The 7th Food & Beverage Fair where food suppliers launched their new food products to reach consumers and food lovers is being held at Suntec City Convention Centre.
It is disappointing to discover that the 'BIGGEST ANNUAL F&B EVENT IN TOWN' has degenerated into a rojak (eclectic mix) fair with irritating sales promoters from beauty salons and so-called health food companies shoving their products at you. There are even companies selling kitchen utensils, cleaning agents, slimming products, footwear!?! You wonder what are these products doing at a Food and Beverage Fair!?
At least, now there are lots of tables and chairs for visitors to eat their food comfortably.
I notice there were lesser well-known food suppliers or eateries this year. The variety of food products have reduced drastically. There were not many newly launched food products.
I enjoy going to exhibitions to discover new products and also I can buy products at discounted prices or get free samples.
There were many elderly folks and families at the fair. Typical at all food fairs, I see the usual undesirable behaviour of the people. They rush to eat the free samples provided by some stalls. They stand around these stalls, eating and eating...... and even grabbing food samples for their kids or elderly parents. Some even bought containers!
Expect huge crowds over the weekend. It's going to be like the opening of doors on Hungry Ghost Festival!!
eastcoastlife got molested!
An unpleasant incident happened at the fair. While I was waiting patiently for the mad crowd in front of a seafood stall to eat and go away, an elderly man pushed his way from my left side and tried to sample the food.
His right arm brushed against my breast. I thought it was an accident but when I felt him doing it a few more times, ......... he was going back and forth! *%£$...... I grabbed his shoulder and pushed him hard. I pointed a finger in his face and shouted at him. Had my friends not pulled me away, I would have hit him, elderly or not.
I have to clarify that I'm no crazy elderly-bashing woman, but if the elderly men don't behave themselves, they will be beaten up too!
12th - 16th March 2008
Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre
( Suntec City )
Level 4 Halls 403 & 404
Opening Hours : 11am to 10pm