The following articles were authored by dk

Singapore’s fifth LEGO Certified Store at Jurong Point

Good news to all the LEGO fans staying in the western side of Singapore. The fifth LEGO Certified store is now open in Jurong Point 2, #B1-86. This is the first LEGO Certified Store managed by The Brick Shop. (Previous 4 LCS are all managed by Bricks World)

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Every aspect of the LEGO Certified Store is designed and made by The LEGO Group, including one of the most popular features, the Pick-a-Brick Wall. The LEGO Certified Store also features an interactive play area called “The Living Room”, and a display of fully assembled LEGO models. The LEGO Certified Store in Singapore has exclusive sets released at the same time as in the US and Europe. More offerings from the LCS will be available in Singapore in the near future.

All customers who spend $120 or more on any LEGO products in a single receipt on 5 and 6 December 2015 will be entitled to enter into a lucky draw to stand a chance to win 1 of 100 new and exclusive miniature LEGO Store (40145) sets.

There’s also other lucky draws and family gift with purchase lucky dip. For more info, visit The Brick Shop Facebook page.

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.