Flea markets are hugely fun and forever changing; you’ll never visit one that’s the same. One of the main reasons people love shopping at these markets is the bargains! Whether you want to pick up some goodies for a song, are on the hunt for a one-of-a-kind treasure, or stumble across something you didn’t know you needed, there will be something for just about everyone in your family. You will likely find an interesting melee of handcrafted items, pre-loved goods, home-baked goods, local food vendors, antiques and collectibles, clothing, children’s activities, and entertainment. If you are lucky, you might find a quirky trinket, arts and crafts, custom-made fashion and eco-friendly soaps, candles, and gifts. Little Steps brings you the favorite pop-up flea markets in Singapore.
Fleawhere has an eclectic range of second-hand and new clothes, accessories, pre-loved collectibles, toys, gadgets, antiques, and arts and crafts. You'll find many local goodies curated for Singapore's youngsters; it's a great introduction to encouraging your older kids and teens to thrift for fantastic finds. Fleawhere is open from 12 noon to 8 pm daily.
Fleawhere, 1 Selegie Road, Singapore, https://www.instagram.com/fleawhere/
Join the biggest thrift party every Sunday between 11.00 am and 6.00 pm in the Aperia Mall, Lavender MRT, Exit B. There are always at least 45 booths and a huge range of pre-loved items such as clothing, luxury goods, and things for the kids. The organizers have regular giveaways; if you purchase three or more products, it could be a free dress ring or a pair of earrings. The Luggage Market is deliciously green and encourages the donation of unsold items so that they can send them to the Green Collective for recycling. Most items sell for around SG$5 or less; booth renters bring their belongings in their luggage so that you can expect items such as clothes, books, and small trinkets. If you want to sell some of your items, it's only SG$68 to rent a booth!
The Singapore Really Really Free Market is a fun pop-up market where goods and services are given away absolutely free! Everyone shares their goods and services, and nothing is for sale. Anyone with stuff or skills to share are welcome to set up a stall and help build a caring, sharing community. The Really Really Free Market (RRFM) movement is a non-hierarchical collective of individuals who form a temporary market based on an alternative gift economy. The RRFM movement aims to counteract capitalism in a non-reactionary way. It holds as a major goal to build a community based on sharing resources, caring for one another, and improving the collective lives of all. The first SRRFM was way back in 2009. You'll find all sorts of pre-loved goodies and sometimes even relaxing massages and tarot card readings.
The Singapore Really Really Free Market, various locations across Singapore and Asia, www.facebook.com/srrfm
The Local People celebrates Singapore and the local craftsmen and women. The movement has grown into a community where like-minded artists, designers, makers, and chefs share their time and a mutual space. You'll find many limited edition items and something to treasure at the flea market. Not only will you support up-and-coming designers, but you can also enjoy the fun vibe with the various musical performances and delicious food offerings. The nomadic spaces allow you to chat with the various artisans and keep abreast of the Singaporean underground film movement and music. You can stay connected to the artists and purchase on The Local People website. The Local People has gone from strength to strength and is a recognized advocate for the Singapore Arts and their formidable community.
The Local People, various locations, www.facebook.com/TheLocalPeopleSG
The Retro Factory presents the monthly pop-up Vintage Flea Market to promote Singapore's music, arts, and vintage and retro lifestyles. The pop-up market is renowned for treasures like jewelry, unconventional fashion items, and old-school vinyl records. You’ll know you’ve found this friendly market when you spot lots of colorful tents and people walking their pups! There are music performances and lots of foodie booths, so you’ll have a great day out with the kids.
Vintage Flea Market by The Retro Factory, Katong Square, 86/88 East Coast Road, Singapore 423371, www.facebook.com/retrofactorysg
Sunday Social Market isn’t just a weekend flea market; it’s a trendy hotspot for many people, friends, and families to hang out. You’ll find live music, fashion labels, and creative handicrafts aplenty, keeping you occupied for hours. Even if you're not up for some shopping, you can enjoy the restaurant space at Camp Kilo Charcoal Club. Remember that most transactions are cash only, so have [plenty] on hand! It’s a great vibe, so expect to be there longer than anticipated.
Head down to the Gardens By The Bay at Floral Fantasy Gift Shop to discover a well-curated range of products from local brands, craftspeople, and businesses from around Singapore. You'll find everything from organic beauty products to sustainable crafts, gorgeous fashion accessories, and a host of wellness items that will suit your lifestyle. The event space is buggy and wheelchair friendly and attracts people of all ages. The shop is open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until mid-September from 12 noon to 9 pm. They offer free entry too!
The Makers’ Market, Gardens By The Bay, Floral Fantasy Gift Shop, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore, https://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/en/things-to-do/dine-and-shop/conservatory-gift-shop.html
While not strictly a flea market, it's a fabulous place to shop directly with local farmers for fresh-from-the-ground veggies, heirloom fruits and yummy homemade sweets, home bakes, and cakes. Every month there are different vendors, growers, and producers. They have a green market and an exciting variety of educational community events, including interactive workshops, urban rejuvenation, building sustainable communities, and visits to local farmers.
City Sprouts Farmers Market, 102 Henderson Road, Singapore, https://citysprouts.com.sg/products/farmers-market
The farmer's market runs on the first weekend of the month between 10 am and 4 pm. They go by the simple saying, "No farmers, no food." They strive to bring farmers from local Singaporean farms closer to people and build connections within the community. Held at Gardenasia, The Local Weekend Market is supported by Singapore Food Agency and Kranji Countryside Association. Shop the TLF Grocer way and buy local ready-to-eat, ready-to-cook or ready-to-use produce with farm-fresh goodness. You’ll have many eat, work and play experiences allowing entire families to understand farming with the farms to families campaign.
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