Former actor Liu Wai Hung, aka 'Ah Chan', is now known as 'Durian Doctor' in Malaysia


Using organic methods, the former TVB actor says he and his team have managed to save hundreds of durian trees in half a year. Photo: Filepic

Hong Kong actor Liu Wai Hung has been living in Malaysia since the pandemic.

Fans of TVB in the 1980s would remember Liu who made a name for himself playing the role of "Ah Chan" in the series The Good, The Bad And The Ugly which also featured Chow Yun Fat and Carol Cheng.

According to a report by a Singaporean entertainment portal, Liu and his wife were visiting his son, who is based in Malaysia, when the pandemic hit.

When borders were closed, Liu and his Malaysian-born wife decided to stay here instead.

While in Malaysia, the 64-year-old has been using his knowledge in organic farming to help durian farmers here.

Last year, Liu assisted a farmer whose orchard was suffering losses.

According to China Press, the former actor visited a farm in Seremban and found about 200 out of 500 durian trees there were dying from diseases.

“I insisted that pesticides and chemical fertilisers not be used and organic farming methods be incorporated instead," said Liu who specialises in organic farm products in Guangdong, China, where he was based.

His method must have worked as Liu said he and his team managed to save hundreds of durian trees in half a year. He added that other farmers have also requested for his help.

No wonder "Ah Chan" is now fondly known as “Durian Doctor”.

Liu's son Brandon, on the other hand, runs a successful bird's nest business in Malaysia and is known as "Bird's Nest King".

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