My wife wanted to drop by the NATAS Fair at Suntec to collect freebies.
It's a hobby of hers. So I tend to oblige. We've got nothing to do anyway.
We left the house around 830am and went to park at Suntec City. That's where the fair is at.
Breakfast was at Coffee & Toast at Millennia Walk. It was under $9.
After breakfast she was like, let's get started.
So at around 10am, we wandered around the Taiwan booths which was situated outside the fair. We are going to Taiwan soon so might as well get some brochures and collect some freebies. Not all the booths were open already so we took our time with the folks who were ready to entertain us. We slowly covered almost all the booths collecting brochures and freebies. We probably missed a few cos we didn't really keep track. This took around 2 hours.
Next it was time for lunch. We dropped by Mad for Garlic and used the Entertainer app.
I've been trying to get used to garlic cos I'm not a big fan of it so I try to overcome my fear of it.
I like the well cooked kind, but I'm pretty adverse to the raw ones or under cooked ones.
Lunch was $45.30 after Entertainer one for one promo.
Next to tackle the real NATAS fair...
So our strategy was to wander around the booths which would likely give out freebies.
Namely the Japan and Korea booths. Typically, our experience is that these 2 countries have some sort of nationalistic culture so they tend to give more freebies. Also, usually the tourism boards of these countries support these fairs to bring more awareness to their countries.
After 3 hours, here are our spoils
Picture 1 - Some sort of hair care samples, and a lip balm.
Picture 2 - These are the kinda stuff you stick on the back of your phone so that the phone can stand.
Picture 3 - The usual note books and pens and clear folders.
Picture 4 - The highlights of our stash. A big Sanrio paper bag, a blow up hot air balloon, a hot air balloon windchime, 2 decks of playing cards, a 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic mascot pin, a gold bar magnet, a fan (those foldable classic fan), the plushie is a card holder like a lanyard where you can put your ez-link card, NinjaGo imitation lego, passport cover, 12 bookmarks in a box, 2 scarves.
Picture 5 - Food stuffs from mainly the Taiwan booths, some Korean snacks.
Not in the pictures are loads of brochures which we had to find ways to dispose and pack after reaching home.
After 3 hours, we made our way home, parking fees was $6.60.
Ok so I'm typing this before dinner, but likely we'll be going out again for dinner which would cost us under $20 for the both of us at some zichar place around where we stay.
(Edit, we spent $28 at La Noona at Holland Village with Entertainer One for one promo.)
That's all that we do on a typical Saturday. Basically, we just go out and take a walk around a shopping center and wander around from 9am to around 2pm, then go go back rest a bit then settle dinner.
Today was more eventful cos we had a fair to go to, else we would probably just walk around Suntec City and stroll around the Suntec City mall, Marina Square and Millennia Walk.
Oh and sadly, in her excitement, my wife dropped her phone in the war zone. It cracked and certain parts of the screen now cannot detect the finger.
(This is taken as an accident and not attributed to going to the fair. Dropping of the phone could have happened anywhere. So I'm not going to say, "Oh if we didn't go to the fair we wouldn't have dropped the phone.")
As for the replacement phone, looks like I won't have much problem hitting my minimum spend this next 2 months, but we're still going to wait for 1 month before we replace it.
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