9 exciting markets in the marvelous month of March

It’s a merry time for markets this month. As if your March weren’t already packed with activities; pick up preloved goodies at a flea, socialize at one of the many art market-parties, or swing by this year’s BuySingLit bazaar for some good local reads. Money down you’ll be broke but happy.

Katong Square Lifestyle & Vintage Market (Mar 9)

A new month calls for a new Katong Square market, which, with its vinyl records and vintage goods, touts itself as Singapore’s only true blue vintage flea market. Resident booths include familiar names like The Retro Factory, Memory Lane and The Great Vinyl Exchange; but be sure to hit up the “casual booths” for preloved bargains.

Where: Katong Square

BuySingLit Book Bazaar (Mar 9-11)

, 9 exciting markets in the marvelous month of March
BuySingLit Bazaar 2017

The nationwide literary movement #BuySingLit is back for a second year, with workshops, installations, and a ton of free activities. But surely everything boils down to the Book Bazaar, where hopefully you’ll be convinced to part with your cash and support our well-deserved local authors. Organized by BooksActually at The Arts House, the bazaar will include titles from major publishers like Epigram Books, Math Paper Press and more. As an added perk, a selection of SingLit titles will be made available for your casual browsing at The Lawn outside.

Where: The Arts House at The Old Parliament

MAAD @ I Light Marina Bay (Mar 9-11, 16-18)

, 9 exciting markets in the marvelous month of March
MAAD 2017

A regular feature, the Red Dot Design Museum’s Market of Artists And Designers (MAAD) is presenting a special two-weekend edition in conjunction with Singapore Design Week 2018. Over 50 makers from Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan and Malaysia will showcase their products at the market, held along the boardwalk at I Light Marina Bay 2018. There will also be workshops by overseas makers covering craft and design, for you to get hands-on while you shop late into the night.

Where: Marina Bay waterfront

Sunday Social Market (Mar 11)

Sunday Social returns to Camp Kilo Charcoal Club to marry local brands, talented crafters, good food and better music. At the market, vendors will include artisanal bakers and crafters, interior decor and fashion accessories. Cash only, please.

Where: Camp Kilo Charcoal Club

Ice Cream Sundays: Boogie at the Barracks (Mar 11)

Party people Ice Cream Sundays is hosting an extra artsy affair at Gillman Barracks. Go for the food and market stalls—which include a pop-up bar of house pours and draft beers, bites from Sidecar Sausages, and gelato popsicles from Popbar SG—but stay for the art and the slick sets. As part of the event, Yeo Workshop will present a new exhibition called “Sovereign Heads”, an immersive walk-through of Polish artist Marcin Dudek’s subcultural works inspired by the anxieties of the working class. A line-up of house, disco, funk and soul will keep you dancing from 2pm till 10pm.

Where: Gillman Barracks

Easter Farmers Market at Loewen Gardens (Mar 17)

, 9 exciting markets in the marvelous month of March
Farmers Market at Loewen Gardens

The trusty Farmers Market at Loewen Gardens celebrates Easter this month, with a good mix of organic vegetables, wine, olive oil and fresh honey on sale. Brands to catch include BottlesXO, The Meat Club, Avo & Co. and more. There’ll even be an Easter Egg hunt—you know, if that’s your thing.

Where: 75E Loewen Road

White Sands Weekend Flea Mar 2018 (Mar 17-18)

Live in the depths of Pasir Ris and not keen to venture out for fun this weekend? TGIF Bazaars is holding its monthly outdoor weekend flea market at White Sands shopping mall, located under the covered walkway around the mall. Anyone is free to open a booth, so look out for wares ranging from handmade crafts and gifts to fashion apparel, electronic accessories and even Henna services.

Where: White Sands shopping mall

Urban Ventures Street Party Vol. 9 (Mar 17-18)

, 9 exciting markets in the marvelous month of March
Urban Ventures by Lopelab

Another key event of this year’s Singapore Design Week, Lopelab’s Urban Ventures Street Party is back at Keong Saik Road for a two-day event. From 2-10:30pm, shop at the artisans market, which will include brands like Hush Candle, Oh Glorious Clay, Bacteria Secret and more. As usual, local acts will perform live throughout the weekend.

Where: Keong Saik Road

Tough as Nails Creators Market (Mar 22)

It’s all about the women this March (FYI, International Women’s Day is on Mar 8), and the folks at WeWork are celebrating female creators with a special Creators Market. Supported by fashion label Love, Bonito, the market will showcase local brands led by leading ladies—The Ordinary Co, Eden and Elie, Hush Candle, Kindred Teas and When I was Four, for starters.

Where: WeWork Beach Centre