Durian is one of the most controversial fruits of all. How can a fruit be controversial, you ask? Well, for starters, it tastes like rich cheesecake but smells like a public washroom. If you have come across a durian in your life before, you would know what we are talking about. If, however, you are one of those people who have never had the pleasure (or the displeasure) of tasting a durian, you would not be able to understand how can a fruit taste so good and smell so bad. Well that is the thing about Durian which makes it the King of Fruits.
This is why the fruit has its own festival in Penang. This is the annual Penang Durian Festival 2015 which is organized by the Tourism Development Department and lasts for an entire month so that people from all over the world can join in on the fun. This rare fruit is grown in Segamat and Pahang and Durian traders from these locations participate in these festivals to sell their fruit. If you are really lucky, there might be some great Penang grown durians that are a real treat for your taste buds.
The landscape as well as the unique weather of Penang is the reason why the durians grown here taste the best. You might think that it being a durian festival, there would be a lot of music, noise, color and laughter to be heard at the Times Square Penang, where this festival will be held throughout the month of July. However, this is not the case. What you will find is a place where people are lost in their own worlds of pleasure, biting into the soft white flesh of a durian, just concentrating on the flavor and texture of the delicious fruit, undeterred by the pungent smell that surrounds them.
This is one of the most awaited festivals in Penang, although most festivals held in this city have their own remarkable features and as a result is each an experience on its own, not to be missed. However, the reason why the Durian FESTIVAL is one of the most awaited festivals of the year is simply because of the love for the fruit that exists within people of Malaysia. They simply love the fruit and wherever they go, they will crave and miss the king of fruits. This is why the Malaysians who reside around the world, far from their land, choose this month to visit, so that they can have as much Durian as they want.
If you want to taste some of the best durians in the world, this is a festival you don’t want to miss. However, make sure you hit the festival around 3 in the afternoon as this is the time when the durians come in, freshly picked from the supplier. If this is your first experience tasting a Durian, it is an experience you will not forget any time soon. So, make sure that you prepare yourself for the smelly goodness that awaits you in Penang in July, 2015.