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27th Sep
Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Pokemon Go nests in Singapore (End Sept-Oct 2016)

Posted by Shaun at 10:39 pm under Interesting Stuffs | 945 Reads | Post Comment

Every month or so, Pokemon which can be found in the hit mobile game “Pokemon Go” around the world undergo a mass migration, where Pokemon previously found in their so-called “nests” get rotated with new Pokemon type appearing in new areas. Such areas are often isolated to gardens and parks and are consistent in spawning same type of Pokemon for an extended duration.

I had recce-ed a couple of places in Singapore to check out a couple of popular hotspots since the nest migration last weekend, here are the results of my findings as illustrated in the Pokemon maps below:

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Eevee- Bukit Timah Nature park
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Slowpoke- Gardens by Bay
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Poliwag- West Coast Park

One such area includes central areas such as Bukit Timah park, Gardens by Bay and West Coast Par, which are current parks where you can grind or farm Upper tiered Pokemon. Bukit Tiamh nature park (and possibly Bishan Park) is now no longer a Omanyte pokemon nest, but rather an Eevee nest now. Though Eevees are still fairly common around Singapore, rather than buddy-walking this 5km Pokemon, staying at the park for 1-2 hours will get you up to speed quickly in gathering enough Eevees for candies or training up your next gym-bashing Vaporeon evolution.

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Charmander- AMK Town Garden East
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Magmar- Pearl Hill City Park
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Electabuzz- Mt Faber Park

AMK Town Garden East is now a Charmander nest, making it a hit place for central Pokemon go players. As well as the National sailing center at East coast park. Gardens by Bay is now also home to another S-Tier Slowpoke nest, though they can be rather spaced apart at times, so a bicycle/scooter might be useful in getting between spawns.

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Kabuto- Tanah Merah Country Club
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Meowth- Woodland Park
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Pikachu- Macritchie reservoir

Woodlands park is now no longer an Arba nest, but rather a Meowth nest. And Macritchie reservoir joins Sentosa as another place in Singapore with a high Pikachu spawn rate. There are no Dratini and Growlithe nest at Chinese and Japanese gardens respectively now again, given Niantic’s decision to control the farming of top S-tiered Pokemon.

Sentosa Marine Cove Marina had been very consistent in spawning S-Tiered Pokemon, such as Lapras and Snorlaxes, though extremely remote, such rare spawns come out on average a couple of times daily.

Any interesting Pokemon nests you found in Singapore? Do let me know!

18th Nov
Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Starwars BB-8 astromech droid anatomy exploded view, How BB-8 works

Posted by Shaun at 12:53 am under Blogs, Interesting Stuffs | 5343 Reads | Post Comment

BB-8 is arguably one of my favorite adorable little astromech droids in the Starwars universe (Sorry R2D2). Ever wonder how BB-8 works? I had spent some good time drawing up an exploded view of BB-8 in all it’s engineering glory. Have a peek into what makes him tick, courtesy of yours truly! (click the image below for a full-sized version).

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At the center of BB-8 core is an omnidirectional drive unit which always stays upright (or in any orientation BB-8 wants to lean in). This Omni drive unit sits in BB-8 core which rotates an encompassing hemisphere housing a variety of droid repair tools (i.e. called the tools Hemisphere). This hemisphere is part of the first layer hollow sphere contains a “swiss army style” array of interface arms, manipulators essential for droid functions. These hemispheres are bolted on with protective tough durasteel external paneling, giving BB-8 traction when rolling on steel surfaces and loose sand, courtesy of 4 internal omnidirectional threaded wheels. This serves as the droid’s main mode of locomotion by rotation of this entire spherical body assembly.

Inside the omnidirectional drive unit is BB-8 primary power source (Central power unit) and IMU unit housing secondary Gyros which stays upright and does not rotate with the spherical body assembly when BB-8 moves. BB-8 head is kept upright courtesy of this IMU unit mentioned earlier, this is “fastened” to the body through superconducting levitators (i.e a kind of superconducting magnet) which does not interfere or induces parasitic currents through the tool hemispheres. This makes it an ideal method to attach and keep BB-8 head up with a minimal clearances from his body, as well as serve as a wireless mode of power transmission to feed the power-hungry Intellex computer located in BB-8’s head.

There is alot going up in BB-8’s head, it too has it’s own IMU unit which knows it’s orientation with respect to it’s body. The head is also not tethered to the body using wires and is powered by induction, allowing full 360 rotation along the superconducting Levitator axis. The Intellex Computer is a battle-proven piece of hardware which compliments the combat starfighters. A variety of visual, audio and electromagnetic sensors also reside in BB-8’s cranium allowing him to detect and identify with his surroundings even without a line of sight.

Feel free to share this! And may the force awakens! 🙂

Tiny little gem finds on the internet are always worth sharing, this time; it’s a rather handy and unique IPPT scorer and calculator (accessible on myIPPT.com) based on the new IPPT scoring standards. This IPPT calculator not only just calculates your IPPT total point scores and determines your corresponding award/cash returns for you from your given number of push-ups, sit-ups and 2.4km running time, but also gives you personal recommendations on how to do better for your next best award.

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The Mobile site

After toying around the site, it appears the site has 4 other methods to score for your IPPT too- a thing I particularly like about the calculator is the inclusion of 3 other station calculators which allows you to calculate the minimum number of station repetitions/run timing for your chosen target station, when you specify any other 2 station combinations. Say for example, if I will like to determine how fast to do my 2.4km run for a Gold Award, given that I know I can do 60 Push-ups and 50 sit-ups in one minute, the calculator will recommend I run at least a 11:30 2.4km timing. Likewise, if I specify a number of sit-ups and my known 2.4km run time, it will correspondingly recommend me a minimum number of push-ups I need to do for my desired Individual Physical Proficiency Test award grade.

The calculator also allows calculation for all age groups, female participants and the heightened commando/NDU standards as well. I tried breaking the calculator by specifying a “Pass” grade for the similar number of push-ups and sit-ups and the site is smart enough to tell me that I am over qualified and recommends me to go for a higher award instead, the calculator is indeed smarter than it looks.

Usability-wise, the site has rather simple and intuitive clean layout and appears to be both desktop and mobile phone compatible, with large mobile-friendly interface and sliders making it very handy for quick one-handed checks of your score points out at the IPPT test centres, making this calculator is a very viable alternative of having a dedicated app. This tool goes into my toolbox collection as one of my favourite IPPT training aid tools. Go check it out!

12th Sep
Saturday, September 12th, 2015

Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) 2015 at Marina Bay Sands

Posted by Shaun at 8:30 pm under Events, Interesting Stuffs | 1905 Reads | Post Comment

The Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) is back for its eighth year, this time running on 12th and 13th September 2015 (Saturday and Sunday) at the Sands Expo & Convention Center at Marina Bay Sands Singapore. The convention combines the best of pop culture from East and West to Asia, uniting the worlds of comics, anime, toys, cosplay, collectibles and games and is the pre-eminent Reed pop culture event in the Asian market synonymous to the New York Comic Con, Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo and Star Wars Celebration, PAX and OZ Comic Con, but with an Asian twist. This year also marks the largest number of exhibitors in STGCC’s history, with 240 exhibitors from 16 countries and close to 180 exclusives and new products.

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The mob

Cosplayers were ablaze at this year’s event too, with plenty of them both inside roaming the convention grounds and outside gathering at the free public areas for posed group photos. Often, catching the likes and attention of photographers, fanboys and even members of the general public. There was a good mix of pure Anime characters and those from western pop culture and games, such as Starwars, Marvel, DC, Pay day (the game) and Deadpool.

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Pretty in Pink?

Unlike the comic cons of the west, STGCC has a larger focus on toys than actual comics in this region with plenty of new Toys on show this year. The number of toy shops outnumber the comic shops easily by a factor by 10 to 1. Staple toy exhibitors this year includes Hong Kong-based production house Hot Toys known for designing, developing, and manufacturing highly detailed collectible merchandise to worldwide markets.

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6th Sep
Sunday, September 6th, 2015

Lego Halloween Mini figures Series 14- Identifying the blind packs

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This month saw the launch of the 14th series of the highly collectible Lego Mini Figures (minifig). With each series, you get 16 unique figures following a specific theme, with the last one being the second series of the Simpsons minifig line. The figures are sold through stand up boxes containing 60 mini figures each, where there will be at least 3 of each mini figure in each box. The remainder 12 are randomized with some common ones having up to 5 pieces per box. Each mini figure retails in blind packs at $4.90 on launch and usually cost alot more after the limited series had been sold-out/no longer in production.

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The minifigs!
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Whole series lineup

Series 14 is identifiable by their black packaging, if you can have a go at feeling the blind packs before buying, here are tips and unique identifiers of how to bag the mini-figure you are looking for to complete your Series 14 collection. Do note that bump codes (i.e. unique identification dots at the base of the pack) does not work for the packs sold in the SEA region and Singapore at least. Bump codes used to be clearer for the earlier series but are much harder and unreliable to read now.

Unique identification features on the pack of each figure in the blind packs to look out for all regions, with reference to the whole series lineup image above.

  1. Werewolf– The long bone (symmetrical on both ends, not to be confused with Frankenstein guitar).
  2. Pirate– Sword and the unique stick legpiece (quite abundant).
  3. Mad scientist– The conical flask and long cylinder head piece (quite abundant).
  4. Witch– The cat and long broom stick with mass at one end.
  5. Plant man– The largest and most bulky packet- Plant headpiece, verified with 2 soft/squishy tentacles.
  6. Flyman– Squishy wings with rounded edges, and head piece connected with two flexible antennas, verified with body with a larger left claw.
  7. Ghoul– Large mushroom-shaped headpiece and no leg piece (pretty hard to identify).
  8. Zombie girl– Round pom poms, verified by hair headpiece, and absence of legpiece.
  9. Cat girl– Long flexible whip, verified by her hairpiece.
  10. Gargoyle– Only mini-fig with short leg piece, large squishy wing piece with sharp edges (feels similar to the flyman and not to be confused with the Ghoul headpiece).
  11. Skeleton– The jack o-lantern with handle.
  12. Frankenstein– Unique hair piece and long stick guitar with stub at the end (not to be confused by the werewolf bone).
  13. Zombie man– Briefcase with handle and 2×2 newspaper flat piece.
  14. Siren– Unique leg piece and bumpy/raspy hair and no leg piece (pretty hard to identify).
  15. Yeti/Bigfoot– Large “nut shaped” headpiece and camera with a front cylinder.
  16. Spider girl– Her triangular skirt, verified by the spider.

Happy collecting!

21st Aug
Friday, August 21st, 2015

Disney Infinity 3.0 New Toybox- Toy Box Takeover and Racing Speedway

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A unique selling point of Disney Infinity over competitors like Amiibo and Skylanders is the enhanced Toy Box Mode, offering family-friendly gameplay through platform, racing and farming simulation mini-games. These activities as claimed by Disney aims to inspire players to create their own virtual worlds online in the Disney Infinity Toy Box.

In a nutshell, the Toy Box is a standalone gameplay area and game mode by itself and the social hub of the Disney Infinity community, allowing players to create and share their Toy Box creations with friends online. Infinity 3.0 introduces an all-new, upgraded 3-D Toy Box Hub, offering a wider selection of gameplay experiences through including platform, racing, and farming simulation games. In addition to the community focused gameplay we come to love, new to 3.0 are two new multiplayer expansion Games- Toy Box Takeover and Speedway.

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Fusion of various Disney characters
Disney Infinity ToyBox Grand-Prix

Toy Box Takeover brings you Action-adventure gameplay. Here, Syndrome plays the Villain Protagonist, where players will have to team up and to protect Toy Box from the bad guys through outsmarting, out-manoeuvring and defeat enemies in six action-packed levels across five themed worlds. Players can also summon Townspeople sidekicks to accomplish feats, attack enemies or help them build in the Toy Box. Each character have power-up abilities, customise a Toy Box, or unlock new gadgets, costumes and team attacks. Surprising, you do have the option to play as Syndrome with his figurine.

Also new to the Toy Box is the Toy Box Speedway . Often criticised as a Mario Kart rip-off, however, it’s refreshing to see Disney taking what’s best from Mario Kart- cross platform family fun across all ages and bringing the experience to players in the Disney Infinity world. This is accomplished through nine-themed tracks through three tournament cups with the addition of Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars characters this time.

Toy box comes standard on Disney Infinity as a independent game mode and will be available in stores come September 1st.

19th Aug
Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Disney Infinity 3.0- Star Wars Universe Play Sets

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The biggest selling point of the new upcoming Disney Infinity 3.0 is the introduction of gameplay in the Star Wars Universe. This is done through three Star Wars Infinity Play Sets, with one set in the timeline of the original trilogy, Episodes IV-VI (Rise Against the Empire), the second set during Episodes I-III (Twilight of the Republic) and the third based on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The last two Play Sets will be available from December 2015 onwards while the Rise Against the Empire is available this coming September 1st.

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Welcome to the Starwars universe
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Force Awakens
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New Star wars figures

Developed by Studio Gobo, in partnership with Avalanche Software, Disney had worked closely with Lucasfilm to deliver an authentic Star Wars game experience, featuring some of the most iconic stories and characters from the past, present and future. Rise Against the Empire takes on iconic moments inspired by the original Star Wars trilogy, Episodes IV-VI, taking you on galaxy-spanning missions with Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo and his trusty co-pilot Chewbacca to defeat Darth Vader and overthrow the evil Galactic Empire. Here, you can explore open-world planets like Tatooine on foot or on a Bantha, take down AT-AT walkers aboard a snowspeeder on Hoth, out-manoeuvre stormtroopers on a speeder bike on Endor, and partake in epic space battles in an X-wing to destroy the Death Star.

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Full Starwars set
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Station Base plate
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Power up pieces

In my test runs, Twilight of the Republic game play is rather Jedi-centric, with the play-set taking place in the height of the franchise Jedi’s powers, allowing you to engage in epic light saber fights (developed by UK-based company Ninja Theory who specialises in game fight combat) and master their combat skills alongside Tano, Anakin, Obi-Wan, Yoda and Darth Maul. Included in this Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Starter Pack will include Ahsoka and Anakin figures.

As the universe is a cross-generational franchise, you will have the unique opportunity to play with all of the Star Wars characters in all of the Star Wars Play Sets. Each of the Star Wars Play Sets offers distinct experiences, with varied gameplay, environments and characters. The Infinity 3.0 Star wars Starter Pack Play Set (which retails for about $100 SGD) will include the Disney Infinity 3.0 Base and video game software, two character figures, and a web code card that unlocks content for PC and mobile devices. Other Disney Infinity 3.0 Play Sets, figures, such as Organa figures. Han Solo, Chewbacca and Darth Vader and Toy Box Expansion Games will not be part of any bundled Play sets and can be purchased as separate Infinity 3.0 figures. You will be able to unlock the ability for all Star Wars characters to play inside all of the Star Wars Play Sets, as well as in the newly enhanced Toy Box (which I will cover in the next section), along with all characters previously released for Disney Infinity.

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26th Jul
Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Koala Mania at the Singapore Zoo.

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Koala Mania is a hot new exhibit up since this May at the Singapore zoo. Situated at the Zoo’s Australian zone, it’s a permanent exhibit showcasing 4 Koalas on-loan from Australia. The zone enclosure is an open compound allowing you to see and interact up close with native Auzzie animals such as Emus, wallabies (no adult kangaroos here). It is a one-way route with distinct gate entrance and exit points.

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To the Australian Zone!
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Queues to enter the exhibit
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Inside the enclosure

We are here for of course the new Koala exhibit. Smacked in the middle of the Australian Zone compound is an air-conditioned 210m² enclosure housing the four Koalas (Idalia and Pellita Paddle and Chantelle) in absolute luxury. The area’s temperature and humidity are computer climate-controlled to protect their fur, which I find is excessive, even the Koalas in the Zoos in the hot outback don’t get this kind of treatment. But at least that helps to keeps us visitors nice and cool in the tropical weather too.

Crowd entry are regulated on peak periods to minimise distractions to the marsupials (like weekends), where people are advised to stay in the enclosures 10 minutes at a go. You get to see the Marsupials each clinging onto their favourite eucalyptus trees and 90% of the time you will most probably see them sleeping. Koalas are really lazy creatures- they only eat and sleep 20 hours a day. However unlike like parks and sanctuaries in Australia, you are not able interact or carry them, even for expensive rip-off photos notorious in typical Koala zoos.

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Adorably Sleepy
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I get this wave of goose-pimples each time anyone calls them, a “Koala Bear”. They are marsupials or pouched mammals, which are more closely related to Kangaroos than your typical say, Sun Bear. This unique feature allows them to give birth to their young like all mammals do, but continue weaning them in their pouches until they are fully developed. That is what the attraction try to educate visitors at least, until you get children screaming “Koala bear” at the nearest plush toy at the gift shop exit, I guess the word “Bear” simply just do stick!

The Koala enclosure opening hours are 9am-6pm, timed in-sync to the park opening hours with last entry at 5.45pm. There is no additional payment required for the new exhibit.

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of the animation powerhouse founded by Steven Spielberg, David Geffin and Jeffrey Katzenberg? The DreamWorks pictures exhibition: Journey from sketch to screen at the Art Science Museum is an animation showcase, bringing to you the making of Blockbuster movies such as Shrek, How to train your dragon and Madagascar. Witness rare glimpses behind 20 years of DreamWorks movies through three exhibition galleries, each focusing on different aspects of character generation, conceptualization, story-lining and bringing it all to life in the movies.

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Welcome Pen-gu-iuns!
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Character Gallery
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Various clay models

The Character Gallery
Greeting you at the entrance of the exhibition is the character display gallery. Taking centre space in this gallery are covered displays of various clay models, flanked with walls lined with a number framed hand drawings of various notable characters in the movies depicting the different stages of character development, revisions and refinements. Ideas for a character can come from anywhere, even everyday life and items can be sources of inspiration, all you need is a dash of imagination. You get to view and experience exclusive behind-the-scenes illustrated videos and concept artworks taking you through from an artist point of view the various steps into convincingly create character of believable realism and expressiveness for roles in each movie, yet distinguish them traditional animation archetypes.

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Story Room
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Various Multimedia

DreamWorks protagonists and sidekicks often possess inherently distinctive playfully personality traits which in turn translates into conceivable skills (e.g. Po the Panda and the Penguins in Madagascar) with comedy and drama. The complex evolution of characters are well illustrated through the various revisions of 3D character clay models on display, that may or may not survive the film’s final cut and resemble the final characters in movies.

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17th Jul
Friday, July 17th, 2015

SG50 Rebuild Your Memories Lego exhibition at Raffles City

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Rebuild your memories is an exhibition and initiative brought to you by Robinsons as part of their SG50 efforts to bring back old memories of Singapore. The display in Raffles City is a small mini-exhibition featuring eight original works from LEGO builders in Singapore.

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Rebuild Your Memories
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Exhibition overview
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The displays

The encased models on display range from symbolic statues including Sir Stamford Raffles, to everyday scenes such as lion dances, neighbourhood Malay barbers, HDB Mama shops, Chinatown life, to reminiscent mall aquariums (like the one used to be at Wisma atria basement), places of importance to Singapore such as the now-defunct Bukit Timah KTM station station and Singapore Sea ports. These models are the winning entries in the competition meeting historical significance to Singapore and were build by builders aged from 6 to 51 years of age. As such, there is no saying Lego being only the toy for the young, but rather those creative and young at heart.

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Sir Stamford Raffles
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HDB living
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Barber shop

These winning creations are now on display at level 1 Raffles City Shopping Mall in front of the Robinsons store entrance from 10th to 20th July, and subsequently moving upstairs to Raffles City Atrium level 3 from the 21st to 30th July 2015. So do make a date to check out these brick works down memory lane when you are around town.

13th Jul
Monday, July 13th, 2015

The Deep exhibition at Art Science Museum

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“More men have walked on the moon than have dived to the deepest part of our oceans.”
– Dr. Cindy Lee Van Dover

If you like exploring the creatures of the dark unknown, “The Deep” is a natural history exhibition held at the Art Science Museum Singapore showcasing creatures of the deep sea. The sea and oceans covers 71% Earth surface. However, despite it being the largest reservoir of life, it still remains largely unexplored by Man. In-fact, less than 10% of the seafloor has been mapped and known to civilisation to date, we actually know less of what resides within the depths of our oceans than we do of our planetary Moon.

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Welcome to the Deep!
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Deep Sea time line
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Curated by Claire Nouvian, the author of the similarly named “The Deep” book, the Deep exhibition presents the largest collection of over 40 deep-sea creatures seldom seen by man and displayed for the first time in Southeast Asia through eight exhibition zones. To give visitors a feel of the abyss, the exhibition is set in a completely dark, and near pitch black environment, virtually immersing you into the realms of the deep. The first gallery comprise of a timeline the history of deep sea exploration till today, giving your eyes time to adjust and adapt to the sudden change in darkness.

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The hidden depths installation
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Preserved creatures on display
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Giant Anglerfish

Hidden Depths Multi-Media Installation
The Hidden Depths is an immersive multi-media installation which follows as a second gallery. It is an interactive installation brought to you by Lynette Wallworth from Australia. Scattered around the arena are cylindrical glass installations housing preserved deep-sea specimens. A sense of mystery shroud the objects presented to you. Grab a UV LED torch, explore the space and take a peek inside few of the several earthen pots (Made by Singapore’s Mudrock Ceramics master potters) littered around, lighting up bio-luminescent glass sculptures or view Video footage of bio-luminescent marine creatures, fluorescent proteins (brought to you by Marine biologist Steve Haddock and Dr Anya Salih) and ambient audio from NASA.

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31st May
Sunday, May 31st, 2015

28th SEA Games Fireworks and Sports carnival

Posted by Shaun at 4:19 pm under Events, Interesting Stuffs | 2720 Reads | Post Comment

Leading up to the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games is a sports carnival held right at the OCBC square at the Singapore sports hub. The localised event comprises of various booths, merchandise stores and a live stage (with live performances almost daily), filled with events leading up to the actual opening ceremonies of the SEA Games. Here you can have a go and learn about the few various sport stations to be played at the games. Through the weekends towards the actual Opening ceremony, there will be a series of full-dressed rehearsals, with main fireworks going off at 10pm every Saturday.

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The carnival
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Fireworks at the Stadium
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Fireworks from Kallang basin

The fireworks schedules comprises of a few sporadic bursts from 9pm and 9.30pm, leading up to the main display at 10pm to 10.10pm with the show lasting about 10 minute. You can catch very nice views of the fireworks from across the Kallang basin at Tanjong Rhu view road, where you will be able to catch photos of the fireworks flanked alongside with the both sports hub National stadium and indoor stadium in a shot. The vantage point can be reached from the Sports hub itself after a Short 10 minute walk across the Kallang basin through the Tanjong Rhu view archway bridge.

The basin-side can get rather packed on rehearsal days so do come early to reserve a spot. Happy shooting!

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