29 Dec '13, 12pm

Fred Ng

Fred Ng

Around the time that you are tucking yourself into bed, at 10pm, these workers at Jurong Fishery Port are just starting. Each day, they have to deal with about 200 tonnes of seafood. The seafood is brought by nine boats, from 11pm. Many of these vessels bring the seafood from neighbouring Indonesian islands. Laden with stingray, squid and all kinds of seafood, the boats are greeted by the workers, mostly from Johor, who wait patiently at the dock. Once the first vessels come in, it is ordered chaos at work. The workers' first task is to unload the containers of fresh seafood from these boats. They recognise their bosses' plastic containers by the colour and markings on them. Dealers in this wholesale market have their own workers. There are about 100 dealers here. As the workers pull the containers through the narrow alleys towards their allocated space, they yell to every...

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