Heartland Gems @ South West
Top Durian Station
King of the tropical fruits
From a small makeshift stall at Jurong West, Top Durian Station has now a couple of branches island wide, and now even considerable online clout. But come down to where the action is, where you can see the famed durian chopping uncles with their feared durian knives, cutting open these thorny husky fruits as if they were eggshells.
Address: Blk 372 Bukit Batok Street 31, #01-350, Singapore 650372
With access to their own farm plots and old trees in Malaysia, Top Durian Station is worth a visit anytime. Check out the grey husks from their supply of old trees, proof of authenticity! They source from their own durian plantations in Johore Bahru, Malaysia.
They carry the latest Butter King, Red Prawn & Black Gold, and of course the ever standard range of Mao Shan Wang, Gold Phoenix, XO and D13 range of durians. If you would like to choose your own durians, they can husk and package for you on the spot.
And honestly, unless you are there super early to ask the uncle about durians, it's never a good idea to disturb someone when there’s a long line of people queuing for durians, and he’s stressed and armed with a knife. So check out the to-do list of different durian flavours!
Did You Know?
Ever wondered if durians are only available during “Durian Season”? What about the rest of the year? Well, you are about to find out.
The “Durian Season” is usually between June to September. Singapore sourced most of the durian supply from her neighbour, Malaysia. Apparently, different types of durians have different seasons throughout the year, they are known as the “Minor Season”. However, most durian lovers only purchase during “Durian Season” because of the significant drop in prices due to the increase in durian supply. Hence, the most experienced durian enthusiast would patiently wait for the peak of the “Durian Season” to get the “best deal” and perhaps even host “Durian Parties” with their loved ones.
Now you know their secret, if you are craving for some durians, head over to Top Durian Station to get yourself some creamy goodness.
The Durian Drop
Tap the left and right arrows to catch the falling durians.
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Had fun learning more about your neighbourhood yet? Download the Locomole app to access our Bukit Gombak trail with 15 featured locations, with more exciting games and information, all at your fingertips.
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What is Locomole?
Locomole is an experiential discovery travel guide app with AR/MR enabled immersive experience driven by Extended-Reality (XR).
A travel guide at your fingertips
Discover an immersive world around your neighbourhood as a local. Empower yourself with self-guided trails, local hotspots, places of interest and the confidence to get lost in their discovery.
A total experience
Connect and create memories through local experiences via AR/VR features. Interactive learning and rewarding experiences through gamification and rewards.
Heartland Gems @ South West
The South West Community Development Council (CDC), in collaboration with Corporate Alliance for Good Ltd (CAforGood), LDR Technology Pte Ltd (LDR), SG Digital Office (SDO), and the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), are launching the first of its kind, Heartland Gems @ South West Augmented Reality (AR) Trail on 2 July 2022.
This initiative aims to encourage residents to appreciate the rich history, culture and heritage of the heartlands and learn new digital skills in support of the Digital for Life (DfL) movement.
The inaugural trail at Bukit Gombak comprises 15 interesting scenic spots such as the Little Guilin and local food delicacies at the Neighbourhood Food Centre. Through the use of augmented reality and QR code placed strategically along the trails, residents can discover interesting facts and history about the places and stories of the hawkers and merchants, enjoy little games at the various spots and take fun photos with 3D AR objects.
For the convenience of customers, there are coffee shops like Air Pasang, shops and stalls like Top Durian, and Sin Chwee Mini Mart which accept E-payments and allow customers to transact digitally using their mobile phones. Customers can also use their CDC vouchers to pay for their purchases.
Come experience this special AR trail now, and enjoy the heartland gems Bukit Gombak can offer!