Five places in Singapore where you can buy wholesale goods

SINGAPORE – Supermarket chain FairPrice has opened a members-only mega retail store where they can buy items in larger packaging at discounts of up to 20 per cent.

Warehouse Club, the two-storey store at the FairPrice Hub in Joo Koon stocks more than 4,000 products, including groceries, fresh and frozen food, electronics, household goods and health and beauty products.

Here are other places where products can be bought in bulk at lower prices:

1. Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre

Workers loading and unloading produce at the fruit and vegetable section in the Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre.

Opened in 1983 to centralise the distribution of fruit, vegetables and dried goods, the wholesale centre attracts both retailers and consumers alike. The 26-block complex which is about 20 football fields in size, houses some 1,405 stalls, shops, offices and cold rooms. The site has its own canteen and an auction hall where hundreds of wet market vendors and restaurant owners bid for the freshest groceries in the wee hours.

2. Allswell Marketing in Geylang Road

Lily Loy (left) and her daughter Jenny Loy, business manager of Allswell Marketing in Geylang Road, supply seafood to restaurants and hotels.

The live seafood market, which supplies big-name seafood restaurants and high-end hotels, sells live seafood such as Alaskan King Crabs, Tasmanian King Crabs, bull frogs, clams and prawns.

3. Toa Payoh’s vegetable wholesale night market

At night, trucks drive into a little street in Lorong 7 Toa Payoh, transforming the area into a makeshift vegetable wholesale centre.

For at least 30 years, this makeshift open-air market has been selling vegetables from Malaysia in bulk.The night market opens for business one-and-a-half hours before midnight and has served as a kind of satellite market to the Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre. The market, which has about 10 stalls, is open six days a week from around 11pm to 6.30am. It is closed on Sundays.

4. Fassler Gourmet at Woodlands

A quiet industrial estate in sleepy Woodlands has been transformed into a bustling shopping hotspot among bargain hunters.

The wholesaler produces over 200 freshly made seafood products including smoked salmon, smoked tuna and smoked trout. Located at Woodlands Terrace, the store is open from Mondays to Fridays from 8am to 5pm and on Saturdays from 8am to 1pm.

5. Victoria Wholesale Centre at Kallang Avenue

Victoria Wholesale Centre moved from Bugis to Kallang Avenue almost two years ago.

The wholesale centre sells mainly groceries and dried provision ranging from dried fish stomach and dried Chinese sausages to almonds and tidbits. Housing 41 units in total, a few tenants also deal in party and catering paraphernalia, fabric, hardware and household items, among others.

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