Shopping at malls is classy, cultured, and chic. But shopping at a market (be it a street market or a flea market) is fun, fascinating, and full of surprises. Sure, they can get crowded, tiring, and clammy but the atmosphere and vibrancy are unmatchable.
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As gateways to new cultures and traditions, there’s nothing better than shopping like a local at these markets! That’s why Singaporeans have been flocking to street markets like Bangkok’s Chatuchak Weekend Market for years.
And now, it’s been announced that the famous night market will be heading to our shores from Feburary 4 to May 3 in 2020! Boasting over 200 stalls and a rotation of 1,000 vendors who will fly in from Thailand every week, the bazaar will take place at The Grandstand in Bukit Timah, from Tuesdays to Sundays.
However, if you’re travelling and want to experience a market in its place of origin, put on your walking shoes (because you haven’t really shopped at a market if you don’t see what every single store has) and brush up on your bargaining skills. You’ll need both of them while at these markets in Asia that give budget shopping a whole new meaning: