Latest CNNGo.com "Say What? with mrbrown" column: Singapore Airshow 2010 — what's the big hoohah?
There is a piece of land with exhibition halls in Changi that mainly sees action twice a year. It is so rarely used that our taxi driver had to ask us for a postal code to enter into his GPS unit.
Changi Exhibition Centre is home to the Singapore Airshow, which my buddy and I were heading to. We went on a Trade day, to avoid the mad weekend crowds on the Public days.
The last time I went to see this airshow, it was known as Asian Aerospace. But the Asian Aerospace organizers had a disagreement with the Singapore Government so Asian Aerospace ended up in Hong Kong, and Singapore created a new airshow.
I actually went to two Asian Aerospace shows, the earliest ones with my wife (then girlfriend). So I have fond memories of the shows. I do not know how I managed to convince her to come along for a show that showcases aircraft and military hardware, things that usually appeal to blokes. And to come along TWICE.
She must have liked me a lot to be such a trooper. (cont'd)