Eng Bunker |

Eng Bunker |

Name Eng Bunker
Profession
Date of Birth 1970-01-01
Place of Birth Thailand
Age 62 yrs
Death Date 1874-01-17
Birth Sign Taurus

About Eng Bunker

One half of the Bunker brothers known for being the Thai-American conjoined twins whose birth place became the basis for the term “Siamese twins”. He is also known for his performances and for owning and operating a cotton plantation in North Carolina. 

Early Life Experience of Eng Bunker

In 1829, Robert Hunter paid his parents to allow him to showcase the twins as a sideshow oddity all over the world. While on tour, he visited Wilkesboro, North Carolina where he then chose to start and open up a cotton plantation in Traphill. 

Trivia Info

They were the inspiration for a Singapore musical based on their lives directed by Ekachai Uekrongtham and written by Ming Wong. 

Family Life and Relationship

He was born and raised in Samut Songkram, Siam. He married Sarah Anne Yates in 1843 and together they had ten children. 

Close Associates

He was featured in the Darin Strauss novel Chang and Eng. The film rights to the novel were later sold to Gary Oldman. 

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Chang Bunker |

Chang Bunker |

Name Chang Bunker
Profession
Date of Birth 1970-01-01
Place of Birth Thailand
Age 62 yrs
Death Date 1874-01-17
Birth Sign Taurus

About Chang Bunker

One half of the Thai-American conjoined twin brothers whose name and birthplace became the basis for the term “Siamese twins”. He is also known for having owned and operated a cotton plantation in North Carolina. 

Early Life Experience of Chang Bunker

A Scottish merchant from Bangkok convinced his parents to let him tour the twins around the world as a stunning curiosity. Shortly after their tour, he went into business and settled in North Carolina in 1839. In 1843, he married and began having kids. 

Trivia Info

He and his brother were featured as characters in the 2017 musical film The Greatest Showman where they were portrayed by Danial Son and Yusaku Komori. 

Family Life and Relationship

He was born and raised in Samut Songkram, Siam. He married Adelaide Yates in 1843 and together they had eleven children. 

Close Associates

Mark Twain wrote a short story about the brothers called The Siamese Twins. 

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