Archive for December 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens event at VivoCity

With less than 2 weeks to the world wide premier of Star Wars: The Force Awaken, everything Star Wars related is going on hyperdrive.

Star Wars Fans might want to check out the Star Wars: The Force Awakens event happening now at VivoCity.

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Check out the Star Wars merchandise & memorabilia from Toys ‘R’ Us, Simply Toys, Action City and Royal Selangor.

There is also be a showcase of collectible 1/6 scale Star Wars dioramas, featuring characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. For those who haven’t bought Star Wars Battlefront, this is an opportunity to try out the game at the event.

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And check out the LEGO Ultimate Millennium Falcon crafted by 6 adult fans of LEGO from Titan Creation. There is also a wall mural of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie poster. It is now in the Singapore Book of Records for being the largest wall mural made of LEGO bricks.

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Pioneer relocates regional headquarters and Singapore office

Pioneer Electronics AsiaCentre Pte. Ltd. will be relocating its office in Singapore, with effect from 21 December 2015. The new address is:

2 Jalan Kilang Barat, #07-01
Singapore 159346

Main Office Tel: (65) 6378 7777
Customer Service Hotline: (65) 6378 7888
Spare Parts Tel: (65) 6378 7555

Full operations, including product servicing and repairs, will start at the new office from 21 December 2015.

The company was previously located at 253 Alexandra Road, #04-01, Singapore 159936.

Christmas lights might slow down WiFi

We all know that there are many factors that might affect your WiFi performance. Thick walls, microwave oven, fish tank and many other things in the home can be an interference to the wireless signal.

But here’s something a lot of people didn’t expect: the Christmas lights. According to British telecoms watchdog Ofcom, electrical interference from Christmas lights decorations could affect your WiFi performance. Blinking lights are the worst offenders.

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This is a seasonal issue with reports that ISP receiving a spike in complaints during the festive season.

So if your WiFi starts slowing down this holiday season, it might be your Christmas Tree that is causing it.

Disclaimer: These are my own views and not representative of those of my employer.

MapleStory SEA Find Maple Friend

Pocket MapleStory SEA just launched the “Find Maple Friend” page recently. The platform allows Maplers to search for popular MapleStory SEA players and get in touch with their old pals from the PC game.

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Pocket MapleStory SEA hopes to get in touch with the pioneer batch of MapleStory SEA players who were featured on The New Paper in 2005 and awarded the “Mark of Beta” – a symbolic in-game bandanna acknowledging beta participants. Players can also look for their past guilds and in-game friends from a simple shout-out on the notice board at the “Find Maple Friend” page.

PlayPark, publisher of the Pocket MapleStory SEA, wishes to reconnect with players of the long-standing MMORPG franchise at an upcoming invite-only event by Pocket MapleStory SEA in early 2016. Pocket MapleStory SEA is the mobile adaptation of the PC game, MapleStory SEA. It features single- player adventure modes, party raids and new quests only available in Pocket MapleStory SEA. The Southeast Asia version will be available for players in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand in 2016.

Players will receive rewards upon launch when they sign up at the preregistration page for the anticipated mobile release.

Starbucks x Anna Sui collection

Starbucks Singapore is collaborating with fashion designer Anna Sui to craft an exquisite limited-edition collection.

Designed exclusively for Starbucks by Anna Sui with inspiration taken from the label’s iconic exuberant sense of style, the Starbucks x Anna Sui collection marries form and function. Both coffee lovers and fashionistas alike can now look forward to drinking their coffee in style with the Anna Sui Starbucks Double Wall Mugs, Anna Sui Starbucks Reusable Tote, Anna Sui Starbucks Card and Anna Sui Starbucks Card Carrier.

This limited edition collection will retail in stores from 7 December 2015. Stocks are limited.

The Complete Anna Sui Set – $128

The Complete Anna Sui Set - $128

Includes 1 Starbucks Tote Bag, 1 Double Wall Mug and 1 Anna Sui x Starbucks Card + Pouch (comes with $50 value). Only available at the following 5 Starbucks outlets: Liat Towers, Westgate, United Square, Raffles City, and Capital Towers. Only 100 sets available at each store.

The Anna Sui Mug Set – $59.90

The Anna Sui Mug Set - $59.90

Includes 1 Boutique Double Wall Mug and 1 Anna Sui x Starbucks® Card + Pouch (comes with $20 value). Available at all participating Starbucks stores except Changi Airport stores (other than T1 Arrival Hall). Only 1000 sets available at each store.

Anna Sui x Starbucks Card Set – $30

Anna Sui x Starbucks® Card Set - $30

Includes 1 Anna Sui x Starbucks Card + Pouch (comes with $30 value). Available at all participating Starbucks stores, except Changi Airport stores (other than T1 Arrival Hall). While stocks last