India Singapore Photo Tour
- Tekka Wet Market
A well-known landmark in Little India Singapore, the Tekka Wet Market is so-called simply because the floor is, well, wet.
You could see it from Level 2. Or by
tip-toeing along the aisles among the fresh-food stalls.
and Butchers Busy at Work. Unusual Seafood, Fresh Meats and Vegetables.
|Most wet markets in Singapore close around
noon. Not so the Tekka
Wet Market. The stalls open till
late afternoon - that's why Little India Singapore is busy all day.
|My mother insists that the chicken and beef
the freshest and cheapest in the whole of Singapore. The eager
customers here seem to think so too. And the stall-holders? Well, they
de-feather, de-skin and leave everything in full view of customers.
|The butchers in Little India Singapore are
They'll cut all your meats to size for you, if that's what you want.
|Ditto the fishmongers...
|And the work of their hands - fresh,
gleaming, de-scaled fish.
|This woman here could not get enough of
on offer, fresh fish at cheap prices. Singaporeans like their stuff
fresh and cheap!
|But price is not the only reason why they
come here. The Tekka Wet
Market stocks some very unusual shell-fish and incredibly huge crabs.
If you are brave to walk along the aisles of this market, look
underneath some of the seafood stalls. Peer into the containers and see
what creatures wriggle in there.
|The spices and the greens to go along with your fish and meat are all
is more colourful? The saris on Level 2 or the fresh food on Level 1?
If you come from a temperate country, you'd be glad to try the juiciest of tropical fruits here - pineapples, bananas, mangoes, jackfruits, rambutans, guavas, starfruit and - when they are in season - longans, mangosteens, and durians. Yes, it does get very exotic.
|There are enough great restaurants in
India Singapore to fill you for an entire year. However, my personal
come very, very cheap at the Tekka
Centre Food Centre.
I'm a fan of the India rojak from stall #01-319, and the masala tea (tea with cinnamon, clove, and ginger) from stall #01-320.
This combination set me back no more than S$5.
Take another of my Little India
Singapore Photo Tours:
- Tekka Centre Shops - Rare antiques, collectibles & colourful sarees!
- Serangoon Road - uncountable jewellery shops, great Indian restaurants, lively
temples. Also the venue of the amazing Thaipusam Singapore Festival.
- Sri Veerama Kaliamman Temple - faithful devotees, astounding statues, lively spiritual music.
- Buffalo Road and Kerbau Road - street markets, creative framemakers, exquisite sarees.