15 Feb '17, 9am

Singapore: 'The Thieves’ Market will be closed to make room for housing. Everywhere the old gives way for the new. https://t.co/bRykE9nt3P

Sungei Road flea market. (Photo: Terence Ong, Wikimedia Commons) Singapore’s oldest and biggest flea market will be closing for good on 10 July to make way for new homes. The Thieves’ Market at Sungei Road began as a small trading spot in the 1930s. It gained the nickname due to its reputation for smuggled, stolen and illegal goods following the Japanese Occupation, reported Channel NewsAsia . “While the Sungei Road Hawking Zone (SRHZ) has had a long history and holds special memories for many Singaporeans, over time the nature of the site has changed, as reflected in both the profile of vendors and buyers and type of goods sold,” said the Ministry of National Development (MND), National Environment Agency (NEA), Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF), National Heritage Board (NHB), Singapore Police Force (SPF) and Workforce Singapore (WSG) in a joint statement is...

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