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ko phan gan 2013

Started by darrickson. Last reply by PiriPiri Jan 4. 2 Replies

Hi friends.i am currently enjoying KPP.I sleeping in my hammock on beach near Thongsala.I enjoy planting seeds at the Ko Phangan Project garden (the garden is behind the only tall building in…Continue

Thailand 2013

Started by Chris Randall. Last reply by Moon May 9, 2013. 41 Replies

Post when and where you'll be in the Land Of The Happy in 2013!I'll be there from January 11th 2013 (flying into Bangkok) to the end of May, then probably be heading over to Penang, Malaysia for…Continue

Tags: bangkok, chanthaburi, mai, chiang, 2013

Chanthaburi Durian Fest?

Started by Mountain Bike Mike. Last reply by Anna Fay Mar 31, 2013. 11 Replies

Is the Durian Fest happening this year?I'm bouncing around the idea of visiting Thailand in May for the Durian.  Wondering if it's happening this year and if anyone will be there.Continue

The Philippines

Started by Maite. Last reply by Daniela Mar 24, 2013. 4 Replies

This is just an open discussion so that people can post their experiences in this country: fruits and their seasonality (particularly interested in knowing about durian and canistel-eggfruit) and…Continue

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Comment by Antishred on October 25, 2010 at 6:43pm
Hi Freelee, thanks for the invitation!
I once talked to a fruit shopper in an ethnic market and he told me that Malaysia is one of the best places for fruit... I'm curious!
I see you guys know a lot about Thailand, that must be wonderful :)
It'd be great going to Asia in 2011 and I also have some money, I think I can make it!
Comment by Sappaya on October 25, 2010 at 6:23pm
I live in Bangkok, let me know if you need any help on fruit.
Comment by Michel on October 25, 2010 at 4:44pm
Apparently, Durian fruits only fall at night, never during daylight. So I guess I'd go hunting for Durian early morning to get the freshest ones!
Comment by Ivan on October 25, 2010 at 3:38pm
"My dream is to be able to eat a Durian freshly fallen from a tree!!!"

Be careful under the tree when it falls hehe!
Comment by Sandy on October 25, 2010 at 2:47pm
Hey Guys

perfect timing, i am off to Asia in a month!!! So is Bali the best place to go for durian Dec/Jan?
what fruits are in Cambodia?
i hope to meet up, Free when are you going?

Comment by Jesse Radja on October 25, 2010 at 1:51pm
Can you add Indonesia to the thread ????? Way more interesting than sterile first world Malaysia ...... mainland anyway .... Borneo might be an improvement ...... West Sumatera durian season kicking in November lasts up to 5 months ...... but yeah me looking Jan Sumatera Feb Thailand Match Phillipines ........
Comment by Michel on October 25, 2010 at 1:39pm
My dream is to be able to eat a Durian freshly fallen from a tree!!!
Comment by Ivan on October 23, 2010 at 10:11pm
Just arrived in Bkk yesterdeiei! :) Im in love with Asia --- its really worth coming over... ah cant believe I have been staying so long in Europe... At this time I´ve moved south-wards to a friends place... Its a sort of (expensive) resort in a mountainous area with lots of bananas, papayas and mango trees... Its beautiful here! Im gonna spend my time here living life and setting up some pro-jects involving raw cuisine and such... People were asking about Durian in Bali, this what I wrote last year... note the comment is in my blog section: http://thenofrontiers.blogspot.com/2009/05/superfood-durian.html

The season here in Bali runs from Dec. to March... at this time you are supposed to pay about 1-1,5$ for each Durian ,,round 1-1,5kg of fruit... Late and Off season, as right now, they will try to sell it to you for around 3-4$ and even more. Dont give up , and be friendly and smart and you'll get em for 2,5$...!


Good areas i found were initially Pajangan, than round Penelokan on the Road to Mt.Batur, near Lovina I found the best priced and qualitative ones, and in Bedugul also, as in Luwus near Baturiti and more north of it too... I'm sure theres other places I haven't mentioned and not seen, one just has to trust Durian-Intuition and he'll find it...

-COMMENT by Michael- first week of september durian start around ubud...i think july and august are the only months u will it find very difficult to find durian in bali...great local varieties..try the durian hijau from south of ubud village,it is like a lot of native durian in that it dosent appear ripe from looks alone.shake it to feel a rattle that tells u it is ready to eat....fool proof
Comment by Josh on October 23, 2010 at 12:16pm
Has anyone come upon the king cobra/cobra snakes in southeast asia??
Comment by Ryno on October 23, 2010 at 4:47am
@Freelee....well this info about Bali durian season is according to Anne who has spent time there. I'll let you all know what it's like when I get there!

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