Tag: omy.sg

Singapore Blog Awards Rides Again!

August 17th, 2014   •   no comments   

Congratulations to all the winners of the Singapore Blog Awards 2014!

Adopting an equine theme (2014 being the Year of the Wooden Horse), this year’s Singapore Blog Awards – the seventh in the series – crowned a total of 14 winners. Organised by the tireless team from Singapore Press Holding‘s Omy.sg led by Ms Lee Kuan Fung (Head, Chinese Newspapers Digital Strategy, SPH), the awards helped build the careers of numerous social media stars over the years. Many have gone on to become long-time friends and buddies.

Officiated by Ms Sim Ann, Minister of State for Communications and Information, and Education, the awards this year was held at The Ground Theatre at *SCAPE in Orchard. Other than the prize presentation itself, attendees were treated to a rousing dance performance as well as a “best dressed” competition.
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Glamming It Up at Singapore Blog Awards 2013

July 7th, 2013   •   no comments   

Singapore Blog Awards 2013
Winners of the Singapore Blog Awards with GOH Acting Minister Lawrence Wong

“I’m a blogger. Hear me roar!”

Judging by the response of the crowd at the Singapore Blog Awards 2013 held at Shanghai Dolly, it was clear that blogging was anything but dying/dead!

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Can You Spell “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”?

April 28th, 2013   •   no comments   

Well, perhaps these kids can. Especially on a good day?

Thanks to an invitation from Omy.sg, I had the chance to attend the grand finals of the RHB-The Straits Times National Spelling Championship 2013. Running for its second year, this competition for kids aims to raise their appreciation of spelling in language and literacy in a fun and competitive manner.  Targeting students in Singapore, it challenges them to out-spell each other through the awareness of phonemes and syllabication while enriching their vocabulary through the study of prefixes, suffixes and root words.
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Do You Want To Be a Social Media Star?

April 15th, 2012   •   2 comments   

If so, nominate yourself for the 5th annual Singapore Blog Awards!

Organised by Omy.sg, SPH’s leading bilingual news and entertainment portal, the Singapore Blog Awards recognises “new-age wordsmiths” with the passion, determination, and energy to “create and maintain informative and innovative blogs”.
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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
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Playing Paparazzi at the Shine Youth Festival

July 5th, 2011   •   2 comments   

“Ready, 1, 2, 3…. strike a pose and smileeee!”

Shine! Youth Festival and Panasonic Lumix Workshop

Last Saturday, I had the chance to be a “press photographer” at the festival opening of Shine Youth Festival, thanks to the kind folks at Panasonic Lumix and Omy.sg

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Let’s Get Social at Singapore’s First Social Media Day!

June 23rd, 2011   •   no comments   

Happening 25 June (that’s tomorrow!) from 2 to 9 pm at *Scape, Singapore’s first Social Media Day promises to be quite a hoot with games, performances, blogshops, food and more. The event is one of more than 500 Social Media Day events around the world celebrating how social technologies have democratised media and made it so much more… ummm…. social!

Organised by a dedicated and hardworking team of Omy.sg bloggers, Social Media Day (or SoMe! for short) promises fun with a warm and fuzzy heart.  Every dollar spend will help to raise funds for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (SPMF).

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Ship Ahoy! Aboard the Legend of the Seas

November 23rd, 2010   •   7 comments   

Courtesy of MaritimeQuest

At the kind invitation of Omy.sg and Royal Caribbean Cruise, I had the chance to glimpse into the jetsetting – or rather seafaring – lifestyles of the rich and famous on board the “Legend of the Seas”. It was a novel and eye opening experience considering the number of things one can do on board (you can check out the virtual tour here too).

Inaugurated on 16 May, 1995, the sizable passenger liner could take a full load of 2,074 passengers. Measuring close to 300 metres and weighing in at almost 70,000 tonnes (some of those in Europe are twice as heavy), the massive cruise ship provides endless entertainment through indoor and outdoor facilities like a rock-climbing wall, outdoor pool and jacuzzi, miniature golf course, bar and lounges, glass-walled dining rooms, a mini shopping mall and a casino (of course).
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We Are All Stars @ Singapore Blog Awards 2010

July 11th, 2010   •   6 comments   

Singapore Blog Awards 2010

It was an afternoon to remember at Movida of St James Powerhouse when virtual virtuosos became real rock-stars. More than 100 bloggers, models, singers, friends, fans and followers of social media stardom congregated for Omy.sg’s Singapore Blog Awards 2010. As one of the judges for the awards, I had the privilege of evaluating the shortlisted finalists for two of the categories, and was blown over by the quality of the entries.

Looking around the hall, I had the following quick thoughts (being an insightful blogger – remember?) on what Singapore’s blogging scene has become:

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A Fabulous Night Out @ Bras Basah and Bugis

February 28th, 2010   •   no comments   

At the kind invitation of Alvinology from Omy.sg, I was invited for a Trishaw Night Tour as part of the Night Out at Bras Basah, Bugis Precinct activity organised by the National Museum of Singapore. Part of the overall effort to inject more buzz and excitement into the Civic District, the activity showed us how much more vibrant and fascinating Singapore’s cultural hotspots can be after dark.

Helmed by the DJs Jianwen and Kemin from the Radio Station 100.3 FM, the three-wheeled tour was an interesting blend of whimsical fun and wonder through the brightly lit nightscape of Singapore’s cultural hub. Commencing at the Bugis Trishaw Park (between Albert Centre Hawker Centre and Fu Lu Shou Building on Queen Street), it ended at the Settler’s Cafe at SMU where food, drink and friendly conversation capped off the night on a high.

Here’s a photographic account of our journey. No prizes for guessing who the real stars of the night were. 🙂

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