Archive for July 2013

My Singapore 2013: “Shine Singapore” Charity Fund Raising Concert

My Singapore 2013: “Shine Singapore” Charity Fund Raising Concert will be happening on 6 August 2013 at Esplanade Concert Hall.

The My Singapore project has been on-going for three years now. The movement was started in 2011 by Lorraine Tan 陈莉心 with the aim of spreading kindness and encouraging fellow Singaporeans to do goodness in ways that they can to help the less fortunate as we celebrate Singapore’s national day. Every year, an original song will be composed and sung by Lorraine as she carries out the donation drive with a group of volunteers.

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Besides performance by Lorraine Tan, sensation, Shin Min Chul from T-max, to make a guest appearance and sing a duet with Lorraine Tan, as well as a solo piece.

My Singapore 2013: “Shine Singapore” Charity Fund Raising Concert
Date: 6 August 2013
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall

CapitaLand Hope Foundation has come onboard this year as the Presenting Charity Sponsor and the chosen beneficiary of this project is the Straits Times’ School Pocket Money Fund.

1 in every 5 cars meet with accidents yearly according to Aviva

Here are some interesting motor claims statistics from Aviva. 1 in every 5 cars insured by Aviva meet with accidents yearly.

The top 10 accident-prone roads are: Bukit Timah Road, Upper Serangoon Road, Thomson Road, Upper Thomson Road, Braddell Road, Clementi Road, Yio Chu Kang Road, Lornie Road, Alexandra Road and Balestier Road.

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But I have to disagree on the part that females are not worse drivers. You see, there are generally more male drivers on the road. So if it is an equal split, there should be more claims from the male side. Right? Hee hee.

5 specially designed “The Phantom of the Opera”-themed Canon PowerShot N to be auctioned for charity

Canon Singapore is having a fund-raising initiative in partnership with MediaCorp for the Singapore Cancer Society (SCS). As the presenting sponsor of The Phantom of the Opera that is now showing at MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, Canon Singapore will be auctioning off 5 specially designed “The Phantom of the Opera”-themed PowerShot N. The auction will be run on air over 12 MediaCorp Radio stations as part of its annual ‘Making a Difference’ charity campaign.

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Each of the unique compact cameras will come with an exclusive packaging and limited edition of The Phantom of the Opera premiums featuring autographs by the talented cast of the musical. Bidding starts at S$200.00. Interested parties are encouraged to email their offer to meevents@mediacorp.com.sg by 30 August 2013. Visit the website for more information.

In addition to the auction, Canon will also be donating all proceeds from the sale of photo prints from the photo booth located outside the MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands during the entire 7-week production of the musical to the Singapore Cancer Society.

Battlefield 4 set in Singapore, Shanghai and Azerbaijan

Exciting news for all Battlefield fans in Singapore. EA recently reveled that one of the campaigns in the upcoming Battlefield 4 will take place in Singapore, Shanghai and Azerbaijan. Yeap, you heard me right. Singapore.

With communications dead, the Valkyrie sets course for Singapore to rendezvous with the USS Titan and the 7th US carrier group at their last known position. As you reach Singapore you are shocked to find a horrific scene of fire and mayhem. The flagship is sunk and its fleet is eradicated, and from this point on nothing is certain.

Battlefield 4 will be released on 29 October 2013 for Windows PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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SanDisk Extreme microSDHC and microSDXC memory cards

More and more people are taking photos and videos using their smartphones and tablets. SanDisk recently announced the SanDisk Extreme microSDHC and microSDXC UHS-I memory cards that is ideal for those who want fast expanded memory for their smartphones, tablets and cameras.

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The microSDXC card is equipped with the fastest speeds available on the market, with up to 80MB/sec read and up to 50MB/sec write speeds, allowing faster shot-to- shot performance, rapid data transfer, fast action photography, continuous burst mode and quick file transfers. Additionally, this memory card is an ideal choice for Android powered devices with 64GB of capacity, providing an instant storage upgrade for capturing and keeping data.

Also compatible with the latest cameras and sport/action Full HD camcorders, the card’s extreme speed allows users to capture amazing pictures and videos. The card’s UHS Speed Class 1 (U1) and Speed Class 10 video recording ratings ensure users will enjoy higher performance than ordinary memory cards can deliver for Full HD and even 4K HD video recording and playback.

The SanDisk Extreme microSDHC and microSDXC UHS-I cards are also built for and tested in harsh conditions. They are waterproof, shockproof and resist x-rays.

SanDisk Extreme microSDHC and microSDXC cards are available in Singapore now in 16GB to 64GB capacities retailing at S$35 to S$135.