Maneeya upgrades
As members will have noticed, the Maneeya Center has been upgrading its public areas, and this will soon include improvements to signage. The buildings management has also generously decided to add extra toilet facilities to the penthouse floor, and these are in the final stages of being constructed on the lift landing. Given their proximity, these render the toilets in the clubhouse redundant, and the area is therefore being converted to much needed storage space. Apart from clearing clutter from the club, and relieving our staff of the onerous duty of maintaining washrooms, the new area will add refrigeration capacity and improve F&B choices to members. While these adjustments are being concluded, members are asked to use the washrooms directly below on the 16th floor, which can easily be reached by lift of stairs.
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The FCCT prides itself for being one of Thailand's most respected venues for holding open debates about current events. We usually hold panel discussions on Wednesday nights at 7pm. The entry fee for non-members is 450 baht.

Meet Paula Bronstein, one of the world's finest photojournalists
7pm, Wednesday 14 December, 2016
Paula Bronstein, who has made Bangkok her home for nearly two decades, will be talking about her superb new book about life in Afghanistan, 'Between Hope and Fear".
The FCCT will also be displaying some of the photographs from her book.

Paula Bronstein, who has made Bangkok her home for nearly two decades, will be talking about her superb new book about life in Afghanistan, 'Between Hope and Fear".
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Quiz Night! - Holiday version
7pm, Thursday 15 December 2016
Get ready to close out 2016 with a great Holiday Quiz! Gather your teams and your wits and join us on Thursday, December 15th for the final Quiz Night of 2016 with great prizes and surprises!
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FCCT End-of-Year Dinner  
6:30 pm, Friday December 16, 2016
Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand End of Year Party 
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Sneak film preview of "Angkor Awakens: An Intimate Portrait of Cambodia" Running time: 90 minutes
7pm, Monday January 9th, 2017
Film Night with Director Q&A

From the celebrated team that created "They Call It Myanmar," hailed by Roger Ebert as "one of the top documentaries of 2012, a New York Times Critics' Pick, comes...
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The FCCT clubhouse is a popular venue for third party events - press conferences, book launches, networking lunches etc. If you are interested in hiring the room for all or part of a day, please contact the manager on 02-652-0580 or E-mail:

NEW DATE AND TIME: DEC 15, 1 pm Turn the Tide: Human Rights Abuse and Illegal Fishing of Thailand's Overseas Fishing Industry
1pm, Friday December 15, 2016
In 2015, a series of tragic reports highlighted the scandalous treatment of Southeast Asia's migrant fishers - lured into slavery at sea in the Thai fishing industry with false promises, forced to work for many years in atrocious conditions and brutally abused. Media reports linking seafood caught by these men to overseas markets put further pressure on Thailand's multi-billion-dollar fishing sector as the Thai government struggled to address illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in response to European Union concerns.
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We record most of our events and put it up on Youtube two weeks after the event. If you would like to purchase a DVD of the event, please contact our office at

We provide grants of 15,000 baht every two months to documentary photographers and photojournalists to go towards printing for the FCCT exhibition. We give priority to photographers who live and work in Asia and Asia-focused topics that are under-covered. To apply for these grants please send a 150 word summary of the project, a short bio of the photographer and a dropbox of at least 15 selects from the project with captions to

In the Gallery this month: "Through the Eyes of an IDP"

'Through the Eyes of an IDP' is a project that looks in depth into the lives of Internally displaced people (IDP) living in Burma, and the struggles they are currently facing due to brutal civil conflict. A project designed to raise awareness of the current situation, and document the lives that children, the next generation are currently living through. And to show that if the current civil conflict does not end, what these children photograph and live through everyday will be the future of the next generation.

30 children from three ethnic groups and three areas of Burma, Rohingya, Karen, and Kachin were given a disposable camera and notebook each and asked to photograph their everyday lives. No guidance was given as to what to photograph, simply what they see everyday.

The hope was that one, or two successful photographs would be developed from each camera. The children exceed every expectation, and once developed, on average there were around ten astonishing, eye-opening photographs from each child. Each taking a different approach to their photography, the photographs show a combination of the struggles of life as an IDP in Burma, moments that only the children could capture, and the pure innocence of children.

Kayla Richards, Artist Biography
Trained in photography, and with an interest in social and environmental issues KaylaRichards work takes a documentary approach to life. She received a Degree in Photography from the University of East London, and has participated in several art shows and exhibitions across London, and is currently working on some solo shows in Asia. Originally from a small
town in North Wales, she has lived in London for numerous years and is currently residing in Thailand.
The FCCT, 'Battle of the Bureaus' pub quiz happens every third Thursday of the month (unless announced otherwise). Test your mettle against the best of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand. Prizes include bottles of wine.

Our restaurant offers both Thai and Western fare created by Chef Moo. We have weekly food and drinks specials highlighting Thailand's freshest ingredients from the market that week.

From our Western Menu

Salmon Fettucine
Fettuccine with a creamy smoked salmon sauce
Grilled beef patty with lettuce, tomato and onion on a bun, and chunky fries
Chicken Salad
Grilled chicken breast on a bed of lettuce, onions and tomatoes


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