May 13, 2016

Thank You, Universal Studios Singapore

This post is very likely to be my last Universal Studios Singapore post in a long time. I am leaving Singapore soon and moving to a new country to continue my studies.

Universal Studios Singapore has been a great friend during my 5 years in Singapore. It's one of the most accessible, if not THE most accessible, theme parks in the world, and I found myself always craving for a visit whenever I am in that area.

It's not just a playground, either. I have made new friends, strengthened the bonds with my old pals, done self-reflection, and even studied for my exams, all in this special place.

Therefore, this post is a thank you letter to Universal Studios Singapore.

March 28, 2016

New Shanghai Disney Resort Aerial Photos Released

New aerial photos of the resort have been released.

In the first two shots, we can see how massive the show building for "TRON Lightcycle Power Run" is.

Shanghai Disney Resort Aerial Photo Update

It's merely 80 days until the opening of Shanghai Disney Resort! More photos of the resort are emerging. Here is an update with some really great aerial shots.

In this first photo we have a clear view of the Shanghai Disneyland Hotel.

This shot focuses on the Storybook Castle and the performing area in front of it. You can see "Voyage to the Crystal Grotto" at the back, and "Alice in Wonderland Maze" to the right.

Shanghai Disney Resort Ticket on Sale Today!

The day has finally come. Shanghai Disney Resort has brought its ticket booking system online, and is now taking reservations for both park tickets and hotel rooms.

Tickets can be purchased from the official website:

If you intend to visit Shanghai Disneyland during its grand opening period (June 16 to June 30), do act fast and grab your tickets now!

March 25, 2016

Random Blends 2016

"Random Blends 2016" is a showcase of works by Communications and New Media students from NUS. It is an ongoing exhibition at ArtScience Museum of Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
This year's showcase goes by the theme of Construct-Destruct-Reconstruct and features exciting works blending digital media and interactive art.
You may check out the official website, made by my awesome friend Shiyu, for more information.
I am fortunate enough to have some of my work selected and featured in this year's exhibition. A big thank-you to Jing and the organization committee of Random Blends 2016!
Let's take a look around!

March 2, 2016

Shanghai Disney Resort Debut TV Commercial

This is the debut TV commercial for Shanghai Disney Resort.
The commercial was aired in China, and thus is only available in Chinese.
Please enjoy.

The Chinese monologue in the commercial can be translated as follows.
No matter who you are,
Young or young at heart,
As long as you stay curious, and dream,
Let your imagination soar in this magical kingdom, 
We invite you to bring your family and friends,
To the upcoming Shanghai Disney Report,
And Ignite the Dream together with us!

The video was originally uploaded to Tencent Video (腾讯视频).
I do not own anything.

February 4, 2016

Shanghai Disneyland Ticketing Plan Revealed

Shanghai Disneyland revealed its ticketing plan today.
“All tickets will be date-specific and valid for admission only for the date purchased.
The price of admission during the grand opening period (June 16-30, 2016) is set at 499 RMB. The first official guests will join the exciting celebration of the resort’s historic milestone.
Following the grand opening period, regular price of admission to the theme park is set at 370 RMB. Peak pricing for high-demand dates, including designated holidays, summer holidays and weekends, is set at 499 RMB. Special pricing will be provided to many guests. Children (1.4M and below), seniors (65 years old and above) and guests with disabilities will receive discounts of 25%. Infants (1.0M and below) receive free admission. A two-day ticket will be available at a 5% discount.”