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Latest Orchard Road Singapore News

Bus route diversions at Orchard Road on Jul 11
SINGAPORE – There will be temporary bus route diversions at Orchard Road on July 11 (Saturday) due to the SHINE Festival event. SMRT announced in a press statement that bus services 77, 106, 167, 171, 190, 700A and 972 will be diverted from 6pm to …
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Flash sales, SG50 party to mark extension of Pedestrian Night
SINGAPORE: Flash sales and an SG50 "Red and White" party are just two of the themes for the popular initiative Pedestrian Night on Orchard Road, which has been extended till the end of the year, organisers said on Monday (Jun 29). The event will see …
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SHINE Festival celebrates best of youths in Singapore
SINGAPORE: Youths were seen along streets of Orchard Road on Saturday (Jul 11), partying in the SHINE Festival, as the road was lit by a spectacle of colour. The festival is in its 10th year and is organised by youths for youths. This year, SHINE …
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Latest Marina Bay Singapore News

As Ike fades into history, Bolivar enjoys a renaissance
The company plans to build a full-service marina, yacht club, condominium and a waterside restaurant on East Galveston Bay. He said his full plan is about five years out. Six houses are in various stages of construction. The lots run from $ 65,000 to …
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Temperatures in Singapore may soar by 4.6°C by end of the century: Balakrishnan
Singapore is participating actively in the preparatory conferences and related events of the COP-21, Dr Balakrishnan said, adding that the Republic has also submitted its mitigation pledge, known as the Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC …
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Christie Solutions Deliver Spectacular Visuals as Singapore Counts Down to the New Year



Photo courtesy of Hexagon Solution Pte Ltd


Christie® technologies delivered spectacular visuals during a projection mapping performance that enthralled massive crowds that turned up at Singapore’s Marina Bay area on December 31 to ring in the New Year and officially kick-off celebrations to commemorate Singapore’s 50th year of independence.

The stunning spectacle was made possible by Christie’s rental staging partner Hexogon Solution Pte Ltd, which deployed almost 60 Christie Roadster HD20K-J 3-chip DLP® projectors for a projection mapping show where a slew of images and multimedia content depicting the growth and development of Singapore from past to present were projected onto the enormous façade of the famous Fullerton Hotel and the iconic Merlion statue. This is the largest number of Christie projectors ever deployed for an event staged in Singapore to date.

The eight-hour extravaganza, known as “The Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2015”, was the most anticipated countdown party to usher in the nation’s year-long golden jubilee celebrations. Besides the mesmerizing projection mapping performance, it also showcased outdoor concerts featuring a star-studded ensemble of local and regional artistes, as well as carnivals and waterfront bazaars. Among the other highlights were a magnificent musical firework display, and a floating installation of 25,000 wishing spheres that reflected Singapore’s journey in the last 50 years and its citizens’ hopes for the future.

“Our heartiest congratulations to our partner Hexogon Solution for being selected as the projection provider of this momentous event and setting up the largest number of Christie Roadster Series projectors ever for an event held in Singapore,” said Lin Yu, vice president, Christie Asia Pacific. “This is a wonderful achievement and we’re absolutely thrilled that Christie’s visual solutions have been used to deliver a fantastic performance for everyone who attended this large-scale event, and helped create high quality, innovative, shared experiences that our customers love.”

Fifty-three units of Christie Roadster HD20K-J projectors were used for the projection mapping in front of the Fullerton Hotel, while six Roadster HD20K-Js were deployed for mapping the 8.6-meter-tall Merlion statue located near the Neoclassical-styled hotel. Both projection sites were synchronized for the show, with corresponding contents working hand-in-hand with the Marina Bay countdown lightings and fireworks. It commenced at 11:55 p.m. sharp and culminated in a countdown sequence to midnight, followed immediately by an eight-minute firework display to the delight of revelers.

Adrian Goh, managing director, Hexogon Solution, commented, “We are excited to present this projection mapping performance using the world famous Merlion statue and façade of the Fullerton Hotel as the canvas for this highly-anticipated event. Due to the scale of this performance, it is necessary for us to set up almost 60 Christie Roadster projectors to cover the entire area.”

However, the team from Hexogon Solution also had to overcome a number of challenges to get the visuals right. Goh noted that while the Fullerton Hotel – an old colonial building with very complex architectural features – was good for architectural mapping and transformation effects, the multiple depths of the building had resulted in distortion of images to be showcased.

“That was why we had to run simulations and tests to ensure that we can achieve the best possible results. I’m happy to note that through meticulous image adjustments and alignments, we have managed to deliver a vibrant and engaging show that made the ‘Celebrate SG50’ a very memorable and enjoyable one for all Singaporeans. Of course, the reliability and quality of the Christie Roadster HD20K-J projectors also played a role in making this a success,” he added.

Christie Roadster Series projectors provide unbelievably bright images with stunning detail and depth of color, releasing pure power with purpose-built features. Designed with built-in handles, an improved airflow system and multiple rigging points, these powerhouse projectors stack up against the rigors and stress of rental/staging. Featuring high-quality optics, 10-bit image processing and a variable contrast ratio of 1600–2000:1 for brilliantly crisp, detailed images, these compact projectors deliver crisp, clean images with perfect color saturation and spectacular video.

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Latest Singapore MRT News

MRT breakdown: Independent expert to look into rail network
National University of Singapore transport researcher Lee Der Horng told The Straits Times: "The engineers have narrowed it down to three possible causes, so that is a good sign. But even then, they could not be sure and my fear is that the root cause …
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COI not necessary; best to focus on finding cause of breakdown: Lui Tuck Yew
SINGAPORE — While the simultaneous breakdown of two MRT lines yesterday (July 7) was unprecedented, Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew said it is unnecessary to convene another Committee of Inquiry (COI) because efforts should be focused on …
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Orchard MRT mall exits shuttered on Sunday as part of 'safety protocol'
SINGAPORE: Access to ION Orchard from Orchard MRT station was cut off for nearly an hour on Sunday evening (Jul 5) after a fire alarm was triggered, the mall's management said on Monday. At 7.05pm on Sunday, the fire alarm at ION Orchard was …
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Latest Sentosa Singapore News

Color Run organiser insist Sentosa Aug 22-23 event is safe: Runners doused
The Color Run, where participants are doused with different coloured powders through a 5km route, will be held for the third time at Sentosa in Singapore on Aug 22 and 23. But some people are worried after the explosion in Taiwan. The Straits Times …
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Police investigate after boy, seven, drowns in Sentosa swimming pool
SINGAPORE – Police are investigating after a seven-year-old boy drowned in a swimming pool during a family trip to Resorts World Sentosa on Sunday. Officers were called to the pool at about 6pm and the youngster was later taken unconscious to Singapore …
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Latest Singapore Casino News

Thai police chief backs casinos, PM 'not opposed' to idea
And he argued that legal casinos in Thailand would surely outperform those in Singapore – which has seen around Bt4.75 trillion (S$ 190 billion) generated each year – given the Kingdom's greater number of tourist attractions, plus its abundance and …
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Finance minister conditionally joins chorus of casino backers
FINANCE MINISTER Sommai Phasee yesterday floated the idea of setting up a casino that would be part of an "entertainment complex" in which other services including shopping malls and conference facilities would also be available. He said casinos in …
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Singapore Airport – Transit Activities Suggestions

Singapore Changi Airport is one of the best in the world providing excellent facilities to all passengers. Take a free Changi Airport Information Guide at the time of your arrival, it contains information about the various facilities. I am going to feature some of them here.

At Transit Lounge, Duty Free Shopping is the highlight; branded cosmetics can be as mush as 40% lower than retail selling prices. Besides, the Airport DFS offers great discount for all merchandises from branded apparels to the latest IT gadgets. They accept major credit cards and if you wish to pay in cash, many shops accept multiple currencies that follow daily exchange rate of the day.

Free Internet and wireless are available throughout Changi Airport. 15 minutes access time at all Internet terminals. If you have a personal laptop and would like to use the service, registration is required but there is no limit for access time.

Cafes and restaurants serving International cuisine as well as local food at reasonable prices. Local cafes such as “Ah Kun” serving authentic local food. Try their Kaya Toast and coffee. Kaya is a local bread spread made of Pandan Leaves, sugar and egg yolk. It is one of the local favorites for breakfast. Another dish that is a must try is called “Laksa”, it is a rice noodle dish served with a thick coconut milk soup base.

Next to the cafes, there are TV programs and movie screening with comfortable seats. You can simply purchase a beer or coffee to go, then sit back and relax, enjoy the free to air television programs! It is also a very popular place for passengers catching a short rest.

For mothers and small children, playground and nursing rooms at all the three terminals of Singapore Changi Airport. The nursing rooms are well equipped with diaper changing facilities, hot water and washing basins. Free cartooning screening for children as well as the young at hearts.

To freshen up, there is a gym and shower place as well as a swimming pool. Charges are applicable.

For relaxation, there is a spa and a hair salon locating at Terminal 1 Transit Lounge next to the entrance of the Airport Transit Hotel.

For a better rest, the Singapore Airport Transit Hotel provides excellent services like hotel rooms and relaxation facilities, locating at all the three Singapore Airport terminals. Charges are reasonable and it is a very popular Transit hotel. Make a reservation 3-4 weeks before your arrival to avoid disappointment.

If you have more than 5 hours, consider a free Singapore City Tour by Changi Airport. Approach the Visitors Center counters for registration. There are 2 routes: the cultural and historical, each will take about 2 hours. Free Tourist bus shuttle tourists from the airport to the tourist attractions. To join the city tour, make sure you have a valid Singapore entry visa (if applicable). Check out the Immigration Authority Website for Visa requirements.

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Latest Singapore Taxi News

Swedish national jailed 12 weeks for hurting Singapore taxi driver
SINGAPORE: Swedish national Blomqvist Andreas Michel, 29, was sentenced to 12 weeks' jail for voluntarily causing hurt to a taxi driver after refusing to pay for his journey. Before District Judge Imran Hamid at the State Courts Tuesday (Jun 2 …
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Uber guarantees minimum hourly earnings for private drivers under new scheme
The move is unprecedented for the taxi business, where cabbies' income is derived solely through fare takings. The San Francisco-based start-up, which has become a rival to taxi firms in many countries, said the move was to increase its supply of cars …
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Things to Do in Singapore

Savor Singapore: The Sights and the Scenes

They say the best thing to do in Singapore is to go shopping. True enough, shopping can be an amazing experience in Singapore. The wide stretch of stalls and malls along Orchard Road will satisfy your craving for almost anything! Be it clothes from expensive designer brands to the cheaper yet fashionable local Singaporean labels, jewelry, accessories, gadgets, or even food; Singapore’s Orchard Road is sure to keep you satisfied.

Aside from shopping, there are lots more to do while in Singapore. One great way to start your day in Singapore is to have breakfast with the orangutans. Singapore Zoo boasts of having the world’s most successful orangutan-breeding program and offers a morning tour with the option to have a wild breakfast among these awesome animals.

Get your adrenaline pumping at the G-Max Reverse Bungee. Be prepared to be launched 200 kilometers per hour to a height of 60 meters for around 5 minutes and feel your stomach turn upside down at Singapore’s first ever bungee! Take this exciting memory with you home with a DVD recording of yourself in the air taken by an on-board camera for just a few extra dollars.

Take a break and enjoy a leisurely cruise that’s sure to let you get to know Singapore more by giving you a fantastic view of the city-state. There are several options to choose from so you can choose the most convenient time for your cruise. The Morning Glory Cruise gives you an amazing view of picturesque islands and includes a stop-over to Kusu Island to see an ancient Chinese Temple, the High Tea Cruise has the same route as with the Morning Glory Cruise but offers cakes, tartlets and sandwiches that you can enjoy with high tea and the Dinner Cruise boasts of an international dinner buffet.

Meet Shrek and see Jurassic Park come to life at Universal Studios Singapore! Everyone will surely enjoy a day at the Universal Studios. Adults get to experience ancient Egypt in the Revenge of the Mummy Ride while kids can enjoy Shrek and Fiona’s beautiful castle and swamp as well as Madagascar.

Not able to join the orangutans for breakfast earlier? Not a problem! Singapore Zoo also offers a dinner buffet at the Ulu Ulu Safari Restaurant as well as a night safari. Imagine African safari without the excruciating heat. Enjoy watching nocturnal animals in their natural habitat from your tram and follow a walking trail to see them closer. What are you waiting for? Plan your trip to Singapore now!

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Destination: Singapore

The city is extremely clean, safe and locals and tourists alike are not even permitted to chew gum. Yes, these things are true but that does not mean thatSingaporewill put you to sleep. It is actually quite the opposite. Your unforgettable vacation to one ofSoutheast Asia’s most enduring countries begins when you land at their luxurious airport. Take note,  Singaporehas one of the best airports in the world. Come on, if an airport can be that great, just imagine what the rest of the city has in store for you.

 

Singaporeis a breath of fresh air when compared to countries such asBangkokwhich has a wide array of attractions as well but is also home to bumper to bumper traffic at almost all hours of the day. Many times traffic eats up a ton of vacation time. Who needs that? Especially when most people only get a two week vacation  leave per year. If you visitSingapore, this will not be a problem at all. Aside from clear roads, their train lines are also a cinch to use.

 

The longer you stay inSingaporethe more you will appreciate its unique beauty and charm. From the different types of people you meet to the scrumptious dishes each hawker center and restaurant serve, you will truly understand why the city is comparable to no other. You can go sightseeing all day, shop all afternoon and enjoy at the local bars and clubs all night without worrying about your safety.

 

This well-run Asian country will give you a closer look at not only the local culture but will also open your eyes to the lifestyles of  the Chinese, Indians and Malays that chose to settle there. Embark on two totally different experiences by heading toChinatownone day and then checking out Little India the next day. With the type of ethnic diversity found inSingaporeyou are bound to be delightfully surprised at every destination you visit.

 

One thing that is loved all around the world is food. The natives have a passion for all things food related. Find a ton of delicious dishes to fit whatever your budget is. There are economically priced fast food chains, reasonably priced hawker centers as well as extravagant restaurants that cost an arm and a leg. Whether you are willing to break the bank to try the most popular dishes or you want to spend your cash a bit more conservatively, one thing is for sure, you will not leave the island with an unsatisfied stomach.

 

Singaporehas a bevy of wonderful sights to see. Fly Seair to Singaporeand get there safely and on time. For more information on flights and other promotions, please visit www.flyseair.com .

 

 

 

 

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