The incident happened the same day another person on the island purportedly paid an extortionate amount for their sea bass at a different restaurant.
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Something fishy is happening in Langkawi with another person coming forth to complain about the exorbitant price paid for ikan siakap or Asian seabass.
This time around, Facebook user Niena ZM took to social media to share her experience with paying close to RM1,800 for a meal.
The Curious Case Of Another Floating Restaurant
According to Niena, the incident happened on 3 November at a floating restaurant at Kilim Geoforest Park in which the bill totalled RM1738.70 for a group of 10 adults and 11 children.
Although the restaurant displayed the price for the sea bass at RM160/kg, the issue at hand was how the employees should have been able to explain transparently the estimated price of the food ordered.
Instead, Niena claimed they only took orders without telling them the size of the fish and it’s estimated price.
Even the Tom Yam shop in Kuala Lumpur will recommend a suitable portion for the customers dining and will explain the food size and price.Niena ZM via her Facebook post on 4 November 2021
Larger than the average sea bass
In her post, Niena highlights that the size of the fish given was larger than the ‘normal’ sea bass they ordered which weighed 5.29kg.
However, she said the other food was charged accordingly but claims her party did not order much.
She also said that although the food served was fresh, the cooking was “not good”.
Know what you’re getting yourself into
Yes, seafood can be quite expensive, especially if you’re looking to feed a large group like Niena’s.
The purpose of her sharing her experience on social media was so others would not fall victim.
“Imagine if you really can’t afford it?” she asked.
Niena stressed this happened at Kilim Geoforest Park and advised fellow visitors to Langkawi to not be afraid to eat at other places on the island.
With popular Malaysian destinations now opened to domestic tourism, some Netizens expressed their concern that shop owners will increase their prices blaming the ‘pandemic’ as the reason.
If that were the case, people should always be diligent wherever they go and be extra cautious with how they spend.
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