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YG Family 2014 GALAXY Tour in Singapore

The first-ever YG Family Concert in Singapore, YG Family 2014 GALAXY Tour: POWER in Singapore, is happening in Singapore on 13 and 14 September 2014 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

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To reward customers, Samsung has organised pre-concert and on-site activities that will allow Samsung customers and fans to get up close and personal with the YG artistes. Fans can visit the Samsung GALAXY Studio Power Station at Singapore Indoor Stadium from 11am on concert days to receive exclusive YG Family memorabilia, while experiencing first-hand the features of the latest Samsung products.

Singapore is the only Southeast Asia stop where the YG family will be touring. Headlined by some of the hottest names in the K-pop industry: BIGBANG, PSY, 2NE1, Epik High, and YG Entertainment’s highly anticipated new boy band, WINNER. Fans can expect solo and group performances as well as collaboration across the YG artiste groups at the concert, which has been hyped up to be the biggest and most powerful Hallyu performance platform of 2014.

Here are some shots from the YG Family 2014 GALAXY Tour: POWER in Singapore press conference.

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Shell V-Power LEGO Collection

The second series of promotional Shell LEGO sets is here. The Shell V-Power LEGO Collection includes four iconic Ferrari cars, a special limited edition Shell Tanker, a finish line podium and a Shell Station modelled after the one at Fiorano Race Track at the Ferrari Factory in Maranello, Italy.

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From 29 August to 20 November 2014, customers will be able to purchase these sets at Shell petrol stations with every $60 purchase of Shell V-Power, Shell FuelSave fuel or Shell Diesel. Each set (except the Shell Tanker) cost $5.95 with Shell V-Power or $8.95 with Shell FuelSave 98, 95 or Shell Diesel. The limited edition Shell Tanker cost $10.95 with minimum S$60 spend on Shell V-Power fuel.

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New models will be released every two weeks. Maximum 2 pieces of LEGO model per transaction. While stocks last.

Noise Singapore 2014 Festival Exhibition at ION Orchard

Noise Singapore 2014 Festival Exhibition is happening now at ION Orchard. The Festival Exhibition is the second event for Noise Singapore 2014 and showcases works of art from 150 young artists submitted through the Open Categories this year. The platform is available for anyone under the age of 35, and submitted works are rated by judges on the Noise Expert Panel for a chance to be showcased at the Noise Singapore Festival Exhibition.

Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Mr Lawrence Wong opens the Festival Exhibition last Saturday with an impromptu acoustic guitar performance. The exhibition will be open from 10am – 9pm daily, from now until 14th September 2014 at ION Orchard.

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The Music Mentorship (TMM) will be having a concert at Esplanade Outdoor Theatre and Concourse on the second weekend of September. TMM is a developmental programme for budding young musicians who are looking to take the next step on their music journey. 18 music acts ranging from bands to singer-songwriters were selected from over 150 applications this year.

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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