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October 2019

Photo & Art Exhibition “In Our Voices: Health & Resilience along the Thailand-Myanmar Border”

October 15 @ 11:00 am - October 27 @ 7:00 pm

Despite Thailand having one of the best national healthcare systems in the region, not everyone can access it. Cross-border populations often live in underprivileged conditions and are exposed to infectious diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis. Limitations to health care access, due to geographical, financial, socio-cultural, language or security concerns, preclude effective prevention and treatment of diseases. Women and children are particularly at risk due to inadequate maternal and child services. To highlight cross-border health concerns, Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine…

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Book Discussion “A History of the Thai-Chinese” by Jeffery Sng

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC, 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
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“A History of the Thai-Chinese”, written by Singaporean former diplomat Jeffrey Sng and his wife Pimpraphai Bisalputra brings to life the rich stories and legends of the Thai-Chinese. This community has had a tremendous impact on Siamese history and modern-day Thailand well beyond Bangkok’s thriving Chinatown. Many modern Thai leaders, including prime ministers, high-ranking officials and business leaders, are ethnic Chinese and of Chinese lineage and Sino-Thai influence is palpable in the spheres of politics, culture and economics.  Through interviews…

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Panel Discussion “International Foundations in Southeast Asia: A Declining Resource for Civil Society?”

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC, 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
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While there is much talk of the shrinking of civic space in Southeast Asia (and the world), public discussion rarely touches on how this also affects (and is affected by) the availability of funding for civil society organizations, in particular those that advocate for human rights. Last February, SEA Junction has launched a series of events and publications focusing on the funding challenges experienced by civil society in the region, with support by the Open Society Foundations (OSF).  This initiative…

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Workshop on Indonesian Dolls by Saepudin and Wati Astuti

October 26 @ 1:00 pm - October 27 @ 4:00 pm
SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC, 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
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Southeast Asia is a region rich in arts and craft. SEA Junction workshop series aims to provide a venue for both children and adults to learn by doing about some of these artistic traditions. On October 26 and 27 at 1 pm we welcome two Indonesian craft tutors, Saepudin and Wati Astuti, from Circa Handmade Indonesia, an organization working to enhance economic empowerment of disadvantaged women in West Java through the production and sale of traditional art and craft program.…

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December 2019

5th Event of the “The Rice of Southeast Asia” Series: Photo Exhibition “Rice Terraces in the Greater Mekong Sub-region” by Giuseppe di Mauro

December 3 @ 11:00 am - December 15 @ 7:00 pm

In recognition of the centrality of rice in Southeast Asian culture, in 2017 SEA Junction in collaboration with Asiatopia launched the series the “Rice of Southeast Asia”. The series aimed to explore the various dimensions of rice, from mythology and culture to science and agriculture through lectures, exhibitions and other events. The 5th event to the series will be a solo photo exhibition on the “Rice Terraces of the Greater Mekong Sub-region” by photographer Giuseppe Di Mauro, which will find…

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