Posts tagged with: Singapore

When is China’s Bubble bursting? China’s Ghost Mall and City [Video]

After watching this clip, make me feel that Singapore might be going through some of the very familiar stuff, but our government really did handle stuff much better. Although things are getting more expensive, flats are costing more and more, but government tried to help but offering affordable loans, and long payment period.

For China, a flat cost almost as much as Singapore(I mean city area like Beijing), but their flats have to be fully paid in 3 years. Compare to Singapore 30 years loan period, it is really heaven and earth. What’s your thoughts?

Xperia PLAY – World First Playstation Smartphone launch today in Singapore!

The world’s first gaming smartphone, the Sony Ericsson Xperia™ PLAY, is available exclusively with SingTel from April 22, 2011. The  Xperia™ PLAY will also be available at Sony Ericsson concept stores at a Recommended Retail Price of S$888 in the colours Black and White.

Key highlights of the Xperia™ PLAY include:

  • Combines a PlayStation-quality gaming experience with the latest Android smartphone technology (Android version 2.3 or Gingerbread)
  • First PlayStation certified device, giving gamers access to PlayStation game content including Sony PlayStation 1 game titles
  • Provides an immersive mobile gaming experience with super fast graphics and dedicated game controls on a slide out game pad
  • Six preloaded games, including FIFA 10 and SIMS 3 by EA Games

There will be more than 50 titles available, which are optimised for game play on Xperia PLAY, including top franchises such as GLU/Activision’s Guitar Hero and Gameloft’s Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell. We have a full fact sheet of game titles Xperia™ PLAY to date, so feel free to let me know if you would like to receive that separately.

Xperia PLAY will retail at $888 without contract, and $348 with SingTel’s 3G Flexi Lite, $148 with 3G Flexi and $0 with 3G Flexi Plus!

Official Xperia PLAY Sony Ericsson Site

Official SingTel Shop, get a free wireless headphone if you purchase now!

Mr Brown Take of NS Recognition Award

I have always been a fan of Mr Brown, our Singapore Local Podcast Talent. He has always been very funny, straight to the point and creative. Here’s he’s take on the new NS Recognition Award that Singapore Government is giving us NS men who have served the nation. But what about the “old-birds” who have MR before the launch of this award?

Let Hitler tell you his feelings toward this issue:

Hitler Finds Out about his NS Recognition Award from mrbrown on Vimeo.

Battlestar Galactica’s Seat flew off in Universal Studio Singapore, causing the 5 month shut-down

We all know that Batterstar Galactica Roll-Coaster is one of the main attraction of Universal Studio, Singapore. But it was shut down for close to 5 months, and still not re-open.

Today we finally know the real reason why it is shut down for so long, One of the seat in the ride, flew off and hit the ground during testing. It was reported that the seat gave way due to the repeated stress of high speed motion.

This is a very shocking news to me, imagine they were not testing and actual visitor are on the ride, it will be a tragic. Lucky Universal Studio Singapore found out the issue before anything bad happened.

Additional safety measures will now be added to the ride with the use of a single seat post instead of a welded piece. This will eliminate the need for a relatively weaker joint at the welding to hold the seat and chassis together.

Words from Genting CEO

Genting’s chief executive Lim Kok Thay said a “flaw in the design” of a car caused it to be grounded for more than four months.

“The ride is under a major re-design. Not the track itself. It’s a flaw in the design of the car that would not perform to the standards that we wish for it to perform,” he said.

He added that it was their policy to shut down the ride on “grounds of safety, not that there was any mishap or accident”, when signs showed it could have been unsafe after rigorous testing.

Hopefully Genting and Universal Studio will get it sorted out quick, We all love crazy roll-coaster, but news like this… really scares the hell out of me! :X [yahoo]

Americans are not stupid!

This is a very funny YouTube Video! No Offence, but it is really funny, I’m not sure how will Singaporean do if we will be asked the same questions… But I’m pretty sure we will do better, although the show will definitely play out those that are stupid! :X

iPad launch in Singapore on Friday, but I’m not buying it. Why?

4 Reasons why I’m not buying Apple iPad as a Apple fan boy.

1. I’m Poor. OK la!

This is the most common reason people give right? But actually poor is relative. I will be buying iPhone 4 even if it is more expensive than iPad, why? Because I love my iPhone 3G and I have been waiting for iPhone 4 for 6months(I’m out of mobile contract).

2. iPad is running iOS which is almost same as iPhone’s iOS.

I don’t seem much difference from using a iPhone and iPad. Yes, the screen is bigger but overall the feel is completely the same. I don’t think I am going to buy another iPhone just because it have bigger screen.

3. I feel that iPad is abit too limited as a Portable Tablet/Computer.

Yes, you might argue that iPad is not a computer, it is a consumer device like TV or Nintendo Wii. But for me I feel that iPad will be a PC replacement, with iPad I think 90% of my normal day Computer workflow can be achieve on it. For eg. Surfing web, watching podcast, blogging, tweeting, facebook, email, IM, listening to music and even gaming. But there is this 10% that is don’t really do yet that is bothering me.

  • No external drive – I’m almost limited to 16-64gb of space, If I need more I can’t get…. yes, dropbox or some other way I can get more space, but it is just not my normal workflow.
  • No iMovie – One of the main reason I love my MacBook Pro is that it have iMovie, a very powerful and easy to use Movie Editor that I can import clips from my HD Camcorder, editor and export them. I can’t really do it on my iPad
  • Multi-tasking – Yes, you can say that Multi-tasking is coming, but it is not true multi-tasking.
  • Files Support – I hope play RMVB files, or some other format of files on iPad, but it is not really possible now.
  • Files Download – It is not as easy to download and open files like you normally do on a Mac/PC.

4. Android

I always have a interest in Android, even before the first Android phone came out, I’m already reading heavy on it and thought of doing development(during my poly days). So if there is any tablet is that going to have a good form factor, good battery life and runs Android, it might be a better choice for me.

Thus… I’m not getting iPad when it launch in Singapore, even though I want one… :X