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Fruit supply in Singapore healthy

The supply of fruits to Singapore will remain healthy despite a drop in produce from Malaysia because of a dry spell.

SINGAPORE: The supply of fruits to Singapore will remain healthy despite a drop in produce from Malaysia because of a dry spell.

Importers say there is more than one country that they can get supplies from.

According to the Singapore Fruits and Vegetables Importers and Exporters Association (SFVA), deliveries of papayas from Malaysia will fall by half next week from 12 tons to six tons.

As a result, prices could double.

Imports of other fruits such as guava and pineapple have also been hit by the adverse weather.

The association says about 40 per cent of Singapore's total fruit supply comes from Malaysia.

But if it becomes too expensive or if supply drops significantly, it can import from other countries such as Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia.

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