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Mummy, where do durians come from?
« on: June 04, 2020, 04:54:13 PM »
Today we took a trip to a durian farm near Pak Chong.  I am not a great durian lover but I thought I would take a look.  Actually, the free samples were very good.  On the trip from Korat, the provincial buses were very conspicuous by their absence.  Maybe that situation will change in a couple of weeks.
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Re: Mummy, where do durians come from?
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2020, 06:27:50 PM »
Today we took a trip to a durian farm near Pak Chong.  I am not a great durian lover but I thought I would take a look.  Actually, the free samples were very good.  On the trip from Korat, the provincial buses were very conspicuous by their absence.  Maybe that situation will change in a couple of weeks.
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Food writer Richard Sterling has written “its odor is best described as…turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock. It can be smelled from yards away.”  Asian folklore: they say that getting intoxicated while eating durians can be fatal.  :drink

Durians something you will either love or despise - bit like marmite lol - on that note mr. tummy - at last i found an outlet for the farang goodies or should i say baddies. aah! bisto, marmite, branston pickle, custard, lemoncurd, lots more delivered to your door and pay when delivered.
spend over 499 bht free delivery. so i orded my bisto favourites yesterday, let you know on that one, when my order arrives.
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Re: Mummy, where do durians come from?
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2020, 07:52:52 PM »
Yes, durian is definitely marmite material.  A couple of days ago, my wife gave her brother  a real ear bashing about not eating durian and drinking.  He ate some durian and then we went back to his place for a beer or three.  I saw him again today and he is still very much alive.
During today’s trip my wife bought quite a few durian.  Fortunately we were traveling in someone else’s vehicle so we will not have to endure the lingering smell.
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Re: Mummy, where do durians come from?
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2020, 12:05:35 AM »
they say eat durian and drink alcohol will raise your blood pressure amongst other things

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Re: Mummy, where do durians come from?
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2020, 01:07:55 PM »
I think the biggest danger from durians is if they drop from the tree and hit you on the head.  I wonder if there are any statistics for durian deaths in Thailand? 
BTW is there a durian flavoured version of Bisto?
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Re: Mummy, where do durians come from?
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2020, 01:50:27 PM »
I think the biggest danger from durians is if they drop from the tree and hit you on the head.  I wonder if there are any statistics for durian deaths in Thailand? 
BTW is there a durian flavoured version of Bisto?
I wonder if there are any statistics for durian deaths in Thailand? - there's a few in asia

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Oh! fook - freak accident, Lam Fook Chee, age 68, lost his balance while transporting a large basket of durian on his motorcycle near Raub. The durians fell on his head, killing him on the spot.

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Re: Mummy, where do durians come from?
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2020, 05:32:34 PM »
there u go - Smell-Proof Boxes Developed for Durian Delivery - mcot.net


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Re: Mummy, where do durians come from?
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2020, 09:45:55 PM »
Time to close this thread.
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Re: Mummy, where do durians come from?
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2020, 11:02:45 AM »
Time to close this thread.
then you must be having fun  :salute

Durian is rich in dietary fiber, which makes it a good bulk laxative. so if you eat two whole fruits like the woman in the article below, your be sure to get the two bob bits   :fart  wonder how this woman got on who ate two before boarding the train as she wasn't allowed to take them onboard. but she did take them on board as she ate them.


Woman eats two entire durian fruit because she couldn't bring them onto a train
A disgruntled woman who was stopped from bringing her pungent durian fruit onto a train in China, decided the only logical thing to do was rip open the prickly things and eat it all on the spot. The 27-year-old woman who was travelling to Chongqing with two large durian fruit in tow, was stopped from boarding because the durian odour was too strong.

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Re: Mummy, where do durians come from?
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2020, 10:08:05 AM »
not ripe then it stinks - ripe it stinks more - over ripe get out of the place  :fart

fruit trader up in arms over B60k of unripe durian
A Phuket fruit trader has started the long journey from Phuket to Trat province, on the Cambodian border more than 1,100km away, to return a shipment of 636kg of unripe monthong durian that cost more than B61,340.



The fruit trader, Kosit Rattanaphong, filed at a complaint at the Damrongdhama centre (Ombudsman’s office) at Phuket Provincial Hall yesterday afternoon (June 9) to seek support for his claim after local police told him there was little they could do to help him.

The fruit trader, Kosit Rattanaphong, explained that he had placed his order with a farm in Trat on May 31, and the shipment arrived in Phuket on June 1.

“But the durian was harvested too early,” Mr Kosit said, presenting some of the durian as evidence.

Mr Kosit said that the “seller” at the farm had guaranteed him that if the durian was unfit to sell he could return it.

“I tried to talk to the seller to help solve the problem, but the seller always evades me,” Mr Kosit said.

Capt Jarat Lempan of the Wichit Police confirmed that Mr Kosit had filed a complaint at Wichit Police Station over the shipment.

"Sadly, I could not help Mr Kosit much because he bought it from Trat province. The crime happened there. It is outside my area of responsibility.

“So I made a police record of the incident and I will transfer this case to relevant police in Trat province. I advised Mr Kosit to also file a complaint with the Trat police, and to take the durian to present to police there when filing his complaint. I will also explain this case to Trat police," Capt Jarat said.

Mr Kosit explained yesterday that the seller finally contacted him on Monday June 8 and told him he could get a refund – but only if he delivered the durian back to the farm.

“The seller said he would share the cost of delivery, but I am not sure the seller will do this. The distance from Phuket to Trat is a long way,” Mr Kosit said.

Regardless, Mr Kosit set out from Phuket yesterday evening with some of the durian his pickup truck.

Before he departed, Mr Kosit confirmed that – if the deal remained sour – he would file a complaint with police in Trat.

“The durian I am taking will be my evidence,“ he said.

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DURIAN ... Hits the media again. powerful stuff is durian. i had a snigger at this article found on one of Thailands most trusted journalists twitter @SaksithCNA translated from German.

a parcel with 4 Durian inside caused an evacuation at the post office at the train station in Schweinfurt, Germany. Post office staff called the police as they believed gas is coming out of the parcel. 6 staff got hospitalized.

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DURIAN ... Hits the media again. powerful stuff is durian. i had a snigger at this article found on one of Thailands most trusted journalists twitter @SaksithCNA translated from German.

a parcel with 4 Durian inside caused an evacuation at the post office at the train station in Schweinfurt, Germany. Post office staff called the police as they believed gas is coming out of the parcel. 6 staff got hospitalized.

br.de/nachrichten
Here's the full article in english on the durian german post office scare, thanks to thaipbsworld.com running the story

Thai durians trigger evacuation of post office in German town
Thai durians caused pandemonium at a post office in a German town in Bavaria, sending six postal workers to hospital and causing the complete evacuation of the facility, according to a CNN report.

The incident took place last Saturday at a post office in Schweinfurt, after staff noticed a pungent smell emanating from a package.

A statement from Schweinfurt police said that, due to the unknown content of the package, it was initially unclear whether the suspect contents posed a risk, adding that 12 postal workers, who complained of nausea, had to be taken care of on site and six were sent to hospital as a precaution.

Six ambulances and seven other emergency vehicles rushed to the scene.

The entire post office building was evacuated, with around 60 employees forced to leave before the package could be examined.

The package was found to contain four Thai durian fruits, being sent to a local resident from a friend in Nuremberg. The fruit was eventually delivered to its intended recipient.

This is not the first time that durians have caused a problem. In November 2018, an Indonesian aircraft was temporarily grounded after a passenger complained about a foul smell in the cabin.
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Si Sa Ket’s Lava Durian fest boasts a sweet Bt36 million in sales



The Si Sa Ket Lava Durian Festival 2020, which ran from June 26 to July 5 at the fruit market in front of city hall, witnessed luscious sales of more than Bt36 million, Si Sa Ket Agricultural Office chief Sawang Kanlapat said, as he presided over the closing ceremony.

“In the last ten days we recorded sales of Bt36.1 million for fresh fruits and Otop products,” he said. “The fair was visited by local and tourist fruit lovers, especially those who enjoyed the taste of lava durian.”

Sawang said this type of durian has a unique taste because it is grown in volcanic soil. This soil in Si Sa Ket is full of minerals, which make it perfect for growing fruit such as lava durian, langsat, rambutan, longan, plums and beans

“This year’s sales jumped 64 per cent compared to last year’s and has significantly boosted the province’s economy and tourism, thanks to the government’s fifth phase lockdown easing that allows full interprovincial travel. Local entrepreneurs have reported that most of the hotels in the province were booked up during the festival, earning an estimated Bt336 million in revenue,” Sawang said.

“We believe that although the fair has ended, tourists will continue to pour in until mid-August, which is when the lava durian season ends,” he added.

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Elephant brakes down a store's door not once but twice, he got the taste for durian as he ate 10.
a new metal grille costing 12,000 baht failed to keep him out
pics @ thairath.co.th
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Re: Mummy, where do durians come from? - dodge the durian video
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2020, 12:22:13 AM »
This is the shocking moment a durian fruit fell from a speeding truck hitting the car behind and nearly causing an accident on the highway

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Re: Mummy, where do durians come from?
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2020, 11:16:16 PM »
Introducing The Limited Edition Cadbury Dairy Milk Durian

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Re: Mummy, where do durians come from?
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2020, 12:59:57 PM »
Betong The Paradise for Durian Lovers

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