– The newly established heritage section went on its first excursion on the 25 March 2012, a trip to Chulachomklao Fortress at the mouth of Chaophraya River.
( Originally published in the printed Bulletin June 2012 )
16 members joined the excursion to the fort which was the venue of the battle between the French and the Thai-Danish navy in 1893. The battle was won by the French. But the French left after receiving a large sum of money as well as some land east of the Mekong River, which at that time belonged to Thailand.
After a 45 minute bus ride and a boat trip around the Samut Chedi Fort the trip continued to the Chulachomklao Fort were Claus Gundersen and Flemming Winther Nielsen gave an interesting insight to the battle.
After a lunch at the riverside restaurant it was time for the best stop of the day. At least according to the accompanying children; the battle ship. After an hour at the ship it was time to return home to Bangkok again.