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Anime Festival Asia Singapore (AFASG) 2016: The Experience

Anime Festival Asia AFASG 2016 Cosplayer Kagamine Rin Melt Down

With each successful event comes support for the next and Anime Festival Asia Singapore (AFASG) 2016 is no different. Back again for another run of the biggest Japanese Popular Culture event here in Singapore and the Region, AFASG 2016 returns to the level 4 halls of the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. As expected, the crowd was out in …

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Wrestling Comes to Town with WRESTLING WORLD 2016 IN SINGAPORE

WRESTLING WORLD 2016 IN SINGAPORE Yujiro Takahashi and Kenny Omega vs YOSHI-HASHI and Kazuchika Okada

“This Is Awesome” chants fills Hall B, Sands Expo and Convention Centre as the stars from New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) battle it out in the square circle at WRESTLING WORLD 2016 IN SINGAPORE. Loud Slaps to Chests, Clothesline and Body Slams plus an incredible Drop Kick were on the menu as Singaporean fans finally got to see a full wrestling …

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Level Up GameStart 2016!

GameStart 2016 Main Stage

Back for round 3, GameStart 2016 continues the aim to be South-East Asia’s Premier gaming event. Held at the Suntec Convention Centre Halls 405 and 406, Kenneth Wong explores the gaming event that is set to bring back favorites as well as new and exciting content for everyone. Welcome Microsoft to the Game A name that has been missing the …

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The Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) 2016 Report

STGCC 2016 XM Studios Spiderman

Back again for another year and still going strong is the Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) 2016. Always one that will get the entire POPCulture Online team excited due to its strong connection to the birth of POPCulture Online about 6 years ago, you can count on everyone putting in extra preparation time to cover the event. The …

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The Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) 2016 Media Preview

STGCC 2016 Media Preview Group Shot

As with previous years, the media preview for this year’s Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) 2016 was held on the Thursday before the event itself. Held at Suntec City’s Sky Garden at the cosy Terra, members of the media were given a preview of what to expect at STGCC 2016. Starting off the media preview, assistant project director …

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AAA Asia Tour 2016 Singapore Concert

AAA Asia Tour 2016 Singapore Concert

7-member Japanese pop group AAA (or Attack All Around) returned to party the night away at the *SCAPE The Ground Theatre on a cool Saturday Night. This marks the second time the group performed a concert here after their first one last year and they sure didn’t disappoint all those present. Opening with “I’ll be there” from their recent AAA …

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flumpool Tour 2016 「WHAT ABOUT EGGS?」 ~Singapore Special~ Concert

flumpool Tour 2016 WHAT ABOUT EGGS Singapore Special Concert MILLIAN Singapore

In town for their last stop for their 「WHAT ABOUT EGGS?」tour, Japanese four-man pop-rock band flumpool (Ryuta Yamamura, Kazuki Sakai, Genki Amakawa, Seiji Ogura) didn’t disappoint on a Saturday night in front of a full house of screaming (mostly female) fans at MILLIAN SINGAPORE. Opening their set with songs such as Kaihoku, Kakusei Identity and Natsu yo Tomenaide ~You’re Romantic~, …

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C3 CharaExpo 2016 Report

C3 CharaExpo 2016 New Japan Pro-Wrestling NJPW 02

Fans of Japanese popular culture had more to cheer about this year thanks to the various manga, anime, games and cosplay content over the July 9 and 10 weekend. Leading Entertainment Company, Bushiroad Inc, in partnership with ASATSU-DK INC., SOTSU CO., LTD. and Amuse Entertainment Singapore Pte Ltd, hosted the re-positioned C3 CharaExpo2016 at the Singapore Expo Hall 7. From …

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YUZU (ゆず‬) ASIA TOUR 2016 Summer NATSUIRO Singapore Concert

YUZU ASIA TOUR 2016 Summer NATSUIRO Singapore Yujin Kitagawa Koji Iwasawa

From humble beginnings to performing at the sold out stadiums in Japans, Japanese duo Yujin Kitagawa and Koji Iwasawa of YUZU (ゆず‬) has done it all. Kicking off their YUZU ASIA TOUR 2016 Summer NATSUIRO here in Singapore, the duo brought the house down over at *SCAPE The Ground Theatre with their infectiously positive high stage energy and their catchy …

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3 Things that were awesome at DBS Regatta 2016 and 1 thing that was not

DBS Regatta 2016 Dragon Boat

The annual DBS Regatta this year took place over two rainy weekends, but that did not douse the enthusiasm of those who attended the lifestyle and sporting event. So what was so awesome about the event this year? 1. Dragonboaters Well, they are the main event every year, but that doesn’t make the races any less exciting. If you are …

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Sing Jazz 2016 wrap up

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Over the weekend the third edition of Sing Jazz took place at Marina Bay Sands. And thanks to Marina Bay Sands, here’s a look back at some of the best moments from the Singapore Jazz Festival 2016! Day 1 Always looking for a way to give back, Joss Stone took time out of her schedule to meet youth from arts …

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Comes to Town at CapitaLand malls

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Comes to Town at CapitaLand malls

Fans of DC Comics will be pleased to know that CapitaLand malls in Singapore are exclusively rolling out an extensive line-up of hero-themed activities to delight shoppers both young and old as they await the most anticipated action-adventure feature film of the year, DC Comics’ Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, coming to cinemas 24 March 2016 from Warner Bros. …

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A Trip to the Chinese New Year Street Bazaar at Chinatown

A Trip to Chinese New Year Street Bazaar at Chinatown Singapore 2016 Photo 07

One of the most important Chinese festivals is the Chinese Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year for short. While this means a time to visit and catch up with family and relatives, it also means a nice early 2 day public holiday early in the year for most here in Singapore. For some it also means the yearly pilgrimage …

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AFASG 2015: A Weekend of Japanese Popular Culture

Anime Festival Asia Singapore AFASG 2015 Nijicon Niji no Conquistador

It has been many years since I stepped back into the halls of Suntec that houses the biggest Japanese Popular Culture event both in Singapore and the Region, Anime Festival Asia Singapore (AFASG) 2015. This is the biggest event when it comes to Japanese Popular Culture that ranges from anime to manga to even cosplay. With more and more teens …

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GameStart 2015 Returns Bigger And Better!

GameStart 2015 Stage 01

When I first visited GameStart Asia last year in 2014, part of me leap for joy that yes the “Chosen One” for gaming convention is here to save us poor gamers from subpar gaming conventions wannabe. Fast forward a year later and here I am at GameStart 2015 thanking the gaming gods that GameStart Asia is not just back, but …

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