Community Happenings – Friday August 10, 2018 – August 16, 2018



The next meeting of Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) will be on Sunday, August 12. Khun Toy (Rachada) from Pattaya Orphanage will talk about, “Fr. Ray and me & my journey with the Foundation”. The program starts at 10:30 a.m. with a buffet breakfast available from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on the 4th floor of the Holiday Inn’s Executive Tower, located behind the Holiday Inn’s Bay Tower on Beach Road.

Lodge Pattaya West Winds Summer Party will take place at Siam Bayshore Resort on August 18 with a free-flow bar from 6pm and a full international and Thai buffet at 7pm. There will also be a live band, a raffle and an auction carried out by renowned auctioneer John Collingbourne. Proceeds from the event will go to help many people in the community. Tickets are priced at: 1,500 THB for Adults in Advance or 1,750 THB at the door. 750 THB Children in Advance or 875 THB at the door. Free of charge for children under 8-year-old. Tickets available by emailing: [email protected]

A Joint Chambers Eastern Seaboard networking evening will be held at the Pullman Pattaya G hotel on Friday, August 24 from 6.30 p.m. – 9 p.m. (last drinks at 8.30 p.m.). Entrance cost is THB 400 on the door for members and THB 800 for non-members. Admission includes free-flow drinks and finger food. For more information send email to [email protected].

The Eastern Seaboard Businessmen’s Dinner is a monthly event taking place at the Mantra Restaurant at the Amari Pattaya Resort on the last Thursday of the month. It brings together business leaders from various backgrounds including Automotive, Aerospace, Real Estate, Architecture, FMCG, Electronics, White Goods, Logistics, Recruitment, Legal, Consulting, and others in a relaxed atmosphere. The next event will be held on Thursday, August 30. If you are interested in attending please contact [email protected].

A Farmers’ Market takes place every 2nd Saturday of the month at the Holiday Inn hotel on Pattaya Beach Road from 10.30 am – 3.30 p.m.  Products range from wellness items, jewelry, freshly prepared food, organic vegetables and fruits. The next market will be held August 11.

A stamp market is held every Sunday from 10.00 a.m. till 3.00 Rahnpintang Moe Kata Restaurant, Panji Place, on Soi Ponphraphanimit 7 (200m from the Bangkok Highway underpass). Here can you exchange stamps from the whole world. Call 089 091 3418 for more information and directions.


Mother’s Day Promotions

Mövenpick Siam Hotel Na Jomtien Pattaya invites you to celebrate Mother’s Day with an extensive International and Seafood Buffet with live cooking stations and live music on Saturday 11th August, THB 1,150++ per person with a glass of soft drink. On Sunday 12th August, share the whole family’s love and appreciation this Mother’s Day with a delicious Traditional Asian and BBQ Buffet featuring Asian favourites and local specialities at THB 999++ per person. All mothers will receive complimentary fresh jasmine tree as a special gift. Twist restaurant offers dining experience with family in a relaxed and casual atmosphere from 6.00 pm – 10.30 pm with an exclusive promotion August 11 & 12 – Come 4 pay 3. For more information or reservations, Tel: 033 078 888.

Let your mom put down her pan and saucer for a day and treat her with a special brunch by the pool and the sea at Dusit Thani Pattaya’s “Moms’ Love Brunch”. Enjoy various delights and live stalls with a walk-around style buffet at The Bay Restaurant and The Bay Terrace on 12 August 2018 from 11:00 to 16:00. The brunch is priced at only THB 899++ per person and all moms receive a 50% discount when accompanied by her children. Call 038 425 611-7 ext. 2149 0r 2150 for more information and reservations.

Come and celebrate Mother’s Day with the best of traditional home cooking at 609 Kitchen, Renaissance Pattaya Resort & Spa on Sunday, 12th August 2018 from 12 pm – 4 pm, priced at THB960. All moms who join the brunch get a chance to win a special weekend getaway. Treat your mom and book a table now at 038-259-099.

AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa has three great offers for Mother’s Day on August 12. Book for 3 or more persons at Benihana restaurant and mum will receive a complimentary Teppanyaki Salmon with hibachi brown rice. Dine together at Garden Cafe and mums eat free at the sensational barbecue buffet. Bring your mother for authentic Thai cuisine at Sala Rim Nam restaurant and mum dines on the complimentary set menu for the occasion. For more information, please call AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa: 038 412120 or email: [email protected] ,

Hilton Pattaya invites you and your family to celebrate Mother’s Day with special dining options. Edge restaurant invites you to a Sunday Brunch on August 12 priced at THB 1,500 nett per person and available from 12noon – 3pm, while in the late evening, indulge in a sunset view over the bay and a seafood dinner buffet priced at THB 1,500 nett per person, available from 6pm – 10.30pm. Celebrate a memorable Mother’s Day at Horizon Rooftop Restaurant & Bar with a 3-course set menu priced at THB 1,950 nett per person and available from 6pm – 11pm. Special for your mother, get a complimentary Jasmine when dining at Edge, Flare or Horizon on August 12. For more information or reservation, please call +66 (0)38 253 000 or email [email protected].

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Persimmon Restaurant, Pattana Golf Club & Resort in Sriracha, Chonburi province during August 11-13. Only 699 Baht/4 persons (regular price is 1,350) for “Super Mom” set. Special for AIS Serenade member, get 1 free cake when order Super Mom Set. Book your place at 038 318 999 ext. 11238 or email [email protected].

Hard Rock Cafe Pattaya invites you to treat your mom like a rock star on Mother’s Day weekend. Offer available anytime from Friday 10 August to Sunday 12 August with a minimum of 4 persons eating. Call 038-426-635 to book or visit



The Bay Grill & Buffet at Dusit Thani Pattaya: Dine with a sea view and enjoy seafood and meat barbecue accompanied by Thai and international items from soup, appetizers and main courses to dessert for only THB 1200++ per person. Free flowing beverage for additional THB 599++ per person. The Bay is open daily from 18:30 – 22:00. Call 038 425 611-7 ext. 2149 0r 2150 for more information and reservations.

Special culinary nights at Persimmon restaurant, Pattana Golf Club & Resort: Pizza Pasta Night on Tuesday at only 299 Baht or 399 Baht including sangria or wine, customers can choose ingredients for their pasta and pizza. Seafood Night on Wednesday at only 399 Baht, customers can choose varieties of fresh seafood cooked to order in our open kitchen. Carnivore Night on Friday at only 499 Baht offers a free flow chicken, lamb, beef or pork BBQ direct from the charcoal grill. In addition, for only 100 Baht customers can choose or combine lots of ingredients and level of spiciness to create your own Som Tam, all day, every day. Call for reservation at 038 318 999 ext. 11212/11230 or email [email protected].

A new Russian chef and a new Russian singer are featured at Flames, the BBQ restaurant in the beachside water park at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. Chef Sergei Antonov is preparing Russian specialities every evening in the Flames kitchen, while Roman Balachin is singing Russian and international songs every Friday and Saturday, from 18.00 to 23.00 hrs. Flames restaurant is located on the beachfront of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. The restaurant is open from 18.00 – 23.00 hrs. Reservations call (038) 714 981.

Big Fish restaurant at [email protected] Design Hotel Pattaya enhances its seafood buffet with a Thai marketplace theme: live stations offer traditional Thai cuisine in a unique atmosphere. All you can eat only at THB 400 net per person and enjoy a special welcome drink from the antique jar. Promotion daily from 12pm – 2.30pm. For more information and reservations call 038 930 600 or email to [email protected].

The Thai Garden Terrace Restaurant offers nightly dining presentations with different themed “all you can eat” buffets at the resort poolside: Monday – Italian buffet; Tuesday – BBQ buffet; Wednesday – multi-cuisine buffet; Thursday – German buffet with roasted pig; Friday – Thai buffet; Saturday – international buffet; Sunday – steak & skewers buffet. The buffet starts from 6 p.m., runs until 9 p.m. All this for just 399 baht net per adult. 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.

Yupin’s Restaurant in Jomtien Complex offers some fabulous culinary options including two new scallop dishes: Yupin’s Szechuan Scallops with hoi-sin sauce and crispy bacon salad for starters at 285 baht and a main course of Yupin’s scallops, shrimp & saffron sauce serenade priced at just 495 baht. Special promotions include a three-course set menu (5 choices each course) at only 480 baht. For more information or reservations, call 038 250394 or visit website:

Linda’s Restaurant is large with seating for 200 people, with a covered al fresco verandah outside for those who wish to smoke. Inside, in air-conditioned comfort, there are comfortable chairs and decent sized tables, with white starched napery. Linda’s Restaurant, 315/177-180 Moo 12, opposite the Jomtien Complex. Thappraya Road, Jomtien. Open seven days from 7.30 a.m. until late. Tel: Reservations: 038 252 726,, street-side parking. Email [email protected]  . GPS 12.901655 N 100.869.

Jameson’s Irish Pub offers daily food specials from Mon-Sat as well as fabulous Sunday roast dinners with all the trimmings, priced from 340 baht – 400 baht. Jameson’s Irish Pub is located on Soi Sukrudee (Soi A.R.) in Central Pattaya. Call 038 361 874 for more information or visit website:

Yamato Restaurant located on Soi Yamato has been around for more than 39 years and the soi was named after its oldest tenant. This is a restaurant to take a few people with you. The prices are certainly not over the top, and the quality is superb. Yamato Japanese restaurant, 219/51 Soi Yamato (13/1), close to Beach Road end, telephone 038 429 685 or 038 421 618. Open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. for dinner.

The legendary Somsakdi Restaurant has been in operation in Pattaya for more than 40 years. Proprietor and Chef Somsakdi is still cooking and running his amazing restaurant at 78 years of age. The menu is probably the largest in Pattaya, with 374 individual items. Each dish is in Thai with an English explanation underneath. Rather than be swamped by choices, let Somsakdi guide you. After all, who knows his dishes better than he? Somsakdi Restaurant, Pattaya Soi 1, tel. 038 428 987, 038 423 284, 038 429 869, limited parking plus on-street parking in the soi. Hours 11 a.m. until 11 p.m., seven days.



A special concert will be held at Ben’s Theater Jomtien at 8.00pm on Saturday 18th August featuring young Thai prize-winning pianist Gun Chaikittiwatana. He will play a programme of music Bach, Brahms, Chopin, Saint-Saëns and Debussy. The concert will also include Ravel’s brilliant Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in which Gun will be joined by another prize-winning pianist, Kant Lormsomboon on a second keyboard. Tickets are THB 900 including free drinks. Reservations strictly by email to [email protected]  stating your name, number of tickets required and mobile phone number.

Thailand’s own Bossanovy band is now playing live at Vistas lobby lounge in Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya every week from Tuesday to Sunday, between 18.00 and 19.00 hrs. With their gentle acoustic music, this duo play a mix of Thai, folk, country, pop and rock music, against a dreamy backdrop of the blue ocean and gentle sea breezes. Vistas Lobby Lounge is just off the main lobby of the resort, and is open all day and evening for a menu of pastries, snacks, specialty coffee and teas, and cocktails and beer. For more information and for reservations, please contact (038) 714 981.

Enjoy great music from Thomas Reimer, one of the most famous European Jazz guitarists, playing live every evening (except Tuesday) from 6.00 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Sugar Hut restaurant on Thappraya Road, call 038 364 186 for details.


Groups & Associations

Post 12146 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America (Ban Chang – U-Tapao, Thailand) meets the second Saturday of each month at 13:00 on the second floor of the Camel Pub in Ban Chang. If you are interested, please contact Membership Chairman Dan Morgan at [email protected]  or visit website:

The Royal British Legion Thailand meets the last Saturday of every month from 2 p.m. at the Tropical Bar on Soi Khao Noi (Watboonsampan near the Temple entrance) in East Pattaya. You do not need to have served in the Armed Forces to become a member and can join in the many social events arranged throughout the year. The Legion’s primary aim is the care and welfare of those who have served and/or their dependents. For general enquiries send email to [email protected] ,

Alcoholics Anonymous: The Pattaya Group meets Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. All meetings are closed (alcoholics only) and are held at Soi Skaw Beach (off Pattaya 2nd Rd). Contact Carl 08-456-31-671. 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, Andrew 086 107 6631. 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.

The Samaritans of Thailand 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. (02) 713-6791.

Overeaters Anonymous – The ‘Up to You’ group meets Wednesdays 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. 3 English speaking meetings in Pattaya near Central Festival and 2 in Jomtien each week. Also regular Thai speaking meetings at 12 noon every Sunday, and Persian Farsi speaking meetings at 5.30 pm on Thursdays. Please call the Hotline for details.