BANGKOK – Guests to an aquarium in Thailand received an enormous shock this week when Santa Claus swam by, carrying a sack filled with meals and surrounded by shoals of curious fish.
The basement aquarium within the Bangkok shopping center was the final place households have been anticipating to see Father Christmas, outfitted with fins, oxygen tank and a dive masks.
Kids hopped up and down and pointed excitedly, mesmerised by a Santa in a floppy pink hat waving whereas floating above the coral and circled by angelfish.
“She been working all the best way down right here to see the diving Santa,” Frenchman Jean Baptise Richard mentioned of his 4-year-old daughter, Maya, a frequent customer to the aquarium.
“Usually, she by no means stays right here greater than 30 seconds, so in the present day it’s already 5 minutes,” he mentioned.
The fish eat from the hand of Santa, who interacts with guests and poses for footage from the opposite facet of the glass.
The girl within the wetsuit beneath the Santa outfit is Nichakarn Sariwong, an worker of the marine life centre, whose job is generally to take care of the fish and clear and keep the aquarium.
“It’s Christmas time, so I costume as a Santa for about three or 4 days to feed fish. The youngsters love the present a lot,” mentioned Nichakarn.