‘Expect seafood to cost more this CNY’

Popular choice: Yeoh holding up fresh prawns being sold at the Bayan Baru Market in Penang. Medium-sixed prawns seem to be a crowd favourite for the Lunar New Year. Average-sized prawns cost RM65 per kg but this could go up to RM85 before the reunion dinners that have now been allowed. — K.T. GOH/The Star

GEORGE TOWN: With reunion dinners and receptions around the corner, seafood suppliers are expecting a higher demand for prawns, pomfret and squid during the Chinese New Year festivity.

As the government has relaxed the Covid-19 restrictions in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration this year, many people are expected to return to their home towns after missing their reunions last year.

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