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contents 07 PATTAYA BY DAY 08 Japanese Spider Crab & Aquatic Adventures @ Underwater World Pattaya 10 Quietest Time of the Year to Visit Koh Larn @ Suntosa Resort 12 What’s On Pattaya 14 Discovering Scuba Diving on Holiday @ Pattaya Dive Centre 16 The Art of Becoming a Stunt-Man in Thailand

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18 Changing the Face of Lake Mabprachan @ The Loft Sports Pub & Grill 20 Stylish Italian Cuisine with Sea-Views @ La Costa by L’Italiano 22 Everything Under One Roof in Pattaya @ The Punch & Judy Pub 24 Classy Cuisine For Classy Prices @ Blue Olive 26 Top-Notch Cuisine and Accommodation @ Momento Beach Restaurant & Resort 27 History, Method and Benefits of Thai Massage @ Buakhao Spa & Massage 28 The Conundrum of Eating Healthy in Thailand 30 Off-plan Property Investment By Magna Carta Law Office 32 Offshore Investment Brokers 34 4 Factors that Blight Thai-Farang Relationships 36 Your Jokes

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37 PATTAYA BY NIGHT 38 Touch A-gogo 39 The Den Pattaya 40 Delicious and Affordable Daily Specials @ I-Rovers Sports Bar 41 Camera Comedy 42 Things To Do in Pattaya Where Getting Drunk is Essential 44 D Club A gogo 45 Wildcats A go go 46 Jimmy White Pool Challenge @ Endless Sports Bar 48 Bootleggers Saloon 50 World-Class Long-Term Rental Apartments @ New Nordic Resorts 52 Try Something Different this Month @ Legends Pool & Sports Bar 54 Paul King’s Easy Visa

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Living in Pattaya City is a wonderful experience, but nothing can quite match coming here on holiday with no responsibilities apart from relaxing and having a great time. Pattaya is easily one of the most carefree places you will find, but not only that… this city has pretty much anything anyone could ever need to have the time of their lives. From top-quality restaurants to nightlife that has to be experienced to be believed, at Pattaya City Uncovered, we are dedicated to bringing you’re the best the city has to offer to ensure you remember this holiday for the rest of your life. Pattaya has been a world-class holiday destination for decades. In fact, this month will see the 27th anniversary of the opening of Paul King’s Easy Visa, which over the years has become the most honest and trusted visa and legal service in Pattaya City. Who would of thought that Paul’s chirpy optimism and vast legal knowledge could have lasted 27-years in the city. We want to take this opportunity to say, ‘Happy Birthday’ to Paul King and his Easy Visa team, and we look forward to 27 more! This month we take a look at the Japanese Water Crabs you can see at first hand at Underwater World Pattaya, which is one of the most exciting marine-life and aquarium experiences in Thailand, perfect for families, couples or those who enjoy an educational experience. We also have some fantastic restaurants and sports pubs for you to visit this month that come highly-recommended such as I-Rovers Sports Bar, Punch & Judy Pub, Legends Pool & Sports Hall, The Loft, La Costa by L’Italiano, Blue Olive Restaurant and much more. From great ideas for things to see and do in the city when you are not partying or on the beach, to the most highly-recommended businesses across the board, please check out Pattaya City Uncovered this month to find out all the best Pattaya-related info for your holiday in the city. Take care, The Editor


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BY DAY Top-Notch Cuisine and Accomodation @ Momento Beach Restaurant & Resort See Page 26

IN THIS SECTION... > Japanese Spider Crab & Aquatic

> Classy Cuisine For Classy Prices

> Quietest Time of the Year to Visit

> Top-Notch Cuisine and Accommodation

> What’s On Pattaya

> History, Method and Benefits of Thai

Adventures @ Underwater World Pattaya Koh Larn @ Suntosa Resort

> Discovering Scuba Diving on Holiday @ Pattaya Dive Centre

> The Art of Becoming a Stunt-Man in Thailand

> Changing the Face of Lake Mabprachan

@ Blue Olive

@ Momento Beach Restaurant & Resort Massage @ Buakhao Spa & Massage

> The Conundrum of Eating Healthy in Thailand

> Off-plan Property Investment by Magna Carta Law Office

@ The Loft Sports Pub & Grill

> Offshore Investment Brokers

> Stylish Italian Cuisine with Sea-Views

> 4 Factors that Blight

@ La Costa by L’Italiano

Thai-Farang Relationships

> Everything Under One Roof in Pattaya

> Your Jokes

@ The Punch & Judy Pub

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Japanese Spider Crab & Aquatic Adventures @

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hen you search online to find the best and most popular attractions in the Pattaya region, especially for families or those seeking an educational experience, Underwater World Pattaya is always at the top of the list. It doesn’t matter if you are a family, couple, single person or a large group of people, there is something for everyone at this stunning purpose-built aquarium. Alongside being a great place to learn about all manner of aquatic and marine life, they have some really special creatures to focus on this month such as the breathtaking Japanese Spider Crab. Underwater World Pattaya is one of the most centrallylocated Pattaya attractions, situated right in the heart of Sukhumvit Road between Jomtien and Pattaya, near to Thepprasit Road and the Makro Supermarket. This is the best purpose-built aquarium in Central Thailand and the home to the best choice of marine life you will find. Their immense 105-meter long underwater tunnel is home to a vast choice of marine life. Here you can swim with the sharks or catch a cacophony of

stunning creatures in their natural habitat. Underwater World Pattaya offers the ultimate aquarium experience in the Pattaya and Chon Buri Region. Underwater World Focus: Japanese Spider Crab One of the most interesting and awe-inspiring creatures you can see at first hand at Underwater World Pattaya is the Japanese Spider Crab, also known by its official name as the MacrocheiraKaempferi.This unique species of giant crab usually inhabits the waters in and around Japan, and has the longest leg-span of any arthropod in the world. In fact, the leg-span of these majestic creatures can reach up to 5.5 meters from claw to claw. These amazing crabs can grow to a weight of 19 kilograms, which is second only in weight to the American Lobster in the arthropod species. The Japanese Spider Crab is known for its orange colors with white spots on its legs, and although its appearance and size can be intimidating, it has quite a gentle disposition. Make sure you come along to Underwater World Pattaya this month to check out these mesmerizing and majestic Japanese Spider Crabs.


UNDERWATER WORLD PATTAYA Address: 22/22 M.11, Sukhumvit Road, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi 20150 Phone: 038-756877-9 www.underwaterworldpattaya.com Exploring Underwater World Pattaya When you visit Underwater World Pattaya, there is so many things to see and do, and you don’t want to miss anything. Come along to sample the ‘Touch Pool’, where you can get up-close and personal with all manner of marine life that include stunning sharks, stylish stingrays, top-notch turtles, soothing starfishes and many many more verities of marine life. There are zones that include the ‘Reef Zone’, ‘Sharks and Rays’, ‘Shipwreck zones’ and even an ‘Otter Zone’. If you are a fan of marine-life and nature, or are visiting Pattaya with a family and children, you really need to visit Underwater World Pattaya to explore this world-class aquarium for one of the best experiences in the City. Pattaya Underwater World is open: 9am to 6pm daily (last admission at 5:30pm). Feeding times: Tunnel 1: Coral Reef Zone 10.30 am. & 3.00 pm. Tunnel 2: Shark & Ray Zone 11.00 am. & 4.00 pm. Tunnel 3: Giant of Siam Zone 11.30 am. & 3.30 pm. ***Subject to change Otter Tank 10.00 am and 14.30 pm How to find Pattaya Underwater World BY CAR: Take Highway 3 (Sukhumvit Road) towards Pattaya and Sattahip from the BangnaTrat Expressway or the Motorway go past Pattaya South Road and you will Tesco Lotus on the right hand side. Take the next u turn and you will arrive at Underwater World. The aquarium is located between Jomtien and Thepprasit Road, next to the Makro superstore.


QUIETEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO VISIT KOHLARN @

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ow we are moving into what are known as the ‘summer’ months of the Pattaya tourism season, this is a time of the year that can be quite peaceful and quiet. If you are already in Pattaya and want to get away for a few days or find something different or are in Bangkok and want to get away for a tropical island holiday experience for a weekend, visiting KohLarn is the perfect choice, with the Suntosa Resort offering the ultimate stay on this beautiful and picturesque holiday island in the Gulf of Thailand. KohLarn is just a 30-minute boat ride from Bali-Hai Pier in Pattaya and is only 30 THB, making it very easy to visit. Suntosa Resort is just 100 meters from Naban Pier on KohLarn, offering a stunning sea-view resort that sits on the water’s edge, showcasing amazing views out over the Gulf of Thailand.

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Staying at the Resort Perfect for couples, singles or families alike, Suntosa offers a charming yet stylish stay on the island, right in the heart of the action on KohLarn. Basking in a beautiful sea-view location, the resort comes with 11 modern rooms, and lots of facilities such as an onsite restaurant and a seaview terrace. 8 of the rooms are Superior Rooms, 2 are Sea-View, and there is even a family suite with for those with children. The rooms all have double beds, mini-bars, air-conditioning, ensuite bathrooms and safes. Make sure you sample the resort’s tasty and affordable cuisine, both Thai and Western, from the comfort of the sea-view terrace, and if you fancy something that is not on the menu, the resort will order from nearby eateries and have it delivered directly to Suntosa. Experience the most stunning paradise atmosphere in this part of the world at Suntosa. The recently renovate sun-terrace at Suntosa is the


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perfect place to sit back and absorb the stunning vistas and tropical brilliance of KohLarn. Things to do in KohLarn The KohLarn holiday scene is mostly centered around its beautiful bays and beaches, with crystal clear waters, the likes of which you don’t see on the Pattaya mainland. It’s like you were catapulted to the South of Thailand or some other equally exotic setting. There are 6 main beaches on the island, all of which can be easily found via a tuk-tuk or motorbike taxi. You could rent your own motorbike or bicycle and explore the island at your own time and pace. Whether you are near to the pier or at one of the beaches such as Na Muang, you can easily purchase snorkeling equipment. Other water sport activities on the island include jet-skiing and paragliding. KohLarn really is a beautiful place to spend a few days away from Pattaya City, offering a tranquil and peaceful atmosphere with some of the finest beaches in the region. Make sure you book a room at Suntosa Resort today to experience something completely different from the Pattaya norm.

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Koh Larn, Pattaya, Chonburi Email: Suntosa1001@hotmail.com Phone: 038-434-002, 090-3922-037 Website: www.suntosaresort.com or www.suntosaresort.expub.com PattayaCityUncovered.com

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Discovering Scuba Diving on Holiday @ Pattaya Dive Centre

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attaya is one of Asia’s most popular tourist destinations with lots of things to see and do, day or night. Although the city is famous for its nightlife, the dive and scuba scene in Pattaya is excellent, but with so many dive agents and shops plying their business in the city, it can be a potential minefield to find the best and the most reliable and trusted. This is where Pattaya Dive Centre located between Soi 10 and 11 on Pattaya Beach Road comes into its own. Although this time of the year can be quite rainy, that doesn’t stop you going scuba diving, so make sure you don’t miss out this month. With almost 30-years’ experience training divers and exploring the Gulf of Thailand, Pattaya Dive Centre is the place you visit to get PADI certificates, entry-level

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courses, dive excursions and friendly local knowledge. When seeking out the best dive locations and local knowledge, you need to align yourself with the most reputable dive centre on the Eastern Seaboard. Discover Scuba and Entry-Level Courses Sometimes in life we need a bit of a push or some inspiration to do something new. Did you ever want to try scuba diving but never had the opportunity? Not only is discovering scuba diving with Pattaya Dive Centre a great way to learn something new, but it’s also fun and easy. It doesn’t matter if you are looking to enjoy a single day of scuba diving or you are seeking a PADI lifetime certificate, as Pattaya Dive Centre cater for all tastes and requirements.


Talking of PADI, if you are looking to get some PADI certificates, you could try out the PADI Open Water Diver Course, which is a 3-4-day program that trains you to be able to dive independently. The Open Water Diver course is a great way to start out. If you don’t have a few days available, you could get certified as a PADI scuba diver in just 2 days. Whether you are seeking entry-level courses or something more in-depth, Pattaya Dive Centre is the only place to visit in the city. Daytrip Tours

away for a couple of days as Pattaya is only 2 hours from the metropolis. Take a dive trip out to the beautiful Samae San Islands. From snorkeling trips to nearby Pattaya islands, wreck diving, night dives and dive trips out to the Samae San Islands, go down to their shop and book yourself on one of their boat trips, starting from as little as 1,500 THB per person. You won’t believe how affordable diving in Pattaya can be. Utilizing the services and expertise of the most trusted and reliable dive centre in the city is important, especially in terms of safety. When seeking out diving options in Pattaya, only settle for the best with Pattaya Dive Centre.

Pattaya Dive Centre offer the best selection of dive trips in and around the Gulf of Thailand, and it doesn’t matter even if you are in Bangkok and want to get

PATTAYA DIVE CENTRE

Between Soi 10 and 11, Pattaya Beach Road Phone: +66 38 422 133 Email: info@pattayadive.com Website: www.divecentrepattaya.com Facebook: Pattaya Dive Centre PattayaCityUncovered.com

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The Art of Becoming a

STUN ¡MAN in Thailand

Imagine jumping out of a car that is moving at breakneck speed, or leaping from building to building on top of a high-rise block, or being set on fire and attacked by a pack of wild alligators while wrestling bikini-clad Valkyries on acid. It sounds like a normal night out in Pattaya, but for some people it can be a way of life. The life of a stunt-man is an underappreciated profession, as the leading man or woman takes all the credit, money and awards while the stunt-man pretty much takes all the hits and remains unknown and wakes up with a crowd of people around them with fire extinguishers on a daily basis.

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here are many jobs already available in Thailand for those who want to live here, but they are mostly run-ofthe-mill jobs such as English teaching or real estate sales, and although they bring their own stresses and excitements, they can’t quite match being catapulted through the air in the middle of an action movie sequence. So, is it possible to become a stunt-man in Thailand? What do you need to be a stunt-man? You need to find that fine line between bravery and stupidity. If you are a fan of high-octane and extreme adventures, or have a high-threshold for pain and danger, becoming a stunt-man will help you harness these unique talents. If you are scared of heights, creepy crawlies, fire, speed or explosions, this is not the life for you. A stunt-man, or woman, needs balls of steel. Not literally

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of course, but courage and fearlessness are the key components needed to succeed at becoming a stuntman. The other things you will need are job offers and opportunities, which can be more difficult than parascending


down the Eifel tower while being pursued by hired goons with bad English accents. How can I become a Stunt-man in Thailand? It would be highly recommended that you receive the adequate training before you start launching yourself off moving trains. But hey!!! What do I know? Going into job interviews juggling with two chainsaws won’t get you anything other than a round of applause or selfmutilation, which might be a great viral video on YouTube or Facebook, but won’t really get you a job. If you want to do this, give yourself the best opportunity. Depending on which country you come from, you can start by enrolling on stunt-courses. These training courses are generally run by ex-stuntmen and military types that will show you the correct procedures for falling from great heights and how to land so you don’t paralyze yourself. These courses can be anything from 3-days to a few months, but if you are serious about becoming a stuntman, this kind of training is essential, not only so you can get a job, but also so you don’t kill yourself. This is not a job to blag your way through an interview and bullshit on your resume. You really need to know what you are doing. Are there Stunt Jobs available in Thailand? This might surprise you, but Thailand is a popular destination for movie companies making a film. Some really famous movies were predominantly filmed in Thailand such as The Beach, American Gangster, the Rambo remake, Around The World in 80 Days, Bridgette Jones, The Hangover Part II and many more. Almost 30 local movies are shot in Thailand every year, alongside several international movies from Hollywood, Bollywood and many more. Although stunt-work in Thailand in relatively low-paid at approximately $30 to $200 dollars a day, if this is the path you want to take in life, you can contact the vast plethora of movie and acting agencies, most of which are located in Bangkok, that source the talent and extras for movies. Just remember that you need to get a quality health plan because many of the major movie companies in Thailand do not cover hospital costs.

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CHANGING THE FACE OF LAKE MABPRACHAN @

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lthough Pattaya is great place to live or holiday, the demographics of the city are changing and the options are becoming plentiful. Whether you are here on holiday or want to get out of the city for an afternoon or fancy a more peaceful Pattaya vacation, a trip over to the Lake Mabprachan area is a must. Lake Mabprachan is located in the East Pattaya area and home to some stunning restaurants such as The Loft Sports Pub & Grill, who are changing the face of ‘the lake’. Sat in a stunning lakeside location beside Lake Mabprachan, The Loft Sports Pub & Grill is the ultimate place for top-notch Western food, to sample a great choice of beersor to catch all the biggest and best live sporting events from around the globe in a true sports pub atmosphere. Situated directly above the Indian Roots restaurant, The Loft is a modern sports bar with an air-conditioned interior. With several flat-screen TVs showcasing all sporting events such as English Premier League football, boxing, UFC, golf, tennis and more, all in English speaking commentary, The Loft is a great place to get away for a few hours of fun. Top Notch Western Food One of the best aspects of The Loft is their quality Western food menu. Coming equipped with a great choice of delicious English breakfasts, sumptuous and affordable daily specials, and quality snack food, The Loft is not only a great place for food if you live near Mabprachan, but also for those who want to take a journey outside the city for a couple of hours. Although there is currently a new menu in the works, take advantage of their already-popular dishes that include wholesome home-style food such as pasta dishes, sandwiches, lasagna, lots of main courses

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and burgers. Come along to sample their stunning traditional Sunday roasts every Sunday, with a choice of chicken, beef, lamb and pork, coming with all the trimmings. New Shuttle Bus for East Pattaya If you live in East Pattaya and want to come to The Loft but either don’t have transport or want to have a few beers and don’t want to break the drink-driving laws, which are being implemented more and more around the East Pattaya area, The Loft has a brand-new FREE shuttle bus that will come to anywhere in East Pattaya, pick you up and bring you to The Loft. They will also take you back home afterwards as well. How’s that for service!

THE LOFT RESORT – SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! The BRAND-NEW Loft Resort will be officially launched in June and is located at Lake Mabprachan just around the corner from the pub. Formally known as Shenanigans, The Loft Resort has been renovated and offers a refurbished bar area, poolside rooms for as little as 800 THB per night and an onsite restaurant. Alan O’Neill,The former owner of the popular East Pattaya restaurant, O’Neills, has just been confirmed as the new head chef/manager of The Loft Resort, which will take the quality of the food to the next level. Please keep in touch with their Facebook page for more details of the launch.

The Loft Resort Phone: 093 212 9969 Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheLoftResortPattaya


The Loft Sports Pub & Grill Location: Situated above Indian Roots restaurant on Lake Mabprachan. Phone: 093 212 9969 Opening Hours: 9am to Midnight Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/TheLoftPubPattaya Website: theloftpubpattaya.com

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Stylish Italian Cuisine with Sea-Views @

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hen it comes to cuisine, no-one does it quite like the Italians. The Italians have always had a firm grip on the world’s culture. Whether it was the Roman Empire, fashion, football or art, Italy is an epicenter for everything creative. Perhaps their biggest export is their stunning cuisine. Hearty, filling, tasty and exquisite, Italian food is extremely desirable. When you seek the best Italian cuisine experience in Pattaya, La Costa by L’Italiano is currently making big waves for its quality. La Costa sits in the picture-perfect location directly on Pattaya Beach Road Soi 12, next to Mike’s Shopping Mall, perfect for not only people watching, but also for sampling a special meal with the sea-views at Pattaya Beach just over the road.

Those of you who know the Pattaya dining scene will already realize that La Costa is the rebirth and rebrand of one of the best Italian restaurants to ever grace the city, L’Italiano, which was located on Walking Street and revered for its quality. La Costa is the new and evolved version of L’Italiano, so you already know the levels of excellence. Top-Notch Italian Cuisine La Costa is located on Pattaya Beach Road at the Empress Hotel on Soi 12, with an air-conditioned dining area and a beautiful terrace where you can sit, sample one of the restaurant’s sublime Italian coffees in the daytime or evening and enjoy the sea-views while absorbing the exciting hustle and bustle that is Pattaya Beach Road. This is the ultimate people-watching spot.


La Costa merges a stunning selection of classic Italian cuisine with a choice of modern dishes, alongside authentic Italian pizzas, stunning seafood dishes, classy pasta dishes from the four corners of Italy and even imported steaks and other Western favorites. Taste some of the best wines out of Italy to compliment your meal. Come along to sample their new and tasty seafood specials, cooked in either a Thai or Italian style, depending on your taste. Not only is La Costa an aficionado for Italian cuisine but also for fine wines and imported Italian coffees, which are simply delicious. Come along to sample their amazing choice of over 100 wines from the best wine-making regions in the world such as France, Italy, Australia and many more. There is a wine to compliment every meal at La Costa. The restaurant’s owner is a true wine

connoisseur, so please make sure you ask for his advice on wine pairings for your meal to get the best from this cool dining experience. Whether you seek a tasty day-time meal or a stunning evening dining experience, the eatery is open from 11am to 11pm, but if there are still customers after 11pm, they will stay open until everyone served and happy. For the best selection of Italian Cuisine in Pattaya, La Costa by L’Italiano is the perfect choice. La Costa by L’Italiano Address info: Pattaya Beach Road Soi 12, located in the Empress Hotel, next to Mike’s Shopping Mall. Phone: 081 723 8607 Facebook: LitalianoPattaya Website: www.ristoranteitalianopattaya.com


EVERYTHING UNDER ONE ROOF IN PATTAYA @ THE PUNCH & JUDY PUB

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t doesn’t matter what nationality you are, as there is something for everyone in Pattaya City. It is that kind of special place that appeals to all. One of the largest contingents of any nation in Pattaya City is the British. There are not many places in the world the British haven’t penetrated at one time or another, and Pattaya City is no different. There are vast British communities in Pattaya, but when we want an authentic British pub or dining experience, one of the first names that tumbles from our mouths is The Punch & Judy Pub. It doesn’t matter what time of the year, if you are in Pattaya City and need your British food fix, nowhere does it better than the aptly-named Punch & Judy Pub. Located on Soi 8 on Thepprasit Road, in between Pattaya and Jomtien, Punch enjoys a dark wooden authentic British pub-style interior, while offering a great selection of draught beers and a food menu that offers affordable yet gut-busting British and Western food specialties, alongside amazing value-formoney daily specials. 22

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British Food Cooked to Perfection British cuisine offers some of the homeliest and comfort food dishes in the world. When we want the best British food in Pattaya, we go to Punch & Judy. It’s as simple as that! Come along to sample special British favorites such as Bangers N Mash, Fish N Chips on Fridays, gut-busting English breakfasts for affordable prices, and Traditional Sunday Roasts with a choice of chicken, beef, pork or lamb, with all the trimmings, every Sunday. If you are a fan of English-style Indian Curries, make sure you come over to Punch & Judy on Saturdays for their Indian Curry specials. Whether you are seeking a snack, sandwich, main course meal or a breakfast to set you up for the day, The Punch & Judy menu is simply spectacular both in terms of quality and price. Top-Notch Beers on Tap You will find a wide choice of draught and bottled beers at Punch that will compliment any meal. One of the most popular at the moment is their Peroni draught, available


all day and night for only 170 THB per pint. Come along any day of the week to take advantage of their Happy Hour from Midday – 19:00 where you can sample a bottled beer for only 65 THB.

Live Sport at Punch When you are on holiday, it can be important to find a bar that offers a sports pub atmosphere where you can catch all the best live sporting events from around the world in full, English-speaking commentary. The Punch is that perfect sports pub you have been searching for, with several flat-screen TVs and satellite coverage that showcases all the best sporting events in June. From UFC and boxing, to tennis, golf, football, Aussie sports and much more, when you need your sport fix in Pattaya, get down to Punch in June. Amazing Value for Money Accommodation Punch & Judy really does have everything under one roof. Alongside the amazing choice of food, drink and live sport, Punch & Judy also has some of the most affordable accommodation choices in the city, directly above the pub. These extremely clean and comfortable rooms have a great location just a 5-minute drive from Jomtien Beach, coming equipped with mod-cons that include double beds, minibars, bathrooms, televisions, air-con and much more, all for affordable day and monthly rates. Please contact Punch directly for more info.

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Golden Triangle s 120 B Garlic Bread Explosion 140 B Posh Cheese on Toast 140 B Jalapeno Poppers 160 B Punch & Judy Pub Address: 62/191 Soi 8 moo 10, Nongprue Banglamung, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand Phone: +66 38 413 255 or +66 8 4870 3846 (Rob’s Mobile) Website: http://punchandjudy.co.th www.facebook.com/ThePunchJudyPub


Classy Cuisine For Classy Prices

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ne of the things that makes being in Pattaya amazing is that you have so many dining choices. You can find cuisine styles from the four corners of the globe on offer in Pattaya City, but that doesn’t mean that every eatery is lined with gold and delicious goodness. When we, expats living in Pattaya, want a guaranteed night of gastronomic pleasures, all for a price we can afford, we opt to dine out at the Blue Olive Restaurant, which merges quality, high services standards, top-notch ingredients value-for-money. Blue Olive Restaurant is situated on Soi 8 of Thepprasit road directly between Jomtien and Pattaya, serving some of the best value international cuisine you will find and is one of the most talked about restaurants in the city with a real buzz about it. Make sure you find out why everyone is talking about Blue Olive by sampling their fantastic food this month.

The restaurant has long been known for its quality menu, filled to the brim with not only Mediterraneaninfluenced dishes, but also a stunning selection of quality Western dishes with imported ingrediants, and a great choice of local Thai and fusion food delicacies. When you want a night of dining excellence, we highly-recommend you get over to Blue Olive. Stylish and Modern Menu Whether you are seeking out classy Mediterranean inspired dishes or local Thai specialties, you will be in your element at this modern yet classy eatery. Blue Olive is rapidly becoming the place to be for the finest choice of imported steaks in the city, imported from regions such Canada and Australia, culminating in a quality meal.


There is something for everyone at Blue Olive, coming equipped with a fascinating selection of Mediterranean/Asian fusion dishes, combining the best elements from two of the most culturally rich regions in the world to create something that wows your palate. Make sure you don’t miss out on their tasty pasta dishes or other popular such as their Italian Starter platter and the amazingly affordable and delicious Lamb Shank.

sure you get over to Blue Olive this month to sample the best flavors in the city.

Blue Olive merges top notch food in a friendly yet stylish interior that creates a comfortable dining experience. The staff have been trained in the ways of European standards and they are constantly improving on the overall service standards.The restaurant’s most popular Mediterranean dishes are still on the menu, alongside a breathtaking selection of Thai-fusion dishes that you simply must try. Blue Olive is open each day from Midday to 10pm, so whether you are seeking a stunning evening meal or even a spot of lunch, this is the perfect place to visit. There are some affordable yet delicious daily specials on the menu each day, perfect for those of you who live and work in the city and fancy and affordable lunch. Operating to very high standards, Blue Olive Restaurant balances a modern yet classy dining experience with topnotch service stndards and a delicious choice of Western and Thai food, all within a welcoming and friendly setting, Make

Blue Olive Restaurant

62/147 Moo 12 Theprasit Soi 8 Pattaya, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi, Thailand 20150 Phone: 038-416-285 Email: kim@akatraders.com Facebook: Blueolivenew


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he best part about holidaying in Pattaya is the city can be such a hub of activity with so many things to choose from. If you do your research, there are some real hidden gems in the city to take advantage of, with one of the most interesting and intriguing being Momento Beach Restaurant and Resort, which is located in its own private grounds just off Soi 8 of Thepprasit Road and merging stylish accommodation and a restaurant with world-class cuisine. The restaurant offers both a stylish and elegant indoor space and a cool and chic outdoor dining area sat next to the resort’s stunning swimming pool. Open from 9am to 11pm (10am at weekends), come along to sample the stunning Momento cuisine, offering delicious continental breakfasts to start the day, a sumptuous a la carte menu and weekly specials that are amazing value for money. The French-inspired cuisine at Momento really is worth a try, and with a high-quality Thai food menu, you can bring along your Thai partner and friends. Come and sample a tasty choice of burgers, imported steaks, spicy sausages and even a much sought-after l’ escargot. One of the most popular and aesthetically pleasing dishes on the menu is their giantsized kebab skewers that offer 400g of chicken, beef or pork.

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Staying at Momento Resort The resort comes equipped with a cool choice of 27 apartment/hotel rooms and poolside bungalows. The bungalows are made from wood and offer a truly Thai experience that creates an authentic feel, all for affordable day rates. The hotel-style rooms all have balconies, minibars, televisions, bathrooms, double beds, air-conditioning and access to Wi-Fi internet. The great part about the resort’s location is that it’s directly between Pattaya and Jomtien, ideally central, but also offering a peaceful getaway.

MOMENTO BEACH RESTAURANT & RESORT Mobile: 09 27 21 76 60 Telephone: 038-422-114 E-mail: momento.resort@gmail.com Address: 143/117 Moo 12, Soi Daeng-Dum, Thepprasit Road Soi 8


HISTORY, METHOD AND BENEFITS OF THAI MASSAGE @ BUAKHAO SPA & MASSAGE

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hen going by Thailand on a holiday, would you avoid an extraordinary chance to encounter a massage from one of the world’s best known styles? Consider unwinding, laying back and getting a full charge out of a massage. Since the blast in Thai tourism in the 1980’s Thai massage notoriety has developed universally. It is presently prevalent around the globe and is one of the principle knead methods honed all inclusive. Conventional Thai massage is one of the 5 branches of customary Thai pharmaceutical. It is similar manner as Indian and Chinese massage techniques; they all use the idea of vitality lines in the body - Sen Lines - and opening them up to vitality streams. This varies from other massage procedures which concentrate more on the musculature of the body. History The historical backdrop of customary Thai massage backpedals a few centuries. Its commencement alongside Thai prescription is credited to the incredible doctor Shivago Komarpaj who lived over 2500 years prior. Sadly, the ceaseless composed record of the historical backdrop of Thai massage was destroyed in 1767. The works where lost amid the Burmese assault on the regal capital in Ayutthaya. Those records that survived have been interpreted to stone tablets, and are presently securely kept at SalaMohNuat, the sanctuary of the leaning back Buddha (Wat Po) in Bangkok. Verifiably, the Traditional Thai massage draws its impacts from the antiquated mending techniques honed in Asia. Today there are two fundamental variations of the conventional mending knead, the advanced Thai massage, and another more antiquated frame which is significantly more typical today in northern India and Nepal. Method Thai massage varies fundamentally in the way it is conveyed from other massage procedures. Right off the bat, the beneficiary of the massage is not stripped down to exposed skin. The beneficiary will wear agreeable baggy garments, and lays on a solid sleeping cushion or the floor. Because of the nearness of pieces of clothing, Thai massage does not utilize any oils or creams since despite the fact that there is consistent contact kept up between the masseuse and the beneficiary, there is small rubbing. Rather the masseuse will subject the beneficiary to different yoga-like stances, and numerous static and musical weights. A Thai massage will take after a general musicality and rhythm, with the masseuse taking after the significant Sen Lines on the beneficiary’s body. Regularly the masseuse will utilize their legs and feet to help position the appendages of the beneficiary,

in different cases the masseuse will utilize their arms to settle the body while the feet play out the massage. Throughout opening up the Sen Lines the masseuse may select to focus on fingers, toes, and ears. They may even break knuckles and stroll on the beneficiary’s back so as to empower the Sen Line. The procedure of a massage is moderately institutionalized and an accomplished masseuse will change the cadence and force of the massage to fit the capacity and solace of the beneficiary. Benefits There are many advantages that have been credited to the conventional Thai massage throughout the years, and today there are many affirmed advantages of a Thai massage. With consistent massages the beneficiary will see perpetual expanded adaptability and extent of development. After one session this will enhance, in spite of the fact that it will decrease however with rehashed sessions the additions will in the long run end up noticeably perpetual. The massage gives help from weariness, torment in the joints, and even cerebral pains. These can be halfway credited to the way that the massage enhances general course of the blood, and invigorates the seepage of the lymphatic framework. Thai massage likewise help set up a profound feeling of unwinding, with a general quieting impact on the focal sensory system. Both help from profound enthusiastic trouble and an observable increment in general vitality levels are likewise credited advantages of the customary Thai massage.

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Not everyone is a bona-fide carnivore. I know, it’s true, not everyone is a blood-thirsty primordial meatlover. Apparently, eating red meat is not very good for you, especially for your bowels. And it’s definitely not good for the animals. But if god didn’t want us to eat animals, why did he make them meat flavored? God moves in mysterious ways. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a vegetarian or vegan to eat healthy. All you have to do is exercise control and discipline with your eating habits. 28

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here is a new health conscious ethos sweeping the globe, which is the exact reason why glutinous fast-food outlets such as McDonalds are really struggling with their profit margins across the world.

You would think it would be easy to eat healthy in Thailand, but I myself, struggle to find food that is not fried. I have been told numerous times that Thai food is healthy, but let’s be honest, how many of their dishes are not flash or deep fried? Not many. Rice in itself is very glutinous and stodgy, and is never the ideal staple to base your life around whether steamed or not! Thai food is phenomenally tasty, yes…. but healthy, no! All manner of sugar and artificial flavorings such as Monosodium Gluconate (MSG) are routinely found in the most famous and most eaten Thai dishes. We look at Thai people and see small frames and thin bodies and naturally assume that their diet of Thai food is the reason for this. It is probably more down to the fact that Thai people eat little portions but often throughout the day, which is perfect for your digestive system and could contribute to the low levels of obesity we see in Thailand. With Thai food not being as healthy as we once thought, this can create a real dilemma for those who want to eat healthy on holiday, or more importantly for those expats who live here and want to consume healthy food on a daily basis. The problem with most holiday destinations is that there is so much temptation on offer, but with that temptation is a lot of choice, especially in the more touristy destinations such as Pattaya, Phuket, Bangkok, KohSamui and Chiang Mai. If you are a westerner in the more rural areas, you might find it difficult to track down healthy food options. However, the beauty of being in a tropical climate is the sheer amount of amazing fruits on offer. Almost every restaurant in Pattaya serves stunning fruit shakes, which is the healthiest way to start your day. Take a trip to a local supermarket or a fruit-selling vendor where you will find all manner of mangoes, coconuts and local fruits. If you absolutely have to eat healthy in the evening, we would highly recommend some of Pattaya’s most popular seafood restaurant, mainly found in Naklua, Pattaya Beach Road, Walking Street, Jomtien Beach Road and even over at Bangsaray. Seafood is some of the healthiest food in the world, and is the perfect healthy substitute for red meat. Many varieties of fish are available, such as grouper, snapper and more, coming in a wide variety of steamed dishes with sweet and sour sauces or plum sauces. You might well find some restaurants that offer health-conscious food dishes, but unfortunately, they are few and far between in Thailand, but not impossible to find. PattayaCityUncovered.com

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OFF-PLAN PROPERTY INVESTMENT

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ff-plan” purchase is the purchase of a property which has not been built yet or that does not actually exist or is currently under construction at the time the contract is signed, and the decision to buy is made with only the location and proposed building plans are available for assessment.

BENEFITS IN BUYING OFF-PLAN PROPERTIES Buying off-the-plan is one of the easiest ways to acquire a property. Most property developers offer very attractive payment terms allowing you to pay a small deposit which may be settled in several flexible terms and the balance of the purchase price does not need to be paid until the property has been built, which provide buyers with time to plan their finances. Buyers who purchases in the early phase of a development can have the opportunity to choose the best units which, in time, offer highest capital appreciation, and will also generate the greatest rental incomes. Generally, the prices of off-plan properties are usually very competitive and can be locked at the market price as of the contract date. Properties appreciate in value between the period of buying off the plan to the date the project is completed. Properties purchased closer to completion will be more expensive than those purchased early because as the demand rises and more units are sold, the prices of all the remaining units also increases. RISKS INVOLVED IN BUYING OFF-PLAN PROPERTIES • Buying a property that you cannot physically see or inspect is already a significant risk. This means that when signing the contract, the buyers need to rely only on floor plans and images so the buyer does not exactly know the quality and how the property will look when the construction is finished. • One of the biggest risks in buying off-plan properties are project delays. Or in a worst-case scenario, the developer

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goes bankrupt before completion so there would be a possibility that the project and contract could be cancelled. Some property developers do not have their own funds but instead sources fund from the buyers and other financial institutions. Sometimes a developer may not have received preapproval. The design or dimensions of the property may change to achieve EIA and committee approval. It is possible that after the property has been constructed, the valuation of the property may be worth less than what you paid for.

AVOIDING OR MINIMIZING THE RISKS Investors are advised to take extra precaution before finalizing any transactions. Due Diligence is a useful tool for estimating the status of a prospective project and the developer which significantly helps to reduce the risks involved in buying a property that has not been built yet. Legal advice must be obtained before signing any document or paying any money. The need for thorough detailed due diligence is recommended to begin prior to the signing of a binding contract. It is recommended that you have a lawyer in Thailand to review the contract drafted by the seller to ensure it is prepared with proper terms and conditions that meets the standard terms as required by relevant laws and confirm that the contract does not contain terms of any hidden cost and drawbacks. It is essential to be aware of any pending or potential legal action involving the property and to make sure that the developer has all of the required permits and legal documentations for a project that is not yet built. The necessary title and background investigations provide the initial basis to confirm any safe purchase and ensure that both parties deal with each other in a fairly manner. The failure to conduct the necessary safeguard usually results in terrible consequences such as serious financial and legal distress on the part of the buyer.


is greatest “ Volatility at turning points, diminishing as a new trend becomes established ” (George Soros)

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ay is now over and summer in the Northern Hemisphere is well on its way. So looking back at the merry month of may, was it merry for you...

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And on the currencies, the USD got a little back against GBP & AUD but remained down for the year overall

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However there is no way to hide from the volatile market that is currency. The simple solution is to have exposure in all the major currencies. Buying global players who derive income from all over the world such as the company’s mentioned above lessens your currency risk. I have had my fears over the Euro, and whilst in the longer term I still fear for the currency as it is so politically exposed by definition, the ship does appear to have steadied with far right anti union leaders such as Marine Le Pen and Gert Wilders not gaining the power that was a possibility. Germany despite the Syrian refuges crisis as reported last month is experiencing some of its lowest unemployment rates for many years and all seems quiet on Italian Banks and Greek debt....I recommended all my Euro clients to sell some prior to the French election, why risk the potential losses a la Sterling and Brexit which can be so damaging. Ok it didn’t happen, perhaps the Euro is a buy for some Sterling right now.

So whilst our holiday in Spain may have cost a few more quid, our portfolios will have reaped the rewards.

If your portfolios have this global approach you are doing what you can to deal with the volatile issue that currencies create. The threat of currency losses can be balanced by the opportunity in markets, as mentioned above. It’s a tough game to get it right, as I will say over and over again no one person in this i word has a crytsal ball which can see the future, so we use what we know to our advantage. An example of this would be that now I am more confident on the Euro, I am less bullish on luxury goods, a market often driven by the Chinese / Asian consumer who may now have to pay more for their Louis Vuitton handbag or Cartier watch if indeed the Euro does strengthen.

The UK election is just around the corner and while we have a strong favourite in Theresa May, the polls are suggesting that Labour may do considerably better than initially thought. If that is the case we can expect to see the pound lose a little more value.

The last year has certainly shown us more that ever that we must expect the unexpected, it’s a tricky balance between that and expecting the expected, moderate governments in France, Chelsea as Premiership champions etc... so let us help ...

We are nearly one year on from the shock of the Brexit vote. From a market perspective and especially us who have most of our assets in sterling, the biggest impact was the loss our currency’s value. That said the positive was a FTSE rally due to the foreign income streams bolstering these companies’ balance sheets.

A fund manager I was speaking to recently suggested that two years from now, sterling will be back at around its true value, in his opinion $1.50, but before that he thinks we could see a dip as low as $1.10. This illustrates the volatility of the currency markets and why you must hedge yourself. Regular readers know that I do not play the prediction game, it is a futile exercise, nor do I speculate on political outcomes. One of the reasons I shy away from oil is that politics and unknowns can cause fluctuations to its price I. Yes stock markets are volatile but wars in the Middle East, a US President being impeached and the rise of a left wing Britain do not stop people buying Iphones, (Apple – core stock) Dove 32

Shampoo (Unilver – core stock) or enjoying a pint of Guinness (Diageo – core stock).

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There is no real guide to relationships. Oh, wait a minute, there are millions of relationship guides in bookstores across the world, a multitude of advice columns and relationship advice television programs, so much so that you would think that relationship problems should already be a thing of the past.It seems there is always someone who knows how to help you fix your relationship problems. It can be difficult to co-exist with a partner from the same country as you for a long period, so pairing up with someone who is from a different culture with a different way of thinking and philosophy really can open up a can of worms.

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f I had 50 satang for every time I heard a Western man/ woman complain about the strained relations with their Thai partner, I would not only be a few billion behind the Rothschilds, but be so rich that my Thai wife would never question anything I ever thought ever again. Then there would be no relationship problems at all.

Mind Your Language The differences between Thais and Westerners can be vast. The differences in languages alone are sometimes enough to capsize an already sinking ship. The amount of times I have fallen out with my wife because she has misinterpreted my words to mean something completely different is stunning. Not jumping the gun into an all-out war due to

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miscommunication is important. If she is saying something to you that you think is crazy, maybe you are just reading the interpretation of the conversation wrong. Make sure you know exactly what each other means before you hit the nuclear warhead button. Thai Marriages Can be About Status Marrying up in status is not only a Thai trait. It happens in many parts of the world, especially where there is a vast gulf between the poor and rich. It is not uncommon for a Thai woman to marry you, not because she loves you, but because she sees you as from a higher class thanher. When you think about it… it could be quite a compliment. You have to remember that for the average Thai person, there is no pension or retirement age. They have to work until they die basically, so marrying into a relationship with someone more successful is one way to combat such a worry, which leads nicely into the next section: Everything Goes Backwards… Not Forwards Remember that when your Thai wife is concerned about having money in the relationship, she might be thinking about what she will do to feed herself when she gets older. Because there is no pension, there is less security for Thai people. This is why your Thai wife might be sending money back home to her parents or to help her spouse’s kids have a good education. Money flows backwards in Thailand. In the Western world, when you are a young man/ woman and want to buy your first car or need a deposit for a mortgage, it’s usually your mum or dad that helps out. We move money forward in the Western world because we don’t have to worry so much about what happens when we get older. It’s the other way around in Thailand. Understanding this is essential in realizing why your Thai partner seems hellbent on obtaining money. In most cases, it’s not because she/he is selfish, and is more of an economic necessity to most Thai people.

Wanting Different Things If it walks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, we can safely say it’s not a wombat. Ducks and wombats need different things in life. That doesn’t mean they can’t exist together, just that their requirements are different. A wombat likes tress and forests, while ducks like water and flat-lands. There is nothing wrong with that, as they just want different things.

Relationships are the same, and seeing as Thai and Western cultures are so different, it is common for a Thai person and a Westerner to want something different from each other. Don’t see this as an obstacle, but as the perfect opportunity to help each other get what the other needs in life. Work together or fall apart.

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YOUR JOKES! Q: Why did the Vick’s employee get beaten up? A: He has rubbing people up the wrong way

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David Beckham is allegedly planning to sue hooker Irma Nici for £16 million. She must have slept with Wayne Rooney quite a few times to have made that sort of money!

sure you’ve got 20 quid in your pocket and tell her that someone else puked on you and gave you the cash for the dry cleaners!@ The guy duly gets hammered and later falls through the door, covered in sick again. His wife freaks out so he slurs, “It wasn’t me! A guy puked on me, but gave me 20 quid for the cleaning!” His wife checks his pockets and says, “There’s 40 quids in here.” The guy replies, “He pooed in my pants, too.”

Toy Story

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A mother and her young son are driving behind an Ann Summers delivery van when a huge dildo flies out and hit the screen. The mother, desperate to save her son innocence says, “Don’t worry, that was just a fly.” The boy replies, “I’m surprised it could get off the ground with a willy that big!”

I could never work in the Jobcentre. Imagine if you got fired, you’d still have to show up the next day!

A man has arrested today at customs. He was carrying 30 passports, 12 work permits, 18 birth certificates and seven NHS cards. Police have not yet identified him

Sick Joke! A bloke is out on the lash with his mates and gets hammered. By the time he staggers home, he’s covered in puke, and his wife gives him an earful. The next night one of his mates says, “When it happens again, make

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Q: Why doesn’t Lennox Lewis have a PlayStation 3? A: He’s an ex-boxer


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IN THIS SECTION... > Touch A-gogo > The Den Pattaya Delicious and Affordable Daily Specials @ I-Rovers Sports Bar

> Camera Comedy > Things To Do in Pattaya Where Getting Drunk is Essential

> D Club A gogo > Wildcats A go go

> Jimmy White Pool Challenge @ Endless Sports Bar

> Bootleggers Saloon > World-Class Long-Term Rental Apartments @ New Nordic Resorts

> Try Something Different this Month @ Legends Pool & Sports Bar

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DELICIOUS AND AFFORDABLE DAILY SPECIALS @ I-ROVERS SPORTS BAR

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he best part about holidaying in Pattaya is the amazing value for money and affordability on offer in the city. Although it can be easy to find food and restaurants with cheap prices in the city, that doesn’t always denote quality. It’s quite the opposite actually. I-Rovers Sports Bar is one such gem that not only offers amazing value for money food, but is also known for its quality and delicious daily specials, and is somewhere you simply have to try this month. I-Rovers is located in a quiet corner of SoiLk Metro in the SoiBuakhao area of Pattaya, which is very popular with expats and tourists who know where to find the best deals. Known predominantly as a sports pub and restaurant, I-Rovers is open 24-hours per day and serves a great choice of Western and Thai favorites, while also being the perfect place to catch a live sporting event from across the world. I-Rovers Daily Specials I-Rovers is becoming well known throughout Pattaya for offering some of the best value for money dishes money can buy. Their menu has undergone a revamp over the past 6 months, offering a delicious selection of Western and Thai favorites from snacks, pasta dishes and steaks to Indian curries, sandwiches and many main course dish choices. Their breakfasts start from as little as 70 THB, with ‘The Famous Baht Buster English Breakfast’ one of the most popular in the city, costing only 129 Baht. I-Rovers have a phenomenal daily specials menu available Monday to Friday and for the price of ONLY 169 THB. The price is simply stunning! You won’t find better value anywhere else in Pattaya. Monday – Indian Curry Tuesday – Spaghetti Bolognese

I-ROVERS SPORTS BAR

Location: The corner of Soi LK Metro Phone: +66 (0) 38489494 Mobile: 099 152 4076 Website: www.i-rovers.com

Wednesday – Burger Deal Thursday – Meatballs & Mash Friday – Fish & Chips Although I-Rovers is a great place for amazingly affordable Western and Thai food, they are predominantly known as a sports pub with lots of draught beers and 21 flat-screen TVs showcasing all live sport from across the globe in full English commentary. Being open 24-hours per day means you won’t miss a single sporting event no matter what time of the day or night. From the best Australian sports to boxing, UFC, golf, tennis, soccer and much more, don’t miss a single sporting event this month at I-Rovers. When you seek the ultimate sports bar atmosphere with some of the best value for money food around, make I-Rovers your sanctuary in Pattaya this month.


Time: 9.23am Place: Jomtien Beach Road (near Pattaya). Looks like a couple of blokes had a very heavy night. They didn’t make it to their hotel/abode. They didn’t even finish their last beer.

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Things TO DO in Pattaya where getting drunk is essential

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etting drunk is not big nor clever, but boy is it fun. Being from Northern England, we were born with a pint of beer in hand, so getting loaded is pretty much a rite of passage where I come from, similar to the ways that adolescence in tribes across the Amazon is transcended by consuming a mind-altering ayahuasca brew and tripping your tits off. Although we wouldn’t recommend that you spend your entire holiday in Pattaya out of your mind on fermented vegetable beverages or mind-bending substances, sometimes you need a stiff drink to handle what Thailand has to offer.

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Remember that ladyboys are people with feelings. For every ladyboy that is in the newspaper for pickpocketing a tourist on beach road, there are two or three that are just as decent as everyone else. Get loaded, go over and talk to them, and you will find they are quite funny, when they are not grabbing at your lunch box that is! But as the saying goes, “What is the difference between a guy man and straight man?” About ten pints of beer!

A BIG NO-NO in Pattaya is drink driving. And when I say that, I mean there is a massive drink driving problem across the nation and also an increased police clampdown on this popular and dangerous past-time. However, if you are going to take a trip on the back of a motorbike taxi in Pattaya, which is almost inevitable, being a bit tipsy might be the only way to handle such a roller-coaster ride of ups, downs, swerves, dodges, nearmisses and hope. While taking a motorbike taxi ride in Pattaya drunk will also lead to a sobering experience in the end, partaking in such a thing sober could lead to phycological problems with disassociation and split-personalities just to deal with the terror. What seems scary and precarious when sober seems exciting, high-octane and deathdefying when drunk. You are probably going to take the taxi ride anyway, so make sure you are blasted!

There will come a time whether you like it or not that you will come into contact with the famous Thai ladyboys you have heard so much about. If she has a deep voice, strapping muscles, an Adam’s apple and a penis, it probably isn’t’ a ‘she’, well not quite anyway. When dealing with ladyboys sober, it is very easy for heterosexual men to recoil in horror and lash out in the most unpredictable ways, but when you are drunk, it can either end in a fistfight or an interesting and thoughtprovoking conversation that blurs the lines between gay and straight.


Eating Insects and Grubs There is a reason why they stock ready-salted and dryroasted peanuts, and crisps in bars, and that’s because you need some substance to soak up the alcohol. However, when we are drunk we tend to want to try something new. This is the perfect time to sample the local Thai delicacies of consuming fried insects and grubs. Let’s be honest here, if you had a McDonald’s burger today, you have already ingested one of the most disgusting and toxin-filled dishes known to man, so what damage can a few locusts and cockroaches do? None at all. What came first, being drunk and eating locusts or the idea of eating when drunk. We can all agree that is a question for the oracle to decipher. The first time I tried fried grubs, I was well laced, and I am glad I tried. Not because I liked them, but because I will never eat such disgusting things again. Life is all about trying new stuff, especially when you come on holiday to Pattaya, so get loaded, give it the big one and wolf down a bag of creepy crawlies without breaking a sweat, much to the amusement of the locals.


DClub Agogo is located at the end of Soi Diamond on Pattaya’s infamous “Walking Street.” Previously only known as DClub, the establishment underwent changes in February of 2017 to convert from a dance club into one of Pattaya’s finest premiere agogo bars. Visitors to DClub Agogo will find a wide assortment of places to sit from a stool at the bar to the VIP lounge located to the rear of the club. DClub also offers Happy Hour pricing and a variety of other drink and bottle specials for you to choose from throughout the night. Every weekend DClub Agogo hosts a special event with guest DJ’s, lots of ladies and of course, all your favorite beer and spirits. With seating for around 120 visitors, there is plenty of rooms to accommodate you and whatever entourage you go out with. As with many of the establishments on Walking Street, one of the main attractions to DClub is our beautiful lady entertainers. On average you can find 55-60 beautiful ladies swaying and dancing to a live DJ every night of the week at DClub Agogo. If you are feeling in the mood to make new friends, call one over and talk for a few minutes. The ladies aren’t shy and would love to chat and or have drinks with you. For all of the latest information on DClub Agogo and/or to check out our upcoming events or photos please visit our FB page at: https://www.facebook.com/dclubagogo/ OUR PROMOS

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Bottle promotions and specials can be found all night long and happy hour starts when the doors open. Wildcats is the perfect place to fly solo or to bring friends. Come let our beautiful, yet sometimes ferocious Wildcats entertain you with a night of dancing, conversation or drinks! Wildcats Agogo is the best place on Walking Street to head for a night of discretionary fun or just to enjoy tunes. No matter which night it is that you are looking for something to do, there is always some kind of fun-tivity taking place inside. Feeling like being the star of the bar for a few minutes? Come on in and ring the bell and watch the morale skyrocket. If bell ringing is not your thing, no worries. Our Wildcats are always ready to sit and talk over drinks. Just call one over and introduce yourself. For all of the latest information on Wildcats Agogo and/or to check out our upcoming events or photos please visit our FB page at: https://www.facebook.com/wildcatsagogo/

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Here’s your chance to enjoy the spectacle that is Jimmy “Whirlwind” White in an up close and personal setting here at Endless, Soi Buakhow.

10 VIP Tables available @ 1000 baht 25 Frames v The Whirlwind @ 1000 baht A raffle with a signed cue, a chance to play Jimmy, buckets of beer and signed personal pictures Free buffet Table service hosted by the charming Endless girls


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WORLD-CLASS LONG-TERM RENTAL APARTMENTS

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f you have spent any time at all in Pattaya City, one of the most prestigious names on the local real estate market is the New Nordic Brand. This famous property group is personified by its vibrant orange colors and is also famous for its vast amount of top-notch apartment developments that focus on both long-term rental and also holiday rentals. If you are looking for an amazing value-for-money longterm rental apartment in the heart of paradise, New Nordic has some special offers for you this month. The New Nordic Group has a vast amount of stylish and stunning developments in the Pattaya region, most notably located on Soi 4 of Pratumnak Hill in a one-stop-shop village that also offers world-class onsite amenities such as restaurants, bars, swimming pools and much more. In short, it really is a complete holiday and residential experience where everything is under one roof, while still being close to the beach and a few minutes’ drive to shopping centers.

Looking for an apartment to rent? Simple question‌ are you looking for an apartment to rent in the heart of paradise? New Nordic currently have some amazing longterm rental deals offering luxury apartments for as little as 15,000 THB per month, which really is a bargain when considering the vast choice of onsite facilities at the New Nordic resorts. Choose from a stunning range of luxury studio units, amazing family-style bungalows, and breathtaking penthouses that have to be seen to be believed. All the apartments come fullyfurnished and have free cleaning and maid services, 24-hour security, Free WIFI internet, laundry services onsite and lots of restaurants, bars, and swimming pools nearby. If you have the Orange Privilege Card, you are also entitled to special promotions and other benefits. Why is New Nordic the perfect long-term rental option? With so many developments and apartments in Pattaya, why is New Nordic the perfect long-term rental option? Because they have


389/63 M12 Pratamnak Soi4, Pratumnak Rd., Pattaya 20150 Tel: 038 306 300 Email: booking@new-nordic.com www.new-nordic.com Facebook: newnordicgroup

everything within walking distance to simplify your life. With so many onsite facilities and cool restaurants, tour kiosks and much more, New Nordic is more akin to a close-knit community that offers its guests lots of advice and support when needed. Not only that, but the location of New Nordic, on the highly-desirable Pratumnak Hill, means you are in one of the best central locations in the Pattaya region. The beaches on Pratumnak Hill are just a short walk away. Jomtien is under a 5-minute drive from ‘the hill’ with shopping centersand Pattaya Beach Road both just a 2-minute drive or 10-minute walk from New Nordic. This is easily one of the most convenient locations in the Pattaya region for a rental. When you seek the best quality apartments, penthouses and bungalows with prices starting at as little as 15,000 THB per month, the New Nordic rental plan really is something you can’t afford to miss in so many ways. To find out more details or to book your longterm rental apartment today, you can contact booking@new-nordic.comor resort-asst@newnordic.com or call +66 38 306 300 now.


TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT THIS MONTH @ LEGENDS POOL & SPORTS BAR

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e always think that the Pattaya nightlife scene is about beer and girlie bars, but when you live here in the city as an expat, or have been to Pattaya many times before, or are simply looking for something different, these are so many interesting and unique things to do. One of the most popular establishments in Pattaya is the Legends Pool & Sports Bar, which is the ultimate location to play pool or darts in Pattaya City, and something completely different from the run-of-the-mill night out in the city. Legends Pool & Sports Bar is a purpose-built pool hall with some of the best first-class pool facilities you will find anywhere in Thailand. Located on the PattayaKlang/Third Road intersection, this quality pool hall is tucked away in a private location, but is just a 2-minute drive from Beach Road. Legends is one of the best pool playing establishments in SE-Asia, home to world-class facilities that include 11 Brunswick 9ft Metro Pro Tournament tables and purposebuilt darts ochies, ideal for if you want a game of pool or darts. The best thing about Legends is that if you are alone and want to play, there will be someone at Legends to be your partner, so coming to Legends by yourself is quite a normal thing, and a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city for a few hours.

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Smokin’ Saturday 9-Ball Comp If you are serious about your pool and want to partake in a competition while you are here in Pattaya, the Smokin’ Saturday 9-Ball Pool Comp at Legends is becoming very popular with players of all abilities. Taking place every Saturday evening from 6pm onwards, this is a double elimination tourney with a fair handicap system with ball spots. No pros are allowed at this comp, so it really is perfect for those who take their pool seriously, but not in a life and death sense. If you want to play in the comp, make sure you get down to Legends before 5pm on Saturdays to register.


Ultimate Live Sport Watching Venue Legends is more than just a pool hall. The venue is more akin to a sports pub that is a very exciting place to watch all live sporting events from across the globe as and when they happen. Legends has quite a following for live sporting events, and with a vast number of flat-screen TVs throughout the premises, and the largest big screen in the city – their gigantic 150’’ HD projector screen, this is the best place to catch all live boxing and UFC events, tennis and golf events, football, rugby and much more. All the sports are showcased with full English-speaking commentary, so make sure you don’t miss out this month. Are you looking for something a little bit different this month in Pattaya? Take a night away from trawling the bars on Beach Road and Walking Street to immerse yourself in the ultimate sporting atmosphere with the best pool facilities in this part of Thailand at Legends Pool & Sports Bar.

LEGENDS POOL & SPORTS BAR Address: 324/10, Pattaya Klang Soi 5, Pattaya, Chonburi 20150, Thailand Phones: 0898 171 084, 0929 302 595, 038 412 955, 0806 312 366 Facebook: legends.pattaya Site: www.legendspoolpattaya.com E-mail: info@legendspoolpattaya.com


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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PAUL KING’S EASY VISA

It’s a truly incredible achievement that Paul King’s Easy Visa is still here after all these years. On the 20th June, 2017, it will be Easy Visa’s 27th birthday, with the company still standing as strong as ever, driving this fantastic business forward. With over 70,000 visas secured, I’ll repeat that… with over 70,000 visas secured worldwide, connecting families together from every country and continent, Easy Visa is the first port of call in Pattaya for your visa and legal requirements. The only reason for this can be attributed to the honesty, integrity, skill and the legal knowledge of this outstanding team of experts. 27-years after they first opened their doors, they are still here, as strong and as busy have they have ever been. Happy Birthday Easy Visa!


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Pattaya City Uncovered June- July 2017  

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