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Spiderman conquering Suntec Tower~

Can u see Spidey?

He made it! To the top of the 176 metres Suntec City Tower 1! It actually started to drizzle for a while when he started his ascent but thankfully, it stopped. And the great thing was that the weather stayed cool throughout. Before his climb, Alain mentioned that should there be rain or if he thought that he wasn't able to make it to the top, he'll give us a hand signal to let us know so that we'll loosen the string to let him rappel down. We were like x_x ... oh man, please don't let that happen!

The turnout of the event was huge..some came to see Alain Robert in action, others for the grand prize of the Volkswagen Touran Sport and majority for both! The papers reported it as 15,000 but the guys from Suntec told me that it was more likely to be about 20,000+. The crowd reception was fantastic, cheering him when he did his climb and congratulating when he completed it. It took him about 45 minutes to go up and about 10 minutes to come back down. Poor guy was tired after the climb. Could see that his hands were blistered.

Oh, and during the grand draw of the Volkswagen Touran Sport, the first name that was picked (William Tiong from Eunos) wasn't around to claim his prize. We waited quite a while to see if he could be amongst the crowd but eventually had to pick another winner, much to the delight of the crowd.

Am relieved that this event is over. We only confirmed that we were doing this event slightly less than 1 1/2 months ago and it had been a mad rush trying to put everything together. And we only got the new ST Logo 2 days before the revamp (8 Aug) so can you imagine how short a time we got to prepare for all the materials (outdoor banners/teeshirts/ads/event backdrop etc) which required the logo. We got the police permit to allow the climb just 2 days before the event. Anyway, I think everyone's happy.. we manage to get good coverage from tv which is great coz they hardly cover our events! Next year we'll have another headache so if another one has any bright idea, feel free to share :D~

Great turnout..:)

valskaJoan was helping me to take pictures of the event..
Most of the (nicer) pics of Alain on this entry was taken by her.

+ Kelvin from TNP!

At this time, Alain was already somewhere on the 20th storey.
With the photogs, Maye-E and Joan and the very coy weeteckWee Teck.
Pls ignore my white flabby thighs..

The french & singapore ahbeng side by side :P
(that's my boss Danny on the right)

Getting ready for take-off

Alain reaching the top floor and waving to the crowd!

This shot was taken by Maye-E (AP Photo), as he was rappelling down the tower..

On solid ground..

Group picture..
The guy next to me is Cyril Lim.one of the best MC for a big scale event like this.
He really knows how to work the crowd and is one heck of a funny fella!

Group picture with Alain!

My photo album on the event here
The video footage I took..my hands shaky lah, so not very good.

Spidey on CNA

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Aug. 17th, 2008 03:38 am (UTC)
OMG. Maye-E photo is FANTASTIC! Well, she is an AP photographer for a reason! I love the picture of Alain and Danny.
Aug. 17th, 2008 03:46 am (UTC)
yeah..that was a great pic!

i know it was tough to take pics of Alain on the tower because u guys got the view from below. I think that worker probably got one of the best pic of him in action hehe..

Thanks for helping me out!
Aug. 17th, 2008 04:08 am (UTC)
You look so good all the time! Oh and I see that Joan is using the shootsac. Still thinking whether to get it.
Aug. 17th, 2008 04:19 am (UTC)
i looked like crap that day..was running ard like a mad dog.

how much is the shootsac? Ask joan for a review then!
Aug. 17th, 2008 04:20 am (UTC)
I remember it's around US170+. She reviewed the bag before but this is the first time I'm seeing it used outdoors (instead of just posing).

No lah.. I think you still look good. I wonder what did Aidan say about this spiderman?
Aug. 17th, 2008 04:32 am (UTC)
woah, not so cheap eh but it does look nice for a camera lens bag!
Aidan had swimming at that time so I didn't bring him.i don't think he will have the patience to sit around for 45minutes to watch spiderman in action too. I showed him the video and that thrilled him sufficiently :P
Aug. 18th, 2008 03:51 am (UTC)
It's a really pretty bag to use, and I like that it's just a lens bag. It's not too bulky and it's light. I wish the strap was a little more comfortable though.

It's also a girly bag -- you can change the covers! :D
Aug. 17th, 2008 02:40 pm (UTC)
Hats off for an event well done!! I wasn't there but I saw it on the news, gosh what a massive crowd...
Aug. 17th, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
thanks.! :)
am glad that it went well..the weather was really kind to us!
I thought the crowd was just right..anymore and it would have spilled out into the roads :P
Aug. 18th, 2008 07:49 am (UTC)
saw the news! awesome!! :)
Aug. 18th, 2008 09:11 am (UTC)
Thanks Angelia, the event was very interesting but a little not organised. Should move people more to the tower 1 or the fountain side. Too many of them crowded round the stage. We had a hard time to move out to get to the fountain side which was having a good view and so spacious.

The MC is really entertaining. My daughter and I laughed all the way through with his jokes and actions. And the children were very entertaining too, though they were not "professionals", haha. Kids nowadays, are sooooo cute !

From one of the audiences
Aug. 18th, 2008 09:19 am (UTC)
Hey there :)
Thanks for ur feedback. Most pple will naturally gravitate towards the stage area as that is where most of the 'entertainment' is. Most would be reluctant to move further away. For sat's event, we had 2 groups of audience..one to win the car and the other, to watch spiderman in action. The latter group would be the ones who would be standing around tower 1. I was at tower 1 area (where Alain was climbing) and I wasn't able to see/hear much of what went on on stage.

Yes, Cyril is a fab MC which is why we'd engaged him 2 years in a row. He really knows how to get the crowd going!

Were u there for the car or spiderman or both? :)
Aug. 19th, 2008 02:39 am (UTC)
I was there for spiderman. In fact at the fountain there, we could see the stage and hear the MC well. Anyway, look forward for next event if there is any. Thanks
Aug. 19th, 2008 12:27 am (UTC)
Hei I was there too. actually the crowd was still not too bad but the parking was a nightmare!! We rounded many times in marina Square
Aug. 19th, 2008 10:20 am (UTC)
yeah, that's why in the ad, we advised pple to take public transport instead of driving there..
Aug. 21st, 2008 04:10 pm (UTC)
hi, do you mind adding me as yr lj friend? been following yr blog for a while now :)
Aug. 23rd, 2008 03:27 pm (UTC)
yeah add ahead..
you were the one who took part in the TA contest right :)
Aug. 23rd, 2008 10:01 am (UTC)
just dropping by to say hi cos I finally have my livejournal account!!! so now can leave comment with a 'proper ID'! just to let u know, I am still following your blog :) anyway, spiderman is cool, oh and din know he is from france.
Aug. 23rd, 2008 03:30 pm (UTC)
Hey Rachel..:)

I do drop by ur blog once in a while to look at the cute pics of your kids and get wanderlust!

yeah, spiderman's from france but he admitted to us that he doesn't like to stay home much :P
Aug. 23rd, 2008 04:27 pm (UTC)
yup. you remembered. :)
Jun. 2nd, 2009 05:54 am (UTC)
Spidey was in Sydney too
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