Sungei Road, literally translated to mean River Road, is a road in Singapore that runs along the Rochor Canal. Since the 1930s, the road has been host to Singapore’s largest and oldest flea market, the Thieves Market. For the shopper who loves a bargain, the Thieves Market is the place to be. Everything from shoes to CDs to jewelery and furniture can be found along the streets from the stalls of enterprising peddlers and hawkers. Hidden under a pile of trinkets and knickknacks one could even occasionally find some antiques and treasures. When shopping here, there are no refunds or receipts. The market’s curious name originated due to the sorts of second-hand merchandise as well as contraband goods were, and still are, sold here.
For an elegant and centrally located Singapore hotel Orchard road is the place to stay. A fine hotel Singapore located just minutes from the Thieves Market is the Orchard Hotel Singapore which offers its guests everything from award-winning dining options to multiple amenities.