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Tuesday, 21 July 2009

That's My World Tuesday: Jesada Technik


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:

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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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13 comments:

ewok1993 said...

That is a very cool exhibit. What a collection, must have been painful to the pocket book, but what a display.

I like how you describe you life as memeing your life away. I think that describes me too and a lot others in blogosphere.

Ebie said...

Hi Hazel, its very interesting how well off people share their wealth in this kind of display. These are beautiful collections, and very funny about the submarine. Eighter he can expand the display room to fit. And right, bless his heart for giving free lunch to children. BTW, I also went with my 20 something kid to see HP-6 on the first day. I was among a lot of kids and young adults for a day!

Babooshka said...

This was fascinating to read and such a funny looking little car.

Rajesh said...

That is fantastic collection of toy cars. Beautiful.

Elisabeth's bright side said...

It's nice to know there are kind people around, we need them so much. The exhibition was very interesting.

Hazel said...

ewok, to us maybe giving our lives away a few sentences at a time has more appeal. if we did it in full pages we might as well write a book

ate ebs, interesting rich people yeah :-)

Babooshka and Rajesh, thanks for the visit

Elizabeth, here's hoping more of them spring forth to populate our slowly degenerating planet

Arija said...

A cute post of oddities,. How did you enjou Harry Potter?

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Hazel: What an unusual collection of cars, seeing these makes you want to see the rest.
I hope you liked the movie.

Carver said...

Those cars are amazing. You got some good shots of them.

Hazel said...

Arija, viewers all had a look of so much curiosity on their faces at the display

fishing guy, exactly. if i had the time i would head over to the collector's home province where he keeps the rest

- i'm planning to watch HP6 again

Carver, thanks

pehpot said...

coolness! and yes cooler pa kase they allowed photos.. galing!

about Nanay Dionisia, poor her, ginagamit ng husto ni Pacman for his political ambitions..haha

HP book.. hmm mgandang nga pang suhol para mag aral mabuti LOL
more pics from she blogger event

wncmountainliving said...

What a cool collection of cars - great that they are on exhibit for all to see.

Irene Toh said...

Interesting car collection. Thanks for sharing the display Hazel.