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Artbox Singapore 2019: Must-Try Halal Food And IG-Worthy Spots

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Faruq Senin  •  Oct 18, 2019

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Wherever there's a flea market with good food and Instagram-worthy backdrops, you can expect to find Singaporeans there 😉 If there's one event that combines all three, it'll have to be Artbox! Credit: Giphy The good news is Artbox Singapore is back with its biggest edition ever. Called Artbox Singapore 2019: Eden, this year's event is held at The [email protected] (at the Singapore Turf Club) and will feature over 300 booths ranging from shops to street food and even art activities and music performances. P.S. Looking for more things to do in Singapore this Oct-Dec? We've got you covered with this list!
Credit: Artbox Artbox 2019 will be happening over two weekends in November - 15-17 Nov and 22-24 Nov 2019. So make sure you keep these dates in your calendar!
Halal food stalls and unique drinks at Artbox Singapore 2019
One thing that we get excited about at Artbox is of course, the variety of mouthwatering street food. Since Artbox originated from Thailand, it's inevitable that street food would be one of the main highlights of the event. Here are some stalls we're looking forward to: 1. The Fab Five Craving some mac and cheese? Then this is the perfect stall for you! Inspired by Chicago's late-night eats, The Fab Five serves variations of this ultimate comfort food 😋 
Credit: @thefabfivesg on Instagram Their Classic Mac & Cheese is a hit with customers, and it's known to be really addictive. While most mac and cheese tend to be a little overwhelming, theirs isn't too cloying. To spice up your mac and cheese, try one of their other flavours like chilli beef, meatballs or mushrooms for a yummy twist. Halal status: Muslim-owned Average price of main dishes: $8-$9 Website | Instagram 2. Beef Bro
Credit: @beefbro_sg on Instagram When Beef Bro started selling their tantalising Taiwanese flamed-grilled beef cubes at the Geylang Serai Bazaar last year, it was really well-received! Since then, they've opened three branches across Singapore and has become a familiar favourite at bazaars.
Credit: @beefbro_sg on Instagram This time, they'll be introducing Thai-inspired items to their menu like Tom Yum Wagyu Burger, Phat Kaphrao Beef Cubes (Thai basil flavour) and Beef Bro Crazy Float. We can't wait to try these delightful items! Halal status: Halal-certified Average price of main dishes: $15 Website | Facebook | Instagram 3. Broti What's a Thai-inspired event without Thai Milk Tea? Fortunately, Broti's got you all covered!
Credit: @delish.yas on Instagram Whether you're craving for their fragrant Thai Milk Tea (which is also their best-seller!) or trying one of their more unique selections like Charcoal Matcha, Masala and Gula Melaka milk tea, your taste buds are in for a delightful treat. If you're lucky, you'll get to try one of their special flavours, Taro Milk Tea! In case milk tea isn't your thing, their fruity sodas will be more than enough to quench your thirst 😊 Halal status: Muslim-owned Average price of drinks: $4 Facebook | Instagram 4. Saikō Takoyaki, anyone? Saikō's take on one of our favourite Japanese street snacks makes it super irresistible!
Credit: @getsaiko on Instagram Savour their crispy Classic takoyaki which is topped with torched mayo, takoyaki sauce, bonito flakes and aonori (seaweed). One of their best-sellers is Mentaiko, which consists of slightly torched seasoned cod roe and a dash of aonori 😋 Halal status: Muslim-owned Average price of main dishes: $10 Facebook | Instagram 5. Gryphon Tea With all the crowd and heat at Artbox, you're going to need a refreshing drink to quench your thirst! Gryphon Tea's cold brew sparkling mocktails will be the perfect treat to beat the heat.
Credit: @gryphontea on Instagram What's even better is that these mocktails are served in LED cups, so you'd be able to see them light up if you're at Artbox at night. Not to mention that you'll get a free reusable straw set when you purchase a bottle of cold brew (while stocks last). Now you can slurp on their teas and play your part to save the environment 😉 Halal status: Gryphon Tea isn't halal-certified but we've checked that they don't serve alcohol or use any animal-derived ingredients. We recommend that you buy their drinks at your own discretion. Average price of drink: $10 Website | Facebook | Instagram #HHWT Tip: If you're in the west of Singapore and looking for more halal options, check out our list of halal eateries in Singapore's west! 6. Dum Dum Thai Drinks If Broti's awesome drinks aren't enough to satisfy your cravings for Thai Milk Tea, then head over to Dum Dum Thai Drinks for more!
Credit: Invade Although the brand originated from Indonesia, they only serve the finest quality tea and coffee from various regions in Thailand and use authentic Thai tea brewing techniques. Be sure to try their Dirty Thai Tea Latte & Dirty Thai Green Latte with Brown Sugar Konjac Ball topping for a heavenly treat 😋 Halal status: Dum Dum Thai Drinks isn't halal-certified but we've checked that they don't serve alcohol or use any animal-derived ingredients. We recommend that you buy their drinks at your own discretion. Average price of drinks: $5 Facebook | Instagram
IG-worthy backdrops at Artbox Singapore 2019
Thinking of heading to Artbox with your friends? Then you won't want to miss the IG-worthy backdrops at this year's event! With more containers than any other overseas Artbox events, rest assured there'll be plenty of opportunities to take awesome photos 😉
Be greeted by this 3-storey high entrance container when you arrive at Artbox. As this year's Artbox is garden-themed, you can expect the containers to be painted in eye-catching floral designs 😍
Another highlight is the Artbox Vines Arch where you can walk through a tunnel of lush greenery and make some stops along the way and pose for a photo.
 Last but not least, don't miss out on a photo op at this 12-metre tall gorgeous backdrop which will feature "lenticular" designs. In case you're wondering what "lenticular" is, it's when the designs will seemingly "move" or change when you look at it from different angles! Pretty interesting if you ask us 🤗 Besides yummy halal food and shots for the 'gram, you can also look forward to unique clothes, fashion accessories and handicrafts from brands across the region plus live performances from artists from Malaysia and Thailand too. Not to mention a 40-foot shipping container called "Heart of Eden" which you can walk through and immerse yourself in a sea of flowers, trees and mirrors with floral scents 😍 Time to start planning your visit to Artbox 2019 with your loved ones! Artbox Singapore 2019: Eden Opening hours: 15-17 Nov, 22-24 Nov 2019; 3PM-11PM Address: The [email protected] (Singapore Turf Club Carpark B), 1 Turf Club Ave, Singapore 738078 Directions: 
  • By Train: Kranji MRT (NS7), Exit A (Walk along the sheltered walkway to Carpark B)
  • By Bus: SBS 160, 170, SMRT Bus 178, 925, 960 and 961 stops along Woodlands Road opposite Kranji MRT station, and in front of the Kranji MRT station
  • By Taxi: The taxi drop-off point is located within close proximity of the entrance to the Upper Grandstand.
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