Eco Starland visited Tanah Merah to find the first Raja Kunyit Durian Tree 易盛集团探访丹那美拉寻觅第一棵坤玉王榴梿树


15 November 2018, Kelantan


To discover the mysterious Musang King Durian Tree, Eco Starland Group organized a visit to the state of Kelantan, where the Musang King durian first originated. With the help of the Group’s Cheif Farm Advisor, Mr Wee Yong Geap, we visited his former home to explore the origins of the ‘Raja Kunyit Durian’.


Our crew members assembled at around 4AM in the morning and headed towards Kelantan. Approximately at 6PM we reached Bentong and had breakfast before continuing the journey. As it was a long journey, we stopped for a rest after 3 hours of travelling.


The sceneries along the way from Kuala Lumpur to Tanah Merah were truly beautiful and mesmerizing. The sight of our beautiful mountains reminded visitors of China’s Yellow Mountains.


Upon reaching Tanah Merah, we then proceed to the former residence of Mr Wee Chong Beng (founder of Raja Kunyit Durian) with his son, Mr Wee Yong Geap to look for the first Raja Kunyit Durian Tree.


As Mr Wee Yong Geap saw his former home, he was filled with nostalgic memories and emotions. We looked around and saw bags of fertilizer that were left behind and imagined the hard efforts poured into building the farm.


A few Raja Kunyit Durian trees still stood strong and healthy and in great condition. After seeing the Raja Kunyit, Mr Wee then led us to Pulau Raya to visit Mr Chong and his wife to look at their historical old house where their family stayed for four generations. We also gained more understanding of the origins of the Kunyit Durian.


It was a trip that brought back valuable knowledge and experience. After lunch, we then headed back home.


2018年11月15日-吉兰丹讯。

为了揭开猫山王母树的神秘面纱,易盛集团特别拉队前往吉兰丹,号称猫山王故乡的丹那美拉去一探究竟。在公司的农场首席顾问-黄勇业的协助下,回到他的故居,巡视坤玉王的发源地。

工作人员在凌晨4点半集合,启程前往吉兰丹。接近6点钟,抵达文冬吃早餐后再度出发。因为路途遥远,为了让大伙稍微休息,2至3个小时后,停下吃简餐。

从吉隆坡前往丹那美拉,途中一定会经过美不胜收的话望生。大自然鬼斧神工,大块山岩尽收眼帘,美丽的景致,将人震慑、令人屏息,仿佛来到中国黄山。

直到中午时分,抵达丹那美拉后,就跟着黄勇业马不停蹄前往黄崇铭的故居,也正是黄勇业成长的地方,寻觅坤玉王榴梿母树。


回到阔别近20年的儿时故居,黄勇业心底满怀感触。百年祖厝虽然只剩下横梁在支撑,但是从完好的房屋结构不难想象,原本是个温馨漂亮的传统住宅。而被时光遗忘的仓库,虽然同样只剩下梁柱,但是遗留在地的大包肥料,不难想象曾经辛勤务农的光景。

老祖厝四周树木茂盛,在经过打理之后,默默屹立原地的数十棵坤玉王,依然枝叶繁茂,状态甚好。在看过了坤玉王榴梿树后,黄勇业随即带领我们到欢庆岛(Pulau Raya)拜访庄登文夫妇,参观他们流传了四代的百年古厝及历史文物,也进一步了解坤玉榴梿的出处和历史背景。

这趟行程的收获甚丰,吃了午餐后,大伙心满意足地打道回府。