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]
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Groups & Associations
Post 12146 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America meets the second Thursday of each month at 18:00 on the second floor of the Camel Pub in Ban Chang. If you’re are interested, please contact Dan Morgan Membership Chairman at banchangvfw [email protected] or visit website: www.banchangvfwpost12146.org.
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], 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, Oct. 16. The PCEC usually presents a speaker on a topic of interest to Expats. 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.
The annual Chonburi Buffalo Racing Festival will take place on 15 October at the Nongkern Market in Chonburi. As well as the races there will be “Miss Buffalo” beauty competitions for the best dressed buffaloes and many other attractions. The buffalo racing takes place in a fair-like atmosphere with lots of rides, live music and food stalls where you can enjoy local snacks and drinks. For more information, contact: Chonburi municipality on Tel: 038 270 070.
Classic Car Friends Pattaya will be holding a Sattahip ‘Fun Run’ on Saturday, October 15 starting at 9.30 a.m. at the café and restaurant opposite Suriya Land and located behind the Pattaya Floating Market (look for the big guitar sign). Everyone welcome to take part. Call Jo (092 753 9309) or Martin “Lung Tin” (085 299 61 88) for more information.
A joint chambers Eastern Seaboard networking evening will be held at the Hotel Baraquda Pattaya MGallery by Sofitel on Friday, Oct. 21 from 6.30 – 9.00 p.m. (last drinks served at 8.30 p.m.). Price of admission is THB 500 for members of BCCT, AustCham, AmCham, GTCC & SATCC and THB 1,000 for non-members inclusive of food and drinks. For more information and reservations, go to chamber websites: www.bccthai.com, www.austchamthailand.com or www.amchamthailand.com.
The Thai Garden Resort in North Pattaya will celebrate Austrian National Day on Thursday October 27. H.E. Enno Drofenik the Austrian Ambassador to Thailand will be the guest of honour for the evening. All nationalities welcome. Entrance price of 399 THB per person includes an Austrian and international buffet (all drinks at normal prices) plus live music and entertainment. Reservations required. Call 038 370 614 est. 6666 or email to: [email protected].
The Pattaya Classical Guitar Festival & Competition 2016 will be held on Saturday, October 29 at the Siam Bayshore Pattaya. The festival boasts an impressive list of guest artists, luthiers and students hailing from Japan, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Germany, Indonesia and Thailand. Admission (inclusive of coffee breaks and San Miguel beer) is Baht 400 for adults and Baht 200 for students (with valid I.D.). Tickets are on sale now or can be purchased on the day of the event. For more information visit: www.thailandguitarsociety.com.
Regents International School will hold a special Halloween bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. – 2.30 p.m. Enjoy a free Halloween goody bag, raffle prizes, games, Halloween arts & crafts, costume parade, gift items, organic products and delicious food stalls. Price of admission is THB 150 for members and THB 250 for non-members. Parking is available at the school. For more details, call 038 418 777.
The 8th Fitz Club Tennis tournament will be held at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort from 28-30 October 2016. If you are a keen tennis player and would like to test your skills, then this tournament is for you. There are 2 types of entry: Singles 35+ and Mix Doubles (no age limit for mix doubles but the pairing needs to be of different genders). Everyone is welcome. For more information, visit www.royalcliff.com/tennis-tournament.
A Charitable Evening with Frank Bruno at Amari Hotel Pattaya: One of the UK’s most popular athletes, ex-boxer Frank Bruno has traded in his gloves in favour of helping others less fortunate in life. Frank is flying out for an Amari charity sports dinner on Thursday November 3, having been made aware of some needy children and others in Pattaya and in the north. Tickets priced from THB 1,900 – 5,000 are available for purchase from Brian Chapman, Tel. 087 824 7960 and Jason Holloway, Tel. 087017 6388. Note: Discounts available for booking a table of 10.
Tara Pattana School in East Pattaya is hosting a British Fair & Bonfire Night celebration on Saturday, November 5 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. There will be a combination of British and Thai food and beverages (including a fully functioning English Pub), British afternoon tea and cakes, fun games with some fantastic prizes to be won, a live band and DJ plus the evening bonfire and fireworks. Donations on the door are requested to support 2 local charities: The Royal British Legion & Pattaya Street Kids’ Support Project. For more information and directions to the school, call 089-1279079.
Tiffany’s Show Pattaya will host the Miss International Queen 2016 transgender beauty pageant on Friday, November 11 (show starts at 9 p.m.). Tickets cost THB 2,000-3,000 and can be reserved by calling Tel. no. 038 421 700 to 5 or Email to: [email protected].
The Pattaya International Fireworks Festival will be held this year on November 25-26 along Pattaya Beach Road. The festival is a pyrotechnic competition between multiple countries and also includes parades, live music and traditional dance shows. Each country gives a short snippet of their firework show on the first day, followed by a full 45-minute performance on the final day.
Amari Pattaya invites guests to celebrate Oktoberfest in Pattaya with special offers on German beers and buffet dinner at 1,500 THB net per person. Enjoy a feast of authentic German specialities, such as Schwein Spanferkel (whole pig on a spit) and the traditional Schweinshaxe (grilled pork knuckle), including a spread of Thai delights, an array of fine German brew and live entertainment. The celebration will take place in the party grounds of Amari Pattaya on Saturday, 22nd October 2016 from 19:00 to 23:00. Tickets are limited. For more information and to purchase a ticket, contact www.facebook.com/AmariOcean or call 038 418 418.
A-One The Royal Cruise Hotel has announced the opening of a new bakery and coffee bar, “Cream Café”, which is outfitted to keep the dessert seeker relaxed and comfy with an ensemble of cozy chairs and intimate spaces. Special Promotion: Every Wednesday and Sunday enjoy 50% discount on bakery food items. Located on the 1st floor, A-One The Royal Cruise Hotel, Pattaya. Open daily: 11.00-20.00 hrs. For more details, call 038 259 555 or check www.facebook.com/aonehotel.
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.
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 you to experience tasty mango desserts available at Drift, Shore and Horizon throughout October. Savor Mango Sundae Delight while swimming at Shore (THB 350 net); Mango Macaroon, Mango Rice Pudding and Mango Cheese Cake at Drift (prices start at THB 130 net) or Mango Rum Baba at Horizon (THB 450 net), which comes with a wonderful view of Pattaya Bay. For more information or reservations, call 038 253 000 or [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: Beef Wellington, Pork Chops, Chicken in red wine, and Jameson’s fish & chips, plus Cream Caramel for dessert. Available from midday to midnight. 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 Big Fish Restaurant at [email protected] Design Hotel has a nightly Seafood BBQ Buffet for THB 700 net or THB 990 net with free-flow wine from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. For reservations please call 038 930 600 or email [email protected]
The original Cowboy night @ Flames restaurant, every Monday night from 18.30–23.00 hrs, priced at only THB 1,099++ (subject to 10% service charge and 7% VAT) per person. The buffet serves a wide variety of dishes including steak, polar fresh seafood, salad, desserts buffet, ice cream and enjoy dancing shows by the best hotel entertainers Carpe Diem from 19.00–22.00 hrs. Flames restaurant is located on the beachfront of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. The restaurant opens from 18.30–23.00hrs. For reservations, call 038 714 981.
Spa Promotions/ Wedding Services
Amari Pattaya offers pre-wedding packages for your special day. Create the ultimate wedding album with a full day of photo shoots in picturesque areas, such as the lovely gardens under beautiful trees, scenic swimming pools, a suite with a beachfront view and others. There are three packages to choose from starting at 9,900 THB. Each package will get a 10% discount on food and beverages on the day of the photo shoot. For more information, call 038 418 418.
Refresh your body and mind with an “Ultimate Pampering Package” at eforea spa, Hilton Pattaya. Enjoy a choice of facial treatment, body scrub or shoulder, neck and scalp, continue with a deep and relaxing massage, complete with the blend of traditional Thai oils and finish with a herbal hot compress to improve blood circulation and relieve sore muscles. Package price THB 4,500 per person and THB 8,000 per couple for 2 hours, available every day 10am-10pm until 30th November 2016. For more information, call 038 253 000 or email [email protected].
Siamese Ceremony at Spa Cenvaree relaxes tired muscles, aching limbs, stressed nerves and jaded skin. The entire treatment lasts for 120 minutes, and includes a relaxing five-minute foot cleansing ritual, a full 60-minute deep muscle massage using aromatic oil, a steam-heated hot herbal compress for 25 minutes, an organic facial to brighten tired skin and a head massage with a hot towel compress on the neck and shoulders. Price: THB 2,595++ and available from now until the end of October at Spa Cenvaree, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. Call 038-301234 Ext 4333 for more information.
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.
Enjoy great music from Thomas Reimer, one of the most famous European Jazz guitarists, playing live Sunday – Wednesday from 6.30 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Sugar Hut restaurant on Thappraya Road, call 038 364 186 for details.
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.