It's Good Friday, what should we do? Why not let's go to Artbox Singapore!
I would be very surprised if you have no clue what Artbox Singapore is because the last I checked the whole of Singapore was there.
It's very unlike me to visit such events because I'm really not into crowds and considering how often I visit Bangkok, it's really silly of me to agree to be there. What was I thinking? No idea to be honest. LOL I just thought it would be fun to bring the son and wife out with my friends.
The madness hit us even before we reached the main event area at 12A Bayfront Ave Singapore 018970. The road was all jammed up. We drove around quite a bit before we managed to get a parking lot at MBFC Tower 2. It felt almost like zombie apocalypse. Everyone was rushing into the lift. Good news is that MBFC's carpark charges per entry on weekends. I was there at 5pm thereabout and all the lots were already almost all taken up.
As you can see from the very first picture, it's almost impossible to shop properly at the event. It's packed neck to neck and there isn't any crowd control. In fact, there wasn't even a proper entrance, anyone can just cut in anywhere from any side of the event area.
I'm pretty sure this crowd is way bigger than what the organiser expected. I am quite curious if this is even approved though. From my experience from events planning and working in building management, your total event area : number of exits : number of people : and the walkway's space's ratio is very very important. If the ratio is not calculated properly, it is a potential hazard for everyone especially if say there is a fire. It will very much cause a crazy stampede.
Then again, I might just be pulling off a typical paranoid Singaporean comment. But better be safe than sorry right?
The experience was bad because of the crazy crowd but I have give it to the organiser. The whole event was really almost identical to Bangkok's. You can get all the food and stuff but probably cleaner and erm longer queue.
The only item we bought. Funny thing is that this drink is actually very easily accessible throughout the year in Singapore. We just had to buy something since we are already there right! Haha.
#Protip - they do accept nets.
Is it really very much like Thailand? - Yes.
Is it worth visiting? No. The crowd really makes it not worth it. I rather you just buy a ticket and fly to Thailand since it's so affordable these days.
However, we did have a lot of fun with Jon and Xinyi. Seth was so well behaved. Despite the crazy crowd he was having a lot of fun waving at girls. I'm not kidding, the ladies were all waving at him and saying he is cute. What did he do? Shamelessly waving back and smiling to everyone. I wonder who he got that from. Such a shameless slut. LOL.
Smith, bringing Bangkok to you? Nah, I think it's still easier to visit Bangkok.