SINGAPORE: Workers’ Party chief Pritam Singh said in a Sunday (Aug 20) Facebook post that the durians he and some Eunos residents had on a trip the day before to Yong Peng, Johor, “were the best we have had in recent years.”
“Well, when you realise your designated durian stop is also a wholesale/distribution point for durians meant for the community in Bukit Batok, Tampines, Punggol, Jurong, Ang Mo Kio, Serangoon etc. in Singapore, you know you have arrived at the end/start of the equivalent of the durian rainbow!” wrote Mr Singh, who has been representing Eunos at Aljunied GRC since 2011.
Their annual all-you-can-eat Durian Trip was originally scheduled for July 1 but was postponed due to the lack of durians from their tour operator’s local supplier.
However, the superior quality of the durians made last weekend’s trip well worth it. Mr Singh wrote, “There was near unanimous consensus amongst residents that the durians we wolfed down were the best we have had in recent years.”
He also wrote that the WP’s Eunos team of volunteers enjoyed their time with residents. The group was also able to visit biscuit and noodle factories, as well as the Fortune Dragon at the Che Ann Kor Moral Uplifting Association, which he explained is “a charitable enterprise of the Chinese community in Yong Peng which like many similar associations, serves the healthcare, educational and spiritual needs of the community.”
They also went shopping at a Johor Bahru mall, something that no visit is complete without, he added.
“A warm thanks to the Team Eunos volunteers again – it is my privilege to be a part of your team,” wrote Mr Singh. /TISG