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Durian Traders In Kelantan Lament Poor Sales Due To High Prices

Durian Traders In Kelantan Lament Poor Sales Due To High Prices

Many families can’t afford durians, while young people don’t like its taste.

Fernando Fong

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Whenever the name Musang King, IOI, D24 and Red Prawn are mentioned, durian lovers would pay attention.

Despite the seemingly evergreen demand for durian, it has not been a bed of roses for durian traders.

There is no doubt that the price of durian is high when sold by the kilo, causing many not to be able to afford it.

The high price affects the younger generation, especially those who do not like the taste of durian.

In the end, durian does not sell because the younger generation is not exposed to the taste of durian in advance.

These remarks were made by Facebook user Ahmad Sahir Jais who was trying to explain why durian sales have been bad for some traders.

It’s much less affordable, and durians are no longer a priority in a family’s purchase. Durian became a luxury food, no longer for commoners. When the head of the family no longer buys, the younger generation in the family also starts to dislike the taste of durian.

Facebook user Ahmad Sahir Jais on why less Malaysians eat durian.

Waning Interest In The King Of Fruits

After chatting with a durian seller yesterday, he admitted that the younger generation is no longer interested in eating durian even though the price is dropping.

He said the response was lacklustre even when traders offer a durian buffet at RM20 per head.

His words were echoed by many consumers, adding that durian traders had only themselves to blame for turning away prospective customers.

Some said that people would rather spend on groceries due to rising prices which are putting a financial burden on the people.

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Others believe that the situation will only get worse for durian traders, with new varieties coming in from other countries, including China.

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