Sunday, December 20, 2009

Millionaire Offers 5 Million for Nephew to hold Panda

In Courtesy of Thairath

CHIANG MAI – A millionaire offered five million baht in exchange for allowing his nephew to hold Lin Ping just one time. It seems like the superstar panda is getting to everybody’s head. The zoo meanwhile announced that this Christmas, Lin Ping will be wearing a Santa outfit to greet his fan club.

Other than the mad millionaire, Chiang Mai zoo reported that many individuals are phoning in to pay 20000 – 30000 baht to hold Lin Ping. Even letters have been sent offering a few thousand baht to hold the panda. The level of madness seems relative to peoples disposable income.

In the same report, although unrelated, the zoo announced that the Santa outfit will be put on Lin Ping while it is asleep. The reason being that the panda will be too hyper active and resistant to the Santa suit.

Lin Ping will wake up some day soon and find that it's a Santa Claus for the Thai people.

Writer: Adrian Tse & Chet Chetchotisak