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The Mysterious Disappearance of Thailand's Jim Thompson @TWCH

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Join us on a captivating journey into the life and disappearance of Jim Thompson, the enigmatic figure behind the Thai Silk Company. In this video, we delve deep into Thompson’s early years, exploring his background working for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II. From his daring exploits in the field to his transition to the bustling streets of Bangkok, we uncover the pivotal moments that shaped Thompson’s destiny.

As we trace Thompson’s footsteps through the vibrant markets and winding alleys of Bangkok, we unravel the story of how he revolutionised the silk industry. Through sheer passion and ingenuity, Thompson transformed Thai silk into a symbol of elegance and luxury, earning himself the title of the “Silk King” along the way. His legacy continues to thrive, leaving an indelible mark on the fabric of Thai culture.

However, amidst his unparalleled success, tragedy struck in 1967 when Thompson mysteriously vanished in the mist-shrouded Cameron Highlands. In this video, we explore the various theories surrounding his disappearance, from foul play to accidental demise and even the possibility of a deliberate disappearance.

We also offer our own perspective on what might have transpired on that fateful day in the Cameron Highlands. #thairishtimes #jimthompson #thailand

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Link for the book I read for this interview: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/118148
00:00 Intro
02:00 Jim’s life as a spy
10:58 setting up the Thai Silk Company
13:21 Jim’s social network
17:59 The mysterious disappearance of Jim Thompson
30:21 Patpong Bangkok’s famous red light zone
35:49 Charlie’s interesting article

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