Durians: like fine wine? Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Gaik Cheng Khoo
Opinion

Opinion

Gaik Cheng Khoo

Durian gentrification: don’t sniff, it’s Malaysia’s soft power plan to become Musang King of the world

  • Tasting sessions, orchard tours and Michelin-style marketing: Malaysia has grand plans to elevate the social status of its pungent fruit to that of fine wine
  • So far, China’s tucking in, but the West is still holding its colonial nose

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Durians: like fine wine? Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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Gawing. Photo: Team Ceritalah
Karim Raslan
Opinion

Opinion

Ceritalah by Karim Raslan

The tale of one Iban man in Johor is a story of Malaysia’s diversity

  • The experience of Gawing, a Christian man who migrated from multiracial Sarawak to Johor state, holds lessons for how Malaysia can have a more progressive and dynamic future
  • East Malaysians are committed to the national language of Malay in contrast to ethnic Malays, says columnist Karim Raslan

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Gawing. Photo: Team Ceritalah
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