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Here's Where You Can Snag Cheap CNY Food & Goodies

With Chinese New Year just around the corner, your to-do list seems insurmountable. From spring cleaning to wrestling the crowd for new year clothes and goodies, there’s just so much to do in so little time. Not to mention, there’s a huge hole in your pocket after packing all the hongbaos. To make things easier, we’ve narrowed down a list of places to buy budget-friendly food for your family gatherings this Chinese New Year, so read on!

DJ Bakery

Nothing screams “Chinese New Year” more than festive goodies like classic pineapple tarts, fragrant and crispy love letters and the traditional nian gao. So make sure you get your hands on these delicious treats at a low cost at the DJ Bakery Factory Outlet! You can even stock up on other tasty snacks like fried fish skin and kueh lapis here.
Where: 6 Woodlands Terrace, Singapore 738431
Opening Hours: 8.00am – 9.00pm

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Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre 

Selling a wide array of food items from fruits to vegetables and dried goods, as well as meat at the wet market, you’re sure to get a bang for your buck at this wholesale centre. The prime time to shop would be from 12.00-6.00am, when the meat and produce come in fresh, but you might have to battle it out with the retailers. 
Where: 1 Wholesale Centre, 110001
Opening Hours: 24 hours

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Fairprice Warehouse

You don’t have to break the bank on groceries this Chinese New Year especially if you are a FairPrice member. The members-only mega retail store allows you to buy items in bulk at discounts of up to 20%! From sweets and biscuits to fresh and frozen food, the Fairprice Warehouse has it all. 
Where: 1 Joo Koon Circle, Levels 2 & 3, 62911
Opening Hours: 10.00am – 9.00pm (weekdays) and 10.00am – 9.30pm (weekends)

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Victoria Wholesale Centre

If you’re looking to cook a delicious family feast, head down to this go-to wholesale centre. Selling everything from dried shrimp ($2 and up for 1kg) and dried sea cucumber, to canned abalone ($26.80 and up) and frozen shark’s fin ($28 for 500g), this wholesale centre is the perfect place to stock up on your CNY cooking essentials.

Where:101 Kallang Avenue, 339508
Opening Hours: 9.00am – 8.00pm (open on weekdays, closed on weekends)

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Fragrance Foodstuff

Chinese New Year favourites like Bak Kwa and Lap Cheong can get really expensive during this period. But you can great deals at the Fragrance Foodstuff factory outlet, where they sell Bak Kwa for as low as $44 per kg!
Where: 60 Woodlands Terrace, Woodlands East Industrial Estate, 738466
Opening Hours: 8.30am – 5.30pm (open on weekdays, closed on weekends)

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Song Fish Dealer

Have a prosperous Chinese New Year with seafood that’s both delicious and affordable. Fresh, cleaned and filleted, the fishes are perfect for everything from steamed dishes to steamboat (年年有魚!). On top of that, this one-stop shop offers other seafood items like prawns, squids and scallops.

Where: 19 Fishery Port Rd, 619736
Opening Hours: 8.00am – 5.00pm (Mon-Sat) and 8.00am – 12.00pm (Sun)

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