Making History at Singapore Blog Awards 2011

July 24th, 2011   •   1 comment   

Singapore Blog Awards 2011

Singapore Blog Awards 2011 has upped the ante yet again. As a long-time supporter of the awards (we hosted it at Asian Civilisations Museum in 2008, and I helped judge last year’s event), I can safely say that this year’s competition organised by Omy.sg has set new milestones in many areas – categories, sponsors, prizes, event attendees, and of course the fun factor.

Singapore Blog Awards 2011
Happening at chic chinoi club Shanghai Dolly, bloggers had a blast celebrating the best of the social web, indulging in an intoxicating mix of food, alcohol, songs, sketches, and fancy costumes.

Singapore Blog Awards 2011
Shimona Kee entertaining the crowd with a folksy ukelele

Singapore Blog Awards 2011

Singapore Blog Awards 2011

Singapore Blog Awards 2011
Singapore’s history gets a slapstick remake with a Domino’s Pizza

In the glare of a thousand flashes and smiles – we bloggers love to camwhore – friendships and ties were renewed amongst bloggers old and new, sealed by the sounds of ceaseless chatter.

Singapore Blog Awards 2011
Daddy blogger Andy Lee with singing blogger Mint Leong

Singapore Blog Awards 2011
Snapping a pose with legendary Estelle and travel blogger Muiee

Singapore Blog Awards 2011
Jerome (The Long and Winding Road), me and Darren (Celebrate Life Lah!)

Singapore Blog Awards 2011
Caribbean Cruisers Keropok Man, Muiee, Darren, Cherie, Eunice, Catherine and Alvin

The winners of the awards stepped into the limelight, receiving specially created trophies from multi-disciplinary artist Tan Swie Hian.  As citations for the nominees rolled onscreen, tension was in the air, only to be broken by thunderous cheers at the announcement of the winners.  We almost felt like we were at the Grammys.

Singapore Blog Awards 2011
Hong Peng (Hpility) was a finalist for being social media integrated 

Singapore Blog Awards 2011
Repeat winner Aussie Pete beaming brightly with Guest of Honour MG(NS) Chan Chun Sing

Singapore Blog Award Winners
Congrats to the winners of this year’s 16 award categories (courtesy of Omy Blog Awards)

What was especially memorable for me was the best dressed competition which brought the afternoon’s celebration to a climactic close.  Amidst cat-calls, whistles and warm applause, bloggers and friends rallied their favourite historical costume characters in a show of camaraderie and comradeship.  Warmed by Domino’s Pizzas, and washed down by Tiger Crystal Beer and Zesta, everybody had a blast.

Singapore Blog Awards 2011
Is the emcee proposing to Mint (aka Liang Po Po) on bended knees? 

Singapore Blog Awards 2011
Steven Lim (aka “World’s Most Handsome Guy”) doing his… err… Michael Jackson thing. 

Before I end, let me extend a special word of thanks to the super hardworking team at Omy.sg – Chim Kang, Kuan Fung, Alvin, Janet and colleagues. You guys made it all happen!

Singapore Blog Awards 2011
Chim Kang (Editor of Omy.sg), MG(NS) Chan and Kuan Fung (Associate Editor of Omy.sg) cutting the cake in wedding style

Singapore Blog Awards 2011
Uber blogger and Omy.sg Manager Alvin doing the lucky draw thingy

Here are the rest of my photos for your viewing pleasure:

Let’s look forward to Singapore Blog Awards 2012!

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One comment

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