BKK’s Famous Chatuchak Market is Still Open Despite Wuhan Virus Outbreak

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Taking a break from all that depressing news about the Wuhan virus outbreak, here’s some slightly more positive news.

Are you in need of a break? Do you want to travel overseas but you’re unable to because of school or work commitments and because of the Wuhan virus?

Well, fret not because Bangkok has brought their most famous open-air market right here to Singapore! Bangkok’s Chatuchak Market has opened its doors at The Grandstand on Turf Club Road in Bukit Timah and will run for three months until 3 May. Yep, if you think that they would have postponed it or closed it because of the virus, think again.

Image: Chatuchak Market Singapore

Interesting fact: This is the first time Chatuchak has been opened outside of Thailand.

With more than 400 different vendors, you’re bound to have a wild time eating and shopping!

The 40,000 sq ft space has around 400 seats at the venue so you can take your time to enjoy a Chang beer with some treats before continuing your shopping.

Image: Chatuchak Market Singapore

Food Stalls To Look Out For At Chatuchak Singapore

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Some highlights include King Octopus, which specialises in baby octopus stewed in a tangy stew for $15. And it’s not going to be a Bangkok night market if there isn’t any pad thai, am I right?

Phadthai Sukhothai Baanna, a Bangkok original, is serving pad thai at $6 per plate. If you want it to come with prawns, it’ll be an additional $2.

Image: Chatuchak Market Singapore

If you’re looking to eat some meat, you can head over to the SukhoThai Roasted Pork stall which is to sell over 300kg of meat daily at its original venue. Do visit Tomoko as well if you want to try some vegetarian snacks made from purple potatoes.

Feeling thirsty after walking around all day? Khon Wanna offers Thai Milk Tea and you can even enjoy a show of the vendor pulling the tea, aka teh tarik.

What About Shopping?

Enough about food, what about the shopping experience?

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Well, a wide selection of clothes, accessories and handcrafted ceramic goods will be on display for you to browse.

Looking for something more unique and extraordinary? Take a look at Bangkok’s Lamiad Selected Silver and choose from their collection of handmade silver jewellery. You can also take a look at sketchbook t-shirts designed by Thai artists at Chapter One.

Want to know what else is there? Simply head down to Chatuchak Singapore and see for yourself!

There’s free parking at the venue or if you don’t drive, you can take one of the free shuttle buses from Botanic Gardens, Clementi, and Toa Payoh!

Chatuchak Singapore Event Details

Address: The Grandstand South Carpark at 200 Turf Club Road

Opening Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 4.30pm to 10.30pm

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Runtime: 4 February 2020 to 3 May 2020

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