23 Dec '11, 5am

Singapore is the world's largest importer of Korean strawberries, bringing in 1,502 tonnes of them last year

Singapore is the world's largest importer of Korean strawberries, bringing in 1,502 tonnes of them last year

Export figures hit a record-high of 1,502 tonnes worth US$11.2 million (S$14.5 million) last year, according to the Korea Agro-Trade Centre Singapore, which makes Singapore the largest importer of Korean strawberries, surpassing the likes of Hong Kong, Japan and Malaysia. -- PHOTO: RAZORTV By Chang May Choon Move aside kimchi and K-pop idols. Korea is now making an impact on Singapore with its sweet and juicy strawberries instead. Export figures hit a record-high of 1,502 tonnes worth US$11.2 million (S$14.5 million) last year, according to the Korea Agro-Trade Centre Singapore, which makes Singapore the largest importer of Korean strawberries, surpassing the likes of Hong Kong, Japan and Malaysia. Korean strawberries are characterised by their standard conic shape, bright red colour and glossy surface. But what's the secret behind their sweet flavour? To find out, RazorTV...

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