Spike in demand: stinky durians enjoy online virus boom


A worker inspecting durians in Kuala Lumpur. When a coronavirus lockdown confined Malaysians to their homes, street traders selling durians moved their pungent produce online – and have been enjoying an unexpected spike in demand. — Photos: AFP

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia: When a coronavirus lockdown confined Malaysians to their homes, street traders selling durians moved their pungent produce online – and have been enjoying an unexpected spike in demand.

Grown across tropical South-East Asia, the durian is hailed by aficionados as the “king of fruits” due to its creamy, golden flesh and bittersweet flavour.

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