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Merry Christmas 2022 and Happy New Year!

Today is Sunday 25th December 2022, it’s Christmas Day! Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I would like to take this day to wish you and your family a great and wonderful time together celebrating this festive season period.

I would also like to take this opportunity to say a big Thank You to various technology brands, organisations, pr and media agencies, as well as fellow technology media/writers friends and supporters for this great working relationships, friendships and support for my technology and business portal/blog during this Year 2022 as the world accelerated the reopening and recovery of  the economy.

I probably wrote too much in previous editions of Merry Christmas posts, therefore I decided that I would leave that for my year end reflection post instead. Here’s wishing all of you a Merry Christmas 2022, hope you have a great time with your family, loved ones and friends over food, drinks, gatherings, warmth, care, hope and love.

Thank you for your belief, support and encouragement in Year 2022!

Merry Christmas 2021 and Happy New Year!

Today is Saturday 25th December 2021, it’s Christmas Day! Wishing all a Merry Christmas 2021 and Happy Holidays! Year 2021 had been a very tough year for us, taking a huge toll on our mental and emotional health/well-being, some of us are also affected financially too.

Using an old photo of Christmas Wonderland at GBTB

This is time for family gatherings especially for those whose home country is elsewhere, those that are able to make the trip back home and be reunited with family, relatives and friends after close to a 2 years hiatus whereby international travel was curtailed. This ongoing COVID19 pandemic has been very disruptive, not just in economic impacts, the social, emotional and mental impacts are just as huge and disruptive.

While I am not going into reflection mode yet, I am grateful and thankful for the small opportunities gifted to my technology writing/media coverage, content creation as well digital marketing/social media marketing segments. Running a small sole proprietorship photography business, coupled with covering and writing on technology sectors, content creation and social media during this ongoing global pandemic is nothing short of many mountains to climb and conquer, falling down and climbing up, repeating the viscous cycle again and again.

Photography by Ryan Cheng

I would also like to take this time to thank various technology brands, organisations, pr agencies from back home in Singapore to countries around the world such as Hong Kong, England, Australia and Malaysia, fellow technology media/writers friends and supporters for this great working relationships, friendships and support for my technology and business portal/blog during this very difficult and turbulent year for all of us.

Last but not least, a very big thank you from the bottom of my heart to those few friends that helped me and pulled me out during a very dark period that I went through during May and June 2021.

Wishing all a Merry Christmas 2021 and Happy New Year! Enjoy and have fun, feasting and spending time with your family and loved ones!

Christmas Gift Guide 2021

Christmas 2021 is just round the corner, have you bought your Christmas gifts yet for your family, loved ones and friends? If you are thinking about what gifts to get for them, let me share with you some recommendations from this specially curated Christmas Gift Guide 2021, ranging from lifestyle, technology gadgets to home and kitchen appliances. That is something for everyone this festive Christmas season!

Casio G-shock GM-2100CH and GM-S2100CH

For the couple G-SHOCK fans!

GM-2100CH-1ADR
S$329
GM-S2100CH-1ADR
S$309

The GM-2100CH and GM-S2100CH are new colorways for metal covered watches of the GM-2100 which are popular for their simple and thin design and GM-S2100, which is a downsized version of the GM-2100. In terms of function, these watches are equipped with world time which allows you to select time from 48 cities and a double LED light for the face and for the digital display which gives a clear view in dark places. These are also shock and 200 meters water resistant.

Available at: G-shock Singapore online store and in stores

Price: $329, $309

Nanoleaf Lines

Surprise your loved one with infinite design customisations for the home!

Nanoleaf Lines is the newest generation of mood lighting for the home, entertainment, and hybrid workspaces. These smart backlit colour-changing LED light bars feature a stunning RGB illumination in a never-before-seen modular linear form. The ultramodern design coupled with smart technology creates unique and personalised experiences for a variety of living spaces.

Available at:

Online: Lazada & Shopee

Physical Stores: Brex International @ Oxley Bizhub, Synced by District @ Plaza Singapura, HipVan Experience Store @ Suntec, BHG @ Bugis Junction, Takashimaya Level 3 & Omnidesk Experience Studio

Price: $339 (Smarter Kits, 9 lines) / $109 (Expansion Packs, 3 lines)

 OtterBox iPhone Cases

Protect your iPhones in style, especially if your loved ones have recently gotten the iPhone 13 series!

Otterbox is No.1 selling smartphone case brand in the US, offers a wide variety of iPhone cases to meet the needs of Apple fans everywhere. The rugged Defender series, versatile commuter series, slim symmetry series, cute and functional Otter + Pop and sophisticated Strada Series make up a full line-up of cases to cover new iPhone 13 Devices from daily drops and bumps. OtterBox also offers cases for MagSafe, with Defender Series XT and Symmetry Series+, with a wide selection of colors and graphics, there’s a style to suit everyone. OtterBox also offers Amplify and Alpha Glass screen protection to keep the display free from scratches.

Available at Official Website: www.otterbox.asia

Price: $49.90-$99.90

LifeProof iPhone Cases

For the environmentally friendly one who also cares about their iPhone protection!

LifeProof is committed to preserving our oceans by innovating a durable ocean-based recycled plastic for their cases. LifeProof W?KE, NËXT and SEE and FRE cases for the iPhone 13 series are now made of recycled plastics which has led to the repurposing of over 37,500 pounds of ocean-based recycled plastics. A wide array of LifeProof cases for iPhone 13 are available today including W?KE, NËXT, NËXT for MagSafe, SEE and SEE for MagSafe, FRE and FRE for MagSafe.

Available at Official Website:  lifeproof.asia

Price: $59 – $159

SHARP Microwave Oven

Cook and Reheat at your convenience!

Sharp’s microwave oven is equipped with Friendly Top Control that is easy to see. It comes with 5 Auto Programs for Instant noodles, Vegetables, Rice, Beverages, Defrost. It even comes with One Touch sensor reheat which allows easy reheating and cooking without setting up time.

SHARP R-2235H(R) Microwave Oven

It comes in a tinge of red which is absolutely suitable for Christmas.

Available from 6 December at Sharp Lazada, Shopee and Qoo10 official stores and authorised retailers

Price: $179

SHARP Anti-Fog Face Shield (Made-in-Japan)

Keep your loved ones protected!

Sharp’s anti-fog face shield is designed to reduce reflection and fog, while giving the users extra protection from harmful viruses and particles in the air. It is made to achieve super clear view with SHARP’s special film processing technology from its LCD panels technology in Japan. As a result, it also significantly reduces the reflection of light from the sun, and glare.

SHARP FG-F10M Anti-Fog Face Shield

It is weighted only 14grams, and compatible with glasses.

Available at Sharp eStore: https://estore.sharp.sg/product/face-shield-made-in-japan/

Price: $55 (Usual Price $69)

Sharp Car Ion Generator IG-NX2E-B

– Plasmacluster ion density 50,000
– Quick clean mode to remove odor and smell
– Fast deodorisation (For smoking and food smell)
– PM10 dust catcher filter which captures approximately 80% of pollen and fine dust particles
– Area coverage @ 3.6m3 (Use in car/desktop/closet)
RCP: $239

For more information, please check out Sharp website!

Sholayered Diffuser

Fill the house up with lovely scent perfect for Christmas!

Sholayered Diffuser (500ml)

With Sholayered diffuser, you can fulfil an unmistakable feeling of luxury by selecting a different fragrance for each room (entrance, living room, and dining room), you can enjoy the effect of layering scents.

Simple and stylish design blends well with any space at your home.

Available at Sholayered online store, Booth at Takashimaya, B1 and Walking on Sunshine

Official Website: http://sholayered.sg

Price: $44 per 100ml, $177 per 500ml

Sholayered Candle

Let the candle set off the perfect mood!

Sholayered Fragrance Candle in Sugar Lychee scent

Luxurious fragrance for the home comes in a jar of SHOLAYERED fragrance candle, each made with soy wax for minimal pollutants and paper wicks for better wax absorption and longer, subtler burns. Completely assembled by hand, each jar is hand poured and hand finished from container, label to packaging.

It comes in five scents – Sugar Lychee, Orange Blossom, Lemon Peel, Mysterious Mix and Olive Vodka – with natural ingredients and fragrances used in the fragrance profiles.

Available at Sholayered online store and Booth at Takashimaya, B1

Official Website: http://sholayered.sg

Price: $102

Sholayered Hand and Body Wash

Smell good & feel good!

Sholayered Hand and Body Wash

Enjoy the scent of Sholayered’s fragrance in the bath time and get the luxury scent that you won’t want to wash away. Enjoy your own personal time for people using Sholayered fragrance on time. This hand and body wash not only possesses a unique aromatic experience but it also gently washes and moisturizes the skin.

The effect and efficacy differ for every individual*

Available at Sholayered online store and Booth at Takashimaya, B1

Official Website: http://sholayered.sg

Price: $46

Ruhens V

Your loved ones deserve clean, purified water!

The Ruhens V is a tankless multi-temperature water purifier, able to dispense up to 5 different temperatures and automatically dispenses 3 fixed amounts of water. With its removable faucet and automated sterilization, you don’t have to worry about your purified water being polluted. It also has a filter change indicator which reminds you when you have to change the filter, so that you can have the most optimal filtered water all the time.

Comes in 5 colours, with the frosted silver being the latest Singapore exclusive.

Available at Ruhens Showroom & Online Store: https://www.ruhens.com.sg/v-series

Ruhens Vitamin C Scented Showerheads

Enchant your loved ones with a spa massaging effect!

The Ruhens Vitamin C Scented Showerheads comes in three scents including rose, lavender and lime. It is able to filter 99.9% chlorine and harmful particles and infused water with Vitamin C, which helps in reducing hair loss and moisturizing the skin. Experience spa massaging effects from increased water pressure and enjoy calming effects with naturally derived essential oil filters.

Available at Ruhens Online Store: https://www.ruhens.com.sg/product-page/scented-showerhead

Price: $138.03

Happy Christmas shopping!

This is the Christmas festive season! If you are looking to get a gift for yourself or for your loved ones, do check out this specially curated lifestyle, technology gadgets, home and kitchen appliances Christmas Gift Guide 2021 and share them with your loved ones, family, relatives and friends!

* Information and pictures courtesy of Brand Cellar *

Merry Christmas 2020 and Happy Holidays!

It’s 25th December 2020! Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas 2020 and Happy holidays! Year 2020 has been a very difficult year for many of us around the world with the global pandemic COVID-19 situation.

Let’s take this festive Christmas season to celebrate family kinship and friendships in this difficult year on both professional and personal basis. This is also a good time to be thankful and appreciate the things around me, from family to close friends and new friends.

The COVID-19 situation didn’t really liven up my mood for this Christmas festive season. I wasn’t even keen on photographing Christmas light ups around Singapore. This Year 2020 has been a very difficult year for the whole world, I wasn’t really in the mood, buried in making things work through adapting, adopting and realigning business strategies over the past six months and still counting.

However, I am very grateful and thankful to have a Christmas dinner gathering at my friend’s home, very warm hospitality, great hosts and the Chef’s cooking! Relaxing and enjoying drinks, chatting and having fun. I received Christmas gifts too, I wonder when was the last time I received a Christmas gift! On a side note, I bought my own 2-in-1 Christmas (December) and Birthday (January) gift, Seiko SNA411P1 – A Flightmaster watch for the explorer.

I am also happy to give copies of my newly launched TGH Photography Zine Vol 1 – SG55 Special Edition to a small group of friends since I ordered a small quantity of zine prints as proof copies before officially listing it for sale on MagCloud platform.

I would also like to take this time to thank folks who have helped me and worked with me in many different ways for my technology writer/social media/blogging/content creation journey in the Year 2020. Once again, I would also like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas 2020 and Happy holidays!

LG Christmas Guide 2020

Christmas 2020 is just round the corner, have you bought your Christmas gifts for your loved ones, family, relatives and friends? Although Year 2020 is a difficult year for all of us, we can still continue to spread the love and joy of the Christmas festive season with your loved ones and family. If you haven’t bought your Christmas gifts, let me share with you LG Christmas Gift Guide 2020!

LG TONE Free True Wireless Earbuds: An Audiophile’s Dream Come True

For all the audiophiles out there, check out LG TONE Free True Wireless Earbuds! This would be a simple yet valuable gift whereby video conferencing calls are the norm in today’s and future hybrid working environment. It is packed with excellent and high resolution audio quality designed by British audio manufacturer, Meridian Audio.

LG TONE Free True Wireless Earbuds (HBS-FN6) – S$268

This is also LG’s first wireless earbuds with an industry-first UVnano charging case, which utilises UV LED lights to eliminate bacteria and germs (3) from the non-toxic, hypoallergenic silicone ear gel (4) and inner mesh as they charge.

LG XBOOM Go PL Bluetooth Speakers: Amp Up the Party with Superior Sound

No Christmas gathering is complete without music while enjoying the festive dining and gathering with your family and loved ones. With the LG XBOOM Go PL5, this is going to fill any home with delightful Christmas tunes produced from premium Meridian audio quality.

LG XBOOM Go PL5 Bluetooth Speaker – S$209

Boasting the Dual Action Bass feature, the speakers pump out dynamic bass, making it a must-have device for those who love to jam it out. The XBOOM Go PL5 never fails to set up a light-hearted and fun atmosphere in any room with its Multi Colour Lighting that produces pulses of light in sync with the song.

LG OLED TV & Soundbar: Re-watch Christmas Classics with Stellar Picture and Excellent Audio Quality

After your Christmas festive meal, it’s time to catch a Christmas movie together with your loved ones and family on TV! Let LG GX Gallery OLED TV blow you away with its self-lit pixels that allow you to see the richness in colours, details and textures even in dark scenes.

LG GX Gallery [5] – 55” – S$4,799 / 65” – S$6,999

With Dolby Vision IQ and the UHD Alliance’s Filmmaker Mode, LG OLED authentically displays movies exactly as their creators intended. Pair the LG OLED TV with the LG SN8YG Soundbar for an outstanding movie marathon experience with your family! Equipped with Meridian Audio, LG Soundbar offers an immersive audio experience deserving of your favourite movies and is the perfect gift to keep your family entertained.

LG CordZero™ Cordless Vacuum: Cleaning Wizard for a Spotless Home

A cordless vacuum cleaner is an essential home appliance nowadays, lightweight, handy, portable and useful. Packed with an ergonomic cordless design, the LG CordZero™ A9ULTIMATE is a cutting-edge handstick vacuum cleaner that takes the drudgery out of cleaning.

LG CordZero™ A9ULTIMATE – S$1,299

Equipped with LG’s AEROSCIENCE™ technology, it utilises powerful mini whirlwinds of air to filter out dust particles. With Dual PowerPack™, users can get up to 80 minutes run time (6) on normal mode with two easily interchangeable batteries and are rechargeable. It is a dual-purpose gadget that vacuums and mops simultaneously, so cleaning time can be reduced so your home will be sparkling clean to welcome the festivities.

LG PuriCare™ Mini Air Purifier: Clean Air to Accompany Every Journey

The importance of personal hygiene and well-being has increased in significance and awareness during this year when the global pandemic hits. With the LG PuriCare™ Mini Air Purifier, this would make a very thoughtful and nice gift that can protect your loved ones from allergens and ultra-fine dust.

LG PuriCare™ Mini Air Purifier – S$349

Featuring LG’s 4-Step Air Filtration System, the portable and lightweight device helps to clean the surrounding, removing up to 99% of harmful particles as small as 0.3 microbes (7), so you can be assured of a clean and fresh environment. The LG PuriCare™ Mini Air Purifier is not only efficient but also fast – cleaning 50 percent of the air inside a car in 10 minutes (8).

LG InstaView™ Door-in-Door™ Refrigerator: Visualise your Meal Prep with Two Knocks

LG’s InstaView™ Door-in-Door™ Side-by-Side Refrigerator exhibits stunning aesthetics coupled with the Inverter Linear Compressor technology to establish a smart, kitchen experience. Its InstaView Door-in-Door™ feature illuminates the glass panel with two knocks, enabling you to glance into the compartment with ease.

LG 601L side-by-side-refrigerator with InstaView™ Door-in-Door™ in Matt Black (GS-X6010MC [9]) – S$5,299

This innovative design eliminates the need to open the door to check the groceries required for your shopping, reducing unnecessary wastage of cold air – saving energy, money and time. Furthermore, its storage capacity of 601L allows you to pack the refrigerator with a big grocery haul to prepare for a Christmas feast!

LG NeoChef™ Microwave Oven: Discover Cooking Capabilities Like Never Before

Let the LG NeoChef™ Microwave Oven help you in your cooking, helping you to prepare and cook a wide variety of Christmas dishes, thanks to its Smart Inverter technology.

LG NeoChef™ Microwave Oven (MJ3965BGS) – S$969

Using its linear power control between 300 to 1,100 watts, food can be evenly cooked or defrosted while preserving the nutrients and flavour. Additionally, its interior is lined with Anti-Bacterial EasyClean™ Coating which eliminates 99.9% of harmful bacteria (10), making cleaning hassle-free after cooking.

LG AI DD™ Washer Dryer: Live More, Worry Less with Clean Laundry

LG’s all-in-one washer dryer helps you save more time so homemakers can focus on the more important things like whipping up a Christmas meal.

LG AI Direct Drive Front Load Washer Dryer (FV1450H2K [11] ) – S$2,359

Equipped with AI DD™ (available in Cotton, Mixed Fabric and Easy-Care cycles) and TurboWash™360 technology, it detects the weight and softness of your fabric and offers optimised washing motions to care for your laundry, in a mere 39 minutes (12). Also, Steam+™ technology ensures that your load is 99.9% allergen-free to be ready for any party (13).

LG Styler™: Crease-Free, Sanitised Outfits with the Power of Steam

With the ability to refresh, sanitise and de-wrinkle clothes, the LG Styler™ clothing care system is truly a one-of-a-kind smart home appliance perfect for anyone. Powered by TrueSteam™ technology, the LG Styler™ uses steam to ensure that fabrics or hard-to-wash items like toys and duvets are 99.9% free of allergen (14) and odour. The Moving Hanger and Pants Press function helps to remove wrinkles and creases on fabric, so you can look effortlessly chic for any occasion.

LG Styler™ in Mirrored Finish – S$3,299

LG Pra.L: Re-imagine the Home Beauty Routine

Shower your loved ones with the gift of beauty this Christmas. Suitable for men and women alike, take your pick from a futuristic-looking selection of four LG Pra.L home beauty devices: Dual Cleanser, Galvanic Ion Booster, Total Lift Up Care and Derma LED Mask.

Left to right: LG Pra.L Derma LED Mask (S$1,349), Galvanic Ion Booster (S$529), Total Lift Up Care (S$699) and Dual Cleanser (S$449)

The LG Pra.L Dual Cleanser uses deep micro-vibrations, to reduce pore size (57%), dead skin cells (27.7%) and blackheads (53.3%)15 whereas the LG Pra.L Galvanic Ion Booster utilizes ultrasonic waves and thermal therapy to remove dead skin cells for enhanced absorption of skincare products. The LG Pra.L Total Lift Up Care helps to achieve plump, youthful skin through its tightening and lifting functions while the 160 LEDs (80 red and 80 infrared) of the LG Pra.L Derma LED Mask rejuvenates skin layers to encourage cell regeneration for a firm, radiant skin.

LG UltraGear™ Gaming Monitor: A Gamer’s Paradise

The world’s first 4K IPS 1-millisecond Gray-to-Gray (GTG) [16] LG UltraGear™ 27GN950 Monitor is a gamer’s dream come true. Thanks to its advanced IPS display with 1ms refresh rate, it delivers stunning responsiveness that does not compromise on picture quality. A 2020 CES Innovation Award and Red Dot Design Award winner (17), this gaming monitor brings a whole new meaning to gaming excellence and is bound to delight gaming enthusiasts at home.

LG UltraGear™ Monitor (27GN740) – S$1,399

LG gram: Lightweight, Exceptional Performance for All

There is plenty to do leading up to Christmas – from designing cards to editing home videos or mixing up festive carols. The LG gram 17” helps maximise multitasking capabilities with its impressive 17-inch screen estate and 16:10 display which provides more surface room to work.

LG gram 17” (model 17Z90N) – S$2,499

Armed with the 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor with Iris® Plus graphics, you can enjoy incredible speed and performance with every use. Weighing just 1,340g, the LG gram 17” is the world’s lightest 17” laptop (18) and features a long battery life of up to 18.5 hours per charge, so you can enjoy true portability on-the-go.

For more information on LG Red Fair deals, please visit: www.lg.com/sg/promotions. For more product information: https://www.lg.com/sg.

Wishing all a Merry Christmas 2020 and happy Christmas festive shopping with LG Electronics!

Notes:

3) 2019 test conducted by TÜV SÜD

4) Base material in silicone ear gel meets ISO 10993 and USP Class VI requirements

5) LG GX Gallery 55” – Energy Rating: 3 ticks, Annual Energy Consumption: 210, Annual Energy Cost: S$57

LG GX Gallery 65” – Energy Rating: 4 ticks, Annual Energy Consumption: 261, Annual Energy Cost: S$70

6) Without Power Drive Nozzle™. Run times are approximate and vary depending on power setting and nozzle selection.

7) Tested by Intertek, removes 99 percent of 0.3-micrometer particulate matter within 155 minutes (in a space of eight cubic meters) when operated on High Speed Mode. Results may vary depending on external factors. Testing conducted separately by four independent professional organizations including the British Allergy Foundation and Intertek.

8) LG test conducted in an average-sized vehicle interior of 3m2 with a Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) of 13m2/hr.

9) GS-X6010MC – Energy Ratings: 2 ticks, Annual Energy Consumption: 657kWh, Annual Energy Cost: S$177, Storage Capacity: 601L

10) Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus elimination performance tested by SGS

11) FV1450H2K – Water Efficiency Rating: 3 ticks. Water Consumption 6.8L/kg, Registration No.: WM-2019/027996/TUV

12) Tested by Intertek, based on IEC 60456 : edition 5.0. TurboWash39 cycle with 5kg of IEC load compared to Conventional Cotton Cycle with TurboWash (F4V9RWP2W vs. FC1450S2W). The results may be different depending on the environment.

13) Allergy Care cycle certified by BAF (British Allergy Foundation) reduces 99.9% house dust mite allergen.

14) Certified by BAF (British Allergy Foundation) for 99.9% reduction in exposure to live house dust mite and bacteria (E. coli and S. aureus). Certified by VDE, kills 99.9% of bacteria (E. coli and S. aureus) with Sanitary – Normal program.

15) Based on comparison after using the Dual Cleanser once, at Level 2, 70 seconds, with Silicon brush. Used together with cleansing foam / Feb 11, 2019 – Feb 14, 2019 / 21 Korean female adults / P&K Skin Clinical Research Center Co., Ltd. Results may vary according to personal skin characteristics or skincare products used together.

16) Tested by LG internal lab March 2020 based on iBoson’s GRT-100 at room temperature of 25°C. Average value of GTG measured the rising/falling response time every 16 steps, available in Faster Mode setup.

17) https://www.lgnewsroom.com/2020/07/lg-introduces-worlds-first-4k-ips-1ms-gtg-monitor-for-unsurpassed-gaming/

18) http://www.businesskorea.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=28431

* Information and pictures courtesy of LG Electronics Singapore and Asia PR Werkz *

Samsung Christmas Gift Guide 2020

Christmas 2020 is coming soon, have you bought your Christmas gifts yet for your loved ones, family, relatives and friends? Although Year 2020 is a difficult year, Christmas this year will be a season like no other, we can still continue to spread the love and joy of the Christmas festive season with your loved ones and family. If you haven’t bought you Christmas gifts, let me share with you Samsung Christmas Gift Guide 2020!

For the grown kid who wishes to pick up a new hobby

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G (RRP: Starting from $1,098)

For the grown up kid (yes, that’s you!) who is keen to pick up photography with their mobile phone, check out the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G that can get them started on their photography journeys!

The smartphone is equipped with a pro-grade triple camera system along with the 32MP selfie camera that allows them to capture stunning post-worthy pictures in real-time, just like a professional. With bigger pixels and enhanced camera AI, they can take richer and more vibrant images, even in low light.

The Galaxy S20 FE 5G is available in a selection of six colours including Cloud Red, Cloud Orange, Cloud Lavender, Cloud Mint, Cloud Navy and Cloud White[1].

Promotions:

From 11 November 2020, receive a free Wireless Battery Pack (worth $98) when you purchase the Galaxy S20 FE 5G[2]. Enjoy $100 off for both 128GB and 256GB variants when you purchase without a contract[3]. While stocks last, T&Cs apply.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ 5G (RRP: Starting from $1,298)

Drawing and sketching can be great pastimes that allow you to destress and let your mind relax. This would be a great time to unleash the artist inside you, great for children too!

The device comes bundled with an improved S Pen, which now has reduced latency and ergonomic upgrades that promise to elevate the drawing experience. There are also many popular creativity apps available on the device, including Clip Studio Paint[4], Noteshelf[5] and Canva[6], that will enable them to express themselves fully and freely. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ 5G is available in Mystic Black and Mystic Bronze.

Promotions:

From 11 November 2020, receive Galaxy Buds+ and Book Cover (total worth $396) + complimentary 1-month Spotify premium + 4 months YouTube premium2. While stocks last, T&Cs apply.

Samsung Grill Microwave Oven 30L (RRP: $319)

For those who love cooking, a microwave is always handy and easy to use in the kitchen. There are recipes that are simple and fuss free to follow when using the Samsung Grill Microwave Oven.

The Samsung Grill Microwave Oven features innovative cooking functions, making it a breeze for the juniors to kickstart their culinary journey. Take charge of the festive chicken roast with the Grill function this Christmas.  Home Dessert even comes with quick pre-set baking recipes for walnut pound cake, chocolate mug cake and egg pudding for easy, homemade recipes.

The Samsung Grill Microwave Oven is available in Pure White & Clean Mint.

For the (messy) BFF/partner who needs an extra push to stay organised and productive

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (RRP: Starting from $1,898)

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G is an incredible smartphone, but what makes it even more powerful device is the S Pen and the preloaded Samsung Notes app. Trust us, your loved ones will no longer have to worry about keeping track of their memos and to-do lists.

Backed by auto-saving and seamless syncing, they can access Samsung Notes no matter what device they are using. There are also features such as the Auto Straighten that adjusts uneven or sideways writing, and Audio Bookmark that sync handwritten notes with audio recordings. These productivity hacks will assist your bestie to stay on top of their game at work. Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G is available in Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black and Mystic White.

Promotions:

From 11 November 2020, enjoy $150 off the Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G when you purchase without a contract + a pair of complimentary Samsung Galaxy Buds Live (worth $288)3. While stocks last, T&Cs apply.

Samsung Portable SSD T7 2TB (RRP: $489)

A portable SSD storage is essential and important in this current era, helping us to store and transfer valuable information and data for both work and personal while at home, office or on the move.

Transfer large files quickly with this sleek and compact SSD at up to 9.5 times faster than an external HDD[7]. Not to worry if he or she is a klutz as well – the hardware can be secured with an encrypted password and is encased in a sturdy metal body keeps data intact from falls of up to 2 meters[8].

The portable SSD T7 is available in Gray, Blue and Aura Red; 500GB, 1TB and 2TB versions.

Samsung Family Hub 595L Energy Rating 2 Ticks (RRP: $4,099)

Does your other half tend to skip meals with their jam-packed schedules? The Samsung Family Hub™ may be able to fix this problem. The smart fridge comes with intelligent meal planning features such as the Smart Recipes and Meal Planner apps which recommend dishes based on pre-set dietary preferences, or food that is expiring,  and even allow you to prepare a Shopping List with all the right ingredients which can be synced seamlessly to your smartphone[9] for your reference.

Bonus tip: your partner can also sync his or her calendar for all meetings, family activities and events onto the calendar app to avoid forgetting any important dates!

Online Store Promotion:

Receive $150 worth of vouchers with your purchase of the Family Hub™.

And make that a total of $450 worth of vouchers when you purchase it together with another selected smart appliance. Redemption required for vouchers. T&Cs apply.

For the house-proud parents who love tidying and sprucing up their homes

Jet 75 Premium (RRP: $869)

A cordless vacuum cleaner is an essential equipment for the modern household, a perfect companion for your parents or for yourself to clean and spruce your home.

The Jet 75 premium comes equipped with a wide array of attachments for enhanced cleaning around the house as well as to vacuum and mop different surfaces and furniture types. The Spinning sweeper function is a mop device that is great for cleaning up the festive mess after parties. It also features a lightweight body which allows the recipients to easily and effectively clean their homes with minimal effort.

Online Store Promotion:

Redeem Disposable Wipe Pack (2×20 sheets) + Mop Pad (4pcs) (total worth $50). T&Cs apply.

Samsung QuickDrive 8kg, Front Load, 4 Ticks (RRP: $1,044)

With the QuickDrive™ washing machine, your parents will be able to claw back more time to do things they truly enjoy. This washer reduces washing time by up to 50% and energy consumption by up to 20%[10], without compromising on the cleaning performance. To make sure that the laundry is spotless and germ-free, teach your parents on how they can take advantage of the Hygiene Steam Cycle function that eliminates 99% of bacteria[11] and releases steam from the bottom of the drum so every item in the load is thoroughly saturated.

Online Store Promotion:

Receive 1-year supply[12] of Persil Anti-Bacterial Liquid detergent. T&Cs apply.

Samsung 65″ The Frame QLED LS03T 4K Smart TV (RRP: $3,955)

The Frame, with its elegant and modern design, will undoubtedly wow your friends and family. Your parents can sit back and enjoy pristine picture quality and 100% real colour[13] with Samsung’s QLED Quantum Dot technology. When turned off, The Frame turns into a work of art by displaying an amazing collection of artworks and photographs, spanning the classics to the contemporary[14].

Promotions:

Receive Customisable Bezel (available in 4 colours) + 9 months Singtel CAST subscription (worth $375) + Wall-Mount Installation[15].

In addition, customers can choose between (i) a $200 Shopping Voucher or (ii) a Studio Stand with a $100 Shopping Voucher. While stocks last, T&Cs apply.

For the fitness-obsessed cousin/colleague who spends all his/her free time in the gym

Samsung Galaxy Watch3 LTE (41mm) (RRP: $798)

The Samsung Galaxy Watch3 LTE will be a game-changer for all fitness lovers. The Galaxy Watch3 boasts many fitness aids such as an advanced running algorithm that analyses how user moves to improve the exercise form for better results and prevent injuries, as well as a health tool that estimates blood oxygen levels for you to better plan the next workout routine. The Samsung Galaxy Watch3 LTE (41mm) is available in Mystic Bronze and Mystic Silver.

Online Store Promotion:

Receive a complimentary Samsung UV Steriliser (worth $108). Check out the Samsung store during 11.11 to enjoy additional $50 off. T&Cs apply.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live (RRP: $288)

Having a pair of earbuds for your exercise and fitness workouts is a great gadget to own, letting you enjoy your favourite music and keeping you motivated while keeping fit and healthy!

The Galaxy Buds Live’ bold, distinctive shape conforms to the natural curves of our ears for a snug fit when one is exercising. You can also opt for the Active Noise Cancelling feature to block out any external noisy sounds and distractions, while concentrating on an intense workout routine. The Galaxy Buds Live is available in Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black and Mystic White.

Online Store Promotion:

Receive a complimentary Samsung UV Steriliser (worth $108). T&Cs apply.

For the sibling who loves to play video games

Samsung Odyssey G9 49″ Monitor (RRP: $2,899)

The Samsung Odyssey Monitor would be a great gift for your brother or sister who loves gaming with its vivid colours and details bringing gaming to life.

With the rapid 240Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time and immersive 1000R curvature, you can be rest assured that they will enjoy every single minute of the immersive gaming experience.

Samsung 65″ QLED 8K Q950T Smart TV (RRP: $11,959)

With the upcoming next-gen gaming console launches, why not get the game lover in your life the Samsung 65″ QLED 8K Q950T Smart TV so they can game in 8K? It doubles up as a content viewing powerhouse with 8K AI upscaling[16] for better quality visuals, adaptive picture for the optimal viewing experience under various light settings and dynamic Object Tracking Sound+ for immersive sound. You and others in the family can also join in the fun – its ultra-viewing angle ensures everyone has a good view at every angle. The Samsung QLED 8K Q950T Smart TV comes in 65”, 75” and 85” models.

Promotion:

Now bundled with Soundbar HW-Q950T (worth $1,999) + 12 months Singtel CAST subscription (worth $500) + Samsung Concierge[17]. While stocks last, T&Cs apply.15

Samsung True 9.1.4ch Soundbar with wireless rear up-firing speakers HW-Q950T

Games are like movies now, and players expect high quality sound as it greatly affects the experience and excitement level. To create the perfect gaming set-up, pamper your siblings with the Samsung True 9.1.4ch Soundbar which is installed with the Game Mode Pro. The feature levels up gaming experience instantly by providing more directional and immersive sound effects. With the cinematic audio setup, your sibling will be able to hear enemies creeping up, and ‘feel’ the powerful explosive actions during the gameplay.

Promotions:

Receive $300 worth of shopping vouchers with the purchase of selected Samsung TVs[18]. While stocks last, T&C apply.15

For the snazzy aunt or uncle who is always the life of the party

Samsung 43″ The Sero QLED LS05 4K Smart TV, 3 Ticks (RRP: $2,759)

Surprise your favourite aunt with The Sero, which will definitely add a dash of style and sophistication to her living space. Equipped with an automated rotating screen, your stylish aunt can scroll through endless fashion inspirations on social media in vertical orientation or catch up on the latest Korean drama in horizontal orientation.

Promotion:

Receive The Sero Wheel VG-SCST43V (worth $199) + 6 months Singtel CAST subscription (worth $250). While stocks last, T&Cs apply.15

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G (RRP: $2,888)

Introduce your uncle to the ultimate smartphone that’s changing the shape of the future. With a stunning 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display[19] when unfolded, the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G is a cutting-edge smartphone with powerful performance. When folded shut, the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G remains as a fully functional device with an expansive 6.2-inch[20] display that enables your uncle to still text, talk and game – making the most out of his time. The Galaxy Z Fold2 5G is available in Mystic Bronze and Mystic Black.

Promotions:

From 11 November 2020, receive a complimentary Galaxy Watch Active 2 Bluetooth (44mm) (worth $448) when you purchase without a contract3. While stock last, T&Cs apply.

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas 2020 and Happy Christmas Shopping with Samsung Electronics!

Notes:

  1. Cloud Orange and Cloud White versions only available from Samsung Online Store and Samsung Experience Stores. Cloud Red only available in 256GB variant.
  2. Promotion is valid for purchases of the stipulated products made at the Samsung Online Store, Samsung Experience Stores, telco operators (M1, Singtel and StarHub), selected consumer electronics and IT stores and Samsung Official Store on Lazada and Shopee from 11 November 2020 to 7 January 2021, while stocks last. T&Cs apply.
  3. Promotion is valid for non-contract purchases of the stipulated products made at Samsung Online Store, Samsung Experience Stores, selected consumer electronics and IT stores and Samsung Official Store in Lazada and Shopee from 11 November 2020 to 7 January 2021, while stocks last. T&Cs apply.
  4. Subscription charges apply after 6 months. Terms and conditions apply.
  5. App availability may vary by country and region. Feature supports 5 languages: English, Korean, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese. Noteshelf is provided in English by default for language settings other than those listed above.
  6. App availability may vary by country and region.
  7. Based on internal test results compared to a Samsung external HDD 1TB(HX-MTD10EA). Test system configuration: ASUS Z370 ROG MAXIMUS X APEX (USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C), Intel® Core i7-8700K CPU @ 3.70GHz (Coffeelake), OS-Windows 10 RS6.
  8. Based on an internal free fall shock test conducted under controlled conditions.
  9. Requires download of Family Hub™ app on your compatible smartphone.
  10. Based on Intertek test results, Samsung WW7800M (QuickDrive™ system) saves up to 50% washing time as compared with WW6500K (conventional system), based on Cotton 40? course, half load (washing performance within ±3%). Based on Samsung internal test results, Samsung WW7800M saves up to 20% energy as compared with WW6500K, based on Super Speed Cycle 40? course, 5kg load. Tested in accordance with IEC 60456:2010, individual results may vary.
  11. Based on Intertek testing of the Hygiene Steam course of the Samsung WW10M864QOA using a 3kg wash load, under certain defined test conditions. Individual results may vary.
  12. While stocks last.
  13. QLED has received verification from the world-class testing and certification association, Verband Deutscher Elektrotechniker (VDE), for its ability to produce 100 percent colour volume. 100% colour volume measured to DCI-P3 standard.
  14. Available art displayed may differ from image shown. Some art may require purchase or paid subscription with the Art Store. Art pieces in the Art Store are subject to change without prior notice.
  15. Promotion is valid for purchases of the stipulated products made at selected consumer electronics and IT retailers such as Audio House, Best, Courts, Gain City, Harvey Norman, Lazada, Mega Discount Store, Mustafa Singapore, PaRaSiLk and Shopee from 3 November 2020 to 7 January 2021, while stocks last. T&Cs apply. Please visit https://www.samsung.com/sg/offer/tv-soundbar-year-end-sale/ for more information.
  16. Viewing experience may vary according to types of content and format. ‘8K AI Upscaling’ may not apply to PC connection and Game Mode.
  17. Samsung TV Concierge Service is only valid for customers who purchase any QLED 8K between 3 November 2020 – 7 January 2021. Delivery, set-up and installation services are subject to slot availability. All wall-mount installation requests are subject to on-site inspection and determination of the suitability of the wall for mounting. Notwithstanding installer’s inspection of the wall, cracks may appear on certain wall types after wall-mounting, and neither Samsung nor the installer will be liable for any cracks on wall after wall-mounting. For wall-mount installation, one set of Wall-Bracket will be provided. Terms and conditions apply.
  18. Applicable to selected Samsung QLED and UHD TVs. Please visit https://www.samsung.com/sg/offer/tv-soundbar-year-end-sale/ for more information.
  19. Measured diagonally, the screen size is 7.6″ in a full rectangle and 7.5″ accounting for the rounded corners. The actual viewable area is smaller due to the rounded corners and camera hole.
  20. Measured diagonally, the screen size is 6.2″ in a full rectangle and 6.2″ accounting for the rounded corners. The actual viewable area is smaller due to the rounded corners and camera hole.

* Information and pictures courtesy of Samsung Singapore and IN.FOM *

Happy Boxing Day 2019 and Happy New Year!

Today is Thursday 26th December 2019, it’s Boxing Day! Wishing everybody a Happy Boxing Day, a post Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

As we take the time to celebrate the Christmas festive period, I am also taking this time to rest, recharge and reflect. For my photography and travel portal/blog, I shared some of my plans for that website on my Merry Christmas article post!

Annular Solar Eclipse Singapore 2019 on Boxing Day

Taking the last week of year 2019 to give myself a break, plan, reflect, review and strategise for the upcoming new year 2020. A new year, a new hope, a new beginning, a new race. Some things I won’t share too much in detail, in this current world of social media obsession, instant gratification and judging people (a.k.a. trolling), some matters, thoughts, views, plans, cannot be shared too much nowadays.

I read Fernando Gros recent blog post on Christmas, he shared something that strikes a chord with me, change for the better to build peace, goodwill, friendship. For 2020, I am and I need to get myself away from all the messy and unhealthy things related to social media. In a nutshell, social media has helped me a lot in growing my photography, writing and networks. However, the dire consequences of embracing social media, the bad points, I need to let it go (sing to the tune of Frozen 2)

In 2020, I want to invest my time in more creative works, starting from small projects like a photo zine (it’s like, finally, I am going to start) journaling to publishing my next photo book or a book on my travel adventure stories?

Sometimes, there are a lot of thoughts, views and feelings, sometimes I share, sometimes I don’t as it might be too lengthy or it might be privacy concerns.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the folks have always supported and encouraged me in my photography business journey, as well as my content creation/writer/blogging journey. This journey had never been easy since day 1 and there will be more challenging and uncertain times ahead in the year 2020. Let’s all get ready to welcome and take on year 2020!

Once again, Happy Boxing Day 2019, Merry Christmas 2019 and Happy New Year!

Christmas 2016

Today is Christmas 2016, this is one of the most quiet Christmas for me. This year’s Christmas isn’t so much of a celebration and gatherings for me, this Christmas is a quiet time, to rest, relax and reflect for me, and to prepare to bid farewell year 2016 and welcome year 2017.

I am looking forward to say goodbye to year 2016, a difficult year, reached the rock bottom, lost and out of sorts for a while. It had taught me so many life lessons and trials in life. Now is the time to consolidate and learn from the lessons and trials that happened to me in year 2016. I am not going to repeat my stories here, they can be found inside my personal website if you are interested to know what happened to me in year 2016.

This year 2016, I lost three people from my life, a senior scout master mentor/friend, my university junior and my paternal grandmother. It wasn’t the easiest time for me. As a form of healing, I am planning to write remembrance posts for my university junior and paternal grandmother.

Today, Christmas 2016, I am taking the time to rest, relax and reflect for me. I am also using it as the start of the time to forget and put aside all those people, situations and memories that happened/impacted on me.

Today, on this festive holiday weekend, it’s all about being thankful, grateful and appreciative of my friends who gave me Christmas gifts, my family, relatives and friends who supported and encouraged me when I was at my rock bottom of my life in March and April, and also the time when people close to me passed on when I was really feeling very down and sad.

Thank you everybody who has supported me, encouraged me and helped me along my journey in 2016.

Wishing everybody Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

Sony Christmas Gift Guide 2016

Christmas 2016 is coming soon and if you haven’t bought your Christmas gifts yet or you are planning to get it this week, do check out Sony Electronics Christmas Gift Guide 2016! There is something for everybody in the house!

Spread the word and pass it on, share it with your family, loved ones and friends who are planning to buy Christmas gifts for this upcoming Christmas 2016!

* Picture courtesy of Sony Electronics Asia Pacific and WE Communications *

Send gifts with Singtel Online Christmas Gifts

The month of December, the festive Christmas period, a time to send Christmas gifts to family, relatives and friends. When you are looking around to purchase Christmas gifts for them, do you face this challenge of what to get for them?

How about sending gifts of mobile data, music and news as Christmas gifts for them? Where can you find them to buy for them? Look no further than Singtel Online Christmas Gifts, Singapore’s first online gift shop for mobile services! What are the type of Christmas gifts that you can send and give to your family, relatives, loved ones and friends? Pay It Forward and Pass It On, the Singtel Online Christmas Gifts shop for mobile services to your family, relatives, loved ones and friends!

Let me share with you more information below –

To usher in the festive season, Singtel has launched Singtel Online Christmas Gifts (gifts.singtel.com/Christmas) – Singapore’s first online gift shop for mobile services. It allows Singtel postpaid mobile customers to go digital and easily purchase a variety of Singtel’s popular mobile services such as data, Singtel Music and Singtel Newsstand, and send them as gifts to their family and friends. Customers can purchase multiple gifts of up to S$200 and enjoy the convenience of paying through their monthly Singtel bill.

Customers will be able to enjoy exclusive festive prices when they buy any of the following gifts from now until 31 December 2016:

  • a three-month or six-month subscription of 1GB/month data, starting from S$23.70;
  • a six-month or 12-month premium Singtel Music subscription with Spotify, KKBOX, TIDAL or Saavn, starting from S$49.90; or
  • a six-month or 12-month premium Singtel Newsstand digital subscription with Fortune, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal or TIME, starting from S$44.50

“In this digital age, we know how much our mobile customers appreciate extra data, music and news on the go. With Singtel Online Christmas Gifts, they will be able to give meaningful gifts that are also practical and useful to their families and friends at affordable prices. We are pleased to be able to offer this first-of-its-kind service in Singapore as we continue to come up with innovative products and services that delight our customers,” said Ms Diana Chen, Vice President of Mobile Marketing, Consumer Singapore, Singtel.

Gifting with Singtel Online Christmas Gifts is simple. All customers need to do is log in, choose a gift, personalise a message and send it. The recipient will be notified via SMS in minutes and can redeem it anytime from now until 30 June 2017.

Spreading the Christmas cheer

To celebrate the season of giving, Singtel has a host of treats for customers.

Singtel TV

Singtel TV customers can look forward to an entertaining Christmas with selected free preview channels from 22 Dec 2016 (0500 hours) to 2 Jan 2017 (2359 hours) on Singtel TV and Singtel TV GO.

A range of exciting movies such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Trip and I am Number 4 will be available on the following free preview channels: · FOX Action Movies (CH 408)

· Sundance Channel (CH 401)

· FOX Family Movies (CH 406)

· Thrill (CH 415)

· FOX Movies Premium (CH 414)

· Turner Classic Movies (CH 420)

Customers can also enjoy special Singtel TV offers such as X-Men specials on Video-on-Demand at S$1.99 each, two months’ free subscription on a 12-month Movies+ Pack1 contract and 50% off the Singtel TV GO and DVR Bundle.

Singtel Dashing Christmas

Singtel Dash customers who spend S$5 or more in one transaction at any Dash merchant or remit a minimum amount of S$350 each time will earn a chance to unwrap a special gift. 60,000 gifts are up for grabs, including Samsung Galaxy S7 4G+ mobile phones, up to S$100 Dash credits2 and 10% cashback at Dash merchants3. The promotion ends on 31 Dec 20164.

Singtel gives back

In the spirit of giving, customers can do their part for charity too. Singtel is selling Christmas Baubles, which customers can customise, at S$10 and greeting cards at S$5 each at the Singtel flagship store. All proceeds will go to the Singtel Touching Lives Fund.

Find out more about Singtel’s Christmas campaign on singtel.com/christmas.

* Information and pictures courtesy of Singtel Corporate Communications *