found this portable product studio on sale @ Funan 2 days ago at (of all places) Standard Stationary on the 2nd-floor (above QiJi cafe). it is very similar to those studio-in-a-box that are readily available online, except that it has self-contained florescent tubes unlike those that you have to separately purchase your own slave flashes or halogen table-top lamps.
this is how it looks like
(without the front covers)
(with 2 of 3 front covers)
i am not a macro/product shooter most of the time cos i find it such a hassle setting up all the flashes with those collapsible light-tents. plus, i still need to adjust the lights etc... takes the fun out of shooting especially since i do it only once in a while. so when i came across this product, i thot i give it a go.
overall, it is a breeze to set up. it comes with a diffuser panel, and 6 pieces of covering boards (depending on your preference). took me about a minute to set up. it is powered by (at least according to the shop manager) 5000K florescent tubes that are not readily available yet in the hardware shops. however, for the current promo, they are giving away 3 extra tubes for free.
(the accessories in the carry case)