WordCamp Asia will be the first flagship WordCamp in Asia. So far, there have been only two types of flagship WordCamps: WordCamp US and WordCamp Europe.

Bangkok is chosen to be the first country to host the WordCamp Asia because Thailand lies in the center of Asia. Accessibility from everywhere, attractive landmarks, good foods, and open and friendly people.

WordCamp Asia 2020 Was Canceled

WordCamp Asia 2020, which was set to happen in February 2020, was canceled due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, the new WordCamp Asia was set to happen in January 2021.

The event was canceled but still there were most people from the organizer team, sponsor team, speakers, volunteers, and regular attendees had been there to meet, talk, and party.

Sophea, Kimchou and I were at the airport waiting to take off to Bangkok

Meetup Baan Rim Naam

Icon Siam tower, view from Baan Rim Naam restaurant

Bann Rim Naam, the name of a restaurant nearby the river, was a great place to meet WordPressers. The view and air from the Chao Phraya river made us fall in love with Bangkok.

Swags ready to take away

People from across Asia came this the party. There were also people from WordCamp central, Europe, the USA, and other countries coming as well. We talked, drank, ate, until 11 pm.

Team photo during the meetup party at Baan Rim Nam

Meetup at Margarita Storm

Chit chatting at Margarita Storm restaurant

Another meetup sponsored and organized by MailPoet. I met the WordCamp Asia 2020 website team members who I work with for almost the whole year of 2019.

Me, Dreb Bits, and Nidhi. We are from the WordCamp Asia 2020 website team

The Team Traveled Around Bangkok

Since the event was canceled, Sophea and I had a chance to travel around Bangkok. We took a boat along the Chao Phraya river, took the train to Weekend Market, Chatuchak Weekend Market, and visited a friend’s house in Nonthaburi.

Boating at a floating village in Ratchaburi
China Town in Bangkok
We had lunch at the best Thai restaurant in Nonthaburi

How about WordCamp Asia 2021?

I will represent Cambodia once again as the organizer in the Website team. All members from CAMWP DEV will also attend as regular attendees or speakers, who knows!

Sophea and I at the meetup at Margarita Storm restaurant