Southeast Asia’s most popular creative market returns to Malaysia this September 2019
Kuala Lumpur, 24 July 2019 – Artbox Malaysia 2019: Assemble, the largest retrofitted creative market housed in its iconic metal shipping containers is coming back to Malaysia on the 6 – 8 and 13 – 15 September at Sunway City Outdoor Open Air Carpark once again with free admission for everyone.
Artbox Malaysia is levelling up for its second edition, with its signature containers being stacked and arranged to charm and attract guests from all over Malaysia. Artbox is recognised internationally for its captivating structures surrounding the vicinity. This year’s edition takes inspiration from nostalgic childhood games such as Tetris and Jenga. With Artbox Malaysia: Assemble being their new theme, this creative market will once again provide creative and unique retailers from across the region such as Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia & Singapore to form a holistic, one-of-a-kind curated experience. Artbox Malaysia: Assemble is also set to showcase a range of over 300 booths that will grab the attention of Malaysians.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Invade Industry Singapore, Mr Kent Teo said, “Artbox Malaysia 2019 plans to be bigger, better and more memorable than last year. This year, we are pushing ourselves out of our comfort zones and bringing amazing ideas to life for the community of Malaysia. Artbox Malaysia has a lot to offer and we hope to provide our guests with an all-inclusive extraordinary experience. We hope to see our food lovers and art enthusiasts once again have unforgettable moments with us. We’re also honoured as Artbox Malaysia is once again supported by Sunway Group, one of Malaysia’s largest conglomerates, with its flagship Sunway City Kuala Lumpur as our key venue partner.”
As Malaysia’s premier tourist destination with retail, leisure, hospitality and entertainment under one roof, Sunway City Kuala Lumpur is the venue of choice for Artbox Malaysia: Assemble which will see a large influx of visitors.
Sunway Group founder and chairman Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah said, “Sunway City Kuala Lumpur is proud to play host to Artbox Malaysia for the second consecutive year. Last year, the event garnered overwhelming responses from art enthusiasts, aspiring designers and shopping and food lovers from all over Malaysia. We trust this one-of-a-kind event will reach out to an even bigger crowd this year. In our continuous effort to boost the vibrancy of Malaysia’s tourism industry, we will continue to bring in events of a regional and global scale to Sunway City Kuala Lumpur.”
Artbox Malaysia also gives visitors the chance to indulge in gastronomic bites, from delectable food and beverage stalls each weekend. Some intriguing flavours that foodies can look out for are Dum Dum Thai Drinks, Saychiizu, IceDEA and Salmon Portion, these brands are based in Malaysia but they will be showcasing exclusive thai fusion flavours for Artbox Malaysia.
With its mission to provide creative makers, local artists and musicians a platform to showcase their talents. Artbox Malaysia will provide a stage with live music performances from Maha Jefferey, Ili Ruzanna, Rufus and more as they serenade visitors with their sweet-sounding voices under the alluring ambience of the starry-filled night sky throughout the weekend.
Artbox Malaysia is also proudly presented by foodpanda, Malaysia’s largest food delivery platform. All food and beverage selections will be available on foodpanda’s app throughout the festival period. Visitors will be able to skip long queues by using the new pick-up feature on the app. This feature will enable visitors to purchase from food and beverage vendors at Artbox and a notification will appear when their food is ready allowing visitors to collect their order at the foodpanda pick up line. Alongside that, visitors can also enjoy themselves at the foodpanda zones filled with games, fun activities and surprises throughout the day.
Each weekend brings forth a different set of unique creative lifestyle and fashion vendors that presents a diversity of style from Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore. For instance, a collaboration between JD Sports x adidas will be bringing a larger-than-life gaming experience with a modern twist. With towering LED screens surrounding the space, visitors can challenge a friend to an epic showdown of JD King of Trainers: The Game and stand a chance to win exclusive prizes from JD Sports and adidas.
Other than that, Artblocks Tower will provide an offline-to-online experience that involves interactivity on Instagram and stand a chance to win exclusive giveaways and grand prizes from JD Sports and adidas when you form Tetris shapes with your photos within Instagram’s 3×3 grid.
As an all-inclusive creative market, Artbox aspires to provide the latest in retail assortments. Pestle & Mortar Clothing, who pride themselves in incorporating local flavour in all of their pieces, will be releasing an Artbox Malaysia exclusive ‘Artbox X PMC’ merchandise capsule consisting of all-new limited edition t-shirt designs, bags and accessories. Visitors can also expect exclusive promotions and surprises when they head down to Pestle Mortar Clothing’s container at Artbox Malaysia.
Visitors can enjoy free admission to Artbox Malaysia which takes place from 3pm-11pm on 6 – 8 September and 13-15 September at Sunway City Outdoor Open Air Carpark. Make sure you don’t miss out by following Artbox Malaysia’s social channels for all announcements and updates.