by the Siam Society under Royal Patronage

SHT Advocacy & Networking

The Siam Society
in collaboration with Arsom Silp Institute of the Arts and Bangkok Sketchers

will conduct an open air workshop
"Sketching Talad Noi Cultural Heritage"
to promote and safeguard community culture
on Saturday, 7 June 2014 at 1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

(The event will be conducted in Thai)


Talad Noi, one of the big riverside Chinese communities in Bangkok, is rich with cultural heritage from early Rattanakosin. Its shophouses, shrines, mansions and living culture reflect historical, architectural, economic, social and spiritual value of the neighborhood.

Today, the heritage of Talad Noi is in slow decay. The open air workshop will be conducted to record the conditions of the heritage and to raise public awareness on community heritage conservation.




1:30 p.m.

Meet at Kalawar (Holy Rosary) Church

  • Welcome to Talad Noi and introduce the project “Yan Cheen Thin Bangkok”
    (โครงการย่านจีนถิ่นบางกอก) by Acharn Sarinporn Poommanee, Instructor at
    Arsom Silp Institute of the Arts
  • Introducing Bangkok Sketchers by Khun Asnee Tasanaruangrong,
    a founder of Bangkok Sketchers and Member of The Siam Society

  • Walk through Talad Noi (using the cultural heritage map provided) to visit
    many cultural attractions and sketch freely
3:30 p.m.

Meet at Joe Sue Gong Shrine

  • Tea break with Chinese tea and snacks
  • Listen to the story of Joe Sue Gong shrine and So Heng Tai mansion by Khun Pimpraphai Bisalputra, a famous writer and Council Member of The Siam Society
  • Sketch freely at Joe Sue Gong Shrine
4:00 p.m

Proceed to So Heng Tai Mansion

  • Welcome speech by Phusak Posayachinda, house owner
  • Sketch freely
5:30 p.m.

Show sketches and share experience/opinions on Talad Noi cultural
heritage conservation

6:00 p.m.

Lucky draw for sketchers and members of the press

End program

Siam Society members are invited to observe the activities or join the program as a sketcher free of charge. Please bring your own sketching equipment. There is a limited number of seats.

For reservation and more information, please contact Khun Jarunee at jarunee@siam-society.org or 02-6616470-7 ext. 204, 084-6413401.