Old Photographs
On my research for a book about Thailand's oldest brewery and it's most famous beer, Singha Beer, I came across many old photographs. These photos tell different stories about the founder, Praya Bhirom Bhakdi, as well as life back in 1930s Siam. In trying to record it somewhere, I thought I might as well do it here, as this site is already about me recording Thailand's past as I come across different topics that interest me, and hopefully someone else out there in this big world of ours. I will gradually add photos and their stories over time. Please note that the photographs are the property of Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd., and should not be copied from this site.
With King Rama VII

The Royal Visit

At the beginning, when Praya Bhirom Bhakdi thought of building Siam's first brewery, he was living in a Siam under absolute monarchy. He had to get approval from the Royal Council to start the business, and King Rama VII was intrique with the idea. This photo shows him visiting the brewery site in 1933.


The Old Brewery

The brewery was the forefront of technology of its day, standing proudly on the bank of the Chao Praya River, on what was then the outskirt of Bangkok. People were interested to visit, and those who were invited for the opening witnesses a marvel, something that was just amazing in 1930s Siam.

Coming soon...

Old Brewery
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