Rong Poh residents go ape over ‘lucky’ banana tree

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It doesn’t take much to prompt Thais to start praying to strange objects in hopes of getting lucky lottery numbers.  In the Rong Poh neighborhood, all it took was a weird banana tree.

Village chief Suthep Malisorn said Wednesday that a tree sprouting fruit in an unusual spot had prompted an outpouring of flowers, incense and candles from residents around Soi Takiantia 5.

Village chief Suthep Malisorn points to the unusual banana tree.Village chief Suthep Malisorn points to the unusual banana tree.

Seems the owner of a house near the tree cut it down because it was growing too close to the railroad tracks.  But the tree didn’t die.  After the village chief’s brother lifted the tree off the ground with a piece of wood, it soon blossomed in the middle of its trunk.  The bananas followed.

People are now praying to the tree and were asking for lucky numbers for Wednesday’s lottery draw.

Rong Poh residents go ape over ‘lucky’ banana tree

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