Photo Series at Singapore's Senoko Fishery Port 圣诺哥渔港 Published in Lianhe Zaobao 联合早报光影版 on 11 December 2022
我在圣诺哥渔港 (Senoko Fishery Port) 拍摄的照片组刊登在今天（十二月十一日）的 zbNOW/早报现在【光影】版 。感谢 Lianhe Zaobao 联合早报!
Happy Sunday! My photo series taken at the soon-to-be gone senoko fishery port is published in full coverage in today's chinese daily. Thank you so much and much appreciated!
Special thanks to Richard Kuah Boon Tiong for the wonderful tour of the Senoko Fishery Port in August 2022! It was such a fun adventure as I walked around photographing these early birds in their glory. As I entered into the complex, the first thing that struck me was that this is a wet market at its best. Fishy-smelling water sloshes around your feet, while half-dressed fish merchants tramp around in galoshes, stack baskets of squid and anchovies, and weigh shrimp with traditional scales. Shoals of fresh-caught fish are often just strewn along the ground, with baskets of prawns and other shellfish crowding the area and shaved ice spilling every which way. Seeing the workers hard at work, it really strikes me that many people’s livelihoods are at stake here. The authorities had in last year, announced plans to close the Senoko Fishery Port by 2023, to consolidate with Jurong Fishery Port which would allow trade buyers to purchase wholesale seafood conveniently at a single location. For the sake of all workers in the fishing industry, I do hope that such traditional fish markets can continue to operate as long as they can.
Traditional markets aren’t just a part of 's history, but a vibrant and particular part of the present and future. They tie together traditional culture and experiences with people’s modern lives, while also tying individuals and communities together. To visit a market is to get a real sense of people’s daily lives and to truly inhale the scent of humanity. I highly recommend going to explore such wholesale markets in Singapore at least once in your life!