Ladies Market > Opening Hours
What time does Ladies Market open?
As a public street market of independent vendors there are no set opening
hours or trading days. However in general you'll find everything ready by
noon with some vendors ready a little earlier. The Ladies
Market is open every day of
the year except the first day of the Chinese New Year.
Officially the street is closed to all traffic from 4Pm
until Midnight on all days other than Sundays and holidays.
On those days the prohibition on cars starts at Noon and
runs until Midnight.
In practice it is hard for any car or van to go along the
road after 10am in the morning and the only ones I have seen
try this are emergency vehicles such as fire engines which
sometimes go through to e ensure that the passage is big
enough for them, and perhaps to remind stall holders about
the dangers of fire.
Here is what the street looks like early in the day at
9:30am in the morning when most stalls are still being set
But as you can see even at this early hour, before the road
is official closed to traffic, there are some shoppers and
some stalls ready for business.
Ladies' Market Close?
markets in western countries the markets
of Asia tend to open late, with cooler
temperatures in the evening more people
come out to shop and browse after the
sun has gone down. So although Ladies'
Market is not normally considered a
"Night market" it is open quite late.
How late depends on the day, the weather
and the customers.
The stalls on the Ladies' Market will
be open most days until 10pm or 11pm,
and on a busy Friday or Saturday night
some stalls will stay open later than
this. The closing of the roads to
cars officially stops at 10pm, but in
practice no cars will try to use the
roads at this time in the evening as the
roads will be packed with people
shopping and browsing.
If you have really
arrived too late and don't find much
happening here then you may consider
going to the Temple Street Night
Market which starts later, and stays
open later as well. You'll need to
go to Temple Street in Jordan which is
about 30 minutes walk south, or a 5
minute ride in a taxi. Presuming you can
find a taxi available late in the
evening. The walk is quite safe
even late at night particularly if you
do most of it on the main road,
Nathan Road, which is well lit and
busy at every hour of the day or night.
The various Cafes and small
restaurants near the market have their
own opening and closing times and some
stay open much later. You'll find plenty
of choices from Japanese noodles to
Korean BBQ that don't close until
midnight, and a few stay open even
later. For example the well known
traditional noodle restaurant Tong Kee
Noodles, at 89 Tong Choi Street,
regularly stays open until 1:30am.