The Central Trading Company store in 1950 was filled with American magazines, ready-made clothes and cosmetics. Photo: Central Group
The Central Trading Company store in 1950 was filled with American magazines, ready-made clothes and cosmetics. Photo: Central Group
Thailand

Thai-Chinese family’s rise from shophouse to conglomerate is a slice of Bangkok history

  • The Chirathivat family, owners of Central Group, trace their roots from Hainan Island to Charoen Krung shophouse and beyond
  • A newly converted space that opened in October pays homage to their roots, offering a glimpse of Bangkok’s past

The Central Trading Company store in 1950 was filled with American magazines, ready-made clothes and cosmetics. Photo: Central Group
The Central Trading Company store in 1950 was filled with American magazines, ready-made clothes and cosmetics. Photo: Central Group
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