Saturday, 6 June 2015


It’s Summertime in the Park at OC! The annual Great Singapore Sale event at Orchard Central just got bigger and better this year! 

Transforming its atrium into a park setting lined with an extensive fleet of vintage Kombis and Beetles, it has garnered a spot in the Singapore's Book of Records as the "Largest Vintage Car Bazaar". 

Earlier last weekend, I got around to explore their signature car boot sale in a refreshing new experience! The delightful carnival is adorned with meticulous details - bunting flags, old street lamp posts, lush greenery, vintage marquee lights and Pop-Up Kombis to feast your eyes on. 

There are 27 vendors showcasing items from food to fashion and lifestyle products alongside an extensive fleet of 14 vintage Kombis and Beetles which I attest, make fabulously good photos on Instagram!

And what better way to enjoy shopping, food and drinks while listening to great live band performances in the company of friends and family? Every Saturday and Sunday in the month of June, there'll be live music playing at the stage area at 3pm, 5pm and 8pm. . Expect local artistes, HubbaBubbas, Ciao Turtle, Deon Toh, Take Two and many more! 

Following the trail from the beginning, or at the end, whichever way you come from, there's a surprise at every stall for you. Go on a tea-tasting experience at Tea Ideas, find exquisite handmade pop-up cards from Paper Therapy and shop for elegant dresses from Pleatation

Those are my favourites, but I'm sure you'll find something that speaks to you. Trinkets, plush toys, kitchenware, murals, take your pick! Halfway through, you could even stop for free cotton candy (only on weekends)!

I was quite happy with my green tea purchases and thought I'd share a little more on them because I personally enjoy drinking tea and all the health benefits that come with it!

I got a box of Gyokuru High Grade Japanese Tea and 2 boxes of Cha-ppucino from Tea Ideas. I don't generally drink green tea in powder form but this one is delicate and fragrant. Enhancing anti-aging effects, lowering cholesterol levels, improving digestive system are just a handful of benefits in this supreme quality organic green tea. The lovely attendant also introduced their instant Cha-ppucino. At first I was skeptical, because I've tried a few instant Matcha lattes and they were mostly too sweet or the balance of Matcha and milk were just a little off. This one tasted slightly different because it is light, smooth and not overly sweet so I enjoyed it overall. 

There are also great deals at every booth and all around the mall, but most importantly, the summertime park setting and the display of vintage cars added to a whole new experience and I believe, would give shoppers a fuller and more engaging experience. An ideal place to spend the weekends with friends and families! 

Spend & Redeem with UOB Cards
Spend $200 (max. 3 same-day receipts) with UOB cards to redeem a $10 Far East Organization Mall Voucher.

#ORCHARDCENTRAL Instagram Contest
Share your OC Car Boot Carnival experience with friends and stand to win $50 Far East Organization Mall Voucher! There'll be 5 winners in total! Good luck! :)

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