Archive for May 2014

Apply for your NDP 2014 tickets NOW!

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is once again the time for you to ballot for the National Day Parade Tickets again!!!


You may apply for your tickets from now till 25 May 2014 via SMS, SAM and AXS stations or the NDP website. As usual, you can ballot for 2, 4 or 6 tickets to either the NDP preview (2 Aug) or the actual parade (9 Aug). Those who apply for a lower the number of tickets have a higher chance of successfully obtaining them.

Only Singapore citizens and permanent residents can apply and each NRIC holder is limited to one application regardless of the mode used to apply. All successful applicants in the NDP 2013 ticket e-balloting exercise will not be eligible for the NDP 2014 ticketing e-balloting exercise.

Successful applicants will be notified via SMS between 5 June and 14 June 2014.

Good luck everyone!

Update 20 May 2014: DO NOT APPLY for your NDP tickets via the website. The NDP website is not encrypted. This means your information is submitted in plain text which makes it easy for hackers to steal your personal information. For more info, check out Zit Seng’s Superwall. So I say again, DO NOT apply for tickets via the NDP website. I’ll update this post once I got confirmation that they secured the website with SSL. If you can’t wait, use SMS or SAM/AXS station. Thanks @jennyteo for the heads up.

Update 21 May 2014: The NDP Executive Committee has acknowledged the security flaws and will be improving the site. So endure a bit longer if you want to apply for your NDP tickets via the website.

Update 22 May 2014: OK, the E-Balloting page is now SSL secured. Should be safe to use now.

Only 30% of Singapore parents are aware of their children’s online activities

Trend Micro did a survey among parents in Singapore recently and revealed that only 30% of parents are completely aware of their children’s online activities. Parents’ top Internet and online safety concerns were computer viruses and other malware (89%), malicious websites (81%) and exposure to inappropriate content

The survey interviewed 695 Singaporeans with kids and teens 17 years old and below.


DBS Marina Regatta selfies for good

It is going to be a busy weekend with DBS Marina Regatta happening. If the dragon boat, Cosplay, drums, asian food and others fun filled activities still aren’t able to convince you to head down to Promenade @ Marina Bay this weekend, then maybe charity will.

Simply take a selfie of yourself having fun at the DBS Marina Regatta 2014, share it Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and hashtag #dbsmarinaregatta. For every selfie shared online, DBS will donate a free meal to a primary school student supported by the Student Advisory Centre.

So that’s one more reason why you should go DBS Marina Regatta this weekend.

Emergency Couple Song Ji Hyo and Choi Jin Hyuk fan meet at Square 2

Song Ji Hyo and Choi Jin Hyuk are in town! The 2 leading cast members of popular Korean drama, Emergency Couple, will be having a meet the fans session today (15 May 2014), 8pm at Square 2. Fans can expect to play stage games and hear updates about Song Ji Hyo and Choi Jin Hyuk during a short Q & A session.


Emergency Couple is a romantic comedy drama about the love and hatred of a divorced couple that reunited as they met again in the same hospital as interns. Unlike typical Korean romantic comedies that portray love as cute and fluttery, this drama demonstrates a more realistic side of relationships like the misunderstandings and arguments which viewers can better relate to.

Emergency Couple airs every Monday and Tuesday at 10pm on channel M (SingTel mio TV Ch. 518 and StarHub TV Ch. 824).

DBS Marina Regatta is back

Singapore’s biggest water sports festival, The DBS Marina Regatta, is back on 17 and 18 May 2014 at The Promontory & Waterfront Promenade @ Marina Bay. Close to 130 dragon boat teams and more than 2,000 athletes from the region gathering on the waters of Marina Bay to compete for cash prizes totaling S$195,000.


Eleven international dragon boat teams including national teams from Brunei, Singapore, the Philippines and Thailand will battle it out to be Asia’s best. Twenty-two teams are also making their debut at DBS Marina Regatta 2014. Organised in partnership with the Singapore Dragon Boat Association (SDBA), this year’s races will have eight international and local categories, including tertiary categories to promote the sport among youth and three race categories solely for women.

The DBS Marina Regatta is not just about dragon boat races. There are lots of land activities like Asian Drum Challenge, Asian Cosplay Meet, Asian Food Festival and many more. It’s going to be a fun filled weekend for all.

DBS Marina Regatta 2014
Date: 17 – 18 May 2014
Venue: The Promontory & Waterfront Promenade @ Marina Bay

Visit the website for dragon boat race schedule and more information on DBS Marina Regatta 2014.