Chinese hunger for world’s ‘smelliest fruit’ threatens M’sian forests


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  • Sunday, 10 Feb 2019

Love at first bite: Known for its thick, golden flesh, a Musang King can go for 800 yuan (RM489) in Beijing.

SOARING demand for durians in China is being blamed for a new wave of deforestation in Malaysia with environmentalists warning that vast amounts of jungle are being cleared to make way for massive plantations of the spiky, pungent fruit.

Grown across tropical South-East Asia, the durian is hailed as the “king of fruits” by fans, who liken its creamy texture and intense aroma to blue cheese.

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