S$1,255 for a mooncake? Asia’s most expensive mooncakes to date
The beloved Mid-Autumn Festival is finally upon us and in the spirit of things, we take a look at the most luxurious mooncakes – complete with jaw-dropping price tags – we’ve seen over the years.
HONG KONG: WORLD'S FIRST CAVIAR MOONCAKEIf you thought mooncakes with edible gold were indulgent enough, how about mooncakes with caviar? Hong Kong’s Royal Caviar Club created what it billed as the world’s first caviar and black truffle mooncake last year, priced at HK$1,800 (S$311) for a box of four.
The snow skin mooncakes featured 10g of Royal Cristal Caviar, plus Australian winter black truffle and truffled potato.The "world's first caviar mooncake", according to Hong Kong's Royal Caviar Club. (Photo: Royal Caviar Club)Surely there's a demand for caviar mooncakes, as this year, Royal Caviar Club came up with a new offering featuring Imperial Ossetra Caviar, paired with either cream cheese or fresh vanilla filling. There are six mooncakes in the set, priced at HK$680.Read more: CNA »
Covid-19: S’pore will take 3-6 months to reach ‘new normal’ with trying few months ahead, says PM Lee
SINGAPORE — It will take Singapore at least three to six months to reach a “new normal” where people can resume doing the things they used to do and see crowds again without feeling worried or strange, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Saturday (Oct 9).
As climate talks near, pressure grows on Asia to cancel new coal projectsKUALA LUMPUR: With six nations accounting for more than 80 per cent of planned new coal projects globally, winning commitments to cancel those projects could help November\u0027s COP26 UN climate summit \u0022consign coal power to history\u0022, a key goal of organisers, researchers said. Proposed new coal power capacity Greenpeace Maybe we should do something. For example stop buying from them. Tariff those imports. Sanction their governments.
Commentary: The Delta variant has upended the East Asia COVID-19 modelEast Asian approaches built on elimination and containment have proved difficult to pursue in the face of the Delta variant and growing socio-economic costs, says a political scientist. B
Japan warns citizens of possible attack in Southeast AsiaJapan's Foreign Ministry urged its citizens on Monday to stay away from religious facilities and crowds in six Southeast Asian nations, warning of a possible attack. The warning applies to Japanese citizens in Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Myanmar. The advisory was met with puzzlement in several of those nations, which said they had no knowledge of such a threat, or details from Japan as to the source of its information.