Aung San Suu Kyi tries local fare at Ghim Moh Market and Food Centre

Aung San Suu Kyi walks to the Ghim Moh Market.
Aung San Suu Kyi walks to the Ghim Moh Market. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Aung San Suu Kyi waves to patrons at the Ghim Moh Market on Dec 2, 2016.
Aung San Suu Kyi waves to patrons at the Ghim Moh Market on Dec 2, 2016.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at Ghim Moh Market
Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at Ghim Moh MarketST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
 Myanmar state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi looks at a stall selling fish at the Ghim Moh Market.
Myanmar state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi looks at a stall selling fish at the Ghim Moh Market. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
(From left) Singapore Ambassador to Myanmar Robert Chua,  Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, Myanmar Union Minister for Ministry of Commerce Dr Than Myint,  Myanmar Minister of State for Foreign Affairs U Kyaw Tin, Myanmar State Counsellor Daw Aun
(From left) Singapore Ambassador to Myanmar Robert Chua, Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, Myanmar Union Minister for Ministry of Commerce Dr Than Myint, Myanmar Minister of State for Foreign Affairs U Kyaw Tin, Myanmar State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and NEA CEO Ronnie Tay, having breakfast at Ghim Moh Market on Dec 2, 2016.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Aung San Suu Kyi gets mobbed by the crowd as she leaves Ghim Moh Market.
Aung San Suu Kyi gets mobbed by the crowd as she leaves Ghim Moh Market.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

SINGAPORE - Myanmar state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi toured one of Singapore's national institutions - a hawker centre - and tried some local fare on Friday (Dec 2) morning.

She was hosted by Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan to a breakfast of chwee kueh and fried carrot cake, among other dishes, at Ghim Moh Market and Food Centre.

Also on the menu were tau huay, putu mayam, laksa and coffee and tea.

Ms Suu Kyi, who is on the last day of her three-day official trip to Singapore, was greeted by a crowd of dozens that later swelled to at least a hundred, mostly curious onlookers and hawkers.


Aung San Suu Kyi visits a fruit stall at Ghim Moh Market. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG


Myanmar state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi was hosted by Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan to a breakfast of chwee kueh and fried carrot cake, among other dishes, at Ghim Moh Market and Food Centre. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

She also toured the wet market and stalls, and was briefed on the history of hawker centres in Singapore.

Myanmar is looking at upgrading its wet markets and building a hawker centre in Yangon.

Here is the food Aung San Suu Kyi  ate from Ghim Moh Market, along with their stall numbers:


(From left to right, top to bottom) #01-54 Ghim Moh Chwee Kueh, #01-26 Heavens (putu mayam), #01-29 Hock Soon Carrot Cake,  #01-63 63 Laksa, #01-21 Tat Seng Cafe (kopi C for Vivian Balakrishnan), #01-42 V.O. Mohamed Kassim (Teh tarik for Aung San Suu Kyi), #01-01 Soyfresh (tau huey) ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG