Club Statement on charges filed against HK journalist
The professional membership of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of
Thailand is disappointed to hear that the Royal Thai Police have filed formal
charges against the Hong Kong photojournalist Hok Chun 'Anthony' Kwan for
carrying body armour and a helmet while travelling out of Thailand on
assignment in August.
The FCCT's "Wine Evening" returns
7pm, Friday September 25, 2015
We are pleased to provide six wines on the menu: two French and four
Italian wines. The French wines are a Cotes du Rhone and a Bordeaux
Sauvignon Blanc. The Italian wines include a Chianti, a Chardonnay from
Friuli (Friuli is considered to be Italy's best white wine region);
two Montepulciano D'Abruzzos, the red Montepulciano is well-known but
the Trebbiano white is seldom seen. Wines may be purchased by the glass at
140 baht or by the bottle. Come join us for a convivial evening.
Toms, Dees, and Ying Rak Ying
7pm, Wednesday October 14, 2015
The documentary film Visible Silence is a rare glimpse into the unspoken
lives of Thai toms,
ns himself in alcohol. He has no idea how to handle his son, and the boy,
in turn, tries hard to understand his father. Sam vents his feelings to
his friends and to his toys, which is sometimes funny, and sometimes
'SAM' (Switzerland), Directed by Elena Hazanov
7pm, Monday October 19, 2015
This is a simple, moving,
thought-provoking domestic drama of a seven-year-old youngster named Sam, the
child of divorced parents who comes to stay with his father, Jerome while his
mother is travelling. The father is a writer who has a mental block, and drowns
himself in alcohol. He has no idea how to handle his son, and the boy, in turn,
tries hard to understand his father. Sam vents his feelings to his friends and
to his toys, which is sometimes funny, and sometimes painful.
Current Photo Exhibition: Rony Zakaria/Indonesia
Everything tastes sweet in the island of Java. During the days of the Dutch
administration, Java was one of the biggest producers of sugar in the world.
Today, only 60 factories remain. Indonesia now grows very little of the sugar
it consumes and is now the world's second biggest importer of sugar after
Russia. But the cultural celebration, big steam machinery and hard working
laborers are still there as a reminder of the sweet glory days of the past.
Born 1984 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Rony Zakaria holds a degree in Mathematics and
Computer Science. He started his career as a photographer after graduation. He
learned photojournalism at ANTARA Gallery of Photojournalism in Jakarta and
Ateneo de Manila in the Philippines as a fellow. Since then he has worked
mainly for national and foreign publications and has covered various issues in
his native, Indonesia.
Rony has won several accolades and awards for his work, including NPPA Best of
Photojournalism and Mochtar Lubis Award for Investigative reporting. He has
exhibited his work widely in Paris, Manila, Bangladesh, Singapore, Thailand,
Germany and Malaysia in 2013, he published his first monograph, Encounters. A
personal work with photographs collected starting from the beginning of his
He lives in Jakarta but continues to travel.
Norwegian film 'KON-TIKI', Huge Success
The screening of the Norwegian film ' KON-TIKI' was a huge success, with
a sell-out crowd at the Club, made up of members and non-members. Everyone
enjoyed the Oscar-nominated, gripping sea-adventure, which was one of the
biggest box-office hits in Norway.
The speciality Norwegian beer and salmon, served by the Norwegian Embassy, were
much appreciated too.
From the left: Chananya Nakkeaow, Office Manager, FCCT, Lekha Shankar, Film
Coordinator, Brita Magnusson, and Vegaard Holmelid, Deputy Head of the
From our Western Menu
Fettuccine with a creamy smoked salmon sauce
Grilled beef patty with lettuce, tomato and onion on a bun, and
Grilled salmon steak with a sweet, tangy, spicy honey mustard sauce
The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand
Penthouse, Maneeya Center
518/5 Ploenchit Road
(connected to the BTS Skytrain Chitlom station)
Patumwan, Bangkok 10330