ARTBOX, Singapore’s largest lifestyle event, is back after a three-year hiatus. This time, it’s being held on cooler grounds with an even bigger and special line-up over two exciting weekends – February and March.
Held for the first time in the air-conditioned comfort of Singapore Expo Hall 6, more than 20 of the distinctive shipping containers measuring 20-foot and 40-foot make their return at the event, reminiscing its Thai origins while offering a uniquely Singaporean twist. With close to 300 booths, be treated to a retail therapy and gastronomic experience from vendors across Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Taiwan.
Repurposed across the 9822 square metre space, the journey begins through the Fortune Tunnel, where one will find themselves reaching the enigmatic Fortune Town, filled with hands-on workshops and activities to appeal to the adventurous and fortune-seeking. There will be booths that offer aura reading, henna and Jagua body art, and visitors can even purchase crystals to take home. Indulge in the plethora of food offerings and eat to your hearts’ content at foodpanda’s pink outdoor-sheltered dining zone. Stop by the various art installations that act as perfect photo opportunities for the gram!
That’s not all! Singing sensation Zin from The Voice Thailand (Season 8) will also be jamming on the ARTBOX stage this year, along with popular artistes from Cross Ratio Entertainment, such as Tay Kewei (@keweitay), Derrick Hoh (@derrickhoh), Alfred Sim (@zolalfredo), Akeem Jahat (@akeem_jahat) and Calvert Tay (@calverttay) to perform songs on the main stage that will leave you grooving to the beats.
The fun doesn’t stop there – SGAG, one of Singapore’s top comedy content producers, is co-organising with Invade for this year’s ARTBOX to deliver a slew of challenges and activities that will leave you in laughter. Taking place on the SGAG event stage at ARTBOX, the Beam of Pain is one such challenge that will test participants’ pain thresholds and determination. An agonising test of strength, the Beam of Pain is a mini obstacle course featuring a 15-metre balancing beam lined with acupuncture mats. Completing this would be a daunting and impossible task for most, but the $888 cash reward lies in wait for the fastest and bravest challenger who conquers the Beam of Pain. Are you up for it?
General single-admission tickets are from $5 on weekdays and $6 on weekends per person. Visitors looking at attending all six days can opt for a Season Pass at $33 per person with priority entry. Groups of five are able to bulk purchase general entry tickets from $23, exclusive of booking fees. Get them here.
ARTBOX Singapore 2023
Location: 1 Expo Drive, Singapore Expo, Hall 6, Singapore 486150
Date: 24 to 26 February & 3 to 5 March 2023
Time: 12 pm to 11 pm