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PATTAYA CITY UNCOVERED
contents 07 PATTAYA BY DAY 09 The Breathtaking Beauty of Bang Saray by Sisaran Development
10 Fish Feeding with Love @ Underwater World Pattaya
14 The Ultimate in Quality @ EuroPVC Windows & Doors 16 What’s On Pattaya 17 The Punch & Judy Pub 18 Exploring Scuba Diving @ Pattaya Dive Centre 20 The Most Dangerous Jobs in the World 22 Anniversary and New Beginnings @ The Loft Sports Pub & Grill 24 Miami 25 Stylish Italian Dining @ La Costa by L’Italiano 26 Chemical Free Mattress Cleaning in Pattaya @
UV Clean Asia 27 Retox Group 28 Hidden Delights @ Momento Beach Restaurant & Resort 29 A Floating Masterpiece 30 The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Driving in Thailand 32 Why Pay more when you can Pay Less @ Offshore Investment Brokers 34 Your Jokes
Editor Talk 35 PATTAYA BY NIGHT 36 Touch A-gogo 37 The Den Pattaya 38 Get Your NFL Sport Fix @ I-Rovers Sports Bar 39 Camera Comedy 40 The Dollhouse Electric Blue 41 Magna Carta Law Office Club Misty’s A Go Go 42 Examples of Losing Face in Thailand 44 A Night Out to Remember @ Country Road 4 46 Join the Best DJs in Asia 48 Get Your Live Sport Fix in September @ Legends Pool & Sports Bar 50 Windmill 51 Annabelle’s
It has been a busy month or so in Pattaya, especially with all the interest in the big Mayweather/McGregor fight that was the talk of the town last month. If you are here now in Pattaya City, this might be one of the quietest times of the year in terms of tourism influx, but that means you can pretty much explore everything the city has to offer without the hustle and bustle we experience in the high season months. Make sure you keep this copy of Pattaya City Uncovered handy to ensure you find the best bars, restaurants and businesses in the city during the month of September. This month’s front cover is the famous Pattaya nightclub on Walking Street - Mixx Discotheque. Mixx is one of the most popular nightlife venues in the city and has a fantastic reputation as the ultimate nightclub experience that merges the best in dance and trance tunes with a cool selection of hip-hop and R ‘n’ B, to take your night out in the city to unprecedented levels. This month we have some top-quality eateries for you to take advantage of such as Momento, and La Costa, alongside sports pub experiences that merge affordable food and boisterous atmospheres that include I-Rovers, Country Road Bar, Legends Pool and Sports Bar and The Loft at Lake Mabprachan. Find out about the most interesting inventions that were ever created in Thailand and also how you can rent or buy a luxury yacht in Pattaya. Get the latest immigration advice with the Pattaya Visa Shop, and if you need top-notch and international standard UPVC doors and windows, you can find out more inside about EuroPVC. When you want the holiday of a lifetime in Pattaya but need to find the latest and greatest information for everything scorching hot in the city, Pattaya City Uncovered will be your ultimate guide in September. Please take your time to absorb the vast plethora of information at your fingertips to find the best the city has to offer. All the best, The Editor
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IN THIS SECTION... > The Breathtaking Beauty of > The Most Dangerous Jobs Bang Saray by Sisaran Development
in the World
> Anniversary and New
> Fish Feeding with Love @ Beginnings @ The Loft Sports Underwater World Pattaya
Pub & Grill
> The Ultimate in Quality @
EuroPVC Windows & Doors
> What’s On Pattaya > The Punch & Judy Pub > Exploring Scuba Diving @ Pattaya Diving Centre
> Stylish Italian Dining @ La Costa by L’Italiano
> Chemical Free Mattress Cleaning in Pattaya @ UV Clean Asia
> Retox Group
> Hidden Delights @
Momento Beach Restaurant & Resort
> A Floating Masterpiece > The Ultimate Guide to
Understanding Driving in Thailand
> Why Pay more when you can Pay Less @ Offshore Investment Brokers
> Your Jokes
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• Marketing Bang Saray as an attractive destination to boost local business. ¡ÃÐµØŒ¹áÅÐÊ‹§àÊÃÔÁ¸ØÃ¡Ô¨ã¹ªØÁª¹ ºÒ§àÊÃ‹ • Encourage investment into the area to provide jobs for the local community. Ê¹ÑºÊ¹Ø¹¡ÒÃÅ§·Ø¹ ¡ÒÃÊÃŒÒ§ÍÒªÕ¾ ÀÒÂ ã¹ªØÁª¹·ŒÍ§¶Ôè¹ • Attract responsible tourists and visitors. Ã‹ÇÁÃÑº¼Ô´ªÍºã¹¡ÒÃ´ÙáÅ¨Ø´´Ö§´Ù´¹Ñ¡ ·‹Í§à·ÕèÂÇ
• Code of conduct for local businesses/developersResponsible Development Programme (RDP). ÁÕ¡ÒÃµ¡Å§ÃÐËÇ‹Ò§¼ÙŒ»ÃÐ¡Íº¸ØÃ¡Ô¨ã¹ ·ŒÍ§¶Ôè¹ áÅÐ¹Ñ¡¾Ñ²¹ÒãËŒÁÕÊ‹Ç¹ã¹¡ÒÃÃÑº¼Ô´ ªÍº¾Ñ²¹Òâ¤Ã§¡ÒÃ¹Õé (RDP) • Working with the local community to develop responsibly. ÁÕ¡ÒÃ·Ó§Ò¹Ã‹ÇÁ¡ÑºªØÁª¹·ŒÍ§¶Ôè¹à¾×èÍãËŒ à¡Ô´¡ÒÃ¾Ñ²¹Ò
The Clean Up Bang Saray mission is to create a sustainable community based initiative that reduces pollution and removes existing waste in Bang Saray. ÀÒÃ¡Ô¨ Clean Up Bang Saray ¤×Í¡ÒÃ ÊÃŒÒ§¤ÇÒÁ¤Ô´ÃÔàÃÔèÁ·ÕèÂÑè§Â×¹à¾×èÍªØÁª¹ «Öè§ à»š¹â¤Ã§¡ÒÃ·Õè¨ÐÊ¹ÑºÊ¹Ø¹ãËŒà¡Ô´¡ÒÃÅ´ ÁÅ¾ÔÉáÅÐ¡Ó¨Ñ´¢ÂÐ·ÕèÁÕÍÂÙ‹ã¹ªØÁª¹ºÒ§àÊÃ‹
We also aim to inspire long - term behavior changethrough education and promotional activities. ¹Í¡¨Ò¡¹ÕéàÃÒÂÑ§ÁØ‹§à¹Œ¹·Õè¨ÐÊÃŒÒ§áÃ§ ºÑ¹ ´ÒÅã¨ãËŒà ¡Ô´¡ÒÃà» ÅÕèÂ ¹á»Å§·Ò§ ¾ÄµÔ¡ÃÃÁã¹ÃÐÂÐÂÒÇ ÃÇÁ·Ñé§¡ÒÃÊ‹§àÊÃÔÁ ¡Ô¨¡ÃÃÁµ‹Ò§æ ·Õè¨Ð¹Óä»ÊÙ‹¡ÒÃ¾Ñ²¹Ò Clean Up Bang Saray will bring the local community together to improve the environment and protect Bang Saray’s stunning natural beauty. ¡ÒÃ·Ó¤ÇÒÁÊÐÍÒ´ºÒ§àÊÃ‹ ¨Ð¹ÓÁÒ«Öè§ ¤ÇÒÁÃ‹ÇÁÁ×Í¨Ò¡ªØÁª¹ã¹·ŒÍ§¶Ôè¹à¢ŒÒ´ŒÇÂ ¡Ñ¹ à¾×èÍ»ÃÑº»ÃØ§ÊÀÒ¾áÇ´ÅŒÍÁ áÅÐ»¡ »‡Í§¸ÃÃÁªÒµÔ·ÕèÊÇÂ§ÒÁ¢Í§ºÒ§àÊÃ‹
We are looking for volunteers to help with the clean up and local businesses who can provide materials to support the events such as gloves, trash bags, food, beverages and transportation when needed. If you would like to support contact us now. àÃÒ¡ÓÅÑ§ÁÍ§ËÒÍÒÊÒÊÁÑ¤Ã·Õè¨ÐÁÒ ª‹ÇÂàËÅ×Íâ¤Ã§¡ÒÃ Clean Up Bang Saray ¹Õé áÅÐ¼ÙŒ»ÃÐ¡Íº¡ÒÃ¸ØÃ¡Ô¨ µ‹Ò§æ ã¹·ŒÍ§¶Ôè¹ ·Õè¨ÐÊÒÁÒÃ¶ãËŒ ¡ÒÃÊ¹ÑºÊ ¹Ø¹ ã¹´ŒÒ ¹¢Í§ÇÑÊ´Ø ÍØ»¡Ã³·Õè¨ÐãªŒÊÓËÃÑº¡ÒÃ·Ó¡Ô¨ ¡ÃÃÁµ‹Ò§æ àª‹¹ ¶Ø§Á×Í ¶Ø§¢ÂÐ ÍÒ ËÒÃ à¤Ã×èÍ§´×èÁ áÅÐ¡ÒÃ¢¹Ê‹§à»š¹ µŒ¹ ËÒ¡¤Ø³Ê¹ã¨à¢ŒÒÃ‹ÇÁã¹¡Ô¨¡ÃÃÁ â¤Ã§¡ÒÃ¹Õé ÊÒÁÒÃ¶µÔ´µ‹ÍÁÒ·ÕèàÃÒ ä´ŒàÅÂµÍ¹¹Õé
THE BREATHTAKING BEAUTY OF
BANG SARAY JUST 20 MINUTES FROM PATTAYA
#BEAUTIFULBANGSARAY Not too long ago in the past, Bang Saray was just a sleepy fishing village that epitomized that special tropical Thailand environment that we love and cherish. Located just 20km from Pattaya, the modern #BangSaray still maintains its breathtaking beauty but has now become one of the most desirable residential areas on the Eastern Seaboard. The village now merges one of the most popular beaches with locals and those in the know, alongside some quality low-rise condo and villa development that give the region a new and modern feel.
Surrounded by rolling hills and jawdropping sea-view vistas, this pristine bay area offers a stark constrast to the hustle and bustle of Pattaya City, catapulting yourself into an oasis of charm and tranquility.
The world-class atmosphere at #BangSarayBeach combines a cool choice of laidback restaurants with some of the most jaw-dropping sea-views and the freshest seafood right off the boats. 20-minutes from Pattaya, 1.5 hour from Bangkok (with a new road in construction) and within easy access to islands such as KohLarn, living at Bang Saray is a very convenient experience.
With lots of local markets, quaint Ocean-view seafood eateries and laidback bars and cool parks, the #BangSaray area is a true paradise for those who wish to combine tropical brilliance and natural beauty with modernity and convenience.
The #BangSaray region is one of the best-kept secrets on the Eastern seaboard that really has to be seen to be belived!
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hen you want to immerse yourself in an aquatic world of mesmerizing marine life, nobody in the Pattaya region does it like Underwater World. Did you know that Underwater World is the premier family attraction in the Pattaya region? Whether you are looking for fun, friendliness or an educational experience, make sure you bring the whole family along this month to take advantage of their brand-new fish-feeding and fish-kissing experience. Underwater World Pattaya is situated in a convenient location that can easily be reached by all, right in the heart of Sukhumvit Road between Makro Supermarket and Thepprasit Road near to Jomtien. Every taxi driver and tour kiosk in the city knows the whereabouts of this world-class aquarium. This jaw-dropping aquarium is famous for their 105-meter long underwater tank, which is home to some of the most exotic marine life in the world, all of which you can enjoy up close and personal.
Feeding with Love Throughout September, make sure you come over to Underwater World Pattaya to experience their brand-new ‘Feeding with Love’ spectacular where you can join in on feeding the fish and kissing a stingray. This amazing feature will take place every day at 10:30am and 3pm, where you can also get the perfect photo opportunity. This promotion does not include diving. Whether you are a family, a group of friends, a couple or single person, Underwater World Pattaya simply has to be experienced. This world-class aquarium gives you the perfect chance to get up close and personal with all manner of marine life from the four corners of the globe. Come and see 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’, ‘Giant of Siam zones’ and even an ‘Otter Zone’.
When you want to experience one of the most exciting and though-provoking tourist attractions in Thailand, Underwater World Pattaya is the ultimate aquarium in the region. With an easy-to-reach location, amazing value for money and a truly educational experience, when you want to explore the best that Pattaya has to offer, nowhere in the city can match Underwater World Pattaya. 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.
WE ARE OPEN: 9am to 6pm daily (last admission at 5:30pm)
FEEDING TIMES: Tunnel 1: Coral Reef Zone 10.30 am. & 3.00 pm.
Tunnel 3: Giant of Siam Zone 11.30 am. & 3.30 pm.
Tunnel 2: Shark & Ray Zone 11.00 am. & 4.00 pm.
Otter Tank 10.00 am and 14.30 pm
UNDERWATER WORLD PATTAYA Address: 22/22 M.11, Sukhumvit Rd., Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi 20150 Phone: 038-756-879 Email: email@example.com www.underwaterworldpattaya.com
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hen you are looking for reliable and world-class uPVC solutions for your window and door needs, EuroPVC in Pattaya offers unrivalled quality that takes it to the next level. When you know the difference between low-quality products and the real deal, align yourself with experts that specialize in top-notch uPVC solutions that will reduce noise, save you money on your energy bills and give you that European-standard of quality that so often lacks in Thailand. EuroPVC was first established back in 2006 and has garnered a first-rate reputation as being a provider of the highest-quality uPVC windows and doors, built to European standards. Their entire ethos focusses on highstandards and surpassing their customer’s expectations. Whether you are an individual resident or the owner of a villa development or condominium complex, EuroPVC are the perfect people to visit.
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E v er y day s l a i c S pe Everyday at The Punch all bottled beers are on Happy Hour from 12:00 till 19:00 for just 65B
Bangers n Mash 2 Cumberland Sausages, Mash Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables with Red Wine Gravy
Tuesday 190 baht
A 200 gram homemade beef burger
260 Friday Saturday
Pan Fried Pork Chop served with Sauteed Potato's, Seasonal Veg, Gravy and Apple Sauce
175 Fish n Chips Fresh Fish Cooked in Real Ale Batter served with Steak Fries, Mushy or Garden Peas, a piece of bread n butter and a soft drink, tea of coffee
Poached Salmon on a bed of spinach served with a jacket potato and vegetables and white wine sauce
Chicken Masala Curry, Pilaf rice, Chapati, poppadoms and condiments plus a cold bottle of beer
Roast Dinner starting from 12:00. Chicken, Lamb, Beef, Pork or a Trio a combo of three meats. ALL the trimmings (Meat, Roasty's, Mash, Veg, Stuffing, PIG's tucked up, Yorkshire and gravy)
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EXPLORING SCUBA DIVING @ PATTAYA DIVE CENTRE
id you ever have the desire to try scuba diving for the first time but didnâ€™t know how to get started? Now you are here in Pattaya on holiday, this is the perfect place to explore being a scuba diver. Pattaya and Thailand have some of the best dive spots and locations in the world, and is also one of the cheapest places to get fully trained and accredited. Pattaya Dive Centre is located in the heart of Pattaya and is one of the longest-reigning and most trusted dive agents in the city. Reliable, honest, experienced, trustworthy and knowledgeable are just some ways to describe Pattaya Dive Centre. With offices that are located directly between Soi 10 and 11 on Pattaya Beach Road, Pattaya Dive Centre is run and operated by one of the most
experienced Dive Masters in Thailand, David Wright, who has almost 30-yearsâ€™ experience diving in Pattaya and Thailand. With David, you are in the safest hands, which is always important if you are looking to try scuba diving for the first time. Whether you are seeking entry-level courses, full PADI certification, or even boat excursions out to explore the outlying islands in the Gulf of Thailand or for a spot of snorkeling, no-one does it quite like Pattaya Dive Centre. Discover Scuba and Entry-Level Courses Now is the time to make your dreams a reality by learning how to Scuba Dive for the first time with Pattaya Dive Centre. This is the most fun and easy way
to learn how to Scuba Dive. Their PADI Open Water Diver Course is over a 3-4 day period and is a fun course that will learn you how to dive independently on your own. Even if you donâ€™t have so many days, the course can be completed in just two days if you are dedicated to getting it done. Pattaya Dive Centre is the perfect place to get all manner of PADI certificates, working towards your PADI Lifetime certificated or even gaining qualifications to become a dive instructor in your own rights. Pattaya Boat Tours & Excursions If you are looking for a reliable company to book boat tours and excursions out to explore the outlying islands in the Gulf of Thailand, Pattaya Dive Centre has a
stunning choice of world-class boats that are perfect for a chartered boat tour. They have some of the safest and fastest vessels in Pattaya, perfect for discovering islands such as Samae San Islands, Koh Chuang, Koh Chan, Shark Fin Rock (HinChalam), Submarine Rock and The Hole, while enjoying some sightseeing and a spot of snorkeling. If you are a family, a group of friends or a couple that want to enjoy a memorable boat cruise, Pattaya Dive Centre is the ideal choice. When you are looking to try Scuba Diving for the first time or want to explore the Gulf of Thailand while on holiday, Pattaya Dive Centre is the most trusted and reliable dive agent in the region for those who take their health and safety seriously.
PATTAYA DIVE CENTRE Between Soi 10 and 11, Pattaya Beach Road Phone: +66 38 422 133 Email: email@example.com Website: www.divecentrepattaya.com Facebook: Pattaya Dive Centre
THE MOST DANGEROUS JOBS IN THE WORLD
Did you know that 4,836 people lost their lives in 2015 alone to job-related deaths? We are a well of useless information at PATTAYA City Uncovered. Although the worst-case scenario at work is usually a lost-time accident, losing your life or being sent to prison can be an occupational hazard in some professions. However, not all dangerous jobs result in death or are illegal, but you can bet your life that the danger money is good. We have not mentioned jobs such as being in the army or being a police officer because they are obvious despots, deciding to discuss some other jobs you might not have thought about.
High-Rise Window Cleaning & Tower Climbing It’s very easy to get the hump when the windows in your office on the 33rd floor are a bit dirty. Those bloody lazy window cleaners. Let’s just stop there for a second and imagine being stood on a small motorized platform 300m from the ground with a bucket of water and a chamois leather. Let’s assume it’s a mild day with no wind. Even then you would be bricking it, never mind in the gale force winds. High-rise window cleaners and high-rise steel construction erectors are some of the most perilous jobs in the world. Next time you complain about no Mars Bars in the office vendor, just remember that some people doing dangerous jobs are a step away or a gust of wind away from going ‘home’ early. Shark Tank Cleaning Have you ever watched a gangbang video and thought, “I wouldn’t like to be the one cleaning up after this”? If scraping away some crusty residue is already beyond your squeamish limits, cleaning a shark tank is not even the same sport, never mind about the same league. What’s so dangerous about shark tank cleaning? The tank is still in the water and surrounded by rabid sharks that are more bloodthirsty than Count Dracula. That’s the problem! This is a very risky job. There is a guy who works at the Blue Planet Aquarium in Cheshire, England, who is a shark tank cleaner and is surrounded by 10 Tiger sharks for 7-hours on a daily basis. He should have listened to his dad and learnt more at school. Oh wait, he got a degree in zoology and wanted to do this! That’s his own fault then. Milking the Snake When we say, ‘Milking the Snake’, it is not a code word for choking your chicken or bashing the bishop. If you have no idea what I am talking about, don’t worry, because non-comprehension doesn’t bar you from taking part in this conversation that is full of masturbation innuendos. Imagine that every day you had to take a firm grip of a King Cobra or an equally lethal snake, and not only that, but you had to milk its venom glands to find the anti-venom. Not only is this job fraught with danger, but is also extremely important. Due to the risks that snake milkers take every day, only one in 50 million snake bite victims ever die. Now if that doesn’t get you a Nobel Peace prize,
you could always give one to Barak Obama instead! Oh, wait a minute, they already did. Whale & Commercial Fishing I must confess that I have snared a few whales in my time, and I definitely didn’t use a harpoon. Well, not a standard one made of metal of course! Being a whale or commercial fisherman is easily one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Not only do you have to combat the perilous open seas in all weather conditions, but also tackle a whale at the same time god-damn it! Commercial fishing boats can stay out on the job for a few nights at a time. Between 1992 and 2008, an average of 58 commercial fishermen died every year, which is 128 deaths per 100,000 workers. Just remember the sacrifice that fishermen make every time you put some lipstick on, or simply consume cod and chips, because people put their lives on the line to empty our seas of fish. The least you could do is eat that canned tuna that has been in the fridge since the start of the Millennium.
ANNIVERSARY AND NEW BEGINNINGS @
THE LOFT SPORTS PUB & GRILL
t has been an interesting 12-months since The Loft group first opened up shop around Lake Mabprachan, and with the recent launch of the brand new The Loft Resort, it really has been an exciting year. Offering a true sports pub style atmosphere and coming with a new menu, The Loft Pub & Sports Bar is one of the most popular and exciting bar/restaurants in the Mabprachan region, and with its anniversary party in October, you have lots of reasons to visit this month. If you live in East Pattaya or around the Lake Mabprachan region, visiting The Loft Pub & Grill is a very convenient experience, but if you live further afield, a drive out to Lake Mabprachan to visit The Loft is a great idea, especially at the weekends. Merging a sports pub atmosphere with top-notch Western and Thai food, all within a ‘loft-style’ environment that is located directly above the Indian Roots restaurant, The Loft is the perfect place to get away for a couple of hours. With lots of flat-screen TVs positioned around the venue, you can catch all the live sporting events from around the globe as and when they happen in full Englishspeaking commentary. They have access to all the satellite channels and showcase all the live English Premier League matches, boxing and UFC and any other sporting even taking place. Sports Pub Atmosphere The Loft Pub & Grill has now been open for almost 1-year. It has been an interesting year and has seen the bar cement its place as the bar to be on Lake Mabprachan. On the evening of the 7th October, The Loft is having a ‘1-year Anniversary Party’ and you are all welcome. There will be a free buffet and a quality band called The Soulmate who will be playing at the party. Brand New Menu The Loft food menu is already popular for its top-notch
Western and Thai meals, alongside a gut-busting choice of English breakfasts and their popular Traditional Sunday Roasts. However, they have just launched their brand-new menu that has a great choice of popular Western dishes that are cheaper and more affordable than the last menu. They also have a kid’s menu with dishes that are only 100 THB, making it a great place to bring the family. The Loft Shuttle Bus Service Whether you want to visit The Loft Sports Pub or The Lift Resort, there is a shuttle bus service that will pick you up for FREE, bring you to The Loft and even take you back home afterwards. This shuttle bus service is only available for those living in East Pattaya, but it really is great for those who want to drink but not drive, especially with so many police roadblocks in this day and age. Give them a call for more details.
COME AND STAY @ THE LOFT RESORT The Loft Resort is a fast-growing name at Lake Mabprachan and is now gaining a reputation for quality rooms and a restaurant that serves fantastic food. This resort was formally known as Shenanigans, but was recently refurbished and rebranded. With a modern selection of rooms with prices that start from as little as 800 THB PER NIGHT, the value for money is simply stunning. Their onsite bar/ restaurant is also gaining a name for quality, serving a great choice of Western and Thai favorites with topnotch breakfasts. Come along to sample a draught beer or take advantage of live music from 7pm ever Sunday evening courtesy of The Soulmates. The Loft Resort is ideal for those who want to get away for a couple of night to immerse themselves in a cool Lakeside resort atmosphere.
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s there another nation of people on earth that have affected food and culture quite like the Italians? We don’t think so. With their fingers on the pulse of fashion and cuisine, it only makes sense that you need to find an exquisite Italian restaurant in Pattaya. When we want a guaranteed night of Italian culinary brilliance, La Costa by L’Italiano, located on Pattaya Beach Road, is where we go. If you are a frequent visitor to Pattaya or already live here, you will know that one of the most famous Italian restaurants in the city was L’Italiano on Walking Street. La Costa is a rebranded version of L’Italiano and sits in the perfect location directly on Pattaya Beach Road in the Empress Hotel, which is entered on Soi 12. The restaurant enjoys nice views across the road to the beach and is just walking distance from the city’s landmarks such as Mikes Shopping Mall and the Royal Garden Plaza.
Come along to sample one of their world-class pasta dishes or sumptuous seafood specials, both in Thai and Italian style. Their thin-cut Italian pizzas are legendary, and simply must be tried to be believed. They have lots of gourmet Italian coffees and over 100 wines from the best wine-making regions in the world to wash down the delicious food. The eatery is open from 11am to 11pm, so it’s the perfect place for dinner, lunch or a stunning evening meal. If you are looking for a venue for a corporate event, a birthday party or any kind of function, La Costa is the perfect place and can host up to 200 people in a prime location.
With a stunning sea-view terrace where you can enjoy views out across the road to the beach, while also enjoying one of the best people watching spots in the city, this is a restaurant where atmosphere and top-notch culinary styles meet to create something special. 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
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ealth and wellness are rightfully very important issues, especially if you run a business that relies on hygiene. When it comes to sanitation and cleanliness, one of the most unhygienic places in your house or hotel room is your mattress. It is important to keep your mattress sparkling clean. We spend 33% of our lives sleeping. Whether you are an individual person, or a villa development or hotel in Pattaya, give yourself the ultimate peace of mind by taking advantage of the innovative mattress cleaning technology at UV Clean Asia. Who are UV Clean Asia and what do they do? UV Clean Asia offer the best residential and commercial mattress cleaning services in the Pattaya region, utilizing the latest cleaning and sanitizing techniques without the use of invasive chemicals. Using GUVL Lighting Technology, similar to that you might find in the process of sterilizing water, it not only cleans your mattress properly, but also does it in the least harmful manner, while achieving longterm results. Why do you need UV Mattress Cleaning Techniques? It’s simple really… who wants to share a bed with unwanted dust mites and bacteria? Nobody, that’s for sure. If you own a villa or condo development in Pattaya, or a hotel, or you
are just an individual person who recognizes the importance of keeping your mattress clean, UV Clean Asia is the ultimate solution. The results are long-lasting, and there is a reason why large hotel chains and resorts across the world swear by these UV mattress cleaning techniques: it’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to the health, safety and hygiene of your guests and customers. Even if you have an individual house or apartment in Pattaya, this service is just as important for you as well. Who Benefits from UV Clean Asia Mattress Cleaning? The main benefactors of utilizing these groundbreaking techniques are those who frequent your hotel, resort or development. Please don’t hesitate to take advantage of this amazing opportunity, these innovative cleaning techniques have many health benefits, which is perfect for those with families and children. The techniques are pet-safe, eco and family friendly, while having little impact on the ozone layer. The cleaner atmosphere that is achieved with these cleaning techniques can also be very beneficial for those who have asthma and other air-born and respiratory ailments.
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hen you are looking for a special oasis and a den of tranquility in the heart of Pattaya to get away from the hustle and bustle for a couple of hours, the Momento Beach Restaurant and Resort is a unique establishment. Benefitting from a stunning array of top-notch international style cuisine that is cooked to perfection and available for affordable prices, and a modern resort that offers amazing value-for-money rates, come along to experience this memorable and welcoming eatery and you will be wanting more. Situated in its own private grounds on Soi 8 of Thepprasit Road, which is just over a 5-minute drive from Pattaya Beach Road, Momento epitomizes that special tropical atmosphere that Thailand is famous for, but also offers a unique place to relax and find a piece of tranquility in the heart of the city, which is not always easy to find. International Cuisine Standards The restaurant areas at Momento really have built up a solid reputation for quality over the past year or so and have become popular for those who are seeking high-quality European style cuisine that is not just delicious and authentic, but very affordable. A great majority of the cuisine is inspired by the French and Swiss roots of the eatery’s owners, but is also home to lots of Western favorites, snacks and even Thai cuisine. They have a choice of an elegant indoor dining space and an outside dining area next to the resort’s communal swimming pool. Open from 9am to 11pm daily (10am on Weekends), Momento is the perfect place for a delicious continental breakfast, high quality French cuisine, snacks, sandwiches, burgers, imported steaks and much more. The restaurant’s and resort’s owners are very experienced with French cuisine, which is evident when you taste the flavors.
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The hotel rooms have their own balconies overlooking the resort and the pool and come equipped with lots of mod-cons such as air-conditioning, double beds, ensuite bathrooms with hot and cold water, televisions, minibars and more. This is a great time of the year because the prices for the rooms are at their lowest.
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Affordable Resort Rooms & Bungalows The resort is located next to the restaurant area and is home to a fantastic selection of poolside bungalows and hotel-style apartments that are modern, clean and well looked after. The peaceful and quaint atmosphere makes this resort an ideal choice for those who want to be in the heart of the action but slightly removed from the madness.
MOMENTO BEACH RESTAURANT & RESORT Mobile: 09 27 21 76 60 Telephone: 038-422-114 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Address: 143/117 Moo 12, Soi Daeng-Dum, Thepprasit Road Soi 8
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Life is all about traveling in style and getting to your desired location in the coolest and most baddass way. It always impresses people when you turn up in a sports car, but how about taking it to the next level and stealing the show by turning up in a superyacht! If you are on some next level S&%t, you need to check out the ball-breaking Ocean Emerald Superyacht to take high-rolling to another dimension. This 41-meter superyacht defies the laws of gravity with its uber-stylish appearance and ultra-luxurious interior design that is fit for a Kingâ€Ś literally! This floating playground for the filthy rich is the only way to arrive in Pattaya in style. With amazingly spacious upper decks that have lounge areas, bars and even an upper-deck Jacuzzi, the party keep playing all night long, and believe us when we tell you this is the ultimate party boat. There are two stylish salons with lots of interior space and stunning panoramic views. With state-of-the-art lighting systems and five luxury cabins that will impress a Rothchild, the Ocean Emerald Yacht in simply spectacular. When you want to give people the most pimped out first impression imaginable, careering into Pattaya Bay in your Ocean Emerald Superyacht like Tony Montana letâ€™s everyone know who they are dealing with!
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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE to Understanding Driving in Thailand
Sometimes it can be difficult to sugar-coat hardcore reality. And although being brutally honest is not always the best way to deal with things, sometimes you have to tell the truth in order to move forward. Thailand is one of the most dangerous places in the world to drive. From entire helmetless families perched on motorbikes, mini-buses reversing the wrong way down a motorway, to pick-up trucks with 20 people crammed in the back, the things we see on a daily basis on Thai roads make you questions reality, and the theory of evolution.
lthough it is very easy to bash the substandard driving practices in Thailand, sometimes things are not so black and white. Understanding the mentality of Thai drivers, and local driving laws (rolls around the floor laughing) is essential to limitingyour driving mishaps in Thailand. It is said that prevention is better than a cure. We all know there is no cure for being a c@&t, so here is our ultimate guide to understanding driving in Thailand.
Living Life in the Fastlaneâ€Ś or Not! It only makes sense that the outside lane on motorways or dual-carriageways are the fast lanes, right? Wrong! There is no such thing as a â€˜fast-laneâ€™ in Thailand. All lanes are fast-lanes if you are driving fast here. It is quite routine for motorways to have U-turns where you enter the motorway directly into the fast-lane. It reminds of someone who jumps off the back of a slowly moving car and failed to realize you need to be running
just as fast as the car you jumped off in order to remain in an upright position. Just remember that fast-lanes do not exist as such in Thailand, so don’t get stressed about it.
There are Only Two Speeds on Thai Roads Have you noticed on any road in the world that someone who is driving slower than you is an idiot and those driving faster than you are maniacs? This is just the same in Thailand. There are only two speeds on Thai roads – stupidly fast or dangerously slow. From motorbikes with sidecars that boast mobile restaurants driving at a snail’s crawl, to almost derelictpick-up trucks that would fall apart if you sneezed too hard driving at 20kmph, to crazed mini-buses driving at speeds that could break the sound barrier. You need to find the middle ground between the two to effectively drive in Thailand. I’m Flashing…. Move Out Of The Way! This is a real serious thing you have to remember when driving on Thai roads. In the Western world, we use the flashing of our lights to inform other drivers they can have the right of way. This is a sensible and cooperative way to co-exist with other drivers. In Thailand, flashing your lights means the exact opposite. If you are driving down the road and a large lorry flashes you, please do not naturally assume he is letting you have the right of way, as it could end with catastrophic results for you.
There’s No Indication Those little yellow things on either side of your motorbike or car are called indicators. They are a great way to inform other road users around you of your intentions to turn left or right, which helps the flow of traffic and cuts down on miscommunications that can result in accidents. In Thailand, indicators are seen more akin to a fashion accessory that is perched on your vehicles for aesthetics. Never assume that someone is not going to make a turn in front of you solely based on them not turning on their indicators. Thais very rarely use them, unless they are touching up their make-up, so be warned. Keeping it in Front People say you need eyes in the back of your head to drive in Thailand, and although that is a fair statement, you can’t look everywhere at the same time. The best course of action for driving in Thailand is keep your eyes on what is happening in front of you. That might seem like an oversimplified statement but it’s the only way to drive here. Keep your eyes to the front because everything else behind you will sort itself out. Happy driving!
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If your dog is barking at the back door and your wife is yelling at the front door, who do you let in first? The dog of course. He’ll shut up once you let him in. When my boss asked me who is the stupid one, me or him? I told him everyone knows he doesn’t hire stupid people. What’s the difference of deer nuts and beer nuts? Beer nuts are a $1.75, but deer nut are under a buck. Why is Peter Pan always flying? He neverlands. A man asks a farmer near a field, “Sorry sir, would you mind if I crossed your field instead of going around it? You see, I have to catch the 4:23 train.” The farmer says, “Sure, go right ahead. And if my bull sees you, you’ll even catch the 4:11 one.” A detective asks a woman, “So, your husband hanged himself?” Woman replies, “Yes, that is correct.” The suspicious detective continues, “But why does he have all those bruises on his head?”
“The old fool used an elastic rope!” I was sitting in a bar one day and two really large women came in, talking in an interesting accent. So I said, “Cool accent, are you two ladies from Ireland?” One of them snarled at me, “It’s Wales, dumbo!” So I corrected myself, “Oh, right, so are you two whales from Ireland?” That’s about as far as I remember. A naked women robbed a bank. Nobody could remember her face. A woman gets on a bus with her baby. The bus driver says: ‘’Ugh, that’s the ugliest baby I’ve ever seen!’’ The woman walks to the rear of the bus and sits down, fuming. She says to a man next to her: ‘’The driver just insulted me!’’ The man says: ‘’You go up there and tell him off. Go on, I’ll hold your monkey for you.’’ A young blonde woman is distraught because she fears her husband is having an affair, so she goes to a gun shop and buys a handgun. The next day she comes home to find her husband in bed with a beautiful redhead. She grabs the gun and holds it to her own head. The husband jumps out of bed, begging and pleading with her not to shoot herself. Hysterically the blonde responds to the husband, “Shut up...you’re next!’’
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ussies, Brits and Americans are some of the biggest sports fans in the world. Sometimes it’s hard to differentiate between the three nations in terms of being the biggest sports lovers. One of the main things you need to consider when holidaying in Pattaya is making sure you keep in touch with the ongoing world of live sport, which is why you need to visit the I-Rovers Sports Bar in the heart of Pattaya so you do not miss a single second from the sporting world in September. Open 24-hours per day, the I-Rovers Sports Bar is located in a prime position in the heart of Soi LK Metro and is the ultimate place to not only keep in touch with the world of live sport, but also to sample some of the best value for money Western-style food in the city. NFL and Sport in September Just a 5-minute walk from Pattaya Beach Road, the I-Rovers Sports Bar is home to 21 flat-screen TVs and a myriad of satellite channels that showcases all the biggest live sporting events form around the globe. If you are an American sports fan, the 8th September is a great day with the commencement of the brandnew NFL Football Season. You can catch all the games from now until the Superbowl in January at I-Rovers in full English-speaking commentary. It really is a wonderful month for American sports with the NCAA College Football Season kicking off, so make sure you make I-Rovers your first choice to see the action.
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Make sure you visit I-Rovers to keep in touch with the ongoing English Premier League Football (EPL) season, which has quite a following at the bar. Top-Notch Food If you are also looking for affordable food options in Pattaya, I-Rovers has a very popular menu that offers amazing value for money. If you are an American sports fan visiting I-Rovers for the NFL, come and sample their American Breakfast that includes a tea/coffee and an orange juice for ONLY 119 THB! Or start the day off in monumental fashion with their earth-shattering and Famous Baht Buster English Breakfast’ for as little as 129 THB. Their stunning food menu has a delicious choice of Thai food, sandwiches, main courses, amazing breakfasts daily specials and much more. If you are a fan of sports, most notably America sports, make I-Rovers your ultimate sports bar location this month to keep in touch with the NFL and NCAA.
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in Thailand We all hear about the all-too-common Thai trait of losing face. To be fair, itâ€™s not just a Thai thing, but prevalent in cultures right across Asia, especially in the south-eastern and far-eastern regions of the continent. But what does it really mean? It is extremely difficult for Westerners to truly understand how important losing face is in Thailand. It flies against all conventional and common sense wisdom, but is deeply rooted in Thai society to such a point where lies are not just forgiven, but overlooked as long as nobody loses face in a situation.
What does losing face really mean? Westerners sometimes think that the act of saving/losing face is a bit of a strange and even ridiculous concept, so the only way to explain it in our way of thinking is nobody likes to be embarrassed in front of other people. If someone insults you publicly and many people see that, especially those who you respect, this is similar to what losing face means in Thailand. It’s basically a blight or attack on your reputation in the eyes of others. It’s about what others think of you. I know this might seem strange, but I know Thai and Western joint marriages where the married Thai woman is okay with her husband having an affair with another woman, just as long as nobody knows about it and it doesn’t make her look bad, or lose face in her circle of friends. It’s more about appearances than truth. I suppose if we see it that way, most of the world is like that anyway. Saving Face in a Situation I once heard a great story from a Western man who has lived in Thailand for many years and understood the Thais need to save face. He was once riding in a taxi in Bangkok during the rush-hour. His Thai taxi driver was obviously getting miffed about the traffic and decided he didn’t want to take his fare to his desired location any longer. Instead of telling his customer that, the Thai taxi driver pretended that his car
engine had stopped working. He even went so far as to get out of the car in the middle of the busy Bangkok streets and to open the bonnet and try and fix the ‘problem’. The westerner knew the deal, and simply slid into the driver’s seat and began to start the car from the ignition. As if by magic, the car started first time, with the westerner shouting, “you have fixed the car, well done, it works now.” The western knew it, and the Thai taxi driver knew the Westerner knew it, but both acted like the car had just been fixed and the taxi driver took his ride to his desired destination. Nobody lost face or looked stupid because the Westerner did not make a scene. Everyone is happy. Joking with Your Thai Partner Do you know that Thai people don’t really point with their fingers? They point with their pursed lips in the desired direction. I was sat with my wife and two of my Western friends in a road-side bar in Phuket and proceeded to tell them about Thais pointing with their lips. They didn’t believe me. My wife happed to be looking the other direction, so I shouted ‘oi’ to her and then point my lips to the food vendor on the opposite side of the street. She immediately turned her head to see where I was pointing. My Western friends laughed their asses off, but my wife stopped taking to me for a few days. Why? Because I made her look stupid in front of her and my friends. They do not have a sense of humor about such things. The keys to understanding losing/ saving face in Thailand is never make fun out of a Thai person in front of other people, even if in your eyes it is just a light-hearted joke or harmless fun. Losing face is from a joke in Thailand.
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hen you come on holiday to have a great time and party the days and nights away, Pattaya and Jomtien are certainly epic choices. There are more bars in the region than you can possibly conceive, but when you want to find the best bars that offer the most jaw-dropping experience, let Pattaya City Uncovered point you in the right direction. The Country Road 4 in Jomtien is one such establishment that you canâ€™t afford to miss if you are searching for a great night out. Located in the convenient heart of the action on Thappraya Road in Jomtien, which is literally a 1-minute walk from Jomtien Beach, the Country Road 4 offers one of the most exciting nightlife experiences in the area and also has lots of parking at the front for bikes and cars. Positioned in the perfect party location, the bar has recently been refurbished, making it the perfect place to start and finish a night out, or to catch live sport throughout the day and night on their 6x 55-inch flat-screen TVs.
PARTY THE NIGHT AWAY The Country Road 4 has one of those special atmospheres that just makes you want to have a great time. They have lots of very friendly hostess girls who are always on hand to lubricate the wheels of fun and to ensure you are having a great time. The girls are friendly but never too pushy, unless you want them to be of course! Take advantage of the extensive drinks menu with lots of stunning cocktails, imported beers, spirits, some nice Proseccos and much more. There is a new food menu that is currently being created, which
is just being finalized and will be launched in the coming weeks, so keep your eye out for that. If you like a game of pool or two, the Country Road 4 has 3x 9ft Brunswick pool tables, alongside 3x 8ft tables with brand new fitted Simonis cloths. There are also darts areas with digitalized scoring systems. This is a great bar if you like to play pool and darts. Even if you are alone and fancy a game, there will always be a partner at Country Road.
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MIXX Discotheque voted “BEST NIGHTCLUB IN PATTAYA 2012”. MIXX Discotheque is Pattaya’s first ‘upmarket’ nightclub, in fact, MIXX Discotheque with the ROUGE CLUB and the CRYSTAL PALACE is two nightclubs in one! If cool house music is your preference MIXX Discotheque offers you the CRYSTAL PALACE playing the latest in House, Techno and Dance Tracks. For the Hip Hop Fans our ROUGE CLUB offers the best Hip Hop music in Pattaya. Both Clubs have the Best Audio and Lighting Effects available and both venues have regular Special Events. Admission is FREE and both have a wide range of exotic drinks. For a really great night in Pattaya only have ONE choice… MIXX Discotheque… SEE YOU THERE! MixxDiscothequePattaya MixxDiscotheque
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f you are a fan of sport and want to keep in touch with the action during your holiday in Pattaya, or you fancy a game of pool amidst the biggest and best pool venue in the city, Legends Pool & Sports Bar is just as the name suggests… Legendary! When you look for something different in the city, Legends is the perfect place to visit in September. Located just a 2-minute drive from Pattaya beach road, Legends is situated in a private spot just off the Pattaya Klang and Pattaya Third Road Intersection, making it a convenient place to visit no matter where you are staying in Pattaya. This massive, purpose-built pool facility has the best pool-playing conditions in the region and is also a great place for pool tournaments such as their inhouseSmokin’ Saturdays 9-Ball event. Their facilities include 11 Brunswick 9ft Metro Pro Tournament tables and purpose-built darts ochies, ideal for if you want a game of pool or darts. Whether you are a single person, a couple, a group of friends or even a family, Legends is the place to play pool. Even if you are by yourself, there is always someone on hand who will give you a game. It’s just that kind of place.
Live Sport in September and October If you are a fan of live sport and absolutely need to keep in touch with the sporting world while you are here in Pattaya, Legends has the perfect sports pub atmosphere and showcases all live sporting events from across the globe in full English-speaking cometary. They have several flat-screen TVs positioned throughout the venue, and the gargantuan 150” HD projector screen, which is the biggest and best screen in the city. If you are a fan of English Premier League (EPL), all televised games are shown live and direct at Legends. The venue has a great following for the EPL football league
so make sureyou get down their watch the games with likeminded individuals. Smokinâ€™ Saturday 9-Ball Comp The tournament takes place every Saturday from 6pm and is a double-elimination tournament with a fair handicap system and ball spots. This is a tournament anyone can enter. Make sure you get to Legends before 5pm on Saturdays so you can register. Whether you are seeking a vibrant sports bar experience with all live sporting events televised live and direct, or you fancy a game of pool or darts in the best conditions the city has to offer, the Legends Pool & Sports Bar will be your number-1 venue in September and October.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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