TFI’s second charity event will be a Disco music night held at the A-One Royal Cruise Hotel, Pattaya Beach Rd. (between soi 2 & 3) on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 7:00 p.m. until late. There will be a free flow of drinks from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. or as long as stocks last. Admission price is 400 baht for an advance purchase ticket or 500 baht at the door. Tickets can be obtained by contacting Joe Cox, Earl C. Brown, Paul Strachan, Nigel Quennell, Rodney James Charman or Matt O’Sullivan directly on Facebook. Proceeds from the event will go to the Heartt 2000 HIV-AIDS charity.
Oktoberfest at Amari Orchid Pattaya: Experience Germany’s greatest tradition! 1,400 baht net per person including buffet with German specialties, seafood, and one beer mug plus one 50 cl. Oktoberfest bier. Live entertainment will be provided by Die Bayrische. Dinner served under a marquee on October 25-26, starts at 7 p.m. Book now at orchid@ amari.com or tel. 038 418-418.
Rayong-Pattaya Ladies Circle in co-operation with Women With A Mission will hold a Red Carpet Charity Dinner Dance on Saturday, November 2 at the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya from 7 p.m. - midnight. Entertainment for the evening will include an art exhibition, fashion & dance shows, photo shoots, and much more. A champagne reception will be followed by a buffet dinner including free-flow beer, wine and soft drinks. Tickets cost THB 2,200 and can be obtained by contacting Michelle on 082 179 1037, Kylie on 087 482 3520 or the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya Box Office at 038 428 755.
Golden Chimney, Pattaya’s newest fine dining Indian restaurant located on Pattaya Tai (South Rd.) between CAT telecom and the Shell gas station offers a special set menu for only 299 THB net. This includes Appetizer: popadums, chutneys & pickles; Starters: onion bhaji & chicken tikka; Main meals: chicken madras curry & vegetable curry; Sundries: 1 Pulao Rice & 1 naan bread; Dessert: 1 Kulfi or 1 Gulab Jamun. Call now for reservations at Tel. 038 414 675.
Delicious Indian cuisine at the Golden Chimney.
Great Brazilian food at Zico’s.
Throughout the month of October, Cabin Grill Restaurant offers diners a special ‘fit for your set’ selected menu of crispy salad and kinu tofu with sesame dressing, thick tuna steak burgundy style and a glass of mocktail ‘Surf Rider’. Price is only 599 baht net per person. Chill out and enjoy your meal with a stunning 180 degree view of Pattaya Beach. Cabin Grill is located on the 2nd floor of the Royal Wing in the A-One Royal Cruise Hotel between Soi 2 and Soi 3 on Pattaya Beach Road. Open daily from 11.00 a.m. - 10.00 p.m. For more information call 038 259 555, ext. 4232.
The Bay Italian restaurant offers a relaxed dining experience in a contemporary setting with both indoor and outdoor seating and a scenic view of Pattaya Bay. 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. 2270.
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 420 net; Friday and Saturday @ THB 480 net, Sunday Brunch @ THB 1200 net; Wine Buffet @ THB 800 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. 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
Thursday Shellfish Night at Tavern by the Sea.
Afternoon tea at Drift.
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 offers modern Chinese cuisine complemented by a panoramic view of the bay. The Peak’s kitchen turns out a stellar selection of Chinese dishes including hot & cold appetizers sampler, steamed abalone stuffed with minced shrimps on sesame egg noodles, and eight treasure rice. Daily dim sum lunch is also available. 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.
Poo Bu Maa Thod Kratiam at Flare.
New and only at Moon River Pub! The After Work Club from 7 p.m. to midnight offers guests a Western or Thai evening menu. Groups of 30 people may choose from the European and Thai all you can eat buffet (booking 1 day in advance). The all you can drink (wine, beer, juice, soft drinks, whiskey, tequila, etc.) counts for both offers. Price per person: 1,200 baht per person Sunday to Thursday or 1,500 baht per person Friday & Saturday. The Moon River Pub is located in front of the Thai Garden Resort, North Pattaya Road.
Breaded fish fillet with French fries at Cascade.
With a full salad and dessert buffet station, diners at Cascade can select their main course on the menu featuring Thai and western dishes such as fried seafood with garlic and hot basil leaf served with steamed jasmine rice; grilled chicken breast with barbecue sauce; breaded fish fillet, French fries and tartar sauce and many more. Price is THB 299++ per person (food only). The Cascade is located near the Main Lobby of Dusit Thani Pattaya. Open daily from 6 a.m. - 1 a.m. For reservations call 038 425 611-7 ext. 2153.
Chill out to the DJ’s beats as you sip on signature cocktails at the Horizon lounge and take in stunning views of Pattaya Bay. Located on the 34th floor rooftop of the Hilton Hotel Pattaya, Horizon lets you party with friends and sample the delicious cuisine in one of the three flexible private dining rooms. Bar opens from 5:00pm until 1:00am - restaurant from 6:00pm until 11:30pm. Guests can indulge in style with a twist or simply relax in the most chilling Infinity Bar and enjoy the gentle sea breeze and romance sunset in a comfortable and relaxed entertainment venue. The new ‘Sunset Session’ promotion offers guests an array of signature cocktails and “best sellers”, including Yello, Sea Breeze, Mojito, Cosmopolitan, Bloody Mary, Singapore Sling and beers on a one-for-one basis. The promotion is available daily from 5 pm to 7 pm at Horizon. For more information or reservations please call +66 (0)38 253 000 or email: bkkhp.pattaya.horizon @hilton.com.
Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya’s Pink Sheets Program supports the fight against breast cancer with your help. Throughout October, 25% of all room revenue will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) and Thanyarak Foundation under the patronage of Her Royal Highness The Princess Mother. Room rates start from THB 3,824++ per room per night on Sunday to Thursday and from THB 4,079++ per room per night on Friday & Saturday. Hard Rock will kick off this campaign on Oct. 4 with a Pink Parade starting at 4 pm. and will follow that up on October 5 with a Pink Foam Party with special DJ Vida. For more information, call 038 428 755-9 or go to website: www.hardrockhotels.net.
Nine aspiring young female hard-rockers will be battling it out for the honor of being crowned Ms. Hard Rock Southeast Asia 2013 at a competition being staged at the Hard Rock Hotel and Cafe Pattaya on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th October. A musical knowledge round will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday and all activities on Saturday take place between 5-7 p.m. Spectators are welcome to come along and cheer on the contestants. Entrance is free.
Beach Bar, Pullman Pattaya Hotel G will be holding a True Blood on the Beach G Session Party on the evening of Saturday, 5th October. Attendees are encouraged to dress up in scary, funny or freaky costumes and dance the night away to the seductive tunes of DJ Antonio. Take a photo of you wearing your costume and post it on www. facebook.com/thebeachclub pattaya.G and whichever photos get the most “likes” in a variety of categories will win some excellent prizes on the night. The party welcomes all comers with free admission and a free welcome drink upon arrival. A Special Booking package is available at www.pullmanpattayahotelG.com.
The Pattaya International Guitar Festival & Competition 2013 is taking place this year over two days on Friday 25th October at Central Festival Beach shopping mall, followed by a students’ competition and evening concert on Sunday 27th October at the Siam Bayshore Hotel. Organised by the Thailand Guitar Society, this annual event brings together many of the most well-known classical and contemporary musicians from all over the world. Admission price (Sunday Festival Pass) is THB 500 for adults, inclusive of coffee break and a soft drink between 15.00 and 18.00, or THB 400 for students. Children under 12 years get free entry. Proceeds from the event will be presented to the Father Ray Foundation. To book seats in advance, contact the Siam Bayshore Pattaya at 038 428 678.
Mantra Restaurant & Bar has teamed up this month with Howard Posener, one of the finest close-up magicians in the world, who will perform intimate magic at your table while you enjoy mouth-watering Mantra Asian and Mediterranean cuisine. Howard will be performing his magic from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. every Wednesday from October through December. Mantra Restaurant & Bar is situated at the Amari Orchid Resort at the north end of Pattaya Beach Road. Open 18:00 to 1:00. For more information or booking, send an email to email@mantra-pattaya. com or call 038-429591.
Latino Groove dance nights take place every month at Havana Bar, Holiday Inn on Beach Road, North Pattaya. Admission is free of charge and all are welcome. For more information, call 038 725 555 or go to www.facebook.com/HavanaBar.Pattaya.
A ‘live’ stand-up comedy show featuring UK comedians Phil Kay and Raymond Mearns will be held at the Havana Bar, Holiday Inn Pattaya on Saturday, October 5 at 8 p.m. Tickets cost 999 baht per person and can be booked in advance by calling 085 361 9246.
Come and enjoy live music at the Jazz Pit Pub from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. every day (except Tuesdays & Wednesdays). Listen to great music by Thomas Reimer, one of the most famous European Jazz guitar players. If you play an instrument, you are welcome to come along and join in the jam sessions every Monday evening. Jazz trio every Friday at 7-11 p.m., with Thomas Reimer (guitar), Andy Goodson (bass), and Peter Couling (drums). The Jazz Pit is located on Soi 5 off Pattaya Beach and 2nd Road. Tel: 038 428 374.
Yoga classes now available every Tuesday and Thursday at the Tea Tree Spa, 5th floor of the Holiday Inn Pattaya. Experience the calmness and serenity of Pattaya Bay at sunset time while having a 1 hour yoga class with natural sea breezes and relaxing music. Limited space available, please call 038 725 555 ext. 3902 for more information and reservation.
Clubs and Associations
The next Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) meeting will be on Sunday, Oct. 6. Everyone is warmly welcome. The speaker will be author Desmond Bishop, talking about his new book, “Wizard of Zee,” an adult teen fantasy set 150 million years ago in ancient Gondwanaland. 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.
Al-Anon/Al-Ateen Family Group: Is an alcoholic or addict adversely affecting your life? Maybe we can help. Meetings are held Sunday, 2:00 p.m. at the Satree Center, and at 10:30 a.m. at Jomtien Plaza Condotel, 4th Floor. For more information, call John on 089 933 7227 or Katie 087 131 6072.
The Scandinavian Expat Club Pattaya meets every second Sunday from Jan 8th 2012 at the Green Tree Restaurant on Pattaya Beach Road Soi 1 from 1 p.m. onwards. Everyone welcome.
The Pattaya Irish Society meets every Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Moonrakers in Pong. Call John on 086 112 0988 for details.
The Rotary Club Eastern Seaboard (RCES) meets 6 p.m. every Thursday at the Siam Bayshore Resort, between Beach Road and Second Road in South Pattaya.. The meetings on 1st and 3rd Thursday in each month will include guest speakers and on the 2nd and 4th Thursday there will be a presentation on club activities. Meetings are always followed by an informal a la carte dinner in the main dining room. Everybody is welcome to join us as guests; please check the website for important dates and information www.rotary-es.org/ or contact the Rotary Secretary at secretary@ rotary-es.org.
Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya welcomes you to their Wednesday meetings in the Rotary room, Royal Cliff Grand Hotel: Time 18.30 for 19.00. Contact Brendan Kelly (Secretary) 084 033 6296.
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 Bulls & Bears (formerly Highlander) on Soi Skaw Beach. 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).
The Dutch Expats Club meets the last Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. Feel free to see our website for the location address: http://nvtpattaya.org. New members are always welcome.
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.