A little background on the topic, I'm currently 18 and living in Singapore and there's only 2 powerlifting associations here(IPF and GPA). The registration cost for a meet usually range from somewhere around $100-$200 and that's a little costly. I've read on T-Nation that you should compete in a meet as soon as you can so you can garner valuable experience and meet like minded people.
What should I do since I can't really afford to participate in such meets? On a side note, am I the only one who think its ridiculous that a powerlifting(not exactly a big money making sport) meet registration fee can go as high as $200?