Thieves’ Market


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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.

Thieves' Market

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.

Thieves' Market

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.

Thieves' Market

Thieves' Market

Thieves' Market

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.

Thieves' Market

Thieves' Market

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!


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