Xiaomi will be launching the Redmi in Singapore tomorrow, 21st February 2014 at 12pm for S$169 without contract. Redmi is also known as Hongmi in China which directly translated to Red Rice in English.
At launch there are also some accessories for the Redmi:
Thanks to iFly Singapore for the invite to the Christmas party last week and for the complimentary session of indoor skydiving! It was my first time trying indoor skydiving and I love it!
For the beginner lesson “The Adventure”, the whole session is about 2 hours. After signing the indemnity form at the counter, you will be ushered to the “hangar” to watch some videos on what iFly Singapore is about, what to expect for the whole session and basic indoor skydiving tips (eg: hand signals, postures).
Timbuk2 opens its first in-store customisation outside of the United States right here in Singapore. The Timbuk2 Singapore store officially opens yesterday, 31st October 2013 and is located at #03-26A Bugis Junction (200 Victoria Street, Singapore 188021). The opening hours are from 10.30am to 10pm daily.
The Singapore retail store measures 280 sq ft and will showcase 75% of its product line of more than 100 styles of bags and accessories from the United States. There is an interactive custom station where you can design your custom bags or accessories made to order in the Timbuk2 San Francisco factory. It takes about 2 weeks from the moment you order till you get your bag.
Sony Xperia Z Ultra will be available in Singapore from Thursday, 5th September 2013 at a recommended retail price of S$1,038 without contract. 3 colors will be available, Black, White and Purple.
Pre-order starts today. You can pre-order from Sony stores, Sony centres, Xperia concept stores, authorised retail outlets as well as all telco operators (SingTel, M1 or StarHub). If you pre-ordered, you will be able to collect your phone 4 days earlier, from Sunday, 1st September 2013 onwards.
Windows 8.1 will begin rolling out worldwide as a free update for consumers on Windows 8 through the Windows Store at 7pm on 17th October 2013 (Singapore Time). Windows 8.1 will also be available at retail and on new devices starting from 18th October 2013.
Personally, I find the service level in Singapore acceptable. I think the service level in retail shops are generally better than those in F&B. If I have to name one F&B in Singapore that has the worst service, it got to be Crystal Jade Kitchen.
Having been to the US (but not yet Japan), the service level in US is awesome for both for retail and F&B.
Amazon now ships to Singapore for free if your orders are above US$125 through its new initiative called AmazonGlobal Saver Shipping.
About FREE AmazonGlobal Saver Shipping
With FREE AmazonGlobal Saver Shipping, you receive free shipping to India and Singapore if your order includes at least US$125 of qualifying merchandise, excluding the Import Fees Deposit, gift-wrap charges, duties, and taxes. Most products shipped using the AmazonGlobal Program that are sold by Amazon.com are eligible for AmazonGlobal Saver. Items 20 pounds (9kg) or more, certain oversize items, e-documents, software downloads, music downloads and gift cards don’t qualify.