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Singapore Chinatown Part 2 - The Wet Market - Fish, Turtles and Toads

After our lunch in Singapore's Chinatown hawker centre, I wanted to have a quick look at the wet market below (the hawker centre was on an upper floor).

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The whole complex just seemed full of stalls selling all kinds of stuff, and this was just a week day.

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We followed our noses to find the wet market. Well, B knew where it was anyway, but the smell gave it away early.

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The following altar was at the edge of the rows of stalls. A familiar sight both around Singapore so far and in Hong Kong, I now find the appearance of these altars strangely reassuring.

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Anyway, as expected the wet market stalls sold a variety of fish and sea creatures.

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Though there were shoppers milling about, the wet market did feel a little sparse and some stalls were closed. I guessed that the weekends would bring more crowds.

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Hong Kong people are avid consumers of turtle soup, but I still found this stall a little "weird". The guy was moving some largish turtles about, placing them on their backs on the floor as he cleaned out the buckets.

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This guy also held a "fascinating" stall full of toads. And yes, they did seem to be for consumption (just not for me..)

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