Free Mobile Services During Chinese New Year 2013

January 31, 2013 · Posted in Economy · Comment 

Singapore Telecommunication Service ProvidersAssuming the three local telecommunication service providers in Singapore have equal share of customers or subscribers, two-third of them will have something to rejoice about for the upcoming Chinese New Year.

Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) and MobileOne (M1) have officially announced that they will be providing free various services during the 3 days of the Chinese New Year.

SingTel

SingTel has announced yesterday that it will offer three days of free incoming and outgoing local calls and SMS for all its postpaid customers between Feb 10 and Feb 12. It will also offer a range of free mio TV on-demand movies and channel previews, as well as the chance to win movie tickets, cash prizes and hampers.

Duration: 10th to 12th February 2013
Free Services: Incoming and Outgoing Local Calls, SMS, Mio TV On-Demand Movies (for those with Mio devices)

M1

After the 60-hour network outage that cut 3G services two weeks ago, M1 has offered compensation to all postpaid customers three days of free local mobile calls, SMS, MMS and data services during the Lunar New Year period. Prepaid customers will enjoy a S$1 bonus for every top-up of S$17 and above, during the month of February 2013.

Duration: 10th to 12th February 2013
Free Services: Incoming and Outgoing Local Calls, SMS, MMS and Data services

Starhub

So far, Starhub has not yet announced anything with regards to mobile services, but it did briefly mentioned that all its Starhub TV customers can enjoy free viewing on all Asian channels from 8 Feb, 12pm to 13 Feb, 12pm.

Essentially, we have some great freebies coming up next week! Will keep you people posted…

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Apple iOS 6.1 is Out!

January 30, 2013 · Posted in Applications · Comment 

iOS

Apple has finally released the next version of iOS 6.1. Below is the changes:

  • LTE support for more carriers
  • Purchase movie tickets through Fandango with Siri (USA only)
  • iTunes Match subscribers can now download individual songs from iCloud
  • New button to reset the Advertising Identifier

In addition, the update comes with several improvements and bug fixes. Upgrade to the latest version using iTune today.

iOS 6.1 Update

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January 30, 2013 · Posted in Thumb Gallery · Comment 
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McDonald’s Promotion (FSI) in January 2013

January 20, 2013 · Posted in Economy · 1 Comment 

McDonaldsThis month, McDonald’s is offering 3 great promotions for customers in Singapore. All diners got to do is to flash the online coupons to get instant discounts for meals.

Click on the thumbnails below for the vouchers.

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The vouchers are valid up to 31st January 2013. Therefore, if you are eating it, taking away or driving through, do not forget to take advantage of the great offer!

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MobileOne (M1) 3G and 4G Network Got Hit

January 16, 2013 · Posted in Economy · 1 Comment 

M1 Notice on Network Down

Since yesterday morning at 3am, MobileOne (M1) network was down with several users impacted by the network failure. Several M1 subscribers were unable to use the data network, and the company also advised users to switch to 2G network.

However, for some other users, there was completely no service, including phone calls or SMS. The downtime was almost close to 24 hours; and probably most badly hit in the history of Singapore’s Telecommunication service.

This morning, when I tried accessing M1 network at around 8am, it seems to be back in order. There were also suggestion that some customers lost several thousand of dollars in business, due to loss of network. This is considered to be very disruptive; hopefully it won’t happen again.

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Workers’ Party is Fielding Li Lian for Punggol East Election

January 15, 2013 · Posted in Anything · Comment 

Li Lian - Workers' Party

Workers’ Party (WP) has announced last night that they will be fielding Lee Li Lian, instead of Gerald Giam, for the Punggol East re-election. According to AsiaOne news, they are two likely reasons why she’s being fielded.

Firstly, with the growing likelihood of a multi-cornered fight, the WP has assessed its chances of victory and decided that there is little chance of winning Punggol East. Based on this logic, the party may have decided to minimize the defeat impact should they fail in the contest. Losing in Punggol East will make it that much harder for Mr Giam to reclaim his hard-won status now and set his sights on other constituencies in future battles.

Secondly, the WP is sending out the message that it is a political party that values hard work and consistency over stardom.

Will the strategy pay off for WP? I don’t know, only time will tell.

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Rainy January in 2013

January 13, 2013 · Posted in Rant Corner · Comment 

20130113-145705.jpgFor the past 2 months, it has been raining relentlessly, like as though the world is reaching its end and trying to display its majestic elemental behavior with several flash floods and heavy snow around the world.

As far as my knowledge holds, I don’t recall any early snow in early December, except last month, where several temperate countries were experiencing the climate change, e.g. South Korea, Scotland, London, New York… There was also the expectation by followers of the Mayan calendar that the world will end for them (of course it didn’t).

Being able to “survive” through the forecasted predictions, be it geologically or traditionally, 2013 should spell a good head start to a great new year. However, there resets to be no stopping to all these extreme climate changes; heavy rains continue to pour in the month of January, even right now when I am typing this post.

Though it is a good time to stay indoor, I would not want my weekend to spend like this, knowing that I’m going back to work tomorrow. Well, pray hard for a good weather!

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Maid – What To Look Out For

January 10, 2013 · Posted in Anything · Comment 

Maid for HomeFor quite some time, I have been doing some research on hiring a maid in Singapore. I asked myself what are the things I should look out for, and where should I start? As an advice, it is always important to ask yourself, what do you want a maid for, and what’s the purpose? Based on personal experience (everyone has their own priorities), below is my list.

First, start with Objective:

  • Perform daily routine household chores.
  • Take care of children or infants.
  • Prepare meals.
  • Regular maintenance of hygiene and cleanliness in the house.
  • carry out odd-chores and/or run errands.

Then, the next most important factor is Requirement:

  • Ability to communicate (I will suggest this as top priority for anyone looking for a maid).
  • Hygiene and clean.
  • No medical issue (fit and healthy).
  • No negative track record, such as stealing.
  • Overseas experience?
  • Marital status?
  • Has children?
  • Country of origin?

From there, you should be able to streamline the choices to help you choose your “right” maid. Once again, there is still an element of luck involved.

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