Despite the crazy crowds and negative reviews about Artbox Singapore, here are 5 reasons why you should visit the first and largest creative market this weekend.
1. There is nowhere like the Artbox Singapore
Making their first stop here in Singapore during their Artbox Asia Tour, you don’t want to miss this annual event. It is a place where you can find handicrafts, handmade products, apparels, and accessories all in one place. Many authentic Thai vendors and regional vendors from Malaysia, Japan, Korea, Indonesia and Singapore are here to showcase their unique artwork as well. The creative scene also includes vintage cars and shipping containers that can be turned into pop-up stores.
The best part is, you don’t have to worry about not having enough cash. For your convenience, all the booths at the event accepts most cards except American Express.
If these are not enough to impress you, over 120 food stalls will definitely be able to satisfy your cravings. Also, some booths may change this week. So do check out them out!
2. Hammock and beer, why wouldn’t you?
What could possibly be better than enjoying an ice-cold beer on a hammock as local and Thai performers serenade you under the fairy lights.
3. The best place for an OOTD
Dress yourself up and get your cameras ready. Lining the perimeter of the event are signature graffiti art pieces, brought over from Artbox Thailand. Thus providing you with the most unique background for an instagram-worthy #OOTD.
Did I mention, even the original Artbox signage is brought from Bangkok.
4. Free Tattoos
Like surprises? Feeling brave? While tattoos are getting ridiculously expensive these days, the MTV Asia is offering free tattoos if you are daring enough to get one. Make sure you bring along a friend who you can trust, because they will be choosing the tattoo design for you! You won’t know what you will be getting until it is done!
Don’t worry there are painless alternatives as well. Check out these three for $10 aesthetic temporary tattoos! And maybe you will get a permanent one after that.
5. Photo booth in a Kombi Rocks Van
Keep the love in a photograph and get your photo taken in a vintage Kombi Rocks van with your love ones and friends. I mean like, how many times will you get an opportunity like this?
Time and date: 3pm – 11pm, 21 Apr – 23 Apr (Friday – Sunday)
Location: Marina Bay Sands Event Space (Bayfront Avenue, nearest MRT Bayfront)