Ah, yes the taste of durian is always a pleasure and it was no different then as we happily ate as much as we could. Eating durian in a plantation surrounded by nature was a new experience to me.

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The three of us, my cousin, his friend and I sat quietly in my cousin’s as we made our way along the narrow winding road to Lee’s house. Lee is a friend of mine. He looks after his father’s durian plantation near a small country town.

We found him on his motorcycle waiting for us just about a mile from the town. We greeted each other and then we followed him into a bumpy uneven late – rite road that led to the plantation.

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Majestic Durian Trees

A mile into the densely wooded area we reached the plantation itself. We got out of the car and breathed in the cool country air. Immediately mosquitoes started to attack us. We started hitting them. Also I could hear the sound of insects and other living things of nature.

Lee led us into the plantation. It was situated on the slope of a hill and covered an area of about five acres. I could see huge majestic durian trees all around us. On every tree I could see scores of fruits hanging from the branches.

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Spiky Durians

We walked up the slope among the durian trees. I felt a bit uneasy having so many spiky durians hanging above me. I asked Lee whether the durians might fall on someone below. He replied that the trees were intelligent and such a thing would not happen. However I was not convinced and I avoided walking under any hanging durian as far as possible.

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Eating Durian in a Plantation

A quarter ways up the slope we came upon a shed. Here was where Lee and a friend of his sat and waited for the durians to drop from the trees. They had already collected a number of durians. Lee opened a few and invited us to eat.

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Ah, yes the taste of durian is always a pleasure and it was no different then as we happily ate as much as we could. Eating durian in a plantation surrounded by nature was a new experience to me. It was indeed wonderful.

Crash! I was started by a loud crashing sound that completely shattered the peace of the plantation. Then I realized a durian must have just dropped from a tree. Lee’s friend headed towards the direction of the sound. Soon he returned with a spiky fruit which he nonchalantly tosses among the collected ones.

Never in my life had I ate so much durian as I did on the plantation. Feeling a bit full I had to stop eating. My cousin and his friend seemed to have larger stomachs than I. So they continued to eat.

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Guided Tour of the Plantation

After we had enough to eat, Lee took us on a guided tour of the plantation. It was hard work walking up slope. Things were not made easier by bushes, grass and occasional holes. Anyway it was good exercise after a grand feast. I marveled at the height of the durian trees. Some of them must be about a hundred feet or thirty meters tall.

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Coming down the slope was far easier than going up and soon we were at the foot of the hill again. We thanked Lee profusely. He invited us to come again. We promised we would. Then we got into the car and returned home. It had been a great visit to the durian plantation.

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  • Unofre Pili on Mar 22, 2009

    Very clear writing Mr. Ghaz. I enjoyed reading it. Every time opportunity presents, I eat durian in generous amount. Lol. Davao, Philippines grow durian in huge plantations as well.

  • macon on Mar 22, 2009

    i also like to eat durian. although some of my friends don’t like it because of the smell. nice work!

  • Melody SJAL on Mar 22, 2009

    Pity, I do not eat durian…but i love durian candies.

  • CHAN LEE PENG on Mar 22, 2009

    Thanks for the tour. I love durians too.

  • barbie67013 on Mar 22, 2009

    I enjoyed this article and will have to try this fruit someday. I also enjoyed the article on habits you posted and although it let me click I like it would not let me comment. Thanks for all of your articles, as I really enjoy them, and the pics are beautiful.

  • Mark Gordon Brown on Mar 22, 2009

    I wish you had this 2 months ago when my wife decided to try some Durian. It was interesting, neither liked nor disliked. Unfortunately I think we left it too long before we ate it and it was probably begining to go bad, we didnt finish eating it. I love the giant sculpture!

  • Darla Beck on Mar 22, 2009

    Interesting article and very nice pics. I’ve never tried durians, but I would if I got the chance.

  • Nadir on Mar 22, 2009

    What a beautiful collection of pictures. You live in a beautiful part of the world.And have the pleasure of enjoying the nature as well as the exotic fruits etc. Envy.!

  • Inna Tysoe on Mar 22, 2009

    Thanks for that.

    I’ve never had a durian but now I am curious.

    Inna

  • papaleng on Mar 22, 2009

    a good article well presented. Yes durian is delicious but I can’t take its smell. Can I have durian candies instead? LOL

  • Eunice on Mar 22, 2009

    The durians look beautiful

  • monica55 on Mar 22, 2009

    I love the article, that fruit and the pics. Great job.
    Monica

  • CutestPrincess on Mar 23, 2009

    unofre is right, we have a huge plantation of durian here in cebu, philippines! but i dont eat that… its stinky

  • Jane Fox King on Mar 23, 2009

    Looks great!

    May i know the exact address of the durian plantation?

  • Betty Carew on Mar 23, 2009

    Great information and great pics Mr Ghaz

  • Kate Smedley on Mar 23, 2009

    Thanks for sharing this enjoyable story, great photos, sounds like your eyes were ‘bigger than your belly’ as they say!

  • simon goh on Mar 31, 2009

    I am a Malaysian and would like to know where this place is so that i can try the durians.

  • David Ong on Apr 9, 2009

    Pls tell me where is the durian plantation.

    I will like to visit it.

  • Orange on May 26, 2009

    Can any 1 give me the full address of durian plantation??? contact number?? i want to visit it…

  • Guillaume on Jun 13, 2009

    I love Durian too!!!

  • Lim Seah Chew on Jul 6, 2009

    I like to visit the plantation so could you please let me have address, contact person. Many Thanks. tomfkj@hotmail.com

  • Alex Tong on Nov 24, 2009

    I love durians very much. They look irresistable. Wish to know
    the location and intend to pay a visit during the next season.

  • kumis on Jan 21, 2010

    May i know where exactly is this durian plantation in perak?

  • Abby on Mar 21, 2010

    Í am interested to form a bus of appx 35-40 pax to visit the durian farm cum durian feast and shopping trip on 1 May 2010

    please advise the tour package, price, itinerary etc.

    Thank you

  • kelly on Jun 20, 2010

    Thanks! Best blog entry to explain about durians!

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