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Dhanin Chearavanont

Dhanin Chearavanont (3): My father, the keen, curious observer

My father opened this seed shop in Bangkok in 1921.

My father, Chia Ek Chor, was fond of new things. When he opened his store, Chia Tai, selling vegetable seeds in Bangkok's Chinatown, he used an airplane for the trademark. Airplanes had nothing to do with selling seeds, but they had a special importance for my father. "Airplanes are a symbol of modern civilization, science and advanced technology," he said.

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