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Pramong Nomklao

Period:28 Jun 2013 - 07 Jul 2013

Address:161, Phahon Yothin Rd., Prachathipat, Thanyaburi, Pathum Thani 12110 Thailand

Tel:+6629580011

Service day:Everyday, Service hours: 11:00-21:00

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The 25th "Pramong Nomklao" fair, organised by the Fisheries Department and the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital at Mahidol University, is showcasing more than 200 species of sea creatures. The fair will take place at the Cascata and Alive Park Hall on the ground floor of Future Park shopping centre on Phahon Yothin Road from this Friday until July 7.

Among the rare species on show are emperor angelfish, Siamese tiger fish, razorfish, spotted cardinalfish, bluespotted stingrays, red prawns, sea urchins, blackspotted puffers, freshwater butterflyfish and flagfin prawn goby fish.

The 10-day event will feature an exhibition to honour HM King Rama V under the theme "125th Anniversary of Siriraj Hospital for the Future". Among the other highlights are a booth offering actual-sized photographs, an exhibition on fish species, breeding and fisheries, a fishery demonstration, a display of fishery tools and boats, and innovative ways to boost sea animals' reproduction, as well as a display of several rare species.

For first time visitors can witness a crayfish championship. There is also an aquarium arrangement competition, a photo contest under the theme "My Fisherman Home" and a painting contest which offers a trophy from HRH Princess Chulabhorn. A shopping corner offers products, fish, and dishes such as soft-bone carp, carp boiled with salt, anchovies, fresh prawns in chilli paste, fish fishers, plus other activities.

For more information, call 02-958-0011 ext 1162 or 1886.

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With the fishes

Beautiful fish and rare aquatic animals will take centre stage during the 28th “Pramong Nomklao” fair at Future Park, Phahon Yothin Road, from this Friday to July 10.

Held by the Fisheries Department in celebration of the 70th anniversary of HM the King’s accession to the throne and HM the Queen’s 84th birthday, the fair will feature an exhibition on many of the royally initiated projects that portray HM the King’s excellence in fishery. A painting of Chao Phraya giant stingray created by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn will also be exhibited.

The highlights will be a contest of beautiful fish to vie for a trophy from HRH Princess Chulabhorn and a display of aquarium plants, as well as various species of aquatic creatures such as a giant freshwater stingray and saltwater shrimps, including harlequin shrimp, dancing shrimp, anemone shrimp and peppermint shrimp.

Also showcased will be colourful hybrid clownfish, predatory piranha and blacktip reef shark, and venomous marine life such as estuarine stonefish, lion fish, geography cone snail and poisonous sea snakes such as yellow-lipped sea krait.

The fair will also present many health-related activities by the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University. They include health check-ups and screenings on weekdays from 1pm-5pm; an exhibition titled “Eye Diseases in the IT Era”, a seminar on common eye diseases and problems due to technology on July 3 at 2pm; an eye clinic on July 3 and 10 from 10am-3pm; and a health-quiz contest on July 9.

Fishery products and Siriraj’s medicinal recipes are also available. Proceeds will go to the Chulabhorn Foundation to help patients with cancer.

Call 02-958-0011.

Location

161, Phahon Yothin Rd., Prachathipat, Thanyaburi, Pathum Thani 12110 Thailand

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