Memories of childhood during wartime: Saha Group chairman's story


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Boonsithi Chokwatana is the Chairman of Saha Group, Thailand's leading consumer products conglomerate. This is part 3 of a 30-part series. I was born in Bangkok on July 25, 1937, the third son of my father, Thiam, and my mother, Saipin. People in China believe that having three boys in a row is a sign of good fortune, so my parents were very happy about my birth. The rented house I was born in was located on Songwat Road, a street lined with warehouses that runs along the Chao Phraya River. The house was near Samphen Road, in the wholesale...