S'pore's treasure trove

S'pore's treasure trove
Bargains: Stall vendors display their wares on mats.

Well, at least for this column. I'm sure I'll continue my shopaholic ways.

For this last instalment, I wanted to highlight one of my favourite shopping spots - the Sungei Road Thieves' Market.

Yes, I'm not just about pretty boutiques and malls. This open air sanctuary has been my regular haunt for almost 10 years.

And the best thing about it? The treasure hunting - scouring it for off-the-wall knick-knacks and retro accessories.

Signature style

Don't expect anything fancy here.

Vendors line the street with their mats and variety of wares, ranging from brooches and t-shirts to CDs and kitchenware.

This is not a market you go to with the intention of buying something specific.

The joy is in being surprised at what you find. And you'll have fun, just as long as you bear in mind that everything on sale is old (at best second-hand) or has some sort of defect.

Keep your eyes peeled and you're sure to find some gems.

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