Be a world record holder by stacking durian husks

Are you ready to create a new world record for Malaysia? If so, here’s what you need to do and potentially win some attractive prizes plus bragging rights for being the best among the best in stacking empty durian husks.

This record-setting feat will be conducted at the PD Ostrich Show Farm on Sunday 9 July 2023 during the first-ever International Durian Day. The event will start at 10.30am with qualifying rounds and the final will be held at 2.30pm.

To be considered for this record-setting feat, you first need to ensure you follow these rules:

  1. You can have a maximum of three (3) empty durian husks as the triangular base. Each husk must be a minimum of 15cm (>6 inches) in length and weigh more than 200g. The width of each husk must be no more than half its length. Each husk must be no larger than a third the size of the original durian. All husks used in this challenge must be within 10% variance of each other for both length and weight.
  2. Each of the next levels can have as many husks as can be supported when stacked.
  3. No thorns can be embedded into adjacent empty durian husks, these can only be stacked on each other with no tether or support in any form. This restriction covers any notches, glue-like substances, stapling, external wiring, etc judged to be NOT part of an unblemished or unprocessed durian husk.
  4. Record each step of the empty durian husk stacking and post the video to your Facebook & Instagram pages, setting them public. Then share this video post to with hashtags #InternationalDurianDayJuly 9, #IDD9 & #durianstackingrecord.
  5. Judging will be based on 3 criteria: (1) stack height, (2) number of husks stacked & (3) number of likes & shares combined.
  6. There will be two (2) records to be charted – for tallest stack and most durian husks stacked respectively. Further measurements will be conducted during the live event to comply with rules set by independent record-verifying authorities.
  7. Only those who have complied with all these rules will be considered to be part of the 9 July 2023 record-setting event. Look out for private messages sent to your Facebook account from 15 June 2023 onwards.
  8. Prizes for participants and winners will be announced at the PD Ostrich Show Farm event on 9 July 2023.

Join us in Port Dickson 6-9 July 2023

We would like to invite enterprises involved in products and services related to durians to be part of our event outlined above, especially those already operating within Malaysia or aspiring to set up operations here, to take advantage of this annual opportunity.

At this stage of organising this event, we have so far received the support of the Negeri Sembilan Tourism Promotion Authority, together with commitments from:

  • Event Sponsor: PD Ostrich Show Farm
  • Official Cruise: Dickson Dragon
  • Official Seasports: Murex Watersports
  • Official Durian Supplier: Royal Durian

While the main event focus will be at the PD Ostrich Show Farm, other venues and scheduled activities around Port Dickson and beyond – related to International Durian Day – will also be added in due course as they become confirmed. Among activities confirmed being held are:

  • Blind durian tasting competition
  • Guess the weight contest
  • Buskers
  • Fire eating show
  • Clown show
  • Durian colouring competition
  • Durian drawing competition

For more details on how you can be a vendor at this event – both food & non-food durian-related products – together with pricing and stall information, please email us at either [email protected] or [email protected].

Celebrating the ‘King of Fruits’

Come join us in Port Dickson over four days, 6-9 July 2023!

Though durians are said to have originated from Borneo island, this ubiquitous  tree has since spread widely and can be found across Southeast Asia. Reference to the durian dates back centuries – but there is good reason why this thorny fruit never made it to the top of exotic items exported to the Middle East and beyond to Europe by early traders and later western colonizers.

Being a very pungent fruit – with unseasoned noses even comparing its very strong scent to skunk spray and rotting rubbish – the durian was never a hit with outsiders. Hence, while Southeast Asia became a much-sought-after source of enticing items like spices (with pepper being one of the most famous) and tropical fruits (like pineapples), the ‘King of Fruits’ stayed largely domestic.

All this changed dramatically in the Noughties (2000s) when China began to allow the import of frozen durian flesh and later fresh durians – letting its locals discover what only outbound travelers to Southeast Asia were able to enjoy before. With soaring demand from China, the price of durians skyrocketed and it soon became clear that the durian was finally able to claim the honor of its nickname to be the ‘King of Fruits’.

Why July 9?

Although durians are cultivated widely in four main nations – Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand – fierce competition among these countries kept the promotion of durians largely focused on individual domestic populaces. Apart from China (plus Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan), where tourism had attracted this fruits’ entry into these markets, durian exports remained focused on existing consumer bases of Singapore and Australia – where there are many resident Asians.

Because various durian promotions are fractured – with Thailand holding a durian festival in May, when this seasonal fruit supply just starts trickling in, to  regional farmer market sales promotions in Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines throughout June, July and August – the durian has never been fully celebrated for its majesty. Hence, news portal Cyber-RT has opted to consolidate this honor to a single date of July 9 – marking the peak of the summer season when this ‘King of Fruits’ is in plentiful supply.

About us

Who we are

International Durian Day (July) is an initiative of news portal Cyber-RT, acting as an independent liaison to bring together all competing parties to celebrate together our passion for the ‘King of Fruits’. Our website address is:


We welcome everyone joining us for International Durian Day on July 9, being open to collaborations of all kind, as long as these are tasteful and legal. Please contact us at either [email protected] or [email protected].


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