ST Scroll Back: Oh Durian! Our love-hate relationship with a stinky, thorny fruit

Renowned British naturalist Alfred Russell Wallace loved it, but Sir Stamford Raffles hated it.

File photo showing a durian seller at a stall, on July 24, 2018.
File photo showing a durian seller at a stall, on July 24, 2018. PHOTO: BH FILE

SINGAPORE - With hot and humid weather all year round, there is little Singaporeans can say about the weather here, and even less so about the seasons. But one time of the year is bound to get emotions running high. Durian season.

Yes, you either love it or hate it. Some describe the durian as a tropical fruit with a thorny shell and a distinct creamy, bittersweet flesh.

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