One Piece Run 2016

The One Piece Run kicked off last Sunday morning with over 5000 runners at the Kallang Practice Track for Singapore’s first-ever anime themed fun run.

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Participants immersed themselves in the world of Luffy, the anime’s anchor character, through three experiential zones – Fish-man Island, Dressrosa and Punk Hazard, before stepping into the One Piece-themed village.

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Runners snapped selfies with Singapore’s only life-sized mermaid, Mermaid Syrena, at the Fish-man Island zone. At Dressrosa, they teamed up with fellow Nakama to defeat the Donquixote pirates and rescue Dressrosa and King Ridu. Together with Caesar Clown and Law, they then bravely endured hot and icy lands at the Punk Hazard zone, before sailing towards the finishing line

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Participants were also thrilled to witness their favourite characters come alive at the One Piece Village. The morning continued with exciting One Piece-themed carnival booths. There was also a Best Dressed segment presented by WakuWaku Japan. The best dressed winner scored a pair of air tickets to Tokyo, Japan, and a pair of admission passes to Tokyo One Piece Tower. Finally, memorable performances by J-pop groups USAGI, J.U.N.E and DJ Tomu wrapped up the festivities for the day.

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Batman v Superman at CapitaLand malls

Fans of the Dark Knight and Man of Steel are in for a treat. CapitaLand malls in Singapore are exclusively rolling out an extensive line up of hero themed activities as we await the premiere of the highly anticipated DC Comics movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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Highlight include the 1:1 life size statues of Armoured Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman at Bugis+. The Level 2 Atrium is transformed into a battleground for Batman v Superman featuring the battle scene from the movie.

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There is also a replica of the new Batmobile featured in the movie. The Batmobile will be exhibited at Clarke Quay from now 4 March to 20 March, and Westgate from 22 March to 7 April.

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Toy collectors should also check out the toy fairs taking place at Bugis Junction (7 to 27 March), Junction 8 (14 to 20 March) and Raffles City Singapore (21 March to 3 April). Selected items from the Hot Toys and Funko Pop collections brought in by Action City and Simply Toys respectively will be exclusively sold first at these toy fairs.

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From today till 3 April, shoppers can redeem an exclusive Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice collectible with a minimum spending of S$180 over a maximum of 3 combined receipts on the same day at 16 CapitaLand Malls. For more info and other promos, visit CapitaLand Malls website.

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will premiere in Singapore on 24 March 2016.

DJI Phantom 4

It is no surprise when DJI introduced the Phantom 4. The huge Phantom 3 price drop in January sort of hinted everyone that a new quadcopter is coming.

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The DJI Phantom 4 is a great upgrade to Phantom 3. For a start, the Phantom 4 comes with Obstacle Sensing System that features two forward facing optical sensors that scan for obstacles and automatically direct the quadcopter to avoid collision. If the system determines that it cannot go around the obstacle, it will slow to a stop and hover until the user redirects it. Obstacle avoidance also help reduce the risk of collision when the user triggers the “Return to Home” function.

There is also a TapFly function that allows the user to double tap a destination in the DJI Go app and the Phantom 4 will calculates an optimal flight route to reach the destination while avoiding obstructions in its path.

But perhaps the best feature on the Phantom 4 is the ActiveTrack. With ActiveTrack, user can use the DJI Go app to command the quadcopter to follow and keep the camera centered on a subject as it moves. This allows perfectly framed shots of a moving person with just a tap of a button. Users have full control over camera movement while in ActiveTrack mode and can even move the camera around the object while it is in motion as the Phantom 4 keeps the subject framed in the center of the shot autonomously.

In addition to intelligence and ease-of-use, the Phantom 4 also comes with a “Sport Mode” for advance flyers who wants a taste of what drone racing feels like. The DJI Phantom 4 can fly up to 72 km/h and ascends and descends more rapidly than in other modes. This means that the quadcopter can reach location for shots faster and capture shots you couldn’t get before.

Unlike Phantom 3, the Phantom 4 will only come in 1 version. The high performance camera is able to shoot up to 4K video at 30 fps and 1080p video at 120fps for slow motion. The newly designed lens provide better corner sharpness and reduced chromatic aberration. The camera is attached on an advance 3-axis gimbal that remove unwanted vibration and movement in-flight, enabling the camera to capture smooth and fluid footage

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The Phantom 4 also has DJI’s signature Lightbridge video transmission system onboard, allowing users to see what their camera sees in HD and in real-time on their smart devices at a distance up to five kilometers.

The DJI Phantom 4 retail at US$1399 and will be available from 15 March onwards.

Get your refunds from “Singapore Company Register”

Back in 2013, some people might have registered with this company called Singapore Company Register (or Data Register Pte Ltd) thinking that it is related to ACRA and had to pay $490 annual fee. I blogged about this entity several times. Read here and here.

The company, now called “Data Register Pte Ltd”, is allowing those who mistakenly subscribed to them to unsubscribe and get a refund. But here’s the catch, you need to do it between 29 February and 11 March 2016. That’s only 10 working days.

If you are interested in getting your money back, visit their FAQ to find out more. Good luck!

SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0 now available in 128GB capacity

The SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0 is now available in 128GB capacity and comes with a faster transfer speeds. The 128GB version can achieve up to 150MB/s from drive to computer making it super fast to transfer files.

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PS: I don’t know why this image makes the thumbdrive looks huge. It’s actually quite small. Lol.

The SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0 has a USB 3.0 port and a MicroUSB port which is great for Android smartphone and tablet users looking to transfer files easily to a computer on the go.

The 128GB SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0 is now available in Singapore at S$59.