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In Pictures: A HK$168 strawberry? HK$4,288 apples? Over-packaged ‘designer’ fruit spark online fury

A HK$168 strawberry spotted at CitySuper supermarket has prompted a fiery debate over “designer” fruit and excess packaging.

designer fruit citysuper packaging

Photo: Natalia Golditch.

The Kotoka strawberry gift box includes a sticker which reads “Fresh By Air From Japan.”

Some Facebook commenters were as angry over the pricing as they were about the packaging.

designer fruit citysuper packaging

Photo: Wong Yuen-Ming.

“City super need public shaming… I don’t shop there anyway… mostly since prices are criminal and so is their packaging,” said one commenter. “Citysuper is ridiculously expensive!! Jeeez! HKD168 for ONE strawberry! Bloody hell!!” remarked another.


In Pictures: Printed banners of flowers hide withered plants on roadside in China

Spring seemingly returned to Jilin Province this week.

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Photo: people.cn.

Printed banners of flowers were spotted on roads in Changchun on Monday.

China banner flowers

Photo: people.cn.

The printed plastic banners¬†wrapped around road dividers hid “actual” withered plants.

china flowers banner

Photo: people.cn.

The scene is reminiscent of similar printed banners which appeared on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront in 2013.

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A tourist has her picture taken during a cloudy day in front of a billboard featuring photos of the city skyline with a clear sky in Hong Kong on August 30, 2013. Photo: AFP/Philippe Lopez