Some nice random photos of various Asia travel destinations. Unfortunately the source (site closed) didn’t mention anything about the photographers; but thanks anyway. Hope that I could take such great pictures in future too.
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Nestle Japan has introduced a new flavour for its Kit Kat wafer bar, filled with powder from the famous Yubari melons; and the company will donate 10 yen to the bankrupting city of Yubari from every pack sold.
Sounds generous, but there are some catches as pointed out by Stippy… turned out it’s more of a brilliant marketing campaign by Nestle instead of a genuine effort to help the city.
Still, if the product does provide a bit of relieve, I don’t think the local government would mind if it’s genuine or not. It’s cooler though, to spend two million yen to buy two of Yubari’s famous melons instead.
A fun fan-made video featuring Orlando Bloom and co. from The Lord of The Rings film trilogy. It’s difficult to explain this in words, just watch it and enjoy the beautiful world of internet.
A pair of cantaloupes from Yubari, Japan, fetched a whopping two million yen (over $16,000 USD) at the first auction of the season in Sapporo. The price paid by department store chain Marui Imai has broken the previous record of 800,000 yen.
The melons, priced at a million yen apiece, were on display/sale at Marui Imai’s flagship outlet. A spokesman said that the melons were meant for publicity in celebration of their 135th anniversary instead of direct profit.
Yubari melons are known for their high quality and sweet taste. The melons are popular summer gifts in Japan. An average Yubari melon could cost $50-100 USD.
Giving gifts to corporate partners and clients is a Japanese tradition which is usually done twice a year, in mid-winter and mid-summer respectively.
[Update] The record was broken again in 2008 for two and a half million yen.