Sharing the durian love this season


WHO doesn’t know the King of Fruits in Malaysia? Love it or hate it, Durio zibethinus needs no further introduction. Before becoming a high-end commodity (read: export value of more than RM1bil), it used to be a kampung fruit, widely available, cheap enough to capture our tastebuds.

Yes, durian madness is real. It makes people travel far just to savour the freshest fruits. Eat, dream, love durian, there is even a local idiom based on the fruit: “Durian runtuh”, which means an unexpected fortune or windfall, just to illustrate how significant the fruit is to Malaysians.

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