Chinatown Street Market
The Chinatown complex is a well-known shopping precinct in downtown Singapore, and is also the location of the Chinatown Street Market. Over 200 market stalls line the streets that surround this complex where you can find a variety of incredible items that celebrate the Chinese culture in Singapore, from traditional clothing to Chinese calligraphy, as well as more modern jewelry and street fashion. This is a vibrant area of Singapore, and it is where you can find free performances like dragon dances, Chinese opera and martial arts displays.
Hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily
Public Garden Market
Since August 2011, the Public Garden Market has been a community project that has worked towards societal progress and community improvement by creating an association of independent businesses and creative individuals, who come together to interact, provide workshops for members of the public, and showcase and sell their original designs. The Public Garden Market is an initiative that brings creative types together from all around Southeast Asia, and meets in different locations throughout the year.
Market of Artists and Designers
The Market of Artists and Designers is a monthly market that aims to display the artistic creations of Singapore-based designers, so they can showcase their work to locals and tourists alike. This free museum has been running once a month on Fridays since 2006, and, as well as exhibiting the talents of Singapore’s artists and designers, this market also has a music segment that shows off some of Singapore’s local musicians and performers, who provide live original music during the evening.
Hours: 5 p.m.-12 a.m.
Market of Artists and Designers, 28 Maxwell Road, Singapore, +65 6327 8027
Bugis Street Market
Bugis Street Market is one of Singapore’s biggest street shopping locations, with over 800 vendors. In the 1950s this area was known for its debauchery, and it earned the name ‘pasar madam’ (night market) thanks to the pushcart sellers providing hawker style food and cheap goods. Today it has become a unique retail destination where you can find clothing and accessories that are fashionable and chic, as well as beauty services like manicure parlors and hair salons.
Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily
Bugis Street, 3 New Bugis St, Singapore, +65 6338 9513
Just outside Singapore’s city center is one of the few places where you can find produce sold direct from the country’s farmers. PasarBella Farmers Market gets its name from the Malay word ‘pasar’ (market), and the Italian word ‘bella’ (beautiful). This market is a premium destination for grocery shopping that stocks a range of great, organic local and international produce, including less common exotic products. This market has everything you’ll need for your next dinner party or special meal, from artisan beers and wines and fresh seafood, to organic fruit and vegetables, meat and dairy.
Hours: Sun-Thu 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
PasarBella, 200 Turf Club Rd, Singapore, +65 6887 0077