Community Happenings – Friday February 7 – February 13, 2014



The next Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) meeting will be on Sunday, Feb. 9.  Everyone is warmly welcome.  The speaker will be John Wrey, owner of Splashdown Waterpark, a recently opened Pattaya water themed attraction.  John will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the development of the water park.  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 next Pattaya International Ladies Club coffee morning will be held at Pan Pan restaurant on Thappraya Road, Jomtien on Tuesday, February 18.  Women from all countries are warmly welcomed to join in the fun.  For more information, check website: or email [email protected]

The 4th TFI charity night event takes place on Saturday 8th Feb from 7 p.m. at Access Inn on Pattaya 3rd Road at the junction with Soi Lengkee.  The theme for this event will be “Top of The Pops” featuring the best music from 1980 all the way up to 2013.  Tickets cost 400 baht in advance or 500 baht on the door and include a free-flow of bottled San Miguel Light and Heineken (while stocks last).  Food snacks will also be on sale at the venue.  Advance tickets can be purchased from Nick the Pizza by calling 038 373 418.  All proceeds from the event will be donated to Operation Smile Thailand and other local charities.

Green Pattaya will clean the Cosy Beach area of Pratamnak, south Pattaya on 11th February from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  The deputy mayor and chief of the city hall environmental department will be present during the clean-up.  Volunteers are more than welcome to come along and help make Pattaya a tidier place to live in.  Water, soft drinks and health fruit snacks will be provided.  For more information, go to

The culture of northeastern Thailand will come to life in Pattaya for three nights at the Issan Festival 2014 from March 7-9 on Pattaya Third Road.  The event will feature a parade, performances from actor Nadej Kokimiya and country music singer Ying Lee, general Issan music, and sales of northeastern products.  The event will also showcase a “phi ta khon” scary-ghost dance competition with winners receiving more than 100,000 baht in prizes.  Part of the proceeds from the event will be donated to AIDS patients at Phra Bat Numpu Temple in Saraburi.

A Family Bike Day will be held at the Thai Polo Club & Equestrian Center in east Pattaya on Sunday, March 9.  There will be a short trail for the younger riders, a 10km mountain bike ride for the older kids and adults and a 30km trail for the more hardcore cyclists.  There will also be food, beverages, prizes and other entertainment for all to enjoy.  Proceeds from the day will be donated to Women With A Mission and Make a Wish Foundation Thailand.  For more information, email: [email protected] or go to webpage:

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day at Mantra Restaurant & Bar on Friday 14th February.  Share an unforgettable evening together, dress to impress and express your love at Mantra this coming Valentine’s Day with a special menu priced at THB 4,999++ per couple including a surprise gift by L’Occitane for your Valentine.  Book your romantic table for two now to avoid disappointment by calling 038 429 591.

Coco’s Valentine’s Dinner on Friday, February 14 includes a half liter of red or white house wine to accompany a salmon rillette starter, a delicious main course of either pan fried duck breast, braised NZ lamb shank or grilled salmon steak.  Dessert will feature panna cotta with fresh strawberries.  Price: Baht 1,600 for 2 people (book and prepay by Feb. 7).  Coco’s is located on Chaiyapruek 1, 50 meters from Sukhumvit Rd.  For more information and reservations, call 038 074 675, 093 325 5900, email [email protected] or check website:

Indulge in a romantic Valentine’s dinner at Holiday Inn Pattaya.

Holiday Inn Pattaya invites guests to share the ultimate Valentine’s Day with someone special by indulging in an exclusive 5-course Valentine’s set menu created by the resident executive chef.  Each course will be served with fine wine selected to complement the meal.  This special Valentine’s menu will be offered on February 14 at THB 4,999 per couple.  For reservations please call 038 725 555.

Hilton Pattaya invites guests to celebrate Valentine’s Day on Friday February 14 with a blend of impressive sea views and fantastic dining options.  Delight in an outstanding 4-course Thai set dinner at Flare with Valentine’s Romantic Melodies menu created by the chef at THB 2,222 net per couple including grilled Fines de Claire oysters & Hokkaido sea scallop with spicy seafood salsa – available from 6.30 p.m. until late.  Alternatively, celebrate love with a 4-course set menu at the Horizon Lounge on the 34th floor for THB 5,550 net per couple including chilled seafood bridge, artichokes cappuccino, Alaska king crab & lobster, sweet dessert and much more – served from 6 p.m. until late.  The first 10 reservations receive a complimentary glass of Moet Chandon.  Bookings are essential.  For more information or reservations call 038 253 000 or email [email protected]

Pullman Pattaya Hotel G offers an exclusive Valentine package set for lovers.  Stay the night in a deluxe room and enjoy a romantic candlelight set dinner in the Sunset Lounge overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, with a glass of sparkling wine, flowers for the lady and a lovely souvenir picture to keep the memory.  Complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi are also included.  Price: THB 5,500 net.  Advance reservation is required.  Please call 038 411 940 – 8 or email: [email protected]

Celebrate your love on Valentine’s Day at the Sheraton Pattaya Resort on Friday 14th February from 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  Toast to your relationship over pre-dinner cocktails at Latitude Lounge while watching the sunset.  Valentine beach dinner includes a delicious set menu featuring chicken liver parfait with pistachio nut, crisp Parma ham, blackened snow fish with coffee beans, baked purple eggplant, fried salmon spring roll, strawberry cheese mousse in chocolate ball and red wine strawberry sauce and much more.  Price: THB 6,500++ per couple including red roses and photo frame.  Advance reservation is required.  For more information or reservations, call 038 259 888 or go to website:  *Book and receive a 15% discount for Valentine spa package at Amburaya Spa, valid until 28th February 2014.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Royal Cliff Beach Resort’s “Be My Valentine” intimate dinner for two at the poolside of the Royal Wing Suites & Spa on February 14 from 7 p.m.  A 6-course menu includes two complimentary special cocktails and delicacies such smoked and cured salmon, pan seared Pacific scallops, roulade of veal tenderloin with Parma ham, scrumptious barramundi medallion crusted with Massala sauce and for a sweet try the mango mascarpone chocolate mille feuille with strawberry sauce.  Price: 4,708 baht ++ per couple.  For more information and reservations, call 038 250 421 or email [email protected]

Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya invites you to celebrate Valentine weekend (Friday 14 – Saturday 15 February) with a sumptuous seafood buffet @ THB 4,000 ++ per couple including free flow of selected wines and soft drinks.  Enjoy a welcome ‘Love Potion’ for 2 and a special gift from L’Occitane for the ladies.  Your evening will be enhanced with the romantic vocals from Yves Le Tenor.  Dinner buffet from 6.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. followed by after party at Ruffino Restaurant & Lounge with resident DJ Diva.  Champagne offers including Veuve Clicquot buy 1 get 1 and Billecart Salmon Brut Rose bottles with strawberries.  Book your intimate table now Oceana Restaurant, Tel: 038 306 337 ext. 535 E-mail: [email protected]

Valentine’s Rooftop Dinner at dusitd2 Baraquda Pattaya: Enjoy a romantic 5-course set dinner featuring an appetizer, salad, soup, main course, dessert + a special bouquet for 3,500 baht net/2 persons.  Available every evening from February 11-17.  Call 038 769 999 or email [email protected] for more details.


Throughout the month of February, Chef Alberto Bruni at “Acqua” Italian restaurant invites you to enjoy the delights of Canadian lobster.  A luscious lobster bisque, spaghetti with lobster and artichokes in garlic olive oil, and an ink vial one lobster risotto will be served.  Also, a super sized seafood platter featuring lobster, sea scallop, king prawn and rock lobsters will be available. Prices start from THB 620++ (subject to 10% service charge and 7% VAT).  Acqua Italian restaurant is located in the main lobby of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, and opens daily from 18.30-22.30 hrs.  Call for reservations, at 038 301 234 ext. 4266

Canadian lobster at Acqua Italian restaurant.Canadian lobster at Acqua Italian restaurant.

Fabulous Sunday Brunch @ Mantra Restaurant and Bar: An innovative & stylish approach to Sunday Brunch for 1,690++ per person featuring a dazzling selection of foods from around the world including oysters, cold cuts, prime roasts, chocolate fountain and more!  Upgrade your brunch to include a wine buffet for an additional 1,490++ per person.  Brunch time hours are from 11:00 hrs to 15:00 hrs.  Mantra Restaurant is located at the north end of Pattaya Beach Road.  For reservations and more info, call 038 429 591 or visit

Centara Grand Phratamnak Resort Pattaya is now fully open and offering the following: The Oyster Oasis at Oceana 18:00-20:30 the whole month of February every Friday and Saturday.  A unique selection of Oyster Kukamoto (Japan), Fine de Claire (Clay Beds) and Codoret de Bretagne (France) and a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc at 600 ++/bottle.  Also try the Espresso Afternoon Tea every day from 15:00-17:00 at THB 700++ per set for 2 persons including scones and clotted cream, freshly made sandwiches and cakes, tea and coffee.  Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya is located on Pratamnak Soi 5.  For more information and bookings call 038 306 337 or e-mail: [email protected]

Halal international buffet dinner @ Harbour.

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.

Great Brazilian food at Zico’s.Great Brazilian food at Zico’s.

Zico’s Pattaya restaurant of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort is Pattaya’s only Brazilian Churrascaria restaurant.  Enjoy succulent meat and fresh seafood; as much as you can eat on long skewers which gracefully pass through the tables.  Special on every Wednesday and Thursday enjoy free flow beef unlimited 2 hours with 15 skewers at only Baht 999+ per person (subject to 7% VAT).  And don’t miss the great selection at the salad bar.  Brazilian Samba Queens perform at 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. with an amazing dance routine and hot music (except on Mondays).  For more information or table reservations, contact 038 043 516 or email: [email protected]

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 [email protected]

Satisfy your pizza cravings at The Bay Italian Restaurant with five flavors available for your mid-afternoon dining amidst the sea views of Pattaya Bay.  Pair your favorite pizza with a free flow of beer during the ‘Pizza Galore with Beer’ promotion.  Available daily from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Guests can dine for a maximum of two hours.  Price is THB 599++ per person.  Saturday Night BBQ Buffet offers a fantastic selection of meat and seafood BBQ items as well as international cuisine, served from 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.  Buffet price is THB 1,490++ per person (food only).  A free flow of wine, beer, juice and soft drinks is available at THB 599++ per person.  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. 2149-50.

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 [email protected] or go through the website at:

Monday Curry Night at Tavern by the Sea.

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 449 net per person.  Taco Tuesday offers as much as you can eat, beef, chicken and pork tacos plus chili con carne, Mexican beans, vegetables and salad bar for just THB 399 net.  Wednesday is Ribs & Wings evening: finger licking good ribs and 6 different kinds of wings – all you can eat for THB 399 net per person (and with 1 glass of Heineken beer THB 449 net per person).  Friday & Saturday Churrasco Nights offer prime meats and seafood, grilled to perfection on the fire and freshly skewered for you on the churrasco pens at the Tavern.  All complemented by a full buffet of starters, side dishes and desserts.  Only THB 690 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 Orchid Pattaya, Beach Road, North Pattaya, Tel 038 418418, E-mail [email protected]

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

The Peak restaurant offers a variety of dim sum items during the All You Can Eat Dim Sum for Lunch.  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.

Strawberry desserts at Sheraton Pattaya.

Elements Restaurant’s award-winning chef presents a scrumptious strawberry monthly dessert for February.  Try chocolate gateaux & strawberry, strawberry bavarois, strawberry cheesecake or strawberry & yoghurt terrine.  Enjoy a tasty promotion all day and every day at THB 320++ per dish.  Elements is located at the Sheraton Pattaya Resort on Pratamnak Hill south Pattaya.  Call 038 259 888 or go to website:

Oasis BBQ pork kebab.Oasis BBQ pork kebab.

Oasis restaurant is currently featuring “Meat on a Stick” with Turkish kebabs, Jamaican chicken, Tandoori inspired seafood and BBQ pork kebabs.  Prices start at only THB 300++ (subject to service charge and VAT).  Oasis Restaurant is located at the lower main lobby of the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya.  Open daily from 6.00-23.30 hours.  Call to reserve at 038 301 234 ext 4260-61.

Poo Bu Maa Thod Kratiam at Flare.

Intimate surroundings and a magnificent wine wall provide a distinctive backdrop for sophisticated dining at Flare restaurant.  Experience an exquisite new menu of the authentic taste of Thai cuisine, as it captures the freshness of its surrounds and fuses it with a global twist.  Sample “Hoy Nang Rom” made with fresh Fine de Claire oysters from the southern regions of France or perhaps a “Som Tum”, imaginatively prepared tableside.  Finish your evening with “Cafe Bo’Lan” or maybe “Bai Tuey” – a very international crème brûlée.  Also available are an exciting range of wines from Thailand’s emerging vineyards.  Available for a limited time only in Flare, level 15 of the Hilton Hotel Pattaya from 6:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. daily.  For bookings, please dial 038 253 000 or email: [email protected]

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.

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: [email protected]

Premium Prosecco at dusitD2 baraquda Pattaya.Premium Prosecco at dusitD2 baraquda Pattaya.

dusitD2 baraquda Pattaya has now 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. [email protected]


Get set for a Shanghai 30’s retro G-Session party night at the Pullman Pattaya Hotel G on Saturday 8th February.  Here is the place to enjoy music from international DJs, movie star calendar posters, cabaret, and Burlesque dance.  Free entrance and welcome drink, have fun and post it on and the photo with the most “Likes” gets a free stylish shopping bag.  Also free van pick-ups for groups of 5 to 12.  For more information or reservations, call 03841 1940-8 or email [email protected]

Ruffino Restaurant & Lounge at Centara Grand Phratamnak Resort Pattaya presents Thailand’s premier female DJ, DJ Diva, every Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 19:00 – 23:00.  Centara Grand Phratamnak Resort is located on Soi 5, Pratamnak, South Pattaya.  Tel. 038 306 337 for more information.

dusitD2 baraquda Pattaya invites you to come and relax, sip a cocktail or two and enjoy the dulcet tones of classic live jazz performed by the famous saxophonist Aht Gunlayanakupt, a.k.a. the Kenny G. of Thailand.  Performances of “a new jazz in town” are held every Friday and Saturday evening at the the rooftop sunset lounge from 8 p.m.  For more information and reservations, call 038 769 999 or send an email to [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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.


Breeze SPA at the Amari Orchid Pattaya is offering a special 2-hour Valentine treatment and pampering package at just 2,500 baht net per person.  An aromatherapy body polish or rose milk bath is followed by a skin cleansing and signature massage to leave you feeling on cloud 9 – available throughout the month of February.  For more information, contact Breeze SPA 038 418418 ext. 840.

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.