I was a bit surprised when I was invited by my friend KC Eng to a night outing starting in the a “road side wholesale market” in the center of Singapore.
The market is located in Toa Payoh area which is in the central part of the city, it is open six days a week from around 11pm to 6.30am. It is closed on Sundays.
From 11pm the stalls are set-up, the vegetables align of tarpaulin.
… and customers start to gather
This is supposedly a wholesale market, so you sea the hawkers sorting and preparing big packs of vegies, probably for smaller merchants.
Individuals can buy, but don’t expect to be able to get chilies by the piece.
Sorting bhindies (or okra or lady-fingers) at the light of torch light.
dreamy green leaves (Summilux wide open)
Chives for our guide.
For this challenging light, I picked up the Summilux 50mm V2, not the fasted lens to use, but the widest I own. Combined with Iso set to 2000 on the M262, I can shoot between 1/30 and 1/125.
Some wide open shots are very soft and the dark areas can show some banding.
and now its past midnight and time head to the Senoko fisheries port, but this is another story.