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I have a penchant for old treasures, which was why I have really enjoyed myself at our previous visit to Treasure Dragon Trading in Chinatown. Unfortunately, it has closed down the last time I walked by the area late last year. Despite so, I have still managed to get my fix on these oldies at Thieves’ Market also known as the flea market at Sungei Road.
I remembered RediscoverSG’s first visit there and it was during our Writeboard Special for National Day. It was also the time when I bought a Yashica J rangefinder for only twenty bucks. And yes, it is still in fine working condition. After interacting with the folks, we realized that there were actually many stories to be told and we all agreed then to do a post on Thieves’ Market.
So here it is after several months, we are once again back at Thieves’, the biggest junkyard sale in Singapore where you can expect the unexpected things to be on the market. The folks we met last time are still around despite last year’s news on the market’s downsizing issue. There are smiles all around when we greeted them and while most of them still do recognize us, there are some that thought we were from the government.
Through their stories, we found out that many of these folks share the same simple philosophy on life: Living each day as it comes. They are content with what they have and I believe they wished that things could stay the same as the way they were. However, regardless of how laid back these stall uncles and aunties may be, you can sense their worries whenever the market’s downsizing issue gets brought up.
After all, this is something that concerns their livelihoods.
It definitely feels good to know that we are not forgotten, but these folks at Thieves’ Market certainly do not possess the luxury of time to be remembered.
So make a trip down to Thieves’ Market while they are still around and explore the tons of old treasures they have there, you may actually find something that fancies you!