Hotel turns into weekend bazaar

Visitors to the bazaar can explore the hotel's unique rooms, such as one with a bed suspended from the ceiling. A teapot set by Euphoramics, available at the bazaar.
A teapot set by Euphoramics, available at the bazaar. PHOTO: EUPHORAMICS

Visitors can shop for products such as homeware and jewellery, and explore the unique rooms in New Majestic Hotel

Check in to the New Majestic Hotel this weekend for a pop-up bazaar of locally made goods.

The vendors, which include ceramics maker Euphoramics, jewellery label Chainless Brain and multi-brand beauty e-store Coma Makeup, are spread out across the lobby and the second floor of the Bukit Pasoh Road boutique hotel.

Like a hotel art fair, the bazaar provides the unique experience of letting visitors shop in these rooms. For example, they can browse through clothes hanging in the wardrobe or check out items displayed on beds or in the bathtubs.

The event is called Majestic Market and features 21 brands selling homeware, clothes, jewellery and food. It runs from 10am to 10pm today and from 10am to 6pm tomorrow.

New Majestic Hotel will also be setting up its own stall selling lemonade. Proceeds will go to a private fund that has been set up to help Elsa Recordon, a Singapore-born toddler who suffers from severe cerebral palsy and seizures.

Since March last year, the 30-room property has been celebrating its 10th anniversary in a series of year-long events, of which this bazaar is the last.


Visitors to the bazaar can explore the hotel’s unique rooms, such as one with a bed suspended from the ceiling. PHOTO: NEW MAJESTIC HOTEL

New Majestic is owned by maverick Singaporean hotelier Loh Lik Peng and probably has a special place in his heart, being one of the first properties he purchased.

Later, he would go on to form lifestyle group Unlisted Collection and expand his stable of hotels to seven, including Wanderlust Hotel in Dickson Road and The Waterhouse At South Bund in Shanghai.

The bazaar will be a good opportunity to explore the hotel's unique rooms, such as one with a bed suspended from the ceiling.

Visitors are also welcome to lounge around the 10m-long pool on the second floor, which has portholes that allow swimmers to look in on diners in the restaurant below.

Ms Loy Yan Ling, 42, founder of ceramics label Euphoramics, is setting up her booth in the outdoor patio of a room on the second floor. She is selling teapots, mugs and bowls. Prices range from $18 for a sake cup to $200 for a teapot set.

Unlike the usual no-frills booth she manages at other markets, she will decorate the patio, which also has an outdoor bathtub, with crates and flower arrangements.

"I fell in love with the area when I saw it. There's a sense that you could 'play' with the space and display products differently."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 18, 2017, with the headline 'Pop-up bazaar at hotel'. Print Edition | Subscribe