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Free Starbucks Coffee on 3 Dec 2015 (5 – 7pm)

Starbucks and The Salvation Army will be holding the annual Starbucks Christmas Open House on 3th December 2015 (Thursday), from 5 – 7pm across all Starbucks outlets island-wide.

Donate generously at any Starbucks store in Singapore and enjoy a complimentary tall-sized Christmas beverage. All proceeds collected will go to beneficiaries of The Salvation Army.


Starbucks Christmas Open House
Date: 3 Dec 2015 (Thursday)
Time: 5 – 7pm
Location: All Starbucks stores in Singapore

One Piece Run Singapore 2016

Calling all One Piece fans! The inaugural One Piece Run 2016 is happening on 6 March 2016.

Taking after the popular Japanese manga and anime series One Piece, One Piece Run 2016 is the first anime themed fun run. Featuring key episodes, the run allows runners to enter the world of Luffy as they embark on an exciting journey in search of the ultimate treasure “One Piece” to become the next Pirate King.


Along the race route, there will be three checkpoints which are created based on One Piece’s storyline. Participants can enjoy the interactive experiences and photo taking opportunities while completing the fun run.

Participants can immerse themselves in the world of One Piece by taking part in the 5KM fun run as well as the activities at the Race Village.

Participants are entitled to an exclusive event top, an exclusive drawstring bag, runner’s bib, unique finisher collectible and many more. Early bird registration starts now to 31 December 2015. Register now to enjoy the early bird rate of $62 (retail price $68).

Visitors to the Anime Festival Asia this weekend can register at the One Piece Run booth and get a free One Piece collectible, while stocks last.

Uber surge pricing during SMRT train disruption

The train broke down yesterday morning during rush hour. It was a horrible timing. Everyone is on the way to work and there was a 2 hour disruption on the North South Line between Yishun and Bishan stations.

As usual, the free shuttle bus service was unable to cope with the large number of commuters. If the free shuttle bus service was able to cope, then we won’t need to have train already.

Some people reported that Uber was having a surge price during the disruption. The surge price went as high as 3.9 times the normal rate. Naturally, there were lots of complains.

For the uninitiated, Uber increase their rates when there is a high demand. This is to encourage more drivers to become available and ensure you get a Uber even when there is high demand.

Uber is not a charity organisation or government agency. It is not related to SMRT or SBS. It does not need to provide national duty when the train breaks down. It has every rights to increase the price when the train breakdown.

In fact, it is good that Uber has a price surge when there is a high demand. This is especially good for people who are in a hurry and money is not an issue. If Uber don’t have a price surge, they will most likely end up being fully booked like all the Taxi companies. At least we have an alternative if we are really in a hurry.

And come on. Nobody force you to take Uber during the price surge. The price surge amount is clearly displayed on screen before you book for an Uber. You can always reject and go try your luck getting a cab. So even though I most likely won’t be taking an Uber when there is a 3.9 times price surge, it is good to know that Uber is still available if you are in a real hurry.

honestbee “World’s Coolest Job” in Niseko, Japan

honestbee, the on-demand grocery concierge and delivery service company based in Singapore, is looking for two candidates to shop and deliver groceries in Japan for a month.

The “World’s Coolest Job” is offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to work in Niseko, Japan from 4 to 31 January 2016 as a trained shopper and delivery bee. The job comes with an attractive salary of US$10,000 plus expenses, training, living cost, transport and exclusive activities.

Land Yourself the World's Coolest Job

To apply for the “World’s Coolest Job”, you need to submit your “resume” via Instagram. Simply follow @honestbeejp on Instagram and upload a 15 seconds video application in English saying why you are the best person for the job. Hashtag #WorldsCoolestJob and make sure your account is public.

The top 10 submissions based on the number of likes will be shortlisted for an interview with a panel of judges comprising honestbee executives. The two winners will be announced on 28 December 2015. For more info, visit the “World’s Coolest Job” website.

So good luck!

Royal Selangor Star Wars pewter figurines

Royal Selangor is launching a new collection to commemorate Star Wars. This collaboration with The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia will see Royal Selangor introducing Star Wars-themed pewter merchandise and accessories over the next three years.


The collection’s line up consists of Limited Edition 8-inch figurines of Darth Vader, Han Solo and Princess Leia. Complementing them are smaller 4-inch figurines of Yoda, the Stormtrooper and Boba Fett. The highlight of the collection is a diorama which captures the monstrous rancor in his pit raring to attack Luke Skywalker – a classic scene from Return of the Jedi.




Other collectibles in this Star Wars collection include a pair of Stormtrooper and Boba Fett tumblers, Darth Vader and C-3PO mugs, Millennium Falcon and snowspeeder shaped USB flash drives, a Death Star trinket box and cufflinks.




Recreating the manner and dress of beloved Star Wars characters in pewter is a formidable endeavour. The creative process began by referencing on-set photos, film screenshots and Lucasfilm approved reproduction art. Upon determining the features and specifications of each character, each figurine is sculpted, a detailed process that can take several weeks as tiny fractions of a millimetre can make a figurine instantly recognisable. Each Star Wars character has his or her distinctive presence – the way the head is positioned, slope of the shoulders, gaze of the eyes and the overall posture.


The launch of this new collection in Singapore was held at the pop-up store at Suntec City Mall which features design elements inspired by the epic franchise including a life-sized replica of Han Solo in carbonite. This is the first Royal Selangor pop-up store in Singapore.


This collaboration will see Royal Selangor introducing Star Wars-themed pewter merchandise and accessories over the next three years. Royal Selangor has also received the rights to distribute the Star Wars collection in several countries, including Australia, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, China and the United Kingdom.