Young entrepreneur Fern and her mother, Sunee Patimin, at their Krabi stall.
Young entrepreneur Fern and her mother, Sunee Patimin, at their Krabi stall.

5-year-old 'language expert' charms tourists in Krabi

Breaking News August 15, 2018 20:00

By The Thaiger

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A five-year-old food vendor Klong Heng Beach in Krabi sells fruit and snacks and can speak Thai, Chinese, English and Bahasa Malay.



Warassaya “Fern” Patin is the daughter of 45-year-old Sunee Patimin.

Sunee said: “I have a fruit juice shop. My daughter carries the baskets along the beach. She greets tourists before she informs them what she has in her baskets. Many tourists like her and buy her food.

“She studies in a kindergarten at Kitiwaitayanusorn School in Krabi where they teach her English, Chinese and Bahasa Malay. Fern is a talkative girl. 

"She always followed me to sell food since she was very young. Fern loves listening when I talk with customers and is a very quick learner.

“She asks to help me when she should be playing with her friends like other children but she enjoys doing this. Fern has never told me that she is tired. She helps me sell food after school and during the weekends. Fern also makes sure she always does her homework.”

Fern said: “I tell tourists that my food is delicious. If they don’t like it, I promise to refund their money. Most of them buy food from me. 

"I earn about Bt500-700 per day. I enjoy walking and speaking to tourists.”

Source: https://thethaiger.com/news/krabi/fern-helps-her-mum-sell-food-in-krabi-she-also-speaks-four-languages-fluently

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