The following articles were authored by dk

Apple Orchard Road opening on 27 May

The wait is over. The first Apple Store in Singapore will finally open its doors on 27 May, 10am. If you walk pass the store at Knightsbridge, you’ll notice that the barricades has been replaced by a sign with huge icons representing “Apple Loves Little Red Dot”

Apple has also appointed 12 local creatives called the “Red Dot Heroes”. They will be hosting free workshops at the new Apple Store when it opens. These sessions will be part of a new initiative called Today at Apple which will be launching at all Apple stores across the world.

The 12 Red Dot Heroes are:

Boo Junfeng – Filmmaker
Ernest Goh – Artist
Marc Hardy – Founder of Runsocial
Anthony Chen – Filmmaker
Joel Tan (Gentle Bones) – Singer/Songwriter
Hon Cheng Muh – App Developer
Edwin Low – Founder of Supermama
Aik Beng Chia – Photographer
Claire Jedrek – Fitness Enthusiast
Sezairi Sezali – Singer/Songwriter
Kristal Melson – Illustrator
Siu Rui, Marcus and Lucas – Founders of Carousell

You can find out more about Today at Apple here.

LINE FRIENDS X Sanrio Characters Ceramic Mug from 7-Eleven

7-Eleven is launching 10 limited edition LINE FRIENDS X Sanrio Characters Ceramic Mug.

Simply collect 6 stamps and purchase a mug for $6.90. Or collect 20 stamps to redeem one for free. You get 1 stamp with every $4 spent. Get a stamp card from the store cashier to begin. Promo ends on 10 July 2017.

Do note that the mugs are given at random and you can’t choose the design. So good luck in getting your favourite design.

#NuggsForCarter broke the records for the most Retweeted Tweet

The world record for the most retweeted tweet has been broken. For the past few years, the record was held by Ellen DeGeneres’ 2014 Oscars selfie. Well, the record has been broken by Carter Wilkerson and his call for 18 million retweet to get him a year supply of Wendy’s Nuggets.

Unlike Ellen DeGeneres who took just a day to become the most retweeted Tweet, Carter Wilkerson took slightly more than a month. It all started with Carter asking the official Wendy’s account how many retweet does it take for them to give him 1 year supply of Nuggets. The Wendy’s Twitter account responded 18 million and I guess the rest are history. There was even a hashtag #NuggsForCarter with custom emoji featuring a box of Wendy’s nuggets.

And although Carter Wilkerson didn’t reach the 18 million retweets, Wendy’s still gave him 1 year supply of Nuggets and a $100,000 donation in Carter’s name to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Cool!

Erdingers Maifest deal

Don’t say I bo jio.

Enjoy 6 Erdingers (Weiss/Dunkel) for just $50. Only in the month of May. Purchase it online here. Check out the list of redemption outlets.

For more info, visit Erdingers Facebook page.

STAR WARS DAY: MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU Festival

The Force is strong with Gardens By The Bay this weekend with the Star Wars Day: May the 4th be with you Festival happening. Expect fan-led themed activities, Meet and Greets with STAR WARS characters, and a multi-sensory music and lights extravaganza for fans of all ages.

The Marina Bay skyline will be illuminated by South East Asia’s largest lightsaber installation as the Garden’s Supertree transforms into giant lightsabers that cast light beams up to 200m high.

Remember to check out Garden Rhapsody: STAR WARS Edition from now till 2 June at 7.45pm and 8.45pm every night (additional 9.45pm shows on 4 to 6 May). Set against an epic STAR WARS soundtrack, expect lighting composition inspired from scenes such as Luke’s landing in Dagobah, leading to his first meeting with Yoda; the first appearance of Darth Vader with his light saber and even the fight between Anakin and Obi Wan on Mustafar.

Catch Chewbacca and Kylo Ren making their first appearance in South East Asia. And don’t miss the special appearance by 501st Legion Singapore Garrison, Rebel Legion and FightSaber. Get up close and personal the iconic AT-ST (All-Terrain Scout Transport) at the Supertree Grove.

The fun doesn’t stop this weekend. The Star Wars Day: May the 4th be with you Festival kicks off a three-year collaboration between Singapore Tourism Board and The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia. Star Wars fans can expect more unique STAR WARS experiences held in Singapore in the second half of 2017.

From August 31st to September 10th, look forward to even more galactic excitement at Orchard Road with STAR WARS Force Friday II, a global fan event celebrating the launch of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The celebration continues with a STAR WARS activation at the Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) from September 9th – 10th. More details will be announced in the coming months.