Heart-shaped watermelon sold for over RM13,000

Heart-attack price: The watermelons were sold at an auction to raise funds for the provincial hospital in Si Sa Ket. — The Nation/ANN

JAKJAI Chamaimas Watermelon Farm in Si Sa Ket’s Muang district held an auction to sell its signature heart-shaped watermelons, to raise funds for the Si Sa Ket hospital.

The event was held in cooperation with Tourism Authority of Thailand, Si Sa Ket Tourism Industry Council and Christina Sanitaryware Ltd, owner of the farm which grows heart-shaped organic watermelons.

The bidding price for the heart-shaped watermelons started at 50,000 baht (RM6,767) each.

Si Sa Ket MP Wiwatchai Hotrawaisaya offered the highest price at 100,900 baht (RM13,600).

“I am giving this watermelon to my wife on Valentine’s Day, ” he said.

Also bidding via phone was Phanom Tony Jaa Yeerum, a lead actor in Monster Hunter movie, who added colour to the event.

Thanchanon Chatmethakul, managing director of Christina Sanitaryware, said the watermelon farm was pioneered by his mother, Chamaimas, who mastered the technique of growing watermelons in heart-shaped containers.

“Our watermelon is 100% organic, has a mild sweet taste and unique fragrance, ” he added. — The Nation/ANN

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