Monday, 12 August 2013

Kirribilli Markets

I'd been nagging some of my friends to visit Kirribilli markets for the past 6 months, but due to the General Markets only being available once a month, we had difficulties making ourselves all available for a visit. We used the Ennis Road exit of Milsons Pt Station and followed the signs. Greeted by the dismal selection of stalls in the tunnel, we muttered, "What, is that all?".

Gladly there's actually a lot more to the markets than the below picture - and my favourite stalls were actually to be found in that tunnel! There was a stall with multi-coloured hand-painted ceramics at excellent prices, one with cute toddler-sized knits, and others with pretty summery frocks and $2 earrings.

 Beyond the tunnel lay a number of food stalls, which greeted us with an array of poffertjes, banh mi, chorizos, potatoes-on-a-stick and freshly-squeezed-lemonade. The crooning musicians and warm, sunny weather, made for a lazy Saturday of selecting pretty trinkets and rifling through racks of vintage clothes. There was one arm of the markets selling fresh produce, which added to the community vibe.


Come lunch time, food was easily accessible:

Chorizo roll ($8)

The good ol' gaytime attracted me for its throwback to a favourite classic. Don't expect too much, and you'll be content enough with it. It was covered by a layer of tim tam and mixed with gaytime ice cream and crumbled cookie. 

Good Ol' Gaytime ($5)

Freshly squeezed lemonade (<$5)

Once we tired of navigating the markets, we made our way to the water, where we sat and talked until the sun went down.


  1. Hi there!

    I'm writing on behalf of the Republic of Singapore's Navy News editorial team!

    We were wondering if we could use your photos of the kirribilli markets in our next edition of the Navy News publication?

    We would be happy to credit you in the final article before publishing it!

    Hope to hear from you soon!

    Navy News Team photojournalist,
    Republic of Singapore Navy

    1. Hi Graeme,

      As long as you credit the blog (either "Indulging Gluttonous Urges" or, Navy News is welcome to use my photos of Kirribilli Markets.

      If you have any further inquiries, please feel free to email me at


    2. Hi Chloe thanks so much for your help!