Last Sunday was the last round of flea market @ CSC. I managed to drag my tired body after my night shift duty and after attending AFA 2017. This marks the end of another toy era, but rest assured there would be start of another new era... Maybe @ Fook Hai Building just across the street or Havelock II.
For what I know, many of the toy shops would shift to Havelock II by early next year and the flea market would start at Fook Hai Building. Fook Hai Building flea market is likely to accommodate more antique stuffs and I hope that once most of the toy shops had shifted to Havelock II, it would start another flea market solely for toys!
My affiliation lays with Havelock II because I have a strong attachment to 'Pastime Toys' which is shifting there as the respectable owner is such a passionate guy, real friendly and generous whenever I rent a booth at his shop. "Ah Lau", I'm talking about you. I began seriously collecting toys before the CSC era during the days of Clark Quay flea market and also felt that same feeling of lost when flea market ceased at Clark Quay.
Thankfully, I continued my journey with CSC. It's also at CSC when I first tried out selling toys by renting booth, hoping to recoup some money for more new toys on many occasions. More importantly, giving out my old toys and finding them a new owner who would treasure them more. I also enjoyed those times sharing booth with my like-minded friends, chit-chatting about toys.