Durian season is right here!
Regardless of what number of instances Malaysians style durian, we’ll all the time crave for extra of that candy and considerably bitter yellow flesh each time durian season comes round. We’ll even wait in line and spend large cash simply to get the
fragrant and pungent-smelling fruit from the most-talked-about durian stall on the town.
As a lot as Malaysians love their durian, they certainly can’t beat the Thais, a few of whom are prepared to pay near RM200,000 for a single durian fruit!
At an public sale in Thailand, one significantly valuable durian of the kanyao selection drew dozens of rich fruit lovers to an public sale on the King Of Durian 2019 competition in Nonthaburi, central Thailand. This variation of durian is outwardly the costliest on the planet, and instructions a minimal value of 20,000 baht (RM2,650) per fruit, reported CNA.
Officials handpicked the luxury durian one day before the event from a nearby farm, choosing it for its perfect size, shape and ripeness, before auctioning it off for 1.5 million baht (RM200,000). That eye-popping amount even beats the previous year’s record of 800,000 baht (RM106,000) by almost double.
Models paraded the fruit on red and gold velvet pillows at the event, which included nine other durians from the Monthong, Kanyao and Kop Med Tao varieties, with one particular fruit fetching more than 300,000 baht (RM40,000).
”I knew this was a very special durian but I was amazed at how much it sold for. I was expecting one million baht, so for it to sell more is very good,” said Maliwan Han Chai Thai, who runs the Pa Toi Lung Mu farm where the RM200,000 durian was grown.
At the end of the auction, the kanyao durian was sold to a wealthy local businessman.
”I hope the high bidder enjoys eating the durian. This variety is the tastiest in the world and we will keep growing them,” said Maliwan Han Chai Thai.
Altogether, the event managed to collect 4.5 million baht (RM600,000) that will be passed back to the farmers and donated to local charities in order to buy medical equipment for hospitals.
Wow, who knew people could be so obsessed with the ‘perfect’ durian that they’re willing to pay RM200,000 for it? Are you a durian lover dedicated enough to go to that extent? Let us know on a scale of 1-10 how much of a durian lover you are in the comments below!
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