Friday, July 3, 2015

Pedestrian Night on Orchard Road 2015

The pilot Pedestrian Night on Orchard Road has been successful in garnering public interest and enhancing Orchard Road’s street vibrancy.

At each Pedestrian Night, the stretch between Scotts/Paterson junction to Bideford junction will be closed to vehicular traffic from 6 pm - 11pm, allowing visitors to experience an array of bustling activities across the entire space on the iconic shopping boulevard.

The Pedestrian Night on Orchard Road will be extended from July - December 2015 as we commemorate Singapore’s Golden Jubilee. For the extension, the buzz will extend beyond the street and visitors can look forward to different themes, in-mall activities, special promotions and contests. Visitors can also participate in the monthly photo contests on Instagram/Facebook and stand a chance to win attractive prizes!


  • Entry and exit to all operating carparks are not affected. The ingress and egress to all the carparks in the malls remain fully accessible.
  • • Orchard Road remains accessible via train services. 
  • • For drivers, entry to Orchard Road via Grange Road.

Monthly Themes:
4 July 2015 - Orchard Road Flash Sales
1 August 2015 - SG50 “Red and White” Party
5 September 2015 - Rev-up on Orchard
3 October 2015 - Get Active on Orchard Road
7 November 2015 - Fashion with Friends and Family
5 December 2015 - Christmas on A Great Street
* Theme and highlights are subjected to change

This initiative is organised by Orchard Road Business Association (ORBA) and supported by Singapore Tourism Board (STB).

For the latest information about Pedestrian Night, please visit http://www.orchardroad.org!
Follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/orchardroad.sg and Instagram at @orchardroad.sg

Singapore International Jewelry Expo 2015


The Singapore International Jewelry Expo is back to Marina Bay Sands Singapore from July 2 to 5, 2015, with more than US$150 million exhibit of exquisite range of jewelry and designs from around the world by 200 exhibitors from 26 countries.

Backed by strong support from the international jewelry industry spanning the globe from United States to South Africa, from Europe to Australia and from Asia, the Singapore International Jewelry Expo to showcase a truly spectacular trove of jewelry, gems and accessories to both members of the trade and the public and integrates two areas of interest – jewelry and investment.


This year, the organizer has worked tirelessly for twelve months to commission some of the most exquisite and affordable jewelry from jewelers from all over the globe, for buyers here in Singapore. These range from S$259 to S$15,000 and are crafted by some of the most talented jewelers from Italy, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore and more.

The Million Dollar Row presented by IVY Masterpiece showcase an extremely rare collection of Burmese ruby ring and diamonds ranging from rings to earrings to bracelets priced from S$1,500,000 to S$3,300,000. Learn about investments in gemstones from Ms Ivy Choa of IVY Masterpiece.
       
The show highlight is a 950-ct natural unheated Burmese ruby rough, which is extremely rare find! This is exhibited at the Luxe jeweller DeGem. To appreciate the importance and value of this amazing rough, one need only refer to the sale of a 25.59ct Burmese ruby ring at a world record price of USD30.33 million, at Sotheby’s auction in Geneva in May 2015. This world record was not only for a ruby sold at an auction but also for any colored gemstone at an auction.

Other highlights includes:

Exquisite 9.47 carat rare cushion cut Fancy Yellow Diamond worth USD 700,000 from KGK Diamonds. The GIA certified diamond is regarded as top most diamond certification lab globally.

​DeGem’s ‘Pinnacle of the Ocean’, a 38-carat unheated Burmese Sapphire set in place against the diamond-embellished, blackened gold ring. Certified by the Gem Research Swisslab, this natural sapphire with a rich and intense blue hue, makes it the centre of attention among all the other exhibits.​
IVY Masterpiece presents a rare S$600,000 diamond necklace made up of string of exquisite white diamonds accompanying a 5.06 carat pear shape centrepiece.

The show is organised by Conference and Exhibitions Management Services (CEMS). Visa is the official credit card for SIJE 2015.

Singapore International Jewelry Expo 2015
Venue: Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Halls A & B
Dates : 2 - 5 July 2015 (Thursday to Sunday)

Admission Time: 
11:30am to 8:30pm (Thursday - Saturday)
            11:30am to 7:00pm (Sunday)


For more information, pls visit: 



Photo Credit: CEMS

Canon PhotoMarathon 2015

The Canon PhotoMarathon is back in Singapore! Take up this highly anticipated challenge to create themed masterpieces under time pressure, roving around Singapore’s breathtaking cityscape as your visual playground. Be part of the multitude of passionate photographers ready to push the limits in capturing still images.

Date: 22 August 2015
Time: 0700 Hrs
Venue: Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Hall C
Participation Fees: (Open / Corporate) $15, (Student) $10

One Best Of Show winner from the Open Category and student Category will each win a Photo Clinic to Japan worth USD $5000.00!



Sign-up at https://photomarathon.canon-asia.com/ NOW!
Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1661316784087101/ 



P/S:  The Canon Photomarathon is open to all digital camera (DSLR/Mirrorless/Compact) users, regardless of brand of the camera.

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