Canon PowerShot N Review

The Canon PowerShot N, a very interesting and unique compact digital camera that I held it for the first time earlier in the year, in the month of April 2013. I had a first time hands on with the Canon PowerShot N and I shared my initial views of the Canon PowerShot N here! This compact digital camera was something that I was planning to get my hands on with it and I can do a review on the Canon PowerShot N. Recently, I managed to get hold of the Canon PowerShot N for a short period to review the camera and here I am, sharing my thoughts, views and photographs taken with the Canon PowerShot N.

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The Canon PowerShot N was a fun and easy camera to use, however, given that I am more used to a different camera system (DSLR), I confessed that I struggled at times with the easy to use and simple functions of the Canon PowerShot N. Packed inside this cute little and powerful Canon PowerShot N are a DIGIC 5 processor, a highly-sensitive 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, and the new ZoomPlus technology, boosting the 8x optical zoom lens (28-224mm) to up to 16x zoom, making the PowerShot N a versatile companion in all situations. With the various shooting modes – Auto, Hybrid Auto, P, Creative Shot, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Slow Motion Movie, you can have a good time exploring and playing with the different modes!

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Pros

  • Very small, lightweight and portable
  • It fits nicely into your palm
  • Wireless connectivity that allows you to take and share your photographs easily and quickly
  • 10 Reasons Why You Need The Hand (check out the photo below)
  • Small enough to hide it away while taking photographs
  • An alternative street photography camera from the rangefinders
  • 6 creative shots
  • 25 randomised filters in their Creative Shot mode
  • Creative and artistic fun
  • First dual-ring lens design which includes a zoom ring and shutter ring
  • Flipping up the LCD screen at 90 degrees angle allowing you to shoot from the hip level like a Twin Lens Reflex (TLR)
  • Tilt Screen is handy and easy to use
  • Easy to use Touch Screen
  • A fun toy camera to play with yet it comes in a sturdy body and built

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Cons

  • Touch screen too sensitive
  • Shutter Ring too sensitive
  • Battery life is a bit weak
  • The size might be a bit small for those with big hands
  • Challenging to take photos in night/dim conditions

Which type/group of users would suit and love the Canon PowerShot N ?

  • Children/Kids
  • Photographers looking for a fun loving toy digital compact camera
  • Parents looking for a fun toy camera for their children to start learning photography (where the fun element of photography is the key)
  • Travel photographers (sometimes you need to use a small digital compact camera)
  • Social Media enthusiasts / bloggers attending media / blogging events
  • Photography enthusiasts that carry a camera out everyday inside their bag
  • Looking for a birthday gift for your friends/loved ones

The Canon PowerShot N is retailing at a price of $399. If you are keen to know more about the Canon PowerShot N, you can visit Canon Singapore website on the PowerShot N. There is also an interactive website for the Canon PowerShot N and you will be able to explore the Canon PowerShot N further!

*I would like to thank Canon Singapore for this wonderful opportunity to review the Canon PowerShot N and Ogilvy Public Relations for making the arrangements*

A Changed World-Singapore Art 1950s-1970s

The World today is Changing, sometimes slowly, sometimes rapidly. How does Change affects a country? How does Change affects Singapore in the 19th century till today in the 20th Century? There had been so many changes in Singapore, from a sleepy fishing village to a major hub for the shipping route and today, it’s a major cosmopolitan country in the world. A Changed World seeks to explore the development of Singapore’s art scene in light of the rapid changes that took place in Singapore after the Second World War.

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Walking through the A Changed World exhibition, it was like walking into a time machine and going back in time to Singapore’s history. The beautiful and amazing artworks by the talented artists were so powerful and absorbing, visitors were able to feel the artists’ own engagement with changes in Singapore’s political, economic, social and urban landscape, and how they expressed their responses through their beautiful and mesmerising artworks. From the post-war period till the 1970s, there are over 120 paintings, drawings , prints and sculptures from the National Collection.

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When you are walking through the various artworks in the various segments such as Building A Nation, Embracing Modernism etc in the Exhibition Gallery, read the words and thoughts by the various artists that were penned down beside their works. You would be able to reinforce the words and thoughts that were put across when you are viewing their artworks. There are some artworks that blew me away, one of them is the oil on canvas painting by Lai Kui Fang, his big oil painting is on the “Construction of Sheares Bridge”. Do visit the exhibition and spot this oil canvas painting, you cannot miss it because it is not only big, it is also very beautifully painted!

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Exhibition Details

Title: A Changed World – Singapore Art 1950s-1970s

Location: National Museum of Singapore, Exhibition Gallery 2, Basement

Period of Exhibition: 25th October 2013 to 16th March 2014

Opening Hours: 10am – 7pm (Last Entry at 630pm)

Admission: Free

Spread the word, tell your family members, loved ones and friends! Visit A Changed World and experience for yourself the history, developments and changes in Singapore’s (political, economic, social and urban) landscapes through the eyes and artworks of the various talented artists. It’s like going back in time, walking through the timeline of Singapore’s growth and development through Singapore Arts from the 1950s to the 1970s.

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Through my photography journey over the past 25 years, I am able to appreciate the artworks, paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures that are exhibited at A Changed World – Singapore Art 1950s-1970s. Even though I failed terribly in painting and drawing back in school, over the years as I grew older, I slowly to appreciate and respect artists who produced such great and talented artworks.


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Old Playgrounds: Toa Payoh Dragon Playground

The Old Dragon Playground in one of Singapore’s oldest HDB housing estate Toa Payoh, she’s a Grand Old Dame of our Old Playgrounds in Singapore! The Old Dragon Playground is like an iconic Asian symbol, the Dragon, the size and history behind the growth and development of Singapore in her independence days. Having visited the Old Dragon Playground at Toa Payoh a few times (first visit was in 2011) and not giving the Grand Old Dame a dedicated write up is not doing justice to her status and stature!

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The Old Dragon Playground has a good coverage locally and internationally, her “birth” and history was documented in Mosaic Memories, an e-book commissioned by the Singapore Memory Project. This particular Old Dragon Playground was designed by Mr Khor Ean Ghee, who was working in Housing and Development Board (HDB) in the 1970s, to create mini adventure lands in HDB housing estates. The playgrounds were to create spaces that could impress the younger generation at that time to a sense of Singapore identity. Although there were a number of different playground designs, the Dragon Playground was Mr Khor’s most successful attempt. Do check out Mosaic Memories e-book for a more in-depth write up of Mr Khor’s works, thoughts and feelings of the Old Playgrounds!

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She definitely stood the test of time and great changes to Singapore’s society, she is still standing tall and proud today. While her surrounding HDB blocks were vacated and the authorities have future plans to redevelop the area around it, the Grand Old Dame, our Old Dragon Playground is going to continue staying around her current location and still be an iconic symbol, a mini adventure space, a heritage and cultural symbol to showcase our Singapore’s culture and community from her early days and into the future.

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Whenever I revisited all the different Old Playgrounds, the feeling is always wonderful, I do miss those childhood days playing at all these old playgrounds. Many of the Old Playgrounds were gone and lost forever into our history, hopefully into books, photographs or into our beautiful memories inside our hearts. For those that still remains today in Singapore, shall we all spread a message to keep and preserve all of them? Let’s all Pass-It-On and Pay-It-Forward!


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Old Playgrounds: Bumboat Playground

The Old Bumboat Playground, located in the Eastern end of Singapore, inside Pasir Ris HDB Estate (the Old Bumboat Playground is located beside Ellias Mall). This is probably one of the newer playground among the Old Playgrounds in Singapore because Pasir Ris HDB Estate was developed at later stage as compared to other HDB Estates in other parts of Singapore. The Old Bumboat Playground reflects an integral part of Singapore’s history, heritage and culture, for her status as an internationally renowned harbour and Pasir Ris HDB Estate being very close to the sea and her activities around the Pasir Ris area.

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My photography adventure to document and photograph the Old Playgrounds in Singapore was a fun and exciting adventure. When I reached the Old Bumboat Playground, it was great to see Old Playgrounds filled with sand, they are the types of playgrounds that I fondly grew up with. While I never really played at the Bumboat Playground since I am more familiar with the slightly older designs such as Pelican Playground and Dove Playground. There were some distinct features of the Old Playgrounds and they were slides in many of the Old Playground designs, along with steps/ladders to climb up and down the Old Playgrounds.

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While I was playing at the Old Bumboat Playground when I was there taking photographs and memories, it was really nostalgic and going back in time to my childhood days, when things were a lot more carefree, fun and a lot less stressful than the society of today. What is the future for this Old Bumboat Playground?Along with the other Old Playgrounds that I had covered over time, I hope that they will keep it preserved for the future generations, something historical and significant heritage that built the culture and Singapore society.

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The Old Playgrounds are beautiful and fun, do go out there and enjoy the outdoor fun! No matter young or old, I believe you will love our Old Playgrounds! If you visit the Old Playgrounds, share the memories with your family, loved ones and friends! Let’s keep the spirit of fun, play and adventure with our Old Playgrounds!


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DBS Movies By The Bay

Watching movies in the outdoors under the stars, this was something that I haven’t done for a long time since I was a kid! Last weekend, on 18th October 2013, I went back in time to relieve my childhood memories to watch a movie in the outdoors under the stars and bright lights of our Marina Bay cityscape! This was the DBS Movies By The Bay, part of DBS efforts and active involvement in livening up the Marina Bay area with many exciting, fun and interesting initiatives and events!

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One of exciting event organised by DBS that took place earlier in the year was the DBS Marina Regatta 2013. This sporting event took place earlier in the year, attracted great crowds and participation from local and overseas dragon boating teams, along with community carnivals and sea activities for the public to enjoy! Do check out my coverage and write up of the DBS Marina Regatta 2013 that happened on the weekend of 18th and 19th May 2013 and the Bay Festival that happened on the weekend on 24th and 25th May 2013!

On the 18th October 2013 at DBS Movies By The Bay, the movie shown was Dark Knight, voted by the public as their favourite movie to be shown during DBS Movies By The Bay. It was a fun time eating snacks and watching an outdoor movie with friends, a good event for family fun activities with the young children too! There were food and drinks outlets for you to grab some snacks and drinks. As part of DBS support of Social Entrepreneurship, these outlets were operated by various social enterprises which will be selling popcorn, drinks and snacks during the movie screening.

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Here are the key information and details for DBS Movies By The Bay

– When: Every third Friday and Saturday of the month in October, November and December

– Time: 7pm

– Venue: Waterfront Promenade at Marina Bay Sands (Event Square @ Marina Bay, next to The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands)

For more details, do check out DBS Facebook Page for the latest news, happenings and updates! Stay tune for the DBS Movies By The Bay in November and December 2013, get your family, loved ones and friends to come down to Marina Bay and enjoy an outdoor movie under the stars with DBS Movies By The Bay!

I would like to say Thank You to DBS Group Marketing Communications for inviting me down to DBS Movies By The Bay! It was a fun and enjoyable event to catch an outdoor movie!


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Sony Introduces New Stunning Array of Digital Imaging Offerings

Sony recently announced new digital imaging products into their current line up of digital imaging products family. The new cameras were pretty impressive and attracted many interest following their announcement of their  cid:image004.jpg@01CBAE9C.0564E2A07, cid:image004.jpg@01CBAE9C.0564E2A07R, Cyber-shot RX10 and new full-frame E-Mount lenses. With the Sony rumours going around prior  to the official announcement, this was highly anticipated among the photography market/community worldwide, who were eagerly waiting to see/read/touch about the new Sony cameras!

7 and 7R

Setting a new benchmark in the industry, the 7 and 7R are the first cameras in the world to offer full-frame interchangeable lens mirrorless photography with auto focus. Both cameras feature an astounding 35mm full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor, with the 7 sporting a resolution of 24.3 effective megapixels, and the 7R that comes with 36.4-effective megapixel (approximate) resolution. This gives photographers limitless artistic and photo-taking opportunities, while delivering detail-packed stills or crisp, cinematic Full HD video. Fast-moving objects are also kept in sharp focus with the new Fast Intelligent AF technology for quick and precise autofocus.

The light, compact new  7 and  7R interchangeable lens full-frame digital cameras from Sony will be available at selected Sony Stores, Sony Centres and Sony authorised dealers from end-November 2013.

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Cyber-shot RX10

The 20.2-effective megapixel Cyber-shot RX10 bridge camera offers levels of clarity and resolving power in a compact, ultra-portable size. Equipped with a fixed Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24-200mm (35mm equivalent) F2.8 lens, the Cyber-shot RX10 delivers superb picture quality with an added versatile zoom range from wide-angle to telephoto. Its wide F2.8 maximum aperture gives you the equivalent brightness to those of interchangeable prime lenses, which allows you to achieve clear and detailed images even in low-lighting conditions.

The compact, all-in-one Cyber-shot RX10 digital camera from Sony will be available at selected Sony Stores, Sony Centres and Sony authorised dealers from end-November 2013.

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Full-Frame E-Mount Lenses

To get the very best out of the extensive array of interchangeable lens digital cameras from Sony, the new range of full-frame E-Mount lenses is ready to take full-frame photography to a whole new level. Compatible with the new 7 and 7R and all other E-Mount cameras and camcorders, the following lens line-up and mount adaptors aim to fulfill every type of photographer’s photo-taking needs:

  • SEL35F28Z: Sonnar T* FE 35mm F2.8 ZA – Wide-angle, full-frame fixed focal lens best for street scenes and landscapes.
  • SEL55F18Z: Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA – Dust-proof and moisture resistant, ideal for outdoor photography.
  • SEL2470Z: Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS – 24-70mm zoom, ideal for portraits, landscapes and everyday shooting.
  • SEL2870: FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS – Versatile, mid-range zoom. Great for family portraits and everyday snapshots.
  • SEL70200G: FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS – Premium, telephoto zoom.
  • SAL70200G2: 70-200mm F2.8 G SSM II (A-mount) – Telephoto A-Mount lens best suited for portraiture, sports and wildlife photo-taking.
  • LA-EA4 and LA-EA3: full-frame compatible mount adaptors – Allows users to enjoy the use of their A-Mount lenses on their E-Mount cameras.

The new lenses from Sony will be available at selected Sony Stores, Sony Centres and Sony authorised dealers from the following dates below:

Lens Availability
SEL35F28Z End-November 2013
SEL2870 End-November 2013 (optional lens kit for 7)
SEL2470Z To be announced
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The new Sony A7, A7R and RX10 cameras that were recently announced to the world attracted a lot of attention and getting people interested to look into them. Along with other camera brands FujiFilm, Panasonic, Nikon launching their new cameras at around the same time period. All these camera brands are definitely rocking the cameras market especially the mirrorless camera market segment and I reckon that the Sony A7 and A7R might make a big impact!

Here are some useful links and additional information for the Sony A7, A7R and RX10 cameras

Sony A7 Information Page on Sony Singapore

Sony A7R Information Page on Sony Singapore

– There is a Hands-on First Impressions of the Sony A7, A7R and RX 10 by Steve Huff, do visit his website and have a good read!

Sony A7 / A7R First Impressions Reviews on DPReview

– For more information on Sony Digital Imaging, do drop by their website here!

* Information and Photographs Courtesy of Sony Singapore and Waggener Edstrom Worldwide *

Rainforest Orchestra at Gardens By The Bay

The SuperTree Grove at Gardens By The Bay in Singapore, distinctive, unique and tall vertical trees with large canopies. The awesome SuperTrees are key landmarks and designs of Gardens By The Bay that are popular with the locals and international visitors to Gardens By The Bay. The OCBC Skyway allows visitors to be high up in the sky walking along the 128-metre long walkway with a height of 22-metres that connects two Supertrees at the Supertree Grove, and take in a different view of the Gardens. The OCBC Garden Rhapsody is the other star attraction/performance that combines beautiful lighting displays on the SuperTree Grove with beautiful music to give the visitors a memorable and beautiful lighting performances!

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There is a new performance, titled ‘Rainforest Orchestra’, the new Garden Rhapsody brings you on a journey through the rainforest of the world. In this first segment, venture into the depths of the Amazon as the forest gradually awakens at night. With the beautiful music and lighting display on the SuperTree Grove, you have to come down and visit the SuperTree Grove, sit down, relax and enjoy the Rainforest Orchestra! It’s a great location to capture the SuperTree Grove and their surroundings, the beautiful lightings and OCBC Garden Rhapsody!

Do remember to check out their Gardens By The Bay website or their Facebook Page for updates on new events and happenings!


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Welcome to Halloween Horror Nights 3!!

Ladies and Gentleman, welcome to Halloween Horror Nights 3!! This promises to be a scary yet very fun and exciting time to visit Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Singapore, located in the heart of Resorts World Singapore, Sentosa Island. I will bring you through the fun, scary, exciting adventures and experiences at Halloween Horror Nights 3!! There will be 3 immersive Scare Zones and 3 Haunted Houses, along with a Halloween Live Rock Musical.

Monster Rock: Halloween Edition (Pantages Theatre)

Do you remember the cartoon/movie Beetlejuice ? He’s coming to Halloween Horror Nights 3 at the Pantages Theatre with his fellow monsters/ghosts friends in this rock-n-roll musical! Featuring modern and classic rock songs packed inside this spectacular musical with lots of dancing and singing, accompanied by pyrotechnics and cutting-edge cinematic technology. This would be a good place to kickstart your Halloween Horror Nights 3 adventure!

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ADRIFT (Sound Stage 28)

After the Monster Rock: Halloween Edition, proceed to your first Haunted House titled ADRIFT! A storm-battered ship is found mysteriously adrift after being lost at sea since 1910 (Does the Titanic strikes a bell? Do you think it is the  Titanic?) The crew has vanished, yet there is a very mysterious presence that cannot be explained. This mysterious presence still remains today and it is still lingering around the ship. This ship was thought to have disappeared in the dark depths of the ocean, it didn’t and now the past is now revealed when you step into the ship. As you explore and discover the stories and interiors of the ship, in the eerie darkness, the past is never truly dead and will come alive Just For You!

Do not worry too much! It’s a little bit scary only! It’s fun and exciting! You will definitely walk out of the ship alive and can start to explore the other Haunted Houses and Scare Zones!

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Attack of the Vampires (New York) 

The town of Whittemore, once a charming town, it is now a graveyard of pale, fang-bearing living dead. The Daughter of the Undead has turned the rosy-cheeked residents into blood-thirsty Vampires! They are all around, on the streets, in a corner, somewhere out there, scary, silent (sometimes) and ready to consume you! Be careful, walk fast but don’t walk too fast and you miss saying Hi (or screaming) to the Vampires! You have been encouraged (warned) to look passionately into the eyes of the Vampires!

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Convention of Curses (Ancient Egypt)

After leaving the town of Whittemore, enter into Ancient Egypt whereby you can witness the magical and the unimaginable convention comprising of witches, wizards, and practitioners of the Dark Arts, gathering at the 366th Annual Convention of Curses. Remember to watch their beautiful (ghastly) rituals, you will be mesmerised by them! Mind your manners, don’t stare too eagerly or else a curse might befall on you!

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Songs of Death (Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure Back-of-House)

After leaving the Convention of Curses, it’s time to enter the house, known as Songs of Death! This house promises to be a very exciting (a bit more scary too!) journey into the world of opera troupe, the singing and the tragic stories behind what happened to all of them in the opera troupe. A starlet’s songs of vengeance turn into a spine-chilling requiem for her troupe. Enter into the world of a once flourishing Chinese Opera Academy and re-live the bloody massacre by a vindictive prima donna – The Maiden of the Opera.

Do not worry too much! It’s a little bit more scary only! It’s very fun and exciting! You will definitely walk out of the Chinese Opera Academy alive and can start to explore the other Haunted Houses and Scare Zones!

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Forbidden Forest (Lost World)

Before entering into the Haunted House – Possessions, you have to walk across the Forbidden Forest. In this special Forbidden Forest, only the brave ones like you venture through the woods of the Forbidden Forest after sunset. The Kingdom of Crone lies on the land of the forsaken and the forgotten, on the outskirts of the town. Look out for the Grand Dame of Black Magic, she eternally prowls the night for unsuspecting visitors’ souls to whet her insatiable appetite. The dark shadows are vicious, tread swiftly (don’t miss the fun too!) across the Forbidden Forest, remember that the morning is only a fool’s dream!

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Possessions (WaterWorld)

The grand finale, the third and final Haunted House, your last Halloween Horror Nights 3 adventure if you follow my Halloween Horror Nights 3 journey! This particular House, number 13, is for sale and do you want to buy it? You are invited to view the House no. 13 and they will tell you that the occupants of this crumbling mansion are recluses, however, the ghostly horrific truth is …. that they are imprisoned inside the House by evil spirits! This house viewing experience is so unique and interesting that you cannot miss/skip it! Their dream home is just a memory and do not be afraid to enter for a house viewing!

Do not worry at all! I survived the House no. 13 viewing experience! It’s just a little bit scary, that’s all!!

Halloween Horror Nights 3 was really very fun and exciting for me! It was scary at certain segments of the Haunted Houses and Scare Zones though! Overall, it was a great adventure! Call your friends, tell them about the fun and scary times that you can have at Halloween Horror Nights 3 and head down to Universal Studios Singapore to enjoy the Halloween Horror Nights! I loved the Haunted Houses, ADRIFT, Songs of Death and Possessions, it was a bit scary, however, I had an awesome adventure inside! Don’t worry too much! You will have as much fun as much as you are being scared!

Here are some key information and details of Halloween Horror Nights 3 at Universal Studios Singapore

Halloween Horror Nights website

– Tickets Prices and Packages 

– Event Nights: 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, 31 October & 1-3 November

– Frequent Fear Nights: 11, 12, 18, 19, 31 October & 3 November

– Opening Hours: 7pm – 1am

– Monster Rock: Halloween Edition at Pantages Theatre – Show Times 8pm, 10pm and 12am

I would like to say a big Thank You to Universal Studios Singapore for inviting me to the media preview of Halloween Horror Nights 3, with warm hospitality and awesome scary Halloween Horror Fun!


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Let’s Stand Together against CyberShock!

CyberShock! There is a cyber-attack attacking our cyber networks and our national essential services! Are you ready to stand together against CyberShock and defend  THE NATION?

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In our highly connected internet and social media networking lifestyle today, with many IT gadgets and running a web of technology lifestyle. The importance and significance of Cyber Defence, education and awareness just got even bigger and to be a part of our Total Defence and National Security. CyberShock is a fun and interesting event that aims to awaken Singaporeans to the likelihood of a cyber-attack affecting our lives in Singapore. This event bridges the gap between the virtual and physical worlds with the help of a LEGO city called THE NATION and a digital game. National Security is an abstract concept that encompasses many different things, Cyber Defence/Cyber Security is just one of the pillars of National Security.

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At the CyberShock event currently held at Suntec City West Atrium, there are over 168,277 LEGO pieces that forms THE NATION , comprising of The City Centre with five essential services namely (1) The Airport, (2) The Water Works, (3) The Federal Bank, (4) The Telecommunications Centre and (5) The Electricity Board. Being a LEGO fan, I really loved how the LEGO was used to build THE NATION! Once you are at CyberShock, play the various games there! By simulating a cyber-attack on essential services within a fictional environment, the game echoes the rallying cry “Let’s Stand Together”, as players solve a variety of puzzles to restore THE NATION’s five crippled essential services. Educational elements are also woven into the game in the form of booster questions. Oh, play the games, and you might win some attractive prizes, visit CyberShock and find out more!

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Share CyberShock with your friends, both online and offline, the importance and significance of Cyber Defence. Open up the minds of your family, relatives, loved ones and friends about Cyber Security, Cyber Defence and how everybody’s collective action “Let’s Stand Together” can help to prevent a cyber-attack! Given our current sophisticated and social media connectivity lifestyle, we are always on our smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops, both at work and leisure. Cyber Security affects everybody and it is not just the role of the Government to protect and defend our Cyber Security. You can play a part too and this is the time to share and Pass It On, the knowledge, importance and significance of Cyber Security and Cyber Defence!

Key Information and Event Details of CyberShock

Website: Let’s Stand Together

Facebook Page: Let’s Stand Together

Dates: 4th to 6th October 2013

Location: Suntec City West Atrium

Time: 11am to 8pm

Share it with your friends, drop by Suntec City West Atrium and visit CyberShock! For the Parents, do bring your children down to CyberShock, share with them and let them understand more about Cyber Defence.

Remember! Everybody plays a part in Cyber Defence, no matter how big or small. Let’s Stand Together against CyberShock and build a very strong Cyber Defence and Cyber Security!

National Geographic Channel And Canon Launch Asia-Wide EXPLORE TO INSPIRE Photo Contest

National Geographic Channel and Canon launched the Explore To Inspire Photo Contest on 1st October 2013, an Asia-wide search for Asia’s top photographers.

Held in celebration of National Geographic’s 125th anniversary, the two-month-long contest is open to all aspiring young photographers, aged 18 and above, residing in Singapore, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand or Vietnam.To enter the competition, participants are required to submit an original photograph(s) that must showcase what inspires the participants to explore. Each entry must also be accompanied by a description or an explanation (not exceeding 300 characters) of why the image inspires the participant to explore. All entries are to be submitted via the website www.exploretoinspire.com.

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The winning photographer will be presented with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III (body), and an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend the prestigious National Geographic Weekend Photography Workshop in San Francisco where they will hone their photography skills with one of the renowned National Geographic photographers from the United States. In addition, the first and second runners-up will receive a Canon EOS 6D (body) and a Canon EOS 70D (body) respectively. Reflecting both National Geographic and Canon’s objective of nurturing the photographic talent in everyone, these prizes have been carefully selected to provide budding photographers with top-end photography tools aimed at further developing both their interest and skills.

A panel of experts from both National Geographic Channel and Canon will determine the winners. The top three photographs from the contest will also be featured in the March 2014 copy of National Geographic’s Asia Edition.

“There is growing interest in photography in South and Southeast Asia and this contest is a great platform for all budding photographers to showcase their work. In line with Canon’s aim to promote the Photography Culture in the Southeast Asia region, we are pleased to work with National Geographic Channel to offer such great opportunities for the winners to further develop their love of photography,” said Mr Hideaki Nishimura, Senior Director & General Manager, Regional ICP Sales and Marketing Division, Canon Singapore Pte Ltd.

“The theme of exploration is synonymous with the National Geographic Channel and viewers are continuously inspired by our award-winning documentaries of some of the most outstanding landscapes in the world. We are delighted to once again partner Canon in the quest to find truly inspired images from photography enthusiasts,” said Mr Simeon Dawes, Senior Vice President of Advertising Sales & Partnerships Pan Regional at FOX One Stop Media.

The contest runs from 1 October to 30 November 2013.  Contest details can be found on: www.exploretoinspire.com

A summary of the awards and prizes as follows:

1st Place
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III (Body)
  • Trip to National Geographic Weekend Photography Workshop in San Francisco, US
  • Winning photo published in National Geographic magazine
1st Runner-up
  • Canon EOS 6D (Body)
  • Winning photo published in National Geographic magazine
2nd Runner-up
  • Canon EOS 70D (Body)
  • Winning photo published in National Geographic

* Information and details Courtesy of National Geographic Channel and Full Circle PR *