Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Up to 80% off on your favorite Lego!!!!!

The BIGGEST LEGO SALE is here! On February 02-5, 2017 at the Megatrade Hall 1, SM Megamall Building B from 10AM to 8PM. Up to 80% off on your favorite LEGO themes. 

There is a P100 entrance fee that comes with a LEGO polybag, entire fee will be donated to raise funds for the first Center for Children with Disabilities in PGH through Unicef. 

Bring your kids and let them join games and contests, plus meet and greet LEGO characters.

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CBN Asia Launched Superbook Season 3

CBN Asia launched the 3rd season of its animated series for kids, Superbook, last Sunday, January 22, at the Robinsons Galleria Activity CenterSuperbook premieres on February 5 at ABS-CBN.
For its 3rd season, Superbook will feature different stories from both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible like the parable of The Good Samaritan, and the characters of Nehemiah, David, and Saul just to name a few. All of these are presented in a more innovative 3D animation that kids should definitely watch out for.

2017: Another Bright Year Of Smart Technology From LG Electronics

The global tech community gathered at Las Vegas for the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Now on its 50th year, the event gives the world a preview of the latest mobile, home, and lifestyle technology they can expect from industry titans and brilliant start-ups.
LG Electronics, a global innovation leader, has always been a top attraction at CES, thanks to the numerous groundbreaking technology unveiled in the event. This year, LG’s products rounded more than 90 CES awards and honors, 21 of which are CES Innovation Awards from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA™) across home appliance, home entertainment, and mobile communications categories.

Dining Made Rewarding With Citi Credit Cards And Booky

Looking for an amazing restaurant to celebrate a special occasion or simply want to dine out with someone special? Citi Credit Cards makes eating out even more exciting with a special offer of P1,500 discount credits when you download and activate Booky, your offline restaurant finder, for the first time. Existing users can also get P500 additional discount credits upon using the activation code. Use your discount credits to avail of up to P500 off at more than 500 of your favorite restaurants for a minimum bill of P1,000.
Simply download the Booky app on your smartphone via bky.ph/app and enter your mobile number. You will then receive a validation code via SMS. Input the validation code as well as the activation code CITIBOOKY, and eat well with P1,500 discount credits!

First And Only Outdoor Theater Production House, Globe LIVE, Wins Big At Broadway World Awards PH 2016

Globe – the #1 mobile brand in the Philippines has always gone the extra mile to cater to the evolving lifestyle of its customers. Wanting to give a richer experience whether online or on-ground, Globe expanded its efforts to give Filipinos access to world-class content and entertainment with the launch of Globe LIVE and its concept of ‘accidental theater’.
Through Globe LIVE and its original live productions, content that used to only be available to few, such as theater, was now easily enjoyed by many. By building a dynamic space like the entertainment zone at Globe ICONIC store, Globe was able to open up a whole new venue for more inclusive events.

Canon Updates Ink Efficient E-Series Line Up With Two New All-In-One Printers

Digital imaging giant, Canon, announced the newest additions to their line of Ink Efficient All-In-One printers the PIXMA Ink Efficient E410 and E470. These are the latest printers equipped with low-cost, high yield ink cartridges to ensure affordable cost of operation.
“These new PIXMA Ink Efficient E470 and E410 bring to Filipinos the promise of cost-efficiency without compromising the quality of printed documents and convenience for its users,” said Benny Yu, Consumer Group Director of Canon Marketing Philippines, Inc. “We are happy to share these with our customers as we delight in bringing them the perfect devices that address their printing needs and improve their over-all experience.”

#FindYourFitTogether: Fitbit Valentine Gift Ideas

Fitbit, the leader in the connected health and fitness market, suggests activity trackers as great Valentine gifts to get the two of you movin’, stay active and get fit together.

For the fasyon couple

The stylish Fitbit Blaze and the fashionista favorite, the Fitbit Alta, effortlessly track your most important health and fitness stats – steps taken, distance and calories burned – to help you get in shape without compromising your style.

Fitness and fashion converge in the Fitbit Alta (Php 6,479) with its interchangeable wristbands. Choose from the blush pink, camel or graphite leather straps or go for the metal series in silver and gold options. Indulge your lady love with the special edition Fitbit Alta Gold series, with luxurious trackers in black or pink bands with gold accent.

Fitbit’s first-ever smart fitness watch ,the Fitbit Blaze (Php 9,999) is Fitbit’s first and only fitness tracker with colored LED display. Unique to the Fitbit Blaze is ‘FitStar,’ which features on-screen step-by-step workouts that your beau can follow anywhere he is. It’s like having a personal trainer anytime he needs one. The Fitbit Blaze also has ‘PurePulse® continuous, wrist-based heart rate tracking’, ‘SmartTrack™ automatic exercise recognition’ and automatic sleep tracking.

For the techie twosome

The couple with a penchant for the latest tech finds will surely love the rebirth of a Fitbit all-time fave – the Fitbit Charge 2 (Php 8,499). In addition to PurePulse® heart rate tracking, the Fitbit Charge 2 features a new design with a larger display for an enhanced exercise experience that include new health and fitness tools, smart notifications you need most, and interchangeable bands that easily let you go from a workout to a night out.

One of the Fitbit Charge 2’s amazing features is ‘Relax,’ offering personalized, deep-breathing sessions that calm your mind and body. No matter how busy or stressed out you or your partner are (especially with your Valentine’s Day plans), Fitbit’s ‘Relax’ feature will help
both of you calm down. The Fitbit Charge 2 will also help you better understand you fitness levels and see how you can improve over time with a personalized ‘Cardio Fitness Score.’

For the fitness lovers

For the fitness buffs who want more than just an activity tracker, Fitbit offers the Fitbit Flex 2 and the Fitbit Surge, the performance activity tracker.

The Fitbit Flex 2 (Php 5,499) is Fitbit’s first-ever swim-proof fitness wristband that offers alternative accessories like metal bangles and pendants (in gold, rose gold and silver), allowing you to wear your activity tracker as a stand-out accessory.

For your other half who loves sports and the outdoors, Fitbit offers its performance tracker, the Fitbit Surge (Php 12,899). Fitbit Surge is Fitbit’s only fitness tracker with a built-in GPS that tracks routes and splits times as well as distance and pace. It also has ‘Call & Text’ notifications plus music control, ‘PurePulse® heart rate’ and more.

Check out Fitbit at our Philippine retailers Digital Walker, Beyond the Box, select Toby’s stores, iBOOK, iCENTER, Mobile1, Globe, Gadgets in Style, Hivemind, Lazada, Zalora, Timeline, The Inbox Store, iLiberty and Rnnr stores.

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Brazilian fighter Alex Silva motivated to get world title crack

In the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA), every fighter dreams of becoming a world champion because it signifies that they have reached the pinnacle of success.

Competitors invest blood, sweat, and tears to achieve the ultimate career-defining moment of having a gold-plated strap wrapped around their waists and hearing the announcer declare their names as champions.

Roy Doliguez determined to return to winning form

Filipino fighter Roy Doliguez sees his upcoming three-round encounter with Alex Silva as an opportunity to bring back the glimmer of his professional mixed martial arts (MMA) career.

Both highly-decorated combatants are set to collide on the undercard of ONE: THRONE OF TIGERS, which takes place at the 10,000-seater Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 10 February.

History's greatest “HIDDEN FIGURES” behind the Apollo missions

Everyone knows about the Apollo missions.  We can all immediately list the bold male astronauts who took those first giant steps for humankind in space:  John Glenn, Alan Shepard and Neil Armstrong.  Yet, remarkably, Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson’s are names not taught in school or even known to most people -- even though their daring, smarts and powerful roles as NASA’s ingenious “human computers” were indispensable to advances that allowed for human space flight.  

Discover what ails you in the R-Rated horror thriller “A CURE FOR WELLNESS”

Gore Verbinski, known for helming the global hit remake of “The Ring” is back in the horror genre in “A Cure For Wellness” where he introduces an enticing yet very unsettling spa that promises a cure for what ails man in today’s fast and highly-wired landscape.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Watch Free TV, Record Your Favorite Episodes, And Enjoy Your Downloads With The Starcube Digital TV Box

Do you have a CRT, LED, or LCD screen at home, in your office, or in your car, but have neither a cable nor a streaming subscription? The Starcube Digital TV box is for you. 
Enjoy the following right at the comfort of your living room:
1.Enjoy clearer reception of your favorite free TV channels

Tired of suffering from grainy images or complete picture loss from your traditional TV antenna? Starcube TV comes with an Active Antenna with an Amplifier that lets you receive your favorite digital channels* 2x better compared to other offerings in the market, so you can enjoy more cable-quality pictures. What’s more, the Starcube is Full HD capable which means once local networks upgrade broadcasts to HD, you’re future-proofed and are sure to enjoy upgraded picture quality as well.
2.Play music, photos, and videos saved on your USB

Unlike with a few other digital TV boxes, the Starcube TV’s USB port lets you plug your ownflash drive and enjoy your own saved and downloaded Full HD content! This lets you make the most out of TV sets that don’t have a cable subscription connected to them just yet.

Milla Jovovich Plays Alice One Last Time In “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter”

Without contest, one of the strongest assets in the Resident Evil film series is its principal actor, Milla Jovovich, now reprising her role as Alice for the sixth and final time in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.
Over the course of the series Alice has faced impossible odds and survived the evil forces of the Umbrella Corporation as the last savior of mankind.

Take A Piece Of Italy With You At Casa Italia

More than a year since introducing authentic Italian cuisine to the Filipino palate, Casa Italia continues to delight with its best-selling fares and awe with its new flavorful creations. Never the one to stop churning out a menu with only the finest and freshest ingredients, Casa Italia takes the helm once again with their glorious array of dishes.
Where to start? Definitely, the appetizers! Choose from a bowl of mushroom soup creamed from a mixture of earthy and smoky mushrooms.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

“Fifty Shades Darker” Comes Out With Character Banners

One of the big screen’s most tempestous couples Anastasia and Christian are featured in separate character banners for Universal Pictures hotly anticipated romantic thriller Fifty Shades Darker. Hers has the tagline, “No more rules.” His says “No more secrets.”
Check out the banners below and watch Fifty Shades Darker in Philippine cinemas starting February 08, 2017.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: Get Your Year Off To A Sweet Start With Handcrafted Hazelnut Chocolate Beverages

First meals. First meetings. First dates. So many “firsts” dictate how new chapters in life will go. The same goes for this new year! Get it off to a sweet start with The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®’s newest offering, the Hazelnut Chocolate latte and Ice Blended® beverages.
With a passion for serving only their best handcrafted drinks, the country’s authority on coffee is out with a new comfort beverage a decadent mix that has the bold flavor of roasted hazelnuts, blended with rich chocolate goodness in a base of expertly brewed coffee.

Who’s Who In “The LEGO Batman Movie”?

With barely a few days before The LEGO Batman Movie opens in cinemas, Warner Animation Group has released the official descriptions of the animated film’s cool characters. Get up close and personal with Batman, Bruce Wayne, Robin, Dick Grayson, Barbara Gordon, Batgirl, The Joker, Harley Quinn and Alfred Pennyworth in the following dossier.
BATMAN. A night-stalking, crime-fighting vigilante and heavy metal rapping machine. Super Hero. Master Builder. Batman is all this and much more. Equipped with a utility belt packed with Batarangs, grappling guns and other useful inventions, and backed by a Batcave full of cutting-edge vehicles and Batsuits for every occasion, Batman has sworn to forever defend Gotham City against all crooks and villains. Batman always works alone. He also has a really sweet music career going – thanks for asking.

James Franco's 7 Smart Ways to live in Today's Highly-wired landscape in “WHY HIM?”

James Franco stars as Silicon Valley billionaire Laird Mayhew, a self-made young man whose life was spent writing codes and designing apps, leaving him clueless about how to read a room and appropriately modulate his behavior in the uproarious R-rated family comedy “Why Him?”

New "Power Rangers" movie opens March 22 in Philippine Cinemas

From the team of  filmmakers who introduced cool young adult blockbuster franchises such as “The Twilight Saga,” “The Fault in Our Stars” and “The Maze Runner,”  producers Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen along with Haim Saban and Brian Casentini bring the latest young adult movie franchise to watch out for – the new “Power Rangers” movie. 

With Eight Oscar Nominations, “Arrival” A Rare Sci-Fi Best Picture Contender

Nabbing a best picture nomination January 23, Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival joined the short list of science-fiction films that have been nominated for the film industry’s top prize.
Reports Variety, previous to the Academy’s expansion of the category in 2009, sci-fi nominees were a rarity. The only two that come to mind are E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in 1982 and Star Wars in 1979.

“Hacksaw Ridge” Receives Six Oscar Nominations, Including Best Picture

Hacksaw Ridge, a true story of a World War II hero – Desmond Doss, a “non-combatant” medic who single handedly saved the lives of 75 fellow comrades, has earned its rank with a total of six Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor (Andrew Garfield), Best Director (Mel Gibson), Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing.

“Baywatch” Character Posters Showcase Bubbly Cast

“Don’t worry. Summer is coming!” Or so herald the character posters of Paramount Pictures’ highly awaited raunchy comedy Baywatch, the big-screen adaptation of the iconic beach lifeguard show of the ’90s.

Check out the one-sheets below and catch Baywatch when it opens in Philippine cinemas on May 10, 2017.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

UNIQLO Celebrates The Year Of The Fire Rooster

Global retail brand UNIQLO continues to make the good lives of Filipinos better with an exclusive app offer this Chinese New Year.
Download the UNIQLO app on your mobile phone and get P300 off on a single receipt purchase of at least P3000 from today until January 29, 2017. This offer is available in all UNIQLO stores nationwide.
The UNIQLO app is available for download on the AppStore and on GooglePlay.
For more updates, consumers may visit UNIQLO Philippines’ website at www.uniqlo.com/ph and social media accounts, Facebook (facebook.com/uniqlo.ph), Twitter (twitter.com/uniqloph) and Instagram (Instagram.com/uniqlophofficial).
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Lego Joker Claims He’s Batman’s Greatest Enemy

The laughing lunatic. The Clown Prince of Crime. Batman’s greatest enemy. That’s how The Joker sees himself. With his white skin, green hair and constant grin, this unhinged leader of Gotham’s colorful criminal underworld has made it his life’s goal to cure the city of its all-so-serious gloom. He might break the law, but he really just wants to make people smile…and to rule the city…and to get Batman to finally admit that he is his greatest enemy. Is that too much for a Super-Villain to ask for?

Five Reasons Why Vivo V5 Plus Is The Perfect Selfie Phone

Filipinos are certified selfie lovers, as proven by a recent study by TIME, which found that Makati City is the world’s “selfie capital”, and the cities of Cebu, Quezon and Iloilo belong to the top 100 “selfiest cities” across the globe. Taking a selfie is an integral part of the lives of millions of Filipinos from all walks of life, which is why they continue to search for the best selfie phone available in the market.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Invite Good Luck Into Your Life By Celebrating Chinese New Year At Evia Lifestyle Center

Welcome the Year of the Red Fire Rooster at Evia Lifestyle Center in Vista Alabang on January 28-29, 2017 to attract prosperity and good luck all year long.
On Chinese New Year’s Day, January 28, make sure to catch the Chinese Dragon and Lion Dance show in the Atrium at Evia Lifestyle Center at 4:00 PM. Have your photo taken beside the Money Tree with red envelopes that are symbols of wealth and prosperity, and shop for lucky charms at the Chinese New Year Bazaar. Both are located at the Atrium from January 21 to 29. Also watch the New Year fireworks display on January 28 at 6:30 PM at Evia Lifestyle Center Outdoor Promenade.

Moto Boosts Retail Presence With Two Moto Concept Stores

Moto’s Philippine expansion remains at full throttle, with the opening of two (2) new Moto Concept Stores in Metro Manila.
Say #HelloMoto to two new stores located at the 4th level of Cyberzone areas in SM North EDSA Annex and SM Megamall both operated by MemoXpress.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Director Jon M. Chu Engages Social Media To Discover New Talent For Upcoming Warner Bros. Film “Crazy Rich Asians”

Director Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Now You See Me 2) is tapping social media platforms to reach out to new talent to cast in his upcoming film “Crazy Rich Asians.” Based on the acclaimed worldwide best seller by Kevin Kwan, the highly anticipated romantic comedy from Warner Bros. Pictures is set to commence filming in April 2017.

Milla Jovovich Summarizes “Resident Evil” Films In 2 Minutes

As Alice and Umbrella Corporation’s battle is coming to an end with the release of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter in Philippine cinemas on February 1, Columbia Pictures has shared a “rewind” video featurette, explaining everything that’s happened so far.
The video recap features Milla Jovovich as she talks the viewer through every fun highlight of the last five Resident Evil films.

Attention Passengers: Train to Busan is now boarding, only on iflix

iflix, the world's leading Internet TV service for emerging markets, offering subscribers unlimited access to thousands of TV shows, movies and more, is thrilled to premiere worldwide sleeper hit, Train to Busan, available only on iflix.
Starting today, subscribers in the Philippines can now stream and download the Korean box office hit.

Celebr888 Chinese New Year with a Samsung TV

This Chinese New Year, Samsung brings in good luck through its “It’s time to Celebr888” promo. 

From January 23 to February 19, score huge discounts on the following Samsung UHD TV models:

Php 7,000 off on Samsung 40-inch UHD TV
Php 13,000 off on Samsung 55-inch UHD TV
Php 21,000 off on Samsung 65-inch UHD TV

These discounts will let the whole family welcome the Year of the Rooster with a next-level home entertainment from Samsung. The UHD TV’s stunning 4K resolution, which is 4x better than Full HD, provides dramatic details and crisp images. Let the kids enjoy their most favorite shows with Samsung UHD TV’s spectacular picture performance through accurately blending primary and secondary colors. 

Burn Soriano targets another big win in upcoming bout

After scoring a highlight-reel finish in his last bout, Filipino homegrown talent Burn “The Hitman” Soriano looks for another scintillating performance as he is set to have his first scheduled match under the ONE Championship banner in 2017.

Soriano will be squaring off with Malaysian standout Saiful “The Vampire” Merican on the undercard of ONE: THRONE OF TIGERS, which takes place at the 12,000-seater Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 10 February.

Monday, January 23, 2017

BLIMS Online Clearance Sale: Jan 23-31 2017

BLIMS is back with more exciting offers this 2017!

Get awesome savings at BLIMS Online Clearance Sale, happening from January 23-31! Simply view items online and find the best deals in each branch.

You can enjoy up to 60% OFF on selected items, 3 months, 0% interest on all major credit cards!

Sony Pictures Animation Unveils Varied Upcoming Slate

Making good on the commitment to increase overall output while continuing to offer its distinctive mix of family films, Sony Pictures Animation today released the project details on its upcoming roster of titles through 2018, along with additional highly anticipated future feature film projects, including one from Pulitzer Prize-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Kristine Belson, President of Sony Pictures Animation, says, “We are proud of the artist-driven titles we have coming to the marketplace. The abundance, variety and quality of the features are a testament to the wealth of creative talents who call Sony Pictures Animation their home.”
SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE (April 7, 2017 release). Newly announced voice cast includes: Michelle Rodriguez (SmurfStorm), Ellie Kemper (SmurfBlossom), Ariel Winter (SmurfLily) and Julia Roberts (SmurfWillow), all residents of the title’s Lost Village. Special voice cameos to include: Gordon Ramsay (Baker), Gabriel Iglesias (Jokey), Tituss Burgess (Vanity), Jeff Dunham (Farmer), Jake Johnson (Grouchy), and director Kelly Asbury (Nosey).

Lenovo Launches “Think University” To Enrich Learning Experience In Partner Schools

Recognizing the growing role of technology in the learning process of students, Lenovo Philippines launches Think University, an initiative that empowers partner schools to provide an enhanced and more interactive learning experience through a grant of 10 units of ThinkCentre M73 Tiny Desktop to qualified colleges and universities. By purchasing a certain number of Lenovo computers, a school can qualify for the program.
“Lenovo believes that empowering the youth through quality education is vital to nation-building. Think University is part of our efforts to leverage our innovative devices to aid the academy in enhancing the overall experience,” said Michael Ngan, Country General Manager of Lenovo Philippines. “We hope that through this, our partner schools can create an immersive, interactive learning environment for their students.”

Matt Damon’s Quest For Riches Turns Into Heroism In “The Great Wall”

American superstar Matt Damon plays William Garin, a battle-scarred mercenary and master archer taken captive by a secret army of elite warriors to confront wave after wave of marauding beasts, in Universal Pictures’ new epic, fantasy adventure The Great Wall from director Zhang Yimou.
Once he saw the creative leader behind The Great Wall, it wasn’t difficult to get Damon aboard. “Zhang Yimou is one of the greatest filmmakers on the planet,” raves the actor. “He paints on this spectacularly large canvas, and does it in a way like nobody else. The way he uses colors, the sweeping scale of what he does. You can look at a Zhang Yimou movie without putting his name on it, and (you) would immediately know that it’s one of his. I’ve wanted to work with him for a long time and I finally got that chance.”

HBO Is Once Again The Home Of The Oscars In Asia

HBO is once again the home of the Oscars® in Asia this year. Subscribers across Asia can get the ultimate Oscars® experience of the 89th Academy Awards direct from Hollywood across multiple screens on TV and connected mobile devices, in addition to red carpet exclusives and backstage interviews on the network’s website and social platforms.
Starting with the 89th Oscars® Nominations, several Oscar®-winning and nominated Academy members including Jennifer Hudson, Brie Larson, Emmanuel Lubezki, Jason Reitman and Ken Watanabe will join Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs to reveal the 24 Oscar® award categories at the 89th Oscars® Nominations. Watch it live on HBO at 9.18pm on January 24, 2017.

Canon Expands Refillable Ink Tank Printer Line-Up With PIXMA G4000

After releasing the PIXMA Ink Efficient G series Refillable Ink Tank Printers in 2015, Canon Marketing (Philippines), Inc. (CMPI) now introduces the latest addition to the family: PIXMA Ink Efficient G4000 with Wi-Fi & fax, an upgrade to the G-series printers with its integrated ink tank design. This brings Canon further in the game of low-cost, high-volume, multi-function printing that makes home offices and small businesses more efficient, more cost-effective and consequently, more profitable.
“When we launched the PIXMA G-Series printers last year, it was well received by the consumers having been able to address their needs for low-cost but high-in-quality volume printing,” said Vinchy Sanchez, Director for Consumer Group of CMPI. “With this new addition to the series, we continue to uphold the promise on economical high volume printing with excellent document handling, efficient design and functionality, and a more profitable experience.”

Contemporary Art Finds Home in Makati City

Through the hustle and bustle city of Makati, there lies a haven for the culture and the arts. Every corner, there’s art to be found, from the brilliantly structured buildings that are home to the Philippines’ biggest companies, to its parks, museums, galleries and malls—truly a ground that breathes and radiates art in all its forms, catering to art enthusiasts and culture vultures.

Offering a variety of activities all year round, with plays, shows, art classes, book launches and several art exhibits, there is no doubt that Makati has become the most ideal destination to engage a vast variety of audiences to witness the best in local art, culture and history. Makati has also become the go-to city for tourists from different parts of the globe as it continues to offer innovative projects for regional and global artists alike.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

A New Spark To A Timeless Love: New Jollibee Pepper Cream Burger Steak

Jollibee, the country’s number one fast-food chain, has always been a destination for Filipinos craving for timeless flavors and quality products that taste even better when shared with family and friends.

The Jollibee Burger Steak, one of the chain’s best-selling core products, remains a timeless favorite for many Pinoys, thanks to the delicious combination of Jollibee’s signature beef patty, flavor-packed mushroom sauce topped with real mushroom slices, and steamed white rice. This makes for a popular breakfast, lunch, and dinner meal among Jollibee customers of all ages.

Create Your Globe Coldplay Story On April 4, 2017

The Coldplay fandom in Manila is undeniably huge. Tickets to their April 4, 2017 concert at the MOA Concert Grounds, presented by Globe were sold out in a day, but Globe will give all its customers another chance to watch the most-coveted concert of 2017. By registering to any GoSurf promo or subscribing to any Broadband plan, customers can earn raffle entries to win tickets to Coldplay’s “A Head Full of Dreams Tour in Manila”. For Globe Broadband customers, every P5 spent on their bill is equivalent to one raffle entry. Forty tickets are up for grabs as 20 lucky customers will win 2 tickets each.

Singapore Tourism Board: Singapore Events And Attractions To Kick Start 2017 With A Bang!

Singapore welcomes the Year of the Fire Rooster with a bang with an exhilarating line-up of exciting experiences at its world-class attractions, mouthwatering dining choices, adrenaline-pumping events, and retail treats perfect for both first time and repeat holiday seekers.

“Singapore always offers its visitors something new and unique to discover. From world-class attractions and entertainment events to delightful dining and retail offerings, a visit to Singapore brings fresh experiences that will surely make travelers ask for more,” said Lael Loh, Singapore Tourism Board Area Director for Philippines.

Eye candy attractions

A national garden and premier horticultural attraction, Gardens by the Bay celebrates the Year of the Rooster with a brand-new floral display called “Dahlia Dreams”. From 20 January to 19 February 2017, Dahlia Dreams features auspicious Dahlias in various hues and colors in a Chinese garden inspired landscape with a three-tier pagoda, a pavilion, moon gates and even intricate sculptures of adorable chickens to welcome the Year of the Rooster. In February, love is in the air at the Gardens as it celebrates the love month with an assortment of activities such as evening picnics and movie under the stars, perfect to share with family and loved-ones.

Resorts World™ Sentosa will dazzle Lunar New Year celebrants as it features a fantastic line-up of festive programmes with its ‘Gong Sea Fa Cai”, from 21 January to 11 February. Visitors can go on interactive trails and get up close to threatened sea creatures such as the manta ray and this year’s star animal – the Rooster Hogfish, and witness one of a kind Underwater Dragon Dance show with special lighting effects and a Chinese drummer to heighten the excitement. Also at Sentosa Island, visitors can rub elbows and take selfies with famous celebrities and personalities at Madame Tussauds™ Singapore, currently headlined by an exhibition of world-famous KPOP icons such as Lee Min Ho, Choi Si-Won and Nichkhun.

Eat to your heart’s content

As a melting pot of culture and influence, Singapore has made its mark in combining simple, distinct flavors to create unique dishes that provide a gastronomic experience for foodies, whether at Singapore’s well-loved hawker centers or at celebrity chef dining spots. The Singapore Michelin Guide, launched in July 2016, was the first in the world to recognize hawker food, and is a testament to the city’s varied dining offerings. Singapore is now home to the world’s cheapest Michelin-starred eateries, with the Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle (S$4 or PHP140) and Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodles (S$2 or PHP70), each being awarded 1 Michelin star.

Other must-try hawker favorites include Wah Kee’s best-selling big prawn noodle at the Esplanade, and the country’s beloved chicken rice at ROOST, located at the Centrepoint on Orchard Road.
For trendy foodies, Singapore’s Open Farm Community has produced food innovations sourced from local farms in and around the country a sure hit for travelers seeking to consume fresh and organic farm-to-table ingredients. Janice Wong Singapore at Stamford Road, the only sweets boutique in Singapore that creates interactive and edible art, will be a delightful dining experience for all imaginative souls.

The night is always young

Making loud noises this 2017 is Singapore’s line-up of world-class performances. Headlined by Grammy® Award winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Metallica with their Metallica Worldwired Tour 2017, happening on January 22 at the Singapore Sports Hub, and the legendary Guns N’ Roses with their Not in This Lifetime Tour, which will see the founder Axl Rose and former members sharing the stage for the first time in over 20 years on February 25 at the Changi Exhibition Centre, the Lion City is set to roar with excitement! British rock sensation Coldplay is also slated to return for a two-day performance on March 31 and April 1 at the Singapore Sports Hub for it’s a Head Full of Dreams Tour, while Grammy® Award winning English singer-songwriter Sting makes a return for his 57th and 9th Tour at the Singapore Sports Hub. Other artists to watch out for in Singapore are British rock band Bring Me the Horizon (February 2, D’Marquee), American rock bands Journey (February 10, The Star Theatre) and Yellowcard (February 12, The Coliseum).

The Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix, which will be celebrating a decade of night racing, is also something to look forward to this year. With engines revving and the crowd on their feet, the city streets will play host to another night of high-octane celebration on and off the tracks.

Retail heaven

A haven for shopaholics, Singapore is home the latest and unique finds whether at the malls along the world famous shopping strip at Orchard Road, the glitzy Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, the cozy vintage shops in the Bras Basah and Bugis area, or the relaxing lifestyle enclave at Dempsey Hill. Shoppers can uncover local treasures from local indie retailers in Haji Lane, or go old school in Scotts Square’s vintage design shops and boutiques. Bargain hunters should definitely not miss out the buzzing enclave of Bugis Village for affordable clothing, souvenirs and street food. From March 17 to April 16, the Orchard Road Style Festival will celebrate different passions and lifestyles, as it plays host to the works of local and international designers, stage art workshops, and live performances for everyone to enjoy. The all-new Dover Street Market outlet, the trendy fashion retail and concept store created by Comme des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo, is also set to open in Dempsey in the spring of 2017.

With Singapore’s 2017 exciting line-up of experiences, what better way to kick start the year by booking your next holiday vacation in Singapore with your family and friends?

For more details on upcoming events and activities, please visit http://www.yoursingapore.com.

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