Monday, July 6, 2009

Durian paradise uncovered in Lim Chu Kang

Durian paradise uncovered in Lim Chu Kang
Deep in the greenery of Lim Chu Kang lies a hidden treasure cove for durian lovers, says STOMPer Durian Lover.

The area is always ransacked by durian enthusiasts during June and July every year.

The king of fruits grows on the trees left behind by farmers who used to occupy the land.

Every year, those in the know come to this forested area in Lim Chu Kang to get their hands on some free durian.

STOMPer Durian Lover says:

"These pictures were taken near the end of Lim Chu Kang Road.

"This stretch of Lim Chu Kang Road from Ama Keng Road to the sea was formerly farmland where farmers used to rear poultry and plant fruit trees.

"The land was acquired by the government and the erstwhile farms became uninhabited for many years.

"However these farmers left behind their banana, rambutan and durian trees.

"Come June and July every year, you will see motorcycles, cars and pickups making a beeline for this area as these durian hunters make their annual pilgrimage to Lim Chu Kang in search of their favourite -- the king of fruits.

"They come early in the morning and also in the evening and on weekends they camp overnight to wait for the ripe durians to fall.

"There are no paths in the forests but during the fruit season, you can see several beaten paths created by the pounding of hundreds of human feet.

"These durian lovers would brave all odds, the inclement weather, the attack by snakes, bees and hornets.

"Their love for durians has overpowered their fear of snakes and tarantulas.

"The spiky fruit will always draw a crowd of durian addicts who feel that free durians picked from the forest taste better than those you can buy in the marketplace."

Durian paradise uncovered in Lim Chu Kang

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