@ Marine Terrace Wet Market: You can’t get it any fresher in Singapore unless you go fishing. The best place to get the freshest vegetables, meat and fish at the best prices is at a wet market in Singapore. Wet markets are commonly found in the heart of housing estates. The idea of wet markets originally was for customers to see the animals or seafood live before they were slaughtered. But because of hygiene reasons and urbanisation, this is no longer permitted and stall holders simply chill the food well. The stall holders are friendly and customers are usually residents living in the area. Wet markets however are gradually phasing out with the presence of more supermarkets.
A housing estate also has other amenities like a hawker centre, hair salons, clinics, bakeries and coffee shops at a housing estate to serve the neighbouring residents. Most people don’t have to travel more than 5 bus stops (about 12 minutes) to get what they need. Visiting a housing estate tells you how life is like for locals here. Click here to know more about roaming an estate.
For wholesale options, you can visit Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre for fruits and veggies, and Jurong Fishery Port for seafood.
There are about 80 wet markets in Singapore today. Here’s a list or wet markets you could get a fish or two from: