Dive into a sea of 20,000 white balls at #313Christmas

For the first time we adults can finally dive into a ball pit deep enough to cover us up! If you’ve forgotten how it’s like to be a kid again, go have a dive and have fun in this adult ball pit at 313@Somerset! Don’t wait cos the ball pit is here till 27 December 2015 only.

Dive right into it!

Diving into sea of white balls #313Christmas

Everyone, as long as you are above 1.5m tall, you’re invited to dive right into the sea of 20,000 white balls at 313@Somerset. This adult ball pit measures 10m x 3m and is deep enough for a 1.8m tall guy to dive right into it. This fun activity has been set up at 313@Somerset atrium for shoppers to de-stress during this peak gifting season, 100% a great way to let ourselves go.

No purchase required!

This activity is 100% FREE! Each play session is limited to 5 pax and for 10 minutes only. If there’s a queue waiting outside, everyone will be timed accordingly.

Socks must be worn

For hygiene purpose, everyone who wants to get into the adult ball pit must have socks on. You can get them at $2/pair at COTTON ON at Basement 1, ladies sizes only. Or just remember to bring your own if you’re heading to town this week.

Win a Hug + Photo with Desmond Tan

Happening this weekend, 19 Dec (TODAY), shoppers who spent $20 at 313@Somerset will get a chance to dive into the ball pit to search for a bottle with the winning message. It will be an afternoon of games & fun and 30 lucky fans & shoppers will get to hug & snap a photo with him. 30 lucky shoppers with with the winning message in their bottle will receive a free hug from Desmond Tan and a group photo session.

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*Terms & conditions apply. Valid for the first 100 shoppers/fans only.

WIN a GoPro HERO4 Silver worth $590 or $100 313 shopping vouchers*!

Snap your Fanta-sea photo anywhere in 313@Somerset from now till 3 Jan 2016. Post and share the photo on your Instagram with hashtag #313Christmas and follow @313somerset on Instagram. Don’t forget to set your profile privacy to public in order to take part.

Don’t miss this opportunity to have a ball of a time at 313@Somerset! See how happy I was tossing the balls and even tried doing the snow angel in the pit. LOL!

Featured image Golden Goh.

Do You Know About Pedestrian Night along Orchard Road?

Happening every first Saturday of the month, a part of Orchard Road (from the ERP Gantry in front of ION Orchard to the crossing at Paragon) is closed from 6pm to 11pm and everyone is welcomed to take a stroll and enjoy the activities and performances taking place on the street.

Over the year, there has been different types of activities and events that took place during Pedestrian Night. Here’s a recap of some highlights from 2015.

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The next Pedestrian Night will be on 2 January 2016 and here’s one of the highlights to look out for!

Be prepared for 1.5 hours with four power-packed performances on a funky truck-turned-into-stage by the following presented by HAG (a Scandinavian Business Seating brand):

  • Brandon Khoo, popular local drummer
  • MICapella, an acapella group
  • Max and Chloe of Skin and Bones, Winners of 16th Asia Pacific Dance Competition, Singapore 2014
  • Vilas Naik, popular speed-painter in India from Bangalore

Download the OneOrchard App

The OneOrchard App is here to further enhance visitors’ experiences and include vouchers for redemption at Pedestrian Night too. The app features star deals which allows user to enjoy shopping vouchers from Orchard Road’s brands.

OneOrchard will also integrate the ORBA Privilege Card, another initiative of the Association and its participating merchants for use by ORBA member organisations’ employees. Cardholders no longer need their physical card as identification as all the details will be housed on the application.

Get the iOS app here and Android app here. And be prepared for Pedestrian Night on Orchard in January and February 2016! Happening first Saturday of every month, from 6pm to 11pm.

Check http://www.orchardroad.org for more details and follow their Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/orchardroad.sg.

CTG: Alcatel Flash 2 – Your Spare Smartphone at Less Than S$200

Thanks to the folks at Alcatel, I got to experience the Alcatel Flash 2 before they launch in Singapore. I did what I used to do a lot in the past here at The Claudia Post, here’s my long-time-no-do-liao Claud Talks Gadget: Alcatel Flash 2.

Unboxing Alcatel Flash 2

The set I got to try was not a local set, so the manual and power adaptor is not for Singapore. Of course the one you order will be in English and comes with the 3-pin plug.

Value For Money, Great for Kids and Grandparents
The Alcatel Flash 2, when I saw it, touched it and got wind of the price, I was already mentally taking order for who to give this to for Christmas. My dad is going to be getting one for sure, cos his phone is hand-me-down from me then to my mum and now to him. And of cos, the Flash 2 camera is better, so he can take better and sharper in focused photos of his grandkids to use as his wallpaper!

See even the packaging looks so good! No one will know its a phone less than $200 loh!

Retailing at just S$199 without contract, this is the cheapest smartphone that gives you a powerful camera and some awesome specifications. You can buy it online at Lazada.sg from 4 December. Just in time for Christmas!

Full set of accessories and even comes with screen protector and leather case, all for just S$199! Set in photo not the local set, Singapore units will come with our standard 3-pin adaptor.

Original Android Lollipop OS
If you are one of those who gets irritated by the numerous apps that come pre-installed in your new smartphone, you’ll be happy to know that Alcatel has keep it as bare as possible. Comes as it is with the authentic Android L UI, similar to the Huawei NEXUS aka Google phone. No branded theme or skin overlaying the original OS.

Taking Mobile Photography To Next Level (They call it Mobigraphy)
Alcatel’s dedication for mobigraphy gives a complete and growing multi-feature camera to ensure that you always have the most needed creative tools for your mobigraphy journey. You can shoot in manual settings, take time lapse videos and capture panorama pictures with the front camera. Other camera features you will see in the Alcatel Flash 2 includes Super Fine, HDR, Face Beauty, Multi-Angle, PIP (Picture in Picture) Mode and even create Live photo. I’ve yet tried all the features, will share more on Instagram when I do!

There’s also a dedicated shutter button for quick switch from phone to camera. Something you don’t find in many phones these days.

Exclusive gSight. Camera Technologies
The gSight. camera is born to deliver superior image quality. The 13MP Samsung S5K3M2 ISOCELL sensor, ƒ/2.0 aperture and 0.3 seconds Phase Detection Auto Focus provides fast, sharp and powerful camera experience. With RealTone flash gives an extra advantage in low light conditions while maintaining the colors as true as possible to real life.

Design to Be Profie Cam
For the Profie Cam. front camera, Flash 2 has the distinct LED flash, shedding light to the users’ selfies. With the advancement of the wider 84 degrees angle, selfie taking with families and friends improves tremendously as you can fit even more people into the photo, and never leave anyone out in capturing your special moments.

Robust 64-bit Octa-core Processor
Built with the incredibly powerful 64-bit octa-core 1.3Ghz Cortex-A53 MT6753 Processor along with the 2GB LPDDR3 SDRAM, the Flash 2 delivers robust performance for heavy duty usage. Users can multitask seamlessly. For peak graphic performance, the l Flash 2 comes with the Mali-T720MP4 GPU.

Pricing & Availability
The Flash 2 (Volcanic Grey) will be available on 4 December 2015 at M1 and Lazada Singapore for $199. Flash 2 flip cover and screen protector will be bundled as a standard in-box accessories.

Check out their website for full specifications and features at http://www.alcatelflash.com/flash-2/. Follow Alcatel OneTouch on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ALCATELONETOUCHsingapore for latest information and promotions.

Buy the phone now on: http://www.lazada.sg/alcatel-flash-2/

GIVEAWAY ALERT

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Check out details on Alcatel OneTouch page on Facebook for contest details.