What you will need the first time
1. Two recent photographs 3.0cm high x 2.5 cm wide. 2. Health certificate available from most clinics and costs around 80 to 120 baht. 3. Passport with a current NON IMMIGRANT visa for Thailand. 4. Photocopies of : (each copy signed by you) (a) Non Immigrant Visa page in your passport. Include your "Entry to Thailand" stamp. (b) The page of your passport that has your photo and personal details. (c) Copy of your TM card. (the white card issued to you on entry into The Kingdom of Thailand.) (d) Copy of your current driverâ€™s license from your country or International license. 18
5. A letter from Immigration certifying your home address in Thailand. This costs 200 baht and you will need to give Immigration copies of your passport pages mentioned in a, b and c above as well as two passport size photos. Immigration is located in Soi 5 Jomtien. You will need to: a. Take a copy of your rental agreement (or your Chanot â€œdeedâ€? if you own a condo) for proof of address. b. Take your passport and 2 recent photos as mentioned above. (3.0cm high x 2.5 cm wide)
THIRD ROAD BUSINESS DIRECTORY ACCOMMODATION
MASSAGE & BEAUTY
0 3841 5410 Chonthicha Hair Zone & Spa
0 3872 3428
0 3841 4748
AUTO AND MOTORBIKE 93 Car Center Chalee Car Rent
08 5976 4398 0 3872 0412
T.K. Motorbike Rentals Yamaha / Honda / Suzuki
08 3492 7427 0 3837 3406
Pear Skin Clinic
SF Beauty & Spa Thai Massage
0 3848 9334 0 3837 3737
08 1333 1449
MOBILE SERVICES Mee Dee
24 Hr Service
08 1000 1005 0 3837 3410
0 3837 2879 V.K.V.A. Center 0 3837 4412 Pet Services
0 3837 4663
FURNITURE Sunbeach Gas Service Pattaya City Golf
0 3841 6909
Pattaya Driving Range
0 3841 3390 Health Clinic 08 7932 7126 Shiu Tzu House
GOLF / SPORTS
0 3837 0462
Fortune Trade K.B.S. Interlaw Thai Euro
0 3841 3984
0 3837 3216
REAL ESTATE SERVICES
0 3837 1369
Pattaya Medical Clinic
08 7613 2806
Land of Smile Dental Clinic
0 3841 3963 Italian Food 08 6322 9972 Le Parrot’s Bistro
MEDICAL / DENTAL
0 3842 3532
08 7055 9080 03 8426 413 0 3805 0151 0 3837 1585
Somtam Summakonq 08 1142 3411 Tamar Bakery Thip’s Café
0 3841 3057
0 38 42 9073
The Village Chippy 0 3842 4646
0 3842 1426
08 9485 9580
08 7085 3155
08 6256 0238
Komaraphat Herbs 0 3842 1192 Phattara Trading Specialist Clinic
038 052 495
038 422 825 Beer Garden
0 3842 6665
08 7996 2744
PHOTO / COPY CENTER
0 3837 3133
Farang Property Pattaya Sports Club 0 3836 1167 Orestone E&I
0 3837 3755
0 3841 0362
0 3842 6226
T: 038 424732, 038 424791 F: 038 424809
T: 038 427615, 038 427616
Phone: 038 488538 Fax: 038 488539
B UA K A O
T: 038 720583 080 646 7413 086 143 1222
Noel (Woodsy): Allan:
Tel : 087 505 8580 Email : email@example.com
831 7371, 081 996 1093
Tel/Fax : 038 426868 Mobile : 089 015 9322
SOI LENKE BUSINESS DIRECTORY Soi Lenke located in the very heart and center of Pattaya has a variety of excellent Restaurants and Pub fun. Friendly people, many whom have been coming here for years are happy to have a chat and pass on useful information. ACCOMMODATION
Dolphin Room for Rent JW. House Room for Rent La Cerise Guest House Pailin House New Nikom Court Opey De Placet Pleasure Cafe The Rock Place Valentines Guest Houset
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3842 1210 3841 0973 3841 1507 3848 8538 3848 8600 3842 4732 3841 0260 3841 6153 387 20583
BARS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Dolphin House Fon’s Bar Kanya Bar Le Katai Ned Kelly Bar Onyx Bar The Place 2 Bee Today Bar
Dental Hollywood J2S Pharmacy Arnong Thai Massage Keaw Massage
China Garden Jolly Friar La Cerise Loaf Bakery & Café Pizza21 Pleasure Café Thom’s Place
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3842 2217 1831 3872 3872 3872 7505 6108
1210 9556 7371 0952 0583 0310 8580 7597
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3872 9145 1538 7051
0889 5473 2377 6974
0 3872 0243 0 0 0 0 08 0 08
3842 3841 3841 3842 6643 3841 7978
5001 5402 1507 7615 3433 0260 4739
B.L. Travel Service Sea Wannakij Tours
0 3848 8454 0 3872 0710
0 3842 5813
MEDICAL / DENTAL
Sports and Activities When it comes to Sports and activities there is always something to do in Pattaya. Exercise facilities are virtually everywhere now. Elephant Trekking, Cabaret Shows, Discos, Beer Bars, a snake Farm, Scuba Diving, Para Sailing, Sky Diving, Bungy Jumping, Horse Back Riding, Fishing and even zip lining through the Jungle with the Flight of the Gibbons to just name a few. There truly is something for everyone here in Pattaya compared to virtually anywhere else in Thailand. Check out the directory in this section for phone numbers on some of these activities and more. Or breeze through the magazine to see more information on Scuba for example.
Spor ts /Outdo or Activi ties DIVE SOUTH EAST ASIA
Located on Pattaya Beach at the corner of Beach & Central Roads Tel. 038-362-300 Mobile 086-820-8873 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Web www.dive-sea.com SNORKELLING - SCUBA DIVING - FISHING Day trips to Turtle Island & Fantasy Reef! Learn to dive in one day! With PADI Discover Scuba Diving PADI courses - Open Water - Advanced – Rescue - Divemaster Speciality Training - Deep Diver - Nitrox - Wreck Diver English – Deutsch – Francaise Ask about our special 2 day PADI Open Water Diver program All trips & PADI courses include pick up from your hotel lunch fresh fruit water soft drinks tea & coffee
MERMAIDS DIVE CENTER PADI 5* CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Hanuman Statue and Soi White House in Jomtien Siam Bayview Hotel on Beach Road, Pattaya The Windmill Hotel in Naklua Tel: 038-303-333 Mobile: 086-143-5547 email@example.com www.mermaidsdivecenter.com BOAT TRIPS, SNORKELING, WRECK DIVING, PADI SPECIALTY AND PROFESSIONAL COURSES Mermaids Dive Center opened in Jomtien in 1990 and is one of South East Asia’s most established PADI CDC centers. Mermaids own and operate 4 boats on a daily basis, the only dive center to give our customers the unique opportunity to choose the sites where to snorkel or dive. DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING on the Far Islands in 1 day. Learn from an experienced PADI Instructor the thrill of diving underwater and discover the experience of a lifetime. If you want to get certiﬁed in scuba diving, take the PADI OPEN WATER course over 3 or 4 days. We are able to teach in German, Thai, Japanese, English and many other languages. Mermaids offer WRECK diving every day on the WW2 wreck “Hardeep” down at Samae San and regular trips out to the HTMS KHRAM and HTMS KOOD. Experience adventures in diving at its best. All activities include free collection to and from your hotel, lunch with fresh fruit and complimentary water, tea and coffee on the boat. All equipment needed for snorkeling or diving. Please ask us about our monthly special promotions. 36
OTHER SPORT & OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AEROBICS A free open-air aerobics class is held alongside the beach next to the junction of Beach Road and Soi Yodsak (Soi 6) daily at 6 p.m.
BADMINTON Ambassador City Sports Center Sukhumvit Road Tel. 0 3823 1501 / 4 Pattaya Badminton Club Soi 17 (near Third Road, South Pattaya) Tel. 0 3842 5397 / 0 3842 9532 Euro Badminton Club Soi Chaiyapruk2, Jomtien Tel. 0 3807 4434 / 0 8172 31627 (near Pattaya stadium) www.euro.ob.tc / index.html, Billiards / Pool / Snooker
POOL Hot Tuna Pool Club Walking Street (opposite Tony’s Entertainment Complex) Match Room P.S. Plaza (junction of Central Pattaya Road andSeond Road) Megabreak Pool Lounge www.megabreakpool.com on Soi 13 (Soi Diana Inn), between Second Road and Soi Buakhao Tim Bar Beer on Second Road (opposite Soi 12), www.timbarbeerpattaya.com There are three full-size tables at the very back of the cluster ofoutdoor beer bars on Soi Made In Thailand (next to the Made In Thailand Night Plazar, on Second Road)
BOWLING Bowling Plus (previously “Pattaya Bowl”) is on Second Road, at the junction with Soi Regent Marina (North Pattaya) Tel. 0 3842 9908 / 0 3842 9466 O.D. Bowl is on Pratamnak Road (South Pattaya) Open daily : 08:00-01:00 P.S. Bowling www.psbowling.com / pattayabowl.html, P.S. Plaza (junction of Central Pattaya Road and Second Road, above TOPS Supermarket) Tel. 0 3842 0965 / 6
BRIDGE Pattaya Bridge Club Tel. 08 3606 6880 www.pattayabridge.com Soi Fuenga, Central Pattaya, meets at the Bowling Green, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 1 p.m.
BUNGEE JUMPING Pattaya Bungy Jump Thepprasit Road, Soi 9 Tel. 0 3830 1209 38
CYCLING LA Bicycle 2, Thepprasit Road Tel. 0 3830 0606 / 953 Open : 09:00-20:00 (mid-range selection) Chaw Numchai Sukhumvit Road (opposite Siam Commercial Bank) Tel. 0 3822 2018 www.ch-numchai.com S.V. Bike Shop Thepprasit Road Tel. 0 3830 0378
FISHING Deep Sea Fishing excursions by Nature Service Tour (Tel. 0 3842 7660) North Pattaya Fishing Park (pictures geocities.com / zoomﬁshing / Soi 3 FishingPark.html) also known as “Soi 3 Fishing Park”
FLYING, PARAGLIDING & SKYDIVING Chonburi Flying Club www.chonburiﬂyingclub.com (CMT www.cmtﬂying.thailand.com) Eastern Flying Club Sukhumvit Road Soi 87 www.ﬂythailand.com / id31.htm airstrip is 5 km. Pattaya Airpark www.pattayaairpark.com airstrip is 20 km. south of Pattaya, adjacent to the Phoenix Golf Club Thai Flying Club www.thaiﬂyingclub.com is based at Bang Phra Airport, just north of Si Racha, about 30 minutes drive from Pattaya.
GOLFING The Golf Club 33 / 133 Soi L.K. Metro (near Soi Diana and Soi Buakhao, about 100 yards from the Areca Lodge), Tel.(66) 08 5434 3377, Fax: (66) 038 720 602, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.golfclubpattaya.com. The Mini Golf Pub Thappraya Road, Buddha Hill
DRIVING RANGES Diana Driving Range www.dianapattaya.co.th / 209 / 112 Moo 6, North Pattaya Road Tel. 0 3841 5212 / 23 Green Way Driving Range Sukhumvit Road Tel. 0 3823 2083 Pattaya Driving Range Third Road Tel. 0 3837 0462 / 3 Pride Driving Range Sukhumvit Road (previously “Dono” directly opposite Pattaya Central Road) Tel. 0 3848 8349 Tommy Driving Range Thepprasit Road - Tel. 0 3825 1564
FITNESS CENTERS Castra Praetoria Gym & Fitness. 61 / 17 M.10, Soi Khao Talo, East Pattaya, near Siam Royal View. email@example.com, www.thecastra.com 39
Central Pattaya Gym Pratamnak Road (next to Central Pattaya Hotel) Tel. 0 3836 4573 / 80 Tony’s Gym Located on Third Road and South Pattaya Road.
HORSEBACK RIDING Horseshoe Point 100 Moo 9, Tambon Pong Tel. 0 3873 5050 www.horseshoepoint.com Horse back riding Highway #36 (near Bira International Circuit - about 18 km. from Pattaya) www.horsepattaya.com / index. htm firstname.lastname@example.org Tel. 0 1302 0814 Pattaya Riding Club Thepprasit Road Tel. 0 3825 5888
HOT AIR BALLOONING Funk’s Ballonfahrten www.pattayaballoon.com Jet-skiing
MOTORSPORTS Bira International Circuit (Tel. 0 2280 3547 / 0 2522 1731/ 8) is about 15 km. from Pattaya on the Pattaya-Rayong Road (Highway #36 A.N. ATVs & Motocross Thepprasit Road (near Pattaya Kart Speedway) Tel. 0 4677 8452 / 0 5222 7882 K.R. Go-Kart 62 / 125 Moo 12, Thepprasit Road, Tel. 0 3830 0347 / 9 Pattaya Kart Speedway 248 / 2 Moo 12, Thepprasit Road, Tel. 0 3842 2044 www.karting-thailand.com Siam Karting Circuit 387 Moo 6, Sukhumvit Road (near Mini Siam) Tel. 0 3872 7410
MUAY THAI (THAI BOXING) Pattaya Kombat Village (Muay Thai Training School), Khaotalo Soi 8, Sukhumvit Road (opposite Thepprasit Road) Tel. +66-95433450 www.kombatgroup.com Sitpholek Boxing Centre 217 / 10 Sukhumvit Road (North Pattaya) Tel. 0 9934 5001 (English) / 0 9505 5840 (Thai) E-mail: email@example.com Tony’s Gym & Muay Thai Academy Third Road is Open : 2:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
OTHER ACTIVITIES Paintball Park 248 / 10 Moo 12, Thepprasit Road, Tel. 0 3830 0608 Open : 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Pattaya Panthers Rugby club - c / o Jameson’s The Irish Pub www.jamesons-pattaya.com, 80 / 146 Moo 9 Soi Sukrudee (Soi A.R.) Tel. +66-38415304 / 8 Pattaya Marathon (every year in June or July) websites:www.pattaya-marathon.com, www.thailandmarathon.org / pattayamarathon.html. 40
OTHER SPORT & OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES SAILING Blue Wave Watersports Asia (based at Ocean Marina Yacht Club) Tel. 0 8 1622 9372 www.bluewavewatersports.com Day sailing trips and boat charters. Gulf Charters Thailand Tel. 0 3823 7752 Fax: 0 3823 7751 www.gulfchartersthailand.com manages a ﬂeet of ten 32 foot to 70 foot catamaran and keelboat sailing yachts based at Ocean Marina (near Pattaya) and at Ko Chang Ocean Marina Yacht Club Sukhumvit Road (Sattahip) Tel. 0 237 310 / 23 Fax: 0 3823 7325 www.oceanmarinayachtclub.com Royal Varuna Yacht Club Pratamnak Road Tel. 0 3825 0116 / 0 3830 6290 Fax: 0 3825 0115 www.royal-varuna-yacht-club.com YachtPro Sailing School Tel. 0 81 622 9372
QUIZ NIGHTS Sportsman Inn soi 13, has a very popular quiz night every Thursday at 9 p.m. The Bowling Green soi X-Zyte, just off soi Buakhao, has a quiz night every Tuesday at 9 p.m.
SCUBA DIVING Adventure Divers and Watersports (Adventure Scuba) www.pattayadivers.com Tel. 0 38 710 899 Soi Yamato (Soi 13 / 1)0 3836 4453 (Tappraya Road) Aquanauts www.aquanautsdive.com Tel. 0 3836 1724 (Soi Yodsak (Soi 6) / Tel. 0 3871 0727 (Soi Pattayaland 1 (Soi 13 / 3) Dive South East Asia www.dive-sea.com Tel. 0 3836 2300 (Nova Lodge Hotel, Central Road) Mask and Finns www.maskandﬁnns.com Tel. 0 8 9071 0941 (Soi 4, Jomtien Beach Road) Mermaids Scuba Diving Center www.mermaiddive.com Tel. 0 3823 2219 / 220 (Jomtien Beach Road) Neptune Dive Center www.diveneptune.com Tel. 0 3837 1141 (North Pattaya Road) Paradise Scuba Divers www.tauchenthailand.de Tel.+Fax: 0 3871 0567 (Soi 10) / Tel.+Fax: 0 3830 3333 (Jomtien) P J Scuba www.pjscuba.com Tel. 0 1864 4490 (Jomtien Beach Road) Scuba Tek Dive Center firstname.lastname@example.org Tel. 0 3836 1616 (Second Road) Seaduction Dive Center email@example.com Tel. 0 6076 5668 (Bali Hai Pier) Seafari Dive Center www.seafari.co.th Tel. 0 3842 9060 (Soi 5) 41
OTHER SPORT & OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES SHOOTING Pattaya Shooting Club and Fishing Park Soi Wat Huay-Yai, Sukhumvit Road (10 minutes from town centre) Tel. 0 3825 5488 Tiffany’s Shooting Rang Second Road (Tiffany’s Show building) ground ﬂoor) Tel. 0 3842 1700 / 5 Fax: 0 3842 1711
SWIMMING Honey Inn, Mike Shopping Mall Thai Garden Resort,
TENNIS Pattaya Tennis Association www.tennispattaya.com
TOUR AND TRAVEL ACCOMMODATION PNS Tour Tel. 08 1450 2953
WATERSKIING & WAKEBOARDING Air-Time Watersports Camp Dok Krai Lakeside Resort, Dok Krai Reservoir (Rayong) Tel.0 1861 6736 www.air-time.net Club Taco Water Cable Ski (kilometre 14, Bang Na Road) Lakeland Water Cable Ski (Highway #3 Tel.0 3823 2690 / 2 about 5 km. from Pattaya
WINDSURFING & KITEBOARDING Club Loong Chat Watersport Club www.clubloongchat.com (on the beach by the Pinnacle Hotel) Pattaya Air Park is located at Ban Amphoe, Bang Lamung District, information Tel. 08 6374 1718 Chon Buri Flying Club is in Bang Phra District, information Tel. 0 3829 8202, 08 1377 8447 CMT Flying Club Tel. 0 3827 3250-7 for more information
HORSE CLUB Jo Jo Horse Club firstname.lastname@example.org Marina inn, Na Kluea Soi 12 Road. Tel. 0 3822 5149 Horseshoe Point Club Soi Siam Country Road for more information, Tel. 0 3825 3500
GO CART Pattaya Cart Speedway is at 248 / 2 Mu 2, Thepprasit Road For more information Tel. 0 3842 2044 Bira Internation Circuit Highway No. 36, 15 km. from the centre of Pattaya. For more information, Tel. 0 2280 3547, 0 2522 1731-8, 0 2971 6450 KR Go-Cart Grand Prix is on Thepprasit Road, prior to Jomtien Beach, For more information, Tel. 0 3830 0347-9 Fairtex Sport Club and Hotel - North Pattaya Road. Contact - Tel. 0 3848 8196, 0 3848 8657 www.fairtexpattaya.com 42
i Massage The History of Tha
Thai massage is believed to have been developed by Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha, physician to Buddha, more than 2,500 years ago in India. It made its way to Thailand, where the techniques and principles gradually became inﬂuenced by traditional Chinese medicine. Thai massage is an ancient Ayurvedic healing art. Through application of pressure on energy lines and points, and a vast array of passive stretching movements performed with the hands, feet, knees and elbow’s, the body experiences profound relaxation, peripheral stimulation of internal organs, increased ﬂexibility and increased flow of energy. It is performed on a futon on the ﬂoor with the client comfortably dressed.
For centuries, Thai massage was performed by monks as one component of Thai medicine. The best thing about Thai massage is that, like yoga you get ﬂexibility, inner organ massage, oxygenation of the blood and quieting of the mind. Through deep muscle stretching, joint release and emphasis on the breath, Thai massage offers many of the same beneﬁts as yoga. It’s amazing how much more we are able to move when another person is providing assistance and encouraging us to relax. It is an interactive form of bodywork, quite unlike any other Western or Eastern forms. While it does include work by the practitioner kneading muscles, what makes it particularly helpful is its unique stretching. You remain passive while the practitioner does the movements to you. .
Virtually every kind of massage is available in Pattaya but the four basic massages you will ﬁnd are: 1. Thai Traditional Massage – involves a vigorous treatment of over 80 areas of the body. Using hand pressure and even the masseuse’s own body to apply forces, the aim is to work speciﬁc pressure points and to re-align energy lines in the body. In Pattaya you will ﬁnd traditional massage venues at almost every street corner. Most places are small, with about 5-10 almost exclusively female staff. The venues are clean but not overly fashionable. Massages are given in a common room, with curtains in between customers. The recommended time for a massage is 2 hours. This is now mostly priced at 300 baht, but you should give a tip of 50-100 baht to the massage girl separately.
To open a massage venue, the masseuses need to be certiﬁed (at least some will be). There is an easy way to figure out whether someone has been trained properly in the art of Massage. At the beginning of the massage the masseuse will pressure your femoral arteries on your legs
on both sides for about 15-30 seconds. If done properly, you will feel your arteries pumping vigorously against the girl’s wrist. If this does not happen, it means they are not capable to ﬁnd the proper location, applying the right pressure in that area.
After the legs usually the arms are massaged. The last and most pleasurable part of the massage will concentrate on your back and neck. Lightly built girls will walk all over you and massage you with their heels. When they make you sit up, they will probably want to crack your spine. If you are uncomfortable with this you should tell them. Body language will usually be understood, and some of the girls will ask you whether they can do it.
Traditional Thai Massage can be found every where in Pattaya. Along Soi Bukhao, Walking Street, South Pattaya Road they are almost on every corner.
2. Oil Massage - not as strong and vigorous as Traditional Thai Massage specially blended oils are used in deep muscle treatment. Oil massage is more highly priced than traditional Thai massage at about 300-400 baht per hour. It is a different kind of massage all together. You have to take off all of your clothes (for traditional massage, you are given a pajama outﬁt). There may be some traditional massage added to it, but oil massage mostly consists of gently rubbing the skin all over your body. As it turns out, as you are male and in the nude, the masseuse girl will at the end most likely ask you whether you need some ‘special’ massage. She might be disappointed if you decline this offer.
3. Foot Massage - According to Chinese medicine, the sensory nerves of the internal organs that spread throughout the body are mainly gathered around the soles of the feet. Therefore, the massage is effective in stimulating the functions of the internal organs.
Another advantage of this therapy is that there is no risk. Expert masseurs will deal with the critical points on the feet with utmost care. The pain felt there will disappear when the masseur ﬁnishes the process. For a full hour you will get attention concentrated solely on your feet and lower legs. So if you had a long day of sightseeing, it may look very appealing. Prices are at about 250 baht for an hour. 4. Sexual Massage - For those who’ve not yet been privileged enough to experience a Thai body massage, you’re in for the experience of a lifetime, literally! It’s a heavenly transport of delight.
First, though, you need to be aware that a body massage is radically different from a regular Thai massage, which consists of being pounded and pummeled by malicious sadists. The other normal Thai massage is a gentler foot massage, designed to induce relaxation. Ladies sitting behind glass window in the massage parlour
The introduction to a Thai sexual massage starts in the Massage Parlour. You will usually be introduced to a dozen or more women sitting behind a glass partition (ﬁsh bowl) and after making your choice, you will after paying the fee of approximately 1,500 Baht plus drinks, follow the woman of your choice, armed with a bagful of soap products and sponges, to lead you by the hand to the allocated bath and relaxation room, where you both disrobe and don towels. She then lies you down on a pneumatic lie-lo, takes off both of your towels and proceeds to soap you all over with a sponge, turning you over as necessary. During this time, your mind is churning through endless possibilities, either in delicious anticipation, if you’re already experienced, or in wild, erotic fantasies, if you’re not.
Following this, she runs you a hot bath. Then you’re led to a bathtub and helped in. After which, the fun begins and, believe me, even in your wildest reveries, you won’t be able to conjure up the delights which are to follow! She ﬁrst soaps herself all over using aromatic, liquid soap, producing a rich, oily lather and then she proceeds to soap you all over, likewise. Then your Siamese sanooky (Thai for enjoyment) begins to use her body as a sponge.
This beautiful, slim, young, maiden with rippling, gentle curves of supple power begins to wrap herself around you in ways that defy description; sinuously sliding up and down your body until you are both totally breathless with desire. Under, over, sideways she slides, so far and no further, pausing and sliding away, just as you’re burning to enter her. This continues for about 15 excruciatingly tantalizing minutes, by which time you’re totally insatiable.
What conditions is Thai massage used for?
Many people ﬁnd that Thai massage has the following beneﬁts: relaxes reduces stress improves circulation increases energy increases ﬂexibility improves range of motion centers the mind and body
Massage is not recommended for certain people: infectious skin disease, rash, or open wounds immediately after surgery immediately after chemotherapy or radiation, unless recommended by your doctor prone to blood clots. There is a risk of blood clots being dislodged. If you have heart disease, check with your doctor before having a massage pregnant women should check with their doctor first if they are considering getting a massage. Massage in pregnant women should be done by massage therapists who are certiﬁed in pregnancy massage.
massage should not be done directly over bruises, inﬂamed skin, unhealed wounds, tumors, abdominal hernia, or areas of recent fractures.
Don’t eat a heavy meal before the massage If it’s your ﬁrst time at the clinic or spa, arrive at least 10 minutes early to complete the necessary forms. Otherwise, arrive 5 minutes early so you can have a few minutes to rest and relax before starting the massage. Be sure that your massage therapist has your complete health history, because people with certain conditions should not have Thai massage. If you feel discomfort at any time, let your massage therapist know. Well, there you have it. Finding the right massage venue and Masseuse I suppose is a lot like finding a good Barber. Regardless of what kind of massage you prefer, through a little trial and error you will ﬁnd your favorite place and Masseuse.
There are several good Massage Venues The Pattaya Traveller would like to recommend. Traditional / Oil – The Oasis Spa – located off of Thapraya Road on the way to Jomtien on the left side before they offer a wide variety of services. (038) 364-070 Nana Happy Hand Massage – located off of Third Road past South Pattaya Road on the right side opposite Soi 33. Open 10 a.m. until Midnight (082) 255-0014 Dream Teen Massage – Located on Soi 21 between Soi Bua Khao and Third Road. (038) 411-105 www.dream-teen-pattaya.com Among Thai Masssage – Soi Lenke – (081) 5382377
Keaw Massage – Soi Lenke – (087) 051-6974 PP Beauty and Spa – Third Road (038) 373-737 Chonthicha – (083) 492-7427
Cl ini cs AESTHICA - Weight Loss, Rejuvenation & Laser Center
Located on Pattaya 2nd Rd, opposite Bangkok Bank, Next to Soi 6/1 Tel: 038-362-400, 081-926-2547, 089-831-4009 Open daily 10 am. to 8 pm. Website: www.aesthica.com In Pattaya, there are a lot of Beauty Centers where Facial & Body Treatment services are offered but not supervised by a licensed Cosmetic Doctor. Aesthica is unique, supervised by Dr. Jirawat, he provides three basic services; Weight Loss, Rejuvenation & Laser Center. Aesthica has 11 treatment rooms equipped with the latest technology on Facial and Body therapy. For losing Belly fat and sculpting your body, Laser-Fat Reduction is the most advanced Non â€“ Surgical treatment in the country. Aesthica also offers Botox Injection, Filler and Mesotherapy to eliminate your wrinkles and enhance your Facial appearance. Just give them a call or visit the doctor and his friendly nurses will give you a free consultation and suggest the best treatment for you.
GPS LOCATION : 12.923083 100.877938
Pattaya Royal Beauty Clinic
Located in the first Soi past Foodland off of Central Pattaya Road in Soi Town in Town Tel: 038-410-062 or 081-344-9919 E-mail: email@example.com Whether you are a man or a woman, anyone over 40 years of age can use a little bit of cosmetic help. Thailand has always been a leading player in the ďŹ eld of cosmetic surgery. Dr. Tongsuk besides being a Member on the Board of General Surgery as well as the Board of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery has been helping people in Pattaya for over 20 years. Formerly known as The Pakorn Clinic Dr. Tongsuk is well re-known for his ability to convert minor and major cosmetic challenges into cosmetic successes. He is an ex-consultant at PIC and Bangkok Pattaya Hospital. Whether you are looking to erase some of the basic signs of aging through a basic face lift or wanting to lose excessive weight that will never come off by utilizing the newest methods of Liposuction or maybe youâ€™re looking for breast augmentation we can help. Nose reduction is also available. Just give us a call or stop on by and we will give you a no cost no obligation to buy consultation any time. Pick up and delivery service is provided free of charge for all services done at best private hospital. We invite you to come for free consultation in our office at Soi Town in Town and all surgeries are done at a private hospital. 52
Massage NANA BAR & MASSAGE Girls and Ladyboys. All Drinks Fair Prices Pool Table, Wii-Sports,Wi-Fi, www.massage-bar-pattaya.com 08 65 56 08 16. Located on the third Road, near Pattaya Tai, Opposite Soi 33" By the way, I sell my business, (I give 5% for the one who find the buyer) : Nana Bar 124/128-129 Third Road. Central Pattaya: Business for sale (5 min. from Walking Street), 2.2M Bahts (54 000 Euros) with company name and work permit. Big Bar with terrace (70 seats), Pool Table, 2 flat TV screens. 10 massage cabins, small kitchen equipped, 5 bedrooms + bossâ€™s bedroom, 4 storeys + terrace on the 5th floor. Easy parking around, contract 3 years renewable, rent 50,000B/ month, no key money. Tel : 08.65.56.08.16. 53
Massage Dream Teen Massage
Soi 21 between Soi Bua Khao and 3rd Road Tel: 038-411-105 Visit our Web site www.dream-teen-pattaya.com Opened January 1st, Dream Teen offers a new concept in sensual and exotic massage. All girls are young, attractive and specially trained to give you personalized massage which is relaxing and sensually stimulating. You get to choose the girl of your dreams from an album in the comfort of our reception area or from the Internet. If you so desire, one of our hostesses can visit you in the privacy of your hotel room. All services are provided in private air-conditioned rooms equipped with showers.
Music Venues Hard Rock Cafe
Located on off of Second Road or off of Beach Road After Central Road going North and before Central going South from North Pattaya. Tel: 038-426-635 “Headrush” the Philipino house’s band on everynight except Monday start from 9.30 p.m. onwards Come and enjoy the authentic American food & bring your friends for a great time. The best burger & best ribs in Pattaya 54
Here’s To Your Health Pattaya Reflexology The Art of Feeling Good In this month’s issue of Here’s To Your Health in staying congruent with the central theme of this month’s magazine Massage - I thought touching on the subject of Reﬂexology or what most people know as Foot Massage would be a good idea. It seems there is hardly a corner of town these days that does not have something relative to Thai massage and foot massage. I think it could be said that the popularity of massage in Thailand has grown signiﬁcantly as more and more people discover the beneﬁts. And there are truly many beneﬁts than can be gained and as inexpensive as it is, Pattaya is a great place to get indoctrinated into the practice.
Reflexology What is Reflexology?
Reﬂexology is the application of appropriate pressure to speciﬁc points and areas on the feet, hands, or ears. Reflexologists believe that these areas and reﬂex points correspond to different body organs and systems, and that pressing them has a beneﬁcial effect on the organs and person’s general health. For example, reﬂexology holds that a speciﬁc spot in the arch of the foot corresponds to the bladder point. When a reﬂexology practitioner uses thumbs or ﬁngers to apply appropriate pressure to this area, it affects bladder functioning. 55
Although reﬂexology is not used to diagnose or cure health disorders, millions of people around the world use it to complement other treatments when addressing conditions like anxiety, asthma, cancer treatment, cardiovascular issues, diabetes, headaches, kidney function, PMS, and sinusitis. Reflexology is growing increasingly popular across Europe and Asia as both a complement to other treatments and as a preventive measure. One example is Denmark, where various municipalities and companies have employed reﬂexologists since the early ‘90s. According to several studies, this practice in Denmark has resulted in reduced sick leave and absenteeism (and significant economic savings for the employers). Employees have consistently reported complete or partial improvement in conditions where they sought reﬂexologists’ help and even relief for additional problems related to stress. In one municipal district, almost one-third of the employees reported greater satisfaction with their jobs after completing six sessions with a reﬂexologist.
Where are the reflexology points and areas? In reﬂexology theory, points and areas on the feet, hands, and ears correspond to speciﬁc organs, bones and body systems. Practitioners access these points on the feet and hands (bottom, sides, and top) and the ear (both inside as far as the ﬁnger can reach and outside) to affect organs and systems throughout the entire body. Maps of reﬂex points have been passed between practitioners across the globe. Understandably, there is not agreement among all reﬂexologists on all points; however, general agreement does exist on major reﬂex points. Some scientific documentation of linkages between the skin and internal organs also exists. 56
To represent how the body systems correspond to one another, reﬂexologists use reﬂexology “maps.” A good example of a reﬂexology map exists for the feet. Each foot represents a vertical half of the body: ì The left foot corresponds to the left side of the body and all organs, valves, etc. found there. ì The right foot corresponds to the right side of the body and all organs found there. For example, the liver is on the right side of the body, and therefore the corresponding reﬂex area is on the right foot. The illustration to the right shows a reﬂexology map for the feet. For a map of the hands, see www.reﬂexology-research.com A reﬂexologist may perform a general, integrated session, or may focus on speciﬁc problem areas on the feet, hands or ears. For example, if time is limited and the person really needs to relax, the reﬂexologist may choose just to work on the ears. Whatever the approach, the reﬂexologist attempts to release congestion or stress in the nervous system and balance the body’s energy.
How does reflexology relate to other therapies?
Acupuncture and Acupressure: Reﬂexology is similar to acupuncture and acupressure in that it works with the body’s vital energy through the stimulation of points on the body. However, acupuncture/acupressure points do not always coincide with the reﬂex points used in reﬂexology. Reﬂexology and acupressure are both “reﬂex” therapies in that they work with points on one part of the body to affect other parts of the body. While reflexology uses reflexes that are in an orderly arrangement resembling a shape of the human body on the feet, hands, and outer ears, acupressure uses over 800 reﬂex points that are found along long thin energy lines called meridians that run the length of the entire body. How Does Reﬂexology differ from Massage? Some people confuse reflexology with massage. While both massage and reflexology use touch, the approaches are very different. 57
ì Massage is the systematic manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, using speciﬁc techniques (for example, tapping, kneading, stroking, and friction) to relax the muscles. ì Reﬂexology focuses on reﬂex maps of points and areas of the body in the feet, hands, and ears using unique micromovement techniques such as thumb or ﬁnger walking and hook and backup to create a response throughout the body. In short, massage therapists work “from the outside in,” manipulating speciﬁc muscle groups or fascia to release tension. Reﬂexology practitioners see themselves as working “from the inside out” stimulating the nervous system to release tension. Another difference betweenmassage and reﬂexology is that a client will stay fully clothed for a reﬂexology session except for removing footwear, whereas clients remove clothing for a massage session.
Where does reflexology come from?
Because reﬂexology is an ancient practice, its origin and history is difﬁcult to track. However, reﬂexology is thought to have been passed down through an oral tradition, and possibly ﬁrst recorded as a pictograph on the Egyptian tomb of Ankhamor in 2330 BC along with other medical procedures. Reflexology symbols are also thought to be recorded on the feet of statues of Buddha in India and later China. The Chinese classic, the Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine, which was written around 1,000 BC, has a chapter on “Examining Foot Method” and is the beginning of discussions in print about the connection of life force and points and areas on the feet. It is believed that Marco Polo translated a Chinese massage book into Italian in the 1300s, thus introducing reﬂexology and massage to Europe. Finding a good place for reﬂexology is quite easy here in Pattaya. Experiment and try several as the one you like the best will most probably be the one you feel the most comfortable in.
Everyone knows before they get here that Pattaya is an Entertainment town like no other. There is truly something for everyone here and this does not mean just girls or just men or anything in between. But rather, entertainment comes in all shapes and sizes. If live music is your thing, then there are a lot of great places around. Just as there are Go-Goâ€™s, Beer Bars, Gay Clubs. LadyBoy Venues and Cabaret.
The great thing about Pattaya is that Entertainment is never far away. Just step outside your hotel room any time of the day or night and there are smiles to be had and entertainment to enjoy. Keep your wits about you. Walking Street is considered a Disneyland for Adults but not for kids who canâ€™t handle their drinks or do not have enough street knowledge to play safe.
Beer bars are a good way to keep your spending within a reasonable limit, most times.
Whichever you choose, make sure you are polite to everyone including the local people and stay within reasonable sobriety limits so as to have good judgement. If you really want to see the other side of a not so great night, visit the Soi 9 Police Dept on any given night around 3 AM and you will observe the myriad of situations that can happen in an exciting place like Pattaya. There is a lot of fun to be had if you use your common sense. 59
Spotli ght On
The Thai National Anthem I remember the first time I came to Thailand and went to a movie with a date. When everyone got up to respect the National Anthem, I thought it was some kind of emergency drill and expected everyone to be running out of the theatre. Now, 20 years later, this has become one of the common backdrops of my life here. You will hear it in the morning at 8 A.M. and at night at 6 P.M.
Think of how cool it would be if you could actually sing the words to this song the next time you are together and it plays. WOW!
The National Anthem of Thailand was adopted on 10 December 1939. The melody was composed by Phra Jenduriyang (Peter Feit) and the words are by Luang Saranuprapan. Phleng Chat (Thai : à¾Å§ªÒµÔ ), literally meaning "national anthem", is a general word for national anthem. Phleng Chat Thai (Thai : à¾Å§ªÒµÔä·Â), Thailand's national anthem, is also used to refer to this specific song.
The anthem was composed a few days after the 1932 coup in the tune vaguely similar to the national anthem of Poland, Poland Is Not Yet Lost, and was ﬁrst broadcast in July 1932. The original lyrics were by Khun Wichitmatra. Before 1932, Phleng Sansoen Phra Barami (the Royal Anthem) was used as the national anthem of Siam.
In 1934, Thai Government launched the competitions for the official national anthem, both with music and lyrics. For the music, Jangwang Tua Patayakosol composed another tune in a more traditional style called "Phleng Maha Nimit" for making the decision to the government but they still selected Phra Jenduriyang's melody because it sounded more modern. After that, in the competition for the lyrics with Phra Jenduriyang's music, the original words by Khun Wichitmatra won the ﬁrst prize and still used as an ofﬁcial lyrics with, however, a minor edit and an additional version which wrote by Chan Khamvilai and won the second prize. In 1939, when the name of the country was changed from Siam to Thailand, a competition was launched to create new lyrics, with those by Luang Saranuprapan winning. Prime minister Phibunsongkhram ordered the anthem to be played every day at 8.00 and 18.00, and ordering the populace to stand up to show respect for the nation. That law is still in force today.
THAI LYRICS THAI TRANSCRIPTION
prà-thêt thai ruam lûeat-núea chât chúea thai,
pen prà-cha rát, phà-thai khŏng thai thúk sùan,
yù dam-rong khong wái dâi tháng muan,
dûay thai lúan măi, rák să-mák-khi,
thai ní rák sà-ngòp, tàe thŭeng róp mâi-khlàt,
èk-kà-rât jà mâi hâi khrai khòm khì,
sà-là lûeat thúk yàt pen chât phli,
à¶ÅÔ§»ÃÐà·ÈªÒµÔä·Â·ÇÕ ÁÕªÑÂ ªâÂ
thà-loeng prà-thêt chât thai thá-wi mi chai chá-yo.
First English Second English Third English translation translation translation Thailand unites ﬂesh and blood of Thais,
Thailand unites its people with ﬂesh and blood,
Thailand embraces in its bosom all people of Thai blood,
Nation of the people; belonging to the Thais in every respect.
Land of Thailand belongs to the Thais.
Every inch of Thailand belongs to the Thais.
Long maintained [has been] the independence,
Long maintained its sovereignty,
It has long maintained its sovereignty,
Because the Thais seek, and love, unity.
All Thais intend to unite together.
Because the Thais have always been united.
Thais are peaceloving, But at war we're no cowards.
Thais are peaceloving, no cowards at distress.
The Thai people are peace-loving, But they are no cowards at war.
Sovereignty will They shall allow no one not be threatened. to rob them of freedom.
Nor shall they suffer tyranny.
They will sacriﬁce every drop of their blood to contribute to the nation,
Sacriﬁcing every drop of blood for the nation,
All Thais are ready to give up every drop of blood,
Hail the nation of Thailand, long last the victory, Hurrah.
They will serve their country with pride and prestige, full of victory. Chai Yo (Cheers).
For the nation's safety, freedom and progress.
Sheet music of Phleng Chat in 1934, in use with the longer lyrics until 1939
Cooking School Happy Home Thai Cooking School 81/65 Pattaya Klang, Soi 14 (Thidawan), Nongplue, Banglamung (Just North of Central Pattaya Rd. and Soi Buakhao) Tel: 084-417-5258 Webpage: www.HappyHome-ThaiCookingSchool.com Email: info@HappyHome-ThaiCookingSchool.com The Happy Home Thai Cooking School offers private and group Thai cooking lessons in a convenient and quiet residential area in Central Pattaya. All classes are taught in English and involve hands-on preparation and cooking. Each of the ﬁve basic classes begins with a trip to the market and includes the teaching of four separate dishes. AM (9am – Noon) or PM (1pm – 4pm) classes are offered Wed through Sun. The price for one basic class is 1000 Baht (discounts for multiple classes). Regional intermediate classes (Lanna and Issan) are available on Mon and Tue in the AM or PM for 1500 Baht/class (5 dishes). The prices include all ingredients, instruction, food you cook, and recipe booklet. For detailed information see our website or call directly. Come learn the joy and beauty of Thai cooking with us. Open 7 days/week with AM or PM classes!
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Sovereign coin operated pool table. Comes with pool table light ﬁtting, a set of illuminating balls, and triangle. Cues and rests are available with the table. I have 6 of these tables for sale. They are all almost new, and have no damage. Can deliver locally. Discounts may apply if more than 1 table are purchased at the same time. Price is ﬂexible. Open to sensible offers. 75,000 THB Contact Person: Lee Location: Pattaya, South Pattaya Phone Number: 901231497 Clavel Traveller -N”, accoustic travel guitar, steel strings. Small body with normal neck. NOT a toy, but a quality instrument for excercising while on tour. Size roughly like an Ukulele w long neck. Gig bag, strap, new strings. Only played 1 hr- nearly new. Was 3500 B+ in Nong Khai, a couple of years ago (have receipt). Has been sitting in storage. Made in China, like most instruments nowadays. Bargain! 2,800.00 THB Contact Person: Mr Pekka Location: Pattaya, Pratumnak Phone Number: +66870560631 Brand New Sony double din 7” Inch DVD/TV/Bluetooth/Radio/Gps Function/ USB/SD Card. Plays all the normal VCD/DVD formats etc, usual standard connections for external amp Audio video etc. Boxed with Remote Control and user Manual. Costs new at tutcom Pattaya 13500bht sell for 7500bht 7,500.00 THB Contact Person: Kan Location: Pattaya, East Pattaya Phone Number: 038406492....0897539751 New, never used running track, was bought for 17000 TB TREO FITNESS, 12 pre-set programms, heart rate reading, large LCD display! 0897672985, 0827098685, English CAN NEGOTIATE!!!... 11,900.00 THB Contact Person: Tasha Location: Pattaya, Baan Lamung Phone Number: 897672985 English Pool table size 8 by 4 Ft for sale in near new condition. This is 6 leg wooden table with a Granite top, with pool pockets (larger and straight) and not snooker pockets (small and round). Relocating so need to sell quickly. Table is in immaculate condition. Comes with new/unused green felt. Will deliver free to any location to serious buyer. Asking 35,000 Baht. Price include fuel/set-up etc. Age of table; 5 months old. Accessories supplied with the table such as a set of pool balls, 1 triangle, 3 pool cues, chalks, a table brush and a table cover. Interested please send reply or call 0815657535. 35,000.00 THB Contact Person: Joseph Location: Bangkok Phone Number: 815657535 Watch BBC Iplayer, ITV player, Sky TV From Thailand for FREE with TV Anywhere 13 Jun 2011 01:17 AM It’s now possible to watch live and catch up TV from your home country; from the comfort of your own residence anywhere in the world. This service provides expats from around the world, who have an interest to stay connected with there own country’s TV stations. You can also try for FREE from are download link Using our foriegn based servers, you will be able to access UK, US, European and any other country that streams TV, that is normally blocked from the country you are residing. If you are an expat or tourist and frustrated at being blocked from your favourite TV stations and some websites from home, then you have come to right place. A computer and internet connection is required Download now from: http://www.phuket-uncovered.com/en/tv-anywhere/download Contact Person: Max Location: Pattaya 72 858805170 50 Phone Number:
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The Telecommunication Centre The Telephone Organization The Marine Police Station Highway Police Station
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Central Pattaya Areca Lodge Chaiyapoon Inn Hotel Diana Dragon Apartment Diana Millennium House Golden Beach Hotel
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Grand Sole Hotel Green Hotel Loma Hotel Little Duck Hotel Max Hotel Mercure Hotel Montien Pattaya Nova Lodge Palm Lodge Pattaya Centre Hotel Queen Pattaya Hotel Royal Century Shagwell Mansions Siam Sawasdee Hotel Sunshine Hotel Thai Palace Hotel Town In Town Hotel
0-3842-7551-5 0-3842-3555 0-3842-0589-90 0-3842-8065, 0-3842-8104-5 0-3842-4692, 0-3871-0905 0-3842-5050 0-3842-8155, 0-3842-8255 0-3842-0016-7 0-3842-8779-80 0-3842-5877-8, 0-3842-0492-3 0-3842-8234, 0-3842-9915 0-3842-7800-9 0-3837-4562-3 0-3872-0329, 0-3872-0330 0-3842-9247, 0-3842-9910 0-3842-3062-3 0-3842-6353-4
Areeya Place Bonkai Resort Central Pattaya Hotel Diamond Beach Hotel Diana Inn Hill Beach Hotel Honey Inn Honey Lodge Lek Hotel Mike Hotel Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa Penthouse
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Siam Bayshore Siam Bayview Sugar Hut The Residence Garden
Ambassador City Jomtien Golden Beach Resort Jomtien Boathouse Jomtien Palm Beach Resort Mermaid’s Beach Resort Pattaya Park Beach Hotel Sigma Resort Club Pattaya Jomtien Bay View Mermaid’s Beach Resort Marine Beach Resort Pattaya Park Beach Resort
Welcome Jomtien Beach Hotel White House
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Ai r l i ne s Bangkok Airways Kuwait Airways Thai Airways Int’l (TG)
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B an k s
Bangkok Bank Bank of Ayudhya (Thanon Pattaya, Tai Branch)
0-3822-2370-4 0-3842-6907-8 0-3842-5524-5
Kasikorn Bank Krungthai Bank Siam Commercial Bank United Overseas Bank (UOB)
B e au t y
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T r e a t m en t s
Aesthica Weight Loss & Botox Center 0-3836-2400-1 Pattaya Royal Beauty Clinic 0-3841-0062
Boa t Hire Mermaids Dive School Mermaids Beach Resort
0-3823-2219, 08-77035-9334 08-1494-0186
C a r R ent al DV Rent-A-Car
Co oki n g Sch ool Happy Home Thai Cooking School 08-4417-5258
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Ga m e Baan Game
G o lf Bangphra Intl. Golf Club Burapha Golf Club Diana Driving Range Eastern Star Golf Course Fairplay Mini Golf Golf Adventure Khao Kheow Country Club Laem Chabang Intl. Country Club Natural Park Hill Golf Club Noble Place Golf Resort and Country Club Pattaya Country Club Phoenix Golf & Country Club Phutaluang Royal Thai Navy Golf Course
H e al t h &
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F it n e ss
Pungpon Acuncturist Clinic 08-9660-0809 Sitpholek Muaythai Sports Center 08-6561-0838
Lan g uage & Comp ut e r Sch o o ls
LC International Languages and Computer School
Pattaya Education & Computer School (P.E.C) Pattaya School of Language & Computer (P.L.C) PROGRESS Language & Computer School Text-And-Talk Academy
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L im o u si n e Thai Limousine Service
Se r v i c e 0-3842-3140-1
M a s s a ge
Happy Hand Massage 08-2255-0014 Siam Massage & Siam Facial Massage 03-8710-975
M e d i c al C l i n ic s
Dr. Olivier (See South Pattaya Map) 0-3872-3600, 08-6827-6922 Eye Clinic (Dr. Jirawat) 08-9831-4009 Alcoholics Anonymous 08-4563-1671 08-4564-8479
Mot or c y cle Re n t a l 24 Hou r s T&A
Mot or c y cle Sale s & R epair
Iron Horse Motorcycles
Blue Lagoon Kiteboarding LivePlay Outdoor Stables Pattaya
A c ti v i t i e s 08-5134-9588 0-3825-5381 08-1302-0814
Pen Pal s
Gary Graeme Jones D-2, Bang Kwang Prison 117 Nonthaburi Road Nonthaburi 11000 For more information: GaryGraemeJones@googlegroups.com http://groups.google.co.uk/group/GaryGraemeJones DAK
P h ot o g r a p h y
Art Cafe Crazy Dave’s Bar & Diner Da Tiziano Eagle Café & Restaurant Edelweiss Fondue House & Restaurant El Paso Gossip Cafe Hippo Restaurant & Piano Bar Hongsa Kitchen Hot Stone Grill H2O Pub L’ Olivier Le Pétrus Le Saigon Bayview Linda’s Restaurant 76
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you, L ov e y o u r mo n ey Pat t ay a B ar Gi rl L o ve Sto ry I'm a fairly generous guy. I enjoy giving gifts as much as receiving them, so to some extent I beleive I'm thought of as one of the good ones when it comes to Lady drinks and tips. Not over the top, but someone who pays his way. Quite a few years ago I had a girl from Soi 6 in Patttaya. Anyone who knows this infamous street knows it's full of short time bars and the girls are there because it's quick easy money. I got to know one bar girl who called herself Tim (real name Taen). She was OK and we went off together when I was in town. There was never anything about this relationship but I would buy her small gifts. She had a thing about wearing football (soccer) shirts over her very short denims, so I bought her a genuine one from England but she gave it to her son, Yo. I bought her a watch in Bangkok. Nothing fancy but she gave it to her son (a girls watch!).
I never saw her wear or use anything I gave her, so I stopped. Eventually she told me she had a regular boy friend, and she was moving back to her home in Korat with him. They were going to start up a shop using some land next to her parents house. He was Danish and I will call him Lars (not wanting to upset anyone). I said, "Great, good for you" thinking at least I won't be spending any more money on her. Good luck mate. About 3 years passed by and I get an email from Taen - by coincidence I was in Pattaya at the time.
Lars Dead – come see me "Lars die", she said, please come see me in Soi 6. So there she was, back in the bar, with memories of her friend, who apparently, died in a motorbike accident in Sydney at Christmas time. She was quite tearful as she showed me pictures of the coffin and a letter from the man's mother in Copenhagen promising to help the family as much as she could. I was a bit sceptical so, I scanned through the Sydney newspapers for a story about a Danish motorcyclist who had come to grief at Christmas time whilst on holiday. I found no story. My suspicions were roused but I gave her the beneﬁt of the doubt.She came back to Bangkok with me and stayed at my apartment. For days she did nothing but lounge around and sleep. I was getting rightly pissed off to ﬁnd she hadn't even bothered to get any food in or do anything, so I asked what she intended doing now. She said I could give her 20,000 Baht a month if liked. "No thanks", I replied.
"But I need to pay off big debt – I need 200,000 Baht - you can give to me". Slightly astonished I asked her if I heard right "You want me to give you 200,000 Baht?" "Yes, you good man" She had boasted earlier about a brand new Honda SUV Lars had bought, so I suggested she sold the car – must be worth at least 500,000 Baht
"Oh no, that's Lars car" "But he's dead, he won't be needing it". "Yo can use it" (Yo is now 15 years old) So with no further ado, I sent her on her way, and off she went, crying her eyes out. Generous I may be, stupid, I am not.
N o w, h e r e ' s t h e t w i s t . Around about 2 years later again, I get an email "You remember my sister, Taen, she have son Yo. Taen now very sick. You good man, send money for Yo so have good school". I asked by email how come Lars family aren't taking care, (as the letter promised). One more email came saying it was too late "Taen die today". You not give money for Taen or Yo.' It would seem that I was the bad guy after all. Was the email really from her sister or was it sent by Taen trying to extort more money from me? Did Lars die in Sydney? Did Lars ever exist? I'll never know, but I bet the Honda is still sitting proudly outside the house – if that ever existed! Live and Learn 80