Half Kuala Lumpurian, Half Penangite, Another 0.01 Singaporean

No Shark Fin Soup in my Company CNY Dinner

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Last Monday, had the company’s CNY Dinner at Raffles Country Club with my colleagues.


So I purposely borrowed a camera for this event.


Quite a wonderful evening. One thing I realised was that the dinner had no shark fins as a dish. Contrasting to the tradition, usually during Chinese special occassion, the Chinese would prefer to see Shark Fins as a symbol of wealth and status.

If this situation happened to me 5 years ago, I would think like…

“What lah?!?! No shark fin soup?!!! What kind of dinner is this?!!? So lousy one… Must have Shark Fin Soup lah!!! Why don’t have one… *sad* + *stamp my feet on the ground*”

The problem WAS I didn’t know how much sacrifice and disaster the shark fin soup causes to the environment and the sharks. I know now.

Eh.. I’m not shooting you lar… =.=”

The Truth About Shark Fin

The thing is, when the fishermen ever catch a shark, they won’t let the opportunity slipped away because they know how much the shark fins worth.

They will cut the fins and take it away from the sharks directly without killing them first. It’s like cutting the limbs of a human being when he is still alive. Imagine how much pain it causes to the shark.


And after getting what they want, they will then feel guilty and let the shark go, without their FINS !! How can they just leave the sharks there without fins to swim?!!!

This is just like after you had sex with someone… pass AIDS to he/she… and then happily say BYE BYE and leave the other to die…


The shark is not dead yet at this point. It will at least struggle for a few days before it dies of over-bleeding or hunger.

So what now? Stop eating shark fins. No matter how good it is. The sharks sure deserve a better way of dying than this. And it doesn’t serve any purpose at all. If you want to show the proof that you are rich, instead of serving people with shark fins, serve this.

A plate of money. I’m sure everyone will notice how rich you are then.

I’m really glad that Singapore and my company is started to take action against these inhumanity activities.

We can have a wonderful and properous dinner even without consuming any shark fin.

Yes you can do it. We can do it. Save the sharks!! Stop eating them!!


Written by Boon Ming

February 17, 2009 at 12:12 am

9 Responses

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  1. i’ve stopped eating shark fin soup for the longest time because of that very reason… also, it does not have any value besides implying that you’re rich (for more ‘face’)

    it’s pretty tough because everyone around the table will start teasing me. damn shitty lo


    February 17, 2009 at 5:26 pm

  2. haha .. yea lor .. but hor.. if it was served on the table in front of me… i would still eat it lo … coz the shark had been already sacrificed lor .. if u wasted it then mah even more jialat ?!!! hahaha…

    Boon Ming

    February 17, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    • If you ate it, you would either grow a taste for it, or the people that served you the meal would recemend it to others and they might grow a taste for it. or since it costs so much, they would keep it on the menu because they get good money and because people ‘like’ it.

      Proving a piont

      July 3, 2009 at 11:49 am

  3. absolutely act of sin… better join me as vegetarianism fighter


    February 17, 2009 at 8:53 pm

  4. yo … i eat vegetarian food from time to time … but asking me to give up meat ?! …

    i still need to consider to give up all the food i’ve been eating since 20 years ago … =.=”

    you know .. kinda hard … .. VERY HARD !!

    Boon Ming

    February 17, 2009 at 11:49 pm

  5. my name is mahmood Iam from yemen I have Company of shark fin if any one wants shark fin I will meet you in my hotmail my hotmail is


    March 8, 2009 at 1:50 am

    • mahmood – your shark fin company hurting every one . you should go into AK-47 trading market . money good in yemen every one want another


      December 8, 2009 at 4:29 pm

  6. Not that I’m totally impressed, but this is a lot more than I expected when I stumpled upon a link on Furl telling that the info is awesome. Thanks.

    Random T.

    April 24, 2009 at 7:19 pm

  7. i hate all who eats soup from sharks i love sharks and sharks IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ANIMAL DOOOONT EEEAAAT IIIIIIIIT!!!!!!!!!


    March 3, 2011 at 8:48 pm

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