Malaysian mandarin orange wholesalers here have cut down on their stock this Chinese New Year due to the movement control order. Despite this, the fruit is still selling fast.
Alice Tan from Sin Lee Fruits said she normally ordered 10 containers of the fruit from China in previous years but this time, she only took 5 containers: “One container has about 6,000 fruits but because of the restrictions and the low-key celebrations this year, I did not order more. The fruits that arrived a few weeks back are selling fast as well, and I had to take an additional three lorries filled with the oranges from another wholesaler in Kuala Lumpur.”
She added that many customers were fruit shop traders. There were also regulars who came to buy boxes of oranges to give to firms, family and friends. “Given that many are unable to travel to other states because of the MCO, some of them have decided to buy boxes of the orange to courier them to their associates or loved ones living far away. “Since the arrival of my stock, the orange boxes have been selling really well, and I am sure the remaining boxes will be sold in the next few days.”