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New arrival: Zero Latency Singapore – free-roam, multiplayer VR gaming venue

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

Immersive virtual reality gaming for groups of up to 8 gamers (13+ years old) per 30min session, at S$69 per pax.

* This story first appeared in The Travel Memoir.

Zero Latency Singapore is brought in by Tomorrow Entertainment, the company that also brought BOUNCE to Singapore. Photo: Zero Latency Singapore.

Zero Latency Singapore is brought in by Tomorrow Entertainment, the company that also brought BOUNCE to Singapore. Photo: Zero Latency Singapore.

There are three VR gaming scenarios of increasing difficulty, from basic orientation (Engineerium, 15min), to zombie shooting (Zombie Survival, 15min), to hardcore gun fights at simulated zero gravity VR scenarios (Singularity, 30min).

The 30min game play for each session can be one of three combinations:

  1. Engineerium + Zombie Survival
  2. Zombie Survival + Zombie Survival
  3. Singularity

The 4,200sqft (390sqm) Zero Latency Singapore is located at #03-346/347 Suntec City Mall, between Suntec Towers 2 & 3.

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Acronis seals long-term sponsorship of F1 Scuderia Toro Rosso

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Founded in September 2003 in Singapore by CEO Serguei Beloussov, Acronis is the first Singapore principle company to sponsor a team in the world’s premier racing series.

“In our competitive environment it is becoming increasingly more important to protect all our technical information with a very high standard of software and Acronis can offer exactly what we need. Now that we have a long-term project together, we can’t wait to start working with Acronis, not only on a sponsorship level, but also in terms of adopting their data protection products within our factory and race team. I am sure we will both benefit from this technical cooperation and it will help our team to continue moving forward,” commented Team Principal Franz Tost.

“In our competitive environment it is becoming increasingly more important to protect all our technical information with a very high standard of software and Acronis can offer exactly what we need. Now that we have a long-term project together, we can’t wait to start working with Acronis, not only on a sponsorship level, but also in terms of adopting their data protection products within our factory and race team. I am sure we will both benefit from this technical cooperation and it will help our team to continue moving forward,” commented Team Principal Franz Tost.

Following the successful partnership between F1 team Scuderia Toro Rosso and Acronis during the Hungarian GP, the two parties have extended their agreement into a new long-term partnership, aimed at reaching new heights in racing and technological product development.

Acronis first announced its intentions to sponsor Toro Rosso back in May this year.

“Acronis is a cutting edge and forward looking company, growing rapidly in the field of data protection, which links in very well with the sport. This cooperation will see them and us work well and progress together,” said Scuderia Toro Rosso driver, Daniil Kvyat.

“Acronis is a cutting edge and forward looking company, growing rapidly in the field of data protection, which links in very well with the sport. This cooperation will see them and us work well and progress together,” said Scuderia Toro Rosso driver, Daniil Kvyat.

Acronis, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection, hopes that the new partnership will lead to rapid innovation, increased safety and enhanced performance during races and off the track.

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Singapore IT company Acronis to sponsor Formula 1 team Toro Rosso

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Acronis intends to sponsor Toro Rosso under conditions that both Daniil Kvyat and Franz Tost are staying at Toro Rosso.

Daniil Kvyat, Formula 1 driver at Toro Rosso. “I am not a Formula 1 expert, however, I sense Daniil will feel more comfortable in Toro Rosso. Toro Rosso is hungry for pure racing, and we believe in their success as well as in Daniil himself,” said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Acronis, about Kvyat.

Daniil Kvyat, Formula 1 driver at Toro Rosso. “I am not a Formula 1 expert, however, I sense Daniil will feel more comfortable in Toro Rosso. Toro Rosso is hungry for pure racing, and we believe in their success as well as in Daniil himself,” said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Acronis, about Kvyat.

Russian-born Singaporean businessman Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Acronis announced the sponsorship intentions.

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New arrival: Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum Gaming Keyboard

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

The Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum features Romer-G mechanical switches and intelligent RGB illumination. Available now in Singapore: S$259.

G810 Orion Spectrum RGB mechanical gaming keyboard. S$259 in Singapore now.

G810 Orion Spectrum RGB mechanical gaming keyboard. S$259 in Singapore now.

The latest addition to the Logitech G RGB mechanical gaming keyboard lineup sports Logitech’s Romer-G mechanical switches, promising 25 percent faster actuation than standard mechanical keyboards, as well as customisable RGB lighting and dedicated media controls.

More details from the press release below.

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YOLO Run 2015: 5km Shirtless Run gives T-shirts to underprivileged children

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

If you’re in Singapore on Sunday, 22 November 2015 run shirtless (not topless) for a good cause from 8am to 12pm at Gardens by the Bay. Registration: S$69.90.

YOLO thrill seekers can now sign up at www.yolorun.com at S$69.90. Registration closes next Saturday on 7 November 2015. Image credit: www.yolorun.com.

YOLO thrill seekers can now sign up at www.yolorun.com at S$69.90. Registration closes next Saturday on 7 November 2015. Image credit: www.yolorun.com.

With every shirtless runner, X-Change Republic Pte Ltd will donate a T-shirt to the underprivileged children in developing countries in partnership with the T Foundation, a non-profit organisation committed to the development and spread of entrepreneurship around the globe.

“The inaugural YOLO Run aims to push the boat out with the bravery of individuals to live freely and purposefully. To go beyond more than just sweating it out for a five-kilometre, we want to challenge participants to race shirtless and liberate themselves from their inner insecurities,” said YOLO Run 2015 race director, Brandon Lee.

Ladies are encouraged to race in their exclusive YOLO Run sports bra which comes with the race pack.

As for the gentlemen, you can wear the YOLO Run singlet.

A finisher T-shirt along with a yoga mat will be part of the race entitlements to accompany the participants in the mass yoga session at the end of the run.

The organisers aim to break into the Singapore Book of Records for the most number of shirtless runners at an event.

YOLO Runners can also participate in exciting fringe activities in surprise YOLO Zones.

New arrivals: TomTom Bandit Action Camera to challenge GoPro

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Available now in Singapore in COMEX 2015 at S$599. Premium pack with additional accessories at S$729.

The TomTom Bandit lets action fans record wide-angled HD videos. Its cable-free battery stick allows three hours of non-stop filming, together with built-in sensors to record Speed, G-force, Altitude, Rotation and Heartbeat.

The TomTom Bandit lets action fans record wide-angled HD videos. Its cable-free battery stick allows three hours of non-stop filming, together with built-in sensors to record Speed, G-force, Altitude, Rotation and Heartbeat.

The TomTom Bandit Action Camera is the first camera to come with a built-in media server, making editing and sharing videos quick and easy.

Instead of spending hours downloading and sorting through footage, users can now create a video clip of the action and share it within moments of the recording by pairing the camera with a companion smartphone app.

Action fans simply have to shake their paired smartphone for a ready-to-share edit of their video highlights.

The TomTom Bandit is also equipped with in-camera motion and GPS sensors, to automatically find and tag exciting moments based on speed, altitude, G-force, acceleration and heart rate*.

Key features of the TomTom Bandit are listed below:

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New arrivals: Sony Smart B-Trainer waterproof sports headset

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

The all-in-one training device and application will be available in Singapore at S$399 from 11 June 2015. You can pre-order now to enjoy a free 2XU Compression Shorts worth S$139.

The Sony Smart B-Trainer aims to be your all-in-one running trainer and partner.

The Sony Smart B-Trainer aims to be your all-in-one running trainer and partner.

The new Sony Smart B-Trainer has a range of features, such as intelligent music playback based on heart rate monitoring, various training plans, and real time voice coaching.

The Sony Smart B-Trainer ships in a selection of bright colours.

The Sony Smart B-Trainer ships in a selection of bright colours.

This sports companion integrates Sony’s latest audio advancements with the latest sensor and software technologies to provide a holistic exercise experience.

It consists of the SSE-BTR1 headphone-integrated device that is packed with six types of sensors – heart rate, acceleration, GPS, compass, gyro and barometer.

These sensors measure and record 11 types of running logs – heart rate, burned calories, distance, time, speed, pace, cadence, steps, stride, running route and elevation.

Based on a preset user profile and heart rate goal, the Smart B-Trainer measures your heart rate and automatically selects music for efficient training.

Developed with the modern runner in mind, the Smart B-Trainer comes in a neckband-style housing, and is non-slip to provide you the freedom to run as you like.

Developed with the modern runner in mind, the Smart B-Trainer comes in a neckband-style housing, and is non-slip to provide you the freedom to run as you like.

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Barclays Asia Trophy 2015: Online ticket sales from 13 May, 10am

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

Barclays Asia Trophy will be in Singapore for the first time in mid-July with two match days on 15 (Wed) and 18 (Sat) July. Arsenal, Everton, Stoke City and Singapore Select XI will be fielding their first team players for the tournament.

Update (18 July, 2015):

Arsenal has beaten Everton 3-1 in the finals of the Barclays Asia Trophy with goals from Theo Walcott, Santi Cazorla and Mesut Ozil.

Ross Barkley scored a consolation goal for Everton 15 minutes from the final whistle.

Legacy of the Barclays Asia Trophy 2015 - record crowds and funding for Singaporean football coaching. Premier League donates S$150,000 to Football Association of Singapore to fund second-stage Premier Skills programmes.

Legacy of the Barclays Asia Trophy 2015 – record crowds and funding for Singaporean football coaching. Premier League donates S$150,000 to Football Association of Singapore to fund second-stage Premier Skills programmes.

Petr Cech also made his debut for Arsenal after his 10million pound transfer from Chelsea.

In an earlier match, Stoke City clinched third place in the tournament by beating Singapore Select XI 2-0.

Update (15 July, 2015):

So Arsenal will be meeting Everton in the Finals on Saturday (18 July) while Stoke City will meet Singapore Select XI for the third-fourth placing on the same day.

Arsenal had beaten Singapore Select XI 4-0 in the opening match of the Barclays Asia Trophy 2015 while Everton edged out Stoke in the penalty shoot out after a goalless draw at the end of regulation time.

Arsenal’s 19-year-0ld striker Chuba Akpom scored a hat-trick while Jack Wilshere contributed with a goal from the spot.

Everton converted all of its five penalty shots while its goalkeeper Tin Howard managed to save the attempt from Stoke City’s Marco van Ginkel.

Ticket prices below.

Barclays Asia Trophy 2015, in Singapore Sports Hub on 15 and 18 July, 2015.

Barclays Asia Trophy 2015, in Singapore Sports Hub on 15 and 18 July, 2015.

The opening evening on Wednesday 15 July will see Singapore Select XI play Arsenal (6pm), and Everton versus Stoke City (8.30pm).

The third-fourth placing match (6pm) and Final (8.30pm) will be played on Saturday 18 July.

Tickets for 2 matches 15 July, Wednesday 18 July, Saturday
Category 1 S$145 S$155
Category 2 S$105 S$115
Category 3 S$60 S$70
Category 4 S$40 S$45
Category 4 (Child) S$25 S$28
  • Prices are inclusive of GST but subject to booking and delivery fees.
  • Children under the age of 3 do not require a ticket but cannot occupy a seat without a valid ticket.
  • Children’s tickets are available for those aged 3 to 12 years old and must be purchased in conjunction with an adult ticket.

Over 90,000 tickets will be available to the public to buy over the two match days and 70 percent of the tickets will be on sale for S$70 or less.

The cheapest adult ticket is S$40, while children’s tickets are available from S$25.

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Event: Singtel cheers for Team Singapore for SEA Games 2015

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Singtel is rallying support for Team Singapore by putting the spotlight on the people inspiring the athletes; providing 24/7 live coverage of the games; and Cheer Aggregator software to provide insights to the support from the public.

SEA Games athletes with their inspirations as well as staff from Singtel and the Singapore sports community. Photo credit: Wee Wu Neo, theneodimension.com.

SEA Games athletes with their inspirations as well as staff from Singtel and the Singapore sports community. Photo credit: Wee Wu Neo, theneodimension.com.

Singtel had earlier announced its commitment as the SEA Games’ Official Multimedia Partner, with sponsorship of over S$15 million worth of next-generation multimedia solutions and technology infrastructure.

Celebrating the Extraordinary

Singtel will shine the spotlight on our Team Singapore athletes and the people who have been their guiding lights, with a glimpse into these behind-the-scenes personalities.

Members of the public will hear the inspiring stories of the heroes behind each successful athlete.

Six Team Singapore athletes will share their stories about the people who have made personal sacrifices, and who have gone the extra mile to support them on their SEA Games quest.

Vera has nominated her physiotherapist Hwee Koon as her extraordinary person, touched by how she always takes time out to treat any injury she sustains, sometimes even long after the office has closed.

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Canon launches Print Hub at Singapore Sports Hub

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

The Canon Print Hub is designed to drive efficiency and productivity savings, and enhance customer experiences at the Singapore Sports Hub – resulting in a projected S$2m savings over five years.

The Canon Print Hub is located within the Singapore Sports Hub. Singapore Sports Hub will be invoiced based on actual usage.

The Canon Print Hub is located within the Singapore Sports Hub. Singapore Sports Hub will be invoiced based on actual usage.

With the launch of Canon Print Hub, the Singapore Sports Hub and its partners will have immediate access to Canon’s expertise in document management solutions, managed document services, mailroom services, creative services and print production services.

“The Canon Print Hub is a creative internal solution which provides us with swift information delivery and effective communication with our many customers, partners and sponsors,” said Oon Jin Teik, Chief Operating Officer, Singapore Sports Hub.

This will allow for a quicker, more cost-effective turnaround of marketing collaterals and materials during events held at the Singapore Sports Hub, such as the 28th SEA Games in Singapore from 5-16 June later this year.

In addition, co-locating Canon Print Hub within the Singapore Sports Hub facility will allow the Singapore Sports Hub to implement marketing communication campaigns at shorter notices offering more dynamic customer engagement programs.

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