Have a hankering for durians during quarantine? Don’t worry, you can now get them right at your doorstep!
Penang durian sellers are now delivering the mouth-watering king of fruit right to your homes.
According to reports by Bernama, State Tourism, Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee chairman Yeoh Soon Hin said that the service will allow for many to savour the delicious fruit while still observing Movement Control Order (MCO).
“Usually, during the durian season, many will make their way to Balik Pulau and Seberang Perai to enjoy the much-sought-after fruit that Penang is well known for. It has also brought many tourists to Penang as it is one of our local specialties.
“One of tourism’s most important aspect is the revenue generated, which helps locals to earn an income. However, during the MCO duration, tourism is affected and, undoubtedly, the revenue that tourism brings as well,” he said
To ensure the continuity of their business, durian sellers are also encouraged to market their products on social media and to hire delivery services to help send their fruits to the customers.
“Through social media, which acts as a promotion platform, people can support them during this MCO period even without the need to leave their homes,” he said while adding that this alternative will help them an income during this difficult time.
Durians just in time for Ramadhan. Doesn’t that sound great?
By: Siti Farhana Sheikh Yahya