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Street culture convention Culture Cartel goes virtual this year

Apart from the attractive prizes up for grabs at the event, you can also support Singapore’s very own DJs Darren Tan and Amanda Keisha Tan.

Phoon Jia Hui
Phoon Jia Hui

Jack of all trades, master of drinking boba milk tea.


Published: 10 November 2020, 12:54 PM

The third edition of Singapore’s biggest street festival Culture Cartel will be going digital. 

The free-for-all virtual event will take place on Dec 5 from 1pm to 12am. There will not be a physical festival because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

Supported by the Singapore Tourism Board since its inception, the one-day event draws over 18,000 attendees from across the region each year. The virtual event this year will be made available to a global audience too. 

“As we see the impact of COVID-19, it became more important to us than ever to still create an experience that will fill our worlds with beauty, possibilities and escapism. Culture Cartel 2020 will take users on a journey to a new world reimagined by connecting people, brands and places to continue doing what we do best: to make the past, present and future of street culture accessible to everyone,” said Jeremy Tan, Culture Cartel’s convention director. 

The virtual Culture Cartel will feature performances from American-Japanese DJ Yuka Mizuhara, as well as local spinners Darren Tan and Amanda Keisha Tan (AKA Sounds) from Singapore Community Radio.

As part of the event, users can also look forward to a rotatable interface which will allow them to explore Culture Cartel as a town lined with digital booths offering unique experiences. 

This includes online drops from streetwear favourites, creative masterclasses and an impressive list of music artistes from Singapore and globally. 

If you are a fan of cars, don’t miss the exclusive launch with Art of Speed Malaysia and the Wicked Wallop as they showcase their collection of customised vehicles in Singapore, Malaysia and beyond.

There will also be a virtual tattoo competition for tattoo enthusiasts. The line-up of judges will include famed local tattoo artists Jaws, who runs Johnny Two Thumb Tattoo Studio, one of the oldest studios in Singapore’s tattoo scene, and Augustine, well known in the local and international scene for his vibrant creation of full-body oriental tattoos, as well as international tattoo artists Gakkin and Sasha Unisex. 

Up to 500 prizes can be won in a weekly draw offered by Klook, with raffle tickets priced at $2 each. With each raffle ticket, you are eligible for weekly draws every Friday at 12pm from now until Dec 4, as well as on the event day itself. 

Prizes include Jordan 1, Nike Dunk and Yeezy bundles worth more than $1,000 each. 

The winners will be announced on Culture Cartel’s Instagram

What are you waiting for? Mark your calendars now and look forward to a day filled with exciting activities!


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