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ACM After Dark

I know it is Halloween but let’s talk Asian supernatural. Be thrilled by crafts and performances inspired by objects touched by the past at ACM After Dark happening this coming Saturday.

Colour and sound take centre stage with a Getai concert outdoors under the stars. And skulls and spirits come alive through special talks and haunting tales in the galleries. Did I say that admission is free?

Oh, and come in your spookiest costume to stand a chance to win Make Up Forever goodies worth $120. Visit ACM website for more info.

ACM After Dark
Date: 25 Oct 2014
Time: 7pm till late
Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum


GameStart 2014

Good news to all gaming fans. Singapore will be having our own gaming convention. And no, we are not talking about those half hearted exhibition with a few local gaming distributors.


The organisers for the inaugural GameStart 2014 means business here. We are talking about companies like Sony, Bandai, Blizzard and 2K as exhibitors and guests like Masaaki Yamagiwa (Producer for Bloodborne) and Junichi Yoshizawa (Producer for Freedom Wars) coming to Singapore for the gaming convention.

Sony Computer Entertainment HK (SCEHK) will be showcasing close to 30 exciting titles for the PS4, PS3 and PS Vita. These include hands-on previews for Bloodborne, The Order 1886, Until Dawn and Guilty Gear Xrd which are all slated for release in 2015. Most of the games on show will be unreleased and recently-released titles.

2K Asia will also be bringing a preview of their highly-anticipated 4v1 game Evolve to GameStart 2014. Made by the creators of Left 4 Dead, Evolve is a cooperative/competitive shooter where four Hunters face off against a single, player-controlled Monster in adrenaline-pumping 4v1 matches.

And you can’t have gaming convention without Cosplay. Renowned international cosplayers Yuegene Fay (Thailand) and Yasemin Arslan (Australia) will be at GameStart to meet fans and act as judges for the Game On! GameStart Cosplay Competition that will be held on 26 October.

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GameStart will be held on 25 and 26 October at Suntec City Convention Centre. The first 300 visitors each day will receive a ‘Random Loot Bag’ which could contain anything from limited edition T-shirts to games, posters and other exclusive items. All ticket holders qualify for a daily lucky draw in which they could win prizes such as consoles, games and gaming accessories such as Razer and the Creative SB Inferno gaming headset by Creative Sound Blaster.

Date: 25 & 26 October 2014
Time: 12pm – 9pm (Sat), 11am – 9pm (Sun)
Venue: Suntec City Convention Centre Hall 403
Tickets: $8.50 for 1 day pass and $15 for 2 day pass

For more information, visit GameStart website.

SOULSCAPE – Singapore’s first Yoga and Fitness festival

This should be a fun event for all Yoga enthusiast. SOULSCAPE is Singapore’s first Yoga and Fitness festival set amidst lush tropical surroundings at Sentosa’s Tanjong Beach Club. This one-of-a-kind evening of discovery will offer Yoga, movement workshops, a lifestyle and wellness market, world music and a dance party.

The highlights of the event include a sunset flow and starry night yoga rave session to live beats, an after party with renowned DJs, a holistic lifestyle marketplace, and fringe activities from slacklining to calisthenics. Participants will be decked in luminous body paint and strapped with glowsticks. The setting of SOULSCAPE by the beach, with the natural elements of water, sand and trees under the stars, instills a relaxing yet energetic vibe for all when partaking in the festivities.


Date: 25 October 2014 (Saturday)
Time: 4pm till late
Venue: Tanjong Beach Club, Sentosa

Tickets cost S$25 for walk-about passes and access to event grounds, and S$75 for Full Yoga passes, which cover access to all yoga sessions, fringe activities (subject to availability), a free non-alcoholic drink and goodie bag worth S$100. Ticketholders also enjoy free entry into Sentosa. The first 100 to arrive will receive premium sports water bottles worth $25 each. Visit SOULSCAPE website for more info.

The Walking Dead Terminus Escape Game

If you are a Walking Dead fan, you should have watched yesterday’s premiere of The Walking Dead Season 5. (If you haven’t what are you waiting for?) I must say that this is one of my favorite episode. We’ve been waiting for the past few months to see how Rick and gang escape from Terminus and the Season 5 premiere did not disappoint.

The Walking Dead Terminus Escape - Event visual (credit to FOX)

Last weekend, another group of survivors also attempted to escape from the Terminus. These are actually fans of The Walking Dead taking part in a real life escape game – The Walking Dead Terminus Escape, an event specially conceptualised and organised by FOX in partnership with SingTel mio TV and Xcape Singapore.

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Over 400 apocalypse survivors took part in the search for a sanctuary away from Walkers. They were gathered at the unused tracks of the former Bukit Timah Railway Station, which promised to lead them to the safety of Terminus. But as we all know, there is no such thing as sanctuary. Survivors need to find tools and clues to help them complete tasks and escape.

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The Walking Dead Season 5

The wait is finally over. The Walking Dead Season 5 is back!


And the best thing is that The Walking Dead Season 5 would premiere in Singapore on 13 October 9pm (SingTel mio TV Ch. 330, StarHub TV Ch. 505), just 12 hours after its US broadcast.

Season 5 picks up shortly after where Season 4 of The Walking Dead left off, with Rick and the group outgunned, outnumbered, and trapped in a train car awaiting a grim fate. What follows is a story that weaves the true motives of the people of Terminus with the hopeful prospect of a cure in Washington, D.C., the fate of the group’s lost comrades, as well as new locales, new conflicts, and new obstacles in keeping the group together and staying alive. Stories will break apart and intersect with the characters finding love and hate; peace and conflict; contentment and terror. In the group’s quest to find a permanent, safe place to call home, one question will haunt them: after all they’ve seen, all they’ve done, all they’ve sacrificed, lost, and held onto no matter what the cost…Who do they become?

Oh hey, FOX is now having a 46 hours back-to-back marathon for fans to catch up on the previous 51 episodes. The Walking Dead Ultimate Zombie Marathon begin on 11 October 11pm and will lead into the Singapore premiere of the first episode of Season 5, on 13 October 9pm. Cool!