Archive for January 2014

Inaugural fun race at the 12 Singapore Canoe Marathon raises S$40,000 for the para-canoeing community

The 12th Singapore Canoe Marathon took place at Punggol Waterway on 12 January 2014 attracted over 100 participants of all ages and raised S$40,000 for the para- canoeing community.

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Organised for the first time in the heartlands at Anchorvale Community Club since its inception in 1999. Co-organisers Singapore Canoe Federation (SCF) and People’s Association (PA) Water-Venture also organised try-out sessions along the Punggol Waterway for the community to learn the sport from Team Singapore athletes and bond with families and friends at the same time.

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In a strong show of support towards the para-canoeing community, the event saw Mr Tan Chuan Jin, Acting Minister for Manpower and Adviser to Marine Parade GRC Grassroots Organisations, Mr Desmond Lee, Minister of State for National Development and Adviser to the SCF and Jurong GRC Grassroots Organisations, and Mr Nicholas Fang, Nominated Member of Parliament, teaming up with an athlete each from Team Singapore Canoeing and staff from the PA to paddle a total of 40km for a good cause. For every metre paddled by them, a group of donors pledged a dollar to fund the development of a para-canoeing programme which will be administered by the SCF. This programme will enable athletes with physical disabilities to enjoy the sport by sponsoring the purchase of their equipment such as specially modified kayaks.

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On top of the fun race and the public try-outs, a total of 600 participants also took part in the one day canoeing competition across four different categories. For more information on the winners of the 2014 Singapore Canoe Marathon, visit

Bringing Boeing Home with SilkAir

The pilot’s seat is open onboard SilkAir’s first Boeing 737-800. Well, at least the virtual one. SilkAir is calling out to all passionate fans and aviation lovers to put on the pilot’s cap and play a part in bringing its newest aircraft back home. Hosted in celebration of SilkAir’s 25th Anniversary, ‘Bringing Boeing Home with SilkAir’ is Asia’s first 25-hour flight simulator event that commemorates the Airline taking delivery of the first aircraft in its new fleet of 54 Boeing 737s in early February 2014.


To be held at Flight Experience at the Singapore Flyer, the event offers up to 150 participants the unique experience of virtually flying the Boeing 737-800 from the Renton factory in Seattle to Singapore’s Changi Airport, right from the captain’s seat. Emulating the aircraft’s actual flight path, the 25-hour simulation will involve stop-overs at three locations including Honolulu, Majuro and Guam, with participants working in pairs to take on the piloting of an assigned portion of the route.

Participants will receive a certificate to commemorate this event, enter a lucky draw for tickets to an exciting SilkAir destination and receive special limited edition memorabilia from SilkAir. A Landing Party for both participants and members of the public will also be hosted, with attendees being treated to a series of fun-filled activities.

For an opportunity to be selected as one of the 150 participants of ‘Bringing Boeing Home with SilkAir’, simply visit SilkAir Facebook page and share why you want to be part of this historic delivery event. Only one entry per person will be considered and submissions close on 26 January 2014, 2359hrs. Selected participants will be notified on the first week of February via phone/email.

39th Singapore Youth Award Open For Nominations

The Singapore Youth Award is calling for nominations from now until 21 February 2014. Do you have a friend that’s always been a shining role model to the community?

Criteria for nominations include:
– Nominee’s excellence in their field of endeavor
– Nominee’s significant contribution to community
– Nominee’s contribution to the prestige of the nation
– Extent to which nominee is an inspiration and/or role model to other youths

If you know of this person, he/she deserves the highest youth accolade in Singapore! Nominations and more details can be found on the award website. Hurry, nominations close on 21 February 2014.


GoPro wins Emmy for Inexpensive Small Rugged HD Camcorders.

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented GoPro with the 2013 Technology and Engineering Emmy Award for Inexpensive Small Rugged HD Camcorders. GoPro Founder and CEO, Nicholas Woodman, accepted the Emmy on behalf of the company at a ceremony held in Las Vegas on 9 January 2014.


The Emmy Award recognizes the mark GoPro has made in the professional video production industry. Previous winners of this award included companies like Canon, Sony, Apple, Dolby, and Panasonic.

And if you ever wonder how does it look to win an Emmy, check out this video.

The Reunion Dinner (回家過年) by Anthony Chen

Chinese New Year is less than 2 weeks away. Here’s a heart warming short film by award winning director Anthony Chen.