Having shot the ABL matches at the Satria Muda BritAma arena in Jakarta, the Brunei indoor stadium and very recently, the Singapore indoor stadium (this post) I conclude that the Singapore venue is the fairest of them all (basing additionally on players opinion about the rest of the venues they have played at). By fairest, I refer to the quality and intensity of illumination. It is simply awe-inspiring and you have to be there to feel it.
The Singapore Indoor Stadium is an air-conditioned, multi-purpose sports and entertainment facility designed by internationally acclaimed architect Kenzo Tange. Built at a cost of S$90 million, its unique, ultra-modern design features an eye-catching roof that reflects traditional Asian cultural values. The two sides of the futuristic roof structure intersect to form the Chinese character for the lucky number eight. At its apex, the roof soars to an impressive forty metres, making it one of the tallest single-storey buildings in Singapore. — Sportshub
“It is a win but it is a really ugly win. We are very sloppy throughout the whole 40 minutes and I am very disappointed with the team’s performance, especially in terms of the defensive end. In the fourth quarter, I told them that if they wanted to win, they needed to box out and prevent our opponents from getting the offensive rebounds. We were outrebounded throughout the game. Without rebounds, we can’t run and we are a running team,” said Neo Beng Siang, head coach of the Slingers. — Red Sports
One of a number of photographers I met at the indoor stadium coveing the event was Red Sports photographer, Vanessa Lim who caught this decisive moment when Slingers Marcus Skinner went for a layup while Barracudas Bryan Faundo attempted a block. Check out this coincidental moment Vanessa and I caught from opposite ends of the court.
On our way to Kuala Lumpur from Singapore, we flew on an AirAsia plane that features the ASEAN Basketball League and ABL team logos!