Amazon’s Coming To Town

Amazon shipping box

Amazon shoppers in Singapore, there’s some good news. Although they won’t make it in time for Christmas this year, Amazon is said to be setting up shop in Singapore in the first quarter of 2017. This is according to a recent TechCrush post, which said Amazon has been covertly acquiring assets and making new hires in Singapore. In related news,…

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Get Your Free Step Tracker

Oaxis Omniband

The Health Promotion Board’s National Step Challenge is back again this year, with a brand new step tracker to give away. It’s prettier looking than last year’s step tracker, but it’s available only to new Singaporean and PR participants on a first-come-first-served basis. Sign up, get healthy. There are rewards and even prizes to win. This year’s step tracker is made by…

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The Nexus Is Superceded

Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P

Google today announced their new smartphones, the Pixel and Pixel XL. The Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P of 2015, they are the last of the Nexus line of smartphones. That’s right, the Nexus is no more. Nexus, born 2010, has left us. For the first time, Google’s smartphone is all made by Google, designed in and out all by Google….

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Adventure to Gunung Lambak

Gunung Lambak Summit

I’ve never climbed any mountain, and neither has my son. But we went on an interesting adventure holiday trip earlier this year. It was a trip organised by his school for parents, fathers in particular, to bond with their sons. Among other outdoor activities, the main highlight of the trip was a climb up Gunung Lambak in Kluang, Malaysia. Gunung…

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ErgoSilver Laptop Stand Review

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I’ve used a few notebook stands in the past, and I think this ErgoSilver stand from LaptopStand.sg is the best I’ve come across. Instead of foldable and multifunction contraptions like most stands try to be, the ErgoSilver is a fixed, single-purpose, stand that holds only the notebook, and holds it in only one way. One of the hallmarks of Apple’s product design…

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Remembering Fort Canning Hill

Fort Canning

I tell my kids, I used to have my P.E. lessons, while I was in primary school, in a cemetery. That’s my memory of Fort Canning Hill. Those of you who had ever attended outdoor events like WOMAD, yes, that’s where the cemetery used to be. Actually, parts of the cemetery is still there. We had a family staycation at…

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Cafe Hopping at CafeHopping

CafeHopping

I frequent Bukit Timah Plaza quite often, so it came as quite a surprise that there’s this shop, which has been around for some five months, that I haven’t discovered until now. CafeHopping In A Box is sort of a cafe located in a very unpretentious shop unit tucked away in a quiet area of the mall. The basic idea behind CafeHopping…

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Jaybird Freedom Review

Jaybird Freedom

Bluetooth headphones on joggers and gym goers are a common sight these days. It’s a great companion for working out. Jaybird is a familiar brand in this space, and their latest Jaybird Freedom Bluetooth headphones, or buds as they call it, aims to strike the right balance with great sound, comfort, and style. The Jaybird Freedom was first showcased at CES in…

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Zika Lands in Singapore

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As you might have heard over the weekend, locally transmitted Zika cases have descended in Singapore. From 1 on Sunday, 41 on Monday, and now a total of 56 on Tuesday, you might perhaps still not be terribly worried if you aren’t pregnant, or know anyone who is or might be pregnant. But perhaps we should be more concerned. Earlier this…

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McDonald’s Upgraded Menu

McDonald's

If you’ve been to McDonald’s recently, you might have noticed their menu has changed somewhat. The contents in the menu hasn’t actually changed that much. They’ve added a couple of new items. What seems to be a bigger change is the way the menu has been presented. It’s now designed to get you to buy pricier items. The new menu…

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