I think it's pretty amazing. The organizers of this December's Singapore Marathon targetted 18,000 participants (not all for the full distance) for this year's race and as of mid October, they're just 1,000 entries away from realizing this! The other improvements to this year's event could be the expanded expo at the Level 6 of the Suntec Convention Centre, which now includes a Marathon Village (that sounds more like it!) which hopefully will resemble the ones of the other major marathons in the world and other themed areas. Number collections will open from Thurs Dec 1st to Sat Dec 3rd 11am to 7pm. More info of the bib collection are available here.
The organizers have also published a list of goodies the runners will be receiving. The picture below shows last year's items but I also expect this year's to be slightly better.
So shake off your lethargy and continue to train hard for this race. You can always rest and recover during the tapering period. By being prepared, we'll all enjoy the morning of Dec 4th rather than suffer! The atmosphere is something we don't wanna miss. If you've not registered, be among the last 1,000 to do so at the official website. See you on the roads!