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Old Jan 12th 2016, 8:11 am
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Default Large Prawns skyrocketing

OK...it's the price of large prawns. It got the imagination going though, didn't it.

It seems the poor hard done by fishermen of Penang are having a hard time getting big prawns due to high winds (I didn't notice), bad weather, poor catches, blah blah blah, and the prices have skyrocketed.

It of course has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that Chinese New Year is just a little way off

You can read more in the Star Online here
Price of big prawns skyrockets - Nation | The Star Online
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Old Jan 12th 2016, 8:19 am
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People have been buying ahead to avoid the CNY rip-off so the fishermen have simply upped the price earlier. Strong winds - mon cul!
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Old Jan 13th 2016, 4:03 am
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How about going veggie for a month, or is tofu next to take off.
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Old Jan 13th 2016, 7:28 am
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Haha, the weather in Penang is clear as a baby's bottom.

They are just finding excuse to earn more.

Thank goodness we have relatives as fisherman at Kuala Kurau.
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Old Jan 14th 2016, 5:55 am
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Originally Posted by TousTnT View Post
How about going veggie for a month, or is tofu next to take off.
Vegetable prices are up 200 to 300 percent during CNY. At least when I lived in Beijing, i don´t expect this in Malaysia
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I wonder if that's what they are pulling up in the boats with nets most mornings near tanjong bungah. If so, no wonder there is a shortage since they just go round the same area day and night, one boat after another. Poor little shrimp need some time to grow up I imagine
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