In 1927, 22-years-old Nitiang or Tiang Chirathivat, traversed the sea from Hainan in the Mainland China to settle down in Siam. He married Khun Whan and had the first child, Hokseng. In that days no one could imagine that the little family would turn a new page of Thai merchant history.
The business family began as a tiny retail outlet in Thonburi area, Bangkok until now growing up to Central Retail Corporation Ltd.
From the tiny store, “Tiang Chirathivat and his eldest son established the first complete department store in Thailand at Wang Burapha. “Price label” ,modern retail scheme was implemented in stead of bargaining. The customers were satisfactory.