Together with other bloggers, we are invited to the Chingay Parade 2010 by Singapore Tourism Board. The theme for this year parade is ImaginEast (东方奇想). This is also the very first time Chingay is paraded in the F1 Pit Building, beside Singapore Flyer. I thought the Pit Building is a good venue choice because it is near the sea, it gets breezes blowing to the land in the night. The Pit Building is divided into 3 sections, with parade starting from blue to red and lastly yellow. Spectators should also come dress according to the color section they are seated in.
A little background on Chingay Parade. This year is the 37th consecutive year Chingay has been run. Chingay used to be a celebration in Penang during Lunar New Year season, with men carrying Chinese decorated floats on their shoulders, dancers, jugglers and magicians entertain the crowd. It celebrates a beginning to a new year. But Chingay is introduced to Singapore in the 1972 as an substitute activity for the banned firecrackers during the festive season.
Thanks to 24seven and STB, we, bloggers had an exclusive tour of the F1 Rocks Stage! The F1 Rocks will be happening on Thursday, 24th September 2009, Friday, 25th September 2009 and Saturday, 26th September 2009 at Fort Canning Park. Tickets are limited and Saturday performance has already been completely sold out.
Want to win yourself a pair of F1 Rocks tickets for Friday, 25th September 2009 worth S$390? 24seven is giving out 2 pairs of F1 Rocks tickets for Friday, 25th September 2009 to 2 bloggers. The concert on Friday features stars like ZZ Top, No Doubt, Simple Minds and N*E*R*D.
Here is what you have to do to win those juicy tickets!
I was invited to the Singtel Blogger Race on the SingTel F1 Simulators which current location is at SingTel Pickering Operations Complex. It will be over at Suntec City next week if I am not wrong. I also got to put on the F1 race suit and after wearing it, it was literally an inbuilt sauna due to the fire resistant material! After taking pictures with it, I immediately took it off. No wonder those F1 drivers can lose a lot of weight!
Got to play with the SingTel F1 simulators, it was developed by a London company. I must say it is pretty realistic especially the crashing part. I did pretty bad for the score, took 3 minutes and 22 seconds to complete a lap. The winner was 2 minutes and 36 seconds and it was by a girl! Even the runner up also was a girl! Guys took the 3rd and 4th place!