An Overview of the Durian Cultivation in Malaysia
Borneo, Sumatra, and Peninsular Malaysia are believed to be the native and geographic origin and centre of diversity of durian. But the earliest record of durian cultivation in the world was found on Java Island. The durians were carved about 1,300 years ago on one of the panels at Borobudur Temple, near Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Apart from durians, other tropical fruits like mango, jackfruit, duku, banana, coconut, and lontar were also carved.