bookmark_borderA mandoline from Penang

Georgetown (Penang)
Originally uploaded by whitecat singapore

Our old plastic mandoline (i.e., vegetable slicer) had broken down to the extent that it normally cost me one finger per onion, so I found a new one at a good price from an online shop called Baking Frenzy.

I didn’t investigate where the shop was based, but it appeared to be based in the UK, given that all prices were given in pounds.

However, yesterday the postman turned up with a parcel covered in pretty Malaysian stamps, sent by a person with a Chinese name from an address in Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia.

The slicer is absolutely fine, although it has some signs of having been intended for sale in East Asia.

I really love it when globalisation becomes almost personal like this!