February 6, 2023

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Langkawi Viral RM 1k Siakap at Restoran Terapung Sas Rimba

The drama and viral story on Facebook yesterday, the RM 1k Siakap fish charged in a floating restaurant in Langkawi. What happened is someone actually posted a receipt of his lunch at this floating restaurant in Langkawi. It was reported that the restaurant is called Restoran Terapung Sas Rimba.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/mfaris.zul/posts/10223739406146938

The viral drama is the price of the ‘siakap’ (Asian Sea bass or barramundi) which is above RM 1k at RM 1196.80. That siakap is weight at 7.48 kg and to be honest that is a huge fish.

The person posted the receipt on Facebook basically complaint that the siakap is overpriced and the total bill came to RM 1759.50 for seven people. The person also claimed that the other customer behind them was charged RM 755 for two people. Lastly, they claimed that the restaurant makes additional 5% charge for credit card usage.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/mfaris.zul/posts/10223739406146938

The viral story on Facebook is shared over 16k times with 13k comments and that is his part of the story.

According to Harian Metro, the owner of the restaurant, Restoran Terapung Sas Rimba actually recommended other fish such as ‘ikan merah’ or ‘ikan kerapu’ which weigh around 1kg to 1.5kg.

The owner of Restoran Terapung Sas Rimba, Ms Norasyukin Musa claimed that she took the order from the customer and she insisted the customer to take a look of the fish but they rejected.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/mfaris.zul/posts/10223739406146938

The price of the fish is priced at RM 16 per 100 gram as stated in menu. She also told the customers that the 7kg fish initially was not for sale as it was a ‘show fish’ for her customers.

She also denies that additional charge for credit card as claimed by the customers.

To be honest, we always ask the price of fish before we order to avoid such situation. We encountered many these situations in Malaysia and many parts of Asia. Sometimes, it is safer to ask the price first before you order as you don’t want to get shocking prices in your receipt.

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