Watch this Indian man sell 'purple rice' at Ghim Moh Market -- in fluent Mandarin

Submitted by Stomper Sharren

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A man was spotted selling organic rice at Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre yesterday morning (Aug 25), but that was not what caught the attention of passers-by.

What turned heads was how the seller spoke fluent Mandarin to customers, despite him being Indian.

Stomper Sharren and her colleague were among those who were at the scene and filmed a video of the man.

Sharren added, "He was selling 3 packs of rice (3kg) for $33. It also came with free 5kg of white rice. But what impressed me the most was how he spoke Mandarin so fluently."

In the video, the man can be heard conversing with an auntie and introducing his product to her: "You see, a lot of people bought it. This is purple [rice], not brown rice ah."

The purple rice that the man was selling is also known as riceberry and originates from Thailand, where it is carefully cultivated.

Dark violet in colour, it is a superfood that is rich in antioxidants and is said to be helpful in fighting diseases such as cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure.

Said the Stomper, who has tried riceberry: "It is very soft."