Archive for April 2013

Changing my NS45 vouchers to Capital Malls vouchers

I’m actually surprised that a lot of people didn’t know the great benefits of the NS45 vouchers. You can use the NS45 vouchers at participating outlets like Newstead, NuBox, Fish & Co, K Box, Cathay, NTUC Fairprice etc etc.

I’ve been telling a lot of people that the best way to use the NS45 vouchers is to exchange them for Capital Malls vouchers. Capital Malls vouchers can be used more than 2,000 stores across 16 malls in Singapore. And for a geek like me, the best part about the Capital Malls vouchers is that it can be used in Funan DigitaLife Mall. Yes, the geek paradise.

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All you need to do is to bring your NS45 vouchers to the Customer Service Counter to exchange for the Capital Malls vouchers. Remember to bring your NRIC along. The vouchers are valid for 1 year so you can take your time to slowly decide what to buy.

And hey, I did put the Capital Malls vouchers in good use. I used it to buy Up by Jawbone to monitor my fitness and health. Need to top up some money but still a good deal. Now, time to book my IPT.

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If you are not a geek, the Capital Malls vouchers can be used in other shopping centre like ION Orchard, Plaza Sing, Bugis+, JCube, Junction 8 etc etc. Personally I think this is the best way to use the NS45 vouchers. Thank you Zheng Hu for the $80 NS45 vouchers.

How did you spend your NS45 vouchers?

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Lens – World’s First Constant f/1.8 Zoom Lens

Sigma surprised the world by releasing the first constant f/1.8 zoom lens, the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Art lens.

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The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 lens is a wide aperture zoom created for DSLR cameras with APS-C size sensors. On a 1.6 crop sensor it’ll be the equivalent of a 28.8-56mm f/1.8 lens. The focal length makes the lens perfect for landscapes, portraits, wedding, studio, close-up and street photography.

A fixed f/1.8 aperture on a zoom lens is something unheard of. Most zoom lens from Canon and Nikon has a fixed aperture of f/2.8. This new Sigma lens offer more than a stop of extra light. I think it will be great for achieving bokeh effect while at the same time still offer some zoom capability.

The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 will be available in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts. No news on the price or availability date. Personally, I’m hoping that it won’t be too expensive. This would be a good lens to have in the bag.

First ASUS concept store in Singapore

Looking for a ASUS Laptop? Checkout the first ASUS concept store in Singapore located at Sim Lim Square.

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The 550 square feet store features a Zen-inspired interior and carries the entire range of ASUS’s latest products, such as ultrabooks, notebooks and tablets.

Newstead Technologies has been appointed to run the ASUS concept store. This is Newstead Technologies’ ninth single-brand concept store. Newstead Technologies also manages over 45 retail outlets and concept stores islandwide, including Nubox, Digital Style and tech@vogue.

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Address: Sim Lim Square, #01-52, 1 Rochor Canal Road, Singapore 188504
Opening Hours: 11am – 8pm (Tuesday to Sunday), 11am – 7pm (Monday)

SanDisk Cruzer Orbit USB flash drive

SanDisk recently announced the new Cruzer Orbit USB flash drive, a versatile and stylish USB flash drive designed with a 360-degree swivel . The drive gives user the storage they need to carry digital content with them wherever they go, transfer files quickly and do so with style.

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Combining swivel design with pocket-sized portability, the Cruzer Orbit USB flash drive offers an easy and convenient way to store, transfer, and share your data. This flash drive features a protective cover that rotates to shield the USB connector from damage when it’s not in use. The compact form factor makes it ideal for users who need easy, portable access to their most important files.

The Cruzer Orbit USB Flash Drive comes with SanDisk SecureAccess software which allows user to create a password-protected folder for sensitive files. Users can share their media and USB flash drive while protecting private documents from unwanted access. The Cruzer Orbit USB flash drive also offers online storage and backup. This convenient and secure cloud storage service allows remote access to online data anytime, anywhere from any web browser.

The Cruzer Orbit USB Flash Drive is available in Singapore at S$9, S$11, S$17 and S$32 for 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB storage. Wow. S$32 for 32GB flash drive. Quite a good offer.

Yellow Ribbon Project logo design contest

Yellow Ribbon Project is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year. Since 2004, Yellow Ribbon Project have been championing “Second Chances” for ex-offenders / offenders in Singapore.

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The organisation is currently inviting schools and the general public to submit their creative designs for Yellow Ribbon 10th anniversary logo. The 3 most creative logo designs will receive a token of appreciation.

For more details, download the documents via Dropbox. You can email your designs in .jpeg format to yellow_ribbon_proj@yahoo.com.sg. Closing date is 23 April 2013, 12 Midnight. (Oops. I know this blog entry is a bit late. SORRY!)

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