Not all of us may appreciate the goodness of durian but this unique fruit has attracted so many people in Singapore and across all Asia. In fact, it’s making a strong introduction even in America and some European countries.
Strong could be the best word to describe the pungent smell of the fruit, but this odour has meant differently to various people.
If you’re one of those who were captivated by the fruit, you’ll treat it as an exciting and enticing scent to love for all of time. But if you have not learned to love it, you’ll curse your heart out whenever you smell a freshly opened durian fruit.
But this post is for those who have come to love both the smell and taste of durian fruits. Here’s where to go whenever you crave for a taste of the king of fruits and you happen to be in Singapore.
Located at the heart of Geylang, a very busy area in Singapore, King Fruits Durian has become one of the most popular durian stores in the whole country. They have been selling durian fruits for as long as I can remember that’s why the brand is well-known to many nationals, residents, and foreigners.
They have all varieties of the unique fruit, from Mao Shang Wang, D24, Red Prawn, Golden Phoenix, Tai Yuan, and even the least loved type, the Old Tree. Prices of their durians range from 5 to 10 SGD and you can have them delivered right at your doorstep. Although my advice would be to visit their Geylang or Havelock branch and have a durian opened and served to you right there and then.
22 Havelock Rd, Singapore 160022
+65 8186 8358
99 Old Trees
If ever you’re visiting Farrer Park, you might want to drop by 99 Old Trees. Check this store out and you’ll be greeted by a wide variety of Durians. You’ll be glad to know their offerings are freshly grown and picked from Malaysia so there’s no question when it comes to quality. Take a bite and you’ll surely fall head over heels in love with the creaminess of their Durian products. You can partake in their meals while you’re in their store or you can take them out to enjoy with your friends and family. Just be sure to drop by during their store houses from 10AM to 11PM and you’re good to go.
46 Owen Rd, #01-277, Singapore 210046
+65 9822 2495
Nothing beats the old school feel of Combat Durian. Their stall is situated in Balestier. Take a look around and you won’t miss this iconic store. You’ll be personally greeted by Combat Durian’s owner, Mr. Ang. Just tell him what kind of Durian you’re looking for and you’ll end up satisfied with what you’re going to buy from him.
Just make sure to check their Facebook page for their inventory so you’ll get the freshest Durian possible. Keep in mind their stock of Durian products come in everyday at around 5PM so it would be wise to schedule your visit at that time.
249 Balestier Rd, Singapore 329714
+65 9278 9928
Wan Li Xiang
A lot of people drop by Dempsey Hill just to get their Durian from Wan Li Xiang. Their store has a vibe that will make you feel at home and the Durians they’re selling will really entice you to buy one. Wan Li Xiang’s prices may be higher than other sellers but you are guaranteed of quality when you buy a Durian from them.
Wan Li Xiang
227 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428924