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Raub’s Musang King Durian Sells for RM185,000, Among World’s Priciest

Credit: Sinar Harian

At a recent fundraising event in Raub, a Musang King durian fetched a staggering RM185,000, solidifying its place as one of the world’s most expensive durians.

Fadzli Mohamad Kamal, the Pahang communications and multimedia, youth, sports, and non-governmental organisations committee chairman, disclosed that the durian initially started bidding at RM2,000 but saw a remarkable surge in price due to multiple bids during the event held on Sunday (Dec 17).

“The bidding intensified… eventually reaching RM185,000. The winning bid was made by Huang Qi Wen,” Fadzli remarked, as reported by Sinar Harian.

Additionally, he highlighted that another durian variety, the Black Thorn, secured the second-highest bid at the event, fetching a respectable RM15,000.

The proceedings from these bids were generously directed to SMK Sungai Ruan in Raub, aimed at enhancing the school’s infrastructure, as detailed by Dong assemblyman Fadzli Mohamad Kamal.

He specifically acknowledged Datuk Lye Wee Ken, the Pahang Durian Traders Association chairman, for contributing a substantial sum of RM204,444 through the bidding program conducted at SMK Sg Ruan, Raub.

“In total, RM404,444 was successfully amassed through the bidding of the Musang King and Black Thorn,” Fadzli added, emphasising the fruitful outcome of the fundraising effort.

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