You’re in for a juicy exotic treat with a trip down to a Malaysian fruit farm. With some 370 species of fruits in our orchards, this is a golden opportunity to savour the colourful harvest Malaysia has to offer.

Many fruit farms open their doors to the public for visits. Some conserve the rare and exotic fruit trees and promote local agriculture, allowing tourists to sample the fruits as part of the visit. Aside from popular tropical favourites such as mangoes, papayas, and melons, other unique flavours include mangosteens, dragon fruits and pomelos.

Visitors should at least try the “king of fruits” - durians. Distinctive in all aspects, from its large size, unique odour and thorn-covered husk, the fruit’s creamy flesh emits a powerful (some say repulsive) aroma, even if the fruit remains unopened. Durians come in exotically named varieties, ranging from Red Prawn, Green Skin Ang Bak, D604, Red Litter and Golden Pillow. Visits to durian farms and special packages for durian buffets are easily available.

Key Tips

  • Check online options for good deals on fruit farm visits.

  • Durians are seasonal. If you’re looking forward to a durian feast in Malaysia, make sure to visit when the fruit is in season to guarantee the best quality fruit at a good price.

  • Some homestay options are available for those on an agro-tourism holiday, so check online for good alternatives.