SHINE Youth Festival Bash 2013

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Hi Huneybees,

Last weekend, the SHINE Youth Festival 2013 came to an end with the SHINE Youth Festival Bash 2013 held at Universal Studios Singapore. It kickstarted with a fireworks show at Lake Hollywood, right in the centre of USS and then, we were led to New York Street for a string of performances.

Hosted by Divian from 987FM, we were treated to performances by The Rockafellas (B-Boy performance) as well as Show Choir from Regent Secondary School.

We also had Guest-of-Honour -Mr Lawrence Wong, Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Chairman of National Youth Council giving out awards to the Stars of SHINE for their passion, dedication and perseverance of these young role models who made a difference to others' lives.

Issac Ong YiJie - Since 2006, he has been embarking on annual trips to 3rd World countries to lend aid and in 2011, he started Colours Global, a social enterprise that initiates volunteer movements. His greatest wish for Singaporeans is to be more involved in community work and improve the lives of the less fortunate. He intends to couple his personal interest in media and community work to create what he terms as "media that matters" to reach the masses.

Mark Cheng Jin Quan - While people were out chasing the greenback, Mark chose to bring the world's green back. He co-founded Avelife in 2009, a Non-Profit Organisation working to improve environmental education in Singapore. He is also the Chairman for Project Stomp - a free tuition programme for socially disadvantaged children; the Vice-Chairman for Queenstown Youth Executive Commitment; is part of the NEA Hawker Consultation Panel; and also the co-founder of - a crowd funding platform for creative projects. He also wrote "It;s I'MPOSSIBLE" - the bestselling youth motivation, humanitarian and community work book which had then-President SR Nathan penned the foreword.

Muhammad Bukharie Bin Abdul Malik - At 4PM (Malay Youth Literary Association), Bukharie organises activities that inculcate positive personal values fpr Remaja Resilien, a developmental programme for youths. This is where Bukhair mentors and interacts with other youths. He also provides logistics support for Ramadan on Wheels, an annual food disbursement initiative for the elderly and low-income families. He wishes to improve not only his own life for the better, but others' too.

Sim Kang Wei - To show the world how the disabled can be easily be abled, Kang Wei who was born with cerebal palsy takes part in many handcycling charity races to give hope to other less fortunate people and encourage them to dream. He has proved that anyone can go the distance, no matter what. He is currently pursuing a Degree in Counselling and sees this as another step in his journey towards giving back to society once again that the disabled can easily be abled.

Chan Chiang Joo, Nicholas - Hard work was never a stranger to Nicholas who started working at his aunt's corporate gifts silkscreen shop since he was 12. He overcame the odds despite battling with autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as he was offered a chance at investing and business development under the ropes of his dad's friend - CEO of Sim Lim Group. Today, he is a serial entrepreneur-turned-venture capitalist, focusing on assisting young, passionate start-ups in Asia. He is eager to continue empowering more young people and businesses by paying it forward and serving as a mentor himself.

After which, we all had the" wrist-lighting" moment to mark the launch of the NEW SHINE Logo. It aligns with the NYC's commitment to "hear youth and be here for youth". It also aptly highlights the Festival's ground-up nature and emphasizes the dynamism of today's youth.

To wrap things up, we had a fun STIX performance moment. Everyone was involved and we didn't even know that the different coloured tubes actually made different sounds! Click on the video below to check it out!

After that, we had 2 free rides at the "Lights, Cameras and Action" with Steven Spielberg and TRANSFORMERS The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle. FUN!!!!

SHINE 2013 will carry on into August, expanding on the plans of various partners to continue engaging youths on a regular basis, beyond just the Festival period. 

For a full list of upcoming events and more details, visit:

For more photos from the event, head on over to my album here.


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[What's New] Join The Pitera™ House event happening at TANGS from 1st to 11th August

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Hi Huneybees,

pitera house

This August 2, SK-II celebrates the miracle of Pitera™ by tracing its beginnings and latest discoveries at the SK-II Pitera™ House. Come on down discover the birth of SK-II and its unique history.

And fans of MediaCorp artistes, Rebecca Lim and Qi Yu Wu, you definitely have to come down! They will be making special appearances!

Details of the event below:
Venue: Tangs Orchard, Level 1
Time: 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm
The Pitera™ House event happening at TANGS begins from 1st to 11th August.

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Win Tickets To See B.A.P.!!

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Hi Huneybees,

Bang Yong Guk, Zelo, Him Chan, Dae Hyun, Young Jae & Jong Up will be here in Singapore on 8th Augugst 2013!!! B.A.P (BEST, ABSOLUTE, PERFECT), the 6-member boy group from South Korea will be here for their final stop for the group to mark the end of their tour in Asia as well as the members’ first ever full-fledged concert in Singapore.

Wana win tickets to see them?

F&N Sparkling Drinks is organizing a contest to give out 20 pairs of tickets to meet B.A.P upclose and personal at their concert through their ongoing facebook contest - contest ends on 23.59 hours, 4 August 2013.

It's very simple. 
1. Create a fun photo with F&N Sparkling Drinks (like the picture seen in the note: )

2) Send an email to with the title: F&N Sparkling Drinks – BAP Facebook Contest. The email must include the following:

  • Your Full Name (as it appears on your NRIC or Passport):
  • NRIC/Passport No.:
  • Mobile Number:
  • A Fun photo created with F&N Sparkling Drinks

Good luck and see ya there!

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Pleasure Seekers, Come Discover The Ultimate Expression Of Indulgent Pleasure With MAGNUM

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Hi Huneybees,

Woohoo! Pleasure lovers, Ice Cream Fanatics! You are in for a treat! MAGNUM SINGAPORE Pleasure Store opened at Clarke Quay’s Central Fountain Square this weekend. It also coincided with the launch of the new Magnum Pink (Marc de Champagne) and Magnum Black (Espresso) – two decadent ice creams each reflecting the different, contrasting sides to our personalities; flirty and frivolous or sophisticated and elegant. 

The party begin with drinks, canapes and a little mingling with photo taking opportunities. Some celebrities were also spotted amongst the crowd - Jack and Rai, The Muttons, Keagan Kang, Jade Seah, etc.

I was treated to a media preview inside the Pleasure Store before it was officially opened to public. Come on in and check it out...

Busy chefs at work...
So, what is the MAGNUM SINGAPORE Pleasure Store about?

A key and central element to all Magnum Pleasure Stores, including Singapore’s, is the experience of designing one’s very own Magnum. Starting with an uncoated vanilla Magnum, pleasure makers will take pleasure seekers on a unique six steps journey, where they can indulge the senses in the sights, sounds and smells of Magnum chocolate and ice cream in designing their very own Magnum. 

Simply tick your choices and the friendly staffs will prepare your creations.

Choose from an array toppings for your very own MAGNUM ice cream.

Pleasure seekers can also have their very own Magnum creation seen through the Magnum Lookbook that has been specially created to allow digital capture and sharing of their unique designs online and at the store. My mum and I made our own creations and nothing beats eating something that was done by you. Agree??

On top of that, MAGNUM SINGAPORE Pleasure Store also serves up exquisite and sumptuous Magnum desserts and cocktails long into the night. The menu of remarkable pleasures includes beautiful Magnum dessert creations such as “A Midsummer’s Night Dream”, created from edible flower, assorted fizzy berries, white chocolate sheet and a Magnum.

We were also wow-ed by the couture dress - The Magnum Pink & Black Twitter Vote Dress, designed by fashion label, Cute Circuit. It was worn by Jaymee Ong. 

Pleasure seekers also had the opportunity to play fashion designer for the night by influencing the colour and pattern of the Magnum Pink and Black Twitter Vote Dress in real-time. This beautiful couture dress was fitted with a layer of ‘intelligent fabric’ containing high-density LEDs which was simply controlled via an app which communicated Twitter votes #MakeitPink or # MakeitBlack to the dress. Their live tweets were collected via a Moodometer on stage which decided on the color and pattern of the dress. 

“Designing and creating the Magnum Pink and Black Twitter Vote Dress has been a pleasure. The  newly launched Magnum Pink and Magnum Black are designed to indulge the different sides of your personality at different moments; a key theme which we wanted to reflect in the dress itself. Now, for the first time ever, we have beautiful French chiffon gown which is the perfect, adaptable outfit; whether you’re in a flirty and expressive mood or are feeling sophisticated and elegant.” --- Francesca Rosella, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Cute Circuit

About CuteCircuit 
Internationally-know fashion house, CuteCircuit, has been pushing the boundaries of wearable technology since its launch in 2004. A global leader in interactive fashion, CuteCircuit has introduced many ground-breaking ideas to the fashion world by integrating new beauty and functionality through the use of smart textiles and micro-electronics. CuteCircuit come with a host of internationally fashionable and fabulous celebrity fans. Most recently, Nicole Scherzinger debuted the world’s first high fashion couture dress to feature Tweets, designed and created by CuteCircuit.

CuteCircuit is also the high end fashion designer of choice for Katy Perry, who worn their creations at a number of her stage shows and appearances. The label launched its pret-a-porter line in 2010, bringing the first-ever technologically infused casual wear tomajor fashion retailers. CuteCircuit is headquartered in Shoreditch, artistic heart of London, where the Creative Director Francesca Rosella and CEO Ryan Genz are the design duo behind all of CuteCircuit;s amazing creation. 

“I was flattered to be invited to wear the Magnum Pink and Black Twitter Vote Dress tonight. I was often dress to reflect the mood that i am in and the Magnum Pink and Black Twitter Vote Dress is really a luxurious and fashionable way to indulge the different sides of my personality and mood.” --- Jaymee Ong

Paul Foster was the host for the night.

What are they eating? Well, it's time to unveil the other surprise! But first, there was a short speech by Mr. Moustapha Khaled, Country Director, Unilever Singapore.

 “The new MAGNUM SINGAPORE Pleasure Store is a unique concept store where pleasure is yours for the making. It has been a hit across the globe and hence we want to bring this experience to the discerning pleasure seekers in Singapore”, said Mr. Moustapha Khaled, Country Director, Unilever Singapore. 

Yipee! Time to try the new flavours~

Babe and Hunk with indulgent ice cream. Yummy!

For those feeling fun and frivolous, the Magnum Pink, a pink Marc de Champagne ice cream coated with a premium pearlescent pink layer of crackling Magnum chocolate sauce, is the prefect indulgent treat to bring out the exuberant bubbly side. To match a more refined and elegant personality, the Magnum Black, containing intense black espresso coffee swirled in a smooth, creamy vanilla ice cream that is covered in the signature thick layer of crackling dark Magnum chocolate, is simply delectably decadent. 

Thank you MAGNUM for the pleasurable journey!

The New Magnum Pink and Magnum Black will be available island wide on 1st August 2013. The MAGNUM SINGAPORE Pleasure Store will be roving around Singapore, with the first stop at Clarke Quay Central Fountain from the 27th of July to the 26th of August and will be open daily, from 12pm to 11pm. 

For updates on the next location of the Magnum Bar, please visit their Facebook page at   

More photos from that day's event, can also be viewed at my album here.

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