Tasty food, Instagrammable treats, live music performances, and photo booths
Artbox 2018 may be over, but it’s time to gear up for another massive Thai flea market extravaganza happening from 20th – 23rd September – the Creative Millennials Youth Karnival (CMYK)!
Held at the Bayfront Event Space once more, the creative bazaar promises a whopping 500 pop-up stalls from countries like Australia, Hong Kong, Thailand, and the Philippines – that’s even larger than the glo-up Artbox 2018 got, which was 400 stalls.
The stalls have no booth numbers on display though, but you can refer to this map to help get around!
Out of this 500 vendors, over 100 will be dishing up both mouth-watering traditional snacks and photo-worthy treats. You’ll be able to find everything from staple Thai favourites like Thai milk tea, colourful iced rubies, pad thai, mango sticky rice, and moo ping pork skewers, to old-school pasar malam snacks like takoyaki and kebabs!
Moo Ping Pork Skewers from Azalea Thai Sweet Treats | Booth no. 60
Iced Rubies w/ Coconut Milk & Jackfruit | Booth no. 60
Thai Milk Tea ($4) from The M Plot
Of course, the usual festival suspects like Cereal Citizen, The Juicy Way, Beef Bro, and T.I.T. Singapore are also around, and you can feast on plenty of other tantalising and photo-worthy delicacies by Egg Stop, Take Fries, Hi Tea, and ShackMie!
Rainbow Cotton Candy ($6) from Cereal Citizen
The Aurora ($5.50), an avocado and pink guava concoction from The Juicy Way | Booth no. 380
Signature Mentaiko Beef Cubes ($14.90) from Beef Bros | Booth no. 379
Limited-edition customisable Triple D Cup ($5) from T.I.T. Singapore | Booth no. 53
Egg Stop | Booth no. 383
Quirky Chili Crab Fries ($8) by Take Fries | Booth no. 83
Mixed Fruit King Oolong ($6) and Lime Oolong ($5) by Hi Tea | Booth no. 376
ShackMie has the much coveted Salted Egg Indomie ($7) and Indomie Doughnut ($5) that’s made with peanut butter and drizzled with chocolate sauce! | Booth no. 75
Keep your eyes peeled for LiHO’s event-exclusive Salted Egg Lava Brown Sugar Pearl Fresh Milk ($5.90) too! A nice balance between sweet and salty, the interesting concoction was satisfyingly creamy.
Top retail picks
The other 300 or so will offer clothes, handmade crafts, aesthetic home decor, and adorable trinkets, with popular shops like Thailand’s Nokkajib and her hand-painted pet portraits, Moonset and their stylish yet functional bags, Malaysia’s Ba-Light with their quirky lamps, and local influencer-turned-lady boss Christabel’s (IG handle: @bellywellyjelly) kāi!
Nokkajib | Booth no. 323
Moonset’s backpacks only cost $22, and their fanny packs cost just $15! | Booth no. 332
Indian Dream earrings for just $3 – $15 | Booth no. 344
These unique light fixtures from Ba-Light will definitely add some edge your home!
Kāi’s brand new Fruit Collection will be available for pre-launch pre-order exclusively at their booth!
Photo ops and entertainment choices
The Badass Armony
That’s not all either – the CMYK bazaar has one-upped the usual Thai market with musicians and artists performing live, successful entrepreneurs from all walks of life giving talks, interactive games, trick art installations, pantone-inspired photo booths, and a beer garden.
The best part? Admission is free!
Address: Bayfront Event Space, 12A Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018970
Date & Time: 20th – 23rd September | 3PM – 11PM
Featured image sources: @iamkai.co, @cerealcitizen, @balight_artwork
Written By: Chan Choy Yu