The void deck is a feature of all public housing flats in Singapore. It is an empty deck space which residents pass by every single day to get home. Why not have a better usage for community purposes in these decks?
The traditional definition of a farmer's market involves local farmer's selling produce to its local community members. The way I see it, the farmer's market represents something more. It represents COMMUNITY.
An evolved version of this idea was pitched to the CEO of NEA earlier this year at Singapore's first makeathon hosted by IDEO which I was a part of.
Just to share with you his feedback, he loved the idea and it's definitely something they have took back to their department to consider implementing. I would beg to differ that everything the Singapore Government implements has to be based on a ROI consideration, but this is not a platform for such discussions anyway.
Open Ideo is a great platform for fellow Singaporeans and global citizens to brainstorm and share ideas to build up each other's concepts that could become a reality. This idea has gone a long way and I also know of private groups pushing for similar projects in various local projects working with void deck spaces. (There are still plenty around).