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StarWorld – A Tribute To Robin Williams

StarWorld will be airing “A Tribute To Robin Williams” comprising of a 2-hr block of the late actor’s last TV series, The Crazy Ones, to pay tribute to the talented actor who bought us lots of laughters and joy.

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The Crazy Ones will be airing today (16 Aug) at 6pm and tomorrow (17 Aug) at 10:25am on StarWorld (SingTel mio TV Ch. 301, StarHub TV Ch. 501).

NDP 2014 Behind The Scene: 149 SQN

One of the crowd favorite during the National Day Parade is the aerial salute. Few weeks ago, I managed to go behind the scene to visit RSAF 149 SQN to see them prepare for one of the NDP rehearsal.

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It may seem easy on television but a lot of effort were put in to ensure the precise positioning of all 5 F15SG when they fly pass the parade at afterburner. The pilots need to make constant adjustment to ensure the F15SG fly in formation. Things like weather, wind and even 1 second delay in the parade makes a huge difference to the pilots. It’s not as easy as it seems.

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And it doesn’t help with the limited airspace that they can work with. The planes have to circle around Straits of Singapore while waiting for their turn to show up at Marina Bay. And keeping in mind that there are other planes around the area like the Chinook and Apache for national flag fly pass. They also need to be mindful of the tall buildings around the area.

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Even though the aerial salute may last just 10 to 20 seconds, lots of time, efforts and hard work were put in to make sure everything goes smoothly. Salute to the men and women of 149 SQN.

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Hoobastank Live In Singapore 2014

Hoobastank is coming back to Singapore for a one-night only live concert at the Coliseum Hard Rock Sentosa on the 30th November 2014.

Best known for their mega hit “The Reason” which top the radio charts in Singapore, Hoobastank are pulling no stops for their 2014 Asia tour and promise an electrifying performance. Concertgoers can expect to hear hits like “Crawling in the Dark”, “Same Direction”, “Remember Me”, “The Reason” and songs from their latest album.

Hoobastank Live In Singapore 2014
Date: 30th November 2014
Venue: The Coliseum Hard Rock Hotel, Resorts World Sentosa
Time: 8.00pm (Doors open at 7.00pm)

Tickets on sales from 24th July at Sistic website and at all Sistic counters. Also available at Peatix.

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LEGO Ultimate Collector’s Series Dark Knight Tumbler (76023)

And here it is. The long rumored LEGO Ultimate Collector’s Series Dark Knight Tumbler was unveiled at San Diego Comic Con. This is the second Batmobile under the UCS sub theme. The last time we had a UCS Batmobile was back in 2006.

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The Tumbler measure over 38cm long, 22cm wide and includes 1,869 pieces. It has an armored exterior, adjustable wings, detailed interior and oversized rubber tread tires.

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The UCS Dark Knight Tumbler also come with Batman and Joker minifig. This is the first time Heath Ledger’s Joker from The Dark Knight appeared in minifig form. Really cool.

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The LEGO Ultimate Collector’s Series Dark Knight Tumbler (76023) will be available in September for US$199.

River Nights 2014

River Nights 2014 is happening today and tomorrow at Asian Civilisations Museum Green and Empress Place. The Singapore River takes centre stage in River Nights, the opening event for Singapore Heritage Festival 2014, and the first collaborative programme of the Empress Place Precinct – the Asian Civilisations Museum, the Arts House, Singapore River One, and Timbre.

Come celebrate the Singapore River’s changing identity from a trading artery to a magnet for locals and tourists with two nights of festival programmes including music, dance, comedy and food for all.

River Nights
Date: 18 & 19 July 2014
Time: 7pm till late
Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum Green and Empress Place

Admission is free.

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