The greatly anticipated Artbox Singapore is finally here! Bangkok’s Artbox makes its inaugural appearance in Singapore with over 500 unique vendors in their lineup over next two weeks.
For those unfamiliar with Artbox, it is essentially a large market pulsating with a vibrant youthful vibe and bursting with creative energy.
Admission is free, by the way. Artbox Singapore will be taking place from 14 to 16 April 2017 and 21 to 23 April 2017. So, did it live up to the hype and is Artbox Singapore really worth going?
WHAT TO DO AT ARTBOX SINGAPORE
One unique feature of Artbox Singapore is the airmocks that are free for you to recline on. You just need a beer to go along with your relaxation sesh.
Another great place for you to chill out at is Chang Beer Garden. Grab an ice-cold beer (S$6) or 5 bottles at S$30 and get 1 free!
MTV Asia is also offering free tattoo services by tattoo artist, Greamy. If you have always wanted to get a tattoo, why not now!
WHERE TO SHOP AT ARTBOX SINGAPORE
There are so many shopping options available at Artbox Singapore—from stalls specialising in clothing, jewellery and handicrafts.
It is time to get busy searching for great steals and trust us that there are many awaiting to be discovered.
WHAT TO EAT AT ARTBOX SINGAPORE
Foodies, this is the place to be.
Amazing selections of savoury and sweets await you at Artbox Singapore but for starters, pick from a large selection of flavoured marshmallows and enjoy seeing them roasted before your very eyes.
We all loved Thai Iced Tea, and you can have as much as you like at T.I.T.
If not, why not have ever so Instagrammable Talad Drink at S$5? Both are absolutely picture-worthy drinks!
Cool down from the sweltering heat and humidity with Merely’s ice cream. It will be so shiok!
One magical dessert you must not miss out on is Coyono’s Dragon’s Breath (S$6.50), a dessert featuring the use of liquid nitrogen.
No worries if you did not manage to get your hands on some Thai Iced Milk Tea. But really, even if you did, what is a little more indulgence with Sol55′s Thai Milk Tea Soft Serve (S$4.50)? So creamy and rich, we were delighted with every element of this soft serve.
HOW TO GET TO ARTBOX SINGAPORE
Artbox Singapore has two entrances. You can either access it from the URA Bayfront Car Park or walk over from Marina Bay Sands. There wasn’t a queue to get into Artbox Singapore when we were there today, but it was a real squeeze.
Once again, Artbox Singapore will be held from 14 to 16 April 2017 and 21 to 23 April 2017.
And, this is probably what all of you are waiting for—is it worth going? Well, we’d say no.
While the concept is popular and there are many things to see and eat, there is no crowd control and the event space was completely overutilized. The booths were lined too closely to each other, leaving little or almost no room to walk. This only means being caught up in a human jam and wasting more time meandering through the crowd than actual eating and having fun.
Average queue time is 15 minutes, by the way. And because of Singapore’s perpetual humidity, walking through Artbox Singapore in such a condition makes it even harder. You almost couldn’t truly enjoy the experience.
If you are driving, welcome to your nightmare; there is virtually no empty lots!
Not too sure if this is what we’d want to go through again though the street snacks were really interesting.
Bayfront Event Space beside Marina Bay Sands The Shoppes
Fri to Sun: 3pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Bayfront