Well before dawn, I visited the Senoko Fishery Port for the first time. And got an overdose of fish!
On one side of the market place were many large trucks. From their markings, they look like they came in from Johor and Malaysia. They look like they were done delivering fish as many of them were being washed down.
More about the Senoko Fishery Port
According to the AVA website: The Senoko Fishery Port began operations in September 1997 and was constructed to replace the former Punggol Fishing Port. The port is home base for the local fishing fleet of 4 off-shore and 35 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 the Port, handling about 15,000 tonnes of fish per year. 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. The Port'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 1,000 fish retailers, fish processors and institutional buyers come daily to purchase fish.
How to visit the Port: Bring your IC to exchange for a pass to enter the Port. While I was there, I saw a family with a child in arms visiting. As well as a machik in her best clothes, accompanied by pachik. And several foreign workers leaving with large bags of fish. So I think ordinary people do visit the Port. There is ample parking (cash card) at the Port. I arrived at 4am and things seemed to be getting quiet. So to catch the market at its peak, probably best to arrive earlier. I also heard that the Jurong Fishery Port is much bigger and even more happening!