29 Oct '12, 12am

Memories of the Thieves Market

Memories of the Thieves Market

From irememberSG – Yeo Hong Eng writes about his memories of the Thieves Market, aka Robinson Petang . Why was the Thieves Market called Robinson Petang? Those days only the well-to-do did their shopping at Robinson Shopping Centre. It was situated at Raffles Place. When one talked about shopping at Robinson’s, it left an impression that he/she must be well-to-do. The poor did not want to lose out. They would say “I did my shopping at Robinson Petang” (literally “Afternoon Robinson”) and that was the place where cheap used goods could be purchased, often in the afternoons. See some old pictures of the Thieves Market and read about it here .

Full article: http://yesterday.sg/buildings-and-monuments/memories-of-t...

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