The following articles were authored by dk

Challenger introduce two new experiential concepts – ‘Go Android!’ and ‘Game On!’

Challenger recently revitalized more than 4,000 square feet of its cookie-cutter retail space at its flagship megastore in Funan to introduce two new experiential concepts – ‘Go Android!’ and ‘Game On!’

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From Acer, Asus, Fitbit, HTC, Lenovo, Huawei, Samsung to ZTE, ‘Go Android!’ showcases a comprehensive selection of Android devices in a uniquely branded space spanning a total of 1,100 square feet. Shoppers will be spoilt for choice where they can see, touch, feel and experience the possibilities of all the latest and coolest Android devices.

With Android wearables, smartphones, tablets to TV, featured alongside complementary accessories such as headphones and smartphone cases, shoppers are invited to experience the complete suite of Android products in an interactive environment like no others.

Challenger also announced its Accidental Protection Damage plan, where more than half-a-million existing ValueClub members are automatically entitled to a 1-time repair claim for their Android and Windows smartphones purchased at Challenger.

GamingOn

Spanning over 3,000 square feet, ‘Game On!’ is the place for both casual and enthusiastic gamers looking to experience a little more reality when shopping for gaming solutions. Shoppers are invited to try their hands on a wide range of cutting-edge gaming gadgets and peripherals from brands such as Armageddon, ASUS, Razer, Sony Playstation, Steelseries and Xbox.

Also part of ‘Game On!’ is the new Xbox Xperience Zone! – the first of such concepts in Singapore. Gaming takes on a larger than life proportions with three 110-inch video walls where gamers and even non-gamers can immerse in themselves in a selection of games.

Samsung at Fashion Steps Out 2015

Samsung recently launched its Samsung Galaxy S6 4G+ and Galaxy S6 edge 4G+ in tandem with Fashion Steps Out 2015, Orchard Road’s traffic stopping fashion extravaganza. Samsung Galaxy S6 4G+ and Galaxy S6 edge 4G+ were designed to address the unique needs of fashion-forward consumers. During Fashion Steps Out, models wore specially designed outfits inspired by the jewel-like qualities of the latest Samsung devices.

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Consumers can still participate in Fashion Steps Out activities until 24 May 2015.

Style on the Move with Samsung (18 – 19 April; 25 – 26 April)
Two specially outfitted “Style on the Move with Samsung” trucks will make their appearance in front of Ngee Ann City and Mandarin Gallery. Consumers can experience the Samsung Galaxy S6 4G+ and Galaxy S6 edge 4G+ first-hand, and browse for the latest FSO 2015 updates via the @Orchard mobile app or FSO 2015 microsite.

Fashion Sculpture (10 April –24 May)
Located in front of Ngee Ann City, the 3m by 1.2m installation gives visitors the opportunity to direct their own cover photo shoot. Consumers can use the Samsung Galaxy S6 4G+ smartphones available on set (until 26 April) at the Fashion Sculpture to capture their best looks and upload to Instagram with the hashtag #fashionstepsout.

SG Next50: Fashion Futurism (17 April – 10 May 2015)
Those who missed the Orchard Fashion Runway can still catch the 50 special looks created by local designers through the SG Next50: Fashion Futurism exhibition at Paragon Atrium 1, where the looks created by 5 local designers are exhibited alongside the new stylish Galaxy devices. Visitors will have a glimpse of the creative development process and the inspiration behind the collections that pay tribute to Singapore’s Fashion and Style.

Otters at Gardens By The Bay

I was at Gardens By The Bay few weeks ago when I decided to look for the resident otters. Yes, there is a group of otters living at Gardens By The Bay. Surprise huh?

It took me less than 15 minutes to find a few of them resting on a floating platform. I think there were 5 to 6 of them. There’s also a group of people around the area watching the otters.

Didn’t really get good photos as the sky is turning dark and I can’t use flash.

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I heard there is another group of otters at Bishan Park and Punggol Waterway. The NParks had issued an advisory on what to do when you encounter the otters. Hope everyone follows it.

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LEGO Star Wars General Grievous buildable figure (75112)

LEGO recently announced 4 new Star Wars buildable figures, Obi-Wan Kenobi, General Grievous, Jango Fett and Clone Commander Cody, at the Star Wars Celebration. These 4 buildable figures will be in the same series as Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker that was announced in February.

I’m not a fan of the buildable figures initially. I prefer to collect the minifigures. But I think General Grievous is going to make me change my mind about the series.

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This must be the best looking buildable figure from LEGO ever. The General Grievous buildable figure contains 186 pieces and will retail at US$34.99. All 6 LEGO Star Wars buildable figures will be available later this year in September.

Uber for Business

Uber is introducing Uber for Business in Singapore, a corporate travel soliution.

Uber for Business is great for companies with employees on the go. You can set your company’s travel policy and Uber automatically ensure that only trips that follow the policy can be charged to the company account. You can set things like where or when your employees can ride. Example: Only from the office after 9pm

Uber for Business also provide a simple Travel Management for adding/removing employees from the account and see trip info for every ride. All trips are billed to one payment method so there’s no need for reimbursing.

Visit Uber website for more information on Uber for Business and your company can join the likes of Tesla, IDEO and homegrown gaming giant Garena.