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Chingay 2016

Chingay 2016 will be happening on 19 and 20 February at the F1 Pit building. More than 8,000 colourful multi-cultural performers will take part in this year’s Chingay. The theme for this year’s Chingay is “Lights of Legacy, Brighter Singapore”. As the theme suggest, this will be the brightest ever Chingay with the biggest full scale illuminated show.

Besides local performers, there are also more than 800 foreign performers from China, Indonesia, Korea, Russia, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan and Japan.

I managed to catch the Chingay 2015 few weeks ago during their rehearsal / NE Show. Here are some of the highlights you can expect from this year’s Chingay.

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McDonald’s Nanoblock coming to Singapore

McDonald’s Singapore is launching a set of Nanoblock collectables. We don’t know the exact details of the set yet but judging from other countries, the set should include French Fries, McFlurry, Apple Pie, Big Mac, Soft Drink and a Mini McDonald’s restaurant.

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The Nanoblock will be available tomorrow (17 Feb), 12pm at Bugis Junction Atrium (outside Bossini). Available free when you purchase a McDonalds treat. Only 100 sets are available so expect madness.

But don’t worry. According to McDonald’s Singapore Facebook page, the Nanoblock will be available island wide in all McDonald’s restaurant from next week.

Singapore in Independence Day: Resurgence Super Bowl Trailer

Check out the latest Independence Day: Resurgence Super Bowl Trailer. If you see carefully, you might be able to spot some Singapore landmarks.

Well, it’s nice to know that Singapore wasn’t destroyed during the 1996 Independence Day’s alien Invasion. But looks like this time the aliens has found the little red dot.

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OK, it’s just a movie. And most likely Singapore will only show up in the movie for a few seconds to represent worldwide destruction by the alien invaders.

But it good to know that Singapore is finally cool enough to be destroyed by Hollywood’s aliens. In the past, the Hollywood’s aliens and natural disasters usually just destroy cool landmarks such as London Eye, Sydney Opera House, Eiffel Tower, Christ the Redeemer, Great Wall of China etc. It’s nice to know that Singapore has entered the list of landmarks to be destroyed to represent “worldwide destruction”.

Report SMRT defects via WhatsApp

SMRT is now using WhatsApp to receive feedback on defects or faults on SMRT train and station.

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SMRT SNAP-REP (Short for Snap and Report) is a quick way for communters to alert SMRT to any technical defect within the SMRT network. Simply send the info via WhatsApp to +65 9788 4398. Cool initiative. Now you can report issues like faulty aircon easily.

PS: OK, I know I’m a bit slow. This has been round since September last year. How did I missed it?

LEGO Lunar New Year Monkey (40207)

Lunar New Year is coming and as usual LEGO is releasing a set for the zodiac animal of the year. 2016 is the Year of the Monkey.

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All you need is to spend $88 and above to redeem the LEGO Lunar New Year Monkey (40207). You’ll also get the LEGO Red Packet if you spend $30 and above.

That’s not all. Spend $100 and above and you’ll stand a chance to be 1 of 10 lucky winners to win a 4 pax LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort 2D1N VIP package. Check out LEGO Facebook page for more info.

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