1-Day, Yong Peng, Johore Bahru Durian Trip
At six-thirty in the morning of July 22, about sixty members of our clan family gathered at the Ang Shee Association, ready to set off for the Singapore-Malaysia Customs.
After completing the immigration procedures, we proceeded to the Tasixi Hong Kong Dim Sum Restaurant in Taman Perling for a scrumptious breakfast. When we had finished breakfast, we headed for Yong Peng, a city in Johore known as the "Little Fuzhou," to pay homage to Jigong (a Southern Song Buddhist monk) at the Tian Pao Kong Chinese Temple. The surroundings were beautiful, with a spectacular sixty-eight foot Jigong Buddha statue, eighteen arhats, and numerous statues of other gods. After visiting the temple, we went on to Yoyo Native Food Products in Yong Peng to buy some local products.
The next destination was a place where we could see how Fuzhou noodles were made and were able to buy freshly made Fuzhou noodles. Road blocks always appear when you're in a hurry, and that occurred in our trip too. When the tour group heard that the road leading to the durian orchard was crowded with tour buses, we decided to change our destination and go to the majestic Black Dragon Cave Temple in Yong Peng, which enshrines and worships the three biggest statues of the sacred kings in Malaysia. During this time, we arranged for the supplier to deliver the durians to Yong Peng.
Later, the tour group went to the Yong Peng city store to enjoy the local durians. We enjoyed a great variety of strongly flavoured durians. To those who can really eat, consuming the durians as soon as they are opened is the way to do it, as "freshness" is the top priority. In the evening, the group returned to Johore for dinner. With full bellies, we went home, having thoroughly enjoyed our trip.