Click this link to watch Gloria and Barry at the Avani Pattaya Resort

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

For those of us who have lived in Pattaya for some time, Anders, or Andy, as he is known to many, is a recognised host on the city’s dining scene.

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

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.

Extremely active in all kinds of charity work and fundraising events, Jana loves helping out people in trouble

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.

Douglas Glen has only been on site a couple of months but is already making his mark.

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


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

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.

This month we want to focus on the more unusual and what could be a surprise when you go to Marrakech.

Sunseeker’s new 65 Sport Yacht can appear like most yachts in its category – until you climb into the SkyHelm™ racing seats.


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

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.

Psychology can offer a variety of techniques and tricks to help manage stress, anxiety, or other issues.

Khun Watta at only 18 years of age is already proving a name to watch for the future. .

It is rare to find a date as old as 1899 on a logo in Pattaya. So I had to ask Thomas Seeland what it signified on the one for the Seeland Brewery?

What I think is important is to keep fighting the good fight and dial in a diet that works for your body and your lifestyle.


Forty four years after having her first number one single with “Wuthering Heights”, Kate Bush has returned to the top spot in the UK charts with “Running up that Hill”, a song originally recorded and released in 1985.

Latest news and information about what’s in store for the World of Football.

Typically, the middle child is seen as one that gets overshadowed by larger siblings, but the new Leopard 46 will hold its own with any big cat in its class.


If the answer to that question is more than 6 months ago then you should book an appointment to have it done today.

Everybody Loves the new look Discover Pattaya Magazine!

This month’s Coffee Detective has been trekking father afield visiting Bacha Coffee right in the historic medina of Marrakech, Morocco.

The evening was a gastronomic treat with a 6 Course Dinner that included Smoked and fresh salmon tartare, Beef Carpaccio with Parmesan cheese and Rucola Salad.

Seara Sports Systems, has the Solution to your Fitness needs.

Seara has spectacular showrooms across Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. Here in Pattaya the showroom is at the corner of the Sukhumvit and Soi Chaiyapruek 1 and has recently been upgraded