Wednesday, December 8, 2010

SC Singapore Marathon 2010 - Pre-race Day

Date: 5 Dec 2010
Time: 5am
Venue: Orchard Road, Singapore

Many years did not drive to Singapore, some rules and regulation has changed. Thanks to friends that has provided useful information.

Charges needs to pay at Singapore are Autopass Card - S$10 (purchase at the custom - same like Touch & Go. S$6 will be deducted as administration fees. This card is compulsory, need it to pay for others fees.), toll - S$3.20/entry and exit, VEP - S$20/day (every car entitled 10 days free for a year, excluding weekend and PH) and ERP (toll charges when entering city in various location - Singaporean said its means Everyday Rob People) - S$5/day excluding weekend and PH. Before exit Singapore, Autopass card must have sufficient amount which can be topped up at 7-11. S$10 will be charged as administration fees if the amount insufficient.

Bib collection is at Marina Float at Marina Bay. There are many new building and architecture around the bay. As most Singaporean runners has collected their bib, therefore the collection was very smooth. Just feel disappointed with the exhibition, only handful of sponsors participated. Not many items displayed at the Asics booth too and only gave 15% discount. Latest products are shown at Marina Square shopping centre. Most of the goodies received are vouchers.

 Race pack collection, zero waiting time 
 Asics booth - not many items displayed
 Only handful sponsors at the exhibition hall
Special counter to provide information to Japanese runners
 Sand Skypark - the world’s largest outdoor pool at the height of 200 meters
and with jogging trail (asalkan jangan jatuh eh...)
 Esplanade - some said it was innovated from DURIAN.. what do you think?
 The white things that float on the water are wishing balls, glow at nigh with LED, 
 - of course have to pay for your wish
 Helix bridge - 3.5km long
Esplande outdoor stage

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