On Saturday 30th November 2013, Maetaeng Elephant Park was pleased and honored to welcome Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra ibni Syed Sirajuddin Jamalullail the Raja Muda (Crown Prince) of the Malaysian state of Perlis and his wife Lailatul Shahreen Akashah and their three children:
- Sharifah Khatreena Nuraniah
- Sharifah Farah Adriana
- Syed Sirajuddin Areeb Putra
The Royal delegation were in Thailand representing.
The Prince and delegation were greeted by the Chailert family (owners of the Park) and Carol Archer (Friend to the elephants).
The Prince was most interested in the running of the Park and the welfare of the elephants.
Prior to watching the elephant show, they were invited to visit the Elephant Art Gallery where they bought several works of art by our resident elephant artists. After watching the show, the Crown Prince was presented with a large canvas painted by SUDA. Lunch in the restaurant was followed by an elephant ride through the forest. They also visited the nursery, where our two latest arrivals were pleased to entertain them!
Their visit culminated in a Bamboo Rafting Experience along the MaeTaeng River.