Phoebe Low

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Building BWN: Blue Whale X Incheon Free Economic Zone Authority

Blue Whale Foundation and Incheon Free Economic Zone Authority (IFEZ) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support future research and development collaborations for Songdo International Business District as a blockchain hub city. The signing ceremony of the MOU took place on November 28 and was attended by Kim Jin-yong, Commissioner of IFEZ, and Will Lee, CEO of Blue Whale Foundation.

Building BWN: Blue Whale X Samsung Electronics - Blue Whale Foundation - Medium

Blue Whale Foundation and Samsung Electronics Corporation (SEC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop viable means to support the global indie game ecosystem together. With its existing infrastructure and technology, Blue Whale will develop and exclusively launch a system feature for SEC, which can easily and efficiently promote games with huge potential to the public.

Shareable Asset: SEED SRF Energy Farm - Blue Whale Foundation - Medium

Dear Blue Whale Fan-mily, We are delighted to share exciting updates about our launch of the most advanced asset-sharing platform, Shareable Asset . Based on our survey analysis conducted with both our Korean and global communities, many respondents have indicated an interest to participate, with results exceeding by 400% of our expected hard cap.

Product Update: Shareable Asset Launch - Blue Whale Foundation - Medium

Dear Blue Whale Fan-mily, Blue Whale Foundation is happy to officially announce the upcoming launch of Shareable Asset , an asset-sharing blockchain platform that allows users to acquire and share ownership of assets across the globe more easily and efficiently through the use of Blue Whale's native token, BWX.


The Straits Times - Life!

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Healthy meals on wheels

Forget juice cleanses and their debatable health benefits. The latest trend in healthy eating appears to be getting meals delivered to you. Speedy and convenient, these health food deliveries provide nutritious packaged meals tailored for different dietary needs.

Festive tradition: Three families decorate their HDB corridor for CNY

Block 482 is a nondescript Housing Board block in the quiet neighbourhood of Pasir Ris.But if you look up at the 12-storey block in Pasir Ris Drive 4 during Chinese New Year, you would see a sea of red ornaments lining the corridor on the fifth floor.The lanterns, streamers, banners and garlic garlands look striking against the corridor's white walls and the block's beige and white facade.

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Is organic pet food better?

Despite the high price tag and debatable benefits of organic pet food brands, some pet owners and animal welfare organisations are buying into them. The cost of a 1.5kg pack of dog food from organic pet food brand Fish4Dogs is five times that from a regular brand at $30.

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Students to show at light festival

When second-year art student Issac Ting visited i Light Marina Bay the first time two years ago, he dreamt of showcasing his own work at Asia's only sustainable light art festival. This year, his dream will come true as he and 11 other students from the Nanyang Technological University's (NTU) School of Art, Design and Media exhibit their installation at the festival's fourth edition.

Not so festive bazaar

Bad weather and high rentals are dampening the festive mood at this year's Festive Street Bazaar in Chinatown.The annual bazaar - spread out across Pagoda, Smith, Sago, Temple and Trengganu streets - opened last Friday and runs till Feb 7, the eve of Chinese New Year.Stall owners say the unpredictable showers in recent days have kept people away.

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Capsule hotels in Singapore offer cheap but stylish accommodation

SINGAPORE - What started out as a form of basic, fuss-free overnight accommodation in Japan has now become part of a rising trend of quirky accommodation alternatives in Singapore. Created in 1979 for exhausted Japanese businessmen, the humble capsule hotel concept has been revamped with unusual themes in Singapore, offering budget tourists and backpackers a cheaper and more interesting alternative to conventional hotels.

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Cafes raise about $40k for cancer-stricken Strangers' Reunion chef

Strangers' Reunion and its sister cafe, Curious Palette, have not had a day off for three weeks and have raised about $40,000 - almost half of its goal of $100,000 - for its cancer-stricken head chef Sebastian Tan.. Read more at

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Art Stage Singapore's best-dressed prove fashion and art do mix

The art crowd obviously knows how to dress well. The invite-only opening of premier contemporary art fair Art Stage Singapore on Wednesday evening saw more than 7,000 guests turning up in their fashionable best. Held at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, the ticketed fair opens to the public on Thursday and runs till Sunday.

A passion that's hard to rein in

Semi-retiree Peter Choo's slight stature belies a quiet strength, a trait he shares with the horse, an animal which fascinates him.The 62-year-old has collected more than 500 horse sculptures, figurines and art pieces that are displayed in every nook and cranny in his five-room apartment in Bendemeer.Says Mr Choo, a manager at construction company Spedicon Logistics: "I do not keep them for auspicious reasons.

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From banking heir to TV magician

As the heir to a banking family, master magician Drummond Money-Coutts is nothing like his parents. The 28-year-old Briton may not have settled for a comfortable banking career, but he is carving out his own success in the world of magic. Coutts & Co, which is based in London, is one of the world's oldest banks.

Anime fest gets bigger, better

For the past three years, 17-year-old Leong Yong Yu has bonded with her 54-year-old father by hand-making her cosplay costume parts and props for the Anime Festival Asia (AFA) together.Says Yong Yu, who graduated from Junyuan Secondary School this year and is currently waiting to start an arts and theatre management course at Republic Polytechnic: "When the props were complicated, my father would be scratching his head.

Shedding trees make it look like autumn in Singapore

For the past few weeks, Singaporeans have been enjoying the beauty of autumn in the tropical country.The sudden increase in rainfall recently caused the leaves of the Sea Almond Tree (Terminalia catappa) and the Malayan Crape Myrtle Tree (Lagerstroemia floribunda) in certain parts of the island to turn red and yellow, resulting in autumn-like scenery, much like what you see in countries with four seasons.

Singapore Cowboy riding high

It has been more than 30 years since the iconic song Singapore Cowboy was released, but its appeal still endures.Its singer and songwriter Matthew Tan, otherwise known as Singapore Cowboy, is receiving the Asia-Pacific Lifetime Achievement Award at the Canberra Country Blues & Roots Festival today for the 1978 country hit, which recently hit triple platinum status with 30,000 copies sold.

The Straits Times - My Weekend / Bookends

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Who: Nelson Chia, 43, co-founder and artistic director of Nine Years Theatre Well versed in English and Mandarin productions, the artist has numerous acting and directing accolades under his belt. Chia, who has a bachelor's degree in theatre studies from the National University of Singapore and a master's degree in directing from London's Goldsmiths College, has taught theatre studies at various Singapore tertiary institutions and universities.

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My Weekend

No matter how busy he is, Singapore musician Mel Ferdinands always squeezes in some time for music during the weekends. The 55-year-old won the now-defunct talent competition Talentime in 1971 with his brother Joe. As part of the Esplanade's free programming, Ferdinands and his 28-year-old daughter, Gabrielle, a full-time musician and model, recently performed there together.

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Who: Jonathan Shin, 23, pianist, guitarist and composer of local instrumental band Lorong Boys Shin started playing the piano at the age of four. He has won prizes in the National Piano and Violin Competition here and the 18th Ibiza International Piano Competition, and performed in Thailand, England, Slovenia and Indonesia.

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My Weekend

Singapore actor Chew Chor Meng, who suffers from spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy, or Kennedy's disease, released a bilingual autobiography, Stages Of Life, last month. The 47-year-old will host two sessions to discuss his book - one at Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store at 2pm and the other at Kinokuniya Jurong Store at 4pm - on Feb 20.

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8 things in a digital marketing specialist's bag

It is difficult to believe that someone as vocal and confident as digital marketing specialist Pat Law has a fear of public speaking."When I tell people that I am an introvert, most of them look at me in disbelief," says Ms Law, who started speaking only at the age of four."I opened up in primary school and while I am able to speak to people individually now, I still get the jitters before a presentation in front of a group of people."

7 things in her bag: Fiona Fussi

Singapore model Fiona Fussi is every inch the sweet teen.Despite her 1.76m stature and strikingly good looks from her Eurasian heritage - her father is Austrian while her mother is Hong Kong-Chinese - the 19-year-old is still very much a teenager who finds amusement in little things.When asked to share something she finds amusing, she launches into a story from her recent filming stint in Hong Kong.


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