Are you craving for some delicious, bittersweet durian to complete your day? Or maybe, you’ve tried McDonald’s D24 Durian McFlurry and that just wasn’t enough durian for you?
In Singapore, the king of fruits is possibly one of the best, yet the most expensive, fruit to enjoy. And normal people like me who don’t earn a lot (boss, are you reading this?), getting your durian fix isn’t something that you can usually do.
If your wildest dream is to drown in bittersweet durian flesh, for cheap, this is your month.
Because for the month of July? Durians in Singapore are selling.
Malaysia experiencing an oversupply of durian
If you’ve been paying attention to Malaysia’s weather, it’s been pretty hot.
And that’s a good thing because durians ripen quicker in hot weather, which led to an oversupply of durians in Singapore.
Basic demand vs supply theory in economics says that, if supply is more than demand, prices are going to fall.
The more the supply is, the higher it’ll fall.
And this July, we’re talking about a drop of not just 10%, not just 20% but more than 50%.
A typical mao shan wang durian like this is selling at $12-15 per kg right now. It usually costs about $28 to $35 in Singapore.
And a D24 durian like the one above is selling at $5, instead of the usual $15.