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ATS Christmas lunch at Nipa Thai Restaurant overlooking Hyde Park

Friday 12th December at 12:30 pm
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Friday December 19 , 2014
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Forthcoming events

The three principal Anglo-Thai Society meetings in 2014 are:

  • Summer Reception at the House of Lords in June
  • Presentation of Educational Awards this year at The Office of Educational Affairs, The Royal Thai Embassy, London, on Tuesday 18th November
  • ATS Christmas lunch on Friday 12th December


ATS Christmas Lunch

Nipa Thai Restaurant - Friday 12th December at 12: 30 pm

ATS will be holding their annual Christmas Lunch at Nipa Thai Restaurant, Lancaster Hotel, (1st Floor), Lancaster Terrace, London W2 2TY, on Friday 12th December. Guests should arrive by 12.15pm for 12.30 seating.  Nearest tube station is Lancaster Gate.

This is a popular event and the number is strictly limited.  Please contact committee member Tui Thapthimthong to book your place as soon as possible, using the form below.  Payment must accompany the booking form. As we have to pay the restaurant in advance for each place, your payment for the ticket/s must be received no later than Saturday 6th December.  No tickets will be issued, but your place will be confirmed when your payment has been received.

The cost of the meal includes a welcome glass of wine and staff gratuities. There will a selection of dishes to share.

Ticket price: £30 per person for ATS and associate members, £35 per person for guests. To book a place, please contact Tui at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or by phone/fax at 020 87410393.  He will need your email (or postal address if no email) to confirm your place.

Tsunami Orphanage Sponsorship

The Christmas lunch will also be an opportunity to raise funds through raffle prizes for a new ATS initiative, The Orphanage Sponsorship Scheme.  More information on this will be announced to members soon.


ATS Visit to Loy Kratong Festival

Buddhapadipa Temple, 14 Calonne Road, Wimbledon, SW19 5HJ - Sunday 2nd November 2014

The Society has organised this visit so that members can enjoy and participate in the traditional Thai festival of Loy Kratong.  The name could be translated as "to float a basket or candle", and comes from the tradition of making kratong or buoyant, decorated lotus flower baskets, which are then floated on a river or lake. The charge of £15 each will include guide, a handmade Kratong and a donation to the Temple


10.30 am : Members arrive at Buddhapadipa Temple
11.00 am : Guided tour by Khun Ladda (Kru Koong) with information about the Temple & history of Loy Kratong. (while monks have meal)
12.00 pm onwards : Members at leisure and can buy food at stalls. They can float their Kratong at their leisure.

Meeting point:- Meet Dr Orapin Dawson at the bottom of the steps on the entry to the main temple at 10.30.

For any member who has not visited the temple before, you will be amazed to see a traditional Thai style temple in London!

Tickets will not be issued, but names will be checked on arrival. Details of how to get there by public transport are given on the temple’s website:

Please download and complete the form below if you wish to come, and send to: Trevor Knox, 62A Dore Road, Sheffield S17 3NE, Tel: 0114 2368 129


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