Mao Shan Wang Prices Dropping Due To Fall In Demand

Mao Shan Wang (MSW) lovers, brace yourselves, for it’s time for another round of good ol’ durian feasting.

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That’s because the year-end durian season is upon us again and prices are getting ridiculously low.

MSW durians are currently are going for just $16 – $20/kg. Prices are expected to drop even more due to a fall in demand.

Why MSW so popular?

Ask any Singaporean durian fan about their favourite durian, and 9 times out of 10, you’ll hear the words “Mao Shan Wang”.

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For the uninitiated, MSW durians are all the richest and creamiest ones around.

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Its distinct shade of yellow is immediately recognisable and the flesh’s bittersweet note gives durian lovers an instant mouthgasm.

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Where to get MSW durian

Have we succeeded in whetting your appetite for MSW durians? So here are a few stores you can head to for your MSW fix.

1. Ah Seng Durian

A fan of eating durians on rustic red plastic chairs and wooden tables? Then head to Ah Seng Durian at Ghim Moh Market.

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Uncle Steven, the owner of the shop is extremely passionate and knowledgeable about the fruit. Check out a video of him here:

Price: $19/kg
Address: Blk 20 #01-119-122, Ghim Moh Market, Singapre 270020
Opening hours: Mon – Sun, 10am – 8pm
Contact no: 9465 6160

2. Combat Durian

Craving a durian treat after a meal around Orchard Road? Look no further than Combat Durian, a 10-minute drive away.

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Owner Mr Ang is in his 70s now and has been plying the durian trade since young. So you’re in good hands, given his decades of experience handling the spiky tropical fruit.

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Is it just us or do his wrinkles resemble the folds on durian flesh?

Price: $18/kg
Address: 249 Balestier Road, Singapore 329714
Opening hours: Mon – Sun, 12pm – 10pm
Contact no: 9278 9928

3. 227 Katong Durian

Friends from overseas might be curious about durians and the best place to bring them to is 227 Katong Durian along East Coast Road.

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Housed in a cozy shophouse across the famous 328 Katong Laksa, you and your friend can kill 2 birds with 1 stone by indulging in 2 must-try Singaporean dishes.

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Price: $19/kg
Address: 227 East Coast Road, Singapore 428924
Opening hours: Mon – Sun, 10.30am – 10.30pm
Contact no: 9751 4828

Will we see $10/kg MSW durians again?

If you’re MSW-obsessed like us, you definitely want MSW prices to hit $10/kg, like they did earlier this year.

That’ll certainly be our Christmas wish for Santa this year.

Those who find the rich-tasting MSW overly-gelak, will enjoy these alternatives:

Also check out this video where we experience life as a durian seller for a day.

Featured image from Durian Fever