14 Jan '18, 9am

Postcard from Zaharah: The '#power' of #durian

Postcard from Zaharah: The '#power' of #durian

GUESTS at a local hotel recently were nearly evacuated when residents reported the smell of gas. The fear was that there was a gas leak — the consequences of which could be disastrous. Health and safety engineers were summoned and the first place that they looked was the kitchen. But everything seemed to be fine. However, the smell persisted and it was becoming worrying, as memories of the Grenfell Tower fire were still fresh in some people’s minds. The culprit and source of the offensive smell was discovered only the next day. The stench wafted from one of the rooms. It took a Malaysian to discover that the smell, although alarming to the uninitiated, was indeed from our much loved king of fruits, the durian! The “king” was hibernating in a suitcase to be delivered to a friend, and although the noses of the Customs officers at Heathrow Airport had missed the “foul smellin...

Full article: https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2018/01/324949/postcar...

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