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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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Museum Entrance

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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Festival des Métiers

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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Brewing Potions in Pottermore

With Wizard’s Duel offline, Potions is the only way to quickly gain house points. A lot of people came to my Pottermore review searching for information about Potions in Pottermore. So here’s a few tips and tricks. I assume that you already know how the Potion game works. For those who don’t know, this is […]

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A look into Pottermore

J.K. Rowling, retrieved from Pottermore.com J.K. Rowling certainly does not want the Harry Potter popularity to wane – even after the extraordinary success of the film series and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Her latest project, Pottermore, is an online experience developed with Sony. The website was described as an extension to the 7-book […]

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Natsu Matsuri 2011

Natsu Matsuri, or Japanese Summer Festival, is an annual event held at The Japanese School (Primary Level) in Changi, Singapore. Highlights include festival games, performances and a bazaar sprawling across almost all major hallways at ground level. Although I knew about this event for years, I have not been to the festival until mere days […]

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COTEetCIEL Laptop Messenger Review

I have grown out of Crumpler and Timbuk2 bags, which are too common and do not last as long as they did before – Plus these brands release bags in all sorts of bright colours that could become hard to wear sometimes – so that you have to always buy one in black, or feel […]

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Trip to Hong Kong 2011 – Day 3 and 4

I’ll just consolidate the last two days of this trip into one post! The weather forecast warned us about Level 3 typhoon winds – and it was accurate. It was very comfortable to walk outdoors, but the wind brought about several bouts of unpredictable sweeping rain. Most of the day we were inside shopping malls […]

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Overview of the new USS Annual Passes

The new Annual Pass programme for Universal Studios Singapore (USS) was finally announced on 6th July 2011 – three days after the pioneer batch of Annual passes expired. Here is their official page. As I found their information to be jumbled – difficult to weigh the cost and benefits of each Annual Pass, I have […]

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Trip to Hong Kong 2011 – Day 1

Just mere days after finally completing National Service, I found myself at Hong Kong with my family. We’ve not traveled together since late 2009. We took the 8:05AM flight on Cathay Pacific. Upon arriving and dropping our luggage at the hotel, we went straight to Causeway Bay for lunch at Hunan Garden. Located at Level […]

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