Archive for November 2013

Orchard Road Christmas Lights 2013

It is a tradition for Orchard Road to be decorated with beautiful lights during the festive season. This year is no exception. Orchard road is transformed into an enchanting winter wonderland of twinkling starts and sparkling diamonds. Themed Christmas on A Great Street, the Christmas lights along Orchard Road will be turned on from 23 November 2013 till 5 January 2014.


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Samsung launched exclusive art cover collection in Singapore

Samsung is launching an Art Cover collection exclusively for its GALAXY devices in partnership with Southeast Asia’s leading artists.

Samsung has collaborated with 19 renowned artists throughout Southeast Asia to develop this distinct line of lively and expressive GALAXY covers, including Singapore’s very own MessyMsxi, Anngee, Ben Qwek, Fleecircus, Eeshaun and Keith Nakamura. They span various themes such as illustration, whimsical, graffiti street art, vintage, pop art – each reflecting the artist’s personal styles and stories. More artists are slated in the upcoming weeks.


To further empower consumers who want to express their creativity, Samsung will be launching a new service in mid-December that enables GALAXY users to create their very own personalized Art Covers. To do this, users just need to upload their favourite digital photographs or sketches onto the Samsung Art Cover website or mobile application, select the desired device cover and the personalized Art Cover will be delivered right to their doorsteps.

Samsung’s Art Cover collection will be available for GALAXY S III, GALAXY S4 With LTE, GALAXY Note II LTE and GALAXY Note 3 from US$24.95 to US$29.95 while the personalized Art Covers start at US$29.95 to US$34.95. Free shipping is included for all purchases. The Samsung Art Cover mobile application can be downloaded at Samsung Apps or Google Play from 1 December 2013. From now till 15 December 2013, users can enjoy 10 percent off all Art Covers when they enter the promotion code SACD10001.

#JumpwithSony Instagram Challenge

Want to win a Sony SmartWatch 2? Simply take a photo of a jump shot and upload to Instagram and the most creative post win. It can be yourself and/or your friends. You can even do it with your pet so long as you don’t harm them.

What is a jump shot? Something like these.



Remember to hashtag #JumpWithSony and #SGXperiaZ1 in order to qualify. All entries submitted will be judged based on the level of creativity of both the image captured as well as its caption, and all winners will be notified and announced on 18 December 2013 via Sony Mobile SG Facebook Page.

Canon’s Cinema EOS C300 honored with Design for Asia Silver Award

Canon’s Cinema EOS C300 professional cinema camera was recognized for design excellence by the Hong Kong Design Centre with the 2013 Design for Asia (DFA) Silver Award.


The EOS C300, launched in January 2012, was chosen from approximately 970 entries representing designs that were launched between January 1, 2011 and July 31, 2013 in one or more Asian markets.

The DFA Silver Award is the latest in a string of achievements for Canon’s professional cinema camera. The EOS C300 was also selected as a finalist for an International Design Excellence Award (USA). This is in addition to other prestigious industry awards including the iF design award (Germany), a Good Design Award (Japan), and a Machine Design Award (Japan).

ACRA issues alert against “Singapore Company Register”

An entity calling itself “Singapore Company Register” has been emailing or writing to companies requesting them to verify their company details with it. The letter or email also claims that companies which fail to do so, will have their information deleted from the ‘Singaporean Company Register database’ within a week of the date of the notice.


The Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) said in a statement that it has no links whatsoever to this entity and is currently investigating this matter.

Companies are not obliged to provide details to the Singapore Company Register. Those who need to update their records with ACRA, should do so through ACRA’s online filing and information retrieval system.

I did a quick check on Singapore Company Register and it seems like they are doing a public Singapore company database. The only problem is that there is an S$490 annual fee.


So be careful when you received a letter from Singapore Company Register. They are not related to ACRA. You are not obliged to provide details to them. And there is a S$490 annual fee if you register. Be warned.