First look at Chatuchak Market in S’pore from Feb. 4 till May 3, 2020
Around 1,000 Singaporean and Thai vendors will be there on rotation.
Chatuchak Market has officially opened in Singapore on Feb. 4, 2020.
The market will be held at The Grandstand in Turf Club for three months till May 3 and see over 200 different service, food and retail stalls at any one time.
According to the organisers, more than 50 vendors from Thailand will be flown in for the occasion, and around 1,000 local and Thai vendors will be there on a rotational basis.
Here’s a first look at what you can expect at the market:
Food and drinks
I Wan 2 Eat
I Wan 2 Eat is one of the first few booths that one will see when they enter the market.
Run by Singaporeans, the stall sells street food like pork ball sticks, crab sticks, squid sticks and seafood sticks at S$4 per stick, or three for S$10.
Sukothai Roasted Pork
Sukothai Roasted Pork is a stall selling roasted pork shoulder (S$10), roasted pork ribs S($10) and an additional serving of sticky rice for S$2.
Paired with the stall’s signature sweet and spicy sauce, the roasted pork shoulder was one of our favourite eats from the market.
Home Delicacy is a stall selling a variety of Thai food such as Thai fish cake (S$2) and Thai green curry with chicken and noodles (S$6).
It was one of the more value-for-money stalls we found that both tasted good and was slightly more economical in pricing.
King Octopus is a stall specialising in baby fried octopus with sweet and spicy sauce at S$15.
A little more on the pricey side, but a win for those who love baby octopus.
Phad Thai by Banna Sukothai
Phad Thai by Banna Sukothai is the stall which saw the longest queues when we were at the market.
Serving two variations of phad thai – one with prawns (S$8) and one without prawns (S$6), the phad thai sold here is slightly on the sweeter side with a more gooey consistency compared to other phad thais.
Thammaros Bee Farm
We tried the Butterfly Pea drink (S$3) at this corner stall and found it to be light and refreshing on the palette after the heavier foods we had tried earlier.
Other drink flavours sold include honey lemon and passionfruit.
Thai desserts by Baan Morakot
These Thai desserts are called “Khanom Khrok Singapore” and come in seven different flavours: durian, coconut, Thai tea, coffee, pandan, taro and strawberry.
The desserts look like kueh bahulu and have a slightly more sticky and kueh-like texture.
A box of 10 pieces cost S$5, and you can choose the flavours you want.
Fashion and accessories
Men’s wear by Kave
Thai men’s wear brand Kave will be at the market selling short sleeved and long sleeved shirts at S$24 each.
The designs are pretty simple and understated, but come in a variety of colours and sizes from M, L and XL for your choosing.
Thai women’s wear brand Loma. Whale will also be at the market, selling self-designed tops, pants, skirts and dresses from S$15 to S$45.
The clothes come in sizes S, M and L and are made from 100 per cent Thai linen.
Customers can also use PayNow or PayLah to make payment.
Sackitem is a Thai label selling bags and wallets made from upcycled sacks.
Akeimprovisart is a stall selling movie-themed bags (S$35), badges (S$4), paintings (S$35) and shirts (S$35).
Some famous movie titles hand-drawn and painted by the Thai artist include “Joker”, “Leon”, “Forrest Gump” and “Lalaland”.
One can also get a customised painting and drawing in watercolour and ink done by the artist in 20 to 30 minutes for S$35 to S$50.
Claw machines are available near the entrance of the market.
Operating on a token basis, S$2 will entitle one to two tokens, S$5 to five tokens, S$10 for 15 tokens and S$50 for 80 tokens.
Some plushies one can catch include Rilakkuma, Harry Potter, Marvel superheroes, Hello Kitty, Pompompurin and more.
Address: 200 Turf Club Rd, Singapore 287994
Opening Hours: 4pm – 10pm, Tues – Sun
Top image via Melanie Lim