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OVER 47,000 VISITORS AT SINGAPORE MOTORSHOW 2017

Singapore, 18 January 2017 – The Singapore Motorshow concluded another successful run at the 2017 event with a turnout of more than 47,000 people attending the event at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre between 12 to 15 January, 2017. This year’s visitors were treated to a display of more than 200 cars from 28 brands.

 

Organised by the Motor Traders Association of Singapore (MTA), this year’s Singapore Motorshow saw an exciting showcase of over 20 new car launches and the return of all-time favourite Russ Swift along with his breath-taking stunt-driving performance sponsored by Subaru. The event also featured special virtual reality (VR) experiences for attendees, for the first time.

 

Singapore MotorShow 2016 opening address by Glenn Tan, President of the Motor Traders Association of Singapore.

“We’re encouraged to see a good crowd considering that many have said that this will be a challenging year for Singapore’s economy,” said Glenn Tan, President of the Motor Traders Association of Singapore. “It’s great to see the brands working together to present an iconic automotive event with new activities and launches that the people of Singapore can look forward to each year.”

 

“Despite smaller numbers this year on the weekdays, we had very solid turnouts on both Saturday and Sunday. Crowds packed our popular activities with sold-out shows at Russ Swift’s stunt performances, live radio shows, contests and lucky draws. We’re glad to see families and car lovers having a good time throughout the 4-day event and we’re committed to keep this momentum going for next year’s event.”

 

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“War and Peace: Miniatures 2017” By NUS Symphony Orchestra & Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music

NUSSO will be collaborating with Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music to put up a performance of specially curated pieces to showcase brilliant young musicians, War and Peace: Miniatures 2017. Members of the public are invited to come and listen to the youth musician’s new interpretations of some of the most popular and beloved musical narratives throughout history.  (Free Admission) 

The team will be performing one of Singapore’s homegrown, and immensely talented young composer Peter Gale’s Space Movie Other pieces include a stunning harp duet, performing The Rain of Castamere & Far Over the Misty Mountains Cold; a percussion quartet performing the dazzling Fractalia; Holst’s Mars, (the Bringer of War) will be performed by NUSSO’s talented brass section. Many other well-loved pieces include Overture in C Major Op.24, String Quartert No.3 Mvt 1, Sweet Dreams and Dancing by The Streams, and String Quarter No.1 Mvt 1. As finale a rearrangement of Jay Chou’s famous Ju Hua Tai (Chrysanthemum Terrace) will be performed jointly by NUSSO and YST Conservatory musiciansMore details of the performance:

Date: Friday, 20th January 2017

Time: 7:30pm

Place: Conservatory Concert Hall, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music

Featured Soloists: Leo Dohyung Kim (cello), Pamela Koh (cello), Concerto for 2 Cellos in G Minor.

Free admission. RSVP at: rebrand.ly/miniatures17

NVIDIA, AUDI Partner, Aim to Put AI cars on road by 2020

SINGAPORE — January 5, 2017 — NVIDIA (stock quote: NVDA) and Audi (stock quote: NSU) today shifted their decade-long partnership into high gear, announcing that they are collaborating to put advanced AI cars on the road starting in 2020.

 

Speaking at the opening keynote at CES, NVIDIA founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, joined on stage by Audi of America President Scott Keogh, said future Audi car models will use deep learning to tackle the complexities of driving.

 

The first phase of this new collaboration focuses on NVIDIA DRIVE PX, an AI platform for selfdriving cars, which uses trained AI neural networks to understand the surrounding environment, and determine a safe path forward.

Scott Keogh (left) and Jen-Hsun Huang (Right). Source: NVIDIA

“NVIDIA is pioneering the use of deep learning AI to revolutionise transportation,” said Huang. “Audi’s adoption of our DRIVE computing platform for AI cars will accelerate the introduction of next-generation autonomous vehicles, moving us closer to a future of higher driving safety and new mobility services.”

 

“Audi drivers know the pinnacle of performance and technology. In our mutual pursuit for safer roads, the partnership between Audi and NVIDIA will expand to deep learning and artificial intelligence to bring higher automation onto the road more quickly,” said Keogh.

 

Outfitted with a DRIVE PX 2 and running NVIDIA DriveWorks software, the Q7 uses deep neural networks – specifically, NVIDIA PilotNet, which recognises and understands its changing environment while driving safely. The course will be modified during the demonstration, and features a variety of road surfaces, with and without lane markings, and a simulated construction zone requiring a detour.

 

Huang also highlighted how AI will anticipate the driver’s needs – driving to the office in the morning and home at night, automatically opening and closing the garage door, and adjusting the climate to the individual’s preferences, as well as being able to understand and respond to requests in a natural conversational language.

 

NVIDIA and Audi first appeared together at CES seven years ago and announced a technology partnership that has steadily expanded. The results include the award-winning Audi MMI navigation and the Audi virtual cockpit, currently available across a wide range of the automaker’s sedans, SUVs and sports cars. In the coming months, Audi will roll out its new A8, the world’s first Level 3 automated vehicle with its Traffic Jam Pilot system, powered by zFAS, which integrates NVIDIA hardware and software.

Watch NVIDIA founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang’s CES keynote below

Win A Free Trip to Dubai with Shah Rukh Khan’s #BeMyGuest, #VisitDubai Campaign

Dubai Tourism has announced an exciting competition for Shah Rukh Khan’s fans and eager travelers from around the world for a chance to win a once in a lifetime opportunity to enjoy a dream holiday.  One lucky winner will win a 4-nights, 5-days trip to Dubai every week, featuring business class return tickets and more.

Shah Rukh Khan’s #BeMyGuest Campaign

The release of the first film from the #BeMyGuest campaign has already exceeded the 20 million views mark in just 2 weeks. But wait there’s more, Dubai Tourism has another surprise for Shah Rukh Khan fans, and this one too is sure to claim millions of hearts!

If watching this film made you want to pack your bags and catch the next flight to visit Dubai, well here’s your chance to do exactly that. Dubai Tourism has announced an exciting competition for fans and eager travelers from around the world. All you have to do is click on the ‘SRK #BeMyGuest Competition’ message from Dubai Tourism appearing on your social media channels and complete the prefilled caption: “I live in #NameOfCountryOfResidence & My New Year resolution is to #VisitDubai & #BeMyGuest to @iamSRK”.

e.g “I live in #Singapore & My New Year resolution is to #VisitDubai & #BeMyGuest to @iamSRK

You stand to win a once in a lifetime opportunity to enjoy a dream holiday and experience Dubai like Shah Rukh Khan.  Starting from Wednesday December 28th till Thursday January 21st 2017, one lucky winner will win a 4-nights, 5-days trip to Dubai every week, featuring business class return tickets for 2 as well as the chance to stay in a 5-star hotel and enjoy 3 fully paid attractions.

Filipino Beauty Queens Take the Crown in the Finale of The Amazing Race Asia Season 5

“We always feel like people underestimate beauty queens” – Maggie & Parul

In the gripping finale of The Amazing Race Asia Season 5 on AXN, nothing stood in the way of the Filipino beauty queens and their winners’ crown.

Winner of The Amazing Race Asia Season 5 – Parul Shah (left) & Maggie Wilson (Right) received the prize from Sony Pictures. Source: Instagram user @weewu

Arriving first at the pit stop in Bali with just minutes to spare, Maggie Wilson-Consunji and Parul Shah survived six countries, 12 cities and over 12,000 kilometres, beating 10 other teams to claim the ultimate USD100,000 cash prize.

“We warmly congratulate Maggie and Parul on winning this season of The Amazing Race Asia. It was our toughest race yet with several surprising twists and some extremely challenging conditions. All 22 racers should be super proud of what they achieved during their journey. Their determination, camaraderie and sense of humor ensured that The Amazing Race Asia was the top program in its time slot amongst all English general entertainment channels in Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines*,” said Virginia Lim, Senior Vice President and Head of Content, Production and Marketing. 

Maggie and Parul joined the world’s most famous adventure-reality series in the hopes of winning the US$100,000 for Parul’s family.

“It was such a relief to win because the money can help my family, especially my Dad who suffered a stroke. He taught me to never give up in life and I did this to prove that no matter what life throws at you, never give up,” said Parul.

Throughout the grueling race, Maggie and Parul stayed in the middle of the pack, but strengthened their position and gained serious momentum in the final two legs.

“We played the game really well and climbed the ladder ever so slowly. We didn’t want to come in first in any of the legs because we didn’t want to have a target on our backs.  Who would have thought that two beauty queens would win! I’m pretty sure we’ll be talking about this moment for decades!” said an ecstatic Maggie.

 

AXN fans across Asia tuned in every Thursday night to watch the latest drama and hijinks unfold as the 11 teams competed in a series of physical and mental challenges against diverse geographic backdrops. Connecting fans to the racers, AXN hosted Facebook Live sessions immediately after each episode where fans could ask questions and post messages of support to the eliminated teams. The 18 Facebook Live sessions collectively reached 9.5 million fans and garnered over 2.7 million views to date.

 

 

Win A Holiday Trip for Two! Check out #TravelWithDFS

Year end has always filled with holiday moods! What makes this season even more exciting is that DFS is going to send one travel-grammer and their BFF on a 5-day holiday adventure for two!

Here’s how:
1.       Post a travel photo of you and your best friend using the hashtag #TravelwithDFS on Instagram. See below examples
2.       Must be following @dfsofficial on Instagram

Source: Instagram user @weewu
Source: Instagram user @weewu

The above is my most outstanding travel photo I’ve ever taken. Looks cool right?  Unfortunately, this is wrong. Obviously, the person who took the photo with you is the dive instructor (not your BFF!). Unless you have a BFF who is dive instructor, this is obviously out!

The correct one should look like this. This is the photo taken after our skydiving. I think this is pretty self-explanatory.

Source: Instagram user @weewu
Source: Instagram user @weewu

Some other correct example.

Source: Instagram user @weewu
Source: Instagram user @weewu
Source: Instagram user @weewu
Source: Instagram user @weewu

Contest ends November 30, 2016. Participants must be over 18 years of age and eligible for travel. (For more detail information, you should visit their official site)

(Video Media Brief) Christmas Wonderland 2016 at Gardens By The Bay! This Year will be Bigger and More Exciting!

Light-up of Spalliera in last year 's Christmas Wonderland. Source:Instagram user @weewu
Light-up of Spalliera in last year ‘s Christmas Wonderland. Source:Instagram user @weewu

Christmas Wonderland returns to transform Gardens by the Bay into a festive playground this December. Organised by Blue Sky Events and supported by the Singapore Tourism Board, Christmas Wonderland 2016 takes place from 2 December to 1 January 2017, from 3.30pm to 11pm daily.

This year, Christmas Wonderland returns  for its third edition at almost twice the size. Visitors to the fair can embark on a festive journey and marvel at the Italian luminarie – Sculptures of Light illuminating the fairground, which has been expanded to 57,000sqm from last year’s 35,000sqm. New experiences await visitors of all ages, from wintry fun at the Ice Palace, to the local debut of the Hi-5 Funtastic House to a magical forest of Christmas trees. Visitors can also look forward to a bigger festive shopping and dining experience, more carnival games and curated festive performances for a celebration at home like no other.

“The first two editions have drawn visitors from all over Singapore and beyond, attracting over 2.5 million visitors. This year, we have expanded the event grounds and introduced a series of new attractions and a wider variety of activities. Taking into account the infrastructure within and around the event grounds, this year’s Christmas Wonderland will be ticketed to better manage the daily capacity to ensure the quality of the overall visitor experience is enhanced,” said Ms Sarah Martin, Director of Blue Sky Events.

Admission tickets starts from S$4 and can only be purchased online at www.christmaswonderland.sg from 28 October 2016. Each paying adult can bring in up to three children under 0.9m free of charge. A child above 0.9m requires a ticket. Visitors must purchase their tickets prior to visiting the event, as tickets will not be available for sale on-site.

Something different from last year. Fans of Australian musical group Hi-5 can also look forward to The Hi-5 Funtastic House, which will make its Singapore debut at Christmas Wonderland 2016.

Additional charges for some attractions within the event grounds as well as to the conservatories apply. Selected capacity-controlled attractions will be available for pre-bookings online.

MARIA SHARAPOVA & MICHAEL CHANG TO PLAY ON SINGAPORE’S 1st FLOATING TENNIS PLATFORM #DontCrackUnderPressure

Entrance to the floating tennis platform
Entrance to the floating tennis platform


SINGAPORE, OCTOBER 21, 2015 – 
TAG Heuer is building Singapore’s first ever floating tennis platform ahead of the WTA Finals in Singapore. Stretching out 35 by 17 metres across the water at Clifford Pier, and weighing up to 10 cars, the floating court will be unveiled on October 22 in what is promised to be an evening of sporting glamour and a key event on the fringe of the tournament.

The SG50 Edition Tag Heuer Watch that Sharapova is endorsing during her trip to Singapore
The SG50 Edition Tag Heuer Watch that Sharapova is endorsing during her trip to Singapore

The floating court will take 10 days to build and install, and will be the stage for an exhibition game between two tennis icons who have played the sport at the highest levels – five-time world number one and TAG Heuer ambassador Maria Sharapova, and former tennis player Michael Chang. Guests and the public can get up close to the action from the deck at Clifford Pier, while all along the bay, the floating court will offer a visual spectacle.

Sharapova and SEA game player
Sharapova and SEA game player

Hailed by tennis legend John McEnroe as “one of the greatest competitors our sport has ever seen,” Sharapova, who is currently in second place on the WTA leaderboard coming into the Finals, will be looking to bounce back from a forearm injury to register her first win in Singapore. She will arrive at the floating court in style, on a boat.

Sharapova and Michael Chang together with SEA game players
Sharapova and Michael Chang together with SEA game players

Chang, who is now coach to top Japanese player Kei Nishikori, still holds the record for being the youngest Grand Slam winner when he won the French Open in 1989 at the age of 17. He will take on Sharapova in a friendly mixed-doubles game. They will be paired with 19-year-old Angeline Devi Devanthiran and 17-year-old Shaheed Alam who both represented Singapore for the first time at the 28th SEA Games in June. There will also be a Charity Rally where TAG Heuer will donate $100 per rally in the longest rally played.

Sharapova on the floating tennis platform
Sharapova on the floating tennis platform

In addition, the event will see eight-year-old Joshua Wong’s wish come true. The young tennis fan suffers from non-Hodgkin lymphoma and TAG Heuer has partnered Make-A-Wish Foundation to realise Joshua’s wish to meet a real-life sports star. He will present the TAG Heuer limited edition SG50 Aquaracer to Sharapova on court in the presence of hundreds of guests.

The party will continue indoors with press conferences with Sharapova and Chang, as well as a TAG Heuer showcase, live music and other activities.

TAG Heuer presents Maria Sharapova on Singapore’s 1st Floating Tennis Platform
Thurs, 22 Oct 2015, 6:30pm
Clifford Pier, Fullerton Bay Hotel
80 Collyer Quay
Singapore 049326

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Holiday Inn Resort®Kandooma Maldives Wins Gold at the AEC Culinary Challenge 2015

Holiday Inn Resort®Kandooma Maldives announces that its culinary team won the prestigious “Gold Medal” from the recently concluded Asian Economy Countries (AEC) Culinary Challenge 2015, held at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) from 2-5 September. 

Winning Chefs
Winning Chefs

Themed “Inspire and Create the ASEAN Cuisines of Tomorrow”, the culinary challenge was participated by 8 countries. Executive Chef Vincent Tan, Chef Nguyen Troung Luat and Chef Truong Vinh Co represented Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives (Vietnam) and emerged the grand winners by preparing, cooking and presenting cuisines famous from the seven competing nations. 

The resort’s Culinary Team will be participating in the Maldives Culinary Challenge 2015 coming up from 18-21 September 2015.

See the full press releases below

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Holiday Inn® Cairns Harbourside Opens on City’s Esplanade

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) has opened Holiday Inn® Cairns Harbourside on The Esplanade, offering beautiful ocean and city views. Previously operating as Mercure Cairns Harbourside, the hotel has opened its doors as the eleventh Holiday Inn hotel in Australia. 

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Located at Trinity Bay just 10 minutes from the airport, the hotel lies near one of the main launch spots for people to explore the Great Barrier Reef. Business travellers also are offered a shuttle service to the nearby Cairns Central Business District, making it more convenient for them to get to their meetings.

Guests travelling with children will enjoy the most of the Holiday Inn brand’s ‘Kids Stay & Eat Free’ programme, which includes a soon-available new and improved nutritious Kids menu developed in partnership with Nutrition Australia.

To read the full press releases, see below

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