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Johnny Tan, possibly the most dashing Singaporean durian seller 8days.sg has ever clapped eyes on, is talking a mile a minute while his phone goes ping! ping! ping! in the background during our interview.

“I’m sorry, you can hear how many orders we have. Once this interview is over, I have to key in 40 to 50 orders into the system,” he says. “We’re looking into an online platform now, because we just can’t cope.”

Dude sounds stressed, but the good news is: the two-week-old durian delivery business he started with three friends and fellow airline captains has taken off in spectacular fashion amid the season. The aptly-named Durian Pilots now sells 150 boxes of the spiky fruit a day – the equivalent of 300 kilos – with service to rival an SQ girl’s.

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