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Vintage Camera Bazaar at Sungei Road Flea Market

If you want to look for cheap vintage cameras in Singapore, look no further than Sungei Road Flea Market, which is Singapore's oldest and largest flea market.

Sungei Road Flea Market is also known as the Thieves’ Market because all sorts of second-hand merchandise as well as contraband goods used to be sold here. Sungei Road (which means “River Road” in Malay) is a road in Singapore located between Serangoon Road and Jalan Besar, running along the Rochor Canal. At this flea market, one can hunt for old bric-a-brac or second-hand goods to replace one’s faulty or lost item.

As can be seen from the photos, various types of cameras, and camera accessories can be bought here, even Lomo cams!

Cameras and dry box!

Street peddlers trying out one of his goods before putting it on sale.

Film SLRs

When you see something you fancy, do check it out thoroughly before offering to buy it. Also, part of the fun in buying from a flea market is the bargaining process. Hence, don’t forget to always go much lower than what was the starting price.

Unfortunately, part of the site has been closed off to make way for the new Downtown line Sungei Road MRT station construction. The rest of the site would be redeveloped by the Housing and Development Board at a later stage.

If you want to try your luck hunting at this flea market, do visit it before it is gone forever!

written by coolsigg

11 comments

  1. lawypop

    lawypop

    My fave haunt in Singapore! the closing part is really sad :(

    about 3 years ago · report as spam
  2. quaisoir

    quaisoir

    bye2 sungei road...:(

    about 3 years ago · report as spam
  3. coolsigg

    coolsigg

    lawypop: thats the price of development...real sad...
    quaisoir: still have half the flea market left...must shoot b4 its gone!

    about 3 years ago · report as spam
  4. mudpievivi

    I have been meaning to drop by this place to check it out -- now I shall not delay too long or else it'll be gone!
    about 3 years ago · report as spam
  5. rabbitsarelate

    rabbitsarelate

    Hey hey, do you know when exactly it closes? I gotta go before it closes down!

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  6. abangbear

    abangbear

    I got my 1st film camera there at a very low price. Good place for camera hunting and hoarding.
    almost 2 years ago · report as spam
  7. raylemon

    raylemon

    shall head down next month, hopefully still arnd

    almost 2 years ago · report as spam
  8. coolsigg

    coolsigg

    yes, it is still around. :)

    almost 2 years ago · report as spam
  9. pierre677

    pierre677

    How expensive are the cameras there? Im going there early October, hoping to get some..
    about 1 year ago · report as spam
  10. pierre677

    pierre677

    How expensive are the cameras there? Im going there early October, hoping to get some cool cameras..
    about 1 year ago · report as spam
  11. coolsigg

    coolsigg

    @pierre677: sorry for late response as I haven't logged in for awhile. price all depends on model and condition, maybe around $10 onwards?

    about 1 year ago · report as spam

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