22 Yio Chu Kang, #01-01
Tel: 9675-1821, 9100-7717
Open: 2pm to 1am daily
This family-run business sells over 10 varieties at its headquarters every day. Prices start from $3.50 per kg for the lower grades of D24, D1 and D13.Its range of durian puffs, crepes, tarts and pudding are excellent and highly recommended.
True durian fanatics can even ask them to organise durian parties for private functions and corporate events.It has three other branches at 777 Upper Serangoon Road, #01-02/03; SuntecTower 2, Fountain Food Terrace, Basement Stall 3; #01-17 Bukit Panjang Plaza.
183 Sims Avenue
Open: 11am to 4am daily
This shop owns 4ha of durian plantations in Malaysia, which supply the fruit to its outlets here.
Half of the business is wholesale, the other half is retail through more than10 outlets, including kiosks in Shop N Save and Giant supermarkets.It specialises in mau shan wang, selling it at $13 to $15 per kg. It also sells cheaper varieties at 50 cents and $1 each.
Wonderful Fruit Enterprise
260 Sims Avenue, Lorong 25A
Opens: 24 hours
In business for over 10 years, this stall imports a staggering 500 baskets a day (a basket contains about 50 durians).
Its speciality is mau shan wang, with 50 baskets of it on sale every day.
Prices range between $12 and $15 per kg.
With about 20 kiosk outlets scattered islandwide in Cold Storage supermarkets,this chain also sells kampung durians at 50 cents and $1 each.
Sin Kian Choon
Block 18 Jalan Membina #01-08
(opposite Tiong Bahru Plaza)
Open: 9am to 9pm daily
In business for more than 30 years, this well-stocked shop offers up to 40 eye-popping varieties of fruit every day.
It is especially crowded at lunch time, when customers check out its range of goodies that spill onto the footpath.
Spotted last week were Xinjiang melons ($3.80 each), Vietnamese dragonfruit($3.50 per kg), Zhugana mango ($2.80 per kg) and American donut peaches ($1.80each).
Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre
Blocks 18 to 26
Open: 8.30am to 6.30pm; Mondays to Saturdays
If you plan to buy fruit in bulk, head to a wholesale centre, where prices could be as much as 30 per cent lower.
Here, fruit businesses both big and small are gathered within blocks 18 to 26.
Check out the larger units, which are more ready to serve retail customers.
One of the biggest, Hupco Trading in Block 20, sells various types of fruit in2kg, 5kg, 10kg or 20kg boxes. Varieties include mango, rambutan, longan and South African mandarin.
Holland Village Market
Corner of Lorong Liput and Lorong Mambong
Open: 8am to 6.30pm daily
There are only three fruit stalls here, but each one carries an impressive range, selling everything from ordinary apples and oranges to more exotic varieties.
At HV Fresh Supply last week, Brazilian cherry apples went for 30 cents each,Californian cherries at $25 per kg and Australian mandarins at $4 per kg.
Tiong Bahru Market
30 Seng Poh Road
Open: 7am to 8pm daily
The ground floor of this famous market boasts a long, vibrant stretch of six fruit stalls.
Each one has counters packed end-to-end with mouth-watering fruit of every kind, and some hanging from the rafters.
You'd probably find yourself buying some even if you didn't intend to.
Varieties spotted last week include Japanese grapes at $10 per packet,Australian pears at $2 for three and custard apples at $4 per kg.