Tag Archives: Flea Market

PAP GOVT WASTING TIME ON 38 OXLEY WHEN THEY SHOULD PRESERVE SUNGEI ROAD MARKET

Because the difference between the oxley house and sungei road is that doing away with sungei road will displace and affect the livelihood of many old singaoreans. While activist try to explore options for sungei road the government proposes options for the Oxley house, it is troubling to see the government put so much effort in preserving something singaporeans don't care about and ignoring the pleas of singaporeans trying to save sungei road.

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HELP FOR AGING SUNGEI ROAD VENDORS: REALLY MEH?

It states that “With less than two months to go before the flea market at Sungei Road closes, 44 of the 200 vendors have a clearer picture of how they might be moving on, having accepted assistance from various government agencies. Arguably, we seem to be hearing a lot of talk about how we are trying to help, but seemingly very little as to exactly how many have been helped and exactly in what way or quantum? “Despite these offers from agencies, some vendors are still holding out hope that a new site for the flea market can be found, despite repeated statements from the Government that this will not happen.”

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Sungei Road Thieves’ Market – Singapore’s Oldest Flea Market

Ask any Singaporean and they should be able to tell you where the “Thieves’ market” is in Singapore.(The name comes from an old adage from the 1970’s that purports that if you ever “lost” anything, you could probably find it for sale there the next day). A stone’s throw from Sim Lim square, it is 2 or 3 lanes of road situated neatly around the Rochor area.

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