Thursday, August 13, 2009

Last Days at the Gambier Road Market Pt. 12

Dock Lane was a narrow laneway between the Brooke Dockyards and the two rows of shophouses on Jalan Market and Ban Hock Wharf where stallholders began selling their wares. It eventually became a covered walkway lined with compact shops packed to the rafters with various and sundry goods; it has now been dismantled.

A shampoo and haircare shop on Dock Lane.

Clothing stalls on Dock Lane.

Two neighbouring stallholders reminisce about old times. "We've been friends for thirty years," they said. The gentleman on the right told me that he'd had a stall here since the 1970s, and grew his business from this location to several others around the city.

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