Singapore 

Fans upset as Ultra Singapore music festival shifts indoors, Entertainment, Singapore News

Revellers hoping to spend this weekend at outdoor electronic dance music (EDM) festival Ultra Singapore are up in arms after a last-minute change in venue. One of the biggest EDM festival brands in the world, this year’s Ultra Singapore is the fourth edition of the two-day event, which will be held on Saturday and Sunday. It has typically been held at Ultra Park, an open field next to Marina Bay Sands Tower 1, but festival-goers got a rude shock when they received electronic tickets for the event last night indicating…

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Apple’s China woes may worsen as Huawei ban nudges die-hard iPhone fans to switch sides

Both sense and sensibility played a major role when diehard iPhone fan Wang Zhixin finally made the decision to become a first-time Huawei user after sticking with the US brand for almost a decade.“There is a calling from my heart that I need to show support for Chinese brands, especially in the trade war climate,” said the manager at one of China’s largest solar module manufacturers. When the time finally came to retire his three-year-old iPhone 7 earlier this month, Wang went with a Huawei… Source link

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Home 

Will Chinese fans be the last to know how Game of Thrones ends?

Chinese fans of Game of Thrones were in an uproar on Monday after Tencent Video, one of the country’s biggest streaming video service providers, postponed showing until further notice of the final episode of the hit HBO show because of a technical issue.The delay was announced by Tencent Video, a unit of internet giant Tencent Holdings, an hour before the episode’s scheduled broadcast at 9am on Monday. Tencent Video obtained exclusive distribution rights in China for Game of Thrones in 2014… Source link

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China 

An India-China trade war? Modi fans the flames of boycott calls

Indian traders calling for a boycott of China-made products have been encouraged by an interview in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi says the matter is for the public to decide.“As far as public sentiment on Chinese goods is concerned, we should leave it to their sooj-bhooj [wisdom]. We, including the media, should guide the public,” Modi told Network18 last week, in comments that have played into the hands of the influential Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), which has 70 million… Source link

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Ecommerce 

How China’s online opinion leaders – or KOLs – convert fans to sales, creating a nearly US$9 billion industry

The Kardashians may have been able to create a US entertainment phenomenon by revealing their luxurious lifestyle through a long running reality TV series, but Chinese key opinion leaders (KOLs) have been able to convert fans and generate sales on a level their western peers can only dream of.While western influencers are mostly video bloggers on Instagram or YouTube, Chinese KOLs can be columnists, socialites, photobloggers, or short video creators – and they have multiple channels through… Source link

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Singapore 

Fans wait it out for In-N-Out burgers at its pop-up in Upper Thomson, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – It is not exactly in and out, as fans of famous American burger chain In-N-Out waited patiently on Wednesday (March 6) for a taste of their offerings. About 150 people were seen lining up at Columbus Cafe in Upper Thomson at around noon on Wednesday, at a pop-up of In-N-Out Burger hosted by the cafe. The first customer arrived at 6.30am. At 7.30am, the pop-up started giving out wristbands and 320 of these were taken within half an hour. The wristband allows each person to buy one burger…

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Home 

China’s virtual idols meet their fans at the intersection of entertainment and technology

Top Chinese pianist Lang Lang accompanied 15-year old singer Luo Tianyi in a performance for thousands of screaming fans at Shanghai’s Mercedes-Benz arena last Saturday.Luo, with grey pigtails and green eyes, has over three million fans on Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter, and tickets to the concert cost as much as 1,580 yuan (US$235).Only thing is, Luo is not real. She is a virtual idol who shared the staged with Lang, marking the first concert between a holographic singer and real-life… Source link

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Singapore 

Coffee, tea or him? – Why K-pop fans in Singapore are flocking to cafes, Singapore, Entertainment News

With K-pop royalty BTS and Blackpink holding concerts in Singapore this year, it seems like the K-pop craze is far from over. And local fans are finding every opportunity to throw a party to celebrate occasions such as BTS getting invited to the Grammy’s. Just last year, fans from around the island organised a party in a cafe to celebrate the boy band’s anniversary. the queue for Coffeesmith… 🙃🙃 pic.twitter.com/LvwmirOgS0 — Rachel 레이첼 [slow 🐌] (@_macchamilktea) June 13, 2018 Looking at the queue, you’d think that the BTS boys would be showing up anytime. The catch? The…

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Singapore 

Fake BTS tickets: Fans scammed at concert here, Singapore News

The young BTS fan beamed with anticipation and was clearly excited as her turn came to enter the Singapore National Stadium after a long queue. But it was not to be. Clutching her ticket for the South Korean boyband’s much-awaited Jan 19 concert, the girl, who looked to be of primary school age, burst into tears when staff told her she could not enter the venue. The reason: The ticket she had bought was a fake. She was not alone. Just five minutes later, a woman in the same queue…

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Singapore 

Farewell, Aloysius: Fans, friends queue to pay last respects at public memorial , Singapore News

Fans, friends, and members of the public have begun streaming in to the wake of late actor Aloysius Pang held at 82A MacPherson Lane. The memorial will be held till noon tomorrow (Jan 26). National Development Minister Lawrence Wong and MP Tin Pei Ling were among those who paid their respects, along with actor Chen Hanwei. Actress Jayley Woo was also seen at the wake.  Actress Jayley Woo arriving at the wake. Photo: The Straits Times The grieving actress had admitted to being in a relationship with the 28-year-old actor following his…

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