Malaysian shows off his durian-opening skills

This is how you do it: Loh, in this file picture, demonstrating the art of opening a durian with the help of his friend, Julie Zhou.


DURIANS took centre stage in a popular online TV show in China where the guests watched how the fruits were opened for the first time, reported China Press.

Many were astounded by how fast Malaysian durian exporter Loh Wee Keng split opened the fruit.

This was the first time Loh, who is Maycham China vice-chairman, appeared in a TV programme showing off his durian-opening skills.

Loh said on the Connections show that one needed to be equipped with gloves and a knife, and first cut the stem before working on the lines of opening at the base of the durian.

He also shared how one could choose a pungent durian with more flesh.

TV host Mei Qing said many people loved to eat durians but they thought it was too difficult to open.

Mei said she had never seen a durian up close and that she would never eat it if she was not encouraged by others.

The programme has been running for the fifth year. It showcases Chinese culture apart from exploring various cultural exchanges between China and other countries.

> Nanyang Siang Pau reported that fans celebrated the 54th birthday of retired Taiwanese actress Joey Wong Cho-Yee online yesterday.

The birthday wishes from her fans on her Baidu Tieba fan page had touched her, prompting her to post a recent photo of her standing in front of a river, possibly in Canada.

She also wished that the global pandemic would end soon.

“A monk has once said that what you are thinking at the moment is the key to living life. I hope that these words will be encouraging to each other, ” she said.

One fan even made her a birthday cake with her name Joey written on it, to which she said the cake was pretty.

> Sin Chew Daily reported that Malaysian singer and deejay Danny One posted a video of a thief climbing over a wall at his house and trying to ransack his car on his Facebook page on Saturday.

He said the reason why he shared the video was to remind people to be vigilant during the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations.

“It was my fault that I did not lock my car. Fortunately, nothing was stolen.

“But I heard that the thief had targeted several other houses in the neighbourhood, ” he added.

The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

chinese views , Joey Wong Cho-Yee , durian


Next In Nation

Ismail Sabri: Opening up Parliament in 14 days was opinion of political bureau
PSR project not a sole decision by one party, says Penang govt official
Anwar questions low testing rates despite increase in Covid-19 cases
Covid-19: New cluster detected at Kulim polytechnic
CIDB: 150 construction sites nationwide given stop-work orders since June 1
PM hinted that GE15 likely after tabling of Budget 2022, claims Osman Sapian
Dr Wee offers condolences to family of Parit Saleh Khairon Umno chief
Firemen rescue toddler trapped in car left with engine running
More Covid-19 cases uncovered in second round of Selangor govt's free screening exercise
FT Ministry looking into assessment rebates to ease burden of ratepayers, says Annuar Musa

Stories You'll Enjoy