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Bangkok Accueil

Bangkok Accueil is an association that facilitates the integration of French residents in Bangkok. It is affiliated to the FIAFE (Fédération Internationale d’Accueil des Français à Etranger). All members are volunteers and the membership brings together some fifty people who offer a wide variety of activities throughout the year.

The Members

The association has 35 volunteers and 15 local godmothers who keep it going. It’s chaired by Bérengère Maréchal. In terms of membership, Bangkok Accueil has 370 members. Members include retirees, employees, families, or single people. Of course, it’s not only volunteers who can give, members can contribute to the events organization, for example.

The Activities

The association offers two types of activities:

  • events, such as a September Brunch, a Christmas market, a pancake of kings at the end of January, an annual Gala or a garage sale.
  • workshops, which are active every week. There are sports workshops with water aerobics, yoga, badminton, golf, or tennis. Artistic workshops such as the writing or sewing workshop. Games workshops with poker, bridge, board games, Mah-Jong, etc.

Membership

You can join Bangkok Accueil during meetings organized every Thursday from 9am to 12pm, the even numbered weeks at RinB Ekkamai Soi 2 and on the odd numbered weeks at Chocolab at the So Sofitel hotel or at the back to school brunch.

Note that Bangkok Accueil membership entitles you to a significant number of discounts such as a discount of 10% on drugs and 15% on rooms at BNH Hospital, or 10% discount in some restaurants.

If you want more information on this association, we invite you to visit their website by clicking here.