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.
Thailand's proposed 20th constitution: Have you read it?
7pm, Wednesday 3 August, 2016
When Somchai Srisuthiyakorn, one of Thailand's five election commissioners, spoke to the FCCT in late June, he made the frank admission that almost nobody will have read the draft constitution in full by the time it goes to referendum on 7 August. Indeed, unlike in 2007 when a copy was sent to every household ahead of time, only about a million hard copies have been printed this time. With everything online these days, there is no need to squander public funds.
Can ASEAN be a Global Higher Education Destination?
7pm, Wednesday 10 August, 2016
Since the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015, improving the quality of education has been one of its goals. Major investments have been made towards improving the quality of instruction, student mobility and strengthening university networking among member states. But how effective have these investments been? What is the state of higher education in ASEAN? And where are the students actually choosing to go for their education and why? Join us for a distinguished panel on a critical issue :
6:45pm, Thursday 18 August, 2016
The Exotic Life, Mysterious Disappearance, and
Massive Search for Jim Thompson, the "Silk King of Thailand"
7pm, Tuesday 13 September, 2016 Moonlight Bungalow in Malaysia's Cameron Highlands, where Jim Thompson was staying when he disappeared.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
An Evening with the NHRCT Chairman
17:30, Thursday August 4, 2016
The NHRCT National Human Rights Commission of Thailand
will be holding a press conference which will consist of the following topics/speakers.
Bangkok Business Connections luncheon
11:30 am Thursday, August 18, 2016
BBC is a different because it is a proactive way to network with other businesses. Instead of the usual one-to-one networking style in a social setting or speed-networking, this is one to a group. Each attendee gets to stand up and present their company and the kind of work they do to the other participants in a relaxed, lunchtime setting.
Join us for the best networking luncheon in Bangkok on Thursday, 18 August 2016 from 11.30 am to 1:30pm at the Foreign Correspondent Club of Thailand, Maneeya Building Penthouse Floor, BTS Chidlom.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gallery Opening July 08: Photographs by Adam Birkan
Hanoi is 1006 years old, and like the rings of an ancient tree, different eras of its history are etched into its landscapes and people. In few places are the past and present so visually evident in Asia. It is also a case study for emerging economies. In 2009 the urban population was estimated to be 2.9 million. In 2015, it was 7 million. Globalization is an unstoppable force, but its history is proving to be an immovable object. As the two forces meet in the 21st century, they have begun to transform the city in to a strange and exciting amalgamation of past and present. This photo series is a quiet meditation on the current state of Hanoi. It examines both ends of the economic spectrum, individually and as juxtapositions to each other. It is also an attempt to resist the orientalist cliche's created by the western gaze. The photos are a chronicle of Hanoi's past, present, and its development towards an uncertain future.
Adam Birkan is a freelance editorial photographer and visual storyteller. Born in Jerusalem and raised in the far off land of Cincinnati. Adam has been named one of Magnum's 30 Under 30 and the winner of Photo District News' Emerging Photographer award, as well as a finalist in the 2014 National Geographic competition. He was also a participant in the 28th Eddie Adams Workshop. He has a Bachelors of Science in Visual Communication with from Ohio University. He is currently based in Bangkok, focusing on long term, and short term projects that address economic disparity in Asia. Currently based in Bangkok, 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
Fettuccine with a creamy smoked salmon sauce
Grilled beef patty with lettuce, tomato and onion on a bun, and chunky fries
Grilled chicken breast on a bed of lettuce, onions and tomatoes