Shop away as Father’s Day fast approaches

It’s June and that means we're at the year's halfway mark. It's also when the annual Pink Dot festival happens, calling for some serious pink-themed bazaars. Otherwise, markets for Father's Day and even one on robots all take place this month. 

June Mini but Mighty Flea (Theme: Robots) (Jun 2)

Vintage vendors By My Old School and Old Habits take charge of all things vintage at every flea, and this month, they have their eyes set on iconic pop culture robots such as Ultraman, Astroboy R2D2, Ironman and the Transformers. Relive your childhood with fellow collectors and you might just strike up a sweet deal.

Where: Old Habits Cafe, 38 Telok Blangah Rise

Katong Square Lifestyle & Vintage Market June Edition (Jun 4)

Whether you're a vintage purveyor or a casual flea-goer, this market that runs every second weekend of the month is for you. You'll be sure to find a horde of booths lining Katong Square, with a myriad of vintage items including haute couture, home decor, keepsakes, jewellery, vinyl records and more. Live DJ acts will be manning the decks as you grab deals left and right, keeping entertainment at a high throughout.

Where: Katong Square, 88 East Coast Rd.

A Lifestyle Affair (Jun 7)

Held at the glass-walled gallery space adjacent to Dhoby Ghaut MRT, A Lifestyle Affair keeps it classy for its guests. Behold the curated masterpieces by selected independent designers, artists and craftsmen across a diverse medium that ranges from fashion to home decor.

Where: Visual Arts Centre Singapore, 10 Penang Rd.

Proof Flat Father’s Day Sale (Jun 8)

The patriarch of the family deserve some love as well, and here’s your annual reminder that Father’s Day is only weeks away. Balance out mum’s lavish brunch with exquisite bar-related gifts that will warm the hearts of even the stone-coldest of dads.

Where: The Proof Flat, 43A Hong Kong St.

Pasar Pink (Jun 16)

In these bleak, foreboding times, the importance of celebrating love and acceptance needs to be further emphasised. And what better time to make a toast to inclusivity than the month of June. PinkFest’s Pasar Pink is an open farm community social market that themes itself around—you guessed it—glamorously pink merchandise that stands for all-equality and love. Pick up some food and drinks including irresistible pastries from Tiong Bahru Bakery and a pretty, pretty fermented tea from Wild Boocha Kombucha. Deck yourself out in fuchsia at the various apparel vendors and grab some satisfying eats to fuel the love.

Where: Open Farm Community, 130E Minden Rd.

Frank Food (Jun 22)

Loewen Gardens is back with another family-oriented farmer’s market. In the canopied comfort of Dempsey Hill, browse through organic food and beverages, fresh bakes, handmade jams, spreads and gifts from the 30-odd stalls.

Where: 75E Loewen Rd.

Wheeler’s Market (Jun 23)

The idyllic Wheeler’s Estate at Seletar Aerospace Park is throwing a weekend market filled with food, music and shopping. Enjoy live music performances from busker Johan and pick up a trinket or two from local vendors and crafters like Mon Petit Chou, bagfullofdreams, Kikiko Organics and Rouge Trinkets.

Where: Wheeler’s Estate, 2 Park Ln.

Kampong Boogie (Jun 29)

Kampong Boogie returns to its home on the rooftop carpark at Golden Mile Tower for one Saturday afternoon, before snaking its way to The Projector for a late night afterparty on the last Saturday of the month. Order up classic hotdogs by Fung Kee Hotdogs SG and delectable tacos by Taco Mantra, cop some fragrant 100% all natural Jamaican-based marinade by Suka Suka Sauce and boogie your way to some sweet art pieces that come with a great cause—all proceeds will be going to the Singapore’s Children Society.

Where: Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Rd.