Apr 20, 2017
Survival 101: Artbox Singapore and Where to Find Halal Food
By now you’ve already heard of the infamous crowd at Artbox Singapore. Thankfully, last weekend proved lesson enough and organizers have announced 5pm to 8pm as the peak timings to avoid being a victim of packed sardines. Artbox Singapore is the first overseas installment of the popular Artbox Bangkok – a container market selling goods such as fashion, crafts, food and features live performances in an open space.
Artbox Singapore replicates the original Thai market but with a Singaporean twist. Local vendors are seen selling home grown products with some booths offering Henna art and of course – Halal food! We give you the tips on surviving Artbox Singapore this weekend. Catch it before it leaves for Taiwan next!
1. Where to find Halal food at Artbox Singapore
There are plenty of Halal food by Muslim owned establishments available at Artbox Singapore. Among some of them who will be there this weekend are I Suka Delights (booth 17 & 18), Sinseh The Grocer (booth 22), O’braim and more!
2. Take public transport
Parking at the surrounding areas of Marina Bay Sands is expensive – even the open-air carpark. If you’re taking Grab or Uber, avoid dropping off at the convention centre as traffic there can get pretty congested during peak periods. Your best option is to take the train and alight at Bayfront MRT exit E. You’ll be able to see it from across the road!
3. Don’t bring bulky items but bring an umbrella!
The space between booths are narrow so bulky items such as strollers or wheelchairs would be difficult to navigate through large crowds. Best to leave your strollers behind or come before 5pm. Seeing how it's been raining these past few days, remember to bring an umbrella in case it rains!
4. You can pay by card but bring cash just in case
Artbox Singapore is powered by DBS to encourage cashless transactions so you don’t have to withdraw cash if you’re planning to go on a shopping spree. It is, however, advisable to bring some cash along with you just in case. Word on the street is that you could get better discounts if you pay by cash.