I was at Siam Paragon on Saturday afternoon (18.07.09). The main purpose was to watch Harry Potter 6 but while waiting around for it, I found what I thought at first were expensive toy cars. They turned out to be old cars from Thai businessman Jesada Dejsakulrit's once private collection of practically all means of transport. The decade-old collection includes "everything from a helicopter to a London Bus, and very soon it will have a Russian-made U194 submarine."
Mr. Dejsakulrit enthuses, "apart from rare cars, I began accumulating other means of transportation such as boats and airplanes. At the time being we have about 400 cars, including an assortment of old tricycles from all corners of the globe, military and commercial aircrafts and land vehicles." These items are in the businessman's home province.
According to the online source available in English (seemingly 98% are written in Thai), Mr. Dejsakulrit conceptualized Thailand's very first museum of exotic cars after a trip to Hanover, Germany, famous for the Bubble car. Mr. Dejsakulrit wants to 'offer school children the opportunity to see these rare and exotic vehicles' up close. Bless his heart. He even reportedly gives them free lunch.
Alright the aircrafts and the whiskey-class submarine coming in from Sweden may be too large inside this mall so for now let's have a look at these finds:
This exhibit is free of charge. And you can click your camera all you want. The only request is Do Not Touch the display. Don't you just love it when wealthy people are humanists at the same time?
(Information is condensed from http://www.thailandtraveltours.com/news/5-jesada-technik-museum-nakhon-pathon.htm)
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