Got your wallets ready?
Got your wallets ready?
- By Tay Shi Ting
- | Mar 31, 2017
The month of April is finally here, which means the wait for Artbox Singapore is finally coming to an end. Besides the Bangkok import, there are tons of other markets worth checking out as well that feature vintage wear, local artisanal products, music performances, awesome food and good vibes.
Markets usually last for a few hours or days, but not this one. The Flea Party will continue throughout the month gathering clothing vendors that are letting go of goods at affordable prices. Most merchants are not confirmed yet, but refer to their website for the latest updates.
Where: Level 6, Lucky Plaza (beside Jollibee)
Besides catching a glimpse of Thailand’s food scene at Artbox, you can also do so at the more sophisticated Thai restaurant Tamarind Hill, where they will be transforming their historic colonial building into a street food market for one night only. Expect a feast with beers and Thai dishes like Kanom Jin (Phetchaburi-style Thai laksa), Sago Sai Gai (chicken and peanuts dumplings) and Sai Aue (grilled Chiang Mai pork sausage).
Where: Tamarind Hill Singapore, 30 Labrador Villa Rd.
Singapore-based vintage furniture store Journey East is gathering seven retro vendors under one roof. You’ll get to purchase a variety of vintage items from vendors such as The Paper Pan, selling stationery and paper goods; By My Old School, for decor and homewares; Happy Laundry Day for apparels; and Vinyl Kakis, selling vinyls (like their name suggests).
Where: Journey East, #03-02 315 Outram Rd, Tan Boon Liat Building
Local bookstore BooksActually, a frequent supporter for Singapore literary works, will be organizing a book market. It will feature well-known local publishers like Math Paper Press and Epigram Books, alongside My Sweet Scarlett, a stationary and gift shop, and Green Banana, known for their tiny terrarium plants.
Where: The Substation Gallery, 45 Armenian St.
The secluded D'Kranji Farm Resort will be turning into a bustling market selling fresh farm produce such as fish and vegetables that’s harvested right before the market, diabetes-friendly cookies and a myriad of spices. The event will also be teaching people how to make their own homemade brews with a herbalist.
Where: D’Kranji Farm Resort, 10 Neo Tiew Ln 2.
The Summerhouse, which prides itself on their use of ingredients from an edible garden, is hosting an Earth-themed market. From hammocks by Airmocks to soy candles from Hush Candle, fresh produce from Green Circle Eco Farm to Souley Green’s vegan cosmetics and perfumes, find them all at the market.
Where: The Summerhouse, 3 Park Ln.
The popular Bangkok night market is one of the most anticipated events this year. It’s slated to be one hell of a market featuring its iconic shipping container booths, a dazzling display of fairy lights and of course, a whole slew of food vendors to keep you well fed. The line-up includes local brands like churros specialists Loco Loco; Tio Smoke, serving their eye-catching dragon breath desserts; and Pindecmic, selling designer badges and label pins. Thai vendors will be on-site too, with vendors like indie apparel brand Madoo Madoo and Catcher Brand, who will be selling their range of home decor items. Music performances and a beer market is set to complete the experience.
Where: Bayfront Event Space
In collaboration with One Kampong Glam, Fri-nally Fete Street Art Market will be organizing a recurring market on Baghdad Street with different themes each month. In April, The Vintage Market will be featuring more than 20 stalls selling jewelry, beauty products, knick-knacks, snacks, and more. You can find patterned handmade pouches by Nur & Sara, salted egg yolk chips from Emma and batik shirts by Batique.
Where: Baghdad St.
If you always had difficulties looking for retro outfits and accessories, look no further than this recurring vintage market. The line-up has not been confirmed, but expect to find vinyls, vintage apparels and a range of accessories. Previously, they featured regulars like vintage costume jewelry outfit Shoubijoux, car model and vinyl collectors Karang Unique, and batik craftspeople MoroBatik.
Where: #01-38/39, 86 East Coast Rd. (Twin Hotel Complex and Shopping Mall)