Help restore one of the great libraries in Bangkok

your say June 18, 2017 01:00

The Neilson Hays Library on Surawong Road in Bangkok is truly an architectural gem. It is currently undergoing repair and restoration and is in need of further donations in order to complete this task.

A cash donation of any amount at the library or via bank transfer to Kasikorn Bank account number 023-161213-0, Bangkok Bank 118-534071-6, or Siam Commercial Bank 002-308557-6 would be gratefully appreciated. After making the transfer, please send an email with an attachment of the payment slip along with personal information to to receive a receipt and reward. Rewards include-

nAdopt a shelf of books with a donation of Bt10,000;

nBecome a 20-year member with a donation of Bt50,000.

nBecome a lifetime member with a donation of Bt100,000.

If the library meets 200 per cent of its goal – 1 million baht – it will invite supporters for a guided tour once the library is finished. If the library gets Bt2 million – guided tours will be offered with invitations to its grand reopening after the restoration is completed. Any donation is greatly appreciated.

Ian Martin