Flea/ Street Markets in Singapore

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Flea & Street Markets in Singapore

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  • Melanie T
    New York City, NY4,382 contributions
    Went around 7 PM on a Monday and a lot of things were closed already, which was super disappointing because according to Google maps, Maxwell doesn't close until 2 AM. I guess it really just depends on the stall and if they sell out. We ate a couple of skewers and some fresh fruit juices just to hold us over.

    We came back here the same night at around 11:30 for a midnight snack and almost everything was closed. We ended up getting food from this one stall with a massive line. We found out they had a massive line because it was one of the only ones left that was still selling food. It was a stall selling wantan mee, which wasn't bad.

    The one we wanted to check out - Tian Tian Chicken Rice, was already closed at that time. Luckily, our hotel was only about a 10 minute walk away so we came back early on another day and there was no line for it. That was around 9:30 in the morning, and on the flip side - I noticed a lot of stalls weren't open yet. That being said, they probably stagger their opening times based on their competition/clientele? But I don't know, that could be a Mel fact.

    Definitely worth checking out a few times (only if you're staying nearby. If not, you should probably only come once and it should be early for Tian Tian) because it seems if you come at different times, different stalls will be open.
    Written 1 December 2022
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  • Grover R
    Pensacola, FL16,956 contributions
    Singapore is known for its Hawker Centers and this may be the most famous do to its appearance on Crazy Rich Asians. We spent the morning visiting temples and shopping in Chinatown. While it was a couple of blocks we simply felt we had to visit. I got chicken and rice and my wife got the dumplings. The food was great and we enjoyed the ambiance as well. The architecture is impressive and as a bonus the center is on Robinson Road for all the Robinsons out there like myself.
    Written 27 February 2020
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  • doran96
    Preston, UK17 contributions
    Tasty food and great atmosphere! Well worth a visit for reasonably priced authentic food. Wouldn’t hesitate to visit again. Remember to bring some little wipes as your hands will be covered in Satay sauce afterwards!
    Written 2 December 2022
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  • annminky
    United States1,532 contributions
    While strolling along Orchard Road, I happen to see this building. When you’re inside, lots of small shops, some of them were closed. The best part of exploring this place is I happen to see a shop for massage. I had a 30 minute foot massage and my feet were happy 😃
    Written 13 August 2022
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  • Janja
    London, UK152 contributions
    I was interested to try something bit different, so I headed to this market in Geyland not far away from the East Coast park. I haven't tried Malaysian food before and I didn't want to order a particular dish, so I just asked the old lady about each ingredient and decided there and then. I enjoyed the experience very much, the only thing you should remember is the cultural aspect of Malaysians. Most of the visitors were of Muslim religion and it was very awkward to have the eyes of locals on my bare shoulders and legs.
    Written 30 January 2020
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  • HKeater
    Tashkent Province, Uzbekistan30,898 contributions
    Very nice small boutique shopping mall with architecture and layout far more interesting than the shops it houses.

    Renovated a short while ago, the building looks bright and welcoming. And with the newly opened Orchard Boulevard station right next to it, access is now much easier.
    Written 14 November 2022
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  • Hawkeye4077
    Maitland, Australia550 contributions
    I could have spent a couple of hours exploring the fresh food stalls full of fish, fruits, herbs and spices. The warren of shops provide a heady experience of aromas, alas, other family members just found it too smelly.
    Written 11 July 2019
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  • MarineAir10
    Vancouver, WA801 contributions
    This was a fun place to spend time and look, although buying was not an option due to our traveling. It certainly made me wish that it was in my home city, especially for the seafood.
    Written 30 May 2019
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  • SagaloutsTour
    Gerrards Cross, UK1,113 contributions
    This used to be where stolen goods were brought to be sold, now just a flea market and soon to be developed. Now only an historical point, unless you want to buy second hand stuff
    Written 23 October 2017
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  • MPcop
    Singapore, Singapore11 contributions
    The interior design is trendy & chic! The vibe is restaurant is fun & vibrant. Great place for friday night out with friends before hitting the clubs! The food hits the right spot and the Pisco Sour is addictive! Most of the starters are really nice like the Quail, halloumi and King fish Collar. For the the main course the beef cheeks is my firm favorite. :D Loved the caramel crème brûlée but the crowd favorite seemed to be the apple crumble.
    Written 10 July 2013
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  • kim buay p
    Singapore, Singapore11,086 contributions
    Lai Chun Yuen was the main landmark on Smith Street. It was built in 1887 and was a very popular theatre for Cantonese opera. It was designed by Regent Alfred Bidwell from Swan and Maclaren. In fact, the nickname given by the Chinese for this street is "theatre street". However it is probably named after Sir Cecil Clementi Smith who was the Governor of the Straits Settlements. He was very popular with the Chinese community.
    Smith Street was a well-known red-light district in the early 1900s. Lai Chun Yuen was the epitome of vice and there were private cubicles designed for discreet activities and opium smoking was a common sight in the theatre. The most notorious brothel was located at No 65 which has been demolished to build the Chinatown Complex.
    Now Smith Street is popular with tourists due to Chinatown Food Street.
    Yip Yew Chong painted three murals here:
    1) "My Chinatown Home" -It depicts his first home in Sago Lane. His grandmother was portrayed sewing a patchwork blanket. The children playing Ludo were the artist and his siblings. His mother was frying the new year sticky cake in the kitchen. He also painted common things used long ago such as the cassette player, the cane, mosquito coil, door bell, wall gecko and the rat trap.
    2) "Detective Conan in Chinatown"
    3) "Letter writer"-in olden days, letter writers often wrote letters for the migrant workers to their families back in China. They also wrote calligraphy for Chinese New Year couplets. he painted this mural with his two children.
    Many of the Chinese Baroque shophouses here have secondary pilasters, Corinthian capitals. cornices and Regency fanlights
    Written 4 February 2021
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  • bcheong
    Shanghai, China26,078 contributions
    My friend brought me here for the chicken rice. There are 2-3 chicken rice stalls, we went to the one at the corner. Good and cheap comfort food
    Written 16 December 2019
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