Friday, September 28, 2018

Find Your You: OtterBox Announces Attractive Case Line-Up for iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone XR

Apple iPhone is more than a device, it is an extension of one’s self and style. With the announcement of iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max, now is the perfect time to accent iPhone with something that makes it uniquely yours and protects it from the daily grind. OtterBox, the No. 1-most trusted in cell phone case protection,1 offers a full portfolio of style, color and graphic case options available now for iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max and coming soon for iPhone XR.

Cover iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone XR with protection ranging from trendy and slim to rugged and burly – plus everything in between.2 The OtterBox line-up continues to evolve with every iPhone generation. For example, this year the Symmetry Series case is slimmer than ever – without compromising trusted OtterBox protection that everyone knows and loves.

“We watch Apple improve and enhance its technology every year, and we are doing the same by enhancing the protection, style and design of each of our case series to make them better than ever,” said Jim Parke, OtterBox CEO. “Whether facing drops, dings or scratches, OtterBox protection keeps your device looking like new. That way, when it’s time to use Apple GiveBack, you will get every penny that you deserve.”

Each iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone XR case design undergoes a minimum of 24 tests across more than 238 hours to earn the OtterBox Certified Drop+ Protection seal. These tests ensure lasting protection from drops, bumps, scratches and dings.

OtterBox offers a broad suite of cases, because iPhone users are as diverse and complex as their phone features. There's an OtterBox case for everyone:

  • ·         Symmetry Series has been redesigned with a slimmer form and easy-push buttons and comes in a broad array of colors and graphics in a sleek, one-piece design. With an ultra-slim form, Symmetry Series is the perfect fashion statement to slide in and out of pockets.

  • ·         Defender Series offers rugged protection for iPhone X, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone XR. The multi-layer design absorbs and dissipates shock, while port covers keep dirt and debris out. Available in a wide variety of colors and build-your-own options.

  • ·         Pursuit Series is OtterBox’s thinnest, most protective case with protection against drop, dust, dirt and snow intrusion. The two-piece design seals together around iPhone and features audio scoops, a sealed camera opening and an included lanyard to tether it to your arm.

  • ·         Crafted for luxury seekers, Strada Series Folio features a genuine leather cover, magnetic front clasp and folio design to keep the screen from scratches. The inside cover offers a card slot ideal for holding a credit card and ID.

  • ·         Thin, protective and ready to go, Commuter Series is perfect for the everyday trek to work. The outer shell and inner slipcover absorb shock and stay slim, while port covers keep dust out of ports. Available in a wide variety of colors and build-your-own options. 
  • ·         All OtterBox cases are compatible with Alpha Glass fortified screen guards. Alpha Glass guards against scuffs, scratches and dings to the brilliant display on iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone XR.

Symmetry Series, Defender Series, Pursuit Series, Strada Series Folio, Commuter Series and Alpha Glass are available now for iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max and are coming soon for iPhone XR. Learn more at

Pursuit Series, Symmetry Series, Defender Series, Commuter Series, Strada Series Folio and Alpha Glass are available now at Best Denki, Epicentre, iStudio, LOL, Newstead, Nubox, and other authorised retail stores in Singapore. For full list of distributors, kindly contact
For retail enquiry, please contact OtterBox authorized distributor, Maclink Pte Ltd at +65 6338 8200, or visit

Prices of the models are as follow:

Xs and Xs Max

$89 to $99
$45 to $59
$59 to $89
$109 to $129
$79 to $95
Alpha Glass


About OtterBox:

OtterBox innovates bold products that deliver confidence and trust in any pursuit. From its humble beginnings with a drybox in a Fort Collins, Colo., garage, OtterBox has honed and leveraged its expertise in manufacturing and design to become the No. 1-selling smartphone case in the U.S. and a leader in rugged outdoor lifestyle products.3

For more information, visit

LifeProof Announces SLɅM, NËXT and FRĒ for iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone XR

- All-new SLɅM graphic cases liven up any look -

Sightseeing with the family, exploring the city nightlife or surfing at a favorite beach shouldn’t mean a new iPhone gets left behind. LifeProof has a case for almost any situation, look and mood with an all-new lineup for iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone XR. Keep the hottest devices from Apple protected from day one with NËXT and SLɅM, available now, and lock in 360-degree, water, drop, dirt and snow protection with the award-winning FRĒ, coming soon.

Event was held at iStudio

For the first time, LifeProof SLɅM will be available with an array of stylish clear graphics that complement any style while accenting the sleek lines of iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone XR.

“With advanced features like the Super Retina display, dual-camera system and up to 512GB of storage, Apple continues to enhance the way we use smartphone technology in our everyday lives,” LifeProof CEO Jim Parke said. “LifeProof is delivering a bigger and better case collection than ever before to protect these iconic devices. Our full lineup of cases will keep iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone XR safe no matter what adventure you prefer­, from the beach to the mountains, the schoolyard to the concrete jungle.”

SLɅM is both stylish and drop proof. Screenless technology allows for direct contact with the touchscreen while the raised, beveled edge keeps the display protected from drops up to 6.6 feet (2 meters). The two-piece design features a clear back panel and rubberized color around the edges and front of the case. Plus, four attractive graphics options add a layer of style to the slimmest case in the LifeProof lineup.

Customising my name on the Lifeproof NEXT case. 

NËXT is ready for adventure with protection against drops, dirt and snow. An open-screen design allows direct access to the display, while drop protection and port covers keep iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone XR safe in the backyard or the backcountry. The two-piece clear shell wraps around the phone and protects the screen with a raised, beveled edge and super slim form. NËXT cases are drop tested to 6.6 feet (2 meters) and carry an IP-5X rating for blocking dirt and dust.

FRĒ upholds the LifeProof legacy of four-proof protection that protects from water, drops, dirt and snow. The two-piece design has a built-in screen protector to guard against scratches to the brilliant display and seals the device from water, down to 6.6 feet (2 meters) deep, for up to an hour. Port covers keep dust and dirt out of the charging port and speakers.

The beautiful customized case when you buy a lifeproof

SLɅM and NËXT are available today for iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max, it is coming soon for iPhone XR. FRĒ is coming soon for iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone XR. To learn more or sign up for product notifications, visit

SLɅM and NËXT for iPhone Xs, Xs Max and XR are available at Best Denki, Epicentre, iStudio, LOL, Newstead, Nubox, and other authorised retail stores in Singapore. 

Prices of the units are as follow:





Xs Max




About LifeProof:

After disrupting the consumer electronics industry with award-winning waterproof smartphone cases, LifeProof® continues to innovate and inspire. In its unapologetic quest to reimagine, reinvent and use technologies in extraordinary ways, LifeProof empowers athletes, explorers and adventurers to live life without limits. From its lineup of action-ready phone cases and accessories to the selection of waterproof, drop-proof, Bluetooth speakers and everyday-active backpacks, LifeProof is the gear you grab to go get living.

For more information, visit #LiveLifeProof

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Singtel launches iPhone Xs and Apple Watch Series 4

Singtel this morning launched the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and Apple Watch Series 4 at its Singtel Comcentre Shop.

A long queue of Singtel customers formed around the Singtel flagship store hours before the shop opened. First in line was Mr K. A. Ng, 37, who had queued since 5.30am to get his hands on the new iPhone before heading off to work.

“Singtel has provided top notch service to me over the years and the booking process for the iPhone this time round has been really smooth,” said Mr Ng, who has been a Singtel customer for more than 20 years. “I’m excited to be the first to purchase the new iPhone Xs Max and I love its gorgeous new Gold colour and advanced camera capabilities.”

Photo Caption : Comparing the size of my iphone 7P with iphone XS Max. 

Singtel is offering customers who buy the iPhones an exclusive Apple bundle that includes a new DataX4 add-on, MobileSwop Unlimited service and Apple Music, at a promotional price of S$26.90 per month, a 32 percent discount from the usual price of S$39.78. Customers who subscribe to this bundle will also enjoy S$100 off their new iPhone.

Photo caption: Mr Yuen Kwan Moon, CEO of Consumer Singapore at Singtel, (second from left), presents the new iPhone Xs Max to lucky customer no. 1 Mr Ng (third from left), together with emcees Sonia Chew and Joakim Gomez.

Singtel is the only provider in Singapore that enables cellular connectivity on the new Apple Watch. Customers can activate their cellular connectivity with a free 6-month subscription of Singtel’s NumberShare service (usual price S$6.90/mth).

Monday, May 21, 2018

DBS signals time has come for new kind of banking

SINGAPORE, 15 May 2018 – DBS Bank, a leader in digital transformation, today signalled that the time has come for a new kind of banking. After more than a decade of establishing its Asia heritage with “Living, Breathing Asia”, DBS is evolving its positioning to “Live more, Bank less”. Its bold new brand promise reflects the belief that in the digital era, it needs to deliver banking that is so simple, seamless and invisible, that customers have more time to spend on the people or things they care about. 

Said DBS CEO Piyush Gupta, “In the last 10 years, we have successfully established ourselves as a leader in Asia banking. While we remain rooted to Asia, Asia is rapidly changing, like the rest of the world. With the ubiquity of the smartphone, the explosion of data and the rise of the sharing economy, customer behaviours are dramatically different from what they were before. Customers want a new kind of banking. Having made reimagining banking a priority in the last few years, we believe we are well-placed to personify and embody banking of the future.”

From leadership in Singapore to leadership in Asia

Over the last 50 years, DBS has established itself as a leader not just in Singapore but also in Asia.

From the time of its founding in 1968 – three years after Singapore became an independent nation – the bank has pioneered many firsts that have revolutionised the banking landscape.

Since the introduction of “Living, Breathing Asia” in 2006, DBS has also established itself as a leader in Asia banking:

  • Doubled the size of the bank. Between 2006 and 2017, DBS has more than doubled income to SGD 11.9 billion and nearly doubled net profit to SGD 4.39 billion.
  • More than tripled market capitalisation. At end 2006, DBS’ market capitalisation was close to SGD 20 billion; today, it is about SGD 75 billion, putting the bank among the top 40 most valuable banks globally.   
  • Only Singapore and Asian bank to be ranked among the top six wealth managers in the region; among the top five players for corporate banking.
  • Only Asian bank with a presence in three key axes of growth – Greater China, South Asia and Southeast Asia.
  • Recognised not only as “World’s Best Digital Bank” by Euromoney but also “Asia’s Best Bank” by esteemed publications such as The Banker, Euromoney, IFR Asia and Global Finance. Named “Safest Bank in Asia” by Global Finance for nine consecutive years. Topped the list of most valuable bank brands in ASEAN for six consecutive years with a brand value of USD 6.49 billion in 2018.

“Live more, Bank less” to define DBS’ next phase of growth

With the digital revolution, banking is being fundamentally redefined. At 50, DBS, like banking, is at a crossroads. The “Live More, Bank Less” ethos embodies the belief that the bank needs to remain at the forefront of change in the next 50 years.

“Live more, Bank less” encapsulates many aspects and DBS is intent on enabling its customers to:
  • Live hassle-free with invisible banking
    • Embedding banking in the customer journey. With its strong focus on weaving banking into the daily lives of customers, the bank has launched car, property and electricity marketplaces in the last nine months. Customers looking to buy or sell their car, rent a property or choose an electricity provider can now do so on the DBS website. DBS’ API-driven architecture and strong focus on human-centred design and user experience help make banking simpler and more seamless.   
    • Creating a bank that is always with its customers. With DBS iWealth, customers in Singapore and Hong Kong can manage, transact and trade via their mobile phones 24/7. In India and Indonesia, digibank is paperless, signatureless and branchless, and an entire bank in the phone.

 Seize life’s opportunities

  • Customers in Singapore and Hong Kong are provided insights to better seize investment opportunities with DBS iWealth. This includes having access to sophisticated portfolio and performance analysis, as well as curated research and investment views contextual to their portfolio or preferences.
  • SMEs with DBS BusinessClass have access to the latest market trends as well as a knowledgeable community of Asia’s business leaders, including venture capitalists and industry peers.
  • Chief financial officers and corporate treasurers can manage and project their cash positions at the click of a button with Treasury Prism, the world’s first online treasury and cash management simulation tool.

Live larger than themselves

  • Encouraging customers to live socially-conscious by making them more aware of various ways to do so.
  • Providing the next generation with opportunities to come together to create innovative solutions that solve sustainability issues.
  • Helping social entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life through grants, banking services, mentorship and by giving them a platform to share their work and pitch for funding. 

Brand campaign to kick off this week

 DBS will be rolling out a brand campaign in all its markets over the next two months, starting with Singapore this week. 

For more information on “Live more, Bank less”, please visit

At the event, it was a surprise for all the attendees, DBS have specially invited MICappella to entertain us. 

In addition, we took photo with fellow bloggers / influencers with the ubersnap Photo Booth. 

Friday, March 23, 2018

UMLand Grows Its Global Presence through The Biggest Design Competition in the World ( Video )

JOHOR BAHRU, 22 March 2018 – United Malayan Land Bhd (UMLand), an award-winning property developer which prides itself on creating world-class lifestyles that complement the modern community, continues to expand its international presence through its latest involvement in The Apartment: Passion for Design reality competition show for the second consecutive year, as one of the major sponsors. 

The Apartment, which is the premier design competition show in all of Asia, is a highly addictive television series showcasing passionate amateurs who must brave razor-thin budgets and exacting time-frames to create stunning one-of-a-kind rooms in developments throughout South-East Asia – all under the watchful eyes of International Design Superstar and Principal Judge Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen. 

The show is back for the sixth season and this year features one of UMLand’s most established townships, UMLand Seri Austin. It also includes the biggest prize in the series’ history – the deed to a luxurious apartment at D’Lagoon worth over USD 140,000, which is UMLand’s latest luxury development by the lake in Iskandar Malaysia. 

D'Lagoon luxurious apartments. Photo provided by organiser. 

The exciting series was also filmed at one of the luxurious double-storey semi-detached houses at Aster 2, UMLand Seri Austin. The location sponsorship provided an opportunity for the 12 talented contestants and the judging panel of esteemed celebrity designers to experience living at the First Smoke-Free Town Park and the First Smart Healthy City and Communities Township throughout the 10-week filming period.

Aster 2, Photo provided by organiser

“The strategic partnership with the reality series showcases the beautiful landscape of UMLand Seri Austin and Johor as one of the most liveable cities in the future to potential investors and buyers from around the world. It has also given us the opportunity to put UMLand on the international map once again as we reaffirm our sustainable developments that are of high global standards,” shared KK Wong, Chief Executive Officer of UMLand Seri Austin cum Group Director of Townships, UMLand.

"I am incredibly proud of our latest season of The Apartment” added Riaz Mehta, President of Imagine Group Entertainment, the producer of the Show. “Our cast is better than ever, with a fiery chemistry between them that will keep our viewers entertained every minute of the show as our budding designers do whatever it takes to succeed.   The show offers something for everyone - whether you just want to be entertained by the characters or inspired by amazing designs."

Contestants from various countries. Photo provided by organiser. 

The Apartment: Passion for Design features 12 talented contestants from various countries including Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines and more, who will compete to become the next interior design superstar. The Apartment: Passion for Design also features a judging panel of esteemed celebrity designers including returning international superstar Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen as principal judge, and award-winning designer and author Jamie Durie as returning host and mentor. This season also sees the introduction of two new judges, Filipina interior designer and influencer extraordinaire Cat Arambulo and Tyler Wisler, one of New York’s most influential and dynamic designers.

The Apartment: Passion for Design premieres on 22 March 2018, Thursday at 9pm (8pm JKT/BKK), on Sony Channel and Astro’s AXN channel 701 starting from 25 March 2018, every Sunday at 8.05pm. The reality competition show is presented by Dulux and supported by UMLand. The Apartment: Passion for Design is a Sony Channel Original Series created and produced by Imagine Group Entertainment, the leading entertainment production company in Asia.

Personal Note

Even though I have not watch the earlier seasons for this awesome reality show, but after watching the Season 6 episode 1, I find it interesting, and seriously look forward to see the rest of the episodes. It brings out characters, the hidden talents among these contestants who are in various occupation. To name some of the occupations, they are entrepreneur, photographer, fashion designer, make-up artist, beauty queen etc. Therefore, it is interesting to see how these non-professional designers bring ideas into their design which may even open the eyes of the judges. 

Besides the contestants, the presence of Principal Judge Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen does bring some joy to the show with his witty statements. Watch that...

Well, I am sure I am able to learn something from this exciting show in the coming weeks. 


About UMLand

UMLand is the award-winning Malaysian developer behind the successes of several residential townships and niche developments across the country. 

The company has two divisions handling Township Development and Niche Projects respectively. It also has a hospitality division that operates Suasana Suites serviced apartments and a construction division under UMLand Builders Sdn Bhd. 

With a strong track record spanning across two decades, UMLand continues to embrace excellence and innovation as its main tenets to drive growth. 

The Group, with over 1,800 acres of undeveloped land bank across Malaysia, aims to be a caring and responsible developer that not only builds quality property units for investors and homemakers, but also units that will see its value enhanced as the community grows and living standards improve. With advances in technology, UMLand is also embarking on building smart cities to complement the lifestyle needs of the modern community. 

In 2015, UMLand bagged the “Best Office Development Asia Pacific” at the International Property Awards in London for its flagship project the UMCity Medini Lakeside development. 

About Imagine Group Entertainment

Imagine Group Entertainment (“Imagine”) is a leading international TV Production company headquartered in Singapore. Amongst its hit TV productions are Fit for Fashion, The Contender Asia, The Biggest Loser Asia, The Challenger and The Apartment. Imagine’s shows have achieved success not just in Asia but also the USA, Australia, UK and Europe with distribution to over 40 countries worldwide and have received multiple accolades from industry and media, including an International Emmy Award nomination. 

Currently the ONLY production company in Asia that produces large scale ORIGINAL reality TV shows to an American production standard that are sold and formatted worldwide, Imagine has shows in production and development across a variety of genres including Music, Sport, Fashion, Lifestyle, Design, Magic and kids’ content.