Ordering Durian Online in Singapore – Buying Durian Online
There is an abundance of durians at the moment in Singapore as a result of the hot weather in nearby Malaysia, which supplies most of all of the durians in Singapore. For some, picking up a durian after work at a nearby fruit stand or specialist durian reseller is simple and easy. For others that do not live nearby a fruit stand, but still want to enjoy durians in the comfort of their home with air conditioning, there is still a way!
Durian delivery is now very common and widespread in Singapore, and there are multiple choices available to the home durian fanatic. I’ve decided to document which ones taste good, and which taste like ass in this blog post.
1. Fruit Monkeys, Farrer Park (via Qoo10.sg)
Fruit Monkeys has a really good reputation as a friendly seller that will not scam you like certain stalls in Geylang. Its also an air conditioned outlet and seems to be popular with both locals and foreigners. It offers the standard range, but is known to sell a really good Mao Shang Wang (MSW or Mountain Cat King).
The problem with ordering fruit directly from their website (http://fruitmonkeys.com.sg/) is that there is a minimum order amount of $100. Though this might be easy if you have a group of 4 or 5 people to eat, for two this is really hard to achieve.
But not to worry, there is a small loophole if you use Qoo10.sg. This online store aggregator will let you buy any quantity you want for a delivery fee of ~$5.60. If you order in the morning, you can even get it delivered on the same day assuming there are available delivery slots.
I picked up a 350g pack of MSW and a 400g pack of D24 for $50.59 including shipping. They claim that a 400g pack equates to about 1.3-1.5kg of raw durian fruit.
At a market price of approx $16/kg for MSW that means 1.5kg of fruit would be about $24.
At a market price of approx $10 for D24 that means 1.5kg of fruit would be about $15.
In total thats $39 for it fresh in shop, versus $50 packed and delivered.
But most importantly, was it delicious? Hell yes they were. I trust that a store like Fruit Monkeys is actually waiting for the new fruit to arrive each day at 2:30PM, which is what will be dehusked and delivered to their customers.
So its up to you to decide if you want to order for convenience or buy fresh. But of course it depends on your circumstances.