Archive for March 2014

Crowdsourced satellite images to search for flight MH370

It’s been 6 days since flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing disappeared. Nothing has been found despite the massive multi national search.

Earth imagery company DigitalGlobe captured a high resolution photos of area where flight MH370 was last spotted. Using the crowdsource platform, anyone can help scan through the images and tag anything suspicions. Let’s hope by crowdsourcing, we can help find the missing flight MH370 and find closure for the families and friends.

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Join in the search here.

Singapore St Patrick’s Day Street Festival

St Patrick’s Day is on 17 March and Guinness Singapore is organising a St Patrick’s Day Street Festival from 14 to 16 March 2014 at Boat Quay and the adjacent Circular Road.

Kicking off on 14 March 2014, the festival will be a celebration of all things Irish, including traditional and contemporary Irish music, street performers and buskers. The weekend festivities will culminate with a St. Patrick’s Day Parade on 16 March at 3:30pm. Participants at the parade will march from the Asian Civilization Museum to Circular Road and is free for all to participate.

Visit Guinness Facebook page for more information about Guinness and St Patrick’s Day 2014 in Singapore.

St Patrick’s Day was established in honour of the patron saint of Ireland (St Patrick) for bringing Christianity to the Emerald Isle for the first time. Over the years, the March 17 holiday has transformed into a multi-dimensional festival celebrated with parades, parties and of course, GUINNESS by people all over the world.

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Remember, the St Patrick’s weekend should be celebrated responsibly, and in style.

i Light Marina Bay 2014

i Light Marina Bay, Asia’s only sustainable light art Festival, is back. Organised by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), the festival include a total of 28 light sculptures and installations by artists from 11 countries, including China, Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Singapore.

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Themed “Light+HeART”, the installations convey the message of sustainability in an engaging way through delightful forms and designs.

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i Light Marina Bay 2014 is happening from 7 March to 30 March, 7.30pm to 11pm, at the Marina Bay waterfront promenade. Admission is free. For more information, visit i Light Marina Bay website.

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LEGO Star Wars Sandcrawler (75059) confirmed

We are just entering March 2014 and many LEGO collectors are already declaring this as the best LEGO set for 2014. And it’s no surprise. The LEGO Star Wars Sandcrawler (75059) looks amazing. Standing at 24cm high, 48cm long and 16cm wide, the 3,296 pieces new Sandcrawler is significantly bigger and more majestic than the previous one released in 2005.

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Features 8 tracks with steering function, lowering front ramp, opening side flaps, removable top, working cranes, speeder bike, opening hatch for easy access to the boxes, attachable handles for lifting boxes, and a detailed interior including engine bay, storage bay and cockpit.

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The Sandcrawler comes with 7 minifigures: Luke Skywalker, Uncle Owen, C-3PO and 4 Jawas, plus R2-D2, R2 unit, an R1-series Droid, Gonk Droid, R5-D4 and a Treadwell Droid. I love the Jawas minifigures and it’s cool that they include 4 of them in the set. The new printing on R2-D2 looks beautiful and C-3P0 leg printing too.

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The LEGO Star Wars Sandcrawler (75059) will be retailing at US$299.99 and is expected to be released on May 2014.

Beware of scam email on tax refund from “IRAS”

The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore has issued an alert on a scam email titled “Your 2013 Tax Return Report!!!“. The email carries a message that a report on the recipient’s 2013 tax refund is attached and that they should go through the PDF attachment to view the tax refund report.

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If you received this kind of email, please do not open the attached file or click on any links. You should delete the email as soon as possible and scan your computer for virus/malware if you opened the attachment or clicked on the link.