With the decline
of the Luo Han craze, the Goldfish has made a
dramatic come back in Indonesia in recent months. The demand for
quality and exotic goldfish is high as people consider the pricing
of top-grade goldfish very competitive when compared to the prices
paid for Luo Han. Goldfish have become so popular that the authorities
have plans to organise two more goldfish competitions within the
next two months. The top winner of one of the events will enjoy the
prestige of the Governor Cup.
We were delighted to catch up with goldfish industry heavyweight,
Jackie Chan of
Tung Hoi Aquarium Company.
According to him, Indonesia is the biggest market for high quality goldfish in
the East. Jackie was there to seek even more business deals
with the local dealers.
Kris, the secretary of the Goldfish
Indonesia was the key person who helped to make the goldfish show a
great success. Amidst his very busy schedule, we really appreciated his
set aside some time with us to render his hospitality.
completed by the end of the first day of our arrival and we spent our
free time with the usual home visits to see the new and exotic
goldfish collections of our friends.
forgetting our dear friend Harsono,
who did it again this year
- by winning the grand champion prize in the goldfish competition with
a 30cm red oranda! Harsono's passion for grooming show fish has
not dwindled a bit, and he has great plans to upgrade his outdoor
ponds for even bigger collections.
Once again, we thank our friends Hari, Harsono, Kris and Victor for
their very kind hospitality. We look forward to meeting them again
in our next trip to the land of the Archipelagos, which may well be very soon.
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