Thursday, January 11, 2007

MALAYSIA READY FOR 300 RINGGIT MELONS?

Heard over the radio yesterday about a farmer in Kagawa prefecture (that's where I live now) planning to export strawberries to Malaysia...

Shoppers in KL can expect to see this juicy red stuff on the shelves this Friday (tomorrow)...

The commodity comes in packs of 15 strawberries each...

Each pack will set you back by about 3150 yen, almost 100 ringgits...

Quite like eating jewels, eh...

Kagawa prefecture is also quite well known for her square watermelons...

Yes, square... as in not round...

Each square watermelon costs 10000 yen, almost 300 ringgits...

Unlike the strawberries, they are to be treated more as ornaments rather than for the stomach...

So, folks, watch out as you may very well see one of those weird-looking square green melons in your local department store one of these days...