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Phuket, Samui, and the Eastern Seaboard among the resort destinations included in the country’s longest-running real estate awards programme

London has been named the best city brand in the world, followed by New York and Paris, by the inaugural Brand Finance City Index.

The football season is coming or has come to a close all over Europe and the fate of every team at either end of their respective tables will have been decided.

Discover Motoring is going to take a look at some of the new model vehicles that are, or will be, on sale in Thailand very soon.

I was duly impressed at how the developers kept the Grade II listed exterior.

Appearing with Tony is the resident Guitarist and Band leader Thomas Reimer.

PART 1 – Story and pictures by Jason Rupp and Carla Marie Rupp


When Rory McIlroy won the fourth of his major titles in the US PGA championship at Valhalla in Kentucky in 2014, the great Jack Nicklaus said “Rory is an unbelievable talent.

As it celebrates its 10th anniversary, Asiamarine has added Swan and Silent-Yachts to a portfolio of brands including Galeon, Bali and Nimbus, while growing its regional network of Fraser superyacht brokers from Hong Kong to Singapore and Thailand.

Discover Pattaya went along to the Sportsman for their  “All you can Eat Pizza, Pasta and Salad Buffet” to find out what you get for the price of 249 Baht.

In June 2023, a self-funded team of 12 women, under the banner of HER Planet Earth, will embark on a unique triple-challenge, which will incorporate mountain climbing

Nestled within the rolling countryside of Eastern Thailand, Rugby School Thailand began with a vision to bring genuine British independent boarding school education to Thailand.

Selecting the right international school for your child can be a daunting task, especially if you are relocating to Pattaya. With a plethora of options available, parents may feel overwhelmed and unsure of where to start.

Jeanneau, Sunseeker, Sunreef and Swan are among a diverse range of builders who have recently entered the luxury day boat market.

Vehicle Hire-Purchase and leasing and its impact on consumer debt. Harley Davidsons latest machine and Mercedes are seeking a business partner in the kingdom.

On what would have been Severiano Ballesteros’ 66th birthday, another Spaniard in the shape of Jon Rahm stepped up at the 87th masters and claimed a brilliant victory.

If this hot weather has you longing for your own pool take a look at this year’s trends.

Blue Safari Seychelles is now taking its unique signature snorkelling experience to a new level – all in the name of science. 

 We bring you some more filming locations that you may wish to add to your travel bucket list.

After a couple of years of the pandemic you can be sure that Songkran will return with a vengeance this year.

James Lee Valentine ( AKA”Wild Wolf”)  is going to do something quite extraordinary. He is going to walk 1000 km from Pattaya to Phuket to raise money and awareness for the Take Care Kids Family Home. 

When choosing flowers, opt for those with strong stems. Also, those that tend to bloom for a long period of time.

We followed the coast road south to Thong Krut Pier for a wonderful noodle breakfast where we were talked into a boat excursion to the nearby Ko Mat Sum and Tean Islands.

During his time here Tony has seen many changes with Pattaya’s hedonistic past evolving into a proper city with organised and enforced rules and regulations.

I think we can all agree that Pattaya has made a spectacular comeback since the pandemic virtually closed it down for the previous two years.

Last month Pattaya’s premier tennis venue Fitz Club at Royal Cliff Hotels hosted their 15th Tennis Tournament, always a popular event. 

The 2023 F1 season has started with a dominant performance by Red Bull in Bahrain .

It looks like Thailand has unearthed another female golf star in the shape of 20yr old Natthakritta Vongtaveelap.

If you’re thinking of a visit to the UK with the kids this year you may want to consider fun, affordable activities to do, and stepping into your favourite films may be the perfect solution.

The European golf tour returned to Thailand after a seven year wait when the Thailand Classic was played at Amata Spring Country Club recently.

The Pattaya Sports Club was founded in 1979 when Pattaya was a quiet, out-of-the-way seaside fishing village.


The Sportsman Pub & Restaurant celebrated its 25th Anniversary on Valentine’s day 2023

Talcum powder or hydrated magnesium silicate to give it its chemical name is the softest known mineral mined from rock deposits

If you’re considering Thailand property investment in 2023, there are a few things you should definitely know.


Rugby School Thailand’s rise to prominence has been nothing short of meteoric. 

 Koh Samui is a lovely island and I can see what many will go just for a few nights in one of the upscale resorts

What is the point of being by the sea if you don’t take time out to enjoy it?

Designers were asked for their thoughts on the major trends for decorating kids’ rooms.

We sailed towards Koh Samui with excitement alighting the ferry on the west of the island at the Lipa Noi Pier. 

Increasing visitor arrivals and returning confidence in yachting in the region point to better days ahead.


The sporting calendar really kicks into high gear this month.

Discover Pattaya has been writing about the new traffic violation penalties recently but we thought it was worth putting them out there again.

This year the Annual General Meeting for the Pattaya International Ladies Club was held in the ballroom of the Holiday Inn. Amazingly it was their 35th Annual Assembly.

As February is the month of Love Come to the Jazz Pit and ask them to play your song

Here in Pattaya when life becomes too stressful we are fortunate to have many places where we can retreat from the hustle, bustle and stress of everyday life.

Of course in Thailand there are many massage options, but part of what makes the Avani experience so special is the consultation you have. 

 As Thailand is geographically in tropical moist climate, venomous animals are always plentiful.

Open-Concept Kitchens with plenty of seating for the whole family are a strong trend in new kitchen designs. 

 What are my impressions of Koh Phangan? It is well worth a visit; the scenery and beaches are truly spectacular.

I’ve always loved South Korea. The land of the famous Hallyu wave – with its K-pop culture

Casa Verde Villas has indeed many unique features, and breaks a few of the usual rules of Thai developments for the benefit of those who appreciate quality and comfort.

In 2023 design choices will continue to encourage comfort and stability at home.

We’re now deep into Film Awards season with last month’s Golden Globes kicking everything off and the Oscars 95th Academy Awards taking place on the 13th of March.

From September 5th last year the penalties for various driving offences in Thailand increased substantially. The authorities decided at the time to give a three month grace period to all road users to give them time to adjust and “improve their road behaviour

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is on the increase worldwide but is especially prevalent in Southeast Asia.

The failure to conduct necessary precautions could result in terrible consequences such as serious financial and legal distress on the part of the buyer.

Ahead of the Dubai International Boat Show, Yacht Style interviewed Trixie LohMirmand,who organises the event in her role as Dubai World Trade Centre’s Executive Vice President – Events Management.

The automotive producers in Thailand are expecting sales to pick up in 2023, principally after the general election in May.

This amazing non profit organization needs your help to complete care home for 40 children.


A look back at the life of the Legendary and influencial Guitarist Jeff Beck.

Exterior designer Bernardo Zuccon says the knife-like profile of the SP110 was inspired by the great white shark.




Galleria Benetti was founded in July 2020 and is a welcome addition to Pattaya with its exhibitions featuring contemporary art.

Discover Pattaya went along to the Dr. Olivier Clinic in South Pattaya recently to try out one of the many treatments they have to offer.

Whenever anyone talks about non-invasive treatment I am immediately interested.




Like them or loathe them for over 50 years Lamborghini has done things their own way.

Discover Pattaya was delighted to attend a very special wine dinner at the Renaissance Pattaya Resort & Spa.

Situated on the main Thappraya Road by the law courts and at the bottom of Pratumnak Hill is the beautiful Sugar Hut Resort.




The potential for solar energy is enormous with about 200,000 times the world’s daily electricity capacity being received from sunlight.

The purpose of this article is to identify snakes from Thailand that all foreigners need to know.

คำนำ: วัตถุประสงค์ของบทความนี้คือการชี้ให้เห็นประเภทของงูในประเทศไทยที่ชาวต่างประเทศและโดยเฉพาะชาวไทยควรต้องรู้….




Discover Pattaya were delighted to attend the launch of yet another amazing project by Ametus Development

Discover Pattaya was delighted to be invited along to Benihana and try a selection of dishes whilst meeting the management and staff.


Khun Pongpisit proudly points to his name embroidered on the breast pocket of his chef’s jacket and is happy to tell me that he has been at Avani for more than 10 years.




 I thought it may be time to look forward to 2023, now that the pandemic, hopefully, is a thing of the past.


Ratchanon Chantananuwat, who goes by the nickname of “TK”, is the youngest golfer ever recorded to have won an event officially recognised by the Official World Golf Ranking.

When was the last time you dined at Pepper & Salt? If it was pre-pandemic, you will find that everything has changed to enhance your dining experience.



At last, the wait is over! After years of watching and waiting for developments at the boarded up site on Thappraya road (just by the Pratumnak traffic lights and opposite Sun Sabella)


In the past I had taken many of my customers on visa runs with a minibus but when COVID-19 hit, everything changed and borders were closed for a long time with no more daily border run crossings available.

I first moved to Pattaya, Thailand in 1992, from Blackpool in the UK. My interest has always been in cars. In 2002, my ex-wife purchased a Daihatsu Mira, and I was very impressed with these small, economical cars.



Have you ever travelled abroad and wished your suitcase could hold all the beautiful pieces you’d like to bring back with you? I know I have.

Although the men’s game in Thailand is suffering from a lack of new stars coming through at the moment, the Kingdom doesn’t have one male player in the World top 64, the young women are making a fantastic impression and have had some excellent results lately.

Thailand recently hosted the Moto GP world championship at the Chang International Circuit in Buriram, the first FIA grade 1 and FIM grade A circuit in the Kingdom, which was opened in 2014.



One year since they opened on Jomtien Beach this gelatteria is now so popular the owners are planning to open a second branch.

Dom Pizza Phratamnak is well known to many for its excellent pizzas and has been awarded Tripadvisor’s Travelers’ Choice award for the past 4 years.

After the death of a loved one and divorce moving home is ranked no 3 of the most stressful life events.



The company originally founded in Thailand in March 2022 by a hotelier, a restaurateur and a software engineer, has moved quickly from its original idea of providing a user friendly property platform

At the time of writing, the redeveloped houses have created quite a buzz among real estate agents and buyers,

Everyone has eyes on Thailand to see what happens now that marijuana is no longer a class 5 narcotic but a controlled herb


The electric car market is expected to increase by 15- 20% year on year in 2022, despite the various factors that are hampering growth, not just in the car industry but in all areas where global supply chains are involved.

My interest in car racing began around 8 years ago when my father, Mike Speakman, started racing. I would watch the live videos of his races and admire his skills on the track. Racing is not only his hobby, it is his life.

The Burma-Siam Railway was constructed along the Kwae Noi river valley during World War II, to connect Bangkok with Moulmein (now Mawlamyine) in Burma (now Myanmar).


Dr Nicha has a very good manner. She is friendly gentle and takes great care to explain the procedures to her patients.

Discover Pattaya paid a visit to one of the best loved and well known pub restaurants in the city, namely the Sportsman

Discover Pattaya were invited along to sit down to the Sunday Carvery at Dicey Reilly’s recently.

In a beautiful light airy space at Movenpick Residences, you will find  Galleria Benetti, a welcome addition to Pattaya that I was absolutely delighted to go check out.

The British Embassy Bangkok is located at AIA Sathorn Tower, next to the Saint Louis BTS Station, Exit 2.

Tony has for many years been a Pattaya personality recognisable because of his gyms and nightclubs. Now he has a brand new project.

The whole team at Discover Pattaya and Pattaya Trader was shocked and saddened by the recent passing of John Farr a local property agent with an excellent reputation in Pattaya.

Contrary to popular belief men generally do care about their looks although many lack a basic grooming routine to take care of their skin and hair. 

I think everyone is aware of the very poor record that Thailand has in relation to how many accidents, and deaths, there are on the roads every year and the latest set of figures that have been released only confirm it.

 The Coffee Detective likes to savour the many steps that it has taken to create an exceptional espresso! 

Among the abundance of natural remedies that can be found ginger water is considered to be one of the most powerful. 

ทางรถไฟสายปากน้ำ ถือว่าเป็นทางรถไฟสายแรกของประเทศไทย สร้างขึ้นในปี พ..2436 ในรัชสมัยของพระบาทสมเด็จพระจุลจอมเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัว รัชกาลที่ 5

Now in its seven year, the Dot Property Thailand Awards honours the best real estate across Thailand.

Things got under way in the late afternoon as the hotel lawn was dressed up for a typical American get together.

Back to 125 years ago, it was counted that the first cinema shows in form of Thai Entertainment as evidenced by Bangkok Time Journal Newspaper of the 9th.June 1897 issue.

Discover Pattaya was delighted to attend and watch a beautiful performance by dancers from Chanthaburi College of Dramatic Arts.

เทศกาลแห่โคมชมพระฉายครั้งที่ 8

Mr Mark Gooding OBE is Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand.

There couldn’t be a better backdrop with which to show elegant, stylish cars than Ocean Marina where the Classic Car Friends Pattaya recently came to support the Thailand Yacht Show.

In honour of our Discover Motoring section, we thought the hacks this month should be useful for the motorists amongst us.

Everybody Loves the new look Discover Pattaya Magazine!