Media Event at Artbox Singapore
The pop-up market, Artbox Bangkok is a hipster paradise. Booths that are housed in goliath metal shipping compartments which has moved to Singapore. Artbox Singapore that is slightly different from our local pasar malam. There are more than 300 international creative entrepreneurs across wide product categories including handcrafted bags, air hammocks and original wares on each weekend. Expect to see visual crowd-pullers including shipping containers and fairy lights display. It is expected turnout of 400,000 people. And a total event space of over 500,000 square feet during these two weekends (14-16 April and 21-23 April). Artbox Singapore with DBS as the title sponsor, conveying the notorious occasion to Marina Bay interestingly. Good news! Free entry to the public.
I was carrying much anticipation to this great event. Overwhelming crowd at Artbox Singapore even before the start of event. FYI I ‘ve reached at 2.45pm. Don’t hope for a car park space. Go for the alternative parking which I have listed below. Moreover Singapore wet weather is not supportive, it’s hard to mingle among the human traffic as well as the umbrella fight. And truthfully, I got lost from the media group halfway through the tour. So, hold tight to your friends or loved ones alright! Food queue started as early at 3pm, NEVER visit Artbox Singapore on an empty stomach. Don’t place your hopes at Marina Bay Sands (MBS) as well, everywhere is crowded. Ate nothing, bought nothing and left with a heavy heart; all wet and drenched.
Artbox Singapore at 3pm on 14th April 2017. With all the “umbrella displays”, I can’t even take any decent photo.
Artbox Singapore at night on 14th April 2017. Photo courtesy from my dear friend, Shee Rui who went at night. If you are curious how a fairy lights display looks like. The crowd is as bad as stucked in a fully packed train during peak hours.
Things curated from different social ventures upheld by the DBS Foundation. These social ventures have booths at Artbox as well. Show your support to the social ventures if it is within your means.
Extra perks from title sponsor, DBS Bank:
- First 50 tertiary students (universities and polytechnics) per day to flash their student passes and DBS/POSB cards at the DBS Live Fresh zone will get a special Artbox Singapore tote bag.
- All DBS/POSB cardmembers have access to the DBS Live Fresh zone – a super chill zone to hang out with your friends amidst the hustle and bustle.
- DBS is also running a Facebook contest to give out Artbox goodie bags with over S$30 worth of items in each bag.
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