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Victoria Street Wholesale Centre is a one-stop hub for groceries and dried food supplies. Its existence goes back to 1891 where dried seafood stores clustered in the Tew Chew Street marketplace. It was however, burned down in 1968 and the tenants from Tew Chew Street shifted to the Ellenborough Market in 1978. These vendors shifted again to Victoria Street Wholesale Centre when plans for the MRT NorthEast Lines were announced.

Most stores in Victoria Street Wholesale Centre are traditional, family-owned businesses, offering reasonably priced dried foodstuff.

One can find common dried foodstuff like onion, garlic, and ginger here. Dates, Chinese herbs, dried fish maw, pork skins, dried scallops, and even sea cucumbers can also be found.

There are also a handful of party supplies stores and hardware stores here.

It gets pretty crowded in the mornings on weekends with locals doing their grocery shopping. However if one is here during the festive seasons such as Chinese New Year, be prepared to jostle even more. In the afternoon on most days however, Victoria Street Wholesale Centre is quiet and unpopulated.

Type of shop: Market
Budget level: Mid Range
Location: Kampong Glam, Singapore
Street address: 321 Victoria Street
Nearest public transport: Bugis
Opening hours: Daily 9.30am-5.30pm
Telephone: +65 62960730





Victoria Street Wholesale Centre Reviews

grace
Posted on
17-05-2010
by grace
Easy to spot.
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grace
Posted on
17-05-2010
by grace
Reasonably priced dried groceries.
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grace
Posted on
17-05-2010
by grace
Extensive range of dried foodstuff from onions, to Chinese herbs, and Bird Nests.
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grace
Posted on
17-05-2010
by grace
Traditional feel.
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grace
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17-05-2010
by grace
Some store assistants can be quite unfriendly.
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