Friday, August 24, 2012

STGCC 2012: A Quick Guide to Sands Expo and Convention Center

The Singapore Toy Games and Comic Convention (STGCC) will be held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center for the first time this year. I have never been there until recently. I took the opportunity to look around and snap some photos.

Getting There by MRT

Marina Bay Sands is linked to Bayfront MRT Station. Take the Circle Line and alight at Promenade station where you'll need to change trains. Make your way to Platform B. Two trains share this line. Board the train when the display says Marina Bay. Bayfront Station is just one stop away.

Alternatively, you can take a train on the North South Line to Marina Bay Station and transfer to the Circle Line. Bayfront Station is just one stop away. 
Click here for other ways of getting to Marina Bay Sands. 

Once you reach Bayfront station, look for Exit E and you'll be right outside the Sands Expo and Convention Center.

If you have time to spare, do take a look around. The following image is the start point when you enter the Shoppes area from the Convention Center.

The next few images are what you can see when you follow the shops to the left from the start point. 

There are many food establishments around. But if you're on a budget like me, you'll want to eat at one of the food courts. The food courts are located at the far end of each wing.

Alternatively, you can grab something from 7-Eleven and get a drink from Gong Cha.
Don't forget you can flash your STGCC ticket at Gong Cha and get 1 Free Choice of Topping for Calpis Drinks series. Terms and Conditions apply. 

The following images are what you can see when you follow the shops to the right from the start point.

Toast Box is another budget dining option.

The food court near the ice skating rink looks to be very popular.

You can take great shots of the city skyline and the Esplanade when you head straight out the glass doors from the start point.

STGCC 2012 is just 8 days away! Come 1st September, the halls will be a buzz with activity. Can't wait! Hope to see you there!

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Unknown said...

Thanks Jason, I really need a guide to get there. Although I am Singaporean but I have never been to MBS.. Gonna give my first time to STGCC liao...

Jason said...

Have fun at the event!