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Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2014

The Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2014 took place last Sunday.

The crazy me decided to wake up early to take some photos of the event. It was quite convenient because the train service extended their operating hours for the marathon. I decided to catch the first runner somewhere around the 37KM mark where there is an overhead bridge from MBS to GBTB.

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Kenya’s Kenneth Mungara was the first to reach my location. He went on to be the first to cross the finish line in the Elite Men’s Open category at 2 hours 16 minutes and 40 seconds. In the Elite Women’s Open category, Amare Wagnesh of Ethiopia got first place with a time of 2 hours 46 minutes and 53 seconds.

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Mok Ying Ren was the first male Singaporean to cross the finish line at 2 hours 53 minutes and 43 seconds. Rachel See won the Local Women’s Open category with 3 hours 17 minutes and 13 seconds.

Here are some of the photos that I took at the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore.

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McDonalds One Piece collectibles

OK, I know I’m a bit late here but McDonalds is having the collectibles of the popular Japanese anime, One Piece. Sail towards a great adventure with Luffy and the Straw Hat crew onboard the Thousand Sunny.

One Piece collectibles are available with the purchase of an Extra Value Meal at McDonald’s (excluding KK Hospital, Tampines Kiosk and Shaw Lido) and the McDelivery hotline, 6777 3777. One Piece collectibles are not available via McDelivery® Online and Mobile App ordering.

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Two new designs will be launched weekly from 17 November to 8 December 2014.

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17 November: Zoro and Robin
24 November: Franky and Chopper
1 December: Sanji and Brook
8 December: Luffy, Usopp, Nami and Thousand Sunny paper model ship

Hurry. While stocks last.

Free Starbucks Coffee on 4 Dec 2014 (5 – 7pm)

Starbucks and The Salvation Army will be holding the annual Starbucks Christmas Open House on 4th December 2014 (Thursday), from 5 – 7pm across all Starbucks outlets island-wide.

Get a complimentary tall sized Starbucks beverage when you make a donation to The Salvation Army.

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In celebration of the Starbucks Christmas Open House, Starbucks will also be partnering Philsax and the Ministry of Bellz to hold intimate Christmas Get-togethers at selected Starbucks stores to share the festive joy.

Starbucks Christmas Open House
Date: 4 Dec 2014 (Thursday)
Time: 5 – 7pm
Location: All Starbucks stores in Singapore

Singapore’s first LEGO Certified Store

Singapore’s first LEGO Certified Store opened its door last Saturday. Located at Suntec City Mall Tower 3 level 3, the new LEGO store, which is managed by Bricks World, serves to further enhance the LEGO experience for the fast-growing LEGO fan base in Singapore and to reach out to new customers.

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Every aspect of the LEGO Certified Store is designed and made by The LEGO Group, including an interactive play area called “The Living Room” and a display of fully assembled LEGO models.

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Another feature of the LEGO Certified Store is the popular Pick-a-Brick Wall. Comprising a custom-built fixture with round canisters filled with LEGO bricks and elements, the Pick-a-Brick Wall will allow shoppers to hand-pick and select LEGO pieces in different shapes and colours.

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From January 2015, the LEGO Certified Store in Singapore will have exclusive sets released at the same time as in the US and Europe.

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World renown tattoo artist cuts her three year wait list and tattoos two Singaporeans

As part of Tiger Beer’s new Uncage identity, two lucky Singaporeans were given the chance of a lifetime to surpass a three year wait-list and get inked by one of the best tattoo artists in the world, Joey Pang. Joey is the world’s only professional Chinese calligraphy tattoo artist and cited as one of the top tattoo artists in the field.

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28 year old sports entrepreneur Nicholas Tan and ​​30 year old educator Alwin Song were given the amazing opportunity to get tattooed by Joey at Joey Pang’s Tattoo Temple recently.
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