Sungei Road Thieves' Market is one of the oldest flea markets in Singapore. It's famous among tourists and many locals. A friend brought me along on his regular trip to the market on a Sunday afternoon. It was my first visit.
Wares were displayed on canvas sheets along the roads in the area. Many of the elderly street pedlars were hawking random collections of second-hand goods, and the place was still packed with visitors.
The street pedlars do not pay rent and they are forbidden to sell brand-new items by the Singapore Government.
My friend commented that many decades ago, if an item was stolen, he could try his luck looking for it at the Thieves' Market and buying it back from the sellers. Whoa.
second-hand watches, anyone?
There were more men and foreign visitors at this market, it is an interesting place to wander around but I did not enjoy mingling with so many men. :P
I was glad to visit Sungei Road Thieves' Market which will be closing down for good to make way for the Sungei Road MRT station, due to open in 2017.