Championing delicious Orang Asli-grown durians

The Orang Asli have a natural, eco-friendly way of growing durians, which involves leaving the trees alone for nine months of the year. — Photos: BIJI BUMI DURIAN

Durian season is well and truly underway and the season’s most-coveted debutantes remain largely the same – Musang King, D24, Tekka and Black Thorn.

But this year, there is another surprise contender in the mix, a series of underdog kampung durians grown by the Temuan Orang Asli that are proving to be worthy competitors in the local durian landscape.

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