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The UOB ONE Savings Account, comparison with the OCBC 360 offerings

UOB definitely got everyone’s attention with the recent introduction of an elevated interest savings account plan. The UOB ONE Account is a pretty attractive plan on paper with a maximum possible saving interest rate “up to” 3.33%, the highest offered by any bank in Singapore to date. Standard Charted first started this with their bonus saver accounts, which are...

Vote responsibly in the upcoming Singapore general elections Sept 11th.

With the upcoming Singapore general elections scheduled on the 11th September, the question on everyone’s mind is the decision of your vote to see Singapore for the next term. As with any responsible voter, one ought to choose your leaders wisely based on their capabilities on top of their promises to bring Singapore forward as a whole, with a...

Blackberry Venice & Specs- an upcoming Blackberry phone you might actually want.

Phones with built-in hardware keyboards will always have a place in my heart and really are nostalgic. It reminds me greatly of the old O2 XDA series of Windows phones I used to own. If such hardware keyboard phones are to your liking, Blackberry's new QWERTY slider, the Blackberry Venice is one phone worth getting excited about. Initially leaked...

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

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...

Disney Infinity 3.0- Star Wars Universe Play Sets

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...

Wishing Singapore and all Singaporeans, a very happy SG50 Jubilee year!

Well wishes to Singapore and all Singaporeans alike on a very happy SG50 Jubilee year today! Here is an illustration I made specially for Singapore's big 50th year today. Though 50 years is short compared to most countries, it's a milestone by itself, something our forefathers had come a long way into making what the country it is today....

Sing 50 Concert at the Sport Hub National Stadium

Sing 50 concert is a celebration of 50 years of Singapore Music. Held at the Sport Hub National Stadium, the concert was touted as one of the country’s biggest concerts, and a grand birthday gift to Singapore’s golden jubilee celebrations. Co-organised by Singapore Press Holdings Limited and held at the start of the National day weekend on Aug 7,...

DreamWorks Animation: Journey from sketch to screen. The Exhibition at Art Science Museum

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...

SG50 Rebuild Your Memories Lego exhibition at Raffles City

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. Rebuild Your Memories Exhibition overview The displays The encased models on display range from symbolic statues including Sir Stamford...

The Deep exhibition at Art Science Museum

“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...

Planned downtime with new drives for ShaunChng.com servers.

You may notice some downtime over the last weekends, the 15k RPM SAS drives running on the server running the site has failed after trusty continuous operation for 7 years. So I took the time to replace the drives, particularly on the database servers and took the opportunity to upgrade the Operating system which the site runs on (it’s...

SG 50 Singapore Youth Festival Art exhibition at Raffles City

The Singapore Youth Festival Art exhibition is an SG50 art initiative supported by Ministry of Education. It saw the art contributions of several students and schools revolving about Singapore’s SG50 theme to showcase uniquely Singaporean memories. The exhibition Lions! The Gallery This can include items or scenes we all come to know off, such as food, iconic landmarks and scenes of the yesteryear...

28th SEA Games Fireworks and Sports carnival

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...

Kumar stands up for Singapore at Esplanade by Dream Academy

Kumar stands up for Singapore is a Musical which runs at the Esplanade from 22nd - 26th April 2015. The "Musical" is largely an extended stand up comedy where Kumar will blabber over anything under the sun, from current issues, politics, racial and LGBT topics to Singaporean xenophobia, often with a Singaporean twist which is hard to beat. The...

Singapore Story and Lee Kuan Yew paintings at The Crescent, Suntec City

The Singapore Story is a public art showcase of the private art collection of Mr Vincent Chua on display at The Crescent, a gallery located on the second floor of Suntec City Mall (Galleria). The free public exhibition features over 300 oil paintings, charting much of Singapore’s past and development from the colonial times to the present, with highlights...

Books and publications on Lee Kuan Yew

What I have here is a listing of all the books and publications written by and on Mr Lee Kuan Yew prior to his passing. I've excluded satirical comic books which you can see popping up in book store now. I hope this compilation will be useful for anyone looking to read up more or simply would wish to...

OCBC 360 account 3.05% interest drop reduction and revisions

I had always been a fan of OCBC 360 deposit account, and been on their 3.05% interest on savings for almost a year. From my market research, the bank probably offers the best savings interest in the Singapore banking market in terms of savings interest and also meeting my current cash portfolio as a saver so far. In a...

Paying Respects and Tribute to Lee Kuan Yew at the Parliament House, Singapore

Following the passing of Mr Lee, 1.7 million residents and guests in Singapore paid tribute to him lying-in-state at the Singapore Parliament House and at community tribute sites around the country. The mourning was planned for over a week before the state funeral. Thousands of people queued up for hours at a go to pay their respects to our...

Passing of Singapore founding father, Mr Lee Kuan Yew

Singapore’s founding Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew has passed on at 3.18am today (23 Mar 15). Harry Lee Kuan Yew was the first Prime Minister of Singapore. Mr Lee started his early political career (1951–1959) as the 1st elected Prime Minister of Singapore In office 16 September 1923 through the formation of the People’s Action Party. He founded...

Growing Shaunchng.com as a system administrator and my experiences into server management in Singapore

My fray as a system-administrator started with my curiosity to have a-go and enjoyment of running my server cluster to fulfil my computing and web-hosting needs. I started creating websites almost 20 years ago- when I barely left primary school. Till, then I've never looked back. 10 years ago, went into the hobby of server management. Looking back, one...

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