Future Music Festival Asia 2015


Holy EDM! The Future Music Festival Asia 2015 will be going on this year, but this time in Singapore. The event would be held here in Malaysia but after a terrible tragedy that happened at the FMFA in Malaysia where a number of festival goers died of an overdose, the government banned all private EDM festivals and concerts in Malaysia.

Update 8 March 2015:
Future Music Festival Asia has been cancelled, after its organisers failed to obtain a licence to run the show.
The festival was scheduled to be held this Friday (Mar 13) and Saturday at Changi Exhibition Centre.
The Future Music Festival Asia 2015 or #FMFA2015 will be taking place from 13-14 March at the Changi Exhibition Centre located at Changi Coast Road in Singapore. This is the biggest exhibition venue in Singapore, so you better start your bookings for tickets, flights, hotels and transport there. 

#FMFA2015
A scene at the Future Music Festival Asia - Image from Livescape Asia
This time around, super big names from the EDM scene will be performing, not only the current popular DJs but also some old school pioneers like Fatboy Slim, Public Enemy (They're still around!), Prodigy and Godfather of 70's Electronic, Giorgio Moroder! 

I bet you that most reading this have no clue on to who Giorgio Moroder is.... I swear that he is one of the most amazing electronic musicians I have come across from the 70s & 80s and is still kicking it now.

Avicii FMFA 2015
Avicii on the decks - Image by Musicrowgirl
FMFA 2015 Performers Line Up List

International DJ's and Artist

○ Avicii
○ The Prodigy
○ New World Punk
○ Giorgio Moroder
○ Sander Van Doorn
○ Afrojack
○ Fatboy Slim  
○ Ferry Corsten
○ Knife Party
○ Markus Schulz
○ Public Enemy
○ Art Department
○ Bassjackers
○ Blasterjaxx
○ Darude
○ Example
○ Gorgon City
○ Nero
○ Protoculture
○ Robin Schulz
○ Sigma
○ Tenishia
○ Timmy Trumpet
○ Tchami

Giorgio Moroder FMFA 2015
The Legend, Giorgio Moroder Spinning - Image from Billboard
Regional DJs and Artist

○ Goldfish & Blink (Malaysia)
○ Bottlesmoker (Indonesia)
○ Budculture (Malaysia)
○ Dangerdisko (Malaysia)
○ DJ Andrew (Singapore)
○ Glen Check (Korea)
○ H3 (Malaysia)
○ LTN (Indonesia)
○ Mr Nasty & GuruGuru (Malaysia)
○ Nez (Singapore)
○ Rah (Singapore)
○ Terrence C (Malaysia)
○ Ya5th (Singapore)

Future Music Fest 2015
The last FMFA 2014 in Malaysia on Day 2 - Image from Livescape
Future Music Festival Asia 2015 Tickets

Single day general ticket for DAY 1, March 13 is available at S$178 while the general weekend pass for both days is S$208. There is no SINGLE DAY GENERAL TICKET for DAY 2, March 14.

VIP tickets will are available at S$388, which includes passes for both festival days. VIP tickets are only available via Galactix Asia. All prices exclude the ticketing fee, which is S$4 per ticket.

SGD 178
2nd Release SOLD OUT currently on 3rd Release SGD 178. General admission to FMFA15 DAY 1 (March 13) only.

SGD 208
2nd Release – until sold out (3rd Release SGD228) General admission to FMFA15 DAY 1 (March 13) & DAY 2 (March 14). Your immersive pass to our 8-bit Emoji Weekend Magical Music Playground

SGD 388
The ultimate festival experience. See and be seen. Priority entry into the festival + Air conditioned area + Viewing Decks looking down on 2 stages + Bottle & table service + Private toilets and other amenities. *Benefits are subject to change without prior notice

SGD 1040 (6 PAX)
Round up 6 to attend the festival, and purchase 6 tickets for the price of 5. What are you waiting for? Gather your friends, form your own FMFA Groupie & enjoy up to 20% savings.
*Valid only for Weekend passes
**While stocks last.

For more detailed information, you are advised to visit the official Future Music Festival Asia 2015 website. You can get profiles of the artist and DJ's plus heaps of other general information about the EDM Festival in Singapore.

JB Singapore Causeway
Johor Singapore Causeway
Traveling to Singapore

As for Malaysians traveling to Singapore, you should know that there are various ways of getting there. Many would opt for car pooling as it would be more fun going in a group and doing some sightseeing along the way. Yes, making that stop in Melaka for some awesome food! The fastest is of course by flights and for the first timers traveling to Singapore, here is a rundown;

Flights to Singapore

KL-Singapore via KLIA and KLIA2: AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines, JetStar
KL-Singapore via Subang SkyPark Terminal: FireFly, Malindo Air
KL-Senai Airport Johor: AirAsia

Buses to Singapore

KL-Singapore: Aeroline, First Coach, Super Nice, Five Star plus many other bus companies. However, I would recommend using the Aeroline Bus to Singapore. Reason is because you can catch your bus from either from KL, One Utama or Sunway and the buses are super cool! 

Trains to Singapore

KL-Singapore: Train 13 Express Sinaran - Dep 8.30am Arr 4.30pm Woodlands CIQ.
KL-Singapore: Train 25 Senandung Sutera - Dep 10.30pm Arr 7.30am Woodlands CIQ
Trains here depart from KL Sentral Station
Buy your tickets from KTM Malaysia Trains


Singapore Customs
Welcoming you into Singapore
Driving into Singapore

It takes around 4-5 hours easy drive to Singapore from Kuala Lumpur. However, it is recommended that you arrive at the Johor CIQ before any rush or peak hour to have a faster custom clearance. Remember to follow the import law of Singapore. Only one opened pack of cigarettes is allowed, otherwise you will be fined heavily!

There are two entrances into Singapore, the JB CIQ (Original way) or Woodlands Entrance and also the Tuas Checkpoint (New Way). However, it is nearer from the JB CIQ to Changi. The Tuas Checkpoint is exactly on the other end of the island republic. 

AutoPass Card Singapore
AutoPass Card Singapore
At the Singapore CIQ, you will need to apply for the AutoPass Card for your car. The Autopass Card is a customised stored-value card issued to foreign-registered vehicles.

It serves as an electronic vehicle entry permit where can be used to pay for:
→ Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) fees
→ Toll charges
→ Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) fees on priced roads
→ Car park fees in car parks that accept the card

You can buy an Autopass Card at the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) Toll office at Tuas Checkpoint or Woodlands Checkpoint when you drive the foreign-registered vehicle into Singapore. You will need to present:
→ a completed application form
→ a valid road tax disc
→ a valid vehicle insurance certificate

The card costs S$10 – this includes a pre-loaded cash value of S$4 and a non-refundable card cost of S$6. Please note that Only Singapore Currency is accepted for payment.

Walking into Singapore

Hey, I had to do this as there are people in Johor Baharu that will walk across the CIQ complex into Singapore and then use public transport! Generally, there are those who will drive to JB and park there before taking the causeway bus across into Singapore. I did that once, kinda cool if you ask me. 

How to go to Changi Exhibition Centre

The best way is to take public transport here as there are many options available. Trains to the airport then taxi there or a taxi straight there. For those driving, use the map below or punch in your GPS or Waze.

FMFA 2015 at Changi Exhibition Centre Map 

Hotels in Singapore

I need not go into detail about this as there are thousands of hotels all over Singapore. However, the trick is to get one near a MRT station for convenience. For the budget conscious, you should look at budget hotels or guesthouses out of the main city areas, alternatively, you can also stay in JB and cross over. If you do stay here, you can explore by checking out the things to do in Johor.

Those heading for the FMFA 2015, I hope you have a great time there and be safe as always! Please keep away from the drugs as you know the Singapore Law is doubly strict there. I would really love to attend this but due to a clashing date event, I am going to miss the Future Music Festival Asia 2015. 

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