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Different types of Durian

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Here are different types of Durian shown above and some recommended below.

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D24 – Bittersweet in taste, with small seed and flesh in dark yellow color.

This is one of the most expensive varieties.

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XO – It has bitter taste and XO aftertaste. This is one of the most expensive among all.

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Hong Xia- (meaning red prawn) the flesh in the color of cooked prawn, thin and orangey, strong aroma.

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Mao Shan Wang- (meaning mountain cat king) the flesh that is firm on the outside, creamy on the inside. Having the most satisfying of all durians types, having said that, this is considered the best among all.

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Red, Orange meat- one of the rare varieties, fruits are very small and can be held by one palm. Both are considered as Wild Durians.

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Esplanade – The biggest Durian in the world

How to choose Durian?

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Is Durian’s Season now, some tips you may like to follow while choosing a king of fruit!

First, pick up a durian by using a towel cloth or a glove and give a gentle shake. If the sound is dull and subtle, this is just right. If it is knocking sound, the fruit is not ripe enough. It there is no sound; the fruit may be too ripe and taste bitterness (to some, bitterness is the best taste among).

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Second, durian should smell little fragrant. Too pungent may indicates the fruit is too ripe.

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Third, some seller allows open up the shell slightly to examine the flesh. It should feel soft and tender not watery and hard.

Fourth, buy back home and test personally.

Wild growing Albizia tree

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Due to the fast growing speed, Albizia tree (Falcataria moluccana) has never been the roadside tree in Singapore. The trees were first grown in Singapore Botanic Gardens in 1870 and later shifted to waste ground where it start proliferate.

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Albizia is a can grow from sapling to a tree in 35 feet (10.7m) tall, within 13 months. The huge number of seeds in pods can multiply in the wild.

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Although, the tree is beautiful and widely spread like a green canopy. But the branches may prone to fall over the stormy rain, and cast a danger to the road users. Since then, Albizia tree has been out under Tree Conservation Area (TCA) due to it reality and practicality.

The ten common trees in Singapore

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Introduce 10 common trees in Singapore, wishing them shade you from the summer sun and bring you the joy of greenery.

rain tree 01Rain Tree

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Angsana

yellow flame treeYellow Flame

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Senegal Mahogany

broad-leafed mahoganyBroad-leafed Mahogany

tembusu tree 01Tembusu Tree

sea apple 01Sea Apple

saga tree 01Saga Tree

trumpet tree (www.nparks.gov.sg)
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Trumpet Tree

Terminalia catappa - overall, unpruned in a stateland
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Sea Almond

We are extinction

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Due to the rapid urbanization grows in Singapore, some species that are presumed nationally extinct.

This information may leads you recall when is your last encounter with nature on the earthy ground.

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Watering-Pot Shell

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Walking Flower Mantis

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Singapore Brown Tarantula

Am I cute enough at this age?

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Singapore kids have one of the highest rates of myopia in the world. About one out of two children under 12 have to wear glasses. To some, are cute and adorable. To some are related genetic that couldn’t help much.

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Stay a distance from the computer, television. If not, you will be spending extra money to heal the problems in the future.

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I meant it!

Singapore’s most popular dog breeds

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According to AVA (Agri-food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore) records, below are the tops 10 most popular dog breeds in Singapore.

pic11) Shih Tzu

pic32) Mixed breed such as Spoodle

pic53) Jack Russell Terrier

pic74) Maltese

pic95) Miniature Schnauzer

pic126) Golden Retrievers

 pic147) Chihuahua

pic168) Poodle

pic179) Labrador Retriever

pic2010) Pomeranian

unlisted 01West Highland White Terrier – unlisted