In celebration of Gundam 30th anniversary, an event Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009 (organized by Bandai Asia and Sheng Tai Toys) is held from 2nd to 14th September 2009 at Compass Point (Sengkang). I believe this is the first time a Gundam only event of such scale was held in Singapore.
Errm, we don’t get to have the 1:1 60 feet life-size Gundam statue (See Google Images) as Tokyo Odaiba but this Gundam 00 is enough to get all the shutterbugs and mecha-fans attention! It’s really difficult to get a shot of Gundum 00 without anyone posing in front. 🙂
One of the walls at Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009. Nice artwork that incorporated Gundam and BB Senshi Sangokuden Gaiden. 🙂
History panel for you to learn the history of Gundam anime and model kits.
A showcase of the various generations of Gundams. If you are Gundam model fan, you may want to meet Katsumi Kawaguchi Sensei (professional modeler and also in-charge of Gundam model kit design at Bandai) on 12th and 13th Sept 2009.
More Gundam exhibits to please the mecha-fans as well some of the casual crowds that attended the event.
World of Sangokuden.
BB Senshi Sangokuden Gaiden – Kochu Gundam, Chohi Gundam, Kan-u Gundam, Chouun Gundam and Bacho Blue Destiny.
Otakus and also casual pass-by folk checking out the numerous exhibits. Most are armed with either PNS or SLR cameras.
Gundam 00 standing by and guarding the entrance. ^^;
Cashier for fans to pay for any Gundam model kits purchased during the event. I noted that it was stated 20% discount for regular priced item but I didn’t go inquire at the sales counter the queue there was quite long.
I went to get a drink and only to return to see that the Gundam Image Girls is already on stage posing for all the fans. I didn’t get a good position as I was late. 🙂
Check out all the cameras!
But nevertheless, I managed to zoom through some openings to get a fair shot. Here, on the stage, the items (not the 2 pretty ladies) are actually prizes for the Gundam lucky draw.
Gundam girls posing beside Gundam. I understand that the Gundam Image Girls will only be around on 5th, 6th, 12th and 13th September so please note your calendar if you are going to the event to catch them. ^^;
Another shot taken from Char’s Zaku II.
More poses from the Gundam Girls. What a kawaii (かわいい) pose!
Another photo of the Gundam Girls. Can someone tell me their names? Want to give them credits. ^^; Yeah!
Look at the crowd forming. At certain times, it was difficult to maneuver to get good position to take photos. This is taken from the 2nd level of Compass Point.
Some fun stuff that I came across in Compass Point – “Do you know that Singapore was mentioned more than once in Gundam Wing series? It is a important Military base!” Are you aware?
Another fun fact – “Do you know that a society called “International Gundam Society” was established in August 2009? This research group studies the future of mankind through the animated series, Mobile Suit Gundam.” Hmm, I wasn’t aware so I went to google and the conclusion is that it exists (webby is here).
Last fun fact – “Do you know that there was a Singapore Gundam? You can find its appearance in the G Gundam series!”
Brochures that I obtained during the event, many Gundam model kits are on sale (HG Gundam 00 2nd Series, First Gundam MG Series, etc). Feel like getting the MG Gundam Exia Ignition Mode or the RX-0 Unicorn Gundam but the crowd made me decide to come back on a weekday instead of weekend to get my purchase. 🙂
In the center fold of the brochure, there is also the BB Senshi Sangokuden Gaiden models for sale! If you are a Gundam fan and currently in Singapore, please do visit Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009! I believe that this event is welcoming and sincerely hope that other similar events will take place in future too!
为了庆祝机动战士（GUNDAM）30周年庆, 万代亚洲和盛泰玩具一起在勘宝坊（盛港）举办了机动战士新加坡嘉年华2009， 九月二号至九月十四号。我相信这是第一次新加坡举办如此大型的机动战士活动。
我们虽然 没有東京御台场的60英尺高机动战士雕像（看谷歌图像）, 但是足以让所有的摄影爱好者和机器人迷关注！要拍摄Gundum 00又没有人当着真不容易。:)
这是机动战士GUNDAM新加坡嘉年华2009的一道墙。综合了机动战士和BB战士 三国伝。 🙂
BB战士三国伝-黄忠,張飛, 關羽, 趙雲和馬超。
机动战士旁边的女孩在摆姿势。我知道机动战士女孩只有在五号，六号， 十二号和十三号出现所以如构想看就记得日期。 ^^;
从Char’s Zaku II拍的另一个角度。
另一个有趣的事实 – 你知道一个成为”国际机动战士协会“的社会成立于 2009年8月？这个研究小组通过新机动战记钢弹动画系列研究人类的未来。我不晓的所以到网上察看结果真的有这个协会（网页在此）。
我在活动拿到的宣传册，很多机动战士有折扣（HG 机动战士 00第二系列，机动战士MG第一系列等等）。好想买MG机动战士Exia Ignition Mode或者RX-0 Unicorn 机动战士可是人太多了所以我决定改天再回来买。:)