The best markets in Singapore

Hunt for hidden treasures or just soak in the buzzy atmosphere at Singapore's best markets
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Whether you're looking to refresh your closet for cheap, on a lookout for cool vintage memorabilia or just like to look like pretty things, these are the best markets in Singapore to keep on your radar. Best of all, these either stay open everyday or throw a pop-up flea on the regular.

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Bugis Street

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For affordable fashion and accessories

Just a stone's throw away from Bugis station lies a bargain shopper's heaven. Bugis Street is the closest you'll get to a street market in Singapore – the first floor is non-airconditioned but we suggest heading straight up to the second air-conditioned floor to shop. The most popular thing to do there, however, is to get your nails done in one of the many nail salons in the 'beauty aisle' – trust us, you'll know when you get there. 

Opens daily 11am-10pm. 

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Tekka Centre

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For fresh produce

Home to one of the best wet markets in town, Tekka Market is a heaven for fresh crisp produce and for its greater offering of Halal meats than most other wet markets. It also has an adjoining food centre that has become a hawker institution offering great grub from a range of cuisines. Most stalls are family run and the stallholders will gladly recommend you the best produce of the day if you ask – just remember to head there earlier in the day as market stalls tend to close by mid-day or when they sell out.

Opens daily. 

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Chinatown Street Market

Chinatown Street Market

For touristy souvenirs and heritage trinkets

Located right in the heart of Chinatown, this street market is tightly packed with a ton of stalls hawking touristy souvenirs (a 'I heart SG' tank top or a Merlion fridge magnet, anyone?) and heritage trinkets. Think wedding chopsticks, traditional Chinese cheongsam outfits and more. Here's our guide to the best of what Chinatown has to offer and a Chinatown food guide to eat your way through this bustling neighbourhood.

Opens daily.

Kranji Countryside Farmers Market

Kranji's Countryside Farmers' Market

For a rustic farmers' market experience

Yes we do have farms in Singapore. But the closest we have to a farmers' market in this country is this pop-up run by the good people behind Kranji's Countryside Farmers' Market. Every quarter, the Singapore's farming community gather all their fresh produce and bring them to this no-frills market for sale. If you want to eat local, here's the best place to start.

Check their Facebook page for exact dates. 

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Katong Square Lifestyle and Vintage Market

Katong Square Lifestyle and Vintage Market

For vintage hunters

Vintage collectors, this is the market for you. Yes, lots of patience and digging required but it'll be worth it. Hunt for one-of-a-kind finds amidst the booths selling all things vintage – watches, vintage jewellery, haute couture, vinyl records, objets d’art and more. 

Check Vintage Flea Market by The Retro Factory's Facebook page for exact dates. 

So Gelam Market

So Gelam Market

For hipster finds

Every last weekend of the month, Bagdad Street transform into a vibrant flea market filled with plenty of food and drink stalls, and pop-up shops hawking quirky lifestyle products including but not limited to flowers, hanna, homemade beauty products, candles, art prints and more. Of course, there'll be lots of live performances to add to the buzzy atmosphere in this quaint Kampong Glam neighbourhood. And since you're in the vicinity, remember to check out the best of what Bugis has to offer and hit up these cafes for brunch.

Check their Facebook page for exact dates.

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Singapore Really Really Free Market

Singapore Really Really Free Market

For free things

The neo-bartering concept behind the Singapore Really Really Free Market may not be new, but it’s certainly on-trend these days. Swap your stuff, be it food or products, or use your set of skills in exchange for what other people have brought along to trade – all without money changing hands.

Check their Facebook page for exact dates. 

Shop 'til you drop

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