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Boogie Countdown at Universal Studios Singapore

Boogie Countdown 2012 was Universal Studios Singapore’s first large-scale countdown event. Guests could enjoy the park’s attractions and special entertainment throughout the night. Last year’s event was known as “Countdown 2011 Resorts World Sentosa” and had half the park’s attractions operating. It was a closed event for Resorts World Sentosa’s partners and clients. The park […]

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Hollywood Dreams Parade

Universal Studios Singapore launched Hollywood Dreams Parade on 31 December 2011. This is the park’s first permanent parade show and will be a regularly performed on the evenings of weekends and public holidays.

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PlayStation Vita

Playstation Vita is Sony’s latest portable entertainment device, the successor to the popular Playstation Portable (PSP) console released back in 2007. With a large brilliant display and powerful quad-core processors, it promises to deliver the ultimate portable gaming experience. Sony is also keeping up with the latest mobile device trends, and has put in place […]

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Sony NEX-5n

Recently, I sold away my NEX-5 to upgrade to NEX-5N. On paper, it seems that the NEX-5N only has a few changes: Touchscreen input, 16.1 Megapixels (up from 14.2) and a higher burst/consecutive shooting rate. Using the camera however, tells a different story.

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Wicked: The Broadway Musical – in Singapore

Finally, Wicked is here at Singapore. For those who strangely have no idea what I’m talking about, this is a hit Broadway musical that I have never expected to watch in Singapore. I have no idea who first introduced Wicked to me, but over the years, I have collected almost all cast recordings, read the […]

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Starbot Cafe: Human Refueling Center

Starbot Cafe is the latest F&B outlet at Universal Studios Singapore. Located at the Sci-Fi City zone, the cafe sits in nicely in the middle of two major blockbuster attractions: Battlestar Galactica: Human vs Cylon and Transformers: The Ride. It does not appear to be solely themed to Transformers (although the crew here wear NEST […]

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Transformers: The Ride

UPDATE: Transformers: The Ride has officially opened! Transformers: The Ride started its technical rehearsals today at Universal Studios Singapore. I am pleased to say that it is an amazing ride, and you can read all about it right here! Where else, huh? This extended entry features a photo tour of the pre-show elements, a detailed […]

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Universal Studios Singapore – Update 11/2011

UPDATE 2! Transformers: The Ride is now open for technical rehearsal. For the review/report and photos of the attraction, please go this entry. UPDATE! Transformers: The Ride Previews for all Annual Passholders On 25th and 26th November 2011 During Park hours (10am to 9pm) No reservation is required. All annual passholders will be able to […]

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iPhone 4S, Siri and Singapore

Despite recommending that iPhone 4 users should stick with their devices for another year… I’ve changed to the iPhone 4S. It’s a lot easier to get hold of an iPhone 4S in Singapore now (compared to the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4) as most telco companies, especially Singtel, did away with their messy and unreliable […]

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Halloween Horror Nights Singapore

From tonight, malevolent forces have taken over Universal Studios Singapore. The army of fear has bathed the park with terror and mayhem, transforming four iconic themed zones into immense domains of horror. What a crazy night it has been. Here is my detailed review and trip report for the first Halloween Horror Nights at Universal […]

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Maritime Experiential Museum & Aquarium

Addendum March 2012: This Museum is no longer known as Maritime Experiential Museum and Aquarium (MEMA), and has been rebranded as The Maritime Experiential Museum. The Aquarium aspect of this attraction appears to be removed from all marketing materials, possibly to strengthen the adjacent Marine Life Park. Set sail on a journey back in time […]

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Top features from iOS 5

Update: 05/10/2011 iPhone 4S annnounced Apple has unveiled an update to their most popular smartphone, iPhone 4. While the revised product is physically similar to the CDMA (Verizon) iPhone 4, the real changes occur under the hood: – Dual-core A5 processor, also found in iPad 2 – 8 Megapixel rear camera, Improved camera abilities and […]

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Louis Vuitton Marina Bay – Island Maison

I’m back after spending an evening at the Louis Vuitton Island Maison at Marina Bay Sands. It was an exclusive preview and there are certainly less than a hundred guests within this gigantic store, leaving my family to tour the Maison rather peacefully with our very sweet and charming guide. In short, this store IS […]

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The Crystal is calling…

Update! I have returned from the preview tour of the Louis Vuitton Island Maison! Read all about it in this new blog post! 17th September marks the grand opening of the Louis Vuitton Island Maison at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. This is the first Maison store in South-east Asia and more excitingly: the world’s first […]

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Hermès Festival des Métiers

Have you ever wondered why people would pay a small fortune for Hermès products? Or why do Birkin bags command years-long wait lists? Or why do their stores carry this mystical air of timelessness? The Hermès Festival des Métiers (Festival of Crafts) is an extraordinary experience for anyone who appreciates the classic design and philosophy […]

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Overview: Halloween attractions in Singapore 2011

It is going to be an fright-filled October with three large-scale Halloween attractions in Singapore! Night Safari and Sentosa are back with their popular Halloween Horrors and Spooktacular events. Resorts World Sentosa has finally done their Universal Studios park justice by bringing the famous Halloween Horror Nights from the American Universal Studios theme parks! So, […]

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