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Knowledge park opens at Victoria Gardens mall

May 14. 2018
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By The Nation

The Victoria Gardens community mall on Phetkasem Road in the west of Bangkok now has a “knowledge park” of its own.

Sinthoranee Property Co developed the 400-square-metre Victoria Gardens Knowledge Park (VK Park) in response to a shortage of learning spaces for young people outside schools in the area. 

Sinthoranee chief executive Kaewjai Phaoenchoke McDonald says the project “is in line with the group’s vision, focusing on development for sustainability in business, society, the environment and especially education”. 

She says VK Park is expected to have 500 to 1,000 members by the end of the year.

VK Park’s Library and Reading Area are designed to promote a love of reading with more than 1,500 books on topics of interest to young people, and an E-Library is scheduled to open soon. 

The Kids Area is full of books and toys for small children, and the Co-working Space with more than 60 seats offers a mini-studio and a cafe.

Dr Athipat Bamroong, director of the government’s Office of Knowledge Management and Development, says VK Park expands a network of the learning centres throughout the country. 

“We now have 23 knowledge parks in 17 provinces, and VK Park is the first in western Bangkok. We expect it will help move forward our development by providing new ways to cooperate in fostering knowledge exchange and life-long learning among youth.”

Workshops and other events will be held monthly, beginning this month with a discussion on climate change. 

Find out more at (02) 021 6760 and www.Facebook.com/vkparkth.

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