Monday, July 6, 2009

All night vigil for free durians at Jln Kampong Chantek

All night vigil for free durians at Jln Kampong Chantek
Foreign workers keep an all night vigil at Jalan Kampong Chantek in order to get free durians, says STOMPer curiousman.

This STOMPer says:

"These pictures were taken at the Durian Loop, off Jln Kampong Chantek.

"June and July is the season when durians ripen and fall.

"Last week as I was trudging through the Durian Loop, I came across some foreign workers who were leaving the forest laden with bags of durians picked from the jungle.

"They had kept a constant vigil by the side of the durian trees during the night and they were amply rewarded with a bountiful harvest of the spiky fruit.

"They came equipped with the necessary gear to stay awake throughout the night. They lit joss sticks and candles to keep the mosquitoes away while they were waiting for the durians to fall.

"To protect themselves from the ferocious mosquitoes they sprayed themselves with insecticide and the can was discarded after use.

"They came laden with newspapers, cigarettes, food, drinks and bottles of beer as they were there waiting for many hours.

"The reward came in the early morning when they harvested the durians which were free."

All night vigil for free durians at Jln Kampong Chantek
All night vigil for free durians at Jln Kampong Chantek
All night vigil for free durians at Jln Kampong Chantek

Related articles: All for the love of Durian (29th June 2009) (Mirror)
Durian warning and happy pickings at park (2nd May 2009) (Mirror)
Free durians for the picking (20th July 2008) (Mirror)

Related posts: Psst! Here's the secret of where to get durians in S'pore -- FREE (3rd July 2009)
Blue net at Pulau Ubin can save your life (4th June 2009)
Durian Loop better than Botanic Gardens (14th April 2009)
Durian trees grow in Lim Chu Kang cemetery (8th April 2009)

I don't mind people entering our forested areas in search of durian and other fruits, but I do wish they would be more responsible and conscientious and not spoil the place with their garbage.

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