• Short Summary

    ONCE IN A YEAR, FOR A PERIOD OF TWO MONTHS, THAILAND GETS GREATLY EXCITED, EXCITED OVER THE APPEARANCE OF LOGANBERRY, THE MOST POPULAR OF THE NATIVE FRUIT.

  • Description

    ONCE IN A YEAR, FOR A PERIOD OF TWO MONTHS, THAILAND GETS GREATLY EXCITED, EXCITED OVER THE APPEARANCE OF LOGANBERRY, THE MOST POPULAR OF THE NATIVE FRUIT.

    LAMYAI, AS THAIS CALL IT, LOGANBERRY IS GROWN ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. BUT THE PEOPLE WHO KNOW THE FRUIT WOULD LIKE ONLY THOSE COMING FROM THE NORTH.

    DURING THE LAMYAI SEASON, BETWEEN JULY AND AUGUST, THE THAI RAILWAYS RUN SPECIAL WEIGHT TRAINS, FIFTEEN A DAY, FROM THE NORTHERN CAPITAL OF CZENGMAI TO SOUTHERN CAPITAL OF BANGKOK, JUST FOR THE FRUITS.

    IN BANGKOK, THE FRUIT MARKET WHERE THE AUCTION TAKES PLACE, WOULD BE VERY MUCH LIKE A STOCK MARKET, EXCEPT HERE THAT PROSPECTIVE BUYERS HAVE A FREE TASTE OF THE FRUIT.

    BIDDINGS FOR WHOLESALERS BEGIN, FOR THE BEST VARIETY AT 140 BATHS PER BASKET OF 15 KG WEIGHT. IT RARELY GOES BEYOND 150 BAHTS. (57 BATHS FOR GBP STERLING). THE POOR QUALITY WOULD FETCH ONLY 30 BAHTS.

    THE MARKET OBSERVES BANKING TIME AND OPERATES ONLY BETWEEN 10 A.M. AND 3 P.M.

    THE FRUITS THEN ARE ON WAY TO THE PEOPLE, THROUGH HAWKERS, WHO APPRECIATE IT AS ONLY THE THAIS COULD DO THE FINEST FRUIT OF THAILAND.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2X7J0FHUI13KDA8HK1VDHT3V3
    Media URN:
    VLVA2X7J0FHUI13KDA8HK1VDHT3V3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/10/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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