In my earlier post, I wrote on Sungei Road Thieves Market (Sungei Road Hawking Zone) and how the market is no longer the Sungei Road market of the past. How did I come up with that concluaion?
Read about my earlier post here: https://onwardsingapore.wordpress.com/2017/04/26/my-sungei-road-thieves-market-experience/
There are many foreign stall owners. I made 2 trips over the past month, here are some of the photos taken. These ladies definitely don’t look local.
There were a few uncles that looked like businessman, like this uncle below. Hmmm, in shirt and pants.
I also noticed some young hawkers, contrary to what social media is reporting about old hawkers
And how dirty was the place? Residents staying nearby have been suffering:
The current Sungei Road Thieves Market is not the market of yesteryear. Few locals and tourists visit the market. It has become a place for freeloaders (locals and foreigners) to make a quick buck. Some businessmen are also abusing it just to make money.
The Government has already extended help to Singaporean hawkers at the Thieves Market. I don’t see an issue with closing the place as long as Singaporeans that need help have been assisted.