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Post by abee » Mon, 14 Sep 2009 5:36 am

We have just moved here from Melbourne and are staying in Pasir Panjang while we look for a place to live, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on where to get good fruit and veg near us, I was after a market prehaps where I good get fresh seafood as well, also I was wondering if anyone had any luck with online supermarkets?

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Post by Nath21 » Mon, 14 Sep 2009 9:07 am

If you want delivery of seafood www.thefishmonger.com.sg or meat www.thebutcher.com.sg

They have wet markets here you can go to but you have to go early and I suggest you go with a local first time, no air conditioning, they will rip you off because you are not a local and you dont know where the fish has come from its not like oz where they have declare where the stuff comes from. You can buy fruit and veg from any of the supermarkets here. We go to Giant (french chain I think) and they have a huge section of fruit and veg.

If you from oz join ANZA you will get a monthly news articles with a lot of tips about where to buy food etc.

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Post by abee » Mon, 14 Sep 2009 10:27 am

thanks I will check out Giant, and the 2 sites you suggested, I am a kiwi so will check out anza for kids playgroups as well

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Post by nine09 » Mon, 14 Sep 2009 12:54 pm

Hi, i'm doing Organic Vegetables home delivery service.
If u need any Organic fresh produce, local or imported i do have them.
Just pm me for more information.

Thanks

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Post by durain » Mon, 14 Sep 2009 5:05 pm

any supermarket will have a good selection of fruits and vegs (seafood and meat too).

some of the big supermarket chains are giant (hk chain), fairprice (www.fairprice.com.sg), www.carrefour.com.sg (french chain), cold storage, NTUC, shop n save, market place. etc.

i never had bad or ripped off experience in the wet markets. i think they are great.

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Post by Nath21 » Mon, 14 Sep 2009 8:42 pm

durain wrote:i never had bad or ripped off experience in the wet markets. i think they are great.
Just a query because I believe your comment but can you speak any of the local languages? Ive found if you cant, then you get ripped off. Done a few tests myself and also had read a lot about the topic before I started, hence why I performed the little tests to confirm in the first place. I was even watching a show on mixed marriages just today in Singapore and the local lady wouldn't let her dutch born husband go because he was getting ripped off constantly. Now I just go with our part time maid when she also wants to do shopping so I get better prices. The other thing I had to do was learn more about the different variety of fish that get sold here.

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Post by durain » Mon, 14 Sep 2009 8:59 pm

yeah, i know what you mean. best is to know your price like do a rough comparison with the supermarkets. in the beginning, scout the place out a few times. for me, i only use the regulars i know will not rip me off. i speak "broken" english and a bit of singlish to them. that break the ice a bit. if you speak the queens english, they wont understand it! my kids love the wet market and know all the regulars there. i like to get my fish from the wet market fish monger.

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QUALITY groceries?

Post by jshin » Tue, 15 Sep 2009 4:21 pm

I'm looking for reliably organic vegetables, fruit, meat, fish and even prepared and packaged foods. Who has a good selection of all these. Does anyone in Singapore sell things like organic grains, dried fruits and nuts in bulk - similar to a Whole Foods in the US?

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Post by nine09 » Wed, 16 Sep 2009 1:21 pm

Please advertise in the classifieds. It's free.

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Post by jshin » Wed, 16 Sep 2009 5:51 pm

can anyone vouch for nine09's svc, other than nine09 him/herself?

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