WORLD FOCUS: Durians in Malaysia

Tech and China: Combo that ensures durians in Malaysia remain irresistible

Malaysian Agriculture and Agro-based Minister Salahuddin Ayub (holding a knife) helping to prepare durians for export to China during his visit to JL Food Industries earlier this year.
Malaysian Agriculture and Agro-based Minister Salahuddin Ayub (holding a knife) helping to prepare durians for export to China during his visit to JL Food Industries earlier this year. PHOTO: BERNAMA
Datuk David Lian with the durian trees on his 8ha plot that is part orchard and part resort where tourists can taste the fruit fresh off the tree. ST PHOTO: TRINNA LEONG
Datuk David Lian with the durian trees on his 8ha plot that is part orchard and part resort where tourists can taste the fruit fresh off the tree.ST PHOTO: TRINNA LEONG

What durian glut? This was the response from orchard owners in Pahang's Raub district, home of the famous Musang King durian.

While durian prices in Singapore have fallen due to an oversupply from Malaysia at the start of the current season, the scene is different at durian orchards in this Malaysian district that The Straits Times visited recently.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 02, 2019, with the headline 'Tech and China: Combo that ensures fruit remains irresistible'. Print Edition | Subscribe