Archive for April 2015

Tanjong Pagar Railway Station Open House

The former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station will open its door to the public 1 May 2015 (Labour Day) from 9am to 6pm.

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This is the 3rd time Tanjong Pagar Railway Station is opening its door to public this year. The Singapore Land Authority announced in February that the station will be open to public on all public holidays. According to SLA, about 9,000 had visited the station to take photos and reminisce the past.

Here are some photos I took during the last Tanjong Pagar Railway Station Open House on Good Friday.

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Get your name printed on a Coca-Cola can

The world-famous “Share a Coke” campaign has arrived on our island. For the first time in Singapore, Coca-Cola cans and bottles will feature nicknames and phrases in place of the iconic Coca-Cola logo, to inspire people to share a Coke with those around them.

From now until the end of August, Coke, Coke zero and Coke light cans and bottles will feature commonly-used Singaporean terms such as “Auntie”, “Uncle”, “Ah Boy” and “Chiongster”; colloquial nicknames such as “BFF”, “Bestie”, “Babe” and “Bro”; classic expressions such as “I Love You” and “You’re the Best” , and favourite Singlish phrases such as “Gam Siah”, “Relak Lah” and “Chiong Ah”.

And if that’s not enough, here’s an opportunity for you to create customised Coca-Cola cans at “Share a Coke” roadshows taking place across Singapore over the coming months. Simply spend $10 on Coca-Cola trademark products (regular Coke, Coke light and Coke zero), show your receipt at the “Share a Coke” roadshows and they will print your personalised can of Coca-Cola on the spot.

I couldn’t resist getting one for myself. Lol.

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That was fun. You can get yours too at the “Share a Coke” roadshows. Check out their website for the roadshow schedules.

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Facebook to match donations to Nepal relief efforts

By now you should have heard about the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal near the capital of Kathmandu on April 25th. More than 2,000 people have died across the region, including in Nepal, India and Bangladesh, and thousands more were injured.

Facebook is asking its users to donate to the International Medical Corps. User of the social media network will see a message at the top of their News Feed with an option to donate.

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Facebook will match every dollar donated up to $2 million. Facebook’s matching funds will be distributed to local relief and rescue organizations working to provide immediate and ongoing relief. Visit facebook.com/nepalearthquakesupport for more information.

Besides asking for donations, Facebook has also activated its Safety Check feature. Safety Check is a simple and easy tool to inform your Facebook friends that you are safe. Millions of people have been marked safe and tens of millions of people were notified that someone they know has been marked safe.

Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection

Star Wars fans can now re-experience the unforgettable adventures for the first time in digital HD. Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection is now on pre-orders in iTunes and will be released on Star Wars Day, May the 4th, 2015. All six Star Wars film will be fully released for purchase as a complete digital movie collection and individually.

Included in the movie collection are never before seen special features including “Star Wars: Discoveries from Inside” and Insightful Conversations between key contributors from across this celebrated film franchise plus a curated collection of classic Star Wars extras from each film.

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EXO’s EXODUS debut with half a million streams on Spotify

Chinese-South Korean boy band EXO hit almost half a million streams on Spotify with the debut of their highly-anticipated sophomore album, EXODUS.

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With this milestone, EXO broke the record of highest debut day streams of an album from an Asian artist globally, previously held by Taiwanese Mandopop superstar Jay Chou when he launched his new album, 哎呦,不錯哦 (Aiyo, Not Bad), in December 2014. Globally, Singapore is the 5th most streamed country for the album, behind US, Philippines, Malaysia and UK.

Check out EXO’s latest album EXODUS.