Today a Thai friend of ours met with me to pass on her ideas about our villa’s name. Although L-08 had served her well up to now, we wanted something a bit more meaningful. Normally Buddhists call on monks to name children, houses, towns etc in order to bring good fortune. Not having access to a Thai speaking Buddhist monk in Singapore, we asked our friend to come up with something beautiful, tranquil and easy for non-Thai speakers to pronounce … and so Baan Pimalai was christened!
Baan comes from the Thai word meaning Villa
Pima comes from the Thai word meaning Castle in the sky or Heaven
Lai come from the Thai word meaning Beautiful