A durian pizza is seen at a restaurant in Shanghai, China. Photo: Reuters

As Malaysia ramps up its durian exports to China, quirky product offerings may be answer to rivalling Thailand’s dominance

  • As Malaysia blazes ahead to increase durian exports to China, unconventional creations such as durian pizza or durian hotpot may be the key to winning a growing market that has long been dominated by Thailand
Topic |   Malaysia

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A durian pizza is seen at a restaurant in Shanghai, China. Photo: Reuters
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Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and his wife (R) at the Malaysian Durian Festival in Beijing. Photo: PLS Plantations Berhad

Malaysia wants to sell the ‘Hermes’ of durians, the Musang King, to China and rupture Thailand’s market dominance

  • On sidelines of Belt and Road Forum, Malaysian firms promoted home-grown durian products ahead of expected new rules allowing them to sell durians to China
  • Most of China’s durian imports come from Thailand, the world’s top producer
Topic |   Malaysia

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Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and his wife (R) at the Malaysian Durian Festival in Beijing. Photo: PLS Plantations Berhad
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