China Has Discovered Mangosteen But They Don’t Know How To Eat It

Jul 16, 2022 | 🚀 Fathership

Sometimes we forget that to a majority of the world, Southeast Asia is still rather exotic and not many are familiar with our local quirks and delicacies.

After all, even Malaysians aren’t familiar with our own exotic local fruits!

Summer is the seasonal peak of fruits like mangosteen and durian, which are being exported en masse. In countries like China, our tropical fruits are quite coveted, so the Chinese will buy them to try out as our fruits also come highly recommended.

Skintastic

Unfortunately, not everyone knows how to eat a mangosteen properly. In a series of posts on Chinese social media app XiaoHongShu (XHS), Chinese natives found the fruit to be underwhelming and disappointing.

This, of course, is because they tried to eat the skin instead.

In the post, the original poster described the fruit as bitter and astringent. They also claimed that it was extremely expensive yet did not taste good at all.

Cheeky netizens were quick to jump in with jokes and teasing at the author’s expense. Some suggested that it’s an exotic kind of “garlic”. Others reminded the author that “the inner white garlic pieces are poisonous”.

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A recurring joke

While perhaps it first started as a true struggle of not knowing how to eat an exotic tropical fruit, the ‘joke’ has spread and been replicated by various accounts.

Various users take similar pictures of a full mangosteen with a chunk taken out of its skin, together with increasingly sarcastic captions such as ‘Why do people like to eat this fruit?’ and ‘I heard it’s good but you’re supposed to throw away the inner parts because it’s poisonous’.

However, Malaysians can put down our pitchforks and rest assured that the Mainland Chinese people do actually know how to eat mangosteens properly, and find it a very refreshing and delicious fruit. Many even turn mangosteens into desserts and drinks too!


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Intel: S'pore Honda Civic stolen from Genting Highlands enroute into Indochina

Jul 19, 2022 | 🚀 Fathership

The Honda Civic Type R stolen from a mall carpark in Malaysia's Resorts World Genting is likely enroute into Indochina by way of Thailand through a container ship, a Fathership source said.

Indochina is referred to the countries bordering Thailand, which includes Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.

How it works

The Honda Civic would be especially difficult to recover, said a source who brought forward the syndicates’ way of operating. “It is believed that the cars stolen in Malaysia will be transported via the sea by container ship from Singapore. Then, it will stop at its first destination, Thailand. It is also believed that Laem Chabang Port, in Thailand is their main destination [to unload the stolen vehicles],” he continued.

The source adds that depending on the situation, parts of the stolen vehicle would be dropped off in Thailand, while the rest would continue on its way to the other countries.

CCTV captures footage of stolen Honda Civic

According to CCTV footage, the Singapore-plate car owned by a man named Damien, was stolen in the early morning of July 16 at around 2.43am.

Another CCTV screenshot showed the thief driving Damien's car out of the car park by tailgating another vehicle through the exit.

Bye bye Honda

The source said, "Thailand had been ramping up it's intelligence network and syndicates are finding it harder to keep the car in Thailand for a long time. To avoid detection, the car will continue it's journey into one of the countries in Indochina, likely Laos as Cambodia and Myanmar's black market prefers 4-wheel drives and bigger vehicles like the Toyota Hilux."

Coincidentally, a Malaysian-registered Toyota Hilux was also stolen from the same carpark as the Honda Civic a day before.