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.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 31
Cxense type: NA
User access status: 3
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Living

Single drop of water found in asteroid dust offers clues to life on Earth
Five hugs a day: The power of touch
Zee Avi to appear at Zero Waste Malaysia fest, which promotes low-waste living among Malaysians
Could solar paint help us save electricity?
Yuki Onishi, founder of world's first Michelin-starred ramen eatery, dies at 43
Poignant story of Malaysian deaf parents who raised two daughters
Port of Hamburg is Czech Republic's gateway to the world
Malaysian deaf women share their hands-on parenting experience
Model cars are for big kids too - and some sell for serious money
How to stop overthinking things at work all the time

Others Also Read