Since Malaysia’s partial lifting of the chicken export ban, Singapore which relies heavily on supplies from local farmers are rejoicing in the return of fresh chicken even though they are the kampung and black chicken.
The partial lifting only allows kampung and black chicken to be brought into the City state, however, stall holders who were selling these varieties welcome the decision but said they have no choice but to sell these birds for $3 per kg (RM3.17 to $1) as the suppliers have also raised the price.
As reported by CNA, stall holders complained about the price hike but insisted customers who wanted fresh birds continued to purchase them. Other stall owners were not surprised by the increase in prices and said they will continue to sell as long as they can get supply.
Singapore has been hit by the ban which was announced by Prime Minister Dato Seri Ismail Sabri to curb shortage in the domestic market, a widely unpopular move by both vendors and the global community, the decision has been revised recently.