Shop the weekend away this 4th and 5th June in two artisanal markets jointly brought to you by APS, DREAM, and The Peak Selections: Gourmet & Travel. With more than 50 F&B and lifestyle vendors at both locations, this event boasts a combined space of more than 80, 000 sq ft.

It is one of the biggest bazaars of the year! You’ll be able to hop from one market to another, with shuttles going back and forth between the two. Be it retail therapy, gourmet bites, or chill out vibes, this is the market you must visit.


Here’s 6 reason why you should get all hyped up about this mega market.

1. You’ll get the best of both brands

Magnetic induction light at DREAM Image credit: Dream's Facebook
Magnetic induction light at DREAM
Image credit: Dream’s Facebook

With APS teaming up with DREAM to debut a brand new concept, we get the best of both worlds! Yes, two market experiences over one jam-packed weekend.

At APS Lifestyle Gallery, you’ll be able to find leading home appliance brands such as Smeg, Whirlpool, Kuche, Vintec, and Transtherm. While DREAM’s Market brings you unique and affordable designer furniture pieces from 25 exclusive international brands known for its modern design yet classic appeal. GSS comes early when you visit The Market Hop. This is your chance to snag products from brands such as Cassina, Knoll, Cappellini, Living Divani, Porro, and De La Espada, Matthew Hilton, Autoban and many more.

2. You’ll find all types of F&B delights

Soi 55 Thai Milk Tea. Image credit: themarkethop
Bazuka's yakibuta roast pork
Bazuka’s yakibuta roast pork. Image credit: themarkethop
Airy crisp choux pastries by Ollella
Airy crisp choux pastries by Ollella. Image credit: themarkethop

With more than 30 F&B merchants bringing you mouth-watering delights, you’ll never be hungry. Do come with a huge appetite and savour the goodies from all these vendors. Look out for Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants – Candlenut, Korean-Mexican grub by Vatos Urban Taco, Uncle G’s Handmade Signature Crispy Roast Pork, Thai teas by Soi 55,  Bazuka’s yakibuta roast pork, airy crisp choux pastries by Ollella, and the list goes on.

3. Test drive a Mini and stand a chance to win a SMEG toaster

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smeg themarkethop
Image credit: Smeg

Yes, you read that right. You’ll be able to test drive the MINI Countryman or the NEW MINI Clubman around the River Valley (DREAM) or Martin Place (APS) area! Do be warned, strictly no consumption of booze prior to the drive (they’ve got human breathalysers on standby). Whats more, you’ll stand a chance to win an adorable SMEG Toaster; courtesy of APS Lifestyle when you post the official SMEG x MINI image on your social media account with #TMHSMEGxMINI !

4. Chill out to live bands and guest performances

sonia chew
Image credit: themarkethop

Whats better than spending your weekend listening to live bands and performances with a bottle of cold beer or cold coffee? Check out the bold and bubbly DJ Sonia Chew from 987fm at the APS Gallery from 2-2.45pm and at DREAM from 3-3.45pm or simply chill out with stellar beats and pulses from live bands.

5. You’ll enjoy market hopping for your favourite merchants

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With vendors randomly located at the two markets, you’ll surely experience true market hopping! Hop on the free shuttles throughout the day from 11am to 6pm. The shuttle runs every 15 mins.

At the markets, search for your favourite brands and F&B merchants. Shop through lifestyle brands such as Nana & Bird, and local start-ups – Hush Candles, Basic Beauty, The Letter J Supply and Kuin Studio. These brands specialise quality candles, skincare, calligraphy pieces and concrete homewares respectively.

Well, we won’t know which merchants will be located at which market, so you’ll have to head down to find out! If squeezing in the shuttles turn you off, you can test-drive the MINI to travel from one market to another!

shuttle service the market hop
Image credit: themarkethop

6. There are face painting activities for little ones

Not to worry, The Market Hop has activities planned for the little ones too! Visit the Party Mojo booth at APS and spoil your child with a face painting treat. We’re sure your kids will love this.

The Market Hop details
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Need we say more? Mark your calendars and join The Market Hop for a great time of fun! This is a market definitely not to be missed!

Click here for all the participating merchants or visit their official website. For more updates, do follow their Facebook page DREAM/APS.

The Market Hop 
4 to 5 June (Sat-Sun)
Admission: Free
Opening Hours:
9 Muthuraman Chetty Road, Singapore 238931 (Market 1 @ APS Gallery), 456 River Valley Road, Singapore 248342 (Market 2 @Dream)

(Header image credit: picture and tagline by The Market Hop)
(All images from The Market Hop, unless otherwise indicated)

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