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Krabi wedding parade carries 2 million baht dowry

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Krabi wedding parade carries 2 million baht dowry

The trailers decorated with flowers carried the groom, his groom mates, families and friends

By Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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A parade of 6 trucks and trailers to celebrate the wedding of a local couple in Lamtab District, Krabi, drew a lot of attention from people in the area.

 

The groom is 32 year old Tharapong Srisuk, who is a former sub-district chief and the bride is 27 year old Pitchaya Boonmuang. The trailers decorated with flowers carried the groom, his groomsmen, families and friends with the dowry including 2 million Baht in cash, 20 Baht of gold and a diamond necklace worth about 500,000 Baht heading towards Lamtab – Prudinna route for 7 kilometres to the bride’s house in Pru Dinna Sub-District.

 

Full story: https://thethaiger.com/news/krabi-wedding-parade-carries-2-million-baht-dowry

 
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It's all about show and tell, exercise in vanity and boasting, in reality

all monies and jewels are going back to the original owners, unlike

days of yore where the groom and bride were to keep the dowry as 

a point of start for the married couple, sadly, nowadays, it's mostly all

fake....

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Expensive wife! Damn sure I wouldn't have bought one for that price! 

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Remind me to get new job, sub-district chief sounds okay, only 32 and already amassed 2.5 million plus 20 baht gold . very lucrative job, or is it the sideline.  lesson 1 one should never disclose ones wealth especially if you work in local goovernment

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1 hour ago, a977 said:

Remind me to get new job, sub-district chief sounds okay, only 32 and already amassed 2.5 million plus 20 baht gold . very lucrative job, or is it the sideline.  lesson 1 one should never disclose ones wealth especially if you work in local goovernment

It does not say he disclosed his wealth, maybe it is just the odd change lying around in the house.

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5 hours ago, PatOngo said:

Expensive wife! Damn sure I wouldn't have bought one for that price! 

 

Some people like cheap goods :) 

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6 hours ago, ezzra said:

It's all about show and tell, exercise in vanity and boasting, in reality

all monies and jewels are going back to the original owners, unlike

days of yore where the groom and bride were to keep the dowry as 

a point of start for the married couple, sadly, nowadays, it's mostly all

fake....

 

 

a culture rooted in superficiality ??

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12 hours ago, ezzra said:

It's all about show and tell, exercise in vanity and boasting, in reality

all monies and jewels are going back to the original owners, unlike

days of yore where the groom and bride were to keep the dowry as 

a point of start for the married couple, sadly, nowadays, it's mostly all

fake....

But sadly some like the very salacious and seamy side of the dowry system because it casts a pall as it were, despite clear evidence that it is hardly a feature at all of the vast majority of thai weddings.

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On 4/19/2018 at 5:02 PM, webfact said:

2 million Baht in cash

OMG, Thais and their love for cash. :smile:

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On 20/4/2561 at 6:11 AM, ezzra said:

It's all about show and tell, exercise in vanity and boasting, in reality

all monies and jewels are going back to the original owners, unlike

days of yore where the groom and bride were to keep the dowry as 

a point of start for the married couple, sadly, nowadays, it's mostly all

fake....

 

That's not how it used to work, it was never a dowry anyway, which is a payment from the brides to the grooms family, it was a bride price, a payment from the groom, and it was always given to the brides family and not the bride.  It was originally intended to offset the loss of labor incurred from losing a worker on the farm, this evolved into a display of wealth as proof that the groom could afford to support the bride, and that is still how it is used.

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Disgusting in a supposed buddhist society that should not nominally be emphasizing wealth or showing off.

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4 hours ago, Kieran00001 said:

 

That's not how it used to work, it was never a dowry anyway, which is a payment from the brides to the grooms family, it was a bride price, a payment from the groom, and it was always given to the brides family and not the bride.  It was originally intended to offset the loss of labor incurred from losing a worker on the farm, this evolved into a display of wealth as proof that the groom could afford to support the bride, and that is still how it is used.

Its kind of funny because it is almost backwards from many traditional western societies where the dowry was paid by the Brides' family for thanking the groom for taking the traditionally considered non-earning girl burden off her parents! 

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