Just came back from the airshow. today last day, nothing to see. The counters in the indoor exhibit were almost empty, A380 didn't allow ppl to go in (not sure if it happened in the first place), and started to drizzle at around 4 plus.
Shot pictures of the Apache, and some military vehicles and I was already queueing up to go home. First time and definitely also the last time for me.
Going in was a breeze. I just dont see why people can be orderly when they entered and disorderly when exiting.
Went there during the trade days, and it was smooth sailing. My only gripe was the lack of variety in terms of military hardware, but the IAI, Rafael and Elbit booths were much better this time around.
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OK, just got back this afternoon. Was suppose to stay the whole day, but sianz already. Too many people, very hard to move. Inside the hall pack, static display pack, everywhere pack!
I left at about three, hopping it's easier to catch a ride home. Boy, was I mistaken. The queue for the bus started from the ST Engineering display, i.e inside the hall! The normal taxi queue was from the carpark, near the registration counter. The shortest was the limo taxi queue. I took this line and still needed about 20 mins to reach the front. However, about half of that time was taken up when the road was closed for the towing of a few aircraft. Anyway, what made my day was when a q-jumper kena f*** by an old man in the queue. Some more very loud! Surprisingly, our boys in blue just stand around like noting happening. A bit disappointed with them.
Hope the organisers and the govt hear the feedback and improve. With the F1 and various youth Olympics round the corner, can't afford to screw up. Too much international attention.
i had a fren went to shoot sunrise as early as 5:30am, eat his home-made breakfast and slowly walked to airshow venue.
Last edited by raincool2005; 24th February 2008 at 11:34 PM.
we are facing so much problem with juz 4.5 million population now.
cant imaging when we reach 6 million.
i may have to think of something for my family.
Must be all about $$$ Thanks for all the sharing here, I change my mind about going there too. F1 is just going to create more inconveniences to the people, Youth Olympic will not be such a big problem as Sports other that Football ( not S league please) does not really create any big interest here, especially when you have to pay to see someone that you do not know competing.
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hmmm, i went there at 930am, saw a super long crowd at parsiris, so back track and went to expo, and crowd was like 50 people ??..... haiz , "free" so crowded, $5 can save you hours ..... but people rather go for free "kiasu" i guess .. reached at 11am ..
going back was horrible.... in the end i walked back.... lucky managed to hitch a ride on a bus from a nice uncle.... today colleague said i very tann ... wahha so tiring .... hot and crowded.
I kept reading about 'free shuttle'. Free? it is part of your ticket price.
next airshow i will still go BUT i will not pay the ticket price i will take a bus alight somewhere near and stay at the beach area to take pics rather then be stuck in the 'exodus' and see the same old static display year after year.
who is still going for the next Airshow?