Having finished his military service in 1946, Jim Thompson retired to Thailand and began introducing Thai Silk to famous fashion houses in Europe and the USA. Jim’s flair for design, paired with his perfectionist eye for detail, means that his home became a trove of Thai antiques and Buddhist mosaics crossed with Belgian chandeliers and Italian marble flooring - an incredibly tasteful concoction of cultures. Each room is planned with meticulous detail, showing Thompson's depth of understanding and love for South East Asian art and design. At the height of his fame and wealth, Jim travelled to the Malaysian jungle and, inexplicably, never returned. His legacy lives on through a state appointed administrator and the James HW Thompson Foundation, who run the museum for locals and tourists alike to enjoy.