RADJA STADIUM SHOPS
Special Report by Serge TREFEU (2008)
Within the mythical Rajadamnern Stadium, the oldest of Bangkok (built in 1945 and really finished in 1951) are located several high quality boxing equipments. You can find everything you need for Thai Boxing and even get a personalised short made in Thailand. It will cost you from 500 bahts up to 700 bahts according to the design.
The three shops are represented through 3 brands, “RAJAH BOXING” brand, “TWINS” brand and “KING PROFESSIONNAL BOXING” brand which is also a Twins product. All these 3 brands exports all around the world. Australia, Canada, Japan and Hong Kong are the most important buyers.
The Rajah shop’s opened since 2000 but has been rebuilt totally in 2004. The brand has fought a long time facing its rival “Twins”. But today, it found its place on the market thanks to high quality products with their very attractive prices compared to its concurrent. It exports throughout the world but more in Europe. It is biggest shop with 4 employees but 2 permanently. The shop is located in the hall of the stadium at the entrance, in front of the cashiers. Two very charming ladies welcome you in this very clean shop. The boss of the brand is Mister Maturos Hutasevi. His industry is located in the Talingchan village, 144/102 Soi Sunphak in Bangkok.
Concerning the “TWINS” shop, smaller, it’s located outside the stadium on the left side. Only one person works on the shop opened for years now. Twins is currently the N°1 brand in Thailand and exports in the whole world. The boss who’s in charge of the shop is Mister Auriwoly and the industry is situated in Samutsakon (30 km from for Bangkok).
Concerning the third shop which is opened since 2000, it offers largely products from “KING PROFESSIONNAL BOXING” brand, but there’s also the WINDY brand (one of the oldest brand). The shop is a few meters far from the stadium stuck between little market stall.
This brand is produced by Twins and to equip today many of big Team as Kaewsamrit Team (camp of the champion Anuwat). It exports only in a few countries because it not yet well known abroad. Its factory is the same as “Twins” in Samutsakon 7/2-3 Moo 10 Soi Phuyodying, Suanluangruamjai Road.