The Official Launch of the

Chao Phya Abhai Raja Siammanukulkij Foundation
Presentation of the Thai version of the book "Chao Phya Abhai Raja, General Advisor of H.M. King Chulalongkorn"
The Residence of the Belgian Ambassasor in Bangkok.

29 October 2008

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Sattaya Sri-On, Count Gerald van der Straten Ponthoz, Claire Rolin and Narindrachart Akkharapolphan.   Pierre Swennen, Karl Steppe, owner of the Blue Elephant Bangkok, and H.E. Mr Jan Matthysen.
Patrick Rolin with Sathit Simpongpan, Chairman of TMB Bank. M.R. Thepkamol Devakula, Governor Trisit Sinsomboonthong and Thaanit Vajarodaya.
Rotarians from Maechan and Bangkorlaem clubs. Dr. Jintanand Subhamitr and Count Gerald.
    Karl Steppe (far right), owner of the Blue Elephant invites everyone for a delicious meal after the party.
The Thai (left) and English (right) versions of the book "Chao Phya Abhai Raja Gustave Rolin-Jaequemyns, General Advisor of H.M. King Chulalongkorn". A sample of hill tribe ceramic statues of young Lahu artists Winai Chaso, were exposed during the party. Winai Chaso is preparing an exhibition which will be held in Chiangrai in December 2008.
Winai Chaso with one of his Akha statues. Winai is a Lahu students coming from a very disadvantaged background. The foundation changed his life and he aspires to become a real artist. A bust of Chao Phya Abhai Raja was made of ice for the party. In the background, the painting of Chao Phya Abhai Raja Gustave Rolin-Jaequemyns.

The residence of the Belgian ambassador in Bangkok where the party was held on October 29th 2008.



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