BANGKOK — Before it packs up and leaves to its new home, one of Bangkok’s best creative resources is celebrating its last month in the Emporium shopping mall with free access to all.

November is when the Thailand Creative & Design Center, or TCDC, says goodbye to its long-time perch atop the Phrom Phong-area mall.

Before it closes its doors Oct. 30, it will waive the usual membership requirements for anyone with a national ID card or passport to explore its abundant diverse selection of books, magazines, multimedia resources and online databases that have helped fuel Bangkok’s creative community for 11 years.

Membership will still be required to borrow any materials.


After that it will close over five months before it can reopen in its new site in a historic grand post office building on Charoen Krung Road in Bang Rak district.


Until then, there will be farewell activities at the Emporium venue such as designing T-shirts with memories about TCDC. On the final day, Oct.30, there will be a goodbye party with music, movies and a garage sale.

TCDC is open from 10:30am to 9pm daily except Monday. It is located on the fifth floor of the Emporium mall, which can be entered from BTS Phrom Phong exit No. 2.