The first-ever Keong Saik Carnival brings a street market with live music to Chinatown

Watch out for a lively street bazaar taking over Chinatown in this weekend. The inaugural Keong Saik Carnival, curated by the team behind Potato Head Folk, pops up at Keong Saik Road for an entire day of fun.

Bargain hunters and flea market lovers, ready yourselves to browse through market stalls hawking designer goods, homeware, cult magazines and quirky trinkets. Highlights include a limited edition streetwear collection by Fergadelic x Three Buns, a pop-up record store by #vinyloftheday and Analog Vault, and knick knacks by Gallery & Co, get.give and The Design Society.

Fergadelic x Three Buns collection

Dishes and deals will be provided by a couple of the restaurants situated along the stretch, including hot dogs by Three Buns Kitchen, Jamaican bites by Lime House, oysters by Luxe, acai bowls by Selva and canapes by Sunday Market.

Don’t forget to check out the live illustrations by Tell Your Children and watch performances by the Hok San Lion Dance Troupe. For families with little ones, the carousel by Uncle Ringo will keep the kids occupied. Plus, take home your memories at the Leica and Behave x Oak photo booths, and check out UBER’s fortune cookie booth for a little glimpse into your future.

Illustrations by Tell Your Children

Everything will be set to a backdrop of live music from two stages featuring international names like Beijing’s Howie Lee, Shanghai’s ChaCha and Drunk Monk, and Al Rocco and Blow from Shanghai-based hip hop group Busy Gang. Homegrown acts like The Observatory, Fauxe, SA, Syndicate, Mr Has, Pushin’On and Attagirl! will also perform.

Keong Saik Carnival is on May 28, noon-10.30pm at Keong Saik Rd. Free.

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