Weekend Guide

Flea markets, ramen champions and Passion Pit this weekend

By Priyanka Chand AgarwalEvents - 15 August 2012 12:00 AM

Flea markets, ramen champions and Passion Pit this weekend

Didn’t shop to your heart’s content during GSS, no worries at all. This weekend brings you a host of unique shopping experiences, and pop-up markets.

First up, Public Garden hosts their artsy-crafty flea market in Clarke Quay’s MICA Building in tandem with the Bras Basah.Bugis Precinct. The arts market will be a free-spirited alternative to big-box retail and Singapore’s best independent businesses and creative individuals will be setting up shop. Vintage clothes, one-of-a-kind accessories and quirky goods await (Sat - Sun, 18 - 19 Aug; 1 – 7pm; MICA Building Level 1 Atrium, 140 Hill St.).

Thirsty for more? Walk over to the Clarke Quay fountain, where forfleasake is hosting a first-hand-items only flea market sale called ‘This is not a flea’. (17 and 18 Aug, 5 – 11PM)

For a carnival with a cause, head over to Carenivalat the Singapore Flyer, Sky Deck;for a fun-filled day of music, live performances, games and shopping. Get henna tattoos and learn balloon sculpting and enjoy carnival eats like cotton candy and popcorn (18th Aug; noon - 8pm; Singapore Flyer, Sky Deck).

Entang Wiharso's 'Temple Of Hope: Forest Of Eyes'

Intrigued by the Asian contemporary art explosion? Catch PANORAMAat the Singapore Art Museum which features 24 artists from 8 Asian countries working in painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, video and installation.

Get lost in beautiful melodies by flautist Dorothea Seel at the NAFA Commuter Concert - Sounds of the Flute

Taste the food of the champions -  Ikkousha Hakata style ramen has been crowned the ultimate ramen champion after a year-long competition amidst the ramen stalwarts at Bugis+.  Try their winning broth, or sample the newer entrants gearing up for next year’s competition.

Dutch techno sensations, Secret Cinema will spin his timeless tracks - 'Timeless Altitude', ‘Mary Go Wild' and ‘Shake Ur Tech-Ass’ this Friday at Zouk.

Passion Pit – ‘I'll Be Alright’

Singapore will be the first to hear American synth-pop quintet Passion Pit perform tracks from their second album live at the Esplanade Concert Hall. These guys have opened for Death Cab for Cutie, Girl Talk, and Yelle, grab your tickets now.

For more ideas on more things to do this weekend, don’t forget to check out our comprehensive events calendar. Have a great weekend everyone and see you back here next week.