Known locally as the Lau Pa Sat, the Telok Ayer Market is a historic building in Singapore. Located in the Downtown central area, this building is a great place to associate the culture and lifestyle of Singaporeans. The market was only a wooden building in the nineteenth century and was located on top of the Telok Ayer Bay. In Malay it is referred to as the Market of Iron owing to the Victorian Iron structure it is housed within.
When the Telok market opened in 1825 it extended in to the sea on wooden piles that carried goods to boats and back. However this structure was permanently restored by the octangle road building conceptualized by George Drumgoole Coleman and reopened with a new flare in 1838.
After several changes to the building in varying degrees thereafter, the building now stands an icon of Singaporean architecture and its evolution. The Thelok Ayer market is the best place to grab a bite and experience local flavours at its best while in this colourful city. The best time to visit the place would be during the nights when you would be able to experience the chilled out atmosphere first hand and taste the famous Satays from over 10 stalls that sell them in the area. Weekends see a large crowd gathering here to listen to the best of local talent on grand display here.
Other than the hawkers experience, the Telok Ayer market is a well known seafood heaven, where you will be able to experience firsthand the best Singaporean seafood dishes. Well known as the best hawker experience for the hungry travellers, this is indeed a not to be missed gastronomical experience in Singapore.
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Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.