May 31, 2010
Lai Wee Kiat said:
It was the day when all the muscle men congregate to duke it out to win the title of Mr Singapore!
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "The Mr Singapore event is held annually. This blog gives a full review, including thousands of photos of the event. Get ready to be awed by the biggest, most muscular men on the island!"
September 11, 2009
Comex 2009 is now officially open until this Sunday. With booths and mega bargains extending from first floor to the sixth in the convention halls (yes, every floor has something going on).
Do you have what it takes to join the rest of the crowd in finding your best bargain for the gadgets and hardware?
Recommended by oOgA: "with every IT fair, it just gets bigger. lots of bargains to check out. this post will be updated to reflect any recent changes, if any"
May 30, 2009
In order of the vote counts, from the highest to the lowest to date (27 May 2009): 1. Mas Selamat Kastari’s Escape 2. Dawn Yang vs Xiaxue 3. Singapore Flyer Breakdown 4. Lee Bee Wah and the 2008 Olympics, Singapore Table Tennis Team 5. ACJC Birthday Hazing Incident
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "LOL~ Lee Bee Wah is number 4. With the current turn of event, she should be on her way to number 1 by the end of the polling?"
April 05, 2009
The Banzai! Effect said:
Shiro went to the first ever Kuro Bara event last Saturday over at Liang Court, Singapore. Didn’t have high expectations for it, but surprisingly it was decent and the turnout for it was quite good.
extract from shiro: Indoor lighting was good enough for casual photo taking, and yes the air-con ftw, so nothing to complain about. The few reasons I went is because quite a number of my friends are going, and the gig I’m going to cover later that night is relatively near, at Substation to be exact.
Recommended by oOgA: "photos are good, take with Nikon D300"
December 30, 2008
Wet Calamari said:
The Doll Affair is a yearly event focusing on ball-jointed dolls, that is already in its second run owing to great response last year. These dolls are almost like works of fine art with their attention to detail and posability, and many artists use these too when developing media such as photos.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Very scary, disturbing and yet mesmerizing! And in Singapore too!"
July 14, 2008
Wet Calamari said:
The main highlight? This was a D Gray Man event. Really. There were a few groups on both days and if you’re using a regular 35mm lens you’re sure to see at least one of them in every frame. It’s just like the Bleach and Naruto effect last year, which appears to be dying down already.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "I love reading cosplay event reports. The standard in Singapore seems to be improving a lot. Maybe it's the award of a trip to Japan to represent Singapore in the World Cosplay Summit. Also check this guy's photo report for Day 1 of the event!"
April 17, 2008
Jimmy invites you to participate in Shutdown Day Singapore 2008 happening on 3rd May.
Shutdown Day is a Global Internet Experiment whose purpose is to get people to think about how their lives have changed with the increasing use of the home computer, and whether or not any good things are being lost because of this.
The idea of Shutdown Day project is simple - just shutdown your computer for one whole day of the year and involve yourself in some other activities: outdoors, nature, sports, fun stuff with friends and family - whatever, just to remind yourself that there still exists a world outside your monitor screen.
Can you survive for 24 hours without your computer?
December 30, 2007
June 17, 2007
Vibrant Blood is a blood donation drive jointly organised by the Singapore Red Cross Humanitarian Network of the Nanyang Technological University Chapter( RCHN-NTU ) and National University of Singapore Chapter( RCHN-NUS ). This year Vibrant Blood will be held on 22 and 23 June. It aims to collect at least 400 units of blood in the two-day bloodmobile and to sign up 1500 potential blood donors.
Link [via Hendri]
April 17, 2007
National Library said:
While Singapore prospers over the years, all the rivers suffered until it has reached the stage that the filth, dirt and flotsam covered the whole river and the surrounding was filled with stinking pungent foul air. Singapore River and the China town were synonymous with such a stigma.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "I heard that this speaker is quite a colourful character who speaks his mind. Not your usual ghamen type."
September 13, 2006
Singapore Big Bike Fest is the first bike festival in Singapore to be held at Clarke Quay on 16th-17th September 2006. The organisers regret to say that one of the programme, the Big Bike Convoy, would be postponed to a later date due to the IMF meet.
We would like to extend our sincere appreciation for your support for the upcoming Singapore Big Bike Fest 2006! To date we have over 1000 registered bikers for the Bike Convoy!
However, it is with much regret that we have to postpone the BIG BIKE CONVOY to a later date due to the security concerns with regards to the IMF. We, the organizers are committed to make this happen and have already begun talks with the sponsors to put this together with possibly the help of Traffic Police.
As such, please stay tuned for the SINGAPORE’S BIGGEST BIKE CONVOY coming soon in October 2006!
September 11, 2006
An elderly man nearly drowned at Splashdown 2006 on Sept. 9 while attempting to set a record holding his breath underwater.
Organised by the NUS University Lifeguard Corps on an annual basis, this year’s Splashdown event marked its 18th inception and was held at the NUS SRC swimming pool.
Peter Yan, who is in his fifties, was struggling three minutes into his record setting attempt which was to have been the finale for the event.
“He gestured to the lifeguards who were beside him in the water that he did not want to give up initially,” said Adelyn Yew, a fourth-year English language major who was participating in Splashdown and witnessed the mishap.
Yan, who was earlier introduced as a ‘qigong’ master, was hauled out of the pool 270 seconds into his record attempt, when the two lifeguards who were within an arm’s length of him in the water, realised he was motionless.
“He (Yan) was found to be in a state of shock,” said Joel Chua, vice-president of the Lifeguard Corps. “The medics from the St. John’s Ambulance reacted after he was dragged out of the water.”
Recommended by steven1000: "Dr. Peter Yan is also known to hold other rather quirky records, such as the longest 'yum-seng' in a single breath. He was subsequently sent to the National University Hospital, where he regained consciousness. He was discharged the following morning.
August 04, 2006
If anyone of you people want to check this thing out - you might want to tear your face from the computer monitor and go to town for once. There’s going to be a hugeass Tamiya event featuring Radio Control cars, tanks, buggies and even a modelling competition!
Recommended by Barffie: "It's good to get the word out to people who are interested in RC stuff and doing miniatures of warships, tanks, planes... And not the usual shoppers gawking... you know what I mean."
July 11, 2006
Cowboy Caleb said
Ok, so now Chinese metaphysics will collide with the blogosphere. Here's the deal - if you are willing to attend the "Face & Destiny Seminar" on 13th August at Suntec and blog about it afterwards - you get a free ticket worth SGD128.
Date : 13th August
Time : 10am-5pm
Venue : SUNTEC Singapore Centre
For more details, click on the link below.
July 08, 2006
Being the Opening Act for Jason Mraz at the recent Mosaic Music Festival with her band The UnXpected has pushed Shirlyn, who has been in cover bands for over a decade, to create more of her own compositions. Hear her perform a collection of old and new original works, with a wide array of influences from Chris Cornell to Thom Yorke.
From soft rock to a little pop jazz... this concert is Shirlyn's first featuring all her original works. Come experience a different side of Shirlyn, and enjoy a night of intimate acoustic music.
Concert Date: 28 July 2006
Concert Venus: Esplanade Recital Studio
Tickets priced at SGD25 (check website for early-bird specials)
June 16, 2006
Singapore Flickr Meetup (aka Slickr) has organise the very first Singapore Flickr Exhibition held at Gone Fishing Cafe. The details of the event is as follows:
Date: 1st of July
Venue: Cafe Gone Fishing.
15 Chu Lin Road
Recommended by AquaZERO: "Who says there aren't any web 2.0 activism in singapore..."
October 14, 2005
So you heard it here first: get your ass down to Victoria Junior College on Saturday. The college is hosting its annual Open House, so it'll be open to visitors anyway. But regardless of whether you have any interest in that, come down, find your way to the container classrooms (ask a student to point you in the right direction) and have a look at these incredible pieces of art. Be reminded, as I was, of how much vision, energy and talent young artists can have.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "She went out of politeness and was amazed to discover the latent talent of the students in expressing themselves."
September 12, 2005
Separation 40 will be an intimate and humorous spotlight on people and situations in the context of Singapore and Malaysia, while confronting the what-ifs no one wants to ask or answer:
Singapura This Week covers all activities that happen around Singapore. More importantly we get to know but the not so well publicised events which are fun and interesting.
August 04, 2005
Insead Alumni presents:
You've probably been keeping yourself updated about the unfolding of the National Kidney Foundation story in the media, and how thousands of people in Singapore reacted to the story.
Now, get ready to hear the untold story: how the media covered the NKF story and what people think about the coverage.
Speakers include former Editors of ST, Today and TNP.
June 28, 2005
Rambling Librarian announces an event at the Woodlands Regional Library:
How often does one get to meet a true-blue "been-to-space" lady astronaut from NASA? This Thursday, I will make sure I get to meet one! [...]
Catherine G. "CADY" Coleman, PH.D. (Colonel, USAF) will talk about her two space missions, about the space station, about the Mars Exploration Programme, and some of her recent adventures in living in Antarctica and in an undersea habitat. And of course, how to become an astronaut.