Sungei Road Thieves Market

Some call it Thieves Market or Sungei Road Flea Market.
Older folks will call it 结霜桥 (Hokkien for Frozen Bridge, not related to Walt Disney cartoon) with reference to the old ice factory.

It goes by a lot of names but it remains a heritage and landmark along Sungei Road.

Daddy brought two kids along to check out some goods before the area is torn down for good. Thieves Market is located at the inter-junction of Larut Road and Pitt Street (GPS 1.305145, 103.856316)

(Image credit Google map)

Crowded weekends, and potential customers checking the goods. In the old days, the items peddled here were stolen, thus the “Thieves Market” tag.
Sungei Road Flea Market

One person’s junk is another’s treasure. You can find old Army attire, watches, VCDs, phones, wallets, fans and old cooking utensils.

If you can afford a McDonald meal, it is not necessary for you to employ your bargaining skills. The old uncles will automatically discount for you when they see you hanging around with kids.

Our loot (pun intended) :p
– binoculars – $5 discount to $3
– Wrestling WWE RAW Vcds – $5 to $2.50, buy more get more discounts too haha

Thieves Market provide a meagre livelihood and more importantly a connection point for the folks. Soon, this area will be torn down for future developments.

Another piece of Singapore’s history will walk into the dust.

Do take note that this area is very hot and we were drenched within 10 minutes. If you are visiting for nostalgic reasons, 30min walk will cover the whole area.

Refer to map above, Daddy recommends you take a slow stroll along Rochor River for Sungei Road’s next famous icon.

A delicious bowl of Laksa (结霜桥叻沙) awaits at Block 27 (S200027), and one bowl is not enough. The boss did not scrimp on the cockles and fishcakes even though one bowl cost only $2 (YES Two Dollars!)

No wonder there is always a queue at Sungei Road Laksa.

– Do checkout 星期二特写 (Tuesday Report)’s feature about Thieves Market this Tuesday (14Oct) at 1030pm Ch8.

– Sungei Road Thieves Market is opened from 1pm to 7pm
– Sungei Road Laksa is closed on the First and Third Wednesday every month

Author: SengkangBabies

I am a Blogging Daddy of four. Our kids are roaming Singapore to bring you FUN, This blog is use to capture our kids' growing up phases, and we want you to leave our blog with a smile :) View all posts by SengkangBabies

4 thoughts on “Sungei Road Thieves Market”

  1. I’ve been thinking of visiting soon, cos so many blogger friends seem to be visiting it the last 2 weeks! So, it’s closing! No wonder. =(

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