Community Happenings – Friday October 17 – October 23, 2014



The next meeting of the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) will be on Sunday, October 19. Everyone is warmly welcome. The speaker will be Dr. Dulayanat, Plastic Surgery Specialist from Phyathai Sriracha Hospital. His Topic will be on minimal invasive techniques for plastic surgery. 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.

A Joint Chambers Eastern Seaboard Networking Evening will be held at the Pullman Hotel G Pattaya on Friday, Oct. 17, from 6.30 – 9.00 p.m. (last drinks served at 8.30 p.m.).  Price of admission is THB 400 for members of BCCT, AustCham, AmCham, GTCC & SATCC and THB 800 for non-members.  For more information and reservations, go to chamber websites:, or

Hard Rock Cafe Pattaya will be hosting a special Pink Night for breast cancer awareness on Saturday 18th October at 8.45 p.m. Dress in pink and join in for a fun filled night of music by Unicorn Girl featuring Mighty Queen. Free to enter but your purchase of Pink Drinks and Pinktober merchandise helps support the fight against breast cancer! For more information, call 038 426635.

Taking place on 25 October at Amari Pattaya, enjoy a fun Oktoberfest celebration with an authentic Bavarian band along with a festive buffet with German specialities such as Schwein Spanferkel – whole pig on a spit, or the traditional Schweinshaxe – grilled pork knuckle, all prepared by Executive Chef Leonard Faust. A pint of Oktoberfest bier with a complimentary souvenir mug is included with the dinner, all for only 1,400 THB net per person. The event starts at 19:00. For more information, contact Amari Pattaya on 038 418 418 or email fbreservation [email protected].

The 2014 Poppy Appeal Launch will be held at the Queen Victoria Inn on Soi 6 Pattaya on Saturday, October 25 from 6 p.m.  All proceeds from the sale of Stowford Press Cider, San Mig Light and Leo Beer will be donated to the Poppy Appeal.  Enjoy a great night of music, prize draws and Poppy awards. Raffle tickets include ‘All you can eat’ Bangers n Mash.

On Tuesday 4 November, Pullman Pattaya Hotel G in collaboration with PILC (Pattaya International Ladies Club) presents the race that stops 2 nations. Melbourne Cup 2014 – Beachside.  Turn up the ‘Fashion on the Field’ and have your glamorous hat ready because there’s more than just the race to happen!  Enjoy a welcome glass of sparkling wine, free flow soft drinks, live sushi station, canapé style party, and a lavish ice cream buffet.  The Best Dressed wins the “Fashion on the Field” prize and an exclusive photo shoot.  Tickets: THB 1,000 net for PILC members, THB 1,200 net for non-PILC members, THB 750 net additional for free flow bubbly, wine, spirits.  Raffle with fabulous prizes awaits you, including a special Grand Raffle prize! 100% of the proceeds benefit PILC charities.  Get your tickets now before they are gone!  Call 091 442 4423 or email us at [email protected].

The Rayong-Pattaya Ladies Circle will hold its 2nd annual red-carpet gala charity evening on Saturday, November 8 at the Amari Pattaya ballroom in north Pattaya.  The event will feature live music and entertainment, a silent auction, spot prizes, champagne reception, buffet dinner and a free-flow of beer and wine.  Tickets cost THB 2,800 and proceeds from the event will be donated to Women With A Mission to help with their charity work.  For more information or to reserve tickets, call Michelle on 082 179 1037 or Rosy on 092 252 9119 or Bron on 089 898 0658.

The third annual Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show will take place from 27th to 30th November at Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Jomtien, Pattaya. Over 100 exhibitors and in excess of 6,000 visitors are expected at the show this year with its expanded four-day format.  Leading luxury boat brands from around the world will be exhibiting as well as boat builders and accessories, boat services and technology, marine toys and gadgets, super bikes and cars, luxury real estate and resorts.  There will also be an International Fishing Boat Competition (29th and 30th November) and the Boat & Yacht Thailand 2014 Conference (28th November).  Other highlights include free yacht cruises, kayak and paddle boat experiences, an open-air drink and food festival with live band, jetpack flying board and radio control power boat demonstrations, games and much more.  For more information visit: www.facebook .com/oceanmarinapattaya boatshow.

Ploenchit Fair: Saturday 29 November, 10.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m. at Bangkok Patana School.

BCCT Halloween Evening: Thursday 30 October, 6.30 – 8.30 p.m. at the British Club Bangkok.

BCCT Christmas Luncheon: Friday 12 December, 11.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. at Amari Watergate Bangkok.

Loy Krathong

Loy Krathong under the stars at Elements Restaurant – Sheraton Pattaya Resort on Thursday November 6 from 6.30 p.m. – 10.30 p.m. Experience a unique Thai heritage atmosphere combined with live stations cooking up the best of Thai street food plus fun fair games for all the family, including ring-tossing and balloon darts. Prices are THB 1,900 net for an adult and THB 950 net per child under 12 (food only). A beautiful handmade Krathong will be specially provided for you to make a wish together. For more information or reservations call 038 259 888.


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 louismatahari or go through the website at:

Mata Hari’s famed Steak Diane.

The Thai Garden Resort offers nightly dining presentations with different themed buffets! Happy Hours are from 17:00 – 18:00 with most drinks at 50% discount. The “All You Can Eat Buffet” starts at 18:00 until 21:00 hours and offers a wide variety of soups, salads, bread, cold cuts, smoked salmon, choices of hot food dishes, live cooking stations and of course a home-made desserts selection. All this for just 399 baht net for adults and 199 baht net for children under 12 years old. 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.

Thai Garden Resort chef merrily cutting away at the roast pig.

Havana Bar at Holiday Inn Pattaya will be the venue for a Chilean wine tasting evening by Siam Winery on Saturday, October 18 from 6.30 pm 9 p.m. Entrance is THB 990 net person or THB 1490 net person (including 1 bottle of premium wine to take home.) For more information or reservations, call 038 725 555.

Saturday Night BBQ Buffet at The Bay Restaurant: Dine al fresco and enjoy a fantastic selection of meat and seafood BBQ items as well as international cuisine in the Saturday Night BBQ Buffet. Open from 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. at The Bay Restaurant of Dusit Thani Pattaya. Buffet price is THB 1,490++ per person (food only) – add a free flow of wine, beer, juice and soft drinks at an additional THB 599++ per person. For reservations, call 038 425 611-7 Ext 2149-50.

Royal Cliff brings you a world of chocolate wonders this October with a range of delectable chocolate offers. Indulge in chocolate goodness with a variety of options to suit any palate. Available from 1st – 31st October 2014 at Panorama – Royal Cliff Beach Hotel. For more information or reservations call 038 250 421 ext. 2007/2037 or email [email protected].

Specialty Burgers @ Flames Restaurant.

Burgers @ Flames Restaurant Centara Grand Mirage Pattaya is serving specialty burgers during October. Premier Wagyu beef is molded into a burger and accompanied by Jalapeno cheese and bacon, a grilled marinated lamb burger gets the Mediterranean treatment when served with sun-dried tomatoes and Feta cheese. For turkey lovers the burger is offered with cream cheese and topped with a fried egg. Prices start from only THB 380++ (subject to service charge & VAT). Flames Restaurant is located on the beachfront of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. The restaurant opens daily from 18:00-23:00 hrs. Call to reserve at 038 714 981.

Havana Bar & Terrazzo at Holiday Inn Pattaya offers the following on a weekly basis: Monday – signature cocktail at just THB 180 net per glass; Tuesday – enjoy all traditional and signature pizzas at only THB 279; Wednesday – ‘Ladies Night’, buy 1 get 1 free’ from 5.00 p.m. – midnight (minimum 2 people); Thursday – enjoy a selection of pasta dishes with a glass of house wine or beer at only THB 450 net/person; Friday – try various Italian cheese and cold cuts paired with selected wines for 2 hours; Saturday – enjoy one of the best Mojitos in town at THB 159 net all night; Sunday – Lucky draw, a chance to get 50% discount off your bill. For more information or reservations, call 038 725 555 or email to: info@

Surf & Turf at Elements restaurant – Sheraton Pattaya Resort: Grilled Australian tenderloin, lobster & pumpkin hash, red wine sauce: THB 950++; Sautéed snow fish, braised beef cheek & mushroom ragout: THB 600++; Wok fried Szechuan lamb with sea scallops, Thai kale & Shaoxing wine: THB 450++; Tenderloin Carpaccio & crispy oysters, horseradish aioli: THB 425++; Crispy pork belly, blue crab & apple salad: THB 425++. For more information call 038 259 888 or email: info.pattaya@

Louis Restaurant is offering a new weekly set dinner menu alongside the regular a la carte menu items. The set menu includes a choice of starters and main courses of John Dory fish fillet served with sautéed spinach and boiled potatoes (THB 490); Piccata of chicken breast topped with ham and mushrooms (THB 490); Pan fried rock lobster, fish, shrimps and scallops in a light curry sauce (THB 790) or Grilled Australian beef tenderloin topped with goose liver risotto timbale (THB 850/950). Desserts include Crepe Brulee followed by freshly brewed tea or coffee. Louis Restaurant also offers a set lunch menu for THB 250-290. Louis is located on Naklua Soi 31 or North Pattaya Road Soi 6. For reservations contact Vichai on mobile 081 001 3298 or email: [email protected].

Centara Grand Phratamnak Resort Pattaya: Ruffino Restaurant offers Monday to Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. a homemade pizza “buy 1 get 1 free” promotion and Chef Luca has created a delicious rustic 3-course set dinner perfectly paired with a carafe of red or white wine for THB 888 net per person, only available on Thursday’s from 6 to 10 p.m. At Oceana Restaurant from 6:30 to 10 p.m. daily enjoy a 4-course Royal Thai Cuisine set dinner for THB 777 net, including a glass of red or white wine. Afternoon Tea is also available daily from 3-5 p.m. at the Espresso Bar for THB 700++ per set for 2 persons, including scones and clotted cream, freshly made sandwiches, cakes, tea and coffee or try one of the 17 wines available starting at 190 baht per glass with a complimentary snack. Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya is located on Pratamnak Road, Soi 5. For more information and bookings call 038 306 337 or e-mail: [email protected].

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.

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].

Edge restaurant at Hilton Hotel Pattaya offers a Monday “Post weekend BBQ” featuring 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.

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 499 net per person. Wednesday is Ribs & Wings evening: finger licking good ribs and 6 different kinds of wings – all you can eat for THB 449 net per person. Thursday features KFC (Krazy Flying Chicken) from 18:30 to 22:00. As much as you can eat of wings, legs, breasts and whole chicken – BBQ grilled, Thai, Tex-Mex, Indian and French style, served with rice, potatoes and a salad bar: only THB 449 net (excludes beverages). 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 749 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 Pattaya, Beach Road, North Pattaya, Tel 038 418418.

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

Fresh river prawns at Flare restaurant.

Hilton Pattaya has announced its latest Fresh River Prawn promotion throughout October. There are six different ways of preparing the river prawns to choose from: spicy lemon grass soup, steamed with chilli lemon sauce, fried river prawn with curry or tamarind sauce, deep fried with garlic and pepper, baked in clay pot and charcoal-grilled in banana leaf. The Fresh River Prawn promotion is available daily from 6.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. at Flare Thai restaurant which offers quality fresh seafood matched with an extensive selection of fine wines. Priced at THB 1,200 net per portion of 1 kilogram, guests may take their pick of up to two preferred cooking methods. Price is inclusive of prevailing government taxes and service charge. For more information or reservations please call +66 (0)38 253 000 or email: sawitree.seerasa

Friday night Thai buffet at Ginger & Lime.

Ginger & Lime presents a “Friday Night Thai Buffet” showcasing a wide variety of Thai cuisine, lots of live cooking stations and includes a vegetable carving show, flower arrangement demonstration, silver jewelry hand craft stall, fun games and traditional Thai live shows every Friday night from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. Price: THB 799++ (subject to 10% service charge and 7% VAT) per person. Ginger & Lime Restaurant is located at the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. For more information and reservations, call 038 714 981.

Alaskan king crab at Mantra Restaurant.

This month, enjoy fresh Alaskan king crab at Mantra Restaurant’s famous Sunday Brunch or from the special à la carte menu set by Executive Chef Leonard Faust and the Mantra culinary team. Dishes not to be missed include the king crab tempura kakiyagi with tensuyu dip, king crab lasagna and the king crab curry to mention a few. Enjoy a range of classic wines, be it by the glass or the bottle, to accompany this crab extravaganza. For more information, contact Mantra Restaurant & Bar at 038 499 591 or email [email protected].

Oasis Restaurant has turned to Germany for motivational ingredients in October fest month: Bratwurst, Nuremberg and Burenwurst are three of the traditional sausages on offer together with a duo of sausage meatloaf recipes. Prices start at only THB 300++ (subject to service charge and VAT). Oasis Restaurant is located at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. Open daily from 06.00-23.00 hrs. Reservations please call 038 714 981.


eforea spa at Hilton Pattaya has announced its new special promotion package, “Relax, Renew and Emerge Brighter”. Guests can book the package for only THB 3,500 and receive a 90-minute meditation massage, inspired by traditional Australian Aboriginal techniques, which focuses on instilling a deep sense of mental and physical relaxation. A choice of native aromatic oils is prescribed to suit your individual needs to rejuvenate, harmonize or detoxify. For an additional THB 500 guests can enjoy a 30-minute body scrub and receive an eforea music CD, which features soothing tunes that they can relax to in their own home. For more information, call 038 253 000, email .com or visit

Tea Tree Spa at Holiday Inn Pattaya is offering a 150 minutes promotional package featuring products by Carole Franck that aid the contouring process, reduce cellulite, firm muscles and improve the body’s natural detoxification processes. Available every day at the Tea Tree Spa from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Price: THB 4,990 net per person. For more information and reservations, call 038 725 555 ext. 3902 or email: spa.reception

Spa Cenvaree at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort, Pattaya introduces a signature “Salt Pot Muscles Melter” treatment, which combines a deep tissue massage and hot salt pot compress to release tension in the shoulders and lower back muscles. Each pot contains a blend of coarse salt and medicinal herbs to provide relief to tired muscles. Therapeutic oils such as Pettigrain, Eucalyptus and Lavender penetrate deeply into muscle tissue during this therapy and help rebalance your body. Price starts at 1,995++ baht for 90 minutes. For more information or reservations, contact Spa Cenvaree on 038 301 234 ext. 4333 or email: spacenvareecmbr@

The Cliff Spa at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort Pattaya is currently offering a ‘Jet Lag Massage’ for re-balancing the body system and a treatment of rose, geranium and orange oils rub to improve circulation and boost the skin texture and radiance. Special price only 2,200 baht net for a 60-minute treatment from 1st October – 30th November 2014. For more information Tel: 038 250 421 ext. 2828/ 2628 or email: cliffspa@royalcliff. com. Cliff Spa is open daily from 10:00-22:00 hrs.

Now at Café Kantary Sriracha visitors can enjoy a happy hour, featuring savings on a host of refreshing beverages. Every Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm, every visitor who purchases a beverage will receive a free beverage of equal or less value. The offer is limited to 2 free beverages per visitor, and excludes alcoholic beverages. For more information, please contact Café Kantary, Sriracha: Tel. 0-3831-410, or visit

Indulge in luxurious honey with Breeze Spa’s two new products, the Almond Milk Honey Body Scrub and the Oat Honey Cookie Body Mask. These invigorating spa treatments are perfect to help restore the skin after a long, hot summer. With a special promotion across all Breeze Spas, guests booking any 90-minute massages will enjoy a selection of one of the treatments from the honey collection. Valid from now until 30 November 2014. Breeze Spa is located at Amari Pattaya at the north end of Beach Road. For more information or to make a reservation visit,


Renowned UK jazz saxophonist Alvin Davis will be appearing at the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya on October 17-18.  Both evenings will feature three separate performances by Alvin in different locations at the hotel and free-flow drinks and set dinner menus to accompany the show range in price from THB 450++ up to 1999++. For reservations and more information call 038 714-981 or email [email protected].

Royal Cliff Beach Resort will be hosting a “Pirates @ the Cliff” Halloween Party for families on Saturday, October 25, from 7:00-11:00 pm at Breezeo – Be Yourself Dining. The fun and games will include complimentary Halloween mocktails, pirate photo op, fun face-painting, freaky food, an exciting lucky draw, lively dance entertainment, spooky tunes and lots of special Halloween prizes. Dress to impress as great prizes will be awarded to two kids and 1 adult with the best Halloween costumes. Admission is free for all hotel guests and only 200 baht for all outside guests. Limited seating available.  For reservations call 038 250 421 Ext. 2007/2037 or email [email protected].

World famous Desford Colliery Brass Band will be performing at the Siam Bayshore hotel in Pattaya on Sunday 26th October. The concert starts at 5 p.m. and costs 500 baht (300 baht for those under 26) and seating is limited to 300 people. Tickets can be obtained from Siam Bayshore, Pattaya City Expats Club, Rotary and Pattaya International Ladies Club.

Hard Rock Cafe Pattaya presents ‘Mix Tape’ every Friday night from 9 p.m. till 2 a.m. at the Moon Deck. A roster of four guest DJs play soulful funky sounds, deep house, tech and all manners of groovy tunes laced with rock & roll. For more information and/or reservations, call 038 426635, send e-mail to [email protected] or go to

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 wan_nujan@

Come and enjoy live music at the Jazz Pit Pub. Listen to great music by Thomas Reimer, one of the most famous European Jazz guitarists, playing live on Thursday, 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. And you can also catch Thomas performing on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Sugar Hut restaurant on Thappraya Road, call 038 364 186 for details.

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.

Business & Educational Services

BCCT Sponsored E-mails – an excellent way to reach BCCT members. BCCT is delighted to offer the opportunity to publicise your products/services or activities through the BCCT email system. You may embed an advertisement, image and text, or just text into the body of a BCCT email circular. This will then be sent to BCCT members. Currently there are 2,500+ representatives of BCCT members on this email list. The standard email database has one contact for each of the 550 corporate members. For details contact Greg Watkins. E-mail: [email protected].

Chevening UK Government Scholarships: The Chevening Secretariat is accepting applications for the 2015/16 academic cycle via from now until 15 November, 2014.

Cambodia – BritCham seeks event speakers: Cambodia, with a forecasted 7% economic growth per year for the next five years, continues to be one of the fastest growing and open economies in the world. British companies are currently finding opportunities in education, construction, retail, automotive, agribusiness, tourism and financial services. The British Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia (BritCham) is offering businesses looking to the Cambodian market an opportunity to engage with its members. We host a number of business breakfast and lunches where there is an opportunity for you to speak directly to our members. Should you be interested and planning your next trip to the country, directly contact BritCham’s Executive Director, Olivia Wide E-mail: executive [email protected]