19 Feb '18, 7am

24-hour Palembang market satisfies cravings for prickly, pungent durian #jakpost

The South Sumatran capital of Palembang is known not only for its pempek (fish cakes); it also has a 24-hour market that specializes in durian, Pasar Kuto (Kuto Market). Located in Ilir Timur II district, the market can be reached by motorbike in about 15 minutes from Ampera Bridge. Taking an ojek (motorcycle taxi) costs from Rp 7,000 (less than 50 US cents) and up. According to tempo.com , once visitors arrive at the market, they will see (and smell) the king of fruits hanging above the storefronts or piled on plastic mats. One of the stalls is owned by Fikri. Positioned under a tree, he also provides chairs and tables for visitors who want to eat the fruits on the spot. Upon his customers' arrival, Fikri’s staffers quickly serve them the tastiest durian, judging the quality based on the sound the fruit makes when they tap it. Read also: Korean professor devotes book to d...

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