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If someone wants to source a portable Thai pendant or amulets, most would settle for conventional design. But bronze medallions are also gaining popularity and neither good, rare collections of medallions are cheap either as prices of collectibles of such kind are also on the rise. This raise a question, why people are going for medallions instead of amulets ? Some form of acceptable explanations are, they are much easier to maintain as they are made of medal instead of the traditional ingredients of herbs, holy powder, clay etc. which are susceptible to damages and require protective casing in order to ensure it is not that vulnerable to accidental damage. Next, most wearers might think they can gain a step closer to the legends/Lord Buddha instead of being separated by a layer of plastic.

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However, another more convincing factor is, you can also treated them as an art form as these medallions usually have exceptional high quality in their craftsmanship. Come to think of it, it is just like other hobbies such as collecting stamps, each of these medallions also has a legend on its own and they are closely associated with the historical events and figures of the Kingdom..
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Whatever the reasons are, bronze medallions do have one drawback, - i.e. they also tend to get oxidized and may wear off in time due to constant physical contact with the body's perspiration. In some cases, they may even turn corrosive at its edges. Thus, it is not uncommon to see users encased them in protective plastic. Although my personal interpretation could be misleading but I also wish to hear some of you views relating to this topic (use the Message Board please).

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Below are some collection from my Thai mentor, Mr. Wichian, I am not sure how many he has OR does he wishes to dispose any of them but these are just some of the pieces that I managed to get from him while he was here in Kuala Lumpur. If you are interested, you may call and ask him directly (via the phone numbers just below his picture at the top right corner of this page).

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Credit: To all the good people who have contributed their own experience, resources or those who are kind enough in granting us the permission to use their images that appeared on this site. Mr. Wichian Phetratanamunee® (+6-012-2612207 (Malaysia);+66(0)74-421248 Thailand), my master and mentor all these years. My friend, Mr. Ho Fook Sang® from Ipoh, Perak (+06-0125388633, +605-5415433) who has been helping me all this long with wonderful source of information on Thai Buddha Imageries; my partner, Mr. Paul Lim, who shares the same passion together with me. Uncle Lim®, from TONG SOON Trading, Pudu Plaza (+06-012-9128391) who has given me some guidance relating to the background of some of the Thai amulets and lastly, Miss MaeV who helped me edit and patching some mistakes found on some of the pages in this site. Mr. Alan Tan "Arohka®" who contributes some of his excellent articles fro this site, Mr. Weerapong Srivichai®, (+6609999974) from Chiangmai News Co. Ltd. who has inspired me with so many new findings on Thai Amulets; Mr. "Ben", Col. Samay, Mdm Wannee, Mr. Adisak® & many others (such as Stan Thong (StanSLThong@yahoo.com), Raymond Goh(rockraymond168@yahoo.com), Tony EH (tony_itf@yahoo.com)etc... who share so much passion towards construction of this website and not to mention all the time and effort spent by volunteered Co-Maintainers of the Message Board. Note: Certain content and images appeared on this site were taken by using a Canon PowerShot Pro-1, G2 and Sony digital cameras. Some materials appeared on this site were scanned from some leaflets, brochures or publications published in Thai and/or contribution from surfers who claimed originality of their work for educational purposes. The creator of the site will not be responsible for any discrepancies that may arise from such dispute except rectifying them after verification. Site made with an Apple IMac.