Gaga over free Gopeng durians

M. Shaminee in Kuala Lumpur/The Star
Asia News Network

Kuala Lumpur (The Star/ANN) - Wofing down a staggering 1,000 durians within an hour seems no easy feat.

But for Gopeng folks in Malaysia, they did just that, wiping clean the 1,000 fruits during a free durian feast, thanks to the generosity of the Gopeng MCA division.

The Gopeng Square in town was packed to the brim with people who were unwilling to let go of a perfect chance to savour the king of fruits.

Self-confessed durian lover Loh Wah Cheong travelled from nearby Lawan Kuda to the event on Sunday.

“The durians tasted really good. MCA should do this every year," said the 50-year-old businessman while busy tucking into the durians.

Officer-in-charge of Gopeng police station, Insp Wan Mohd Zaim Wan Sulaiman was also there to enjoy the durians.

“It is nice to see all races feasting together without quarrel or fights. This is truly 1Malaysia," he said.

Division chairman Alberc Chang said it was the first time such an event was being organised by his team.

“We bought about 1,000 durians from nearby villages. So these are all local fruits from Gopeng.

“We wanted to have this feast to bring together Malaysians of all races as well as to promote Gopeng as a tourist spot," he said.

Chang described the overwhelming response as a huge success for the division.

“I think we will be having this feast annually but with more durians, of course," he said.