Thursday, August 28, 2014

Lenovo Latest Offerings | Horizon 2 and ThinkPad 10

28th August, 2014 - Lenovo today announced the launch of 2 latest devices to revolutionise the living room and the boardroom – the Lenovo Horizon 2, a two-in-one Windows 8 PC providing multi-touch use at any angle, and the ThinkPad 10, a tablet optimized for business professionals and executives seeking the ultimate in flexibility and mobility.


Horizon 2



The Horizon 2 measures only 19.5mm thick and tips the scales at 7.6kg, is much thinner and lighter than its predecessor. Together with its Aura interface, users can simply shake their Android device while using the new Horizon mobile app, allowing content to “fall” onto the its screen, or “pull” out content onto the PC’s display.


With the Horizon 2’s multi-user capabilities, friends can even pull content from one another, edit photos simultaneously with the its multi-touch screen, and even upload directly to Facebook or another phone. As an added bonus, Horizon 2’s new face tracing feature allows users to upload photos from their camera or smartphone and have the Aura interface try to recognize the faces in the photos.



ThinkPad 10



The ThinkPad 10, built for ultra-mobile professionals is a conveniently portable and durable tablet that offers users a full-fledged PC experience for users in the office, at home or on the move. Featuring Windows 8.1, a high-speed Intel Quad Core processor, brilliant 10" full HD screen and incredibly long battery life, the versatility of the ThinkPad 10 gives users freedom to work, play and create anytime and anywhere.

Pricing and Availability

The Lenovo Horizon 2 will be available for pre-orders from $2399 at COMEX 2014. First 10 customers will receive a free Yoga Tablet 10 HD+.

The Lenovo ThinkPad 10 tablet is available now through commercial orders with prices starting from $1249.

All products are available through Lenovo retailers and business partners.

Canon Promotional Deals at COMEX 2014

The COMEX 2014 is happening at Suntec from 28 Aug - 31 Aug 2014.
Check out Canon's promotional deals as below:

Canon Printers
Suntec City Convention
Hall 406 Booth 8303

1. MG5570 Advanced Wireless AIO with 2.5” LCD Screen
Show Price: $120 (usual $169) – enjoy $49 off in celebration of Singapore 49th Birthday
Promotion:
- Free PIXMA Scrapbook Kit cum Photo Album worth $88
- Free Trolley worth $13
- Option to buy a set of XL inks at 50% off (save: $65)
Available in Black & White

2. MX727 High Performance AIO with 2-sided Auto Document Feeder
Show Price: $250 (usual $299) – enjoy $49 off in celebration of Singapore 49th Birthday
Promotion:
- Free OTO Spinal Support Massager worth $268
- Free Trolley worth $13
- Option to buy a set of XL inks at 50% off (save: $65)

3. MF8280Cw Wireless Colour Laser Multi-Function Device
Show Price: $529 (usual $799) (save $270)
Promotion:
- Free $150 NTUC Voucher
- Free Black Toner worth $90
- Free Delivery worth $30
Total free gifts worth $279

More Promotions:







Canon Cameras
Suntec City Convention
Hall 406 Booth 8201A

1. EOS 70D
Kit (EF S18-55 IS STM) Price: $1699
Kit II (EF S18-135 IS STM) Price: $2049
Kit III (EF S18-200 IS) Price: $2149 More information
Body Price: $1499
Promotion: $150 off with trade-in of any digital camera + EOS Bag + SD8GB

2. EOS 600D
Twin lens kit (with EF S18-55 IS II + EF S 55-250 IS II) Price: $949 (usual $1049)
Promotion:
- $50 cash Back + EOS Bag + SD8GB + EOS 600D User Guide

3. PowerShot S200
Price: $299 (usual $399)
Promotion: SD8GB + case

More Promotions:


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Dell XPS13 Review

Recently had a chance to lay my hands on Dell XPS 13, a 13.3” ultra book with a 4th generation Haswell i5 processor installed with Windows 7.  I would prefer that the review set be installed with Windows 8 so that I can have a chance to test its touch screen performance too.


The thin and sleek laptop comes with Corning Gorilla Glass NBT screen and packed in machined aluminum and carbon fiber chassis which made it more sturdy and durable, it somehow feels heavier than it is at 1.36kg. The 13.3” display packed in a chassis similar to an 11” laptop has increased its portability.



You can expect superior graphics with Intel HD graphics 4400 on a full HD display, loving its vibrant colors of its display. One downside of the display is that, it is rather reflective, which makes viewing challenging in brightly lit surroundings.


With the 4th generation Intel Core processors, the Dell XPS 13 boots up pretty fast which is really satisfying and multi-tasking with several windows opened do not pose any issue or cause any slowdown to the processing speed.

The keyboard is very comfortable to type with, and love that it is back lit, which is great when typing under low light.  I tried typing with lights totally off, and had no issues in hitting the the correct message.  The keyboards soft muted clicks will be greatly appreciated when you do not have a room by yourself, leaving your office-mates or room-mates with peace.


Heat ventilation may be a concern to some as the machine can get heated up after some 45mins, but noise will not be much of a concern since Dell XPS 13 is rather tame and its noise goes unnoticed in most scenarios.

If I must find fault with Dell XPS 13, it does not come with a SD card slot which is a common feature among most laptops nowadays.  In additional, this laptop only comes with two USB 3.0 and a Display Port.  Thus a USB Hub may be required to bring along if you were to need to plug in a card reader, a portable hard disk and your mobile phone for charging at the same time, which is cumbersome.  Also battery life span of up to 5hours+ per full charge seems inadequate.

My verdict:
The price may seems a bit steep however its general performance is rather satisfactory.  The portability of this light weighted laptop will be great for consideration for those who are always on-the-go. Its sleek and chic design will be a favourite choice for those going after designs.


Specs of the review set:
Intel HD graphics 4400 on a full HD display.
4th generation Intel Core i5 processors
128GB mSATA solid state drive
Windows 7

Casio EXILIM EX-FR10 Freestyle Camera

Casio introduces the EXILIM EX-FR10 to its family of EXILIM cameras, which is designed for fun and recreation.

With the innovative two-part modular structure, the camera module easily docks or detaches from the LCD-equipped controller providing three distinct styles of shooting when using the EX-FR10', enabling users to explore a myriad of perspectives and camera angles currently not possible with conventional cameras today.

This innovative camera can be utilized in 3 different styles, namely the Split style (by detaching the module and shooting remotely with the controller or hands-free using the interval shooting function), Selfie style (with the camera upright and LCD screen facing self-wards)and Conventional style (by docking and folding the camera module on its hinge) to obtain greater angles and methods of shooting. Perspectives captured are also greatly enhanced with the included accessories such as the Multi-angle Belt set and Multi-angle grip along with the lanyard and head strap which allows for more convenient usage..

The EX-FR10 is also WiFi-enabled, allowing you to share images and videos instantly with your friends and family on social media while on the move by sending it to your smartphone.

Pricing and Availability:
This flexible EXILIM EX-FR10 camera comes in 3 different colours - Orange, Green and White, at a Suggested Retail Price of SGD $699.00 and will be available at all Casio authorised retailers in Singapore at the end of September.


Promotions at COMEX 2014:

If you are heading to the COMEX 2014, take note that a special tech showcase of the EXILIM EX-FR10 at COMEX 2014 will be held on 28 August 2014 at Suntec Convention Centre, whereby:

  • First 40 consumers can sign-up for an exclusive outdoor photography trip specially organized by Casio Singapore (no purchase required)
  • Consumers can pre-order the EX-FR10 with accessories: Multi-angle belt set, multi-angle grip, carabineer, lanyard, tripod adaptor, lens hood and multi-purpose nut at MSRP SGD $699.00 and receive 200 points (worth $200 in value) that can be used to redeem accessories at the Casio EXILIM booth (8117) at COMEX 2014, limited to the first 50 customers 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe 'Fly Me To Hong Kong'

 
Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe (新旺香港茶餐厅), together with Focal Travel (风格旅游), will be awarding 48 lucky diners and their partner with flight tickets and accommodation to Hong Kong, The Oriental Pearl (香港 - 东方之珠), worth a total of S$30,000!

From now till 19 October, diners with minimum spending of $50 at any of the 16 Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe, will be given a Xin Wang Passport holder comprising a registration form to participate in this grand lucky draw. In additional, all participants will be treated to a complimentary Iced HK Milk Tea with the coupon found in the passport.


Three lucky winners will be selected from each outlet, with a total of 48 lucky winners from all 16 outlets! 

1st Prize
- Two Cathay Pacific return flight tickets to Hong Kong
- 3D2N stay at Royal Park Hotel
- Two Hong Kong Disneyland 1-day passes
 
2nd Prize 
- Two Cathay Pacific return flight tickets to Hong Kong
 
3rd Prize
- 3D2N stay at Royal Park Hotel

What better time to head over to Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe to get a chance to jet off to Hong Kong and
 "饮杯茶,食个包 "!

 
In additional, new items are added to the menu, giving you more excuses to visit Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe!

Crayfish 'N' Egg Bee Hoon

Crispy Prawn Noodle

Ice Coconut Float


Rainbow Gula Melaka

To end the post, take a look at this promotional video which hopefully perks you up! ^_^

 

Xin Wang Hong Kong Café Outlets

Anchorpoint  . Springvale @ Siglap . Cathay Cineleisure Orchard . Tiong Bahru Plaza . Changi Airport Terminal 3 . West Coast Plaza . Djitsun Mall . White Sands Shopping Mall . Heartland Mall . Yew Tee Point . Holland Village . JEM . Marina Square . One@kentridge (NUH) . Northpoint Shopping Center . Plaza Singapura
 
New Outlets (Coming Soon)

East Point . Fairprice Hub . Seletar Mall

Xin Wang Hong Kong Café

 
 
Photo Credit for non-watermarked images:
Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe

Friday, August 22, 2014

Malaysia National Mourning for MH17 Victims

Today, 22 August 2014,  is the day when Malaysians take a moment to mourn for the Malaysian victims of MH17, which was shot down on July 17, some 50km from the Russia-Ukraine border. All 298 on board, including 43 Malaysians, were killed.
 
My deepest condolence to the family & friends of the victims on board MH17, and may the passengers and crew of MH17 R.I.P.



The Pelican Seafood Bar & Grill with Unlimited Belvedere Vodka Cocktails x The Entertainer App

Attended the Entertainer party at The Pelican Seafood Bar & Grill recently where we get to enjoy canaepes and Belvedere Vodka cocktails - Sunkiss and Citrus Summer.







The Pelican Seafood Bar & Grill, located at One Fullerton, offers East Coast American cuisine, where you  both indoor and alfresco dining.  It is a great venue for a chillout as you get to lay back and marvel at the surroundings by the bay. 


 
Have you heard about The Entertainer App? As suggested by their slogan, there's always something to smile about.


For the month of August, The Pelican Seafood Bar & Grill will be running a promotion through the Entertainer App, where you get to enjoy one complimentary main course and unlimited Belvedere cocktails when a main course and unlimited Belvedere cocktail of equal of greater value is purchased.




The Entertainer App is especially useful if you dine out frequently, or if you frequently dine in larger group.  Most credit cards' '1-for-1' promotions only allow up to max of 4 person but you can use redeem up to 4 Entertainer vouchers, meaning, for a max of 8 person. 

The full Entertainer App which is valid till end of this year will cost S$95.00.  You probably think it is not worthwhile to make that purchase since we are already coming towards year end in few month's time.

Fret not, you can now download The Entertainer App for a month's trial!

Special for the readers:
Pay only S$19.00 for one month Entertainer by entering the promo code: @ckchai. (Promo code expired in 1 Sep 2014)  You will  be able to access 770+ “buy-1-get-1″ offers in some of the hottest restaurants, nightspots, informal dining, spas, attractions and activities in Singapore for a one-month period from the date of purchase!

Download the app from the below here:
URL:  https://www.theentertainerme.com/trysgfor19/


The Pelican Seafood Bar & Grill
One Fullerton
#01-01 1 Fullerton Road
Singapore 049213
Tel: +65 6438 0400

Opening Hours:
Lunch: Monday – Friday (12pm to 3pm)
Dinner : Monday – Saturday (5pm to 11pm)
Closed on Sundays

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014

16th August 2014 was an occasion for the music lovers to gather at Surf Beach, Sunway Lagoon; where the 6th MTV World Stage Malaysia took place. The stellar line-up of performers B.o.B, Yuna, Boys Republic and Thaitanium rocked the stage in Malaysia with a sensation of R&B, hip-hop and K-pop performances.

Crowd can be spotted at the entrance of Sunway Lagoon as early as 4:30pm, despite the fact that it would start att 7:30pm only.  Although there's drizzling, the rain did not put off the music lovers.  The MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014 MUST take place, be it rain or shine!


 


As the night fallen, the entire Surf Beach was lighted up by the stage lights and it felt like the Kuala Lumpur (KL) City is all ready for a night of great performance,


Thaitanium, a Thai-American Hip Hop music group, kick start the concert and got the audience heated up and all set for the night.  KHAN, WAY, DAY, BIG CALO and Tony B wowed the audience with an upbeat 11-track medley, including an inaugural performance of their new single with Snoop Dogg, “Wake Up (Bangkok City)” where lyrics were tweaked to "Wake Up (KL City)".



When the 5 cute Korean guys from Boys Republic made their appearance, the younger fans started to scream with all their might!  They kicked off their performance with “You Are Special” and expressed their love in returning to Malaysia. Audience of MTV World Stage Malaysia were treated to their maiden performance of Boys Republic’s remix of “Video Game”, where fans were invited to post 15-second mobile phone clips on Instagram to #worldstagemyfancam.

One lucky fan, who won Boys Republic’s “Girlfriend” contest, was introduced during “Dress Up”, whom she got curated towards a new Korean look by the K-Pop group’s stylist and received a wardrobe she strutted proudly on-stage as the boys serenaded her. Their show culminated with fan favourite, “Party Rock”.



Malaysia's home girl, Yuna who is now based in Los Angeles, was warmly welcomed by the crowd as she elevated on to the stage, singing “Falling” against a backdrop of waterfall pyrotechnics. A nos. of both English and Malay songs, e.g. “Mountains”, “Lelaki”, “Dan Sebanarya”, “Lights And Camera” and “Terukir Di Bintang” were sung, fans were mesmerized  by Yuna when she performed “Rescue” with her ukulele. The Malaysian superstar then wrapped up her set with the song, “Come Back”. This is the first time I listen to Yuna's songs, they were refreshing, with a zest of bossa nova style, totally enjoyed her songs!


 

International rapper, B.o.B, returned to Malaysia and impressed the audience with an energetic performance of a 16-track medley, including "Don’t Let Me Fall”, “Ready ft. Future”, “Headband ft. 2 Chainz”, “John Doe ft. Priscilla” and “So Good”. Throughout his performance, B.o.B thrilled his fans by randomly snapping selfies with their phone and went crowd surfing. MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014 was lit up with audience waving their mobile phones to a soulful performance of “Both of Us ft. Taylor Swift”. It was a poignant moment when B.o.B dedicated global hit song “Airplanes ft. Hayley Williams of Paramore”, to all those who had lost loved ones in recent tragedies.

 
Missed the concert?  Fret not, MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014’s full show premieres o Wednesday, 20 August 2014 @ 6.30pm (WIB), 7.30pm (SG) and 8.30pm (MAL); Friday, 29 August @ 10pm (PH)

Repeated Telecast of MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014 will air during below timing:
  • Friday, 22 August at 9pm (WIB), 10pm (SG) and 11pm (MAL)
  • Saturday, 23 August at 11am (WIB), 12pm (SG) and 1pm (MAL)
  • Wednesday, 27 August at 2pm (WIB), 3pm (SG) and 4pm (MAL)
  • Saturday, 30 August at 12pm (TH), 10pm (WIB), 11pm (SG) and 12am (MAL)
  • Sunday, 31 August at 2pm (WIB), 3pm (SG), 4pm (MAL) and 10.30pm (TH)
  • Monday, 1 September at 8am (TH)
  • Tuesday, 2 September at 8.30pm (TH)
  • Wednesday, 3 September at 2pm (TH)
  • Thursday, 4 September at 3.30pm (TH)
  • Friday, 5 September at 9pm (TH)
     
Photo credit for non-watermarked photos:
MTV Asia, Lucas Lau, Kristian Dowling & Aloysius Lim

Monday, August 18, 2014

X-Box One Pre-Order Starts Now in Singapore From S$639

Xbox One will be coming to Singapore on 23 September 2014, pre-order will be available in major retail stores starting now.  The two Xbox One bundles are offered together with EA SPORTS FIFA 15 for a limited time at no extra cost, at a fantastic value.

Xbox One Launch Console Bundle
Every Xbox One system will include the Xbox One console, which features a 500GB hard drive, Blu-ray player and built-in Wi-Fi, one Xbox One Wireless Controller, a chat headset, a HDMI cable, a free 14-day trial of Xbox Live Gold for new members and a digital copy of EA SPORTS™ FIFA 15, all for only S$639 while stocks last.

Xbox One Launch Kinect Bundle
The bundle will include the Xbox One console with the all new Kinect, one Xbox One Wireless Controller, a chat headset, a HDMI cable, a free 14-day trial of Xbox Live Gold for new members, as well as a digital copy of EA SPORTS™ FIFA 15 and Dance Central Spotlight, for only S$739 while stocks last.

Other Pre-order Promotions:
  • In addition, you can also pre-order a Xbox One Essentials Kit which will include one Xbox One Wireless Controller, Titanfall and a 12-month Xbox Live Gold membership, for only S$169 (U.P S$224.70) while stocks last.
  • Collect your Xbox One pre-order bundles at Funan DigitaLife Mall Atrium from 1:00pm, 23 September 2014 to an Exclusive Xbox Fan Gear (worth S$189) .
  • Receive a Microsoft Gift Card worth S$24 when you pay with a DBS/POSB credit or debit card.
Exclusive games available at launch:
1. Crimson Dragon
2. Dance Central Spotlight
3. Dead Rising 3
4. Forza Motorsport 5
5. Halo: Spartan Assault
6. Killer Instinct
7. Kinect Sports Rivals
8. Max: The Curse of Brotherhood
9. Peggle 2
10. Powerstar Golf
11. Ryse: Son of Rome
12. Titanfall
13. Xbox Fitness
14. Zoo Tycoon

Exclusive games launching in Singapore this holiday season:
1. Forza Horizon 2
2. Halo: The Master Chief Collection
3. Project Spark
4. Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive

Other blockbuster games coming to Singapore this holiday season:
1. Assassin’s Creed Unity
2. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
3. Destiny
4. Disney Infinity 2.0 : Marvel Super Heroes
5. Dragon Age: Inquisition
6. Far Cry 4
7. FIFA 15
8. Just Dance 2015
9. LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
10. Minecraft: Xbox One Edition
11. NBA 2K15
12. Shape Up
13. The Crew
14. The Evil Within
15. WWE 2K15

FIFA 15

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Alive Museum Singapore

Have heard so much about the Alive Museum that oirginate from South Korea, which is newly opened in June this year.  Finally, I got a chance to visit the place, with compliments from OMY.sg and Alive Museum!

With a total of 15 branches globally,  Alive Museum is the world's largest chain of such 3D illusinary entertainment attraction. The Alive Museum has its own dedicated R&D team, with all artworks hand-painted and handcrafted by her own team of artists from South Korea.  The various genres of artwork, inclusive of Trick Art, Digital Art, Object Art, Experimental Art and Dark Room is to provide ensur a complete and immersive experience!

There are a total of over 80 art exhibits at Alive Museum, of which 9 are locally themed and unique to Singapore, and the nos of exhibits are expected to increase to more than 100 by early 2015.  Every 12- 18 months, 30% of the collections will be refreshed, with themed exhibits during special occasions such as Christmas and Chinese New Year so that visitors will be able to enjoy brand new experience on their repeated visits.

Start clicking away and make use of the free WIFI provided to upload and share the fun snapshots instantly with your family and friends on the various social media platforms!

I believe I can fly!!!  An Angel?  Nope, I always define myself as the devil among the
angels and you will know why if you ever read my blog post long long time ago...
 
 Look at the sweet Mermaid who is smiling all the way...

Look at my break dance performance, trying head spinning for the first time!

Help!!!  They are not only after my life, but also...

Oops, why am mommy & I trapped in the body of E.T.?

Freedom... Mommy flying around the scenic garden!

 I'm not at all afraid of the Incredible Hulk. Look, I can fly!!!
 
 
Gosh, I'm thirsty!!!

Naughty mommy pulled down Michael Jackson's hat to block his view!!!

Mirror Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest among all?

 OMG, what happened to President Obama???  Hahaha...
Oops, sorry, I don't mean to be rude!
 

POINTERS:
  • It is recommended to go at off peak hours so that you can save the hassle of queuing at the "hot spots".
  • Give yourself approximately 2 hours for full enjoyment of photo-taking at your own pace.
  • Look out for the photo points icons on the ground at each exhibits to achieve the best and most realistic-looking pictures.
  • For best photo composition, crop your photos within the art piece.
  • For female visitors, it is not recommended to wear skirt/dress as there is a mirror room which is reflective of all angles. Also there are many poses that may require one to squat or sit on the ground.

 
CURRENT PROMOTIONS
  • Like Alive Museum Facebook page and get a free meal at Burger King Suntec with purchase of a full-priced tickets, valid till 30 Sep 2014.
  • Purchase tickets online via http://booking.alivemuseum.sg/ with promotion code "aliveopen" to enjoy 20% off. 
  • Stand to win 3D2N Ritz Carlton stay, dining vouchers and more at ‪#‎AlivePostcard‬ facebook contest! Simply upload a picture taken at Alive Museum Singapore / mask your face in one of the templares via https://apps.facebook.com/postcard-alive to participate. Create a postcard and add a caption.

Alive Museum Singapore
3 Temasek Boulevard,
Suntec City, #03-372
Singapore 038983
(Between Tower 3 & 4)
 
Nearest MRT Station: Promenade MRT (Circle Line)
 
Operating Hours: 10am – 10pm Daily (Last Admission at 9pm)

Admission Fees: $25 (Adults), $20 (Children 3-12 yrs)
Family Package $60 (2 adults, 1 child, $10 for each additional child)
 

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