Zhi Yong and his family lived in the town of Marudi in Sarawak. His father owned an orchard and there was this durian tree named Ika which only flowered once a year. Five years ago, Zhi Yong’s sister was hospitalized due to an illness. His parents were forced to borrow from their relatives and friends to pay her medical bills.
Zhi Yong’s mother decided to go to Kuala Lumpur to work to earn more money so as to repay their debts fast. She promised to come home when the durian tree flowered again the next time.
His mother did not keep her promise and all of a sudden lost touch with them and could not be located! Zhi Yong’s sister pined for her mother and gradually stopped talking. One day, her father brought her for treatment at a clinic when she accidentally had a fall. The doctor suspected that her old ailment had recurred after a check-up.
Zhi Yong could not stand his sister’s agony of pining for their mother and also the suffering from the illness. He decided to go to Kuala Lumpur to look for their mother to bring her home to care for his sister. He set out, with only an address in Kuala Lumpur that was left behind by his mother…