Every year in May, the sweet scent of durians begins to waft around Malaysia as harvest begins to hit its peak period. This is a time when Malaysians of all ages and walks of life – as well as fans of the fruit from around the region – celebrate the incomparable King of Fruits through feasting. In the spirit of this season, Resorts World Genting is throwing its own party from May 25 to September 16 2019 with the 2019 Genting Durian Festival – Your Annual Date with the King.
Taking place from 12 noon to 10pm daily at the Boulevard, Genting Grand Outdoor Carpark the 2019 Genting Durian Festival brings together three of the most prestigious durian orchards from around Malaysia under one roof for a one-of-a-kind carnival of durian.
From Penang, Malaysia’s largest producer of Black Thorn durians Durian Republic will be setting up shop with crates of Red Prawn, Tekka and Black Thorn durian varieties. Considered one of most delicious varieties of durians – rivalling even the famous Musang King – Black Thorn are recent additions to Malaysia’s pantheon of durians. Originating in Sungai Bakap on the Penang mainland through a sole mother tree, Black Thorn is known for its flame-like orange flesh and its extremely creamy, bittersweet flavour. Durian Republic will also be supplying plenty of firm, fleshy mangosteens – the traditional way of cooling the body down after a hearty feast of durians.
While Durian Republic will be trucking its durians to Resorts World Genting all the way from Penang, May Jie Gohtong Trading does not have as far to go. Located in the local Genting township of Gohtong Jaya, May Jie is the largest Musang King and D24 durian supplier in the Genting area. Expect to dig in the delicious flesh of XO, Tekka, D24 and Musang King durians at the May Jie stall, with the highlight being the reigning champion of Malaysian durians – the golden-hued, custard-like texture of sweet Musang King. There will also be plenty of mangosteens and rambutans to offer a sweet and cool palate cleanser to the buffet of durians.
Flying the flag for the largest state producer of durians in Malaysia will be Weng Fatt Orchard Trading from Raub, Pahang. Famous for the high quality of its Musang King and D24 durians, Weng Fatt is an example of the perfect weather and soil conditions in Pahang that contribute to some of the best durian varieties and harvests in the world. Durian aficionados can look forward to debating the nuances of Weng Fatt’s XO, Tekka, D24 and Musang King fruits, as well as tucking into other snacks like Musang King cendol, durian ice cream, durian coffee and fresh fruit juices.
And for something completely different, Fatimah Product Enterprise will be bringing its fresh coconuts from Malacca to Resorts World Genting. Famous for the Kelapa Lambung performance that thrills visitors to Jonker Street – where coconut water encased in freshly-grated flesh is juggled and flung to heights as high as 3 metres – purveyor Shaiful will be showcasing his entertaining silat-based act to the 2019 Genting Durian Festival. Fatimah Product Enterprise will be offering thirst-quenching servings of Pandan Coconut, Coconut Shake and Kelapa Lambung at its stall – the perfect counterpart to a serving of hearty durians.
Over 50 tonnes of durians will be available through the 4-month event, offering durian lovers the chance to sample some of Malaysia’s best durians and plenty of time to for a return feast. Guests can choose to savour freshly-opened durians at the 2019 Genting Durian Festival or take-away the delicious fruit (in vacuum-sealed packaging) to continue the banquet at home. The 2019 Genting Durian Festival has also been timed to coincide with school holidays in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia – offering a unique opportunity for food tourism for the whole family, marrying the delights of durian with the unparalleled slate of entertainment offerings at Resorts World Genting.
For more information on ‘2019 Genting Durian Festival – Your Annual Date with the King’, please visit www.rwgenting.com or call call +603-2718 1118.
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