Posted by: happyangelclub | 四月 21, 2013

20-4-2013-结霜桥跳蚤市场 Sungei Road flea market (1)

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Although sometimes they earned only S$50 for the entire month, these hawkers still wish to carry on.

77-years old Uncle Feng and his 40-years old son started operating as a street hawker in Sungei Road area 40 years ago.

Uncle Feng expressed his sadness for not being able to carry on as a street hawker in Sungei Road area soon.

“ I have 2 sons and 2 daughter. The two daughters were married. One of my sons helped me with my street hawker operations while the other one is a odd-job worker. ”

He said that business is tough in the flea market. Sometimes not even a single cent was earned for several days. Especially during rainy seasons, all they could earn was S$50 for the entire month.

But he said “ at least we still have our stall for now, I can’t imagine how to survive without it in the future. “

( 晚报:15-4-2013 / Translated by Francis Goh )

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( 晚报:15-4-2013 )



打从心里佩服这些长者们刻苦耐劳的毅力,那么多年来,在艳阳下,在风雨中,自食其力,从不退缩.即使月赚50元, 冯老伯还是想做下去,对于结霜桥即将关闭或搬迁, 他感到很难过,不知怎么办?

结霜桥,已经是摊贩们的命脉, 关闭结霜桥,等于切断了摊贩们的命脉.在我们这个高度发展的社会,还能继续让这些摊贩们拥有一片谋生的空间吗?





By 林宝珠(Jane Lim) / 20-4-2013

I brought some rice/food donated by kind-hearted persons and red packets with blessings to the Sungei Road flea market today. I found a 77-year-old Uncle Feng and three other elderly persons there. I conveyed my blessings to them.

I truly admire these elderly from the bottom of my heart for their hard work and perseverance all these years to earn a living under the hot sun and in the rain. Despite the fact that they could only earn as little as $50 a month, uncle Feng still wishes to carry on. He feels very sad and lost as Sungei Road will soon be shut down or relocated.

Sungei Road is the lifeblood of street hawkers. Closing down Sungei Road is equivalent to cutting off the lifeblood of these street hawkers. Will there still be space for these street hawkers to make a living in our highly developed society?

Readers who have read this article and are touched, if you wish to bring your family members and red packets of blessings to Sungei Road, please make a move!

Or if you wish to forward this article to others so as to let more people have a chance to also convey their blessings, please just do it!

Conveying blessings begin with each of us.

Thank you and bless you.

By 林宝珠(Jane Lim) / 20-4-2013

Translated by Francis Goh



  1. FB201305/0198: mail from jane: urge NEA to give a place to the hawkers of sungei road flea market.

    REACH (REACH)Message :
    Dear Ms Lim, Thank you for your email. We have shared your feedback with the National Environment Agency [NEA] for their information and review. Best regards,

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