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Enjoy fresh premium-grade durians at cost price

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Golden Moments offers their VIP Premium Membership allowing members to enjoy fresh premium-grade durians at cost alongside other perks such as vouchers and discounts on products.

Golden Moments is a one-stop-shop for fresh durians, cakes and other durian-focused products that can be delivered straight to the customer. They have recently launched their VIP Premium Membership for SGD 99 annually. Members get to enjoy SGD 165 worth of perks immediately, year-long exclusive discounts of up to 50 percent off fresh durians, SGD 100 in Golden Moments vouchers and FREE Three Legs Cooling Water.


We discuss with Josiah Jeremy, Founder and Managing Director of Golden Moments about durian seasonality and what drinks can we pair durians with.

the Active Age (AA): When are the traditional durian seasons typically for SG and MY?

Josiah Jeremy (JJ): Based on past observations, the durian season typically starts at the end of May. Historically, the durian season usually commences in the first week of June and continues until July.

However, the traditional durian season has undergone a significant change due to changes in the weather conditions. It now spans a period of approximately six months, divided into two distinct three-month intervals.

The first period begins in June and extends until August, while the second period spans from September to either January or February, depending on the prevailing weather conditions.

AA: Are there increasingly more out of season durians available?

JJ: No, not exactly. During the off-season, the availability of fresh durians is severely limited. Nevertheless, because of the strong relationship with our suppliers, we still manage to secure small batches of durians for our customers.

AA: How do they make these off season durians available?

In rare instances, certain durian trees may exhibit early ripening which facilitates the accessibility and availability of durians. With strong relationships with our suppliers, we are able to procure these fresh durians in smaller batches for our customers despite the off season.

AA: What are the main types of durian and their taste profiles?

During the Durian Season, Golden Moments imports a wide range of durian varieties from our trusted suppliers to meet the demands of the market.

However, it is more common for us to encounter.

Mao Shan Wang (MSW) is often known as the “King of Fruits” because they are known to be one of the creamiest, richest, most buttery, bittersweet durians compared to all the other durian varieties.

D13 is affordable and perfect for children and first-time durian tasters due to their ideal balance of 80 percent sweetness and 20 percent bitterness, with a thick, creamy texture that’s similar to a custard bun. While it starts off slightly watery, the flavour gradually intensifies, culminating in a satisfyingly bitter finish that’s complemented by a refreshing citrusy note.

D17 is a unique durian that hails from Bekok Segamat and is truly one-of-a-kind. It boasts a distinctive combination of bitter flavours with a pleasant coffee note, which has earned it the nickname “coffee durian.” With an extremely watery yet thick texture and noticeably wrinkled skin, it bears
a striking resemblance to the renowned Johor XO durian. However, it’s not for the faint of heart as its intense bitterness and watery texture may prove challenging for some.

Red Prawn has a creamy texture and savoury custard flavour that lingers on the palate. These are highly sought after.


AA: What types of drinks do we pair with durians, from traditional to fun?

JJ: Due to the inherent heatiness of durians, it is customary to complement their consumption with beverages that possess cooling properties. This practice aims to counterbalance the heatiness of the fruit. Hence, it is not uncommon to see people to traditionally pair with drinks such as coconut water or even cooling water due to their cooling properties.

In line with this knowledge, Golden Moments has recently collaborated with Three Legs Brand Cooling Water to offer a special promotion for our valued customers. Whenever they sign up for our SGD 99 VIP Membership or purchase 3 Mao Shan Wang durians they will receive 2 bottles of
Three Legs Cooling Water completely free of charge. This collaboration allows our customers to enhance their durian indulgence by enjoying the complementary cooling effects of Three Legs Brand Cooling Water, making their experience even more satisfying.

As a fun and heat-reducing practice, many individuals will pour water onto the husk of the fruit, followed by adding a pinch of salt and drinking it. This method not only adds an element of fun with the experience but typically alleviates heatiness due to the salt water (meaning we don’t actually have to drink it from the husk itself!).

AA: What are some types of durian products that you provide? Which ones are signatures to Golden Moments?

JJ: Our primary focus lies in offering an extensive range of fresh durians, including the highly sought-after Black Gold Mao Shan Wang Fresh Durian. In addition, we also proudly offer an array of delectable durian-based products. These include our renowned celebratory cakes, mooncakes and assorted durian creations.

Among our most popular offerings are the exquisite 24K Signature Galaxy MSW Cake and the delightful Snowskin MSW Mooncake.

AA: Why should a customer consider a membership vs buying when the craving hits them from fruit stalls?

JJ: Joining Golden Moments VIP membership opens up a door of endless benefits which leads to huge cost savings!

For instance, by just paying SGD 99 for the VIP membership, members can immediately enjoy SGD 165 worth of Golden Moments perks such as getting a box (600g) of free fresh Mao Shan Wang durian, SGD 100 Golden Moments E-Vouchers.

In addition, the best part about Golden Moments VIP membership is you may enjoy our fresh durians at 30 percent to 50 percent lower than market rate with unlimited orders, thereby enjoying huge savings.

These prices are notably lower compared to what other shops are selling. This VIP membership privilege also allows customers to enjoy significant savings on our other premium durian products such as cakes, mooncakes etc.

AA: Are there any health benefits to eating durian/durian products?

JJ: According to Chinese folklore, there is a belief that consuming durians can enhance fertility and aid in conceiving babies. As a result, it is quite common to observe both women and men increasing their durian consumption during the season in the hopes of improving their chances of fertility. This traditional practice stems from the belief that durians
possess properties that can positively influence reproductive health and increase the likelihood of conception.

Contrary to popular belief, durians have zero cholesterol and instead have heart-healthy monounsaturated fats which can help to lower levels of bad cholesterol in our body.

Furthermore, durians help to reduce the risk of cancer as it has a high amount of antioxidants like polyphenols which help to illuminate free radicals from the body thus reducing risk of cancer.

Photos attributed to Golden Moments.