Spike in demand: Stinky durians enjoy online virus boom

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia (AFP) – When a coronavirus lockdown confined Malaysians to their homes, street traders selling durians moved their pungent produce online – and have been enjoying an unexpected spike in demand.

Grown across tropical Southeast Asia, the durian is hailed by aficionados as the “king of fruits” due to its creamy, golden flesh and bittersweet flavour.

More details on Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin