According to AVA’s info link here.
The Senoko Fishing Port (SFP) is situated in the north of Singapore and has an area of 3.24 hectares. The port began operations in September 1997. It was constructed at a cost of about $26 million to replace the former Punggol Fishing Port.
SFP serves as a home base for the local fishing fleet of 20 off-shore and 49 in-shore fishing vessels. The facilities available include a 180 metre-long jetty, a fish wholesale market, shops, canteen and office units for the convenience of the fishing community, as well as a computerised water-batching system for the dispensing of potable water to fishing vessels.
There are 25 AVA-licensed fish merchants based at SFP, handling about 15000 tonnes of fish per annum. About half of this comprises supply landed by local fish trawlers, in-shore vessels, kelongs and fish farms, while the rest of the fish are imported.
SFP’s fish wholesale market houses 36 market lots of 40 sq metres each. The business transactions take place daily from 0200 hrs to 0600 hrs, except on Monday mornings when the market is closed. Some 700 to 1000 fish retailers, fish processors and institutional buyers come daily to purchase fish.
I shot this short series at the Senoko Fishery Port located at Woodlands. Prior to that, we had RFSG’s monthly outing, which was a night shoot in Little India. After the night shoot that was wrapped up, only a handful remained to continue the shoot at Senoko Fishery Port.
I believe we got there by 2am in the morning. Had a cup of coffee at one of the stalls there to perk myself up. When we got to the wholesale market, my only reaction was, I’ve never seen so much seafood in one place!!!!
It was generally quite a nice place to shoot in. The people in the area were to busy with their jobs to be bothered about people shooting them. It was an eye opener for me & I guess the only downside would be smelling like the stench of fish in the car on the way back.
Photographer: Gary Wang