Nile TilapiaFish of the King The untold story unfolded through Smart Film technology

Travel and Lifestyle Press Releases Wednesday October 11, 2017 14:57
Bangkok--11 Oct--MSLGROUP

Fifty years ago, on 25 March 1965, the story of "Nile Tilapia" began when the emperor Akihito, who at that time was the crown prince of Japan, gifted 50 freshwater fish of the Tilapia species to His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. His Majesty the late king named this type of fish "Pla Nil" in Thai which means black-colored. The name is short, with clear meaning, and is easy for people to remember. Intending for Thais to have affordable access to high protein food for nutritious consumption, His Majesty offered guidelines in breeding and conserving Nile Tilapia species from his own experience of raising the fish. Most importantly, freshwater fish was His Majesty's selection of choice, as they can be farmed and raised in any part of the country, in order for Thais to live a sufficient and sustainable life: have careers; increase their income; and be able to take care of their families.

Despite the fact that Thais' "Father" is no longer with us, His Majesty's love will forever remain in our hearts. To commemorate the Royal Grace of His Majesty the late King, SEA LIFE Bangkok is exhibiting the Nile Tilapia of the Chitralada strain, the fish given by His Majesty King Rama IX for Thais to make a living of and for their own consumption. The exhibition also covers the story of "Nile Tilapia…Fish of the King", presented in the form of a Smart Film. The film will appear on large tilapia tanks for visitors to learn about the story of the fish that His Majesty had granted the Thais for their sustainable living.


Latest Press Release

Raffles Singapore Unveils New Culinary Concepts and Collaborations with Celebrity Chefs

Raffles Singapore unveiled today its new line-up of dining experiences, which combine the hotel's much-loved culinary traditions with contemporary dining concepts by renowned celebrity chefs. Each dining concept promises to tantalise the senses and has...

Nan province overjoyed upon receiving Royal commendation for its ASEAN Clean Tourist City Award

The people of Nan, a small multi-cultural province located on the banks of the Nan River in North Thailand, are overjoyed to have received commendation from His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun to mark the awarding of Nan as the...

TAT encourages travellers to check weather updates during monsoon season

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is encouraging travellers to remain extra vigilant by following all safety rules and guidelines during the country's current monsoon season. Visitors are also advised to keep up-to-date with daily Thailand weather...

W Koh Samui Welcomes Stylish Travelers with the Latest Escape Offer

Plan your summer holiday to Thailand's paradise island, Koh Samui, and book a stay in the private pool villa at W Koh Samui with its newest promotion, Escape Offer. Enjoy beachfront experience and all this charming island has to offer when booking a...

Photo Release: THAI Smile appoints CITS as its General Sales Agent in China

Chatchai Panyoo, (centre) Acting Chief Executive Officer, THAI Smile Airways Co Ltd, and Mr Xue Xiaogang, (3rd from left), President of The CITS (Beijing) Air Travel Service Limited Company, recently signed a partnership agreement where THAI Smile...

Related Topics