POS Malaysia in collaboration with
the Agriculture and Agro-based
Industry Ministry, is to issue on
Thursday special stamps depicting
60sen – Nangka (Jackfruit)
80sen – Durian
RM1.20 – Tembikai wangi (rock melon)
RM1.40 – Belimbing (Star fruit)
Sheets: 60sen x 20, 80sen x 20,
RM1.20 x 20, RM1.40 x 20
Durian, the King of fruits. The Mother of all fruits in the entire world! To earn this coveted title, the durian must be something very special. From the shape of the durian fruit to the taste of the durian flesh, it is beyond verbal description. But since this is a written article, a brief description of the durian fruit should be given. The fruit is thorny. That’s why it’s called “durian”, meaning “thorny” in the Malay language.
Rock melon is almost similar to watermelon in terms of shape and flesh. It has yellow flesh with very hard rind. The rind colour depends on the variety rock melon, yellow or green. When it is on peak of ripeness, rock melon has a very strong smell. This smell is very unique because it helps farmers to know whether the fruit has ripened or not. In Malaysia, Rock melon is fast growing popular fruit among locals and has very high demand.
The star fruit is a pleasure both to the taste, and to the eyes. Its subtle fragrance and sweet zesty flavor complements many commercial drinks, and this thirst-quenching fruit is also often eaten out of hand. When cut crossways, slices of the fruit have a star shape, and often attractively adorn salads and desserts.