Located in Singapore’s Chinatown region, this market is said to be bursting with all sorts of eats and treats. It’s no wonder that this market is popular among locals and tourists - you are able to find everything from live frogs to standard Asian vegetables!
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Kreta Ayer Wet Market
Location: Chinatown, Singapore at the corner of Kreta Ayer and Keong Siak Road
Operating Hours: Daily from 6AM to 1PM
Where Should I Go?
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What Visitors Are Saying:
“A great place to observe and browse the local culture of Singapore.” – Travelpandaz.com
“Chinatown is a must do when you go to Singapore, allow plenty of time to stroll around the markets/shops/eateries.” – anthea1004
“Don’t miss the chilli crab and Hainan chicken Rice.” – Travelerstoday.com
“Singapore’s Chinatown is a cacophony of different flavors, colors, and sounds, but in a good way. It is kept amazingly clean, and given the Singaporean obsession with cleanliness, that is a good thing.” – slaintenh
“If you enjoy markets that are busying with colour and everything under the sun this definitely is a must. Eateries by the dozen, all serving great food at reasonable prices. [...] On the cultural side, do gaze up and admire the wonderful old buildings that are lovingly cared for.” – David T
The Bottom Line
If you feel like living life on the wild side, check out the live frogs, snakes, eels, turtles, and preserved eggs (yes, these are for cooking!). Don’t worry though, there is an abundance of more mainstream seafood and produce to choose from as well. Make sure to check out the surrounding area as well – there are many historically and culturally significant landmarks to visit, such as some of the local temples.
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