EU Referendum Overseas Voter Registration: The UK Electoral Commission is encouraging British citizens living overseas to register to vote ahead of the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union on June 23. To register as an overseas voter you must have previously been registered in a UK constituency within the last 15 years. Once registered, overseas voters can then choose how they wish to vote. They can vote by post, by proxy (voting by appointing someone you trust to vote on your behalf), or even in person at their polling station if they will be in their local authority area on polling day. To register, UK citizens should visit website: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
Notice to all United States registered Democrats: if you wish to vote in the Presidential primaries, as well as the final Presidential elections next November, you can vote from abroad by registering with Democrats Abroad. Go to their website: http://www.democratsabroad.org/join to complete your application to register and vote.
Groups & Associations
The Royal British Legion Thailand meets the last Saturday of every month from 2 p.m. at the Tropical Bar on Soi Khao Noi (Watboon sampan 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], www.rblthailand.org.
Al-Anon Family Group. For more info, call the Helpline 092 674 4109 or John 089 933 7227.
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: 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.
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.
The next meeting of the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) will be held on Sunday, May 8. Everyone is warmly welcome. Club member Jerry Dean will give a presentation on the availability and use of the PCEC’s social media sites. 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 at 10:30 a.m. with a buffet breakfast available from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Green Pattaya is organizing a boat trip to clean-up Koh Rin on Sunday, May 8. The meeting point is Bali Hai Pier at 8 a.m. The day will include snorkeling, lunch and a beach clean-up. Cost to take part is THB 1000 each for adults and THB 500 for children under 5 years old. For more information call Mark on Tel. 092 279 5753 or email to: [email protected]
The British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT) will be holding an ‘After Hours’ informal networking evening at Jameson’s Irish Pub in Pattaya on Wednesday, May 11 from 4 p.m. onwards. Entry is free with Happy Hour all night and free finger food. All are welcome. For more information, email to: [email protected]
Classic Car Friends Pattaya will be holding a 60km ‘Fun Run’ on Saturday, May 14, starting outside Suriya Land (located behind Pattaya Floating Market) at 9.30 a.m. and finishing at approx. 12.30 p.m. at La Taverna in Bang Saray. For more information, call (Jo) on 092 753 9309 or (Martin) 085 299 61 88.
Tony’s Fitness Center at the junction of Third Road and Pattaya Tai (South) will be holding an International Day of Yoga on June 21 to help raise funds for Tony’s Animal Shelter, which takes care of abandoned, injured and abused dogs. There will be two yoga classes held during the event: 6 p.m. – 7.15 p.m. and 8 p.m. – 9.15 p.m. and those attending are requested to make a minimum contribution of 100 baht which will help provide medical care and food for the dogs. Register by 5 p.m. on June 21 at Tony’s main gym on Third Road.
Drink, Dine & Dance as Mantra Restaurant & Bar celebrates its 10th Anniversary with tasty exciting new and legendary menus. Enjoy new bar snacks and special price happy hours from 21:00 to 23:00, fabulous prizes and giveaways every night, live music and amazing 10th-anniversary promotions. New menu prices start from just 280 THB. Mantra Restaurant & Bar is located at the Amari Pattaya on Pattaya Beach Road. Call 038 429 591 for more information and reservations. Dress code applies: gentlemen – no shorts, tank tops or sandals.
The Bay restaurant offers diners authentic Italian cuisine and sweeping views of Pattaya Bay at both indoor and outdoor settings. Enjoy the evenings in an al fresco surrounding with a stunning view of Pattaya’s coastline. Its weekend dining event, Saturday Night BBQ Buffet, offers a fantastic selection of meat and seafood items – diners will be spoilt for choice with its extensive variety of international dishes. The Bay is located at the Dusit Thani Pattaya resort and is open daily 18:30 – 22:00, except Sundays. Call 038 425 611 for more information.
Hilton Pattaya invites everyone to celebrate the upcoming International Mother’s Day at Edge restaurant, which offers special family dining experiences on Sunday May 8. Special for mother! Receive a 20% discount spa voucher at eforea spa for rejuvenating herself when dining in a group (minimum of four adults per table). The family brunch buffet features a variety of favorites including grilled and chilled seafood, salad bars, as well as live cooking stations of Western and Asian dishes. International Mother’s Day celebration is available for THB 1,400 net per adult and children under 10 years dine for free, from 12 noon – 3.00 p.m. at Edge, located on level 14 at Hilton Pattaya. For information and reservations, call 038 253 000 or email [email protected]
Experience the sights, smell and taste of Italian cuisine from the shores of Sicily only at Rossini restaurant located at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort. For more information, call 038 250 421 ext. 2007, 2037 or email: [email protected]
Roast Sundays @ Coast Beach Club & Bistro: Enjoy roast favourites such as Provencal lamb leg, whole roasted gai yang style chicken, roasted suckling pig, Churrasco slow roasted specialties all accompanied with fresh salads. You can enjoy a variety selection of 3 prices (THB 899++ per person, THB 1,000++ free flow soft drink and THB 1,500++ free flow red & white house wine & draft beer) every Sunday at 12:30-16:00 hrs. (Half price for children below 12 years old). Coast Beach Club & Bistro is located at the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. For more information or reservations, call 038 714 981.
Jameson’s Pub weekly 3-course special menu 395 baht (net), main course with a choice of starters. Main course options include: Chicken Cordon Bleu, Steak Sandwich, Roast Pork, or Fajitas, plus Jam Sponge and Custard for dessert. Jameson’s is located on Soi Sukrudee (Soi A.R.) in central Pattaya. Call 038 361 874 for more information or visit website: www.jamesons-pattaya.com.
The Thai Garden Resort offers nightly dining presentations with different themed “all you can eat” buffets at the resort poolside: Monday – pizza & pasta 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. until 9 p.m. All this for just 399 baht net per adult, 199 baht net for children under 12 and free for children under 4. 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.
Big Fish restaurant offers a nightly seafood BBQ buffet for only THB 650 net or THB 950 net with free-flow wine. The buffet’s recent upgrade features more high-quality, premium seafood choices and live musical accompaniment from acoustic guitar and piano. The buffet is available every night from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Big Fish is located at the [email protected] Design Hotel Pattaya. For reservations, call 038 930 600 or email [email protected] pattaya.com.
Hearty beef dishes featuring the best of Australian natural and wholesome beef prepared in exciting ways are being served from now until 31 May 2016 at Elements Restaurant at the InterContinental Pattaya Resort. On the menu are slow-cooked Wagyu beef cheek served with shallots and ginger puree, Australian beef sirloin with roasted garlic and truffle pomme, veal tenderloin with beetroot and mashed potato, and for those who enjoy the rich taste of curry, massaman short rib served with curried potatoes. Prices start from THB 690++ per dish, with the menu available for lunch and dinner. For reservations call 038 259 888 or for more info check website: www.intercontinental.com/pattayaresort.
Spa & Fitness Promotions
Throughout this summer, Breeze Spa at Amari Pattaya is providing a delicious aromatic scrub for all health lovers that helps skin recover from exposure to the sun and outdoor activities. Guests can enjoy the Mango Sticky Rice Body Scrub package, which includes a body massage of their choice, topped with a mango sticky rice dessert after the treatment from now until 31st May 2016, at 2,400 THB per person. For more information, call 038 418 418 or www.breeze-spa.com.
Lifestyles Fitness Center at Centara Grand Mirage Pattaya invites you to join Body Transformation Challenge 2016 trained by professional trainer, Murray Sogen. Starting on 14th May for a month; every Tue, Wed and Sat from 11.00-12.00 hrs. Early bird is THB 6,800++ from THB 8,000++ if booking before 8th May. The best performance will receive a FREE 1 month fitness membership at Centara Grand Mirage Pattaya. For more information, please call 038-714976 or e-mail: [email protected]
The Venue music bar on Siam Country Club Road at Lake Mabprachan hosts the amazing rock talent of Pop Joralie and fellow musicians Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9 p.m. This band will guarantee to have your feet tapping. New menu available too.
Pattaya Latin Saturdays at Havana Bar, Holiday Inn: Come along and enjoy the biggest Latin party in Pattaya every Saturday evening with music CD giveaways, cocktail & food specials, dance animations & complimentary salsa lesson at 8 p.m. with Luiz Calderon of rumPUREE World Dance Studio (Bangkok). Free admission all night long (except for special events). For more information, webpage:www.facebook .com/SalsaThailand.
Enjoy live music at the Jazz Pit Pub with great music from Thomas Reimer, one of the most famous European Jazz guitarists, playing live on 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. You can also catch Thomas performing on Sunday – Wednesday from 6.30 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Sugar Hut restaurant on Thappraya Road, call 038 364 186 for details.
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]
Victoria’s Place Hotel & Restaurant invites you to join a Salsa party every Tuesday from 9 p.m. with free entrance, live music, belly dance performances and other activities. Victoria’s Place Hotel is located on the corner of Soi 4 Pratamnak Road. For more information, call 083 820 939.