Music Junkies! Kickstart your way with an original song! $5000 to be won for Eco Music Challenge 2013!

Eco music challenge is here again! If you haven’t heard of the eco music challenge, where have you been?! Eco music challenge is in their fourth year running, where individuals who are passionate about music are able to express their appreciation and support for this beautiful earth through their music through an original self-written song.

Win up to $5000 in cash and prizes and a chance to be featured in a exclusive album. But wait! that’s not all! You get to be mentored by the top names in the music scene – Dick Lee, Clement chow and more!

Inspire people around you through your song towards a cleaner, greener Singapore!  Dateline has been extended to 8 Sept 2013. Do visit http://nea.ecomusic.sg for more inspirations or visit my previous blog posts https://alwaysblend.wordpress.com/tag/eco-music-challenge-season-2/ to give you some ideas to write a good song.

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Express your appreciation through a song and win up to $5000 for NEA Eco Music Challenge 4!

Eco music challenge is here again! If you haven’t heard of the eco music challenge, where have you been?! Eco music challenge is in their fourth year running, where individuals who are passionate about music are able to express their appreciation and support for this beautiful earth through their music through an original self-written song.

Win up to $5000 in cash and prizes and a chance to be featured in a exclusive album. But wait! that’s not all! You get to be mentored by the top names in the music scene – Dick Lee, Clement chow and more!

Inspire people around you through your song towards a cleaner, greener Singapore! Submission ends on 1 Sept 2013. Have fun composing great songs.

Here’s the video of last year’s Eco Music Challenge 3 winner – Shaun Jansen (sounds familiar right? Yes, he is the runner up of The Final One on Mediacorp Channel 5)

Big Gulp Mixology Installation at Cineleisure Orchard from 3-11 Aug 2013

7-Eleven will be launching its first visually-captivating outdoor installation for ‘Big Gulp Mixology’ campaign. The campaign will be featuring a floor art installation with 3D sculptures of 7-Eleven’s iconic Big Gulp cups pouring sodas into a giant whirlpool!

With this Mixology campaign, 7-Eleven is encouraging people create their own unique and yummy concoction by mixing different flavours of soda from the Gulp selection!

You can check out the art installation which will be placed outside Cineleisure Orchard from 3-11 August! On weekends from 11am-7pm, you can also get a chance to snap photos with the Gulp mascot and bring home balloons too!

Additionally, there will be an instagram contest will be held from 3 – 11 August whereby 3 winners with the most creative post will be selected and given $100 choice voucher each! So snap, snap, snap away!

A Visit to Eurasian Community House on 20 July 2013


Singapore Heritage Festival 2013 was held from 19 July to 28 July 2013, all over Singapore. I was delighted that there was an opportunity for me to attend some of the guided trails in Singapore during this period.

I took part in The Eurasian Experience Open House & Tour at the Eurasian Community House at 139 Ceylon Road (near Dunman Road and Tanjong Katong Sec School area)

Beautiful ceramic painting of Portugal port near the entrance of Eurasian Community House…

Eurasion Heritage Centre is located inside the Eurasian Community House.

Eurasian Heritage centre is open from Tuesday to Sundays from 10am to 6pm, Closed on Monday.

The volunteer guide for Eurasian Heritage experience – Ms Michelle Tessensohn

Ms Michelle Tessensohn did a very good introduction to the Eurasian Heritage Centre and shared quite a lot of interesting Eurasian culture with the visitors. I didn’t know that she’s the great granddaughter of Mr Edward Tessensohn. Tessersohn is a German surname as I know sohn means son in German (eg Mendelsohn = Mendel’s son)

By the way, Tessensohn sounds familiar right? Hmm….

Yes, it’s One of the Singapore road near Balestier Road and Race Course Road area. The road was named after Mr Edward Tessensohn, a Eurasian who came from Malacca.

Do visit their showcase at Level 1 The Eurasian Experience and Level 4 The World War II – The Eurasian Story and Level 4 Roots of Our Community to find out more about the interesting culture. Europeans settled in Asia and married local Asians and their descendants are known as Eurasians. Heard that a lot of Eurasians are active in media industry such as Cheryl Fox (Channel News Asia), Class 95 DJ Jean Danker and DJ Vernatta Lopez.

In Singapore, there are also quite a number of roads that are named after Eurasians at around Kovan Road/Upper Serangoon area (Simon Road, Aroozoo Avenue), Little India Area (Desker Road).

I managed to see some beautiful Eurasian teenagers performing Eurasian dance such as Jinkli Nona. The portuguese folk music sounds very joyful and lively and makes people want to dance along with the music.

Here’s the music with the dance (in 1 of the youtube videos):

Picture of the beautiful dancers:

Tasted the traditional Eurasian sugee cake (heard it’s quite difficult to bake this type of cake) with the wonderful almond smell… freshly baked from Quentin Restaurant at Eurasian Community House. Yummy.

It’s good to try some Eurasian food to understand more about the unique Eurasian culture with the fusion of European and Asian taste.

Perhaps you can come to Quentin Restaurant to try out some Eurasian dishes such as Curry Debal (Devil’s Curry) and other delicious Eurasian dishes. Quentin Restaurant is located at Eurasian Community House, 139 Ceylon Road. You can visit www.quentins.com.sg to find out more about their menu, and promotions.

Quentin’s Restaurant – OPENING HOURS​: Tuesday to Sunday, CLOSED ON MONDAYS

Lunch starts at 11:30am – 2:30pm

Dinner 6:30pm-10:30pm and they do open till 12midnight During Fridays!

For more information about Eurasian Community House and Eurasian association, please visit http://www.eurasians.org.sg/

Commemorating 50 years of Greening Singapore Music Video Featuring Big Bro & Dr Jia Jia and sung by Lorraine Tan

I am sharing this video as the intro was very interesting from Dr Jia Jia’s dialogue with his big bro. It is not easy to have 50 years of greening. In fact many places has celebrate 50years of anniversary such as National Park Board, Ngee Ann Polytechnic and Church of Singapore this year.

Hope people can save more trees and be more environmental friendly. Hope you enjoy this video and Lorraine Tan’s song.

Parting Glances: Singapore’s Evolving Spaces Exhibition at National Library Building

Parting Glances: Singapore’s Evolving Spaces Photo exhibition will be held at level 7 National Library Building at 100 Victoria Street, from 25 July to 31 August 2013. It features 6 different neighbourhoods namely, Seletar Camp, Lorong Buangkok, Macpherson, People’s Park Chinatown, Queentown and Pulau Ubin.

Many things and buildings have to make way for redevelopment purposes. It is difficult to part them and its rich history. With an 
aim to capture and preserve history as it is unfolding, Parting Glances brings Singapore’s delicate balancing act of forging the future while preserving the past to centre stage through these 24 photos and the accompanying launch of a hardcover book with the same title.

Do visit the exhibition soon. For more details, please visit http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg/Exhibitions/48672/Parting_Glances__SIngapore_s_Evolving_Spaces.aspx

Singapore Heritage Festival 2013 – Memories for Tomorrow


Singapore Heritage Festival 2013 is back again! It will be from 19 July till 28 July 2013, happening at different parts of Singapore! I had visited some of the festival hubs over the weekends and visited the Eurasian Community House during Singapore Heritage Festival 2013.

Do feel free to visit http://heritagefest.org.sg/SHFPortal/ to find out the latest happenings!