enter the Suez Canal.  There was no party and no key to the door – ANY DOOR.  That was to come some half a century later.  I can look back on those first 21 years of my unspectacular life, as an almost total blank.

My “key to the door” came one fateful day around the end of the last century when I was “press-ganged” into joining the “Pattaya Mail” - which opened, for me, many doors. Through the Mail’s immense spectrum of coverage of events around the Eastern Seaboard and much, much further afield, I was able to report on a gamut of topics, ranging from royalty to religion, environment to ecology, sports to society, health to happiness, fun to folly, crime to charity: the horizon is endless.

For its dedication to  the betterment of the environs and the denizens - from the poorest to the richest - of our “city-by-the-sea”, the “Mail” has been awarded, on at least 16 occasions, the accolade of ‘The best in the East”.

On joining this august group, I have had the singular pleasure of working closely with the newspaper founder Peter Malhotra and his sons, executive editor Dan Dorothy, sports editor Martin Bilsborrow, PMTV people Supa Kukarja and Paul Strachan and, of course, the great Dr Iain Corness whose track cuts succinctly through many echelons of our society.

There is an old tradition, that illustrious citizens or famous visitors to specific cities, are awarded “a key to the city”, to honour singular contributions to that city’s benefit. I would unequivocally present a “key to the city” to Peter Malhotra and the “Pattaya Mail” for the 21 years of dedication, to making our Pattaya and the environs better, year-after-year.

May this be the aim of each and every one of us, to make our Pattaya better than ever and may the “Pattaya Mail” continue to lead the way.

Peter Cummins

Thursday, 24 July 2014 13:08

Chicken (sort of) Cordon Bleu

Chicken is a great meat for the home chef.  It is difficult to get it wrong, and compared to cooking beef, you do not have the problem with it getting too tough to chew through.  This recipe is even more simple than most, and yet promises a very flavorsome meal for the family.

Ingredients Serves 4
Chicken breast fillets 4
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Sliced Cheddar cheese 4 slices
Lemons, halved 2
Streaky bacon 4 rashers
Olive oil

Cooking Method

Heat the skillet to high.

With the pounding hammer, flatten the chicken breasts to an even thickness.  Brush the chicken on both sides with oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste.  Cook for two minutes on both sides and just cooked through.  Put a slice of cheese on each breast, cover and let it melt slightly, about 40 seconds.  Pop the streaky bacon in the pan and quickly grill for about two minutes.

Brush the cut side of lemons with oil and grill, cut side down until golden brown and slightly charred, about 45 seconds.

Put the chicken breasts on 4 individual serving plates, top each breast with a slice of bacon.  Squeeze the grilled lemon on top and drizzle with olive oil.


The next Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) meeting will be held on Sunday, July 27.  Everyone is warmly welcome.  The speaker will be Phra Mick Tatanapanyo Bhikkhu, an Australian of Thai extraction, who has been a practicing Buddhist monk in Bangkok for the past 8 years.  The club meets every Sunday morning at the Tavern by the Sea restaurant located on the north end of Beach Road (part of the Amari Orchid Resort).  The program starts as usual at 10:30 a.m. with a buffet breakfast available from 9 to 11 a.m.

The 2014 Pattaya Motor Show will take place at Central Festival Pattaya Beach from July 26 - August 3.  Situated on the Ground and 1st floor of the shopping mall, the event will exhibit a range of exciting new models of cars and motorcycles and will be accompanied by a Miss Pattaya Motor Show 2014 contest and a mini-concert by Tae the Stars 10 on Saturday, August 2.

A TFi charity event will be held on Friday August 8 at the Access Inn on Pattaya 3rd Road.  Entitled ‘Back to the 80’s’, the evening will feature free flow beer, red & white wine and soft drinks from 7pm -10pm, with ‘Dave D’ as the 80s DJ.  Tickets are only THB 500 on the door or THB 400 in advance.  Contact the TFi team via www. events or go to website to get your ticket now.

The 7th International Choir Festival Grand Prix will be held from July 24-26 at the Ambassador City Jomtien Hotel in Pattaya and will include choirs from around the world competing in 15 different choral categories.  For more information, visit www. or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The 2014 King’s Cup Pattaya City Marathon will take place on the morning of Sunday, July 27 with the runners setting off from a start point outside the Central Festival Pattaya Beach shopping mall.  The event will incorporate a full marathon 42.195 km, half marathon 21.100 km, quarter marathon 10.550 km, and student/fun run 3.500 km.  Persons interested in taking part can apply in person at the Tourism Department, first floor at Pattaya City Hall, North Pattaya (call 038 253 127-9) or online registration can be made at

Horseshoe Point Pattaya is hosting a range of Ranch Day activities for the coming summer months.  These fun days are created for children aged 5-yrs onwards who may lack in confidence or have issues in areas of learning/strength/speech/motor skills, all of which gain from the therapy given by equine activities.  The riding therapists have based the fun days on pony club games with learning and lots of fun.  No previous riding experience is necessary.  Summer Ranch Days will take place on the following dates: (Monday’s) July 28 and August 4/11/18/25 and (Friday’s) July 25 and August 1/8/15/22/29.  The cost to attend is THB 2,000 (cash only) per person.  Space is limited so early registration is recommended.  For more information contact Horseshoe Point riding therapist Sandra Cooper on 086 848 3684.

Irish professional snooker player and former world champion Ken Doherty will be staging a charity exhibition night at the Booze Lounge on Soi Buakaow in central Pattaya on Thursday, August 28 from 8 p.m. onwards.  Along with a pool exhibition there will also be a live auction of sporting memorabilia.  Proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Camillian Center in Rayong.  Tickets cost THB 1,000 and can be reserved by calling tel. 087 747 8555 or emailing: info@

The Rayong-Pattaya Ladies Circle will hold its 2nd annual red-carpet gala charity evening on Saturday, November 8 at the Amari Pattaya ballroom in north Pattaya.  The event will feature live music and entertainment, a silent auction, spot prizes, champagne reception, buffet dinner and a free-flow of beer and wine.  Tickets cost THB 2,800 and proceeds from the event will be donated to Women With A Mission to help with their charity work.  For more information or to reserve tickets, call Michelle on 082 179 1037 or Rosy on 092 252 9119 or Bron on 089 898 0658.


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 - ‘Ladies Night’, buy 1 get 1 free’ from 5.00 p.m. - midnight (minimum 2 people); Thursday - enjoy a selection of pasta dishes with a glass of house wine or beer at only THB 450 net/person; Friday - try various Italian cheese and cold cuts paired with selected wines for 2 hours; 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.  For more information or reservations, call 038 725 555 or email to: info

If you have a craving for ice cream in July, look no further than the Royal Cliff Beach Hotel which is offering a delectable selection to enchant all ice cream lovers.  Delightful and unique flavors on offer range from the classic Chocolate Ice Cream Cup to the exotic Pina Colada.  All available at Panorama - Royal Cliff Beach Hotel.  For additional information call 038 250 421 ext.2007/2037.

Throughout the month of July, Chef Alberto Bruni at “Acqua” Italian Restaurant, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya invites you to try the iconic fish of Australia, Barramundi.  Fresh fillets are served on a pumpkin and mushroom puree or with a pachino tomato-caper-black olive sauce.  Homemade ravioli will also receive a barramundi filling and is served in a light tomato and thyme salsa.  Prices start from THB 650++ (subject to 10% service charge and 7% VAT).  Acqua Italian restaurant opens daily from 18.00-23.00 hrs.  Call for reservations at 038 714 981.

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.pattaya@

A-One Hotel Pattaya is offering an “Eat & Play” menu for kids this summer.  More than 15 menu items are available for your children while they enjoy the hotel’s swimming pool facilities, including golden chicken nuggets with french-fries at THB 150 and delicious banana supreme sundaes at just THB 140.  Food served everyday at the poolside bar from 08.00-17.00 hrs.  For more information, call 038 259 555.

Hilton Pattaya has announced its latest Oyster & Bubble promotion at Horizon restaurant and bar.  Guests can savor a perfect match of Fines de Claire oysters and sparkling wine while taking in panoramic sea views of Pattaya Bay at this rooftop restaurant & bar.  The Oyster & Bubble promotion features a set of fresh oysters served with seafood dressing, shallot vinegar and fried shallots, and two glasses of French sparkling wine.  There are two options on offer; a set of six Fines de Claire oysters with two glasses of sparkling wine for THB 1,350 and a set of a dozen Fines de Claire oysters with two glasses of sparkling wine for THB 1,950.  The promotion is available daily from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Horizon which is located on level 34 of the Hilton Pattaya.  All prices are net value, inclusive of prevailing government taxes and service charge.  For more information or reservations call 038 253 000 or email: bkkhp. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Game varieties are highlighted at Flames in July.  Pigeon and quail are served in three distinct preparations.  Pigeon can be barbequed and accompanied by asparagus and boiled potatoes or offered in a fusion teriyaki dish with toasted sesame seeds, market vegetables and rice.  Delicate BBQ quail will be escorted by corn and mashed potatoes.  Prices start from only THB 360++ (subject to service charge & VAT).  Flames is located on the beach front of the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort in North Pattaya.  For reservations, call 038 301 234 ext. 4272.

Louis Restaurant is offering a new weekly set menu alongside the regular a la carte menu items.  The set menu includes a choice of starters and main courses of baked John Dory or Japanese cotton fish fillet with herbs, served with boiled potato and spicy tomato sauce (THB 490); roasted duckling breast glazed with spices and honey, served with Savoy cabbage parcel and potatoes (THB 530); or grilled Australian beef tenderloin served with garlic flavoured mashed potatoes, vegetables, fried onion and red wine herb sauce (THB 850).  Desserts include a raspberry parfait with exotic fruits followed by freshly brewed tea or coffee.  Louis Restaurant 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 .

Centara Grand Phratamnak Resort Pattaya: Ruffino Restaurant invites you to share a perfect Friday evening with family and friends on July 25 with a special alfresco BBQ dinner served from 7-10 p.m.  Watch the beautiful sunset with a refreshing drink, then feast on international barbecued meats and seafood complemented with tasty appetisers, salads and pastas.  Price: THB 1299 net per person including selected wines, beers and soft drinks.  Ruffino also offers Monday to Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. a homemade pizza “buy 1 get 1 free” promotion and Chef Luca has created a delicious rustic 3-course set dinner perfectly paired with a carafe of red or white wine for THB 888 net per person, only available on Thursday’s from 6 to 10 p.m.  At Oceana Restaurant from 6:30 to 10 p.m. daily enjoy a 4-course Royal Thai Cuisine set dinner for THB 777 net, including a glass of red or white wine.  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.  Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya is located on Pratamnak Road, Soi 5.  For more information and bookings call 038 306 337 or e-mail: supparatchpi

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.

Throughout the month of July, South East Asian sandwiches are in the spotlight at Waves & Oceans.  Spicy crab meat and avocado or Thai inspired beef sandwich with Asian slaw can be enjoyed together with a succulent chicken satay sandwich.  Prices started at Baht 250++ (subject to 10% service charge and 7% tax).  Waves & Oceans is located on the beachfront of the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. The restaurant opens daily from 11:00-18:00 hrs.  For more information or reservations, call 038 714 981.

Marco Polo Chinese Restaurant is famous for its authentic Shanghainese and Szechuan cuisines prepared to perfection by master Chinese chefs.  Enjoy a dim sum lunch daily from 11.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. and dinner from 6.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. daily.  Also make sure to call in at the Montien Bakery Shop for freshly made cakes, pastries and breads plus a range of Thai desserts.  Open daily from 9.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m. (Every day).  For more information, call the Montien Hotel, Pattaya, tel. 038 428 155, 038 361 340 ext 1620, 1621, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Friday Crab Feast at The Bay Restaurant, Dusit Thani Pattaya.  Chef Alistair Carter’s dining event features a wide variety of global cuisine with the spotlight on crabs.  There’s meat and other seafood items on the grill, superb Thai and western appetizers as well as desserts and much more: Only THB 850++ per person (food only) or THB 1,449++ per person for buffet and free flowing wine, beer, juice or soft drinks.  The Saturday night BBQ Buffet also offers a fantastic selection of meat and seafood BBQ items as well as international cuisine, open from 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.  Buffet price is THB 1,490++ per person (food only) or an additional THB 599++ per person includes a free flow of wine, beer, juice and soft drinks.  The Bay is located at the Dusit Thani Pattaya Resort, next to the Dolphin Roundabout in North Pattaya.  Opening hours are Monday to Sunday - 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.  For more information and reservations, please call 038 425 611-7 ext. 2149-2476.

The open kitchen concept at Edge restaurant, Hilton Hotel Pattaya, creates an interactive dining experience combined with natural light and breathtaking views.  Monday’s “Post weekend BBQ” features freshly grilled sausages, Korean style pork cuts and chorizo burritos while Tuesday’s “Mediterranean Fare” includes Middle Eastern dips and salads, pizza and pasta.  On Wednesday, Edge presents “Burgers, Salads and Gourmet Sandwiches” where guests can create their perfect burger, toss a fresh salad or grab a gourmet sandwich.  The tastes of Southeast Asia, India, China and Japan come together for Thursday’s “Extended Asia” followed by Friday’s “Seafood Pattaya” where the crystal waters offer up fresh local prawns, crabs and lobsters served on ice or grilled.  Saturday’s “Classics & Confectionaries” presents timeless favorites such as Greek salad, oven-baked whole salmon, green curry and bouillabaisse and margherita pizza.  In addition, guests will be able to indulge in traditional Thai desserts with a modern twist.  Every Sunday, the chefs pull out all the stops and offer the hotel’s famous “Sunday Brunch” that brings together a wide selection from around the globe.  Bookings are absolutely essential for this very popular event.  Monday to Thursday @ THB 480 net; Friday and Saturday @ THB 540 net, Sunday Brunch @ THB 1400 net; Wine Buffet @ THB 1100 net.  “Seven Days, Seven Themes” is available from Mondays to Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. and from 12 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. on Sundays.  An International Buffet Dinner is also available 7 days a week priced at THB 920 net on Monday - Thursday and Saturday & Sunday, and THB 1100 net on Friday.  Edge restaurant is located on the 14th floor of the Hilton Hotel Pattaya.  For bookings, please dial +66 (0)38 253 000.

As well as the excellent European food for which it is very well known in Pattaya (including some very rare Dutch items), Mata Hari restaurant also has a complete range of Thai cuisine, including Thai Isaan on request from Chef Jackie, herself coming from Isaan.  Mata Hari restaurant is located at the top of the hill on Thappraya Road, and for reservations (strongly recommended) phone 038 259 799 or email louis@ or go through the website at:

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.  Thursday features KFC (Krazy Flying Chicken) from 18:30 to 22:00.  As much as you can eat of wings, legs, breasts and whole chicken - BBQ grilled, Thai, Tex-Mex, Indian and French style, served with rice, potatoes and a salad bar: only THB 449 net (excludes beverages).  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.

The Peak restaurant offers a variety of dim sum items during the ‘All You Can Eat Dim Sum for Lunch’ promotion.  Price is just THB 705 net per person.  Lovers of Peking Duck, prized for the thin crisp skin, can also enjoy lunch with a whole Peking Duck on the centerpiece at only THB 1,765 net.  What’s more, roasted suckling pig is offered at a discounted price of THB 1,882 (whole roast).  The Peak Chinese Restaurant is located on the 8th floor of Dusit Thani Pattaya next to the Dolphin Roundabout in North Pattaya.  Open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  For reservations and more information please call 038 425 611 to 7, ext. 2276.

Flare Thai restaurant is offering a new daily set menu that focuses on the freshest seafood and includes ‘Phuket Lobster’ throughout July and August.  Restaurant chef Chu Puttipong offers six different styles of preparing the lobster - spicy lemon grass soup with lobster - steamed lobster with chilli lemon sauce - fried lobster with curry or tamarind sauce - deep fried lobster with garlic and pepper - baked lobster in clay pot - or charcoal grill lobster wrapped in banana leaf.  Guests can take their pick of two preferred preparations.  The Phuket Lobster is part of a set menu that includes a wide selection of dishes and it is priced at only THB 1,200 per portion of 400 grams inclusive of prevailing government taxes and service charge.  Flare restaurant is located on level 15 of the Hilton Hotel Pattaya, open from 6:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. daily.  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 .

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 under “buffet reservation”.  Thai Garden Resort is located on North Pattaya Road, 200 meters from the Dolphin roundabout and 200 meters before Tesco Lotus.

dusitD2 baraquda Pattaya has introduced its premium branded sparkling wine “Baraquda Prosecco”.  Designed for celebratory sipping or leisurely refreshment as the perfect start or finish to any dining experience, this top-of-the-range premium Italian Prosecco is priced at only THB 1,500++ per bottle and is only available at the dusitD2 baraquda pattaya.  For more information or purchase inquiries, call 038 769 999 or E-mail. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Amburaya Spa at the Sheraton Pattaya Resort is now offering 20% off all signature Terrake Treatments (A la cart menu only) until July 31.  Feel in complete harmony, contentment and bliss in your body and soul, return home renewed and refreshed.  Amburaya Spa opens daily from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  For more information, please call 038 259 888 ext. 33.

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

Tea Tree Spa at Holiday Inn Pattaya is offering a 150 minutes promotional package featuring products by Carole Franck that aid the contouring process, reduce cellulite, firm muscles and improve the body’s natural detoxification processes.  Available every day at the Tea Tree Spa from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.  Price: THB 4,990 net per person.  For more information and reservations, call 038 725 555 ext 3902 or email: spa.reception@

Spa Cenvaree at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort, Pattaya introduces a signature “Salt Pot Muscles Melter” treatment, which combines a deep tissue massage and hot salt pot compress to release tension in the shoulders and lower back muscles.  Each pot contains a blend of coarse salt and medicinal herbs to provide relief to tired muscles.  Therapeutic oils such as Pettigrain, Eucalyptus and Lavender penetrate deeply into muscle tissue during this therapy and help rebalance your body.  Price starts at 1,995++ baht for 90 minutes.  For more information or reservations, 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 .


Hard Rock Cafe Pattaya presents ‘Mix Tape’ every Friday night from 9 p.m. till 2 a.m. at the Moon Deck.  A roster of four guest DJs play soulful funky sounds, deep house, tech and all manners of groovy tunes laced with rock & roll.  For more information and/or reservations, call 038 426635, send e-mail to hrcpr.pty@hardrockhotels .net or go to

Ruffino Restaurant & Lounge at Centara Grand Phratamnak Resort Pattaya presents Thailand’s premier female music maestro, DJ Diva, every Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 19:00 - 23:00.  Ruffino also offers wine by the glass from its ever-evolving selection, a refreshing cocktail or an ice cold beer at special prices during sunset hours from 5-7 p.m.  Centara Grand Phratamnak Resort is located on Soi 5, Pratamnak, South Pattaya.  Tel. 038 306 337 for more information.

The North Star Library on Sukhumvit Road, north Pattaya holds regular Thai language classes Mon - Fri from 10.30 till 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. till 2.30 p.m.  Cost of admission is 100 baht per session for library members and 200 baht for non-members.  Private lessons are also available for 200 baht per hour.  In addition, the library also holds Yoga training every Tuesday from 1 - 2 p.m. at the Father Ray Foundation.  Cost is 1200 baht for 6 sessions (first session free).  For more information, call 081 575 4854 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Come and enjoy live music at the Jazz Pit Pub.  Listen to great music by Thomas Reimer, one of the most famous European Jazz guitarists, playing live on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 7.00 p.m. - 11.00 p.m.  The Jazz Pit is located on Soi 5 off Pattaya Beach and 2nd Road. Tel: 038 428 374.  And you can also catch Thomas performing on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Sugar Hut restaurant on Thappraya Road, call 038 364 186 for details.

Groups & Associations

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

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

For the past 28 years the Samaritans of Thailand have been providing confidential crisis intervention services over the telephone.  The English-speaking unit, Samaritans English Help Line operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide support to the expatriate community.  English-speaking staff, trained in crisis intervention will provide active, non-judgmental and empathetic listening services on the phone.  All calls will be handled on an anonymous basis and are free of charge.  Please call (02) 713-6791 (24hrs a day, 7 days a week).

Overeaters Anonymous meetings in Pattaya/Jomtien - The ‘Up to You’ group meets Wednesdays at 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the housing area just behind Pan Pan Restaurant in Jomtien on Thappraya Road. Call Steve at 038-364-207(h) or 089-250-1359 (cell) for directions or more information.

Narcotics Anonymous - Hotline: 082 811 2686.  There are 3 English speaking meetings in Pattaya near Central Festival and 2 more in Jomtien each week.  Also regular Thai speaking meetings at 12 Midday every Sunday and Persian Farsi speaking meetings at 5.30 pm on Thursdays.  Please call the Hotline for details.

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