Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Raising a Stink in Bali
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

++62 361 286 283

++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)

U.K. Fax:

Australian Fax:

++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

Bali News

Raising a Stink in Bali

Love it or Hate it: It's Durian Season in Bali.

Bali News: Bali, Indonesian, Durian
Click Image to Enlarge


It's that time of the year again: Durian season. This fact is confirmed by the distinctive smell in the air generated by road side durian sellers found on almost every busy road in Bali.

Described by its admirers as the fruit that "smells like hell, but tastes like heaven, " the world is bifurcated into those who either adore or detest the hard-spiked fruit. 

Anjani, a trader from Gianyar, told Nusa Bali how stocks of durian purchased form Rp. 2 million (US$222) can be sold over the course of 2-3 days for Rp. 5 million (US$555).

Depending on the size, aroma and overall quality of the fruit, Anjani can sell a single durian during the season for a price ranging from Rp. 10,000 (US$1.10) to Rp. 50,000 (US$5.60).

Tourist visitors wishing to experience the taste of durian might consider asking a durian vendor to select a perfectly ripe specimen on their behalf and then eating it at the roadside stand. This will serve as an added incentive for the dealer to select only the best quality and avoid the embarrassing complications of trying to bring a durian back to your hotel. As a general rule hotels, airlines and up-market public transportation in Bali strictly prohibit guests from carrying durian.

Such is the smell of this perfectly delicious fruit. Granted, it's an acquired taste; we try to acquire it as often as possible during its short season.

© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to


Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!

Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!

or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
An Obligation to Our Children Avoided
Underreporting of Hotel & Restaurant Taxes Estimated to Cost Badung Regency US$229 million Per Year
A Law that Few Obey
Lines of Oppostion Being Formed Over Plans to Change Baliís Master Plan and Zoning Law
A Gram Will get You in a Jam
Chinese Woman Sentenced to Five Years for Bringing 0.88 Gram of Methamphetamines through Baliís Airport
Becoming More, Appealing
Former Regent of Klungkung Gets Prison Sentence for Corruption Increased from 12 to 15 Years on Appeal
From Our Kingdom to the Middle Kingdom
Garuda Eying Direct Flights to Bali from Shanghai and Guangzhou
Baliís Space Race
Baliís Provincial Government Committed to Creating More Parks and Public Spaces
Being Understood by Chinese Visitors
Bali Guides Receive Mandarin Language Training
Visa-Free Countries to Indonesia Just Doubled
Nationals of 90 Countries Now Eligible to Visit Indonesia without a Visa
Cruise Control
Indonesian President Issues Decree to Ease Private Yacht Visits to Indonesia
Rolling Up the Welcome Mat
Immigration at Bali Airport Refuses 492 Foreigners Entry to Bali January-September 2015
Where Kids are King!
Grand Nikko Bali Unveils Newly Upgraded Family Rooms
Bali's Connected to Jakartaís Eastern Suburbs
Citilink Indonesia Adds Two New Daily Flights between Bali and Jakartaís Halim Perdanakusuma Airport
All [News]!