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From the hills of Northern Thailand to the waters of Madeira Park, Gina Kusuma Thongbai has brought a taste of her beautiful culture to the Sunshine Coast. Since Siam99’s opening in August 2017, Gina’s passion for people and clothing, as well as her healing touch, have produced a successful business. The majority of her products are from her homeland. The bathing suits are from Bangkok. The hand-crafted wood pieces she carries are mostly teak from Chaing Mai and Lampang, and each has a story to tell through its design. Her clothing and accessories come from Northern Thailand, where she has also been partnering with a tailor to design unique clothing inspired by gorgeous Thai fabrics. Siam99’s yearly fashion show is an event not to be missed as it highlights the beautiful products she imports.
Along with the retail store, Gina practices the art of Thai massage, a tradition passed down from her grandparents and mastered at the famous Wat Po Temple, where she learned the art from the monks. She is passionate about helping and healing people through massage, and it shows in her connection to those who come into the store. Siam99 also sells Thai coffee from the Hill tribes in Chaing Mai, allowing Gina to promote and give back to her home country. She carries locally made jewelry and SUP boards and has a medium that offers psychic readings in the store. As they say in Thailand, “khop khun ka,” “thank you,” Gina, for sharing your piece of Thailand with us.