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11 honest durian stores in Singapore that boast the real deal

Last Updated: July 17, 2021

Written by Ariel C.

There are three main concerns that arise when it comes to buying durians in Singapore: honesty of the seller, quality of the durians, and location. As the end of the durian season draws near, there are more reasons than ever to head down to the nearest stalls near you to pile up on this king of fruits.

Wherever you are, you can rest assured that there is are at least these 11 honest durian sellers in Singapore that will deliver quality fruits to you.

1. Golden Moments

A shot of Golden Moments MSW Durian

Credit – Golden Moments

Indulge with your family on a durian feast from Golden Moments fit for kings. They pledge to serve their customers with high-quality, fresh durian with varieties including the famed Black Gold Pahang Hill-Top Premium Mao Shan Wang Packed Durian (S$38.80), Champion Red Prawn Packed Durian (S$32), and more. All durians are sold dehusked as well as both fresh and frozen for maximum convenience and enjoyment, and minimal fuss. No more getting your hands all bruised and dirty, I say.

A shot of Golden Moments MSW Durian

Credit – Golden Moments

If you’re looking forward to a durian party at home as soon as possible, Golden Moments offers both islandwide delivery within 90 minutes at S$12 for orders below S$150, S$5.99 for orders above S$150. You may also purchase their products from various SHELL stations or opt for self collection at the Golden Moments HQ located at Geylang.

110 Lor 23 Geylang, #07-13, Singapore 388410
+65 8766 8960
Daily: 10am – 9pm
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2. 99 Old Trees (99老树)

a group photo of 99 old trees staff

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99 Old Trees (99老树) is centrally located in Farrer Park, and they sell amazingly fragrant durians.

99 Old Trees Durian Online 1 Honest Durians

Credit – 99 Old Trees

Their durians are freshly picked from trees that grow on rich soil in the lands of Bentong and Raub in Pahang, Malaysia. Every seed is checked to ensure that the fruits are ripe and fresh, so you can be assured of a pleasant experience.

Psst, they’re one of the creamiest durians I’ve ever tasted!

99 Old Trees Durian Online 3 Honest Durians

Credit – 99 Old Trees

If you’re worried about stinking up the car, you can even order the durians online and get them delivered to your doorstep.

46 Owen Road, #01-277, Singapore 210046
Tel: +65 9822 2495
Daily: 10am – 11pm
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3. Combat Durian

a seller from combat durian

At Combat Durian, you’ll be served by Mr Ang, a seller in his 70s, who has been running this business ever since he was a young man.

His stall in Balestier has achieved a kind of iconic status, and it is no wonder that this stall is popular with both locals and tourists. It sells out often in the early evenings, so be sure to check their Facebook page before heading down. They update it with a post notifying when daily stocks are sold out.

Their durians come in fresh every day at 5pm.

249 Balestier Road, Singapore 329727
+65 9278 9928
Daily: 1am – 9pm
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4. Sindy Durian 阿玲山芭榴莲摊

The signboard outside Sindy

Sindy Durian (阿玲山芭榴莲摊) is a family business in Whampoa that has been serving customers durians for more than 30 years. It places emphasis on maintaining their reputation as a trustworthy quality supplier. There is little to argue against this renowned stall that has kept this track record for decades.

Block 89 Whampoa Drive, #01-835, Singapore 320089
+ 65 9710 2427
Sun to Fri: 24 hours
Sat: 12pm – 12am
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5. Wan Li Xiang 万里香

Wan Li Xiang Honest Durians

Many travel to Dempsey Hill enjoy a night of indulgence at the many restaurants and bars there. But little do you know that there is a durian stall that has been serving customers the king of fruits for many years.

Located at a car park, Wan Li Xiang (万里香) has a kampong vibe, which is a stark contrast from its neighbouring F&B places. Prices do not come cheap at this stall but for a unique experience, try Wan Li Xiang.

Block 7 Dempsey Road (Carpark), Singapore 249671
+65 9756 2385
Daily: 3pm – 11.45pm

6. Leong Tee Fruit Trader (龙池)

Leong Tee Fruit Trader

Those living around the East Coast area would most probably be familiar with this stall along Tanjong Katong Road. It takes a certain kind of reputation to lure many of my friends who live in other parts of Singapore to come down specially to patronise Leong Tee Fruit Trader (龙池).

Needless to say, the owner has upheld an excellent reputation for honesty and is possibly one of the most trustworthy durian sellers around. I experienced this first-hand at this stall. While eyeing a particular Mao Shan Wang durian, Leong Tee came to me and suggested that I take another one as it was bigger and better at the same price.

Such service to ensure maximum satisfaction is legendary indeed!

264 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437051
+65 6346 6683
Daily: 2pm-11.30pm
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7. 818 Durian & Pastries

818 Durian & Pastries Honest Durians

Having lived within a few minutes drive of 818 Durian & Pastries near Katong, this place is one of my go-to places. Their durians are a little on the expensive side but are guaranteed to be of top quality.

This stall features excellent pastries as well. Fans need to try their durian puffs and cakes, which are equally wonderful. If you are looking for a durian cake for a birthday celebration or just for normal consumption, look no further because this is the place to come to.

201 Telok Kurau Road, #01-02, Singapore 423910
+65 6348 8436
Mon to Sat: 10am – 6pm
Closed on Sun
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8. 227 Katong Durian

227 Katong Durian Honest Durians

Another of the stalls I usually frequent, 227 Katong Durian specialises in Mao Shan Wang durians. Prices are listed on its website and Facebook page, so you’ll know how much to prepare in advance.

You will get quality fruits from this stall, albeit at higher prices, but your taste buds will thank your pockets when you taste the delicious, yellow flesh.

227 East Coast Road, Singapore 428924
+65 9751 4828
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9. Kong Lee Hup Kee Trading 公利合记货易公司

Kong Lee Hup Kee Trading Honest Durians

For those who truly live in the Eastern part of Singapore, you don’t have to suffer from FOMO (fear of missing out), especially if you reside in Pasir Ris.

Started by a husband and wife team since its early beginnings, Kong Lee Hup Kee Trading (公利合记货易公司) is one of those rare stalls where you will see a lady opening durians for you. Prices are reasonable and their friendly service is often raved about at this stall.

Block 440, Pasir Ris Drive 6, #01-03, Singapore 510440
+65 9851 7753
Mon to Fri: 10am – 7pm
Sat & Sun: 10am – 7.30pm
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10. Ah Seng Durian

Ah Seng Durian Honest Durians

Another long-established stall in Singapore, Ah Seng Durian is probably the most well-known durian seller in the Western part of Singapore.

All of them undergo a strict quality check before being placed in the stall for sale. Ah Seng even makes personal visits to the plantation to ensure that the fruits are aromatic and fleshy so that they’ll satisfy all your cravings.

Block 20 Ghim Moh Market, #01-119, Singapore 270020
+65 9465 6160
Mon to Fri: 1.30pm – 8.30pm
Sat & Sun: 1.30pm – 6.30pm 

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11. Durian Kaki

Durian Kaki Honest Durians

Durian Kaki in Yishun may be a new face to many. Started by a group of young fanatics in 2015, this store is the modern version of your regular durian stall.

Bright modern signage, chalkboard menus, glass panels, feature walls, and air-conditioning give the durian stall a bit of a café vibe. Who says that selling durian is only for the “uncles”? We can rest easy, knowing that our durian-eating traditions will carry on with these young sellers.

18 Yishun Avenue 9, #01-83, Junction 9, Singapore 768892
+65 8405 8509
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