SINGAPORE - Kwong Wah Yit Poh reported that Singaporeans were paying up to 50 per cent more for vegetables and fruits imported from Malaysia, following the inundation of some farms from the current floods.
A vegetable and fruit supplier was quoted as saying that Singapore imported mainly sawi, kangkung, siew pak choy and spinach from Malaysia, and their prices have soared between 30 per cent and 50 per cent.
"Prices for bitter gourd, cucumber, chili, papaya, watermelon and banana have also gone up. Other than price increase, supplies have also dwindled. But customers are buying less," he said.