Chinese national’s ‘art’ of eating durian


King of Fruits: Drinking water from its husk helps to reduce heatiness. — Photo sourced from Dongbei Xuan’s Facebook

Compiled by ALLISON LAI, MAHADHIR MONIHULDIN and R. ARAVINTHAN

THERE are many ways to enjoy durian and the one shared by a Chinese national has left Malaysians in stitches, reported China Press.

The woman, known as Dongbei Xuan on her Facebook, was in Malaysia, making and sharing videos of her durian eating adventures nationwide.

She was in Penang recently and bought a Black Thorn durian for RM204.

Giving her thumbs up after trying it, she then said Malaysians normally drink water from the durian husk to reduce the heatiness from consuming the King of Fruits.

She also said the water from the husk could be used to wash the fingers to get rid of the smell. Everything was fine until she said Malaysians would normally drink the water afterwards.Many of her amused followers and viewers then left comments, saying that Malaysians do not consume the water after washing their fingers in it.

Some also suggested that she add some salt before drinking from the husk next time, which she followed in her latest video after trying several other types of durian.

> Oriental Daily reported that a recent trend of filming street views with people in them in China has uncovered an affair by a high-ranking official at the China National Petroleum Corporation.

The video, which has since gone viral, shows the man holding hands with a young woman while walking on the street in a matching outfit. According to online information, the young woman was not his wife but a colleague.

Netizens also uncovered that the woman enjoyed flaunting her luxurious lifestyle and figure on social media, including staying at high-end hotels and punching out from work early at 4.30pm daily.

After the incident, the man has since been suspended and the woman has also made her social media posts private.

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.

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