The Singapore Expo is the largest convention and trade exhibition venue in Singapore and is the most highly and completely equipped center in all of Asia. It was first built in 1997 and was officially opened in 1999. Due to its remote location as compared to the old Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Center (also known as Suntec Convention and Exhibition Center) and the untimely Asian Financial Crisis, the halls turned out to be under utilized during the first few years.
With the opening of the Expo MRT station in January of 2001 however, the venue was given a positive boost and by 2003, the demand for a larger exhibition space prodded the Singapore Expo to then push through with its expansion plans. To its already 60,000 sqm area, another 40,000 sqm expansion was added.
To date, the Expo center is composed of ten large multipurpose halls that are 10,000 square meters in floor area per hall and are interlinked to be able to provide a total of 100,000 square meters of column free indoor space.
The venue also has ten conference halls that have a size range from 89 to 844 square meters per hall, which can accommodate some around 150 to 1,000 guests. There are also small meeting rooms available that can seat around 15 to 125 people at a time. For outdoor needs, the fairgrounds have 10,000 square meter open-air area suited for outdoor events. It has a car park that can accommodate 2,200 vehicles that can also be converted to a 25,000 square meter outdoor exhibition space.
The Singapore Expo hosts more than 600 events yearly and attracts more than 9 million visitors including church goers who attend weekly church services at the exhibition hall. The Megatex, which is the most complete and has the widest area in CE and IT, showcases its latest products and innovations at the Singapore Expo.