In Johor Bahru, Malaysia, five people have so far forked out RM8,888 each for three-metre tall tangerine trees imported from China. The trees are being sold at Katsura Landscape and its shop manager, who only wanted to be known as Wong, justified the price as the trees are very special. The tangerine trees commonly available in the market are smaller in size. These trees are exclusive only to this shop. Moreover, the number eight is an auspicious number – that is why the trees are priced at RM8,888.Tangerines are believed to bring good luck to those who display the plants in their homes especially during Chinese New Year.