Raise Your Expectations at ARTBOX 2018: OASIS
Admission to Artbox 2018 is FREE.
Singapore’s largest pop-up creative market, Artbox Singapore, is back for Edition #2, and is expected to be bigger and better than last year’s! Spanning across 2 weekends, 25-27 May and 1-3 June 2018 at Bayfront Event Space (next to Marina Bay Sands – The Shoppes), you have no excuse not to check it out!
If you remember last year’s insane crowds (600,000 actual visitors), poor crowd control, long queues and disorganized walkways, this year we are looking at 700,000. Hopefully, with a nearly 3x bigger event space this time at 140,000 sq feet, we won’t be packed like sardines in the sweltering HEAT outdoors!
Why we are having higher expectations for Artbox 2018: OASIS – the organizers, INVADE x Artbox Thailand, seem to have made several improvements from 2017. Highlights include a massive entrance archway and media viewing deck constructed from Artbox’s iconic 20-foot shipping containers, quintessential Artbox elements like 6km-long fairy lights (time for IG!) + official light-up on 25 May, 7pm, creative art installations and > 400 booths of beauty, fashion, good and art from local & regional vendors!
For those who are unfamiliar with what Artbox has to offer (have you been living under a rock?! :P), it’s popular as a night-market style bazaar, or what Singaporeans would call an “atas pasar malam”. Definitely a weekend place to hang out and have fun with family and friends, because you can both feast (on innovative snacks) and shop (for unique knick-knacks, quirky designer bags, jewellery, crafts etc) while enjoying live music performances.
While we are salivating over what the other food bloggers are anticipating – goodies from Cereal Citizen, Say Chiizu, Cakerholic, Easy Eggs, Waan Cha, Be Frank, Saiko Takoyaki etc, we are also interested in what our cameras can makan:
Fleet of vintage cars, kombis and original artwork by local artist @Feedbeng on their 40ft containers
If Instagram is your priority, you have to hope into Artbox’s unique foam pit decked with inflatable pool floats and psychedelic colours. The catch is that it’s not free to enter – you have to spend min $20 using any cashless payment method. OH WELL.
Important things to note before you head down:
// Artbox Singapore 2018: Oasis – Event Details //
May 25 – 27 2018 (Friday to Sunday)
June 1 – 3 2018 (Friday to Sunday)
Timing: 3 - 11pm (Hint: Peak hours are 5 – 8pm)
Venue: Bayfront Event Space, next to Marina Bay Sands – The Shoppes
12A Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018970
(Nearest MRT: Bayfront – you’re advised to take public transport else you’ll be busy fighting with the rest of the crowd for a lot)
Admission is FREE.
It’s Singapore – be prepared for the heat anyhow since it’s an open air space. If you prefer a more night market experience, come after 6pm – official light up will be on 25 May, 7pm.
Stay tuned to our review after it all happens! Meanwhile, run wild and be free at Artbox 2018!