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German Christmas Market 2019



The year 2019 is almost over and Christmas is approaching. As the previous Christmas Market was a big success (with over 5000 visitors), the Goethe-Institut Thailand is once again opening its doors and invites you to join in on the Christmas spirit and celebrate in an authentic atmosphere.

The market will take place on December 7 from 16:00 hrs – 22:00 hrs and on December 8 from 16:00 hrs – 20:00 hrs.

At more than 40 booths you can discover and enjoy German Christmas specialities, such as mulled wine and Stollen, but also Vietnamese sandwiches and Mediterranean food as well as gifts and natural products.

Furthermore, a small flea market will allow you to rummage for second-hand articles.

This year, the Christmas Market particularly focuses on sustainability, so that all Christmas decorations will be made completely out of recycled material.

Of course, there will be music as well: a Jazz band will complement the festive atmosphere and a school choir will perform German Christmas carols.

German Christmas Market 2019

Saturday 16:00 – 16:25 | Red Sala Thai
Kopi Kaputa´s musical performances close a bridge between Dada Art, medieval street ballads, chanson and Punk. Their German language singings will be subtitled with English picture boards and duck dancing. Alfred Banze: Singing, Ukulele & electronics / Klaus Uber: Singing & Bass / Tony Beilby: Drums

Saturday 17:00 – 20:00 | Room 1.004
Making vanilla crescents under palm trees, this experience might be a once in a lifetime. We will bring one of the most beloved German Christmas specialities to Thailand!

WHEN SANTA FELL TO EARTH (2011, 107 min)
Saturday 17:00 – 18:50 | Room 1.007
Ben and Charlotte have the adventure of their lifetime when Santa Claus himself needs their help to free his Christmas angels from the evil hands of Waldemar Wichteltod.

Saturday 19:00 – 20:15 / Sunday 18:45 – 20:00 | Room 1.007
It is almost Christmas when student Anna and aspiring lawyer Max travel to Poland in order to get their car stolen and claim insurance. On their journey, they end up at a Christmas party, where the Polish people’s warmth and hospitality, together with plenty of Vodka, makes everyone question their own prejudices.

ALLES IST LIEBE (2014, 120Min):
Sunday 16:30 – 18:30 | Room 1.007
The anthology film “Alles ist Liebe“ cleverly links various stories of love and family set in and around Frankfurt during pre-Christmas season.

Saturday 17:00 – 20:00 | Room 1.008
Christkind and Christmas Tree – we show our young guests how we celebrate Christmas in Germany.

Saturday 17:00 – 20:00 | Room 1.010/1.011
Upcycling is key! In the last months, we have eagerly collected alleged rubbish which we will turn into beautiful Christmas decorations, fully in line with this year’s theme “sustainability”.

LEARN GERMAN independently, anywhere, anytime:
Saturday 17:00 – 20:00 | Room 1.012
• Presentation of Goethe-Institut course formats: Blended Learning-courses und online courses
• Learning methods and materials incl. digital offers for starters (Level A1)
• Learning methods and materials incl. digital offers for intermediate learners (Level A2-B2)

Saturday 17:00 – 20:00 | Room 1.013
Interested to learn German but not sure how? See how we go about teaching this fascinating language.
• 10 Minute German lessons about everyday life for starters (A1)
• Registration in advance is required max. 12 people per class

VR BLACKBOX: Kafka in virtual reality and more
Saturday 8:00 – 20:00 Hrs. / Sunday 13:00 – 19:00 Hrs. | Library
“One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed into a horrible vermin.” Thus, begins ‘The Metamorphosis’ by Franz Kafka, one of the 20th century’s most famous novellas. With Virtual Reality, you can now experience a Kafkaesque metamorphosis without having to go through an unsettling night. Visit our library and dive into “VRWandlung”, a Virtual Reality experience like no other.

Saturday 16:00 – 20:00 Hrs. / Sunday 16:00 – 19:00 Hrs. | Library
Looking for something less kafkaesque? Then take a tour in the iconic Bauhaus building! Other Christmas and winter themed interactive programs are also waiting for you and your little ones to try!

Saturday 8:00 – 20:00 / Sunday 13:00 – 19:00 | Library
Read, Learn, Listen Everywhere: more than 30.000 digital media in German for all ages and language levels. Easily downloadable to mobile devices and of course, no advertisements or commercials! We help with registration!

Saturday 18:00 / Sunday 17:00 hrs | Goethe Atrium
On the way by bus in Bangkok and Berlin. Moods and stories, captured in a mixed-media installation by artist couple Christine Falk & Alfred Banze, with paintings, films, drawings, photos & texts.

Saturday 17:00 – 20:00 | in front of the Library
Share the event on social media and get a picture of you for free! Our tropical Christmas Market is for sure an instagrammable spot!

Saturday 17:30 – 17:45 hrs | Red Sala Thai
to be announced

Saturday 18:00 – 18:15 hrs | Goethe Atrium
The magic of Christmas has always been a source of imagination for storytelling. Join us and forget the hustle and bustle of Bangkok for a while.

Saturday 18:00 – 22:00 / Sunday 16:00 – 20:00 | Red Sala Thai
The festive atmosphere will be accompanied by Christmasy jazz-music – played by a student band from Mahidol university – we are particularly looking forward to their performance of famous German Christmas songs like “Stille Nacht”!

Sunday 15:00 – 16:00 | Goethe-Saal
A rich program of piano pieces from film music to German Christmas classics.

Goethe-Institut Thailand
18/1 Soi Goethe; Sathorn 1, Bangkok

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HE Clinic Has Reopened



HE Clinic has announced they have now reopened and are accepting clients and to make life a little easier they are offering a 30% discount on all treatments.

HA Filler top-up – Normal price 8,500 THB per cc NOW 5,950
Shockwave for ED – Normal price 37,500 THB (7 sessions) NOW 26,250
P-shot – Normal price 11,900 NOW 8,330

HE Clinic Has Reopened

Have you been gaining weight?

For people who have found their waistline gaining unhealthy ground over the last few months, now might be a great time to try non-invasive fat removal, also known as Coolsculpting.

Get the perfect abs you always wanted, without having to go to the gym.

HE Clinic is currently offering this treatment for just 5,600 THB (one location)

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ZippBike Delivery Area Explodes



ZippBike Delivery Area Explodes

Now just about everyone living in and around Bangkok can get ZippBike beer, wine & spirits delivered direct to their door with the newly announced zone expansion.

The ZippBike boys have massively expanded their delivery area and now cover as far as outer Thonburi and all the way down to Samut Prakan.

Check out the all-new map here:

ZippBike Delivery Area Explodes

ZippBike delivers beer, craft beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks seven days a week from 1-8 p.m. Their goal is to get your drinks to you within two hours of ordering, or sooner.

Currently, due to the national curfew, all orders placed after 7 p.m. will be delivered the next day.

ZippBike cannot deliver on Buddhist holidays or other days where retail alcohol sales are prohibited. You can order online, but it will be delivered the next day.

ZippBike Delivery Area Explodes

And delivery prices aren’t going to break the bank and keep in mind it saves you having to move off the sofa.

Rates are based on the district in the shipping address, which are grouped into zones. Please look for your home district in the map and table above.

Visit the website here.

Questions? Call 092-360-4881 or email

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New Book Launched By Stu Lloyd – BAMBOOZLED: The Lighter Side Of Expat Life In Asia



Stu Lloyd has dropped his latest book, a massive collection of colourful stories contributed by expats from Pakistan to Papua New Guinea and everywhere in between.

“It’s called BAMBOOZLED – the Lighter Side of expat Life in Asia,” says the Zimbabwe-born Australian who lives in Thailand. “It’s a project I’ve been sitting on for a while and I thought what better time than now to bring people a laugh or two hundred. So we’ve rushed it out on e-book first for an easy, contactless experience.”

The stories are divided up by chapters which include: Language problems and miscommunication

Airport and flying
Café, restaurant and pubs
Bribery, corruption and conmen
Drivers and maids
Golf and sport
Embassy and Diplomatic
Holidays, hotel and travel
Houses, flatmates and landlords
Doctors, nurses, hospitals … and faith healers
Office and work
Retail and shopping experiences, and much more.


Bamboozled captures the simultaneous fun and frustrations of living and working in Asia.

“Many of these are what I call the bamboozling moments,” says Lloyd. “Part mystifying, part perplexing, part head-scratching. Like, what just happened there? But ultimately funny stuff to look back on.”

Lloyd has been collecting stories in the line of duty since he arrived in Hong Kong “as a child slave” in 1987, and has since lived and worked in Singapore, China and Thailand. “Big shout-out to our contributors — these stories are our shared collected experience as foreigners. Many of us have experienced these situations ourselves, or can easily picture ourselves in them — for better or worse, because some of them are quite edgy.”

Bamboozled is corporate friendly and family-friendly, reflecting the new breed of expat, reflected in the range of contributors, both Western and Asian, male and female.

Stu Lloyd has been called ‘the perfect storyteller’ by The Telegraph, UK, on the back of his body of work which covers military history, colonial history, and travel. His 11 books have sold over 100,000 copies and his features have appeared everywhere from Sydney Morning Herald, South China Morning Post to National Geographic Traveler magazine.


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