23 Jun '15, 11pm

In Penang, international durian lovers gather at Bao Sheng fest: GEORGE TOWN, June 24 — They came from Europe,...

In Penang, international durian lovers gather at Bao Sheng fest: GEORGE TOWN, June 24 — They came from Europe,...

Lindsay Gasik (right in orange) and Ryan Lewis (left) opening durians at the farm. — Pictures by K.E.Ooi GEORGE TOWN, June 24 — They came from Europe, Denmark, Australia, Canada, Slovania, United States, United Kingdom and Singapore and they all have one goal: to feast on durians and local Malaysian fruits. Contrary to common misconceptions that foreigners from Western countries are put off by the pungent stench of the King of Fruits, about 70 of them are now staying at the Bao Sheng Durian Farm to feast on durians and other local fruits for a week. The festival, dubbed as the Bao Sheng Durian Festival, is the first large-scale durian festival in Penang organised by durian lovers, Lindsay Gasik and Ryan Lewis, both Americans. The Bao Sheng Durian Farm is located on a hill overlooking a stunning view of the Balik Pulau town. “There are about 70 of us here for the festival, ...

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