Cheaper prawns and vegetables for CNY, but prices of popular fish expected to rise

The prices of prawns, alongside vegetables like chye sim, xiao bai cai and spring onions are down a mouth-watering 50 per cent, thanks to improved weather in Malaysia boosting crop yields.
The prices of prawns, alongside vegetables like chye sim, xiao bai cai and spring onions are down a mouth-watering 50 per cent, thanks to improved weather in Malaysia boosting crop yields.ST PHOTO: MELISSA HENG

SINGAPORE - Shelling out extra for prawns has become an unwelcome Chinese New Year tradition but not so this year, with prices down about 20 per cent thanks to good catches from Indonesia.

Mid-sized prawns were going for $10 to $16 a kg at Chong Pang market on Thursday (Jan 16), well under the $40 a kg they have hit in past festive seasons.

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