Durian Fan in his Durian T-Shirt!

It was about a month ago that Petr started corresponding with me about his interest in the durian t-shirt. We got ourselves organized and Petr asked me to get 2 of them for him. I admit that I was very anxious about sizes and as I had no idea about Petr’s upper body dimensions, it was all going to be a bit of a guess. In addition to my concerns, the Museum Shop had very few left and in limited sizes (it’s running out everyone!!) and I suppose many of our blog readers or durian fans in Singapore/Malaysia have headed over there to get their own.

Anyway, I managed to secure the very last men’s medium and one men’s large size t-shirt for Petr. The T-shirts come in quite fitting cuts, so I could see on the mannequin that even I could wear a medium (although it might be a bit loose on me), so I thought Petr should have an “L” size as I expect him to be taller than me and probably more muscular!

He sent me this photo to share with everyone. Petr, I think the t-shirt fits you perfectly! Enjoy wearing it and please share the durian biology with everyone in Denmark! It fits you perfectly 🙂

Hey! Where’d you get that nice looking Durian T-Shirt? 🙂

Museum shop update: No more sizes for women, only men’s t-shirts available in Large or X-Large. According to the shop staff, no intention to re-print anymore once they run out….


Durian Frostbites available beside the Singapore Merlion

SW and I had about 90 minutes and decided to use it to walk around the Marina Bay. We started off by meandering from the Esplanade (the Big Durian roof) round to the DNA bridge and down onto the board walk by MBS. It was a cloudy day and after a quick purchase of soda water at the 7-eleven, proceeded with our onward stroll towards Collyer Quay and round to the Fullerton waterside restaurants.

As we negotiated the very designer and tricky staircase downwards toward the pavement leading to the connector back to the Esplanade (sorry if this sounds convoluted but if you’ve been there, you’ll know exactly what I mean), I turned and a very bright and cheerful signboard caught my eye.

Cool ice cream stand facing the Merlion

Aha blinking lights which remind me of a fairground and a very colorfully designed logo which I guess appeals to women and children alike. I had to take a closer look to see what sort of product range they were offering.

Durians are on top of the menu

Well lo and behold, fancy seeing the special flavor featured on top of the menu – DURIAN!!

At more than twice the price of the standard fruity sorbets, the Mao Shan Wang gets premium position. Even the D24 standard variety of durian costs 20% less but still twice that of the sorbets.

Above the display counter there was this promo leaflet. Looking at it, you can tell their intended tourist target (it’s not in Dutch, French of German).

Claim to fame for Durian ice lolly

Durian Ice Lollies, kept separately

Looking at the freezer display, I asked where the durian flavored lollies were located (none in sight). The attendant told me: ” Oh, we keep the durian lollies separately in the freezer back here because the smell is so strong!”

I said “show me” just to test that they really had it in stock. He pulled out a box containing the durian lollies and I didn’t want them to defrost so I indicated that I believed him and he could return them to their freezing chamber. But I forgot to ask him if it was the MSW or the D24. Well, benefit of the doubt, I suppose they should have both.