April is here and it seems like time has well and truly flown by. Enjoy your precious public holidays and spend some time at these 5 markets the Taiwanese famed namesake market, Shilin, included.
Well, where did you get that? Will be the question your mates will be throwing at you after the Vintage Fair come April. The best bits of the best era can be sourced at this fair, that is running for the fifth year. A host of carefully curated boutique brands will offer up fashion, decor and accessories. Expect one-off finds, including jewellery, leather bags and whimsical dresses from the likes of A Vintage Tale and Littlereddotvintage that has an established presence on local shopping platform Carousell.
Tan Boon Liat building, Journey East showroom, #03-02; 10am – 6pm.
Snooty, bougie connoisseurs need not apply for this market. Seriously. Actually Affordable Artist Market returns for its 3rd edition at Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, and as its title suggests, aims to create some semblance of inclusiveness of the art world. Apart from that, swing by to get your hearty roasts, listen to some great tunes and soak up the vibes.
Question is, is this an oxymoron, or can art actually be affordable? In any case, when you’re there, grab great picks from $300 and below.
Camp Kilo Charcoal Club.
For this episode of Frank Food Market, usually held at Loewen Gardens, Dempsey area, this one’s at kult kafe. Sure, vendors are hawking most things you can probably find at a Jason, such as Olive oils, chocolates, wines, pickles, cupcakes. Only, these ones are artisanal and sold in small batches. Besides, there will also be kids clothes, candles and essential oils, all from sustainable brands and health and wellness-focused vendors. Food and drinks supplied by the one nad only kult kafe, but Sidecar and Frank Food will be rocking up with their meats. Sign us up then for this sounds like more than a food market.
kult kafe, 11 Upper Wilkie Rd.; (3 – 10pm).
Purveyors and bazaar go-ers should be well-acquainted by TGIF Bazaars by now. You’d be well pleased to find that this one has the most central locale. It will be at Bayfront, and is TGIF’s opening edition at Bayfront. A sort of grassroots-type initiative, TGIF has also partnered up with social organisations to raise funds at this pop-up. If this version is anything like the ones in the past, expect snacks, trinkets and stationery.
Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr.
For the longest time, we’ve enjoyed Taiwanese delicacies, what’s with our obsession with boba tea, crispy chicken, oyster mee sua and for some, stinky tofu. Rejoice because the veritable-ish Shilin Night Market will come to our shores for the very first time. This one’s more than a food market and will feature more than just Taiwanese and Singaporean delights. At the market, expect to be entertained with the pop-up artisanal crafts, arcade games and even movie screenings.
Singapore Turf Club Carpark B, The Grounds@Kranji.