Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Malaysia Also Got Square Melon

Remember these square watermelons?

Here's the news:

The square boxes are the exact dimensions of Japanese refrigerators, allowing full-grown watermelons to fit conveniently and precisely onto refrigerator shelves.

But cubic fruit comes with a caveat: Each square watermelon costs 10,000 yen, the equivalent of about $82. Regular watermelons in Japan cost from $15 to $25 each.

At $82 apiece, Winters said she didn't know if there would be a market for square-grown watermelons in the United States.

Malaysia also got square melons - honeydew melons? Specially grown for Tun M?

Photos by Bernama.

Caption reads:

LANGKAWI, Aug 7 -- A square honeydew melon gets the attention of former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who displays it to the other participants of the Dialogue Session 2 on Poverty Eradication Through Capacity Building at the Langkawi International Dialogue 2007 here today.

The three-day Dialogue, themed Poverty Eradication through Human Capital Development and Capacity Building, is attended by 500 participants from 40 nations mostly southern and eastern Africa countries, including 10 heads of state and government.
For the first time, three Asian countries - Thailand, Laos and Cambodia - are attending the event.

Wonder what it is named? M-elon?

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