Get Together 2019

Get Together #70

Get Together #70

70th SSB Get-Together on 25th February 2019 Ivo Sieber tree Years as Ambassador in Thailand A Look Back and Ahead More than 50 participants where registered for this event. Complete Story in German an English you will found at Presentations and Reports Events and Get Together (128 Bilder, 1 Videos)

Get Together #69

Get Together #69

Tue 22 January 2019 Restaurant Chesa Bangkok 24 Members and Guest Mainly young members and Guests joined our get Together to hear about the successful startup company Mister Loo. Two young Swiss, Andreas Wanner and Dominic Schuler told us how they met when they were working as investment banker for UBS. They got bored about their shit-job and developed the idea of an innovative public toilet concept ? from shit to shit??. Mister Loo is an innovative public toilet concept from Switzerland offering clean restrooms and state-of-the-art refreshing facilities to international tourists and local travellers in a safety environment at highly frequented public locations like tourist attractions, markets, beaches, pedestrian zones as well as train, bus, and gas service stations in Thailand and Vietnam. Mister Loo wants to turn the uncomfortable process of visiting a public toilet facility into an enjoyable experience. You will spend on average 3 years of your life sitting on a toilet. Consequently, make sure that you do not waste your time using public toilets but rather use one of Mister Loo premium toilets. Some come to sit and think, others just to shit and stink?.. (18 Bilder)

Get Together 2018

Get Together #68

Get Together #68

18 Dezember 2018 Chesa 20 Mitglieder und zwei Gäste trafen sich zum letzten Get Together 2018. Knut Sierotzki informierte über das Ausbau Projekt der Schweizer Schule in Minburi, und Simon Dörig half Ihm die zahlreichen Fragen dazu zu beantworten. Der Höhepunkt des Abends war das Fondue Chinoise mit Australischem Angus Rindfleisch. Herzlichen Dank an Thomas und René und das ganze Chesa Team. Ein Riesen Dankeschön auch an Linus Knobel und Luca von der Brasserie 9 welche wiederum einen Vaucher für den Speaker gesponsort haben . See you again in 2019. (14 Bilder, 1 Videos)

Get Together #67

Get Together #67

Tue 20th November Chesa 25 members and friends at the get together with Regula Schmidhauser Regula Schmiedhauser lives since 2012 Bangkok and works as Blogger for an international company. She gave us an overview of the significance of multimedia in the world, Thailand and Switzerland. Worldwide 3.4 Billion (44%) are active multimedia users, in Thailand 51 Million (74%) and in Switzerland 4.4 Million (52%). The 6 dominant platforms are 1) Facebook, 2) YouTube 3) WhatsApp, 4) FB messenger, 5) Wiexin/Wechat and 6) Instagram. The in Thailand popular platform "line" ranks only 19. Interesting figures are as well the number of mobile subscriptions in Thailand of 93.61 Million (135%) whereas in Switzerland only 10.75 Million (126%). A reason for this difference might be the coverage of PC owners in Switzerland. Our observation that mobiles are used much more than in Switzerland are shown with following figures: Active mobile social users in Thailand 46 million (67%) and in Switzerland 3.7 million (43%). We thank Regula for this highly interesting talk! Again we enjoyed delicious food at the Swiss Restaurant Chesa and thank Thomas Novak for sponsoring the dinner for Regula and handing over the token of appreciation (a voucher for a Sunday brunch) to Regula. (14 Bilder)

Get Together #66

Get Together #66

Zürcher Zünfte und Sächsilüüte Dienstag 16 Oktober 2018 im Chesa mit Luca Sigg Over 30 members joined this GetTogether, to listen to Lucas speech about Sechseläuten. The Sechseläuten (Zürich German: Sächsilüüte) is a traditional spring holiday in the Swiss city of Zürich celebrated in its current form, usually on the 3rd Monday of April, since the early 20th century. The roots of the festival go back to medieval times when the first day of summer working hours was celebrated in the guildhalls across the city. City ordinances strictly regulated the length of the working day in that era. During the winter semester the workday in all workshops lasted as long as there was daylight, but during the summer semester (i.e. starting on Monday following vernal equinox) the law proclaimed that work must cease when the church bells tolled at six o'clock. Sechseläuten is a Swiss German word that literally translates into "The six o'clock ringing of the bells". Changing to summer working hours traditionally was a joyous occasion because it marked the beginning of the season where people had some non-working daylight hours. Burnings of Böögg figures in spring are attested in various places of the city from the late 18th and early 19th century, without direct connection to the Sechseläuten. The combination of the Sechseläuten parade and the burning of an official Böögg was introduced in 1902. But still today the guilds accept only men as member. There is a lady-guild, but the are not allowed to join the official parade?. (28 Bilder, 1 Videos)

Get Together #65

Get Together #65

Dienstag 18 September 2018 mit Wilfried Schnider 40 Mitglieder und Freunde der Swiss Society Bangkok trafen sich im Chesa Restaurant an der Sukhumvit Soi 20 Der Gastredner, Wilfried Schnider, Konsul der Schweizer Botschaft, informierte über die Entwicklungen der konsularischen Dienste des regionalen Konsulats der Schweizerischen Botschaft in Bangkok. Nach dem interessanten Vortrag wurden wir mit einen feinen Menu von Thomas und Rene verwöhnt. (24 Bilder)

Get Together #64

Get Together #64

Dienstag 21 August Stan Fitzner (30) Nach einem kurzen Lebensüberblick erzählte er uns: - Warum Bangkok (Vorteile/Nachteile) - Integration (Wie Ich meinen Sozialen Kreise bildete) - Alltagsleben eines Expats um 30 Jahre (Beispiele, Get-together und Aktivitäten) - Mein Alltagsleben - Andere Auslands-Schweizer (12 Bilder)

Get Together #63

Get Together #63

Basic Computer Security 23 Member and Guests (4 Bilder)

Get Together # 62

Get Together # 62

Get Together mit Thomas Gerber Dienstag 19 Juni 2018 Thema Brauch ich eine Krankenkasse? (5 Bilder)

Get Together #61

Get Together #61

Get Together mit Peter Wiesner 15 Mai 2018 18 year working for Bangkok Airways (16 Bilder)

Get Together #59

Get Together #59

20 March 2018 Chesa A formidable EARTHQUAKE of a magnitude of at least 7.0 on the Richter Scale hits the small island in Léogâne, 30km south-west of Port-au-Prince, the capital, at a depth of only 14km, destroying thousands of buildings and disrupting life. Swiss Society Bangkok's member, Urs Berner, was present in Port-au Prince as the disaster struck. He accepted to share with us a few memories of this tragic event as he recalls how the Swiss authorities tried to help their citizens in the area as well as bringing relief to the wracked country. Great Event with 26 members also Rene von Rautenkranz was among us, one year after his bye-bye get together (69 Bilder)

Get Together #58

Get Together #58

20 February 2018 Achtsamkeit im täglichen Leben. Gemeinsamkeiten Christentum und Buddhismus Brigitte Schrottenbacher (22 Bilder)

get Together #57

get Together #57

12. January 2018 Get Together #57 in Pattaya , 46 participants were present, thereof 19 from Bangkok and 27 from Pattaya and surrounding area. After the interesting Speak by Heiner Moessing about the real estate market (especially in Pattaya) we were pampered by Pascal Schyder and his team from Casa Pascal with an excellent dinner. (21 Bilder)

Get Together 2017

Get Together #56

Get Together #56

Last Event 2017 with Marc Weder Success story of a Swiss-Thai Joint ventures Marc Werder from Zurich, 60, originally IT expert, Banker and 15 years Business Consultant together with the founder of the company epimedical Switzerland. There main products are Swiss Made Orthopedic Implants. In 2011 the vision was born to go to Asia. Marc moved to Thailand in 2013 und he will tell us how he successfully took root in the new culture, how he build up his network, and found the right partner to incorporate epimedical ASIA in 2016. The success story of a lean Swiss company that succeeds against big American brands like Johnson & Johnson with better quality and less expensive products. Special Christmas Menu (35 Bilder)

Get Together #55

Get Together #55

21-11-2017 120 Jahre Rama V in Switzerland (50 Bilder, 1 Videos)

Get Together #54

Get Together #54

17-10-2017 Infos zum Auslandschweizer Rat ( ASO ) (1 Bilder)

Get Together #53

Get Together #53

19-9-2017 Simon Dörig informs about Swiss School and their plans for the future (5 Bilder)

Get Together #52

Get Together #52

15-08-2017 Bye Bye Simon (19 Bilder, 2 Videos)

Get Together #51

Get Together #51

18-7-2017 Karin Wenger, on the road in Afghanistan (27 Bilder)

Get Together #50

Get Together #50

20-6-2017 Das IKRK in Thailand ? die Beziehung zum Thailändischen Roten Kreuz (13 Bilder)

Get Together #49

Get Together #49

16-5-2017 Werner Schäppi , Space Tourist (14 Bilder, 6 Videos)

Get Together #48

Get Together #48

18-4-2017 Botschafter Ivo Sieber & Jürg Burri (27 Bilder)

Get Together #47

Get Together #47

Abschied René von Rautenkranz (21 Bilder)

Get Together #46

Get Together #46

21-2-2017 test text (1 Bilder)

Get Together #45

Get Together #45

17-1-2017 Chesa (2 Bilder)

Events 2019

AGM 2019

AGM 2019

Annual General Meeting, 13 March 2019, Hotel Rembrandt, Story in German an English you will found at Presentations and Reports Events and Get Together (175 Bilder)

Marc Faber, Where Are We Going, Where Have We Been

Marc Faber, Where Are We Going, Where Have We Been

21 February 2019 JW Marriott over 80 Members Guests and Friends Complete Story you will found at Presentations and Reports Events and Get Together (96 Bilder, 3 Videos)

Wine Harvest Khao Yai

Wine Harvest Khao Yai

11 Members, 8th to 10th February 2019 Photostory and more you will found in *Presentations and Reports Events and Get Together* (314 Bilder)

Lunch Event mit Maria-Theresia Zwyssig

Lunch Event mit Maria-Theresia Zwyssig

Tue 15 January 2019 Arnoma Grand Bangkok 28 Members and friends have visited this exciting and interesting event. We had the honor to have Maria Theresia from Switzerland as our guest speaker. She came from Switzerland by bicycle to Bangkok and continues to Nepal a fascinating and enthralling speech from Maria-Theresia combined with excellent food from Arnoma. Thanks to Eric and his Team. 20.03.19 Update by Eric After leaving Bangkok she cycled up North to China and now she informs me that she has reached Kathmandu and Pokhara in Nepal ready to trek across the Himalayans Furthermore she is informing me that she will appear on Swiss TV as follows and she would very much appreciate if you could spread the news to all the Swiss friends that would like to follow her adventures: Saturday April 13th, 2019 at 20:05 on SFR 1. Program title is: Jetzt oder Nie-Lebe Dein Traum (91 Bilder, 6 Videos)

Events 2018

Christmas Brunch 2018

Christmas Brunch 2018

Christmas Brunch 9. Dezember 2018 Exklusiv Interview mit dem Samichlaus Bereits zum zweiten Mal empfingen die professionellen Gastgeber Linus A.E. Knobel und Luca Sigg die 74 SSB Mitglieder in der rustikalen Brasserie 9. Währendem die ?Grossen? den selbstgemachten Eierlikör zum Apero genossen, vergnügten sich die ?Kleinen? im Spielzimmer unter der engagierten Betretung der RIS Swiss Section. Das reichhaltige und qualitativ hochstehende Buffet eignete sich hervorragend um ausgiebig zu schlemmeren. Der mit Spannung erwartete Samichlaus erzählte den 22 kleinen und 54 grossen Kindern dass er ein moderner Chlaus ist; ?nebst den konventionellen Informationsquellen arbeitet er auch mit Internet und Facebook ?natürlich hat er auch ein Tablet, Geschichten liest er aber lieber aus seinem goldenen Buch vor. Gemeinsam wurde nun Merry Christmas gesungen um sich die ?Geschänkli? vom Chlaus zu verdienen. Auch für den Samichlaus gab es eine Überraschung; in dem sehr gut bestückten Weinkeller der Barasserie 9 durfte er sich eine feine Flasche auslesen und entschied sich für einen seiner Lieblingsweine, ein spanischer Rioja. Bei dieser Gelegenheit konnten wir mit ihm das Interview führen: ?Heute lebt der Samichlaus in Min Burri, ursprünglich kommt er aber aus dem Heidiland in den Schweizerbergen. Seinen Lebensunterhalt verdiente er in der Schweiz, in England und Thailand als Chemiker und Lehrer. ?Ob er seine vielseitigen Sprachkenntnisse im zivilen Leben oder als Chlaus braucht? Er spricht fliessend Schweizer- und Schriftdeutsch, Thailändisch, Französisch und Englisch. ?Dank der fast vegetarischen Ernährung, ab und zu mit einem feinen Stück Fleisch und einem Glas Rotwein ist er topfit zum Golf spielen, angeblich mit Handicap 36. ?Als Weinliebhaber musste er den früheren Weinkeller mit 1200 Flaschen hier in Thailand aus bekannten Gründen eher mit Bier ersetzen. ?Sein grösstes Hobby ist nun das Reisen. ?Grundsätzlich schimpft er nie mit Kindern, auch wenn von Eltern gewünscht, bevorzugt loben, motivieren und fördern. Vermutlich fehlen darum der grosse Sack und die Rute bei seiner Ausrüstung. (93 Bilder)

Jassevent Brasserie 9

Jassevent Brasserie 9

Saturday 15 Dezember bereits zum dritten mal in diesem Jahr organisierte Stefan Kuhn den Jassevent erstmals mit mehr als 20 Teilnehmern davon 5 Damen . Nach einigen erfolgreichen Anlässen im Rembrandt Hotel war das Ziel für den ersten Anlass in der Brasserie 9 ziemlich hoch gesteckt, doch unser Gastgeber Luca Sigg hat die Erwartungen mehr als erfüllt. Nach einem gemütlichen Jassnachmittag durften wir ein hervoragendes Dinner genissen . Die Gewinner des Nachmittags. 1. Stefan 2. Jakob (Jack) 3. Kurt und als beste Dame Monika welche zusammen mit Herbert extra aus Phuket angereist war. Das erste mal dabei und auch einen Preis gewonnen Lydia Rühli. Der Sponsor der Preise Gourmet House , Brasserie 9 , BAC Herzlichen Dank an Luca und seinem Team wir kommen gerne wieder. Der nächste Jassevent ist am Samstag den 27 April 2019. (31 Bilder, 1 Videos)

Raclette 2018

Raclette 2018

24 November 2018 The traditional raclette party took again place in the wonderful garden of the residence of the Swiss Ambassador Ivo Sieber and his wife Gracita. 150 participants joined this event and enjoyed the excellent food prepared by Bangkok Air Catering. We were served a cold platter containing a mix of cold meet imported from Switzerland with freshly baked bread. Then the smell of melted cheese covered the garden, telling us that the raclette buffet was open. As dessert we got Fresh Fruit Salad with Kirsch, Assorted Ice Cream and coffee sponsored by BonCafe. (320 Bilder)

Elephant Festival Surin

Elephant Festival Surin

Elephant Festival Surin 15 to 18 November 2018 24 Members and Guests Reisebericht siehe Presentations and Reports Events and Get Together. (106 Bilder)

Epic Poolpartys 2018

Epic Poolpartys 2018

Swiss Society @ EPIC Entertainment Pool Party 29th Sept 2018 Fantastic afternoon and evening at the pool party. Thank you Andy Rellstab from EPIC Entertainment for the free entry to our members - we were back on 3th of November and for all members which missed it, again on Sunday 2th December 2018 Marriott Marquis Sukhumvit Soi 22 (7 Bilder)

Jass Event #4

Jass Event #4

SSB Jass Tournament 25 Aug 2018 Rembrandt Hotel Sponsor der Preise: Arnoma Grand Bangkok und Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok 1. Markus 2. Marc 3. Stefan beste Dame Karin next Jass Tournament Saturday 15 Dezember 2018 (44 Bilder, 1 Videos)

Nationalfeiertag 2018

Nationalfeiertag 2018

Gartenparty Swiss Embassy 4 August 2018 412 Gäste davon 39 Kinder und 15 Jugendliche, verwöhnt von Gourmet Primo (Bangkok Air Catering) mit einer professionellen Crew von 35 Personen feierten den 727. Nationalfeiertag in der Residenz der Schweizerischen Botschaft. (251 Bilder)

Pup Tour 6 July 2018

Pup Tour 6 July 2018

8 SSB Mitglieder trafen sich zur jährlichen Pub Tour an der Sukkumvit Road in Bangkok. Los gings um 19:00 im Robin Hood pub, gefolgt von 4 weiteren Lokalen Wegen der Fussball Weltmeisterschaft waren die Pub?s auch sehr gut gefüllt. Der Hunger wurde dann im No Idea Pub gestillt, wo wir hervorragend bewirtet wurden. Der Abschluss machte dann der Penalty Spot, wo die Mehrheit der Teilnehmer auch noch das zweite Fussball Spiel bis 3 uhr morgens verfolgte. (2 Bilder)

Ronda Visit

Ronda Visit

Guided tour of RONDA plant closed to Bangkok on 12 June 2018 The members of the Swiss Society Bangkok and the Swiss Thai Chamber of Commerce used the opportunity to see Swiss standards of precision in a Thai plant. Khun Kanchit Satarug, Managing Director, informed the visitors about the organization and the products made by RONDA. Mechanical and electronic components are manufactured by RONDA Thailand and assembled to complete movements that are then shipped to Hong Kong for worldwide distribution to customers. Besides simple parts, RONDA Thailand is producing several very complex parts for watches, including stop watch function, dual day, week and month indication, etc. These parts are sold to many famous watchmaking brands around the world. The tour around the plant was made in three groups; Peter Schuepbach, Senior Technical Department Manager, guided his group in English, Michael Seinige, Senior Department Manager, took the German speaking group and Khun Khanchai took the 3rd group in Thai language and showed them several departments of the big three-story building. Mr. Schuepbach and Mr. Seinige, both of them Swiss nationality, work at RONDA Thailand for more than 20 years. Very impressing was one big production hall where around 270 persons (most of them women) were working. To my surprise they didn?t use any special glasses or microscopes and they managed to assembly by hand very small components in an atmosphere of high concentration and silence. Unusual in Europa but very common in Thailand are the extensive social benefits RONDA offers to their 750 employees in this plant. Besides the salary, the insurance and the pension scheme, the staff is offered subsidise canteen food, free working uniform and free shuttle transport to the company and back home. (37 Bilder)

Quellensteuer, Testament , Patientenverfügung

Quellensteuer, Testament , Patientenverfügung

24.05.2018 Arnoma Grand Bangkok mit Lic. iur. FELIX STÖCKLI, Rechtsanwalt (9 Bilder)

Jass Event #3

Jass Event #3

SSB Jass Tournament 28 April 2018 Rembrandt Hotel 1. Wilfried 2. Bruno 3. Andreas next Jass Tournament Saturday 25 .Aug 2018 (22 Bilder)

Thailand zwischen China und Amerika

Thailand zwischen China und Amerika

Lunch Event 26 April 2018 Arnoma Grand Bangkok Over 30 participated on the event SEA /Thailand in between US and China a new geopolitical situation. Henning Glaser elaborated a complex topic in a very fascinating way that could be understood by everyone. We had the honor to welcome our ambassador Ivo Sieber, the president of Swiss Thai Chamber of Commerce Bruno Odermatt and Luzi Matzig. (21 Bilder)

AGM 2018

AGM 2018

AGM 2018 at the Rembrandt Hotel on 14 March 2018 At the registration desk and the pre-cocktail the ?good humored? attendees maintained existing relationships and made new contacts at the presumably 87th AGM since 1931. The Society counts 220 members 95 Family member , 125 Single member 315 Adults plus 40 kids, thereof 69 members and partners were present at the AGM. So 30 % of the members participated at the meeting which does not mean that the members are indifferent what happens within the SSB community, but it shows their confidence in the Society and their active board. The President, André Graber, lead sovereignly through the 12 agenda points and informed the members in an entertaining way about the successful activities in the year 2017. The Treasurer, Thomas Gerber, reported about the financial details 2017 and presented the budget 2018. The year 2018 shall end with a positive year-end finish (black figures). Niki Geissbühler and Hans Peter Meier left the board with a bottle of ETTER Kirsch and six new members were welcomed with big applause. Also Simon Rindlisbacher left the Committtee and was rewarded for his excellent work in the last six Years with 100% of the present votes as a new Honorary Member. The meeting ended in time. The interest in the following dinner was huge: 95 participants (members and guests) enjoyed the generous buffet dinner. The Rembrandt crew offered delicious Swiss dishes, Italian specialties, Thai delicacies, and international highlights. (122 Bilder)

Marigot Ayutthaya

Marigot Ayutthaya

6 February 2018 ? Visit at Marigot Jewelry Ltd - Swarovski 22 participants joined this event at the plant in Ayutthaya. (82 Bilder)

Events 2017

Christmas Brunch 2017

Christmas Brunch 2017

Christmas Brunch Brasserie 9 Satorn (168 Bilder)

Jass Event #2

Jass Event #2

Jass Event #2 Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok 2.Dezember 2017 Preis Sponsoren Swatch Group, Bon Caffee und Swiss Society Bangkok 1. Marc 2. Kurt 3. Bruno (39 Bilder, 4 Videos)

Raclette 2017

Raclette 2017

25 November Raclette Event im Garten der Schweizer Botschaft (183 Bilder, 1 Videos)

Myanmar

Myanmar

10-10-2017 ?Myanmar, your unknown neighbour: Past ? Politics - Perspectives? Paul R. Seger (71 Bilder)

Visit Swiss School (RIS)

Visit Swiss School (RIS)

30-9-2017 Swiss School , Simon Dörig (16 Bilder)

BAC Event

BAC Event

21-9-2017 SSB Exkursion Bangkok Air Catering (BAC) (58 Bilder)

Jass Event  # 1

Jass Event # 1

26-08-2017 Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok #1 1. Stefan 2. Markus 3. Thomas (30 Bilder)

Nationalfeiertag 2017

Nationalfeiertag 2017

5-8-2017 Swiss Embassy (153 Bilder)

BTS Control Center

BTS Control Center

6-7-2017 Sebastian Gintschel (25 Bilder, 1 Videos)

Pub Tour

Pub Tour

28-4-2017 English / Irish Pub-Tour (7 Bilder)

Hypnose

Hypnose

28-3-2017 Mövenpick Bangkok (8 Bilder)

AGM 2017

AGM 2017

15-3-2017 Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok (35 Bilder)

Wine Dinner

Wine Dinner

2-3-2017 Wein ? Dinner im Restaurant Le Boeuf (32 Bilder)

National Museum

National Museum

2017-01-28 Werner Schäppi (16 Bilder)