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Shopping in Wet Market

Post by melndom » Mon, 11 Sep 2006 8:11 am

We are family of four, have just relocated to Singapore from the UK. We were told that meat, fruit and vegees are fresher and bettr value for money from wet market. Does anyone know of any wet market near Sixth Ave.?

Also, if I send my helper to shop in wet market, how do I know she hasn't pocketed some change, guess no receipt from wet market shopping.

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Re: Shopping in Wet Market

Post by hillview2006 » Mon, 11 Sep 2006 10:54 am

[Also, if I send my helper to shop in wet market, how do I know she hasn't pocketed some change, guess no receipt from wet market shopping.[/quote]


Well, first you must go with her to familiarise yourself with the price. Soon or later you'll learn approximately how much it's cost. So far many of them (my neighbours & my maid) are quite trustworthy. If you cant trust your maid, better don’t have one get a part time maid instead.

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Post by marj_kee » Mon, 11 Sep 2006 4:33 pm

Ghim Moh Market


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Post by oku » Mon, 11 Sep 2006 5:02 pm

you can try the wet market at farrer road or the one opposite bukit timah plaza. both are near to 6th ave.

tried shopping at wet market but don't like it as it is really wet and dirty. :( don't really think the price and freshness are that great but friends thought otherwise. yep, they certainly don't issue receipts.

prefer to shop at local supermarket (NTUC - there is one at bukit timah plaza and coronation plaza), cold storage (at king albert park - opposite bukit timah plaza, another at 6th ave), carrefour. i always use the discount coupon in the newspapers.

anyway, give both places a try when you are here. who knows....
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Post by micknlea » Mon, 11 Sep 2006 5:44 pm

Haven't found that the vegies at either the Farrer Rd or Bukit Timah wet markets are wonderfully cheap, however, you do tend to get a better range of asian vegetables there. The psuedo market at Holland village has gone downhill since they renovated it and is not cheap at all. Meat I can't really comment on.

We don't like the vegetables at NTUC at Bukit Timah Plaza, they never seem fresh, same for Giant at Turf city, may be cheaper than Cold Storage but not as fresh or as good quailty, nor do they have as good a range.

We would buy about 60% of our vegetables and meat at Cold Storage at Jelita or Guthrie House in Sixth Ave. Excellent range at Jelita (end of Sixth Ave on Holland/UluPandan Rd).
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Post by melndom » Mon, 11 Sep 2006 10:09 pm

Thanks for everyone's advice. I think I will try to shop at both supermarket and wet market for a few times, like Oku said, never know which place turns out more suitable for the family without trying them. I may end up using both for a taste of the local.

Will let everyone know the outcome. Cheers!

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I want to go to wet market too!

Post by arielho » Tue, 12 Sep 2006 11:30 am

Hi,
I just moved to Singapore last week and would also like to know where I can find wet market & supermarket! I tried so many ways to see whether there are websites or directories for wet markets but failed until I saw this topic in the forum. I am so happy!!! :D
I am staying in the Service Apartment near Orchard Road (close to Wisma Atria) now. Can someone tell me are there any wet markets or supermarket nearby? Thanks a lot!!!

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Post by oku » Wed, 13 Sep 2006 9:54 am

hi arielho,

there are many supermarkets in orchard road area, you can try carrerfour at plaza singapura, cold storage at centrepoint and takashimaya. there is one at tanglin mall (cant remember the name).

i dont think there is a wet market nearby. hope someone else has the info and pass on.

cheers 8-)

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Post by bunty » Wed, 13 Sep 2006 10:05 am

just a general observations. wet markets are cheap for fish/meat.
for vegetables it depends as there are smaller supermarkets and some charge more than a NTUC.

i am an indian and i find indian/asian vegetables available in the wet market....

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Post by Bush Girl » Wed, 20 Sep 2006 5:49 pm

We are a household of 3 adults & 3 small kids and I usually give my maid $100 to shop at the market (Ghim Moh or Farrer Rd - I also live in Sixth Ave) and with this she buys all our veg, fish & pork and some fruit & a cab home. This lasts us about 10 days with suppliments of fruit & heavy veg like potatoes from Cold Storage. She brings me receipts when she can, but she also brings me change, and tries very hard to remember what everything cost.

It is obviously a matter of trust, but as I trust her with my children and housekeys, I'm more than happy to trust her with $100. And so far neither of the maids I have had during my time in Singapore have given me any cause not to trust them with money.

Another thing - I find my maid gets a much better deal from stallholders than I do, so if I go with her I tend to stay out of the way and let her do the business end. Most markets have a playground so I just entertain the baby and provide the transport home. Having said that, going to a market is a great experience, so do try it.

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Post by marj_kee » Wed, 20 Sep 2006 6:03 pm

oku wrote:hi arielho,

there are many supermarkets in orchard road area, you can try carrerfour at plaza singapura, cold storage at centrepoint and takashimaya. there is one at tanglin mall (cant remember the name).

i dont think there is a wet market nearby. hope someone else has the info and pass on.

cheers 8-)
The supermarket at Tanglin Mall is called the Market Place. Another one nearby is Jason's at Orchard Towers. Both supermarkets are considered high-end, but carry quality products.

Nearest wet market I can think of is ... Tiong Bahru Market.
http://./asia_tra ... site=11896

Slightly further down would be Chinatown Market.
http://./asia_tra ... l=6?64,423

Hope it helps :)

Happy shopping.

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Post by micknlea » Thu, 21 Sep 2006 12:27 am

Market Place at Tanglin mall is really expensive. I only buy things there that I cannot find anywhere else. For example, the cat food there is 20cents more expensive than cold storage closer to my place....when original cost is only 85c that is a lot!
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WET MARKET AT BUKIT TIMAH

Post by ngkypcs » Mon, 02 Oct 2006 11:54 am

Hi All

I am a local Chinese and I never want to shop at the wet market at Bukit Timah being before or after renovation reasons being most of the things are expensive there especially during Chinese New Year and the hawkers there are mostly rude and not friendly at all. My experience is if you always buy from this stall and when one day you find something better at other stall, if they saw you buying there, they are not happy and the next time you come back to buy, they either give you a cold shoulder or ignore you.

I would rather shop at Bukit Batok wet market. It is much more better.

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