Archive for February 2014

3rd Guards Battalion Weapons Presentation Ceremony

15 February is Total Defence Day. It is the day that Lieutenant-General Arthur Percival formally surrendered Singapore to Japan 72 years ago. To commemorate this day, the Singapore Armed Forces held a Weapon Presentation Ceremony at the War Memorial Park for the new recruits of 3rd Battalion, Singapore Guards.

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The weapon presentation is usually held within the first few weeks of Basic Military Training, and is a symbolic first step for a recruit in becoming a soldier of the SAF. The ceremony is usually held in SAF camps or at a place of historical significance.

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The War Memorial Park has been selected by the unit as the location for their Weapons Presentation Ceremony because it was constructed to remember civilians of all races who were victims of World War II. This location will remind the soldiers that what they do in training is for the ultimate purpose of defending Singapore. It will also remind them of the importance of the SAF and their role as National Servicemen.

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I, hereby swear before this Flag, that I will be brave, honourable, disciplined, vigilant, and I will take good care of my rifle, at all times!

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At the ceremony, the recruits reaffirm their resolve to defend Singapore with their live.

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“Singaporeans must never again allow what is ours to be taken away.” – LTC Joseph Lin, CO of 3rd Guards Battalion

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Starbucks opens 100th store in Singapre

Starbucks Coffee Company opened its 100th store in Singapore on Friday. Located at the iconic Fullerton Waterboat House, it is the biggest fully air-conditioned store in Singapore with a sitting capacity of 180. It also feature the first dedicated Starbucks Slow Bar Coffee Experience in Singapore using either one of the three manual brew methods: Coffee Press, Pour Over and Chemex.

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The Fullerton Waterboat House Starbucks is also the first store in Singapore to collaborate with the Autism Resource Center (ARC) Employability and Employment Center (E2C) to train people with autism and equip them with skills necessary for purposeful employment. Through this collaboration, the store has hired six partners from ARC’s program as part of a long-term commitment to work with ARC to train people with autism and equip them with skills necessary for purposeful employment.

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To celebrate this alliance and Starbuck’s commitment to give back to the local community, a community wall has been dedicated to raise the autism awareness and showcase the talents of people with autism. Two special Starbucks tumblers designed by a student at Pathlight School will be sold exclusively at the Starbucks 100th store with $5 from the sales of each tumbler going to fund the ARC’s efforts.

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The Starbucks Fullerton Waterboat House store is open daily from 8am to 11 pm, with extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays until midnight. The store is located at 3 Fullerton Road, Street Level, The Fullerton Waterboat House, Singapore 049215.

Atlas Sound & Vision Moving Out Sale!

Calling all audiophiles! Atlas Sound & Vision at Triple One Somerset is having a moving out sale this weekend! Everything must go.

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RSAF45 at Singapore Airshow 2014

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) is celebrating its 45th anniversary at the Singapore Airshow 2014 (SA14) from 11 to 16 February 2014 at the Changi Exhibition Centre.

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RSAF45@SA features an RSAF Pavilion that will allow visitors to get to know the RSAF’s transformation, as well as the operational excellence and professionalism of the 3rd Generation RSAF. Aviation enthusiasts can look forward to the 17 types of aircraft and weapon systems on display. Key highlights of the static display include the F-15SG, G550-AEW, SPYDER Air Defence System as well as the Heron 1 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and Hermes 450 UAV.

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DSLR Sensor Gel Stick

Saw this interesting product on YouTube. It’s a Gel Stick for cleaning your DSLR sensor. Unlike other cleaning product, the Sensor Gel Stick does not use liquid or compress air to clean your sensor. It uses a special gel that pull the dust or dirt off your DSLR sensor when you stick it on the surface. The gel does not leave any residue on the sensor.

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The best part is that the Gel Stick can be reused over and over again. You can easily clean the Sensor Gel Stick using the adhesive paper provided. The Sensor Gel Stick retail at $39.99 and can be ordered online here.

Do you dare to clean your DSLR sensor yourself using the Sensor Gel Stick? Or would you prefer to let the professionals do the cleaning for you?