Cheap Hokkien food, familiar vintage fleas and another excuse to spend time with your pets

It's time to head into the second half of 2019. Pencil in some markets and food festivals for the days ahead, where everything from vintage fleas to a pet-friendly, paw-some beachfront shindig awaits.

July Mini But Mighty Flea (Jul 7)

Vintage purveyor, boutique and cafe Old Habits teams up with the members of Singapore Toys Collectors Chit Chat to host its monthly vintage flea. Barter or buy vintage bootleg toys, tin toys, Cultural Revolution toys, and various other figurines and collectibles from avid vintage collectors and like-minded members of the public. Feel free to bring your own treasures for a swap sesh, otherwise, just have a poke around the big boys.

Where: Old Habits, 38 Telok Blangah Rise

Katong Square Lifestyle & Vintage Market July Edition (Jul 12)

Whether you're a vintage purveyor or a casual flea-goer, this market that runs every second weekend of the month is one to check out. You'll be sure to find a horde of booths lining Katong Square, hawking all things vintage—haute couture, home decor, keepsakes, jewellery, vinyl records and more. This month, look forward to street magic and live music from nine DJs helming the decks.

Where: Katong Square

Streat (Jul 12-13)

Taking the lead at Singapore’s Food Festival is Streat, back with satisfying hawker creations and modern interpretation of local cuisine. Don’t miss out on mod-Sin tastes brought to you by FatPapas Burgers and Shakes, Artichoke, The Feather Blade and more, as well as tipples concocted by Origin Bar’s pop-up. While you’re there, check out the entertainment sets, courtesy of 2018 NDP song producer Charlie Lim, local folk-soul singer-songwriter Glen Wee and funk-heavy trio Dreebsby, to name a few.

Where: The Promontory@Marina Bay, 11 Marina Boulevard

Pet Street Gang (Jul 20-21)

Round up your fluffiest rascals for Pet Street Gang, happening on the shores of Sentosa’s Palawan Beach on the third weekend of July. With over 80 stalls to stop by, both you and your furry friend will be spoiled with treats and merchandise, as well as fun contests and games to take part in. Admission is free, though festival kits are up for purchase if you want to go full paw-chella with your best friend.

Where: Palawan Beach Sentosa Island

Reimagine Swap Party (Jul 27)

The best way to declutter and refresh your wardrobe at the same time when you’re on a budget is to attend a swap flea, and here's a good one for you. At Swapaholic’s Reimagine Swap Party, untouched items that have been laying listlessly for years receive a new lease of life. Unlike most swap markets, Swapaholic ensures that products are up to standard through a series of quality checks before it lands in the hands of its new owner, so you know you’re swapping your worth. Expect to see a well-curated display of clothes, bags, shoes, jewellery and accessories donated from influencers and sustainable brands.

Where: The Red Box, 113 Somerset Road

50 Cents Fest (Jul 27-28)

For your annual dose of affordable Hokkien cuisine, 50 Cents Fest returns for its fourth consecutive year with more than 40 stalls and mobile vendors in tow. Select authentic Hokkien dishes such as the Cha Gay Ah, Hei Zho and local favourite Ang Ku Kueh. Besides food and drinks, take part in a Bingo game with a Hokkien spin, Jiak Ba Buay, and even a getai performance.

Where: Chinatown Food Street, Smith Street

Kok Fah Technology Farm (Every weekend)

Happening every weekend, this farmer’s market at Sungei Tengah is as fresh as it gets—so fresh that they even offer guided tours around the farm for visitors to familiarise themselves with the vegetation. Pick from the array of quality, leafy greens harvested straight from its source for a nutritious weekend filled with great deals and even fresher produce.

Where: 18 Sungei Tengah Road