Durian discrimination


I've made it to Singapore for a Movements workshop and some meetings with practitioners of church planting movements from around the world.

I should have plenty to write about next week.

I'm staying at the YMCA. Here's a sign outside my door banning cigarettes and durians. If you've never tasted or smelt a durian you haven't lived.

Travel and food writer Richard Sterling says:

Its odor is best described as #@!%&, turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock. It can be smelled from yards away. Despite its great local popularity, the raw fruit is forbidden from some establishments such as hotels, subways and airports, including public transportation in Southeast Asia.

There are unconfirmed reports that Singapore Airlines will introduce durian detectors in their aircraft lavatories.