Monkey business at Seacon

Seacon Bangkae is holding the "Cute Monkey & Cool CoCo" fair all about Thai monkeys and coconuts at the Central Court on the 1st floor until Sunday.

Set in a farm atmosphere filled with more than 300 monkeys made from coconuts, the fair is a rare chance to experience the lifestyle of coconut farmers and their relationships with their monkeys, which they treat like family members.

On display are six rarely-seen coconut species including bonsai, puang roi-puang thong, ga-lok, na-li-ke, fai and moo see, or dwarf coconut.

Get to know interesting facts about coconuts as well as many beliefs associated with them. They include the role of golden and silver coconut in a ritual to welcome a newborn baby; the use of coconut juice to wash a corpse face; the belief about drinking coconut juice during pregnancy; an Indian belief that coconut is the fruit of god; and how coconut juice is related with poison and magic in Malaysia.

Also witness related innovations such as the award-winning bicycle for coconut tree climbing, a coconut peeler and drilling machine, and biodegradable coconut paper dish.

Entertaining activities include a monkey climbing a coconut tree, a monkey lip-syncing singing show and a monkey untying a rope. They will be held on Saturday and Sunday at 12.30pm, 3.30pm and 5.30pm. There is also a tie-dying workshop using colour made from coconut peel at 1pm and 4pm on both days.

More than 60 shops are offering delicious food products and desserts made from coconuts. Exclusively from Friday to Sunday, up to 100 young coconuts direct from Ban Phaeo in Samut Sakhon will be given away.

(Photo courtesy of Seacon Bangkae)

Visit seaconbangkae.com or call 02-454-7777.