It’s no secret that Singaporeans love a shopping mall, but look as carefully as we have and you’ll find a good few flea markets thrown in for variety. Rummagers rejoice! Here’s a list of our favourite fleas and bazaars that are worth visiting for quirky finds and one-offs.
What happens when four youngsters are tired of the lack in platforms for selling or sharing goods? They come up with their own, and thus The Local People was born. Now, they host multiple art markets throughout the year where you’re sure to find quirky items and other cool items.
When: 9 August 2018 (multiple events a year, refer to their facebook for more updates)
Time: 11am to 9pm
Where: Marina Barrage
Happening every Sunday, The Luggage Market is one of the biggest preloved markets with over 45 booths. Like its name suggests, buy clothes right out of luggages and with steals starting from $2, how could you miss out!
When: Every Sunday
Time: 11am to 6pm
Where: Grandlink Square, L1 walkway, 511 Guillemard Road
More upmarket but definitely still worth visiting is Boutique Fairs – a bi-annual event that brings together a mix of independent vendors, all carefully selected. Browse through over 250 labels available before heading to level 3 for some munchies and drinks.
When: 9 to 11 November 2018
9am to 8pm, 9 November
10am to 8pm, 10 November
10am to 6pm, 11 November
Where: F1 Pit Building, Levels 2 & 3, 1 Republic Boulevard
Is this market really free? Yes! This is a movement aimed at building and sharing resources among people so nothing is for sale. Simply exchange stuff with others, or share a skill and if you find something you like, you’re more than welcome to take it!
When: 2 June 2018 (multiple events a year, refer to their Facebook for more updates)
Time: 10am to 4pm
Where: Ground-Up Initiative (GUI), Kampung Kampus, 91 Lorong Chencharu (Yishun)
Organising multiple bazaars a year, TGIF hosts a range of events around Singapore, from Chinatown to White Sands in Pasir Ris. Visit their upcoming Chinatown Weekend Box Market, part of a Duanwu Festival (also referred to as the Dragon Boat Festival) event and soak in the festivities while browsing local knick-knacks and foods.
When: 9 to 10 June 2018
Time: 11am to 10pm
Where: Chinatown Smith Street
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