Club News

Statement on the killing of reporter Aung Kyaw Naing while in military custody in Myanmar

Clubhouse Closed on Thursday October 23rd, 2014

Events in October

7pm, Monday October 27, 2014
Contemporary World Film Series: 'Young Goethe in Love', Germany
102 mins, directed by Philip Stolzl Screening Courtesy: Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany & Goethe Institut, Thailand, who will serve beer, wine and pretzels.

6.30pm-8.30pm, Tuesday October 28, 2014
Tips on how to find out your child's learning style by Jason Perkins

7pm, Thursday October 30, 2014
"Sila Lidskosti - Nicholas Winton" (The Power of Good - Nicholas Winton)
64 mins, Directed by Matej Minac Screening Courtesy: Embassy of the Czech Republic

10 am - 12 pm, Friday October 31, 2014
Ecological Agriculture, A climate resilient model of Agriculture: The way forward
A Press Conference

Events in November

7pm, Wednesday November 5, 2014
Surviving Freelance
A Panel Discussion

11am-1.30pm, Thurday November 13, 2014
Bangkok Business Connections (BBC)
The Best Networking Luncheon in Town!

Job Openings

Yangon-based Editor/Reporter
Coconuts Media

Copywriter/ Business Blog Writer (Chonburi)
Creative Communication Solutions

NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)

Staff Reporter
The Nikkei

Managing Editor
The Phuket News

Copy Sub-Editor
The Bangkok Post

In the Gallery, October 2014: A Dream Surely Vanishing

A Dream Surely Vanishing is an on-going, joint photo documentary project. Its narrative vehicle is Burma's Irrawaddy River, as it flows past a stunning land and people of vast kindness being eroded by ill- planned economic development. Purposefully aimed away from the popular topics of ethnic armies, religious violence and drug abuse, this project seeks to connect its audience with the underrepresented people of Burma and the issues they face, while at the same time painting a picture of a breathtaking land being heralded as one of Asia's last economic frontiers.

More details here

Jazz at the FCCT, every Friday, between 8.00 pm and 10.00pm

    03 October: Tonic

    10 October: The Bylines

    17 October: The Bylines

    24 October: The Bylines

    31 October: The Bylines

Contemporary World Film Series: Phllippines Comedy: 'Ekstra'

The lively comedy 'Ekstra' ('The Bit Player'), which has won audiences at festivals around the world, won over audiences at the Fcct too. The film deals with a woman desperately trying to win the role of an 'extra' in a melodramatic TV serial, and having to face the madness and mayhem inside the sets of a film. The role of the 'extra' was played by Vilmas Santos, one of the top actresses of the Filipino screen, who also happens to be the Governor of of an important province in her country.

Local Filippino food like pansit noodles, chicken adobo, puto sweet, added to the enjoyment of the evening. The screening was attended by prominent members of the Filipino community, led by Ambassador HE Jocelyn Baitoon Garcia.

From the left: Sylvia Reyes, Cultural Attache of Philippines Embassy, HE Jocelyn Batoon Garcia, Ambassador of Philippines, Jonathan Head, FCCT President, Lekha Shankar, Film Coordinator for the FCCT.

Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand - Your Perfect Venue

For press conferences, book and motion picture launches, corporate meetings and more. The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand's penthouse Clubhouse is the perfect venue. We are:
  • Centrally located in the Maneeya Center, in the heart of Ratchaprasong, home to the greatest concentration of news bureaus and media organizations in Thailand.
  • Adjacent to and easily accessible directly from the Chidlom BTS Skytrain station.
We offer our customers a wide range of services, custom tailored to your specific needs. We have: Complete audio-visual capability with three video cameras and fixed and wireless microphones for live presentations.
  • Multi-disk record and playback equipment for standard-definition and Blu-Ray high-definition DVD, audio and video CD and most other popular formats.
  • LCD projector with direct and oblique screens for motion picture and computer presentations.
  • Complete kitchen providing a myriad of delicious food-service options, from coffee-break sweets to quick meals to sit-down or buffet lunches and dinners featuring eastern, western and vegetarian cuisine.
  • Full bar offering a wide range of soft drinks, beers on tap and in bottle, wine, and a selection of spirits and popular cocktails.
  • Smoker's balcony with picnic seating, greenery and a fine view of central Bangkok.
Rates are among the most reasonable in town, starting at only Baht 5,000 for a half-day's use of the Clubhouse, including our audio-visual equipment and a skilled operator. Catering services are priced to your specific requirement.

And for that special private party, the fully staffed Clubhouse can be exclusively yours on almost any Saturday or Sunday for little more than a weekday event.

For bookings or for more information, please contact the FCCT at 02 652-0580 or by e-mail to

The King of Thailand in World Focus

Now available in soft cover! Only Baht 270 for FCCT members

The FCCT's sell-out publishing success, The King of Thailand in World Focus, a 280-page collection of articles and images from the international press on the life and reign of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rama IX, is now available in a new, popularly priced soft-cover edition. In addition to making for fascinating reading, the book is the only comprehensive reference work on the current reign as reported over the years by correspondents, journalists and photographers in magazines and newspapers around the world

This large-format, full-color book is identical to the hard-bound third edition which sold out late last year, but with a stiff, varnished art-card cover, and priced to be easy on the wallet. It's available through the FCCT office and at Asia Books around town for the cover price of only Baht 300. FCCT members can get a copy through the FCCT office only for just Baht 270, on presentation of your current membership card.

Don't miss out. Get your copy of this unique publication today!

Attending FCCT Programs

How do you keep up with all the great FCCT programs?

Join FCCT and receive e-mails whenever new programs are added. Because news changes fast, FCCT sometimes schedules timely programs on short notice.

FCCT members receive e-mails with "late-breaking news" about programs.

For Correspondents Only?

The FCCT is not just for correspondents-in fact, most of our members are not news people.

A past FCCT president even came up with the slogan, "You don't have to be foreign and you don't have to be a correspondent". We are a very diverse club and welcome all.

For more information, call 02-652-0580-1 or click here to e-mail

The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand
Penthouse, Maneeya Center
518/5 Ploenchit Road
(connected to the BTS Skytrain Chitlom station)
Patumwan, Bangkok 10330

Phone: 02-652-0580-1

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