7 Must-Visit Orchards in Malaysia for the Coming Durian Season

7 Must-Visit Orchards in Malaysia for the Coming Durian Season

Visiting a durian orchard or a durian farm in Malaysia is definitely a must-have experience for every durian lover.


Hey my fellow durian-loving buddies! It’s so good to see you here…well let’s cut the chit-chat because the MID-YEAR DURIAN SEASON IS COMING SOON! So chop chop! Let’s get ourselves ready for the upcoming durian hunt!

You might already know, but in case you haven’t, this year the mid-year durian season is expected to reach its peak later than usual due to unfavourable weather conditions brought by El Niño phenomenon. The supply has shrunk compared to the last few years, leading to a price hike for all types of durians…but who are we kidding, it’s durian after all so SHUT UP AND TAKE OUR MONEY!

This year, instead of going through the hassle of durian stall hopping in the city, I am planning for a trip to one of the durian orchards in Malaysia (yet to choose from the list though) to taste the durians fresh and firsthand. Every durian enthusiast is welcomed to join me at the much-anticipated durian feast!

Also read: 10 BEST Staycation Ideas in Malaysia You Can’t Afford to Miss in 2016

1. Jimmy’s Durian Orchard

durian orchards malaysiaMusang King from Jimmy’s Durian Orchard. Look at that fat and juicy goldish flesh! | Image credit: Jimmy’s Durian Orchard Facebook Page

Jimmy’s Durian OrchardFlowering of durian. “Expected durian season in July,” as announced on their Facebook page recently. | Image credit: Jimmy’s Durian Orchard Facebook Page

Located in Bentong Hills, Jimmy’s Durian Orchard is known for producing top quality and chemical free durians which include Musang King, Tekka, D101 and D24. The lovely couple who own the orchard, Jimmy and Tanya, are always more than happy to share their stories and knowledge of organic durian farming with visitors. You are guaranteed to walk away with a full stomach of fantalicious organic durians at very reasonable prices.

Address: 75.1km Karak Highway, Bentong, Karak, Bentong 28600, Malaysia.
Contact number: +60 16-203 1922 (Jimmy)

2. Raub Durian Orchard

Raub Durian OrchardReady-to-drop Musang Kings at Raub Durian Orchard! | Image credit: Raub Durian Orchard Facebook Page

The King and the Queen. Best combination ever! | Image credit: Raub Durian Orchard Facebook Page

Raub Durian Orchard claims to serve the best durians in Pahang. I dare not confirm the statement as I haven’t tried their durians for myself but it seems to be consistent with the positive reviews from their customers. Quality durians aside, Raub Durian Orchard is probably the only durian orchard in the country that is equipped with a fishing pond, a bee farm, as well as a bird’s nest farm. I can already imagine a fun-filled and tummy-satisfying day trip to Raub Durian Orchard!

Address: Raub, Pahang, Malaysia (GPS coordinates: N03°51.691’ E101°54.329’)
Contact number: +60 19-965 9612 (Eddie)

3. 1Malaysia Musang King Durian Orchard Farm

1Malaysia Musang King Durian Orchard FarmThe signature Musang King, as suggested by the orchard’s name. My saliva is dripping… | Image credit: 1Malaysia Musang King Durian Orchard Farm

The satisfied customers at 1Malaysia Musang King Durian Orchard Farm. | Image credit: 1Malaysia Musang King Durian Orchard Farm

The story of 1Malaysia Musang King Durian Orchard Farm began years ago when the owner, Dato Michael Ng bought the place for his durian-loving wife, and now together they run the orchard with utmost love and care. The orchard not only produces high quality Musang King, but also D2, D24, D78, D88 and the all-time favourite kampung durians. Big durian eaters rejoice as the all-you-can-eat buffet package is available at MYR 80 only on weekdays and MYR 120 only on public holidays and weekends with complimentary farm tour.

Address: Kg. Cinta Manis, Karak, Bentong 41200, Malaysia.
Contact number: +6 019-277 7255 (Dato Michael Ng)

4. Bao Sheng Durian Farm

Bao Sheng Durian FarmThe taste of durian from a 40-year-old durian tree is beyond imagination. | Image credit: Durian Seng Facebook Page

Why not stay at the farm villa for more durianlicious indulgence? | Image credit: Bao Sheng Durian Farm

Established in 1959, Bao Sheng Durian Farm is surely capable of producing durians from 40-year-old durian trees, which is famous for the unique fragrance and the heavenly good taste. Not to mention the durians are organic! The current owner, Mr Chang Teik Seng (or more commonly known as Durian Seng) and his wife welcome every durian enthusiast to try out their huge variety of durians including Ang Bak, Lipan, Little Red, Horlor, Kunjit…I shall just name a few and you can check the rest as well as the timetable here. Do consider a splendid durian staycation at the farm villa!

Address: 150 Mukim 2, Sungai Pinang, 11010 Balik Pulau, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact number: +60 12-411 0600 (Durian Seng)

5. Sim Koa Yen

Sim Koa YenDurians…fresh-picked durians, anyone? | Image credit: Sim Koa Yen

I haven’t heard of this type of durian before…interesting! | Image credit: Sim Koa Yen Facebook Page

Scrolling through their Facebook album and I discovered one mind-blowing fact about Sim Koa Yen: there are almost 30 types of durians in the farm (gasp!), and I bet even the most experienced durian eaters haven’t heard of them all! Located in Machap, Malacca, Sim Koa Yen is now a 25-year-old durian orchard well-known for its award-winning durians as well as jackfruits (or cempedak).  Accommodation within the picturesque orchard is available for those who want to extend and enhance the unique durian experience at Sim Koa Yen.

Address: (Office) MC-2-34 & MC-2-35, Jalan SB Utama, Taman Seri Bayan, 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia
Contact number: +60 12-681 6895 (Mr Yap)

6. Karak Organic Durian Farm

Karak Organic Durian FarmThe plump pillow-like durian from Karak Organic Durian Farm. Looks insanely appetizing! | Image credit: Karak Organic Durian Farm Facebook Page

The freshly made organic durian ice kacang is simply irresistible! | Image credit: Karak Organic Durian Farm Facebook Page

If you haven’t already noticed, organic durian is really the trend now, as a healthier option for sure, and also a more refined taste according to many. The owner, a very well-educated agriculture man, Mr Ng Swee Pen, has interesting stories and experiences to share about organic farming with his visitors. The farm specialised in producing certified organic durians, note the word ‘certified’, as it means the durians are officially recognised as 100% organic under Skim Organik Malaysia (SOM) – extremely rare in the country! Okay…I must admit I am just so dying for the durian ice kacang that has more durian flesh than ice flake. Gasp!

Address: Sabai Estate, Karak, Bentong 28600, Malaysia.
Contact number: +60 12-795 8899 (Mr Ng)

7. Freedom Eco Farm

Freedom Eco FarmThe rich and creamy Red Prawn just stole my heart at first sight! | Image credit: Year of the Durian

Meet Joseph and Beatrice, the owners/durian experts (of course they are!) | Image credit: Year of the Durian

Freedom Eco Farm is definitely not your ordinary durian orchard as it is nicely tucked in the woods near Penang National Park and it has so much more than delicious durians to offer. Besides producing eco-friendly organic durians, Joseph and Beatrice also provide ecotourism service to visitors who are up for an eye-opening and enjoyable day hike in the national forest. Do note that the durian farm will only be opened to guests with prior appointment so do make your booking as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Address: Telok Bahang, Penang.
Contact number: +60 19-447 7806 (Beatrice)

Also read: 10 Tips to Durian Feasting While Travelling Asia

Thank you for reading up to this point despite your stomach making all that loud and fierce growls. Now, take your pick, invite your durian-loving friends and make your way to one (perhaps two…or all if you have to) of these orchards for some duriantastic time! ENJOY!!!

About Author


A Malaysian Chinese currently studying Economics at National University of Singapore, Jojo spent almost half a year travelling around Japan under the guise of an exchange student (oops). She studies hard (very very hard) during the school term and makes sure to reward herself a trip every semester, be it a local staycation or an overseas adventure (when she saves enough from all her random part-time jobs). She will never let fear or insecurity stop her from trying new things – until the day that she finally finds her true passion.


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