The UK government is planning to sell off the iconic grounds of the British Embassy Bangkok on Wireless Road. The review is underway with a decision expected later this year. If you are a British expatriate or visiting tourist please sign this petition so we can save these historic grounds and not end up with a grubby faceless office handling our consular affairs.
The compound on Wireless Road is famous for its iconic buildings, including the ambassador’s historic residence, tropical gardens, huge trees and ponds, and a statue of Queen Victoria which had to be relocated when front section of the embassy was sold to the Central Group. This area is now occupied by Central Embassy.
Many long-term British expatriates have recalled the numerous garden parties and events such as the Ploenchit Fair that were held in the embassy compound. Only last month it was the location of the British Chamber of Commerce’s highly successful Life & Style Garden Party.
Queen Elizabeth visited the embassy on at least two occasions.