Community Happenings - Friday July 25 - July 31, 2014

Friday, 25 July 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 30 By  Pattaya Mail

Events

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. facebook.com/funcharity events or go to website www.TFI-events.com 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. festamusicale.com 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 www.pattaya-marathon.net.

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@ boozeloungepattaya.com.

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.

Dining

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 @holidayinn-pattaya.com.

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@ sheraton.com.

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 @chr.co.th.

Halal international buffet dinner @ Harbour - only THB 420 net per person.  The buffet dinner includes halal food, an international buffet line and many selections of dessert.  The food is certified and cooked by a halal chef with 40 years experience. Both indoor and outdoor dining options are available.  Harbour restaurant is located at the A-One Royal Cruise Hotel on Pattaya Beach Road (Soi 3), Open daily 6.00 pm - 10.00 pm.  For more information, call 038 259 555 Ext 4236.

Sugar Hut Restaurant is open for lunch with set menu prices from 240 to 350 baht net/set.  Menu items include chili fried rice, pork soup with tofu, noodles, fresh spring rolls, salad, fruit, desserts and more.  For inquiries and reservations, call 038 364 186, 038 251 686.

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@ mataharirestaurant.com or go through the website at: www.mataharirestaurant.com

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. hardrockhotels.net.

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 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.

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 .

Promotions

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 eforeaspa.com.

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@ Holidayinn-pattaya.com.

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 .

Entertainment

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

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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