Perusing the fruit stalls in Chinatown is one of my favourite summer pastimes. There are so many inspiring shapes and colours, and something new to discover every trip.

1. Clementines in paper-lined boxes

2. Dark cherries nearly sold out

3. Pomegranates with stickers

4. The many different plastic mesh containers

5. Lychee in furry-looking clusters

6. Netted pomelos

7. Paper-lined crates of baby banana bunches

8. Nesting figs on styrofoam trays 

9. Carved-down coconuts 

10. Mini mangos in sun-bathed piles 

11. Mystery nuts

12. Carefully packaged fruits; shrink wrapped prickly pear and netted quince

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