ST DIGITAL'S GUIDE TO SITEX 2015

Spoilt for choice at Sitex 2015

More than 80 exhibitors representing over 300 brands, including Asus, Microsoft and Lenovo, will participate in the show to satisfy your tech cravings.
More than 80 exhibitors representing over 300 brands, including Asus, Microsoft and Lenovo, will participate in the show to satisfy your tech cravings.PHOTO: SINGEX VENTURES

The school holidays are upon us, your much-awaited overseas vacation is approaching and your bonus is coming. Perhaps it is time to buy a laptop for your children to do their homework, a fitness tracker for your hiking holiday or a gaming console just to reward yourself.

The Sitex 2015 at Singapore Expo provides the perfect venue - and multiple excuses - to indulge. The 27th 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 20,000 sq m of Singapore Expo's Halls 5 and 6, or about the spread of two-and-a-half football fields.

More than 80 exhibitors representing 300+ brands, including Asus, Microsoft and Lenovo, will participate in the show to satisfy your tech cravings.

  • Date: Nov 26-29 2015

    Venue: Singapore Expo Halls 5 and 6

    Time: 11am-9pm daily

    Admission: Free

This year, Sitex introduces four new thematic zones: Smart Home/Smart Living, Adventure IT Arena, Gaming Ground and Spotlight@Sitex - for visitors to experience the latest in technology and products.

In the Smart Home/Smart Living zone, there will be home automation devices such as smart locks and IP cameras, which can improve safety and convenience in your home.

The Adventure IT Arena lets you try out wearable devices, such as a GoPro action camera, while scaling a rock wall. Each of five daily challenges will see 12 people take part in a time-based competition. The fastest will win prizes that range from power banks to drones.

Look out for the latest gaming products and deals at the Gaming Ground. If gaming leaves you cold, check out Spotlight@Sitex, a zone that offers new product launches at hourly intervals.

You might even win a prize in the interactive games during the showcases.

But you are at Sitex 2015 to shop. And you might find yourself richer as a result. You get a lucky draw coupon for every $50 spent in a single receipt. There are more than $70,000 worth of cash and prizes. The top prize is a Can Am Spyder bike (worth $45,000 excluding COE).

The popular Ladies Go Tech Instant Lucky Dip promotion is back again this year. Any woman who spends at least $100 in a single receipt gets a chance to win instant prizes, such as a robot vacuum cleaner or a palm-sized LED projector.

So what are you waiting for?

Slip on your most comfortable shoes, pack your credit cards or cash, and get ready to the floors for the best buys.

For more information, visit www.sitex.com.sg.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 26, 2015, with the headline 'Spoilt for choice at Sitex 2015'. Print Edition | Subscribe