We are less than a month away from the 28th SEA Games. I was at the Sport Hub last weekend to check out the cauldron for the Games.
The cauldron is designed by DP Architects, the same firm that designed the Sports Hub and built by Kingsmen. The 19.2 metres tall structure is made of stainless steel and will have LED screen displaying information such as time and weather. There are 11 segments in the cauldron to represent the 11 participating nations.
The LPG gas powered flame is able to withstand torrential rain. The flame can go as high as 4 metres.
The 28th SEA Games flame will be transported across the Kallang Basin to the National Stadium during the Opening Ceremony. The Game Torch will be brought into the National Stadium by a number of torchbearers.
We still don’t know who will be the final Torch Bearer and how he or she will light the cauldron. I guess we will have to wait till 5 June to find out.
Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization, ONE Championship (ONE), is back in Singapore this coming Friday.
ONE FC: Warrior’s Quest will see the clash between two of the best lightweights in the world when ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya Aoki put his title on the line against the number one contender, Koji Ando.
ONE FC: Warrior’s Quest is set to take place at Singapore Indoor Stadium on 22 May 2015. Tickets are on sale now at Sports Hub Tix. Ticket categories begin with the full VIP experience at S$1,488. Tickets priced at $158, $58 and $38 are also available.
You can also catch the HD livestream for US$9.99.
I don’t consider myself a huge fan of Castlevania but I do remember loving the game and spending many hours playing the game on my old 8-Bit TV console. So when I heard news about the series producer Koji Igarashi going on Kickstarter to raise funds for his upcoming video game, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, I decided to back it. This is after all the first time I backed a game on Kickstarter.
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is based on the player-character named Miriam who finds her blood is cursed and is slowly turning to crystal. To remove the curse she faces the challenges of a monster-filled castle with the help of Gebel, her companion who is similarly afflicted but for a much longer time.
The game will be presented in a 2.5D style, presenting the game in three-dimensional graphics but restricting movement to a 2D system. Koji Igarashi stated the choice for 2.5D was that it follows in the style of his previous Castlevania games.
Koji Igarashi brought the game to Kickstarter after failing to get funding from more than twenty publishers. They thought nobody will be interested in this kind of game anymore. Well, the project reached is goal of US$500,000 within hours and US$2 million within 2 days.
If you are interested, do check out the Kickstarter project. The game is expected to be ready in March 2017.