S-One Expo Stuttgart - Guten Tag!

S-One Expo Stuttgart
Marina At Keppel Bay
South, Singapore
November 2012
 
Merlion Wayfarer was walking along Bugis+ one fine Saturday when she was abruptly thrusted with a flyer on a certain "S-One Expo". There were lots of attractive visuals with a list of workshops listed. What fascinated her most was the "Cuckoo Clock Making Workshop" at 1200 hours on Sunday. Despite having a packed weekend, she decided to squeeze in some time for this special event.
 
 
The newsletter printed daily for the event, the complimentary meal coupons and the lucky draw slips...

The organizers really went all out to recreate the environment of Stuttgart. Look at the white-painted metal chairs and wooden benches set amidst a transparent wallpaper against some glass windows! Add a little of bird chirping and one will really feel like in the forest there!

Giant wooden figurines are placed strategically all over the Expo grounds
for visitors to snap memorable shots of their visit...

The ball-bouncing bubble at the exit that little kids play in while their parents ate and shopped...


Boxes and boxes of delicious sweets and gummies, as the girl said - "all the way from Germany" -
butter gummies, fruit gummies, caramel toffees...

Refreshingly-coloured wines, oils and vinegars in elegant bottles with German labels
that the English-speaking Merlion Wayfarer could not decipher...
 
Elegant wood carving fridge magnets that illustrate various scenes in the German culture and countryside
- woodcutters, animals, cuckoo clocks, pine trees...

The carnival atmosphere and lively music makes one just to get up and dance a jig!
 
Of course, not forgetting the Singapore side of things:
Hey, Merlion Wayfarer first got to hear about the Chinatown Social Enterprise here. Chinatown Social Enterprise (CSE) was formed to provide career opportunities for the elderly and needy residents living within Kreta Ayer - Kim Seng constituency or Central District. Its retail shop located at The Majestic was set up in May 2010 and it sells handicraft merchandise from various voluntary organizations. Its objectives are not only to impart management skills to the needy residents, but also to allow them to earn a living by themselves. Handmade cloth dolls made by the samsui women, together with other memorabilia, are sold here at the S-One Expo Stuttgart.
 
Artisans painting the wooden blocks which formed the base of the clogs...

The sporty Porsche Boxster that draws all to the Grand Lucky Draw...
 
Some of the other displays at the outdoor exhibition area...
 
Thank You for visiting...
 


The full album is available at:
Merlion Wayfarer's Picasa (Events - S-One Expo Stuttgart)