The durian may be the “King of Fruits” in Malaysia but this king isn’t welcomed in certain premises.
Hong Kong based Malaysian actress Yumi Wong found out about this the hard way after getting fined RM1,000 for consuming durian in her hotel room.
Last Thursday (Jan 12), the 33-year-old star uploaded a screenshot of her text message with a production crew member via Instagram story.
In the screenshot, the crew member told Wong that the hotel she was staying at imposed a RM1,000 fine on her as guests aren’t permitted to eat durians in the room.
As proof, the hotel staff even forwarded a photo of the durian seeds discarded in her hotel room rubbish bin.
“I’m such an idiot. I wasn’t aware that you can’t eat durians in hotels. I have been fined RM1,000. This durian is so expensive,” she wrote in her post.
According to travel site Malaysia Traveller, durians have long been banned from hotels and public transports in Malaysia due to its overpowering scent.
In 2019, however, Bangi Resort Hotel became the first durian-friendly hotel and resort in Malaysia. Its achievement has been recorded in the Malaysia Book Of Records.
Wong is currently working on her new flick, Lock War, in Penang. The film is funded by Louis Koo and stars Philip Keung, Samantha Ko, Raymond Wong and Benz Hui.