04 Dec '17, 3am

Fresh durian sales thrive in Hong Kong, with China ban

More businesses open in Hong Kong to cater for Musang King demand, which has made it a must-buy item like milk powder and toiletries, among mainland tourists. PETALING JAYA: With a ban on the import of fresh durians into mainland China, the main beneficiaries of the insatiable appetite that the Chinese now have for the fruit are businesses in Hong Kong, the South China Morning Post reports. HK’s census and statistics department show that durian imports to the island increased by 170% in 2016, to HK$3.1 billion (RM1.62 billion), compared with the year before. This is attributed to an increasing number of mainland Chinese tourists buying up the durians in Hong Kong. “There are no fresh Malaysian durians in mainland China and the closest you can get are in Hong Kong. “Many mainland customers would order a dozen boxes of durians a time and ship them to Sheung Shui,” Yuen Ka-ku...

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