A local Chinese convenient store still providing for needs of immediate neighbours
The current shop owner is in his golden years. As he can recall, his parents moved to Bang Rak almost 100 years ago. Like the other Chinese immigrants, they came by boat and worked as merchants for a living.
As it once was
Tai Sae started as a grocery store providing the necessary goods to local Chinese populations. It is a very classic Bangkok neighbourhood mom-and-pop shophouse store. It has remained unchanged since it started, according to the owner. On the inside, the store looks frozen in time. Original cupboards, shelves, and stools all still intact.