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The Weekend Flea Market is a popular shopping destination for both locals and tourists. With more than 50 vendors displaying gorgeous antiques, stunning collection of clothes, toys for children, books and even collectibles like stamps, old coins, foreign currency, there is something for everyone at this lively venue. Set in an air-conditioned place with numerous restaurants and cafes nearby, the China Square Central Flea Market is a great place to spend a laid-back day shopping, browsing through quirky stuff and simply relaxing.
The area of Chinatown was a major cultural landmark for the Chinese during the colonial times when it was the main center for trade and commerce. Today much has changed with the establishment of high-end shopping malls but the street markets of this famous place continue to charm us. The Chinatown Street Market is a relatively large market with tons of smaller markets and streets which pave way for some lip smacking delicious food, cheap shopping and loads of bargain prices that are hard to find anywhere else.
Bugis Street is steeped in history for its night scene in the 1950s. After much refurbishment over the years, it has been redefined as a top shopping destination among locals and tourists alike. Explore this retail labyrinth for its plethora of items and souvenirs. Over 800 stores feature designer clothing, accessories, electronics and local handicrafts, as well as beauty salons and the famous Bugis Junction. It is one of the largest street markets in Singapore.
One of the busiest wet markets around, Tekka Centre is a mecca for homemakers and diners on a budget. Located in a multi-use building, the center has loads of fresh vegetables, fruit, meat, fish and flowers available everyday. Amidst the hawkers selling their wares you will find lots of Asian and Western dining options that fill your tummy without really emptying out your wallet. Also available are linens, textiles, souvenirs, shoes, and clothing.
Set in a modern space, the Tiong Bahru Market is one of the most popular eating destinations around. Established in 1955, the market has garnered raves for the variety of quality food on offer, the chic space and the buzzing atmosphere. Please your taste buds by digging into simple Chinese delicacies, opt for Malay and Thai delights or munch honestly Western delicacies. Besides the range of dishes for the meat-lovers, the market also has numerous stores serving up delicious vegetarian dishes. Frequented by both locals and tourists, Tiong Bahru Market is a great place to go if you are in the mood to delight your palate.