Malaysia: Flower lovers flock to charity tulip sale at airport

The change in location did not stop people from buying fresh tulips from the Netherlands at the KLM Charity Tulip Sale at KL International Airport.

In the past, the event was held at a shopping complex in the city and always attracted a big crowd.

This year was no different as hundreds of people had already queued up before the sale started at 10am to buy some of the 8,000 tulips that came in a variety of colours for RM6 each [1.44 USD].

Due to overwhelming response, halfway through the sale, each buyer was limited to three stalks to ensure everyone went home with flowers.

This is the 17th year that the Dutch airline, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, has brought in the country’s iconic flower for sale here.

Netherlands ambassador Karin Mossenlechner said the country produces two billion tulips annually and 90% of them are exported.

“It blooms in spring, from March until May. I hope Malaysians will love the tulips as much as we do,” she said.

Read more at The Star Online (Vijenthi Nair)

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