Chinese boy lost in translation in China

The Muslim Quarter is a popular tourist hub with its variety of shops and restaurants. – CHESTER CHIN/The Star

The middle-aged merchant looked at me quizzically as if I had spoken an alien language. I took a deep breath, and tried to enunciate my words better.

“Too expensive,” I exclaimed slowly in broken Mandarin, while trying to explain that other shops offered a better price.

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