Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Comex 2011 - IT and Technology fair at Suntec City

I hate crowds and crowds make me cringe. Yet last Sunday I braved my hatred for crowded places at the Comex fair at Suntec City on Sunday. The strategy was to park at the Millenium Walk carpark and walk over to Suntec City to avoid the parking hassle. After what we went there to get a pair of sony headphones and some photo print papers. While there, I could not resist the  opportunity to check on the price of the Sony Cybershot HX100V that I had purchased a week before.  

The camera was selling at the same price i.e. $799 and so I was at least comforted to know that I did not pay more for my camera. However, the free gifts that came with the  camera purchased at the fair were twice what I had got. In addition to the extra Sony battery, the carrying case and the SD card, customers were given a foldable tripod stand, a digital photo frame and a screen protector for the LCD viewing screen. 

Okay, so I was a little regretful for not waiting before I bought my camera. Well, in life, nothing is perfect. I will have to learn to be more patient next time. Crowds do non flock to IT fairs for nothing obviously. On the other hand, I had one week of fun ahead of the fair and some of the photos I took with the camera like those of the Storkbill Kingfisher in the Singapore Botanic Gardens would not have been possible  had I postponed my purchase. 

Walking from Millenium Walk to Marina Square and onto Suntec City.
These tiles have not been changed for years.
Mild impression of the crowds because I took this photo around dinner time. The sea of humanity inside was much, much denser than what I had captured here.

The bridge linking Marina Square and Suntec City.
The fountain with the dancing lights where we rested.

We could have sat here.
After-dinner shot before leaving Marina Square.


alicesg said...

Hahaha you are braver than me about the crowds. Very true about the attractive price. Hubby went to the exhibition with no intention to purchase a PC but ended up home with one because of the attractive price. :)

lindystoryofmylife said...

Yeap, the Storkbill Kingfisher may not be there for you to capture if you bought your camera later. Yes, leave our ' past 'behind us and just move and go on.

Mable said...

Fair is fair. Good prices, good deals but sometimes God is also fair when you don't get the freebies because the reward is in the form of kingfishers!
Thanks Alice and Lindy for your comments.