Sunday, April 22, 2012

The New Low Fare Airline is in Town - Flyscoot Singapore

Ready, Get Set, Scoot Outta Here from 4th June 2012! Singapore newest airline, is taking off ahead of schedule with its inaugural flight to Sydney set for 4th June, followed by Gold Coast a week later on 12th June! Airfares starting from as low as SGD $158! Scoot is 100% owned by Singapore Airlines (SIA) but independently managed and run. As compared to the normal flights, Scoot will offer value airfares about 40% lesser. Most importantly, safety, reliability and punctuality are the core values which Scoot focus on.

Scoot Management team had a casual meet up with local bloggers at Singapore Flyer last Friday, and I was very glad to be invited to the event. Not only did I catch up with some fellow bloggers, Alvin & Darren Ang,  but also met new blogger friends, Claire, Darren Ng, Christine, Walter and Jerome.

And of course, getting to know the happening Scoot management team. "Scoot is not your usual airline name... and the company it identifies is not your usual airline...Scoot is an airline with a different attitude. People with a different attitude. SCOOTITUDE. " They have certainly proved that during the meeting, especially when I requested for a different attitude infront of the camera, without any hesitation, they posed, and the result? See above!
Caption : What's that in the sky? What? Scoot is flying?!

Seen here with Scoot CEO, Mr. Campbell Wilson. Before joining Scoot in May 2011, Campbell was Singapore Airlines' GM Japan. He started his career with SIA in New Zealand and Australia and had more than 25 years of experience. A very friendly and approachable guy, and a very different CEO. Read more about his profile here: Scoot Family - Campbell Wilson
(Btw, I think my face seriously look damn oily here. Lol, can fry an egg yea?)

How often do you find a CEO like Campbell who's so energetic & fun loving? I was joking with him that he looked too serious in our previous shot, and he immediately gave me another funky pose. Seen here Head of Cabin Services, Ms Ng Ju Li. As Head of Cabin Services, she take care of cabin crew recruitment, training and performance while overseeing their rostering and welfare. She also oversee inflight services and cabin operations, making sure that every Scoot cabin crew complies strictly with the high cabin safety and security standards. Check out her profile here: Scoot Family - Ng Ju Li

 Heard from the management team about the selection criteria for the cabin crew. Seriously not easy. I shall not disclose too much information here, if you are interested to be part of the Scoot family, check out Scoot Facebook or Scoot Official Website for more details. They are having their 3rd and final recruitment soon, so stay tune! One tip, looks is not everything. You need to have that SCOOTITUDE! I have spoken to air stewardess like Priscilla (left) and Marina (right), they seriously are two very good examples. Bubbly, fun-loving, and friendly! The pictures say it all, isn't it?

While we were on the flyer, Campbell did some presentation on some facts and history about Scoot.
It all started out from a simple USB way back in 2011. Understand from the presentation that Scoot's first year destinations include Australia, China, and others. Destinations will be progressively announced soon!
But one thing I noticed about the presentation, did you realize the team improvised the towel as the screen? With simple pegs and towel, it work wonders! Creative to the max.

And some pictures I took while on the flyer... looks like some final destination teaser yea? Haha. Just kidding.

The evening sunset...

Adding some effect, the Singapore night scene looks good! Singapore Tourism Board, wanna hire me? =)

Apart from the serious stuff, we had some ice breaking games. Thankfully, the team could understand what I was drawing. Thanks to our team leader, Captain Meng Kum. Seen here with Ling Ling, from Scoot's marketing team. Credits: Jerome Lim

Also had some refreshments, thanks to the excellent hospitality!

We had our Singapore food trail with the bloggers and Scoot's management team, btw, there was even more food than that!

Darren Ang in his 老 Kok Kok (translate: traditional style) mug...

Darren Ang with Campbell

Darren Ng, Darren Ang and myself

If you find Darren Ng familiar, yes...he's none other than the 'Ah Guan' in Channel 5 once popular series, Growing Up. Hahah! I actually went to the search for the theme song, seriously, nostalgic!

The signs have changed that today's design,
there's no denying these harder times,
but the ones that are dear,
will be here through our fears,
making sorrow fade away,
showing the road the brighter days

Faces and places I can still recall,
loved ones and lost ones I miss them all,
and I hope you'll be here,
through our growing up years,
facing the trails of lives endeavours,
realizing dreams we both can share,
for all our days.

Haha, side track alittle. Anyway, what are you waiting for! Check out Flyscoot amazing fares to Australia now! Credits: Steven's back.


Friday, April 20, 2012

Wheelsasia 13th Anniversary Celebration

Happy Birthday, Wheels! =)

Superheros Party ! Let's unleash the power!

Celebrated my colleague, Gubbi's 30th birthday last Saturday!

Captain America has a double chin. Looks like he hasn't been flying much these days. Too much of fast food in America must be.

Probably this is the first time Super Mario stepped out of the computer games.
Since when we have a monk in the Super Hero?

And probably we just found out that Super Mario is afraid of the bats.

You probably need to give me some credits on my drama talents. Lol
Seriously, the birthday boy , errm, I mean MAN, is very heavy... I'm a bat afterall.

Welcome to the dark side of the world. =)

No wonder the Chinese can't win many titles in the Oscar Awards.

Captain America, this ain't a beauty pageant. -_-||

I'm just a Bat. Can anyone call the SPCA? Am I classified under SPCA btw?

New generation heros. Punk and rocker. =)

Hands Up! Or else I will tweet!

Some decos around the flat

Gubbi's birthday present.. Happy 30th Birthday, once again! =)

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Customer Conference @ Avalon

Thanks to everyone, customers and colleagues who had supported this event...

It was great to see how a concept which started 3 months ago had become a reality...

Big boss giving his opening speech...

Had an meeting with my Bosch Car Service partners before the actual event to give some presentation on my upcoming marketing strategy ... was a great sharing session!

Thanks to Joanne and everyone who had made this event came true!

My interns Samantha and David, thanks for your help.

We didn't really call for carlsberg though. Haha.

Once again, big thank you to everyone.
A long weekend break ... and we will soon be ready for the next event in May!

Monday, April 02, 2012

Pioneer's New Range of Car Audio Video Receivers - AVH-P8450BT

Pioneer is proud to announce the launch of a new range of car audio video receivers that promises to enhance a driver’s experience. 

“With the growing popularity of in-car entertainment systems, Pioneer believes in constantly improving our car receivers to give drivers an exceptionally pleasant drive experience while using our products. This new range of receivers deliver stunning sound quality as well as impressive visual displays, promising a drive experience like no other,” said Mr. Masayoshi Ishikubo, Senior General Manager of Pioneer Electronics AsiaCentre. 

Here's some key features of AVH-P8450BT:

“Music is an integral part of our lives; we take pride in grooming and housing the finest DJs in Asia. Pioneer’s MIXTRAX technology marries the joy of listening to good music with people’s passion of creating their own unique mix of music. Listeners will get to enjoy the same high level of energy and non-stop mixes they would hear in a club, only now they get to be their own DJ,” said Mr. Masayoshi Ishikubo, Senior General Manager of Pioneer Electronics AsiaCentre. 

MIXTRAX, a proprietary technology that creates a nonstop mix of an entire music library to create a club-like atmosphere. Pioneer’s MIXTRAX technology transforms a consumer’s music library into customizable tracks that can be processed by selected Pioneer products.  Using Pioneer’s free MIXTRAX music management software, the user’s entire music collection is analyzed and various musical attributes including tempo and beats per minute (BPM) are identified.  The software then tags each song and creates an assortment of playlists categorized in different genres and musical styles such as Beat, Chill, and Thump.  The advanced analysis of the software identifies the best transition points of each song in the music library and seamlessly mixes and blends the tracks together, much like a DJ performing live.  

Do check out the video here!

AVH-P8450BT also has an advanced user interface which make various audio/video functions exceptionally operable using an innovative GUI!

Drawing upon Pioneer’s technology integration expertise and following its “Rethinking Connectivity” strategy, Advanced App Mode is the in-vehicle feature designed to utilize the processing power, storage capacity, network connectivity and apps of the iPhone 4/iPhone 4S and iPod touch (4th generation) as the primary source for its information and entertainment capabilities.  Pioneer’s Advanced App Mode also features multi-touchscreen that enables control of most functions using similar touch and motion gestures as many of today’s most popular smartphones, but in a larger screen designed specifically for safer in-vehicle operation. 

“Pioneer is rethinking connectivity by tapping into the power of the smartphone, while simultaneously providing a solution that safely merges the consumer’s digitally connected lifestyle into the vehicle” said Mr. Masayoshi . Advanced App Mode fully embraces the iPhone 4/iPhone 4S, which has become the window to our mobile connectivity and enables usage of apps in the car with limited driver distraction.”

To better address the needs of car drivers, Pioneer has developed exclusive compatible apps for Advanced App Mode:

1) MIXTRAX app can
analyze your iPod touch and iPhone 4/iPhone 4S music library (internet connectivity required) and generate non-stop mix play by cueing up songs, beat matching, or adding effects. The MIXTRAX app is now available for download on iTunes.

2) Navgate Drive Singapore app provides numerous intelligent features such as traffic information, city guides, short route calculation time, simultaneous calculation of multiple route variants and many others.
The latest feature-rich navigation app – NavGate Drive Singapore, will be available on iTunes soon.


VGA panel and Advanced Display Resolution (ADR) brilliantly enhance video visibility and clarity of various video formats!

Versatile audio functions provide plenty of control to optimize sound for your seating position!

AVH-P8450BT is already out! Do check out Pioneer's facebook and website for more information now!

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