There Are More Reasons To Catch History Channel At StarHub TV Ch 401!

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Hi Huneybees,


Coincidentally, while our local talent Joseph Schooling was having his meet-and-greet session at the atrium of Raffles City Shopping Mall, the final stop of his three-stop victory parade for winning Singapore's historical first Olympic gold medal at Rio 2016, HISTORY® (Starhub TV Ch 401) rolled out red carpet next door @ Raffles Convention Centre to welcome its on-air talents to promote their upcoming new and returning original A+E Networks® productions!

Among the celebrities appearing at the HISTORY® media event were Bobby Tonelli, host for Celebrity Car Wars, Professional photographer-to-beat cum Judge Justin Mott of Photo Face-Off, and the leading contributor amd Co-Executive producers of the highly-rated popular extraterrestrials series ANCIENT ALIENS' Giorgio A. Tsoukalos.


Presented by Catlex in association with Garmin Corporation, Celebrity Car Wars' host Bobby Tonelli shared his joy of able to test drive many premium cars from the likes of Audi to Porsche to Ferrari to Aston Martin and pushing them to their limits as part of a car review section in the brand new reality automotive competition show.  


The challenge for him however was to control and manage the ego wars among the 6 celebrity contestants who are all also accomplished hosts in their own respective countries. An example of that Bobby disclosed was the "30 minutes of fame that each celebs wanted for their 15 minutes share of air time", where each celeb fighting among themselves to keep asking questions after given the instruction to a challenge, which made Bobby felt like a school teacher.
Celebrity Car Wars premieres on Monday 29th August at 10pm (SIN/HK), 9pm (BKK/JKT).


Photo Face-Off, Asia's Number One photo-competition show returns in Season 3 with 13 new bunch of eager amateur contestants from Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand. Adopting a fresh format for this season, the contestants will compete in their home country in two photo challenges - Speed and Theme - and the eventual winner of that episode will have a chance to complete against the Professional photographer cum Judge Justin Mott for bragging rights! All winners of each episode will move on to the final round in Vietnam.

 
During the interview on stage, Justin Mott praised the talent level of Asian amateur photography scene has gone up since but kidded that he has everything to lose for not winning any of the Face-Off Challenges in each episode as his clients would ask him to lower his professional fee if they found out. Because of the synergy between the show and the Canon Photomarathon, Justin shared that he enjoys meeting all photo enthusiasts of all different levels at every Canon Photomarathon event and talking to them about photography and also the show.


Together with Justin on the stage were also the three contestants from Singapore - Chelsea, Tristan and Aron - who each shared about their individual experience for participating in the show.
Presented by Canon in association with SilkAir, Photo Face-Off Season 3 premieres on Thursday 8th September at 9pm (SIN/HK), 8pm (BKK/JKT).



Making his first ever public appearance in Asia, Giorgio A. Tsoukalos from the hit series, Ancient Aliens, which explore ancient astronaut theorists, revealed that he started publishing a magazine on the subject in 1998 and was always interested to convince people with the best evident he could find but only to be rejected and that upset him. Today, he sleeps well against the Skepticism as he would point everyone to watch Ancient Aliens where all the compelling evident have been presented.


Giorgio found himself very fortunate as what started as a one-off 2 hours documentary called Chariots, Gods and Beyond was sold to HISTORY® not long after and like they say the rest is history.
Season 9 of Ancient Aliens is currently showing on HISTORY®, since 27th July, every Wednesday at 10pm (SIN/HK), 9pm (BKK/JKT).

With these awesome shows happening on HISTORY®, there is no another reason why you should not subscribe to StarHub TV Ch 401 today!

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Hallyu Night With Singtel Cast & Kelly Poon

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Hi Huneybees,


If 'W', 'DOTS', 'Doctors' sounds familiar to you, 'High Five' Hallyu Fan! Catching these korean drama same time as Korea with subtitles might sound impossible, but now with Singtel's latest app, it is possible!

 


And since it was Hallyu Night last Thursday, Singtel had us over at Barber Shop Timbre to enjoy some Korean foodfare, drinks, fun and games together with OPPO and an introduction to Cast. 



I was definitely 'high' on the company, Running Man inspired games and photo booths with Korean Stars' cardboard print outs; I even broke my little rule and enjoyed a glass of beer chugging! =)






Our homegrown singer - Kelly Poon was there to perform 'Always' from the popular "Descendants of the Sun" and her own song '爱无力'. I was hoping to hear her Mandarin version of the DOTS song, but anyhoo, don't she sound amazing?!


Ok, back to Cast.

As I've previously shared http://huneyzworld.blogspot.sg/2016/08/5-things-i-like-about-singtels-cast-app.html. Cast is a new mobile app where you can catch the latest dramas, movies and variety shows for on-the-go entertainment. And it is not just korean programmes, there are Asian Hits and Kids Shows too!


You can enjoy uninterrupted streaming of the videos in full HD episodes using Singtel's extensive 4G network or WiFi connection, or you can also download them for your own viewing anytime, anywhere. At S$4.90 per month for each pack, the idea of endless updated programmes will definitely sound appealing to you.


The Hallyu Pack contains popular Korean broadcast channels such as ONE, Oh!K and KBS World as well as all-time favourite variety shows such as Running Man, Infinite Challenge and Return of Superman. But my favourite is the Viu Premium, which I've been using to binge watch "W".

You might be familiar with the free access Viu where you can watch extensive Korean and Japanese programs from SBS, KBS, MBC, CJ E&M and Fuji TV. But what sets the premium subscription apart is that you have priority viewing of the programs (in full HD) as fast as 8 hours after the native telecast with unlimited downloads (depending on your phone's capacity and videos will be stored for 7 days only). 


There's also the Asian Hits, where you can catch popular hit movies and drama series from Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China in their original languages; and Kids Pack, you get endless cartoons for the children to enjoy too!

So, if you're interested to subscribe to Cast, you can do so via My Singtel app and also download Cast from the App Store (for Apple iOS devices) or Google Play Store (for Android devices). For more information on Cast, visit www.cast.sg.







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Come And Be Immersed In Arts At The Singapore Night Festival 2016

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Hi Huneybees,


Did you manage to catch the the return of Singapore Night Festival over the last weekend? If not, no worries as the festival will continue this coming weekend until 27th August 2016.


In its ninth edition, this year's Singapore Night Festival has planned over 80 programmes, over 5 zones, to attract more art lovers (including those Pokemon Go hunters) to the streets of Bras Brasah precinct than the 600,000 that was achieved last year.

Themed Inventions and Innovation, this year festival has specially created two inventive ways to allow the community to come onboard to give back to the festival!

Grad your Singapore Night Festival 2016 Limited Edition EZ-LINK card today!
First is the festival’s limited edition EZ-LINK card that cost just $8 and could be purchased either at Level 1, Visitor Services Counter or level 2 Platform at the top of the escalators in the National Museum. Available until 27th August or while stock last, every purchase will even entitle the purchaser a lucky draw chance to win some fabulous prizes!


Build Your Own Singapore Night Festival 2017 is another such activity where a $2 donation by tapping your existing EZlink card, at level 2 of National Museum, will contribute a LEGO brick to the wall mural that Ms Sylvie Huang, from My Little Brick Shop, will be creating with!

On the festival programme, here some of the highlights that Queen Bee herself has caught a glimpse of during the media preview last week and would wish to share with all her huneybees! 

Zone 1: National Museum of Singapore

The Wheel House by Acrojou
All the way from National Centre for Circus Arts, London, Acrojou brings us "The Wheel House" that tells a “tender, post-apocalyptic love story” through an unique, rolling acrobatic theatre show, which unfolds inside and around a stunning circular home as it travels with the audience walking alongside.
Unfortunately, this impressive performance will only be showcased during the first weekend of the Singapore Night Festival.

Shifting-interactions by LASALLE College of the Arts

Young dancers from LASALLE College of the Arts will present a performance installation called "shifting-interactions" where they will traverse the space with a series of static and animated objects by shaping, changing and vitalizing it over time with sound, light and movement. This dance performance will be presented from 7:30pm to 10pm from 21st to 25th August and 8pm to 11pm from 26th and 27th August.

KEYFRAMES by Groupe LAPS

Groupe LAPS from France will imbue the facade of National Museum of Singapore with energy and excitement through a part animation and part moving sculpture using LED figures and their routine to tell micro-stories. This is part of the group's KEYFRAMES series - brings glimmers of the past to life - that will be showcased daily from 7:30pm to 11pm from 21st to 25th August and 7:30pm to 2am from 26th and 27th August.

"Invasion" by Close-Act to be performed at Front Lawn of National Museum of Singapore on 26th and 27th Aug. Photo credit to Singapore Night Festival
One of the two much anticipated street performance by Dutch Street threatre company Close-Art will be scheduled at 8:00pm, on 26th and 27th August, in the Front Lawn of National Museum of Singapore.
Titled "Invasion", it promises to be an unforgettable, moving street spectacle that combine different performing arts disciplines – such as dance, music and circus – with stunning visual representations like large animals roving among the public that will surely immerse the audience in a magical atmosphere!  
As a teaser, there will be a prehistoric bird that is going to flying overhead during the performance!

Zone 2: Armenian Street  


Samara by Max pagel & Jonathan Hwang

Samara is an interactive illuminated tree sculpture created by Max pagel & Jonathan Hwang at Armenian Church, inspired by the loss of the artist's favourite tree - Bayan - at the cost of our urban progressive development. You are invited to interact with Samara from 7:30pm to 11pm from 21st to 25th August and 7:30pm to 2am from 26th and 27th August.


"Let's Celebrate" by Close-Art to be performed on Armenian Street on 26th & 27th Aug. Photo credit to Singapore Night Festival
Another performances by Close-Art to be scheduled on the second weekend at 9:30pm and 11:30pm on Armenian Street is titled "lets Celebrate". Audience will be treated to a parade of dummers in silver costumes on stilts and fire performers bearing hand flares, in celebration to honour and welcome positive spirits (hmmm...during the Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival) into our world!

Zone 3: Cathay Green, School Of The Arts & Prinsep Street

House of Curiosities
Located at Cathay Green, Field opposite The Cathay, House of Curiosities is not just a performance but an event that features performance, activities and more! Based on the storyline of The Mechanical Heart, audience will be drawn to curious man-made machines and the wonderful capacity of the human mind and spirit to discover and invent in the adventure story of Professor Chambers, his son Christopher and their time machine!! 
One of the few ticketed shows, available at $16 (Adults) | $13 (Concession*) Inclusive of $1 SISTIC Fee, it is scheduled 6pm to 8:00pm, 8:30pm to 10:30pm and 11pm to 1am on 26th and 27th August.

Zone 4: Singapore Management University (SMU)

This is where the Festival Village is located and where you could enjoy the live "Noise" from both local and foreign musicians or indulge in food and shopping at close to 30 flea market and F&B stalls! Activities start as early as 6pm till 1am on 26th and 27th August.

Zone 5: Singapore Art Museum, Queen Street, Waterloo Street, National Design Centre

Journey by NOVAK feat soundtrack by Ed Carter

"Journey" feat soundtrack by Ed Carter is an unique adventure, dynamically projection-mapped to fit the façade of the Singapore Art Museum (SAM). Delving into the world of Victorian novelist Jules Verne by reinterprets seven of his novels, NOVAK from UK has created a magical adventure that will take viewers through a series of scenes, each depicting a different landscape, related to the vivid environments found in Verne’s classic novels. This adventure starts daily from 7.30pm to 11.00pm (Sun - Thu) and from 7.30pm to 2am (Fri & Sat) until 27th August.

#showerthoughts by LiteWerkz

One of my favorite Night Light installation is by a team of nine passionate sophomore year students from SUTD, called themselves LiteWerkz, presenting their first public light installation, titled #showerthoughts, at level 1 Design Gallery 1 of the National Design Centre.
Stepping through the shower curtains and into a boundless darkness scattered with infinite illuminated bubbles does evoke the unexpected inspirational moments we often experience when showering. The sensory experience of the space invites visitors to relax as if in a shower and explore the boundless creativity of their inner thoughts and ideas.
Do catch this amazing (not for people with Nyctophobia condition tho!) from 7:30pm to 11pm from 21st to 25th August and 7:30pm to 2am from 26th and 27th August.

Komorebi 2 by Lighting Planners Associates in collaboration with NUS Design Incubation Centre (DIC)
Komorebi is the word the Japanese have for when sunlight filters through the trees - the interplay between the light and the leaves - and Tokyo based Lighting Planners Associates in collaboration with The National University of Singapore Design Incubation Centre (DIC) has adopted it to Singapore rainforest to create a 15min Night Light recurring installation, titled Komorebi 2 at Atrium of the National Design Centre. Do experience the natural phenomenon of Komorebi through the use of huge curtain and intelligent lighting system from 7:30pm to 11pm from 21st to 25th August and 7:30pm to 2am from 26th and 27th August.


The above are just the tip of the iceberg of the number of Arts installation and performances will be presented at the Night Festival for the coming weekend huneybees!

Do remember to do a little planning and hydrate yourself before you and your friends/family embark on your own walking trail to visit these showcases across the 5 designated zones.


Be inspired by arts!

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[Movie Review] "Don't Breathe" Will Have You Holding Your Breath

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Hi Huneybees,


Yes, literally, DON'T BREATHE! Fede Alvarez's latest trapped-in-a-house thriller had me sitting on the edge of my cinema seat. Pitting 3 burglars against a blind man is suppose to be a no brainer robbery success but things went for a change when the blind man became the king in total darkness...


Rocky (Jane Levy), Alex (Dylan Minnette) and Money (Daniel Zovatto) are three Detroit thieves who get their kicks by breaking into the houses of wealthy people. Money gets word about a blind veteran who won a major cash settlement following the death of his only child. Figuring he's an easy target, the trio invades the man's secluded home in an abandoned neighborhood. Finding themselves trapped inside, the young intruders must fight for their lives after making a shocking discovery about their supposedly helpless victim.

They’re able to bypass the targets’ security system because Alex's father works for the security system company that "protects" the houses. He's pretty reluctant to join in the robbery, but he eventually gave in for he has feelings towards Rocky, who is dying to get his sister out of her wretched home.

But things almost immediately went south when the resident - The Blind Man (Stephen Lang) appears far from helpless. I mean they were at fault anyway right? Who robs a blind man?!

So, their punishment was to be "hunted" down by the blind man. The constant tension and challenges placed before the trio and the need to be ultra silent for fear that the blind man might hear, had me holding my breath alongside the trio.

The line between protagonist and antagonist seemed to blur in this cat and mouse game around the labyrinth style home. The ending does sound a little absurd and unexpected but overall, I like how simple the storyline was and all it took was a robbery to send shivers down my spine.
Don’t miss ‪#‎DontBreathe‬ in theaters August 26.







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Singapore Is The Only Asian Stop For Kanye West's Pablo Merch Pop-Up Store

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Hi Huneybees,



So many things are happening this weekend and one such is the infamous Kanye West's The Life of Pablo pop-up is set to take over the globe in 21 different countries and Singapore is one of the stop!


From 19 August till 21 August, temporary stores will offer the sought-after Pablo merchandise, including T-shirts and hoodies with your city's (Singapore) name scrawled across in Cali Thornhill DeWitt's now famous typography.


But! Here's the catch, no one truly knows where'she the exact locations and it will only be announced 24 hours before the pop-up opens. You can only get it on www.kanyewest.com for it.

So in the meantime, play some Pokémon GO and perhaps troll Kanye's social media first clues?

Here's the full list of 21 cities:
Portland
San Francisco
Las Vegas
Los Angeles
Houston
Dallas
Detroit
Atlanta
Miami
Chicago 
Boston
Philadelphia
New York
Toronto
London 
Amsterdam
Berlin
Cape Town
Singapore
Sydney 
Melbourne

Be prepared for the long queue and have fun shopping!





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7 Reasons Why You Should Hop Onto The Pokémon GO Wagon

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Hi Huneybees,


It all started with a Whatsapp message from la bff - "Pokémon GO is can now be played in Singapore!" and BAM! Now my life had a 360° Augmented Reality (AR) change. 

As if social media is not enough to keep me eyes peeled to the mobile screen, I'm now STUCK to my mobile screen, frantically scramming for more battery chargers and going to places I've never been to before just to grab more items at Pokéstops and capture Pokémon-s. 



So, it's been a week, I'm learning and discovering things every day as I level up. Yes! I finally hit Level 20! It's gratifying but looking back at the amount of time spent on the game, it's pretty worrying too. LOL!





Is Pokémon GO a (*quote James Corden) 'Kick It Out' or 'Bring It Back'? After this week's observation, I stand for ' Bring It Back'. Why? Read on...


1. Brings the family together
This is a game for all ages! Every day I see families coming together after dinner, enjoying a little gameplay at the hot spots, sitting under the shelters or on benches, discussing game strategy. The younger kids will be showing their parents/grandparents what to do when you see a Pokémon, how to fling a Pokéball at them and even helping them to 'Power Up' or 'Evolve' a Pokémon. I've never seen such an activity that brings so much family closeness before!


2. Social Interaction
With the game as the talk-of-the-town these days, it's so easy to strike a conversation and it might even make a good pickup line too! I've chatted with so many people, sharing tips and tricks whilst waiting for the next Pokémon to spawn, we even all shouted 'Hooray-s' when a rare Pokémon appears and gets caught. It's really difficult to remain quiet whilst playing this game. Hehehehe...

Venonat disturbing me at breakfast...

3. Positive Vibes
Linking to what's said above, there's a secret smile and nod when you pass by fellow Pokémon trainers. Bus rides and train rides are never the same again, when people are giving you the 'Heyo' acknowledgement.

Moreover, each Pokémon is drawn to such great cuteness, staring at them every day just brings a little smile and chuckle, especially against the real world setting!



4. Explore Singapore
With Pokéstops planted at every nook and cranny around Singapore, I'm seeing Singapore in another light! There are so much more secret spots that are not listed in those touristy guide books and I would suggest visitors to Singapore or even locals, to go explore Singapore with the game instead.


5. Burn fats
As the game is pretty much a distance based game, the more you walk, the faster you can hatch eggs to add to your list in Pokédex. It makes a great excuse to drag me out of the house and have me cardio exercising, taking in a bit sun whilst burning fats. The hot weather is definitely making me perspire more than usual!

Now this doesn’t mean you can hop in your car or get on the bus until your egg hatches. The Pokemon Go app uses both the GPS and pedometer in your phone to determine how far you’ve walked and if you're going faster than 12 mph it won't add any distance to your incubating egg. 

6. Brainwork
Spending time thinking which Pokémon to evolve first, how to spend those precious Stardust and candies or even which Pokémon to use whilst training in the gym, makes my brain juice running constantly. Playing the game in between articles even helps with my writer's block, as I truly take my mine off the "work" and relax those brain muscles for awhile before getting back into those articles.


7. Attracting customers
If you have a Pokéstop at or near your store, you might want to invest some real-world moolah in getting lure modules. Not only will that be attracting Pokémons but it will also be increasing your store visibility, thus attracting more customer flow too!
Pokéstops with activated lure modules tend to attract more people to gather as that means more Pokémons being drawn to that area. But lures only work for 30 minutes, which means you might need a few to get through the day...


Well, with so many awesome benefits, why are you not playing Pokémon GO yet?!
Just a note of caution, this is a game after all, your safety is the most important, please watch where you are going and do not play when crossing roads or driving. Be careful and catch 'em all! =)







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