Hop around the trendiest bazaars to snag great bargains of one-of-a-kind creations ranging from fresh produce to handmade trinkets.
By Sai Vidhya
Your chances of getting unconventional products are a lot higher at artisan markets than chain retail stores. If you’re looking for something to buy or just window-shopping, you’ll definitely leave one of these pop-up markets satisfied.
- Gillman Barracks Farmer’s Market
Spice up your family’s Sunday brunches with this carnival-like market. Expect fresh, affordable and locally harvested produce such as seafood, herbs and vegetables at this latest monthly initiative. Chill to live folk tunes while enjoying grilled fish burgers, shucked oysters or even a meal whipped up by the café where you bought the fresh produce.
“Bring cash (and) your own bags. Come with an open mind and see what we have for you,” said Mr Prashanth Somosundaram, 45, co-founder of Red Baron, a bakery, café and bar.
Price: $2 – $20
Best for: Fresh produce, cooked foods
Address: Block 45 Malan Road, Singapore 109455
For more details, check out Red Baron’s Facebook page.
- Maker’s Market
From the founders of 6-year-old event company, Fleawhere comes its year-old initiative – the Maker’s Market. Tailored exclusively for the local start-up community, the monthly weekend mobile market was inspired by the growing arts and food scene.
Featuring only brand new, never-before-seen handmade items from independent fashion labels, vintage collectibles and artisanal foods, don’t be surprised if you end up spending your entire week’s allowance at the market.
Mr Koh Cheng Guan, strategic marketing manager, recommends goers of the event to keep their wallets fat and also look out for items with good quality and crafts.
Price: $4 – $200
Best for: Fashion apparel, handicrafts, music, artisan food and beverages
For more details, check out fleawhere.com.
- Great Singapore Garage Sale
This bi-monthly bazaar is a platform for home-based businesses and budding entrepreneurs to showcase products with nostalgic significance and rare vintage finds. It incorporates the idea of re-using, re-loving and recycling, and advocates the importance of being Eco-friendly in our society.
Co-organizer Jaclyn Aw, 30, mentioned: “All these items are in tip-top condition so don’t belittle what you see. You’ll never know what hidden treasures you might find.”
From face painting and balloon sculpting for the children to bargain hunting for teens and adults, this family-friendly event is bound to have something for everyone.
Price range: From as low as a couple of dollars for pre-loved bargains
Best for: Arts and crafts, toys, books, collectibles, handmade goods, pre-loved goodies
Address: 90 Goodman Road, Singapore 439053, Multi Purpose Hall @ Goodman Arts Centre
For more details, check out the Great Singapore Garage Sale’s Facebook page.