Posts Tagged ‘Funan’

Opening: New Dell Exclusive Store at Plaza Singapura after Funan closure

Friday, July 15th, 2016

The new store is located at #04-19 and is open daily from 10am to 10pm. In-store promotions below.

“We are delighted to welcome customers to our new store, offering the same superior brand experience they have come to expect and love. The new concept store is an integral part of our go-to-market strategy to showcase our suite of products and enable customers to experience first-hand the capabilities and ease of computing with Dell products,” said Rakesh Mandal, general manager, Client Solutions, South Asia and Korea, Dell. Photo credit: Dell Singapore.

The concept store features Dell’s full range of consumer devices as well as a VR-experience zone.

The new store replaces the Dell Exclusive Store that was located in Funan DigitaLife Mall – the Mall has since been closed.

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The latest XPS and Inspiron notebooks are part of the full spectrum of consumer laptops, monitors and peripherals offered at the new Dell Exclusive Store at Plaza Singapura.

The new store features experience suites with Dell’s latest XPS, Inspiron and Alienware portfolio, including award-winning products from the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show and the recent Computex 2016 in Taiwan.

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Challenger seeks growth with focus on Android and Gaming

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Singapore tech retail chain Challenger introduces two new retail concepts – “Game On!” and “Go Android!” – to revitalise its flagship megastore in Funan.

From Acer, Asus, Fitbit, HTC, Lenovo, Huawei, Samsung to ZTE, ‘Go Android!’ showcases a comprehensive selection of Android devices in an Android-branded space spanning a 1,100 square feet.

From Acer, Asus, Fitbit, HTC, Lenovo, Huawei, Samsung to ZTE, “Go Android!” showcases a comprehensive selection of Android devices in an Android-branded space spanning a 1,100 square feet.

In response to the emerging demand for products in the Android and Gaming categories, Challenger has revamped more than 4,000 square feet of its cookie-cutter retail space in Funan.

Record sales of Android devices inspired the first ‘Go Android’ in town

Having noted record sales of Android devices in recent years, Challenger is bringing all the big names together to provide a one-stop solution to users of Android devices.

“To encourage retail growth, we need to raise the bar in the retail industry and Challenger believes in the importance of updating retail experience to suit the needs and demands of shoppers. More importantly, the two retail concepts are formulated because of our desire to provide shoppers with a seamless one-stop destination where they can explore and learn about the products before a purchase,” said Loo Pei Fen, Head of Marketing for Challenger Technologies.

Shoppers can see, touch, feel and experience the possibilities of all the latest and coolest Android devices.

With Android wearables, smartphones, tablets to TV, featured alongside complementary accessories such as headphones and smartphone cases, shoppers can experience the complete suite of Android products in an interactive environment.

To give greater assurance to increasing Android users, Challenger is also launching the Accidental Protection Damage plan.

More than half-a-million existing ValueClub members are automatically entitled to a 1-time repair claim for their Android and Windows smartphones purchased at Challenger (* Terms and conditions apply).

Spanning over more than 3,000 square feet, “Game On!” is the place for both casual and enthusiastic gamers looking to experience a little more reality when shopping for gaming solutions.

Spanning over more than 3,000 square feet, “Game On!” is the place for both casual and enthusiastic gamers looking to experience a little more reality when shopping for gaming solutions.

Leading the way with the game-changing ‘Game On!’

Challenger has its eyes on the niche but growing segment of Gaming with its immersive shopping concept for gamers – ‘Game On!’

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New arrivals: Microsoft Xbox One debuts in Singapore at Funan DigitaLife Mall

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Singapore officially welcomed the Xbox One today at 1300hrs.

Update (9pm, 23 September):

Xbox One fans got to pit themselves against each other on board the Singapore Flyer, against the Skyline.

Singapore F1 GP may be over but #Xbox One fans are still racing the McLaren on #Forza5 in the Singapore Flyer. #XboxOneSG. Photo taken using Samsung Galaxy S5 and posted on Instagram.

Singapore F1 GP may be over but #Xbox One fans are still racing the McLaren on #Forza5 in the Singapore Flyer. #XboxOneSG. Photo taken using Samsung Galaxy S5 and posted on Instagram.

Microsoft Xbox One Launch at Funan DigitaLife Mall.

Microsoft Xbox One Launch at Funan DigitaLife Mall. Photo: Microsoft Singapore.

The event kicked off with pre-order collection amongst the mass of over 500 fans as they turned Funan DigitaLife Mall into a sea of green.

“The feedback from our fans in Singapore has been overwhelming. We are on track to making this the biggest ever Xbox launch in history in Singapore. Today marks a historic day for us and our fans,” said Hanson Yap, Marketing Manager, Interactive Entertainment Business, and Microsoft, Singapore.

The console launch continues into the evening as invited fans battle it out in the sky onboard the Singapore Flyer.

The iconic landmark will light up Singapore’s skyline with the Xbox’s signature green – telling Singaporeans that the new entertainment console has landed.

This holiday, gamers will be able to create Car Clubs of up to 1,000 members and race through a wide-open world featuring the stunning landscapes of Southern Europe in “Forza Horizon 2”.

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Photography tips and experiences from pro Scott A. Woodward

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

Scott A. Woodward is a SanDisk Extreme Team member, a Nikon Professional Photographer and a Getty Images Global Assignments photographer. He shares his experiences and photography tips in a Q&A below.

Scott A. Woodward at one of four sessions of Nikon's

Scott A. Woodward at one of four sessions of Nikon’s “I am a Fashionista” photography workshop in Singapore.

Woodward shared three tips for beginners who are starting out: Be inspired, Play with light, Experiment.

1. Be inspired

Do a little research about the who or what you will be shooting ahead of time. The more you know about what or who you will be shooting, the better prepared you can be.

Try to have some ideas for the types of photographs you want to create beforehand. There is no shame in looking at other photographers’ interpretations of a location or scene.

Use others’ work – there is an endless stream of imagery from photographers across the globe on Instagram and Flickr and Twitter – to be inspired and help get your creative juices flowing so you can create your own unique photography.

2. Play with light

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Dell relaunches its Exclusive Store at Funan DigitaLife Mall

Friday, May 17th, 2013

The Dell Exclusive Store was reopened following an intensive make-over to deliver a new, refreshed concept store that sports simpler, contemporary yet bolder interior designs.

The new look of the Dell Exclusive Store in Funan DigitaLife Mall at #03-26.

The new look of the Dell Exclusive Store in Funan DigitaLife Mall at #03-26.

The new look is aimed at creating a more consistent global brand and shopping experience for its customers.

“Dell’s new store design brings a great shopping experience to our customers, whether you have a specific product in mind, or just casually browsing,” said Chue Chee Wei, managing director for Dell’s Commercial Business, Singapore and Malaysia.

The design of the store takes on a distinctive customer-centric approach, complete with experience suites that allow customers to experience technology as they would in real life.

The Funan store is the first Dell Exclusive Store in the world to adopt the company’s new global retail brand guidelines.

The Dell Exclusive Store at Funan #03-26 is open from 11am to 9pm daily, and measures 1,356 square feet in floor space.

The old look of the Dell store in Funan, before two weeks of intensive renovation.

The old look of the Dell store in Funan, before two weeks of intensive renovation.

Nubox opens Eleventh Apple Premium Reseller Store in Funan Singapore

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Nubox, an arm of Newstead Technologies, will be re-launching Nubox@Funan DigitaLife Mall at Funan DigitaLife Mall, 109 North Bridge Road, #03-21/22 on October 26, 2012, 11 am.

In conjunction with the store opening, there will be a series of promotions from 26 - 28 October.

In conjunction with the store opening, there will be a series of promotions from 26 – 28 October. Click on image to see enlarged view of the discount flyer.

The Nubox store at Funan DigitaLife Mall first started as an Apple Authorised Reseller in 2008.

“We are very pleased to be the largest chain of Apple Premium Reseller (APR) with 11 stores islandwide. All Nubox stores have attained the APR status,” said Ms Evelyn Chua, Chief Marketing Officer, Newstead Technologies.

To achieve the Apple Premium Reseller (APR) status, the store met stringent criteria from Apple – from store location and size to quality service and certified staff.

Similar to other Nubox stores, customers will be able to get the full range of Apple products as well as an extensive range of third-party accessories and software.

The friendly Nubox staff will also provide professional advice on products, complete with training and service support.

Nubox Super Size Challenge

Nubox Super Size Challenge

Nubox Super Size Challenge

To celebrate the opening of Nubox@Funan DigitaLife Mall, Nubox will be holding the grand finals of Nubox Super Size Challenge at 10am at the store on 27 October.

The competition was first held last year. The preliminary rounds for this year’s challenge was held online from 10 – 17 October.

The top 10 participants with the most number of correct answers completed within the shortest time will face-off “live” at the finals.

The champion will walk away with S$1,200 worth of Nubox vouchers. The other nine finalists will receive a-JAYS One+ earphones worth $88.

this WEEK in TECH – a selection of interesting events

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Here’s a selection of interesting tech events happening this week (21-27 October 2012). It is not an exhaustive list and represents only a sampling of events that gives a taste of the tech pulse in Singapore.

What are some of the more interesting tech events happening in Singapore?

What are some of the more interesting tech events happening in Singapore?

This week sees the culmination of weeks of anticipation building up to the General Availability of Windows 8. CNET reports that Microsoft is holding a special event in New York City on the eve to as a pre-launch celebration. This is also being held in other major cities as well.

Asus is showcasing its Windows 8 lineup while Samsung is setting up a “Samsung Experience Corner” in the Challenger store in Funan DigitaLife Mall.

In parallel is similar levels of excitement with Apple holding a special event with the usual cryptic message. This time the invite reads “We’ve got a little more to show you”, which everyone sees as pointing to the launch of the 7.85-inch iPad Mini.

For Rounding off an exciting week is a public holiday for countries in the region for Muslims – Hari Raya Haji. Take the chance to check out the new range of Loewe televisions launched by Atlas Sound & Vision in Singapore.

23 October (Tuesday)

Apple iPad Mini event

The invite says “We’ve got a little more to show you” – everybody’s expecting the 7.85-inch version of the iPad.

We’ll find out at 1am Singapore time on 24 October (Wednesday).

Venue: San Jose


24 October (Wednesday)

Asus Windows 8 showcase

Another major PC maker showcases its lineup of Windows 8 desktops, laptops and tablets.

Venue: Calrke Quay


24 October (Wednesday)

Loewe TV launch

Atlas Sound & Vision is launching a new range of Loewe Televisions in Singapore.

Venue: Palais Renaissance


25 October (Thursday)

Samsung Experience Corner

Touch, feel and play with Samsung products, especially its latest Windows 8 devices.

Venue: Challenger @ Funan


25 October (Thursday)

Windows 8 Launch

Microsoft is holding launch events in 15 cities around the world prior to the General Availability of Windows 8 on the next day.

Venue: Singapore, New York etc.


26 October (Friday)

Windows 8 General Availability

General Availability of Windows 8, marking the official release of much anticipated new operating system from Microsoft


26 October (Friday)

Hari Raya Haji

“Selamat Hari Raya Haji” to Muslims celebrating this religious festival.


26 October (Friday)

Nubox store opening

Nubox to re-launch Nubox@Funan DigitaLife Mall, with store opening promotions. It will also hold the finals of the Nubox Super Size Challenge at the store.

Thematic shopping with Digital Style

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Newstead Technologies has opened a new multi-brand IT concept store in Funan DigitaLife Mall today. “Digital Style” is organised into six thematic zones, based on the needs of the modern IT consumer.

This is in keeping with the times – since consumers today have different purchasing habits and approaches.
This is the first of a chain of such stores. Eventually, there will likely be four to five such stores geographically distributed around Singapore, according to Evelyn Chua, Business Development and Marketing Manager of Newstead Technologies.
The 2,647 square feet store is located at #03-32 of the mall and opens from 11 am to 8 pm from Tuesdays to Sundays, and 11 am to 7 pm on Mondays.

The six themes are Entertainment & Media, Gaming, Home Computing, Mobile Communications, Office & Professional, and Ultra Mobile & Business.

The focus is on allowing shoppers to try out, for themselves, different products in the themes they are interested in.

For instance, in the gaming kiosk, the whole spectrum of gaming related gadgets and peripherals – from consoles, laptops, speakers and controllers – are displayed, for shoppers to mix-and-match and plug-and-play the various components together at one-stop.

The store is organised into six themes.Across the various themes, products are featured from all the major brands, including Acer, Asus, BlackBerry, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, HTC, Lenovo, Logitech, Microsoft, Motorola, Panasonic, Samsung, Toshiba and others.

Apple related products are absent, so you’ll have to visit authorised Apple resellers, such as Nubox, which is also under Newstead Technologies.

I noticed that digital cameras and video cameras are not sold at the shop.

Update (24 February, 2012): Newstead Technologies has opened its second and bigger Digital Style store in Jurong Point. The next will be at The Star Vista towards the end of 2012.