Siam Discovery’s AR boxing arcade opens till 31st August

Muay Thai is known as Thailand’s national sport, and not without good reason. It’s the roar of the crowd as fighters they’re rooting for jab their punches, or dodge a well-timed kick from below. Those who’ve always dreamed of having a go in the ring – sans the bruises, of course – may actually be able to throw down your towel, in both a literal and figurative sense, this August.

Siam Discovery will be hosting an AR boxing arcade in the heart of its premises from 22nd July to 31st August, and there’s tons of freebies up for grabs for the bravehearted guests who participate. So throw on your best pair of virtual boxing shorts and we’ll take you through a sneak preview of the experience below.

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AR boxing arcade with prizes like free Muay Thai shorts

Image credit: Siam Discovery

Upon entering Siam Discovery’s event area, the first thing you’ll notice is the futuristic ‘spaceship’ set up, which has not one, not two, but five punching bags strung up in the centre.

Participants will be led to the screen and be instructed by the staff on how to throw legit punches on the screen via the sensor. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to hit the actual specimen.

But that way, you can spare your knuckles from any potential impact while getting the thrill of landing each punch.

Before you begin playing however, you’ll have to register your name and email via this QR code. It’s a rather quick process to sign-up of course, completed within 1 minute before the game begins.

The campaign will run for 5 weeks, and a winner – who clocks the highest score – will be announced per week via Siam Discovery’s Facebook page. Prizes may be random, so you can expect cool souvenirs from Fairtex boxing shorts, to premium discounts or gift vouchers.

Pop-up store with premium Fairtex boxing merch

Perhaps you’ve never been too much of a sports fan, but you’d feel right at home for more artsy endeavours – including designing your very own boxing gloves. You can complete your design on-site and receive the gloves within a month.

Keep your eyes peeled for boxing gloves with graffiti art, and these swanky Muay Thai shorts with bold flame fonts.

As for the art aficionados among us, head over to the 4th floor to snap shots with this art installation.

If you’re only casually interested, but wanna find out more anyway, lookout for this ‘avatar’, that you can scan with your mobile phone to customise.

P.S. Participants can create your own AR character in Muay Thai outfits, so be sure to play around with the outfit choices till you’re satisfied with your mini-me.

Free Thai lotion for tourist card sign-ups at Siam Discovery

As for freebies – especially for tourists who wanna walk away from their boxing experience with an additional perk or two, we have you covered.

Head over to ICONCRAFT at the 3rd floor to check out an extensive collection of knick knacks, and redeem free lotion with tourist card sign-ups at the counter on the G floor.

For overseas guests, do remember to snag a free Tourist Card before you hit the malls, which grants you an array of discounts and rebates.


You’ll also be entitled to 1 x Thai lotion, if you’re a tourist and have applied for the card at the Siam Discovery redemption counter. All you’ll have to do if you already have a card is to remember to show it to the staff, to claim your free gift.

Siam Discovery
Opening Hours: 10AM – 10PM, Daily
Address: 194 Phaya Thai Rd, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Telephone: +66 2 658 1000
Siam Discovery Website | Google Maps

The best part is, you won’t even have to go too far from Bangkok’s metropolitan centre to have a taste of what Muay Thai entails.

Snag a free pair of Muay Thai trunks at Siam Discovery.

This post was brought to you by Siam Discovery.

Cover image adapted from: TheSmartLocal

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