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Kreta Ayer Wet Market

Singapore, Singapore

Recognized by CNN as one of the world’s finest fresh markets, Singapore’s Kreta Ayer Wet Market has earned its status as a must-visit for both residents and tourists. A ‘Wet Market’ signifies a vibrant fish and seafood marketplace, aptly named due to its frequently washed floors. Nestled in Chinatown, the Kreta Ayer market draws a diverse crowd seeking an array of food products, predominantly seafood and fish. However, the market also offers a wide spectrum, encompassing everything from vegetables to pork chops.

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08:00AM - 12:00PM


08:00AM - 12:00PM


08:00AM - 12:00PM


08:00AM - 12:00PM


08:00AM - 12:00PM


08:00AM - 12:00PM


08:00AM - 12:00PM

Detailed Overview

The Kreta Ayer Wet Market in Singapore holds a storied history that echoes the city’s multicultural evolution. Established in the 1930s by Chinese immigrants in the vibrant Chinatown district, the market became a pivotal gathering place for the local community. Originally catering to the daily needs of residents, the market has transformed over the years to accommodate changing lifestyles and modernization. Despite the passage of time, Kreta Ayer Wet Market remains a testament to Singapore’s heritage, offering fresh produce, meats, and a wide range of Asian delicacies. Its enduring vitality showcases the intersection of tradition and progress, making it not only a culinary destination but also a cultural touchstone that celebrates the city’s diverse past and present.

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