Khunying Supatra Singholaka, a former royal lady-in-waiting, launched a ferry service and built it into a mass transit operation for the Chao Phraya River in Thailand. Her daughter and grand-daughter took on its running. Its history is chronicled in Women of the River – The Supatra Story Through the Century. Photo: Supatra Group Khunying Supatra Singholaka, a former royal lady-in-waiting, launched a ferry service and built it into a mass transit operation for the Chao Phraya River in Thailand. Her daughter and grand-daughter took on its running. Its history is chronicled in Women of the River – The Supatra Story Through the Century. Photo: Supatra Group
Khunying Supatra Singholaka, a former royal lady-in-waiting, launched a ferry service and built it into a mass transit operation for the Chao Phraya River in Thailand. Her daughter and grand-daughter took on its running. Its history is chronicled in Women of the River – The Supatra Story Through the Century. Photo: Supatra Group

Riverboat queens of Bangkok: how three generations of women turned modest ferry service into major transport business

  • An anomaly in a business world dominated by men and ethnic Chinese, company led by successive generations of Thai women rules Bangkok’s river passenger trade
  • Women of the River is a well-written, bilingual history of the Supatra family business, Chao Phraya Express Boat Company

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Khunying Supatra Singholaka, a former royal lady-in-waiting, launched a ferry service and built it into a mass transit operation for the Chao Phraya River in Thailand. Her daughter and grand-daughter took on its running. Its history is chronicled in Women of the River – The Supatra Story Through the Century. Photo: Supatra Group Khunying Supatra Singholaka, a former royal lady-in-waiting, launched a ferry service and built it into a mass transit operation for the Chao Phraya River in Thailand. Her daughter and grand-daughter took on its running. Its history is chronicled in Women of the River – The Supatra Story Through the Century. Photo: Supatra Group
Khunying Supatra Singholaka, a former royal lady-in-waiting, launched a ferry service and built it into a mass transit operation for the Chao Phraya River in Thailand. Her daughter and grand-daughter took on its running. Its history is chronicled in Women of the River – The Supatra Story Through the Century. Photo: Supatra Group
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