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Siam Cement - A Symbol of a Century Of Thailand Economic Expansion and History

May 28, 2018 | 0 comments

Many of you may be familiar with the Siam Cement elephant logo given their recycled cement bag products offered by The Elephant Story. The author personally witnessed fifty years of the company’s one-hundred-year history beginning in the late sixties in Bangkok. On the other hand, associates of the author at the time would have said the likelihood of reaching that milestone was remote and I must admit early close calls would have favored that view.  The company is the largest and oldest cement and building material company in Thailand and Southeast Asia. It is ranked as the second largest company...

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Thailand, a Nation in Mourning

Oct 31, 2016 | 0 comments

On October 14, Joey and I landed in Bangkok to see the beginning of what will be an unprecedented mourning period for King Bhumipol Adulyadej, Rama IX, who passed away the day before. On July 22, 2015 the author wrote a blog describing King Bhumipol as one of the two great kings of Thailand, with the other being King Chulalongkorn, Rama V.King Bhumipol provided the strength and wisdom to create stability in Thailand as it navigated its way through the Vietnam War and the evolution of its democracy. At age 88, he was the longest reigning monarch in the world...

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