15 Jul '17, 6am

Durian Seng feared a no-show for his birthday giveaway

It has been a fixture for durian fanatics for over 20 years, yet this year, for a while it looked like it had gone rotten. Every year on July 11, Yap Kean Seng - affectionately known as Durian Seng - celebrates his birthday by giving away free, quality durians to his loyal customers. The event usually attracts a stream of eager customers and it is not uncommon to see a queue forming hours before the evening's great giveaway. But on Tuesday, for the first time since his giveaway began, Durian Seng, feared that nobody would turn up to celebrate him turning 65. The New Paper arrived at his makeshift stall at 14 Jalan Tampang in Sembawang at 6.30pm to a near-empty street. At 7pm, just 30 minutes before the giveaway was due to start, not a soul was in sight. Singapore Durian seller gives out 500kg free durians on his birthday Jul 12, 2016 On the table were tall stacks of Styrof...

Full article: http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/durian-seng-feared-no-sh...

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