10 markets in April you’d be sorry to sit out

While we weren’t looking, March packed up and left. If retail therapy and street food is what you need to get you through another month, look no further. Time to cash out at the ATM.

Flea Party (Apr 1-30)

Need a wardrobe makeover for less than $15? You’re in luck. Find pre-loved apparels for dirt-cheap prices at Flea Party for the entire month of April, spread out across rows of tables in the Lucky Plaza outlet. Prepare to brave throngs of crowds, especially during the weekends when prices have a higher chance of being slashed. 

Where: Lucky Plaza, 304 Orchard Rd

The Vintage Fair 2019 (Apr 6-7)

For the fifth consecutive year, Journey East brings the fabulous retro bonanza into the present. Authentic and inspired memorabilia, fashion and decor accessories await at the curated vintage market. Pop-up vendors to look out for include eelloo, Enamel Inc, Five Stones Vintage, Lemon Kitscharm, Mosingarden, and Lippystore, curated to the theme ‘A walk in the park’—a scene that, like the market itself, is set on a relaxed retro Sunday.

Where: Journey East, Tan Boon Liat building, 315 Outram Road

Actually Affordable Artist Market (Apr 7)

Camp Kilo’s tongue-in-cheek Actually Affordable Artist Market returns for its third edition, with the aim to once more provide affordable art to the discerning crowd. Stop by for great works from local and regional-based artists, including SheenuStudio, Laugh and Belly, Letchmy Ganapathy, Jazhmine and Gentleelephants. In the laidback space, no snooty art collector is going to judge you; and best of all, everything’s capped at $300.

Where: Camp Kilo Charcoal Club

Mini Flea Market April (Apr 7)

Give your nostalgia seeker a little tickle at the flea market organised by vintage vendor By My Old School and Old Habits. Curiously named ‘Advertising Mascots’, the flea-cum-swap meet is themed to brand mascots of yesteryear. Drop by to reminisce familiar faces such as the Courtesy Lion, Mr Peanut, the Monopoly Man and Mamee Monster. The goods on offer, however, aren’t limited to this theme, and will be including old toys, vinyl records, clocks, and all things vintage.

Where: Old Habits, 38 Telok Blangah Rise

Sunday on The Hill x The Frank Food Market (Apr 7)

Frank Food has been a long-time vendor at the eight-year-old Loewen Gardens Farmers’ Market. This month, they’re popping up separately and joining forces with Kult Kafe for a special edition of Sunday on the Hill. So look forward to more than the usual locally-produced, organic products; this time, pick out vintage streetwear and sustainable groceries to a backdrop of chilled-out daytime grooves by The Gonzo and friends. 

Where: Kult Kafe, 11 Upper Wilkie Road

The Luggage Market (Apr 7, 14, 21, 28)

Happening every Sunday, this flea market is one of the biggest in town. Over 40 vendors sell their pre-loved items right out of luggages. Without the hassle of tables or racks, prices here run cheap. (We’re talking $2 apparels and 3 for $10 sales.) Pick and choose your thrift store steals ranging from preloved clothes to shoes and accessories at Grandlink Square.

Where: Grandlink Square, 511 Guillemard Road

Bayfront Pop-Up Market (Apr 14)

April sees the inauguration of the new market series Bayfront Pop-Up Market, organised by TGIF Bazaars and held weekly at Gardens by the Bay. Shop for adorable little trinkets, including metal straw sets, stationery and snacks. Always one to support local social services, the bazaar has partnered up with various social service organisations to raise funds for their beneficiaries at the pop-up.

Where: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive


Shilin Night Market Singapore (Apr 19-21, 26-28)

Singaporeans love their street food, and the famed Taiwanese street grub is no stranger to our well-travelled palates. For two consecutive weekends, TheGrounds@Kranji will be buzzing with a multitude of stalls inspired by the original Shilin Night Market in Taiwan, boasting a highly anticipated maze of street delicacies and creative eats. Consume your weight in Taiwanese favourites such as crispy-skinned Taiwanese fried chicken and of course, Singaporeans’ beloved bubble tea—brought to you by an abundance of prominent boba joints from the country of origin. Fancy a souvenir from the streets of Taiwan? Booths offering artisanal crafts from both Singaporean and Taiwanese will be dotting the grounds too. And look forward to 60 arcade gaming booths featuring carnival games, life-sized claw machines, as well as eight KTV booths to get your inner Jay Chou on.

Where: The Grounds@Kranji

Crafters Market (Apr 19-Apr 21)

By now, the sight of scattered pop-up booths piled high with creative, artsy handicrafts on the ground level of Orchard Gateway should be a familiar sight. Hosted by Urban Market Singapore, the monthly market ramps up its offerings of delicately designed jewellery, tote bags, pins and knitted toys.

Where: Orchard Gateway, 277 Orchard Rd


Public Garden (Apr 27-28)

Quirky treasures galore! This coming month sees the return of everyone’s favourite gathering of independent labels from across Southeast Asia. Under one roof, score handcrafted bags and accessories, apparels and even potted plants at reasonable prices. Recommended for literary enthusiasts too, as books by passionate, indie authors will also featured.

Where: Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard