Wet Market Singapore

Wet Market in Singapore - The Place for Fresh Produce

In Singapore, wet markets and hawker food centres are usually located in the same building block. Most consumers enjoy eating or getting their takeaway food in the hawker centre, after they complete their grocery shopping in the wet market. Products allowed for sale in wet market stalls are fresh seafood, poultry, pork, mutton, beef, vegetables, eggs, noodles, preserved & dried goods, sundry goods and assorted spices. They are distributed directly from fishery ports and wholesale centres. The products are sold at affordable prices, available in small quantities, providing flexibility for customers to try new recipes. Singapore wet market opening hours are typically from as early as 4am to 2pm. It is recommended to visit the stalls before 7am to buy the freshest produce. 

Stall operators are often owners running their own business. It is interesting to find multi-racial stalls in wet markets in Singapore. You can buy spices and condiments from an Indian stall, vegetables from a Chinese stall, mutton from a Malay stall etc. Some stall owners would share selection tips and recipes too.  Such personalised experience cannot be found in supermarkets where most of the products are prepacked.

You may wonder how the term “wet market” came about? In the past, stall owners used to clean their stalls simply by spraying with water. The wet floors are also caused by the melting of ice from seafood stalls as stall owners used lots of ice to maintain freshness of the seafood. Today, the wet floor conditions have improved due to better drainage and hygiene conditions, making the visit to the wet markets much more pleasant.

Popular Wet Market in Singapore

Geylang Serai Wet Market

Geylang Serai Wet Market is the focal point of the Malay community, where you can find everything you need for Malay Cuisine.

Tekka Centre

Tekka Centre (Zhujiao Centre) (竹脚中心) is one of the largest wet markets in Singapore, and has a diverse range of products, which includes Indian produce, seafood and dried goods.   

Chinatown Complex

Chinatown Complex is the place to go for Chinese cooking ingredients like herbs and spices, as well as exotic seafood.

Block 16 Bedok South Market & Food Centre

Pasar 16 at Bedok

Those staying in the East side of Singapore, would be familiar with Pasar 16 @ Bedok located at Block 16, Bedok South Road. This wet market serves residents staying in Bedok South, Lucky Heights, Siglap and the East Coast area. SGDriedGoods is the first generation of hawkers with an established market stall in Bedok South Wet Market, operating for nearly 50 years since the 1970s. SGDriedGoods sells mainly preserved and dried goods, comprising over 500 items, including salted vegetables, mui heong salted fish, dried mushrooms, fish maw, malva nut, salted egg, buah keluak, beancurd skin, groundnuts and various beans. We offer affordable and fresh ingredients in small quantities for your cooking needs.

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