Geylang Serai Wet Market
Filed in best wet markets | April 22, 2019
Geylang Serai Market is one of the biggest and busiest wet markets in Singapore. Since 1964, this market has been a focal point for the local Malay community, with a good selection of Malay and Indian-Muslim specialties on offer.
A market in a traditional Malay kampong house: Situated in the heart of the Singapore Malay community, Geylang Serai Market plays the focal role of a hub celebrating Malay culture in its way. After renovation, this market is dressed in a cultural suit - a traditional Malay kampong house. Together with Malay spices and foods offered there, the building’s pattern and structure say the celebrating word.
Offering ingredients for cooking Malay culture-rich dishes: This market is a source of ingredients for Malay Singaporeans to prepare traditional dishes. If you are looking for peeled and blended tapioca for making kueh, Geylang Serai Market is a place to check out.
Malay spices and Middle Eastern spices: Geylang Serai Market supplies all sorts of Malay spices and a variety of Middle Eastern ones as well. Visit BB Spices (stall 01-166) to get cloves, cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon and many more.
Best Malay food: The second floor of Geylang Serai Market is home to hundreds of food stalls with main focus on Malay and Indian cuisine. This is the best food court to enjoy Malay dishes such as asam pedas stingray (spicy stingray), beef rendang (spicy beef), ikan terubok (fried fish) and goreng pisang (banana fritters).
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WHAT ARE ON OFFER?
- Fresh meats
- Live seafood
- Dry goods
- An array of fabrics and decorative materials
PRICES: Prices here are among the lowest in Singapore, especially fish prices.
Reopened in 2010, the new Geylang Serai Market has become brighter and cleaner but the atmosphere of the old traditional market is still maintained. Either on weekday or weekend, it is always vibrant. Especially, middle-aged shoppers come here to do their daily shopping, plus flocks of young people come for good foods at weekends.
- Come early for the best selection
- Bargain for better prices
- At spice stalls, you can get dazzling curry recipes from the owners
- Pork is not on offer at this market
- Buses: 2, 7, 13, 21, 24, 26, 28, 30, 51, 67, 154, 155 and NR7 (Walk 1 min from bus stop B82049)
- Nearest MRT station: Eunos MRT (EW7) (Walk 8 mins from Exit B)