KUALA LUMPUR, 16 July 2022:
On a posting to Malaysia since mid-2021 at the British High Commission in Malaysia, second secretary James Taylor had one item to be ticked off his bucket list – learning to taste for the first time ever and possible learn to enjoy the infamous Malaysian durian.
Having arrived last year while strict restrictions still applied to contain the Covid-19 virus spread, it was only with the latest durian season that he found the opportunity to sample this ‘King of Fruits’.
Attending a durian buffet extravaganza at the Pavilion Bukit Jalil mall here, James agreed to have his virgin tasting to be recorded for posterity – and to better tantalise his palate, he was offered the most sumptuous ‘Musang King’ variety.
The video recording below clearly shows his initial reaction, but James was equally game to partake further durians later on at Malaysia’s first International Durian & Cultural Fest 2022 – a two-day event organised by Duricious Sdn Bhd (better known by its Dking branding).
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