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Address: 1 Geylang Serai | Geylang Serai Market and Food Centre, Singapore 402001, Singapore
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Description: Experience an array of Malay and Indian produce and delicacies at the...
Experience an array of Malay and Indian produce and delicacies at the Geylang Serai New Market in Singapore.
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Visiting this market will result in a different experience from other markets. True, this market is not top in cleanliness, but the stores here are different from what you will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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183 reviews 183 reviews
7 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I developed a craving for Nasi Briyani this morning and it didn’t go away, after several hours. I decided to go to Geylang Serai for a particular stall I patronised 2 years ago. When I arrived, it was closed. No choice. I walked around toying with the idea of Nasi Padang, which there were several stalls with queues. However, I... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

When one thinks of Singapore, only the well-publicized tourists attractions are brought to mind. Geylang Serai is usually mentioned in a passing remark - if at all. Many visitors are not aware that Geylang Serai is the focal point of the Malay community in Singapore. It is the heart and soul of the Malays here. If you want a good,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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95 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Visiting this market will result in a different experience from other markets. True, this market is not top in cleanliness, but the stores here are different from what you will normally see in Singapore. Visit during hari raya for huge crowds!

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Singapore
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16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

A nice place to get variety of Malay foods and reasonable prices at the wet market. It is a shame though most food stalls choose to close early in the afternoon and quite a number choose not to open for a few days during the week.

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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

If you'd like to try or you're a Malay food fan, this is the place to go. A lot of Malay food shops are here. Nasi biryani, Nasi Padang, Kambing Soup (mutton soup), Tulang soup (mutton bone soup), Tulang Merah, Roti Prata, Murtabak, Mee Rubus, Roti John, Satay, many so on. I often come here to have Kambing Soup which... More 

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9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I took a friend from Switzerland here and she was mesmerized by the colours and variety of the produce! There is a dry side of the market where fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices are sold... Along with eggs and other such stuff. The wet side of the market sells seafood, poultry and other meat - this section may have a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Markets in Asia are usually bustling with life, full of vibrant colours and yes, usually a wee bit dirtier. Geylang Serai Market is a combination of dry and wet market plus a hawker centre for mainly Malay food. If you walk around you will see many interesting fresh produce and if you just stop and chat with the vendors(when they... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Strangely I read many reviews saying it was worth a visit, it wasn't far from where we were staying so decided to give it a try. I cannot really understand how anyone could say it was a good market to visit as it was so filthy and smelly! We were welcomed by one of the biggest rats I have ever... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Food in the open-air hawker centre upstairs. Shopping all around. A good place for fabrics, draperies, etc. Hint - this is one place where the popular outlets (e.g. for biryani) may not be the best value. For example, check the biryani stall along the extreme western wall upstairs. In the SW corner, for lower price than the more heavily sign-boarded... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

Many types of malay food, some i have not even heard of. I had this yellow roti with curry. It's nice. There is a stall selling home-made kuehs - malay/local kuehs. Many nasi padang stalls - food looked delicious. The building seemed to have malay heritage - it looks outstanding. There are many stalls, besides food stalls. I would definitely... More 

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