The food market in the heart of Singapore, Telok Ayer Market is also known as Lau Pa Sat (“old market”). It is located on the Telok Ayer Street of Downtown core. The huge building of Telok Ayer Market stands there since 1825. The architecture style of the Telok Ayer Market is typical Victorian.
The Telok Ayer Market in the year 1825 was just made out of wooden structure. Later on the architect George Drumgoole Coleman presented the idea of an Octagonal building. The market was reconstructed and later on opened in 1838. In 1894 the building was again rebuilt under the supervision of Municipal Engineer James MacRitchie. The present structure conserves the design from those times.
The center of the Telok Ayer Market is prominent with a distinctive clock tower. The Victorian built of the Telok Ayer Market is reflected from the intricate roof and columns. Recently the market was reopened on 30 June, 2014 after being renovated for nine months. The market is not air conditioned. It is crowded for the fair price meals it offers to the customers.
The Telok Ayer Market is located in a commercial area of Singapore. Among all the skyscrapers the Telok Ayer Market is still famous for the food it serves. Many travellers who visit Singapore eat out at the Telok Ayer Market to have some Asian delicacies of this region. You can also find option of fast food at the Telok Ayer Market.
The Google rating for this old traditional Telok Ayer Market is 4.2 stars. Most of the tourists find the price of the served items to be very reasonable. The place is jam packed specially at the time of lunch and dinner. You can find several stalls from different Asian countries. Just go there and enjoy the festive atmosphere of this traditional old Market of Singapore.