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GameStart 2018: The 5th Year

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Back for its 5th iteration, GameStart 2018 continues to aim to be South-East Asia’s Premier gaming event. Taking up 3 halls at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, the POPCulture Online team heads down to check out the event. Bring on the Esports E-sports has seen lots of hype in recent years and it is no different at GameStart …

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GameStart 2018: 5 Reasons to Attend

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With GameStart 2018 happening in less than two weeks’ time, the good people behind Southeast Asia’s Premier Game Convention Eliphant held a media conference to share what’s in store for visitors at the 5th edition of the event. If you are still considering if you should make the trip down, here are 5 reasons (in no particular order) why GameStart …

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STGCC 2018: TOYS TOYS TOYS

Every year one of the highlights of The Singapore Toys Games and Comics Convention is the massive display of toys and movie replicas. You’re always greeted by the life size statues from Hot Toys at the door with this year’s theme being Avengers Infinity War. The Hot Toys booth however did not feature as much exclusives as one would normally …

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Swinging by the Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) 2018

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Long queues, stressed security and anxious event attendees aiming limited edition merchandise. Yup, welcome to another edition of Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention where the Singaporean’s favorite past time of queuing is put to good use, and for good reason. Unlike queuing for your favorite plate of chicken rice, here we queue (including this writer) for limited edition merchandise …

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Five Reasons to Attend Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) 2018

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The Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) is back again this weekend and it looks like organisers ReedPOP are ready once again to bring a good mix of Popular Culture to fans here in Singapore and those visiting from around the region. Kenneth and Tessie braved the showery morning to attend the media preview and shares their five reasons …

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A trip to Doujima 2018

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Everyone knows the saying “slow and steady wins the race” which talks about how if you work slowly but constantly, you will succeed better than if you work fast for a short while and do not continue. Looking at how Doujima has grown over the past years, it seems like it’s organisers Neo Tokyo Project are just doing that. From …

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amazarashi x Aimer Asia Tour 2018 in Singapore Review

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Two different music styles, two different voices, yet one similar aim – to share their music with fans outside overseas. This is what both amazarashi and Aimer came to the Zepp@BIG BOX Singapore to do and from the reaction of the crowd, it’s a job well done. With about 1,200 strong packing into the concert venue, the cold chill from …

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ONE OK ROCK Ambition Asia Tour Singapore Concert Review

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Melted faces from the pits to the seats This Japanese quintet have come a long way since their debut album in 2007. For the uninitiated, ONE OK ROCK is a Japanese rock band consisting of Takahiro Moriuchi (Taka), Toru Yamashita, Ryota Kohama and Tomoya Kanki. I use the term “Rock “because the band have never had a consistent musical style …

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C3 Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2017: The Upgrade

C3 Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2017 Gundam Exia

The biggest Japanese Popular Culture returns to end off an exciting event year. Sporting a new name, C3 Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2017 (C3AFASG17), the event promises even more content compared to previous years thanks to the collaboration with Japan’s Sotsu Co., Ltd, organiser of C3 events. Kenneth Wong heads down to Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre over the …

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Gaming Evolved with GameStart 2017

GameStart 2017 NieR Automata Yoko Taro Yosuke Saito

South East Asia’s Premier Gaming event GameStart Asia returns for its 4th outing with GameStart 2017 at the Suntec Convention Centre Halls 401, 402 and 403. With more floor space, returning big names and interesting additions all in the name of fun, POPCulture Online’s Kenneth Wong walks the ground of the event that continues to make gaming events great again …

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Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) 2017: Balance to the Force

Singapore Toy Game Comic Convention STGCC 2017 XM Studios Optimus Prime

A decade is a long time especially in the popular culture events scene in a crowded landscape here in Singapore. Reaching its 10th Birthday milestone this year is definitely a noteworthy achievement for the Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) as it occupies 3 halls at the Sands Expo and Convention Center this year. STGCC 2017 sees a total …

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5 Reasons to Attend the Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) 2017

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With just 1 day away to the biggest East meets West popular culture, things are in high gear as the team behind this year’s Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) 2017 held its media preview yesterday. Sharing with members of the media what visitors can expect, this year’s event promises a kaleidoscope of comics, toys, games, manga, anime, cosplay …

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Things to do at Doujin Market 2017

Doujin Market is back again this year bigger and better. If you are lost on what to do there, here are some tips to help you enjoy the event: Walk the event grounds which stretches almost the entire level 3 concourse. You never know what goodies you can find at each corner. Just remember to be nice and not block …

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Anime Festival Asia Singapore (AFASG) 2016: The Experience

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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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