Artbox Malaysia is happening now and it features over 300 vendors and partners from Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore. I was there on the first day itself to produce this video. I think it is the most comprehensive F&B guide for those who plan to visit Artbox to makan and minum.
For some reason the organizer does not have a full list of participating vendors, so if you want to know what to expect in this creative market, then I hope this video would be helpful.
Personally, I have been to Artbox Bangkok and did not find it very interesting. Maybe it’s too hipster for my liking. I still like the Chatuchak Weekend Market the most and have always enjoyed my visits there.
And as expected, most of the F&B vendors you see at Artbox Malaysia are owned by locals who also operate at pasar malam. We only tried the Thai milk tea (it was OK only) and the ribs from Ticklish Ribs & ‘Wiches which were awesome. To be honest, most of the so-called Thai food did not feel very appealing which is kind of ironic.
You can also expect the food prices to be about 50% higher than what you’d normally pay for. So, be smart and try not to fall into the trap of buying something for the sake of Instagram.
Despite what I have said above, I feel Artbox Malaysia is still worth visiting if you don’t REALLY mind the overwhelming crowd and long waiting times, as the atmosphere is quite enjoyable. Moreover, admission is free so you have nothing to lose. The key is to reach early before the crowd swells for the best possible experience.
To reach here via train, take Kelana Jaya LRT or KTM Port Klang Commuter Line and interchange with BRT Sunway Line. The nearest bus stops are Sunway Lagoon BRT, Sunway Pyramid Timur, Sunway Pyramid and Masjid Bandar Sunway.Artbox Malaysia 2018
Sunway City outdoor open air car park
9 – 11 & 16 – 18 Nov 2018, from 3pm – 11pm