A crowd of people reach out to claim free durians, hailed as the “king of fruits” by fans, during the ‘Kenduren’ festival in Jombang, East Java on Sunday.

The annual festival, held as thanksgiving for the good harvest of the fruit, attracts many tourists from the region.

Fans of durian liken its creamy texture and intense aroma to blue cheese, but many detractors liken the smell to sewage or sweaty socks.