Wet Market(Traditional or public market) Ly Kim Ngan F15DM0723 DM3M – Screen media Module: Communication research IntroductionThis research proposalessentially a study in wet market.
Wet markets are an Asian phenomenonscattered throughout the island of Singapore. This is the one place where youare sure to find flocks of Singaporeans going about their daily morning routineof grocery shopping. Being part and parcel of a typical Singaporean lifestyleand culture, the locals here find it no hassle at all despite the unfavorablywet and pungent conditions of the market.Shopping at these marketshas been a typical Singaporean routine for generations now. Regardless ofracial or cultural background, this place functions as a centre for people fromall walks of life, to gather as a community – a simply heart-warming sight ofsmiles, laughter, and friendship bonding – a typical scene of an ordinary dayat the traditional market (Singapore vacationattractions). There’s so much to see, somuch to do and so much to learn.
Though not very attractive, a wet market is a must-seeattraction for a true cultural experience of Singapore! Literature reviewUnderstanding and DefiningWet Markets: Markets Like streets, walkway, playfield, factory, and communityplaces, wet markets are public spaces where people can take their time, talk, ride,shop, and exercise their will to be in that space. wet markets can assumedifferent dimension, types, scent, and materials depending on where they are inhabitedand how they are run the place. Wet markets share three key characteristics(PPS 2003):1. Wet markets uphold publicgoals and promote community engagement2. Wet markets are locatedin or create a shared community space3. Wet markets are comprisedof local owners and operatorsBased on thesecharacteristics, wet markets are places that stimulate the local economybecause they provide local people with the opportunity to buy and sell localgoods.Out of this hinge economicfunction, yet, wet markets provide communities with many utilities, suchlike, supplyinga steady and reachable place for people of all ages, classes, races, andgenders to buy goods and encounter. Furthermore, they supply a special shoppingexperience for local customer through their occupation of local enterpriser (PPS, 2003).
In many placesaround the world, markets are located at the center of economic, and sociallife (Daniel and Nestico, 2015), despitethe fact that they are consult to with many phrases contingent on theirgeographic locality. Most around Asia, wet markets are named fresh markets or publicmarkets (Daniel and Nestico, 2015). Evenso , in Europe they are normally named markets and in North America they are usuallynamed farmers markets (Daniel andNestico, 2015). For the intend of this paper, the term “wet market” will beused when making common announcement about famer markets selling fresh foods tolocal people all over. The determine of this casestudy is to know how traditional famer markets and the local people that buy atthem. Corporeality, the intention of the study is to know the role in how atraditional famer market affect in local people’s daily lives, to understandthe threats that wet market dealing with, and to understand how local people visualizeit in the time ahead. ResearchquestionsResearch questions based onhow local people envision the market’s future based on their needs rather thanfocusing on policy in a more determined manner.
Thus, to complete this study,the following questions were considered:1. What role does Wet Marketplay in the daily lives of local vendors and customers? 2. How is Wet Marketthreatened by Singapore’s rapid urbanization and the effects of globalizationand how do local people perceive these threats? 3. How do local peopleenvision the future of Wet Market and why?I also expected that wetmarket would feel threatened by the competition from supermarkets and fearfulof the redevelopment plan, while assuming customers would dislike the higherprices of goods at both of these outlets. Generally, I would like to fill avoid I have noticed in the current research that does not include detailed,micro-level case studies on individual traditional famer markets, particularlyin South East Asia.
Supermarket Takeover (supermarket revolution): Ithas been underway in developing countries since the early 1990s. Supermarkets(here referring to all modern retail, which includes chain stores of variousformats such as supermarkets, hypermarkets, and convenience and neighborhoodstores) have now gone well beyond the initial upper- and middle-class clientelein many countries to reach the mass market.How Wet Markets Benefit aCommunity:As public spaces, wet markets benefit a community in all of theways in which other public spaces do because they are inclusive, their costs ofupkeep are relatively low, and they provide people with interactions andexperiences that cannot be replicated in someone’s private world (Warpole, K., Knox, K. 2007).
Thoughall publics spaces are important, existing literature has found that wetmarkets are particularly beneficial to the communities they serve because theyaddress some of the most complex challenges that communities face across theglobe(PPS, 2003). Though severalorganizations have contributed to answering the question of how wet marketsbenefit a community, People has identified several reasons why wet markets arekeys to making cities more livable and vibrant. Some these reasons include thesocial relationships wet markets help foster and maintain, the urban-rurallinkages they create, the local economies they stimulate, the fresh food theymake equitably available and the cultural traditions they preserve.
People findthat wet markets benefit a community because they help foster and maintainhealthy social relationships and interactions. This happens because wet marketsare a safe and inclusive space for people to meet each other, to feel a senseof belonging in and attachment to their community, and to cooperate in waysimpossible within their own own worlds (Zsuzsanna 2010).Overall, wet markets areunique in the way they create a sense of locality by bringing bring differenttypes of people together and allowing them to converse, shop, listen, andwander freely.Finally, wet markets benefitthe communities they serve by preserving and perpetuating cultural practicesand traditions. Yet wet markets maintain aliment cultures by sellingingredients unique to specific regions, nations, and cities, still they maintainsocial culture because they appear for multifarious kinds of social correlationin the communities they are placed in.
In conclude theoverarching aim of this study was to grasp an understanding of how traditionalmarkets in Singapore by the supermarket revolution. Generally, thisstudy sought to learn about how the market impacts local people’s everydaylives, how local people perceive the threats pressuring the market to change,and how local people expect the market to function in the future to meet theirneeds. Sourses: 1.Burden,A. (2014, March). How Public Spaces Make Cities Work.
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