Saturday, August 29, 2009

Flea n Fun !

Took a picture with a charming young lady who ran a stall

The entire Haji Lane was closed to traffic for the day for the Flea and Fun market which raises funds for the Sunshine Home, a place that houses hill tribe orphans just outside of Changmai, Thailand.

Though the weather today was extremely hot, it didn't deter the vendors who came out in full force. There was a great youthful vibe about the place, with an interesting array of goods including skateboards, branded sneakers to girly dresses and bags. Some were even brand new.

I had a couple of interesting buys. A 2nd hand Haw Flake T-shirt caught my eye from a distance. The Haw Flakes were laid out in the style of Andy Warhol's Campbell soup. Loved it! Haw Flakes has been around for as long as I can remember and their packaging has not changed one bit after all these years. It is not uncommon to eat large quantities of it as they were the cheapest snacks around. Ice-kachang, haw flakes, white rabbit candy... quinessential snacks during my growing up years.

Also bought a polka dotted fabric camera case that I saw displayed in a beautiful leather bag. I had to leave by 2pm but I heard that when the sky turned dark, fun activities were lined up including date auctions (how interesting), drink specials and fire dancers. Hmm…next time definitely. I love flea markets and I wish there were more in Singapore.

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