Part of the fun of traveling by road from Kuching to Sarikei is stopping at those rest stops. After your bio break and kopitiam (coffeshop) refuel, stroll along the amazing array of fruits and vegetables brought there by the natives (Iban, Bidayuh, etc). You will often find exotic Sarawak tropical fruits that you have not tasted before. After you have asked for the name of the fruits, you will have a tough time pronouncing it because of the different accent. Then you will forget the name as you walk along unless you have brought along a pen and paper like yours truly.
The fruit wuchong or uchong (Baccaurea angulata Merr.) is like a lady in red. Pretty and shapely with several facets on the outside. After you have broken through the thick skin, you will find the white flesh bundled in 4 cloves. The flesh is like sweet custard and does not come off easily from the seed. Export potential is low because it does not rank high on the delicious scale. Shelf life may be short because the skin starts to dry up (see picture 1 but I'm not sure how long that bunch had been displayed)
The next fruit is what the Iban call mujau (scientific name Nephelium maingayi). The Melanau calls it serait. Its rounder cousins are called buah enseruit. It looks like a small version of the lychee with its red skin. Break the thin skin to reveal what looks like a small rambutan. Well, it does taste like a rambutan with an exotic twist in flavour. If you have enough adventurous spirit to try only one exotic fruit, this is the one not to miss.
Why will you try only one type anyway? You may never see the same fruit again because some of these are seasonal and you may not pass by the area that time of the year again. The natives had traveled significant distance to trade at these rest stops. These are not just wild tropical fruits but also fruits of labour.