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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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Open Rice Tasty Union @ Borgata Trattoria Osteria

Italian Cuisine, simply Italian, absolutely marvelous and delicious. A big thank you to OpenRice Singapore and Borgata Trattoria Osteria, I was invited to a wonderful event known as Open Rice Tasty Union (ORTU). Italian cuisine is famous for its pizzas and pasta, they have a great reputation and admiration around the world, however, there are other Italian cuisine that are just as tasty and delicious !

Well for a start, this was part of our beautiful and delicious starters !

For the main course, we have the pastas and pizzas ! This is just 1 of each pasta and pizza dishes !

Oh yes, for this special ORTU occasion, the Chef specially prepared a special pasta for us !

Last but not least, the desserts ! Absolutely wonderful, in 7th heaven, sweet and delicious !

From my photographs, I am going keep a suspense for you …. I won’t tell you the names of these wonderful Italian cuisine …. Why don’t you pay a visit to

Borgata Trattoria Osteria

Blk 3C The Cannery

River Valley Road #01-02

Opening Hours : Mon, Tue & Thur – 6pm to 11pm & Wed, Fri & Sat – 6pm to 1am

Happy tasting & hope you enjoy Italian Cuisine at Borgata Trattoria Osteria, just like me !

Mid Autumn Festival in Singapore

In the Chinese Lunar Calendar, the 8th Month, an important festival that would fall on the Lunar 15th Day of the 8th Lunar Month, known as the Mid-Autumn Festival – 中秋节 , the history, mythology and origins, varies accordingly. Nevertheless, it was a month of gatherings, events, enjoying moon cakes, admiring the moon in the sky, carrying lanterns and photography for me.

The light up had begun in Singapore, with Chinatown and Clarke Quay spruced up with beautiful lights and displays, brightening up the region even brighter, many people, including tourists were all beginning to visit and enjoy the festivities and atmosphere. Starting at Central, I began my walking down along the Singapore River, taking photographs of the displays and lights. It was too crowded yet, as the date draws nearer to the the 15th day of the 8th Lunar Month, whereby the Moon in the sky would be round and beautiful, the crowds would slowly build up.

There were booths with different varieties of snacks, food and cultural items, that drew quite a crowd and it was quite a challenge to get across to the other side, crossing the bridge to Clarke Quay and hiked back towards Central. Along the way, finding suitable locations and making use of the surroundings to take long exposure shots of Singapore River and the Mid Autumn Festival lightings.

Proceeding to Chinatown after that, it was another area of packed activities, lots of people enjoying the festivities and celebrations of Mid Autumn Festival. People, of all ages, young and old, locals and tourists, were enjoying themselves and taking photographs to celebrate the Mid Autumn Festival.

Check out my photographs here on Flickr ! The Mid Autumn Festival 2010 in Singapore is still ongoing 11 September to 10 October, do drop by Clarke Quay, Chinatown and Central for a visit !

A Spectacular Night at Singapore River Festival 2010 !

An awesome night of performance, across the Singapore River, in between Clarke Quay and the Central. The Singapore River Festival 2010 kicked off with a great bang with a magical performance known as AIR – A Spectacular by the River.

Combining the elements of air and water, along with aerial acrobatics and beautiful choreography, this wonderful performance showcase the essence and history of Singapore River, from its days of an international port to the present hip and happening dining and entertainment belt along the Singapore River. Combining the 2 elements of air and water, it’s like a combination of East meets West, that is a cosmopolitan of rich cultures and diversities all coming together, that made Singapore today, with the Singapore River playing a huge part in the history and economical development of modern cosmopolitan Singapore.

As the performance got underway, it was very entertaining and amazing, let my photos bring you through the journey of a spectacular night at Singapore River Festival 2010 !


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