Like it or not. COVID-19 has had a big impact in how companies and Singaporeans alike go about our daily lives. As of 28 March 2020, with reference from MOH. Singapore has 455 active cases and has its DORSCON level at Orange. There has also been many updates thus far with new regulations with an effort to stop the spread of the virus. For companies and businesses, there has been a need to form a first line of defence for patrons and workers entering the building. And as such has resorted to temporary means such as barricades, queue poles, tents and quarantine bays and even temporary toilets to segregate the well and the sick. Lets look at how you can also do your part and also ensure that your working staff does not fall to this virus and also to contain the spread if any.

Portable Tents

portable tent for  screening station

portable tent for screening station

3m x 4.5m temperature taking tent

3m x 4.5m temperature taking tent

A cost effective method that many companies are using is to use portable tents to setup their temperature taking stations. This solutions is much cheaper than the heavy duty tents yet is able to serve its purpose of screening staff and visitors before entering the building. Why most building or business owners do this is to save costs from engaging a disinfecting cleaning service which can often cost thousands in today’s landscape. Not only that, you also minimise the spread and can isolate the unwell before they enter the premise. Portable tents comes in different sizes but the ones we carry is 3m x 3m, 3m x 4.5m, 3m x 6m. When purchasing or renting a portable tent to form your screening station, it is important to check the type of cloth it uses. Most cheaper made portable tents are using 240D oxford cloth which is really thin and not durable. The thickness of the beams should also be considered as it will determine how sturdy the tent will feel. Due to the light weight nature of the tents, they require weights such as water weights or cinder blocks to weigh the tent down.

The portable gazebo tents for screening stations that we use are 1080D oxford cloth which offers much longer durability and has a beam thickness of 1.3mm. We also have water weights that fit perfectly to the tents, ensuring a seamless look.

3m x 6m tents for quarantine

3m x 6m tents for quarantine

Table and Chair Rental

Any screening booth is incomplete without the use of chairs and tables. depending on the duration your staff has to station at the booth, using quality cushion chairs and tables with covers will definitely improve the overall look of your screening booth. Your staff can also store items below the table without it looking messy due to the table cloth. 

Cooling solutions

If the screening is done at the car park or in the open. Your staff will definitely be in the sweltering heat. The use of either industrial standing fans or air coolers will be the affordable solutions in an outdoor setting. Air coolers use water to cool the air down. While not as effective as air-con, it still can produce 3°C-6°C degrees cooler air than the ambient temperature. 

industrial fans for temperature examination

industrial fans for temperature examination

Barricade and Queuing systems

If your building experiences high traffic, using barricades and queue poles to facilitate orderly queuing will definitely play a big park. In addition, queue poles and barricades can be used to block entrances/exit and funnel people towards the entrance. Lesser entrances means less manpower needed to man the stations.

Lighting

Operating at night has its own disadvantages which includes the lack of light. We have high powered flood lights which can illuminate a large area. Alternatively, we also have portable lights that can be used in conjunction with our portable tents. These lights provide good illumination and 8-10hours of use.

 

Wedding tentages…are they really necessary and suitable? Wedding venues in Singapore have been getting more expensive by the year, with almost each year increasing 10% consistently throughout the last 5 years. What used to be a joyous occasion can be a stressful period especially if the couple needs a venue for over 200pax; this can add up to more than 30k depending on which venue you choose. Whats more, most wedding venues have its disadvantages whether be it pillars blocking the view, the type of food the hotel it caters and the location in general. Is there any other alternatives to hold a joyous occasion besides hotels and restaurants?

Tentages has been widely associated with funerals, pasar malam or grassroots events,However, they can much more versatile than that. There are more and more couples opting for wedding tentages due to the flexibility it brings about and the affordable cost compared to restaurants and hotels. In this article, we will go through the steps and also help you with the budgeting aspect of holding a reception using tents.

Timing

Choosing the time of your reception is probably the most critical question, and it can vastly affect the selection of tent available for your reception. Choose a lunch timing and you will be limited to aircon tents due to the heat during the day, choose dinner receptions and your selection just increased to Transparent tent with fairy lights. In most cases, we will definitely recommend dinner settings as the mood will be more relaxed and you won’t have to worry so much about the heat during the day.

Type of tent

 The largest obstacle of any wedding venue will always be the right size and the shape of the tent. Most venues have an odd shape for their halls and if you have too little guests, your venue can look way too large with a feeling of emptiness. For tentages, you can easily customise the tent to your desired size. Whats more, our tentages can be customised such that there are no pillars in the middle which makes for unobstructed view.

unobstructed view all the way

Deciding on the Size of the tent

the maximum pax you can invite is always determined by the venue’s size, most hotels and restaurants have a minimum and maximum pax which they need to observe depending on which hall you use. have 100 pax or lower and it is likely you’ll get one of the smaller banquet sizes at the top floor where the shape of the room is really awkward. Invite too many people and their hall will not be able to squeeze the amount of people you invited. Its a balancing act that you do not need to observe with tentages. You can easily customise the size of tent by the length and breadth. However, you do have to take note of the venue constrains. Some of the more popular wedding locations such as hort park or fort canning park has a size limitation so do take note for that. You can also approach Nparks for more information of the sizing available. For dinner banquets, we always abide by the 15-20 square feet per pax. If you have 200 pax, that means 4000 square feet. While you can go smaller in order to save money, it really depends on the theme and feel you are trying to achieve. 

Accessories

Accessories for the tent is what really brings the look of the tent to a whole new level. For weddings, you usually have two different options. Air conditioned route and the normal fan and air coolers. While Air con tents are much more expensive, its definitely a more comfortable option especially if your theme is formal and everyone is wearing dresses and suits. For Air con tents, you usually are looking to spend about 12k-14k for the tent. This high cost is due to the large generator and the rental of air con systems. If you are looking for a normal tentage, you will be looking at about 5k-8k depending on the other accessories.

Canvas

For this you have 2 different choices: Transparent canvas or white canvas. While white canvas is more traditional, it is definitely a necessity if you are holding a reception during the day. Transparent canvas will trap heat, causing a greenhouse effect.

Transaparent Canvas

Transaparent Canvas A shape tents

Pillar wraps

If you are opting for a white tent, pillar wraps and inner lining is a definite must. It hides the metal galvanized poles, pillars and wiring with a beautiful white cloth throughout the whole tent. Having this option elevates the feel of the tent, making it look more premium. If you are opting for a transparent tent, you won’t need this option as you can use fairy lights to mask the pillars.

Flooring and carpeting

Flooring is a definite must for Wedding events, even if the tent is held on concrete ground. If it rains, the water will still seep in and will make your guests wet. Flooring prevents that by elevating the surface by up to 1 inch. For carpeting, you have the option of either grass carpet or normal carpeting. There are a wide selection of colours that is sure to fit your needs. 

Grass carpet

Grass carpet

Cooling solutions

While Aircon systems are definitely the favoured solution for cooling your guests down, it is much more expensive due to the large generator capacity needed as well as the aircon systems itself. Alternatively, you can opt for air coolers as well as ceiling fans. Air coolers work by using water to cool down the wind that it blows out. While the effectiveness is not on par with air con systems, it can still provide adequate cooling for your guests.

 

Chairs and tables

This goes without saying. You will require tables and chairs to seat your guests. We also have a wide range of tables and chairs for rental that are fit for wedding use. However, do note we do not have items such as table runners or centerpieces. These items can be obtained from your caterer.

 

Conclusion

In summary, The use of tentages for wedding is becoming a trend due to the uniqueness and flexibility you can achieve. They also cost much lower than venues but they require a little more planning as you will need to get your own catering and venue booking. From our experience, you can stand to save more than 5k-10k when compared to a wedding reception at a 4 star/5star equivalent location. If you would like to know more about how to get started you can contact us directly

First off, congratulations on making it through 100 days of parenting. As a parent of a new born baby, there is nothing much that can match the feeling of being a parent and raising your own little one. These are moments that you have to celebrate as a parent and capture these moments. Whether be it a baby shower on your babe’s 100th day, 1st birthday or just a gathering in general, Planning a party for your loved ones doesn’t need to be a stressful affair. 

If you are staying in a public housing estate or landed property, chances are you will need to hold your party at your house or at the multi-purpose hall. The amenities that are provided by the location varies from place to place but you will definitely need some chair and table rental. If you are holding your party during the day, you will definitely need some fans or air coolers to cool your guests down and last and not least, food, drinks and decorations to get the party started.

Here are 3 different budgets you can follow if you are planning a party in 2020 that will not break your wallet. We are focusing on the equipment rental because food selection is usually subjective and everyone has different tastes.

Essentials

$200-$400

For this category, we are focusing on the bare essentials. Designed not to break your wallet, it still achieves your main purpose of getting your guests comfortable for long duration.

For a party of 50-70 pax we will recommend the following

  1. PVC chairs – 50 pieces –$1 each
  2. 4ft round tables (seats about 4-6 pax per table) $4 each
  3. industrial standing fans – 4-6 pieces $35 each
  4. 2ft x 4ft rectangle tables with table cloth (birthday cake table and gifts table) $13 each
  5. Self contained Portable toilet –$100

This entire package will cost from $200-$400 depending on your quantity. Accounting to only $4-$7 per pax.

 

Premium

$400-$800

The Premium category ensures that your guests has a great time while staying pure comfort. The layout is also meant to be absolutely Instagrammable with premium materials and equipment being used. While it will not break the bank, you will be spending about $200-$400 more than the essentials package

  1. Premium chairs
    1. Cushion Chairs – $2.80 each
    2. Tiffany Chairs –$3.50 each
  2. 4ft round tables with table cloth (seats about 4-6 pax per table) $4 each
  3. Air Coolers 4 pieces – $90 each
  4. 2ft x 4ft rectangle tables with table cloth (birthday cake table and gifts table) $13 each
  5. Self contained Portable toilet –$100

This package is meant to impress your guest yet hitting below the $1000 mark for your party. account to about $8-$15 per pax.

 

Exquisite

$800++

The exquisite category is definitely the pinnacle for comfort. Not only is it instagrammable, it will leave a lasting image in your guests’ memories yet not break the bank

  1. Premium chairs
    1. Cushion Chairs with chair covers – $4 each
    2. Tiffany Chairs –$3.50 each
  2. 4ft round tables with table cloth (seats about 4-6 pax per table) $4 each
  3. Air Coolers 4 pieces – $90 each
  4. 2ft x 4ft rectangle tables with table cloth (birthday cake table and gifts table) $13 each
  5. Self contained Portable toilet –$100
  6. Fairy lights (minimum 100m) – $3 per meter
  7. PA system for playing songs/speaking -$250
  8. Cocktail tables with table cloth and tassel –$26 each
  9. Sound technician –$200

This category is not far off from the premium category but just adds simple touches such as decorative pieces such as the fairy lights as well as PA system to play songs to lift the mood. Nothing spoils a party more than awkward silence and just the sound of people chattering and munching on food.

 

We hope this guide helps you to identify the different equipment needed to hold a baby shower at the different price points. All items can be tailored according to your needs and we have almost everything you need to make an event a success. Even if you do not have an shelter, you can rent our portable gazebo tents or heavy duty tents to shelter your guests from the elements.

Portable Gazebo tents with tables and chairs

Portable Gazebo tents with tables and chairs

For more information, please click the WhatsApp button or email us at [email protected] . Our staff will be more than willing to advise you according and help you through this process.

Tables are an essential item in any party, gathering, function or work purpose. They create the mood, the theme and also define the purpose of the event. With so many types of tables in the market for rental, how does one decide on the type and size? We hope through this post we can help you in your decision making process in your table rental.

Our tables come in generally 3 different shapes; Round, Rectangular and Square, all our tables are GS type which means the legs are attached to the table base. This makes the tables very stable and means it can withstand heavy weights on it when compared to the alternative, scissor leg tables.

Round tables

Perhaps the longest standing shape around, round tables are an quintessential shape for any gathering or party.They allow all patrons to sit in view of one another, creating a comfortable atmosphere and probably the most effective way to sit the most people. In our catalog, we have a few sizes and fitment recommendations

  • 4ft round tables can usually fit between 4-6 pax comfortably. They are roughly the size as the coffee shop tables which makes it great for small groups of people or family sitting.
  • 4.5ft round tables fits 6-8 pax comfortably. probably the best inbetween for larger groups without feeling like the table is too large.
  • 5ft round tables fir 8-10 pax. These tables are the banquet size tables which you normally see for wedding dinners

Table cloth

Table cloths and accessories placed on the tables can change the mood and feel of the event completely, and the absence of these items can make the event feel cheap or bland. To add a little flare to the event, simply dressing the tables with one of our wide selection of table cloths can bring your event to a whole new level. Whats more, our table cloth has a beautiful sheen which adds to the exquisiteness unlike ordinary table cloths.
Our table cloths come in the following colours:

  1. White
  2. Black
  3. Royal Blue
  4. Wine Red
  5. Champagne Yellow

Square Tables

3ft square table

well known in the industry as the perfect cafe table, square tables are great at utilizing space due to its straight lines and shape. Our square tables come in only one size:

  • 3ft – Fits 4 pax comfortably

While you might be able to squeeze additional people at corners, we won’t recommend that.If you are looking to make a long banquet table, square tables are also a perfect solution. You can also add long table cloths to complete the look for a perfect wedding dinner.

Table Cloth

Our table cloth selection for our square tables comes with skirting that covers the legs of the table. It comes in 3 different colours:

  • Red
  • Blue
  • Black

Rectangle Tables

2ft x 6ft gs table 2ft x 4ft gs table

Although rectangle tables are not as effective as the other shapes in seating people, they are extremely useful for other purposes. Whether is it as a reception table to welcome guests, hold food for a buffet line, form a table for prize presentation, display items for sale or to combine the tables to form a long banquet table, rectangle tables are versatile and can be used in multiple scenarios. Our rectangle table comes in 2 different sizes:

2ft x 4ft – seats 2 per long side

2ft x 6ft – seats 2-3 per long side

Table Cloth

To suit more events, our table cloth comes in two different variations:

  • Spandex Cloth
    • White
    • Black
  • table cloth with skirting
    • Red
    • Blue
    • Black

Cocktail Table/Coffee Table

2ft cocktail table 110cm high

cocktail tables or coffee tables are great for small settings where space is not that abundant or when there are smaller groups of people. They can be used to serve a standing crowd or to hold canapes or finger food.

Our cocktail table /coffee table comes in two different heights, a standing height which is at 110cm or a normal table height at 75cm. Our cocktail table is also weather resistant which means it can be used for outdoor settings.

Table cloth

Our cocktail tables come in white or black table cloths and we use a tassel to neaten and tie up the look.

Conclusion

With a clear use and function for each shape and sized tables, we hope its much clearer to choose tables for your special event. Don’t forget to take a look at chairs as well to complete your event.