Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tycoon Sends Jet to Buy Durian

Many may find just staying alive in this difficult times a challenge. But not for some rich people, they fly from Macau to Singapore just to buy 88 durians! Yes, you read it correctly. A Kilogram of durian (King of fruits) cost RM38(about USD10).

For those who are not familiar with the king of fruit durian you can see a picture of this spiky fruit usually found in the tropics like Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, even southern China, island of Hainan.

Article below from "The Star",(Malaysian national newspaper).

Tycoon sends jet to S’pore for durian purchase
THE Musang King durian from Malaysia has proven to be so delicious that Stanley Ho, who is Macau’s Gambling King, sent his personal jet to pick up 88 durians from Singapore.
China Press reported that Ho bought about RM4,800 worth of the durian from the 818 Durian Stall in the island republic.
Ho then shared the king of fruits with his friend Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing by giving him 10 durians.
The daily reported that Ho’s worker wanted to buy 98 durians but only managed to get 88 as supply was low due to adverse weather.
In Singapore, the Musang King durian costs about RM38 per kilo, the daily reported.

Note: Top picture is Stanley Ho. Bottom is Li Ka Shing

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