Due to its overpowering smell, durian has been banned on many types of public transport across Thailand, Japan and Hong Kong. In Singapore, the fruit is banned across all types of public transportation and even taxis have signs to let you know they refuse to carry passengers transporting the smelly fruit.
Can you bring durian to Singapore?
No. It’s not even illegal to take it on the MRT (metro train), there are just signs advising you. Now, if you’re requested by the staff to remove your durian from the MRT then you must do so or face a maximum S$500 fine, but you can just comply and then you don’t get fined.
Why are durians not allowed?
Grown in many countries across tropical South East Asia, the spiky, stinky durian is an acquired taste. The fruit is loved and loathed in equal measure. Eating durian is banned in many outdoor spaces throughout Singapore and carrying it is prohibited on public transport because of its smell.
Is it illegal to open durian fruit in Singapore?
In Singapore, the fruit is banned across all types of public transportation and even taxis have signs to let you know they refuse to carry passengers transporting the smelly fruit.
What Cannot bring to Singapore?
Prohibited and Controlled Goods
- Chewing gum (except dental and medicated gum)
- Chewing tobacco and imitation tobacco products (for example, electronic cigarettes)
- Cigarette lighters in the shape of a pistol or revolver.
- Controlled drugs and psychotropic substances.
Is durian fruit illegal in the US?
Durian. What is it? A large, smelly fruit that looks like jack fruit or a green porcupine. Why it’s illegal: The fruit smells so pungeantly bad that many public places, such as hotels and bus stations, prohibit people from carrying it.
What is the stinkiest food in the world?
1. Surströmming. Swedish for “sour herring” this fish is salted just enough not to rot, then left for 6 months. The most putrid smelling food in the world – it is said to resemble a rotting corpse.
Can u bring durian on bus?
For the comfort of others, do not bring items on board the buses that may offend others, eg durians, pets. Buses are not allowed to perform boarding/alighting activities outside of bus stops.
What do you use durian fruit for?
Durian is most often used in sweet applications, making it a great fruit for baking, pastry and candy making. In many Southeast Asian cuisines, durian is also used in savory dishes for its pungent, savory-sweet flavor. Pastry: Durian can be baked into cakes, pastries, creams and custards, sticky rice and more.
What is the benefits of durian fruit?
Durian is widely celebrated for its long list of health benefits, which include the ability to boost immune system, prevent cancer and inhibit free radical activity, improve digestion, strengthen bones, improve signs of anaemia, prevent premature aging, lower blood pressure, and protect against cardiovascular diseases.