the wet market in singapore

July 22, 2014

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It was so humid and steamy that once I took my camera out snap some pictures, my lens was completely covered in fog. That’s why that first picture looks somewhat cloudy, and I had to keep wiping the fog away to take more pictures!


17 comments on “the wet market in singapore”

  • Lita says:

    ahh…reminds me of home… I am Indonesian (living in Florida)….

  • Rita says:

    hoping to get to singapor next year !
    i love love love lychees

    visit me on MUNTU

    • Rubyellen says:

      I hope to go back too! The classes turned out well, so there is a possibility of coming out again.

  • Danica says:

    What. East idyl and exotic fruits and things…you are so cultured ruby!

  • Bethany says:

    What an amazing trip! I would love it. It’s hard to find new food to try here in Pennsylvania. I’m sure both of you love it!

  • Liandra says:

    Hi Ruby,

    Have you ever went to the Philippines? We have those fruits there as well. Called differently though, custard apple=atis, water apple=macopa

    • Rubyellen says:

      I know! Shame on me, I’m filipino and have never been to the Philippines. I should ask my parents if they know those fruits by the filipino names.

  • Cait says:

    Durian kind of scares me from its descriptions…what was the dessert like? I love the pictures! Jumbled, colorful markets like that are so exciting to me. I used to live in Dubai and it was relatively easy to get the more exotic fruits their, but I wasn’t really into any except passion fruit. Yum! Now in our little town, mango is as exciting as we can get, haha!

    • M. says:

      Durian IS smelly but has the taste and mouth-feel of the best custard you have ever eaten.
      Once you eat some you become addicted. Seriously.

  • Are you living in Singapore now? I’m living/working in Malaysia. If you try the Durian, you’re braver than me! I can’t get past the dirty feet/garlic smell. I love the markets here. The fruit is possibly the best part of living in the tropics 🙂 Although all the berry posts on blogland this summer are sure making me miss the NW.

  • M. says:

    Best place to live, er, I mean EAT ever!
    I lived there for three years…
    The mere mention of Singapura gets me drooling immediately!

  • Andria says:

    I love that picture of all the bags of fruit hanging! Beautiful shapes and colors.

  • Leila says:

    Can’t believe I missed this post! I’m from Malaysia. If you ever come to Singapore again you should fly to Malaysia too. 🙂

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