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Durians grow in S’pore, so you should keep a lookout in case one falls on you: https://t.co/XcDrcTp8mZ

Durians grow in S’pore, so you should keep a lookout in case one falls on you: https://t.co/XcDrcTp8mZ

Singapore is located in the the unique region of Southeast Asia that the durian is native to. But most of the fruits sold here are imported from Malaysia. In fact, Singaporeans’ love for durians has made our country one of the top durian importers in the world. Advertisement It is pretty obvious that our concrete urban jungle and land constraints are the reasons why we can’t cultivate locally grown durians to be sold on a commercial scale. Source: Getty Images But that does not mean that there is no such thing as locally grown Singaporean durian. Advertisement Singapore in the days of old was very rich in biodiversity. So rich in fact, that the famous British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace , who co-discovered the theory of evolution was deeply impressed by our island’s biodiversity when he came here to study it in the 1800s. Wallace also tried out and reviewed the durian...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2017/11/durians-grow-in-spore-so-yo...

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