It seems that there had been a huge hype before ArtBox Malaysia 2018 at Sunway City officially took place. With mass publicity and expectation vs reality seems to be quite different for many people. Visited the event without any expectation as I know to organise such a huge event is not easy. For 1st installment is always a big mess. Imagine back when 1st or 2nd Standard Charted run happened in KL. How was it? Lower down your expectation and just enjoy this atas Pasar Malam. This market features over 300 vendors and partners from Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore.(which consist mostly 80% local vendors, 15% Thai vendors and 5% Singaporean)
Well, ARTBOX is one of a signature night market in Bangkok that happened over 3 installment a year. 2 smaller scale and one big finale. I went to is a smaller scale back in 2016. (click here). I also find out some vendors you see in this weekend might not be the same as following weekend, this is to give some freshness to it.
Those of you heading to ArtBox Sunway do brace yourself with 3 things before you enter.
1) prepare to find parking around the area or inside Sunway Pyramid
2) prepare an umbrella for our sick weather. (there is no sign of rain and can be suddenly heavy rain pour) no shelter inside the area too.
3) prepare to queue at least 30 minutes before heading in.
Ps. Parents with kids below 3 years old: you do have priority lane. Do check with the guard at entrance.
For parents, please use your common sense: do not bring stroller in this SUPER crowded area. I mean crowded will be like sardine pack!!!! No space for your stroller to move around.
accessories stall from Bangkok
these are handmade. So pricing is quite high according to the vendor.
Imagine pushing stroller in here. Good luck!
by the time I have gotten thru the food side area, I have been very lazy. Too pack.
Didnt really bother to queue for the food as the queue is crazy and the line is crazy too. Pick the right line as the line are like snake if it gets too long.
I gotten very lazy and did not snap much of the pictures like Picture corner and a few other interesting area as it was too pack!. Next week 16th to 18th will be final week. Do brace for massive crowd as usually this market in Bangkok is 3 months long.
Believe that there are room for improvement and looking forward for 2nd installment to be much better. I just wish Malaysia could have organise something like this in long term, such as Korea Common Ground Malaysia version. This could enhance entrepreneur ship and boost tourism.
to avoid massive traffic and heavy crowd, I park at Sunway Mentari MacDonals and walk over. About 10 minutes walk across with pedestrian cross bridge.