Large Pasar Malam at Sembawang Has $0.20/Stick Satay


Last Updated on 2023-10-05 , 9:08 am

If you are a true Singaporean at heart, you might name laksa, nasi lemak, char kuay teow or chicken rice as your guilty pleasure meal.

I would argue that satays are the best hawker dish in Singapore.

It’s sweet, juicy, sometimes spicy, and when grilled with a little char, it’s the perfect comfort food and best eaten on any occasion. 

With inflation, most foods have recorded higher prices in Singapore, with a 5.30% increase in July 2023 over the same month in the previous year.

Satay sticks are commonly priced at about 80 cents each, although the cost is higher if you dine in Central Business District areas, such as Makansutra Gluttons Bay in Esplanade, where they are priced at $1 per stick.

It seems like a new kid on the block is here to help you save some big bucks in your bank account, especially if you’re a satay lover.

Stall in Sembawang Pasar Malam Selling Satay for $0.20 A Stick

You heard it. A bazaar in Sembawang is selling satay at $0.20 per stick. 

That’s the cheapest satay I’ve encountered in my entire life, especially with inflation.

It’s roughly 60 cents cheaper than the average price of a satay stick, resulting in significant savings if you’re purchasing for a large crowd.

The bazaar, named Bazaar Lambak, is located opposite Sembawang Bus interchange and opens from 14 September to 24 September 2023, from 11.30am to 10pm.


A local user, with the TikTok username @makcikalertsg, shared the deal in a video.

@makcikalertsg Bazaar Lambak by @Adex International opp Sembawang Bus Interchange Happening 14 to 24 Sep 23 1130am to 10pm Semua vendors muslim-owned , pasti Halal! Follow @bazaarlambak to be updated on who is performing , who is coming and who are selling. p/s Satay 20cents wei! @makcikalertsg ♬ original sound – makcikalertsg

The TikTok account has a following of over 24,000 and is famous for sharing good deals across Singapore, mainly covering food and fashion content.

It is run by three sisters who identify as ‘millennial makciks,’ according to their TikTok bio.

The $0.20 satay is from booth number 25, called A’s Family Satay. 

While Aldila, one of the sisters managing the account, initially mentioned in the video that there was no limit on the number of satay sticks one could purchase, a subsequent comment on the same video revealed that the stall later implemented a limit—first 50 sticks, then reduced to 30 per person as of 16 September.

Image: TikTok (@makcikalertsg)

According to the comment left in the video, only 1,000 satay sticks are available for sale each day.

Image: TikTok (@makcikalertsg)

Even when Aldila visited the booth, the satays were sold out, reinforcing the message that patrons should visit the bazaar early should they want to buy satays.

All Booths at the Bazaar Are Muslim-Owned

In the event the satays are sold out on your visit to the pasar malam, there are other stalls selling food and drinks such as roti kukus (steamed bread), roti john, rice dumplings, mee goreng, ice pops and more.

All of the stalls at the bazaar are Muslim-owned, so Muslim patrons can rest assured that all the dishes sold at the bazaar are Halal.

Image: TikTok (@makcikalertsg)

Patrons can enjoy their food and drinks at a seating area right in front of the stage, where there will be live performances.

There is also a play area, games and rides for kids, and a karaoke competition.

Bazaar Lambak Recently Operated in Tampines

Bazaar Lambak, a halal street food bazaar, recently operated at Tampines MRT Station from May to June.

In addition to traditional pasar malam food, some vendors offered trendy snacks such as apam balik with Nutella or biscoff, grilled octopus, and pizza.

According to the company’s Instagram posts, patrons can expect fried crispy enoki mushrooms from Umee’s Kitchen, handcrafted coffee from Carl, and other fried delicacies from Matmah Street Food.