Win a trip around the world with Skyscanner

Want to win a trip around the world, on a three week long adventure that will span 7 destinations across all 6 continents? Take part in the Skyscanner “Anywhere and Everywhere” contest.

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Simply submit a video up to 15-seconds, explaining why you deserve to win a trip around the world. The top 10 videos based on the most number of Likes on Facebook between 15 February to 7 March 2014 will go for a face-to-face interview where the judges will select one winner.

So what are you waiting for? Upload your video to the website now.

Kickstarter hacked, user data stolen

Here’s a Public Service Announcement to all Kickstarter users. The crowd funding site reports that it has been hacked.

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Information like usernames, email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and encrypted passwords were accessed by hackers. Actual passwords were not reveled but it is possible for someone with enough computing power to crack the encrypted password.

Luckily, no credit card data of any kind was accessed by hackers. There is no evidence of unauthorized activity of any kind on all but two Kickstarter user accounts.

So you know the drills. Time to change your Kickstarter password. If you have another service using the same password, you should also change them too.

3rd Guards Battalion Weapons Presentation Ceremony

15 February is Total Defence Day. It is the day that Lieutenant-General Arthur Percival formally surrendered Singapore to Japan 72 years ago. To commemorate this day, the Singapore Armed Forces held a Weapon Presentation Ceremony at the War Memorial Park for the new recruits of 3rd Battalion, Singapore Guards.

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The weapon presentation is usually held within the first few weeks of Basic Military Training, and is a symbolic first step for a recruit in becoming a soldier of the SAF. The ceremony is usually held in SAF camps or at a place of historical significance.

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The War Memorial Park has been selected by the unit as the location for their Weapons Presentation Ceremony because it was constructed to remember civilians of all races who were victims of World War II. This location will remind the soldiers that what they do in training is for the ultimate purpose of defending Singapore. It will also remind them of the importance of the SAF and their role as National Servicemen.

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I, hereby swear before this Flag, that I will be brave, honourable, disciplined, vigilant, and I will take good care of my rifle, at all times!

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At the ceremony, the recruits reaffirm their resolve to defend Singapore with their live.

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“Singaporeans must never again allow what is ours to be taken away.” – LTC Joseph Lin, CO of 3rd Guards Battalion

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Starbucks opens 100th store in Singapre

Starbucks Coffee Company opened its 100th store in Singapore on Friday. Located at the iconic Fullerton Waterboat House, it is the biggest fully air-conditioned store in Singapore with a sitting capacity of 180. It also feature the first dedicated Starbucks Slow Bar Coffee Experience in Singapore using either one of the three manual brew methods: Coffee Press, Pour Over and Chemex.

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The Fullerton Waterboat House Starbucks is also the first store in Singapore to collaborate with the Autism Resource Center (ARC) Employability and Employment Center (E2C) to train people with autism and equip them with skills necessary for purposeful employment. Through this collaboration, the store has hired six partners from ARC’s program as part of a long-term commitment to work with ARC to train people with autism and equip them with skills necessary for purposeful employment.

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To celebrate this alliance and Starbuck’s commitment to give back to the local community, a community wall has been dedicated to raise the autism awareness and showcase the talents of people with autism. Two special Starbucks tumblers designed by a student at Pathlight School will be sold exclusively at the Starbucks 100th store with $5 from the sales of each tumbler going to fund the ARC’s efforts.

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The Starbucks Fullerton Waterboat House store is open daily from 8am to 11 pm, with extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays until midnight. The store is located at 3 Fullerton Road, Street Level, The Fullerton Waterboat House, Singapore 049215.

Atlas Sound & Vision Moving Out Sale!

Calling all audiophiles! Atlas Sound & Vision at Triple One Somerset is having a moving out sale this weekend! Everything must go.

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