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  1. Harvey says

    Farmer don’t cultivate wild durian because the young tree might produce low quality fruit. Usually forest durians are very old, could be more than 100 years old, like Black Thorn, produce only good fruit after 30 years, farmers are not willing to take risk on wild durian.

    • Anonymous says

      Hi Lindsay, I'm Frankie from Ranau.. Actually I'm the one who run the management of Ranau Country Lodge in Ranau Town.. First of all, I would like to say thank you for mentioning our lodge in your blog.. I really appreciated it.. For your info, you can get our lodge details / contact at our Facebook Page 'RANAU COUNTRY LODGE 2014'.. O ya, I really enjoyed reading your blog.. It's fun and have many nice pictures too.. Thanks again..

    • Lindsay Gasik says

      Hi Frankie, Thanks for stopping by! We had a very nice stay with you and I would definitely visit you again. Thanks for providing the contact info, I will create a link to your Facebook page in the article.

  2. Anonymous says

    I saw that you recommended the place to stay, but would you be able to share the contact info for Ranau Country Lodge? Sorry, since they don't have online presence like Rafflesia.

    • Lindsay Gasik says

      Thanks for your comment! Do you happen to know where I can get more information about the durian festival in Ranau? I have been calling the tourism office there for years with no luck.

  3. Janimin Saliun says

    Hi I'm from Ranau, I've been enjoying reading your durian adventure through Borneo. It's nice to know that you made it to Ranau. I've some durian trees that are currently bearing fruit. The fruits are expected to mature in mid February. However,the yield may not be as good as the last season.

    • Lindsay Gasik says

      Hi Janimin! Thanks for your comment and the tip on the durians 🙂 Do you happen to know when the next Ranau durian festival will be? I've always wanted to go, but have never managed to figure out when it will happen in advance. Thanks!

    • George says

      Hi janimin
      I am from KL. I am planning a trip to ranau for local durian. I can make it later part of September or in October . Would you know when is the best time to get a good variety of wild durians ? Thanks

  4. Anonymous says

    It would be nice for you to mention approx. time of year when all this happened? Otherwise coming in off season would be major disappointment.

    • Lindsay Gasik says

      Hi guys, I thought I replied to your post already! I guess it didn't post. We went to Ranau on October 20th.

      Jennifer – I think you will find some durian although I am not certain yet how much. I'm trying to find out as I hope to return in December too!

    • Jennifer says

      Here's an update for anyone visiting Ranau. Its 14th Feb and I've been in Ranau since the 1st, it's around mid durian season now, it started around mid January and there's wild durian here, becoming more and more available as the month progresses. There's so many places to stay, yes you won't find them on the Internet but trust me there's more hotels than tourists! I'm actually staying in a homestay I found on airbnb. There are also a lot of homestays.

      My advice is roll up and either ask for a homestay or hotel. If you're coming on a major holiday like Chinese new year you'd need to book in advance but if it's a normal day you'll have no trouble finding a place to stay!

      Saturday is tamu day and I recommend visiting it. Amazing selection of fruits, vegetables and wild durian. I love Ranau. I actually don't want to leave, but I kind of think I should visit some other places beforr I go to Thailand.

    • Jennifer says

      Here's an update for anyone visiting Ranau. Its 14th Feb and I've been in Ranau since the 1st, it's around mid durian season now, it started around mid January and there's wild durian here, becoming more and more available as the month progresses. There's so many places to stay, yes you won't find them on the Internet but trust me there's more hotels than tourists! I'm actually staying in a homestay I found on airbnb. There are also a lot of homestays.

      My advice is roll up and either ask for a homestay or hotel. If you're coming on a major holiday like Chinese new year you'd need to book in advance but if it's a normal day you'll have no trouble finding a place to stay!

      Saturday is tamu day and I recommend visiting it. Amazing selection of fruits, vegetables and wild durian. I love Ranau. I actually don't want to leave, but I kind of think I should visit some other places beforr I go to Thailand.

  5. suvro says

    6 – I count 7!
    From left – lady in blue shirt and red apron; lady with her back to camera in red printed top and headscarf; pink shirted male bent over (a little to the top left of second lady); lady in pink scarf; person in striped shirt stuffing something in a jar; person standing right behind; another person in striped shirt on extreme right.

    • Anonymous says

      8th person you missed: Behind the bending guy in pink shirt, there was a bespectacled lady in flowery scarf facing leftward, her left hand showing beneath.
      9th person you missed: To the right of the jar guy's head, there was a man standing in yellow-colored short-sleeved t-shirt facing leftward, you can see the back of his head, neck and right hand showing.
      Couldn't find more Waldos but may I propose the 10th person: The photographer existed. The picture is the proof.

      Sorry to bother you about Ranau Country Lodge two days ago. But thanks for answering! -Farhan

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