Guide to Artbox 2018: #OOTD spots, what to eat and buy

Brave the crowds and treat yourself to some Instagrammble snacks, locally made handicraft and more
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By Michelle Ng |
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The most Instagrammable pop-up market is back – that's right, we're talking about pastel shipping container shops decked out in fairy lights, airmocks to lounge on and lots of photogenic #OOTD spots all around. Artbox is back bigger and better (for real) because this year's edition is almost three times the size of last year's with over 400 retail and food & drink stalls, including a fun zone (there are a foam ball pit and old-school arcade, you guys). Here's what to expect.

Artbox is on at Bayfront Event Space from May 25-27 and June 1-3 from 3pm to 11pm.

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Shop 'til you drop

Noir Hom

Makeup brushes from Noir Hom

Mermaid tails, sparkly seashells and pastel hues – makeup junkies will drool over the variety of makeup brushes available at Noir Hom. From $28. 

Stall 171

Kittea

Cat inspired tea from Kittea

Cat lovers, you'll absolutely love the cat inspired teas from Kittea – even if tea isn't, err, your cup of tea. With names like British Shorthair and Calico, how can you not? $8 for a tin. 

Stall 127

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Rubber stamps

Custom rubber stamps from Craftfeteria

Names on rubber stamps? Pff. This Bangkok-based workshop can carve faces on rubber stamps. Who needs a photo when you can stamp your face on everything. 

Stall 178

By Eggs

Clay face masks from By Eggs

Here's a really delicious sounding skincare product you'll want to slather your face with – gelato-inspired clay face masks. By Eggs makes a variety of 'flavours', so to speak, for different skin types and concerns. $32. 

Stall 166

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plants

Mini plants from The Chlorofeel Shop

Spruce up your life with some super cute mini green plants from The Chlorofeel Shop. There are indoor air plants, terrariums and very quirky sounding 'Japanese moss balls' – whatever those are. 

Stall 291

Noms to your heart's content

Butterbeer from Boo.eh

Butterbeer from Boo.eh

No need to fly to USJ to indulge in a butterbeer – you can get both the original ($5) and slushie ($7) versions at Boo.eh. Accio butterbeer!

Stall 14.

Artbox Soi 47

Lychee milk tea from Soi 47

Thai milk tea? Been there, done there. Try the iced lychee milk tea from Soi 47 – it's this Thai brand's first time at Artbox. You'll definitely need a refreshing drink after battling the crowds. 

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The Beast

Big ass chicken skewer from The Beast

Big ass chicken skewer (their words, not ours). 'Nuff said. We like it. Another! $10, comes with choice of three sauces. 

Stall 30. 

Plan B Asia mead beer

Mead beer from Plan B Asia

Let's be honest, it's gonna be hot. And no pop-up market is complete without downing an icy cold one. Plan B Asia can help you out with that. $12 for one bottle, $55 for a pack of six.

Stall 93. 

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Fried pork by Happy Fried

Thai-style fried pork from Happy Fried

The Thai section is filled with the usual grub (mango sticky rice, coconut ice cream – you know the drill) but zoom straight in on this fried pork skewer. $2 for one, $5 for three.

Stall 328. 

Plus, photogenic #OOTD spots

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Main stage area

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In the fun zone

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In the fun zone

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Main stage fairy lights (but any will do, really)

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