Tycoon sends jet to S’pore for durian purchase

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  • Wednesday, 14 Jul 2010

Tycoon sends jet to S’pore for durian purchase

THE Musang King durian from Malaysia has proven to be so delicious that Stanley Ho, who is Macau’s Gambling King, sent his personal jet to pick up 88 durians from Singapore.

China Press reported that Ho bought about RM4,800 worth of the durian from the 818 Durian Stall in the island republic.

Ho then shared the king of fruits with his friend Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing by giving him 10 durians.

The daily reported that Ho’s worker wanted to buy 98 durians but only managed to get 88 as supply was low due to adverse weather.

In Singapore, the Musang King durian costs about RM38 per kilo, the daily reported.

> Sin Chew Daily reported that a 65-year-old man in Ulu Klang had used an abandoned car as his home for the past two years.

The car was given to him as a temporary shelter by a factory owner after the man stayed in the factory for over two years.

Before this, the man wandered around in the morning and slept in a market at night.

The man, who has two children, told the daily that his son drove him from Alor Setar and left him at the market.

“Since then, I have lost contact with my children,” he said, adding that his children, aged 36 and 24 were currently staying in Kuala Lumpur.

He said he was not angry with his children as “they have their own life” and he could take care of himself.

The daily has arranged for the man to stay at an old folks home.

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