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Bao Sheng Durian Festival 2018 – Malaysia
June 19, 2018 - June 26, 2018$1220 – $1400
This weeklong celebration is for durian lovers looking for adventure, camaraderie, vegan health, fitness, and delicious, delicious, delicious durians in Penang, Malaysia.
Our venue is perched on the hillside overlooking the Straits of Malacca and the durian orchards. We’ll use the farm as our base to explore the island, with near-daily trips to the beach, national parks, temples, and local markets.
In addition to enjoying over 20 varieties of durian, we’ll also have other tasty tropical fruits and coconuts, a daily vegan dinner, and special durian cuisine like durian curry, durian noodles, durian salad, and more!
Dates: June 19 – 26, 2018
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
Where: Penang, Malaysia
Group size: 26 durian lovers
Early Bird Price: $1220 until January 14 2018. Regular Price: $1400
Price is all inclusive of all durian, all fruit, accommodations, guided tours, transportation to the farm and around the island, some activities.
All-you-can-eat, high-end durian (worth $20 USD per pound)
All-you-can-eat tropical fruit (season permitting) such as watermelon, mango, bananas, cempedak, coconut, passionfruit, rambutan, mangosteen.
Prepared vegan and raw group dinners
Daily vegan and raw vegan dinner
7 nights in clean, simple air-conditioned dorm rooms with a shared Western-style bathroom down the hall. Three persons per room.
Inquire about upgrades to private dwellings.
Private van for transportation to activities around the island and organized shuttles to the airport and Georgetown.
The holiday will include many of the following;
All durian activities at Bao Sheng Durian Farm
Daily Yoga and Running
Visit to Titi Kerawong Waterfall
Hiking to Penang Hill
Local Malaysian Vegan Salad Demos
Durian Ice Cream Sundae
Cooking With Durian
Air Itam Fruit and Vegetable Market
Kek Lok Si Chinese Temple
Grafting and Durian Propagation Classes
Mailing Durian Seed Classes
Your airfare or bus fare to Penang, Malaysia
Snacks and meals purchased off-site
Entry fees to off-site activities including national parks, temples, fun runs, and other farms
Cost of vegan, local cooking classes held off-site
The Day Pass is available to those who don’t have time for a full week of durian-ing but who want to participate in all of the fun activities we have lined up. The Day Pass is from 7 AM to 9 PM.
Last year people liked:
“The durian was the best I’ve had, and there was enough for everyone and then some. I liked that. I like the area the farm is in, and the pools were definitely awesome and necessary due to the climate. The Changs are also awesome and were really accommodating.”
“The community of like-hearted fruit fans in a natural environment. The relaxed “you don’t have to do anything” vibe was also very nice :)”
“Unlimited fresh durian and other fruit. Being surrounded by vegans/fruitarians, the talks and food demos. The kindness of the Sheng family and staff. The natural surroundings. The music nights, the excursions. Overall really great and special festival.”
“Just about everything, and of course the many variations of Durian. Meeting the many durian lovers/vegans and learning new things about eating a healthy diet.”
“Almost everything ? Building community while eating great fruit. The beautiful location. The focused discussions. The educational talks. The activities including running, hiking and Monkey Beach. The open musical performance night. Musical performance by Charles and Evan. Numb hunting. Gratitude…but I only heard it once (on the 2nd night).”