It’s always good to support homegrown businesses and what better time to #SupportLocal than during our nation’s birth month? August is littered with tons of markets and fleas that feature Singaporean brands and artists for a month-long celebration – time to bust out the flags and get to shopping!
2 to 4 Aug: Singapasar 2019 Edition
Back for its fourth run, Singapasar reclaims its location at the National Design Centre to showcase a collection by homegrown talents that represent Singapore’s identity and culture, where some 32 brands will set up shop. Happening on the weekend before National Day, forage through the stands and you just might find locally designed/made apparels, accessories and bags suited to your taste, books by local authors and of course, food and beverages.
2 to 4 Aug: All Things Singaporean Bayfront Pop-Up Market
As the attractions at Gardens by the Bay bloom with brand new exhibitions and shows to commemorate our 54th birthday, pop by the Bayfront Marketplace for adorable little trinkets, including metal straw sets, stationery and snacks. Always one to support local social services, the bazaar has also partnered up with various social service organisations to raise funds for their beneficiaries at the pop-up.
3 Aug: Lelong! Lelong! Sustainable Fashion Swap
WeWork partners up with The Fashion Pulpit for a swap flea just in time for National Day. The Lelong! Lelong Sustainable Fashion Swap will also feature local favourite sustainable brands including cruelty-free skincare Re:erth and Want Skincare, independent womenswear label Qlothe and upcycled fashion Muta Wear – all held at the newly revamped Funan mall.
3 Aug: Design Pasar
In support of local artists, craftsmen and designers, Foreign Policy Design Group will be hosting Design Pasar; a pasar malam-style neighbourhood craft market for the creative community. Find homeware and porcelain plates by Supermama, gorgeous bouquets by Floral Magic, and even delectable bites from The Refinery Singapore and Creamier Handcrafted Ice Cream and Coffee. Shop to the sounds of live local indie bands and DJs, or stay for the free artistic showcases by Tell Your Children, Ejtee and Old World Charm.
16 to 18 Aug: Carouselland: Small Dreams, Big Possibilities
Themed ‘Small Dreams, Big Possibilities’, this year’s physical manifestation of Carousell’s marketplace stretches across three days with an extensive list of over 300 vendors manning booths offering various knick-knacks in honour of everyday aspirations – including anything from vintage clothes and accessories to retro games and home decor. Workshops, game stations and an interactive trail of sure-win prizes await!
30 Aug to 1 Sep: Twilight: Flea & Feast
Twilight: Flea & Feast is Singapore’s answer to the famed weekend hawker markets from the land down under, playing host to a plethora of the tastiest street food around the globe. Besides over 50 F&B stalls, get your fix of retail therapy from over 100 booths offering fashion, furnishing, skincare and more. Entertainment is supplied in the form of games and movies – all you have to bring are your friends!
A version of this article first appeared on SG Magazine.