Musang King Durian

February 2021 News Update

Welcome to our February 2021 Plantations International update. In this issue... We have some very exciting news! New Representative Office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam New Plantation Management Company in Malaysia Mango Plantation in Thailand on Schedule Clients Harvests Proceeds Can Now be Paid Directly into a Visa Debit Card New Tahitian Vanilla bean grow-house in Cambodia New Representative Office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam ~ Plantations International is very pleased to announce the opening of a representative office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The new representative office trades under the name of Royal Plantations Co. Limited and [...]

European Association for Business and Commerce

January 29, 2021 - Plantations International Co. Limited in Bangkok, Thailand which is a part of the Plantations International group of companies, is very pleased to announce that it has been inducted into the European Association for Business and Commerce. The European Association for Business and Commerce (EABC), established in 2011, aims to be the unified voice of the European business community in Thailand. EABC's objectives are to advocate member interests, to support European business in Thailand and to promote Thailand as an attractive partner for European foreign investment and trade. EABC acts as the European chamber of commerce in Thailand, covering [...]

China’s ambassador to Malaysia Loves Musang King Durian

Musang King Durian Known for his love for the king of fruit, China’s ambassador to Malaysia Bai Tian took to Douyin to promote the famed Musang King durian. Dubbed “the ambassador with the greatest love for durian” and “the best durian promoter”, he released a 90-second long video praising the fruit, from its appearance to the taste and characteristics. “The truth is, it’s very delicious!” lauded Bai in a video posted on the embassy’s Douyin (the Chinese version of TikTok) account on Sunday. It garnered over 4,600 likes and interest among users, who said that they can’t wait to fly over [...]

Musang King Durian Investors Are Loving It!

Many a bus has trundled up north across the narrow causeway that separates Singapore from Malaysia , carrying Singaporeans in search of an unusual treasure: plentiful supply of the fruit with pungent yellow flesh inside a thorny chassis. Michael Syn, who heads the derivatives segment at the Singapore Exchange, has gone one step further. The 47-year-old four years ago invested in a Musang King Durian plantation in Johor with some friends, with the group of five ploughing in some S$2.5 million altogether. With that, he was thrust into the world of durians - one that was, for a long time, a [...]

Precision Farming is the Future of Food Production

We are all familiar with rice, oil palm, rubber and durian. Rubber is grown for rubber latex, which finds wide use in thousands of products that have served us all well. Lately, rubber gloves, in high demand due to the pandemic, have emerged as a big money-maker. The export of rubberwood furniture has earned big bucks for the country. One estimate has put the income from rubberwood furniture as more than RM10 billion. The oil palm is the nation's golden crop, bringing in around RM80 billion each year. Although about 80 per cent of palm oil end up as food, a [...]

China Demands Premium Musang King Durian

MALAYSIANS will not have any durian to savour if all of the fruits are exported to China, says Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Minister Sim Tze Tzin. “We are producing 300,000 tonnes of durians a year while we are currently exporting 5.8%, or 17,000 tonnes to China. “On comparison, Thailand exports 300,000 tonnes a year “And if China has the same demand for durians from Malaysia, there will be none left here,” he said in ministerial reply on issues raised during debates on the mid-term review of the 11th Malaysia Plan. However, he gave the assurance that there is adequate supply of [...]

China Buying up Musang King Durian Plantations

Malaysia’s Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Minister Sim Tze Tzin has refuted a nightmare scenario for his durian loving countrymen, that claimed that Malaysians will have no Musang King durians left if demand for the 'king of fruits' increases in China. "We are producing 300,000 tons of durians a year, currently exporting 5.8% -or 17,000 tons- to China. In comparison, Thailand exports 300,000 tons a year and if China has the same demand for Musang King durian from Malaysia, there will be none left here," he said. However, he assured the people that there is an adequate supply of durians for locals, [...]