Tuesday, August 10, 2010

My World Tuesday - Geylang Serai Market

Last weekend, hubby and me went to Geylang Serai Market. This market has been rebuilt.
The old market was small, dark, wet and smelly. But when I visited the new market, it was very big, bright and spacious.

The market sold mainly halal food and there's a lot of varieties of malay food and spices too. On the ground floor is the market while on the second floor is the food centre.

The design of the market was built to resemble the malay villages. Geylang Serai used to be a malay village.

Beside food, the market also sold curtains, cloth, clothes, household stuff, etc.

Taxi stand outside the market. After marketing, many would take taxi back, as some of them dont stay nearby but come here because of the halal food,being the only market in Singapore that sell mainly halal food.
You have to return tomorrow to view the photos of the market and the food centre.

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Trotter said...

Hi Alice! Interesting! And incredibly cleea, as allways iin Singapore...

Julie said...

Wow! What a very large market. And it looks very permanent. Most of the markets in Sydney are temporary for that day and then they return the same day next week. I like food markets - especially the smell of yummy food cooking. I like this post about the world around you.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful market. The design is very nice.

Indrani said...

I think I like this place better than malls.

alicesg said...

Trotter, glad you enjoy the post.

Julie, yes the market is permanent and you are very right about the smell of the food, will post photos of the food centre soon.

Rajesh, yes I like the design of the market too.

Indrani, the market is so much cheaper than in the malls and there's always something interesting happening in the market.

dong ho said...

i like its cultural look. i wish more structures here i the philippines will retai its old look.

new header! happy national day singapore!

Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful market! I love the big ones like this! Your photos are delightful and really give us a good look! Hope your week is going well, Alice! Enjoy!


Photo Cache said...

I love marketplaces/bazaars where you can just browse the time away.


alicesg said...

Dong Ho, very true. Hope more old buildings will be retained for their unique features.

Sylvia, the new market is now so much bigger and cleaner and spacious.

PC, I too like to visit bazaars too.

BraCom (Bram) said...

Nice shopping place series

Regards, Bram

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BraCom (Bram) said...

Nice shopping place series

Regards, Bram

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wanyii(: said...


I'm a student working on a project related to urban renewal and conservation in Geylang Serai, and I just came across your blog. I think your blog has very informative opinions and pictures about the marketplace that are really relevant(: Would you mind if I used some of your pictures in this post? I definitely won't forget to cite your blog in my references. Thank you so much!

Regards, WY

alicesg said...

Wanyii, you may use my photos but please link back here and do not block/covered the blog title/link on the photos. Thanks.