Sennheiser announces Sound Heroes in Asia

The power of music and sound, brought to you by a world famous audio specialist Sennheiser. They have been a key industry player in the audio specialist market and Sennheiser is celebrating her 20 years of presence and growth in Asia. Sennheiser decided to celebrate this special 20 years milestone by selecting 11 Sound Heroes across Asia to showcase their audio solutions and products, and to advance its brand messages. The Sennheiser Sound Heroes programme is part of a broader “The Pursuit of Perfect Sound” marketing campaign which was launched this year in line with the company’s 20th anniversary celebration.

I was invited to be part of Sennheiser’s 20th anniversary celebrations at Zouk last Friday on the 16th November 2012. The guests present at Sennheiser’s 20th anniversary celebrations at Zouk were introduced to e Sennheiser Asia Sound Heroes. Here’s the list –

Sennheiser DJ Sound Heroes

         1. DJ Goldfish from Zouk Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2. DJ Blink from Zouk Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3. DJ Ghetto from Zouk Singapore
4. DJ Eclipse from Zouk Singapore

Sennheiser Band Sound Heroes

        5. Trisno Trio from Singapore

Sennheiser Gaming Sound Heroes

       6. Team Euro from South Korea

Sennheiser Campus Sound Heroes

       7. Sim Min Jung, a sports girl and social media specialist from South Korea
8. Im Seo Yeon, a violinist from South Korea

Sennheiser YouTube Sound Hero

       9. Clarence Liew (CLO) from Singapore

Sennheiser Sports Sound Hero

      10. John Virgino from Philippines

Sennheiser Sound Site Sound Hero

      11. KBS Broadcast Station from Seoul, Korea

For more information on the Sennheiser Asia Sound Heroes, please visit: www.YouTube.com/SennheiserAsia or www.Facebook.com/SennheiserAsia

The guests present at Zouk were treated to great sounds, music and performances by the Sound Heroes. They showcased their love and passion for music and beautiful perfect sound. Sennheiser Asia has acquired a strong foothold in the region for all its business segments, which include music/theatre, broadcast, film/studio, consumer, conference, audiology, aviation and call centre. For more information, do check them out here on their website at www.sennheiserasia.com !!

Congratulations to Sennheiser on their 20th Anniversary Celebrations! Looking forward to more perfect sound and devices !

Canon PhotoMarathon X

In her 10th edition of Canon PhotoMarathon, there were a record number of 2419 participants in the 2012 Canon PhotoMarathon and I was glad to be part of the 2419 particpants! For some readers, what is the Canon PhotoMarathon all about?

 Photo courtesy of Canon Singapore

The Canon PhotoMarathon is a very fun, interesting and very challenging photography competition. It consists of three segments in which participants are required to create images according to the various themes that will be announced one after another throughout the one-day competition. The Canon PhotoMarathon X started at 9 a.m. and is expected to continue over the next 5 hours, culminating with the announcement of the winners at the end of the day.

The competition, which is in its 10th year, will also feature a Celebrity Challenge. Under this challenge, local celebrities — The Muttons, Jade Seah, Ross, Dawn Yeo and Nat Ho — will compete against each other based on the theme for the afternoon segment of the competition. Canon will be donating S$5,000 to the winning celebrity’s charity of choice.

What are the themes for Canon PhotoMarathon 2012? Here are the themes –

Theme 1 – Wonder

Theme 2 – Harmony

Theme 3 – Pleasure

The themes announced during Canon PhotoMarathon never fail to amaze me. They challenge and push my photography to a new level, especially on the creativity segment, thinking out of the box and beyond my current field and scope of photography. I had a great time shooting together with Ted (and helping each other pose) for Theme 1 and Theme 2, walking around the Gardens By The Bay, Marina Bay Sands, Suntec City, Merlion Park, Clifford Pier, One Fullerton, Marina Bay and Marina Promontory.

How did I do for my 3 themes? Here are my submissions for the 3 themes –

Theme 1 – Wonder

Theme 2 – Harmony

Theme 3 – Pleasure

I confessed that by the time I started Theme 3, I was quite drained out mentally and physically from the past few days fatigue adding up. Therefore, my Theme 3 wasn’t fantastic at all. Do check out and take a look at the award winning entries for Canon PhotoMarathon 2012. They were awesome, very creative and eye catching!

Canon PhotoMarathon is not just about competition, it’s also about fun and enjoying photography with your friends and making new photography friends. I thoroughly enjoyed my third Canon PhotoMarathon and look forward to future Canon PhotoMarathon for more challenging and fun times in this unique and exciting photography competition.

2NE1 Surprise Pre-Concert in Singapore!

A famous Korean superstar girl band, arriving in Singapore recently to give their fans an unexpected surprise amazing concert performance. Knowing the K-Pop craziness and following in Singapore, Singtel brought in Korean Superstars 2NE1 into Singapore and they gave an awesome live performance at the Read Bridge in the Clarke Quay area.

I was invited by Singtel and was very honoured to be part of this awesome surprise and special performance, close to the stage and watching the beautiful 2NE1 gave an outstanding and rocking outdoor performance. The atmosphere was amazing, many 2NE1 fans packed on the Read Bridge at Clarke Quay, screaming and singing along with 2NE1 songs. This performance by 2NE1 was unannounced and as word of 2NE1’s appearance quickly spread online, more than 1000 excited K-Pop fans flocked to the bridge to watch their idols perform a high-energy set, which included smash hits: I Love You, Fire, I Don’t Care, Can’t Nobody and Clap Your Hands. Crowds also gathered to watch the performance live on giant outdoor screens at Knightsbridge, Bugis Junction, JCube and Toa Payoh Hub.

This surprise concert was broadcasted live too with the use of apps and social media. SingTel leveraged its multimedia capabilities to stream live footage of the performance through its new Amazapp mobile app (You can download them on iTunes or Google Play). The cutting-edge app also offers exclusive unreleased videos that give fans a behind-the-scenes peek into the lives of band members. SingTel also aired the showcase live via mio TV, as well as its website and Facebook page, thus providing fans with several ways to experience the event. Fans can download recordings of the performance through SingTel’s award-winning AMPed music service, as well as a variety of mobile ringtones and wallpaper.

Photographing a Korean Pop music concert was a first time for me! It was very fun and challenging with the space constraints, nevertheless, I enjoyed the concert by 2NE1 a lot and managed to get some nice photographs of 2NE1 superstars singing and dancing! During the performance, the leader of 2NE1, CL, asked the fans to jump and wave while singing along! The bridge was rocking to 2NE1’s magical performance and her fans dancing along with the beat and flow! Dara/ 다라 of superstars 2NE1 was performing quite a lot in front of where I was standing, therefore, I was able to capture quite a number of beautiful photographs of her!

2NE1’s surprise concert performance was magical and amazing, when they are back on 1st December for their first full concert tour in Singapore, I am sure they will rock the world and bring the house down! Stay tuned to the Singtel Facebook Page for more Amazing updates!


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Loving Marina Bay

The Marina Bay district in Singapore has went through a lot of transformation from her early days of land reclamation around the area. Today, Marina Bay Singapore has metamorphosised into a modern cosmopolitan district filled with many different fun, activities and events for all age groups. Having photographing and documenting Marina Bay Singapore (from 2007 till date) events, landscapes and activities, I was able to capture some of the transformations in Marina Bay Singapore over the past few years in my Flickr collection.

On the 3rd November 2012 to 3rd December 2012, there will be a showcase on Marina Bay Singapore, what is all about ?

Event Details – 

Exhibition duration: 3 November 2012 – 3 December 2012

Opening hours: All day, Monday to Sunday

Venue: Clifford Square, 11 Marina Boulevard

Admission: free

Contact: 6329 3535

Website: www.marina-bay.sg/lovingmb

How to Get There

Nearest MRT station: Raffles Place

Buses: 10, 10e, 57, 70, 75, 100, 107, 128, 130, 131,162, 167, 196, 196e, 531, 541, 547, 700, NR2, NR5m, NR7, NR8

Located at the heart of Singapore’s city centre, Marina Bay is the centrepiece of Singapore set to be a thriving 24/7 destination with endless exciting events and a necklace of attractions where people from all walks of life come together to live, work and play. This photography exhibition showcases the different facets of the Marina Bay precinct through over 100 enthralling photos taken by 20 of our beloved AmBAYssadors made up of Singapore’s popular bloggers and photographers.

Heritage is very much part of the precinct’s foundation, captured in key historical landmarks such as Merlion Park and Collyer Quay. An interesting Street Museum section chronicles Marina Bay’s story over its first few decades since the 1960s, telling a story of strategic, far-sighted and meticulous planning and committed engagement to reach its present state through archive photos superimposed on its modern-day context.

Join us during the month-long event where every weekend is full of exciting activities such as heritage walks and photography workshops led by our very own AmBAYssadors. We want you to be part of Loving Marina Bay too – submit a photo taken at Marina Bay anywhere, anytime to win prizes; or simply pen a Love Note to your family/friends, drop it into the red pillar post boxes at The Fullerton Hotel and we will send it anywhere in the world for you! Visit www.marina-bay.sg/lovingmb for details.

Do visit my photography collections of Marina Bay on

Flickr ~ Marina Bay Singapore Collection

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It’s going to be a very interesting and exciting photography exhibition, along with exciting activities such as heritage walks and photography workshops led and conducted by my fellow photographer friends. Here’s Marina Bay Singapore Facebook Page and you can keep up with their exciting activities and events from there too!