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Wet markets in Singapore: 19 shopping spots for fresh food

We’ve already given you the best supermarkets in Singapore – for western treats, frozen meats and more – and now it’s time to geek up on shopping the local way, at one of our glorious wet markets.

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We show you how to find the cheapest vegetables, meat and seafood in town

There are a number of huge food centres are dotted across Singapore, crammed with fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and seafood at fabulous wholesale prices. Sure, they can be crowded and, sure, they can get a little stinky, but they’re sure worth it for the cheap, juicy produce.

We’ve listed all the wet markets we can possibly think of below (many of which include tasty hawker stalls), but if you can think of more, give us a shout on Twitter or Facebook. Check out the details, set aside a few hours to explore the stalls and get stuck in. For tips on how to approach shopping at wet markets for the first time, check out this handy guide by our local food expert.


Chinatown Wet Market

Chinatown Complex, 335 Smith St, Singapore 050335

  • One of the biggest wet markets in Singapore
  • A great place to try out exotic dried foods
  • Imports fresh vegetables from Malaysia
  • Has a traditional Chinese twist

Tekka Wet Market – Little India

#01-201 Buffalo Rd, Singapore 210665

  • This huge wet market has some of the best, least expensive Indian food in town
  • Traditional style (we’re talking wet floors and strong smells)
  • A popular spot for vegetables and poultry

Tiong Bahru Wet Market

#02-74, 30 Seng Poh Road, Singapore 168898

  • This good-sized wet market has two floors – the ground level is for fresh produce, while upstairs is rammed with hawker stalls
  • A handful of flower aunties – treat yourself to a bunch on the way out
  • Well ventilated (sounds boring, but you’ll appreciate it!)

Whampoa Wet Market

92 Whampoa Drive, Singapore 320092

  • This handy spot near Balestier Road is known for BBQ seafood and tasty chicken wings
  • Praised for cleanliness and organization

Kuriya Japanese Fresh Fish Market – Jurong Point

1 Jurong West Central 2, Jurong Point Shopping Centre, Singapore 648886

  • Packed with fresh juicy fish from Japan
  • Throw in oodles of sushi, sashimi, bento and more
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This chap is waiting for your fish order

Geylang Serai Wet Market

1 Geylang Serai, Singapore 402001

  • Serving up traditional Malaysian food
  • The first floor is home to the market, the second houses Malay hawkers
  • Boasts some of the lowest prices for Malay cuisine in Singapore

Telok Blangah Crescent Market

11 Telok Blangah Crescent, Singapore 090011

  • This central spot specializes in Thai food stalls
  • Perched next to Mount Faber, take a nice walk before picking up your groceries
  • Try the fish ball noodles, it’s a local fave

 

Kebun Baru Market

226D Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, Singapore 564226

  • This market in Ang Moh Kio has been recently renovated
  • Handily located next to the shopping centre
  • Known for great meat, particularly chicken

Ghim Moh Market

20 Ghim Moh Rd, Singapore 270020

  • These sellers near Holland Village are known for providing great service
  • Many owners have been proudly selling for over 30 years
  • A great selection of fruit and vegetables

Admiralty Wet Market

678 Woodlands Ave 6, Singapore 730678

  • A great spot for fish, fish, fish
  • One of the cheapest stores on the island

Senoko Fishery Post

31 Attap Valley Road #02-29, Singapore 759908

  • Head to this market on the border for fish at insanely low prices
  • With exotic seafood on offer, it’s a popular spot for local chefs

Empress Road Market

7 Empress Rd, Singapore 260007

  • This market is popular with expats, located right next to Farrer MRT
  • Around 60 market stalls, and 40 hawker spots
  • Has a few Western specials, including cheap jalapenos

Clementi Market and Food Centre

448 Clementi Ave 3, Singapore 120448

  • This market can get busy, but it’s worth it (we promise!)
  • Famous for a cracking fish soup
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Would you like some fruit with your fruit?

Holland Drive Market

44 Holland Drive, Singapore 270044

  • Closed for renovations until January 2014
  • The sheer amount of live fish gave it a somewhat funky smell

Siang Heng Fish Merchant

17 Kalidasa Ave, Singapore 789396

  • Another great spot to pick up wholesale seafood

Bukit Merah View Market and Food Centre

115 Bukit Merah View, Singapore 151115

  • Newly updated
  • Be sure to visit the carrot cake stall, which is over 60 years old

Golden Mile Food Centre

505 Beach Road, Singapore 199583

  • Also an army market, where you can pick up camping equipment and army surplus gear
  • Popular with the Thai community, who flock to the noodle stalls

Marine Parade Market

Blk 84 Marine Parade Central, Singapore 440084

  • Serving the East Coast lovelies
  • You can grab a little bit of everything here, with 143 market stands

Toa Payoh Central Market

127 Lorong 1 Toa Payoh, Singapore 310127

  • Grab your fresh produce and meat after getting your Western bits from nearby supermarket
  • Conveniently close to Toa Payoh MRT

For more helpful tips head to our living in Singapore section.

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