To most locals, wet market is a destination for freshest produce while it is a must-see attraction for a cultural experience to tourists.
In Singapore, wet market is so-called because people clean the floors with water after washing vegetables or cleaning fish and thus it is often wet. However, a typical wet market is not totally wet. There are two sections in each wet market – the wet area and the dry area. Products such as meat, poultry and fish are displayed at the wet section while herbs, spices, grain, beans, dried noodles and dried seafood are on sales at the dry area.
Most of the wet markets open at 04:00 and close around noon. So the best time to explore Singapore’s wet markets is in the early morning as that is when the fresh produce is at its best.
For bargain hunters, Singapore wet market is one of your places.
So, just roll up your trouser cuffs and have an interesting experience with the 5 best wet markets in Singapore.
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