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Jewellery Zone - Ground Floor

Stores with the very best in jewellery and gems.


Contents History Of PattayA

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Learning thai

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Useful phone numbers

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Getting Around

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Pattaya Map

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Jomtien Map

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Good Food Guide

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Wet Wet Wet

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Nightlife Guide

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Koh Chang

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Outside Pattaya

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Sports and Activities in Pattaya

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Golf Guide

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Accommodation

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Health And Fitness

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Services Guide

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Visa Information

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Shopping Guide

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Real Estate Guide

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The Pattaya Guide is a monthly publication which is on display in many hotels, shopping centre’s, restaurants and entertainment venues throughout Pattaya, Jomtien and Naklua. Created & Published by: The Pattaya Guide Company Limited, 482/14 Moo 10, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi 20150 Email or Call us if you would like to be added to our distribution list Telephone: 086 832 3967 Email: thepattayaguide@gmail.com Please feel free to contact us if you have any suggestions, we always like to hear from our readers. All contents of this guide are the copyright of The Pattaya Guide Company Ltd, all rights reserved. Reproduction, use of editorials and use of pictures in any manner is prohibited without written permission of The Pattaya Guide Co Ltd.


History Of PattayA Pattaya - Thailand’s capital of fun is a popular resort on the North Gulf Coast of Eastern Thailand, 150 km south-east of Bangkok. Once a sleepy fishing town, Pattaya first boomed as an R & R spot during the Vietnam War and has been a popular tourism destination ever since. Currently, Pattaya is booming and the opening of the Suvarnabhumi Airport has made visiting easier than ever. Pattaya is popular not only as a beach resort and for its entertainment, nightlife and shopping, but also for the broad selection of recreational activities it caters for, from golf and horseback riding to bungee jumping, karting and shooting - not to mention a wide variety of watersports such as scuba diving, jet-skiing, sailing, water skiing, windsurfing and kitesurfing. Pattaya, unlike other beach resorts, shows no respite after sundown, Pattaya’s nightlife is unique and fascinating with Walking Street, South Pattaya in the centre of it all. This is the most popular place to go amongst tourists and expats here you will find many go go bars, beer bars, discos, street entertainers and the odd ladyboy. Food is another one of the highlights of any trip to Pattaya. From giant prawns to spicy som tam salad, there is every imaginable cuisine here. Cajun, Chinese, Indian, Italian, English, French, Vietnamese, German, Russian and many more. Today Pattaya attracts annually more then a million tourists from all over the world. Pattaya provides high standard hotels, restaurants, sports, entertainment and shopping. It really has it all and a whole lot more. history of pattaya | ThePattayaGuide

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Learning thai Always use

“krup” (for men)

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“ka” (for women)

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khorb khun

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Thank you Hello & Goodbye Goodbye See you again Good luck How are you? I am fine What is your name? My name is It’s ok I don’t want any don’t have any money Where are you going? I don’t believe you 

nueng song sam

sawat-dee

Four

see

la-gon

Five

HAR

Six

hok

lao jer gun

Seven

jed

sabai dee maI

Eight

BAD

sabai dee

Nine

gao

chok dee

khun chue aria

sib

Ten

phom chue.

Eleven

sib et

mai ben rai

Twelve

sib song

Thirteen

sib sam

mai ow khrap/Ka mai mee dtung

14 = 10 + 4

bai nai?

sib see

15 = 10 + 5

sib ha

mai chue

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yee sib

JING

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yee sib et

Expensive/Cheap 

PANG/TOOK

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yee sib song

Sorry

khor thot

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yee sib sam

Really

(you will say it when you want to interrupt someone, when you want to pass by someone or when you do something wrong) Sorry 

sia jai

(In this case it means a different thing. Like if someone died or got hurt, you say “phom di chan sia jai” which means “I am sorry”) 8

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24 = 20 + 4

yee sib see

25 = 20 + 5

yee sib ha

100 200 1,000 2,000 10,000

nueng roi song roi nueng pun song pun nueng MUNg


Useful phone numbers Pattaya City Phone Center

1337

Emergencies Police Emergency

191

Sawang Boriboon Foundation

038 488 882

1669

Tourist Police

038 425 937

1155

Pattaya Immigration

038 410 24

Police Station (Pattaya)

038 420 802-5

Police Station (Jomtien)

038 232 330-1

Police Station (Banglamung)

038 221 331

Fire Brigade (Pattaya)

038 425 943

Fire Brigade (Naklua)

038 221 000

Hospital (Bangkok- Pattaya) Hospital (Banglamung)

038 429 244

Hospital (Pattaya International)

038 428 374-5

Hospital (Pattaya Memorial)

038 488 777

199 1719

Transport Bus Station (to Bangkok)

038 429 877

Pattaya Railway Station

038 429 285

U-Tapao Airport

038 245 593-5

Bangkok Airways

038 412 382

Thai Airways International

038 425 934-7

Suvarnabhumi Airport Phone Centre 021 321 888 Please text any useful phone numbers that you come across to 086 832 3967 Useful phone numbers | ThePattayaGuide

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Getting Around Pattaya is a very easy city to get around although the busy traffic causes frequent hold-ups at peak times (07:00 – 09:00 and 15:00 – 18:30), particularly on the major roads. Unusually, for Thailand, there are no tuk-tuks in Pattaya, so everyone usually gets around on the baht-buses (songtaews) or on motorbike taxis. There are literally hundreds of both all over Pattaya. Motorbike taxis Motorbike taxis are a way of life in Pattaya. They are your best bet of getting around if you want to get somewhere quickly or conveniently, particularly at busy times. On every corner in Pattaya, no matter how small the Soi (street), you will find a gathering of motorbike taxis. They are operate 24 hours a day 7 days per week and provide a very convenient service. However, this option is not for the faint-hearted and can be dangerous. These guys, and the occasional lady will take you anywhere but agree on a price first! Renting cars and motorbikes Another practical way to get around Pattaya is by renting a motorbike. Most people simply don’t have the nerve to tackle the traffic and bizarre driving habits here, but if you do, renting a motorbike is your best option for getting around Pattaya. You can rent a motorbike for around 200 baht a day or cheaper for longer periods. There are scooter type bikes which are actually extremely easy to ride, with no clutch when changing gears, and very reliable, larger motorbikes are freely available as well, but obviously more expensive. 10

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In Thailand it is illegal to ride a motorbike or to be a passenger without a helmet, to ride with more than two passengers, to undertake in traffic, to go the wrong way down one-way streets, to exceed the speed limit, or, to jump red lights, which means very little to anyone in Thailand and driving habits here are dreadful. If you decide to rent a motorbike, make sure your medical insurance is up-to-date as accidents here are a daily occurrence. Cars can be hired too, but driving them in and around the city is likely to be a frustrating experience, particularly at school times, market days, rush hours and on Sukhumvit Road. There are many car rental companies around the city with prices starting at around 500 baht a day for the older cars, to a more realistic 1200+ baht for more modern or four wheel drive vehicles. WARNING… Driving habits in Thailand are appalling and most drivers are quite irresponsible and ignore simple safety rules. In contrast to the Thai’s usual polite and peaceful behaviour, they become quite inconsiderate behind the wheel. Be very wary of your speed and always look out for bad drivers, Pattaya is full of them. Unlike many Western countries, it’s very easy to pass a driving test here, so many drivers have little or no experience of driving either in town or on main roads. Many simply don’t have a licence at all or any awareness of road rules. Be prepared at any time for other drivers to suddenly pull out in front of you without even looking, stop without warning, overtake dangerously (and on the inside) and ignore motorcyclists. Some people just stop and park where it suits them, weave through the traffic with a death wish, ride the wrong way up the road into oncoming traffic and more. Do pay careful attention and drive conservatively. Accidents are regular in Pattaya and when they do occur, the offender is usually reluctant to accept any responsibility, should the worst happen however, the Pattaya police and ambulance services are exceptionally good, as well as being very quick to the scene.Getting Around Getting Around | ThePattayaGuide

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Pattaya MapMini Siam

Police Box

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To Chonburi & Ba

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Air Con Bus Station to BBK

North Pattaya Road

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Police Box Tesco Lotus

Thai Garden Resort & Moon River Pub

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3rd Road Soi 1

Easy Visa Big C

Best To Naklua

Sanctuary of Truth

Garden Sea View

Woodland

1 Dusit

Asiawan Resort Garden Cliff

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P.I. Hospital

Amari

Long Beach Garden

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Soi Nern Pl ub wan

KCR Homefinder

Bus Station to Northern Thailand

P Police Box Sukhumvit Road Nick The Pizza Premi Air

Foodland

Soi Bongkot

Valentino Carrefour

Paradise City Properties

Modern Smile

X-Zyte Disco Newspaper Direct Soi Boukhao

Witherspoons

Murphy’s Pattaya Memorial

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LK Metro

Take It Easy

Golden Homes

2nd Road

Big Horn Shenanigans

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Tops 5

Soi Lenkee

TOT Telephone

Central Pattaya Road

Venus Lounge

Soi Diana

TBAC

Soi Chaiyapoon

KPK

6 Soi Yodsak

Siam Gentleman’s Club

Siam Country Club

Siam Golf

Central Festival

Police Box

Sportsman

Bosco’s 9

Nova Lodge

Tequlia Reef Police Station 7 8

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Jewellery Zone-G/F 10

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Beach Road

Five Star 13 Visa Runs

Pattaya Beach :- Real Estate

:- Shopping

:- Restaurant & Bar

:- Services

:- Activities

H :- Hospital :- Hotel

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Soi Khaotalo

Soi Wat Tham Samakkee

Jomtien Map Highway Police Station

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P Police Box

P Police BoxTesco Lotus

Outlet Mall

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Manhattans

Café des Amis

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Thai Decor Beach Properties Pattaya Golf.com

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Stork Club Ahaar Indian Soi Yamoto Soi Post Office

Open Advertising

Adventure Divers

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Amor Restaurant Café New Orleans

Kinnaree Palace

Post Horn Bar

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Blues Factory :- Easy Kart

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Ialand View

Sheraton Cosy Beach

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Royal Cliff

Asia Pattaya

Pattaya Bay


Soi Norng Kraborg

Soi Chaiyapruk 2

To Rayong, Sattahip & U-Tapao Airport

Sukhumvit Road

Pattaya Properties

Simon’s Fish & Chips

Post Office

Grand Palace Hotel

Immigration

Shenanigans

Bus to Bangkok

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:- Activities :- Real Estate :- Restaurant & Bar

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Good Food Guide With a wealth of international restaurants offering delicious food. Pattaya is truly the crossroads of cuisine in Asia. French, Mexican, German, ltalian, Indian, Chinese, Scandinavian, Korean, Japanese and of course, Thai plus many other varieties of restaurant are located within the city. For most visitors to Pattaya the experience of new and interesting dishes is an exciting alternative to the traditional foods available at home. However, along with wonderful Thai dishes, one should sample the culinary delights available from other countries. Try “Kimji” a type of Korean spicy salad or maybe “sizzling Fajitas” a popular Mexican dish. Also, why not take this opportunity to find new ways of cooking traditional ingredients… there are now several cooking schools around the city where for a nominal fee you can learn to cook local dishes as well as go shopping to local markets and buy the ingredients you will need. Local specialities include: Tom Yam Gung (spicy prawn soup), Gaeng Kiewan (green spicy curry). If you like your food “hot” then try some of the food served from the vast number of vending carts across the city. At these you can sample such delicacies as: Som Tam (spicy salad) or Hoy Tord (fried mussels or oysters with egg) and the amazing variety of seafood. 16

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For Home Deliveries Please Call Door 2 Door 038 720 222

Phone:- 038 710 609


KPK FOOD SERVICE KPK FOOD SERVICE Fine Quality English Foods - Both Wholesale & Retail KPK Foods have been delivering the finest foods to hotels and restaurants for the last 4 years. We supply a wide selection of quality fresh and cooked meats, savoury pastries and all the accompanying food products to Pattaya and the Eastern Seaboard. As well as supplying hotels and restaurants KPK Foods also cater for your home cooking. Customers can buy direct from our retail outlet, located behind Carrefour, just off Soi Yume. The outlet is open from 10am - 6pm Monday to Saturday. There is plenty of parking space outside the shop. If you can’t get down to our outlet you can call our hotline 086 145 0147 and place an order. We have a comprehensive product and price list on our website www.kpkfoods.com All orders received will be delivered to you the next day and in perfect condition by our refrigerated vehicle delivery service. We will also do our very best to accommodate your needs in the case of any very urgent orders you may require outside this time-scale.

Some of our best selling products... Beef, Pork, Sausages, Burgers, Bacon, Gammon, Lamb, Veal, Pastry & Pies, also available Baked Beans (not Heinz but close to it) PG Tips, Tetley Tea Bags, Colmans Mustard, Branson Pickle plus new products every month!!!

www.kpkfoods.com 24-HOUR WHOLESALE HOTLINE - 038-416-470 (English : 086 145 0147) - Fax 038 416 471 Orders before 4pm - Guaranteed next day delivery Monday-Saturday Email us for more information - wholesale@kpkfoods.com - www.kpkfoods.com


KPK FOOD SERVICE FINE ENGLISH FOOD & FRESH MEAT Quality Assured Everytime

Wholesale & Retail Supplier to Hotels, Bars & Restaurants Bacon, Sausages, Black Pudding, Beef, Fresh Pork, Steaks & Imported Lamb

The Sportsman

FLAMBOYANT Creative Cuisine

Witherspoons

E-mail: info@kpkfoods.com Phone: 038 416 470 Mob: 086 145 0147 (English) Fax 038 416 471 www.kpkfoods.com


days a week Open t7ill 12 midnight n 12 noo One of the finest Indian Cuisine in the City of Pattaya Soi Post Office, off 2nd Road

Soi Post Office

Soi Yamoto

Tel: 038 711 151 Royal Garden Plaza


For Home Deliveries Please Call Door 2 Door 038 720 222


SERVING PATTAYA FOR THE PAST TEN YEARS, OUR

EXTENSIVE MENU OFFERS FINE DINING AT AFFORDABLE PRICES. SITUATED IN THE HEART OF SOUTH PATTAYA. VISIT US AND EXPERIENCE ELEGANT DINING IN A RELAXED ATMOSPHERE!

NO ONE MAKES ’ EM LIKE US!

RESTAURANT

Soi Pattayaland 2 (13/4) Between the Royal Garden & the Walking Street Phone:- 038 710 805/6 Fax:- 038 710 283 www.cafeneworleans.info cafeneworleans@csloxinfo.com


LIVE JAZZ AT MANHATTANS Manhattans Restaurant & Bar in Thappraya Rd is the hottest new venue in Pattaya for lovers of great live jazz. Co-owner Dave Bowers says ‘We have taken great care with every step of Manhattans from the ambience of Danny “Woody” the restaurant, the menu and wine selection through to the teamwork in the kitchen and the service at the tables. We have now turned our attention to offering the finest live jazz entertainment in Pattaya. Saturday nights in the cocktail bar, customers can enjoy the spontaneous fusion of a jam session featuring the Manhattans resident band and a variety of talented local musicians. If you are interested to join in call Dave on ........ 087 137 6138 On the first Saturday of every month, Manhattans holds a very special event; A jazz concert in the restaurant featuring top-drawer guest singers and the superb Manhattans Band. Whatever style of jazz is your delight you can hear it at Manhattans, Cherryl Hayes from cool and smooth to ‘le jazz hot’ and even with a delicious latin twist. To complement the fabulous music, Manahattans Executive Chef, Steve Manning creates unique cuisine for each event. Together with the outstanding wine list you have all the ingredients for a perfect evening. For more information, call............ 038 259 790


Manhattans Restaurant & Bar

WORLD-CLASS CUISINE

Manhattans is famous for its top quality grain fed Angus steaks from the U.S. and Australia, flame grilled to perfection by their excutive chef, but they have much more than just steaks. The seafood is fresh and succulent and the Thai food tantalizingly spicy. Other international dishes are superb, and the desserts are sinfully delicious. You’ll feel very relaxed in the stylish restaurant where the service is friendly and professional, and to complement your meal the extensive wine list, or the Wine by the Glass Menu, are sure to have something you like. Enjoy a cocktail in the piano bar before dinner, or sit and relax with your favourite port or brandy after. Manhattans has a complementary limousine to pick you up, and to take you home. It’s all part of the service. Discover us at Nirvana Place, Thappraya Road between Pattaya and Jomtien For more information and reservations call 038 259 790 or visit the website www.manhattans-pattaya.com


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Wet Wet Wet Back in 1996 on a hot sunny day in April whilst leaving my hotel in Pattaya I was a victim of a horrendous attack. As I merrily bowled down Pattaya klang heading to purchase a copy of the Bangkok Post a stealth pick up truck containing the Thai ‘A ‘team launched an all out aqua attack with multi bucket launchers, pump action water hoses and automatic water pistols..in fact any water vessels bigger than an egg cup, add to this the phantom flour flinger and his cluster bombs of mixed ice and tiger balm came raining down on me,….  Gave me no chance to defend myself and left me spluttering on the pavement like a demented sea lion. Why you may ask …well the answer is Songkran the Thai new year, veiled thinly as the water spirit festival Although i had visited Thailand on many occasions previously, it was my first Songkran and it had slipped my mind it was the thirteenth…….. so picking my drowned carcass up wearing a false grin like when Jeremy Beadle  appears  .......I hastily  returned to my hotel reception who were not to pleased as I traipsed through the 5 star mezzanine floor with two cleaners following  me like a bride walking down the aisle. You see it doesn’t matter if you change more times than shop window dummy, as soon as you set foot outside you’re fair game. I reset off wearing an old green t shirt ,shorts and flip flops with my money tied in a plastic bags  and hidden in a secret compartment in my james bond underpants…..and as I waded up the soi I stopped to 30

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purchase a super duper plastic water howitzer which made my childhood Johnny Seven seem like a spud gun…..I reached soi 7 Pattaya...  thirty minutes later wetter than a mermaid and headed straight for the first bar ..I got myself a table up overlooking the street in a great firing position checked my ammo and ordered a singha “ lock and load’ I growled to myself…forget the Vietnam war Songkran is the biggest battle in South East Asia and it lasts for  3-7 days depending on where you are. By 3 pm I must of consumed  about 3 litres of beer plus 3 litres of airborne water…and a bladder off load was required, the toilet had became a Jacuzzi and the bar floor was a paddling pool ...by 4pm  music was pumping and the noise was incredible with free hugs and snogs  being exchanged by all…by 5pm spontaneous  essian dancing broke out and some farangs  reenacted singing in the rain (the Morcambe and Wise version ...not Gene Kelly)…the locals  all began to walk like John Wayne due to there whisky consumption and with my ale consumption rising into my neck I decided I needed to eat before the singha dribbled out of my nose. A small tip when wet choose a restaurant outside as mine had the air con so cold I turned into a frozen bag of sprouts. After a quick defrost I noted it was past 6pm this is were the songkran Geneva convention kicks in …ie a full cease fire until the next day… So if you do venture out on April 13th to the 19th always take a snorkel, flippers and plastic bags for money and phone. Have a good one and remember its just water, enjoy it......... Brgds SG

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Nightlife Guide As you would expect from one of the most exciting vacation destinations in the world. Pattaya offers the visitor a kaleidoscope of entertainment possibilities. Live music & be enjoyed at several clubs around the city. These venues provide the visitor with wonderful atmosphere, cold beer & cocktails & the opportunity to see artists from various parts of the world playing a wide selection of popular & new music. There are also a number of traditional nightclubs in the city. These nightspots also offer live entertainment… the live music is usually performed by Thai singers & bands with regular interludes where the resident DJ will play a selection of dance/house or other forms of music. For visitors who like to sit back & watch a truly spectacular show, check out Alcazar & Tiffany’s located on 2nd Road, Pattaya. These are the lady-boy shows, where the singers perform in a vast array of costumes & sing their way through songs in several languages. A little outside Pattaya you will find the Alangkarn Extravaganza. A show which features animals, pyrotechnics, acrobats etc. Alangkarn is now creating itself as one of the “must see” shows for visitors. 32

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For reservations, please contact Carina F채hrmann on 038 370 614-8 or with


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Considered by many to be the No 1 live music venue on the Eastern Seaboard and with traditional and modern music it combines to make The Blues Factory a truly excellent night time venue. Our first band “The Blues Machine” feature USA’s BB King awarding winning guitarist Ken “The Snowman” Minihan and along with the wonderful Mary and drummer Oy who was the first Thai to ever play the Montreux Jazz festival they will have you dancing to great music ranging from BB King & Muddy Waters to Etta James and Tina Turner. Our second band features the “Guitar King of Thailand” the one and only Lam Morrison Thailands most r famous Rock guitarist and along with “The Rock Machine” featuring ou ty” Pattaya’s hottest new guitar sensation “Nueng” they play a wide l is Par t i r Ap ry ffe range of Rock n Roll & Classic Rock songs along with modern 4th ersa s, bu hits in their own inimitable style. So for a wonderful y a v e night of entertainment check out The Blues Factory urd ni priz sts Sat ear A ber l gue e on Soi Lucky Star (just off walking street and m t Marine Plaza), perfect for couples or singles h Y ky nu specia till la t 8 c “ Lu & pm looking for a great hassle free night out.

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The Newest Gentleman’s Club

Pool side bungalows

Siam Golf Driving Range

Soi 22

Siam Gentlemans Club Pattaya’s #1

Soi 17, Soi Nongprue

 Open from 11am - 11pm  Beautifully furnished for your comfort  VIP lounge with seperate bar 1  Friendly, attentive service ’s # a y  Private partys our speciality tta a P  Weekly BBQ’s by the pool


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Why not visit our beautiful hostesses in our beautiful club. We have gone to every length to make sure your visit at Siam Gentleman’s Club will not leave you dissapointed Sit by the pool and soak up the sun while enjoying an ice cold beer or relax in our spectacular bar and let our hostesses take care of you Have some friends with you? Why not have a private party in the luxurious VIP room Exclusive membership THB 25,000 per year Call 081 832 5338 for more info


Open 2pm till Midnight

TOT

Central Road

Sukhumvit Road 3rd Road 2nd Road

Pattaya Beach Road

Thai 083 254 7036 - English 087 617 4053 E-mail: venus-lounge@hotmail.com


Koh Chang The island of Koh Chang is a tropical marine national park. It consists of over 70% rainforest and is the best preserved tourist holiday destination in Thailand. Situated 4 hours from Pattaya, it’s Thailand’s second largest island after Phuket. Recently, with the surge of development and popularity, it has been elevated to Thailand’s new tourist haven. Koh Chang has everything, white sandy coves and beaches, pristine rain forests and abundance of wildlife and marine life, high mountain peaks, several scenic waterfalls, a rich variety of cuisine and great nightlife. Accommodation on the island ranges from simple beach huts and bungalows to luxury villas and apartments. If you drive, you can hire motorbikes, jeeps and cars to take you to any of the beaches along the coastal roads and, in the evening, there are plenty of restaurants, live music bars and nightclubs to choose from to spice up your stay. Accommodation Paddy’s Palms Resort, 32 room resort with hot water, air con, TV and fridge. The resort itself has a large swimming pool, excellent parking and is located 5 minutes from Whites Sands Beach. 1000 – 1300 baht Palm Garden Hotel, a small 12 room hotel with hot water, air con, TV and fridge. Just 50m from the beach in the heart of the main tourist spot, White Sands Beach. Restaurants 15 Palms, a beautiful beach side restaurant on White Sands Beach serves European food with everything from pizzas, salads, pasta, burgers and of course Thai food. Paddy’s Palms, Koh Chang’s first Irish Pub is a well managed pub with a great atmosphere. They have a pool table, wireless internet, live sport on big screens, great Italian coffee, traditional Irish dishes, Kilkenny and Guinness on tap. The restaurant is the most popular on the Island and must be visited. 42

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Outside Pattaya Sponsored By KCR Homefinder | Phone 038 405 167-8 Land for sale. Is now the time to buy land? It’s interesting that for many years the majority of Thai & even foreign land owners were not willing to negotiate very much over land sale prices, nowadays I am seeing more people coming to the table with a willingness to talk about what we would describe as sensible, realistic prices. Not all of them for sure but a good number who are aware of the problems of foreign ownership & of course the market place in general, plus a few who find themselves in need of ‘cash’ for whatever reason. It is still difficult to find one million per rai sections unless you are buying multi rai development land. Some of those can be bought for as little as 850,000 baht per rai and often less. For a single rai section suitable for an individual house one can expect to pay anything from 1.5 million up to & over 2 million baht depending on the location & availability of services. Some may say that is still too expensive however the main problem is finding small sections suitable for a single dwelling place. We are lucky inasmuch we have two sellers, one with a nice rectangle of roadside land close to route 36 who will sell for 1.2 million baht & another who has 3 or so rai already split into three sections at 1.3 million each. Another gentleman has two sections of first class building land at slightly over 1.1 million each. These are just an example of how things have become more acceptable to the self build home owner who previously may have been put off by high prices. For those people who are suffering low interest or close to zero interest bank accounts maybe now is the time to consider land banking. Speculation yes but land can’t go broke and as time goes on & economies improve you will see more development in and around Pattaya in future pushing up land values again. We have a 31 rai section with concrete roads to two sides, 3 phase electric opposite & city water nearby. Priced at 850,000 per rai but open to offers. Obviously we have many others both larger & smaller & the above are just an example of what’s on offer. If you are considering buying land call Paul, Kanya or Poo on 038 405 167.

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Outside Pattaya Sponsored By KCR Homefinder | Phone 038 405 167-8 Our Life In The Dark Side. The Dark Side my foot! I would love to meet the chap who dreamt up that particular term for life in the country. At Mabprachan we enjoy clean air, very little crime & noise at an acceptable level. Traffic whilst increasing is also acceptable & apart from the boy racers our roads comparatively safe. As I have said on numerous occasions eating out is a pleasure having so many pubs & restaurants suitable for family dining or a drink or two in nice surroundings. We also have of course golfing pubs who run regular societies & are great places for a chinwag even if you are not a golfer. For golf try the Outback Bar run by Bob, daily societies, tournaments & regular trips around the country visiting courses one would not normally get the chance of playing. Sports bars such as the Fisherman’s rest, the Mabprachan Resort & peacock Place offer extensive menus & I recommend “The Fish” for a Tandoori, the Peacock for a very tasty home made pizza & Mabprachan Resort for nice Thai food. Just about every pub offers a regular pie & chips or similar menu along with Thai food & for fine dining try the new Lakeside Restaurant with fabulous lake views, Swiss Paradise & Little Hill. For lads on the loose there are a lot of places to relax in comfort & a new one is James’ at the CC Route 66 Bar. Nicely decked out, a good menu & attentive staff. For cheap beer we have the Birdie Bar close to the driving range & behind that another new establishment that is dressed as a gentleman’s club. Stunning decoration & ideal for entertaining business clients if you have them. So call us what you will, the dark side has as much to offer as steamy Pattaya without the hassle of crossing Sukhumvit.

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Sports and Activities in Pattaya The city of Pattaya has a wide variety of activities to suit all ages and preferences. If you want to try something new, Pattaya is a great place to start. Watersports are inexpensive and very popular, they include windsurfing, sailing, water skiing, parasailing, gamefishing, snorkelling and scuba diving. On land, high energy people can choose from tennis, go-karts, squash, badminton, bowling, horse riding and boxing! Lessons are available for most sports at reasonable prices also. We have put the following guide together for all your sporting needs‌ Aerobics A free open-air aerobics class is held alongside the beach next to the junction of Beach Road and Soi 6 daily at 18:00. Aqua-aerobics exercise classes are held at the Dusit Resort Sports & Fitness Club (next to the Dolphin Roundabout) Badminton The Pattaya Guide Recommends – Pattaya Badminton Courts on Soi 17, 2nd road, they are open 1400 - 2400 daily, there are 4 courts. Hourly rates: 60Bt per hour, racquet rentals 20Bt, shuttlecocks 25Bt. Members fee is 500Bt month Bowling There are 3 bowling alleys in the Pattaya area. 1) Pattaya Bowl is located on Pattaya 2nd Rd in North Pattaya (opp Big C) 2) PS Bowl is on the third floor of the PS Plaza (Tops) at the corner of the Central Pattaya traffic light between Central Pattaya Road & Pattaya 2 Rd. 3) The Avenue Shopping Centre plays host to a bowling alley

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All alleys have a sufficient car parking, air-conditioning, snack bar and coffee shops, serving Thai and international dishes. Operating hours for all are from 10:00 am until late The Pattaya Guide Recommends – Pattaya Bowl, North Pattaya 20 lanes, price between 70-90 baht depending on the time of day. The complex also has 6 pool tables, 2 full-size snooker tables. 120Bt / table / hour It’sopen daily 10:0002:00, Tel: 038 429 908 Fishing For a quiet afternoon, you can fish in a local fishing parks; ponds or lakes which are all well stocked with local fish. You can hire equipment. The fishing parks charge around 80Bt / day and extra for rod hire, bait, etc., (Some parks also charge for fish caught by the kilo, if you want to take your fish away) The Pattaya Guide Recommends – North Pattaya Fishing Park also known as “Soi 3 Fishing Park” charges 100Bt / house rod, bait 20Bt / packet - and serves food and drink and has live music after dark. If you prefer to go for the big one! The waters around Manwichai, Rin and Kram islands are popular for marlin, king mackerel and barracuda. Offshore fishing trips are organised by many local operators. Enquire at the tour shops Fitness You can keep yourself in shape during your stay here at one of the many gyms that admit people on a daily / weekly or monthly basis. Tony’s on 3rd Road, South Pattaya and also in Walking Street is the most famous and offers modern equipment, swimming, tennis, Thai boxing and more. Golf / Driving Ranges Golf is a speciality of the region, with more than 20 courses within an hour’s drive (most within 30 minutes) of Pattaya, many designed by some of golf’s Activities guide | ThePattayaGuide

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most famous names, including Nick Faldo (Great Lakes), Jack Nicklaus (Laem Chabang), Gary Player (Sri Racha) and Robert Trent Jones (Eastern Star Resort and Country Club). All offer good facilities and value for money in the 500Bt (green & caddy fee) to 2500Bt range. For more details see our golf guide, if you can’t make it to the course but fancy hitting some balls, there are plenty of golf driving ranges in the area The Pattaya Guide Recommends – Siam Golf & Driving Range, Soi Siam Country Club Tel: 038 405 166 Go Karting The Pattaya Guide Recommends – Easykart, Bali Pier (see map for location) There are 2 tracks 160 cc. (350 m.) for Kid and beginner, 270 cc. (750 m.) for Adult and advanced driver and the both track can be combined for the special event which support over 500 guest with the panoramic bar. Drivers are timed by special computerized equipment so you can also see who is the fastest in each lap. Horse Riding The Horseshoe Point Resort & Country Club offers several kinds of riding, including dressage, trail riding, jumping, polo and pony club riding for children. Located on a ranch spread of 1,500 acres with trails, paddocks and beautiful tropical gardens, the owners have turned a passion for horses into a full-fledged riding academy. It is one of South-East Asia’s largest and most respected riding schools, catering to all experience levels and offering private lessons for 1600Bt / hour (discounts available for groups of 5+ and multilesson-packages) Horseshoe Point, Tambon Pong tel 038 735 050. Jet Skis Jet skis can be hired directly from most beaches in Pattaya for around 900Bt / hour and fast speedboats can be hired by the hour or day for 1500 to 5000Bt 48

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Motorsport The Pattaya Guide Recommends – HIDESIDETOURS.COM Ride a superbike around a full size track. The guys provide the bikes, instruction and all safety gear. 7000 baht for 3 hours which includes bike, fuel, instruction, safety gear and hotle pick up. Call 089 119 0000 for further details Muay Thai Tony’s Gym & Muay Thai Academy, Third Road is open 14:30 - 20:30. Two prices for everything - the lower price if you’re already paying to use the attached gym, otherwise the higher price: 180 - 280Bt / day, 950 - 1400Bt / week, 1500 - 2400Bt / fortnight, 2000 -1490Bt / 3 weeks, 2800 - 3900Bt / month - or 1500 - 2300Bt for 10 visits (no expiry date). Parasailing / Parascending Speedboat-towed parachute rides are available along the main beaches and in Pattaya Bay from several large floating platforms with speedboats ferrying customers out from the shore - typically about 500Bt / flight Sailing The most popular boats for hire are small Lasers, Prindles and Hobie Cats, which can be rented by the hour. You can sail year round in Pattaya’s waters. For further information regarding charter, boat hire and weather conditions The Pattaya Guide Recommends – Serenity Shipyard Tel: 081 577 4428 Swimming Most hotels and condos of any size have at least one swimming pool. Alternatively, if yours hasn’t, others are happy to have you as a daily

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guest of their pool for a small charge. Most people who come to this seaside resort also enjoy swimming in the warm tropical sea. Mike Shopping Mall also has a large rooftop pool available for public use take the elevator or stairs up to the 10th floor.There’s a very small snacks counter and a good view of most of Pattaya Bay. Get there early to grab one of the sun loungers, and don’t forget your swimming costume (shorts are not permitted). Open 11:00-19:00, 80Bt / adult, 60Bt / child, or 1600Bt for a one month pass. Scuba Diving Pattaya is also one of the oldest diving centres in this part of Asia. It has a year round diving season with good visibility, & a sea temperature of around 28C which means that there is a rich variety of marine life & coral. Scuba dive training and trips for a wide range of ability levels and interests, certified by a number of different organisations, including both NAUI and PADI, are available through numerous dive shops. Several diving courses are available in Pattaya. These range from one to four days, depending upon the proficiency one desires to reach and the type of diving one wants to learn. The islands far from the shore take longer to reach but are lot quieter and do not suffer from the speedboat and jet-ski traffic of the islands nearer to Pattaya. The Pattaya Guide Recommends – Adventure Divers and Watersports Tel: 038 364 453 (Tappraya Road) For all your diving needs Shooting Club The Pattaya Guide Recommends – Tiffany’s on Pattaya 2nd Road. N. Pattaya Tiffany’s on Pattaya 2nd Road. N. Pattaya has an air conditioned shooting range with 19 fully equipped galleries. Open: 0900 to 2200 daily. Wide selection of hand guns and field rifles of varying calibre - .22, .38, .45, and 9mm. Demonstration room and instructors. Rates: 200Bt range fee. Single bullet price: .22 - 6Bt; .38 - 15Bt; .45 - 20Bt; 9mm - 20Bt & Targets 10Bt. 50

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Golf Guide Sponsored By Siam Golf and driving range | Phone 081 832 5338 1. Bangpra International | 18 hole par 72 | Course 4 Clubhouse 4 | Phone 038 341 151 2. Burapha Golf Club | 36 hole par 72 | Course 5 Clubhouse 4 | Phone 038 345 153 3. Chonburi Century C.C. | 18 hole par 72 | Course 3 Clubhouse 3 | Phone 01 304 1545 4. Crystal bay Golf Club | 27 hole par 72 | Course 4 Clubhouse 4 | Phone 038 349 365 5. Eastern Star Golf Club | 18 hole par 72 | Course 4 Clubhouse 4 | Phone 038 630 418 6. Emerald Golf Club | 18 hole par 72 | Course 3 Clubhouse 3 | Phone 038 941 044 7. Great Lake Golf Club | 36 hole par 72 | Course 3 Clubhouse 3 | Phone 038 622 630 8. Green Wood | 27 holes par 72 | Course 4 Clubhouse 3 | Phone 038 261 58 9. Khao Kheow C.C. | 27 hole par 72 | Course 5 Clubhouse 5 | Phone 038 298 226 10. Laem Chabang | 27 hole par 72 | Course 5 Clubhouse 5 | Phone 038 372 275 11. Mountain Shadow | 18 hole par 72 | Course 4 Clubhouse 4 | Phone 038 389 210 12. Pattana Sport Club | 27 hole par 73,74 | Course 4 Clubhouse 5 | Phone 038 318 999 13. Pattaya Country Club | 18 hole par 72 | Course 4 Clubhouse 3 | Phone 038 423 718 14. Phoenix Country Club | 27 hole par 72 | Course 5 Clubhouse 5 | Phone 038 239 391 15. Rayong Green Valley | 18 hole par 72 | Course 4 Clubhouse 4 | Phone 038 893 838 16. Royal Thai Navy | 36 hole par 72 | Course 4 Clubhouse 4 | Phone 038 701 843 17. Siam Country Club | 18 holes par 72 | Course 5 Clubhouse 5 | Phone 038 249 381-6 18. St Andrews 2000 | 18 holes par 74 | Course 4 Clubhouse 4 | Phone 038 893 838-42 19. Treasure Hills | 18 holes Par 72 | Course 4 Clubhouse 3 | Phone 038 488 349

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Siam Golf & Driving Range and Country Club is considered the number one driving range in Pattaya. It has the number one practice area for putting, pitching and sand practice and the number one fairway bunker, grass hitting facilities plus they use only the best golf balls. All areas are professionally kept to the very highest standards.

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At Siam Golf & Driving Range we are please to announce the appointment of Lo Holgersson our new Golf Cordinator. Lo has been teaching golf for 25 years in his home country of Sweden and is available for individual and group lessons. Lo's main role will be organising a weekly golf society. The society will run 3-4 every week and meet at the Range. Transport and Club hire are available.

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One-to-One individual instruction 900 baht per half hour One-to-One individual instruction 1500 baht per one hour 2 Players 1600 baht per one hour 3 Players 2000 baht perone and half hours 4 Players 2500 baht per two hours

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Golf Guide Sponsored By Siam golf | Phone 081 832 5338 Pattaya’s best kept secret is undoubtedly the quality and value of its golf courses, there are 20 championship standard courses within 45 minutes of Pattaya, designed by the very best golf architects and designers. Clubhouse facilities are excellent with everything you might need and more, including great restaurants, swimming pools, massage facilities, superb shower and locker rooms. All courses provide caddies to guide you through your round with words of advice and encouragement. Quite simply, golfing in Pattaya is a match for anywhere in the world at a fraction of the cost with each course offering a fantastic experience for golfers of all abilities (with no course requiring a handicap card). So, whether you are a low handicap golfer, one who enjoys a challenge or a complete novice there is no better place to play than the courses around Pattaya.

Course of the Month Phoenix Golf & Country Club Designer: Dennis Griffith Course: 27 holes Par 72 Enjoy a challenging game in 3 different settings. This 27 hole golf course was created for you to provide a challenging yet enjoyable round of golf in 3 spectacular settings. The Mountain 9 has stunning views of rolling hills and mountain ranges.The Lakes 9 is laid out amid shady natural woodlands and shimmering lakes to ensure a memorable golfing experience. The Ocean 9 has beautiful distant views of Pattaya City and its blue seas and beaches. Facilities include Large Clubhouse, swimming pool, tennis courts, golf driving range and full seminar, convention and banqueting service For all your golfing needs Phone Harold on 081 832 5338 62

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Accommodation .For those who are not familiar with the Pattaya and Jomtien geography, the South and Central Pattaya located hotels are the ones to chose if you are looking to be in the centre of the “action”. Lots of restaurants, bars, shopping etc. For those looking for perhaps a quieter night’s sleep, choose North Pattaya or Naklua, where there are several quality hotels down by the beach at Wongamat. If you really want to get out the city, then stay at Jomtien. The beach is better than that in Pattaya and it is easy to travel to Pattaya for evenings by taking one of the many “baht buses” which congregate at several points along the Beach Road. The Pattaya Guide Recommends - Sandy Springs Hotel, Soi 13 Room range from 1200 (Basic room) - 2500 (Superior Suite) The hotel is very clean, the staff are excellent and is you will struggle to find better value for money elsewhere in Pattaya. Call 038 414 752-8 Accommodation | ThePattayaGuide

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Health And Fitness A healthy lifestyle can be achieved anywhere in the world and Pattaya is certainly one of the most popular places people choose. Thailand has a tropical climate and is therefore ideal for the pursuit of outdoor activities: volleyball, soccer, sailing plus many more. However, for and in indoor healthy lifestyle, Pattaya is also among the best and the vast number of 5 star health massage organisations, beauty parlours, plastic surgery clinics, spas and fitness centre mean that Pattaya really is the place to improve your overall health and look. Many people now choose to partake of the various treatments from facials, to waxing and detox to botox in order to gain that healthier looking body and due to the current price of treatments in many western countries, Thailand has found itself an entire new market in patients arriving for plastic surgery treatment and general medical operations which in their own country would cost much more than locally in Thailand. 68

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Visa Information Sponsored By Five Star Visa Runs | Phone 038 416 088 A visa is fundamentally a document affixed into the passport issued to a foreigner by the Thai government allowing a foreigner to travel to the Kingdom and a granted permission to stay for a certain period of time. Visas can only be obtained outside of the Kingdom from a Royal Thai Embassy consulate. A visa has a validity period which denotes the period within which the visa may be used to apply for entry. The validity period is NOT the length of time you will be permitted to stay in the Kingdom. A’ permission to stay’ stamp is entered into your passport upon arrival into the Kingdom. Whatever visa you hold, you will always receive this stamp. It will include the date of entry and date when you MUST leave the Kingdom or make alternative arrangements. The ‘length of stay’ will be dependent on what type of visa you hold. The majority of Foreigners that enter the Kingdom without a visa will be granted a ‘permission to stay 30 day’ stamp only, which is free of charge. At the discretion of the immigration officer this permission to stay 30 day stamp may be extended for up to 7-15 days (THB 1900) at an immigration office after which time the holder must leave the Kingdom. This stamp is NOT a visa. WARNING: YOU ONLY GET 15 DAYS AT LAND BORDERS Different Types of visas Single entry tourist visa will permit the holder a 60 day’ permission to stay’ stamp upon entry. If required, this type of visa may be extended by 30 days (THB 1900) at an immigration office, but after that time the holder must leave the country. After one entry, the visa is used. Multiple entry tourist visa will permit the holder a 60 day ‘permission to stay’ stamp upon entry (only visa exempt countries listed overleaf ) or 30 days if not listed below. If required, this type of visa may normally be extended by 30 days at an immigration office, but after that time the holder must leave the Visa Information | ThePattayaGuide

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country. The holder may then return to the Kingdom and will obtain a second 60 day ‘permission to stay‘ stamp which can also be extended and then the holder must leave. After the stipulated number of entries the visa is ‘used’. Single entry non-immigrant visa will permit the holder a 90 day ‘permission to stay’ stamp. This visa can be extended up to one year for specific reasons and with the required documentation. Multi-entry non-immigrant visa will permit the holder a 90 day ‘permission to stay’ stamp upon entry. Each time the holder enters the Kingdom whilst the visa is valid, he/she will obtain a further 90 day ‘permission to stay stamp’. Such visas can be issued for students/work/family etc., but normally require supporting documentation. This visa can also be extended up to one year for specific reasons and with the required documentation. Although most multi-entry non-immigrant visas are obtained in your home country they may also be obtained from some Royal Thai embassies outside your home country, if you can provide evidence of your marriage to a Thai citizen (marriage certificate) or support of a Thai citizen. 12 month extension to a non-immigrant visa: If you are holding a nonimmigrant visa, you have the option of extending this by 12 months based on either retirement (50 years old or over) or support to a Thai citizen, work, education and the like. This may only be accomplished at an immigration office inside the Kingdom and certain criteria has to be met. If you are residing in the Kingdom under and extension to a non-immigrant visa and wish to leave the Kingdom at any time, then you will need to obtain a re-entry permit to avoid losing the extension and having to re-apply. If you are residing in the Kingdom under an extension to a non-immigrant visa it is a legal requirement that the holder reports current address to an immigration office using form TM.47 (in person or by registered mail) every 90 days. Re-entering the Kingdom is the equivalent of a 90 day report. If you are in possession of a valid tourist visa or a 30 day visa exempt entry stamp and qualify for an extension of stay and plan on doing so you may be

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permitted to change to a non-immigrant visa at an immigration office inside Thailand. This change of ‘status’ has certain restrictions depending on your particular circumstances therefore you should check with an officer first. List of visa exempt countries (September 2007): Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Brunei, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Oman, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, United Kingdom. Important Notes 1. Always check the stamp that the immigration officer gives you. If the officer gets your stamp wrong you may have to return to your port of entry 2. Check your passport and make sure you know when you need to leave Thailand. You can contact 5 star Visa Runs and we will log you into our computer and remind you 7 days before your visa expires as part of our service. 3. Never work in Thailand without a work permit. Even if you are not getting paid, you still need a work permit because you are taking a job from a Thai national. 4. You can convert your 30-day visa exempt stamp to a Non-immigrant Visa by going to Immigration with the proper documents and 21 day stay remaining, meaning you have up to 9 days after your entry. Application fee THB 2000.Please note that your passport needs to remain valid for at least another six months for any visa applications. 5. Overstay charges are currently THB 500 per day to a maximum of THB 20,000. 6. The information given above is for guideline purposes only. Each individuals circumstances may differ greatly depending on your age, financial position, what port of entry you use, what country you are from, what embassy you are visiting, what you are doing here and of course how long you have been here and, remember the final decision on visa application/issue or entry into the Kingdom will always be at the discretion of the immigration officer. 7. For full information please read the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website

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Shopping Guide Pattaya has numerous large malls, small malls, supermarkets, bazaar-style markets, and thousands of other shops. Expect to find plenty of clothes shops and coffee shops but do not expect to find variety as most shops are selling the same things. Pattaya actually has a long way to go to catch up with Bangkok for variety and volume of shops but it is trying with several new shopping centres opening in recent years, and there is a lot more to come. Bargaining is a way of life here but don’t worry if you don’t know your Thai numbers as most shop keepers will carry a calculator to show the price. Malls

Central Festival Centre is a large mall on Second Road across from Soi 2. Mike Shopping Mall is on Beach Road between Soi 11 and Soi 12, P.S. Plaza is at the junction of Second Road and Central Pattaya Road Royal Garden Plaza is a large upscale mall adjacent to Pattaya Marriott Hotel on Beach Road between Soi Post Office (Soi 13/2) and Soi Pattayaland 1 (Soi 13/3) Tuk.Com (Com City) on South Pattaya Road is a new and predominantly IT mall. The Avenue is on second road directly opposite the entrance to soi 13

Supermarkets

Best Supermarket At the corner of North Pattaya Road and Naklua Road Big-C South Pattaya Road (at the junction with Sukhumvit Road), Big-C Central Festival Center (opposite Soi 2). Carrefour Central Pattaya Road (between Third Road and Sukhumvit Road), Foodland Central Pattaya Road 24 hours Foodmart Thapphraya Road (near the junction with Theprasit Road). 24 hours. Friendship South Pattaya Road. Tesco-Lotus North Pattaya Road Tops at the junction of Second Road and Central Pattaya Road, 24 hours. Villa Market The Avenue Shopping Mall, 2nd Road. 24 hours.

Markets :- There are many bazaar-style markets in Pattaya

Made In Thailand Plaza on Second Road near Soi 10 - daily 08:00-23:00 Soi Buakhao Market - daytime, Tuesday and Friday; Thepprasit Market on Thepprasit Road (Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings)

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Real Estate Guide More than one hundred new housing or condominium development projects are currently underway in the Pattaya and Jomtien districts. Many of these projects are aimed at the “higher end� market. Properties offering large spacious accommodation some with private swimming pools, top end air conditioning units, Jacuzzis etc. These properties are typically around the 8-25 million price range and many represent very good value for money. One of the more up and coming development areas is just south of Jomtien, where several developers are now constructing projects near to the beach at Bang Sare and Baan Amphur. Because of the local laws in Thailand with regard to property ownership by foreigners, condominiums are still as popular as ever with something in the region of 5,000 condominium units currently in construction. Some of the better quality condos are La Royale, Northshore and North Point. However, it is possible to find cheaper units especially in South Pattaya and Jomtien. If you are thinking of a permanent move to Thailand remember to do your homework and seek a reputable real Estate Agent. Real Estate Guide | ThePattayaGuide

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Owner finance through KCR Homefinder We are fortunate to have a number of sellers who are able to offer self finance schemes or deferred payment plans for positive buyers. It’s a very simple system with strong safety aspects written into the agreements protecting both seller and buyer and the agreements are overseen by one of Pattaya’s most respected solicitors. Call Paul for an appointment to discuss your requirements.

HS 831. A new and as yet unused 3 bedroom 4 bathroom house with a private swimming pool. Available with owner finance for a quick sale. Price 6,000,000 baht. Deposit 3,000,000. Balance 3,000,000 over three years at 89,913 baht per month or discount for cash

HS 891. New build to the highest possible standard with large rooms, full European kitchen, air conditioning, gardens and a private swimming pool. Price 12,500,000, deposit 7,500,000 balance 5,000,000 over three years at 149,854 baht per month. Other options available


Owner finance through KCR Homefinder We are fortunate to have a number of sellers who are able to offer self finance schemes or deferred payment plans for positive buyers. It’s a very simple system with strong safety aspects written into the agreements protecting both seller and buyer and the agreements are overseen by one of Pattaya’s most respected solicitors. Call Paul for an appointment to discuss your requirements.

HS 906. This is a superb home offering masses of living space. 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, beautifully furnished and an excellent European kitchen. Price 6,900,000 baht. Deposit 3,450,000, balance 3,450,000 over three years at 103,400 baht per month. Open to discussion

HS 844. Located on Taylor’s Rise behind Mabprachan reservoir is this mansion style home sat on one rai of land. Far too much to describe here. Price 12,000,000, deposit 6,000,000, balance 6,000,000 over three years at 179,826 baht per month or five years at 113,338 baht per month


Owner finance through KCR Homefinder We are fortunate to have a number of sellers who are able to offer self finance schemes or deferred payment plans for positive buyers. It’s a very simple system with strong safety aspects written into the agreements protecting both seller and buyer and the agreements are overseen by one of Pattaya’s most respected solicitors. Call Paul for an appointment to discuss your requirements.

HS 607. Large house suitable as a home or even a guest house. 7 beds, 8 baths, Euro kitchen, pool and security. Excellent order throughout. Price 9,450,000, deposit 4,725,000, balance 4,725,000 over three years at 149,612 baht per month. Open to discussion

Land 358. Rectangular1 rai section of building land located just over route 36. Buy at 1,200,000, deposit 400,000 balance 800,000 over 12 months at 68,486. Or, deposit 600,000 balance 600,000 baht interest free over six months at 100,000 per month. This is a deal and a half


Owner finance through KCR Homefinder We are fortunate to have a number of sellers who are able to offer self finance schemes or deferred payment plans for positive buyers. It’s a very simple system with strong safety aspects written into the agreements protecting both seller and buyer and the agreements are overseen by one of Pattaya’s most respected solicitors. Call Paul for an appointment to discuss your requirements.

Land 247. This 6 rai plus section of land is ideal for housing development or land banking. Nice, elevated location very close to Mabprachan reservoir. Price 6,750,000, deposit 3,375,000, balance 3,375,000 over three years at 101,152 baht per month

CS 232. Already under priced and now with owner finance makes this exceptional value. 78 M2, 1 bed, 1 bath in View Talay 1. Excellent order throughout. Price 2,500,000, deposit 1,250,000, balance 1,250,000 over twelve months at 107,010 baht per month. Other options available


or call Mimi on 081 538 8169 Office 038 232 272


GTH 1229 Jomtien Beach House, Deluxe Private House (private pool), close to the beach jomtien, 3 beds, 3 baths, fully furnished, decorated, design, Quality appliances, Euro kitchen, large living room, alarm system, Size Land 400 Sq.m, Price at 8.9 MB

PCH 1504 Luxurious House at Jomtien, Large Private Pool, tropical garden, 3 beds, 2 baths, fully furnished, decorated, Euro kitchen, tiled floor, large living room, 4 A/C, large area for BBQ, covered parking, size land 660 Sq m, Price 9.5 MB. Rent 40,000/Month

PEH 2245 Corner Single House at East Pattaya, 10 mins to Pattaya City, 3 beds, 2 baths, fully furnished, decorated, Euro kitchen, living room, tiled, 4 A/C, large tropical garden, covered parking, use of swimming pool, 24hr security. size land 388 Sqm, Price 3.9 MB

PEH 876 Deluxe Single House, 5 minute to pattaya city, 3 beds, 2 baths, fully furnished, decorated, quality appliances, Euro kitchen, living rooms, 4 A/C, cable TV, telephone internet, covered parking, 24 hr security. size land 260 Sq m, Price at 2.69 MB

PEH 1220 Luxury Single House with private pool, large 2 beds, 2 baths, fully furnished, decorated, Euro kitchen, large ling room, tilted floor, cable TV, 3 A/C, covered parking, 24 security. Size Land 288 Sq m, Price at 3.9 MB

PEH 1784 Luxurious Private Single House with private pool and large tropical garden, 3 beds, 3 baths, Partly furnished, Euro kitchen, tilted floor, water tank, maid room, covered parking, automatic gate, size land 1,040 Sq m, Price at 5.3 MB

JTL 1689 Excellent location at Jomtien, the last 3 plots, 200 Sqw/1 plot & 12,000 baht/ Sqw, only 1 kelometers, form the Jomtien beach, good location of Soi Chaiyapruek 2, the land ready for start work, has the wall, road, electricity & water city

GTH 2260 Luxurious house at Na Jomtien, 300m from the beach, 3 beds, 3 baths, 5 star appointed villa, optional full daily maid service, pool & gardening service free membership the adjacent palm grove luxury boutique resort, sale 9.4 MB. Rent 130,000 Baht

GTH 1767 Excellent located at Thappraya Hill, luxury house with large pool & large tropical garden, renovation, 6 beds, 4 baths, fully furnished, Euro kitchen, tiled floor, living room, 2 parking, high wall, alarm system, size land 640 Sq m, sale 12 MB. Rent 55,000


CPC 868 Nirun Condo, Corner Unit, Studio room, fully furnished, balcony pool views and city, A/C, hot water, Use of car parking, 2 swimming pool, 24 hr. security. Size 40 Sqm, 980,000 Baht. Ready to move in

JTC 2242 Kieang Talay Condo, studio, high floor, balcony, mountain view, fully furnished, Euro kitchen, tiled floor, cable TV, telephone line, air conditioner, hot water, use of communal swimming pool, 24hr security. size 46 Sqm, Price at 1.7 MB

JTC 2265 Jomtien Beach S1 Condo, studio room, fully furnished, Euro kitchen, tiled floor, balcony sea view, cable TV, air conditioner, hot water, use of covered parking, fitness room, 2 swimming pools, 24hr security. size 28 Sqm, Price at 1.29 MB. Ready to move in

Spanish Condo, superbly located, have many Studio room, connecting room, fully furnished, tiled floor, air conditioner, hot water, cable TV, use of communal swimming pool, size 32-96 Sqm, Start Price 1 Million Baht. (Foreigner Name) Ready to move in

JTC 1463 Metro Condo, excellent location, direct on the beach, studio room, high floor, fully furnished, decorated, Euro kitchen, large balcony, tiled floor, large pool, 24hr security. Size 54 Sqm, Price 3.3 MB. (Foreigner Name) ready to move in

JTC 2058 Peak Condo, superbly located on Phratamnak Hill, corner unit, 2 beds, 2 baths, fully furnished, Euro kitchen, tiled, living room, 2 balcony sea views, use of communal pool, 24hr security. Size 136 Sqm, Price 6.8 MB. (Foreigner Name) Ready to move in

JAC 2272 Krisda Golden Condo, quietism located, excellent seaviews, 1 bed, fully furnished, decorated, Euro kitchen, marble floor, large balcony seaview, use of fitness room, swimming pool, beach is private, 24hr security. Size 85 Sq m, Ready to move in

JTC 2127 View Talay 5, perfect location at Dong Tarn Beach, studio room, high floor, fully furnished, decorated, Euro kitchen, quality appliances, balcony seaview, A/C, internet, communal pool & 24hr security. Size 48 Sq m, 3.25 TMB. Ready to move in

CPC 2161 excellent location at Central Pattaya, connecting room, 1 bed, 1 bath, fully furnished, decorated, Euro kitchen, living room, cable TV, tel. internet, 2 A/C, use of swimming pool, security. Size 52 Sqm, Price 1.15 MB. (Foreigner Name) Ready to move in

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