Archive for December 2014

McDonald’s All Day Breakfast

I’m a huge fan of McDonald’s breakfast. The only problem is, I’m not a morning person. Even though they extended the breakfast hour to 12 noon on weekend and public holidays, I still sometimes find it difficult to wake up in time to have breakfast.

That’s why I’m excited when I found out that McDonald’s Singapore will be having All Day Breakfast from 1 to 4 January 2015. Breakfast favourites such as Hotcakes Meal, Hotcakes with Sausage Meal and Breakfast Deluxe Meal will be available till 5pm over the 4 days at all McDonald’s restaurants in Singapore. Woot! This means I can sleep until 4:30pm and still be in time for McDonald’s breakfast. Woohoo!

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McDonalds will also be creating its first All Day Sunrise video on 1 Jan 2015. The video will feature sunrise live streamed from some of the most iconic cities around the world starting from Gisborne, New Zealand. Start 2015 on a positive note at getupandgo.sg

PS: All Day Breakfast is not available at Nanyang Polytechnic, Lido, Clifford Centre, KK Hospital, Tampines Kiosk, Singapore Science Centre, National University of Singapore and Singapore Polytechnic 2

SG50 3D projection mapping display at Fullerton Hotel

As part of the SG50 celebration, a 3D projection mapping is now on display on the facade of Fullerton Hotel. Jointly organised by Esplanade and URA, the 3D projection will be part of this year’s Marina Bay New Year Eve countdown.

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The 3D projection will feature a montage of sketches and graphic of iconic images of Singapore’s past and present.

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You can catch a 2 minute preview of the 3D projection now until Tuesday (30 Dec) every half hourly from 8:15pm to 11:15pm. On New Year Eve, a 3 minute extended version of the 3D projection, along with a 2 minute show of 5 key historical milestones of Singapore will be shown as a prelude to the countdown.

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Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO Bricks

If you are in Sydney, you might want to check out the Towers of Tomorrow exhibition at the Museum of Sydney. Constructed by Ryan McNaught, one of only 12 LEGO certified professionals worldwide, the exhibition showcase some of the tall and extraordinary buildings from Australia and Asia made using LEGO bricks.

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Some of the iconic towers at the exhibition includes Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands, Taiwan’s Taipei 101, Kuala Lumpur’s twin Petronas Towers, Melbourne’s Eureka Tower, Brisbane’s Infinity Tower and many more.

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The Towers of Tomorrow is happening at Museum of Sydney from now till 19 April 2015. For more info, visit Museum of Sydney website.

The total cost of “Twelve Days of Christmas” 2014

For the past 31 years, PNC Wealth Management measure the cost of Christmas by calculating the total cost of all the things in the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”. This year, the total cost of Twelve Days of Christmas is $27,673.22, just $280.05 more than last year and the smallest
increase since 2002 when the index fell 7.6 percent.

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Eight out of the 12 items in the index remained the same price as last year, but the Six Geese-A-Laying went up a whopping 71.4 percent. The only other increase of significance was the Partridge in a Pear Tree which increased 33.3 percent but is at a still reasonable $20.

To find out more, check out PNC Christmas Price Index website.

LG donates solar powered refrigerators to rural communities in Africa and South America

Twenty solar powered refrigerators equipped with Smart Inverter Compressors were donated to local communities in Africa and South America as part of LG Electronics’ partnership with the non-profit organization World Vision Kenya as well as the Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation of Peru.

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These donations specifically targeted areas where the refrigeration of important items like vaccines, medication and food for children and the elderly is essential, but difficult to maintain.

Thanks to LG’s innovative Smart Inverter Compressor, the solar refrigerators can run entirely on power from the sun, with no additional power source. The solar power system consists of solar panels, controllers and a battery so that the refrigerators can operate even in at night and in cloudy weather. LG refrigerator with its innovative Smart Inverter Compressor is 36 percent more energy efficient than conventional models.