Durian Delivery – yes, please!

I remember how my family used to gather around to watch as my grandma and my uncle would use the chopper to hack open the durians and pry them open. In fact, even within the past decade, I remember my husband doing that for me. Eventually though, convenience won and we started to just buy those in the styrofoam boxes.

Although it takes the excitement out of finding out just how many seeds of durian there are inside, ultimately, we really just want to eat the creamy fruit.

When Durian Delivery wanted to send over some of their durians for my family to try, it was an invitation that I simply couldn’t turn down. I’m more selective about reviews these days because there’re only 24 hours in a day and I hope to only showcase what interests my family or something I find worth my effort.

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Durian Delivery sounded particularly interesting because they aren’t just the run of the mill type of delivery. These durians are freshly plucked durians from their own plantation in Malaysia and delivered to Singapore for packing and delivered to your doorstep within 6-12 hours. You can read more about the delivery process here. Apparently, what we normally eat in Singapore is a day-old durian.

So, I had to try these super fresh durians.

And they didn’t disappoint.

Durian Delivery provided us with three types of durian – Mao Shan Wang, Hand-picked Royal Old Tree MSW Durian and XO D24.

Durian Delivery

Each pack has 400g of durian. I weighed all the packs and they were a bit more than 400g 😀

Durian Delivery

Durian Delivery

Durian Delivery

I must make a mention that the durians are really very well sealed. They are air sealed, so there was no smell of durian at all – until we opened the packaging of course.

Durian Delivery

I had intended to bring it over when I went over for dinner at my mum’s last week but we had to push that back a day due to unforeseen circumstances so we only shared two packs with my mum and aunt.

My hubby and I decided to eat up the box of Hand-picked Royal Old Tree MSW Durian ourselves that very evening it was delivered and it was marvellous!

Durian Delivery

This breed of durians is definitely one of the most premium you can find. It is plucked only from the oldest trees. And at Durian Delivery’s plantations, these trees are given premium fertiliser, and the durians are secured and tracked, even as they are growing.

The Royal MSW was truly finger-licking good. They were more sweet than bitter, and oh so creamy. And because the seeds are all so small and shrivelled, there was so much durian to devour.

Durian Delivery

The MSW was good too, though there was a noticeable difference in the texture and taste compared to the Royal MSW. Also more sweet than bitter, the seeds were similarly small and shrivelled. My mum and aunt both preferred the MSW to the XO D24.

The XO D24 was good too but my personal preference is still the Royal MSW. Actually before this, I never really had a preference for durians. Durian is durian. But now I see that I actually prefer the MSW breed. But this is personal preference of course.

If you feel that these durians are pricier than those you can find out there, besides the fact that Durian Delivery’s durians are more premium, and you’re paying for quality, there’s actually more durian in their pack (400g) compared to the usual 230g-300g of durian you get in the styrofoam pack elsewhere.

Whether or not it’s durian season, there’s never a time to say no to durians, especially if you are a durian lover. Do give Durian Delivery a go!

 

Disclosure: We were invited to taste Durian Delivery’s fresh durians. No monetary compensation was provided.

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My Little Climbing Room Review

During the December holidays, we went to check out My Little Climbing Room, a safe haven for rock climbing for children, especially for beginners. We were invited to the rock-climbing facility prior to it opening its doors to the public but we only managed to make a trip down in December.

My Little Climbing RoomIf your child is new to rock climbing, this is a good place to start. We had previously scaled the wall at The Cliff at Jurong East, and back then my little one didn’t dare to. Can’t blame him since the wall at The Cliff is much higher and also not built with little ones in mind.

At My Little Cimbing Room, it offers a shorter wall and closer holds since it’s specially designed to cater for children’s height and reach. This means children can safely build self-confidence in the sport. Anyway, after the tedious packing and unpacking, and the massive cleaning of our big move, we were all glad to finally bring the kids out for a fun time to expend their boundless energy.

My Little Climbing Room

My Little Climbing Room

My Little Climbing Room features a 4m tall wall:

My Little Climbing Room

I like that it’s not too tall for the younger kids and it really is less daunting.

My Little Climbing Room

There are also 3 levels of difficulties for each coloured wall which adds to the fun and challenge.

My Little Climbing Room

When you complete all the challenges, you’ll even get a reward!:

My Little Climbing Room

My Little Climbing Room

The level 3 tasks were really challenging, even for my girl who’ll be turning 10 this year. And she’s pretty strong for someone of her petite stature. Needless to say, it was a real struggle trying to complete level 3 tasks for my boy! But he was motivated enough to keep trying and eventually did it in the 1.5hour session.

Apart from the 4m-tall wall, there are three more walls which are really quite fascinating!

My Little Climbing Room

There’s (1) the obstacle wall:

My Little Climbing Room

The obstacle wall is easy for older kids but might be a bit of a challenge for the younger ones.

(2) augmented reality wall

My Little Climbing Room

The kids enjoyed this wall out of the three because of the race to tap all the ‘dots’ on the wall in the fastest timing, so you can keep working on your personal best timing.

(3) number wall

My Little Climbing Room

First, generate a number randomly:

My Little Climbing Room

Then climb and touch the number:

My Little Climbing Room

I thought some of the numbers could be placed higher so that there would be more of a challenge.

Apart from rock climbing, there’s also a hangout zone where kids can climb the ladder, traverse the monkey bar, scale the rope or swing on the wrecking ball. A maximum of 2 kids is allowed at any one time at the hangout zone for safety.

My Little Climbing Room

There’s also a Wheelie Zone:

My Little Climbing Room

There are a couple of these wheelies and balance toys lying around and the balance toys are not easy!

During the 1.5 hour slot, it’s 30 mins free play, followed by 30 mins of group games, and lastly 30 mins free play.

My Little Climbing Room

Group games!

Back to climbing!:

My Little Climbing Room

One important thing to take note of is that the recommended adult-child ratio is 1:1, for family bonding but more crucially to ensure safety. Grippy socks are a must for the kids. If you don’t have socks, you can purchase them there before your session.

My Little Climbing Room

At the end of the session, you get to bring back a free photo!:

My Little Climbing Room

The kids had loads of fun and are looking forward to their next session! To book a session, you can click here. Here is the FAQ and the price list.

 

My Little Climbing Room

Promenade @ Pelikat 
183 Jalan Pelikat #B1-101 S(537643)

Email: contact@mylittleclimbingroom.com
Tel: 9726 3650

Disclosure: We were invited to check out the rock-climbing facilities. No monetary compensation was received.
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