Flea markets in the truest sense are pretty limited in Singapore, and the local version, “pasar malams”, simply pop up in heartlands neighborhoods, usually during festive months. Otherwise, groups occasionally offer arts and flea markets in the city center, but the schedules are pretty irregular, aside from the weekly Sunday Clarke Quay Flea Market. The market is open every Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm on Clarke Quay along the Singapore River.
More popular with expatriates are the lovely expatriate shopping fairs that happen numerous times monthly at regular venues, expatriate clubs, and restaurants frequented by expatriates:
- Clarke Quay Flea Market: A range of items up for sale at the weekly Sunday flea market. Unique products ranging from curios and collectibles to designer wear. The market is open every Sunday from 10:00-18:00. Clarke Quay, River Valley Road. Tel: 6337 3292
- Fairs and Bazaars: Spend a fun day with a serious dose of shopping at these regular fairs at the Hyatt Hotel, Tel: 6235 3608.
- Fancy Faire: 100 upmarket vendors primarily from Asean. Their products have been screened to ensure quality and uniqueness. Typically held at the Orchard Hotel, 3rd Floor.
- The Shophouse Fair: This bazaar plays host to around 40 different vendors each month giving them an opportunity to display products sourced throughout Asia, Europe, Australia and the States. Held the last Thursday of every month at 22 Lock Rd, Gillman Village, Tel: 6465 2856 / 9338 8506.
- For Flea Sake: An up-to-date listing of flea markets in and around Singapore.