It is almost two weeks into the year-end school holidays, the PSLE results are out and Christmas is coming. It is time to get a camera for your vacation, gadgets to reward your kids and tech gifts for the family.
The Sitex 2014 at Singapore Expo provides the perfect opportunity for you to do so. The 26th edition of this annual consumer technology fair opens today and ends on Sunday. It is open from 11am to 9pm and admission is free.
Organised by the Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation and managed by Singex Exhibition Ventures, this year's show takes up more than 20,000 sq m of Singapore Expo's Halls 5 and 6 - the size of 21/2 football fields.
Around 850,000 visitors are expected to visit the show over four days. Major brands, such as Acer, Asus, Casio, Canon, Dell and Lenovo, are among the 500 brands at the show to meet your technology needs and cravings.
In addition, there are plenty of events to keep you entertained. You can pit your skills against professional gamers by signing up for the challenges at the show.
Or you can attend workshops about travel and food photography conducted by the Photographic Society of Singapore.
But buying gadgets is what you are there for and the good news is that you will be rewarded for it. For every $50 spent in a single receipt, you get a lucky draw coupon and stand to win more than $40,000 worth of cash and prizes.
The Grand Lucky Draw prize: Vespa LX150 scooter worth $6,900 (price without COE, insurance and road tax).
The popular Ladies Go Tech Instant Lucky Dip promotion is back this year.
Women who spend $100 or more in a single receipt get a chance to win instant prizes, such as a BlackBerry smartphone and Synology Cloud Drive. There are $30,000 worth of prices to be won.
So what are you waiting for? Just remember to wear comfortable shoes, pack your credit cards and get ready to pound the floors for the best buys.
For more information, visit www.sitex.com.sg.
Bus: Services 12, 24, 35 and 38.
Shuttle bus: Operates from Tampines MRT Station (Nov 27 to 30, noon to 8pm daily) and The Signature (Nov 29 to 30, noon to 9pm daily) to Singapore Expo.
MRT: Take the East West line to Expo Station (you need to change trains at Tanah Merah Station).
Car: If you are driving, park at Carparks A to H and J at the Singapore Expo or at The Signature in nearby Changi Business Park.
This article was first published on Nov 27, 2014.
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