Alan Soh aka Humourboi

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City Alive 2010

City Alive! 2010 Singapore’s Biggest and Funkiest Street Dance party returns for the 3rd year!

Happening on 20 February 2010, at the F1 Formula Race Pit Building (beside Singapore Flyer) from 10.15pm to 4.00am, party aficionados can expect a night of adrenaline-pumping fun and be entertained by the exhilarating music and dance acts. 

The street party will commence right after the grand finale of Chingay Parade 2010, which is considered part of Chinese New Year Celebrations in Singapore. Tracks in front of Pit Building will then transformed into a mega dance floor stretching 360 metres. 

City Alive! 2010 promises to be bigger and more exciting with the party venue now at the tracks in front of the Pit Building.  With Space Cowboy (United Kingdom) making his debut appearance in Singapore at the City Alive! 2010, along with other international acts like DJ Sarasa (Japan) and All Area Crew (Japan), it will be a real treat for the party-revellers as you party the night away.

Joining these world-class acts are Singapore’s very own DJ Andrew T, DJ Inquisitive and Singapore top B-boys, Radikal Forze to bring the party anthem to the heart of the city.

Come and get your tickets now and party together with these renowned international and local DJs, catching their incredible spinning skills and of course tons of yummy food and drinks are available, all at City Alive 2010!

The tickets are priced at $15 (PAssion Card members), $20 (Non-PAssion Card members) and $28 (at the Door), inclusive of one drink. 

 I will be there!!

Advance ticket sales are now available at all SISTIC authorised agents, beginning from Friday 18 December 2009 onwards. 

Please be informed that minimum age of entry to the party is 18 years old.

[Latest! – Sunday, 21 February 2010]

I was there as a service crew. Being part of a 10-guy Hippo Bus Team, which was under Security Team. We were told to report at 6.30pm for early attendance-marking, collection of event tee and lanyard pass, dinner as well as a one last final pre-event briefing. We were to be at City Alive! site till 4am.

There were 3 air-conditioned Hippo Tour buses of 3 different colours catered for 3 different groups of people, namely the Celebrity DJs (Purple), Media (Green) and VIPs (White).

I was with the green bus. Yup, that was meant for the media (photojournalists/videographers etc). The bus-top is open-air style.

As a member of the Hippo Bus Team, I was to be on the alert lookout to ensure that no non-authorised personnel gain access into the bus, except for VIPs/DJs/Media/Officials who will be wearing their lanyard passes at all times.

Chingay Parade ended at about 9.45pm. One hour is needed to disperse the Chingay spectators, to erect barricades as well as to do some cleaning so as to transform the entire place into a mega-scale dancefloor.

It was great seeing many YEC counterparts and other friends coming down to celebrate the 7th day of Chinese New Year @ City Alive! 2010. People such as Ziyao, Eric, Minghui, Iskandar, Ismawati, Ken, Foong Kheong, Sear Hong, Apple, Edgar and many others.

The event was successfully held. All volunteers were hauled up for a final debrief at about 4.15am before dismissal at about 4.45am. Everyone was entitled to his or her $25 allowance claim on the spot.

If you were observant enough, you will notice that I used new media* for the first time, to provide ‘live’ updates of what I’ve went through at City Alive! 2010 site @ F1 Formula Race Pit Building, through Twitter of which I have had linked to my 2 blogs, Friendster, MSN Live, LinkedIn and Facebook.

How did I do that?

Answer: by using the Ubertwitter application on my blackberry phone. 😉

*New Mediaa term used to refer to tools that encompass the emergence of digital, computerized or networked information and communication technologies in the 21st Century.

New Media tools such as Facebook/Flickr/Twitter/Youtube/Wordpress have characteristics of being manipulatable, networkable, dense, compressible and impartial.

Thanks to advanced mobile technology and smartphones such as Blackberry and Iphone, people are now able to tap on new media tools on the constant move as and where they are today. Thus, information is disseminated or shared almost instantly.

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