Community Happenings – Friday September 6 – September 12, 2013



The annual Jesters Care 4 Kids Children’s Fair will take place from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 8 at the grounds of the Regents School.  Expect to see lots of stalls offering some fabulous goodies as well as all the usual party fun and games for kids, both young and old, and new for this year, a fabulous mobile forest park.  Stalls at the Fair are still available for rental if you have something to sell and wish to take part in this great charity fundraiser.  For those without transportation, a shuttle bus service will run from the Father Ray Foundation in Pattaya from 9.45 a.m.  For more information, go to or, or email [email protected] Donations can be made at [email protected]

A Movers & Shakers corporate networking event will be held at the Havana Bar, Holiday Inn Pattaya on Friday, Sept. 13 from 6 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.  Admission is THB 400 for all ladies & voucher-users and THB 750 for everyone else.  No reservations are needed: as tickets will be on sale at the door!  A free flow of beer & wine plus a mouthwatering range of delicious finger-snack food are all included in the price of admission (while stocks last.)  In addition, all male guests will receive a free VIP-voucher-booklet valued at THB 2,000.  For more information, go to

A joint chambers of commerce Eastern Seaboard Networking Evening will take place on Friday Sept. 13 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Cape Dara Hotel in Wongamat, north Pattaya.  Admission cost is THB 400 per person for chamber members and THB 850 for non-members and will include a free-flow of beer & wine (available while stocks last).  For more information and booking, go to or email [email protected]

The next Green Pattaya cleaning will take place on Saturday 14th September at the main Pattaya Beach.  Volunteers are invited to come along on the day and help clean up this stretch of waterfront and help improve the environment as well as the image of Pattaya.  For more information, contact Green Pattaya at [email protected] or visit Facebook www. or call Neo on 080 237 6262.

The Amari Orchid Resort Pattaya will be holding an ‘Arts for the Planet’ exhibition at G floor, Central Festival Pattaya Beach and at the ICE Bar, Amari Orchid Pattaya from 20-30 September.  More than 80 paintings will be on display for viewing pleasure and for sale.  All proceeds raised will be donated to ‘A Baht for A Better Life Project’ which provides educational opportunities for underprivileged children in Thailand.  For more information, call 038 418 418.

The Pattaya Hilton will celebrate Oktoberfest on Sept. 27-28 for two nights of authentic beer, sausages and music.  The Hilton ballroom will be transformed into a replica of Munich’s “Wiesn” Oktoberfest hall with long wooden tables and benches and booths offering Bavarian food while an Austrian band performs music, along with games and jokes.  Tickets cost 1500 baht per person and include food, water and a half-liter of beer.  Additional beers cost 220 baht each.  For more information, call 038 253 000 or email: [email protected]

A charity motorcycle ride will take place on Sunday, September 29 starting at 2 p.m. from Ducati Pattaya on Pattaya Third Road and ending at the Camillian Social Center in Rayong.  The purpose of the ride is to raise awareness amongst the motorcycling community of HIV/AIDS and most importantly to bring smiles to the faces of children who have been battling this disease all their lives.  Once at the Center, volunteers will be asked to provide a short ride on their motorcycle for a few children, up the side soi at the Center (Soi Kiri) no more than a few hundred meters each way.  Also a chocolate bar or ice-cream (ice-cream available on site) raises a smile as well.  Naturally as this Center runs entirely on donations from benevolent supporters anything else you can contribute will be very welcome.  While at the Center there will cold soft drinks provided for the riders.  All make and models of motorcycle are very welcome to join on the day.  For more information, go to

The 3rd Perfume Shop Football Tournament will take place at Planet Football on Sunday 29th September. Three age groups, nine and under, 10-11 and 12-13 are invited to register and compete for the prestigious winner’s trophy. Registration is 2,500 baht for a team of 10 and all players will receive a free soccer shirt. Proceeds will go to the Father Ray Foundation.

Rayong-Pattaya Ladies Circle in co-operation with Women With A Mission will hold a Red Carpet Charity Dinner Dance on Saturday, November 2 at the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya from 7 p.m. – midnight.  Entertainment for the evening will include an art exhibition, fashion & dance shows, photo shoots, and much more.  A champagne reception will be followed by a buffet dinner including free-flow beer, wine and soft drinks.  Tickets cost THB 2,200 and can be obtained by contacting Michelle on 082 179 1037, Kylie on 087 482 3520 or the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya Box Office at 038 428 755.


Throughout the month of September, Chef Alberto Bruni at the Acqua Italian Restaurant invites you to enjoy the unique flavours of Italy.

Italian cuisine at Acqua.Italian cuisine at Acqua.

Choose from grilled tomino cheese on Portabella mushrooms with speck ham, mascarpone and sautéed mushroom bruschetta, spaghettini with Canadian lobster and chantarelle mushrooms.  Prices start from THB 520++ (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.

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]

Traditional English draught scrumpy cider now available in two strengths at Tropical Bert’s on 2nd Road next to Soi 6/1.  Weston’s Bounds at 4.8% and Weston’s Traditional at 6% both on sale at the promotional price of 150 baht per pint or 80 per half.  Why not try the pork and cider night every Wednesday for an even better deal?  Coming soon Brains smooth bitter and Brains stout, and with a Brains quiz night every Thursday you could even get to try them free (if you win of course)!  Tropical Bert’s offers cold beer and a warm atmosphere and is the home of the Royal British Legion Thailand.  For more information, call 089 807 2335.

Refreshing passion fruit cocktails at Zulu Bar.Refreshing passion fruit cocktails at Zulu Bar.

Throughout the month of September the bartenders at Zulu Bar bring you specially blended passion fruit cocktails including passion fruit & berry, passion fruit mojito, and passion fruit martini.  Prices start at just THB 150++.  ‘Zulu’ jungle bar is located adjacent to the lobby of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, and opens daily from 5.00 p.m. – 01.00 a.m.  For more information or reservations, call 038 301 234 ext. 4283

This month The Bay Italian restaurant presents ‘Pizza Galore with Beer’ offering 5 choices of pizza toppings and free-flow beer from 1-5 p.m., with guests allowed to dine for a maximum of two hours.  Price per person is THB 599++.  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. 2270.

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.

“Seven Days, Seven Themes” available at Edge restaurant.“Seven Days, Seven Themes” available at Edge restaurant.

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 420 net; Friday and Saturday @ THB 480 net, Sunday Brunch @ THB 1200 net; Wine Buffet @ THB 800 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.  Edge restaurant is located on the 14th floor of the Hilton Hotel Pattaya.  For bookings, please dial +66 (0)38 253 000.

Linda’s Restaurant can be all things for all people.  Serving a wide selection of Norwegian dishes, there are also abundant European/international dishes, as well as a full line-up of Thai items.  The food is excellent and the portion sizes tending to be on the large side, and the prices reasonable.  The wine list is also inexpensive.  This restaurant is definitely worth visiting.  You will not be disappointed.  Linda’s Restaurant, 315/177-180 Moo 12, opposite the Jomtien Complex, Thappraya Road, Jomtien.  Open seven days from 7 a.m. until late.  Reservations: 038 252 726, 087 813 0115.  Email [email protected]

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:

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).  Thursday is Shellfish Night – as much as you can eat!  Mussels, cockles, clams and shellfish, prepared 4 different ways and served with rice or fries. THB 499 net.  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]

Afternoon tea at Drift.Afternoon tea at Drift.

Drift lounge and bar in the lobby at Hilton Hotel Pattaya is a cool, casual place to meet and relax, enjoy light meals, healthy juices, luscious cocktails and complimentary high speed wireless internet.  Afternoon Tea (ideal for sharing) from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. – THB 600 net per set, includes coffee or tea for two with a variety of sandwiches, savories, scones, pastries and sweets; Drifting Hour – Sunday to Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Buy One Get One Free: Choose from a range of rum cocktails and long drinks; Cake ‘n’ Calories from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., individual desserts, whole cakes, power bars, giant cookies and macaroons.  For bookings, please dial 038 253 000 or email: [email protected]

Have a love affair with Balinese food at the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya on Friday 6th, Saturday 7th, Friday 13th, and Saturday 14th September from 7.30pm – 10.00pm in Starz Diner.  Come and savor the authentic taste of Bali showcased by 3 chefs flying straight from the famous tropical island.  Low Keng Meng (Executive Chef), Alit Yulianto Dewa (Sous Chef) and Ida Bagus Suindra (Chef de Partie) from Hard Rock Hotel Bali will share their passion for cooking Balinese food at a live cooking station.

Expect favourites such as Rujak Buah, Ceramcam, Bebek Goreng, Ikan Bakar Jimbaran, Satay Lilit, Babi Guling and more.  Price: Friday at THB 750++ food only and THB 980++ including unlimited wine, beer, whiskey and juices; Saturday at THB 850++ food only and THB 1,080++ including unlimited drinks.  Also get a chance to win a 3-night stay with breakfast at Hard Rock Hotel Bali for two persons.  The prize will be drawn on Saturday 14 September.  For reservations, call 038 428 755-9, email: [email protected], or visit

Experience delicious Balinese cuisine this month at Starz Diner, Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya.Experience delicious Balinese cuisine this month at Starz Diner, Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya.

Whether you like them steamed or deep-fried with meat or seafood, you can enjoy a variety of dim sum items at The Peak restaurant.  ‘All You Can Eat’ Dim Sum lunch is just THB 599 ++.  The Peak also offers a whole Peking Duck lunch menu at only THB 1,499++.  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.

‘All You Can Eat’ Dim Sum at The Peak.‘All You Can Eat’ Dim Sum at The Peak.

Manhattans Restaurant & Bar: Open Monday to Saturday for dinner with fine dining in a great atmosphere.  Offering Pattaya’s best steaks, seafood and an exciting a la carte menu.  Set 3-course gourmet menu at THB 995- excl. VAT.  Resident pianist in the restaurant every night.  Call 038 259 790 for reservations and more information.

Poo Bu Maa Thod Kratiam at Flare.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: bkkhp.pattaya.horizon


Celebrate Sheraton Pattaya Resort’s anniversary at any of their fine restaurants or bars and have a chance to win complimentary night stays at beautiful Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Thailand and Asia.  Whether you are enjoying the Saturday seafood buffet in Elements restaurant or contemporary cuisine in Infiniti restaurant or even a few drinks in Latitude Lounge, you still earn a stamp for every THB 1,000 you spend.  Collect 5 stamps and turn it in to the hotel and you maybe the lucky winner.  Hotels included in the promotion are: Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, W Retreat Koh Samui, Sheraton Pattaya Resort and Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok.  The award winner will be announced on on Tuesday 1st October 2013.  For more information, call 038 259 888 or visit

Dine at Sheraton Pattaya and have the chance to win a fabulous 2 or 3 night stay at a Starwood hotel & resort.Dine at Sheraton Pattaya and have the chance to win a fabulous 2 or 3 night stay at a Starwood hotel & resort.

Holiday Inn Pattaya is offering special promotional deals for weekend getaways throughout September.  Book an ocean view room for as little as THB 3,500 net or maybe reward yourselves with a King Suite room at THB 6,490 net.  All special rates are inclusive of daily breakfast for two persons.  The special promotion prices can be booked from 5 to 8 September at booth no. P191-192, located at the 28th Thai Tiew Thai 2013 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, in Bangkok.  For more information call 038 725 555 Ext. 3515.|

Hilton Pattaya is running its annual ‘Dine And Fly’ promotion from now until November 30, 2013.  The promotion offers guests the chance to win exciting prizes while enjoying great food and beverage deals as well as the luxurious spa treatments at Hilton Pattaya.  By simply spending THB 3,000 at any of Hilton Pattaya’s restaurants, eforea spa, or on in-room dining, guests will have the chance to jet off on an unforgettable holiday for two to the Hilton Singapore, Hilton Beijing Wangfujing, Hilton Shanghai or Conrad Seoul.  Five winners will either receive return airfares with two nights’ accommodation and daily breakfast at one of the destinations, or be entitled to throw a rooftop party at Horizon on level 34 of Hilton Pattaya worth up to THB 100,000.  For more information please call +66 (0)38 253 000 or email [email protected]


Mantra Restaurant & Bar will be hosting a Mantra Latino Concert on Saturday 14th September with musical rhythms performed by the Siam Cubano 8-piece band.  A la carte dinner will be served with a supplement cover charge of THB 650++ per person.  Performance starts at 19:45 hrs.  For more information or booking, send an email to [email protected] or call 038-429591.

Snooker legends Ken Doherty & Jimmy White will play a series of exhibition pool matches in Pattaya, starting at the Kilkenny Bar on Soi LK Metro on Sunday 8th September.  The following evening, Monday the 9th, Ken and Jimmy will be playing at the Sportsman’s Pub on Beach Road Soi 13.  Both events start at 8 p.m.  For a small fee you can play a match against the snooker stars and also make a donation to the Father Ray Foundation.

Latino Groove dance nights take place every month at Havana Bar, Holiday Inn on Beach Road, North Pattaya.  Admission is free of charge and all are welcome.  For more information, call 038 725 555 or go to

Local theatrical troupe Pattaya Players present Broadway Under The Stars – their premiere all-singing, show-stopping event on Saturday, September 21, at 7:00 p.m.  A multitude of local performers will present an elegant, cabaret-style program of musical theater standards and contemporary favorites straight from the Great White Way!  Tickets are 1,600 baht inclusive of the show, a Kir Royal welcome drink, an exquisite gourmet buffet dinner and a limited-edition exclusive goody bag!  In addition, there will be a rather extensive Lucky Draw Raffle featuring a wide range of exclusive items, services and gift vouchers donated from various area businesses.  This swanky affair will take place poolside, under the stars at the beautiful Baan Souy Resort in Jomtien.  Tickets are available now and can be purchased with a credit card from their online box office at or with cash, in person at Baan Souy Resort located at Soi 15, Thappraya Road.

The Bangkok Community Theatre will be staging an interactive production of The Wizard of Oz on Friday & Saturday September 27 & 28.  Admission cost of THB 500 per person includes pre-show supper and goody bag.  Costume prizes can be won on the night and there will be a cash bar available.  Tickets are available from September 1, by calling 081-741-0703 or 087-517-2666 between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., or by emailing: [email protected]

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, and his fellow musician, French jazz singer and guitarist Jonathan Piere Bruno Ayark.  Performances of “a new jazz in town” are held every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8.30pm – 11.00pm at the hotel’s Deep Bar.  For more information and reservations, call 038 769 999 or send an email to [email protected]

Happy hours have turned on at the Pullman Pattaya Hotel G.  The Beach Bar offers the longest Happy Hour in town, from 5 pm – 7 pm, with 50% off the drinks menu prices.  Enjoy a stunning sunset with your favorite drink in hand.  Surprises are in store every Friday so don’t miss out!  For more information or reservations, contact 038 411 940-8 or email [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.

Yoga classes now available every Tuesday and Thursday at the Tea Tree Spa, 5th floor of the Holiday Inn Pattaya.  Experience the calmness and serenity of Pattaya Bay at sunset time while having a 1 hour yoga class with natural sea breezes and relaxing music.  Limited space available, please call 038 725 555 ext. 3902 for more information and reservation.

Clubs and Associations

The next Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) meeting will be on Sunday, Sept. 8.  Everyone is warmly welcome.  The presenter will be nature photographer Ian Frame giving an encore performance to his previous talk to the Club.  He will continue with a photographic journey to visit the creatures that he has discovered inhabiting the grasses and bushes of Jomtien during the past year.  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 Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) organizes regular lunches and coffee mornings on the first and third Tuesday of every month.  There is also a newcomer’s coffee meeting at Casa Pascal on Second Road on the last Monday of every month.  No reservation necessary and the coffee begins at 10:30.  For more information email [email protected], or go to the website at

Al-Anon/Al-Ateen Family Group: Is an alcoholic or addict adversely affecting your life?  Maybe we can help. Meetings are held Sunday, 12:30 p.m. at the Highlander Restaurant, Soi 9 (Soi Skaw Beach, Pattaya 2d Road), and at 10:30 a.m. at Jomtien Plaza Condotel, 4th Floor.  For more information, call John on 089 933 7227 or Katie 087 131 6072.

The Scandinavian Expat Club Pattaya meets every second Sunday from Jan 8th 2012 at the Green Tree Restaurant on Pattaya Beach Road Soi 1 from 1 p.m. onwards.  Everyone welcome.

The Pattaya Irish Society meets every Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Moonrakers in Pong.  Call John on 086 112 0988 for details.

The Rotary Club Eastern Seaboard (RCES) meets 6 p.m. every Thursday at the Siam Bayshore Resort, between Beach Road and Second Road in South Pattaya..  The meetings on 1st and 3rd Thursday in each month will include guest speakers and on the 2nd and 4th Thursday there will be a presentation on club activities. Meetings are always followed by an informal a la carte dinner in the main dining room. Everybody is welcome to join us as guests; please check the website for important dates and information or contact the Rotary Secretary at [email protected]

Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya welcomes you to their Wednesday meetings in the Rotary room, Royal Cliff Grand Hotel: Time 18.30 for 19.00. Contact Reidar Andersen (Membership) 086 842 8240.

The Rotary Club Pattaya Marina meets every Friday at 7.00 p.m. at the Pullman Pattaya Hotel G, Wongamat Beach, between Soi 16 and 18 in Naklua.  The evening meetings include a sumptuous international buffet.  For more information contact Club President Joseph Roy at [email protected]

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 Bulls & Bears (formerly Highlander) on Soi Skaw Beach. 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).

The Dutch Expats Club meets the last Thursday of every month at 6 p.m.  Feel free to see our website for the location address: New members are always welcome.

The RLC (Rayong Ladies Circle), which operates mainly in the Ban Chang and Rayong areas, is a friendly and social group of international women.  They hold a monthly coffee morning, amongst many other activities, on each second Tuesday of every month in the home of one of their members.  Everyone most welcome to join!  For more information, send an email to [email protected] or visit the website at

Fred J. Estes Post 9876 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America is a social group in Pattaya that helps American Veterans and their dependants with benefit assistance related to the Veterans Administration, Social Security and service related agencies.  There is no charge for our assistance.  Post meetings are every second Tuesday at 1300 hrs. at the Hogsbreath Saloon at 148 78/79 Sukhumvit Rd. on Soi 46-3 (formerly Soi Batman).  There are informal social gatherings every Tuesday and Wednesday from 11:30 until 14:00.  For more information contact Eric Larsen, Post Commander, tel. 038-423462, email: [email protected] or visit the website at

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.

RC Phönix Pattaya (Deutsch), meets every Tuesday from 17.45 onwards at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Pattaya Beach Road Soi 1.  Contact President Dr. Otmar Deter, Tel.: 081-898324125, Email: [email protected] or for more info go to: