Share this article
BANGKOK VENUE:
Chang Chui

  • Chang Chui
  • Chang Chui
  • Chang Chui
  • Chang Chui
  • Chang Chui

Thonburi’s highly-anticipated creative hub, Chang Chui, opens today (Jun 23). 

Somchai Songwattana (read our interview), CEO and art director of Thailand’s pioneering fashion brand FlyNow has turned an 11-rai plot land into a new creative space that hopes to celebrate the work of young artists and designers.
 
A mesh of 18 separate buildings, “Chang Chui” lives up to its name (it means “sloppy artisan” in Thai) with each structure being made from reused materials. 
 
Though several of the main attractions, like a disused airplane that will feature a restaurant called Na-Oh, are not yet open, there is still plenty to see and do.
 
Yonyaan
 
Doors open from 11am for the alcohol-free Green zone, where you can get your coffee fix from One Ounce for Onion while shopping for books from Booksmith and stationery from Lamune at the Yonyaan building (pictured above).
 
 
Next to it, Daek Din (pictured above) is a funky food court that features nine of Bangkok’s iconic food specialists, including Trok Sung braised pork knuckle, Guan Ah chicken rice and Cheng Sim Ee icy sweets. For afternoon tea, drop by the new branch of the beautiful Hua Hin-hailing The Tea House. 
 
 
A skull-shaped building (pictured above) is home to a gardening and plant shop, while you will also find Happening shop, an art gallery and food truck parking area. 
 
 
Another section starts operation at 4pm, comprising a theater-cinema spot where Pichet Klunchun and Documentary Club take turns to present performances and well-curated documentaries, a music live house where Boyd Kosiyabong brings together indie artists, Rosemanclub eyewear shop, fashion stores, a galaxy-themed barber shop, a paint bar and even a drone training school. 
 
 
F&B-wise, we're left waiting for the two most exciting openings: airplane restaurant Na-Oh (opening in August) helmed by chef Andy Yang of the Rhong Tiam brand; and insect-specializing restaurant Insects in the Backyard (opening by the end of the month). In the meantime, you can get Pizza Pazza’s offerings, Gunger’s Thai-twisted burgers and lots of food from rotating temporary stalls. Drop by the thrillingly-themed Hoay bar for some craft beer or Runway bar under the plane for some drinks..
 
 
For today's opening event, expect live music from Hers, Chanudom and Whal & Dolph, live DJs by Dudesweet, We are X and Oasis: Supersonic documentary screenings, a coffee calligraphy workshop by Soravis P. and a dance performance by Bangkok Swing.
Share this article
Chang Chui, 460/8 Sirindhorn Rd., Bangkok, Thailand

Opening Hours:

daily 11am-11pm

Open Since:

June, 2017
0
 
 
Chang Chui

News


advertorial

Here’s where you should organize your next sustainable conference around Thailand

The globally recognized ISO 20121 certification, otherwise known as Event Sustainability Management Systems, encourages organizations in the events industry to make its products, events and services more sustainable. Thailand is the second country in the world to implement the certification after the United Kingdom, with five venues that have met the required standards since 2012. Under the ISO’s goals, venues are encouraged to combine profit, people and the planet in a way that is truly sustainable. Here's why you should pick these five ISO 20121-certified venues for your next conference.

Candide Books

Print's not dead! Through July 2, some of Bangkok’s coolest bookstores roll out special events and deals.

Credit: Mark Fischer (via Flickr)

First promised for August last year, the all-in-one "Mangmoom" card has been a long, long time coming. Latest estimates put it as launching in October, but frustrated Bangkok commuters are used to waiting. Here are some things that should have been done years ago. 

Jeep Kongdechakul's design

Ten limited-edition Miam Vice bags from the likes of Alex Face, PUCK and Jaytherabbit will go up for auction.