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Singapore Airshow 2010

The Singapore Airshow 2010 is back here again ! It’s an exhibition, event and convention that generates enormous interest around the world with military, businesses and tourists too ! I was actually planning to visit the Singapore Airshow 2010 during the public visit days on Saturday 6th to Sunday 7th, however, a nice surprise popped up, my old friend Jinguang gave me a pair of Trade Passes!!

Found my friend Jack to take leave from his work to visit the Airshow together on Thursday 4th February and we made our way there to Changi Airport Terminal 3 and took the shuttle service to Changi Exhibition Centre. After registration and clearing security checks, we went straight for the Airshow flying display from 1130hrs to 1230hrs, just in time for the start of the airshow ! The weather was great except it was very hot and sunny ! The airshow display started with our RSAF F-16 in action, followed by training planes, fighter planes and helicopters from different countries, USA, South Korea, Italy, Australia ! The highlights of the Airshow display had to be F-111 and A-10 and they were big, awesome and agile fighting machines !

It was a trigger happy moment for me, my 200mm lense seemed to be a bit short and wished I had at least a 400mm lense 🙂 Took many pics and enjoyed myself a lot ! After the airshow display, moved into the exhibition centre, enjoyed the cool air-conditioning while visiting the various booths set up by military and aviation companies, from airplane parts to engines, technologies etc … There were also flight stimulators too and it was really cool !

Due to the tight time schedule for both Jack and myself, we quickly walked to the airplane static display and loved the “big birds” parked nicely for the visitors to view, enjoy and take photos 🙂 There were private jet airplanes on display of different shapes and sizes. Jack and myself were “choosing” and taking photos with the private jet airplanes, our toys for the future 🙂

We went up to this Alenia Aermacchi C-27J Spartan too and Jack showed me the airborne drill on the procedure and drills !! Had a great time listening to an airborne trooper and we basically took photos and I managed to get myself in photos !! Going on a Trade Day does have its advantages, the Public visit days would definitely be more packed, however, it would definitely be worth the time spent !

Go visit Singapore Airshow 2010 !! Check out more pics here on Flickr !

Very HOT Action from Formula Drift Singapore 2008 – Synposis

Folks,

Were you part of the Very HOT Action of Formula Drift Singapore 2008 today at the Singapore Changi Exhibition Centre ? Many HOT driving and drifting action and performances by many different drivers from all over the world …. and on top of that, weather was really good and VERY HOT !

Well, I was there in the morning, arrived at about 1000hrs and the action had already started ! This was the qualifying rounds for the afternoon rounds of competition. Besides, drifting action, there were also displays of tyres, cars, accessories and other automobile related displays.

There were many people attending this event and it was a good turnout blessed with HOT weather, almost dehydrated. Photography was challenging around the racing route because the safety distance from the route was a fair bit of distance that even a standard telephoto lense may not be able to capture the views that you liked.

I even went and walked down to the car pit area and met up with my friend Jack Lan and the Vis Works Autolab crew and their highly tuned competition car Nissan S15. Had fun taking photos inside the car pit area and away from the HOT sunlight burning my skin, there were also many people walking around the area too, walking around admiring the various competition sports cars and their engines.

Soon, I went back and continued taking photos of the afternoon rounds of competition whereby it was slightly different, from Formula Drift Singapore Website : “Based on drifting’s traditional “head-to-head battle” format. Drivers attempt to qualify, in single judged runs, to be one of the sixteen drivers that will enter the main competition bracket (similar to NBA playoffs or drag racing). During the bracketed “head-to-head battle” competitions, drivers are paired off in head-to-head competition of skill and nerves. The sixteen drivers will be weeded down to one final winner.

The action got even more exciting along the way and the Formula Drift USA drivers joined in and make the challenge even bigger and higher ! The fans were treated to awesome driving and drifting performances and it was a great time for me.

Motorsports in Singapore is getting more popular with this Formula Drift Singapore and the upcoming Singapore F1 GP…… besides, Singapore would have its own racing track beside Changi Exhibition Centre in the near future.

Do check out my other photos on Flickr !

Had a great time at Formula Drift Singapore 2008 ! Would write more in details over the next few posts !