Pop Stage

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

SITEX 2014 Main Stage

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

STGCC 2014 Stage Lenneth XVII Elliott Danker

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 »

International Cosplay Day Singapore 2014

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With the success of last year’s edition of International Cosplay Day Singapore or ICDS for short, organisers Neo Tokyo Project has decided to up their game by not only increasing the event area but also to bring in more popular culture related content to fans in Singapore. Covering up to level 4 and 5 of *SCAPE with tons of activities ... Read More »

Alex Goot and Against The Current Live In Singapore Concert 2014

Alex Goot Against The Current Live In Singapore 2014

The evening of 21st August was only going to get better as the crew and I headed over to scape to catch Alex Goot and Against the Current live in concert. You might be asking who these people are. Want to know why hundreds of young people dare to take their music online freely expressing their musical talents these days? ... Read More »

ComiFest 2014

ComiFest 2014 Cosplayer Onnies

Comifest really is the brain child of the Singapore Comic Society whose president, Wee Tian Beng, is best known for his internationally acclaimed work, celestial zone. This year, Comifest enters her fifth year of celebrating original comic works in Singapore with the event at 3rd floor of Suntec Convention Center. Tessie, Alex, Kenneth and POPCulture Online’s latest recruit Felix heads ... Read More »

Local Originals at Shuffle with 3BlindMice

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POPCulture Online’s Kenneth Wong headed down to Shuffle after a busy work day to catch up with 3BlindMice members Siling, Ashton and Erick on the importance of Mandarin and how music is a great tool in encouraging young people to get interested in the language. Finding a nice spot at the corner of Shuffle, I couldn’t help but notice that ... Read More »

DBS Marina Regatta 2014

DBS Marina Regatta 2014 (20)

Extreme weather both hot and cold, dragging almost 10kg worth of camera lens (including the new Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports) and gear in my Thinktank Airport Take Off, early mornings while just coming out from a two week reservist, well with these factors, most who know me immediately know I will give it a miss. But the DBS ... Read More »

Launching The Transformers: Age of Extinction Toys

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Even with the Transformers: Age of Extinction movie still a good month away, Transformers fever has already hit town with about 1,000 fans queuing up for the TRANSFORMERS Toy Madness @ 2200 event. Organised by Hasbro Singapore and held at Toys’R’Us at Forum The Shopping Mall, the queue began forming as early as 2pm, a good eight hours before the ... Read More »