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Street Report 2: Hooks & Holes


April 2022, first edition of 1000

71 p, ills colour & bw, 9p of reader’s notes, offset printed in 75 LPI
126 × 176 mm
ISBN 978-981-18-4137-8

Reported by Faiz Bin Zohri

This second investigation in the Street Report publication series looks at the Sungei Road Thieves Market in Singapore, a place where an informal and fluid network of market vendors come together to sell an array of second-hand items. This work attempts to capture the vibrant spirit of the market by focusing on a very specific area of interest—the “system” of hooks and holes found on the road surfaces where the market sits, one that both enables and governs the setup, organisation, and functioning of market stalls, which in turn affects the behaviours and interactions between vendors and customers.