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Malaysia wants to cater to China's growing penchant for durians

The value of China's fresh imports of durian has climbed an average of 26 per cent a year over the past decade, reaching US$1.1 billion in 2016

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A durian festival in Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia's largest state, last weekend has drawn durian devotees from as far away as central China.

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Aficionados describe the internal yellow carpels as a rich, butter-like custard, with hints of chives, powdered sugar and caramel in whipped cream.

Kuala Lumpur

CHINA'S love of durian is skyrocketing, and Malaysia wants a piece of it. The value of China's fresh imports of durian has climbed an average of 26 per cent a year over the past decade, reaching US$1.1 billion in 2016, according to United Nations data.

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