Besides eating Pontian wanton mee, bak kut teh, claypot rice, seafood porridge, and enjoying coffee and toast, what else can we do in Pontian?
One of the things many visitors enjoy doing is to visit Pontian Wholesale Fish Market. Some Singaporeans even make regular trips to this fish market for their super fresh fish at reasonable prices.
Every day at between 11:00am to 2:00pm, fishermen will bring their catch of the day to the Pontian Wholesale Fish Market and sell their day's catch to wholesalers.
This is the calm before the frenzy as wholesalers wait for the fishermen's lorries to arrive.
The first lorry loads of fish will begin to arrive at about 11:00am. The fish had earlier been off loaded from fishing boats at the nearby Kukup jetty.
Once the lorries arrive, workers quickly unload the fish.
The fish are divided into smaller parcels and weighed.
Retail fishmongers will bid for the fish. Visitors will find this custom curious as traditionally, bidding is done through whispers.
|Ikan Parang or Wolf Herring|
Everyday will bring a different catch, and some of the fishes are seldom seen. These are some of the more exotic fishes that I have spotted, and I am still trying to find out their names. Send me a comment if you know what fish these are J