Chinese tourist’s durian feast turns ugly


A DURIAN buffet outing turned into a nightmare for a tourist from China after she was bitten by the orchard’s dog, reported China Press.

Thirty-two-year-old Peng Huiyue from Liaoning paid RM40 to take part in an all-you-can-eat durian feast in Penang after seeing an advertisement on Xiaohongshu.

Peng arrived at 2pm on June 20 and was driven to the orchard in an off-road vehicle.

Just as she was about to wash her hands, a dog ran towards her and bit into her thigh, ripping Peng’s new clothes.

The orchard owner took Peng to a nearby clinic where she received a rabies shot and five stitches.

As a result of the attack, Peng was forced to extend her stay in Malaysia for a month to complete the course of five rabies vaccines.

While the orchard owner paid her medical bills, Peng claimed he refused to compensate her for the additional accommodation cost.

Upset, Peng made a police report and recounted her incident to reporters at the daily’s Penang bureau.

When contacted, the orchard owner refused to comment on the matter.

> Cyndi Wang, a singer who’s seen renewed popularity in mainland China, was recently called a “B-list singer” in Taiwan by an Internet user, reported China Press.

This sparked a debate on social media with the user claiming her singing was leagues behind that of other stars like Fish Leong and Stephanie Sun, while her dancing skills, unlike Jolin Tsai and A-Mei, fell short.

“How can she still be so popular? Does anyone know?” the netizen wrote.

Internet users generally agree that Wang’s resurgence in popularity stemmed from nostalgia after she performed her signature tune Love You in the third season of reality TV series Sisters Who Make Waves recently.

Fans were also quick to defend the 41-year-old singer, saying that she has an impeccable work ethic.

“She maybe a ‘B-list’, but her songs are being played all throughout China every day.

“Please do not be jealous that she can still sing and dance at her age,” one fan wrote.

Wang and Malaysian singer Nicholas Teo rose to mainstream popularity in the early 2000s after the two starred in the Taiwanese romantic drama Smiling Pasta.

The above article is 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 this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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