‘Our Beautiful World’ expo concludes

Updated 25 September 2012

‘Our Beautiful World’ expo concludes

JEDDAH: Princess Abeer bint Sultan bin Abdulaziz launched the three-day exhibition titled ‘Our Beautiful World’ for women and children at the InterContinental Hotel in Riyadh on Saturday. The event concluded yesterday. It was organized by Atouz for Organizing Exhibitions and Conferences.
The exhibition’s director Shorouq Aal Mahmoud said the event gathered in one place the latest fashion products for women and children including cloths, accessories and home appliances, as well as other services, such as, clinics, family counseling centers, training and self-development centers.
“The event supports women’s role in terms of economy and encourages female owners of small and medium enterprises and craftswomen as it exhibits successful stories of Saudi and Gulf countries’ businesswomen,” said Aal Mahmoud.
The event had a large participation of charitable bodies that set up sections to introduce themselves and provide information. For children, the event offered drawing and handicrafts workshops and various games that were aimed at discovering and supporting talents, she said.


Hawaii thieves cart off $1,000 worth of durian

Updated 17 February 2020

Hawaii thieves cart off $1,000 worth of durian

  • Durian is known for a pale yellow flesh with a sweet taste but a smell described as worse
  • Popular across Southeast Asia but commonly banned from hotel rooms and public transportation there

HONOLULU: Police in Hawaii are investigating the theft of fruit valued at about $1,000 including durian, which is known for its powerful odor.
Two men entered a property in Hilo on the Big Island and removed 18 durian and other types of fruit on the night of Feb. 1, the Hawaii Police Department said.
Authorities released a surveillance camera image of two suspects and asked the public for additional information that could lead to the capture of the fruit bandits.

Authorities released a surveillance image of two suspects involved in a fruit theft in Hilo. (Hawaii Police Department)


The tropical, spiky durian fruit resembles a small porcupine and typically weighs from 2 to 7 pounds (1 to 3 kilograms).
Durian is known for a pale yellow flesh with a sweet taste but a smell that has been compared to moldy cheese, rotten onions, dead fish and far worse.
Durian is popular across Southeast Asia but also is commonly banned from hotel rooms and public transportation there.
The smell of rotting durian in a cupboard was mistaken for a gas leak and prompted an evacuation of a library at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia in April 2018.