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CLing.omy.sg – a new web portal to learn Chinese and understand modern China

Launch of CLing.omy.sg
Launch of CLing.omy.sg

Today, omy.sg launched a new web portal together with Business China at Dragonfly, St. James Power Station. The event was graced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Other than the launch of CLing (http://cling.omy.sg), there was a youth forum held earlier to discuss on Chinese pop culture. Panelists for the forum were (许环良) Billy Koh, (李偲菘) Li Shih Song, (小寒) Xiaohan and (陈迪雅) Chen Diya.

I am in the organising committee for this event. Here are some photos I took to share with everyone:

Setting up the props
Setting up the props
Testing the lighting and launch mechanism
Testing the lighting and launch mechanism
My job was to man the slides on the screen
My job was to man the slides on the screen
Bomb squad van
Bomb squad van
Everyone has to go through a metal detector and a temperature scan at the door
Everyone has to go through a metal detector and a temperature scan at the door
Dragonfly resident singer, Skye, opening the event with her rendition of BAD BOY by A Mei
Dragonfly resident singer, Skye, with her rendition of BAD BOY by A Mei
CEO of Business China, Josephine Teo giving a casual welcome address
CEO of Business China, Josephine Teo giving a casual welcome address
Youth Forum Panelists (L to R): Chen Diya, Xiao Han, Li Shih Song, Billy Koh
Youth Forum Panelists (L to R): Chen Diya, Xiao Han, Li Shih Song, Billy Koh
Over 350 people turned up for the event
Over 350 people turned up for the event
Presenting token of appreciation to the panelists
Presenting token of appreciation to the panelists
PM Lee arrived - he was walking quite fast, hence the blurry image
PM Lee arrived - he was walking quite fast, hence the blurry image
Dragonfly bar manager, flaring on stage to prepare a special CLing mocktail for PM Lee
Dragonfly bar manager, flaring on stage to prepare a special CLing mocktail for PM Lee
PM Lee arrived on stage, smiling
PM Lee arrived on stage, smiling
Waving to everyone
Waving to everyone
(L to R): the two emcees, Josephine Teo, PM Lee, Chua Thian Poh, Robin Hu
(L to R): the two emcees, Josephine Teo, PM Lee, Chua Thian Poh, Robin Hu
Close-up of PM Lee and two students who volunteered to go on stage
Close-up of PM Lee and two students who volunteered to go on stage
PM Lee with three students who volunteered to go on stage and the other three VIPs
PM Lee with three students and three VIPs
PM Lee is to answer a series of three questions successful to launch the portal - heres the first question
PM Lee is to answer a series of three questions successful to launch the portal - here's the first question
Correct answer in blue
Correct answer in blue
Ang Moh Pai (AMP) closing the show with three solid sets
Ang Moh Pai (AMP) closing the show with three solid sets

Do go visit http://cling.omy.sg to take a look if you are interested in learning Chinese and understanding modern China. My editorial colleagues in omy.sg put a lot of effort into it. If you have any feedback or comments, feel free to drop a comment in the forum section. 🙂

Here’s the official press release:

Media Release
18 July 2009, 5pm

Fun with CLing – a new web portal to learn Chinese and understand modern China

Singapore, 18 July 2009 — “CLing”, a new Chinese-learning media platform jointly presented by Business China and omy.sg, is launched by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong today at Dragonfly, St James Power Station.

“CLing” is a Chinese web portal which exposes young Singaporeans to modern China and help them learn Chinese through fun and interesting ways. The website consists of eight distinctive features – Good Read, Quiz Game, Daily C, Celebrities Talk, Chit Chat, Blog, Songbook and Useful links.

At the launch, Prime Minister Lee participated in the “CLing” challenge where he was asked three questions related to Chinese language and modern China. He also shared his experiences on learning Chinese with 300 participants from schools, tertiary institutions, as well as young working adults who attended the event.

Mr Chua Thian Poh, Chairman of Business China, said: “Business China strives to encourage the youths to deepen their knowledge in China’s economic, business, social and cultural and educational aspects. And we stimulate their interest towards China through various activities and platforms. We hope the youths will fully leverage on the new media platform set by Business China and omy.sg ‘CLing’ in their quest about modern China.”

Mr Robin Hu, Senior Executive Vice President of Chinese Newspapers Division and Newspaper Services Division, SPH, said: “It is important to pass on our Chinese heritage, language and culture to the next generation of Chinese Singaporean. ‘CLing’ plays an important role of reaching out to young Singaporeans via an interactive, new media platform they are familiar with. omy.sg is honoured to collaborate with Business China on such a meaningful project.”

A pre-launch quiz game was held from 2 to 15 July to promote the launch of “CLing”. The game, which tested participants on their knowledge of the Chinese language, culture and developments in China, was played nearly 35,000 times and attracted over 182,000 page impressions in just two weeks.

In conjunction with the launch of “CLing”, a Youth Forum was held, featuring four personalities from the local music industry, namely composer Billy Koh, lyricist Xiao Han, composer cum producer Lee Shih Song and singer Chen Diya. (Particulars of the Forum panelists are listed in Annex 2).

The four panelists spoke on the topic, “Beyond the Little Red Dot: Music Making for the Chinese Market”. They also interacted with participants on how Singaporean musicians and artistes are making inroads into China. Guests at the launch were also treated to a “CLing” mocktail, which was specially concocted by Dragonfly for this event.

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Singapore Entertainment Awards 2009 Celebration Party – Photos Galore!

Setting up the stage
Setting up the stage

I am not going to type too much text as I am very tired… really need to get more rest. Nonetheless, I am anxious to share with everyone the photos I took at the Singapore Entertainment Awards 2009 Celebration Party, so here goes.

I was stationed at the artistes’ holding tent just beside the stage – meaning I have excellent access to the red carpet, the stage and even backstage with the celebrities. However, as I have to work also, I can only sneak in a few pictures here and there.

For more news and updates about the Singapore Entertainments Awards, you can visit www.omy.sg or the official awards website; listen to Radio 1003; buy the next copy of UWeekly magazine and of course; grab a copy of the evening paper, Lianhe Wanbao. For behind-the-scene photos taken on Friday, a day before the celebration party, you can check out my blog entry yesterday.

If you were there at the awards party, you may also want to share your photos/videos with everyone HERE on omy.sg – the best three entries will get to win Show Luo’s latest CD and poster.

Enough from me already… let’s proceed to the pictures! 🙂

Fans braving the morning rain, queued early to get good seats
Fans braving the morning rain, queued early to get good seats
Another long queue at the second entrance
Another long queue at the second entrance
More fans
More fans
Morning rehearsal
Morning rehearsal
Cheer Chen and her entourage inspecting the stage
Cheer Chen (陈绮贞) and her entourage inspecting the stage
Budak Pantai rehearsing
Budak Pantai rehearsing
Derrick Hoh rehearsing
Derrick Hoh (何维健) rehearsing
Derrick Hoh checking out his dance moves
Derrick Hoh checking out his dance moves
My colleagues, Ann and Francis having their lunch
My colleagues, Ann and Francis having their lunch
Laying the red carpet
Laying the red carpet
Radio 1003 deejays, Kenneth, Ken and me
The makan zone
The makan zone
Artistes waiting room - where they do their hair, make-up
Artistes' waiting room - where they do their hair, make-up
Wanli, the program manager and Ming Cai, our cameraman fooling around behind her
Wanli, the program manager and Ming Cai, our cameraman fooling around behind
The crew getting worried about the morning rain
The crew getting worried about the morning rain
Shangde, Wanli and Connie from the omy team... very worried about the rain
Shangde, Wanli and Connie from the omy team... very worried about the rain
Ching Yee still smiling amidst the glum
Ching Yee still smiling amidst the glum
Making offerings for the rain to stop
Making offerings for the rain to stop
The rain cuts short our preparation
The rain cuts short our preparation
Radio 1003 deejays, Ken and Kemin opening the pre-show
Radio 1003 deejays, Ken and Kemin opening the pre-show
The sky clearing up
The sky clearing up
The Singapore Flyer
The Singapore Flyer
The Vespas on standby for the red carpet entrance
The Vespas on standby for the red carpet entrance
Long queue to get in from outside
Long queue to get in from outside
The queue snakes on
The queue snakes on
Opening act for the pre-show
Opening act for the pre-show
Second group to perform
Second group to perform
Pre-show performance
Pre-show performance
Warming up the crowd
Warming up the crowd
My colleagues, Matthew and Margaret
My colleagues, Matthew and Margaret
Me at the stage side
Me at the stage side
Wen Hong and Chim Kang at the stage side
Wen Hong and Chim Kang at the stage side
Tay Kewei singing
Tay Kewei singing
Giant ball game
Giant ball game
The seats starting to fill up
The seats starting to fill up
Vying for the best seats
Vying for the best seats
Olivia Ong on the red carpet
Olivia Ong on the red carpet
Derrick Hoh, Shi Xin Hui and Joi Chua coming in on the red carpet
Derrick Hoh, Shi Xin Hui and Joi Chua coming in on the red carpet
Joi Chua and Shi Xin Hui waving
Joi Chua (蔡淳佳) and Shi Xin Hui (石欣卉) waving
Stefanie Sun and Budak Pantai on the red carpet
Stefanie Sun (孙燕姿) and Budak Pantai on the red carpet
Show Luo enters on a Vespa
Show Luo (罗志祥) enters on a Vespa
Photographers go crazy over Show Luo
Photographers go crazy over Show Luo
Ang Moh Pai (AMP) and Kaira Gong
Ang Moh Pai (红毛派) and Kaira Gong (龚诗嘉)
Derrick Hoh, Joi Chua and Shi XIn Hui
Derrick Hoh, Joi Chua and Shi Xin Hui
Royston Tan singing together with Chou Pi Jiang
Royston Tan (陈子谦) singing together with Chou Pi Jiang (臭皮匠)
Interview with Ang Moh Pai (AMP)
Interview with Ang Moh Pai (AMP)
Kaira Gong on stage
Kaira Gong on stage
Nice socks which match with the purple smoke
Nice socks which match with the purple smoke
Shi Xin Hui on stage
Shi Xin Hui on stage
Taiwanese singer who not only is a friend of Soda Greens Qin Feng, but also sings and looks like him
Friend of Soda Green's Qin Feng, who sings and looks like him
omy and Lianhe Wanbao Editor, Chua Chim Kang giving out an award to Derrick Hoh
omy and Lianhe Wanbao Editor, Chua Chim Kang gave an award to Derrick Hoh
Movie director, Kelvin Tong receiving his two awards
Movie director, Kelvin Tong receiving his two awards
Movie director, Jack Neo receiving his award
Movie director, Jack Neo receiving his award from Mr Seow Choke Meng, SPH
Olivia Ong singing the Little Nonya theme song
Olivia Ong singing the Little Nonya theme song
The Absolute WIne crew who provided the alcohol for the night
The Absolute Wine crew who provided the alcohol for the night
Serving wine to the VIPs and artistes
Serving wine to the VIPs and artistes
Boy band, Energy on stage
Boy band, Energy on stage
Receiving an award from the K-Box boss
Receiving an award from the K-Box boss
Energy dancing
Energy dancing
Hong Kong actor/singer, Raymond Lam on stage
Hong Kong actor/singer, Raymond Lam (林峰) on stage
Raymond Lam looking cheery
Raymond Lam looking cheery
Hee hee hee
"Hee hee hee"
Matthew looking bored
Matthew looking bored
My colleague, Hock Chuan looking chic
My colleague, Hock Chuan looking chic
The artistes holding tent beside the stage where I was stationed
The artistes holding tent beside the stage where I was stationed
JJ Lin dancing
JJ Lin (林俊杰) dancing
Shake your bon-bon!
Shake your bon-bon!
Sizzling up the stage
Sizzling up the stage
JJ Lin interviewed on stage
JJ Lin interviewed on stage
Aska Yangs fans from around the world
Aska Yang's fans from around the world
Aska Yang takes the stage
Aska Yang (杨宗纬) takes the stage
Aska Yang belting his number
Aska Yang belting his number
Swinging along
Swinging along
More Aska fans
More Aska fans
Aska Yang receiving an award from Mr Robin Hu, the Chinese Newspaper Division head in SPH
Aska Yang receiving an award from Mr Robin Hu, SPH
Strong turn-up - look at the size of the audience!
Strong turn-up - look at the size of the audience!
View from the stage
View from the stage
Cheer Chen takes the stage
Cheer Chen (陈绮贞) takes the stage
Cheer Chen on the guitar and singing
Cheer Chen on the guitar and singing
Cheer Chens stage interview
Cheer Chen's stage interview
Singapore music great, Kheng Long, interviewed on stage
Singapore music great, Kheng Long, interviewed on stage
Everyone was mesmorised by Kheng Longs piano pieces
Everyone was mesmorised by Kheng Long's piano pieces
Joi Chua singing with Kheng Long on the piano
Joi Chua singing with Kheng Long on the piano
A closer shot
A closer shot
Immensed Joi Chua
Immensed Joi Chua
JJ Lin singing, Kheng Long on the piano
JJ Lin singing, Kheng Long on the piano
JJ Lin singing and on the guitar; Kheng Long on the piano
JJ Lin singing and on the guitar; Kheng Long on the piano
The VIPs (L to R): Chua Chim Kang, Teo Ser Luck, Robin Hu and his wife, Taiwans Singapore Representative
The VIPs (L to R): Chua Chim Kang, Teo Ser Luck, Robin Hu and his wife, Taiwan's Singapore Representative
Enters Stefanie Sun!
Enters Stefanie Sun (孙燕姿)!
Stefanie Sun singing together with acapella group, Budak Pantai
Stefanie Sun singing together with acapella group, Budak Pantai
Stefanie Sun looks very radiant in red
Stefanie Sun looks very radiant in red
Harmonising
Harmonising
A closer shot
A closer shot
Extreme close-up
Extreme close-up
All eyes on the red carpet... guess whos turn is it to perform?
All eyes on the red carpet... guess who's turn is it to perform?
Show Luo entering to perform next
Show Luo entering to perform next
Hello Singapore!
"Hello Singapore!"
Show Luo with one of his three award trophies
Show Luo with one of his three award trophies
Radio 1003s Xiao Zhu meets Taiwans Xiao Zhu
Radio 1003's Xiao Zhu meets Taiwan's Xiao Zhu
Singing a slow song
Singing a slow song
The full stage
The full stage
Show Luo excited over his award wins
Show Luo excited over his award wins
Closer shot
Closer shot
Extreme close-up
Extreme close-up
Show Luos dance item
Show Luo's dance item
Bouncing on stage
Bouncing on stage
Final pose
Final pose
Chim Kang and Mr Teo Teo Luck at the artiste holding tent
Chim Kang and Mr Teo Teo Luck at the artiste holding tent
Receiving his third award from MCYS Parmanent-Secretary, Mr Teo Ser Luck
Receiving his third award from MCYS Parmanent-Secretary, Mr Teo Ser Luck
Woohoo... Three in a row!
"Woohoo... Three in a row!"
Happy with his many wins
Happy with his many wins
Thank you Singapore!
"Thank you Singapore!"

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omy.sg is ONE MONTH old!

omy.sg celebration for 5 million page views

We had a little celebration yesterday (25/10) for our one month anniversary. Our Chinese Newspaper Division big boss, Robin Hu was invited to cut our custom-made cake from Bakerzin.

Thanks to strong public support, we managed to achieve 5 million page views in one month – way ahead of the initial 3 million page views we targeted for. To thank everyone, we are giving out a XBOX 360 console to the first person who can correctly guess our exact page views figure by 31 October 2007, 2359 hrs. Click on the banner below to join NOW.

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Do continue to support omy.sg! 🙂

Oh… and btw, today (26/10) is also ALVINOLOGY‘s birthday. It is also his sister’s birthday; and his girlfriend’s birthday (no kidding!). So convenient hor – can do a three-in-one birthday celebration!

Please flood my comment box with birthday wishes! I love to be loved and appreciated!

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