12 Must-try Fruits of Singapore

1. Starfruit
Very juicy and refreshing fruit. Green ones are not ripe; try yellow ones for better taste.

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2. Mango
It has a very rich aroma, sweet, similar to peach. Thailand originated ones are my favourite.

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3. ‘Early Campbell’ grape
Very aromatic variety of grape. This is my favourite grape. Its seeds are big and tasty too. You can find it in a very short period of time, around Sept-Nov. It is mainly produced in Korea and Japan.

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4. Passion fruit
I came across this fruit in a breakfast in out honeymoon and fell in love with it. It is a very refreshing sweet-sour taste. Chew all the seeds for maximum taste!

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5. Guava
It has a not-so-sweet but delicious, juicy taste. The texture is like a quince. The part in the centre with seeds is much softer than the rest of the fruit. The best ones are from Taiwan.

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6. Mangosteen
It is a small and ugly fruit but has a very sweet and unique taste. Its outer peel is thick, its flesh looks like garlic but has a smoother texture. Must try fruit in South-east Asia.

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7. Papaya
I knew papaya before coming to Singapore. However Singapore’s papaya is much bigger and tasty than what I had tried before. It has an orange color like pumpkin and lots of seeds inside. One fruit might be sufficient for four-six people.

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8. Dragon fruit
It is a pretty fruit with dark pink outer part. Its flesh is white with black seeds. It is juicy but does not have a strong taste.

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9. Rambutan/lychee
It is a small fruit, visually similar to horse chestnut with its spines.its flesh is on white color and its taste is similar to sweet grapes.

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10. Salah
It is another unique fruit with its very different outer part. Its brown peel is similar to snake skin. Its flesh tastes like pear.

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11. Pomelo / Shaddock
It may be the biggest citrus in the world. It taste like a sweet grapefruit, but it is definitely enough for 4-6 people.

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12. Durian
This is a kind of fruit people hate or love. It is called as “the king of the fruits”. It is a totally unique fruit that you should try when you come to Singapore or any other country in the region. You may hate it like me, or love it a lot. It has a very strong undesirable smell. Therefore, it is not allowed on public transportation in Singapore.

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