Night Markets in Singapore

by Judz
(Philippines)

Question:

Good day. We're going to Singapore this coming October (26-29 Oct 09). Are there any ongoing night markets in Singapore during these dates?

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Night Markets in Singapore

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Aug 22, 2009
Where to Find Night Bazaars in Singapore
by: Gabriel Tan

Hi Judz

1. Night Markets During Festivals in Singapore

The most interesting night markets in Singapore are seasonal, and take place during the 2-3 weeks leading up to these festivals:

a. Chinese New Year
(Streets of Chinatown)

b. Hari Raya Puasa
(Geylang Serai and Kampong Glam)

c. Deepavali, the Festival of Lights
(Campbell Lane, Little India)

The dates of these festivals change every year and are listed on this Schedule of Singapore Festivals.

Unfortunately, the duration of your visit does not coincide with any of these festivals.

So consider Options 2 and 3 below.

2. Itinerant Night Markets in Heartland Towns

Commonly referred to as pasar malam (Malay), these night markets make their rounds of the housing estates in Singapore. It's impossible to predict where the next pasar malam would be.

If I get hold of the schedule of pasar malams, I'll post it here. Do check with the Visitor Centre at Changi Airport - they may have a schedule.

As a local, I don't find these pasar malams very interesting. The stalls usually sell common stuff such as T-shirts, DVDs, handphone covers and so on.

However, it's the only place in Singapore to get a fix of the famous Ramly Burger. As a result of competition, the offerings do seem to be improving though.


3. Street Bazaars around Bugis MRT Station Recommended!

Your best bet for seeing a night bazaar in Singapore is to take the MRT to Bugis Station, and check these permanent night markets in Singapore:

a. Bugis Street Bazaar

This bazaar starts around mid-day and opens till quite late in the evening. It occupies a pedestrian walkway over what used to be Bugis Street.

It's worth a look for the quite interesting knick knacks they sell here.

b. Waterloo Street Pedestrian Mall

This section of Waterloo Street is closed to traffic and has an interesting mix of push cart stalls selling fresh cut flowers, fruits, finger food, clothes and accessories, and a good variety of other stuff.

Here's where shoppers and temple devotees mingle and mix.

c. Sungei Road Flea Market

OK, this is not really a night market because most of the stalls open in the day and start packing up when it becomes dark. You may not actually buy anything here. But the Sungei Road Flea Market is a very interesting flea market in Singapore.

Here's a map that shows you the locations of all these night markets in Singapore:




Oct 14, 2009
Changi Village 70s Night Market
by: Anonymous

Check out this interesting market where you can find all kinds of festive goodies, toys, fashion for all ages, home decor, even sexy bikinis, and many more... Happening on every Saturday evening @ Blk 1 and Blk 5 Changi Village. Buses to Changi Village : 2, 9, 59 & 109.

Jan 02, 2011
Changi Old 70's Flea Market is Back
by: Regina

Dear all great supporters, the old 70's night market at Changi Village is back, but relocated at the two basketball courts. Time: 5pm to 11pm. Every Saturday and eve of the Holiday. 8133 9433. Thanks.

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