Have you been to the many pasar malams around Singapore in the past few months?
Even if you have, what better way is there to end the year than snacking on childhood favourites on a random grass patch?
With the help of Singapore Atrium Sale, here’s a list of pasar malams happening from November 2022 to January 2023:
- Woodlands MRT: 14 November to 10 December, 21 December 2022 to 21 January 2023
- Rivervale Plaza: 21 November to 6 December
- Bedok Town Square: 2 December to 11 December, 21 December 2022 to 20 January 2023
- Ang Mo Kio Central: 20 December 2022 to 20 January 2023
- Hougang MRT: 21 December 2022 to 21 January 2023
- Hillion Mall: 30 December 2022 to 19 January 2023
- Block 826 Tampines Street 81: 22 December 2022 to 21 January 2023
Did you notice something? Yeah, there isn’t one in the west of Singapore. Yet.
What Can You Expect?
If you’re a new Singaporean, you might be confused about our obsession with pasar malams.
Pasar malam means night market in Malay and Indonesian, where organisers would put up a huge tent-like structure in open areas around Singapore. Many stall vendors would then set up their stalls wherever there is a pasar malam, so it’s kind of like a market that travels around Singapore.
Street snacks like Taiwan sausages, tea eggs, takoyaki, kebab, fried chicken, and thai milk tea are commonly found in pasar malams.
Occasionally, interesting stores would pop up and sell food like bubble teas, baby dutch pancakes, and even fried ice cream. This is becoming more common in recent pasar malams.
The best part about these pasar malams? The snacks are usually priced really cheap, with most things costing under $10. And if there is anything Singaporeans love more than food, it’s cheap food.
Most pasar malams also sell electronic goods on the side, like phone cases, earpieces, power banks, and more. If the venue is large enough, some pasar malams may even have mini carnivals for children to play.
Might Face Slightly Higher Prices Due To Rising Costs
Of course, our pasar malam stall vendors aren’t immune to inflation as well.
The cost of running a pasar malam has increased, which in turn raised the rent of the stalls by about 25%.
Additionally, with the rise in costs of rent, utilities, and transportation, vendors had no choice but to raise prices slightly, anywhere from $0.50 to $2.
However, since pasar malams always have the reputation of offering cheap items, the prices would likely still be lower than market prices out there.
So be sure to bring slightly more cash with you when visiting the upcoming pasar malams!
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