Library Samlor

We are thrilled to announce the addition of a traditional Thai Samlor to the library.  It is located in the library atrium and will remain there for the duration of the cool season. Anyone is welcome to sit in it and read or study or simply relax.

Refurbished Library Samior

The three-wheeled bicycle was donated to the library in September. We are grateful to K. Loong Noi Jatuporn (Library Officer) for volunteering his time and expertise in order to bring the Library Samlor back to its former glory.  As the photos demonstrate, the seat was very old, and we would like to thank K. Somboon in Maintenance for custom building a new seat.

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Samlors are a part of Thailand’s heritage and were a common form of transport as early as the 1930s. The first ones were built in northeast Thailand in Nakhon Ratchasima.  Today they are banned from many streets in cities as they are considered too slow and to interfere with the flow of traffic.  

Samlors in 1950s in Bangkok

However, some working Samlors can still be seen near Warorot Market, Chiang Mai by the Mae Ping River.

Come visit the library and take a seat!

The Library Team

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