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Showing posts with label Events. Show all posts

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Chinese New Year 2012: What's About It?

Chinese New Year 2012 will be celebrated two days from now and I just realized that it's another year for me in SG.

This time of the year is when company workers, especially Chinese, are out for a vacation. Some company closes for the whole week and might have a half-day off on a Friday just before the week of the festival.

This is like Christmas for them.  They will have a reunion with their friends and families.  Others will have a vacation/tour somewhere else in the world.  A lot of preparations to be done especially on food, that's why a lot of Sale on items in every Mall in Singapore is going on this time.

Just last night, at the supermarket, crowds of Chinese are queuing at the counter.  Bringing carts of goods for their Chinese New Year 2012 preparation.  

What will I do during Chinese New Year?
People are doing the what they call "Spring Cleaning".  This is the time to clean their houses. Get rid of old items and replaced it with a new one.

This is also my time to check what's on the garbage bin.  This is weird but I always enjoy it a lot.  I make it sure that there are items that I can still use and bring it up to our flat.

Believe me or not, last Chinese New Year 2011,  I have got a sofa, center table, soccer ball, guitar & kitchen table. These items are all good.  It's just that some people don't want to see it inside their house for the next lunar year.  So, they throw it away and I scavenge it my way....hehe

Other Related Posts:
Chinese New Year 2011 in Chinatown Singapore
Singapore Public Holidays 2012

Friday, September 23, 2011

Singapore Public Holidays (2012)

I am now planning to purchase the airline ticket for next year 2012.  Buying 3 months in advance would have a great advantage because of the low price the airline offers.  

I listed all the Singapore Public Holidays for the year 2012, so I could see what is the best day to buy one.

This is also useful for you and I'm glad to share it.

These are the Singapore Public Holidays for 2012
1 January 2012 - New Year's Day
          2 January 2012 - A Public Holiday since New Year falls on Sunday
23 January 2012 - Chinese New Year
24 January 2012 - Chinese New Year
06 April 2012 - Good Friday
1 May 2012 - Labour Day
          5 May 2012 - Vesak Day

          9 August 2012 - National Day
19 August 2012 - Hari Raya Puasa
          20 August 2012 - A Public Holiday since Hari Raya Puasa falls on Sunday

          26 October 2012 - Hari Raya Haji

          13 November 2012 - Deepavali (Tentative Date)

          25 December 2012 - Christmas Day

Note: Once a public holiday falls on Sundays, the following Monday will be a public holiday.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

2011 Formula 1 Singtel Grand Prix Singapore

In the next 10 days, Formula 1 Grand Prix will be in Singapore.  This is exactly on September 23 to 25, 2011, which you shouldn't miss.

While I was near the circuit, I can hear the roaring engines and see the white smoke from their wheels.  Probably they were practicing that time.

It's quite amazing that when I was in the Philippines, I can only see them and hear their engines from the television. Now, I can hear them clearly.

If you want to know the schedule, you can check the link below.

You can buy the tickets on the designated and authorized ticketing offices found in this link,

Other Related Posts:
iFly Singapore: Experience the Thrill of Indoor Skydiving

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Job Fair at Suntec (August 13-14, 2011)

I think I forgot to mention about the site where I found my job here in Singapore.  I was lucky to hold on to this site ( when I was looking for a job during those critical days.

Looking for a job is almost a 60% online and 40% on other media (based on what I observed) here in Singapore.  Walk-in interviews are quite few.

This time, I'm glad to know that there will be a Job Fair at Suntec Singapore this coming August 13 to 14.

The event "Career and Learning Fair" is sponsored by the

Schedule Details:
August 13, 2011 - Open for Singaporeans, PRs and Foreigners with valid work passes
August 14, 2011 - Open for the public (Sorry guys, there is an entrance fee of $10 for non-
                             Singaporeans, non-PRs and non-work pass holders)

Before you go to the event, you can register online to prevent yourself stack on queues.  Click this LINK to register.

How to Get To Suntec?
Alight at Cityhall MRT Station and follow the sign "To Suntec"'s a 15min walk from the City Hall MRT Station.

Exhibitor Listing

  • ACCA Singapore
  • Pte Ltd
  • Adam Khoo Learning Centre
  • Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore
  • Alantic Sports Pte Ltd
  • All Deals Asia
  • American International Assurance Company, Limited
  • arvato digital services Pte Ltd
  • At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy
  • AUG - Study in Australia, UK and the USA
  • Auston Institute of Management Pte Ltd
  • Aventis Graduate School
  • Aviva Ltd
  • Baking Industry Training Centre Pte Ltd
  • Breadtalk Group of Companies
  • Canon Singapore Pte Ltd
  • Chili's Grill & Bar
  • CSM Academy International
  • DAS Academy
  • Delphin Singapore Pte Ltd
  • Dreamworks Organisation
  • DUCK & HiPPO
  • E M Services
  • EASB East Asia Institute of Management
  • ERC Institute Pte Ltd
  • Executive Counselling and Training Academy
  • Fairmont and SwissĂ´tel
  • Far East Organization
  • Financial Alliance Pte Ltd
  • Flight Centre Limited
  • G.SPA Pte Ltd
  • Great Eastern Life Assurance Co Ltd
  • HNE Consultants Pte Ltd
  • HSBC Insurance
  • Institute of Technical Education
  • Inter Island Group of Companies
  • InterContinental Hotels Group
  • International Compliance Association
  • ITC School of Laws Pte Ltd
  • JACK Study Abroad
  • Kaplan Higher Education Institute
  • MAK Career Consultant Pte Ltd
  • Makino Asia Pte Ltd
  • Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)
  • marcusevans
  • Marketing Institute of Singapore Training Centre
  • McDonald's
  • Melior International College
  • Micron and IM Flash Singapore
  • Millennium & Copthorne International Ltd
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Ministry of Manpower
  • National Library Board
  • Newstead Technologies Pte Ltd
  • NTUC Income
  • Nuance-Watson (S) Pte Ltd
  • NUS (Bachelor of Technology Programme)
  • Outward Bound Singapore
  • Pico Art International Pte Ltd
  • Prudential Assurance Co (S) Pte Ltd
  • REC Singapore
  • Rockwell Automation Asia Pacific Business Center Pte Ltd
  • S P Jain Center of Management-Singapore
  • Sapura Synergy Singapore Pte Ltd
  • Sentosa Leisure Group
  • Shopping Bag / Restobars
  • Singapore Saizeriya Pte Ltd
  • Singapore Tourism Board
  • SMa Institute of Higher Learning
  • SMRT
  • Stamford Raffles College
  • Star Furniture Group
  • TE Connectivity
  • Valiram Group
  • Viking Offshore & Marine Ltd
  • Walton International Group (S) Pte Ltd
  • Wildlife Reserves Singapore
  • Wing Tai Retail Management Pte Ltd
   And many others!

Other Related Post:
Experience at Suntec JobsDB Job Fair (March 25-27, 2011)

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Paya Leybar Air Base Open House 2011 Experience

My skin and face have sunburn, reddish that looks like the "lechon", roasted pig.   This is the effect if exposed to the blistering sun while checking out the Fighter jets, helicopters and the weapon systems of Singapore.

We arrived at the Singapore Air Base in Paya Leybar at around 11:00am.  The free shuttle bus keeps on arriving at a 3-minute interval, bringing passengers from Hougang and Eunos MRT Station.  Some boarded the bus 90 and others arrived with their cars.  Luckily, I did not bring mine because I was expecting difficulties to find a parking area.  It turned out that my decision was right.

Below are the photos taken during our trip.
Fighter Jet's butt, this is where the exhaust comes out.
Look at those huge bombers and carriers.
This will carry military personnel to combat.
The Apache, the gun moves in relation
with the pilots point of view.
The crew demonstrated how to arm an Apache helicopter
Look at that fighter, my baby!
Fighter jet displaying its bombs and bullets
This jet has long rockets.
You can ride and experience being a pilot.
But you need to queue.

I'll definitely be coming again next year 2012 Open House!

Related Posts:
Singapore Fighter Planes and Weapon System

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Singapore Fighter Planes and Weapon Systems

I am so excited to tell you this guys...really I'm serious! My hands are now shivering to write this important news.

Airplanes are my favorite vehicle or should I say vessel, since elementary days...I played it on family computer games, "Top Gun" , where I pay 25 cents per 5 minutes at our neighbor's house. I even queued up with my friends to play it in the "Game and Watch".  This is how young Ben grew up and paying for technology. hehe!

Anyway, when I arrived in Singapore, these airplanes can be seen flying around their skies.  They are the F16's and the AWACs.  I can only see them up above and witness how they fly with V formations.

"Our Airforce, Defending Our Skies"
 Singapore Theme
Today, I am happy to tell you that RSAF ( Republic of Singapore Air Force) will be having their Open House 2011 on 28th & 29th of MAY.  It is at Paya Leybar Air Base (scroll down on how to get there).

Admission is FREE
9:30am to 7:00pm (May 28)
8:30am to 7:00pm (May 29)

What are the Attractions?
They will have these attractions:
1. Aerial display
2. Aircraft rides
3. Aircraft Arming Demos
4. Concerts
5. Display of (RSAF) Aircraft and Weapon system.

How to Get There?
By TAXI - Alight at a designated drop-off point

By Bus -Take SBS Bus 90 or 94 and alight at the opposite of Air Force Museum

By MRT - There are FREE Shuttle service at Hougang and Eunos MRT Station

Honestly, my hands are still shivering with excitement...

Other Posts:
24-Hour Singapore Itinerary
My First Trip to Singapore

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Justin Bieber LIVE in Singapore 2011

Waahh!...Do you have any idea why am I shouting?  Guess what?

Prepare yourself for the coming of the man who has a total of 1 billion views on YouTube. The worlds hottest young star who is idolized by the teens, wherever these teens may be.

This April 19, 2011 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium...Justin Bieber is performing Live in Singapore for one night ONLY! A part of his World Tour...

If you happen to be in Singapore at this point in time...and you're a fan of this young Star.  You can buy the tickets priced at $250, $228, $198, $158, $128 and $98 at Sistic.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Job Fair at Suntec (March 25-27, 2011)

When you are looking for a JOB this time of year, you're lucky enough to see my blog because there is an important event for you.  Yes, just for you!

Prepare all of your documents and go to the JOB FAIR 2011 at SUNTEC!  Here is the schedule of the event.

Suntec Singapore
March 25 - 27, 2011
10:00am - 7:00pm
Exhibition Halls 402-403

This job fair event is paperless. That means, no forms are to be filled up, but in the computer database of JobsDB.

If you are not looking for a job and want to enhance your skills through advancement programs and courses, there are education providers present that will cater your needs.

How to Get To Suntec?
Alight at Cityhall MRT Station and follow the sign "To Suntec"'s a 15min walk from the City Hall MRT Station.

My Experience at Suntec JobsDB Job Fair (March 25-27 2011)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

IT Show 2011 at Suntec Singapore

If you happen to be in Singapore at this point in time, March 10 - 13, 2011 ...Consider yourself as a lucky tourist.  Try visit the IT Show 2011 at Suntec Singapore.

Schedule: 12oon to 9pm - Daily
Location: Suntec Singapore - Levels 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6

Seagate booth is located at Booth # 6381

Admission is FREE!
Transform your world! - IT Show 2011 - 10th - 13th March 2011 (12 noon to 9om - Daily) Suntec Singapore - Levels 1,2,3,4 & 6. FREE ADMISSION

How to Get There?
Alight at Cityhall MRT Station and follow the sign "To Suntec"'s a 15min walk from the City Hall MRT Station.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Disney on Ice Singapore (March 17-20, 2011)

The magical Disney Fantasy on Ice is now in Singapore.  If you have time and just the right date of your tour in Singapore, visit this event and you'll experience and see the well known characters of Disney.

Remember Lightning McQueen and Mater in "Cars", they'll have stunts across the ice with high speed race.  The Lion King and the Little Mermaid is there to entertain you and a lot more...

How Much?
This event will be on March 17 - 20, 2011.  Bring your kids and your kiddie hearts and  enjoy it at Singapore Indoor Stadium.  Tickets from S$55.50 to S$80.50, Free admission for 2 years old and below.  Check the availability of tickets HERE!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Colours of Spring at National Orchid Garden

If you are fond with flowers and you'll never live without it!  It's your time to see the Colours of Spring. This is From January 18 to February 17, 2011.

The place is inside the Singapore Botanic Garden, you can see my post about it here. Visit the place and buy your tickets now.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Sentosa Flowers: Spring Wonderland 2011

I was inside the MRT when an ad of Sentosa caught my eye.  It was beautifully designed in pink and was attractive.  Then, I first read the Sentosa word and next was flowers.  Flowers are my all time favorite, but the irony here is I'm a 100% man.  I hope some guys will support me with this!

The reason for this is, I like the way it blossoms with colors since I was at young age.  So I took the picture of the ad to let you know about the event.
Sentosa Ads inside the MRT
Anyway, enough of that old schools...If you happen to be at Singapore and the date is February 3 - 13, 2011.  You're lucky enough to see the beautiful flowers of Sentosa.  You can see their ads...Nicely made.

Sentosa Flowers Ads at MRT Station wall
 Come visit the Sentosa and hopefully we meet there...

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