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Mobike launches in Singapore

Mobike recently announced it is formally launching in Singapore. This is the first time that a Chinese bike-sharing company has launched a full-scale deployment in an international market, and comes less than a year after the first Mobike hit the streets in April 2016.

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Mobike’s launch in Singapore coincides with the government push to support cycling as a viable last-mile transport solution through initiatives such as the “Walk, Cycle, Ride” scheme and the expansion of the city’s 300km Park Connector Network. A local Mobike team is also working with regulators and partners to develop bike-sharing in Singapore. Mobikes will initially be deployed at high demand areas such as MRT stations and university campuses, with a focus on high-density residential areas where commuters will be travelling to and from their homes or offices to nearby transport hubs.

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Every Mobike is equipped with a proprietary “smart lock”, containing GPS technology that connects the bike with Mobike’s Internet of Things platform. This technology enables the company to locate the position of each bike, allowing users to find a bike near them through the app’s built-in mapping function. This also allows Mobike to implement a data-driven approach to operations, using data analysis to distribute their fleet of bikes efficiently around the city to meet user demand. The platform also enables Mobike to monitor the health status of each bike and whether bikes are being parked in appropriate locations, a feature that no other bike-sharing company can offer.

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To celebrate its launch in Singapore, Mobike is running a special promotion over the coming weeks that will enable users to enjoy Mobike for as little as 50 cents. Payment is quick and easy using a debit or credit card. Mobike is also working withother companies such as NETS and SMRT to accept other payment methods in the future.

The Mobike mobile app is now available for download in Singapore iOS and Google Play store.

LEGO Senior Designer Marcos Bessa in Singapore for BrickHeadz launch

LEGO Senior Designer, Marcos Bessa, is here in Singapore for the launch of LEGO BrickHeadz.

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Marcos Bessa is the designer behind many iconic LEGO sets including The Disney Castle (71040), Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters (75827), Ewok Village (10236), The SHIELD Helicarrier (76042), The Simpsons House (71006), Bat-Pod (5004590), Double-Decker Couch (70818) and many more.

He will be at Wisma Atria on Saturday (11 March) at 11.20am for the Singapore launch of LEGO BrickHeadz. Customers who purchase selected LEGO sets at LEGO Certified Store (Bricks World) Ngee Ann City on 11th March can get an autograph from Marcos at the event.

You can also catch the event live on LEGO Facebook page.

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Missed the pre-order for LEGO BrickHeadz? Find out how you can get them here.

Starbucks limited edition Mason Jar

Starbucks Singapore just launched a limited edition Mason Jar.

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You can get this beautiful Mason Jar at all Starbucks Singapore outlets for just S$5.90 with every Cold Brew purchased. Or separately at S$8.90.

If you haven’t tried the Starbucks Cold Brew, you should take this opportunity to try it. Brewed in small batches and steeped for more than 10 hours, the cold brewing process brings out the rich and balanced flavors for a smooth and refreshing iced coffee.

Starbucks Siren’s Tail Clutches

Starbucks just launched 2 elegant clutches.

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These beautiful clutches feature the iconic Siren’s tail on the front and comes with a handy slot to hold your Cards on the back. Perfect for your Starbucks Card or EZLink card.

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The Starbucks Siren’s Tail Set retails at S$25. Each set comes with one envelope clutch and a Siren’s Tail Starbucks Card with $10 value. Available in deep sapphire and blue-grey colour.

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KDF Millennium Ride 2017

78 EPIC Cylist riders will endure 1,000km over 4 days to raise funds for the KDF Millennium Ride 2017. They will cycle from Malaysia to Singapore for this good cause on 3 – 6 March 2017.

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The yearly affair is organised by EPIC Cyclist, a local cycling group, and recognised to be one of the most mentally and physically challenging rides in the region. Participants are expected to withstand at least 9 hours of non-stop cycling to cover 250km each day through various terrains and battle unpredictable weather conditions.

The toughest challenge this year is covering 470km in the first two days and accumulating a total incline gain that is above the height of Mount Everest. EPIC Cyclist hopes to raise at least $300,000 this year. All proceeds from the donations will be channelled to needy kidney patients under the care of Kidney Dialysis Foundation.

You can do your part by donating here.