Archive for June 2014

Singapore Sports Hub

The newly opened Sports Hub was bustling with action over the weekend as celebrations kicks off to mark the 1 year countdown to SEA Games 2015 and community open house.

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More than 10,000 members of public gathered at the S$1.33 billion Singapore Sports Hub as fireworks lit up the sky. Surprisingly, there were tons of photographers at the Kallang River Bay. Almost as many as National Day Parade. Geng Hui and I managed to find a good spot and thanks to the great choreography, I’m able to get some great photos.

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More than 26,000 turn up at Speakers’ Corner for Pink Dot 2014

More than 26,000 turn up at The Speakers’ Corner for Pink Dot 2014. Despite the opposition this year, the event went on without a hitch.

Instead of just the usual Pink Dot, a Blue Heart appeared in the Pink Dot when participants turned on their torches at about 8pm.

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This is the 6th year Pink Dot is being held in Singapore. Pink Dot is a non profit movement started by a group of individuals who care deeply about the place that LGBT Singaporeans call home. Last year, more than 21,000 people turn up at Hong Lim Park.

Let’s hope someday everyone will have the freedom to love without discrimination.

Jurong Lake Run 2014

More than 16,000 people from over 50 countries took part in Jurong Lake Run 2014 last Saturday. Into its fourth year, it is the first time the event is being held in the evening.

This year, $1 is being donated to charity for every KM completed by each participant. At the end of the event, a total of $150,000 has been raised. The five beneficiaries of event are Loving Heart Multi-Service Centre, Providence Care Centre, The MCYC Community Services, Thye Hua Kwan Social Service Hub @ Bukit Batok East and Beacon of Life Academy.

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LINE and LINE family apps reaches 1 billion downloads

LINE celebrated its third anniversary recently on 23 June. The mobile platform also announced that LINE and LINE family apps have reached a cumulative total of 1 billion downloads.

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Since the launch of a free mobile messenger app in 23 June 2011, LINE has been continuously evolving its feature to add free calls, stickers, video calls and “LINE Premium Call”.

LINE also localise the content and experience in each market to provide a better user experience. In Singapore, LINE launched two localised Singapore Sticker sets, Singaporean Moon Special and Singaporean Student Life. LINE also held a Pop-Up Store at Wisma Atria.

Happy 3rd Birthday LINE!

Microsoft OneDrive getting an upsize

Microsoft just announced recently that the OneDrive is getting an increase in the amount of storage available to customers.

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Free storage will increase from 7GB to 15GB. Storage bundled with Office 365 subscriptions will also be increased to 1 TB.

Besides the increase in amount of storage, the storage prices will also be reduced to S$3 per month for 100 GB of storage.

Lastly, OneDrive users who refer friends will still receive up to 5 GB (in 500 MB increments) for each friend who accepts an invitation. OneDrive will also give you 3 GB just for activating the camera backup feature on your smartphone.

All of these updates will take effect in the next month. Current subscribers will be automatically be moved to the lower prices.