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Razer Southeast Asian Invitational 2020 offers up prelude to next year’s SEA Games
eSports

Razer Southeast Asian Invitational 2020 offers up prelude to next year’s SEA Games

The 30th SEA Games in 2019 saw the successful debut of Esports as a medal event, with Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia among the countries clinching Gold in their respective categories for this historic competitive fixture. To build upon that success, Razer recently announced the launch of a new inaugural Esports competition to serve as preparation for the next SEA Games in Vietnam — the Razer Southeast Asian Invitational. The same organising committee that led the success of last year’s SEA Games will also be taking part in SEA International, with Razer also establishing a committee made up of members from…
Southeast Asia’s First Pokémon GO Safari Zone Event in Singapore: Catch Unown, Shiny Shuckle, and More!
Gaming

Southeast Asia’s First Pokémon GO Safari Zone Event in Singapore: Catch Unown, Shiny Shuckle, and More!

Ever since its release back in 2016, Pokémon GO is a mobile game based on a legendary Japanese franchise that has caused a frenzy amongst Singaporeans, all ages alike. Starting out with only the first generation of Pokémon, the game has since expanded to include the Johto (Gen 2, 1999-2002), Hoenn (Gen 3, 2003) and Sinnoh (Gen 4, 2005-2006), along with new mechanics to the game such as trading and Player versus Player (PVP). Now, Pokémon GO players have an extra reason to be excited. Niantic, creators of the game, announced an event that will take place in Sentosa –…
Raffles in Southeast Asia: An exposé of Singapore’s founder, Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles
Exhibitions

Raffles in Southeast Asia: An exposé of Singapore’s founder, Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles

What do we really know about Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles and his role in 19th-century Southeast Asia? What else was he doing in the region, beyond establishing a British East India Company outpost on the island of Singapore? The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) seeks to answer these pressing questions with Raffles in Southeast Asia: Revisiting the Scholar and Statesman. Director of the ACM, Kennie Ting, explains, “There are two main intents for this exhibition. The first is to objectively address the figure of Raffles, presenting him as a complex and multifaceted personality, rather than the mythical, one-dimensional ‘founder figure’ most…
Tech Brief: R.I.P. Picasa, Tumblr Breaks Free, Nissan Haunts Offices
Tech

Tech Brief: R.I.P. Picasa, Tumblr Breaks Free, Nissan Haunts Offices

Welcome to Tech Brief, your weekly wrap-up on all that’s happened in the tech and startup industries this week!  This week we saw the final nail in the coffin for Picasa, Tumblr freed from the evil clutches of Yahoo, Nissan dabbling with the paranormal, and Samsung giving the first peek at the Galaxy S7 to a… llama. We’ve got some great stories for you in this edition of Tech Brief. R.I.P. Picasa (2002 – 2016)  After shaping the early days of online photo services, Google‘s image organising program Picasa will no longer be supported from 15 March 2016. In an…
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