26) One week before CNY, in wet market.

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We can feel the joy and heat coming from this wet market before Lunar New Year.  One typical characteristic of a wet market is, prices are cheap and foods are always fresh.  Unlike supermarkets where meat and seafood were usually frozen, in the wet market, vegetables, seafood, meat and other foodstuff are bought directly from wholesalers and skip the packaging process for cold storage.

Bargain is the most common language between hawker and customers.

Wet market in Singapore is segregated in wet and dry segment.  Any food you want under the sky is under one roof.

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As CNY is just around the corner, the price of seafood will shoot up accordingly.

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Vegetables sold in bundle with reasonable price.

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How can eggs be left behind where most traditional cakes can’t go without it.

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Round pomelo makes your year all round prosperous.

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My favorite fruit store stock up with variety of fruits with a humble price tag.

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Sweet and sour tidbits always challenge your taste buds.

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Nuts and traditional cookies come in loose form and authentic taste.

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Some toiletries top-up for a fresh new year.

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Dried stuffs and canned foods at one corner conquering the heart of every customers.

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Happen to lose your shoes along the way?  Not to worry, just pick up one and carry on with the marketing!

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Monster ‘Nian’ will not approach this scarlet red shop.

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Prayer stuffs all ready for Gods and ancestors.

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Live seafood make their stay in aquarium.

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Pray for guardian and protection for a better year.

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Flowers are all bloomed and ready, what about you?

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43 thoughts on “26) One week before CNY, in wet market.

    ukgardenfiend said:
    February 1, 2013 at 12:26 am

    hi there Sydney – nice to see markets are much the same the world over – except that you’ll have some food and veg we don’t and vice versa… thanks for reading my book reviews and liking them – maybe you’ll comment some time on what you think?

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 1, 2013 at 7:22 am

      Sure! No problem! I ‘ll be back soon! Have a fun day! 🙂

    katrina said:
    February 1, 2013 at 12:30 am

    One thing I like most about CNY besides being able to meet my old Chinese school friends (as they will come back home for the celebrations and holidays) I love this season for the Mandarin oranges which has started ‘flooding’ in Kuala Lumpur and else where in Malaysia…love that fruits so much.. 🙂

    I like your post Sydney…it covers all 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 1, 2013 at 7:37 am

      Hi, Malaysia Festive season heat is so much warmer than Singapore , that is for sure!
      I love travel to Malaysia too, counting the number of Palms along highway, is my reason to be there!
      Frankly, Malaysian are more simple than Singaporean, this is because the place where they brought up!
      Thank, Katrina! Wish you getting more Ang Boa for this coming New Year! And have fun! 🙂

        katrina said:
        February 1, 2013 at 9:45 am

        it sure is warmer here..
        it isn’t only celebrated by the Chinese, all races in Malaysia feel the warm and excitement…
        I hope I will get much much more Ang Boa this year..hehe still feels the child in me when comes to asking for Ang Boa 😀
        You too ya..have fun and enjoy !!

    Natalya said:
    February 1, 2013 at 12:32 am

    Great photos, Sydney! Thank you for sharing them 😀

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 1, 2013 at 7:38 am

      You are most welcome! Have a great weekend and have fun! 🙂

        Natalya said:
        February 1, 2013 at 10:18 am

        Thanks. Same to you! 😀

    Gretchen Del Rio said:
    February 1, 2013 at 12:34 am

    Love these market places. I can almost smell the spices and incense.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 1, 2013 at 7:44 am

      And full of movements! When I took the picture of the flower shop getting permission from the owner.
      She agreed base on no appearance of herself in the picture! Haha! Such a shy woman!
      I’m glad you like the post!
      Have a fun weekend! Cheers!

    tiny lessons blog said:
    February 1, 2013 at 12:46 am

    Looks delicious, almost felt the smells and sounds too!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 1, 2013 at 7:47 am

      Yes, in fact is noisy! But I love to go market, feel the life, feel the warmness between the interactive ! Cheers!

    keiththegreen said:
    February 1, 2013 at 1:20 am

    Great photos, only on food articles leave a note “Best viewed on a full stomach”, would leave a longer comment but off to early lunch. 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 1, 2013 at 7:56 am

      Haha! Keith, you are so a funny man! You remind my of my friend Keith who I know him from my “previous, previous” office!
      He is a funny and humorous guy like you!
      Well I believe we belong to the same species!
      Have fun and joy this weekend! And don’t always fill up your stomach with foods and foods….Haha! Yahoooo!

    Long Life Cats and Dogs said:
    February 1, 2013 at 1:40 am

    Great pictures of a great variety. Here, I have to say that we are able to get fresh stuff all year round but we still have fabulous markets that are great to go to .

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 1, 2013 at 8:06 am

      Agree on that! In local, living standard getting higher and higher. Foods prices also go up tremendously!
      In order to stay fine as a sandwich group like me, I’ll live in a simple and contentment style!
      To go wet market is one of my choice, to maintain my basic need! That is good enough for me already!
      Thanks, I’m glad you like my post! I see you around, and happy marketing! 🙂

    Opalla said:
    February 1, 2013 at 4:25 am

    Lovely, and I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award.
    http://opallaontrails.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=3373&action=edit

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 1, 2013 at 8:08 am

      Thanks, Opalla!
      Sydney have one gift for you in return, enjoy watching!

    Jamie Dedes said:
    February 1, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    I think I would love to take my basket and go shopping there.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 1, 2013 at 6:46 pm

      Make sure is a rattan one! 🙂

    kelihasablog said:
    February 1, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Wow, they certainly seem to have anyone would ever want food wise. The colors are beautiful 😀

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 1, 2013 at 7:00 pm

      Keli , thanks for the reading! 🙂

    Niki, unifiedspace said:
    February 1, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    A wonderful tour of the market, I feel like I have experienced it now, thank you!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 1, 2013 at 7:01 pm

      Haha! Let’s go marketing together! 🙂

    CK said:
    February 1, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    CNY is coming, and we haven’t bought anything yet, oh no!!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 1, 2013 at 9:25 pm

      Me too, not a single cloth or shoe! May be I just buy slippers will do! 🙂

    Leo said:
    February 1, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    That must be a wonderful place to shop.the colours are beautiful, i could walk round there all day. great blog. all the best Leo

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 1, 2013 at 10:47 pm

      You are always so encouraging, thanks my friend! 🙂

    jgann22 said:
    February 2, 2013 at 12:10 am

    Thank you for stopping by my blog 🙂 I hope you enjoyed & visit soon 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 2, 2013 at 12:57 am

      Thanks! 🙂

        jgann22 said:
        February 2, 2013 at 1:01 am

        You are very welcome 🙂

    thoughtsfromanamericanwoman said:
    February 2, 2013 at 2:03 am

    Thank you for the trip to your market. It gave me a good idea to take pictures of what we call the “Farmer’s Market’ we have a small one here locally and another larger one about a 30 minutes drive from my home. They are open during the summer months when the local vegetables will be in season. The fruits and vegetables in your pictures along with everything in the market are so colorful, not to mention they look delicious! Blessings – Patty

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 2, 2013 at 2:13 am

      Yes, the most store I patronized, of course is the fruit store, but lately the price went up because of CNY is coming.
      This is the typical wet market in Singapore, unlike others like supermarket, the price here tends to be cheaper and bargain able.
      That’s why you can always find me there!
      Thanks for sharing your living environment too!
      I love it! Have a great day! 🙂

        thoughtsfromanamericanwoman said:
        February 5, 2013 at 11:19 am

        One of many good reasons for the internet. I get to travel to places I will most likely not see in person. I am enjoying learning about Singapore and CNY.

        Sydney Fong responded:
        February 5, 2013 at 10:39 pm

        Thanks, I’m gald add grain on earth is growing!
        And without you guys I’m still wandering on the street! 🙂

        thoughtsfromanamericanwoman said:
        February 6, 2013 at 11:11 am

        😉

    KY said:
    February 3, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    I think the atmosphere is getting lesser each year. But the stuffs are getting costlier. Or maybe it’s because I’m working and spending my own money. Haha!

    Sydney Fong responded:
    February 3, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    True, atmosphere is getting lesser and colder each each, this is how I feel too!
    We can;’t change it but I can change it to my own way of CNY!
    Thanks, KY! Have a great CNY ahead!

    yinyin said:
    February 4, 2013 at 2:08 am

    Noooo, I am not ready for the new year yet > _ v < ) , I enjoy it so much – since I haven't watched a cartoon in cantonese for such a long time !

    yinyin said:
    February 4, 2013 at 2:23 am

    > – – v < just can't help watching it since I haven't spent time on a cartoon in cantonese for such a long time

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 4, 2013 at 9:14 am

      Try watching the mcdull, Hong Kong movie I put up for Opalla, is fun! 🙂

        yinyin said:
        February 4, 2013 at 1:06 pm

        ^ – ^

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