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Incubus live in Singapore

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On Monday, 9 March Rock fans from Singapore and around the region were treated to an absolutely amazing concert by Incubus at The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel, Resorts World Sentosa. And thanks to FIJI Water, Elliott Danker was in the thick of the action, VIP style as we find out more! It was a fantastic atmosphere as about 2300 fans ... Read More »

Highlights from Sing Jazz Day 3

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The Brand New Heavies closed this year’s Singapore International Jazz Festival with their unparalleled energy on Sunday evening. It’s a tough one to call for a favourite with such a star studded line up such as Roy Ayers, The Steve McQueens, Courtney Pine, Yuna & the Brand New Heavies all of which brought such charisma and originality to the stage ... Read More »

Highlights from Sing Jazz Day 2

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Day 2 of the Singapore International Jazz Festival wrapped up with a heartwarming surprise when Jessie J invited youth from 10sq, a designated charity of Sands for Singapore, to join her on stage for “Masterpiece”. The British “Bang Bang” hit-maker rounded of off an epic day of performances that included local sensation Charlie Lim, Indonesia jazz pianist Indra Lemana, the charming ... Read More »

Jessie J at Sing Jazz 2015

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On day 2 of Sing Jazz 2015, Jessie J took time out of her schedule for an exclusive meet-and-greet with local youth who hail from 10sq and are recipients of the Business Times Budding Artists Fund, a designated charity of Sands for Singapore. In continuation of Sands for Singapore’s initiatives of giving back to the local community in meaningful ways, the ... Read More »

Highlights from Sing Jazz Day 1

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The Singapore International Jazz Festival smoothed its way into audiences’ heart with performances by the Scandinavian All Stars, The Jazz Blues Brothers (J. Monteiro/ Alberto Marcisco), Ramsey Lewis, Bobby McFerrin and Chris Botti. Day 1 of Sing Jazz 2015 kicks off with the Scandinavian All Stars as the sun sets over the striking skyline of Singapore. Local jazz luminary Jeremy ... Read More »

Chris Botti at Sing Jazz 2015

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Born in Portland, Oregon, Jazz trumpeter Chris Botti’s earliest musical influence was his mother, a classically trained pianist and part-time piano teacher. He started playing the trumpet at 9 years old, and committed to the instrument at age 12 when he heard Miles Davis play “My Funny Valentine.” Perhaps one of the most fashionable Jazz musicians around, Chris Botti stood ... Read More »

Sing Jazz 2015 Gala Night

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Sing Jazz 2015 has officially kicked off with the Gala Night of spectacular performances from both local and international acts. Opening the Festival was Sing Jazz Emerging Jazz Vocalist of the Year Award winner Melissa Tham, who was conferred the title by Minister of Culture, Community & Youth, and 2nd Minister of Communications & Information in recognition of her efforts ... Read More »

New Found Glory Live In Singapore 2015 Concert

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Local band Aspectrum opened the gig with their melodic pop punk tunes. It’s no surprise they managed to get the crowd ready to go. If one were to listen to this band online on the radio, one might be compelled to think that Aspectrum is your typical punk band from the states. The lead singer’s vocal chops nailed the feel ... Read More »

Chinatown Chinese New Year Official Light Up Ceremony 2015

Chinatown Chinese New Year Official Light Up Ceremony 2015

It was a night to remember as thousands thronged the streets of Chinatown to catch a glimpse of the Chinese New Year Official Light Up Ceremony. Guest of Honour, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, together with the various VIPs, kicked off the night with lighting of sparklers to simulate a giant firecracker structure (For our foreign friends, fireworks are only ... Read More »

AFA 2014 – A Fangasm Weekend

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Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2014 – A Fangasm Weekend Truth be told, it is near to impossible to cover everything that happened at Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2014. There are far too many things happening at once, which completely highlights the need to sit down and plan what to do, where to be, before stepping into the convention hall. AFA ... Read More »

Visiting SITEX 2014

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SITEX 2014 takes place at the Singapore EXPO Hall 5 and 6 over the last weekend of the November. Back with a bigger bang this year with more exciting products and gadgets, this is the pace to be for shoppers looking to get that new laptop or printer or tech gadget. Sending our tech guy, Kenneth Wong, down to SITEX ... Read More »

GameStart 2014: Gaming Comes To Town

GameStart 2014 Freedom Wars Producer Junichi Yoshizawa, with fans on stage

When GameStart 2014 was first announced back in August, promising gaming fans in this side of the world something to look forward to in the mould of bigger events like Tokyo Games Show and E3, many were sceptical that organisers Eliphant Pte Ltd can pull it off. I will have to admit that I too was cautious too in reacting ... Read More »

a-nation Singapore 2014 : Celebrating Japanese Pop Culture

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Ever since the a-nation Singapore was announced, hype has been generating at an impressive speed seeing how the festival has been a huge thing back in Japan. With big names such as m-flo and headliner Ayumi Hamasaki on the list, a-nation Singapore looks to be part of that success the AVEX Group has created 13 years ago when a-nation was ... Read More »

Nikon I Am Full Freedom Media Event

Nikon I Am Full Freedom Media Event Chris McLennan, Alex Soh, Bryan Foong and Imran Ahmad

Nikon Singapore held an exclusive media event for members of the media as part of their Nikon I Am Full Freedom event held at Funan DigitaLife Mall Atrium to launch the new Nikon D750 Full Frame DSLR. Occupying the entire mall atrium, the place was bustling with activities by the time I got there with members of the public and ... Read More »

The Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Convention (STGCC) 2014

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Held at the Marina Bay Sands over the first weekend of September was the 7th edition of the Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Convention (STGCC) which aimed to continue its tradition of being the coolest event to hit town. With the aim of bringing both western and eastern popular culture content to fans, Kenneth Wong checks out STGCC 2014 and ... Read More »