There was a mad crush of people at the IT Show at Suntec City. Paper handouts were scattered all over the floor and people were just trudging through them. At some points I could barely move.
Times are hard. Apple had a PC trade-in deal. The camera brands were all giving away free gifts worth hundreds of dollars (tripod stands, dry boxes, bags). Canon, Epson and HP let customers trade in old printers of any brand. I bought a new HP Laserjet printer for S$299 (US$170). That was the trade-in price but the sales rep told me I didn't even need to bring my old printer in.
I didn't buy a new digital camera in the end. I figured there was no point - until I know whether I'm going to study abroad again. My future will be determined at the end of March.