SINGAPORE, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- The Singapore Gifts and Stationery Show 2010 opened here on Wednesday to showcase stylish gifts, new trends and ideas for gifts, premiums and stationery.
The three-day show, which integrates buyers, marketers, entrepreneurs and industry gurus, will feature over 200 booths with hundreds of products by 146 companies, covering an exhibition area of almost 4,500 square meters.
Gifts at the show include hi-tech, environmentally friendly, traditional, eclectic, and gifts created by the socially disadvantaged.
In an effort to nurture creative talent, the show organized a design competition, "Gifts and Premiums for the Mordern and Happy Office," aimed at developing creativity in gift design among students in local institution.
Cheng Siew Ming from the National University of Singapore won the top prize in the competition. Her design, named "Momo", encourages office employees who work long hours in front of computers to take regular breaks to rest their eyes.
Alvin Yong from "Clay Street" brings a collection of ceramic mugs which are handcrafted and co-created by visually impaired potters and volunteers. "We hope these visually impaired people can have basic pottery skills, which will give them a bold vision to express themselves through art form," Yong said.
The organizer of the show aims to hit the target visitor mark of 9,000, and increase of 12 percent from the previous year. And over 3,000 visitors have already signed up at the show.